In dealing with the obvious question of, "Why would people bring false charges?" I noted that the parents of the accusing children had plenty of incentives to do what they did. Granted, they actually believed they would see Tonya Craft convicted and sent to life in prison, and are stunned that the tables now are turned upon them.
Why were they so sure of a conviction? They knew that the players of the Lookout Mountain Judicial Circuit would do everything to grease the skids of the Tonya Railroad, as they have been quite successful in doing that for years. It is very difficult for someone to beat a tag team of police, prosecutors, and judges, and Sandra Lamb, Joal Henke and company simply bet on the odds.
The other day, I received an email from someone who has a friend with personal connections to the LMJC and the emailer told me that the people from the judges to the police are trying to say that Tonya really was guilty. To increase the intensity of this howler, they are claiming that they had evidence of "horrible" things Tonya had done, but were not allowed to bring it into the trial.
That, my dear readers, is a crock of you-know-what. As shall be done in a future post, we are going to deal with the "mystery fourth victim" and explain why prosecutors did not bring that into "evidence." This so-called disclosure was so ridiculous and so full of holes that "Facebook" and "The Man" understood that even under the "House Rules," the defense would shred it to bits.
Since when did "judge" brian house (from now on, his name is always in lower-case) not give the prosecutors what they wanted? They were permitted to add "I just remembered" testimony from Suzi Thorne and Joal Henke, they suborned perjury, and they also knew that house would prevent the defense from entering into evidence material that would demonstrate beyond a doubt that the prosecution's witnesses were lying.
The notion that house would prevent ANYTHING that he believed could help convince a jury to convict Tonya Craft is so laughable that I am surprised that even a perjurer like Tim "Dirty" Deal would be spreading that lie. Furthermore, the insistence of the LMJC players from police to the judges (yes, even the judges are trying to claim it was an "O.J. Verdict," from what my sources tell me) that Ms. Craft "did it" tells me that the ENTIRE "justice" and "law enforcement" apparatus of the LMJC is incapable of being able to differentiate between truth and lies.
If these people really, truly believe that Tonya Craft molested these children, and that the "I just remembered" nonsense and the sudden appearance of "documents" written to fill the holes and being permitted into "evidence" by "judge" house were true, then they literally cannot tell the difference between fantasy and truth. Now, I will say that I have no confidence at all in American "justice" and the government employees who work to throw people into prison, many of them innocent. However, I cannot get myself to believe that "Dirty" Deal, Det. Steven Keith, "Facebook," "The Man," and "judge" house are unable to differentiate between false and true evidence.
Furthermore, if they really believed Ms. Craft was a child molester, then why did they have to suborn and commit perjury? Why did "Facebook" and "The Man" lie to jurors in their closing arguments? Why did they not ask ANY questions of substance David and Tonya Craft when they were on the witness stand being cross-examined? Why was "Facebook" giving hand signals to "judge" house the entire trial to help direct him?
Why did "judge" house grant the prosecution almost ALL of its objections and almost NONE to the defense? Why did "judge" house sanction the defense for innocuous comments but permitted prosecutors to scream, throw down books on tables, roll their eyes, yell at witnesses, insult the defense counsel, and generally make a mockery of justice?
Why? They wanted to win. Winning brings federal money to the LMJC, and when Buzz Franklin came into office and declared that the LMJC was going to emphasize child abuse and molestation cases, he was not doing it for love of children. But, there is another reason besides money, although I am sure that greed partly drove this and other such cases in the circuit.
The LMJC players are the kind of dishonest people who manage to self-select themselves into the line of work in which they are protected by immunity. Think about it. Cops are notorious for lying on the stand under oath (cops like to call it "testilying" -- their term), yet it is a very rare thing when a police officer is indicted for perjury or even sanctioned. Prosecutors who suborn perjury receive at most a slap on the wrist, and the courts jealously guard the immunity of their own.
So, we are supposed to marvel when a serial liar like Det. Jim Broderick is indicted for perjury for giving false testimony that led to the wrongful conviction of Tim Masters in Colorado. Yet, at least Larimer County grand jury was willing to investigate wrongdoing by police and prosecutors; one can bet that a grand jury of the LMJC (with all its good church-going "Christians") would cover up lies and outright crimes of public officials.
I believe that the players of the LMJC have moved to the Point of No Return in which they no longer care about telling the truth. They just love to win; the whole thing is a game to them, a "heads I win, tails you lose" game that attracts the worst of the worst. For some people, that is incentive enough.
Henry Wade, the "legendary" prosecutor of Dallas County, Texas, was supposed to have coined the saying, "Any prosecutor can convict a guilty person. It takes a GREAT prosecutor to convict an innocent person," and his office had enough wrongful convictions to prove it. (The Oscar-winning documentary, "The Thin Blue Line," forcefully showed a wrongful conviction in action. It is worth seeing if you really are a True Believer that prosecutors would not purposely seek a conviction against an innocent person.)
I am sure that "Facebook" and "The Man" believe they are Great Prosecutors. After all, the LMJC has a 98 percent conviction rate, and they supposedly are the Great Heroes Saving Children From Child Molesters. The local press has treated them like gods, but they finally overstepped even their limits and came up against a determined defendant and a crack defense team that put those prosecutors in their places.
And it was not just the direct participants who worry me. We saw one judge of the LMJC being sanctioned, and she was the one who presided over the wrongful conviction of Brad Wade. (Yes, Brad Wade was wrongfully convicted, unless you want to believe that Stacy Long of the Children's Advocacy Center, and Len Gregor are honest people.)
For that matter, the original judge in the Tonya Craft case recused himself because at the time he was dating...Laurie Evans. Yes, Evans had him convinced that Ms. Craft was a sociopath (her explanation of why Ms. Craft passed two lie detector tests), as though Evans has any credibility herself.
So, we have an entire judicial circuit full of people who apparently see no problem in lying and suborning perjury, who chase after rabbit trails of "evidence," and who have no problem lying to jurors and then excoriating them when they acquit an obviously-innocent defendant. This is an utter disgrace, but it tells us something about human nature: If one gives people immunity from their actions along with nearly-unlimited power, then no one should be surprised when they gravitate to doing evil.