United States Department of Justice traci eccles criminal complaint
John Garrett Smith
Dear Autism advocates, disability rights activists, & compassionate people compelled to make a difference:
The purpose of this message is to unite the families, friends and advocates of those with Autism to demand action from our elected leaders. If the following story can happen to Garrett, it can happen to anyone with Autism.
John Garrett Smith, a brilliant mechanical engineer, entrepreneur, and inventor with Asperger’s Syndrome, has steadily gained support throughout an unimaginable ordeal involving 18 months of incarceration on false charges while awaiting trial. During this time, the individuals who orchestrated these events, some of whom work within the criminal justice system, proceeded to steal his business assets, business identity, and attempted to capitalize on a highly technical patent-pending process, the development of which he has devoted the majority of his career.
On December 3rd, 2014, at the conclusion of a bench trial in which he had been fooled into accepting, John Garrett Smith was wrongly convicted of attempted murder II and assault II, crimes he did not commit. The conviction was not based in fact. The available evidence, most of which was unlawfully suppressed, was in his favor. Garrett was sentenced to 12 years in prison based upon tampered evidence, unsubstantiated testimony and hearsay.
In the aftermath of this travesty of justice, those who have become interested and taken the time to review court documents, court video, police reports, medical testimony, evidentiary exhibits, suppressed evidence, and much more, have been astounded and appalled. Those who have any awareness of Asperger’s Syndrome and disability rights law have been enraged. Garrett’s vulnerability stems from his extremely trusting nature combined with a lack of awareness of social danger. The way in which he has been exploited, manipulated and maliciously prosecuted in Clark County, Vancouver, WA was and is unconscionable.
Garrett is now serving time in Clallam Bay Corrections Center in Washington State. To add insult (and danger) to injury, he has been “mistakenly” categorized with the highest level of criminal offenders and placed in maximum security with those who are considered to pose the greatest threat to human life. Garrett Smith has no prior felony convictions.
John Garrett Smith’s conviction is currently awaiting appeal in the Washington State court system. With representation by the Law Offices of John Henry Browne, in Seattle—a legal team famous for success with high-profile criminal cases, optimism that justice will be served in this case is steadily increasing.
As an adult living with challenges associated with Asperger’s Syndrome, Garrett Smith is not alone regarding his experience with the criminal justice system. The lack of awareness and training regarding ASD within the system is problematic in itself. Add to that a refusal to re-evaluate a preconceived and standardized belief about behaviors associated with guilt, and a defendant who exhibits common characteristics of a neurodevelopmental disability is highly unlikely to be assumed innocent, at which point, the idea of “due process” disappears.
Leading up to Garrett Smith’s appeal, our goal is to present his story to a wide and diverse audience. As a result, we hope to create awareness that the system continues to abuse, marginalize, and neglect the rights of individuals with high functioning Autism and Asperger’s Syndrome. As long as this travesty of justice goes unrecognized, innocent and vulnerable adults will continue to be ripped from their families, and in many cases such as Garrett’s, highly productive contributions to society, to sit in prisons where they do not belong and are even less equipped to survive.
For more information about the wrongful conviction of John Garrett Smith, including the harassment and witness intimidation we have experienced as advocates for his innocence, click on the following link:
(Attached is a more detailed accounting of the circumstances that led to Garrett Smith’s wrongful conviction within the criminal justice system of Clark County, Vancouver, WA)
For more information, or to refer us to others who may be able to help, please feel free to contact us:
Traci Eccles firstname.lastname@example.org and Guy Bini email@example.com
Guy & I hope that this Memorial Day Weekend finds everyone in positive spirits, enjoying spring weather, & experiencing a deep appreciation for those who put their lives on the line to preserve our rights, freedom & way of life.
The unexpected journey we have found ourselves on over the past year has been challenging, unnerving, enlightening, disappointing and gratifying all at the same time. By choice in Garrett Smith’s case… and by necessity as we also became targets, we have remained committed to standing our ground to face down “the devil” in the Clark County Justice System. We have come to better understand the inner workings of the attack that was levied against Garrett, and is now fully deployed against us. We never doubted Garrett’s absolute innocence, but when we experienced the same pattern of criminalization slowly and covertly being applied to us, our resolve to expose this insidious behavior only became stronger.
The battle continues, but we are far more equipped for the challenge. We have learned how to better articulate the abuse of power that resulted in the conviction of Garrett Smith. We have also discovered and gained the support of a strong network of people who are leading the way to change by challenging at local, state and national levels the type of unconstitutional treatment Garrett, Guy and I, as well as a tremendous number of others, have fallen victim to.
Please take a few moments to read the attached document that clarifies where we are with our efforts to vindicate and finally see justice for Garrett. We will continue to keep you all informed of any developments.
Traci Eccles & Guy Bini
From Jim Craven:
The following are documents that relate to this case and many others like it. I apologize to all those who have sent me documents and left messages, but my health has suffered from my own dealings with the same creatures, same agencies, same sloppy tradecraft, same smug racism and entitlement, same lies, same pretexts; all of which are revealed in these documents. I did not know Traci and Guy before I met them; and when I met them, and at other times, they were under surveillance from some individuals revealing very sloppy tradecraft.
I will be publishing all my files in all of my dealings with these same federal, state and local agencies as well as particular unions and persons in common. These also apply to Bill and to Bruce and so many others put through corrupted systems riddled with political patronage, religious cults and zealots and civic organizations, school boards and alumni associations and institutions. My missives and supporting evidence take time to compose as did this addendum, due to extreme pain in my hands due to neuropathy; most of my posts on various urgent issues in various venues are cut-n-paste from my work on the same subjects previously published.
When I served as a Tribal Judge on an Indigenous Tribunal dealing with genocide and abuse in Indian Residential Schools in Canada, we heard stories of the same crimes, same methods, same sick practices of the same persons and perpetrators, from victims from different nations, different times and historical periods, who could have never known each other to collude on their testimonies. The same thing here. The same names, same networks, same agencies, same front-men and women assigned to take and deflect heat from the backroom boys–and a few girls.
I will soon be headed for Washington DC to go to the top and to media that cannot be controlled, coopted or bullied. I will be taking documents with me from different cases that show clear and legally-admissible pattern, network, temporal-spatial, cog-psych, linguistic-bundle and other evidence across diverse cases showing the same persons, interests, networks, associations, modus operandi, tradecraft, previous associations and recommendations, same alleged crimes, same law enforcement agencies emboldening them with refusals to act or document clear predicate evidence of clear predicate crimes. Those who do corruption with others become vulnerable to their weakest links as each threatens to take down the others if he or she goes down.
Traci, Guy, Bill, Bruce, myself and others do not have to worry about which lies might compromise which other lies. We do not need to worry about weak co-conspirators who will rat us and the whole scheme out in a heartbeat. We do not have to worry about criminal investigation, background checks or civil litigation against us because we are the victims not the victimizers and we can withstand scrutiny of our case as evidence by the hush money offers, intimidation of Traci, Guy, Bill and Bruce as well as me. We have nothing to cover-up and we seek only the truth and will never file frivolous criminal complaints or civil action.