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Leo Haffey, Background on arrest, No bond, Legal defense fund, Obama thugs, Nashville corruption?, Leo the lawyer and patriot, Nazi Germany revisited

If you have not been following the arrest and incarceration with no bond, of attorney Leo Haffey in Nashville, TN, I urge you to read the recent articles on this blog. You will be outraged.

A lot of facts regarding the case have been presented on this blog. The charges made against Leo are highly suspicious and the bond hearing judge, Gloria Dumas, recently had a lengthy formal complaint filed against her by the Tennessee Judiciary Committee, just a few days after Haffey’s hearing. Leo Haffey filed a motion from jail to have Judge Dumas recused.

This does not undo the unfair hearing.

Leo Haffey deserves an emergency bond hearing to allow access to his records.

Fellow blogger Aristotle the Hun was following the case and brought it to my attention. Here is a an article he just sent me with more background information:

“Who Is This Guy Leo Haffey I Keep Hearing About? 

My first contact with Leo the Lawyer (Leo Haffey) was back on March 27th of 2009.  I had discovered a post on a forum that struck me as “brass tacks” straight line reasoning with inescapable conclusions.  I posted it on my blog “The Steady Drip.  It was awhile before I knew Leo’s real name but that evening I got this thank you note.

      Leo the Lawyer said…

    Thanks for posting & hosting! 
    Love your Blog!

Leo’s article is archived at Two ideas to empower Patriots-by passing lawyers if you would care to review it. Here is a short excerpt:

    THE POWER OF A PATRIOT 
    by EA_LEO 
     
    People tend to either credit lawyers and judges far too much or discredit them to the extreme. The truth is lawyers and judges are greatly restricted by the privilege of license or of office. The people who are patriots have far more freedom of action and far less restrictions in our society. 
     
    Did you know that any citizen patriot can bring a criminal case against Barrack Hussein Obama in the County in which they reside? You do not have to be an Attorney General to indict a ham sandwich or a Barrack Obama. If a patriot had evidence of a crime committed by the 2008 BO campaign and that patriot presented said evidence to a sympathetic Grand Jury with a charge of conspiracy to commit said crime against Barrack Obama, that patriot could get BO indicted like that proverbial ham sandwich.

I had been blogging about the power of Citizen Grand Juries to directly counteract the conspiracy of the government against the people.  Leo quickly understood the legal theory and the supporting Constitutional Provisions and case law. 

The very next day this blockbuster headline grabbed my attention: Barack Hussein Obama Indicted in GA.  Carl Swenson at http://www.riseupforamerica.com/ had scooped everybody and without warning had empanelled a Citizen Grand Jury and acted while the rest of us were still arguing legal theory.

From that point forward Leo and I corresponded on a regular basis.  I became National Spokesperson for American Grand Jury and Leo advised me, and collaborated with other leaders in the Citizen Grand Jury movement while writing some of the early motions.

On April 29th I got a cryptic email from Leo “Where the Bodies R Buried in Tennessee?”  The email had a link to a RICO (Racketeer Influenced and Corrupt Organizations Act) case concerning the Federal Communications Commission and the Federal Election Commission.   This was an issue Leo was working on in Nashville having to do with missing computers from the Nashville Elections Commission.   I didn’t understand it, and I didn’t respond.

On April 30th Leo’s next email seemed hastily composed and was confusing: “Mayor, Police Chief, Former VP & Nashville DA. Next Door Neighbor CRIMINAL LAWYER Brent Horst.  If anything happens to me those are the suspects. PI Grady Vaughn has more details.  Keep the Faith, Leo Haffey.

At least I now knew Leo’s real name.  However I was beginning to suspect that Leo wasn’t just brilliant but maybe a little weird.  Less than an hour later I got this email “Have surveillance cameras surrounding my house. I have video of Nashville PD and neighbor, Nashville CRIMINAL lawyer Brent Horst, harassing me, my wife and my daughter.” 

