Archives for posts with tag: grand jury

From the racist , biased prosecutor and like-minded cops using armored vehicles and battlefield weapons intended to kill terrorists on civilians, to the heavy-handed tactics of the Nixon administration, police and politicos are just as malignantly clueless as they were the day an unarmed black kid was shot in the street by an out-of-control cop and his body was left to rot on the pavement for hours in the summer heat. And the stupidity was clearly visible in these remarks from the boss cop:

At a late news conference, as National Guardsmen watched from a distance, St. Louis County Police Chief Jon Belmar said that as of midnight, police had arrested about 30 people related to the protests and tallied hundreds of gunshots.

The magnitude of the protests caught the police off guard, he said.

“As dynamic as August was, can you imagine a night like this?” he asked. “We didn’t have anything of this magnitude, so it was very difficult, I think, to telegraph exactly what we should have expected. I didn’t foresee anything like this.” He added that police did everything they could to prevent the chaos.

Such stupid, bigoted, willfully pig-ignorant f***wits. They think they can go on with the apartheid-lite approach that Ferguson (and many other such towns) have taken for decades. Even though it hasn’t worked in this case, even though people are not at all happy, even though buildings are burning and innocent people are suffering, local officials are convinced that they can just beat down people of color and everything will go back to “normal”.

Rich, powerful white people have been trying this idiotic approach for centuries. And it always looks like it will work, for a while at least. But history shows us that oppressors will fail, no matter how many times they try.

Stupid f***s.

Mr. Blunt and Cranky

http://www.usatoday.com/story/news/nation/2013/10/07/steubenville-rape/2939759/  William Rhinaman, an IT guy who worked for the Steubenville school system, has been charged with tampering with evidence, obstructing justice, obstructing official business and perjury. And the AG has said the “investigation continues”.

A hopeful sign. Keep your eyes peeled, folks. There’s lots of other “adults” in the town who need jailing.

Mr. Blunt and Cranky

http://www.nydailynews.com/news/crime/5-months-steubenville-conviction-grand-jury-investigating-coaches-article-1.1475309

Not much new to report until after the session, but at least they are still working. Which means there is still some hope for justice.

Mr. Blunt and Cranky

They are waiting for evidence to be analyzed. Turns out that checking through all those files on computers, cell phones, and phone company records is complicated work. Who knew? (Yes, that’s sarcasm.)

Of course, it could still turn out to be yet another American town pretending to investigate itself. We’ll know for sure when they actually release the results of their deliberations.

Mr. Blunt and Cranky.

They are slow, but they are sure. The grand jury investigation of the rest of Steubenville’s involvement in the now-infamous rape case met for two days this week and then recessed, after telling investigators to go get them more information.

The state is also scoping out seized computers and other such evidentiary materials, and ain’t rushing that process along.

Hopefully, this will scare certain “adults” who enabled the rape, and those that tried to cover it all up afterward. Hopefully.

Mr. Blunt and Cranky

It’s on like donkey kong in Steubenville, where the Grand Jury investigation just completed Day One of its work. And insofar as one can tell, they are picking up rocks aplenty to find the slime beneath.

Investigators have searched public and private buildings, interviewed multiple individuals (like the useless “parents” who own the house in which Jane Doe was gang-raped), and generally scaring the Hell out of lots of people who deserve to be terrified. Here’s a snippet from the above link (we recommend you click and read):
“Investigators searched Steubenville High School and the local school board offices Thursday.
Investigators also searched Vestige Digital Investigations, a digital forensics storage company in Medina, in Northeast Ohio. The company’s connection to the case was unclear, and it denies it’s the subject of a criminal investigation.
The owners of a home where a photo was taken of the Weirton, W.Va., girl being carried by the two boys later convicted of raping her also have been interviewed by investigators.
DeWine says nothing is off the table for the grand jury, which he announced within hours of the guilty verdict March 17.”

Here’s hoping that the rest of those responsible for the horrific crimes committed in that town wind up doing time along with the smug little s***s who were rightfully convicted a while back. We’ll see what the Grand Jury comes up with.

At the very least, it’s more than has been done in Torrington and Nova Scotia.

Mr. Blunt and Cranky