“All, too, will bear in mind this sacred principle, that though the will of the majority is in all cases to prevail, that will to be rightful must be reasonable; that the minority possess their equal rights, which equal law must protect, and to violate would be oppression”. -Thomas Jefferson
Clicking on the link below will download my Petition for Writ of Mandamus:
I had to come to terms with the fact that my first public defender appointed by the court was at best grossly negligent in her representation of me in my case, and at worst was intentionally complying with the CPS and Family Court desires. The Honorable Judge Brian Gary allowed Beverly Rogers to withdraw as my court-appointed counsel on January 29th, 2018 without appointing a replacement attorney based off my still indigent ‘right’.
After being left without representation in January I continued as such until and during the initial permanency hearing on April 9th, 2018. The hearing was conducted without me being represented, and I wasn’t asked to speak as the authorities conducted the hearing on our life, love, and liberty around me as if i did not exist. Finally when the hearing reached conclusion Judge Gary asked if I had anything to say which was something along the lies of…You cannot even have this hearing…without me having representation. He basically stated that I shouldn’t have fired my attorney. I didn’t have the authority to release my attorney, and he had to allow her to withdraw then make it an order. Also I advised openly that it was his responsibility to appoint me another if/when he removed my initial counsel. He told me I was wrong and would need to submit another indigency affidavit for approval before he would consider giving me a second attorney. The hearing ended by me refusing to fill out another affidavit because the first one covers me through the entire case including any & all appeals. The hearing was adjourned and I left without an attorney. Days later I served the appropriate parties with a self drafted Petition for Writ of Mandamus, and then proceeded to send the Mandamus Petition to the U.S. 5th Circuit Court of Appeals asking them to demand that the court dismiss my case because the judge simply did not apply the law correctly given the facts of the case. Here is the postcard I was initially sent upon the Circuit Court’s receipt and selection for review of my petition to the U.S. Appeals Court sent as a pro se petitioner: