|False Justice In Adams County, Colorado
|Outlawed: Private Property Rights & Gun Rights
conditions that stressed our family from the middle of 2005 onward. What I will tell
you is that two members of our immediate family nearly died and suffered long term
love and support of our local community and my coworkers I believe our family would
have disintegrated. Instead, we have grown stronger and closer.
eldest daughter was obviously suffering in silence and eventually the strain on her was
too much. In late 2006, approximately November, she attacked me in the house,
kicking, hitting, screaming and I did not bother to protect myself, I simply walked out
of the house and went for a car ride to think about the correct course of action. When I
returned from my drive, 45 to 60 minutes later, a Sheriff's Deputy was at our home:
My eldest daughter had called the Police and told them I attacked her. While I was not
uncooperative, I certainly was not in any mood for this new game. I told the Deputy my
daughter was not telling the truth and that I was attacked. The Deputy filed a report,
called Social Services and we began the process of Social Services coming out to
interview our children.
in private. While we allowed that for our older children, who were still minors at the
time, we refused to allow that process for our younger two children. At that point the
Social Services Case Worker started issuing threats to both my wife and I. However, we
refused to back down and eventually the case worker interviewed our two youngest
while we were in the room. It turned out to be a good thing we demanded to be
present as the case worker routinely "misinterpreted" what our children were saying.
By working through the process and occasionally interjecting to force the case worker
to re-ask the question we think a fair interview was completed. However, it was clear
to us that our two youngest were traumatized by this process.
barn while sitting on a loose pile of hay (Dangerous in more than one respect). She
lectured our daughter and then gave her some floor scrubbing chores to help the
message sink in. Our eldest daughter proceeded to call the Sheriff again.
Unfortunately for her, the Deputy who arrived was a parent and immediately saw
straight through her lies. This Deputy, upon learning about her earlier allegations
against me took the time to interview my son. My son laid the facts out honestly; My
Dad did NOT attack my sister, My sister attacked my Dad. This Deputy then filed a new
police report with truth from my son and soon afterwards Social Services backed off
and closed their investigation into our oldest daughters original complaints.
school one morning and never came home. We did some investigating (We were
worried but she had been threatening to leave for over a year at this point) and we
discovered that she had moved in with the family of one of her school friends. Her
school grades plunged, her school attendance was pathetic but at this point there was
very little we could do for her. At some point she left Colorado and moved to either
Washington State or Oregon.
putting our three remaining minor in children with adults that we knew and believed to
be dangerous (One of these adults had threatened to kill my oldest daughter while she
was still an infant). We asked her to stop. She refused and consequently we cut off all
communication between our three minor children and our oldest Daughter and the
Adults she had put them in contact with. That's when the threats to my wife and I
started and the threats were along the lines of: You will never see your kids again.
was a long distance truck driver and we were very concerned about kidnapping. This
adult had called my cell phone and started the conversation by asking if we could
work through the challenges and while I initially agreed I quickly found myself being
cursed at and then being told that "people like me had no right to be alive". Obviously,
I hung up the phone and did not take any further calls from this person.
threats from our oldest daughter.
vehicles I did not recognized enter our property and proceed at a rapid pace down our
long driveway, I was not thinking "Who are you?", "Why are you here?" I simply
perceived a threat and asked myself "What should I do?". A heart beat later I was
headed for my shotgun which was close by (When I am in high alert my shotgun is
always close by). My wife was several hundred feet away from me on the other side of
our house in the garden and she perceived a threat and was running to join me. My
son and second oldest daughter were in the house and independently they perceived a
threat, and only the lord knows how since when they are watching T.V. or playing video
games I think a tornado could hit our house and they wold not notice, but they came
running out. My wife tells me it was because the vehicles were racing their engines as
they approached that alarmed everyone. I can't say what, exactly, caused everyone to
perceive a threat but my second oldest daughter was so alarmed that she instructed
our youngest daughter to stay in the house which again was atypical for our family.
that we were very concerned. Obviously, they did know something was up with their
older sibling when we cut off all communications between them.
was so unique that everyone in our family realized a threat was approaching.
property, with my gun raised high above my head so that the approaching vehicles
could clearly see that I was armed. I am not a small person, I am 6' 2" tall and with my
reach my gun was 8 feet above the ground and parallel to the ground. The cars
continued on their approach.
had put off having my eyes checked or getting new glasses or lenses for over three
years due to our on-going medical expenses. Even with my glasses my vision was not
too good. Good enough to see objects but not good enough to make out details. It was
not until the vehicles were about 100 yards away making the turn from North to East
on our driveway that I realized the second vehicle was an Adams County Sheriff's
vehicle. I still had no idea who was in the first vehicle.
that I was now holding it with two hand so that the barrel was in my left hand and the
stock of the gun was in my right hand. I had it pointed up and toward the left, away
from the approaching vehicles and into an empty field. The cars continued to approach.
ladies in the vehicle and that the vehicle was unmarked. The Sheriff's vehicle stopped
15 to 20 feet behind the first and from that point forward I had my attention on the
Sheriff's Deputy. The first question I asked was: Do You have a warrant? He said No
and I told him he was trespassing.
