Discuss Fair and Equal Treatment Under The Law.. in The NAAFI Bar on The Army Rumour Service; OOH.. the big day has arrived.. Wacko Jacko is in court to' oversee' the jury selection process in his big case.. 750 prospective members of his ' peers ' are being whittled down by judge, ...
OOH.. the big day has arrived.. Wacko Jacko is in court to' oversee' the jury selection process in his big case.. 750 prospective members of his ' peers ' are being whittled down by judge, prosecutors and defending mouthpieces to 12 men, good and true, plus eight alternates..[ trial is planned to take 6 months!!]
Case is being heard in Santa Maria as the Hollywood/L.A. venue was deemed too volatile...[ gee ]..
Well, in the fair and democratic process of America where you're innocent until proven guilty, the media is already measuring Jacko's future accomodations for the drapes. Seems he'll be sent to Wasco State Prison [ population 6,100 guests of the state ].. where, prison officials say he'll spend 90 days to 6 months being ' assessed ' before moving to a stable prison environment.
A typical townsperson, in a man-on-the-street- interview, had a different view.
" ...He deserves to hang.."
another concerned citizen commented: " If you put him in a general prison population, holy mackeral, they'd wear him out in a night.... But, they'll probably put him in some sort of Martha Stewart summer camp surrounding and see he gets his makeup and clean shirts delivered. "
200 fans paraded outside the courthous offering encouragement to the Pop Star with such signs as " France Supports MJ!! " always comforting..
this is going to be bigger thatn O.J.'s go round but without Johnny Cochrane's jiving and skipping to enliven things up..
As an aside,..I hear that Robert Blake is thinking of hiring some publicists so that his murder trial gets its fair share of media coverage as he'd hate to lose ratings on US TV...
He'd hired the Guildhall in Londonfor a huuuge function along the lines of a St George's dinner. His record company (IIRC Columbia/CBS) organised everything, and their reps were swarming around.
Anyway, turned up and did the usual. As the platters with side of Roast Beef entered (to we whifflers & pigskin slashers playing Roast Beef of Old England), the assembled guests /hangers-on clapped along, gradually picking up the beat. They then laughed as they realised we were playing in some well-cooked offerings rather than MJ - who, of course, is vegetarian (perverse enough behaviour in itself).
After paying due respects to the RB (".... English Ale, and make haste to serve us all", followed by the 'Point of War') we marched out to the British Grenadiers. Downstairs for a pie & pint, then on with capes for a tab back through the City to Armoury House.
As we were leaving, we saw MJ in the main courtyard on a white horse, being entertained by RE band (sorry if it was REME). A CBS rep tried to stop us leaving, but I was awfully polite, stressing other commitments.
It was only later in the 'Hype' that someone regaled those present with my parting shot, which was actually along the lines of "The only Black body and white head I want to meet this evening is a pint of Guinness". The CBS nearly died of shock!.
RIP Roger, ex-IJLB, ex-CG, ex-HAC. Damned fine Drummer.
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