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concerned

United States

#105 May 1, 2012
I would love to read this. Can someone please provide a copy. Put details where i can pick it up, not for $300
Stuck

United States

#106 May 2, 2012
I purchased two books at www.amazon.com for $45 a piece. Other than that I don't know if you can get them any cheaper. I purchased one for myself and a friend.
Luke Hicks

Athens, TX

#107 Jun 24, 2012
McGyver wrote:
Does anyone know who the publisher of this book was? What happened to David Ellsworth, the author?
I am his grandson and my mom and me have have tracked him down and he is in deep Mexico. My mom is wendy ellsworth.
Luke Hicks

Athens, TX

#108 Jun 24, 2012
concerned wrote:
I would love to read this. Can someone please provide a copy. Put details where i can pick it up, not for $300
The author is my grandpa and I have originals that are signed.
Kasey

United States

#109 Jul 30, 2012
This stuff is still happening in Smith County/Tyler to this day. The "Good 'ol boy" system is alive and well in East Texas. It's all about the money.
Jonathan

Haslet, TX

#110 Aug 3, 2012
I have a copy of that book.
Ken Bora

Denver, CO

#111 Aug 24, 2012
I know wrote:
I've been curious about something since I read the book a couple of year ago. I wonder if anyone here has an answer. There was a guy...I think his last name was Monigold (or something like that) who went missing during all that stuff. The author tracked him to Jamaica (I think) but was unable to locate him. I recall, before I moved out of Tyler about a year and a half ago, seeing this guys picture on the cable access channel where they show pictures of missing kids. Apparently, he's still classified as missing. I just can't help but wonder why this guy would stay in hiding for so long. Its been 30 years. What, or who, is he afraid of? Basically the same political machine is still in control that was then, only some of the names have changed. Anyone have any thoughts on the subject?
Your info is correct about Monigold & Jamaica. There are a couple reasons why Moni has not surfaced. One is that he has been & is still a person of interest in a Tyler murder. Two,it is possible that he started a new life with a new identity. The cops make sure that all the crap follows us ex defendants wherever we go. I wouldn. blame him for changing identities. I, for one, am a recipient of how police will harass innocent people and have paid the price but I was finally able to find an honest Judge in Golgen, CO., wherein I was framed once again by crooked Arvada cops, this time for speeding 35m.p.h. in a 30m.p.h. zone, I was also charged with resisting arrest. When my trial arrived I elected for a jury trial because my attornies & I did not have any info about this Judge. To make a long story short, the state was asking for a $1,000 fine & one year imprisonment. The jury found me guilty, once again. This time though, was a little different. Upon sentencing, Judge Kim Goldburger asked me if I had anything to say before he imposed sentencing. I replied, yes. I rose from the table faced the Judge and replied, Judge, just one time in my life I would like to be found guilty of something I did not something I did not do, I then sat down while the Judge imposed sentencing. He had me stand & started, "Mr. Bora, the jury has found you guilty of speeding 35 in a 30 and resisting arrest. The State is asking for 1` year imprisonment & $1,000 fine, but Mr Bora your not going to have to spend any more time in jail and I am not going to fine you one cent. Mr. Bora I apologize to you, you got hammered in Texas & you got hammered here again but you opted for trial by jury therefore I have to give you something. Would you mind doing a few hours of community service work?, No Judge I wouldn't mind at all". There are some honest cops & judges out there just not that many.
Bryan

Plymouth, MN

#112 Oct 15, 2012
Mr. Bora, you more than anyone should know about "SMITH COUNTY JUSTICE". or is that "JB SMITH'S" County Justice. As for Monigold, I think he ran because he didn't want to get murdered from his girlfriends ex.
Driftwood 40-23

Lafayette, LA

#113 Jan 27, 2013
Wow. Amazing that so much corruption could remain in power so long. I lived in Tyler in the 70's, attended Lee High School and knew some of the people affected by the events of 1979. Here we are 34 years down the road from that train wreck of justice and it is still the same. Cultural vacuum + sheeple= Smith County?
James E Cash

Waukesha, WI

#114 Jan 30, 2013
Who Cares wrote:
I think everyone in Texas has already read that book online already. That stuff happened so long ago in the 70's, who really cares anymore. A few of the druggies are still in Tyler with their own businesses and most of the law enforcement are dead or senile. Worst stuff than that happenes here everyday. Can't imagine why they went to such lenghts to stop the book from being read. It was schocking in it's time I guess, but now it just seems kind of hokey.
Yes, because the passage of time and other bad, or worse events make this story irrelevant. You are truly enlightened for not caring.
ayla

