Edward Snook Archive
Edward Snook has been the publisher of the US~Observer newspaper for over 20 years, however his efforts to vindicate innocent people began over 25 years ago. He has also been a successful investigator, dog trainer and entrepreneur. Email this author.
Sadly, on Oct. 13, 2006, 85-year-old Lucy Miller was killed while making a reckless U-turn. In April 2007, Jamie Clark, the other party to the accident, was charged with DUI manslaughter. Now, evidence has emerged showing prosecutors withheld evidence of Clark’s innocence. Justice is not being served here. More so, this case exemplifies the old adage “two wrongs don’t make a right.”
On Aug. 27, the 41-year-old Clark’s post-conviction relief (PCR) hearing began in front of Judge John Kastrenakes. The hearing lasted three days, during which time 15th Judicial District assistant state prosecutors Leigh Miller and Judith Arco extracted numerous twisted lies from their witnesses in an all-out effort to deceive the judge. Clark’s attorneys, Alan Ross and Benjamin Waxman, were able to clearly show that material evidence was not made available to Clark’s original defense counsel prior to or during his trial and subsequent false conviction.
Please keep in mind as you read this article about the attempted false sex-abuse prosecution of Michael Young of Medford, Ore., that the US~Observer has completed more than 1,600 false sex abuse cases successfully in the past 22 years.
This writer is much more aware than most that sex abuse occurs in our society. From 30 years of experience, 22 of those years publishing the US~Observer, I take the position that perverted sex offenders need severe punishment. I am also acutely aware that there are many false allegations of sex abuse today. And, solely from experience, I know exactly how to determine whether a sex abuse criminal charge is legit or contrived in a great majority of the cases I take on.
(US~Observer) Linn County, Oregon — In 2007, when the stock market was going south on investors, registered investment adviser (RIA) Randy Gray and his partner, Scott Whitney, ran a successful business named ZurCrowner. Gray mainly handled investors, while Whitney conducted certified public accounting (CPA) for the partnership.
Whitney was also the CPA for Albany, Ore., general contractor Derek Dunmyer of Absolute General Contracting, Inc. (Absolute). Unbeknownst to Gray, Whitney was conducting business (loans, etc.) outside of ZurCrowner with Dunmyer and needed financial reprieve. Because of the miserable stock market performance, Gray knew several ZurCrowner clients wanted to diversify their portfolios.
On July 13, a jury of six women returned the only verdict it could, not guilty, in the false prosecution case of 29-year-old George Zimmerman.
Subsequent to Zimmerman’s shooting and killing Trayvon Martin in self-defense, Florida State Attorney Norm Wolfinger refused to prosecute Zimmerman after local police investigated the case and concluded that no crime had been committed. Sanford Police Chief Bill Lee was fired by Sanford City Manager Norton Bonaparte for refusing to arrest Zimmerman.
Sanford, Fla. — A Factual Accounting — George Zimmerman, a 29-year-old Hispanic man, is charged with shooting and killing 17-year-old Trayvon Martin while conducting “neighborhood watch” on Feb. 26, 2012.
Government sources have informed US~Observer that the Sanford Police Department had no intention of charging Zimmerman with a crime and that it wasn’t until African-Americans from across the United States started protesting that the State of Florida stepped into the picture and filed a groundless, even ridiculous charge of second-degree murder against Zimmerman. State Attorney Angela Corey was assigned by the State to bring the false charge.
A plea bargain is defined simply as a “deal” between a criminal defendant and his/her prosecutor. The accused gets a reduced charge or charges and subsequent sentence in exchange for pleading guilty to a lesser crime. Most qualified information shows that plea bargains take place in 90-plus-percent of all criminal cases filed in the U.S. each year and innocent victims of false prosecution feel the brunt of it.
Usually, an innocent defendant is charged with numerous (stacked) criminal charges and they are informed by their own attorney that they are facing many years in prison. The defendant’s attorney usually explains the downside to not accepting the plea bargain (lesser sentence) in a subtle, yet alarming manner. Faced with a life-ending sentence if convicted on the stacked charges, most defendants break and take the deceptive plea bargain.
America’s current criminal justice system (CJS) is a labyrinth of procedures, favoritism, incompetence, hypocrisy, theft of rights, speculation and abuse. It is an albatross to many innocent people. While there are ethical people within our CJS, the US~Observer deals only with the corrupt ones; when a prosecutor or police officer serves justice, we make every attempt to praise him.
When an innocent person is charged with a crime today, the prosecutor or the police conduct very little, if any, meaningful investigation. The first course of action for the CJS is to charge that person with a crime and then contact the local media so they can inform an extremely naïve public of the charged person’s guilt. In other words, the CJS starts its public assault of the falsely charged person to that person’s future jury pool. In many instances, the mainstream media publish as facts absolute lies for police and/or oppressive prosecutors.