Once upon a time Shock Jock and White Supremist Hal Turner thought he could not be held responsible for his words, as he played everyone for gain as an on again-off again paid FBI informant. As he became the Unmanageable Shill, Turner brazenly tried to extort his FBI handler.
Of late we have been observing the downfall of another internet host, who has embellished his civil court documents with a conspiratorial twist to place the blame for his own actions on other people. One day that ongoing story will be retold as a Campfire Tale of Horror, but in today’s post my caution is directed to Rudy Davis of LoneStar1776 who sidesteps the laws governing unprotected threatening speech, by invoking the name of God in imprecatory prayers against law enforcement officers and judges.
What has Christianity to do with Shock Jock Manipulators?
Alternative Media internet hosts and their guests often exhibit an anti-government, anti-judiciary bias that runs like an underground stream, beneath the terra firma of the self-indignant, self justified world of the Shock Jock broadcaster. This philosophical bent has nothing to do with a genuine Christian belief in the Scriptures dealing with justice and legitimate governmental authority.
Consider the following example of Pete Santilli, who was known for his foul mouth and Shock Jock opinions. Some will recall that on February 12, 2015, Pete Santilli exposed himself in a Shock Jock brief phone call to the office of Judge Rodgers, who was presiding over the trial of Kent Hovind.
At that time, other self-proclaimed Christian internet broadcasters such as Doug Hagmann, Steve Quayle, and Dave Daubenmire were likewise promoting the false legal narrative of the “innocence” of Kent Hovind. The instigator of that unified storyline appears to have been Rudy Davis, the Christian Chaplain of the LoneStar1776 YouTube channel, who signifies his mission with a I Hate the FBI slogan.
Pete Santilli’s YouTube channel was later suspended; thus the video which featured his phone call to Judge Rodgers has disappeared from the internet. However, Robert Baty had transcribed that particular phone call on his kehvrlb.com website.
Before reading a portion of that phone call below, consider that Title 18, United States Code, Section 115(a)(1)(B), the statute under which Hal Turner had been convicted, prohibits threats to assault or murder United States judges with the intent to impede, intimidate, or interfere with them while they are engaged in the performance of their official duties or with the intent to retaliate against them on account of their official duties.
Although Pete Santilli’s phone call represents a more nebulous manner of intimidation, it is clear that his intention was to threaten a Judge in an ongoing trial from making a decision that departed in any way from Santilli’s opinion.
The phone call began, “Tell her, my name is Pete Santilli, OK! Santilli, S-a-n-t-i-l-l-I. I understand she’s got a little bit, a little bit of a problem with Christians. Namely Pastor Hovind. And she’s abusing her black robe: her power and authority on the bench. And I am going to tell you something right now. We’re whipping up the biggest firestorm that she’ll ever see. First of all, she needs to recuse herself from that case. I am going to demand that on behalf of all Christians in the United States of America, OK. Your system, we have it all figured out. OK.”
“The communist regime that has a strangle hold on our government using the judiciary to go after people like Pastor Hovind, using the IRS in a very hypocritical fashion whereas you don’t go after Al Sharpton and Timothy Geithner, OK. Going after Pastor Hovind will not stand, OK. She should recuse herself. She has tremendous bias. We have her on the record for what she has stated is not acceptable and conduct unbecoming of a judge, OK. So, I’d like to call upon her to just remove herself or face the wrath of the people here in the United States of America. They are going to come against her: make sure, basically, she will be unemployed.…See you at the trial; semper fi.” (End of call).
After the call, Pete Santilli continues speaking, “Frickin’ pigs. I’m sick of this system. I’m fed up, aren’t you fed up? I’m serious. I’m literally…I’m also upset at the following…How many people do we need to send down there to get him released?”
Eventually Shock Jock Pete Santilli found himself incarcerated for 600+ days in regard to the Cliven Bundy/Nevada “Bunkerville” encounter with government officials.
