By Warren Yates

August 28, 2018 – On my last commentary approximately 3 weeks ago, I said that for those of you followers of my commentaries and also for the people on the jury of the alleged Carson murder canine and equine show, if you get my drift, I am going to reprint from one of my prior commentaries a couple of years ago proof that chief deputy district attorney Marlissa Ferrera was proven to be a bald faced liar in the preliminary hearing.

So to refresh the memories of my prior readers and to enlighten the jury members and I know some/all of you are reading this, here is part of an article I wrote during the preliminary hearing.

March 13, 2016 Now wait a minute, you don’t mean to tell me that Ferreira lied during this hearing are you? You better bet your sweet bippy I am as follows: Then we get on to Ms. Ferreira’s claim that no deals have been made for any of these star prosecution witnesses. Earlier in the hearing a person by the name of Ronald Glenn Cooper Junior was brought from Pleasant Valley State Prison to testify for the prosecution. Again, Ms. Ferreira states that there were no deals made. Well let me insert a comment from one of my earlier commentaries regarding that:

But this morning we had the pleasure of listening to Deputy District Attorney Elizabeth de Jong as she took the stand to defend the DEAL made to potential three striker Ronald Glenn Cooper Junior. She was certainly trying to do the “Nae Nae” dance in response to the defense attorneys questions why a deal was cut to let Mr. Cooper, a fine broth of a lad by the way, chortle chortle, get 4 years on what should have been a three strikes case. After all, all he did was break into a house, apparently steal something, terrorize a female and stick a knife up to her throat and terrorize her. He pled to inflicting corporal punishment on a spouse co-habitant.

Now comes Deputy Public Defender Benjamin Rosenstein who apparently has no problem in telling the truth. He represents both Ronald Cooper Junior and Michael Cooley. And right out of the gate Mr. Rosenstein states that both of his clients are promised leniency in their unrelated cases for their testimony. THIS MAKES FERREIRA A BALD FACED PERJURER!!! LIAR IN OTHER WORDS!!!

Immediately after hearing this truth, Dist. Atty. Ferreira immediately begins to attack Mr. Rosenstein saying he has only been an attorney since 2012. And that has mainly been in one court and that is no way Mr. Rosenstein could know if all local prosecutors always ask defense attorneys to request continuances. Obviously Mr. Rosenstein said something that ruffled the feathers of the Dist. Atty.

It is so refreshing to have a county employee who is not afraid to tell the truth. I commend Mr. Rosenstein for his candor and honesty. I certainly trust that Mr. Rosenstein will not be castigated, criticized, coerced or compromised in any way because of his courage and wanting to set the record straight.

We here in Stanislaus County know that there’s a powerful political machine we have to contend with. Thank you Mr. Rosenstein for your service to the citizens of Stanislaus County. This young man has more integrity and search for the truth in his little finger then Ferreira has in her whole body. Just saying…

This November in approximately 9 weeks the citizens of Stanislaus County are going to be voting for one of two people for the office of district attorney. It is imperative if you wish to reclaim the integrity, honesty and confidence of the office of district attorney,


birgit fladagator had stated in an open candidate forum that if a case was brought to the office of the Dist. Atty. and a person were factually innocent or not guilty, she has ordered the rookie deputy district attorneys of which there are many because her management skills have made many seasoned deputy district attorneys leave the office several of whom have publicly stated they left because of her.

What that means is if you are one of your loved ones was arrested in a questionable case and it was shown that you or your loved ones was factually innocent, the Dist. Atty. will proceed against you or your loved one costing you many many thousands of dollars to bail out, pay for attorneys fees, lose time at work or lose your job because of false allegations just so the fladagator can train green fresh out of law school recruits to go out and rip and tear people whether guilty or innocent and deprive them of their constitutional right to life, liberty and the pursuit of happiness.

If you vote for birgit fladager may God have mercy on your soul or the soul of your innocent loved ones when the fladagator comes knocking on your door to eat you or one of your innocent loved ones. If you vote for her you deserve whatever happens to you or your loved ones because of her vindictive, vicious prosecutorial misconduct because if she does not like you or that loved one of yours, she will go to whatever tax payers expense it takes to persecute prosecute, no persecute is a more accurate definition of what she will do to you.



What does the Modesto Bee say?

April 28, 2018 at 3:30 PM: The Bee does not believe Fladager is as awful as her critics paint her. But we do believe it’s time to give the office a fresh start. Voters will narrow this four-person field to two candidates on June 5 (assuming no one gets 50 percent), and those two candidates should be John Mayne and Patrick Kolasinski.

Three election cycles back, Mayne drove a truck carrying candidate Fladager in a parade. Now he insists the DA’s office cannot be fixed without sweeping new leadership. Kolasinski says the DA’s office suffers from a crisis in both leadership and management, and needs help from someone who understands the private sector.

That’s a debate we’d like to hear more of in November – from John Mayne and Patrick Kolasinski.

June 4, 2018 at 4:46 PM:

Stanislaus County

District Attorney: John R. Mayne, Patrick Kolasinski – DA’s office can use fresh air.

It is unmistakably clear that the Modesto Bee clearly supports John Mayne for the office of district attorney of Stanislaus County. YOU SHOULD TOO IF YOU ARE SMART!

Okay let’s get back to more information as to why the fladagator needs to be removed from office in 10 weeks. I am going to insert a paragraph or so from my last commentary on August 8, 2018. The fladagator has never made one court appearance in what could be described as the most sensational criminal trial ever in Stanislaus County.

I’m just going to throw in here again the fact that the FLADAGATOR has not once graced the court with the honor of her presence. Chortle chortle. Judge Zuniga even commented on that fact during the preliminary hearing. You would think that the prosecution Queen Bee would be all over this case taking credit for what a great job her staff is doing. But no!!! WHAT IS SHE AFRAID OF? WHAT IS SHE ASHAMED OF? WHAT IS SHE WORRIED ABOUT?
She sits up in her penthouse like the Queen of Tarts. We may never know unless she wants to tell us during her going away party in November 2018 when John Mayne takes over as an honest, ethical, principled, moral and truthful Dist. Atty. GO JOHN MAYNE!!! Drain the swamp John!!!

I thought about contacting the United States Justice Department requesting an investigation and action against a Dist. Atty. who believes in prosecuting innocent people to give her rookie district attorneys practice. But then I got to thinking about it, and our current Atty. Gen. Jeff Sessions won’t even indict our own domestic enemies like clinton, strock or stroke and he has been stroking the FBI, holder, some say comey I say commie, lynch, brennan I lost my security clearance boo hoo hoo,

So I guess hoping they would come into indict and arrest the fladagator would be too much to hope for. The fladgator is just a small drip in the big pond of corruption.

Let us not forget an issue that arose approximately 3 years ago when the flat a gator used taxpayers money to defend the chief deputy district attorney dave “cockroach” harris for jury tampering.

The article states that Stanislaus County Deputy Dist. Atty. dave harris is asking the fifth appellate district court to let him go.

harris claims Superior Court Judge McFadden has abused her discretion and exceeded the bounds of reason. Oh boo hoo hoo!!!

He also asked for a peremptory writ of prohibition restraining respondent court from enforcing its judgment ordering petitioner committed to the county jail for five days for contempt of court. Oh boo hoo boo!! Put him in for a few days to see what it’s like!!

harris requests relief from the appellate court in that it issued an immediate stay of these proceedings which are to continue July 27, 2015 in the Stanislaus County Superior Court Department to until the appellate court rules upon and made orders to the Superior Court regarding petitioners requested relief as follows:

DA harris asked the court to issue a peremptory writ of mandate directing the respondent Superior Court to dismiss the order to show cause against the petitioner.

harris asked that the Superior Court remove Frank Carson as co-prosecutor. Boo hoo hoo!! Cry baby harris.

Attorney Frank Carson made Judge Steffan aware of the misconduct by harris in tampering with the jury in the AJ Pontillo case and of withholding exculpatory evidence from the court and the jury that could have put Pontillo in jail for life had he been convicted. Pontillo was completely exonerated on all charges.

harris also asked the appellate court to issue a preemptory writ of mandate and/or prohibition directing the respondent Superior Court to recuse Judge McFadden from the proceeding, and appoint and unbiased and impartial judicial officer to preside over the order to show cause. Oh boo hoo hoo!!!

