Oxford Systems <email@example.com> wrote:
> "Phaedrus" <firstname.lastname@example.org> wrote in message
> This is a good example of just why it is absolutely stupid to talk to the
> police without an attorney. Keith would have been much better served to
> decline by keeping his mouth shut and refusing the interview. People, if
> someone is trying to have you charged with a crime, no matter how "right"
> you think you are please have the good sense to shut the hell up. If the
> police are investigating you, they are *not* your friend. Period.
You might be right. But consider the time line. The Sheriff deputies, especially Tony Greer concluded from talking to me that there was no case. A Hemet DA acting at the insistence of the cult (perhaps the cult was even using illegal influence?) ordered an arrest warrant to be prepaired. Note that between the time the arrest warrant was filled out by Deputy Greer and the time a case was filed they backed off the "weapons of mass destruction" angle. I think they figured out that would make them look silly. 422 is not an improvement, the law requires "reasonable." The alternate statues they are talking about (which I posted) won't work very well either.
Even without inside information, I suspect Grover Trask (the elected District Attorney) is not real happy with what the boys over in Hemet are doing. (I am nearly sure this case was filed without the main office's review.) Mr. Trask is (by now) aware that this business is not going to help the conviction rate (97% I think), and he should also know that I am not adverse to suing Riverside County, having done so years ago and settled out of court for a nice chunk of change. I am not eager to sue. The cult might get any settlement and I have other things (particularly reforming the cult) on my plate. (Though I have filed a claim with the county for the expensive ride that left me 30 miles from my car and blood pressure medications.)
It seems a remarkable number of people in Riverside County government are reading what I post lately, perhaps even Mr. Trask. Now, normally when a person has a lawyer, the DA is required to go through the lawyer. But Graham and I waived this when we were talking to Robert Schwarz in front of the judge. I'm a friendly guy. If anyone from the Riverside DA's office, especially the folks over in Riverside, would like to talk to me, my phone is 650-325-7533, and Graham Berry's phone is 310-393-2835 if you feel obligated to check with him first. Keith Henson PS I wonder if the point to the exercise was to get me arrested for failure to appear by not mailing the paper I eventually was handed in court? If so, then they expected to get me on failure to appear and not any of these sections of the penal code.