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West Virginia Prosecutors Prove Once Again Why Individuals SHOULD be Permitted to Sue the State for Malicious Prosecution!!
By Editor Edison CalPatty Press Editor/William L Anderson-Expert on prosecutorial, judicial, and police misconduct and the demise of the Rule of Law in the USA
We all have learned for ourselves what a LIAR Gerald B Hough is, and what a complete train wreck of a lawyer he is, having to take the Barr exam in WV EIGHT times before he finally passed it. Unfortunately there are other dishonest prosecutors in the state of West Virginia and this report by Willy Anderson tells the story.
Although this report deals with the case of a former teacher in Randolph County, it speaks directly to Gerry Hough and his heavy-handed antics.
West Virginia Prosecutors Prove Once Again Why Individuals SHOULD be Permitted to Sue the State for Malicious Prosecution
The recent acquittal of Autumn Rae Faulkner in Elkins, West Virginia, in which a jury deliberated for only an hour, provides ironclad proof that prosecutors, state and federal, should NOT be protected with any kind of immunity, period. When jurors take only an hour to acquit — and having served as a jury foreman, I can tell you that much of that time was spent on activities besides talking about the case — one can bet that they made up their minds even before the prosecution rested its case.
Faulkner was accused of having sex with a 15-year-old student three times in 2008 and 2009.
It is easy to surmise that prosecutors had NO case whatsoever, and either the so-called “experts” were the stupidest people in the room, or they were the most craven. I wish it were the former, but the latter dominates my thinking.
So, why did the prosecution bring the charges and destroy this woman’s life in the first place? They did it because they can do it, and that is what they were telling everyone else. Prosecutors, you see, really don’t care about guilt or innocence; they just love showing their authority, and since the U.S. Supreme Court has ruled that prosecutors have absolute immunity, they also know that no one in the system will hold them accountable.
In reading the article on the acquittal, I am struck by the utter arrogance that prosecutors had, and the way they dishonestly went about presenting evidence:
Following the trial, special prosecuting attorney Steve Jory said he didn’t believe there was anything else the prosecution could have done differently that would have altered the outcome of the case.
“I think we presented every piece of evidence we had available to present,” Jory remarked. “The case was fairly tried and the jury made its decision. Apparently they didn’t believe we had enough evidence to prove our case.”
But it gets even better:
Mazzei also highlighted the fact that the state hadn’t presented any DNA evidence.
“The state took phones and [Faulkner’s] computer, her couch, her comforter, bedding, a car, and no evidence ever came out of that that would prove Mrs. Faulkner was guilty,” Mazzei said.
During his final statement, however, Jory told Mazzei that the prosecution wasn’t able to present any DNA evidence because “you wouldn’t allow your client and her husband to give (DNA) samples and we could not complete lab analysis.” When asked after the trial if the court could have compelled Faulker and her husband, Scott Faulkner, to submit their DNA for testing, Jory said that it was possible, but the previous prosecutor in the Faulkner case — former Randolph County Prosecutor Richard Busch — had failed to do so.
When asked why he didn’t later ask the court to order the Faulkners to submit their DNA for analysis, Jory simply said “there were a lot of factors” involved. (Emphasis mine)
As anyone familiar with criminal law knows, if the state wants evidence, it can get it. My sense is that the prosecutors and police did not seek DNA evidence because they knew there was none, it so leaving things in the realm of mere speculation where they could use innuendo would be more effective. (I imagine prosecutors already had convinced members of the media that Faulkner was a predator, but most journalists will believe anything cops and prosecutors say.) To claim to a jury that the state could not get evidence because the defendant and her attorney told them they could not get it fails to pass the laugh test.
But, when it comes to the use of innuendo, nothing tops this:
The state’s evidence – or its lack thereof – was the subject of (Rocco) Mazzei’s closing arguments Thursday.
“The state has this theory that a whole lotta text messages somehow equals guilt of sex,” Mazzei said, referring to the voluminous number of text messages Faulkner sent to the 18-year-old student based on documents the prosecution subpoenaed from AT&T. “[Jory] wants you to convict her on a number of text messages. You should require the state to prove that this theory … as it is, this theory is mere speculation. You haven’t seen the content of a single text message.”
Wow! So, prosecutors told the jurors that there were a great number of text messages, but did not show their content to jurors in hopes that they would be able to use their imaginations to surmise what Faulker MIGHT have written. As anyone familiar with teacher-student sex cases knows, text messages in the sort of situation prosecutors were alleging existed would have been filled either with sexual innuendo or outright graphic language.
What does this mean? It means that prosecutors read the messages and realized that not one of them were sexual, so they tried to deceive jurors, instead, by lying and suborning perjury.
Lord knows how much money Faulkner and her husband and family spent defending her against charges that obviously were false from the beginning. No doubt, the West Virginia school system will take its revenge by permanently sullying her record.
And what happens to prosecutors who financially ruin innocent people just because they can do it? Nothing. These are people who viciously ruined the lives of others in an attempt to make an obviously fraudulent case look to have substance.
Will the State of West Virginia take action? Don’t hold your breath. Once again, we see why prosecutors should be sued; that is the ONLY way they will be held accountable.
Are these prosecutors the proverbial “bad apples” in a good barrel? Think again; in West Virginia, the entire barrel is rotten.
Will the BACK TO SCHOOL SPIRIT at Gilmer County High School include sexual molestation this year too?
Rina McCoy CCC website editor with a story from the Gilmer FREE PRESS
We the People Have the Power If We Have the Will
In the Gilmer County High School pedophilia scandal and cases involving teachers and coaches, many wonder how the perpetrators get away with the crimes for so long and how the sexual assaults on children have been ignored by the principal for years.
Reportedly, teachers have seen the assaults but looked the other way. None of the other students would go to any victim’s aid fearing retaliations from the principal or assistant principal.
The administration has kept everyone defenseless and quiet, allowing some teachers and coaches to prey on the students unchecked.
No one reports the abuse, mostly because they fear the principal and the corruption in law enforcement and the legal system in Gilmer County, WV.
Obviously, it is hard to know what to do, and for students it always seemed easier to let it go.
It has happened repeatedly, whether they are teachers, coaches or Gilmer County Schools officials.
Most of us have had that teacher at one point in our youth who made a significant impact on our lives. The person who instilled something no other teacher could, whether they forced us to use our brains in ways we never imagined or simply became our friends; we will never forget them.
But then there is the teacher, coach who makes a mark in a different way, a teacher or coach so wonderful that students love attending his/her class/team just so they could daydream about his/her embarking on a journey down statutory rape lane with them.
The sad part is good people — because of friendships — become paralyzed by inaction, giving wrongdoers an open playground.
The crimes only get worse if not stopped.
But who is going to stop them?
The Sheriff who is part of the crime?
The prosecutor who doesn’t take time to properly research a case?
The principal who thinks all of these behaviors are normal?
The Superintendent who cannot make a decent decision on his own?
The State Police who are controlled by the elite?
The politicians who caused the school system takeover for the wrong reasons?
The state board of education who gave in to politicians and the elite?
The corruption is deep, but we the people have the power to end the madness if we have the will.
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