UPDATED @ 9:12 PM Breaking News: Mr. Ray Crosby, Retired Legislative Analyst, Defendant In Bingo Trail, Passes Away.Sandra Stokes Walden
Posted by: Matt Boster
Date: Jan 29 2012 6:33 PM
Mr. Ray Crosby, one of the remaining seven defendants in the upcoming Bingo (Government Corruption) trial, passed away this afternoon at his home from an apparent heart problem. Mr. Crosby was a legislative analyst with the Legislative Reference Service, a division of the Legislature for the State of Alabama.
Our prayers are with the Crosby family and friends.
UPDATED @ 9:12 PM By Rickey Stokes
According to information Mr. Crosby was found by a friend at his Montgomery residence. Sources have said he was at church this morning and seemed okay.
There are a lot of rumors flying around, but sources close to Mr. Crosby's family says it appears to be a heart attack.
Mr. Crosby is the defendant that motions were filed last week with accusations against the government for witholding information in the first trial that would have proven his innocence. United States Federal Judge Myron Thompson denied the defense motion without a hearing. However, hours before the motions were filed the second lead prosecutor in this case abruptly leaves the security of the federal job to enter into private law practice. And that was jusy two weeks before the trial.
Since the October 4, 2010 arrest and trials, Mr. Crosby, as all defendants, has suffered a lot. This arrest caused Mr. Crosby to loose his job. He has had to come up with thousands of dollars to employ legal representation to clear him. The first trial of two month ended in a hung jury. Then the evidence of the government withholding documents that would have cleared him in the first case. Then coming up with more money for a second time.
Evidence from his bosses and superiors that said they knew and approved what Crosby was doing. Their statements that is was okay. Something the public integrity unit argued against, even when they knew they had statements from his superiors that it was an approved action.
The government's pattern and practice, cost you all of the money they can until you are financially broke, then convict you when you have no more money to defend yourself. Remember, not one person on the government side has to come up with one dollar. And when they are cut financially, they pull the "public safety" card or the "justice" card out in an effort to get more money.
If we knew all of the things the so called public integrity people in this case have done, including law enforcement agents, the public would be outraged. Remember, the government, which represents the people of the United States, is the one that has asked the court for a gag order so no comments can be made to the public. The people whose freedoms are at stake, they have not asked for the government not to talk. The government wants to hide true facts from the public.
This case is the cause of death for Mr. Ray Crosby. And this case has absolutely ZERO to do with justice. It is politics, pure and simple. In the testimony of Senator Scott Beason, when he secretly taped himself, summed what this case was about. If the blacks vote, the republicans will not win. This case was about the republicans taking over the power in Alabama and they would destroy in and everyone who got in their path.
I am neither Republican nor Democrat. I am for Alabama and America.
Please keep each and every defendant in this case in your prayers. Drop them little cards saying...thinking of you and praying for you. They need it as they battle.
Our prayers are with the Crosby family.