BOT:Unanswered Questions (Review)

Some of the unanswered questions raised previously have been answered, not favorably, and others remain a mystery. New questions have arisen.

We have learned that the confidential informant was the burglar (actually two), acting with the consent, and possibly at the direction of the police. This is a serious evasion of fourth Amendment protections.

We still have no explanation for the choice, clearly made before the police ever left the station, to force entry to Fredericks home, whether he heard their demands to open the door and complied or not. An internal review has been made, but will be withheld from the public. The police have clearly taken the position that they need not explain their actions to the public.

We still do not know on what evidence the prosecutor has based a charge of manufacturing marijuana.

We still do not have an explanation for that .223 cartridge case, but we now have the added question of why the police altered evidence to hide a bullet hole.

We do know that it was a bullet from Frederick’s gun that killed Det. Shivers and we know roughly how he came to be struck by it.

We do not know why Frederick is charged with capital murder. Even if the testimony presented by the sole witness provided by the police is taken as absolute truth, it at most supports a charge of voluntary manslaughter, and even that is doubtful to survive a self defense assertion. Were he realistically charged, he would be out on bail. Is Frederick being pressured to take a deal, or is he simply being held without bail as a form of punishment, jail for a year whether found guilty or not?

There is far too much we do not know, most of all, why the Chesapeake Police and the prosecutor are stonewalling the public on what really happened.

The excuse of holding back information until trial does not wash. There is no legitimate public interest in shielding potential jurors from the truth. If a conviction cannot be had without keeping jurors in the dark about the objective facts of the case, then a conviction does not serve justice.

This is the City of Chesapeake, in the Commonwealth of Virginia, in the United States of America. We do not have Secret Police answerable only to themselves. Our military and our police are subject to civilian control and review. We are owed the truth. And now.

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2 Responses to BOT:Unanswered Questions (Review)

  1. Linda says:

    We’ve just been through this. The Prosecutor IS law. They do not have to justify the warrant. They do not have to justify false testimony. They do not have to justify anything they do. They ARE the expert witnesses. We’ve found out the hard way…the more you maintain your innocents..the harder they come down on you. They came in on us because they thought we were manufacturing and distributing (child) porn. Never did find out their justification backing this “thought”. They found nothing. No chats, no emails, no paraphernalia, no nothing. The “proof” was one CD they SAID they copied off the hard drive. After a unanimous appeal in my son’s favor, they got meaner. They ended up charging all of us. His plea agreement included them dropping the charges on us. He’s serving 12 years in a federal pen, to save us from “the bad folks”…this, after we had a witness testify he had changed channels on the computer as a “joke”. They filed a motion to exclude his testimony because, …”it would be prejudice to the government”. We also had a small movie showing the computer in a commom area of the home. They never brought it up. It didn’t matter. The witness didn’t live here and wasn’t here when they raided. It would be just gosh durn silly for them to charge him instead of us, now wouldn’t it? It would also go against their grain to accept responsibility for their own actions. Freedom is only as far as the government will let you reach. See USvCOLONNA 4th Circuit court of Appeals, December 20, 2007.

  2. Debra L says:

    I couldn’t agree more. I remember when officer Darden was shot in Norfolk 2 years ago in a case of mistaken identity by another Norfolk police officer, that officer did not go to jail and was not charged with murder. I believe his punishment was desk duty and he successfully sued the city of Norfolk for damages to his career. Seems it depends on what side of the law you are on when charges are handed down. I believe Mr. Frderick, who also killed an officer in a case of mistaken identity, should at the least, be allowed out on bail so that he may raise money for & assist with his defense. Thank you for so eloquently stating the Truth which is sorely needed now and always.

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