Saturday, October 27, 2012

Now Picture This:

Aaron Negangard, Prosecutor, at Dillsboro Homecoming, May 2012

If you, your son or your daughter have the misfortune to find themselves in Ms. Blankenship's Court, how much confidence will you have that the prosecution will be fairly adjudicated?

36 comments:

Anonymous said...

he is a SNAKE in the grass and will stack charges!!

Independent Voter said...

From reading this caption it appears that most criminals are against our current elected officals.. and you consider that an endorsement for Mr. Miller ?? This type of behavior makes me and other voters want to vote for Judge Blankenship and keep Aaron Negangard as Prosecutor so they can continue keeping crimals upset at Justice Served.

Rae Jean Seymour said...

They don't call it the Dearborn County Mafia for no reason. Time to shake it up once again and send her the way of Judge Witte. Look what happened there....we got Judge Cleary !! Allen Miller would run his court much like Judge Cleary where all would get the same treatment no matter the last name....and I'm confident of that !!

innocence ??? said...

Independent Voter in your comment above- do you think that being arrested always makes you a criminal?
Do you believe that all the charges against a person are all true?

Independent Voter said...

I believe that this picture is a desperate attempt by the owner of this blog to help gain support for her personal choice of Judge.. This is not a blog for information it is a platform for the owner whom she, as an Elitists, believe she knows better than the voters' of Dearborn Co. as to who should be elect.

Anonymous said...

Amen to the first commenter. Definitely a snake.

Anonymous said...

Asking "Indpendent Voter"
Do you know what a blog is?

HK said...

Don't know about the owner of the blog but I believe the justice system in this county needs some reformation.

Anonymous said...

Federall Investigators need to get involved in the county. There is so much corruption and it's been going on for way too long.

Indpendent Voter said...

to Anonymous 7:53 PM, October 29, 2012
If there is corruption, as you claim, then be specific.. where is your proof, where is the hard evidence ??? Why haven't YOU gone to Federal Authorities with your charges and request an investigation ?? Answer: BECAUSE YOU DON'T HAVE ANYTHING TO BACK YOU CLAIM! I read the same crap every election.. You are just a whinner..

Anonymous said...

I can't imagine anywhere but Dearborn County where a prosecutor would publicly show support for a Judge and not even know any better. These people don't even try to have the appearance of being impartial.

takes two to tango said...

Why didn't the judge tell him not to campaign for her? Doesn't she feel compromised by it too?

Indpendent Voter said...

to Anonymous and Takes Two to Tango ... Prosecutors have the right to endorse, it is not illegal and is done all the time.. as evident by this search for results proves..
1. DA, former prosecutor endorse Bill Musseman for District Judge
2. Prosecutor endorses in judge primary | Politics Extra - this is on Cincinnati.com
3. Attorney Groups Endorse Judge - Daily Press
4. COUNTY PROSECUTORS SUPPORT JUDGE ... - Connie Kelley
5. ect,
6. ect,

Anonymous you need to think before you post.. imagine that





HK said...

The law and ethics are apparently NOT the same. Here we try to get away with unethical behavior saying it is not illegal!
So you are going with an "Everybody's doing it defense?" That didn't cut it with my high school kids and it doesn't cut it here. Isn't this the prosecutor and judge who work with CASA on drug use prevention? Remember BE THE WALL?
Or are you only looking at what you can get away with from your perspective and not what it looks like to the constituents. That's because to you this is all about you and not about the people you are supposed to serve while in office.

Independent Voter said...

Dearborn Co. is just like every other County in the US.. no better, no worst... and there is an HK in every county..

Anonymous said...

To Independent Voter .. So obviously you are one of those "know it all" type of people. I don't have to explain anything to you. I have the right to my opinion and the right to express myself on a blog. You called me a "whinner." Well I suppose it's very obvious whose team you are on. lol Those of us who know the corruption in this county don't have to explain ourselves. If you don't know, you're either not very smart, haven't lived here long, or are a relative or friend of those who have exhibited corruption. Free country. I have the freedom to voice my opinion on a blog. Deal with it.

Independent Voter said...

If you know of corruption then you have a civic duty to report it.. You do not.. you only make statements with no foundation of fact.. that is a whiner.. I have NO party affiliation but do appreciate blogers who post prudent opinions and not unsubstaniated statements of corruption

Anonymous said...

To Independent Voter .. This will be my last post to you as I am very bored with you. Just wanted to ask you: How do you know I have not reported it?? You "stated" that I have not and that I only make statements with no foundation of fact. Do you know for sure that your statement is indeed a "fact?" You are not worth my time. Just wanted you to think about "your" statements. Somehow, I don't thing it will register with you. Please bother someone else. Again, I'm finding you boring and your ignorance pathetic.

independence,impartiality, and integrity said...

