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.Oh, but there is more, as there is a motorcycle "rally" to benefit the CAC. Now, this is most, most interesting. There will be public drinking and "showgirls," and all of the things that in his "cross" on Friday Len "The Man-Misogynist-Racist" Gregor supposedly hinted were immoral. AFTER ALL, PROSTITUTION IS LEGAL IN MUCH OF NEVADA, HOME OF LAS VEGAS!
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.
Given that alcohol abuse and habitual gambling are two huge sources of child abuse and neglect, it seems quite odd to me that the CAC is celebrating two of the very things that destroy families and hurt children. Of course, I suppose that false and misleading testimony by CAC "investigators" also destroys families and hurts children, but, hey, it's a living!
Why do I suspect that a lot of people who took part with the prosecution in this sham trial are planning to attend this "gala" event? Furthermore, they ADVERTISED IT WHILE THE TRIAL STILL IS GOING ON.
Unbelievable. You really cannot make up this stuff!
Much is being made of the possible strategies the prosecution has in store for the rebuttal arguments to be made Monday. As one who is familiar with how prosecutors often suborn perjured testimony, I believe that it is highly-likely that we will see one or even both of the following by Facebook and The Man-Racist-Misogynist:
- The prosecution will bring out a "witness" who will claim that Tonya Craft is a lesbian. Indeed, they hinted to this earlier, and a key staff member of the local chapter of the Fellowship of Christian Athletes, Julie Watson, had written such on a number of Facebook posts, which she later took down;
- Arnt and Gregor will attempt a "jumping on the bus" strategy in which one or two women will testify in court that Tonya Craft "confessed" to everything the prosecution alleges when Ms. Craft was confined overnight in a holding cell after her first arrest. (Ms. Craft shared the cell with two women, and I believe there is a good chance one or both of them will take the stand on Monday.
(When I called the local FCA director Jay Fowler about this situation, he angrily told me that whatever Watson did had nothing to do with FCA -- a true statement, I admit, as gossip has nothing to do with the Gospel of Jesus Christ. However, he said it in a tone of not caring about what she did, and then he hung up. He refused to answer an email I sent to him later.)
Nonetheless, according to Watson, the prosecutors were going to bring in someone who would claim that she owned first-hand knowledge of lesbian activities by Ms. Craft. Now, not knowing Tonya Craft, I am in no position to comment on such matters, although both Ms. Craft and the woman with whom she allegedly was involved both have said they did NOT have a same-sex relationship.
Of course, even if they were so involved, it has no bearing at all on the facts of the case at hand. However, Arnt and Gregor are attempting to appeal to any homophobic fears that jurors might have, and also continue to engage in character assassination of the defendant and her supporters, all with the express approval of "Judge" Brian "House of Horrors."
A more serious attempt to pin guilt upon Ms. Craft, however, would come from a "jumping on the bus" strategy, and investigative reporter Bill Moushey, formerly of the Pittsburgh Post-Gazette, explains in an article on how prosecutors suborn perjury in federal cases:
In Florida, prisoners call the scam "jumping on the bus," and it is as tantalizing as it is perverse. Inmates in federal prisons barter or buy information that only an insider to a crime could know — often from informants with access to confidential federal crime files.State prosecutors often do the same, and if one or both of these "cellmates" take the stand, you can bet that they will have been given a detailed script that they will have tried to memorize. In fact, it will be amazing as these women "recount" detail after detail of an event that allegedly happened two years ago.
The prisoners memorize it and get others to do the same. Then, to win sentence reductions, they testify about crimes that might have been committed while they were in prison, by people they’ve never met, in places they’ve never been. The scam succeeds only because of the tacit approval of federal law enforcement officers.
Now, such a move would be illegal according to the rules of evidence, but House already has demonstrated that he is not going to obey the law. Should he permit such a thing, it would legally require a mistrial, but, again, the Rule of Law seems not to exist in the LMJD.
This would be what lawyers call "sandbagging," and they like to remind me that rebuttal does not produce the "Perry Mason Moment." Nonetheless, as I have said before, this trial has not exactly been a paragon of the Majesty of the Law.
You can bet that should either one of these actions be taken Monday, Arnt and Gregor will have committed the felony of suborning perjury, and if House allows it, he will have committed an error that will require a mistrial. Now, neither Arnt nor Gregor will be indicted for felonies, as prosecutors look out for one another and, after all, Arnt and Gregor already have been called "heroes" in the local media and Arnt has won the J. Roger Thompson Award from the Prosecuting Attorneys' Council of Georgia.
(Yes, the Council declared that Arnt:
possesses the character traits of the type of prosecutor we want to have in this state [and is] a prosecutor dedicated to fairness and has a strong adherence to professionalism, ethics, and moral obligations. He is the type of prosecutor we should all try to emulate.It is nice to see that even Georgia prosecutors have a sense of humor, as I imagine that the other prosecutors in this state, after seeing Arnt in action, are proud that one of theirs can break the State Bar rules with the best of them. "Truth, ethics? We don't need no stinkin' truth. We don't need no stinkin' ethics.")
Nonetheless, either strategy would be utterly dishonorable (and I don't think that House, Arnt, and Gregor are worried about "honor" now -- they just want to "win"), and illegal if what the witnesses are saying is untrue. Yes, I am making serious allegations against three men who have a sworn duty to keep the law and not to suborn perjury or even put up with it.
Yet, because they have chosen to pursue the strategy we have seen these past few weeks, and because all three men represent the reprehensible "win at all costs" view that now pervades the ranks of prosecutors (and, face it, House is part of "the team"), I believe that the only way to get to the truth is to expose the lies.
Perhaps the prosecutors will follow neither strategy on Monday. That would be fine with me. But, if we see either of what I have predicted could happen, you will have an idea of the origins of their actions.