by Mike Adams
(NaturalNews) The following statement was issued today by the Bromund Law Group in Ventura, California, which represents Sharon Palmer. She was recently ambushed in a court hearing and slapped with a $2 million warrant, marched away in handcuffs and then kept as a prisoner of the state. A whopping 38 felony charges have been leveled against her and James Stewart by the state, which NaturalNews now knows is on a punitive terrorizing rampage against the entire raw milk industry. (More evidence on that point to be published soon…)
Sharon Palmer is innocent
The case against Sharon Palmer is false. The allegation that she engaged in a criminal conspiracy is completely untrue. The District Attorney knows that Sharon Palmer is a family farmer and single mother. The District Attorney knows that Sharon Palmer is no flight risk and no danger to the community. He knows this because he can see that Sharon Palmer has attended court every time, in every jurisdiction, without fail, for several years.He knows this because his allegations make no claim that there is any ongoing criminal harm to anyone as a result of Sharon Palmer operating her farm in Santa Paula. Arresting her in open court and asking for $2,000,000 bail is grandstanding for the press and the public and it is an abuse of the authority given to the District Attorney by the people of Ventura County.
The simple facts of the matter are these: Sharon Palmer received the financial backing and support of many people to open Healthy Family Farms in Santa Paula. These investors committed their funds to this business and understand that they will be repaid as soon as practicable. Sharon Palmer used their investment to purchase the farmland on which Healthy Family Farms operates. In operating the farm, Sharon Palmer has been beset by constant harassment and slander from both government officials and disreputable individuals determined to deny Americans the right to choose food that isn't industrially processed. Because of this, the business has struggled to deliver the amount of revenue projected when the investors made their commitment of funds.
Despite this, however, Sharon Palmer has operated the farm and made the payments necessary to service the loan on the farm and keep the business viable. She has kept her investors informed about the business's operations as it has gone forward; no one has been deceived. Certain individuals stand to benefit substantially if Healthy Family Farms fails, but Sharon is not one of them, and she has worked tirelessly to honor her commitment to her customers, her investors, and the idea of healthy food. At no time was there ever any sort of conspiracy by Sharon Palmer to defraud or harm anyone.
The District Attorney knows all of these facts and yet charged Sharon Palmer. The District Attorney's investigators have heard these facts from Sharon Palmer herself and were assured that if a charge were to be issued, Sharon Palmer would present herself voluntarily to the court for arraignment. At no time did the District Attorney inform anyone that a charge was forthcoming. In no way was an arrest warrant needed; she was prepared to voluntarily appear at the time and date of the District Attorney's choosing. Instead, the District Attorney elected the most dramatic method possible for bringing Sharon Palmer into the court to be arraigned: an arrest in open court, out-of-county, and without any prior notice. This kind of approach should make every citizen concerned about the judgment of those in whom we have reposed such tremendous power over our individual liberty.
Sharon Palmer is not guilty.