“Those who won our independence valued liberty as an end and as a means. They believed liberty to be the secret of happiness and courage to be the secret of liberty.”
— Justice Louis Brandeis, Whitney v. California, U.S. Supreme Court
Courage to stand for a oneself, or for another: That is the first requirement.
Our freedom will not defend itself nor will a code section, of which there are many, rise by itself and prevent injustice. It takes people – combining their efforts and their strenghts – and it takes similarly situated people relating to a common plight and achieving justice together.
This blog is about that process: bringing people together to achieve justice.
Below are our updates and some samples of our work. To navigate, you can click on the titles to get the full article, and hold the shift key while clicking on them to open them in a new tab. The content goes back to 2019, so keep scrolling down on the page. We bring you many many useful resources and much information you can actually use.
This Criminal Protective Order was issued by a California Superior Court, protecting a survivor of long term Stalking and Harassment: A svelte 60 year old female retiree, repeatedly harassed by a 300lb man.
The Document Orders the Respondent to
“not harass, strike, threaten, assault (sexually or otherwise), follow, stalk, molest, destroy or damage personal or real property, disturb the peace. keep under surveillance, or block movements of the protected persons named above.”
The Order goes on to limit firearms, a useful thing considering this Defendant has threatened to shoot people for serving him legal documents in the case. On that subject the Defendant is ordered to
“not own, possess, buy or try to buy, receive or try to receive, or otherwise obtain a firearm or ammunition. The defendant must surrender to local law enforcement, or sell to or store with a licensed gun dealer any firearm owned by the defendant or subject to his or her immediate possession or control within 24 hours”
To understand the sequence that precedes the Order, this CPO issued due criminal charges. The Criminal charges came from violations of a Civil Restraining Order we helped the Client obtain, and which is discussed here.
We are making the Order available for downloaded below:
The Christmas Griefer. A stalker, now also subject to a Criminal Protective Order
Earlier posts have followed the saga of a homeowner with the neighbor-stalker from hell. The neighbor had engaged in a series of acts to terrorize and make an older woman’s life miserable – until a renewed trust in our courts, patience, and persistent legal effort begun to turn things around.
The latest development stems from more recent conduct by the Griefer.
It was last year that we helped document and present a longstanding history of past subtle threats and harassment – meriting a Civil Restraining Order against stalking and harassment. Among other things, the Civil Order prohibited coming within a few feet of the protected person, contacting, or even speaking to the person.
All would have been well by observing ‘live and let live,’ but some haven’t learned how to let others be.
Well, it so happens that when a perpetrator violates a Civil Restraining Order, the Police can be called – with a possible arrest and now Criminal charges issuing : For Violating a Court’s Order.
Well there is another recent development which heightens the protective barrier, something that helps prevent further conflict in these situations: The Court’s issuance of a Criminal Protective Order (CPO).
The CPO has more bite than a civil version, it can result in a much more streamlined arrest procedure. It also provides a longer measure of protection, extending for several years down the line.
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The Court of Appeals has reviewed jurisdictional briefing and has now found probable jurisdiction for an appeal in a Texas Non-consensual implants case.
This case involves non-consensual Implantations allegedly occurring during a scar removal proceedure. During the otherwise simple procedure, one of the medical personnel proposed an injection in the forehead. The site of the injection became discolored, and infected. Subsequently, a surgeon was able to remove a foreign body from the site of injection, and sent it to a lab. The lab analysis confirmed an implant. There is a lively discussion of the case and background in this video.
The case had prior been dismissed, with the dismissal appearing centered on a statutory interpretation. That interpretation requires a detailed expert report of specific wrongdoing to be filed, even at a time when the specific wrongdoing is unknown to have occurred.
We believe knowledge of specific wrongdoing is a pre-requisite to any detailed reporting. Otherwise, one would expect such a premature report to be quite uninformative, namely blank. Subtle torts like poisonings might include a fast acting poision and a slow acting poison : If such reporting is required, the second and more subtle tort would escape justice. Likewise for foreign body cases, where a leftover foreign body like surgical sponges remain undiscovered for years after the original procedure. A Plaintiff should not be charged with knowing, suing upon, and filing expert reporting upon as of yet unknown torts.
This is particularly true in cases of non-consensual implants or foreign body cases, where the items left behind are minute in nature. We are prepared to assist the Plaintiff in presenting this view.
Accordingly, the ruling is the subject of an appeal to a higher court at this time:
Be advised that this case is currently in litigation, so the above are allegations and the Court and jury will decide.
