That “GOOFY FUCK” Steve Canterbury Won’t Charge Kelly
Judge Cuffed Publisher-Despite TWO Payments
Just days before The Putnam County Screamer is resigning his office, Michael J. Kelly, the Kanawha County Family Court judge that is hearing one of William M. “Chip” Watkins’ cases may also lose his career-and should go to prison.
PutnamLIVE.com Publisher Mark Hallburn was illegally handcuffed and detained Friday, November 15th, 2013, for nearly two hours-despite having the $250 money order to pay Kelly’s illegal sanctions-after Kelly screamed at Hallburn, “You don’t call the shots.”
But wait-there’s more!
Monday, Hallburn dug up the documents that prove that Kelly’s court staff signed for the certified check to pay for the sanctions NEARLY 24 HOURS BEFORE HALLBURN was detained.
This United States Postal Service document proves that a court staffer (who “conveniently” failed to print a name on the receipt) signed for Hallburn’s cashier’s check Thursday, November 14th, 2013, at 10:40 a.m.
Kelly ignored the fact that Hallburn ALSO brought in a money order, for $250, in person, meeting Kelly’s irrational demand. Hallburn was illegally “cuffed and stuffed” despite FULL COMPLIANCE with Kelly’s order of an in-person appearance and payment.
But wait-theres’s more!
West Virginia Supreme Court of Appeals Administrator Steven D. Canterbury was told about the documents, then provided them, and told Hallburn that he wouldn’t look at the documents-and wouldn’t file an “extraordinary complaint” against Kelly.
“This shouldn’t surprise anyone,” says Hallburn. “Many of us remember when Canterbury covered Watkins by saying The Putnam County Screamer was “just having a bad day” when Watkins screamed at Hurricane Bible Church Pastor Arthur D. Hage in the above video.
So Hallburn published more videos of Watkins screaming-at several people, including Robert Harper, Sr., and Tammy Jo Lambert.
Months later, after Hallburn challenged Watkins to “Face me like a man,” during a disciplinary hearing, the slow-to-respond West Virginia Supreme Court of Appeals finally responded.
Watkins was suspended-without pay-but with pension contributions-for the remaining four years of his term.
Kelly has been hammering Hallburn for months after he revealed that Kelly lied about not receiving documents that the judicial thug demanded for Hallburn’s young son, Matthew, to visit Hallburn’s mother, Nancy, before she died, August 5th, 2013. Kelly’s misconduct prevented the precious final visit. Canterbury took insensitivity to a new high when he stated that Nancy didn’t have a constitutional right to visit her grandson, outside of Watkins’ disciplinary hearing.
“Mike Kelly is a disgrace to the judicial system,” says Hallburn. “The so-called justices that let Kelly get away with his abhorrent behavior are a bigger disgrace. Hell doesn’t burn hot enough for all of them.”
But wait-there’s more.
After being referred by the West Virginia State Police, Hallburn contacted the office of Kanawha County Prosecutor Mark Plants about prosecuting Kelly. “We aren’t interested in this case,” says Chief of Staff Dan Holstein. “People make mistakes.”
“That’s disgusting,” says Hallburn. “Plants’ Facebook page states, ‘Justice for criminals, compassion for victims.’ Obviously there is no justice for criminal judges like Mike Kelly or compassion for Kelly’s many victims. He didn’t ‘make a mistake.’ Kelly’s misconduct was deliberate! We have the courtroom video. We have the documents. Kelly had seven chances to ask his secretary about the money order. The certified check was signed for, in the court, nearly 24 hours before Kelly ordered me handcuffed and detained. Kelly belongs in federal prison. So do the people that are protecting his violation of my civil rights.”
But wait-there’s more.
Kelly and Hallburn met again, in Kelly’s Kangaroo Court Tuesday, November 19th, 2013 at 1:30 p.m. Kelly acknowlwedged that the check was in the building, the day before, but says he didn’t receive it. “That’s lame,” says Hallburn. “He is responsible for allowing someone else to sign for his mail. He knew I had the money order Friday morning. Judge Kelly violated my civil rights. He is a liar and a judicial thug that belongs in the mental ward of a prison. Kelly has no business sitting on a bench.”
But wait-there’s more.
Hallburn has filed a complaint with the West Virginia Judicial Investigation Commission and turned this case over to the F.B.I.’s Charleston office. “Let the feds go after Kelly. Let them send him to Leavenworth!”
If you have video of Judge Michael J. Kelly acting inappropriately, or can order such a video from your hearing, PutnamLIVE.com would like to publish the video. You can reach us at News@PutnamLIVE.com or 304-415-NEWS.
Publisher’s note: Dan Holstein photograph courtesy of the Charleston Daily Mail. Mark Plants photograph courtesy of WVMetroNews.com.