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May 19, 2013 ~ Very Graphic!
This is a wake up call people! This video is completely full of events of police beating and beating and beating helpless and defenseless citizens.
If you find it hard to believe that police can force my family out of our home and steal everything in it you have to check out this video to see just what our police are capable of!
Our foul interaction with police in Isabella County, MI did not involve violence but did include the above the law attitude while thinking they would never be questioned or charged for their unlawful conduct and they would not even miss a day of work!
What we all know is that our police do things that they can get away with because it has been typically difficult to prove and even harder to believe possible.
This difficulty is now in the past now that most of our cell phones have video recording capabilities. Cameras all across the country and the world are just now starting to record events that have been going on for decades!
One of the most disturbing parts of this clip is the van chase that resulted in the van rolling and a person being thrown out of the vehicle. This person was at least, completely unconscious if not already dead when police 5 officers started beating on this person relentlessly knowing that additional injuries could be explained by the crash itself.
May 14, 2013 ~ The Good ol' Boys Racket,
your time is OVER!
Since this story broke last week, I have been bombarded with other information about corruption in Isabella County.
Although I had seen it first hand, other people are telling me how "OUR COURT SYSTEM" is being used to protect the elite while protecting illegal rackets right here under our noses!
I now have people writing in and telling me the details of the rampant and flagrant use and abuse of the court itself in Isabella County. Judges and lawyers taking payoffs to produce the outcome of a court trials!!! Milking the public defender fund and the list goes on!
This is the thing about corruption! Corruption breeds MORE corruption! When you can't tell on me and I can't tell on you without exposing something or anything that would implicate us both you get the government we have today.
Are you still wondering WHY Larry Burdick resigned before this last election??? Our elected Prosecuting Attorney!!!
May 13, 2013 ~ The Office of the Attorney General of the free and independent state of Michigan, serving
"We THE People".
As if things weren't problematic enough!
Now, the Michigan Attorney General, Bill Schuette, has created another conflict of interest by not allowing the citizens of Michigan to get any help from his=our office as Michigan's Attorney General by implicating himself and his office through it's denial of a means to seek redress all together by families that have been victimized by law enforcement.
The "peoples lawyer of Michigan" has created a conflict of interest that basically prohibits him now from helping my family because of having created and maintained the dead-end in our ability to report police crimes and police misconduct. By eliminating a means to report police crime and police misconduct, Schuette has implicated himself by becoming the largest part of the problem as opposed to the solution.
Schuette, by making it impossible to report police crime and police misconduct, has in every essence, endorsed and promoted the same by design and intent by removing a means by which to report it and thus removing any deterrent. Basically sheltering the offenders and further oppressing the victims.
The idea being that if no police crime and police misconduct can be reported that this must mean that these horrible things never happen? Or was it his intent to reduce the financial liability for the same?
Either way it is nothing short of stupid because it denies the citizens of Michigan the opportunity at redress which is a right secured by the Constitution of the United States and Michigan's own Constitution.
Additionally, Isabella County created and promoted a conflict of interest between the AG's Office and ourselves when it transfered it's active investigation into my criminal charges for calling 9-1-1 to the Michigan AG.
May 8, 2013 ~ The long cold silence is finally over
In what can only best be described as an explosion, my family's plight is finally going viral after two and a half years of complete and utter silence BUT PLEASE CONTINUE TO SPREAD THE WORD! THE FIGHT IS FAR FROM OVER!
Today I was invited to speak live with The Patriot Voice Radio Network here:
Here is the 15+ min interview explaining what happened in Isabella County.
May 9, 2013 ~ Letter to Bill Schuette
Dear Bill Schuette, Michigan Attorney General
Vigilante police take family's home and it's contents.
One female Isabella County Sheriff Department employee (Shelly Sweet), convinced and conspired with another male sheriff department deputy, (Clinton Steinert), that her tenants had never paid her any rent and had forced her into foreclosure and were trashing her home. The two sheriff department employees then went to the property in disguise and executed an illegal self-help eviction on the family and kept 95% of the contents in the home. The two admittedly were the family's judge, jury and executioners and had ruled on and sentenced the family to not only the loss of their home but the contents as well as if the contents of the home were to compensate Sweet for her hardship and to punish the tenants.
