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The Trial
Sat Jan 20, 2018 23:54

Thanks, Bob. The LKC trial was a travesty, and Edward Reilly's conduct reprehensible. It's appalling what's permitted sometimes in our criminal justice system, and while it appears to be improved somewhat compared to eighty years ago. Still, things seem better today the system still needs a lot of work, and most of the flaws are due to human error.


  • flawed justicebob mills for jdb and forum, Thu Jan 18 12:33
    You and I are on the same page here, John. I thought of the LKC while reading an article in today's New York Times that cited the state of Louisiana for the many times its state attorney refused to... more
    • Whited and HochmuthRichard E Sloan, Sun Jan 21 14:08
      The obviously perjured testimony of those two should have been enough to have Wilentz censured. But Lindy's own ID of Bruno's voice after so long a time swayed the jury right at the outset. They may... more
      • I Agreejdb, Tue Jan 23 03:12
        I agree with everything you wrote, Richard. Lindbergh in particular was handled poorly,--scarcely handled at all, really--during the Hauptmann trial. The truth of everything he stated was taken for... more
        • the last real hero?bob mills for jdb and forum, Wed Jan 24 05:00
          Insightful comments, John. Lindy might have been the last American hero to transcend iconoclasm. And even he lost his lustre as a suspected anti-Semite and America First leader. He flew the Atlantic... more
        • challenging LindyRichard E Sloan, Tue Jan 23 11:16
          I dont think Reilly's mental health was a factor in not challenging CAL's testimony. I think that to have done so would have incensed the jury, rather than place any doubt in their minds. Dont... more
          • Reilly In Courtjdb, Tue Jan 23 13:16
            My word usage wasn't quite right, Richard. As to my take on Reilly's conduct in court he likely correctly assessed the situation re any questioning of the truth or integrity of Lindbergh and chose... more
    • The Trial — jdb, Sat Jan 20 23:54
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