"Grand jurors - it's human nature - are going to factor that into their decision," said veteran defense attorney and former Harris County prosecutor Jo Anne Musick."They might say 'This is a less credible story, he's been in and out of prison, he's got assaults, he's got anger issues,' whatever." Musick has mixed feelings about it, though.
Then, in 2010, Mc Donald pleaded guilty to making a terroristic threat after he threatened to kill a man. There's more, including theft and unlawfully carrying a weapon. Now, the fair-minded among you may be asking what Mc Donald's criminal history has to do with the question of whether he should stand trial in the most recent case.
Well, for one, grand jurors in the 180th district court mentioned some of Mc Donald's past crimes in his indictment.
You’ve got all these whites who were never connected to it. There needs to be reparations for white people the last 20, 30 years, getting attacked and killed by the tens of thousands every year.
[...] JONES: I love how the Democrats are acting like Republicans have these Democrat Party people whose statues are being pulled down all over the country. Lee or you’re trying to pull down Thomas Jefferson. I love how you got blacks running around yelling and screaming -- as the media told them to with a bunch of white knight race pushers -- when you don’t have any blacks living that ever even saw slavery. But we need real travel advisories now, that white folks need to understand that there is the promotion and the pushing of you being mugged, you being killed by the New Black Panther Party and everybody else.
He is assisting in planning a march in Orange which is expected to occur soon although no date has been set yet.
Ja Coby Ross, 23, of Orange has taken it upon himself to represent his community and do what he thinks is right.
Still, it's not the racial bias that Mc Donald and Quanell X were claiming in their press conference. Prosecutors say that he told police he held Ballard down and struck him repeatedly in the face and head but didn't use a metal trucking tool called a "cheater bar" that he says Ballard initially threatened him with.
But a person driving by who called 911 said he saw a man beating another with an object that resembled a golf club.
As she points out, once the grand jury rings the bell, they can't un-ring it.