Steve Parisien‘s “trial”, such as it was, is all over. The verdict will be rendered 21 September 2007.
I haven’t got the oomph to blog right now. The whole day yesterday (Wednesday 05 September 2007) was strangely disheartening – somehow disquieting. I’m not sure why. Steve took the stand and testified in his own defence. And he did well. So that’s not the problem. It’s more what wasn’t addressed, and questions which weren’t posed, and witnesses who weren’t called.
I’ll blog tomorrow. For now will just reiterate again that this whole “trial” was bizarre. It was a little like watching a fast forward on an old Charlie Chaplain movie,one minute this witness is on the stand, the next another, the next another. Then, swish bang – it was over. Finished. And all in the courtroom were left shaking heads wondering, is that it? that’s what an obstruction of justice trial looks like and sounds like? This little flurry of activity will determine a man’s fate? What the heck was that all about?
Back later in the day with more,