(Republished from North
American Samizdat, Carl's website.)
L. "Hunter" Jordan's Ashland, Ohio trial for carrying a concealed weapon
with a license is just five days away as I write. This suggests
that either the County Prosecutor, Robert DeSanto, fully intends to push
on with the prosecution of a man he knows to be innocent, or there is
a plea bargain in progress behind the scenes.
case, it is still essential that everyone continue to write letters to
Mr. DeSanto, the Mansfield News Journal, and Russ Kent, a News
Journal reporter. Mr. DeSanto must understand that public opinion
opposes his persecution of an innocent man, and the waste of taxpayer
It is a little late for postal mail, so I suggest that you use email for
this final round of letters. Addresses are:
Polite, but firm. Question the deliberate prosecution of an innocent
man, and financial waste. Wonder which does more for his pride: to manfully
stand up and admit Hunter's innocence, or to shamefully refuse to admit
that a mistake was made.
Hunnell, MNJ Editor: firstname.lastname@example.org
Point out to the citizens of Ashland County that DeSanto is wasting
their money and embarrassing them in front of the nation. Wonder if
they might not have something better for their prosecutor to be doing.
Kent, MNJ Reporter: email@example.com
Hit the same points. If you plan to attend the trial tell him you'll
be part of the polite mob for which we're hoping.
to these people, you might also ask why the authorities have refused,
for four and a half months, to return property
confiscated from Hunter's truck, which has absolutely no bearing on the
single (face-saving bogus) charged lodged against Hunter. If I recall
correctly, the property includes things like a Lord of the Rings
collectors edition sword and a nice laptop computer, among other perfectly
question to include: The Ohio State Highway Patrol, apparently with the
blessings of the prosecutor's office, vilified Hunter in the news by claiming
that he had an explosives detonator and an evil wicked weapons stash.
When do they plan to publicize the retraction? There was no "weapons stash"
and the "detonator" was Hunter's car alarm remote control.
If Ashland County still hasn't caught on that the eyes of the country
are upon them, make it perfectly clear on Thursday, May 27th
by attending the scheduled trial in person, if at all possible.
gathering on the courthouse (map)
front steps a half hour before the trial start time of 8:00AM. Or, I've
heard that some Hunter supporters will be staying at the Holiday Inn Express
you might meet up with them for breakfast before heading to the courthouse,
to get the latest news.
is a little tight around the courthouse. So it might be worthwhile to
gather at the Holiday Inn to carpool with fellow supporters.
dress neatly, no BDUs please, and be on your best behavior. Not only do
you want to make a good impression on Hunter's behalf, you don't
want to give nervous local authorities an excuse to hassle you.
clear that you are present to support Hunter and to keep a watchful eye
on the Ashland County justice system. Wear stickers to identify yourself
as a Hunter supporter. I plan to provide some "Free Hunter!" stickers,
but you can also make your own by saving the Free Hunter! logo on the
main page and printing it on Avery mailing labels. If asked to explain
your presence, do so clearly, concisely, and politely. You might even
want to practice a canned statement in case a reporter asks you.
Even now, with just three business days before the trial, it is possible
that Mr. DeSanto will do the right thing. Or maybe just compromise on
the right thing by offering a decent plea deal. If he moves for outright
dismissal, I'll post that information on North
American Samizdat as soon as I get it. In which case, your attendance
isn't required. But you should follow up by writing letters to the above
mentioned parties to thank Mr.DeSanto for doing the right thing.
simply offers a plea bargain, the gloves stay on. Show up. First, the
deal might not even be acceptable to Hunter, so support is still called
for. Second, in the case of an acceptable deal, we want to keep DeSanto
honest until the everything is signed and legally finalized. Third, we
want bureaucrats to always remember that honest people are watching them,
and expecting them to play by the same rules by which they insist we
We don't give up. We don't stop until Hunter is out of their clutches.
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initiation of the use of force against non-consenting and unwilling
people can be justified, is desirable, and must be given sanction
in order to avoid chaos. I further recognize that no lasting liberty
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and pledge my life, my fortune, and my sacred honor to exposing
this battle I will turn my creative energy, I will give my time
and I will devote my very being, while never allowing my self, my
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premise of the enemy by becoming the enemy."
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