Former Baltimore police officer Michael Wood appeared on The Joe Rogan Experience podcast and lambasted crooked cops and Missouri prosecutor Robert McCulloch, who led the investigation of the Michael Brown shooting in Ferguson last year. Wood accused McCulloch of being corrupt and leading a cover-up in the investigation.
“He’s a criminal,” Wood said of McCulloch. “He criminally covered up that indictment. There’s no way around it. That’s what they did and no one seemed to care.” Wood explained to Rogan that many prosecutors cherry-pick the evidence that increases the likelihood of getting an indictment.
“So the way that system actually is, is if there’s four of us in the room right now, if three of us think he did it and one doesn’t, we don’t even listen to the one that doesn’t,” Wood told Rogan. Wood further explained that prosecutors also select the witnesses that are reliable to the police perspective of an investigation.
In the Michael Brown investigation, instead of procuring the reliable witnesses needed to seal an indictment, Wood said McCulloch purposely chose unreliable witnesses that tainted and weakened any chances of indicting Ferguson police officer Darren Wilson. McCulloch was protecting the criminal, which happened to be a cop in this case.
Something like this should be surprising. Unfortunately, it isn’t. Many don’t realize it, but the “blue code of silence” isn’t practiced only by police officers. It’s practiced by prosecutors and those who have any power in protecting cops at all.
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