Snohomish County Prosecutors’ again caught violating the Constitutional rights of the accused

In May 2017, George Hatt was convicted of first degree murder of Andrew Spencer.

Andrew Spencer had broken into George Hatt’s girlfriend’s home, punched Hatt, while armed, and George Hatt shot and killed Spencer.  After Andrew Spencer was killed, Hatt panicked and dismembered the body and buried  Spencer’s body in the yard.

The jury didn’t buy Hatt’s self-defense argument, but Judge George Appel stated for the record at his sentencing hearing, ” sure Andrew assaulted you, but he didn’t deserve to die”.

Judge Appel’s on the record statements alone call into to question whether or not George Hatt is guilty of First Degree murder.


First degree murder is defined by RCW as:

Murder in the first degree.

(1) A person is guilty of murder in the first degree when:

(a) With a premeditated intent to cause the death of another person, he or she causes the death of such person or of a third person; or

(b) Under circumstances manifesting an extreme indifference to human life, he or she engages in conduct which creates a grave risk of death to any person, and thereby causes the death of a person; or

(c) He or she commits or attempts to commit the crime of either (1) robbery in the first or second degree, (2) rape in the first or second degree, (3) burglary in the first degree, (4) arson in the first or second degree, or (5) kidnapping in the first or second degree, and in the course of or in furtherance of such crime or in immediate flight therefrom, he or she, or another participant, causes the death of a person other than one of the participants: Except that in any prosecution under this subdivision (1)(c) in which the defendant was not the only participant in the underlying crime, if established by the defendant by a preponderance of the evidence, it is a defense that the defendant:

(i) Did not commit the homicidal act or in any way solicit, request, command, importune, cause, or aid the commission thereof; and

(ii) Was not armed with a deadly weapon, or any instrument, article, or substance readily capable of causing death or serious physical injury; and

(iii) Had no reasonable grounds to believe that any other participant was armed with such a weapon, instrument, article, or substance; and

(iv) Had no reasonable grounds to believe that any other participant intended to engage in conduct likely to result in death or serious physical injury.

(2) Murder in the first degree is a class A felony.



Here’s a few more facts that might help our readers understand why George Hatt should not have been charged nor convicted of first degree murder.

First and foremost, when someone breaks into your house with or without a weapon, are you not entitled to defend yourself?

Secondly, Andrew Spencer and his mother Cindy Wilson have an extensive criminal history that calls into question why Andrew was on George Hatt’s property to begin with.

Next, Judge Appel’s on the record statements ” sure Andrew assaulted you but he didn’t deserve to die” call into question why the hell Snohomish County Prosecutor’s charged George Hatt with First Degree murder in the first place, because even Judge Appel believed that Andrew assaulted George Hatt, and the record is clear that Spencer was killed on property not owned by Andrew Spencer.

Finally, here’s another major issue that happened inside the George Hatt trial that should not be overlooked. Attorney Jason Schwarz, a public defender, was caught in the hallways talking to a known Brady Cop, David Fontenot, bragging about how after the George Hatt trial he plans on opening up a private criminal defense practice and promised by Snohomish County Prosecutor’s Office that he would be awarded contracts. My readers should keep in mind that Snohomish County’s Brady Cop David Fontenot was the detective in George Hatt’s criminal trial.  So while Defense counsel Jason Schwarz was representing George Hatt in a murder case, attorney Jason Schwarz was talking to lead detective David Fontenot who a witness against his client George Hatt, making side deals for contracts with the Snohomish County Prosecutor’s Office.


In addition, to Defense counsel Jason Schwarz throwing his client under the bus in exchange for money contracts with Snohomish County Prosecutor’s Office, here’s one more fact, from George Hatt himself ( filed into his appeal) that might be helpful in understanding why George Hatt’s Constitutional rights might have been  violated by not only Snohomish County but also by Snohomish County Public Defender’s Association.


771175 Statement of Additional Grounds for Review George Donald Hatt Jr.__Page_05

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Click here to review George Hatt appeal 


In addition, Andrew Spencer’s mother Cindy Wilson was arrested for Arson I after she admitted to Snohomish County Sheriff’s Office that she burnt down George Hatt’s girlfriend’s home in Granite Falls.

