If ever there was a time to put the movement pushing for cameras in federal court rooms into warp speed it’s now. The Whitey Bulger trial will blow the OJ trial away. It will be better than the Sopranos, Night Court, the Liindbergh baby kidnapping trial, Goodfellas, the Valacci hearings, Watergate hearings, Bugs Bunny cartoons, All in the Family, and Three Stooges put together.
The world should not be denied this trial. The white man will be on the stand for weeks. Eighteen fuckin’ murders. And he’s testifying baby. No doubt about it.
But before he does, oy vey and morone, wait until you see the cast of characters offering evidence on behalf of the government. Proving 18 separate and distinct murders beyond a reasonable doubt requires a casting agent. Eighteen motives, eighteen victims (each with back stories of their own), and dozens of not so angelic witnesses with scores of self-interests to answer for under cross-examination.
Most everyone agrees it is time to let the People observe oral arguments and trials in the federal courts. With today’s cheap digital technology state and federal trials transcripts should be preserved in both video and audio formats. Jurors and fact finders are told to consider witness appearance and demeanor when gaging credibility. By definition the visual should be part of the court record.
No matter what the argument the federal courts have to turn in their whips and buggies.
Hey you smug spineless dems so committed to the health care law. Why did you ever think the mandate part did not have constitutional problems? I’m not saying it’s not constitutional I’m just saying it’s such an obvious problem and not to bet the house on where the Supreme Court would land.
But nooo. They used the Al Gore global warming approach. Only a moron would question the constitutionality of this law. Huh?
Meanwhile, if they had any big ones they would have stayed away from the commerce clause and built the bill around congress’s power to tax. Same price for all more or less, just different nomenclature. Did you say “tax”? Ou oh. Never say that.
How about Larry Lucchino having his butt boys in the press kick Kevin Youkilis is the balls on the way out the door. Check this from the Globe’s Eric Wilbur.
It’s no secret that Youkilis is widely considered the media “snitch” who broke the news about what a dysfunctional mess the Red Sox pitching staff became in the wake of last season’s epic collapse. It fits his profile, after all: A dogmatic character who hustled at every corner of his career in order to win. How do you think a guy like that would react walking in on Beckett, Jon Lester, John Lackey, and Clay Buchholz treating the clubhouse as if it were Alpha Gamma Miller (Time)? (emphasis mine)
What scumbags. The Globe and Larry deserve each other. perfect fit.
Larry just does not get the fact that he’s a total asshole and everyday more and more people are aware of it.
BTW, I bet the snitch is still there doing what Larry tells him/her to do.
How about Charley Murphy throwing a bomb on his way out the door and telling the Herald that he spent some time in front of a federal grand jury a few weeks ago answering questions about the probation department and its relationship with state house leadership?