Tuesday, April 27, 2010

House Channels William Callahan in Outrageous Ruling

In my earlier post, an open letter to Brian House, I told him that his behavior mirrored that of William Callahan, the notorious judge in the Scottsboro Boys case. I quoted from the UMKC website on the case:
The stated goal of William Callahan, the Alabama trial judge for the later Scottsboro trials (those from November, 1933 to July, 1937) was to "debunk" the Scottsboro case-- to cut it down to size, to take it off the front pages of America's newspapers. To this end, Callahan imposed strict time limits on the trials, persuaded the Governor not to provide National Guard protection for the defense team, and made it as difficult as possible for reporters to cover the trial.

An equally obvious, though unstated, goal of the seventy-year-old judge was to help secure the prompt convictions of the Scottsboro defendants. Haywood Patterson said of Callahan, "He couldn't get us to the chair fast enough." Callahan denied almost every motion of the defense, including a motion to quash the indictments because Negroes were excluded from jury rolls and a motion for a change of venue. He sustained nearly every prosecution objection to a defense question of a witness, and often objected himself when the prosecution didn't. (emphasis mine)
Today, after prosecution witnesses had given (what I firmly believe to be perjured) testimony trashing Tonya Craft's character, House ruled that the defense COULD NOT HAVE CHARACTER WITNESSES TO REBUT THE PROSECUTION'S CLAIMS.

A person who has testified in hundreds of trials called me and said that she never had seen anything like this, ever. She was stunned, and so am I.

There are some things we have to understand, and I believe these to be true, and logic backs up my claims:
  • House knew the objection from the prosecution was coming, and I believe his knowledge came from improper ex parte conversations with the prosecutors.
  • House knows absolutely that this is a reversible error and that if he can engineer a conviction, there is a 100 percent chance that the appellate courts will overturn it.
  • House will do everything he can to box in the jury to make sure that their window of choice is so narrow that it will be hard not to vote to convict, even if the jurors believe there was no molestation and Tonya Craft committed no crimes.
Do not kid yourself about what is happening. This is a rigged trial, pure and simple, and the actions by House, Arnt, and Gregor are moving into criminal territory. People are stunned, and I am not surprised.

108 comments:

Anonymous said...

Learn the law, Mr. Anderson. If the case is appealed, so be it. If a conviction is handed down, I doubt it will be overturned.
It really is ashame that all you are is a pot stirrer. You could do so much more.
Do you not have a conscience?

Darth Scooter said...
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Anonymous said...

I, for one, am glad someone is "stirring the pot" and soon this trail will be exposed as the FARCE it is! KEEP STIRRING!!!

Kellie Graham said...

Without a doubt, these are engineered allegations with a trial rigged for only the conviction of choice by House.

Anonymous said...

What in the hell is going on with them trying to get a witness to call a little girl 9 years of age a slut. I believe the little girl has been coached about what to say just like most of the people in this area but this is going too far. These are still children!!!!

Anonymous said...

I can't believe the comment that was made by Darth Scooter. If this was you, would you not want a fair trial? Forget for a moment whether she is not guilty or guilty. The fact is this trial is nothing but a scam. The Catoosa county judicial system is joke. The three stooges involved in this should all be ashamed. Brian House should have never been a judge on this trial to begin with. He was Joal Henke's attorney!!!! Get real people. Why in the first place was the jurors selected from Catoosa County they should of been picked from another county. Kim Walker's testimony yesterday was heartfelt and I believe every word she said. I hope in the end Judge House and the other two stooges get what they deserve.

R.P. McCosker said...

The very first "Anonymous" above writes:

"Learn the law, Mr. Anderson. If the case is appealed, so be it. If a conviction is handed down, I doubt it will be overturned. It really is ashame [sic] that all you are is a pot stirrer. You could do so much more. Do you not have a conscience?"

No argument at all, just an attempt to shame Professor Anderson for "stirring the pot" (i.e. challenging authority).

Here's an educated guess: "Anonymous" #1 is Brian House himself!

How many reading here, if they had to bet, would put their money on the guess that "Anonymous" #1 here is none other than the good Judge House, irked by Anderson's exposure of his astoundingly bad jurisprudence?