The problem was that the woman had lied about everything to the deputy. The family had made all payments on time and were not trashing their home that they had bought, not rented, from the woman on a land contract. The property went into foreclosure because the woman was not paying her underlying mortgage and had listed and sold the home to another and different buyer and needed the occupants out immediately to keep the home from being taken back by the bank that held the underlying mortgage.
This vigilante style trial on the streets was all wrong and deprived the family of due process in a court of law. The woman simply didn't have time to wait for the slow process of the court and figured out a much faster way that didn't require any truth or evidence.
How do I know? I was there! Myself and my family were the lawful occupants of that home that were cast out by police in a conspired, illegal, self-help eviction under color of law by the Isabella County Sheriff Department.
Shelly Sweet and Clinton Steinert thought that they could pull off the disguise because we didn't know, (at that time), that Sweet was employed by the sheriff department. Sweet had previously been employed by my sister's medical practice up and to the point she was fired for calling in sick to work one too many times on a Monday.
As if this were not nightmare enough, the deputy arrested me later that same day for “misuse of 9-1-1” and booked me in the county jail on criminal charges.
In addition to the various state laws broken by the unlawful pair, they crossed federal criminal lines when they conspired to deprive my family of rights secured by the Constitution of the United States while under color of official duty and as outlined in Title 18 U.S.C. §§ 241 and 242.
Then the most disturbing thing of all happened! The elected sheriff, (Sheriff Leo Mioduszewski), a second term sheriff took our complaint and buried it and refused to talk with or to do anything to help my family (oppression, fraud and deceit- violating MCL 51.69) while aiding and abetted in all of the same crimes above and reported to the Morning Sun newspaper that we were simply upset for having been evicted... A flat out lie. The elected Isabella County Prosecutor, Larry Burdick followed suit by completely ignoring our complaint that was not only presented to him but also to the entire Isabella County Board of Commissioners of which he sits as a board member that claimed and I quote "my family's issues are outside the purview of this board". These were high crimes and prosecutorial discretion was not an option for him. Larry Burdick was required by law to act on our complaint but refused to prosecute his friends.
My bogus arrest during the commission of federal crimes by police was not an arrest at all but a kidnapping which elevates the potential punishment for the same crime to that of death according to the same United States Code listed above.
Additionally the Michigan Attorney General (Bill Schuette) has made it impossible to seek redress by requiring that our complaint be made to the offending agency and if that doesn't work to the county prosecutor. In our case the law enforcement agency and the county prosecutor were both agencies of the same county (massive and insurmountable amount of conflict of interest) and neither were willing to arrest their friends and coworkers. But this was the last choice for all citizens of Michigan to seek redress. No other alternatives were offered and the Michigan Attorney General refused to answer my family's complaints. Refusing a means by which to seek redress of grievances is also unconstitutional and in-and-of itself promotes police misconduct and police crime because it removes any and all deterrent to the same.
This is what happens when people ignore and abandon the constitution and the oath of office.
These criminal acts against my family were terrible and greatly harmed my family but the lack of immediate ability to seek redress destroyed our businesses and our lives and has intentionally kept our damages compiling on a daily basis for the specific purpose of intentionally and completely defeating us mentally, emotionally and financially in an attempt to completely kill our complaint and our ability to seek redress making all of the above extremely heinous.
Since September 27, 2010 my family has been living this nightmare in exile. We have been shunned by the towns folk and have greatly restricted our time in the same town where once we had businesses. My wife had even been denied gainful employment because of this situation.
PS: The criminal intent to maintain the initial disguise (that Sweet was not employed by or associated with the Isabella County Sheriff Department) was maintained after we filed our civil complaint when the county and it's employees and elected officials were represented by one lawyer that claimed to represent everyone employed by the county when he did not represent Shelly Sweet who was left to represent herself when as an employee, should have also been entitled to the same representation.