RULE 4.2: Political and Campaign Activities of Judicial Candidates in Public Elections
(A) A judicial candidate* in a partisan, nonpartisan, or retention public election* shall:
(1) act at all times in a manner consistent with the independence,* integrity,* and impartiality* of the judiciary;
RULE 4.6: Political Activities of Nonjudicial Court Employees
(B) A judge in an office filled by partisan or nonpartisan election must not permit nonjudicial court employees to run for or hold nonjudicial partisan elective office or to hold office in a political party's central committee.
Comment
[1] Limitations on political activities by court employees are necessary to protect the public's confidence in the independence and impartiality of the judicial system.
[2] Unlike appointed judges subject to retention, judges in partisan and nonpartisan elective office are not required to hold their employees to the same limitations on political conduct which apply to the judges.
[4] Unlike nonjudicial court employees, court employees who perform judicial functions are bound directly by the Code of Judicial Conduct unless exempted under the Application Section.

Impartial,” “impartiality,” and “impartially” mean absence of bias or prejudice in favor of, or against, particular parties or classes of parties, as well as maintenance of an open mind in considering issues that may come before a judge. See Canons 1, 2, and 4, and Rules 1.2, 2.2, 2.10, 2.11, 2.13, 3.1, 3.12, 3.13, 4.1, and 4.2.
“Impending matter” is a matter that is imminent or expected to occur in the near future. See Rules 2.9, 2.10, 3.13, and 4.1.
“Impropriety” includes conduct that violates the law, court rules, or provisions of this Code, and conduct that undermines a judge's independence, integrity, or impartiality. See Canon 1 and Rule 1.2.
“Independence” means a judge's freedom from influence or controls other than those established by law. See Canons 1 and 4, and Rules 1.2, 3.1, 3.12, 3.13, and 4.2.
“Integrity” means probity, fairness, honesty, uprightness, and soundness of character. See Canon 1 and Rule 1.2.

doesn't pass the smell test said...

So back to the issue of impartiality and independence- how does judge sally square this judicial canon with the supporters she allows to accompany her in parades.
I looked at her facebook pictures, and this supporter and other connected departments and their underlings are at events from the initial tea fundraiser in the springtime onward.
That's a lot of insider support. Is this how an employee gets ahead or keeps a job? Or are they all afraid for their jobs? Or are they all patronage jobs to begin with?

Independent Voter said...

there is NOTHING ilegal about supporting a candidate.. the poster seem a bit jealous of ALL the support that Judge Sally Blankenship has in Dearborn Co. .. Just Look at all of the signs in all of the different parts of the county... The reason for that support is simple.. She does her job and she does it well.. she supports groups and organizations that benifit this county.. Informed people respect her hard work, dedication to her profession and the County. (spoiler alert: Not everyone in Dearborn Co. with a sign in their yard works at the court house)

Anonymous said...

Spoi1 4ler Alert Not everyone with a sign in their yard will vote for her.

Anonymous said...

On the other hand, maybe I don't want a defense/trial lawyer on the bench whose job was to keep people out of jail.

Guess it all depends on one's perspective...

Anonymous said...

You would if you were innocent. ;-)
Court does more than crime. They do family court,divorces, bankruptcy, civil actions, etc.
not everything is about prosecution.

Anonymous said...

11:46 - So if not everything is about prosecution, why then it is seen as a problem that the current judge is supported by the current prosector?

Anonymous said...

duh- because some things ARE about it.

Anonymous said...

Enough with the "people are jealos of her," people have a "chip on their shoulder," etc. I cannot imagine why anyone would be jealous of her. People are just telling it like they see it.

Afraid of Retribution said...

For Anonymous,
I have filed a complaint with the Indiana Disciplinary Commission against both Ms. Blankenship and Aaron Negangard and would be very happy to provide you and anyone else interested with cases of abuse and intimidation perpetrated by Aaron Negangard. I can also present cases in which Blankenship was not only unfair but blatantly biased in favor of the prosecution. It is not just criminals that are being PERSECUTED by the prosecutor's office and Blankenship's court. There are decent people loosing their jobs and reputations due to exaggerated charges. Negangard does not have to actually win a case, he can scare people into a plea bargain which still counts as a win for him. Blankenship lets him get away with fear tactics and contributes to the injustice by appointing the same underqualified, overburdaned public defenders.

Anonymous said...

Not surprised that Sally was elected. She and her little douche bag buddy must be feeling very smug and arrogant today but it's only a matter of time until they fall...and they will. People are watching and I think people they don't even realize are watching. When you think about it, how really sad their lives must be. Think they're big shots in a small Indiana county. Such special people. Very pathetic that they think that makes them so special. Can you imagine them in a sophisticated area?? They would be bigger laughing stalks than they are now.

Anonymous said...

Good thing you are not in a more "sophisticated area." It's STOCKS, not STALKS.
Idiot.

Anonymous said...

Thank you for pointing out my error. You are absolutely correct. We all make silly mistakes such as me typing "stalks" instead of "stocks." However, making the mistake of voting for Blankenship is huge. I can tell you felt tremendous power when correcting my mistake. That's the only real entertainment and power like you can get in Dearborn Coutny. You have a wonderful weekend!

Anonymous said...

I went to a bond hearing and was sentenced in blanketshits court .

Anonymous said...

Justice for sum ... and I mean SUM . If you have enough money , you can get out of just about anything in Dearborn County !!!

Anonymous said...

Whinner my ass the county is so corrupt

NoMoreFOA! said...

FOA runs the county. As long as we keep voting members in its our fault.

NoMoreFOA! said...

FOA runs the county. As long as we keep voting members in its our fault.