Wednesday, June 23, 2010
Wednesday Morning Update
According to the VLCSCL (Vancouver_Law_Courts_Supreme_Court_List), for this morning, both Basis and Mr. Virk will be appearing in front of Justice MacKenzie to deal with case 23299 - the legal NON-brief that just could last forever.
Not much can apparently be said (or imagined?) about yesterday's super secret jury absent session. This jury must feel like the understudy to a really healthy and motivated star - they've been seated about half of the sessions since they were empaneled. However for those interested in seeing how much less than Citizen Journalist from 54 a real professional can say see Neal Hall's scintillating coverage:
- Basi-Virk trial hit by another delay
There was another delay at the Basi-Virk trial Tuesday and it is expected to continue into Wednesday morning.
The jury did not hear any evidence Tuesday but was told to return Wednesday.
There have been discussions in the jury's absence, which cannot be reported.
The judge has imposed a media ban on publishing anything heard in court without the jury.
It is now after 12 noon and the jury still hasn't been called into court.
You've said it all.
Secrecy and political protection of the Circle is alive and well.
All too familiar to the citizens who have had the misfortune o suffering under this sham before.
Our justice System is under attack with the highest levels in collusion who put British Columbians best interests into oblivion.
SPECIAL PROSECUTION TEAM UNDER SCRUTINY
Bombshell allegations were under discussion during the last two days but I believe that I can only write on what was said in front of the jury.
Justice Mackenzie told the jury members that a man approached 2 members of the jury at a Skytrain station. She then advised the 12 person jury that this person has absolutely no connection to the 3 defendents, their counsel, their supporters or any witness. The man in question is the father of one of the Crown Counsel prosecution team. (One member of the Special Prosecution team was not present at court today - Andrea Mackay.)
This shocking revelation caused the gallery to stir and forced the Judge to tell the jury that this "Won't happen again!"
The jury was asked if they can continue and they all agreed. This type of situation could not be dreamed up.
Any contact with a jury member risks the allegation of jury tampering.
This is outrageous behaviour and I beleive that the Special Prosecutor and his team need to be held accountable.
Unfortunately, nobody in the accredited media will ask the tough questions of Mr. Berardino. For example, what did the Special Prosecutor know and when did he know it? I can assure you that if a blogger approached a member of the jury there would be howls of outrage from the Crown and the RCMP and a full investigation would take place.
Another shameful day for so called "justice" in BC.
Citizen Journalist from 54
I want to thank Kootkoot especially ... it's a generous gift of his time, to bring us the news from Courtroom 54.
As for Citizen Journalist from Courtroom 54, was there ever a better example of someone bravely holding up the virtues of a free press in a difficult, preposterous situation.
I totally agree with the call to LIFT THE BAN ... it's sheer craziness to keep this kind of information away from the public.
And how good it is, that the Public Gallery is filled to the point where gasps, murmurs, mutterings can actually form an opinionated statement all its own.
Did you (or anyone else, for that matter) happen to notice that the Berardino article was published with any sort of byline? Same with the hard-copy too - I was surprised when dad passed his paper over to me on page A8 to see the article without a single name attached.
Who's so embarrassed writing the article that they didn't didn't want their credit?