If a blind man leads a blind man,
both will fall into a pit.
If the words of Jesus are true how much more so for King County Prosecutor Dan Satterberg who declares things innocent or guilty before any investigation!
And if Satterberg pre-determines guilt there will be no investigation for the truth and facts of evidence. Such is a fact.
The Puff Piece
Profile / Mark Larson: Stepping Down: Moving On
January 1, 2020| in General, Profile
JANUARY 2020 BAR BULLETIN
By Dan Satterberg
“Mark makes things look easy. He has an “aw shucks” way about him that belies how much he has studied a subject and his decades of experience in and out of the courtroom.”
reviewed unto His righteousness
“Woe to you experts in the law, because you have taken away the key to knowledge. You yourselves have not entered, and you have hindered those who were entering.” (Luke 11:52)
What a Convention for Blind Lawyers Dan Satterberg’s puff-piece blog article was on the smoke and mirror “retirement” of King County Prosecutor Mark Larson. If there is one thing about King County Prosecutors their yes never means yes and their no never means no. Let your “Yes” be yes, and your “No,” no, or you will be condemned. (James 5:12)
The reality is blind Satterberg cannot help blind Larson both of whom hypocrisies are easily exposed by a holy Living God and those walking in the Light of Jesus. But everything exposed by the light becomes visible, for it is light that makes everything visible. This is why it is said: “Wake up, O sleeper, rise from the dead, and Christ will shine on you.” (Ephesians 5:13-14)
If Christian claiming King County Prosecutors even bothered to read the Bible, and there is no evidence they do, they would know all of the advertised flimsy walls, covered in whitewash, that Larson and Satterberg have built will soon be torn down by the God of Truth.I will tear down the wall you have covered with whitewash and will level it to the ground so that its foundation will be laid bare. When it falls, you will be destroyed in it; and you will know that I am the Lord . So I will spend my wrath against the wall and against those who covered it with whitewash. I will say to you, “The wall is gone and so are those who whitewashed it, (Ezekiel 13:14-15)
Jesus certainly spoke the Truth when commenting on the likes of these two “humble,” most notably, “aw-shucks” King County Prosecutors Larson and Satterberg.
As God commanded, “let no one take you captive by empty words.”
Fact is King County Prosecutors are fat and overfed full surrounded by socipant Judges and abuse-enabler defense attorneys so the “aw-sucks” do not just “look easy” they are easy for Mark Larson to put on display . and have grown fat and sleek. Their evil deeds have no limit; they do not plead the case of the fatherless to win it, they do not defend the rights of the poor. (Jeremiah 5:28)
If a blind man leads a blind man, both will fall into a pit. (Matthew 15:14)
This is what happens when you gather around yourself others of “like faith” who are blinded by their false humility, self-importance and have refused the power of God to humble them.
For it requires a work of the Holy Spirit from the Living God to open men’s eyes to their religious sins, hypocrisy, and blindness.
Let none be taken in by Satterberg’s false Christianity for which more than ample evidence can be found at www.hardtruth.us. The reason Satterberg and Larson are so very blind is they have gathered around themselves a large number of lawyers and individuals who will tell them what their love-of-flattery itching ears want to hear. For the time will come when men will not put up with sound doctrine. Instead, to suit their own desires, they will gather around them a great number of teachers to say what their itching ears want to hear. (2 Timothy 4:3)
Indeed, if any section of Dan Satterberg’s puff-piece were true the hate crime out of Enumclaw Washington could never have happened with all the impurity sinful man can muster in a courtroom. For of this you can be sure: No immoral, impure or greedy person–such a man is an idolater–has any inheritance in the kingdom of Christ and of God. Let no one deceive you with empty words, for because of such things God’s wrath comes on those who are disobedient. (Ephesians 5:5-6)
“Sincerely believing” only means that the person thinks themselves righteous in actions and that their labor is a “holy mission”. History is filled with many such “ministers of justice” who condemned the innocent believing the lie that they were fulfilling a holy mission. You need to ask any defense attorney what they think of King County Prosecutor Mark Larson and Satterberg and if they speak well of them you need to find another defense attorney as that kind of favoritism means your lawyer will not have the fire to defend you in a professional manner.
As Paul of Tarus found out to “sincerely believe” in putting true Christians in prison is a vile sin that speaks of a terrible blindness. Woe to the fellow lawyers and officials who have helped harden the false humility, impure schemes, and whitewash talk of justice that Mark Larson and Satterberg are wallowing in.
Of course, nothing too amazing about lawyers believing flattering lies about themselves.
“I too was convinced that I ought to do all that was possible to oppose the name of Jesus of Nazareth. And that is just what I did in Jerusalem.
On the authority of the chief priests I put many of the saints in prison, and when they were put to death, I cast my vote against them.
Many a time I went from one synagogue to another to have them punished, and I tried to force them to blaspheme.
In my obsession against them, I even went to foreign cities to persecute them. “On one of these journeys I was going to Damascus with the authority and commission of the chief priests.
About noon, O king, as I was on the road, I saw a light from heaven, brighter than the sun, blazing around me and my companions. We all fell to the ground, and I heard a voice saying to me in Aramaic, ‘Saul, Saul, why do you persecute me? It is hard for you to kick against the goads.’
“Then I asked, ‘Who are you, Lord?’ ‘I am Jesus, whom you are persecuting,’ the Lord replied. (Acts 26:9-16)
Alas, we are talking about King County Prosecutors that object to Abuse Prevention Programs if it suits their bad conscience and “sincere” belief.
Behold this is just the kind of bad self-righteous fruit that Jesus warned about when we pick our friends, define our ethics and associate with those who we will to be around instead of allowing God to sharpen iron. The great detailing of “aw shucks” false humility will be revealed as full blown pride one day – in the meantime let known be taken in by King County Prosecutors corruption including Mark Larson’s delight of his false humility. Do not let anyone who delights in false humility Such a person goes into great detail about what he has seen, and his unspiritual mind puffs him up with idle notions. (Colossians 2:18)
Weep for these lawyers as they are never going to survive God’s cross examinations.
| Iron Sharpens Iron |
Iron & Iron
“As iron sharpens iron, so one man sharpens another” (Proverbs 27:17).
Iron by itself is cold, very cold.
Indeed, iron sitting alone will rust and is no hotter than the temperature in the room.
Iron that is not sharpening iron is a cold, lifeless, ugly form of Christianity that the world and worldly easily mock. Long gone is the love of the first church that resembled the blazing heat of iron, and long gone is the connection of the congregation that was united in heart and mind. As recorded in Acts 4:32, “All the believers were one in heart and mind. No one claimed that any of his possessions was his own, but they shared everything they had.”
God desires to arrange fellowship in the church in such a way that iron sharpens iron, His Holy Spirit applying the friction, which is the opposite of how ministries and religious men arrange their church unity. This is why there is so much sin in the church.
Unfortunately, most who claim the name become stiff-necked, cold, or, at best, lukewarm about the idea of God arranging and empowering the church to fellowship as He sees fit because it is the way of the offensive message of the cross. Church fellowship has a cosmetic design intended to feel good and look good to the world, whereas God seeks to dig deeper by heating up the zeal, purity, and sharpness of every cold piece of iron surrendered to His will.
While God seeks to arrange the members of the church in such a way that each person is sharpened by the other according to His will, we, in our sin, seek out those who will either flatter us or those we can look down upon and assume we are “helping.”
Iron sharpening iron is pride shattered by the creation of friction between church members as the Holy Spirit moves until all are sharp, hot, pure, and equal as one body in the humility of Jesus.
When we speak of red-hot, sharp iron, we are not just talking about rebukes, corrections, and strong guidance. Those that have endured holy heat become soft and pliable, ready to be hammered into lives of humility, gentleness, and meekness. Under the friction of godly manifested love, all are filled with sharp truth, overflowing joy, and abundant energy to lay down their lives for others. Please have a serious heart, for it requires the endurance of Jesus to become hot enough from holy friction for such things to be present.
As Jesus said, this fellowship of iron sharpening iron is how His joy is made complete in our lives, but few are willing to pay the cost to be blessed. It is recorded in the book of John that Jesus said:
“I have told you this so that my joy may be in you and that your joy may be complete. My command is this: Love each other as I have loved you. Greater love has no one than this, that he lay down his life for his friends” (John 15:11–13).
Remember, we are talking about the love of Jesus working through each willing disciple that hates their lives and falls to the ground to die to the self. Anything different from that is a religious lie that, in the end, will be condemned by God.
This godly love from holy friction will show itself in ways that are not accepted by the religious norm. From calling a brother “Satan” as Jesus did to Peter, to refusing to visit someone who is sick as Jesus did with Lazarus, to washing other’s feet by being a slave to them as Jesus did, the love of the Holy Spirit will flow in such a way that is best, and always best, for the other person.
This is a type of love where you get nothing in return. Such selfless love does not come easily, and this is why you can expect the disciplining hand of God to be strong in your life. Self and selfishness must die if you are to have the abundant life hidden within Jesus.
The heat of iron sharpening iron will burn off the fragments of metal that are useless in you so that all that is left is selfless love. Most are completely unwilling to allow the love of the Holy Spirit to burn off the dross and heat things up so they become sharp enough to love as Jesus loved. This is why there is so much sin and disobedience in the church. Only those who obey iron sharpening iron have the true love of God that is seen by others as they live with overwhelming obedience to all the commands of God.
“This is how we know that we love the children of God: by loving God and carrying out his commands” (1 John 5:2).
Iron & Glass
If iron attempts to be sharpened against glass, the glass will shatter in an instant.
The glass represents the current state of most who sit in the pews or claim Jesus as Lord today.
The barest hint of any rubbing from God’s hot iron against a person’s glass-like spiritual walk in Jesus will end with that glass falling apart and shattering. Indeed, glass Christians will first ignore and then seek to run off those in their church who are hot iron in the Lord’s hands.
The glass Christian often shatters in anger and will always shatter while touting self-righteous huffing and puffing. The glass Christian always shatters with screaming calls for their bucket of whitewash to paint over their exposed sins and lies that they lived for the self.
Glass Christians would not last through one 45-minute sermon preached by the power, fire, and love from the Holy Spirit because they are self-righteously fragile. During such a sermon, one could hear these individuals break into hundreds of pieces while all who walk in their direction get pieces of glass stuck in their feet or hands from their whining, grumbling, and complaining. The bottom line is this: the average church member is merely a glass Christian that shatters when the love of Jesus looks in their direction.
It hardly needs to be stated, but these individuals do not go near someone who is red-hot iron in the Lord, and those that are sharp and hot iron in the Lord stay far, far, far away for safety’s sake from glass Christians if they can avoid them.
Iron & Paper
Ah, the Bible student, the sound preacher, the big-time Christian author, the song leader, the learned Christian, they have it all down until they meet a red-hot-sparking-selfless-love-for-God piece of iron in the hands of Jesus.
Not only are their Bible Diploma, Christian book, Correct Doctrines, Bible theology, songs, and Bible studies torn to shreds when encountering such holy rods of iron, but paper Christians attempt two things when such iron meets paper Christianity.
Paper Christians seek out flattery that will reaffirm their paper Christianity to ease their guilty conscience.
They will often persecute, even prosecute if they can, those who are red-hot-iron-in-love with Jesus because they are bullied by their own sins.
These are the Pharisees, Sadducees, and mob of Christians today who think they are doing God a favor by opposing His Son.
