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Notice: to permanently disbar Roman J Israel Esq from the California Bar and Human Race for being a hypocrite and turning his back on everything he ever claimed to actually stand for. Roman J Israel Esq 2017 starring Denzel Washington & Colin Farrell & Carmen Ejogo & Lynda Gravatt & Amanda Warren & Hugo Armstrong & Sam Gilroy & Tony Plana & DeRon Horton & Amari Cheatom et al, director Dan Gilroy, opening commentary
Excuse me, sister. Where’s the court for white folks? ibid.
Keep your head up. And do some push-ups. ibid. advice to charged dude
I have extended periods of real doubt. I’m just holding on by a thread. ibid. her to him
In 2014 there were over half a million criminal prosecutions in England and Wales. Each one was prosecuted not by the police but by the lawyers of the Crown Prosecution Service. In every serious criminal case the Crown Prosecution Service must decide who to charge and what to charge them with. The Prosecutors s1e1: The Charge, BBC 2016
The Charge: Cheshire September 2013: A mother taking her children to school is involved in a collision that leads to a road traffic fatality … He must review the evidence and decide whether Mr Maan should be prosecuted. ibid.
Death by Dangerous Driving [far below] cf. Death by Careless Driving [below]. ibid.
Some charging decisions take much longer. ibid.
The trial is unlikely to take place for another nine months. ibid.
The ATM burglaries generated thousands of pieces of evidence … ‘When the police arrive, they’ll make good their escape from the back’ … The case will go to trial. ibid.
‘More and more involved with the victims.’ ibid. CPS prosecutor
National Scrutiny Panel: Religiously Aggravated Crime: ‘The next case involved damage to a Mosque and a copy of the Koran had been thrown on to the floor and ripped, and there was also urine on the carpet … The jury came back with a not-guilty verdict.’ ibid. chair of panel
‘I saw a red car leave the line of traffic. Every bone in my body told me that car was overtaking. I thought, Oh shit. I prepared myself. ibid. witness
8th June 2014 Cheshire police receive a phone call. The emergency services find 42-year-old mother Rebecca Bamber in her back garden: she’s been stabbed 13 times and is pronounced dead at 8:07 a.m. After a police chase, the man seen leaving the scene, 39-year-old carpet fitter David Hoyle is arrested and charged with murder. The Prosecutors s1e2: The Proof
The Fox case: ‘He leaves a message saying, Warning, there are dead bodies inside’ … ‘This is a hammer [and knife] attack’ … ‘She’s 83’ … ibid.
Prosecuting violence against women and girls is now stated as a CPS priority. In 2014 police brought them over 100,000 cases to consider. The reviewing lawyer must decide whether there is sufficient evidence to prosecute and whether it isn’t in the public interest. ibid.
Paul Fox pleads guilty to the murder of his mother. The judge describes it as a sustained and vicious attack that deprived her of her last years in the world. ibid.
David Hoyle is going on trial for the murder of Rebecca Bamber … They find David Hoyle guilty of murder. ibid.
For over 21 years no-one has been brought to justice for one of Britain’s most notorious murders. Now the CPS is preparing for a trial. On the evening of Monday the 18th January 1993 in an alleyway just off the London Road, New Greenhithe, north Kent, Claire Tiltman, a 16-year-old schoolgirl, was killed in an apparently motiveless attack. The Prosecutors s1e3: The Trial
Colin Ash Smith was not charged. He did however plead guilty to the attack on Charlotte Barnard and to an earlier attack on another woman, and was sentenced to Life imprisonment with a minimum term of 15 years. Colin Ash Smith remained the prime suspect of Claire Tiltman. ibid.
The [Kevin] Cavendish-Coulson case: ‘A private school in Cheshire was a boarding school and some complainants came forward to say many years ago they had been indecently assaulted by him when they were boys at the school.’ ibid. CPS brief
[Claire] Tiltman: The police took over a thousand witness statements … Colin Ash Smith has now served nineteen years of his Life sentence and has applied for parole … They find Colin Ash Smith guilty for the murder of Claire Tiltman … Life imprisonment with a minimum term of twenty-one years. ibid.
Keith Cavendish-Coulson is facing 42 counts of indecent assault on boys he taught during the 1970s and 1980s. Today he is expected to appear at Chester Crown Court for a plea and case management hearing … ‘He is going to plead guilty’ … ‘6 years and 9 months.’ ibid.
October 2018 the Old Bailey: The prosecution opens the case in the so-called Babes in the Woods murders. Russell Bishop is accused of being responsible for one of Britain’s most notorious unsolved crimes. It’s a case that started over thirty years ago. The Babes in the Wood Murders: The Prosecutors, BBC 2018
1986: ‘Concern is now growing for 9-year-old Karen Hadaway and her friend Nicola Fellows who were last seen at six o’clock last night.’ ibid. BBC news
In 1987 unemployed labourer Russell Bishop was found not guilty of the murders of Brighton schoolgirls Karen Hadaway and Nicola Fellows. In 2016, nearly 30 years after their deaths, the police decide to question Russell Bishop again. ibid.
‘That’s Russell Bishop’s DNA present on that tape from Karen’s forearm.’ ibid. rozzer technician
‘A man in his 30s with a moustache grabbed her, threatened to kill her and bundled her into the back of his car.’ ibid. BBC news
‘We’ve had to fight and struggle for 32 years.’ ibid. mother of victim
Russell Bishop will face trial once again in October 2018. ibid.
When they start to whack the lawyers, that’s where I draw the line. Breaking Bad s5e9: Blood Money, Saul to Jesse, AMC 2012
Hi, I’m Saul Goodman and I will do the fighting for you. No charge is too big for me … Better call Saul. Better Call Saul s1e1: Uno, TV advert, AMC 2015
I’m going back to work and I’m picking up where I left off. ibid. Chuck
Wow. You’ve got a mouth on you. Better Call Saul s1e2: Mijo, Salamanca
You are the worst lawyer ever. ibid. kid with broken leg
It’s showtime, folks. ibid. Saul
I’m a lawyer, not a criminal. ibid.
I can’t do it. Your guy drove drunk into a shopping centre and killed three people. Better Call Saul s1e3: Nacho, lawyer to Saul in john
You’re the kind of lawyer who guilty people hire. Better Call Saul s1e4: Hero, Mrs Kettleman
Your honour, I am a humble solo practitioner merely trying to ply my trade in an aggressive and evolving marketplace. ibid. Saul
Only half of us [lawyers] are idiots. The other half are crooks. Better Call Saul s1e5: Alpine Shepherd Boy, Saul
I’m not like I was. I’m back. I’m solid. Better Call Saul s1e6: Five-O, Mike to daughter-in-law Stacey
Matt wasn’t dirty. I was. Everyone was in that precinct. That’s how it worked. ibid.
You know what happened. The question is – can you live with it? ibid.
It’s an experiment really. I’ve been attempting to build up a tolerance for electromagnetic fields. Better Call Saul s1e7: Bingo, Chuck
Let’s reassess in six months. Thanks for understanding, Jimmy. You want the door open or closed? Better Call Saul s1e8: RICO, Howard, re Jimmy becoming partner of HHM
It’ll be huge. Maybe a class action. ibid. Saul