Wednesday, June 6, 2007

I am a man...I own up to who I am.


CASE INFORMATION

Number: CR-06-482292-A

Caption: THE STATE OF OHIO vs. DAMON MARBURY

Status: CASE CLOSED

Judge Name: JOHN J RUSSO

PO Name: RICHARD P KRAFT

Next Event: N/A

Arrested: N/A



DEFENDANT INFORMATION

Number: 104739

Name: DAMON C MARBURY

Status: DEFN BAIL

Date of Birth: 06/25/1969

Race: BLACK

Sex: MALE


CHARGES

Statute Description

2913.02 THEFT; AGGRAVATED THEFT

2913.11 PASSING BAD CHECKS

2913.11 PASSING BAD CHECKS

2913.11 PASSING BAD CHECKS

2913.11 PASSING BAD CHECKS

DEFENDANT IN COURT. COUNSEL MARY JO TIPPING PRESENT. COURT REPORTER BERNICE KING PRESENT. ON A FORMER DAY OF COURT THE DEFENDANT PLEAD GUILTY TO THEFT; AGGRAVATED THEFT 2913.02 - F5 AS CHARGED IN COUNT(S) 1 OF THE INDICTMENT. DEFENDANT ADDRESSES THE COURT. THE COURT CONSIDERED ALL REQUIRED FACTORS OF THE LAW. THE COURT FINDS THAT A COMMUNITY CONTROL SANCTION WILL ADEQUATELY PROTECT THE PUBLIC AND WILL NOT DEMEAN THE SERIOUSNESS OF THE OFFENSE. IT IS THEREFORE ORDERED THAT THE DEFENDANT IS SENTENCED TO 5 YEAR(S) OF COMMUNITY CONTROL, UNDER SUPERVISION OF THE ADULT PROBATION DEPARTMENT WITH THE FOLLOWING CONDITIONS: DEFENDANT TO ABIDE BY THE RULES AND REGULATIONS OF THE PROBATION DEPARTMENT. COURT ORDERS DEFENDANT TO BE SUPERVISED BY: REGULAR SUPERVISION UNIT SUBMIT TO RANDOM DRUG TESTING OBTAIN / MAINTAIN VERIFIABLE EMPLOYMENT, PROVIDE PROOF OF EMPLOYMENT TO THE PROBATION DEPARTMENT. VIOLATION OF THE TERMS AND CONDITIONS MAY RESULT IN MORE RESTRICTIVE SANCTIONS, OR A PRISON TERM OF 10 MONTH(S) AS APPROVED BY LAW. DEFENDANT ADVISED POST RELEASE CONTROL IS PART OF THIS PRISON SENTENCE FOR THE ABOVE FELONY(S) UNDER O.R.C.2967.28. FOR 3 YEARS. RESTITUTION ORDERED IN THE AMOUNT OF $10,755.00 TO BEATRICE HERRON, LILLIAN MIDDLEBROOKS, TORI ANDERSON, CHAUTE CLARK AND OTHER UNKNOWN VICTIMS.; PAYABLE THROUGH THE PROBATION DEPARTMENT. THE DEFENDANT IS ORDERED TO PAY A SUPERVISION FEE IN THE SUM OF $ 200.00. DEFENDANT IS TO PAY COURT COSTS. 05/29/2007 CPMOM 05/29/2007 12:18:29

Now that that's out of the way, let's get down to business. And business is it. As result of running my own business, I made several misjudgments. This case is an example of that.

I own up to being charged and convicted of doing bad business. Why? Because I was attempting to make a living and it ended it blowing up in my face. I dealt with a company that was based out of New York city named Jamvo (click scam report reviews) and didn't thoroughly check them out. The old saying of if it sounds too good to be true, it probably is never went through my head. At any rate, I invested a whole lot of money into promoting and paying this company to provide me with airline deals for my already existing travel company. In my attempts to do the right thing, I started refunding all of my clients the full amounts of their planned trips with my agency. Since Jamvo wasn't a legitimate business deal for me, I was stiffed for nearly 28K due to having to cancel all the other arrangements that could not be refunded and them obviously not paying me back. I refunded as many people as I could out of my own pocket to the tune of about 17K. When I couldn't do it anymore, some of those individuals pressed charges against me for acting as their agent.

