Tuesday, October 10, 2006

Alexander Martin Remollino

"I consider her out of the panel," (Justice Secretary Raul) Gonzalez said of Prosecutor Hazel Valdez. "How can she still be in the panel if her position is incompatible with the majority?"

Valdez said Friday her fellow prosecution members concealed their last-minute decision to call off a scheduled hearing intended to recall to the witness stand agents Tony Ramos and Guy Papageorge of the US Naval Criminal Investigative Service (NCIS).

-- Tetch Torres, "State Lawyer in Subic Rape Now 'Out of the Panel' -- Gonzalez" (INQ7.net, Oct. 9, 2006)

Punishment was your reward for fulfilling your duty.
You were removed from the case for your damning disclosure
of their connivance, behind your back,
to tilt the blindfolded woman's scales
in injustice's favor.
You had to be pulled out of the panel, they say,
since you're now humming a tune different
from that being sung by the others.
And a different song indeed it is --
for unlike the rest of them,
you refused to give in to the temptations
of treasonous prostitution.
For that, punishment was your reward.

This is another piece of evidence
that this government is a government
of criminals, by criminals, and for criminals.
Your plight should prove that
beyond reasonable doubt.
This, beyond reasonable doubt, is a government
that should perish from the face of the earth.

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