Tuesday, February 16, 2010

Beneath the Beauty - Montana Documentary on Hamilton Montana Issues - The Letter Banned from the Bitterrroot Public Library in Hamilton Montana.

Since the Documentary www.BeneathTheBeauty.com has come out many have asked me questions on the Hamilton Library and what the Big Deal is with Some Letter Not being Allowed in the Library, and Why the Guy Running for Mayor at the Time, Michael Spreadbury was being seemingly harassed by local police for wanting some letter open to the Public at a Public, Government Funded Library ?

So I Want to Post that Letter and a Link to the Site that the Letter to the President of the United States is Posted on.

""received at the White House Mail Office on April 24,2009


Barrack Obama
President of the United States of America


I write to you with respect, admiration and hope. In this time of our nation’s strife, I do not ask for monetary relief or a bailout. Sir, I have lost everything that I hold precious in life, I live in Ravalli County, Montana. There are no civil rights here, there is no justice here, and there is no one to appeal to. I want my human rights, and my freedom back.

I am 67 years old, I was raised in the Navy, and served in the USCG for four years, I served 25 years in the Seattle Fire Department where I retired on 9/11/91. I have served my country my entire life and I still abide by the oath’s that I swore to defend my Flag, the President, and to serve the American People, as did my Father.

Sir, I moved to Ravalli County, Montana in April of 2002. After 911 I wanted to try and start over as I felt that my time of usefulness had passed. Fate works in strange ways and my duty as an American was to be tested like never before. I found myself in the midst of ignorance, racism, hate crimes, nepotism, and corruption, where the weapon of choice for criminals is the American Flag.

I fight for America Sir, and now the rumble has reached the White House. The horses hitched to your wagon have brought you into it. The truth shall set us free.

I present to you the “unbelievable” daily life of American citizens in the Ravalli Territory, the Holy Grail of injustice in America:

Montana is the third largest state in the lower 48, yet has a population of less than one million residents. It has three electoral votes with one Congressman and two Senators. There are 56 counties distributing the power of the United States Constitution.

The present Governor of Montana states that “Montana is for Montanans”, and openly mocks the government of the United States. I am an American, not a Montanan.

Ravalli County starts at the Idaho border to the South, runs the length of the Bitterroot river, with the Bitterroot Mountains to the West, and the Sapphires to the East. There is one road, Highway 93, in or out. No news goes out and very little comes in as we have no Newspaper, and one radio station. It is isolated and remote.

The County Government is the cow that feeds it. It offers jobs to those who are willing to buy in. All others are treated as “illegal aliens”.

The County Attorney is an all powerful entity, above the laws of the United States, openly protected by the State and our National Representatives. Ravalli is a micro climate set up to set the standard for the rest of the state. It can be compared to a “black hole”. Seventy percent of Ravalli County is Federal land. This is a Third World Country within the State of Montana. No person or entity can, or will claim jurisdiction here. Is this the template for the new America?

Very few people in this state go unaffected or untouched by these events of violation.

The last Census said there were approx 37,000 residents, of which 29,000 are of voting age. Amazingly all of them are “registered voters”. The Secretary of State claims to have very little control over voting laws in the county. They are defined by the County Attorney as to who shall , or shall not vote, and what they may, or may not petition.

The County Sheriff is an elected official and is the head Law Enforcement Officer in the County. There is no criteria to be the Sheriff.
The current Sheriff received a unanimous vote of “no confidence”, from his department and yet was re-elected. Any group will only be as good as it’s leadership.

There are five elected County Commissioners, all paid.
They have no say over the County Atty (CA) , or Sheriff. The CA regularly overrules any legislation they try to pass regarding zoning or permitting. They are pretty much powerless, with main emphasis on who shall sit on county boards.

The City of Hamilton is the County seat. There are less than 4,000 people living within the city. They have 6 city council seats, an all powerful Mayor, a city Judge, and a Justice of the peace, all of whom are elected. There is no City Treasurer although the citizens passed a petition to have a Treasurer.

The words “and to the Republic”, mouthed by these officials during the “Pledge of Allegiance”, refers to the local newspaper.

The City Attorney, works under contract, also acting as prosecutor. This attorney worked for almost 6 years without a contract, and never swore an oath of office at any time.
This is a blatant violation of State Law.

His comment about that is, “ it is ridiculous to think that I should have to swear an oath”.

The State bar, and the District Court Judge, said it was ok to violate state law and swear the oath 6 years later. The Court system prides itself on very tough justice with a 90 percent conviction rate of violators of the law. All judges and city attorneys are former prosecutors for the County.

Hamilton Police Department has a force of fifteen officers.
A normal town has one officer per thousand population. They have the run of the County as their jurisdiction. They have been out of control for a very long time. The “tail wags the dog” here. They are almost all of “local flavor”.

The Police Chief acts with impunity to any authority including, county, state and federal.

The City of Hamilton is not incorporated.
City limits were never established; no census of the population was ever taken, and there was no election held by those citizens to establish the “City of Hamilton”. Therefore, what is the legal standard and criteria by which this illegal group administers, executes and prosecutes the laws of the State and Constitution of the United States.

