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Lets also keep in mind that since Bonds did lie to the grand jury, he really can't give the type of apology that some people care about so much for whatever reason. That's his own fault of course, but once he made that mistake, it wasn't realistic for him to come out and say what people want him to say.

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I'm not a Barry Bonds fan. I despise him and everything he did to the baseball record book.

However, as a state prosecutor, I can tell you without reservation that this federal prosecution is a massive waste of government resources. Just because a law is broken doesn't mean a nuclear war of prosecution needs to be expended in its pursuit. Right now I know of a local situation here that is crying out for federal prosecution (for reasons I won't say), and they won't take it. And what I'm talking about is a heck of a lot more important than what Barry Bonds did in front of a grand jury.

I'm telling you, this is a waste.

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I'd also like to add that while I agree that perjury is generally a big deal, I don't think it really was one in this case. The main reason why I say that is because I don't think what he lied about really mattered at all to the case. If I'm right on that assumption, than why did the prosecution care so much about how he answered. And they did still win the case right?

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I'm not a Barry Bonds fan. I despise him and everything he did to the baseball record book.

However, as a state prosecutor, I can tell you without reservation that this federal prosecution is a massive waste of government resources. Just because a law is broken doesn't mean a nuclear war of prosecution needs to be expended in its pursuit. Right now I know of a local situation here that is crying out for federal prosecution (for reasons I won't say), and they won't take it. And what I'm talking about is a heck of a lot more important than what Barry Bonds did in front of a grand jury.

I'm telling you, this is a waste.

I hate that you are right and you are.

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The Federal stealers..er I mean Government has like a 90% success rate...Bonds in deep doo doo.

Perjury is very hard to prove, Bonds has very good lawyers, and the best person to testify against Bonds is currently sitting in jail for refusing to.

You really think a jury is going to convict Bonds on the basis of an Ex-mistress' testimony?

Read the transcripts of Bonds' testimony, it was very vague, he didn't actually say all that much.

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Perjury is very hard to prove, Bonds has very good lawyers, and the best person to testify against Bonds is currently sitting in jail for refusing to.

You really think a jury is going to convict Bonds on the basis of an Ex-mistress' testimony?

Read the transcripts of Bonds' testimony, it was very vague, he didn't actually say all that much.

He spent a year before. Anderson was always the key, I am not certain why they went forward with the prosecution without him.

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He spent a year before. Anderson was always the key, I am not certain why they went forward with the prosecution without him.

My guess is that to not go forward invalidates all the effort up to this point. As it is they are throwing good money (and energy) after bad.

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Arguedas spent much of the morning discussing Bell's attempts to write a book about Bonds and steroids after questioning her about the radio tour she went on to promote her Playboy appearance.
Arguedas also quizzed her about an email Bell sent to Bonds' website in April 2004 listing all the women she knew that Bonds was sleeping with in New York, Phoenix, Las Vegas and elsewhere.

She sounds like a real sweetheart as well...

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Well they didn't get any of the perjury counts but got the count of obstruction of justice, which possibly could be thrown out by the judge. Now the government can waste some more money by trying Bonds again on the perjury counts. Already a reported 55 million of wasted tax payer money.

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