Baptism of Fire & Holiness
You better harden your resolve like iron because there is only one way to walk in the Holy Spirit on the narrow road, and that is by letting God heat things up. Remember, we are told in the Good Book that Jesus will attempt to baptize us with the Holy Spirit and holy fire. God is going to attempt to apply Holy Spirit and fire into your solid iron way of living, so get ready for some heated discipline. This is why, in God’s Word, we are told to strengthen our feeble arms and weak knees because such discipline is not pleasant but painful (Hebrews 12:11–12).
Blessed are two brothers or two sisters in the Lord that are willing, no matter the cost, to become two pieces of hot iron in the Lord’s hands. After such a painful discipline, they will become heated, ever-sharp lovers of the living God and their fellow man. God will use the surrendered two pieces of iron to make things heavenly hot and holy sharp.
Their love will become unfathomably deep-seated in God while being filled with selfless love, joy, and purity. Indeed, those who have never allowed God to do this will not be able to comprehend what such lovers of God are talking about. This is one reason it is not difficult to spot a Wanna-Be-A-Big-Baby-Christian from a true disciple of Jesus.
You have a choice to make. You can listen to the fiery preaching of John the Baptist who called his preaching water compared to the baptism of fire Jesus will attempt to bring on all who call upon His name, or you can turn away from the iron sharpening iron fellowship and go back to your normal church fellowship.
Pay attention to this warning because we are talking about a baptism of holiness and a baptism of fire that no person or church should attempt to reproduce. Truly, all who would attempt this by man’s religious efforts are doomed to destroy their church and cause much destruction. The iron sharpening iron fellowship cannot be marketed or mocked without the worst results taking place. The iron sharpening iron fellowship requires learning in order to appreciate the fear and trembling that is associated with one’s salvation while letting God both work and will the holy friction. As Paul wrote to the church in Philippi, so it must be said of your fellowship: “Therefore, my dear friends, as you have always obeyed—not only in my presence, but now much more in my absence—continue to work out your salvation with fear and trembling, for it is God who works in you to will and to act according to his good purpose” (Philippians 2:12–13).
It is a work of God and it shakes to the core any church congregation down to each individual’s soul if they are blessed enough for the Holy Spirit to begin the friction. It is an all-encompassing baptism that leaves nothing and no one untouched from its cleansing and life-giving power. It will drive the unrepentant away as it empowers the few who remain to keep following Jesus.
As John the Baptist preached in the book of Matthew:
“I baptize you with water for repentance. But after me will come one who is more powerful than I, whose sandals I am not fit to carry. He will baptize you with the Holy Spirit and with fire” (Matthew 3:11).
Is such fellowship costly and risky?
Yes, of course, it is, and you are going to have to walk remarkably close to Jesus to receive this gift and remain safe.
Is this the kind of church fellowship where people are afraid to become members? Yes, naturally. As it was said of the first church, it will be said of you: “No one else dared join them” (Acts 5:13).
Is this iron-hot love sharp, full of wisdom, and overflowing with joy and the persecutions in Jesus? Ah, yes.
All the persecution is “yes” because it is the love of Jesus manifesting itself in a sinful world, and they find it revolting.
All the sufferings of Jesus are “yes” because the natural Christian is unwilling to pay the cost of discipleship, and their whitewash excuses are exposed and, to put it mildly, they do not like such revelations of knowledge. There will be many a “Christian” that opposes you if you give yourself in faith to God in such a way as to allow the iron sharpening iron fellowship.
It is the power of love through the Holy Spirit attempting to work itself out through flawed human beings like you and me. Such a fellowship can get messy at times.
As written in the book of Corinthians we are frail human beings that God is attempting to work His holiness in us while we are still in a state of weakness and dishonor. This holiness is sown in dishonor, yet it is raised in glory; it is sown in weakness, yet it is raised in power; (1 Corinthians 15:43)
However, despite of all your weaknesses, the dangers, and oppositions, if you endure to the end, it will be declared on the great Judgement Day how you loved others and God through the power of the Holy Spirit. See Colossians 1:8.
