I was at the trial today and got to see all the video tape. The first couple were very interesting but after the third time showing the same thing, only from a different camera, I was over it. It did seem as Mr. Minton did hit the guy, but Howd WAS following him. (and what a wimp to lay on the ground as he did, as if he had fallen out of a window!) It seems as though Mr. Minton has a good defense in implying the OSA were stalking him since his arrival to Clearwater, and that the whole initial physical interaction between Bob and OSA was a set up. I think they may have missed a good point in the 2nd OSA tape, when the guy rounded the corner and told the other OSA agents not to get in the way of the camera. (READ: SETUP!) And I think another point that may have been missed, when Howd was being grilled by Denis deVlaming about the files on Minton (and company), howd said that they were his personal files, not belonging to the church. Later he said he got the info from the church's legal office. But what did he know... it's hard being coached from the gallery.
I will say that I was sitting behind what appeared to be top $ciento officials, and that I kept getting some VERY strange looks, as if everyone thought _I_ was in the cult.(sad to be me).
The defense is up tomorrow, I just wonder what I am going to tell my boss when I don't get to work until late afternoon....:)