The grand jury considering whether Ferguson police Officer Darren Wilson should be criminally charged in the shooting death of unarmed teenager Michael Brown now has until Jan. 7 to decide. There is significant apprehension that looting and rioting might return if the grand jury does not send Wilson to trial for something.
A St. Louis County grand jury usually sits for four months, a period that for the current panel expired last week. State law provides for a term of up to six months, which moves the date to November. On Wednesday, a judge issued an order adding 60 more days.