The corruption and illegal acts of the Federal Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco and Firearms; ATF; BATF; BATFE.

This website will demonstrate the abusive methodology that is used by the Federal Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco and firearms. The methodology that is used by the ATF, in this case ATF Agent Eric W. Crowder and company as well as California Department of Justice agents, is based on character assassination, thought crimes and fabrication of evidence as well as not knowing and ignoring state law .

Of note is the ATF practice of authorizing various demil’s of weapons that are imported into the United States under the authority of U.S. Customs. These demils of machine gun parts kits are changed frequently by the ATF in an effort to use as a basis for a search warrant.

ATF Agent Crowder obtained his search warrant of my property in large part stating that I intended (thought police) to build a machinegun because I owned “different iterations” of the same parts kits. Different iterations according to the ATF and agent Crowder means that I owned two different types of ATF authorized demil’s and therefore I was intending to put these two kits together. So it would appear that ATF intentionally changes the demil process so that they can obtain search warrants of citizens property.

In addition, this website will expose felonies committed by ATF agent Crowder, his minions and agents of the California Department of Justice.

This website will also expose Crowder’s and the ATF incompetence, lies, fabrication of evidence, civil rights (Crowder and the ATF feel that civil rights are so 1960s) violations and obsolescence of the Federal Bureau of Alcohol Tobacco and Firearms.

In his search warrant affidavit Crowder admits that he has only investigated or been a part of someone else’s investigation at a rate of only around 6 per year. Seriously, with international terrorism, drug cartel violence and Government corruption, this is the most they work?

The ATF is like the maytag repairman of the Federal Government having to find something to do just to reach 6 cases investigated and assisted per year. What do they do with their spare time? Go shopping and probably take care of a great deal of personal business no doubt.

Although there is an abundance of Special Agent Eric W. Crowder oddities that I will discuss in this case some of the most revealing is missing jewelry and valuables after the search warrant, the wanton destruction of property during the raid (ATF has to have cool names for their “OPERATIONS” so Crowder called this one “OPERATION CROWS NEST” but never defined what a crows nest was or where my crows nest was located) and the juvenile and out of control practices by the ATF.

The things the ATF was designed for are now well regulated by the States and the ATF is in fact obsolete. They don’t have enough to do and they must make work for themselves while awaiting their fat pension at the end of the rainbow. In this website I will argue for the abolition of the Law Enforcement division of the ATF and the current agents transfer to ICE, Border Patrol or customs so they will have something to do to earn their fat pensions and not simply be an additional useless layer of the federal government duplicating the laws and the authority of the states.

I will encourage readers to contact their Congressmen and request that the Law Enforcement branch of the ATF be abolished and that they find duties for these bored federal agents with a division of federal law enforcement that is more active and faces more risks than the risk free ATF.

 

 

SOUVENIR PHOTOGRAPHS AND SOUVENIR THEFT OF PROPERTY (BURGLARY?) WHEN EXECUTING SEARCH WARRANTS

In my training as a Law Enforcement Officer I was trained in evidence collection which included photographic evidence. I was trained in evidence collection in the basic law enforcement academy as well as a specialized crime scene investigation school. Never would we photograph officers in an evidence photograph. Any flagging of evidence was done with a number card and the evidence had to be photographed twice, once in situ without the number and then with the number.

In law enforcement circles photographs of officers placed unnecessarily in evidence photographs are called souvenir photographs. Another souvenir problem in law enforcement is the theft of property during searches and investigations. This occurs by officers intentionally stealing property as a keep sake of the investigation or for pure greedy personal gain.

The following photographs are blow ups of evidence photographs that were taken by ATF agents when they searched my property.

These photographs are in the public domain and are not subject to copyright. They are evidence in a public trial and are not confidential. In addition since Federal Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco, Firearms and Explosives chose to include their faces in court evidence photographs they are not confidential. They may claim they are subject to undercover work and their anonymity is essential but they cannot make souvenir photos for their scrap booking pleasure and take photos of themselves yucking it up during a search warrant execution.

Please feel free to share these photos since they are public domain and have no copyright.

Please keep a file copy of this webpage so that when the Federal Government takes it down it will live forever in cyberspace through the efforts of legal gun owners in the United States.

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This is my letter to Congressman Doug LaMalfa and Senator Kamala Harris. This letter discusses the criminal violation of ATF Special Agent Erik W. Crowder and his co-conspirators. A better copy can be found at this link:

https://drive.google.com/open?id=164n2j0FxFt6vB3ehj0mjEsMho1Yr_dBo

If you believe as I do that the ATF needs better things to do such as fighting the drug cartels then consider sending this email to your Congressman and Senator:

Email Subject Abolishment-Reassignment of all ATF Special Agents to more appropriate and productive duties with I.C.C, Border Patrol or U.S. Customs.

 

Dear Senator/Congressman,______________________________________, This letter is to make a request that the funding and structure of the ATF be transferred to other duties. The reason for this request is because the ATF is an antiquated and outdated organization that is simply making work to justify their existence since they are nothing more than a repetitive agency designed in 1927 to chase moonshiners. In our modern, computerized world, Alcohol, Tobacco, Firearms and Explosives are very well regulated by the individual States and the ATF is a repetitive and unnecessary layer of overpaid bureaucracy that would better serve the public by enforcing the “CURRENT THREATS” to our nation which do not include Moonshiners. I request that you petition the Congress to abolish the Law Enforcement arm of the ATF and reassign this valuable resource to fight the drug cartels and foreign terrorists who are the modern threat to the United States of America, not Moonshiners. ATF Special Agents would better serve the public in enforcement duties with Border Patrol, I.C.E. or U.S. Customs. With the addition of the almost 5000 ATF Special Agents assigned to these critical duties the nation could find the construction of the Great Wall of Mexico, unnecessary.

Signed:_______________ Dated:____________________

 

Doug La Malfa, Congressman                                                        11 September 2018

322 Cannon House Office Building

Washington, DC 20515

 

Kamala Harris, Senator

112 Hart Senate Office Building
Washington, D.C. 20510

 

From:

David Edward Martin

3108 Aloha Lane

Chico, California 95973

 

Subject:

Federal Bureau of Alcohol Tobacco Firearms and Explosives, Special Agent Erik W. Crowder, investigation for Bankruptcy fraud.

 

Subject:

Report of Violation of California Penal Code Section 30600 (a) by ATF agent Erik W. Crowder and California Department of Justice Agents Brad Ehrman and Lee Careaga. Possible violation of California Penal Code Section 182.

Unlawful Acts Relating to Assault Weapons
30600.

(a) Any person who, within this state, manufactures or causes to be manufactured……any assault weapon………is guilty of a felony, and upon conviction shall be punished by imprisonment pursuant to subdivision (h) of Section 1170 for four, six, or eight years.

 

 

(5) To commit any act injurious to the public health, to public morals, or to pervert or obstruct justice, or the due administration of the laws.

They are punishable as follows:

When they conspire to commit any other felony, they shall be punishable in the same manner and to the same extent as is provided for the punishment of that felony. If the felony is one for which different punishments are prescribed for different degrees, the jury or court which finds the defendant guilty thereof shall determine the degree of the felony the defendant conspired to commit.

 

Background:

ATF Agent Erik W. Crowder, of the Sacramento ATF Office was assigned to investigate me for Bankruptcy Fraud as a result of a report from Mathew Manteiv Lakota, who by his own admission, makes his living by filing Americans With Disabilities Act Lawsuits against businesses for non-compliance.

Crowder of his supervisor did not contact me about the reported Bankruptcy Fraud and interview me as a suspect in the case but instead went on a strange tangent of incorporating the manufacture of machineguns and used this to obtain a search warrant of my home.

ATF Mission Statement:

The ATF mission Statement makes no mention of their agency being responsible for investigation of Bankruptcy Fraud.

The mission of ATF is to protect communities from violent criminals, criminal organizations, the illegal use and trafficking of firearms, the illegal use and storage of explosives, acts of arson and bombings, acts of terrorism, and the illegal diversion of alcohol and tobacco products.

https://www.atf.gov/about/who-we-are

Nowhere is there anything in the ATF website indicating that they are the responsible agency for investigating Bankruptcy Fraud.

In point of fact the that Agency Investigates Bankruptcy Fraud is spelled out very clearly on the Department of Justice website:

https://www.justice.gov/ust/report-suspected-bankruptcy-fraud

The website states the following and makes no mention that the ATF are the investigating agency responsible for Bankruptcy Fraud:

Reporting Bankruptcy Fraud

In order to expedite the handling of complaints of criminal violations in the bankruptcy

system, the United States Trustee requires that your complaint be submitted in a signed

letter, bearing your return address and telephone number.

 

Your complaint will be reviewed promptly upon receipt. If the information furnished

establishes a reasonable belief that a criminal violation has occurred, the matter will be

referred to the United States Attorney.

 

If the United States Attorney deems the matter to hold

prosecutorial merit, it will be referred to the appropriate law enforcement agency for

investigation.

 

A clearly written statement containing copies of any available documentation

will expedite this process.

 

The following information should be submitted with your complaint:

  1. Name and address of the person or business you are reporting.
  2. The name of the bankruptcy case, case number, and the location of where the case was

filed.

  1. Any identifying information you may have regarding the individual or the business.
  2. A brief description of the alleged fraud, including how you became aware of the fraud and

when the fraud took place. Please include all supporting documentation.

  1. Identify the type of asset that was concealed and its estimated dollar value, or the amount

of any unreported income, undervalued asset, or other omitted asset or

claim

  1. Your name, address, telephone number, and email address. You are not required to

identify yourself, though it is often helpful to do so if questions arise.

 

Letters may be submitted via e-mail to

USTP.Bankruptcy.Fraud@usdoj.gov

You may also

submit the written letter to one of the following addresses:

 

Office of the

United States Trustee

450 Golden Gate Avenue, 5th Floor, Suite

#05-0153

San Francisco, CA 94102

Tel: (415) 705-3333

Fax: (415) 705-3379

Office of the United States Trustee

1301 Clay Street, Room 690N

Oakland, CA 94612

Tel: (510) 637-3200

Fax: (510) 637-3220

 

Office of the United States Trustee

280 S. First Street, Room 268

San Jose, CA 95113

Tel: (408) 535-5525

Fax: (408) 535-5532

Executive Office for U.S. Trustees

Criminal Enforcement Unit

20 Massachusetts Avenue, NW

Suite 8000

Washington, DC 20530

For more information regarding reporting suspected bankruptcy fraud, please see the

United

States Trustee’s website

You can send this information via email to: USTP.Bankruptcy.Fraud@usdoj.gov (link sends e-mail)

or by mail to:

Office of the U.S. Trustee
ATTN: Office of Criminal Enforcement
George C. Young Federal Building and Courthouse
400 W. Washington Street, Suite 1100
Orlando, FL 32801

 

It is my opinion that Special Agent Crowder personally and under the power and authority of the Federal Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco, Firearms and Explosive (not Bankruptcy) investigated me at the coaxing, influence or wink from Butte County Sheriff Kory Honea because Honea was angry over a letter I had written him which he deemed a “MANIFESTO” (Manifesto is being used politically within the current Law Enforcement and Government Political lexicon to associate citizens with being the newest Unibomber or other terrorist threat).

 

In point of fact my letter to Sheriff Honea was a great courtesy to him in the hopes he would do the right thing, as usual he did not.

 

In Brief, my “MANIFESTO”:

 

One of Sheriff Honea’s Deputy Sheriff’s, Michael Sears, filed a Federal Lawsuit against the Butte County Sheriff’s Office, and Managers, Andrew Duch and John Kuhn for racial discrimination.

 

I had previously exposed to the public the wearing of a Ku Klux Klan hood and robe by on duty Butte County Sheriff’s Deputy’s (two of them), I was in possession of photographs of this incident and the two Butte County Sheriff’s Office Deputy’s modeling the Ku Klux Klan hood and robe while on duty at the Butte County Sheriff’s Administration Building.

Please refer to the Chico Enterprise Record Newspaper article for further details about this incident:

 

https://www.chicoer.com/2006/02/08/pictures-allege-deputies-to-be-in-kkk-gear/

 

Pictures allege deputies to be in KKK gear

By Terry Vau |

PUBLISHED: February 8, 2006 at 12:00 am | UPDATED: April 21, 2018 at 5:43 am

OROVILLE — Decade-old photos allegedly depicting two Butte County sheriff’s officers wearing a hooded Ku Klux Klan outfit have appeared on a former officer’s Web site.

After resigning from the force, David Martin, a veteran 20-year sheriff’s officer, said he downloaded the photos on his personal Internet blog as a criticism of past sheriff’s administrations.

Martin claims he was present one night in the mid-1990s in a downstairs room that then served as the sheriff’s main dispatch center in Oroville, when two fellow officers had themselves photographed wearing a white 1930s-era robe and hood. The outfit was emblazoned with an Oakland KKK chapter emblem. Martin claims it had been collected as either “coroner’s or found property.”

Martin, a regular critic of the Sheriff’s Office before he resigned in 2001, currently has a lawsuit against the county over a workers’ compensation dispute.

Current Sheriff Perry Reniff said last week he attempted to investigate the Web site photos but had little more than “rumor and innuendo” to go on.

Reniff, who was elected sheriff in 2002, well after the alleged photos were taken, said the two officers “rumored” to have posed for the camera are no longer working for the Sheriff’s Office.

“The whole thing bothers me, both the misappropriation of property and a person putting on such a racist garment in our dispatch office,” the sheriff said.

“If an incident of this nature occurred, and it was proven who the individuals were, they would be terminated and prosecuted,” added Reniff.

District Attorney Mike Ramsey also has viewed Martin’s Web site. He believes that while the KKK photos “may be in bad taste, it is not a criminal offense.”

“The Internet is notorious for prevarication and misstatements. We don’t do our investigations based on what someone puts up on a Web site or we’d be doing nothing else,” the district attorney observed.

In his recollection of the 10-year-old incident, Martin claims a then “duty sergeant” no longer working for the Sheriff’s Office “seemed absolutely giddy” as he posed in the Ku Klux Klan garb while taking a call inside the old dispatch room.

Martin alleges an unnamed deputy also had himself photographed in the outfit in a standing position, holding his police baton overhead in one hand.

A female dispatcher who was asked to take the photos later turned the negatives over to Martin, he says.

Martin does not identify either officer on his Web site, and now is only willing to name the sergeant allegedly involved, not the deputy.

The Enterprise-Record has refused to identify either officer without further proof.

Martin claims he complained to his supervisor about the KKK photos at the time, but as far as he knows nothing was done about them.

Mick Grey, who served as sheriff from 1990 through 1998, said he had “absolutely no knowledge” about the photos until they appeared on the ex-officer’s Web site.

“No one ever brought it to my attention. … This is outrageous and never would have been tolerated,” the ex-sheriff said Tuesday after examining the Internet pictures.

Since he didn’t know the identities of those involved, Grey said he couldn’t either confirm or deny allegations one was later promoted.

Reniff also denies being aware of the photos until they appeared on the ex-officer’s Web site.

Reniff said several officers he questioned about the Internet photos remembered hearing “rumors” about such an incident a decade or so ago.

On close inspection, Reniff said, the radios, phones and desk in the background of the photos resembles the old sheriff’s dispatch office, which Reniff notes has not been used since a new center was opened adjacent to the main Sheriff’s Office in 2000.

Though clearly upset by the dated photos, Reniff says, “I can’t control what someone puts on a Web site.”

Reniff also noted Martin’s frequent criticism of the department during his 20-year employment and his current lawsuit against the county.

Martin’s Web site includes a lengthy laundry list of complaints about past sheriff’s administrators

As for the KKK photos, Martin writes: “A guy dressed in a Ku Klux Klan get-up is easy to recognize as a racist, but the person who protects the guy in the get-up can hide behind the power and authority of government and the facade of good public servant.”

 

My letter to Sheriff Kory Honea was in the hopes to stay out of the Michael Sears Racial Discrimination Lawsuit and I hoped that Honea would do the right thing and settle the Lawsuit to Sears satisfaction. I knew little of the Sears Racial Discrimination Lawsuit but what little I was able to ascertain from the internet, it was clear that he had a very provable case. The posting of African American Leaders such as Jesse Jackson in criminal Booking photos on the wall in the office that Sears worked in inside the County Courthouse seemed highly offensive and actionable to me.

 

I had been involved in a previous Federal Lawsuit for reporting such matters as this and my former Attorney took it upon himself to involve me in the Sears case. I was contacted by Sears Attorney, Mr. Winter of Mastagni Law firm of Sacramento, California.

 

I had narrowly escaped 20 plus years of Law Enforcement as a street officer with what was left of my sanity and physical health. I did not wish to take on Mr. Sears battle and had hoped in writing Sheriff Kory Honea about the documents in my Federal lawsuit file that Winters wished to access for the Sears lawsuit, this included the Butte County Sheriff’s Office Running Nigger Target, The Butte County District Attorney Michael L. Ramsey, child Abuse suspect report (California Department of Justice Child Abuse Report Form), The Sheriff’s Sergeant Andrew Duch retention of personal cororners death photos held in a bag o death paper bag and his Butte Waxing Memorandum in which he reported to other employees that he had contaminated other law enforcement officers food by rubbing his unclean rectum with his fingers and then wiping it on their food (bagels) and the Ku Klux Klan photos of on duty Deputy Sheriff’s in the Sheriffs administration building.

 

I had no desire to testify or be in depositions in the Michael Sears racial discrimination lawsuit.

 

My letter, or” MANIFESTO” as Honea or his minion described it to ADA Professional Plaintiff, Mathew Manteiv Lakota, was delivered by hand to the Sheriff’s Office records division in Oroville, California in June 2015.

 

This is a copy of the letter:

 

 

 

Kory Honea, Sheriff-Coroner, Butte County

33 County Center Drive

Oroville, California 95965

 

 

 

SUBJECT: Unethical behavior and State of California BAR ethics violations of Attorney Larry Baumbach as it relates to the Deputy Sheriff Michael Sears Law Suit.

 

Attached is a copy of a letter I recently received from Attorney at Law, Grant A. Winter, who is employed with Mastagni and Holstedt Law Offices.

 

I was very unhappy to receive this letter and consider its origins unethical. I may file a California BAR complaint against Attorney at Law, Larry Baumbach, as a result of his actions in this matter.

 

I have no intent of contacting Mr. Winter or cooperating with him. I have spent the past 13 years trying to forget all of the horrible things that I witnessed during the 20 years I worked for the Butte County Sheriffs Department.

 

 

Attorney Larry Baumbach had no right to bring my name into this Law Suit. He is the most corrupt and unethical Attorney I have ever met and this is from a long list of unbelievably corrupt and unethical attorneys that I have had dealings with.

 

As I stated in my criminal complaint request I left the Butte County Sheriffs Office on very unfavorable circumstances. I don’t think my behavior was wrong in these circumstances, I did not report every unethical, immoral, illegal, or racist incident that I witnessed when I was employed as a Deputy Sheriff with your agency, just the things I considered over the top or that effected the morale and well being of the department and safety of the public.

 

I know I had a reputation for not covering things up and reporting gross violations but trust me when I say that I didn’t report 99 percent of the things that should have been reported.

 

You may remember that when I was placed on California Labor Code 4850 Disability Leave by my treating Doctor back in 2000, the Sheriffs Department simply refused to pay my temporary disability and began issuing me checks for zero. This of course put me in a severe financial bind. It was clearly being done to extort me into settling the 11 July 1997 accident case with Butte County. Extortion has never been above Butte County Administrators.

 

You yourself when working as a District Attorney Investigator acted as security against me when I came to the Auditors office to try to settle my 4850 CLC pay, which I believe I never received the full amount of.

As a result of this I filed a Lawsuit against Butte County and it was finally taken up by Larry Baumbach, Attorney at Law.

 

Larry Baumbach who is second generation German would have made a very obedient and sadistic NAZI. He told me that his clients often told him that he treats them like shit. He seemed proud of this fact. His ego and megalomania is textbook despot. He would constantly talk down to me, yet if I barked back he would cower down immediately. The term spineless Attorney comes to mind. He clearly had a very sadistic and bulling nature with his clients and probably his staff. He was as untruthful as are most Attorneys and no doubt never let the truth get in his way of making MONEY. Money trumps truth every time in our modern society.

 

Attorney Baumbach filed a Law Suit against the Butte County Sheriffs Office on my behalf in Federal Court in Sacramento California. He seemed obsessed with District Attorney Michael Ramsey, an obsession of hatred. He went down a laundry list of his hatred for Ramsey. One particular item from the list was a Dentist who was accused of Sexual Battery to women patients of his while they were anesthetized. The Dentist was being represented by Baumbach in the Criminal case which was being prosecuted by the Butte County District Attorneys Office. The Dentist developed a brain tumor and Baumbach asked Ramsey to drop the charges. Ramsey rightfully refused. There is no code section in the Penal Code that says if you commit crimes but then become ill your charges will be dismissed.

 

Baumbach’s telling of this situation seethed with hatred toward Ramsey and was highly irrational. Baumbach’s discussion of being refused by Ramsey was akin to an elementary school child not getting his way.

 

Of the many problems I had had at the Butte County Sheriffs Department the most damaging to my career was a constant conflict with then Assistant Sheriff, Perry Reniff. It was clear that Reniff disliked me greatly for not bowing down to anything he would do to feather his nest at the Department.  My assessment of Reniff was that he clearly demonstrated narcissistic personality disorder as well as megalomania. Any adult in a leadership position that stands on the front steps of the Sheriff’s Office building, smoking cigarettes all day and calls his Deputies, “hey Bitch”, when they walk past him clearly has some serious psycho-pathological problems.

 

The incident that Attorney Larry Baumbach seemed most interested in regarding my case was the: District Attorney Michael Ramsey as child abuse suspect against two of his then juvenile daughters. This incident was one of many that angered Perry Reniff and resulted in retaliation against me at the Department.

