Thursday, June 28, 2012

Sober as a judge

Mugshot of Judge Richard "Dick" Baumgartner

DA Randy Nichols hid signs of ex-judge Richard Baumgartner's misdeeds, attorneys contend

By Jamie Satterfield
Knoxville News Sentinel
June 28, 2012

Right motion. Wrong judge.

So says defense attorneys in a biting response to the state's bid to push Senior Judge Jon Kerry Blackwood off the bench in one of Knoxville's most horrific criminal cases — the torture slayings of Channon Christian, 21, and Christopher Newsom, 23.

Defense attorneys Tom Dillard and Stephen Ross Johnson are firing back at Knox County District Attorney General Randy Nichols' allegations of unethical conduct by Blackwood with accusations of their own: Nichols and his staff hid information about then-presiding Judge Richard Baumgartner's misdeeds while Baumgartner was still on the bench handling the Christian/Newsom case.

"Counsel for (defendant George Thomas) agree that a motion to recuse was appropriate and should have been filed by the state, but not against the current judge (Blackwood)," the pair wrote. "A motion to recuse should have been filed years ago in this case concerning Judge Baumgartner."

Blackwood has ordered new trials for the defendants in the Christian/Newsom case in the wake of revelations Baumgartner was a chronic alcoholic and pill addict who used a felon on probation in his court to procure pills and using a graduate of his Drug Court to garner sex and pills.

A Tennessee Bureau of Investigation probe showed that much of Baumgartner's crimes were committed while he was still helming the Christian/Newsom case. A News Sentinel investigation showed Baumgartner was secretly pushed into treatment for alcohol addiction before those trials began but was allowed to remain in control of that case.

Although the News Sentinel has pushed for a release of the entire TBI file, only a scant portion has been made public. However, attorneys Dillard and Johnson, who represent Thomas, as well as the defenders for the remaining three defendants are privy to its entire contents.

The News Sentinel had reported that the portion of the file made public revealed the two prosecutors who handled the Christian/Newsom trials saw Baumgartner as a motorist weaving on his way back from jury selection in the trial of defendant Vanessa Coleman and that Baumgartner later pulled the pair aside and admitted he had been driving under the influence of what he claimed were muscle relaxers.

The newspaper also disclosed that Nichols, in turn, confronted Baumgartner, who confessed he had been drinking an entire bottle of wine each night to ease insomnia.

But Dillard and Johnson added another revelation not contained in the part of the file made public.

"During this visit, former Judge Baumgartner told Mr. Nichols that he was drinking a bottle of wine a night while at the same time going to the Bradford Rehabilitation Clinic (an outpatient center in Knoxville) and Alcoholics Anonymous meetings," the pair wrote.

Worse, the attorneys contend, both Nichols and his staff kept these revelations secret from the lawyers in the Christian/Newsom case.

"Of course, many other cases were being handled by the Knox County District Attorney General's Office before Judge Baumgartner at that time as well," the response stated. "Counsel for Mr. Thomas, who were not before Judge Baumgartner in his courtroom on a daily basis as were the members of (Nichols' staff), would have wanted to know about the judge's demeanor, behavior on the bench and condition that led Mr. Nichols to the extraordinary step of an ex parte direct inquiry of Judge Baumgartner about his problems. … Yet nothing was disclosed by Mr. Nichols or his office at that time."

Nichols' special counsel, John Gill, on Wednesday insisted Nichols' meeting with Baumgartner was not about a particular case and, therefore, is not an ex parte communication. As to whether Nichols should have told the Christian/Newsom attorneys about signs Baumgartner was impaired, Gill said, "We didn't realize the extent of the problem."

Ex parte communication means a discussion about a pending case between a judge and only one side of that case. It is generally frowned upon. Nichols has suggested Blackwood has been having one-sided discussions about the Christian/Newsom case with unidentified people and labeled as objectionable ex parte communication emails Blackwood sent to both sides in the Christian/Newsom case in an effort to avoid media scrutiny.

Dillard and Johnson deny any such one-sided chats, as has Blackwood. The attorneys say there is nothing wrong with the emails, which concerned scheduling issues, because those communications went to both sides.

See also:

Judge Baumgartner sends veteran to jail for kiddie porn after shooting video at a public swimming pool of fully clothed adults - Overturned on appeal.

Judge Baumgartner sends veteran to jail for allegedly shooting redlight traffic camera - All charges dismissed after Knox deputy sheriff confessed to shooting a redlight traffic scamera.

A drunk judge had to be escorted from court after kissing a solicitor, swearing at an usher and insulting a prosecutor while "fortified" with brandy, a disciplinary tribunal has heard.

A Pennsylvania judge has landed on the other side of the law after police found him (sans robe or gavel) highly intoxicated, naked and wrapped in a bedsheet in a Cumberland County hotel.

Former Masturbating Judge Busted For DUI

Meet former Creek County, Oklahoma District Judge Donald Thompson, who we sometimes refer to as “The Masturbating Judge”.

It seems that Thompson is in trouble with the law again.

No, not for playing with his sex toys in public, like previously.

This time Thompson was busted for allegedly driving while under the influence.

This after a state trooper saw a vehicle stopped on the outside shoulder of the Creek Turnpike east of Elwood Avenue, in Tulsa. When the trooper investigated he allegedly found the former judge to have slurred speech, bloodshot eyes and a strong odor of alcohol on his breath and Thompson’s vehicle to have damage to the driver’s side and a flat tire.

Reportedly Thompson said he could not remember how his car got a flat tire and damage to its driver’s side. However the mystery did not remain a mystery for long as the trooper later discovered Thompson had had hit a bridge wall on the turnpike.

Allegedly Thompson’s breath test revealed a blood-alcohol content of 0.11 and he was arrested on a DUI charge.

