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Ferguson grand jury witnesses often cited fear in testifying
Ferguson grand jury witnesses often cited fear in testifying

This witness was scared. He had Googled himself and found the phrase: "Snitches get stitches." He was scared that black neighbors would find fault with his description of what happened when a white police officer, Darren Wilson, shot dead an unarmed black man, Michael Brown, in Ferguson, Mo. He was scared that white supremacists would accuse him of hurting Wilson's case. "I do think of the Ku Klux Klan. I do," he told investigators. From the first day a grand jury met, it is clear that fear and anxiety played major roles in the struggle to paint a precise picture of what unfolded between Wilson and Brown on Aug. 9. The jurors' decision not to indict...

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