A tale of two reports – cops, deputies have differing stories

Sgt. Eubank

Waco – As a night patrol supervisor, Deputy Sgt. Chris Eubank works the back streets of east Waco, Bellmead, Lacy-Lakeview, all cities whose minority neighborhoods are teeming with drug houses, addicts, prostitutes, and other people in pursuit of their next high.

He drives a beat-up SUV with more than 250,000 miles on it, a cop car with no “light bar,” or wig wag lights to let the driver of a suspect vehicle he is in pursuit. He put that in the words of a memo he wrote to Assistant Chief Ryan E. Holt, chief of the Waco Police Department’s Patrol Division.

In his memo, he denies he was never in active pursuit of a vehicle that wrecked at the corner of Mill Street and Martin Luther King, Jr., Boulevard after hitting a curb, clipping a light pole and flipping.

He also wanted to let the Chief know he wanted to “express my apologies for the confusion in reference to the incident that occurred on March 21, 2015 on Martin Luther King, Jr., Boulevard…”

The reports he and his men filed are in diametric opposition to those filed by accident investigators from the police department, in whose jurisdiction a high speed chase ended in a serious single car accident that ejected both occupants of the suspect vehicle and resulted in a serious head injury for the passenger.

When he saw his quarry driving away from a warren of cul de sacs and terraces in an east Waco neighborhood, the driver “was already driving at a high rate of speed and all over the road,” he wrote. “At no time was I within two football field lengths of this vehicle,” he said.

Assistant Chief Holt wrote back in reply, “I have no doubt that our agencies will continue the strong working relationship that is necessary to provide peace for our citizens…”

His officers wrote strong opinions to the contrary. They don’t seem to have any doubts, either.

Officer John Clark got copies of the videos made by dash cameras in the vehicles driven by Eubank and Corporal Joseph Ballew. He said the data indicated that Eubank’s top speed was 79 miles per hour; Ballew’s SUV reached a peak speed of 86 miles per hour.

Based off the video evidence I do believe that McLennan County Sheriff’s Office Sgt. Eubank was in pursuit of the Nissan. This is based off the fact that Sgt. Eubank at the first of his video indicates that he has a vehicle trying to get away from him.” He noted that he could tell from watching the video that both he and Ballew were within a couple of blocks of the car they were chasing.

He concluded, “After discussing this case with him (his supervisor) due to an agreement between the Sheriff Office and Waco PD it was decided that we would assist with the reconstruction of the collision and the cse would be turned over to the Sheriff Office for any determination of any criminal charges. I spoke with Capt. (Steve) Smith and he was in agreement of this.”

His words speak for themselves. You folks charge him, and I will serve as your complaining expert witness.

Calculations made by an accident investigator show the Nissan driven by Artee Harris was traveling 52 miles per hour after it jumped a curb, plowed through some small trees planted in the median, struck a light pole, and then flipped “at least once.” Harris is charged with the third degree felony of evading arrest, a charge in which it must be proven that he has a prior conviction for the same charge and his actions resulted in serious bodily harm to another person. Neither of those allegations are enumerated in an affidavit of probable cause sworn to by a detective and acknowledged by Justice of the Peace Diane Hensley.

Sheriff Parnell McNamara responded to a request for racial profiling statistics required by the Texas Code of Criminal Procedure.

They show these results, based on the number of citations issued in traffic stops. There is no information about uncleared crime, crimes cleared by arrest and the resulting crime clearance rate, tabulated by racial and ethnic classification.

A Mother’s love: To fight for all God’s children

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Operation Dancing Goat 2: Tea drinking with Taliban elders

“Mind you the Russians were there from 1979 till 1989. (Afghanistan) It was the Russian Mothers that ended that war and it is the love of a MOTHER to fight for all of God’s children.” – Susan Price

 Somewhere on the road in Northern Florida – Nothing is quite so violent – so personally affecting – as to see the door to one’s home broken and splintered where a crowbar destroyed the practicality of the carpenter’s art. It is an act of violation of the privacy of one’s domain – a slap in the face of decency, unsettling, disquieting.

By the time Labor Day weekend 2009 rolled around, Susan Price was used to the kind of violent, sinister “funny things” that kept happening to her. Strangers in an SUV snapped pictures of her home near Atlanta; when she responded to their invasion of her privacy, came outside into her driveway, they sped away. It was a matter of routine during the years before she moved to Florida, years in which investigators were checking out her son’s background for a top secret security clearance that would enable him to handle a job as an aide to a top Defense Department assistant secretary.

A bullet shattered the calm of the day of her 50th birthday, September 29, 2008, a year before his son’s death in combat, as she drove to work on a business trip to Clearwater, Florida, as a marketing specialist. A drive-by shooter sprayed lead at her moving car.

None of that is a mystery to her. She has evidence of why it all happened, and she and other civilians including veterans of wars fought as Marines and soldiers, sailors and airmen, intend to use that evidence to combat what they see as a military bid to carry out a coup d’etat against the civil government inside the borders of the U.S.

They are the resistance to Operation Jade Helm 15, a special ops exercise they see as all part of an ongoing plan to deliver the land mass of the nation into the hands of foreign troops under the direction of the United Nations.

It was all part of a pattern she had learned to live with during the years of her son’s career as a U.S. Marine. Gunnery Sgt. Aaron Kenefick’s elevation to a top secret, compartmentalized clearance came with strings attached. One of them involved suspicious, hostile and violent behavior toward his mother.

“Someone broke into my home as they used a crowbar to break entry from my garage into the house the night before my son was killed that Labor Day weekend,” on September 8, 2009, she recalls.

She is carrying the message that she knows exactly what the burglars who broke into her home were looking for – and why.

Gunny Kenefick left his duty station across Tampa Bay at MacDill Air Force Base, home of CentCom, the command structure that directs all operations in the mideast for the U.S. Armed Forces, in a flurry of angry confrontations with his boss, retired Brigadier General Mark Kimmitt; the Marine Corps reassigned him in August, 2007, to a Marine battalion at Okinawa after they repeatedly clashed over the general’s “unethical” behavior.

The nature of that behavior became a storm of controversy after numerous persons with whom the general worked at CentCom came forward to give sworn statement and write letters to the Inspector General of the Department of Defense about how he treated both them and sensitive official documents during his tenure there as an Assistant Secretary of Defense in charge of the conduct of the war in Afghanistan.

In the days previous to the ambush that took the Gunny’s life and those of several other Marines during “Operation Dancing Goat 2,” Kimmitt had been involved in the minutiae of a lateral move that would take him to another area of foreign policy, as a Deputy Director of the Department of State for military and political affairs.

