Friday, November 28, 2014

Lawrence O'Donnell: Prosecution Handed Ferguson Jury Unconstitutional Law

MSNBC's Lawrence O'Donnell reports that assistant district attorney Kathy Alizadeh handed out to the grand jury, in the case involving Officer Darren Wilson's shooting of Michael Brown, a law ruled unconstitutional in 1985, stating that it is legal to shoot fleeing suspects. The grand jury was incorrectly led to believe that if Michael Brown ran, Wilson was legally justified in shooting him regardless of whether he posed a threat. Weeks later, Alizadeh stated that the statute doesn't comply with the law, but, O'Donnell states, "never, ever explained to the grand jury what was incorrect about the unconstitutional statute." Instead, she left it to the grand jurors to figure it out. O'Donnell concludes, "With prosecutors like this, Darren Wilson never really needed a defense lawyer." Watch O'Donnell present this shocking revelation:

No comments: