Jeffrey Weinhaus Shot & Caged by Predators in Missouri

Short Overview

Jeffrey Weinhaus sought to inform others about government agent abuses. Through his newsletter Bulletinman and later, through a YouTube channel of the same name, Weinhaus lambasted ‘public’ servants more keen on serving themselves. In August of 2012, after posting a video in which he demanded that those in the “justice” system shape-up or step-down, Missouri State Highway Patrol (MSHP) employees Henry Folsom and Scott Mertens stole Weinhaus’ computers.

On September 11, 2012 Folsom called Weinhaus and told him to meet him at a gas station in St. Clair, MO to receive back his computers. Seconds after exiting his vehicle, Weinhaus lay on the ground in a pool of blood, shot four times by Folsom – twice in the chest, once in the neck and once in the head. Weinhaus was helivaced to a St. Louis hospital and later recovered. The incident was “investigated” by MSHP employees – colleagues of the shooters – and a three-day trial was held October 08-10, 2013 where Weinhaus was said to be guilty of four charges. On November 25, 2013 Keith Sutherland told Weinhaus he’d spend the next 25-years+ caged.

Weinhaus is a political prisoner who was targeted because he spoke out against those who claim the right to control others. Weinhaus didn’t harm another person or property. Where there is no victim there is no crime. This situation can be described as a classic case of police employees protecting their own.

jeffrey-weinhaus-caged-missouri-copblockWeinhaus can receive mail at:

Eastern Reception Diagnostic Corr Center
ATTN: Jeffrey Weinhaus, #1261778
2727 Highway K
Bonne Terre, MO 63628

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Help Jeffrey Weinhaus

  • Share this link on your social networking profiles: http://CopBlock.org/JeffreyWeinhaus
  • Write: Eastern Reception Diagnostic Corr Center, ATTN: Jeffrey Weinhaus, #1261778, 2727 Highway K, Bonne Terre, MO 63628
  • Create content about this situation to inform others.
  • Pursue whatever peaceful tactics you think effective.
  • Connect and collaborate with known police accountability groups in Missouri, see: http://CopBlock.org/Groups
  • Focus attention on those responsible:
    • Henry Folsom & Scott Mertens, the shooters, MSHP Troop I – 573.368-2345
    • Robert E. Parks, Franklin County prosecutor – 636.583-6370
    • Michael Maruschak & Patrick Cunningham, FBI employees present at incident – 573.364.1100
    • Ronald K Replogle, the head of the MSHP who tasked Folsom with case – 573.761.3240
    • Jay Nixon, the governor of MO who involved Replogle – 573.751.3222
    • Shawn Satterfield, Folsom’s supervisor who acted outside of policy – 573.368.2345
    • Perry Smith, “investigator” of incident, MSHP Troop C” – 636.300-2800
    • Kelly W. Parker, Crawford County judge who claimed to feel “threatened” by Weinhaus video – 573.729.6816
    • Daniel Hoven, Gael D. Woods, & Keith Sutherland, Franklin County judges who oversaw Weinhaus’ legaland hearings – 636.583.7365

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Chronological Updates

Below is a chronological list of posts and videos that expand on the overview above. If you know of any relevant details not-yet shared here, please email pete@copblock.org. Sources will be kept anonymous if desired, including information shared by MSHP employees who side with truth and justice over lies and injustice.

September 11, 2012:

Man Who Threatened Government Officials Shot By Police Near St. Clair by Ed Pruneau emissourian.com

September 12, 2012, 4:30am:

From Central Missouri Cop Block:

Jeffrey Weinhaus

It seems we have a developing story. Jeffrey Weinhaus [born October 6, 1966], a member of Central Missouri Copblock, has been gunned down by the Missouri State Highway Patrol. Jeff was working on and had a lot of info incriminating info on surrounding Leos and various departments.

A friend and I, that both knew Jeff personally, were discussing this event and this is what he had to say…

“He named highway patrol cops by name. we have been exposing them all. we have been physically trying to wake the masses and start this party before they do. they start it, its game over from the start. he was armed, that is true. he was very fucking scared, and wasn’t leaving home without one. he was going to meet the troopers. there was no warrant, yet the news says there is, so meh. they called him there to meet and shoot him, and they did.”

From KMOV.com: Missouri trooper shoot suspect in St. Clair

A suspect was shot multiple times by a state trooper south of St. Clair on Tuesday afternoon, according to authorities.

The highway patrol is not releasing the man’s name but News 4 has learned he is Jeffrey Weinhaus.

