More on the vile Nancy Grace:
This is the third time Grace’s conduct as a prosecutor has been criticized by an appellate court.
In 1997, the Georgia Supreme Court skewered Grace for her actions in prosecuting Weldon Wayne Carr for allegedly setting fire to his house and murdering his wife. Carr later was freed when Fulton prosecutors waited too long to bring him up for a retrial. While the court reversed Carr’s 1994 conviction for other reasons, the justices said Grace withheld evidence entitled to the defense and made improper opening statements and closing arguments.
“We conclude that the conduct of the prosecuting attorney in this case demonstrated her disregard of the notions of due process and fairness, and was inexcusable,” wrote then Chief Justice Robert Benham. Carr v. State, 267 Ga. 701 (1997).
In 1994, the Georgia high court voted 6-1 to reverse a heroin trafficking conviction won by Grace because she “exceeded the wide latitude of closing argument” by referring to drug-related murders and serial rape, which were not at issue. Bell v. State, 263 Ga. 776 (1994).
Good ole ‘Hang ‘Em High” nancy. And for true haters, don’t miss this old Village Voice expo:
Grace often snickers at Michael Jackson’s lack of awareness about his public image, but the criticism easily applies to her. For a media supernova, she has very little control over her facial expressions. Every time I freeze-frame her show, I catch Grace wrinkling her nose in blatant disgust or twisting her mouth in a contemptuous gesture. (She obviously doesn’t follow Tyra Banks’s advice on America’s Top Model to practice making pretty faces in the mirror.) She’s a Saturday Night Live sketch waiting to happen, a self-made cartoon character who turns world weekly news into a baroque passion play. It’s rare to see this kind of female rage vented on television, though it doesn’t amount to anything more revolutionary than the angry white-male pundits.
Much, much more here from Dwight Meredith.
G’wan, John, ask her out! I know you like her! ;)
Boy, John you sure have a flair for the dramatic. The ‘VILE’ Nancy Grace?
You might not agree with the lady, she may even have not followed procedures in court, I don’t know, but the lady is ‘vile’?
Maybe its because she is tough on men who commit crimes against women, as is Wendy Murphy, that you don’t care for her (or them).
Is this all the underlying Freudian male ‘castrastion complex’ at work?
…but the lady is ‘vile’
Well, the rap on John lately, from me and a couple others, is that he’s taken after Andrew Sullivan.
So I expect John to state that some “(Fill in the Blank) Stupity” leaves him simply gobsmacked.
Then adopt a Beagle.
I have a cat- but what I find vile about Nancy Grace is her willingness to publicly convict people.
I find that extremely offensive.
SCS- Were you joking or did you want a serious response?
People who own cats can never reach Andrew Sullivanesque heights of Gobsmackingly Vile. It just can’t be done.
Fyi, you have to go *really* over the top in closing argument to rise to the level of reversible error. Courts almost never reverse on that issue.
John Cole will never be as cluelessly narcissistic and ignorant as Andrew Sullivan.
Oh what the heck, I’ll drop the 2005 of my scs, this isn’t yahoo after all
John, I never joke about castration. Although I was half joking about you.
Seriously, I actually find Grace and Murphy refreshing compared to all those smarmy defense lawyer talking heads, to whom no one is ever guilty.
So, scs, you prefer a self-serving bitch to whom everyone is always guilty, even when there is no crime, to defense lawyers? Because they’re, you know, smarmy?
Good for you. Fascinating, and very educational.
Whis is more repellent to you?
A guilty man free, or an innocent man in jail?
If your answer is the former, then you are not an American as far as I am concerned. Go live in North Korea.
Ms. Grace clearly has no problem with prosecuting innocent people. She has done it in public within the last ten days.
ppgaz, how did you know? I do live in North Korea?
All Hail Fearless Leader.