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Posted on March 17 at 6:30 p.m.

All y'all:

If mental masturbation is not your thing, please focus on the rules. In an NGI verdict, the rules are nowhere near symmetrical, nor, to many, seemingly logical. If you don't like the rules take it up with your state legislators.

1. To be found NGI, the fact finder (the convict has the right to a jury to find the facts) must find unanimously that the evidence has established by a preponderance of the evidence that at the time of the act the convicted criminal was "McNaughten insane" - either he/she did not understand the nature of his/her act, or couldn't distinguish between right and wrong at the time of the crime he/she was convicted of committing.

2. When a convict is found to have been NGI, he/she must be incarcerated indefinitely until he/she proves to a judicial fact-finder (again, the right to a jury obtains) that he/she no longer represents a danger of committing violent acts upon others.

Note that to "get in" to the NGI system the test is one of mental ability; to "get out", the test is one of estimated dangerousness.

Attias is "in"; he wants to get "out". Reasoned discussion must necessarily focus on the rules, procedures, institutions and personalities that are germane to a determination by a jury as to what it means, and whether, David Attias, is likely to act violently so that he injures others in the future.

The recrimination rag is best thought of as the kleenex used to clean up the product of mental masturbation that does not focus on the "job at hand."

Again, if any of all y'all want to flog other dragons, take it up with your legislators.

Michael Ganschow

On David Attias Release Trial Set

Posted on November 21 at 1:07 a.m.

To:
steve.lavagnino@countyofsb.org,
dfarr@countyofsb.org,
jwolf@sbcbos2.org,
SupervisorCarbajal@sbcbos1.org,
jgray@co.santa-barbara.ca.us

All y'all Supervisors:

As you can plainly see, Ms Bahl cannot even spell her own first name when vandalizing the very Arizona State monument she was entrusted to guard. A less-kind interpretation is that she thought she could hide her identity by reversing the accent aigu to an accent grave, a truly blonde thunk.

http://blogs.phoenixnewtimes.com/vall...

We, the citizens of Santa Barbara, are left with the question as to her hire: What were you thunking?

Michael Ganschow

On New Assistant CEO to Join County in January

Posted on November 20 at 10:49 p.m.

Y'all:

Unfortunately, Santa Barbara County’s newest assistant Chief Executive Officer, aka Human Resources appointee, Renée Bahl, appears to be so stupid, like her predecessor, Sue Paul, aka Suzilla, that she, Renée, doesn't know the difference between an accent aigu and an accent grave.

Specifically, when Renée graffitied her name upon the Arizona State monument that she was entrusted to protect, she got the accent backwards; that is, she etched an accent grave over the first "e" in Renée for all posterity to know her ignorance, instead of the appropriate accent aigu. For non-Frenchies: an accent aigu or "acute accent" is exactly that as depicted in Renée, slanting thick to thin from top to bottom from 2 o'clock to 8 o'clock; an accent grave, such as that with which Ms Bahl vandalized the Arizona monument with her name, is oriented from 10 o'clock to 4 o'clock.
Ms Bahl's actual vandalism may be seen at:

http://www.azcentral.com/arizonarepub...

How abjectly ignorant, dumb, stupid, vapid and evil does one have to be to not know how to spell her own first name, especially when she decides to violate the core trust she holds to chisel her name upon the very monument she guards?

Renée Bahl shall continue the tradition of ignorance and vileness that has populated the Santa Barbara County Human Resources Department for two decades, at least.

The reckoning inherent in now as then, nunc pro tunc, may hold an anagramatic clue to the essential baseness of Renée, her forbears, colleagues and them who chose her.

Michael Ganschow

On New Assistant CEO to Join County in January

Posted on September 9 at 11:57 p.m.

