As Roberto A. Ferdman writes in his Wonkblog article; Race and the “Thin Blue Line” matters greatly in matters of justice;
On Wednesday, a 12-person county grand jury began hearing evidence in the killing of Michael Brown, the black teenager whose death nearly two weeks ago has spawned protests in the city of Ferguson, Mo. and a national debate about race and the use of lethal force by law enforcement.
But as much as the protesters in Ferguson may want to see police offer Darren Wilson indicted and convicted for killing Brown, legal experts point out that there are a number of factors that decrease the probability of an indictment–some of them specific to the St. Louis area.
Read Ferdman’s in depth analysis;