Mar 21, 2017
It is never Marci's fault; it is the damn public and social media putting pressure on DA according to her lawyer, Ben Okin
It is your damn fault public for daring to question Marci Kitchen and it is the damn media's fault, especially me, for doing our job. How dare we?
The answer to how Marci Kitchen flies standby, her mom, whose retirement plan, allows for travel for free on standby, according to Mr. Okin.
The file was not available until today.
Apparently Mr. Okin thinks that the special treatment his client has been getting and the fact that on social media and in the community, there is unanimous disdain for his client is our fault not his client's behavior or his; he and his client are infallible.
By his own admission in his motion, his client travelled five times, two being out of the country.
It seems that Mr. Okin thinks that while other inmates can be denied passes for funerals, his current client has the right to "party". He should name one other client that has been given a travel pass for a birthday party for a dating partner's grandmother.
No other defendant gets to enter the courtroom with her lawyer first while the rest of the public waits outside.
This lawyer is the same guy that got into a back and forth with CHP over facts initially about Kitchen's whereabouts and who knew what.
Mr. Okin has expressed a desire to possibly run for Judge in the future. I think the public should pay attention to the Kitchen case, Kade Chandler and other clients Mr. Okin represents to indicate what kind of judge he would make.
After a stint with the DA's office, Mr. Okin latched onto Russ Clanton ( of Kailan Meserve and Timothy Littlefield notoreity) then jumped over to latch onto Manny Daskal. He can sure talk a good game and get plea deals for clients like Hezekiah Allen. How many jury trials has Mr. Okin tried or won since he left the DA's office in Humboldt? Plea deals seem to be par for the course and dragging out cases while the victims' families suffer.
Lot of self made and talented lawyers in this town who represent their clients well without badmouthing all the other parties involved. They also occasionally represent clients who are not filthy rich. And they did not need to build their career off some other lawyer.
If Mr. Okin can use the judicial system to his clients' advantage, it is only fair that I too can use my inside knowledge of the courts and certain lawyers to shine some light for the public to see why "justice" in a small town "works for some."
This case would never have received so much press if it had been handled properly by the defense from the beginning.
So if special treatment is okay with you, vote for Mr. Okin if and when he runs for Judge.