Friday – September 3, 2021
Another quick update on Tamara’s Federal Civil Rights Case (suing the State of Oregon in Federal court for multiple counts of Civil Rights Violations against me – violations that attempted to destroy my advocacy work)
Thanks for being here! I wrote an update about where things stand just a few days ago here on this link, but wanted to also share with you the latest bit of “news”!
…my lawyer (Zack) e-mailed me yesterday morning (Thursday, 9/2), and told me that the State sent him 64,000 pages of documentation as part of the Discovery he now has to search through for supporting documentation and evidence in our case. YUP – you read that right! SIXTY FOUR THOUSAND pages. In our opinion, the State is adding MORE insult to injury – basically trying to drown my attorney in garbage paperwork — taking up his time (while working against deadlines), making his job more difficult, and more costly for me.
While I am – in fact – thankful to receive any and all documentation that might support the true and undeniable narrative of the State’s wrong doing to a jury at trial – in my opinion there simply are no conceivable criteria by which any more than a small percentage of that number of pages might be considered legitimately relevant documents in our case – even for such a malignantly dysfunctional bureaucracy! For context: ALL of the supporting documentation for the full investigative IRS audit (done as part of this inquiry – an audit covering three years of business and personal income and expenses) was only about 2,300 pages. It seems possible (& likely) that the vast quantity of documents handed over in discovery by the State has likely been artificially augmented simply in order to make it harder for my attorney to find the relevant “needles” in this “haystack” of paperwork.
That a pubic entity (the “Department of Justice” no less) is even ALLOWED to try to obfuscate the path to justice in this way is disgusting.
As I am still recovering from being ill in response to complications from my surgery (complications from my initial surgery on my leg back in January) I am going to keep this post brief (I said most of what I had to say on the post linked above) – but I did want to give you all an update that as of today I now only need to cover $1,750 more towards my attorney Zack’s current retainer.
To cover the $4,250 I have paid Zack towards this retainer so far (the retainer to cover the current phase of costs of discovery and depositions, etc.), we put our mortgage on hold (with a three-month forbearance) and I have had to also temporarily redirect some funds from my XRF repair fund.
Ideally right now my goal is to raise at least $2,750 (this weekend if possible) – both to make sure the XRF repair costs are fully covered AND to make sure my hardworking — amazing, honest, fair, thorough, and very detail-oriented — Civil Rights attorney has the incentive to keep slogging through the 64,000 pages of “crap” sent to him by the State.
How you can help me raise the “$1,750 to $2,750” I need to raise this weekend:
Please hire me (for next month? or in advance for next year perhaps?); sign up to be in the Facebook paid subscriber group (which has other fun benefits too); sign up for sending me consumer goods for testing this Fall (did you want to test some of your Christmas ornaments perhaps? This is the time to send those in!); buy a Naturepedic mattress (if you’re already in the market — Lead Safe Mama, LLC earns 15% of what you spend if you start with our link, plus they are having a Labor Day sale this weekend!); or make a contribution (any amount helps! $5, $10, $50, $100, $250?), or maybe a small ($500? $1,000? $2,000?) short-term loan to Lead Safe Mama, LLC to help us see justice served in this matter (and to help keep me doing what I do – helping others get information to protect their children from being exposed to Lead in their homes, schools and communities).