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Ferguson: All Black Leaders are AWOL ©

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Scores of cities across the nation are experiencing protests about an illegal and unusual process that happened in the grand jury investigation into the death of Michael Brown.  The missing element is legal representation.  

The right of legal representation does not only inure to the family of Michael Brown but also to all of the residents of Missouri. There is a legal maxim which says that whenever there is a wrong there is a right.  Unfortunately, it takes competent and legal counsel to seek a redress of grievances.  This would mean a resubmission of the evidence to a second grand jury.  

The double jeopardy clause of the Fifth Amendment is not a constitutional bar to a second grand jury investigation. This happened in the contentious case involving the death of Michael Stewart.  Of course, the estate of Michael Stewart had competent and zealous lawyers.  This meant constant motion practice instead of press conferences which is a favorite tool of ": media hounds" and "ambulance chasers." 

Black leadership on all fronts is missing. Among other things, there must be an impleader under the Federal Rules of Civil Procedure and a writ of mandamus to enforce the civil rights of Michael Brown. The U.S. Justice Department should not be sitting on its hands.  It allowed for a civil rights prosecution of Lemrick Nelson for allegedly violating the civil rights of Yankel Rosenbaum. By Alton h. Maddox, jr.

Special guest Asadah and Abiodun