We are told he was meeting with two troopers for a pre-arranged meeting, but came armed with a gun.

Weinhaus was meeting with two troopers from the MHP’s division of crime and drugs out of Troop-I in Rolla.

The meeting was taking place in the parking lot of an MFA gas station on Highway K south of St. Clair around 1 p.m.

The highway patrol says Weinhaus got out of his car armed and started walking toward the troopers.

There was a confrontation and the troopers opened fire.

Weinhaus was flown by helicopter to mercy hospital in st. Louis in critical conditon.

No officers were injured during the incident.

The Missouri State Highway Patrol is currently investigating the incident.

Missouri State Highway Patrol Troop I (the outfit where the shooter(s) are employed)
http://www.mshp.dps.missouri.gov/MSHPWeb/PatrolDivisions/TroopHeadquarters/TroopI/index.html
P.O. Box 128
Rolla, MO 65402-0128
Phone: (573) 368-2345
Fax: (573) 368-2352

Missouri State Highway Patrol Troop C (the outfit investigating the actions of their colleagues down the road)
http://www.mshp.dps.missouri.gov/MSHPWeb/PatrolDivisions/TroopHeadquarters/TroopC/index.html
891 Technology Drive
Weldon Spring, MO 63304
Phone: (636) 300-2800
Fax:(636) 300-2741

Mercy Hospital
615 South New Ballas Road
St. Louis, MO 63141
(314) 251-6000

One of Jeff’s most-recent updates to his Facebook profile:

September 12, 2012, 11:10am:

Jeffrey Weinhaus spoke out against the injustice he saw, most of which came from judges, police, bankers and others. Though all his views may not mesh with everyone (who’s do?) he was spot-on about the corruption and double standards inherent in the criminals justice system.

He shared his perspective via a http://bulletinman.com and YouTube channel http://youtube.com/bulletinman, which has 157 subscribers, 87,000 channel views, and the following “About” language “The world as I see it. Jesus is coming and you are being lied too. Wake-up and realize your enemy is within.”

Below is his video posted on August 16th, 2012.

September 12, 2012:

Police critic is shot in run-in with Missouri patrolmen by Jermey Kohler at stltoday.com

September 12, 2012, 12:50pm:

I called Troop C of the Missouri State Highway Patrol to solicit more information about the incident that happened the day prior. Not too surprisingly, Al Nothum, the “public information officer”, wasn’t too public with the related information. Just imagine if this situation would have been different.

Do you think the names of the shooter(s) would have been withheld for so long? That the details surrounding an incident that caused a person to be airlifted to a hospital with two shots to the chest and one to the head would be summarized by saying a “confrontation” occurred? Might the shooter(s) in this incident be afforded double standards due to his place of employment?

September 12, 2012, 3:00pm:

Weinhaus Played Role of Provocateur by Bill Miller Jr. at emissourian.com

September 12, 2012, 3:45pm:

An update from Central Missouri Cop Block:

I need to make something perfectly clear about the current situation on Jeff. For him, it’s over.

Even tho he was going to meet with investigators and the fact he was shot down does NOT mean that his troubles are over once he gets out of the hospital. The cops will see to it that Jeff will be charged for something or that he will have acted out of the norm. Either way Jeff will be put in prison or committed, his war is over.

Cold, hard, messed up fact!

We need to step up and take hold of the information Jeff had or find out what it is that Missouri Leos are so worried about. We need to be on the front lines if we see something the police are doing wrong and report/film/spread the word about it. We need to be in the shadows gathering the information about wrong doing and if you have to write it down as to not forget the details.

Some of the best information is out there right in the open for all t see. It’s just that some fail to see it, others feel need to ignore it thinking it doesn’t pertain to them only to complain later, when it spreads, that they have been wronged. Sometimes the information is hiding in plain sight.

I as well as others have tried to get information about Jeff and of course are hitting the “No more information to be released” brick wall. As things come to light I will be posting them.

Peace and be safe.

September 12, 2012, 4:00pm:

An overview video that gives a non-Statist Quo take on the incident.

Jeffrey Weinhaus’s website: http://bulletinman.com/
Jeffrey Weinhaus’s YouTube: http://youtube.com/bulletinman

September 13, 2012, 10:00pm:

According to Jeffrey’s Facebook Page, he is still in critical condition in the Intensive Care Unit at Mercy Hosptial.

One friend said that he “squeezed his wife’s hand” yesterday and another said that he opened his eyes yesterday evening.

Copblock will continue to update this story as we get more information.

