Grand juries are controlled by the prosecutor.
Grand juries are only shown evidence the prosecutor wants to show. The process is manipulated and biased! When Mike Brown was killed, the prosecutor knowingly presented false testimony and admitted he wasn’t trying to indict Officer Darren Wilson.
We don’t know who grand juries are.
The grand jury is supposed to be made up of our “peers,” but who’s on them is shrouded in secrecy. This secrecy helps prosecutors escape public scrutiny when they manipulate the process with cherry-picked evidence.
Authorities like grand juries for a reason.
Grand juries usually don’t indict police. If a civilian kills someone, they’re going to jail ASAP, but police get the benefit of the doubt. Cops can kill people like Breonna Taylor and prosecutors can use grand juries to protect them.
Grand juries have been abolished in other countries.
The concept of the grand jury comes from England, which later ABOLISHED them because they’re biased! Like the death penalty and other parts of the racist, backwards U.S. system, it’s not allowed in other nations but remains intact here.
The odds are against Black people.
The system is stacked against Black people from policing, to arrests, to use of deadly force. When we’re killed by police, people demand arrests of the officers – but we must question the legitimacy of the entire system that’s rigged against us at every turn!