Jason Sickles of Yahoo News had the Ferguson scoop this week. He obtained the St. Louis County Police application for a search warrant to toss the townhouse apartment where they heard Jeffrey Williams was staying. The cops told the judge they wired a confidential informant, who cruised with Williams to the place on Tiffin Avenue where he allegedly squeezed off the shots on March 12. The confidential informant said Williams told him he was shooting at someone else, not the two cops that were shot in front of the Ferguson Police Department – or that’s what St. Louis County Police Officer Joseph Percich told Judge Gloria Clark Reno in an affidavit he signed on March 15.
The U.S. Department of Justice investigative report on the Ferguson Police Department released on March 4 put into new perspective a key police witness who testified to the St. Louis County Grand jury and federal investigators about Ferguson police officer Darren Wilson’s fatal shooting of Michael Brown Jr. on August 9.
Protestors interrupted St. Louis County Prosecutor Robert McCulloch three times during his hour-long speech at Saint Louis University School of Law on Friday, February 20. It was the first time he spoke publicly since November 24 when he announced a St. Louis County grand jury’s decision not to indict police officer Darren Wilson in Michael Brown Jr.’s shooting death.
“Roxanne,” Sting sings in the Police song of that name, “you don’t have to put on the red light. Those days are over.” The “red light,” in that song, was the prostitute’s signal that she was open for business.
The SLU Law Chapter of the Black Law Students’ Association joined activist group Tribe X this week in asking the administration at the Saint Louis University School of Law to remove St. Louis County Prosecutor Robert P. McCulloch from a public program being scheduled by SLU Law students.