Jason Goodman and Larry Klayman’s view of Santilli as a double crosser
Almost a year ago, on June 12, 2018, Jason Goodman was live on the Pete Santilli Show. However, when Santilli later filed an official BAR complaint against attorney Larry Klayman, Jason Goodman was placed in the awkward position of having to favor one guest over the other, and in the end it was Larry Klayman who was brought to the forefront of Crowdsource the Truth, and Santilli was shelved. As of May 15, 2019, Robert David Steele is requesting Discovery documents from Jason Goodman that center around his communications with several CSTT guests, including attorney Larry Klayman of Freedom Watch.
Shock Jock Hal Turner Received the Shock of his life when he had to live with those he Double Crossed.
Returning to our discussion of Shock Jock Hal Turner, the headline for a Jersey Journal nj.com article written by Michaelangelo Conte on May 18, 2011, declared Convicted North Bergen Internet Radio Host fears life in prison unit with notorious terrorists. Interestingly, at that time, one of those prisoners in that feared unit, Russell Landers, was later to became one of Rudy Davis’ LoneStar 1776 so-called American Political Prisoners. No doubt most federal prisoners hate the FBI, so it is little wonder that Hal Turner who was an on again-off again paid FBI informant, thought he was going to be murdered in prison.
Turner’s “rabid commentaries on his internet radio show made him a magnet for hate groups such as the Aryan Nation, Ku Klux Klan and Nazis” who loved his rhetoric. Yet he was not loyal to these groups because of his love for money. It appears that he never considered that he might end up incarcerated in the Terre Haute, Indiana Communications Management Unit (CMU)which house notorious White Supremists and Muslim terrorists. The Jersey Journal article quoted Turner as saying, “I probably won’t even see it coming,” and “They are facilitating my murder by putting me in the direct physical presence of the very terrorists I defended the nation from”. In reality, Turner served his sentence, and was able to re-enter a more subdued reality in society. However, as we will discuss later in this article, another prisoner associated with Rudy Davis’ prison ministry WAS murdered in that same CMU.
Hal Turner’s Government Sentencing Memorandum Discusses Unprotected Speech
Turner was convicted of threatening to kill three Chicago judges and sentenced to 3 years in prison. The United States District Court, Eastern District of New York’s 13 page Government Sentencing Memorandum for United States v. Turner can be read in full on Wikisource.org.
This memorandum explains that because of a federal court ruling which Hal Turner disliked, he attempted to “intimidate the three judges”, as he “switched from offering his opinion on the merits of the decision to threatening death to the judges…The differences between political commentary with which Turner tries to affiliate himself and the threatening postings in this case are stark. Turner’s statements in the charged postings were not general exhortations about political conditions but were instead targeted attacks against three individuals whom Turner desired to intimidate by methodically identifying them and placing them before his Internet audience on a spot lit platter…Turner not only used violent language in his postings but he intentionally linked violent phrases and graphic images with the three judges themselves (“walk up to them and kill them”…)”.
(page 4) “Threats of violence in general, moreover, are both unprotected by the First Amendment and inimical to it. In this case, when Turner used the Internet to issue threats of violence, he sought not to persuade, but to coerce by intimidation. Turner traded on fear of violence in a way that has no place within the marketplace of ideas. Like other classes of punishable speech, true threats serve “no essential part of any exposition of ideas, and are of such slight social value as a step to truth that any benefit that may be derived from them is clearly outweighed by the social interest in order and morality.” Chaplinsky v. New Hampshire, 315 U. S. 568, 571-572 (1942).”
“There is another reason why threats of violence constitute unprotected speech-they instill fear in their victims. No matter whether a threatener carries out an attack, his victim lives under a cloud of uncertainty as to whether or when the threatened violence will be meted out. Seldom do the threat victims have the luxury of minimizing, much less eliminating, the risk of an attack. They must carry on with their lives, facing the grim possibility of a violent attack against themselves or their loved ones.”
(page 5) “Turner’s earlier public statements and private emails also demonstrate that Turner reacts with venomous fury and uses his public platforms and Internet access to instill fear when someone expresses views contrary to his own or levies criticism against him personally….Turner has spent years trying to undermine the judicial independence in all types and at all levels of courts….by attempting to coerce judges to render decisions based on fear and not on the law. Turner used his website, radio broadcasts, emails, and personal correspondence as platforms to disseminate information about judges’ rulings with exhortations about violence against the judges that should be levied in response.”
