Tuesday, June 8, 2010

The Children's Advocacy Center and Brad Wade

[Update, June 8, 2010, 5:45 PM]: Yes, it is true. The four judges of the LMJC have recused themselves from the Eric Echols case. Why? Gee, I can think of a few thousand reasons, but this really should send a message to Buzz Franklin: Drop the charges NOW!

I will make another point that needs to be made. The ONLY way that the prosecution can present a criminal case in court is to suborn perjury. There is no other way to get it done, and I will say up front that whoever is the ADA bringing the case (and Chris Arnt and Len Gregor no longer want to be associated with this ugly baby they brought into the world), he needs to get rid of it. Should he actually bring it to trial and suborn perjury, I can guarantee that he will have to answer to a complaint that will be turned into the Georgia State Bar.

This case already has badly damaged or perhaps ruined the legal careers of Arnt and Gregor and has made the LMJC a legal laughingstock. No use to engage in complete scorched earth policy, folks. The sooner people in this district put the Tonya Craft case behind them, the better off they will be, and the first step is to drop the charges against Mr. Echols.

[End Update]

Long before the representatives of the Children's Advocacy Center tried to frame Tonya Craft, they managed to do the same with Brad Wade. Unfortunately, the frame worked, and Stacy Long was successful in convincing a jury that Mr. Wade was a child molester, and he is serving time in prison for something that clearly he did not do.

First, if you want to understand firsthand what happened to Mr. Wade, please read the blog that his sister, Angie Granger, has created. Ms. Granger is a real saint, a very lovely person whom I have had the honor of getting to know throughout Tonya Craft's trial and the aftermath. Would be that every man had a sister like this.

Second, the evidence against Mr. Wade was every bit as specious and contradictory as the evidence against Ms. Craft, but the difference was that Ms. Craft had good counsel. The more I read about Mr. Wade's trial, the more I realize just what a difference a good attorney really makes, especially if the client is innocent.

In Mr. Wade's case, we see the information being put together, but it is being put together for an appeal of the conviction, not while the original trial is taking place. For this phase, Mr. Wade's defense has the services of Amy H. Morton, who is well-credentialed in her field and who is utterly critical of Long's interviewing techniques, which are dishonest and manipulative.

Ms. Morton's affidavit notes that children are especially susceptible to biased interviewing techniques, and she goes through a very detailed explanation of why it is important that interviews with children be done according to certain protocols and procedures. As one can surmise, these protocols and procedures completely were missing from what Long and others and the CAC have done.

I must admit that does not surprise me. In my own conversations with CAC people, I get the sense that these people believe that because they "help children," anyone who would question their methods is the Very Spawn of Satan. Their arrogance knows no bounds, and in a recent conversation I had with someone from the CAC, that person even insinuated that Dr. Nancy Aldridge, one of the most respected authorities in the country on interviewing children suspected of being sexually abused, is nothing but a cheap liar. Even though no one at the CAC keeps abreast of the academic and professional literature pertaining to their live of work, nonetheless they have the view of themselves that they are above the fray, and that to question anything they do is to question God Himself.

As I read through Ms. Morton's affidavit, I am struck that she gets it. Here is someone who understands interviewing techniques, and demonstrates that understanding. Thus, her criticism needs to be taken seriously.

In her criticism of Long's interview with one of the accusers, Ms. Morton writes that the interview with one of the children is:
...is riddled with errors and improper technique and represents a missed opportunity to discover whether or not (child's) allegations were influenced by anything other than his own experience. As a result, the reliability of (child's) statements may have been negatively impacted by improper forensic technique.
As an academic, I can say that while the layperson might look on this as ambivalent, in reality, this is very harsh language. (We are not permitted to say something like, "Whoever interviewed this kid is a total idiot, and should be cleaning toilets instead of engaging in forensic interviews." People like Ms. Morton might LIKE to be able to say something like that, but court documents do not permit such strongly-worded statements.)

Ms. Morton points out that the interviews were biased from the start, and that Long engaged in "leading questions," along with "repeated questioning" and a "confirmatory bias," which is a bias in which the interviewer has pre-conceived outcomes. Furthermore, Long failed to deal with "coaching" and "third-party influence."

Moreover, Ms. Morton found evidence that the actions of the accusing children did not square with what they were alleging in their interviews with Long, all of which Ms. Morton writes "makes reliability a significant concern in this case." This is the professional's way of declaring that there were red flags all over the place.

Of course, Long is not a serious interviewer. The entire process was done to offer Wade up to the prosecution, and Len Gregor (who prosecuted this case) and "judge" Kristina Cook Graham were all too happy to be part of the railroad.

What happened? An innocent man was sentenced to prison while the real criminals at the CAC and the LMJC are free. If the Tonya Craft case made your blood boil, well let us just say that the Brad Wade case will turn your blood white hot.

84 comments:

Anonymous said...

Mr. Anderson, I think you are doing a wonderful job documenting what is going on in Northern Georgia. I got interested in the case after seeing reports of the Tonya Craft acquittal and started doing a lot of research on the Internet. I have been reading this blog religiously. I have no doubt they were trying to railroad Tonya Craft.

I have one question after seeing this blog. Can Ms. Morton's report be used in Tonya Craft's civil lawsuit to show they knew they were using bad interviewing practices? I was thinking that if there is proof that a manufacturer knew there was a problem and didn't fix it the liability is even greater. Of course, in the CAC's eyes there wasn't a problem, but in reality there was.

kbp said...

We have bits and pieces only at this point, but knowing with certainty what they tried to do in Tonya's case, I have little doubt they did it in Brad's case.

I wish him the best of luck in this problem.

kbp said...

Anon,

What you describe there, the pattern in multiple cases, is actually one of the factors required to get past that immunity many named in the civil case hold in their professions. Of course there are other ways to get around that immunity also.

Anonymous said...

I can tell you there is yet another trick they use.
1st they present this "Greenhouse" to they jury as some sore of special "safe" environment.
Then in court they will NOT let the jury see the actual video done with the kids, citing some comments that might invade someone's rights other than the accused.
Then this leaves ONLY the interviewer to testify in court as to what was said. With this the jury REALLY gets to only what the prosecution wants the jury to hear.
the more I hear about this, the more I think these places are not safe at all, when parental influence is involved.

Trish White said...

Another good post, keep after them!!

KC Sprayberry said...

The pattern of abuse over a long term is slowly emerging. But the authorities aren't slowing their arrests of people for these crimes. Not certain of the details behind those arrests but Walker County proudly announced in their twice monthly jail report in the local paper that they had picked up two more 'child molesters'. Too bad no one in this area thinks of anything but a badly constructed frame anymore. A little voice in the back of my head keeps asking 'but what if those really are child molesters? How will we ever prove it?'

Anonymous said...

tplas says:

I'm assuming Wade went to trial, let me apologize for not being as familiar with his case. I plan to read more about his case today.... It would be very interesting to hear from someone that served on the jury for his case. I wonder if any of them now question their decision. After the Craft trial, I would think those jurors would not be able to sleep at night.

Anonymous said...

a little off the subject of todays blog, however, as a parent of a sexually abused child, I can't even fathom the thought of having my child examined just to frame someone. The parents of these children are SICK people, and to be honest, those children do not stand a chance in life, because we learn what we live and if there parents are teaching their children to lie to that extent, there is something REALLY wrong with these adults.

GC

Anonymous said...

It troubles me too that it will likely be more difficult to establish the truth. But I think a hint to what the "truth" looks like, lies within the previous article, written by Dr. Anderson. Example: Suzi Thorne was prying and proding to get Tonya's daughter to say anything negative about her mother. The child was obviously confused as to why her mother was even in trouble with the police. She couldn't seem to wrap her brain around what her mother had done wrong, except that her dad told her that her mother had lied or something... But when Suzi mentioned the other child involved, the flood gates opened. Lots of unprompted detail. Lots of emotion. NO MANIPULATION from Suzi. So now we can clearly see a child's ability to freely tell the truth, while struggling to resist telling a forced lie. In Tonya's case, these interviews with the children, expose the truth clearly. I think when a child has really been abused by an adult, the signs are evident to a REAL PROFESSIONAL. The problem is, the county relied on people masquerading as professionals.

Kerwyn said...

To give an example of just how far the CAC will go, within 6 to 7 momths of "counseling" the child mentioned in the previous blog was claiming not only had her mother abused her, but her grandmother had watched, helped and abused her while her mother watched. This was in Laurie Evans "treatment" notes. Now since Evans doesn't believe in correctly documenting her sessions, we have only her "summaries from memory".

