SILENT TOO LONG
By Warren Yates
10-08-16 – Due to my ever increasing caseload of defendants some of which should not be defendants, I have not been in court for the Carson preliminary hearing as often as I was before. I will state now that several of our defendants have had the victims defer prosecution, and against their wishes the District Attorney’s Office refused to honor the victims request and not prosecute.
You must remember, that the District Attorney’s Office is driven to get as many convictions as they can, even when a very serious charge was reduced down to the equivalent of spitting on the sidewalk. The DAs office just wants one in the conviction column. Nothing could be more evident of that theory, than the persecution of the Carson 8. In this case it is not just wanting to get one in the conviction column, but in addition it is a personal vendetta by the district attorney against a defense attorney that is far more intellectually superior than she is.
One has but to go back into the archives and review the cases that were erroneously brought against Carmen Sabatino, Frank Drummond and Aleo J. Pontillo. These three cases resulted in not guilty or charges dismissed. In all of these cases including the Frank Carson case, all were victimized by the minions of the District Attorney’s Office also known as investigators who successfully bungled their cases. By the way, Frank Carson was the defense attorney in the above listed cases and successfully rubbed the district attorneys nose in the crap. The district attorney’s office motto is “If you can’t beat them, book them”.
Cap’n Crunch, Kirk Bunch and Jake from State Farm Jacobson were two of the bumblers. In the case of Frank Carson, two other stalwarts of law enforcement (Note Sarcasm) were thrown into the mix. They, being Jon (Don’t say domestic violence around me) Evers, Frank Navarro from Turlock PD and Dale Lingerfelt. The least culpable of all of them is Frank Navarro.
My problem with Navarro was that I saw him try to use prior friendships to try to get evidence from a person when that evidence did not exist because the person knew nothing about it. That person then automatically becomes a suspect. Marlissa Ferreira was present that day and there is no doubt that the order came directly from her. There’s that old saying that goes “All’s fair in love and the Stanislaus County District Attorney’s Office”. What a sad state of affairs that is.
For those readers who are not completely up to date, I am going to cut and paste a few entries from past blogs to help show what a farce and travesty of justice this preliminary hearing is. The prosecution’s parade of witnesses read like a list of the 10 most wanted thugs, tweakers, thieves, drug addicts, drug dealers, tweakers, did I say tweakers yet, ha ha, embezzlers, felons, ex-felons, did I say tweakers yet, ha ha, assaulters, knife wielding pukes, did I say tweakers yet, ha ha, liars, perjurers, scum that would sell their grandmother’s false teeth for the next fix and finally tweakers in case I hadn’t said it before.
So let’s put in a few excerpts showing some of these barrel scraping standup criminals who are offered deals in exchange for their testimony if they say the right thing. When asked, Ferreira said there were “no deals made”. Deputy Public defender Ben Rosenstein testified in open court, that in fact deals had been made for two of his clients in exchange for their testimony. That makes Marlissa Ferreira a “bald faced liar”. Was Ferreira admonished or held in contempt of court for lying in court? No. It’s obvious that the District Attorney’s Office is getting a pass by the judge.
11-25-15 – “As I mentioned earlier in a comment, Dist. Atty. Ferreira complained to Judge Zuniga that I was writing comments regarding this case. She said that my writings were inflammatory and might influence potential jurors if this “case” makes it to trial. I am paraphrasing what she said. She also mentioned to Judge Zuniga that she wants a “gag order “put in place. Judge Zuniga refused a request and told her to file a motion.
As I mentioned, I am humbled by the thought that deputy Dist. Atty. Ferreira feels that something I write could possibly influence anyone and sway their opinion regarding this airtight, slam-dunk, gotcha, “it’s in the bag” and it’s all over but the shouting case of theirs. Chortle, chortle!!!
Dist. Atty. Ferreira wants to suffocate my right to publish an average citizen’s perception of the events of this preliminary hearing. I have no idea what Dist. Atty. Ferreira is so afraid of regarding what I write. Albert Einstein once said “Unthinking respect for authority is the greatest enemy of truth”. As citizens, we have to have respect for authority, but must not go along like lambs being led to slaughter”. I will close with a quote from another Patriot, Thomas Paine: “Society in every state is a blessing, but government, even in its best stage, is but a necessary evil; in its worst state an intolerable one”.
11-10-15 – One thing I noticed that Harris said initially today that the Carson case was a blue star case. When asked what a blue star case meant, Harris said it was a special case when someone significant was involved and it was Harris’ job to “monitor/shepherd” the case. And yes Harris did continually say that there were no agreements or considerations given to any of the criminal witnesses that the prosecution put on the stand. (So this makes Harris a bald-faced liar too, unless he wants to admit that he has no control over his “underlings”. Liar or no control Harris?)
He was then asked, don’t you hate Frank Carson. He answered no not really. He stated he hates what he does (Of course he hates what he does. Frank Carson makes the District Attorney’s Office look like a bunch of jackasses and nobody would like that!) But he doesn’t hate Frank Carson. (Lie or no lie?) Harris was asked if Frank Carson had turned him into the State Bar. Harris replied not that I’m aware of. (Lie or no lie? You bet he knows.)
Martha Carlton Magana then mentioned that “Mr. Microphone”, Mark Davis had worn a wire against Carmen Sabatino. Melissa Ferreira then stated the defense is constantly telling half-truths. (Coming from the source I thought that was rather funny). It was openly admitted in court by Ferreira eventually that they had provided a wire to Mark Davis to surreptitiously record anybody he could.
