BACK FROM THE BIG HOUSE

So. . . there’s 120 days of my life that I’ll never get back!

Most of you know that my trial was scheduled from September 26th-September 29th, 2016.

The trial went forward despite my arguments regarding witness tampering and obstruction of justice due to illegal withholding of a portion of my evidence. Also, the evidence I did receive was not disclosed in time to afford me the opportunity to make beneficial use of it. (Received on September 1st and trial was scheduled for September 26th).

Judge Asphaug also demonstrated prejudicial judicial conduct by granting the State’s motion to have substantial exonerating evidence not introduced in the trial.

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I did not have a settlement conference and was offered a plea deal on the first day of my trial. As I’ve said numerous times before, the goal was always to have me plead guilty or be found guilty without access to all of my evidence. After I declined the plea deal, the attitude of the prosecutor and the judge changed significantly and became quite hostile. Here’s the thing, a statement must be free and voluntary, not extracted by any sorts of threats or promises, however slight. Judge Asphaug indicated that if I lost by having a jury trial, she would have the ability to impose a harsh sentence which is exactly what happened. Plea bargaining extorts guilty pleas and the trial tax is just another way to tilt the playing field in favor of the state.

Below is an excerpt from Trial Tax And Plea Bargaining   BY  

“There’s no law written saying that exercising your right to a jury trial and losing will cost you more. There’s this euphemism in legal land called a “trial tax.”  If you exercise your constitutional right to a trial and lose, you typically get reamed even harder than if you took a plea deal.
Why? The incredible amount of unnecessary and unjust laws you could break bog down the courts. Rather than give every defendant his day in court, plea deals are offered. Courts use the “trial tax” as an excuse to discourage jury trials.  Judges, prosecutors, and court staff perceive this fundamental right of our American republic as an inconvenience and intimidate the accused into taking deals struck in back rooms.
Remember this next time it is presumed that our courts and laws are fair: Court personnel consider due process a punishable offense.”

Also, I was originally charged with two felony counts and four additional charges were added. This dirty trick is called charge stacking. Read more about this tactic below:

Prosecutors, Charge Stacking, and Plea Deals 

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As Attorney Michelle MacDonald once told me, “This is a process of torture where heavier and heavier weights are placed on the chest of the defendant until they either suffocate or confess.”

I did not suffocate nor did I confess to criminal behavior that did not exist.

Below are my special conditions of probation:

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Below are two additional conditions that were not in the community corrections document.

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roa0002It’s clear that this was a malicious prosecution and that I was deprived of the right to a fair trial before an impartial judge. This was also a manipulation of public opinion by false media reports and retaliation for putting the system on trial.

Stay tuned for further updates.

Wave Of A Gavel

Sandra Grazzini-Rucki is sentenced in domestic case

by Michael VolpeSep 23, 2016

Sandra Grazzini-Rucki has been sentenced to six years’ probation plus one hundred and eight days in jail for her role in her two daughters’ running away.

HASTINGS, Minnesota, September 23, 2016- Sandra Grazzini-Rucki has been sentenced to six years’ probation and an extra one hundred and eight days in jail for her role in her two daughters’ running away.

Grazzini-Rucki was to serve thirty days immediately and fifteen days each of the next six years on the anniversary of the date authorities found her two daughters, November 17. However, Grazzini-Rucki chose to serve the sentence all at once, a total of as long as 233 days, according to the Minneapolis Star Tribune.

Judge Asphaug handed down the sentence even though the prosecutor, Kathryn Keena, asked for only the probation and no jail time. Keena said she was fulfilling a promise made to Grazzini-Rucki’s daughter, Samantha, one of the two daughters who ran away.

Judge Asphaug imposed the unusual sentence after disallowing nearly all of the evidence Grazzini-Rucki intended to use in support of her affirmative defense. Grazzini-Rucki argued that she hid her daughters to protect them from an unsafe environment.

The criminal record of Grazzini-Rucki’s ex-husband, David Rucki including a bar fight, road rage incident, numerous incidents of stalking and numerous violations of orders for protection, were all disallowed.

Child Protection reports, including one made by Nico Rucki in which he claimed his father held a gun to his head, were also disallowed.

Judge Asphaug’s chambers directed all calls to Beau Berentson, public affairs officer for the Minnesota courts, who did not respond to an email for comment.

