The media hailed his performance as touching. The problem is that 林勤綱 is not an actor paid to perform. He is a public servant getting paid to present beyond-reasonable-doubt evidence that the accused was guilty.
What 林勤綱 did was akin to singing in a library. He might be a tremendous singer, but his behavior is completely inappropriate. And yet the media applauded: praising his performance while ignoring the paucity of evidence presented against Chen.
A fellow who calls himself 《建國廣場》傅雲欽律師 wrote a very long article entitled 我所認識的林勤綱. The article, as his other articles,
- does not condemn judicial system's unrestrained violation of due process,
- does not condemn its open and completely shameless use of double standards in dealing with Ma and Chen in particular and KMT and others in general,
- does not condemn 林勤綱's theatrical performance with absence of legal merits.
林勤綱以昔日戰友的身分指控陳水扁的罪行，相當震撼人心，也搶盡陳水扁最後答辯的鋒頭。他的「爆紅」引起陳水扁的慌張。I expected 傅雲欽 as a lawyer to educate people about the merit of the case. He did none of that. Worse, he handed Chen an early guilty verdict (陳水扁的罪行), and cheered 林勤綱:
林勤綱曾跟我說他年輕時加入國民黨是充滿熱血的。This should make us reasonably and strongly question 林勤綱's integrity as a prosecutor. We must demand to know whether 蔡守訓 and others are also KMT members.
The following, just as 林勤綱's performing in court, is completely irrelevant and inappropriate:
林勤綱是虔誠的基督徒。他1980年結婚時，採行宗教儀式。我和事務所的同事都有去參加他的結婚喜宴。為了組織家庭他那年也買一棟房子。房子在台北市忠孝東路七段。那時，我們覺得那是很遙遠的地方。但他說那邊比較便宜，才買得起。他的老婆是台大歷史系畢業的學妹。聽說後來又到台大夜間部讀法律系。Why is 虔誠的基督徒 relevant? Why is 他的老婆是台大歷史系畢業的學妹。聽說後來又到台大夜間部讀法律系 relevant?
Finally, a sample of 《建國廣場》傅雲欽律師's surprisingly colorful writing in which he showed satisfaction with KMT-owned judicial system.
- 《建國廣場》傅雲欽律師: 你們不是還在吃國民黨人或統派的屎嗎？現在雖然改吃扁屎，但扁屎吃多了，就可以以滿口胡言亂語嗎？ Translated: Arn't you still feasting on the feces of KMT or pro-annexation school? Now you switch to eating Chen's feces. Do you get a ticket to be full of gibberish if you get an overdose of Chen's feces?
- 《建國廣場》傅雲欽律師: 別笑死人了，扁蟲！ Translated: Don't make me laugh to death, Chen-insects!
- 《建國廣場》傅雲欽律師: 試問現今這個時代，法官還要分藍綠嗎？ Translated: At this age, should judges still be partisan?
- judicial system's unfairness and violation of due process in Chen and Ma's cases
- judicial system's stonewalling Diane Lee's (李慶安) case for 513 days as of today
- judicial system's stonewalling all treason cases against Ma ying-Jeou. The sidebar shows: 柯建銘2008年8月9日控告馬英九叛國, 距今 363 天
- judicial system's refusal to investigate Ma and Hau for 貓纜, 捷運木柵內湖線, and 新生高架橋改善工程