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finds Novato mom guilty
Observation and Opinion
by Philip Graf, Bureau
Chief, Coast Writers Syndicate
7/21/00, San Rafael, CA - "Why, you're nothing but a pack of
cards!" said Alice.
"Vieira is a
whore!" said Patricia Barry,* referring to DA
Kelly Vieira's role in the persecution of her client. It was an emotional
indictment of the proceedings against Carol Mardeusz, .... Barry, charging
unethical tactics and judicial ineptness, challenged the "tremendous injustice
being done in this courtroom," and accused Judge Verna Adams with maintaining a
"thin veneer of civility" covering over
"bold-faced fraud" and
"God forbid I
should show some temper [while] some sociopath like Catherine Conner [gets away
with lying, so long as she does it sweetly and civilly]. Conner, Magers'
attorney, orchestrated the legal-appearing kidnapping of Haleigh Magers-Mardeusz
from her mother, five years ago.
"You're so worried about shouting - the dignity of the court. You have
the protection of black robes and bailiffs with guns." ... Barry, crying out "God help us all in this courtroom!
[Vieira's] protecting that pedophile. I pity that little girl! I pity you,
Judge Adams! ...."
Alice would have been proud. Predictably, Barrry's
passionate oratory was lost on Judge Verna Adams, who stopped short of yelling
"off with their heads," but did fine the outspoken co-counsel $1,000; and later
ordered bailiffs to place her in a holding cell for several
aspects of this trial have been evident from the outset. Judge Adams ruled on
her own disqualifications; the DA exceeded statutory limitations for
prosecution; ... evidence was not allowed in the trial; and Adams
repeatedly told the jury that prior Sonoma County rulings were "valid." Since
the bulk of the defense was that
certain Sonoma County orders were based on
fraudulent manipulation, this dealt a severe blow to any semblance of justice.
Adams also allowed the prosecution to repeatedly refer to Mardeusz's "criminal"
record, ignoring that her prior conviction misdemeanor contempt citation is
under appeal in
The jury deliberated about five hours on
Friday, returning a guilty verdict on all counts. They did not look at the
defendant, and left the back way. Two jurors contacted refused
"This is a travesty,"
said Rev. Lynette Shaw, of Fairfax. "The jurors couldn't come to a fair verdict,
because they weren't allowed to see all the evidence."
The jury ... was "duped into participating
into what amounts to a kangaroo court, orchestrated by DA Paula Kamena, Kelly
Vieira, and Judge Adams - with who knows how many players behind the scenes,"
said Ron Mazzafero, who researched much of the evidence for the defense
The jurors can hardly
be blamed. They weren't allowed to see evidence or hear complete testimony, and
Adams, like most judges, lied to them about their powers, instructing them that
they could not judge the law, nor could they consider the ramifications of their
verdict. Judges routinely "instruct" in
this manner, but the fact is, the jury has more power than the judge.
Deputy DA Viera
did a credible job of presenting persuasive "evidence" against Mardeusz.
That the evidence was insupportable in the absence of Adams' arbitrary rulings
against the defense was apparently lost on the jury. Adams showed hostility and bias against the defendant and
her attorney throughout the proceedings. Her repeated ruling that the prior
Sonoma County rulings could not be challenged clearly sealed the fate of the
falsely accused [defendant].
When Nedra Ruiz, lead attorney for the Mardeusz defense, wrapped up the
case on Thursday, she had to do so with mountains of evidence which jurors were
not allowed to see, because of Adams' rulings. A stone couldn't have failed
to be moved by Ruiz's defense, but the jurors dutifully followed the judge's
unconstitutional instructions, not recognizing that injustice to one is
injustice to all.
If the people
of Marin fail to learn about their powers as jurors, this sort of travesty will
continue. All one need do, is look at the composition of the Grand Jury, which
includes at least one sitting judge. How can a Grand Jury which has been
infiltrated and influenced by the judiciary be expected to do
job of investigating official malfeasance, judicial arrogance, lack of
accountability and corruption?
The villains are
in the DA's office and on the bench. They are abusing the powers of their office
to protect criminals and pedophiles, and only a few courageous voices are lifted
against them. You can learn more by contacting the Fully Informed Jury
Association (www.fija.org) or Jail4Judges, POB
207, North Hollywood, CA 91603 (www.jail4judges.org).
And if you haven't yet signed the recall petitions, or
joined the broom marchers, now is the time.
Otherwise, as Patricia Barry said, "God help us
2000, Coast Writers Syndicate
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