ONE DOWN, MANY MORE TO GO
By Warren Yates
Because of prior work commitments I’ve been unable to attend this persecution as often as I would like. But I have been following the commentaries by Marty Carlson and Tom Jensen. Knowing that like myself, we only write what is actually happening in court on a daily basis. I am taking excerpts from Marty and Tom’s commentaries and elaborating on some of them.
Prior to launching into my commentary, I would like each of you to read the article below and realize that somewhere in America there are courts that prosecute the correct people. After you read this article, we can hope that prosecution of the correct people will extend from Texas to Stanislaus County.
For the First Time Ever, a Prosecutor Will Go to Jail for Wrongfully Convicting an Innocent Man
Today in Texas, former prosecutor and judge Ken Anderson pled guilty to
Intentionally violating Brady in a case that sent an innocent man, Michael, to prison for the murder of his wife. When trying the case as a prosecutor, Anderson possessed evidence that may have cleared Morton, including statements from the crime’s only eyewitness that Morton wasn’t the culprit. Anderson sat on this evidence, and then watched Morton get convicted. While Morton remained in prison for the next 25 years, Anderson’s career flourished, and he eventually became a judge.
In today’s deal, Anderson pled to criminal contempt, and will have to give up his law license, perform 500 hours of community service, and spend 10 days in jail. Anderson had already resigned in September from his position on the Texas bench.
What makes today’s plea newsworthy is not that Anderson engaged in misconduct that sent an innocent man to prison. Indeed, while most prosecutors and police officers are ethical and take their constitutional obligations seriously, government misconduct—including disclosure breaches known as Brady violations—occurs so frequently that it has become one of the chief causes of wrongful conviction.
What’s newsworthy and novel about today’s plea is that a prosecutor was actually punished in a meaningful way for his transgressions.
Also newsworthy here in Modesto California, although the Modesto Bee refuses to report it, Mme. chief deputy Dist. Atty. who is prosecuting this case and has throughout the length of this case, repeatedly failed to disclose Brady material in direct violation of Brady vs Maryland. This is the same conduct that the prosecutor in the above referenced article committed which resulted in a charge of criminal contempt. Loss of his license to practice law and 10 days in jail is a mockery of justice compared to the 25 years of Hell that Michael Morton had to endure in prison.
Common decency and justice cry out for proper punishment. As the article said, criminal prosecutor Anderson’s career flourished and he even became a judge. This low life dirtbag
prosecutor blatantly violated the very law he was being paid to enforce. The fact that he knowingly withheld the Brady material means he had a malignant heart. My recommendation is that this dreg of society should spend at least 12 ½ years in prison for his dastardly deed.
Mr. Morton spent 25 years in a prison, which as if that was not bad enough, knew that he was in fact innocent of the crime he was charged with. While on the outside this pompous fat cat piece of crap “guardian of the people” lived the high life while Mr. Morton suffered in prison. This prosecutor is lower than whale crap on the ocean floor. Every case that he has prosecuted needs to be revisited to see how many other victims there may be of his illicit prosecutions. Who knows how many other convictions may be overturned and innocent people set free from prison when the truth is made known.
There is no doubt in my mind that Mr. Morton in his lawsuit against the county and this criminal prosecutor/judge will recover monetary damages. Come on people. If someone took away 25 years of your life and had you locked up in a prison cell, is there really an amount of money that could adequately compensate you for the Hell you went through.
In my estimation, the answer is NO! Think about all the weddings, graduations, birthdays, Christmas’s, family outings, hugging your children, vacations and sleeping in your own bed you’ve done without for 25 years because of illegal malicious prosecution. In reading this news article I am brought to tears with compassion for what Mr. Morton had to endure at the hands of a stinking pond scum sucking criminal prosecutor.
If you’ve read my commentaries before, you know that I am completely pro-law enforcement. If you’ve done the crime, I expect you to do the time. But if you’re innocent, may God curse those who have corruptly, knowingly and brazenly taken one third of a man’s life and cast it asunder. To reiterate, loss of license to practice law, 500 hours of picking up trash and 10 days in jail. Shame on the judge that allowed this plea deal. The only good news out of this whole mess is that Michael Morton is now free.
That having been said, now let’s get back to Stanislaus County and the persecution of the Carson 8. If you have spent any time in court or have read the commentaries that are being written, you know that there have been too many instances in which the Mme. chief deputy Dist. Atty. has failed to disclose Brady material. She has failed to discover reports, recordings and/or videos too many times to count. It is only after the repeated requests by the defense attorneys and sometimes on her own, Judge Zuniga has thoroughly excoriated the Mme. chief deputy Dist. Atty. for failing to provide most often, exculpatory evidence which tends to show the innocence of the defendants. Does anyone reading this see somewhat of a parallel between Texas and Stanislaus County? Stevie Wonder can see that.
Voltaire (1694-1778) Still working today Monsieur Voltaire.
Today we might use the word asinine, idiotic, vindictive or unintelligent.
On today’s date I was able to attend the morning session in this canine and equine extravaganza. I think you know what I mean. The court actually began at 10:25 AM. Due to the fact that the prosecution’s star witness, Robert Woody was going to testify today, the courtroom was pretty well packed to capacity. The excitement was building to see what the prosecution’s best had to offer.