September 14, 2012, 8:00am:

The Missouri State Highway Patrol has released their version of the story:

DDCC: Officer Involved Shooting

MISSOURI STATE HIGHWAY PATROL
a division of the
DEPARTMENT OF PUBLIC SAFETY

Troop C Headquarters- 891 Technology Drive, Weldon Spring, MO 63304

NEWS RELEASE

For further information please contact: Sgt. Al Nothum
636-300-2800 ext. 3340
C2012-074A
September 12, 2012

EMPHASIS: Officer Involved Shooting

Captain Sarah L. Eberhard, director of the Division of Drug and Crime Control, informs the public of the following incident:

On September 11, 2012, members of the Missouri State Highway Patrol’s Division of Drug and Crime Control obtained a felony arrest warrant for Jeffrey R. Weinhaus, 45, of St. Clair, MO. The warrant was for possession of a controlled substance, tampering with a judicial officer, and possession of up to 35 grams of marijuana. Two DDCC officers arranged to meet Weinhaus in the parking lot of a business in Franklin County near his residence. Weinhaus arrived and then exited his vehicle. The troopers observed a holstered pistol on Weinhaus’ side. The troopers issued verbal commands for Weinhaus to move his hands away from his pistol. However, Weinhaus unstrapped the holster and began to draw the weapon. Fearing for their safety, the troopers fired at and struck Weinhaus. After securing Weinhaus, the troopers provided medical assistance until the arrival of emergency medical services personnel. Weinhaus was transported to a St. Louis area hospital where he is listed in critical condition. The Patrol’s Division of Drug and Crime Control investigation is ongoing.

Interesting in light of the following that was submitted to Cop Block by one of Jeffrey’s closest friends:

He is still alive. He has opened his eyes and showing some signs of emotion… I’ll keep you updated. I will say this. There is a piece to this story that isn’t in the news…Jeff was on the phone when he was shot. We have a recording of the whole shooting, and the conversations that took place after he was shot. The person he was talking to recorded the whole thing. The cops stripped all Jeff’s personal belongings. His wallet, phone, wedding ring, all of it stripped and missing. They knew Jeff was recording. They just didn’t notice the phone to his ear…:)smile. Jeff wasn’t stupid. He called one of us, and we recorded the incident as it happened. The recording of the audio already has 50 copies made, in different places with contingencies in place. A lawyer has the master. This is gonna get ugly when we finally let this out. They murdered him, and we can prove it. Almost. I think he will live, though. I really do.

September 14, 2012, 3:00pm:

It’s been reported to Cop Block that Mike Arthur – friend of Weinhaus – has been arrested. We’re trying to ascertain the charges levied and the individuals responsible.

Tonight at 8pm CST the TruthFindersNetwork will address the topic of Jeffrey Weinhaus, Mike Arthur and will be interviewing a Central Missouri Copblocker.

September 14, 2012, 4:30pm:

A comment left below by “Chris” noted:

I have created a Justice for Jeffrey facebook page to show support for him. He needs us at this time. http://www.facebook.com/justiceforjeffreyweinhaus

September 15, 2012:

Investigation Into Weinhaus Shooting Continues, Police Say He Drew Gun by Ed Pruneau at emissourian.com

September 30, 2012:

Gadfly figures he’s worn out his welcome in St. Francois County by Jeremy Kohler at stltoday.com

October 12, 2012:

Anti-Government Blogger Weinhaus Released From St. Louis Hospital by Ed Pruneau at emissourian.com

November 1, 2012:

Man Injured by Troopers is Arrested After Appearing in Court by Ed Pruneau at emissourian.com

November 7, 2012:

Judge Denies All Motions in Weinhaus Case by Ed Pruneau at emissourian.com

November 27, 2012:

From MO/KS Copblock:

These are Jeffery Weinhaus’ charges. The most serious were sprung on him in court shortly after getting out of the hospital. He has a bond hearing NOVEMBER 29 at 9 AM at 401 EAST MAIN ST, RM 100A UNION MO. The robed guy’s name will be Daniel Hoven.

