How many of you reading this are aware that there are people locked away in prisons for crimes they did not commit? I guess I knew, but never imagined I would be one of them.
Hi. My name is Kurtis and when I was 19 I was captured after three of my “friends” assaulted a man, who subsequently died nearly one month later. I was prosecuted along with the others, but refused to cooperate. I was charged with ‘capital murder’ narrowly avoiding the death penalty, although it was uncontested that I didn’t know about the assault, was not present at the scene of the crime and could not have prevented it.
I refused to cooperate with authorities and was unwilling to say what they wanted me to say. Because I exercised my rights guaranteed by law, this angered those who are paid to enforce the the law. They wanted to use me as a tool to destroy a legal political movement they despised. My three “friends” (the actual perpetrators of the crime) on the other hand, were ready to cooperate in exchange for lenient sentences. Indeed, one of my co-defendants, who was literally caught red handed, has already been released from any further incarceration.
Using a little known law of “accomplice liability” and misapplying a gang/hate statute; combined with some governmental deceit and back-room deals, I was sentenced to life without the possibility of parole. What I endeavor to do with this website is to provide you with documents proving my innocence, and once you are convinced of this injustice I encourage you to get involved.
I am currently working on two petitions: one is a clemency petition 1 and the other is a petition 2 drafted for the free world of stout hearted conscientious Americans to sign; so that when presented to the Washington State Governor it will persuade him to grant me clemency.
You will see declarations from the former lead prosecutor 3 on my case who spoke out against the travesty of justice I suffered and actually sued the Prosecutor’s Office; she won the lawsuit and was awarded more than $3 million dollars. However, I never saw any judicial relief from my circumstances.
You will see trial transcripts of the testimony of two disinterested eye witnesses 4 who testified that I was not a party to the crime.
You will see the discrepancies 5 in my co-defendant’s testimony that differs from the pre-trial proffer of proof.
You will see statements from the prosecutors 6 before trial, saying I was equally guilty in contradiction to post trial statements to the media, saying I was not equally guilty.
You will see the State’s expert witness 7 admit that the boots I was wearing (at the time of the incident), tested negative for blood from the victim; which would have been impossible if I was standing at the victim’s head while he was being beaten with a baseball bat by the perpetrators.
You will see hand written letters 8 between my co-defendants, which were seized by the State, conspiring to place the blame on me so that they could get plea bargain deals.
You will see where the female co-defendant (before she got the deal), admitted in a private letter 9 that I was the only innocent co-defendant.
I will also provide you with all of the appeals 10 that have been submitted, all of which have been denied. You may be wondering why they were denied if I am so obviously innocent. The reasons are many, none of which are complicated. The government never wants to admit that they made a mistake (even if they’ve ruined someone’s life) and in my case I am the victim of government. Let me reiterate that I had a prosecutor who came out against the Prosecutor’s Office, saying I was improperly prosecuted and that the office engaged in “prosecutorial misconduct.” This is a can of worms they’d rather not open 11.
Because of this, Washington State saw fit to banish me from their jurisdiction in 2005 and I have been in forced exile 12 ever since; having been detained by the Federal Bureau of Prisons. What does this mean for my appeals? It means that appealing my case is nearly impossible. The Feds do not possess or provide a Washington State law library (RCW – Revised Codes of Washington). So by virtue of being denied proper law materials, the ability to fight my wrongful conviction is crippled and neutralized. I have been denied access to the RCW’s throughout my entire appeal process, so it is no wonder I have lost all my appeals.
Ask yourself: how can anyone overcome such a blatant travesty of justice under these conditions?
Throughout all of this I have been kept in Maximum Security prisons. Most of it in “the hole” under the harshest of systematic policies sanctioned by the government. But for the grace of God, I would have lost my mind, I would have a bitter heart, I would have thrown in the towel, giving up all hope.
In spite of my adverse circumstances and hellish environment I ever remain steadfast in my faith, that truth shall prevail. Maybe your visit to this website and reading my appeal to your sense of justice, if you could walk in my shoes for just a moment of reflection, then maybe you can make the truth a matter of vindication and freedom and reality.
I’ve used these many years wisely. I’m no professor with a portfolio of academic credentials, but I have successfully completed courses 13 in Adult Continued Education, Theology and Koine Greek. I’ve published articles on topics of prison reform and religion and have become a proficient artist 14 in illustration and graphics.
Please review my website; your valuable time is most appreciated. I am now 30 years old. I have been stripped from my family and friends since I was 19. It is time that someone says, “enough!” A grave injustice has been done. If it can happen to me, it can happen to you; and if it were you, wouldn’t you hope that there’s still a few good people out there who have the courage to say, “NO, not on my watch!” Thank you for your time thus far and I pray that my appeal to you is heard and acted upon.
Part 1: A real life chronicle of one outstanding skinhead falsely accused of murder and sentenced to life imprisonment. He exemplifies the true grit of what young Identity Christian men should be. An amazing story of an innocent man fighting for his freedom and yours.
Part 2: Evidence from Washington state transcripts and witness testimony that proves the innocence of a man who has spent the last ten years in federal prison and who has exhausted all legal remedies, leaving one last option of clemency and your prayers.
“Remember those who are in prison, as though in prison with them” Heb. 13:3 ESV. I wonder how many Christians heed this passage or even understand the ramifications of what they're being admonished to do. Although it's not Scripture, we have heard the idiomatic expression, “There but for the grace of God go I.” I wonder how many people have committed crimes and have never been caught? I wonder how many Christians think so and so should be in jail for something they think he did wrong, when in fact incarceration is no where to be found in God's Law. The only justice meted out in the Bible is restitution or death, which is a pretty good deterrent against crime or what we call sin. But, this passage in Hebrews isn't necessarily talking about criminal actions, or debt or immorality and certainly not your more heinous crimes of malevolence, but rather those who are in bondage for the sake of Christ. Today we call them political prisoners or prisoners of war (POW's). This is often the case with God's elect standing on principles and demonized in a nation under occupation and not under God. You know you're doing something right when “men shall revile you, and persecute you, an shall say all manner of evil against you falsely” for the sake of Christ (Mt. 5:11). I dare say that the antichrist jew would like to put every racist, what they consider an “antisemite,” and every politically incorrect hate group in concentration camps to die. They are so bold today, to talk of the White race and Christianity in the past tense, in the most disparaging terms. But in spite of this, the Holy Spirit compels White men to proclaim the Good News of the Gospels and to produce good fruit. You usually won't find them in the churches, but you'll find them in the trenches of racial consciousness. That's where the real battle is being fought, in the hearts and minds of our kind.
We should not forget those who dare take a stand. We should admire those who, as the KJV puts it, “Prove[s] all things; hold fast [hold on to] that which is good” I Thes. 5:21. The CNT renders it, “But scrutinize all things, hold fast that which is right.” Unfortunately, when a society has a government that no longer adheres to proof or scrutiny, it no longer is a terror to the evil, but to the good and righteous. In lieu of jewish death camps for the goyim, we have instead a criminal justice growth industry, whereby innocent men and women can be thrown into prison on the flimsiest of pretext(s). And that's always been the case when the wicked rule, the people mourn; but, “When the righteous are in authority, the people rejoice” Prov. 29:2. We remember the victims of injustice by praying for them, sending them letters, visiting them and relieving them of their distress with the Comforter, the Spirit of God that gives us peace... as if we were in their position. Lord knows they suffer spiritual adversity, physical afflictions, stress from an environment of non-Whites, the unbelief of brethren and the temptations of the world.