My day job is as a psychotherapist.  My red flags pop up when people start claiming that folks are out to get them.  Yet Leo made it clear that he had video evidence of police harassment.   Next Leo sent me several news links along with this message: “These seemingly petty burglaries are to the Nashville BO Campaign what Watergate was to the Nixon Campaign.”  Since delusions of persecution are not reported by the news media, I decided I should start paying attention to the corruption and police intimidation situation Leo faced in Nashville.

At 8:54 PM on May 2nd I got this email from Leo’s 11 year old daughter: “my dad was arrested and he said if he was, that i should email you.”  At 4:05 Am I get this email from Leo: “Don’t report this because I don’t want any Grand Jury members to be scared off by this Police harassment, but please add judge Thomas w. Brothers, Brent & Tracy Horst of 6953 Highland Park Dr. Nashville, TN to the list of co-conspirators along with, Mayor Dean, Police Chief Serpas and District Attorney Johnson. Those are the people for the Constitutional Grand Jury to indict, along with BO, in Nashville.  Keep the Faith, Leo P. Haffey”

One could easily forgive Leo if at this point he reacted to the intimidation by keeping his mouth shut and presenting a low profile.  Not Leo!  The next email said: “Please have the Grand Jury Foremen in Tennessee contact me. I want to present evidence against all the co-conspirators in Tennessee that I know about. Keep the Faith, Leo Haffey.” Leo might have been brave enough to testify to a Citizen Grand Jury in Nashville but there wasn’t one in existence.  It wasn’t until June 18, that I was able to announce

NASHVILLE CITIZEN’S GRAND JURY FORMING!

I told Leo that there was not Citizen’s Grand Jury in Nashville yet.  Rather than thinking he was out of ammo, later on May 3rd Leo asked me to post this message on my blog:

    Co-conspirators Tom w. Brothers, Karl Dean, Ronal Serpas, & Torry got my neighbor the CRIMINAL Lawyer Brent Horst & his wife Tracy to file false charges.
    But it backfired on all of them. My daughter is doing fine. Isn’t she Great! Thanks for your help! That is all I can say at this point. Other than:
    It is very important that Patriots know to do this: 
     
    1) Find the CROOKED politicians in your City or Town that supported BO. 
     
    2) Link these CROOKED politicians to crimes committed by the BO Campaign. 
     
    3) Charge CROOKED politicians and BO as co-conspirators in the commission of campaign crimes, and you have a Criminal Case against BO that can be prosecuted in Court in your County Seat. 
     
    4) Of course, you add all the other Crimes that BO committed elsewhere to your INDICTMENT also. But to prosecute BO in your State, you have to link him as a co-conspirator to crimes committed in your State.

I have a stat counter on my blog.  I was able to detect the hits coming from Nashville.  Leo was really rattling the monkey cage of some big monkeys.  Over the next few days I got dozens of emails documenting the evidence and suspicions Leo had about corruption in Nashville.  He asked me to act as a depository for all of his evidence because he wasn’t sure he would be able to protect his documents, and he had some serious concerns about his own life being in jeopardy.

Over the next few days there were reports of unmarked and marked police vehicles parked outside Leo’s house.  I didn’t realize it, but Leo had also been working on the child abuse and molestation activity at a local mosque.  Pam Geller at Atlas Shrugs really blew the lid of that case, but nothing was done and children remain in danger.  Go here for a review of the various Crimes and Corruption Leo the Lawyer Exposed in Nashville.

I posted this notice on a blog in Nashville:

    The power elite in Nashville are perverting justice! The police, politicians, judiciary, and administrators of government are conspiring against the citizens. Citizens have the constitutional authority to investigate corruption and establish justice.
    All citizens who have evidence or reports of crimes, violations of oath of office, or sabotage of justice by elected or appointed officials are encouraged to report their information to the Nashville Citizen’s Grand Jury. Those who wish to serve as members of the Nashville Citizen’s Grand Jury can contact xxxxx 
     
    Honest public officials who faithfully serve “we the people” are expected to support the Nashville Citizen’s Grand Jury. 
     
    A member of the Tennessee Bar will act as advisor to the Nashville Citizen’s Grand Jury.

