The grand jury in the Michael Brown shooting now has until January 7 to decide whether or not to bring charges against Ferguson police officer Darren Wilson. Wow, really?
St. Louis Post-Dispatch: “A St. Louis County grand jury usually sits for four months, a period that for the current panel expired last week. State law provides for a term of up to six months, which moves the date to November. On Sept. 10, Circuit Judge Carolyn Whittington issued an order adding 60 days more. “She extended it to the full amount allowed by law,” Court Administrator Paul Fox said Monday. But he added that the grand jury will keep meeting until Jan. 7 only if it needs to.”