David Rucki made a victim impact statement which included the following statement:

“She is not the same woman I married twenty-five years ago. Sandy, that woman, is gone. She doesn’t realize how blessed she is. She cannot comprehend the pain and trauma on her children. We need to free Sandra from her distorted reality. How Sandy thought alienation of the family was a good plan? Nico was forced by Sandy to write false statement on Facebook. They were not the truth they were his mother’s words.”

Rucki thanked several people including the Lakeville Police Department, his sister Tammi and Brandon Stahl of the Minneapolis Star Tribune.

The Lakeville Police Department has declined all comments on the case directing all questions to the Dakota County Prosecutor’s Office which did not respond to several CDN emails for comment. An email to David Rucki’s attorney, Lisa Elliott, was also left unreturned.

Stahl wrote an explosive story on the case in April 2015 when Dale Nathan first revealed that he was in the care of Grazzini-Rucki on April 19, 2013. Nathan would repeat this story several times including on ABC’s 20/20. Stahl wrote the story on the two-year anniversary of the girls’ disappearance. Curiously, however, Stahl confirmed to CDN that this was the first story he’d written on the case.

CDN learned that a third party approached Stahl in January of 2015 asking that he write about Sandra Grazzini-Rucki but Stahl declined saying the presence of Nathan posed a problem since he was a disbarred lawyer at the time. Stahl declined to comment when CDN asked why Nathan’s presence was no longer an issue.

Stahl has also declined to provide details of David Rucki’s voluminous criminal and violent history. Stahl also declined to write about Samantha Rucki’s June 30, 2016 police interview when CDN provided it to him.

In that interview Samantha Rucki said she was pressured into recanting by her father, running away was her idea, and she reiterated her father was an abuser .

Read more at http://www.commdiginews.com/life/sandra-grazzini-rucki-sentenced-71420/#jtxfFIM17yZU85bi.99

Lion News: Exclusive Video Of Samantha Rucki Testifying Her Testimony Is Not Of Her Free Will?

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LION NEWS: EXCLUSIVE VIDEO OF SAMANTHA RUCKI CALLING DAKOTA CO. JUDGE KNUTSON A “DICK”

Lion News: Exclusive Video Of Samantha Rucki Calling Dakota County Judge Knutson A “Dick”?

Part 2 – Inside Story Of The Rigged High-Profile Sandra Grazzini-Rucki Criminal Case

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LION NEWS IS A LOCAL GRASSROOTS MEDIA OUTLET. LION NEWS FOCUSES IN ON LOCAL CORRUPTION.   

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Stephen Grigsby & Michelle MacDonald

Are you ready for installment #2 of the Inside Story Of The Rigged High-Profile Sandra Grazzini-Rucki Criminal Case No.19HA-CR-15-2669? Hmm?
MacDonald’s co-author and hack Michael Volpe had a hissy fit over the first installment, didn’t he?  Oh, you didn’t know that MacDonald and Volpe were writing a book about the Sandra Grazzini-Rucki case? It has the following idiotic title: “Frogs in water: Sandra Grazzini-Rucki and the world’s last child custody trial,” hasn’t it? It’s one of those teaching books written by an incompetent, isn’t it?

 

Complaint Summons

It is the responsibility of your criminal defense attorney to gather any and all favorable evidence that tends to prove your innocence.  Thus, you need to make sure your criminal defense attorney holds prosecutors to their obligation to turn over ALL favorable evidence.  Effective criminal defense attorneys are proactive: a defense attorney must not hesitate to seek sanctions against a prosecutor whom fails to uphold their Brady obligation. Brady Obligations: Make Sure Your Lawyer Gets ALL of the Evidence! January 27, 2012 By Katie Riggs, arrestedmn.com – Ryan Pacyga, Criminal Defense Attorney – Minnesota Lawyer License No: 0321576 (Emphasis added)

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Being smart enough to read and comprehend a law book, I knew that Gisgsby was lying through his teeth, didn’t I?  In fact, I even told Grigsby that I knew an attorney who was sanctioned in a criminal case, didn’t I?

BLUE EARTH — The Faribault County Attorney’s Office is seeking sanctions against the defense lawyer for the deported Blue Earth-area priest convicted of inappropriately touching an underage girl. Faribault County Attorney Troy Timmerman filed the request this month claiming defense attorney Philip Elbert, who represented former Diocese of Winona priest Leo Koppala, leaked a significant amount of non-public documents to an online blogger without redacting sensitive information. The documents appear on the blogger’s website and a related Youtube video, which featured a recorded conversation between Elbert and the blogger about providing the documents. County attorney seeks sanctions in priest case By Josh Moniz, the rag called the Mankato Free Press.com Jun 18, 2014 (Emphasis added) http://www.mankatofreepress.com/news/local_news/county-attorney-seeks-sanctions-in-priest-case/article_52865758-a915-59b3-b5ea-a6e809b609dd.html

Hostile Grigsby tried bullying me into thinking that I didn’t know what I was talking about, didn’t he?  I even told Grisgby that there was a newspaper article about the attorney getting sanctioned, didn’t I?  (I forgot to mention that I was mentioned in the article, didn’t I?)

