National Bar Association Statement on Michael Brown Ruling


National Bar Association Statement:

WASHINGTON, DC – The National Bar Association is questioning how the Grand Jury, considering the evidence before them, could reach the conclusion that Darren Wilson should not be indicted and tried for the shooting death of Michael Brown. National Bar Association President Pamela J. Meanes expresses her sincere disappointment with the outcome of the Grand Jury’s decision but has made it abundantly clear that the National Bar Association stands firm and will be calling on the U.S. Department of Justice to pursue federal charges against officer Darren Wilson. “We will not rest until Michael Brown and his family has justice” states Pamela Meanes, President of the National Bar Association . . .

President Meanes is requesting that the citizens of Ferguson, Missouri not allow this decision to cause an unnecessary uproar in the community that could lead to arrests, injuries or even deaths of innocent people. “I am asking for everyone to remain as calm as possible and to join in solidarity as we continue to support the family of Michael Brown and put our legal plan into full effect” says President Meanes  “I feel the  magnitude of the grand jury’s ruling as Ferguson, Missouri is only minutes from where I reside”, adds President Meanes.

Over the last couple of months, the National Bar Association has  hosted Town Hall meetings informing  attendees of their Fourth Amendment (Search & Seizure) constitutional rights, whether it is legal to record police activity, and how citizens should behave/respond if and when they interface with police officers. “The death of Michael Brown was the last straw and the catalyst for addressing issues of inequality and racial bias in policing, the justice system, and violence against members of minority communities,” states Pamela Meanes.

The family of Michael Brown requested that District Attorney McCullough step aside and allow a special prosecutor be assigned to the investigation to give the community confidence that the grand jury would conduct a complete and thorough investigation into the tragic shooting death of 18 year old Michael Brown. The grand jury’s decision confirms the fear that many expressed months ago — that a fair and impartial investigation would not happen.

“The National Bar Association is adamant about our desire for transformative justice. While we are disappointed with the grand jury’s ruling, we are promoting peace on every street corner around the world. The only way to foster systemic change is to organize, educate, and mobilize. We are imploring everyone to fight against the injustice in Ferguson, Missouri and throughout the United States by banding together and working within the confines of the law,” states President Meanes.

For complaints related to Ferguson, please contact the FBI 24 Hour Hotline at 314-589-2500.
The National Bar Association was founded in 1925 and is the nation’s oldest and largest national network of predominantly African-American attorneys and judges. It represents the interests of approximately 60,000 lawyers, judges, law professors and law students.The NBA is organized around 23 substantive law sections, 9 divisions, 12 regions and 80 affiliate chapters throughout the United States and around the world. For more information, visit:


    1. avatar Lost Down South says:

      At the bottom of her web page it clearly states:

      “By any means necessary.”


      1. avatar Cloudbuster says:

        Holy crap, it does! That’s just creepy.

        And I’m curious: in how many other state murder cases is the National Bar Association lobbying for federal charges?

      2. avatar Shane in Chandler says:

        No, it says “By Any Meanes Necessary.”

        1. avatar Gene says:

          I’m guessing that’s some sort of inside joke given the spelling and the name of the Association President.

      3. avatar MP says:

        Front row, red and silver dress. I would like to have a summit with her to discuss racial differences and similarities. I would then like to progress to shots of tequila to be ethnically diverse.

        I would then like to find a nice quiet hotel suite and see if we could reach the climax to solidify our racial co-mingling.

        Race issue solved.

        1. avatar Chuck in IL says:

          I cannot lie, that’s where my eyes went to first also.

        2. avatar Random_Commenter says:

          I dunno, after enough shots of tequila, the woman “thing” behind her could pass as her twin. /s

        3. avatar Dirk Diggler says:

          They pulled the pic too soon – I probably could have identified her and gotten you her cell #. If the “thing” was the biggin’ in purple, then oh that’s disgusting. Funny is she thinks she is fine but she spilled sauce on one of my custom suits at a dinner. Pig

        4. avatar 16V says:

          Dirk, One never says “custom suit” unless one is a greasy mobster, or a Frank Lucas disciple. C’mon man, of all people, you understand the value of words.

          Try “Cavato”, or if you’ve had it for a minute, “Mark Shale”. If you want to really go all in, pull someone off Saville Row, or Sam’s of HK. Perhaps you’re using the artifice to appeal to a wider demo, but “bespoke” is a Bristol.”Custom” is a Camaro with chrome graphics.

