Mette Hostage to Cash?
This is ludicrous. We got a letter from Mike Mette's father and the situation in Iowa is just defying explanations:
- Visited Mike over the weekend and he is in surprisingly good spirits considering the Iowa powers to be keep walking on his rights and messing with him.
Going back to his trial, the pre-sentencing investigator completed a ten page report saying there is no way Mike deserved to go to jail on this case. Of course the judge, prosecutor Gallagher and Jacob's father Curtis Gothard saw it differently.
His counselor in jail said he couldn't file for parole until he finished an anger management class where he was taught he shouldn't respond with force unless he was in danger of being attacked or as in his case he was hit three times before he responded with one punch as pointed out in the judge's ruling. He finished the course and his counselor put him in for a parole hearing on 4-16-2008.
The parole board sent Mike a letter saying: "They didn't feel he was able or willing to full fill his obligations as a law abiding citizen. They didn't feel it was fair to society to release him on parole." How do they come to these conclusions having never interviewed Mike or looked into the facts of the case? They now want him to complete a victim impact course which doesn't start til August 2008 and in six months they will again consider him for parole. Who are they kidding? How many more times can the State of Iowa Violate Mike's Rights?
And part of the motivation Mike is getting fucked over?
- The parole board is either listening to the lies Curtis Gothard and prosecutor Gallagher have failed to prove in court, has no idea what this case is about or they are just playing the money game. You see the prison gets another $18,000 June 1st 2008 if Mike is still there and another $18,000 if he is there January 1, 2009.
Meanwhile Gothard has racked up two DUI's. Un-freaking-believable.
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