For our report on Patricia Gregory post-arraignment, see the video at the bottom
of this page. She speaks
(Okay....she only spoke to complain we kept asking her when she was going to take down her websites.)
The difference between Orange County and the San Diego DA's commitment to protect the public became apparent on November 18, 2011 when Judge Martin W. Staven
refused to take Gregory into custody in spite of a requests from DA Sherry Thompson, and pleas from both victims.
But then, getting Gregory in trial in the first place was a feat. First, San Diego DA Jeff Dort ignored requests for prosecution for a year.
After a full year of victims providing Dort documentation, Dort rejected the case in a voice mail phone message to one of Gregory's victims. Click here to play it.
Next, The UT profiled Gregory.
Then DA Dumanis became somwhat motivated. (Dumanis is running for mayor) Gregory was charged with 11 felonies and theft of over $100,000.00.
However, because Gregory is a former employee of the County (Child Support Division - oh, the irony) Gregory was not arrested.
Just told to show up for an initial hearing. Sweet!
The good news was DA Sherry Thompson has game. Not that it mattered. Gregory still wasn't arrested.
Our concern: In a move echoing Ron Lais while he was out on bail, Gregory refuses to take down her website
. A site that targets members of the military. As such, soldiers, possibly about to be deployed soldiers, remain at risk. (See below regarding Gary Schons.)
Gregory's next appearance: December 14, 2011; Vista, California.