While one might argue that Richard McNulty was ignorant of the fact that Sweet was employed by the Isabella County Sheriff Department which is highly improbable, one cannot deny that the county itself and all of the others named in our complaint knew that it employed Shelly Sweet.
April 23, 2013 ~ Defining "Conflict of Interest"
So... Employees of the Isabella County Sheriff Department took my family's home and it's contents without a shred of justification (legal or otherwise), Isabella County Administrative staff and elected officials pretend that nothing ever happened (becoming accessories), we file a civil suit with the Isabella County Trial Court and list allegations of federal crime(s), (believing the county would want to take part in it's own clean-up and also believing that justice is blind (LOL)), only to have the Isabella County Chief Judge dismiss our case all together not only in violation of the "Court Rules" but also in violation of his own ordered close of dis-positive motions and more of our constitutional civil rights...
Judge Chamberlain didn't even pretend to look at our allegations in any light favorable to the non-moving party (us) as he was required by law.
Suing Isabella County and asking the same to preside over the matter (foolishly thinking justice to actually be blind) was nothing more than childish ignorance on our part.
How could any reasonable person think, that any party to a lawsuit could preside over the same with any degree of objectivity and fairness?
Chief Judge Chamberlain should have granted our motion for change of venue almost a year ago but didn't. Why let this case go to the federal court when Isabella County can hang on to it for another year (further damaging my family) only to dismiss it all together after the case had originally been scheduled for trial!
Chief Judge Chamberlain is violating Article 1 §§ 2 and 3 of the Constitution of Michigan by not allowing us unbiased access to protection under the law.
Our Appeal is now in the hands of the Michigan Appellate Court in Lansing where we have asked our appellate court judges to recognize the existing bias and conflict of interest in this case and have also asked for injunctions and asked our case to be remanded to the federal court.
Is our constitution nothing more than a set of ideals? Every law in this nation is born of our constitution and those that aren't are deemed invalid and void if any part of a law's content violates the constitution itself.
Isabella County Administrators tell me they are not interested in addressing
my family's issues, (allegations of federal criminal actions against my family by our police),
because addressing those issues would disrupt the county government!
Wait a second... You collect taxes from me to do your job... If you collect taxes from me and don't do your job that is called Fraud, Racketeering and Extortion!
I wouldn't take county money to build the county a new courthouse and spend that money in the casino but the county seems to have no problem collecting tax money to perform government functions and then NOT performing them! Isabella County will take my money though, provide me with police protection that creates more harm than good and expect me to like it? WRONG ! ! !
I want a friggin refund! Every tax paying citizen in Isabella County should be demanding a refund.
What part of "of the people - for the people" does our government not understand? The better question would be... What part of it do they understand?
Today I faxed and mailed the following letter to the FBI's Bay City address.
115 First Street
Bay City, MI 48708-5601
Phone: (989) 892-6525
Fax: (989) 891-1080
A retired Federal Court Judge (wishing to remain anonymous) suggested that I make yet another pitch to the Federal Bureau of Investigation – Bay City branch:
Members of the Isabella County Sheriff Department conspired together and came to my family's property in disguise with the intent to deprive my family of rights secured by the constitution of the United States and in criminal violation of Title 18 U.S.C. §§ 241 and 242.
Our home and it's contents were taken from us without any due process of law by police action on September 27, 2010. No receipt and no police report and no court order.
Our every attempt at redress has been denied and blocked.
Please consider this a formal request for a federal investigation.
Ted Visner and family
I have made the same request of the FBI and the DOJ no less than 20 times over the course of the last 2.5 years. A guy named Arron from the DOJ called me once but other than that I have not heard back.
Citizens not having any functional means to report criminal violations of federal law is, in-and-of-itself, unconstitutional.
SEVEN YEAR STATUTE OF LIMITATIONS
Two and a half years have now passed since the Isabella County Sheriff Department conspired to deprive my family of our constitutional civil rights while in disguise and under color of law.
