Month: September 2009

Game Changer?

Underweird Last Friday’s hour-long status hearing focused on pieces of evidence that still need to be tested or retested. Twenty six of the original 270 items are all that remain in play; the government and defense appear close to settling…

Keeping Quiet

Speak No Evil — Updated x 2: WaPo & New Video, Bernie Grimm Misspoke? The most telling moment in Friday’s status hearing may have well happened before the judge even entered the chamber. Defendants Zaborsky, Price and Ward seemed in…

Kicking The Can Down The Road

Another Status Hearing, And Very Little Resolved We will be posting an in-depth summation of today’s status hearing in front of Judge Weisberg shortly. The long and short of the hour-plus hearing is the number of contested items between the…

Slow Motion

Criminal Defense by the Hour Pound Today’s 2:00 status hearing could be a deep dive into minutia.  Thought the discovery issues were settled at the May 22 hearing?  Hardly.  Motion commotion all summer long.  The meters keep running. For months the…

Seismic

Did Joe Price Change His Story Within Minutes? With all eyes focused on this Friday’s status hearing, it seems something else buried in this summer’s motions has gone overlooked. As the AUSA, FBI and defense teams wrestle it out over…

Motion Sickness

Getting Ready for Friday’s Status Hearing Nearly four months have passed since last we saw the Swann Street defendants in court.  The summer has fled, and this Friday’s forecast calls for gray skies, suits and expressions. The headline from the last…

Trick or Treat

Finding Meaning In The House of the Tiger Aunt Eds Note: This post comes to us from longtime WMRW.com observer and commentor “Clio.”  We hope in the coming months to offer others the chance to share their thoughts and expertise…

Ask The Chief…And She Shall Answer

What “Active Investigation” Means…And May Suggest. As promised, MPD Chief Cathy Lanier was the guest on WTOP’s “Ask The Chief” morning program.  You can catch the whole thing here. About eight minutes in, “Craig” phoned with this question: Craig: A…

Lanier On Line One

Go Ahead Caller, You’re Next… We’ve confirmed that Chief Cathy Lanier of the DC MPD will be on WTOP Radio’s “Ask The Chief” program this Thursday at 10am.   Here is where you can go to submit questions in advance by…