Tampering with the jury is a felony and DA harris is getting a break because DA fladagator is not going to charge her chief deputy with a crime.

So while we are talking about favoritism and covering things up, someone told me that they saw in a motion filed with the Carson case, a workman’s comp kerfuffle involving investigator Bunch. Don’t know anything about it so maybe one of our readers can check it out and advise me. I’ll never be up to speed on this case. I am relying on trusted sources when I speak what is currently going on in court since I have not been able to attend for some time.

So prosecutorial misconduct, waste of taxpayer’s money to protect their own, trying to cover up a felony committed by her chief deputy harris, withholding exculpatory evidence and generally embarrassing, disgracing, degrading the office of district attorney of Stanislaus County is the current bill of fare. Maybe we should call her flaky fladager. Since all of the fladagator’s prosecutorial misconduct obviously began the day she took office and decided that she was going to win her cases either illegally or it legally.

She obviously prefers to take the illegal route when you look over the years since she has been in office and makes a pattern of violating Brady versus Maryland by failing to provide exculpatory evidence in a timely manner. I have written about several cases that she has committed a Brady violation in. I’m sure she must be veeeeerrrrry proud of herself. Chortle chortle.

A little about withholding exculpatory evidence from the defense teams. I’m gonna start with one that goes back a number years in the Scott Peterson case. For what it’s worth, which is probably nothing, I fully feel that Scott Peterson is guilty.

What I’m going to point out is that there was some information that could have been exculpatory had it been followed up on. You can Google this correctional officer’s name and see the whole story.

Lt. Xavier Aponte, who worked in the Investigations Unit at the California Rehabilitation Institute at Norco east of Los Angeles, called MPD with important information.  A phone call between an inmate and his brother had been recorded.  Aponte’s memory of that information was later given to both defense and prosecution in separate statements.”

As you probably remember, the fladagator teamed with Rick Distaso in prosecuting Scott Peterson. And of course this is the case that the fladagator rode in on the coattails of to become Dist. Atty. Rick Distaso as we know is now a Stanislaus County Superior Court judge.

A reasonable person would think that with the tons of investigators employed by the District Attorney’s Office, someone should have followed up possible exculpatory evidence with the same rigor that the Queen’s investigators went after Mayor Sabatino, AJ Pontillo, Frank Drummond, Georgia DeFilippo, Christina DeFilippo and Eduardo “Eddie” Quintanar.

All of the above six persons were persecuted by the flaky fladagator. All of the above six persons were either exonerated, had charges dismissed or were found not guilty. All of the above six persons have a relationship with Frank Carson either through business or familial ties.

Mayor Sabatino, AJ Pontillo, Frank Drummond and numerous others not mentioned here were all represented by Frank Carson in court and Frank Carson whipped flaky fladagator fladager and her minions like a redheaded stepchild. Frank Carson has been infuriating the fladagator for years and years. As I said before, fladagator’s motto is “If I can’t beat em in court, book em”.

With the unfortunate and tragic death of a young man named Korey Kaufman, probably buy one of several people who had threatened him as brought out in court testimony, the fladagator and her minions began rounding up worthless dregs of society and began “squeezing” them to suborn perjury to implicate the Carson 8 in the death of Korey Kauffman. As I showed in the opening paragraphs of this commentary, ferreira has lied in open court regarding some deals made for these dregs. These dregs were given special consideration, light or no jail time, had charges dismissed and I’m sure some of them got gift cards for McDonald’s.

I was in the interview room at the Sheriff’s office with Eddie after he was arrested as his investigator. In the interview room with navarro, bunch, Eddie, myself and Eddie’s attorney. navarro was conducting the interrogation on Eddie and navarro was using his long term prior friendship with Eddie to elicit information that would have been false and perjury if Eddie had been placed under oath, Eddie told navarro he didn’t know anything about the death of Korey Kauffman.

