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Sheila (wife) & Gerard Dugué

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[Note: As of Monday, January 23, 2012, the trial of retired Sgt. Gerard Dugué of the New Orleans Police Department (NOPD) began. As spokesman for the Dugué family, Dr. Firpo Carr continues to expose the truth regarding the innocence of Sgt. Dugué in the post Katrina Danziger Bridge incidents. Now, follow the blow-by-blow action as Dr. Carr supplies an article summarizing the courtroom proceeding at the end of each day. Read what cannot be said in a court of law, but can be espoused in the court of public opinion.] 

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The Trial of Gerard Dugué (Day 5)

Mistrial! Kelly KO's Bernstein

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an editorial by Firpo Carr

Online Sentinel International

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January 27, 2012, Los Angeles, California--"Clobbering" Claude Kelly, defense attorney for retired New Orleans Police Department (NOPD) Sgt. Gerard Dugué, convinced U.S. District Judge Kurt Engelhardt (one of the most outstanding jurists to ever grace the bench) to declare a mistrial in the government's counterfeit case against Gerard the Good! Of course, this was all to the chagrin of the utterly embarrassed "Embattled" Barbara "Bobbi" Bernstein.

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As a last-ditched effort to score at least one victory on the judicial scorecard Bernstein for a brief moment let her guard down, and an alert, aggressive "Clobbering" Claude Kelly delivered the final knockout punch, sending Bernstein flailing to the canvass. (Not a pretty sight.)

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Dugué took the stand in his own defense. Naturally, he trumpeted that he did not participate in any cover-up; was not present at any "secret meeting"; and did not know any of the cops he was supposedly covering for. This is not surprising in that it is standard operating procedure to have as in-house investigators persons unknown to the targets of the investigation. Without a doubt, what Dugué says has a resounding ring of truth. 

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And on a similar note, our hearts go out to justice-loving Judge Kurt Engelhardt as he has had to endure listening to a parade of lying ex-officers as they disgraced the witness stand, as well as all that his hallowed courtroom stands for. God bless you, Your Honor, Judge Engelhardt, sir. Lovers of truth and fairness everywhere very much appreciate how you've handled yourself in such a judicious and professional manner. You have most assuredly dispensed justice. Kudos to you, sir. Bravo!

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Now back to Bad News Bobbi Bernstein.

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This woman singlehandedly botched the U.S. Justice Department's fake case against Gerard the Good, and in the process wasted tons of tax-payer money. (Not a good thing for democratic President Barack Obama in an election year!)

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Bernstein Blows It: In his brilliance, Judge Engelhardt apparently made it very clear that certain cases Dugué worked on were off limits. The prosecution couldn't wait to get their grubby little hands on these cases so they could misconstrue as many facts as they possibly could, and confuse the jury in the process. Just as Dugué's computer was completely clean and clear of any incriminating evidence when the FBI made a surprise attack and ceased it, Dugué's record in all of his past cases is undeniably impeccable. 

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Still, in a particularly sinister move, Bad News Bobbi tried to slip the case of Raymond Robair past eagled-eyed Judge Engelhardt, and introduce it into the mix.

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"In a voice audible to the jury," writes the Picayune, "Bernstein said: ‘Get me Robair'--a reference to the case file of Raymond Robair, who was beaten to death by police in July 2005. Dugué was the lead investigator on Robair's death and deemed that the killing was justified. Years later, Dugué later came under scrutiny in the Danziger case and federal investigators opened a probe into Robair's death....Two officers were convicted last year in federal court of beating Robair to death and covering it up."

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Seemingly working in tandem with The Times-Picayune, the prosecution got this case out into the court of public opinion, consequently we all now know about the Robair case. But, as is the case with the Danziger Bridge incident, Dugué was not a party to the Robair cover-up. He had nothing to do with it, hence, the reluctant Picayune confession: "Dugué was not charged in the case." But that sneaky Bobbi Bernstein wanted to download a mind virus into the collective thought of the jury.

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She even turned her back to the defense table when she uttered those fateful words, "Get me Robair." But "Clobbering" Claude Kelly wasn't about to let take the blow beneath the belt without counterpunching. "As soon as Bernstein mentioned Robair," reports Picayune, "Kelly objected." What happened next? "Engelhardt excused the jury, and Kelly argued that the very mention of the name Robair was prejudicial. Engelhardt agreed." Lights out.

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The Louisiana "Weakly"?: Throughout the entire sham trial of retired Sgt. Gerard Dugué New Orleans' own Black newspaper--the Louisiana Weekly--has been strangely silent. This eerie silence has prompted a growing number of people to think that the name should be changed to the Louisiana Weakly as the weekly rag has no backbone. Instead of getting important Black news out to the local African American community, they spinelessly act as if they've blacked out!  

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The clouds are gathering for the ever-elusive Tenth Plague that'll appear on this Web site.

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Please stay tuned!

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ROUND 5:

"Clobbering" Claude Kelly:5

Embattled "Bobbi" Bernstein: 0

Click here for Sgt. Gerard Dugué's background