I have the distinct honor, for more than 10 years, of having a prison ministry. I actually don't remember how it got started, but it was probably through correspondence with a few prisoners who got the address for Kinsman Redeemer Ministries. It has grown to about 100 prisoners throughout the United States and I spend approximately 2 days every other week answering mail and sending out literature. I don't send out a one-size-fits-all newsletter, but rather give special attention to the needs of each prisoner, and that's time consuming. However, it's certainly been a rewarding experience, meeting various individuals and seeing them grow spiritually. Probably one of the most influential prisoners, who can rightly be called a disciple of Christian Identity and loves Jesus Christ with all his heart and mind, was a young man of 19 at the time, which I recollect was 2003 or '04, when he first made contact with us. It was our protocol at the time to meet prospective church members at a neutral location like a restaurant, because our church was in our home and there's nasty people who did nasty things to other home churches. A lot of times there would be no shows and no further contact, so we figured they were up to no good. But, we met this young man named Kurtis Monschke and two of his friends at a Denny's and they were skinheads and were enthusiastic about Christian Identity. We had a great fellowship with them and invited them that Sunday to our worship service and again they bonded with the racial message, like ducks to water.
A couple of weeks later, we were shocked to hear on the news, that Kurtis and three other people (not the ones who came to our home) had been arrested for a murder that took place in Tacoma of a homeless man. Needless to say, his skinhead image was seen by the local prosecutors as an opportunity to throw the book at him and he was railroaded through the court system and sentenced to life imprisonment. As I tell you his story, you will come to realize the atrocity of how a travesty of justice like this could take place in America, where once upon a time you only heard of such cases in the media, happening to poor colored people; but the color of America is changing, the complexion of justice is going dark, not just racially but spiritually as well. Having only known Kurtis for a brief time, we didn't know what to think. I really didn't have an opinion as to whether he was guilty or innocent, but I was savvy to the scribes and media whores that can make anybody look bad and color public opinion. They sent him to a Federal prison so that his appeals would be that much more difficult than a Washington state prison that provides a law library and relevant resources to address the appellate courts. Plus, he was being moved quite frequently from one federal penitentiary to another and in the process they would accidentally lose his legal papers and Christian Identity materials, like Bibles and concordance, newsletters etc.
Let me say right now that the trial records of the court prove Kurtis did not commit the murder, that he was not even present at the crime scene when the other co-defendants were the actual perpetrators. As crazy as it sounds, one of the actual murderers is now free and out of prison; and the other 2 will be out within the next 10 years. I'll explain why later. In legal circles, this case is well known for 'prosecutorial misconduct' and one of the prosecutors sued the Prosecutor's Office and won. This case is important for the wide gamut of White activists and Identity Christians to understand. Why? Because it can happen to any one of us. The case set a precedent. Unless it is successfully challenged and defeated, this corruption of the law will advance America towards an already encroaching dictatorship and police state. Kurtis has exhausted all legal remedies, including a petition to the US Supreme Court, which was ignored. His only hope now is clemency from the Governor of the State of Washington. This is why friends of Kurtis have initiated a website to that end. The URL is FreeKurtis.com and there you can read for yourself transcripts of the trial (which I'm typing and collating presently) and other pertinent documentation. Kurtis wrote an Introduction for the home page and a subsequent addendum, which is, in a nutshell, his story. And I'll be sharing some of that with you, but first I want you to get to know Kurtis a little better from letters of correspondence that I've saved. I've seen him mature in Christ from the milk of the word to the strong meat of the word in the last 10 years.
I really got to know Kurtis as a brother and fellow believer in Christ through his letters. He has brought dozens of other prisoners to the message, who are likewise bringing the Good News to the lost sheep of the house of Israel. And I am in correspondence with them as well, who bring a steady flow of neophytes, hungry for the Truth of God, nation and soil. He was in prison for over a year before I heard from him and that's because he was in the hole for 17 months. He approached the prison chaplain, a Baptist, trying to get his religious diet approved, but it was denied and sent him a note detailing how the Law had been done away with. However, later, the chaplain gave him a form to fill out in which he had to list what religion he was affiliated with. This prompted something off the internet about the British Israelism belief being erroneous. This was the beginning of confrontations Kurtis would have with prison chaplains, fighting for his religious rights, that a wide array of other prisoners enjoyed. Eventually, Kurtis won a federal decision in favor of Christian Identity being recognized for privileges just the same as other beliefs, but for the most part are ignored by officials. In his first letter, he quoted Luke 1:68, “Blessed be the Lord God of Israel; for he hath visited and redeemed His people.”
The next year (2005) he started his appeals and was told that he was going to be transferred out of state, but remained in Washington. He said, “I have continued in my studies of the Bible. I have walked as close with God during this time as I can. It is not easy, but I find the strength through prayer. And I share the Bible's truth with all of my kindred. I still believe in the Great Purpose of our Noble Cause, and that flag flies high with every step God allows me to take... God has been generous with me, but I am still a beginner, at 21, my walk with the Everliving has just begun... I know where my circumstances has put me in people's eyes. I even understand. I don't know if I'll remain in prison for the rest of my life, or if I'll be released. But the Cause is alive, I will continue tirelessly to do everything I possibly can to make the movement move! Whether in or out of prison. I respectfully submit a request, that you give me careful consideration. If God tells you I'm bad news, I'll respect that... God will stick to His game plan; He knows how to execute each move according to their success, not me. And what's best for His people, is the best, period.” In some quarters Kurtis was regarded as a pariah, because they believed the ADL and Southern Poverty version of events more than the truth. I agreed to take him under my wings as I do with all prisoners who seek answers.
Kurtis could have attended services at the prison chapel, but refused because they were multicultural and in Christian Identity we believe Deut. 23:2 is still the Law of God i.e. “a bastard [mongrel] shall not enter the congregation.” He spoke of his family becoming outraged with current events (and this was 3 years before Obama); His grandfather was retired military and very patriotic and would never bad-mouth his own country, but sees America as a communist regime, because he fought it and he is now seeing textbook socialism, one big police state. Kurtis was glad that their eyes are opening, but was sad that this is what it takes to awaken God's people.
Prison life is a whole other world. He explained how they nickel and dime inmates for petty cash in the mail-room. At times, the prison decided to take draconian measures. Just as he was approved for release to another facility, it was canceled; they rounded up all the CI, Odinists and racial separatists and put them in the hole, so that they can build a new Security Housing Unit (SHU) to dump them in. I hear quite frequently how our guys are thrown into the SHU for simply being CI.
January, 2006. “Things have been pretty tough around here. I've been fighting an out-of-state transfer for nearly 2 years and because of this, I've been getting less than favorable treatment... I don't have a [prison] job and I've been in the hole for 19 months... I spend 47 hours in my cell at a time.” Four months elapse and I haven't heard from him because he's been transferred to Texas and now under Federal jurisdiction: “I was flown all over the place before I finally arrived in Feb. My first 3 days on the yard, there were 3 stabbings, one resulting in a murder, so the prison was on a lockdown for a month. After that there was a food strike, so we went on a lockdown again. Now all the Whites are on lockdown because the Mexicans beat an Odinist.. Times are tough here. I am the only Identity Christian here. Even when it comes to racialism, there's steady conflict. I don't fit in with the 'convict crowd.' I'm not a rat nor am I a coward, but this is just a different way of life and I don't think I can submit to it.” He's always asking me questions about the Bible: “Do you have any information on the following: atonement, propitiation, justification, redemption, reconciliation, election, predestination, foreknowledge or sanctification?” This tells me he is occupying his mind with the things of God, in spite of his horrid surroundings. In June (2006) he was notified that the appeal was denied and so his attorney filed a Petition for Review with the Supreme Court of Washington State. The ACLU also filed an Amicus Brief (filed by someone not directly related to the case, but may obtain additional information which can be included in the case file) on his behalf. In August he was transferred to California and found a group of CI there, but was put in the hole, because of an Aryan Brotherhood (that he has never been associated with) trial in the courts, making the prison environment volatile. But, he was elated to find fellow believers.