Strange to say, but I kind of liked navarro when I met him for the first time in the interview room. But after listening to him try play on he and Eddie’s prior school friendship and work friendship, I resented the way he was trying to manipulate their friendship. navarro then became a slimeball to me. I can’t go into all the details of the conversation. But I knew what navarro was doing.

After about 25 minutes someone suggested a break. Eddie’s attorney, bunch and navarro left the room and I stayed with Eddie. After a short time Eddie’s attorney opened the door and called me out into the outer room. ferreira, bunch, navarro, possibly “don’t mention domestic violence around me” evers and numerous others were there.

Eddie’s attorney took me aside and said that the “rat pack” mentioned in the prior paragraph felt that I was signaling Eddie somehow prior to him giving his answers and they’ve requested that I wait downstairs. Needless to say, if you know me, you know that I become loud and vociferous when I have been accused of something I did not do. I was true to form and I yelled that I had a license to protect and I would in no way jeopardize it.

I also yelled that I resent being accused of something I did not do and was visibly upset. There were some startled looks on some faces of the “rat pack”. I have always been honest, forthright and ethical and in my career as a police officer and certainly in my career as a private investigator. Their actions caused me to put them all in the SLIMEBALL COLUMN.

Because I did not want the “rat pack” to draw an unreasonable inference toward Eddie from my riotous reaction to their absurd and ridiculous charge, I relented Eddie’s attorneys request and went downstairs to the lobby.

I see that super salesman and I don’t have a degree but I can hook you up with a great data plan cook is off the stand which will allow the jury to enjoy their week off knowing they don’t have to come back and listen to more of his dribble.

I’m going to insert an excerpt here from a prior commentary regarding how fantastic of an expert ole jimmy is from a case in Santa Clara County in January 2010 in which defense attorney Mark Geragos made a fool out of him showing how ole jimmy has been b’esing courts and juries for a long time.

The three attorneys here and Mark Geragos eight years ago pretty well sliced and diced ole jimmy and his boy Cheetah like a chef with a Ginsu knife at Benihana’s.

“Cook, a former AT&T field representative who now trains law-enforcement officials on analyzing wireless devices, presented the jury in Zumot’s murder-arson trial Friday with detailed spreadsheets listing all calls and text messages made and received by Zumot and Schipsi, including ones they exchanged between themselves.

He also produced a series of maps illustrating the coverage areas of the towers the two cell phones used between the evening of Oct. 14 and the evening of Oct. 15.

Cook’s testimony was instantly disputed by Zumot’s attorney Mark Geragos, who produced his own AT&T records and argued that the data Cook relied on doesn’t actually exist.
Geragos showed the jury the AT&T report listing the call data from the two phones. For the three phone calls in which the two phones appeared to be traveling together, the fields that normally display data for cell towers were blank.

Geragos blasted Cook’s findings
and told him to produce the AT&T report on which he based his conclusions. When Cook couldn’t produce that report, Geragos pointed out repeatedly that the numbers Cook was showing the jurors was an Excel spreadsheet that Cook himself had put together — not raw data from the company.

“There isn’t a single record from AT&T that has this cell-tower data,” Geragos said during his cross-examination.”

Though I have a whole lot more I want to write and with the jury being out all this week I will probably be able to have a little time to draft another commentary or two.

So for all of the people reading my commentaries, and for all the jury members reading the commentaries, hopefully you’re seeing that the Dist. Atty. and her minions want Frank Carson put away so bad they will stoop to whatever low they have to to imprison an innocent person and his friends.


Stand by, more to come.










Week 19, Day 67 (So Angry Today)

We came in today for a couple of hearings. The first hearing was the bail hearing on the three defendants. The second hearing was a 402 hearing concerning the potential testimony of defense witness Dr. Richard Leo. Dr. Leo specializes in police interrogation techniques, and false confessions. The defense is trying to show that the interrogation techniques used on Robert Woody caused a false confession in the alleged murder of Korey Kauffman.

