Cursed be he that taketh reward to slay an innocent person. And all the people shall say, Amen. Deuteronomy 27:25
The topic today of murder-for-hire is a very strange one, yet it is a common thread in Alternative Media sensationalist news stories. In the complaint filed by Dave Sweigert in his RICO lawsuit, as well as in his declarations in the Robert David Steele defamation case, activities are described which relate to 18 USC Section 1958, Murder for Hire. Specifically, Sweigert transcribed a conversation between Defango (Manuel Chavez III) and a man called Billy Bob, who had allowed Quinn Michaels to live in his garage for three weeks. Billy Bob testifies that Quinn Michaels had been talking to Jason Goodman about “putting bounties” on Defango; “hits on the dark web”, and for “information on you”. This testimony in conjunction with other events is disturbing to contemplate.
What I will be illustrating in this article for the reader’s consideration is the magnification of lawlessness which results when a person believes that he is above the law and that “rules which protect due process are only for those other people”.
Touching on this matter, Jason Goodman published a Crowdsource the Truth video on June 21, 2018 called, LAWFARE: Litigation as a Weapon of Mass Destruction with Special Guests Jared and Elizabeth Beck. Prior to viewing this video, I read through the comment section and was interested in this bit of advice:Anna Von Reitz.com is the website of a self-appointed sovereign citizen Judge in Alaska, who when employing her false credentials is committing fraud. I mentioned her in a prior article which examined the YouTube channel Victurus Libertas. VL has promoted in the past, anti-government individuals representing tax protestor/ sovereign citizen/anti-CPS ideologies. Douglas Hagmann of the Hagmann Report has endorsed VL. Also, former CIA agent Robert David Steele has been a repeat guest on Victurus Libertas and he has posted links on his own webpage to Anna Von Reitz, which one of his followers had advised he read. Steele is Chief Counsel of the International Tribunal for Natural Justice, which is a private group founded to inquire into human trafficking and pedophilia.
Also on this June 21st CSTT video, I read Jacqueline X’s comment in the chat room, where she states, “the dockets are also overloaded to ignorant Sovereign Citizens nonsense (paper terrorism). It’s that bad. Check out what the ABA has to say about it.” Three comments below this, Blood Money LLC addressed Jacqueline X, asking, “Why are you so anti-Semitic?” When she did not understand his question, he explained, “You used those triple parentheses ((())). It’s a hallmark of people who hate Jews.”
That was news to me, for I had always interpreted the triple parentheses as the symbol which professional transcribers utilize to note voices on audio recordings that could not be clearly understood. Here is what Wikipedia says about the anti-Jewish use of this symbol. I doubt very much that Jacqueline X is part of that extreme Alt Right, Neo Nazi, Anti-Semitic viewpoint, because she had just pointed out that the Sovereign Citizen Movement was a major cause of overloading the courts with their paper terrorism.
The term Sovereign Citizen arose years ago as a self descriptor by persons who began promoting the misuse of legal instruments and the creation of false documents filled with a strange legal jargon, in their attempt to become sovereign, or “above the law” citizens.
In Jason Goodman’s LAWFARE video, he makes some interesting remarks in regard to his own legal woes, and he proposes legal reform in the matter how civil lawsuits are processed.Below are excerpts from the last fifteen minutes of the show, starting at the 1.03.51 mark. I have included only one of the remarks made by the guests, but the context can be viewed by linking to the video at the top of this post. (My comments in reply are in maroon italics.)