Tulsa Jail records indicate that Thompson was arrested on a DUI charge at 3:00 a.m. on 12/05/08 and booked into the Tulsa jail at 5:30 a.m. Jail records also indicate that Thompson was released on $1,000 bond at 10:47 a.m. the same day.

Thompson in addition to being a former Creek County district judge is also a convicted felon and registered sex offender who was released from prison in April after serving two years of four one-year sentences on four felony counts of indecent exposure after being convicted on allegations that he used a penis pump, shaved his scrotum and masturbated while on the bench during trials in Creek County, Oklahoma in 2002 and 2003.

Penis pump judge gets 4-year jail term

USA Today

BRISTOW, Okla. (AP) — A former judge convicted of exposing himself while presiding over jury trials by using a sexual device under his robe was sentenced Friday to four years in prison.

Donald Thompson had spent almost 23 years on the bench and had served as a state legislator before retiring from the court in 2004. He showed no reaction when he was sentenced.

At his trial this summer, his former court reporter, Lisa Foster, testified that she saw Thompson expose himself at least 15 times during trial between 2001 and 2003. Prosecutors said he also used a device known as a penis pump during at least four trials in the same period.

Thompson, 59, was convicted last month of four felony courts of indecent exposure for incidents that took place in his Creek County courtroom.

Thompson, a married father of three grown children, testified that the penis pump was given to him as a joke by a longtime hunting and fishing buddy.

"It wasn't something I was hiding," he said.

He said he may have absentmindedly squeezed the pump's handle during court cases but never used it to masturbate.

Foster told authorities that she saw Thompson use the device almost daily during the August 2003 murder trial of a man accused of shaking a toddler to death. A whooshing sound could be heard on Foster's audiotape of the trial. When jurors asked the judge about the sound, Thompson said he hadn't heard it but would listen for it.

Police built a case against the judge after a police officer testifying in a 2003 murder trial saw a piece of plastic tubing disappear under Thompson's robe. During a lunch break, officers took photographs of the pump under the desk.

Investigators later checked the carpet, Thompson's robes and the chair behind the bench and found semen, according to court records.

Carmelia Brossett, a senior probation officer for the state Department of Corrections, said in a presentencing report that Thompson refused to undergo psychosexual testing.

"Thompson's denial of the offense would likely present difficulty, if not inability for treatment providers to provide meaningful and beneficial sex-offender treatment," she said.

The jury recommended a sentence of one year in prison and a $10,000 fine on each count. The jury foreman has said it was the jury's intent that Thompson serve the full sentence.

Judge C. Allen McCall denied a defense motion asking that Thompson be allowed to remain free pending an appeal. Thompson was also ordered to pay a $40,000 fine.

"My god! A judge was arrested for using a peterpump on himself in court?! During a murder trial?! It doesn't surprise me."
-Justice Sharon Lee on Tennessee Supreme Court, dining with The Dragonater (re CNN TV News,, Reuters, Judge suspected of masturbating in court, June 24, 2004)

Wednesday, June 27, 2012

Police State death squads raid Dragon

Watch BCSO on WBIR illegally pass on the double yellow NO PASSING ZONE on the Dragon, and pass on the double yellow NO PASSING ZONE on the federal Foothills Parkway. No mention of contersteering by BCSO nor WBIR, which would prevent over 90% of fatal crashes according to USDOT. No mention of the 4-hour "rescue" time by rural Metro ambulance service on the Dragon. Police State death squads have already murdered 2 bikers on the Dragon in 2012 before Summer has even started, by denial of medical assistance and censorship of lifesaving riding techniques...

"I’ll burn your house down, set your dog on fire and there won’t be a member of your family left, do you understand me? I won’t hire it done, I will do it myself! Do you understand me?”
-Blount County Dragon sheriff James Berrong firing his secretary in the Blount County Justice Center, United States Court of Appeals, Sixth Circuit, Nuchols v. Berrong, No. 04-5645, July 11, 2005

Tennessee Auditors Arrive - 48 Blount Sheriff cars missing - Blount County Commissioner Jim Folts: "The state auditor arrived in the County a few weeks ago. The auditor was able to find only 239 vehicles. What happened to the other 48 vehicles? But the Sheriff wants the taxpayers to support a tax increase, so that he can have even more money to spend next year. Does this make sense to you?"

2. to steal; filch. 3. to buy (narcotics). 4. cop out, a. to avoid one's responsibility, the fulfillment of a promise, etc.; renege; back out. 5. cop a plea, a. to plead guilty or confess in return for receiving a lighter sentence. b. to plead guilty to a lesser charge; plea-bargain."
-Random House Unabridged Dictionary

"The median pre-crash speed was 29.8 mph, and the median crash speed was 21.5 mph, and the one-in-a-thousand crash speed is approximately 86 mph. Motorcycle riders in these accidents showed significant collision avoidance problems. Most riders would overbrake and skid the rear wheel, and underbrake the front wheel greatly reducing collision avoidance deceleration. The ability to countersteer and swerve was essentially absent."
-Dr Harry Hurt PhD, USDOT Hurt Report (Dr Hurt was killed by medical doctors which are the leading cause of death in USA)

Increased patrols on the Dragon bring results for Blount Co. Sheriff

The Blount County Sheriff's Department released the results of their increased efforts on the "Tail of the Dragon" last week.

That curvy 11.2 mile stretch of Hwy. 129 attracts motorcyclists and other drivers from across the country, eager to test their skills on the 318 S-curves. However, speed and driver error contribute to a number of crashes in that area every week.

On Friday, deputies increased their efforts on the Dragon, in an effort to reduce the high number of injuries and fatalities due to crashes along this roadway.

Seven deputies concentrated their efforts between 11 a.m. and 8 p.m,. and issued a total of 43 citations during that time:

Speeding: 18
Registration Violation: 6
No insurance: 9
Driving left of center: 2
No helmet: 2
No seatbelt: 6

In addition, deputies assisted 10 motorists who required help.

