Several of the observers, myself included, were late to court this morning. It seems court began at 9:00 this morning, and we thought it was 10:00. By the time I got into court, all the dirty work had been done. Judge Zuniga was busy explaining why she was about to deny Frank Carson the right to act as Co-Council in his trial. I predicted that this would happen, but it was still disappointing when it actually became reality. Judge Zuniga cited legal decisions that show that a defendant like Frank Carson does not have an absolute right to do so. The judge has the right to deny such a request and get away with it, and she decided to do just that. It doesn’t make it right, just legal. It is all part of the process of stacking the deck. Making it as difficult for Frank Carson to defend himself as possible seems to be in the agenda. The judge stated that there was something unseemly about letting Frank defend himself. I think she has it ass backwards.
Today the bloggers who sit in the back row were singled out by Prosecuting DA Marlissa Fereirra. It seems as though we are hitting the bone with some of our comments. I hope we are. Judge Zuniga said that she has no legal basis to order bloggers to do anything. Our First Amendment Rights apparently are stronger than the DA’s wish to make us go away. This a public trial, and the public has the right to know what is being done. We will continue to report this trial as we please.
At 11:15 AM, Defense Attorney Jesse Garcia brings up a packet of CDC material provided in CD format to him, and spoke of some confidential information that is still out there that the Attorney General will want to quash. It appears we will have a trial over that soon.
Officer Brian Albonetti from Roseville was called to the stand. He had previously worked for the Ceres Police Department. He testified about a 2007 Chevrolet Silverado Pickup of Dalit Atwalll that was reported stolen on 04/27/2012. The testimony was very brief, and the officer was able to leave and drive back home to Roseville.
It is 11:42 and Detective Frank Navarro is put back on the stand. I am getting tired of this guy. Martha Carlton Magana gets Navarro to speak about the Mulberry Trailer Park where Amber Keester, and several other people associated with this case live. Kevin Pickett lives in Mulberry Trailer Park. He is the stepfather of Korey Kauffman. Talk goes to how Kevin Pickett and Korey Kauffman had gone to the park to purchase some drugs. Martha Carlton Magana brings out the fact that Kiberly Stout lives in Mulberry Trailer Park as well. Linette Clardy and Ms. Fisher live there also.
A whole line of questions was asked of Navarro that have been asked and answered numerous times before. We then break for lunch.
At 1:41 Detective Navarro is back on the stand. After a few more questions from Martha Carlton Magana, Jesse Garcia takes over asking the questions. Jesse asks Navarro if he considers the investigation open or closed in the Korey Kauffman trial. Navarro: “I am not aware, don’t know.” Garcia focuses how when the investigation started focusing on Frank Carson, all the rest of the suspects were not investigated anymore.
Garcia asks many questions of Navarro, most of which we have heard about previously in testimony. Navarro responded by “I don’t remember to an inordinate amount of questions in this segment of the trial.
Jesse Garcia gets Navarro to describe the daily meetings the Task Force had during the investigation. When Navarro was asked what was being discussed, he answered “I don’t remember.” He still has that strange smirk on his face at times today, and especially at this moment. We were let out for our break at 4:00 PM, and I went home. I am sick and tired of having the same questions being asked to Navarro, with the same “I don’t remember” answers.
After the grateful acknowledgment that I received from the DA this morning, I was returning from lunch and I was walking across the parking lot, investigator bunch called over to me and asked me if I was the blogger and are you Marty? So he obviously knew who I was.
I actually had a pleasant conversation with investigator Bunch and we did talk about the issue of addresses and stuff and I advised him that I’m simply not concerned about addresses, I may have used some in the past just for clarification on some of the close addresses especially on ninth Street. I also did advise him that Linda Burns had come to my site to just simply tell me “I am a fucking joke” and I am the type of person allowed anybody to say what is on their mind except for stupid ignorant trash talk.
He did advise if he really thought that I was trying to intimidating a witness that he would be having a serious talk with me and I agreed with him that’s what he should be doing, but I also advised him DA Ferreira trying to point me out in the courtroom where she actually said the blogger in the back row was a deliberate attempt to intimidate me and all she succeeded to doing was pissing me off. He did smile at me and kind a chuckle like he understood what I was talking about. And that was the end of the conversation it was actually very pleasant. My guess is he was feeling me out.
