Thursday, March 16, 2006

And now for today's edition of "Who I am SO GLAD I Am Not, Today"

Drumroll please......

Carla Martin!

For those who have not been following the sentencing trial of Zacarias Moussaoui (he already plead guilty), she is the TSA attorney who COMPLETELY screwed the government's case. After being told by the judge that the witnesses were not to be contacted, Ms. Martin not only contacted them, but sent them mass emails and had conference calls with them.

She also "told one witness sought by defense lawyers that he could not speak to them and ... told the defense that two other witnesses were not willing to speak to them."

Anyone who has watched even a few episodes of Law & Order knows this is a big no-no.

It is rough times when your boss refers to you as a "lone miscreant" and the judge at the trial you are working on says "I don't think in the annals of criminal law there has ever been a case with this many significant problems".

Oh shnap, right?

So now, there is no testimony about aviation security allowed at the setencing trial, and I think since Mr. Moussaoui is the so called "20th hijacker" in the 9/11 attacks , not being able to mention anything about aviation security is a little damaging.

So Carla, while I applaud your brave venture into discontinued hair color, I do not want to be you. Sorry!

1 comment:

What the Chuck said...

Hi PS,

The problem with the gov'ts case is that they didn't HAVE a case-- except the nutcase that is Moussaoui. He confessed-- this only had to do with sentencing.

Had Moussaoui not confessed, and the gov't finally gave in to what is most probably the confession of a delusional, mentally ill person, he would have walked free.

He wanted the gov't to kill him, and now they won't be able to.

I hope someone as cool as you never ends up even being close to Carla Martin, who ought to be more than ashamed-- she ought to be sent to jail herself.

But that could be said about most of the current administration.