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I cannot fully express my joy because there is no word in the English language that could quite describe this ecstasy.
As a celebration lap for my victory over a filthy rag of a politician's attempt to steal my faith - I dedicated a week to my Father - in heaven. Long-suffering did not dis-way hope but did crush my belief in this great nation, temporarily. Her efforts took my money, slandered my good name and used every bit of tax resources possible to thwart my ceaseless expression of political truth - but could never fully break my soul.
I was shunned by priests, family, friends but never forgot where I am truly fed.
Fishing is a sacred act for me. While I am not at liberty to discuss the conditions of my survival training I can tell you this. Many years ago I traveled 60 miles from the top of a mountain to a dessert location with a tiny brook. Supplies were as follows: blanket, onion, texturized vegetable protein (TVP), water, charred cloth, file, rope. The rope and blanket were used to make what's called a Jedi Pack (backpack), Charred cloth and steel make starting a fire easy and the onion and TVP provided essential nutrition. During survival exercises all nutrition is appreciated but taste is often lacking.
My team successfully arrived in Goblin Valley where repelling exercises and R&R on sandstone structures gave way to plenty of time to explore the stream. Miraculously, we were able to catch trout with our hands. A man under pressure can do amazing things; few know their capacity to break or thrive because few men ever get these types of experiences in modern life.
I am trained to endure terror but I have not known the terror executed by the most godless politician I have ever met. The abuse was so brutal there were times I wept - not due to the abuse - but what great danger our nation is in if we let tyrants utilize whichcraft against our nations most holy documents. As will come out; especially if tremendous arrogance continues to plague our local government, is wise counsel was ignored. Eventually this politicians best effort to suspend civil liberty was blocked by her own ranks. When politicians ask law enforcement to break a law - the law of the Constitution of the United States - they are not required to comply. This leader learned this lesson the hard way.
But I do not wish to gloat and did not wish to punish - In fact, if at all possible I choose not to sue - but have learned if I don't protect myself nobody will. In fact, if I don't protect myself as a custodian of fact - people will be afraid to tell the truth and my community will continue to suffer.
I could not take this victory to press but had to wait. I needed to know if I had my father's blessing; this is where fishing comes in. Like the fish in the desert , I cast my line on the lake of Taneycomo. Though my fishing resources were inadequate the good Lord did provide. A prayer - a cast - a fish - Victory. I ate despite my enemies best efforts. And I ate well.
I have tried this experiment before but have failed. It's so easy to spend money in America where supplies are abundant - but what if a beast arrives ? What if politicians like the one I took head on prosper ? What if the Consitution is deemed invalid and the wicked torure, rape and suspend presses at will. What if you're allowed to go to church as long as the pastor censors himself to the will of the state ? For most these possibilities are not part of their reality - mainly because they aren't doing or saying anything that threatens dominant culture. I mean this: Christians today are in as much danger preaching Christ as a Muslim Mullah is for preaching Islam in Iran - none. Christianity , the sacred texts, describe a culture foreign to America.
There is no risk but a desire to cry persecution because there is none. Christianity, in its corporate form, is the predominate culture in the United States - its decline due to its failure to practice the faith - not the teachings of the prophets who would seduce even the most sinful of men - even many leaders in our community who use the term "God" for purposes of vanity.
I would encourage those who seek persecution to visit Iran, North Korea or India as my grandfather did on his mission. I would prefer Chrisitians to do such rather than pray for persecution in America. Eventually it will come but not because of the faithful but the morality of the institution.
To the early church the symbol of the cross was detestably unused. During the reign of King Herod, who had both John the Baptist and ???? killed, utilized the cross to execute many. The great historian Josepheus elaborates on its use when Jesus was a child. To truly understand the Bible one must understand the political structures or much is left misunderstood. Entire villages were hung and at times set on fire with crosses whose rotting corpses were a symbol to those who denied the godliness of politicians and the authority of the state. In secular texts John the Baptist is known as an activist against the marriage of church and state - an institution which combines Babylon (worldly wealth and confusion) with Godliness. Instead of the cross early Christians used the Icthus - a fish.
The fish is a sign of who provides. And when I cast a line onto cold waters and a fish bites I am reminded of this powerful symbol - the symbol of feeding the masses - the symbol of the gospel - and of course the tickling in my belly. On Friday evening I began my mission - a mission to refrain from '???? (money) for 7 days. I set shop on a North Beach Park Dock and made myself at home. At night I left but wrapped a blanket around my packs to give the appearance of a sleeping man. My cover worked well as the Branson Police Department responded to a missing persons request and the Missouri Highway Patrol was called in to scan the water for my body on the third day.
Officer Fish of the Branson Police Department concluded I may be at Starbucks near the Branson Landing and proceeded to search the premises as others were searching for my body. I issued an expletive figuring the town whore was trying to have me detained - but he stood in shock - I haven't uttered a word of curse since. As my literary forefather Mark Twain penned so did I in my official report to the Branson Police Department: "Rumors of my demise have been greatly exaggerated. "
|Officer Fish of the Branson Police Department|
This wasn't my first time but it was my first time successfully completing a fish week. I didn't spend a cent and only twice relied on the kindness of strangers - a blessing from the most unlikely places. On day two my appetite for fish declined. The first two fish I consumed had no dressing. After eating these fish I began to understand why my past experiences were unsuccessful. In the past I tried to suffer but didn't need to - this fish week was about thriving. On day two I negotiated carbohydrates and acquired 25 pounds of food. An owner of a local pub wrapped the food into five sections and another business owner kept them in a freezer. After fish week completed I had two sections unused.
I traded fish for steak and produce and created recipes even the most distinguished pallets would appreciate. I accepted two invitations for a home cooked meal; participated in religious discussions each day - mostly with fellow priests (none of which work in the media). On the sixth day I went to a public meeting and a meal with Branson City Alderman. I gave them a bit of a hard time - but not too hard. I needed to see where they were at. The most insidious of the group left in fear of scrutiny -( I have a camera and a recorder to things that terrify the godless). The rest ate without offering me a bite. In a last test for the Pharisees I asked for a bread roll - each of our leaders had their fill of food paid for by the citizens of Branson. I was denied - in fact scolded. A politician uttered a filthy word - one only recently accepted by the Federal Communications Commission (FCC) - a few years ago a 10k fine would be applied if used over the airwaves). They couldn't spare one roll and would rather let if rot than see me eat.
The Branson Alderman - according to state law - are not allowed to meet without public notice and public scrutiny. Though second rate competitors don't hold our leaders accountable - I am and I will if anyway possible. The time for pretending is over. I am protected in numerous places via speeddial. I will no longer tolerate terrorism without response - and by this I mean seeking relief. Any police officer who beats a homeless man, arrests an innocent civilian at the request of a crooked leader or submits false testimony will be put on the record.
I have waited peacefully - turned cheeks - waited to see the character of my enemies - and through patience won the battle of my life. God gave me my own King Herod to battle - my own anti-Christ - my own Calligula. Every effort to starve me, to crush me, to censor me in one more thwarted. This is my time of restoration. This is my time to reaffirm the truth and continue my mission.
And if I speak the truth, and I am hated by those who despise integrity - I will rest by the shores of the river and continue an all you can eat buffet. ---------------------------
Some say I did it for the chicks. A man with such skills is a great asset to hillbilly women - holy - as he can feed his family on any afternoon. I have earned the honorable name of "Fish Slayer" - which means one who kills fish at will or man who feeds many.
The citizens of Branson were worked up. A homeless guy who a lot of people liked was detained by the Branson Police Department. Questions were raised regarding level of force and the need to arrest. Some people speculated on the mental state of the arrested homeless man.
Interestingly, depending on mental diagnosis people were willing to tolerate abuse - if he was diagnosed with Autism the community would have been outraged - something else and the community would have accepted the homeless man being treated harshly. The Constitution grants all men rights - but modern thinking enables extreme prejudice (I guess less and less people believe humans were created by God or the God of nature)
As a working policy, the radio station KRZK, doesn't respond to citizen allegations of abuse. In the news room of KRZK and KHOZ when a person calls in claiming malfeasance the radio station doesn't respond ( at least that was the case when I did work for the radio station and the policy of the reporters I know). Unfortunately, with no report from the radio station - there were a great deal of accusations buried under the table by Presley involving police malfeasance. Basically, many complaints were made regarding the Branson Police Department for years and the radio - unwilling to hold Mayor Raeanne Presley accountable (and they still don't report details of millions in tax payer expenditures) a lot of people were hurt without report.
The radio is drive by news. When you are a reporter for a radio station you grab a quick audio sample and a quick paragraph of copy and bam it's out the door. Investigative reporting is a newspaper/magazing art. Generally, news reports offer a glimpse into public affairs and if you want more data you have to go elsewhere. The reporters for KSPR are actually very good and experienced but overall the radio station does a poor job of fulfilling the purpose of journalism which is to "keep us free and self governed".
Although I'm dissapointed in some of the things the radio station has done; I still refer clients to advertise there. What the radio station and most of Branson doesn't understand is that I'm one of the most experienced media buyers in the area. Because Mayor Raeanne Presley cyberstalks my online profiles I don't advertise my true resume or my clients. But if slander continues they might find themselves in some very interesting situations.
Overall, I rank KRZK as a strong buy for most clients. Steve Willoughby, a manager at the station will issue a pitch for your business and an interview for about 100 bucks a pop. Willoughby is respected by the public and believes he deserves money for his promotion. His show is more of a magazine show than a news show. The newsroom, separate from Willoughby's magazine show at KRZK is not something you can buy. It is properly segregated from the promotional agenda of Willoughby's successful show. This is good, it keeps the news less biased and based on research rather than business relationships.
I would like to note that I had an agreement with the radio station to produce news for $30 bucks a story (due to travel and gas this gave me about 4 bucks an hour) . When we parted ways, Willoughby decided not to be a man of his word. I think it's important to tell the truth and, quite frankly, I don't have a tremendous amount of respect for him on a personal level - and almost nill on a news level. I don't listen to the radio station because I use primary sources for news. Instead of a quick newsbite I actually listen or attend (most of the time) public meetings. This allows me to get comprehensive data as opposed to a "drop in the bucket of truth". During my media career I'm hard news - he's a magazine.
Still, even though I don't personally respect Mr. Willoughby's ethics; I understand that there are people that actually use this resource to become educated through the radio. I also believe, why Willoughby didn't deal with me honestly, that Willoughby doesn't want to give bad information to the public when it comes to news.
After receiving a call from an attorney (again I have better sources - I use the journalistic process) I was told Mr. Willoughby was falsely stating there was no video of "Tex" being detained by Branson P.D. Because I assumed Willougby was attempting to be honorable with the public, I walked across the street with the video of Tex being detained (My office is 300 yards from the Radio Station). I promised the attorney that I would not publish the video of "Tex" being detained as it could possible interfere with his case. Publishing the video would have made me a lot of money, but, I was the only member of the media allowed to see it and promised I wouldn't publish it after a long fight with the lawyer (it isn't published now because I gave my word of honor - I promised to wait in exchange for exclusivity).