          Just sayin’…

  1. avatar Roscoe says:


    Missed out on some fees, did they?

    1. avatar Mr Pierogie says:

      As if anybody needed any more reasons for all lawyers to go off themselves. Please, do it already. For the children.

  2. avatar preston says:

    racial inequality coming from the black woman that is the head of the council of lawyers in this country. so where is the inequality?

    1. avatar JasonM says:

      Read the description. This is an organization of predominantly black lawyers. When founded almost a century ago under segregation, it was the Negro Bar Association.
      “Separate but equal” has been dead for decades, yet we still have this sort of voluntary segregation.

      1. avatar Dirk Diggler says:

        a lot of it is historical. Blacks couldn’t join the American Bar Association, and until about 20 yrs ago, the ABA was a very old boy network that made it hard for Blacks to fully participate.

        1. avatar rlc2 says:

          Wait, I thought thatt was the Democrats. I’m so confused.

        2. avatar Malikknows says:

          20 years ago? Are you kidding? How about 71 years ago in 1943.

        3. avatar JasonM says:

          I’m surprised to hear the ABA was that restrictive so recently. But I would think the proper response is to fix the racist organization, rather than continuing the blacks only organization.
          I see groups like that as an extension of the blacks only water fountains, or back of the bus mindset, which should be resisted by any self respecting person.

      2. avatar preston says:

        the description is meaningless now. if you knew anything about the NBA it is VERY powerful. that is what i was pointing at, this uncle tom woman screaming “inequality” all the while she is at the head of one of them most power legal associations in the country. the only people that see black peoples’ plights, struggles, and accomplishments as less, ARE the blacks.

      3. avatar Bill Mahoney says:


        1. avatar SouthernPatriot says:

          Does NBA stand for National Bar Association, National Black Association, or National Basketball Association? Inquiring minds want to know.

  3. avatar blackspike2710 says:

    They want a special prosecutor? Just like how they appointed a special prosecutor in the Zimmerman/Martin case? Go ahead.

  4. avatar schernobyl says:

    So basically they did not get the result they want so they are going to fight it. And blame race as the reason for the verdict

    1. avatar Bob Wall says:

      As Matlock would say, “Son, now you understand laryerin’!”

  5. avatar Tactical mall ninja says:

    Wow and this person is a lawyer? She should know better. She also might want to spell check her website, or is that the Ebonics spelling?

    1. avatar Dirk Diggler says:

      What is sad is Means is a partner at Thompson Coburn, a large STL based firm. I am surprised some of the institutional clients haven’t taken their business elsewhere. . . . .

      1. avatar Jus Bill says:

        They don’t dare. Because – racis…

    2. avatar Foop says:

      As someone that finished law school a little less than two weeks ago and will be taking the bar exam in February (and who also happens to be a pretty liberal person), my response to the Bar Association’s statement is a resounding WTF. As attorneys, they should know better than anyone how the legal system works and respect the conclusions that the processes result in. If you don’t like the system, then change the law.

      1. avatar Bob Wall says:

        Congratulations, Foop! Don’t know what side you’ll end up, or what your specialty will be (I hate the word practice, as it seems like you aren’t ready, yet). If you go to a DA’s office, all I can say is, your prime directive is “Seek Justice!” If you go to the dark side, remember, they’re your clients problems, you’re there to make the best of a bad situation (and you’ll always leave the courtroom the same way you entered). If you end up a transactional weenie ( 😀 ), we’ll still love ya!

        1. avatar Foop says:

          Thanks, I’m pretty excited to be done with school, now I just have to pass the bar. Government employment isn’t in my future unless it’s as a judge, nor is being a transactional weenie (I’d rather be digging ditches). I’ve been working for an adoption attorney for a couple years while in school, and creating new families is rewarding work. I’m thinking it’ll be that and family law unless I find myself drawn to some other type of practice. I don’t mind using the word practice to describe it because, as with medicine, if you ever think you’ve learned it all, you’re very seriously mistaken and malpractice suits will swiftly follow! Always be learning!

      2. avatar Rad Man says:

        Welcome to the club, Kid! At no point in your life will you ever be tested on more material than at the Bar Exam. Don’t drink a twelve pack the night before the test. That’s free advice.

