By Free Bird – RGW Reporter for the Central WV SS/Rina McCoy – Cosmos Communicator Editor/Editor Edison – CalPatty Press Editor

“There is no crueler tyranny than that which is exercised under cover of law, and with the colors of justice …”

–          U.S. v. Jannotti, 673 F.2d 578, 614 (3d Cir. 1982)

–          Should a servant have to tell a master what his rights are?

Freedom of information is a fundamental human right and the touchstone of all the freedoms a citizen is entitled to.

“Recently the GILMER FREE PRESS reported on the FOIA debacle being talked about around town!”

Gilmer Commission Advised by Prosecutor to Settle with, then Sue Reporter over FOIA Lawsuit

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The Gilmer County Commission is planning on settling a Freedom of Information Act lawsuit filed against them last month by a Charleston reporter, then bring one of their own against him for filing it.

During its regularly scheduled meeting on Tuesday, January 10, 2012, the Gilmer County Prosecutor Gerry Hough briefly discussed the FOIA lawsuit Lawrence J. Smith, a reporter with The West Virginia Record, filed against the commission, and County Clerk Jean Butcher on December 23, 2011.

In his suit, Smith asked Judge Richard Facemire to compel Butcher and the commission to release details of the settlement reached in October in the lawsuit Summit Bank filed against Gilmer County Clerk (Beverly Marks) for improperly recording lien information for properties in the Rivers’ View subdivision.

Last summer GERALD B HOUGH(shown right above in cartoon) BOUGHT HATE ADS in the Gilmer Free Press full of false facts and advertisements for his HATE SITE ran by Cassandra HUFF the News - Director of the Glenville Democrat who was later fired and featured PAT WARD of WACO OIL AND ASS and LESLIE WARD his wife the webmaster of the GSC website!

The subject of Smith’s lawsuit, while not on the agenda, was broached by County Prosecuting Attorney Gerry Hough, who was on the agenda to present a check for back taxes from Union Corp.

Neither the commission nor Butcher responded to Smith’s request for the settlement details prior to filing his lawsuit as they did not have it, Hough said.  However, now that they do, he asked the commission’s permission to send it to him in exchange for him agreeing to dismiss his suit.

All three commissioners, President Brian Kennedy, David Hess, and Darrell Ramsey said nothing, but nodded their heads in agreement.

Also, the commissioners gave their approval to Hough filing a lawsuit against Smith after he agrees to dismiss his FOIA suit.  The suit, Hough said, would be to teach him a lesson about filing what he deemed to be a “frivolous” lawsuit.

“It is necessary to do this because we cannot allow the press to make the county look bad,“ Hough said.

“The commissioners again only nodded their heads in agreement!”

Then the commissioners entered into executive session with Gerry Hough.

After that, Hough left the meeting.  Prior to him leaving, nothing was disclosed about how much the county paid to settle the Summit Bank lawsuit.

If anyone out there wondered if LIZZY BUTCHER -- one half of the "Butcher Bitches"liked girls so much she had a dick -- well here is certainly a CLUE FOR YOU ALL!! Butcher Bitches Butcher Bitches Yeah yeah yeah! The children of the Power Elite demand special privileges in Crooked County down by the Crooked River!

NO FOUL PLAY Sheriff Mickey Mouse Metz is the nightmare of WV Law Enforcement, but his running for magistrate is beyond unthinkable!

Free flowing knowledge is essential in enabling democracy to work and permits informed public participation in decision-making. Citizens cannot exercise their right to vote effectively or take part in public decision-making if they do not have free access to information and ideas and are not able to express their views freely. Such knowledge is not only important for individual dignity but also to participation, accountability and democracy. Violation of this right often goes hand in hand with other violations, in particular the right to freedom of association and assembly as well as impingement of the freedom of the press.

The Crooked County Commission back when O STINKY (in photo far right) was still their ASS sis tant

There’s a kind of informal censorship around here as evidenced by a variety of activities by our local public officials – ranging from telephone calls and threats to physical attacks all designed to prevent or punish the publication of any information which would hold them accountable for their actions or their use of public funds. Authority granted by election to public office should not be misused to deny discussion of any matters of public concern! However, the Elected and well paid of Gilmer County just don’t feel that way.  Why is that?  We have the Freedom of Information laws in place, we have the Sunshine Act on open meetings and public information but Gilmer County Officials seem to feel they know what is best, not the law.

THIS IS WHAT THEY PROMISED :

§6-9A-1. W.V. CODE
The Legislature hereby finds and declares that public agencies in this state exist for the singular purpose of representing citizens of this state in governmental affairs, and it is, therefore, in the best interests of the people of this state for the proceedings of public agencies be conducted openly, with only a few clearly defined exceptions. The Legislature hereby further finds and declares that the citizens of this state do not yield their sovereignty to the governmental agencies that serve them. The people in delegating authority do not give their public servants the right to decide what is good for them to know and what is not good for them to know. The people insist on remaining informed so that they may retain control over the instruments of government created by them.

