Bill Blum on the kind of justice we can, in all probability, expect in the case of Michael Brown:
In the end, as in the King case, it may take a federal civil rights prosecution to bring Wilson to justice. But even then, the justice delivered will be of the small-scale variety. For Michael Brown, who is now a statistic and a symbol in America’s long history of institutionalized racial violence, there can be no real or lasting justice. He’s dead, and death is forever.