Justice in America: Gerardo Hernandez Part III

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MIRACLE BY THE BAY Part III

By Warren Yates

2/27/16

The testimony from snitch Ryan and his wife Marlin Reyes Rios during the trial said that they were both outside getting groceries out of the car when the shooting took place. They both told a cute story that when the shooter came up they began to run and she fell down and snitch Ryan fell down on top of her and then they got up and ran into the apartment. Big lies.

During the trial, attorney Gradford had me go out to the apartments where Gerardo and Jessica lived to get a statement from the managers. When I talked to them I asked them to tell me everything that happened and what they saw the day of the shooting. Upon questioning they both told me that as they came out of the office and a gold car was driving away, they walked down the Street to look over across the street to see what was going on.

They saw police there and an ambulance had taken away the shooting victim. The wife was there in the courtyard and they walked across the street and asked the wife what happened. The wife said my husband’s been shot. And as a normal question, the managers asked who shot him? The wife said I don’t know, I was in the apartment putting groceries away and didn’t see it. He was out there alone.

Gerardo Hernandez

 

It should be noted that Ms. Frasier had listed one of the managers on her witness list to be called in to testify. After I wrote my report that day, and under discovery rules, my report had to go to Ms. Frasier. After receiving my report, Ms. Frasier immediately removed the managers from her witness list. No worries though, I served them both a defense subpoena to appear in court when I got their statements.

These are two independent people who have no direct connection to any of those involved in the incident. Therefore, their testimony is creditable and trustworthy. That meant that both snitch Ryan and his wife Rios had committed perjury. But there was no mention by Ms. Frasier about charging them with perjury. Imagine that?

Okay let’s cut to the chase. During the closing arguments, Ms. Frasier during her arguments mention some type of I believe a Richard Pryor joke. Yes, it’s real funny to make jokes when an innocent man’s life hangs in the balance. That takes a lot of class or lack thereof. During attorney Gradford’s closing arguments, he made a tremendous and impassioned argument outlining all of the holes in the prosecution’s case that we discovered.

Well the prosecution gets the last bite of the apple in our jurisprudence system and again attacks the defense closing statements. During her closing rebuttal arguments, she pulled an old law school story by telling about a Norwegian fish called the herring who in order to preserve it after was caught, covered it with salt. And she indicated that when they went foxhunting in England, the dogs are so good they always went right to the fox.

She said they decided to put red herrings in various places about the course to try to throw the dogs off of the scent of the fox and make it more sporting. Yes Tally Ho Tally Ho you blokes. She indicated that the holes we found in her case and the poor investigation by the police department were merely red herrings to try to hide the rotten smell of our case. What a stupid story!

Next part IV The Verdict


Klan Members Released After KKK Rally Brawl


After a violent brawl broke out at an Orange County park between KKK members and counter-protesters, Anaheim police released the Klan members Sunday, saying evidence supports they acted in self-defense.

Five of the 12 originally arrested were released Sunday afternoon after detectives said they pored over videos, photos and witness interviews. The Anaheim Police Department said the KKK members were released because “the images and statements corroborate witness statements that they were acting in self-defense.”

About 10 to 20 people were involved in the incidents that resulted in three people getting stabbed. One KKK member was behind all three stabbings, according to Anaheim police Sgt. Daron Wyatt.

“Regardless of an individual or groups’ beliefs or ideologies, they are entitled to live without the fear of physical violence and have the right, under the law, to defend themselves when attacked,” Anaheim police said in a statement.

3 Stabbed at KKK March, 12 Arrested in Orange County


Thirteen were arrested and three stabbed when groups clash at an Orange County KKK march.

Klan members were booked for investigation of assault with a deadly weapon before being released. The seven people who remained in custody  were booked for assault with a deadly weapon or elder abuse for stomping on a Klan member who’s older than 65 years old, police said.

Police said 51-year-old Charles Edward Donner of San Francisco, 20-year-old Marquis DeShawn Turner of Anaheim, 25-year-old Randy Omarcc Felder of Lakewood and 19-year-old Guy Harris, a homeless man, were booked on suspicion of assault with a deadly weapon. They were being held on $25,000 bail.

Hugo Contreras, 38, of Hawthorne; Nicole Rae Schop, 24, and Mark Anthony Liddell, 26, both of Los Angeles, face charges of elder abuse and were being held on $50,000 bail, police said.

Though the Klan members were released, prosecutors will review the case and decide whether to file criminal charges, authorities said.

The brawl broke out about 11 a.m. near the site of a planned afternoon rally at Pearson Park located in the 400 block of North Harbor Boulevard, according to Wyatt. Police had said Friday that the department was aware of a KKK “walking protest” planned at the park for 1:30 p.m. Saturday, and that the group had held similar rallies before in Orange County.

“(The counter-protesters) were so angry, they would have torn these folks limb from limb,” said Brian Levin, who directs the Center for the Study of Hate and Extremism at California State University, San Bernardino. “I was afraid for their lives.”