Ms. Wilson’s criminal conduct of burning down the home of a single mother who just happened to be affiliated with the man who caused the death of her son is nothing more than vindictive.

Two wrongs don’t make a right, and lets hope a jury convicts Ms. Wilson of Arson I, putting her where she belongs.

State v Cindy Wilson, Snohomish County Case No: 17-1-01407-31


Now, for those who feel George Hatt is guilty of murder, don’t send me your hateful emails because my interest in America’s so called criminal justice system isn’t whether Mr. Hatt’s is guilty or not, it’s whether he received a fair trial and effective assistance of counsel pursuant to US minimum standards under the United States Constitution.

If he did not, he deserves a new trial. Until Hatt receives a fair trial, there is no way of knowing whether or not he is guilty of First Degree murder or not.

In loving memory, William Blum, my friend and mentor

While I was out of the country, I was sad to hear of the passing of one of the finest American’s I have ever had the pleasure of friending, being mentored by, and one of the finest blogger’s that America will ever read, William Blum.

I was introduced to William Blum by my father in 2003.  My father and Blum shared disdain for US Foreign policies, while I did not share their opinion that America should not never be involved in foreign relations, I had the utmost respect for their opinions.  Opinions that are based on years of research and writing, every American should read. After all, free speech is the pillar of any free society. Erode it, you destroy America.

I remember reading ” Killing Hope” and thinking Henry Kissinger should be in prison for his crimes against Americans, especially in the Charles Edmund Horman case. After reading Killing Hope, we’ve been good friends ever since.

Charles Edmund Lazar Horman (May 15, 1942 – September 18, 1973[1][2]) was an American journalist documentary filmmaker[3][4] killed during the 1973 Chilean coup d’état led by General Augusto Pinochet[4][5][6]that deposed the socialist  president  Salvador Allende. Horman’s death was the subject of the 1982 Costa-Gavras film Missing, in which he was portrayed by actor John Shea.[3][4]

In June 2014, a Chilean court ruled that the US played a “fundamental” role in Horman’s murder.[7][8] In January 2015, two former Chilean intelligence officials were sentenced in the murders of Charles Horman and Frank Teruggi.[9] 

William Blum’s ” Killing Hope” outlined US CIA involvement overseas since World  War II. William Blum’s ” Killing Hope” should be mandatory reading material in every college American history class.


In memory of William Blum.

Blum was born in Brooklyn, New York City, to Ruth (née Katz) and Isidore Blum, who were Polish Jewish immigrants. His father was a machinist. He was a graduate of Erasmus Hall High School and gained a degree in accountancy in 1955 from the City College School of Business and Civic Administration, which later became Baruch College of the City University of New York.[2][3] Beginning as a computer programmer for IBM, he was later taken on by the State Department. He had the ambition of becoming a foreign service officer to, as he explained, “take part in the great anti-Communist crusade”. Bloom became disillusioned by the Vietnam War and was persuaded to leave his government post in 1967.[2]

Bill one time told me” Anne, I had much more important duties in life than being a peasant for the government.” My feelings about government are two fold, and were quite different than Bill’s views. First, I have always believed that our founding  fathers intentionally implemented the First Amendment to the United States Constitution for the sole purpose of ensuring that America supports no one religion, and shall not punish free speech. To allow punishment of Free Speech or religious ( or non-religious) persecution, America would be no better than Communist Russia, China or Saudi Arabia ( where First degree murder is instigated by Saudi dictators who murder journalists who they disagree).

In other words, Free Speech and the exercise thereof, is the single most important law that Thomas Jefferson  wrote into the Bill Rights.  As many of my readers know, I value the First Amendment more than any other tangible item on this planet. As sworn in as a lawyer in 2006, I  pledge and swore to protect the US and WA Constitutions against all invaders, regardless who is attacking it.

Most important, our founders intended citizens to be the checks and balances against corrupt government officials, the Washington State Bar Association was no exception.  The First Amendment was written into the United States Constitution to protect citizens who question government officials, lawyers and non-lawyers alike. However, lately,  what America needs is more citizens like William Blum, as my generation has failed America by being silent on politics and ill read/educated when it comes to politics.

