Tuesday, January 10, 2017

Wrapping up the RSS trial

Here are some odds and ends  about the Robert Shuler Smith trial that ended last week.

WAPT interviewed the Jury Forewoman.  She said a JPD employee was on the jury and well, you can watch the video for yourself.

There are several questions that should be asked.  Did the woman lie to get on the jury? Did either side ask if anyone was in law enforcement? The juror's actions should be investigated and she should be prosecuted. Period. Somehow, the mistrial was a fitting end to the whole episode.  The trial became convoluted.  Weeds sprang up and entangled jurors, witnesses, and lawyers alike.  One wondered at times if the trial was about Christopher Butler's drug case, Ivon Johnson's bribery case, or somewhere lost in everything, the actual charges against the District Attorney.  Friday's food fight between Too Sweet, Charlie Brown, and Tony Davis was probably the low point of the trial as one wondered "why are we here?"  

Here is some remaining video of John Reeves and Charlie Brown that was not posted.

Attorney John Reeves admitted on the stand that the D.A. was going to make him a special prosecutor.  Mr. Reeves's duty would would be to present indictments against Assistant Attorney Generals Patrick Beasley and Shaun Yurtkuran to the grand jury.  Charlie Brown continued the "he's lying meme" that constituted the Too Sweet-Charlie Brown-Tony Davis food fight. 


Anonymous said...


Anonymous said...

I just visited the link posted above and am wondering what the hell it has to do with the case at hand. Well, other than NOTHING.

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Kingfish said...

Don't see what they have to do with trial but ok.

Anonymous said...

Sounds like from Johnny's testimony there is a real element of doubt whether or not the two AGOs would have been indicted and that the issue had not been determined. It will be hard to unring that bell.

Anonymous said...

The most ridiculous part of this testimony really has nothing to do with RSS's trial, although if true it shows RSS's stupidity. Getting Johnny Reeves to be a special prosecutor to deal with 'public corruption, and campaign finance violations" was laughable. Although Johnny Boy probably could know where to look - over his years in the legislature, he never filed a complete and honest campaign finance report, either regarding his contributions or his disbursements. Particularly, his disbursements.

In fact, some of these 'character witnesses' for RSS (Charlie Brown, Tony Davis, et.al.) probably were receipants of some of Johnny's campaign spending.

Anonymous said...

Your co-host on WYAB today KF is dead wrong about Hood hurting his potential gubernatorial effort in 2019. As long as they aren't getting paid Black Democrats will fall in line and vote lock step for the Donkey every single time.

Anonymous said...

6:21. So funny that Johnny Reeves is in bed with Charles Brown, Tony Davis, Linda Brune, Charlotte Reeves, et al. Class all the way.

Anonymous said...

The real story here is Judge Gowan's involvement. He and Reeves tried to help a lunatic DA indict a sitting circuit judge and now they both are trying to cover their tracks. How could Smith's defense be that Weill and AG conspired to stop their own indictments when Reeves said he was appointed by Gowan to present these cases at the grand jury and Reeves had not decided whether to indict AGs and had "never heard" of the plan to indict Weill. Stay tuned for more as Gowan's corruption is exposed. Will the DA indict Reeves for perjury if there is a Johnson recording of this meeting?

Anonymous said...

I heard Hood is wrapping it up. He has fired at least one of the prosecutors on the Smith case.

Anonymous said...

Wrapping what up1:05??

Anonymous said...

This case is a waste of taxpayers' money and a complete waste of judicial time. If you want to convict Robert Smith, wait for him to take some money or sale some drugs or something that citizens care about. The three charges the Attorney General is going forward on are bogus allegations that no one cares about. The judicial system is full of crooks.

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