So far in 2012, two people have died as a result of motorcycle accidents on the Tail of the Dragon.

Reality check:

THP Biker Tickets Increase 11,400% on the Dragon - Death rate quadruples AFTER Police State crackdown. Under TN Code, exceeding the speed limit by ONE MPH or getting ANY other traffic ticket carries a 30 DAY JAIL SENTENCE, and EVERY driver can be sentenced to LIFE IN PRISON as a "habitual motor vehicle offender".

Rural Metro ambulance service has 4-hour rescue time that kills bikers on the Dragon - Rural Metro contract with Knox County requires a 10-minute rescue time.

Actual speed limit on Dragon is 65 mph - The posted "speed limit" of 30 mph only applies to illiterate cowards, Tennessee cops have ZERO jurisdiction on the Northbound Dragon thanks to annexation by the Great Smoky Mountain National Park.

Prosecutors, judges and politicians agree that car insurance is never mandatory - Only suckers pay GEICOCIA Govt Employees Insurance Company so pedophile Warren Buffett of the Franklin coverup can steal $30-Billion personal salary tax-free.

Constitutional Right to Drive without a driver license internal passport - Unless you believe in the 6th Plank of the Communist Manifesto.

Truth in motorcycle death statistics - THP and TV "news" censor lifesaving government reports on Countersteering. Government murdered 260-million of it's own citizens in the past 100 years, not counting 100-million abortions in USA since genocide was legalized by the US Supreme Court in 1973 at Bohemian Grove, with doctors the #1 cause of death in USA today killing 1-million US citizens every year(not counting 10-million annual abortions in USA).

American Autobahn - Driving 250 mph on a public highway is not only legal, it's safer than driving 55 mph.

Blount County names highway to honor convicted hit-and-run killer of sportbike tourist - Kill a biker get a highway named for you!

The Battle of Athens TN - Cops write traffic tickets, motorists open fire on police station with full-auto assault rifles and dynomite. Sheriff and all deputies surrenders to citizens' arrest. 100s of Blount County residents prepare to invade McMinn County to arrest ALL cops and politicians!

Why don't BCSO enforce the BAN on deadly big trucks on the Dragon, to save them $1,000 tow bills:

Blount Sheriff slows Dragon with motorcycle patrols

More than 300 curves in 11 miles along the "Tail of the Dragon" on U.S. 129 attract tens of thousands of motorcycle and sports car enthusiasts to Blount County every year.

The unpredictable curves also attract wrecks. A slew of recent crashes drove the Blount County Sheriff's Office to saturate the Dragon with two-wheeling officers Friday.

"We're up here on the motorcycles due to the high number of wrecks and the number of fatalities we've had recently," said BCSO Lt. Randy Ailey. "Two people have died on this road this year and we've had a lot of serious injuries where people had to be flown to the hospital on helicopters."

Ailey has grown to expect fatalities on the Dragon during his 15 years with the Blount County Sheriff's Office, but he hopes to put the brakes to the deadly annual tradition.

"Since 2002, we have had 27 deaths on this stretch of highway. That's just ridiculous," said Ailey. "We have five officers up here today to cover all of U.S. 129 to the state line. We'll be out here most of the evening and try to run radar in areas where we've had a lot of crashes."

The speed limit along the Dragon is 30 miles per hour, but some curves require even less speed.

"The radius on the curves changes mid-curve and that can throw a lot of inexperienced riders off. The two main things up here that lead to wrecks are speed and inexperience," said Ailey. "People will go out and buy a new bike and immediately come to the Dragon. That's a mistake. A lot of people are killed or seriously injured because of inexperience."

Ailey stood beside his motorcycle and clocked several vehicles near one of the scenic overlooks. He said officers use their discretion to determine whether someone is driving dangerously.

"I just clocked someone going 39, which coming downhill on a straightaway is not something I'm going to say much about. But 39 somewhere else could be a very different situation. It's up to the officer," said Ailey. "One of the big problems we have up here is people racing. People time themselves from the state line to different points on the Dragon. A lot of them like to film themselves doing it and then they'll post it on YouTube to brag."

Ailey said the culprits are not always people riding sport bikes. The speed demons along the dragon include all types of two, three, and four-wheeled vehicles.

"I've clocked a pickup truck going more than 80 miles an hour. I clocked a Corvette going 87 near the state line," said Ailey. "It is incredibly dangerous and a lot of these drivers are not staying in their lanes and cause head-on collisions."

Crashes along U.S. 129 also have a tendency to become more serious due to the remoteness of the road.

"It takes a long time for emergency responders to drive up here. There is also no cell phone service up here. If you get into a wreck, you cannot call for help. You have to wait for someone to see you and then they have to drive to a point where they can get service to call. All of that happens before the emergency response even begins. You're talking about at least an hour and a half before you're at the hospital. Late last night (Thursday night) we were told someone wrecked up here and it took an hour before anyone saw him."

BCSO does not have the resources to maintain Friday's level of enforcement. The hope is a stint of saturation will help raise overall awareness among riders.

"If you're up here riding, enjoy yourself," said Ailey. "But please keep it slow. We're here to try to reduce the number of people being killed."