        1. avatar Dirk Diggler says:

          More free advice: study gifts and other esoteric topics. One or more will be on the exam

  6. avatar DickG says:

    Not having heard any of the evidence presented to the Grand Jury, and not under the legal constraints required of a Grand Jury proceeding, the National Bar Association (consisting of lawyers, I presume) has reached it’s verdict.
    “We gits all r info from MSNBC ‘n from ‘da brothers in da ‘hood. We knows a r’liable source when we sees it! Brothers Al ‘n Jessie knows all dat happn’.” They added.
    There goes any confidence I had in the National Bar Association!

    1. avatar JasonM says:

      Wow. You definitely get the TTAG racist comment of the day award.

      1. avatar Stinkeye says:

        Day ain’t over yet.

        1. avatar DickG says:

          I still protest your decision!

      2. avatar William says:

        I would say that award should go to the National Bar Association.

        1. avatar JasonM says:

          I doubt any of them comment on TTAG.

    2. avatar JT says:

      “There goes any confidence I had in the National Bar Association!”

      You shouldn’t have had any in them to begin with. They are just a group of angry black lawyers that hate white people. They are often confused with the American Bar Association which is the group that sets academic standards for law schools and ethics standards for lawyers.

      1. avatar DickG says:

        Never said I EVER had any confidence in them. Said I didn’t have any now!
        (My apologies to Mr. Quigley)

  7. avatar J Star says:

    Telling that the head of the National Bar Association doesn’t know the definition of the word “Justice.”

    1. avatar chuck (hates nj) says:

      Apparently the definition has changed and it’s more along the lines of vengeance and revenge.

  8. avatar ToddR says:

    Might I respectfully submit that this story is better suited for websites devoted to things other than firearms.

    1. avatar Anner says:

      Here here

      Keep it to stories related to the legal grounds of firearms use.

      1. avatar Toby in KS says:

        Its a rabbit trail worth following. It is germaine to the current 2A discussion.

        1)Ferguson goes up in flames, because of
        b)police brutality?
        c)perceived injustice?
        d)all of the above?
        2)So far, the president has issued a stand down order to the national guard, who is ready and waiting.
        a)Isn’t the national guard under the control of the governor?
        b)If the national guard starts rolling through, could this lead to
        i)precoursor to civil war?
        ii)local confiscation of guns?
        iii)does the unrest spread?
        c)Or will everyone just go home?

        The relationship this story has to 2A rights makes the Ferguson posts relevant on this blog. In this situation, TTAG is covering the real time application of gun use in America and its consequences, not just the academics or the legalities of it. I, for one, am thankful RF and Co. are doing so.

        1. avatar ThomasR says:

          Yep. It is very relevant to guns. If you have a judge or jury that thinks like this……abomination to any type of rule of law after a DGU, well, yoos skrood dood.

  9. avatar juliesa says:

    How about justice for the little Asian guy who was robbed and assaulted by the Gentle Giant, and then had his store looted last night? Doesn’t he count? His skin is a couple of shades too light, or what?

  10. avatar Hal says:

    “transformative justice”

    Translation: witch hunt/lynch MOB/trial by MSNBC/indictments and convictions determined by public opinion and outrage.

    What a f*cking joke.

    1. avatar Fishydude says:

      “Transformative Justice” means ignore the facts. Ignore the evidence. Make your decision based on weekday a violent mob wants done.
      Didn’t these same people decry this as injustice when white Democrats in the south did this in cases against black defendants?
      I can’t believe this person passed the bar exam.

    2. avatar bontai Joe says:

      “The National Bar Association is adamant about our desire for transformative justice.”

      I was wondering the same thing, what is “transformative justice”? The spell check here doesn’t even recognize the word. Is it when you don’t get the result you wanted, then you poke at it with a sharp stick until it transforms into the desired result?

      1. avatar TexGal says:

        “transformative justice” Is result of combining two words into one. Do a google search
        I’m suspect of motives when I hear or see the word “transform” It was used in President O Bama’s acceptence speech, You know the “I’ve got a pen & a phone president, How’s that working out for ya?

        1. avatar Geoff PR says:

          Remember this?

          “We are five days away from fundamentally transforming the United States of America.” — Barack Obama, October 30, 2008

          “We are going to have to change our conversation; we’re going to have to change our traditions, our history; we’re going to have to move into a different place as a nation.” — Michelle Obama, May 14, 2008

          “change our traditions, our history”

          Kinda says it all.

    3. avatar LC says:

      I call that “trayvon-justice”.

  11. avatar Dirk Diggler says:

    WRONG PICTURE! Those are all of the judges who are part of the NBA, not the leadership of the NBA itself. But hey, what do I know

    1. avatar Dirk Diggler says:

      those are judges, not attorneys.

