Monday, March 18, 2013
Greetings to everyone.
Due to circumstances beyond my control, I have not posted any articles since last Monday. The short story is both of our computers crashed. The electrical plug-in for my Toshiba laptop broke transforming the computer into the most expensive paperweight that I have ever owned. I bought it last November and was delighted with it until this happened. I have since discovered that this problem was caused by a mechanical design flaw common to all Toshiba laptops. The plug-in connects to a little box just inside the chassis. The box is soddered to the motherboard and cannot withstand any stress, such as plugging the electrical cord into the computer on a daily basis. Even an insubstantial bump to the plug-in can jar the little box loose. Customers have to mail their computers to Toshiba for repair. The minimum turn-around time is 3 weeks and Toshiba lately has been blaming their customers for causing the damage, refusing to fix them for free, and holding the computers hostage until they receive payment.
Needless to say, I have been exploring other options.
I have decided to fix it myself by gluing the box into the correct position with expoxy.
Imagine me screaming the most foul curses of which I am capable awakening monster cyber demons from their slumber and you will have a pretty good idea of what I have been doing for the past week.
And, of course, Crane’s computer just had to go on the blink to show solidarity with her sister. Well, we have solved that problem. I am posting this article with her computer and plan to resume daily postings.
I still have to review the comments you all have posted. Hope no wars have erupted.
Now, back to business.
Mark O’Mara filed a motion on Friday asking Judge Nelson to reconsider her order denying the defense motion depose Benjamin Crump. He basically accuses Crump of lying in his affidavit about the circumstances of his telephonic interview of Dee Dee.
He also states that John Guy, the prosecutor assisting BDLR, informed him that there are no medical records confirming Dee Dee’s claim that she in the hospital unable to attend Trayvon’s funeral. He comes very close to accusing Dee Dee of perjury without specifying when she committed the offense or explaining why he believes that what she may have stated is relevant or material to the case.
I doubt that expects to win this motion. I think he is attempting to create a credibility issue where none exists regarding a relatively unimportant witness’s credibility on a collateral matter.
I do not believe Judge Nelson will change her mind and authorize Crump’s deposition, but I would not be surprised if she does. Judges generally tend to be concerned about maintaining an appearance of fairness, so she might reverse herself. I am certain that she wants to avoid Judge Lester’s fate. Therefore, regardless of her decision, I expect she will will attempt to make her decision bullet-proof.
The unstated assumption or premise of the defense motion appears to be a suspicion that Crump told Dee Dee what to say and he did that to create a murder case against the innocent defendant hoping that the jury would convict him thereby setting up the civil suit for wrongful death.
To be taken seriously, I think he is going to need evidence to support his suspicion and a credible argument that the information he seeks is material and relevant.
I do not believe he can get there from here.
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