Dunlap versus Sneddon
May 10, 2004
Gary Dunlap, a Santa Barbara, California, attorney who has filed
a 10 million dollar lawsuit against the Santa Barbara DA’s office,
is ideally qualified to expose the true nature of Tom Sneddon's
character. His 102 page filing alleging 22 counts, is a
comprehensive account of substantive allegations, they are not the
sort that corrupt DA's pawn of, in front of malleable, Grand Jurors.
In the words of Gary Dunlap himself,
"We filed an action against the County of Santa Barbara and the
District Attorney, Thomas Sneddon, and a number of his assistants
and deputies, including a couple of his investigators, a 22 count
civil complaint alleging various violations of 42 USC 1983, which
are civil rights violations, and then a number of state tort actions
in addition to that, and then three counts of civil RICO violations
pursuant to 18 USC 1961 through 1968."
When Mr. Dunlap filed his complaint, the DA's office predictably
retalliated by attacking the messenger, but the personal assault
failed to deter the pursuit of justice. According to Mr. Dunlap,
"Well, they engaged in a sting operation, which they manufactured
and allowed to get out of hand, and it essentially became just a
real witch hunt. There were a number of violations of my rights in
the investigatory stage as well as during the prosecution stage. And
we’ve additionally alleged, because of other cases in which I’ve
been involved that in other cases that we have information that he
has done the same thing in. We have alleged the civil RICO
violations, which are essentially engaging in racketeering
conspiracy by public officers."
Mr. Dunlap ought to be very careful because the DA's office may
very well claim that he is a kidnapper and an extortionist.
It was supposed to be just a joke, but apparently, it's true. The
D.A. charged Dunlap with perjury and witness intimidation, and
Dunlap exposed the hot air that motivates Tom Sneddon when he said,
"We went to a jury trial and I was acquitted on all counts." One
would think that would be the end of a virtual extortionist like Tom
Sneddon, but he evidently now thinks that he is so absolutely
untouchable, that he can treat Michael Jackson the way he treated
Gary Dunlap. Needless to say, Tom Sneddon is turning into the joke
of the century.
Incidentally, Mr. Sneddon has firsthand knowledge in the
extortion department, and Mr. Dunlap made that quite clear, when he
said, "there is a gentleman in Santa Maria who had announced his
candidacy for a public office and shortly thereafter he was
illegally detained by sheriff’s deputies on what were pretty clearly
bogus charges, and instead of the district attorney acknowledging
that, the district attorney attempted to cover up the police
officers excessive force by filing charges against him and attempted
to prosecute him on those charges and essentially ruined his
opportunity to run for public office. He ultimately sued the
district attorney as well as the law enforcement officers and won a
judgment in the federal court for several thousand dollars and
several hundred thousand dollars in attorney’s fees. And in other
instances, my practice has been, for the last few years, been
specializing in excessive authority cases, or exercise of excessive
authority by the district attorney’s office because of what I have
seen as a practice of engaging in office that I’ve seen over the
last few years, and ultimately I think I became such a thorn in his
side that they just decided that the easiest way to handle this
would be to take me out of the picture."
Tom Sneddon is evidently an
experienced thug, and that makes the suggestion that Michael Jackson
is an extortionist so funny, that the jury prosecuting the Jackson
case may overdose on laughter.
Tom Sneddon is a predictable tyrant. In the words of Gary Dunlap, "they got a legitimate
complaint. They got a complaint, which they had to investigate.
However, rather than looking at that complaint and doing a
straightforward and honest investigation, they saw it as an
opportunity to prosecute me. And what they did, is they tried to add
legitimacy to an illegitimate charge." In the case of Michael
Jackson, the only legitimate complaint is that Michael Jackson was a target of extortion.
The illegal bugging and the routine, civil violations that Tom
Sneddon's office practices are extreme and extensive, and there is
no question that all their targets, including Michael Jackson, have
been victimized by their abusive conduct. It hasn't been traced to
Sneddon's office yet, but given his history, it would be naive to
ignore the probability that Tom Sneddon's office was involved in the
illegal videotaping of Michael Jackson and Mark Geragos, in a
private jet. After all, Tom Sneddon claims that Michael
Jackson and Mark Geragos are extortionists, and these are the sort of delusions that are necessary to entertain the thought of "bugging" Geragos and Jackson.
