Have been corresponding with Terry who if you don’t know was imprisoned for trying to convene a common law grand jury to expose corruption in Florida where he lives. The justice system has been anything but fair to Terry. His Faith in G-d is sustaining him and he meets and studies regularly with other Christians. I’ve created an interest amount the inmates there to begging to study the Hebraic roots of their faith. There is even a Messianic Jew who is giving them Hebrew lessons. Like Terry said In His letter, “when the student is ready, the teacher will come “. Anyway, I’m sure Terry won’t mind me bringing us all up to speed so I’m going to type his words verbatim. On Oct. 2, we received the Attorney Generals (a/g) response to our appellate brief. What a mess! The A/G ignored all the rules. Too many pages, font size too small, all kinds of misstatements, type O’s confusing sentence structure, and outright lies. We were denied our request to enlarge our brief. But the DCA allowed the A/G their motion to enlarge theirs. We see this as a good thing; it speeds up the process, and the A/G’s stupid errors just makes ours more impactful.
In the meantime, our certiorari (cert) petition is moving through the DCA, with their descision due Nov. 13. All of this has kept us busy reading, writing, analyzing, discussing. I cert (not sure what he meant here)... could overturn my verdict and out of prison. As a result, I am subject to being sent back to county jail (a bad thing), but would be greatly reduced (a good thing) an I could go home (a very good thing!), while state deciedes they will, or will not, retry me. We don’t believe they will. We also have two old issues we could not get the trial court to recognize: my immunity from prosecution, as a grand juror and the fact that I had already been tried for the same offense (double jeopardy). The first time I was tried for these offenses, it was by the chief judge of my circuit. I was found guilty of (annoying the states attorney) the s/a’s complaints, and sentenced to be removed from the grand jury for my crimes.
The judge (a different one) refused to recognize my grand jury immunity, after I was arrested for my second trial. When I entered a motion challenging the courts jurisdiction (my immunity and the prior adjudication on the same offenses), the judge refused to hear it, and denied the motion. Our courts are filled with outlaws!! My only hope (other than G-d l, and that’s all that we really need, right?) is, there is a small remnant of integrity left in the appellate court, we shall soon see. Then he goes on to talk with me about some personal things.
Terry’s a good man an honest man, a Christian and a Veteran. Keep him in your prayers. He appreciates all our support and all the steadfast friends he’s made through his journey through this de facto legal system that they say is fair and just. If you would like to write him I’m sure he’d love to hear from you. Terry Trussell I15405
RMC West H1143s
PO Box 628
Lake Butler, Florida 32054