Facebook post 9/15/2021 It's 9:00am and today is Sept 15, 2021, and I've chosen this time to announce my candidacy for Governor of Virginia as a write-in candidate.
I'm not kidding, though I do like to tease people who ask "Why do you want to be Governor?" by replying "Because my shrink said I'm not ready to be President."
Full disclosure: I don't have a shrink....not yet anyway.
Seriously, I have chosen this time because seven years ago today at exactly 9:00 a.m. my daughter’s freedom was taken away by a deceptive brood of detectives supported by lawyers and judges in 5 jurisdictions who have made the criminal justice system in VA more criminal than just.
Today I'm releasing ”Blatant Disregard – The Commonwealth V. Katie Carico Hyatt” a book that documents step by step exactly how an innocent and trusting young woman was exploited, robbing her of her freedom and ripping her from the clinging arms of her three young children.
The book exposes Katie's cruel and unusual treatment/punishment at the hands of the criminal justice system that coerced a false confession and then sentenced a mother who had never before even been arrested to almost 20 years in prison without parole for the crime of burglary. Her sentence is more than double that of those who commit manslaughter or attempted murder, and it will cost VA tax payers over a million dollars.
My candidacy IS NOT about the single issue of reforming broken criminal justice and correctional systems, but includes issues that span the economy, health care, education, cybersecurity, and getting the corruption and money out of politics and elections. Fast forward to the 2020 election. I was suspicious of the gigantic post-election propaganda extravaganza denying there was widespread evidence of fraud while refusing to forensically examine a single ballot. Such propaganda was released early by government officials including Secretaries of State and other politicians, and was spewed endlessly by the lock-step side-step media. I had to know why. My personal investigation of the 2020 elections revealed a shocking result that suggests massive outcome-shifting fraud occurred in multiple states including VA, PA, GA, AZ, NV and MI.
(email me to request a copy of the report I helped prepare for congress)
This blatant obstruction of justice means honest and authentic candidates can't win a rigged election.
I have a solution.
Since write-in ballots force hand-counting, I believe write in votes for my candidacy for Governor can overcome the large vote dumps and manipulation of totals which can occur in the fraud-friendly virtual precincts that Virginia adopted in 2020 . That's because virtual precincts combine early voting with absentee and mail-in voting. Virginia election officials, by grouping 60% of the vote in the 2020 election into virtual precincts, have precluded anyone knowing or even estimating turnout by precinct, which has traditionally been a closely monitored checks-and-balances number used for fraud detection.
Just in the last week VA DoE website posted a new number for “Turnout” for 2020 elections without explanation. “Turnout” was showing as 81.48% since first posted, but just a few days ago it was quietly changed to 75.08% (a difference of more than 380,000 votes). Whatever is going on, its outrageous that we the people have no clue as to what is going on, and together we can change that.
Getting back to my book, here is an excerpt that allows my fellow Virginians to know my thought processes and feelings at that important evening 5 years ago in 2016 that prompted the idea I should run for governor... from "Chapter 57 - Letter from a Texas Judge":
Pastor Billy had met Judge Jon Wisser playing tennis 40 years earlier, and met him again in 2016 while playing tennis with friends in Austin. He asked Judge Wisser to look at the Writ of Habeas Corpus that had been filed to request a new trial after finding proof of his daughters innocence] and the judge graciously agreed.
Over the next six weeks, the Judge and Billy exchanged emails discussing and clarifying points. Judge Wisser shared anecdotes about other cases that Billy always found interesting. Billy concluded Judge Wisser was truly a compassionate person.
At one point Pastor Billy mentioned that Governor Terry McAuliffe was leaving office on January 13, 2018, and the Judge offered to write a letter on Katie’s behalf. Billy was humbled and grateful for the kind gesture. Then the actual letter came via email, as he read it, Billy had to fight back tears: ----------------------------------------------------------------- JUDGE JON WISSER SENIOR JUDGE, 299TH DISTRICT COURT TRAVIS COUNTY, TEXAS 512-xxx-xxxx Austin, Texas 78750
November 25, 2017
The Honorable Terry McAuliffe Governor of the Commonwealth of Virginia P.O. Box 1475 Richmond, VA 23218 Re: Request for Pardon or Commutation of Sentence for Inmate Katie Carico Hyatt
Dear Governor McAuliffe:
Before “stating my case” I believe a little information about me may add to the weight of my opinion. I am currently the Senior Criminal District Court Judge for Travis County, Texas in which is located in Austin, the capitol for the state. After serving as a prosecutor for a few years I was first elected as a judge in 1974 and continued to be elected every four years until 2006 when I took senior status. At my retirement I may have been the longest serving State Democratic office holder in the state. While I take no pride in these accomplishments, I did send over 10,000 defendants to prison and more than a few to death row. Other “qualifications” I possess are that I departed the military as a captain, having served in Vietnam in the 1st Infantry Division and have for years lectured at the University of Texas in the areas of criminology and criminal law.
