For a week, incredible groundbreaking new evidence was somehow discovered and the discovery leaked and was now being talked about every minute on most news channels because of the leak of what the evidence entails.
The FBI was suffering PR disaster and being combed through by the Justice Defense each day. There was also a video of the defense attorney commenting as well that played all week as the prologue to the testimony.
The judge showed no signs of stress or lack of sleep. Given that the appeal for capital punishment is being held in New York, that naturally doesn't have the death penalty, and was filled, mostly, with democrats and liberals generally opposed to the death penalty. Alas, this was capital punishment in the murder of a couple of federal agents resulting in capital crimes. No one knew what to anticipate though, given the circumstances of this case. It really tested one's belief!
The line was blurred on who was the bad guy, in the short recess of this week. Because of the brilliant timing, and the disturbing incriminating evidence, the recent breaking news of the week about Mr. Ford, who is the star witness to give testimony that two weeks ago, would have been the difference in this case. Now, the defense attorney was watching his job being done daily online on social media and on tv, discrediting the witness.
Mr. Ford was in the United States of America's number one most wanted terrorist organization before coming back home and joining law enforcement. Then there was the fact that the Special Agent that was his superior at the FBI, his name is connected as well.
Everyone at first anticipated Fords testimony. It was the first time he was going on record and doing so because of the horrific acts the defendant did to the federal agent and his family.
But, because the crucial evidence was obtained linking twenty-three government officials to a terrorism organization led by Al-ZaHeer, America's number one most wanted terrorist for fifteen years, also linked Mr. Ford directly with Al-ZaHeer in his whole time in law enforcement.
Because of how popular and how divisive the case had become since it reached the verdict of the death penalty, the United States government promised the people of America that this appeal would be televised in the courtroom to display how fairly justice is executed in this system, having no idea at the time what it was in for.
Not only did the federal agent take a long time deciding whether or not to state his name for the public record way back in the first trials, but after deciding to testify in a public televised court case that made Mr. Ford's identity compromised for all the undercover work he's done his whole career and would prevent him from future work took great sacrifice now. He would no longer be able to work undercover or in the field again.
But now, that was the best case scenario for him. Worst case, the defense attorney who was one of tinseltowns best and most aggressive lawyers, Mark Shark Sax, was going to introduce the evidence they had on Mr. Ford to discredit his testimony for this part of the case. Which was the most important part because Ford is an eye witness and had the most damaging evidence against the defendant, but that's in the past now.
When the evidence came out it was incredible. It turned from a testimony and eyewitness account, to a defense for the eye witness himself, unofficially.
Subpoenas would be given to him to appear in front of Congress at best. What's worse, Mark Sax was called the Shark because he never stopped moving. He was always investigating to get to the facts and truth. He was a predator. Mark Sax announced to the media he had explored the evidence and Ford was the worst witness and embarrassment to the criminal justice system.
He stated on CNN, “Ford is a black eye on our judicial system. He's a thug involved in treason standing witness in my clients case of fate!” The news used it as a jet pack and took off!
The Attorney General appointed by the President of the United States, gathered with Sanderson Husk, a very prominent judge, and took control of this circus. Limited cameras and reporters were granted limited access, now. Ford was the talk of the news channels, and surrogates were accusing him of treason. It had been done! He was guilty in the opinion of the public's eye! No one questioned the defendant's guilt now, nevermind should he get capital punishment.
It is now America's most sensational topic. Ford's testimony. Perhaps because of the circumstances too, which have not been mentioned yet. Or why he was colluding with a terrorist.
But no one was asking what is wrong with anyone! Can't they see what was happening?
Now, he's one of the world's most infamous people in a course of six days of news cycles.
This case was now very unique because there was almost a miscarriage in an a attempt to send a presumed guilty man to his last injection.
The defendant did spend time in prison for a long time. But, his case of an appeal is in the bag pretty much unless Ford has any surprises. The other government officials are being charged now. The focus has shifted to them and off the defendant.
The first of the 23 names being charged is Ford's boss. His case was ongoing at the same time. Then there was John Armando, from the defendant's original case. Ford had to testify in that too, but that was all being silenced so it wouldn't affect this case.
The judge walked to the bench. He knew all eyes were on him now, and he walked like a Greek God with a black cloak bathed over his brood frame and calculated stride. Soon as he put on the cape or robe, he left all the pressure and stress of this case behind his chambers.
It was among popular opinion that he was the better man for this unusual widely, speculated case, or for the defendant, an appeal.
Now, it's time to tell you. Only three people know the entire truth, me the narrator, you the reader (and potential witness) and Ford! By the time you read this you will know the truth and become a witness and be able to prove it in this court. This was all prepared just in time, so you have enough time to make it here. Why can't I do this? Well, hopefully you won't find out. Matter of fact, the less you know who I am, the better the safety.
The courtroom resounded with the snaps of pictures taken as he sat in his infamous chair that was known to convicts as “million”, because as the saying goes, the judge once said, before he retires he's going to sentence criminals to a million years!
He had the same high quality seat and back foam density with leather, and a beautiful set of armrests for comfort and quality. I only add these details because he looks like a king in his chair. The chair sure looked like a million dollars, so he didn't mind the street name he was acclaimed through his gavel that he has been pounding since the very first echo heard in a courtroom, which also looked like the a crown belonging to a king.
He looked up at the packed audience in attendance, people were jammed in tight spaces, people were standing at any free space they had, and the TV cameras were positioned. The cameras loved him as he filled the powerful chair with a powerful rich dark skin tone that the lights shined off of perfectly. He held the gavel like Thor holding his hammer.
Everyone was told to sit, by an officer with a belly overlapping his belt like a big flabby excess of fat.
The gavel was struck and like a gunshot releasing the fastest runners to sprint and like the start of a round of boxing, DING the bell! The case was now starting.
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