Blogger Comments: Sheriff Ana Franklin: I did nothing wrong. As one attorney mentioned yesterday, "ignorance is no excuse". Barney Lovelace did not help Franklin's case. He was a spring butt. He talked, and talked, and talked during his opening. Barney did most of the talking. When Class Council spoke, it didn't take them more than twenty minutes to brief their case law. And still, Barney continued to spring butt up with an additional comment. The only thing Barney didn't do yesterday that he usually does is to start telling the court that ‘my sister is a federal judge, did you know my sister is a federal judge, hey! did I tell you my sister is a federal judge?’
It appeared that Barney wanted Federal Judge Kallon to know how knowledgeable he is in taking inmate food funds by arguing that Franklin did nothing wrong and the Feds were wrong in their decrees. Bad form, Barney. Don’t imply that you’re smarter than the judge.