Sometimes a lead on a story will come from an unusual place. This is one of those stories. I first became aware of this story from this post on facebook (86) Alliance of Independent and Rural Oklahomans. After reading it we decided it was worth looking into just to see if there was anything to the case as stated. A review of court records proved fruitless. I did verify that the individual in question was on parole for embezzlement from the Federal Parole System. Missing was the arrest for the stolen AR-15 and sight and the possession of numerous weapons by a convicted felon. That left us suspicious enough to look a little deeper. The citizens of Creek County and the State of Oklahoma should be glad I did. There is a decade’s long history of corruption in both the Sheriff’s Department and the District Attorney’s office that I will only touch the surface of here. Certain judges seem to feel that they are above the law and act accordingly. The legal system in Creek County offers Justice only to those who can pay for it.
I first took a look at the judge mentioned in the article above. The first item of interest I found was this Joe Sam Vassar - Ballotpedia. This tells us that the Judge was re-elected un-opposed in 2010 and 2014. Maybe that has given him a feeling of invincibility. This is a feeling of power that no elected official should ever have. It often proves to be a fatal flaw to their career.
The next article of interest I found was this Judge Vassar man of few words - Tulsa World: Legalnewsfeatures. What makes this interesting is the quote contained in the article in part “I always hope that I will be remembered as a lawyer….” He made that statement as he was receiving an award from his associates. The only question I have is will he be remembered as an honest, impartial judge or not? I think not.
The next article of interest I found was this "The Robing Room: OK State Judges. Although it fell short of actually rating the Judge in individual subjects, the comment section proved to be much more revealing. Those comments ranged from being a nice guy, but known as the smiling assassin in 2008, to an elderly first time offender saying he’s very nice to appear before. He put him at ease in 2012 to he is nothing more than an extension of the state in 2013. I would say this is an indication of extreme moodiness and stress.
The next article of interest I found was this Judge gives killer additional life sentence - NewsOn6.com - Tulsa, OK - News, Weather, Video and Sports - KOTV.com |. This article left me a little dumbfounded. We were unable to determine what the judge meant when he said a man serving a sentence of life without parole and an additional sentence of life for the rape and murder of a 12 year old little girl would be out of prison in about 55 years. Is there something about life without parole that the people of Oklahoma aren’t being told? We believe the Judge needs to address this statement.
The next article of interest I found was this Judge rules on text messages in drug court case | News | mcalesternews.com. Now it is important that this link be opened and read. This is the first real evidence of a softness towards those in the legal profession we see where the Judge has made a ruling. He’ll call it judicial discretion but most people would call it judicial bias.
The next article of interest I found was this Oklahoma judge indicted twice by state grand jury | News OK. This is a first case where Judge Vassar has ruled in favor of a fellow Judge. Once again a clear demonstration on Judicial Bias.
The next article of interest I found was this "STATE OF OKLAHOMA vs. ABRAM, KERRI LYNN " (CF-2015-00029) | On Demand Court Records. I wanted to show you what a case against an ordinary citizen looked like in Judge Vassar’s court. I abhor the abuse of any animals and feel that the defendant got off light, but he does have a felony conviction on his record.
The next article of interest I found was this DA takes case to Supremes – The Bigheart Times, Osage County's Weekly Newspaper. From what the District Attorney of Pawnee County is saying it warrants an investigation into the drug arrest in the county to see if in fact a Drug Court is warranted, or if this is just a Judge making a job for a long time former employee. Either way the Oklahoma State Bureau of Investigation and the Oklahoma Drug Enforcement Agency should examine the allegations being made by the District Attorney. After all a multi-county Grand Jury did issue two indictments over this issue.
The next article of interest I found was this Committee on Judicial Elections. We find that it is completely inappropriate for a sitting judge with so much turmoil around him at this time to be sitting on this board. How can a Judge who has demonstrated clear bias to those in the legal profession are counted on to select honest people to run for office as District Court Judge. Judge Vassar should resign from this post or the Oklahoma Bar Association should remove him from this post immediately. If they refuse, action by the Governor should be taken.
The next article of interest I found was this Case Against Tulsa Judge Dropped | www.krmg.com. What is it with judges in Eastern Oklahoma who like to expose themselves. This case was dismissed without prejudice meaning it can be re-filed at a later date. Once again Judge Vassar was presiding judge.
The next article of interest I found was this STATE v. MARCUM :: 2014 :: Oklahoma Court of Criminal Appeals Decisions :: Oklahoma Case Law :: Oklahoma Law :: U.S. Law :: Ju. This is another link you should open and read. It’s long, but it will give you more than the reason that Judge Vassar’s ruling on the text messages mentioned earlier was reversed, it will also tell you why our federal authorities are getting away with it on a daily basis. This is all the more reason stronger privacy laws are needed. This is why you need to stay on the back of your Senators and Representatives to protect your rights.
The next article of interest I found was this District Attorneys Council - Max Cook. It’s just one page and he appears to be the current District Attorney for Creek and Okfuskee Counties. The man’s has a job and a half on his hands and we are about to show you a few examples why.
The next article of interest I found was this Former Creek County Sheriff's Office Investigator Charged With E - NewsOn6.com - Tulsa, OK - News, Weather, Video and Sports -. This is another link that is well worth opening and reading. A long time criminal investigator for the Creek County Sheriff’s Office managed to embezzle almost $9,000.00 from the property safe over a several year period. The matter only came to light when the Sheriff’s Office was scheduled to relocate and the Sheriff ordered an inventory of the safe. It seems this investigator that was arrested was the only one that had the key. That sure seems like a strange way to run a property room.
This next article really takes the cake STATE OKLAHOMA BAR ASS v. ERICKSON | FindLaw. This is a case that the Oklahoma Bar Association took disciplinary action against a Tulsa Attorney for allegedly attempting to bribe an Assistant District Attorney. I read the transcript and interpreted to indicate that the attorney’s in question were just joking. That the attorney attempted his best that it was not to be done especially with the OSBI investigating the office at that time and that the Attorney he had joked with wasn’t even on the case. I also noted that no such action was taken against the Deputy District Attorney who made the initial offer to begin with.
The next article of interest I found was this DA investigator arrested | Tulsa Today. This is an indication of some deep rooted instability within the District Attorney’s Investigators office. This was a man who was an armed officer who was very volatile. Protective Orders generally prohibit a person from being able to possess a handgun. On the night in question, this individual even threatened to shoot the police and chop his wife up in a wood chopper.
The next article of interest I found was this OKC attorney wanted for probation violation after positive alcohol test | News OK. I can’t help but wonder if a little judicial bias went in to the initial sentencing of this attorney to begin with. Most people on a first offense would find themselves in DUI School, a fine, restitution and community service. This guy got probation and he violated it in the most horrendous way. I can only hope that the judge declared a mistrial in the case and allowed the defendant enough time to bring a new attorney up to speed.
From what I have discovered the legal and judicial system in Creek County is broken. You have a Senior Judge inserting himself in a case that has federal implications and federal parole violations. No records of the arrest are available on line. The county is running amuck. The time for correction and honest law enforcement has come. It is now time for the Oklahoma State Bureau of Investigation and the Federal Bureau of Investigation initiate a complete and total lockdown of the law enforcement and judicial system in Creek County. It’s time for the Oklahoma State Attorney General to appoint special prosecutors to review and prosecute, if necessary any outstanding cases within the county. It’s time to bring this criminal empire to an end.