Mercy reporter Tulis asks aid

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A court official orders me out of a secret TN judge meeting in which I am ordained to be arrested by chief justice Roger Page. My nonprofit journalism fighting foes of Christian godliness and constitutional law have put me into amazing conflicts with the lawless -- and in a true state of poverty.

If God ordains me to persist as reporter 3 hours a day at 96.9 FM NoogaRadio Network (noogaradio.com) in SE TN, he will give means to survive financially. With your help.

In the past 5 years 408,800 people in TN have been convicted of "not having insurance" on the road. Prosecution is outside of the law, I am reporting. My investigation is taking me into court to stop the abuse. First respondent: TN's revenue commissioner David Gerregano.

A separate lawsuit in federal courts is vs. chief justice Page and others for false arrest. It is headed into the court of appeals with two injunctions demanded -- one that will make a major blow against Jim Crow arrest abuse. The case demands end of "general warrants" and could cut arrest rates 30% to 60%.

In October 2020 I sued Gov. Bill Lee in Christian ministry and was in court against him for Covid-19 fraud for 878 days. I do all my own legal work, too poor to hire a lawyer, yet able to do better than a lawyer. With study, reading and passion I report on justice and free market economics, and fight as God ordains in court. 

The money you give will enable me to survive in the radio business, where I essentially am a volunteer full-time as sales  commissions are meager. My life is meager, economical. I have no debt; my house is paid for. I don't waste time on sports, hobbies or entertainments. My two cars are past 300,000 miles. A plain ole Tennessee doggone fool, I've already been determined twice to be in forma pauperis.

I am a homeschooling dad, with all four of the Tulis children out of the house. My 3-hour show every weekday is a ministry. My litigation is a ministry. My reporting on the TNtrafficticket.us blog is a mercy.

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Justices protect predatory lenders, shun appeal
April 15, 2024
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CHATTANOOGA, Tenn., Monday, April 15, 2024 — Tennessee supreme court justices today deny the application for a hearing in a radio journalist’s attack against payday-style “merchant cash advance” lenders.

The industry targets small business owners facing cash emergencies and soaks borrowers with interest rates of 208% per year (Flexibility Capital) and as high as 598% (Lendini).

Says David Tulis of NoogaRadio Network, “These are snarling, vicious businesses — with fraudulent two-faced contracts and oppressive claims upon the weak and the poor who are supposed to be protected by our state’s usury laws”

The case is styled Flexibility Capital Inc. vs. Cupelli et al and focuses on a $16,320 loan for which $24,140 was demanded in repayment, the annual interest rate at 208.05%. The borrower radio station defaulted just before the state of emergency March 2020.

The one-sentence order denying a hearing comes amid a suit by Tulis of former chief justice Roger Page, right in photo, for false imprisonment and false arrest. The federal case is on appeal in the U.S. 6th circuit, stemming from Tulis’ arrest Nov. 6, 2021, reporting on the state judicial conference.

The Tennessee judicial conference is required to be open under the open meetings act, and also under constitutional press protections at Tenn. const. art. 1, sect. 19. The case against Justice Page, a police officer and others awaits a ruling on timely filing and extent of harm issues. In the suit Tulis is demanding relief with two injunctions, one requiring the conferences be public. https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Bj94szS8ssg&t=1515s

Tulis has been an irritant more than once to the supreme court. In his 878-day suit against Gov. Bill Lee filed Oct. 2, 2020, for fraud in the COVID-19 epidemic, Tulis filed two rounds of demands for recusal upon first two, then all five, of the justices for interest and bias. The supreme court issued a two-page order saying the case was not frivolous but refused to hear it.

“They are willing to let tens of thousands of people fall victim to these shysters because I caught them in flagranto delicto in their secret meetings shafting the public. They won’t give anybody a break if they have to give me one.”

“Up ’til now, nothing like this has reached the appellate level,” Tulis says. “They had a perfect opportunity to settle whether predatory lenders with contracts like these may do business in Tennessee, and they blew it. Now I’m going to have to go to federal court.” 

DA drops charges in my traffic case after false arrest
February 25, 2024
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District Attorney Coty Wamp informs me though a staffer she is not going to prosecute 2 criminal charges — damaged taillight, refusal to show a driver license. Judge Christie Sell in general sessions court in Hamilton County, Tenn., sends the counts to the grand jury on my demand. But Wamp rejects the misdemeanors before the files are received by foreman Jimmy Anderson.

I plan to bring deputy Brandon Bennett and Sheriff Austin Garrett to a reckoning of their kidnapping me on private business Nov. 22, 2023, the day before Thanksgiving, and jailing me — all without a warrant. My suit will include a demand for injunctive relief to end a longstanding custom called general warrants, plainly outlawed in American law. The warrant requirement, if operating, will cut arrests 30% to 60% in TN. 