Charge/Judgment
Description: Possession Of Controlled Substance Except 35 Grams Or Less Of Marijuana { Felony C RSMo: 195.202 }
Date: 08/17/2012 Code: 3245000
Ticket Number: 999999999 Arresting Agency: MO HP TROOP C – ST LOUIS
Next Charge/Judgment
Description: Tampering With Judicial Officer { Felony C RSMo: 565.084 }
Date: 08/17/2012 Code: 2921700
Arresting Agency: MO HP TROOP C – ST LOUIS

Next Charge/Judgment
Description: Possession Of Up To 35 Grams Marijuana { Misdemeanor A RSMo: 195.202 }
Date: 08/17/2012 Code: 3245700
Ticket Number: 999999998 Arresting Agency: MO HP TROOP C – ST LOUIS

Next Charge/Judgment
Description: Assault/Attempt Assault – LEO, Corr Off,Emrgncy Prsnnl, Hwy Wkr, Utility Wrkr,Cble Wrkr Or P&P Offcr – 1st Degr { Felony A RSMo: 565.081 }
Date: 09/11/2012 Code: 1310000
Arresting Agency: MO HP TROOP C – ST LOUIS

Next Charge/Judgment
Description: Armed Criminal Action { Felony Unclassified RSMo: 571.015 }
Date: 09/11/2012 Code: 3101000
Arresting Agency: MO HP TROOP C – ST LOUIS

Next Charge/Judgment
Description: Assault/Attempt Assault – LEO, Corr Off,Emrgncy Prsnnl, Hwy Wkr, Utility Wrkr,Cble Wrkr Or P&P Offcr – 1st Degr { Felony A RSMo: 565.081 }
Date: 09/11/2012 Code: 1310000
Arresting Agency: MO HP TROOP C – ST LOUIS

Next Charge/Judgment
Description: Armed Criminal Action { Felony Unclassified RSMo: 571.015 }
Date: 09/11/2012 Code: 3101000
Arresting Agency: MO HP TROOP C – ST LOUIS

Next Charge/Judgment
Description: Resisting/Interfering With Arrest For A Felony { Felony D RSMo: 575.150 }
Date: 09/11/2012 Code: 2702000
Arresting Agency: MO HP TROOP C – ST LOUIS

If anyone can make it there to support Jeff and to document the legal land proceedings via a videocamera that’d be much-appreciated. Such content, or thoughts on the proceeding, or anything else related can be shared via http://copblock.org/submit

November 30, 2012:

UPDATE: Grand Jury Indicts Weinhaus by Ed Pruneau at emissourian.com

December 1, 2012:

This update is the beginning of the post Jeffrey Weinhaus, Now Recovered from MO State Patrol Shooting, Indicted

Last week Jeff Weinhaus, who had recovered from being shot three times by individuals employed at the Missouri State Patrol, had a hearing scheduled that he hoped would reduce the ransom on his head for his freedom-of-movement.Weinhaus never had that day in court. And his ransom was not only not reduced, it was increased by 500%, to the (cash-only) amount of 250,000FRNs.

That change was due to conclusions reached the day prior by a  “grand jury” who “indicted” Weinhaus of eight actions deemed “illicit”, including “attempted assault on a law enforcement officer”.

As has been my contention since first learning of Weinahus (he was involved to some extent with Central Missouri Cop Block though I didn’t know him) – this situation reeks of a lack of accountability.

December 8, 2012:

Change of Judge Granted for Weinhaus Case by Ed Pruneau at emissourian.com

January 5, 2013:

Weinhaus Trial Set to Begin April 30 by Ed Pruneau at eMissourian.com on Jan. 5th, 2013

Weinhaus is slated to have a three-day jaunt in legal land, starting April 30th. The person levying the threats for “the state” is Bob Parks. The person claiming to impartially administer justice is Gael Wood. The article also apologizes for previously communicating inaccurate info – that Weinhaus’s bond had been raised from 50,000FRNs to 250,000FRNs.

January 9, 2013:

Judge Denies Motion to Reduce Weinhaus’ Bond at eMissourian.com on Jan. 5th, 2013

January 17, 2013:

This update is from the post Audio Leaked from MO St. Patrol Employee Shooting of Jeffrey Weinhaus

Earlier today I received from an anonymous source audio from the Sept. 11th, 2012 shooting of Jeffrey Weinhaus by two Missouri State Highway Patrol employees.

If you’re in central Missouri and want to connect with others who know that badges don’t grant extra rights, join us on Feb. 5th: Facebook Event for the Cop Block Tour – Central Missouri 

Missouri State Highway Patrol Troop I (the outfit where the shooter(s) are employed): (573) 368-2345
Missouri State Highway Patrol Troop C (the outfit investigating the actions of their colleagues down the road): (636) 300-2800

February 6, 2013:

As part of The Cop Block Tour, many locations associated with Jeffrey Weinhaus’s situation were visited, including:

