While I am not going to name the witnesses who testified yesterday, I do believe that what they said is pertinent to this case, not as testimony of what happened, but rather an example of people who are used to having their own way. Now, everyone knows the names of people involved, but I am not going to put them here, not to protect anyone, but rather to deflect any claims that I am blogging on this case in order to defame them.
As I stated before, it was clear from hearing and seeing everything that was on the news, the women are people who tend to be in charge, and it is clear that they do not like being challenged. One of the mothers, when asked by the defense about her daughter taking acting lessons, replied that she had not. From the Catoosa County News:
The defense asked the witness if her daughter, a child actor, had any formal acting lessons, to which the witness replied no. (Emphasis mine)Someone sent me the Internet Movie Database (IMBd) link for the child in question. Here is what the girl's resume says about lessons:
TrainingOK, we now have a problem. If what is on this resume is true, then the woman committed perjury, AND SHE DID IT WITH FULL KNOWLEDGE FROM THE JUDGE BRIAN HOUSE AND PROSECUTORS CHRIS ARNT AND LEN GREGOR. That is because all three of those men are aware of the resume and its contents, and just because House disallowed it as evidence does not make the witness' statements true.
* John Robert Powers, Atlanta, GA, Cold Read Techniques, Janet Milstein
* John Robert Powers, Atlanta, GA, Monologues, Janet Milstein
* John Robert Powers, Atlanta, GA, Scene Study, Kwietha Bolden
* John Robert Powers, Atlanta, GA, Commercials, Kwietha Bolden
But, there is another problem for this woman. If the information on the resume is false, THEN SHE HAS COMMITTED WIRE FRAUD, a federal crime. People have gone to federal prison for less. Either way, this witness has committed felonies, and there is no way around it, and if the prosecution did not act, THEN ARNT AND GREGOR HAVE SUBORNED PERJURED TESTIMONY, and that also is a crime.
Thus, everyone who was in the courtroom witnessed a felony being committed, and if prosecutors are in on this scam, then they, too, committed felonies by their silence. I am not joking or surmising here, people. Even though the law clearly does not apply in the Lookout Mountain Judicial District, nonetheless the law is the law.
My sense is that House disallowed this information to be put into evidence precisely because he anticipated this witness lying, and Arnt and Gregor vigorously fought it as well, probably for the same reasons. I have said for a long time that all-too-often, prosecutors have been able to get away with committing crimes for which they never are held accountable. (Prosecutors generally are not known for indicting themselves.)
If you want to know why I believe that House is running a kangaroo court and the prosecutors are lying, look no further than this testimony.