It was a time of sweeping change in the executive department of the government, a changing of the guard from a Republican President from the neoconservative wing of the GOP to an ultra-liberal south side Chicago member of the Democratic Party, a man of color with a mixed heritage of a black, Islamic father from Kenya, and a white Christian mother from Kansas – a couple who met while on duty with the Peace Corps. The new President had strong ties to such organizations as Saul Alinsky’s Industrial Areas Foundation, and a personal relationship with Bill Ayers and Bernadine Dohrn, a couple who once graced the FBI’s most wanted posters as founding members of the Weather Underground faction of the Students for a Democratic Society.

In nearly 60 pages of heavily redacted official documents forwarded by the IG’s office to Senator Joe Biden, then chair of the Senate Foreign Relations committee, enough comes through to make it clear the investigation was pretty much of a white wash, riddled with softball questions about why the general couldn’t get along with colleagues, co-workers, the people who reported to him at MacDill.

They all politely replied it was all about his forceful, direct and challenging personality – personal traits that often left people unnerved. On a scale of one to ten, he was in the garlic sandwich department – strong.

The names of every person who testified and wrote letters of complaint seeking to block his confirmation as a State Department big-wig is blocked out by a bar of official black. Sometimes whole pages are darkened, as well as the predicate portions of complex sentences denoting the exact nature of their complaints and allegations.

Marine buddies and his mother Susan Price all agree that it was his statements and letters to the office of the Inspector General about Kimmitt that got Gunny Kenefick killed a couple of years later in Afghanistan.

“It is upon information and belief as a couple of my son’s Marine friends from U.S. Central Command – CentCom – mentioned a letter that was sent to the IG from my son…Upon my investigations a few years ago, I found this letter and believe that it is from my son Aaron, as it was sent in 2007, which would have fit perfect as my son left U.S. CentCom August 2, 2007, and reported to 3rd Marine Battalion.”

His allegations, according to her sources and her understanding of her son’s situation, included three areas of unprofessional behavior:

1) Kimmitt demanded that Gunny Kenefick as his enlisted aide leave the secure area of the CentCom headquarters and bring sensitive documents – secret message traffic and cables, reports, and the like – to his private residence after they had been downloaded to his personal computer at his off-post private residence. He demanded the deliveries of official documents to be made off-post at 3 a.m. each day. He was a witness to other similar situations and said so in official complaints and sworn statements.

2) He was a witness to other similar situations involving security breaches, and said so in official complaints and sworn statements.

3) He had personal experience with the general’s impatient affect, his violent ways of talking to people who had to listen to his tirades. He had given statements and written complaints about specific incidents.

In the final hours of his life, Gunny Kenefick and three other Marines  of his team were ambushed on a mission to plant NSA apparatus in the Ginjgal Valley area where they were eventually killed. When the ambush didn’t succeed, “Camp Joyce HQ called them and told the four Marines to report hours later as they were going into the village of Ganjgal for a tea drinking mission, aka the mission ‘Dancing Goat 2.'”

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As they approached the area in company with a company strength reconnaissance in force, they met withering automatic fire and rocket propelled grenades directed at them by a large number of Taliban fighters who were dug in throughout the village and its strategic overlooks. They were pinned, cut off, in need of air support they were promised in 15 minutes, though the choppers didn’t come for an additional 80 minutes, long after they were all dead. .

“The State Department was there the day before…They were set up,” says Susan Price. mother of a Marine who lost his life fighting in a war most people do not understand.

NEXT INSTALLMENT: The Kimmitt family of professional warriors and their interlocking directorate with military, industrial, financial, public relations, lobbying, and political organizations. Who they are, and why they’re here to stay…

Critical thinking applied to “D” shift shows sloppy warrants, paperwork

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 McLennan Sheriff’s Office “D” Shift Patrol Supervisor, Sgt. Chris Eubank, points to inflated arrest statistics for his deep nights unit

“I’ll tell you what they don’t want. They don’t want a population capable of critical thinking. That’s what they don’t want…” – George Carlin

Waco – In a sad commentary to what is considered success in police work, Sheriff Parnell McNamara continues to brag on the fantastic job the deep night “D” Shift is doing on the streets of east Waco, Bellmead, Lacy-Lakeview, and other municipal jurisdictions on the east bank of the Brazos – in the places where poor people of color live.

The truth is, the story is there to give comfort to an oligarchy capable of furious vengeance on people whose only real crime is the color of their skin, and the fashionability of their address.

City law enforcement agencies tolerate giving up the collars made on their citizens because, all things being equal, their policy is to not go to such an effort to convict people on investigations based on thin or non-existent probable cause.

Consider the third degree felony case for evading arrest against Artee Harris made by Sgt. Chris Eubank, patrol supervisor of the Sheriff’s Office Shift D.

By the time Eubank was through, he had involved two other deputies, a detective, and a Justice of the Peace in what was, at best, a case of racial profiling, a high-speed pursuit through city streets, and what is purported to be a horrendous single vehicle motor vehicle accident in which a passenger sustained serious bodily harm.

Oddly enough, when Detective Joseph M. Scaramucci made his complaint to Justice Court Judge Diane Hensley, he omitted the two elements that would qualify the offense as a third degree felony – a previous conviction for evading arrest and causing serious bodily harm to another person as a negligent result of the evasion.

Nevertheless, the judge signed off on the affidavit of probable cause on the basis of Eubank’s statement that he “observed a vehicle traveling at a high rate of speed in the area of Dunbar St.” The location is east Waco, not far from “the cut,” an area notorious for a high incidence of prostitution, sales of crack cocaine, and the kind of late night prowling that leads to gang violence.

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What exactly Artee Harris did to attract Eubank’s attention other than pilot his car through the area at an allegedly excessive speed is an unknown quantity, reading from Scaramucci’s affidavit.

The narrative continues, saying that Cpl. Ballew “got between” Eubank and Harris’ vehicle, after Eubank “trailed the vehicle on Dallas St. to Carver, at which point he initiated his emergency lights.”

The car load of dudes continued “at a high rate of speed” to MLK (Martin Luther King Boulevard) and Mill St., the location of the old waterworks restaurant, where “The vehicle then crashed and flipped.” Fortunately, the deputies were able to “detain” the occupants while they waited for the Waco PD accident investigator to do the honors.

That investigation is still pending, according to a police custodian of records, because “It’s going through legal review…It won’t be available today.”

When Deputy Losak asked why they were going so fast, DeShawn McCants replied, “I told him to slow down, I told him to stop.” Uh huh.

Scaramucci had to contact McCants by phone in order to find out that Harris was “running” from the Sheriff’s Office.

And then Judge Hensley signed off that she found probable cause for a felony warrant on a document “SWORN TO AND SUBSCRIBED before me, this the 14 day of 2015, A.D., 2015.

Well, blow me down. Great day in the morning. No doubt her attention was distracted by the prospect of being attacked by spiders in her shabby office for which she is lobbying a complete redecoration and beautification of floors, window treatments, and lighting fixtures.