Blessed are those disciples of Jesus that are granted the iron sharpening iron fellowship.
Finally, to the unrepentant “Christians” that are glass and paper, get out of my way. Go away, and may a curse be on you.
See, I told you that iron sharpening iron is a red-hot love for the living God.
“If anyone does not love the Lord—a curse be on him. Come, O Lord! The grace of the Lord Jesus be with you. My love to all of you in Christ Jesus. Amen” (1 Corinthians 16:22–24).
Do I hear any “Amens”?
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By Dan Satterberg Mark Larson’s 35-year career in the King County Prosecuting Attorney’s Office (PAO) ended with his retirement at the end of 2019, but his impact on the office and its mission to “do justice” is enormous and enduring. He was raised in a strong family led by his father, Bruce Larson, a nationally known Presbyterian minister, and his mother, Hazel, the rock of a family that was constantly on the move as Rev. Larson’s calling took them to churches across the country. After college at Florida State University, and a brief stint as a probation officer, Mark found his way to the University of Puget Sound Law School and, in 1984, a position with the PAO as a Rule 9 intern. Fortunately for us, he never left. Mark was a skilled trial attorney, passionate about seeking justice for crime victims who could not speak for themselves. In 1993, King County Prosecuting Attorney Norm Maleng elevated Mark to chief of the Criminal Division. Mark led the office through periods of growth and periods of budget cuts. He led innovations in the criminal law practice and led teams of prosecutors through challenging cases, including the prosecution of one of the nation’s most prolific serial killers, Gary Ridgway. In a job that naturally requires an advocate to assume an adversarial role, Mark’s fan club, surprisingly (but not surprising to us), includes prominent defense attorneys and fellow prosecutors. “Mark is the prosecutor we should all strive to be,” said Andy Miller, the longtime Benton County prosecuting attorney. “He is an effective advocate for victims of crime and holds people accountable. But he always thinks about the right thing to do. He inspires the rest of us to seek justice instead of a win/loss record.” The PAO Years As Mark became the seasoned chief of the Criminal Division, his reputation grew as a thoughtful, considerate leader. “Mark has a statewide reputation for being the go-to expert on so many criminal justice issues, not just from prosecutors but also judges, criminal defense lawyers and legislators,” Miller said. “On the state work group on eyewitness identification, I watched him discuss the intricacies of the science with academic experts and moments later explain it in common sense terms for the rest of us.” Ray McFarland worked alongside Mark for years as a King County prosecutor, before McFarland left to open his own office. “Mark has always welcomed me into his office and was cordial, professional and thoughtful, often not giving me all that I wanted, but always giving me the confidence that my concerns were heard and considered, with a well-reasoned explanation for the decision,” said McFarland. Veteran defense attorney, Jeff Cohen, agrees. “On those occasions when you go to Mark, because the trial deputy or their supervisor/unit head opposes the resolution you are proposing, it becomes clear immediately that Mark has really studied the case. He has a command of the details.” Mark makes things look easy. He has an “aw shucks” way about him that belies how much he has studied a subject and his decades of experience in and out of the courtroom. He doesn’t call attention to himself. Rather, the quality of his work and his intellect make Mark a stand out in the criminal justice arena. According to Tom McBride, a former King County deputy prosecutor and longtime executive director of the Washington Association of Prosecuting Attorneys, those whom Mark mentored were lucky. “We quickly found that he cared as much about how we were doing as what we were doing,” McBride recalled. “What I treasured most about Mark was his support when things were going well, and he was really great when things were difficult, too.” Jeff Baird, a veteran homicide prosecutor for King County, added, “Mark was an exceptional colleague and supervisor. Congenial and modest, he was easily provoked to thought, and thought-provoking. He challenged our accepted wisdom and his own. Mark had an abiding interest in the larger picture, the intersection of work and life. He was always mindful of our great responsibilities as prosecutors, but also aware of our limitations and the dangers of self-importance.” Larson turned to Baird when the King County Sheriff’s Office arrested Ridgway for the series of murders