Thursday, April 28, 2011

Linda McDermott, Esquire Attorney at Law

This is just to give you a legal update and give praise to Linda McDermott who is one hell of an attorney!!
On April 20, 2011, my birthday, I received the draft Federal Habeas Corpus Petition and the Memorandum of Law in support of Federal Habeas Corpus Petition and all I can say is “WOW!!”  Not only did she follow my instructions but she took it to a whole new level.  This woman is a brilliant, magnificent attorney.  She has blown my mind with the way she hooked this up.  I’m speechless…  I heard she was good through the rumor mill…but when I sat back and read her work…I just couldn’t believe some of what she did here.  She is actually fighting for me and you can see it in her work.  I can’t go into any details…attorney-client confidentiality.  Now that I finally have an outstanding attorney, I have to sit back and allow her to fight for me.  I just had to sing her praise and let the world know…Linda McDermott deserves and earns the title Esquire for she is without a doubt one of the best Appellate attorneys in the state of Florida.
I want to thank you Linda for your hard work and for tolerating me when I lost all faith.  I now know that I have one hell of an attorney.  Thank you, Thank you, Thank you!!!

Tuesday, April 12, 2011

Justice My A**

On Friday, February 11, 2011, I watched the Florida Supreme Courts oral arguments in the Andrew Lukehart case.  Justice Barbara Parienti asked Assistant Attorney General, Charlene Milsap (who once had my case in the late 1990s) why Lukehart’s evidentiary hearing took over eleven years to be conducted.  Ms. Milsap could not give a logical response.  This was an issue that I brought before the Florida Supreme Court (FSC) for which they did not want to address.  In Jones v. State 740, s02d520 (Fla 1999) the FSC overturned Jones case because of a decade delay.  Why these other attorneys are not raising this on appeal is beyond my comprehension.  Maybe it’s that these two-bit state appointed, state paid lawyers are selling their clients out!  What other explanation is there for not raising valid legal claims allowing the court to rule up on them as Jones’ lawyer did in 1999?  These Justices know that The Circuit Courts and State Attorneys are stalling these cases.  So you would think these Justices would simply step up and take the valid legal necessary actions required by the law, rather than sitting back ignoring this problem.  You’ve heard the saying “justice is blind”.  Well, I am here to tell you it is deaf, dumb and riddled with stupidity as well!  For equal justice is the biggest hoax that I have ever seen, and our Florida Supreme Court is complicit and these two-bit, no account lawyers like Harry P. Brody have the scales of justice so out of balance here in Florida that they all need to be thrown out and the whole system needs to be revamped!  We need Justice’s with heart!  We need lawyers with backbones!  Who is going to stand up and fight for human rights! For equal justice! Fight to do what is right!  But that is not what we have.  What we have is heartless, spineless individuals who are standing behind this fa├žade of equal justice, and that is what I am trying to bring to your attention.
Thank you for allowing me to share my thoughts and insight with you.
Ronald W. Clark Jr.

Monday, April 4, 2011

My Thoughts On The Murder Of Ronald Willis

It  was a cold, calculated, unnecessary and senseless murder that robbed a daughter of her father.  I didn’t know the man nor his family. I had seen his father, Mr. Willis, in court as well as his daughter and several family members at the February 2007 evidentiary hearing.  All I can say is the man was robbed of his life and in my opinion... I am just as guilty as John David Hatch for I did absolutely nothing to stop this senseless murder.  He (Hatch) picked the perfect time and place as can been seen in “The Evidence”.  Hatch was the triggerman and that can be seen in his inconsistent testimony.  The fact still remains that I did nothing to stop it and for that I am truly, truly sorry.  That was a coward moved on my behalf.  But… there is no good excuse.  I was a fallible young man at his worst.  I’ve made more mistakes in this life time than any ten men combined have made.
I have a guilt that I have to live with that goes way beyond the Willis family.  I am so very sorry for the pain and anguish that Hatch and I brought into their lives on that fatal night of January 12, 1990.  So if you are reading this “I am truly sorry!!”.  I expect no forgiveness.  I don’t forgive myself so I wouldn’t expect you to forgive me.  I seem to find comfort in allowing the guilt to eat away at me and like I said, there are other issues that the guilt of the the pain I’ve caused to people that I love is it just weighs so heavily on my heart that you could not possibly imagine the guilt that I have to live with.  I wish I could go back and change the past…but as we all know we can’t.  We must live and die with our mistakes…I’ve made far too many mistakes…I’m a walking, talking disaster area.  I put the “S” in stupidity!!
I am not looking for forgiveness or sympathy.  What I would like to see is equal justice.  Had John David Hatch been sentenced to death, then I would have no qualms about sitting here waiting to die for a murder that I did not prevent but did not commit.  Again, in my mind I’m just as guilty as Hatch.  For my part in the murder of Ronald Willis, I truly do apologize to his family and friends for my inept stupidity that resulted in the loss of their loved one.  Forgive me not, for I do not forgive myself.   
Regretfully submitted,
Ronald W. Clark, Jr.