My intention was to show the video to Willougby exclusively so that he would stop giving misinformation to the public. When I entered the radio station I was told to wait in an office for a station manager. The station manager arrived (wasting my time) and I informed her of the lack of integrity in the newsroom. Figuring Steve Willoughby would want to know he was accidentally lying to the public - I reckoned he'd want to see this very valuable piece of news intel. The radio station manager stated that the "taunt" of no such video existing was the result of a KY3 broadcast. In other words Branson Mayor Reanne Presley's business partner was publishing information from Springfield that a radio station in Branson rebroadcast. Willoughby didn't take the time to look at the video.
The reason KY3 would make such a claim is a form of pressure to force the hand of "Tex's" attorney. A reporter gets on Television and taunts the legal team by suggesting to the public that no such video of police brutality really exists. The legal team , in order to prove the cases legitimacy then feels pressure to release the digital asset to the television station. It's a good strategy for KY3 as they have a huge audience and are regionally dominant (they such in their reporting about Branson). The problem is that Mr. Willoughby is citing a Springfield station regarding something that happened a few blocks from his office. I call that irresponsible and disrespectful to the public. It's also something that the radio station should be ashamed of.
When there are two sides to a story, a reporter should seek both sides. The radio station doesn't do this very often and in crime stories the state's side is heard but rarely the accused. Most the information you're receiving as a listener is actually published by the government not due to a journalist actively and avidly seeking the whole story. Again, it's radio - more about entertainment than news.
Because the radio station doesn't produce comprehensive news I don't work with them on a news level - I do however send clients while hiding my involvement. I think it's a decent value but not as great for those who want to understand what their government is really doing. They just don't invest the resources for total coverage.
Unfortunately, egos at the station stopped the flow of information to the public. The most important aspect of journalism is to make sure people have access to correct information. If a mistake is made - or a challenge is made it's important to double check the information and quickly make a correction. I do this. I regularly recieve calls from television stations, radio reporters and print reporters for information. Even though I am slandered and disrespected at times; I believe the public has the right to know and often give away my work in fear that the public will be punished by personal hatred towards my commitment to honesty.
Currently , I do not allow comments. The reason I don't allow comments is because I don't have time to deal with any random uneducated individual who wants to debate things he doesn't know about. I am a custodian of fact and have the skills and investment to extrapolate information the general public cannot easily access. I'm not in a popularity contest , I am in a freedom contest and I want the public to win.
Again, due to Presley's slander campaign - silently distributed through social media - government funded resources and unholy relationships I have to hide my true resume. I don't want people to get hurt because of my dedication to truth even if it rubs a couple millionaires and some unworthy politicians the wrong way. Everyone - every human on this planet comes from the same source and deserves respect by default. Stopping the flow of information for personal gain is a sin. Honoring a commitment or holding information due to a promise is an acceptable compromise but sometimes necessary. Unfortunately for some - I deserve respect and credit for my work .And I have disrespected myself, my family and my God (who I am a child of ) when I allow people to publicly dishonor me - in an open fashion without defending myself.
Due to my technical background I'm able to intercept a great deal of information. I have allowed a lot of people to hurt me and I cannot allow this any more. I was called out by a member of the press - this person questioned my integrity and balls. I offered this person the opportunity to correct himself but he told me to bring it. I would never in a million years have published this correspondence without permission. Without further ado - this is a conversation with a member of the radio station after trying to bring a video and correct misinformation broadcast over the PUBLIC AIRWAVES: Here is a member of the radio station corresponding about the incident:
************This content is being withheld in order to protect an individual who would be permanently damaged if published. The document proves that the radio station reporters and managers knew I was being unconstitutionally detained on a regular basis. The document shows that I asked for help and was scared for my life and there was a refusal by fellow journalists to provide assistance for fear of retaliation. The document proves that members of the press knowingly allowed my constitutional rights to be violated and that they were scared of repercussions.
While proving moral and spiritual superiority would help me - it could potentially ruin this person's life. I will allow naysayers to speculate and publish the documents on my Facebook page. These documents are not to be republished in full or in part and are the private property of Dees Nutz Publications PC. In the event the radio station decides to retaliate against this individual person I may or may not have three separate documents that will be submitted to the Federal Communications Commission (FCC) regarding station collaboration with politicians. I believe the individual doesn't fully comprehend the Constitution of the United States of America well enough to full understand the implications. Please take the opportunity to educate staff on the importance constitutional protection. If this ever happens again I will have to act in turn.
Mayor Reaeanne Presley has for nearly 5 years priced public records out of the market to hide the inconvenient truth about her use of public funds for personal gain. (Call for Presley To Find Jesus at Bottom of Page)
The document above attests to the character of our Mayor Raeanne Presley and her lack of openness regarding personal use of public funds . While some press outlets with no use or need for ethics reprint political claims about Branson promotion suggesting the ludicrous notion Presley supports open government.
Only documents which Presley wants the public to see are printed and often buried in large file sizes online. .
Presley has spent millions she doesn't want the public to know about and these documents are intentionally hid from the public. Through use of tax dollars Presley has sent a strong message to press outlets - dare to report and your rights will be violated (she's had me felt up on several occasions without cause).
I've come to the conclusion that I don't need an attorney to exercise my civil rights. I can disregard an illegal verdict delivered by a inept politician because I live in America - Not Presleyville.
I've watched Presley spend millions of public funds on ridiculous legal actions failing most every time. Instead, I hereby command Mayor Raeanne to respect - obey
- the Constitution of the United States of America and to quit urinating on the documents great men have fought and died for. If she doesn't like being held accountable, I don't care. I have a public to serve and the Presley showtune shack is a very small, almost insignificant part of it. Too many have fought and died for this country and by golly I'll use that Constitution to help my fellow man understand how his (not Presley's personal bank account) tax dollars are being used.
I'll walk into a public meeting anytime I want and no I don't have to report to a crooked leader's armed men to do it.. I refuse to be illegally detained just because a city leader isn't intelligent enough to handle the scrutiny.
I don't need an attorney to tell me it's ok because I'm an American. I have a responsibility. I have a responsibility to my family to make a living and to the many refugees living in Branson from Russia, Iran, Bulgaria, Ukraine and China who stay quiet during political discussions because in there countries people like Presley will harm them should they speak.
I'm an American and a child of the almighty. These two identities are far more important than the ill-educated nit-wit who thinks they can detain me just because they don't like me being there. I tell a truth that is inconvenient to immoral leadership that is no better than a filthy rag.
I don't need a note from my mommy, the governor or a lawyer to enter public property. The price for such freedom has already been paid. Raeanne Presley is nothing more than a private citizen - not a God able to take away civil liberties. I assure you I have a greater God void of the filthiness so prevalent at city hall.
In the end it is the will of the people that will reign and they need access to information, not just the exact fax setn to KY3 headquarters for distribution. I don't believe that the citizens of Branson would have let Presley walk-in to an election unchallenged if she had to be held accountable for her actions. It is the job of the press to give the information the public needs to remain free and self governed
. The people need custodians of fact - not business partners in Preslredicunomics.
On a personal note I have an apology to make to the public. I am very sorry that I have let Ms. Presley use means of terror to slow down my reporting. Our constitution is a very powerful document that withholds all mankind has unalienable rights. Prior to the founding of the United States evil leaders issued edicts used to rape civil liberties from individuals they don't agree with. I realize my diatribes promoting public integrity aren't beneficial to Presley and her policy of "never seeing a conflict of interest she wasn't willing to profit from". I realize that Andy Williams marching down 76 in a parade of stars didn't either. I realize having a black rapper from St. Louis (Nelly) didn't help her private business. But making laws to stop black people or nationally respected entertainers from performing in public is unacceptable.
It's important to note that the City of Branson has made some transitions that have made the corruption led by our current Mayor Raeanne Presley and her reign of terror on the Branson economy possible. This is a major transition from Branson's innovative leadership before she took office.. They managed to save over $14 million which Presley has mostly drained. Where they opened the doors for economic growth Presley has taken great action to shut them. Where entrepreneurial activity was encouraged, Presley stifled and creates legislation making innovation illegal. They even loved America and respected Constitutional Rights - fought for by non-Presleys in battlefields across the world. We have never had a leader with such disregard for the Constitution of the United States which is why I can correctly call Mrs. Presley a person who actively disregards American values. Dressing in sequin sparkled suits and singing show tunes does not make one a patriot.
Prior to her taking office we had a very active press. An avid and inquisitive watchdog press that once defined Branson's journalistic tradition has dissipated. The most profound transition and visible change began with the Springfield News Leader closed their Branson offices. The reporters that use to monitor city hall retired. Presley hasn't had to be accountable, as sure as their is an almighty - this will change.
Media competition is very important for the political landscape. Men sharpen men and editorial standards rapidly declined once Branson City Officials no longer had to deal with ethics common to the American press tradition. The unholy alliance with Schurz communication exasperated the problem bringing the television stations KY3, KSPR and Branson's Mayor under a common umbrella. The perverse media alliance is unheard of in America and may be a catalyst for the corruption and fallout Branson residents will have to incur for generations to come. As a former leader in the advertising industry I've been able to extrapolate that millions in false reports (documentaries running daily on KY3/Presley Curruption TV aka Branson Visitor Television boosting the Presley Theater far above their importance to Branson's economy and history) and the unfettered press releases published by KY3 and KSPR weekly touting Presley's integrity (a laughable claim) have boosted Presley into a position where the city is able to be managed in a third-world banana republic style dictatorial fashion.
Because Presley has had no accountability, false reports are commonly delivered through partners in the press for public consumption. I have noticed seven flaws of our mayor that show the character of our current goofball style leadership and have come to the conclusion it's not all our mayor's fault. Presley lacks the education and real world experience most people in her position have had. If Presley could correct these seven character flaws ; perhaps she could grow to become a semi-adequate leader.
- Wealth without work. - The wise patriarchs of the Presley family were able to follow the example of their predecessor and teacher (the Baldknobbers, Branson's first show).. The current generation has lacked innovation - besides collaborating with the press and using political pressure to grow their business. The Presley theater was originally built outside Branson city limits and became a part of Branson in the 1970's or 1980's . The Presley's, who truly hated Branson, fought hard before being forced to become part of the city (there was a pretty high bar for political corruption before Presley showed just how dishonorable a politician can be).
- Pleasure without conscience - this is the very essence of why Presley doesn't want you to see her spending.
- Knowledge without character.- The Branson Landing is Branson's top tourist destination It would take scores of Presley theaters to even come near the pull of Branson's highest revenue generating attraction. If Presley were to be intellectually honest she'd admit the Presley theater has nothing to do with Branson's success nor does is it the real pull for Branson tourism industry. The plethora of outdoor activities and entertainment options bring tourists. The Presley's know people don't really come to Branson just to see their show, a fact self-evident in the huge investment Presley makes in intercept. Intercept marketing brings people to the Presley theater. This includes the huge billboards you see advertising the Presley theater. The billboards help hoard tourist dollars from people already coming to the area. Presley has done a great job of hiding the fact that the Branson Landing yields 80-100 million in sales annually.
- Commerce without morality - When elected Mayor (because of a shananigan leaving her the only person on the ballot) Raeanne Presley served on the Branson Chamber of Commerce giving leverage for her to funnel money into marketing the theater. The Presley theater is highly subsidized by tax dollar collected from other businesses. Presley is currently asking for nearly $100 million for a better road to her theater.
- Science without humanity - Raeanne Presley has strongly supported the United Nations Agenda 21, while this is far from Branson's values ; a timeshare style sales job was used to push a plan that dictates Branson's development move through Wicca style ethics. (Wicca, known to some as witchcraft, worships earth elements - hundreds of documents produced by the city utilize the word sustainability - sustainability, in Presley terms has nothing to do with economics or the quality of life but rather a "earth worship" perspective foreign to the average Branson resident.
- Worship without sacrifice - You can hear praises in the Presley theater for $55 bucks a pop (Presley tickets are often free with a time-share tour so make sure you call a local ticket re-seller before you pay the exorbitant fees at the box office)
- Politics without principle - Could be Raeanne Presley's theme song.
Since you constantly cyberstalk me I know you're reading this. I'm sorry if my promise to hold you accountable hurts your pocketbook or feelings but there is something far more important. I want you to find Jesus. I know there is a lot of talk about this character and you can hear songs for 55 bucks a pop at your personal business. But let's get real - it's not just a concept to make a dollar off of.
You can read about it in a book called the Bible - it's in the last part titled New Testament. Now I know you don't have much in the way of education - but don't worry about that - have someone read it to your out-loud. there are plenty of educated men with little sense (no one is judging you here). There is a character in the book you might relate to named King Herod. Like you, he's a public leader with little integrity - believe it or not - he's even worse !
Maybe that is why God put this character in the book to teach dishonorable leaders that they can repent and do better.
You'll read about two guys Herod didn't like. One guy has the same name as your son (nice kid by the way -seriously) . This guy John is pretty cool. Unlike Jesus this guy John shows up in the main historical archives. John was critical of Herod - he speaks against Herod - tells people what a bad dude he is.
Back then where Jesus lived they didn't have a Constitution. Herod does what you do when someone disagrees with you and sends out cops to harass him. Anyway this crooked king is friends with the priests (they call them Pharisees and Sadducees) who work with crooked reporters (called scribes) that do whatever the king tells them.
Jesus is good friends with this guy John and after the king has him killed (don't be jealous, Kings had a lot of power back then - again, no constitution) Jesus cruises around speaking about public policy and God-given rights. They send lawyers to verbally battle him but it's no use - he's too good at public debate.
Well, the leadership has him killed - but he ends up being the Son of God and the actions of these crooked politicians who use tax dollars to try to stop are to no avail - he wins anyway. It's a very good book, you ought to take it for a spin.
Jesus is the way to our father-in-heaven (God) and you can ask for repentance Money laundering, using tax dollars for private gain, lying to the public and the plethora of immoral things that may haunt your heavy heart can be lifted. You could find some relief as you must now know that ill-gotten gain doesn't bring joy.
You don't have to be like King Herod running around falsely detaining people who speak truth. You don't have to walk around as a dirty rag - you can repent and be clean. But you have to take the first step - you have to humble yourself and God can make you better.
Now, you know I can't disrespect my country and family by respecting these ridiculous notes creating laws that only apply to me. Yes, I know, it's rare to find a reporter with courage enough to be more than a personal scribe. There would be more if they knew the joy in serving their fellow man.
There is another document called the constitution - while one is optional , you'd be wise to read the other one. Anywho - these illegal edicts are pretty tiring but I've seen you do enough foolish things with the public trust that I have to say something. I'm a peaceful guy with a knack for juxtaposing words and I know you don't like it. You'll have to deal with that. But the pain in your heart from the things you've been doing - these can be healed. And I truly hope you do find God and I hope one day you find the joy of truly serving the people.
In Radiant Joy,
Darin P. Codon
Local Branson Reporter
United States Attorneys Office Western District of Missouri (Press Release)
July 24, 2013
SPRINGFIELD, Mo. – Tammy Dickinson, United States Attorney for the Western District of Missouri, announced today that the manager of the La Iguana Mexican Restaurant in Branson, Mo., has been indicted by a federal grand jury on charges related to drug trafficking and illegally possessing firearms.
Jose Antonio Garcia-Gonzalez, 39, of Branson, was charged in a two-count indictment returned by a federal grand jury in Springfield on Tuesday, July 23, 2013. Garcia-Gonzalez is the manager of the La Iguana Mexican Restaurant in Branson.
The federal indictment alleges that Garcia-Gonzalez possessed 500 grams or more of methamphetamine on July 16, 2013, with the intent to distribute. The indictment also alleges that Garcia-Gonzalez was an illegal alien in possession of several firearms. Garcia-Gonzalez allegedly possessed a Jennings Jimenez Arms 9mm semi-automatic firearm, a KelTek 9mm semi-automatic firearm, a Springfield Armory 9mm semi-automatic firearm, a Spikes Tactical AR-15 (7.62X39) rifle and ammunition, all of which was seized by law enforcement officers from his residence on July 16, 2013.
Dickinson cautioned that the charges contained in this indictment are simply accusations, and not evidence of guilt. Evidence supporting the charges must be presented to a federal trial jury, whose duty is to determine guilt or innocence.This case is being prosecuted by Assistant U.S. Attorney Randall D. Eggert. It was investigated by the Department of Homeland Security’s Customs and Border Protection Unit, the Drug Enforcement Administration, the Branson, Mo., Police Department and the Missouri Department of Revenue.
------------------------U.S Attorney Tammy Dickinson Profile
U.S. Attorney Tammy Dickinson is the top-ranking federal law enforcement official in the Western District of Missouri, which includes Kansas City, St. Joseph, Columbia, Jefferson City, and Springfield. She oversees a staff of 127 employees, including 64 attorneys and 63 non-attorney support personnel.
The office is responsible for prosecuting federal crimes in the district, including crimes related to terrorism, public corruption, child exploitation, firearms, and narcotics. The office also defends the United States in civil cases and collects debts owed to the United States.
Dickinson, a Kansas City, Mo., native, has been a trial attorney her entire legal career. She was the Chief Trial Assistant for the Jackson County Prosecutor’s Office from 2002 until her appointment as U.S. Attorney in January 2013, after working as an assistant prosecutor in that office beginning in 1998.
Dickinson received her J.D. in 1998 from the University of Missouri-Kansas City School of Law and her B.A. in 1989 from Webster University. She is a member of the Missouri Bar Association and the Kansas City Metropolitan Bar Association
There she is , the town whore (what the old timers call her referring the wayward youth from the trailer park days) , Ms. Presley herself sitting in the back of the courtroom as I'm accosted by the Sheriff. "Delete those pictures", barks the bailiff. . I slightly crap myself. He could throw me in jail for what I tried to do - document the Taney County Courthouse without KY3's express written permission.
Ms. Presley laughs, I can hear her to the back of me - back of the courthouse , all the alderman stand by and have taken turns watching the millions they've offered to an oblivious public.And I've watched them for three years - three years and 75 some odd published documents titled Coverdell Vs. Empire blocked by a partnership of politician and press.
Two Supreme Court Judges one for the city and one for Coverdell draining thousands of taxpayer dollars for every hour the team spends defending ownership of the Branson Landing - hidden from news report but at the cost of Branson residents. Mr. John Holstein one the most prestigious, glorious legal minds to ever set foot in the state of Missouri and to the right an equally larger than life Chip Roberston - Major League Litigation powerhouses.
All I really wanted was a photograph
Both men have stood at the highest position in the state - they have proved to be legal master in two things - Death & Taxes. Against each other Holstein VS. Robertson the uncertain awaits an epic battle of multi-billion dollar proportion. If I have erred, fallen short of journalistic integrity it'd be not how ridiculously irresponsible our Mayor is , but rather simplicity in figuring out the endgame in the largest land struggle in the nation with an estimate outcome of $10 billion to the City of Branson's youth. In the sideshow, $5 million downtown, $100 million on the strip, $28 million in the Presley Sports Complex and whatever strange notions a politician might give when they have no chance for re-election and redoubtably a future in politics.
The initial price was $25,000 x 2 . but partlayed to nearly $4,000,000 in taxpayer cost , but we can only estimate because our Mayor and Board of Alderman believe they can be asked what legal contracts exist in an open meeting and not produce. An oral Sunshine Request live at City Hall published by the City of Branson for good keeping - perhaps as a middle finger to tax payers. KY3 adds a special notice at the bottom "We are committed to open and honest government".
The only reason I could get arrested for taking a picture is because KY3's Gene Hartley has decided that he doesn't want to honor my credentials. In three years Hartley hasn't sent one reporter in Branson with could cost a large percentage of Branson's annual revenue.
Taney County doesn't like Mark Orr. Larry Luna, an associate judge, managed a prominent lawfirm in Forsyth the Taney County seat but worked his way into Christian County. As a member of the Taney County Press I am slighted. Behind closed doors Hartley argues that the Internet isn't a forum for news - meanwhile - back at Presley TV/KY3 Headquarters, Hartley, who I've never seen at the courthouse gets to determine what censorship Branson residents should tolerate.
I've seen the Branson Daily News, The Taney County Times and occasionally local radio, but never KY3 - oh - unless some kids get molested at a Christian Camp.
I understand why Judge Mark Orr doesn't like Taney County, because Taney County doesn't like him. Still, I have a First Amendment Right to cover the courts. In fact, better we don't like each other.. Good for all. Be afraid not to love justice or mercy - and know the dam will break.
Tides change and the Missouri Press Core which honors the digital master - the online media king - and the same man who tell the Circuit Judge that digital media doesn't matter. Hartley, Presley and Orr did one thing correctly - they helped ensure there wasn't a report - no picture.
As I walked out the door I warned Presley - I will file a complaint to the FCC and there are many more coming. And at 3:00 AM on the 2014 day your license comes up for renewal - the dam will be broken for sure.
I really wish I had that picture but I think the public is beginning to get the idea.
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Springfield News Leader
Branson entertainer Joey Riley has died.
The death was announced Friday in a statement on the Facebook page of The Joey Riley Show.
“It is with the deepest sadness that I inform all of Joey’s fans, supporters and friends that Joey passed away last night,” the statement says. “He went to Heaven peacefully in his sleep, surrounded by those who loved him.”
“He will be missed by many, but we know he is in a better place, reunited with his mother and father and those who have gone before him. The Riley family can’t thank everyone enough for all the love, support and kindness you have showed us during this trying time,” the statement said.
Earlier this year, Riley was diagnosed with stage IV colon cancer.
Riley was a steel guitarist, fiddle player and comedic sidekick who had worked at the Clay Cooper Theatre, the Mickey Gilley Theatre and Music City Centre in Branson. He has had his own show for several years and had performed in Mickey Gilley’s show and in “Clay Cooper’s Country Music Express” as well.
In April, the Clay Cooper Theatre held a benefit for Riley, who was 43 at the time.
According to a press release from the Clay Cooper Theatre, Riley did not have health insurance, so proceeds from the show went to help Riley and his wife, Kelli, with his medical expenses.
The April press release said Riley’s tumor could not be removed surgically, so he was undergoing chemotherapy and radiation treatments.
It also said Riley had planned to return to Clay Cooper’s show and open his show in the fall.
Friends, family and fans were able to say goodbye to a longtime Branson entertainer Monday morning.
Hundreds turned out for 43-year old Joey Riley's memorial in Branson.
The entertainer has performed with some of the biggest names in Branson for nearly 25 years.
He died last week from stage four colon cancer.
He was diagnosed just four months ago.
The memorial was all about remembering Riley as the funny man he was.
“Joey would be happy about how many people were here today, but the first thing he would say is that he hopes they didn’t get in for free,” joked Branson entertainer and friend to Riley, Clay Cooper.
“This is the hardest thing I’ve ever had to do. I loved Joey as much as anyone and thought of him like my own son,” said Branson entertainer Mickey Gilley.
Riley will be buried in his hometown of Wylie, Texas. The family will hold another memorial for him there on July 29.
During his fight with cancer, Riley accrued hundreds of thousands of dollars in medical bills that his family can’t pay. The entertainer didn’t have insurance. Despite multiple fundraising efforts family members say they are still raising money for those bills.
If you would like to donate, family members say you can drop off cash or checks to the Clay Cooper Theater in Branson or mail donations to the First Baptist Church at 200 N. Ballard Ave. Wylie, TX 75098. Donations and flowers will be accepted by the family.
Branson entertainer Joey Riley dies
Comedian loses battle with cancer
Posted: Friday, July 19, 2013 7:52 am | Updated: 2:27 pm, Tue Jul 23, 2013. Branson Daily News
Branson entertainer Joey Riley, who was diagnosed with cancer this spring, died last night, according to his Facebook page.
“It is with the deepest sadness that I inform all of Joey’s fans, supporters and friends that Joey passed away last night,” a post on Joey’s page stated. “He went to Heaven peacefully in his sleep, surrounded by those who loved him. He will be missed by many, but we know he is in a better place, reunited with his mother and father and those who have gone before him. The Riley family can't thank everyone enough for all the love, support and kindness you have showed us during this trying time. Details about services will be shared as soon as arrangements are made.”
Riley, 43, was diagnosed with stage 4 colon cancer in late March
----------------------------Memorial Services Announced for Joey Riley
By: Harold Smith
Posted: Saturday, July 20, 2013 (KRZK)
No word yet on funeral arrangements for Joey Riley.
Update:Memorial service for Joey Riley will be Monday, July 22, at 11:00 a.m. at The Clay Cooper Theatre.
** Original Story 7/19 **
Joey Riley has lost his battle with colon cancer.
A post on the Joey Riley Show’s Facebook page indicated that Riley had died Thursday night.
The veteran Branson entertainer’s health issues began in late March, according to his longtime friend and fellow entertainer Clay Cooper…
That was April 1st. Riley had no health insurance, so Cooper and others organized a benefit show later in April. Riley performed at that show. That was the last time he appeared on stage.
During his Branson career, Riley had appeared in his own show, along with appearances with Mickey Gilley, Clay Cooper and others.
It's no wonder the public has soured to media companies when wicked alliances are forged in disregard to democracy. While these types of arrangements are standard in fascist nations - under Raeanne Presley's Branson a minor dictatorship is solidified with the assistance of integrity free media outlets, Iranian style. Remember, Presley wasn't elected in a normal fashion and couldn't have won an election fairly - unfortunately scruples aren't her strong point. Former Branson Mayor Lou Schaefer was having economic trouble and unlike Presley failed to feast like a pig on public tax troughs. Scheafer got behind on his taxes. An inside Presley loyalist at Branson City Hall had Schaefer removed from the ballot leaving Presley alone - old school USSR style. There wasn't a choice on the ballot. This is how her reign of terror on the Branson economy began.
Because Presley is so used to getting away with dishonesty this investigative research is being produced to demonstrate the basic blueprint for corruption and the marriage of Politician and the Press - not even a bribe - a straight partnership. It's been suggested that a phone call was made to Presley denying the allegation of collaboration with KY3. It is my intention to prove beyond any doubt that such a statement is an outright lie. Interestingly, there is a documentary about Prelsley called "We always Lie to Strangers". While Presley may serve the father of lies, this is not indicative of the community and brings such shame that the movie hasn't even played in Branson.
Having personally been illegally detained by Edict of Presley on numerous occasions (persistent violations of 1st and 4th Amendment rights) I pretty much have two choices. I can continue to let my family and community suffer or I can risk death and speak truth to action. I'm choosing the latter as financial mishandling threaten the future of Branson in a very real way.
Branson Visitor TV is co-owned by Presley but interestingly enough the mailing address is in Springfield MO at Schurz Communications Headquarters. The FCC filings indicate the address of Branson Visitor TV as P.O. Box 3500 Springfield, MO 65807. As you can see on the Schurz Communications website aka KY3 and Branson Visitor TV are based at the same location
Branson residents might remember the CW and note these programs are not available anymore. Instead, under the guise of tourist information; a storyline advertising Prelsley Theater as Branson's first entertainment venue (another ridiculous lie) can be seen. While the research has not been conducted the many hours of Presley Theater documentaries and advertisements are probably due to an operation where programming is literally paid for by state tax dollars through operatives in Jefferson City (a retraction will be made in the rare event that this isn't another money laundering operation so common under the Presley ethic) . This has not yet been substantiated but is being suggested based on the assumption that Raeanne Presley lacks any shred of moral fiber altogether. Back to the fornication of politician and press: (MISSOURI FILM COMMISSION)
While a marriage of politician and press may benefit the politician and help generate massive revenue for the media company its the public that gets screwed. For a broader view and the history of Schurz, KY3, KSPR and Branson Visitor TC you can review the Wikipedia page for K15CZ
Branson Visitor TV actually is actually K17DL. The call letters are indicative of the license from the Federal Communications Commission which manages broadcast permits. If you notice, political office, KY3, Schurz and Prelsley's Branson Visitor TV are used interchangeably. The license was established in 2009 by incumbant Presley with the assistance of then sitting State Senator Jack Goodman. Here's more:
|Micheal Maples FB|
Courtesy KSPR (Story Credit Mary Maloney) - with mad props for beating all other news outlets to the story
La Iguana is a California-style Mexican restaurant off the Highway 76 strip. Tuesday afternoon, witnesses said, federal agents raided it and an apartment complex about two miles away. A day after the raid, La Iguana in Branson and another one in Branson West had county signs in the window announcing its abrupt closure.
BRANSON, Mo. -- A popular Branson restaurant is closed after federal agents found nine pounds worth of methamphetamine.
"This establishment is closed until further notice by the Taney County Health Department," read Tom Cisneros. His company, Ozark Window Tinting, worked on the restaurant's building. Cisneros is also a loyal customer."This is actually a great place to eat. I'm from California, so I know all the good Mexican food and this is authentic California tacos and food and it is the best," said Cisneros. "Whatever reason they had for closing, I hope they open up soon!"Another man, Dennis Johnson, agreed with Cisneros.
"They are all good people," he said of the owners. "I'm an ex-chef and my wife and I just love this place. It's inexpensive; the food is always authentic Southern Californian."According to a public affairs officer with the Homeland Security Investigations department of the U.S. Immigration and Customs Enforcement, special agents with ICE's Homeland Security Investigations, DEA and officers with the Missouri Department of Revenue, Branson Police Department and the Taney County Sheriff's Office all took part in a "law enforcement operation."Witnesses said about 10 federal agents raided La Iguana around 2:00 p.m. Tuesday. Most of the agents drove in unmarked black vehicles and some of them had DEA across their chests. Witnesses said they watched as a Branson police car blocked off an area of the parking lot to interested people passing by the busy street.
|Courtesy Matt Fisher FB|
Neighbors said La Iguana is more than just a place to get something to eat. Owners also run a check cashing business, money transfer operation, and sell international phone cards."I send money back to my sister all the time in Mexico," one man said as he attempted to open the door.Signs posted in English and Spanish also advertise the services.Federal agents said the restaurant and a unit at The Vineyards Apartment Complex were part of the raid. An investigator said about nine pounds or four kilos of methamphetamine were found. Police believe the drugs originated from Mexico.An agent said two people were arrested. Witnesses nearby report a familiar person being taken out of the restaurant in handcuffs. They said the man was born and raised in Mexico and is not a U.S. citizen.No one has been charged in the raid.
|Tim Haynes FB|
| Graphic Credit Matt Fisher|
-----------------------Branson Locals Chime In-------------"La Iguana...where you can eat all the Mexican food you want and still lose weight!" - Patty Equality Tweedle
"Speeeeedy Taco!" - "9lbs that's it? Their burritos seemed bigger" -
"Authentico from Methico" - "Our tacos will blow your mind" -
Press Release - Branson, MO. – Barry B Williams Enterprises, Inc. announced today that Barry Williams, aka the real Greg Brady visited St. Louis Children’s Hospital over the weekend.
Last year, five year old, Make-A-Wish Missouri child, Violet, visited Branson for an Ozark Mountain Christmas to make her wish come true. Her wish, to visit Branson and meet “Greg Brady.” “I would love to meet the real Greg, the one with the curly hair,” said Violet.
Violet originally underwent emergency surgery to remove a life-threating brain tumor located at the base of her cerebellum. Although her recovery has been remarkable, she was back in the hospital for additional brain surgery on Wednesday. While recuperating at St. Louis Children’s Hospital, Barry Williams went to visit her.
“Violet holds a special place in my heart and if I can help any child with a speedy recovery, then the trip was well worth it. It’s all about bringing hope, strength and joy into the lives of children,” said Barry Williams.
St. Louis Children's Hospital has provided specialized care for children for more than 125 years. The hospital is affiliated with Washington University School of Medicine, ranked the number four medical school in the country by US News & World Report. In 2012, St. Louis Children’s Hospital again made the elite US News & World Report Honor Roll of the nation’s Best Pediatric Hospitals, in additional to receiving Magnet re-designation from the American Nurses Credentialing Center, the nation’s highest honor for nursing excellence. In 2009, Parents magazine ranked St. Louis Children's Hospital number five in the nation. St. Louis Children's Hospital is a member of BJC HealthCare. For more information visitstlouischildrens.org; or visit us @STLChildrens on Facebook and Twitter.
Spending six days with Tex was a traumatic experience. I'm hoping by the time I finish perfecting this piece it will be sorted out in my own mind. The truth is the larger story will likely fade quietly into the night,away from the public eye, but the realities of my personal experience will haunt me. Due to the legality of HIPAA
the case will probably be sealed and its memory will fade except for those actively involved in the case and its legacy limited to those able to harness this unique case for change - be it good or bad. For a minute everyone wanted a piece of Tex - for love, profit or whatever the heart of men's unspoken desire.
My participation in the story started with several phone calls from community leaders, men I respect. Some knew Tex in passing and were in shock when they saw Tex taken down by four police officers at a busy intersection in Branson. Some screamed brutality others promoted the perfection and flawlessness of the Branson PD (as if police officers are a subset of humans perfected by the badge) . To be intellectually honest both groups are wrong. The Branson Police Department has been overzealous at times and the true mark of police brutality is far from what we've seen. Perhaps, one day, when we're fortunate enough to have honest leaders, the policies of the police force will change. As of now, we can't truly expect basic integrity from our chief of Police, less so our Mayor whom is financially intertwined with our working press.
Branson is a mild, kind and peaceful place. Brutality, or any use of force is not a common occurrence. It's rare and not something people often see. Less of a reality is the internal workings of our justice system, even less so our mental health system that will one day seem archaic. Unlike the justice system, the medical system has no oversight and people are often treated as subhuman - unworthy of common dignity. Both use of force guidelines and medical treatment of the mentally sick require ethics we would be appalled at if they were applied to dogs. Future generations will look at our current policies in shock of our ignorance.
