One of the jurors appointed to the Grand Jury which is overseeing the Ferguson investigation may have leaked information to a friend. With today’s social media outlets and the broad appeal for idiots to mouth off their opinion every five minutes the temptation is just too much for some. Lo and behold in today’s technological age people are making huge blunders thanks to the advent of the internet.
A tweet was sent out from user @thesusannichols (which is no longer active) stating that she “knew” one of the jurors and that they didn’t have “enough” evidence to prosecute. Unbeknownst to Susan Nichols it is a felony to divulge the information in an ongoing investigation from a juror. Now that Nichols has implicated one of the jurors an investigation is under way to discover who has been running their mouth about this highly sensitive case which has drawn national awareness, including protests against the military authority taken by the local police. Even the President of the United States has expressed concern over the use of brutality with the police powers.
As soon as Nichols posted the comment on twitter one of her friends alerted her to the legal problems that would ensue and told her to delete it immediately. Fortunately, people have become accustomed to screenshotting idiots in action
August 20 was the first day the Grand Jury convened to begin hearing evidence on the Michael Brown shooting. It has been a detailed Grand Jury as they have combed over “every bit of evidence there is.” This investigation has gone on longer than local and federal investigations, which wrapped up a week ago.
If the leak is confirmed this could cause the Grand Jury to be abolished and a new one called to order, starting the process over from square one. This is not only true from a legal standpoint but has social media precedent as earlier this year a juror posted information about a case he was sitting on to his Facebook, causing the case to lead to a mistrial.
If what Nichols said is true then perhaps this will divulge more information about the Michael Brown shooting and perhaps justice can be served after all.
h/t Raw Story