In fact, Municipal Judge Scott Kurth presided over the trial when this issue was raised, and he didn't seem to find Langham's actions objectionable.
Someone, either Judge Kurth who signed Pam's appeal, or Clerk Collins, or someone unseen-whether intentionally or incompetently-cost Pam her right to appeal.
Consider this a formal complaint and a request for an investigation into the actions of Red Oak Municipal Judge Scott Kurth and Court Clerk Peggy Collins.
I went to the municipal court building that afternoon and was greeted by Judge Kurth
who was on his
way out as I was entering.
told me several times in the entryway that I had perfected my bond and that he
had accepted my appeal application.
I want to know if Kurth
told Collins on that date that I didn't have to post cash, or if Collins made the decision to refuse to accept payment.
All along in this debacle Collins had been advising me I had to post a bond, but after Kurth
left the building and I spoke to Collins for the last time, Collins refused to accept any amount from me.
I don't know if Judge Kurth
offered an explanation or not but I received a letter yesterday signed by Judge Calvert stating that because the Appeal Bond was defective (no amount was received by the Court), Ellis County
was returning the case to the municipal court in Red Oak, TX for the judgment to be enforced.
I've been denied my due process, my right to appeal, and now Kurth
is telling me through Joane Mohammad to pay up!
Find enclosed with this complaint a copy of the Municipal Court Appeal Bond signed by Judge Kurth
, and Judge Calvert's signed Application for Writ of Procedendo.
I believe the prosecutor's name was Dana Huffman, and the judge in this case was Judge Kurth
Before the trial started, in a discussion with Judge Kurth, the prosecutor was running her mouth about this site, telling the judge that we were not to bring up Lindsey, ROISD, ticket quotas, or our "conspiracy theories.
We would like to thank Judge Kurth
for staying above the fray.
We didn't hire a lawyer, because I didn't really believe an objective prosecutor would pursue a case where the officer generating the offense made such a fool of himself, his
department, and demonstrated institutional corruption.