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A protest concerning possible corruption in El Dorado County was the result of what the organizer described as a kidnapping and assault by bounty hunters illegally trying to detain him.

Todd “Ty” Robben, a former IT worker for the Nevada Department of Taxation, was arrested after he supposedly harassed a member of the Nevada Department of Transportation. He said, however, that he was simply trying to serve her a subpoena.

“She was complaining she had not been personally served,” he said, so he went in person to do it. As a result, a district attorney in Carson City, Nev. charged him with assault and disturbing the peace.

The roles were seemingly reversed when bounty hunters showed up at Robben’s door, kicking it in, tasing him three times and slashing his tires, he claimed.

“They were ‘bounty hunters’ but they used a warrant and acted as agents of the court,” something they are not allowed to do, he said. He claims they did not follow Penal Code 847.5 — an out-of-state bounty hunter must file an affidavit with a judge of the county and receive permission to collect the bounty.

El Dorado County District Attorney Vern Pierson agreed wrongdoing had occurred, he said, and one of the bounty hunters, Doug Lewis, had charges brought against him.

“However, Dennis Justin of the Justin Bros. Bail Bonds Co. from Carson City was the main ‘perp’ who conspired and acted directly with Mr. Lewis,” Robben claims. “Mr. Justin used a battering ram with Mr. Lewis and took down my front door, entered my home, tased me three times and chased me into the forest.” He also alleges that Justin admitted to him of slashing Robben’s tires.

But, because Lewis took a plea deal for only two charges, and because Justin, who Robben described as the “ringleader,” was never charged, Robben suspects corruption. In order to gain public attention, he protested outside of the Main Street courthouse and the DA’s Office. With oversized “crime scene” tape and signs, Robben and a few others protested.

“This protest was planned … in response to the DA shutting me down and not taking my phone calls or returning e-mails,” Robben said. “I felt the only thing I could do is talk with my signs and a PA system to express my issues with DA Pierson outside his office and ask the press to get him to answer. This is what we have to do to get our elected officials to do their job and talk to us. It’s sad and I know he could do better. I want to support him, but this is outrageous.” He later said, “People are sick of corruption.”

Pierson, however, said that everything about the case was handled properly.

“I strongly support and would defend Mr. Robben’s exercise of his First Amendment rights,” Pierson said of the protest. “Having said that, I’m aware of the circumstances surrounding the Reno bounty hunters contacting South Lake Tahoe Police Department and ultimately taking him into custody on behalf of Nevada law enforcement. His case was handled properly by our office.”

After Robben’s attorney spoke with the District Attorney’s Office, Robben revealed that the reason they are not prosecuted is that they “can’t prove Dennis Justin was here.” He said that Justin never denied it, however, and again pointed out that Justin allegedly admitted to slashing Robben’s tires. If there is no prosecution, Robben said, he will call for the resignations of Pierson and deputy district attorney Bill Clark, who is handling the case.

Richard Justin, brother of Dennis Justin, said that they would be unable to comment on the matter due to pending lawsuits. But, “the truth will come out,” he said.

The protest, which began around 12:30 p.m., lasted until 6 p.m. Capt. Mike Scott of the Placerville Police Department noted that, at least through 5 p.m., there were no calls of public disturbance related to the protest.

Robben is suing Justin in Sacramento Federal Court; Justin is countersuing for defamation.

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  • Ty RobbenMay 23, 2013 - 11:10 am

    Thank you Mt. Democrat for doing the story. NOTE: Ty Robben was not a "fugitive" nor did he miss a court date "abscond". The trumped up criminal charges against me were dropped/dismissed and the judge John Tatro was removed from this politically charged case. JP Tatro is very corrupt and I exposed him for his excessive $500K bail, and other crazy conduct. This was retaliation for serving court papers to his friends and State officials. There have been at least 20 news stories on my case in the Tahoe and Reno/Carson newspapers and TV. Please see the story and pictures of the protests at http://NevadaStatePersonnelWATCH.wordpress.com Clearly, the SLTPD and now the DA are covering this case up. Dennis Justin was clearly involved in the criminal matter and he was at my home when it all went down. Dennis Justin admits this on his affidavit and the police reports. The DA is covering this up because ultimately Dennis Justin was acting as an agent of the Carson City court (JP Tatro) by admitting they were serving a Nevada warrant. Bounty Hunters DO NOT SERVE WARRANTS! Cops do. Dennis Justin also used the Carson City court to track the GPS ankle bracelet when I outran them (5 bounty hunters) in the forest! I tore of the GPS device and the situation tuned into Rambo first blood. Someone could have easily been killed including my dog Tytan who almost died in the incident. Essentially, the bounty hunters and Dennis Justin were hire mercenaries to undermine my civil rights by trying to illegally cross State lines to arrest me on a non extraditable minor misdemeanor warrant issued by a corrupt and bias judge who I exposed as a drunk (he has to breathalyze before the bench and the idiot has no law degree and other judicial ethics complaints... Ty Robben was not a "fugitive" nor did he miss a court date "abscond". If the DA has a conflict of interest (Corruption or incompetence) perhaps the Cal Dept of Justice should intervene? The protesting and new websites exposing the Vern Pierson cover up, scandals and corruption will continue. The protest was a success and a lot of people gave us information on past and current scandals involving the El Dorado DA Vern Pierson, his sidekick Bill Clark and much more. We found out DA Pierson is also the El Dorado IT Director. We feel his is double dipping and exploiting the Taxpayers to the tune of between $200K and $300K a year! The DA claims they are too busy to get things done, take calls, etc. Then we all the problems with a messed up IT system in the courts that called hundreds of people to jury duty at the same time in Tahoe on Tuesday May 21. Vern Pierson you suck and you can't do both jobs, let alone one. Thanks to everyone for honking, talking and supporting the ANTI Corruption movement. I see El Dorado county needs help reconvening a Grand Jury and exposing the rampant, wholesale corruption that is destroying people's lives.

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  • Ty RobbenMay 23, 2013 - 11:18 am

    I would point out the the Justin Bothers Bail Bonds bounty hunters were also illegally operating with a "Permanently revoked" business license and they are illegally buying bail bonds from California instead of Nevada to undermine Nevada law and fees. Complaints were made against them with the Nevada Secretary of State and Division of Insurance. I obtain tons of dirt on these idiots by bring attention to the issues using protesting and my websites http://NevadaStatePersonnelWATCH.wordpress.com

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  • Mountain Democrat news covers the Vern Pierson El Dorado DA Placerville, CA protest | Nevada State Personnel WatchMay 23, 2013 - 11:35 am

    [...] Source: http://www.mtdemocrat.com/news/man-protests-corruption-outside-courthouse-das-office/ [...]

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  • Justice InsiderMay 23, 2013 - 9:41 pm

    Reading Mr. Robben's article and comments it's apparent he may be a little light in the brain cell department. First, he cites Penal Code Section 847.5, apparently his shallow education bars him from comprehending the word "May" plastered all over this section. Second, a bail bondsman can return a bailee to custody at any time he see's fit, for any reason. California Penal Code Section 1300 (a). Continuing on to Section 1301 "For the purpose of surrendering the defendant, the bail or any person who has deposited money or bonds to secure the release of the defendant, at any time before such bail or other person is finally discharged, and at any place within the state, may himself arrest defendant, or by written authority indorsed on a certified copy of the undertaking or a certified copy of the certificate of deposit, may empower any person of suitable age to do so." Mr. Robben, your rants to the press and protests on Main Street appear as though your upset because you aren't able to use the justice system to deliver your revenge.

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  • Ty RobbenMay 24, 2013 - 1:33 am

    "Justice insider" see Ouzts v. Maryland National Insurance Co (9th cir) and you'll learn the case law on this matter rather than making things up. The assistant DA, Bill Clark is resorting to lies that Dennis Justin was not at the "crime scene" - Even Mr. Justin does not say he was not here. The DA charged Doug Lewis with 5 counts, including violating CA penal code 847.5... Let's flip this around, justice insider - if your front door is kicked in and you are tased with 5 hired thugs trying to kidnap you, over a civil matter, you would be upset too. And if the perps were not shot, and rightfully so for entering your home, you would want justice. Not some idiot in the DA office telling you that perpetrator was not there when in fact the proof, evidence and everything else in contrary. The DA is covering this up. This little DA shill calling itself "justice insider" is just some idiot trying to spin the DA cover up into DIS-information. ...And yes Mr. Justin the truth will come out because it already has. Notice how the "insider" can't defend the other facts like operating without a business license, buying bonds in CA instead of NV, 5 crim counts were charged, acting under the color of law.