What does disturb me, however, is someone chose to post this case on several blogs around the internet in an attempt to discredit my character as though I've been attempting to fly under the cover of darkness about this matter. One of the main reasons I started this blog was for open interaction with like and disparate minds, in order to learn more about the world, myself, and make new friends, which I've been fortunate enough to do. This person also chose to post this case on my lady's blog, assuming she knew nothing of it, which couldn't be further from the truth. She's known about this from day one. She and I have a very honest and forthright relationship and have from the very start. We have a strong foundation of friendship and love and she understands that sometimes situations happen in business, even when you go into them with the best intentions.

Because she is the more public figure between the two of us, I assume the party(s) intent was to break us up, humiliate me, and somehow hurt or embarrass her by exposing her readership to something seemingly horrible about me, but that didn't happen. (Well a couple of people took it at face value and reacted by lashing out at me without asking first which is somewhat saddening but what can you do.) What did happen however is now it's caused the party(s) involved in posting this across the net some verrrrrrrrrry serious legal issues from multiple sources with vested interests in my lady's career. That's the most unfortunate part of all. What was supposed to hurt us has now turned on them. I think this happened to Pharoah when he tried to put a plague on Moses and it somehow backfired.

So I plead guilty...not the 5th amendment for my actions. What looks like dishonorable actions always aren't, and sometimes things beg further investigation before they are accepted at face value. I'm not going to belabor this or give it more steam than it deserves, but I wanted to step before you all and look you in the face with it, not hide behind anonymity. I can't make you accept that I'm not without flaw, all I can do is be me and keep it moving.

28 comments:

CreoleInDC said...

I knew my instincts about you were right. This was stand up. This is YOUR ish.

This is what I call MANNIN UP. Glad to see you ain't no punk azz. :)

Lo said...

Instincts are everything, CreoleinDC, and yours about Damon are very correct. He's a stand-up guy. No, he's not picture perfect...who is? But he's a loyal and committed father; an excellent and attentive son; a steadfast friend who takes on the highs and lows of his friends as though they're his own, and A MAN.

deepnthought said...

wow. I commend you for just putting this out there. The reality of this matter is you didnt have to say anything. But you did and that is honorable.

I agree with creoleindc.

dc_speaks said...

No. I'm hardly a punk a$$.

How could I be with more than honorable people like yourself as my new friends and a woman like Lo at my side.

How interesting that this post fell at the same time as the I pleads the 5th blog.

Excellent timing actually. I withhold nothing from her because I love her...period

dc_speaks said...

This blog will remain open and comments will not be moderated. If someone(s) has anything else they want to say, by all means...feel free. The only thing accomplished is validating that I can and will be a man that handles things head on, instead of hiding behind anonymity.

JustMeWriting said...

EVEN if it was shady..."Let he who is without sin cast the first stone." It's a terrible thing when people harbor SOOO much hate and jealousy they resort to such measures to hurt a person.
This is the passage I read in the Bible last night (my old flip through method) (Ezekiel 8:5-6)

"Then He said to me, "Son of man, lift your eyes now toward the north ." So I lifted my eyes toward the north and there, north of the altar gate, was this image of jealousy in the entrance. Furthermore He said to me, "Son of man, do you see what they are doing, the abominations that the house of Israel commits here, to make Me go far away from My sanctuary? Now turn again, you will see greater abominations."

This passage meant nothing to me last night...so much so...I went to reading something else, but maybe it wasn't meant for me...since It's been called to my rememberance TODAY. Son of man (DC) people will commit abominable acts against you to cause you to be moved from your place in God, but you shall not be moved..."Greater is He that is in me (you) then He that is in the world"

People can be a disappoint, but GOD... Lo, I'm so glad you can not be moved EITHER... test and trials come to make you stong, so keep it up.

CapCity said...

Wow - as they say in Spanish: Vaya Con Dios. Or in English: May God be with You.

Lo said...

JustMeWriting, what a lovely, timely comment. Isn't it amazing how something will cross our line of vision (like the biblical passage you read) and we won't get it at the time, but then, in short order, it will rear its head in absolute relevance?

As for me standing with Damon, he's one of the most honest, loving men I know. Brutally honest, lovingly honest, happily honest, sadly honest, pick an emotion, but they're all accompanied by honesty. It is both refreshing and startling in a world where a lot of folks will straddle the fence of truth. But he's not just a man of words...he walks it, too, and me watching that walk, which is not done for my benefit but is because of who he is, inspires me on many levels. We can't be torn asunder by crap like this.

Jealousy and bitterness are such wasted emotions. There are so many things that energy could be converted into for good. Let God judge His own.

dc_speaks said...

