By US~Observer Staff
Sworn Deschutes County Sheriff Deputy Deckert tells Weidner he is not in court to uphold Weidner’s constitutional rights to “due process” (as stated in Deckert’s oath of office) but to do whatever the judges tell him to do.
On August l5, 2005 Roger Weidner, l998, Oregon Reform Party candidate for Governor and longtime whistle-blower on court corruption, appeared in the Deschutes County Court of Judge Walberg. Appearing with Weidner were Lapine, Oregon property owner Patricia Wishon, political activists, Jason Wheeler, Steve Polson, Gregory Williams, Donna and Lou Sutton and five other supporters.
According to Weidner, a former attorney and public prosecutor, “I have for the past 2 plus years, been trying to block the attempt of attorneys Claud Ingram, Linda Hasse, Anthony Albertazzi and Santiago Torres to steal, through the legal process, a portion of the property Wishon inherited from her late husband.” Weidner’s on-going battle with the attorneys, judges and Deschutes County Sheriff Deputies trying to pull off the “theft” has appeared in prior issues of the US~Observer. The July-August issue of the US~Observer, under the front-page headline, “DESCHUTES COUNTY SHERIFF REFUSES CERT. MAIL,” lays out and details this case.
As Weidner was going through the security checkpoint at the courthouse, the on-duty deputy asked him if he had any sharp weapons. Weidner said, “Only my sharp tongue that I inherited from my mother.” The guard said, “Oh, Yes! I have heard you speak in court.” When Claud Ingram entered the lobby Weidner pointed to him and, for the seventh time in public, condemned Ingram and told his supporters what a shameless treacherous thief Ingram was. Ingram said nothing.
Fifteen minutes before the hearing Weidner, Williams, Polson and Sutton approached the four guards present keeping Weidner’s group under surveillance. As Weidner has done repeatedly in the past he explained to the deputies that he was a former public prosecutor who has been trying to speak in court on the record about the wide- spread corruption in the Oregon court system. The corruption being, Weidner told the guards, that people were having their children, lands and other property stolen shamelessly in “sham” often “star chamber” type proceedings where the outcome was a forgone conclusion, where the victim always loses. He told the deputies he has been repeatedly arrested, by “you guards on the order of these corrupt judges protecting the thieving attorneys.” As Weidner was speaking the deputies all started to leave. Deputy Deckert said, “I don’t want to hear it Weidner, I have heard it all before.” Weidner in response said, “you are all sworn deputies who have taken an oath to uphold our constitutional rights to ‘equal protection’ and ‘due process’ of law” and to see we get a fair hearing in these courts. In response, Deputy Deckert whirled around and in a defiant tone said: “you are wrong Weidner; we are down here to do what the judge tells us to do!”
For the hearing, Weidner, as has been his practice in the past, because of his belief on the on-going nature of the corruption, subpoenaed the Governor, Attorney General, all members of the Oregon Supreme Court and Court of Appeals and all 90 state legislators. Deputy Attorney General Cindy Johnson telephoned Weidner before the hearing and said she was representing all the public officials Weidner had subpoenaed. She then filed a Motion to Quash the Subpoenas’ and for a Protective Order and filed a four page supporting memorandum. When the hearing started Judge Walgren started to ask Ingram a question when Weidner interrupted and said the Motion to Quash should be heard first. Judge Walgren said he did not have any motions before him.
When Ingram spoke he complained that Wishon and Weidner just keep filing new motions, without court permission, when their existing motions are denied and there is nothing new in the motions they file. Weidner then stood and told the court that he and Wishon have repeatedly testified factually and truthfully under oath, in court, on the record, without challenge or objection by Ingram, Hasse, Albertazzi (Wishon’s former attorney) and Torres about their shameless, treachery in trying to steal, through the legal process, Albertazzi’s client’s (Patricia Wishon) property. While Weidner questioned him Ingram sat quiet, not saying a word. When Weidner finished Ingram stood and said “Mr. Weeedner is a liar! When Weidner asked Ingram what he was lying about Ingram said nothing.
After the hearing a young Assistant District Attorney, who told Weidner he had been in the District Attorney’s Office for two months said he would be prosecuting Weidner for Harassment. The Harassment charge occurred when Weidner arrested Ingram for conspiracy and theft on March 7, 2005.
The trial is scheduled for October l8, 2005. Those wishing to testify against Ingram at the trial should contact Patricia Wishon at 541-536-2727.