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National Jury Rights Day: September 5th Local Outreach

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Written by: Nathan Cox Virginia Cop Block is supporting and will be involved with Fully Informed Jury Association‘s “Jury Right’s Day” this coming Friday, September 5th. Virginia Cop Block’s involvement will include making posts on our Facebook page concerning recent examples of Jury Nullification as well as individuals volunteering their time to hand out Jury

VIDEO: Petersburg Police Department’s Charade Press Conference (Correction)

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Written By: Nathan Cox (Correction: Virginia Cop Block originally published on July 21st that Petersburg does not have an active chapter of the NAACP. This information was published due to inaccurate information that was given to us by two members of Chesterfield County’s NAACP, one member being L.J McCoy, the President of that chapter. McCoy

PWC Commonwealth Attorney – Paul Ebert – Ham Sandwich or Hot dogs?

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FROM THE FULL COURT PRESS: We all remember Paul Ebert from the Lorena Bobbit “penis removal” case where she was acquitted of severing her “then” husband, John Wayne Bobbit’s, penis off while he was sleeping. To summarize, Lorena took “the penis”  with her while she got into her vehicle and drove away, throwing it along

Virginia: 26th Judicial Circuit Judgeship Nominations

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The Full Court Press(“TFCP”) FROM THE FULL COURT PRESS – wrote about a Family Court Judge in Winchester Virginia previously on June 27th ,2014 –  regarding a Man who was jailed by Judge Beth Kellas Burton. Rand Cadmus caught Judge Burton acting-out on her Bench and illegitimately threatening him in her Family courtroom.  Cadmus notified

National Jury Rights Day: September 5th Local Outreach

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Written by: Nathan Cox

Virginia Cop Block is supporting and will be involved with Fully Informed Jury Association‘s “Jury Right’s Day” this coming Friday, September 5th.

Virginia Cop Block’s involvement will include making posts on our Facebook page concerning recent examples of Jury Nullification as well as individuals volunteering their time to hand out Jury Rights information outside of local court houses in the Richmond area.

The Fully Informed Jury Association’s National Press Release about this can be found here.

As many of you readers already know and understand, Virginia Cop Block is more than just a (decentralized) organization that aims to help hold Law Enforcement and the “Justice” System accountable; we also have a very heavy focus on educating individuals on their civil rights, which is why we created and launched the “Liberty Empowerment Project” a couple of years ago and raised money to print 10,000 “Liberty Empowerment Packets” which included information on the project itself, Virginia Cop Block, Individual Rights, Your rights when dealing with the police, Jury Rights and Helpful information when having to deal with going to court and handling various charges. Volunteers went person to person and door to door in local Richmond Communities handing out this information. The Project was a great success and we just so happen to currently be raising more funds to reprint all of that material. In addition to that project, we also leased out (short lease) two digital billboards in the RVA area that promoted the message of Police Accountability and Jury Nullification.

If you are interested in joining in on the outreach or for more information on the September 5th outreach see the Facebook Event.
There will be a major push this coming legislative session to get a Jury Nullification Bill passed, like New Hampshire recently did.
Fore more information on Jury Rights and Jury Nullification I recommend watching the following videos / reading the following articles:



NY Times Article about Jury Nullification.
FlexYourRights.org article on Jury Nullification.
The Tenth Amendment Center Article on Jury Rights.
Truth-Out Article about Jury Nullification.
TheNation.com article on Jury Nullification.

VIDEO: Petersburg Police Department’s Charade Press Conference (Correction)

Picture Credit goes to NBC 12

Written By: Nathan Cox

(Correction: Virginia Cop Block originally published on July 21st that Petersburg does not have an active chapter of the NAACP. This information was published due to inaccurate information that was given to us by two members of Chesterfield County’s NAACP, one member being L.J McCoy, the President of that chapter. McCoy did say the Petersburg NAACP chapter had not been active for 6 or more years. However we learned today, July 23rd, that Alenza Mayfield did in fact re-institute the chapter back around the March time-frame of this year. My personal apologies to Mayfield for the error. – Nathan Cox)

On Friday July 18th, Petersburg Police Chief, John Dixon and NAACP’s Alzena Mayfield, President of the Petersburg chapter held an impromptu press conference at the Petersburg Police Department.  The Petersburg community has been waiting for well over one month now to see if Officer Vance Richards will be held accountable for assaulting Devin Thomas for simply recording a traffic stop. Various individuals from the Petersburg community, as well as neighboring counties, are concerned about what has been happening and have reached out to express their desire to have a town hall style gathering with Chief Dixon, to no avail thus far. A number of individuals as well as members of the media like Brent Solomon, a reporter for NBC 12, are concerned about this matter and are eager and patiently waiting to hear the results of this “internal investigation”.