    2. avatar Danny Griffin says:

      Those are all of the judges who are part of the NBA

      I bet is was the judicial robes that gave them away. 🙂

      1. avatar Dirk Diggler says:

        or that I know most of those judges from attending NBA meetings. Judges always hold their “annual meeting” somewhere nice and warm in mid-January. Lots of boondoggles, I mean, Continuing Legal Education credits over the years earned on the islands . . . . . and free vacays for the family.

      2. avatar Rick says:

        But it’s pretty confusing; I can’t tell the centers from the power forwards.

        1. avatar Dirk Diggler says:

          Still wrong picture. That’s the 40 under 40 awards.

  12. avatar John Boch says:

    “The National Bar Association is questioning how the Grand Jury, considering the evidence before them, could reach the conclusion that Darren Wilson should not be indicted and tried for the shooting death of Michael Brown.”

    Are the black lawyer members of the NBA really so mentally deficient that they can’t get past their personal bigotry to discern the facts of this case?

    If so, they should surrender their law licenses.


    1. avatar Chip Bennett says:

      The NBA exists primarily to racially agitate.

      I’m not sure why we should care about anything they have to say.

  13. avatar NYC2AZ says:

    “I am asking for everyone to remain as calm as possible and to join in solidarity as we continue to support the family of Michael Brown and put our legal plan into full effect” says President Meanes.

    In other words, “Remain calm while we stoke the flames of civil unrest.”

  14. avatar Greg says:


  15. avatar Sgt Frank says:

    Did I miss something…have the laws of this country been thrown out when it comes to the treatment of blacks since obama got in office…. the law is the law…..obama does not abide by it, so I guess he sets the example for the rest those residing in the shallow end of the gene pool…..It seems the picture of the Bar Assc is somewhat racist in that there are no whites or am I color blind, no pun intended .

  16. avatar Really? says:

    Way to go Honest Abe.

    1. avatar JasonM says:

      I said DickG earned the TTAG racist comment of the day award, but you might have just surpassed him.

      1. avatar DickG says:

        I contest that.

        But I’ll try to be nice from now on!

    2. avatar blackspike2710 says:

      Lincoln was GOP.

  17. avatar Steve says:

    You’d think a group of lawyers would understand that if the grand jury doesn’t fine enough to even indict, a conviction is impossible?

    Let alone that indictment should have nothing to do with public outcry (even more so for such a small minority doing the outcry)

  18. avatar Dirk Diggler says:

    You are also missing out on the following:

    1) Darryl Parks, who was one of the attorneys representing St. Trayvon Martin’s family, was recently president of the NBA. His law partner is Crump. Crump’s dad John was exec director of NBA for 25+ yrs.

    2) Means is currently president and very close to Parks and Crump and stands to gain $$ from any civil suits

    3) Crump is president-elect and used St. Trayvon’s death to jump in, and instead of spending several years like other leaders, moving up the ranks, and move from member at large, to VP, to President elect in 3 yrs.

    4) The NBA only has about 2,200 paying members and is essentially broke, surviving on corporate donations. The “representing 60,000” stuff is like the NRA says it represents all gun owners vs the 5M who actually pay

    5) Sunny Hostin, who parades herself on CNN as a legal analyst and gave the wrong info during Zimmerman’s trial for killing St. Trayvon, is an NBA member and close to Parks and Crump. Funny CNN hasn’t put her to the side because of her close personal ties.

    6) Al Sharpton is part of the shakedown with the NBA. He gets a cut of whatever fees get earned as a “consultant” and the NBA gets a referral.

    But hey, when I give out Parks number, I am the bad guy.

    1. avatar JasonM says:

      So basically they fan the flames of racial conflict for personal profit?
      Sounds like a wonderful group of human beings.

    2. avatar Tom in Oregon says:

      Always appreciate your background info.

      1. avatar Dirk Diggler says:

        I know all of them. Sadly. There aren’t that many Black lawyers out there.

    3. avatar rlc2 says:

      +1 on thanks to Dirk for giving us the insider info on NBA.
      Here is Mas Ayoob commenting on how “the truth will out” on Ferguson, as it always does.
      And a comment on Sunny Hostin, representing the NBA mindset on CNN.