"The Centers for Disease Control says that 100,000 young athletes between the ages of 13 and 30 drop dead every year, either during exercise, during a sporting event or immediately after. Or twice that."
-Dr Joel Wallach ND DVM, Doctor of Naturopathic Medicine, Doctor of Veterinary Medicine, 1991 Nobel Prize Nominee - Medicine, author of Dead Doctors Don't Lie (46-million copies sold)

"The most stunning statistic, however, is that the total number of deaths caused by conventional medicine is an astounding 783,936 per year. It is now evident that the American medical system is the leading cause of death and injury in the US. Using Leape's 1997 medical and drug error rate would add another 216,000 deaths, for a total of 999,936 deaths annually. Our estimated 10-year total of 7.8 million iatrogenic* deaths is more than all the casualties from all the wars fought by the US throughout its entire history. Our considerably higher figure is equivalent to six jumbo jets are falling out of the sky each day."
—Gary Null, PhD; Carolyn Dean MD, ND; Martin Feldman, MD; Debora Rasio, MD; Dorothy Smith, PhD, Death by Medicine, March 2004 (plus 10-Million annual aborticides in USA)

50% of doctors and nurses still don't wash their hands.

Nurses Did Not Wash Hands, Blamed for Deaths of 90 British Patients,2933,301482,00.html

247 Americans Die Every Day from Doctors not Washing Their Hands

"The nation’s largest abortion provider topped $1 billion in total net assets in 2009-2010, its first time reaching that mark, according to Planned Parenthood’s latest annual report. Almost half of the group’s annual revenue — 46 percent — comes from taxpayers in the form of grants, contracts and Medicaid payments, according to an analysis by the anti-abortion group Susan B. Anthony List."
-The Hill, Planned Parenthood tops $1 billion in assets, 12/30/11

"Both fetuses and newborns do not have the same moral status as actual persons. Abortion is largely accepted even for reasons that do not have anything to do with the fetus' health. By showing that (1) both fetuses and newborns do not have the same moral status as actual persons, (2) the fact that both are potential persons is morally irrelevant and (3) adoption is not always in the best interest of actual people, the authors argue that what we call ‘after-birth abortion’ (killing a newborn) should be permissible in all the cases where abortion is, including cases where the newborn is not disabled. The fact that both are potential persons is morally irrelevant. Merely being human is not in itself a reason for ascribing someone a right to life. Indeed, many humans are not considered subjects of a right to life: spare embryos where research on embryo stem cells is permitted, fetuses where abortion is permitted, criminals where capital punishment is legal."
-Dr Alberto Giubilini PhD, Monash University in Melbourne, Australia; Dr Francesca Minerva PhD, Centre for Applied Philosophy and Public Ethics, University of Melbourne, Journal of Medical Ethics, After-birth abortion: why should the baby live? 23 February 2012

Merck brags Vioxx killed more people than Americans killed in the Vietnam War

"If we do a great job on vaccines, we can lower global population."
-Billionaire Bill Gates, T.E.D. Con

Congressman Ron Paul MD says Obama refuses flu vaccine

WHO chief Margaret Chan refuses to get flu vaccine

"Harold Shipman, the British family doctor who murdered more than 200 of his patients to become one of the worst serial killers of all time, hanged himself in his prison cell."
—Reuters, Britain's worst serial killer Dr Death dies in prison, Jan 13, 2004

"In the event that I am reincarnated, I would like to return as a deadly virus, in order to contribute something to solve overpopulation."
-Nazi Prince Philip King of the British Empire, owner/director of British Petroleum in charge of bioweapons labs, husband of German Queen of England Elizabeth Sax Coberg Gotha, a/k/a Queen of Babylon at jewish Bohemian Grove homosexual nudist compound for snuff kiddie porn, "If I Were an Animal"; United Kingdom, Robin Clark Ltd., 1986

"They have long been famed for their love of lavish banquets and rich recipes. But what is less well known is that the British royals also had a taste for human flesh. A new book on medicinal cannibalism has revealed that possibly as recently as the end of the 18th century British royalty swallowed parts of the human body. Even as they denounced the barbaric cannibals of the New World, they applied, drank, or wore powdered Egyptian mummy, human fat, flesh, bone, blood, brains and skin. Moss taken from the skulls of dead soldiers was even used as a cure for nosebleeds, according to Dr Richard Sugg at Durham University. Both Queen Mary II and her uncle King Charles II both took distilled human skull on their deathbeds in 1698 and 1685. Whilst corpse medicine has sometimes been presented as a medieval therapy, it was at its height during the social and scientific revolutions of early-modern Britain. In the heyday of medicinal cannibalism bodies or bones were routinely taken from Egyptian tombs and European graveyards. Not only that, but some way into the eighteenth century one of the biggest imports from Ireland into Britain was human skulls. Whether or not all this was worse than the modern black market in human organs is difficult to say. In Denmark the young Hans Christian Andersen saw parents getting their sick child to drink blood at the scaffold. So popular was this treatment that hangmen routinely had their assistants catch the blood in cups as it spurted from the necks of dying felons. Occasionally a patient might shortcut this system. At one early sixteenth-century execution in Germany, a vagrant grabbed the beheaded body before it had fallen, and drank the blood from him."
-London Daily Mail, Medicinal Cannibalism: British royalty dined on human flesh, 21 May 2011

"In 2003 I had a patient who was a patient in my drug-free medical practice, who was a head of state. One day she said, 'You know, it's almost time for the Great Culling to begin. The Great Culling, when you thin the herd. It's almost time for the Useless Eaters to be culled. Those are the people who are consuming our unrenewable natural resources.' I said, 'Who's behind that?' She said, 'We, the aristocrats.'"
-Dr Rima Laibow MD, wife of General Albert Stubblebine (commander of Men Who Kill Goats in CIA's Project Stargate), Bilderberg Conspiracy Theory with Govenor Jesse Ventura