“Turner claimed during his trials in the instant case that he issued these criticisms in his public persona as a shock jock. But the hard reality is that the Turner harsh words about these targeted judges, launched by Turner to an audience containing members of violent and extreme groups, prompted the United States Marshall’s Service to assign protective details to many of the judges for extended periods of time. The intensity of Turner’s postings about judges increased substantially between April 10, 2006 and February 20, 2007, when Turner was not open as an FBI source.”
(page 7) “Turner has also consistently demonstrated that he has no respect for the law. Turner lied under oath…he demonstrated his disregard for the seriousness of his offense by sending text messages to Agent Haug (his handler agent) in an effort to intimidate him into silence.”
(page 10) “The relationship between the FBI and Turner, however, was a stormy one”..(page 11) “The FBI admonished Turner about the danger of using these public forums to incite individuals to commit acts of violence based on Turner’s inflammatory statements…the FBI closed Turner twice as a source due to his dangerous rhetoric and serious control problems…Turner’s persistent effort to extort the FBI after the FBI cut him off as a confidential source…”
Rudy Davis curses, in the name of God, the Warden for the Terre Haute CMU
It might be interesting to discuss unprotected free speech which is disingenuously disguised as religious free speech, spoken in the name of God, to threaten government officials. Even if one is confident that God will not answer the prayer request, will some misguided soul consider it his duty to fulfil the petition in the name of his religion?
In Christian theology, the law of God is equivalent to the will of God. I John 5:14-15 addresses the subject of answered prayer,saying, And this is the confidence that we have in him, that, if we ask any thing according to his will, he heareth us: and if we know that he hear us, whatsoever we ask, we know that we have the petitions that we desired of him.
So what happens to frivolous prayers spoken in the name of God?
Viewers of Rudy Davis’ Lonestar 1776 YouTube channel have observed the many imprecatory prayers that Davis has declared, requesting the destruction and/or death of various persons. Despite Rudy Davis’ pretensions to legal ignorance of the American system of jurisprudence, he is in fact exhibiting a keen attention to the enforcement of law with every imprecatory prayer he utters, as seen in the above video screenshot.
For prayers to be answered, there is a basic requirement that the petitioner to the throne of heaven state the facts accurately and apply the Scriptural law appropriately. The Frivolous Man, the Double Crosser, the Hypocrite and Shock Jocks are not countenanced by the Judge in heaven, just as they are not by American federal judges who have admonished that “The judicial forum is a place in which serious people attend to serious business.” Morris v. Jenkins, 819 F.2d 678, 682 (7th Cir. 1987). In addition, when it comes to appeals, “[T]he judicial system cannot tolerate litigants who refuse to accept adverse decisions.” Homola v. McNamara, 59 F.3d 647, 651 (7th Cir. 1995).
Rudy Davis provided this video description for his May 6, 2019, Lonestar1776 You Tube broadcast called, More Rejected Mail to Schaeffer Cox: “May God Almighty Place Massive Hemorrhoids on Warden J. R. Bell in CMU in Terre Haute, Indiana“.
On what basis does Rudy Davis expect to have that prayer answered?
The danger of frivolous prayers is that they will be cast aside by God, or worse, return as a curse against the person who prayed with a malicious and defamatory intent.
The May 6th Rudy Davis imprecatory prayer is based on two complaints against Warden Bell; the return of mail not in compliance with prison guidelines, and a prior homicide of an incarcerated felon in the CMU. Rudy Davis makes the astonishing claim that that murdered felon “Robert David Neal could have been beheaded“. I assume that the curse of massive hemorrhoids is related to Rudy Davis’ malicious surmisings that the Warden might be a transsexual.
It does not appear that the manner in which Robert David Neal was murdered is public knowledge
Mywabashvalley.com posted an article on November 14, 2018, reporting that, “Terre Haute, IN-Authorities are investigating the death of an inmate at the Federal Correctional Institution in Terre Haute. On Saturday, 68-year-old Robert Neal was found unresponsive at the facility. He was pronounced dead by the Vigo County Coroner. The FBI was notified and the incident is being investigated as an apparent homicide… Neal was sentenced in the U. S. District Court for the Northern District of Texas to 327 months for Wire Fraud and Aiding and Abetting. He had been in custody at FCI Terre Haute since December 20, 2010…”.
