Subject: Re : Enabling the Abuse of Elders
From: Bob Armstrong <bob@cosy.com>
Date: 2017-11-29 11:39
To: Dan May c/o <LeeRichards@elpasoco.com>, Elizabeth Reed <bethreed@elpasoco.com>, Jason Mikesell <mikesellj@co.teller.co.us>
CC: Pete LaBarre <petehcrh@gmail.com>, Sam Sloan <samhsloan@gmail.com>
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Dan ,

I am once again addressing this to you because it is your name on your Indictment for 2nd Deg Assault , case D0602017CR000178 , of me with a potential penalty of 2 to 6 years for perhaps a little harshly shoving an objectively aggressive and irrational heavy marijuana user less than half my 73 years out of my face . ( The guy who blindsided Rand Paul cracking half a dozen ribs only got charged misdemeanor assault . )

And we have known each other for a fair number of years .

This is really a follow up to my letter of 2017-10-27 , subject : Enabling the Abuse of Elders , addressed to you care of the only email address I could find for you .

In the Teller Court meeting it was understood and agreed that Elizabeth Reed and I would meet and discuss the realities of the case before meeting again with the Court it Oct 30 . However , it turned out Ms Reed could not prioritize such a meeting :

On 2017-10-19 16:24, Beth Reed wrote:

Mr. Armstrong,

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Given my scheduling difficulties, I propose that we continue to communicate via email at this point. I will review all the documentation you have provided to me and get back with you sometime tomorrow. It is not necessary to meet in person as I can relay what I need to just as easily via email.

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Thank you for patience,

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Sincerely,

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Beth Reed

Lead Deputy District Attorney

Teller County


The letter linked above was largely to flesh out the details of Matt Walker's behavior . Thus , I anticipated that logic would prevail at the hearing October 30 and the case would be dismissed . Ms Reed did not get up to Cripple Creek so it was in her absence that the case has been set for jury trial February 6 , 2018 with all the costs entailed .

I would have thought that with such as consequential decision being reached , given the witnessed evidence , time would have been found for a conference .

November 2 , I sent Ms Reed an email requesting an appointment . I have received no response .

Thus it appears we will meet again in Cripple Creek this Monday Dec 4 with no conference having taken place altho that was one purpose of the month interval til meeting .

The other purpose to give me time to evaluate my eligibility for a public defender -- at taxpayer expense , or other options to proceeding Pro Se . Even to hire one of my attorney friends would cost $1000 . That , on top of 2 days in jail I was heading off to while Matt's couple of red marks from being shoved out of my face were already fading but by the officer's report he was still raging , is a victory I will not give Mr Walker . ( I will be limping around in court in the moccasins I was wearing at the time making it very clear that given my shattered left ankle I couldn't possibly reach a 35 year old who was not directly in my face and his hysteria in his 911 call was either irrational or "drama queen" . )

I strongly believe that the right to defend oneself pro se is as vital as the right to counsel . Thus I am CCing an old Manhattan Libertarian colleague Sam Sloan who was the last person to present pro se -- and win -- in front of the Supreme Court . I'll ask him the limits of in particular open statements , and look to putting together a web page on such resources on pro se procedure .


I find it particularly ironic Dan , given your generally prohibitionist stand , that you are facilitating aggressive irrational behavior against senior citizens by a very heavy marijuana user and zealot . The initial "trigger" and aggression against my elder guest was his questioning Matt's "cannabis religion" . Matt sent this email ,┬ 

Subject: Buffoons are anti-cannabis
Date: Sat, 5 Aug 2017 15:15:42 -0600
From: Matthew Paul Walker <matthewpaulwalker@gmail.com>
To: Bob Armstrong <bob@cosy.com>

Belief is a prison Bob, and your buffoon friend is peddling antique information with a closed mind.┬ 


-M@


in the interval between his verbal assault on my guest for simply offering some historic perspective on psychedelics┬  and my guest and I separating ourselves from him heading down into the house , and his coming us down to the house with his aggressive and objectively irrational claims of his car being blocked -- at which time my guest had had enough . My guest is perhaps even more condemning of Mr Walker than I am . See , eg : Re: Re : Matt Walker insanity or a number of other items in the document directory linked to the summary of the events ,


I have been appalled by the incredible time and cost built into the system before one finally has a chance to face one's accuser .┬  I think your office ought to be sure Matt Walker will appear in February to face me and my witness to his behavior .


I consider my time every bit as valuable as yours . And this has cost me a lot . I was impressed by George Brauchler's emphasis on economy at last month's Teller County Republican meeting ( We happened to shake hands as I was in the second row on his way out ) . Like Jason Mikesell , George presents a much more accessible public interface . So , for his info , I'm messaging him about this exchange being available at http://cosy.com/y17/Insanity/DanMay1127.html .

I'm sorry this is playing out this way . I think it's one of the most absurd chapters in my life . But in the end I have faith that my fellow Teller County citizens will wonder more why all this cost was incurred on behalf of an irrational aggressive very heavy marijuana user to incarcerate a senior citizen who found no provocation sufficient to raise a hand against anyone in a quarter century .
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Peace thru Freedom
Honesty enforced thru Transparency ,

┬ Bob A
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