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Guilty Despite Having Been Adjudged Not Guilty

Reported by Ellen - June 14, 2005

"Former Prosecutor" Wendy Murphy was a guest on The Alan Colmes show last night to discuss the verdict in the Michael Jackson case. What she actually discussed was why people should ignore the jury's verdict and adjudge Jackson guilty anyway.

Noting that Murphy had called Jackson a "Teflon molester," Colmes asked "Whatever happened to innocent until proven guilty?"

Murphy repeatedly demonstrated her contempt for our legal system throughout the whole conversation. Calling the jury "stupid," she insisted that it was fair to call Jackson a child molester, even though he was cleared, because "the criminal justice system is not the sole arbiter of truth."

Colmes argued that "year after year" Jackson was not convicted.

Murphy said, "A lot of people don't get convicted and they're guilty. I think Hitler was never convicted either. How innocent was he?" ... 'Innocent until proven guilty' is a presumption in a rule of law that is applied in a courtroom. It doesn't really work in the real world. We, in the real world, are allowed to think what we want. I'm allowed to think that Hitler is guilty.. that OJ is guilty and I'm allowed to think Michael Jackson... (couldn't understand)"

She then made the outrageous statement that Jackson's multi-million dollar settlement in 1993 - which was entirely legal - not only made her think he's guilty, "I call that obstruction of justice."

Shortly thereafter, a caller said that all the jurors had reviewed the same evidence, came to a conclusion of "not guilty," and that Murphy needed to "get over it."

Murphy said she worries about "the integrity of the justice system."

Comment: Obviously, this woman's idea of legal integrity is having the law go her way, period. I predict she'll be a FOX News analyst before long.

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