Now getting back to the important things like this hearing, officer Navarro retook to stand once again as stated again that he had followed in wiretap dealt teat at wall in July 2010. LG also help Carson to come up with ways to deal with this theft problem on his property, and he was also had paid Frank Carson for some legal work that was actually not charge for and apparently the money had not been returned. The out walls that said Robert Woody got arrested for the five months before this and stated the Carson conversation was about three months ago. It also was noted that both Apple and Woody had stated the Carson said if anybody’s caught in his yard trying to steal do not hurt them just let him know.
The DA was constantly making objections where she thought the questions were heading not on the actual questions themselves. It was also revealed that Kevin Hobbs was wired to talk to Michael Cooley. In July 2012 the officer was given a stolen book alert but did know follow up on that nor it appears that any efforts were made to conduct investigations nor activities to stop the thefts
Jerry Garcia asked deputy Navarro if the Corey Kaufman homicide case is still under investigation this is where he replied to one of his multiple I don’t recall or right don’t know responses. Navarro stated that he had left the task force in November 2012 but had wrote some reports in 20th 15 after the multiple arrests in the homicide case. Then he stated that he had conducted no further investigation after the arrest of Frank Carson and for some reason could not even remember the date of the arrest.
He was also asked about the August 9 surveillance on Frank Carson and they decided to go see him and propose any questions they get after four Frank Carson might have for them, as if they would answer any of those. Mr. Garcia continuing asking questions about when he felt that Frank Carson was actually a target in the investigation at that point in Navarro said yes he was.
The DA was continually making objections is lighter club questing saying it was inappropriate and continually getting overruled. Mr. Garcia also asked the investigator if he actually felt that Frank Carson was going to talk to him after he kept yelling I’m not going to talk to get out and kept repeating over and over again get out, and then actually made a 911 call. The confirmed the video that Navarro had taken with his body cam was 12 to 15 minutes long and the officer admitted he continually refused to leave and continually ask questions of Frank Carson after he continually told them I’m not talking get out.
Mr. Garcia asked the investigator if he was aware of his Fifth Amendment rights of Mr. Navarro said yes and he was asked but you continued to get him to try to give up his Fifth Amendment right and officer Navarro said yes I did. And those questions were repeated several times for the entire time that the officers were at the office and he readily admitted he was not concerned about Frank Carson Fifth Amendment rights.
They also noted that the officer had run a call history of calls to the ninth Street address for the thefts and from 2009 to 2012 there was for calls to the sheriff department in regards to the thefts that were occurring. It was noted also that there were no calls from any of the residence on Lander. It was also noted by the officer that when he wore that body cam in that August 9 meeting with Frank Carson it was the first and only time that he had worn a body cam. They reviewed some of the questions on the list that was submitted to Frank and decry honest with you I could remember what they were some of them were utterly ridiculous.
No preliminary hearing is scheduled for tomorrow is everything is set the restart on Monday at 10 o’clock, but tomorrow they are having a motion hearing the attorney general’s office is appearing to try to quash a kimono the symmetry was Tony is subpoena that was sent to the Department of Corrections in regards to Michael Cooley there is some confidential information there that they do not want to release for some reason.
The motion that was made by Percy Martinez to have Frank Carson represent himself in this prelim started at 9 a.m. which I didn’t realize it was a few minutes late but heard most of Percy Martinez arguments basically he said that Frank Carson has so much experience and expertise he can actually help expedite these hearings especially when it comes to the cell phone tracking evidence. In addition he knows the rules of Court know the proper decorum and has no issues with abiding by any limitations limited on him by the judge periods
The da made a motion to have Frank Carson’s declaration labeled as hearsay and she moved to strike. He stated his Sixth Amendment right to self represent does not apply to being co-counsel she began citing several cases of law Plus usually too long silly argument and stated that it opens up an opportunity for intimidation buy Frank Carson.
She also stated he had received numerous visits from attorneys in the community including many from the current attorneys in court at this particular time on this case. Miss Martin McDonagh it was sitting right in front of me in the gallery when this claim was made that was shaking her head no and did make an argument to that fact later on. Chelsea estate of Frank Carson had an opportunity to self represent himself at the arraignment and also Robert Woody or Patrick Hampton have not waived privilege then went on to make long-winded unnecessary comments to the court.
She also made of a statement that he had represented daljeet Atwal at one time and that could be another conflict comma Percy Martinez responded Frank Carson knows the rules of court he states have been followed and the judge has discretion this matter. He went on to say that the multiple lies and innuendos and some really silly testimony by these some of these Witnesses bring Carson out of have a testimony to cross-examine these people in his defense.