Jason Goodman: And of course the flip side, Jared, of what you’re talking about is when we see a matter like what Mr. Sweigert has done in this Robert David Steele lawsuit where he is a seemingly uninterested third-party who, who has come along and filed no less than seven declarations including accusations against me where he thinks I’m involved in a murder-for-hire plot and he thinks I’ve started a cult and he’s trying to intimidate people….(1.04.30) and of course George Webb was the individual who informed me of the depleted uranium on the Maersk Memphis that led to that whole incident. Now David wants to try to charge me with a civil RICO case. He says that he was damaged by this, that there are threat vectors coming from social media. He claims I am not a journalist. He claims that I’ve created a cartel and that I’ve done all kinds of things…(1.05.12) I definitely dislike George and David Sweigert. They’ve lied about me to me…(1.05.25) again the point I’m trying to make is that we see people abusing the law in a way that’s really problematic. I think that although we need it to be an open system, we need some way to protect individuals from these totally baseless lawsuits now. I mean if something happens and I don’t answer this, I’ll be in legal jeopardy and if I need to hire a lawyer, it’s financial jeopardy.
That last sentence is a real concern to anyone who is a defendant in a civil lawsuit, especially those who find themselves harassed without cause. There are some helpful aspects of the Federal Civil Court system in that a Pro Se defendant has access to free counsel provided by the court system that helps a person to understand how to comply with civil court procedures, and reply using the proper legal documents.
The RICO case which was just filed against Jason Goodman is an opportunity for him to state his reasons and evidence for opposing the complaint, point by point. Thus Jason Goodman can clear his name, if he is innocent of the allegations. The statements which have been made in the Alternative Media over the past year have only served to muddy the waters. Now is the time for Jason Goodman to lay out his arguments in a coherent and orderly manner, to be reviewed by an impartial Judge. If this case is fake, as he claims, it will be tossed out when the Judge views the argumentation and evidence.
Elizabeth Beck: (1.06.21)…there’s a lot of Pro Se lawsuits, a lot of, a lot of them come from the prisons.
Yes, many Pro Se lawsuits are based on false legal arguments, in part because of the inroads which the Sovereign Citizen movement has made in the prison system. This has been a double whammy for certain criminals, and I have seen situations where such have received longer sentences because of the legal mess which these above the law paper terrorists have created.
Jason Goodman: (1.11.29)…fake cases like this.
You can call it fake, but the federal civil court procedures have been established to ensure that only genuine lawsuits move forward in the court system. Only the overtly ridiculous ones get thrown out at first glance; others may represent a genuine complaint but like an overgrown garden the false issues must be weeded out. It is not only the plaintiff that is tested, but also the defendant who may offer up his own frivolous arguments.
Jason Goodman: (1:14) “… I also think there should be a mechanism in place where if individuals you know purposely and frivolously bring these suits and a court examines them and determines them to be frivolous and a waste of time, these guys should face criminal penalties for misuse of the legal system because at this point we’ve seen now Robert David Steele bring a lawsuit. We’ve seen David Sweigert bring a lawsuit. What’s going to stop them from rolling out, I don’t know, Manuel Chavez, Queen Tut, all these people George Sweigert has threatened me with litigation at the same time that he’s accused me of raping underage refugees with no evidence and that’s defamation per se.”
“I’m not interested in bringing lawsuits against these guys, I just want them to go away, be stuck in prison, lock the door, throw away the key, and let them rot there and think about how they’ve been abusing the legal system and these are really strategic lawsuits against public participation. I’m sharing information with the public about charity fraud and public charities, about individuals who seem to be conspiring with one another to put false information out on the internet to fool us, to fool the viewers of Crowdsource the Truth, to fool me into contacting authorities because we are concerned about people not getting hurt, not getting damaged and not getting blown up potentially by a dirty bomb.”
In general, those who file frivolous lawsuits may be penalized with monetary fines. As Dave Sweigert has suggested, Mr. Goodman is free to approach his representatives in Congress to create a bill that would address his cause.
But there is nothing to suggest, at this point in time, that both lawsuits against Goodman are frivolous in their entirety. If Goodman is concerned about Manuel Chavez entering the legal arena, perhaps it is because of his prior actions in regard to Mr. Chavez’s now former employer. Queen Tut seems to be invisible at the moment, so it is doubtful that she will be entering any declarations into the RICO lawsuit in the near future.
