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Colorado DA Mark Hurlbert’s Latest Idiotic Case: Female Coach Who Had Sex With Almost-Adult Male Student Faces Life In Prison; Saga Grows More Hilarious As Eagle Sheriff Releases Titillating Details

Let’s begin today’s update on Mark Hurlbert and Colorado’s latest legal

Coach Redfern Looking Pretty Good for a Booking Photo

telenovela by correcting several important details about Basalt High Girls Basketball coach studess, just-turned 26-year old Lauren Redfern, and her more than consensual sexual relationship with a very late teen, who I will for now refer to by the name “Slugger.”  Credit for the man-child’s apt moniker belongs to the fun writers at the popular celebrity site Busted Coverage.   And like many stories involving baffling Mark Hurlbert case filing decisions, this one’s now gone international and is cracking up readers across the pond in the U.K’s photo-studded Daily Mail.

I posted here on Thursday,  based on news reports, that Slugger, a senior at Basalt High, was a tender child of the mere age of 17 1/2 at the time he was violated.  But according to Eagle County Sheriff’s documents filed in court February 17, Slugger but was a full 17 and 11/12th years old at the time of his most recent heinous “sexual assault” at the hands and otherwise of Coach Redfern.   And another sexual encounter occurred right after Slugger hit the big 1-8, but Slugger was no longer a victim of a serious felony at that point.  I’m hoping we’ll see a hunky photo and learn Slugger’s name real soon.

Coach Goes To Court February 17, Eagle, CO. Is that hottie behind her Slugger?

And speaking of serious felonies, original reports I cited stated Coach Redfern faced up to 16 long years in a costly-to-taxpayers,  union-run Colorado prison for her multiple acts of “sexual assault” against Slugger.  The Fifth Judicial District’s lame duck, term limited DA Mark Hurlbert helpfully set the record straight that Colorado is not some pansy, slap-on-the-wrist state in serious “sexual assault” cases such as allegedly committed by Coach Redfern upon the helpless, passive, athletic male body of Slugger.  No, no, no, no as we say in Mexico.   Redfern actually faces life in prison for what she allegedly did to Slugger.

Not that Slugger’s felonious victimizer would actually receive such a Sharia Lawesque sentence, because DA Hurlbert will be considering all the “mitigating and aggravating” circumstances in negotiating a likely plea bargain, and the judge will do the same in imposing sentence.  But life as one knows it is basically destroyed by the mere stroking of some computer keys in just being charged with a felony.

Slugger Pursued The Coach!

I anticipate this revelation from the Eagle County Sheriff’s Department will be a major mitigating factor.

[Slugger] met with investigators at the sheriff’s office substation in El Jebel and told them he pursued Redfern romantically. He said they met two years ago and shared an interest in athletics and they worked out at the same gym. The student said Redfern was his study hall teacher.  [Slugger] said they got together several times starting in October and engaged in fondling, which advanced to sexual intercourse “about three times” in November and December, before he was 18. Their sexual relationship continued after he turned 18, according to his interview. He told deputies he believes he fell in love with Redfern. [Emphasis added] “[Slugger] explained that Redfern had no bearing on any of his grades or status within Basalt High School,” the affidavit said. “[Slugger] said that he never felt like he had to develop the relationship or continue it in exchange for any benefit or status.” Both Redfern and the student said they decided after “the bathroom incident” on Feb. 9 to discontinue their relationship until after the student graduated. They had little choice since the criminal investigation began the next day.

Bathroom Incident

Now,  what is this “bathroom incident”?  It’s a classic.

[Coach Redfern and Slugger] drew attention to themselves while allegedly having sex in the bathroom of the teacher’s office Thursday, Feb. 9, according to the Eagle County Sheriff’s Office. The athletic director of the school allegedly interrupted the encounter when he knocked on the bathroom door, said an affidavit filed in support of an arrest warrant. Teacher Lauren Redfern came out of the bathroom and exited the office with the athletic director while the student stayed behind, the affidavit said. “School administrators confronted the student who told them that he had sex with the teacher in the bathroom,” the affidavit continued. The document, which was filed in Eagle County District Court, didn’t make it clear if [Slugger] was questioned by school administrators on Thursday or Friday. Roaring Fork School District Superintendent Judy Haptonstall said she believed the incident occurred late in the day on Feb. 9 and that district administrators began investigating the morning of Feb. 10.

According to the U.K. Daily Mail, the "Bathroom Incident" occurred in a bathroom similar to this.

But it gets even better (or worse) when the “bathroom incident” and its aftermath is examined from my inevitable defense lawyer perspective.   That’s because the “bathroom incident” was perfectly legal because Slugger was now 18!  So if Slugger and Coach hadn’t opened their big mouths and “cooperated” with meddlesome government employees they would have been in the clear.

The bottom line is that the legislature is at fault for sloppily drafting this statute, but a DA has tremendous discretion on what charges to file against whom and where to spend taxpayer resources.  Mark Hurlbert is a lame duck in the upcoming November election, but there is no reason to believe his nominally-GOP second-in-command (another career bureaucrat like his boss), Scott Turner, would be much of an improvement.  I wouldn’t vote for Joe Biden any sooner than I would vote for Turner.

By contrast, private-sector lawyer Bruce Brown, nominally the Democrat opponent, seems to get very well that the vast majority of voters want a DA who goes full throtel after dangerous bad guys and doesn’t in cases like this one.  And  he brings voters some perspective-providing big city law background as well as years of private practice in Colorado as a respected, successful, ethical, case-winning attorney with 25 years’ experience.  Just what Colorado mountain county voters could use after nine insufferable years of Mark Hurlbert.

