A Miner Detail takes pride in our investigative journalism. We have taken on the difficult stories, investigating all levels of the government and political entities. During the course of our investigations, we always make enemies. That has never stopped us from pursuing the truth.
We have been made aware of a serious affront to the freedom of the press. Two of the subjects of A Miner Detail articles have resorted to using their power in the Judiciary and exerting undue influence over law enforcement against Eric Beasley.
Eric began his investigation into the Frederick County Courthouse months ago concerning Judge Theresa Adams, who is up for election this year. The information was brought to him during a public Republican Club of Frederick County meeting with State’s Attorney Charlie Smith.
A Miner Detail is in possession of documents authored by deputies of the Frederick County Sheriff’s Office and Magistrate Joanie Raymond (aka Joanmarie Brubaker, aka Jray Brubaker). These documents indicate that Judge Adams and Magistrate Raymond contacted law enforcement concerning Eric Beasley as retaliation for coverage of their judicial decisions and conduct.
Judge Adams spoke to a “D Patton”, and then LT John Benner of the FCSO on the morning of February 13th, 2020. Magistrate Raymond e-mailed her report to multiple Deputies on February 17th, 2020.
LT Benner wrote an e-mail recounting his conversation with Judge Adams, which states “We did not see anything threatening, except for comments made by someone responding to Beasley’s post“.
Mr. Beasley made no threat, in any medium, concerning Judge Adams and Magistrate Raymond. A Miner Detail reached out to the commentator referenced, which stated that no law enforcement has contacted them.
A Miner Detail maintains that the only security risks associated with Judge Adams’ courtroom are the child rape victims, whose attackers are sentenced to 18 months in jail. The only security risks in Magistrate Raymond’s courtroom are the children she places in the care of their abusive parents.
LT Benner also stated “Judge Adams did not want us to contact Beasley at all“.
A Miner Detail intends to publish the full documents with commentary at a future date.
The result of their investigation was the creation of a security bulletin with Eric Beasley’s name on it. This bulletin contained a dossier on our reporter, plus a satellite view of his home in Brunswick. This bulletin was distributed to Sheriff’s Deputies in the Frederick County Courthouse.
What relevance does satellite imagery of a reporter’s home have to a security bulletin related to the courthouse?
A Miner Detail requested this dossier through a PIA and was denied.
The statements from LT Benner of the FCSO was not enough to end it. Magistrate Raymond wrote a hyperbolic, militaristic, and mythomanic e-mail to multiple Sheriff’s Deputies.
Raymond states on February 17th, 2020, “Eric Beasley is on a warpath right now“, “He has gotten more vicious“, “Everything he said was bullshit, except for the bit of poor judgement I exercised last St. Patrick’s Day in a joking post I put up about my Irish heritage. It seemed funny at the time, but not so much now that it’s being thrown in my face.“
In future articles, we will explain why Magistrate Raymond’s statements are relevant to her conduct on the bench. The reader should note what the “bullshit” actually is. Eric explained that Magistrate Raymond declared $80,000 a year in compensation from a corporation that does not legally exist. The issue is not the compensation, it is the non-operational corporate entity.
Raymond continues, “Anyways, when the AOC released my financial disclosures, they accidentally forgot in one place to redact my home address. So I wanted to give you a heads up that this guy knows my home address (and who knows if he will try to publish it), but also that he’s out there.“
A Miner Detail is not responsible for negligent government employees that do not adequately redact documents. That does not make Mr. Beasley a threat nor does it justify the initiation of government force against him. This low-grade suspicion displayed by Magistrate Raymond is completely unfounded. On many occasions, A Miner Detail has received PIA and FOIA responses which are unredacted or contains records which are not releasable.
Once the lockdown is over, we intend to continue our series of articles using publicly available information and sources. Over 4,000 unique readers have seen our articles on the Frederick County Court System, along with numerous political activists who are taking positive action to remove Judge Adams from the bench through the electoral process.
As long-time A Miner Detail readers know, Eric works in information security and uses his professional skills for journalistic endeavors. We utilize publicly available information and correlation from multiple sources to get to the bottom of our stories.
The readers should also note that on February 12th, 2020, Judge Adams signed an injunction preventing Eric from publishing hours of video footage that directly relate to Adams’ and Raymond’s abilities as fair arbitrators of justice. While this has hampered A Miner Detail’s reporting, our friends at Drunk ‘N Disorderly Media hosted a podcast with Laura Ewing and Nicole Ryan (aka Nicole Waugh) that included some of the videos.
A Miner Detail firmly stands behind Eric Beasley’s reporting of Judge Theresa Adams’ actual record in the courtroom and Magistrate Joanie Raymond’s financial/judicial impropriety.
No employees from the Frederick County Sheriff’s Office have reached out to Eric. Nor has any action been taken against Eric as a result of these claims.
A Miner Detail has reached out to Theresa Adams’ campaign and Maryland Judiciary for comments on previous articles and not received any comment. Due to safety concerns for our reporter and his family, we did not reach out for comment concerning this article.
Eric is a former officer in the Republican Club of Frederick County and Frederick County Republican Central Committee between 2015 and 2018. Former guest host on WFMD and showrunner on WTHU. Avid gardener and food preserver. Graduated from Libertarianism to Anarchism as the corruption level in the state requires us to start over from scratch.