After Tierne Ewing’s thoroughly preventable murder, the cover up by Washington County court administrators and County Probation officials continues. This is a national problem.
Spoiler Alert 1: There is an effective GPS with Victim Notification – where the intended victim is called by GPS monitors FIRST, before police are called, to give the target a chance to vacate the area.
Spoiler Alert 2: Washington County prefers its residents, particularly its female residents, remain unaware they are not doing their job, thank you very much.
The murder of Tierne Ewing murder is notable for the sheer depraved indifference that continues to be demonstrated by Washington County Probation officials and state judges such as Washington County Judge Gary Gilman, who self-identified as a “critical thinker” during his election bid.
Critical thinker Judge Gilman got the ball rolling as an accessary to Tierne Ewing’s murder as upon hearing evidence of Ewing’s actions, in a Motion for Higher Bail, so Ewing’s parents could not spring their son.
It was reported some of the Tierne’s injuries included:
Hammer to the knees.
Branded with a metal stick.
Burned with cigarettes.
Made to sleep with a chain around her neck.
Tierne Ewing told police over and over if Kevin Ewing got out of jail, he would kill her.
Yes. Because reporting family crimes to the police, the agency with the highest DV rate in the Country makes so much sense.
Still no one questions that women are forced to report to family assaults to police, instead of directly with the DA, because that would be common sense solution when police as middle-men, continue getting women killed.
Judge Gary Gilman decided on low bail…and eventual release with an Alcohol Monitor as noted in this report.
My brief phone interview, underscores systemic misogyny within the structure of the court system. Details of this can easily be found at Familylawcourts.com. My job is to educate police, judges and county officials, (who mostly remain disinterested) and work with clients for a better result. Like getting to keep living. I remain optimistic somewhere, someone, might actually become interested in doing their job. I remain optimistic that attorneys will begin demanding real-time, Victim Notification, for their clients going through a nasty divorce, or custody battle.
But I admit the actions of Washington County, tested my faith that I will find someone interested in doing their job.
Generally reporters stand in front crime scene tape, and recount the specifics. Reports usually end with “the victim had a restraining order.”
What doesn’t happen is how many times it took to get a restraining order, or how reluctant judges are to protect crime victims. Particularly women.
Very happy Cara Sapida changed that.
Watch Sapida’s Report featuring Washington County Probation Officials stiff-arming all efforts made by Sapida to get to the bottom of the thoroughly preventable murder of Tierne Ewing.
A little background on media – it’s not pretty
For several months beginning in 2014, I provided various media outlets with numerous GPS company reports and lawsuit information. Only NBC’s San Diego station seemed mildly interested. (Women getting killed is kind of a, “meh.”)
Was interviewed, and described the underlying problems, along with one solution….a GPS device with a strap that can’t be cut and which, (and this is Key) where the Victim is notified first, to enable her to leave the area. Because: Common sense.
All cool stuff! All edited out! Perhaps someone might ask, why, um, what brilliant NBC editor thought cutting the solution out of the piece was a good move.
The continuing problems with GPS that doesn’t score air time.
Media is only now learning the problem is No one in PUBLIC SERVICE seems to care Washington State judges and County Probation officials are getting unsuspecting members of the public, killed. Especially in Family Court.
Wild, eh? Cara Sapida seems to be the only one.
See just one solution. There’s more. (I am not recommending this company as they don’t care enough about women to market their wares to family court.)
One wonders why this isn’t in Family Court. Why Family Court judges aren’t routinely using effective GPS. Why attorneys for crime victims remain stuck in Family Court when they are crime victims.
The net-net is: Our tax dollars that are being wasted by individuals claiming to work as public servants. Instead, these “leaders” exhibit depraved indifference to the fact they are getting members of the public, killed. Why aren’t they charged?
Making matters worse, it’s these very same public service officials, who, when questioned, refuse to be accountable.
I smell cowardice, stupidity, and hubris. Also, perhaps, kick-backs. Who knows?
After all, Washington County officials aren’t talking.
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You tell ’em Bonnie!!!! Keep riding on their backs. However ~ much as I hate it ~ it always takes a HUGE lawsuit w/ punitive damages in the millions to get the attention it deserves.