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Two lawyers, including Ray Schumann, Joined in this Motion to provide legal representation to a survivor of Non-consensual implantation.
The case features a retired Texas Schoolteacher who was implanted without her knowledge or consent. Though still unadmitted, we continue working alongside Plaintiff in researching, organizing proof, and helping her write her pleadings and motions.
The Motion is based on the doctrine of pro hac vice admission. It allows lawyers with useful expertise to enter into and provide legal assistance in multiple jurisdictions, thereby helping litigants who might otherwise remain unrepresented.
Presently the case faces a dismissal order. We have opposed this dismissal, raising awareness of a technological feature of modern implants, namely, minituarization: these items are so small they are extremely difficult to discover, thereby prompting extended Statutes of Limitations pursuant to Discovery rules. Some our arguments are contained in this Opposition to Dismissal, more in-depth material is presented in our post on this issue.
We continue to press the argument that each implantation is best treated as a separate tort, which may remain undiscovered for years. The Plaintiff should then be allowed to sue upon each device as it is discovered. Plaintiffs can be expected to sue only after they are reasonably expected to know of the implantation, and the identity of the perpetrator.
The Motion to Dismiss was unfortunately granted, but we did not stop there. An Appeal was filed on the case, and the Appeal is currently at the Jurisdictional Review level.
We are waiting the go ahead from the Appellate court, so this matter may be heard on the merits. .
The PDF of the Pro Hac Vice Motion can be downloaded below:
This an Opposition to a Motion to Dismiss was earlier filed in a Texas Judicial District Court, advocating for a survivor of Non-consensual implantation.
The case features a retired Texas Schoolteacher who was implanted without her knowledge or consent. In this particular case we have not, as of this writing, been admitted to practice law. Instead, we work alongside Plaintiff in researching, organizing proof, and helping her write her pleadings and motions.
This pleading arose in Opposition to Defendants’ Motion to Dismiss. Their motion was based on procedural grounds, arguing that Plaintiff should have sued on an implantation many years ago – even before she knew about it. If their motion is allowed to prevail, the case would then be dissmised and no justice will be had.
We are fighting this dissmisal, tooth and nail. Our Opposition makes clear that modern implants are extraordinarily small and difficult to detect. Such modern implants can be completely concealed inside of injections, unwittingly ingested like a drug, or even inhaled.
Each implantation is best treated as a separate tort, which may remain undiscovered for years. The Plaintiff should then be allowed to sue upon each device as it is discovered. We argue that Plaintiffs can only sue after they are reasonably expected to know of the implantation, and the identity of the perpetrator.
The Motion to Dismiss was unfortunately granted, but we did not stop there. An Appeal was filed on the case.
This Points and Authorities Memo was filed in a California Superior Court, advocating for a survivor of long term Stalking and Harassment: A svelte 60 year old female retiree, repeatedly harassed by a 300lb man.
The Memorandum explores alternative grounds for obtaining a Restraining Order for Harassment, in this case under California Civil Procedure Code Section 527.6. This includes exploring what constitutes actionable harassment, what amounts to a ‘course and pattern’ of conduct, and the legal definition of a ‘credible’ threat of violence.
This resulted in a two-year restraining Order, as seen here.
The Memorandum of Points and Authorities can be downloaded below.
The Legal Coop is currently assisting in a non-consensual implant case. There, a retired Texas schoolteacher is fighting tooth and nail to right an injustice.
Her allegations describe a non-consensual implantation into her face, while she underwent a scar removal procedure. Suspicions arose when visible signs of rejection surrounded the area of the procedure. This prompted medical consultation, surgical removal, and laboratory analysis: Each of these procedures confirmed the presence of a foreign body inside of her, further discussed in this video.
Our latest result is helping Plaintiff write a legal brief concerning Appellate jurisdiction. Appellate jurisdiction can be an arcane subject, and very difficult for non-lawyers to address. The basic premise is that Jurisdiction is limited, and filing an appeal does not ensure it will actually be heard.
In this important case, the Court also issued an additional request for an appellate brief on jurisdiction itself, giving rise to a strong possibility that the Appeal would not be heard.
Not being licensed in Texas we are already seeking admission to work on this case as Plaintiff’s counsel. In the meantime we helped the Plaintiff by researching and editing a legal brief to obtain Jurisdiction in the case, and attempt to reverse the Dismissal.
The brief addressed the jurisdictional hurdle and, as of yesterday, gained the written concurrence of opposing counsel. This work increases the chances that the issues in this case will actually be heard.