      When an institution, ie the ideal of the law, as above politics, becomes corrupted, or misrepresented so obviously, by a group like the National Bar Association, then the institution, the group, and the members it represents, all fall into disrepute. I see why this group is struggling….they are down to being the politically correct group of blacks to whom a corporation can donate, to appease the Democrats or race-baiters shaking them down.

      But they are losing the respect and support of honest, and intellectually demanding attorneys, like Dirk, who see 2A rights as color blind, and fundamental to all our constitutional rights.

  19. avatar Coldhammer says:

    They are disappointed because they can’t SUE and have a nice high profile case.

    Pretty funny how everyone ignores the fact that this guy committed strong-arm robbery not more than an hour before…

    1. avatar Old Ben turning in grave says:

      The family still can (and almost certainly will) sue, unless Mo law is very different. I’m sure the Feds will continue to talk about a “continuing investigation,” even though they already know they don’t have a case. But I’m guessing talk is all the Feds will do.

      1. avatar Dirk Diggler says:

        The family can sue in civil court. The question is what they will gain? Thanks to these rocket scientists, I am willing to bet NO JURY will award sh!t in damages. The jury pool will come from suburban STL and they are not going to go for this. . . . so the only recourse is to force a federal indictment and try to see if that pans out.

        They are pissed b/c Sharpton got his “speaking fee” ahead of time and now the lawyers, who advanced funds, are facing a proverbial margin call and are facing snake eyes on their roll of the dice. If there was an indictment, there would be a settlement. No indictment, and now the Ferguson PD and their insurers will grow a pair and tell the lawyers and family to phuck off. There won’t be any settlement.

  20. avatar Gregolas says:

    I’ve been a lawyer for 25 years, and have never heard of this outfit. Of course, I wouldn’t be surprised to hear the ABA had come out with the same resolution ! ( ABA =Screaming lib anti-gun organization that less than half of American lawyers belong to. Never been a member myself.)
    The NBA obviously have no regard for “Equal justice under law”, but instead prefer special treatment outside the law.

    1. avatar Dirk Diggler says:

      so where have you been hiding? A lot of NBA members are also ABA members, and some, such as Dennis Archer, were presidents of both organizations at respective points in their careers.

  21. avatar rlc2 says:

    Well if thats a picture of the National Bar Association, then I am calling on the DOJ Civil Rights Division to open an investigation….They be Raaaaassssciiist! Only one person of the casper color, and a token womyn, AND in the back of the bus……ohhhhh, faint. Help, I’ve been triggered….Where are the SJWs when you need one?

    1. avatar Dirk Diggler says:

      they have a fair number of white members, but obviously very liberal. . . . you can tell why I clashed with them when they wanted to take some unsubstantiated positions. I managed to keep some of this nonsense down, but I got tired of fighting internally. . . . the org has been taken over by trial lawyers who use this org as a vehicle for their own selfish gain rather than demanding legitimate representation and legal rights. go figure.

      1. avatar rlc2 says:

        Yup, no surprise there Dirk.
        I’ve read the ABA also went off the rails go the left long ago, too.

        Where there is a need the market fills it. Maybe you could start a centrist/conservative attorney association?
        The sea change is underway…first in, wins.

        1. avatar JeffR says:

          There already is one. It is called the Federalist Society.

      2. avatar bontai Joe says:

        Dirk, I appreciate the education on this. I’m not a lawyer, but am interested in the who’s and how’s of the system, and you have enlightened me, thank you.

  22. avatar FoRealz? says:


    So, I hope I got enough popcorn and snacks to last tonight while I watch the retards burn down their own neighborhood.

    1. avatar DickG says:

      You’re not very proactive, are you.
      If you were, you would not depend on “hope”. Hope is not a plan.
      Make another trip your local Stop-n-Rob and be SURE you have enough popcorn.
      This may take awhile.

      1. avatar FoRealz? says:

        I am duly chastised.

        I sent my ex-wife to the store for more beer, chips and popcorn



  23. avatar j_taylor says:

    Ah, typical Statist logic: “I decry the use of state force until it is something I like (oppressing blacks).”

    That many of you call yourselves libertarians is a disgusting insult to the word. “Statist” is what you are looking for.

    1. avatar Taylor TX says:

      Self defense, almost overwhelmingly so based on the released evidence at this point, seems to be what occurred that day. Although unless we have all the same evidence the jurors were privy to, it will be hard to really truly tell and we must then trust “the system”. While I dont really much care for said system truthfully, it is what weve got.

      I take it you are not pleased with the verdict?