That last line in the notice might have been a mistake.  Of course, those who knew the situation immediately guessed who the “member of the Tennessee Bar” was.  By May 13th Leo was back in jail. We heard from Leo again on May 20th was able to send this email: “Help! On the 13th, I was arrested again by the Nashville PD without Probable Cause and falsely imprisoned, first at the Metro Jail, then I was taken to Nashville General Hospital where I was physically and mentally abused. My blood pressure medication was withheld from me for 38 hours. Then, I was taken to Middle Tennessee Mental Health Institute where they repeated tried to force me to take anti-psychotic medications.”

I live in south Florida.  I felt powerless to help.  However, I was able to determine that the Mental Health Professionals did their jobs according to the book, and Leo was released as “not being a danger to himself or others.”  However, Leo couldn’t go home.  Leo’s neighbors had contacted Leo’s wife right after he was arrested and told them that the Neighborhood Association was going to place a lien on her home and take the house away from her if she did not file a restraining order against Leo so that he could not return home.  Leo took up residence in a Holiday Inn.  Things were really getting nasty. 

Leo was rearrested in September and this time his bond was revoked.  This is where he remains:

HAFFEY, LEO PATRICK Facility: Criminal Justice Center 
Unit-Pod: 2-E 
Security Level: Minimum

Citizen Wells has posted some top notch investigative stories on this case, http://citizenwells.wordpress.com/

The rest of the details are at the blog I started for Leo http://freeleohaffey.blogspot.com/ 

The facts are being hidden by the authorities. We are using private investigators to find out what we can. We will not release our research until it is nailed down tight. 
 
The “unconfirmed and unofficial story goes like this: 
 
Leo is an entertainment attorney in Nashville. 
 
Nashville is a liberal enclave in an otherwise moderate to conservative state. 
 
Leo was an active Democrat and worked on Democratic candidates campaigns until Obama came along. 
 
Leo has acquired some powerful enemies by being anti-Obama and attempting to expose local corruption. 
 
When Leo began his anti-Obama activates and began advising Citizen Grand Juries, his enemies amplified their animosity toward him. 
 
Leo had some marriage problems which his enemies exploited by pressuring his wife to file abuse charges against him. 
 
After Leo was arrested, Leo’s wife had the integrity and courage to resist, and decided to “out” the people who had pressured her to file the false charges and sent this email to the Nashville DA: 
~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~ 
Nashville Obama supporter Brent Horst THREATENED to SUE me if I didn’t help him get an Order of Protection against my husband, Leo Haffey. 
 
Also Nashville ADA Bottoms pressured me to get an Order of Protection against my husband, Leo Haffey. 
 
I would appreciate it if you and Nashville District Attorney Torry Johnson would investigate Mr. Horst. 
~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~ 
I am in possession of further documentation about Leo’s wife being pressured to file false charges and my wife and I have interviewed Leo’s wife thoroughly. 
 
The people who are trying to harass Leo are neighbors. They used the Neighborhood Association to threaten Leo’s wife that they would file a lien and take her house away if she didn’t file a charge against Leo. Leo’s wife is now being represented by counsel, so she isn’t likely to fall for that kind of pressure again. Leo arranged for her to have counsel while he was in jail. 
 
~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~ 
 
· The charges against Leo were dropped, or soon will be, because Leo’s wife withdrew her allegation. 
 
· Without skipping a beat Leo, was then charged with molesting his 11 year old daughter. One of his neighbors is a social worker, and I suspect her of involving the authorities. Child abuse accusations can be made anonymously without the accused ever knowing who the accuser was. 
 
· Both the wife and daughter told the truth, and these charges were dropped. 
 
· One of Leo’s enemies filed a false charge of vehicular assault – This was the same woman I suspect of making the false charge of molestation – no witness – no injuries – but they managed to get Leo arrested have him admitted to a mental health institution. Leo properly refused all medications without being informed as to what the official diagnosis was. There was none. 
 
· The doctors said he wasn’t a danger to himself or anyone else, and released him 
 
· Next he was re-arrested on the vehicular assault charge and they revoked his bail 
 
· That is why he is in jail now. Leo continues to resist their attempts to administer drugs to him without a diagnosis. This has an uncanny resemblance to the plight of political prisoners in Russia back a few decades ago. 
 