May, 2007. Kurtis is transferred to Louisiana where they just had a race riot between blacks and skinheads. He said, “I'm praying I'm not going there just to get my wig split.” But, as soon as he and another skinhead walked into the yard, they were jumped by Whites, because they (Kurtis and friend) were “racists.” He prayed (with his unbeliever friend) before all this went down, he asked for God's protection for he and his comrade (who thought they were going to get stabbed and maybe die); they not only survived, but were unharmed; the other skinhead became a Christian because of answer to prayer. Meanwhile, his petition to the Supreme Court for review was denied and his attorney had just finished a Petition for Certiorari and Prof. Jeff Fisher from Stanford Univ. helped out on it. In September he is transferred to Pennsylvania, where the food is decent, weights for exercise and a good CI group. His new cell mate is Bruce Pierce of The Order notoriety. Kurtis is in good spirits as his family sent him several books from Artisan Publishers; books are really gold to Identity Christians in prison. Kurtis does not think it coincidental and said, “that while the highest court in the land is considering my case, that Morris Dees does an article on hate with me in it or National Geographic does a documentary with me in it, portraying me as an unrepentant hate-monger. But them be the breaks, right?” Kurtis contributes to the Bible study group there.
April, 2008. Things are going pretty good. Bruce Pierce is reaching out to Volksfront leader Randy Krager on Kurtis' behalf, to get an affidavit for his appeal. Eventually, Krager refused and the appeal was denied (details are on the website FreeKurtis.com). Kurtis informed me that he was in his 18th week of taking a course in Greek and could read Koine almost perfectly. He was told that he was headed for Big Sandy, Kentucky, after being in transit for a month in the state of Maine and then another couple of months in Brooklyn, NY. While there, he got into a fight with a guy who afterwards told staff that he assaulted him because he was jewish and that he hated jews and blacks. Kurtis said, “It's not like I can convince them that this guy is lying. Because of all this, I have been singled out by the warden for the “treatment.” According to officers here, the warden herself is jewish, so she is making it a personal issue. I am not letting myself be baited by any of it.” At this same time, Randy Krager did not come through with the affidavit, but a miracle happened. His investigator “was waiting in a Chinese restaurant; bored, he noticed a newspaper on another table, all stained with sweet and sour sauce. He picked it up to read and there was an article about a civil suit that the former lead prosecutor, Barbara Corey, on my case filed against the Pierce County Prosecutors Office. She won the suit and a jury awarded her a couple million dollars. In the article they were making reference to a problematic case that sounded very much like mine. So my investigator went to the court house and read the transcripts and sure enough it was my case!” Evidently she said the case was being mishandled and when she objected along with other misdeeds, she was fired. The investigator went to her and she gave him a declaration stating that Kurtis' case was based on politics and not the facts. The court is now going to know that Barbara Corey has already convinced one jury that this is true; to date she has been awarded $3 million. What are the odds of his investigator finding and reading that newspaper? Kurtis writes, “While I thought the pagan Krager was my only hope, God provided a way that might possibly be even better.” He was not allowed to inventory his property or even pack out; they just came and got him unexpectedly one night and he again lost his books; he was off to Big Sandy, KY.
While in transport to Kentucky, Kurtis remarked, “My drive through Kentucky was breathtaking. There was maybe 4 inches of snow on the ground ; hills, mountains and trees all the way through. It seemed as though there was a church about every mile. It had a very wholesome vibe and was very soothing to my anxious spirit. Driving up to the entrance of Big Sandy I saw 5 huge elk, it was so beautiful. Once in my cell, I was blessed with one of the best views in the prison; outside my window I could see elk and counted 11; there's also wild turkey. Yes, God surely has been building my faith; I've been so blessed. None of his property or books arrived from Pennsylvania and he would have to file a tort claim, which was always pointless. During this period of time, Kurtis developed a romantic relationship with a young lady who was acquainted with Christian Identity and they hit it off pretty good. In fact, he had me buy a ring for her and asked me to marry them in the prison. It's difficult enough for marriages and families to remain together; I've heard many stories from inmates as to just how taxing it is for both parties. Long distance relationships are hard and without divulging personal tribulations that Kurtis and his girlfriend underwent, it was a love that ended bittersweet. And that's all I'll say about it. But, we remember those in prison as if we were in their shoes also. It must have been very difficult. On the other side of the coin, Kurtis brought the CI message to the Kentucky prison and for the first time had a very warm reception. Kurtis wrote, “I've never experienced this before pastor. So many are interested and listening. I'm putting together a study group.” This was the germ of an idea to get CI accepted in the federal prison system for religious rights that other dubious faiths enjoyed. Through dogged determination he finally succeeded through litigation, although this policy change has been arrogantly ignored by some prisons.
A year later, April, 2009. The study group has doubled in size and others are showing a keen interest in this new Identity revelation. Kurtis said, “I want to be proud of myself (in a way), but I know it is Christ within me. His cell mate was a “Creator” (a White group that is hostile to Christianity) , a high ranking member i.e. a “legatis” and “Reverend”, and left the Creativity movement for the real Jesus Christ. Kurtis remarked that, “The pleasure I feel by being able to bring honor to God this way is simply indescribable, it's absolutely amazing. In August (2009) the Court made a ruling on his Personal Restraint Petition saying, “After consideration... the Acting Chief Judge has determined that the issues raised by this petition are not frivolous” and ordered that this petition be referred to a panel of judges for determination on the merits of the case and that a law firm be appointed to represent Kurtis at public expense.” Kurtis almost fainted when he read that and said, “I am very optimistic about this, something I haven't felt in a long time.” Later that year, we got into a discussion about what confession means biblically, which is crucial to a Christian in prison. I learned from Kurtis that it is not the cool thing to do in prison i.e. to confess Christ. “From prison to prison at any given time there are at least 15 Odinist and as many as 60. Most yards he's been in, he's been the only Christian; sometimes one or two others. As far as the establishment is concerned, Christianity is denied. He gets his materials routinely rejected and/or lost, whereas Odinism, Satanism and Wicca are all state sanctioned and subliminally promoted. All those risks the 1st century Christians took are analogous to contemporary prisons affecting one's job, status, property, health, freedom, family and even life.
A letter received in February, 2010, Kurtis reported that the court appointed attorneys out of Seattle devoted the month pf December to his case, thinking it would be enough time, but they were still working on it two months later, because of continuances and other delays. Both the attorneys and Kurtis are optimistic. In March, because of a successful legal action by Kurtis, against an administrative rejection of Mein Kampf, all of his mail is being screened by the warden himself. He figured it was retaliation, not based on professional penological concerns, which just makes him more determined to bring more legal actions. One nice thing about this prison was that they had an art class and Kurtis is a talented artisan in his own right; he made me a wonderful ceramic mug, which I highly prize. There was a work strike and they threw Kurtis in the hole as the instigator, probably knowing that he really didn't have anything to do with it. Unfortunately, during this time, all of his art materials were in a locker, which he was unable to access. In April (2010) he has an epiphany about prayer; he was praying desperately every night about something that concerned him dearly. What occurred to him was, that if he was desperate and praying at the same time; and agonizing over the situation , suffering from uncertainty, then his faith was no faith at all. He said it was like rolling the dice or making a wish and hoping it all works out. However, he was now well acquainted with the Word of God and when it speaks of hope, it really carries the connotation of confidence in something we expect to shortly come to pass. He said, “If I'm up all night agonizing, praying and hoping it turns out alright, then I have no faith. This not only rocked me to my core, but scared the daylights out of m! I was doubting God, something that is unimaginable to me. So I prayed, sought forgiveness and humbly prayed again in faith, asking and believing it will be given. And prayers for that situation were answered. He was moved in September to West Virginia and his appeal is set for October before the three panel judges. Just 4 days before his girlfriend was supposed to visit him, he and his cell mate were thrown in the hole for an incident that happened the year before and a make-believe plot to hit a muslim, before he even came to that institution. The authorities knew that his girlfriend just moved to the area and was about to visit him; talk about dirty tricks. And they're dropping the 'T' word again... transfer. This can get a guy down; in frustration he remarked, “at least the feds haven't killed me yet.” One honorable thing, which I admire greatly is that when a brother is getting close to release, his friends will try and protect him as best they can so that he isn't set up for more time. By December, “bad news,” they denied his Personal Restraint Petition; his attorneys are seeking review by the Washington Supreme Court and if that fails, it will exhaust his claims for federal court and allow his attorney to include them in a habeas petition. One of the attorney's in the PRP was named Koch, which is a jewish surname; there was an odor that he misrepresented Kurtis and sabotaged his appeal. Most people may think this is just paranoia, but we in CI know better... we've read their Protocols.