      1. avatar JR_in_NC says:

        He’s been trolling all day.

        1. avatar rlc2 says:

          He’s been off his meds all day…

    2. avatar JasonM says:

      To a clueless idiot, your claim has merit.
      But what about the recent story of the NYC cop who shot an innocent, unarmed black man in the hallway of an apartment building and then claimed the gun just “went off” (with no explanation of why was he pointing it at the man’s heart)?
      The TTAG community universally called for an investigation (a real one, not the internal whitewashing), taking his badge, and criminal prosecution.
      But I suppose you have to ignore that to maintain your “TTAG’s readers are all racist” anti-reality bubble.

  24. avatar Out_Fang_Thief says:

    How is it that all these “lawyers” have forgotten what’s written in the 5th amendment?
    In fact, the NBA notwithstanding, it’s the very first sentence in the 5th amendment.

    “No person shall be held to answer for a capital, or otherwise infamous crime, unless on a presentment or indictment of a Grand Jury,…”

    This is what happens when anyone’s agenda is held to be more important than the law.

    1. avatar Ralph says:

      The Grand Jury Clause binds the Federal government. It has never been incorporated by the 14th Amendment to be binding on the states. Missouri law controlled in the Wilson case, not Federal law. So you are citing a part of the Constitution that does not apply to the Wilson case.

      If you followed the Zimmerman case, you know that he was never indicted, which was consistent with Florida law.

      So all those “lawyers” did not forget what’s written in the 5th amendment.

      1. avatar Dirk Diggler says:

        My father in law asked me to explain this point and I told him it was simple:

        Grand jury indictment = settlement bait for civil suit (since there is probably cause that officer was not justified in use of force)

        No indictment means no civil settlement. And that’s why the NBA leadership is pissed. No $$$ for them. And that’s why the mother cried. Go to Missouri casenet and check her out. Bad debts and civil suits galore. St mike is her meal ticket. Or shall I say was. No jury in stl county will award her jack squat. Game over if no settlement

        1. avatar rlc2 says:

          Well, she can always go beat and rob more t-shirt sellers. Wonder how much she made off with from doing same to Big Mikes grandma.

          I watched her on some Dr Phil type show with a black host, who was very solicitous. I watched her on top of the car in front of the police station, with people holding on to her….and her husband screaming “burn this bitch down”…

          (And btw, why has no media focused on the young man shot and left to burn in his car, the young black guy identified as a grand jury witness…is it too close for comfort to the Narrative? See the “Snitches Get Snitches” graffitti…)

          I have to say I did not get a warm fuzzy, rather more of a feeling like….step back, “snake”.
          I hope I am wrong, and it has nothing to do with skin color….mendacious evil is colorblind,
          but what IS race related, is about how so many impressionable young black women will be misled by the bad example she set….letting her son get away with thuggin’ and then using the tragedy for personal gain, at the expense of racial disharmony and class war strife nationwide.

          Remind me again: who is oppressing the black underclass setting up these blatantly fake set pieces, like Trayvon?

  25. avatar Ian says:

    I know I would be pissed if my son was shot by the police (or anybody). But looking at the evidence, then comparing it to their statement, “We will not rest until Michael Brown and his family has justice” . . . it seems to me that they already got justice. Didn’t like justice when it happened, didn’t like that it was proven, and are determined to not like it until an injustice has occurred against officer Wilson.

    1. avatar Sammy says:

      To cut to the chase, they want Wilson dead.

    2. avatar DickG says:

      ““We will not rest until Michael Brown and his family has justice””
      So KKK-like!

      1. avatar Hannibal says:

        Ignoring the mechanisms of the justice system to get the result and punishment the crowd wants?

        Sure does sound familiar…

  26. avatar Sammy says:

    My first reaction to this is to reply with a cliche that has something to do with squeezing her head if I wanted a certain something from her.

  27. avatar John M. says:

    ‘The National Bar Association is adamant about our desire for transformative justice. While we are disappointed with the grand jury’s ruling, we are promoting peace on every street corner around the world. The only way to foster systemic change is to organize, educate, and mobilize. We are imploring everyone to fight against the injustice in Ferguson, Missouri and throughout the United States by banding together and working within the confines of the law,” states President Meanes.’

    Translation: Keep rioting. It’s working.

    1. avatar mountocean says:

      “The injustice in Ferguson, Missouri” is mob rule.