If I've learned anything it's this: to be treated like a dog is a privileged state - an honor few humans will ever have. Interestingly, I happen to own the cutest dog in the world. She's well behaved and everywhere we walk people want to love on her, pet her, feed her, take her home. To find someone with such compassion for a human is rare and to meet someone willing to love the unloved in such a way inspired me to dedicate time, energy and resources - which I extended beyond my capacity.
As I said before, the medical industry isn't the most compassionate - it should be, but its history tells another story. The Nazis relied heavily on doctors to torture and execute a wide variety of group - gays, gypsies and of course Jews. Science, the religion of the masses, was used to dehumanize groups of people enabling torture and genocide. After all, it's was evidenced in the archives of science that these aren't "real
people" Even the Catholic Church was complicit, they stepped in to stop the Nazis when they took the whole experiment and slaughter thing too far; they had a moral issue with WWII Germans executing the crippled. A unique moral fabric is spun by every generation.
Someone cared about Tex which is why he isn't in a hospital at the moment, or in prison. I suppose Tex is lucky , luckier than most because very few people care about their fellow man - much less a homeless man.
My tenure with Tex began with a phone call and ended with the potential compromise of another person's safety. Not knowing if another was hurt eats me up inside. My job is to spread truth - even if unpopular - to afflict the comforted and comfort the afflicted. Journalism is an amazing and horrifying field. But it can change and save lives. Moreso, it can change the world by helping people reach greater understanding - it can be a catalyst for change. The goal of journalism is to give us the information we need to be free and self governed. As I've discussed in earlier posts, our Mayor's participation in media, particularly her partnership with KY3 undermines this goal.
Tex has two female handlers. The first is one of the sweetest people I've ever met. She took me to meet Tex at an apartment paid for by her employer Pat Joyce, an eccentric multi-millionaire with firsthand accounts of police corruption - two police officers perjured themselves in court and when fraudulent testimimony was
|Rudy Giuliani's Signature on Tex's Drawing|
discovered by the prosecutor a deal was struck - one to limit the liability of the office instead of seeing justice was served.. He also has vast firsthand accounts regarding the treatment of the homeless in Branson.
The first handler has an autistic daughter and was appalled by the chance her own child would be treated in the way Tex was. The thought horrified her into action. She sought to understand and enable Tex. Unfortunately, the realities of Tex's existence may be greater than her best intentions.
After meeting Tex I was brought to his home. I don't consider Tex homeless because his quarters were actually pretty spectacular. He's lived in a shack which provides shelter from the elements with some unique decorations. He drew a picture of the World Trade Towers, it's actually signed by Rudy Guilliani. There is a functioning garden. One sign that stood out reminded him not to go to Country Mart. The fact he painted a large sign reminding him of his responsibility not to enter the store should inspire some compassion. I mean, he's trying - he wants to do good - but may lack the capacity. In fact, I think anybody who meets Tex would question his capacity to survive - perhaps that is a miracle on its own.
Compassion for Tex is counterbalanced by his defiant personality. He has a knack for ticking people off and if you want to see this side - ask him to to something - anything. Asking Tex to compromise proved an impossible task.
Besides logistical support I had no intention of being one of Tex's handlers. This was a huge task and even as a very qualified person - it takes a team - alone I was in over my head, something I can humbly admit in retrospect. If the second handler had acted with greater integrity this would have never been an issue. Unfortunately, like Tex, you can't control other people's action - or commitment to their promises.
|Bullet Found in front of Tex's Room|
I received a phone call from Tex's handler stating a bullet was found outside his hotel door. I immediately left my office and headed to the hotel. At this point I was looking into the brutality accusations. The first accusation against the Branson Police Department was that a video was deleted. An attorney no longer trying to work on the case happened to stop by my office.
I was only supposed to spend three days with Tex before backup came. To the handler that was supposed to take on the responsibility, there was only triviality. Having never spent prolonged time with Tex she couldn't known the toll it would take and was taking on me. I'm still recovering and in awe of what might have happened. .
Many people were outraged - they'd seen Tex - a homeless guy who chills with two dogs and an occasional cat outside an off-strip McDonalds.
One example is a press release issued by Ted Martin of the Branson Fire Department. An arsonist was reported to have started 5 fires - this is what was printed in the press release by the city of Branson. Tex spoke of 9 fires and sexual excitement derived from such activities. To date, Ted Martin believes there are 7 but there have been so many lately - Tex could be right. Tex said if the man isn't caught he'll become a full-blown serial killer. What this man may have done chills me.
The story you are reading would not be published in this manner except for the necessity required to protect the innocent. Due to an extremely arrogant and irresponsible individual I was unable to protect Tex and protect the community.
After 3 days of watching Tex I was supposed to have relief; relief never came and the handler decided it was perfectly appropriate that I spend another three days (6 straight) ensuring the presence of a man who is clearly mad. I lived with him in a small space with no outside communication (except for a cell phone) A young girl aged 17, according to Tex, was brought into a condo where Tex was being taken care of. Tex had two handlers, both female and both emotionally connected to Tex. One, which I will call "Sour Candy" , to conceal the irresponsible entered into the scene 6 days after Tex was in my care. After spending some time with Tex I realized this is an individual that needs monitoring. At first it was for Tex's protection, after it was for everyone's protection. "Sour Candy" exhibited a deep disregard for the situation, ignored security protocols and potentially allowed a young woman to be harmed. Personally, I don't know what happened to the young girl Tex brought into the condo. I was told his two handlers would be watching over Tex; they didn't, and it only took two hours for Tex to bring a guest into the condo - a young girl who to this day I haven't met.
"Sour Candy" was supposed to be my relief. A bullet was found in front of Tex's hotel room. I received a phone call and immediately left my office in a frenzy to make sure nothing happened to the "homeless autistic" man who put the community in an uproar. I stayed with Tex for three grueling days. The first day was brutal. At the top of his lungs he would scream commands in rants lasting at times for 30 minutes. He would repeat the same command in such a painful way I was obliged to comply. It was ruthless but ceded as time past.
My interpretation of Tex was that of a man reverting to an animal state. Over three days I was able to calm him considerably by bringing food into his condo every few hours. I spent two-hundred out of pocket in addition to other's contribution.. He ate incessantly while watching his favorite television - crime mysteries, serial killer documentaries and demonic pho-documentaries.
When "Sour Candy" re-entered the scene, several days after I started tending him, she was shocked at Tex's transformation - calmer - softer - and yet chose to disregard methods which were bringing Tex into a more peaceful state. "I told Tex I would bring him to the store and I am". "Sour Candy" manages 400 employees in a field where arbitrage and manipulation reap profit. It's a tough job and one that requires disregarding objection. In this case the objections were for safety and the blatant disregard created a dangerous situation - one so dangerous I could no longer help - one where innocents might have been harmed. The thought of this still haunts me.
Her attitude was accusatory and defiant - not in the harshness of Tex but in a soft firm, "I'll do what I want" - and she did - disregarding my safety and the safety of the community. There is a difference between loving someone and wanting to be loved. "Sour Candy" wanted love from the animal and showed a tremendous disrespect for her fellow man. She marched Tex to the grocery store and assured him that I had no say in anything regarding his future. When I came back I met the animal I'd met days before - angry - defiant - insulting - brutal and violent in speech. Her venture and promotion of Tex's defiance killed the very opportunity that Tex may have had of changing the scenario he's currently in. She got her way - hurt me - hurt Tex and may have hurt a young girl. I suppose it's her raunchiness that makes her good at her job. Unfortunately, she wasn't willing to take responsibility for her actions and immediately left with her beer-bellied boyfriend , a subordinate, who participated in the arrogant taunts. It was my hope that enough food would be left to provide security for Tex but the suggestion was met with self-centered response. "Why do you get to choose ?" The answer - cause neither you or your boyfriend have the juevos to stick around and do my job. The inconvienance meant nothing to her - three extra days babysitting Tex and missing 4th of July with my family.
As I was trying to talk her out of showcasing Tex at the grocery store and undermining my job of watching Tex I mentioned Tex's threat to officer. What you read in the paper isn't the true story. The truth is so dark it was censored. Tex vividly described raping officer Williams daughter and wife, dismembering and cutting them up and feeding them to his dogs. It takes a skilled and perverted mind to even coujour such imagery - in fact Officer Williams almost crashed the police car as he was listening to an extended version of how his family would be tortured. "Sour Candy" responded to this intel in a baby voice, "ahh but he thought they were going to hurt his dogs". The image of her quivering lip and disregard for human life ills me. Anyone who would put human life lower than a simple animal doesn't know God. To a Christian - a thousand dogs for a human. Only a practicing witch with deep disregard for the almighty could conceive of sacrificing a human life for an animal.
Of all Tex's names , of the many he is called, his favorite is "Worthless Bastard". And Tex is a "Worthless Bastard" with the exception of two redeeming qualities.
Tex's first redeeming quality is an idea - one he probably didn't birth himself, but a good idea nevertheless. Each family of a fallen American soldier deserves to be honored with a place of solace. A bench in the city honoring each fallen soldier is of good report according to Tex. Because Tex has taken beatings from police across the country; he's learned respect for the US Military. They are the most compassionate police officers in America and can perform a takedown in a humanitarian fashion - a skill I hope the Branson Police Department learns.
Second, Tex holds interesting ideas which flow like the poetics of Hunter S. Thompson novel.
There is a long standing tradition in these parts called Shepherd of the Hills. The concept has deep spiritual and political meaning and has inspired some of the greatest men in US History. Republican legend Ronald Reagan is one of many inspired by the legend. While the story needs modernization, the legend goes something like this:
A man from the city comes to the hills, he combines hillbilly wisdom with urban sophistication and literary style. He takes down a gang of lawmen turned evil, converts the wicked only to find it's his own sin that is covered. Everyone lives happily every after and he maneuvers between urban and rural life. He uses words at the expense of wayward polticians. He writers the histories.
All the prophets cry for justice. The most political prophet is Isiah. Some 2700 hundred years ago he delivered a sermon instructing leaders on the way of the most holy: preaching passivise philosophy to military and political leaders:
"Learn Justice and devote yourself to her ways, protect and instruct the orphan; serve the widow. This is the true religion of the almighty. In the courtroom give equal weight to the cause of the poor" (NBV)
Considering the geopolitical structures of the time his advice is quite progressive, applicable to the modern age. Even the great atheist American forefather Thomas Paine succomed to his wisdom of Isaiah - justice.
If it wasn't for Pay Joyce's love of justice, a killer's cultivation could have continued. Joyce discovered a collaborative plot with public employees to thwart the cause of justice - flawed so greatly the Taney County Courts could have easily become the laughing stock of the legal community. Thanks to Joyce's courage the justice system and very integrity of our local government. There are times in Hillbilly history where justice was blinded raping every man in the community of dignity.
There are families in the community with a secret history. When they find corruption, they call in a Sheppard (there are many) . In Branson, to use Isiahic terminology, our mayor is the "filthiest rag". When corruption started becoming public, ancestors of Taney County Founders started blowing up my phone. For purposes of respect - the founders family names: Berry, Chandler, Gaylor, Maddox, Oliver, Patterson, Thompson, Branson, Cox, Hicks, McIntyre, Parnell, Price, Winch, Brudette, Fulbright, Kenney, Melton, Parrish, Sullenger, Welchel. It was a great honor to be called on to help - to participate in this great tradition.
