After Gates’s testimony, this should be a home run. But the judge is acting like a 4chan edgelord...
“I understand how frustrated you are,” Ellis told Greg Andres, a member of the prosecutorial team. “In fact, there’s tears in your eyes right now,’’ Bloomberg reported, citing a trial transcript. Andres said he wasn’t crying, to which Ellis responded: “Well, they’re watery.”
Throughout the trial, Ellis has instructed the prosecution to hurry up, living up to his and his court’s reputation for speedy trials. This frustrated Andres, Bloomberg reported, who insisted his questions were relevant and should be allowed.
When Ellis scolded Andres for not looking at him during their exchange, Andres said, “I don’t want to get in trouble for some facial expression. I don’t want to get yelled at again by the court for having some facial expression when I’m not doing anything wrong, but trying my case.’’
Seems like he’s determined to undermine the prosecution. This is suspicious as fuck. Like seriously the “lol u crying?” seems tailor-made for the conservative propaganda machines.
Edit: Article here.
Edit 2: Thanks for the helpful comments, guys. I don’t wanna mass reply cause I’d just say the same in all of them. But I feel better now. I have no idea how stuff like this is supposed to go down. I very much appreciate the experienced points of view here.