  28. avatar Don says:

    I guess they weren’t looking at the same evidence that was released last night after the press conference. There is no reasonable doubt as to what happened based on consistent witnesses and the physical evidence. Brown attacked Wilson. Self-defense shoot. The end, no matter what color you paint on it.

  29. avatar Hannibal says:

    The bar association is a ridiculous body. Have been for some time.

    1. avatar Ralph says:

      Which one(s)? There are hundreds of bar associations. I once belonged to four, and two of them were in the same state (NY). Some are pretty good, some are harmless, some suck.

      OTOH, if you’re focusing on the American Bar Association, I’d say that they are the biggest bunch of self-important leftist turd-polishers in the known universe.

      1. avatar Dirk Diggler says:

        Exactly. There are voluntary bars and mandatory ones. State bars, etc. Hell, I am licensed in several states and belong to several bars for my job. I don’t really get involved. I just get the literature and cle materials

  30. avatar Sian says:

    “We will not rest until Michael Brown and his family has justice”

    It doesn’t stop being justice just because you don’t like the outcome.

  31. avatar J says:

    They need to go after Michael Brown’s friend – the guy he was with that day. He seems to be an instigator, perpetrator, and liar. He’s more responsible for Brown’s death than anyone else.

  32. So -b/c you don’t like the law you want to find a way to pummel Wilson? Change the law then but leave Wilson alone. Of course making sense ain’t part of the plan.

  33. avatar Ralph says:

    The National Bar Association is questioning how the Grand Jury . . . could reach the conclusion that Darren Wilson should not be indicted

    If the prosecutors wanted an indictment, there would have been an indictment. They would have presented all the evidence for indictment and held back all the evidence against indictment. There’s nothing wrong with that. That’s the way it works. The GJ hears one-sided evidence and says, sure, we indict, or no, we do not.

    It’s fair for the presentation to be one sided because the GJ is supposed to find whether or not there is evidence leading to probable cause and nothing more than probable cause. The GJ process is not a trial, where evidence from both sides are presented and weighed and guilt must be proven beyond a reasonable doubt.

    Instead of the normal process, the prosecutor decided to hold a mini-trial, presenting all the evidence that he could marshal and turning a grand jury into a petit (trial) jury. Which is very unusual, but also fair.

    If this was a normal GJ process, Wilson might have been indicted. But after a far more detailed and exacting process, this GJ chose not to indict. What’s wrong with that?

    1. avatar rlc2 says:

      Thank you Ralph for the explanation. I did not know exactly how Grand Juries worked before following this case, and I did not realize that this prosecutor is both a Democrat, and so pro-Obama as to have been a member of his Truth Squad….(whatever that is…).

      The prosecutor’s father was a cop, killed on duty by a black man. So the left is alleging bias and pro-cop as well.
      Which may explain why he released ALL the grand jury info at same time of the announcement. Including witness statements.

      Now the leftist mob is howling for blood, Officer Wilsons, led by the NYT itself giving out address and Slate giving a picture of the home.

      And here is the link on DeAndre Joshua, the ACTUAL black college kid, and GJ witness, found shot dead and burned in his car.
      Wonder what CNN and NBA spokeswoman Hostin have to say about that….(crickets…)

  34. avatar Nick D says:

    A fair and impartial investigation? No, what they want is a witch hunt. Complete with lynching and burning.

  35. avatar Darkstar says:

    The evidence presented to the grand jury doesn’t matter. No amount of testimony, or fact, or logic matters. You could have the entire host of heaven come down and state what happened and it simply won’t matter. The people speaking out against the decision, the “protestors”, the community organizers, political grandstanders, etc, etc, ad nauseam simply are unwilling and incapable of understanding the facts and logic behind this matter.

  36. avatar tk says:

    “We will not rest until Michael Brown and his family has justice” states Pamela Meanes, President of the National Bar Association . . .


    “The National Bar Association is adamant about our desire for transformative justice. While we are disappointed with the grand jury’s ruling, we are promoting peace on every street corner around the world.

    Umm…Start small. Worry about the “nation-al” first. The “world” can come later.

