From the first day a grand jury met, it is clear that fear and anxiety played major roles in the struggle to paint a precise picture of what unfolded between Wilson and Brown on Aug. 9.
Some feared saying something that would upset neighbors if it did not match other witness accounts.
Some were so distrustful of police that they did not offer information until investigators knocked on their doors.
One of the first witnesses the grand jury heard from was Dorian Johnson, who was walking alongside Brown when Wilson rolled up beside them. Johnson described running in fear as shots rang out and then being scared to tell what he knew to the Ferguson police, even as he mingled in the growing crowd outside Canfield Green that day.
“I was so afraid, I didn’t know what was going to happen to me,” Johnson said. “I basically just didn’t, really didn’t feel comfortable with Ferguson at the time,” said Johnson, who was not alone in his reluctance to speak with investigators.
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The Defense Secretary job opening is emerging as a thanks-but-no-thanks opportunity, as some of the top potential prospects have already said they’re not interested in the job.
Within minutes of reports Monday that Secretary Chuck Hagel would resign, the names of Michele Flournoy and Rhode Island Sen. Jack Reed emerged as top prospects.
But each made clear by the end of the day that they didn’t want the coveted but high-wire, Cabinet-level post.
The new secretary would indeed step into a difficult and complicated world, with the emergence of the deadly and unpredictable militant group Islamic State, amid Defense Department cuts.
In addition, there have already been three defense secretaries in Obama’s first six years. And with his administration ending in 2016, the incoming secretary isn’t assured much job security.
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