The Oreganized Crime department complete with paid Judges, un sworn lying testimony, coached innocent children, un informed jury, Josepine County CFC/CPS and Law Enforcement gather together tonight to celebrate a challenged victory of showing every Oregonian that the State is the parent of your children. They can do to you what they did the Christine and Gaston Family if you dare challenge their authority.
BRIAN AND RUTH CHRISTINE:
ROBBERY AND CUSTODIAL INTERFERENCE - GUILTY
KIDNAPPING - NOT GUILTY
They face 10 years in prison under the mandatory measure 11.
It is so great that the State was so sly to get their entire case out, but the Christine's weren't allowed to submit anything in their own defense.
WOW the American Justice System at it's best.
Don't go to Oregon if you have children, not even to visit. If you do, go at your own risk. Too many people have shed tears and children praying, caring, helping all the families ripped up in this corrupt State.
If you live their FLEE as fast as you can, before they get your kids too!
I cannot update any more now. I will update you after I have time to aclimate myself to this HORRIFYING SHAM OF JUSTICE THAT RIPS CHIDREN FROM MOTHERS ARMS AND THEN SENDS THEM TO PRISON FOR DECADES.
Weeping, parting words from Ed Steele, Christine defense. All our hearts are broken, Ed!
Guilty of Caring
by Edgar J. Steele
May 11, 2002
My heart was broken last night. Admittedly, it had been on life support for years, but last night it finally gave up the ghost.
As much as I rail against the legal system and its inherent unfairness, I still naively sally into court on a regular basis, fully expecting to slay the dragon and extract a measure of justice. Hope springs eternal. No fool like an old fool. Something.
A jury of twelve good people, drawn from the area in and around Roseburg, Oregon, convicted Brian and Ruth Christine of Robbery. This is a so-called "Measure 11" crime, thus mandatory minimum prison terms apply, with no discretion available to the judge.
We gave them plenty of reasonable doubt to hang their hats on, if they wanted to acquit either Brian or Ruth on any of the charges. They didn't want to.
Yes, the Christines got hit with Custodial Interference and Unauthorized Use of a Motor Vehicle, too, but we expected those. It's this piling on that I particularly dislike; prosecutors should be forced to pick their charges and they should not be allowed multiple charges for the same act.
Taking the state car from the SCF workers at gunpoint and driving it 2.1 miles to where their car was waiting, then leaving it, undamaged, should not be punishable by both robbery and UUMV, particularly when the robbery conviction carries such a heavy penalty. We lawyers are, of course, prohibited from telling juries about the length of the convictions that can accrue from each charge (can you believe it?).
And there should be a penalty to the State for overcharging in the first place, such as claiming in this case that telling the workers to step out of the car constituted kidnapping.
It was the harshness of this verdict, by virtue of the Measure 11 impact, that stings so badly. That's why it is of small solace that we beat all the kidnapping charges. My standard for a win in this case was beating all the Measure 11 charges.
Sentencing has been set for about two weeks from now.
We lawyers like to think we have a substantial impact on the outcome of trials. Each time I face another jury, the suspicion grows that we may not have anywhere near the level of influence we believe.
It would be easy to toss off the Christine verdict as just another aberration, due to the manifest unfairness of the judge or some such twaddle. But, that wouldn't be true. Let me go on record right now about what wasn't wrong with the Christine trial.
Judge Lasswell did a pretty good job. By that, I mean that he sat up there and kept out of the way, just letting us try the case. To me, that is the ultimate measure of a good judge. I don't need a special advantage, I just want a level playing field. And he was a true gentlemen to everybody involved, a refreshing changeup from the mean-spiritedness that increasingly seems to me to be the order of the day in courtrooms.
And the prosecutor, Douglas County Deputy District Attorney Rick Wesenberg, was whip smart and a tough cookie but never did anything that I considered to be unethical. Anybody who has any experience whatsoever with prosecutors knows that is high praise, indeed. I disagreed on moral grounds with his decision to have little Bethany testify against her parents, but it certainly was the correct tactical decision. His was a tight, journeyman job of trial work. I goaded him many a time, but to his credit, he never got angry or flustered and just stayed the course. I see a bright future, indeed, for him - and well beyond the environs of central Oregon.