An eyewitness from the prison described that incident as follows:
Rudy Davis’ Prayer
Rudy Davis begins his imprecatory prayer video against Warden Bell, saying, “Peace and blessings. It’s Monday, May the 6, the year 2019 and even though nobody’s paying attention, nobody seems to care, I’m gonna keep speaking the truth anyway if I’m the only one that’s talking. Um, you see we got a secret prison; it’s called a communications management unit and they torture and they murder people in a secret prison that was put together without the proper funding, without the proper oversight of Congress. You say, why do you say that? Because I got a letter from Congress that proves it. And they used this prison to put charismatic people like Schaeffer Cox and to torture him and to break his will and to control all his communications.”
“So they banned myself, they banned my wife, when I say “they”, I’m talking about the son of Belial Warden J. R. Bell and I pray that God sends a massive case of hemorrhoids to Warden J. R. Bell, who is the warden of Terre haute, Indiana prison who keeps blocking all my mail, won’t let me communicate with Schaeffer, rejects everything that I send, I pray that God interrupts any relationship that Warden J. R. Bell tries to have with his wife, although he could be a transgender person, he could have a husband, I don’t know what his orientation is, but whoever he considers his loved ones in this earth, whether it be his children or his family, I pray they become estranged to him and that he cannot have a good relationship with his family, because he is an incredibly wicked man who I believe has oversaw the murder of Robert David Neal in November of 2018. He’s tried to cover it up. He won’t let anyone write any letters to the prisoners.”
“We get very few letters out from the prisoners and what little we do know is that there is no way that Robert David Neal could have been beheaded and murdered, beheaded by the Muslims without the consent and the approval of the authorities of that prison. What else do we know about Robert David Neal? We know that Robert David Neal had a pending lawsuit against the BOP director, Charles E. Samuels, Jr. with a massive legal list of abuses. We also have a phone call-multiple phone calls from Robert David Neal stating that he had been hospitalized and beaten previously as retaliation for his legal efforts against the BOP. So there’s a pattern of abuse, torture and beatings of Robert David Neal…”. (3.03)
The Communication Management Unit (CMU) at Terre Haute
The Federal Correctional Complex at Terre Haute, Indiana has high, medium and minimum security units housing 3,000 inmates; included in this complex is a Special Confinement Unit for federal death-row inmates, and a Communications Management Unit (CMU) that severely restricts all outside communication of inmates.
According to a Wikipedia article Communication Management Unit, this specialized federal prison unit was created, “As part of the Bush Administration’s War on Terrorism, the April 3, 2006, Federal Register included proposed rules by the Federal Bureau of Prisons (FBOP) that ‘Limited Communication for Terrorist Inmates’. The changes were in response to criticism that the FBOP had not been adequately monitoring the communications of prisoners, permitting several terrorists convicted for the 1993 World Trade Center bombing to send letters to other terrorists overseas. ‘By concentrating resources in this fashion, it will greatly enhance the agency’s capabilities for language translation, content analysis and intelligence sharing’, according to a government statement released with the rules.”
The article continues, “The public was given until June 2, 2006, to comment, as required by law. Civil liberty and human rights groups immediately questioned the constitutionality and stated that the provisions were so broad that they could be applied to non-terrorists, witnesses and detainees. The bureau appeared to abandon the program, but on December 11, 2006, a Communication Management Unit (CMU) was quietly implemented at Indiana’s Federal Correctional Complex, Terre Haute. “From April to June 2010, the Federal Bureau of Prisons (BOP) opened up a period for public comment around the establishment of two Communications Management Units” with several civil rights groups and advocates ‘coming together to urge the federal Bureau of Prisons to close the experimental prison units.’ It is unclear who authorized the program; it was either the Justice Department Office of Legal Counsel, FBOP Director Harley Lappin or United States Attorney General Alberto Gonzales.”