Caution: I live in Florida and my only sources are Leo, his wife, and his daughter who I communicate with regularly. I may not have all the details straight.

Leo needs simple help from a lawyer in filing a Write of Habeus Corpus, to get him out of jail.  Once released, Leo can participate in his own defense. 

WE NEED YOUR HELP! I have established a Defense Fund for Leo at http://freeleohaffey.blogspot.com/ to reimburse an attorney to act on his behalf, and to pay Leo’s bond.

One hundred percent of your donation dollars go to provide legal services for Leo.  I am not charging any service fee whatsoever for collecting the funds.  The funds will be deposited by PayPal into the non-profit organization, Interfaith Ministries, a Florida Non-Profit Corporation (N37613) organized under the Laws of the State of Florida April 10, 1990, where I serve as President.” 
 

I leave you with this thought from Pastor Martin Niemoeller, a German anti-Nazi activist

 “In Germany they first came for the Communists,
and I didn’t speak up because I wasn’t a Communist.

Then they came for the Jews,
and I didn’t speak up because I wasn’t a Jew.

Then they came for the trade unionists,
and I didn’t speak up because I wasn’t a trade unionist.

Then they came for the Catholics,
and I didn’t speak up because I was a Protestant.

Then they came for me —
and by that time no one was left to speak up.”

Leo Haffey, Arrested, Nashville TN, Obama thugs, Judge Dumas agenda, No bond, Suspicious affidavits, Traci Horst, Brent Horst, Nashville District Attorney office, Batya D Wininger, Nashville corruption

I was first notified of attorney Leo Haffey’s arrest on September 19, 2009. Here is the email I received:

“Why is Leo the Lawyer in Jail in Nashville?
Leo the Lawyer (Leo Haffey) is an attorney from Nashville, TN who is a tireless patriot familiar to many of us on the Internet and various blogs.

The official charges are assault. His bond was revoked. No one has been injured and there are serious questions about the political motives of his accusers who are politically powerful liberal Democrats.

Attempts are being made to administer anti-psychotic drugs to Leo even though Leo says there has been no diagnosis established.

He was not allowed to call his wife or daughter in his defense, however the prosecution has called them as witnesses for the prosecution.

I don’t know enough about this case to speak authoritatively but I do smell a rat.

I established this blog as a showcase for some of Leo’s writings and to provide an information hub for his family, friends, and supporters.

If you would like to post articles, comments, or good wishes to Leo please contact Aristotle the Hun”

 
http://freeleohaffey.blogspot.com/

I spoke to Haffey’s wife a few days later and another time.  She gave me an overview of what had transpired. At no time did she ever express that she was afraid of her husband. She emphasized that she and her family had been pressured and threatened by people in Nashville, neighbors and people in the legal profession who were Obama supporters. A fellow blogger with a background in marriage and family counseling and related court cases,  Aristotle the Hun,  has been in touch with Leo Haffey and his wife. This gentleman and I have been in regular contact including a lengthy conversation today.

So far, everything I have been told by Haffey’s wife and  Aristotle the Hun has been proven true. A complaint was filed with the Nashville District Attorney’s office regarding pressure put on the Haffey family by local legal professionals. Today I called the Nashville DA’s office and spoke with Natalie Broadway, who was allegedly contacted via email to initiate an investigation. Ms. Broadway could not answer my questions and passed me on to her boss. I left a voice message and have not received a response.

This whole matter has smelled badly from the beginning and now smells even more. I am presenting below some documents and information on this case that will help clarify it.

Three affidavits below echo what I was initially told, that the incidents involved neighbors and that no one was hurt. It never made sense that Leo Haffey was held on no bond under these circumstances. It makes less sense now unless the judge who was apparently recused was indeed biased, politically motivated or very misinformed. I do know that Leo Haffey was evaluated soon after his arrrest and found to be no harm to himself. He also is being held in a minimum security facility.

As the old saying goes, there are two sides to every story, we will not make this a witch hunt. However, something is wrong with this picture. We need to help Leo Haffey get out on bail and be allowed to have adequate representation by himself or another impartial attorney.

