Which came first, the undesirable symptoms of mental health that we hide from view and criminalize, or the actions of the unethical and the criminal that produced the trauma they evolved from? A community that abridges, mutes, disregards, and falsely criminalizes the voices of the wounded so they do not pollute their desired world will […]

Jasper County, IA Sheriff John HalfertyJasper County Sheriff’s Office2300 Law Center DriveNewton, IA 50208 A light that shines brightly in the darkness that manifests itself in the shadows behind the limestone of Iowa’s halls of justice. I have witnessed evidence that Jasper County, IA, is consumed in darkness. But, at the same time, I trust […]

When a jurisdiction produces evidence of a form of tribalism that indicates if you did not graduate from its schools or grow up in its cornfields, your voice and your life do not matter. It produces very concerning questions regarding how citizens who do not look like those who lead that jurisdiction are treated. When […]

MEMORANDUM To: Jasper County, IAJasper County Courthouse101 1st Street NNewton, IA 50208 Grinnell, IA Police Department1020 Spring StreetGrinnell, IA  50112 Subj: ELECTRONIC MAIL BLOCK – JASPER COUNTY, IA – USER: REATON@JASPERIA.ORG Ref: 1. Title XVI – CRIMINAL LAW AND PROCEDURE, Chapter 708 Assault, Section 708.7 Harassment2. Title XVI – CRIMINAL LAW AND PROCEDURE, Chapter 708 […]