Ferguson prosecutor's blame of social media draws Twitter's ire

Many Twitter users took issue with St. Louis County prosecutor Bob McCulloch's blame of the news cycle and social media during the first part of his Monday night press conference.

St. Louis County prosecutor Bob McCulloch said Monday night in an 8 pm local time press conference that Darren Wilson, the officer who shot unarmed African-American teenager Michael Brown in Ferguson, Missouri, in August, will not face trial.

The length of McCulloch’s opening statement — more than 20 minutes — and the time of the press conference drew criticism on Twitter. Some accused the prosecutor of grandstanding while saying no case against Wilson will go to trial.

Others took issue with McCulloch’s blaming of the 24/7 news cycle and social media for making the grand jury process more difficult for officials.

President Barack Obama issued a statement on the decision from the White House, calling for restraint by those upset by the grand jury’s decision and police. He declined to say if he would visit Ferguson.

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