January, 2011. Kurtis has only asked for money a couple of times (and not from me) for decent clothes for trial and another time when he didn't have any shoes. Once a prisoner has been labeled a security threat, they can't get a job to earn enough money for toiletries and other necessities for proper hygiene. So the only thing Kurtis could do was artwork i.e. greeting cards, portraits etc. and the medium of exchange was stamps. When Bruce Pierce was his cell mate, he saw how Kurtis was struggling and gifted him with some food and stamps. He gave it back somewhat chagrined, but Bruce insisted. Kurtis promised to pay him back, but Bruce sat him down and told him a story about a time when he was struggling bad; he was helping Bob Mathews clear wood in Washington. Bob found out that he didn't have any money and gave him a considerable amount. Bruce tried to decline, but Bob insisted. Bruce asked him, “What can I do to repay you, can I put in some extra work around here” and Bob told him, “You know what you can do for me?” “What?” Bruce asked. “You can be a gracious receiver.” I don't know what can be more Christian in principle than that, between two White Christian brothers. Any White man worth his salt abhors handouts and wants to make his own way in life. But the God of Israel orchestrates things in our lives so that we bear one another's burdens. It was a good lesson for Kurtis and it's a good lesson for us to know our priorities and from whence comes provisions; and it separates and keeps in check pride and humility. In February, Kurtis is busy filing grievances, especially in regards to his mail being sent unsealed and getting lost; this can be very frustrating trying to communicate with your attorneys; and tort claims forcing 2 people to share a single cell (a violation of policy); not releasing him to general population; not transferring him within the required 90 days (another violation of policy); losing his property time and time again; and denying him a pillow (a violation of policy). There are a few prisons guards who are honest enough to say he's gotten a raw deal over time. Kurtis said, “Filing these things are not easy and it's bringing a lot of pressure on me. But these things are wrong and I can't ignore them anymore.” I think the Bible and the US Constitution speak of cruel and unusual punishment. I've heard from enough prisoners to know that there is rampant cruelty, both physically and psychologically. It makes me wonder how and why have such sadistic behaviors been condoned and then it occurs to me, yeah, it goes all the way to the top echelons of government where the rulers have become a terror unto the good and not the evil. Thank God, we still have a few good men daring to do something regardless of the consequences. That is a true proactive faith found in the blood of our forefathers. In March, his transfer to the Lockdown program still has not been approved. He says, “This is unusual, I think they may be having a hard time justifying sending me there since I have had exemplary behavior for over two years.” He is finally moved to Alabama in May and put in the SMU (Special Management Unit) program; “Not a fun place, The security is overkill. To go to rec (recreation), it takes 2 cops and one Lieutenant to escort, handcuff and shackle me, frisk me, wand me with a metal detector, sit on a metal detecting chair and place my chin and both sides of my face in a contraption... and this is supposed to be a “non-punitive” program. Visiting takes place over a telescreen. And the best part, if I don't submit to their brainwashing program, they send you to the ADX SuperMax in Colorado. They want me to write a 10 page autobiography.” And then in a candid thought, he said, “I thank God for letting me live during these exciting times.” Sound familiar? “In everything give thanks; for this is God's will for you in Christ Jesus” I Thes. 5:18.
January, 2012. A controversy has arisen about the victim of the crime for which Kurtis has been convicted. The same people at Volksfront who refused to provide an affidavit to save a fellow White man from spending the rest of his life in prison for a crime he did not commit, promulgated a rumor, whether out of ignorance or in order to justify their apathy or it was just easier to throw Kurtis under the bus when ZOG's media machine turned up the heat, that Randal Townsend (the dead homeless man) was a veteran, as if wearing a uniform makes any difference; the intent was to smear the character of Kurtis and get themselves off the hook in the eyes of White Nationalists. As you can gather by now, Kurtis is no slouch when it comes to fighting for the truth and so he simple fought for the truth about Mr. Townsend and his own reputation. Here's what he said to me in a letter: “No, the victim was not a vet like the media said, he was discharged for being unstable only weeks after basic training. And he wasn't an honorable man that lost his job, family and dog due to outsourcing. He was a crackhead that was in and out of jail for various crimes; whose family wouldn't let him in their house, because he stole stuff to sell for drugs. All of his friends (such as those who testified at trial) were black drug dealers and pimps, White prostitutes and race traitors. Now everything I'm telling you is public record; in fact, I have all the transcripts. Nevertheless, this crime was reprehensible and didn't win our cause any points.” Never has Kurtis even remotely tried to rationalize this murder committed by other people. To think that he would espouse such an attitude is patently absurd and a misunderstanding of the facts. In February, the government responds to his Federal Habeas Petition, up to 4000 pages and only 20 days to respond; obviously trying to drown him in paperwork, knowing he has no access to Washington State case law or research material, so it's nearly impossible for Kurtis to defend himself. He said, “It's all so complicated and nonsensical that you nearly have to be a magician to understand it.” On the 12th, he gets word that they objected to his motion, extension and custody transfer; still waiting for the judges decision. In all my years of corresponding with Kurtis, he mentions for the first time that he has endured horrors that he hasn't told me about nor anyone else. He has witnessed much prisoner abuse and their cover-ups; one of his friends was strapped in chains to their metal bunks for 3 days; another, the same treatment for a week. Kurtis disclosed that he had been beaten by guards with batons. I hear similar stories from other prisoners from around the country of physical abuse. It's the ugly America that is swept under the rug. In July (2012) he's sent to Louisiana and says, “This place has its ups and downs; I'll stay focused on the ups; it's easier that way; everyone else complains; I'm just happy I have no cockroaches to contend with.” I'm ready for Jim Jester's book or Bill Finck's New Testament. In December, Kurtis hears from his father who he hasn't heard from in 8 years; he is reconnecting with his family; he had a good talk with his dad and he wants to be a part of his life again. Being distant from his family has been difficult, so he felt especially blessed with this new reconciliation.