All y'all:
A bit of perspective might be in order.
On September 11, 2001 the New York Mets were scheduled to play the Pittsburgh Pirates, in Shea Stadium, capacity 57,333, having beaten the Chicago Cubs 5-4 the night before. The 3,000 +/- lost that day at the World Trade Center would not even have filled the box seats along the baselines.
Otherwise, relatively recent disagreements among the various sects of us homo sapiens have resulted in death numbers many orders of magnitudes greater than the paltry 3,000 +/-. Consider Sudan: modest estimates start at 500,000 dead, 2 and a half orders of magnitude greater, i.e. 500 versus 3 thousand. And the slaughter in Sudan continues to gallop.
Or, consider Don Cheadle's cinematic portrayal of the Hutu/Tutsi flap in Rawanda: again, moderate estimates put the number of dead at 800,000, i.e. 800 versus 3, thousand.
A few years back Uncle Pol Pot saw to the murder of 2,500,000 of his countrymen: 2,500 versus 3.
The National-Socialist leader in the 30's and 40's probably accounted for less the 10,000,000 murders: 10,000 versus 3.
By most accounts, Papa Joe probably doubled his effort at 20,000,000 murders: 20,000 to 3.
Thus, we need to pause on this tenth anniversary, and perhaps celebrate the fact that the combined forces of the western world seem to be working in the right direction, sort of. While Adolph tried to set the bar high, Uncle Joe trumped him soon after. But then, lately it seems that the best our species can do is 10 million or so - if this were the Dow or Nasdaq there would be serious cause for concern - I heard that the Dow closed below 11k today!
But on the genocide/murder scale it seems that the trend is down, if only mildly and perhaps, temporarily.
In any event it is absolutely beyond me why the paltry 3,000 +/- should be should be such a big deal in the good ole USof A. Bunch of Whiners, that's what I think.
Michael Ganschow

On Stand By Your Dog

Posted on September 8 at 3:43 a.m.

Y'all:

Here we are, nine months since the apparently unsubpoaenable wraith Beutel initiated this dui prosecution. As of now, she is hiding behind an unspecified, yet further bogus (2nd, 3rd), work-related disability claim that is so severe that she cannot even hobble up to the witness stand and exercise her vocal cords, toward whatever end. Lieutenant McCaffrey managed to scribble enough x's on a boilerplate form so as to qualify to Brian Hill's apparent satisfaction that he should deny Peter Lance's right to speedy trial and constitutional right to confront his accuser. For the rest of us plebian's, a signed doctor's letter would have been minimally required, by a real judge.

Further, Brian Hill, putative judge - alternately - retired (or not) DA, has decided that he will not allow the wraith to be subject to cross-examination, lest she get tangled up in Walter Scott's notoriously tangled web when she has/had undertaken to " first practise to deceive." Her unsworn declaration is good enough for judge Brian, team DA player.
Oh what a tangled web we weave,
When first we practise to deceive!

And so justice delayed will be further justice denied, so long as DDA (ex-IRS agent) Sandy Horowitz and his great benefactor, Brian Hill, prevail.

Gag us all with the proverbial Valley-Girl Spoon. When will all y'all call it enough, fer Chrissakes?

Out with the lot of 'em: Brian, Sandy, Cam, Kasi, Joyce ... etc., ad nauseam,

Michael Ganschow

On DUI Case Against Peter Lance Could Be Collapsing

Posted on September 8 at 3:30 a.m.

Y'all:

Here we are, nine months since the apparently unsubpoaenable wraith Beutel initiated this dui prosecution. As of now, she is hiding behind an unspecified, yet further bogus (2nd, 3rd), work-related disability claim that is so severe that she cannot even hobble up to the witness stand and exercise her vocal cords, toward whatever end. Lieutenant McCaffrey managed to scribble enough x's on a boilerplate form so as to qualify to Brian Hill's apparent satisfaction that he should deny Peter Lance's right to speedy trial and constitutional right to confront his accuser. For the rest of us plebian's, a signed doctor's letter would have been minimally required, by a real judge.

Further, Brian Hill, putative judge - alternately - retired (or not) DA, has decided that he will not allow the wraith to be subject to cross-examination, lest she get tangled up in that notorious web when she has/had undertaken to " first practice to deceive." Her unsworn declaration is good enough for judge Brian, team DA player.