Those who do not have firsthand experience with Crooked County Communist Totalitarianism tend not to understand the inner workings of the communist and socialist movement. Belonging to the CHURCH OF IKE is pure totalitarianism. The church of the poison mind is not based on American ideals. The LOVE OF IKE who controls the Gilmer County Commission and even double employs the WALRUS, Commissioner Brian Kennedy  has become a truly dangerous idea as seen from its implementation in the former USSR!

The crooked county of GILMER is something born of nightmares, a relentless bloodthirsty machine of repression seeking to secure power through threats and intimidation as illustrated by Gerry Hough’s hate site and even placed hate ads in the Glenville Democrap and Pathfinder of Bullshit. The Power Elite are busy chasing down anyone who disagrees in this isolated part of the state of WV and this country of the USA

Now there are a couple of instances where it is appropriate to go into executive session but no action can be taken in that session.  It must be subject to public session and vote.

WEST VIRGINIA CODE CHAPTER 29B. FREEDOM OF INFORMATION.

§29B-1-1. Declaration of policy.
Pursuant to the fundamental philosophy of the American constitutional form of representative government which holds to the principle that government is the servant of the people, and not the master of them, it is hereby declared to be the public policy of the state of West Virginia that all persons are, unless otherwise expressly provided by law, entitled to full and complete information regarding the affairs of government and the official acts of those who represent them as public officials and employees. The people, in delegating authority, do not give their public servants the right to decide what is good for the people to know and what is not good for them to know. The people insist on remaining informed so that they may retain control over the instruments of government they have created. To that end, the provisions of this article shall be liberally construed with the view of carrying out the above declaration of public policy.
HERE IS WHAT WE GOT!

Lets review this nonsense again because it is really about the biggest insult that citizens have had to endure in Gilmer County…

Neither the commission nor Butcher responded to Smith’s request for the settlement details prior to filing his lawsuit as they did not have it, Hough said. However, now that they do, he asked the commission’s permission to send it to him in exchange for him agreeing to dismiss his suit.

All three commissioners, President Brian Kennedy, David Hess, and Darrell Ramsey said nothing, but nodded their heads in agreement.

Also, the commissioners gave their approval to Hough filing a lawsuit against Smith after he agrees to dismiss his FOIA suit.  The suit, Hough said, would be to teach him a lesson about filing what he deemed to be a “frivolous” lawsuit.

“It is necessary to do this because we cannot allow the press to make the county look bad,“ Hough said.

The commissioners again only nodded their heads in agreement.

BOBBLE HEADS! MOTHER FUCKING BOBBLE HEAD GILMER COUNTY COMMISSIONERS Ramsey, HESS  and the President Kennedy – the Walrus who’s not Paul –but he could be an egg man — coo coo ca choo!

“That is about all the Crooked County Commissioners are good for being BOBBLE HEADS!”

Was the lack of response to a legal request your advice?  What does it take to contact the insurance company to get the information?   A fifteen minute phone call and an email?  You already knew what had been paid by the County Clerk’s office per Commission approval and it should be at your book keepers fingertips.  How much education and time does it take to type a letter of response to indicate the requested information was being collected?  Pay any legal fees?  You bet and it should come out of all three budgets, the Commission and the County Clerk plus the Prosecutors for bad advice. 

Those offices had the authority granted by their elected position to notify that young man, but given all the different stories  Marks, Ramsey and Butcher have told about how much has been paid , how little it was and how no wrong was ever done they certainly don’t want the truth out now.

Tell the truth Hough, THE REASON it is necessary to find the civil action brought by LAWRENCE SMITH frivolous is so the County won’t have to pay Mr. Smith’s legal fees!  You may have the Commission shaking their heads up and down but the people are shaking theirs NO!

“In Gilmer County they make their own rules!”

Mickey Mouse Metz feels he should be magistrate when his administration was smack FULL of misconduct and federal complaints to the US Attorneys office!

Mickey Metz had his sign up before he even filed being backed by the totalitarian regime of the Church of IKE directly connected to criminals known as the Clarksburg MAFIA according to sources from the FBI and a retired ATF veteran!

Y’all should be SHA SHA SHA SHAKIN more than your head when it’s your turn at the ballot box!

This RGW article is dedicated to CCC SOLDIER SAGE - Killed in the line of duty in order to someday tell an AMERICAN STORY to Americans -- A story of courage displayed by our K-9 friend until the end!