May 6, 2009 Murietta Courthouse, Murietta CA
NOTE: Docs can't be posted here due to confidentiality. Read the docs in searchable PDF form at my website Angry Gay Pope Home Page. Click on "Police Report"
My lawyer Graham Berry and I went down to the ultramodern courthouse to get a legal extension on my pansy pleading. On the wall inside are flat screens showing your name and the courtroom to go to. I had to be there by 8 AM to watch the mandatory training film in two languages. Present for the prosecution were crusty old gravel voiced lawyer Elliot Abelson and Cult HQ leader Catherine Fraser. Assisting them was a nicely dressed woman in her twenties, the court appointed District Attorney. By law it is the people vs. me and so she is helping the people aka the cultists and Abelson, their most ancient lawyer.
So the judge calls us up and asks if I am ready to plead guilty, not guilty or no contest (which is like guilty). My lawyer Graham asked to have this event, the pleading, rescheduled to a later date. Abelson wanted me to be be banned from protesting at Gold and restrained from going near Catherine Fraser, aka the "victim," a women who can arrest at will! Immediately the case began to be argued even though this meeting was technically to schedule a schedule to plead! Graham argued my rights to free speech were violated and that were aggressively in the board of Supers (below) face on this issue.
The judge said he didn't know just was this was about but could guess based on recent activity. He asked the DA lady to talk to both sides outside and see if a compromise could be reached and moved on to the lawyer for the next case, a rather Jewish looking guy. Can you wrap your mind around that idea? A Jewish lawyer??! He said "I apologize for my case not being as interesting at that last one. It is very complicated and boring." Everyone laughed and the judge added, smiling "That's okay I like your case just fine too."
We all went outside. While I took a leak Graham accused the DA lady of corruption because she was trying to get me banned from protesting at Gold Base in Hemet where the Pansy Stomping Incident (PSI) took place. She was offended and went to get a second more senior DA. I came back to find nothing going on except Abelson staring at Graham from down the hall. We watched the swallows that live in the eaves of the windows make nests out of mud lumps for a while. It was relaxing. Then the lady DA came back with a tall, dark haired thirtysomething male DA. Graham and I told them there was no reason for me to be banned from Gold Base as I had been there once already with no incident. He said they were trying to take away my civil rights and that Scientology was dangerous.
LADY DA: Dangerous? They are dangerous? Why should I believe you? Frankly, I'm a little offended you accused me of corruption just for doing my job, relaying what the people bringing charges want. I don't care about any religion. And I don't care about Scientology. I have over 150 cases on my desk and am really overworked. Let's just get this over with.
GRAHAM BERRY: But Scientology committed the largest act of infiltration against the US government in it's history!
LADY DA: I don't believe you.
MAN DA: You are taking this way to seriously and blowing up this misdemeanor act way out of proportion. We don't have time for this.
GRAHAM BERRY: But all these cases are linked and you'll be seeing more of us in the future and Scientology gets a lot of attention with the board of supers ....etc. etc.
LADY DA: I don't care. So do you are don't you agree to terms with them?
AGP: Tell the judge it's a stalemate.
I could see both sides but either way my goal was achieved, the DA's were enturbulated by Scientology and had their time wasted. It was good Graham met them and began talking. It will help protester AnonOrange in his beating trial in June. Later my lawyer complained that it was always an uphill battle educating DA's and judges about Scientology because the stories are often so incredible, but true, that people don't believe him. "I'll ask her in a few months if she still knows nothing about the cult and we'll see if she changes her mind" grinned Graham.
We went back in and I scanned some legal documents I was given. I was astounded that the cult got a plant damage estimate of almost $3,000 from a local landscaper. According to this place a 6" pansy plant cost $3.85 and a 4" snapdragon was almost fifteen dollars! They also appeared to be replacing the entire bed of over 300 plants on both sides of the driveway and charging $1,380 to replant them. That's almost five dollars to plant one tiny flower! I only stepped on half the flowers, as the officer noted in the police report. This was about 100-125 plants. I also read Catherine Fraser's letter to the police in which she introduces as evidence the security video of my actions. "The highlights might be faster to watch as there was over 45 minutes of Mr. Meyers (sic) in the flower beds" she helpfully noted.
Soon we were called up before the judge again. Cult lawyer Abelson said, in a smokers' voice so raspy you could almost hear the polyps bumping around in his throat, that I was a danger to the victim, Catherine Fraser, sitting in the audience. Then they started pre-arguing the case again and the judge had to take the time to read the police report. Graham got the pleading rescheduled for July. The judge started offering suggested distances away I could stay and didn't have a map. He said details could be worked out or modified later so he told me to have no contact with Catherine Fraser and stay away from Gold Base. Doing this is of course incredibly easy since she lives two hours away! I'm also not planning to protest at Gold until the fall when the desert cools. Graham put up a fight about it anyway and successfully wasted more of the court's time on this Scientology nonsense. Then it was over until AnonOrange's trial here in June so we left.