Tursday, October 2, 2008
Westchester Citizens Picket
Warner Brothers Over Pirro Show
Some 35 protestors and sign-carrying demonstrators showed up at Warner Brothers’ executive of-fices on West 53rd Street in Manhattan last Thursday morning. Many carried signs declaring, “BOYCOTT CW-11.” Others were holding placards protesting Jeanine Pirro’s treatment of former New York City Transit Police Officer Richard DiGuglielmo, Yonkers resident Anthony DiSimone, and her handling of the death of Harrison High School Senior Rob Viscome, as well as her overall encouragement of prosecutorial misconduct.
Civil rights attorney Jonathan Lovett, of White Plains, an arch-opponent of Mrs. Pirro, throughout her 12 years as Westchester’s law enforcement officer, reviewed numerous cases mishandled by her Office which resulted in wrongful convictions.
Jeffrey Deskovic, exonerated after 16 years in State Prison, having been wrongfully convicted of rape and murder at 16, described how Mrs. Pirro refused to permit comparison of the DNA from the victim’s rape kit to the State DNA database of known felons, thus keeping him in prison for seven years longer despite her knowledge that his DNA was not a match. Deskovic questioned Warner Brothers’ judgment in selecting Jeanine Pirro as a judge figure given her prosecutorial misconduct and her extraordinarily harmful on innocent individuals and their families.
Guardian Publisher Sam Zherka announced that the demonstration was merely a spontaneous event organized in less than 24 hours, and, that if Warner Brothers and WC-11 continue to air Jeanine Pirro, there would be demonstration after demonstration involving hundreds, and perhaps thousands, of protestors, if necessary.