RBrock said...

Some pots were meant to be stirred! Keep stirring, Mr. Anderson. The truth is bound to rise to the top eventually.

Anonymous said...

I wear a sports bra and shorts to mow the yard does that make me a child molester. Someone better call DFACS.

Jason S said...

I CANT BELIEVE what is happening in the court room right now. Read twitter.com/calliestarnes

I am so angered at this. What can be done?

Would it hurt the defense if I went down there and started protesting by holding up a sign.

"Outhouse" Catoosa's County Fineist!

Denise C. said...

I was astonished at what just happened. Apparently so is Callie Starnes. Hopefully the jury can see what everyone else is seeing.

Anonymous said...

I want a job like these clowns have they have a break about every hour. Who else has that kind of work schedule.

Anonymous said...

defense witness Potter now says she is in no position to believe the conspiracy theory that Craft maintains. - A DEFENSE WITNESS!!!

Mr. Anderson, your 'big lie' is about to come down around your ears.

Anonymous said...

The jury could nullify the judge's instructions (not the law, of course, just his instructions). If they did that, considering what the dishonorable judge has done so far, he might attempt to have the entire jury thrown in jail for contempt of court. Of course, he'd be right. Anyone who doesn't have contempt for this court is blind to what is right in front of them.

Anonymous said...

I know very little about American law, I only know to me what seems just and fair from my own personal value system. Never in my life have I questioned the character, sometimes a decision but never the character, of a judge until now. I was at first skeptical about this case, but from the events allowed in the courtroom today that moved to anger that a court in the United States would allow what has transpired today and over the course of the last week.

C. Wilson said...

@ JASON S....Whenever you're ready, just give the word & I'll join you in the protest.

Gregor asks Potter (witness) if she believes accuser 1 is a "slut". She says she's too young. Gregor, "so you are saying she is a pre-slut?" Are you kidding me!? Is this the best the state can throw out? This sounds like total desperation. No surprise that self-proclaimed 'The Man' Gregor would come up with a name like this to 'label' a child.

And my comment to you 10:46... What guilty, perjuring seat for the state are you occupying?? My advice to you is seek redemption...fast...before it's too late.

Anonymous said...

Have I said before this is CRAZY!!! I am picking my mouth up off the floor!!! How is this allowed to happen??? There HAS TO BE someone somewhere that can do something!!!! I'm to the point it doesn't even matter that it's Tonya Craft...it's that these guys are making our judicial system look like a JOKE!!! Where is the respect for our country, our laws and our fore fathers???

Anonymous said...

@ Anony at 11:39 am:

That's because the defense's witness understands that one needs to have access to evidence in order to make such a claim regarding conspiracies. House, Arnt, and Gregor are doing everything they can to keep evidence out.

Kellie Graham said...

Can you believe the line of questioning coming from the courtroom now? This is ridiculous!

Kerwyn said...

Hey Anon 11:39.. Let me post the ENTIRE tweet on that since you like to (like the prosecution, judge and their pets) cherry pick.

calliestarnes Potter says she questions the parents involved in the case. Says she thinks its a conspiracy against #TonyaCraft

Clarify a single line tweet before you shoot your mouth off.

This trial is a travesty, these children have been obviously coached as to what to say. The sudden "oh I just remembered" is in the research lit as a hallmark sign of untruth. READ the research as I and all the very professional folks I work with do. Unlike the "professional" morons the prosecution is using

Anonymous said...

I'm serious about a protest. Would it hurt the defense? If so, I won't start it but if not then let's do it.

Anonymous said...

ANON 11:39...Is your name Sandra Lamb??

JDEC said...

Actually ANON1139, Potter said she believed she was innocent and DID believe it was a conspiracy against Tonya. You're evidently reading things the way you want to read them...kind of like the prosecution and their whole team of liars.

KeepingItReal said...

I think if we protested, we'd all land in jail and it would distract the defense. I'm only saying that b/c I ws there the day the bumper sticker thing happened and was joking with one of her attorneys about having bumper stickers made that said, "my Truth for Tonya sticker is on my other car." and he laughed but made a comment to the effect of "Bring $300" because all they'd have time to do is pay the fine. Also, they've stressed any time I've been in the courtroom that ANYONE talking to the media, the media laughing etc. is NOT something they approve of for their witnesses and they are NOT involved etc. I think it could be appropriate to protest the Attorney General's office in Atlanta or even CNN etc. but I wouldn't do anything that would cause her attorneys to have to answer for us. I'm ready to fight the good fight. I just know what I've heard them say when I've been there. I KNOW Tonya appreciates us all wanting to wage a war for her, but they have to focus.

As for ANON 11:39 - what an idiot! I guess you can't read either. Funny how these posts only appear during court breaks?

Anonymous said...

I think that some of the Arnt/House/Gregor really know how to show their lack of intelligence and the law evertyime they post. My hope is that the little three get jail cells with the "REAL MEN" of the prison block.

Anonymous said...

Notice how conveniently Gregor and his mall member, oops bladder have to take a restroom break so he can prepare to question someone.

Anonymous said...

What we are seeing in Catoosa County in this farce trial conducted by the dishonorable 'Judge" Brian House, who stumbled through law school somehow, is an indictment of not only Mr. House, but of the entire Lookout Mountain Judicial Circuit, headed by the "Notorious Four". The Judicial Qualifications commission of the State of Georgia, which oversees the conduct of judges, has already received complaints about the behavior of more than one of the judges of this circuit. The Georgia Bureau of investigation was forced to file a complaint against Kristina Cook (Connelly) Graham, for her treatment of professional State officers in open court, as well as in chambers. The legislature of the state of Georgia has seen fit to fund the JQC at the lowest per capita rate of any State in this country. Why? Because it keeps the grease flowing, is why. It is well known that the judges in this circuit receive sealed envelopes of cash from defense attorneys in exchange for accepting reduced charges most usually for DUI offenses. You'd be surprised how many arrests for DUI which are prosecutable, mysteriously have officers fail to appear for court, such that the court allows a DUI charge to be pled down to a lesser charge of reckless driving, or an equipment violation.

It's all about the money, and who you know.
Teresa Watson has covered hundreds of cases from Floyd, Chattooga, Dade, and Walker County detailing personal and professional misconduct by officers of the Court, including Kristina Graham and Jon Bolling Wood.
www. romenewsbywatson. com
Brian house is merely taking lessons from the masters of the original Dixie Mafia.

www.ajc.com/hotjobs/content/metro/stories/2009/06/14/gbi_judge_complaint. html

The truth does not matter here, nor does the law, and that is the function of the courts, to seek equity, balance, and impartial review of the law and the facts in the search for justice. John Grisham surely would have a field day and write a multimillion dollar bestseller if he were here to witness the pitiful travesty of what passes for a trial here.

Lady Justice is often depicted wearing a blindfold. This is done in order to indicate that justice is (or should be) meted out objectively, without fear or favor, regardless of identity, money, power, or weakness: blind justice and blind impartiality. But the truth is, the voters of these counties have elected judges that resemble them, and this trial is a reflection of the small town venality that is part of living in the rural south. Granny still sits on the porch in her rocking chair and dips Red Seal. She don't have no teeth, but that's all right. A little dribble of 'bacca juice on her chin? She wipes it on her sleeve, eventually.

Let's pick up a copy of Shirley Jackson's famous short story, "The Lottery", first published in 1946... Life hasn't changed much in this part of the world lately. Things will only change when the people demand it.

Kerwyn said...

Oh Hey Anon who posted the statement that the witness believed there was no conspiracy. I didn't include the clarification...

here tis.

newschannelnine #TonyaCraft last tweet clarification: witness says she thks thr's no conspiracy among prosecutors, but instead among parents of accusers.

Anonymous said...

I just read excerpts from the trial on WRCB, oh my goodness, the continued behavior of the DA and the judge is outrageous. It does not matter whether she did it or not and I don't think she did, but there is no way this is a fair trial and that is our constitutional right. What if it was you who was accused? I am deeply shocked and saddened that this travesty is going on in my town, the town that I love and in which my roots run deep. Shame on you Brian House, Len Gregor, Chris Arnt and shame on every one of those so called "expert" witnesses who interviewed these children and clearly coached them. I sure hope you are never in Tonya's shoes!!! Then again, maybe I do, so you can know what it is like to have someone who is completely unqualified testify against you!!

amac25 said...

Just to clarify, because I asked Callie Starnes and News Channel 9 specifically about thier conflicting tweets on a conspiracy, Callie replied that the witness did say that she thinks the parents are involved in the conspiracy, but she also said that she wasn't in a position to blame police, judge, and DA.

Anonymous said...

As a citizen of Catoosa County, I demand change. We can not nor will not sit back and allow these things to happen right before our eyes. It has always been known that Catoosa County is corrupt and its all about money, power, and not to mention drugs.

I can no longer sit back and watch. I must take reasonable and peacefully actions. If this does continue then I will start a protest if it is only I. I beg them to throw me in jail for exercising my freedom of speech. Catoosa County does not scare me!

William Stone said...

Anon 10:46....wonder what your story is? Might be best you remain anonymous. Show your face, my friend, then we will know the hidden agenda behind your belief.

amac25 said...

I'll also add that News Channel 9 did post a clarification after I asked about it.

Keith Hamburger said...

One has no hope for a fair trial in this country. The judge ALWAYS works for the plaintiff in any criminal trial. In a trial of "The State vs ???" the judge gets his paycheck from The State. Where do you think his loyalties lie?

Certainly they often put on a facade of objectivity to cover the lie of the system but one is always at the mercy of the court as to whether there will be a semblance of justice or simply a rigged trial to obtain a conviction.

It's good that some that have held a belief in any sort of justice are having the scales fall from their eyes but this should be obvious simply from the system.

And, for you cowards who are posting derogatory comments as Anonymous, grow a pair and honestly and truthfully identify yourselves.

kbp said...

The pro-prosecution comments here are very similar to the results we've seen coming from the prosecutors; absent evidence of fact, at best having to be based on presumptions of circumstances that could make them fact, like the specific Time and Date of the allegations made.

Cross exams will always produce some effort to discredit the testimony of the witnesses. Either what a witness testified to or the witnesses themselves.

I'm not reading anything showing the defense witnesses provided any facts that add incriminating evidence, and that is what the state is short on.

The "pro-prosecution comments" are not providing that either.

Deb Watkins, Catoosa Co Resident said...

Wow....The Ms. Potter did exceptionally well and made a much more credible witness than any we have heard so far. For the record, I know nobody in this trial but have been following it from the beginning. It seemed shady then, it seems shady now.

Anonymous said...

Isn't it amazing how polite the defense witnesses are, as compared to the state's witnesses!

Denise C. said...

Anon 1:21....The worst part is that the majority of the state's witnesses were "experts" and should have presented themselves in a more professional manner.

Anonymous said...

When can you go sit in at the trial. Can you go in during the trial or only during breaks?

I have to go witness this railraoding myself.

Anonymous said...

Denise, I know, they should have never acted in the manner they did. Hard to take anyone serious who acts like that.

Denise C. said...

Yes, you can come and go during the trial. They did yesterday when I was there. I had to go see it for myself also. All I can say is "WOW", I thought only this stuff happened in movies. I don't even think somebody could dream this stuff up. If you go in the main entrance, the courtroom is up the stairs and to the left.

Anonymous said...

"State attorneys will take defense's witness downstairs to do interview so he/she can testify. Defense won't be allowed there"

That has to be a typo.

Anonymous said...

No typo...it's really happening.

Cathy Frederick said...

WHAT? you have GOT to be kidding me!

Update 1:45pm

Following a lot of gasps/laughter in courtroom, Judge says anyone who disturbs court will be kicked out

Update 1:35pm

State attorneys will take defense's witness downstairs to do interview so he/she can testify. Defense won't be allowed there.

State doesn't want a defense witness on stand w/o a prior summary of his testimony.

Judge says cross testimony will be allowed in. He denies, once again, the defense's request.

Anonymous said...

Protest Now?

It may be the only chance for a fair trial, it may bring national coverage. I think we need hundreds of people.

Let's even the playing field. Folks its time to move.

DO NOT SIT BACK AND LET THIS HAPPEN IN OUR COUNTY!!!

Anonymous said...

Oh my goodness, are you serious, they want to know what they are going to say, before it is said in court!!!

Darlene said...

I am wondering the same thing...I would like to witness this myself. What are the requirements to get into this circus? Just show up first?

Anonymous said...

Can someone please tell me why the national news media has not picked up on the story?

Denise C. said...

Just show up and apparently keep your mouth shut or else. According to a Kevin West tweet, the judge actually threw somebody out for gasping.

Anonymous said...

where are you mr anderson???? we need your expert input on this latest ruling. is it legal for the witness to be taken "downstairs" without defense present for a pre...blah blah blah blah.....CRAZY!!!!!!!!!!

Anonymous said...

Can we say intimidation of the Defense witnesses?? I have never heard of this in my life!

He threw someone out for gasping, yet has allowed the state's witnesses to be rude, unprofessional, lie, etc.

Anonymous said...

Mr Anderson? You there?

Anonymous said...

Can the witness tape record the deposition to verify conduct by prosecution was lawful?

William L. Anderson said...

I just got back from class. I teach three hours straight Tuesday-Thursday from 11 to about 2.

I'm stunned at what I am seeing. This is martial law and a takeover by the prosecution. I guarantee you that none of the attorneys have seen anything like this, and unless there is intervention from the state authorities, it will get worse.

House is out of control. By the way, notice that on cross, the prosecutors don't ask substantive questions? Instead, they bully, shout, and intimidate.

No, they can't just take a witness down. I guarantee you that they made threats and everything else.

OK, if this is what you want in the Lookout Mountain Judicial District, you got it. Unbelievable.

Allison said...

Unbelievable!!!! They are making a joke out of the judical system. i am so ashamed at this moment to be from Catoosa County. When will the games end? I hope the jury is smart and see the lies that are so blatenly in front of their faces. I am not sure how the prosecution or state witness' can show their faces after this.

William L. Anderson said...

This basically is martial law. House has created a star chamber, and Arnt and Gregor are the ones running the show.

Kellie Graham said...

Kangaroo Court by Brian House seems to be in full swing currently. Next he'll be insisting that people should be thrown out the windows too.

Anonymous said...

As I said before, This isn't even about Tonya anymore, it's about our laws!!! It's just ssad that she is gonna pay for such a terrible act (that I don't believe she did.) Mr. Anderson I have 2 questions. 1. Will or does the jury know the witnesses have to do this now? And 2. Is there someone now that we can email with our concerns regarding this trial? You told me before, there's really not...but things have changed!!! How can we "help" get the state involved???? tplas

Anonymous said...

I thought the prosecution had a right to have access to The defense witnesses before the trial, just like the defense is suppose to have access to the state's evidence, Is that correct?
If that is correct, should not the Judge have just thrown that witness out ?
By not throwing the witness out, did he not just do the defense a big favor by letting her meet with the prosecution like that?
No offense Mr. Anderson, but maybe a lawyer from Georgia could explain this.
On face value that seems outrageous, but I think the judge just helped the defense. I wish one of these legal experts for the news channels would enlighten us. Not the pretty face people, but the lawyers that actually know something, that are suppose to try and help us understand.

Anonymous said...

cant believe they let this in:

KevinWestWGOW Emory expert in #TonyaCraft says she does not find child exam "suspicious." Completely contradicts prosecution expert from Week 1.

Anonymous said...

They have the right to know who the witnesses are, but not to talk to them. Just as the State gives witness list to Defense, but they don't talk to them, that is what a trial is for.

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kbp said...

The defense actually got away with a little by not having a summary for what their expert would testify to. Both sides have to do that.

The state probably knew what was coming, but they were due that summary.

It actually was a surprise to me that the witness was allowed to testify today.

William L. Anderson said...

My sense is that the jury will be intimidated into a verdict by the prosecution and by prosecution witnesses. You have to understand that Gregor and Arnt ARE the criminal court system in the district, and they run everything, and if someone or something gets in their way, they just use their powers to knock them down.

These guys believe that they are invulnerable, and I only hope that someone can fight back.

Anonymous said...

Dear Judge House, As an onlooker from outside your state I must report my observation. Justice in your courtroom reminds me of taking a rafting trip in the movie Deliverance. I will never set foot in the state of Georgia as a tourist or on business for fear that one false accusation could lead one up Deliverance creek. I don't have much trust in the judicial system anywhere, but your courtroom is by far a cesspool of injustice. I hope you burn in hell for this, and I hope you are punished here on earth as well.

Anonymous said...

Anon @ 2:32 - what's a deposition?

Mr Anderson - Is KBP@2:35 correct?

Anonymous said...

I think it is safe to say that Darth Scooter is most likely one of the witnesses against. No one else that has kept up with this trial would make such a comment. I am sure if it was investigated Mr. House had a little help winning the election by those behind this whole cluster flubb. Has anyone thought to check into the main contributors to his campaign? It is an outrage that this has gone this far in this day and age. I live in Catoosa County and have all my life. If they confict this poor lady after ruining her life it would give reason to move out. The people behind this are the lowest form of scum and should be ashamed of what they are and are doing. Shame on them all.

William L. Anderson said...

Well, it is true, but the state also had testimony for which there was no summary, or they had it changed. Of course, House allowed THAT.

Anonymous said...

2:26 - I think you are right. I think people are spinning because they really don't know the legal system, and people like Wild Bill are reporting to be experts and egging them on. Some people want to believe him because they are biased. It's called Groupthink, and it's very dangerous.

From Wikipedia -- Groupthink is a type of thought within a deeply cohesive in-group whose members try to minimize conflict and reach consensus without critically testing, analyzing, and evaluating ideas.

Anonymous said...

From Bill @2:43- "Well, it is true, but the state also had testimony for which there was no summary, or they had it changed. Of course, House allowed THAT."


So the Judge leveled things off in that category at the very least, right?

April 27, 2010 2:43 PM

Anonymous said...

Thank you 2:45 for your insight, but I can think for myself!!!

William L. Anderson said...

No, there are posters on here who definitely know the rules of evidence. I don't claim to be an expert on law, but I have published a lot on it and know some of the rules and how a trial is SUPPOSED to go.

Let me ask you, 2:26, would you want to be put on trial and basically not be permitted to mount a defense?

Anonymous said...

Anon @ 2:45 I don't think people are "spinning" and I don't think Mr. Anderson is "egging" people on. Without even reading his blog , you can follow the trial and KNOW it is a FARCE! I am just a country girl and even I can "smell a rat" with this trial. KEEP STIRRING Mr. Anderson!!

William L. Anderson said...

House did not "level" anything. He gave the prosecution a privilege that he did not give the defense.

Anonymous said...

Anon 2:45 - More trolling by the prosecution and/or it's supporters, I see.

Do you expect us not to see through it?

kbp said...

Quoting myself:

"Cross exams will always produce some effort to discredit the testimony of the witnesses. Either what a witness testified to or the witnesses themselves."

Quoting Twitter:

"Doctor asked about a study. Not only does she know it, she spelled the writer's name for Chris Arnt."

LOL! Sometimes they can only TRY to discredit the witness. Arnt was not capable or prepared to face this witness or what she testified to.

We'll see how they do on other witnesses.

Anonymous said...

What I see Darth Scooter saying is essentially go ahead and realize the fix is in. The sooner this bunch can railroad Mrs. Craft, the sooner the defense can mount an appeal. I don't see Scooter as saying that guilt is proven as much as he/she is saying that the defense is not being allowed the opportunity to defend their client. I am appalled at the behavior of House, Arnt and Gregor. I must admit that I am curious as to where they studied law. If as a previous commenter alleged, there is a definite vote on the jury to convict, the best that can be hoped for is a hung jury.
For the record, to the poster that is alleging "groupthink". I think you have the wrong group. I came to decision of Mrs. Craft's innocence after I read the testimony of the prosecution witnesses. No, I did not poll my friends and no I did not talk with anyone. Imagine being able to reach a conscious decision without being told what to think...
My demographic for the record is a parent, a conservative Christian (Baptist too! gasp) and a college grad.

Darth Scooter said...

Derrall

Our newsroom is coordinating with @TodayShow. Looks like the #TonyaCraft trial will now be national news. Stay with @WRCB. less than a minute ago via TweetDeck

Finally the national media is picking up the story.

kbp said...

...And Mr. Bill Anderson makes every possible effort to be accurate, goes WAY out of his way to research what he is not certain of, and I have never seen him purposefully provide false information in all the years I have known him.

Anonymous said...

I am the Lady the Judge threw out of court for GASPING. how do you think the Judge chose me, everyboby GASP at what they were doing. GREGOR TOLD HIM TO THROW ME OUT, BECAUSE GREGOR KNOWS I AM THE MOTHER OF A MAN HE CONVICTED IN DADE CO. KNOWING HE WAS INNOCENT, BUT IT DID NOT MATTER TO HIM...BECAUSE THE JUDGE DID NOT KNOW ME FROM ADAM..WHAT THE MAN SAYS IS WHAT THE JUDGE DOES...

Kellie Graham said...

Anon 2:45 has been drinking some corporate KoolAide and fact checking on Wikipedia, what sound advice (facetious).

kbp said...

Arnt is working himself deeper trying to shovel out of the hole he has gotten himself into.

House must be second-guessing allowing this testimony today, but Arnt wouldn't be better tomorrow either.

Lookout Spy said...

Well Folks it looks like Ringgold GA and the LMJC "Dixie Mafia" will now be the laughingstock of the United States national news tomorrow! Live coverage tomorrow from the Today Show!

"RT @Derrall: Our newsroom is coordinating with @TodayShow. Looks like the #TonyaCraft trial will now be national news. Stay with @WRCB.
8 minutes ago via web @Twitter.com"

Anonymous said...

Praise God is all I can say, it is about time these crooks go down!!!!

Anonymous said...

"DennisENorwood From inside the courtroom of #TonyaCraft trial... Sgt Tim Deal continuosly glancing at defense table with scowl on his face."

I'll bet his sphincter is in a knot...

William L. Anderson said...

Yep. Deal's little game is going to be in trouble.

Anonymous said...

I just pray the if The Today Show rumor is true then it shows something positive and does not backfire on Tonya's supporters. I know we have the truth on our side, but we all know how things can be tangled...tpla

Anonymous said...

Someone better tell the Lamb's that the Today show needs a child actor. Let's not forget the Wilson"s and all that they have had to offer. Of course I'm sure that Chickamauga will excuse them from school for not being there. You know some things are just so much more important.

kbp said...

Twitter:

"During cross-exam, several jurors fell to sleep."

Speaks volumes to me,

...a lack of interest to follow WHAT the prosecutor wishes to show them.

Even if they felt their verdict would be guilty, the knowledge of what the prosecutor points out would be needed to debate other jurors, which they have no idea how those others would vote mow.

Anonymous said...

What goes around, comes around!!! It is about to come around!!!!!

Anonymous said...

Rumor has it that The Today show wants video..Here we go National coverage I wonder how the fam 3 are going to like this..The S t is going to hit the fan...

Kellie Graham said...

Looking at all the current activity, I don't think Mr. Anderson can be thanked enough for the stir he has caused with his accurate assessment of these events. Keep it up and thanks!!

tandt said...

Bill,

If you get a chance, hop over to the WRCB FB site. Around 4 hours ago, another of the stooge fans posted something. I found it quite ignorant & biased. People called her & her little buddy out on who they were related to. The poster is Tonya Lewis. If ignorance is truly bliss, this girl must be the happiest girl in town. Well, along with our little buddies on here. It still kills me after all that has happened, people are still commenting some of the craziest things.
Thought you might want to take a peek, as the one person who "likes" it, is a Giglio.

Anonymous said...

I only know what's going on from following it here, but I think there will be a not guilty verdict. A jury can vote not guilty if they wish no matter what the judge instructs. That being said there is an old saying, "Never anticipate a jury."

Anonymous said...

Remember back when rape victims were grilled on the stand about what lingerie they wore at the time of the rape? That tactic has been discredited with rape victims cases but it looks like the 3 little piggies are recycling that one to mean provocative clothing doesn't invite rape but actually makes the wearer want to commit it. What a crock!

The prosecution is desperate.

Denise C. said...

Anon 4:17.... It is no rumor. Channel 3 has posted it. They are saying that:

" WRCB Channel 3 Eyewitness News The Tonya Craft trial will soon be national news. Staffers from NBC have reached out for our video and resources for coverage on The Today Show."

Lookout Spy said...

There is one particular advantage of the jury system in our country. In order to convict, all 12 members of the jury have to be UNANIMOUS in the verdict. Now with all the inconsistencies, and the clear and patently obvious bias shown by Judge house in this courtroom, the pathetic demeanor of the prosecution witnesses, compared to the professional demeanor of the defense, I sincerely doubt that 12 will vote together on this case to convict.

Anonymous said...

Now they just asked if she ever wore a thong bathing suite what is the deal about her clothes..How can what she wears have anything to do with Molesting 3 young girls..

KeepingItReal said...

It scares me that they didn't listen to the cross-examination where she really poured it on. I guess Arnt didn't feel the need to wake them up since she was handing him his ass on a silver platter! Those fools make me sick!!! Today's behavior was so over the top, an I can only imagine how much worse it was in person than what we get on here at Twitter. They do a GREAT job, but I have been in court 3 or 4 times and when I read the Twitter recap, it was so much worse in court than can come across on Twitter. Poor Tonya. My heart is with you girl.

Anonymous said...

I just heard that on 3 to 4 different times Judge House came into the court room and asked the prosecution to start without even calling the jury in to be seated..That doesn't say alot about him as a Judge..

KeepingItReal said...

I teach about GroupThink and Groupthink is when so many people are around each other for an extended period of time they begin to think alike. It is bad in business, but really shouldn't have anything to do with this since none of the groups have been together long enough for that dynamic to form. It is sort of like when you know your husband/wife so well you can finish their sentences. Businesses don't like it because it stifles fresh ideas - this group has PLENTY of fresh ideas. (Also, in no educational setting is Wikipedia a valid resource since ANYONE can put anything on Wikipedia.) Valid attempt though.

tandt said...

KeepingItReal is keeping it real!!! You go!!! Thank you for your follow ups. Totally agree on Wikipedia. Seriously, if that's the best that anon has, then it just shows their ignorance again.

Harmony said...

tandt that comment thread has been removed cause those morons know they got BUSTED!!

tandt said...

That's a shocker! They seriously have no clue. I found it funny that now they are FB friends. That is a huge no-no for me. I only add people I actually know, not people who comment on another friend's posts or on a public site. Crazy. Plus, that girl finally realized who I was and I think she was a little worried about what I might say.
What a bunch of kooks!

Harmony said...

That is usually the rule for me but I made the exception so other supporters of Tonya could get in touch with me about the picnic I am planning for her.

Anonymous said...

To all protesters: Take "Truth for Tonya" bumper stickers to put on Gregor, Arnt, Keith, Summers, and House's cars. They are all guilty foul play as far as I am concerned.

Anonymous said...

"I can no longer sit back and watch. I must take reasonable and peacefully actions. If this does continue then I will start a protest if it is only I. I beg them to throw me in jail for exercising my freedom of speech. Catoosa County does not scare me!"

April 27, 2010 12:46 PM


i'm curious... when you said, "if this does continue..." how long are you speaking of?? the case against tonya has been going on for two years...... and the trial just ended its 12th day. how much longer do you feel one should wait before taking action??

Anonymous said...

Thank you for the contact info, Walter Abbott!I will be contacting these fine folks first thing tomorrow morning concerning the horrendous goings-on in Judge House's courtroom along with the ridiculous behavior of the prosecution team.