 

 

Perry Reniff was at the time running for Sheriff and was seeking the endorsement of District Attorney Michael Ramsey. It was a weekend and I was on duty in the Oroville area with Jon Angle and Sergeant Tony Burdine. A call came out about a shooting at District Attorney Michael Ramsey’s home.

 

Later when I was talking to Jon Angle he told me that when he interviewed District Attorney Michael Ramsey’s 17 year old daughter (who had fired the gunshot at him) she told Angle that the reason she had gotten the gun was that she was deathly afraid of her father, Michael Ramsey. She told Deputy Angle during interview that she had witnessed him batter her two younger sisters less than a year before this incident.

 

Ramsey’s daughter told Deputy Angle that District Attorney Michael Ramsey had gotten into a verbal argument with his two juvenile daughters at their home and the daughters would not back down. I believe that the two daughters at the time were 10 and 12 years of age. The daughter who fired the shot was about 17 years old at the time of the shooting incident.

 

The 17 year old told Deputy Angle that Michael Ramsey became enraged at the two juvenile daughters and picked one up and then slammed her down onto the couch. The 17 year old witnessed this and said that she thought he had killed her as it knocked the wind out of her and she didn’t move for a while. Michael Ramsey then pushed the other juvenile female in the chest causing her to slam into the wall.

 

The next day no California State Child Abuse Report Form had been completed as to the child abuse against Michael Ramsey’s children. I believe that it had just slipped Deputy Angles mind. Based on my training at the time I understood that it was a misdemeanor criminal offense to ignore a first person child abuse incident and not complete a CARF Child Abuse Report Form) form.

I informed child abuse investigator Butch Ellis about the first person account of the child abuse in the Ramsey household. I advised him that it should be taken up with Assistant Sheriff Perry Reniff as otherwise it would look like a cover-up.

 

A few days later Deputy Angle told me that Reniff had delayed the CARF report but then made Angle come into work on his day off to complete it. It was either Angle, Burdine of Ellis that told me that when the child abuse issue was presented to Assistant Sheriff Reniff, who was at that time running for Sheriff, he stated to the other people in the room something to the effect of: That no good bastard or fucker, Martin. This didn’t surprise me as I had witnessed Reniff make these kind of statements against other Deputies he had contempt for like, Deputy John Muldown. Any Law Enforcement administrator that refers to his Deputies as “BITCH” clearly has utter contempt for the Deputy on the street.

 

 

 

After this point, my career of course got substantially worse. When ever I would put in for a specialized position or specialized training school it would be denied by Reniff. I always knew him to be a petty bully in the Department so I got what I expected. It became even so ludicrous that I tried to put myself through schools on my vacation time and even this was denied by Reniff.

 

The Michael Ramsey child abuse incident was the thing that most interested Attorney Larry Baumbach. His eyes would light up when he asked me to recount the facts.

 

I believe that Attorney Baumbach’s sole interest in taking my case was to file the lawsuit listing the Michael Ramsey child abuse incident within the complaint for purposes of revenge against Ramsey or to use as leverage against Ramsey.

 

Almost immediately after Attorney Baumbach filed the complaint in Federal Court he seemed to lose interest in the case. Baumbach did not inform me of the federal hearing dates and I only found out about them through the County Workers Compensation attorney. It almost looked as though Baumbach didn’t want me to show up at important hearings. Baumbach was ordered by the Federal Judge to subpoena a CAL PERS representative to the Federal hearing. Baumbach simply failed to follow the Judges order. Baumbach made no effort on my case, no witness interviews or depositions. Baumbach seemed to abandon the case as soon as he filed the complaint. As I had severe disability problems at the time I was forced to dismiss the case.

 

Baumbach was the one who encouraged me to dismiss the case and he was clear that he wanted to make no effort on it. When the case was dismissed, Baumbach told me that he would mail me the entire case file. I wanted this as I found no need for Baumbach to have all of this information available to him that represented my life and not his.

 

Attorney Larry Baumbach never did keep his promise to turn the case file over to me. I believe this was just another of Baumbach’s many lies in his GAME OF THRONES.

 

Attorney Baumbach’s subterfuge in his retention of my file provides him with a large source of documents that are legally not his to keep or to refer over to other attorneys. Again, I wish zero involvement in your current racial discrimination lawsuit and have no intention of cooperation.

 

I believe that Baumbach has a copy of the Child Abuse Report Form (CARF REPORT) that lists District Attorney Michael Ramsey as the suspect in the abuse of his two juvenile daughters. The CARF report is on file at your agency, Butte County Child protective services and the California State Attorney Generals Office in Sacramento.

 

 

In addition here is a list of some of the other documents Attorney Baumbach has retained in my file:

(This is from memory and will not include every item of evidence that is contained in the file but some of the key items that I believe he is referring me to Attorney Winter for)

 

THE BUTTE COUNTY SHERIFFS OFFICE OFFICIAL RUNNING NIGGER TARGET:

I attended the 23 Butte Law Enforcement academy with a Butte County Sheriffs Deputy Reserve named Don Cartright. He was, I believe, the first Africian American Deputy Sheriff at the Butte County Sheriffs Office. He was a very smart and amiable person. I was informed that he had faced a lot of racism during his tenure as a Deputy Sheriff at Butte County by some of the other academy attendees. One of these racist incidents was when some unknown person posted a shooting target on Cartrights locker at the Department.

 

Cartright did not discuss this with me but when I went to work for the Butte County Sheriffs Office about three years after the academy I asked then Deputy Sheriff Jerry Smith as to whether Cartright was still with BCSO?

 

Jerry Smith replied something to the effect: No, he had high tailed it out of there (I think it was one of Smith’s usual redneck cowboy clichés, maybe skedaddled even). It was clear that Smith disliked and had utter contempt for Cartright. Since I was a rookie and wanted to be a team player I didn’t question Smith’s contempt for Cartright.

 

Smith, who loved telling war stories to wide eyed rookies who were in awe of his amazing adventures then recounted the “RUNNING NIGGER TARGET” story about posting it on Cartrights locker. Smith did not admit to posting it on Cartrights locker himself but seemed to at least be present.

 

The target had a caricature of an African American with a very large Afro hairstyle who was running. Superimposed over him was a bulls eye.  I believe it had a caption of something like: Official BCSO Running Nigger Target.

 

I lost touch with Cartright after the Academy. I believe he fled Butte County shortly after the Academy and became a Commissioned Officer in the United States Army Military Police. The last I heard of him, he was a Lieutenant with the San Francisco Police Department.

 

I had several of the originals of this target and one is contained in my file at Baumbach’s office. My memory is vague as to who gave me the targets. I believe it was then Sergeant Bill Anderson or then Sergeant Jerry Smith. It may have been another Sheriff’s Deputy or Supervisor asking me to hold it for Anderson. I was a rookie at the department and strived to be a team player.

 

I believe that the circumstances on my receiving the target to hold, was that I was the dumb expendable rookie at the time. Bill Anderson had just been acquitted of Felony excessive force for kicking a suspect in the head after a pursuit and he didn’t want the Running Nigger Target in his locker if the new smashing the African American Suspects head into the pavement case came up.

This case is as follows:

I was on Duty as a Deputy Sheriff at Oroville Hospital taking a report at the Emergency Room. A very panicked Bill Anderson came on the radio asking me for backup, I think near the radiology department of the Hospital.

 

When I arrived there I saw Anderson following an African American male telling him to stop. I recognized the male as one of the frequent mental health persons we dealt with in south side Oroville where their family’s lived. He was either one of the Normans or the other family whose name escapes memory.

 

The African American Male was not physically resisting but was not complying with Andersons order to stop. Anderson appeared very panicked and highly excited as he often did while under even mild stress.

 

I grabbed the African American subjects arm and pulled him to the ground without assistance from Anderson. I handcuffed him without incident. After he was handcuffed, I was going to raise him to his feet when I saw Bill Anderson grab him by the head and smash his forehead into the rocky asphalt about three times causing severe lacerations and bleeding to his head.

 

 

 

 

There were two Respiratory therapists watching who then became angry at Anderson’s use of force against the African American Male. Anderson then went into immediate damage control and told them that the suspect had struck him in the face before. The suspect had to be immediately treated at the Oroville Hospital Emergency Room. His head received stitches.

 

This was one of those days at BCSO that I had wished I had called in sick.

 

I believe that I received the targets from Anderson or from Jerry Smith who was always protecting Anderson, as they were concerned about an internal affairs complaint from the two witnesses. Who ever it was, did not want these targets in their custody. I never heard another word about the excessive force incident.

 

  1. THE KKK, ONDUTY AT THE BUTTE COUNTY SHERIFFS OFFICE OROVILLE FASHION SHOW AND THEFT.

 

I was on duty in Oroville at the administration building doing a night shift with Deputy Sheriff Jeff Young as the other night shift officer. Bill Anderson was also on duty at the office. He may have been a carry over Sergeant night shift supervisor or possibly he was the Lieutenant at this time.

 

 

I was in dispatch with dispatcher Alison Bass. A very excited Bill Anderson came into dispatch wearing a Ku Klux Klan outfit, which consisted of the KKK emblem and hooded mask as well. Anderson was his usual crazed racist self with his tirades of comments like if the Niggers in southside saw me in this. Anderson was extremely fond of using the term Nigger while on duty to the point that I got the distinct impression that he did this to flaunt his power in the department as an “untouchable”. I remember him constantly and ad nausea saying to subordinates:” don’t do as I do, do as I say”. Anderson constantly conducted his propeller repair and other personal business while on duty with impunity. His close relationship with Perry Reniff and then Leiutenant Jerry Smith did in fact give him complete immunity to even the mildest form of discipline.

 

Anderson’s favorite method of impressing rookie officers was the telling of his Alameda County Sheriff’s Office bus transport story.  Prior to his Butte County Employment, Anderson had been employed as a Deputy with the Alameda County Sheriffs Office.

 

Anderson would recount his amazing adventures for the wide eyed rookie officers about his prisoner transport over the Altamont pass on interstate 580 (I personally heard him tell it at least 25 times, I could almost quote it verbatim). Perhaps this is why Anderson disliked narrow eyed seasoned officers; they just were not a good audience.

 

Anderson would say something like: “I would take a bus full of prisoners over the Altamont pass and just get the bus up to 100 mph on the way down; you should have seen the eyes bugged out on those niggers on that bus”. Then Anderson would give out a big robust laugh at his own view of humor and expect his audience to do the same. Anderson’s hatred of African Americans was never hidden from the Sheriffs administration at the department. I always got the impression they liked this racism and fostered it.

 

While Anderson was modeling the KKK outfit for Alison Bass, Jeff Young and I, he told Bass to get her camera and get some photographs of him (this was technically a superiors order) in his KKK wardrobe. She went to her car and got her camera and began snapping photographs of Anderson dressed as the GRAND IMPERIAL WIZARD OF THE KU KLUX KLAN.

 

 

Deputy Sheriff Jeff Young then took his turn as the model of what every Klan member was wearing that year and had Alison Bass snap some photographs of him also. In the Klan outfit photographs Young is the more menacing hooded man displaying his PR-24 billy club night stick.

 

Neither, Dispatcher Bass or I took our turn at dressing up in the Ku Klux Klan wardrobe.

 

 

The next day Jeff Young approached me with a complaint about Anderson. He said that Anderson had stolen the Ku Klux Klan outfit and had taken it home to keep. I asked Young where the KKK uniform had come from. He said that he had been dispatched to a call and had found it in a shed. He seized it for some unknown reason as found property or for safe keeping. I didn’t personally understand why he even had the authority to take it but this was not my call.

 

I know that District Attorney Michael Ramsey would respond to what I have written here as just: Oh Martin is simply a disgruntled former employee. He has previously used this cliché against me and it seems against others also. Yes, my employment at the Butte County Sheriffs Office was horrible. I had to endure this form of constant corruption and criminal acts and simply accept it. Quite frankly I had no pride in an agency that fostered racism and constant illegal acts. I didn’t become a Law Enforcement officer to find out that the people running the agency were far worse than the criminals we were arresting. I didn’t think justice had two faces and two standards, the Grunts and the untouchables.

 

This Ku Klux Klan uniform (for lack of better description) was actually from the 1930s. With it Young had also taken a large photograph of a Ku Klux Klan rally in Oakland California. I believe that it had an early 1930s date on the photograph. It is interesting to note that there are African American collectors of “Black Americana” that collect this kind of vintage KKK memorabilia. That KKK uniform and the accompanying photograph could sell for $1,000.00 to $2,000.00 on ebay in today’s market, perhaps Bill Anderson had this in mind. Most families that ran across these items in Granddads’ trunk would burn them so there are not many surviving examples.

 

I think Jeff Young’s position was that he didn’t care about the theft of seized property by Bill Anderson but that he didn’t want to take the fall for the theft.

 

I seem to remember that for some reason whenever there is negative press at the Sheriffs Office; District Attorney Michael Ramsey becomes the Sheriffs Office spokesperson. Something came up on these photographs and Ramsey assured the public that neither person in the Ku Klux Klan wardrobe still worked at the Butte County Sheriffs Office.

 

I remember thinking: Oh good Jeff Young got a better job somewhere else. Only recently the News media listed Jeff Young as a Sergeant or lieutenant and president of the Deputy Sheriffs association at BCSO. Perhaps he returned after employment elsewhere.

 

Alison Bass gave me the photographs and negatives that she took that night. I believe she did not wish to have possession of them; it was not BCSO’s proudest hour.

 

I still have the negatives and photographs somewhere. Attorney Larry Baumbach has original copies of the photographs with the written identification of the two officers involved.

 

  1. THE BUTT WAXING MEMORANDUM REGARDING THEN SERGEANT ANDREW DUCH (NOW CAPTAIN OR ABOVE DUCH).

 

In this repulsive incident it was again a victimization of rookie officers that showed itself in the form of: “wow that guy is so cool man, a shining example of leadership and maturity”.

 

I believe that I was on the Range at range training when some of the newer Deputies around me were discussing the latest amazing adventure of Sergeant Andrew Duch and his crusty sidekick Gregory Rutherford (AKA Gabby Hayes).

 

The scenario was that Andrew Duch and Greg Rutherford had gone to a specialized training school in the east bay area (I think it was a SWAT related training).

 

Andrew Duch had been out at the bars with Rutherford and had gotten some photographs of himself with a stripper or lap dancer or something. The next day in class he brought the photos to class in a form of show and tell. As the story goes (I believe that Rutherford would excitedly tell the Deputies with interjections by Duch and Duch’s trademark boisterous laugh at his own amazing sense of humor), Duch left the photographs on his desk in class.

One of the attendees of the class took the photographs and left a note saying Duch would get the photographs back if he brought Bagels to class the next morning.

 

Duch and Rutherford told Duch’s subordinates that Andrew Duch taught the classmates a lesson by first rubbing his anus with his fingers and then wiping the residue onto each of the bagels. This Duch and Rutherford laughlingly called “BUTT WAXING THE BAGELS”. Apparently Butt Wax is the residue left in and around your anus after you have defecated and any residue that resides there naturally.

 

I had heard Duch and Rutherford discuss “Butt waxing” and “Tea Bagging” (tea Bagging is placing your testicles in someones drink so they get a taste of your balls) before but never admitting who they had done this to.

 

Duch told the Deputies on duty that after he had Butt Waxed their bagels he passed them out to them and when they were eating them he asked: “How do they taste? Really good huh”?

 

I had constantly overlooked a great deal of the unethical things Andrew Duch did as a Law Enforcement officer but as this is a felony under the penal code I thought it necessary to notify his superior officer.

 

 

I believe it was referred to Lieutenant Jerry Smith. Smith was Duch’s close personal friend and lord protector whenever something like this came up. Smith also protected Bill Anderson constantly and I even remember he changed a transcript of an internal affairs interview because I had discussed that Bill Anderson was feeding information to the Woman who was suing then Sheriff Mick Grey for giving her the genital Herpes virus. Smith protected Anderson through the use of a felony alteration of documents.

 

I later heard that Duch and Rutherford were able to explain away the food contamination felony by saying that they had just made it all up. They had both been lying to the Deputies about this escapade.

 

THE “BAG O DEATH” MEMORANDUM”

The “BAG O DEATH” memorandum was another of the wow what about poor judgment memorandums that I could not ignore. Yes this problem did disgruntle me for several reasons. The reason I found the “BAG O DEATH” practice repulsive is based on multiple theories.

 

First it interfered with me being able to do my job as a Deputy Corner in death investigations. I took Coroners investigations very serious as I knew it to be an important function for society even though I disliked the stress of Coroners cases a great deal.

 

 

It was on one of those weird coroner cases at the entrance to the Butte County Sheriffs Office in Oroville. Oroville Police had a report of a suicidal subject and his vehicle had been sighted on County Center drive. I had just driven past it and was present on scene within a few minutes. There was a 10 to 15 foot trail of blood coming from the pickup truck and flowing downhill in the cement gutter. The subject was deceased. I advised dispatch and added that I needed no further assistance.

 

I was conducting the investigation when Deputy Locatelli pulled up and got out of his car excitedly and briskly walked toward the pickup truck holding a camera. I believe it was a Polaroid. I asked Locatelli what he was doing and he excitedly said something to the effect of: “I ‘m going to get some pictures”. I was confused and asked him what for? He responded to the effect:” For my BAG O DEATH”. I had previously heard of the “BAG O DEATH”, that then Sergeant Andrew Duch carried with him in his car to show to people.

 

I advised Locatelli in very definite terms: No this is my coroner’s scene and I will be making a photographic record for my investigation and he needed to leave.

 

Locatelli, acting like an angry elementary school child, became argumentative. I could not believe that a sworn Deputy would conduct himself in this manner. I finally had to tell him: If you want pictures of dead people you can contact Mitch Medved in investigations, he has hundreds of photos of dead people just have him print you all the copies you like, but for now leave my coroners investigation, you are interfering with my investigation. Locatelli pouted away.

 

Later I was contacted by our mutual supervisor, Sergeant Tony Burdine. Burdine advised that Locatelli had complained to him about my not allowing him to take pictures for his “BAG O DEATH”. Burdine chastised me for not allowing Locatelli his trophy photos.

 

I explained to Burdine that I consider the “BAG O DEATH” practice to be unethical and illegal.

 

I told Burdine Coroners photos are a part of an evidentiary record and are subject to evidentiary rules of law. I explained that some of this does go to Court and in addition some coroner cases do turn out to be homicide. Personal death photos held by a Deputy as trophies are not subject to discovery by the defense or prosecution and are therefore illegal.

 

I also told Burdine that I considered it a morality issue. These deceased persons had lives and should not be subject to being shown off as grotesque oddities of death.

 

I further told Burdine the same thing I told Locatelli. Hey, if he wants dead people photographs just have him contact Mitch Medved in investigations and tell him I want a bunch of your worst death photos so I can show them off to waitresses when I am on my coffee break. The sad thing is that this illegal, immoral, immature and juvenile practice was being allowed by an administration that fostered this form of bad behavior.

 

The coffee break issue was actually how I had first heard of then Sergeant Andrew Duch’s fun “BAG O DEATH”, “SHOW AND TELL” photographs.

 

A waitress at (I think cellar pie shop in Chico at that time) our usual break location complained about Sergeant Andrew Duch’s behavior. She said that he had brought a brown paper bag into the restaurant. On the outside of the bag was written the words in big bold marker ink: “BAG O DEATH”.

 

Duch then took out the Polaroid photos from inside the bag and would show them to the waitresses. She said they were all very graphic death photographs of headless suicides, train dismemberments and the like.

 

I remember thinking: wow, not only is that just a serious lack of judgment but what if someone’s relative is in those photographs? Oh that’s my Father, he committed suicide last year, I’m so glad you are showing off his photos to people. I also didn’t like the idea of testifying in court: “Deputy Martin, are these the only photographs taken of the deceased? Well sir I’m not sure, you will have to subpoena every Deputy at the Butte County Sheriffs Office and question them as to if they have further photos of the deceased in their “BAG O DEATH” files.

 

I then began seeing Duch with his “BAG O DEATH” everywhere taking it from the trunk of his car and showing it to rookie officers at range training and the Chico substation. Duch would add his trademark boisterous laugh at own jokes to the show and tell sessions with the rookies.

 

I had advised Burdine that I thought this was just shallow and stupid and demeaned the Sheriffs Office but he took no action to correct it.

 

Finally, after the Locatelli/Burdine interference of my coroner’s investigation, I wrote another of my disgruntled Deputy memorandums about the “BAG O DEATH” and why I thought it was a very poor Departmental policy.

 

I was later told that Lieutenant Jerry Smith had protected Duch by allowing him to maintain the “BAG O DEATH” as a training aid for rookie deputies, so Smith confirmed the “BAG O DEATH” as a valid use of Law Enforcement resources. It was always my experience with Smith that he fostered a great deal of the dysfunction at the Butte County Sheriffs Office and would cover-up any misdeed made by his friends. In point of fact I believe that it was Deputy Mike Bollinger who told me that when he started at the Department, Jerry Smith took him under his wing and told him if he gets into any trouble at the department, Smith would take care of it for him.

 

 

 

In leadership academies that I attended in my Military Service we were warned about the dysfunction that comes with the “STROKE MY EGO” faux leader. This is an insecure personality who has the constant need for attention and to be looked up to as the “old salt” of the Department. I believe that leadership based on this form of personality disorder is why Butte County Government is a failing state.

 

There is a great deal more information in my file in Larry Baumbach’s office that I can not even recall. The information that I have recounted for you here is the information that I think Attorney Winter is seeking from me for his lawsuit.

 

I never claimed to be a wonderful deputy, just a guy who tried to do the best he could, given the circumstances. I am sure that District Attorney Michael Ramsey would simply tell the media that I am merely a disgruntled former employee and the only disgruntled former employee who has ever worked at Butte County Sheriffs Office dystopia.

 

You may remember a conversation I had with you regarding background investigations just after you were hired as a Deputy with the Butte County Sheriffs Office. You told me that your Aunt liked to flunk people on their background investigations.

 

I responded to your comment by informing you that this was easy to do as a background investigator you can always find something on someone to flunk them, it’s very easy and background investigations are not an exact science.

 

I pointed out to you that when I did your background investigation for employment with the Butte County Sheriffs Office I was informed that a Mexican/American female who you had worked with at the Shasta County Sheriffs Office had negative things to say about you and a personality conflict between you. I did not pursue this information but as with your Aunt, I could have used it to damage your background and prevent your employment at Butte County.

 

I considered my job at Butte County as a background investigator to be to find people with good mature judgment. Good judgment under the stress of Law Enforcement is what matters to get the job done properly and effectively. Law Enforcement is a simple job that requires reasonable common sense and good judgment. Unfortunately good judgment is not always exercised by Law Enforcement officers as evidenced by the above information.

 

I declare that the foregoing is true and correct under penalty of perjury under the laws of the State of California:

 

David Martin_________________________________

Dated: Chico California____________

 

 

What seems to have occurred with this letter was that Sheriff Kory Honea, instead of taking it as a helpful reminder that there certainly was a history of racism at the Butte County Sheriff’s Office and he should do the right thing in regard to Mr. Sears case, instead Honea was clearly angered with my report to him.

 

This must have been the case since only about a year later, Honea, assisted Americans with Disabilities Act Professional Plaintiff and lawsuit filer, Mathew Manteiv Lakota, with the seizure of my 1963 Corvette roadster to be sold at Sheriff’s Auction as well as shared California Department of Justice Automated Firearms System information and my letters to the Sheriff with Lakota.

 

This is evidenced by ATF Special Agent Erik W. Crowder’s  Statement of Probable Cause for Search Warrant.

 

The entire Statement of Probable Cause for Search Warrant as sworn to by ATF Special Agent Crowder can be reviewed on my webpage:

 

https://atfsearchwarrantexposed.com/

 

 

“On or about August 12, 2016, I received information that David Martin…A retired Butte County Sheriff……..

 

Note the use of perjury by Crowder in his sworn statement to the Court, here he states that I am a Retired Butte County Sheriff, this is a critical issue to Crowder’s use of perjury to obtain a search warrant from the Judge. I am not retired Peace Officer and never have been.

 

Crowder’s written report signed on 5 October 2017 and predated his completion and signing of the Probable cause for Search Warrant. In his report he describes me as:”2) Lakota stated that Martin was a former Butte County Deputy who had left the Department and stated that Martin had written some form of  “manifesto” to Butte County Sheriff’s Office”.

 

Crowder’s Probable Cause for Search Warrant, Crowder makes the following penalty of perjury statement claiming I am a retired Butte County Deputy Sheriff but he makes no verification of this or explains how he knows this to be fact. In fact Crowder had it right in his report and then changed his statement to a perjured one to obtain the search warrant.

 

Crowder used the following statement to the court to obtain the search warrant:

 

  1. Based on my training, experience, and discussions with other investigators that active and/or retired peace officers within the state tend to carry a firearm concealed on their person or within their vehicle”.

 

Since Crowder works in the State of California for the ATF and seems obsessed with investigating violations of state law he should certainly know that even a retired peace officer must have an endorsement from their law enforcement agency to obtain a concealed carry permit.

 

California Code, Penal Code – PEN § 26300

 

(b) Any peace officer employed by an agency and listed in Section 830.1 or 830.2 or subdivision (c) of Section 830.5 who retired after January 1, 1981, shall have an endorsement on the officer’s identification certificate stating that the issuing agency approves the officer’s carrying of a concealed and loaded firearm.

 

Crowder needed only to check with the Butte County Sheriff’s Administration to see if I had an endorsement pursuant to section 26300 of the penal code. He further could have contacted either Cal Pers or Butte County Human Resources Department to determine if I was retired. It is clear from his initial report that he knew I was not but then perjured himself before the court to obtain the search warrant by spicing it up with retired cops carry guns. 

 

After Special Agent Crowder identifies me as a “retired Butte County Sheriff” for the sworn statement to the Court he goes on to say:

 

“allegedly committed bankruptcy fraud. During my investigation into these allegations I found that Martin had approximately eighty seven firearms registered to him in California’s Automated Firearms System (AFS) and that he was described as having a “fringe” personality.

 

ATF Special Agent Erik W. Crowder’s entire Statement of Probable cause for Search Warrant is fraught with catch phrases like “FRINGE PERSONALITY”. The ATF Search Warrant manual must state: Use words like “FRINGE PERSONALITY” to describe the person you are seeking the search warrant for to convince the judge we have another “UNIBOMBER OR OSAMA BIN LADEN” on our hands.

 

By “FRINGE PERSONALITY” I can only assume, since Crowder did not define what he meant by this, that he means anyone who does not think as he does and worship the purity of the federal, State and Local Government.

 

Actually, Crowder obtained and used this statement through a conversation he had over the telephone with then Sheriff’s Captain Andrew Duch. This is the same Andrew Duch, that was at the time of Crowder’s telephone interview with him, being sued (personally named in the lawsuit) by Deputy Sheriff Michael Sears for racial discrimination.

 

This is also the same Andrew Duch that I reported in my letter above to the Sheriff’s Office for rubbing his rectalresidue onto other law enforcement officers food (bagels) and maintaining an outside the chain of evidence bag O Death polaroid photos of gory death photos to impress waitresses with while on his extended coffee breaks as sergeant.

 

I ‘am sure this is the type of good judgement that ATF Special Agent Crowder likes to have fun at, just as the souvenir photos that were logged as evidence shown on my webpage:

 

  https://atfsearchwarrantexposed.com/

 

If not buttwaxing another human beings food (bagels) nor keeping “BAG O DEATH” Polaroid photos makes me a fringe personality then I am guilty as charged by ATF Special Agent Erik W. Crowder.

 

ATF must extensively train their Special Agents such as Erik W. Crowder in deep Psychological Analysis in order that they can utilize this specialized training to make determinations of “FRINGE PERSONALITY” to obtain search warrants.

 

I believe that the character assassination made by Sheriff’s Captain Andrew Duch against me was another example of the PAYBACKS A BITCH theory. He certainly payed me back with the assistance of ATF Special Agent Erik W. Crowder.

 

Crowders statement if you read between the lines is “Martin had approximately eighty seven firearms registered to him in California’s Automated Firearms System (AFS)”. Crowder’s statement reads like the utterances of a elementary school child excited over his find. No doubt Crowder already knew that that was going to be the outcome since Sheriff Honea shared this information with Mathew Manteiv Lakota who shared it with Crowder.

 

Crowder then goes on to allege that he has me on THOUGHT CRIMES and therefore a search warrant is merited:

 

“Further, I found that a person (believed to be Martin) on “GunBroker.com has been purchasing de-milled (firearms that have been deconstructed and/or cut) machine gun receivers.

 

Crowder fails to state to the court in the statement that all of these, approximate, 10 demilitarized parts are completely lawful to own, even in California, and that it is the federal Government that allows them to be imported into the United States. And also that millions of these parts kits have been imported since the end of world war two and that it is the ATF that determines the method and placement of cutting the guns to make them legal. These parts are sold through the U,S .Mail and other transporters but here Crowder claims that 10 parts constitute a machine gun.

Actually what Crowder says next is his accusation of a thought crime to the Judge to obtain a search warrant:

 

“Based upon the facts set forth in this affidavit it is my belief  that Martin is purchasing de-milled firearms in order to rebuild machinegun(s) in violation of California Penal Code Section 12220 (b) Any person, firm, or corporation who within this state intentionally converts a firearm into a machinegun, or who sells, or offers for sale, or knowingly manufactures a machinegun, except as authorized by this chapter, is punishable by imprisonment in the state prison for four, six, or eight years”.

 

So it is Crowder’s BELIEF that I purchase legal de-milled gun parts INORDER to build a machine gun. There is no indication beyond owning some parts, parts that are a small margin of the millions of parts kits imported into the U.S. with Federal Government approval since the end of World War Two but Crowder believes.

 

Not only is Crowder psychic in his ability to prognosticate what someone intends to do with de-militarized parts but he also has the power to change the California Penal Code.

 

Crowder is either lazy, stupid, indifferent, or suffering from some form of psychological disorder that interferes with the performance of his duties as a law enforcement officer.

 

Penal code section 12220 (b) has not been in use for 6 years. Does Crowder not have access to the California Penal Code? Someone in his organization should inform him that it comes in book form and is also available for free on the internet. Crowder’s lack of staying current on the California penal code has no excuse after six years. It reflects a laziness and indifference to his work ethic as a law enforcement officer.

 

  ARTICLE 2. Unlawful Acts Relating to Machineguns [32625]

 

  1. (b) Any person, firm, or corporation who within this state intentionally converts a firearm into a machinegun, or who sells, or offers for sale, or knowingly manufactures a machinegun, except as authorized by this chapter, is punishable by imprisonment pursuant to subdivision (h) of Section 1170 for four, six, or eight years.

 

(Amended by Stats. 2011, Ch. 15, Sec. 553. (AB 109) Effective April 4, 2011. Amendment operative October 1, 2011, by Sec. 636 of Ch. 15, as amended by Stats. 2011, Ch. 39, Sec. 68. Section operative January 1, 2012, pursuant to Stats. 2010, Ch. 711, Sec. 10.)

Crowder goes onto provide more search warrant manipulations in his narrative of probable cause. Here he states the information from his informant, Mathew Manteiv Lakota.

 

Crowder tells the Court: On or about August 12, 2016, I received information from a redacted  that david Martin possessed several rounds of ammunition and several firearms (though Lakota stated he had never directly witnessed any firearms and/or ammunition). Lakota also stated, that Martin was a former Butte County Deputy and had Been writing “manifestos” to the Sheriff of Butte County”.

Since I never shared this information with Lakota, nor ever talked to him up until that point, the “MANIFESTO” information could only come from Butte County Sheriff Honea to Lakota.

Crowder uses more manipulation to soften the negative light of his star witness, Mathew Manteiv Lakota.

Crowder states:

On or about October 4, 2016. I reviewed Lakota’s criminal record and found that:

  1. On or about December 10, 2004, Lakota suffered a felony convictions for….
  2. On or about November 5, 2008, these convictions were reduced to misdemeanors per Lakota’s criminal history.

Seriously, he suffered Felony Convictions? Poor Mathew Lakota, his crime was issuing his own disabled parking citations and having the money sent to him in the mail.

This appeal made by Lakota details his crimes and the felony conviction that as ATF Special Agent Erik W. Crowder put it, Lakota “SUFFERED”.

https://www.fearnotlaw.com/wsnkb/articles/p-v-lakota-8850.html

Probation revoked in bogus parking ticket case

By Terry Vau |

PUBLISHED: August 7, 2008 at 12:00 am | UPDATED: April 21, 2018 at 3:48 am

OROVILLE — A judge revoked probation Wednesday for a former Palermo man convicted four years ago of dispensing his own handmade tickets to motorists parked illegally in handicapped zones.

Mathew Lakota, 55, now could face up to four years in prison.

Lakota was originally arrested in 2002, after issuing dozens of realistic-looking tickets that directed motorists he found parked in handicapped zones without the proper decals to mail $280 apiece to Lakota’s post office box.

Prosecutors claimed Lakota had attempted to extort money under false pretenses.

Nearly four years after placing Lakota on probation in the phony parking ticket case, Butte County Superior Court Judge Robert Glusman ruled Wednesday the defendant had failed to timely pay his court-ordered fines or to serve any portion of his original 180-day jail term.

The judge had initially agreed to stay the jail sentence pending the outcome of appeals Lakota filed, challenging his convictions for impersonating a public officer among other charges in the case.

In asking the judge to find Lakota in violation of his probation Wednesday, assistant district attorney Howard Abbott pointed out it has been nearly a year since the defendant’s appeals were denied and the jail stay lifted.

Lakota was to begin serving his jail sentence on or before Sept. 8, 2007, but had still not done so, according to the prosecutor.

Lakota, who has since moved to Sonoma County, claims he tried to serve his sentence there, but was turned away.

His current lawyer, Mark Stapleton, told the judge Wednesday that while it may not be a defense to the probation violation charge, Lakota was under the impression that his original attorney would place the matter back on calendar.

Abbott acknowledged receiving a letter from Lakota asking to have his jail sentence reverted to community service, but said jail records in both Butte and Sonoma County showed clearly he never reported as ordered by the court to begin serving his sentence.

Diane Chaplain, a Butte County probation technician assigned to investigate Lakota’s case, testified at Wednesday’s hearing she determined he was also behind in his court-ordered fines.

Lakota had been ordered to pay $25 monthly on fines totaling some $9,600 in the bogus parking ticket case.

Until this month, the last payment he had made was a $200 check in February 2007, said Chaplain.

Lakota made an additional $250 fine payment in August, following his arrest in Sonoma County on the probation violation charge and is currently only $50 in arrears, she said.

The judge found Lakota has not complied with the terms of his probation in the bogus parking ticket case.

He referred the matter back for a supplemental probation report and a sentencing recommendation.

In the meantime, Lakota was ordered held without bail to ensure he begins serving his long-delayed jail term.

https://www.chicoer.com/2008/08/07/probation-revoked-in-bogus-parking-ticket-case/

 

Yolo County D.A. Investigates

“Professional Plaintiff”

 

Written for the web by

  1. Johnson

, Internet News Producer

 

A man who admits making his living

filing lawsuits is targeting businesses in Yolo County for their lack of disabled parking spaces. In the process he’s come under scrutiny of the district attorney.

 

“We just got the lawsuit in the mail with a letter saying either we come up with $6,000 or we’re going to sue you for $20,000,” said Mary Ann Trongo, a Woodland Century 21 realtor. “Extortion, that’s what they call it.” Trongo is one of a dozen business owners in Woodland and Davis to be sued by Mathew Lakota. Some, like Trongo, have since added disabled parking but are being sued anyway.

 

Woodland equipment dealer Mike Grissom is among them. “We just feel we aren’t bad people and we ought to have the right to correct a problem without going to court and being sued over it,” Grissom explained. Lakota has filed more than 100 similar suits in Butte County, where a judge ultimately declared him a “vexatious litigant.”Lakota now needs prior judicial approval to file suit, which he obtained in Yolo County.

 

Calling himself an advocate for the disabled, Lakota defends his practice of suing businesses with no advance warning. “It’s amazing to me that the Americans with Disabilities Act is now 13 years old,” Lakota told News10. “I don’t see any reason why I have to offer them the opportunity to do something they were

legally required to do.”Lakota contends that he doesn’t make any money from his

lawsuits and threats of litigation. All proceeds, he says, are turned over to a non-profit corporation called “Disabled Access Legal Defense.” However, records from the CaliforniaSecretary of State show the corporation and Lakota share the

same address outside Oroville.In court documents, Lakota claims he’s too poor to pay the $297 lawsuit filing fee, so he’s been granted fee waivers.The Yolo County district attorney confirmed he’s investigating Lakota’s practices, including the claim of poverty. “We’re looking at all aspects of Mr. Lakota’s behavior,” District Attorney

Dave Henderson told News10.This wouldn’t be the first time Mathew Lakota ran afoul of the law. He was convicted three years ago of impersonating a parking enforcement officer and trying to cash checks from parking tickets he wrote. Lakota faces six months in jail if his pending appeal is rejected.

 

http://www.adaabuse.com/images/News10.Net_-_Sacramento_-_Yolo_County_D.A._Investigates__Prof…pdf

I am amiss how someone such as Mathew Lakota can be in the confidence with Butte County Sheriff Kory Honea, especially the sharing of confidential DOJ AFS firearms record information. Perhaps they are golfing partners or just good drinking buddies.

Here is my analysis of Mathew Manteiv Lakota from my facebook page regarding District Attorney Michael L. Ramsey, Sheriff Honea and Mathew Manteiv Lakota:

“District Attorney Michael Ramsey as child abuse suspect against two of his then juvenile daughters. This incident was one of many that angered Perry Reniff and resulted in retaliation against me at the Department. Perry Reniff was at the time running for Sheriff and was seeking the endorsement of District Attorney Michael Ramsey. It was a weekend and I was on duty in the Oroville area with Jon Angle and Sergeant Tony Burdine.

A call came out about a shooting at District Attorney Michael Ramsey’s home. Later when I was talking to Jon Angle he told me that when he interviewed District Attorney Michael Ramsey’s 17 year old daughter (who had fired the gunshot at him) she told Angle that the reason she had gotten the gun was that she was deathly afraid of her father, Michael Ramsey.

She told Deputy Angle during the interview that she had witnessed him batter her two younger sisters less than a year before this incident. Ramsey’s daughter told Deputy Angle that District Attorney Michael Ramsey had gotten into a verbal argument with his two juvenile daughters at their home and the daughters would not back down. I believe that the two daughters at the time were 10 and 12 years of age. The daughter who fired the shot was about 17 years old at the time of the shooting incident.

The 17 year old told Deputy Angle that Michael Ramsey became enraged at the two juvenile daughters and picked one up and then slammed her down onto the couch. The 17 year old witnessed this and said that she thought he had killed her as it knocked the wind out of her and she didn’t move for a while. Michael Ramsey then pushed the other juvenile female in the chest causing her to slam into the wall.
The next day no California State Child Abuse Report Form had been completed as to the child abuse against Michael Ramsey’s children. I believe that it had just slipped Deputy Angles mind.

Based on my training at the time I understood that it was a misdemeanor criminal offense to ignore a first person child abuse incident and not complete a CARF Child Abuse Report Form) form. I informed child abuse investigator Butch Ellis about the first person account of the child abuse in the Ramsey household. I advised him that it should be taken up with Assistant Sheriff Perry Reniff as otherwise it would look like a cover-up. A few days later Deputy Angle told me that Reniff had delayed the CARF report but then made Angle come into work on his day off to complete it.”

This is of course in perfect harmony with Mike Ramsey’s own mission statement:

No one is above the law, nor beneath its protection.

The Child Abuse Report Form listing Ramsey as a suspect in the violent physical child abuse battery against his two children is on file with the Butte County Sheriff, Butte County Child Protective Services, the California Department of Justice and the California Attorney General’s Office.

The Attorney General investigated or more accurately covered it up. This child abuse investigation into criminal allegations against the Butte County District Attorney was never mentioned in the local media nor any other media.

The above is an excerpt of my letter to Butte County Sheriff Kory Honea hand delivered to the Sheriff in June 2015.

Honea or his minion described this letter as a “manifesto” to vexatious litigant and apparent confidant, Mathew Manteiv Lakota. Lakota files lawsuits for Americans With Disabilities act violations. He has filed approximately 57 civil lawsuits with the Butte County Superior Court alone and has numerous lawsuits in other county’s as well as other states. He also collects money from Court judgments by taking assignment. He has about 110 assignments filed in the Butte County Courts alone. I doubt Lakota takes these assignments for free without compensation. He has a record of lawsuits going back to the early 1990s to Texas.

I have heard that the Butte County Courts fear Lakota and appease him at every turn, perhaps this is because Lakota has sued them in the past:

http://www.adaabuse.com/im…/lakota_and_440_or_443_or_446.pdf

These are just a few of Lakota’s lawsuits:
http://www.adaabuse.com/images/Lakota_State_suits..pdf

Lakota has received approximately $15,000.00 in filing fee waivers from the Butte County Courts. How does someone who has filed so many Disability access lawsuits and collected on so many Court Judgment Assignments (about 110 of these) not have enough income to pay the court filing fees (about $485.00) when he files a lawsuit?
See:

http://www.adaabuse.com/lakota.html

http://www.lifeofthelaw.org/…/funnier-than-letterman-calif…/

www.courts.ca.gov/documents/vexlit.pdf

Lakota is disabled and uses this to file Americans with Disabilities Act lawsuits against local businesses. Most of these are small businesses that exist on a slim to tight margin.

This is an excerpt from an article of one of Lakota’s small business American’s With Disabilities Act threatened lawsuits:

“A man who admits making his living filing lawsuits is targeting businesses in Yolo County for their lack of disabled parking spaces. In the process he’s come under scrutiny of the district attorney.”We just got the lawsuit in the mail with a letter saying either we come up with $6,000 or we’re going to sue you for $20,000,” said Mary Ann Trongo, a Woodland Century 21 realtor. “Extortion, that’s what they call it.”

See article by C. Johnson:

http://www.adaabuse.com/…/News10.Net_-_Sacramento_-_Yolo_Co…

If Lakota by his own quote: “makes his living filing lawsuits” then why is he granted fee waivers by the Butte County Courts? Is he reporting this lawsuit income when he files the fee waiver statement with the Court?

If Lakota is disabled is he receiving disability income?
If he is receiving disability income is he reporting his making a living by filing lawsuits income to both the social security administration and the IRS?

Why does Lakota have such a special open door policy with Butte County Sheriff Kory Honea? Do they play golf together?

One thing is clear that Honea told Lokota that I had written him letters which Honea characterized as “Manifestos”.

Manifesto is defined by the Cambridge dictionary as:
manifesto noun [ C ]
us /ˌmæn•əˈfes•toʊ/ plural manifestos or manifestoes
a written statement of the beliefs or aims esp. of a political party

However, the term as used by Butte County Sheriff Cory Honea appears to be as a threatening and disparaging remark as in a manifesto such as the unabomber’s dissertation on technology and its threat to the existence of the human race.

