By Donna Westfall – March 15, 2016 – Let’s get down to the nitty gritty. The rule of law is supposed to work across the board the same way for everyone in our country because the principle in these United States is that all people and institutions are subject to and accountable to law that is fairly applied and enforced.
EXCEPT IN DEL NORTE COUNTY.
Why is it that some law enforcement officers can steal personal property, drugs, guns, money, coins, jewelry while on search warrants, legal or illegal search warrants, and get away with it? Property is never written down into evidence or if it is, it disappears never to be seen again. They are never brought up on charges? Property is never returned? Is it because we have no Internal Affairs Department?
Why was the FBI called in to put a microscope on Mathew Yates for stealing $100 from Banuelos, while thousands of dollars of guns still remain missing and unreturned on the Dave Egan case?
Why is it that some perpetrators like Joey Young get light sentences, (sentence handed down by Judge William H. Follett) that don’t fit the crime while others like Bryan Ranger, languish in jail for years, and according to his case file; without a shred of forensic evidence. But his family and reputation have been destroyed without benefit of trail? His children placed in foster care, then adopted out and apparently financial aid is being provided from the great state of California. Who’s footing the bill to rip a family apart?
What is it costing the taxpaying public to support these Judges, shyster attorney’s, crooked law enforcement officers and agencies like Child Protective Services to turn a blind eye in some cases and pursue, perhaps for profit, other cases?
When it comes to the rule of law the biggest problem in this town boils down to this: Too many go along rather than fight it.
Over the years, we’ve covered the BlackHawk Pistol Story Case # CVUJ 14-1046. We have not written extensively about the attorney that has been hired by the County, Attorney John Vrieze. Here’s his latest tactic: Let’s call it “one mo’ time.” He wants to take Dave Egan to court one more time in a one day trial, to prove that Dave filed papers one day late and dismiss Dave’s case against the Sheriff’s Department and the County.
Only there’s a very important fact that has surfaced. A video has surfaced that proves Dave Egan tried to file his paperwork in a timely manner and was refused by the Court Clerk. For Attorney John Vireze to continue on his slippery slope is tantamount to his continuing to mount a witch hunt and continue his billable hours. Who’s footing the bill? Taxpayers, that’s who!
Problems with missing documents, judges that want to rewrite the law, law enforcement that want to get away with stealing and violating civil rights, and attorneys that sell their clients down the river.
When will the taxpaying public say, “Enough is enough?”
We invite you to share your stories so we understand the extent these corruptive practices are taking place.