All day we dealt with the digging up of the bodies who are alleged to have been victims of Whitey. Dr. Mirer who also teaches is taking us through a step by step recovery of each body. I’m learning a lot about how to unearth a body and some new words like unarticulated which means with respect to a dead body that the bones are not lined up as you’d expect them to be in a person who was buried in a way we’ve become accustomed to doing.
Carney has been objecting every once and a while when Dr. Mirer indicated she relied on somone else’s opinion and her own incoming up with a conclusion. I don’t see the purpose. With respect to the bodies if Whitey had nothing to do with them what difference does it make if a little hearsay evidence comes in, or alternatively, if he did have an involvement in the murder there would also be little difference. The bodies will be identified and the cause of death will be determined. That’s the significance and essense of the testimony and it does not seem to be in dispute.
But away from the trial a bit, I saw this article in the Boston Globe. it says: “Representative Michael McCaul, a Republican from Texas, [chairman of the House Homeland Security Committee] criticized the FBI for not appearing before the committee.” Wikipedia says McCaul “was the Chief of Counterterrorism and National Security for Texas’s branch of the US Attorney‘s office also worked under the Department of Justice‘s Public Integrity Section. McCaul was appointed Deputy Attorney General in 1998 and served in this capacity until 2002.”
McCaul said: ““The FBI has refused to appear, and continues to refuse this committee’s appropriate requests for information and documents crucial to our investigation into what happened in Boston.”
The FBI blew him off saying, “It’s an ongoing investigation and a pending prosecution.”