The chief priests and the whole Sanhedrin were looking for evidence against Jesus so that they could put him to death, but they did not find any. Many testified falsely against him, but their statements did not agree.
-- Mark 14.55-56
As I noted yesterday, two of the prosecution witnesses committed perjury, which does not exactly bode well for the veracity of prosecutors Len Gregor and Chris Arnt, nor does it exactly give me confidence that the title of "Your Honor" means anything in the courtroom of Brian House. Honor, after all, is built on the assumption that someone is telling the truth, and House's tag-team partners, Gregor and Arnt, are not exactly bringing honest people to the witness stand.
When prosecutors are bringing charges that on their face are ridiculous, and when they parade a number of witnesses in front of a jury, it is paramount that everyone have the story straight. While this is not the first time Arnt and Gregor have tried to pull off this caper, it IS the first time that a defendant has had the kind of counsel that can expose the lies, and that means showing the inconsistencies and outright falsehoods that have come to define this sorry case.
Well, it seems that yet another prosecution witness, this time another "distraught" mother, has lied on the stand. This witness was asked by the defense if Tonya Craft ever co-signed a power bill for her (to give her an official change of residence).
The woman exclaimed that Ms. Craft never did such a thing, and that if Tonya Craft's name was on the bill, it was an administrative error. During the lunch break, some members of the defense team went to the offices of the power board and found the documents in question. Both Ms. Craft AND the witness had signed them.
As of this morning, the document has not been introduced into evidence, and you can bet that Arnt and Gregor will fight it, as they don't want the jury to know that their handpicked witnesses have lied. If they do fight it, then what they will be doing is illegal -- it is subornation of perjury and hiding of evidence. Nor will I be surprised if House grants the prosecution its request.
You might recall that one of the mothers, whose child moonlights as an actress, claimed on the stand (under oath, although that hardly matters in House's courtroom) that her daughter HAD NOT RECEIVED ACTING LESSONS. The defense found the child's on-line resume which, in fact, showed she had received such lessons and it showed with whom.
Unfortunately, House disallowed that resume to be introduced as evidence. Why? I think it is obvious.
From the numerous articles I have read about Arnt and Gregor, they have had their run of the courts in their crusade to rid the world (or at least the Lookout Mountain Judicial District) of molesters and porn addicts. It is one thing to go after real child molesters, as they exist and what they do is horrible.
However, it is quite another thing to go after innocent people and then, with the help of compliant judges, to rig the trials and present "witnesses" like Suzy Thorne and Sharon Anderson and Lord knows who else that the CAC can provide to give fabricated testimony.
What we have here is a very cozy arrangement of Arnt, Gregor, and the CACs. Because the local media treats the CACs as sacred cows (because no one wants children molested or abused) and prosecutors as gods fallen from the sky, it is not hard for these people to target innocent individuals and have them convicted, with the press in tow to trumpet their exploits. This is a racket, and people need to understand that sorry fact.