Tag Archives: habeas corpus

GAME OVER: Wilkins Habeas Corpus Denied

OP-NAT EYE
9/28/2011 (links updated November 6, 2018)

Here is Day 1 (July 22, 2008) of the “55 Days In Maricopa County Jail” series when I kept a daily journal while incarcerated as a pre-trial, non-convicted detainee for nearly two months. You can scroll in ascending order from there.

PHOENIX — Exactly three year and two months later, doing everything possible as a homeless/jobless pro-se petitioner/defendant to see if a U.S. court would uphold the Constitution, it is officially over.

My final brief in Wilkins v. Arizona (CV-10-0443-PHX-JWS(MEA)) was filed last week, which was the objection to U.S. Magistrates recommendation … Read Entire Article

Observations From A Federal Rule 16 Conference

by Brian A. Wilkins
3/3/2010 (links updated November 6, 2018)

As many of you know, the federal lawsuit vs. Mea Culpa County and Joke Arpaio I filed last year is now in the discovery stages, which led me to a first actual court appearance yesterday for what is called a Rule 16 Conference. I guess this is the stage where attorneys and parties are supposed to use the proverbial “I cannot comment on pending litigation” jazz, but the truth of the matter is, I have absolutely nothing to hide, as everything being litigated in this lawsuit has … Read Entire Article

You Decide: My Pro Se Petitions in the Arizona Supreme Court, Court of Appeals and U.S. District Court

by Brian A. Wilkins
12/29/2009 (updated December 17, 2019)

EVERY DOCUMENT YOU NEED TO DECIDE IS HERE.

I was held at knife-point in my own apartment, spit on, and extorted for money. I was forced to defend myself. But it’s apparently illegal for black people to defend themselves against attacking white males.

RELATED: City of Tempe, Police Motion to Dismiss Wilkins Federal Lawsuit is Denied

Three realities make this saga difficult:

  • The U.S. Constitution means nothing in Arizona
  • my pro se energy is running low
  • Arizona treats pro se litigants like lepers

Hope the appeals court judges have … Read Entire Article