In addition Butte County Sheriff Kory Honea shared confidential California Department of Justice Automated Firearms System records with Vexatious Litigant Mathew Lakota. How does Lakota have such immunity and influence from Sheriff Honea. Perhaps I will find out through the court testimony of Lakota and Honea the why and what happened.

Lakota was prosecuted by the County of Butte for issuing his own personal parking citations and personally collecting money for these “Violations”.

See:

https://www.fearnotlaw.com/ws…/articles/p-v-lakota-8850.html

Perhaps Honea fears Lakota since Lakota has not only sued the Butte County Court but the Butte County Sheriff as well:

https://cabutteodyprod.tylerhost.net/Portal/Case/CaseDetail

Mathew Lakota’s many cases can also be found here:

https://www.juralindex.com/laura-vosmaeri-mathew-m-lakota.h

https://www.juralindex.com/laura-vosmaeri-mathew-m-lakota-p

https://www.juralindex.com/laura-vosmaeri-mathew-m-lakota-p

https://www.juralindex.com/laura-vosmaeri-mathew-m-lakota-p

Lakota can not only work full time filing Court actions, he also has his own non-profit company as described in the following news article:

“Lakota insists all money collected from lawsuits has been donated to Disabled Access Legal Defense, which he describes as a charity. But at one time records from the state secretary of state showed the nonprofit corporation and Lakota shared the same address outside Oroville.”

http://www.pressdemocrat.com/…/frequent-litigant-advocate-s…

In future Court sworn testimony Lakota will finally have the opportunity to explain his finances, where the money goes to and how he reports these transactions to the State and Federal government, questions that should have been asked by Butte County Sheriff Kory Honea and the Butte County Courts.

Please make note that I mention Lakota’s suing small businesses. His ADA abuses have no doubt put more than one poor soul out of business while he apparently makes no money from all of his 100s of lawsuits and apparently received disability money.

Here is just one of his current exploits against a small business owner, restaurant in Anderson. Besides his lawsuit against Rebecca Howsmon in Shasta County Superior Court he has a fraud case against her in the Federal Bankruptcy Court :

https://www.pacermonitor.com/public/case/23157424/Lakota_v_Howsmon_et_al

 

Lakota v. Howsmon et al

Adversary Proceeding Lead BK case is: 2:17-bk-27428

Case Filed: Dec 05, 2017
California Eastern Bankruptcy Court
Chapter 7
Judge: Christopher M Klein
Case #: 2:17-ap-02229
Nature of Suit 68 Bankruptcy – Dischargeability – §523(a)(6), willful and malicious injury
62 Bankruptcy – Dischargeability – §523(a)(2), false pretenses, false representation, actual fraud

 

 

https://www.facebook.com/Beccas-Cafe-520621191440558/

http://caselookup.shasta.courts.ca.gov:8080/Docs/Shasdock_54449.pdf

SHASTA COUNTY COURTS PAGE 1

DATE 2018-09-10 CASE#: MC RD CV-G -15-0000521-000 TIME 14:26

TYPE: GENERAL CIVIL MUNI COURT STATUS: CLOSED 9/18/15

LAKOTA VS. HOWSMON

———–JUDGE ———–

CURRENT: BAKER, STEPHEN H

————ATTORNEYS————-

PL 001: LAKOTA, MATHEW M LAKOTA, MATHEW M

VS.

DF 002: HOWSMON, REBECCA NONE

——————————————————————————

 

I would like to point out the Congressman LaMalfa that the following statement is partially wrong and misleading in his Feb 15, 2018, press release:

“The ADA plays an important role in improving accessibility for those with disabilities. Unfortunately, it’s often taken advantage of by dishonest attorneys who file ‘drive-by’ lawsuits against businesses to get a quick pay-day”.

Many of the people who file ADA lawsuits are not Attorney’s. Case in point is Mathew Manteiv Lakota as mentioned above. He is not an Attorney but has filed probably in excess of a thousand lawsuits in his lifetime, yes a thousand. I traced Lakota to Texas in the 1990s. It appears that he began filing ADA lawsuits immediately after the Americans with Disabilities Act was signed into law 26 July, 1990.

Lakota told one newspaper that he had been diagnosed as disabled for stomach problems by a Doctor in Texas. I suspect he began making a living by filing lawsuits at that time and has been busy at it ever since.

In addition Lakota makes a living by taking Judicial Judgment assignments. This is how he and Sheriff Kory Honea seized my 1963 Corvette to put up at Sheriff’s auction.

What I don’t understand is how Lakota can be so well protected in Butte County? This is why he seems to make his base here and enjoys many benefits from the Butte County Courts and County Administration. As I said it is clear that Sheriff Kory Honea spoke to him about my Michael Sears MANIFESTO and shared California DOJ AFS information with him.

By my count Lakota had filed 57 Lawsuits as in pro per Plaintiff in the Butte County Court alone. One news report stated he had filed in excess of one hundred. His activity finally did get him on the Vexatious Litigant list. Lakota also filed over 100 separate assignments to collect judgments in the Butte County Court alone.

My research of Lakota in the Butte County Court public data base also revealed that Lakota has received about $15,000.00 in court fee waivers in filing his lawsuits. I cannot understand how someone as active in filing litigation can be so indigent as to qualify for the almost $500.00 court filing fees. I also cannot understand how this activity goes unnoticed by the Butte County Sheriff Kory Honea and District attorney Michael L. Ramsey.

Lakota utilizes a disabled California License plate on his Dodge Durango Sport Utility Vehicle, California Disabled Person License Plate Number DP550NV. Is Lakota receiving Disabilty income? Is Lakota reporting his Lawsuit and judicial assignment income to the IRS and Social Security Administration? Can someone who is receiving disability income be disabled if they make their living filing lawsuits and representing themselves in court full time? Aren’t these questions the Courts, Sheriff of Butte County and District Attorney should have asked for the past 10 years plus that Lakota has been filing lawsuits in the Butte County Courts?

When Lakota and Sheriff  Kory Honea Seized my 1963 Chevrolet Corvette to auction at a Sheriff’s Auction (Lakota seized someone’s house in Oroville through Sheriff Honea as well) I had to file Bankruptcy to prevent the auction of my car. Sheriff Kory Honea assisted Mathew Lakota and refused to release the car and was later sanctioned by the Federal Bankruptcy Judge.

I was perfectly willing to pay Mathew Lakota the $400.00 dollars per month in bankruptcy payments for five years to satisfy the default judgment against me. Who wouldn’t want to receive $400.00 per month for five years? Each month Lakota would receive a check from the Bankruptcy trustee for $400.00. If you make your living suing small businesses then this would be a very nice payoff for just filing a few documents taking assignment of the judgment.

When I researched my payments to Lakota it revealed that these payments were taxable income per the IRS website. In addition his lawsuit awards were taxable income as well since they are not for battery, which is the only tax free award.  The interesting side note to this was that the IRS made it so that the attorney representing the Plaintiff in the lawsuit was responsible for filing the IRS 1099 income report and notification.

Since Mathew Lakota represents himself in his making a living lawsuits then he is responsible for reporting his income to the IRS. Does Lakota report his lawsuit and assignment income to the IRS and Social Security Administration?

Pursuant to the IRS website I obtained the necessary 1099 income reporting forms. The IRS website advised to get the payee’s social security number or tax identification number and then file the 1099 quarterly. There was also a second form to report this income to the social security Administration.

I mailed the 1099 to Mathew Manteiv Lakota requesting that he complete the necessary information so that I could report his income to the IRS. I never received the letter back either from the U.S. Mail or from Lakota even though I sent him a self addressed stamped envelope inside the correspondence.

After this, Lakota did not follow through with the necessary documents to complete his bankruptcy claim he also did not attend a necessary court appearance. Lakota is very savvy when it comes to filing papers on time so this was out of character for him.

When I filed my Bankruptcy my attorney advised me that Lakota had to serve me with papers regarding the seizure of my car. I received no such notice. Later when I was researching Lakota’s activities with the Butte County Court I found a lawsuit against Lakota By Regie Greywolf of Oroville, California. Greywolf had also used Lakota as a assignee in a previous lawsuit that she had obtained a judgment on.

I contacted Regie Greywolf over the phone and she told me she was suing Lakota for fraud. She also told me that Lakota informed her when he had done the assignment for her on her previous case that he does not serve documents on defendants in court cases. He has his girlfriend sign the proof of service but not mail them.

When I checked the file of the case Lakota seized my car for, there was a proof of service that he had served me. I was not served this court document and the first I knew of the seizure of my car was when I woke up and found it missing. I noticed that many of Lakota’s court lawsuits received default judgments, such as the above mentioned, Lakota v. Howsmon case. Our court system is a failure when the Lakota’s of the world can simply have their girlfriend sign a proof of service that she served the complaint but did not. This allows the judgment to go into default and under California law you cannot set aside the judgment after six months has passed. All Lakota need do is wait until the set aside window expires then pursue the full amount of the default judgment.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

https://lamalfa.house.gov/media-center/press-releases/lamalfa-votes-to-reform-ada-end-drive-by-lawsuits

LaMalfa Votes to Reform ADA, End “Drive-By” Lawsuits

Feb 15, 2018

Press Release

(Washington, DC) – Congressman Doug LaMalfa (R-Richvale) issued the following statement after the House passed H.R. 620, the ADA Education and Reform Act, which promotes access for persons with disabilities and gives small business owners and local communities the tools they need to accommodate disabled persons without fear of a lawsuit.

 

In recent years, the practice of filing frivolous lawsuits against businesses for minor or easily correctable ADA violations has risen dramatically, often resulting in expensive attorney fees for business owners. From 2013-2017, Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA) title III lawsuits in Federal courts have increased by 182% – from 2,722 in 2013 to 7,663 in 2017. The practice of “drive-by” litigation threatens small businesses and does little to improve access for disabled persons. This legislation gives businesses a period of time to fix an ADA access issue, once they are made aware of it, before they can be taken to court. H.R. 620 also requires the Disability Rights Section of the Department of Justice (DOJ) to develop an education and training program for local governments to promote public accommodations for persons with disabilities.

 

LaMalfa said: “The ADA plays an important role in improving accessibility for those with disabilities. Unfortunately, it’s often taken advantage of by dishonest attorneys who file ‘drive-by’ lawsuits against businesses to get a quick pay-day. This practice hurts small businesses and only benefits corrupt attorneys. When a business owner is forced to pay expensive legal fees for unintended, vague, or technical violations, it actually hinders their ability to make their establishment ADA compliant. Most property owners, especially businesses, want to be accessible for everyone. Giving them an opportunity to fix issues without fear of being dragged into court will make our communities more accessible.”

 

Below are a few examples of ADA litigation abuse in California:

 

 

I also believe that Congressman LaMalfa should take his support for ICE one step further.

LaMalfa said: “ICE is an agency that works around the clock to protect our country and secure our borders, yet somehow, a few of my colleagues across the aisle thought it would be a good idea to abolish this important agency. This was nothing more than a political stunt. Without ICE, even a modest level of border security would be extremely difficult to achieve. We should be doing all that we can to support this critical branch of law enforcement, not try to run them out of town. I was glad to vote to reaffirm my support and appreciation for the job that they do to protect our borders.”

https://lamalfa.house.gov/media-center/press-releases/lamalfa-votes-to-support-ice

In ATF Special Agent Erik W. Crowder’s Statement of Probable Cause for Search Warrant he states:

“I have investigated and/or participated in the investigation of no less than one hundred cases involving state and/or federal firearms and/or drugs violations with respect to unlawful sales, possession, manufacturing, and transportation of firearms and/or drugs”.

Seriously? Crowder has been a Special Agent for 15 years. 100 cases is only 6 per year and he did not even handle all of those investigations but “PARTICIPATED IN”, which is Special Agent code speak for I saw the case file on his desk. I now know why the ATF has time to waste and assigns their cases juvenile operation names like they watch too much 1980s action films.

Hmong American war patriot, General Vang Pao, a combat veteran against the communist government in Laos during the Vietnam War was vilified by the ATF in their operation “TARNISHED EAGLE” against General Pao.

Special Agent Erik W. Crowder “PARTICIPATED” in the “TARNISHED EAGLE OPERATION”. Crowder called my search warrant “OPERATION CROWSNEST”, although he never defined in his report what a Crowsnest was or why a case file needed such an immature method of naming investigations. It seems like the ATF is prepping for its own Television show staring Special Agent Crowder. Perhaps this is the reason for the souvenir photos taken of agents at my home during the search warrant. These photographs were submitted as evidence in my case.

The only thing that appears to be tarnished is the behavior of the ATF.

Six cases is what a patrol officer handles in one shift. Six cases is what a detective at the local level is assigned in a week. Based on Crowder’s statement its quite clear that the ATF, which is only enforcing laws already enforced and regulated by the States, is like the old Maytag Repairman Commercial where the machines never breakdown so he sits around all day creating meaningless make work.

The 5000 Special Agents of the ATF would serve America and finally earn their pay by being absorbed by ICE, U.S. Customs and Border Patrol. Their transfer there could save Mexico the cost of a border wall.

I will be sharing the following email form letter with U.S. Citizens and gun rights proponents in an effort to abolish and reassign the ATF:

Email Subject Abolishment-Reassignment of all ATF Special Agents to more appropriate and productive duties with I.C.C, Border Patrol or U.S. Customs.

 

Dear Senator/Congressman,______________________________________, This letter is to make a request that the funding and structure of the ATF be transferred to other duties. The reason for this request is because the ATF is an antiquated and outdated organization that is simply making work to justify their existence since they are nothing more than a repetitive agency designed in 1927 to chase moonshiners. In our modern, computerized world, Alcohol, Tobacco, Firearms and Explosives are very well regulated by the individual States and the ATF is a repetitive and unnecessary layer of overpaid bureaucracy that would better serve the public by enforcing the “CURRENT THREATS” to our nation which do not include Moonshiners. I request that you petition the Congress to abolish the Law Enforcement arm of the ATF and reassign this valuable resource to fight the drug cartels and foreign terrorists who are the modern threat to the United States of America, not Moonshiners. ATF Special Agents would better serve the public in enforcement duties with Border Patrol, I.C.E. or U.S. Customs. With the addition of the almost 5000 ATF Special Agents assigned to these critical duties the nation could find the construction of the Great Wall of Mexico, unnecessary.

Signed:_______________ Dated:____________________

THE BANKRUPTY THAT AGENT CROWDER USED TO OBTAIN THE SEARCH WARRANT

As I said my bankruptcy was filed as a result of the seizure of my 1963 Chevrolet Corvette at Sheriffs auction by Mathew Lakota and Sheriff Kory Honea. I had owned the car for about 18 years and had purchased it with a portion of my parent’s estate. The car had sentimental value to me. Had I been served by Lakota as his proof of service said I was, I would have contacted an Attorney to bar him and Sheriff Honea from seizing the vehicle but of course this is the reason why Lakota uses the technique that Regie Greywolf described to me.

I only had about $10,000.00 in credit card debt and I was paying that off just fine. The bankruptcy all derives from a property line dispute with my neighbors across the street where I live. These neighbors, Ilo Besserin her eighties, her unemployed son Timothy, in his late 50s and their two daughters Patricia and Deborah who live elsewhere but love Drama as the entire family does.

I knew the location of my property line with the Besser’s and with the Stowie’s, who are the neighbors to the side of my property. The Stowie’s and Besser’s also share a property line as the besser property is wider than my property.

Krista Stowie backed into Patricia Besser’s car twice resulting in damage. Krista Stowie  the second time asked me for advice saying that she had asked Patricia not to park in the roadway as she could not see Besser’s car when she backed out of her driveway and Besser had a large gravel lot to park on her mothers property.

I recommended to Mrs. Stowie that she ask the Besser’s if we could put up a fence on the property line. This would eliminate the constant problem with Timothy Besser claiming our property as his and he would no longer have anything to bitch about or threaten about.

Timothy Besser, who acts more puppet master to his Mother than he does son, angrily rejected this idea and informed Mrs. Stowie that he had gained possession of our property by paring on it and therefore he had an easement of our property now. He later confronted me about his newly acquired real estate that formerly belonged to the Stowie’s and I and that we still paid property taxes on; Timothy Besser told me the same dribble he had told Mrs. Stowie about his new property rights. I told him and showed him where the property line was at and how I knew where it was at. I also informed him how I had determined this with the description on my Grant Deed, an original survey marker and a long tape measure.

Things got weirder and Timothy Besser told me I could not drive on the easement, on my own property. I then Marked the property line and posted a no trespassing notice. Timothy Besser called the Butte County Sheriff’s office and filed a criminal complaint against me for vandalism. Timothy Besser refused to tell the Deputy Sheriff where the property line was located and how he knew this, however, the Deputy made a vandalism report based on an undetermined property line. The Deputy interviewed me buy intentionally omitted my statement from his report. The Deputy made no effort to locate the property line even though this information was easily available from the County he worked for.

The Deputy who responded to Timothy Besser’s complaint was clearly biased in his handling of the call. If you interview a vandalism suspect and he makes a voluntary statement you are required to put that in your report, he did not. I told him how I knew where the property line was located and how I determined that.  Mrs. Stowie and I feel that the Butte County Sheriff was biased against us because she has the scarlet letter of a previous drug felony and bear the scarlet letter because I was the reporter of the Ku Klux Klan incident by on duty Deputy’s. The Deputy Sheriff that responded told Timothy Besser to get a restraining order against me. When the Deputy was investigating the vandalism I asked him what Ilo Besser, the property owner had told him? He said he didn’t talk to her because she was in a walker.

On 29 January 2016, both Timothy Besser and his mother, Ilo Besser, testified under oath, on the record with a deposition reporter and confirmed that they did not know the location of the property line when they made the vandalism report, filed the lawsuit and filed the civil harassment restraining order. They did not know the location of the property line until a survey was done in October 2014, months after filing the criminal complaint and court actions against me. They used the criminal report against me to defraud their insurance company out of $820.00 claiming I had painted rocks on their driveway when in fact the notice was on my property.

 

In early 2014 Ilo Besser got both a civil harassment restraining order against me as well as filed a lawsuit for trespass. I was not personally served with the lawsuit as the Besser’s did a service by publication in the newspaper which no one reads anymore. The Besser’s daughter, Patricia Besser did serve me with the Civil harassment restraining order, however, did not serve me with the lawsuit even though they were both pending in the court at the same time.

 

This is a copy of Timothy Besser’s testimony regarding the property line:

  1. MARTIN:What is the status of your ownershipof the 3115 Aloha Lane.

TIMOTHY BESSER: I don’t own the property. It’s my mother’s property.

MARTIN: Are you part of the Ilo Besser Trust?

  1. MARQUEZ: Objection, relevance.

JUDGE BARBARA L. ROBERTS: Sustained.

MARTIN: Have you ever told any of the neighbors that your mother owns that property to the middle of Aloha Lane, the gravel portion?

TIMOTHY BESSER: A long time ago, I may have. I’m not sure.

JUDGE BARBARA L. ROBERTS: Sir, would you move up, please, and speak into the microphone? Or if you pull it toward you, if — that’s better. All right. Thank you.

  1. MARTIN: What led you to believe that your mother owned to the middle of the road?

TIMOTHY BESSER: That’s pretty common on most easements, I believe.

MARTIN: So, you didn’t confirm that through your grant deed, is that correct?

TIMOTHY BESSER: No. Well, the grant deed, the original one shows the division down the middle of the road, so I just assumed.

MARTIN: The grant deed showed that?

TIMOTHY BESSER: Yes.

MARTIN: The grant deed is all text, it’s written out, it’s not there’s — no map on the grant deed?

JUDGE BARBARA L. ROBERTS: Is your question —

TIMOTHY BESSER: Well —

JUDGE BARBARA L. ROBERTS: Wait. There’s no question pending.

TIMOTHY BESSER: Okay.

JUDGE BARBARA L. ROBERTS: What’s the question, please?

  1. MARTIN: So, your grant deed has a map on it, your mother’s the grant deed?

TIMOTHY BESSER: Yeah, it came with a map of the road, yeah.

MARTIN: How did you confirm that that was where the property line was at on the map?

TIMOTHY BESSER: Well, I just assumed that that was the case, because again, the middle of the road easement is pretty common in the county, I understand.

MARTIN: Did anyone tell you that that was where it was at?

TIMOTHY BESSER: No.

MARTIN: Okay. How was the rear of your mother’s property defined?

TIMOTHY BESSER: It’s just trees, and it was defined in the survey that was recently done.

MARTIN: Prior to the survey, how was it defined?

TIMOTHY BESSER:  Again, we referred to the map of the property that we received with the deed.

MARTIN: Was there a steel stake back there that marked the property line between your mother’s property and the person that had the property behind you, which was kind of an old walnut orchard?

TIMOTHY BESSER: No. On one side, there was, next to the Horns’ property, but on the other side, there was none. So, there was a stake that divided your mother, the rear of your mother’s property with the orchard, whoever owns that.··I don’t know the owners.

TIMOTHY BESSER: I don’t either.··Yes.

MARTIN: Okay.  But it was defined, is that correct?

TIMOTHY BESSER: It was.

  1. MARQUEZ:··Objection, vague and ambiguous as to what defined means.

JUDGE BARBARA L. ROBERTS: Sustained.

  1. MARTIN: Do you have any —
  2. MARQUEZ: Your Honor, I apologize, but I also noticed there’s a person in the gallery here. There was a previous motion on day one of trial to exclude witnesses.

JUDGE BARBARA L. ROBERTS: Ma’am, are you going to be testifying in this trial?

  1. MARTIN: May I consult with her a minute?

JUDGE BARBARA L. ROBERTS: Is this your witness?

  1. MARTIN: Yes.

JUDGE BARBARA L. ROBERTS: All right.

  1. MARTIN: Although she may not be a witness. I don’t want this to drag on for another year.

JUDGE BARBARA L. ROBERTS: It’s not. It’s going to be done today. We will get done with the testimony today. This has gone on for months and months and months, now. I think it’s — how long since you filed this motion, Mr. Marquez?