The police do not like transparency and accountability and it doesn’t matter if this accountability is coming from your “average citizen” or the local media; they don’t like you questioning them (or their “authority”). They will either refuse to respond to emails, phone calls or deliberately dodge and dance around answering a question like Florida Governor Rick Scott, who recently dodged answering questions to the Press about the Police in Florida.

Jimmy Higgins, an active individual with Virginia Cop Block, activist and independent journalist, has called up to the department on multiple occasions inquiring about the investigation. Mr. Higgins has specifically tried to find out if the investigation has been concluded. Each time, Jimmy has been told either “No Comment” or that “the department is not giving out the results of the investigation.” Brent Solomon told me on July 9th that he called the department that day to inquire about the investigation. Solomon relayed what they said and he told me,“The investigation continues and that they will make a comment after the court proceedings are over.” 

I find that interesting for two reasons. The first reason is the P.P.D realizes that if the investigation results show that officer Vance Richards did in fact unjustly assault Devin Thomas (in the head) with a baton, then the two false charges against Thomas would have to be dropped. Thanks to investigative journalist A.J Lagoe, who formally worked with Richmond’s WRIC – 8, we already know that the P.P.D is willing to do what it takes to get a conviction. On a quick side note, it’s very troubling and concerning that these investigations are “internal”. Is that not a conflict of interest? Shouldn’t investigations be independent? Do you think internal investigations are overall effective and productive? What about fair? Here is just one internal investigation that clearly shows the investigator is partial, since they are on the same team. 

The second reason I find the P.P.D’s response to Brent Solomon interesting is because of what was said by the Chief Dixon at the News Conference. Ashley Monfort who covers this story mentions that this is the first time Chief Dixon has spoke out about this Thomas incident – which occurred more than a month ago! In the video below Dixon states, “We have not concluded this investigation partly because they have not sat down and talked with us about the investigation so we can’t bring it to a conclusion.” Does it sound like he’s redirecting responsibility?

NBC12.com – Richmond, VA News

Dixon’s statement is not entirely accurate. Read more

PWC Commonwealth Attorney – Paul Ebert – Ham Sandwich or Hot dogs?

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FROM THE FULL COURT PRESS: We all remember Paul Ebert from the Lorena Bobbit “penis removal” case where she was acquitted of severing her “then” husband, John Wayne Bobbit’s, penis off while he was sleeping.

To summarize, Lorena took “the penis”  with her while she got into her vehicle and drove away, throwing it along side of the road.  PWC Police found “the penis” and placed it on ice.  John Wayne had the penis reattached in a lengthy surgery.  John Wayne has since divorced Lorena and touts professions such as “Porn Star” and “Car Washer” since that horrendous debacle.

In the prosecution of Lorena Bobbit, Paul Ebert, failed to get a conviction and subsequently Lorena walked free for such a crime and de-masculating gruesome act of torture.

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Virginia: 26th Judicial Circuit Judgeship Nominations

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The Full Court Press(“TFCP”) FROM THE FULL COURT PRESSwrote about a Family Court Judge in Winchester Virginia previously on June 27th ,2014 –  regarding a Man who was jailed by Judge Beth Kellas Burton.

Rand Cadmus caught Judge Burton acting-out on her Bench and illegitimately threatening him in her Family courtroom.  Cadmus notified the Court that he had recorded  his own proceeding and Judge Burton literally hit the roof.

In an effort to cover-up her misdeeds and horrible behavior, she  arguably,  committed a crime.  Burton used the Bailiff’s in the courtroom and not only conspired with them but through force, took the recording device and attempted to erase her own courtroom antics that Cadmus “caught on tape” after she incarcerated him.

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Update: Winchester Va -Public Defender’s Office is Fired and All Charges Dismissed

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FROM: THE FULL COURT PRESS – Last week, TFCP posted an article about Ms Cindy Shin and the Winchester Public Defender’s office in Winchester Virginia.

A young lady who had been caught in the Winchester “Litigation Vortex” had her cases continued for nearly “one year” to no fault of her own.  Though, the docket states that she had initiated at least one continuance, the fact was that the Court failed to properly appoint legal counsel to the young lady.

TFCP sat in all of the hearings beginning January 3rd 2014 and watched the Commonwealth Attorney’s office frivolously continue the case “knowing”….. THE WHOLE STORY HERE

 

Pro Se litigant sues and Beats Virginia Sheriff on FOIA Violation

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FROM THE FULL COURT PRESS – In early 2014, The Frederick County Sheriff, Robert T. Williamson was sued in Frederick County General District Court for failing to respond to a simple FOIA request.

The Plaintiff, Rand Cadmus,  had been attempting to extract information out of the Frederick County Sheriff’s Dept for (4) months.  Email after email back and forth until the Frederick County Sheriff’s Doug Lang ended with “We will not repond to your emails[sic]).

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Judge Beth Kellas Burton – Dangerously Abusive and Should be Removed

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FROM: THE FULL COURT PRESS – On August 26, 2013, Rand Cadmus appeared in Juvenile  and Domestic Relations Court regarding an illegitimate protective order that Deputy Doug Nicholson issued towards him as well as assault charges.  All of the charges were immediately dropped.

During this shenanigan facilitated by the Frederick County Sheriff’s Department and Deputy Doug Nicholson – Cadmus’s mother died after he had an emergency welfare check done on his mother.  FCSD refused to have her admitted for evaluation.

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Case Dismissed In Trooper Melanie McKenney vs VACB Founder Nathan Cox (Update: Saga Continues)

Written By: Nathan Cox

I was due in Hanover Court on Monday June 23rd at 9:30 in regards to a Civil Lawsuit where Virginia State Trooper Melanie McKenney was/ is trying to sue me for “Defamation”. The small claims court room was in the basement of the General District Court. Virginia State Police Employee, Melanie McKenney failed to show up. My case was the first called, we told the Judge we would wait around for 15 minutes. After waiting with no appearance by McKenney, the Judge dismissed the case.

Now Today, June 26th, 2015 I receive mail from McKenney, that was a copy of a letter she sent to the Judge the day after our Court Date, apologizing for her absence and requesting/ submitting a motion to reopen the case. See pictures below. Read more

Speeding by Radar in Virginia (Part 2) -The Radar Devices

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(See Part 1)This is a short primer to the Radar and other Methods LEO use to track speeds in the performance of their duty to control traffic on the public streets in your city or town.

This is not to be construed as an all inclusive expose but only as a guide to building your defense for a Speeding by Radar in Va Code 46.2-882 as used in conjunction with (Part 1) of this series. Ultimately, there are four types of radar that Virginia Law codifies in the statutes:  (1) a laser speed determination devise (2) radar (3) a microchip connected to the speedometer of the car (4) microchip aboard a plane or helicopter(VASCAR).

If  LEO is using any other type of device to obtain speed from your vehicle, it is illegal and subject to being dismissed because its not authorized by the Virginia Statute.  That does not happen as often as it used to because the Law has been molded to include almost anything that is currently on the market. Read more

Stafford County, VA – Courthouse Corruption

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Posted from THE FULL COURT PRESS

The Full Court Press(“TFCP”) went to Stafford County Circuit Court on June 23,2014 to sit in on a pivotal Pro-Se FOIA lawsuit commenced by  Herbert Lux.  Herb, is an experienced self litigator and has several Appellate Court reversals under his belt.  At 65, Lux is the quentisential Godfather of all  Virginia Pro-se activists who assert their rights in the State  and Federal courts.

           In this case, Lux had issued subpoenas to the Commonwealth’s Attorney’s staff in Stafford County for the purpose of proving that the Commonwealth Attorney was willfully hiding information and conspiring

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