"Something's Up" In America's Big Berg
Selected Poems from The Alaska Mystery Collection
and The Tree Series
by Paula Marie Rose
Below are the pages from the "Supplemental Memorandum New Website Postings" which I received on October 31, 2008. The footnote on the copy I received is not shown, as it isn't relevant. Matter of fact, much of the material which Mr. Grant has submitted to the Alaska Court System isn't relevant, in my opinion.
Beginning on Page 2. Mr. Grant states that my inviting the Press, LAPD, and others to the hearing is "bizarre."
Really? I see such a public invitation as bold, and proof that I am willing to be completely transparent, and to have any interested parties hear him attack me as a person, and as a Mother. I am willing to stand in front of a Judge, and the public, to share my side of the story. I filed the first Motion on October 2, 2008 to get the ball rolling on this case. Mr. Grant and party appear to be surprised by my action. When people are doing wrong, I point it out. When my parental rights are being wrongfully withheld by the actions of others, I'm going to do something about it. It took some time to figure out how the legal process works, as I am representing myself, and I might not know the exact form to use, or all the procedures which a legal expert or attorney would follow.
Apparently, by his own Memorandum displayed below, and on file in the Juneau Trial Courts, Mr. Grant and others object to anyone other than his selected participants hearing his or their own words repeated, or stated, in a court of law. Not I. If I said or wrote something, and to which I agree are my complete words or statements as used in their original context, then I stand by them.
It wasn't a "...threat to pack the courtroom with spectators, police, and press..." as he has stated; I extended an invitation to one and all to attend the hearing. Court security and decorum shouldn't be a problem, which he seems to anticipate. I know how to behave in a courtroom, as do most people. But then he suggests that nobody cares enough about me or my case to attend, so why did he bother to file this paper at all?
Mr. Grant appears to have a fear of any Law Enforcement Officials being in the courtroom during the hearing. What better way to guarantee additional security to the court, then to allow plainclothes or uniformed Law Enforcement Staff to be present as observers, and to act as crowd control volunteers, if Mr. Grant and party, or others, might misbehave?
I'm flattered that he states that I have "legions of fans." I know this is a popular website, and many people around the globe also enjoy my photography website:
On Page 3. Mr. Grant suggests that the hearing may turn into a "free-for all" of topics discussed on this website; which seems to be an unusual objection. He is the person who has submitted the website as evidence for his side! And spent over $22 in mailing fees to present me with a copy of it. Why submit something as evidence, if it isn't to be reviewed?
He mentions "Cindy Elrod" as a topic which might be brought up. She was a young woman who was murdered in Juneau, back in the early 1980's (see "An Unsolved Murder" section of this story.) He seems to be very apprehensive about that topic being revisited by anyone, for some unspecified reason. If anything I say or know could possibly help solve an Unsolved Murder of a former Juneau resident, why would he object to that? And why would he want to keep such information suppressed?
I'm sure that any Law Enforcement or FBI staff would be interested if new or revised information comes up, because of this website, or Mr. Grant's objections to my bringing up her murder in this story. It's their job to solve murders, no matter how much time has passed.
His final statement of this Memorandum "Counsel wanted the court to be forewarned what it may be dealing with when this case goes to a hearing.1" is rather odd.
I am an ordinary woman without any legal education, and have limited courtroom experience. I am fully confident that court staff, and any Judge, can deal with this case.
Mr. Grant appears to find this case, and me, to be professionally challenging.
His Motions and objections have mushroomed this case to something beyond what a standard Child Custody case should include. His legal training presumably prepared him for "dealing with" opposing parties, and those who may not be as educated as he is about legal matters and procedures. Based on that, he should have the upper hand. Some might think I'm outnumbered, and at a disadvantage to represent myself.
I am doing the best I can with what I have. I suspect that he is also.