It’s been more than 50 days since 18 year old Michael Brown was gunned down by Ferguson Police officer Darren Wilson, with nary an arrest or trial or even a hint of one. Well, I hope you weren’t holding your breath because it’s probably going to take even longer to progress to that point of the process.
According to the Washington Post, a tweet from a Twitter user named Susan M. Nichols may be evidence of a possible leak inside the grand jury that is hearing the case. If proven, that would be jury misconduct and could result in months of delays as the prosecution may then be inclined to dismiss the jury and start the case all over. In the tweet, which has since been deleted along with the account, Nichols says that she has a friend on the jury and that there currently isn’t enough evidence to warrant an arrest of Wilson.
Within seconds of posting this, her friends told her to delete it and she did. It was screenshotted first. pic.twitter.com/b6kTf9p40h
— Shaun King (@ShaunKing) October 1, 2014
The Twitter account in question also featured numerous pro-Wilson tweets in the weeks since the shooting.
Protest continue in Ferguson and this latest bit of news may ratchet things back up to the levels of the initial weeks following the shooting.