  • Missouri State Highway Patrol Troop I, in Rolla, MO (where the shooters work)
  • L&S Wholesalers in Bourbon, MO (where Weinhaus friend Mike Arthur, who too has been harassed for vocalizing the corruption of area “law enforcement”, works)
  • MFA Oil, near St. Clair, MO (where Weinhaus was shot)
  • Franklin County Court, in Union, MO (where prosecutor Bob Parks works)
  • Missouri State Highway Patrol Troop C, in Weldon Spring, MO (where the “investigators” work)
  • a 24-hr diner, in St. Louis, MO (where Judy Weinhaus, Jeffrey’s wife, was met)

Raw videos from those interactions streamed live to: bambuser.com/channel/copblock and captured and uploaded to youtube.com/copblockraw

At the conclusion of The Cop Block Tour a new, overarching video on Weinhaus’s situation will be created and shared on this meta-post

February 7, 2013:

As reported by emissourian.com, Tyson Mutrux contacted Franklin County Circuit Court and informed them of his desire to withdraw from his role as attorney for Jeffrey Weinhaus.

The motion submitted by Mutrux on this point is to be heard on Thursday, Feb. 14th at 3pm.

February 15, 2013:

Judge Allows Weinhaus’ Attorney to Withdraw by Ed Pruneau at emissourian.com.

A motion by Ross T. Mutrux to withdraw as the attorney for Jeffrey Weinhaus was granted Thursday by Presiding Circuit Judge Gael Wood.

Weinhaus asked Wood to approve a surety bond so he can be released from jail in order to find a new attorney.  An evidentiary hearing for that will be set for a later date.

February 15, 2013:

A Busy Day in central/western MO for The Cop Block Tour – the recap post (with videos) from Pete Eyre’s visit time in central Missouri as part of The Cop Block Tour, which included visits to the headquarters of Missouri State Highway Patrol Troop I and C, the location of Weinhaus’s shooting, and conversations with Weinhaus’s wife Judy Weinhaus, his friend Mike Arthur and the man prosecuting him, Robert Parks.

February 19, 2013:

Weinhaus will have evidentiary hearing on Feb. 21st, 2013 at 9am. Weinhaus is pro se at this time and is requesting those who question the “official” version of events to show-up in support.

Franklin County Circuit Court
300 E Main St # 301
Union, MO 63084

February 24, 2013:

Judge Mulls Motion To Amend Man’s Bond by Ed Pruneau at eMissourian.com on Jan. 5th, 2013

February 27, 2013:

Judge Denies Motion to Amend Weinhaus’ Bond — Imposes Gag Order in Case by Ed Pruneau at eMissourian.com on Jan. 5th, 2013

March 1, 2013:

Laura shared her recount of Weinhaus’s Feb. 21 appearance at Franklin County court, when he sought to have his bond changed into a surety bond (that allows for a percentage to be posted to gain release from a cage until trial).

Jeffrey Weinhaus: “I had a camera set up in my car. Why don’t they have video?”

Among other things, we learn that it was the “governor” of Missouri who initially took issue with a video Weinhaus had posted in mid-August, and that Weinhaus had a videocamera in his vehicle that recorded the interaction.

March 1, 2013:

The search warrant, indictment, and other documentation related to Weinhaus’s situation have been uploaded to Cop Block’s Scribd account to allow for easy reading and dissemination.

Scribd disabled “Collections” of documents but each upload is embedded below.

 

Jeffrey Weinhaus Search Warrant by CopBlock

Jeffrey Weinhaus Indictment by CopBlock

March 2, 2013:

Jeffrey Weinhaus sent a writ of replevin on September 6th, 2012 to a number of people, including Henry Folsom, about the computers that were taken from his property on August 22, 2012. Couching his perspective on his inherent right to free speech, Weinhaus demanded the return of his property on September 11.

Yet on that day, at a pre-arranged meeting outside a gas station in central Missouri, Folsom initiated even more force. Instead of receiving back his stolen property as he thought would happen, Weinhaus received lead from Folsom’s pistol (an incident “investigated” by his colleagues at the MSHP).

Jeffrey Weinhaus: Writ of Replevin

March 03, 2013:

When Henry Folsom and Scott Mertens went into Weinhaus’ property and stole his computers, cameras, and substances deemed ‘illicit,’ they had failed to inform Gary Toelke, the sheriff of Franklin County, pursuant to Missouri statute 43.200. It’s telling that a “law enforcer” chooses not to follow the “law” when convenient, and it calls into question the legality of their actions and the subsequent shooting of Weinhaus.