Let’s start out with the bail revocation hearing. Judge Zuniga keeps all of us waiting because she was late. What was supposed to start out at 9:00AM started out 39 minutes late. Judge Zuniga starts stating all of the things that she had reviewed in order to make her ruling. She speaks about the seven incidents that were captured on video cameras in the courtroom. She speaks about the many transcripts that she had reviewed. She speaks about the case law that she had reviewed. She speaks about the bail schedule (the dollar amount of bail that is customary in our county.) She speaks about the business and professional code. She speaks about Detective Russkamp. She speaks about the CD recording of Eula Keyes in the courtroom hallway that she watched numerous times.

Judge Zuniga now states that it is totally in her discretion on whether or not she revokes the defendant’s release on their own recognizance. At this point, I know how she is going to rule. I put my head down so she could not see my look of disgust, and started to steam internally.

Judge Zuniga cites the People vs Foster, and the People vs Leon. Judge Zuniga states that this all started in the preliminary examination in Department 26 on 9/22/2016. Judge Zuniga states that she was legally forced to do a balancing act in order to save the integrity of the proceedings in the preliminary examination. The preliminary had gone on for over a year, and the prosecution had just turned over a ton of new discovery, and the defendants had been incarcerated for all that time. The judge was afraid that she was going to get overturned by a court of appeals if she did not act. She states that what she did in releasing murder defendants on their own recognizance was not allowed by the law, but she did it anyway.

Judge Zuniga starts talking about how Marlisa Ferreira had complained about Frank Carson and the Athwal brothers talking in the parking lot of Department 26, but that she had never witnessed this happening. She talks about how the defense had argued that this was retaliation for the defense complaining about the Michael Cooley blow up in the courtroom. Cooley was upset about how he was being treated on the stand during cross-examination. Judge Zuniga states that whatever motivated Marlisa Ferreira to seek this hearing, it is her (Marlisa Ferreira’s) responsibility to show that the defendants violated the terms of their release on their own recognizance. Judge Zuniga states that the defense had argued that Marlisa Ferreira’s motion was untimely. The judge agrees that it would have been helpful if this was done on a more- timely basis, but timeliness was not required. Judge Zuniga states that the courthouse hallways were not sanctuary for the defendants from her order that they have no contact with each other. Judge Zuniga: “An order is an order.”

Judge Zuniga speaks about how Baljit Athwal would not let Beverage Control Officers inspect Pop N Cork Liquors without seeing a business card, and how Daljit Atwal would not put down his cell phone, and was hand cuffed. She speaks about how the Athwals had delayed and obstructed the work of the officers.

Judge Zuniga now goes over incidents on 06/01/2018, 05/17/18, and 05/23/18 where the defendants were seen on surveillance tapes talking to each other in the area of the elevator, and out in front of the courthouse. She speaks about how this contact violated the terms that she had imposed on the defendants when they were released on their own recognizance.

Judge Zuniga shot down the argument by Marlisa Ferreira that Frank Carson had assaulted the person at the DA’s Office when he threw down papers on his desk. She stated that the size of the stack of papers was not given in the evidence that was presented to her. Judge Zuniga also did not see any violation by Frank Carson telling Investigator Russkamp that he should be watching the women’s bathroom. Judge Zuniga could not find any violations in the Aguilar case.

Judge Zuniga states that Frank Carson is his own worst enemy. That he should know better because he is an officer of the court. She finds that Frank Carson violated his terms of release by standing “Shoulder to Shoulder” to Kirk Bunch. Bunch had taken this as a threat. Judge Zuniga: “What was he thinking?” Judge Zuniga stated that Frank Carson threatened the officers when he called Navarro and others “Pieces of Shit” when he was sick and had to leave the courtroom. Judge Zuniga did not believe that Frank Carson had said this under his breath.

Judge Zuniga now briefly takes Marlisa Ferreira to task. Judge Zuniga: “As a prosecutor, you have lost your way.” Judge Zuniga: “You have the power of the state behind you, you should be seeking justice.” Judge Zuniga states that she does not believe Frank Carson when he said that he does not remember having any contact with the Athwal brothers. Judge Zuniga could not see enough evidence in the CD to make a finding that Frank Carson made a comment to Eula Keyes in the hallway. That is concerning the “Lier, Lier, Pants On Fire” alleged comment. Judge Zuniga states that only one violation of her terms of release is necessary for her to rule against the defendants. Judge Zuniga: “O.R.’s Revoked.” I put my head down to hide my response. I do not want to get kicked out of the courtroom again. She states that she is not immediately remanding the defendants to custody. She is giving the defendants until next Tuesday at 9:00AM to post their bail. Judge Zuniga sets Frank Carson’s bail at $600,000. She sets Baljit Athwal’s bail at $200,000. She sets Daljit Atwal’s bail at $250,000. In conversation during a break, I hear that the defendants will all be able to post bail. How broke can you make a person be? In the failing case that Marlisa Ferreira is presenting, this will be the only punishment that she will be able to inflict on these innocent defendants. Shame on her and the DA’s Office for this travesty of justice.

We take a break, and get back into the courtroom around 11:30AM. We now go into a 402 hearing on the expert witness the defense wants to call to the stand concerning police interrogation techniques and false confessions. Defense attorney Hans Hjertonsson asks Dr. Richard Leo about his qualifications. He is a professor of law at UC San Francisco. He has every degree possible, and specializes in police interrogation techniques, and false confessions. He previously taught at UC Irvine. He has 100 peer reviewed articles published on his specialty, and has testified in over 350 cases. About 250 of these cases were tried in California. He mostly works for the defense, and has only worked for the prosecution in 3 cases. Dr. Leo states that the investigators are trained to move denial to admission in their interrogation techniques. He states that they use psychological coercion to accomplish this change. Dr. Leo states that he has gone over numerous tapes of the Robert Woody interviews (Interrogations) and was able to say that they show a high risk of coercion. Dr. Leo states that recent use of DNA evidence has yielded a treasure trove of evidence that shows that many people were forced into false confessions in the past by the use of psychological coercion. Once again, he states that his analysis has found Robert Woody to be at high risk for such a false confession. We are now done with the morning session. Please remember to listen to Marty Carlson’s Podcast to find out what happened in the afternoon. I am disgusted by what happened with the bail hearing. The expense of proving your innocence is staggering, and my heart goes out to the defendants.


William Thomas Jensen (Tom)




2018 Ford F-150 Diesel Earns 30 mpg Rating

Ford announced that its new F-150 Power Stroke Diesel has earned an EPA-estimated fuel economy rating of 22 mpg city/30 mpg highway. These figures represent the highest EPA ratings for a full-size pickup truck and best those of the outgoing 2018 Ram 1500 diesel, which earns 20 mpg city/27 highway for 2-wheel-drive models. Along with the 25 mpg combined rating, the figures coincidently exactly match the figures of the Chevrolet Colorado and GMC Canyon diesel pickups, which are a class-size down and use 4-cylinder engines.

Ford said that the impressive fuel economy figures were the result of more than a decade of labor that included the development of the aluminum body and new 10-speed automatic transmission.

“Even a few years ago, customers wouldn’t have imagined an EPA-estimated rating of 30 mpg highway would be possible in a full-size pickup, but our team of crazy-smart engineers rose to the challenge,” said Hau Thai-Tang, Ford executive vice president, product development and purchasing.

Also: See the 12 Kelley Blue Book Best Buys of 2018

All-new 3.0-liter turbodiesel V6

The 2018 Ford F-150 Power Stroke Diesel will use a 3.0-liter turbodiesel V6 that was developed in-house and shares what the Blue Oval calls “commercial-grade technology” with the well-regarded 6.7-liter Power Stroke diesel found in its F-Series Super Duty trucks.

Along with touting the 30 mpg fuel economy figure, Ford says the new diesel F-150 will have best-in-class power at 250 horsepower and 440 lb-ft of torque, best-in-class towing of up to 11,400 pounds, and best-in-class payload for a light-duty diesel at 2,020 pounds for fleet models and 1,940 pounds for retail models. Those comparisons are against the outgoing 2018 Ram 1500 EcoDiesel. An all-new Ram 1500 has arrived for 2019, but at the moment only V6 and V8 gasoline engines are offered in that rival pickup.

The F-150 Power Stroke diesel is set to head to dealer lots in May, and when it does will mark the sixth powertrain choice for this top-selling truck. Pricing will be announced closer to its on-sale date.