Former 49er Tries to Close Courtroom in Custody Case After He Beat Mom - Santa Clara Cops Now Threaten to Boycott the 49ers
Former 49er Ray Mc Donald beat the mother of his child, TWICE, and never went to jail for doing so. Now San Jose police officers are bringing seeded clouds back to the issue of their taking of 49er tickets and obtaining private 49er security detail while investigating NFL players in domestic violence and rape cases.
The same police officers who didn't want the press looking into their conduct during a the Mc Donald investigations are now using the media as a weapon to attack 49er Colin Kaepernick's First Amendment Rights, by threatening to have members of the Santa Clara Police Officers Association (SCPOA) boycott their beloved 49ers and Levi's Stadium, claiming to try to be protecting police.
Who is protecting the women and children Ray Mc Donald, and other NFL players repeatedly continue to harm?
As a small media groups, watchdogs and advocates in Santa Clara attempt to bring issues related to the NLF and Domestic Violence forward, Santa Clara cops appear to be retaliating against the press, causing many to begin to question if cops taking of 49er tickets while investigating Ray Mc Donald led to bumbling investigations that ultimately serve to fail to protect victims.
On December 7, 2016 Santa Clara County Judge Helen Williams denied a media request, lawfully made by a small Q- friendly publisher in Mc Donald's criminal case. Previous media requests by larger media outlets had all been granted.
On December 8, 2016 Judge Towery denied a Q- friendly investigative reporter's request to cover Ray Mc Donald's custody case.
Most alarming is that as Chief Sellers thrust SCPOA into the national headlines related to First Amendment issues, individual police officers assigned in Santa Clara County courtrooms continued to show Mc Donald favoritism, gush over his NLF celebrity status in a manner that appears to be violating Frist Amendment Rights of members of the media and victims who have been harmed by NFL players like Ray Mc Donald.
Are Lawyers Assisting Santa Clara Cops and Judges in First Amendment Right Violations?
On December 8, 2016 in Santa Clara County's new opulent Family Justice Center , members of Jane and John Q Public caught attorney Elise Mitchell, pro tem judge Cathy Erickson, court transcriptionists Stephanie Estes, court clerk Jaretta Reser, Santa Clara County Bar Association employee Angie Loyola and numerous Santa Clara County bailiffs in what appears to be a large scale effort to discredit and harrass members of the media investigating Santa Clara County Courts and Judicial Misconduct.
Dating back to January 2016 an award winning investigative journalist began covering family law cases involving Judge Mary Ann Grilli and family lawyer Brad Baugh. By late 2016 the reporter had expanded coverage to include Judges James Towery, Vincent Chiarello and Mark Pierce. The reporter was no stranger to the courts, yet most of his media requests had been denied. with the exception of one granted by Mary Ann Grilli.
On December 8, 2016 while standing outside Judge Towery's department where Mc Donald's custody matter was set to be heard, a member of "Q "was witness to Elise Mitchell, Ray's family lawyer, and Cathy Erickson, who stormed into the court hallway and began ranting in a hog-like bark:
" Oh hell no they aren’t closing the courtroom " , ....."That little bitch went and hired
Hector Mereno's law firm and thinks she is going to get something done. " ....."She thinks the media from some Q, or P, whatever site will help her sorry ass. ..... " They emailed all the judges, I have a copy, I will forward it to you "......" They are trying to discredit Towery and they won't get away with it "
Mitchell was reported to be talking to Cathy Erickson, an attorney who had worked as a pro tem judge in obtaining a stipulated order in Mc Donald’s custody case , where the mother of Ray's child reported she felt pressured into giving Mc Donald overnights based on the widespread media coverage that led the undereducated, mother to believe Judge Towery might not provide her a fair hearing.
Cathy Erickson had no business engaging in conduct that clearly sought to chill the mother and child's due process rights, as she willfully violated Professional Rules of Conduct, and the law, and made a public spectacle with Ray Mc Donald’s family lawyer in courthouse hallways.
Erickson's engaging in exparte communication Ray Mc Donald's lawyer , is clear misconduct and Q is calling for an immediate State Bar and county investigation.
Erickson's and Mitchell's conduct should require a set aside of the custody agreement where a mother was pressured into agreeing to give Mc Donald overnights with a 15 month old child, after she was unable to have Judge Towery consider Mc Donald’s violent history , police documented abuse, and admitted alcoholism.
On December 8, 2016 the investigative reporter covering Towery's cases had made a media request to cover the McDonald custody matter , which Towery promptly denied.
Later the reporter was repeatedly harassed by a number of Santa Clara County Sheriffs as he remained in the courthouse to cover Mc Donald's custody matter, as a member of the public.
Late on December 8, 2016, Q learned that members of the Santa Clara County Sherriff’s Department, and members of the Santa Clara County Bar Association appeared to be attempting to discredit members of Jane and John Q in connection to photos taken at a December 2, 2016 Santa Clara County Bar Association holiday luncheon where members of the State Bar, and Santa Clara County's family law bench were video tapped and photographed singing songs and distributing highly offensive materials, which Q exposed.
Ironically, as the Q friendly investigative reporter and publisher left the courthouse on December 8, 2016 , they were joined in the long elevator ride by Judge Grilli's court reporter, who may have been the one who took the photo of Mr. Mc Donald, Ms. Erickson and Elise Mitchell in an effort to discredit members of Jane and John Q public.
Formal complaints are being filed with the county, state and federal agencies, copies of which Q will post when available.