REVIEW: Russell's Reviews Volume One # 1

Martin Phipps martinphipps2 at
Sun Jan 6 15:54:05 PST 2008

On Jan 7, 2:35 am, Tom Russell <milos_par... at> wrote:
> On Jan 5, 8:41 pm, Martin Phipps <martinphip... at> wrote:
> > He had to be released.  They couldn't prove anything.  Professor
> > Stomper's opinion would not have been enough for them to be able to
> > legally hold him let alone bring him to trial.  As Saxon pointed out
> > in the case of an earlier story, Professor Stomper's opinions
> > regarding magic should be considered with extreme apprehension: at
> > least in that case they had plenty of physical evidence to support
> > their claim; here all they had was his coincidental appearance in two
> > audiences.
> I think I would have liked a little scene that hammers home that point
> more, even if it's just two lines between an ADA and a cop: "You're
> letting him go?"/ "We can't use Stomper and we don't have any more
> real evidence.  If something more substantial could turn up later, you
> could always try to get him on manslaughter."  That would give it a
> better feeling of closure,

Except it's more likely to be the other way around with ADA
complaining that there wouldn't be enough evidence to bring him to
trial.  In this case, they knew it.  And it was mentioned.


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