REFLECTIONS AND VISIONS
By Warren Yates
This commentary is going to begin with a reflection and end with a reflection. In between there will be visions. So let’s get going.
Robert H. Jackson was a Supreme Court Justice from 1941-54, and was also the chief U.S. prosecutor at the Nuremberg trials. He was appointed to federal office by President Roosevelt in 1934 and first served as general counsel to the IRS. Jackson was a great defender of procedural due process and served as a Supreme Court Justice from 1941-54. The emphasis on procedural due process is the main, but not the only reason I am writing this commentary.
We who comment on the Back Story News and Dawgsblog have adopted one of Justice Jackson’s sayings and I am going to print it here.
“Therein is the most dangerous power of the prosecutor: that he will pick people that he thinks he should get, rather than cases that need to be prosecuted; it is a question of picking the man and then searching for the law books or putting investigators to work to pin some offense on him”.
Upon seeing the late Justice Jackson’s exposure of prosecutorial misconduct, it pains me to advise you that Justice Jackson is not just rolling over in his grave but rather spinning uncontrollably in his grave as he looks down upon one of the most egregious cases of prosecutorial misconduct by a district attorney and that district attorney’s investigators.
As I stated in prior commentaries, I fully support reputable, ethical and dedicated law enforcement personnel which represents 98% of all law enforcement here in the United States. I said earlier that deputy Dist. Atty. Megan Anderson acted swiftly in having a complaint filed against a cowardly woman beating low life once she had all of the information and reports. I once again applaud and thank deputy district attorney Megan Anderson who by her actions, rose above and beyond her duties to bring a sense of peace and safety to a battered young woman.
There is also an investigator working for the Stanislaus County District Attorney’s Office who is doing a remarkable job discovering and rooting out the type of criminals that prey on and victimize senior citizens and the uneducated citizens who far too often are destroyed financially, emotionally and sometimes physically broken by those dregs of society who commit the most vicious types of real estate fraud crippling the unsuspected. These real estate criminals do not use a knife, gun or club to rob and steal. They use wile, cunning and a pen commit their dastardly crime. This investigator, unlike certain investigators we are being exposed to in the Frank Carson case, has the highest degree of morals, dedication, ethics and a sincere desire to stop the abuse of senior citizens and the uneducated public. He is an asset to his agency. I personally know about his integrity as I worked with him for 10 years.
In this commentary will be a snapshot of some of the proceedings that have transpired, are transpiring and maybe transpiring in the persecution of the Frank Carson 8.
I was able to spend most of Monday, July 11 in the courtroom wanting to hear how much of the testimony of Beverly Woody, the liar/mother’s (I will lie to help my son) testimony would be thrown out due to her of aversion of the truth. For any of the prosecution’s star witnesses we have heard from who may not know what aversion means, Webster Merriam defines it as a feeling of repugnance toward something with a desire to avoid or turn from it. BEVERLY WOODY WANTS NOT JUST TO TURN FROM THE TRUTH BUT RATHER SPIN LIKE A “WHIRLING DERVISH” AVOIDING IT.
If the evil gods of injustice that hover over Stanislaus County were to prevail in this persecution, one of my visions is that in front of a jury, Beverly Woody would collapse and crumble like a cheap lawn chair from Walmart. I do not wish Ms. Woody any harm of any kind, but when she openly states that she would lie to protect a murderer because it’s her son, the line has to be drawn. Her lying to protect her son is particularly egregious because there are eight innocent people under indictment with four still in custody for almost a year and for others that had to post excessive bail, because of the personal vendetta by the Dist. Atty. and by the lying mother’s lying son’s testimony. They say the apple doesn’t fall far from the tree but it might appear that it was a bowling ball that bonked Beverly Woody on the head and not an apple.
One of the thoughts going around the gallery in the courtroom is that Mme. Dep. Dist. Atty. is looking very tired and at times very frustrated. There are two rumors going around in the gallery regarding Mme. Dep. Dist. Atty. being the one to prosecute this case. One rumor is that Mme. district attorney is being thrown under the bus by the Dist. Atty. She has no co-counsel to assist her and a Special Agent by the name of Bunch who has abandoned her to go on a “vacation” or could it be stress leave? Special Agent Bunch has apparently already had vacations to New York City and to Hawaii on the taxpayer’s dime and who knows where else? What moral, ethical and dedicated investigator would run away from a case of this importance and one that is the second longest preliminary examination in California history? You have to figure that one out for yourselves.
I think there was talk earlier by Mme. Dep. Dist. Atty. that there had been no deal made yet with the murderer Robert Woody. But you have to remember back when Mme. Dep. Dist. Atty. was trumpeting that there have been no deals made with any of their star witnesses, she was proven a liar by the testimony of a deputy public defender by the name of Ben Rosenstein who stated that at least two of his clients had made deals to gain consideration for their testimony. After disclosing that Mme. district attorney then began to immediately try to discredit deputy public defender Rosenstein by questioning his time on the job and his assignments.