Letter from Franklin Co Sheriff Gary F. Toelke to Jeffrey Weinhaus by CopBlock

March 8, 2013:

A short video overview and some accompanying text of Weinhaus’s situation was posted to YouTube.com/541heavy

Jeffrey Weinhaus is accused of 2 counts of attempted assault on a police officer, 2 counts of armed criminal action, and 1 count of felony resisting arrest.

This video and accompanying audio demonstrates that the story told to the public by the Troopers was a lie. Had Weinhaus been going for his pistol, the Troopers would have told him to keeps his hands away from the pistol. but they didn’t do that. Instead, the Troopers ordered Weinhaus to get on the ground. -This would have come as a surprise to Weinhaus as the purpose of the meeting was to have the Troopers return his computers. -Not to make an arrest.

March 11, 2013:

There are so many factors related to this incident and Weinhaus’s continuing legal land venture, and with new documents and conversations with individuals involved, this two-part video* – The Jeffrey Weinhaus Overview – was created to make it easier to get up-to-speed on his situation, to ultimately help bring about real accountability.


Clips from many raw videos were incorporated into these videos. To watch the raw, unedited versions, and to find out how you can help Weinhaus, see: http:/CopBlock.org/TheJeffreyWeinhausOverview

March 13, 2013:

The Report of Investigation submitted on Sept. 11, 2012 by Henry Folsom, the Missouri State Highway Patrol employee who last September shot Jeffrey Weinhaus, has made it’s way to Cop Block.

It communicates many outright lies by Foslom, and brings many questions to the forefront. Also disclosed is that also present at the Sept. 11 exchange were two FBI employees (Mike Maruschak, Patrick Cunningham) and at least two witnesses.

This post includes an embed of the five-page upload, along with some analysis of Folsom’s claims.

Henry Folsom’s Report of Investigation re: Jeffrey Weinhaus by CopBlock

March 13, 2013:

Donations for Weinhaus are now being facilitated through WePay:

WePay.com/donations/Jeffrey-Weinhaus

March 14, 2013:

It was just pointed-out that Weinhaus wasn’t the first person who has Folsom shot.

Henry Folsom – Weinhaus shooter – Shot Another Man 12yrs Ago

March 16, 2013:

The text narrative given by Henry Folsom in September on a report differs on integral point, from that used by Robert E. Parks in November on an indictment.

Folsom is caught in a lie. In legal land that’s called perjury. He should be held accountable and Weinhaus, who has been held in a cage for months, should be freed.

Proof of Perjury – Henry Folsom, Jeffrey Weinhaus shooter, caught in Lie

March 19, 2013:

At a pre-trial conference the bond levied at Weinhaus was raised from 50,000FRNs cash-only to 250,000FRNs case or surety.

What that means is that, if a bondsman posts 10,000FRNs through an insurance company, Weinhaus would be freed from his cage prior to his trial date (April 30, 2013). That money would be lost if Weinhaus was found to violate his orders.

March 23, 2013:

AUDIO LEAK: After shooing Jeffrey Weinhaus Henry Folsom gives accurate recount, boasts

March 24, 2013:

It seems likely that the firearm Weinhaus had on his person when he was shot on September 11, 2012 by Henry Folsom was a 9mm in a paratrooper-style holster (which, with a strap, is not a quick-draw design). This information is different than that shared previously, when it was believed that Weinhaus open carried a .22 revolver.  Of course, this fact should be easy to prove, one way or the other, were the inventory list or the video captured by the camera Weinhaus had recording in his vehicle released.

Gael D. Wood is no longer the “judge” on the case; he has been replaced by Keith M. Sutherland. Sutherland is known as a “senior judge” as he had retired and is for whatever reason being placed on the case. As has been pointed-out by someone familiar with this arrangement, “senior judges” often operate with even less oversight than is afforded by many to judges, as they are not subject to impeachment, they don’t stand for election, so there’s no worry they’ll loose their pension.

March 25, 2013:


This video was ripped via http://keepvid.com and uploaded to http://youtube.com/thecopblock to help expose more people to Jeffrey Weinhaus’s situation. It was originally posted to http://youtube.com/541heavy which had this text description:

During my analysis of the 23 minute -5 second video documenting the shooting of Jeffrey Weinhaus by Sgt. Folsom of the Missouri State Highway Patrol on September 11, 2012, I discovered this abbreviated report of the shooting, given by Sgt. Folsom to “George” less than 2 minutes after the shooting took place. That audio record demonstrates that Sgt. Folsom lacked any lawful justification for shooting Jeffrey Weinhaus. It was not until after the shooting that any allegation about Weinhaus opening the holster to his lawfully carried sidearm was first created. To make things even more bizarre, Sgt. Folsom claims that after the shooting him took the pistol from Weinhaus’ hand, and shoved it back into the holster.