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  • Ty RobbenMay 24, 2013 - 2:28 am

    Below is the law and the last part explains what must be done: "A bondsman or other person who is bail for a fugitive admitted to bail in another state who takes the fugitive into custody, except pursuant to an order issued under this section, is guilty of a misdemeanor." CALIFORNIA PENAL CODE SECTIONS: 847.5. If a person has been admitted to bail in another state, escapes bail, and is present in this State, the bail bondsman or other person who is bail for such fugitive, may file with a magistrate in the county where the fugitive is present an affidavit stating the name and whereabouts of the fugitive, the offense with which the alleged fugitive was charged or of which he was convicted, the time and place of same, and the particulars in which the fugitive has violated the terms of his bail, and may request the issuance of a warrant for arrest of the fugitive, and the issuance, after hearing, of an order authorizing the affiant to return the fugitive to the jurisdiction from which he escaped bail. The magistrate may require such additional evidence under oath as he deems necessary to decide the issue. If he concludes that there is probable cause for believing that the person alleged to be a fugitive is such, he may issue a warrant for his arrest. The magistrate shall notify the district attorney of such action and shall direct him to investigate the case and determine the facts of the matter. When the fugitive is brought before him pursuant to the warrant, the magistrate shall set a time and place for hearing, and shall advise the fugitive of his right to counsel and to produce evidence at the hearing. He may admit the fugitive to bail pending the hearing. The district attorney shall appear at the hearing. If, after hearing, the magistrate is satisfied from the evidence that the person is a fugitive he may issue an order authorizing affiant to return the fugitive to the jurisdiction from which he escaped bail. A bondsman or other person who is bail for a fugitive admitted to bail in another state who takes the fugitive into custody, except pursuant to an order issued under this section, is guilty of a misdemeanor.

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  • Ty RobbenMay 24, 2013 - 6:39 am

    Here is the 911 call and KRNV (mynews4.com) NBC news "Fact Finder" story on the incident that started the whole thing. I was a coverup from the beginning to deflect responsibility for the hit and run by Nevada NDOT Director(Nevada's version of Cal Trans) Susan Martinovich. The very, very corrupt (Rated D- for corruption by the Center for Public Integrity) Nevada good ol boy and girl network covers up a hit and run and trumps up bogus charges against the process server: http://youtu.be/two3wtVCvsM

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  • Ty RobbenMay 24, 2013 - 7:01 am

    And here is the incident that inspired the CRIME SCENE banner when the Nevada Attorney General (Catherine Cortez Masto - Dem.) backdated court filings in Robben's case against the State of Nevada. You can see the cover up and house of cards being stacked. KRNV FACT FINDER on backdating court document http://youtu.be/-lN4YWCZMrc?t=23m19s

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  • TaxpayerMay 24, 2013 - 8:04 am

    DA Vern Pierson wears 2 hats and is double dipping. HERE are El Dorado County's 2011 salary packages. http://publicpay.ca.gov/Reports/Counties/County.aspx?entityid=9&fiscalyear=2011 Vern Pierson comes in at around a paltry $220,000. But don't forget the additional (I think it is) ~$100,000 for being in charge of IT. Now see the DA and IT fiasco in the So. Lake Tahoe court (El Dorado) under Vern Pierson's watch as about 1,000 people were called for jury duty and the same time! http://www.inedc.com/1-4716 Vern Pierson is destroying the public trust and ignoring the US Constitution "Equal Protection clause" - Vern Pierson and his sidekick ADA Bill Clark are a disgrace and need to resign so trust and faith can be restored in the El Dorado DA office.

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  • 1036-FrankMay 24, 2013 - 8:45 am

    Who are the dolts that allowed Nevada unlicensed bounty hunters to operate in SLT? And who didn't arrest them when it was found out they were illegally entering a home? If it was SLTPD and they didn't know the law there should be firings from top to bottom which I am sure the Chief will blame it on the lowest person he can find, like the dispatcher. I can imagine how out of state uneducated, unlicensed, untrained, bounty hunters would try to pull this off, which was illegal without a judge in Cal approving it per the penal code, the shocking part is who in SLTPD approved it, who knew of it, and who should be fired at a local level and why weren't all of the perps. arrested Vern? I can think of a dozen felony charges relating to this illegal home invasion.

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  • Nevada Bounty HunterMay 24, 2013 - 8:54 am

    The bounty hunters did violate California penal code 847.5 Trust me, as an experience bail recovery agent "bounty hunter" these guys give the industry a bad name. People like Dog the bounty hunter and the recent Lipstick bounty hunters incident in Orange County, CA the job requires that you comply with the State laws. Bounty Hunters are not law enforcement and do not serve warrants. California has cracked down and as of Jan 2013 new laws regulate the industry to prevent this kind of lawlessness. Many bounty hunters are arrested each year for failing to abide by the laws thinking they are Dog the bounty hunter. Many Bounty Hunters believe this old case law allows them to act outside the law, but State laws mandate compliance Taylor v. Taintor On March 4, 1873, Ulysses S. Grant, who had led the Union Army in the Civil War, was sworn in for his second term as President. Amazingly enough, today’s bounty hunters cling to an appellate decision that was handed down a few weeks before President Grant’s second inauguration. Specifically, on January 27, 1873, the US Supreme Court published its decision in Taylor v. Taintor, which dealt with a bond forfeiture that the Court concluded was the surety’s own fault. In that decision, the Supreme Court used non-binding language–called “dictum” or “dicta”–which has been cited over and over by bondsmen and bounty hunters, especially when they get themselves into trouble by exceeding their authority. Dicta is language used by one appellate court that is not binding on other courts, because the language was unnecessary to the Court’s holding. In Taylor, the Supreme Court used such non-binding dicta, which has forever since been repeated and twisted by some bounty hunters to convince themselves and others that they have extraordinary powers. Not only is dicta not binding on other courts–it is not “stare decisis”– almost all states in the Union, including California, have passed statutory schemes that have superseded Taylor, making its 140-year-old dicta all the less relevant today.

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  • CorrutionVictimMay 24, 2013 - 9:25 am

    Vern Pierson and William Clark are both corrupt to the core.

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  • 1036-FrankMay 24, 2013 - 9:55 am

    This appears to be a federal case of conspiracy to cross state lines and violate federal and state law in Cal and would be a good case for the FBI and federal court it looks like. I have said repeatedly the local county "political justice system" is not only not working, it could be much worse then that.

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  • 1036-FrankMay 24, 2013 - 11:44 am

    I would love to hear SLT-PD's version of this fiasco, were they told they were "assisting" Nevada law enf with an out of their state and jurisdiction arrest? Was this enough without confirming if it was legit? Without checking into the legal issuance of a valid Cal warrant to act on? Who has been fired over this? Did they verify the fact these were unlicensed out of state "bounty hunters" without authority or licensing and jurisdiction in this state, who had not only not followed Cal law of due process where a warrant has to be issued for a case like this after a probable cause hearing in front of a judge for an out of state misd. bail issue, where was the SLTPD at the time the home was illegally entered? Where were they when the guy was being tasered, assaulted and chased on foot from his home? This case smells of local cover-up and corruption and incompetence from two states, this county is already well known for the above the law "Good ol' Boys" and makes the SLT PD and county DA not only look like a new set of the new reformed Gob's, but also incompetent and dangerous to citizens for allowing something like this to happen and not taking serious action and arresting and charging the perps. with felony crimes for a start like conspiracy, burglary, assault and attempted kidnapping.

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  • Phil VeerkampMay 24, 2013 - 11:49 am

    This is a new season of RENO 911. Right? It must be.

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  • oh brotherMay 24, 2013 - 2:52 pm

    good ole "Justice Insider", always sticking up for el dorado county district attorney office. Hmmm?? wonder where he works?

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  • Nevada WatchDogMay 24, 2013 - 4:59 pm

    Hey, checkout the El Dorado DA Facebook site, nice pics of the protest. https://www.facebook.com/ElDoradoDA

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  • Sam VenhuizenMay 24, 2013 - 7:03 pm

    This whole county is corrupt including the Public Pretenders office. I have been forced into plea deals in this county for years. Once I brought it to Rick Myers attention, and he told me I would never get them to admit the truth. He wrote me a check and told me to leave and never come back. If this is not corruption and bribery, what is?

