Fox host kicks off two black lawyers after they accuse her of ‘distracting’ from Brown’s death
Fox News host Jeanine Pirro kicked two African-American attorneys off of her show after they accused her of “distracting” from the death of slain teen Michael Brown by focusing on minor details of witness accounts.
On Saturday’s episode of Justice with Judge Jeanine, Pirro asked former St. Louis Mayor Freeman Bosley Jr. who is representing shooting witness Dorian Johnson, if his client was sticking to the story that Brown was shot while he had his hands up.
Bosley pointed out that an autopsy report was consistent with Johnson’s story.
“You know, there was a lot of misinformation that was put out there that might have fired up people for no reason,” Pirro asserted.
“Yeah, it’s misinformation, and you shouldn’t be running with that,” Bosley quipped. “Because if you take another look at the autopsy report, it shows that one of those shots could have been from the back.”
After several minutes of sparring with Bosley, Pirro returned to questioning whether one of the shots came while Brown had his back to the officer.
“Your take on this now is that’s it’s possible that your client’s friend was shot in the back?” the Fox News host declared.
James Williams, who was also representing Johnson, noted that there had been “lots of misinformation, a lot of attempts to distract from the truth.”
“The truth here is that these two unarmed young men were running down the street away from a police officer, when he chased them and gunned them down,” Williams said. “He didn’t try to apprehend them without using deadly force. They were doing nothing other than walking in the middle of the street.”
“All this distraction about whether or not he was shot in the back or the back of the arm is of no moment,” he added. “But it consistent with Dorian Johnson’s testimony.”
“It is of a moment!” Pirro interrupted. “We can’t both talk at the same time. I’m asking the questions. Mr. Wilson, if you don’t want to listen to the question then there’s no point in continuing with this conversation.”
“Williams is my last name,” the attorney shot back as Pirro cut off the two lawyers, and moved on to the next interview.
Watch the video below from Fox News’ Justice with Judge Jeanine, broadcast Aug. 24, 2014.