Saturday, December 31, 2016

Judge Weill takes the stand



Hinds County Circuit Judge Jeff Weill testified in the trial of Hinds County District Attorney Robert Shuler Smith today.  He was called as a witness by Mr. Smith.  Oddly enough, Smith's attorney, Jim Waide, classified him as a hostile witness during his testimony.  The complete video of Judge Weill's testimony is posted below.  You can read JJ's written coverage of his testimony on the Twitter feed.






18 comments:

Anonymous said...

I really appreciate the reporting for this trial.

Given the involvement of the FBI and US District Attorney in New Orleans, I believe this case is much bigger than Smith. Smith is the first domino.

Questions: Who purchased and installed the DVR? Why did Butler need a DVR? Where is the DVR system? Should Smith look the other way? Was Butler a CI for Hinds DA?

Johnny Weir said...

Spoiler:Not Guilty

Anonymous said...

Jeff has wrestled many an alligator!

Anonymous said...

Robert Smith should never be allowed to practice law again for planning to indict a sitting judge in retaliation for not dismissing a case, as is the judge's right under Mississippi law. If you disagree with a judge, you appeal. You do not use the criminal justice system as a personal tool to keep your bribery network going by prosecuting innocent people. If Smith is not convicted or disbarred, Hinds County is hopeless.

Anonymous said...

Jamie McBride, John Reeves, and Judge Bill Gowan are all scared sh@$less that their role in helping Smith in his plan to bring false charges against Judge Weill will be exposed. Reeves and McBride committed perjury on the stand when they denied any knowledge of Smith's plan to indict Weill, and Gowan will retire soon to avoid being prosecuted for aiding Smith. I've heard that many FBI recordings by Johnson have not come out, including one proving that Reeves and Gowan were helping Smith in his outrageous plan to get Weill indicted so he could get Butler free.

Anonymous said...

prepare for hopelessness. that jury probably wouldn't have convicted before Weill testified, but never since he "testified". Black juries don't like white judges helping the prosecution. By sustaining many objections from the prosecution and Weill's attorney, the judge gave the impression [actually the facts] that 1. he was protecting Weill from having to answer difficult questions; and 2. he was allowing the state and Weill to hide information from the jury. There is another factor that won't appear in the record: Weill is wildly unpopular with black Hinds County citizens with a reputation of being cruel, biased, and bigoted.

Anonymous said...

10:48....You could have simply stopped typing at "Black juries don't like white...." and saved us all some time. The rest of your post is hocus pocus.

Anonymous said...

10:48 --

Hey, Too Sweet.

Oh, wait. You can spell a little bit. Never mind.

Hinds County and it's 70% majority blacks are the victims of the corrupt DA's office you want to see preserved.

Anonymous said...

BS call 10:34. Judge Gowan in bed with slimy John Reeves and slimy on steroids RSS. Nope. Didn't happen.

Anonymous said...

10:48 here. I don't necessarily want RSS found not guilty, but since I left Hinds County, I really don't have a dog in the race. I think he's no longer fit for office, but not necessarily guilty of the crimes charged. Juries can be difficult to predict in most cases, but not this one.

The looney post in this thread is the allegation that Judge Gowan is involved with RSS. McBryde was and is a dolt for staying loyal to RSS, but even the AG acknowledged they couldn't prove any criminal act by the dolt. Whatever you're smoking, ease up...

Anonymous said...

RSS is guilty of something....not sure they have the right charge

Anonymous said...

Circuit Judges routinely sign orders of appointment of special prosecutors. I can tell you one thing, and I know Bill Gowan well, there isnt anyway he is involved with John Reeves or RSS. He is a good judge and better man.

Anonymous said...

10:48 If "Black juries don't like white..." What do white juries...?

Anonymous said...

in rural, white majority counties, white jurors generally approve of the white judge being biased in favor of the prosecution. I have litigated in Hinds County. I know for a fact that Weill is despised by the black community and this jury will interpret what were perfectly valid objections by the state to be moves by the state AND THE PRESIDING JUDGE to shield Weill and keep the jury from hearing facts. When you hear or read about Jim Waide's closing argument, you will understand that this is a tactic of the defense. RSS knows that several very competent black criminal defense attorneys used the same tactic in Weill's courtroom and obviously guilty black defendants walked. I don't expect many of the people that post here to understand this, but wait and see what this jury does.

Anonymous said...

4:34; This is modern-day Mississippi. Show me a 'white jury'.

Anonymous said...

As a former jail worker and Administrator in the penal systems, I know for sure this will not end well for RSS. You don't lie in bed with inmates and expect them to protect you when the shit hits the fan. Robert, it will bite you in the ASS sooner than you think. Robert you were elected to prosecute for Hinds County not to visit inmates in the county jail. This shit just don't pass the smell test! If you visited my jail late at night, I would have lost the key with your ass inside the cell!! What dumb shit!!! This is some perplexed shit!!! Why in the F$$k are you dealing with this shit in the first place. I would convict you, just for being stupid. The Hinds county Judges are not the issue, just a tactic to get us from the real, really nonsense issue. Robert Bless your heart.

Courtroom Antics? said...

In the accompanying photo, why would the judge completely turn his back (and chair) on the testifying witness? What's up with that?

Kingsnake said...

There was something on the screen that was referenced. It was on the left side of the courtroom.

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