How Do Grand Juries Work?

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In less than two weeks, two grand juries have decided not to indict white police officers for the killings of Michael Brown and Eric Garner, both unarmed black men. So what is the purpose of a grand jury and how does one work?

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What’s the Difference Between a Grand Jury and a Trial Jury?
http://criminal.findlaw.com/criminal-law-basics/difference-between-grand-jury-and-trial-jury.html

How Does A Grand Jury Work?
http://criminal.findlaw.com/criminal-procedure/how-does-a-grand-jury-work.html

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