This is the CAC and Greenhouse... When you don't have the facts, make them up and interrogate/mentally abuse the children until they tell you what you want to hear

justiceseeker51 said...

Amen to you 9:10.

Anonymous said...

KC, 8;05 I can guarantee you, if someone has been abused they can sit down and tell you what happen to them, They do not need CAC to sit and drill them over and over, and their story is the same. when you are telling the truth you don't have to be coach there are sign's, something like that is a experience you can't forget. We all want our children to be safe. I have Children and grandchildren I do not want anyone hurting them in any way or any child. but I think I would want to make sure they were molested before I would send a innocent person to Prison for the rest of their life.

Anonymous said...

MR ANDERSON. THANK YOU SO VERY MUCH
FOR YOUR INTEREST IN MY SON CASE, I FEEL SO BLESSED TO HAVE YOU IN ON IT. I THANK YOU FROM THE BOTTOM OF MY HEART.GOD BLESS YOU..BRAD WADE"S MOM.

grits said...

Looks like mediation failed, which is not a surprise to anyone. Back to court June 14 on the visitation rights - until permanent custody can be decided, again.
http://www.wrcbtv.com/Global/story.asp?S=12597625

Mary Jane said...

grits,

Thank you for the updates.

Of course it failed. Mediation would work only if both sides are reasonable people despite differences in opinions.

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Anonymous said...

I would like to add a little more to yesterday's brief discussion about the CCSD ongoing ethical quandry involving the deputy who hit the running suspect. The major released the tape because he had issues with the deputy & was subsequently fired. His ex-wife married the deputy. That deputy is now a DETECTIVE! That's right-in the same arena a DIRTY DEAL! Go figure.

Anonymous said...

Has anyone forgotten Tim dirty deals statement that Tonya turned purple when he told her she was being charged with multiple counts of child molestation? Apparently in the lmjc that is a sign of guilt??? Really? What in the hell is that about. I probably wouldve passed out. If Brad wade turned any shade of violet or purple then we should assume hes guilty also....lmao...how embarassing for north georgia!!

Anonymous said...

obviously real investigative work in LMJC is nonexistent Or Sarah Henke a.k.a. Kojack would be on trial or under investigation. My best friend pulled her son from a team that joel henke coached because he openly groped kojack henke in front of the kids. He is a pervert and that is why kojack henke will go to any length to please her man including shaving herself to look like a little girl!!

Kathy R said...

God Bless you Brad's mother. I am praying for you, your son and your entire family. WOW Dr. Anderson lots to think about or rather be sick about. Thank You for the "Sunshine" on the LMJD

Anonymous said...

Mr. Anderson would it be beneficial to get a petiton signed by the citizens of north georgia requesting an investigation into the ethic and civil violations that have been committed here by the lmjc. If so I would be willing to do some footwork. As I believe I could get plenty of signatures at least enough to garner some attention from the powers that be. Also to whom would I send the signed petitions to? Thank you for your response.

Anonymous said...

Everyone,

I just read an article in last week's Washington Post about a man accused of child molestation by a 12 year old girl. He was acquitted in 10 minutes, the prosecution's case was that weak, and yet, his life is still over.

http://www.washingtonpost.com/wp-dyn/content/article/2010/05/27/AR2010052703259.html

kbp said...

Anon 11:14,

The "investigation" regarding "Kojak Henke", if I recall correctly, was a report in Georgia that had to be conducted by authorities in TN.

It's my guess that if Tonya knew then what she knows now, she'd have pressed that issue harder, if she felt doing such would not interfere with the well being of her daughter. In hindsight, it certainly might have at least limited what her daughter has experienced.


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Anon 1:41,

You could certainly write a letter on the matter, make copies and ask friends to each sign a copy to be mailed in to both the Governor and the Attorney General. I'd carbon copy them to the media and the political opponets.

volfan69 said...

So, all 4 LMJC judges have recused themselves from the trial of Eric Echols. What does that mean now? Thanks to anyone that can offer an explanation. Bobb

volfan69 said...

Apologies to all. I meant to add that the info came from Melydia Clewell. Bobb

kbp said...

"all 4 LMJC judges have recused themselves"

LOL!!!!!!!!!!

...and I'd guess all did so without providing any explanations for their action!

volfan69 said...

kbp, so what now? Do you have any idea? Bobb

Trish White said...

It means a judge from another district will have to be brought in to hear the case or the case itself will have to be moved to another jurisdiction. Quite frankly, the DA just needs to drop it, but since they are so arrogant, doubtful they will.

Anonymous said...

The 4 judges are like the 7 parents.They stir up the pot & when it starts boling & the heat is on they blaim everyone but themselves.Then they run away with their tails between their legs.And for some crazy reason they don't undrestand why anyone is angry with them.

battyteacher said...

what about the prosecutors? does this mean prosecutors from another jurisdiction will be retained, or will it have to be buzz and his buds? how about the other adas in catoosa county who were not involved with tonya's case?

Anonymous said...

Will someone help me better understand the "Quad Quack's" recusal process. If they allowed the charges to be brought against Mr. Echols...in their own district...what reason is there for recusal??

Karen

KDaw said...

It seems the reason for recusal is personal. They are running scared. With national attention for Craft's case they are terrified of more bad press. After all there are elections coming up. For the first time in years I hope some don't run unopposed again.

Anonymous said...

This quote is taken directly from the LMJC
"News

Stupid Meeting In Catoosa County!!!

3:00 p.m. Wednesday in the Grand Jury Room BRING CANDY!!!!"
I have no idea what this means. But perhaps has something to do with the four judges. Their motto is "Wisdom, Justice and Moderation" but it seems all that is in Moderation is their Wisdom and Justice.

Anonymous said...

KDaw: Therefore, it is legal to recuse yourself based on personal reasons? Seems they should be held accountable and assume responsibility for these charges (BOGUS) of course. My knowledge of the legal system is minimal at best. Thanks

Karen

Mary Jane said...

My Guess. All the four judges know that these charges against Mr. Echols are bogus, but they can't not cooperate with the prosecution like House did in Tonya Craft Case, because not cooperating would be like betraying their best friend!

So, the best thing to do is to have nothing to do with the case!

KDaw said...

Karen
I don't know if it is legal or not. I know Judges often will recuse themselves if the know any of the parties involved on a personal basis. Or at least they should. If they don't a ruling handed down can be thrown out by a higher court as biased/unfair.
My rantings were just personal opinion and observation.

Anonymous said...

I haven't read the press on it, but judges can recuse for any number of reasons, such as a conflict or they believe they cannot be impartial. Part of Echols' case may involve exposing the "set up" by Arnt and House. Since House may actually be called as a witness or at least involved in some way in the testimony, all the judges probably should have recused themselves. It may be they have been reading the blogs. I doubt the judges recused solely for the sake of impartiality though. It obviously was orchestrated as they all recused at the same time. They have obviously discussed the matter among themselves. Nope, no conspiracy here...

volfan69 said...

To all above, thank you. The more this goes on the more confused I am. Well, that's just me! LOL Anyway, I wonder what this will do for Mr. Echols and for the lawsuit Ms. Craft filed. I hope it helps them and doesn't hurt them. I am so ignorant of the law that I am ashamed. Sometimes all of this information makes my head spin. I would have wound up like Angie's brother, Brad Wade, because I am so trusting of people. I wish I could do something to help them but I just don't know what to do since I live in TN. Anyway, thanks again to all of you above and to anyone else that can shed some light on the situation. Let all of us continue to pray for Angie and her family to realize justice. Mr. Anderson, thank you for sticking with this and trying to help so many people. Bobb

EXTRA: As a former educator, I know how to listen to a child tell of abuse, report it, and not interfere with the case. I've done this many times and I have never, in 32 years, caused a problem. I am not trained the way the professionals are, but I do know how to NOT interfere. Thanks for reading my comments.

Anonymous said...

The LMJC judges aren't hearing either the Craft custody case or the federal lawsuit. As far as Echols case goes, they ought to just bring another judge to CC to hear the case. Except for the time it takes to find a judge, it should not delay his case. Having said that, I suspect the DA may want to move the case claiming a poisoned jury pool. That could delay the matter but I don't know a venue change works.

Now that I think about this some more, the recusal has the distinct odor of the FBI. You never know until it comes out, but for all four judges to recuse themselves without warning, no motion to recuse having been filed by Echols, and kind of out of the blue, jsut might mean the feds have stepped in.

Anonymous said...

I think the judges,Arnt,Greggor,Buzz & Summers are running scared.Summers son is a repeat offender,who has been in & out of jail for a long time.They know how angry we all are with them.

kbp said...

If all judges recused themselves, I have to wonder WHO any party could file motions to. Somebody has to be assigned the case, but if none are, there is nobody to read a court filing seeking another judge or dismissal or anything they write. I guess it would just set in the Court Clerk's office.

I promise the complaints did not die on this case and that the State AD's office did not disclose all communications they've received.

Maybe they're just hoping it will die by itself, left unattended!

I've never heard of this before. There should be a motion by one party or the other or possibly all judges that recused themselves.

What a mystery!

kbp said...

That should be the "State Attroney's General office" where I wrote "State AD".

Anonymous said...

The LMJC is nothing but a joke.The nation is following the N.W.Georgia legal system.We are nothing but a laughing stock for the nation to see.LMJC are you proud of how foolish you have made the south look.

Jerri Lynn Ward, J.D. said...

If these judges have recused themselves for "personal reasons" (read: impact on career and future elections), then they became judges for ALL THE WRONG REASONS!

Kaye said...

Did anybody see WRCB's coverage about the Judges' recusals at 6 pm?
No link yet, but in addition to the recusals, they also stated the DA Buzz Franklin said that the complaintant no longer wants to press charges against Echols. Would that have been Jerry McDonald. VERY interesting turn of events.

Kaye said...

oops, perhaps that information was attributed to Echols' attorney and not Franklin. perhaps this story will get a link in a few minutes to verify.

John said...

Everyones running for cover

William L. Anderson said...

Believe me, I know from the inside that Jerry does not want to testify. The prosecutors have had to face this fact for a while, and without Jerry, they have no case.

Furthermore, if Jerry were to testify about his meeting with Eric, then he would be contradicting his own testimony under oath in the Tonya Craft trial. That dog simply ain't gonna hunt, period.

When the jury acquitted Tonya, it also threw a nuclear bomb into the middle of the LMJC, a bomb that needed to be thrown.

John said...

BIll,

I think there's more to come... do you see the trend court cases getting moved... claims of no money... someone says their having trouble in the GJ room... what do you think?

Anonymous said...

I have never saw a man as weak as Jerry,what man allows someone to bully him into doing something he does not believe in.He really is a joke to men.

William L. Anderson said...

Well, I don't want us to go down the path of jumping on Jerry. He was not the one pressing charges; instead, Arnt thought he could get Eric out of the picture and railroad Tonya.

Now, they are in a heap of trouble, folks!

volfan69 said...

Mr. Anderson, I hope those folks are in a heap of trouble. I think Mr. McDonald was put in a position he couldn't get out of. I don't know the exact facts, but it appears he was backed into a corner. It wouldn't shock me if he doesn't testify for Tonya Craft in her lawsuit. I think he's had enough of wrongdoing against the children. Just my opinion.

eagle1 said...

This has been stated already, but all of Buzz's Tag Team HAG is in a BAD spot. I's sure they only wanted Eric E silenced until the Craft trial was over. Yet now they are in quick-sand with the matter.
I still do not think it will go to trial, but I wish it would to further clear Tonya. I suspect their way out, is to have someone outside the HAG team to ask to drop the charges. S. Lamb is the one in the worst spot here, because Eric still can press charges against her. Greg Lamb is probably really scrambling to get the divorce final to protect his own assets. Sandra is toast.
I am still trying to sort out who the MAIN one was to inflame this whole deal in the beginning. Maybe a combination of Sandra & Arnt?

William L. Anderson said...

Guys, sit back and watch the show. It will be most interesting, and I think it might get EVEN BETTER, if that is possible!!

Oh, what a tangled web we weave...!

Anonymous said...

Ha! Well, I am not surprised that the Judges wanted NO PART of the Eric E deal.
I guess we have to give this some credit for being smart enough to see that.
Now we get to see if Buzz/Summers & Arnt are smart enough to further see the writing on the wall.
I really do not see how these 3's credibility can get any lower.

KC Sprayberry said...

There was one other time when all four judges recused themselves in a case, the Tri-State mortuary thing. James Bodiford from Atlanta presided over the state case and he's pretty much no nonsense. Remember the Atlanta rapist that shot a judge and a bunch of folks trying to escape? He's the judge that took over after the new defense attorneys pretty much cleaned out the PD budget for a year. But I don't think Bodiford will touch this hot potato with a hundred foot pole. Bill's right. This show is about to get a lot better. I do believe we should get used to national attention around LMJC, 'cause they're gonna show and it won't be pretty!

Kaye said...

I had hoped WRCB would have had a link posted to the story by now, but no such luck.

It wasn't that long ago that a neighboring county, Whitfield, had all 4 of its judges recuse themselves on a case, although that case was very different from Echols. It ended up going to Walker Co.

http://daltondailycitizen.com/local/x1700432027/Judge-s-husband-gets-jail-time

kbp said...
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kbp said...

The act of charging Echols is still left for investigation.

Some judge has to accept and rule that the charges are dropped (if they are).

This is one side of the no-win situation for Buzz's office.

Go to trial and all is uncovered.

Drop charges and the charges are then questioned.

The best scenario, I suppose, is to claim the witness will not testify ...BUT the evidence they based the charges on is still recorded, so that excuse is still dirty.

The prosecutor can subpoena Jerry to testify that it is him in the recording, so that excuse blows out the window, as they do not need Jerry's permission for the complaint to stand.

(Deleted last post with so many misspelled words in it!)

Anonymous said...

Mr.Echols,nail Sandra Lamb to the wall.She deserves it.

volfan69 said...

Mr. Anderson, will this in any way be a help to Brad Wade? Bobb

Kaye said...

finally.... link.

http://www.wrcbtv.com/Global/story.asp?S=12617609

William L. Anderson said...

Bobb,

Good question. I think that anything that exposes the corruption and lies that make up the LMJC will help Brad, as it brings more attention to his case.

Anonymous said...

After reading everyting,no wonder why some parents are afraid for the families to return.The kids are pitiful,but the parents are nothing but evil monsters.

Anonymous said...

so all four judges in the Lookout Mountain Judicial Circuit recused themselves from the case doesn't mean it is dropped??

will he charge lamb?

Anonymous said...

who were the witness's??

Anonymous said...

I pray the LMJC is about to fall apart & crash & burn.

John said...

What has happened to Lookoutmtnspy, hadn't seen any posts lately?

kbp said...

Witnesses withdraw complaints against Craft P.I.
"... Echols' attorney also tells WRCB, according to District Attorney Buzz Franklin, the witnesses in the case no longer wish to prosecute."


But "witnesses" do not "prosecute.

The "witnesses" do not decide if they'll testify (w/exception for pleading the fifth).

The evidence is the same as it was in March when the trial was to have taken place.

All incriminating evidence is the same as it was when the arrest was made.

The question now is where's the Attorney General of the State of Georgia?

Will the AG ask HOW the evidence came about to justify the charges?

Anonymous said...

So is it Jerry or Sandra that decided to drop things?

KC Sprayberry said...

Ah gee. Once again Buzz gets it wrong. Witnesses don't decide about prosecution, just like the prosecution doesn't have the right to a fair trial. How did we ever elect him district attorney. His knowledge of the law is so poor I wonder how he passed the bar or graduated law school.

Anonymous said...

I'm sorry but what kind of a man would sit back & do what his wife & others would want him to do,when he does not believe it?Most men stand tall & will not allow anyone to mess with them.Most men speak for themself & do not put up with s
$#%t.So why did Jerry bow down so easy?

Trish White said...

I know I shouldn't gloat, but I can't help but enjoy watching these people all crash and burn!! What goes around comes around and you will reap what you sow!! How does it feel boys????

William L. Anderson said...

Well, they figured they would railroad Tonya Craft into prison, and it just did not turn out like they thought it would. The things they did to grease the path have now come back to haunt them, and I can tell you that this only is the beginning.

Anonymous said...

I cannot wait to see them crash & burn.What comes around goes around.

Anonymous said...

So happy, I love justice!

kbp said...

Court next for Craft in custody challenge
" After apparent failed attempts at mediation Monday, Tonya Craft and her lawyers will be in court next Monday for a hearing they hope will establish a regular visitation pattern with her two children....."

Anonymous said...

"... Echols' attorney also tells WRCB, according to District Attorney Buzz Franklin, the witnesses in the case no longer wish to prosecute."

This is a little confusing. Was it not the DA's office that charged Echols with interfering with a witness? They make it sounds as if Lamb or McDonald filed the charge. It seems to be another way for them to get out of admitting, once again, that they screwed the pooch. Is this there way of saying they are dropping the charges, but laying it off on the "witness".

Anonymous said...

My name is Denise Williams, I sit through the trial of Brad Wade, After reading the Column of Mr William L. Anderson, and Justice for Brad Wade, My self along with
Lavelda Chambers, Robby Aselton,
Kadum Aselton and Makayla Aselton
pray that the truth will prevail,
That is truth in all areas. I have known Brad Wade for at least 29yrs.
We've worked together in Church in different position's I have never know Brad to be anything but loyal
and honest.
Is there anything to hard for GOD.
Absolutley not and be assured the whole truth will prevail.
If GOD be for us who can be against us.
Just one more thing, His conduct has never been that of which he has been accused of.

Lame said...

I don't know if anyone will read this, but I have to say a couple of things here:

First, the situation with Mr Echols leaves everyone who tried to prosecute him, from the witnesses to the judge who ordered him to stay in the courtroom while the charges were being drawn up, is in it up to their eyeballs. Even if they drop all charges, there are issues, both of a litigative and criminal nature, that they will have to deal with. If they drop the charges they will be, in effect, admitting they were fabricating the case against him. If they bring it to trial, he has evidence that those who accused him of wrong-doing committed what ammount to hate crimes. They are between a rock and a hard place, and I hope every one of them feels the squeeze.

Second, has anyone else noticed the part on page two of the "Incident Report" filed by Sandra Lamb where reporting officer notes that it was a "Black male driving a cadillac?" I don't know what car Mr Echols drives, but it makes me wonder about the cadillac. White people love to make jokes about the cliche "pimp" or "n---er" who drives a cadillac. Considering the state of mind Mrs Lamb appears to be in during the altercation, I hardly can believe that she would be able to discern between a Cadillac and a Lincoln Continental, a Pontiac, or any other "town car." So, why say "Cadillac?" Considering this group's prior acts of playing to other white-persons' potential racist views, I believe that they wrote that he was driving a Cadillac in a deliberate attempt to play to negative Black stereotypes. There is absolutely no reason why the make of car the man drove should be included. It was the act of serving the subpoena that was the supposed intimidation. The cadillac plays absolutely no role in Sandra Lamb's version of events. The only time, the ONLY time the car comes into play, in any form, is when he is in it trying to leave, but is blocked in and then assaulted through the open window. I suggest that the ONLY reason for using the word Cadillac in her report is to promote a negative stereotype against Black people, and serves as further proof that Sandra Lamb and anyone associated with her is a racist, a liar, a homophobe, and a NARCICIST.

They said that Sandra Lamb's daughter is now terrified of the color yellow because of Tonya Craft. I suppose they are now going to say that she is also afraid of Cadillacs because of Mr Echols. So, if you wanna make R Lamb crap her drawers in an instant, drive past her in a yellow Cadillac.

Anonymous said...

8:40:::
The tan Cadillac in the video(blocking the road) belongs to Sandra's Mom. I'm sure they are all crapping their pants right about now!!!

Lame said...

They must crap themselves every time the Queen of Soul Aretha Franklin comes on the radio and starts singing about her pink cadillac.

Victoria said...

Evans is a main villain in this horror story. She is so diabolical and its hard to understand her persistence in working on this case, so I think there may be more to her involvement than publicly known yet. Some have speculated that she had an affair with Henke and until that comes from a credible source, it is just gossip. But if true, it would tie together why she would defy her court order and continue working with the kids in another state, perjur herself, and risk legal problems.

I don't care about her handgun. Her use of her credentials is worse than a machine gun and she's got it aimed squarely at families and children. Don't let up on this nut - she needs to be brought down for what she has done.

Anonymous said...

the problem with interviews done at CAC's is that there is no "credentialed standard" that needs to be met. CACs operate independently on federal grants and the requirements for CACs, whether accredited or not, are the same. thus, the standard requirement for interviewers at CACs is not one where individuals such as Aldridge and Horton could be hired. the money is not there. i know interviewers for CACs and they don't have "Dr." in front of their names, but they keep abreast of current practices and literature and are constantly engaging in education to keep them on par with current standards...again, CACs do good work. they could do better work and provide better services, but $$$ talks.