To replace Grand Juries

Piper Casper

Piper Casper tallies votes for Commonlaw Grand Juries

Waco – The lady lives out in the country, now, near a major metropolitan area, next door to an executive airport.

When the government planes hit the runway and disgorge their cargo and passengers, they are headed for a FEMA camp just over the ridge, a Department of Homeland Security operation, all the way.

That’s what woke her up, awakened her sensibilities as a freedom-loving woman after a long career in loss prevention, working for private security contractors who help keep employees of financial corporations and retailers honest.

As an expert investigator and interviewer, she nailed a lot of cases down tight. “They lost all their rights because of me,” she recalls, and yet,”They never changed.” Employers prefer to let dishonest help who embezzle and pilfer go with a bad paper trail leading to bonding companies and state employment authorities, she recalls.

When it comes to much more minor infractions, the people so accused are dealt with harshly by Grand Jurors who rubber stamp police reports on prosecutors’ recommendations.

“I look over there at that FEMA camp, and the only thing I can think is, ‘No way.’ There’s no way I’m going to let them tell me when to sleep, when to work, what kind of food to eat, where I can go, what I can do. No way…This is something we can do.”

As of last weekend, the National Liberty Alliance had “constituted” about half of the counties in Texas to participate in common-law Grand Jury selection procedures. Under that system, voters select four Grand Jury Commissioners in each jurisdiction to help select 25 members of the Common-law Grand Jury in each session of Court.

It’s all part of a national campaign to take back some control over the Courts that was once exercised under a Constitution long ago amended to give all the power to judges and prosecutors, she explains.

“Jurists,” who will be qualified to investigate cases ranging from fraud to violent crimes against persons will be vetted by a process of education and testing in which they must study law for many hours, then take a 600-question test during a 120-minute time limit.

When it came time for the 50 people assembled to listen to her proposal at a pizza restaurant to cast their ballots, they responded with a unanimous voice vote and signed paperwork to “constitute” a pack of counties extending from Tarrant and Dallas to Austin – and all points in between.

Asked why the current system of Grand Juries isn’t working, she said that in both state and federal courts, the slightest mistake in the wording of an indictment causes prosecutors – sometimes court clerks – to throw them out in defiance of the law. So the New York-based organization decided there’s got to be a better way.

Though the organization sent announcements of the meeting to editors in all the affected counties, she said, not one printed a notice of the time and place. Everyone attracted to the meeting heard about it through web sites, Facebook, e-mails, or Twitter, she declared.

For more information, one may go to the National Liberty Alliance web page to see the scope of the jurist course, see the video instructions, and get contact information for their state.

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Tom Maddux

Tom Maddux

Tom Maddux is a tax activist and patriotic organizer who owns a motorcycle shop at Groesbeck, the county seat of Limestone. He recalls a time when a deputy sheriff shot a youth at his mother and father’s place of business as two others held him on the ground.

Though the Grand Jury heard the case, they did not interview the boy’s parents, nor did they hear from any of the eye witnesses who watched as the killing took place. The Grand Jurors heard only from the man who pulled the trigger. They returned no bill of indictment for his crime.

“Most people don’t know it, but there have been five thousand people killed by police officers since 9-1-1, Maddux assured his listeners. “We have a murdering deputy in Limestone County, and there is nothing anyone can do about it.”

He said that he recently talked to a man who serves as an appointed Grand Jury commissioner, selected by a District Judge. Asked how he came to be selected, he said the man told him, “You kind of have to be a friend of the court.” He said he was non-plussed to hear it.

In a later visit to the Appraisal District to challenge and appeal the assessment of his business property – he said his tax burden is $3,000 per year – he learned that the Grand Jury Commissioner just happens to own the building where the tax men do their business.

“I’m learning that just about everything that is done by government involves fraud,” he concluded.

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