Nancy Grace

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Nancy Grace

Nancy Grace (born October 23, 1958, in Macon, Georgia) is a victims' rights advocate and former prosecutor who is the host of a self-titled CNN Headline News show. She also anchors Court TV's "Closing Arguments" and has co-authored the book Objection! -- How High-Priced Defense Attorneys, Celebrity Defendants, and a 24/7 Media Have Hijacked Our Criminal Justice System.

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  • "I'm on a search for the truth," she says during a recent visit to the District to promote her new book, "Objection!," in which the former prosecutor calls defense attorneys "dangerous" and compares them to pigs. The way Grace sees it, prosecutors want to do what's right, whereas defense attorneys are unethical and just want to win. She'd never cross over to what she calls the "dark side" because "I don't really want to have any part of getting guilty people off."
  • On [defense lawyers]: "They lie, they cheat, they'll say anything. They walk a thin line that I don't even want to get near. Like in the David Westerfield case. They knew the whole time he did it, because he knew where her body was, and they used that as a bargaining chip to improve his situation. But when that didn't work [the police found the body on their own], they proceeded to drag the Van Dams through the mud. It's disgusting. Some people argue that the prosecution just wants to get a conviction. What joy would I get out of sending the wrong person to jail?"

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  • At the end of each show, Grace usually says goodbye to her viewers with some form of the following message: "I want to thank all of my guests for being with us tonight. But my biggest thank you is to you, for being with us, and inviting us into your homes. Coming up, headlines from all around the world. I'm Nancy Grace, signing off for tonight. Hope to see you right here tomorrow night, eight o'clock sharp Eastern, and until then, goodnight, friend."[citation needed]
  • "Where were you? Why aren't you telling us where you were that day? Ms Duckett, you are not telling us for a reason. What is the reason? You refuse to give even the simplest facts of where you were with your son before he went missing. It is day 12."[citation needed]