March 29, 2013:

Weinhaus is slated to trial on April 30, 2013. It’d be excellent to have his proceeding recorded.

The way it works in Missouri is that a volunteer Media Coordinator receives and passes-along such requests to the person who is to oversee the case.

If you’re within driving distance of Union, MO and you have a camera please send an email to “bmillerjr@emissourian.com” that includes something similar to:

Per Court Operating Rule 16, please let this serve as notice of my intention to film the trial of Jeffrey Weinhaus, scheduled to begin on April 30th, 2013, at Franklin Co. court.

Be sure to include your contact information. And you may want to proactively state that when filming, you will not film those in the jury – that your camera will remain stationary and will frame only the judge, the person testifying and the person questioning.

http://www.courts.mo.gov/courts/clerkhandbooksp2rulesonly.nsf/0/8d8476459573196786256c240070a979?OpenDocument

Franklin County (20th Circuit)
William L. Miller, Jr.. J.D.
General Manager
Missourian Publishing Company
Post Office Box 336
14 West Main
Washington, Missouri 63090
Ph: (636) 239-7701
Fax: (636) 239-0915
E-Mail: bmillerjr@emissourian.com

Ultimately, I’m told, it’s up to the discretion of the “judge” to allow or disallow filming. Ideally we can collect video. That way notes need not be taken, and those not-able to attend in-person can watch the video – an objective source – rather than depend on the interpretation of someone present. If filming is not allowed it’ll yet again, show the lack of transparency about the whole process.

March 30, 2013:

Henry Folsom and Scott Mertens worked from the Missouri State Highway Patrol Troop I office, in Rolla, MO. When questions were posed to the colleagues there, rather than be transparent, the pointed to this pre-printed  document, which directed all questions to Franklin County prosecutor, Robert Parks.

MSHP memo re: Jeffrey Weinhaus by CopBlock

April 6, 2013:

Jeffrey Weinhaus Seeking Donations For Lawyer

jeffrey-weinhaus-donate-copblockJeffrey Weinhaus was shot by Henry Folsom on Sept. 11th, 2011. Why? Was Folsom really afraid for his life as he claimed or did he have plans to shoot Weinhaus even before the pre-arranged meetup happened?

What is certain is that the “official” story is full of holes. Objective evidence that has emerged since the shooting proves that’s the case.

Yet Weinhaus is still facing a number of charges. Those around him believe the retention of a lawyer will be a game-changer. Already a few thousand toward that goal have been raised but about 2,200FRNs is still sought.

Become familiar with the situation at CopBlock.org/JeffreyWeinhaus and if you’re able and so-inclined, make a donation to help. As the associated text description notes, This is not just about Jeff. It is about police accountability. If you’re not able to help financially, consider sharing his story with those in your sphere. Thanks in advance.

April 13, 2013:

Weinhaus Spywatch Disproves Folsom’s Claimsweinhaus-spywatch-disproves-folsom-claim

Text and pictures shared with Cop Block by a court-accepted forensics expert who has been reviewing the evidence makes clear that the sequence of events put-forth by Henry Folsom in his police report about his shooting of Jeffrey Weinhaus on September 11, 2012 was inaccurate.

April 14, 2013:

Weinhaus supporter notes: “The law is supposed to protect Jeffrey”

An op-ed sent by David George Baugh to Missouri-based media about Jeffrey Weinhaus’s situation which includes the passage:

The law is supposed to protect Jeffrey, not used against him! Who were the public servants “serving and protecting” by their militant coercive actions against Jeffrey? To cover up corruption? The answer is, themselves, not us.

April 25, 2013:

Weinhaus had a pretrial hearing where he was granted a continuance as he was working on his lawyer situation.

April 28, 2013:

Judge Cancels Trial Date for Weinhaus

Circuit Judge Keith Sutherland on Friday cancelled a pending trial date for Jeffrey Weinhaus . . . Sutherland granted the motion Friday after Hugh A. Eastwood, St. Louis, entered his appearance as Weinhaus’ attorney in the case and requested the trial continuance, according to online court documents.

May 8, 2013:

jeffrey-weinhaus-donation-2013-05-08-copblockValerie Weinaus noted that Jeffrey Weinhaus needs $4500 more to get out on bond. Valerie is Jeffrey’s ex-wife who recorded the September 11, 2012 call he made to her, which captured Folsom’s shooting and related comments.