The Isabella County Sheriff's Department and it's personnel entered my home without authorization or justification, lawful or otherwise and stole the contents of our home. We interrupted them part way through and called 911 and the same perpetrators responded to our 911 call for help and then forced us to leave our own property under threat of arrest while allowing the looting of our home to continue. We complied to avoid arrest and immediately attempted to get competent law enforcement help from the administrators of the Sheriff Department. Administrators, under-sheriff, called the Isabella County Prosecuting Attorney and the PA advised the under-sheriff that if we had not been evicted and could prove we had not been evicted that we should get our home back. Returning to our home I personally witnessed active looting and made that report to the deputy who again forced me to leave my own property under threat of arrest. Ultimately we regained possession of our home that we should have never lost in the first place only to discover it's contents had been stolen which prompted yet another call to 911 to report the burglary. This request for help was rejected by the Isabella County Sheriff Department which prompted another call asking for help from the Michigan State Police and this request was also rejected.
Deputy Steinert then returned to our now empty home (his 3rd visit) and arrested me for calling 911.
Our initial 911 call was held for over an hour (see 911 call logs) while the plan to deceive us was conceived and conspired by employees of the sheriff department.
I begged Sheriff Leo to help us and he turned his back on us opting rather to hide and conceal the facts of this case in some misguided effort to save the county from the liability and embarrassment it had created for itself.
I'm not crazy... These actions violate Federal Criminal Law and when our elected sheriff worked only to cover and conceal he became an active participant... an accomplice in Federal Crimes against my family.
Sheriff Deputy Steinert refused our requests for police reports on both his first and second visits to our home. After Steinert arrested me he had to complete a police report. This report was kept from us for four months because of the “Active Investigation” into my criminal arrest for calling 911.
18 USC - Crimes
Sec. 241. Conspiracy against rights If two or more persons go in disguise on the highway, or on the premises of another, with intent to prevent or hinder his free exercise or enjoyment of any right or privilege so secured
Shelly Sweet, an Isabella County Sheriff Department employee came to our property in response to our 911 call for help. Although she had been working on Monday September 27, 2010, our call for help was held for over an hour which allowed her time to change out of uniform and come to our home disguised as a civilian. Steinert and Sweet then told us that they only knew each other from an event that happened years in the past while neglecting to mention that they had both just come from the same building. At the time, my wife and I didn't know that Sweet was a sheriff department employee. This disguise was intended to mask a bias that was intended to, and succeeded in, relieving my family of our home and personal property.
Sec. 242. Deprivation of rights under color of law Whoever, under color of any law, statute, ordinance, regulation, or custom, willfully subjects any person in any State, Territory, Commonwealth, Possession, or District to the deprivation of any rights, privileges, or immunities secured or protected by the Constitution or laws of the United States...
Our home and it's contents were taken from us by police force. Although I would have been fully within my right to defend our home and property, standing off with the Isabella County Sheriff Department would have most likely resulted in my own death or incarceration on felony charges. As it were, I felt lucky to have only been arrested for misuse of 911.
Isabella County has proven itself to be dysfunctional yet again by accepting White's guilty plea to second-degree vs first-degree murder and I am again utterly disgusted...
WOW ! ! !
Can anyone say it any better than Bob Schultz?
The elected Sheriff of Isabella County, the deputy sheriffs of Isabella County, the Prosecuting Attorney of Isabella County, the Isabella County Board of Commissioners and the Isabella County Trial Court have all sworn an oath to protect, preserve and defend the constitution of the United States.
Each and every person listed above by position and title have been made fully aware of what our sheriff's department and it's staff have done to my family thus failing to keep their oath and allowing my family to be further victimized by tyranny right here in Isabella County.
Isabella county's momentous culmination of prophetic asshattery has caused the elements themselves, Earth, Water, Wind, Fire and Toilet Cake, to stand up and take notice.
