Thursday, May 7, 2009

Hiram video apparently very damning

From Gothamist:

A judge has refused to release the video that allegedly shows State Senator Hiram Monserrate yanking girlfriend Karla Giraldo "viciously and violently" around his Queens home. The request to release the video was made by the Daily News, but the judge thinks that the powerful images would taint potential jurors. He said, "The defendant will not get a fair trial. It has the great potential for prejudice. A picture is indeed worth a thousand words...it causes the blood to boil." He also told Monserrate's lawyer, "You and your client have to make your peace with this exhibit. You'll have to cope with it...It's inevitable that it's going to come out."

14 comments:

Anonymous said...

funny how a "win" for hiram's legal team actually spells doom for him, as the judge's ruling makes it clear that the tape shows that this was no accident.

Anonymous said...

why even protect him? let this bastard have his day in court with the video one less to deal with in this city.

Anonymous said...

He's a damn piece of crap!

Nothing surprises me with Queens pols...they're on a par with child molesters!

I hope Hiram gets his turn in the prison showers to be but f----d
and beaten to a pulp!

The Marine Corps should drum him out for good.

He's an insult to their heritage!

Anonymous said...

Funny, with the judges damning comments he might as well just have released the video. Way to not prejudice a jury...

And forget the Marine Corp. - they should revisit the ridiculous accusations he made on the NYPD and issue a public apology to the officers that were penalized for his lies.

This dirtbag ruined lives.

Karma is a bitch.

italian girl said...

Someone PLEASE explain to me(especially knowing there was an incriminating tape out there) WHY the girlfriend "stood by her man".

I just don't get it!

Nelson S said...

^Because she was either bribed or told they'd ruin her life.

Let him burn for what he's done.

Anonymous said...

Why was he able to go on a junkit to Puerto Rico????????

The Shadow knows said...

Ask Joe Crowley..The man who is in charge of the party. If you listen carefully, you could hear Manton turning in his grave. Crowley should have stopped this Dirt Bag from getting selected. But then again, the Crooner put in Dendekker as an Assemblyman instead of the person who was good for the neighborhood. ahhhh, to be surrounded by morons so you look better. Great thinking Joe. Mcaffrey should have been the congressman and we could have been represented by an intelligent person not an entertainer. Someone who wouldn't let a woman beater get into office.

Anonymous said...

Hiram should not have been allowed to leave the state.

faster340 said...

cover it up!

Anonymous said...

The D.A should pull the the plea bargain now!! I guarantee that hymie does not have the balls to go to trial! Remember,he said he would never take the plea!

Anonymous said...

Great thinking Joe. Mcaffrey should have been the congressman and we could have been represented by an intelligent person not an entertainer. Someone who wouldn't let a woman beater get into office.

Joe Crowley - old school cigar chomping, back room king maker POL.
The school of learning how to have your hands in someone elses pocket.

Anonymous said...

That's "Honest Joe" Crowley to youall.

Anonymous said...

Hiram should fly often and with any luck his plane will go down in flames.