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Videos: 7News shares Mitch Morrissey's criticism of station for rape story

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Reporter Keli Rabon's 7News story about the rate at which Denver District Attorney Mitch Morrissey declines to prosecute sex assault cases would attract attention under any circumstances. But at least as interesting are several videos featuring Morrissey, including an uncut, nine-minutes-plus clip in which he rips Rabon and suggests that her use of editing is unfair. See it and much more below.

Why air such criticism? Jeff Harris, news director for 7News, explains.

"It's not something we normally do," admits Harris about the decision to offer the complete encounter between Rabon and Morrissey outside his office, which the DA deems an ambush. "But given the content of his responses, we felt it was appropriate to do so. And we also think that because he's an elected official, it was important for his constituency to see how he responded to what we believe, and others are telling us, is a very important issue."

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Keli Rabon.
In the video, Rabon and her camera operator race up to Morrissey and ask him questions about her story, which asserts that the Denver DA's office "declines to prosecute 36 percent of all felonies and 71 percent of all felony sex assaults that Denver police bring to prosecutors" -- rates much higher than those registered by many prosecutors locally and across the country.

Rather than respond to Rabon's queries, Morrissey says repeatedly, in a tone of exaggerated calm, that he would be happy to discuss the matter off camera -- and when we say "repeatedly," we really mean it.

Back in 2012, Representative Mike Coffman became a national laughingstock when he responded to 9News correspondent Kyle Clark's questions about birther comments directed at President Barack Obama by saying "I stand by my statement that I misspoke and I apologize" five times in a row. But Morrissey utters variations on the happy-to-talk-off-camera line much more frequently -- the count may actually reach into the dozens.

Amid these repetitions, however, he tells Rabon the reason he won't speak to her on-camera despite requests that she says go back five months is because he thinks she edits stories in a way that's unfair.

Morrissey specifically cites a November report about local police departments failing to test thousands of rape kits. Here's that story:

Continue for more about 7News and Denver District Attorney Mitch Morrissey, including multiple videos.



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Juan_Leg
Juan_Leg

I have written countless times how Colorado welcomes, pampers, and PROTECTS the sex-offender !

Another sick example lies in the ABSOLUTE protection & resources spent on the sex-offender while incarcerated in D.O.C.  This is proven in so many different circumstances . Better housing, earlier parole, because this state does NOT consider the sex-offender violent, AND can be totally 'cured' through one, one hour per week,  class or counseling session .

Additionally, a great majority of offenders in this state are white AND Colorado wants it's prisons like any other state's, DARK ..... !

Prisons are for the 'untreatable' drug offenders !...

Juan_Leg
Juan_Leg

What else would one expect from 'Bitch Morrissey' ? 

He's a Carole Chambers wannabe' !.....

Try selling your 'soul' to the devil . It worked amazingly for Ms. Chambers !

Alethea Smock
Alethea Smock

Wow. Just Wow. Denver deserves better. The lack of empathy is appalling, bordering on criminal.

Nandrolone
Nandrolone

"To know the good is to do the good" ~Socrates

Nandrolone
Nandrolone

fbi.org FOCUS ON ETHICS Rethinking Ethics in law Enforcement by brian D. Fitch, Ph.D. "only those who demonstrate strong moral values"..."police misconduct...such incidents undermine public trust"..."ethic training programs"..."virtue ethics"..."officers' characters and the various ways they respond to moral dilemmas, this illustrates fundamental differences in their personal values"...getting rid of "bad apples"..."behavior results from consequences"..."cognitive rationalizations"..."Law enforcement leaders must create a culture of ethics"...

betweenthelines
betweenthelines

Do you want to know the REAL reason these cats don't want to prosecute rape-o's and still kick down doors for weed?? Take a guess... :)

rick.jason59
rick.jason59

Morrissey is a walking bag of dog feces.  He goes after Coloradans who dare to speak up to the marxist state legislators who want to gut the 2nd Amendment, and charge them with felonies for making phony threats, but he refuses to prosecute rapists.  He's a thug politician.

rootsverdes
rootsverdes

23:36 of part one video: Morrissey: "...to ask them to FLUSH out their investigation"  sheesh. drives me crazy. 

wrobert.weller
wrobert.weller

The DA would rather bust people for drunken infoxication, which brings in fine money. Investigating rapes would take time and skill neither he nor police have. The FBI says only a very small fraction of rape claims are false.

betweenthelines
betweenthelines

The D.A. has made it clear that all cases of raping and driving stoned will be prosecuted.....Give credit where credit is due, haters...

Drew Schaefer
Drew Schaefer

I antiipate Resignation Letter in hours... ?

Rick Wainwright
Rick Wainwright

hahaha.. is that not like the pot calling the kettle black??

Juan_Leg
Juan_Leg

@Nandrolone  This would require the police to police themselves and each other .

NEVER 'truly' happen !..............

Juan_Leg
Juan_Leg

@betweenthelines  More go unreported or  NOT investigated to fully validate your point . I'm not saying saying you are wrong,  just I hate to have rape and marijuana associated or compared .

attm.mb860
attm.mb860

@betweenthelines Stats?   How many presented, how many Prosecuted, and how many convictions.    Need something to give credit for. So far the Reporterette is way ahead in this debate. You are #1 in ad hominem attacks.\This is not a New DA, His promise as a Dem? Result Maam, just results.

attm.mb860
attm.mb860

@Drew Schaefer You are talking about a Dem in a Dem world. Why would he resign?

If you are being sarcastic.  .  .  .

Juan_Leg
Juan_Leg

@DonkeyHotay @wrobert.weller  

You see my friend , these are the types you ignore . Not worth responding . Much like around %75 do when they see 'Clyde' & that ridiculous red star . That star means ZERO,   when WW gives it out to those such as 'stuka1' . I NEVER requested a star nor did WW 'warn' me of the 'honor' . I almost feel censored w/ it & can't share my sickest of humor and sarcasm, the %75  are missing . I'm truly not that vain .

Does ANYONE agree ?


betweenthelines
betweenthelines

@attm.mb860 @betweenthelinesYour post is garbled and confusing. Speak English. I said the guy was gonna do the right thing and prosecute people who were raping while driving stoned....He's keeping you and I safe, you moron..... :)

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