As early as 1967,  Blum had already taken part in anti-war protests and had become a founder and editor of the Washington Free Press, an alternative bi-weekly newspaper which did not last long.[2]

In 1969, he wrote and published an exposé of the CIA in which were revealed the names and addresses of more than 200 CIA employees. He worked as freelance journalist in the United States, Europe and South America. In 1972–1973, Blum worked as a journalist in Chile where he reported on the Allende government’s “socialist experiment”. In the mid-1970s, he worked in London with ex-CIA officer Philip Agee and his associates “on their project of exposing CIA personnel and their misdeeds”.[4] He supported himself with his writing and speaking engagements on college campuses.[1]

In his books and online columns, Blum devoted substantial attention to CIA interventions and assassination plots. Noam Chomsky has called Blum’s book on the CIA, “far and away the best book on the topic.”[5] Blum supported Ralph Nader‘s presidential campaigns.[6]He circulated a monthly newsletter by email called “The Anti-Empire Report”. Blum described his life’s mission as: “If not ending, at least slowing down the American Empire. At least injuring the beast. It’s causing so much suffering around the world.”[1]

Blum and I disagreed in part; I disagreed that America’s government is causing so much suffering around the World, and supported the concept that ” we the people’ have a civic duty to question government officials, and by not doing do, Americans are responsible for the pieces shit in public office today.  Donald Trump is a product of Americans looking for simple solutions instead of implementing our founding fathers plan ” what can I do to make America better…”

In 2006, Blum briefly became the subject of widespread media attention when Osama bin Laden issued a public statement in which he quoted Blum and recommended that all Americans read Rogue State: A Guide to the World’s Only Superpower. As a result of the mention, sales of his book greatly increased.[3]

“I was quite surprised and even shocked and amused when I found out what he’d said,” Blum commented. “I was glad. I knew it would help the book’s sales and I was not bothered by who it was coming from. If he shares with me a deep dislike for certain aspects of US foreign policy, then I’m not going to spurn any endorsement of the book by him. I think it’s good that he shares those views and I’m not turned off by that.”[7] On the Bin Laden endorsement, Blum stated, “This is almost as good as being an Oprah book.”[1] In an interview on MSNBC Countdown, he said: “Basically it’s US foreign policy which creates anti-American terrorists. It’s the things we do to the world. It’s not, as the White House tells us, that they hate our freedom and democracy. That’s just propaganda.”[8]

In a May 22, 2006 article entitled, “Come Out of the White House With Your Hands Up”, Blum wrote, “Since the bin Laden recommendation, 19 January, I have not been offered a single speaking engagement on any campus. . . . This despite January–May normally being the most active period for me and other campus speakers.”

In 2016, Blum wrote me stating ” Why I support Donald Trump.”  he also shared with me that because of his support he had lost many long time followers. I wrote ” Bill, I don’t share your support of Trump, as I cannot and will not support a man who holds America’s checkbook, who filed bankruptcy six times and doesn’t read.  I suspect his foreign investors are the ones who bailed him out. When foreign governments are paying you, your interests are not with America. Thus I cannot support a man who is beholden to a foreign government for President. ”

In 2017, Bill said ” I made a mistake about Trump. I just wanted change… boy was I wrong.” I wrote ” Bill , you were not alone. Forgive yourself and get back to work. ”

Just because I disagree with someone, does not mean I do not respect his or her views and understand why someone might fall victim to Trump’s lies. As I told Bill, the only ones that can change America is “we the people” and sitting behind a desk bitching is not something I can do.  Solutions require drastic action, and change never comes without years of hard work, persistence, and sweat. We must work peacefully within the structure of government that we have, work to change it, and work with other like minded people to instigate change where change is needed. ”

My good friend , mentor and the best American historian America will ever have as it relates to US CIA Intervention abroad, William ( Bill) Blum, who died on December 9, 2018 in Arlington, Virginia from kidney failure at the age of 85, died while I was out of the country. [2]

William Blum’s books:



I was fortunate to have known Bill, and mentored by Bill to always stand on principle even if you stand alone.  A quote taken by John Adams, and a principle I will always live my life by.

To Bill’s family in Germany, may they know how much I treasured his writings, and his friendship. He was a great American. May his Blog live on for my grandchildren’s children to read.



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and, personal writing between William Blum and myself




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