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Monday, March 18, 2013

Verdicts

You do not need me to tell you, I'm sure. Paul Bergrin was found guilty on ALL counts. This is a victory for jailhouse snitches and criminal informants everywhere. It's a free pass for the worst in society to concoct any tale they want with minimal knowledge of a situation and coaching by prosecutors. It's also a victory for pro-prosecution judges like Cavanaugh to abuse a defendant at will.

I admit that I do not understand. I'll post later. Right now I'm going to go throw-up.

The video that is currently playing signifies my viewpoint of the US criminal injustice system. A man was convicted on the word of criminal informants alone - I do not give a rat's ass how many  of them there are. An army of informants is no different than one. What sort of sick system do we have in the US?

10 comments:

barry crimm said...

When I was in law school, we were taught that it is better for 10 guilty men to go free than for 1 innocent man to be imprisoned.

Now, it appears that the exact opposite is true. The mindset of the average citizen is that if the government is charging someone with a crime, "they must have done something." No doubt, no reasonable doubt, just a blind certainty that their government is right. Sickening.

Vicky Gallas said...

The mindset of the average citizen here is f'ing stupidity. F'ing braindead.

For all of those cheering this outcome, I anticipate a day when the zombie informants create a story about you to get out of jail free as so many have in this case. Me? No one knows shit about me anymore, so good luck with that.

Anonymous said...

I hope the 12 jurors that convicted an innocent man (paul bergrin) all die and rot in hell..its unbelievable how they found him guilty after the prosecutors presented the worst witnesses on earth. Smfhh......

Vicky Gallas said...

Well, I hope that they each get to deal with a criminal informant in their own lives since they find them all so believable and considered Paul Bergrin's life for what amounted to a single day of deliberations when you add-in their smoke breaks and lunch. They have helped to set many violent criminals free today and extended an open invitation to prosecutors to try cases with no actual evidence whatsoever.

I also hope that one day each, or one of their family members, has need for a criminal defense attorney. They can find the government's friend Richie Roberts over at Paul's former office building and *good luck with that*.

Anonymous said...

The system is totally flawed. I'm in awe how these jurors came to a verdict in 2 days. Just doesn't add up. Didn't the Judge ask the Jurors to evaluate every charge separately based on their recollection of events. Didn't Jonnie Davis state that the man who shot his stepson had dreadlocks???

What motions can Paul file on appeal? Who grants them? I am in total disbelief. How can the man even be granted an appeal when the whole judicial system is against him?

Vicky Gallas said...

Apparently the jurors skipped the instructions. And they're all total idiots OR they love their government so much they just believe anything its representatives say. But either way, they sure as hell didn't follow instructions, which was why Judge Martini severed the counts to begin with!

Not only the dreadlocks description by Davis, but also the testimony of Mr. Hohn and Ms. Tarver that Anthony Young did not melt a gun at that auto body shop that day - he owned the shop and Young claimed she drove him there, which she did not.

Good questions, especially in that it was the appeals panel that replaced Judge Martini with Judge Cavanaugh and threw all of the counts together.

But at the moment, that is not the worst of it. The sick whacks had Bergrin put on suicide watch and in protective custody at a different facility with all of his papers still at MDC Brooklyn. They claim it was court-ordered, but Cavanaugh did not order it. So who does that leave?

Yeah, I do intend to blog on what they've done later (before morning anyway).

Vicky Gallas said...

And before you ask, no, Paul is not suicidal. Mad I'm sure, but suicidal, no.

Anonymous said...

This is just unreal. When will this motion for appeal be granted or denied?

Vicky Gallas said...

Feel free to read my last comment.

Motions and appeal briefs can't be granted or denied until they're written and they've made it so that working on this is not possible at the moment. This will be a long fight for Bergrin, but I'll step out on a limb here and state that a new trial is probably in his future.

Vicky Gallas said...

It should be stated here that when I say the jurors had to be stupid, "stupid" or "idiots" it is not defined as lacking book intelligence in this context. It is defined as naive, not street smart, have no knowledge of the informant system or even the legal system in the US, do not know what time it is.

The jurors had no clue what time it was.

But thanks to one juror discussing all of this with the New York Times and the Record, we now know that they were also mesmerized, more into watching Paul Bergrin's last stand (not anymore - thanks dude) than weighing the evidence and judging what was truthful and what was not. The one particular juror also admitted to reading an article long ago and having preconceived thoughts of guilt. He also tried to get off the jury after the trial had strated, but Judge Cavanaugh refused him.

Yay! Time for a new trial soon. This time we'll make sure the jurors know what time it is.