In the April 1st Modesto bee there was an article titled ‘Judge denies motion to dismiss charges in second trial of Modesto slaying.”
According to the article there is a six codependent trial waiting to be heard in the bankruptcy court where the current preliminary hearing is being held for Frank Carson et al.
Due to the length of this preliminary hearing, and Mme. DA Marlisa Ferrera is also the DA in charge of the gang trial that is been pending for 14 months.
It is interesting that the District Attorney’s Office has chosen to continue on and is highly circumstantial case, that according to Mme. DA, over a homicide trial was six codefendants. I wonder why they are willing to lose this six codependent homicide trial through legal maneuvering and have a preference to have this preliminary hearing with Frank Carson et al.
Judge Zeff did deny the motion to dismiss saying at this time the trial delays are not at the point to be considered unconstitutional or prejudicial, he did however did say these delays could become excessive if they continued to accumulate. We must make note of the publicity received of late of the ongoing delays in Stanislaus County Superior Court of a massive number of trials and many are homicide trials.
Again it shows me the priority that they put on the Frank Carson et al. case, as they are not prosecuting any of these witnesses in this case who have serious crimes pending, or sentencing pending.
The article also goes on to say one of the defense attorneys in the gang case in his address to the judge the District Attorney’s Office to the assigned another deputy DA to handle this homicide case knowing full well the nature of the Frank Carson et al. case. The defense attorney went on to say when Mme. DA Ferrera was assigned a Kaufman case last summer they should’ve assigned another deputy DA to handle this gang shooting case, which would have given a new deputy DA plenty of time to prepare for the trial in that was scheduled in February.
The defendants in the gang shooting case have not waived their right to a speedy trial and asking the court to proceed as soon as possible, in addition the judge has decided to have the defendant stand trial together forcing them to wait in custody at the County jail.
It also goes on to note that Mme. DA Ferrera wasn’t initially involved in this gang shooting case but apparently the original deputy DA has since left the office working for the state Atty. Gen.’s office. Also remember this is all done knowing full well the enormity of the Frank Carson et al. case and it would be the only case the deputy DA would be able to work on until his conclusion.
Another one of the defense attorneys stated after the hearing that he will file an appeal to overturn this judge’s ruling
Mme. DA Ferrera also stated in a hearing Monday that the Frank Carson et al. hearing could conclude by mid-May, but also note that defense attorney Jesse Garcia had suffered a serious injury breaking two bones in his ankle on the last day in court to where we actually had testimony, and has since had surgery on that same ankle. It is unknown how that is going to affect, if at all, this preliminary hearing.
And as we all know the judge in a preliminary hearing does have an option to separate Georgia DeFilippo and have the hearing continue for all others.
And the first trial in the gang shooting case was held in the same courtroom that Frank Carson et al. is being held now apparently it’s the only courtroom available to handle this many codefendants, attorneys, court staff, and observers. And if this gang shooting is to continue on will have to be done at the main courthouse
You have officers still being active on this case, which I’m sure include some overtime, there is a large amount of paperwork being generated, and listening to some of the information provided by Mme. DA they have a large group of people at the DA’s office that is preparing information, processing information, redacting the information, sometimes for the next days court, which I’m sure is costing the taxpayers in either extra labor were overtime.
Due to the nature of these witnesses involved, there is also a large amount of information being processed through other agencies like the Department of Corrections, and the attorneys from the Atty. Gen.’s office constantly involved in wanting to suppress information from the subpoenas that are being served concerning prison records. More taxpayer dollars involved in that also.
Many of the witnesses in the Frank Carson et al. are career criminals and are also involved in criminal activity, like Patrick Hampton picking up new cases, or absconding from probation and trying to avoid investigators and subpoenas so they don’t have to appear in court to testify in this preliminary hearing. Causing more investigative resources to be used.
Also note of interest is that some of the witnesses in the Frank Carson et al. case, who have pending cases, there court dates are now not been entered into the court index and to what has happened in their court dates, most notable right now is Sabrina Romero who is attending embezzlement case from her former employer and the amount of $12,000. Is it an oversight? Possibly, I don’t think so. As Mme. DA noted in court a few weeks ago the blogger sitting in the back row is providing information to the public that they don’t want the public to know
Why do I mention all this? Because I find it interesting the priority that this District Attorney’s Office is putting on Frank Carson et al. there are many deals being made, that they have denied but a public defender confirmed that they have been in fact promised.
We have an embezzler, we have a career criminal and a drug dealer and his girlfriend was still pending charges, with the same career criminal looking at some strike situations where he does not want to go to prison because it has been revealed that he is a prison gang dropout and he is an extreme fear for his life. We have a relative of his that felt the need to come to this blog and try to deny any thefts are activity going on the Carson property, then when was advised that court testimony by her sister-in-law shows there was a large scale theft of property being taken from Frank Carson over a long period of time.