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  • concernedMay 24, 2013 - 9:52 pm

    The problem with Ty is that he studied the law! When he saw contradictions in the law, he believed he had a First Amendment Right to "redress a grievance." Aristotle 2000 years ago recognized that communication could be determined to be truthful by means of recognizing fallacy in the speaker or writer. When you lower yourself to argue online, you are subjected to what is called "ad hominem abuse" by willfully ignorant people who ignore rules of logic. I don't know much about Ty's case, but the claim is that he was serving a defendant, which is legal. However, if you have favor with Vern Pierson, it seems criminal conduct, including violent felonies will be disregarded and Vern Pierson, aware you were falsely arrested, will ignore the complainant whistle blowers. The pattern of conduct is that officials who conspire to abuse power, levy false charges that eventually get dropped. This creates a stigma, and others who are naive about government corruption will assume that the DA is just doing his job. But what is Vern Pierson responsibility according to the Supreme Court? 2008, Enquist v. Oregon, required that official inaction be accompanied with a rational basis if arbitrary discrimination is present. It said officials cannot "treat similarly situated individuals differently without a rational basis." Well the article says "District Attorney Vern Pierson agreed wrongdoing had occurred..." According to Ty all charges against him were dropped, so he did nothing wrong, so he deserved under the 14th amendment to be treated equally as the DOT lady he was serving with court papers. Nevertheless, equal treatment was not given Ty. For instance, a DOT worker calls in a complaint that she was being harassed. Harassing requires a pattern of conduct typically. The inference is that her attempt was to retaliate and "use the power of the state to bring her vengeance on Ty who exercised a legal right to serve." Somebody authorized the bounty hunters, like Navy Seals with fury to destroy his door and, tazer and assaulted this man, without legitimate basis or reason. Yet when Ty has admission from the DA of "wrong doing" against Ty, Ty is treated like a non human dog and denied justice under the "crime victims bill of rights," This is abuse of power in violation of 18 USC 242 criminal offenses committed by officials. But there is no complaint department that will listen when it comes to Government abuse by locals. In fact, there is no constitutional right to redress abuse of power according to Bogan v. Scott-Harris 1998. The Bogan Supreme Court says "redress" under the First Amendment was repealed by the 11th amendment. A year later the Alden v Maine court said that Vern Pierson and officials are "sovereigns" and only "faith" is required and not obedience to law of the land article VI, in other words officials are not bound by the Constitution to be held liable. Where they tell you is not grade school or college, but inside a federal court room if you sue them. So what is comical is that the evidence of wrong doing is in the article, yet nobody has put the dots together. One lady working for a state DOT can have thugs retaliate against a person exercising a legal civil right, and Ty cannot get Vern Pierson to uphold the law, when it is shown that the DOT lady could conspire with officials and get officials to allow bounty hunters to break the law without any merit. Yet Vern Pierson claims his hands are tied because there is no proof the bounty hunter was there. Is this a rational basis? Is her treating Ty similarly to how DOT lady was treated? I don't think so. Does Vern Pierson have a pattern of conduct siding with officials who are committing crimes against victims of crime seeking justice that Vern Pierson can intervene and fix the crimes committed by those "insiders" that have his influence? John O'Sullivan's neighbor was harassing John because John was planning on building a subdivision which offended the neighbor who didn't want a subdivision. The neighbor was retired sheriff "Zimmerman." Zimmerman had been stalking and terrorist threats were made that he was going to murder John in front of witnesses. John fearing his life could not get the county to protect him from the "retired sheriff." Instead the county started trumping up charges, including animal cruelty, yet all the charges were eventually dropped according to court records. Nevertheless, the stigma was made demonizing him in public. Yet on the other hand, Murder threats were ignored. Even the federal court Magistrate Edmund F. Brennan ignored John's lawsuit against Vern Pierson et. al. What ended the suit against Vern Pierson was the ex sheriff Zimmerman shot John, father and husband, and Irish immigrant, in the back 5 or so times murdering him. Officials ignored the murder threats and this ended the suit against Pierson and the County's. Mobsters would end court cases in this fashion where witnesses end up dying. 9th Circuit Appellate court has a case identifying how officials use ongoing violent circumstances to murder critics and those accusing officials in control of administering justice who can use their authority to stop justice from aiding those who criticize them. The case is Macias v. Ihde. the court ignored the evidence that ARBITRARY failure to enforce the law caused [Mrs. Macias] to suffer not only her murder on April 15…months of assaults and harassment” What this is are elements of a way officials can commit murder by proxy, or just be so ignorant or possibly sociopathic enough to just not have empathy for crime victims who are victimized by friends of the DA or other offices. Instead of ending this officials murder by proxy, it lays out how to orchestrate murder of complainants, and even though it is "the cause of murder," those who cause it get off scot free anyways. These are "civil" murders or petty murders in their eyes perhaps. Zimmerman was sentenced to life in prison. But keep an eye on it, he'll probably be paroled or get out some mysterious way. Pierson was not involved in the sentencing or trial that imprisoned Zimmerman. In one trial against a violent mentally ill armed person who claimed to have influence with Pierson according to affidavits undisputed in federal and state court cases, seemed so convincing to Gary Lacy, the man's bail was a quarter million dollars. In addition to the armed person who was also campaigning for Pierson with large signs on his property, The mans trial was fixed! Certain eye witnesses that could prove he committed perjury were barred from testifying while non-witnesses were allowed to lie about this mans character, contrary to a whole neighborhood he terrorized. In fact police logs show over 50 calls to his residence in only a few years. This man, who publically published his mental records, has been released back into society after Vern Pierson mock prosecuted him when 10 or more eye witnesses proved his crime, yet somehow without objection from Pierson's team The Judge ordered the jury to believe the defendant was "truthful and honest." Therefore, the jury could no convict a "truthful and honest" man, contrary to the eyewitness. One victim hid and has not filed charges, and this witness was afraid of EDC injustice, thus this man www.eldoradocountymentalhealth.com could still be prosecuted by a non corrupt DA and judge. In fact, a Grand Jury Complaint GJ07-007 was filed about this case and Judge Wagoner threatened to arrest and fine the persons who filed the complaint. He was punished by the California Judicial Counsel in 2009, mentioned in this other punishment in 2011 http://cjp.ca.gov/res/docs/public_admon/Wagoner_DO_9-13-11.pdf Judge Wagoner also feels compelled to ignore United States law and use his own "discretion." He had this woman kidnapped, tortured and imprisoned. Yet he had no authority to do so. How come he is still on the bench? Because the press has abandoned justice and merely mentions these cases with a spin in favor of the judge, regardless of this corruption and stench from the bench. One woman was tortured by the sheriffs dept and received a 6 figure settlement and no one was punished, another woman's home was raided, her dogs shot and the person they were looking for had been setting in some prison during the raid looking for him. Shoot first ask questions later! This is not necessary. The couple who Wagoner was going to arrest for "contacting the grand jury" sued the county. Senator Dave Cox, El Dorado and Sacramento County Republican Party came to the rescue and submitted evidence showing that El Dorado County Board of Supervisors conspired with Ted Gaines, most of EDC elected officials to create "false arrest reports" against critics of the county to discredit whistle blowers. This ended Helen Baumann's political career when after she was caught lying, see ex. A1-A3, and Jeff Neves stepped down during this time, as he was caught lying by the party regarding this. A recording exists from El Dorado County Mental Health showing that "DA Pierson and Neves, interfered with mental health who was asking them to be "more proactive." How can a sheriff of DA obstruct Mental Health officials who are Dr.'s and get away with this behavior! Vern Pierson was lucky again and they funneled the federal case to the same Magistrate Brennan who did nothing to prevent the murder of John O'Sullivan. In fact, Brennan denied a federal motion for a protective order in the same time period John O'Sullivan was murdered, making way for the mental patient to act upon his murder threats and assaults, some recorded on video. There were 5 restraining orders protecting dozens of people, but Vern Pierson would not enforce them to protect complainants of his negligence. A rational basis was never provided. In fact, the same man he freed on bail, was caught shoplifting and threatened to murder 3 workers including the former asst. manager at Holiday Market, and the county would not file charges against this man. Apparently, it would have given credence to our claims of negligence. Amazingly, people will defend this type of behavior and attack the messenger. I think the problem is, that if your not an insider or your perpetrator happens to be friends, or favored by officials in power, fixing their violent felonies will overshadow the damages done to crime victims who only want "equal justice." Eventually, there has to be maybe one person in law enforcement, like what the cjp.ca.gov did, and investigate these tyrants here. People are being murdered, assaulted, and harassed for casting the light of truth on the behavior of officials who have lost their neutrality.

