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Friday, September 14, 2007

McBride 'cover-up' blown open
Not too much time to post today, but couldn't resist directing to a great undercover piece by the Mail & Guardian. They have secured video evidence of the lawyer for the three 'witnesses' (about to testify against McBride in his drunk-driving cover-up) outlining their involvement in serious crimes, which their lawyer and police knew about, and how he managed to obtain indemnity from prosecution by brokering a deal for them to turn state witness in the drunk-driving case.

Essentially, this throws into significant doubt the credibility of these witnesses against McBride, and thus, the conviction that everyone assumed would largely be a foregone conclusion.