Tag Archives: South Mountain Community College

Rodney Smith Case: “South Mountain Shooter” Continues Waiting For Trial

by Brian A. Wilkins
1/21/2010

ORIGINAL LINK: http://blog.operation-nation.com/2010/01/21/rodney-smith-case-south-mountain-shooter-continues-waiting-for-trial.aspx

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In case you’re wondering why Operation Nation has not given an update on the case of Rodney Smith, Jr. – the alleged “South Mountain Shooter” who was forced to defend himself with his pistol at South Mountain Community College in South Phoenix back on July 24, 2008 – it’s because…there is no update.

Mr. Smith, now 24-years-old, has been on house arrest with an ankle-monitor since late October 2008, waiting for his constitutional right to a public trial by jury. And according to several sources, Mr. Smith is frequently harassed by a … Read Entire Article

Charges Dropped Against Rodney Smith Sr.

by Brian A. Wilkins
6/9/2009

ORIGINAL LINK: http://blog.operation-nation.com/2009/06/09/charges-dropped-against-rodney-smith-sr.aspx

In yet another blow to Maricopa County prosecutor Heather Wicht’s quest to destroy the lives of the entire Smith family, Rodney Smith, Sr., the father of alleged “South Mountain Shooter” Rodney Smith Jr., had all charges dropped against him in connection with the July 24, 2008 incident. Michelle Denise Smith, Smith Jr. mother, was acquitted at trial in April on charges of “interferring with police.” Smith Sr. had been on house arrest since being released in September from the Maricopa County Jail in connection with the charges.

Wicht, along with her … Read Entire Article

Rodney Smith Could Use Drew Peterson’s Lawyer

by Brian A. Wilkins
5/19/2009

ORIGINAL LINK: http://blog.operation-nation.com/2009/05/19/rodney-smith-could-use-drew-petersons-lawyer.aspx

If only Rodney E. Smith Jr., the alleged “South Mountain Shooter” who Euro-American media was obsessed with for about three days after the July 24 incident last year, had millions of dollars or was a former thug cop.

Mr. Smith has been entangled in the Maricopa County justice system since that day he was forced to protect himself from the same attackers who jumped him and broke his jaw eight months prior. Not only does Maricopa County prosecutor Heather Wicht continue to arrogantly and comfortably violate Arizona’s conflict of interest statuteRead Entire Article

Maricopa County Attorney Is Violating Conflict of Interest Statutes

by Brian A. Wilkins
1/26/2009

ORIGINAL LINK: http://blog.operation-nation.com/2009/01/26/maricopa-county-attorney-is-violating-conflict-of-interest-statutes.aspx

FACT: Maricopa County prosecutor Heather Wicht has been on the Rodney Smith (alleged “South Mountain Shooter”) case since the supervening indictment was issued in early August 2008.

FACT: Wicht was also the prosecutor for Rashad McCuin, Isaac Smith, and Leander Louis, the three men who were given plea bargains – BY WICHT – after viciously attacking Rodney Smith back in December of 2007.

FACT: Wicht and Maricopa County Attorney Andrew Thomas are in violation of A.R.S. § 38-503, a class 6 felony.

There has to be a reason, other than obvious Read Entire Article

“South Mountain Shooter” trial may not happen until late 2010

Operation Nation Report
1/26/2009

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ORIGINAL LINK: http://blog.operation-nation.com/2009/01/26/south-mountain-shooter-trial-may-not-happen-until-late-2010.aspx

Rodney Smith, 23, appeared in Maricopa County Superior Court today. The State accuses Smith of recklessly opening fire at South Mountain Community College, in south Phoenix, on July 24, 2008.

Defense attorney Marci Kratter argued before Superior Court Justice Cari Harrison, to modify Smith’s release conditions further. Smith was originally being held in Maricopa County Jail on a $200,000 cash bond before Kratter successfully argued the bond was excessive back on October 22. The bond was lowered to $16,000 and Smith has been on house arrest with an ankle monitor since his release Read Entire Article

BREAKING NEWS: Rodney Smith’s Bond Lowered

Smith’s family will post bond tonight.

by Brian A. Wilkins
10/22/08

ORIGINAL LINK: http://blog.operation-nation.com/2008/10/22/breaking-news-rodney-smith-bond-lowered.aspx

The alleged “South Mountain Shooter” will walk out of the Maricopa County Lower Buckeye Jail within the next 24 hours. Superior Court Commissioner Phemonia Miller heard arguments this morning from defense attorney Marci Kratter highlighting Smith’s educational accomplishments, no prior criminal record, and strong family ties. Smith’s mother and brother also took the stand on behalf of Smith. The prosecution objected to lowering the bond, but the judge ruled in favor of the defense.

“I could tell the judge had sympathy for my case,” Smith said. … Read Entire Article

The Rodney Smith Profile

By Brian A. Wilkins
10/5/08

ORIGINAL LINK: http://blog.operation-nation.com/2008/10/05/the-rodney-smith-profile.aspx

CLICK HERE TO BE RE-DIRECTED TO THE “JUSTICE FOR RODNEY SMITH” PAGE CONTAINING ALL THE LATEST NEWS AND NOTES ABOUT MR. SMITH AND THIS CASE, INCLUDING THE ILLEGAL PROSECUTION, MALICIOUS CHANGE OF JUDGES IN THE CASE, AND MORE.

-born January 13, 1986 in Phoenix, Arizona at Thunderbird Hospital.

-attended Whittier Elementary School in Mesa from kindergarten through sixth grade.

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-“I loved being at school,” said Rodney. “I had perfect attendance almost every year.”

-attended Ed and Verma Pastor Junior High in South Phoenix

-was valedictorian of 8th grade class.

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-“I … Read Entire Article