"The British National Health Service (NHS) — the epitome of socialized medicine — may be prematurely ending the lives of as many as 130,000 elderly patients annually, a top physician told the Royal Society of Medicine in London. Patrick Pullicino, a consultant neurologist for East Kent Hospitals and professor of clinical neurosciences at the University of Kent, said a controversial end-of-life care method called the Liverpool Care Pathway (LCP) now used in British hospitals has become an “assisted death pathway rather than a care pathway,” according to a report in the Daily Mail. “If we accept the Liverpool Care Pathway we accept that euthanasia is part of the standard way of dying as it is now associated with 29 per cent of NHS deaths,” Pullicino declared, referring to statistics showing that of the 450,000 annual deaths of patients under NHS care, about 130,000 are of patients who were on the LCP. It rapidly became fashionable: recognized as a model for the NHS in 2001; approved by NICE [the National Institute for Health and Clinical Excellence, which rations care on a cost-benefit basis] as a recommended practice in 2004; and a 2006 health white paper said it should be adopted across the country. Its use spread from cancer sufferers to all patients. Doctors are supposed to identify a patient who is bound to die in the near future. The plan then can include withdrawal of treatment, including the provision of water and nourishment by tube. Patients are typically heavily sedated. The LCP’s quick adoption by the NHS and NICE represented “euthanasia by the back door,” in the words of the Telegraph’s Gerald Warner. “In 2007–08,” he wrote, “16.5 percent of deaths in Britain resulted from continuous deep sedation — twice the rate of the Netherlands with its notorious culture of death and legalized euthanasia.” Pullicino, according to the Mail, recalled taking a 71-year-old patient off the LCP, after which the man lived another 14 months, mostly at home, “at considerable cost to the NHS and the taxpayer.” (He died after being admitted to the hospital for pneumonia and put back on the LCP.) Other doctors have recounted similar experiences. Dr. Peter Hargreaves, a consultant in palliative medicine at St. Luke’s Cancer Center in Guildford, told the Telegraph in 2009 that “he had personally taken patients off the pathway who went on to live for ‘significant’ amounts of time.” Hargreaves worried that the LCP could “become a self-fulfilling prophecy” because doctors would make the determination as to which patients were likely to die and then, by withdrawing lifesaving treatment and heavily sedating them, guarantee that they would die."
-The New American, "Doctor: British Health Service Euthanizes 130,000 Patients a Year," 20 June 2012

"'People are too trusting, people don't ask the right questions.' Sometimes, being too trusting was equated with being too dumb. But sometimes when he would say that and say, 'People don't ask the right questions,' it was almost with a sense of regret, as if he were uneasy with what he was part of, and wished that people would challenge it and maybe not be so trusting."
-Dr. Lawrence Dunegan MD, quoting Dr. Richard Day MD who was director of Planned Parenthood paid $1-billion by the U.S. Govt to successfully genocide 100-million U.S. citizens, New Order of the Barbarians

"Maintain humanity under 500,000,000 in perpetual balance with nature."
-Georgia Guidestones

Friday, June 22, 2012

If Blount sheriff knows where Mike Hearon's body is, why don't he dig him up?

What will The Dragonater do with $35,000.....?

Mercedes, church bus retrieved from lake - "A Mercedes-Benz 300SL was pulled from Melton Hill Lake today, the second submerged vehicle recovered since an operation began Monday. Police are tight-lipped about the retrieval efforts, which are a joint operation involving the Oak Ridge Police Department and the Anderson County Sheriff's Department. Members of the sheriff's department's dive team are participating in the search for additional vehicles." Related? "They are looking for a specific vehicle, and its not a stolen car investigation.
If they find it, it will break a huge case."

"Mike Hearon went missing on Saturday, August 23, 2008 from his home in Happy Valley. He was last seen leaving his home on Bell Branch Road on his all-terrain vehicle. His ATV was found a few days later, but no signs of Mike or any clues as to what may have happened to him have been found. This site is dedicated to sharing what we know about Mike's disappearance with the hope of finding more information. Mike's story has recently been added to America's Most Wanted's website. In honor of the one year mark of Mike's disappearance, family and friends are attempting to increase the reward amount for information regarding Mike's disappearance. Funds will only be collected if the Blount County Sherriff's Department deems the information given warrants a reward."

"After four days of exhaustive searching by law enforcement and hundreds of volunteers, the search for a missing Happy Valley man will be scaled down and backcountry search operations will be halted. The decision was made at about 4 p.m. Friday, said Blount County Sheriff's Office Assistant Chief Jeff French. Michael Hearon, 51, was last seen by a neighbor on his ATV Saturday and has not been heard from since. Hundreds of volunteers and officials covered about 450 acres. Tactics included an aerial search Friday with assistance from the Knox County Sheriff's Office helicopter, cadaver dogs from North Carolina, sheriff's deputies on horseback, private citizens with horses, ATVs and grid searches of the backcountry on foot. Great Smoky Mountains National Park Public Affairs Officer Bob Miller said Friday that rangers will also no longer be participating in large-scale searches. Anyone with information that could assist in locating Michael Hearon should immediately call the Blount County Sheriff's Office 24-hour hot line at 273-5200."
-Maryville Daily Times, Search for missing Blount man scaled back, August 30. 2008

"I'll burn your house down, set your dog on fire and there won't be a member of your family left, do you understand me? I won't hire it done, I will do it myself! Do you understand me?"
-Blount County sheriff James Berrong, United States Court of Appeals, Sixth Circuit, Nuchols v. Berrong, No. 04-5645, July 11, 2005 (NOT RECOMMENDED FOR FULL-TEXT PUBLICATION)

A reliable little birdy told The Dragonater that the location of Hearon's rotting corpse is known to police. The Dragonater has reported on numerous local "unsolved" murders committed with immunity by "police informants" (or by police death squads). Did Blount sheriff Berrong deny cooperation with America's Most Wanted on this case, after ending the "massive search" after only 4 days? Hearon reportedly went missing in a supected drug deal gone bad, or by stumbling across an embedded pot farm (a popular operation by TN sheriffs). TN leads the nation in sheriffs convicted of dope dealing. FBI reports that over $1-billion in cocaine flows through Blount County's McGhee Tyson airport every year, in 1980s "Federal" Reserve Notes (not counting CIA coke and Afghan heroin by Skull & Bones' "Federal" Express). Blount County renamed Pellissippi Parkway in honor of the alleged crack cocaine kingpin of East TN...... I wonder why the smartest bikers stay away from the Dragon?

