Thursday, August 21, 2014

Columbus Culture of Corruption


By David Carothers

Date of Interaction: March 10th,2014
Are Americans a free people or are they not, that is the question. Do Americans still have the right to petition their government for redress of grievances, or do they not?
These questions were answered on the morning of March 10 when this writer received a knock on his door. Outside stood two men, one clad in civilian attire, the other in the uniform of a Muscogee County sheriffs deputy. The first deputy was grasping a small stack of envelopes. “We need to have a word with you sir,” he said.
The envelopes contained copies of an article I had written for The First Freedom, an article that was published in the December, 2013 edition of this alternative newspaper. Almost 200 copies of this article were made, and subsequently mailed, to every judge in Columbus, as well as all 10 city council members. The article recounted the exploits and travails of then-Columbus, Georgia-based white rights activist Michael Weaver, and was juxtaposed with the story of Jeffrey Foxx, a black racist rogue Columbus police corporal who resigned from the police department in May, 2013 amid charges of racial profiling and the violation of the civil rights of white citizens. While on patrol in the northern part of Columbus, Foxx told a female friend to whom he was talking on his cell phone: “They make me work these white areas, somebody’s going to pay the price.” He added, “I’m hooking these white folks up with tickets.”
Although Foxx violated several state and federal laws via his targeting of white citizens, he was never prosecuted.
The two-tiered system of justice that prevails in Columbus, Georgia treated Michael Weaver much differently. Weaver’s politically incorrect activism had for years been a thorn in the side of–a source of frustration to–local law enforcement and other Columbus power-brokers. They eagerly awaited their chance to silence him, put an end to his activism by whatever means necessary.
Their chance came late one afternoon when Weaver, sitting in his car after leaving a friend’s house, was accosted by two black thugs who attempted to carjack his vehicle. Weaver sprayed one of the thugs with pepper spray, then fled the scene. He returned to his friend’s house about an hour later, where he was arrested by a black cop who entered the house without a warrant. Weaver was charged with simple battery, a misdemeanor. The “victim” sustained no injuries from the spray and declined medical treatment.
Weaver’s bond was low, and he was released from jail a few hours later. He was assigned to appear in State Court the following month.
The power-brokers who befoul Columbus had other plans for Weaver, though. At the urging of Cathy Bush, a white female police detective who had hated Weaver for years, his misdemeanor case was referred to the district attorney’s office. Weaver now faced a felony aggravated assault charge.
Weaver’s hearings before Superior Court Judge Bobby Peters on Nov. 14 and 15 of 2011 were a Soviet Union-style travesty–mockery–of justice. Weaver’s public defender, Robin King, told him that his case was a slam-dunk, an easy win even for a first-year law student. She and her co-counsel, Ray Lakes, were eager to go to trial. Judge Peters and the prosecuting attorney, Michael Craig, were not. They knew they had a weak case at best. They knew that both of Weaver’s attackers had long criminal records, and were on felony probation at the time of the attack. They knew, too, that even the testimony of then-Columbus-based Rabbi Jeffrey Salkin would be of little actionable value. It is not illegal to conduct an online debate with an opponent. Salkin now resides in the area of West Orange, New Jersey, where he heads that state’s chapter of the infamous Anti-Defamation League ( ADL ).
The jury forewoman contacted Peters. The jury was awaiting its call. Peters shifted nervously on his throne, then called a recess. He beckoned Craig and counselors Lakes and King into his chambers.
A few minutes later the four emerged from Peters’ chambers. The dynamic of the hearing had suddenly and very dramatically changed. King, Weaver’s lead counsel, had changed her mind about going to trial. She now insisted that her client plead guilty to the aggravated assault charge. Frightened by the gravity of his situation and confused by the abrupt change in the direction of the hearing—Weaver agreed to plead guilty to a crime he did not commit.
It is abundantly obvious that deals and promises were made in Judge Peters closed-door chambers, and that Weaver’s “defense” attorneys betrayed him, sold him out, an egregious violation of their oath of office and the right of a defendant to a fair trial.
Before leaving this writer’s house, the deputies “requested” that, should he seek to correspond with his taxpayer-funded “public servants”—he should send his correspondence to the Muscogee County Sheriffs Department, whence they will forward it to its intended recipient. Yes, of course they will.
To be free or not to be free–that is the question…
Rev. Pat Tracy: “As our sacred rights as Americans evaporate, it is important to support our most gifted and outspoken defenders of our rights. Mike Weaver is one of those defenders. Mike is a true American with every right to express his beliefs. That is the only reason why he sits behind the wall today. This tyranny will not stand. Truth and freedom will prevail. Support Mike Weaver!”


