What if a picture of Tonya Craft that was anywhere CLOSE to that had been in the prosecutors' hands? Does anyone think they would not have waved it in front of the jury? The stench of hypocrisy of the CAC and the LMJD can be smelled all the way up to my mountain home in Maryland.
I originally had limited this story to my previous post, but the more I think about the "Viva Las Vegas Casino Night fundraiser" for the Children's Advocacy Center (and co-sponsored by the Lookout Mountain Judicial District) is so reprehensible that it deserves a special look. If anyone needs more proof that the principals in both the CAC and the LMJD believe that they are hammers and everyone else is a nail, this "party," timed to coincide with the Tonya Craft trial, is proof.
For those just becoming familiar with this outrage, let me first remind you of some of the reasons that prosecutors Len Gregor and Chris Arnt (and, face it, Judge Brian House) are using to try to convince the jury that Tonya Craft molests children:
- She has gone to Las Vegas;
- She allegedly has worn a thong (although the prosecutor only could allege it and never proved in court);
- She drank alcohol at her wedding.
Lookout Mountain Judical Circuit and Children's Advocacy Center will host Casino Night, Viva Las Vegas on Friday (May 14) at 7 p.m. at Willow Tree Farm located on Post Oak Road in Ringgold.Yes, showgirls wear thongs. There will be drinking of alcohol (and most likely the bartenders will create the very kind of vodka drink that prosecutors pointed out is "proof" that Ms. Craft sexually molests children). Furthermore, two things that are highly correlated with child abuse and neglect are alcoholism and habitual gambling, both of which are intertwined with the "Las Vegas experience."
There will be professional dealers, showgirls and Elvis. Games will include poker, roulette, craps, blackjack and Texas holdem tables.
Music will be provided by the Collins Brother Band.
Admission is $25 and includes food, fun money and entertainment. Drinks will be sold separately.
Casino Night is for adults 21 and up. (Emphasis mine)
So, here we have it. After weeks of being told that Tonya Craft is "immoral" (and, by association, a child molester) because of the things listed above, the very people who have made those claims are hosting a party which will celebrate all of the same things for which they condemn Ms. Craft. This is not an accident, people, nor an embarrassing coincidence. This party was planned at the same time that the prosecution -- working hand-in-hand with Brian House and the CAC -- was planning to smear Ms. Craft.
No, they are sending all of you a message: They will do what they darn well please, and the rest of you had better watch out. If anything, this demonstrates the utter contempt in which men like House, Arnt, Gregor, and every judge and prosecutor in the LMJD hold for regular, decent people who live in that district.
By the way, does anyone doubt that had Tonya Craft attended a party like this, that Len Gregor would not have thrown it into her face during his faux cross-examination? Yet, no one at the LMJD sees the irony here? Why am I not surprised?
It is not enough that the players of the CAC and the LMJD worked together to destroy a family financially and literally to steal a woman's children from her, and then tell those children over and over again that their mother abused them when all of them know they are lying. No, they have to engage in behavior that is geared to let everyone else know that they play by no rules, no laws but their own.
Furthermore, as Dr. Nancy Aldridge, Dr. Ann Hazzard, Dr. Nancy Fajman, and Dr. William Bernet told the jury, the methods with which the CAC "interviewers" examined the three children in this case were "sloppy," "misleading," and utterly devoid of the techniques that are supposed to be used in cases like this. What was the response of the representatives of the LMJD? That these experts were "lying," and that they lied for money.
So, not only do the CAC and the LMJD engage in hypocritical conduct in order to raise money, they also insist that people contribute to an organization which has incompetent, dishonest, and poorly-trained associates so that these people can go forth and engage in more false accusations against innocent people. So, if you believe that there are not enough innocent people in prison, if you believe that the rules don't apply to you, then by all means go to the party. You can meet the "heroic" Len Gregor, Brian House, and Chris Arnt. Wear a thong. Drink vodka. Do the excess to your heart's content because you can bet that these people won't be targeting you.
As we move into the fifth week of this sham of a trial, perhaps it is fitting that the end of these sorry events be celebrated with a fundraiser to honor the very people who have made this sorry spectacle possible. People who have their hearts set on doing evil might as well go all the way.