"Pellissippi Parkway renamed the Senator Carl Koella Memorial Highway. A former police chief's home burned down due to arson, coincidentally as he investigated Senator Koella's crash. Ex-cop J.D. Smith was also a political candidate for the Tennessee state legislature. The fire destroyed many of his Koella files, but some information did survive. The Sevier County resident checked out Koella's alleged bar-room antics at the Airport Hilton with Tennessee governor Don Sundquist, prior to the senator's fatal crash. The private detective was on the trail of allegations that Senator Koella was kicked out of the Hilton bar by a bouncer, due to Koella's inebriated state. The governor's aircraft was parked next door at the Cherokee Aviation terminal."
-The Prohibition times, Blount County Highway Named for Convicted Hit-and-Run Killer of Biker Tourist

FBI Investigation of Blount County public servants

Ellsberg ties FBI to Martin Luther King shooting, Knoxville News-Sentinel Page 1 banner headline, 12 November 1978

My Story By Jamey Hearon (web exclusive)

My Father in Law has been missing since August. 2008. Mike is a wonderful father and friend to everyone. He is the type of man that would give you the shirt off his back if you needed it. He is an easy going, fun loving guy who loves living life. He is not perfect, but something I admire about him is that he would never claim that he was. He is kind hearted and generous and can always be counted on by his family. He is an easy going, fun loving guy, who loves to live life. Our family wonders everyday what has happened to Mike.

Michael Hearon was last seen on Saturday, August 23, 2008 around 11:00 a.m. He was leaving his bell branch residence in Tallassee, Tenn. on his four-wheeler.

That morning, Mike had called Matt and Andy, his sons, to tell them that he was leaving his condo in Maryville, TN to mow and bush hog at his Happy Valley property. He spoke with Andy and left matt a message. Mike usually let matt and Andy know when he was going to Happy Valley so they knew he would be hard to get a hold of since there is no cell phone service there. He has a house phone but worked a lot outside on his farm. He went by Andy's house to pick the mover and loaded it on his trailer. Andy saw Mike pulling onto highway 321(near Andy’s home) with the mower on the trailer. He was turning as if he was headed to go over the parkway that leads to his bell branch property. On the way, Mike spoke to a friend, told him he was at or near the parkway and he would call him when he reached his bell branch house. There is limited service on the parkway.

Neighbors say, they witnessed mike drive his truck, down Bell Branch Road toward his home. They also say he was with the trailer and mower. His Friend reports that mike called and told him that the grapes were not ready to be picked, so he was going to mow and bush hog. About 15 minutes later, he left on his 4 wheeler. Neighbors say he waved Goodbye as he drove away from his house, down bell branch road.

That was the last time Mike was seen or heard from. Friends who went to look at the cattle later on Sunday say, Mike's truck remained parked at the end of the road with the trailer still attached and the mower still on the trailer. The family says, Mike normally parked his truck at the end of the road to load and unload the trailer, and then moved it closer to the house.

Mike's parents live at an adjacent property, they went by his house on Sunday but did not go inside. Monday morning they went by again, saw his truck in the same place then went inside the house. The door was unlocked but mike did not always lock his doors. They looked around the house and yard but did not see their son. They called matt and told him that his dad was not there, so matt checked his condo in Maryville and found his car and motorcycle both parked in the garage, nothing was out of place. Mike's Parents continued to check the bell Branch property, at his house they found his keys, cell phone, money clip (with credit cards, license and money), and gun, all in his truck. Matt and Andy arrived at Bell Branch to join the search for Mike, they noticed one of his four wheelers missing. After riding around Mike's property (about 75acres), Matt called the police.

The missing four-wheeler was found on august 26 about a mile from Michael's house. It was neither wrecked nor damaged. Blount County Police along with volunteers searched the area where the ATV was found and the surrounding area by a grid search. The search included an aerial search, cadaver dogs, police and volunteers on horseback and ATVs as well as hiking trails in the area. Unfortunately, no other clues or information have been found explaining Michael's disappearance.

We believe that someone out there knows something about Mike's disappearance, and we are pleading for anyone to come forward with information -- even if it doesn't seem relevant.

A $15,000 reward is being offered for information leading to Hearon's location. The sheriff's office offered $5,000, and an anonymous contributor added $10,000.

Our lives have changed so much since August 23, 2008. There are a lot of things that I think about when I think of Mike, and I am so thankful that they are good things. But I do feel that our family has been cheated of many more good memories we should have with him. One thing I know Mike talked about looking forward to was becoming a grandfather. It breaks my heart to think of how great he would be with his future grandchildren and what he would have brought to their lives.

We miss him very much and have not given up hope of finding him. We know someone out there knows something about his whereabouts, and we hope and pray they will come forward with this information.

Sheriff threatens women, elderly, even Commissioners

Citizens for Better Government
Blount County Tennessee

Recently, there have been disturbing reports of harassment and threats by some members the Blount County Sheriff’s department against citizens of the county who dare to criticize the department.