The da did admit that this is just a circumstance case and the status of the evidence has not changed in 6 months comma she did not mention that the da is extremely slow to turn over discovery and in fact does not do so until she realizes the defense is about to discover something and then she reveals it. She again quoted some more case law and stated there’s a conflict of interest Percy stated that she using and hysterical notion there are no conflicts and there have been waivers on some of these people with conflict Kama he also stated that it Frank Carson’s expertise and especially the cell phone information is extremely valuable and how far outweighs his experience. DDA responded by saying person is incompetent to do the case which right and immediate objection by Percy Martinez.
The judge then she said she was going to rule went into a irritation discuss some of the issues that Frank it had with the bailiffs early on state quoted some case law comma but also said it the other attorneys have been going to him for advice anyway. In a nutshell motion denied.
Due to the motion hearing the prelim was late getting started it was after 11 a.m. mr. Andrew Garcia was making mention that he was advised by the California Department of Corrections dead inmates can have multiple CDC numbers and every evil there’s a large amount of further information on the witnesses that he had subpoenaed information on, but CDC was not willing to turn over the information and another hearing was scheduled.
Finally started taking testimony and understand was a Bryan album Eddie a former police officer from series who is now working for Roseville Police it was a real short testimony stating he had taken the stolen car report X Baljeet Atwal of his pickup
Be perfectly honest with you it was refreshing to see an officer who is actually prepared and knew how to answer questions and had his report with him they did not have to refer to that report except a couple of times for like VIN numbers and such
After the former series police officer’s testimony was complete Wichita cab out 10 minutes Martha magana address the court wanted to clarify that she never had visited Frank Carson in jail after he’d been arrested nor had any of the other attorneys in the room visited Frank Carson in jail after he was arrested the da was forced to admit that that was true after making the false argument to the judge but the attorneys were in collusion with each other. All attorneys joined in and stated the different ways and means that they had been retained in this case and obviously some of them did not even know each other prior to this case.
Investigator Navarro then retook the stand it was talking about it interview that he had done with Amber keister in the trailer park on which she lived but stated he could not recall the space number how many people she lived with or any other information if she actually live there we’re about her living situation.
Martha magana ask the investigator the address of the trailer park and space number or contact was made and the da immediately made an objection that there was a blogger sitting in the back of the room who invented intimidating Witnesses through his blog. She did stipulate that the the witness that she did not name had made first Contact on the website dawgonnit.com dawgs blog and since she did not mention the witnesses by name there’s no confirmation on who she was talking about but there was one recent contact play somebody who identified themselves as Michelle that stated on one of the articles in the comment section you are a fucking joke which drew a large response from several other commenters that read the blog. So I do appreciate the DEA bring it to everybody’s attention my website that is publicity that you just simply cannot pay for and she has done me a great favor and it appears that they are modern train social media for whatever reason as if they don’t have anything better to do.
Back to Navarro testimony he was asked who Linda Philip Fisher and Wanda clarity where he lives and he stated he did not know but they somewhere somehow related to you look cute. He also stated that he is gone to pop and cork store with investigator bunch after he’d been to the Atwal house first but lied to being at his house and also admitted that he had been following daljeet.
On a personal note I want to thank the DA for mentioning me and I obviously have been having an effect on the information put out about this case and she has given me publicity that I could not pay for. Dead make mentioned of me not by name but identified me in the back row of the gallery in an obvious attempt to intimidate this writer which obviously is not going to happen because there is nothing that they can do to me that’s any worse than what I’ve experienced in my life. Once again I want to thank them and they can kiss my ass.
Author Laer Pearce says Perini-Zachary-Parsons, a construction group partially owned by Blum’s investment firm, Blum Capital, and their investors, bagged the nearly billion-dollar contract:
The Perini-Zachary-Parsons bid was the lowest received from the five consortia participating in the bidding process, but ‘low’ is a relative term. The firms bid $985,142,530 to build the wildly anticipated first section of high speed rail track that will tie the megopolis of Madera to the global finance center of Fresno. Do the division, and you find that the low bid came in at a mere $35 million per mile.
This is not the first time Feinstein has come under scrutiny for cronyism using taxpayer dollars.
A recent study by the Reason Foundation found that the California High-Speed Rail System will lose between $124 million to $373 million a year.
There was once a time we actually pretended to not show favoritism, Now I guess the is no more need for play acting