  1. MARQUEZ: I believe this was a 2014 petition.

JUDGE BARBARA L. ROBERTS: We will get done today. That’s it. We’re not going to spend any more time on this. So, use your time wisely today.

  1. MARTIN: So, what if I’m not finished with the cross? Are we going till 5:00?

JUDGE BARBARA L. ROBERTS: I don’t know how long it’s going to take, but we will —

  1. MARTIN: So, we’ll come back — is this afternoon available?

JUDGE BARBARA L. ROBERTS: I don’t know if we have this afternoon available or not. Get busy. All right. So, this is a potential witness?

  1. MARTIN: Yes, she does wish to testify, so —

JUDGE BARBARA L. ROBERTS: All right. So, we’ll exclude her. Go ahead.

  1. MARTIN: Continue? So, say when you mow —have somebody mow your weeds in the back of the property, is there any dispute with the person that lives behind you or owns the property behind you as to the property line?

TIMOTHY BESSER: No —

  1. MARQUEZ: Objection, relevance.

TIMOTHY BESSER:  there’s never been a dispute.

JUDGE BARBARA L. ROBERTS: Sustained.

  1. MARTIN: Let’s see. Let me try this again. Do you know where the property line is, where it’s at in the rear of your mother’s property?

TIMOTHY BESSER: Yes. That was defined in the last survey.

MARTIN: Prior to that, did you know prior to the survey?

TIMOTHY BESSER: I wasn’t exactly sure, but I had a pretty good idea.

MARTIN: Did you think the steel stake was the location? That that was the property marker?

TIMOTHY BESSER: It was hard to tell, because the steel stake had been knocked down by a tractor years ago.

MARTIN: Okay.··So, you mentioned that you’re familiar with your mother’s grant deed, is that correct?

TIMOTHY BESSER: Somewhat, yes.

MARTIN: And have you read it?

TIMOTHY BESSER: Yes.

MARTIN: Okay.··Do you know how many feet deep your mother’s lot is?

TIMOTHY BESSER: I think it’s — not offhand, but it does define the distance in the deed, yes.

MARTIN: When you reviewed that, you read that distance?

TIMOTHY BESSER: I remember reading it somewhere, yes.

MARTIN: Okay. So, you believe that the middle of the gravel portion of Aloha Lane was your mother’s property line?

  1. MARQUEZ: Objection, relevance.This witness’s understanding —

THE COURT: Asked and answered.

  1. MARTIN: The relevance is I’m trying to get

JUDGE BARBARA L. ROBERTS: It’s been asked and answered. He already answered that question.

  1. MARTIN: All right. Have you ever — did you ever, before the Coke survey, measure from that rear stake forward in that amount of feet your mother’s — the grant deed showed her property was in depth.

TIMOTHY BESSER: Not accurately, no.

MARTIN: No. So, you did measure it, then? Did you measure it?

TIMOTHY BESSER: No, I don’t think I did, because the steel pipe was knocked over years ago by a tractor, like I testified to.

MARTIN: First you said not accurately. So, you measured something?

TIMOTHY BESSER: Well, I might have, but I just don’t recall.

MARTIN: Okay.··Did you tell Steven Butler or Leslie Coke the surveyors, where the property line was located before they did the survey?

TIMOTHY BESSER: No, I had no idea where the property line was.

MARTIN: Okay. When they showed you where the property line was at between your mother’s property and my property, did you agree with what they came up with?

MARTIN: Yes, pretty much. Yes.

MARTIN: Okay.··And that wasn’t to the middle of the road, was it?

TIMOTHY BESSER: I was explained by Steven Butler that our easement runs a foot and a half past your fence, so you’ve actually encroached.

MARTIN: That your easement runs there?

TIMOTHY BESSER: Yes.Yes.

MARTIN: So, he told you you had an easement on your mother’s —your mother has easement on her property?

TIMOTHY BESSER: Yeah. Yes.

MARTIN: Does the grant deed, her grant deed, show that?

TIMOTHY BESSER: Yes, it does.

MARTIN: It does show an easement?

MARTIN: Steven Butler highlighted on one copy —

MARTIN: Okay.

TIMOTHY BESSER:  to show us.

MARTIN: He showed that to you?

TIMOTHY BESSER: Yes.

MARTIN: All right.··May I approach?··I need an exhibit.

JUDGE BARBARA L. ROBERTS: Yes.

  1. MARTIN: Ilo Besser, the grant deed. I don’t know what number it is.

JUDGE BARBARA L. ROBERTS: Well, you have to tell the clerk what number it is.

  1. MARTIN: May I look through them?

JUDGE BARBARA L. ROBERTS: Did we get the exhibits back to counsel last time or not?

  1. MARQUEZ: No, Your Honor. I believe they were preserved by the Court.

JUDGE BARBARA L. ROBERTS: Well, we’ll have to find them.

  1. MARTIN: Should we recess until then?

JUDGE BARBARA L. ROBERTS: No, just go ahead. Pursue a different line of questioning until we get the exhibits.

  1. MARTIN: I may have a copy of the grant deed. May I look for it?

JUDGE BARBARA L. ROBERTS: Yes. Let’s pursue a different line of questioning for now until Madam Clerk can get the exhibits. We’re low on time today.

  1. MARTIN: I’m willing to go to 5:00 o’clock. No problem.

JUDGE BARBARA L. ROBERTS: Next question, please.

  1. MARTIN: Can I ask the court reporter something?

JUDGE BARBARA L. ROBERTS: No. Next question, please.

  1. MARTIN: Did your mother’s lawn grow up to the mail? To her mailbox?

TIMOTHY BESSER: Yes, it did at one time.

MARTIN: Do you have photos of that?

TIMOTHY BESSER: Yes, I do.

MARTIN: Can you produce those here?

MARTIN: Yes. They’re in my binder.

MARTIN: May he get them?

JUDGE BARBARA L. ROBERTS: No. If you want them, you need to subpoena them. This is ridiculous.W e’ve been going for day and days and days, now. This is not the time to be doing discovery.

TIMOTHY BESSER: Yes, the lawn did go to the mail at one time.

  1. MARTIN: And you have photographs of those? Of that?

TIMOTHY BESSER: Yes.

  1. MARTIN: Okay. Do we have any time limit on when we’ll get the other stuff?

JUDGE BARBARA L. ROBERTS: I’m trying to get the exhibits in here. You are wasting time by not pursuing the examination of this witness.

  1. MARTIN: I don’t have much else to talk to him about.

JUDGE BARBARA L. ROBERTS: All right.Can this witness be excused, then?

  1. MARTIN: Subject to recall real.

JUDGE BARBARA L. ROBERTS: All right. You may step down.

  1. MARQUEZ: Your Honor, I have very, very brief redirect.

JUDGE BARBARA L. ROBERTS: All right.

EXAMINATION BY

JUDGE BARBARA L. ROBERTS: You’re still under oath.

  1. MARQUEZ: Mr. Besser, you currently reside with Petitioner, Ilo Besser, is that correct?

TIMOTHY BESSER: Yes.

MARQUEZ: And after your mother, Ms. Besser, saw the pink fluorescent spray painted line on or near her property, what was her reaction?

TIMOTHY BESSER: Well, she was shocked, to say the least.

MARQUEZ: Was she concerned?

TIMOTHY BESSER: Of course.Yes.

MARQUEZ: Was she scared?

TIMOTHY BESSER: Yes.

MARQUEZ: Scared of who?

TIMOTHY BESSER: Dave Martin.

MARQUEZ: Okay. And when she saw the pink stake driven on or near her property, what was her reaction?

TIMOTHY BESSER: Again, she was afraid, you know.

MARQUEZ: Okay. And when she saw the damage to the grass, the lawn, and the bushes, what was her reaction?

TIMOTHY BESSER: Well, she was afraid of Dave Martin’s behavior, and partially frustrated with his actions.

  1. MARQUEZ: Okay. Nothing further, Your Honor?

JUDGE BARBARA L. ROBERTS: Anything else, Mr. Martin.

FURTHER EXAMINATION BY

  1. MARTIN: Yes. The shrubs that you just discussed, are all those on your mother’s property?

TIMOTHY BESSER: Not all, but some.

MARTIN: How many?

TIMOTHY BESSER: Does that include the cherry trees?

MARTIN: Pardon me. Oh, yes. Go ahead. With the cherry trees.

TIMOTHY BESSER: Well, There’s two cherry trees that recently died, and I suspect that you probably sprayed them with some sort of  chemical, because — because the rest are okay.

MARTIN: Did there — was there paint on the bottom of those cherry trees?

TIMOTHY BESSER: Not any more, no.

MARTIN: Really?

TIMOTHY BESSER: Might be traces, but —

MARTIN: Did you paint those?

TIMOTHY BESSER: Years ago, yes.

MARTIN: You did?

TIMOTHY BESSER: Yes.

MARTIN: Okay. Why did you paint those?

TIMOTHY BESSER: To cover up any scarring.

MARTIN: What was the purpose of that?

TIMOTHY BESSER: To protect the tree.

MARTIN: From what?

TIMOTHY BESSER: From debris from the lawn mower or the weed eater.

MARTIN: Did your father plants those cherry trees?

TIMOTHY BESSER: Yes, he did.

MARTIN: Did he paint them first?

TIMOTHY BESSER: Yes.

MARTIN: Did he ever tell you he painted them?

TIMOTHY BESSER: No. No.

MARTIN: In fact, the reason you painted those was because wood borers get into the base of a cherry tree and kill it by going around it, isn’t that correct?

  1. MARQUEZ: Objection, calls for speculation.

JUDGE BARBARA L. ROBERTS: What’s the relevance?

  1. MARTIN: Pardon me?

JUDGE BARBARA L. ROBERTS: What’s the relevance?

  1. MARTIN: He accused me of poisoning the cherry trees, and because the paint is no longer there, wood borers got into the trees and killed them. What they do is they circle the tree —

JUDGE BARBARA L. ROBERTS: All right. Go ahead.

  1. MARTIN: Would you answer, please?

JUDGE BARBARA L. ROBERTS: The exhibits are in Oroville.

  1. MARTIN: So, I’m not allowed to use the exhibits?

JUDGE BARBARA L. ROBERTS: Well, it’s not that you’re not allowed to. They’re not here. And that is our fault, I apologize for it. This case started in Oroville, all of the other proceedings have been in Oroville, and it’s an oversight to not get the exhibits over here.

  1. MARTIN: We’ll continue the trial at the end of this questioning so I can do —

JUDGE BARBARA L. ROBERTS: I guess we’ll have to.

  1. MARQUEZ: Okay.··Your Honor, in order to help facilitate the matter, I believe I’ve got a copy of the —
  2. MARTIN:··You don’t have all the exhibits, so that will not work.
  3. MARQUEZ:··Your Honor, may I finish?

JUDGE BARBARA L. ROBERTS: Yes.

  1. MARQUEZ:··I do have copies of the deed that Mr. Martin is looking to use for his examination. I will also have copies of most, if not all the exhibits, so I think we can continue and proceed this morning.

JUDGE BARBARA L. ROBERTS: All right. I’m going to see if we can get them over here sooner rather than later.

  1. MARTIN: Thank you.

JUDGE BARBARA L. ROBERTS: All right. Go ahead.

  1. MARTIN: So, back to the — no one ever told you, or you did not know that the reason for painting the base of a tree was to prevent the wood borers from getting into them, is that correct?

TIMOTHY BESSER: Yeah.··Yeah, that’s correct.

MARTIN: You thought it was debris?

TIMOTHY BESSER: Yeah.

MARTIN: Okay.··But you’ve accused me of poisoning those trees, is that correct?

TIMOTHY BESSER: Well, yeah. I just did because of the trees that had flourished for decades until you started spraying our property.

MARTIN:  When was the last time you painted the base of the trees, those cherry trees?

TIMOTHY BESSER: Probably early 2000’s.··2003 or something.

MARTIN: Twelve, fifteen years ago?

TIMOTHY BESSER: Okay.

  1. MARTIN: Okay. That’s all I need.

JUDGE BARBARA L. ROBERTS: All right. May this witness be excused?

  1. MARQUEZ: Yes, Your Honor.

JUDGE BARBARA L. ROBERTS: All right.

  1. MARTIN: Subject to recall.

JUDGE BARBARA L. ROBERTS: Yes. You’re excused. You may step down.

  1. MARTIN: And he is excluded, correct?

JUDGE BARBARA L. ROBERTS: No.

  1. MARTIN: Out of the courtroom, I mean.

JUDGE BARBARA L. ROBERTS: No. He’s already testified.

  1. MARTIN: I probably will have to recall him.

JUDGE BARBARA L. ROBERTS: All right. Call your next —

  1. MARTIN: When the exhibits get here, I will need to recall him.

JUDGE BARBARA L. ROBERTS: All right. That’s fine. Call your next witness.

  1. MARTIN: So, he’s not excluded.

JUDGE BARBARA L. ROBERTS: Is he a party to this action?

  1. MARQUEZ: No, your Honor.

JUDGE BARBARA L. ROBERTS: All right. You need to step out of the courtroom.

TIMOTHY BESSER: Okay.

JUDGE BARBARA L. ROBERTS: Next witness.

  1. MARQUEZ: Your Honor, it’s actually my case in chief.··That was my last witness, and I’ll rest.

JUDGE BARBARA L. ROBERTS: All right. Mr. Martin, your next witness.

  1. MARTIN: Call Ilo Besser.

JUDGE BARBARA L. ROBERTS: All right. Ms. Besser, you want to step up to the witness stand? Please remain standing and raise your right hand to be sworn.

ILO BESSER, called on behalf of the Respondent, after being first duly sworn, testified as follows:

 

This is Ilo Besser’s sworn court testimony on 29 January 2016 regarding her lack of knowledge of both the property line location as well as the lawsuit against me. This lawsuit that led to the default judgment and the asset seizure of my 1963 Chevrolet Corvette by Sheriff Kory Honea and Mathew Manteiv Lakota:

MARTIN: Okay.So, did you have any discussion with your children about the Leslie Coke survey did not agree with where you thought the property line was at?

ILO BESSER: No, I haven’t.

MARTIN: Didn’t talked to them about that?

ILO BESSER: No.

MARTIN: So, did the Leslie Coke survey change where you — I think I asked that. Never mind. Sorry. Did you also file a lawsuit against me?

ILO BESSER: Did I?

MARTIN: Yes.

ILO BESSER: Not that I know of.

MARTIN: You did not file a lawsuit against me?

ILO BESSER: I don’t think so.

MARTIN: Are you sure?

ILO BESSER: Tim might have.

MARTIN: Pardon?

ILO BESSER: My son might have.

MARTIN: On your behalf?

ILO BESSER: On my behalf.

MARTIN:Okay. So, you — did you signed a lawsuit against me, though?

ILO BESSER: If he wrote one out.

MARTIN: Pardon me?

ILO BESSER: I said, if he wrote one out, I probably did.

MARTIN: Okay. And what was that lawsuit for?

THE COURT: Is that this litigation you’re talking about?

  1. MARTIN: No. The same facts, though.

THE COURT: Is there another case pending?

  1. MARQUEZ: No, Your Honor, there’s no case pending.
  2. MARTIN: There’s a default judgment on it. That’s a limited lawsuit that a default judgment was issued.

THE COURT: Do you know anything about that?

  1. MARQUEZ: It was — it’s been a while, Your Honor, but it was a trespass lawsuit, judgment was entered, the matter’s now closed.

THE COURT: Don’t know anything about it. First time I’ve heard of it.

  1. MARTIN: So, do you know what the lawsuit was for?

ILO BESSER: I didn’t even know there was a lawsuit.

MARTIN: Okay. Did Mr. Marquez talk to you about the lawsuit?

  1. MARQUEZ: Objection. This may lead into attorney-client privilege.

THE COURT: Sustained.

  1. MARTIN: I didn’t ask what he said, I just asked if he had spoken to her about it. There’s a lawsuit against —
  2. MARQUEZ: Same objection, Your Honor.··It still asks for communication between —

THE COURT: Sustained.

  1. MARTIN: Okay.··So, you don’t know if a lawsuit was filed before or after the Leslie Coke survey?

ILO BESSER: I didn’t know. Didn’t know it was filed.

 

This is Judge Barbara Roberts Summation about the Civil Harassment Restraining Order trial on 29 January 2018:

THE COURT:

I would like to see the neighbors get into some kind of mediation so that you can resolve this once and for all. I thought the idea of building a fence was an excellent idea. I’m not sure why the Besser’s have rejected that idea. It’s not going to cost them anything. Mr. Martin has agreed to pay for the cost of the materials and Mr. Stowe has offered to do the labor. To me this seems like an absolutely wonderful idea to keep the peace out in this neighborhood. I find that many of the Bessers’ actions have been antagonistic, have been trying to incite action from the Stowie’s and from Mr. Martin. There is no reason that the Bessers should be parking their cars on the easement. They have plenty of places to do that on their property. I think that the Besser’s have basically antagonized this situation and the restraining order will be terminated as of today.

 

I thought that after Attorney Ronald Marquez heard his client Ilo Besser testify that she knew nothing of a lawsuit that he would encourage her to dismiss that lawsuit against me, especially after her testimony and Timothy Besser’s testimony that they did not know the location of the property line and that they were mistaken about it being the middle of the road. Little did I suspect that given this evidence the default judgment would continue in perjury and Sheriff Kory Honea and Mathew Manteiv Lakota would seize my property without notice.

 

MY REASON FOR NOT LISTING THE FIREARMS AS MY PROPERTY IN BANKRUPTCY:

At the time of the bankruptcy I did my best to research the legal definitions of assets that had to be reported. I could not find any information on my circumstance with the firearms, therefore I did not list them as asset property. The reason that I did this was that I had borrowed monay against them and had spent the money so I had neither the cash not the full property interest in the firearms which were collateral for the loan. The firearms were property akin to being pawned. I could find nothing in the Bankruptcy information about pawned property and reporting this as owned property for Bankruptcy.

What I did find was that Bankruptcy asset property, this is the property that the Bankruptcy Trustee holds to pay the Bankruptcy if the person quits paying the Chapter 13 monthly payments, must be the full property of the bankruptcy applicant. For example, property that has been pawned is the property of the Pawn Broker and not the bankrupt person as an asset that the Bankruptcy Trustee would lay claim to. This would deny the Pawn Broker her/his property interest in the property that money was loaned on.

When I was served with the Civil Harassment Restraining Order in mid 2014 I had to scramble to do several things. The Civil Harassment Restraining order was requested stating it was over a property dispute (actually stated this in the narrative even though the courts are not supposed to allow property dispute Civil Harassment Restraining Orders) so I needed to pay for a property line survey, which was quoted at about just under $7,000.00 (Northstate Engineering). I also needed to hire an Attorney which would be $10.000.00 to $20,000.00.

This is a part of Judge Barbara L. Roberts Statement at the end of the restraining order trial regarding the fact that this was a property dispute. The Besser’s used the restraining order against me as leverage to gain free real estate in this matter with the assistance of the Butte County Superior Court and Sheriff Kory Honea.

JUDGE BARBARA L. ROBERTS STATEMENT 29 January 2016:

“The Court is going to terminate the temporary restraining order and not issue a permanent restraining order.This is clearly a property dispute. It has been from the very beginning, and while, Mr. Martin, I certainly don’t like some of the actions you have taken out there, I have to say from the totality of the evidence I’ve heard, I believe it’s been mostly a self-defense kind of mode on your part.”

I was in need of quick liquid cash which my brother had available. I also had many firearms that I had received as my portion of my Father’s estate that my brother was angry about and wanted. I borrowed money from my brother and the guns were his collateral for the loan. It was our intention to liquidate the guns in consignment in Nevada at some future date and then I would repay the loan with interest.

At the time of filing the bankruptcy I still had not repaid the loan and they were still his property in collateral. The bankruptcy was only 6 months after the termination of the restraining order.  I did not consider the guns an asset for the Bankruptcy since I did not have a full property interest in them if any at all since I wanted my brother to consign them in Nevada where his daughter lived due to California’s extremist-fundamentalist politically motivated anti-gun fanaticism.

I was unsure what the guns would bring after the 20 to 30 percent consignment and other fees so they may have only gone to repay the loan. Many of the guns were old bolt action rifles of low value.

I could not bar his collateral and not repay him for the 5 years of the bankruptcy as I did not believe this was legal or fair to him when he had made a hasty loan and I agreed in contract to the transfer of my property to him. Since I had spent all of the cash by the time of the bankruptcy I had neither, the guns or the cash.

I also felt that this arrangement would mitigate the requirement that I surrender my guns due to the property dispute restraining order. Since the Butte County Courts have allowed other arrangements for the firearms prohibition aspect of the property dispute restraining order I felt this would be sufficient. My brother had the loose guns that were in the house stored elsewhere and he had custody and control of the combinations and the keys of the gun safes. This is why I signed the penalty of perjury document that I had no guns in my possession. This is why the safes had so much other property stacked against them as I had not been in them for over a year.

I feel it is highly inappropriate for Special Agent Eric W. Crowder to investigate Bankruptcy Fraud that is by Federal mandate under the Jurisdiction of the Bankruptcy Trustee. I believe that I would have received fairness from a Bankruptcy Trustee Investigation that is not possible from an antiquated dormant Federal Agency that must find makework to justify its existence such as the Federal Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco, firearms, and Explosives.

It is clear that as soon as Crowder heard guns were involved he decided to override federal protocol and conduct his own makework investigation in his extremist-fundamentalist politically motivated anti-gun fanaticism that justifies his job and the Agencies existence such as the resounding success of “OPERATION FAST AND FURIOUS” (another of these juvenile operation names plagiarized from Hollywood by an agency that lacks dignity and Morals).

