DA plans to amend tad’s disruptor charges

Peace be with you

I filed a motion requesting a suppression hearing today, May 27, concerning my alleged “peace disruption.” I didn’t post anything, because seeing how no one showed up at any of the previous hearings I figured you would rather read about it ex post facto.

A suppression hearing, officially known as a “Motion to Suppress Pursuant to Penal Code §1538.5,” is a motion questioning the search and seizure of an arrest. Due to the fact I only receive mail in Eureka, not live there, I found out the DA filed three filings on the 21st, and that a court date had been set for yesterday.

The first DA filing was a Motion to Continue. That was the reason for the surprise court date. The DA requested the continuance because the cop who wrote the report was allegedly on vacation. The ironic thing was that last week I received my motion back from the court clerk saying that my motion was voided and the 27th date was vacated. When it got vacated I was motivated to refile it and had already rescheduled it for June 17th at 8:30am, and had already done so by the time I checked my mail yesterday. Plus I was able to vacate that pesky, and mostly useless pretrial hearing scheduled for the 8th.

June 8th is the date scheduled on the second DA motion. This is a Motion to File Amended Complaint. It seems now I am know longer an accused disturber of the peace, but am accused of being a “disturber of the meeting.” California Penal Code (CPC) § 403 is the new charge they will change disturbing the peace to on July 1.

The third motion was an “Opposition” to my motion to suppress. It claims that I didn’t give proper notice for a court date. The law says 10 “court” days, and I didn’t count Monday holidays. Sorry?!. With all the shit one has to learn in order to defend themselves its not surprising to over look some little shit once in a while. Luckily I was able to find a printer and deliver a letter telling all the witness which I felt compelled to subpoena, “never mind.” Yes, that’s right the cat’s out of the bag. Everyone that got subpoenaed for tomorrows date will once again be subpoenaed for the 17th.

Who was on the subpoena list? Jimmy Smith, Kathy Hayes, and Vanessa Erickson all came forward as police witnesses against me, and so I assumed that they are also called by the prosecution, but you can never be too careful when playing with slimy creatures who can bite you, so I subpoenaed them too.

I also subpoenaed Mark Lovelace, because I believe he was the most creditable person in the room at the time. I was grateful for his coverage of Maxxam’s bankruptcy, and believe he has good standing as an observer. Plus despite his new politician status, I believe he is still fairly honest. We’ll find out on the 17th.

Lastly I subpoenaed Phil Crandall, who happened to be the last person, in the little foyer leading into the supes chambers, before six, nail eating, steroidal, cops came charging in the room.

I think I have a good case in the suppression hearing, but I’ve lost hearings before. I really believe I’ve lost any element of surprise now that they have an extra month to “prepare their witnesses.” I still believe my other witnesses and their evidence will make my case.

Sorry I can’t be more specific about what I am trying to do with my suppression motion, because suppression motions are up to the DA to prove his case. And I don’t think he can. I know I promise to write about shit I haven’t yet wrote about, but I will try to explain everything I learned about suppression hearings in a later post.

love eternal


5 Responses to “DA plans to amend tad’s disruptor charges”

  1. transient Says:

    thanks tad.

    also thanks for the music vid…love the song, never seen the video before

  2. transient Says:

    whoa…i was just reading the penal code, and it’s awfully vague…seems like if you fart and then giggle, and it “disturbs” the meeting, then you are “guilty of a misdemeanor.”


    i guess we all oughta know be know that we’re all GUILTY of some effin law or another, and thus subject to SLAVERY, as spelled out in the 13th amendment to the con-stitution which abolished and continues to prohibit slavery and involuntary servitude, “except as punishment for a crime.”

  3. Moviedad Says:

    Keep on “disturbing” those meetings. It seems no one stands up for free speech anymore. I think it takes a lot of guts to stand there in front of the “Hypocrites and Pharisees” or our day, and challenge them.
    The Constitution has become a worthless scrap of paper. If it ever had any worth at all.
    Hang in there Tad.

  4. FIG Says:

    OFF-TOPIC,,,,,, F.Y.I.
    TODAY is Sunday, JUNE 7TH 2009

    Decriminalize marijuana
    Sun 07 Jun 2009
    By Marie Myung-Ok Lee
    Multiple Page View

    I’m on the phone getting a recipe for hashish butter. Not from my dealer but from Lester Grinspoon, a physician and emeritus professor of psychiatry at Harvard Medical School. And not for a party but for my 9-year-old son,

    who has ???????????????? autism,??????
    anxiety ?????????????????????????
    and digestive problems, all of which are helped by the analgesic and psychoactive properties of marijuana. I wouldn’t be giving it to my child if I didn’t think it was safe.

    I came to marijuana while searching for a safer alternative to the powerful antipsychotic drugs, such as Risperdal, that are typically prescribed for children with autism and other behavioral disorders. There have been few studies on the long-term effects of these drugs on a growing child’s brain, and in particular autism, a disorder whose

    biochemical mechanisms are poorly understood. But there is much documentation of the risks, which has caused the Food and Drug Administration to require the highest-level “black box” warnings of possible side effects that include permanent Parkinson’s disease-like tremors, metabolic disorders and death. A panel of federal drug experts in 2008 urged physicians to use caution when prescribing these medicines to children, as they are the most susceptible to side effects.

    We live in Rhode Island, one of more than a dozen states — including California — with medical marijuana laws. That makes giving our son cannabis for a medical condition legal. But we are limited in its use. We cannot take it on a plane on a visit to his grandmother in Minnesota.

    Even though we are not breaking the law, I still wonder what my neighbors would think if they knew we were giving our son what most people only think of as an illegal “recreational” drug. Marijuana has always carried that illicit tang of danger —

    “reefer madness” and foreign drug cartels. But in 1988, Drug Enforcement Administration Judge Francis L. Young, after two years of hearings, deemed marijuana “one of the safest therapeutically active substances known to man. … In strict medical terms, marijuana is far safer than many foods we commonly consume.”

    Beyond helping people like my son, the reasons to legalize cannabis on a federal level are manifold. Anecdotal evidence from patients already attests to its pain-relieving properties, and the benefits in quelling chemotherapy-induced nausea and wasting syndrome are well documented. Future studies may find even more important medical uses.

    Including marijuana in the war on drugs has only proved foolhardy — and costly. By keeping marijuana illegal and prices high, illicit drug money from the U.S. sustains the murderous narco-traffickers in Mexico and elsewhere. In fact, after seeing how proximity to marijuana growers affected the small Mexican village of Alamos, where my husband spent much of his childhood, I was adamant about never entering into that economy of violence.

    Because Rhode Island has no California-like medical marijuana dispensaries, the patient must apply for a medical marijuana license and then find a way to procure the cannabis. We floundered on our own until we finally connected with a local horticultural school graduate who agreed to provide our son’s organic marijuana. But given the seedy underbelly

    of the illegal drug trade, combined with the current economic collapse, even our grower has to be mindful of not exposing himself to robbery.

    Legalizing marijuana not only removes the incentives for

    this underground economy, it would allow for regulation and taxation of the product, just like cigarettes and alcohol. The potential for abuse is there, as it is with any substance, but toxicology studies have not even been able to establish a lethal dose at typical-use levels. In fact, in 1988, Young of the DEA further stated that “it is estimated that … a smoker would theoretically have to consume … nearly 1,500 pounds of marijuana within about 15 minutes to induce a lethal response.” Nor is it physically addicting, unlike your daily Starbucks, as anyone who has suffered from a caffeine withdrawal headache can attest.

    Although it has been demonized for years, marijuana hasn’t been illegal in the U.S. for that long. The cannabis plant became criminalized on a federal level in 1937, largely because of the efforts of one man, Harry Anslinger, commissioner of the then newly formed Bureau of Narcotics, largely through sensationalistic stories of murder and mayhem conducted supposedly under the influence of cannabis. Cannabis was still listed in the U.S. Pharmacopeia, or USP, until 1941 as a household drug useful for treating headaches, depression, menstrual cramps and toothaches, and drug companies worked to develop a stronger strain.

    In 1938, a skeptical Fiorello LaGuardia, mayor of New York, appointed a committee to conduct the first in-depth study of marijuana’s actual effects. It found that, despite the government’s fervent claims, marijuana did not cause insanity or act as a gateway drug. It also found no scientific reason for its criminalization. In 1972, President Nixon’s Shafer Commission similarly concluded that cannabis should be re-legalized.

    Both recommendations were ignored, and since then billions of dollars have been spent enforcing the ban. Public policy analyst Jon Gettman, author of the 2007 report, “Lost Revenues and Other Costs of Marijuana Laws,” estimated marijuana-related annual costs of law enforcement at $10.7 billion.

    I was heartened to hear California Gov. Arnold Schwarzenegger’s recent call for the U.S. to at least look at other nations’ experiences with legalizing marijuana — and to open a debate. And given the real security threats the nation faces, U.S. Atty. Gen. Eric H. Holder Jr.’s announcement that the federal government would no longer conduct raids on legal medicinal marijuana dispensaries was a prudent move. Decriminalizing marijuana is the logical next step.

    Marie Myung-Ok Lee teaches at Brown University and is working on a novel about medical malpractice.
    ______________________________________ the end.

  5. Peasant Dreams Says:

    The businessmen who think they’ll profit by doping up the poor are in for a rude awakening, The Mental Health Authority fails time after time, because the people on the streets are rebels, and they’ve had the authorities tried to ram serfdom into them time after time, so the street people’s whole identity is invested into resisting any of the Athority’s violence.

    They’ve poured plenty of money into that black hole. Had this been an “experiment” it would have been bad enough. Anyone who understands the Second Law of Thermodynamics, which says usable energy is ever decreasing realises that it’s easier to destroy than to fix something, and carelessly experimenting will likely leave a rubble pile, especially when coersion is involved.

    Actually, the bankesters, the ultimate provoceteurs know that there will be a rubble pile and are counting on it. To buy low, sell high; they need to know when a market hits bottom, so they use their “experimental” programs to crash the market. This is not wild speculation from a wild-eyed leftie, these are the results of computer mapping, and statistical charting from Bush Sr’s Asst secretary of HUD. Also, note that she and Clinton’s Secretary of HUD were indicted when they tried to do something about it.


    also note that the site’s administrator isn’t a wide eyed leftie he’s the ex LAPD who exposed the CIA/crack connection.

    Around 2002, I saw a Mental Health grant based on controlling groups by controlling their leader. The BS was well written, enough to convince even some sincere people. It seemed to me that it wouldn’t work on a gang, dope and sex are the real “leaders” there, but it was targeting dissenters. It’s quite hard to replace a Mandela, Gandhi or King.

    Later, there was an administrative decision that I knew would fail, and when I tried to get the powers to be to listen, it became attempt to influnce, then attack me. The administrators extremely competent at attacking me, while their idea collapsed.

    This pattern of attacking any diversity, anything that threatens a sick infrastructure is already turning Eureka & Arcata into third world fiefdoms, destroying the economy and quality of life. When they have deemed that complete, the corporate vultures will descend to buy it up, and greedy fools like Jimmy Smith will be left in the cold.

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