by Max Brantley
I'd missed this previously if it's been reported here, but the Southern Poverty Law Center has a lengthy report on a lawsuit filed by Donna Lee Wray, the wife and mother of two men slain in West Memphis after the killings of two West Memphis law officers.
She has actually sued the West Memphis police. This is nutty stuff, wrapped up in the anti-government "sovereign citizen" movement.
Happily, we still have courts.
A judge in the Middle District of Florida has shown no interest in giving weight to Wray’s claims. This week, U.S. District Judge Richard Lazzara issued two orders that determined, unsurprisingly, that Wray’s lawsuit failed to state the factual basis for her claims. “Her complaint is nothing more than a nonsensical recitation of various state and federal Constitutional articles and amendments, federal statutory laws, and international treaties,” one order reads. The judge requested a simple description of Wray’s claim; otherwise, he will dismiss it on May 2.