Attorney Philip Elbert reminded the judge of a rule from the Minnesota rules of criminal procedures. Elbert explained that any others who participated in the investigation, and who regularly report to the prosecutor, must disclose any information. “All officers, part-time or not, report to the prosecutor,” Elbert says. Ruling favors priest Defense entitled to full disclosures October 27, 2013 by Brock Buesing – Register Staff Writer (bbuesing@faribaultcountyregister.com) , Faribault County Register

Grigsby turned his bullying up another notch by insisting that I wasn’t even smart enough to comprehend a simple newspaper article, didn’t he? \But no matter how hard he tried Grigsby couldn’t bully me off the truth, could he? He couldn’t, could he?

Lion News: Father Koppala Framed? Interview With Koppala Defense Attorney Philip Elbert?
http://lionnews00.blogspot.com/2014/05/lion-news-father-koppala-framed.html

The reality is that Grigsby should have and actually still can still file sanctions in rigged high-profile Sandra Grazzini-Rucki criminal case no.19HA-CR-15-2669.

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Gaslighting is a type of projective identification in which an individual (or group of individuals) attempt to influence the mental functioning of a second individual by causing the latter to doubt the validity of his or her judgments, perceptions, and/or reality testing in order that the victim will more readily submit his will and person to the victimizer. (See Chapter 2 for a more comprehensive discussion of gaslighting.) Gaslighting, The Double Whammy, Interrogation and Other Covert Control in Psychotherapy & Analysis, Theo L. Dorpat (Maryland: 2004), Page 6.

The reality also is that Grigsby is just as much of trained and professional liar as corrupt Dakota Co. Attorney James “Sovereign Citizen” Backstrom, right? Finally, it is a reality that neither Grigsby nor MacDonald want to admit that their bungling and aiding & abetting Backstrom got Sandra convicted, isn’t it?

 

… that call evil good, and good evil; that put darkness for light, and light for darkness; that put bitter for sweet, and sweet for bitter!  Isaiah 5:20King James Version (KJV)

It’s trivia question time, isn’t it?Question Mark
Trivia Question #2: Which of Sandra’s attorneys couldn’t even get their discovery/evidence (Dash cam video) in their own criminal case? Hint: Did you know that the attorney’s former campaign manager was able to get the attorney’s citation in searchable pdf format? Yet, the attorney was not able to, were they?

Was it?:
A. Short-time criminal defense attorney Michelle MacDonald
B. So-called defender of the constitution Michelle MacDonald
C. Supreme court candidate Michelle MacDonald

Trivia Question #2 Answer:  A, B, C

It’s history time, isn’t it?

https://twitter.com/missinginmn/status/758673275073417217
Missing in Minnesota @missinginmn UPDATE: Grazzini-Rucki arrived at the court – impeccably dressed. Stephen Grigsby was seen yelling at her in the parking lot. #grazzinirucki Retweet 1 Likes 5 S Zizzou Sam Sansevere Tony Jones Pam Nelson Jenny Love Nathan M. Hansen 7:39 AM – 28 Jul 2016

Caroline Rice describes Grigsby as a bully, doesn’t she? She does, doesn’t she?

Case No. 10-CR-10-1003 State of Minnesota vs Caroline Marie Rice
Amended Disposition (Judicial Officer: Perkins, Richard C.) Reason: Prosecution motion granted, Appeals Court Reversal
1. Deprive Custody/Parent Rights-Cause Child Being Runaway (Not applicable – GOC) Dismissed
2. Deprive Another-Cust/Parental Rights-Conceal Minor Dismissed
3. Deprive-Custody/Parent Rights-Violation Court Order-Take Minor Dismissed

It’s safe to say that Sandra was bullied and intimidated into accepting the false idea that nothing could be done about the obstruction of justice in her rigged case, isn’t it?  It is also safe to say that Sandra was bullied and intimidated into accepting the false idea that she couldn’t have her own files/property to prepare for the rigged trial, isn’t it?

More damning revelations in installment #3, right?

More to come . . .

Modern-Day Debtors’ Prisons

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