North Carolina government officials.
I also sought to get the National Enquirer interested in a Free Speech, First Amendment right's case in the Wake County Courts that had been ongoing since 1992, in a letter I sent also to Patrick Leahy, Orin Hatch, and Joe Biden in 2001, before the Anthrax scare. What the scare did was give government a chance to intercept my mail.
Easley was the Attorney General then, and became Governor of the State, and has since had his law license suspended, so he is unable to practice law, and as a convicted felon, I wonder if he will still be able to hunt with his son, Michael Easley, Jr.
Judges who were on the Bench then, and who have since retired, resigned and/or have created such illustrative organizations to protect their legacy are: I Beverly Lake, Jr., [Actual Innocence]; Robert Orr, [N.C. Institute for Constitutional Law]; Burley Mitchell, Jr., [FairJudges.net] projects they could have created, endorsed or founded, when they were either in the General Assembly, or on the Bench.
Raleigh, N.C. often touted as one of the best places to live, because of the PR Firm of Capstrat, formerly Capital Strategy, which was it's name when it held the first "Driving while black" sysposium in Raleigh, following the conviction and fine of a black male for my "finger gesture" to a white Raleigh Police Officer. A.C. Brannon, February 14, 1992. A case prosecuted a pro se because the court negligently did not appoint an attorney, though the litigant docketed the case in the U.S. Supreme Court 92-6940, having been a former courtroom clerk to a Chief Judge himself.
At that time Capstrat was a one man, Ken Eudy's show, the firm has it's own building, and has now gotten a lot of attention for its crises management.
Little is known about the corruptive political abuse of State and Municipal Government that make it so.
Take Easley, a former District Attorney--known for his prosecutorial acumen who is alleged to have slept with a gun under his pillow--a former State Attorney General, and two-term Governor Easley, pled guilty in N.C. court and has been fined $1,000.00 for failure to report "In Kind" private plane transportation as campaign contributions that would give him an advantage over his campaigning rivals--trivilizing election abuse.
Though the prosecutor is a Republican, who is due to retire in December 2010, the entire proceeding appears to have been a shame, since James Leake, Chairman of the Election Board should have vetted Mr. Kenerly and determine that he was due to retire in a few years and assigned Kenerly’s Assistant, Karen S. Biernacki to prosecute the case.
Further, Leake had the responsibility to know and determine before hand [as he says]
the "one sentence law was vague." The prosecutor should have put the question to the
jury rather than accept a plea agreement of $1,000.00.
Not only should he have appointed a different prosecutor, the law under which the case was brought could well have been adjusted, or amended to established the obvious charges warranted to be prosecuted.
That's my observation and Perspective. What's yours?
Easley an Attorney, knew why he was being prosecuted, he acknowledged accepting "In Kind" campaign assistance that violate election laws, and there was tangible evidence that he also sent "e-mails [that] show the governor pushed [i.e., coercion, threats, intimidation] to get NC State University to create a job for his wife which eventually resulted in the Chancellor James Oblinger to resign. See: People v Waters, 268 N.Y.S. 2d 203, 49 Misc. 2d 566.State Government official coherencing a State agency--receiving federal funding--to violate the law, is, I would hope, a federal offense also warranting prosecution, a fine and jail time.
More recently a want-to-be-Judge: Bryan Collins, who was the Public Defender for Wake County, in 1992 saw no need to represent a black defendant who was charged with disorderly conduct, and breach of the peace by finger gesture while sitting in his car; though he and the ACLU Executive Director, Deborah Ross participated in the symposium and now he was to be a Superior Court Judge, ACLU Ross remains in the General Assembly of North Carolina.