Ferguson Prosecutor in Michael Brown Case Fired
As the proverbial saying goes, ‘elections have consequences,’ and the prosecutor in the Michael Brown case just found out. The new St. Louis County prosecutor, Wesley Bell, just took office following the recent election and his first act of duty was to fire the prosecutor who presented evidence to the grand jury in the Michael Brown shooting case back in 2014.
According to the St. Louis Post-Dispatch, Mr. Bell was sworn in on Tuesday, shortly after he sent a two-page letter to assistant prosecutor Kathi Alizadeh firing her. Her and former county prosecutor Robert McCulloch, were responsible for providing evidence to a grand jury in Ferguson following the shooting death of Michael Brown. There is another proverbial saying that, ‘a prosecutor can get a grand jury to indict a ham sandwich.’ Mrs. Kathi Alizadeh’s grand jury declined to indict the officer in the shooting named Darren Wilson. Following of which was days of protest in Ferguson for justice for Michael Brown.
Part of Mr. Bell’s campaign promises include making changes to the nature of the prosecutor’s office and reforming St. Louis’ cash bail system which disproportionately affect people of color.
You may be interested
Watch Roc Nation’s Nicole Bus Performance at NPR Tiny DeskEditorial Dept - August 21, 2019
As a testament to her ability to reach across genres and cultures, Roc Nation’s Nicole Bus joins a host of popular artist…
Meemphis’ Duke Deuce Flexes Some Bars and Some Moves in New Video “Grab A…” From Quality Control MusicEditorial Dept - August 21, 2019
Rapper Duke Deuce grew up in the studio with his dad Duke Nitty (who produced the Memphis classic "S.O.U.T.H. Parkway"…
Caribbean Water Park Welcomes Over 1OO,OOO VisitorsEditorial Dept - August 21, 2019
Over 100,000 visitors have splashed into Bay Gardens Resorts' Splash Island Water Park since it opened four years ago off…