It doesn’t matter if it was his first day on the job or his first case, the deals were made to those two of his clients with the promise of consideration by the Dist. Atty. or some of her minions. In one of my prior commentaries I made this comment alluding to someone else but I feel that possibly Mme. Dep. Dist. Atty. could profit from the old saying that says: “It is better to keep your mouth shut and be thought a fool, than to open it and remove all doubt”. If Mme. Deputy district attorney had adhered to that old saying from the start of this persecution, she could have avoided a lot of unnecessary embarrassment and having her credibility questioned.
Okay, here’s the second rumor going around in the gallery. Someone said that Mme. Dep. Dist. Atty. was not assigned this case against her will and good sense, but rather volunteered to take the case even though the idea of going up against eight different defense attorneys was daunting she was going to show the district attorney in the public that she could prevail in his monumental battle.
The person in the gallery went on to say that she knows that the current district attorney, “got her bones” by prosecuting and convicting another murderer by the name of Scott Peterson. So the second rumor is that Mdm. deputy Dist. Atty. wants to “get her bones” against eight innocent people instead of “getting her bones” at the expense of one person. And could there be anybody but an idiot that cannot figure out that a victory, although badly tainted in this vicious persecution of innocent people, would set her up to become the next District Attorney?
Come on people, this isn’t rocket surgery or brain science and if you have a pulse you should be able to figure out what a political game is being played here both by the current district attorney and one who wishes to attain that position. I will reiterate again here, that I am a right wing conservative that believes in law and order when it is enforced by ethical, dedicated and trustworthy law enforcement personnel. Again the few bad apples here spoil the whole barrel.
I am now going to expound on certain things that took place in the court when I couldn’t attend. I am gathering my information from the commentaries written by Tom Jensen and Marty Carlson. I know their information is accurate because they know that they can all be verified by a review of the courts records. So what I present now are the highlights of Thursday’s court appearances.
Tom Jensen wrote: “If he had filed income tax returns the last two years, he would have been able to answer a question posed to him by defense attorney Percy Martinez. Percy had asked Cook how much money he had made during the last two years. He has been asked these type of questions before, and once again, he stated that he did not know how much money he has made”.
My comment: Jim Cook is either a bald-faced perjuring liar or if not, he has the mental capacity and the memory of an amoeba. (Sorry to insult you amoebas out there that may be reading this). Since Jim, Tweedle Dumb” and his son Jimmy Junior, “Tweedle Dee” has separated over $350,000 from the pockets of Stanislaus County taxpayers and that is just up to this point, he knows exactly what he’s made the last two years. Even a person with my memory knows within $5-$10,000 what they made on their taxes. At the rate that the dynamic duo of Jim and Jimmy Junior have clipped the taxpayers in this county, and then you add all of the other hundred and eight convictions that Jimmy brags about, even Ray Charles can see that Jimmy boy’s returns regarding income would have to be in seven figures based on his own bragging.
As I mentioned in one of my prior commentaries, I asked if Jimmy senior drags Jimmy Junior around to all of the cases he testifies in? So here we have Jimmy senior, “Tweedle Dumb”, up on the stand without a degree in anything, but he did receive some training somewhere, never had a mentor to help him with questions he might have about becoming an expert but he was a cell phone salesman of the year one time, sitting up there making $200 an hour. Sitting at the desk next to Mme. Deputy district attorney is Jimmy Junior, “Tweedle Dee”, who presumably has a minimum of a bachelor degree and a degree in jurisprudence and has passed the bar and is making $150 an hour while helping daddy answer questions. Maybe the District Attorney’s Office should have looked for a cell phone expert that could do it on his own without having a puppy tagging along. And getting paid to tag along. Just saying…
Tom wrote: “His testimony drags on, partly because he has to step down from the stand and look at a computer on Marlissa Fereirra’s desk every time he is asked a technical question. This is certainly a money making arrangement for Mr. Cook”.
My comment: Yes Tom, you might call it a money making arrangement. I might call it a money fleecing arrangement. And as far as I know there has not yet been an estimate given on the cost to replace the carpet between the witness stand and the desk were Jimmy Junior is sitting because we know it’s being worn out. We can just add that cost to the already outlandish cost of his testimony.
Tom wrote: “The dollars keep piling up for him with a total of $350.00 per hour for Cook and his lawyer son to work on this case. His testimony is going on forever, and he will certainly be able to relax at a destination of his choice when it is all over”.
My comment: Jimmy boy, I hear Antarctica is nice this time a year.