According to Dunlap, "it’s a very bad situation here in the north
county, and the general public is very unaware of it because Tom
Sneddon and his assistant up here have pretty much dominated the
justice system in Santa Barbara County for several years. And he has
run several terms without even any opposition and he’s very
powerful. His office is very powerful and public officials are
intimidated by them, court personnel are intimidated by them, I
mean, they just have had it their own way, and they pretty much do
whatever they want. And the problem with it is, they do not take any
kind of a leadership role with regard to law enforcement in the
sense of protecting the public interests against excessive force.
Rather, they promote excessive force by the various law enforcement
agencies, by their attitude of protection and prosecution of cases
that are clearly inappropriate."
The horrendous abuse that Dunlap
describes in his lawsuit is well documented, and that makes the fact
that Tom Sneddon is still in office, absolutely shameful.
Gary Dunlap has gone through everything that Michael Jackson is
experiencing, including the ever growing list of bizarre charges
that are routinely concocted because "the district attorney in Santa
Barbara has a policy that if they throw enough charges against you,
the jury is bound to convict you on something."
Tom Sneddon has a history of making criminal allegations that should
have never gone to trial in the first place because, as Gary Dunlap said, "Judge Andreen
indicated that there was, in fact, governmental, substantial
governmental misconduct. And, in fact, he said that their conduct,
the district attorney’s conduct was so bad that it read more like a
John Grisham novel than it did a criminal prosecution."
Gary Dunlap is a thoroughly decent, 62 year old gentleman
who has practiced law for 37 years. He knows what he is talking about and this is what he said about the allegations against Michael Jackson.
"All right, well, first of all, let me say I have no opinion one
way or the other whether or not he is guilty because I don’t know, I
don’t really know very much about the facts. I don’t think any of us
do. But what I will tell you, the very fact that he’s being
prosecuted by Sneddon’s office does not cause me to have any reason
to believe that he’s guilty in that, because of what I know about
the district attorney’s office, I know that they do vindictive
prosecutions on a routine basis. And I know that Sneddon has been,
you know, chafing at the bit because he wasn’t able to prosecute him
ten years ago. And so I don’t think that there’s any question that
he’s being over targeted.
Now, you know, whether he did whatever it
is that they’ve charged him with, I don’t know. I’m highly
suspicious of it. I mean, it does not fit in my experience, and I
have defended some cases of similar, you know, of similar nature.
And he does not fit the pedophile profile regardless of what Greta
Van Susteren and Diane Dimond can talk about on their Court TV
program, he does not fit the profile of a pedophile. I know that he
has had hundreds and probably thousands, but certainly hundreds of
young people at his ranch, and I know personally that scores and
scores of those kids have stayed overnight and have had personal
relationships with him. And when you take that into account and then
you only have two allegations in ten years of this kind of activity,
it’s highly suspicious to me. Does that answer anything?"
It doesn't answer anything, but it does raise the question; Why was Tom Sneddon repeatedly granted the opportunity to pervert justice?
[POSTSCRIPT] We hope that Tom Sneddon is very happy now that his target is dead, and we would like to pay tribute to the song wherein Michael Jackson promoted the lyrics, "Dom Sheldon is a cold man", which sounds much like "Tom Sneddon is a cold man". At one point, he even sings 'Thomas Sneddon' (although it is written in the HIStory booklet as "Dom S. Sheldon") and goes on to describe "Dom" as an antisocial, white supremacist who wanted to "get my ass, dead or alive".
During the initial stages of Michael Jackson's trial a website, sneddonexposed.com was launched, Sneddon reportedly protested against the website and it disappeared several months later. Allegations that Sneddon sexually assaulted massage therapists also disappeared. Were they true? Tom Sneddon claims that he has never had a massage in his entire life. The girls that Tom Sneddon allegedly sexually assaulted claimed otherwise, and we believe them because massage parlor attendants are more credible than Tom Sneddon is.
In the coming days and months, we will all be inundated with stories about "death by demerol" and you can rest assured that Michael Jackson's heart is no longer beating because of people like Tom Sneddon and his posse, not to mention this media. (June 25, 2009)
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