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Hello, Ely: Thanks for your kindness. We do have several issues and it is hard to separate, but I will try.
Yes, we would like to hold the chief and the mayor responsible for conspiracy/perjury. Perjury would be the most likely to prove as it would require the chief to present a date/time/statement/contents(not just generalizations which he gave on the stand: "They said they did howl and admit to the event". He only had the mayor's statement/complaint and to this day that is all he has. We did not turn in a statement to him....ever.
Yes, we state they are in part responsible for the vandalism, once again this would be hard to prove. In 2009 we had our house and garage paintballed. A different chief at that time did not solve the case. We would told it was politics as usual, my husband had a 63% victory to take over the mayor hood after a recall of the then current mayor. He took himself out of office when he realized there were behind the scene movements to get him out and put in the person the 'Silent Majority' (they called themselves) wanted into office. As a matter of fact, Joe named this mayor/neighbor 'pro-tem' as one of his only official acts. We had gotten along as neighbors. We had grief prior to this and every since. The more my husband complained about the constant noise surrounding our house, the more the chief played him. The chief entertained frantic/frustrated middle of the night calls from my husband (Joe) for 2 winters and would 'investigate' our written complaints, but not be able to do anything as no one else in the neighborhood complained. I made him put it in writing why he would not take action on these complaints.
Yes we believe this Disorderly Conduct charge was contrived from the start. The chief is appointed by the mayor, which we found out in court he is also now the Police Commissioner.
Yes the local authorities do not and will not act on our complaints. We have been told this by the chief actively not acting and in writing/response to complaints we lodged; the judge at our trial stated on record (I believe...we don't have the transcript yet) he would not allow us to bring a complaint to court, we had lost credibility with him; the county sheriff (This was in the past. Joe has a call in today for a return call.); and the DA.
Today we wonder most: 1) How do we move forward about the perjury and is it worth it? We may pay heavily.
2) Who do we turn to for safety and protection? We both are on SSDI. We have neighbors flanking both sides of our yard, one of which is the mayor. Both families have dogs they do not control the barking of. Since we have turned in the other family and were denied by the chief, they have gotten very nasty. We have had odd things happen around our yard that only could be done by someone getting in. Once again no proof of the odd things, but plenty on the dogs barking.
Thanks, XXXXX XXXXX took so long. I understand you may take a little while also!
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