To the readers and supporters of BadEagle.com, the following report is certainly deserved, but also much needed. We deeply thank all who have supported our efforts for the American Indian, and for American Patriotism. Inasmuch as we announced publicly our intent to sue our opponents (January, 14, 2009), we are obligated to make known the state of the legal affairs at this time. Our legal suit was filed November 4, 2009. Papers were served, however, in March of 2010. Responses have been made. The following is a compendium of our progress.
As filed in the District Court of Oklahoma County, the case (CJ-2009-10887) is presented as follows:
David Anthony Yeagley, Plaintiff,
Cinda Hughes, Brent M Davids, Alton C Carroll Jr, University Of Nebraska, University Of Nebraska Press, Amazon.com Inc., Google Inc., Los Angeles Times, Independent Media Center, Kos Media, LLC, Defendant.
The actual pleading of the case is not online, and BadEagle.com will attempt to make it available soon. At this point, there are two companies which, to my present knowledge, we have not heard from, and they are delinquent: Indepdendent Media Center, and Kos Media. At this time, we have heard from council representing Los Angeles Times (March 25, 2010), Google (April 19, 2010), and Amazon.com (April 28, 2010). Interestingly, Los Angeles Times and Google are using the same firm (with representatives in Oklahoma City). Amazon.com is using a regional firm in Oklahoma City.
The case is identified as “libel/slander,” though there are other torts noted in the pleadings. The damages are noted for civil relief “more than $10,000.” This amount is simply to place the matter above the minimum required for our purposes. We plan to seek much more, obviously.
The offense began May 6, 2005, with a simple statement on an internet forum that I was not the son of my own mother, that I was adopted, and therefore not Comanche, not Indian. In time, this thought was repeated, expanded, and multiplied to the point that it found its way into a book published by the University of Nebraska. The cadre of individuals and corporations who apparently designed and implemented this profound personal attack have simply sought established as fact that which is wholly, and utterly false.
Me and my Mongolian-looking Comanche mother, ca. 2002.
My mother passed on April 9, 2005, just less than one month
before the libel about our family was begun.
The legal suit is merely an attempt at a corrective response. In the beginning, I was of no disposition to deal with such obvious falsehood. It never occurred to me than anyone would do, or even think of doing, such a low thing as to insult me and my family in this pathetic way. I ignored it for a long time. I thought myself above such low encounters. Frankly, I disdained the idea of responding.
However, I have learned that some men do not really have the luxury of chosing their enemies. They have rather humbly to accept those opponents who appear, regardless of their quality of character. Had I done this initially, a few of the corporations may not have been named in the suit. Unfortunately, these corporations found themselves party, willing or otherwise, to the promulgation of rank libel created by small scale individuals. So, my regrets to all, even my opponents, that I did not react sooner, with more precise humility.
Amazon.com of course advertised the book in question, and made available for public reading every page of libel and suggested slander. (The University of Nebraska was notifed about their published libel April 21, 2008. The university did not respond effectively. My records are uncertain as to when Amazon.com was first notified.) However, as of April, 2010, Amazon.com has removed the University of Nebraska book (written by defendant Al Carroll) from the Amazon.com data base. Apparently nothing about or by Al Carroll is listed now. (This is the American Amazon.com, as opposed to Amazon.co.uk, or Amazon.de., the British and German sites.) Sometime during April, 2010, Carroll’s book was removed–along with several other books which had instead positive, true information about me. There were at least half a dozen books referencing me and my work in music, in politics, and in news media, and these have been removed.
We cannot speculate as to why or how these removals happened. The fact is, they happened after the papers were served to the defendants. The allegedly libelous book was removed, the book which displayed obvious intent to discredit me and my work, but also the other books which referenced me and my work in a positive way were also removed. Presently, (May 5, 2010), there are only a few items listed under “David Yeagley,” and the short list includes a new book, by Linda K. Fuller (Sexual Sports Rhetoric, 2009), which opposes my work, but does not attack me personally. This is perfectly acceptable, of course, as long as Amazon.com lists the other books which reference me in a positive way. This they have not done. Also, they have always mistakenly included under my name works that have nothing to do with me, nor even mention my name.
In any case, our legal action is underway. Time and expenses will mount, obviously. This is part of the reason we made the suit public to begin with. This is my first post on the case since the papers were filed, indeed, since January 14, 2009, when we launched the new BadEagle.com. I again wish to thank my supporters, and freely invite any who wish to support to simply click on Bad Eagle Legal Defense Fund.
Hillary Clinton has wanted “gatekeeper” controls on the internet since the late ’90′s, and is still going strong for controls even today. (Also, Bill Clinton “made his move” to control the internet in 1999, according to WND.) So far, existing laws–which are sufficient, have not really been enforced. At this point, major providers and service engines, like Google, are simply advocating new laws to protect themselves from any liability. The clincher controls will come if Barry Soetoro’s regime is allowed to continue without impugnity and impeachment.
The Bad Eagle lawsuit is very simple, and the law is quite clear as to libel. What is not so clear is who can be held responsible. I want justice, naturally. But, I know there is a difference between what I want and what is actually justice. I know what anger is. I know what revenage is. I know what passion is. But, justice? I believe it is God’s miracle. I’m not sure I would recognize it if it hit me in the face. This is the wonderful thing about court, about turning over one’s complaint to a third party. This is the difference between the civilized man and the savage. Through the mechanism of the third party, one hopes for the working of Providence. It seemed the basic, proper, and civililzed thing to do, to file suit. My name, and my entire extended family have been maligned and insulted in a most vulgar, low down manner. Who would do such a thing? I certainly feel I have been greatly wronged. But, how greatly is the Lord’s judgement.