Carmen Trutanich is proud of his arrest and conviction record.
How many of these arrests were falsified like my daughter, filmmaker/activist and investigative journalist, Melissa Balin, on 11/14/2011 and fifteen months later we are still pleading for the dismissal of these falsified charges In The Interest of Justice?
Why was Melissa Balin’s Pitchess motion taken off the calendar and why was this highly intelligent and capable young woman shuffled off to the Mental Health Court; where, after a very brief sham interview, she was found incompetent to stand trial and committed from December 20, 2012 until June 16, 2013?
How is a competent person found incompetent and then found “restored” to competency again one month later with NO forensic evaluations or collateral data review? The Mental Health Court should be investigated including the not so honorable Judge Samantha Jessner.
After being found competent on January 30th by Judge Jessner, Melissa Balin was sent back to criminal court the very next day, January 31, 2013 at 8:30am for falsified misdemeanor charges with the same attorney who knowingly and maliciously curtailed her liberty without cause.
Attorney Tahan refused to file her papers, causing frustration. Judge Barela denied her media request. Judge Barela denied her second Marsden motion and refused to allow her to represent herself. Judge Barela refused to put her Pitchess motion back on the calendar AND refused to recuse himself after stating that he was indeed prejudiced.
In the interim, her fired attorney Anthony Tahan shoved her from the back while she was giving testimony to the Judge and yelled “Shut up!” in full view of everyone present in the courtroom, and no one did or said anything.
Finally her papers got filed as she was told by Judge Barela to get out.
I am an American citizen and I feel as though I have experienced domestic terrorism in the Los Angeles Courts. With Judges lying and bullying you out of your rights… with attorneys lying, and the sheriffs and the police lying because that‘s what they are “told to do”…they will do anything to “win” regardless of where the truth lies. And when you attempt to confront them, you are labeled NOT COMPLIANT and they think they can do whatever they please because they have the power and you don’t! They are all OATH TAKERS and they are supposed to be OATH KEEPERS and their first obligation is to serve and protect the citizens. We are ‘assumed’ to be innocent until proven guilty.
Somewhere the process of Justice has taken a strange turn, and the people in charge of protecting and keeping the Constitution For The United States Of America and the California State Constitution of 1849 are not keeping their oaths.
All of these alleged “wins” are happening at the good taxpayers’ expense -ruining families’ lives wasting beyond limited taxpayer resources to fight real crime and violence.
Please investigate Carmen Trutanich and the City Attorney’s office for prosecutorial misconduct.
Please sign & share the petition to #ExonerateMelissaBalin at http://www.change.org/petitions/miscarriage-of-justice
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