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I’ve had a few questions of late by some people that want some clarification on some of the legalities that are going on with this Carson et al. case. And I felt it might be beneficial to clarify some of the legalese of some of these documents that people may be looking at. Namely what is a Ramey warrant. I also attached the Korey Kauffman Ramey warrant at the bottom.

I went to a criminal defense lawyer blog for clarification to make sure I informed accurately, and basically this is what the blog stated and is what my understanding of what a Ramey warrant is:

a Ramey warrant is an arrest warrant there is obtained by a police agency by going directly to a judge and bypassing the district attorney.

Typically in order for a law enforcement agency to get a warrant they submit a report to the district attorney and if they feel there is enough evidence to file the case that agency can request that it be filed and a warrant for arrest be issued. This is what some people in the business call a walk through warrant. And that is the typical procedure that is followed especially in homicide cases.

However, a Ramey warrant, the officer submits a declaration to a judge setting out their reasons for requesting that warrant and the judge issues the warrant if the determines to be appropriate. Many times these type of warrants are requested and processed it during the off business hours or weekends.

So the question is why would a police agency choose to get a Ramey warrant instead of just a traditional way through the District Attorney’s Office? In my opinion basically it faces less scrutiny, as a District Attorney’s Office will review the paperwork, and it’s much easier to go to a friendly judge to get these warrants signed. It is also done when the officer feels that it will not face up to the scrutiny of the District Attorney’s Office and they may not file the charges so he goes to a judge in essence doing end around. This gives the officers authority to arrest and question the suspects with the hope of gaining more information, then basically submitting the information to the District Attorney’s Office and hope that they are willing to continue on with the case being filed by the DA.

The information I research also went on to say that these warrants are fairly rare, and in my experience in the past there were very few that I was involved with or aware of. And it’s pretty obvious that this is done when they feel they don’t have enough evidence to actually get charges filed.

So this does explain somewhat the lack of integrity in this case as I have said plenty of times I have been sitting there five months listening to testimony and have not heard anything of substance as of yet. In fact when one individual on my blog recently made comment about the Korey Kaufman murder I mentioned that I have not heard anything to prove that Korey Kaufman had been murdered. The only information that has been received that he has been murdered was by Robert Woody who has told many stories and now is more than willing to talk because and is currently in negotiations for a plea bargain in this case for his testimony.

Again I have repeated many times if Korey Kaufman was in fact killed at the hands of another he does deserve justice, there is no doubt in my mind about that. No matter what his lifestyle was or the issues involved that come with that.

Just for information I have also decided to post on here the criminal complaint filed with the court by deputy chief district attorney Marlisa Ferreira, this complaint was filed four days after the arrest of all the defendants, it appears that investigating officers in this case who have, in my opinion, used questionable tactics, and they did it end around the District Attorney’s Office in an effort to make arrests in this case thus forcing their hand and ultimately filing the charges.

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  1. Thank you for the information on the Ramey warrant. This is not well known and it is the beginning of a long long drawn out mess. Peoples lives are put on hold and people sit in jail away from their families because someone thinks or believes someone did something there is no evidence for. The abuse of power needs to be made accountable for their actions.

  2. I agree with Frustrated tax payer. Law enforcement is totally out of control and seem to feel they are justified in whatever they do. In this case the ring leaders aka Jacobson and DA Feierra due to vendettas they have against Carson will break the laws themselves to try to convict innocent people. Tax payers are tired of you wasting their money to benefit you and your law breaking actions. It’s time they be held accountable and jailed for the lives they have destroyed not only these people but the other people in the community they have destroyed also. Witnesses are put on the stand and swear to tell the truth and nothing but the truth so help you god. They have all perjured themselves with their lies they were instructed to do by the high all mighty DA and law enforcement.

  3. I can’t read the judge’s signature. Who is it?

    1. dawg417 – I am the guy people love because I am so honest, But then they get pissy when I do the same with them.
      dawg417 says:

      It says right underneath it:
      The Honorable Mitchell C. Rigby
      Madera County Superior Court
      Sitting for Stanislaus County

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