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Evan Ravitz and Dr. Robert McFarland - jameson245 - 07-30-2018

Dr. Robert McFarland's and my experience with the JonBenet Ramsey murder case 
and District Attorney Alex Hunter's "grand secrecy"
by Evan Ravitz , evan@vote.org
The Boulder Daily Camera will publish my editorial about the case this Saturday 4/29/00, which will be document 16 below. Note the year 2000 developments below. We tried to tell the Grand Jury about these things!
  1. October 15, 1999: My letter to Colorado Attorney General Ken Salazar, with time line summary of events.

  2. September 7, 1999: Dr. McFarland's request to testify to the grand jury

  3. September 20, 1999: My request to testify to the grand jury, to prosecuting attorney Michael Kane.

  4. September 20, 1999: Mr. Kane and Alex Hunter's denial of my request.

  5. September 27, 1999: My appeal of the denial to Judge Roxanne Bailin

  6. September 27, 1999: My motion to vacate Judge Daniel Hale's no-contact (with the grand jury) order, with the support of the Colorado ACLU

  7. October 7, 1999: Judge Bailin's denial of my appeal.
  8. Spring, 1999: Chapters 10 & 20 of Stephen Singular's book [b]Presumed Guilty: An Investigation into the Jon Benet Ramsey Case, the Media, and the Culture of Pornography[Image: ir?t=takthemocouto-20&l=as2&o=1&a=1893224007][b] These were the chapters that we sent to the grand jurors at their homes after the grand jury foreman told us he never received the book we sent him in care of the District Attorney. For this we were threatened with contempt of court, in spite of Colorado law. We were the main sources for the chapters. [/b][/b]
  9. [b][b]February 2, 1999: Transcript of Dr. McFarland's radio interview with Donald Freed, author of Killing Time, (about the OJ Simpson case) and screenwriter for the movie "Executive Action" about the JFK assassination.[/b][/b]

  10. Spring, 1994: Dr. McFarland's article on The Children of God cult, published in The Journal of Psychohistory. A former trainer for the cult recently returned his "Parent of the Year" award when his association was disclosed.

  11. The case of Lauriane, "the JonBenet of France"

  12. FEBRUARY 25, 2000: Boulder Daily Camera: "DA pursues new Ramsey lead: Hunter asks police to investigate woman’s story of sex abuse"

  13. FEBRUARY 26, 2000: Boulder Daily Camera: "Therapist backs sex-ring claim; Bienkowski: Client gave Boulder police names of people who are witnesses in JonBenet’s death."

  14. MARCH 5, 2000: Boulder Daily Camera: "Ramsey Detectives off to California" (to interview the therapist of the woman claiming knowledge of the Ramsey case due to her family’s closeness with Ramsey ex-friend Fleet White)

  15. MARCH 9, 2000: Boulder Daily Camera "Boulder police interview therapist"

  16. April 29, 2000: Boulder Daily Camera guest editorial by Evan Ravitz: "'Nothing what it seems' in Ramsey case." Here's the paragraph the Camera DIDN'T publish (it was to be 3rd to last):
[b]"Det. Tom Wickman made another curious comment to Dr. McFarland and I, and independently to Stephen Singular, author of "Presumed Guilty: An Investigation into the JonBenet Ramsey Case, the Media, and the Culture of Pornography" (on page 217). Tom said that once he was "getting close" to arresting a Boulder City Council member, but had been told to "back off." Since Tom was legally prohibited from giving us any clues about the Ramsey investigation, I feel he was repeatedly drawing an analogy, by way of saying that he'd heard the pedophile-coverup story before and had been told to back off from investigating that."[/b]
[b]We suggest letters to US Attorney General Janet Reno. Ask her to investigate why the FBI never took charge of the Ramsey case -an apparent kidnapping case- as required by the "Lindbergh law." Ask her to review this web site (vote.org) Her address:[/b]
[b]Attorney General Janet Reno, U.S. Department of Justice, 950 Pennsylvania Ave NW Washington DC 20530-0001
email: web@usdoj.gov You can call her at 202-616-2777 or fax: 202-514-5331
[/b]