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  • every one witness thisMay 24, 2013 - 9:55 pm

    The problem with Ty is that he studied the law! When he saw contradictions in the law, he believed he had a First Amendment Right to "redress a grievance." Aristotle 2000 years ago recognized that communication could be determined to be truthful by means of recognizing fallacy in the speaker or writer. When you lower yourself to argue online, you are subjected to what is called "ad hominem abuse" by willfully ignorant people who ignore rules of logic. I don't know much about Ty's case, but the claim is that he was serving a defendant, which is legal. However, if you have favor with Vern Pierson, it seems criminal conduct, including violent felonies will be disregarded and Vern Pierson, aware you were falsely arrested, will ignore the complainant whistle blowers. The pattern of conduct is that officials who conspire to abuse power, levy false charges that eventually get dropped. This creates a stigma, and others who are naive about government corruption will assume that the DA is just doing his job. But what is Vern Pierson responsibility according to the Supreme Court? 2008, Enquist v. Oregon, required that official inaction be accompanied with a rational basis if arbitrary discrimination is present. It said officials cannot "treat similarly situated individuals differently without a rational basis." Well the article says "District Attorney Vern Pierson agreed wrongdoing had occurred..." According to Ty all charges against him were dropped, so he did nothing wrong, so he deserved under the 14th amendment to be treated equally as the DOT lady he was serving with court papers. Nevertheless, equal treatment was not given Ty. For instance, a DOT worker calls in a complaint that she was being harassed. Harassing requires a pattern of conduct typically. The inference is that her attempt was to retaliate and "use the power of the state to bring her vengeance on Ty who exercised a legal right to serve." Somebody authorized the bounty hunters, like Navy Seals with fury to destroy his door and, tazer and assaulted this man, without legitimate basis or reason. Yet when Ty has admission from the DA of "wrong doing" against Ty, Ty is treated like a non human dog and denied justice under the "crime victims bill of rights," This is abuse of power in violation of 18 USC 242 criminal offenses committed by officials. But there is no complaint department that will listen when it comes to Government abuse by locals. In fact, there is no constitutional right to redress abuse of power according to Bogan v. Scott-Harris 1998. The Bogan Supreme Court says "redress" under the First Amendment was repealed by the 11th amendment. A year later the Alden v Maine court said that Vern Pierson and officials are "sovereigns" and only "faith" is required and not obedience to law of the land article VI, in other words officials are not bound by the Constitution to be held liable. Where they tell you is not grade school or college, but inside a federal court room if you sue them. So what is comical is that the evidence of wrong doing is in the article, yet nobody has put the dots together. One lady working for a state DOT can have thugs retaliate against a person exercising a legal civil right, and Ty cannot get Vern Pierson to uphold the law, when it is shown that the DOT lady could conspire with officials and get officials to allow bounty hunters to break the law without any merit. Yet Vern Pierson claims his hands are tied because there is no proof the bounty hunter was there. Is this a rational basis? Is her treating Ty similarly to how DOT lady was treated? I don't think so. Does Vern Pierson have a pattern of conduct siding with officials who are committing crimes against victims of crime seeking justice that Vern Pierson can intervene and fix the crimes committed by those "insiders" that have his influence? John O'Sullivan's neighbor was harassing John because John was planning on building a subdivision which offended the neighbor who didn't want a subdivision. The neighbor was retired sheriff "Zimmerman." Zimmerman had been stalking and terrorist threats were made that he was going to murder John in front of witnesses. John fearing his life could not get the county to protect him from the "retired sheriff." Instead the county started trumping up charges, including animal cruelty, yet all the charges were eventually dropped according to court records. Nevertheless, the stigma was made demonizing him in public. Yet on the other hand, Murder threats were ignored. Even the federal court Magistrate Edmund F. Brennan ignored John's lawsuit against Vern Pierson et. al. What ended the suit against Vern Pierson was the ex sheriff Zimmerman shot John, father and husband, and Irish immigrant, in the back 5 or so times murdering him. Officials ignored the murder threats and this ended the suit against Pierson and the County's. Mobsters would end court cases in this fashion where witnesses end up dying. 9th Circuit Appellate court has a case identifying how officials use ongoing violent circumstances to murder critics and those accusing officials in control of administering justice who can use their authority to stop justice from aiding those who criticize them. The case is Macias v. Ihde. the court ignored the evidence that ARBITRARY failure to enforce the law caused [Mrs. Macias] to suffer not only her murder on April 15…months of assaults and harassment” What this is are elements of a way officials can commit murder by proxy, or just be so ignorant or possibly sociopathic enough to just not have empathy for crime victims who are victimized by friends of the DA or other offices. Instead of ending this officials murder by proxy, it lays out how to orchestrate murder of complainants, and even though it is "the cause of murder," those who cause it get off scot free anyways. These are "civil" murders or petty murders in their eyes perhaps. Zimmerman was sentenced to life in prison. But keep an eye on it, he'll probably be paroled or get out some mysterious way. Pierson was not involved in the sentencing or trial that imprisoned Zimmerman.

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  • every one witness thisMay 24, 2013 - 9:59 pm

    Zimmerman was sentenced to life in prison. But keep an eye on it, he'll probably be paroled or get out some mysterious way. Pierson was not involved in the sentencing or trial that imprisoned Zimmerman. In one trial against a violent mentally ill armed person who claimed to have influence with Pierson according to affidavits undisputed in federal and state court cases, seemed so convincing to Gary Lacy, the man's bail was a quarter million dollars. In addition to the armed person who was also campaigning for Pierson with large signs on his property, The mans trial was fixed! Certain eye witnesses that could prove he committed perjury were barred from testifying while non-witnesses were allowed to lie about this mans character, contrary to a whole neighborhood he terrorized. In fact police logs show over 50 calls to his residence in only a few years. This man, who publically published his mental records, has been released back into society after Vern Pierson mock prosecuted him when 10 or more eye witnesses proved his crime, yet somehow without objection from Pierson's team The Judge ordered the jury to believe the defendant was "truthful and honest." Therefore, the jury could no convict a "truthful and honest" man, contrary to the eyewitness. One victim hid and has not filed charges, and this witness was afraid of EDC injustice, thus this man www.eldoradocountymentalhealth.com could still be prosecuted by a non corrupt DA and judge. In fact, a Grand Jury Complaint GJ07-007 was filed about this case and Judge Wagoner threatened to arrest and fine the persons who filed the complaint. He was punished by the California Judicial Counsel in 2009, mentioned in this other punishment in 2011 http://cjp.ca.gov/res/docs/public_admon/Wagoner_DO_9-13-11.pdf Judge Wagoner also feels compelled to ignore United States law and use his own "discretion." He had this woman kidnapped, tortured and imprisoned. Yet he had no authority to do so. How come he is still on the bench? Because the press has abandoned justice and merely mentions these cases with a spin in favor of the judge, regardless of this corruption and stench from the bench. One woman was tortured by the sheriffs dept and received a 6 figure settlement and no one was punished, another woman's home was raided, her dogs shot and the person they were looking for had been setting in some prison during the raid looking for him. Shoot first ask questions later! This is not necessary. The couple who Wagoner was going to arrest for "contacting the grand jury" sued the county. Senator Dave Cox, El Dorado and Sacramento County Republican Party came to the rescue and submitted evidence showing that El Dorado County Board of Supervisors conspired with Ted Gaines, most of EDC elected officials to create "false arrest reports" against critics of the county to discredit whistle blowers. This ended Helen Baumann's political career when after she was caught lying, see ex. A1-A3, and Jeff Neves stepped down during this time, as he was caught lying by the party regarding this. A recording exists from El Dorado County Mental Health showing that "DA Pierson and Neves, interfered with mental health who was asking them to be "more proactive." How can a sheriff of DA obstruct Mental Health officials who are Dr.'s and get away with this behavior! Vern Pierson was lucky again and they funneled the federal case to the same Magistrate Brennan who did nothing to prevent the murder of John O'Sullivan. In fact, Brennan denied a federal motion for a protective order in the same time period John O'Sullivan was murdered, making way for the mental patient to act upon his murder threats and assaults, some recorded on video. There were 5 restraining orders protecting dozens of people, but Vern Pierson would not enforce them to protect complainants of his negligence. A rational basis was never provided. In fact, the same man he freed on bail, was caught shoplifting and threatened to murder 3 workers including the former asst. manager at Holiday Market, and the county would not file charges against this man. Apparently, it would have given credence to our claims of negligence. Amazingly, people will defend this type of behavior and attack the messenger. I think the problem is, that if your not an insider or your perpetrator happens to be friends, or favored by officials in power, fixing their violent felonies will overshadow the damages done to crime victims who only want "equal justice." Eventually, there has to be maybe one person in law enforcement, like what the cjp.ca.gov did, and investigate these tyrants here. People are being murdered, assaulted, and harassed for casting the light of truth on the behavior of officials who have lost their neutrality. Is the above behavior good for El Dorado County? It's all documented in the court records, yet nobody really knows about it, and I suspect some would find it hard to believe people in government can be so callous. I wish all the best, and Ty you be real careful. Follow the peaceful ways of Gandhi and be safe! One thing for sure is, the officials could care less if you die or are murdered. The only act they will not withhold is the coroner body wagon.

