Jan. 31, 2018
Digital: Non-fiction: General
Paul Brakke and his wife, Carol, believed that obeying the law and telling the truth was good enough. They believed that the truth would indeed prevail. They were wrong. Paul and Carol Brakke's nightmare began when some local kids falsely accused Carol of trying to run one of them over. The kids didn't like her interfering with their play at a dangerous intersection. Based on this false accusation and additional lies by neighbors who wanted to get the Brakke's out of the neighborhood, Carol was subjected to psychological warfare, which included and involuntary commitment to a psych ward, two psychological evaluations, exile from her home, delays in setting a trial date, and the threat of a 16-year jail term. These circumstances forced the Brakke's to agree to move out of their home to another community as part of a plea bargain in which all charges related to aggravated assault were dropped.
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