The Reasons for the BOP rejection of Rudy Davis’ letter
In the May 6, 2019, LoneStar1776 video around the 5 minute mark, Rudy Davis displays a letter he received from the Terre Haute prison explaining that the attached correspondence was rejected because “It has been determined the correspondence included unauthorized third party communications.” Rudy Davis mocks Warden J. R. Bell for “feeling so proud because he can quote prison policy”, and in response opens his Bible to quote some Scriptures.
The prison rules for correspondence vary between facilities, and it appears that Rudy Davis does not take the time to read these rules, so that his correspondence will be found acceptable.
Was Robert David Neal beheaded by Muslims?
Rudy Davis’ version of the murder of Robert David Neal, is that “…there is no way that Robert David Neal could have been beheaded and murdered, beheaded by Muslims, without the consent and the approval of the authorities of that prison.”
I could not find any public documentation online of the means by which Robert David Neal was murdered. As a 68 year old man, it would not be difficult for another prisoner to kill him with bare fists, before prison authorities could intervene. Beheading is not something which is easily done unless a large sharp weapon is available, and the question is how such an instrument would be acquired in a CMU.
Rudy Davis does not provide any evidence to back up this possible scenario, but he does provide what he considers the motive for the BOP desiring the death of Robert David Neal. He suggests that the latest legal campaign of Neal against BOP director Charles E. Samuels, Jr. would cause a retaliatory response from prison authorities. However, prisoners regularly write pro se complaints against prison authorities, and there are means for prisoners to file complaints against prison practices. I have read a number of such complaints, and often procedures are corrected by that means.
Rudy Davis considered Robert David Neal to be innocent of the charges which got him incarcerated, ignoring the established facts that Neal was an astute and learned con artist, whose resume included graduating from college, holding bank management positions, etc. And as shown in this excerpt of a letter from Neal, he could talk the Christian talk, while covering over the multitude of his sins with financial and legal buzz language.
But who did the courts say that Robert David Neal was, in reality? When I checked PACER, Neal’s lawsuits both as a defendant and as a plaintiff was 2 pages long. The heart of Robert David Neal’s legal troubles is summarized in an October 1, 2007 U. S. Department of Justice, Northern District of Texas press release headlined, Local CPA Sentenced to More than 27 years in Federal Prison, Without Parole, on Fraud Conviction.
Interestingly, while Rudy Davis considered Neal to be innocent, in truth Robert David Neal aka Michael Skinner aka Albert David aka David Nelson had pleaded GUILTY in April 2007, “one day before his federal trial was to begin, to all six counts of an indictment charging him with wire fraud. Neal, a former resident of Trophy Club, Texas, is currently in federal custody because of a supervised release violation stemming from a May 2002 federal felony conviction, also in the Northern District of Texas.”
The 2007 DOJ press release then describes the elaborate insurance fraud scheme, which Neal created, using the names of well known legitimate insurance companies such as Lloyd’s of London, to conduct his fraudulent scheme. Using his aliases, he marketed fraudulent workers’ compensation insurance plans at below-market prices.
A 2002 DOJ press release stated that he had pled guilty in federal court for presenting a false claim to the United States Treasury Department, Internal Revenue Service. It notes that Neal had also been indicted for health care fraud.
In a September 3, 2014 United States Court of Appeals, Seventh Circuit Opinion on Robert D. Neal, Petitioner-Appellant v. Leann LaRiva, Respondent-Appellee, Chief Justice Wood begins, “Robert Neal seems unable to resist dishonesty. After he was caught on the brink of establishing a fraudulent worker’s compensation insurance program, under which he hoped to bilk his clients out of more than $11 million, he was convicted on federal charges of wire fraud, 18 U.S.C. § 1343, and sentenced to 327 months’ imprisonment. See United States v. Neal, 294 F. App’x 96 (5th Cir.2008). He is currently serving that sentence at the Federal Correctional Institution in Terre Haute, Indiana.”
