Originally posted by alphabetaone
...I'm just not entirely convinced that this is as genuine as it seems...I have a lot of questions....
I agree. I've written to Curtis Coleman and Jan Morgan, asking them whether it's real or hoax:
Dear Mr. Coleman,
Are the "Rampant Injustice" videos a hoax?
The video mentions that the news of this supposed raid was "on TV" (at 7:31), and that "news accounts of this big raid hit the airwaves" (at
12:20). Yet there's no record of such a raid in any news stores that I can find, nor any record of litigation related to such a raid.
Is this a hoax? That's what some blog commenters are saying, and that's what it looks like to me. One blog commenter says he did a WestLaw search,
and found no references at all to such a case.
There are other news stories about Mountain Pure Water, John Stacks & Timothy Dudley, but nothing that I can find about an FBI raid. Searching the
Internet for Stacks and Dudley finds many political contributions (apparently all to Democrats), but nothing about an FBI raid.
Nor is there anything in this video to indicate when this raid supposedly happened, and there's no reproduced footage from any news coverage.
There's nothing to substantiate that it actually happened.
Internet searches find other stories about Mountain Pure Water and its legal problems, but no mention of an FBI raid. Here are two stories:
Contrast the complete lack of news coverage about this supposed "big raid" to the coverage of the unrelated Gibson Guitar raids over banned tropical
hardwoods, which were national news. Google reports 1.8 million hits when you search for that story:
1. When did this FBI raid happen (if it really happened)?
2. Where are the media stories, which the video claims covered the news?
3. Where's the litigation that surely would have resulted from it, and that triggered it?
4. Who made this video (besides Jan Morgan)?