Jan. 26th, 2016

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Texas Grand Jury Investigating Planned Parenthood Decides To Indict Anti-Abortion Activists Instead

Grand juries don't decide to do things. Prosecutors tell them what to do. Which is why it's so ridiculous that prosecutors shrug and say "the grand jury made me do it" when refusing to indict cops who kill unarmed black people, or accused rapists. If the grand jury doesn't indict, it's because the prosecutor intentionally made a case for innocence. Here, the grand jury did not all by itself figure out that it was a felony to forge driver's licenses - the prosecutor instructed them on the law.

I can see why, in Texas, a prosecutor - perhaps one politically pressured into investigating Planned Parenthood in the first place - would want to disclaim responsibility, but. News organizations shouldn't be buying it.

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