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Skepticism greets start of grand jury case in Michael Brown's death
Skepticism greets start of grand jury case in Michael Brown's death

The news that a grand jury began hearing evidence Wednesday in the case of a white policeman who shot dead an unarmed black 18-year-old did little to placate skeptics, who say the rules in place to empower the jurors will undermine justice for the victim. Privacy is chief among those rules. It allows the grand jury to operate out of the public eye as it listens to witnesses and weighs a possible indictment of Officer Darren Wilson in the death of Michael Brown. But in controversial cases such as this one, which has fueled days of unrest in the St. Louis suburb of Ferguson, privacy breeds distrust, and distrust has been building since Aug. 9, when Wilson opened fire after what police said...

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