BY LINDA SUTTER
Today I could not believe my ears in Court Room Number 2 run by the Honorable Chris Doehle. The case was the People of California verses Susan White. Remember Ms. White was arrested for “animal abuse” earlier this year, and the public has been led to believe the worst of the worst in regards to this case; however, what the public does not know is the fact that Ms. White’s civil rights were violated from the moment an inexperienced Magistrate Judge, Honorable Doehle, signed a search warrant without probable cause.
How does that happen? Well according to the 4th Amendment of the United States Constitution you cannot authorize a search warrant based on reasonable suspicion. Which in this particular case happened. But what was really disturbing is what occurred in the court room today.
Ms. White had filed a complaint against Acting District Attorney Katie Micks for acts that could be construed as unethical conduct, accepting money from Ms. White as a loan; similar conduct that transpired between John Alexander and some of his professional peers, which were part of the reasons he was disbarred from practicing law. In the interest of justice the interim District Attorney should have notified the Attorney General’s office that there has been a complaint filed against her, and to prevent any possibility of impropriety, recused herself. But that didn’t happen.
What happened is completely mind boggling. The Honorable Judge Doehle told Ms. White, who is the defendant, that she needed to serve the Attorney General’s office so they could prosecute her. Now I don’t claim to be the sharpest butter knife in the kitchen drawer but umm, let me see if I get this right. The District Attorney has filed a charge against Susan White. The burden of Proof is on the District Attorney because we are all innocent until proven guilty and we have the right to remain silent. There is alleged impropriety acts of misconduct in the district attorney’s office by Katie Micks. Based on these facts alone, the district attorney should notify the Attorney General’s office to conduct the hearing against Ms. White. Instead, the Judge told Susan White, the defendant, that she needs to serve the Attorney General’s office so they can prosecute her. ARE YOU KIDDING ME?
This is absolutely laughable. The lack of knowledge that this appointed Judge demonstrates is an atrocity, an embarrassment, and certainly not in the interest of justice. To finish it off Judge Doehle reminded Ms. White she would be held to the same standard as an attorney because she is representing herself. So by gosh, Ms. White better get on the horn, write to the Attorney General’s office, or “serve” them notice that they need to come up here and prosecute her because according to Judge Doehle it is Susan White’s job to see to it that she gets prosecuted in a timely manner. Now that is Justice.
I guess when it comes right down to it, Honorable Doehle has a point. We could save the tax payers hundreds of thousands of dollars if all the criminals just served the district attorney’s office with paper work so they could all get prosecuted in a timely fashion.