It seems court officials throughout greater Metropolitan McLennan County, Texas, are careless about the dates ascribed to certain offenses or official notations thereunto appertaining to such offenses. Recently, a County Court-at-Law judge had no choice but to dismiss a case of DWI against a couple who work for Judge Ken Starr, former Solicitor General of the United States of America, U.S. District Judge, Whitewater Special Prosecutor, and President of Baylor University.

At any rate, though the McLennan County Sheriff’s Office Policy Manual remains an instrument sacrosanct from public scrutiny because the Attorney General’s Office has upheld the notion that any such regard would reveal methods, tactics and strategies employed to detect and investigate crime, veteran lawmen in the area all agree that high speed pursuit of suspect vehicles based on their location only is not just thin probable, but non-existent probable cause. In fact, it’s become such a hot button issue the FBI requires routine tabulations on all such arrests, complete with ethnic and racial details on arrestees.

That’s why the city kitties allow folks like Eubank to take all those high-tone collars of high-tone folks on the other side of the Brazos from where the quality stays.

It’s a screwy case, a bad affidavit, and since it’s still under investigation, according to Records Supervisor Tamma Willis of the Sheriff’s Office, it should be shielded from the public.

We of The Legendary have, out of curiosity, made a humble request for the records on racial profiling kept for the FBI iover the past year to determine if people are apprehended for such offenses as “driving while black.”

We eagerly await her reply, because she is Legendary for her repeated and constant appeals to the Open Records Division of the Attorney General’s Office for opinions upon matters which the attorneys there have not changed their minds an iota, a skosh, or a silly millimeter.

Google that name. You’ll see for yourself.

In memorandizing form fit and fiddle as faddle may be, Eubank continues to insist his “high speed pursuit” was no pursuit at all. It was, ah, well, you’ll have to take my word, I guess. Words fail.

Everybody got to be somewhere.

– The Legendary

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Sgt. Chris Eubank, Patrol Supervisor, “D” Shift

Jade Helm – Marine hero’s mom bugging out of Florida Centcom area

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“Funny things” started to happen to Gunny Aaron Kenefick’s Mom Susan Price after he got his Top Secret Clearance – SCI Compartmentalized – and then his own government ambushed him…

“When things happen in my life, they all happen at the same time…” Susan Price

Apollo Beach, Fl – After the Gunny began to serve as Brig. Gen. Mark Kimmitt’s enlisted aide at CentCom, he worked until 8 p..m. nightly, but his work day really began at 3 a.m., when he was compelled to deliver documents and message traffic to the General at his home.

Gunnery Sergeant Aaron Kenefick didn’t like the set-up. He got in the General’s face and told him – more than once – that his actions were “unethical,” that he would gladly do his duty at the super-secret MacDill Air Force Base of operations for the global war on terror located in Tampa Bay, but his pre-dawn trips to Kimmitt’s house were a thing of the past.

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Gunny Kenefick, USMC

That’s when he got orders to go to the remote Taliban hot-spot in the treacherous Ganjgal Valley on Afghanistan’s eastern border. With his experience maintaining and updating the CentCom database on the radical Islamic warrior sect, his skill set was needed in a crucial evolution of the fight for hearts and minds in September, 2009.

The mission: Force Recon to the villages of the stronghold, and then a tea-drinking ceremony with the elders in which they were expected to denounce the Taliban.

Events did not work out that way. When the group of about 50 Marines arrived at their objective on September 8, 2009, they encountered withering automatic and rocket-propelled grenade fire from an ambush wall to wall and tree-top tall. They were pinned down, helpless.

An Army helicopter unit had gunships within a 15-minute flight, and promised to send air support and artillery cover. As the wait stretched from 15 minutes to 80 minutes, a young enlisted man named Dakota Meyer fought back valiantly to try to help the Gunny and his Commanding Officer guide their Marines to safety. In the face of overwhelming odds, he mounted repeated attacks. His actions earned he and another Marine the Congressional Medal of Honor.

But the heroic actions of Dakota Meyer didn’t save the life of Gunny Kenefick, Susan Price’s son. He perished, along with a number of other warriors in what she and many other knowledgeable people believe was a set-up – a murder conspiracy against a Marine who “knew too much.” The Army believed it at the time. Two top officers at the command headquarters who stalled in sending help their way were immediately relieved of duty, their careers finished following an investigation by top brass.

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Brig. Gen. Mark Kimmitt, former CentCom Deputy Director for Strategy and Plans

Ms. Price calmly levels her charge against Brigadier General Mark Kimmitt, her son’s former boss at CentCom. Abundant evidence exists to show that he and his cronies are the architects of Jade Helm 15 (Joint Assistant Deployment and Execution – Homeland Eradication of Local Militants), professional colleagues in a “revolving door” of military leaders who leave the service for top jobs at civilian defense contracting corporations, public relations firms who spin doctor events in brush fire wars and appear on network newscasts to “explain” events, and “analyze” developments.

Gen. Kimmitt served as Assistant Secretary of State for Political – Military Affairs during the administration of President George W. Bush.

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Kimmitt appeared on newscasts to analyze a couple of seminal events in the Iraq War – the helicopter hit on civilian journalists on a Baghdad street – an event publicized by Wikileaks, and the scandalous treatment of prisoners at Abu Ghraib Prison, a story broken by Seymour Hersh in “The New Yorker,” the “New York Times” journalist who first broke the story of the My Lai massacre in Vietnam. Kimmitt assured the BBC that the people of Iraq would “forgive” the abuses perpetrated at Abu Ghraib.

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In both cases, Kimmitt “explained” what really happened and why coalition forces were not really at fault. He’s in good company, his father, a retired Army officer, worked for one of Washington’s top PR firms doing exactly the same work. He has brothers who work as bankers and CIA hands following their retirement from the military.

Susan Price says she believes they are from the bloodline of the Rothschild family. She and her comrades in arms also believe that Kimmitt and a Lt. Col. named John Brennan are the true architects of Jade Helm, that it’s an evolution of a ‘New World Order” they outlined in a abstract written at the Air Force’s War College following the Gulf War.

One may listen to an interview of Susan Price by clicking here:

In that document, the Colonel quoted Zbignew Brzezinski’s belief that “New World Order” is a great slogan, but it’s hardly a strategy. In “fleshing out” their strategy, they call for the U.S. to stop being the “world’s policeman,” and become “the world’s conscience.” The strategy, described in the position paper, is to operate as part of a coalition of forces, rather than a unilateral superpower, in which “we must invest in both the financial validity of the U.N. and the countries of the former Soviet Union.” 

The central idea, they emphasized, is to follow “a program of active political and economic measures and responsible military reductions,” in order to “…ensure retention of our superpower status. To do otherwise will earmark us in history as only another fallen empire.” 

Susan Price says her solution, now that Jade Helm 15 is going fully operational throughout the southern tier of states of the Continental U.S., is to bug out from her home across the bay from MacDill and CentCom where she has lived for the past 10 years following the “funny things” that began to happen after Gunny Kenefick received this top secret, compartmentalized clearance.

