I send special needs only when there is an absolute critical need for action.........Terry Trussell is jeopardy of prison time and needs any help we can provide. I really do not know the details of Terry's case, but I am without doubt, Terry has/had no intention to violate any law.
I will be traveling to his location, God willing, for the court date and testify as best I can on Terry's behalf.
I have known Terry for over two years and hold him in extremely high regard, a patriot of the highest order, integrity unquestioned, still hold his constitutional oath to our US Constitution, a man of unquestioned loyalty to the United States, selflessness, always looking out for others, sacrificial as we witnessed during OAS mission...........write your own thoughts even if it's nothing more that asking the Judge for leniency, suspended sentence, probation, and mercy for a man that has never had any infractions with the law..........zero criminal background, veteran...........
Below is an email I received today from Terry's wife, Marie..........please read it and begin immediately to do whatever you can to help Terry. There should be no reason that anyone associated with OAS cannot write a letter and send to the Judge and Terry's attorney supporting Terry based on what you know about Terry and for how long............
The request should also be sent to anyone you may know that is not part of PFA who might know Terry and can offer him support.
Terry has absolutely no criminal record prior to this event surrounding his participation as a Grand Jury foreman.
He served in Viet Nam in the Army for several years and was discharged in 1969. His is a veteran but not a military retiree.
Please note the short fuze time action: Support Letters must be mailed NLT July 15, 2016
If PFA cannot get a few thousand letters to the Judge and Terry's attorney, PFA might as well close down. I for one will be gone if we abandon Terry Trussell............
From Marie Trussell:
Hi Colonel Riley,
I am Terry Trussell's wife. Terry ask that I contact you for two reasons. As you probably know by now Terry was found guilty on 5 of the 14 counts with which he was charged.
1. His sentencing is scheduled for July 22nd at 10:00 am in courtroom A in Cross City. He is asking if you would testify at his hearing to his character to the extent that you know him. I realize that this a long trip for you and would understand if you can not. In addition, he also needs written "Character Letters for Sentencing". Basically, this letter tells the Judge that you are writing on Terry Trussell's behalf. You state your name, relationship to Terry and how long you have known him. Then discuss his positive and admiral traits, and any support contributions to his friends, and associates. If you would like to see sample guidelines for these type of letters, you may go to wispd.org and look for "Some Guidelines for Letters at Sentencing". There are also other online sites available. Letters should be emailed to Inger Garcia, his lawyer at: firstname.lastname@example.org by Friday, July 15th. Please let me know if you can do either or both.
2. Terry thinks that you have access to a large contact list of people. He needs people to write to the Judge requesting that he not sentence him to prison for essentially filing a police report. I am not stating this very well, but hopefully you get the idea since you know his charges. We would really like to flood the judges office with these letters! The judges name and address is:
Judge James C. Hankinson
Leon County Courthouse
301 South Monroe St, Rm. 301-F
Tallahassee, FL 32301
The same letter should also be emailed to Inger at her email list above.
If you could improve on my letter and send this request out to your contacts, we would be so appreciative! These letters are time sensitive. (July 15 to be mailed, in order to arrive before hearing).
Thank you for your friendship and support for Terry!
INFORMATION BELOW FROM ATTORNEY INGER GARCIA ON PROCESS TO HELP TERRY
Write a letter that speaks from your heart of what you think should be said. It does not have to be long. Just a few sentences if that's all you can honestly say.
Sample is below but don't get hung up on format.........the important thing is to get a letter of some sort to attorney Garcia without delay. The attorney will review each letter. A sample letter is at the bottom.
Address the letter to the Court ....but do not send to the court.........send all letters to Attorney Garcia mailed by 15 July 2016 or earlier.
Judicial Assistant to
Judge James C. Hankinson
.............email a copy to Attorney Garcia email@example.com and a signed letter sent to attorney Garcia at the address below via normal US mail.........
Inger M. Garcia, Esq.
4839 Volunteer Road, #514
Davie, FL 33330
Fax: (954) 446-1635
Cell: (954) 394-7461
SAMPLE LETTER/EXAMPLE (use what fits in your personal knowledge and judgement for Terry and family best interest and justice.) Keep in mind Terry is in his 70s age wise.........incarceration is not appropriate.
Address the letter to:
Judicial Assistant to
Judge James C. Hankinson
RE: Terry Trussell
This letter is a letter of character regarding Mr. Terry Trussell.
My name is ____________________, (my status)________________________, Florida.
I know him to be an industrious, hardworking, family man who is community-minded and other-centered. He has worked hard in his community and, in fact, worked very hard in his profession.
I am aware of the events regarding ___________’s conviction, . I truly believe that _________ has already suffered extensively for his actions.
I believe that an extended prison term will serve as a tremendous hardship for his wife, who will bear the responsibility of trying to repay the costs of the court case and restitution. I believe that ________’s daughters, one of whom has assumed a large portion of the restitution cost, will be tremendously adversely affected if he is required to go to prison.
Because of the significant difficulties that will be faced by his family, who themselves were blameless in this action, I would ask for you, the judge, to grant __________ a sentence of probation or at least the lowest possible sentence. I believe that the loss of his credentials, his loss of accreditation for his vocation, and the loss of respect in the community, as well as those freedoms that he was afforded prior to his felony conviction, may have taken a bigger effect than keeping him out of the work force. He certainly will not be in a position to be able to repeat his offense and, quite frankly, I cannot imagine that he will ever repeat any illegal activity.
I am also aware of ____________’s health issues and, as a doctor, I believe that sending him to prison could amount to a death sentence. Because of his age, ___________. I believe that his care can only be managed by his current physicians, outside the prison.
Thank you for your consideration.
Now you're talking Jim, That's some good info. Thanks.
The wrong people are ending up in jail here, just like the ranchers out west. The wrong people are in prison and it's time for the American people to stand up and put a stop to the corruption.
Please, please, please to all my contacts. I have been following Terry Trussell's case several months. He offered the results from a citizens' grand jury findings to this Judge Hankinson who immediately arrested him and put him in jail for about two weeks. You cannot do this legally.
What the citizens' grand jury found was that bribes were offered and taken in order to put Common Core in the school system in the State of Florida!!!!!
Come on people in Florida, this judge cannot do this.
Please help this decent man trying to make a difference in any way you can.
I do not know Terry personally, either, however I wrote a full page letter to the judge, which I am emailing to his lawyer - this is what the 'proper' process is, according to a link I found on how to write a letter regarding someone's court sentencing. I stated in the letter that I do not know him, however I also stated that we share membership in the same group, in which many people do know him and have provided a great deal of information about him, that I consider the judgement and integrity of these people to be pure, and so I am writing the letter based on what I believe to be accurate information about his character. I did question the correct 'etiquette' of sending the letter directly to the judge, which is why I looked for help on the internet. (I was not able to access the link provided by Mrs. Trussel.) I believe everyone who knows about the case should consider writing to the judge based on what you know about him and his situation, and emailing it to his lawyer. If the lawyer sees fit, the letter will be provided by that lawyer to the judge. As I said in my letter, I believe that Terry was confused as to the difference between the Common Law Courts set forth in the original Constitution of the united States of America, and the Admiralty Courts set forth in the usurped Constitution of 1871, by the UNITED STATES OF AMERICA, INC.
Hopefully, the judge will let him off easy. If not, I hope that some group will sue that court. It is, no doubt, a travesty of justice that has been
Ok, we already know the judges and court staff are corrupt, but how in the world did they get the jurors, good people of dixie county, to find him guilty? What are we missing here? How do we fix it? Somebody knows something and their afraid to talk.
At some point in this process, the premise of Terry's action was changed, wasn't it? By his legal counsel? I seem to remember a number of people commenting that the team had changed from having presented a "True Bill" to simply a statement or something like along those lines? Sorry - I just can't remember the details.
Yes Judith. I was there. Many members of the original Peoples Grand Jury testified that they were a bunch of people who met up to discuss grievances and turned over what they called a "petition" to the sheriff. I wasn't a member of that grand jury so I can't speak to what was said but spoke to a couple later on and they were excited about getting the corrupt attorney arrested and getting common core thrown out of the schools. I would assume it was Terry's lawyer who made them change their story thinking it would help him but nobody's talking about it now. During the trial, the PA kept asking them if they thought they had authority to indict people and every one of them said "No". They also said the name Peoples Grand Jury was symbolic and had no legal meaning.
I don't know him, but ordered the book and posted on facebook.
I would write if I new the man? but I dont even know what he is charged with
me either, but I searched his name and couldn't believe what I read. It just showed me another way in which we are losing our country.
Here's an article about what happened to Terry:
I am in contact with Terry's attorney and have asked her for clarification at to format and correct process. As soon as I get formal guidance I will send to all PFA members.