United States District Court, E.D. Missouri, Eastern Division
MEMORANDUM AND ORDER
A. ROSS UNITED STATES DISTRICT JUDGE
Ronald Douglas, seeks leave to proceed in forma pauperis in
this civil action against a multitude of defendants. After a
review of plaintiff s financial affidavit, the Court will
grant plaintiffs motion to proceed in forma pauperis.
See 28 U.S.C. § 1915. However, for the reasons
set forth below, the Court will dismiss his complaint as
frivolous. See 28 U.S.C. § 1915(e)(2)(B).
28 U.S.C. § 1915(e), a Court must sua sponte
dismiss an indigent plaintiffs complaint or any portion
thereof which (1) is frivolous or malicious; (2) fails to
state a claim upon which relief may be granted; or (3) seeks
monetary relief against a defendant who is immune from such
relief. A complaint is frivolous if "it lacks an
arguable basis either in law or in fact." Neitzke v.
Williams, 490 U.S. 319, 327 (1989). Dismissals on this
ground should only be ordered when legal theories are
"indisputably meritless," or when the claims rely
on factual allegations that are "clearly baseless."
Denton v. Hernandez, 504 U.S. 25, 31 (1992).
"Clearly baseless" factual allegations include
those that are "fanciful," "fantastic,"
and "delusional." Id. at 32-33 (quoting
Neitzke, 490 U.S. at 325, 327).
alleges a vast conspiracy relating to thirty-five (35)
defendants in this action.His original complaint numbers 1874
pages, while his amended, or supplemental complaint, is forty
(40) pages in length. In essence, plaintiff alleges that
defendants engaged in a conspiracy in which bribes were
solicited by the President of the United States and various
government agents and agencies "so that defendants would
be able to violate the terms of their agreements under state
and federal constitutional laws without interference from the
Justice Department." Plaintiff claims that by lying and
denying that they were doing so, his rights to privacy were
invaded and he was unlawfully confined in mental wards.
seeks the recognition of the doctrines of collateral
estoppel, the Federal Rules of Evidence, an entry of
preliminary injunction, the ability to admit hearsay, the
suppression of evidence, the eviction of the City of Moline
Acres and the acknowledgement that he was forced to work as a
slave laborer at the Olivette 66 Service Center during the
last twenty years. Plaintiff also seeks appropriations for
the "beaming of extremely low frequencies to the
surfaces surface of the Earth at the unwitting
participant's head causing him and his constituents to
suffer conspiratorial abuse of process against the pertinent
asserts he was the subject of multiple kidnappings from
"defendant municipal police departments" and that
defendants "violated the [RICO statute]. . . that caused
Douglas to lose his parents, two jobs, other asserts and
unlawfully coerced him into performing slave labor at
Olivette 66 Service Center." Plaintiff further alleges
that "these elite group of American defendants during
the last thirty-seven years conspired and committed the crime
of second-degree assault by their knowing attempt in the
murder of Ronald Douglas by means of their manipulation of
organism living on the earth surface ('DC neuronal codes
or patterns) with a steady-current satellite system and with
no consent. With the intent of disclosing to all persons
within this electromagnetic field, ionospheric boundary and
atmospheric cavity, of this satellite system steady-current
the contents of all of Ronald Douglas' wire, oral, and
electronic communications (everything that he has been doing,
saying and thinking during the last thirty-seven (37) years
has been disclosed to every person in the electromagnetic
field, ionospheric boundary and atmospheric cavity of the
three dimensional orthogonal system of an earth orbiting
satellite's steady-current). Making Ronald Douglas and
his constituency suffer (1), depression (2), pain-induced
aggression (3), escape (4), avoidance (5), sleep pattern (6),
restricted activity and (7), the hearing of voices ..."
Plaintiff seeks in the billions of dollars for compensatory
and punitive damages.
the complaint and supporting documents, plaintiffs claims are
clearly frivolous. See Denton v. Hernandez, 504 U.S.
25, 31 (1992). Plaintiff provides no factual basis whatsoever
in support of his claims for espionage and conspiracy, which
are patently absurd and unsupported by any colorable legal
theory. Thus, the Court finds that plaintiffs complaint is
frivolous and fails to state viable legal claims.
IT IS HEREBY ORDERED that plaintiffs motion
to proceed in forma pauperis [Doc. #2] is
IS FURTHER ORDERED that the Clerk shall not issue
process or cause process to issue upon the complaint the
complaint is legally frivolous.
IS FURTHER ORDERED that plaintiffs motion for
appointment of counsel [Doc. #3] is DENIED AS
IS FURTHER ORDERED that plaintiffs motion for
summary judgment [Doc. #7] is DENIED AS
separate Order of Dismissal shall accompany this ...