Dad Harassed & Jailed After Filing Judge Complaint
Former California Senator Joe Simitian appeared shocked when he read the order of Santa Clara County Superior Court , that on its face, appears to be an unconstitutional effort to silence citizens seeking to protest the county's family courts.
The order appears to be arbitrarily handed out by Santa Clara County law enforcement as a form of selective prosecution and retaliation against a pro per dad who filed a complaint against Judge Scott in a family matter with his own mother that is connected to a Los Gatos real estate deal, giving more of an appearance of mass corruption where family courts and real estate is concerned.
Scott Largent was served with what many are calling a faux order, after Santa Clara County Court General Counsel Lisa Herrick marched across the marble slabs of the new Santa Clara County Family Courthouse, escorted by two Santa Clara County Sheriffs, to inform a father protesting family courts that he was not allowed to exercise his most fundamental rights . So Mr. Largent took it to City Hall. ( watch through video), where at least Joe Simitian appeared to be paying attention.
During an October 12, 2017 meeting of the Santa Clara County Finance and Government Operations Committee., Joe Simitian took the unusual step of instructing the Santa Clara County clerk to copy and have ready for review the order presented by Largent, following Largent's public comments on the order ( also above video) ,
Largent often appears to be one dad, trying to get the county supervisors to pay attention to the county courts misuse of public funds and legal dysfunction. The order, which is being aggressively given to select members of the media and protestors, appears to be outright retaliation by judges and court employees as efforts to expose unethical judges, court reporters and financial fraud in the courts continues to ramp up.
The retaliation has shocked Largent's grandmother , an 87 year old Santa Clara County resident, who had Sheriffs sent to the home she owns and lives with Largent , after Judge Scott , on his own order, dispatched Santa Clara County Sheriffs to her home for a "welfare check", following Largent's efforts to file complaints against Judge Scott at the county and with the Commission on Judicial Performance.
In addition to his matter with his mother, Largent has been fighting for more time with his 2 year old daughter, which has been in vain following his activism in attempting to reform Santa Clara County jails.
Largent regularly attend a number of county supervisor meetings, after he experienced the jails first hand when he was arrested and jailed for using a loudspeaker to protest outside police stations. Despite being dismissed on those charges, Largent was furious that the county was willing to put him through a trial for protesting. The jury in Largent's case was 11-1 in his favor, but instead of sending the jury back , where Largent was told he likely would have won, the judge dismissed the case, precluding Largent from a factual finding of innocence.
Jail reform, police harassment and unethical judges have been at the forefront of Scott Largent's activism and complaints , which has been met with unprecedented harassment. Bad actors in law enforcement and courts can cost counties millions, and County Supervisors are starting to pay attention.
Santa Clara County Courts were particularly embarrassed when the world exploded with outrage over Judge Persky's sentencing in the Brock Turner case, but locally the public defenders were outraged over Judge Scott's conduct in criminal cases, which got Scott moved to family court where he appears to be misusing his power to harm parents and children on a daily basis . While Scott was disciplined, the court's supervising judges appear to be enabling his misconduct, which now appears to be connected with district attorney Jeff Rosen's office and the San Jose and Santa Clara County Sherriff Office.
The Persky recall effort is now in full force in communities across Santa Clara County and law enforcement and judges appear to be retaliating against anyone believed to be associated with this costly and embarrassing democratic exercise.
Santa Clara County Judge James Towery, who was caught using his bailiffs to retaliate and make false claims against members of the media back in 2016, appears to be the link to the courts , the Bar , the DA's office and the local law enforcement community. Supervising Judges in Santa Clara County have regularly ignored complaints against James Towery, as did the Bar when complaints and questions about Towery's competence and sexual harassment of litigants and employees emerged when Towery was employed at the State Bar of California.
Santa Clara County Superior Courts appear to be the hotbed of court corruption and dysfunction, where judges, government employees and police appear to be ignoring the Constitution and hunting members of the press and public, in conduct that feels more like Nazi Germany in 1944 than Silicon Valley California.