That’s a play on a book on Mormonism, anyhow…
St. Louis County prosecutor Robert McCulloch admitted today that witnesses did in fact lie to the grand jury about what they saw, but that he allowed anyone that said they knew anything to testify before the grand jury lest he be accused of meddling, as he believes he would’ve gotten heat no matter which way he went.
“I thought it was much more important that the grand jury hear everything, what people have to say — and they’re in a perfect position to assess the credibility, which is what juries do.”
Actually, no. Prosecutors sift through that information and only present pertinent, compelling evidence they believe will secure them an indictment to move to trial. Making the GJ sift through literally everything, including people that gave testimony to obvious bullshit, is to muddle the waters.
From the St. Louis Dispatch:
This “lady clearly wasn’t present,” McCulloch said. “She recounted a story right out of the newspaper,” backing up Wilson’s version of events.
The criticism of that witness fits the questions surrounding Sandra McElroy, also known as Witness 40.
McElroy, who’s admitted to using racial slurs and trying to raise money for Wilson, testified that she saw the entire shooting unfold, and that Brown charged the officer shortly before he was killed — a detail that has proven controversial because of conflicting reports.
It was “obvious” she wasn’t there, yet McCulloch allowed her to testify? And her testimony that Brown charged like a football player has been repeatedly stated by Fox News, especially Sean Hannity.
This Witness 40 in her diary said, “I need to understand Black race better so I stop calling them nigger.” That was her stated reason for going to Ferguson.