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  • continuedMay 24, 2013 - 10:07 pm

    Zimmerman was sentenced to life in prison. But keep an eye on it, he'll probably be paroled or get out some mysterious way. Pierson was not involved in the sentencing or trial that imprisoned Zimmerman. In one trial against a violent mentally ill armed person who claimed to have influence with Pierson according to affidavits undisputed in federal and state court cases, seemed so convincing to Gary Lacy, the man's bail was a quarter million dollars. In addition to the armed person who was also campaigning for Pierson with large signs on his property, The mans trial was fixed! Certain eye witnesses that could prove he committed perjury were barred from testifying while non-witnesses were allowed to lie about this mans character, contrary to a whole neighborhood he terrorized. In fact police logs show over 50 calls to his residence in only a few years. This man, who publically published his mental records, has been released back into society after Vern Pierson mock prosecuted him when 10 or more eye witnesses proved his crime, yet somehow without objection from Pierson's team The Judge ordered the jury to believe the defendant was "truthful and honest." Therefore, the jury could no convict a "truthful and honest" man, contrary to the eyewitness. One victim hid and has not filed charges, and this witness was afraid of EDC injustice, thus this man eldoradocountymentalhealth dot com could still be prosecuted by a non corrupt DA and judge. In fact, a Grand Jury Complaint GJ07-007 was filed about this case and Judge Wagoner threatened to arrest and fine the persons who filed the complaint. He was punished by the California Judicial Counsel in 2009, mentioned in this other punishment in 2011 cjp.ca.gov/res/docs/public_admon/Wagoner_DO_9-13-11.pdf Judge Wagoner also feels compelled to ignore United States law and use his own "discretion." He had this woman kidnapped, tortured and imprisoned. Yet he had no authority to do so. How come he is still on the bench? Because the press has abandoned justice and merely mentions these cases with a spin in favor of the judge, regardless of this corruption and stench from the bench. One woman was tortured by the sheriffs dept and received a 6 figure settlement and no one was punished, another woman's home was raided, her dogs shot and the person they were looking for had been setting in some prison during the raid looking for him. Shoot first ask questions later! This is not necessary. The couple who Wagoner was going to arrest for "contacting the grand jury" sued the county. Senator Dave Cox, El Dorado and Sacramento County Republican Party came to the rescue and submitted evidence showing that El Dorado County Board of Supervisors conspired with Ted Gaines, most of EDC elected officials to create "false arrest reports" against critics of the county to discredit whistle blowers. This ended Helen Baumann's political career when after she was caught lying, see ex. A1-A3, and Jeff Neves stepped down during this time, as he was caught lying by the party regarding this. A recording exists from El Dorado County Mental Health showing that "DA Pierson and Neves, interfered with mental health who was asking them to be "more proactive." How can a sheriff of DA obstruct Mental Health officials who are Dr.'s and get away with this behavior! Vern Pierson was lucky again and they funneled the federal case to the same Magistrate Brennan who did nothing to prevent the murder of John O'Sullivan. In fact, Brennan denied a federal motion for a protective order in the same time period John O'Sullivan was murdered, making way for the mental patient to act upon his murder threats and assaults, some recorded on video. There were 5 restraining orders protecting dozens of people, but Vern Pierson would not enforce them to protect complainants of his negligence. A rational basis was never provided. In fact, the same man he freed on bail, was caught shoplifting and threatened to murder 3 workers including the former asst. manager at Holiday Market, and the county would not file charges against this man. Apparently, it would have given credence to our claims of negligence. Amazingly, people will defend this type of behavior and attack the messenger. I think the problem is, that if your not an insider or your perpetrator happens to be friends, or favored by officials in power, fixing their violent felonies will overshadow the damages done to crime victims who only want "equal justice." Eventually, there has to be maybe one person in law enforcement, like what the cjp.ca.gov did, and investigate these tyrants here. People are being murdered, assaulted, and harassed for casting the light of truth on the behavior of officials who have lost their neutrality. Is the above behavior good for El Dorado County? It's all documented in the court records, yet nobody really knows about it, and I suspect some would find it hard to believe people in government can be so callous. I wish all the best, and Ty you be real careful. One thing for sure is, the officials could care less if you die or are murdered. The only act they will not withhold is the coroner body wagon.

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  • Just sayingMay 24, 2013 - 10:36 pm

    Placerville is filled with citizen's in power or wealth who turn a blind eye to this type of corruption. From a sociological point of view, El Dorado County is a throwback of old south prejiduce. Though there are only a handful full of African Americans here, the disdain is not skin color, it is against those who object to abuse of power or selective treatment. The record shows that officials here revel in the freedom to oppress victims of abuse. In fact the State supreme court made this comment, "The El Dorado County judiciary's penchant for doing things its own way has run afoul of a state appeals court." Read more here: http://www.sacbee.com/2012/05/27/4519236/public-eye-appeals-court-tosses.html#storylink=cpy Everyone up to the Supreme Court knows that El Dorado County is corrupt. They lose cases outside of this jurisdiction and sacramento jurisdiction. But the rest of the world see's this county and its rulers as corrupt. They are laughing stalks to the world, but here, the county is their oyster. What a shame for the residents.

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  • hope around the cornerMay 24, 2013 - 11:09 pm

    In non corrupt counties, They imprison elected officials for "influence peddling" obstruction of justice and corruption. http://www.google.com/search?q=orange+county+sheriff+in+prison&rlz= It will happen here, I think higher ups are just reigning in supporters also. A big cleanup by honest officials will happen! This is still the good ole USA, not the good ole BOY.

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  • Corruption in your faceMay 24, 2013 - 11:56 pm

    This shows beyond a doubt that corruption in El Dorado County is not being hid! It's public record that Judge James Wagoner not only "obstruct a grand jury investigation" but intimidated and threatened witnesses outside of the bench and protection of his court room see Wagoners crimes, http://cjp.ca.gov/res/docs/public_admon/Wagoner_DO_9-13-11.pdf In Orange County a few hours away, it was public record that Elected Sheriff Mike Carona also "obstructed a grand jury investigation." Non corrupt DA's and officials did their job and prosecuted open crime by officials and Sheriff Mike Carona was sentenced to 5.5 years on prison. see http://www.latimes.com/news/la-me-carona28-2009apr28,0,366578.story Our DA knows these crimes are being committed by these officials and does nothing? Is this corruption or are you allowed to discriminate and put Sheriffs in prison but not Judges? Does staying out of jail cost money so the DA looks the other way? Why is the DA looking the other way in El Dorado County and the DA in Orange County is doing what he i sworn to do?

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  • Crime FighterMay 25, 2013 - 8:28 am

    I support Ty for standing up to the DA for telling a complete lie about the reason Mr. Justin is not being charged. You would think the criminals in the DA office could come up with something better than Dennis Justin not being at the scene of the crime when we all know the is Bull Pucky, Here we have the DA Bill Clark and Vern Pierson telling lies. The can be trust in this people. Ironicly they have a "big murder" case on trial up here in Tahoe and they look like incompetent criminals themselves.

