Tuesday, July 15, 2008

Swinton not on the lam, it's all a "misunderstanding."

But the bottom line is that after escaping cameras by rescheduling EARLY on Friday, Rozita and her attorney probably missed a more aggressive press corp on Monday by not showing up at all. Neither of them.

Oh come on. It doesn't take a couple of Rocket Scientists to smell THIS. The Denver Post.

"A woman considered a person of interest in an investigation of phone calls that may have sparked a raid on a Texas polygamist group appeared in a Colorado courtroom Tuesday, a day after she was supposed to appear in a separate case.

The lawyer for Rozita Swinton of Colorado Springs said the no-show on the charge of violating probation was because of a misunderstanding and Swinton didn't realize she had to appear, said Kathleen Walsh, a spokeswoman for the 18th Judicial District.

The judge then quashed an arrest warrant that was issued after Swinton failed to appear at the hearing Monday, Walsh said. She will be due in Douglas County District Court again Aug. 6."

Ok, I KNEW, and if Rozita didn't think SHE had to show, why is it that her attorney didn't think HE had to show? We all knew out HERE she had to be in court, neither of them did? This smells.

I smell either Tactics or BS, one or the other. Most likely BOTH. Another delay for a month, just like the last time. Now we get Harry Reid's Senate hearings and more Texas Grand Jury Funtime before Rozita is in court again. You ABSOLUTELY cannot get me to believe that this is the real story.

Again, I knew she was to be in court today, the PRESS knew she was to be in court today, SHE DIDN'T KNOW? Her attorney who is an experienced prosecutor "didn't know?" Whatever happened we now have people politely agreeing to say it was all "just a misunderstanding." Time to roll up you pants, it's too late to save your shoes.

PS: I'm going to add my best guess. She flew the coop, and her attorney knew it, therefore David Foley didn't show. I don't know when the honorable Mr. Foley got the call from Rozita that she had taken off, but he got it. Maybe she's in Tennessee when she calls, who knows. She can't make it back to Colorado in time to be in court.

Douglas county issued a media communique that said there would be "more information in the morning" about the arrest warrant, which they pretty much had to issue. THIS suggests that David Foley is in communication all day with Douglas county trying to smooth things over and by the end of today, a compromise is reached. Rozita will come back, we'll say it's all a big misunderstanding, and reset the court date to August 6th. Well, you know what my buddies Penn and Teller would say.

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kbp said...

Total BS, but...

Even if the court were to be straight in addressing it, not overly harsh, the situation wouldn't have been all that bad.

It is a fairly high bond for the charge she faces. I've seen violent crimes that had lower bonds.

It sounds like contact was made the same day or the following at the latest.

I was hoping it would be 4-5 days before they caught her!!

The good news is it stirred negative press on the YFZ case, which is better than no news.

Hugh said...

What bothers me is that she seems to never run out of people, in the press or in the courts that are willing to express sympathy for her. This woman put the lives of 5 or 600 people in danger.