Who is Daniel Smith
This Preview will bring you up to speed about a decade-long, Federal-storm-trooper assault on a humble, caring soul who sought only to help disease-stricken fellow humans worldwide.
Why Daniel Smith has become a hero for tens of thousands of suffering people throughout the globe: Daniel founded Project Green Life (PGL), an alternative health association that made the first professional grade MMS (Master Mineral Solution) ~ making it available in over 160 countries between 2007 and 2011.
Out of the blue the U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) began warning Daniel that they wanted the distribution of MMS to stop - immediately. Following legal consultation, Daniel wrote the FDA explaining how MMS was improving the health of multitudes around the world and asked them why they were making this demand. Silence. Daniel sent the document again. Continued silence. Daniel repeated a third time.
Rather than responding, the FDA initiated a year-long clandestine reconnaissance mission for the purpose of secretly securing search and seizure warrants aimed at putting PGL out of business in one fail swoop. It became obvious that this pursuit by the FDA was another example of a plethora of similar militant assaults on other Alternative Health companies and practitioners and in truth was a part of the agency's ongoing war against health freedom. In Daniel’s case they threatened him with 38 years in a Federal prison figuring Daniel would immediately close Project Green Life and thus block the distribution of MMS ever again.
Even though hundreds of users of MMS wrote the FDA declaring praises for the efficacy of MMS the FDA continued and intensified their unconstitutional actions. Daniel was arrested and charged with six felonies along with his wife and two employees. For what you ask? Helping people to get well.
Following a mockery of a trial in which Daniel was forbidden by the Judge to put on a defense he was convicted and sentenced to 51 months in a Federal Penitentiary. Even with this travesty-of-justice punishment the Prosecutor argued with the Judge demanding Daniel be sentenced to Life in Prison.
As you look through this fact-filled blog (StandByDaniel.com) you’ll suspect a scheming collusion between the FDA and gigantic International Pharmaceutical entities. Daniel was portrayed as a conniving, evil, greedy Snake-Oil profiteer. One Federal employee even said, "I consider you a Domestic Terrorist!" Really? C’mon. Get real.
Truth is stranger than fiction. Right? This blog ~ StandByDaniel.com ~ will answer this query.
Appellate Court Passes the Buck
WILL DANIEL EVER GO HOME...continued ???
On April 19th, 2017 - two Judges from the 9th Circuit Court of Appeals held Daniel’s Motion to be released until the actual Appeal is decided upon. Yes, that’s right, they held it in their hands, read it and instead of releasing Daniel - they opted to Pass the Buck. They sent it back to the trial court in Spokane and ordered her honor to make a decision about releasing Daniel. She is the same judge that 719 days ago rejected Daniel’s nearly identical motion to not be imprisoned until the Appellate Court decided on his appeal.
Does anyone really believe the Trial Judge is going to dramatically reverse herself and send Daniel home until the Appellate Court rules on overturning his conviction? Why, oh why, didn't the two Appellate Judges release Daniel? So - I repeat, Will Daniel Ever Go Home? Tragically it remains a frightening conundrum doesn’t it?
BACK AT SPOKANE FEDERAL DISTRICT COURT
The Trial Judge has ordered both Daniel’s Defense Attorney and the Federal Prosecutor to provide their arguments for and against his release pending the decision on his appeal. She said she’ll make her decision on May 26th...just 11 days from now.
Today, May 15, 2017, Daniel has been wrongly jailed for 719 days.
BACK AT SEATAC FEDERAL DETENTION CENTER:
Daniel, while still going round and round the merry-go round, is trying to be optimistic and praying that the trial Judge will reverse herself and release him while he awaits the final appeal decision from the 9th Circuit Court of Appeals.
Please consider: If you were wrongly imprisoned for 719 days and there was a slight possibility you could be released and go home with your family while awaiting the actual final appeal ruling by the 9th Circuit Appellate Court - would you not try with all your heart to go home? I would!
