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originally posted by: raymundoko
a reply to: Gryphon66
There is no cross examination in a grand jury...
It is the grand jury’s function not ‘to enquire … upon what foundation [the charge may be] denied,’ or otherwise to try the suspect’s defenses, but only to examine ‘upon what foundation [the charge] is made’ by the prosecutor. Respublica v. Shaffer, 1 Dall. 236 (O. T. Phila. 1788); see also F. Wharton, Criminal Pleading and Practice § 360, pp. 248-249 (8th ed. 1880). As a consequence, neither in this country nor in England has the suspect under investigation by the grand jury ever been thought to have a right to testify or to have exculpatory evidence presented.
Prosecutors typically subpoena witnesses to appear before a grand jury because either:
a prosecutor believes that a witness has information about a crime committed by a third party, and wants to elicit that information to secure an indictment against the third party, or
a prosecutor regards a witness as a target (a person suspected of crime) and wants to develop evidence against the witness.
People called before a grand jury as witnesses do not have to be warned that they are or may become targets. Miranda-type warnings are not required, and, unless they are specifically given immunity (that is, promised that they won't be charged based on their testimony), any testimony witnesses provide to a grand jury may be used against them in a later prosecution.
originally posted by: wanderingconfusion
I saw this and was appalled at the level of atrocities this mob mentality is stooping to.
This elderly gentleman is innocent of any wrong doing.
This makes me ill to my stomach and I hope karma catch's up with the individuals responsible for this attack.
Angry or not - this was uncalled for
Black males accounted for 29 percent of the male victims of gun crime and 24 percent of the male victims of knife crime. Similar statistics were recorded for females. On knife crime, 45 percent of suspected female perpetrators were black; for gun crime, 58 percent; and for robberies, 52 percent.
Between April 2005 and January 2006, figures from the Metropolitan Police Service showed that black people accounted for 46 percent of car-crime arrests generated by automatic number plate recognition cameras.
In London in 2006, 75% of the victims of gun crime and 79% of the suspects were "from the African/Caribbean community.
originally posted by: WeRpeons
a reply to: wanderingconfusion
They were upset when a police officer called them animals, yet they're attacking people indiscriminately just like animals! How can they expect to get any kind of sympathy or respect when they ignore the condemnation from the media, the president and people in their own community, that attacking innocent people and businesses is just wrong on so many levels.
White 54,153,898 92.12% 55,073,552 87.17%
Black or Black British 1,148,738 1.95% 1,904,684 3.01%
Black or Black British: Total 782,849 10.92% 1,088,640 13.32%
Black, Black Scottish or Black British[note 3] 6,247 0.12%
Figures from the Office for National Statistics showed that in 2007 an estimated 10.6 percent of London's population of 7,556,900 were black. Evidence shows that the black population in London boroughs increases with the level of deprivation, and that the level of crime also increases with deprivation, such that "It is clear that ethnicity, deprivation, victimisation and offending are closely and intricately inter-related".
An elderly man was run over after two people stole his car in Ferguson during disturbances Nov. 24, 2014.