It is important to realize that after I was arrested and jailed on July 11th, 2008 that my
children were interviewed by the Adams County Sheriff's Detectives, our property and
house were searched (ransacked) and that NO evidence was found to collaborate the
complaints made by our oldest daughter to Adams County Social Services.
Social Services Department that investigation into the complaint filed by our oldest
daughter had been closed. Clearly our oldest daughter has filed charges against me
twice and twice the complaint was found to be without substance.
However, I am simply relaying the facts. There was a time before the injuries to our
family members when she was the kindest, most honest, gentle, sweet, good hearted
person. I really do believe that the injuries to our family members had a devastating
impact on her and something broke inside. She started hanging out with the wrong
kids at school, she started making contacts with people most of would classify as "bad
influences." We had tried to get her help, we had her in for counseling, we asked
friends and neighbors to speak with her. My greatest regret is that we lost her soul
through this difficult period in our lives and I am only able to hope and pray that she
turns back from this dark path and finds the light of love once again.
obviously into alcohol and sex, full of hate and has some very nasty things to say
about both my wife and I. Her lies have grown over time and her deepest desire
appears to be to see the death of my wife. My wife is so distressed that she has asked
me NOT to assist our oldest daughter if she attempts to contact her. While we did
change all of our home phone numbers I did not change my cell phone number of my
private business line, I wanted to leave the communications channel open in case she
realized that her family does still love her very much.
business line and made more threats. She then had an adult (30+ years old) friend
call me and make additional threats to call in complaints with Social Services and/or
the Sheriff's office. The threats also included coming directly onto our private property.
I immediately informed this adult that our property is private and that neither her or
our oldest Daughter were welcome here. I told her that if either one of them or both of
them showed up on our property I would have them arrested for trespassing
immediately. We will see what transpires this summer.
disturbed young women who is in deep emotional pain who is attempting to leverage
the powers of Adams County to seek her vengeance upon her parents.
My wife and I do NOT abuse our children. We are caring and loving parents who have
dedicated our lives to our children and to each other. We have scarified our comforts
and our pleasures for the benefit of our family and did so without any resentment as
we both determined long ago that raising a family was our greatest joy.
Sheriff's Department have decided to handle this situation I will tell you that they are
as much pawns in this vindictive scheme as my wife and I are. When our eldest
daughter called in her complaint to Adams County Social Services last July 10th, 2008
she had not been in our house in months and had made the complaint from out of
Both Social Service Workers had access to the prior reports and should have been
suspicious of the complaint from the moment it was called in. Instead of determining
to make a "surprise visit" they could simply have called and told us they were coming
or scheduled an appointment to do their "child welfare" check. One of the Social
Services workers has admitted that their intention was to surprise us and she also
admitted that they KNEW I had guns before ever entering our property in her
statements to the Sheriff's Department Detectives. The Same Social Service Worker
also admitted that this information was NOT relayed to the Sheriff's Deputy in her
statements. The Social Service workers also had the opportunity to halt their vehicle
as soon as they saw that I was carrying a gun and yet they made the decision to move
Deputy. The Deputy was called by the Social Services Case Workers as no complaint
was filed by our oldest daughter with the Sheriff's department. The Deputy had no
opportunity to review prior reports and was not given the entire story by the Social
Service Workers when they met before coming onto our property. The Deputy was
being used by the Social Service case workers as an "enforcer" and had been taken
out of his natural role to "preserve the peace". Simply due to the fact the Social Service
Workers car was the lead vehicle, he had no opportunity to halt progress of the
advancement onto our property once he saw the gun, the only option he had was to
follow the Social Service Case Workers into an armed conflict.
conversation was with the Deputy, I never exchanged a single word with the Social
Service workers. I also realized that the Deputy was wearing a bullet proof vest, was
standing behind his vehicles door and was outside the effective range of my shotgun
while I was standing in a T-shirt and shorts with absolutely no protection. While I was
deliberate and forcibly calm I understood my precarious situation and I am sure the
Deputy recognized where my attention was held. By never using his weapon he
probably saved my life.
had clearly saved the life of my wife at least once before, and probably twice and that
is not something you forget.
Structure of the Adams County Sheriff's department as they clearly made the decision
to ignore the 4th amendment to the U.S. Constitution as well as Sections 7 & 13 of
Article II in the Colorado Constitution when arresting me and filing these charges I now
face. Since Section 13 of Article II is clear that the right to bear arms when protecting
yourself, your home or your property may not be called into question the subsequent
arrest was a flagrant violation of Colorado Statutory law. At this point I think the chain
of command had determined that they were going to teach me "who the boss is".
unconstitutional if the Colorado Constitution has any remaining power in our State.
And while I am not out for retribution I do believe that some "tune up" training is in
order to assure that a situation like this never occurs again. We the People have given
Social Service Workers and our Sheriff's department tremendous power and unless we
hold some checks and balances against that power our society will surely devolve into
a despotic Police State.
who will stand with me to protect the equal application of the rule of law?
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