Tuesday, January 3, 2017

Liars and slaves

Here is some more video from Friday's events in the trial of Robert Shuler Smith.  Retired Jackson firefighter and community activist Tony Davis took the stand Friday.  The defense called Mr. Davis to the stand to rebut the testimony of Robert "Too Sweet" Henderson.  Mr. Davis called Too Sweet a liar in no uncertain terms and also said what he thought about the prosecution.   The exchanges between Mr. Davis and Assistant Attorney General Marvin Sanders were um, rather colorful and spirited at times as it was quite clear these two men did not like each other. It was also the only time the jury appeared to be awake all day as several jurors laughed when things got hot.  The entire video of the testimony is posted below.

JJ will post next the video testimony of Charles Brown and John Reeves.  The videos are broken down into smaller segments so it's easier to digest. Read JJ's coverage of Friday's testimony on our Twitter feed.


Anonymous said...

Anyone know why the testimony about the potential bribe was not excluded from this trial over helping Butler? I have yet to hear the allegation that Smith was paid by Butler to help him. Seems like the introduction of that testimony would be more prejudicial than probative and it sheds no light on whether Smith helped Butler. I think RSS walks because the AG can't seem to figure out what they want to get him for.. RSS went and saw a guy in the jail, with the permission of that inmates attorney, because he had information that he believed at the time showed crooked cops. Seeking justice is what prosecutors are supposed to do, not seeking convictions.

Anonymous said...

This whole thing has gone from something that was serious at first, to a comedy to completely boring.

Anonymous said...

Hey 9:53 - according to the testimony, at the time RSS 'visited' his 'client' in jail, he had not seen the video that he now claims shows his 'crooked cops'. If that was the purpose of the trip to see his 'client', Mr. Butler, how did he know about the crooked cops' actions? ESP?

This is an interesting case: (1) JPD, (2) FBI, (3) a black county court Judge, (4) a black circuit court judge, (5) a white circuit court judge, (6) a couple of Asst Attorney Generals, (7) a white Attorney General all think that RSS is not properly prosecuting criminals in his jurisdiction. Also, a former Asst DA acknowledges that the office has been being bribed over the past few years. A former campaign worker has acknowledged passing bribes on his behalf. Can all those folks - and others - be wrong, and RSS (along th John Reeves) are the only ones that believe RSS is correctly performing his job?

Anonymous said...

1:02 You can also line up people who think he IS doing his job. So what? Could they be right? There are people who don't like the president, the governor, the mayor, the judge, etc. and they think those elected officials are destroying this country, state, city, county, etc. Could they be right? So what? Unless they can prove in a Court of law some criminal act they are blowing hot air. If he doesn't get his from a jury, get him at election time. If not, everybody you mentioned can pound sand. How interesting is that?

Anonymous said...

Can someone remind me what Reeves' role in this is/was ? Thanks.

Anonymous said...

1:02... "Not properly properly prosecuting criminals"?? That's possibly the dumbest thing I've read on Jambalya and thats saying something.. Everyone one of the individuals you listed has their own set of issues.

And what's up with the listing of races as if that has something to do with anything in this case. Clearly you have some issues. I'm guessing a white mid 50's keyboard warrior who knows nothing about the criminal justice system or how it works.

9:53, 10:55 and 2:31 have it spot on.

Anonymous said...

"Hey 9:53 - according to the testimony, at the time RSS 'visited' his 'client' in jail, he had not seen the video that he now claims shows his 'crooked cops'."

What seems to have sailed right over your head is that this was NOT RSS' 'client'. The jailed individual was to be a defendant in the prosecution of criminal activity. Do you not comprehend that?

Anonymous said...

I'm not sure Tony Davis is sane enough to testify. He is eaten up with righteous indignation. Check his Facebook posts for the last year or so and see if you think he is sane.

Anonymous said...

Instead of trying to subpoena/indict/threaten whatever Judge Weill for not signing the order dismissing Butler's case, just announce ready for trial, and when the Judge asked the State to call its first witness, announce that the State rests. No choice but to give a DV at that point, even by Judge Weill. Case over. Point made. Instead, we have a Dylanesque "pig circus".

Anonymous said...

After watching the posted video of Tony Davis the AG looks stupid and petty. Too bad because RSS needs to go

Anonymous said...

Has John Reeves' video been posted anywhere?

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