Brighteningdays

Saint Paul, MN

#1 Jun 13, 2010
OK. So I went to prison for my former drug use. FORMER. Well, before I went to prison, when I WAS a drug user I was arrested one time in possession of a firearm. That was on February 17, 2005. Before I was a felon. Well, AFTER I served my 3 1/2 years in prison, and found out how great life is without meth, the government has decided to charge me with another felony for being a drug user in possession of a firearm 5 years ago. To the day. I was (still am) working a full time job in the mighty city of Woodville. I was (still am) attending college. I was (still am) paying my child support. I was (still am) clean from drugs. I was (still am) reuniting with my children which is a slow slow process for a guy who neglected his children in the pursuit of death by drug addiction. I am doing all the things a person should do to get their life back on track. Even the things you would think the State of Wisconsin would want a former addict and inmate to do when he is released. And I was arrested by the US Marshalls and charged in a Federal Court for being a drug user in possession of a firearm on February 17, 2010. Five years to the day later. Why? Because the next day the Statute of limitations would have run out. The Statute of Limitations was designed to prevent harassment of citizens by unruly prosecution. Or in this case persecution from the police in Dunn County, especially Russ Cragin - who I am told can not take the stand and testify in court anymore because he was caught lying on the stand. The reason I say Russ Cragin is persecuting me is two fold. First when my mom and step dad were arrested in the motor home chase he pointedly asked both of them if they could buy guns or drugs from me. Hey Russ, hang it up buddy. I did. In case you haven't heard the word it's "recovery". May you one day recover from your addiction to being an A$$HOLE. And second, when I was arrested by the US Marshalls I was told by them and repeatedly my lawyer has been told by the prosecutor that the only reason I have been charged is because Russ Cragin thinks I have information (I don't) about a certain incident that occurred in Dunn County around January of 2005. They aren't indicting me because of the severity of the offense. It's not to protect the public. If I posed a threat to society don't you think it would have been when I was an admitted meth user carrying a firearm? Not so much when I'm clean and working and going to school and trying to make amends to the ones who mean the most in the whole world. It's Russ Cragin using the federal government as his own personal attack dogs to create victims. I'm not saying I was right in my actions on February 17, 2005. It was dangerous for me to be high and in possession of that gun. What I'm saying is I did my time. 3 1/2 years in prison. Now I'm working everyday to keep my life clean and on track. What I'm saying is they should have done something about this sooner if they really thought I posed a threat, but that's not the case now nor was it then. They are charging me because they think I have information ( I don't) that they want. It's wrong and it takes the word Justice out of our Justice System.

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