The Gloves Are Off

Amazing. Just read the latest tweets from the Tonya Craft courtroom. One of her closest friends and supporters is on the stand. The Man (as self-described in one of his many interviews), prosecutor Len Gregor's attacks on the woman are amazing. It's the only word I can come up with describe this. Questions without foundation about the woman's sexual activities including Ms. Craft. Questions as to whether he considers accuser #1 a slut. Come on now, Mr. Gregor, this one of the innocent babes you are trying so hard to incarcerate Ms. Craft for molesting. You're supposed to treat this poor child with kid gloves and you dare to ask a question like that. I suppose you might actually answer this question, since you and your buddy Chris Arnt have taken to writing your version of answers on his blog. Bring it on. I can take it.

But can you live with your conscience. You made an aside after the judge overruled the defense yet again during this trial on a point of law even this civilian understands. You can't bring new information during cross-examination. Every CSI, Law and Order, Perry Mason, and any other crime show devotee knows this. But you did and your pet judge gave you permission to do that, then you had the never to tell the defense team that you knew the rules and they didn't. Obviously. There are rules for courtrooms and there are rules for Judge House's courtroom. Seems you should print up a copy and hand it out before the trial begins. That way, the defense can jump up and make their objections but already have the appeals done, just fill in the blanks of what particular point they are appealing on, and file them in the first court of appeals, but be ready to go up the line.

Now I want to know one thing. Why is our Attorney General, Thurbert E. Baker more interested in running for governor than stopping this travesty? Why are the citizens of Lookout Mountain Judicial District enduring the emotional pain of a woman denied access to her children while false accusations abound. The obvious contradictions by the prosecutions witnesses are only overshadowed by the vitruperative utterances you and your colleague bring forth in an effort to throw Ms. Craft away so she can never again sully the world in which you live. I am beginning to believe this prosecutorial zeal is nothing more than a punishment for the woman who refused to roll over and take the punishment you wanted to give her.

Have you ever thought that for just one minute of the consequences of your actions? Do you even care about the lives you are trashing with your commentary and inflammatory questions? I'm sure your boss is aware by now of the emotions running hard and fast about this trial. Is his opinion the same as yours?

I'm sure I'll have answers to those questions. But I have never before seen a case of this magnitude and with this kind of media exposure handled by anyone but the District Attorney himself. That question, I won't ask, because I'm sure the answer is, Mr. Franklin let the tag team of Arnt and Gregor run with this because they claimed they had what was necessary to take this evil woman off the streets.

News Flash: The only evil perpetrated in Catoosa County in regards to this case is in Judge House's courtroom, by the very people we depend on to protect us from criminals. Scary. I can only say again, thank you William L. Anderson for having the courage to speak up long, loud, and clear. May you be blessed forever for opening our eyes about this.

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