November 21st, 2014
12:24 AM ET

Sources: Officer Darren Wilson is in talks to resign from Ferguson police force

The Ferguson police officer who shot and killed Michael Brown is in the final stages of negotiations with city officials to resign from the police force. That's according to sources close to the talks. A grand jury could wrap up as soon as tomorrow, deciding whether Officer Darren Wilson should be indicted for the shooting. Anderson discussed the implication of these negotiations with defense attorney Mark O'Mara, who represented George Zimmerman and Paul Callan, a former prosecutor, who is now a criminal defense attorney.

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  1. kr0636

    CNN Hires Mark O’Mara
    What is CNN thinking by hiring Mark O’Mara as a legal analyst? Someone at the top in CNN has very sinister views. Mark O’Mara is the lawyer who skilfully manipulated the evidence to justify the shooting of the unarmed black teenager Trayvon Martin by George Zimmerman as an act of self-defence. In the face of public outcry CNN has hired O’Mara providing him with an international forum to justify the incessant shooting of young black men by white racist police officers. There is overwhelming evidence that the “self defence/stand your ground law” is a license to shoot anyone you dislike for whatever reason by claiming self-defence. Is CNN justified in engaging O’Mara as a legal analyst and providing him with a worldwide forum to defend this outrageous stand your ground law and the incessant execution of young black men by racist white police officers? The answer seems to be resounding NO.
    Cephas Keith Reyes, PhD.

    November 23, 2014 at 7:05 pm |
    • woodycreed

      Okay, neither George Zimmerman, nor Officer Wilson used the "Stand Your Ground" Laws. Both used the fear of bodily harm, self defense tactic. Which was right in both cases. If Michael Brown complies with Officer Wilson's initial request to walk on the sidewalk (parents didn't teach him to walk on the sidewalk like a normal person, or not to strong arm rob people), he lives. If Trayvon Martin goes home, instead of backtracking to jump George, he lives. Really, Treyvon was a teenage football wide receiver, my guess his he could have out run George got back to Daddy's GF house, locked the door, called 911, made his Purple Drank (why he had Skittles, and Arizona Watermelon Cocktail) got high, woke up the next morning. You need to start picking your situations better, there are some that are outrageous, the guy who shot the teenager for playing music to loud. Stand your ground did not work for him, and he is rightfully in prison.

      November 26, 2014 at 4:01 pm |

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