And the jury? I hand picked them. There was not a single ringer among them, not one bad apple, as is so often the case. And there were many, many people that I had marked with the highest score I give potential jurors. And they liked me. At the start of trial, I owned the jury. Good people, all. Just folks, but it does make me want to go reread Lord of the Flies, by William Golding. (No, I am not going to simply hand you the significance of that literary reference. If you have gotten this far in life without reading this landmark work, it is high time you got a copy and did so!)
I can't blame the Sheriff or his support staff. Among the best I have ever been privileged to deal with.
And I can't say enough about the people I met in Roseburg during the past two weeks. Beautiful little place, brimming with beautiful, friendly people. If it weren't situated in Oregon, I would seriously consider moving my family there.
Lessee now, did I miss anybody? Oh, yes....the defense lawyer. Well, court watchers were effusive in their praise. That included a fair number of lawyers, by the way. The trial will be broadcast on Court TV in about a month, so you can watch and draw your own conclusions about this one, if you like, because I simply cannot be trusted to render an accurate report on my own performance.
One thing occurred, which has happened to me only twice before: after the trial, the judge took me aside and expressed his admiration for the excellence of my presentation - that is very unusual, let me tell you. And, I felt that our defense was as good as I could have made it. The best job I could do; though, based on results, clearly it could have been better.
So, where did we go wrong?
My theme to the jury in this trial was unintended consequences. A system manned by good people, but which produces results that would never have been desired by anybody involved.
I think that the theme of unintended consequences may well apply well beyond the Christines' case, however. In a real sense, I think that is what the whole legal system has become, if not America altogether. Bad things happening to good people as a result of a system that has just gotten out of hand.
There is a sickness extant in America; nay, the world. A sickness evidenced by the stench of unfairness wafting forth from courtroom, legislative hall and corporate boardroom, alike.
And, I don't think we fix it. At the very least, the doctor most assuredly is not in.
Maybe I have become something of an anarchist, because I find myself wishing for something, anything, that will break the system badly enough so that we can build a new one, free of the inherent inflexibility and unfairness that I perceive being meted out to the common man.
But, then, I'm just another man with a broken heart. Another lost soul adrift in this wasteland of indifference and calculation. So close to the broken lives and lost dreams that I am incapable of seeing the forest of human endeavor in proper perspective. Perhaps.
Or, perhaps I'm just a sore loser. Regardless, I still care.
Consider how Brian and Ruth Christine must feel at this very moment, held in isolation and on suicide watch. They have lost everything....everything. Until yesterday, at least they still had each other. This verdict, however, is a state-mandated divorce, since she will be deported once released from prison and Brian will never be allowed a passport or entry to England (generally, no great loss, but that's where the three oldest Christine girls are, after all). My disconsolance is nothing, compared to theirs, believe me.
Fighting the war against Government Criminal activity and freedoms from a Voice for Children:
It is NOT late in the game. THIS IS THE OPENING SHOT HEARD ACROSS AMERICA. In Oregon, certain of us have been moving the courts for years to open the door to restore constitutional courts in Oregon. This is the first time finally the national media is even looking, as this outrageous injury and abuse are taking place in courtrooms across America the exact same way..
Oregonians at this time are making inroads that have never been made in a hundred years of this corporate takeover coming together, affected through the systemic corrupting of the process with their bar created statutory overlay that is NOT law.
There is NO lawful process that matters at this time in a courtroom, outside of the TRUTH in the Record and the facts of the fraud in their courtroom as it is happening. We have through sheer force and relentless defense, brought a few children home, under the radar. SHOW ME where ANYONES processes of going into the courts to bring forth remedy have ACTUALLY BROUGHT HOME THE CHILDREN, BROUGHT BACK THE STOLEN HOME, PAID DAMAGES TO SOMEONE ABUSED BY THE STATE AND CORRUPTED PROCESS......SHOW ME ONE BAR MEMBER WHO HAS EVER CONFRONTED THE SYSTEMIC CORRUPTION.....
