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Archive for the month “March, 2012”

Moorish defense fails in court

Frank Gray

About a year ago, we wrote about a group of people who were filing documents at the county recorder’s office declaring that they were Moors and giving themselves new names.

The documents they filed proclaimed that as Moors, they had ancestors who were natives of northern Africa and that they had settled places like Atlantis and even North, South and Central America in ancient times. That said, the people filing these documents claimed that as Moors, they were not subject to the laws of the United States, Indiana, or any city or county.

On the surface, that sounds like a handy way to get out of a charge of driving without a license, drunken driving and so on, but it doesn’t really work that way.

As County Recorder John McGauley explained it, you can record anything, but that doesn’t necessarily make it so.

The rate of people recording declarations that they are Moors has diminished somewhat. Once every couple of weeks, someone will come into McGauley’s office and record the standard set of Moorish proclamations.

Perhaps that is because, as some have found out, you can’t declare yourself immune from laws.

Take the case of one man who was arrested for driving while intoxicated last September. It isn’t clear whether he used the argument that he was a Moor, but various documents show that he declared himself a Moor last November, a couple of months after being arrested and about a month before appearing in court. A summary of his case showed only that he pleaded not guilty and asked for a jury trial, then was arrested on a warrant for failing to appear at a court hearing. A couple of days later, the man appeared in court, pleaded guilty and was released. Later, his license was suspended, and he was placed on probation.

In February, though, the man filed a federal lawsuit claiming his constitutional rights had been violated and the ticket he got was unconstitutional, demanding that anyone involved in his case be recused from office, and seeking $75,000 in compensatory damages and $75,000 in punitive damages each against the state, the Allen Superior Court, something called the centralized infractions bureau and the officers who arrested him.

As supporting documentation were attached several pages of Moorish rigmarole. It is a curious claim, that a person who says he is not governed by the laws of the land would claim he had been denied his constitutional rights as guaranteed by the law of the land.

I was curious, though, how the federal court, which is not a place to play games, would respond to such a suit.

The court responded in a patient, even kind way. In a three-page order, the judge explained that complaints must contain factual matter, accepted as true, to ask for plausible relief.

The order, which noted that the filing was largely incomprehensible boilerplate, said the complaint was not presented in appropriate form and that the court could dismiss the case. It also noted that the complainant had not paid the filing fee among other failings. The judge ordered the clerk to send the complainant several blank forms needed to properly file a suit, and even a petition asking to be excused from having to pay the filing fee. The man was given until March 27 to refile, after which the suit would be dismissed.

To me – a person who tries to avoid getting mixed up in federal court matters – it seemed to be a kind, patient response to nonsense.

We’ll have to wait until March 27 to see what happens next.

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Bootleg Moors at it Again!!

(Bootleg Moors at it Again; Maybe Jail time and stiff financial finds will cause these fake Moors to rethink their poor position)

Appleton man cites religious reasons for renting out property he didn’t own

Made sham property deed and acted as landlord

The first case of criminal property fraud in Winnebago County since at least 2005 began last year when clerks in the Register of Deeds office noticed an unusual deed filed in July by an Appleton man for a residential property in Neenah.

The document, in which Appleton resident Erik Hudson claimed to transfer ownership of property at 312 E. Cecil St. to the Moorish Science Temple of America, also contained pages outlining the religious beliefs of the temple, which is based in Washington, D.C..

That aroused suspicion, which led to the discovery that Anchor Bank had purchased the property in a January 2011 sheriff’s auction and Hudson had no legal claim to it.

Hudson, who also uses the name Kabir Karim Bey, was charged in October with criminal slander of title, which carries a maximum penalty of six years in prison and a $10,000 fine. In its criminal complaint, the state of Wisconsin claims that the deed Hudson filled out is “false, a sham, and frivolous.”

After filing the bogus deed, Hudson began to rent the property to a Neenah woman, according to Winnebago County Circuit Court records.

Court documents filed in October state that Hudson, who claims to be a representative of the Moorish Science Temple of America, “admitted he had filed the document, and had various unusual political and legal theories that he believed supported his conduct.”

Among these theories is Hudson’s belief that “the Americas” are under possession of the Moorish Science Temple of America and that the church has lawful authority to exercise this jurisdiction through its members, including missionaries, Grand Sheikhs and sheikesses.

Hudson in November asked for the “alleged criminal case” to be dismissed because, he claimed, the court isn’t actually a court, but instead is “a tribunal operated as a private corporation.” That request was refused and he is scheduled for trial on the criminal charge on March 27.

The case is also the subject of a civil suit filed by Anchor Bank against Hudson, the tenant and the Moorish Science Temple of America.

In an Nov. 17 answer to the bank’s civil suit, officials from The Moorish Science Temple of America said they knew nothing about Hudson’s actions or the Cecil Street property, and agreed that the church is not the lawful owner of the property.

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