Ashley Dawn Rogers (L) out for a lark with friends during a happier time
Waco – On this crisp winter morning – the fifth anniversary of a gruesome trailer explosion and unexplained fire that claimed the lives of a young woman and two of her children – firefighters are expressing their approval of this series of articles aimed at informing We The People of what happened, and how their public officials have acted to prevent Lt. Kevin Fisk from presenting the evidence of how fire was used as a murder weapon to silence Ashley Dawn Rogers and her children on February 16, 2012. Miraculously, a third child survived with injuries when a neighbor pulled him to safety through a breach in the flaming walls of the structure.
Four of these men who stand ready to sacrifice their lives in defense of We The People from conflagrations and other disasters both natural and felonious suffered inuries of burns and smoke inhalation as they fought desperately to save Ms. Rogers and her kids, goaded by her screams as she died in the intolerable heat and smoke of the conflagration that melted the aluminum siding and left the structure a smoldering platform on a steel frame within minutes.
A number of these men have taken the trouble to let Fisk know they think he is a “man’s man” to have allowed The Legendary to bring you the news of how high-ranking officials have taken it upon themselves to end his career as a fireman by questioning his sanity, trying to force him to seek psychological treatment and medication, and ending his job history 15 years prematurely.
In this article we bring you prima facie evidence of just how an Assistant City Attorney, Judith Benton, sought and received an Attorney General’s Opinion that ruled the fact that District Attorney Abel Reyna issued a written order disallowing any further presentation of evidence to Grand Juries of arson crimes prepared by Fisk during his career.
The Open Records Division first claimed that the letter authored by the chief law enforcement officer of this jurisdiction who made himself the complaining witness in the police massacre of Twin Peaks on May 17, 2015 by seizing control of the police investigation of that debacle, is subject to “attorney-client privilege.”
Upon appeal, she has claimed that it is part of a confidential personnel file that may not be revealed to We The People, even though state law dictates that it is our property, and she is the custodian of record. That decision is pending.
Said Fisk, “I would like to have the date of the letter to learn if it corresponds with the changes in standard operating procedures that exclude my being allowed to investigate fires of questionable origin.” That information will not be forthcoming, apparently.
We will never know, if Ms. Benton has her way.
In this exclusive interview, Fisk reveals how he learned of the existence of the letter in a conversation with Fire Chief Tatum, recently of Ft. Worth, himself a former arson investigator, who ended their visit by admitting, on mic, that as an “at-will” employee without civil service protection, he is playing with fire if he goes against the grain of Benton’s wishes and allows the letter to go on the record.
Said Tatum, who just relocated to Waco, “I just bought a house.” The two are heard to comisserate over the facts of the matter, exchange quotes of scripture, and part as friends, both vowing to stay in touch.
We bring you the interview and an audio capture of his conversation with Chief Tatum, unedited and unexpurgated: