(Get in the Mood Music)
“When they said REPENT, REPENT, I wonder what they meant”
DISPARITY OF PUNISHMENT BETWEEN AUBREE HOGUE OF DOS PALOS
AND DYLAN MORSE FOR VEHICULAR MANSLAUGHTER
The disparity between the sentencing of Ms. Aubree Hogue of Dos Palos who was prosecuted by Merced County District Attorney Larry Morse, and that of his son Dylan Morse has been seriously questioned. For her first time offense, Aubree is on the third year of her eleven years and 8 month prison sentence. Pleas from Aubree to the courts for clemency and equal punishment have fallen on deaf ears. (Writ, Exhibit “A” 091203 Article on Morse, Exhibit “B” 101208 Article on Gill, Exhibit “C” 101222, Moore v. Merced County)
Compare this to Dylan Morse, DA Morse’s son who was convicted of vehicular manslaughter in Calistoga, California. Dylan was first sentenced to twelve years in prison in July 2009 by Judge Kenneth Gnoss, but then, almost like a miracle in December 2009, Judge Gnoss lowered the sentence to three years.
The Merced Sun Star’s Victor Patton reported on November 5th, 2009,
“Morse was driving with a blood alcohol level of 0.15 percent, nearly twice the state’s legal limit, according to the CHP. Investigators said open beers and marijuana were found in the car. According to Morse’s pre-sentencing report, he began drinking alcohol and smoking marijuana while he was a freshman at Golden Valley High. He also used psilocybin mushrooms, snorted cocaine and used Ecstasy.”
As incredible as it may sound, Aubree’s sentence was enhanced by four years due to her step father (not Richard Hogue) having been arrested for DUI. The logic (applied by DA Morse) was that Aubree should have known better than to drive drunk due to what her step father had done. Talk about the sins of the step-father coming back to haunt you!
Here’s the ice cream brain freeze question, why wasn’t that same logic applied to enhance Dylan’s sentence. His father was the DA prosecuting drunk drivers. It should have been inbred into Dylan since the time he could crawl, not to drive drunk. Dylan had prior offenses, his father was the DA why no enhancements?
Aubree’s natural father, Richard, says, “There is no question that my daughter killed those people when she drove drunk. But every time I think about how we were basically extorted into not putting on a defense as to other persons’ culpability (not the victims) who were related to the Highway Patrol and cops, I feel Aubree was not treated fairly.
I’m not trying to prove her innocent, she’s not. I am trying to let her have the chance to return to a life she can rebuild from just as Larry Morse did for his son Dylan. I love Aubree.”
The public prosecution of Aubree by Morse led to his fame as a prosecutor making good after the public embarrassment of ex-DA embezzler Gordon Spencer hitting the road…without handcuffs on of course. Aubree had driven the wrong way getting onto the freeway and killed two servicemen. It was a shame they died from Aubree’s recklessness, but evidence concealed by the prosecution that was taken from their car indicates that even though they were servicemen, they were no angels (none of us are).
The victims’ response time could have been impaired IF they had been inhaling Nitrous Oxide from the whippets in their car. A car previous to them avoided Aubree. I’m not trying to desecrate the dead here, or in any way say it was their fault. I’m trying to give perspective to the life of Aubree, or what’s left of it.
Hogue and Aubree have to wonder if DA Larry Morse now understands the pains from walking a mile in their shoes. I am hoping that Morse will do everything within his power to get Aubree Hogue’s sentenced reduced, and her back home. I would hope, even though I feel that Larry used me as a bartering chip to get his son’s sentence reduced, Morse would now ask that Aubree Hogue have her prison sentence reduced.
If justice denotes that Dylan deserves such, then so does Aubree. I am publicly urging DA Morse to become proactive for a fellow father, Richard Hogue, in seeking the release of Aubree.
Keep posted for “A Father’s Nightmare” discussing why the investigations of the events leading to Aubree’s driving drunk strayed away from Merced Court members of a softball baseball team party (that underage Aubree attended). So, who bought all the booze?
The Napa Valley Register on December 11th, 2009 reported the story Dylan accident and the aftermath in “Crash Victim’s father decries new sentence.”
The Weekly Calistogan echoed the same sentiment, outcry and dismay about the reduction. I spoke with the publisher, Mr. Doug Ernst, informing him that I was going to be bringing my accusations against Morse as publicly as possible and provided him with a copy of May 20th, 2010 letter to Morse.
Let’s see if attorneys and citizens up in the Calistoga area would be inclined to having my allegations investigated, or at least heard or written about in seeking public opinion. Aren’t they go to be wondering why there are no newspapers reporting upon what I am dealing with here in Merced County?