How can they issue permits and tax the people?

How can they be allowed to hold elections for a nonexistent entity?
The County Attorney claims he has no authority in issues within the city of Hamilton. People within Hamilton may not vote on county issues by order of the County Atty. The Sec of State has no record of Hamilton, Montana therefore no controls regarding voting.

The Fire Department claimed by Hamilton is an all volunteer group of 20 Fire Fighters, none of which are paid. Their services are minimal, and there is no standard or criteria as to qualification or training. They are an entity separate from the city.
They are the First Responders to the NIH Rocky Mountain Lab a level four biolab. There is no way these men should be expected to cover this facility. RML gives a grant to the HVFD to buy a 100 foot Aerial Platform, surely the most useless piece of equipment they could have. There is no one who knows how to drive it, and no where to park it. There are no buildings over 3 stories in the county or city.

The Fire Chief quotes to me, “we need the Aerial Ladder so there are no ground ladders up when the walls collapse”. There are no paid fire fighters anywhere in the county that I know of.

NIH has put science before the safety of American Citizens.

This county would be an excellent place to move Guantanmo. There is no escape, no rights and no one to complain to.

However, the rest of the world might regard it as “cruel and unusual punishment”.

In 2001 three women are killed in a Florence, MT beauty salon in broad daylight, The case remains unsolved.

In 2002 a Hamilton officer shoots and kills a man involving a domestic dispute. Six months later a coroners (a former Hamilton City Police Officer, and current Sheriff) inquest finds it justifiable.

In 2002,the State loses it’s viable Power Company which was publicly owned. Jobs, pensions and a public utility all are shuffled and sold. This was considered business as usual here with no investigation by the State or federal government.

In October of 2005, a man has barricaded himself in a gas station convenience store at the edge of town after briefly holding the employees hostage. His white pickup truck, a second male passenger, and a large white bag on the ground are left in a driveway around a corner from where the man has fled.
The owner of the home asks the remaining man if he is ok and the man says, “yes, but my buddy is really messed up“.

He walks around the corner and watches with the Police.

Quite a while later the home owner watches a third man pick up the bag on the ground, toss it into the truck and drive off.

Law enforcement from all over Western Montana have surrounded the station, blocked off the highway, and wait for over 9 hours before attempting to enter. The Hamilton Police chief is in charge of the scene.

They find the man has killed himself in the bathroom. He has a briefcase containing $4000 dollars he had robbed up in Flathead County. The News Media had covered the episode from the earliest minutes and report a sad but successful end to the story. Law enforcement are commended for their good work.

There is no mention of the second man or the money. Two days later, the Ravalli County Sheriff’s dept shows up at a residence at the end of a road about 10 miles out of town and wants to know where the missing $200,000.00 from the robbery is?

The residents are dumbfounded to learn that the truck used in the robbery has turned up abandoned on their property. No mention of this has ever been made public that I know of. The witness where the truck originally stopped is advised by a state official to keep her mouth shut.

Within a six month period in 2005, five inmates hang themselves in the Ravalli County Jail. A coroner’s inquest finds everything ok.

What could cause such desperation of these men, to take their own lives. Who were they?

What had they done? There was never a trial or question of who and why.

Death at the hands of law enforcement
is taken for granted as “normal” in Montana.

Several jail employee witnesses are terminated.

There are survivors who lost their loved ones, fathers, sons, and friends. There are those that know the truth and must live with it. There are those that must cover up the truth further enlarging the ripple and the quicksand trap it feeds.

The Police chief retires from the City dept to take a job with the NIH Rocky Mountain lab. The lab turns down very qualified people for administrative and security positions keying for what they describe as “local flavor”.

They hire the City Administrator, along with the Police Chief. The closest professional help for any emergency is in Missoula, at the least, 90 minutes away. The same campus in Bethesda, MD has a 30 man fire department covering their lab.

The 20 Hamilton Volunteers are neither trained or qualified to address any part of an emergency within this facility and should not be asked to do so. Certified letters sent to Bethesda regarding this situation have disappeared. NIH security is often seen patrolling the streets of the city.

The District Court Judge for Ravalli County is pulled over by Hamilton Police and charged with DUI.

He is ticketed and booked. His story is spread all over the “Ravalli Republic”. He is pulled over again in Missoula and charged with the same thing. He admits to a problem, says he will go through the rehabilitation and is allowed to keep his position. The Officer doing the initial arrest will be referred to as “not so super“, Notso.

The officer often testifies to the Judge, along with the Hamilton City atty who doesn’t think the Oath of office means anything. The Montana Disciplinary Committee, aka Bar Assn, says “no problem”. This man had once been a respected and trusted Judge, now his opening line must be “How may I please the state”?

The local daily newspaper, the Ravalli Republic is owned by Lee Enterprises. It is totally controlled by the County attorney here, and all of it‘s other publications will only print the party line. Falsehoods causing much grief to innocent people are regularly published, yet retractions and other viewpoints are staunchly avoided.