First, she will meet up with a group of Marines and activist patriots who have risen to help defend themselves and their loved ones at a “red, white, and blue” rally somewhere in the Florida panhandle. Fellow bug-outs will arrive on time; many will leave in different directions than those in which they came, their destinations yet to be determined. It’s on. Realistic Military Training is going live in the streets and highways of California, Nevada, Arizona, New Mexico, Utah, Colorado, Texas, Louisiana, Mississippi – all the way to Florida.

It’s not Blackhawk down, it’s Blackhawk downtown in what is being sold to local governments as “realistic military training” designed to prepare special operations troopers, Marines and SEALS for overseas deployments.

So it goes.

So mote it be.

– The Legendary

Beleaguered mayor in face-down with Sheriff

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Donny Brock, Mayor of Quinlan, TX

Hunt County, Texas – Watching this small-town Mayor work the phone is a study in what armed camps look like during an all-out information war at election time.

Mayor Donny Brock leans into the phone receiver, emphasizes his words, “Now, my (police) department, here, the Sheriff is telling them, ‘We don’t like what you’re doing.'”

He lets that sink in, and there’s silence on the line as a former Hunt County Deputy who quit Sheriff Randy Meeks because he said he could no longer work in the atmosphere of the office maintained by his former boss, waits for his next remark.

“I have no idea what happened,” he concludes. “I’m being stalled on the paperwork I need.”

So far, Sheriff Meeks has made a single-handed stand to keep Brock from learning what, exactly, took place as two of his deputies arrested a woman who was 38 weeks and six days pregnant after beating her kidneys with a closed fist.

A video caught on a surveillance camera inside Deanna Jo Robinson’s parents’ home shows in graphic detail what happened after she demanded to see a writ that authorized them seizer her 18-month-old boy in a case of alleged abuse and/or neglect.

To view the video, click here: https://youtu.be/eJuKlQF0meg

A patrolman from the Quinlan Police Department, Cpl. Daniel Catalan, stood by while the arrest and beating took place and later charged her with the Class A misdemeanor of resisting arrest and the Class B misdemeanor of interfering with the duties of a public official.

“I need the narrative he filed, what he had to say about what happened,” said Brock. “The Chief doesn’t have a clue. He didn’t even know it had happened until the video came out.”

So far, the video has had 1.5 million viewers in 221 countries; it’s the subject of an FBI investigation.

Hunt County officials are stonewalling. They’ve got problems. There was no writ to show the woman when she asked to read it. When she fought to keep her child, and tried to close the door, they chased her into her mother’s kitchen, where the beating took place.

“If I find out he did noting, it’s going to break my heart if I have to fire him.”

The lawman he has on the line breaks in, says, “Well, a guy that young, you can chalk it up to a lack of training. The Chief, well, that’s – I don’t know what you would call it. He should know.” The Chief of the Quinlan department said all the documentation of the arrest of Ms. Robinson and the seizure of her child is embargoed pending a Texas Rangers investigation, and a private attorney’s quest for an Attorney General’s Opinion. It is his opinion that since the mother, who fought like a tigress at 175 pregnant pounds stacked on a 5’3″ frame, is a “patient.” Of whom? Who knows? HIPPA law protects her medical information. The lawyer, Daniel Ray, who is retained by the Hunt County Commmissioners’ Court, says that protection extends to her arrest and the seizure of her child. She is a veteran of the Iraq War with a tour in the combat zone under her belt.

Brock says in an exasperated tone of voice, “He (Sheriff Meeks) came by here yesterday morning and said, ‘You and me are all right, aren’t we, Donny?’

“I told him, no, we’re not. We have a problem.” He said the attorney has it all balled up, but that ain’t right. We should be able to get the basic information about the arrest – especially from our own department.”

The City Council demurred taking any action a week ago, pending their reception of the crime report. So far, since March 3, none is forthcoming.

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City Councilman Jackie Goleman, Mayoral candidate

To complicate matters, Brock is facing a re-election contest a week hence, on May 9. His opponent is a long-term member of the City Council, a retired school teacher named Jackie Goleman, who finds himself in opposition to many of Brock’s initiatives – and there have been many in his tenure. He and another two members of the council seem to think Brock is moving too fast. Brock is a founding member of the local TEA Party and a voracious Watch Dog over city hall. He has eliminated some wasteful spending, made some personnel adjustments, and looks forward to making some more.

Police arrested Goleman’s 38-year-old son Jacky on Thursday, April 23. There are no details available for that arrest, either, but the young man is no stranger to the police blotter.

He faces pending charges of assault, family violence, possession of a controlled substance, theft of service, and unlawful carrying a weapon. His latest arrest is for felony theft over $1,500 and less than $20,000.

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And then, there is the video that shows the brutal beating of a handcuffed and belly-chained county jail inmate on a sidewalk outside the courthouse in November, 2014, after a man dressed in managerial style with a tie and a neatly pressed shirt and slacks tried to engage him in conversation.

A video surveillance camera clearly shows a security deputy in the lobby of the building admonishing the man not to talk to the inmate as he and others similarly restrained stood with their noses pressed to the wall. When his interlocutor persists, he is escorted out of the building.

After the deputies cleared the lobby and secured the elevator to upper floors, they hustled Philip Allen Jones out a side door and onto the sidewalk, where they threw him down so hard, he came out of his shoes. After an extended beating, he is put into a paddy wagon. During the beating, a deputy is seen leading the same man away who had tried to talk to the inmate inside the lobby.

Jones was arrested on charges of armed robbery and drug possession. A local newspaper has been unable to get much in the way of facts about his case, or the beating. Sheriff Meeks says an internal investigation is underway.

To view that video, click here:  https://youtu.be/S1JNV-V6–o

Travel a strange trip as Jade Helm surveills

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Skinhead arrived on foot within a few moments at Waffle House

Somewhere on a four-lane, east of DFW – When you’re hot, you’re hot, and travel on interstate highways is obviously going to be under heavy surveillance during Operation Jade Helm (Joint Assistant for Development and Execution – HELM Homeland elimination of local militants), a Special Operations Command exercise that will pit black operators against the citizenry of 7 states, two of which – Texas and Utah – are considered “hostile.”

It’s a simulation of civil war with all its nasty implications, and it’s coming in loud and clear in stereo – all across the Lone Star State.

For instance, within moments after pulling off the Interstate and into a Waffle House, a skinhead military-cop type arrived on foot from the truck stop across the busy dual highway. He lamped the scribbler and ordered a tuck-in, trying hard not to notice when I snapped his picture.

And then there’s the motel. They had my reservation, all right, but they gave me keys to a room with an irascible dog, manly grips on both mussed-up beds, and occupants making themselves scarce when I walked in while cameras clicked and clicked.