JMW and Cap: God is with me. Thank you for the scripture, JMW. It is truly timely and appreciated. It's refeshing indeed.

CortneyGee said...

What the fuck did I go to sleep and wake up to? Of course I would have posted something already in Damon's defense if I wasn't up all night doing a purge of omission my damn self. Not that Damon needs to be defended ... he is truly a good guy , sometimes I hate him for it ... cause he makes my black hat even darker ... smile . Never has my bad guy persona been so evident till I started hanging with dude. He never has a unkind word for even the most downtrodden and believe me in our city there are many that can be put in that box. He is always upbeat and willing to share a smile or extend a hand. Dude even helps me with my dogs believe me this is no mere feat. Lucy one of the most fearsome and potentially dangerous canines I've ever owned has been softened by his shining personality. I knew about this case hell sat in the courtroom as support and just in case they hauled his ass off to jail ( ain't no use in going to jail and having your car impounded hehehehehe) . As far as him being shady ...I would have never allowed him to really be with my girl ( Lo) if I thought he would harm her. I trust him and I still have my eyes on that mufucka .. don't believe me ask him how many times I have offered him a two piece and a biscuit if he so much as slips and makes her hurt . " I'm Sleazy dammit protector of Reesy Misty and any other character Lo creates think I wouldn't snap a brother's neck who would harm the real herionne I love ... " I love me some Lolita shit like Kathy Bates loves Misery!!!! Nuff said ...
Damn can't believe ( Blank ) stooped so low as to put this up...
Ya'll gonna make me get off the blogosphere withthis nit picky bitchiness.
PlusI don't want ya'll looking up my record.Don't think they make enough paper to print it .. or you have a enough bandwidth to download it ...
Stay Strong he who used to wear a jheri curl and backed me up at small forward ... I got your back now ...
Cortney Gee he though a starter has no problem being the towel waiver for a championship team.

dc_speaks said...

lol..um should I thank you for the threats cortney? Justification of who I am, who I sleep with, and what legally transpired with me really wasn't the business of the internet. However the people in my life, that are important to me are knowledgeable about all things Damon.

Who else needs to know? What purpose does it serve? It doesn't change anything. If it makes you(ya'll) happy, go ahead and say what you must.

mark said...

" EVEN if it was shady..."Let he who is without sin cast the first stone."

mark bey: Yo DC none of us are perfect. In the past I did some shit I had absolutely no business doing. So whatever flaws you have or did have its all good bro, none of us are perfect.

Also I dont trip off nothing that has happened in the past because I know folks sitting in Jail for selling crack who are better human biengs than folks I know who go to chuch every sunday. I also know wonderful people who go to church every sunday.

DC my brotha do not worry about the haters they are all going to helll god dosent allow haters into heaven.

Lastly DC continue bieng your stellar self and you will rise about such playa hatin.

dc_speaks said...

yo...thanks, Mark!

Nic said...

DC,
Well first off, I want to thank you for your honesty. I really appreciate you going out of your way to create this post today. But am I the only one that's pissed. I had to remove that from my comments section twice today. DC, I consider you a good blog-friend and a very good person. Why someone would do this to you is beyond me. So to "Anonymous" (or whoever posted that) please know that I can't stand when people try to hurt my friends in anyway. Maybe it's because I’m still kind-of young....but things like this infuriate me! Anyway if you're reading this...(and you probably are) fall back!! Your hate is not welcome. "Let go & Let God".


Peace
Riddin' for DC!

Vickie said...

I admirer your honesty, courage, and integrity...remember the saying crabs in a barrel someone sees your trying to get out dont let them pull you down... smile it looks good on you... hey Damon For President...

dc_speaks said...

Cort Gizzle, you are indeed an awesome friend. Yes, you knew about all of this last year as it was happening far before the charges were filed. Yes, I went against your advice and paid people back knowing that I wasn't goin gto get a dime back. No, you won't give me any knuckle sandwiches, but I will call you brother...and not just my friend.

Vickie...that is truly a wonderful expression of compassion and has a ring of truth in it too. you're pretty damn cool yo damn self.

It's amazing that I can come into the blogosphere and attract so much negative attention. Why? The people that I beef with online/offline don't hear from, I don't visit their pages, don't call or accept their calls, they get nothing but crickets. If what I do impacts anyone so negatively, then I encourage you to have a coke and a smile. It's a big world on the net, we don't even have to be neighbors.

mark said...