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  • 1036-FrankMay 25, 2013 - 8:56 am

    What appears to have been part of this is that the state of Nevada has in certain rural areas people that are "Justices of the Peace" these people are not required to have law degrees, almost impossible to believe in this day, and many times they are the "Good ol' Boys" ring-leader, several of these JP's have been dismissed for gross incompetence. I assume that someone forgot to check the law in Cal first mistake, and sent these unlicensed "Bounty Hunters" into Cal who contacted the SLT-PD who apparently knew of this action, second major mistake, and this action was a direct result of ignorance of law and procedure and bad results were seen which could of been much worse. Once this was uncovered it was then time for the DA to take action, not the least and lowest charges but the most serious should of been charged, by charging a low misd. for one defendant, where are the others? And plea bargaining the case down to nothing is a serious disservice to the public and a dangerous precedent. Every person needs to ask, what if this untrained, unlicensed, illegal goon-squad showed up at their door with a battering ram?

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  • Unbelievably CorruptMay 25, 2013 - 9:45 am

    The question is "Is Vern Pierson's office corrupt." Cases have to be scrutinized by Judges and you'd think that corruption would be caught by judges who are supposed to be independent of influence. So Vern Pierson would have to have some sort of influence on a Judge if he was corrupt. Hummm let's see... Oh here is a case where the Elected Sheriff of Orange County did not have influence. LA time April 28 2009 by Christine Hanley, "Mike Carona's fall from "America's Sheriff" to convicted felon reached bottom Monday as a federal judge gave Orange County's former top law enforcement officer a half-hour lecture about honesty before sentencing him to 5 1/2 years in prison for attempting to obstruct a grand jury investigation." LA Times So "Obstructing a Grand Jury" is a "Felony," in Orange County California Who in El Dorado County can prosecute Felon's or give them a get out of jail free card? I think that is Vern Pierson... In The California Judicial counsel [just google Wagoner and cjp] prosecuted Judge James Wagoner several times, but in 2o11 case where Judge Wagoner was busted for arresting private citizens he didn't like stated in 2009: "He wrote a letter to a married couple, who had submitted information to the grand jury, ordering them to "cease and desist" contact with the grand jury about matters which they had been advised the grand jury no longer desired contact." CJP. CA. GOV Sept. 13 2001 signed Honorable Judith P. McConnell Chairperson. Yet Wagoner also lied because the Grand Jury did not Advise the couple they no longer desired contact. In fact they hid the case GJ07-007 from the 2007 annual reports, and Wagoner was the so called "advisor." This is real stinky stuff here. So we see a illogical conundrum where Orange County California enforces law, but El Dorado County uses criminals on the bench to influence jury's. OMG! This is the greatest evil power one can have in a government system! How can this be? Obviously it reflects on the IQ of the voters in El Dorado County, and other law enforcement agencies that also turn a blind eye to corruption. The mafia called this "Omerta." So, the silver lining for Vern Pierson is that if he looks the other way, and does not prosecute James Wagoner like Orange County did to Elected Sheriff Mike Carona, Vern Pierson has influence and power over a Judge he could theoretically arrest if he does not help him get a higher conviction rate making him good for reelection. This calls into question every case Wagoner has ruled over! Yet nobody does anything! We don't know why Vern Pierson is not arresting or at least investigating Judge James Wagoner for the Felony of "obstructing a grand jury investigation," among other crimes that may have been committed. But what we do not is that it has been proven that Judge James Wagoner "obstructed a Grand Jury." We know that counties that are not corrupt arrest officials for that because it is a "felony" and you can go to prison. But if criminals run the criminal justice system, the county is their personal bank account! We know in El Dorado County that James Wagoner is getting a pass that Mike Carona did not get. We know that there is a bias and "conflict of interest" between the Prosecutor Vern Pierson and Judge James Wagoner. We know that Judicial Cannon requires Judges to at least step down from bias that can cause overt corruption to be perceived by society about the California Superior Court. "Outsiders" who have to use the El Dorado County Courts are barred from justice. Insiders love this because they can profit from the hold Vern Pierson has over James Wagoner for not investigating or prosecuting, NOT, "alleged corruption" but corruption found to be true by the "Chairperson" Judith P. McConnell of the Judicial Counsel. When Mike Carona was prosecuted he "allegedly" obstructed a grand jury. James Wagner did it according to evidence and CJP. Vern Pierson ignores open and shut cases that can put his colleagues in prison! This is the very definition and example of corruption, the very worst in the USA! So yes we see that Ty is simply another "outsider" being shafted by the corruption we see is open and not even questionable that it exists! There is no doubt that El Dorado County is Corrupt. What is scary is that Federal Agents are aware of this also and they seem to be corrupt to and do nothing. This is simply a sign of the times and proof democracy in the USA is no better than a corrupt 3rd world country that Vern Pierson and the like of him is insuring will take place due to corruption!

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  • Empty Democrat sensoring thisMay 25, 2013 - 10:01 am

    The question is "Is Vern Pierson's office corrupt." Cases have to be scrutinized by Judges and you'd think that corruption would be caught by judges who are supposed to be independent of influence. So Vern Pierson would have to have some sort of influence on a Judge if he was corrupt. Hummm let's see... Oh here is a case where the Elected Sheriff of Orange County did not have influence. LA time April 28 2009 by Christine Hanley, "Mike Carona's fall from "America's Sheriff" to convicted felon reached bottom Monday as a federal judge gave Orange County's former top law enforcement officer a half-hour lecture about honesty before sentencing him to 5 1/2 years in prison for attempting to obstruct a grand jury investigation." LA Times So "Obstructing a Grand Jury" is a "Felony," in Orange County California Who in El Dorado County can prosecute Felon's or give them a get out of jail free card? I think that is Vern Pierson... In The California Judicial counsel [just google Wagoner and cjp] prosecuted Judge James Wagoner several times, but in 2o11 case where Judge Wagoner was busted for arresting private citizens he didn't like stated in 2009: "He wrote a letter to a married couple, who had submitted information to the grand jury, ordering them to "cease and desist" contact with the grand jury about matters which they had been advised the grand jury no longer desired contact." CJP. CA. GOV Sept. 13 2001 signed Honorable Judith P. McConnell Chairperson. Yet Wagoner also lied because the Grand Jury did not Advise the couple they no longer desired contact. In fact they hid the case GJ07-007 from the 2007 annual reports, and Wagoner was the so called "advisor." This is real stinky stuff here. So we see a illogical conundrum where Orange County California enforces law, but El Dorado County uses criminals on the bench to influence jury's. OMG! This is the greatest evil power one can have in a government system! How can this be? Obviously it reflects on the IQ of the voters in El Dorado County, and other law enforcement agencies that also turn a blind eye to corruption. The mafia called this "Omerta." So, the silver lining for Vern Pierson is that if he looks the other way, and does not prosecute James Wagoner like Orange County did to Elected Sheriff Mike Carona, Vern Pierson has influence and power over a Judge he could theoretically arrest if he does not help him get a higher conviction rate making him good for reelection. This calls into question every case Wagoner has ruled over! Yet nobody does anything! We don't know why Vern Pierson is not arresting or at least investigating Judge James Wagoner for the Felony of "obstructing a grand jury investigation," among other crimes that may have been committed. But what we do not is that it has been proven that Judge James Wagoner "obstructed a Grand Jury." We know that counties that are not corrupt arrest officials for that because it is a "felony" and you can go to prison. But if criminals run the criminal justice system, the county is their personal bank account! We know in El Dorado County that James Wagoner is getting a pass that Mike Carona did not get. We know that there is a bias and "conflict of interest" between the Prosecutor Vern Pierson and Judge James Wagoner. We know that Judicial Cannon requires Judges to at least step down from bias that can cause overt corruption to be perceived by society about the California Superior Court. "Outsiders" who have to use the El Dorado County Courts are barred from justice. Insiders love this because they can profit from the hold Vern Pierson has over James Wagoner for not investigating or prosecuting, NOT, "alleged corruption" but corruption found to be true by the "Chairperson" Judith P. McConnell of the Judicial Counsel. When Mike Carona was prosecuted he "allegedly" obstructed a grand jury. James Wagner did it according to evidence and CJP. Vern Pierson ignores open and shut cases that can put his colleagues in prison! This is the very definition and example of corruption, the very worst in the USA! So yes we see that Ty is simply another "outsider" being shafted by the corruption we see is open and not even questionable that it exists! There is no doubt that El Dorado County is Corrupt. What is scary is that Federal Agents are aware of this also and they seem to be corrupt to and do nothing. This is simply a sign of the times and proof democracy in the USA is no better than a corrupt 3rd world country that Vern Pierson and the like of him is insuring will take place due to corruption!

