Timing is everything
Brandon Vandenburg’s second trial is barely out of the gate and am already getting the feeling a lot of money is being wasted with a IT company called Logic Force Consulting, to refute what has to be via, pictures, video, texts, and telephone calls, the most well-documented rape and obstruction of justice charges in the country. Seriously.
Contrary to Stacey Barchenger’s hilarious tweet, I think this trial will fly.
I covered the first Brandon Vandenburg sports-bro, gang-rape trial, in which one Brandon Vandenburg, a wannabe football star, was accused of facilitating a 30 minute attack on an unconscious woman. A woman who remembers nothing. Brandon facilitated this attack barely three weeks after arriving with plans to be a big man on campus. Details here.
Timing is Everything
Timing for the trial is really bad for Brandon. . .who accepted two years Probation for the assault charge he managed to pick up in Palm Desert, CA, when he was out on bail for the #VandyTrial. How dull was he for that?
Still, making things worse for Brandon, consider the recent college rape cases in the news.
Stanford’s Brock Turner – and a judicial recall.
- First we have the Judicial nullification in Santa Clara; with jurors refusing to sit in Judge Michael Aaron Persky’s court.
Baylor’s mishandled Rape cases and Ken Starr’s hilarious stumble.
2. Then we have the unintentionally hilarious Ken Starr interview in which he destroyed his own credibility in the wake of Baylor’s sex crime scandals.
3. Last, we have the sexual harassment claims against Holland and Knight, the law firm hired to defend the sex crimes at Phillips Exeter Academy. See here for other college rapes, and the reasons why. Psst. It’s not alcohol. It’s religion.
Speaking of religion – Bradon Vandenburg’s completely unaware, “I’m Second (first) and “God is First” (second) Twitter account.
I just screen shot this from the excellent Stacey Barchenger’s piece in the Tennessean regarding Vandenburg’s retrial.
There’s the usual mixture of personalities. But it’s still a straight-forward, with heaps of evidence and a strong victim, kind of case.
Defense strategy remains Logic Free
Or put another way —
From the Defense Playbook:
“Remember what didn’t work the first time? Let’s do it again!”
Only one new wrinkle. That would be Brandon’s three, prior concussions. Or,
“Football made me do it. It couldn’t have been the cocaine!”
Still, bad idea for defense to stick with Devil alcohol.
Good news. I saved the 2013 tweets from Brandon’s friends!
And to think Brandon’s Mom, Dad, and his twin brothers trekked in for this charade.
The victim was not in court today, and thus spared having to hear what five guys did to her one more time.
I do not know if the cowardly, but sober Mack Prioleau is back. Mack was literally at the scene of the crime, feet away. Mack took one look, feigned sleep, rolled over, and literally turned his back to the victim.
Gonna be a quick trial with a few fireworks. But I still want the Prosecutor to ask the same question not asked of any Defendants last time.
Do you still drink?