Massachusetts Law Student Engages in Epic Judicial Intimidation
Above the Law is one of my favorite legal webistes. Why? Because articles like the one below. Maybe its time to start psych evals upon starting law school. Thoughts?
I don’t know where Ray Wolfe goes to law school, and I don’t want to know. This guy seems unhinged and dangerous. You don’t have to take my word for it; you can look at the letters this guy sent to judges in Missouri.
According to court documents, Wolfe was a law student in Massachusetts, but was home in Missouri when he was cited for traffic violations. But there were scheduling conflicts between Wolfe and the Missouri court.
That’s when Wolfe unleashed his crazy. He sent a couple of menacing responses to Missouri judges. The letters were so outrageous that he was convicted on two counts of ‘tampering with a judicial officer.’
Those convictions were recently upheld in an opinion by the Missouri Court of Appeals — which means we can now all be entertained (and generally horrified) by the apparently unhinged Ray Wolfe….
Massachusetts, I gotta ask you, just what are you teaching your law students? First there was Jesse Clark, who famously suggested that women should ‘be home cleaning and raising children’ instead of practicing law, and now there’s Ray Wolfe.
According to the court, Wolfe lectured the traffic cop on his ‘constitutional rights,’ and promised to see him in ‘federal court.’ I mean, can we please get some barriers to entry up in here?
In any event, once the scheduling conflicts arose, Wolfe sent a letter to the presiding judge. From the Court of Appeals decision:
His first letter read, in pertinent part:
To let you know I use the word ‘Judge’ lightly in your case. Your asshole (traffic cop) wrote me that ticket, committing constructive treason, and perjury of his oath, as you are about to do. If I come down there you damn sure won’t want me in your courtroom. I know you have people in the courthouse guarding your sorry ‘Communist’ ass. I told you I am currently ‘Out OF STATE’ and I demand a continuance. This is no longer a request!
I left that State to get the education so I to be able to fight on there playing field. (In the courtroom) instead of where I have been trained to fight (On the Battlefield) which may be where this winds up if you keep your shit up.
The State of Missouri has failed to provide me with justice, with the securities provided in the Missouri, and United States Constitution, and I will not pay for any injustice in Missouri ‘Unless it is in BLOOD.’ So the question is? Do you want to meet me on my turf ‘The battlefield’ —JUDGE. You best leave me out of that State until I get ready to return.
Ha ha. Hahaha [presses silent alarm underneath desk]. What a loon [somebody get me security].
His second letter read, in part, as follows:
I would refer to you as Judge but you already proved that you are not interested in justice by the warrant you issued. What do you want BLOOD, because that may be what you get.… Injustice breeds contempt, and with judges like you I am really surprised that people have not got together and started a revolution to hang communists like you, the prosecutor and of course your butt buddies that keep you busy.
I know you really do not want me in your courtroom now that you have violated my rights. You have better be glad that no officer stopped me while I was on vacation from college. As I am sure it would have made the headline news. As you might be able to ascertain by now that [sic] I am tired of your shit, and the city of Springfield’s shit! If I pay the city of Springfield anything – it will be in BLOOD. Your lying no-good officer started this shit, I will try to make him pay the ultimate price for his lies since you do not have the integrity to do what is just, fair and proper.
[Y]ou are doing nothing more than committing usurpation and tyranny. ‘Tyranny and usurpation are illegal, and they may be resisted by force, and governments founded thereon may be dissolved in the same manner that people may resist robbers or pirates’ (Second treatise of a civil government, p. 170, 174, 177). There is nothing I would like to see more in this country than a good old-fashioned bloody revolution where the people can take the trash out of government and hold them accountable for the tyranny and treason that they have committed. We could once again install a people in government that is for the people and by the people, instead of the communist greedy bastards that are currently serving themselves and their masters.
With this being said and forwarded to various agencies, you can take that arrest warrant and shove it up your communist ass!
At that point, the judge was, shall we say, ‘tired of [Wolfes] s**t.’ The police were contacted, and Wolfe was charged and convicted.
On appeal, Wolfe made various stupid arguments that the court rejected. You can read the full decision here.
I’m thankful that Wolfe decided to be totally deranged in front of a judge. This could have been a lot worse if Wolfe had only been crazy around his law school classmates and professors.
I think this is an example of the system working.
Missouri v. Wolfe [Missouri Court of Appeals]
(Via Above the Law.)