From the beginning to the end, this most overturned trial judge in Queens County ran roughshod over Chanel Lewis' defense team during the retrial --- the last thing being his forcing the jury to work over a day and a half on their first day of deliberation --- leading some jurors (about 3 of them) initially leaning towards "not guilty" to switch to "guilty" shortly after they had dinner late
Some Legal Aid attorneys have even suggested that some of Judge Aloise' actions were unprecedented
Maybe, it's all because Judge Aloise' daughter, Nicole Aloise, is an ADA in Queens County --- and --- there was a feeling around the courthouse that the Queens DA's Office and everybody that has an interest in continuing most of the old Queens DA's ways and means of "getting things done" needed a "win" in the Chanel Lewis retrial very badly. [For example, can you even whisper the name "Gregory Lasak" and not get an old-fashioned thrill in your loins ???]
All of this is still percolating.....