DC out of curiosity do you know this prick.


Secondly playa hatin should be made illegal If haters were publicly Flogged and then had turpentine thrown on thier backs afterwards I bet that would cut out some of the hating.

Honest said...

Amazingly the internet is really like real life and sometimes I forget that. That anon person posted the comment on my page and I thought it was spam. I had no idea who Damon was nor did I read beyond the first few lines. Either way I say more power to you for owning up to your mistakes and moving on. Not enough people do that and hopefully people can learn from your example.

dc_speaks said...

Mark...everything is under control.

Good looking out.

@Honest: lol..wow, sorry to hear that it was on your site too. I don't even know you. But I thank you for stopping by to say those words.

Jennifer said...

Hey DC... yeah I got one of those emails! :-( Deleted it and moved on!

We all make mistakes... we learn from them, we grow, and we move on!

:-)

JJ

dc_speaks said...

sorry about that Jen...

Have a peaceful evening.

I feel pretty good considering the ugliness that was spread with partial truths around the blogosphere.

Have a great night everyone...GO CAVS!!!

Nic said...

And I know I already commented, but I have to add that I was kind of amused that this person has had a "WHEN KEEPING IT REAL GOES WRONG " moment. Just could't help myself. ;)

Sojourner G said...

Bruh, I'm new to you and you to me. It's stuff like this that makes you lose faith in people (puttin' you out there like that). Whoever did it, I'm sure,...heck, I'm not sure about anything.

i'll just say this: You ARE a man. I love the way you faced your demons down and moved on.

Proud son. Proud.

dc_speaks said...

thank you for that Soj G. I appreciate the words.

yesterday I was extremely hot over the subject and didn't want to give it any power over me. As I said previously, I never claim to be anything other than me.

The people that are in my immediate life are well aware of everything. I don't hide who I am. I don't lie about who I am. I didn't feel the need to run from it or shut the blog down..for what?

Am I proud of all the decisions that I made in my past? Hell no. Did I learn from them...well yeah.

I suppose you could say that all the experiences that I went through...being a bar owner, serial sportsf*cker, drug dealer, and cd/dvd hustler gave me lots of material for my passion of writing. So something certainly good did come of it.

Wow...i never thought of it that way.

mark said...

" yesterday I was extremely hot over the subject and didn't want to give it any power over me."


mark bey: Yo DC I have to thank you for the lesson of restraint you have showed me.

I could not tell from your post how mad you were, if a similar thing had happened to me my rage would have been aparent an in post I would have written on the subject.

JustMeWriting said...

well, I'm just back to say I'm glad this is water under the bridge, and dc...next time tell your stalkers to ONLY stalk YOU and leave us innocent people alone...LOL. (you know I'm playing)

nic: I CAN'T STAND YOU FOR COMING BACK WITH THAT COMMENT...LOL...LOL (I DON'T LIKE PEOPLE PLANEN ON MY PHONE) LOL...LOL...LOL. (you make me sick)

KIKI said...

Ok... been away for awile...WHAT THE FUCK IS GOING ON! I check my e-mail yesterday & see that a comment was left on my blog by anon. I check my comments & it's your criminal record. So of course I'm like WTF IS THIS SHIT! I hadn't checked your spot yet, so I deleted that BS off my blog, and checked yours & saw that you had posted it on your spot. I was confused as hell, still am but now it's starting to make some kinda sense. WHO IN THE HELL FELT THAT YO BIDNEZZ WAS THEIR/OUR BIDNEZZ!

Here's how I feel about...I DON'T GIVE A GOOD GOT-DAMN WHAT YOU DID IN YOUR PAST...It's about the man you are today & how you treat people. And no, we're not the best of friends & we don't hang out, so I don't know everything about you. What I DO know...your a single father raising his child (that right there puts you above many), your there for those that call you "friend", and you've never treated me with disrespect...therefore...YOU AHRIGHT WIT ME...AND I'M PROUD TO CALL YOU HOMIE!

FUCK DEM HATERS!

dc_speaks said...

lol@JMW for evening saying that line.

@mark: I lost it during parts of the day dude, but on the whole the solidairty shown on this blog with my peeps helped get me through fairly well.

I was more concerned about the impact it would have on Lo. She knew everything already, which was a goofy assumption that whomever...made.

In the end, I am still only me.

Kiki: that was incredibly sweet and thoughtful. I call you homie too..