FREE MY HUSBAND BRUCE BENNETT & SUPPORT Hb 1789 UNITED STATES SENTENCING COMMISSION

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FREE MY HUSBAND BRUCE BENNETT

Bruce’s sentence is demonstrably an arbitrary government action in violation of the United States Constitution (14th amendment, due process). This issue, for the second time, was just before the Ninth Federal Court of Appeals, Bennett V. Gilbert, in Ninth Circuit court No. 17-70783. (From the Western District Court of Western Washington, No. 3;16-cv-06035-bbl).  This violation and many more put upon us as American citizens and families are being examined in a study that the sentencing commission is now involved in. We need your support and signature.  SUPPORT HB1789 for WA.

In 1993, Bruce was protecting his family from a violent criminal who stalked his aunt. His aunt fled the state of Tennessee to hide from her abuser, but that man tracked her down and continued his abuse here in Washington State. After beating up his aunt and putting her in the hospital, more than once, and threatening repeatedly to kill Bruce’s nieces and family, Skamania County did not press charges. The police had been at the family’s home, even at one point taking this man up the street and telling him not to go back to the house. But, he did.

 Bruce watched the police come to his aunt’s home due to the abuse, but the abuser was not arrested. Unfortunately, Bruce reacted out of misguided desperation, sheer terror and took this man’s life. Bruce is not happy about this. He did not enjoy it. And he is not proud of it. At the age of 22 years old Bruce turned down a plea agreement for 1144 months, which is 12 years! Bruce has now been incarcerated for 24 years.

Washington State, over the past several years, has been conducting research into its sentencing system, asking questions about disparity, consistency, clarity, fairness, and effectiveness. The legislature, during the 2017 session, passed a bill mandating a study on these exact questions (B 1789. Pgs. 20-22).

 Despite of various court rulings defining Bruce’s actions as “protecting” his aunt, he was sentenced to 397 months, which is 33 years in prison!

In addition to being my very loving husband, Bruce is also a son, father, grandfather, brother and uncle, he loves is family, and he deserves to come home. Bruce has suffered in the prison system for to long, while incarcerated his mother died, his daughters grew up without a father, his father is gravely ill. At this point any ‘correction’ by DOC is done and now only damage is being done which is considered punitive. Currently Bruce will be 52 years old when his release date arrives. He will begin to get a job and start retirement. I need him so bad! I was diagnosed last year with cancer and I need him home so much. He is five years from his release date. I am begging the governor to pardon my husband and allow him to come home.

Bruce’s sentence comes from Skamania County in Washington State, cause number 93-1-00102-7. In 1997 to affirm Bruce’s sentence, the Skamania County Prosecutor’s office relied on a very specific argument, and the appellate court ruled in favor of that specific argument. In 2014, there was a clarification in legal authority that rendered the Skamania County argument and the appellate court ruling unlawful.

When Bruce filled an appeal on the matter, the Skamania County Prosecutor’s office completely changed its position, so contradicting its own previous arguments. So, it’s literally impossible that the office has not blatantly lied. Further exasperating this lie, the courts have arbitrarily ruled in favor of any argument put forward by the Skamania County Prosecutor’s Office, despite that courts own black and white ruling.

 The Washington State Courts have now contradicted their own rulings that the rulings absolutely cannot coexist as truth. This is arbitrary government action against a man whom only intent however misguided, was to protect his family from a violent stalker. All the evidence supporting the above facts should be reviewable as part of the U.S. District Court records at Western Washington (stated above). The Washington State Governor Inslee’s office has also been provided a copy of this appeal. Bruce’s sentence has not only been upheld by arbitrary government actions, but it is also a product of possibly the most convoluted sentencing guideline in the country.

 Washington State, over the past several years, has been conducting research into its sentencing system, asking questions about disparity, consistency, clarity, fairness, and effectiveness. The legislature, during the 2017 session, passed a bill mandating a study on these exact questions (B 1789. Pgs. 20-22). Bruce has already served 24 years (since December 31, 1993) for protecting his family, an excessive penalty for any crime he committed. He needs to come home to his wife. He deserves to attend family dinners with his children and grandchildren. He deserves to see his father who is elderly, his mother has since passed on while his incarceration. He’s eager to start preparing for his retirement, and he deserves every single day of freedom we can give him please help me bring my husband home.

Please sign this petition.

