Tuesday, December 18, 2007

 

Basi Virk Basi / BC Rail today, with the nation's ONLY reports direct from the Courtroom

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Although Case #23299 is at a critical stage in its Supreme Court pre-trial hearings, there isn't a syllable in any CanWest newspaper about yesterday's developments.

Bill Tieleman is away.

And without Bill's reports from the courtroom (and Robin is busy elsewhere, too), we are left with no news whatever. On a subject of great public interest.

Does this picture help to explain why Bill Tieleman's office was smashed up, and the "Raid" clue left as a warning, in an apparent attempt to silence him too?

Just askin'. - BC Mary.

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Anonymous just reported:

Bill [Berardino] was still AWOL. He left Andrea McKay to mind the store.

What happenned yesterday is that Bolton demolished Copley's arguments for soliciter client priviledge and McCulloch insinuated that the premiers office was interfering with the release of evidence.


[Oh. Is that all. Well, no wonder CanWest didn't bother ... grrrrrrr. - BC Mary]

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Our wonderful Anon-Y-mouse 2:40 reports again for today
18 December:

Anonymous said...

In a nutshell here is what happened today.

Trial started late due to the fire alarms going off in the courthouse just prior to 10 am

Beradino still a no show, McKay and St Pierre representing the crown. Copley representing BC govt

Zero reporters in attendance

Defence demanded that they be given an inventory of all the electronic
documents pertaining to the case in the RCMP's possession.

Crown claimed than no such inventory existed except what was on the original RCMP discs which contained the documents as well as the inventories. It would take considerable time for them to assemble such an inventory.

No cross examination of Ms. Reimer.
It was deemed unneccssary.

Court adjourned until January 7th

or so I'm told.

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Anon -- You really should take a bow, as the only reporter on duty today for the biggest trial in B.C. history. Thank you very much indeed! And Merry Christmas.
- BC Mary.

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Anon-Y-Mouse 2:40 for December 18, 2007
has been nominated as the year's BEST Citizen Journalist for vivid on-the-spot reporting from Studio 54 at The Law Courts, even including fire alarms. On the final, critical 2 days of pre-trial hearings for 2007, in the biggest trial in British Columbia history, only Anon 2:40 -- Anon 2:40 alone -- stood up for the public interest! Well done, 2:40.

Watch the Annual Gyro Awards for 2007 at http://House of Infamy.blogspot.com/

Good luck, 2:40!! And Happy New Year!

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Comments:
If there is anyone out there who is able to spend an hour in the courthouse we really need you there. The MSM apparently doesn't feel the need to report anything if Bill or Robin aren't there.
Courtroom 54. Just an hour. Ask a Sheriff how to get to the courtroom. You have to take two elevators. You don't need ID or anything. Just walk in, sit down, and record (by pen or memory) what you hear.
 
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Good directions, gary e.

Photos of The Law Courts usually show us those big stairs going up, up, up ... where do people access the elevators?

Nice to know that it's a "Just walk in, sit down, and record" situation still. Civilized, really.

Sure wish I could be there. Failing that, I wish there could be cameras in the courtroom.


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In a nutshell here is what happened today.

Trial started late due to the fire alarms going off in the courthouse just prior to 10 am

Beradino still a no show, McKay and St Pierre representing the crown. Copley representing BC govt

Zero reporters in attendance

Defence demanded that they be given
an inventory of all the electronic
documents pertaining to the case in
the RCMP's possession.

Crown claimed than no such inventory existed except what was on the original RCMP discs which contained the documents as well as the inventories. It would take considerable time for them to assemble such an inventory.

No cross examination of Ms. Reimer
It was deemed unneccssary.

Court adjourned until January 7th

or so I'm told.
 
thanks gary e and anon...much appreciated.

Where's our loyal Opposition?

Perhaps sometimes a few of your local MLA's, even some of your membership in the Vancouver area could attend and monitor the proceedings on the people's behalf....just a thought.

Warm and bright wishes to BC Mary.... and to all.
 
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