[b]You can also email Colorado Governor Owens, Attorney General Salazar, and their advisors.[/b]
[b]Grand Juries in Colorado, both State and Federal, are being manipulated in various ways. The Ramsey Grand Jury was kept in the dark about many people’s evidence. Read the leaked 1993 Rocky Flats Grand Jury Uncensored Report. Rocky Flats, between Denver and Boulder, made the A-bomb "triggers" for US H-bombs from 1954 till closed by the FBI in 1989. The Grand Jurors wanted to indict Department of Energy officials and private contractors for continuing crimes, but the prosecutor struck a deal, and silenced the jurors.[/b]
[b]For an alternative to such secrecy and impunity in government, please see the National Initiative for Democracy.. [/b]


RE: Evan Ravitz and Dr. Robert McFarland - jameson245 - 07-30-2018

Evan Ravitz tel/fax: (303)440-6838
1130 11th St. #3
Boulder CO 80302 October 15, 1999
Dear Mr. Salazar:
Re: Ramsey Case and "grand secrecy"
This year I had substantive contact with 2 Grand Jury investigators, 2 District Attorneys, 3 District Judges, several Grand Jurors, the ACLU of both Boulder and Colorado, attorneys and citizens around the country. It has been an extraordinary education in what my pro bono attorney and Grand Jury expert David Lane calls the "Just us" system. Alex Hunter has prevented me from giving testimony to the Grand Jury, which is, according to Lane and the ACLU of Colorado, a denial of my rights under Colorado Revised Statute 16-5-204 (l) which states "Any person may approach the prosecuting attorney or the grand jury and request to testify..." (emphasis added) The ACLU says they will take my case (see my enclosed motion to Judge Hale) if a future grand jury considers the Ramsey matter.
I hope you will profit from my unique perspective on this singular situation. I have information about a probable pedophile in a very high position in Boulder who may have had means and motive to derail the investigation. I am a 21-year resident of Boulder, voted "Best Activist" by readers of the Boulder Daily Camera. My friend Dr. Robert McFarland, a retired physician and co-founder of Boulder's Parenting Place, has similarly been denied the chance to present what he's learned from treating, autopsying, and advocating for abused and other children for 38 years here.
Here is a time line of our major interactions:
In March, 1999, Dr. McFarland sent a transcript of a radio interview he conducted with Donald Freed to the Grand Jury Foreman, c/o the DA. The return receipt was signed by a Mr. Martinez.
On May 5, 1999, Det. Tom Wickman and Tom Trujillo, the Grand Jury investigators, interviewed McFarland and I for an hour. We had some indications that they did not follow up on our leads.
In June, McFarland sent the Foreman, again c/o the DA, a copy of the book Presumed Guilty: An Investigation into the JonBenet Ramsey Case, the Media and the Culture of Pornography by Stephen Singular , for which we were sources named in the acknowledgements. Again the receipt was signed by a Mr. Martinez.
In late June, Dr. McFarland realized that Mr. Martinez was not the Jury Foreman, James Plese. We called Mr. Plese at home who confirmed that he had never received the items. On June 28 we mailed copies of chapters 10 and 20 of the book to the homes of the 8 Grand Jurors whose addresses were in the phone book. We later received suspended prosecution for contempt for thus violating Judge Hale's no-contact order, of which we were unaware.
On September 7 Dr. McFarland sent his request to testify to the DA. He was denied. He then submitted his appeal to Judge Bailin, which was denied as well.
On September 20 I hand-delivered my request to testify to the DA's office. I received my denial on September 23.
On September 23 I myself finally read CRS 16-5-204 (l). On September 27th I hand-delivered my MOTION TO INSURE CITIZEN RIGHTS GUARANTEED BY Colorado Revised Statute 16-5-204 (l) for Judge Hale, my appeal of the DA's denial for Judge Bailin, and a letter for the Foreman almost identical to the one I wrote to Kane; copies of each to both the DA's office and the District Court Clerk's office. I never received replies from Judge Hale or the Foreman, nor any indication that my correspondence was received. I received Judge Bailin's denial of my appeal on October 14, a week after its date of October 7, due to the Court's special "normal mailing process" stamped on the document.
On September 28th I attended a meeting of the board of directors of the Boulder chapter of the ACLU, who told me to contact the Colorado office.
On September 29th I faxed my motion to Judge Hale to the Colorado ACLU and talked with Intake Director Simon Mole.
On October 8 Mr. Mole informed me by phone that the ACLU would take my case should a future grand jury consider the Ramsey matter. You can confirm this with Mr. Mole at (303)777-2628.
Citizens, in theory, have the final decision-making power in the justice system, and the Ramsey case is an example of why this should, in fact, be so:
The substance of our testimony to the police and what we still want investigated is what we believe DA Hunter most wants to avoid: the possibility that pedophiles- who we name- in very high places in Boulder de-railed the investigation in the first hours, possibly by calling off the FBI from immediately assuming its jurisdiction over an apparent kidnapping by "a small foreign faction" of the child of a Lockheed-Martin executive. Det. Linda Arndt has stated that she asked for the FBI and police backup before she even arrived at the Ramsey home and was told no. Later she was told everyone was in a meeting. Did the meeting include the FBI?
It is understandable that Mr. Hunter wants to avoid further marring the image of Boulder justice, the FBI or his long-time counterpart, the City Attorney of Boulder. However, "sunshine is the best antiseptic," and "this is a government of laws and not of men," at least outside of Boulder, at least theoretically. Here, the DA's exclusion of Dr. McFarland and I seems to demonstrate the "Just us" system noted by David Lane, who represented me in the contempt proceeding. Hunter himself referred to "grand secrecy" (sic) in the first minutes of his October 14 press conference.
Please read our letters. We have available copies of the other referenced documents and tapes. I urge that prosecution of this crime be removed from Boulder officials and the case given to a new grand jury. I urge that citizens be allowed First Amendment freedom to speak to and associate with our fellow citizens including future grand jurors on this and other cases. It may be a burden to grand jurors to deal with the volume of material that may be presented, but real justice precludes filtering by men with very special interests like DA Hunter. I recommend the wisdom of Ghandi: "Truth is the highest god."
Sincerely yours,
Evan Ravitz


