Mistrial in Roger Clemens Perjury Trial

Posted: July 14, 2011 in Baseball, Uncategorized

Here it is … By popular demand … The Concession Stand Brings you Federal Bungling 101

The Rocket Man has gone to Washington, and at least this time has escaped would be catastrophe … Roger Clemens has K’d the side with the Bases Loaded, Nobody Out, and The United States Justice Department at the Plate.

The Instructions were simple “Do not mention the hearsay testimony of Laura Pettitte”, yet the Prosecution  did that today on Day 2 of the Clemens perjury trial … not once but twice, and apparently in this courtroom they play 3-2 Catholic League Rules. Two strikes against his pitches were all U.S. District Judge Reggie Walton needed to grant a Defense motion to declare a Mistrial. This award of mistrial was granted on the belief of the Court that given the presence of this inadmissible evidence, that it would be nearly impossible for Roger “Rocket Man” Clemens to get a fair and just trial.

Regardless of how you feel about Roger Clemens, Steroids, Congress, MLB, and The Mitchell Report, this country is built on a belief system of laws which provide the accused the right to a fair and speedy trial by a jury of their peers. That unalienable right has been stripped from Clemens, the stripping of that right, not guilt or innocence, is why Roger Clemens will NEVER see the inside of a Prison Cell.

A hearing will be held in September to determine whether or not to grant a new trial, or to simply dismiss the case; either way, today was a Victory in Game 3 of the World Series with Team Clemens now up 3-0 in the Series with their Ace ready to come back for Game 4.

ESPN: http://espn.go.com/mlb/story/_/id/6768625/roger-clemens-trial-judge-declares-mistrial

NYPOST: http://www.nypost.com/p/news/national/judge_declares_recess_case_consider_39laru168VaNuSTiV3ayqM

YAHOO: http://sports.yahoo.com/mlb/news;_ylt=AvEVMKs0UKQD9RSmBySLOeI5nYcB?slug=lc-carpenter_clemens_mistrial_071411

YAHOO: http://sports.yahoo.com/mlb/news;_ylt=Ai6.gMzmyjmBLA6K96NDAsw5nYcB?slug=ap-clemens-steroids-optional

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