THERE IS NOT ONE I KNOW OF IN A COUTROOM WHO HAS DONE THIS. AND SINCE THEY KNOW THE GAMES THEY ARE PLAYING IN THE 'VORTEX' THEN THEYARE PARTICIPATING IN THESE UNCONSTITITUONAL, TREASONOUS GAMES, PERPETUATING THEM AND MAKING MONEY FROM THEIR CAREERS EXPLOITING PEOPLE.
We do not see any attorneys standing up to this to restore constitutional courts. We do not see that as a priority to them. The BAR CREATED the Justice 2020, Courts of Arbitration and Mediation. This is all so open they have a website and are proud and have had national meetings about this "new" court system. In Oregon they have talked for years in their meetings about the justice 2020 and the "new non constitutional small world courts" modeled in Oregon and now this model has formed the International Criminal Statutory Court of Rome at the Hague.
We have PROVEN now in Oregon that we have Pedophiles for judges like PAUL LIPSCOMB AND JOSEPH OCHOA, GREG WEST AND WILLIAM LEWIS, TERRY LEGGERT AND PAMELA ABERNETHY and so many more
These "actors" without lawful oaths are ACTIVELLY being watched in the Public Eye as they all protect each other - FOR YEARS NOW THE COLLUSION KEEPS GOING DEEPER AS THEY ARE ALL IN DENIAL AND REFUSE TO ADMIT WHAT THEY ARE DOING IS CRIMINAL.......they are openly protecting confessed pornographers, criminals, cover up, deception, the whole racketeering operation in Oregon is being protected in the courtrs.
We have proven this four years ago and have a jury verdict IN THEIR OWN COURTS with senior judge Duane Ertsgaard, that they are guilty. THE UNLAWFUL ACTS OF THE STATE SHOULD HAVE BEEN THE OUTCOME FOR BRIAN AND RUTH BUT THERE WAS NO AFFIRMATIVE DEFENSE. THIS WAS DENIED BY THE JUDGE....... WHO HAD NO AUTHORITY WHATSOEVER TO HAVE DENIED THEIR AGRESSIVE AND TRUTHFUL DEFENSE.
Oregon has been a "test" state for many of the national socialist corrupted legal processes as the bar has been creating an empire that they control and in which they are above the law. These programs are now national and through the UN programs are international. They are intergral to the databases they are building worldwide to assess and exploit every human for all they can for the system to be sustainable. Recently governor candidate Ted Kulongoski stated that "Oregonians will not do this willingly", as he stated he wanted to stop the abiltiy of the People to amend the constition in Oregon, in extreme and direct violation of Article 1, Sec 1, wherein ALL AUTHORITY IS INHERENT IN PEOPLE TO ALTER ABOLISH AND AMEND" THE CONSTITUTION - NOT THE LEGISLATORS AND JUDGES..... They believe they have accomplished this, as long as we LET them act this way, they have. IT SHALL NOT STAND.
Oregon has openly confronted the Constitutional fraud, the systemic and blatant exploitation and deception, and the method of vague language and false oaths, "confusion of caselaw and conflicting legal theories".... We are filing the paperwork for some years now, in the courts and into the Oregon Supreme Court, to where now it is thoroughly discredited, and pure deception and thuggery is being used now to keep their rendering machine "sustainable".
The color of law and facade of process just witnessed in the Christine case is usually done behind closed doors in juvenile tribunals, and the people got to see just a little of the corrupted process, hearsay not blocked, a slanderous witch hunt where the "judge" with no constitutional oath, allows a sham trial - all kinds of slanderous testimony that was NOT QUESTION BEFORE THE COURT...... SO IT BIASED THE JURORS BUT THEY WERE NOT ALLOWED TO CONSIDER ANYTHING BUT THE QUESTION ON THE INDICTMENT - THE QUESTION WAS NOT ABOUT CHRISTINES PARENTING, WAS NOT ABOUT THE CONDITION OF THE CHILDREN, THE WHOLE JUVEINLE CASE WAS THE TRIAL THAT NEVER HAPPENED.