Unless you're giving something or a female with some seriously twisted history Tex is the most annoying man in the world. He respects his fellow man none at all. I have never met a man who cared less for his fellow brothers and history. He hates mankind and prefers the company and essentially a marriage with his dog Bonnie.
In Tex's world view humans are below animals. He would kill for his dog and let his fellow man suffer. I have never met such a wicked man.
My introduction to Tex was the direct result of a calling by community leaders - otherwise I'd probably have ignored Tex. Street lurkers are a dime a dozen in Los Angeles but the lack of poverty in Branson led locals to intrigue with Tex. By default, I have none. Because so many humans love dogs more than their fellow man I know he'll always be fed - he has dogs. His dogs are his god.
Tex was taken down by Branson PD at a very public intersection. He refused to be arrested while at work. His work is sitting in front of McDonalds and allowing people to feel sorry for him. His wage is $20-$40 a day. The community needs someone like Tex - they need someone to love. We are starved of people who live in poverty - luckily our local politicians are changing this shortage. Seeing a homeless man (and he isn't) gives people the opportunity to love the unloved.
Tex is a virus carrying messages of hate. He listens to people; since Tex isn't bound by a schedule he doesn't value time. He listens and plots. Many people love him, few understand him. Tex's original charge which resulted in his arrest was simple trespassing. After listening to employees of a supermarket complain Tex decided to wage a protest.
Talking to Tex is a horrific experience. On the first day he would ramble at a rapid pace. Any interjection would result in a major ass chewing. One learns to listen - listen for hours. The torture of having to listen to Tex is counterbalanced by the fact any interjection could result in a violent verbal out pour. He'd scream if interrupted.
Branson PD Not Guilty of Brutality (In this instance)
It's my opinion, Officer William Reynolds made three errors during his arrest of Tex.
1. He jumped the gun by 30 seconds to see if he could take Tex (Bad Idea). Backup was in eyesight about 200 yards away when Tex was punched to stun. Officer Reynolds training at the Christian County Jail ; a facility with particularly tough protocols for handling humans. As a result of my report and potential damage to his reputation I contacted Hollister City Administrator Rick Zigenfuss and asked if we could find him a job. I also recommended he contact Missouri Adjucant General Danner for training on United States Army Police Action training which is much more humane than civilian protocols. It is my assumption that Reynold's Alpha personality may be beneficial to the State of Missouri or United States Government. For Branson, forced deportation to a prisoner holding facility should be minimum.
2. Reynolds put the heat on during transit of a prisoner causing undue pain and suffering further exciting the suspect. Reynolds was also forced to drive alone. Branson Police Department procedures should force prisoner transport accompaniment. No officer should have to make the trip alone; particularly the arresting officer proceeding a physical conflict. Tex applied undo stress with a violently graphic description of execution technique.
3. Maximum force was used by police guidelines not minimum needed. We need a human rights metric and should acknowledge an unaggressive posture as surrender not resistance. If a man is in submissive protest: Watch in awe . Grab a hamburger, relax. A wrong move at this moment of an arrest could be the difference between a million dollar lawsuit and a peaceful capture. If you're busy and sick of waiting - grab a boom box and make him listen to Justin Bieber on repeat. He'll surrender - quick. Lastly, holding a prisoner is costly to taxpayers and actually ends up increasing crime in the long run.
Other than those three things I believe Reynolds is not guilty of "brutality" by any stretch of the imagination and should be held blameless; however, through the course of investigation it has come to my attention that some police officers have submitted false testimony at the courthouse, treated people with undue lack of respect and have acted in a way to generate a high volume of complaints.
Those complaints are being purchased for nearly $1k and will be made available to a committee in Branson. The goal of the committee is to protect the integrity of the police force, review complaints, acquire input from a diverse group of Branson Citizens and increase resource provision for the best police force (small army) in America. It is not to punish but rather to make better.
Branson Police Chief Mischief
Normal IL Police Chief raised Branson Police Department unit cohesion, implemented personell policies which decreased stress on the force; improved community relations and helped citizens organize voluntarily to reduce Meth Production. His strategy was effective however, his integrity has come into question. A police chief must be above refute and press releases organized in conjunction with media outlets and unqualified individuals damaged the City of Branson's reputation at a critical time. Most citizens don't understand the difference between a "formal complaint" and a "pissed off phone intercourse" with the Chief of Police. A nationwide press release was issued with the assistance of former co-worker "the Branson Public Relations Director"
Presley's and the FCC
A formal complaint was filed against Branson Visitor TV a partnership with Schurz (parent company of KY3 and KSPR) for impeding diversity in broadcasting. During the Coverdell VS Empire District Electric court proceedings Presley assisted Gene Hartley in blocking access to Missouri's 38th Circuit Court. Hartley, an interactive media manager for Shurz, denied courtroom camera access on the basis that Internet based news organizations do not qualify for camera access. Presley and the board of alderman appear at hearings and revel in their censorship capabilities. These expensive legal maneuvers are driving the city bankrupt.
FCC Submission Confirmation: 2000AAcknowledgement of Submission from Darin Codon on 07/11/2013, reference number 13-C00510535.Thank you for your information. The FCC will contact you if additional information is required. Please keep this information for future reference.Editor's Personal HistoryAt 8 years old my school teacher slapped me out of my chair. I barely remember the incident but started exhibiting all types of strange behavior - hurt people, hurt people. My school teacher at Maple Hill Elementary School was a Jehovah's Witness and didn't want to hang a flag in the classroom. I left my seat, marched to the principles office, requested the school charter and identified the ordinance requiring the teacher to hang a flag. My father, a prominent attorney, told the teacher he knew I could be a pain and didn't sue the school district. Later when my mom wasn't looking he said, "Good job son, you have a very special mission in life from your heavenly father, don't worry about what authority says to you, listen to God". I don't really remember being hit but I do remember the blessing he gave me.
The photo above is of Tex, a homeless man citizens have reported was a victim of police brutality.
After a bullet was found in front of Tex's hotel room I personally ensured his safe passage to a condo in Branson. Since there wasn't anyone in Branson man enough (or foolish enough) to tend the mentally disabled drifter I offered assistance. The police were called to the hotel in order to take the undischarged bullet into evidence - it's not clear if the bullet is police issue.
After reviewing a videotape of the police abuse incident (and currently I'm the only member of the press that has) , a post was made to de-escalate the incident to the term "excessive use of force". This type of story is rare for the Branson Media as many outlets refuse
to explore citizen complaints surrounding police corruption.
Multiple cases have been reported to Branson and hid from the press (who rarely follow standard journalistic procedures anyway) .
Carroll McCollough, Branson's former police chief was removed from office due to overzealous officers. after the City of Branson paid out $30,000 to a victim of police brutality. Mr. Crutcher, the current police chief was hired in his place.
Branson didn't go through the proper channels to make the hire but instead used the incestuous process of hiring the Branson Public Relation Officer's best friend. Both the Police Chief and current Public Relations director are from Normal, IL.
Many people have complained about the overuse of force to the police department; however, KY3 assisted Branson in an official press release which stated, "NO COMPLAINTS HAVE BEEN FILED WITH THE POLICE DEPARTMENT (an obvious lie). It is believed that the press release was issued to terrorize members of the public that have chosen to stand up against the "culture of corruption" fostered by our current moral free mayor - and KY3 business partner.
While I've been reporting the facts on the case, KY3 and KSPR have worked vigorously to dominate the storyline - they remain unsuccessful.
Since KY3 and KSPR generally don't cover Branson but rather re-print press releases from their business partner Raeanne Presley, it's very hard for this powerhouse media outlet to get a footing on the story. With every release KY3 helps partner Presley commit fraud publishing the statement, "Presley is dedicated to open honest government" (anyone have a barf bag ).
Tex has asked that donations for a fund be made to Hawthorne Bank for a program to comfort the families of Americans who have lost loved ones in combat. For one reporter (this guy) Presley issued a dictate suspending constitutional privilege. This has helped Presley successfully scare reporters who choose to do the right thing and assist the public in acquiring truth about Branson's top official.
Tex believes that the family of every soldier in America that has a son or daughter who died for their country deserves to have a bench with carvings of their family member engraved to memorialize their sacrifice. He has asked that the benches be placed publicly in the city where the family of the fallen soldier died. Perhaps, Shurz hates America (not yet verified). Tex's program is called, "Stoops for Troops". It is not clear whether KY3 has been successful in stopping Tex from honoring America's fallen.
In an attempt to lump Branson Area Media into the same category as Shurz (the parent company of KY3 and KSPR), and to endanger the lives of competitive reporters, KY3 turned police informant.
Branson's Police Chief generated a press release where it is implied Branson Media Companies deserve stitches. (It is well known in the outlaw community that "snitches get stitches")
. The press release is published below:
By Command of Presley: Printed in Every Newspaper Pressed to Every Household by Kent Crutcher:
Branson's campaign to slander the Mentally Disabled man is unprecedented. Many citizens throughout Branson do not share Presley's disregard for the helpless (Presley has spent hundreds of thousands imprisoning citizens and 0 to help the homeless).
Presley is a co-owner of a theater in Branson that caters to a gay audience. The theater features singers wearing Liberachesque outfits playing show tunes on pianos.
While the Presley theater is an insignificant contributor to Branson's economy, money laundering operations have helped boost the family enterprise.
Covertly, Presley worked to stop the Branson Landing project but was unsuccessful. Realizing Presley was a crook, misinformation was consistently passed to her - thwarting Presley's efforts to bring the multi-million dollar project onto her own land. Branson's former mayor, unwilling to take bribes, was unable to pay taxes on his house. At the last minute Branson's former mayor was taken off the ballot for having unpaid tax debt leaving Presley the only citizen on the ballot.Presley's Anti-Economic Health and Money Laundering Initiatives
The Branson Landing was generating $100,000,000 in sales a year (few Branson residents understand this) but took a 20% fall when Presley came into office. Presley has actively bashed and projected a misinformation campaign to keep the public from understanding that the Branson Landing is now Branson's most visited attraction. Another plan is in effect to spend $100,000,000 to create a better road to her theater. Presley is the first mayor to run a deficit budget and has succesfully drained $13 million set aside by former administrations.
Presley has voiced, the success of the Branson Landing hurts her business and has tried to censor entertainment. Presley's is Branson's 5th Entertainment Venue.
Higher incomes resulting from the Branson Landing have forced the Presley theaters to pay wages above the poverty line - a real economic problem for the Mayor.
After a film was being produced originally titled, "Raeanne Presley is a Big Fat Liar" ; Presley assisted a media company in gaining state funds to produce a movie as long as they promised not to humiliate her and glorify Presley's friends in the Democratic Party.
The film was recently released across the country , except in Branson where people know better, and renamed, "We always lie to strangers
". It's good to know Presley is admitting she's a liar - but this isn't indicative of the Branson Community (some of us have Christian ethics rejecting this strange witchcraft).
Presley was successful in obtaining funds for the film company and perhaps a few million for herself. Branson tax dollars were used to fund trips to Jefferson City for the private business venture. It is unverified as to whether Presley directly used the same program to create content for a station Shurz negotiated with Presley.