I have never met Ms. Katie Carico Hyatt. I have met her father on fewer than half-a-dozen occasions, all on the tennis courts, when he has been in Austin during the past couple of years. Upon learning of my background in the criminal justice system he asked if I would examine a voluminous file that he had amassed on his daughter’s case. Since I spend a goodly amount of my days reading pleadings, briefs, memos, case law and legal articles I reluctantly agreed to do so. One reason is that I have had the unfortunate experience of sending innocent people to prison so I am well aware that the possibility exists, though not as often as television and movies portray.
Having examined the writ of habeas corpus and all its attachments, as well as other evidence and documents he has amassed, I am of the opinion that a true miscarriage of justice has occurred and an innocent person has been sentenced to prison. I know you do not have the time to examine this case personally but I am confident, if you assign it to a person who is knowledgeable about our criminal justice system, and is impartial, that they will arrive at the same conclusion that I have. However, if a pardon is not granted I would suggest that the sentence she received be reduced or commuted to “time served.” Texas has long been known as a “law and order state” and earned this reputation by having prison sentences that are 60% longer than the median sentences of our sister states. In my 45 years in our criminal justice system I have never seen a sentence as long as the one Katie received for a defendant convicted of burglaries with no prior criminal record. I believe under the circumstances her sentences do constitute a “cruel and unusual” punishment.
I am well aware how much the justice system in our country treasures “finality’ but, we must never permit that to prevent us from correcting the mistakes we make. Unfortunately, we in the legal profession do not have an oath similar to that of our brethren in medicine, which is, in part, “first do no harm.” I appreciate your considering my request and sincerely appreciate your service as governor.
Sincerely, Jon Wisser Senior State District Court Judge Travis County, Texas ---------------------------------------------- After reading the letter, Pastor Billy sat for a minute and waited for the emotional rush to subside. He then quietly contemplated what he should do next. That same day Billy emailed a copy of Judge Wisser’s letter to Bryan “Atticus” Jones, Bill Pavelic, Virginia State Senator William Stanley, and Virginia Delegate Sam Rasoul.
Billy and Patti had met VA Senator Stanley in the Collins County Courthouse in November of 2015 where he was in court representing his client, a woman Katie met at the Lynchburg jail during the 36-day incarceration that immediately followed her arrest. Mr. Stanley had already reviewed Katie’s case and he graciously wrote a similar letter to Governor McAuliffe.
Virginia Delegate Sam Rasoul of Roanoke, replied promptly advising that a governor cannot pardon anyone unless a formal pardon application has been filed with the Secretary of State, regardless of who may send a letter.
Bill Pavelic recommended we keep the pardon application simple and include a letter from Katie’s daughter, and a photo of Katie and her girls. He added, “...be humble and seek forgiveness and ask for leniency. Only God and a compassionate Governor and or judge can correct this debacle.”
Pastor Billy Carico and Bryan Jones worked on filling out the official pardon application on Katie’s behalf. The paperwork was officially filed Dec 1, 2017 with four attachments - Judge Wisser’s letter, Katie's oldest daughter Lexi’s handwritten letter, Sen Stanley’s letter, and a page with three pictures of Katie and the girls. Billy then forwarded Judge Wisser's letter, and Lexi’s letter, via email, to friends and family. Many of these people had followed Katie’s story since her arrest.
Many were people who prayed daily for Katie and her family. Terry W. was one of those people. Upon receiving the email, he picked up his phone and called Billy. He happened to know Virginia Senator Tim Kaine from high school days in New Jersey. During Terry’s senior year he helped freshman Tim Kaine get into the school’s debate club. Terry graciously offered to forward Judge Wisser’s letter to Kaine's chief-of-staff who reported back the following day that he had personally briefed Senator Kaine regarding Katie’s situation, and had forwarded all the information to Governor McAuliffe’s office. Naturally, everyone’s concern was to make sure Gov. McAuliffe actually read the letters. Delegate Sam Rasoul, the maverick Democrat, predicted that McAuliffe would never read the letter because it would be rerouted by staffers and never reach the Governor’s desk.
[update: Judge Wisser never received a reply or acknowledgement]
The arrival of Judge Wisser’s letter and the whirlwind of activity it had created also had birthed a new line of thought for Pastor Billy Carico. A week earlier Bill had bought an airline ticket for Tuesday Nov. 28 to fly from Raleigh to Austin. However, the day before departure he received an email from Delegate Rasoul offering to meet Billy from 10:45-11:15 at the Mill Mountain Cafe in Downtown Roanoke to discuss ideas for new criminal justice legislation for the 2018 session. Pastor Billy arose early Tuesday, packed, and was trying to check in for his flight online, but his boarding pass wouldn’t download. He tried multiple times and all attempts were unsuccessful.