As you read the following affidavits, be reminded that Leo Haffey and his two accusers are neighbors. They live in a condominium complex and apparently share parking access. Also the term prosecutor means the person filing the charges.

WARRANT NUMBER: GS436425  04/30/2009 19:27:51
Filed by Traci Horst, who is apparently the wife of attorney Brent Horst.

“On 4/30/9 at approximtely 1715 hours, Ms. Horst arrived home and went to the back of her vehicle to assist her child out of the back seat. Mr. Haffey, on a 2001 Black Honda CMX Motorcycle [5696ZV] pulled up behind Ms. Horst’s parking space, pointed his motorcycle in her direction and began “reving” the engine repeatedly. Mr. Haffey then eased his motorcyle in her direction as she was assisting her daughter out. Ms. Horst told him that he was scaring her but he continued. Mr. Haffey then slowly followed them to the exterior stairs with his motorcycle. Ms. Horst stated that a similar incident occurred on 12/10/8 [08-847049] in which Mr. Haffey swerved his vehicle at her vehicle in the parking lot of their condominiums.”

LeoHaffeyGS436425

WARRANT NUMBER: GS438504  05/12/2009 14:53:58
Filed by Batya D Wininger
It is believed that this is the corresponding short bio for Ms. Wininger from her UPositiveBlog:
“About me

Nashville, TN, United States
UPositive is my business: I am a life coach specializing in, but not limited to, the creative process. I am also a licensed psychotherapist, and am certified in past-life regression therapy. Nonfiction writing is as much a passion as is writing songs, short stories, and murder mysteries. Read more about my work at UPositive.com. Yes, I keep busy!”

“On Wednesday April 29, 2009 at 2:30 p.m. the prosecutor was driving on Higland Park Dr. when the defendant who was driving in the opposite direction did knowingly and recklessly swerve towards the prosecutor’s vehicle. The defendant was looking directly at the prosecutor just prior to swerving and then honked his horn immediatly after. The actions of the defendant put the prosecutor in fear of imminent bodily injury. The prosecutor has had numerous confrontations with the defendant who is her neighbor. The prosecutor believes that the defendant is intentionally intimidating her because of prior conflicts between them. This event took place on Highland Park Dr. in Nashville (Davidson County) Tennessee.”

LeoHaffeyGS438504

WARRANT NUMBER: GS438505  05/12/2009 14:55:32
Filed by Batya D Wininger

“On Monday 05/11/2009 at 12:20 pm The defendant was sitting on his porch with his dog when the prosecutor (who lives in the condo next to the defendant) attempted to leave her parked car and enter her residence.The defendant, along with his dog abruptly stood up and walked toward the prosecutor in an “aggressive” manner. The dog was reared up on it’s bag legs straining against it’s leash and barking. The defendant let the dog get to within approximately 1 foot of the prosecutor before pulling it away from her. The prosecutor has had numerous confrontations with the defendant in the past and felt like the defendant was going to have his dog bite her. The prosecutor believes that the defendant is intentionally intimidating her because of prior conflicts between them. The defendants actions put the prosecutor in fear of imminent bodily injury. This event took place at 6954 Highland Park Nashville (Davidson County) Tennessee.”

LeoHaffeyGS438505

There is some interesting reading at Batya D Wininger’s blog:

http://upositiveblog.blogspot.com
One thing should be obvious, this should fall into the category of he said she said. However, the more one examines the details, it becomes increasingly apparent that something is wrong with this picture.

The link for the cases and affidavits can be accessed here with this input:
Leo Haffey Birth date 01/07/1951
http://ccc.nashville.gov/portal/page/portal/ccc/caseSearch/caseSearchPublic/caseSearchPublicForms/

Leo Haffey being incarcerated wihout bond for the controversial, minimal infractions, has troubled me. There has been some controversy as to the reason. A recent inquiry made to the Nashville jail indicated that the bonding company withdrew. However, from the evidence I have, it appears that the original judge, Gloria A. Dumas, ordered no bond. It was pointed out to me that Judge Dumas may have a feminist agenda. I have no corroboration of that as yet. However, Leo Wrote a motion on a scrap piece of paper from his jail cell. In the motion he asked for judge Dumas to be recused. That apparently has happened. Here is a copy of the handwritten motion.