My point is proven about a collusion between the government and the newspapers to conceal this story because you’re not reading about it in the media, except here at the Badger Flats Gazette. You hear about newspapers coming to the defense of small papers, or reporters, all the time. Why isn’t one paper printing about my saying that I am being attacked by public officials with the help of McClatchy Newspapers for having evidence on them that would send them to jail?
The answer is obvious, the connection between public corruption starts at the lowest level of city and county government with the complicity of newspapers such as McClatchy who will aid in attacking a citizen that exposes it. That’s why the media in other areas has not reported upon it.
According to a Stanislaus County Deputy Sheriff of eighteen years, who is hopefully out of the influences of Merced County gang, “public opinion is going to be the only way to get these guys. You can’t go to the newspapers, because they are involved.” (Audio)
I have to wonder if newspapers are going to back away from the story as quickly as possible because it brings to light the collusion between McClatchy and all the other publications to conceal public corruption. We’ll see.
I plan to build public awareness and opinion that it needs to be addressed.
Note: McClatchy Newspapers with its affiliate California newspapers have a stranglehold and monopoly on what the public “is to think ” based upon what they report, or how they report on government. They can build the illusion of Leon Panetta being the second coming of Christ and me being the anti-Christ. Whoever they say is good is, or whoever they say is bad is. They control the illusion just as Rupert Murdoch. An upcoming blog “Pebble Beach Party Time: Murdoch, Panetta, Clinton, Abramoff”, gives insight as to how far the illusion goes.
Michael Ruiz, father of the person who was killed by Dylan Morse, reflected on his experience in July when he watched Gnoss sentence Morse the first time, and then waits again in December 2009.
“The man behind the bench on Wednesday was unrecognizable to me,” Ruiz wrote in an e-mail. “Clearly, it was a difficult decision to make, but the Judge Gnoss of July 15 spoke with conviction of the strong message that needed to be sent to the community, while on Dec. 2, an apologetic man was barely audible and utterly unconvincing, as if struggling to believe his own words, while contending that the reduced sentence ‘will still send a message.’”
I submit that Judge Gnoss could not believe the words he was speaking because he was being forced to say them. I’ve seen that look before on judges that were caught either having to do the right thing, or to close their eyes and do the wrong thing for fellow public officials. It’s a career decision.
It is my position that Morse agreed to file charges against me and take the first line of heat in exchange for Chief Ronald George, Leon Panetta, past Attorney General Bill Lockyer dropping the dime on Judge Gnoss…and I have documented it in court filings.
My letter of May 20th, 2010, to DA Morse went unanswered as usual but it made sure the record was kept regarding how far out of line their conduct was and how it was connected to Dylan Morse’s reduction in sentence. (Excerpt) Riddle me this, Larry, how far would you go to reduce the sentence of your son?
BELIEVE IT OR NOT EPILOGUE
In doing research for this article I happened upon a blog site that had done an article on the reduction of Morse’s sentence and the mystery surrounding such action by Judge Kenneth Gnoss. The site even brings up the disparity with the sentencing of Aubree Hogue. I’ve never spoken to these people, but I think they will be very interested in the correlation to my prosecution and the reduction of sentencing for Dylan.
The article at PEOPLE You’ll See In HELL writes this about Judge Kenneth Gnoss,
“Is Merced County DA Larry Morse ultimately responsible for his son’s big break, or did he just bargain for Dylan’s freedom behind the scenes (Larry Morse never made a public comment about Dylan’s case until the resentencing hearing was over, when he expressed relief and gratitude)? Either way, he is now a huge hypocrite at the very least.
What promises were made, what threats were whispered? Who’s career will prosper over the dead body of Alexander Ruiz? And even if nothing underhanded actually happened, doesn’t the appearance of impropriety make this decision unwise at best? How many people’s faith in the justice system has been shattered by what has happened in Sonoma County, California, in the past couple of weeks?”
Does my being used as a bartering chip by public officials against each other sound implausible? No, not really, not when you know the relationship between DA Larry Morse, ex-Attorney General Bill Lockyer, ex-Chief Justice Ronald George and their first hand dealings with me.
It then becomes very plausible indeed. These are desperate career politicos fighting for not only their political life, but also trying not to be the first case of citizens getting public officials put in prison.
They’ be the breaking of the Ancient Western Code,
your private life will suddenly explode,
they”ll be phantoms, they’ll be fires on the road,
and the white man dancing. –Leonard Cohen
Public Service: If you drink and drive please get help.