FOUR YEARS AFTER MICHAEL BROWN’S DEATH, MISSOURI’S PRIMARY BRINGS A NEW REFERENDUM ON THE CASE THAT NEVER WAS

dailycaller.com | 8/9/2018 | Staff
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Four years after Ferguson police officer Darren Wilson shot and killed Michael Brown — nearly to the day — St. Louis County voters sent a message that could bring the case back to the drawing board.

Missouri’s Democratic primary Tuesday pitted outspoken Ferguson city council member and attorney Wesley Bell against 7-term incumbent county prosecutor Bob McCulloch — and in a stunning upset, Bell won with 57 percent of the vote.

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Many saw the primary itself as a referendum of McCulloch’s decision not to file charges against Officer Wilson — in spite of the fact that McCulloch and a grand jury came to that conclusion after considering all of the evidence and charges ranging from first degree murder to involuntary manslaughter.

A Department of Justice investigation into the matter — and into the Ferguson Police Department as a whole — found a number of civil rights violations within the department but found no evidence of specific wrongdoing on Officer Wilson’s part.

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Robert McCulloch was the St. Louis County Prosecutor who did not indict Ferguson officer Darren Wilson for killing Michael Brown.

Wesley Bell won on a platform to:

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The Appeal, a nonprofit criminal justice reform publication, even appeared to blame McCulloch for “igniting the Ferguson protests,” first when he declined to recuse himself from the case and again, when he announced the grand jury’s findings.

The Appeal didn’t note that McCulloch was called upon to...
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