03-19-16 – By Warren Yates –
I have been absent from the proceedings lately due to my commitment that I have to work on other cases. In some of the cases I am working, some of those accused may not be guilty and only charged on the basis of circumstantial evidence that the District Attorney’s Office has gleaned from witnesses who may be mistaken, maybe lying, maybe under the influence of illicit narcotics, may have something to gain in exchange for their testimony or may just have a personal vendetta against the accused. Dad gum! If I didn’t know better I would swear that that description fits the Carson 8. I never thought of that before, chuckle, chuckle.
I did attend the morning session on March 17, 2016 to hear the arguments regarding allowing Frank Carson to become co-counsel in his case. In one of her arguments to oppose the motion, Mme. district attorney Ferreira cried foul, stating that Frank Carson knows many of the prosecution witnesses and has represented several of them. Ms. Ferreira knows that Frank Carson knows how these lowlife, scumbag witnesses think. And Ms. Ferreira thinks that this may give Mr. Carson an unfair advantage. An unfair advantage of extracting the truth, Ms. Ferreira?
As part of the arguments, defense attorney Percy Martinez stated that Ms. Ferreira had a “hysterical notion”. If you have been sitting in court like I have, hysterical notions from Ms. Ferreira freely abound for all to see. Isn’t that just hysterical? Mr. Martinez also stated that Mr. Carson would be valuable in his own defense because he’s an experienced and able attorney— experienced in criminal law.
Truer words were never spoken. If anyone needs to corroborate Frank Carson’s ability in criminal law, they have but to ask the District Attorney’s Office about their track record when Mr. Carson is the defense attorney. Three cases come immediately to mind: the people versus Carmen Sabatino, the people versus Frank Drummond and the people, including Kirk Bunch and Steve Jacobson, versus AJ Pontillo. The record of Frank Carson versus the District Attorney’s Office speaks for itself. So of course, the District Attorney’s Office would oppose Mr. Carson being part of the defense team. That would send shivers down a snowman’s back.
Mr. Martinez raised the point that in earlier court proceedings under judge Monukian when the issue was raised about Frank Carson being co-counsel, he indicated that would be okay to give status of co-counsel to Frank Carson. But that was then, and this is now. Judge Zuniga began to recite 10 to 12 court citations, most indicating that the defendant has no right to represent himself as co-counsel. But as I recall, to use a phrase it is thrown about on a highly frequent basis by the prosecution’s witnesses; oh wait, I got a little confused. The phrase that the prosecution’s witnesses recite all the time is I don’t recall. But as I recall, I thought there were a couple of court citations indicating that it could be up to the trial judge. I could be wrong of course— wrong, like most of the prosecution’s star witnesses.
A lot of Ms. Ferreira’s arguments came off as horse pucky, covered up by the stench of cheap perfume. And she does go to elaborate lengths in trying to make her points. This reminds me of an old saying that goes: “If you can’t beat them with footwork, baffle them with horse pucky”! And boy, there’s a lot of that stuff going around in the courtroom. Just saying…
After some very emotional and heated argument, Judge Zuniga asked if both sides have submitted the issue. Both sides stated that they had. The next words out of the judge’s mouth made it abundantly clear which way she was ruling. I am only going to give you the first words out of her mouth and let you figure out whether the motion was granted or denied. The judge said, “I appreciate what you are saying Mr. Martinez but…” So you have to fill in the blanks.
Ms. Carlton Magana brought up the term “task force”, and one would have thought she said the “F” word, like one of the prosecution star witnesses, namely Patrick Hampton, uses freely in the courtroom with impunity. Ms. Ferreira complained, cajoled and instructed Ms. Magana not to use that phrase because it was a “multi-agency investigative team.” To that Ms. Magana retorted that sooner or later they will have to say why it is not a “task force.”
Now the implication all along has been that in the Dist. Atty.’s continuing effort to stop Frank Carson from using his expertise to beat her, as in the examples above, may— and I say may have channeled monies that were to be used in an actual task force, possibly a gang task force; these monies may have been channeled into the prosecution of Frank Carson. I have no personal knowledge and am only reflecting what some people in the courtroom and outside of the courtroom have mentioned. In fact, I think I read that in one of the commentaries on Carmen Sabatino’s webpage: backstorynews.com. Mr. Sabatino is a member of the Society of Professional Journalists, and his membership number is 9998840.
