Jailed for Remaining Silent? (PoliceMisconduct.net)
Monday May 20th, 2013
From the New York Times:
“I anticipate that the government will seek an order from the court holding Jerry in civil contempt,” said the lawyer, Susan V. Tipograph, adding that her client had refused to testify as “a matter of principle” and because “he has no knowledge whatsoever” about the bombing or who caused it….Most Americans are unaware of the astonishing powers of grand juries. To learn more, go here.
Mr. Koch was subpoenaed to testify in front of a grand jury examining the matter in 2009, Ms. Tipograph said, and refused then with no consequences. She added that his continued refusal was motivated by a conviction that “the grand jury was being used in a manner to fish for information about the political movements he’s been involved in.”