Not only has the prosecutorial apparatus of Catoosa County tried to take a page out of the numerous witch hunts of our sordid judicial past, but they also have dragged an innocent woman through the mud, devastated her family, and generally presented the very worst that the U.S. (in)justice system offers.
However, just when you think it could not get worse, prosecutor Chris Arnt did the unthinkable: he taunted Tonya Craft in court while her daughter was testifying against her.
Here was the scene: Ms. Craft's daughter, who was taken away from her two years ago, has been coached for two years by Ms. Craft's ex-husband to accuse her mother of sexually abusing her all of her life. As I posted earlier this week ("Mommy Did Terrible Things To Me...") it was plain in the initial interviews with police and therapists that she was being coached, and coached dishonestly.
So, with her daughter purposely not even acknowledging her presence, Ms. Craft did what any mother might do: she wept. Of course, this was too much for Arnt, who has done everything in his power to destroy the lives of lots of people, and has enjoyed every minute of it. (Arnt's partner in crime, Len Gregor once posted on a website that he loves being a prosecutor because he is -- in his words in all caps -- "THE MAN.")
Arnt, being the gentleman and class act that he is, told the judge that Ms. Craft "needs to get her act together," and then declared, "We're all adults here."
Well, actually, some of the people were adults. Arnt and fellow prosecutor Gregor are not adults; they are bullies, people who wield lots of power, but do not have a shred of decency in them.