Saturday, October 31, 2009

Repsonse from Senator Amy Klobuchar

I just got this today, along with my Art 73 Petition.

October 28, 2009

Dear Ms. Ehlers,

Thank you for your recent letter requesting Senator Amy Klobuchar's assistance with your husband's legal matter.

After reviewing the additional information you submitted regarding your husband's case, it is clear to me that his situation is legal in nature. Our office would like to be of assistance to you, however we are not permitted to provide legal advice or counsel, as our Constitution strictly limits intrusion of one branch of government upon another. In compliance with this doctrine, decisions can only be reviewed, altered or otherwise appealed through courts and judicial processes.

Should you wish to pursue this matter, you should seek legal counsel. We sincerely regret that we cannot be of assistance to you in this matter. Again, thank you for taking the time to contact Senator Klobuchar.

Sincerely,
Greg Swanholm
Constituent Advocate
United States Senator Amy Klobuchar


Again, exactly as I figured. Since this letter is stating that "decisions can only be reviewed, altered, or otherwise appealed through the courts and judicial processes" my lawsuit against the United States is going to be filed within the next few weeks, and once I get a docket number I am going to the press and posting it all over the net.

One good thing, the Art 73 petition was returned so the copies going to CAAF court can also be sent soon.

Call from the Office of Congressman John Kline

This past Wednesday morning while I was getting ready for work, I got a call from a gentleman who works in Congressman John Kline's office. I explained what was going on with Edwin, the DoD Directive violations, SECNAVINST violations, JAGINST violations, and blatant disregard for the law during our 30 minute conversation. At the end of the conversation, this man told me that there was nothing they were able to do because "their 3 inch book of ethics doesn't allow them to get involved with legal matters".

This is exactly what I had figured and expected them to say. I let this man know that I had received a letter from Senator Amy Klobuchar, who is on the judiciary committee. He questioned me about this for 5 minutes then stated that he was not aware that they are able to do anything either. I told him what I had sent to her Minnesota office per her request (which was all documentation showing Edwin's innocence-being that she is a former Minnesota prosecutor, she would know how to read the Art 73 petition and brief).

I then let this man know that I plan on filing a multi-million dollar lawsuit in Federal Claims Court under the Tucker Act for these violations, since the Judge at NMCCA admitted that the military has violated Edwin's constitutional rights.

This conversation was extremely interesting because apparently Congress can write the laws, but they are not able to enforce them or they simply don't care what the government does.

Here's an FYI, if I were to do anything that the government or this family has done (i.e. false testimony, fabrication of evidence, tampering with evidence, etc) I would be prosecuted to the fullest extent of the law and thrown in prison. Yet these people are getting away with it because no one is allowed to drop this on the military's doorsetp. Obviously I've done my research and found these inconsistencies and outright lies, but who is going to do anything about it? Apparently not Congressman John Kline (according to the man who called me) because it's an "ethics" issue.

Where where the government ethics when Edwin was wrongfully convicted?

If I'm not mistaken, Congressman John Kline is up for re-election next year. I work in his district and a majority of my friends live there as well. I've already let them know about this phone call and most have agreed to pass the word along to their friends and family. Many are being referred to my blog for information. Since congress is unwilling to do anything about it, why are they there? What exactly do they do? I've always been told if there is an issue, write your congressman.

Remember the old saying in customer service "if a customer has a great experience, they tell 4 friends. If they have a bad experience they tell everyone".

Here's a link too Congressman John Kline's website

http://kline.house.gov/index.html

Thursday, October 22, 2009

My letter from James W. Houck, Vice Admiral, JAGC, US Navy

I sent off letters in August to the Secretary of the Navy and advised him that things that went on in Edwin's investigation/trial were in direct violation of DoD Directives and Secretary of the Navy instructions (SECNAV), most of which I have posted on my blog.

On Monday October 19th, I got a response from Vice Admiral James W. Houck. The letter is dated 10/7/09 and he stated:

Dear Mrs. Ehlers:

This responds to your letter of August 8, 2009 to the Secretary of the Navy, requesting that he inquire into matters relating to the conviction of your husband, Private Edwin Ehlers, US Marine Corps. The Secretary of the Navy has directed me to answer your letter on his behalf.