Any innuendo that something is foul in Montana is rewarded with a “fuzzy bunny” story as the County Attorney, and other State Officials reminisce of happy times in their rise to success . Made up “awards” and plaques are given with accolades to Police Officers, and their leaders for their “humanitarian” work.

There are few, if any newspapers in Montana which are not owned by Lee. I would liken it to Pravda.

A retired Army Veteran is parked in front of his Physical Therapist office in the middle of downtown Hamilton in the afternoon.

He is waiting for his appointment time. He looks up to see a gun pointed at him in the drivers side window. There are three more Hamilton Police officers in position with guns pointed , demanding he get out of the car.

He gets out and is braced and searched. He finds out that he is suspected of being a terrorist shooter because he is wearing a leather vest. He is told to watch his step.

In 1949, I recall having a butterscotch sundae with Mr Watling, at NAS Niagara where my father was stationed. He was a Navy jet pilot and he was leaving for Korea. I don’t remember what we talked about except that he had noticed my “cub scout hat”, and that he seemed pleased to be with me.

I can never forget the respect, that my father showed him at our introduction. The newsreels at the movies were never the same when I found out that he wasn’t coming back. I was probably his last memory of America. I learned early the responsibility of my heritage.

A young HPD Officer is appointed by the unincorporated Hamilton City Council to be the new Police Chief in spite of pressure by community leaders to get an outside professional for the position. The force now numbers 15.

A normal city will have one officer per 1,000. Hamilton has less than 4,000 residents. On any given night the town lights up like the Aurora Borealis with blue lights flying everywhere. It appears that the tickets are the towns only income. One rookie officer sets the record with over 100 unsupervised arrests and is applauded for his wonderful work.

At the end of his year probation, he swears the ” oath of office”. He regularly holds “show and tell” with other citizens showing the actual videos of his arrests with commentary about the victims. These officers carry real guns with real ammunition, they are brandished regularly.

Sir, with your connections, could you get Supercop, a few days of duty on the streets of Chicago? Better yet, let’s just swap departments for about a week.

A retired decorated LA Police Officer, who was disabled after being run down by a murder suspect lives here. He is a former United States Marine who has served abroad, and willing community volunteer. He joins up with members of the USMC Band who are performing at the County Fair. He attempts to give some of them a ride, when after pulling out of his parking place, he is pulled over by “Supercop”.

He is accused of cutting in front of the police car and DUI. Supercop gives the “Mic on, Mic off”, routine to the flustered veteran, and writes him a serious DUI ticket. The Vet is devastated and seeks counsel outside of Ravalli County.

The attorney urges him to plead “per seand take the consequences, as he says the “police there, will lie”. The Vet does as urged and has the book thrown at him by the Hamilton judge who is a former Marine adjutant proud of the harsh sentencing handed out in Hamilton.
He is devastated and embarrassed. He goes to his health club, and there Supercop and others openly and publicly mock him.

The man resigns from the health club and has to see a shrink to get his health and composure back. The Vetcop is pulled over months later for DWIH (Driving While In Hamilton), and the officer immediately goes to the mans license tabs where he finds that the “numbers don’t match”; amazing police work.

This place is a vipers nest where honest, good people are not welcome and openly discriminated against. Like all of us, he is wounded and will never be the same. He has lost his faith in America.

Is this the greeting returning vets shall receive? Is this what we all served for? Is this the legacy for our children?

A Native American man is shot and killed in Darby by the town Marshal. The Marshal has been notorious for ticketing a very famous late night talk show host and for anally tight law in his town, which is referred to as “camera land”.

Fines are payable then and there.

He responds alone to a domestic dispute and gives a pat story the night of the shooting . It was portrayed that he had responded to the place and was immediately jumped by the man, whom he knew well. While fighting to keep his gun away from the man, he shot him twice.
This was all over the news that night and the next day. When relatives showed up, they found the girlfriend was under arrest in the hospital, and there was reportedly another witness.
The Marshal was wired for tape.

Six months later, during a Coroner’s inquest, a new version of the story unfolds where the witnesses could not remember anything , and parts of the tape are blank. The last words you hear are the Marshal stating that he was going to shoot the man, and then he does. The death is found justifiable.

I ski in the winter and often ride the chair with students up for the day. One young man is always dressed in dark blue and never without a ski mask on. I have talked to him several times and learn he is a home school student from Darby.

One day he tells me that it is his birthday and that he just got an assault rifle with a stainless steel barrel that wont wear out. He wants a pair of twin tip skis like mine so he can ski backwards and shoot.

“I am very seldom at a loss for words”.

While serving in the USCG, I spent a year of isolated duty on an island in the Aleutians. After a while you lose the perspective that there really is anything outside of where you are. People who have been in combat or taken long sea voyages will give you the same comparison.

Hostages tend to accept and sympathize with their captors and go along with it as a survival instinct. You do whatever it takes to fit in. I believe it is called “Stockholm Syndrome”. It is a very necessary trait one should have to live in Montana. ""

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