The clerk was all smiles – mea culpa, mea culpa, etc. – and then gave me keys to yet another room that didn’t work before she got it right and checked me into a room with a view of interstate in Mussolini Modern.

Getting a WiFi connection is even more difficult. Each evolution is heavily monitored, takes twice as long as ever, and moves at a snail’s pace once the connection is established.

Chase cars and blockers create confusion in the afternoon traffic as lead drivers speed in excess of 100 miles per hour to get to the head of columns held back by left lane drivers, dawdling rental trucks, and confused citizens headed home for the day.

The signs are subtle, but they’re there in this ultra-technology-oriented region east of Dallas that includes Collins Radio, E-Systems, L3 – and the myriad of subcontractors involved in the military-industrial complex.

Stand by to stand by. It looks like it’s for sure nothing like a drill, and the floggings will continue until morale improves. – The Legendary

Nationwide sweep of militia commanders; commo staff purged from Facebook pages

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BETWEEN JUNE AND SEPTEMBER…

ON THE BORDER – Big changes seem to come in August, the month the capitals of government and finance worldwide devotes to staying out of town, on vacation, out of pocket, and out of touch.

Mysterious findings and even more obscure happenings, cryptic references in print and internet items – and the purges, always the purges. Militia commanders get busted and go to jail, get bailed out with electronic ankle monitors locked on and placed under house arrest.

Some are held for long periods without bail, and information broadcasters operating podcasts and Facebook pages go to Facebook jail for short periods, or indefinitely to Facebook prison for offenses as ill-defined as today’s Mexican border, the social media administrators such as Facebook demanding three forms of government-issued picture ID – for starters.

What do these people have in common? They are all adamantly opposed to an open border policy and amnesty for “refugees” who flee to the land of the big PX, and by executive order, are granted asylum, work permits, amnesty from deportation of detention for three years, food stamps, education, cell phones, welfare, Social Security numbers – all without Congressional approval, on the stroke of a President’s pen.

They are all constitutionalists, strict constructionists – some more vociferous than others, and all considered heavily armed and dangerous by a central government that is beginning to look more and more like an army of occupation. They insist they will fight to the death if Big Government continues to trample the principles of their U.S. and state constitutions. Their political stance is similar to the legislators in western states who held out for guarantees that the central government would be severely limited by the constitution, rather than being thereby empowered, in order to get their assent in the ratification of the Constitution of 1790.

Conditions for civil war have been equally ripe in other times, other places; other issues prevailed; there is not much difference in the motivating factors, then or now.

On Thursday, August 21, 2014, Border Patrol Agents following footprints in a smuggler’s trail near Sullivan City, Texas, “found” backpacks stuffed with $650,000 in American and Mexican currency, as well as a kilo of cocaine they valued at $90,000.

Question: Who the hell just ups and walks away from backpacks stuffed with a fortune in currency – a kilo of yegua?

No one, that’s who. Common sense, which is becoming more uncommon by the minute on this troubled and largely undefended, ill-defined international border, would dictate it was a drop designed to pay off, hush, and co-opt someone in a position of authority. Just look who “found” the money – la migra – and wheels within wheels begin to turn.

Where in the world is Sullivan City? Just up the road from Rio Grande City, which is just west of Mission, just a wee bit north of the border, midway between the notoriously violent border crossing at Miguel Aleman, Tamaulipas, and Roma, Texas, halfway between there and the ultra-violent, cartel-dominated and very active maquilladora border crossing at McAllen-Reynosa, plunked down in the heavily irrigated, highly productive farmlands just downriver from the big lake at Falcon Dam.

Reached for comment, Oklahoma III% Commander Floyd Breshears said, “It all goes back to a threat to blow the trade bridges at multiple spots along the border.” He named Richard Chup as the originator of the threat at Camp Lone Star, near Brownsville. “KC (Massey III) ran him off. He has since been discredited, along with (podcast host) Pete Santilli.”

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Like most things American, a river runs through it. It’s called NAFTA (North American Free Trade Agreement) and its course consists of ribbons of macadam and concrete upon which small diesel locomotives tow single cars.

THE CALL TO ACTION…

Key to these developments is the conference call system militiamen and women use to do everything from make policy to arrive at group decisions. In June, 2014, the “call to action” set the conference line on fire for days at a time, and people sat with ears glued to cell phones, shouting into the electronic abyss with total abandon, a system maintained by the United American Militia Advisory Council.

Who was listening in June, 2014?

We all know the answer to that question.

Here is a rundown sampling of who’s in real jail or out on bail fighting felony federal cases – and why.

KC Massey III led a small group of III%’er patriots at “Camp Lone Star,” a 21-acre farm owned by Rusty Monsees in the Southmost neighborhood located on the other side of the border fence by the river at Brownsville. Armed to the teeth and traveling in an ATV “goat,” the men patrolled known border crossings used by human traffickers and drug cartel smuggling teams, picking up trash, counting footprints, keeping landowners posted on who was coming and going from such colorful spots as “Cartel Beach,” and the “Cartel House” dominated by the wealthy and powerful criminal organization known as El Golfo, the coalition of gangsters known as the Gulf Cartel.

When asked on August 29 to patrol an area of densely-forested plantation land owned by The Audubon Society and operated as the Sabal Palms Bird Sanctuary, they ran into trouble when they were sandwiched between cartel operators smuggling people in an effort to create a diversion for a major drug crossing, and Border Patrol Agents.

Massey and two other men were detained for five hours, their weapons confiscated by Sheriff’s Officers who said at the time they had a right to be there, armed, and declined to arrest them. After a Border Patrol Agent fired five rounds at John “Jesus” Foerster, their detention eventually led to an uneasy truce that culminated in Massey’s and Foerster’s arrests in October.

Says Massey, “We’ve got pretty much everything but a confession that it’s a set-up.” A key piece of evidence uncovered by his lawyer: Someone ordered an NCIC background check on Massey a half-hour before he and his two companions headed out for their patrol.

Massey and Foerster are both convicted felons who the government says have no right to be in possession of firearms, while the state greenlights the keeping and bearing of arms, but only at home, where they live.

Foerster and his attorneys have signalled a willingness to plead out; Massey is hanging tough for the prospect of a jury trial before the ultra-conservative opponent of amnesty, the George W. Bush appointee, U.S. District Judge Andrew Hanen.

William Krisstofer Wolf is a veteran podcaster of “The Montana Republic.” He has been in federal detention without bail for more than 20 days, charged with a violation of 18 U.S.C. § 922 (o), the statute that prohibits possession of a fully automatic weapon by an unlicensed person.

Here’s how his arrest took place, according to an affidavit of probable cause filed in federal court by the FBI.

After advocating the destruction of power grids, seizing control of public facilities, destruction of bridges, and seizing law enforcement vehicles and weapons on his Blogtalk Radio show, Wolf compared shooting law enforcement officers to “gopher hunting” in June, 2014.

