72 ( now 73 ) year old ( me ) facing 2 to 6 years prison for assault -- one thrust with one hand expelling from my personal space ( I smashed my left leg in a climbing accident 45 years ago so can't reach any able bodied person outside arm's length ) -- on an objectively irrational raging , in your face ( had to be ) 35 year old who thru his irrational rage at the first guest , an accomplished elder computer scientist & mathematician , for his refusing to share his "vape" and questioning his total faith in marijuana destroyed a week's annual party preparation
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My deep apologies to all who may have shown up
expecting a pleasant friendly afternoon
Matt Walker , tenant in the out cabin on our property , called the Teller County Police to arrest me for assault as this year's CoSy MidSummer party was just getting underway .
Thoughts from ~ 40 hours with nothing to do but think about it in
holding room 4 in Teller County Jail
Location of the events
While Matt's insane verbal aggression against my guest began almost immediately causing him to indicate that he would leave if Matt were to be at the party , the objective irrationality was displayed when after my guest and I had disengaged and proceeded down around to the house and begun chatting , etc , Matt came down and angrily claimed my guest's Porsche Cayenne was blocking his driveway and he couldn't get out .
Matt's truck and trailer were along the fenced area at the left and where they had been for about a week . My guest parked his Cayenne in front of them . Matt's 4WD SUV was over in front of the cabin .
Matt could have driven out anywhere across the field as he had many times before . ( Apparently he repeated the assertion that he was blocked in in a phone call to my sister to pick up Amos , our dog , talking about nails or whatever being in the field and she could not comprehend what he was talking about . I have asked her to write an email describing the conversation . )
Whatever the case , Matt could have asked politely for my guest to move his car . But , of course , the premise was insane .
When I related the circumstances of my facing , as it turns out , a far higher charge than any of my fellow inmates with whom I chatted , several made comments about how regulations have become so specific they preclude the application of common sense by the investigating officers .
The officers really need body cams . The initial behavior of the individuals involved is about the most important information the court , now with 21st century technology , can include in its judgments .
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