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An immediate hearing has been set to try to evict me from the Apartment 4 by Mark Neubauer, F13C4071. As opposed to most other times that I don't want anybody there unless you're curious, this time I'm asking for bodies in court if possible. The reason is that the judge that has been set up to hear this, Carney, is the judge who's sentence I'm appealing in case 12M77, the prosecution for shouting "STOP SMILING AT ME IT'S NOT FUNNY WE'RE UNEMPLOYED" at a county employee at the Larimer County Workforce Center. So of all the possible judges I'm put in front of the only judge that I'm already involved with in a criminal proceeding. Really?
I need your help as witnesses to the proceedings folks, if you have the time to attend. My Answer and Response With Counterclaim is below (8.5MB PDF). I'm claiming theft
One of those that gets your blood boiling, your blood pressure and heartbeat up? If you have you know the feeling. I just finished reading through such a book. The name of the book is "Drawn to Injustice", by Timothy Masters with Steve Lehto. It's well worth whatever they charge for it.
Having done my share in removing Judges Blair and Gilmore in 2010, what gets me pissed is that I've personal experience with some of these individuals, and the shell game they play with both justice and truth. How many more perpetrations in Larimer County remain undiscovered? How many more innocents sent from this jurisdiction to DOC on false testimony, malfeasant prosecution, and with the help of the fantasies of statistical phrenologists? Innocents that just didn't have the luck of drawing a Maria Liu… You know, where there is smoke there is fire, and an iceberg only shows 10% of it's volume above the surface.
It irks that as you read, you find out that one of the main individuals who fought TOOTH and NAIL to prevent justice for Tim Masters after Maria Liu became involved was Cliff Riedel, who got 'elected' in our judicial district to District Attorney in 2012. 'Elected' in quotes
I am almost without words. As written in the Coloradoan and quoted below for discussion, Bryce Evans gets five years probation. For a killing that was no accident, as Mr. Murray says below. Probation... Really?
I truly feel for the family, that they don't want to loose two sons. But as an observer of the legal system, I've got to say I can't recall a similar case with similar circumstances where the outcome was probation. I've been observing for quite a few years. The very idea shocks the conscience.
One can recall case after case in this Eighth Judicial District, of individuals with no previous criminal record who killed and got many years in prison, not probation, no matter how contrite they were, no matter how many supporters came to court. The family may get some strange form of justice, but how about justice for the deceased and for the People of the State of Colorado? How about equal justice for all?
All this leaves this commentator thinking that there are currents and connections under
With the recent reports in the Coloradoan that the Fort Collins Police Department are going to continue to issuing marijuana citations, and the local DA is going to continue prosecuting petty marijuana cases, all I can suggest to the victims is to demand a jury trial and use the legal system to the fullest. You don't want any kind of convictions in your "file", because folks, this is the information age, and no information they have goes away. The information age is a two edged sword, but good, because it's going to clean up the act.
With Denver. Boulder, Arapaho, etc., counties figuring it out, I wonder why Larimer County can't. I would think money, regardless of the claims of Cliff Riedel, our new "elected" DA. Obviously, Amendment 64 is NOT retroactive. However,
Reporter Herald Story: Bond set for man accused of Larimer County shooting
Coloradoan Story: Woman in critical condition after being shot in head south of Fort Collins
I'm talking about Mr. Ogaz-Montoya, who is out on a $75,000 bond ($11,250 if by bonds-person) for allegedly shooting his fiancée in the head, accidentally, and then apparently also assaulting his step-mother. My point to all this is who is the lawyer representing Ogaz-Montoya? This bond seems substantially lower than one would assume at this stage in the game, with the outcome for the victim unknown.
This is my reasoning for Ballot Initiative Idea 3:
“Create a ballot initiative that mandates the regular collection and release of judge ruling statistics, to allow voters to monitor the performance of their judges as they are able to do with their politicians.”
If there is some kind of
Sometimes I wonder if, to Godwinize myself early on, Goebbels and Hitler had it right, "... that the masses do not think." BTW, this is somewhat of an answer to the survey that the Judicial District is proposing to individuals who visit the Larimer County Courts, since I have to work.
Last year, an African American individual, Terance Wilson, punched another individual once in the head in Old Town, which individual died due to the fall after he was hit. There was no accident and it was totally intentional. Mr. Wilson was sentenced to, if I recall correctly, 32 years for the homicide via the habitual offender statute.
The other day as reported on the Fort Collins Coloradoan, below, a individual who stabbed his brother multiple times in a "horrible accident", Bryce Evans, will serve at most 2-6 years. Further, this Mr. Evans was implicated via DNA in the burglary of a residence. Those charges were altogether dropped. Really? Just because he negotiated a plea?
So how does one accidentally stab another in the
[May 29 Update] - I was wrong about Judge Field, after contacting the XD of the Colorado Office of Judicial Performance Evaluation. Judge Field doesn't come up for retention until November 2014. The process is also different than it appears from having attended hearings in 2010…
Apparently the Commission on Judicial Performance, which in 2010 was infested with wives of judges/ex-judges and other inappropriate individuals in the non-attorney positions, has decided to not have public hearings this year. In cahoots with that, neither are the local media outlets carrying that fact that the time is elapsing to get citizen input to the Commission. This is ESPECIALLY CONCERNING, in that the last day for input is this upcoming Tuesday, May 29, 2012.
One of the judges that must not be retained is Julie Junce Field.
There is a questionnaire at www.coloradojudicialperformance.gov/questionnaires.cfm, for non-attorneys who have been affected or have participated in the process.
On February 24, 2012 an individual was stabbed to death in Fort Collins. Allegedly by his brother. The names of the decedent was Andrew Evans, and the alleged assailant was Bryce David Evans. I bring this topic up because of the issue of equal justice for all in Larimer County.
I wrote the Denver Post about this last Sunday (April 22, see list at end of story). No response has been received. The stories are (downloaded and archived for posterity):
Possible murder charges in stabbing death
Fort Collins man allegedly stabbed by brother dies
News Release February 23. 2012 Fort Collins Stabbing
It is very strange that over two months down the road no apparent prosecution has occurred, the case has been sealed, the coroner is mum, and no further details have been released. Now contrast this with the case of Terrance Wilson, who was convicted of negligent homicide and second-degree assault on January 19, 2012. Or as opposed to the lady that justifiably shot her boyfriend in west Loveland, in which case the DA's office regularly
Today I had my pre-trial hearing, however there is no way there could have been a “hearing” because it wasn't in open court. First though, trial is set for Wednesday, April 18, 2012, 08:30 hrs, with a status conference set for Wednesday, April 11, 2012, 13:30 hrs. Motions are due Tuesday, March 20, my second favorite day of this year .
Lets digress a bit first though. We're a Great Nation of laws, based on a Constitution who's premise is equality for all. Now I come from a generation were we said the Pledge of Allegiance in school, and nobody had a problem with it. Every day we said it in class before class started. It's last four words are “and justice for all”. We're also a Nation and State who's laws are based on logic and rules. An example of the rules are the Colorado Rules of Criminal Procedure. Understanding that we need rules to prevent anarchy, we all operate under then equally.
So I have a problem when the rules of the game are bypassed in what seems as a shortcut way to cheat due process:
The Wheels of Justice may turn slowly - but when they begin to turn it is a good idea to search your soul and decide on which side of Justice you want to be found.