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Jimmie Rosamond                 Fabricated Story and Untruthfulness
Statement to King Police Nov. 8, 2016
Statement to Stokes Co. District Judge Magistrate Nov. 9, 2016
Misd. Criminal Summons Issued  Based Upon His Statement to the Magistrate.
Affidavit given to the Post 290 in support of Writ of Summons
Writ of Summons January 2017
Jimmie Rosamond
Jimmie Rosamond, a member of Post 290 false statements in his statement to the King Police Department,  made false statements in his sworn affidavit to the District Court Judge-Magistrate and in his affidavit in support the Writ of Summons to expel me from Post 290. Let's look at each of his statements and see how they get more exaggerated each time he makes one. As you can see by the picture, Rosamond is standing several yards away from the main group and it is Ronald Shouse who was screaming, harassing and attempting to intimidate me then attacking me with his truck. 1) Rosamond made a statement to the King Police the day of the attack and as you can see from it, it is just one sentence long and his statement was: “"Huett [sic] gave all of us Vets the finger and said, "bring it on."” This statement was taken within a few hours of the incident so you can believe that this would be fresh in ones mind. We want to emphasize exactly what he wrote in his own words to the police since this will be important in what he states in his statements he makes on later dates. 1) Huett [sic] gave all of us Vets the finger. 2) Said, “bring it on.” Mind you this was a detailed statement by Rosamond to the King Police Department concerning the events on November 8, 2016.  He’s extremely detailed in what took place! 2) The next day Rosamond and several other Post 290 members went to the Stokes Co. Magistrates’ office in an attempt to get a criminal summons in retaliation against me for the King Police filing Assault with a Deadly Weapon & Careless and Reckless Driving charges against their fellow member who attacked me, Ronald Shouse.   No doubt they were advised to do this by some attorney in order to make it appear I had done something in order to instigate or illicit Shouse’s response.  Unknown to the Magistrate was the fact that the King Police had throughly investigated the assault and in reviewing witness statements and video did not charge me with any crime since I had not committed one.  In North Carolina anyone can go to a magistrate and take out papers against someone for just about anything! You would think that Rosamond’s statement to the Magistrate would be the same as the one to the police department, would you not? Now onto Rosamond’s statement to the Magistrate. “The Defendant repeatedly gave me and the group of American Legion members I was with the middle finger while saying to us “Y’all come on over here.” What’s interesting about this statement in that it varies from his previous one to the King Police.  Let’s analysis this one. 1) The Defendant repeatedly gave me and the group of American Legion members I was with the middle finger 2) while saying to us “Y’all come on over here.” When we compare these two statements we see that Rosamond now changes this to him being with the group, since he was several yards away from them.  Even in the video it’s clear I’m addressing Shouse and not Rosamond nor the group as a whole.  Now it also changes from just giving to the finger too repeatedly giving them the finger. The second half of his statement changes entirely to something different.  From, “bring it on” to “Y’all come on over here.”  How could he give one statement within hours of the assault to something totally different the next day and you will see that all the other members who went with him to take out the summons, all said exactly the same thing.  Sounds as if they rehearsed their story before going to the Magistrate. As you can see the Misd. Criminal Summons was issued based upon Rosamond, Holland’s and other members sworn statements. The problem with their sworn statements is that they conspired and colluded in their story to give  the exact same statements to the magistrate.  The major issue is that they were untruthful in what was said.  Rosamond and others stated that I said, “Y’all come on over here.” Yet clearly the full video of the harassment by the Shouse shows I never said those words.  In fact, it was Shouse whom they heard saying this since Rosamond was several yards from him and the other members were standing next to him.  Review the video and you’ll never hear me say “Y’all come on over here” but you’ll hear Shouse say that repeatedly. So Rosamond and the other members were untruthful to the Magistrate committing perjury under oath! 3) Now this leads us to his third statement which is an affidavit in support of a Writ of Summons to expel me from Post 290 and the American Legion. This statement was given under oath to the American Legion and shows how he exaggerates the events even more to make it sound that I was more hideous and disgusting than before by adding another element to his recollection of that day.  This affidavit was given two and half months after the November 8th incident and a the same day the Writ of Summons was issued.  So much for Commander Kilby’s thorough investigation since he investigated in one day based upon Rosamond’s affidavit. This was done one day before Ronald Shouse was appearing in Civil Court to answer a Domestic Chapter 50C restraining order on him. After the hearing a Legion member literally jumped out of his seat and rushed me to serve the Writ. Rosamond’s Affidavit states in part: “...On November 8, 2016, Steven Hewett (203631 154) was recognized by the public as being a member of The American Legion on Post 290 property and he verbally stated that he was a member of The American Legion. While campaigning at Post 290 in King, North Carolina he told people that was going into Post 290 to vote and exited that he were a member of The American Legion. He become verbally abusive toward members of Post 290 and directed provoking speech and gestures with his middle finger and grabbing his crotch repeatedly in view of the public and including a Female Legionnaire.” On January 16, 2017, I was made aware that Steven Hewett’s Face book page contained false statements about me, other fellow members of Post 290, local elected Officials and members of the Stokes County Judicial System on January 4 and 12, 2017.  This is another case of conduct unbecoming a legionnaire . . . ” I just have to say, Wow!  This went from the middle finger to grabbing my crouch repeatedly in view of the public including a Female Legionnaire, again just, Wow! You would think that out of all eleven (11) witness statements, several of those being not only Rosamond himself but other Legion members and the general public (one of them a preacher) present during the entire incident that at least one of them would have stated I, was verbally abusive toward members of Post 290 and directed provoking speech and gestures with my middle finger and grabbing my crotch repeatedly in view of the public and including a Female Legionnaire. Yet not a single statement made to the Police mention me grabbing my crouch, nor was it mentioned by the four the Legion members (one of whom was Rosamand) when they went to the Magistrate the next day to get a criminal summons.  Certainly, that would have been one of the key elements of disorderly conduct sticking in their minds, such a disgusting act in grabbing my crouch several times in the presence of a female legionnaire let alone other women and children present at the polling station. How could this slip their minds when getting a summons for disorderly conduct? I can tell you why, not a single individual including Rosamond himself states this in any of the witness’ statements, nor do you see it in the video.  This only happens in Rosamond’s affidavit to the Legion in embellishing his statement to make it appear I was making these disgusting gestures. Then he goes even further in his exaggeration of the events and makes a claim that I was recognized by the public as a member of The American Legion on Post 290 property and that I verbally stated that I was a member of The American Legion, while campaigning at Post 290 in King, and that I told people that were going into Post 290 to vote and existed that I was a member of The American Legion. No one recognized me a Legion member, I had no insignia, patch, hat or anything that would identify me a Legion member. I was not telling anyone going in nor out of the Legion I was a member of the American Legion.  Again, look at the video and you’ll never hear me say to anyone going in or out of the Legion that I’m a member of the American Legion.  The only one time did I told someone I was a member was when he approached me asking what their (group of Post 290 members) problem was with me. Again, Rosamond is lying! Then to make it sound even more grandiose he quotes a military regulation that has nothing to do with any of this and if regulations should be quoted he certainly should be aware of the one about committing perjury under oath. As for accusations about making false statements about him, other fellow members of Post 290, local elected Officials and members of the Stokes County Judicial System he fails to even state or show how any statement I made about them is false.  If you’re going to say that someone is making a false statement as he is stating then by all means quote the statements and show how they are false. Wait, he can’t because factual truthful statements are just that, true! In conclusion, Jimmie Rosamond and members of Post 290 are just plain lairs.  He as well as other members have disparaged and defamed my name, ostracized me as a member of the American Legion (National & State), Post 290 and the community.  They have inflicted untold harm and indignity upon me by making false and derogatory accusations in order to have me expelled from Post 290 and the American Legion.  He has dishonored himself, his oath to the American Legion and Post 290 membership! This is how they treat a member who would stand up for the Constitution and for all Veterans to be treated equally regardless of their individual religious or political preference! Mr. Keener, refused to allow me to introduce new evidence that would show not only Rosamond to be the liar he is but other members of Post 290 as well at my appeal hearing.  However, he allowed Commander Kilby to introduce new evidence at his pleasure as well as other members of the Post who stood up and even said their comments had nothing to do with the hearing, yet were allowed to demean and disparage my name in front of all the District Commanders. Nor did Keener allow me to cross examine or rebut these false and derogatory comments.  But he can’t stop my free speech on this site nor will it be stopped in a “real” court of law where he, the North Carolina American Legion, Post 290 and it’s members will have to answer for their fabrications. Already other members of Post 290 have quit the post in how it is being run by this core group, who you either agree with or they kick you out as they did me or shun you from to Post!
Gaither Keener, Jr. NC American Legion Department Judge Advocate Photo Credit, NC American Legion
Frame from video of Rosamond and Shouse (giving me the finger)