I've been pleased that more of the MSM and blogosphere has finally decided to not let the latest instances of "death by cop" fade away into oblivion as they have in the past. I find it a little aggravating that it's taken them this long, and that they act as if they're in the forefront on this issue, but that's not important. Seeing that justice is done and that things change - is.
So as I was cruising the net today, I came across a pretty interesting post by Matt Davis in the Merc's Blogtown PDX: "Chasse Case: Grand Juror says 'The process is biased'." Apparently a member of a Mult Co grand jury wrote them anonymously. This woman wasn't on the Chasse grand jury, but was on another that met right across the hall. She talks about the lack of impartiality in the GJ process.
It was great info, and then at the end the Merc quotes her:
"I don't say this as someone who thinks every cop is a monster, in fact I think some of the more unhinged people on Indymedia can get a little out of control about that."
In a related post on Blogtown called "A Very Sad List" (posted 37 minutes later), Scott Moore writes:
"And just to push you over the edge—but without getting all IndyMedia on you—..."
WTF??? When did that sleazy fishwrapper, the Merc, delude themselves into thinking that rag was the "voice of reason" or arbiter of credibility?
Head over to the Merc and tell 'em what you think of their journalistic judgement and ethics: http://www.portlandmercury.com/blogtown/