Dr. White took the stand again for the defense, and finished his direct examination today. Cross examination will begin on Monday, as the prosecution reviews Dr. Whites studies and demonstrative evidence. Click on the link and the video titled:”Defense Expert: MJ Gave Self Propofol” to hear the full description and how his passion bucket was full.
NEW YORK (CNN) — Five active and three retired officers of the New York Police Department are among 12 people charged Tuesday with conspiring to transport and distribute firearms and stolen goods, according to federal authorities.
"A group of crime fighters took to moonlighting as criminals," Preet Bharara, U.S. attorney for the Southern District of New York, said at a press conference.
The defendants are charged in an alleged conspiracy to transport and distribute untraceable firearms across state lines. and conspiracy to transport supposedly stolen and counterfeit goods including cigarettes from Virginia and slot machines from Atlantic City, New Jersey.
The criminal complaint accuses the defendants of participating in the illegal transportation of goods with a street value estimated at more than $1 million.
The charges stem from an extensive undercover investigation that began in 2009, conducted by FBI and investigators from the NYPD’s internal affairs bureau, Bharara said Tuesday. The investigation included a confidential informant, undercover law enforcement officers, surveillance, and telephone taps, according to court documents.
The prosecution wrapped up their questioning of Dr. Schaeffer, and the defense is beginning their cross. Dr. Schaeffer is losing his confidence, and the defense is scoring points. Click the link and watch my video commentary from the courthouse, Oct. 21, 2011.
Conrad Murray Trial Propofol Expert Making Case for Gross Negligence
Dr. Schaeffer is blasting away at Conrad Murray for his failure to have records, for his improper administration of propofol, and his complete failure to have life saving devices and equipment on hand. His most compelling statement: “Dr. Murray’s failure to keep records is unconscionable. The patient has the right to know, if he wakes up in the morning not feeling well, what happened the night before. “What was I given?” And if they don’t make it, the family has the right to know what killed their family member.”
Dr. Conrad Murray’s involuntary manslaughter trial was clearly laid out yesterday by the prosecution’s expert witnesses, citing six extreme deviations from the proper standard of care, which equates to “gross negligence”. The defense could do nothing to discredit them, and the defense will have to present very strong experts to shore up “reasonable doubt”.
A recent felony elder abuse arrest was rejected by prosecutors after extensive investigation and work by Attorney Paul S. Geller proved the accusation false. The accused, a highly respected nurse, has maintained her employment throughout the process, and will continue with her professional career without repercussions.
Dr. Murray voluntarily recorded the following conversation with a heavily sedated Michael Jackson. Compare this with the voicemail from manager Frank Dileo just days earlier, indicating that there was extreme concern for Michael’s health, and the defense has a very big uphill battle, even for involuntary manslaughter.