  37. avatar Tim Clarey says:


    7/18- Jimmie Norman, white male murdered by black male. No national news.
    7/18- Terry Taylor, white male murdered by black male. No national news.
    7/17- Cindy Raygoza, white female murdered by black male. No national news.
    7/11- Luis Aguilar, 91 year old hispanic male murdered by black male. No national news.
    7/10- Brittany Simpson, white female murdered by black male. No national news.
    7/6- Sarah Goode, white female murdered by black male. No national news.
    7/6- Jeffrey Westerfield, white male murdered by black male. No national news.
    7/5- Perry Renn, white male murdered by black male. No national news.
    7/3- Laurey Kennedy, white female still in coma from beating by black male. No national news
    7/3 Eric Mollet, white male murdered by black male. No national news.
    7/2 Rupert Anderson, white male murdered by black male. No national news.
    7/2 Jennifer Kingeter, white female murdered by black male. No national news.
    6/30 Jim Brennan, white male, murdered by black male. No national news.
    6/29 Paul Shephard, white male, murdered by black male. No national news.
    6/27 Shirley Barone, white female, murdered by black male. No national news.
    6/27 Penelope Spencer, white female, murdered by black male. No national news.
    6/27 Inga Evans, white female, murdered by black male. No national news.
    6/26 Jake Rameau, white male, murdered by black male. No national news.
    6/25 Gina Burger, white female, murdered by black male. No national news.
    6/24 Nathan Dasher, white male, murdered by black male. No national news.
    6/22 Jonathan Price, white male, murdered by black male. No national news.
    6/20 John Whitmore, white male, murdered by black male. No national news.
    6/18 John Yingling,white male, murdered by black male. No national news.
    6/17 Allyn Reeves, white male, murdered by black male. No national news.
    6/15 Michael Beaver, white male, murdered by black male. No national news.
    6/11 Angela Cook, white female, murdered by black male. No national news.
    6/11 Nathan Hall, white male, murdered by black male. No national news.
    6/7 Harry Briggs, white male, murdered by black male. No national news.
    6/5 Laura Bachman, white female, murdered by black male. No national news.
    6/2 Robert Mohler, white male, murdered by black male. No national news.
    6/1 William Headley, white male, murdered by black male. No national news
    Just saying!! All this and still no rioting

    1. avatar Johnny D says:

      How many were murdered by police officers?

  38. avatar Aaron says:

    Apparently the National Bar Association hasn’t yet heard of “evidence” and “eyewitness testimony”.

  39. avatar Heathen says:

    So someone demanded the picture be removed ? (and replaced with that logo?)
    Damned lawyers ! /snark

  40. avatar El Mac says:

    Well, fvck the NBA.

  41. avatar jug says:

    Easy to tell who the racists are!

    I mean besides the usual crew, Sharpton, Jackson, Holder, Osama and the rest!

  42. avatar Mark Gerrard says:

    Man what a O.J. type Kangaroo court ! These savages will not rest until that man ‘s head is on a stick. The crime was the fact that the cop was white and the criminal was black. And just look at whats going on now, these barbarions are allowed to destroy an entire town because you will be called one of those “ist” names if you try to stop them! Its mob-rules now-a-days boys . We deserve what we get for ever letting this happen. I never thought I would see the sad day that I can honestly say that I hate what this country is turning into. Its all lost now folks, and anyone who would have a child in this mess should be jailed for child abuse because the parents wont be the ones raising them. Not to mention they will be in mandatory burkahs and man-dresses before they become teens.

  43. avatar Dennis M says:

    The National Bar Association (NBA) is the oldest and largest national association of African-American attorneys and judges in the United States.

    This is NOT the American BAR

  44. avatar Rev. Stevils says:

    When you consider the fact that many sources have openly stated that a DA can get a turkey sandwich indited if they want. It is more than a little clear that he didn’t even want to try in this situation. There were also no cross examination at all.

  45. avatar Flora Stewart says:

    There is truth on every side. As an older American, I have seen great institutions rest on their laurels, extolling virtues like saducees and pharisees needing a young rabbi and leaders named Yeshua, Bill, Steve, Barack, Teresa to shake things up. In law, things must be shaken up each few generations. That is the evolution of a democratic society, and it is the push and pull that defines it. Justice is a statue that has a few coins piling in on one side for the rich and the prayers and hopes of the proletariat translated into electrical mass. In American the patricians and proletariats change within generations or with the click of a button. Where angels and lawyers dare to tread, is where we are. How does this translate to the common man, without benefit of Black’s law dictionary, a tome layered in lingusitic archeology? The immediacy of law is needed when the breakdown of society is imminient without it, it becomes a fattened calf when commerce deems mankind sacrificial to its ends. Its hurbris maintains the status quo of ghettos, its holy grail gives birth to the highest order of the intersection of art, reason, and religion. Which all agree by the democracy of youtube hits and likes is right.

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