RE: Evan Ravitz and Dr. Robert McFarland - jameson245 - 07-30-2018

THE IMPORTANT LINE


the possibility that pedophiles- who we name- in very high places in Boulder de-railed the investigation in the first hours, possibly by calling off the FBI from immediately assuming its jurisdiction over an apparent kidnapping by "a small foreign faction" of the child of a Lockheed-Martin executive. Det. Linda Arndt has stated that she asked for the FBI and police backup before she even arrived at the Ramsey home and was told no. Later she was told everyone was in a meeting. Did the meeting include the FBI?
It is understandable that Mr. Hunter wants to avoid further marring the image of Boulder justice, the FBI or his long-time counterpart, the City Attorney of Boulder.


RE: Evan Ravitz and Dr. Robert McFarland - jameson245 - 07-30-2018

Request to be called in to GJ


Robert B. McFarland, M.D.
2300 Kalmia Avenue
Boulder, Colorado 80304
Telephone (303)442-1735
September 7, 1999
Alex Hunter
District Attorney
20th Judicial District
Boulder CO 80302
Dear Mr. Hunter,
I'm writing to request to testify before the grand jury in the JonBenet Ramsey murder case, as described in Colorado Revised Statutes 16-5-204 (l).
As you know I have been involved in programs to prevent child abuse in Boulder county for the past 15 years. You were gracious enough to serve as a Board member of the Community Parenting Center for several years so there is no need to describe my role in that effort. Our stated purpose was "to improve the quality of life for parents and young children by providing education and encouragement in a supportive setting and to raise the community's awareness of its role and responsibility in preventing child abuse and neglect."
For a variety of reasons most people do not want to know about the often depressing details of child abuse and neglect. Child pornography and cult abuse of children are even more horrifying to most people. Diana Russell's study in San Francisco showed that 38%f adult women could remember being molested as a child, usually by a relative.
Large scale investigations of child abuse, child pornography and child murder in Belgium and France upset enough people that the governments of these countries took steps to stop the investigations. I realize all elected officials are threatened by such problems.
At the present we often can't decide how to treat people who abuse children but we know pedophiles are probably never cured. When people don't know how to solve a problem they don't event want to know the problem exists.
The recent news story that members of the Children of God cult are living in Boulder County went on to relate that they returned the Parent of the Year award because ex-members of the cult exposed them. I enclose an article I published about this group in 1994. I want to testify about these issues to the grand jury.
I also want to suggest that they question the FBI as to why the Bureau didn't respond quickly as they usually do when a ransom note from a foreign faction id discovered. Bill Tidyman, a retired FBI agent, told me that the Bureau usually waits 24 hours after a child disappears before entering the case, but when there is a suggestion of foreign terrorists the response is immediate. The FBI's very tiny response to the Ramsey ransom note needs elucidation and analysis.
Respectfully,
Robert B. McFarland
 


