originally posted by: tweetie
a reply to: Boadicea
The only thing that makes sense to me is her lawyer doesn't want to be involved in such a complaint. I wouldn't.
I wouldn't either... but we are talking about a lawyer here. I've seen attorneys do some really sleazy stuff with virtual impunity. It's not a
coincidence that congress is filled with lawyers, and there's a good reason for all those lawyer jokes. Like what's the difference between a dead dog
in the road and a dead lawyer? There's skid marks in front of the dog. If her lawyer wants that "win" bad enough, who knows what she'd do?
Including advising her client to feign incompetence.
And we should remember that this is a court-appointed attorney. She works for the government. She knows which side her bread is buttered on.
I will say all sorts of efforts have begun to discredit her even more.
Those efforts began immediately. And that's why I wonder if Shawna Cox is the one who really filed that counter-complaint. She has access to legal
representation. There is no good reason for her to have done that. But for someone wanting to discredit her, this filing sure does the job.
I have no idea how court filings work, and if any identification is required for such filings. If not, then anyone could have filed this in Shawna
Cox's name. I find it interesting that the attorney has said she wasn't involved, but as far as I know, the attorney hasn't confirmed that Shawna Cox
actually filed it. I haven't seen confirmation from Shawna herself either. But it's only been a couple days, so maybe we'll get more information
from Shawna and her attorney soon.
My biggest fear is for Shawna herself. She is one ordinary woman going through extra-ordinary circumstances, some very traumatic circumstances (both
witnessing LaVoy's murder and then her son-in-law's horrific death), with the full weight and force of the world's superpower bearing down on her.
Knowing the fickleness of families, we can assume that at least some members of her family are very critical of her involvement. I am sure she's
quite worried about what (other) punitive measures her ruthless adversary may take -- not against her, but her family. That's a whole lot of pressure
for one person. She may be feeling quite overwhelmed, perhaps even desperate.
Now, add in any psychoactive drugs she may have been prescribed for this stress, and the possible adverse side effects, and anything is possible.
Especially because her faith precludes any mind-altering substances -- even caffeine! -- I doubt she has ever indulged in any kind of psychoactive
substances before, and might be very ill-prepared to handle the effects.
I suspect there will be more arrests. I don't think we've seen the last of the fall out.
I'm surprised there haven't been more arrests. I suspect the feds have a long list of folks they'd like to arrest -- and thow away the key! I also
suspect that they didn't expect this level of fallout, and are treading somewhat carefully now.