January 2013. For the past year Kurtis has had a platonic friendship with a lady named Mary Depache, who has helped him with things. He sent her all the money he had ($150) for an art project of Martyr Day cards and a racially orientated calendar. He worked hard on this project for three years. He hadn't heard from her in months and started to get worried about her health. I even talked to her once on the phone and she told me she was in the hospital. She confessed to Kurtis that while in the hospital her roommate destroyed the cards because she didn't like them. Kurtis is suspicious that something is not right. In February, he went to a hearing for the incident the previous year and all charges were dropped, where he could have been facing some serious time and punishment. In ten years, it was the only fair hearing he ever had; it just wasn't normal; it had to be a miracle from God, there is no denying that. They have a negress chaplin that refuses to give him a Bible. He got a response from the 9th Circuit Court of Appeals saying that his Certificate of Appealability was denied. His first reaction was to pray to God to let him out of that place. He said in his letter, “I know how selfish that sounds. I would ask that you pray that God gives me the patience to come to terms with his will, acceptance of His will, courage to face come what may with a cheerful disposition, the strength to endure and the selflessness of a good Christian man.” In April he is transferred to Lewisburg, Pennsylvania, one of the oldest and cruddiest prisons in the U.S. In July, he is informed by his legal team that a book has been written about him. Kurtis said, “They asked if I helped the author, which of course I say no. they send me the book and after reading it, it becomes obvious that Mary wrote the book under a pseudonym or assisted the real author or is just a psycho who mimicked the authors identity. Our conversations are almost verbatim in this book. She deceived me, befriended me, to write a book.”
February 2014. “I am no longer in that nightmarish unit and am that much closer to being eligible to get out of here by March. My appeal still has not been answered by the US Supreme Court. Statistically, I have 1/10 of 1% of a chance of being heard by the High Court. If they reject or deny my appeal, then my appellate process is over. All I will have left is a Governor's pardon. To date, I do not think a self prepared Pardon Petition has ever been granted. I've found a place that specializes in Pardon Petitions called the national Clemency Project. They do the whole thing for you from beginning to end for $1500. I have an idea to create a website where we could seek donations to this end.
There are several people who are now making this a reality including Bill Finck, the web designer, myself as administrator, Kurtis' attorneys, friends back in Washington who are getting the word out and of course our friend Kurtis. We pray that this synopsis of 10 years of correspondence has given you a better appreciation for what has happened to one of our own and that he should be vigorously supported with your prayers and support. In Part 2 I will give you a synopsis of the testimony and forensics of the case that vindicates an innocent man. I ask you to remember today's reading in Hebrews 13:3, “Remember those who are in prison, as though in prison with them.”
In criminal law, William Blackstone formulated the principle that: “It is better that ten guilty persons escape than one innocent suffer.” The actual numbers or ratio is not as important as the idea that the State should not cause undue or mistaken harm "just in case." Historically, the details of the ratio change, but the message that government and the courts must err on the side of innocence is constant. The concept is much older than The Commentaries on the Laws of England, which is why I choose today's Scripture in Genesis 18, about the destruction of Sodom which, it must be noted, God did eventually destroy, but with the innocent getting out of Dodge beforehand. Similarly, we are told in Rev. 18:4 to, “Come out of her [Mystery Babylon] My people [Israel]... that ye receive not of her plagues.” Blackstone's maxim was also absorbed into American common law, cited repeatedly by our Founding Fathers, later becoming a standard drilled into law students all the way into the 21st century. I would be shocked and dismayed if Kurtis' prosecutors never heard of this fundamental precept of law. Perhaps it's as diminished as one hour of instruction on nutrition in medical schools. Or the spiritual analogy from seminaries that religion is only for people to feel good.
Defending British soldiers charged with murder for their role in the Boston Massacre, John Adams also expanded upon the rationale behind Blackstone's Formulation when he stated: “It is more important that innocence should be protected, than it is, that guilt be punished; for guilt and crimes are so frequent in this world, that all of them cannot be punished.... when innocence itself, is brought to the bar and condemned, especially to die, the subject will exclaim, 'it is immaterial to me whether I behave well or ill, for virtue itself is no security.' And if such a sentiment as this were to take hold in the mind of the subject that would be the end of all security whatsoever.” Indeed, it would open the floodgates of a dictatorship where the government itself is above the law and selectively prosecute whomsoever they want eliminated from their society. Kurtis is not the first innocent man to be found guilty in an American courtroom for murder, and the way things are going, he will not be the last. But, if we say nothing about his case, we may see our name on the docket. It should be understood by all freedom loving Americans that totalitarian regimes are adamantly opposed to the principle of saving one innocent man from the guilt of many. It's the mindset of of 'kill 'em all and let God sort it out,' although I doubt God is an integral factor at all with that crowd. If God were a consideration, then justice would be considered as well.
Abraham knew the Judge of all the earth would do right. He does not plead that the wicked may be spared for their own sake, or because it would be too drastic to destroy them, but for the sake of the righteous who might be found among them. And righteousness can only be made in the form of a plea before God, not plea bargains before human prosecutors. Our commitment to free Kurtis Monschke is firstly a pleading before the Divine Court, which will, in turn, plead to the heart of the Governor of Washington State. Abraham petitioned Heaven for intercession, to spare Lot and his family. Oh, wait a minute, what did Jesus say about His return to earth? What was the sign? “And the world will be as it was in the days of Lot” Luke 17:28.
Being born and raised in Washington, I know a little about the current Governor, Jay Inslee, who went to law school, is a Democrat and was a US Congressman. Earlier this year (2-11-14), Governor Inslee suspended the death penalty in Washington by issuing stays of execution to its nine death row prisoners. In a statement, the Governor's office explained Inslee's reasoning. "Inslee said it is clear to him that use of capital punishment is inconsistent and unequal, and it’s time to have a conversation about ensuring equal justice under the law. 'Equal justice under the law is the state’s primary responsibility. And in death penalty cases, I’m not convinced equal justice is being served.'” OK it's a start, that may open the door and his heart to the reality of a wrongful conviction and travesty of justice.
We've all heard of Johnny Appleseed, but did you know we also have planters in Identity? In one of Kurtis' recent letters to me he wrote an elated prayer report about our corporate prayers for him. He said, “We asked for strength, patience, endurance, courage and peace and our Father has provided it; it is amazing. Our God has provided a comfort I have never known and an insight with maturity that shocked me. My faith and loyalty to our profession has never wavered. I fight this system. I stand. I encourage others. Sometimes we get selfish, stuck in our own problems, personalizing everything and this blinds and binds us. I would often think “this isn't fair!” and it wasn't. But what are we to expect? These are God's enemies, the beast system. And so, am I expected to go to the beast and say, “please, will you be fair? Will you do the right thing?” Of course not. I was talking to my attorney and she says, “I just don't see how they can't see our position!” And it clicked, duh! They do see our position very clearly! And they act as only our adversary can, unjustly. Mt. 21:22 says, “And all things, whatsoever you ask in prayer, believing, ye shall receive.” And Romans 8:28 says, “We know all things work together for good to them that love God, to them who are the called according to His purpose.” What God revealed to me is that if we pray believing, it will correspond to God's will, not ours. If I pray to be released, that is selfish and may or may not be in His will. If I ask for my will to be done, it is not in belief. In our corporate prayers, we asked that God's will be done, come what may; to have strength to fight the adversary, courage to face adversity, endurance to withstand the fiery darts of our enemies and to be at peace in the artificial environment of a prison. Eph. 6:12, “For we struggle not against flesh and blood, but against the rulers and authorities, against the powers of darkness, against spiritual wickedness in high places.” The US Supreme Court is the highest court in the land, is it not? So we are asking them to be fair? This will only be possible if God has purposed it! I cannot ask God to insert my desires into His Grand Design, for that would be asking in unbelief [and the highest court did turn down Kurtis' petition]. Perhaps God's will is for me to be in here, riding the federal circuit (for they pay big bucks to fly me all over the country) lighting a fire at each stop. Luke 12:49 says Jesus came, “to send fire on the earth, that My purpose is already ignited.” I interpret this to mean that He does not want us to be idle, waiting for Him to do it all for us; He wants us in the faith, to put it to work ourselves; to get the fires going. I remember Samuel Adams saying, “It does not require a majority to prevail, but rather an irate, tireless minority keen to set brush fires in people's minds.” Back to the point of the prayer report: since ya'll began praying, I have been at peace. I have been thankful and exceedingly blessed. Even as I lay to sleep, I feel comfortable and smile and say 'thank you Father.' Now this is amazing because these prisons keep making the beds smaller and smaller, mine is about 2 feet wide, little more than a bench [Kurtis suffers from knee and shoulder injuries]. I used to begrudgingly eat every bite of food; now it seems more pleasant while I pray, while my adversaries wish to deprive me of nutrients and feed me secret GMO's and aspartame; God protects me and allows my body to be nourished. I smile at a bite that doesn't taste so bad and I say, thank you Father. These are small things, but are miraculous to me. I know that we have brethren who have pains and trouble sleeping; they're struggling and going through hell. And all I mean to say is that it is the prayers that have allowed me to endure this hell.”