We have another career criminal who is in fact in prison at this time, and testified in prison clothing. Where he had made a request to not be taking to DVI for processing like would normally be done after testimony but instead requested that he be driven straight through to his prison. Also be noted that he was wearing a orange and white striped jumpsuit which in the California Department of Corrections means he’s in protective custody. His charges that he’s currently been sentenced for are not normally the type of charges would put you in protective custody, but they do put informants in protective custody. Also be noted that during his testimony he was asked who did you deal drugs to in his response was “Turlock.”
We also had another career criminal who inserted himself in this case, who in essence made a mockery of the court, with his behavior, and literally telling the attorneys to go fuck off. Then went on to continue picking up two more cases after his testimony which is still not complete because he all of a sudden decided to take the Fifth Amendment and some of the questions by defense attorneys. A large amount of information has been accumulated since that time if he does testify again it will be interesting to see what he has to say then.
Korey Kaufman deserves justice plain and simple and in my opinion at this time is not getting it.
Here is an stupid article from a publication called “THE WEEK”
Donald Trump is a disaster for Republicans in Congress. So why aren’t Democrats taking advantage?
Donald Trump’s seeming invulnerability to the laws of politics, chameleon self-presentation, and left-leaning views on social insurance and trade led me to think that he might be a serious contender for the general election. I’m beginning to believe the opposite. While any major party nominee surely has a shot, Trump is looking increasingly unlikely to shed his deranged primary image.
His campaign manager has been charged with battery, and the case against him is pretty strong (including damning video evidence). Trump, naturally, denies the whole thing. His rallies continue to be a swirl of violence and racism. Naturally, he topped off a week of terrible press by suggesting that there should be “some form of punishment” if women have illegal abortions, then immediately walked it back. As a result, his popularity is approaching that of an epidemic disease. Women, minorities, and college grads all dislike him by monumental proportions, and as Greg Sargent points out, a recent poll finds that even an absolute majority of white men have an unfavorable opinion of Trump.
If recent history is any guide, all that won’t be enough to derail the Trump Train. He remains at the top of the primary polls, and similar controversies have failed to stop him. His support from a plurality of the Republican electorate seems unshakable — but he might lose the general election by 15 points or more. This raises the question: Are Democrats about to bobble a spectacular stroke of good fortune?
Gerrymandering and Democratic voter concentration combine with America’s antiquated constitutional structure to give Republicans a tremendous handicap in the House, something like 7 percentage points. Trump might deliver Democrats a greater margin of victory than that, but it will depend on the party actually contesting a whole bunch of elections nationwide. And as David Dayen points out, state-level Democrats are badly hurting from years of Republican dominance and terrible management by the Democratic leadership. In states whose filing deadlines have already passed, 27 out of 163 elections are not being contested by Democrats — about six of which might plausibly have been won in an anti-Trump landslide. Whoops!
Given the Republican hammerlock, Democrats would need everything to break their way to win control of the House. Those six seats might be the fumbled Democratic majority right there — and there are a whole bunch more filing deadlines coming up in the coming days and weeks.
The problem is undoubtedly worse at the state and local levels. Democrats have lost over 900 state legislative seats since 2009 — which partly explains why they’re having such trouble rustling up national candidates, since local and state officials are usually the farm team for the political big leagues.
Due to this failure to maintain a consistent party apparatus even in close districts, some of the candidates who are contesting House races are relative political newcomers with serious misconceptions about their own political fortunes. Take Colorado’s third congressional district, which was held by a Democrat from 2006-10 and just recently got a Democratic primary entrant named Steve Sheldon.
That’s all good! Unfortunately Sheldon describes himself as a “centrist Democrat and fiscally conservative.”
By far the biggest reason the Democrats got absolutely creamed in the 2010 election was that the economy was in the toilet, and perhaps the biggest reason it was in that toilet was precisely attitudes like this. Despite its many virtues, President Obama’s economic stimulus failed to restore full employment by mid-2010, when Democrats still had their majority. But centrist Blue Dog Democrats in swing districts, instead of demanding more spending to fix the recession and create jobs before the election, demanded austerity instead. As a result, virtually all of them lost their seats in the 2010 GOP wave.
Now, things are much improved today, but there is still obviously at least some economic slack remaining. Therefore, one obvious top priority of any Democratic president with a workable congressional majority would be a big new spending program, perhaps on infrastructure, or perhaps on paid leave or some other social benefit, to create prosperity and thus protect the majority. Running against austerity paid dividends for the Liberal Party in Canada.
But because the Democratic Party has failed to understand its own self-interest, or consistently field candidates for winnable races, even if Trump hands them a congressional majority they might not be able to keep it.
DAWG SAYS: The democrats are too busy hating and trying to vilify to actually think it through. Not being able to think things through is a liberal trait anyway.
If they would quit talk and hating on him so much there would be not so much interest in him, unlike Ben Carson he is strong enough to withstand all the verbal attacks and these Dumas’s do not realize they are making him more popular.