There are two separate BNN posts when only one would have done. Simon Barrett’s writing style was so bad and nauseating, I am going to pass on them completely and go directly to the Blog Talk Radio interview.

In William Cobra Staubs Speaks Out (Download) Cobra Staubs, himself, gave his side of the story.

According to him, it was a negotiated deal rather than a trial that he was always totally in control of. It was something that William Staubs was able to triumphantly walk away from. At no point was it ever his fault. Once again, it was misinformation that was totally the fault of a long list of some 15 parties and individuals, other-than-himself.

Never was there an admission of guilt, according to Mr. Staubs. He got full vindication. His plea deal nevertheless does show up in what is called a criminal record. Of course, there is also the small matter of one-year of probation; rather than lets say a one year warning which does not involve jail time. A violation of a warning might result in a contempt of court hearing, but does not a violation of probation usually result in jail time?

Cobra talked about: “touch or strike” according to Florida law. I was under the impression that 49 of the 50 states followed English Common Law. Battery according to English Common Law is touching somebody without his or her permission. While Staubs repeatedly said that he had touched Daniel Snodgrass, seems to me that the Art Harris’ video showed the small matter of a body-slam.

There was talk of a Federal lawsuit. I wonder if Cobra knows the difference between an employee and an independent contractor? There is also the matter of contract law. While anybody can pay lawyers to file a Federal lawsuit, that does not mean that the suit will not be ultimately dismissed let alone won. There happens to be a small matter of years of pleadings, motions, and trial; not to mention years of appeal.

There was talk of a “work product,” lost videos, and whatnot. Maybe so, but if Cobra had talked to me the matter might have been resolved in his favor within a day or so. I ask: Wouldn’t his failure to act have an adverse impact on any attempt to collect damages? I ask: Why should anyone one have to pay for someone choosing to sit out of work for a year when the criminal matter could have been resolved within a couple of months? I ask: As long as you could easily prove in Federal Civil Court that Cobra committed battery upon Snodgrass, where is his case for damages? Not to mention, Snodgrass was obviously handcuffed and detained by him. I ask: If Cobra had “the file,” and there was a clear violation of probation; how come he did not put Snodgrass immediately in jail?

I am happy to report that Cobra finally found out who the villain was. He is Mr. Snodgrass.

One can only wonder if Cobra still feels as a bounty hunter he has Carte Blanche rights to violate the civil rights of anyone “on bond” whom he has the letter of appointment and/or “file” for; that accordingly gives him the authority to break into their house at night with a shotgun?