Well, that is really quite a testimony from Kurtis. 'Come what may' is putting yourself on God's side no matter what happens. We couldn't have a better ambassador of Christ inside the prison system today than Kurtis Monschke, but we don't believe in incarceration; it's not a biblical remedy for justice. Furthermore, justice proceeds out of God's character of love, so that the purpose of justice is correction, rather than destruction; it should never be confused with divine retribution for capital sins. Therefore, Kurtis has fought the good fight, has planted the seeds of hope and proves his love for God by his walk with Christ for the last 10 years and now deserves clemency, which is the ethics of mercy, the cousin of judgment. Perhaps the prosecutors of Kurtis' case are not familiar with what Jesus meant in Mt. 7:2 CNT, when He said, “For with the judgment by which you condemn, you shall be judged, and with the measure by which you measure, it shall be be measured with you.” And that includes how a governor evaluates and decides a clemency case. In ancient times, the Judges of Israel did not have the right to judge any man by his own standard. He was called to administer the Law of God and so his judgment was not supposed to be his own. It is the same with us today. All of Kurtis' remedies of law (of man made law) have failed. It is only through the Law of God that Kurtis has been exonerated. Kurtis is at peace with God's Law, but we wrestle against the secular laws that resemble ancient Babylon. That's why we are putting into motion this project to free Kurtis from an injustice that never should have happened.
Kurtis did not kill anybody; that much is clear from the court transcripts and testimony. He was, however, in proximity to the crime scene (one of the perpetrators testified that he was one mile away) and Kurtis was acquainted with the actual perpetrators of the murder; was in the classic 'wrong place at the wrong time with the wrong people' that would be used to sentence him to life imprisonment. But, even that is not why they really went after him. The truth is they hated what he represented in his religious and political beliefs. That's why he's in prison. It's not that much different than the persecution of Christians in the first century, insomuch that Kurtis has not been literally thrown into a den of lions or crucified. Modern persecution is psychological torment to break one's spiritual bond with Christ. Kurtis is excited that this project can be used of the brethren as a tool to bring forth a myriad of reasons for the cause of righteousness; it's just the right thing to do, not as a matter of anything selfish on the part of Kurtis, but as the creed of our American Revolution declared: 'Resistance to tyranny is obedience to God.' The selfish thing to do is to not resist at all, to be the innocuous bystander watching your neighbor being hauled off to distant gulags. This can only lead to one thing: someday they will knock on your door and drag you off to points unknown. It helps to have friends. Or you don't even have to be a friend of Kurtis, but you do have to be principled-friendly. What is the principle of what shall make us free? It's the truth. We have to love the truth as well as our own brethren or we will be delusional and estranged from God.
Kurtis is currently working on two petitions; one of which is an online petition of clemency and the other is a petition drafted for the free world of stout hearted conscientious Americans to sign, so that when presented to the Washington State Governor, it will persuade him to grant clemency (i.e. mercy). We also need to raise $1500 to pay an experienced professional organization to spearhead the effort. According to The National Clemency Project, “No inmate submitting his or her own application has ever been successful.” $1500 is a very fair and reasonable fee for the work that is required for such a complete and thorough presentation. The website, FreeKurtis.com, is slowly but surely coming together with all the information one needs to know about the case. We hope to have a funding function soon, with an automatic shut-off when the goal is reached; or if you wish to be anonymous, you can contact me.
The truth is that Kurtis had no prior knowledge of what was to transpire the night Mr. Townsend died, nor was he at the crime scene (as trial and appeal transcripts prove) when the attack happened. When he learned of the attack he quickly and decisively parted company with those who attacked Mr. Townsend. One of the reasons Kurtis was convicted was because he was labeled a “white supremacist” and two ADL talking heads were at trial to convince the jury that Volksfront (of which Kurtis was associated) was a violence-prone organization or more succinctly, a gang-related hate group. In his 'Personal Restraint Petition' Kurtis needed the help of Volksfront leader, Randal Krager, to counter the ADL claims in a simple affidavit denying their charges. Kurtis’ defense made sure that Volksfront was alleviated from any criminal or violent ties to this case, specifically that Volksfront was a White civil rights group professing non-violence and opposing hate crimes. But, Krager, never responded to help a fellow comrade. In fact, even if there was a liability on Krager's part, the statute of limitations had run out. Kurtis was tried separately and testified that he was not a member of Volksfront. He categorically stated that he was not a member and had only donated $50 as an “official supporter”, which entitled him to a supporters T-shirt and a baseball cap. The media was complicit in disinformation by implying Kurtis was the Washington state coordinator for Volksfront. Of course the media is not concerned about the truth and oftentimes this will affect the local jury pool. Lord knows, outspoken White people are demonized for daring to speak out or taking a stand for their own race in various media.
All three co-defendants agreed that Kurtis was not present when the assault took place, and that he was not involved in the decision to assault Mr. Townsend. David Pillatos and Scotty Butters had already inflicted the injuries which lead to Mr. Townsend’s death before Kurtis came to the crime scene. After the assault, Pillatos and Butters found Kurtis a good distance away. The two eye witnesses to the assault, Cindy Pittman and Terry Hawkins, who had nothing to gain or lose, testified that they saw the assault and that Kurtis was not party to it. Terry Hawkins reiterated that he saw the two men and one woman kicking and hitting Mr. Townsend and later a fourth behind the three, who did not participate at all. The co-defendants Pillatos, Butters, and Frye who testified pursuant to favorable plea bargains, and the testimony of disinterested bystanders, were largely supportive of Kurtis’ explanation that his only involvement was the prodding of Mr. Townsend some time after the assault, and did not otherwise participate in the assault. The physical evidence supports this as well. Clothes taken from Kurtis’ three co-defendants tested positive for Mr. Townsend’s blood, whereas Kurtis’ tested negative. All of this is substantiated from the court transcript of the trial and expert testimony in forensics.
If the evidence is looked at with objectivity, it is clear that Kurtis had no role in the death of Mr. Townsend at all. The evidence supports that the most Kurtis did was prod Mr. Townsend with a bat in an effort to check his condition. Indeed, it is very unlikely that he could have hit Mr. Townsend with the bat and have gotten no blood on his boots or clothes, given Mr. Townsend’s condition after the assault of Butters, Pillatos and Frye. This evidence includes the testimony of Kurtis and of every eyewitness and participant and of the physical evidence. Only one person said that Kurtis used any kind of force with the bat (contradicting earlier statements), Tristain Frye, the star witness who received an 11-13 year sentence in exchange for her testimony (versus Kurtis who received a life sentence without parole). Ms. Frye was pregnant with Pillatos baby at the time of the crime and before the trial, letters from jail between the two were intercepted and show conspiracy to commit perjury. The Prosecutor's Office was well aware of the intercept and how that would play out at trial and choose to ignore that and pursue a plea bargain, so they could throw the book at Kurtis. Ms. Frye was allowed by the government to testify that she was not a White Supremacist or a Skinhead, in spite of the fact that at pretrial, they admitted she was, claiming she was deeply involved, possessing a copy of her membership application to Aryan Nations; having evidence of her yelling racial slurs in Tacoma before this crime; photos of her in skinhead attire and naming her baby after Robert Mathews and David Lane. The government had possession of a private letter that Frye had written to Kurtis before she got her sweet deal, wherein she acknowledged that he was innocent as opposed to the others who were “truly responsible.”