Colorado’s Ali Hasan, ‘Muslims For Bush’ Leader Shows True Colors: Blue Blood

Former RINO GOP candidate for Colorado Treasurer,  who was trounced at the assembly and eliminated from the primary,  Muhammed Ali Hasan, has reportedly been wooed big time by hottie Nancy Pelosi, and has now reverted to being a Dem.  As if he were remotely a Republican before.

Ali Hasan, Former Gop Muslim Leader, Current Momma's Boy

He’s been nothing other than an arguably criminal joke of a momma’s boy at best. He’s now a dilettante playing at being a screenwriter.  The GOP should be proud to rid themselves of this refuse.

Here’s the basics  of the story from the Colorado Independent.

Muhammad Ali Hasan, a member of the wealthy and influential Colorado Republican Hasan family and a past state House and treasurer candidate, said he is switching parties. Speaking at the University of Colorado-Boulder on his experience growing up Muslim in the American West and later in conversation with the Colorado Independent, Hasan said he is ending his affiliation with the party for the bigotry he believes has shaped Republican politics over the last year. The FOX News regular and founder ofMuslims for Bush said he met recently with House Speaker Nancy Pelosi and the controversial Democratic leader won him over.

Bye, loser.

‘Mad Men’s’ Don Draper Reacts To Colorado Election Results

Seems as if  mystery ad man,  Mad Men’s Don Draper, was about as stunned as I was by all the young Dems robotically marking their Ds last Tuesday.

Buck Leads Bennet 50-46 In Latest Fox News Poll

Republican tea party challenger Ken Buck now leads appointed Democratic Senator Michael Bennet 50-46 in the latest Fox News Poll in the race for the U.S. Senate in Colorado.    Pulse Opinion  Research conducted the  survey of 1,000 likely voters on Oct. 30, which carries a  margin of error of only 3 points.   The poll reflects a 4-point increase for Buck over the previous survey conducted two weeks earlier.

Full cross-tabs for the poll are here, and the complete questionnaire is here.  The article on the poll includes analysis of all the other battleground races.

Rasmussen: Ken Buck Clears 50 Percent Mark Against Appointed Dem Michael Bennet In Colorado Senate Race

Rasmussen Reports released a new poll showing Republican U.S. Senate candidate Ken Buck leading appointed Sen. Michael Bennet 51 percent to 43 percent.  The survey  of 750 likely voters  was conducted on Sept. 27, with a margin of error of 4 percent.

“This poll is further evidence that Coloradans are responding positively to Ken’s message of reining in spending and creating jobs,” said Buck campaign manager John Swartout.  “These polls also show that people are sick and tired of Bennet’s dishonest smear campaign against Ken Buck.”

Moving outside the parameters of the press release, the poll shows that Buck’s message of Bennet as a rubber stamp for Obama’s failed economic agenda is sticking, and that Bennet’s wimpy attempts to run and hide from voters and the media are backfiring.

The Rasmussen poll comes just a day after Fox News released a poll showing Buck leading Bennet outside the margin of error.

Denver DA Mitch Morrissey Will Not Charge Cops in Jail Homicide of Marvin Booker

Keeping with his pattern of not charging cops even when they admit to lying in reports  or are caught on tape,  Denver District Attorney Mitch Morrissey released a repor stating he will not file charges against any of the five Denver cops involved in the homicide of Marvin Booker at the Denver jail on July 9, 2010.

Marvin Booker

The only basis not to press charges in a homicide would be if the homicide were legally justified.   Thus, that’s what Morissey determined.  Morrissey has refused to file charges in numerous excessive force by police cases during his reign.  Denver Mayor Hickenlooper has remained aloof from the fray in this police department, which has more misconduct complaints per capita than any department in the country.

The public is hard pressed to evaluate the case, as no reports have been released nor has the video of the entire incident, taken by four different cameras.  While it is typical for District Attorneys’ offices not to release their internal investigations, the Denver Police has refused to release anything about the case – an action not so typical or legally required.  We still don’t know the name of any of these five government employees.

Here’s another case that Morrissey declined to prosecute, and which lead finally to the “resignation” of Hickenlooper’s incompetent DPD “Safety Director,” Ron Perea – written on Hickenlooper’s own letterhead by hand.

Michael De Herrera was beaten by an officer’s leather covered metal sap. Normal people would view the cop’s conduct as felony aggravated assault, as all the young man did was call his Dad for advice on his cell phone.  His dad is a deputy sheriff with the Pueblo County Sheriff’s office.  Here’s the video of the incident, as well as interviews with the victim and his father, at ABC’s Good Morning America.

The prior whitewashes of DPD misconduct and the lack of transparency in the Booker investigation have garnered a lot of criticism at the Denver Post, and by the National Review Online’s Colorado political correspondent, Mike Sandoval.

Tom Tancredo Organizes Boycott Demonstration of Colo. Governor’s Debate

Tom Tancredo is urging supporters to demonstrate outside of the Club 20 debate in Grand Junction, Colorado on September 11.  The debate will be held only between embattled Republican candidate Dan Maes and Obama Democrat, Denver Mayor John Hickenlooper.

Protesters will gather at The Two Rivers Convention Center, which is located at 159 Main Street, at 6:45 p.m.  Tom Tancredo will be there and will comment to the public about his exclusion from the debate and other issues.