Well, here we go again! Back on the JEFFREY Laude calvacade of bullshit. This time, it reaches a whole new level of arrogance and stupidity, and once again, my mind is blown as to how this country even considers itself a Democracy.
Not that I have to recap, I’m sure, but just a quick refresher:
- A MAN named JEFFREY was a transgender halfway to touchdown.
- JEFFREY was engaged to a German dweeb.
- JEFFREY was working as a prostitute.
- JEFFREY picked up a sailor named Pemberton.
- JEFFREY was found dead with his head stuck in a toilet at a nearby hotel, with Pemberton seen leaving shortly after.
- A used condom was found that DID NOT contain Pemberton’s or JEFFREY’S DNA.
Ok, we got all that? Good. I told you it’d be quick. Now for the good stuff.
Recently, Pemberton’s lawyer submitted a request that the charges of murder be dropped, as there was no direct evidence linking Pemberton to the murder, and that the only evidence was circumstantial at best. Now, given that, most courts in a normal country would at least take that into heavy consideration, as would the prosecution. Charges such as murder must contain evidence beyond reasonable doubt. That’s the gold standard.
But not here in the Failippines! The motion was DENIED. Why? They actually said that circumstantial evidence was sufficient to proceed with the trial!
SAY WHAT??? So evidence such as hearsay and speculation actually apply???
I worked in the legal system for some years. I wasn’t a lawyer, but I certainly wrote my fair share of court motions and did quite a bit of research. I can tell you with absolute certainty that circumstantial evidence is one of the easiest objections to get sustained and off the record. It’s practically a gimme, and no lawyer in their right mind even attempts it, and certainly no judge accepts it.
But this is the country that PRETENDS to be first world, remember? Meanwhile, this only reveals the Pemberton case to be what it really is. A witch hunt. There is absolutely no way this guy is going to get a fair trial in this country, as even the judiciary will allow anything the nutcases want to ensure Pemberton gets hanged.
Remember this as you’re “enjoying” the Failippines, spending your money and considering business opportunities. This is not a nice place, they do not actually like you, and all they understand is that their rules apply to you and not to them. They WILL get away with murder (I wrote about that poor retired Marine not too long ago), but a cheating transexual prostitute getting axed is just something they won’t tolerate.
They are children who know what the right thing to do is, but they just can’t do it because they want something different so badly. So they break their own rules, and the common rules known throughout all of civilized society, to get what they want. They don’t care how it makes them look, unless there’s money involved.
Really…the US should just say “fuck this place. We’ve got other places to put our military. No more funding, no more donations, until you grow up and fix your damn country.”
*sigh* One can wish and hope.Published in