Darren Wilson may be the first cop Nancy Grace has ever criticized. That’s what Grace herself, a former prosecutor and now tough-as-nails TV host, said during an interview with CNN Newsroom anchor Brooke Baldwin on Wednesday.
Wilson’s story of how he shot and killed Michael Brown, declared Grace, “doesn’t add up!”
Grace, who is not exactly known for her liberal views when it comes to street criminals, found herself in the highly unusual position of attacking a police officer’s statements when she appeared on the CNN afternoon program.
“Look, do you know how many times I have sided against a cop?” an emotional Grace asked Baldwin. “Never. But to me, this is bigger than a badge. And I don’t like speaking out against a cop, but this doesn’t add up.”
Grace told Baldwin that the photos of Wilson taken shortly after his fatal encounter with Brown in Ferguson, Missouri, August 9 do not support his testimony in which he claimed that Brown punched him so hard that he feared one more punch would be “fatal.”
“When people say, it just doesn’t add up, I will tell you what doesn’t add up, these photos,” Grace said, holding up photos of Darren Wilson’s allegedly injured face taken shortly after the shooting. “Because I was expecting to see and we’ve all seen them, I’ve looked at a them, I’ve studied them, and I was expecting to see his face mangled….He doesn’t even have a bruise, right? It’s red. He’s got a red mark! I don’t see it.”
Grace’s extreme law-and-order viewpoints expressed on her own daily HLN TV show Nancy Grace once caused a New York Times critic to declare, “The presumption of innocence has found a willful enemy in the former prosecutor turned broadcast judge and jury.” So Grace, in almost every case, would be expected to take the side of a law enforcement officer.
But she made an exception in the case of Darren Wilson, she said, simply because she found his testimony not believable. She also dismissed Wilson’s claim to be in fear for his life in his encounter with Brown.
“I hear what he’s saying and that he was afraid and this happened and that happened,” Grace, who spent about 10 years as a prosecutor with Georgia’s Atlanta-Fulton County District Attorney’s Office, told Baldwin. “But I always go back to the beginning and the beginning is this: You got an armed man and an unarmed man. The unarmed man is shot six to seven times. He unloaded many many more bullets. Why?”
Nancy Grace also cast doubt on the assertion by Darren Wilson that he simply wanted to escape his altercation with Michael Brown alive.
“If you wanted to live, then put the pedal to the metal and drive when the guy is trying to jump in your car and grab your gun!” an incredulous Grace declared.
Watch the entire interview in which Nancy Grace rips apart the testimony of Darren Wilson in the video above.