Mock Court - Student Council, Faculty and His Honour - Judge Merv Mercer
On Wednesday, April 1st, 2009, Wycliffe College students, faculty and staff resurrected the tradition of holding Mock Court on the "Feast of Fool's Day" below is an account of the event.
In the aftermath of what can only be described as “mind blowing,” “unprecedented”-- or in the case of the trial of Dr. Marion Taylor, “Cataclysmic” -- I find for the first time in all my years as a court reporter unable to put voice to what I was subjected to in court, this first day in April, in the year of 2009.
It was a day unlike any other – a glut of emotions ran rampant among the assembled host, as each one of the accused was brought forward, tried, and found guilty of their heinous crimes.
“I laughed; I cried; I was inwardly conflicted, and I remember shaking my fist a lot” said one woman, who would only be identified as ‘Dr. Kessler’, if indeed that is her real name. “There was a lot of shouting.”
Present among the accused were: Dr. Marion Taylor – on trial for her atrocities against cats; Dr. Glen Taylor – accused of the senseless slaughter of swaths of trees; Dr. Joe Mangina – charged both with impersonating an Italian, and for being criminally insane; Dr. George Sumner – probably guilty of many things, but charged with intentional misrepresentation of his identity in order to gain, and I quote: ‘monies for his peeps’…cunning street lingo crafted to confuse people into giving him quarters.
Absent, but nonetheless guilty, was Dr. Ephriam Radner – who will come to know the full weight of his guilt upon his return to Canada, for his injustices against the social lives of students of WycliffeCollege.
“I feel we accomplished a lot here” said a spokesperson for the prosecution. “That these scalawags have been served their just desserts makes me warm inside. Justice has been done.”
-- written by Marty R., on behalf of The Inquisitor Newspaper.