RE: Evan Ravitz and Dr. Robert McFarland - jameson245 - 07-30-2018

The recent news story that members of the Children of God cult are living in Boulder County went on to relate that they returned the Parent of the Year award because ex-members of the cult exposed them.


RE: Evan Ravitz and Dr. Robert McFarland - jameson245 - 07-30-2018

September 20, 1999
Dear Mr. Kane,
I wish to talk with the grand jury about the subject of the book Presumed Guilty by Stephen Singular: various ways child pornography and/or abuse could have been the original motive(s) for what became JonBenet's murder. One obvious possible connection with child porn is through JonBenet's pageant life. Pam Griffin, JonBenet's costume maker, says in the book (p.110) "One time Randy [Simons -also pageant photographer for JonBenet] wanted to shoot Kristine [Pam's daughter] nude, but I said absolutely not."
There are other possible connections between the Ramseys and the child porn/sex world that should be investigated. Keeping a lid on this ultimate taboo could mean death for a headstrong child like JonBenet who couldn't otherwise be silenced.
Child porn and abuse are deeply ingrained into Boulder society. Some evidence is:
  1. The Child and Family Advocacy Program provides statistics that 204 Boulder County children under 20 were sexually abused in 1998. (Daily Camera 7/12/99, p. 1C)

  2. "Parent of the Year" Zack Prendergast returns his award when it is found he had been a trainer for The Children of God, a cult which advocated sex from infancy. (Daily Camera 8/5/99, p. 3B) Mr. Prendergast also runs fathering workshops. (Daily Camera 9/19/99, p. 1B)

  3. First Baptist Church treasurer Jerry Berry is arrested for fondling 3 little girls. Police find albums of child porn and seize 5 computers. (Daily Camera 8/14/99, p. 1B)

  4. The popularity of the late poet, former Boulder resident and Naropa professor Allen Ginsberg, avowed member of NAMBLA, the North American Man/Boy Love Association, whose motto was "Sex by 8 or it's too late." (www.nambla.org/ginsberg.htm) [First the Ginsberg document, and now the entire site, have disapeared -editor]
There have been many other recent child sex abuse cases here, including several with the convicts in possession of JonBenet's photos, including Sean King. The above are all prominent people. Related evidence includes:
  1. The existence here at 1050 Walnut St. of a large XXX porn media company, New Frontiers Media, now rapidly expanding (Daily Camera, business section, 7/21/99, 8/9/99, 8/18/99, 8/20/99) An acquaintance of mine says his former girlfriend had been drawn into this world.