Robert Lee Woody was brought into the courtroom looking like Little Lord Fauntleroy in a specially tailored suit, blue shirt and tie. His hair was combed back into a ponytail which swayed back and forth as he walked. I understand guys named Bubba and Leroy like ponytails. Just saying …
As he approached the witness stand, he was told to raise his right hand to be administered the oath. I began to choke quietly and then it turned into silent laughter. What a joke! This oxygen wasting dreg of society killer wouldn’t know the truth at this point if it walked up and slapped him between the chops. But he did take an oath so I’m sure he will tell the truth now, don’t you boys and girls? LOL!!!
As the Mme. district attorney opened questioning she said “Good morning”. He returned the pleasantry. She then asked “How are you today?” “Fine “he bubbled back. So much for social fluff. He testified that he had worked for the Athwals for about nine years. He did plumbing, painting, landscaping, construction and electrical. However in his testimony he did say that he did some electrical work that set off the breakers and a real electrician had to be called in to repair it. He said that one of the Athwals called him stupid. You remember about if the shoe fits what you do with it?
Looking at his demeanor on the stand after about eight minutes into his testimony he was alternately laughing and grinning like a hyena. DRUGS ARE BAD!!! As Mme. chief deputy Dist. Atty. lobbed softball questions at him, he seemed to relish it. During questioning one of the defense attorneys objected to a question and the judge sustained the objection. Mme. chief deputy Dist. Atty. did not seem to get the message and Judge Zuniga had to tell her twice that the objection had been sustained. Hey, probably just a little “short circuit “that we have heard so much about on the national stage. If you get my drift. HRC LOL!!!
Woody went on to state that he was arrested for possession of stolen property and Bad Moon Bail Bonds bailed him out. He said that the Athwals bailed him out. He stated that they took him into the office of Frank Carson to see if he would represent him. During the questioning, his partner of four years, Robin Atenhoffer came up. She is now deceased and while speaking about her, Woody, lothario, bon vivant, gentleman, stud and respecter of women that he is, referred to his deceased partner as “My old lady”. I think when it comes to class or lack thereof, this says it all.
During the testimony Mme. chief deputy Dist. Atty. did her usual ranting, raving thereby fulfilling her instruction to drag this preliminary hearing out as long as she can at the request of the Dist. Atty. Commentator Marty Carlson from DAWGS BLOG has indicated that he has received the information from an inside source at the District Attorney’s Office. Because the information came from Marty Carlson, I believe the information to be accurate. It sure seems so.
While Woody was testifying about meetings here and there, the defense attorneys asked him to be specific about what dates these meetings took place. Mme. chief deputy Dist. Atty. then immediately jumped in to protect him and said that her star witness, Robert Woody is “not good with dates”. DRUGS ARE BAD!!! So Mme. chief deputy district attorney was able to supply the dates of the alleged meetings. It appears that he is also not good with telling the truth. It was getting toward lunchtime and the judge called the noon recess. I was not able to make it back for the afternoon session so please refer to the commentaries by Marty Carlson and Tom Jensen. But I do have a little more to say.
I’m going to now highlight some excerpts from Marty and Tom’s commentaries to reinforce the fact that this persecution is based on a personal vendetta.
“Bunch tells Hans that he does not recall the dates when he and Jacobson drove Woody back and forth from the undisclosed jail location”.
“When asked again by Hans Hjertonsson if he had said that Brian Woody had said that Baljit Athwal was doing security, Bunch admitted that he had said that on the stand. Bunch looked destroyed on the stand at this time. Bunch admits that his testimony was “Incorrect” about Robert Woody, Daljit Atwal, and Baljit Athwal being on the Carson property that night.”
Incorrect? Bull pucky!! When I was a kid, if I broke a window by a bad throw with a baseball, when asked by my dad if I did it, and I said no or I don’t recall as most of the prosecution’s witnesses seem to say, then when dad would say well Mrs. Smith saw you do it and I would then say oh, sorry dad, I was “incorrect”. After I had my butt beat, my dad would have said that’s for being incorrect or as we know the real word “LYING”.
So let me get this straight. If I am on the witness stand under oath, and when asked a question and I said no and it was shown that I was lying, I could just say that my answer was incorrect and I wouldn’t face any ramifications for lying on the witness stand. Let me tell you folks, if any of us were on the witness stand and gave false testimony you better believe would be charged with perjury. But not Special Agent Bunch. They can try playing games with semantics but the bottom line is, he was lying.
On numerous occasions when Special Agent Bunch was testifying regarding reports he had done, interviews he had videotaped or recorded, after he gave his testimony, the defense played the video or the recording and showed that the testimony he gave under oath on the witness stand was vastly different from what actually was said on the recording or on the video. Oh but wait! He wasn’t lying hoping he would not be discovered, he was merely “incorrect”. Just remember folks, if anyone of us is on the stand and we lied about an answer, we would not be charged with being incorrect. The prosecutor would charge us with perjury. But then we are just lowly common citizens and not prosecution witnesses or Special Agents or a chief deputy Dist. Atty. Just saying…
I was going to do a few more of these but I am going to put this commentary to press. I have so many discrepancies, lies, innuendos, self-serving statements, false representations and skullduggery that has been exhibited by the prosecution’s witnesses, I could write for a month straight and still not finish. As they say in the reporter trade That’s -30-. I’m sure the Bee reporter should be able to explain what that means to you if he stays around long enough. But that’s another story.
Thanks for reading this and I hope you get something out of it.
FREE THE CARSON 8