It is my understanding that your husband is seeking additional appellate review before the Court of Appeals for the Armed Forces. Accordingly, because appellate review is ongoing, it would be inappropriate for the Secretary of the Navy to comment specifically on issues before the court. Please note that if your husband is not satisfied with the results if his appeal to the Court of Appeals for the Armed Forces, he has the right, pursuant to the Secretary of the Navy Instruction 5815.3J, to seek clemency and parole through the Navy and Marine Corps Clemency and Parole Board.

If you have any information that would either assist your husband in his appeal, or support a petition to the Navy and Clemency Parole Board, I encourage you to contact your husband's appellate civilian or military counsel.

As a separate matter I note that the Office of the Judge Advocate General and the Staff Judge Advocate to the Commandant of the Marine Corps have thoroughly reviewed your claims concerning the counsel involved in your husband's case and have provided a direct response to you concerning the outcome of that review process.

Sincerely,

James W. Houck
Vice Admiral, JAGC, U.S. Navy
Judge Advocate General



What a fucking joke! And it took 2 months to get a response? I've seen mold grow faster than the military giving me a response to this issue.

First of all, I HAVE provided this to the courts-both the NMCCA and CAAF (where Edwin's case is now pending and the judge's "mistake" of admitting that this brat and her parents are liars), I mean that Judge Maksym believed that her parents "coached" her into saying these things.


I wonder how the Navy is going to feel when the truth finally comes out?

Yes, I understand that his case in pending for review, but that's not the only information in the letter. I specifically looked up SECNAVINST 5520.3B-Criminal and Security Investigations and Related Activities Withing the Department of the Navy and told them exactly what was violated. Obviously these JAG idiots need more training, especially if I was able to 1. find instructions and 2. understand them. Come on people, they are written in plain english. Maybe reading and comprehension isn't a requirement to become a Judge Advocate???

As far as specifically commenting on the issues I mentioned, of course they don't-that's the first step to admitting fault. With the mention of the parole board-that's a joke in and of itself. The name Clemency and Parole Board should make you laugh. There's no way they will touch this. If just one person admits something was wrong (which Judge Maksym DID point out) then it's a total downward spiral from there.

Edwin's attorney's have BOTH been advised of what is going on and 1 encourages me to "do my own thing". I have given him permission to speak to the press and also Senator Amy Klobuchar.

I would have to say I love the reference at the end (trying to put me in my place) about that the SJA's and Commandant reviewed the case and given me a direct response. You bet their asses they did, signatures and all, I saved the letters. They are being added to information I kept for the submission of my lawsuit I am putting together against the Department of the Navy including the Judge Advocate General, NCIS, and the Marine Corps.


I can only hope that my response to Vice Admiral Houck is reviewed and he sees fit to look at my blog.

Here's a big FUCK YOU to the Judge Advocate General. You don't want to do your JOB then I'll go public. These people may want to review not only the information on my blog, but also look up JAGINST 5890.1A-Administrative Processing and Consideration of Claims on Behalf of and Against the Unites States. A refresher course under JAGINST 1500.1A-Professional Development Program may not hurt either.

Remember, it's only defamation of character if you can prove what I've been saying isn't true. Since they don't have the documentation to back up the child's story (because her parents fabricated it for her) the military and this family can't do a damn thing.

Thursday, October 15, 2009

Military Times post

I decided to google some stuff and ran across this thread on Militaytimes.com. I sounded off, as usual. You can view it below.

http://militarytimes.com/forum/showthread.php?p=291059#post291059

Senator Amy Klobuchar

In September I contacted Senator Amy Klobuchar. I received a letter from her asking for Edwin to sign a privacy act waiver for her to represent him. As of last friday, I have sent the waiver as well as the "book" I put together with the petition for a new trial, documentation showing Edwin's innocence and brief in support of petition that I have written. I should hear something in the next few weeks.

Thursday, October 8, 2009

False Child Sexual Assault

If you have been following my blog, you know that I also follow other blogs. I find a lot of my information by reading up on what is happening with the military and in the world in general. I read a blog about false rape reporting and it's impact on society. The Hoefstra and Duke Lacrosse cases are discussed, but the site I visited was mostly 2 women spouting off about "false rape allegations should not influence the reporting and handling of real cases". Well, I hate to break it to them...IT DOES. When a child is involved, the accused is always guilty until proven innocent.