  2. SANE rape support program closes. "But two SANE nurses, who spoke only on condition of anonymity, said many within the program were frustrated by the constant plea bargaining of Boulder County's sexual assault cases. 'We've been operating for two years now and in that whole time, none of us have ever had to go to court to testify,' one nurse said. 'That's very concerning to us, that none of these cases are going to trial.'" (Daily Camera, 9/2/99, p. 1A)
All the referenced newspaper articles are available from me on request.
The inability of the FBI to explain to former Denver DA and Lockheed-Martin executive Norm Early why they never took charge of the Ramsey case -an apparent kidnapping of a top Defense contractor executive's daughter by foreign terrorists- is suspicious and an apparent violation of the "Lindbergh Law." Det. Linda Arndt stated on TV last week that she specifically asked for FBI assistance and did not receive it. She received no backup of any kind, having been told everyone was in a meeting -for hours starting about 7:30 AM the day after Christmas. Were they in a meeting with or about the FBI? Mr. McFarland has a contact with information that Lockheed-Martin security were in the Ramsey house before the BPD. We have available a video of Mr. Early discussing the issue on a recent TV show.
John DeCamp, Esq., former Nebraska State Senator, in his book The Franklin Coverup describing the State of Nebraska's investigation into the failure of Omaha's Franklin Saving and Loan, shows that the FBI protected child molesters and killers and intimidated child victims and witnesses. One of Mr. DeCamp's former-child clients Paul Bonacci won a related $1,000,000 judgment against Larry King, the former president of Franklin, just this spring.
[In the rest of this version of the letter for the public, names have been replaced with XXX, YYY and ZZZ. In the version for the DA, the real names were used and more details given. -Evan Ravitz]
The Singular book also concerns -disguised to avoid libel- Mr. XXX, a highly ranked official in Boulder City government. Mr. XXX has admitted to two prominent and respected friends of mine that in 1991 a box of sex toys and pornography were found in his City Hall office during an office move that occurred when Mr. XXX was out. He further admitted that 3 women employed at City Hall alleged he harassed them, though none filed charges. I was in mediation with Mr. XXX when I learned these things, and that City Council had sent him to counseling. I asked who was paying for his therapy and he said that he was.
The late Ron Porter, when he was President of the Boulder Bar Association, moved to investigate Mr. XXX, but apparently nobody would talk. There should be some record of this. I also have 3 names of eye-witnesses to what was in the Pandora's box.
What we suspect is that Mr. XXX' pornography was child porn, for 3 reasons:
  1. Mr. YYY, then a City Hall administrator, after we talked 10 minutes on the subject in 1992, told me "He [Mr. XXX] gives me the willies. I'll keep my kid away from him." He recently denied to me that he knows anything about Mr. XXX.

  2. I received the enclosed anonymous letter in 1992. I gave the original to Det. Tom Wickman on May 5 this year when he and Mr. Trujillo interviewed Dr. McFarland and I.

  3. Mr. Porter would not be likely to start an investigation of Mr. XXX for the unpleasant but legal possession of non-child pornography.
If Mr. XXX has possessed child porn, he would want to keep the spotlight off other people's similar "peccadilloes." This is the "Belgian Syndrome" mentioned in Dr. McFarland's interview with Donald Freed. Because DA Hunter was on vacation incommunicado at the time of the murder he could not be contacted for advice on proceeding with the highest profile case ever here. The grand jury should determine if Mr. XXX was consulted.
If indeed a network of highly-connected pedophiles exists here as in Belgium and France, Mr. XXX or others could have acted to keep (sincere) FBI investigators away. A one-time "suspect" in this case told me he was shown a bookcase of videos in the home of prominent Boulder drug-case attorney Mr. ZZZ and told these were all child porn. Mr. ZZZ left Boulder soon after the murder and moved to a monastery in Wyoming. Phone records of XXX and ZZZ should be examined for calls to FBI or Lockheed Martin numbers that morning.
DA Hunter and the police might be reluctant to investigate Mr. XXX. According to the Singular book (p. 90) Hunter said "If this got into the hands of certain people in the media it would further embarrass Boulder and make the town look worse than it already does. What are you going to do with this information?" You the outsider should exhaust all leads, this being a government of laws and not of men.
Dr. McFarland and I have been careful not to libel Mr. XXX for 7 years. Once we saw the possible connection to the Ramsey case we worked with a reputable author for 2 years to get the story told right. We want to do the right thing and give more complete details to the grand jury.