Taking from me and violating my rights are one thing but taking rights and property from my wife and children... Taking my wife and childrens home... Taking my wife and childrens personal property... Totally unacceptable.
I'm not satisfied until every American enjoys his full constitutional rights.
what it is to be a "True Patriot"
When we fail to challenge government when the government is wrong, we ignorantly give the government our consent to be wrong and the more government is allowed to be wrong by ignorant consent, the more it will be wrong. - Theodore Visner
Folks, you need to ask yourself some simple questions if you reside in Isabella County.
What would you do if someone from your Sheriff's Department entered your home without your permission, authorization or a shred of justification (legal or otherwise) and removed all of your home furnishings (it's contents)?
Setting aside for a moment, the fact that this action was done by a Sheriff's Department employee, and you were not aware of who entered your house and removed/stole it's contents.
1. Would you call the police?
2. Would you expect the police to respond and hear your complaint?
3. Would you expect the police to investigate a crime?
4. Would you expect a police report for the reported incident?
This happened to my family and we called the police, we expected a response, we expected an investigation and we expected a police report but what we got here in Isabella County was:
1. Our 9-1-1 call for help was held for over an hour.
2. Police responded along with the person that emptied our home.
3. Officer responding claims B&E, criminal trespassing and larceny to be “Civil” matters
4. Officer responding allows more of our personal property to be stolen while he is right there.
5. Officer refuses to investigate
6. Officer refuses to provide us with a police report.
7. Officer makes us leave our own property under threat of arrest (twice, at two different times)
8. I am arrested for misuse of 9-1-1 and spend the night in jail.
Subsequent calls to 9-1-1 for the same emergency that was not being addressed by the first officer on the scene ultimately led to my being arrested for misuse of the 9-1-1 system and I spent the night in jail. Calling the Isabella County Sheriff's Department to report a crime resulted in my own arrest for calling 9-1-1.
Your home is your sanctuary. Do you randomly allow strangers into your home to do as they please with it's contents or do you lock it up before you head off to work with an expectation that when you return, everything in it will be as it was when you left?
When might it be considered justifiable for persons to enter your home without your permission?
1. Is your landlord or mortgage company allowed by law to enter your home when they please
without your permission?
< NO >
2. Are the police allowed to enter your home whenever they feel like it without probable cause and without your permission and do as they please with the contents of your home? < NO >
3. With a Court Order (an order signed by a judge in a court of law), police may enter your home with the specific purpose and reason specified in the court order itself. These are typically a warrant to search or a warrant to seize. Warrants are court orders signed by a judge after having shown “probable cause”.
In Isabella County it is a “Felony Crime” to order a $5.00 dollar sub-sandwich and take it from the deliver guy without paying for it but employed members of our Sheriff's Department can enter your home and remove it's contents with the assistance of co-workers (law enforcement officers) and this is not a crime.
More than $55,000.00 dollars worth of personal property (not including sentimental and irreplaceable property) was removed from my family's home on September 27, 2010 at an address in Mount Pleasant by a Sheriff Department employee with the help and assistance of an Isabella County Sheriff Deputy without a court order and without any legal justification what-so-ever and the same department claims that this is not a crime.
It's a felony crime to steal a five dollar sub-sandwich but there is no crime in stealing a house full of home furnishings in Isabella County.
What makes this totally unconscionable were the immediate actions and in-actions of the Sheriff's Department Administrative staff and our, now third term, elected sheriff.
The contents of our home had just been stolen, the responding officer claims B&E, Criminal Trespass and Grand Larceny are all civil matters and in effort to thwart liability the administrators agree. Ask your elected Sheriff why he failed to address allegations of personnel from his own department robbing my family's home. Sheriff Leo told the Morning Sun that we were just upset because we had been evicted and this is a total fabrication of evidence. Although completely untrue and unfounded, The Morning Sun printed his claim without any attempt to verify the statement as factual.