Tom wrote: “. They would have to be using telepathic communication to pull off a conspiracy to commit murder. The judge stated yesterday that she sees no conspiracy to commit a homicide or conceal a homicide so far. I must wholeheartedly agree with her”.
My comment: Ouch!!! That’s gonna leave a mark on Mdm. deputy Dist. Atty. My clear suggestion would be for the county pay for a box of mouthpieces from a boxing supply store so that when Mdm. deputy Dist. Atty. receives an uppercut like that from the judge that it won’t make her knash her teeth. Just saying…
Tom wrote: “There were no calls between any of these people (Defendants) and the Carson home during this expanded time period.
Marlissa’s conspiracy theory just does not hold any water. Frank and the others should be set free. Why does this torture have to continue”?
My comment: Tom, you have to remember that there are law enforcement careers and political careers at stake in this case. Desperate people take desperate measures legal or otherwise. Once the toothpaste is out of the tube you can’t put it back in. They have opened up a can of worms that appear to be on steroids because they are squirming and wiggling all over this case. When people see their elite careers possibly going away, there is no limit to the means they will take to preserve their lavish lifestyles. 2014, Special Agent Bunch, approximately $171,000. City of Modesto police Detective Jon Evers, approximately $173,000. There’s $344,000 paid to two investigators in one year. Just saying…
Tom wrote: “. Marlissa’s cell phone data seems to exonerate everyone that is charged in this case”.
My comment: Tom, please refer to my comment above this one. Even Stevie Wonder can see that.
Tom wrote: “Cook testifies that he produced a Word document that he provided the investigators in August of 2015. He is asked for it. He states that he does not have it with him. Judge Zuniga is forcing Cook to provide this Word document to her”.
My comment: Tom, you suppose there was any midnight oil burning that night drafting a Word document to make it look better. Jimmy boy stated that he does not have it with him. But I’ll bet if you patted old Jimmy down and checked his pockets, you would find plenty of deposit receipts for his bank. Gee, do I want a black or a gold Lexus this week.
Marty wrote: “It started out with an email that was received by the clerk in the courtroom from an Alameda County District Attorney’s Office asking when this hearing was going to be finished, as there waiting for Jesse Garcia in a pending case. The question brought a large chuckle from everybody in the room they get that’s a question everybody is asking in this monstrosity”.
My comment: Marty, possibly the judge should refer to the Alameda County District Attorney’s Office to the Los Angeles County District Attorney’s Office and reference the “McMartin case.
Marty said: “… see that old swagger back in Mr. Coates face and his ability to answer questions finally returned I guess it was simply because you’d be in asked questions by the Dist. Atty. which is back in his comfort zone. It was obvious to me that Melissa Ferreira was trying to rehabilitate this gentleman’s decimation by the defense team”.
My comment: Marty, I know you meant Mr. Cook, dad gum Dragon anyway. And yes Mdm. deputy Dist. Atty. obviously managed to get him back in his comfort zone because from what I’ve read and saw when I was there for Mr. Cook’s “Come to Jesus testimony”, Mr. Cook was “zoned out”. If the truth will set you free, there are so many prosecution witnesses that are bound hand and foot and trying to stumble around. “Rehabilitate”! That would be like giving the public a turd and trying to convince them it was a Tootsie Roll. Ain’t gonna happen!
Marty said: “The DA also trying to establish that the witness has had some ideas and understandings with FBI agents in the past and worked on cases…”.
My comment: Yeah we can sure rely on the FBI’s credibility and integrity. But unless your name rhymes with killary and the FBI director is James “commie”, dad gum Dragon again, I mean James Comey, you are poop out of luck. So much for the FBI.
Marty said: “The DA try to talk about some landline phone calls that were made to Frank Carson’s law office, and the witness advised that those would not be documented in the historical records. The DA began asking about landline records and if he reviewed and start leading to multiple objections which was led by Jesse Garcia, who was feeling like I was at the time that this gentleman was certified as a cell phone expert and now they want him to testify to landline phones and service…”.
My comment: Marty, did you ever hear the story about the little boy over in Holland or one of those dikey countries who tried to save the village by sticking his finger in a hole in the dike that was having water come through? Well all of a sudden other holes in the dike began to appear and other people had to stick their fingers in those holes to try to hold back the rush of water that was going to come.
Trying to slide old Jimmy boy in as a landline expert was another attempt by Mdm. deputy Dist. Atty. to plug another hole in her case which represents the dike. Well there are too many holes in the dike and not enough fingers to fill them up.
The Titanic is getting ready to go down and the “Captainess” of the ship will be going down with it.
Look for my upcoming articles on the Doug Maner “You will vote for me or you will pay” scandal! Just saying…
“The two enemies of the people are criminals and government, so let us tie the second down with the chains of the Constitution so the second will not become the legalized version of the first.” – Thomas Jefferson