[REVIEW] End of Month Reviews #45 - September 2007 [spoilers]

Martin Phipps martinphipps2 at yahoo.com
Fri Dec 7 13:48:30 PST 2007

On Dec 7, 10:38 am, Tom Russell <milos_par... at yahoo.com> wrote:
> On Dec 6, 12:53 pm, Martin Phipps <martinphip... at yahoo.com> wrote:
> > On Dec 6, 1:25 pm, Tom Russell <milos_par... at yahoo.com> wrote:
> > > On Dec 5, 9:01 pm, Martin Phipps <martinphip... at yahoo.com> wrote:
> > > > He should have told the judge about the ADA working for
> > > > Snapp and avoided going to jail.
> > > And the judge would have believed him why?
> > It creates reasonable doubt.  It establishes that other people may
> > have had a motive to kill Fay and Pam.
> Which is relevant at a bail hearing in what way?
> Again, this was _not_ a trial.  The case never got to trial-- he was
> just being remanded, and _not_ for murder, but for the SV charge tied
> to the possession of the jacket.  All this that you mention would be a
> matter of fact for a jury and a trial, not a point of law for a judge
> and a bail hearing.
> The confusion could arise from different legal systems; I'm not sure
> how things are done in Canada, or the Phillipines, or other parts of
> the world, for that matter.

There's no confusion on my part.  The fact is that Martin was sent to
jail on a misdemeaner possession charge and he wasn't even guilty.

I'm just telling you the way it is, Tom.  Didn't you say just a couple
of days ago that you could take it if somebody told you the truth?

> > > I'm sure that Martin and his defense team would have brought that up
> > > had the case gone to trial.
> > I'm surprised Snapp didn't have Martin killed in prison.
> Why would Snapp kill him if Martin didn't have anything that tied to
> Snapp?

The Assistant DA knew that Martin knew that he was working for Snapp.
That made Martin dangerous.  Putting him in jail isn't enough,
especially if he was scheduled to go to trial and tell everybody about
the ADA's links to Snapp.  Martin deserved to go into protective
custody, not prison.  They didn't have to know that he was the Green
Knight.  That is the part that, quite frankly, did not make one bit of
sense no matter how you try to spin it.

> Also, another reason why Martin wouldn't reveal the undercover plan is
> that he would have to prove it.

Nonsense.  Martin was the one being charged with a crime.  The onus
was on the ADA to prove that he was guilty.  Again, a misdemeaner
possession charge should not have been cause to put Martin away into

> The only proof he has is the chip in
> his neck-- and the chip is the only thing that would keep him alive
> should Snapp send someone to kill him.

Again, nonsense.  There are thousands of ways to kill people, none of
which involve vibra jackets and all of them would be less likely to be
traced back to Snapp.

> And since Martin had no
> evidence on the ADA even if he did prove the undercover assignment--
> not a single scrap against Fisk, even afterwards-- risking his life
> to, in the end, accomplish nothing seems highly illogical. :-)

Indeed.  He risked his life by going to prison.  That didn't make one
bit of sense.  You could say that people don't always behave logically
but here we have a case where Martin's survival instincts should have
been screaming at him to tell the judge something, anything that would
keep him from going to prison, especially when the ADA and who knows
who else is working for Snapp and can have him killed at any time and
make it look like an accident.  Say nothing and they get away with it
and there's no suspicion on anybody in theystem.  Speak out and
there's less chance of the ADA arranging to have him killed for fear
of he himself being considered a suspect.  "The truth shall set you


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