The King-Brown Case Goes On

December 10, 2014

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Three crooked politicians named United States Attorney Sally Quillian Yates (above), Assistant United States Attorney Lawrence R. Sommerfeld and Special Assistant United States Attorney Erin E. Sanders have nothing better to do than to continue to try to punish a couple of motorcycle enthusiasts named Sean King and Howard Brown – apparently because King and Brown refused to be human props in the stage managed spectacle of Yates, Summerfield and Sanders’ war on motorcycle clubs.

You have probably read this before. If you have, you probably can’t believe you are reading this again. Deal with it. Federal “justice” happens.

King, Brown and an American Outlaws Association regional club officer named Larry McDaniel were all prosecuted, not once but twice, for obstructing a federal proceeding after McDaniel ordered that patches and other items in the clubhouse of the Cleveland, Georgia chapter of the Black Pistons Motorcycle Club should be repossessed. McDaniel had learned that the chapter had been infiltrated by an undercover FBI agent and additional informants. Brown was the Georgia President of the Black Pistons. King was an Outlaws patch holder. Both men helped collect club insignia from members of the Cleveland chapter.

A federal judge dismissed the original case against the men after deciding that none of them had actually committed a crime. Then the government indicted the men again for obstructing the investigation. The government persisted even after the Ninth Circuit Court of Appeals ruled that FBI investigations are not court proceedings in August 2013. A judge dismissed part of the indictment last May. The rest of the indictment was dismissed in late September after a judge ruled the prosecution had failed to prove its case before a jury at trial. One of the defense attorneys said, “The Government’s legal foundation for this case was based upon a gross extension of the statutory language beyond reason.”

What Is Reason

Of course the case was beyond reason.

The point in a federal case like this one is not to arrive at justice, or lawfully punish someone for committing a crime. The point of cases like this is to short circuit the Fifth Amendment and the ancient concept of due process by using prosecution as a form of punishment. Victims targeted by the government are punished with home invasion, assault, slander, public shaming, pretrial incarceration and draconian fines that take the form of bonding fees, asset forfeiture and attorney fees. King and Brown both had to pay about $15,000 up front in order to secure actual, competent council – rather than some two-bit pettifogger who survives by ingratiating himself to narcissists like Yates, Summerfield and Sanders. And the ordeal is never speedy. This case has been going on for 28 months, not because it is a complicated but because Yates, Summerfield and Sanders intend to advance their careers by denying their victims justice.

In October, the two wronged men filed a motion for the reimbursement of their legal fees, citing a law called the Hyde Amendment which authorizes federal judges to reimburse innocent defendants “where the court finds that the position of the United States was vexatious, frivolous, or in bad faith.”

Outlaws Memorabilia

The government replied to the motion last month in a shameless, sophistical document that complained that because King and Brown had behaved legally the government ““was not able to bring the additional charges or indict the new targets it had anticipated it would charge.” The motion complained about “the contempt for law enforcement permeating throughout the outlaw club.” Finally the motion argued that the government need not “justify its prosecution.”

King’s lawyer, Adam M. Hames, replied to the government’s reply last Friday. Largely, he argued that, in this one case, prosecutors had clearly misbehaved.

One of the more interesting passages in his rebuttal, a recitation of fact that reinforces the argument that prosecutions are intended to punish without due process, reads: “Finally, yesterday the Government agreed to return a significant amount of the property seized from the Atlanta Chapter Clubhouse. Such evidence included pictures of deceased members, memorials to deceased members, patches, mirrors, clocks, t-shirts that were for sale, club jewelry, a Santa Claus riding a motorcycle, and other memorabilia. None of these things had any evidentiary value at all. Yet they were seized by the FBI and kept for two years without any real justification. None of these items were or could have been admissible by the Government in their case against these defendants. However, some of this evidence was exculpatory, but was not turned over.”

Yates Ambition

The motion filed last October might not be enough to reimburse King and Brown for a small part of the grief they have endured over the last two and a half years. A Georgia attorney who has looked at the case told The Aging Rebel:

“This motion has only a slight chance of actually being successful. No one remembers anything like this since the Richard Jewel case and that predated the Hyde Amendment. Even if Judge Story grants the motion, I do not know if the Government will write a check or appeal. The Government has a long time in which to make that decision. The local Assistant United States Attorney has to write a memo to the local Deputy U.S. Attorney. If he wants to proceed he has to write a memo to the U.S. Attorney for the District. If they still want to proceed, the U.S. Attorney has to write a  memo to the head of the criminal division. If the criminal division wants to proceed then they run it past the Attorney General and the Solicitor General. As you can imagine this process takes time. Given Ms. Yates ambition to move up at Justice, I would expect that the leaning would be towards appealing any award of fees or costs.”


15 Responses to “The King-Brown Case Goes On”

  1. BMW Says:

    Almost ALL current federal “assistant attorney generals” and federal judges are accomplished career criminals. That’s how they get ahead in their chosen field.

    Corruption starts when the neophyte AAGs realize that the police are regularly perjuring themselves at trial, and before long those same AAGs (who often start with high standards and ideals) find themselves subborning perjury, knowingly presenting false testimony and using appeals to prejudice and hatred to gain those all-important “wins” in hot cases.

    An assistant attorney general who refuses to do ANYTHING AND EVERYTHING to win gets shunted into a back office and NEVER climbs the career ladder. Current AAGs don’t want subordinates that are not “winners” willing to do ANYTHING to win. Not surprisingly, these days, more than a third of all lawyers either find themselves unable top work in the JUST-US system or perhaps just unwilling to become part of the legal meat-grinder.


  2. Martianshoes Says:

    @ Tiger,

    First things first, I am not a bro or a biker. Just a guy that is into live and let live.

    Anyway I began to notice a pattern about political campaigns and politicians. I have been researching for 6 years…and from what I read here about the IO and the obscene methods used to come at MC’s; I really believe that some CFR-type Globalist money and effort is behind it. Financing that brought us the RICO laws, passed NAFTA and installed some former Nobody’s as presidents…look it up, see how many Red\Blue politicians…are all CFR members. Check out their agenda. 1%s are the LAST thing they want, or need….

  3. Ipsick Says:

    We have a history of bad judgments by local SWAT.

    Oxnard Officer Killed by SWAT Team Leader
    Police: Slaying during drug raid was case of mistaken identity, chief says. Shooting occurred seconds after victim had thrown smoky ‘flash-bang’ grenade.



    OXNARD — The leader of an Oxnard police SWAT team fatally shot a fellow officer and close friend during a drug raid early Wednesday, a tragedy officials described as “a case of mistaken identity.”

    The fatal shotgun blasts came during one of 16 coordinated police assaults in western Ventura County on a suspected major drug ring dealing in cocaine and methamphetamine in the county.

    Officials said the fatal shooting took place just seconds after the victim, Oxnard Officer James Rex Jensen Jr., had hurled a smoky “flash-bang” diversionary grenade into a second-story hallway of an empty condominium where authorities had expected to find three armed suspects.

    Jensen, 30, promoted to the special weapons and tactics unit in July, was shot as many as three times in the shoulder and chest above his protective vest by veteran Sgt. Daniel Christian, 43, officials said.

    The Ventura resident–married and the father of two young daughters–was pronounced dead 25 minutes later in a hospital emergency room.

    At an afternoon news conference, grim police officials said they had not yet interviewed Christian, who was temporarily suspended pending an investigation. They said they did not know what caused him to mistake his partner for a suspected drug dealer during the commotion in the assault on the condominium. The diversionary device was loud, smoky and bright, they said.

    “This was a case of mistaken identity by the officer involved,” Oxnard Police Chief Harold Hurtt said.

    Officials described Christian as “in shock, numb.” Reached Wednesday morning, Christian said he was too upset to talk.

    Jensen’s father, Rex, of Salt Lake City, said the shooting represented his greatest fear for his only son.

    “I tried to dissuade him from being a police officer, but he said that was the kind of work he [wanted to do],” Rex Jensen said. “I didn’t want to see his wife a widow.”

    The raid on the condo in a quiet residential neighborhood near the Port Hueneme Navy base was part of a sweep of 16 dwellings and businesses in five cities that concluded a two-year investigation.

    All 14 suspects named in police warrants were arrested, including three who had been living in the Manzanita Avenue complex where Jensen was shot. Five handguns and a rifle were seized countywide. No one else was injured.

    Jensen, who was a Ventura County sheriff’s deputy before joining the Oxnard force in 1992, was described by Hurtt as an ambitious officer who had not only earned a promotion last year but was a leader in police union activities and a Little League baseball coach. He had spent Saturday helping to run a baseball camp for children.

    “He was one of our best,” Hurtt said.

    A particularly troubling aspect of the shooting was the involvement of two highly regarded officers, said Cmdr. John Crombach, who directed Wednesday’s raids in Oxnard. A former homicide investigator, Christian oversees the department’s Street Crimes Unit, whose seven members investigate youth gangs.

    “Dan is highly trained, an excellent tactician,” Crombach said. “He’s a great supervisor. This is what makes this really tough. We have some of our finest people involved.”

    The Ventura County district attorney’s office began an investigation of Jensen’s death at the request of Hurtt, officials said. The Oxnard department is conducting an internal inquiry.

    Jensen is the second Oxnard officer to be killed on duty since 1993. At least five other officers have died on the job since the department was formed in 1903.

  4. VAGO 1%er Says:

    There’s pics of that baby on the web. Really? NO ONE!!! has been taken to task for that sin?


  5. RVN69 Says:

    @lpsic, Very similar incident in Atlanta, threw a flash band into a crib during a drug raid. Infant severly burned, grand jury says SWAT acted in good faith!!!!

    Read somewhere that no federal prosecutor has ever been fired for prosecutial misconduct, some have been transfered but not one fired. Kinda makes you feel all warm and fuzzy doesn’t it.


  6. Ipsick Says:


    Sorry if this doesn’t fit but the people are going after the uber cops.

    OXNARD, Calif. — A lawsuit claims a 2-year-old boy was injured by shrapnel from a smoke bomb after Oxnard police looking for gang members raided the wrong home, a newspaper reported.

    The Ventura County Star ( ) said Saturday that the lawsuit filed in county Superior Court seeks unspecified damages for negligence, assault, false imprisonment, trespassing and emotional distress.

    “This was truly an example of complete incompetence,” family attorney Ron Bamieh told the newspaper. “If they did any due diligence, they would have known there was a family living there. The kids play on the front yard every single day.”

    The lawsuit said police and FBI agents broke the front windows and sent three smoke bombs into the condominium of Jose and Paulina Salinas before dawn on April 16, before crashing through the front door.

    The couple’s three children were at home.

    Bamieh said authorities were looking for a suspect who lived in the condominium before the Salinas family moved there.

    Oxnard Police Chief Jeri Williams told the newspaper that authorities were attempting to serve search warrants for gang members. She said authorities announce themselves before entering all households, the parents were not “detained” and an investigator stayed at the residence with the family.

    “We were looking for a violent subject or subjects when the unfortunate incident happened,” Williams said.

    According to the lawsuit, officers entered the home with guns drawn and ordered the family to “get down and put your hands to your head.” The lawsuit claims the family’s 10-year-old daughter and 6-year-old son saw the incident, were grabbed from behind their heads and shoved into a corner by law enforcement.

    Bamieh told the newspaper the officers then approached a bedroom where the couple’s 2-year-old son was sleeping. His mother tried to tell the officers her son was in the room but officers instead threw a smoke bomb into it. It detonated, and shrapnel from the blast hit the boy’s foot and leg, causing first-degree burns and glass cuts, according to the lawsuit. He was treated at a hospital.

    The home was left in shambles, according to the lawyer.

    “The incident left each member of the Salinas family physically and emotionally shaken, traumatized and in constant fear for their safety,” the lawsuit said. “They now feel their home is a dangerous place to live.”

    Read more here:

  7. tommy Says:

    In other words the politicians and FBI are poor losers

  8. Mad Matt Says:

    Right wing want to take our rights away? Do you know what a nationalist is? Or a fascist? I think you are sorely lacking your term “right wing”.


  9. Ride On Says:

    Thank you Rebel for bringing awareness of these injustices for the forefront. The average American goes about their life in an ignorant bliss in full back patting support of our legal system from the cops on the street up to the federal justice system, oblivious and unconcerned about the gross injustices taking place. Their attitude is one of “it’s not affecting me so why do I care”.

    My coworkers live in this mindless stupor unaware or even unwilling to consider that these injustices are the catalyst to further “illegal” persecutions which will in time overflow and affect every American citizen. Their too stupid to understand that trampling on the rights of all citizens is a process that takes place over time through continual increasing injustice in order to desensitize people. One of them even had the audacity to say they believe cops should have the legal right, free of prosecution to fabricate crime scenes in order to entrap and prosecute people. She is from Iraq, so I mentioned it should be acceptable for her son to be pulled over by a cop, ripped out of the car, thrown onto the street, handcuffed, beaten and arrested, held without bail, and prosecuted for terrorism without cause or proof, and have to prove his innocence. Her response “How could you ever think that would be ok to do to my son!?!?!” Though I proved my point, she was too stupid in her conceptual perfect world to even see the truth of the statement.

    Hail Caesar, we who are about to lose our rights salute you…

  10. Tiger Says:

    We are heading down the road of those down under. The right-wing is wanting to remove all of our freedoms as Americans to freely associate with who we chose. They are scared of the truth being out there. The left-wing wants to shame all to give everything to the rest of the world even though it is needed here.

    What the fuck has become of the country that was protected and fought for by many who would be deemed a criminal or politically incorrect by our (ahem) leaders. If I can be charged with a crime because I care about brothers or associates enough to not allow them to be entrapped by lies and deceptive acts of our government. Then where did our bill of rights and the constitution go?
    Was it to start a fire in the fireplace in the whitehouse right after the patriot act was signed?
    Or NAFTA?
    Our government has gone rogue and it will keep getting worse.
    This is disgusting that they still are being harassed by the justice system. There is no justice anymore. These prosecutors should be jailed not defendants.
    May the AOA hold strong and may justice prevail for the continued harassment of all those who ride and seek to be free.

    FTP/FTW. Fuck’em all

  11. popeye Says:

    After watching the clip . Any grand jury hearing is in itself guilty of prosecutorial misconduct. “when the prosecutor misbehaives to a extent where the predudice is so overwhelming because of what he or she did that the fairness is gone.” The prosecutor in a grand jury hearing walks the jury through the “facts” of the case in such a way as the get an indictment. The prosecutor can say or lie about anything he wants to get the outcome he desires. Theres a saying that a prosecutor can get a Grand jury to indict a ham sandwich. There are very few cases that are not indicted and they are the ones the prosecutor is protecting someone. An example would be the Tipton case. The prosecutor essentially won her case before it had a chance to got to trial by telling the jury about a “law abiding” police club versus a Outlaw club. Even going so far as to introduce Tiptons legal record. This is how cops win their police brutality ,domestic brutality and illegal search and seizure cases. This is how Garner , the man choked to death in NYC lost his case before it ever started. As long as no one is at the grand jury hearing to dipute what the prosecutor says ,theres never going to be a day in court for many people unjustly charged with a crime.

  12. CN Says:

    The recent Ferguson Street Theater presents a tempting model with which to employ a united front bent on redressing our grievances with plenty of former “occupy” hordes who stangely enough actually do hit the streets in freezing weather such that the common myth of only summertime soldiers being made more or less bullshit. Point being, if they can, why not us? The formula seems to go something along the lines of 1.) Video the Cops being Cops. 2.) Get the film to the media. 3.) Organize a rally and invite everybody then have a few grieving widows & orphans to do interviews while the rest of us figure out how to stay warm long enough for the G.I Joe Cops to show up in their Army Surplus tanks and of course CNN, MSNBC & FOX. Unfortunately, this new dynamic does not allow for the aggrieved to have any firearms and last but not least we have to come up with a snappy catch phrase (Hands Up Don’t Shoot & I Can’t Breathe are already taken). And, given that we all have motorcycles the Street Theater will be a lot cooler looking on prime time TV. I hear Rolling Stone is desperate for a non-fiction cause celeb and shit! We’ve got a big ol’ book of real Police Brutality. This shit writes itself! Just get the COC’s nationwide to agree on a set date, synchronize our watches and make sure our tanks are topped off.

    Obviously I’m running the risk of being accused of not taking our collective plight seriously. Our other choices are pursuing our aims within the courts or direct action neither of which are gonna’ end well. But, if the ghetto crowd can pull this off as well as the return of the occupy wallstreeters, we should be able to rack these balls and clear the table on the break. Or, we can go back to waiting for the SWAT Teams to hit us again & again without so much as a by your leave.

  13. T Hell Says:

    I fear when the AOA wins this battle we will all celebrate in the streets… and be arrested for not having a permit to do so. Shoulder to shoulder and arm in arm we will prevail. FTF, FTP

  14. stroker Says:

    This kind of shit just makes me sick!
    Ok, so the gubmint nutcases (Yates et al) couldn’t make their bogus case stick under the law, which they tried to subvert. So now, when it’s time for retribution, they decide they’ll just argue or change the law, to suit their own ends.
    Memos. Yeah, that’s the legal process, memo everybody, and then blame any non-action on whoever didn’t GET the memo!
    This ain’t the fucking America I grew up in. I don’t know what it is, but it looks more and more like a burgeoning police state, controlled by gubmint gangsters!



  15. Paladin Says:

    Because the Government is funded with the tax payer’s money, they will never quit, even when the “referees” have called “game over” The Government has never been, nor will it ever be accused of anything resembling sportsman like conduct.

    Long May You Ride (to those that deserve to),


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