Schurz , the parent company of KY3 and KSPR entered a partnership with Presley signing help from a sitting Missouri Senator who is listed on FCC (Federal Communications Commission) document for a license to launch Branson Visitor TV. The relationship has been used to stop diversity in the Branson press. Shurz is a big help in the process. Branson is in the middle of litigation costing the city millions of dollars and quite possibly a $1 billion loss The 38th Circuit Court Media liaison , Schurz employee Gene Hartley, has perpetually denied photographer access to the proceedings of the case entitled "Coverdell VS. Empire District Electric". Court documents show the true landowner tried to settle for $25k. When the press isn't watching or compliant with fraud - politicians can spend whatever they want.
Citizens have secured a home for Tex and began eradicating pests over the weekend. Tex having a legitimate home is apparently a threat to Presley - a known oppressor of the poor and helpless. A few years ago Presley had to change churches when it found her "Christian" sanctuary was a hotbed for money laundering.
While some press outlets like KY3 (a special lubricant to screw the public) are assisting with efforts to slander the homeless man, others may help. Photos of the house being donated to Tex are available free of charge with attribution to any press outlets unaffiliated with Corporate Police Informant KY3.
While it's shameful that the Branson Police Chief was so inept he couldn't figure out that he booked and released Tex under a fake name - media outlets have not yet published the fact that Miranda rights were not read to Tex.
To date, Tex has been far more honest. During my second interview with Tex he admitted to using a fake name. I immediately brought Tex to his attorney where he shared the information. Due to Tex's obvious mental disability it is unclear what his attorneys did with the information.
Perhaps, Presley should have had the movie renamed, "Lying to Everyone is My True Religion").
While Presley is willing to spend thousands to jail a man for the horrible crime of trespassing (he was invited to the property after a previous ticket for trespassing) she doesn't mind forcing Branson's Chief Police officer to commit a verifiable lie to the public on command.
In response to corruption at City Hall and with the Press - Sunshine Requests have been filed to verify Crutcher willingly lied and for a complete list of expenses Presley forced the city to reimburse her for.
Gene Hartley is both the informant and man who has been actively blocked requests for access to the court. Please be careful what you say to KY3 they obviously are short on scruples.
/(The photo posted above is an edict issued by Raeanne Presley suspending Constibutional Rights )
Dear Officer Reynolds
It was a pleasure an honor to meet you earlier this week. After our interaction I feel proud that you're in the community. I know I can count on you to honor my 1st and 4th Ammendment Rights.
Few people understand politics and constitutional law in the way you and I have to. The Bill of Rights is not some far off tool to use for rants or to boost myself. But in a vey real way it provides my income. It's such an important document that I figured it was worth investing in.
Some people believe that a free press means that KY3 and KSPR can publish what they want. While this is true, it is not a special priveledge allocated to King Presley's business partners. It gives every American the right to discuss, debate, attend church and press newspapers, magazines even blogs.
I've been impressed with many moves made by the department and have seen unit cohesion reach an all time high. Unfortunately , if cohesion trumps ethics we don't have a police force - we have a gang. I don't want a gang of thugs running around Branson issuing edicts to people we don't like.
The Bill of Rights was designed for people that we don't like. We don't have to worry about the people we love - we take care of them - feed them etc. Mother Theresa said, true poverty, is not for lack of bread but of love. Constritutional guidlelines force us to protect people we don't love. I cannot express the deep poverty I experience when my constitutional right are violated.
The City of Branson does not like the idea that I have first ammendment rights. I am taunted dehumanized harrassed, molested, disrepected, put-down, humiliated threatened and given edicts.
Your eyes were swelling the other day as you issued an Edict from King Presley regarding my 1st and 4th Ammendment rights. Corrupt leaders didn't like that we were talking. I was really enjoying your company and I think you were enjoying mine. We were talking - the first Ammendment helps us do that. Unfortunately, King Presley's edict , in a very direct right has stripped my rights through an unconstitutional and immorral document with no legal authority whatsoever. i have been detained no less that 25 times by the City of Branson since 2008 by command of the King. She doesn't like the fact I've challenged her on moral ethical and legal issues. I've had enough. I am taking my 1st and 4th Ammendment rights back due to the extreme lack of integrity of King Presley and the Branson Chief of Police.
They are perpetually trying to block Sunshine Law Requests through tecnicality. If I was a more suspeicious person I'd say the paper shredder is on high. Sad, huh ? They've been doing this for some time. Putting me under arrest falsely and searching me without probable cause has been the tool of choice. Funny thing though - I can't seem to remember the name of any of the officers that have participated. I'm dumb like that. I have the same problem remembering people who smoke pot. are gay or of a minorty not in light of preferential treatment under King Presley law. I can no longer abide.
The real trajedy here is that my ability to help people is impeded but not in the way you might think. The greatest achievement in my life was saving an 11 year old girl from possible rape and or death. She was incredibly beautiful and overdeveloped for her age. Her single mom didn't have an eye on her and she found hersefl in a drug den in Crackaway Beach. The Taney County Sherriff Department couldn't find her for three days. Because I'm not a narc and carry a press pass I was able to enter a meth-lab and reason with a drug dealer. I asked, "Bring the girl back or the cops will be here shortly. I was able to find her unharmed before her life and if she lived her inner being forever altered in a darkness you and I cannot imagine.
When a police officer follows me around city hall I'm put in danger. It intimidates regular citizens and makes criminals think I'm a cop. All over town drug dealers have made this assumption. Outside of these grangiose statements about the Bill of Right and Civil Liberties , I'm constantly in a position of threat. Members of the police force don't like me (not sure who ) and drug dealers think I'm on your payroll. If I comply with the Kings Edict anymore people could literally die.
We live in a great country and people don't realize how and why. Our true blessing - what makes us the greatest country in the world is our creativity. King Presley, the town (CENSORED BY DICTATE OF PRESLEY), stiffles my creativity everyday. I am bound by the complicity of the press, and a money laundering operation that is literally killing our economy. Meanwhile the media , some local churches, charity organizations, tax district managers and public relation officers have determined it's ok to turn the other eye - I cannot turn the other cheek.
The incident that occured with Tex the other day is not wholly your fault. It is indicitive of a culture of curruption reaching democrats reaching to the statehouse.
i will no longer tolerate this strange withcraft that denies my rights granted by the almighty.
You knew that delivering that "spell" was without King Presley's authority. She is not a king. She is a nitwit with such little honor that she deserves pity, and exposure for the money laundering operation that has drained our city treasury. Her agenda of earth worship (extreme environmentalism) and supporting gay rights (very popular at this moment in history) doesn't exactly fit community values . If I expose this - she can't win an election and she knows this. My 1st Ammendment rights are a direct threat to her authority.
The higher ups at your department didn't like us talking. When we talk and understand each other we can help each other. If we help and understand each other as human beings we respect each other. If we respect each other tyrants and dictators have no power - the voice of the people remains supreme.
In a very constructive way you chose not to violate my civil rights while a police officer "fatty mc douche" (I think that's his name - sorry, my disability makes it hard for me to remember names) threatened me, restricted my movement and evicted me from public property. I fled. I fled because i know by law you don't have to arrest anyone for committing a crime - even murder; but you'll have to arrest me if an effective restraining order is violated. I will never resist arrest nor will i be in fear of helping my fellow man.
I told officer "fatty mc douche" that if he wants to enforce an edict, he will have to do so through proper legal channels and color of law. He asked me to talk to my attorney. I told him I don't have "a" attorney, but I have many friends and family in the legal field.. Again, as I told him. I will no longer allow my 1st and 4th Ammendment rights to be violated. I told this to Mr. Cruther head of King Presley's munitions management officer. You undersood and refused to put me under false arrest as "Officer Douche" did.
Under normal circumstances - a city like Branson would have a Public Relations Officer. Instead, a man was hired because of his servitude not experience. That has been costly in this case because Chief Crutcher issued a false statement in a press release . It was a cover up that was unneccesary. He told national media that no one in Branson complained when they saw the detainment of Tex. This is not true. To maintain the integrity and public perception of the police force I made a request for 10 years of complaints about the department to the city. Citizens will come to you first if they know you will respect their ability to make grievances. Many of us don't have guns - we rely on the integrity of our great community. i have to help restore that because the Branson Police Deparment is the most compassionate effective police force in the United States - douchebags have to go - sorry - my loyalty is to the citizens not a badge.
Thank you for protecting my civil rights. I know you've made some mistakes but it's ok. I promise you that I will do everything in my power to protect you. I've already started. If you notice the paper today you'll see the word "Excessive Force Questioned". I changed this from the word brutality because of the implications in the community.
If you ever have someone in crisis in the jail feel free to issue me a jaywalking ticket and arrest me. I consider you my friend and i love you for what you did for me. It's people like you that will help us keep this country great.
In Brotherly Love,
Your Friend - Darin Codon (Happy 4th of JULY)
It's a twist of irony too rich not to generate a chuckle - the Branson Police Department asked the Taney County Prosecutor to file charges against a homeless man who onlookers claim was beaten by the Branson Police Department.
The Taney County Prosecutor complied and a hearing is set today in Forsyth where "Tex", aka Justin Sqyuers, will be formally charged with trespassing and misdemeanor assault on a peace officer among other misdemeanor charges.
After reviewing video of the incident that has not yet been released to the press; it is unlikely that the charges will pass the smell test of a jury.
Sqyres received a trespassing ticket on Dec 14, 2012 to which he plead guilty and was given community service. Squyers was told not to re-enter the property and complied until June 26th when he was told he could re-enter the property by the same person that filed the initial trespassing charge.
An employee of Country Mart in Branson, MO., stated a customer was bit by one of Sqyuers dogs; however no such incident was reported to the police. Country Mart headquarters made this claim in a written response.
According to Sqyres the manager of Country Mart invited Sqyres to visit with the new manager - twice. Sqyres visit to the grocery store didn't go so well and resulted in another call to the police for trespassing.
Several hours later (time varies depending on conflicting reports) Sqyures was approached by Branson Police Officer Will Reynolds. Sqyures was sitting on a public right of way when approached.
Reynolds told Sqyres, "It's up to me whether or not you'll be arrested ". Sqyres challenged the officers legal right to arrest him , and further challenged the officers physical ability to arrest him simply stating, " you better should bring backup".
Officer Reynolds chose not to take Sqyers advice and proceeded to initiate an arrest without backup. .
Sqyres was in fact correct, Reynolds did not have the strength to overpower Sqyres and was unsuccessful in detaining him alone. According to the Branson Police reports Squyers sat on his hands. "I don't want to go to jail said Sqyures". Officers speaking, off the record, marveled at Sqyers ability to endure tazer fire without takedown.
Video footage shows Squyers passively resisting but at no time retaliating even when blows were delivered to his head and neck.
Using strict application of the Human Rights Act of 1989 and the Fourth Amendment to the constitution - the arrest lacks validity.
As to public assertions regarding "brutality" - this was not a Rodney King style beat-down. The assertion that Reynolds assaulted a police officer are equally laughable and bring the integrity of the Branson Police Department filings in question.
Sqyures stated the Branson Police Department punished him after arrest by turning up the heat on high and leaving him in the car. Sqyures, who travels with two large dogs asked the police officers what would happen with the animals.