United States

#115 Feb 7, 2013
Ken Bora wrote:
<quoted text>Your info is correct about Monigold & Jamaica. There are a couple reasons why Moni has not surfaced. One is that he has been & is still a person of interest in a Tyler murder. Two,it is possible that he started a new life with a new identity. The cops maiike sure that all the crap follows us ex defendants wherever we go. I wouldn. blame him for changing identities. I, for one, am a recipient of how police will harass innocent people and have paid the price but I was finally able to find an honest Judge in Golgen, CO., wherein I was framed once again by crooked Arvada cops, this time for speeding 35m.p.h. in a 30m.p.h. zone, I was also charged with resisting arrest. When my trial arrived I elected for a jury trial because my attornies & I did not have any info about this Judge. To make a long story short, the state was asking for a $1,000 fine & one year imprisonment. The jury found me guilty, once again. This time though, was a little different. Upon sentencing, Judge Kim Goldburger asked me if I had anything to say before he imposed sentencing. I replied, yes. I rose from the table faced the Judge and replied, Judge, just one time in my life I would like to be found guilty of something I did not something I did not do, I then sat down while the Judge imposed sentencing. He had me stand & started, "Mr. Bora, the jury has found you guilty of speeding 35 in a 30 and resisting arrest. The State is asking for 1` year imprisonment & $1,000 fine, but Mr Bora your not going to have to spend any more time in jail and I am not going to fine you one cent. Mr. Bora I apologize to you, you got hammered in Texas & you got hammered here again but you opted for trial by jury therefore I have to give you something. Would you mind doing a few hours of community service work?, No Judge I wouldn't mind at all". There are some honest cops & judges out there just not that many.
Mr. bora, my heart goes out to you, you've been through so much i too can relate, trust me..anyways, id love to just talk, i kno what goes on here, ive lived here all my life, its always been this way and always wil be, so i dont really find interest in spending all my time talking about the blantantly obvious but i believe yu are a good man, also your background is amazing to me :) just would like to het to know you...thats all post meback :)
ex Tylerite

New York, NY

#116 Sep 16, 2013
TxKitty wrote:
Anybody can get on here and make all kinds of accusations, but that doesn't mean it's true. If you think all this crap is true and can back it up, why don't you all go to the FBI or the Texas Rangers?! That would be the logical thing to do rather than make a bunch of wild accusations on some website.
I've heard all things about J.B. Smith's corruptive behavior since I lived there many years ago. I've not lived there now for a couple of decades, and still hear of improprieties done by Smith.

But I was wondering this, too. If he is so corrupt continually, then why aren't the Texas Rangers and FBI camping out near his office. You would think they would be and would gather a treasure trove of info. Now, Smith County in general? I know the corruption is heavy and perpetual from the last several decades!
Joory Dooty

Manassas, VA

#117 Sep 16, 2013
ex Tylerite wrote:
<quoted text>
I've heard all things about J.B. Smith's corruptive behavior since I lived there many years ago. I've not lived there now for a couple of decades, and still hear of improprieties done by Smith.
But I was wondering this, too. If he is so corrupt continually, then why aren't the Texas Rangers and FBI camping out near his office. You would think they would be and would gather a treasure trove of info. Now, Smith County in general? I know the corruption is heavy and perpetual from the last several decades!
J.B. Smith retired last year and was replaced by a former ATF agent, Larry Smith. Smith County Justice was primarily about corruption in the Tyler Police Department and the District Attorney's office. The book did recount some questionable actions on the part of J.B. Smith. But the Sheriff had absolutely NO involvement in the conspiracy and corruption that led to the whole Smith County Justice massive drug-bust debacle that made Tyler's law enforcement community look idiotic to the rest of the country.

Yep, Smith County is about as corrupt and backazzwards as it has always been. Google the "Mineola Swingers' Club" trial. D.A. Matt Bingham imported the thing from another county, probably as a publicity stunt. It was a fantastical story, probably concocted by a nut-job foster mother who may have been covering for her husband, who had been accused of sexual molestation of a child in California. Bingham conspired with former D.A., now district judge, Jack Skeen Jr. to withhold exculpatory evidence from the jury. The trial was overturned with a scathing rebuke from the appellate court regarding Skeen's and Bingham's conduct during the trial.