The latest example occurred at the January Commission meeting. Ron McTigue, 77 years old, found himself being waved out of the Commission room into the hall by Sheriff James Berrong. The Sheriff told McTigue that if he continued to ask questions about what happened to the 28 Sheriff’s vehicles missing from the recent inventory, that he would sue McTigue. Mr. McTigue, is seriously ill, partly from the lifelong effects from being a Marine fighting in Korea. The cost of drugs for he and his wife leave very little extra money. He was shaken by the Sheriff’s threat, particularly because, just a few months ago, in a similar encounter, the Sheriff ordered McTigue “to be in my office tomorrow at 10am”. McTigue declined the Sheriff’s order. Strangely, a black unmarked car followed McTigue home from the Commission meeting and parked in front of his house for more than four hours. In fear for his safety and the safety of his wife, McTigue sat for the entire time behind his door with a shotgun ready. But McTigue is not about to knuckle under to the Sheriff’s threats. Mr. McTigue says:”I did not get shot at in Korea only to be intimidated by a Sheriff who refuses to answer a simple taxpayer question.”

Sadly, this is not the first time the Sheriff and some members of his department have tried to harass or intimidate citizens. In 2005, the county paid $50,000 of taxpayer money to settle a sexual harassment suit filed by a county employee against the Sheriff.

In an even more serious case, Sheriff James Berrong and the County are being sued for more than a million dollars by an elderly lady, because the Sheriff allegedly told the woman that he would burn her house down, set her dog on fire, and kill everyone in her family.

The Sheriff’s department has also attacked leaders of citizens groups who question the actions of the department. In a recent letter to the editor, the Assistant Deputy Chief for Internal Affairs and Training, (ironically the guy within the department responsible for maintaining standards of professionalism) called the leader of a leading citizens group a “vampire”. His choice of words tells us everything we need to know about his professionalism.

More Sheriff’s harassment was directed at another citizens group when the group placed flyers critical of the Sheriff, but supporting the working-level deputies, on a table designated by the Commission for such materials. One of the Sheriff’s deputies grabbed the flyers off the table, saying “this material don’t need to be here” and threw the flyers in a garbage can. When a member of the citizens group questioned why the deputy did such a thing, the deputy replied: “because I wanted to, and because I can”. The deputy continued, telling the elderly man “you can get it out of the trash can if you want one”. An immediate public complaint was made to the Mayor, who was chairing the meeting. The Mayor said such conduct was unacceptable and promised to deal with the matter like a “Marine drill sergeant”. Weeks later, when questioned about what disciplinary action had been taken, the Mayor said it was “the Sheriff’s problem”. Now, months later, there is no sign that any disciplinary action was taken by Sheriff Berrong.

Even County Commissioners are victims of harassment by the Sheriff and his minions. In one recent case, a Commissioner requested copies of certain expenditures made by the Sheriff’s department. His request was greeted by a letter, from the Assistant Deputy Chief of Internal Affairs and Training, which accused the Commissioner of having “stupid tendencies” and being a “coward”. The Sheriff’s Assistant Deputy Chief went on to say: “You are absolutely scared to death to come to the Sheriff’s Office and meet”. While the Commissioner is not a coward, who could blame him for being reluctant to come to the Sheriff’s office, in view of the harassment and threats recounted here.

There are many good, professional, deputies who work at the Sheriff’s department. They understand that their job is to uphold and enforce the law. Unfortunately, there are also a few people at the department (who are often in senior positions) who don’t seem to take professionalism seriously. They seem to think they are the law. Those people are no better than the thugs they are supposed to be chasing.

Will Court decision mean more threats from the Sheriff?

Citizens for Better Government
Blount County Tennessee

You have worked for an organization for years. One day your boss calls you in. He tells you he has a tape of a conversation where his wife, suspicious about his extracurricular activities, asked you to confirm her suspicions. He tells you that: “your ass is fired, you get out of here”. He then tells you: “I’ll burn your house down, set your dog on fire and there won’t be a member of your family left, do you understand me?” Then he adds “I won’t hire it done, I will do it myself! Do you understand me?” Would you feel that your rights have been violated?

This is the scary picture painted in a recent lawsuit ruling by the Sixth Circuit Court of appeals. These threats were not made by some Mafia thug. They were allegedly made by Blount County Sheriff, James Berrong.

Incredibly, the Court of Appeals concluded Berrong’s threats did not rise to a constitutional violation because the threats did not “shock the conscience”. We do not know about the Appeals Court Judges, but these threats surely shock consciences of most of our citizens – especially when the come from the top law enforcement officer in Blount County.

The department is already facing multiple $1,000,000+ lawsuits alleging serious mistreatment of citizens – including a local physician. The lack of professionalism at the top of our Sheriff’s Department seems to have the county careening toward disaster.

Our greatest concern is that this court decision will encourage even more threats and intimidation of citizens by the Blount County Sheriff’s Department. Be careful out there – especially of the top dogs in our Sheriff’s department.

2nd Harley death on the Dragon

RIP Harley and Harley

At least he died happy, not rotting away in a nursing prison.

Good to see THP's policy of banning the word "countersteering" -- and banning from the Dragon skilled riders with capable equipment and full safety gear -- is having the desired effect... Everybody knows a Police State will keep them safe!

"Had a couple serious accidents Saturday...a sportbike vs. truck (rider ok) and a cruiser off the road around mile marker 8, resulting in the second fatality this year, the first being a cruiser off the road only a couple of weeks ago. Our condolences to their friends and family...let's take it easy out there folks, no more of that please."
Naples man killed in motorcycle crash in Tennessee

Knoxville News Sentinel
June 18, 2012

A Naples man was killed Friday when he crashed his motorcycle on U.S. 129 in Blount County, the Tennessee Highway Patrol said.

Harley L. Hogue, 53, died in the 1 p.m. wreck that occurred near mile marker 8, according to a THP news release. The wreck occurred on a portion of U.S. 129 commonly referred to as "The Dragon" because of the multiple switchback curves.

Trooper Mike Beaty reported Hogue was riding a 2006 Harley-Davidson Road King northbound and failed to negotiate a sharp right curve. The motorcycle ran off the left side of the road, struck a tree stump, ran over a fallen tree and then struck a standing tree, according to the trooper. The motorcycle and the rider then went approximately 50 feet over an embankment, Beaty said.