And so justice delayed will be further justice denied, so long as DDA (ex-IRS agent) Sandy Horowitz and his great benefactor, Brian Hill, prevail.

Gag us all with the proverbial Valley-Girl Spoon. When will all y'all call it enough, fer Chrissakes?

Out with the lot of 'em: Brian, Sandy, Cam, Kasi, Joyce ... etc., ad nauseam,

Michael Ganschow

On DUI Case Against Peter Lance Could Be Collapsing

Posted on September 2 at 11:35 p.m.

Y'all:

Speculation ranges widely about KB's un-specified job-incurred injury that has made her unavailable to testify, or otherwise speak the truth under oath.

Cads ask first: so, given that she can't speak the truth, how can we say that she is injured, as opposed to her uninjured state?

Others suggest that the requirement that she actually fill out arrest reports, ab initio, in real time, has resulted in an attack of carpal tunnel syndrome, aggravated by the multiple repetitive motions associated with practicing the forged signatures.

Only time will tell whether the suggested scenarios are accurate, or even more bizarre machinations prevail.

Michael Ganschow

On DUI Case Against Peter Lance Could Be Collapsing

Posted on September 1 at 11:06 p.m.

Y'all:

8 full months after Lance's arrest, 7 months after the initial defense discovery request, and at least 4 months after it became clear that various documents were being questioned, DDA Sanford Horowitz has not managed to get even one expert communication as to the allegedly forged signatures. So reported Mr. Horowitz yesterday, August 31, 2011 when he declared that he was replacing his DOJ questioned-document expert who had appeared in court on several occasions beginning in June, 2011 - the reason: Joseph Merydith's sister (Merydith is the DOJ expert) was once married to Jim Blanco's brother (Blanco is the defense expert); oh, and because Merydith currently sits at the very desk that Blanco sat at, back in the day.

And during the 4+ months that Merydith has been examining the documents, he has communicated no findings or opinions that might arguably amount to Brady material (anything possibly helpful to the defense) to Mr. Horowitz.

I also understand that Brian is in negotiations with Sandy to purchase this bridge in Brooklyn ...

Then, Lieutenant McCaffrey puts Beutel on the DL, via a sworn declaration, until some indeterminate time after September 14, 2011, due to an unspecified injury suffered on the job. She is so injured that she cannot talk so as to testify, but the injury is unspecified.

This seems legit, doncha think?

Michael Ganschow

On DUI Case Against Peter Lance Could Be Collapsing

Posted on August 28 at 1:04 a.m.

Y’all:
As I have previously indicated, I attended 7 grammar schools in the 1950’s, most in the rural south, including Alabama, Florida, North Carolina and Virginia. The “n” word was a term of frequent daily discourse. On point, I played in North Carolina’s “Little Tar Heel” baseball league. The “Little Tar Heel” league separated from “Little League Baseball, International”, because the Tar Heels would not tolerate “n ….rs” to play with us white boys.
I cut my litigation teeth in Compton, California, in the 1970s, the town where Black people who couldn’t afford to live in South Central L.A., took economic refuge. My grammar-school experience of the 1950s South resonated with my experience of the 1970s Compton.

Remember Flee Bailey’s question to the racist, Mark Fuhrman:
“Mr. Fuhrman, what does the police radio call NVNNHI mean?
Fuhrman, in his sworn testimony in 1997 at the O.J. trial, professed complete, naïve ignorance about the law enforcement radio code.

I had seen precisely such radio transmissions in 1975, when I subpoenaed the Carson Sheriff’s tapes: N…er Versus N…er, No Human Involved = NVNNHI. It meant: finish your donuts, no reason to hurry your response to “bullets fired”.
Around the same time I overheard law enforcement personnel who had been subpoenaed to court engage each other: “Hey, what are you doing here?” - “You know, I have to testilie.”

