By Tom Gargiulo
Shadow State, your questions to Allison Mack are direct and compelling.
According to the defendant’s attorney, Sean S. Buckley, in cases involving forced labor and extortion, one must have “knowledge and intent” to break the law.
And, the burden of proof for knowledge and intent is on the prosecution.
According to Mack, she was participating in a women’s club that was centered around accountability in reaching one’s goals (not centered around sex as a main goal).
From my observation, Mack is someone who has a strong “false self”. People who have false selves don’t know who they are; their main goal is to please other people to give them a sense of self even if it means doing stupid, idiotic things that are not in their long term best interest.
In the courtroom on Wednesday, Mack displayed the false self at full speed. She acted like a party host despite it being inappropriate, considering the grim circumstances.
How will a jury find her? I have no idea, but it is believable that she did not have “knowledge and intent” that she was breaking the law.
Will a jury find her guilty anyway because she “should have known”. Juries are guided by emotion as much as reason, so they absolutely could.
What picture of Allison Mack will emerge to the jury