Well, court on Tuesday December 11th was interesting and I have to think Judge Yvette Durant and District Atty Larry Allen were reasonable and are trying to make a bad situation a little bit better. Unfortunately the solution found little room for truth to step forward. It appears there is an opportunity that a plea deal can be made ending up with the accused just having to serve 6 months probation and that’s it, it will be over. But according to a witness who was on scene at the purported Restraining Order violation, the accused had taken steps to make sure she was not violating the order, he walked with her to the courthouse and was waiting for her while minding her dog, he was on the corner by the Planning Dept in front of the medical clinic when she returned, they spoke a moment and then turned and walked back across the bridge. So if another accusation comes forth from the accuser..what then? I hope I’m overthinking the situation…
Spending a morning in court was interesting, it’s apparent if you are able to pay a fine, court costs and a fee for payments, be able to pay for the documents, proof of insurance you’ll be okay, but watching the clientele going before the courts, it was fairly apparent the original charges most likely emanated from their lack of money for the most basics aspects of life. A spiral of one misfortune causing the next bigger one, no insurance, no car, no car, no job, no job, no money, no way to get to court, a warrant for failure to appear.. listening to how much extra one has to pay to even be able to make payments on a fine, made me wonder if it would be more or less than interest on a loan…is this like a payday loan which sucks you in deeper and deeper.. it is disheartening to say the least, our justice system needs to be re-thought. Here in Sierra County we are fortunate to be neighbors to almost everyone and have prosecutors, judges, law enforcement with empathy in their souls and try their best to administer justice fairly.
I really appreciated D.A Larry Allen having D.A. Elect Sandra Groven sitting with him at the Prosecutor’s table seeing two elected officials working together to have a smooth transition in the office demonstrates a commitment to their communities and our county. Thank you Larry for your work in a not so easy environment and welcome aboard Sandy we know you will continue to bring honor and respect to the Office of the District Attorney.
Is it possible that tRump will come to his senses, make some kind of deal with Congress and the American people and in exchange for no jail time for him and his family he can peacefully resign in 2019 citing poor health and then move to Russia or North Korea with Don,Jr, Eric, Ivanka. It is only fair that Melania be allowed to stay as she is an immigrant, I don’t know, I’ll have to think about that last one… anyhow then maybe our “long national horrific nightmare” will be over. I had to add the “horrific” in there as this has been much worse than the previous nightmare during the Nixon years… Chief of Staff John Kelly, so long and thanks for trying…or at least being a thorn in tRump’s side… Okay just watched the little tantrum he threw in the Oval Office with Pelosi and Schumer…gadzooks… please let the grownups take charge..
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The photo this week is just a small moment of Holiday Peace in Cherry & Rick Simi’s window.