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  • oops cache was to slowMay 25, 2013 - 10:03 am

    Cache was to slow sorry about the double post, but maybe if you read it twice, it will click!

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  • Get Rich Quick SchemeMay 25, 2013 - 11:46 am

    Any "Lawman" want 2.9 million dollars? It's possible if you take on officials who, according to LA Times, exposes officials who "obstruct Grand Jury's." Perhaps one of the Grand Jury members who were "disbanded" would like 1.9 million dollars for the task of spilling the beans on corruption. http://www.latimes.com/local/lanow/la-me-ln-sheriff-retaliation-20130426,0,7663215.post

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  • California TaxpayerMay 25, 2013 - 12:40 pm

    Hmm, not sure if my comment were censored or they don't link the links pointin gout Vern Pierson is the DA **and** IT Director for El Dorado County. He is double dipping and getting rich, yet bot the DA and IT services are in bad shape. In Lake Tahoe news last week an IT computer glitch caused hundreds of people to show up for jury duty at the same time. The DA says they are over worked and under staffed, yet Mr. Pierson in raking in about $300,000.00 dollar a year not including his bribe money. The court workers are suffering and the citizens of El Dorado County are all suffering because of the corruption and greed. Thank Mountain Democrat for shedding light on this and please keep these kinds of stories coming, there seems to be a lot of talk of government corruption from Washington to Main St. Placerville lately.

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  • Court WatcherMay 25, 2013 - 12:44 pm

    DA Vern Pierson wears 2 hats and is a double dipping. HERE are El Dorado County's 2011 salary packages. http://publicpay.ca.gov/Reports/Counties/County.aspx?entityid=9&fiscalyear=2011 Vern Pierson comes in at around a paltry $220,000. But don't forget the additional (I think it is) ~$100,000 for being in charge of IT. Now see the DA and IT fiasco in the So. Lake Tahoe court (El Dorado) under Vern Pierson's watch as about 1,000 people were called for jury duty and the same time! Vern Pierson is destroying the public trust and ignoring the US Constitution "Equal Protection clause" - Vern Pierson and his sidekick ADA Bill Clark are a disgrace and need to resign so trust and faith can be restored in the El Dorado DA office.

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  • Get the CRIMINALS out of the DA officeMay 25, 2013 - 2:33 pm

    After reading this and Ty's blogs, one thing come to mind, didn’t South Tahoe Police officer Johnny Poland just take a GUILTY plea to "obstructing justice" "concealing evidence” “fabricating” and “protecting criminals and drug/meth dealing gang bangers”... Now here we have the District Attorney Bill Clark and Vern Pierson doing the same things like "obstructing justice" "concealing evidence” “fabricating” and “protecting criminals”. Like the sign in the picture of the news story (print edition) Get the CRIMINALS out of the DA office.

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  • Mountain RepublicanMay 25, 2013 - 4:32 pm

    DA Vern Pierson give your bribe money back and clean this up. You are making the party Republican look bad here.

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  • Catch me if you canMay 26, 2013 - 1:07 pm

    Any bounty hunters that come kicking in my door would be leaving in body bags!

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  • In MemoryMay 27, 2013 - 10:22 am

    http://johnmichaelosullivan.ning.com/ will not be protesting because El Dorado County officials under the watchful eye of Board of Supervisors actually supervised the murder of John

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  • Call to action to the FBI or DOJMay 27, 2013 - 10:37 am

    As you see, the press refuses to report the whole story, but at least they opening discussion. I hope Cole doesn't get fired. John O'Sullivan cannot speak out at this protest because he sued the county and Vern Pierson. He was seeking justice because he was being disfavored over a retired sheriff who was stalking John and threatening to murder him. If you sue Vern Pierson and someone is threatening to murder you, even if you have video evidence and a crowd of witnesses, Vern Pierson will pretend that there is not evidence and order deputies, and El Dorado County Mental Health to ignore complaints and allow a potential murderer to kill and silence his critics. I can truthfully say this because it happened and it is part of US History now! These are facts that will live on forever in the annals of El Dorado County! Furthermore, Judges like James Wagoner will arrest protesters and threaten to arrest them without legal authority and under his own power like a common rapist, molester or kidnapper. Other El Dorado County Judges do nothing and enjoy his company. They turn a blind eye and pretend this doesn't affect them. The Federal Magistrate Edmund F. Brennan will fabricate the complaint from the complainant's allegations. Brennan will totally ignore a civil right claim and make up allegations that are not alleged by the plaintiff, and you cannot afford to complain further. Their system of corruption is diabolically brilliant. His is pretending that you had your day in court and dismiss the complaints by lying to a Federal Judge England or others, after several years of draining your finances. This allowing fellow attorneys to steal money from boards of supervisors who approve funding attorneys millions of tax dollars in an attorney fee scam to thwart justice against human/civil right abusers in office when they get caught. In El Dorado County, this is the best place to seek pubic office because you can control law enforcement and allow your critics to be murdered. At the end of Ceder Ravine entering Placerville is a a huge monument at the roundabout. It was dedicated by the "Druids of California." If you google "are druids evil" most suggest they are and make no bones about it. But the question is why does Placerville's largest monument celebrate association to evil? Sort of an Icon that, regardless of antiquity or basis, isn't surprising. The FBI and DOJ will laugh at you if you complain in Sacramento to them. The problem occurs when crime victims of stalking penal code 636.9, are being stalked by friends of officials who go off the deep end. Apparantly, People like Wagoner or Pierson feel that it's okay to fix felonies. They don't hide it, because perhaps the whole system has been infiltrated by party approved cronies who turn a blind eye. In that sense, anybody doing social science sociology research will find El Dorado County a petri dish to study corruption and its ability to reach into federal government. If you complain and report certain favored friends who have influence, the perpetrator becomes aware that he is being given immunity by police inaction. Police have a right to not act but only if the police inaction is due to a "rational basis." In one case the perp had "manic depressive psychosis" and "personality disorders" documented in public record. Delusions are part of these diagnosis. So when he was being allowed to commit violent crimes, he believed that he could be deluded to believe that he was being encouraged and doing a favor to the community by escalating the violence. The 9th circuit court of appeals discovered how deadly this official behavior was. In fact in Macias v. Ihde it was "murder by proxy" used to end complaints and silence victim's who officials had let down through negligence of violating equal access to police services, where personal vengeance obstructs justice, they said "causing the murder" and not blaming the actual murderer, whom they said were the officials like Pierson or Wagoner. Unless the state or federal step in, these incidences will repeat themselves, as they already have. This is a pattern of conduct seen over a decade without checks and balances working to insure public safety. I'm not saying this happens a lot in El Dorado county, but I think others are showing it happens to much, and people are being murdered, assaulted, forced to leave their homes and livelihoods, by criminals wearing badges and black robes. So if you are considering reporting crime to the police here, you better hope to God they are not friends or have family friends of Vern Pierson our Judge Wagoner. Because when you complain, they will let nature take its course, in the case of violent crime, and allow murder to occur in order to silence your complaint. Others who understand this, move away. I wish I could leave USA because of Vern Pierson and Judge James Wagoner, and I've not been arrested or charged a crime! I simply reported crime, without knowing I was reporting friends of theirs who had their corrupt influence. Nobody will help you! The ultimate result is that of this man, John O'Sullivan! RIP! May you see justice one day!

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  • complaint processMay 27, 2013 - 11:01 am

    http://cjp.ca.gov/file_a_complaint.htm Anybody in California has a right to unseat a judge by filing a Counsel on Judicial Performance. You do not have to be be a party victim. All are victims of this Judge, or you can be a party victim you never know If your conscience as a citizen turning a blind eye is bothering you, you can get relief. Wagoner had been found guilty twice by the CJP, once for "Obstructing a Grand Jury." Look up his case google Wagoner and cjp. Look up Mike Carona arrested, and learn he is an elected sheriff imprisoned for 5.5 years for "obstructing a grand jury." Vern Pierson has as duty to prosecute Wagoner just like Mike Carona was persecuted, but Vern Pierson gets favorable Judicial influence if he doesn't prosecute Judge James Wagoner. This is a "conflict of interest" and a "bias" in violation of Wagoners Judicial Cannon, and he must not be allowed to be a Judge, but you have to file a complaint and let the CJP you do not approve. I think this will end this mans trail of corruption and set an example to El Dorado County the people have power over them. EDC has it wrong! We are in charge! Show them! Local press has covered this story up, as you can see. Thank You

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  • Ty RobbenMay 28, 2013 - 12:01 pm

    Wow, thanks for the positive feedback. We also made contact with the El Dorado County folks that handle "recalls"... Recall Vern Pierson?

