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Feb 3 34 tweets 19 min read
As I warned last night I'm in & out until 11:30, but after I quit tweeting the story of poor Chris Wilson I looked back at one of the clips & the difference in #AlexMurdaugh's demeanor almost slapped me across the face. Threw this together real quick just to see.
1/ I still have to do other things before 11:30, but Michael Satterfied, Gloria Satterfield's son, just took the stand so I am a little more here than away now.
Feb 2 48 tweets 27 min read
Welcome to the #AlexMurdaugh which is like a locked room mystery, except that the room isn't locked, isn't a room, and there is no mystery. Alex was there. No one else could have been there. Right?
Ooh, Judge Newman starting w those last q's & obj that bothered me.
He doubled down & chastised D for a speaking obj. But it patches his record.
On the 404/prior bad acts or character (motive) evidence, he's on firmer ground. Says D made #AlexMurdaugh's character a central issue. Really the q is how far he lets the state go. No surprises here.
Feb 2 6 tweets 2 min read
Some day I'm going to see Carol Burnett trending for the wrong reason and I will regret not doing this while I can find out if she remembers it.
I sure as hell don't. But I was 2.
It's a simple story with a brilliant Burnett punch line... that I was too young to hear for years. I've heard the anecdote my whole life. Sort of. In my littleness it was a Wink Wink Nod Nod Big People Joke I Don't Get. Especially at Chasen's.
I heard it in 3 iterations.
Carol Burnett was carrying you around to people's tables and you snuck sips of their wine and got drunk.
Feb 1 30 tweets 17 min read
It hasn't rejected it yet, but doesn't look promising so time to start a new thread.
18/ It did let it send. Whew.
Steps btw 6:54 & 8:42:11PM
105- 6:54-
It's all here. Unable to type these & catch the next here. But they're in the clip. And I'm going to stop predicting snapchat.
Feb 1 10 tweets 5 min read
#AlexMurdaugh trial testimony.
Brett Dove right back on the stand. First q is about Find My iPhone being triggered. It could be triggered by many different things. (I think that was in anticipation of cross.)
He didn't find any location data from that night.
Onto Alex! There was a privilege review for #AlexMurdaugh's phone, and "several things" were removed. Because he was a lawyer and had so many deep and complex relationships that could certainly be legally thorny, I can see a lot being off-limits. However, we still have the call/text logs.
Jan 31 22 tweets 12 min read
Is an iphone fungible or non-fungible? I have no idea on the case law, but Harpootlian is saying you can't discern one from the other... okay, Waters is listing serial number, etc. Bc Harp wants to make the state call every single chain of custody evidence.
/25 ImageImage Newman had the case law. 💥
State v. Pulley - 423 S.C. 371, 815 S.E.2d 461 (2018)

Non-fungible. We don't need a train of witnesses. Let's go. Harpootlian can't put this off anymore.
Jan 31 24 tweets 13 min read
#AlexMurdaugh trial testimony 🧵

It doesn't matter if he said "They did him so bad" or "I did it so bad" or "everyone is bad but me." The only words that matter are, "Yes, sir," I was asleep in the house.
Because of his son's video.

That's why Alex wanted the phone. And this is about to be #AlexMurdaugh's next problem. The gun and the bullets.
I love where he realizes, "They're be a record of [whether we replaced it]" then he's like, "Yeah, I think we did." Maybe it was stolen. No, we never reported it.

Harpootlian up for cross of Croft.
Jun 22, 2022 8 tweets 3 min read
Uvalde City Council: Extremely inspired by the lady who lives 2 doors down from the school coming up w the plan to sack Arredondo. No leave of abs. If he misses 1 more mtg he's out. If he wants to keep his job he has to show. She studied & found a technicality no one else had. I know this won't get eyeballs, but I cannot tell you what a pure feeling of— if not empowerment, at least not helplessness she was. Listening to McCraw's testimony followed by TX tossing more 💰 at LE, then the J6C: lots of guilty ppl, no relief.

But this woman disrupted fate.
Jun 21, 2022 12 tweets 7 min read
I will be watching this hearing, so that likely means some tweets. I can already tell that a lot of these politicians are going to piss me off. We've already got a, “Laws don't work, what about Chicago?”
Steve McCraw is up now.
McCraw says that 18 months before the shooting Ramos started buying supplies. He had asked a relative to buy him a gun and they refused, but he bought magazines, a scope, other accessories. "And he had money." #uvalde
Nov 22, 2021 73 tweets 42 min read
It's hard to know exactly where the citizen's arrest charge ended, exactly. Didn't think to check the docs this morning.

And Gough just asked for the severance for real. #AhmaudArbery
Gough should have severed ages ago and I believe his reasons for not doing so had nothing to do with his client's best interests and everything to do with his personal interests.
Says the vigilante evidence against Travis on the stand was what made the difference.
Nov 20, 2021 4 tweets 3 min read
This is the testimony ADA Dunikoski is going to read and show to the jury, alongside a copy of this jury instruction.

"He said it himself. He said it himself. There is no citizen's arrest here, and you know that from the defendant's own words there on the stand."
#AhmaudArbery DUNIKOSKI: It's it true from your training that you need two parts of probable cause? You need probable cause that a crime has actually been committed, and that the person you're arresting is the one who committed the crime?

There are several levels of bad answers. #AhmaudArbery
Nov 12, 2021 78 tweets 41 min read
This is the clip of Greg McMichael getting his bloody hands photographed, but the words are important, too.
The judge is on time today, but "one of the state's witnesses is running late because they can't LOCATE HIM." It's not Rash. I have no clue.
#AhmaudArbery We didn't get to *see* him, but we heard Gough sound chastened. He apologized a little. #AhmaudArbery
Jan 10, 2021 4 tweets 2 min read
Two FLEX CUFF guys have been charged “in connection with events at the US Capitol”
Larry Rendell Brock of TX
Eric Gavelek Munchel of TN
At this point the charges are minor, but there’s more than a decent chance that will change.

Full press release:
justice.gov/usao-dc/pr/two… One of them ⇩︎
Feb 13, 2020 12 tweets 4 min read
I would have promised her anything, then. I tried. I was, for the only time in our relationship, her sword and shield. Her knight. The moment I knew she would die I became her hero. But she gave me no one to battle. She just starved. It was quick. Too quick & not quick enough. We found out the last week of September and she spent the last full month of her life watching the Food Channel & crying because she wanted to taste food again. Then, at the very end, when was a baby bird I could hold on my lap, she whispered for me to read Alice & Huck.
Aug 14, 2019 19 tweets 8 min read
It’s pandemonium:

They’re trying to get SWAT in but it’s a mess (Broadcastify link on @alertpage tweet) #PhillyClusterfuck Another officer shot. (In the arm)

“Ok, the guy’s still firing out the bedroom window”

It sounds like cops are getting in cops way. There’s a lot of them & a guy shooting. Having trouble getting shot cops to medics because... you know, SHOOTING. #PhillyFUBAR