According to Sqyures, the officer said his animals would be brought to the pound and killed while he was in jail. An hour after being handcuffed in heat exceeding 100 degrees Sqyures started running him mouth threatening the officer with retaliation. Sqyures was brutal in his verbage to the police officer while handcuffed in the back of the car for over an hour.
Office Reynolds testified in writing that a "reasonably person would have taken the threat seriously". While officer Reynolds has every reason to be angry by what Squyres "diarrhea of the mouth" the charges appear to be more of a retaliatory measure than serious threat.
When the charges were initially presented their were chuckles in the courtroom as to how a reasonable person might take the vulgar statements; particularly when the suspect didn't respond violently even after being tazed, hit and forcefully detained.
The allegations of extreme brutality against Squyers is equally ridiculous - but the overuse of force, false arrest and illegal detainment could be issues heard by the court in future settings.
While the verbal abuse Reynolds endured after an hour of detainment will be examined by the court; Reynolds threat to kill the dogs was valid. Had Squyers not made powerful friends it is likely the dogs would be euthanized - killed - done -dead.
The Branson Police Department holds the use of force was reasonable and in compliance with national standards. I think it's important to note that if the same use of force was applied by a citizen to an animal - the human would spend several years in jail.
We live in a nation that protects the civil liberties of animals to a higher mark than our fellow brothers and sisters.
The Branson Police Department issued a nationwide press release claiming no complaints have been made to the Branson Police Department - at least one private citizen says otherwise.
(With apologies to Jan Clark who has dedicated 16 years of her life dedicated to investigative journalism)
Everyone is innocent until proven guilty even police officers and street lurkers. In this case we have both - but first: let's look at the Branson Daily Independent over the weekend.
At the bottom of this story I have printed the journalistic code of ethics.This shows what you can expect from a newspaper - unfortunately we can longer expect this standard from the Branson Daily Independent.
China, Iran and other dictatorial regimes require newspapers to print stories without telling the public who produced them (they tell the press what to say and pretend it's researched ).
Government entities are a huge asset and resource for journalists. Press Releases can be helpful; but when press releases fill the newspaper unmarked, the public endures harm. It's dishonest to the core and disrespectful to the community. The public thinks they're reading a newspaper but really it's only what the government wants you to know - and tells the newspaper to print.
The public has a right to know when a story is written from research, true reporting , and one is published from - fact finding - a public resource that serves as custodians of fact. The majority of the Branson Daily Independent editions now contain unlabeled press releases a cover story and a show review. It also happens to be the most widely distributed newspaper in Branson.
Today the Branson Daily Independent proved themselves a poor custodian of fact by printing information they did not verify. The BDI has been doing this for years. And while it's helped them reduce their staff by 75% (When the government writes stories for you; you don't have to pay employees). The story has no author and no byline making the public believe the newspaper created the story. Page three has a story from Gary Groman written five years ago and one that has been printed 9 times (sometimes they just need copy to fill the space). Page seven is where the ethical dilemma begins.
If you pick up Sunday's and turn to page 7 you'll see this story published here last week about the Branson Airport below. It's the exact same story - verbatim. But there is a big difference, while the linked story tells you that you're reading a press release - the newspaper story would make you believe a writer at the paper researched the story. Not only is this dishonest, it's a violation of the code of ethics. Moreso, the hundreds of falsely labeled releases last year help corrupt politicians. The paper has produced hundreds of articles written by politicians and have distributed these to the public giving them the false impression they come from a disinterested source. Allowing politicians newspaper print without attribution works against democracy and the goal of the press which is to , "give us the information we need to be free and self governed."
Branson Daily Independent Con Job - In Black and White
You'll notice both articles have the exact same verbiage - word for word the newspaper printed the press release. Here's the difference, Branson Police Chief Kent Crutcher prints his name. The Branson Independent makes it look like the newspaper authored it. This is precisely how newspapers help corrupt politicians get re-elected.
The city of Branson is openly proclaiming that no brutality occurred. There is nothing wrong with that. Crutcher is a citizen and has the right to state his opinion.He's also an employee and has the right to spend tax funds.
Labeling the opinion with his name and contact info is an honest means of distributing information. The Branson Daily Independent however, re-published the press release without identifying the entire story is written by the police chief. The newspaper did no research, no fact finding and no journalistic method. While reprinting the official story from the Branson Police Department without adding or checking any facts they disrespect those who fought for our right to have a free press. Underneath the atrocity the newspaper prints - thanks Veterans.Outlandish Opinion: Perhaps next time they should burn a flag instead - it might be less offensive to an educated public.
The Branson Daily Independent broke the code of ethics no less than 15 times in one edition of the newspaper. Failure to adhere to the code of ethics amplifies the reason media outlets are losing trust with the public. Be careful what you read, it might be this Sunday's Branson Daily Independent - A newspaper which doesn't disclose nor chooses to be independent from the politicians who run ads in their paper. Remember, anyone can print a newspaper - only trust outlets who follow the journalistic code of ethics. Ask the newspaper to disclose the sources of their stories - ask them to return to ethical reporting.
On June 26th, 2013 a phone call was made to the Branson Police Department by the manager of Country Mart on 248 in order to have a homeless man removed from the premises. The Country Mart employee proceeded to press trespassing charges against a man known by locals as "Tex".
Tex, whose real name is Justin Dayle Squyres, was confronted by the police officer and as the situation developed was forcefully taken into custody.
Onlookers voiced concern about the incident and the Branson officer's treatment of Squyers.
One observer recorded the event on video and immediately brought the footage to a detective at Branson City Hall. The video footage was logged and preserved by a Branson Police Department detective and is in the process of being submitted as part of a package for the Taney County Prosecutor's office as potential evidence for the prosecution. The Taney County Prosecutor, Jeff Merrill will determine whether or not the state proceeds with the case.
While prosecutorial discretion is theoretically a determining factor , cases are generally rubber stamped for judicial review. Branson PD suggests Squyres should be charged with.
***Jeff Merrill has officially filed charges as prescribed by Branson PD.
1. Trespassing 1st Degree2. Resisting Arrest3. 3rd Degree Assault on a police officer resulting in physical injury
Due to the nature of charges suggested by the Branson Police Department, the initial venue will be the 38th District Taney County. The defense has signaled they will ask for a change of venue which will likely by set in Christian County, the northern boundary of Missouri's 38th Circuit Court. Missouri law allows a change of venue or a change of judge at defense request.
Squyers was briefly detained by the Branson Police Department before a prominent businessman, Pat Joyce paid his bail and arranged for temporary lodging.
During a conversation following the event Joyce lauded developer Rick Huffman for joining him in making substantial contributions to assisting the homeless. Joyce and Huffman believe taking care of the needy is a Christian imperative. They have invested tens of thousands of dollars to the cause without public mention.
Compounding public outrage is the understanding Squyers has been diagnosed with Autism. Financial support for treatment and elimination of Autism ranks high with the Branson community and has put a group of citizens on the defensive.
--------------------------------------------Background on Information Gathering -----------------------------
A change in leadership at Branson City Hall has greatly changed the dynamic of information flow to the press. Several years ago, Branson Mayor Raeanne Presley entered into the media industry. A sitting State Senator doubled as legal counsel taking payment to help Presley enter an agreement with Shurz communications. Shurz owns two of the top Southern Missouri regional media outlets - KY3 and KSPR. Unfortunately, the press liaison to the 38th Circuit, has blocked access to public resources and has worked vigorously to assist Presley in maintaining office by failing to report basic happenings with Branson Public Funds.
In other words, basic information that was once reported by a watchdog press has ceased. Payments from our Mayor to the press outlets have skyrocketed - and while honest disclosure has not occured - it's estimated the payouts are in the millions. One Branson based reporter claims the newspaper editor asked her to "back off of Branson". A hard story could cut off funds from Presley's cache of media payouts - alienating the paper
While city meetings were being published by private companies free of charge prior to Presley taking office a $200,000 taxpayer funded press room has been established. Most outlets publish these unedited and without confirmation.
With every report, KY3 and KSPR note: "The City of Branson is Committed to Open and Honest Government". Ironically, these entities fail to disclose the politician pushing the story is actually a business partner.
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GRO - Grass Roots Organizing, state partner of Americans for Tax Fairness, caught up with Senator Roy Blunt late yesterday afternoon on his way to speak about the potential impact of sequestration at the International Institute of Nano and Molecular Medicine. GRO urged the Senator to protect Head Start pre-school, public safety, mental health services and job training by closing corporate tax loopholes and limiting tax breaks for the rich.
The group’s impromptu greeting for the Senator is linked to the Feb 20th national day of action in 18 states urging Congress to avert $85 billion in arbitrary, across-the-board cuts in everything from mental health services to public safety scheduled to take effect March 1st. GRO called on Senator Blunt to eliminate tax loopholes for the richest 2 percent and make big corporations pay in order to stop the cuts.
“It’s crazy for Congress to let big corporations use huge tax loopholes to avoid paying their fair share of taxes, while middle-class and vulnerable Americans pay the price. The cuts will be devastating, from thousands of teachers being laid off to delayed Social Security checks and hits to mental health and job training programs for our troops coming home from war. Instead of more cuts that hurt average Missourians and create greater burdens for our state, Congress should close tax loopholes for the rich and corporations, so we can protect these critical investments and services for working families,” said Robin Acree, Executive Director of GRO - Grass Roots Organizing.
Unless Congress acts to avert it by March 1st, $85 billion in arbitrary, automatic federal cuts—called a sequester—will result in the loss of 750,000 jobs nationwide, according to the Congressional Budget Office, and threaten the economic security of many middle class and vulnerable Americans. Meanwhile, the CBO projects sequestration would cut economic growth in 2013 by half. For a complete list of immediate cuts visit: http://1.usa.gov/14YOFmd.
Arbitrary cuts can easily be averted if the super wealthy and big corporations are asked to pay their fair share. About half the cuts alone can be prevented if Congress were to enact the “Buffett Rule,” which would require that people who make at least $2 million a year pay a 30% minimum tax – just slightly above the tax bracket of millions of middle-class Americans. This would raise $54 billion or nearly two-thirds of the scheduled across-the-board cuts on March 1.
Here's today's assigned reading from Sen. John Lamping:
UPDATE: Committee Chair Sue Entlicher has moved the hearing on the voter suppression bills from 6:45AM to 8AM. While they are still terrible bills which should never be passed in to law, it is good that they will be heard at a time when the public has the opportunity to attend.
Also, check out Secretary of State Jason Kander's statement:
“There is no reason that a public hearing of the Missouri House of Representatives should be held at 6:45 a.m. It is not open and honest government, and it creates an unnecessary hardship for Missourians interested in testifying on the legislation or just listening to the hearing,” Kander said. “Hearings should always be held at easily accessible times for Missourians, especially when dealing with legislation as controversial and complicated as these proposals. The committee should change the timing of this hearing to allow Missourians to more easily be a part of the legislative process.”
Missouri House republicans are terrified that someone might actually want to attend a hearing on disenfranchising tens of thousands of Missouri voters by requiring restrictive voter ID laws, so they've scheduled the committee hearings of those bills for 6:45AM in an effort to keep voting rights advocates from attending.
Pretty audacious if you ask me. Then again, who wouldn't want to do their dirtiest deeds under the cover of darkness?
Take a look: