From Michael Volpe:
From Michael Volpe:
Infowars.com – APRIL 8, 2015 190 Comments
Flashback to a classic history lesson about Paul Revere by ABC’s Schoolhouse Rock and Andy Griffith produced by Infowars reporter Darrin McBreen.
Local Citizens Rally Support for Sandra Grazzini-Rucki, Express Disgust with Dakota County Attorney James Backstrom…
(July 28, 2016) Sandra Grazzini-Rucki was found guilty of six counts of felony deprivation of parental rights. This occurred after substantial amounts of evidence were suppressed by Judge Karen Asphaug, and withheld from the jury.
After the verdict was read, Sandra was taken into custody. A strange move considering that Sandra had been released on her own recognizance (Feb. 24th) after the original $1 million bail was dropped.Sandra poses no threat to society, and there are no indications that she is a flight risk. She has no prior criminal history, has remained law abiding, and has attended all court dates. Despite this, bail was set at $100,000 without conditions or $50,000 with conditions. Attorney Stephen Grigsby said it is “incomprehensible” how the court could increase her bail.
Citizens from Dakota County and surrounding areas expressed disgust at County Attorney James Backstrom and his mishandling of the case. The citizens showed up at the courthouse in a strong show of solidarity to give donations to contribute towards Sandra’s bond, so that she would be released from jail.
There were comments heard among the crowd – they were upset with James Backstrom that he exploited Grazzini-Rucki case for political reasons and that the children were subjected to unnecessary trauma.One anonymous comment, “The county used this case to try to make a point, and exploited the children.”Another concern was that Dakota County exaggerated the Grazzini-Rucki case, and incurred unnecessary expense with tax payer dollars.
Due to their efforts, and support, Sandra Grazzini-Rucki was released on bond. Sentencing is scheduled for September 21st.
BREAKING: Sandra Grazzini-Rucki was found NOT GUILTY of 2 counts of causing children to be runaways – GUILTY on 6 counts.
The jury started deliberations in the Sandra Grazzini-Rucki case at 1:00 pm today. No verdict reached. Will resume deliberations on Thursday, July 28th at 9:00 am.
At the beginning of this trial, a sign was posted on the courtroom door that stated:
Okay, let’s recap some of the fairness that Dakota County has demonstrated in 19HA-CR-15-2669 State of Minnesota vs Sandra Grazzini-Rucki.
It should also be noted that David Rucki was shaking hands with Dakota County Attorney James Backstrom in the court hallway today.
It’s always been the State’s position that the girls didn’t run away.” Kathryn Keena Assistant Dakota County Attorney (Stated at the May 12th Contested Omnibus Hearing ~ State of MN vs. Doug and Gina Dahlen).
Don’t change that dial. We’ll have more tomorrow!
On the same day of the trial (Day 5), July 25th, 2016, Michael-Cindy tattled to the bailiff that Dede Evavold was a witness and couldn’t be in the courtroom. Oh but wait, she had been released from her subpoena on July 21st, 2016.
Funny how Michael-Cindy also never reported on the surveilance video of David Rucki’s stalking behavior at Sandra Grazzini-Rucki’s residence and photos of stalking and harassing at US Bank with children in the car as witnesses. Also never mentioned is the fact that an order for protection was in place.
Today closing statements are scheduled to begin at 10AM. It’s clear that this has been a rigged case from the beginning. We can only hope that the jury is able to see through the minutia and that they are given a thorough explanation of the affirmative defense:
(1) the person reasonably believed the action taken was necessary to protect the child from physical or sexual assault or substantial emotional harm;
The verdict must be unanimous, so even if one juror disagrees with the rest of the jurors and votes differently, a verdict can’t be returned to the court. This right provides great protection to the defendant and requires the government to have to prove to each juror that the defendant committed the charged crime.
Excerpts from Why Juries Must Agree
Typically, judges declare mistrials when a jury is unable to reach unanimous agreement on conviction or acquittal.
In the event of a mistrial, the government has a choice: It can abandon the prosecution entirely or try for a retrial.
The requirement puts a serious line of defense between the accused and the government, with its vast resources, said Thaddeus Hoffmeister, a law professor at the University of Dayton. “You want to stack the deck a little against the government,” he said.
The difficulty in achieving a unanimous verdict also serves a purpose. “There’s evidence that those juries deliberate longer, lead to discussions that might not otherwise take place,” said Sherry Colb, a law professor at Cornell.