Sincerely,

Evan Ravitz

1130 11th St. #3

Boulder CO 80302

(303)440-6838


RE: Evan Ravitz and Dr. Robert McFarland - jameson245 - 07-30-2018

[misspellings and extraneous punctuation in the original have been preserved]
THE STATE OF COLORADO
TWENTIETH JUDICIAL DISTRICT
ALEXANDER M. HUNTER
DISTRICT ATTORNEY
September 20, 1999
Mr. Evan Ravitz
1130 11th St #3
Boulder CO 80302
Re: Request to appear before the Boulder County Statutory Grand Jury
Dear Mr. Ravitz:
After due consideration of your request to appear and testify before the Boulder County Grand Jury in the JonBenet Ramsey murder investigation, I wish to inform you that your request is denied. We have determined that your proposed testimony would not serve the interests of justice which is the controlling standard by which to judge your request.
Your request discusses the exstence of child pornography in Boulder County and suggests that there may be a link between that and the death of JonBenet Ramsey. You have not identified any nexus between that and the murder of JonBenet. Ramsey, nor any reason to conclude that there might be one. Further, to the extent that one could possibly exist, you have no personal knowledge of any facts, apparently, to make the connection.
In addition, you have stated that the grand jury should investigate the response of the FBI to the initial report that JonBenet was kidnaped by a foreign faction. This is not a proper subject for the grand jury to explore. Their mission is to determine, if possible, who killed the child. A review of the FBI's role in the investigation would not further that goal, and would be more appropriately addressed to the United States Department of Justice Inspector General's Office.
Finally, you state that you wish to inform the grand jury that a former city attorney in Boulder might have been in possession of child pornography in 1991, that he might have ad a motive to protect others in the city who engage in the same activity and he might have been consulted and presumably have steered authorities away from a child pornography connection. You surmise this because Alex Hunter, the District Attorney, was not available to be consulted in the early days of the investigation. You offer no evidence to connect any of this chain of speculation together.
I wish to advise you that you have a right to petition the Boulder District Court to review this Decision. The procedure is outlined in Colorado Revised statutes Section 16-5-204 (l)
Very truly yours,
Alexander M. Hunter
District Attorney
By: [signature]
Michael J. Kane
Deputy District Attorney


RE: Evan Ravitz and Dr. Robert McFarland - jameson245 - 07-30-2018

Judge Roxanne Bailin
20th Judicial District
6th & Canyon
Boulder CO 80302
Dear Judge Bailin,
This is my petition to the court for a hearing on the District Attorney’s denial of my request to speak to the grand jury, as provided for by Colorado Revised Statute 16-5-204 (l). I enclose my letter to Mr. Kane and his reply.
[In this public version, a name and position have been disguised. The version to Judge Bailin contained the real name and position. –Evan Ravitz]
I was stunned to discover that Mr. Kane had not carefully read my letter. He refers (last paragraph, 1st page) to "a former city EMPLOYEE" when my letter clearly names "Mr. XXX, City EMPLOYEE of Boulder," a position he still holds –and held at the time of JonBenet Ramsey’s murder, which is how he might have influenced the case. Apparently Mr. Kane has read the chapters of the book Presumed Guilty that Dr. McFarland and I innocently sent to the grand jury, which, to avoid libel, disguise Mr. XXX, and refer to him in an ambiguous way, from which one could mistakenly infer his position was "former."
Further Mr. Kane (2nd paragraph) says "You have not identified any nexus between that [child pornography] and the murder of JonBenet Ramsey." I did, clearly, in the first 2 paragraphs of my letter. Pam Griffin has publicly stated that JonBenet’s pageant photographer Randy Simons had requested her daughter Kristine to participate in a child pornography session, whether or not she was allowed to talk about this to the grand jury.
Mr. Kane states (3rd paragraph) "This [the FBI no-show] is not a proper subject for the grand jury to explore. Their mission is to determine, if possible, who killed the child." The citizens have waited 2 ¾ years and spent 2 million dollars and we don’t know who killed her, possibly because the DAs refuse to look in the yawning pandora’s box we and others have opened. The "mission" of justice should also be to prevent more children from being raped and/or killed. Just as we must investigate not just "who sold drugs" but how they were imported, who else profited -and who was paid to look away- so we must, as circumstances demand, find out not just "who killed JonBenet" but what motives and other illegal activities led to the murder, so history doesn’t repeat itself! Truth, you will remember, was also found in Pandora’s Box.
Finally, Kane writing his response the same day I hand-delivered my letter (September 20th), not even having read it carefully, hardly shows "due consideration of [my] request to appear and testify…" It seems to me that the prosecutors have pre-determined that the investigation will not broach these subjects even if someone gets away with murder. If you are party to such an agreement, I pray for you. Sunshine will be the best antiseptic.
To summarize:
I’ve made a strong case that prominent people in Boulder are involved in pedophilia. Pam Griffin states that JonBenet’s photographer was involved. I’ve made a circumstantial case that pedophilia exists at the highest level in the Boulder justice system.
The FBI no-show is evidence that legal procedure has been corrupted in this case –apparently constituting related crime that has effectively destroyed the investigation of this murder..
Only the citizens can be impartial in a case in which the legal machinery has been corrupted. Keeping we citizens from the citizens of the grand jury seems to violate Colorado Revised Statute 16-5-204 (l) which states "any person may approach the prosecuting attorney or the grand jury and request to testify in an inquiry before a grand jury or to appear before a grand jury." (emphasis added)
Sincerely,