Continuing, the Opinion says, “Neal has not been a model prisoner. The case now before us arose after prison administrators discovered that he had signed a court document with the alias “David J. Nelson.” They disciplined him for violating a prison rule which forbids the “forging of any document, article of identification, money, security, or official paper” by revoking his commissary and telephone privileges for 180 days. Neal challenged this decision by seeking a writ of habeas corpus, see 28 U.S.C. § 2241, on the ground that he was sanctioned without due process.”
What? Robert Neal was not a model prisoner? He still used an alias while in prison to forge a court document? The Opinion notes, “On the merits of the section 2241 petition, the district court noted that the only penalties Neal suffered from his violation of the rule concerning forgery were the loss of commissary and telephone privileges we mentioned earlier. Neither of those sanctions affected Neal’s custody, as the court correctly held, and so relief under section 2241 is unavailable. See, e.g., Maleng v. Cook, 490 U.S. 488, 490 (1989). Neal appeals, but he does not address the merits of the district court’s order denying his petition; instead, he reasserts his entitlement to arbitration.”
Additionally, the Judge says, “Ordinarily, that would be enough for us to resolve this appeal. But, as we point out in Rivera v. Drake, No. 14–1458 (7th Cir. Sept. 3, 2014), the judicial system cannot tolerate deception from litigants. Neal has persisted in his false assertion that an arbitration agreement exists between himself and the Bureau of Prisons throughout this case, up to and including a motion for judicial notice that he filed in this court on August 25, 2014, in which he re-submitted his phony arbitration agreement with the following statement: [see 2013 Opinion on Robert David Neal vs. United States]
[He] brings forward an uncontested document which was identically filed in six (6) separate [sic ] but related proceedings before the United States District Court for the Southern District of Indiana (“USDC/SDIN”) as follows: (lists cases individually).
“To that list, we can add case numbers 2:12–cv–344–LJM–WGH and 2:13–cv–175–WTL–WGH, both of which also reflect Neal’s effort to rely on his “arbitration agreement.” In short, by his own admission, Neal has over and over again flouted his duty to be honest with the court.”
“We note as well that Neal’s course of conduct before this court has earned him a sanction for his repeated filing of frivolous appeals and documents.”
We can go on, but it is clear that there would be no need for the BOP to murder Robert David Neal if his next legal missive had been filed against the BOP Director, as his history of filing frivolous appeals and documents suggests that his last effort would have been of the same low quality.
In a U. S. Court of Appeal 5th Circuit Opinion dated September 24, 2008, it was noted that Neal had forged the signature of U. S. District Judge Barbara Lynn. Also, it was stated that following his October 26, 2006 indictment, Neal had sent numerous letters from prison attempting to coerce testimony from witnesses.
Further, the Opinion adds that “the court heard evidence not only regarding Neal’s pre-indictment conduct, but also his efforts to obstruct justice, coerce witnesses, and continue his scheme after he was indicted. While Neal might spend the rest of his life incarcerated, his flagrant disregard for the law suggests that a long sentence is the best way to incapacitate him. His sentence also makes clear that wire fraud is not a victimless crime, but here, had the potential to disrupt the lives of thousands of individuals. Neal’s lengthy sentence demonstrates that such behavior is intolerable.”
Let’s face it: Rudy Davis loves the Criminal Mind and shows no mercy for the victims
None of the above statements from court documents involving Robert David Neal recommend that one should believe his pretensions of being a Christian. Again Rudy Davis displays his self righteous indignation over the untimely death of a man who had no qualms in stealing insurance premiums from honest, hard working persons, who were unaware that they were being defrauded. So who is the Son of Belial here? Rudy Davis’ prayer against Warden Bell is without merit. However, I would be interested to know the real reason why Neal was murdered in prison; we must remember that these incarcerated felons have preyed on others, without remorse, and can turn on each other in an instant.
Rudy Davis is himself a Shock Jock, an unmanageable shill, who disgraces the Christian faith. He repeatedly turns justice and judgment upside down, without compassion for the victims of his favored criminals, which he terms American Political Prisoners. Rudy Davis may find himself someday to be regarded as just another Cautionary Tale, spoken in hushed tones around a campfire, as sparks fly out, enumerating the endless supply of Alt media boogeyman who continually unsettle their listeners.