The LuLac Edition #1445, Jan. 22nd, 2011
PHOTO INDEX: OUR "INTERVIEW" LOGO.
This week’s interview subject is someone who hopefully will be a new reader. I chatted with him at the Conspiracy Trial of the former police officers of Shenandoah at the Federal Courthouse in Wilkes Barre. I was subbing for a member of the WYLN TV staff.
Q: You act as if you’re here every day. What media outlet are you from?
A: Oh I’m not from the media. I’m just following this trial. Been here for the whole thing.
Q: Where are you from?
Q: Easton, you mean you drove up here in this crappy cold weather to see this?
A: Wouldn’t miss it. There’s a lot of stuff going on here. The feds have charged three people in the case and I’m interested to see how the defense plays this out.
Q: What do you do?
A: I had a small toy company, sold that but now I have a little construction business.
Q: Good for you. You seem like an informed citizen. I see you have the Times.
A: Heck of an article in there today about Israel and Lebanon. Editor’s Note: We then get into a discussion on the Mideast and the power of Hezbollah.
Q:You come up to view these trials, I see you have a notepad, what do you do with your files?
A: Oh I make notations and letters to my grandchildren so that they can get an appreciation for how justice operates in this country.
Q: Well this concerns Schuylkill County but in Luzerne and Lackawanna Counties we’re going to have a few banner trials.
A: Oh yeah, Ciavarella, that case was something else.
Q: You mean you’re going to drive up from Easton every day to see that thing?
A: Wouldn’t you? That trial is going to be something to see.
Q: You can’t make any of this stuff up, right?
A: You are correct.
Q: Are there any interesting trials down your way?
A: Not as good as these!