Be advised that this case is currently in litigation, so the Court and jury will decide.
Some said it couldn’t be done. That so and so was too connected, or that the Courts were not capable. Well, think again:
A California District Attorney has filed a criminal charge against the Perpetrator in one of the most serious cases of stalking we have worked on.
Why is this a Breakthrough ? Because this is a resourceful and intimidating perp, who actually claimed the police told him what to do!
The perp is confident. A large, heavy-set and rather scary guy; maybe 300lbs. Prior conviction for criminal violence. Our client ? She is a retiree of 60 years of age, a very nice lady who is maybe 130lbs, with no criminal record.
So how did he manage to terrorize her and land her behind bars ?
She didn’t know him, he was just a neighbor. But the perp somehow latched on. There are several potential causes but I would rather stick with what can be proven, and what can be proven is that he pursued our client without regard for law or conscience. He used other people in the neighborhood, who helped terrorized the client with a persistent, even sexualized campaign of stalking and harassment. How?
They started by glaring at her as if they knew her, while belittling and mocking her. They threw things against the walls of her house, and into the garden. They stood inches away from our client’s window, speaking of raping her and of a “horrible death.” for her. They egged an aggressive leashless pitbull to charge at her fence, when she needed to leave for an errand. And much more.
But let’s backtrack for a second. How did we become involved ?
We found out in December 2019. Ray Schumann went to a support meeting at a coffee shop, and she was one of the people that shared their story. By then, she was heading downhill fast: Based on sheer lies she was criminally charged at the perps behest, and her own lawyers were turning away from her in court. She also had no money, and her confidence in the system was waning fast.
We asked her to start documenting everything with video. Meanwhile we began our work in the background.
It turns out the perp was menacing, and brazen. He was absolutely confident in his impunity. At the same time, our client had developed a renewed sense confidence, she knew she had some backup. That’s how the Perp was documented on video, repeately sexually harassing our client with threats of rape, and subtly coming up to her window to accost her with talk of her “dying a horrible death.” He seemed to delight in provoking her. He tossed feces and other matters into our clients yard. He was caught peeping through our client’s kitchen window, taking pictures of her through the bugscreen.
He claimed he was absolutely intimidated by and trying to stay away from our client – but he was documented in close proximity and glaring at our client through her windows, without any legitimate reason. Like this:
He was documented brazenly stopping his vehicle in the middle of the street to scream at her for no apparent reason – ‘DO YOU WANT TO SUFFER?! DO YOU?!?!’ It was more of a promise than a question. Submit, or get out, or more suffering. He felt empowered to make that threat.
His tactics turned for the subtle. He began printing and showing flyers questioning her sanity in the neighborhood. This caused neighbors to look at her askew. Was she, really ? Better not ask. He falsely accused her of violence that never occurred – a fake ‘aggravated assault’ – another a total fabrication. Our svelte 60 year old female is like anybody else: She might be provoked ito yelling. But she had never touched him, was never any threat to him. But the allegation alarmed people as well, and falsely sullied our already downtrodden client.
He escalated his lies, and began manipulating the Justice System – causing the Court to issue a Temporary Restraining Order against our client based on sheer lies. He then went on lying, now to the Police, and making a false police report: All because she was out watering her lawn, musing on the incredible course of events. This got a police squad to arrive, and they proceeded right to her tp arrest, and then, criminally charge her. At this point we still had not met her, so she was unsure of what to do. She wondered how a simple lies could land someone in jail ?
Then someone at the Court did something that made things worse : she was ordered out of her home during the 2019 Holidays.
Not to be undone, the Perp also began building a wall of tarp, 12 feet high, blocking the sun and the air from our client’s home. A sort of cage, a cell, to keep his obsession in the dark.
We had been working on documentating his activities, working on legal strategy, and organizing and submitting facts.
It was at this point that we got the Court to realize they’d been had.
We directly engaged the substance of the 100 yard stay away order Order, as illegal, so the home exclusion order was terminated. She was able to regain her breath in her own home.
A few more court appearances after that, we kept the pressure on with findings of fact, such as the fact that we discovered his having done the same thing to his prior female neighbor. This caused his bogus criminal charges against our client to get dismissed.
The Perp’s fake Restraining order was challenged factually, so that his request for a permanent restraining order was properly denied by a now concerned Court. Truth was rushing in, people were figuring what he had done.
