In the comments section in the Wilkerson schadenfraude post below - one of my fans posted the following comments:
Carol, in your rush to judgment you neglected to publish today's story. I guess you are so full of grace because of the Assumption that you didn't want to print the truth:
"Wilkerson's lawyer and a family friend, who is pastor of a local church, said Wilkerson did not lie in testimony last fall, when she suggested Berry did not commit the crime for which he was convicted, the 1994 stabbing death of a 21-year-old Dorchester man outside a Mattapan social club."
The bodyguard-turned-minister, Rev. Ernest Branch of Roxbury, testified in October that he drove Wilkerson into what he called “enemy territory” at South Boston’s Area C-6 police station in August 1994 and sat in as homicide detectives grilled her nephew Isaac Wilkerson about the murder of Hazel Mack the night before.
Another nephew, Jermaine Berry, was charged and later convicted of Mack’s murder.
Sen. Wilkerson testified that cops turned off a tape recorder several times when Isaac Wilkerson made statements that could clear Berry.
But Boston police deny that Wilkerson or Branch was in the 8-foot-by-10-foot interview room, and a transcript of Isaac Wilkerson’s interview does not indicate the recorder was stopped during the session. Nor does the police transcript list the senator or Branch as participants.
But Branch testified that Wilkerson “wanted me to let the court know that I was there. I took her there and I stayed there for the whole interview period.”