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Monday, May 20, 2013

Texas Slave Ranch Book On Amazon Kindle

My ebook about the Texas Slave Ranch case is available for purchase on Amazon Kindle. Go to Amazon.com and enter my name and/or The Texas Slave Ranch. I revised it and this edition includes about 20 pictures that I got from the District Clerk's file or licensed from the San Antonio Express News.

I tried not to focus on the brutality, although there's no way not to talk about it. My focus is more on why it happened, and also on the trial and why a jury of supposedly God-loving, patriotic law n' order Texans essentially let a bunch of degenerates that could have stepped out of the movie Deliverance, or the three monsters in Cleaveland who held those poor girls captive as sex slaves, get away with kidnapping, torture and murder.

Having the money to hire Racehorse Haynes didn't hurt the defense. Dan Cogdell was a young lawyer, and he did a great job too. The funniest line in the whole trial was when he said that a witness was the kind of person you see in the supermarket tabloids, "I was Bigfoot's love slave."

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  1. Racehorse Haynes presented a masterful defense for his client, and he did it in a simplistic way. Haynes earned his money, not through intellectual interpretation and application of law, but through his keen understanding of culture. Haynes understands Kerr County, a unique place, and he is a master manipulator and exploiter. The Kerrville jury pool is wet putty in the hands of lawyer who understands the culture and can integrate the cultural bias into a defense strategy, however ridiculous that strategy may sound to an outsider. Kerrville is a place where Darlie Routier could be given a death sentence and Sr. Elebracht gets a slap on the wrist.

    The difference lies in the attorneys' ability to understand the culture, and how to exploit it. Haynes is not only culture savvy, he is a hard worker. Routier had "slug" lawyers, weak in trial, and lazy.

    Haynes understood the psychological theory of cognitive dissonance, and how it is prevalent, and reinforced daily in Kerrville through the leading institutions, being the churches and the local media.

    Below is a good quote which explains the theory of cognitive dissonance:

    “Sometimes people hold a core belief that is very strong. When they are
    presented with evidence that works against that belief, the new
    evidence cannot be accepted. It would create a feeling that is
    extremely uncomfortable, called cognitive dissonance. And because it
    is so important to protect the core belief, they will rationalize,
    ignore and even deny anything that doesn't fit in with the core belief.”
    Frantz Fanon

    The "Core Beliefs" in Kerr County largely go unchallenged due to the homogeneity of the populace . The vote tallies are a good indication of the diversity, or lack thereof. Residents of Kerr County overwhelmingly identify with being "conservative" and Republican. The Republicans have a super majority, generally winning with + 80% of the vote. This is a lager Republican majority than Jefferson County Alabama (Birmingham), which is a fairly conservative place (understatement). Questioning the "Core Beliefs" is unthinkable, and will certainly cause a response rooted in cognitive dissonance.

    The Core Beliefs are simple, as follows:
    * Profess to be Christian
    * Honor tradition and roots (Western), so long as those roots are of Anglo origin
    * Profess to be Conservative
    * Profess to hate drugs (except alcohol), unless you dealer is a MD
    * Profess a prudish, narrow position on all sexual matters

    Understanding this simplistic and twisted view of "good vs. bad", all Haynes had to do was to put Sr. inside this box and put the slaves outside the box. Ellebrachts good, slaves bad, then the cognitive dissonance kicks in and punishing Ellebrachts becomes undoable because it jerks the rug from underneath the belief system.

    It worked. It is just that simple. Facts don't really matter. Fear matters.

    Darlie Routier would have been around in the free world to start a new life if were not for the incredibly sorry legal representation she had. Her lawyers put Darlie on the stand with blond hair piled high and big, augmented tits bulging. She oozed sex. Right in the face of the jury.

    Her lawyers kicked her outside the box and she did not have a chance. Her death sentence is on the shoulders of her lazy and inept lawyers.