In a county with an intact justice system, a court of inquiry would have been set up and Bingham probably would be prosecuted. Not here.

Now another Tyler insider is gunning for Bingham's office and will run against him in the primaries. I don't know if the new guy will be any better, but I don't see how he could be any worse than Bingham.

God help us.
Ron Nelson

United States

#118 Jul 19, 2014
I befriended Ken Bora when I was an Army Recruiter in Tyler in the late 70's. I left Tyler just as the police where in the process of framing him and destroying his life. In my opinion all involved from the DA s office down to these dirty crooked cops should have gone to jail....not for 18 months or three years but substantial time. Chief Hardy should have rated in jail. I hate being crude but I hope each one of them gets what is coming to them..A slow painful death. The little butch narc should not have been able to profit from her disgusting life.
Mishka

Roseburg, OR

#123 Jan 23, 2015
ayla wrote:
<quoted text>
Mr. bora, my heart goes out to you, you've been through so much i too can relate, trust me..anyways, id love to just talk, i kno what goes on here, ive lived here all my life, its always been this way and always wil be, so i dont really find interest in spending all my time talking about the blantantly obvious but i believe yu are a good man, also your background is amazing to me :) just would like to het to know you...thats all post meback :)
This is Ken Bora answering your message. I am sorry I have never answered you but that is because I never saw what you had written. I will have a new E-mail within 10 days so if you do happen to finally see my reply then we can stay in touch via the forum.

Ken Bora
Mishka

Roseburg, OR

#124 Jan 23, 2015
Ron Nelson wrote:
I befriended Ken Bora when I was an Army Recruiter in Tyler in the late 70's. I left Tyler just as the police where in the process of framing him and destroying his life. In my opinion all involved from the DA s office down to these dirty crooked cops should have gone to jail....not for 18 months or three years but substantial time. Chief Hardy should have rated in jail. I hate being crude but I hope each one of them gets what is coming to them..A slow painful death. The little butch narc should not have been able to profit from her disgusting life.
Hi Ron, It is now 2015 & I am finally getting to answer E-mail, etc. I totally agree with you that all the crooked people including Judge Donald Carroll should have gone to jail. There is nothing that can be done about all that now but there is something that still needs to be corrected from The Tyler debacle. The city of Tyler still doesn't have LIABILITY INSURANCE on their cops so people like myself can have a recourse to recoup their losses for no matter what anyone thinks Tyler, Texas will exist forever in the dark ages and the have-nots will continue to suffer at the hands of Smith County politicians.

Ken Bora
Crash9999

United States

#126 Mar 18, 2015
Who Cares wrote:
I think everyone in Texas has already read that book online already. That stuff happened so long ago in the 70's, who really cares anymore. A few of the druggies are still in Tyler with their own businesses and most of the law enforcement are dead or senile. Worst stuff than that happenes here everyday. Can't imagine why they went to such lenghts to stop the book from being read. It was schocking in it's time I guess, but now it just seems kind of hokey.
You clearly didn't read the entire thing.
Crash9999

United States

#127 Mar 18, 2015
MeMeMe wrote:
The book is what the movie "RUSH" was made from. The mobile home park where most of it took place is that big one on Shiloe Rd. and the apartment complex where the main drug busts took place was the old Rasberry Ridge. The main crooks that lied to bust those kids are still lawyers in Tyler. The girls that stole from the
South Tyler homes to support their drug habit, while the owners were in church have a business in town. It's all in the book along with pictures. Pretty good reading actually. Don't know why they went to such lengths to keep people from reading it, it's not that big a deal. Hell, everyone in 78 was doing it all. Tyler was just really uptight about everything except what the politicians were doing.
If you don't think it was "that big a deal" then you probably just watched the movie Rush and tell everybody that you read the book. Like most people.
Crash9999

United States

#128 Mar 19, 2015
You did not read the book. At least not the entire thing. You sound like a moron.
STEPH1111

Conroe, TX

#129 Apr 28, 2015
Are you still a reporter? I have some info and proof that might coincide with the corruption in smith county!!!
NoOne wrote:
YourDAUGHTER,
I'd love to talk to you as I am a reporter.

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