The Cardinal Pell appeal continues. Here is the link to access the live stream coverage of the Pell appeal
This is painful to watch. Painful. Unfortunately I think perhaps the lawyer for the Crown has a speech impediment of some kind? perhaps a stutter? Whatever the case, it is very difficult to listen to and/or follow his arguments. And, sadly, further to that, at this very moment, and if I am hearing correctly, he seems incapable of articulating why two young teenage boys did not discuss with each other, their mother, or anyone else, the abuse they endured at the hands of Pell.
Heartbreaking. In this day and age. Heartbreaking.
Eventually and thankfully the judges themselves explained that there is now allowance at trials for such matters.
Oh my! Hopefully I am missing the gems of the Crown arguments, …
Anyway, I did post a file with several articles regarding the fund-raising which was transpiring last year to pay Pell’s legal costs:
As you see, Pell’s defence lawyer daily fees are rumoured to be in the order of $16,000. Further to that, I have heard – unconfirmed – that the daily fee for Pell’s appeals lawyer is in the range of $22,000!
Are you like me? Do you ever wonder why a defendant with deep pockets or access to the same can pick the ‘cream of the crop’ while victims must accept the Crown – competent or otherwise – assigned to his/her case?
Is this just?
Is it fair?
Questions. Questions. Questions.
For now, back to the live-stream.
Please keep the victims in your prayers.
Enough for now,