By reading other accounts, it appears the Assistant DA Joseph Quinlan is not the experienced pro that defense lawyer Michael Gilleran is. In particular, the defense brought up a binder full of case law on the civil rights side, with no real rebuttal.
I confess that I had a vision that this would be a good lesson for the vigilante wingers who don't like that free-speech stuff — for others. So, the other charge of assault and battery against pro-equality demonstrator Sarah Loy is what's on deck.
According to those there, Larry will testify tomorrow morning, along with a few other defense witnesses. So far, it may still come to whom you can believe. Gilleran seems to be a real amoral pro, which may be the prime reason to hire an experienced trial lawyer. When I saw him arguing motions, Quinlan was competent, but no more. In fact, he seems a bit shy and timid. I suspect Gilleran would ask for your first born on a platter and when you turned him down, he'd continue on the next item on his list. He's tough.
Whine: This has been eating me up. I have not been able to go to the testimony phase of this trial because of a conference I have to attend.
You can get your info the same way I do.
- Pie and Coffee has detailed accounts for both days of testimony.
- There is crisp reporting centered on Loy's account at Bay Windows. They also discuss dropping the civil-rights charge.
- Then again, if you need a real giggle — police corruption, conspiracy, lies and paranoia — don't overlook MassResistance.
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