Evan Ravitz
1130 11th St. #3
Boulder CO 80302
(33)440-6838


RE: Evan Ravitz and Dr. Robert McFarland - jameson245 - 07-30-2018

MOTION TO INSURE CITIZEN RIGHTS GUARANTEED BY Colorado Revised Statute 16-5-204 (l)
 
Colorado Revised Statute 16-5-204 (l) states "Any person may approach the prosecuting attorney or the grand jury and request to testify or retestify in an inquiry before a grand jury or to appear before a grand jury." (emphasis added)
Judge Daniel Hale’s 15 September 1998 Court order states, in part:
"3. No person, other than an employee of the State of Colorado or the County of Boulder while acting in the performance of their official government duties, shall otherwise attempt to contact any grand juror or alternate grand juror regarding their service on the Boulder County Grand Jury;"
If we the citizens cannot "contact" grand jurors, then we cannot "approach" grand jurors and request to testify. Therefore, the court order violates CRS 16-5-204 (l) and must be vacated.
Evan Ravitz
1130 11th St. #3
Boulder CO 80302
(303)440-6838
[September 27, 1999]
[The ACLU of Colorado has decided to take this case IF the Ramsey matter is handed to another grand jury. We were late getting the ACLU involved for this grand jury ]


RE: Evan Ravitz and Dr. Robert McFarland - jameson245 - 07-30-2018

DISTRICT COURT, BOULDER COUNTY, COLORADO
Case No. 98CR750
ORDER UNDER SEAL
In re the 1998 Grand Jury
This matter comes before the Court on the application of Evan Ravitz filed September 27, 1999, to testify before the 1998 Grand Jury. He has made application to the District Attorney pursuant to C.R. S. 16-5-204. By letter of August 20, 1999, Michael Kane, Special Deputy District Attorney, denied the request.
The Court has considered both Ravitz’s letter to the District Attorney supplied by him and Ravitz’s letter to the Court. Ravitz wishes to tell the jury that they should investigate the Ramseys in terms of child pornography. He goes on at some length regarding his suspicions of Joseph N. DeRaismes III, the City Attorney of Boulder. He surmises that various highly-placed pedophiles exist in Boulder and there may be a connection the Ramsey murder.
Second, ;Ravitz wishes to tell the jury that the FBI did not behave according to their normal patterns in this case. Furthermore, local law enforcement officials did not call the FBI in despite the fact that kidnappings are part of their jurisdiction.
The inference the Court draws is that Ravitz believes that local elected officials and law enforcement officials deliberately avoided proper investigation of the Ramsey case in order to cover for a pornography group in Boulder. [Ms. Bailin misunderstands me: I think they avoided investigating our leads because they are afraid of more bad publicity for Boulder.]
The Standard against which the Court must measure a request to testify is whether the proffered testimony would serve the interests of justice. C.R.S. 16-5-204(l). Ravitz does not have facts or observations to offer the grand jury. [I know who does, named them to the police, and believe that the police never talked to them.] Instead, he wishes to speculate that there may be some connection between unnamed parties and pornography groups. He can offer no facts that tend to substantiate his claim or that suggest a nexus between his speculation and the murder of Jon Benet Ramsey. Accordingly, the Court finds that it would not be in the interests of justice to allow his testimony.
The application to testify is denied.
Dated: October 7, 1999
By the Court
[signature]
R. Bailin, Chief Judge