Gay porn, however, might be the least of troubling activities in Bill Pryor's past. Powerful evidence suggests he has connections to--or at least is aware of--criminal activities that were carried out on his behalf. This could involve serious criminality--possible felonies such as kidnapping, conspiracy, obstruction of justice, deprivation of rights under color of law, and more.
Was Pryor actively involved in such schemes? The answer to that is not clear at the moment. But we have little doubt he was aware of it and has done nothing to bring it to light. That, in itself, is a federal crime called misprision of a felony, under 18 U.S. Code 4. What does the crime involve? Here is the answer, from the statute:
Whoever, having knowledge of the actual commission of a felony cognizable by a court of the United States, conceals and does not as soon as possible make known the same to some judge or other person in civil or military authority under the United States, shall be fined under this title or imprisoned not more than three years, or both.
We're talking about a crime that carries a possible three-year prison sentence, so this is not to be sniffed at. It all hits close to home because evidence indicates my wife, Carol, and I were the targets of such a scheme--because of my reporting on Pryor's ties to gay porn. I was unlawfully arrested in fall 2013 and incarcerated for five months; Alabama deputies tried to arrest Carol; and we lost our home of 25 years to a dubious foreclosure, just as my jail time was coming to an end, forcing us to move out of state.
Did this all just happen out of thin air? We don't think so; we think someone made it happen. If Bill Pryor was involved, would he act alone in such a scheme? We doubt it.
|Bill Pryor, at badpuppy.com|
Let's look at a timeline of events related to my reporting on Bill Pryor's ties to gay porn and my arrest/incarceration, attempts to arrest Carol, and the foreclosure:
* Sept. 13, 2013--I send an e-mail to Pryor, seeking an interview and/or comment about my research showing that nude photos of him had appeared at badpuppy.com. Pryor responds by claiming the photos are not of him and instructing me not to contact him again.
* Sept. 17, 2013--I publish my first post about Pryor and gay porn, and numerous blogs and news sites quickly pick up on the story. These include Above the Law, the nation's No. 1 law blog.
* Sept. 18. 2013--I send a followup e-mail, asking Pryor if he would provide for inspection documents related to his confirmation as a U.S. judge. The issue is this: Did Pryor reveal his ties to gay porn during the confirmation process. I receive no reply to my query.
* Sept. 24, 2013--Shelby County deputies make the first of numerous visits to our home, usually two or more deputies, in two to three vehicles, at a time. I soon learn that Rob Riley has filed a defamation lawsuit against me, alleging that posts about his relationship with lobbyist Liberty Duke are false and defamatory. I later learn, via jailhouse communications with Birmingham attorney David Gespass, that no summons had been issued in the Riley case at this point, so the deputies could not have been trying to conduct lawful service. A service record from the Shelby County Sheriff's Office shows deputies tried to serve us 10 times in a six-day period. Sources state that it's extraordinary for a sheriff's department to attempt that many service attempts in such a short time. A normal course of events would involve one or two attempts in a 30-day period. If that doesn't work, the summons usually is returned to the clerk's office for attempts by a process server or other lawful means of service. Without a summons, the deputies had no valid grounds to serve us or "summons" us to court. That strongly suggests that they were trying to arrest us--even though we had committed no offense--and not serve us.
* Sept. 29, 2013--Deputy Mike DeHart conducts an unlawful traffic stop to "serve" us with papers in the Riley lawsuit. According to Gespass' written statement to me, these could not have included a summons, so we had no reason to appear at a hearing that was scheduled for the next day.
* October 3, 2013--I send an e-mail to Bill Pryor, asking if he had ever been diagnosed with strabismus, a crossing or misalignment of the eyes. The young man in the badpuppy.com photos clearly has strabismus, and photos of an adult Bill Pryor suggest he also has the condition. Pryor does not respond. Multiple sources who have seen Pryor in person, up close, say the strabismus still is quite evident.
* October 17, 2013--I write a post about Bill Pryor and strabismus.
* October 23, 2013--I write a post about Jessica Garrison's extraordinary hypocrisy regarding tobacco. She states in court documents from her child-custody case that she objects to her former husband and his new wife smoking around her child. I point out that her "mentor" and "hero," Bill Pryor, has long helped protect the tobacco industry from being held accountable for diseases that its products cause.
* October 23, 2013--Just before 6 p.m., a few hours after my Garrison/Pryor/tobacco post appears, Shelby County deputy Chris Blevins arrives at our home, enters the garage without showing or stating that he had a warrant, shoves me to a concrete floor three times and douses me with pepper spray (without stating why he was there), handcuffs me and drags me to a police cruiser for a drive to the Shelby County Jail in Columbiana. I wind up getting charged with resisting arrest (believe it or not), and at the trial, Blevins and prosecutor Tonya Willingham are ordered to produce a copy of the warrant that Blevins claims he had in an incident report. Willingham says they have no warrant.
Rob Riley's possible role in this is obvious. His defamation lawsuit, on the surface, launched all of these events. Curiously, Riley never asked that his case be heard by a jury, and my reporting (to this day) never has been found false or defamatory at trial. That's because there was no trial.
|U.S. Judge Bill Pryor|
Curiously, Garrison's case proved to be much like Riley's: She only asked for a jury trial after I had asked for one; she did not seek one in her original complaints. My reporting never was found to be false and defamatory at trial because . . . surprise, surprise . . . there was no trial. Jessica Garrison never came close to proving my reporting was false in an adversarial proceeding--never sat for depositions, never answered interrogatories, never turned over documents (e-mails, texts, etc.) and never took a witness stand to be questioned by the opposing party or lawyer.
We've already shown that the foreclosure on our house was highly questionable, to the point of probably being wrongful under the law. But who benefited most from the foreclosure? Who received a $3.5-million default judgment because we were forced to move out of state in the foreclosure's wake?
The answer is Jessica Medeiros Garrison, who sees Bill Pryor as a "mentor" and a "hero."
Were Pryor, Rob Riley, Jessica Garrison (and perhaps others) involved in a scheme to have Carol and me arrested and jailed, while our house was stolen out from under us via a wrongful foreclosure? I don't have a definitive answer to that question yet, but the whole process is transmitting an odor most foul.
I recently sent Bill Pryor another e-mail, requesting an interview about Garrison, Riley, and issues related to my incarceration and our foreclosure--along with questions about Donald Trump's statement, in light of Pryor's ties to gay porn.
How did Pryor respond? We will let you know in an upcoming post.
(To be continued)