According to an affidavit of probable cause filed by FBI Special Agent Matthew J. Deurmeier, he was introduced to a UCE – “undercover FBI employee” – posing as a Class III federal firearms dealer by a “CHS” – confidential human source – who for $720 furnished him with a Saiga – 12, a Russian made fully automatic shotgun. Neat trick, if you know how to do it. Then, they busted him for having the machine gun.

One of Wolf’s on-air remarks preserved for posterity in the FBI’s court document: “My preferred method, I’m serious; my preferred method would be to drop 500 pounds of napalm through the roof of the (Gallatin County) courthouse and burn it to the ground and roast some marshmallows on it…”

His original mission: to acquire the stuff to build a flamethrower he could use to burn an armored “Bearcat” law enforcement vehicle. In an aside, the PC affidavit notes, “The possession of the type of flamethrower described by Wolf to the UCE is not regulated under the laws of the United States and thus would not violate federal law to possess such a device.”

One of Wolf’s major topics during his career as a podcaster – Committees of Safety, as practiced during the American Revolution.

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Richard Cook’s  Facebook page displays heraldry that includes a SEAL trident on a field of blue decorated with crossed fencing foils and a banner proclaiming “Keepers of the Standard.”

His notations are concerned with calling out FEMA and Department of Homeland Security officials to consult with interested parties in the Las Vegas, Nevada, area about “strategic updates” to their directives. He has published links to thousands of such files.

According to other militiamen, Cook got flagged when he visited a big box store to purchase more than 100 rounds of ammunition. Local authorities used that as an item of probable cause, then developed a warrant to search his home, where they found firearms and charged him with two violations on April 4. He languished in the Clark County Detention Center until recently, his bail set at $41,000.

The bottom line is not just the river than runs through this tale, but what it symbolizes in a struggle over the worth of U.S. citizenship, with all its attendant duties and responsibilities.

Said KC Massey III in a recent interview, he’s not necessarily against amnesty or asylum. Far from that, he said, “I don’t want them here, period. If we have to abide by the laws, why doesn’t some foreign-invading motherfucker…”

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KC Massey III

Brownsville, TX – it’s a typical case of Big Government agents letting the hoi polloi know they have no place to stand in the conflict, no dog in the fight, and they need to get out of the way and let them handle the heavy lifting.

The current hassle over the issue of illegal immigration centers on what happened at a bird sanctuary and a defunct marginal farm property outside the border fence – in no man’s land – on the banks of the Rio Bravo.

KC Massey III and a small band of III% militiamen were encamped there on August 29, 2014, when a Border Patrol Agent opened up with five shots fired at a man known as “Jesus,” and the Sheriff’s men said the patriots had every right in the world to go armed as they proved friendly citizens asked by property owners to help guard their places on this troubled border could easily turn back human traffickers and drug smugglers, just by showing themselves.

Nevertheless, the Sheriff’s Officers confiscated their firearms, and so far, they haven’t given them back.

As the drama over immigration amnesty moved to New Orleans at the Fifth Circuit of Appeals for oral arguments, the list of 26 states arguing in support of U.S. District Court Judge Andrew Hanen’s injunction on amnesty ordered by President Obama without congressional approval reads like a trip through the heartland drained by the big two-hearted river, with the exception of a couple of east coasters like West Virginia and Maine.

The three-judge panel could hear the protesters demonstrating on Friday, April 17, in support of the presidential amnesty program that would allow border crashers who claim they are refugees from oppression by gangsters and crooked foreign governments, according to news reports.

In this southernmost border city, Judge Hanen’s deadline for written arguments for and against a dismissal of the charges based on suppression of the evidence against KC Massey III for possession of a firearm by a convicted felon came due on the same day with sharply conflicting narratives of the events leading to the October arrest over the fact that a Border Patrol Agent fired five shots at Jesus, prompting the months-later arrest of Massey, who was not within sight of the shooting when it occurred in August.

To further confuse matters, the opposing parties – government and militia – are unable to agree on the name of the government agent who fired on John “Jesus” Foerster. Miitiamen say his name is Hernandez; the government narrative calls him Gonzalez.

The truth is, the Border Patrolmen had given the trio of Massey, Foerster, and Allen “Wolf” Varner permission to assist their surveillance of a group of illegals crossing the river at the Sabal Palms Sanctuary, a bird preserve controlled and owned by the John Audobon Society after a Mr. Aguilar, the caretaker, had recruited Varner to take up the vigil during a coffee klatsch at the local Stripes filling station.

An attorney for Massey has uncovered records of the fact that the government agents had ordered a computer-assisted (NCIC) records check on him about a half-hour before the patrol began. There is much speculation that a government informer known only as “S” served as a signalman for agents, and informed them a half-hour before the patrol set out for the brush along the river at the bird sanctuary.

Massey is a convicted felon who got off paper many years before, following the five-year limit on the state’s proscription of a convict having possession of a firearm – but only where he lives.

Massey and his attorney maintain that where he lived at the time included Camp Lone Star, just upriver from the location of his arrest at the bird sanctuary, the brushy area where he was apprehended at the Sabal Palms Sanctuary and his weapons seized, and a motel room on the interstate, where he sometimes slept.

According to the government’s response to the defense motion to suppress evidence and drop the charge, there is no merit to the argument because, prosecutors say, he clearly maintained no such residence at any of these locations, only at his home near Quinlan, Texas, where they appeared without a warrant on the same day they arrested him in the parking lot of the Brownsville motel where he spent the night on the day of his arrest in October.

Predictably, the defense has taken the tack that it’s a Tenth Amendment issue, that since the only thing the applicable federal statute regulates is commerce foreign or interstate, the power regulating defense of one’s property, or where one is currently residing, rests with the state.

They claim violation of his Fourth, Fifth, Sixth and 14th Amendment rights, as well.

There is little doubt that the hassle over amnesty and the argument over a felon in possession of a firearm are abundantly linked, since Massey and his men had proven over a period several months that armed men on patrol can thoroughly disrupt the flow if illegal human trafficking and drug smuggling with ease – just by being there, occupying the ground and showing themselves to the cartel and the people yearning to be free in America.

The world awaits the decision of Judge Hanen.

Reached for comment, KC Massey III said, he was not “engaged, nor was my possesssion of the firearm effective” in interstate commerce, as defined by Section 8 of Article 1 of the U.S. Constitution.

If you don’t understand the grammatical meaning of those words, you are allowing the government to fuck you…Most people who don’t understand those words don’t understand how the government keeps them from defending themselves.”

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A satellite view of the area of operations at Brownsville

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‘I refuse to live in fear’

Jerry Pierce

The Honorable Jerry Pierce, Mayor of Valley Mills, Texas

Valley Mills, TX – He’s way too much of a man to let on, but one can only assume there have been threats.