he committed starting in the 1980s. Mark was an integral part of the “Green River Killer” case. He helped manage the extraordinary logistics created by Ridgway’s plea deal, which included a quiet move from the King County Jail to an office building by Boeing Field where detectives and prosecutors interrogated him for months. In collaboration with this team, Larson and Baird helped to ultimately get the corroborative evidence needed to hold Ridgway accountable for 49 murders. Beyond his excellence at managing difficult individual cases within his office, Mark is also a nationally known leader in criminal justice innovations and reforms. Former Civil Division chief deputy turned Seattle City Councilmember, Sally Bagshaw, notes that Mark has been a great bridge between King County and the rest of the state. “He’s always known that what might work in his office may not work in other counties. Mark listens to everyone, respects everyone and in return, he has been acknowledged as a leader in tackling the tough issues facing all of us.” Mark as a Human Being As he grew into his professional role, the internal Mark Larson started to shine through. Using that one-on-one ministerial approach he learned from his dad, Mark excelled as a mentor and friend no matter what side you were on. “I first met Mark 30 years ago in court when he was the trial prosecutor on a horrible sexual assault case I defended,” said Jan Olson, criminal defense attorney with Ellis Li McKinstry. “He resembled the pastor at Seattle University’s Presbyterian Church, and I asked him if he was related to Bruce Larson. His warm ‘yes’ started an odd, but strong friendship. Odd because Mark is a dyed-in-the-wool career prosecutor, sincerely believing his calling to protect and serve others through his work; while I am a lifelong defender of those accused of criminal wrongdoing. “Though on opposite sides of the law, Mark and I learned we had much in common,” Olson continued. “We had similar tastes in music and started ‘trading tapes,’ which of course dates us. We had shared beliefs in family and faith. He is a caring, devoted father who is proud of his two adult children.” Ray McFarland had similar experiences. “He is a genuine friend. We follow local sports, went river rafting and camping, grabbed a beer or a bite.” Mark’s generosity extends to friends and total strangers. Jeff Cohen: “He gives his time to the community by volunteering with organizations such as the Union Gospel Mission and religious groups. But to be Mark’s friend is to know that you always have someone who is there for you. On more than one occasion our plans to get together changed because Mark was going to the hospital to see a friend.” What’s Next for Mark? Mark’s plans around retirement were catalyzed by a recent sabbatical he earned from the PAO. He and several other adventurous peers took their motorcycles to Mexico’s Baja Peninsula for a few weeks and that experience convinced him that more adventures awaited him outside the office. “It’s the best job I’ll ever have,” said Mark. “But it’s not the only thing I ever want to do.” It’s probably no surprise that with Mark’s interest in the law he has no plans to retire in full. He will be an adjunct professor at Seattle University and co-teach a course called “Wrongful Convictions” with Cohen this spring. “I’ve known Mark for more than 30 years and we had occasion to try a case against each other when we were both young attorneys, and again when we were both much older and wiser,” Cohen noted. “I consider Mark a good friend, something I would never have thought possible when I was young and saw every prosecutor as an enemy.” About their upcoming time in the classroom, C
ohen added, “In the course of preparing the syllabus, I was taken aback at how much Mark knew about the subject. I found myself telling friends that I was going to have to ‘up my game’ to avoid looking foolish standing next to Mark.” Mark has been an exemplary prosecutor, loyal friend and inspired leader. While we will miss his daily presence at our office, he has helped build a lasting culture of professionalism, excellence and compassion for others at the PAO. If you see him out on the road, he’ll be on his bike. Happy trails, Mark.
Because of the current sins within the Legal Profession, Media and Law-Enforcement any statements are subject to change. If you have any information about an issue please communicate such facts.
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Justice and Justice Alone
The only viable solution for those in the legal profession is to repent. Because sooner than they want to think God will bring every deed into judgment, including every hidden thing, whether it is good or evil. (Ecclesiastes 12:14)
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