  1. The travails of long-time white-rights activist, Michael Weaver, is old news now. Weaver, now 34-years-old...fell prey to the foul, politically correct powers-that-be who have for decades grasped the erstwhile slave-owning, former cotton mill town of Columbus, Georgia in a velvet-lined iron grip. Columbus, Ga. is, at best, a chicken-shit town comprised of chicken-shit people. Need I mention that chicken-shit people ( sheeple ) are, more often than not, an abjectly ignorant people? This is the main reason why, Columbus, despite its much-vaunted status as the second largest city in the state of still a poor cousin compared to other cities in Georgia of much smaller size and population. A city comprised of ignorant, semi-literate people will always lose out to cities of smaller size, but with a better educated population. A business that seeks to locate in a city seeks out a city comprised of intelligent and educated people...competent people who are able to perform the functions required by the business. Alas, though, Columbus, Ga. is unable to offer any of the above-mentioned criteria. Columbus, Ga. is, at best...a backward, backwater town comprised of people-sheeple who are challenged to tie their own shoe laces. This is why Columbus, Ga. will always be a fly-over town, a dark, dirty, dingy and dangerous town composed of dark, dirty, dingy, dangerous people. Violent crime runs rampant here: robbery, rape and murder. Drive-by shootings...killings...are almost an every night occurrence here. Citizens of Columbus walk the streets of their own neighborhoods after dark at their own peril....deadly peril. Columbus, Ga. is NOT a place to raise a family unless one hopes to rid himself or herself of their respective family members. Yes, there is a law enforcement presence in Columbus but, more often than not...the person who calls upon them for help will be the one arrested and jailed, not the assailant. The victim of a robbery, upon calling the police or sheriffs department for help...will usually be the one arrested, not the assailant. The same dynamic is true for rape victims, especially if the rapist is black. The rape victim, already traumatized...will be arrested for prostitution. Neither the police department nor the Muscogee County Sheriffs Office will bother to seek out the perpetrator. This would present too much time, bother and trouble. Again, the unfortunate citizens ( serfs? ) of Columbus walk the streets at their own peril. Columbus, Ga. is teeming with illegal aliens from south of America's border...illegals who drive without car insurance or even a drivers license...yet they are not arrested when caught. They are summarily released after being a date to appear in court. Of course they don't appear in court, because the local businesses that hire them ( illegally ) want them here for the so-called "cheap" labor they provide. Truth be told, the illegal's labor is really not cheap, considering the fact that they are paid in cash, "under the table," no state or federal taxes extracted. Legal Americans, though, are paid by check, in which case every tax ever known to mankind is deducted from their hard-earned wages. But this writer digresses from his main point, which is this: Michael Weaver spent almost two years in various Georgia state jails and prisons for the heinous crime of exercising what he thought was his constitutionally guaranteed right to freedom of speech. He was wrong. Columbus, Georgia does not heed nor recognize the mandates of the First Amendment to the U.S. Bill of Rights, ratified in 1792. It is an odd...and bitterly despicable irony when illegal aliens have more rights in a "sovereign" nation than native-born citizens...

  2. The Western part of the ancient Roman Empire collapsed in the early part of the fifth century A.D. ( L. Anno Domini ) due to its debased, dissolute, depraved, degenerate nature after being invaded by loosely organized Germanic tribes that swarmed forth from the South, plundering, raping and murdering as they advanced without resistance. The once great and prosperous Western Roman Empire ( based in Italy ) had at that time become so debased...and broke... due to the exorbitant cost of the Bread and Circuses that the spoiled people demanded of their government...that the government lacked the financial resources to pay its troops. When the murderous invaders from the South swarmed over Rome's Southern Roman soldiers showed up to defend the nation. Rome, once the greatest empire extant in the world at that time...was sacked...conquered. And this is the fate that awaits the once great empire that once was America. A dissolute nation comprised of corrupt, stupid people cannot survive, despite the advanced technology that it may boast. The doom of America draws nigh, and when its doom is imminent...the law enforcement entities that for years have abused the people they are supposed to serve will be the first to meet their maker, for even their fellow citizens will turn on them and put an end to them. Good. And may God hasten that day...

  3. This writer has, throughout the years, warned law enforcement officers that the time will come when they will rue the day they ever decided to become a part of the Praetorian Guard that functions as the hired gunmen for wealthy individuals and corporations. And, of course...corrupt government entities. People who have been abused by arrogant law enforcement entities have long memories, just as the creditor has a better memory than the debtor. So, my dear law enforcement officers: swagger around with your chest puffed out, a gleaming tin badge on your fat chest and a gun hanging jauntily from your hip. Yeah...strut...swagger. In time, the joke will be on YOU!! LOL.