Homer Alaska - Letters

Story last updated at 3:23 PM on Wednesday, September 7, 2011

Know your constitutional rights

The last time I checked, this is America.

As Americans we have the Bill of Rights, the first 10 amendments of the Constitution of the United States. The First Amendment is about freedom of speech and religion, to name a few. However, there is one more that is crucial: the right to petition the government. Another amendment is the Fourth Amendment. This one is probably the most important to our freedoms: the right of the people to be secure in their persons, houses, papers and effects, against unreasonable searches and seizures shall not be violated and no warrants shall be issued, but upon probable cause.

I encourage the people to learn more about our freedoms. It may even save your life. Check out the definition of probable cause.

I was arrested Aug. 29 for violation of a protective order that Judge Murphy authorized April 28. It's Case No. 3HO-11-00129CI. This is all public record. On May 18, there was a court appearance for the extension of a protective order, a six-month protective order. The judge is to review the evidence to see if there is probable cause. Probable cause is valid information, not disinformation or misinformation, but valid information. For example, threats to do bodily harm to a person there have never been any kind of threats made toward the petitioners.

Alaska Statute 03.55.030 deals with when there is a dog/dogs that are coming onto one's property trying to kill/stalk wildlife on one's property. I don't like aggressive dogs that kill/harass the wildlife that find refuge on my property. I enjoy watching the spruce hens, squirrels, rabbits, all of the creatures that are part of our environment and Earth Mother.

During the court appearance, Judge Murphy stated she has never heard of such a law. This makes one think about her statement. I recorded the court session so to have for analysis. I'm blessed that I did!

Erroneous statements equal erroneous conclusions, and I don't like erroneous conclusions! It appears that Judge Murphy authorizes P/O based on the female gender's fear/erroneous statements. A protective order that is authorized based on the female's gender/the lack of probable cause is a dangerous action that can create a dangerous situation.

I 'm blessed that I was not injured or killed by the States agents. If I had been, it would have been a tragic erroneous conclusion. When the Troopers came to arrest me, I stayed inside my cabin. Speaking out of the window where I was secure in my cabin. Thanks to the Fourth Amendment!

The officer kept asking/telling me to come outside. I didn't do that! These officers didn't have an arrest warrant: all they had was the petitioner and a buddy of that person. Anyone can say anything; it doesn't mean that it is true! But that is what it took to go to jail. I'm arrested without incident.

John Willis