Ohio Judge: There Will Be No Mentioning Of The Constitution Here

Today in a pre-trial hearing, an Ohio judge casually agreed with a motion filed by a prosecutor asking to ban a defendant from bringing up the United States Constitution or the constitutionality of the law under which he is charged with a crime.

virgil-homelessJudge Catherine Barber (or Kathryn Barber), a retired judge filling in for the Xenia Municipal Judge Michael Murray stated “there will be no mentioning of the Constitution” and then laughed when the defendant claimed that uttering words on a public sidewalk constitutes free speech. (The audio of the hearing can be found here: http://bambuser.com/v/5372976).  This was in response to a suggestion from the prosecutor that bringing up the constitution and civil rights “will confuse the jury.”

About a month ago, Virgil Vaduva, a journalist and editor of The Greene County Herald purposefully stood in front of the Xenia police station in an attempt to raise awareness about the constitutionality of the city’s anti-panhandling law.

Vaduva recorded a video of his encounters with local people, many choosing to make a donation to a local charity in town as a result of his actions.  Vaduva was cited by the Xenia police for “panhandling” which is a fourth degree misdemeanor.

The City of Xenia is known for questionable or outright criminal activities committed by city employees.  Former city prosecutor Craig W. Saunders was permanently disbarred by the Ohio Supreme Court after stealing more than $40,000 from an estate entrusted to be managed by him.  Two city council members also are currently under fire for conflict of interest after investing into a business venture in which they voted on as council members.  The current city prosecutor, Ronald Lewis was charged with tax evasion in late 2014. All the charges against him were dismissed after he claimed that he “forgot” to file and that it was “an honest mistake.”  The city judge ordered all evidence to be struck from the record.

As a result of his “panhandling” Vaduva raised about $42 which was donated to a local charity helping the homeless and those in need.

A jury trial for Vaduva is scheduled for March 26th at 9:30 AM at the Xenia Municipal Court.

Panhandling in Xenia, Ohio from Greene County Herald on Vimeo.

3 comments for “Ohio Judge: There Will Be No Mentioning Of The Constitution Here

  1. March 24, 2015 at 12:48 pm

    So why do we tolerate these ‘above and beyond’ the law judges? WHY do we tolerate the steady incremental erosion and dilution of everything we conscripted into our constitutional rule of law?

    Those of you who live in or near this judges jurisdiction …YOU need to act! Hell, I’m about to publish a letter of grievance and protest that ANYONE can use -and SHOULD use to make a RECORD of ANY public servant’s corruption or institutionalized incompetence.

    BEAR WITNESS. STAND UP. ASK THE QUESTIONS NO ONE ELSE IS DARING TO ASK-IN SPITE OF WHAT EVERYONE SEES, EXPERIENCES, AND DESIRES BETTER REPRESENTATION, restore due process. Habeus corpus, Posse comitatus, by RESCINDING the NDAA/PATROIT ACT, OBAMACARE, and AUDIT THE FED, NULLIFY EVERY SINGZLE AMMENDMENT AND EXCLUSION ESTABLISHED SINCE 1965, ELIMINATE IRS [AT LEAST FOR VETERANS!] RESTORE AND EXPAND SSI, UPHOLD SOLDIERS & SAILORS ACT FOR **ALL** Americans working and serving military support in WAR ZONES and FOBs. [sue KBR, DYNCORP, Halliburtin,Xi,Academy, and many others for corporate tax debts. TREAT THEM LIKE YOU DO THE MIDDLE CLASS! lol RESTORE the draft before you go start one more war! GIVE NO EXEMPTIONS OR ACCEPTIONS! OFFER A FULL SPECTRUM OF MEDICAL AND teCHNICAL AND STRATEGIC OPTIONS THAT FOCUS ON AVOIDING ***ANY*** TACTICAL ENGAGEMENTS OF A DESTRUCTIVE NATURE. [ IF THIS WAS DONE TOMORROW, WE WOULD BE OUT OF THE BUSINESS OF WAR MAKING WITHIN 1 year! ! AND WE WOULD BE ON TOP OF THE WORLDS GREATEST PRO ALL LIFE AND HUMANITY EXPERIMENT AGAIN!

    DO NOT WAIT until they are coming to your house at 3 am to “NO KNOCK” swat team your sorry unaware ass because your neighbor has been offered “bennies” or immunity for THEIR transgressions, or YOU get solicited to do the same against YOUR neighbor, after being busted for something you posted on facebook, or something you smoked in the privacy of your own home, or worse yet, because someone ANYONE has called any one of the numerous 1-800 abuse,kiddie porn, trafficking, drug war hotlines and report you ANONYMOUSLY. W.W.Y.D.? If given the alternative of turning /trading evidence [ read: ALLEGATIONS] with the state agents who are state/govt employed [corporate] agents on witch hunts. They have rationalized torture and genocide for renumeration and immunity. In other words, they are frauding the system and us, and depend upon a fraud based fiat currency! What do YOU think their primary motivation is? Public Service? Integrity? Or Faux wealth, [PAYOFFS] and continued fraud and abuse of the public who they currently and arrogantly continue to suppress, oppress and decimate with prejudice.

  2. Keith M Bender
    March 28, 2015 at 1:30 pm

    Judge Khan Guru has spoken !! Now hop to it!

    All hail the Xenophobic from Xenia. Specifically the Constitution has become Xenophobic to daily life. Long live Ignorance.

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