I believe that the first thing that should be done in an investigation for Bankruptcy fraud is to interview the suspect to obtain an admission of guilt or a legal reason for the omission. Crowder did not do this, instead he made an issue of the 87 guns that were registered in my name through AFS that Butte County Sheriff Kory Honea shared with professional ADA lawsuit specialist Mathew Manteiv Lakota. All of the firearms in question were purchased legally and legally owned.

In addition, Crowder has omitted other evidentiary steps internationally from his investigation. He has done this even though it would be a major piece of evidence to prove ownership of the 23 Assault weapons he has charged me under state law with possessing (it should be 22 felony charges since Special Agent Erik W. Crowder manufactured one of these weapons).

It is a very simple process to determine if an assault weapon is owned by me. Crowder knows about this process since it is his agency that is in charge of it. It is the ATF,  E-TRACE , program. The ATF has a  division specifically devoted to E-TRACE which located the registered owner of specific firearms. It locates the ATF form 4473 that the person who purchased the gun filled out when purchasing it. So Special Agent Erik W. Crowder should have by this time had an E-TRACE completed for each of the 23 assault rifles he has charged me with. This would be proof in court that they are in fact my assault rifles and not someone else’s. Crowder arrested me on 17 January 2018 but has not done an ETRACE, why?.

ATF, ETRACE, would prove that I “LAWFULLY POSSED” the assault weapons that Crowder charged me with and the Butte County District Attorney, Michael L. Ramsey, has argued through his minion, DDA Lee, that I cannot prove that I purchased the Assault Weapons charged with and therefore I am not allowed to make use of the Amnesty assault weapons registration period that would have allowed me to register, or convert the assault weapons that Crowder seized and charged me with. So it is District Attorney, Michael L. Ramsey’s decision that Crowder does not need to conduct any follow-up investigation regarding ETRACE which would allow me to register these assault weapons, a perfect Butte County District Attorney catch 22.

Further, it is the position of Butte County District Attorney Michael L. Ramsey that I would need to provide proof that I purchased these firearms even though the State of California did not begin recording rifle registrations until 2014. So in Ramsey’s opinion, since the State did not begin recording rifle registrations until 2014 and Crowder and his own DA investigators won’t do an E-TRACE then I must as Crowder put it when describing Lakota’s felonies, SUFFER, 23 felonies and face 17 years in prison. Ramsey is personally involved in my case as he personally offered a plea bargain of three felonies which would only be about 5 years in prison as the maximum punishment.

Strange that the offense that I am charged with could actually be charged as misdemeanors since the assault weapon possession offense is a wobbler, chargeable as a misdemeanor or a felony. The California Code section that Special Agent Erik W. Crowder has violated is not a wobbler but a straight felony. It’s clear with District Attorney Michael L. Ramsey’s direct involvement of offering a plea bargain of three felonies (one for the AK type weapons, one for the AR-15 type weapons and one for weapons that didn’t fit into those two categories.

Special Agent Erik W. Crowder, besides manufacturing assault weapons and falsifying evidence, also has chosen to ignore the laws of California that were in play at the time of my arrest and are still in play since the Assault Weapon’s definitions have been withdrawn from the Office of Administrative Law as of 9 July 2018 by California Attorney General Xavier Becerra.

 

See attached/incorporated document:

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Special Agent Erik W. Crowder has intentionally chosen to ignore California Law while claiming to enforce it.

These are the three California laws in play that Crowder ignores and refuses to investigate further to provide proof that I Lawfully Possessed the assault weapons he charged me with:

 

 

Assembly Bill No. 1135

CHAPTER 40

An act to amend Sections 30515 and 30900 of, and to add Section 30680 to, the Penal Code, relating to firearms.

[ Approved by Governor  July 01, 2016. Filed with Secretary of State  July 01, 2016. ]

LEGISLATIVE COUNSEL’S DIGEST

 

This bill would exempt from punishment under that provision a person who possessed an assault weapon prior to January 1, 2017, if specified requirements are met.

 

SEC. 2. Section 30680 is added to the Penal Code, to read:

 

  1. Section 30605 does not apply to the possession of an assault weapon by a person who has possessed the assault weapon prior to January 1, 2017, if all of the following are applicable:

(a) Prior to January 1, 2017, the person would have been eligible to register that assault weapon pursuant to subdivision (b) of Section 30900.

 

(b) The person lawfully possessed that assault weapon prior to January 1, 2017.

 

(c) The person registers the assault weapon by January 1, 2018, in accordance with subdivision (b) of Section 30900.

 

30900 (b) (1) Any person who, from January 1, 2001, to December 31, 2016, inclusive, lawfully possessed an assault weapon that does not have a fixed magazine, as defined in Section 30515, including those weapons with an ammunition feeding device that can be readily removed from the firearm with the use of a tool, shall register the firearm before January 1, 2018, but not before the effective date of the regulations adopted pursuant to paragraph (5), with the department pursuant to those procedures that the department may establish by regulation pursuant to paragraph (5).

 

 

 

 

 

 

Senate Bill No. 880

CHAPTER 48

An act to amend Sections 30515 and 30900 of, and to add Section 30680 to, the Penal Code, relating to firearms.

[ Approved by Governor  July 01, 2016. Filed with Secretary of State  July 01, 2016. ]

LEGISLATIVE COUNSEL’S DIGEST

 

This bill would exempt from punishment under that provision a person who possessed an assault weapon prior to January 1, 2017, if specified requirements are met.

 

This bill would revise this definition of “assault weapon” to mean a semiautomatic centerfire rifle, or a semiautomatic pistol that does not have a fixed magazine but has any one of those specified attributes. The bill would also define “fixed magazine” to mean an ammunition feeding device contained in, or permanently attached to, a firearm in such a manner that the device cannot be removed without disassembly of the firearm action.

 

By expanding the definition of an existing crime, the bill would impose aThis bill would exempt from punishment under that provision a person who possessed an assault weapon prior to January 1, 2017, if specified requirements are met.

 

This bill would require that any person who, from January 1, 2001, to December 31, 2016, inclusive, lawfully possessed an assault weapon that does not have a fixed magazine, as defined, and including those weapons with an ammunition feeding device that can be removed readily from the firearm with the use of a tool, register the firearm with the Department of Justice before January 1, 2018, but not before the effective date of specified regulations.

 

30900 (b) (1) Any person who, from January 1, 2001, to December 31, 2016, inclusive, lawfully possessed an assault weapon that does not have a fixed magazine, as defined in Section 30515, including those weapons with an ammunition feeding device that can be readily removed from the firearm with the use of a tool, shall register the firearm before January 1, 2018, but not before the effective date of the regulations adopted pursuant to paragraph (5), with the department pursuant to those procedures that the department may establish by regulation pursuant to paragraph (5).

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Assembly Bill No. 103

CHAPTER 17

An act to amend Sections 1170.18, 1370, 1370.6, 1372, 1463.007, 1464, 1557, 2801, 2808, 3453, 5075, 6031, 6031.1, 29800, 29805, 30680, and 30900 …………………………………

 

SEC. 47. Section 30680 of the Penal Code, as added by Section 2 of Chapter 40 of the Statutes of 2016, is amended to read:

  1. Section 30605 does not apply to the possession of an assault weapon by a person who has possessed the assault weapon prior to January 1, 2017, if all of the following are applicable:

 

(a) Prior to January 1, 2017, the person would have been eligible to register that assault weapon pursuant to subdivision (b) of Section 30900.

 

(b) The person lawfully possessed that assault weapon prior to January 1, 2017.

 

(c) The person registers the assault weapon by July 1, 2018, in accordance with subdivision (b) of Section 30900.

 

SEC. 48. Section 30680 of the Penal Code, as added by Section 2 of Chapter 48 of the Statutes of 2016, is amended to read:

  1. Section 30605 does not apply to the possession of an assault weapon by a person who has possessed the assault weapon prior to January 1, 2017, if all of the following are applicable:

 

(a) Prior to January 1, 2017, the person was eligible to register that assault weapon pursuant to subdivision (b) of Section 30900.

 

(b) The person lawfully possessed that assault weapon prior to January 1, 2017.

 

(c) The person registers the assault weapon by July 1, 2018, in accordance with subdivision (b) of Section 30900.

 

SEC. 49. Section 30900 of the Penal Code is amended to read:

  1. (a) (1) Any person who, prior to June 1, 1989, lawfully possessed an assault weapon, as defined in former Section 12276, as added by Section 3 of Chapter 19 of the Statutes of 1989, shall register the firearm by January 1, 1991, and any person who lawfully possessed an assault weapon prior to the date it was specified as an assault weapon pursuant to former Section 12276.5, as added by Section 3 of Chapter 19 of the Statutes of 1989 or as amended by Section 1 of Chapter 874 of the Statutes of 1990 or Section 3 of Chapter 954 of the Statutes of 1991, shall register the firearm within 90 days with the Department of Justice pursuant to those procedures that the department may establish.

 

(2) Except as provided in Section 30600, any person who lawfully possessed an assault weapon prior to the date it was defined as an assault weapon pursuant to former Section 12276.1, as it read in Section 7 of Chapter 129 of the Statutes of 1999, and which was not specified as an assault weapon under former Section 12276, as added by Section 3 of Chapter 19 of the Statutes of 1989 or as amended at any time before January 1, 2001, or former Section 12276.5, as added by Section 3 of Chapter 19 of the Statutes of 1989 or as amended at any time before January 1, 2001, shall register the firearm by January 1, 2001, with the department pursuant to those procedures that the department may establish.

 

(b) (1) Any person who, from January 1, 2001, to December 31, 2016, inclusive, lawfully possessed an assault weapon that does not have a fixed magazine, as defined in Section 30515, including those weapons with an ammunition feeding device that can be readily removed from the firearm with the use of a tool, shall register the firearm before July 1, 2018, but not before the effective date of the regulations adopted pursuant to paragraph (5), with the department pursuant to those procedures that the department may establish by regulation pursuant to paragraph (5).

 

YOU WILL NOTE THAT ALL THREE OF THESE CALFIORNIA LAWS PASSED BY THE STATE LEGISLATURE APPLY TO ANY ASSAULT WEAPON AND NOT JUST BULLET BUTTON EQUIPED FIREARMS BY THE LANGUAGE INCLUDING THOSE WEAPONS (THAT UTILIZE A FEEDING DEVICE THAT CAN BE REMOVED WITH THE USE OF A TOOL.

 

Special Agent Erik W. Crowder took it upon himself to be above California Law and ignore the June 30, 2018, assault weapon registration period. Although Crowder shows signs of having psychological issues that are interfering with the performance of his duties as an ATF Special Agent I believe his circumventing Federal Protocol and California law is due in part to Special Agent Hubris. He is a Special Agent with emphasis on SPECIAL. Since Crowder found nothing illegal at my home I also believe that he charged the assault weapons in violation of the provisions of AB 103 so he could justify his “OPERATION CROWSNEST”. I still don’t understand if he is implying that I have a 1850’s whaling ship stored at my house but the operation names that ATF is obsessed with to the extent they must come up with one and place it in the special box on their ATF report of investigation is asinine to say the least and bespeaks of the immature direction the federal government has taken.

 

Crowder did try and charge me with possession of a machine gun but his own agency shot him down on that charge. I think Crowder not only may have fabricated some of the evidence in the make a case against MACHINEGUN MARTIN, but used this to also justify the existence of an antiquated useless federal Law enforcement agency. I am reasonably sure that Law enforcement officers at the local level seize and arrest more suspects for possession of machineguns than the ATF by a significant amount. So what exactly does the ATF do with three cases to investigate per year and three cases to be involved in?

 

 

Since Crowder is clearly, photographic evidence proves this, not above falsifying and manufacturing evidence, I think he is certainly capable of manufacturing evidence of possession of a machinegun as has happened with his case against me. Crowder’s omission will bear this out. Does Crowder manufacture machine gun evidence to appease his masters in Washington?

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

First of all, why does the Federal Government approve of the importation of machine gun parts kits? Why does the ATF constantly change the location of the demil cuts to the receivers of the weapons?

 

It seems clear that the federal Government allows this because someone well connected is getting rich form this federal allowance. It is also clear that the ATF changes the method and location of the demilitarization cuts to the machine gun receivers just so they can use this as a method to charge someone with possession of a machine gun or get a search warrant for their home.  It’s the federal Government and ATF chasing its own tail and then complaining that the tail is being bad.

 

The problem I have with Crowder’s MACHINE GUN MARTIN allegation is that I am quite sure that the parts in the exhibits are not mine. It appears that Crowder through together some of his own parts in order to falsify a possession of a machine gun case against me. Why are there three exhibit 67’s?  Crowder has submitted three exhibit 67’s all with different parts. Crowder submitted no evidence photographs of these parts when they were located. He did submit a photo with a lower portion of one of these kits (PPS 43) was in a photo on a postal priority mail box that an ATF agent opened. The photo shows no other parts and this was a kit I had purchased months before that was not cut like the one Crowder uses in his exhibit. The kit that I ordered had the barrel shroud cut up as is the current whim/iteration of the ATF gods on how they want the receivers cut today.

 

I also am sure that the dummy receiver is not mine nor is the barrel trunion or receiver template. I collect machine gun parts kits because they appreciate in value, sometimes, at an incredible interest rate better than the banks can pay. For example, a WWII German MP 40 machine kit in the 1980s sold for $200.00 each. Today they sell for $2,500.00 each and are easy to liquidate at that price.  So if I had been smart enough to buy 100 MP 40 kits in the 1980s they would be worth $260,000.00 today at a cost of $20,000.00 then. Any of the kits that the federal Government approves for importation into the U.S. appreciate as soon as they sell out. Generally they jump $100.00 in value. Currently you can buy the PPS 43 kits for $45.00. When the supply dries up they will be worth $145.00 almost overnight. Just as real estate investors speculate on houses I speculate on firearms and related marerials.

 

The reason I am sure that Crowder’s exhibits to make a case of possession of a machinegun against MACHINE GUN MARTIN is that I don’t buy those parts. Crowder has three exhibit 67’s with each exhibit adding more to the case against me. Crowder has an exhibit 67 with just a PPS 43 kit. Then he has another exhibit 67 with a dummy receiver and trunnion added to the parts kit. Finally he has another exhibit 67 with a template, dummy receiver and trunnion.

 

The reason I know these parts are not mine is because I don’t buy them. The reason I don’t buy them is because they are manufactured in the U.S. and they can be manufactured at any time. I don’t waste money on parts that will be available at any time in the future when I can spend the money on another kit that either won’t be available due to selling out or because the federal government decides to ban them.

 

I didn’t find any photographs of this pseudo machine gun that won’t shoot anywhere in Crowder’s evidence photos. Crowder may have been too busy having souvenir photos of ATF and other agents to photograph evidence of a pseudo machinegun. I also found no mention of , the finding of the pseudo machine gun in Crowder’s reports, although some reports appear to be missing from the discovery.

 

Normal Law Enforcement protocol is to photograph evidence as it is located and note in your report where you located it at. It appears that Crowder did neither.

 

U.S. CodeTitle 18Part IChapter 73 › § 1519

18 U.S. Code § 1519 – Destruction, alteration, or falsification of records in Federal investigations and bankruptcy.

Whoever knowingly alters, destroys, mutilates, conceals, covers up, falsifies, or makes a false entry in any record, document, or tangible object with the intent to impede, obstruct, or influence the investigation or proper administration of any matter within the jurisdiction of any department or agency of the United States or any case filed under title 11, or in relation to or contemplation of any such matter or case, shall be fined under this title, imprisoned not more than 20 years, or both.

(Added Pub. L. 107–204, title VIII, § 802(a), July 30, 2002, 116 Stat. 800.)

As I stated before, Special Agent Erik W. Crowder is certainly by his own photographic evidence capable and willing to fabricate evidence in my case. It appears that he was assisted by California Department of Justice Special Agents, Brad Ehrman and Lee Careaga.

California Law is clear and goes to great lengths to define criminal violations.

For example an assault weapon must have a pistol grip to be an assault weapon for the Crimes Crowder charged me with. The California Code of Regulations defines pistol grip for these purposes as:

(z) “Pistol grip that protrudes conspicuously beneath the action of the weapon” means a grip that allows for a pistol style grasp in which the web of the trigger hand (between the thumb and index finger) can be placed beneath or below the top of the exposed portion of the trigger while firing. This definition includes pistol grips on bullpup firearm designs. (Title 11. Law,Division 5. Firearms Regulations;Chapter;39. Assault Weapons and Large- Capacity Magazines;Article 2. Registration Requirement, What Qualifies for Registration, and Definitions; 11 CCR § 5471)

ATF Special Agent Erik W. Crowder with the assistance of California Department of Justice Special Agents, Brad Ehrman and Lee Careaga, who confirmed that all the weapons were in violation of the assault weapon law, charged me with a felony for a rifle listed as number 150 in the ATF evidence inventory.

Based on Ehrman’s report, and Crowder’s photographic evidence it is clear that these three law enforcement officers conspired (Penal Code 182) manufacture an assault weapon (Penal Code 30600 (a)) and to fabricate evidence in a federal investigation (U.S. CodeTitle 18Part IChapter 73 › § 1519). I find no exemption in the codes that allow them to do this.

30600.

(a) Any person who, within this state, manufactures or causes to be manufactured……any assault weapon………is guilty of a felony, and upon conviction shall be punished by imprisonment pursuant to subdivision (h) of Section 1170 for four, six, or eight years.

182.

(a) If two or more persons conspire:

(1) To commit any crime.

(2) Falsely and maliciously to indict another for any crime, or to procure another to be charged or arrested for any crime.

(3) Falsely to move or maintain any suit, action, or proceeding.

(4) To cheat and defraud any person of any property, by any means which are in themselves criminal, or to obtain money or property by false pretenses or by false promises with fraudulent intent not to perform those promises.

 

18 U.S. Code § 1519 – Destruction, alteration, or falsification of records in Federal investigations and bankruptcy.

Whoever knowingly alters, destroys, mutilates, conceals, covers up, falsifies, or makes a false entry in any record, document, or tangible object with the intent to impede, obstruct, or influence the investigation or proper administration of any matter within the jurisdiction of any department or agency of the United States or any case filed under title 11, or in relation to or contemplation of any such matter or case, shall be fined under this title, imprisoned not more than 20 years, or both.

California Department of Justice Agent Brad Ehrman is either so corrupt or incompetent that he listed my crime in his report as violation of California Penal Code Section 29800 (a).

 

29800.

(a) (1) Any person who has been convicted of, or has an outstanding warrant for, a felony under the laws of the United States, the State of California, or any other state, government, or country, or of an offense enumerated in subdivision (a), (b), or (d) of Section 23515, or who is addicted to the use of any narcotic drug, and who owns, purchases, receives, or has in possession or under custody or control any firearm is guilty of a felony.

I am not a convicted Felon nor do I have a Felony warrant. Ehrman’s incompetence or maliciousness is an example of why California is a Failed State.

 

In his report, attached below, Ehrman states:

“On 1/17/2018, Special Agent Supervisor, Lee Careaga assisted United States Department of Justice, Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco, Firearms and Explosives Agents at a search warrant for the residence of David Martin located at 3108 Aloha Lane, Chico, CA. Our function at the search warrant was to give our expert opinion on any Ca firearms law violations and assault weapons.

SAS Careaga and I examined all of the firearms that were seized and found 23 of the long guns to be assault weapons pursuant to penal code (PC) 30515 (a).

On 1/26/18, SA Rueda and I went to the Sacramento ATF office and met with ATF SA Erik Crowder. ATF SA Crowder had the 23 suspected assault weapons that I had identified at the search warrant in his office. The purpose of this examination was to confirm these 23 suspected assault weapons met the requirements spelled out in PC 30515”.

 

Ehrman then goes on to state:

“The following definitions apply to terms used in the identification of assault weapons pursuant to Penal Code Section 30515 Penal Code Section 5471”.

 

This is just another example of an incompetent Special Agent of the Failed State of California (FSC). There is no section 5471 of the California Penal Code. What Ehrman is probably referring to is California Code of Regulations section 5471 that provide definitions as related to assault weapons.

Ehrman goes on to provide the definition of pistol grip as it is used in assault weapons definitions. He states:

“Pistol Grip that protrudes conspicuously beneath the action of the weapon means a grip that allows for a pistol style grasp in which the web of the trigger hand (between the thumb and index finger) can be placed beneath or below the top of the exposed portion of the trigger while firing.”

 

This is the definition as used by California Code of Regulations section 5471, subsection (z);

(z) “Pistol grip that protrudes conspicuously beneath the action of the weapon” means a grip that allows for a pistol style grasp in which the web of the trigger hand (between the thumb and index finger) can be placed beneath or below the top of the exposed portion of the trigger while firing.

 

 

So clearly the law does not allow ATF Special Agent Eric W. Crowder, California Department Special Agent Brad Ehrman, Senior Special Agent Lee Careaga and possibly  California DOJ Special Agent Rosa Rueda (present during the second confirmation of the assault weapons) to manufacture an assault weapon in California yet this is exactly what they did, in violation of California Penal Code Section 30600 (a).

Ehrman and Careaga, his supervisor identified ATF item 150 as an assault weapon having a pistol grip. It did not have a pistol grip attached to the rifle but Crowder, Ehrman, careaga or another AFT agent placed the pistol grip on the rifle thereby manufacturing an assault weapon where there was none.

Due to the ever changing California assault weapons laws I had removed the grip from this rifle. It had been previously registered as an assault weapon during one of the registration periods. Then the old law governing this rifle was repealed and the only l;aw governing it was the current section 30605 of the penal code. The California Attorney Generals website, here is the current Attorney Generals determination of the assault weapons law:

Xavier Becerra

Attorney General

Frequently Asked Questions Assault Weapons and .50 BMG

If the characteristics that make my firearm a category 3 assault weapon are removed, can I cancel the registration? Can I sell it as regular (non-assault weapon) firearm?