After driving 70 miles west to Roanoke for the Rasoul meeting, he headed directly to Raleigh but missed his flight. His only option was to re-book the next flight to Austin, which wasn't until Thursday.
On the ride home Billy thought about the last major criminal justice reform bill that the Virginia legislature failed to pass despite years of efforts well-meaning legislators spent supporting it. They helplessly watched the prosecutors descend on Richmond in a show of force and squash the bill. Years of work down the drain, and Virginia to this day has one of the most archaic criminal justice systems in the nation.
A thought then came to Pastor Billy, actually a strong force behind an idea - “ I should run for governor. I am in a unique position to take on the lawyers. I know the inmates would want to help and could rally their families to support my candidacy.”
Billy surmised that even if he didn’t win, he could still shine a spotlight on many problems, then quickly concluded consolation prizes and moral victories wouldn’t cut it. He resolved to focus on winning to correct injustice while saving taxpayers millions of dollars.
He attended a training session in Richmond the next April on how to create a successful campaign. It explained the science of trust in winning elections, how to understand and leverage emotional intelligence, and why coalitions have become more important than unity in winning elections...
As he drove, Billy considered that a logical first step might be to start small, but concluded the country has never been more open to bold ideas and “outsiders.” This was certainly demonstrated by the election of a brazen billionaire who had never held public office, to the top political office in the country. People of all political persuasions were frustrated by gridlock. It could work at the state level, a businessman and pastor with bold ideas, running as an "independent totally dependent on the Spirit"...
He reasoned he could run on a platform that would have six pillars, all topics where he had extensive experience and plenty of bold ideas that were affordable to implement, that he passionately believed in, and could successfully defend in a political debate. For example:
* Security, both physical security and cyber security, especially protecting senior citizens.
* Economic development, especially in areas across the state that have been in decline
* Education reform, to allow K-12 students to master technology, not just video games
* Criminal justice and reform, including prison reform, that will save taxpayers $millions by eliminating the conflicts of interest that presently exist at every turn.
* Medical industry reforms to eliminate price gouging, fraud, and corruption.
* Political and election reforms to hold the corrupt accountable & give power back to the people.
The same thing could be done in every state across the country. A key would be software Billy built over 15 years ago to facilitate secure online voting. The idea would be to have people register, provide demographics, and be able to be heard on any issue.
The software would be accessible from smart phones, but would not require an app to be downloaded. The idea is having a connected electorate providing immediate feedback which would make opinion-polling unnecessary.
Billy reflected on all the true stories he could tell on the campaign trail that he had accumulated during his 35 years of helping 1800 companies solve real problems. He figured he would get a lot of traction telling about how the Government of Canada had him review their disaster recovery plans should a nuclear suitcase bomb ever go off in Ottawa.
The Government of Canada had remained Billy’s biggest customer for a number of years after his team reviewed an agency’s plans to migrate to a new database system and showed them how to save $70 million dollars doing the conversion. He helped his buddy JK create a IT road map that Heath Canada followed for years as they passed more than two dozen other countries to become ranked as the second best health care provider in the world behind Denmark.
Indeed, the time driving back from Raleigh airport to Concord was so stimulating and transformative, that Pastor Billy concluded that missing his flight was providential. Billy had decided to surprise Patti that his flight had been cancelled. When he made it back to Concord, he walked in. Patti was truly surprised, smiled, and gave him a big hug. “Patti, I have a serious question for you. How would you like to be the next first lady of Virginia?” ----[end of Chapter 57]
I wrote all of this hoping you and I can make an emotional connection and I hope you'll send me a note to get acquainted. X4.com tells you to how to request info on setting up secure communications.
To summarize: Please write in "Pastor Billy Carico" for governor. (please note Carico only has one R)
Please contact me at email@example.com with your requests for reports or books, or to tell me about yourself.
Please check out my political platform under the X4 Coalition section and watch for info on two other write-in candidates... one for Lt. Gov and one for Attorney General.
Voting started Sept 17, 2021 in Va. I am looking for THREE MILLION like minded people to help me reinvent politics. That’s not really a big number to reach compared to the 24 million who have watched how a dad handles his daughter's tempter tantrum, or the 22 million who viewed squirrels traverse an obstacle course. Click the button below to view my "breaking the ice" video, part 1 of 2.
I am asking for your vote and your advice, but I'm not asking for money because its high time we take the money out of politics. I'm even giving my book away and I hope you'll read it, along with all the other content on my main websites.
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