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[Content Note: Police brutality; racism.]

Because justice in Ferguson for the killing of Michael Brown is apparently as elusive (and mythical) as Bigfoot, the St. Louis County prosecutor's office is now investigating alleged misconduct among members of the grand jury hearing the case against Officer Darren Wilson.

Shaun King, who has also documented the lies of the Ferguson police force regarding the scene of the killing, tweeted a screen cap of a tweet by someone named Susan M Nichols, who has previously tweeted support for Wilson, which reads: "I know someone sitting on the grand jury of this case. There isn't enough at this point to warrant an arrest. #Ferguson"

Members of the grand jury are not allowed to discuss the case while the grand jury is convened. If the confidentiality has been broken, "the prosecutor's office may have to start over with a newly empaneled group."
The attorney for Brown's family, Ben Crump, said the potential breach must be fully investigated.

"If this allegation is true and there is a member of the grand jury who is discussing the case with a Darren Wilson supporters the appropriate thing for the prosecutor to do is impanel a new grand jury," Crump said in an interview Wednesday night. "If this person is discussing the case outside of the grand jury it is wholly inappropriate. It's an issue of fairness for Michael Brown's family."

Reached on Wednesday evening, King told The Post that the potential link was further evidence that the current legal proceedings may be flawed.

"At a time where so many people in Ferguson already don't believe that Prosecutor Bob McCulloch will take this case seriously, this potential leak is a disaster," King said. "If it's found to be true and the Grand Jury has to be dismantled, McCulloch should be taken off of the case immediately and replaced with a special prosecutor."
What an absolute clusterfuck. I feel so sad and angry for Michael Brown's family, and everyone in that community who feels like there may never be anything that looks even a little bit like justice.

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