By Ken Krayeske • 9:05 AM EST • Updated 1:10 PM EST
Our long national nightmare is not over yet. Next, we have to get the war criminals. First, though, I am being deposed today. The lawsuit is Krayeske v. Hartford, filed in the Federal District Court in New Haven, 07-cv-0827.
At 10 a.m., I will be in the offices of Kainen, Escalera and McHale at 21 Oak Street, Hartford answering questions about all things January 3, 2007. I have only the truth and a quote from Wadsworth, or the Charter Oak to guide me.
"A great wrong is being done us and the black looks of your associates shall not deter me from saying so in your presence. Every man in this Colony has faced death too often to hesitate when called upon to express his opinions."
That is the voice of John Wadsworth (I think) speaking before Governor Andros, the king's representative, in Moses Butler's Tavern in Hartford, Oct. 31, 1687. Andros was there to reclaim the Fundamental Orders, the liberal Connecticut charter granted by the King. As the story goes, the candles went out, the Connecticut Charter disappeared from the tavern and a young Lt. Joseph Wadsworth hid the Charter in the mighty oak pictured above.
That courage is what we need today. As much as it is morning in America, as much as a new day has arrived, I don't believe that Obama ends the security state that put me in this predicament. Perhaps it is one of the soft changes we see.
One can only hope for the best, and prepare for the worst.
UPDATE: My deposition was cancelled because Attorney Stephen Sarnoski, from Attorney General Dick Blumenthal's office, was on military leave and was a no show. Forget the fact that this was scheduled two months ago, Sarnoski probably made a mistake. Since his boss wasn't in, we couldn't confirm that the AG's office wouldn't want to depose me again - they are representing two state police officers - Mark Casista and Pedro Rosado. So we cancelled it, and Joseph McQuade, attorney for three city cops, will file for an extension of discovery until Janaury 28, 2009.