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We, the family and friends of innocent police officers and civilians who have been maliciously prosecuted and imprisioned by Jeanine Pirro, believe it is our moral obligation and responsibility to keep her from doing to the justice system and the Courts of New York State what she has done in Westchester County, New York. WE ARE DETERMINED TO STOPIRRO!!!!!!!

Thursday, August 18, 2005



A MOTHER'S PAIN


My name is Rosemarie DiGuglielmo, a life-long resident of Dobbs Ferry, New York. I am the mother of New York City Police Officer Richard DiGuglielmo, a twelve year veteran of the Department. Since October 24, 1997 he has been in state prison for having lawfully saved his father's life.

No reasonable person familiar with the true facts of the incident can accept that outcome. Richard shot and killed a violent attacker with a long criminal record for violent crimes, as he attacked Richard's defenseless father with a metal baseball bat.

Immediately following the incident, my son, Officer DiGuglielmo contacted his Command at the New York Police Department in compliance with regulation, which brought an investgative team to Dobbs Ferry. Upon arriving at the Dobbs Ferry Police Department, the team was denied access to my son Richard. Furthermore, they were denied access to a room with a telephone. They determined from the facts that they gathered that my son Richard's action was a "clean shoot", a justifiable homicide.

Nevertheless, within four hours of the incident my son Richard, my husband, and my son-in-law were charged with Second Degree Assault. Six hours later my son Richard was charged with Murder and, it didn't seem to make a difference that an eye-witness stated on public television that it was an act of self-defense. Having been within twenty five feet of the bat weilding Charles Campbell, the witness had said, "You could have heard the whack of the bat a block away".

Following that statement and assurances from my son that after an investigation "everything would be alright," I had no reason to think otherwise.

However, five days later, District Attorney Jeanine Pirro would appear on television to announce that she had thirteen witnesses that were prepared to testify that they heard racial slurs, and that she was charging my son with a Bias Crime.That moment marked the beginning of her year long campaign to charaterize my son and our family as some kind of racists.

For the next year, as our family waited to be brought to trial, we became Mrs. Pirro's prime target for character assassination through the press and media. This was her calculated and mean-spirited effort to poison the potential jury pool.

Not content with just lying about us, we found out from a reporter who was close to the case that Mrs. Pirro, when she learned that our attorney was planning to file papers to exhume Charles Campbell's body because she was withholding his blood samples, had called Al Sharpton and arranged for a year-long series of protests and demonstrations at our store. Those demonstrations were a regular weekend occurence for that entire year.

Mrs. Pirro succeeded in poisoning the entire Westchester community, with the exception of our closest friends and loyal customers of every ethnic backround, who knew us, and who knew better. On weekends those who remained loyal had to brave harassment and threats in order to enter our store.

Having set the stage for the unimaginable 33 day trial that followed, Mrs. Pirro now reached into her most vicious bag of tricks to accomplish what no ethical or moral District Attorney would ever attempt by doing the following:

1) She coerced witnesses, police and civilians, to change their original statements so as to conform with her fabrication of her so-called facts.

2) She influenced the jurors by three times coming into the courtroom and seating herself next to Al Sharpton and the Campbell family attorney Randolph Scott McLaughlin, going so far as to hold his hand in full view of the jury. When our attorneys objected to this obvious misconduct, Judge Levitt said, "I don't have the balls to tell her. You tell her." (please excuse the direct quote)

3) She never produced even one of those thirteen witnesses who she claimed had heard racial slurs.

4) She withheld exculpatory information and discredited potential exculpatory Defense witnesses in advance.

  • This tragedy was not about a parking space!
  • This tragedy was not about race!
Did Mrs. Pirro honestly believe that if the person weilding the metal bat at Richard's father had been a white man, he would not have shot him, but instead would have let him continue striking him? This case was about a man whose father was being beaten with a baseball bat.

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Blogger Justice Advocates of Westchester said...

To whomever posted the now deleted comment, obviously you have no command of the English vernacular. However, you may have a better command of "Ubonics".

Were you away that long that you are not with the current terminology?

Be advised, stay off this site, ignorance is not welcome! Big Brother is watching...

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8:57 PM  
Blogger Justice Advocates of Westchester said...

Hey, Mifflinville...hope your room has a nice view of the Susquehanna River...they should up the dosage!

12:30 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

I am an advocate for victims of domestic violence and child abuse. All of these stories are heartbreaking to say the least. I commend you all for your strength and determination for justice! There are many individuals that cannot sustain the pressure from the system. Especially in New York State and Westchester County. I have worked on many cases in Westchester and their seems to be a common denominator, corruption! The one with the most money has the better odds; following the law and having best interest seems to have no place.How many violent felons have been left on the street?
If any of the readers have followed the media...the most sensable approach came from Tony Castro who I believe is running for District Attorney in November. If I were from Westchester I would definately look into this man. He appears to have the most effective approach to taking truly violent individuals off the street with a posibiltiy of some form of treatment.
Things must change, too many lives have been lost or destroyed at the hands of Jeanine Pirro.
Mrs. DiGuglielmo,I have spent many years fighting to get truly violent criminals behind bars, individuals that have severly abused and molested minor children. I would be the first to say put them away; off the street. I happened to pay very close attention to your sons case. If it is any consolation to you I do believe in your sons innocence and that it was an act of self-defense. From working with Mrs. Pirro for so many years I feel she used this situation to add a notch to her belt. As a mother myself I can understand your pain as well as the others on this blog.
There is strength in unity, so whomever has established this blog keep fighting, never give up,and make your voices be heard. God Bless all of you!

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3:26 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Does this sound like someone who needs to up the Lithium dosage?

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Anonymous Anonymous said...

PIRRO, A WOMEN WHO HAS NO RESPECT FOR HERSELF, HER FAMILY AND THE LIVES OF OTHERS.... WE CONTINUE TO SHOW HER RESPECT AND GIVE HER PRAISE FOR ALL THE HARD WORK THAT IS DONE BY THE LAW INFORCEMENT OFFICERS, WHEN ARE THEY GOING TO MAKE THE FRONT PAGE OF THE NEWSPAPER? SHE IS WHERE SHE IS TODAY BECAUSE OF THEM. SHE IS SUCH A CORRUPT PERSON....AND SHE IS NO ROLL MODEL FOR ANY WOMEN.... HOW DOES SHE SLEEP AT NIGHT?

10:32 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Why is it that every time there is an altercation between a Blackman and a Whiteman it is a racial issue…get over it!!!! Pirro makes everything a racial issue; instead of trying to avoid making trouble she stirs it all up. When are we going to wake up and smell the coffee? She has us played like puppets. Maybe its time for her to go bye bye

10:44 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

SHE IS PLAYING WITH THE WRONG PERSON WHEN SHE GOES UP AGAINST HILLARY CLINTON. IT'S A JOKE.
PIRRO IS LIKE A PIMPLE ON HILLARY'S BACKSIDE.

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