 

 

 

 

 

FREE MY HUSBAND BRUCE BENNETT

Bruce’s sentence is demonstrably an arbitrary government action in violation of the United States Constitution (14th amendment, due process). This issue, for the second time, was just before the Ninth Federal Court of Appeals, Bennett V. Gilbert, in Ninth Circuit court No. 17-70783. (From the Western District Court of Western Washington, No. 3;16-cv-06035-bbl).  This violation and many more put upon us as American citizens and families are being examined in a study that the sentencing commission is now involved in. We need your support and signature.  SUPPORT HB1789 for WA.

In 1993, Bruce was protecting his family from a violent criminal who stalked his aunt. His aunt fled the state of Tennessee to hide from her abuser, but that man tracked her down and continued his abuse here in Washington State. After beating up his aunt and putting her in the hospital, more than once, and threatening repeatedly to kill Bruce’s nieces and family, Skamania County did not press charges. The police had been at the family’s home, even at one point taking this man up the street and telling him not to go back to the house. But, he did.

 Bruce watched the police come to his aunt’s home due to the abuse, but the abuser was not arrested. Unfortunately, Bruce reacted out of misguided desperation and took this man’s life. Bruce is not happy about this. He did not enjoy it. And he is not proud of it. At the age of 22 years old Bruce turned down a plea agreement for 1144 months, which is 12 years! Bruce has now been incarcerated for 24 years.

Washington State, over the past several years, has been conducting research into its sentencing system, asking questions about disparity, consistency, clarity, fairness, and effectiveness. The legislature, during the 2017 session, passed a bill mandating a study on these exact questions (B 1789. Pgs. 20-22).

 Despite of various court rulings defining Bruce’s actions as “protecting” his aunt, he was sentenced to 397 months, which is 33 years in prison!

In addition to being my very loving husband, Bruce is also a son, father, grandfather, brother and uncle, he loves is family, and he deserves to come home. Bruce has suffered in the prison system for to long, while incarcerated his mother died, his daughters grew up without a father, his father is gravely ill. At this point any ‘correction’ by DOC is done and now only damage is being done. Punitive punishment inflicting onto a man who has already served 24 years. Currently Bruce will be 52 years old when his release date arrives. He will begin to get a job and start retirement. I need him so bad! I was diagnosed last year with cancer and I need him home so much. He is five years from his release date. I am begging the governor to pardon my husband and allow him to come home.

Bruce’s sentence comes from Skamania County in Washington State, cause number 93-1-00102-7. In 1997 to affirm Bruce’s sentence, the Skamania County Prosecutor’s office relied on a very specific argument, and the appellate court ruled in favor of that specific argument. In 2014, there was a clarification in legal authority that rendered the Skamania County argument and the appellate court ruling unlawful.

When Bruce filled an appeal on the matter, the Skamania County Prosecutor’s office completely changed its position, so contradicting its own previous arguments. So, it’s literally impossible that the office has not blatantly lied. Further exasperating this lie, the courts have arbitrarily ruled in favor of any argument put forward by the Skamania County Prosecutor’s Office, despite that courts own black and white ruling.

 The Washington State Courts have now contradicted their own rulings that the rulings absolutely cannot coexist as truth. This is arbitrary government action against a man whom only intent however misguided, was to protect his family from a violent stalker. All the evidence supporting the above facts should be reviewable as part of the U.S. District Court records at Western Washington (stated above). The Washington State Governor Inslee’s office has also been provided a copy of this appeal. Bruce’s sentence has not only been upheld by arbitrary government actions, but it is also a product of possibly the most convoluted sentencing guideline in the country.

 Washington State, over the past several years, has been conducting research into its sentencing system, asking questions about disparity, consistency, clarity, fairness, and effectiveness. The legislature, during the 2017 session, passed a bill mandating a study on these exact questions (B 1789. Pgs. 20-22). Bruce has already served 24 years (since December 31, 1993) for protecting his family, an excessive penalty for any crime he committed. The conditions when I visit him are appalling even to the visitor. He needs to come home to his wife. He deserves to attend family dinners with his children and grandchildren. He deserves to see his father who is elderly, his mother has since passed on while his incarceration. He’s eager to start preparing for his retirement, and he deserves every single day of freedom we can give him please help me bring my husband home.

Please sign this petition.

 

 

 

 

 

 



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