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by Sharon Rondeau

According to eyewitness reports, Judge James C. Hankinson ordered Terry George Trussell jailed after Trussell indicated three times that he was present when called for his arraignment on Thursday, October 9, 2014

(Oct. 10, 2014) — The Post & Email has learned that Terry Trussell, a 70-year-old Vietnam combat veteran and former Dixie County grand jury foreman, was jailed on Thursday.

Blogger, radio host and author Jason Hoyt reported on Friday that Trussell appeared for his arraignment hearing on Thursday at 10:00 a.m. EDT on charges of ten felonies with which he was charged after accusing state’s attorney Jeffrey Siegmeister, court clerk Dana C. Johnson and Judge Greg Parker of criminal activity.

Trussell had been impaneled as a grand juror in April and volunteered to be the foreman.  After his appointment, the grand jury was inactive until July, when a citizen of Dixie County presented a complaint alleging criminal activity in regard to the implementation of the Common Core educational standards in the county.  The grand jury therefore convened on August 1 to deliberate the evidence, at which time Siegmeister illegally inserted a court reporter, bailiff, assistant and himself into the grand jury room.

Florida law states that while the grand jury is deliberating, no one else is to be present.  The state’s attorney is commanded to be present while witnesses are testifying, which was not the case on August 1.

Trussell attempted to report Siegmeister’s conduct to the judge with oversight but was told she no longer had jurisdiction over the grand jury.  He was directed to Judge Greg Parker, who normally presides in the another county in the circuit an hour away.  Parker claimed that he was present in the Dixie County courthouse when Trussell sought help, which Trussell was not told by the court clerk.

Parker and Siegmeister appear to have communicated as to how to proceed with Trussell’s complaint, and Trussell was denied phone records by Johnson.

Trussell learned that a common-law grand jury was convened in Dixie County and, because he believed the statutory grand jury to be compromised, he presented a complaint against Siegmeister and the original Common Core complaint to them in an attempt to fulfill his oath to serve the citizens of the county to the best of his ability.

The Florida Department of Law Enforcement (FDLE) interviewed Trussell twice, then filed a probable cause affidavit citing him for “simulating a legal process” under two Florida statutes totaling ten felonies.  He was arrested on September 2 and released the next day on a $5,000 bond.

Hoyt’s headline is “Terry Trussell Appears in Court and is Arrested for ‘Failure To Appear.'”

An email sent by a concerned Florida citizen and friend of Trussell’s to the Dixie County Commissioners on Friday reads as follows:

From: Redacted
Date: Friday, October 10, 2014
To: Marvin Hunt <marvinhuntd2@bellsouth.net, Gene Higginbotham <higginbotham.wade@mail.dc.state.fl.us, Jody Robson <jodyrobson68@gmail.com, Jason Holifield <jholifield1@gmail.com, Ronnie Edmonds <jredmonds@att.net

I am a good friend of Terry Trussell. He is now suffering badly as a political prisoner in solitary confinement in the Dixie County jail.

This email serves as your notice of the many felonies being committed by the government officials in Dixie County against my friend Terry Trussell.
In case you haven’t heard yet what happened yesterday in the Dixie County Courthouse, attached below  is a blog post by Jason Hoyt who is a reporter who witnessed first hand the terrible injustice done to Terry Trussell by Judge Hankinson. You can click on the audio and listen to the actual voices in the courtroom and then you can read about the report of what happened.
This incident started when Terry Trussell, acting as the Foreman of the Dixie County Grand Jury reported felonies against the State Attorney Jeffery Siegmeister and as a result has suffered retaliation in the form of a full frontal attack by a corrupt judiciary attempting to engineer a cover up of Siegmeister’s felonies. Additionally, evidence is clear that the official public records in Dixie County have been manipulated and modified as part of this coverup. While Terry was simply doing his duty as Grand Jury Foreman, the judges and prosecutors are intent on turning the act of reporting a crime into a crime. THIS IS PURE EVIL !
Yesterday , with Terry in the courtroom for his arraignment at 10 am, a judge Hankinson from outside Dixie County called Terry’s name three times and Terry answered all three times. The judge then said ” Let the record show that Terry George Trussell did not appear” and then ordered his immediate arrest. We have over 20 sworn notarized affidavits from people who witnessed what happened.
This is an act of Judicial Terrorism and it is directly hurting the People of Dixie County.
In my opinion, this is a very serious issue and it is now time for the Dixie County Board of County Commissioners to stand up, do the right thing, and take responsibility for supporting We the People of Dixie County as we work to clean up some serious corruption in our judicial system. We have stood up our People’s Grand Jury Under Common Law in Dixie County and according to Florida statutes, it is the responsibility of the Board of County Commissioners to provide space and budget for our Grand Jury.
Terry has suffered a cruel breach of his rights to Due Process, among others, as protected by the U.S. Constitution.
Please don’t forget that this could be happening to one of your dear friends or relatives instead of Terry.
Will you please consider holding an EMERGENCY TELEPHONE MEETING today, Oct 10,  to rectify this terrible injustice. All you need to do is a consent vote to support your People’s Grand Jury Under Common Law in Dixie County and we can restore justice to our judicial system.
Now is the time for Dixie Commissioners to stand up and support both the People of Dixie County as well as a very courageous Dixie County Patriot! Terry and his wife Marie are paying a very heavy price for standing up for truth and justice!
Let’s get this problem solved TODAY so Terry can once again enjoy his liberty! You are on notice of the many felonies being committed against Terry by government officials in Dixie County.

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  1. The means to stop this judicial corruption. and all other corruption in the county is to join in your county’s common law grand jury, as did Terry Trussell. Enter through the NationalLibertyAlliance.org website’s “Register” button at top of right hand column of main page; and while there click on MEDIA/BREAKING NEWS to see “Bills” (cases) that are being filed; click STATES to locate your county organizer; and best of all read entire “Grand Jury Handbook Final.pdf” under SERVICES/JURIS HANDBOOK.

    Our Declaration of Independence left every colony without a government. Where did law and order come from? THE PEOPLE and their unwritten natural Common Law! Get it? The People, not the territory, not the government, are the State; Are sovereign; Are the Law! The people have a militia; elect a sheriff; have common law grand and petit juries of People and don’t need a government. But may constitute a government to protect their Rights and Property by regulation of commerce and government through statutes and etc. We need to restore this system to save America! Sign up! Now!

  2. Ho-hum. Same old story from 1930’s Nazi Germany: take over the news media and the courts and they’re in in-like-Flint.
    But those corrupt judges in Germany suddenly became high value targets when the Nazi Party lost the war and were hunted down like wild-rabid animals, which they were, and brought to face REAL justice.
    People remember and judges like Hankinson, by doing the dirty work for the Obama regime, have crossed over to the other side and believe themselves to be invincible and above the law, just as those judges in Germany thought.

  3. This just proves that the criminals are in the courtroom….just not where we expect them to be at the defendents bench. Judges are getting as power hungry as the congress!

  4. I’ve noticed that since Walt’s case in Monroe County, TN that these types of police state judicial misconduct activities have begun to occur in select jurisdictions nationwide. This is a very bad trend folks and–as with Congress and our military ignoring Obama’s Nazi/Stalinist-type acts–there seems to be no one willing to stop it.

    Welcome to Leftist Paradise, fellow slaves!