Rena Wetherelt 
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Re: “What happened to Gabriel? It takes a lot of courage to stand up for someone accused of a terrible crime. Montana and especially Missoula County are heavily invested in crime. I have the utmost respect for The Innocence Project and Jessie McQuillan. A great deal of research goes into their decisions about which cases they take. Attached is a video piece about Montana's Innocence Project and the people involved.

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Posted by Rena Wetherelt on 12/06/2012 at 11:08 AM

Re: “Missoula's Mountain Water seeks rate hike

Let's see, the Carlyle Group, a bunch of current and former government officials from around the world, people capable of influencing world affairs plus big unions investing their confiscated money, also own water around the world now, and data mining companies, defense contractors, alternative "Green" energy interests, which are by law now receiving tax credits, that is cash from the US Treasury going to the financiers Dexia, JP Morgan, Goldman Sachs), you mentioned Montana Power - Goldman Sachs precipitated the end of Montana Power in a concerted effort to implode the power market in the US. But I digress, the point I wanted to make, is this group that owns your aquifer, also sends you neighbor's kids to die for foreign sources of oil, and leaving no baby tooth unturned, cash in on the government's lucrative payments for baby root canals, stainless steel caps, and extractions - strapping our little poor children into papoose boards in order to perform these torturous procedures, scaring them for life. Of course they also invest in prisons where they sweep all the debris. Nice system we have. It is called fascism. If you've noticed it is a little hot lately, it is just that the fire under water us frogs are swimming in has been stoked up. Yikes!

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Posted by Rena Wetherelt on 08/16/2012 at 8:40 AM

Re: “Justice

The story of Cody Marble is a sad case study in Missoula County's investment in crime. Instead of supporting a kid, grieving for the loss of his mother by suicide, Cody was reportedly brutalized by a Missoula city police officer, placed in the new juvenile detention facility, left unsupervised except for occasional "cell checks" which allowed the smaller, younger boys to be bullied, and left those in charge wondering what went on. Sheriff's Deputy Brad Giffin, a very successful Democrat Sheriff candidate in last election led the child he was questioning in a very unprofessional manner, literally putting words into the youngster's mouth. You have the judge sentencing a kid to a long adult prison sentence. The most revealing statement in this sad story is that every kid that was in the Juvenile Detention Center with Cody is either in prison or dead.
As for Fred Van Valkenberg, threatening to charge RT (who threw an apple at his brother and swore at a police officer to be incarcerated) with perjury if he recants his original testimony! Then takes the opportunity to smear the Innocence Project! Where is the accountability? Cody is one of the nearly 13,000 people Montana has under correctional supervision, a number that has quadrupled since the 1980's War on Drugs. It is nice to see the Missoula Independent peeping open its' sleepy media watchdog eyes. The only way tyranny of the kind that has been wrought on this community ends, is when industrious journalists write the truth.

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Posted by Rena Wetherelt on 02/24/2012 at 5:49 AM

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