Immediately after the ruling was read, the brazen and intimidating Perp thundered at the Judge in open Court – still somewhat confident of his ploy – that the Judge had solved “nothing” by her ruling. He would later seemed to adjust his tack but not in substance, as he again threatened the Client by telling her that well, “we’re not playin in the courts no more.” He implied he was working on another way to attempt to victimize her. Our Client brazenly recorded as much of these exchanges as possible.
As dismissive of the Court as the Perp was, he did not grasp the effect of being named on a restraining order. It can spell the end of a brazen griefer’s career. That’s because that little restraining order shows up on any responding squad car’s computer – on every related police call : Now the Police know who is who. One perps credibility, right where it belongs.
Perps be forewarned, if you make others suffer, it’s going to cost you.
One can hope for peace in that neighborhood, and I have repeatedly advocated for a return to civility. Unfortunately, some people have been unwilling to stop harassing people. Maybe this helps others understand, and maybe there is one less perp to deal with. The Legal Coop has put in its part, and we are thankful for the opportunity to serve and help this client out of darkness.
We are thankful for the opportunity to serve this client and provide this win for people in need. We did so for no money, traveling across counties to get to court and support her. Her willingness to work in performing the tasks we need done, her honesty, and her positivity moved us.
Can you help us keep the lights on over here, so we can continue our work and reach out to help more people ? Maybe just a little tip of the hat. That is how we come to know about you, and it’s easy to support people we know support us. Put it another way, if we are not supported, how can we exist ? Without your show of support, we can’t.
How about this, get us just enough to buy a decent cup of coffee, every month, a little something to take with us, when we head back to Court on this Case. Because we are going back. You got it, there is a lot more to come on this case.
This Material was promised to $99 and above donors for Barbara Lindsey’s current Court Case and struggle against nonconsensual implantation, and it is delivered below as a password protected post. The case features a high tech implant chip, at times referred to as a microchip, or biochip.
The password protected post is a briefing on existing caselaw, policy, and pointers on pleading some of these cases in Court.
Why does this work matter ? For too long cases with these facts have been summarily and unjustly dismissed.
This recurs as a combination of a strong product and research lobby, an arcane topic shooing away lawyers and jurists, and legislative inaction also engendering insensitivity in the bench, and bar. Pro se litigants are left to fight for principle, alone. The resulting are vigorous but unenlightened cries of “fanciful!” supporting dismissal, but these are mostly a result of lack of skill, than lack of merit.
When cases do go forward, compensatory damages are cut-off, or ‘capped,’ in the colorful language of the industry. Heightened evidentiary hurdles erected, and small windows to sue imposed; all the more strangling plaintiffs who are already injured. Salutary protections for our healers have no place in cases of intentional acts of deception; not where a person’s physical inner sanctum is violated, not to shelter a few rogues lurking among those we trust to heal.
This work is intended to enlighten and assist survivors of these abuses. While these cases are currently shoe-horned into medical malpractice, battery is a slightly better cause. Instead of slashing compensatory damages, punitive damages should be the norm. Any semblance of Justice would reject draconian time limits and ill applied status of repose, opting for heightened discovery rules, protecting essential access to our courts. Each and all are oddities in battery cases to be sure, but then a poisoning is also seen as a battery, and likewise hard to discover.
Fair courts need better tools to deal with prevailing subtletlies. Reading these opinions is to witnesss lower Courts painfully struggling with the apparent rule, which appellate courts then scramble themselves to fix: adjusting old precedent to justly address 21st Century realities. Legally, these actions resemble slow poisonings. Yet they simultaneously inflict the notorious harms of an open battery, usually in a setting of trust. In between these towering veils to justice, one can see light. The progress of a new cause of action.
A better cause of action would marshall the above realities and properly address the subtletly possible, to address these heretofore unacknowledged tools of harm. This work is intended to aid in that progress.
Why a protected post ? It is an honor system intended to support an ongoing case that could benefit all survivors of this crime, and to encourage and support The Legal Coop for engaging in this work.
We’ve all seen the droves of cases, nearly all dismissed and never appealed upon. Steering some resources and support into this cause is the only way to ensure these cases are hard fought, and eventually won. I can tell you that we are appealing this case, fighting tooth and nail to win. We needyour help to make it happen.
The writing is ongoing and needs support. It will be edited and added to, with time. If someone asks you to share the links or printout of this work, please consider sharing a link to this post instead: here all can learn about and hopefully appreciate the value of supporting those that are working to help the communnity, so we can be here when we are needed.