First posted at 7:51 am. See 6 pm update half way down.
In 2011, Luba Pekisheva was convicted in Whatcom County District Court by judge Elich of assault and theft. In truth, she probably committed neither. But Pekisheva had defied a good ol’ boy from the county and our Whatcom County justice system – judges, prosecutors and public defenders – seems to have shown extra zeal in convicting Pekisheva and making it stick.
I’ve been trying to follow this crazy case for several years now, and it appears the county justice system has wasted a lot of taxpayer dollars just to harass and prove to one young woman that she is helpless in the face of local prosecutors. Such zeal should be for real crimes – not someone standing their ground on their own residential property. […]
Court case information from Washington Courts http://dw.courts.wa.gov/index.cfm?fa=home.namelist :
|1|| Pekisheva, Lyubov (luba)
|2||Pekisheva, Lyubov V
|Whatcom County Dist||AH09-0299||11-23-2009|
|3||Pekisheva, Lyubov V
|Whatcom County Dist||AC0028743||06-18-2007|
|4||Pekisheva, Lyubov V
|Whatcom County Dist||AC0031231||04-30-2008|
|5|| Pekisheva, Lyubov V
|Whatcom Co Superior||10-1-00939-9||07-27-2010|
|6||Pekisheva, Lyubov V
|Whatcom County Dist||PA0011761||12-08-2009|