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Today (July 19th) was a sad day, indeed. It marked the launch of the Dan Satterberg campaign for King County Prosecutor in a ballroom at the Westin Hotel. Mr. Satterberg has practically been channeling Norm Maleng, the former King County Prosecutor, since Mr. Maleng's death, and now we know why. If you check out his campaign website, it is practically a memorial to Norm Maleng, who still stands next to Dan Satterberg during some kind of recognition award he received from Norm. Too bad you have to resort to such photos to bolster your campaign. You would think if Norm Maleng and Mr. Satterberg really liked each other, a photo of a fishing trip together, for example, might have been used instead of a photo where Mr. Maleng had to pose with Mr. Satterberg.
While campaigning using the death of your boss to your benefit is distasteful, trying to make yourself seem like the reincarnation of your boss in integrity, experience, values, and accomplishments is just as distasteful and disingenuous. While in effect throwing yourself on your boss's coffin, bawling like a baby, as it is lowered in the ground may make some people vote for you, this kind of campaign is one of the most distasteful I have seen.
What's worse is that Dan Satterberg is not who he says he is--he is no Norm Maleng, as Lloyd Bentsen would say. He proved so when he signed off on the charges against me, doing an immense favor for Boeing while ignoring the public interest. True, I am a biased party, but that doesn't mean I will twist the truth like the King County Prosecutor's office under Dan Satterberg does. People should know what they are voting for in November.
Mr. Satterberg made national news recently (perhaps in another crude attempt to garner votes in a few months) when he said he was going to throw the book at a deranged grandma who registered her dog to vote. From a L.A. Times article, 7-01-07:
'But while the process is easy, the document — the registration form — is equivalent to a sworn affidavit. "You can't lie on an affidavit," said King County Acting Prosecuting Atty. Dan Satterberg.'
'"She had a point to make, and so do we," Satterberg said. "There has to be a response."'
I don't quote this because I support this lady's attempt to get surreptitious voting rights for her dog, nor do I allege that Mr. Satterberg is pressing the charges against the grandma because he determined the dog wouldn't cast a vote for him in November. I quote it because of what Dan Satterberg said to the reporter--"You can't lie on a (sworn) affidavit." This is a highly hypocritical statement by Mr. Satterberg who will send an old lady to prison for lying on a voter registration affidavit, yet he lets cases like mine be based upon sworn affidavits of the Seattle Police Department that contain lies to bolster their case. A few (but not all) of the lies in the sworn affidavit Mr.Satterberg signed off on in my case are:
That there was no information on my computer relating to my attempts to end inspection fraud at Boeing (my computer contained detailed and obvious files from my correspondence with Senators, the FAA, and Boeing on the subject, and I kept all such files prominently on my desktop where even the least computer savvy person could easily find them). Who knows, however. Maybe they are now not there. Deleting such files would bolster their case also, and back up the lie that the files weren't there.
Another obvious lie in the affidavit is the claim I committed extortion, a laughable claim (if it was not so serious an allegation) that even Boeing would have to refute.
I talked to an attorney today that told me it was common practice for the Deputy King County Prosecutors to trump up charges while deleting any mitigating circumstances and facts from their charging papers.
You know that I was shocked when I confirmed myself objectively that the FAA was corrupt, but to find out that our own county's prosecutor's office lies on charging papers to put innocent people or people perhaps guilty of much lesser crimes in prison is equally shocking. You might expect this type of thing in the corrupt Old South Prosecutor's offices against uppity blacks who started to want equal rights, but not in King County's Prosecutor's office. After all, we are removed in time and place from those racially divided times. Chicago and New York have also had corruption problems in the past. But in Seattle? It boggles the mind.
Maybe this dishonesty in our legal system in this county has gone unnoticed because most people do not get entrapped by this system and do not perhaps care if a drug dealer gets multiple times the sentence they should have got because the charges were trumped up, and mitigating circumstances were ignored. But I, being apparently light years more honest than some of these people who lie for the county in sworn statements, being new to the system with the only crime being going up against the most arrogant company on the face of the planet in order to save lives, end fraud, and protect national security, certainly now notice it.
Before I made the fatal mistake of starting to try to end Boeing fraud and therefore before I became an accused criminal, I would have also been shocked if I had learned of such creative writing in charges by the county that may put an innocent person in prison, or put someone in prison that committed a much lesser charge than they were convicted for because the jury falsely trusted the county prosecutors to tell the truth and even be fair to defendants. Let's hope the lies in my charges are an aberration, and the attorney with 30 years experience I talked to today was wrong about the county "cooking the books." You can always have hope that something is wrong, even though you know there's more than a 99% chance it is true.
"As your Prosecutor, I will continue to emphasize compassion and justice for victims, fairness for defendants, and protection for our communities and families."
"I will continue to emphasize...fairness for defendants." Hah! It would be funny if this hypocrisy's effects on innocent people were not so serious. A campaign site is not a sworn affidavit, so it's no crime if he lies there. But it is a good reason not to vote for him.
It looks like the new King County Prosecutor's office under Mr. Satterberg already needs a total housecleaning after only a couple months of existence. Thankfully there is a way coming up very soon to do so--this November. Vote not to "retain" Dan Satterberg. Vote for anyone else he faces. Restore honesty and integrity to the King County Prosecutor's office.
I did notice Dan Satterberg's list of priorities did not include bringing white collar criminals like the ones whose crimes are documented on my computer in his possession, and on this site, to justice. In omitting that as a priority anywhere on his radar screen, he is being honest on that one point by omission. I can't vouch for the veracity of anything actually written on his site, however, after noticing the noted prevarication.
So if you want a King County Prosecutor's office that works for Boeing's legal department (whose ethics are noted in part on my site) and other powerful interests and is willing to prevaricate for them and retaliate against people trying to bring Boeing's crimes to justice, vote for Dan Satterberg. If you want an honest King County Prosecutor's office that works for the people of King County and will not ignore white collar crime--even at Boeing--when they have evidence of it right under their noses (before they hit the "delete" button, that is), vote for anyone else, and by doing so end this sad little era of injustice between Norm Maleng's death and November 27th.
Daily Report Quote
This quote is also from my addendum (supplement) to my first report. (Continued from previous day's quote. These quotes should explain more why I dubbed myself "The Last Inspector". Another item the FAA chose to ignore, at your peril.):
Also please investigate the "calibrated eyeball" inspection technique being used for tubing inspection of tubes built in our mockup tube manufacturing shop, that builds production tubes and NCR dash "M" tubes for PSD and elsewhere. Sure, we are very good at inspecting the tubing bends per laser tracker reports and the old adjustable jig, surface table, and plot system, but we use the "calibrated eyeball" method for everything else, such as ovality and protrusion of the tube beyond the swaged sleeve. Please investigate the tube mockup shop, and make sure we have the right tools to inspect the features I said we inspected with calibrated eyes only, among any others from the (document I.D.) series specs that we should be inspecting that I am unaware of due to my, and my coworkers, non-expert tube fabrication inspector status. The inspectors in the strut shop usually support the inspection of the tubes made in the mockup shop, so please ask them to show you the tools they use to inspect the ovality and protrusion of the tube beyond the swaged sleeve, among other dimensions you find that we should inspect.