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originally posted by: Greathouse
If the judge grants the motion it will also have to go to the grand jury and the grand jury will feel the full weight of the publics opinion with judicial backing prior to their decision.
The full extent of the pressure applies solely on the judge presented with the affidavits .
The grand jury should only be looking at whether there is a case to answer. The bar is very, very low and the odds are stacked in the prosecutor's favour, but public opinion has no part, and shouldn't have a part, to play in that process.
Once the grand jury is compromised, it's only ever a step away from the trial jury being compromised. (edited to add: floodgates theory, I suppose).
(CNN)A judge has reviewed the facts around the shooting death of 12-year-old Tamir Rice and said he believes prosecutors should move forward with charges against the officers involved.