Levin, who went to Pearson Park expecting to record the rally for research, found himself protecting the Klansmen until police could intervene. On a video Levin shot and posted to Twitter, he later asked one of them, “How do you feel that a Jewish person helped save your life today?”

A Klansman stabbed a counter-protester in the chest with an eagle figure at the end of the flag, according to Wyatt. The protester was transported to a hospital in critical condition.”As stated previously, I implore everyone to respond with peace and dignity, regardless of where your support lies,” Anaheim Police Chief Raul Quezada said in a statement. “We have a unique opportunity to bond together as OUR Anaheim community.”

Rosa Madrigal, a 25-year-old mother who was at the park Sunday with her husband and three children, told The Associated Press she was shocked to even hear about the KKK holding a rally in Anaheim, let alone the violence that ensued.

George Kennedy dead…….


George Kennedy

February 18,1925-February 28,2016

George Kennedy, star of “Cool Hand Luke” and the ‘Naked Gun’ movies, has died at the age of 91.

George’s grandson Cory Schenkel says Kennedy died Sunday morning at 4:30 AM in Boise, ID. He says his grandfather had been in failing health ever since his wife Joan died a little over a year ago. George had been under hospice care for the past month.

Kennedy won the Best Supporting Actor Oscar in 1968 for “Cool Hand Luke.” He also starred in all 3 of the ‘Naked Gun’ flicks, “Airport 1975,” “Earthquake” and many many more.

His last role was in “The Gambler” with Mark Wahlberg in 2014.

 

Justice in America: Gerardo Hernandez Part II

MIRACLE BY THE BAY Part II

By Warren Yates

2/27/16

On November 15, 2013, while snitch Ryan was unloading groceries from his car at his complex, a subject ran up to him and shot at him with a 40 caliber handgun. One bullet went through his wrist and one grazed his thigh. That incident is what started the nightmare for Gerardo and Jessica. When the 911 call came in, the caller stated that a person has been shot and they don’t know who did it. When the police arrived and talked to snitch Ryan, he said that Gerardo who lives across the street shot him.

The police went across the street to Gerardo’s apartment office and confirmed that he lived there. During the course of the investigation, it was six weeks until December 26, 2013 before the police went and arrested Gerardo. Since snitch Ryan made a positive identification of the shooter as being Gerardo, why did the police not immediately lock Gerardo up the day of the shooting? Could it possibly be because they didn’t trust the word of snitch Ryan? Regardless, they still put Gerardo in jail and charged with attempted murder.

Gerardo Hernandez

Gerardo had a series of attorneys, public defenders and one private attorney, who took the case through the preliminary hearing but did not do a proper investigation. So Gerardo was held to answer. So he suffered in jail until the family came to the law offices of Alonzo Gradford. We then began to investigate the case. 

Again, public record, Leigh Frasier was the deputy Dist. Atty. IV that was assigned this case for the prosecution. As revealed in Transparent America, Ms. Frasier’s earnings in 2014 were $262,445.93. I am sure that her earnings in 2015 will surpass that figure. So Santa Clara County only puts their best on cases of this serious nature. I’m glad they did, because her best wasn’t good enough as you will learn a little later in this article.

Ms. Frasier’s conduct during all of the pretrial hearings and various motions that had to be made was abhorrent and bordering on unethical. A week before the trial was to start, in the judge’s chambers, Ms. Frazer indicated that her mother was in the hospital and having a hard time breathing there in Tennessee. It was suggested that possibly Ms. Frasier should have another deputy Dist. Atty. handle the case so that she could be with her mother in Tennessee.

Rather than go to her mother who was sick in the hospital, she told the judge if her mother got worse she would just have to leave the trial. She was adamant about getting Gerardo Hernandez convicted and would let nothing get in the way of her agenda. As the trial started, I was witness to her rude, arrogant, condescending, pompous and disdaining attitude toward this “country bumpkin” attorney and investigator from Modesto, wherever that is.

Ms. Frasier is obviously more acquainted with the upper echelon of barristers she is generally familiar with. So here we come, David to fight the Goliath. Just as David did in the Bible, we picked up several smooth stones and ran toward Goliath.

I am not going to go into all of the details of the trial and rude conduct by both the judge and Ms. Frasier. I could write a book about that. There is no doubt that the judge had a preconceived notion that our client, Gerardo was guilty without a trial. Ms. Frasier also considered the case of slam-dunk and a notch in her win column.

The day the shooting when the police interviewed the managers across the street from the scene of the shooting a which is the apartment complex in which Gerardo and Jessica lived, they didn’t get too much information and didn’t ask too many questions. The women indicated that after they heard the shots fired they opened the door quickly and saw a gold car driving away with red and white temporary dealer license plates. That is all the information the police got from them.

Next part III Let the lies begin