In the days following the Maersk Memphis incident, several persons were throwing the RICO threat back and forth at each other, so just because Jason Goodman has not filed a lawsuit as plaintiff, does not mean that he lives on a higher plane than those that have filed suit. He may desire that these two plaintiffs be regarded as criminals because his own viewpoint is that these legal complaints are without merit; but now he has the opportunity to provide the court with his side of the story.
At the beginning of this post I mentioned murder-for-hire, Judge Anna Von Reitz, and Sovereign Citizen “Above the Law” actions. This area of discussion loosely intersects with the activities and words associated with the legal cases involving Jason Goodman and his YouTube platform, Crowdsource the Truth. I would encourage Mr. Goodman to stay away from anyone who regards himself as being above the law, such as his viewer who recommended reading Anna von Reitz’s website, or his recent guest Ted Visner, whose embarrassing real life background was hid from CSTT viewers.
I am going to demonstrate, by using a real life example, what the end of the road is for the I am above the law types who through their off-road legal reasoning, end up legitimizing murder-for-hire bounty schemes.
My favorite YouTube channel which investigates and warns against Sovereign Citizen ideology and practices is Virgo Triad. Recently she posted a video which discussed an article written by the Southern Poverty Law Center (SPLC) which is linked here.
SPLC’s article summarized the actions of John Harold Fulks, the self-appointed Governor of The United States of America, (the united states of America 1781 website) by stating in its subtitle, “The titular head of a fictitious government has issued an ‘international arrest warrant’ for a self-proclaimed judge who’s an influential guru in the antigovernment extremist sovereign citizen movement.”
This may seem rather humorous at first glance, as it is an instance where one sovereign citizen has sought to illegally issue an arrest warrant for another sovereign citizen, the fake judge Anna von Reitz.
However, when Virgo Triad simply quoted from this SPLC article on her Youtube channel, using the phrase, Sovereign Citizen, Fulks issued an international arrest warrant for her as described in the following documents:Does anyone recall a few years back when the Christian Alternative News Media had been raising the alarm to all patriotic, conservative Christians that the FBI and other law enforcement agencies were associating us with domestic terrorism? In my November 2017 article on sovereign citizen, Glenn Stoll, I highlighted an article by Dave Hodges of the Commonsense Show, who said that “government never stop (sp) trying to find ways to cast legitimate dissention in a negative light.” Hodges also noted, “the new domestic terrorist is the sovereign citizen” and “One would be wise to avoid being labeled with the new domestic terrorist term, sovereign citizen..” because the government is now “criminalizing dissent and protest”.
Until this past year when I began to explore the deep roots of the Christian Alternative Media which were flourishing in the soil of the Sovereign Citizen movement, I had missed why so much of the so-called investigative journalism before us was glossing over the criminal acts of their hidden “Insider” sources. Reality is being turned upside down, and now the Sovereign Citizens are criminalizing decent, law-abiding Americans for simply calling a Sovereign Citizen a “Sovereign Citizen”.
Fulk’s Order for the Arrest of Virgo Triad for attempted murder, grants authorization to any and all “to detain, incarcerate, and in the case of violent resistance, use deadly force against proclaimed and verified owner(s) and operator(s) Virgo Triad“. His order is illegal, and Virgo Triad has reported this matter to the FBI. According to a comment made by Virgo Triad to one of her viewers, “I have already gotten a call back from the FBI and they are treating this like a call for a “HIT on my life“, so just do not know what else to say about that, but they did not find it funny at all.”
Viewers of Alternative Media YouTube channels should be cautious about what is really being promoted by these so called investigative journalism websites. These platforms may seem like good entertainment which is amusing for an hour or two; however, anyone who financially supports channels which serve to undermine the very aspects of this nation which have allowed its citizens to co-exist in a free society, should take a long and hard look at what lies at the end of that road.