According to the news release, while there were no signs of alcohol or drug use, THP procedure calls for drug and alcohol tests to be requested.

See also:

Motorcycle crashes into ambulance on The Dragon - THP says at least two motorcycle wrecks happened within hours on the same stretch of US-129.

Saturday, June 9, 2012

Biker slayed by Dragon

Crazy stupid sportbiker wearing full body armor?

No, an old man on a cruiser, perhaps in a t-shirt saying "I survived the Dragon." The tractor trailer continued without injury? Or just failure to countersteer with 4 hour rescue time? Nope..

"Sad to announce a death on the Dragon Wednesday June 6. A Louisiana rider went into the ditch and then careened off the steep embankment. He was reportedly standing and talking to other riders after the accident. Some say possible heart attack."

"It seems silly untilo something bad happens to you. Those little safety whistles are like 50 cents, you can put it on your keychain. A couple of weeks ago somebody went off, for an hour until somebody heard him yelling. He tried to crawl back up but he was so injured, he ending up being the first fatality of the year, on the way in the ambulance."

At least he lived life. RIP

LA motorcyclist dies in crash on 'The Dragon'

A motorcycle accident on The Dragon has claimed the life of a Louisiana man.

John Henson, 60-years-old, of Carencro was traveling on Highway 129 in Blount County, also known as The Dragon, when the crash happened Wednesday afternoon.

The Tennessee Highway Patrol says Henson failed to negotiate a right hand curve and his motorcycle ran off the road and down an embankment.

According to a THP report, Henson was wearing a helmet.

No other vehicles were involved in the accident.

Friday, June 8, 2012

Isle of Men 2012

It's like Whore Island, but with REAL men.

What not to sing when under arrest

Don’t Forget that Police Cars Contain Video Cameras

I recently ran across video posted on a New Jersey law firm’s blog of a man singing Queen’s Bohemian Rhapsody at full volume after he had been arrested for DUI. Apparently this gentleman did not realize that most police cars are equipped with video facing forwards (to record a stop and arrest) and backwards towards the back seat – to record everything done or said by an arrested person.

The police have the right to record you when you are in custody. At the same time, you have the right to remain silent and you should exercise that right. If you say anything, it should be that you want to speak to your lawyer.

Singing or doing anything that could be used as evidence of your intoxication is definitely not a good idea. Should your case go to trial, you can be sure that the prosecutor will play the video of you singing or otherwise carrying on, for the jury.

If you were arrested and did engage in the type of behavior as the gentleman in this video, please tell your lawyer. In some instances we can move to suppress this evidence and keep it away from the jury. Even if you do not intend to go to trial, getting prejudicial evidence like this ruled as inadmissible will result in more favorable please negotiations.

Thanks to our colleagues at Console & Hollawell for the inspiration.

And don't forget that the "legal limit" is 0.00% BAC/BAT for every age in every state.

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Sunday, June 3, 2012

Killer cop throws poo at judge and prosecutor, pees on cops

Killer cop disgusts even Paul Bernardo

Convicted murderer and former Toronto police officer Richard Wills has been transferred out of an Ontario prison because his behaviour disgusted Kingston Penitentiary staff and inmates, including schoolgirl sex killer Paul Bernardo, the Star has learned.

Exactly what the 25-year police veteran did behind bars remains a mystery, but it was enough to disturb and depress his maximum-security prison neighbours, including Bernardo, two justice system sources said.

Will and Bernardo were neighbours in the same segregated range of the penitentiary, along with Russell Williams, former commander of CFB Trenton, who was sentenced in 2010 to life in prison with no chance of parole for 25 years for two sadistic sex murders.

Wills was transferred to a maximum-security facility in B.C. late last month for a fresh start, the sources said. Suzanne Leclerc, of Corrections Canada in Ottawa, said she is prevented by the Privacy Act from saying where federal inmates are housed.

Solitary confinement prisoners can talk but not see inmates in adjoining cells. Cells in Kingston Pentitentiary, which opened in 1835, are 2.5 by 3 metres.

During his pre-trial and trial in Newmarket, Wills repeatedly disgusted courtroom observers before he was convicted in 2007 of first-degree murder for bludgeoning and strangling his mistress, Lavinia (Linda) Mariani.

Her body was found face-down in a garbage can and hidden behind a basement wall of his Hart St. home in Richmond Hill in 2002.

He frequently interrupted courtroom proceedings by loudly passing gas and belching and once brought things to a temporary halt by reaching into his pants and pulling out feces.

The longtime traffic cop also made a practice of urinating in the police car used to drive him to court every day from the Lindsay jail.

When he was particularly disruptive, Justice Michelle Fuerst would confine him to what court observers called “the rubber room,” a special area where he could see court proceedings on a special screen but not disrupt them.

During his trial, Wills repeatedly lashed out at Fuerst with sexist comments and ridiculed one of his lawyers with a racist epithet.

He fired five lawyers during his publicly funded case, which dragged through the system for more than five years. He also threatened from the prisoner’s box to punch out prosecutors Harold Dale and Jeff Pearson.

While behind bars during his trial, Wills had a rough relationship with other inmates in an ultra-high security wing. Biker Frank (Cisco) Lenti would repeatedly heckle him to the delight of other inmates, a former prisoner told the Star.

Wills testified that Mariani, 40, died in an accidental fall in his Richmond Hill home.

Dale and Pearson theorized that Wills smashed her on the head with a baseball bat and choked her with rope because he was upset she wouldn’t leave her husband.

Segregation prisoners at Kingston Penitentiary are allowed outside their cells for an hour a day. The rest of the time, they can read, write and watch television, if they can afford a set, but they’re not allowed access to computers or the Internet.

Wills is eligible for day parole on June 7, 2024, and for full parole on June 7, 2027.

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