How much did “unorthodox forensic practices" play in the Ferguson grand jury decision not to indict?
If there is any justice in this world, the aftermath of the Ferguson grand jury proceedings could trigger a deep discussion of not only the racial divide in America but also much-needed reform of our “criminal justice system” and how we make our neighborhoods safe.
I downloaded the almost 5K page testimony PDF Monday night and started reading on Tuesday. Reading this PDF is not straightforward; it is composed of images, so a normal PDF reader cannot “search within” the document. With Acrobat Pro, you can use OCR software to convert it to a searchable document, but one that large is unwieldy. As a result, much of my reading took place after the news organizations chopped the big document into smaller pieces.
Twitter helped, too.
This Storify is the result (embedded below – when Amazon CloudFront comes back online) of my trying to piece the story together for my own peace of mind. It’s the first of two. The second one will explore the role of media, traditional and social, in telling this story.
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