Black People : Jury Decides Not To Indict Randall Kerrick, Officer Who Fatally Shot Jonathan Ferrell

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A partial grand jury in North Carolina has decided not to indict Randall Kerrick, the officer who fatally shot Jonathan Ferrell in September 2013.
After meeting for eight hours on Tuesday, the jury reportedly submitted a document to the county clerk of the court, not only stating it would not indict the officer on the charge of voluntary manslaughter, but also attached a handwritten letter respectfully requesting the district attorney submit a bill of indictment for a lesser charge.

However, Attorney General Roy Cooper said in a statement that the decision was not made by a full grand jury, and that his office plans to resubmit the request as soon as possible.

"Today, our prosecutors learned that the grand jury that considered the indictment on charges of voluntary manslaughter was less than a full panel. It would be in the best interest of justice to resubmit this case to a full grand jury, which we plan to do as soon as possible," Cooper said.

Officer Kerrick was charged after shooting Ferrell 10 times when authorities responded to a breaking and entering call. Ferrell who had been involved in an accident, was seeking help in a nearby neighborhood when a woman called the police, thinking he was a robber. Ferrell ran toward the officers, who tried to stop him with a Taser. Police said he continued to run toward them when Kerrick shot him. Ferrell died at the scene. Both the local NAACP chapter and Ferrell's family have questioned whether race played a role in the shooting.

An attorney for the Ferrell family told NBC Charlotte they were shocked by the news.

"I would describe it as suffocating," he said. "How do you describe that to a mom? This man emptied a clip into her son and now I have to tell her there's no indictment. If the jury had seen that dash cam video not only would there have been an indictment for manslaughter, but likely for a greater charge."
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A partial grand jury in North Carolina has decided not to indict Randall Kerrick, the officer who fatally shot Jonathan Ferrell in September 2013.
After meeting for eight hours on Tuesday, the jury reportedly submitted a document to the county clerk of the court, not only stating it would not indict the officer on the charge of voluntary manslaughter, but also attached a handwritten letter respectfully requesting the district attorney submit a bill of indictment for a lesser charge.

However, Attorney General Roy Cooper said in a statement that the decision was not made by a full grand jury, and that his office plans to resubmit the request as soon as possible.

"Today, our prosecutors learned that the grand jury that considered the indictment on charges of voluntary manslaughter was less than a full panel. It would be in the best interest of justice to resubmit this case to a full grand jury, which we plan to do as soon as possible," Cooper said.

Officer Kerrick was charged after shooting Ferrell 10 times when authorities responded to a breaking and entering call. Ferrell who had been involved in an accident, was seeking help in a nearby neighborhood when a woman called the police, thinking he was a robber. Ferrell ran toward the officers, who tried to stop him with a Taser. Police said he continued to run toward them when Kerrick shot him. Ferrell died at the scene. Both the local NAACP chapter and Ferrell's family have questioned whether race played a role in the shooting.

An attorney for the Ferrell family told NBC Charlotte they were shocked by the news.

"I would describe it as suffocating," he said. "How do you describe that to a mom? This man emptied a clip into her son and now I have to tell her there's no indictment. If the jury had seen that dash cam video not only would there have been an indictment for manslaughter, but likely for a greater charge."
Read more:http://www.huffingtonpost.com/2014/...lina_n_4646186.html?ncid=txtlnkushpmg00000038

Shock? :( Why? That happens all the time! :mad: The question is what are we going too do about it? "Turn the other cheek", "suffer peacefully"? :( Dr. MLK and his follows already tried that, and it didn't work! ;)
 

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