September 4, 2013:

UPDATE Jeffrey Weinhaus, Caged for 9mo, Slated for 3-day Trial in October

Weinhaus has pretrial on September 12 and is slated to have a three-day jury trial beginning October 8th. You’re encouraged to join him on the ground to show support – both days begin at 9:00 a.m. at the Franklin Co. Courthouse, 401 East Main St, Union, MO.

Robert Parks, the prosecutor arguing that Weinhaus should be caged, has filed a motion to amend two charges – from Weinhaus allegedly attempting to assault Folsom and his colleague, to Weinahus attempting to use a weapon against Folsom and his colleague. Parks is trying to mischaracterize Weinhaus as an attempted cop killer.

There is a new rule at the Franklin County courthouse that forbids people taking recording devices or even cell phones into the court room. This is one of the reasons that it is very important that people show up at the trial and take notes.  We need to have many witnesses to the event, so that if there is a question about what occurred or what was said, there are plenty of people to corroborate the facts

For proceedings held at Franking County Courthouse, those who wish to film are told to inquire not at the court but of the court contact – an area media contact tasked with that role – Bill Miller, Jr. If you will make it to the courthouse to support Weinhaus and want to film, email Miller at bmillerjr@emissourian.com and ask him to ask Judge Sutherland for permission to video and/or audio record. It can’t hurt to ask.

To send Jeff mail: Inmate Jeffrey Weinhaus, Franklin County Adult Detention Center, 1 Bruns Drive, Union, Missouri 63084

October 6, 2013:

Jeffrey Weinhaus 3-Day Trial to start Oct 08, 2013

An overview about the situation Weinhaus was thrust into – there are many inconsistencies and wrongs being perpetrated in the name of “justice.” I suppose that’s why Weinhaus clarifies that “there’s no justice, it’s just us.”

October 22, 2013:

Weinhaus “Guilty” – the Legaland Charade Continues

Two weeks back in central Missouri, Jeffrey Weinhaus – Inmate #2012-4030 at the Franklin County Jail – was transported to the Franklin County Court. After three days in legaland a group of people there said that Weinhaus was guilty beyond a reasonable doubt of the allegations made against him, and suggested that he be caged for over six decades. It was a scenario – the theft of Weinhaus’s computers, the shooting, and the levying of charges against Weinhaus – that never should have happened.

November 01, 2013:

Over a year has passed since Jeffrey Weinhaus was shot four times in a central Missouri gas station parking lot at a pre-arranged meeting. Weinhaus was rightly concerned about his safety due to the ongoing harassment faced by Folsom and his ilk and thus arrived with his spywatch recording. Previously only a short excerpt of that recording been shared, yesterday the full video was posted by YouTube.com/MrWoundWeaver

November 24, 2013:

Tomorrow Keith Sutherland will tell Jeffrey Weinhaus how long he believes Weinhaus should be caged.

Remember, Weinhaus harmed no one.

November 29, 2013:

Predators in Missouri Cage Jeffrey Weinhaus For 25+ Years

This past Monday – November 25th, 2013 – Keith Sutherland told Weinhaus he was to be caged for 30-years each for armed criminal action and assaulting a law enforcement officer (LEO), two years for felony drug possession and one year for misdemeanor drug possession – sentences that will run concurrently. (The assault on a LEO mandates that Weinhaus be caged for at least 85% of the time, hence the 25-years minimum Weinhaus is facing.)

January 08, 2014:

Frame by Frame: The Shooting of Jeffrey Weinhaus

Almost 900 pictures were shared on this post, with all but a few dozen being the frame-by-frame of the 2012.09.11 shooting of Weinhaus by Folsom. The remainder of pictures show Weinhaus in the hospital.

November 28, 2014:

Missouri Journalist Silenced, Shot & Caged for Questioning ‘Authorities’

November 29, 2014:

Legaland Documents re: the Unjust Caging of Jeffrey Weinhaus

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Pete Eyre

Pete Eyre is co-founder of CopBlock.org. As an advocate of peaceful, consensual interactions, he seeks to inject a message of complete liberty and self-government into the conversation of police accountability. Eyre went to undergrad and grad school for law enforcement, then spent time in DC as an intern at the Cato Institute, a Koch Fellow at the Drug Policy Alliance, Directer of Campus Outreach at the Institute for Humane Studies, Crasher-in-Chief at Bureaucrash, and as a contractor for the Future of Freedom Foundation. In 2009 he left the belly of the beast and hit the road with Motorhome Diaries and later co-founded Liberty On Tour. He spent time in New Hampshire home, and was involved with Free Keene, the Free State Project and The Daily Decrypt.