Kurtis' attorney at trial opposed bringing Dr. Mark Pitcavage forward as an expert witness. To paraphrase his statement: In the State's statement of clarification regarding the qualifying organization or identifiable group, the State wanted to have Dr. Pitcavage take the stand and testify that white supremacy, which they assert is an idea or a concept, and that white supremacy can also be taken as a whole, and can be seen as one group, that it's an identifiable group, that it has a hierarchy, and the defendant can do something to obtain membership in the group of the white supremacist or do something to maintain membership in the group of white supremacy, or he can somehow rise in an organization called “white supremacy.” I've been a White Supremacist all these years and I didn't know the aforementioned; does the prosecution have an address for the headquarters of “white supremacy” and whoever is in charge of this hierarchy? Please, such exaggerated hyperbole does not belong in an American court of law. The courts have their own language called legalese, but this is calumnese, the language of defamation, which the ADL speaks fluently.
Kurtis sent me a number of bullet points he wanted posted, which you can view on the website, but the last one posed this question: “Why Me?” And thus the following comments from him: “People need to understand that there is more to this case than meets the eye. I'm not referring to my actual innocence, but that this case created precedence for the government. It can be used against anyone the government doesn't like. They did not put me in prison because I allegedly committed a crime. They put me in prison because of what I believe. Washington State had a significant Skinhead scene and racialists that were extremely active, as opposed to other areas of the country. They used my case to disrupt racial activism and almost overnight destroyed all the progress that had been made. This can now happen to any one of us, anywhere, any time.”
Kurtis further explained this precedence in a letter to me, which I've posted under the title 'Addendum to the Introduction' on the home page of the website, in which he explained: “I was thinking over the letter I had sent, listing important points (Introduction for the home page) and I realized I left out a major point. When I explained why this is important, why people should care, is because if you look at my Petition for Certiorari to the U.S. Supreme Court, starting at page 24, you’ll read the government-approved Jury Instructions. Specifically, the jurors were told that they could find me guilty of first degree murder as an “accomplice.” The jurors were told that it was not required that I personally premeditated or participated in the murder to find me guilty.
“To be found guilty under Washington State law of first degree murder, you have to meet a two-pronged test: 1. actus reus i.e. the act of a crime and 2. mens rea i.e. mentality of the crime or premeditation. You have to personally meet both criteria.
“The state was allowed to tell the jury that I was guilty even if I did not personally premeditate or participate in the murder, as long as one of my co-defendants did. They told the jury that I was guilty even if I prodded the victim lightly with a bat to check his condition, because this was “encouragement” making me guilty as an accomplice!
“This to-convict instruction is so dangerous because it implies that someone could be guilty of first degree premeditated murder as an accomplice without ever acting with intent to cause a death! People may read this and say, “Well, I don’t associate myself with criminals, I have nothing to fear.” Please turn to page 18 of the same petition. I was convicted of this crime because of my beliefs and associations (violating the First Amendment). The government said I was in a group and identified this group as “White Supremacy.” The Court of Appeals said this could apply to any number of people with a commonality, such as a law firm, a political party or even the Catholic Church.
“The precedent is set with my case to essentially put anyone in prison who falls out of favor with the government e.g. if you are an environmentalist running a website encouraging people to carpool, you could be identified as a carpooler. Because you run a website, you are now a ring leader. A carpooler kills a non-carpooler in a road rage incident. The government can then make you guilty as an accomplice.
“The government actually told the jury “Evidence regarding White Supremacist literature and materials seized at the defendant’s [me] residence is being admitted for the purpose of proving motive, premeditation… you must not consider the evidence for any other purpose.”
“It is not an exaggeration to say this really could happen to anyone. No one is safe with legal precedence such as this. Not a cheerleaders squad, not for a sports team and certainly not any White Nationalist or Christian Identity adherents. I just wanted to make sure I explained that and it’s understood that if my case goes unchallenged, there will, no doubt, be more.”
In the Introduction, Kurtis stated, “I refused to cooperate with authorities and was unwilling to say what they wanted me to say. Because I exercised my rights guaranteed by law, this angered those who are paid to enforce the the law. They wanted to use me as a tool to destroy a legal political movement they despised. My three “friends” (the actual perpetrators of the crime) on the other hand, were ready to cooperate in exchange for lenient sentences. Indeed, one of my co-defendants, who was literally caught red handed, has already been released from any further incarceration. I was prosecuted along with the others, but refused to cooperate. I was charged with ‘capital murder’ narrowly avoiding the death penalty, although it was uncontested that I didn’t know about the assault, was not present at the scene of the crime and could not have prevented it.”
If you visit our website, you will see declarations from the former lead prosecutor, Barbara Corey, who spoke out against the travesty of justice that Kurtis suffered and actually sued the Prosecutor’s Office; she won the lawsuit and was awarded more than $3 million dollars. However, Kurtis never saw any judicial relief as a result of that lawsuit, even though it proved his innocence. In Corey's declaration she stated, “Pillatos and Frye’s efforts to manipulate the plea and trial processes were known to Prosecutors Gerald Horne, Jerry Costello, Greg Greer, and other deputy prosecutors and police detectives.” For her heroic whistle-blowing, she was fired and set the groundwork for the lawsuit. None dare call it corruption, but “prosecutorial misconduct” cost the taxpayers $3 million and the man they railroaded still sits in prison. The prosecutors/defendants in the Corey lawsuit didn't lose any money and they're not in jail for the false imprisonment of Kurtis Monschke. They are most likely enjoying the good life in Babylon; out on the golf course or boating in Puget Sound or some other recreation to divert their minds from what they did.
There is a preponderance of evidence that goes into detail that's going on the website that should convince anyone that Kurtis should be vindicated. The incredible progression of events is astounding and I jokingly told Kurtis that his life story could be a movie, but Hollywood would never touch it, without demonizing and twisting the characters and beliefs to color public perception, like the movie 'American History X.' We have a dubious document that gives us an inside look at the crime from the perspective of the prosecution, dealing with an amendment to Tristain Frye's plea bargain to wit: “After almost a year of continuing investigation and the compilation of almost 6,000 pages of discovery, the State now has a clear understanding of the details of the murder, including acts of each defendant... This investigation also now includes a recent and lengthy, tape-recorded statement given by Frye concerning the details of the murder... The reason Frye is being offered this reduction is because of (1) her reluctance to participate in the crime; (2) the substantially lower level of her culpability in committing the crime as compared to her co-defendants; (3) the difference in the amount of physical harm she inflicted on Mr. Townsend as compared to her co-defendants; (4) her remorse and horror expressed from shortly after the murder was committed to present; and, (5) her willingness to take responsibility for her actions and to cooperate in the prosecution of her co-defendants... [let me stop there and point out that all five elements are contradicted by other sworn testimony as far as Kurtis is concerned]... In brief detail, Frye has told the State... that she was the first of the four charged defendants to encounter Mr. Townsend. The victim came upon Frye as she was drinking beer in the general vicinity of the subsequent murder. Frye had become separated from the other co-defendants. The victim approached Frye as she was drinking a beer and began speaking with her. He asked for a “swig” of her beer and she gave him the remainder. The two then began smoking cigarettes... [please note that she is smoking and drinking and pregnant at the time] Shortly after this, the victim walked away, toward some railroad tracks, where he encountered defendants Butters and Pillatos. Butters spoke brieﬂy with the victim who soon became afraid and tried to run away. The victim had run a very short distance when he looked back to see if he was being followed. As he did so, Butters, having pursued him, struck him in the side of the head with a baseball bat. The blow was so hard that the bat broke and the victim was rendered apparently unconscious. Frye’s response to witnessing this act was to freeze, as if in shock. As the victim lay unconscious on his back, Butters and Pillatos stood on each side of him and violently kicked his head back and forth between them with a force Frye has described as, “as hard as they could.” Butters and Pillatos were wearing steel-toed boots. This went on for about a minute before Pillatos noticed a small boulder-sized rock. Pillatos picked up the heavy rock, raised it above his head, and then threw it forcefully straight down onto Mr. Townsend’s face, hitting him in the mouth and nose region. After this act, Butters grabbed the victim under his arms, Pillatos grabbed him by his legs, and they carried him to the nearby railroad tracks. Based on Frye’s statement, together with independent evidence, it is believed that Butters and Pillatos positioned the victim’s body by placing him face down across the railings of the track. The victim’s face was positioned on one of the rails with his mouth wide open, as if he was biting the rail. It is firmly believed that Butters and Pillatos next performed what is known as a “curb stomp” on the victim [which is straight out of the movie 'American History X' i.e. life imitating art]; they stomped on the back of the victim‘s head several times with the heel of their boots, to ensure his death. After this act, Butters, Pillatos and Frye walked further up the tracks in order to find defendant Monschke. As they walked, Butters kept repeating that he had “killed that guy.” Pillatos ran ahead and located Monschke. The four defendants then returned quickly to where the victim had been left, with Butters and Monschke running slightly ahead. Pillatos and Frye soon arrived at the scene where they found the victim now on his back, gurgling blood and - apparently still alive. Monschke then brutally beat the victim over and over in the face with a baseball bat and, according to Frye, “finished him off” [please note that the prosecution said the bat was broken]. Either Butters or Monschke, or both, had turned the victim over onto his back before Monschke began this ﬁnal attack. lt was at this time that Pillatos informed Frye that she must also kick the victim. Frye stated she couldn’t do it; however, Pillatos grabbed her from behind her neck and forced her to walk up to the victim. He then covered her eyes with his hand and told her to kick — and she did. Frye kicked the victim in the head three or four times with such force that her knee hurt the next day. The four defendants then left.”
Apparently the prosecution could care less about two eyewitnesses and Tristain Frye herself saying in sworn testimony that Kurtis never assaulted Mr. Townsend. Here's what they said. In questioning eyewitness Cindy Pitman at trial it was asked:Q: It wasn't until they came face to face with you that you were able to recognize that the fourth individual was not participating, correct? A: Yes. Q: And then you told these attorneys when they showed you a photograph that this fourth individual that was not participating was Mr. Monschke? A: Yes. He was the last one I seen come out from under the bridge. Q. Okay. Are you concerned that anybody from the State, prosecutors, or law enforcement is trying to pressure you to say something that's not true? A. Yes, I am, in a way. Q. Why do you feel pressured? A. Because I know there is one guy that's going to trial, and there's some doubt in my mind that he may have had the same involvement. Q. What do you mean by that? A. Because I seen three people around the body. Q. Mm—hm. (Replies affirmatively.) A. The fourth person, I couldn't tell you. I mean, there was a fourth person there, but I couldn't tell you what their involvement was. I don't want something to happen to somebody that didn't do nothing. At the same time, I don't think that the people that I know what they did —— I think they're getting off lightly. Q: (By Mr. Greer) Is there anything we can do to make it so you think the process is fair? A. No. I guess you just have to do your job.
In questioning Tristain Frye as to her participation in the assault: Q Kurtis didn't make you do that, did he? A No, he didn't. Q In fact, he had nothing to do with that at all, did he? A Correct. She was then asked about a letter she wrote to Kurtis a few months after being booked. Q Do you recall writing that right there? A Yes. Q And what did you say? A I said someone's got to be punished for this crime. It might not be you, it might be the one who truly did this. Q Someone's got to be punished for this crime? A Yes. Q But remember, it might not be you. It might be the ‘one who truly did this? At that point there was an objection/sustained. Q Maybe the one that truly did it would get punished instead of Kurtis, correct? A Correct.
Finally, in questioning Scotty Butters, he was asked: Q: So you acted as an accomplice to murder in the first degree. Now, as an accomplice, it's fair to say that what you meant was, you knowingly assisted in the commission of murder in the first degree, correct? A: I guess. Q: And your testimony that you've given earlier was that Kurtis did not knowingly assist in the crime of murder in the first degree, did he? A: True. These are just a few of the highlights that should be overwhelmingly compelling testimony as to the innocence of Kurtis Monschke.
I've used the word 'innocent' intentionally and purposefully throughout this message instead of 'not guilty.' Because of the circus atmosphere of what American jurisprudence has become, the English common law and biblical concept of 'innocent until proven guilty' has been replaced with 'guilty until proven not guilty.' Prosecutors want prosecutions and so they stain the character of the accused from the get-go; to add insult to injury, they will put you in an orange jumpsuit and parade you around in handcuffs and shackle your feet. The accused may not have the best countenance before a jury, because of the way they have been treated. I don't know if Kurtis was in one of these costumes, but he was in restraints, giving the jurors the impression that he was prone to violence even though there was no past history of such behavior. He was a teen-age skinhead, a White Nationalist and God forbid one of those Identity Christians, whom during Y2K the FBI predicted in their 'Project Megiddo' all hell would break loose from these types of radicals. Of course, no such thing happened, but they got the best bang for their bucks in propaganda. Most lawyers, not worth their salt, will tell you that there's no such thing as 'innocence.' The distinction could be made that 'not guilty' means that there was not enough evidence to move a juror beyond a reasonable doubt whereas, 'innocent' means that one has not committed a crime. Juries in Courts of Admiralty (signified by a red, white, blue and yellow flag) do not find a person innocent. Generally, we no longer have common law courts (based on biblical law) in America, but rather alien jurisdictions.
Admittedly, there are some criminals that have pretty sleazy lawyers who know every loophole in the warehouses of law books to find their client 'not guilty,' when they're dirty. OJ Simpson is probably one of the best known examples of a 'not guilty' verdict. Jesus Christ is the most well known case of an innocent man found guilty. And Lord knows how many hundreds of thousands of innocent Christians have followed in His steps only to be prosecuted by a self serving system of “beast” empires, which have landed on our shores and persecute the woman of Revelation, Chapter 12. Pontius Pilate said, “I am innocent of the blood of this just person [Christ]” Mt. 27:24. But, in the very next verse, we read about the people who actually killed Christ and they said, “His blood be on us, and our children.” This is a peoples who embrace and flaunt their guilt in perpetuity and circumvent the Laws of God, denying He who is our Judge, our Lawgiver and our King (Isaiah 33:22); the three branches of government, which they so expertly subvert by way of deception. Justice has become “just us” meaning those who conform to the world. If you are a non-conformist like Kurtis, you too could be spending the rest of your life behind bars. Why does the enemy of mankind make so many laws? It's because they are the author of confusion.
I pray that the Kurtis Monschke story has not been a confusing one, but rather a clear case in which we can all stand with him as if we were in his boots. As the saying goes, 'if we don't stand for something, we'll fall for anything.' I pray that you visit the websiteFreeKurtis.com and get informed, sign his petitions, write letters to Governor Inslee (be polite), donate what you can for the National Clemency Project, tell others and above all else be in fervent prayers for all concerned. May God have mercy on us all.
PS. Kurtis will answer any questions that you may have about his case. Or feel free to write him letters of encouragement where he is presently in captivity:
Kurtis Monschke #98258-011
PO Box 3000
White Deer, PA 17887