"No Indictment" Is An Indictment | THE POLITICUS

"No Indictment" Is An Indictment

In Ferguson, a grand jury didn’t indict the officer who killed Michael Brown, despite the frequent adage that a prosecutor could get a grand jury to indict a ham sandwich.

In New York, a grand jury didn’t indict the officer who killed Eric Garner, despite a video showing the choke-hold that brought down the unarmed man.

As outrage erupts across the nation, demanding recognition that black lives matter, an unarmed youth is shot and killed in Cleveland, another in a housing stairwell in New York.

Right-wing pundits continue to point the blame the witnesses, protestors and victims themselves. And Dems rush a solution of body cameras — even though Garner’s death was on tape.

There’s nothing grand about grand juries, and the two “No Indictment” decisions are an indictment — of our justice system and of our society and its crushing problems.

If you can’t take it in, or don’t want to hold it in, let it out tonight with like-minded company as you speak up, step up and let loose at your local progressive social club.


Tonight - and every Thursday

7:30-9:30pm and beyond

Rudy’s - 9th Ave btw 44th & 45th

Look for DL banner and buttons

in the heated backyard upper deck.

Tonight’s host: Justin Gerald

Questions: .


Tomorrow: Friday, December 5th

The Laughing Liberally Lab

A free night of left-leaning comedy

Jimmy’s No 43 - 43 East 7th St

With: Scott Blakeman, John Fugelsang,

Julianna Forlano, Katie Halper and Ken Schultz.

RSVP and details:


Friday, December 19th


DCTV - 87 Lafayette St


And next Monday, December 8th @ 7:40

Our friends at DFNYC are hosting a screening

of the film about Edward Snowden

CITIZEN FOUR - and post-film Q&A

IFC Theater, West 4th St

Email to attend and get discount tix