Yes. If the defining characteristics establishing a firearm as a category 3 assault weapon are removed, it is no longer an assault weapon and the registration may be canceled. However, once the registration is canceled, you can never replace the characteristic(s) that make it an assault weapon, or you will be in possession of an illegal weapon. To cancel an assault weapon registration, contact DOJ at (916) 227-2153. Once the registration has been canceled, the firearm can be sold or transferred like any other firearm (non-assault weapon).

This is why I removed the pistol grip from the rifle, to make it California Compliant. Since I had until 30 June 2018, I was still trying to determine the best approach to California Compliance. I had believed that the best solution was to remove the firing pin or gas tube or bolt or bolt carrier from the rifles that were in question to make them California Complaint.

California Code of Regulations section 5471 section (hh) makes this option to Legalize assault weapons perfectly clear:

(hh) “Semiautomatic” means a firearm functionally able to fire a single cartridge, eject the empty case, and reload the chamber each time the trigger is pulled and released. Further, certain necessary mechanical parts that will allow a firearm to function in a semiautomatic nature must be present for a weapon to be deemed semiautomatic. A weapon clearly designed to be semiautomatic but lacking a firing pin, bolt carrier, gas tube, or some other crucial part of the firearm is not semiautomatic for purposes of Penal Code sections 30515, 30600, 30605(a), and 30900.

So had I removed one of the components by 30 June, 2018,  I still had five and a half months to make my decision when Crowder arrested me and Ehrman and Careaga and Crowder manufactured an assault weapon.

The pistol grip for ATF item 150 was nowhere near the weapon when ATF seized it. It was in fact in plain sight in my bedroom, 30 feet from the gun safe it was housed in. Someone took the pistol grip from my bedroom and attached it to AFT item 150 thereby making it an assault weapon as confirmed by Special Agent Erik W. Crowder, California Department of Justice Special Agent Brad Ehrman, Senior Special Agent Lee Careaga and possible Special Agent rosa Rueda.

The photographic evidence is clear and no doubt there are witnesses to this criminal violation among the army of other Special Agents and law enforcement officers that were present at the Search Warrant.

This ATF Special Agent Erik W. Crowder’s evidence photograph of ATF item 150:

As you can see the pistol grip has been taped to the side of the rifle (under blue tape to the right). Someone has also put the screw in the receiver. The screw was with the grip in my bedroom, I saw it daily as a reminder to figure out the best way to resolve the crazy California Assault weapons laws.

It is very unclear to me how California DOJ Special Agents Ehrman, Careaga and possible Rueda can manufacture an assault weapon in violation of california Law and utilize a grip screw to satisfy the legal definition of  “Pistol Grip”.

I know that the Attorney general’s Office has a vehement witch hunt out for owners of assault weapons in California but I think that minions of Attorney General Becerra manufacturing assault weapons in violation of California Law and fabricating evidence is the worst kind of Government abuse from the Failed State of California.

The additional Felony that Ehrmann, Careaga and possible Rueda have charged me with is punishable in County Prison for up to three years. So ATF Special Agent Erik W. Crowder, California DOJ Special Agents, Brad  Ehrman, Lee Careaga and possibly Rosa Rueda, have manufactured an assault weapon in violation of California Penal Code Section 30600, conspired to commit this crime and fabricated evidence in a federal investigation. I have already spent 4 months in County Prison on this arrest and I can assure you that it is nothing short of a hell on earth to be in County Prison.

This is a Crowder evidence photo showing the same type rifle next the the Law Enforcement manufactured assault weapon:

Without the pistol grip this rifle, item 150, has no other features that qualify it as an assault weapon. The Evidence photos taken by Agent Rueda show the same confirguration with the screw placed in the rifle but Crowder or his minion attached the grip to the side of the rifle with a zip tie.

 

I think that the kind of bizzare above the law criminal actions of these individuals is why the People hate the government and the Congress. It is also why 31 percent of Americans polled recently in a Rasmussen poll believe that a civil war is imminent in the United States within the next 5 years:

https://www.usatoday.com/story/news/politics/onpolitics/2018/06/27/civil-war-likely-voters-say-rasmussen-poll/740731002/

In Congress you can probably speak as witness to this extremist divide. I believe that the corruption of Government is to blame and the aforementioned criminal acts by Law Enforcement Officers is an example of this extremist behavior on the part of the Government. It is clear that something is amiss in all levels of Law Enforcement when this kind of criminal activity is common place, accepted, condoned and encouraged. A Senior Special Agent was involved in this process. In addition there are epidemic police shootings. When I trained as a Law Enforcement Officer in 1979 we were taught to preserve human life and contain situations. Now Law Enforcement Officers are using video game tactics and the policy seems to be for everyone to open fire and receive a six week killcation as a reward.

I believe that given the significant increase in Law Enforcement related killings there is something more afoul than just hiring corrupt officers who played too many hours of Grand theft Auto as a child. The Opioid and other drug epidemic is not just the realm of the street drug addict. Add to this steroid use and other medications that can impair an officer’s judgment and you have a cauldron brewing up corruption and gleeful violence against the public. There are simply too many rogue officers in Law Enforcement currently to explain the cancer otherwise.

All Law Enforcement Officers, Judges and other key Justice personnel throughout the nation should receive drug testing on a regular basis. If private companies can request this why Government has followed suit is unfortunately of the appearance of self protecting one’s own drug addiction.

 

I am in full disagreement with Senator Harris’s position that Supreme Court Nominee Brett Kavanaugh should recuse himself from matters involving the President.

Supreme Court nominee Brett Kavanaugh won’t commit to removing himself from cases directly affecting Trump

https://www.washingtonpost.com/powerpost/kavanaugh-hearing-trumps-supreme-court-nominee-faces-senate-grilling/2018/09/05/97fda1ac-b081-11e8-9a6a-565d92a3585d_story.html?utm_term=.fa988861190c

Judicial recusal is no longer even considered at the local courts and I believe that there is therefore not any need at the highest Courts either.

 

My Case is a glaring example of this. Judge Robert Glusman is the Judge that approved the search warrant for my home. He was also the subject of a Judicial Performance complaint for possible psychological impairment that was affecting his abilities to sit on the bench.

Glusman represented the Butte County Sheriff in an arbitration against me when I was a Deputy Sheriff. He lost that arbitration. About a year later I saw him at a restaurant and he told me that he did not believe in what the County was trying to do to me in their action against me. So essentially Glusman just did it for the money. When The Besser’s obtained their Civil Harassment Restraining Order against me Glusman signed the order. I filed a response stating that glusman should have recused himself in any matter with me since he had been a private attorney against me in a job action. Glusman recused himself in that matter and it was assigned to another judge. I had filed a complaint against Glusman with the California Commission on Judicial Performance questioning Glusman’s psychological fitness for office given his vindictiveness and failure to recuse himself at the first signing of the restraining order.

 

Since he had recused himself then and Ihad made the complaint against him I was quite surprised that he signed ATF Special Agent Erik W. Crowder’s search warrant for my home and property. I thought this was inappropriate given my history and negative contact with Glusman. Since there is no law that requires recusal then Brett Kavanaugh is right to ignore the question regarding the President. Payback is a bitch and Glusman paid me back and I am forever his bitch so long as judges can arbitrarily not recuse themselves. It makes no sense to leave this decision in a Judges hands who is crazy and not have a statutory requirement to stay out of matters that show bias. So long as there is no statute that forbids recusal then Kavanaugh should be guaranteed the same extreme power as Judge Robert Glusman.

 

In addition the parallel concept of conflict of interest is not codified and is therefore nonexistent. Strange that in a state like California that loves to pass laws they refuse to pass laws to protect the people from unfair judges getting even, corrupt cops on drugs or other [power highs and conflicts of interest.

Case in point is the fact that I am being prosecuted by Butte County District Attorney Michael Ramsey. I had cases with Ramsey when he was a Deputy District Attorney and I was a deputy Sheriff. I never liked him since he always seemed to be unfair and too political and a school yard bully. I also had cases with him when he was District Attorney.

I had minor involvement in complaints regarding his father, Chet Ramsey. One was an incident in which a friend of Chet Ramsey said he was in Chet’s truck when Chet hit a pedestrian and failed to stop and report or render any help. This was reported by Deputy Sheriff John Muldown to the responsible agency, Oroville police. The report went missing shortly after Muldown reported it. Chet Ramsey was also apparently cited for misdemeanor poaching by California State Parks Officers on Oroville Lake. I heard this from several State parks officers in a bitching session. Their complaint was that Chet Ramsey, because of his son, the DA felt he could do as he pleased. They said every time they cited him the matter was referred to the California Attorney Generals Office due to Conflict of interest and it was then dismissed. I was always very vocal about the double standard with the Ramsey’s. So much for Ramsey’s slogan: “No one is above the law nor beneath its protections” ( actually plagerized by Ramsey from Albert Venn Dicey, jurist in the mid nineteenth century).

I also forced the scarlet letter of Child abuser/ child beater on District Attorney Michael Ramsey when his daughter reported that he had battered the two younger daughters’s a year before the notorious domestic violence shooting at Mike Ramsey’s house. See attached Letter to Sheriff Kory Honea (the manifesto that Honea Described to Mathew Lakota) .  I am reasonably sure that Assistant Sheriff Perry Reniff and Honea shared this information about my report with Ramsey. There is a California DOJ Child abuse form listing District Attorney Michael Ramsey as child abuse suspect on file with DOJ and the Attorney General’s Office since they investigated it, thoroughly I am sure.

I reported the wearing of a Ku Klux Klan hood and robe by two on duty Deputy Sheriffs at the Sheriff’s Office Administration Building. Ramsey was interviewed by the Enterprise Record Newspaper (even though it had nothing to do with him or his Department) regarding my webpage that had the photos of the Klansmen posted on it. Ramsey basically called ma a liar, ignored the part of theft of evidence property and I believe called me a disgruntled ex-employee on the news station.

I filed a federal Lawsuit against the Butte County Sheriff’s Office and the complaint of that Lawsuit cited the District Attorney Michael Ramsey child beating/abuse incident and my involvement in reporting it.

My case should be more appropriately handled by the California Attorney General’s Office due to this conflict of interest. The Attorney General’s Office has a manual for Conflict of interest and the common law conflict section surely applies to the circumstances of my case. Since there is no statutory requirement for Ramsey to conflict out of my case then I am simply stuck with his vengeance. Ramsey is personally involved in my case since he sent a plea deal by text for the three felonies that he would let me plead to. In addition , the Attorney General’s Office is administering all the current changes in the Assault weapons laws and are better suited to the fair prosecution of my case.

This is from the California Attorney Generals conflict of interest handbook:

 

XIII. THE COMMON LAW DOCTRINE AGAINST CONFLICTS OF INTEREST

 

 

  1. Overview

 

In addition to the conflicts-of-interest prohibitions discussed in previous portions of this Guide, there is also a general prohibition against conflicts of interest in the “common law” of the state. The common law is a body of law that has been made by precedential judicial decisions and can be found in the reported California Supreme Court and appellate court cases. This law differs from statutory law, which is created by the Legislature and the Governor. Courts and this office have found conflicts of interest by public officials may violate both the common law and statutory prohibitions.

 

  1. The Basic Prohibition

 

 

The common law doctrine requires a public officer “to exercise the powers conferred on him with disinterested skill, zeal, and diligence and primarily for the benefit of the public.” (Noble v. City of Palo Alto (1928) 89 Cal.App. 47, 51 (citations omitted).) Therefore, actual injury is not required. Rather, “[f]idelity in the agent is what is aimed at, and as a means of securing it the law will not permit him to place himself in a position in which he may be tempted by his own private interests to disregard those of his principal.” (Ibid.) Stated another way, “[p]ublic officers are obligated, . . . [by virtue of their office], to discharge their responsibilities with integrity and fidelity.” (Terry v. Bender (1956) 143 Cal.App.2d 198, 206.) For example, in Clark v. City of Hermosa Beach (1996) 48 Cal.App.4th 1152, the court concluded that in an adjudicatory hearing, the common law is violated if a decision maker is tempted by his or her personal or pecuniary interests. In addition, the doctrine applies to situations involving a nonfinancial personal interest. (Id. at p. 1171, fn. 18; 92 Ops.Cal.Atty.Gen. 19 (2009).)

 

 

It is telling of District Attorney Ramsey’s handling of my case. His minion DDA Lee has fought against my release on my own recognizance, citing “the current climate of the country” at each hearing.

His minion DDA Lee has stated that I have no right to the 30 June 2018 registration deadline because I cannot show that the guns were originally purchased and registered to me, this even though he has made no effort to obtain these records through ATF E-TRACE.

Ramsey has charged me and prosecutes me for 23 felonies even though his Minion has reviewed the evidence photos to include the photo of the tampered pistol grip that is not attached to the rifle (except with tape and later a zip tie).

Ramsey has charged me with 23 felonies even though the penal code section I am charged with is a wobbler which can be charged as a misdemeanor or a felony. Why would Ramsey charge a harmless little fuzzball like me with 23 felonies instead of 23 misdemeanors? Payback bitch.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

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A note on the ATF evidence photos that will someday need to be addressed by the Supreme court of the Congress. When I was a Law Enforcement officer we used 35mm film cameras. We used evidence photographs sparingly because we only took pictures of valid evidence and film development cost the agency money from the budget.

Now that photographic evidence is allowed digitally unethical investigators simply take multitudes of photographs to overwhelm the Defense Attorney with information they must review. In my case ATF and California DOJ submitted over 150 photos, many of no evidentiary  value such as the smiley face ATF agent pointing to nothing above.

If you recognize any of these people and have knowledge of any criminal acts committed by them or immoral (besides the usual accepted ATF immorality) or lewd acts, please mail me the information. My address is on the search warrant below.

Before you review ATF Special Agent (I wonder what makes them Special rather than just agents?) Crowder’s Probable Cause for Search Warrant the following is the manifesto that he cited in the statement of probable cause that lead to the search warrant. It appears that Crowder did not read my manifesto but only cited it as told to him by a third party.

 

Kory Honea, Sheriff-Coroner, Butte County

33 County Center Drive

Oroville, California 95965

SUBJECT: Unethical behavior and State of California BAR ethics violations of Attorney Larry Baumbach as it relates to the Deputy Sheriff Michael Sears Law Suit.

 Attached is a copy of a letter I recently received from Attorney at Law, Grant A. Winter, who is employed with Mastagni and Holstedt Law Offices.

I was very unhappy to receive this letter and consider its origins unethical. I may file a California BAR complaint against Attorney at Law, Larry Baumbach, as a result of his actions in this matter.

I have no intent of contacting Mr. Winter or cooperating with him. I have spent the past 13 years trying to forget all of the horrible things that I witnessed during the 20 years I worked for the Butte County Sheriffs Department.

Attorney Larry Baumbach had no right to bring my name into this Law Suit. He is the most corrupt and unethical Attorney I have ever met and this is from a long list of unbelievably corrupt and unethical attorneys that I have had dealings with.

As I stated in my criminal complaint request I left the Butte County Sheriffs Office on very unfavorable circumstances. I don’t think my behavior was wrong in these circumstances, I did not report every unethical, immoral, illegal, or racist incident that I witnessed when I was employed as a Deputy Sheriff with your agency, just the things I considered over the top or that effected the morale and well being of the department and safety of the public.

I know I had a reputation for not covering things up and reporting gross violations but trust me when I say that I didn’t report 99 percent of the things that should have been reported.

You may remember that when I was placed on California Labor Code 4850 Disability Leave by my treating Doctor back in 2000, the Sheriffs Department simply refused to pay my temporary disability and began issuing me checks for zero. This of course put me in a severe financial bind. It was clearly being done to extort me into settling the 11 July 1997 accident case with Butte County. Extortion has never been above Butte County Administrators.

You yourself when working as a District Attorney Investigator acted as security against me when I came to the Auditors office to try to settle my 4850 CLC pay, which I believe I never received the full amount of.

As a result of this I filed a Lawsuit against Butte County and it was finally taken up by Larry Baumbach, Attorney at Law.

Larry Baumbach who is second generation German would have made a very obedient and sadistic NAZI. He told me that his clients often told him that he treats them like shit. He seemed proud of this fact. His ego and megalomania is textbook despot. He would constantly talk down to me, yet if I barked back he would cower down immediately. The term spineless Attorney comes to mind. He clearly had a very sadistic and bulling nature with his clients and probably his staff. He was as untruthful as are most Attorneys and no doubt never let the truth get in his way of making MONEY. Money trumps truth every time in our modern society.

Attorney Baumbach filed a Law Suit against the Butte County Sheriffs Office on my behalf in Federal Court in Sacramento California. He seemed obsessed with District Attorney Michael Ramsey, an obsession of hatred. He went down a laundry list of his hatred for Ramsey. One particular item from the list was a Dentist who was accused of Sexual Battery to women patients of his while they were anesthetized. The Dentist was being represented by Baumbach in the Criminal case which was being prosecuted by the Butte County District Attorneys Office. The Dentist developed a brain tumor and Baumbach asked Ramsey to drop the charges. Ramsey rightfully refused. There is no code section in the Penal Code that says if you commit crimes but then become ill your charges will be dismissed.

Baumbach’s telling of this situation seethed with hatred toward Ramsey and was highly irrational. Baumbach’s discussion of being refused by Ramsey was akin to an elementary school child not getting his way.

Of the many problems I had had at the Butte County Sheriffs Department the most damaging to my career was a constant conflict with then Assistant Sheriff, Perry Reniff. It was clear that Reniff disliked me greatly for not bowing down to anything he would do to feather his nest at the Department.  My assessment of Reniff was that he clearly demonstrated narcissistic personality disorder as well as megalomania. Any adult in a leadership position that stands on the front steps of the Sheriff’s Office building, smoking cigarettes all day and calls his Deputies, “hey Bitch”, when they walk past him clearly has some serious psycho-pathological problems.

The incident that Attorney Larry Baumbach seemed most interested in regarding my case was the: District Attorney Michael Ramsey as child abuse suspect against two of his then juvenile daughters. This incident was one of many that angered Perry Reniff and resulted in retaliation against me at the Department.

Perry Reniff was at the time running for Sheriff and was seeking the endorsement of District Attorney Michael Ramsey. It was a weekend and I was on duty in the Oroville area with Jon Angle and Sergeant Tony Burdine. A call came out about a shooting at District Attorney Michael Ramsey’s home.

Later when I was talking to Jon Angle he told me that when he interviewed District Attorney Michael Ramsey’s 17 year old daughter (who had fired the gunshot at him) she told Angle that the reason she had gotten the gun was that she was deathly afraid of her father, Michael Ramsey. She told Deputy Angle during interview that she had witnessed him batter her two younger sisters less than a year before this incident.

Ramsey’s daughter told Deputy Angle that District Attorney Michael Ramsey had gotten into a verbal argument with his two juvenile daughters at their home and the daughters would not back down. I believe that the two daughters at the time were 10 and 12 years of age. The daughter who fired the shot was about 17 years old at the time of the shooting incident.

The 17 year old told Deputy Angle that Michael Ramsey became enraged at the two juvenile daughters and picked one up and then slammed her down onto the couch. The 17 year old witnessed this and said that she thought he had killed her as it knocked the wind out of her and she didn’t move for a while. Michael Ramsey then pushed the other juvenile female in the chest causing her to slam into the wall.

The next day no California State Child Abuse Report Form had been completed as to the child abuse against Michael Ramsey’s children. I believe that it had just slipped Deputy Angles mind. Based on my training at the time I understood that it was a misdemeanor criminal offense to ignore a first person child abuse incident and not complete a CARF Child Abuse Report Form) form.

I informed child abuse investigator Butch Ellis about the first person account of the child abuse in the Ramsey household. I advised him that it should be taken up with Assistant Sheriff Perry Reniff as otherwise it would look like a cover-up.

A few days later Deputy Angle told me that Reniff had delayed the CARF report but then made Angle come into work on his day off to complete it. It was either Angle, Burdine of Ellis that told me that when the child abuse issue was presented to Assistant Sheriff Reniff, who was at that time running for Sheriff, he stated to the other people in the room something to the effect of: That no good bastard or fucker, Martin. This didn’t surprise me as I had witnessed Reniff make these kind of statements against other Deputies he had contempt for like, Deputy John Muldown. Any Law Enforcement administrator that refers to his Deputies as “BITCH” clearly has utter contempt for the Deputy on the street.

After this point, my career of course got substantially worse. When ever I would put in for a specialized position or specialized training school it would be denied by Reniff. I always knew him to be a petty bully in the Department so I got what I expected. It became even so ludicrous that I tried to put myself through schools on my vacation time and even this was denied by Reniff.

The Michael Ramsey child abuse incident was the thing that most interested Attorney Larry Baumbach. His eyes would light up when he asked me to recount the facts.

I believe that Attorney Baumbach’s sole interest in taking my case was to file the lawsuit listing the Michael Ramsey child abuse incident within the complaint for purposes of revenge against Ramsey or to use as leverage against Ramsey.

Almost immediately after Attorney Baumbach filed the complaint in Federal Court he seemed to lose interest in the case. Baumbach did not inform me of the federal hearing dates and I only found out about them through the County Workers Compensation attorney. It almost looked as though Baumbach didn’t want me to show up at important hearings. Baumbach was ordered by the Federal Judge to subpoena a CAL PERS representative to the Federal hearing. Baumbach simply failed to follow the Judges order. Baumbach made no effort on my case, no witness interviews or depositions. Baumbach seemed to abandon the case as soon as he filed the complaint. As I had severe disability problems at the time I was forced to dismiss the case.

