Thursday, September 26, 2013

Criminal Trial: The Testimony Concludes

My trial for Criminal Trespassing, which began on September 3rd, completed its second day of testimony yesterday after an adjournment of three weeks. All witnesses have now been heard from: the Crown's witnesses and my witnesses...all except one that is, which is me myself. And I will testify when we return on the 4th of December. Then we will have closing arguments from both sides.  Meanwhile, the action on the Civil front has been on a temporary hold while a Master was assigned to take charge of the growing volume of case files associated with the three actions which I am now working simultaneoulsy. We'll be going into the Master's chambers tomorrow to set down some timelines for filing of briefs and affidavits. But more on that later.

It was an exhausting day in court yesterday. We didn't get out til after six in the evening. I examined six witnesses, none of whom were friendly to me and a couple of whom were downright seething with hostility right from the get-go. How did it turn out? I believe it was disastrous for the University. I'll be filling in the details over the next few days, but for now all I'm going to say is this: the biggest mistake they made since kicking me out of school two years ago was when they thought they could throw me in jail for trespassing. They thought they could push me around and get away with it, but they forgot two things. First, they're so used to having their way in their own internal star chambers, where they set the rules and interpret them as they see fit, that they forgot what it's like in a real court when the other side gets to do things like cross-examine witnesses and subpoena documents. It was best expressed by Professor Bush towards the end of a round of questions in which I had been holding him accountable for his previous sworn testimony, when he sniffed indignantly: "what are you going to do now, try and catch me in a contradiction with all those documents you have at your fingerips?" To which the answer is: yes, Professor Bush, that's what I'm going to try and do. That's what happens when you go into a real court.

I said there were two things they forgot to take into account...that's one. It's the second one that's the real killer, and this is it: they forgot that the lies they needed to tell in order to beat me on the criminal case were different than the lies they needed to tell to beat me on the civil case.  They never took that into account when they went into this thing, and now it's coming back to bite them in the ass.


  1. Hey Marty,
    Isn't it slander to publicly claim people are lying. What if it is your perception that is wrong? Do you think they may rightfully sue you for slander and/or libel at some point?

  2. That's a good point. You might want to consider passing it on to Mr. Meronek of Darcy and Deacon, counsel for the University. You can include the link to this webpage.

  3. LOOOOOOOOLLLLLLLLL ur such n idot. i cnt blieve u even think u r doin nething. the MAN will always WIN!!!!!1!!!!! morn

  4. Marty, why have you not just dropped this? You should have realized that you had lost well before this game started.

    Why will you not simply move on with your life by dropping this matter? Get a real job and spend time with your family. Do you really think if you continue this they will want to be around you?

  5. I make no comment as to the content of your legal cases both criminal or civil, I am enjoying this blog from the point of view of learning about the legal system from a citizens point of view, especially as you are representing yourself. I've often wondered what would happen if I was criminally charged as I make to much to qualify for legal aid and don't make enough to retain counsel.

    Regardless of the outcomes I hope you'll continue posting about the processes and might consider writing a book about your access/experiences with the justice system in Manitoba.

    1. You know, I'm getting sick and tired of you ignorant yahoos posting anonymously and spewing, actually like reading this stuff? You must be as sick and twisted as me! Seriously, thanks for the positive feedback, and if you want to see how it all ends, come on down to Provincial Court at Kennedy and York on December 4th at 10:00 am in Rm 314 for the exciting conclusion of R v Green....