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Saturday, September 8, 2012

A letter to the editor.

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Dear editor,

The following is a letter I have written, it is intended for the Pocahontas Time and though I am confident I will be submitting it Monday morning I am not so confident that it will ever see the light of day in that particular newspaper.

My name is Edward Kellison. I am 67 years old. I moved to Pocahontas county WV from Bluegrass Va when I was 8 years old. I consider myself a lifelong resident of Pocahontas County though because through fishing, camping and hunting with my uncles and father, the greatest magority of my life has been spent right here: snuggled in the comforting breasts of the birthplace of rivers.

My love of Pocahontas County "home" is why I'm am writing this this early Friday morning. That same love is the reason I can't sleep tonight and should be the reason none of you reading this should be able to sleep. To get to the point of this all, I have sat by idly, a spectator of sorts. In my 67 years, I have never seen the amount of corruption and intentional misdoings from a small time, hick county government as is happening now and has been happening for the past 4 years.

"Home" has become a police state. Now, allow me to clarify, identify and define "police state" for those reading this that may not know what it means:

A police state is one in which the government exercises rigid and repressive controls over the social, economic, and political life of the population. A police state typically exhibits elements of totalitarianismand social control, and there is usually little or no distinction between the law and the exercise of political power by the executive.
The inhabitants of a police state experience restrictions on their mobility, and on their freedom to express or communicate political or other views, which are subject to police monitoring or enforcement. Political control may be exerted by means of a secret police force which operates outside the boundaries normally imposed by aconstitutional state. (source:

Does that sound familiar my friends and neighbors? People and their civil and constitutional rights being violated because they disagree of the seemingly money and ego driven agenda of the sheriff of Pocahontas county David Jonese and his band of thugs and brutalizers.

Folks, we have county residents being dragged from their homes in the middle of the night, being thrown in jail and being mistreated because they merely exercised their first amendment rights. They are being sought out and prosecuted time and again for matters that have been dismissed, dropped and found not guilty of. Jonese's administration has taken your first amendment rights away slowly and in a thuggery, obvious fashion.

As a matter of course, Mr. Jonese and his brutalizing posse's first agenda was removing the second amendment rights of many as well. This is the one you hunters, gun enthusiasts and those of you that believe you have a right to defend yourself and your family may want to pay attention to:

Within his first month in office, David Jonese successfully removed the duty arms from the Public Safety Officers at Snowshoe Mountain. Not the same thing as violating the second amendment rights you say? Because the officers were employees of a private company? You would be correct in one manner but, Jonese also informed the officers that possessed a concealed weapon permit (issued by the county) that if they were caught by him, any of his deputies or other Snowshoe employees carrying a personal arm or even having one in their personal vehicle that; they would be persecuted to the fullest extent of the law and any and all records of their permit would be destroyed thus prosecuting them with a felony gun charge. Think about that for just a minute.

The Norman Alderman arrest was the child of satire created by Higher Ground, a former "writer' on the previous site owned by Alderman; I truly believe that Higher Ground meant little harm with his "Crawling under windows (subtitled The Periscope Story) perhaps just sarcasm at best. While I disagree with his tactics and some of his political beliefs, he did not intend for Alderman to be arrested at midnight, his home searched, thrown in jail and abused by the Goon Squad. Without being redundant for the sake of redundant,  I'm compelled to remind you all that this series of ethical and constitutional violations were made possible by now lame duck Magistrate Kathy Beverage.

Kathy though, (not unlike Pamela Pritt) I believe was and is scared by the Jonese administration. Should they go against the Great High's wishes, they are putting themselves and their families in danger's way. They don't have the testicular fortitude it takes to stand up for what is right. Continued....


arbowail said...


Anonymous said...

I moved away from Poca. Co about twenty-five years ago, I always thought I would return when I I retired, but with everything happening and the cost of food in Poca I have decided to live out my life where I am.
It breaks my heart of hear of the bad things happening there.
While Norman is a brilliant individual he is probably only making things worst because his techniques are self defeating and cause him to lose creditably.
I don' t know the answer but poor old Norman doesn't either.