The lies from these children not only make it harder for someone who has actually been raped to initiate a report but those liars (once they are exposed or grow a concience) have already done damage to the person accused by ruining their lives. Most are locked up without a backwards glance by over zealous, ass-kissing investigators and prosecutors who don't care how many innocent people get locked up because they still receive a paycheck.

Does this sound familiar?

So after giving my two cents, I looked up some sites that were mentioned on the net. I googled "false allegations of child sexual assault" and got some surprising results. Wikipedia was at the top of the list and stated:

"A false allegation of child sexual abuse is an accusation that a person committed one or more acts of child sexual abuse when in reality there was no perpetration of abuse of the accused person as alleged. Such accusations can be brought by the victim, or by a person on the alleged victim's behalf. Of the allegations proven to be false, ONLY A SMALL PORTION ORIGINATED WITH THE CHILD, the study showed MOST FALSE ALLEGATIONS ORIGINATED WITH AN ADULT BRINGING THE ACCUSATIONS ON BEHALF OF THE CHILD and of those were during divorce/custody battles."

"A false allegation can occur as a result of intentional lying on the part of the accuser or unintentionally due to confabulation , either arising spontaneously or resulting from SUGGESTIVE QUESTIONING or COACHING."

"Denial of abuse by the accused is not easily accepted. There are higher rates of false reporting because of suggestive questioning. Children appear to rarely make up false allegations of their own accord but will make false allegations if coercively questioned by individuals who believe that abuse has occurred but refuse to accept the children's statements that they were not abused".

Ok, so as most of you already know, the child who accused Edwin of raping, sodomizing and assaulting her in front of Edwin's ex-wife, was told by her mother to blame Edwin in front of a witness. That witness told NCIS that the child refused to give any ones name but would only state "my mommy would be mad because it's bad". This same child went to court and told the judge that she was never raped, and she never accused Edwin's ex-wife of witnessing this alleged assault-even though in her recorded interview she accused her mother's friend (and Edwin's ex-wife) of witnessing the sexual assault. The ex-wife was never questioned, and didn't find out about the allegations until the first day of trial.

The ex-wife's daughter was the witness who the allegations made by the mother of this child was at trial but not allowed to testify because the witness knew that the family of this little girl and the child herself were going to lie. This was later confirmed by the witnesses mother in 2 e-mails to me earlier this year.

Some interesting sites you may want to look at

http://www.ipt-forensics.com/journal/volume2/j2_4_7.htm

http://www.falserape.net/falserapeafa.htm

http://www.mediaradar.org/research_on_false_rape_allegations.php

Armed Services Committee "National Defense Authorization Act for Fiscal Year 2010"

Section 567 of this bill covers improved prevention and response to allegations of sexual assault involving members of the armed forces which states:

"Prevention and Response Plan: Not later than 180 days after the date of the enactment of this act, the Secretary of Defense shall submit to the Committees on Armed Forces of the Senate and the House of Representatives a revised plan for the implementation of policies aimed at preventing and responding effectively to sexual assaults involving members of the Armed Forces."

I guess the Armed Forces Committee is FINALLY cracking down on these people. I wonder how long the military believed that they were going to get away with doing half-assed investigations and convicting innocent men and women for the lies that were told about them? The military has been condoning it so far, Edwin's case is proof that they (NCIS, Judge Advocates, etc.) can't do their jobs and are in need of updated training about the reporting requirements and how to conduct a proper investigation.

This bill also covers the requirement for procedures by each of the Armed Forces for responding to allegations of sexual assault (including guidance to commanding officers, standard operating and reporting procedures, and related matters), including Judge Advocates.

This is to be used as an assessment whether the existing policies are adequate enough. I can certainly say, NO THEY ARE NOT and the idiots who have to follow these "rules" don't.. Maybe if NCIS agents, Staff Judge Advocate Lt Col Miller, Major Plummer, Capt Ellis, or Major Kasprzyck had bothered to do their jobs correctly (i.e. follow DoD Directives, federal/state laws) Edwin wouldn't be in prison for the next 19 years.

You can view the bill at:

http://armedservices.house.gov/pdfs/BillLanguage/Bill_Language100709.pdf (pgs 296-301)