Again I refer you back to the answer filed personally by District Attorney Fladager to the defense motion to recuse the District Attorney’s Office. In her answer Mme. district attorney bragged about what a great job her “task force” had done in this case. So who can you believe? Just saying…
Frank Navarro was back on the stand, and defense attorney Jesse Garcia asked him if the Korey Kauffman case was still an open investigation? Ms. Ferreira immediately objected, as is her nature, stating that the question is vague. Judge Zuniga immediately stated that it is not vague at all. SLAP, SLAP— ooh, that’s gonna leave a mark! But then, Ms. Ferreira has been taken to the woodshed several times by Judge Zuniga for her superfluous objections. Webster Merriam defines superfluous as beyond what is needed, exceeding what is sufficient and necessary, obsolete and marked by wastefulness. Hey!!! Don’t blame me Ms. Ferreira, Webster and Merriam said it, I’m only passing it along. Just saying…
Now to move on to another subject: I had to leave and could not attend the afternoon session because of other responsibilities. I was advised by Tom Jensen and Marty Carlson that Ms. Ferreira during the afternoon session had some “hysterical notion”, hey, there’s that phrase again, that the “bloggers” in the back row were somehow intimidating the best of the star witnesses; you know the ones—those who only carry guns illegally; she maintains the bloggers are intimidating them in some far-fetched manner. Really, Ms. Ferreira? Your star witnesses threaten people with knives, beat people up, steal for a living, sell drugs, use drugs and embezzle thousands of dollars. Maybe Ms. Ferreira is referring to what Sir Edward Bulwer-Lytton (1803-1873), in a play about Cardinal Richelieu stated, “The pen is mightier than the sword”. Just saying…
I am pasting in an excerpt from one of my commentaries back around the middle of November in regards to my commentaries:
At the last closing session, deputy Dist. Atty. Ferreira used my name in open court and held up a document purported to be something I wrote and requested that Judge Zuniga issue a gag order to prevent anyone, particularly myself from giving our perceptions of the proceedings.
As I mentioned in a prior post, 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.
I want to go on record right now and state that when my daughter was a teenager she was all gaga over the “Backstreet Boys”. I am very proud to say that I am a stylin’, profilin’, limousine riding, jet plane flying, kiss-stealing, wheelin’ n’ dealin’ son of a gun and proud member of “The Backrow Bloggers” in Judge Zuniga’s courtroom. The only thing intimidating about us is that the truth is coming out for all the world to see. It is very rewarding to know that we, as a team, are being able to publish what the Modesto Bee will not, and we are able to keep the public updated.
As I wrote in my last commentary, I am completely incensed by the egregious and illegal conduct perpetrated by Kirk Bunch, Frank Navarro and Jon Evers on Frank Carson and his wife in Frank’s office. I wish to go on record now, again, and state that I am a firm backer of law enforcement. I am a vehement supporter of all good, ethical and Constitution-abiding law enforcement officers in any capacity. I fully support law enforcement and know they have a dangerous job to do. Been there, done that.
As I stated in a prior commentary, Bunch, Navarro and Evers entered Frank Carson’s office as law enforcement personnel. They entered without an arrest warrant or a search warrant. Either Bunch or Navarro stated that they wanted to ask him some questions. At this point they were still law enforcement officers. Frank Carson did not wish to talk to them and told them to “Get out”! At that point they should have turned around and left his office immediately.
He told them numerous times to “Get out”. When they refused to leave, they shed their aura of law enforcement officers and became jackbooted Nazi thugs. They trampled on Frank Carson’s constitutional rights, hoping he would resist them in some manner. But Frank Carson outsmarted them and avoided falling into their trap. It was only after Frank Carson called 911 and continued to yell at them to get out, that they finally retreated and got the hell out.
If you look at the video of the raid that Kirk Bunch and “Bunch’s Marauders” including Steve Jacobson made on AJ Pontillo’s office, you will see the same Jack-booted, Nazi-thug-type of behavior, including Bunch waving around a gun in the office. AJ Pontillo’s picture was not on the post office wall, but maybe Bunch’s should be with the caption: armed and dangerous. As I mentioned in my prior commentary, if something isn’t done by the district attorney to quell her investigators tide of terrorism, anyone reading this is subject to the same treatment. So beware out there John Q and Jane Q Public! YOU MAY BY NEXT!!! We should be scared. Also as I said in a prior post, if the police stop to question you— make no statement whatsoever; tell them to arrest you, and you will call your attorney. Remember, if there has been a crime committed and they think you had something to do with it, they are not your friends. Say nothing! Just saying…
During the armed invasion of Frank Carson’s office by Bunch, Navarro and Evers, Bunch and Navarro while harassing Frank Carson in his conference room made sure that Frank Carson knew they were armed, as Frank Carson reported in his call to 911. I decided to do a little research on people who advertise that they are armed with a gun rather than in fact appear unarmed and their motivation for doing so.
Having breezed through a couple of articles in Psychiatric Times, I found a couple of articles interesting:
“Freud and Jung offered some basic interpretations. For instance, in their shape, guns can be an obvious phallic symbol. – See more at: http://www.psychiatrictimes.com/blogs/psychology-guns
Men, whether intentional or not, tend to confuse their guns for their penises. The bigger the gun/penis, the more masculine they are. Guns have become penis extensions, if not penis substitutes, and the phallic similarities are obvious. From a very early age, men are taught that guns are a manly-man, guy thing. Hunting and shooting are manly activities, we’re told, and any dude who’s packing heat is a total badass because guns are badass.”
We saw recently in the presidential debates that there was some mention of the size of a man’s hands in relation to another part of his body. Some people state that the guys who drive those high-lifted pickup trucks whose headlights go over the roof of your car are inadequate in one manner or another. But you have to figure those things out for yourself. Just saying…
Well I’m going to bring this commentary to a close, and I don’t know what days next week I’ll be able to make it into court, but I will be looking forward to Tom Jensen and Marty Carlson’s commentaries on what’s going on in the zoo. FREE THE CARSON 8.