Daniel’s superb attorney has included a powerful argument to support releasing him now. He has told the Judge what the Bureau of Prisons (BOP) thinks about Daniel. In non-legalese terminology - Daniel has a 100% perfect conduct record: he has had two furloughs (One was for nearly 600 miles roundtrip) plus his prison employment is as a type of chauffer who has a pass to leave the prison and drive inmates and/or others whom the prison orders him to do so. The gravity of this is that HE HAS PROVEN HE IS NOT A FLIGHT RISK.
Here’s a tiny bit of the legalese wording of Daniel’s attorney: "Community custody status is defined by BOP as "[t]he lowest custody level assigned to an inmate which affords the lowest level of security and staff supervision." Attachment at 40 (CA No. 15-30332 DktEntry 67-2 at 10). Such inmate "may be eligible for the least secure housing, including any which is outside the institution’s perimeter, may work on outside. See CA No. 15-30332 DktEntry 41-1 (provided as a supplement to first 1 motion for release pending appeal). Motion and Memorandum Supporting Release Pending Appeal 6Case 2:13-cr-00014-RMP Document 857 Filed 05/05/17 "details with minimal supervision, and may participate in community-based program activities if other eligibility requirements are met." Id.
BACK AT THE 9th CIRCUIT APPELLATE COURT IN SAN FRANCISCO:
The same two appellate judges who passed the bail-release motion back to the trial judge ordered their appellate-court clerk to expedite getting Daniel’s actual appeal onto the 9th Circuit Court of Appeals Docket. I see this as a good decision and hopefully it means the outcome of Daniel’s appeal may be known in the near future.
Whatever the Appellate Court decides about Daniel’s appeal is open to anyone’s guesstimate. The Appellate Court can decide to speedily approve or deny the appeal; or they can sit on their hands for as long as they want. Their eventual response may result in any one of a variety of outcomes: viz., Overturn the Conviction; Deny the Appeal; Order a New Trial; etc.
Today, May 15, 2017, Daniel has been wrongly jailed for 719 days.
A PERSONAL MESSAGE FROM DANIEL TO YOU:
"Hi Dad, please give my thanks for all the support my loved ones give. I feel blessed. I'm encouraged and feeling hopeful it will all be over soon. I’m sending big hugs to each of them. Also I really appreciate the many books, letters, emails and financial support provided by you caring supporters. From the bottom of my heart, Love Daniel"
FROM A DAD’S HEART TO YOURS:
My Son committed no crime...he sacrificed greatly to help others. He gave and gave and gave. He is loved by thousands and thousands who thank him, weep for him and pray unceasingly. Many years ago a poet must have followed me and Daniel and then wrote this poem: Daddy’s Little Man:
"I watched him as he glanced up
To look at Daddy’s face ..
He walked a little faster
To keep up with the pace.
I watched him as he reached out
and took his Daddy’s hand ..
Trying to do everything like him
And be Daddy’s little man.
I listened to his questions
Asked in baby talk ..
Daddy answered as best he could
as they continued with their walk.
You could tell he started to tire
For it was plain to see ..
He stopped and held up his little arms
And said "Daddy Please hold me".
Daddy grinned and picked him up
carried him awhile without a peep ..
Held his little boy close to him
For Daddy’s little man had fallen.
By © Daddy’s Little Man by Mildred Paxton
Your sacrificial donations have provided Daniel’s commissary needs, maintained his family’s household needs and made monthly payments on his gigantic fine. Please consider sending even just a small gift at this difficult time.
If you prefer to send your Donation conventionally: USPS, UPS, FedEx, etc. please send it to:
9208 NE Highway 99, Suite 107-165
Vancouver, WA 98665-8986
Please Note: It is not possible for Daniel to have his own bank account while in prison ~ that’s why, I his father, receive it for him. To be deposited for Daniel’s and his family’s use it needs to be made out to Larry Smith.
(1) I’ll send you Daniel’s new personal email address if you ask.
(2) If you’d like to purchase a book as a gift and send it to Daniel ~ ask and I’ll send you the shipping info.
May Your Goodness Be Richly Rewarded
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