Friday, June 25, 2010
The Drew Peterson Trial Is Theater of The Absurd
Joliet, IL—Surreptitious autopsy video recording by Fox News, prosecutors and police spreading rumors of the located corpse seem no more than a device to taint the jury pool. I guess when you don’t have evidence; smoke mirrors and trickery must be employed. All this in an effort to convict retired Bolingbrook police sergeant Drew Peterson at any cost.
The trial also promises to be a Hearsay Orgy! It will be reduced to something like this, “Stacy told me that Kathleen told her that Drew Peterson killed her.” Who does Peterson get to confront in court on that one? Should there be a conviction the appellate process will explode before sense can be made out of The Illinois Drew Peterson Law.
At the eleventh hour, prosecutors have still been shoveling discovery material on Peterson’s lawyers they should have turned over nearly a year ago. Judge Steven White has done everything in his power to give Peterson a dream appeal record.
There is however bad news for the folks that don’t have a life that pine to see Peterson suffering in the defendant's hot seat. They will have to attend the trial in order to see or hear any portion of it. Illinois courts in my lifetime have never allowed radio, TV or even still cameras into courtrooms. This will also prevent witnesses from hearing other witnesses’ testimony. Excluding witnesses from hearing others testify is a wonderful way to expose perjury. That’s a good thing.
I don’t see how this mess can begin by July 6th as Judge White has dictated. They are in such a hurry that this will be a massive mess rather than a trial. Will County will be the laughing stock of the American criminal Justice system before it’s over.