Michigan Medical Marihuana Act

Medical Marihuana Caregiver Prosecuted Without Criminal Charges

Man held unconstitutionally, discovers cops failed to cite a violation of law [Updated Oct 25, 2018 9:35 PM PDT] Bay County, Mich. ~ Since August 8, 2018, outspoken medical marihuana advocate and caregiver, Ted Visner, has been held in the Bay County Jail for the past 76 days without a specified criminal charge and without the opportunity to bail out.…

Continue Reading

Government Misconduct in Rodney Franck Case

When Innocence Becomes Irrelevant

On April 23, 2015, at around 10:25 PM in downtown Vancouver, WA, an intoxicated 18 year-old male had a chance encounter and a brief verbal dispute with a 53-year old stranger over a request to “bum a cigarette.” The argument evolved into a violent physical act as the 18-year old male, Spencer Austin Pell, “snapped” according to his confession in…

Continue Reading

John Garrett Smith

John Garrett Smith Appeal Makes the SCOTUS 1%

Representing himself Pro Se before the Washington Supreme Court in 2017 after Clark County Prosecutors were granted discretionary review of his overturned 2014 conviction, John Garrett Smith submitted multiple briefs in which he exposed fraud upon the court and police misconduct that led to his conviction. Washington Supreme Court Justices ruled only on the narrow Privacy Act issue upon which…

Continue Reading

VN Series: Conveyor Belt Injustice

Vancouver Detective Disregards Evidence Procedure

Law enforcement officers are required to follow strict procedures to ensure the integrity of evidence in criminal cases from the time it is collected until it is presented at trial. Vancouver PD Policy 804 requires officers to package and submit items to the VPD Evidence Unit by the end of the shift during which they were collected. All access to…

Continue Reading

Multnomah County Juvenile Court

The Walls are Talking in Judge Svetkey’s Courtroom

Since the travesty of justice against Trisha DeLaurent was reported in articles by The Voices Network earlier this year, additional victims and witnesses to judicial malfeasance of Multnomah County Judge Susan Svetkey have come out of the woodwork to tell their stories. Disturbingly similar experiences continue to surface showing a pattern and practice of dangerous abuse of office by Judge…

Continue Reading

Medical Child Abuse Panic

A Child Abuse Pediatrician’s Ethical Obligation to “first do no harm”

Rookie child abuse pediatrician deemed expert above all others CARES Northwest Pediatrician Heather McKeag was the State’s primary witness to her own diagnosis of Medical Child Abuse (MCA) in the Oregon dependency case against Trisha DeLaurent. In a May 2nd jurisdictional decision, Judge Susan Svetkey repeatedly praised Dr. McKeag’s work on the case in spite of glaring inconsistencies and circular…

Continue Reading

Medical Child Abuse Panic

Judge Svetkey’s Ruling: Unpacking the Bias Against Defendant & Expert Witnesses

Three highly respected experts in their medical fields testified for the defense in the DeLaurent dependency case. In her written Findings of Fact, Judge Susan Svetkey failed to cite a single element of the actual opinions provided by the three witnesses whose statements emphatically disputed the State’s claims. From a combined two full days of their expert testimony, Judge Svetkey…

Continue Reading

Judge Susan Svetkey
Medical Child Abuse Panic

Jurisdictional Chicanery – Oregon Judge Rules Non-Judiciously against Washington Family

Portland, OR ~ On May 2nd, after a 3-week deliberation in the case of Oregon DHS v. Trisha DeLaurent, the long-anticipated jurisdictional decision that began 18 months ago was finally handed down by Multnomah County Circuit Court Judge Susan Svetkey. In a 7-page diatribe in which her bias opinion was neither supported by law nor the record, Judge Svetkey continued…

Continue Reading

Medical Child Abuse Panic

Open Letter to the Multnomah County Commissioners Re Multidisciplinary Team (MDT)

Dear Multnomah County Commissioners, It is said that words are like weapons and can be used as a tool for either good or evil. Whether elected or appointed, we entrust those placed in positions of authority within government, via our consent to be governed, to carefully deliberate when dispensing judgment upon us. We do not expect, nor should we ever…

Continue Reading

Brenda Carney, Detective Sandra Aldridge

After “38 Days In” NanaBean Returns to Arizona

Known as “NanaBean” to the grandson she is raising, Brenda Carney, the Arizona grandmother arrested on March 14th and extradited to Washington State as a “Fugitive from Justice,” finally flew home today to reunite with her family. Her 38-day ordeal can only be described as “shocking to the conscience”. The warrant for Mrs. Carney’s arrest was initiated on March 8th,…

Continue Reading