Ms Anthony and the truth are strangers.
Mason wanted to see the illegal tape made by Joe Jordan but Strickland denied it along with another defense motion around that time. Cheney went up to the bench and spoke with Judge Strickland, he told the judge he wanted to file a recusal motion and wanted to meet privately with Judge Strickland to discuss it. This, IMO, was a form of blackmail on Mason’s part. Of course, the judge refused to have a private meeting. This was the beginning of the hate that Cheney Mason had for Judge Strickland.
I wont go in to all the details of Judge Strickland’s recusal. I think we have heard enough about that to last a lifetime. It was quite evident though that Mr Mason, Esquire, was looking to get a judge on the bench that he could manipulate. He got his feathers dampened a bit when Judge Perry stepped up to the bench when Strickland stepped down. Judge Strickland was not forced off the bench. He chose to step down on his own volition. Had the judge stayed on the case, you can rest assured that Mason would have made his life a living hell. Every future motion that Judge Strickland had to rule on would have been scrutinized to the hilt.
Cheney Mason is used to getting his own way. Having a big ego will make a person that way. He also has a hard time to control his temper. Yesterday, he gave the finger to the news media again. It happened when he was going to the court to file the emergency motion re the amended probation order.
Now we have an emergency hearing taking place on Friday morning at 9 am. I can almost predict the outcome of that hearing but it should be interesting to hear how Judge Perry arrives at his decision.
Now the rumors are spreading that Judge Strickland was way out of bounds by filing the amended order re the probation. He is being called a media whore and there is talk ( on tv this evening) that the judge’s ethics should be investigated. Hmmmm
Mr Cheney Mason nor José Baez won Casey an acquittal. Pinellas county’s worst did that!
What are your thoughts?