Camille Cosby Labels Bill's Retrial "Mob Justice" & Wants DA Investigated

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Camille Cosby breaks her silence on her husband Bill Cosby's retrial. After the former The Cosby Show actor was found guilty on all three counts of aggravated indecent assault against former Temple University employee Andrea Constand, Bill's wife speaks out. Camille released an official statement expressing "Bill Cosby was labelled as guilty because the media and accusers said so… period." She continued, speaking out against the Montgomery County Courthouse and District Attorney Kevin Steele's office, "I am publicly asking for a criminal investigation of that district  attorney and his cohorts. This is a homogeneous group of exploitive and corrupt people, whose primary purpose is to advance themselves  professionally and economically at the expense of Mr. Cosby’s life. If they can do this to Mr. Cosby, they can do so to anyone." She labeled the retrial and guilty verdict "mob justice." Read Camille Cosby's full statement below.

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The Official Statement From Camille O. Cosby.

“We the people” are the first three words of our nation’s  Constitution, but who were those people in 1787? Dr. Howard Zinn, the  renowned, honest historian, states in his best selling book, A People’s  History of the United States: “The majority of the 55 men who framed the  Constitution were men of wealth in land, slaves, manufacturing or  shipping.” Clearly, most people were not included in that original draft  of the Constitution; no women, Native Americans, poor white men; and,  absolutely, no enslaved Africans. What have the masses of people done  who are treated as outcasts by “we the people”? They, through the purity  of the unceasing human spirit, forced 27 amendments to the Constitution  that have guaranteed fundamental rights to all people…finally doing  what the framers should have done in 1787. Now enters an American  citizen, Bill Cosby.

The overall media, with their frenzied, relentless demonization of  him and unquestioning acceptance of accusers’ allegations without any  attendant proof, have superseded the Fifth and Fourteenth Amendments,  which guarantee due process and equal protection, and thereby eliminated  the possibility of a fair trial and unbiased jury. Bill Cosby was  labelled as guilty because the media and accusers said so… period. And  the media ensured the dissemination of that propaganda by establishing  barricades preventing the dissemination of the truth in violation of the  protections of the First Amendment. Are the media now the people’s  judges and juries? Since when are all accusers truthful? History  disproves that…for example, Emmett Till’s accuser immediately comes to  mind. In 1955, she testified before a jury of white men in a Mississippi  courtroom that a 14-year-old African American boy had sexually  assaulted her, only to later admit several decades later in 2008 that  her testimony was false. A more recent example is the case of Darryl  Hunt, an African American who in 1984 was wrongfully convicted for the  rape and murder of a white woman, only to have DNA evidence establish in  1994 that he did not commit the crime. Nonetheless he was held in  prison until 2004, serving almost twenty years behind bars, until the  true rapist confessed to the crimes.

These are just two of many tragic instances of our justice system  utterly and routinely failing to protect African Americans falsely  accused in so-called courts of law and the entirely unfair court of  public opinion. In the case of Bill Cosby, unproven accusations evolved  into lynch mobs, who publicly and privately coerced cancellations of  Bill Cosby’s scheduled performances; syndications of “The Cosby Show”;  rescissions of honorary degrees and a vindictive attempt to close an  exhibition of our collection of African American art in the Smithsonian  Museum of African Art. Although the Smithsonian’s hierarchy did not  capitulate, a disclaimer was posted on the exterior of that Museum. And  all of that occurred before the trial even started.

The worst injustices, however, have been carried out in the  Pennsylvania Montgomery County Courthouse. Three criminal charges,  promised during an unethical campaign for the district attorney’s  office, were filed against my husband…all based on what I believe to be a  falsified account by the newly elected district attorney’s key witness.  I firmly believe her recent testimony during trial was perjured; as was  shown at trial, it was unsupported by any evidence and riddled with  innumerable, dishonest contradictions. Moreover, Bill Cosby’s defense  team introduced the testimony of a witness who confirmed that the  district attorney’s witness admitted that she had not been sexually  assaulted, but that she could say she was and get money … which is  exactly what she did.

I am publicly asking for a criminal investigation of that district  attorney and his cohorts. This is a homogeneous group of exploitive and  corrupt people, whose primary purpose is to advance themselves  professionally and economically at the expense of Mr. Cosby’s life. If  they can do this to Mr. Cosby, they can do so to anyone. How much longer  will we, the majority of the people, tolerate judicial, executive,  legislative, media and corporate abuses of power? We, the majority of  the people, must make America what it has declared itself to be….a  democracy…not to be destroyed by vicious, lying, self-absorbed paradigms  of evilness. Once again, an innocent person has been found guilty based  on an unthinking, unquestioning, unconstitutional frenzy propagated by  the media and allowed to play out in a supposed court of law.

This is mob justice, not real justice. This tragedy must be undone  not just for Bill Cosby, but for the country. I wish to thank the  witnesses who courageously came forward at trial to testify as to the  truth, as well as those witnesses who would have done so but for the  judge preventing them from testifying. Someday the truth will prevail,  it always does.

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