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    Default The Whites seek the release of the Ramsey indictment in its entirety

    Their objective is to force public disclosure, without redactions, of ALL 18 pages that Garnett submitted to the court in Brennan v Garnett last fall. Only 4 of the 18 pages were ordered released by the court, with the remainder, redacted. They are also trying to force the DA to disclose any additional records of official action in the form of indictments by the 1998-99 Boulder grand jury. On its own, the complaint may be a bit hard to follow, therefore, the pleadings and orders in Brennan v. Garnett are included with the file.
    Also attached is the Colorado Supreme Court's 2008 ruling in People v. Thompson.
    People v. Thompson is the law in Colorado on mandatory public disclosure of indictments in their entirety. A portion of that ruling says, “Neither does Crim. P. 7 contain any requirement that only the “essential facts” be made public; to the contrary, the entire indictment is presented in open court.”
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    Although the mainstream media will be Johnny-on-the-spot if Fleet is successful in his pursuit and probably give it their usual three to five days of attention, it’s good to see that Alan Prendergast has come through again as one of the few who truly cares.

    JonBenet case: Fleet White sues for release of grand jury documents accusing girl's parents


    By Alan Prendergast Fri., Jul. 11 2014

    A prominent Boulder couple, former close friends of John and Patsy Ramsey, have filed a lawsuit seeking the full release of long-suppressed documents drafted by a grand jury investigating the 1996 murder of the Ramseys' six-year-old daughter, JonBenet. Last fall a judge released four redacted pages from eighteen pages of "official action" documents prepared by the grand jury, indicating that the panel had sought to indict JonBenet's parents for felony child abuse resulting in death and on an accessory charge -- but Fleet and Priscilla White contend that the remaining documents may also contain information the public is entitled to know.

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    Judge Robert Lowenbach ruled that Brennan and the public are entitled to view only a small portion of the documents submitted by the DA's office for the judge's inspection, consisting of the general language of the charges being sought (and no specifics of the actions prompting those charges). White, who was John Ramsey's sailing buddy before a highly publicized falling out shortly after JonBenet's death, believes the full record of official actions taken by the grand jury, including possibly other charges considered or rejected, should be released.

    "We can only assume that there's other stuff in there that one would find in a criminal indictment," he says. "[Boulder District Attorney Stan] Garnett gave all this material to the court. Why would he give them anything that isn't relevant to an indictment?"

    The Whites' complaint, filed earlier this week, cites a strong precedent for the full release of information detailed in a grand jury indictment. In 2007, regarding a battle over access to the extensive indictment of Aaron Thompson in the death of his daughter Aarone, the Colorado Supreme Court ruled that state law "requires the indictment to be released for public inspection in its entirety."

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    http://blogs.westword.com/latestword..._documents.php
    Last edited by Cherokee; July 14, 2014, 3:57 pm at Mon Jul 14 15:57:02 UTC 2014. Reason: spacing

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    Good for Alan Prendergast!!!!

    Alan is one of the few reporters left in Colorado who hasn't drunk the Ramsey Kool-aid! He was also one of the few who raised cain about Michael Tracey years ago when it was found Tracey used public university funds to pay his phone bills, etc. in order to string John Michael Karr along. Of course, nothing was ever done about it, and Tracey never had to repay anything, but at least, Alan had the courage to stand up and report it!

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    Quote Originally Posted by Cherokee View Post
    Good for Alan Prendergast!!!!

    Alan is one of the few reporters left in Colorado who hasn't drunk the Ramsey Kool-aid! He was also one of the few who raised cain about Michael Tracey years ago when it was found Tracey used public university funds to pay his phone bills, etc. in order to string John Michael Karr along. Of course, nothing was ever done about it, and Tracey never had to repay anything, but at least, Alan had the courage to stand up and report it!
    How Tracey escaped retribution is beyond comprehension. Was there a shortage of tar and feathers?

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    Peter Boyles interviews Alan Prendergast about the Westword story he authored concerning the White’s attempt to have the entire indictment released.


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    Quote Originally Posted by cynic View Post

    How Tracey escaped retribution is beyond comprehension. Was there a shortage of tar and feathers?
    Yes, and also cojones.

    However, there WAS plenty of corruption and CYA to make up for the lack of outrage, truth, integrity and courage. You know, just another day in the Ramsey case.

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    Thanks Cynic. Just listened to Peter Boyles. He makes no bones about who did it. I think that has been hie position all along. Pendergast was interesting too.
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    I’ve attached the latest pleadings in the attempt by the Whites to force the release of the Ramsey indictment. Those attachments may be found as an edit to the first post of this thread.
    The DA’s office has, as expected, moved to dismiss, and will undoubtedly continue along the path of refusal until such time as a court ruling would order the release.
    There are a few interesting things within the latest documents.
    The Whites found it bizarre, as do I, that the DA’s office said the following, “The allegations contained in Paragraph 8 of the Plaintiffs’ Complaint and Application for Order to Show Cause are neither admitted nor denied. Defendant is unaware of any attempts to cast suspicion on Plaintiffs.” (Found in the attachment titled, “Garnett's 7-24 answer and response to complaint.”
    Also of note is the inclusion of supporting letter sent by the Whites to Judge Lowenbach at the time of Brennan v. Garnett case which may be found in the attachment titled, “White's 7-31 reply to Garnett's answerand response.”I found this portion of the letter to be particularly outstanding:
    In regard to his apparent decision in 1999 to not sign and file the grand jury’s indictment against the Ramseys, it is possible that Mr. Hunter was motivated in part by ethical considerations not to charge people with crimes unless he believed he could prove guilt beyond a reasonable doubt. On the other hand, Mr.Hunter apparently had no such ethical qualms in February' 2000 when it came to publishing Ms. Krebs’ lies for the purpose of destroying Fleet and Priscilla White and pushing them under the “umbrella.”
    We support Plaintiffs’ request for disclosure of the written indictment that was prepared for and signed by the grand jury since doing so may provide a basis for (1) vindication of our family from accusations relating to the homicide of JonBenet Ramsey and (2) public scrutiny of Mr.Hunter’s motives and official conduct with respect to the grand jury proceedings and the Ramsey investigation in general.

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    The case was dismissed with prejudice.
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    Fleet and Priscilla have filed a motion to have the case turned over to a different judge.
    The reason revolves around the affiliation between Judge Hartman and Mimi Wesson who was heavily involved in the Brennan v Garnett case. Interestingly, in that litigation Judge Hartman recused himself and the matter was turned over to Judge Lowenbach who ultimately ruled and concluded the case.
    See the attachment.
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    Quote Originally Posted by cynic View Post
    Fleet and Priscilla have filed a motion to have the case turned over to a different judge.

    The reason revolves around the affiliation between Judge Hartman and Mimi Wesson who was heavily involved in the Brennan v Garnett case. Interestingly, in that litigation Judge Hartman recused himself and the matter was turned over to Judge Lowenbach who ultimately ruled and concluded the case.

    See the attachment.
    I hope the motion is successful. Unfortunately, the corrupt world of Boulder politics has hammered home this reality: good guys don't always win.



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