A sad case
562 F.Supp. 263
United States District Court,
John Wesley KAZMAIER, Plaintiff,
CENTRAL INTELLIGENCE AGENCY and the United States Justice Dept. and the
Federal Bureau of Investigation and the United States Government,
April 11, 1983.
Civil rights action was brought based on allegations that plaintiff had
been subjected by the CIA to brainwashing and torture through the use
of satellite beams, portable dental laser equipment, and other means.
The District Court, Myron L. Gordon, Senior District Judge, held that
complaint was frivolous.
Complaint in which plaintiff alleged that CIA had subjected him to
brainwashing and torture through the use of satellite beams, portable
dental laser equipment, and other means, in which he contended that his
high school career was ruined, that he was prevented from receiving his
college degree, and that his right ankle was broken, in which he sought
over $7 trillion in damages, employment as director and assistant
director of the FBI, protection from assassins, authorization to carry
concealed weapons, and other forms of relief was frivolous, especially
in view of plaintiff's letters to the court which ordered the court to
provide him with ridiculously large sums of money as loans or advances
against his future award and ordered the court to provide him with
various weapons, a bullet-proof car, and a United States marshals
service badge and I.D. set.
*264 John Wesley Kazmaier, pro se.
Joseph P. Stadtmueller, U.S. Atty., Milwaukee, Wis., for defendants.
DECISION AND ORDER
MYRON L. GORDON, Senior District Judge.
John Wesley Kazmaier, the plaintiff in this action, seeks leave of the
court to proceed in forma pauperis. The complaint states that federal
jurisdiction is based on 28 U.S.C. § 1983; because there is no
such statute, it appears that Mr. Kazmaier may have intended to refer
to 42 U.S.C. § 1983. Named as defendants are the Central
Intelligence Agency (CIA), the Federal Bureau of Investigation (FBI),
the United States Department of Justice, and the United States
The complaint sets forth in great detail the alleged wrongdoings of the
defendants. Generally stated, Mr. Kazmaier claims that the CIA has
subjected him to brainwashing and torture attacks since 1965 through
the use of satellite beams, portable dental laser equipment, and other
such means. The other defendants are alleged to have failed to
investigate these incidents. As a result of these attacks, he contends
that his high school career was ruined, he was prevented from receiving
his college degree, his right ankle was broken, and he suffered
tremendous agony. He seeks $7,308,089,250,000.00 in damages, employment
as the director and assistant director of the FBI, protection from
assassins, authorization to carry concealed weapons, and other forms of
In several letters to the court, Mr. Kazmaier has “ordered”
me to provide him with ridiculously large sums of money as loans or
advances against his future court award. He has also
“ordered” me to send him immediately a list of items,
“1. A 25 layer Kevlar bullet-proof vest with protection of both front and rear of body.
2. A 357 magnum caliber revolver in a right hand shoulder holster, preferably with a four inch barrel.
3. A selective-fire Beretta 9mm type 92 pistol in a left-hand shoulder holster.
4. An Uzi Submachine gun caliber 9mm with 5 large magazines, in a soft side case with a zipper top.
5. An M-16 rifle with 5 large magazines, caliber .223.
6. A .380 or .32 ACP caliber Gatling gun with one or more medium or
large ammo-pak magazines. This gun is a multiple-barrel high speed gun
capable of a high rate of fire, and it has an accurate range of 50
7. A United States Marshals Service Badge and I.D. set.
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8. A bullet-proof car, such as a bullet-proof Lincoln Continental four door model from Ford Motor Company.”
*265 Based on the allegations of the complaint, the nature of the
relief sought, and the contents of Mr. Kazmaier's letters, I find that
this proposed lawsuit falls easily into the “frivolous”
category. I will not grant the plaintiff permission to pursue this
action without payment of fees, pursuant to 28 U.S.C. § 1915.
Furthermore, the plaintiff has filed a nearly identical complaint in
case no. 82-C-1384, now pending before Honorable John W. Reynolds, and
he has paid the filing fee in that case. I see no reason to encourage
duplication of judicial efforts, especially in a case as this one.
Therefore, IT IS ORDERED that the plaintiff's motion for leave to proceed in forma pauperis be and hereby is denied.