Baumbach was the one who encouraged me to dismiss the case and he was clear that he wanted to make no effort on it. When the case was dismissed, Baumbach told me that he would mail me the entire case file. I wanted this as I found no need for Baumbach to have all of this information available to him that represented my life and not his.

Attorney Larry Baumbach never did keep his promise to turn the case file over to me. I believe this was just another of Baumbach’s many lies in his GAME OF THRONES.

Attorney Baumbach’s subterfuge in his retention of my file provides him with a large source of documents that are legally not his to keep or to refer over to other attorneys. Again, I wish zero involvement in your current racial discrimination lawsuit and have no intention of cooperation.

I believe that Baumbach has a copy of the Child Abuse Report Form (CARF REPORT) that lists District Attorney Michael Ramsey as the suspect in the abuse of his two juvenile daughters. The CARF report is on file at your agency, Butte County Child protective services and the California State Attorney Generals Office in Sacramento.

In addition here is a list of some of the other documents Attorney Baumbach has retained in my file:

(This is from memory and will not include every item of evidence that is contained in the file but some of the key items that I believe he is referring me to Attorney Winter for)

THE BUTTE COUNTY SHERIFFS OFFICE OFFICIAL RUNNING NIGGER TARGET:

I attended the 23 Butte Law Enforcement academy with a Butte County Sheriffs Deputy Reserve named Don Cartright. He was, I believe, the first Africian American Deputy Sheriff at the Butte County Sheriffs Office. He was a very smart and amiable person. I was informed that he had faced a lot of racism during his tenure as a Deputy Sheriff at Butte County by some of the other academy attendees. One of these racist incidents was when some unknown person posted a shooting target on Cartrights locker at the Department.

Cartright did not discuss this with me but when I went to work for the Butte County Sheriffs Office about three years after the academy I asked then Deputy Sheriff Jerry Smith as to whether Cartright was still with BCSO?

Jerry Smith replied something to the effect: No, he had high tailed it out of there (I think it was one of Smith’s usual redneck cowboy clichés, maybe skedaddled even). It was clear that Smith disliked and had utter contempt for Cartright. Since I was a rookie and wanted to be a team player I didn’t question Smith’s contempt for Cartright.

Smith, who loved telling war stories to wide eyed rookies who were in awe of his amazing adventures then recounted the “RUNNING NIGGER TARGET” story about posting it on Cartrights locker. Smith did not admit to posting it on Cartrights locker himself but seemed to at least be present.

The target had a caricature of an African American with a very large Afro hairstyle who was running. Superimposed over him was a bulls eye.  I believe it had a caption of something like: Official BCSO Running Nigger Target.

I lost touch with Cartright after the Academy. I believe he fled Butte County shortly after the Academy and became a Commissioned Officer in the United States Army Military Police. The last I heard of him, he was a Lieutenant with the San Francisco Police Department.

I had several of the originals of this target and one is contained in my file at Baumbach’s office. My memory is vague as to who gave me the targets. I believe it was then Sergeant Bill Anderson or then Sergeant Jerry Smith. It may have been another Sheriff’s Deputy or Supervisor asking me to hold it for Anderson. I was a rookie at the department and strived to be a team player.

I believe that the circumstances on my receiving the target to hold, was that I was the dumb expendable rookie at the time. Bill Anderson had just been acquitted of Felony excessive force for kicking a suspect in the head after a pursuit and he didn’t want the Running Nigger Target in his locker if the new smashing the African American Suspects head into the pavement case came up.

This case is as follows:

I was on Duty as a Deputy Sheriff at Oroville Hospital taking a report at the Emergency Room. A very panicked Bill Anderson came on the radio asking me for backup, I think near the radiology department of the Hospital.

When I arrived there I saw Anderson following an African American male telling him to stop. I recognized the male as one of the frequent mental health persons we dealt with in south side Oroville where their family’s lived. He was either one of the Normans or the other family whose name escapes memory.

The African American Male was not physically resisting but was not complying with Andersons order to stop. Anderson appeared very panicked and highly excited as he often did while under even mild stress.

I grabbed the African American subjects arm and pulled him to the ground without assistance from Anderson. I handcuffed him without incident. After he was handcuffed, I was going to raise him to his feet when I saw Bill Anderson grab him by the head and smash his forehead into the rocky asphalt about three times causing severe lacerations and bleeding to his head.

There were two Respiratory therapists watching who then became angry at Anderson’s use of force against the African American Male. Anderson then went into immediate damage control and told them that the suspect had struck him in the face before. The suspect had to be immediately treated at the Oroville Hospital Emergency Room. His head received stitches.

This was one of those days at BCSO that I had wished I had called in sick.

I believe that I received the targets from Anderson or from Jerry Smith who was always protecting Anderson, as they were concerned about an internal affairs complaint from the two witnesses. Who ever it was, did not want these targets in their custody. I never heard another word about the excessive force incident.

2. THE KKK, ON DUTY AT THE BUTTE COUNTY SHERIFFS OFFICE OROVILLE FASHION SHOW AND THEFT.

I was on duty in Oroville at the administration building doing a night shift with Deputy Sheriff Jeff Young as the other night shift officer. Bill Anderson was also on duty at the office. He may have been a carry over Sergeant night shift supervisor or possibly he was the Lieutenant at this time.

I was in dispatch with dispatcher Alison Bass. A very excited Bill Anderson came into dispatch wearing a Ku Klux Klan outfit, which consisted of the KKK emblem and hooded mask as well. Anderson was his usual crazed racist self with his tirades of comments like if the Niggers in southside saw me in this. Anderson was extremely fond of using the term Nigger while on duty to the point that I got the distinct impression that he did this to flaunt his power in the department as an “untouchable”. I remember him constantly and ad nausea saying to subordinates:” don’t do as I do, do as I say”. Anderson constantly conducted his propeller repair and other personal business while on duty with impunity. His close relationship with Perry Reniff and then Leiutenant Jerry Smith did in fact give him complete immunity to even the mildest form of discipline.

Anderson’s favorite method of impressing rookie officers was the telling of his Alameda County Sheriff’s Office bus transport story.  Prior to his Butte County Employment, Anderson had been employed as a Deputy with the Alameda County Sheriffs Office.

Anderson would recount his amazing adventures for the wide eyed rookie officers about his prisoner transport over the Altamont pass on interstate 580 (I personally heard him tell it at least 25 times, I could almost quote it verbatim). Perhaps this is why Anderson disliked narrow eyed seasoned officers; they just were not a good audience.

Anderson would say something like: “I would take a bus full of prisoners over the Altamont pass and just get the bus up to 100 mph on the way down; you should have seen the eyes bugged out on those niggers on that bus”. Then Anderson would give out a big robust laugh at his own view of humor and expect his audience to do the same. Anderson’s hatred of African Americans was never hidden from the Sheriffs administration at the department. I always got the impression they liked this racism and fostered it.

While Anderson was modeling the KKK outfit for Alison Bass, Jeff Young and I, he told Bass to get her camera and get some photographs of him (this was technically a superiors order) in his KKK wardrobe. She went to her car and got her camera and began snapping photographs of Anderson dressed as the GRAND IMPERIAL WIZARD OF THE KU KLUX KLAN.

 Deputy Sheriff Jeff Young then took his turn as the model of what every Klan member was wearing that year and had Alison Bass snap some photographs of him also. In the Klan outfit photographs Young is the more menacing hooded man displaying his PR-24 billy club night stick.

Neither, Dispatcher Bass or I took our turn at dressing up in the Ku Klux Klan wardrobe.

The next day Jeff Young approached me with a complaint about Anderson. He said that Anderson had stolen the Ku Klux Klan outfit and had taken it home to keep. I asked Young where the KKK uniform had come from. He said that he had been dispatched to a call and had found it in a shed. He seized it for some unknown reason as found property or for safe keeping. I didn’t personally understand why he even had the authority to take it but this was not my call.

I know that District Attorney Michael Ramsey would respond to what I have written here as just: Oh Martin is simply a disgruntled former employee. He has previously used this cliché against me and it seems against others also. Yes, my employment at the Butte County Sheriffs Office was horrible. I had to endure this form of constant corruption and criminal acts and simply accept it. Quite frankly I had no pride in an agency that fostered racism and constant illegal acts. I didn’t become a Law Enforcement officer to find out that the people running the agency were far worse than the criminals we were arresting. I didn’t think justice had two faces and two standards, the Grunts and the untouchables.

This Ku Klux Klan uniform (for lack of better description) was actually from the 1930s. With it Young had also taken a large photograph of a Ku Klux Klan rally in Oakland California. I believe that it had an early 1930s date on the photograph. It is interesting to note that there are African American collectors of “Black Americana” that collect this kind of vintage KKK memorabilia. That KKK uniform and the accompanying photograph could sell for $1,000.00 to $2,000.00 on ebay in today’s market, perhaps Bill Anderson had this in mind. Most families that ran across these items in Granddads’ trunk would burn them so there are not many surviving examples.

I think Jeff Young’s position was that he didn’t care about the theft of seized property by Bill Anderson but that he didn’t want to take the fall for the theft.

I seem to remember that for some reason whenever there is negative press at the Sheriffs Office; District Attorney Michael Ramsey becomes the Sheriffs Office spokesperson. Something came up on these photographs and Ramsey assured the public that neither person in the Ku Klux Klan wardrobe still worked at the Butte County Sheriffs Office.

I remember thinking: Oh good Jeff Young got a better job somewhere else. Only recently the News media listed Jeff Young as a Sergeant or lieutenant and president of the Deputy Sheriffs association at BCSO. Perhaps he returned after employment elsewhere.

Alison Bass gave me the photographs and negatives that she took that night. I believe she did not wish to have possession of them; it was not BCSO’s proudest hour , I still have the negatives and photographs somewhere. Attorney Larry Baumbach has original copies of the photographs with the written identification of the two officers involved.

3. THE BUTT WAXING MEMORANDUM REGARDING THEN SERGEANT ANDREW DUCH (NOW CAPTAIN OR ABOVE DUCH).

 In this repulsive incident it was again a victimization of rookie officers that showed itself in the form of: “wow that guy is so cool man, a shining example of leadership and maturity”.

I believe that I was on the Range at range training when some of the newer Deputies around me were discussing the latest amazing adventure of Sergeant Andrew Duch and his crusty sidekick Gregory Rutherford (AKA Gabby Hayes).

The scenario was that Andrew Duch and Greg Rutherford had gone to a specialized training school in the east bay area (I think it was a SWAT related training).

Andrew Duch had been out at the bars with Rutherford and had gotten some photographs of himself with a stripper or lap dancer or something. The next day in class he brought the photos to class in a form of show and tell. As the story goes (I believe that Rutherford would excitedly tell the Deputies with interjections by Duch and Duch’s trademark boisterous laugh at his own amazing sense of humor), Duch left the photographs on his desk in class.

One of the attendees of the class took the photographs and left a note saying Duch would get the photographs back if he brought Bagels to class the next morning.

Duch and Rutherford told Duch’s subordinates that Andrew Duch taught the classmates a lesson by first rubbing his anus with his fingers and then wiping the residue onto each of the bagels. This Duch and Rutherford laughlingly called “BUTT WAXING THE BAGELS”. Apparently Butt Wax is the residue left in and around your anus after you have defecated and any residue that resides there naturally.

I had heard Duch and Rutherford discuss “Butt waxing” and “Tea Bagging” (tea Bagging is placing your testicles in someones drink so they get a taste of your balls) before but never admitting who they had done this to.

Duch told the Deputies on duty that after he had Butt Waxed their bagels he passed them out to them and when they were eating them he asked: “How do they taste? Really good huh”?

I had constantly overlooked a great deal of the unethical things Andrew Duch did as a Law Enforcement officer but as this is a felony under the penal code I thought it necessary to notify his superior officer.

I believe it was referred to Lieutenant Jerry Smith. Smith was Duch’s close personal friend and lord protector whenever something like this came up. Smith also protected Bill Anderson constantly and I even remember he changed a transcript of an internal affairs interview because I had discussed that Bill Anderson was feeding information to the Woman who was suing then Sheriff Mick Grey for giving her the genital Herpes virus. Smith protected Anderson through the use of a felony alteration of documents.I later heard that Duch and Rutherford were able to explain away the food contamination felony by saying that they had just made it all up. They had both been lying to the Deputies about this escapade.

4. THE “BAG O DEATH” MEMORANDUM”

The “BAG O DEATH” memorandum was another of the wow what about poor judgment memorandums that I could not ignore. Yes this problem did disgruntle me for several reasons. The reason I found the “BAG O DEATH” practice repulsive is based on multiple theories.

First it interfered with me being able to do my job as a Deputy Corner in death investigations. I took Coroners investigations very serious as I knew it to be an important function for society even though I disliked the stress of Coroners cases a great deal.

It was on one of those weird coroner cases at the entrance to the Butte County Sheriffs Office in Oroville. Oroville Police had a report of a suicidal subject and his vehicle had been sighted on County Center drive. I had just driven past it and was present on scene within a few minutes. There was a 10 to 15 foot trail of blood coming from the pickup truck and flowing downhill in the cement gutter. The subject was deceased. I advised dispatch and added that I needed no further assistance.

I was conducting the investigation when Deputy Locatelli pulled up and got out of his car excitedly and briskly walked toward the pickup truck holding a camera. I believe it was a Polaroid. I asked Locatelli what he was doing and he excitedly said something to the effect of: “I ‘m going to get some pictures”. I was confused and asked him what for? He responded to the effect:” For my BAG O DEATH”. I had previously heard of the “BAG O DEATH”, that then Sergeant Andrew Duch carried with him in his car to show to people.

I advised Locatelli in very definite terms: No this is my coroner’s scene and I will be making a photographic record for my investigation and he needed to leave.

Locatelli, acting like an angry elementary school child, became argumentative. I could not believe that a sworn Deputy would conduct himself in this manner. I finally had to tell him: If you want pictures of dead people you can contact Mitch Medved in investigations, he has hundreds of photos of dead people just have him print you all the copies you like, but for now leave my coroners investigation, you are interfering with my investigation. Locatelli pouted away.

Later I was contacted by our mutual supervisor, Sergeant Tony Burdine. Burdine advised that Locatelli had complained to him about my not allowing him to take pictures for his “BAG O DEATH”. Burdine chastised me for not allowing Locatelli his trophy photos.

I explained to Burdine that I consider the “BAG O DEATH” practice to be unethical and illegal.

I told Burdine Coroners photos are a part of an evidentiary record and are subject to evidentiary rules of law. I explained that some of this does go to Court and in addition some coroner cases do turn out to be homicide. Personal death photos held by a Deputy as trophies are not subject to discovery by the defense or prosecution and are therefore illegal.

I also told Burdine that I considered it a morality issue. These deceased persons had lives and should not be subject to being shown off as grotesque oddities of death.

I further told Burdine the same thing I told Locatelli. Hey, if he wants dead people photographs just have him contact Mitch Medved in investigations and tell him I want a bunch of your worst death photos so I can show them off to waitresses when I am on my coffee break. The sad thing is that this illegal, immoral, immature and juvenile practice was being allowed by an administration that fostered this form of bad behavior.

The coffee break issue was actually how I had first heard of then Sergeant Andrew Duch’s fun “BAG O DEATH”, “SHOW AND TELL” photographs.

A waitress at (I think cellar pie shop in Chico at that time) our usual break location complained about Sergeant Andrew Duch’s behavior. She said that he had brought a brown paper bag into the restaurant. On the outside of the bag was written the words in big bold marker ink: “BAG O DEATH”.

Duch then took out the Polaroid photos from inside the bag and would show them to the waitresses. She said they were all very graphic death photographs of headless suicides, train dismemberments and the like.

I remember thinking: wow, not only is that just a serious lack of judgment but what if someone’s relative is in those photographs? Oh that’s my Father, he committed suicide last year, I’m so glad you are showing off his photos to people. I also didn’t like the idea of testifying in court: “Deputy Martin, are these the only photographs taken of the deceased? Well sir I’m not sure, you will have to subpoena every Deputy at the Butte County Sheriffs Office and question them as to if they have further photos of the deceased in their “BAG O DEATH” files.

I then began seeing Duch with his “BAG O DEATH” everywhere taking it from the trunk of his car and showing it to rookie officers at range training and the Chico substation. Duch would add his trademark boisterous laugh at own jokes to the show and tell sessions with the rookies.

I had advised Burdine that I thought this was just shallow and stupid and demeaned the Sheriffs Office but he took no action to correct it.

Finally, after the Locatelli/Burdine interference of my coroner’s investigation, I wrote another of my disgruntled Deputy memorandums about the “BAG O DEATH” and why I thought it was a very poor Departmental policy.

I was later told that Lieutenant Jerry Smith had protected Duch by allowing him to maintain the “BAG O DEATH” as a training aid for rookie deputies, so Smith confirmed the “BAG O DEATH” as a valid use of Law Enforcement resources. It was always my experience with Smith that he fostered a great deal of the dysfunction at the Butte County Sheriffs Office and would cover-up any misdeed made by his friends. In point of fact I believe that it was Deputy Mike Bollinger who told me that when he started at the Department, Jerry Smith took him under his wing and told him if he gets into any trouble at the department, Smith would take care of it for him.

In leadership academies that I attended in my Military Service we were warned about the dysfunction that comes with the “STROKE MY EGO” faux leader. This is an insecure personality who has the constant need for attention and to be looked up to as the “old salt” of the Department. I believe that leadership based on this form of personality disorder is why Butte County Government is a failing state.

There is a great deal more information in my file in Larry Baumbach’s office that I can not even recall. The information that I have recounted for you here is the information that I think Attorney Winter is seeking from me for his lawsuit.

I never claimed to be a wonderful deputy, just a guy who tried to do the best he could, given the circumstances. I am sure that District Attorney Michael Ramsey would simply tell the media that I am merely a disgruntled former employee and the only disgruntled former employee who has ever worked at Butte County Sheriffs Office dystopia.

You may remember a conversation I had with you regarding background investigations just after you were hired as a Deputy with the Butte County Sheriffs Office. You told me that your Aunt liked to flunk people on their background investigations.

I responded to your comment by informing you that this was easy to do as a background investigator you can always find something on someone to flunk them, it’s very easy and background investigations are not an exact science.

I pointed out to you that when I did your background investigation for employment with the Butte County Sheriffs Office I was informed that a Mexican/American female who you had worked with at the Shasta County Sheriffs Office had negative things to say about you and a personality conflict between you. I did not pursue this information but as with your Aunt, I could have used it to damage your background and prevent your employment at Butte County.

I considered my job at Butte County as a background investigator to be to find people with good mature judgment. Good judgment under the stress of Law Enforcement is what matters to get the job done properly and effectively. Law Enforcement is a simple job that requires reasonable common sense and good judgment. Unfortunately good judgment is not always exercised by Law Enforcement officers as evidenced by the above information.

I declare that the foregoing is true and correct under penalty of perjury under the laws of the State of California:

David Martin_________________________________

Dated: Chico California____________( hand delivered to Sheriff Kory Honea in June 2015)

 

ANATOMY OF ERIK W. CROWDERS SEARCH WARRANT:Statement of probable cause page 1Statement of probable cause page 2Statement of probable cause page 3Statement of probable cause page 4Statement of probable cause page 5Statement of probable cause page 6Statement of probable cause page 7Statement of probable cause page 8Statement of probable cause page 9Statement of probable cause page 10Statement of probable cause page 11Statement of probable cause page 12Statement of probable cause page 13Statement of probable cause page 14Statement of probable cause page 15Statement of probable cause page 16Statement of probable cause page 17Statement of probable cause page 18Statement of probable cause page 19Statement of probable cause page 20Statement of probable cause page 21Crowder report page 1Crowder report page 2Affidavit for search warrant 1Affidavit for search warrant 2Affidavit for search warrant 3Affidavit for search warrant 4Giacomantonio report page1Giacomantonio report page2Giacomantonio report page 3

 

Ehrman report page 1Ehrman report page 2Ehrman report page 3Ehrman report page 4

Ehrman report page 5Ehrman report page 6Ehrman report page 7

Fire weapons with primer page 1Fire weapons with primer page 2Frabrication of evidence MG 1Frabrication of evidence MG 2Frabrication of evidence MG 3Frabrication of evidence MG 4Frabrication of evidence MG 6Frabrication of evidence MG 7

TAMPERING WITH EVIDENCE COMMISSION OF FELONIES BY ATF AGENT CROWDER:

 

THE CLOWNISH, KAFKAESQUE, JUVENILE CONDUCT OF ATF AGENT CROWDER:

 

MISSING VALUABLE PROPERTY AFTER ATF AGENT CROWDERS SEARCH:

 

INTENTIONAL DAMAGE TO PROPERTY BY ATF AGENT CROWDER:

 

ATF AGENT CROWDER’S PSYCHOLOGICAL UNFITNESS FOR HIS LAW ENFORCEMENT POSITION AS DEMONSTRATED BY HIS ACTIONS:

 

ATF AGENT CROWDER’S APPARENT OBSESSION WITH LEGAL FIREARMS, LEGAL ITEMS HE DISAPPROVES OF (CROWDERS LAW):

 

REQUEST FOR INFORMATION PERTAINING TO ANY MISCONDUCT PERPETRATED BY ATF SPECIAL AGENT ERIC W. CROWDER, SEXUAL MISCONDUCT, DRUG ABUSE, CIVIL RIGHTS VIOLATIONS:

 

EMAIL LINK TO HOMELAND SECURITY DIRECTOR, U.S. CONGRESS MEMBERS, NOTIFY THEM THAT ATF NEEDS TO BE ABSORBED BY I.C.E., BORDER PATROL OR CUSTOMS. THEY ARE A DERELICT, ANTIQUATED, UNNECESSARY AGENCY IN NEED OF REAL WORK TO SERVE THE PUBLIC RATHER THAN ABUSE IT: