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James Ray Trial: Pre-Trial Hearings + Updates…

November 16, 2010

I will post further updates on the James Ray Trial (set to begin on 16 Feb 2011) here for now. (For more background see here.) Scroll down for the first post covering general information and links to witness statements and prosecution documents is under 16 November.

(Please note, I’m posting from Europe, so I only have access to internet resources. Feel free to add any links in the comments.)

James Ray Trial: Pre-Trial Hearings Updates

March 3 2011 Evidence regarding earlier sweat lodges will be allowed under certain conditions. Admissibility will be decided case by case, so to speak. That means that Ray’s serial recklessness during previous groups and sweat lodges will be included to a considerable degree, as evidence.

I’ll post more about the trial as it unfolds – bit hard to stay current from here in Germany. Excellent up to date blog coverage on Salty Droid’s James Ray Trial Updates page, with extensive background info.

Here’s my take on Ray’s overall defense strategy: James Ray’s Defense: Nothing But Objections.

See also the original witness statements from the prosecution’s investigation:

Witness statements: ONETWOTHREE

More transcripts here.

Legal documents partly outlining the case for the prosecution: ONETWO

See also the James Ray Trial – Background page on this site.

Reporter Elizabeth Erwin is covering the proceedings on twitter. Live coverage here.

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James Ray Confronts Those Rumors at Last! (Lawyer Spin)

January 22, 2010

The latest assault on the English language has been squeezed out by the team at James Ray International, kindly noted by Rick Ross Forum commenter, Stoic.

Presenting information in a misleading or confusing way, surreptitiously twisting the meaning of commonly used words, and using all kinds of other rhetorical manoeuvres are the tools of James’s trade. These are the kinds of linguistic tricks Ray uses to get people to sign their money and lives away, and some of the more obvious ones are on display here.

To be fair to his team, they don’t have it easy. You’re not supposed to notice they are doing it, but when you’re using them to struggle this hard against reality, it sticks out like dog’s balls.

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The Death Lodge – exactly as planned

January 20, 2010

Contrary to many reports, James Ray’s deadly Arizona sweat lodge went pretty much according to plan.

Lawyers statements confirm it. Witness statements confirm it, and as we shall see, contrary to reports that Ray stood around and did nothing amid the chaos, he in fact gave decisive instructions as the first ambulances started coming down the hill…

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