By Donna Westfall – April 26, 2017 -Connie Morrison wants Bryan Ranger out of jail on his own recognizance. Why should her opinion matter? Because she along with the other members of the Board of Directors of the local taxpayers association have been adding up all the taxpayer money apparently wasted on prosecuting what looks like an innocent man. If Mercy Ranger’s confession hadn’t been released recently, perhaps the Board would have considered waiting until his trial. But in light of Mercy’s confession of having had a sexual relationship with her next door neighbor, her allegations against her father just don’t fly.
With her brother recanting, Mercy’s manipulation of the system is costing hundreds of thousands of dollars for public defenders, private investigators, attorney’s, judges, court reporters, transcripts, CPS/Child Welfare Services/ social service workers, psychologists, and keeping Bryan in jail at over $70/day with $1/2 million bail… and that’s just local taxpayer’s monies.
If you consider state taxpayer’s money, consider this as the numbers mount up because there are nine children. The majority of them were in foster homes at the rate of approximately $800/month, then adopted out where some adoptive parents are getting $1500/month or more.
Connie is on the Board of Directors of the Crescent City-Del Norte County Taxpayers Association. She hopes that the Del Norte County Supervisors will take their job seriously and start looking into and investigating these expenditures. Additionally, as a retired nurse, she’s very sensitive to the therapy these children will need due to all the stressors the government agencies created in their lives.
What will it take for our politicians to act? Maybe they’ll act if they see this as an item on the Glenn Beck Show? Maybe the Alex Jones Show or other national coverage talking about of all the money wasted in a community that is a stone’s throw from bankruptcy?
It seems like it would be so simple to release Bryan Ranger on his own recognizance. If need be, he could have an ankle bracelet although the guy is not a flight risk. He wants to see his family reunited. Watch Connie’s three minute public comment in front of the April 25th Board of Supervisors.