The story of the greatest legal filing of all time begins in September 2010, when Tamah Jada Clark was arrested for conspiring to break her baby's father out of prison. Investigators learned of the plot by listening into the couple's phone calls, then pulled her car over in Pelham, Georgia, and found she was carting around an AK-47 and a bunch of wilderness supplies.
She was never prosecuted for the jailbreak scheme, and eventually ended up suing the cops for violating her civil rights because she was held and interrogated over what she calls "accusations." On her website, she claims that she's a "little miss goody two-shoes" former honor student who decided to crusade for justice after the incident. When I spoke to her on the phone, she told me that she was a triple-major in college who once aspired to study international law before she became disillusioned by the whole legal system after seeing the 1999 movie The Hurricane.
Her rage against the machine is evident in her note "F*ck This Court and Everything That It Stands For" (embedded below), a bona fide work of art addressed directly to Willis B. Hunt, Jr., the judge who dismissed her civil rights case.
Clark would take issue with the use of the word judge; in "F*ck This Court" she places it in quotation marks as a way of throwing shade. According to her, there was no valid legal argument to support dropping the suit. "F*ck you, old man," she wrote. "Your court's a joke. You take it up the a*s and you suck nuts. Lol." This note is followed by a much longer, and more dense, attachment entitled "Why Most Americans Do Not Inherently Owe Federal Income Taxes."
The "Floridian-American," as she calls herself in the note, is angry because she's apparently filed 100-plus pages of rebuttal documents that were ignored by the judge, who the states-rights activist describes as a federal government lackey. "Just for the record: you are a hoe," she wrote. "This court is a hoe. And I will backhand you both, should you continue to waste my time."
The Pensacola woman told me she is now married to the man she was once accused of trying to break out of jail and she doesn't "go to regular work." She says she "owns things—a few businesses and things like that." (Florida state records show no businesses registered under either her married or maiden name.)
Over the phone, she expressed surprise that a reporter would call her over "F*ck This Court," and spoke at length about "American jurisprudence," all without acknowledging that a legal document calling a judge a "hoe" is inherently pretty funny.
"What did I think it would accomplish legally? I don't know," she told me. "But sometimes when someone's been asking for it for a long time, they need to hear about themselves." She adds that she has nothing to lose for calling out the system, because she's not an attorney.
The profanity-riddled, nine-page rant deserves to be read it its entirety, which you can do below:
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