People have actually suggested that Jerry Pierce wear a bullet-proof vest. He waits for a reaction, and the interlocutor remarks, “That would make one about as uncomfortable as could be.”

He smiles broadly, says, “I’m not going to do it. I refuse to live in fear. I lived in fear for 25 years before I came out of the closet and began to live openly as a gay man….”

The rest is history. He recounts some major events during his tenure as mayor of this little jewel of a city located where the Bosque River meanders through a picture perfect valley, past the place where the main stem of the Burlington Northern-Santa Fe turns due south for its run to Temple, thence to the terminus of the long line from Chicago and midwestern Kansas, Los Angeles, and northern New Mexico, at Santa Fe, near Galveston.

“I’ve had to make some hard decisions,” he recalls, then ticks off the facts – that two chiefs of police have been terminated,  and all but one member of the city  council have moved on.

A forensic audit shows, “They were operating unethically…,” and the town is fairly well polarized over the issues, all of which involve the appearance of corruption. The municipal judge is gone, as well as the city clerk, the chief of the volunteer fire department. The list goes on.

Anger is the key emotion. Hostility oozes from the blazing eyes and the flared nostrils of some of the people you meet at City Hall and on the streets; others are all smiles.

Jerry Pierce is smiling.

“The folks that are angry are the folks that either worked for the municipality, or were on previous city councils. I can lay my head down and sleep at night; I’m curious if they can,” Mayor Pierce says.

It’s a moral issue, for sure. The one remaining angry city councilman is a preacher, and he’s “in cahoots” with Pastor Gaylon Turner of Oak Grove Baptist Church, a former adherent of the cult known as the Children of God. Mr. Pierce shrugs; he grins, shrugs again, shakes his head. He’s incredulous. The preacher is the only member of the city council who voted against an ethics ordinance. “Does that make sense,” he asks, “that a preacher would be against adoption of an ethics law?”

“The Texas Rangers don’t seem to be interested, and that disappoints me.”

The story is to be found in the series of forensic audits done by an Irving firm, the findings of which led to adoption of an array of ethical policies that are in step with state laws governing record keeping, handling money, and the checks and balances required to make auditing possible.

In some cases, according to auditors, there was not enough information available to make an audit of where the money goes once contracts are signed, citations issued and plead out, records kept of the deposit and parceling of monies received as a result of court judgments, purchases and sales of property, and equipment.

One name that comes up repeatedly is that of City Councilman Curtis Wiethorn, who made various motions to enter agreements to to buy equipment and property, negotiate leases, and the like.

There is a mysterious transaction involving an oil and gas lease and the $221,985 deposit split into various CD’s and then paid out into city funds such as paving. “During the examination of documents related to the oil and gas lease, no executed documents were found…Subsequent contact with the Venture Oil & Gas, Inc. by the City shows that the company is not an active entity at this time…The remaining use of the funds related to the oil and gas lease in CD’s were not able to be completed.”

The Dollar General Store is located on a piece of property acquired under a dark cloud from the estate of a deceased citizen, owned by a corporate entity of which no one is quite sure of the identity of its investors.

The minutes state, “This ratification and authorization presentd an emergency and/or an urgent public necessity…” One thing for sure, “Doucments show that the City of Valley Mills sold approximately 1 acre of land to RLM Commercial Realty, Inc., for $65,000. It could be any of three possible, but the truth is, “Dollar General does not own the land where the business is located. It is unknown at this time if a relationship exists between the City representatives and the final owners of the land. There are pending requests for the limited partnership information from Nevada.”

The same goes for the acquisition of a fire truck from Medina County. Murky record-keeping has rendered the transaction an investigator’s trip through a time tunnel of advertisements, deposit slips, and cancelled checks. “The City issued check #21088 to Medina County ESD #1 in the amount of $195,000.” Whatever.

Examination of the monies paid the former city executive, Bill Lancaster, show that his company, Bill Lancaster, Lan-co, Ltd., and Lanco/Bill Lancaster was paid approximately $50,760 in 2013, $47,794 in 2012, and $47,025 in 2011. “A contract with Lanco was not located at City Hall…The business purpose of Lanco is unknown at the present time.”

“The payments were allocated for the most recent periods to the Water & Sewer Fund, although the general fund included payments for 2011 and prior periods.”

The auditors noted a “lack of proficiency” on the part of the municipal judge, who doubled as the court clerk; negligence in turning in traffic citations by police officers and their chief; and stated, “Upon our review of the Valley Mills municipal court operations, the many problems uncovered were systemic and chronic…”

And then, there’s the cops. Somewhere between the cop shop and the court, revenue steadily decreased from $87,709.67 during the period between fiscal year 2007 and 2013 – to $33,226.04.

“There is a difference between the amount below for 2013 and the amount reported to the State in the amount of $2,271.96.” Average revenue for cities population 900 to 1,500 is $84,834, according to the audit.

Little is known about what happened to the citations, but an inventory of money orders received shows that “a payment (money order) of an amount that is collected for a certain citation and is diverted for non-business use and then another payment (money order) for the next citation is posted to the first citation. A possible pressure motive for non-business use is gambling.”

Chief David Jiminez and Officer Randy Threkkeld are no longer employed; their personnel files note the reason for their leaving as misconduct, a fact reported to the Texas Commission on Law Enforcement (TCOLE). Said Mayor Pierce, “If TCOLE wants to get involved, we would welcome their interest.” So far, he says, there has been no inquiry from the commission.

He concludes, “I believe the police should have what they need, but I am not in favor of militarization of little town police departments.”

And then there’s Reserve Officer Phil Harmon, a wrecker service operator who has been a police officer for more than 50 years. He’s had a run of bad luck lately.

In February, a man reported to have assaulted his wife during a domestic disturbance attacked him with his fists and teeth, biting and punching him. Last week, a passenger car ran him over where he stood on the highway easement  after he stopped two tractor-trailers for speeding in a 30-mile-an-hour zone and alighted from his cruiser.

In August of 2013, he told the scribbler a strange tale about chasing a car load of people through Valley Mills to Clifton along Highway 6 at speeds in excess of 100 miles per hour.

A search of the car yielded a large amount of cash – and a book, a ledger, showing where the funds were obtained in payment for drugs. Asked if we could get an arrest and offense report regarding the confiscated car and cash, he said he’d have to ask Chief of Police Ricky Ray.

A week later, he told we of The Legendary that “The Chief said we won’t do that.”

According to Mayor Pierce, Chief Ray was terminated by the City Council after he failed to relocate his residence inside the city’s corporate limits.

Another mystery.

“I never heard anything about any of that,” said Mayor Pierce. He shook his head. “Never did.”

Quinlan city dads find info embargoed in Robinson arrest

RANGERS RIDE IN QUERY INTO PREGNANT WOMAN’S TRIP TO LA CASA DE CALABOOSE, SEIZURE OF HER CHILD AT PARENTS’ HOME

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Quinlan, TX – Mayor Donnie Brock walked out of a sprinkling rain where he’d been helping two public works employees flush out a water line.

