The Case Where Justice Was Not Blind


Where are all of those so-called concerned activists when cruel injustice is on full display?  The dragon media has ignored this example of a black robe gone wild with a level of defiance that would make all the democrats who defiantly want open borders proud. One such case was brought to my attention recently.

In Macomb County MI, On the night of July 14, 2014, two people in a large pickup truck were feeling their oats and viciously harassed Mark Anthony Varner.  Mr. Varner was simply taking his customary drive home after work.  The bullying truck drivers kept motoring very close behind with their bright lights glaring.  Their tail gaiting then turned into trying to run Varner off the road.  Mark Varner was driving a much smaller two door Fiat.  He made numerous tries to evade the treacherous truck drivers who just would not leave Varner alone.  According to Mark Varner’s sister, he even pulled off the road to avoid the haranguing truck drivers.

After a few moments Mark proceeded on his journey home, when suddenly the big truck appeared from behind again.  Eventually, the truck pulled alongside Mark and the driver fired off several gunshot blasts toward his vehicle.  In all the details I never learned if Mr. Varner’s car was ever hit by the volley of bullets.  By now, Mark a licensed gun owner and a former Marine who possessed a CPL began to fear for his life and figured it was time to defend himself.  He fired back at the truck and quickly pulled over again to call 911.  Mark was instructed by the 911 operator to remain where he was located and await a squad car, which he did.

Moments later, the officers arrived and Mark immediately informed them that he is a licensed CPL gun owner and that the weapon is in the car. That is standard practice when you own a CPL.  Despite no investigation whatsoever, Mark was automatically deemed by the police the be the trouble starter in the scenario.  Thus he was immediately placed in the back of the police squad car.  The driver of the truck also called the police and were met by the police at a nearby location, but he and his passenger were never put into a squad car.  Mark was handcuffed and taken to the police station and arraigned the following morning.  To add insult to injury, the police never investigated to even see if the truck driver had a gun.  Because they assumed Mark Varner was the one who initiated the hostilities.

I find that very ironic, but then again not so much.  Because Macomb County MI, outside of Detroit is a working class union democrat party, racist stronghold with a long history of bad treatment of black citizens who don’t cause or start trouble. The police never sought to view any video from businesses along the route where the incident occurred. It was later found out that Aaron Montgomery, the eager beaver trouble maker driver of the pickup truck had a prior felony conviction for shooting up a house full of people.  He also has a history of brutal uncontrolled anger and aggressive behavior.  According to one observer of the case, the police operated with an “open and shut” case mentality and never performed a proper investigation.

Mark was subsequently charged with two counts of attempted murder, two counts of assault with intent to murder and one count of felony firearm.  He is to be sentenced on Tuesday May 17, 2016 and could possibly spend the rest of his natural life in prison, all because he dared to defend himself. The sixth amendment of the United States Constitution states that you have the right to a speedy and public trial by a jury of your peers. The honorable Jenifer Faunce, the presiding judge over the case suppressed Aaron Montgomery’s less than sterling record as well as every piece of evidence that Mark Varner’s defense attorney attempted to present.  To make a long story short.  An American born sovereign citizen was raked over the coals and treated unfairly for no good reason.  Mark was found guilty of all five charges after only a total of one hour and twenty minutes of jury deliberations.

This sick case is reflective of the ever increasing number of government abuses perpetrated against “We the People” on an ongoing basis.  There is no logical reason I can see that explains why a man who defended himself with a legally obtained firearm, from someone trying to pump lead into him is now facing a possible long term stint behind bars.  But then again there are no good reasons why on a general basis, the American people are experiencing a multiplication of government abuses.  Whether it is farmers in Arizona and California under the threat of losing their farms do to abusive government regulations and special deals with Saudi Arabia, or intoxicating smart meters being forced upon home owners against their wishes.

These immoral government actions are a reflection of the overall immoral atmosphere of American society today.  Please do the morally correct thing a send the Honorable Judge Jennifer Fraunce and the Macomb County, MI prosecutor a request to reconsider the unjust path Mark Varner has unjustifiably been forced to travel.  Never forget, that injustice anywhere leads to injustice everywhere.

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