LessIsMore wrote:Just a brief comment on the Ferguson grand jury decision. I firmly believe that the judge in this case was universally stupid in announcing the decision at 8pm (local time). When the grand jury came back, he should have said he'd hear their decision at 8am the next morning - and adjourn the court for the night. I suspect a lot of violence and looting could have been prevented (or at least deterred) by having the decision announced in BROAD DAYLIGHT. At the very least, cops can probably see crimes happening better during the day than they can during the night.
I think their main reason was because they assumed they would riot. So they announced it when the children were at home safe and not going to school or at school.