12-03-15 – During the interview Bunch tells Cooper that if things work out, I’ll make sure you get consideration and you know I am a man of my word. (Ferreira = No Deals. (Lie or no lie?)
In regards to the stolen antique train sets, Cooper said that a woman named Amber who lived in the front house on Lander Avenue had one of the train sets. After this information from Cooper we still don’t hear about law enforcement working on a case against Amber for possession of stolen property. (Why not?)
Oh wait! My bad! There aren’t any criminal charges pending against Michael Cooley, Eula Keyes or Linda Burns for possession of stolen property either. Now whose fault do you suppose that is? And their free ride for possession of stolen property of course, has nothing to do with the testimony they are presenting in this case. DUH? Anything wrong with any of these pictures? Just saying…
At this point Deputy District Atty. Ferreira interrupted the court proceedings and asked Judge Zuniga to make Mr. Garcia move. She stated that he is standing behind her to her right and as Mr. Forkner asked questions of the witness, Mr. Garcia is making comments. She stated she had asked Mr. Garcia to move but he refused. WAH WAH WAH! What a cry baby!
The judge asked Mr. Garcia to move over by the podium which he did. Still not satisfied with his positioning as Deputy District Atty. Ferreira still looked concerned, Judge Zuniga asked Mr. Garcia to move to the other side of the podium. Mr. Garcia in doing so left him approximately 24 inches further away from Ms. Ferreira. That little bit seemed to take care of it. What a difference a foot or two makes.
(And in the case of the prosecution witnesses, what a difference a lie makes.)
Cooper stated that at one point, Cooley thought that he Cooper, was trying to do the “Nay Nay” dance with Cooley’s girlfriend Eula Keyes. Cooley pulled a knife and threatened Cooper who stated he had no interest in dear Eula. Cooper went on to state that Cooley was a violent person. (In this case, beauty had to be in the eye of the beholder, believe me!)
Continuing his testimony, Cooper stated that he had seen Michael Cooley beating up people several times. He had also seen Cooley carrying knives and threatening people numerous times. It would appear that at times Michael Cooley and Ronald Cooper were trying to “out knife” each other if you will.
Testimony up to this point shows that Michael Cooley generally pulled his knives on men while Cooper preferred putting his knife to the throat of a female/s. I guess the old adage “anything you can do; I can do better “would apply in their competitive instances.
12-30-15 – Deputy Dist. Atty. Ferreira stated that she is making an objection on behalf of the state of California regarding the documents being sent to the defense attorney. Judge Zuniga immediately notified deputy Dist. Atty. Ferreira that she has no standings to object on behalf of the state of California so her objection was overruled. As verified in the public record, deputy district attorney Ferreira quite often inserts herself in areas in which she has no business. Ouch! Smack down number 1.
Having recovered from that smack down by the Judge, deputy district attorney Ferreira then stated that she wanted the name of the person that Mr. Garcia spoke to at the Department of Justice. Mr. Garcia told Ms. Ferreira he was not going to reveal the name. Judge Zuniga then told Ms. Ferreira “you call the Department of Justice yourself”. Ouch! Smack down number 2 and we barely got started. Just saying…
Ms. Ferreira then admitted that she had no evidence showing that his (Hampton’s) life would be in danger. Judge Zuniga then stated that Ms. Ferreira’s arguments were offensive and that Hampton would be required to answer the question. Ouch! Smack down number 3.
Judge Zuniga then told Ms. Ferreira that you are making it much more difficult and complicated than it needs to be. Ms. Ferreira then said well if you’re going to make him answer, and then Judge Zuniga interrupted her and said “Let me handle this ma’am”. Ouch! Smack down number 4.
Ms. Magana stated that she would provide copies to all of the defense attorneys. At that point deputy district attorney Ferreira chimed in and said me too! Judge Zuniga told her no Ms. Ferreira it you do not get them! Ouch! Smack down number, oh I lost count.
Deputy DA Ferreira then said “I’m sure the court will rule accordingly on the motion” and Judge Zuniga responded “I am sure you will object accordingly Ms. Ferreira”. Ouch! Smack down and I still don’t remember what number it is up to.
Well I could go on and on but I just wanted to briefly recap some of the instances in which the DA Ferreira lied and again without sanction.
Speaking to people who are in the courtroom in my absence, it is become obvious that Robert Woody is nothing but a sock puppet for his handler Jake from State Farm Jacobson. Woody is in fear that he will spend the rest of his life in prison if he doesn’t testify to what he’s told to testify to. There is speculation in the gallery that they are providing Woody will whatever he “needs” in the way of Big Macs, ice cream and pharmaceuticals if you get my drift.
Woody’s mother Beverly, when he was in jail, held up a piece of paper on the glass for Woody to read which instructed him as to what he is supposed to say when he testified. Now Woody’s mother cannot read or write, and I wonder whose DNA would be on that paper she held up to the glass. I’ve got a couple of ideas and I’m sure you do too. The case is crumbling under the weight of Robert Woody’s testimony. No matter what bad things Robert Woody is done in his lifetime, he has become a pawn and a victim of the District Attorney’s Office in their vendetta against Frank Carson.
With Jake from State Farm and Captain Crunch Bunch handling all of these dregs of society, one might say “Don’t get your hands dirty”. But if your hands are already filthy, no problem huh?
As I mentioned before in one of my commentaries, I feel that the court bailiffs that are there to keep the defendants from “escaping” the courtroom will soon be there to prevent the Dist. Atty. and her staff of the minions involved in this persecution from escaping the courtroom. And unfortunately, the taxpayers of Stanislaus County will be the ones that have to pay the victims being persecuted in this egregious case of prosecutorial misconduct.