He mopped his sweaty body with his damp t-shirt, dried his buzz cut with it, and sprayed deodorant liberally before pulling on a polo shirt with the city seal and his name – no title – D. Brock, embroidered.

He’s wanting some answers, he says. And then he launches into an account of just how and why he has become a question box turned over, working days at an exotic game ranch caring for and feeding lions, tigers, giraffes and zebras rescued by the ranch’s owner.  He pursued a career in computers and internet service provision following schooling at East Texas State in Commerce before he transferred to Baylor, only to learn, “This is the same thing, only with more kids in my class…”

Rapid fire repartee studded with witty references to that which is commonly known by other words follows where the man pumps it, sotto voce, out of the side of his mouth. His chatter is as relentless as a hot box short stop kibbitzing a long, slow summer pitcher’s duel.

Conventional wisdom in the dialect of high glaze flows freely: “Texas DOT is the biggest economic development corporation in the world. They do it right, brother. They’re always broke,” he quips. True story, the roads that get built first just happen to be the ones that are built when landowners donate the right of way. They do it everywhere – everywhere! Cow pastures, swamps, prairies, deserts, hills, dales and any other place.

At present, the 1.3 square miles of Mother Earth known as Quinlan is handling four lanes of traffic coming out of the Rockwall west and four lanes headed east toward the sprawling shores of Lake Tawakoni. “That kind of leaves us in the middle, he said, glancing out the picture window of his office overlooking the town’s main drag at a frenetic moment in rush hour.

“We’re funneling 12 lanes of traffic into my two lanes.”

It’s a situation reminiscent of the roadbuilding politics of the “Kingfish,” Huey P. Long of Louisiana, who often built roads up to one side of towns where unfriendly legislators and local officials held sway, then played out in swampland surrounding the pariah city state, only to take up a mile or two on the other side of the hapless burg.

But nothing tops the culture shock of taking over from a consultant manager who ran things before his tenure as hizzoner began two years ago. What did he find in his office?

A hard drive wiped clean and a “server that had just had a lobotomy, remembers. Other than that, “There were six lawn and leaf bags filled with shredded documents.” Ouch! An eight-page forensic audit by an Addison outfit tells the rest of the story so neatly summed up in Brock’s emphatic statement. The man worked for so $15 an hour and his checks would be be in the neighborhood of $3,000 – but then when you totaled up as many as 11 different expense checks, that figure came in at seven grand?” Something added up, all right.

In the dry language of the forensic accountant, between 2004 and 2006, “the city of Quinlan paid Consultant Green for 7,068 miles, invoiced by Consultant (Billy) Green as mileage reimbursement with no supporting documentation, no trip reports, no travel logs, no dates of travel, no reason for travel, or destination, and with no agreement.” According to the audit, Green, whose pay grade advanced to $25 per hour in ’06, misappropriated $60,365.60 “for his benefit,” and in addition,  $32,152.60 of it was not reported to the IRS.

“I told them, ‘Look, y’all, for 50 years, we’ve been robbed every time a mayor leaves office.” He lets that sink in for a moment, then gestures toward the Hunt county seat, Greenville, which dwarfs the town of Quinlan, saying, “There’s more people like us than there are like them…” His voice trails into a lopsided grin from beneath the floppy brim of an exaggerated black cowboy hat, eyes blazing over half frames.

Did we mention that Mayor Brock is an original TEA Party hand who watch-dogged small cities all over the local map of east Texas before his election to his present post?

Moving right along toward a big part of tonight’s agenda in the City Council meeting, he labeled Texas Child Protective Services (CPS) as “the biggest human trafficking outfit in the world.” He gestures expansively.

His cousin, Deanna Jo Robinson, went down fighting when two Hunt County Deputies elbowed into her elderly parents’ family home after she asked for a chance to read a court order. They and a pair of CPS investigators had flashed a folder at her, but refused to let her read it. She fought hard to slam the door, but wound up bent over a kitchen cabinet resisting handcuffs where a security camera on a laptop caught one of the cops striking her with a closed fist.

As of today, 1.5 million YouTube viewers in 221 countries have witnessed the beating she took that night while her 18-month-old boy watched.

Six days after her six day stint in jail – nude – in an isolation cell, she gave birth after 38 weeks of pregnancy, and a CPS worker took that child, too.

All this brings up an executive session on tonight’s agenda. Quinlan police will be quizzed in private about what information they have forthcoming from the arrest. What in the way of an offense or arrest report, a probable cause affidavit, or an affidavit of warrantless arrest do their records show?

A 23-year-old patrolman, Corporal Daniel Catalan from the Quinlan PD, accompanied the Sheriff’s Officers and stood by while the arrest took place. The question, did he file any report, complaint, statement, affidavit?

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Following a droning discussion of a planned joint venture in a hand-fishing tourney to be staged by Quinlan and West Tawakoni and an interlocal agreement between the Quinlan police and the Quinlan Independent School District police, the Mayor invoked the law regarding executive sessions to discuss personnel, litigation or threats of it, real estate sales, purchases or contracts, and he, the five councilmen, and the city administrator filed into a private meeting room where they stayed for only a few minutes.

The truth is, there is no information available, as all agreed when they emerged. The matter is under investigation by Texas Ranger James Hicks, and that’s that.

Something in the air suggests they all want to know why. What happened? Everyone knows, but no one wants to discuss it in public. Done deal, for now. They voted to adjourn.

And, then, something spooky as all hell happened. A curly-haired woman wearing stylish jeans and a grim expression burst into tears and told The Legendary, “I can’t talk here, but I want to tell you something.”

It turns out that her father died from a gunshot wound he suffered in 1983 at the city police department offices just down the corridor. He was alone in his duties, and it’s still an open case, she insists, looking around warily.”Picture a six-year-old little girl having to walk back-and-forth to school every day, back-and-forth to the local corner store … a little girl sees a bullet hold on the outside wall of the Police Department in which her father was murdered in every day until she could not bear it anymore. I moved away at the age of 15. Not to mention above the bullethole they had a sign that said Bill Smelly counseling center. Spelled exactly the way I wrote they never had the decency to even spell my father’s name correctly; his name is Billy Smelley. She sobs. She is sure someone murdered her father, said Jacquelyn Smelley.

“I’ve known Deanna Joe all my life,” she added tearfully. “You just never know how someone will turn out.” She wants to tell her story, a story about a complete lack of information when something bad happens to a loved one. It’s an every day thing here, she says. We promise to stay in touch, and we head one direction, she in another, fleeing the cop shop and all the misery that passes through it for another day, another time.

One may watch a brief video of the Quinlan City Council meeting’s rapid denoument following their learning of a need to wait – wait for “the whole investigation,” as termed by Mayor Donnie Brock: