Monday, May 24, 2010

It's Not Over, Phil

[Update II, Monday May 24, 9:00 PM]: The long-awaited video of Sandra Lamb committing what legally is called a "hate crime" was aired on Channel 3 tonight, along with an interview with the wrongfully-arrested Eric Echols, who was the target of Lamb's assault and accompanying racial slur. I will be sending that link along with a letter to the U.S. Department of Justice, Civil Rights Division, this week, along with a copy to the Georgia Attorney General's Office.

And, if things cannot get any more bizarre in the LMJC, it turns out that "judge" Kristina Cook Connelly Graham let her State Bar membership status go "inactive," and it was officially inactive during the trial and wrongful conviction of Brad Wade in 2007. Whether or not this has any effect on his appeal, I don't know, but it does tell us something about the commitment of the LMJC "judges" to their jobs.

[End Update]

[Update I, Monday May 24, 4:15 PM]: Tonya Craft has filed a $25 million lawsuit against a number of people involved in accusing and trying her. The lawsuit is in federal court. Details are reported by WRCB-TV. The Chattanoogan also has a great story that is well-detailed.

[End Update]

So, Sheriff Phil Summers continues to claim that because he and his friends could not convince a jury to wrongfully convict Tonya Craft, that there is going to be a wave of child molestation all over Catoosa County and maybe the Lookout Mountain Judicial Circuit. Like his friend Buzz Franklin and ADAs Chris "Facebook" Arnt and Len "The Man" Gregor, he actually seems to believe that people have not caught onto their rigged games.

The article in Sunday's Times-Free Press declares:
A highly publicized child molestation trial and weeks of acrimonious court proceedings could deter parents from bringing suspected abuse cases forward in the future, local officials said.

"I do have a concern about children that are victimized and the families coming forward in the future," Catoosa County Sheriff Phil Summers said. "Will they be willing to take a chance that their child will be put through the same scrutiny and the same process that we've just seen?"
First, had there been the proper scrutiny when Sandra Lamb and Joal Henke were making claims at the beginning, there would have been no trial. Second, the defense did what the defense should have been doing all along in the child molestation trials held in the LMJC: defend their clients instead of offering them up to the prosecution as so many sacrifices.

Third, if Summers and his friends cannot tell the difference between authentic child molestation and something that has been trumped up by people looking to settle personal scores, with their accomplices at the Children's Advocacy Centers of Northwest Georgia helping to grease the skids by employing rigged "interviews," then I'd hate to see what would happen if someone actually committed a real crime in that district. Fourth, this pity party by Summers and company needs to end, because it is not over for them.

This evening, Channel 3 news is going to broadcast video footage of Sandra Lamb in which she will be shown committing a hate crime, complete with racial slurs against Eric Echols when he legally served a subpoena on her that she refused to take. (She claims that her "attorney friend" Chris Arnt told her not to accept it, and if that is true, then he told her not to obey the law.) Furthermore, people will see that she filed a police report against Mr. Echols that did not square with the events of the day.

Despite the fact that Summers is demanding that no one ever scrutinize any accusations of child molestation in Catoosa County, no matter what the facts of the case might be, it is important to do just that. What Summers really is saying is that he does not care if people are wrongly convicted and sent to prison, just as long as his office and his buddies can look as though they are "protecting" the LMJC from "child molesters," and as long as the district can get Mondale Act money.

I remember right after North Carolina Attorney General Roy Cooper announced he was dropping the rape charges against the Duke lacrosse players, the Usual Suspects claimed that women no longer would report they had been raped out of fear of not being believed. Right. In reality, the case had NO effect on the reporting of rape charges, false and true. Business went on as usual.

Likewise, what Summers is claiming is that no matter how flimsy the evidence and how dishonest the prosecution's case might be, a jury MUST ALWAYS convict if someone is charged with child molestation for fear that someone, somewhere, might get away with it. I hate to tell Summer and his partners-in-crime, Arnt, Gregor, and Franklin, that U.S. criminal law still allegedly is based upon protecting the rights of the accused.

Furthermore, the man who influenced U.S. law more than any other person, William Blackstone, once wrote that it was better that "20 guilty men go free than once innocent man convicted." Unfortunately, Summers and the gaggle of prosecutors and judges in the LMJC believe that wrongful convictions are just fine with them, and the more wrongful convictions, the better.

When I first started blogging on the Tonya Craft case, I thought it was an example of overzealous prosecution. Now that I have been intensely writing about this situation for more than six weeks, I realize that I have stumbled onto something that is much more sinister. Wrongful convictions in the LMJC are not the result of overzealousness; they are the result of prosecutors and police who actively target people, frame them, and then go into a self-pitying rage when a jury sees through their dishonesty.

Later today, viewers will see Sandra Lamb committing a criminal act, a crime that is so blatant that even though Summers and the Usual Suspects at Franklin's office will choose to ignore it, federal authorities may not. Furthermore, because Arnt, Gregor, and Franklin insist on pursuing non-existed criminal charges in a racially-motivated case against Mr. Echols, and because Gregor tried to appeal to a racist "Tonya-Craft-is-sleeping-with-a-black-man" line during Ms. Craft's trial, they practically have invited the U.S. Department of Justice to take a hard look at what is happening.

As I said in the title, this case is not over. It is not over for Mr. Echols, for Brad Wade, for a number of other falsely-accused people in the LMJC, and certainly not over for people who have had their fill of this dishonesty. This should be a most interesting week.

180 comments:

Jason S said...

Bye Bye Phil! I hope you understand that the people of Catoosa County voted you in and NOW they WILL vote you OUT! I hope you enjoy the last days as a Sherriff because it is coming to an end. I never liked you and have always wondered why you were always voted in. I guess you have power of intimidation over others but no matter what the people will speak.

You need to worry about keeping crime out of your own family and everyone knows that you deal more drugs than anyone else in the county.

Can't wait til 2012 so we the people can run these elected so called citizens right out of office.

You guys (Phil, Len, Arnt, Franklin, Grahm, Wood, VanPelt, House) have always wanted to clean up the county. Well now its the citizens turn to clean house.

So long and good riddance.

Anonymous said...

Does it seem strange to anyone that with the means these parents have they wouldn't demand their child to be treated by a top psychiatrist or psychologist w/a doctorate if they really believed their child was molested? Is there some reason you would have to go to this CAC. It seems to me that the parents of the accused don't want their children to be treated by a real doctor. Most people of means don't bother with anything in their area if they live in a rural area. Their clothes come from the best stores in the bigger cities, their furniture might even come from the Pottery Barn and Crate and Barrels of the world. So why would you allow someone who doesn't have a doctorate and accomplished in this field to work with your child?

Anonymous said...

Jason, You took the words right out of my mouth.. Way to go..

Anonymous said...

Yes it will be a day of reckoning for those in power who have decided the outcome just because they can. Isn't that sort of like Professional Wrestling? Professional Wrestling parallels the level of integrity of the little network of "stars" in the LMJC.

2012 will be the year of taking out the TRASH. I wish it were sooner!

Anonymous said...

How much you wanna bet that, at 4:45 today, a friendly judge will issue a gag order on the Echols case.

volfan69 said...

Yesterday's TFP article is on their website. There are four comments. Three of them are nice, but number four seems to "point a finger" at Mr. Anderson.

The clip channel 3 is showing about Mr. Echols is strange. The woman seems to be shouting at him about showing up when her child is at home. I feel her child seeing her act that way is much worse for him/her. Thank goodness she wasn't alone. I don't want to imagine what she would be accusing Mr. Echols of doing. Bobb

Anonymous said...

People get busy with their lives and tend to let things fade away and/or begin to feel less involved in issues as time passes. 2012 is a long time to keep up the energy for righting an injustice. I see it as everyones' best interest to keep being informed and make sure the good people vote out of office these people when the time comes.

KC Sprayberry said...

Anon 9:03 - no bet. I expected it to happen after 5PM Friday, but I guess they didn't want anyone to appeal the order to a higher authority. That's business as usual in these types of cases, as I've discovered while checking out TC and BW's trials. Let any speck of the truth come out beforehand? Why, that smacks of equality in a trial, something the LMJC seems to have walked away from long ago. Bill, love how you distill the whole thing into a few short observations. That's the problem down here. Folks have to sift through a lot of chaff to find the nuggets of information.

Anonymous said...

Am I the only person from Dade County (LMJC territory) reading this blog?

William you are doing a fantastic job and I wish you would send your response to "Buzz's" not guilty verdict diatribe to the Dade County Sentinel. It was a great rebuttal and the people of this county need to see both sides, not just the LMJC side.

Thanks.

Anonymous said...

I look forward to seeing the WRCB story on this. I wonder how NC9 will try and slant it to make Ms. Lamb look like a victim?

Cinderella said...

I do not live in Catoosa, but if I did I wouldn't wait another day before forming a nonprofit group with a mission of taking these creeps out of office. Don't wait, be looking for potential canidates NOW. There are people living outside CC that will write a check today to help with such a movement.

sister said...

You are not the only person in Dade Co. listening!!! I promise. That is where the Brad Wade trial was. And it was the same as TC but he was convicted.

Anonymous said...

I am working with someone in the Chickamauga School system who is hell bent on ending this corruption. Did anyone screen capture comments made by Ms. Bradley concerning Ms. Craft's guilt following her?

Anonymous said...

Did anyone screen capture Ms. Bradley's comments concering Ms. Crafts guilt following her?

volfan69 said...

Even if you aren't a sports nut like me would some of you take the time to read an article on FOX Sports website? It is by Jason Whitlock. The title of the article is "Where is the Outrage?" and it is about a hazing incident in Carmel, Ind. He has a link in his article that gives you more information. It is another case of so-called justice only for those with money. Warning, it is graphic and it will make you angry. Thanks, Bobb

Anonymous said...

If Catoosa County really wanted child molestors off the street, why did they ignore Eddie Bomar for so many years?? Why, when he was the jailer for Catoosa Co. and he molested a 17 year old inmate, did they just let him go, but not prosecute him?? Why, when so many people knew about his activities, did everyone look the other way?? Why when they had a lot of evidence did they let him plea to a 40 year sentence with only 4 years of jail time. Folks he is on the streets of Catoosa Co. right now and his wife has a Facebook page and I have no doubt he trolls on it looking for kids. Maybe if the Sherriff and the DA spent this much effort on real child molestors, we would have a safe town to live in.

Anonymous said...

Phil Summers is a NAZI. He would have followed his Fuhrer to his death. Not only is he a NAZI, he must just be plain stupid on top of it.

If the jury and 97% of other people (who had all of the evidence which the jury wasn't allowed to see) think that the right verdict was reached, yet he still thinks otherwise . . . it's frightening.

PHIL, YOU ARE AN IGNORANT PILE OF DOG FECES AND YOU ARE GOING DOWN BECAUSE YOU ARE TOO STUPID TO ADMIT WHAT HAPPENED TO THIS LADY WAS WRONG. ONCE YOU'RE GONE WHO'S GOING TO PROTECT YOU THUG SON?

Anonymous said...

Jeff Styles summed up the prosecution best by referring to them as "Lenny and Squiggy."

ihatecatoosa said...

I thought Summers & his crew were too busy chasing the faux child molesters to care about the ones that are actually doing it.

ihatecatoosa said...

Phil has been unopposed for the last 3 elections?!

I found this article from a few years ago.http://www.timesfreepress.com/news/2008/may/11/unchallenged-catoosa-sheriff-phil-summers-focusing/

Anonymous said...

According to the logic of Phil, we must put innocent people behind bars to make it safe for rape victims to come forward. Sides, Sandra Lamb had privacy until she stepped forward and identified herself as the mother of one of the alleged sexual assault victims. It's funny no one was worried about the privacy of Mrs. Craft while we learned beyond a reasonable doubt she wears thong underwear.

Anonymous said...

I thought as I drove down Nashville St. this a.m WHAT A FARCE--Amercian Flags lining the street for patriotism when in fact such a blatant disregard for judical law has occurred.

Anonymous said...

I read the article about Summers being unchallanged in the past 3 elections.

Here is quotes from Phil Summers being intervied by Times Free Press

"Q: Your primary role is crime prevention. What is the state of crime in Catoosa County?

A: When originally elected, one of our major focuses was to reduce crime in Catoosa County, and we have been very successful in that. We are actually below the crime ratio we were at in 1990. We have not only reduced crime, but we have held those numbers down consistently.

Q: How have you done that?

A: Community policing programs have been a benefit. We have also had success prosecuting crimes in Catoosa County, because we have learned from experience that repeat offenders are responsible for a lot of crime. We have held a 98 percent conviction rate over the 18 years that I’ve served as sheriff on all crimes that occur in Catoosa County. Not only are we solving those cases, but we are aggressively prosecuting and convicting those individuals and taking them off the street."

We agree with you that you aggressively prosecute and convict but WAKE UP, its innocent citizens. And if you want to lower crime even more, then quit accusing innocent people.

I knew Phil Summers was in this the whole way.

Jennifer said...

To anon @ 11:41

WAIT JUST A DARN SECOND!! I am with you and everyone else that injustice and conspiracy is afoot in Catoosa Co. But those flags are IN MEMORY of fallen veterans and you need to check yourself!!! The courthouse in the center of town just happens to be one of the centralized locations for those flags to be placed for Memorial Day. My grandfather is one of those memorialized by one of the flags(they are put out by tireless volunteers). Shame on you. It's a good thing you were anonymous. You are a bad person.

Anonymous said...

Annon 10:03
You need to look up Goodwin's law on Wikipedia. You are in violation of it. Is the usefulness of this blog over? Comments like 10:03 and nazi's are worrisome.

Anonymous said...

Phil Summers didn't run unopposed 3 times consecutively. The TFP article said he ran unopposed 3 times in his 18 year career. He did, in fact, have an opponent in the election before last by the name of Holcomb.

Anonymous said...

I don't think this blog has outlived its usefulness at all, but there are a select few that continue to talk about "Nazis" and generally rail on CES when there is not a thing anybody here can do about the school system. If they were SO worried about their kids being in the same system with the children of the parents they hate so much, they could always put their kid in Cherokee Ridge Elementary.

Anonymous said...

And, furthermore, I propose that we ignore the disruptive posters and continue with the discussions. We need to hear about Eric Echols, Brad Wade and the rest of the ones railroaded. We NEED to fix this mess in the LMJC!

Cinderella said...

Totally off the subject - here is my list for cast of Tonya Craft The Movie- Please forgive the spelling of names.

Tonya Craft - Kate Hudson
David Craft - Matthew McConaughy
D-Lo - Richard Dryfuss
Gregory - Woody Harellson (he plays crazy villians like no other)
Arnt - Wayne Knight (you may know him as Newman on Seinfield)
House- "Doogie Houser"
Tim Deal - John Goodman
Eric Echols - Shemar Moore from Criminal minds
Sandra Lamb- drum roll please-
Rosanne Barr

Yes, I hope there is a movie and Tonya makes MILLIONS

kbp said...

Anon 9:03,

I doubt if a gag order would alter what Channel 3 will be showing tonight. A gag order would apply to the parties in the case, restricting them from going public AFTER the order has been issued.

Anything pre-recorded is fair game, including the recording of Saundra's actions towards Echols. So a gag order would only alter a LIVE interview, and I'd bet that if Echols is interviewed in Channel 3's upcoming program, it was done before they announced the broadcast would be this evening.

It's possible that Echols may still be live tonight, but I'm confident Channel 3 has Plan B ready if the order came.


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Sheriff Phil Summers:
"Community policing programs have been a benefit.

The volunteers, "Casino Night", people reporting others for spite, reports of any natural 'child-on-child' activities involving curious little children ...to the CAC and LE offices are a result of the mindset that "Community policing" brings about.

Instead of parents of any children involved just working to help their child through some minor episode that could be remedied with a little loving attention and telling the children what shouldn't be allowed, the mindset of "Community policing" pushes the idea to focus on having been or being a 'victim'.

When I think of some mother swatting her child with a belt for touching another in the 'privates', the easiest answer as to WHY she is so harsh is the peer pressure of the "Community policing".

Anonymous said...

Jennifer, the anon poster was saying exactly that it is a disgrace for us to fly those flags in memory of all of the veterans & in turn, our system has abused the very rights those men & women fought for. My grandfather, uncle & several family friends have flags flying in their honor & I can say this, every single one of them are rolling over in their graves at what this community has become. These are people who lived throught the Brown & Stewart eras & would find themselves more disgusted at what is going on. The anon poster did not say anything offensive regarding the people the flags represent, he/she was simply stating that it is contradictory to what we have seen over the last few years. One thing I think we can all agree on is our love of country & that is what angers so many on what has taken place.

Anonymous said...

Can someone help me? I have heard a lot of Phil Summers' son, but I think whatever occured happened when I lived away from here.

Just curious as to what exactly happened.

Cyril said...

If I remember correctly, one of the precipitating events in this whole escapade was that Tonya Craft reported her ex-husband's wife for bathing with and shaving her privates in front of her young daughter. Then, Tonya ended up with sexual abuse accusations made against her by the party that she had reported. Two other parties with questionable motivations made charges against her and the "evidence" to support those charges was, in effect, thrown out of court by a jury.

I AGREE WITH SHERIFF SUMMERS, people are going to hesitate to report suspected child abuse. Why would someone report suspected child abuse when they know that they may be retaliated against with spurious charges and the Sheriff and prosecutors will exercise no judgment or restraint? Why would I trust LMJD to fairly prosecute anything?

Erik said...

Phil's son meets all the req's for a lobotomy.

Name a crime and he has broken it with absolutely zero regard for himself or the people he hurts.

Anonymous said...

@cinderella

Tonya Craft has been through enough, the last thing she needs is to have her story transformed into another Hudson-McConaughy movie. Although, it could be a lot worse (read: Drew Barrymore/Justin Long).

Cinderella said...

Anon 1:41 - You do have a point. Love McConaughy for David though. How about Ashley Judd for Tonya? And I did mess up on the Roseanne Barr - I think that should be Ms. Wilson. Now who is the perfect actress to play the shrill screaming shrew of a Lamb?

ihatecatoosa said...

Cinderella~

How about Kate Gosselin making her film debut as Lamb? Kate is loud & has a voice that sounds like nails on a chalkboard & she's good at hitting, insulting & screaming.

Anonymous said...

Larry Black ran against Phil Summers in a very close race and was expected to beat him the next election. Phil Summers announced that he would not seek a bid for re-election, knowing he would lose. The state of GA increased the pension and benefits for 5 term sherriffs. Mr. Black would have beaten Summers at that election. Summers ran unapposed because Mr. Black was given a job as head of Correction in Catoosa County by you know who. That is the only reason he is still sherriff.

Denise C. said...

Kate look a little like Lamb as well.

Denise C. said...

Does anybody know what the actual needed qualifications for running for the position of sheriff in Catoosa county is?

volfan69 said...

Callie Starnes tweets that Tonya Craft's attorneys have filed a $25 MILLION lawsuit against Tonya's accusers. It will be on Channel 3 tonight. Bobb

PitOwner said...

calliestarnes

@Nosie_Rosie just called to tell me #TonyaCraft's attorneys have filed a $25 million lawsuit against her accusers. More details @ 5/6.

Anonymous said...

anon.12:18,people live in the city for a reason.If they wanted their kids at a school that is half or more trash,they would live in the county.

Buzz said...

Oh folks the mouthpiece has been forgotten!
Donna Mills can play Miriam Boyd. Come On! Remember her, she was Abby Ewing in Knots Landing... totally fits the bill. I know you all will agree with this one.

volfan69 said...

PitOwner, please accpet my apology. We apparently posted at the same time Bobb

Anonymous said...

Larry Black is just as corrupt as Summers. We need someone with integrity. We need someone with a military & police background, not just someone who has had "sheriff aspirations" their whole life.

What we need to do is set up a website where we can keep the political aspect up-to-date. Someone had mentioned in the last comment thread that it is so easy to let things like this go by the wayside, so we need something to keep us going & maybe throw some names out there. With this, we can also keep awareness up, talk about fundraising for good candidates & campaign for good ones. We can put everything on the table & keep everyone in the LMJC informed. Anyone have any suggestions?

Anonymous said...

@ Cyril ...

I recently asked a DFCS worker about filing a report on my ex-husband for things going on in HIS custody during visitation that I feel are inappropriate. The DFCS worker explained to me that he could indeed take a report, however, the case would be opened on ME because I'm the custodial parent and I would be investigated. I listened to him explain to me, TWICE, the rationale behind that process and twice I looked at him as though he were speaking Japanese. I am still appalled at his explanation. Not once did he indicate they would actually investigate my ex-husband.

I still don't understand how investigating, only the person reporting the issue, solves the problem when it takes place in the custody of someone else.

In Tonya's case, I can now (after hearing that explanation) see just how easy it was for a spiteful bitter ex-husband to manipulate the situation to his advantage. Being in a similar situation, I thank God for Tonya and her ordeal because it has opened my eyes and I have learned from it. Needless to say, I will not report anything of concern to DFCS -- I will always go through my attorney. If I am ever instructed to go to the Ft. Oglethorpe CAC, I will insist on going somewhere else with competent professionals and I will insist on seeing their credentials first.

Anonymous said...

Way to go Tonya,you deserve every penny.

Anonymous said...

It seems Tonya dislikes these families as much as we do.You get them girl.You should have all of they're money

PitOwner said...

@volfan69 - Not a problem, I looked real quick at the posts and didn't see it, so I added it then left right away to go back to what I was doing.
Personally, I could see it posted 1,000 times -- and still LOVE IT!

Anonymous said...

Are you talking about the Larry Black on the Ringgold City Council???? I hope not...he is a sorry goon!!!!

volfan69 said...

PitOwner, Callie has a picture now with Melydia reading the lawsuit...53 pages! I'll bet it is great considering her attorneys. Too bad the ADAs and Judge aren't included. Wonder where the suit/case will be tried. Will it be at the same courthouse? Bobb

Anonymous said...

Kevin West has new blog on wgow.com. Excellent!!!

Anonymous said...

Good luck Tonya.We love you.

chattanon said...

http://www.chattanoogan.com/articles/article_176349.asp

Go get'em girl!

Anonymous said...

First let me say and not be misunderstood. Congrats to Tonya for filing a civil lawsuit against her accusers. But let me open the eyes of all the residents of Catoosa County, if that lawsuit includes Catoosa County then we are in for a hard road my fellow county members. Buzzard can say that the 1st trial didn't cost the county anything extra, but this lawsuit if Tonya wins and lord knows I hope she does, will come out of taxpayer pockets. There will be an increase in taxes, more tickets wrote by police officers, any way they can make money to pay this they will. Because its not going to come out of any of those peoples pockets. So be active in the next election. Review who ever is running with a fine tooth comb. And to the nice lady that keeps posting the letter, can you get something together for us to send to our congress people also. They need to have mail also letting them know that we are not going to allow people like this to continue to be responsible for our fates. People of the LMJC flood all these people with mail. Because when you are not happy they know that their job is on the line, they know that they have to do something or not be elected again. Make your elected official work for their money. If you want to see action from someone start messing with that someone's bottom dollar.Call, email, or snail mail these people until they are forced to take action.

Lame said...

Cyril, that's a great point.

Here's an issue with CAC. When an examiner suspects that the have found evidence of molestation, theya are to document the evidence, photographically or vidiographically with a diagnostic-quality camera. They are then to turn that evidence over to an expert (i.e. medical doctor) instead of taking the evidence directly to the police or even social workers. It is a medical doctor who is supposed to make the official determination that abuse has occurred. Someone who posted here several times is a SANE. Back me up here. Does CAC's policy of determining abuse and taking the evidence directly to the police not go against established procedures? Or are the authors of "Guidelines for Medical Care of Children Who May Have Been Sexually Abused” in the Journal of Pediatric and Adolescent Gynecology just blowing hot air?

I hope that one entity Ms Craft is suing is CAC for their role in all of this.

Anonymous said...

Larry Black heads up the Lookout Mountain Drug Task Force and its not the same person as G. Larry Black that is on the Ringgold City Council.

Anonymous said...

As a CC citizen, I am more than willing for the money to come from my tax dollars if she is able to sue the county. The people "we" elected are the ones who put her in that situation & sometimes you have to pay. More than likely it would be set up as a bond & would hit us indirectly & not in a hard way. Also, I honestly do not believe they can write more tickets without hiring more officers, so I will be watching my mirrors & my speed as always. That is all they do in this county. Tickets, tickets, tickets....they remind me of the character from Frosty the Snowman.

Anonymous said...

Catoosa county citizens should have thought about these things before they voted in these crooked people.

volfan69 said...

It looks as if the suit is against everyone except the two ADAs, House, and Franklin. This should get interesting very soon. I wonder if Mr. Anderson and the media will be blamed for the lawsuit.

Anonymous said...

I hope there is someone out there who will remove the children from the Lamb's and Wilson's. Those kids need PROTECTION. What kind of parents would put their children through that? How much longer will Tonya's children be left with that child molesting step mother Joel got hooked up with? Anyone have answers??

Anonymous said...

Amen 4:03!! Although I didn't vote for them, I will take the hit as "we the people". Now let's open our minds & replace these jokers.

I just read the Chattanoogan article & I think she is going after the right people & entities & adding in for the proper training & supervision of the CAC. This is what these types of suits need to be about, not just money. Go get 'em Tonya!!!! I'm willing to pay a little extra in property taxes for you to be compensated. It will never get back the part of you that was lost, but at the very least will make people stop & think before making false allegations. We all love you & pray you win again!!

Random question & thought: I wonder how "Esther" feels about Carey & Scott King?

Anonymous said...

I wonder what Sandra's reaction to this news is? Mr. Anderson do you think they will try and settle out of court now that it's their turn to have to fight their way out of the mud?

Anonymous said...

I hope the Lambs,Wilsons,Mcdonalds & Henkels are feeling the heat.Maybe they could throw in Miriam Boyd for good measure.

Anonymous said...

Cities and counties have liabity insurance.

Anonymous said...

RE the lawsuit, does Tonya Craft have any basis for a suit against the school board for firing her rather than putting her on leave? (that is till after the verdict)

Anonymous said...

Bring them down Tonya,we are all behind you.

Anonymous said...

Also will a copy of the suit be posted online? Here is photo posted by Callie Starnes via Twitter of the document:

http://twitpic.com/1qp074

Lame said...

I think that if a movie of this is to be made, it should have Sandra Lamb played by Kristin Bauer (you may know her as the woman Jerry Seinfeld dated on his show who had "man hands"). M Boyd should be played by Cheri Oteri in the character of Arianna, the indominable Spartan Cheerleader. Len Gregor should be played by John Laraquette in his character Dan Fielding ("Please tell me you're wearing a thong right now.") Chris Arnt should be played by Phillips, the cartoon character from South Park ("Ha Ha Ha, Terrance, I farted during my closing argument!") Buzz Franklin should be played by Ben Stiller in his character from Dodgeball ("Nobody makes me lose a case in my own fixed courthouse. Nobody!"). Laurie Evans should be played by Mike Myers in a drag version of Dr Evil ("I didn't spent four years in medical school to abide by court orders and subpoenas, thank you very much.") Phill Summers should be played by Eric Cartment from South Park ("I am a cop, and YOU WILL RESPECT MY AUTHORITY!") J Henke should be played by Andrew Dice Clay ("Yeah, I was on my way over here and I remembered Tonya was a lesbian, OH!") Holly Kittle should be played by Molly Shannon in her character Mary Catherine Gallagher ("Sometimes, when I'm making a fool of myself on television, I like to put my fingers under my armpits, and then smell them like this.")

Throckmorton P. Gildersleeve said...

HOW SWEET IT IS!

Now, if she can only prevail in federal court, some sort of justice can finally prevail. Wonder how much Mondale money the CAC will be able to use to pay off any judgment? If none, then they are going to need a whole lot more fundraisers w/Elvis impersonators and chorus girls in thongs to pay off their portion of the verdict.

Anonymous said...

Lame you are so funny,love it.

Denise C. said...

ROTFLMAO!!!!!!!! Oh my gosh Lame!!! You have nailed it on the head!!!! Especially John Laraquette as Dan Fielding.

Anonymous said...

I wonder if Sherri Wilson is sweating some of that FAT ASS off.

Kaye said...

Lame, you're killing me! ROFL

Gee, I wonder if the good Sheriff's attorney will tell him to shut his fat trap and stay off of UCTV with his ridiculous BS. Ha!

Anonymous said...

The complaint is available for download at chattanooga.com at the end of the article. It is in pdf format which almost everyone with a computer can view.

Anonymous said...

Mr. McDonald is not named as a defendant? hmmmm....

Anonymous said...

Anonymous 4:40

Thanks, here is the actual link:

Craft complaint

Trish White said...

Go Tonya, get them for all of us who can't sue!!!

Kerwyn said...

Lame,

Every State has slightly different procedures for reporting. To my knowledge, the CAC did indeed have a doctor "sign" off on the sane exam FIVE (yes 5) months after it was done.

The doc NEVER personally examined the alleged victims, but instead just nodded his/her head at the SANE.

In the states where I work, if I make a finding for sexual assault, a pediatrician (with assault training) will come in and VERIFY or not my findings BEFORE signing the SANE paperwork.

The SANE in question was using examination techniques and knowledge that are almost 10 years outdated. Current literature as well as several very well known case studies show that some of the findings she "found" exist in almost 50% of children who have NEVER been sexually assaulted and other of her findings are found in over 65% of children who have never been sexually assaulted....
ie normal findings.

The CAC needs to come into the current world if they are going to be working with abused children. Apparently, they feel that an "occasional" seminar is enough to be top in your field.

Anonymous said...

Oh, what a sight it would be if Echols could personally serve all those defendants.

Anonymous said...

Oh boy!This is sooooo good.I hope the Lambs,Wilsons,Mcdonals & Henkels are feeling the fire of HELL.

Anonymous said...

KerwynTo my knowledge, the CAC did indeed have a doctor "sign" off on the sane exam FIVE (yes 5) months after it was done.

The doc NEVER personally examined the alleged victims, but instead just nodded his/her head at the SANE.

In the states where I work, if I make a finding for sexual assault, a pediatrician (with assault training) will come in and VERIFY or not my findings BEFORE signing the SANE paperwork.


A physician trained in assault didn't examine the children, just signed off? What on earth? How can a lay person truly be able to determine something as this and be admissible in court? Doesn't seem 'kosher' does it?

Anonymous said...

Does everyone now understand why parents in Chickamauga are sick & tired of these people & why we want them to leave.

Anonymous said...

As a high school student we do not want the Wilson girl in Aug. If she starts running her mouth like her mother she will get it.All of us students are tired of this mess.We can only take so much.

Anonymous said...

I just saw Mrs. Lamb on TV. What an embarrassment this woman is to our community and what was that she had on oh no not a halter top dress. It just made me mad to watch the clip can you just imagine the rage this woman put in to mounting this case against Tonya Craft. Tonya you deserve every cent you can possibly get from these people.

Anonymous said...

No wonder Sandra's husband left her.She is nutts.

Anonymous said...

larry black...is not the next best option... check out his history.. at his sons daycare! he is a slime ball

Anonymous said...

Do you think Miriam Boyd is still her buddy.What a psycho!!!!!

Anonymous said...

Miriam is probably mad she was not named so she could get her ugly mug back on TV.

Anonymous said...

Tonya,you are a great women.I hope you get all $25mill.

Anonymous said...

Lenny and Sqiggy...that is perfect! Every time I see their arrogant mug on TV I want to throw something. Too Bad they cannot be included in the lawsuit...we'll settle for disbarment. Go get em Bill!

Anonymous said...

larry black is in cahoots with them.he thinks his dookie dont stink... and you know what Larry...we didnt like you at Gingerbread,,,dont like you now!

Anonymous said...

Did the Echols/Lamb video air as yet? If so, is it online? thx

Anonymous said...

Sherri Wilson,what is your little tiny mind thinking right now?

Anonymous said...

Sandra Lamb is two kinds of crazy.That is the ones you have to watch,you never know what she is capable of.

Anonymous said...

post us your thoughts Chickamauga crapholders.... you little sweeties r done!

Anonymous said...

Ate chicken at Choo Choo BBQ last week. Still too hot.

Anonymous said...

Sandra go north! we dont want you in catoosa county

KC Sprayberry said...

Firstly, the video Eric Echols took of Sandra Lamb was very telling, of her character and his restraint. And I understand she used her son to block him, although Echols didn't name the child. Good for him.
Secondly, I'm thinking that since Echols referred to having JM on tape giving contradictory statements to his testimony in court, JM might be cooperating with TC's lawyers now.
But mostly, I hope Tonya wins this case, especially in changing how CAC works. The money may sound huge but cities and counties carry liability insurance and our taxes pay for it. Like Tri-State, the insurance will pay for any damages. But I hope this case goes in front of a jury because I want to see those people squirm as much as they made her squirm. Yeah, nasty. But I'm human and my husband almost went through what she did. We couldn't have afforded a 1/2 million defense and he would have gone to prison. Tonya's courage in continuing her fight even with her acquittal will mean a lot to people falsely accused in the future.
Great story on Channel 3's part.

Anonymous said...

choo choo bbq is not good.

Anonymous said...

no one wants Sandra around,she needs to move out west.

Kaye said...

Not to mention, if Tonya wins her civil case, it may make it that much easier to get somebody to look at all the other child molestation cases.

*******
Anybody else catch the hint by Melydia that Echols may, too, choose to file civil charges later? That would be another strike against Summers and the DA's office who obviously didn't even bother with investigating before filing charges and arresting him. If they had done so, they would have KNOWN there was a tape and they would have also known that Echols did not threaten anybody. Rumor has it that it was actually McDonald who was threatened with obstruction of justice charges if he didn't agree with the charges.

While I have NO doubt whatsoever that charges against Echol will be dropped, I am not so sure that Echol won't file civil charges eventually.

Lookout Spy said...

Here's a better link:

http://romenews-tribune.com/pages/full_story/push?article-Tonya+Craft+sues+accusers+in+federal+lawsuit%20&id=7606078

Anonymous said...

Mr. Echol SHOULD file.IMO

Anonymous said...

If the civil case goes to court,trust me Miriam will find a camera.I am one of her neighbors & she thinks the world revolves around herself & her horses.

Kaye said...

Kerwyn,

Just read your facebook comment and am completely intrigued with this part, "What most of you do NOT know, is that other good friends of the Lambs also came forward with their children and wild wild stories that even Deal, Arnt, Gregor and House couldn't justify and thus you heard NOTHING about them. Even Gregor and Arnt were not stupid enough to try to hunt those dogs.

One parent actually took pictures of her son's genitals with her cell phone and claimed the young man had done it because of Craft. Now it is incredibly rare to find any molester that crosses genders. So this womans story was so bizarre and out there as to be astonishing. SHE was willing to put her young son through the glory of the CAC just to help Ms. Lamb with her campaign."

This MUST be where Sheriff Summers came up with his version of additional victims. LOL My goodness, it seems that he left out these ridiculous details. Phil, you need to resign, for real. You are not competent (or honest) enough to fulfill your elected term. Please do the citizens a favor and resign. Thank you.

Anonymous said...

Lambs,Wilsons,Henkels & Mcdonalds,may you all go to hell & never return.

Anonymous said...

Kaye,I cannot understand why parents would want to hurt there own kids.These people are so messed up it is beyound crazy.Crazy is not even the right word for these EVIL,EVIL people.

Anonymous said...

If the taxpayers have to pay for the result of this lawsuit, it is NOT Tonyas fault, it is the LMJC fault. They should NOT of had this go to court in the first place. So the LMJC should not try sway the citizens by saying it is gonna cost us money, had they made the right choice in the first place, by not prosecuting her at all, we wouldn't have this lawsuit. Citizens of CC, don't be influenced by Buzz, it is all his fault this lawsuit was brought on, NOT TONYAS.

Anonymous said...

This is yet another good reason why parents in Chickamauga are tired of these people.We do not want these crazy ass,nutt jobs who are missing more than a screw in the head anywhere near our kids.

John said...

First BRAVO to chanel 3... BRAVO to Tonya and Team.
2)To Brad Wade I just read an article channel 3 website seems Judge Graham was on "inactive" status with the state bar. Good chance he could get his case retried or thrown out due to the Tonya Craft lawsuit.


Also after reading the 52pgs it seems like maybe there will be a DOJ investagation. Under count 3 this statement "after a reasonable opportunity for further investgation and discovery". At least I hope

Anonymous said...

Is anyone else as outraged by these people.

Anonymous said...

Did Buzz actually say that it was going to cost taxpayers money because quite frankly Buzz should be keeping his mouth shut right about now.

Somebody already stated that Catoosa County carries liability insurance for these things when they happen so it shouldn't cost the taxpayers much at all. Most municipalities carry this type of insurance.

Kerwyn said...

Kaye,

In Deal and Keith's "notes" the magic ones that appear suddenly in the middle of court, they talk about a woman named Carroll who calls and says (paraphrased) that she "found" a picture of her son's genitals on her cell phone (ALL children use mom's phone to take pics of their privates uh huh) and when she asked him why he said it was because of Ms. Craft. He was taken in and interviewed by ... you guessed it... Long. After the interview, she calls Deal and tells him her son "suddenly" has admitted to more. It got more ridiculous from there......

I don't know how many times I can say this but, molesters as a general rule, like one gender. Those that like little girls, don't like little boys and vice versa.

At that point in reading those detectives notes, it became glaringly obvious to me at least, what was really going on.

All these children, all these parents with the OH my kid suddenly remembers, or the children with the "suddenly remembers" or they themselves who "suddenly remember" went beyond what anyone with two brain cells would believe.

Anonymous said...

What about Judge Kristine Cook Connelly Graham, Sitting on the Bench as an Inactive judge. since 2005-2009 what can we do about this
She is the judge in my son case in 2005, is there anything that can be done. somebody help me with this..

Anonymous said...

Anonymous @ 8:15

You are absolutely correct, municipalities must carry liability insurance. A close friend was the mayor of a small city and was sued, actually more than once and the liability was covered by the city's insurance so he's blowing smoke other than the insurance rates MAY go up but to mislead citizens into thinking they will have their taxes go up is dishonest IMO.

Kerwyn said...

PLEASE go watch the video on WRCB.

Ms. Lamb not only assaults him, calls him a black bastard but prevents him from leaving by having her son pull her car out and block the road. She also stands in front of his car (out in the road) to keep him from leaving.

You can hear the hit too.

Oh Ms. Lamb this is a hate crime under federal law, assault and battery among other things. I sincerely hope Mr. Echols has you arrested, cuffed and stuffed and sues you for everything you have (well that ought to be about 12 cents after Tonya gets done with you)

hixson said...

New reality show --- Crazy Housewives of Catoosa County. The earnings will help pay the Craft Judgement.

Anonymous said...

Any legal minds on here who can answer anon. 8:25's question regarding Judge Graham? Does that make all convictions in cases she presided over would be overturned?

Kaye said...

Wow, Kerwyn, just Wow!

Everybody that I talked that still thought Tonya was guilty (and they were few and far between) openly said that they didn't believe parents would lie and put their kids through this if they didn't believe it was true... guess they were wrong, huh? Wow. still shaking my head.

Anonymous said...

@8:25
Just be calm justice is slow but it will come. Keep throwing your sons' case out there and it will get seen. Hell is on its way to the LMJC.

Kaye said...

As far as Judge Kristina Cook Connely Graham:

http://www.wrcbtv.com/Global/story.asp?S=12534733

According to the membership director of the GA State bar, this is considered simply an administrative error and is in agreement with her attorney. Is that the final word? I don't know.

Kaye said...

But take heart, because the article goes on to state about Judge Graham:

"Brinda Lovvorn, Membership Director for the State Bar of Georgia, agrees it was an oversight, but says "in her opinion it could impact prior verdicts"."

excerpt from WRCB.


Looks like an very, very bad day for business-as-usual in the LMJC.lol

sister said...

Does anyone know if there is a way to pursue this judge Connelly thing. She was my brothers judge and her administrative boo boo might play well for some of the ppl she helped falsely convict. If anyone knows please let me know

Anonymous said...

Wonder if Kristen Bradley is still friends with the so called losers.Even her preacher pulled his kid out of the school because he was so disgusted how she acted towards these families.She will say he pulled them out because he went to teach at a private school.Yes he has but he went looking after Kristen made such an obvious fool out of herself.

John said...

@sister
do you have an atty. working on the case right now?

Anonymous said...

Brinda Lovvorn, Membership Director
for State Bar of Georgia, Agrees it was an oversight, but says "in her opinion it could impact prior verdicts.. So maybe something can Happen..Right.

Anonymous said...

Kristen is just as bad as the people Tonya is going after.

Trish White said...

Wow, this just gets crazier as each day goes by!! I am so thankful that Tonya was able to afford her attorneys, because without them, her case would have been another one railroaded through and then these people would have just continued their crooked ways. They finally bit off more than they could chew and I hope they all choke!

Bill, so many people appreciate all that you are doing to aid in justice for those of us who have up till now, not had a voice.

William L. Anderson said...

Guys, as I asked before, I really don't want to be dealing with Kristen Bradley and Miriam Boyd. Please do not make me have to go to moderating comments.

Anonymous said...

@825 I ment to say 07 not 05 Sorry..@845 I am trying to be calm, but this is sooo hard ..You will never know, and I sure hope you never do..Thanks.

Anonymous said...

Mr.Anderson may I ask why we cannot talk about Miriam or Bradley,they are both big players.

Lame said...

Oh, I almost forgot about a couple of characters in the movie. Kristen Bradley will be played by Cinnamon J. Scudworth, the principal on the show Clone High ("I'm going to turn the school into a theme park for my own amusement.") Either that or we could get Brookann Collier to play her--if you don't know who Brookann Collier is, google her. Sarah Henke will be played by Howard McNear, best known as Floyd the barber ("I give the best shave in Mayberry.") Detective Deal will be played by Lance Kinsey in his role as Lt Proctor from the Police Academy films. Brian House would be played by Fred Gwynne in his character Chamberlain Haller from My Cousin Vinny ("Counsil, that is a very well thought out and intelligent argument. Overrulled.") Sherrie Wilson would be played by, drumroll please...Kirstie Alley ("There's a thin woman inside me...too bad for her, she stood too close to the buffet.")

William L. Anderson said...

The reason is that they are peripheral to the whole thing. The major players are the prosecutors, Arnt and Gregor, Buzz Franklin, Phil Summers, Tim Deal, and the dirty bunch at the CAC.

Now, Sandra Lamb and Joal Henke, who were the ringleaders, certainly don't deserve any protection, either.

However, there also are personal reasons why I don't want people to be going after Ms. Bradley and Ms. Boyd, and I will leave it at that.

ihatecatoosa said...

Phil Summers is named in another federal lawsuit.

Anonymous said...

Mr. Anderson do you know them.I thought you lived up north why would you care. I do not mean to upset you,but in Chickamauga there is a lot of people upset with these two.I am so sorry if i have upset you,I never set out to.I think we are all just raw from all this.

William L. Anderson said...

Actually, I know one of them, and that is a reason. Also, there are other reasons.

Yes, I understand how people feel, and don't forget that I lived on the Georgia side of Lookout Mountain or in the Chattanooga area for 31 years. It is home to me, too, and that is one reason that I have been blogging on this trial and the aftermath. I have family living there, and I am tired of seeing the lives of good people being ruined by prosecutors like Franklin, Arnt, and Gregor.

Anonymous said...

I will say, as an therapist licensed in the state of Georgia and nationally certified, if I practiced as a therapist while unlicensed, the facility in which I work would be required to return Medicare, Medicaid, Insurance, etc funds that were received on my behalf due to my billed times with my patients. I would certainly hope that all the cases she resided over would be looked at carefully and appeals should be filed!

Anonymous said...

presided, sorry! lol

Anonymous said...

@9:27 I promise you I do know I'm going thru it right now. So I know how it feels when it seems noone will listen. And I'm with you in hopes and prayers Thanks

Anonymous said...

I'm sorry but Miriam & Kristen are just as guilty as the other four families.

Anonymous said...

Mr Anderson,I am a student,& I have watched how Mrs.Bradley treats certain kids.She does not treat us all the same.

Anonymous said...

I am a high school student,earlier this year my parents went to a meeting with my sister's teacher & suprise Mrs. Bradley was also there.My sister may be a little slow,but Mrs.Bradley made everything worse.She would not even let the teacher talk.My mother came home in tears,the teacher kept saying how sorry she was.Anyone who wants to say Mrs.Bradley is good for the school,needs to wake up.She is not nice.

Anonymous said...

Bill, it appears that your requests are being ignored by the same poster. Feel free to delete comments so we can focus on what we need to focus on.

Anonymous said...

anon9:47,thank you.May God bless you.

Anonymous said...

anon.10:27,you are a true dumb ass.Everything posted is part of the case.Get your head out of your butt long enough to see the truth.

Anonymous said...

I appreciated..either the second or third post today. The person questioned why such wealthy people would have their (so severely damaged) kids treated by people w/o doctorate degrees, when pretencious people usually choose the best for their children... ex. private schools, the finest neighborhoods, the best clothes..etc. But it looks like they went to Wally World to get a therapist.....go figure...

Anonymous said...

Where is eveyone tonight? No one is posting?

volfan69 said...

Mr. Anderson, do you have any idea where this lawsuit by Tonya will be held? I sure hope it is not before House. Thanks, Bobb

Anonymous said...

Yes,Hello Sandra Lamb is crazy.

Anonymous said...

anon.10:27,whats up? We are trying to protect our kids.

PROTECT.MICHAEL.AND.GABRIEL said...

THIS IS RACKETEERING! If anyone thinks that Brian House got where he is alone they are wrong. He practiced law before the likes of Judge Ralph Van Pelt, who is the Godfather of LMJC, and he learned that his behavior was how it was done. If anything Brian is a foolish pawn that Van Pelt helped get in knowing he could control him. The 4 LMJC judges are the most arrogant & dangerous people in that courtroom - not the criminals. If the judges aren't voted out (2 are up this year!) then once again ignorance and laziness is what keeps them in power. Do the people inside tehse counties not even realize that it could be you next!? While Judge House broke every ethical standard, Judge Cook-Graham was not only reprimanded the same day as the verdict by the Judicial Qualification Commission BUT she has been ineligible to practice law! Judge Van Pelt sits over all of them and he allows Attorney Stagg to be his Election Chairman and Treasurer and then bring an estimated 75% of his cases before him without revealing their very fiduciary relationship. A few hours of pulling cases and you can see the patterns of cases that Atty Stultz and Atty Stagg have heard before Van Pelt - ALL FRIENDS and as far as I am concerned business associates since Stagg collects money and runs the campaign that effects both of their careers! Totally against Judicial Canons! Judge Bowling Woods arrested a mom for putting up a billboard to change ex parte laws AFTER SHE TOOK IT DOWN and he made her pay NOT THE COURT but Laryy Stagg 2000.00...for what??? It is RACKETEERING at its sleeziest because it is in OUR judicial system! TWO ARE UP FOR ELECTION THIS YEAR SO VOTE "NO" TO RETAIN!

Victoria said...

25M is not enough to punish these cretins. They will never face the pain and horror Tonya has certainly been put through, not to mention the trauma to her innocent daughter who lost for the last 2 years the only rational parent she had. The perps will be getting off light, if they even end up at a loss.

I hope Echols piles on some more punishment, at least on Lamb and any others involved in his case.

-I vote for Rob Lowe as the sinister womanizer, Joal Henke.

Dan said...

Most people here on this blog know where I stand on this issue. That Tonya Craft is and was innocent, this case should never have been brought to trial and that the people who lied, cheated and manipulated the system to formulate a conviction should pay with their jobs (at the very least).

Reading the comments here tonight gives me some pause and I need to vent a little bit.

1) I understand the anger and frustration that the good people of North Western Georgia must feel. I also understand the need to act on those feelings. However, I am compelled to point out that in part, the behavior exhibited here to peripheral individuals (like Bradley and Boyd) is exactly the same "witch hunt" dynamic that kick-started the case against Tonya Craft.

2) I hope Tonya Craft is successful in her civil suit (and any other remedy that may be coming along). But I take issue with the statements that seem to think that the people of Catoosa County don't have anything to lose because of liability insurance coverage.

That insurance is funded by the premiums we all pay, the money indeed comes from all of you. If the insurance company pays out, then it will raise rates to cover the loss. In short, it WILL come out of your pockets.

As long as Summers, Frankin, Arnt, Gregor, the CAC, The GreenHouse, etc. are allowed to continue with business as usual, the people of the LMJC will pay either with their freedom, rights or wallets.

Focus your anger and frustration at the system that perpetrated this incredible fraud. Use the tools of democracy to change it for the better. Vote to replace and recall the people in charge, then demand that system (CAC, The GreenHouse, etc.) that supports them are held accountable and either are forced to close their doors or follow the clear and established guidelines, best practices and procedures that were designed to prevent cases like Tonya's from destroying the lives of those accused and the innocence and lives of the accusers.

Anonymous said...

Van Pelt is pure evil.

Anonymous said...

Anon 10:47
I believe this case will be in the US Federal Court in Rome, GA

Anonymous said...

well said, Dan

volfan69 said...

@Anon 11:13
So it being held in Rome is a good thing...Yes? Thanks, Bobb

William L. Anderson said...

The complaint was filed in federal court in Rome, Georgia. Obviously, it will be held before a federal judge and certainly not Brian House.

My sense is that this is going to be a most interesting summer.

Trish White said...

The case was filed in Federal court and that is in Rome, Ga. It will not be held in Catoosa County.

Anonymous said...

Tonya,you deserve every penny.

Anonymous said...

Mrs.Day reads this blog.If enough complain about Bradley,maybe she will listen.We all love Mrs.Day,she is so cute.

Anonymous said...

Interesting article on wrcbtv.com regarding KCCG and her inactive status. States that she was not paying the full amounts to stay active, "an administrative oversight". The difference has been paid, but cases from the years 2005 through 2009 will most likely be re-evaluated...as the very well should be.

Anonymous said...

What kind of court date time line are we looking at? Will all of the defendants have to be present everyday of the court case? Will they all be represented separately by several different attorneys? Can someone expound on how a case like this might would play out. Is it possible that channel 3 would be able to have a camera in the court room? Will this have to go before a grand jury?

Anonymous said...

Mr.Anderson,I am sorry but just because Kristen Bradley was one of your students does not excuse her from her actions,she has been buddy buddy with the people named in the civil suit.When is it enough?As parents we are tired of our kids not getting special treatment.Also no other child would ever be treated the way Sandra Lambs daughter has been. How is that fair?I guess you would have to ask Kristen that question.

Anonymous said...

My kids never got any special attention,I guess since they never yelled RAPE,they don't get shit from Bradley.We are not in the so called COOOOOOL GROUP.

Cyril said...

Anon 2:53 (or 43, lots of comments ago)...

I called in a report on a man who was grossly inappropriate with one of his son's friends. Incidentally, I'm a "mandated reporter" and I almost always talk to the person that I am reporting beforehand and often make the report with the person present. Anyway, I was told that they were going to open up an investigation into the victim's parents. I thought they must have misunderstood and tried explaining. Twilight Zone moment: They tell me that is the way it works in GA, the first case that they open if someone abuses your child is against you, for improper supervision. This will radically effect my thinking before I report again.

Anonymous said...

After reading the comments here and personally knowing all the players in this debacle, a line from a Reba song keeps popping into my head:

"You might a been raised just plain white trash, but Fancy is your name."

Sandra...your tube topped rant. ie. Echols tape

Sherry...your inability to feel shameful at any public event.
ie. CES Fastest Human Races

Miriam...your camera hogging.
ie. Stare leaving the courtroom

Please just grow up and admit to yourself that you have been exposed. Do what adults do....come clean and apologize.

kbp said...

"Sister" and others asking about Judge Graham,

I'm far from being an expert, but knowing Georgia has Magistrates, I would not get my hopes up too much.

In all states I've read about that had Magistrates, including Georgia I'm fairly certain, they do not have to be members of the bar to render their verdicts or sentences. I'm not sure where they draw the line that limits a Magistrate, but I sense that a judge with an "inactive" license could do as much or more than a Magistrate.

You'll need to find an attorney to determine where that line is, or maybe ask the reporters to ask attorneys for you.

Anonymous said...

Yes we have magistrate judges, but they don't preside over felony cases, so I would think all of her cases during this time, at least the felonies would be up for review.

Anonymous said...

I think the actors listed are great, but I can say Tonya wants George Clooney to play Doc. :) I think this is a better quality story than "Lifetime" (or "how to kill your husband TV" as my hubby says haha!) If Erin Brokovich (sp) was a major motion picture, this can be too.

I'm so proud of Tonya - I don't think that she gives a rip about the money. She wants to save the children.

Anonymous said...

Leave the veterans out of this. Iknow exactly what the veterans would have done. No rolling over in graves. Back in the day, Tonya Craft would have been tarred and feathered and "run out on a rail" in the '60's. I miss my friend JD, things went alot smoother back them. (Veteran Mike)

William L. Anderson said...

And why would anyone have tarred and feathered Ms. Craft? Are you claiming she is guilty? If so, why don't you have the guts to give your name rather than post anonymously?

Trish White said...

Anon. 6:22, the veterans I know have fought and died, for our rights and freedoms. You sir, do a disgrace to all servicemen. One of those rights is the right to a fair trial. There was nothing fair about this whole case from the start to the finish, except that there was a jury of 12 intelligent people who saw the truth. Just exactly why do you think she should have been tarred and feathered?

Kathy R said...

Anon 5:31 Well evidently in your day the law was even more messed up than it is now. JD Stewart was a thug and a LAWLESS sheriff, not slander just well known fact. There are too many lawless people doing as they please and it needs to stop. When a judge sets on a bench and is blatantly biased as in this case, When the prosecutor's office disregards expert testimony in favor of an E.R. Dr. and a Nurse with an Associates Degree, When a Detective allegedly doctor's documents and employees of the CAC keep asking ? until they get the answer they want, GUESS WHAT..none of us are safe from a malicious prosecution, that means you. I can guarantee if you were accused of the same crimes and were innocent of them as Tonya Craft is and you didn't have the money for a decent defense you would go to prison. You need to think about that instead of wishing a deceased sheriff were still in office. From the way it sounds if he were still alive you would be safe from prosecution even if you were guilty and that my friend is what needs to stop. You see the rights we are all guaranteed, such as the right to a fair trail, innocent until proven guilty...that is why MY grandfather fought for this country! I say we take it back for me and for you.

Anonymous said...

"the behavior exhibited here to peripheral individuals (like Bradley and Boyd) is exactly the same "witch hunt" dynamic that kick-started the case against Tonya Craft. "

"However, there also are personal reasons why I don't want people to be going after Ms. Bradley and Ms. Boyd, and I will leave it at that."

The first quote by Dan...I have to disagree! They don't compare in the least and are certainly not "exactly the same"! Bottom line: the witch hunt was based on lies and deceit.
Mr. Anderson, I've been with you 100%, until this comment you made so mysteriously about having "personal reasons" for leaving out Boyd and Bradley. If they are guilty players in this "witch hunt", then they need to be held accountable as well-if only by being called out and named in a blog. You don't get to pick and choose who has to answer for their actions and who does not. Isn't that bias what you are against?! Maybe you have a good reason, but "personal reasons" and "I'll leave it at that" doesn't sound fair to me!

Lame said...

Speaking of veterans and rights to do things, I thought I'd share with y'all a story from when I visited Normandy, France in 2001.

There is a beach near Bayeux that on June 6, 1944, and shall ever-after be known as Omaha Beach. Whilst strolling the beach with some other people who contracted to take a local tour, we witnessed several houses built along the bluffs, sand castles built on the strand, families enjoying free time on the ocean's edge, and children wading and swimming in the surf.

One member of said tour group commented aloud, "This is hallowed ground. People fought and died here. They shouldn't allow people to do this."

For a moment I was inclined to agree, for this is indeed hallowed ground, no different from Gettysburg, Manassas or Yorktown. But, after thinking the matter over for a second I realized that, yes, this is hallowed ground, but that should not preclude these goings-on.

Fighting back the emotion similar to that of a person who had just found God's forgiveness and accepted salvation, I managed to respond, "You're wrong. These people should be allowed to do all of this that they are doing, and more. After all, it was for their right to be able to do this that those men fought and died. Look at those children playing over there. They can play here because a group of Americans gave their lives. They died for freedom, and that is what these people are enjoying."

Memorial Day is next week. When you go to the store and buy some food, remember that it is because of those men and women who gave their lives that you don't have to stand in line for 48 hours just to buy a half-pound of cheeese. When you drop your kids off at school, remember that it is because of those men and women who never came home that your kids will receive an education designed to build them into responsible citizens and not indoctrinating them to blindly follow some Fuhrer. When you wake up that day, remember that it is because they gave up all of their tomorrows that we have the right to do whatever we want today.

It is said that we never truly appreciate freedom until it is taken away. Out of all of us, people like Tonya Craft most know and appreciate freedom. If you see a veteran this Memorial Day, thank them. If you see Tonya Craft, tell her, "Never forget that it is because of those men and women who died that you were tried by a system that, while corrupted, is still the best on the planet." If she is the kind of person we believe her to be, she will not be wearing yellow this coming Monday. She will be wearing Red, White, and Blue, because she truly does appreciate their sacfifice.

Anonymous said...

Omg 5:31! You are obviously trying to rile people up. JD? Really? The ONLY thing I ever will agree with JD doing is taking kids to their parents for punishment for just being kids. Other than that, I have nothing! He was crooked & made himself a name all the way up into a podunk area in Canada. The reasons were not good either. He was rogue & ridiculous. If you are a veteran, you truly can not believe what you said. If you do, then I am going to say something I normally wouldn't do & call you an idiot! Heavens to mergatroid.

Johnny said...

phil summers hasn't figured out the cost of the investigation yet but the County Manage already has his numbers on the cost to the county. Strange!! And he's going to help prepare a vigorous defense. But yet he says “The county didn’t bear a lot of expense,” Summers said. “We didn’t have a very lengthy investigation. We moved on with things very quickly.” So I'm thinking, if had of investigated just a little more would we even be discussing his defense? Can't believe he acutally was quoted in the catoosa paper with the above quote. No "lengthy investigation" yet you want to send someone to jail for a "lengthy" incarceration. REALLY? REALLY?