I was arrested in February 2009 and then again in July 2009 when I went to the Merced Courthouse and then the Los Banos Courthouse. I wasn’t arrested for brawling in a street fight or robbing a store. There was no criminal arrest warrant out for me. They never has been.
When I was arrested in February 2009, I had gone to the Merced Courthouse to attend a case management conference in the civil lawsuit I had against Merced County DA Larry Morse. The lawsuit alleged that Morse and his boys were looting money from the Underground Storage Tank Fund with a multi billion dollar remediation firm giving them kick backs.
In July 2009, I was arrested in the lobby of the Los Banos courthouse by the same Deputy “Mad dog” Picnich” when I went to attend a traffic ticket matter for my 16 year old son. I was arrested for three felonies and had to post bail for $135,000.00.
When DA Morse filed charges against me, even though I supposedly attacked a judge and then the same deputy twice in the presence of a total of 9 eye witness deputies, 6 Assistant DA’s, two private attorneys, 3 CHP Officers and a couple of Probation officers that were wandering around the hallway, I was only charged with misdemeanors, i.e. disturbing the peace.
Therefore, the reason why I am so outraged, and why I believe it is of public interest to all citizens is because I am being atatcked by public officials in retaliation for exposing public official corruption, not because I have commited any crimes. The newspapers, Mcclatchy in-particular, are using their muscle to silence their other brethren media such as KMPH26 and CBS CH 47. What is being done to me is what is to be expected in communist controlled countries and in third worlds….not the Great U. S. of A.
I’m saying that Leon Panetta, our Secretary of Defense, is involved in ignoring the assault upon me. No one is standing up for me, except me, my wife, and family.. because everyone else seems to be too scared that the government will turn on them.
This brings me to an email I received from Fresno attorney Mr. Charles Frederick Meine III of the Law Firm of Coleman & Horowitt, LLP, that differs greatly with my position.
Mr. Meine in response to the article “Missing Sheriff’s Department 2009 Citizen Complaint for Police Brutality Surfaces!!!”, states, and I quote,
“Let it go. You are an idiot and it shows from the fact you are wasting your entire life fighting something that no one in their right mind gives a shit about.”
I refer Herr Meine to the wisdom embodied in “First they came…“. It is a famous statement attributed to pastor Martin Niemöller (1892–1984) about the inactivity of German intellectuals following the Nazi rise to power and the purging of their chosen targets, group after group. The text of the quotation is usually presented roughly as follows*:
First they came for the communists,
and I didn’t speak out because I wasn’t a communist.
Then they came for the trade unionists,
and I didn’t speak out because I wasn’t a trade unionist.
Then they came for the Jews,
and I didn’t speak out because I wasn’t a Jew.
Then they came for the Catholics,
and I didn’t speak out because I was Protestant.
Then they came for me
and there was no one left to speak out for me.
You know, funny thing is, all Herr Meine had to do was unsubscribe to my news bulletin….but he chose not to. Even after sending me his email letting me know his position, and claiming that he is speaking for everyone as he says who is in “their right mind,” Herr Mein still didn’t unsubscribe.
Do all of you that are in your right mind agree with Herr Mein? Am I an idiot, that has wasted my life trying to stop some government officials that got out of control?
Have I wasted my life when I can say that my two oldest children were valedictiorian of their high school classes, my eldest daughter is in her fourth year at Cal-Berkely and possibly headed to one of the top law schools in the country? No offense to Herr Mien but he graduate from the San Joaquin College of Law. Not that’s a bad thing, but it certainly is a school that is not even on the radar screen of where my daughter will be.
My eldest son is attending Duke University on a full academic ride scholarship.
Am I an idiot? Am I a citizen to be ridiculed because I gave up making $585,000.00 a year, when I didn’t stand down to Panetta’s veiled threat when I caught the Fenton & Keller Monterey Law firm his son belonged fixing trials with Monterey County judges?
I think not, Herr Charles Frederick Mein III.
Many times birds of a feather flock together. Perhaps your associates at Coleman & Horowitt support your position?
For the record they are: John M. Cardot, Daniel S. Castro, William H. Coleman, Darryl J. Horowitt, Rema Koligian, William E. McComas, Eliot S. Nahigian, Sheryl D. Noel, C.P.A., Matthew R. Nutting, Jennifer T. Poochigian, Russell W. Reynolds, Judith M. Sasaki, and Laurence Y. Wong.