Judge Again Allows Prosecutors to Invade Defense Camp MJEOL Bullet #216 False stories around Miko Brando and fan rallies pushed by the media thanks to wild speculation from the prosecution Inexplicably the current judge in the Michael Jackson case has AGAIN allowed prosecutors to get away with essentially stealing, some say, privileged information from the defense team. In late September 2004 police served a search warrant on Jacksons personal assistant in which they took information, papers, and folders labeled Mesereau. Yes, September 2004, almost a year after the original Neverland raid. Most observers call this an obvious violation of attorney-client privilege. However this judge, Rodney Melville, does not seem to think that these prosecutors can do any wrong. He has once again oked an obviously illegal search in this case. The first involved Bradley Miller, the P.I. hired by then Jackson attorney Mark Geragos. It seems that as late as September 2004, prosecutors still did not know where Jackson was from February-March 2003, and they raided the personal assistants office to try to find out. Jacksons defense team says that the search did violate attorney-client privilege and sheriffs deputies actually used a lousy excuse of only going through a few pages of that information before sealing it. Some familiar with police procedure have expressed doubts about this excuse.
August 26, 2004 The Sick Lives of Problem Priests Legal Papers Describe Santa Barbara’s Long History of Pedophilic Catholic Priests by Matt Kettmann Catholic priests and friars began sexually abusing Santa Barbara’s children way back in the 1930s and, for the past 70 years, the Catholic Church has done little Continue Reading
News briefs from California’s Central Coast The Associated Press Wednesday, January 22, 2003 SANTA BARBARA, Calif. (AP) — The county agreed to pay two Sheriff’s Department secretaries $325,000 to settle a sexual harassment lawsuit against a deputy. Angela Sanders and Julie Glass alleged in the June 2002 Superior Court suit Continue Reading