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"waive all Fourth Amendment rights guarding against search and seizures"

This horrific "deal" deserves more attention. The DL suspension threat pales in comparison. The extreme nature of this Constitutional infringement makes it pretty clear that the heavy-handed charges had to be taken very seriously.

It's a shameful dodge for the judge to complain that "The media set the tone in this case by talking about a potential 13-year sentence. It had a tendency to infuriate the public instead of informing it. Anyone in the system, the lawyers and anyone involved, knew that maximum sentence would never be handed out but still it was reported."

The tone was set by Goldsmith's DCA's overreaching charges. That's what infuriated the people who read about this prosecution, not headlines detailing the charges.

By the way, Judge Shore, all of us in the lay public are not "anyone in the system." When we are told by government lawyers that we are being charged with 13 counts and 13 years, we don't laugh and shrug it off with your kind of insider understanding. Those were the charges and that's what was reported. Next time, Judge, tell the attorneys to drop the threats and thus the leverage and then there won't be any headlines to embarrass them and you.

July 2, 2013

There is so much wrong with this, I don't even know where to start. every day it seems like there is some new revelation that we are inching ever more closely to the kind of police state where we are granted the mere illusion of freedom by our betters.

Judges, prosecutors, and everyone in government need to understand that they are NOT our parents doling out privilege as they see fit. We, the People run this place and if we don't want a law enforced or a particular person convicted, then it is simply their job to comply with our wishes.

Judge shore comments that the maximum sentence would never be imposed, and blames the media for misreporting. From his insular and powerful insider position, that may be so but we mere proles don't know that. That is simply the guy aiming the gun saying "I never intended to pull the trigger."

And then there is that hideous excuse for a "deal"; thousands in restitution, probation, community service, (Seriously, Mr Olson has already served his community way above and beyond the call.) and a DL suspension! These "laws" are just a mockery of the Constitution as are many of the people who attempt to enforce them.

It is clear as day what the case was REALLY about; and it wasn't vandalism.

July 3, 2013

If we cherish the right to free speech, then we have an obligation to remove anyone from a position of authority when they deny the public that right.

Sign and share the petition on Change.org that seeks to remove the officials who betrayed their civic obligation and the trust of the people by attempting to deny a man's right to free speech.

http://www.change.org/petitions/remove-san-diego-prosecutor-jan-goldsmith-and-judge-howard-shore?utm_campaign=mailto_link&utm_medium=email&utm_source=share_petition

July 4, 2013

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