LeoHaffeyJailMotion
Leo Haffey not only spoke out about Obama, he wrote of corruption in Nashville, Tennessee.

It is apparent that Leo Haffey should be released on bond. If not, a Writ of Habeas Corpus should be filed.

The withholding of bond, coupled with the suspicious affidavits, coupled with the charges against legal professionals who support Obama, coupled with Leo Haffey speaking out against Obama, makes this a case we must get an answer to. It certainly appears that an American patriot has become a political prisoner.

We must demand answers and justice.

I am not through with this case.

I am not through examining the two affidavit filers.

I am not through examining Nashville corruption.

Oh, and by the way, I am not through with Judge Gloria Dumas.

It seems Judge Gloria Dumas has a little attitude problem.

From News Channel 5,  Nov 11, 2008:

“Judge Admits ‘Issues With Being Late’”

“For more than three months, our NewsChannel 5 Investigates team watched the Metro courthouse, and one judge left people waiting more than any other judge.

That judge, Gloria Dumas,  has been a General Sessions judge for 10 years. Her responsibiities that include issues affecting Nashville’s neighborhoods.”
“Still, when NewsChannel 5 Investigates set up surveillance, we discovered how she really sets her schedule. Often the last to arrive, she’s sometimes the first to leave.

“I’m not going to tell you I don’t have issues with being late,” Dumas admitted to Williams. “I’m not going to tell you I haven’t all my life had issues with being late. It is something that I have problems with, always have had problems with.”

In fact, while she leaves everyday working folks waiting, we discovered Dumas often doesn’t leave her elegant Oak Hill home until well after she’s supposed to be in court.

Usually, she arrives at the courthouse at least 30 minutes late, taking another 30 minutes or more to get on the bench.

“Am I saying that’s my big old flaw? Yeah,” she added. “If you’re looking for perfect, you need to throw me out because I am not perfect.”

On Sept. 10th, Dumas left her neighborhood at 9 a.m. — 30 minutes after court was supposed to begin.

By the time she was outside the courthouse, she was almost 45 minutes late. Then she stopped to talk on the phone.

She talked and talked — until finally, at 9:51, she pulled into the garage — almost an hour and a half late.

“If you have trouble having the discipline to be on time, do you have the discipline to be a judge?” Williams asked.

“I think I’m a very good judge,” Dumas replied.

“Even if you are chronically late?””

Read more:

http://www.newschannel5.com/Global/story.asp?S=9332811#

It appears that Judge Gloria Dumas has a total disregard for the law

From News Channel 5, March 30, 2009:

“Judges Hire Family in Violation of Ethics Rule”

“A lot of people are looking for jobs these days.

But a NewsChannel 5 investigation discovered that you never had a shot at some jobs in the Metro courthouse.

That’s because some judges hired their relatives – despite judicial rules that actually prohibit nepotism.”

“In Judge Dumas’ case, she hired her daughter, Kim Levitan, in late 2005. Levitan was a college graduate with a degree in fine arts.

“And what made you think that she could do the job?” Williams asked her.

“‘Cause she’s very smart,” Dumas replied.

“Did she have any experience?”

“Did she have any experience in being in the courtroom? No.”

For 10 months, Levitan worked in her mom’s court. The salary at the time: $44,000 a year.

Still, Dumas admits she knew that there were rules against nepotism.

“Because I was bringing her in on a temporary basis, I just did not think it was an issue,” she said.

Williams asked, “If a defendant told you, ‘Judge, I violated the law, but I only did it on a temporary basis,’ would you accept that?”

“I don’t know how to answer a question like that,” Dumas said.

But Cunningham didn’t hesitate.

“Well, I know how to answer it — and I think anybody would know how to answer it. You don’t allow favoritism on a temporary basis or on a permanent basis or on any kind of basis.”

The rules that prohibit nepotism also say that judges have an obligation to report other judges who may be engaged in misconduct.

Yet, instead of speaking up, these judges say their colleagues kept their mouths shut.

Read more:

http://www.newschannel5.com/Global/story.asp?S=10098493