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At the 10:50 mark of my arraignment in Stoughton District Court on 8 charges of felony witness intimidation special prosecutor Ken Mello made a bold statement about my finances.
“Some indications are that, his uh, it’s been estimated on the Internet that he’s raised in excess of $5 million doing so, so this is apparently a business that he’s engaged in.” (10:50 mark)
First let me say, that the State Police, DA’s Office, and other people who don’t like the fact that I’m exposing who murdered John O’Keefe, thought that this was going to be the worst day of my life. They thought I’d break down crying after feeling handcuffs for the first time, have a panic attack in the back of the police car, and look broken and shook as they dehumanized my in handcuffs and shackles like a dangerous criminal. Instead they arrested me in a Free Karen Read sweatshirt, over a free Karen Read t shirt, and I asked Brian Tully when we were alone if he had done anything to find the Ford Edge parked where John’s body was found at 3 AM. I made it clear to him that he didn’t scare me in the least, and I carried myself with a confidence that made him realize that he could not break me no matter how hard he tried. By looking at me and talking to me he knew, that I knew, that at the end of this I would be free, and he will be in handcuffs.
The gallery of co-conspirators who thought they could use the justice system to shut me up and violate my First Amendment rights expected me to walk into court timid and scared, a far cry from the person they see on YouTube. But the fact of the matter is that I wasn’t the least bit scared. I thought this day may come and I was looking forward to it. I set the tone from the moment that I walked into court that this was just the beginning of my greatest victory yet to come.
The first thing I did was scan the courtroom to see who was there.
Why were Paul and Peggy O’Keefe there? I’ve done more to get justice for their supposed loved one then they could ever be bothered to do.
What’s this guy’s problem?
I guess his name is Josh Levy, and he goes to all the Karen Read court dates and creepily stands over my shoulder. Also, where is Jackie Dugal’s chin, and how dumb is Karl Dugal going to feel when the indictments come? Will he disappear from the public eye forever out of shame and embarrassment? I would, but he doesn’t strike me as the type.
Was this boomer special prosecutor reading off his notebook paper really the best they could find to try to lock me up?
They’re gonna have to do better than that.
Why was Boston Magazine reporter Gretchen Voss sitting with the alleged victims if she claims to be an unbiased journalist?
How does she feel that she also attended a peaceful Rolling Rally which has since been characterized as felony witness intimidation? Does she believe that she should be charged too, or just me?
Why was one of the “victims” staring me down and acting tough and menacing? Where was that energy when I wasn’t in handcuffs?
I hope the detractors who are attempting to pervert justice in the Karen Read trial enjoyed last Wednesday, because it’s the biggest victory they’re going to get. It’s not much of one either, since I was out on no bail so fast my soup was still warm when I got home. Last Wednesday was fun for me, and it’s going to turn out to be one of the greatest things that ever happened to Turtleboy. So I want to thank them for kicking a field goal when they’re down 38-3, because it’s going to make what happens next even more enjoyable.
The arraignment made me more confident because the charging documents they revealed are so weak. The statements being used against me will all be proven to be out of context, and not true threats or witness intimidation.
But the reason I was most confident was the $5 million comment.
“Some indications are that, his uh, it’s been estimated on the Internet that he’s raised in excess of $5 million doing so, so this is apparently a business that he’s engaged in.”
I shook my head and started laughing when they said that. It was reassuring because I knew that they were just making things up in an attempt to silence me, and that ultimately the truth would prevail. But where did they get $5 million from? Apparently Ken Mello just Googled me and found a retired Irish rugby player whose estimated worth was between $1-5 million.
Estimated on the world wide Internets machine.
This is the level of research that I’ll be going up against. The teams aren’t fair. The special prosecutor isn’t a prosecutor at all, and was publicly reprimanded by the Bar of Overseers in 2016 for being lazy and screwing over clients.
When I was outside court stooge reporter David Bienick from WCVB asked me if I really made $5 million, so I had to put him in his place.
Imagine seeing another member of the press having his First Amendment rights trampled on, being arrested in front of his kids by the fugitive unit like some sort of hardened criminal, and having his house invaded and his property seized, and the only question you’re interested in is how much money the report you’re clearly jealous of is making?
First of all, who raised this man to think it’s OK for a grown man to ask another grown man what his salary is?
Secondly, what does that have to do with anything?
Thirdly, everyone involved in this is making money, including all the reporters, the judge, the special prosecutor, and especially my defense attorney. That’s how grownup world works – people get paid for their time and labor.
Fourthly, when he told me that it wasn’t OK to ask him that question because he wasn’t the one arrested, what I should’ve said was:
“Yes David, you’re not in danger of being arrested because you’re a useful stooge, and a trained puppy dog, who doesn’t challenge powerful institutions, and blindly repeats their talking points because you’re satisfied with going home to your cheese sandwich and Toyota Camry. I’m in the position I’m in because I challenge powerful people, and unlike you I’m not the least bit afraid of them.”
I haven’t come close to making that much money, but I might after this is all said and done.