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A Trying Time on a Grand Jury

HOUSTON — After the Minnesota police officer Jeronimo Yanez was acquitted of manslaughter in the shooting death of Philando Castile last month, Michael Harriot reported in The Root that 99 percent of cops who caused the death of a civilian in the last 10 years were never charged with a crime. Even when seemingly damning video evidence existed, grand juries refused to indict.

If you’ve ever sat on a grand jury, this may not be a surprise. The grand jury’s job, according

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