To y’all naïve doubters about the essential proclivity for law enforcement people to corrupt themselves vis a vis the “ends justify the means” mantra, I recommend another of my personal experiences:
In 1997, I traveled with my family to the east coast to see potential colleges that my 16 year-old son might attend. Friends, Anne and Nelson, were, respectively the dean of Law admissions and deputy general counsel for Cornell, in Ithaca New York. As we drove up their driveway to meet them, we encountered a cordon of federal agents who had been assigned to protect them from possible assassination by members or agents of the New York State Police. True: the New York State Police, who, because rural New York counties couldn’t afford the cost of local sheriffs, served and protected rural communities, including Ithaca, were considered by the Feds to be fighting-mad enough to assassinate Nelson, Anne and their young daughters.
Long story short: Nelson, appointed to investigate a suspicious trial, had demonstrated to a scientific certainty, supported by the multiple confessions of the highest ranking officers of the New State Police that they had, for decades, regularly and institutionally engaged in a systematic practice of planting finger prints at crime scenes in a thirty-year effort to “solve crimes” and “close cases”. You know, the suspects are, to quote Santa Barbara District Attorney Joyce Dudley: “felony ugly”.
http://www.lawschool.cornell.edu/facu...
http://www.slipperyslope.org/evidence...

On Police Department Responds to Lance’s Handwriting Expert

Posted on August 27 at 10:10 p.m.

Y’all:

As I have previously indicated, I attended 7 grammar schools in the 1950’s, most in the rural south, including Alabama, Florida, North Carolina and Virginia. The “n” word was a term of frequent daily discourse. On point, I played in North Carolina’s “Little Tar Heel” baseball league. The “Little Tar Heel” league separated from “Little League Baseball, International”, because the Tar Heels would not tolerate “n ….rs” to play with us white boys.

I cut my litigation teeth in Compton, California, in the 1970s. Compton was then the town where Black people who couldn’t afford to live in South Central L.A., took economic refuge. My grammar-school experience of the 1950s South, resonated with my experience of the 1970s Compton. R

Remember Flee Bailey’s question to the racist, Mark Fuhrman:
“Mr. Fuhrman, what does the radio call NVNNHI mean?
Fuhrman, in his sworn testimony in 1997 at the O.J. trial, professed complete, naïve ignorance about the law enforcement radio code.

I had been exposed to precisely such radio transmissions in 1975, when I subpoenaed the Carson Sheriff’s tapes: N…er Versus N…er, No Human Involved = NVNNHI. it meant: finish your donuts, no reason to hurry your response to “bullets fired”.

Around the same time I overheard law enforcement personnel who had been subpoenaed to court engage each other: “Hey, what are you doing here?” - “You know, I have to testilie.”

To y’all naïve doubters about the essential proclivity for law enforcement people to corrupt themselves vis a vis the “ends justify the means” mantra, I recommend another of my personal experiences:
In 1997, I traveled with my family to the east coast to see potential colleges that my 16 year-old son might attend. Friends, Nelson and Anne, were, respectively the dean of admissions and deputy general counsel for Cornell, in Ithaca New York. As we drove up their driveway to meet them, we encountered a cordon of federal agents who had been assigned to protect them from possible assassination by members or agents the New York State Police. True: the New York State Police, who, because rural New York counties couldn’t afford the cost of local sheriffs,served and protected rural communities, including Ithaca, were fighting mad enough to assassinate Nelson, Anne and their young daughters.

Long story short: Nelson, appointed to investigate a suspicious trial, had uncovered and demonstrated to a scientific certainty, supported by the multiple confessions of the highest ranking officers of the New State Police that they had, for decades, regularly and institutionally engaged in a systematic practice of planting finger prints at crime scenes in a thirty-year effort to “solve crimes” and “close cases”. You know: the suspects are, to quote Santa Barbara District Attorney Joyce Dudley, “felony ugly”.

http://www.lawschool.cornell.edu/facu...

http://www.slipperyslope.org/evidence...

Michael Ganschow

On Police Department Responds to Lance’s Handwriting Expert

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