In his “Prosecutor’s Column” printed in the July 25 issue of this paper, Stevens County Prosecutor Tim Rasmussen guestions whether or not Attorney General Bob Ferguson is doing his job. I totally agree with Rasmussen’s obvious conclusion that he is not. Ferguson, likewise, refuses to answer my letters. Yes, even those sent by expensive Certified Mail. Admittedly, I am but a mere private tax-paying “peasant,” but the fact that Ferguson refuses to respond to Mr. Rasmussen provides certain proof that he is not doing his job as clearly set forth by law and much precedent.
This being said, however, now Mr. Rasmussen ought to know a little of how hurtful and disgusting it is when I am “treated” to the same type of bitter “medicine” from him and other leading Stevens County officials including the commissioners and auditor. I have been subjected to not merely two years of insult and/or flat out rude and dishonest treatment, but for more than 35 years.
Several years ago, in a letter printed in the other well-known Stevens County newspaper, I suggested that Mr. Rasmussen should write a column explaining upon what legal basis did Stevens County (before he was the prosecutor) sell my property for “back taxes.” I was not allowed to pay, even while duly recording Warranty Deeds for others covering many acres and lots in the very same development. Mr. Rasmussen never took me up on my pointed suggestions!
He like his predecessors, refuses to write an official document in full, open, honest “explanation” of what his county did in my case. He, in a letter to me, wrote that I may have had grounds for a lawsuit many years ago, but the passing of many years now precludes such action. When I, in writing, asked whom the suit should have been against, he refuses to answer the question. When I, again in writing, asked for a copy of a supposed law which prevents a government entity from righting a wrong after the statute had run, and he refuses to answer!
In December of 2018, in keeping with the directions of his office, I filed an extremely fair claim against Stevens County, but, par for their usual years of rude and unfair treatment of me, I have not been afforded the courtesy of any official reply or explanation whatever.
In conclusion – and I could write much more on my unsavory case if space were allowed – it would seem to me that Mr. Rasmussen and Stevens County may be receiving a dose of the “medicine” they have been forcing upon me for many long, ulcer-causing years!