Thursday, April 29, 2010

RailGate Trial Going Down....So Far There Are No Plea Deals.


Yesterday, all three defendents in the RailGate trial, David Basi, Robert Virk and Aneal Basi, unequivocally pleaded not guilty to ALL of the charges levelled against them by the Crown.

Which is very good news for the people of British Columbia, indeed.


Because it means that no deals appear to have been made.

Which means we will get a real trial...

In which both the prosecution and the defense will have to put matters to a jury...

Which means that the prosecution and defense will both be forced to be persuasive using lay language that the jurors can actually understand.

Which also means that we, the people, will likely be able to understand most of what is going on too.....

Especially when witnesses are being examined and, yes(!), cross-examined.

And what a witness list it appears to be!

Here are the confirmed so far amongst the list of 44.....

Campbell Administration Apparatchiks
Martyn Brown
Kenneth 'The Hatman' Dobell
Brenda Eaton

Former WestCoast FedLib Rainmaker
Mark 'ChristyWho?' Marissen

Former Campbell Government Ministers
Judith Reid
Gary 'HarmonyIs(nolonger)MyName' Collins

Railway Magnates
ClaudeMongeau (CN's current Big Boss not named David)
Rob Ritchie (CP's Former Big Boss who cried wolf)

Agents of OmniTrax who some consider to be 'Free Men From Scotland'
Brian 'EnamelMan' Keiran
Eric 'SpideySense' Bornman

So who cares about Pinky and The Brain and the Goalie that flogs German touring cars now anyway.....

Because the real game in town is scheduled to begin, for real, on May 17th.


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