Blogger Comments: Folks, I sat through a hearing yesterday like no other hearing I have ever had the honor to observe. Before I go forward I would like to say that for those who believe that all law enforcement representatives are bad and out to get you, think again. I have never experienced a more professional group of law enforcement than what was in Judge Glen Thompson's courtroom. It was obvious that Warden Leon Bradley's attorneys were there to get to the bottom of the truth about what happened to Warden Bradley. It was refreshing that when the proceeding started that Billable Barney was not present for the hearing. I observed him in the hallway but was shocked that he did not enter the courtroom. I later found out the ole Barns was a witness. That is probably why he was in the corridor flaying his arms around like a chicken with his head cut off. Ole Barns was being naughty and a little to touchey and finished his day out outside the building in a corner huddling with Ana, Bones and the like flaying his arms like a madman and stomping around. I wonder if Barney was the schoolhouse bully? Billable Barney sure had some pushy problems yesterday. It is good some folks take the high road while the Barns in this world act like jackasses.
Attorney Tutten started off with the big dog first. Sheriff Ana Franklin. I felt as if I was in the room with Pinocchio. Franklin lied at every turn. She didn't know anything about Keylogger Software before Federal Court with the whistleblower. As usual Sheriff Ana Franklin went into bully mode but I believe she met her match with Attorney Tutten yesterday. Franklin also was at a loss because Billable Barney wasn't allowed in the courtroom to spring butt up and down screaming like a wild man with flaying his arms. He had to take his parade outside. One thing is for sure Barns sure is scared to try and push people around.
I didn't realize until yesterday how many agencies Franklin contacted to obtain a warrant to search our office and the Warden's house. Franklin was the first of thiefdoms to testify but it only got better from there.
Attorney Tutten didn't let up on the all-powerful Bones Wilson who followed Ana into a pack of lies along with specific dates and events but little recall of some of their more famous acts of corruption. Bones followed Ana's path when he swore under oath that he knew nothing about the Keylogger Software until our federal court hearing until October 14, 2016. Guess they didn't read the blog... We already knew about the Keylogger and their corrupt attempts. Bones like Ana seemed to be somewhat prepared as if they had somehow written or prepared a script or a timeline for themselves and rehearsed it. The reason I say that is because there was a whole lot of forgetting going on until it came to specific dates and events and then they were Johnny on the spot.
Justin Powell was witness number three. Another of Warden Bradley's attorneys Nick Heatherly took over the questioning. All I can say is poor Justin took the entire blame for the Keylogger Software. It appeared he was ready to fall on his sword for Sheriff Ana Franklin and Bones Wilson. Though JP appeared to try and prepare for his part in the hearing he missed the mark. He brought in his timeline or personal notes that he claimed to have prepared the night before. But he had trouble with just about everything except for his role in the Keylogger Software. By the time his testimony was over it must have been clear to the thiefdoms that the gig wasn't working.
The attorneys for Warden Bradley had fine-tuned their part of the hearing in a manner that it appeared that Judge Thompson, one of the most respected judges in Morgan County, had been lied to as well as the citizens of Morgan County. I realized during the hearing that the thiefdoms' motives against me and Leon Bradley were to destroy us, our lives, my business and families using any means possible.
Attorney Heatherly next called Blake Robinson to the stand. Robinson followed the same trail or trap that Sheriff Ana Franklin and Bones Wilson followed but was not nearly as accomplished as a liar as Franklin and Bones appeared to be. Blake became frustrated at the questioning and complained that he hadn't known this kind of questions were going to be asked and if he could go get his timeline, it would help him with the questions. Folks, that is not a verbatim quote but it is exactly how I interpreted his answer. In my opinion, Blake told more of the truth than any of the above witnesses. On the other hand, it appeared that Attorney Heatherly had to pull the half-truths out one at a painful time.
Now the rest of the story as the hearing proceeded on Friday. The witnesses that were called before Judge Thompson said it best.
The Etowah County Sheriffs Office Investigator Stephen McGlathery oath that they lied to him. "They lied to us, they used us," McGlathery testified today about the Morgan County Sheriff's Office.
Glathery continued his testimony with another staggering revelation which is as follows. Franklin, Robinson and Lt. Robert "Bones" Wilson today denied under oath today having knowledge of the keyloggger software until after the search warrants were obtained. But, according to McGlathery's testimony, the Morgan County crew admitted during a meeting that one of their staff members had given the keylogger software to a confidential informant, who installed it on Lockhart's computer.
McGlathery also testified that had he known what he knows now he would not have been a part of the investigation.
Wow! What an honest and true testimony of a good law enforcement officer that the criminals tried to ensnare in their ugly attempt to corrupt the court systems, other law enforcement officers and the hard-working men and women who work their butts off with little pay but hard honest work and dedication.
I experienced an opportunity yesterday that I will never forget. A circle of Federal, State, County, and City law enforcement officers fighting for the truth and honesty that they believe in. I have much more to say about the other witnesses that I will share later in the day.
In closing, I am so proud to live in a country and a state that is fighting for the good of the people. Thank You, Judge Thompson, for allowing us to hear the truth. Your name is the only thing you come in the world with and the only thing you leave with. You are a fine and decent man and Judge.