WEEK 33, DAY 114



The Frank Carson ET Al Case has lasted so long. Today, I think I lost yet another good friend. Mr. Moo moved in to our world about 12 years ago. He was a black and white cat who came with a collar and a tag. When I called the owner, she came to the door, and Maggie May, our Shitzu dog started barking as I was holding Moo at the door. Moo bit me, and ran away. The owner left, and never came back. Moo came back, and became an integral part of our world. We were blood brothers for life. Last night, he was struggling with his asthma, and I gave him a breathing treatment. He left in a huff, and I fear he found a place to pass away. I have looked everywhere to no avail for Mr. Moo. Since this case began three years ago, I lost a cat named Sam, Maggie May passed away, and now I fear Moo has passed away as well. This seems to fit Marlisa Ferreira’s goal in stretching out this travesty of justice. If she never ends her case, everyone will eventually die, and she will not feel the sting of losing a case that she can’t win.

I arrived at the courtroom approximately a half an hour late this morning at 10:02AM. Eduardo Quintanar was on the stand for his sixth day of testimony. Marlisa Ferreira was continuing on cross examination, asking Mr. Quintanar about being fired from the CHP for insubordination. She then goes into questions concerning a 03/24/2015 interview with a CHP Sargent Brush. Judge Zuniga has a puzzled look on her face, and states that she does not see the relevance of this interview. We immediately have a side bar. We had many side bars this morning, and the actual testimony that the jury heard was minimal at best. During the side bar, Alonzo Gradford and Eduardo Quintanar left the courtroom to have a talk. They had several of these talks this morning. The side bar was finished long before Alonzo and Mr. Quintanar returned to the courtroom. Marlisa Ferreira was once again hammering Eduardo Quintanar about his changing his story about hearing that Scott McFarlane was living next door to some “Tweekers.” Eduardo Quintanar states now that the people were labeled as thieves. What the Hell does this matter to anything concerning this case? All of her questions during the last 6 days have nothing to do with this case.
They all seem to be focused on making it impossible for Eduardo Quintanar from getting his CHP job back, and protecting herself, Kirk Bunch, Stanislaus County, Frank Navarro, and others from a law suit that has been filed by Mr. Quintanar. Meanwhile, she is dragging out this trial, and I think she is trying to outlast a jury that has seen far too many of her failures to ever render a verdict of guilty for anyone.

Marlisa Ferreira now asks Mr. Quintanar if he ever made any attempt to correct this “Mistake” with Kirk Bunch before he began his testimony. We immediately have another side bar, and Alonzo Gradford and Eduardo Quintanar go out for another talk. At 10:25AM Alonzo Gradford and Mr. Quintanar return to the courtroom. Apparently, Judge Zuniga told her to go on to a different subject during the side bar. She asks Eduardo Quintanar if he was free to leave during this interview. Eduardo Quintanar states that he was not free to leave. She had Eduardo Quintanar read the transcripts of the interview. Kirk Bunch had told him that he did not have to say anything, and was free to leave. This was objected to, and we have another side bar, and Marlisa has to ask the question in a different way. Eduardo Quintanar once again states that he was free to leave the interview.

Marlisa Ferreira now hammers Mr. Quintanar about his testimony where he stated that he was told by his superiors to not talk to the investigators in this case. She points out that Lieutenant Frost had told him that he was conflating the Internal Affairs Investigation with the Criminal Investigation. She points out that when he was talking to his Union Representative Mark Frost (A different Mr. Frost,) he told him: “Dude, he didn’t have any advice for me.” Eduardo Quintanar states that he was looking for clarification on what he should do. Marlisa Ferreira points out that Eduardo Quintanar had told other CHP Officers that Lieutenant Frost did not know what was going on in this case.

Marlisa Ferreira now goes into how he had talked with Daljit Atwal about Daljit’s suspicion that Scott McFarlane was an informant. She states that Eduardo Quintanar, in an interview with Sargent Domby and CHP Officer Hutsel, had said this was because Scott McFarlane was not following his commands. She states therefore, Eduardo Quintanar had lied about this. Eduardo Quintanar denies that he had lied about this. It is now 10:55AM, and we take our morning break until 11:15AM. The jury is taken out of the courtroom, and Eduardo Quintanar is taken out of the courtroom. While the jury, and Mr. Quintanar were out of the courtroom, there was argument about Mr. Quintanar’s statements concerning Scott McFarlane being an informant. It was brought out that during the interview with Sargent Domby, he had called Scott McFarlane “sneaky.”

Judge Zuniga asks Marlisa Ferreira how much longer she intends to keep Eduardo Quintanar on the stand. Judge Zuniga: “He is becoming the new Mr. Cook Mam.” Judge Zuniga: “Let’s Move On Please.” Judge Zuniga: “How many times does a truck have to run over Mr. Quintanar?” Judge Zuniga: “Get him off the stand.” It is determined, that Eduardo Quintanar has been hammered for six days at this point.

At 11:35AM, the jury is brought back into the courtroom, and Eduardo Quintanar is put back on the stand. She gets Eduardo Quintanar to state that Scott McFarlane had told him that Baljit Athwal had a conversation with Scott McFarlane, Daljit Atwal, and Walter Wells about things concerning this case. She gets Eduardo Quintanar to state that his Union Representative was not his Supervisor. Eduardo Quintanar states that Korey Kauffman was not the person who was involved with the fight that he had seen on a video at Pop N Cork Liquors. He denies that a person named Oscar was present when the video was played. He states that he, Daljit Atwal, and Robert Woody were present when the video was played. He states that he believed that Daljit Atwal was about to be robbed when he talked about tracking devices. Marlisa Ferreira gets him to admit that he has never seen a robber use a tracking device in his 13 years as a CHP Officer. Marlisa Ferreira hammers Eduardo Quintanar about stating that he could not refuse his CHP interrogation, but that he actually walked out. Eduardo Quintanar states that he did so on the advice of his attorney Alonzo Gradford. This statement was stricken by Judge Zuniga.

Now, Marlisa Ferreira really gets down and dirty. She gets Eduardo Quintanar to admit that he had called the investigators stupid, faggots, mother fuckers, and fucking guys. He states that he would have not done this if he had known that he was being wire tapped. He admits that this is not in compliance with the CHP Code of Ethics. Marlisa Ferreira now starts hammering Eduardo Quintanar about stating that Kirk Bunch had talked trash to his wife. He states that he had called him a liar, and was going to be arrested. She plays the tape recording that was made by Kirk Bunch, and I don’t really understand why she did so. In the tape recording, the very first words out of Kirk Bunch’s mouth was: “Your husband is going to be arrested.” He did so in a very disrespectful way. Heather Quintanar states: “No, he is not.” Kirk Bunch: “People are lying to you.” Eduardo denies that he had spoken to the defense attorneys while he was in the hallway of the courtroom. He states that he is here to tell the truth. Marlisa Ferreira starts bringing up what she thinks are lies during his testimony. It is now time for our lunchtime break.

Sincerely; William Thomas Jensen (Tom)




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