Recently sworn in elected officials and commissioners are pressuring Austin lawmakers to keep Cherokee County court records off the state-mandated E-filing system. It’s OK for the other 253 counties to upload cases for review; Cherokee County operates in the dark. (Source: Daily Progress 1/12/17) With illegal wiretaps throughout the county, they all know each other's dirty laundry. They also know if they get their brainwashed talking points published in the local newspapers, then they can disregard any law on the books. They can go back to intercepting each other's emails and blackmailing one another.
A recent Court of Criminal Appeals order requires counties with populations of 50,000 to implement the mandatory criminal court filings by July 1, 2019. (Source: E-file) According to Cherokee County Clerk Laverne Lusk, it costs too much money to use the Internet to file court records. Secondly, she claims dismissed criminal cases will remain online, even after expungement.
"Our concern is that (since) there will be a fee, it will take revenue away from the county," Lusk said. "It's also a concern that if a case is dismissed and needs to be expunged, that it won't be taken off (completely) from the web." (Source: Daily Progress 1/12/17)The fact is most E-file legal services cost under $7 per filing or at a monthly rate of $100 for unlimited access. Are Daily Progress readers stupid enough to believe that honest prosecutors prefer to hide their cases in the courthouse basement? Or do they want botched cases to be available only to a select few in Rusk, TX designated to tamper with government documents? It's not that they are sloppy and lazy. They simply want to hide their own collusion and relatives on their stacked juries. They want to cover their tracks and prove the Letter of the Law does not apply to them. It is yet another smoking gun the Attorney General chooses to ignore.
How many times has District Judge Bascom Bentley's signature been forged "by permission" on his court orders? (Source: Jacksonville Progress)
It is the responsibility of the County Clerk to report civil and criminal cases accurately and in a timely manner, whether it is a conviction, expungement, or probated will. Even if the Clerk is related to all reported Parties. Cherokee County prefers to lock court cases away from public scrutiny to cover up the makeup of illegal jury pools and the perjury of prosecutors. For example, the same group of people has been called to sit on grand juries for the last 20 years. Civil cases are routinely heard by jurors who have vested conflicts of interest. Some jurors don't even live in the county. Cherokee County officials make their own rules and flout their constitutional responsibilities. Things are apparently back to normal as of January 1st.
Source: LOCAL GOVERNMENT CODE
TITLE 6. RECORDS
SUBTITLE B. COUNTY RECORDS
CHAPTER 191. GENERAL RECORDS PROVISIONS AFFECTING COUNTIES
Sec. 191.001. COUNTY RECORDER; SEAL; GENERAL DUTIES.