NONE OF THAT HAS EVEN BEEN PROVEN. THIS JUDGE DID NOT SWEAR IN ANYBODY !!!! He said "do you promise to tell the truth today?" He did NOT say "under penalty of perjury do you swear to tell the truth, the whole truth and nothing but the truth, so help you God"......
THE AGRESSIVENESS AND TREASON OF THE COURTS IS GETTING WORSE BY THE MINUTE IN OREGON. Just two months ago we personally watched a "new Justice 2020" trial against us with "judge" Stephen Walker, who also denied our affiremative defense, that we have ALREADY proven and won a jury verdict on in l998 (see ???). We saw this same DECAY in the corrupted process they are engaging. Even as it has degraded especially in the last two years to a facade even of the color of law they were trying to pull over on the poeple, two months ago they were still saying "under penalty of perjury" and now they don't even say it.
THIS IS HOW THEY PULL OFF THE DECEPTION, JUST ONE EXAMPLE.
I WONDER HOW MANY OF THE REPORTERS WHO WERE WATCHING EVEN REALIZED THAT THE TESTIMONY WAS NOT SWORN. I BET NOT ONE. BUT WE SEE IT.
The TRUTH is that in january, while we were in jail and have been covering the movement of this rulemaking, the Oregon Bar implemented a "new rule" in the Oregon court processes, that places all bar members and judges and agency employees and legislators, police, and their associates, above the law, literally they can not be prosecutred now for perjury. (No judge was prosecuting any officer for perjury as it was, but now this is "encoded" into rule DR-102 OBA.)
NO BAR MEMBER IS GOING TO CONFRONT THE SYSTEMIC ISSUES, AND NO ONES PROCESS MATTERS WHEN THE "JUDGES" MAKE IT UP AS THEY GO AND DECIDED THE OUTCOME BEFORE YOU COME IN. THEY COULD NOT CARE LESS WHAT YOU PUT IN FRONT OF THEM.
THE TRUTH IS NOT ONE GAME OR ANOTHER, ONE PROCESS OR ANOTHER ...... THERE IS NO LAW AT THIS TIME IN THE COURTS - NONE - AND UNTIL JUDGES AND SENATORS OPENLY STAND UP TO IT AND STOP COMPROMISING TO THE GLOBAL CORPORATE CONTROL, the rendering machine keeps churning up the People.
The ONLY thing that affect these powerful officials and special corporate interests is EXPOSURE and PUBLIC ATTENTION, and that is the way they are intimidated by the People excercising their AUTHORITY in that courtroom.
UNTIL we ACT like the authority in a courtroom, we will continue to be destroyed. It is all VERY SIMPLE, and comes down to the facts of the corrupted process coming out ON the record AS IT IS HAPPENING......
THAT is how it changes.
THE LAW IS SIMPLE, ELEGANT, STRONG DUE COURSE OF TRUTH, AVAIABLE TO EVERY HUMAN EQUALLY, AS ANY REASONABLE HUMAN WOULD UNDERSTAND. Anything beyond that is a game, a DIVERSION, there are COUNTLESS of these "peripheral issues" to keep everyone distracted ..... the CORE IS THE TRUTH AND GETTING THOSE FACTS INTO THE RECORD IN OUR COUNTERCLAIMS IN THEIR COURTS WHERE THEY HAVE TO BE DISPUTED OR THEY BECOME LEGAL TRUTH........ THAT, and forming Sovereign Courts of the People, or original jurisdiction.
WE ARE THE AUTHORITY . WE ARE NOT REPRESENTED. WE ARE EXCERCISING OUR HUMAN INHERENT RIGHTS.
A GOOD EXAMPLE HERE IS THAT ASHCROFT JUST SAID HE AGREES THAT THE 2ND AMENDMENT APPLIES TO INDIVIDUALS. AT THE SAME TIME THE PROCESS HE HAS HELPED TO CREATE, THIS JUSTICE 2020, HAS JUST IMPRISONED A MAN AND WOMAN FOR EXCERCISNG THESE RIGHTS......
THAT IS THE TRUTH IN AMERICA ....
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