Just as a balloon filled gradually with air bursts when the limit of its tensile strength is passed, there are thresholds of radical, disruptive change in politics. When those thresholds are crossed, the impossible suddenly becomes probable, with revolutionary implications for governments and nations.
In Ferguson, there are witnesses who say Brown had his hands up when he was shot. That should be enough probable cause to go to trial to then determine if Officer Wilson is guilty or not. It is at trial that he can then defend himself and his attorneys can present their own witnesses and their own defense.
Reality is not always probable, or likely.
You don’t need any indictment in order to arrest someone; probable cause is sufficient to arrest civilians, so it must be enough to arrest police.
When mankind first saw the necessity of government, it is probable that many had conceived the desire of ruling.
Probable impossibilities are to be preferred to improbable possibilities.
Either we need to redefine what probable cause means and say that police are not subject to it, or we arrest officers right away just as we would with any other person accused of committing a crime. Either we write new laws or enforce existing ones; we cannot have it both ways.
Farce treats the improbable as probable, the impossible as possible.
Nuclear terrorism is possible – it may be probable – but is survivable.
The disappearance of Israel as a Zionist project, through war, cultural exhaustion or demographic momentum, is… plausible… Many Israelis see the demise of the country as not just possible, but probable.