This case goes much deeper than a simple unlawful eviction conspired and carried out by employees of the Isabella County Sheriff's Department in that the employees conspired to intentionally deprive my family of our constitutional rights and freedoms defined in the fourth and fourteenth amendments and this conspiracy itself is a violation of Federal Criminal Law as defined in Title 18 U.S.C. §§ 241 and 242.
The fact that I was later wrongfully arrested, constitutes kidnapping and severely increases the penalties under the Title 18 sections named above. In efforts only related to trying to get police protection for my family I was wrongfully arrested and jailed.
If you have a similar claim or situation regarding the Isabella County Sheriff Department you are encouraged to get in touch with us. Abuse and Misuse of force, wrongful eviction, wrongful arrest etc. Even if you called the police and were yourself arrested for something completely unrelated we would like to hear about it.
I've been busy the last couple months forming relationships with national organizations that have been established over the last couple years out of a need to create a stable platform from which these issues are forced to be addressed.
Right here in Isabella County, we have a government, supposedly of the people and for the people that is doing much more harm than good yet we are being made to pay for it.
It is time to demand change in our county before any more families are victimized by our government leaders inability to do what is right in Isabella County!
It's really simple folks... Ask sheriff Leo to show you the order of our eviction signed by a judge.
Where does an elected sheriffs' protection from prosecution stop? In my opinion it stops just as soon as he/she has made the conscious decision to actively participate in an unlawful activity.
In Michigan, an elected sheriff cannot be held liable for the conduct of the department's deputies. This exemption does not offer blanket protection to an elected sheriff that has chosen to actively participate in a crime or actively work to cover for or conceal a crime or to allow for flight (get-away) of the criminal actors. This is aiding and abetting or being an accomplice.
At law, an accomplice has the same degree of guilt as the person he or she is assisting, is subject to prosecution for the same crime, and faces the same criminal penalties.
In our case, Shelly Sweet started robbing our home over a two or three day period when we were away. We discovered the intrusion and called police who showed up and forced us to leave under threat of arrest allowing the theft of our property to continue. After informing the under sheriff of the situation he called the prosecutor and told us that if we could furnish proof we had not been evicted our interest in our home and its content should be restored. Returning to the property I witnessed personal property being removed from our home and loaded in a truck belonging to Robert Wheeler boyfriend of Shelly Sweet. After informing Deputy Steinert of what I had witnessed and having asked him to look in the truck he refused, ordered me off of the property again under threat of arrest and later allowed Wheeler to leave the property with the truck and it's content only to return to the property in a different vehicle.
Shelly Sweet is and was employed by the Isabella County Sheriff Department. Deputy Clinton Steinert was also employed then and now as an employee of the Isabella County Sheriff Department.
Although Sheriff Leo claimed to me over the phone that Deputy Steinert had been given a lecture, nothing more was done and both employees are still employed by the Isabella County Sheriff Department.
Sheriff Leo was informed that two of his employees took part in the looting of my family's home without cause or justification and he did absolutely nothing when he had a fiduciary responsibility to address our allegations and to help my family. His decision and only actions were to attempt to shield the department and it's staff.
The only civil component to our allegations was our unlawful eviction and our unlawful eviction does not address criminal trespass, B&E and Grand Larceny that was carried out by one or more Isabella County Sheriff Department employees and forcibly assisted by another, a deputy, that wore a badge and carried a gun.
11-07-12d - Oppression Hurts!
Google (Michigan Law) MCL 51.69 governing the elected Michigan sheriff
MCL 51.69 (Michigan Law) quoted in part below:
... shall be required to well and faithfully perform and execute the office of sheriff of the county of .............., during his or her continuance in office by virtue of the election, without fraud, deceit, or oppression, and shall pay over all money that may come into his or her hands as sheriff.”
Isn't it BOTH fraudulent and deceitful for sheriff Leo to tell the Michigan State Police and the Morning Sun that we were just upset because we had been evicted knowing we had not been evicted?
Isn't it oppressive to ignore our criminal allegations, refuse to investigate and ensure other agencies also ignore them as well when my family's home and everything in it were taken from us?
