National Journal wrote:"We need to accept that this decision was the grand jury's to make," Obama said Monday night.
Well no, Mr. President, we fucking-well don't, and if this incident helps open people's eyes to the corruption and servility inherent in the grand jury system, then they should scream about it at the top of their lungs, because it needs to change. A grand jury siding with police over civilians is not a fluke, it is the norm -- or, as we say in the industry, it's not a bug, it's a feature.
This is an example of our justice system operating in the way it is designed to instead of the way we're told it's designed to. Anyone who's surprised by this is...well, probably white.
Which, of course, doesn't excuse rioting.
Reuters wrote:Storefront windows were smashed near the Ferguson Police Department and at least two cars on the street were set on fire. Gunshots could be heard. Police responded with volleys of tear gas and flash-bang canisters.
Brown's family said they were "profoundly disappointed" by the grand jury's finding.
"While we understand that many others share our pain, we ask that you channel your frustration in ways that will make a positive change," the family said in a statement released by its attorneys.
Nothing much more to add. Depressed and entirely unsurprised.