Canton Cover-Up Part 284: Attorney Tim Bradl’s Statement In Defense Of Karen Read Is A Patriotic Pants-Tent

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My attorney, Tim Bradl, issued a press release in response to Brian Tully’s afterdavid that was used to get Judge Krupp to sign a search warrant for Karen Read’s phones, as part of their never-ending search to charge innocent people with witness intimidation. The following statement made me proud to be his client and will go down in history as one of the greatest defenses of the First Amendment ever:

I read the search warrant affidavit unsealed today in the Karen Read matter.  It appears to be a single spaced 30 page story about how the state police went to unbelievable lengths (taxpayer funded trip to California!) to try to establish … drumroll …that Aidan Kearney and Karen read communicated with each other.  It is an investigation without a crime.  It appears to me that there is zero evidence that Karen Read intended or had anything to do with any witness intimidation or interference, and rather is a woman fighting for her life as a target of a murder charge.  

She is entitled to wield inalienable rights under the first, fourth, fifth, and sixth amendments to defend herself.   She also has a special right under our Massachusetts Constitution, which precedes and is the model for our US Constitution, in its Article 12, “to produce all proofs that may be favorable to [her].”  This provision gives her broad rights and privileges to explore all avenues in her defense–a sacrosanct right to defend herself.   She can share information with whomever she wants, speak out against her enemies, associate with anyone she pleases, and seek to keep it secret if she wants.  It is chilling to read about law enforcement poring through defense phone records and texts intended to be private and confidential, and then laying out these protected and legal actions as if they are elements of a crime  in an effort to destroy her.      

The prosecution is doubling down on defective theories of witness intimidation that we are in the process of attacking at the SJC in Mr. Kearney’s case.  Every freedom-loving citizen in the Commonwealth needs to hope and pray that the SJC finally takes up the matter and takes down the witness intimidation statute, the most odious intrusion on our rights since the bill of attainder or the writs of assistance.     

The only crime here is the robbery of privacy.  

I got a patriotic pants-tent the first time I heard it. The evolution of Tim Bradl has been a sight to see as my case has developed. Initially, he knew little of the facts as he wasn’t an avid watcher of the show. He didn’t know the backstory of the Colin Albert impression or about Lizzie Proctor harassing people at work. But he put in the work and knows the case like the back of his hand now, and clearly he is as outraged as the rest of us. All decent people should be.

As he points out, this was a 30-page document that probably cost the taxpayers hundreds of thousands of dollars in man hours, that could have been used to find out who killed John O’Keefe. And the result of the investigation was that I… spoke on the phone with Karen Read!! About what? They’re not sure. But a reporter talking to a defendant is apparently evidence of a crime, in the birthplace of democracy in the New World.

“This is an investigation without a crime.”

Amen. They have no idea what we spoke about, nor is it anyone in the government’s business. Karen Read is fighting for her life, and can speak with anyone she pleases if she wants to get the truth out there.

As a history teacher, I really appreciated Bradl’s second paragraph. I loved how he pointed out that our State Constitution was the model for the US Constitution. Our state produced brilliant patriots like John Adams, who lived in Norfolk County, and is spinning in his grave watching this once proud Commonwealth defecate on the beautiful democracy he risked his life to create. His cousin, Sam Adams, would have tarred and feathered tyrants like Ken Mello and Brian Tully, for weaponizing the power of big government to violate people’s God-given civil liberties. Our nation is unique because our Constitution comes with a Bill of Rights – something the Founders wouldn’t ratify without. What good is a government if the people don’t have a way to protect themselves from it?

Karen Read chose to keep her relationship with me hidden, but she didn’t have to. As Bradl points out, Article 12 allows her to share information with anyone she pleases, speak out against the McAlberts and the DA’s office, befriend anyone she wants to, and keep her friendships secret. She realized that the facts were in her favor, so she told people about them. Now the men with guns, who seek to rob her of her God-given liberty, are attempting to criminalize her legal behavior. This should outrage all decent people.

As Bradl points out, the nexus of all of this is the Witness Intimidation statute, which is blatantly unconstitutional. Lawyers who value the First Amendment have been concerned about it for years, and have been waiting for a test case. They needed someone to be arrested for causing the extremely subjective “emotional harm.” Not only did they get it with me, but the government became so emboldened after my arrest, that they used it to go after the Canton 9 (including a child), a dispatcher, and now the most high-profile defendant in the country. The Norfolk DA’s office has made it clear that they will use this statute to crush the First Amendment and create a chilling effect that prevents people from exercising their rights, for fear of being put in chains, like I have been.

Let’s all pray that the government overplayed its hand, drew unwanted attention and national backlash, and forced the SJC to use my case, to throw the statute out entirely. Let’s pray that it begins this week, with my release from incarceration.



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