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Fayette County’s Court of Common Pleas Judge Puts Fracking Above One Mans Health and Human Rights .

December 16, 2012

You know it is getting personal when the law is siding with the Gas Industry, even when it’s wrong. It seem when Joe Bezjak a 76-year-old man from Uniontown Fayette County Pennsylvania, tried to stop the dumping of frack waste water on “His” property he was arrested.

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Background info: Sometime this week, Joe Bezjak, 76 yr. old, was jailed for trying to keep Williams Mid Mountain workers from dumping waste fluid onto his farm. Judge Nancy Vernon, of Fayette County’s Court of Common Pleas, ordered Joe to be jailed for breaking a court order which forbid him from disturbing pipe line workers on his own property.

If not being able to protect your own land from being polluted doesn’t outrage us, then the fact that Joes’ human rights are being violated by those that are incarcerating him.

Earlier this year Joe caught Williams Mountain Midstream workers dumping mine water on his property. He had pictures and everything. He threw them off his property. Got taken to court. Court order slapped on Joe by Judge Nancy Vernon. Judge didn’t care about his story or his pictures. He was told to leave the workers alone, with court order to that effect slapped on him. DEP was contacted and DEP issued a violation because of the dumping incident.

So when the workers recently showed up again and started doing the same thing – dumping mine water on his cow pasture – he asked the workers to leave after until DEP approved a plan of remediation. (There are cattle grazing in the affected field, the stream is also impacted.) They go to authorities. Joe’s declared in violation of court order – contempt of court – by Judge Nancy Vernon. Vernon sends him immediately to jail, where he is currently being held, without bail, without visitors, and without his medications. He is 76 years old.

Judge Vernon, needs to remove herself from the Gas Industry’s pockets and back the property owners. I feel the Politicians, and Judicial Branch that allow these activities should be held responsible along with the Gas Industry when the unthinkable happens to the citizens, their animals and their property.

If you care about human rights and want to help Mr. Bezjak you are being ask to show up at the court house.;

Supporters are asked to be at the Fayette County jail. Bring signs saying you support Joe.

At 9 a.m., Joe Bezjak will appear in Fayette County Court, 61 East Main St., Uniontown.

If you can’t attend, please call:

US Senator Bob Casey – (202) 224-6324

Fayette County State Senator Richard A Kasunic – (724) 626-1611

Fayette County State Representative. Tim Mahoney – (724) 438-6100

Fayette County Judge NANCY VERNON – 724-430-1397 – she’s the one who sent Joe to jail.

We have to show the government on all levels, we won’t stand for the injustice that is happening all over the state.


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  1. December 17, 2012 8:20 pm

    Joe is actually 73 and was a public school administrator for 40 years. He has never has so much as a speeding ticket.

    Is the Fayette County court corrupt? Sure looks like it.


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