Thursday, April 16, 2009

I've seen this movie before.

Dr. Dawg brings us the hilarity:

Meanwhile, today we heard from RCMP Cpl. Nycki Basra, who, as a volunteer for the Employee Assistance Program, organized the debriefing session for the Four Horsemen that took place shortly after Dziekanski's death. Previously Constable William Bentley testified that the four of them talked about the killing at that meeting, although Constable Kwesi Millington couldn't remember the subject coming up at the meeting or, for that matter, at any other time, although the four of them worked together for several weeks afterwards.

Trained to listen, Cpl. Basra told the Inquiry that she couldn't remember a thing. "My focus is really on their emotions, their speed of speech and physiological symptoms. Having said that, I don't recall the exact specifics of what was said," she claimed.

Her job, she said, was "to monitor the officers' emotions, provide tissues, water and moral support."

Under cross-examination, I imagine it went something like this:


Dr.Dawg said...

Beautiful catch, CC. "Hortatory subjunctive," forsooth. Made my day--don't know how I missed it the first time.

CC said...

What's just as funny is that, at one point, Doan implores her questioner to look at the precise words and be exact with her quotations. And when they do, she dismisses the words as being unimportant.

Truly, a congressional hearing for the ages.