Brian Matthews

PRISONER FILES ANOTHER LAWSUIT AGAINST WASHINGTON DOC OVER ACCESS TO RECORDS. By: Brian Matthews

Song Pick: “Voices Carry” by ‘Til Tuesday.

I heard something of the following syllogism somewhere along the way: “A reasonable
person adapts himself to his environment, and the unreasonable person attempts to adapt
his environment to himself. Because all human progress is a result of mankind adapting
his environment to himself, all human progress is therefore made by unreasonable
people.” Does that syllogism categorize me as unreasonable if I continuously progress in
my litigation against DOC for their callous violations of State and Federal Law?

Just when I think DOC will get the fucking point and stop trying to violate my rights,
NOPE!!! Once again, DOC has dropped the proverbial ball when it comes to meeting their
obligations under the State’s Public Records Act, RCW 42.56 et seq (PRA). And not to
kick an opponent when they’re down, but this time DOC’s violation is pretty
egregious–they didn’t just shit on one of my PRA requests, but they mirrored the
violation they gave me $9,000 on the last time they did this to me.

I wanted to write an article against DOC for their continuous violations of the PRA, so
on 2 August 2017 I requested a copy of the kites I’d written to the law librarian at
SCCC for the mouth of January 2015. In the letter I fully advised that I would pay for a
copy of all responsive records. I was polite in my communication, utilized all the
proper requisites of form and language under the PRA, and invited questions or requests
for clarifications.

DOC responded and, eventually, disclosed and invoiced seven pages of records responsive
to my request. After paying for and receiving my seven pages, a non-prisoner made a PRA
request to DOC and asked for the same records. Can you fathom a guess what happened? If
you said that DOC gave the non-prisoner more records than it gave me, you’re absolutely
correct. DOC disclosed and produced eleven records to the non-prisoner which were
responsive to my PRA request, but they only disclosed and produced seven records upon my
request. The last time these pickle-kissers tried this SAME EXACT move on me, they ended
up stuffing $9,000 into my pockets AS A SETTLEMENT!!

I’m going to continue investigating State and local agencies for their compliance with
applicable laws, and to the extent that they may be in violation, I’ll respond
accordingly. If DOC doesn’t want to follow the laws which bind it the same as me, then
who am I to NOT expose their criminal activities and dish out political embarrassment
publicly? Government OF the People. BY the People. FOR the People. The People of this
State clarified their Sovereignty over the agencies which SERVE the People with the
enactment of the PRA, because this is what RCW 42.56.030 states: “The people of this
state do not yield their sovereignty to the agencies that serve them. The people, in
delegating authority, do not give their public servants the right to decide what is good
for the people to know and what is not good for them to know. The people insist on
remaining informed so that they may maintain control over the instruments that they have
created. …” Wake the fuck up, People! You can gauge the mettle of a sovereignty by the
way they treat the least of their own. This is how the State of Washington treats their
own prisoners, in blatant violation of the law. What does that say of our sovereignty as a
People? My lawsuit can be found at Thurston County Superior Court; Cause No.
18-2-01743-34.

(c)Copyright 2018 BRIAN MATTHEWS. ALL RIGHTS RESERVED.

BRIAN MATTHEWS
DOC #796769

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