Civil rights attorney Ron Kuby talks to Raw Story about the radical impunity of police officers and the lawlessness that is sustained by a broken and corrupt system of investigations.
“The attorney for an Occupy Wall Street protester who was allegedly punched by New York City Police Department Deputy Inspector Johnny Cardona last month is calling on the district attorney to charge the officer like any other civilian suspect.
“Civil rights attorney Ron Kuby and his client, Felix Rivera-Pitre, met with the Manhattan District Attorney’s office Monday to discuss video tape that appears to show Cardona’s violent actions.
“’It was a careful questioning,’ Kuby told Raw Story Tuesday. ‘The sort of very meticulous kind of questioning that you would expect from somebody doing an investigation. … I’ve seen this act before. I’ve been doing this for 30 years and, historically, they have always acted like they are taking it seriously, but they seldom do.’
“’The usual process that I’ve seen over and over and over again is that they conduct a very long, very thorough investigation. They present it to a grand jury. It’s a secret proceeding. It’s a black box of law. And then the district attorney announces that the grand jury has failed to indict. … It provides the perfect political cover for timorous prosecutors.’”
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