11-07-12 - Lost my bid for Sheriff
Out of 41,650 registered voters here in Isabella County, only 22,878 (just over half) voted in the election for Isabella County Sheriff. With another 8% of the vote I would have been elected.
11-06-12 - Today is Voting Day!
Out of all of the political ads and images I have seen on the Internet this election, the one below best suits my thoughts and feelings most accurately.
Just like our laws, our political establishments are in a constant state of flux. Being either a Democrat or a Republican does not mean the same thing today is it did 20 - 30 years ago.
Kudos to the unknown artist!
11-05-12 - YOUR VOTE COUNTS ! ! !
11-03-12c - A High Honor
I would consider being elected your Sheriff on November 6th to be among one of the Highest Honors and Privileges that could ever be bestowed upon any individual and would take this job very seriously and would vow to give it my complete, thorough and undivided attention.
I will make myself available to every citizen by maintaining an open door policy with the public, the citizens of Isabella County, whether you voted for me or not.
I will implement transparency in our Sheriff Department and the citizens will be invited to participate in decisions that effect us all, financially and otherwise as we make plans to address the problems facing our sheriff department, our county and our jail.
I will restore our citizen's pride in our sheriff department and take it to an all new and unprecedented level.
For me, this has been a "call back to active duty" and is one call that I, as a patriot, will always readily accept and one that I could never ignore.
I am ready and prepared to once again swear my oath to the Constitution of the United States, the Constitution of Michigan and to the people of Isabella County as it's new Sheriff and that I will never place anything higher in my priorities than that oath and my promise to serve tirelessly, the citizens of Isabella County.
11-03-12b - Your Civic Duty!
Every once in a while, someone is allowed/voted into office that has impressive qualifications but not the character to use those qualifications for the betterment of the citizens he/she has been elected to represent. Unfortunately this is the case with our current sheriff.
I have done all that I possibly could to get this far on much less than $1,000 dollars in total campaign contributions and if, after reading the content on this site for 10 minuets, you believe that I could and would do a much better job than our current sheriff, I would encourage you to share the address of this site with everyone you know and become a functional part of making a very important and positive change right here in our community before any more damage is done.
The fair and just treatment of our prisoners is not only important, it is our responsibility. While I firmly believe that criminals should most definitely be punished, I also believe that their punishment should not exceed that imposed by the judge and should never give rise to lawsuits for violating civil rights.
"In a perfect world, the sheriff said, there would be a gymnasium or other exercise area but the jail was built in the 1950s and no such provision was made at that time."
This 62 year old problem was here when I got here... not my fault... Not my fault that I have allowed 8 of those years to lapse without addressing the issues...
Hell! I'm just the sheriff!
In a perfect world, we would have no crime and no need for jails. Since we are not living in a perfect world, we all need to do what we can to make life better for everyone and do it without violating "anyone's" federally protected civil rights and yes, this includes the rights of our resident jail inmates.
Putting our trusty status/non-violent inmates to work in the community would not only have satisfied the ACLU lawsuit complaints before they manifested themselves in a civil action against our county but could have been saving the county and the taxpayers hundreds of thousands of dollars over the past eight years.
10-04-12 - Photograph of Intruder!
Two years and two weeks ago today my family's home was robbed and just today we were able to obtain photographic proof of unauthorized entry (criminal trespassing) through "Production Demands" in civil court. Production requests had been repeatedly ignored by the defendants since December 2011.
The man in the picture is Robert Wheeler of Mt. Pleasant, MI.
Although Robert Wheeler has been accused of criminal trespassing and theft of property (among other things), the Isabella County Sheriff's Department refuses to arrest him (or others involved) due to their relationship with Shelly Sweet, a clerk with at the Isabella County Sheriff's Department.
Click the image for the full size picture.
This picture was taken on September 25, 2010 while my family was away from our home for the weekend and no one was authorized entry to our home.
We returned to our home on Monday September 27, 2010 to find it nearly emptied. Almost all of our personal property stolen.