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"Oh We've Been Workin' on the Railroading!"
Michael Jackson is on trial for his life. You may say, "But John, isn’t he only on trial for child molestation and some related lesser offenses?" Yes. However, should he be convicted, his entire life is ruined. He is on trial for his life. Anyone who reads Conservativity with any frequency knows that I believe that Mr. Jackson is actually innocent of the crimes of which he is charged. I also have been clear that I believe that Santa Barbara county D.A. Tom Sneddon is on a 10-year-plus vendetta to get Michael Jackson.
"Yesterday was a lousy day for the prosecution. The accuser is on the stand and facing cross-examination. Defense attorney Tom Mesereau and his team are shredding this boy’s credibility."
Yesterday was a lousy day for the prosecution. The accuser is on the stand and facing cross-examination. Defense attorney Tom Mesereau and his team are shredding this boy’s credibility. They have caught him in lies, and have caused him to admit on the stand that he told third parties, including an official at his school, that he was never molested by Mr. Jackson. All in all, unless the jury is heavily biased against Mr. Jackson, or Mr. Sneddon has a bombshell piece of physical evidence, it is looking like Michael will be acquitted. In fact, unless the prosecution can rehabilitate the boy’s credibility, there is a decent chance of the judge entering a directed verdict of acquittal without the defense actually having to put on a defense.
As if that wasn’t enough, there’s the Dianne Dimond connection. Ms. Diamond is a reporter for Court TV and certainly reports the Jackson case with a bias in favor of the prosecution. Her commentaries have run in the New York Post, condemning Mr. Jackson as a "freak." One does not even have to step, much less jump, to the conclusion that Ms. Dimond thinks that Mr. Jackson is guilty, and perhaps for no other reason than his appearance. There is now a report that Dianne Dimond has been working behind the scenes to help Mr. Sneddon’s case.
She apparently learned of some "soiled briefs" in the possession of Henry Vaccaro Sr., who received certain items pursuant to a court judgment for money Mr. Jackson owed him. According to recently unsealed court papers, she contacted Mr. Sneddon, who immediately sought to borrow the briefs, and other items, for evidentiary analysis. In January of 2005, Mr. Vaccaro wrote Mr. Sneddon requesting the return of the items. If the items did prove something, they would not be subject to return. So we can safely assume that the briefs belonged to Mr. Jackson and did not turn up anything to support the vendetta.
Ms Dimond has been aggressive in her "reporting" of this situation. Now we find out that she has been working with Mr. Sneddon’s office. While this is not unlawful, it certainly brings all of her "reports" into question. Is she assisting Mr. Sneddon in railroading Michael Jackson? I don’t know -- do you?