Audio: State of New Mexico v. Phillip Mocek

We’ve uploaded our complete audio recording and some of our photos of Phil Mocek’s trial to the Internet Archive (Archive.org). Trials at this level in New Mexico are neither recorded nor transcribed by the court, so this is the most nearly complete record of the trial available.

The MP3 recordings can be streamed from here or downloaded directly from the links below:

Thursday, January 20, 2011 (Day 1):

Friday, January 21, 2011 (Day 2):

Dramatis Personae:

  • Phillip Mocek, Defendant

    Phillip Mocek

  • Judge Kevin L. Fitzwater, Bernalillo County Metropolitan Court

  • Bernalillo County Chief Deputy District Attorney Mark Drebing (closing argument)

  • Bernalillo County Deputy District Attorney Daniel Rislove (opening argument)

  • Molly Schmidt-Nowara, Defense Counsel (closing argument)

  • Nancy Hollander, Defense Counsel (opening argument)

  • TSA Lead Transportation Security “Officer” Jonathon Breedon

  • Albuquerque Aviation Police Department Officer Robert F. Dilley

  • The ladies of the jury (not publicly named and not heard on the recording)

White noise heard on the recording was played in the courtroom during “sidebar” discussions when the jury was present, to keep these discussions from being heard by the jury.

Except during opening and closing arguments, when the recordings were made from the podium, these recordings were made from a single spot in the audience, behind the bar. We were permitted to record, with the court’s permission, but we were not permitted to fix microphones or wires or tap into the public address system.  We apologize for any inadvertent gaps.

More:

(Click images for high-resolution versions. Please credit photos to PapersPlease.org.)


7 Responses to “Audio: State of New Mexico v. Phillip Mocek”

  1. Flyer ?Processed? (Arrested?) in NM After Declining to Show ID - Page 101 - FlyerTalk Forums Says:

    [...] (for your education and entertainment during your next flight?) or streamed from the links at: http://papersplease.org/wp/2011/01/2…phillip-mocek/ Mr. Mocek’s responses to questions from the press in the hallway outside the courtroom, [...]

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  3. Papers, Please! » Blog Archive » Phil Mocek found “NOT GUILTY” by Albuquerque jury Says:

    [...] We’ll be posting more details as well as audio recordings and photos of the trial.  The jury returned its verdict (video of verdict and Mr. Mocek’s reaction) Friday evening after about an hour of deliberation, following a two-day trial we attended. [Update: Complete audio of the trial.] [...]

  4. anonymous Says:

    Will your be pursuing a 1983 civil rights claim?

  5. Airport Security Update: You Can Record the TSA | Law Blog Says:

    [...] More specifically, he refused to show his identification to a TSA (Transportation Security Administration) agent, and videotaped the entire incident. He was charged with crimes such as disobeying a lawful order, trespassing, and disorderly conduct, and a jury acquitted him of all charges. The defense didn’t even have to call any witnesses – simply betting that the prosecution would be unable to adequately prove their case. A very complete deconstruction of the whole trial is available here. [...]

  6. Passenger Acquitted After Confronting TSA at Airport « stuffmymomsends Says:

    [...] be posting audio recordings and photos of the trial.  The jury returned its verdict Friday evening after about an hour of deliberation, [...]

  7. Patrick Says:

    Reading this (and this is the first I heard of this particular case) I have to wonder where was the ACLU when all of this was going on? Seems exactly like the type of case they should be taking rather than let this guy rack up $20-grand in legal expenses.

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