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  • End El Dorado corruptionMay 28, 2013 - 2:01 pm

    News flash: El Dorado County official arrested on perjury, falsifying docs - Raymond Nutting booked into county jail.

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  • BAR ASSCOCIATION COMPLAINTMay 28, 2013 - 4:56 pm

    http://www.calbar.ca.gov/Attorneys/LawyerRegulation/FilingaComplaint.aspx I would also recommend a filing a complaint with the BAR against Pierson. He is selectively prosecuting individuals for corruption, while engaging in more grevious corruption covering up violence.

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  • Poor Empty DemocratMay 28, 2013 - 5:03 pm

    What is funny is that it must be hard for the so called journalists of this rag to have to cover up the real corruption, and then another corruption story pops up about BOSD2 Ray Nutting! I don't believe any BOS investigated would be able to come clean, "failure to report rent," voting on issues where they had no property interest, come on! that's what goes in in P ville for a century now! I think journalism at the Empty Democrat will ruin a potential career of any writer. This "oldest paper" in the west has been covering up for political party members, and a job here is no asset!

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  • Marsy's LawMay 30, 2013 - 10:57 am

    Marsy's Law Marsy's Law, the California Victims' Bill of Rights Act of 2008, is an Amendment to the state's Constitution and certain Penal Code sections enacted by voters through the initiative process in the November 2008 general election. The Act protects and expands the legal rights of victims of crime to include 17 rights in the judicial process, including the right to legal standing, any delinquency proceeding, involving a post-arrest release decision, plea, sentencing protection from the defendant, notification of all court proceedings, and restitution, as well as granting parole boards far greater powers to deny inmates parole http://www.edcgov.us/Government/ELDODA/Marsy_s_Law.aspx

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  • Crime Victims Bill of Rights not in El Dorado CntyMay 30, 2013 - 11:21 am

    OMG! That means Vern Pierson violated our california constitutional rights by ignoring "Marcy's Law." OMG! Oh I'm sure they excluded El Dorado County officials from obedience to that too! These cases failed to acknowledge or properly prosecute criminal acts of "violence," "murder threats," $5000.00 vandalism, tresspassing, in addition to 5 restraining orders ignored by Vern Pierson to allow a stalker to assault and even murder crime victims complaining about Vern fixing felonies for his pals. Again, this is public record, and no "rational basis," Enquist v. Oregon, has never been provided to remove allegations of violating crime victim bill of rights. Vern Pierson, in spirit, has one of those stickers of a backward hat wearing red neck wee weeing on the "Crime victims bill of rights" on his truck, in spirit mind you! He could care less! These cases were proof of the violation of victims rights in some form or other P05CRF0446-1 P{lSCRF0511 -1, P06CRM0281 -1, P06CRM2100-1

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  • Ty RobbenMay 31, 2013 - 10:45 am

    From the Dennis Justin's lawyer: This document from Dennis Justin's lawyer, Mr. Forbes, shows "uncontested facts" written by Mr. Forbes and prove Dennis Justin was at the "crime scene" at my house. Summary Of Uncontested And Contested Facts. a. Uncontested Facts. The parties 4. On October 18, 2012 Dennis and another bail agent, Doug Lewis, knocked at Todd's front door and identified themselves as bail agents for Justin Bros.

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  • occupy placervilleMay 31, 2013 - 3:52 pm

    Occupy movement missed the point. They should realize that the 1 percent are people like Vern Pierson and other corrupt officials. www.occupyplacerville.com

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  • Ty RobbenJune 04, 2013 - 11:16 am

    **UPDATE** June 04, 2013 Dennis Justin admits to being at the CRIME SCENE at my home in a sworn statement! See http://nevadastatepersonnelwatch.wordpress.com/2013/06/04/dennis-justin-of-the-justin-brothers-bail-bonds-admits-he-was-at-the-crime-scene-and-makes-the-wild-accusation-robben-is-being-investigated-by-sltpd-for-threatening-governor-jerry-brown/

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  • busted!June 04, 2013 - 11:28 am

    Okay, so now Vern Pierson's statement "we have no proof," that the guy was there. So now, the US Supreme Court demands that a "rational basis" for continued favoritism where certain favored individuals are not prosecuted, even when they admit "being responsible. Enquist v. Oregon was originated from the our circuit courts in Olech v. Willowbrook. The supreme court demands that officials no longer arbitrary enforced the law, especially when it violates the californis constitution, Marcy's Law, Article 28.

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  • TY Robben AKA “Top Ramen” Free At Last – All charges dropped | Nevada State Personnel WatchApril 12, 2014 - 9:48 pm

    […] page A1 | May 24, 2013 ~~~ LINK – Man protests alleged corruption outside courthouse, DA’s Office ~~~ Substantial contextual commentary by Ty Robben is on this […]

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  • EvelynApril 13, 2014 - 7:01 am

    @ 9:48 pm: Thanks for bringing this up.

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  • Phil VeerkampApril 13, 2014 - 7:41 am

    LINK - Calif. State Court of Appeals to Investigate DA Vern Pierson’s Work ~~~ "NUTTING APPEAL RECEIVES RARE APPROVAL FROM THE THIRD APPELLATE DISTRICT COURT. The Court generally rejects 95% of the appeals it receives. The Court will now review the issues of the District Attorney’s misinstruction of the Grand Jury, The Deputy Attorney General’s misinterpretation of Penal Code Section 115, and the Deputy Attorney General’s failure to properly inform the Presiding Judge as to the correct source and nature of the grant funds. . . . "

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  • Phil VeerkampApril 13, 2014 - 8:00 am

    Vern Pierson ~~~ Vern Pierson for District Attorney ~~~ 2685 Frascati ~~~ El Dorado Hills, CA 95762 ~~~ Warning Letter Re: FPPC Case No. 14/292; In the Matter of Vern Pierson and Vern ~~~ Pierson for District AttorneY ~~~ Dear Mr. Pierson: ~~~ The Fair Political Practices Commission ("FPPC") enforces the provisions of the Political Reform Act ("Act"), found in Government Code section 81000, et seq. This letter is in response to a complaint previously forwarded to you. The FPPC has completed its investigation of the facts in this matter. Specifically, the FPPC found that you violated the Act's campaign disclosure provisions with regard to loans made to your committee and that you also violated the Act's "one bank account per campaign" requirement as evidenced when you reimbursed yourself for $4,100 for campaign expenses you paid with personal funds without first depositing that amount in the campaign bank account. ~~~ The Act provides that candidates and committees . . . ~~~ http://nevadastatepersonnelwatch.files.wordpress.com/2014/04/pierson-letter-from-fppc.pdf

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  • Phil VeerkampApril 13, 2014 - 8:30 am

    . . . "The Court will now review the issues of the District Attorney’s misinstruction of the Grand Jury regarding the required Hedgecôck “Materiality” Standard for a violation of Pėnal Code Section 118 (a), perjury related to form 700, Statement of Economic Interest; The Deputy Attorney General’s misinterpretation of Pėnal Code Section 115 causing Nutting to be improperly overcharged; and the District Attorney and the Deputy Attorney General’s failure to properly inform the Presiding Judge as to the correct source and nature of the grant funds, thus causing the Court to err in its denial of Nutting’s 995 Motion to Dismiss count number four. . . . ------ http://nevadastatepersonnelwatch.wordpress.com/2014/04/12/calif-state-court-of-appeals-to-investigate-da-vern-piersons-work/

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  • EvelynApril 13, 2014 - 12:38 pm

    James: Yesterday you asked for more info about Ty Robben. Today this article surfaced. It is the important BACK STORY.

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  • EvelynApril 15, 2014 - 6:49 pm

    Tahoe man Released after local DA's office Disqualified -- New DA Drops Charges - HERE: Ty Robbins has always claimed that he was the victim of a politically motivated prosecution in Nevada for being a high-level governmental whistleblower. His claims included that the El Dorado County District Attorney was working in concert with Nevada authorities in this political witch hunt. [Robben] spent nearly a month in a Nevada jail before a new DA stepped in to review the case and subsequently setting Robbens free finding the charges without substance.

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