Rudy Giuliani Wants To Prosecute Ferguson Witnesses

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“Former New York Mayor Rudy Giuliani weighed in on the Ferguson grand jury decision Tuesday night and said that if it were his case, he would prosecute some witnesses to the police shooting of unarmed teen Michael Brown for lying about what they saw.

In an appearance on Fox News’ “The Kelly File,” Giuliani speculated that Officer Darren Wilson, who is white, felt compelled to come forward and give a TV interview about what happened in the fatal Aug. 9 confrontation because “he was so offended by the lies that were being told.”*

Watch the full video on Talking Points Memo here: http://talkingpointsmemo.com/livewire/rudy-giuliani-ferguson-witnesses-perjury

The Young Turks hosts John Iadarola (http://www.twitter.com/jiadarola), Steve Oh (http://www.twitter.com/stevenoh88) and Jimmy Dore (http://www.twitter.com/jimmy_dore) break it down.

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12 Responses

  1. There are so many inconsistencies in the Wilson tall tale that a jury trial would be a good opportunity for it all to be sorted out by a real jury. The liars won in this go-round. Let’s hope there is a Federal Civil Rights case — another opportunity to separate the liars from the truth.

    • I believe that there is no question but that intermeddlers who were not even present when the Michael Brown killing occurred did make false statements to investigators and provided perjured testimony before a state grand jury. Such conduct is clear grounds for criminal charges against such “witnesses”.

      That said, prosecutorial officials rarely bring charges in such instances because it sends a message to witnesses in other criminal prosecutions that assisting police and prosecutorial staff in providing statements or court testimony may result in the witness being a prosecutorial target.

      I suspect the prosecutor in the Brown case may have intentionally allowed such dubious witnesses to appear before the grand jury so that the case against the officer would appear weak and fabricated.

      If U.S. Attorney General Eric Holder believes he can do better, a federal civil rights criminal indictment can be sought by the Justice Department.

  2. Rudy Guliani should never have had power. You can practically feel the lust for the jackboot coming off him in waves.

    • Guliani at one time seemed a rather reasonable and normal person. Later in his career he went rather bananas over art exhibits and fighting crime. I would guess Alzheimers or other mental infirmaries of old age. At any rate, he is a rather pathetic individual these days and the only way he can get on the air is to say ridiculous things–because he has no credible political valence anymore. Way past his prime.

      He does know it is impossible legally to do this.

  3. Rudy Giuliani apparently hasn’t gotten the memo that manufactured anger and racism are backfiring on those who wish to use such things as political tools. Such tools are disgraceful and have no place in American law or discourse.

    • As Hunter Thompson said just before he died, “OF COURSE political consultants study the methods of the 3rd Reich. After all, they worked, for a while.”

      A while is all Giuliani and his cohorts want. Steal everything, then get run out of power leaving behind an ever-more rigged system to prepare their sabotage campaign as a disloyal opposition.

      They see no backfire that hurts them in their vast personal wealth. They think they can take that wealth and flee to Dubai if they have to, while the redneck zombie army they’ve cultivated does their fighting for them. Change that, and they will change.

  4. Because we don’t already have tons of studies showing that witnesses often wrongly identify innocent black people as criminals, which Rudy has no problem with. Treating blacks as collectively guilty sends a message.

  5. Then under Giuliani’s theory every acquittal should result in criminal prosecutions against the state’s witnesses. One wonders if RG actually believes the shite he spouts.

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