Sunday, August 03, 2014

Evidence Collected SO FAR against the Sierra Army Depot

"You shall not steal, neither deal falsely, neither lie one to another."
Leviticus 19:11

Devon Biggs

Legal Burdens of Proof:
  1. Reasonable suspicion
  2. Reasonable to believe
  3. Probable cause for arrest
  4. Some credible evidence
  5. Substantial evidence
  6. Preponderance of the evidence
  7. Clear and convincing evidence
  8. Beyond reasonable doubt

In Terry v. Ohio, 392 U.S. 1 (1968), the Supreme Court ruled that reasonable suspicion requires specific, articulable, and individualized suspicion that crime is afoot. A mere guess or "hunch" is not enough to constitute reasonable suspicion.

Evidence of a Theft Ring:

In Arizona v. Gant (2009) the United States Supreme Court defines "reasonable to believe" as to more evidence there is more crime than what the suspect was arrested for. 

Jason Tong

Probable cause is a relatively low standard of proof, which is used in the United States to determine whether a search, or an arrest, is warranted. . . .In the criminal context, the U.S. Supreme Court in United States v. Sokolow, 490 U.S. 1 (1989), determined that probable cause requires "a fair probability that contraband or evidence of a crime will be found"

Evidence of a Lack of Accountability:

Some credible evidence does not require the fact-finder to weigh conflicting evidence, and merely requires the investigator or prosecutor to present the bare minimum of material credible evidence to support the allegations against the subject, or in support of the allegation.

Ex-Supervisor Rick Anderson father to Chad Anderson and Tony Herrin
Substantial evidence is "more than a mere scintilla. It means such relevant evidence as a reasonable mind might accept as adequate to support a conclusion."

Evidence of a Cover Up:

Preponderance of the evidence is met if the proposition is more likely to be true than not true. Effectively, the standard is satisfied if there is greater than 50 percent chance that the proposition is true. Lord Denning, in Miller v. Minister of Pensions, described it simply as "more probable than not."

Mike Winters
Clear and convincing proof means that the evidence presented by a party during the trial must be highly and substantially more probable to be true than not and the trier of fact must have a firm belief or conviction in its factuality. In this standard, a greater degree of believability must be met than the common standard of proof in civil actions, which only requires that the facts as a threshold be more likely than not to prove the issue for which they are asserted.

Other Illegal Activity: Drug Trafficking

Beyond reasonable doubt is a proof having been met if there is no plausible reason to believe otherwise. If there is a real doubt, based upon reason and common sense after careful and impartial consideration of all the evidence, or lack of evidence, in a case, then the level of proof has not been met.

Merritt Shepard

Other Illegal Activity: Hatch Act Violations

Chris Carrier
a very violent man

Other Illegal Activity: Assault

Evidence of Reprisal:

Chief of Staff Aric Manner and Deputy Don Gibson

Evidence of Systematic Failure and Perverse Incentives:

Bruce Hamilton


John and Carolina Dingman

Sierra Army Depot has never investigated the incident.  A supervisor on the depot has never been fired for mismanagement, fraud, theft or embezzlement.

Robert C. Slosson
Sierra Army Depot

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