Government prosecutors argued against granting bond to Deming, N.M., gun dealer Rick Reese and his son Ryin, painting them as dangerous risks for release, court documents received this evening by Gun Rights Examiner reveal. United States Attorney Kenneth J. Gonzales, nominated by President Obama last November to serve on the U.S. District Court in the District of New Mexico, filed a supplement to the defendant’s motion for release in that court last Tuesday, citing an affidavit he claimed contained “statements relevant to the motion.
“[T]hey highlight the Defendants release still pose a danger to the community,” Gonzales wrote in the electronically filed document. “The statement also show the Defendants are not likely to follow any Court imposed orders or conditions.”
Gonzales was referring to a January 29 sworn and notarized statement by Homeland Security Investigations Special Agent Jose Ramon Martinez, in which the agent related monitored telephone conversations between the elder Reese and wife Terri, and also between son Ryin and his girlfriend.
Supposedly incriminating statements included Reese telling his wife “The truth will come out and these people will be exposed for what they truly are – a bunch of cons liars and cheats and thieves.
“They took a premise, they wanted our stuff, and they wanted to destroy our family so they reverse engineered,” the affidavit continued, quoting Reese.
“In reference to AUSA Maria Armijjo, Terri Reese stated ‘she is willing to get in bed with the devil to destroy a good Christian family,” the affidavit again alleged.
In a second intercepted call, the affidavit states Reese told his wife “He did say that they are attempting to hide and seal a whole bunch of stuff that they are trying to open you know, and that’s really encouraging because it shows the depth of the depravity of the justice department, it shows that they are just lying cheating stealing, it shows they are whores.”
“Rick Reese also stated to his wife, ‘You got ‘em by the [redacted]!” the affidavit further quotes.
In a third monitored telephone call, this one between son Ryin Reese and his unidentified girlfriend, the younger Reese is quoted telling her “The judge made it clear that he didn’t give a [redacted] about XXXX.”
Referring to the U.S. Marshal’s Service, the girlfriend remarked “They enjoy their power,” eliciting a response from Ryin that “[T]hey are the same people that back shoot 14-year-old boys and get medals, Ruby Ridge style.
In a subsequent call to Terri, Martinez wrote “Rick made comments to the effect of the following: ‘The marshals were both AH’s not at all like the marshals that we had during the trial … these two were full of testosterone. The more people like us that they hunt down and whack and murder, maybe not physically like Randy Weaver [or] the Branch Davidians, but they murdered my marriage.’”
So far, the conversations recorded and reported mirror sentiments shared by millions of peaceable Americans outraged by government operations in which citizens were killed when alternative peaceful outcomes were available. The clincher, at least as far as Gonzales is concerned, is in a final recorded conversation between Rick and Terri in which he reportedly stated “They’ll get the world they deserve pretty soon!”
Note there was no hint of this sentiment referring to anything illegal or violent, and again, such sentiments can be found on gun blogs and forums exposiing government corruption and excesses and calling for justice catching up to those who perpetrate injustice under color of authority. Indeed, that Judge Robert C. Brack ruled against Gonzales, who wanted to keep the new trial motion hearing selaed from the public, and then ruled against the prosecution’s fight to deny the Reese family both a new trial and bail, citing their suppression of evidence, point to the slow recognition that the defendants have been the victims.
This transparent attempt to portray the defendants as dangers to the community and as being too risky to grant bail, especially after almost 18 months behind bars with all major charges either dismissed or having been found not guilty of, and the further attempt to do so closed off from public scrutiny should raise serious doubts on the fitness of Gonzales to be elevated to a judgeship and more. A correspondence by a California attorney to N.M. Senator Martin Heinrich requesting an investigation for misconduct, to include the potential for disbarment and criminal prosecution, may point the way to similar efforts from both supporters of the Reese family and those simply interested in basic justice. American citizens are presumed innocent until proven guilty, and are not to be destroyed in the process of trying to defend themselves, with all their assets seized, against ambitious government careerists wielding essentially unlimited power and resources.
An account has been set up where supporters can contribute to help the Reese family in its ongoing ordeal, and donations can be sent to the Reese Defense Fund, Attention Patricia Arias, First Savings Bank, 520 South Gold, Deming, NM 88030. Additionally, Jeff Knox of The Firearms Coalition advises they have set up an online donation page at their website.
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