I am busy fighting for mercy, on the air and elsewhere in court:

My suit against the TN department of revenue intends to prevent half a million illicit criminal convictions and hundreds of thousands of criminal charges in TN in the next five years by junking a rogue program. (See photo) In a hearing Friday, hearing officer Brad Buchanan denies my motion to sanction attorney Camille Cline for lying out the constitution and the nature and form of the statutes enforced by DOR. I am framing a deposition of a fact witness. The case is almost entirely a matter of law, but I exercise the right for fact investigation. The department runs a fraud completely outside of the TN financial responsibility act of 1977 serving the insurance cartel with at least F$1 billion in free premiums from TN car owners a year.

I am planning to appeal a defeat in TN court of appeals in the Flexibility Capital case where the judges say they cannot get to the merits of my case because I filed notice of appeal untimely. I have a hearing in circuit March 18 as the loan shark attempts to execute judgment against me, harassingly demanding 13-years of tax returns and spending records. Getting into the supreme court is by permission only, so I have to study carefully before asking.

Trailing smoke and flame from 3 of 4 engines, my appeal to the 6th circuit awaits a ruling. It's a suit against city of Franklin, a city cop and the former chief justice of the TN supreme court, Roger Page for false imprisonment and false arrest. Procedure is tricky, but I have fundamentally a powerful case. The court rejects a supplemental filing over bizarre federal rules using state statutes of limitations, saying I am allowed "a" brief, not two. Two injunctions are pending if chief appeals judge Jeff Sutton and his colleagues send the case back to district court in Nashville, overseen by Waverly Crenshaw, the chief judge in the middle TN district.

It's a sensation on YouTube — my false arrest Nov. 6, 2021, in Franklin covering the secret judicial conference, with more than 400,000 views. https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Bj94szS8ssg&t=1502s

Are property taxes on private homes lawful? In a meeting Thursday I meet with property assessor Marty Haynes and challenge him to show how my house, and that of my late mother, are liable for the property tax, due Feb. 29. If I have a right to have a shelter for myself, my wife, family and property, it cannot be taxed on at least two grounds. One ground is the claim I intend to suggest of an underlying soil and land patent.The other is under the principle that no right can be taxed in any way. " A state may not impose a charge for the enjoyment of a right granted by the Federal Constitution." Murdock v. Pennsylvania, 319 U.S. 105 (1943)

I have been looking for parttime work afternoons. The lack of support for my press platform and its diaconal ministry of analysis and exhortation shows we are under a spiritual judgment that includes blindness and fear. That 


Revenue judge rules against us in my suit vs. TN fraud
December 25, 2023
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A bid for an injunction in my attack on fraudulent enforcement of the TN financial responsibility law of 1977 gets an early warning. Administrative judge Brad Buchanan denies a bid for a temporary tag on grounds I am not likely to prevail. I file 2 documents, first a 33-page motion answered by agency attorney Camille Cline with a 15pp rebuff, followed by my 27pp reply debunking the commissioner's abrogation and deconstruction of the law.

Mr. Buchanan construes Part 2 of the law, the 2015 Atwood amendment, as running parallel to Part 1, and giving new powers to revenue department. This in spite of a clear prohibition in Part 2 that the amendment adds no new powers or scope. My position is that Part 1 controls the operation of the law, with the Atwood amendment only streamlining enforcement upon high-risk drivers who earlier showed financial irresponsibility after a qualifying crash. Mr. Buchanan is a company man, and misreads the clear law.

On Friday I file about 300 questions into revenue, some for Mrs. Cline and some to be answered under oath by a department employee. An earlier fight over deposing Commissioner David Gerregano ends in defeat. My bid to recuse Mr. Buchanan also fails.

My work as investigative reporter at NoogaRadio crosses lines into Christian ministry and belligerency vs. crooked officials.

➤ I work this Christmas weekend on my appeal brief in the U.S. 6th circuit court of appeals in Cincinnati. I insist that my 14pp initial complaint is sufficiently detailed to allow the lawsuit to escape the claim of "untimely filed" by all defendants. I am suing the then-chief justice of the Tennessee supreme court, Roger Page, for having had me arrested Nov. 6, 2021, covering for the judicial conference for the radio station. Also being sued for arrest law violations are city of Franklin and a cop, William Orange.The brief is due Jan. 3. Please pray for this bid to reverse dismissal of the suit.

Crucial in this suit is the Orange injunction. It requires an end to general warrants in Franklin, and will cut gross arrest rates 30% to 60% if the constitution and state law are obeyed.

➤ I file a criminal complaint against Hamilton County sheriff Austin Garrett with DA Coty Wamp, a 51pp filing including a one-page affidavit of complaint, an 8pp letter describing the crime in my false arrest Nov. 22, and copies of two administrative notice. Outside the jail, I take a picture of my empty wallet, my cash having been replaced by a digital card that steals $2.75 from me.

➤ I give an interview to Jamaal Hicks, aka Maal the Pimp of Pimpaholic Records, an R&B music label. It focuses on my arrest Nov. 22 for traveling in my private car, a RAV4, faulted or having a bit of missing taillight red plastic. Blacks are the most abused people in TN when it comes to surplus police violence, especially in "traffic stops." https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=T2BnpbHwA1c

➤ Arrest warrant procedures in Hamilton County are illegal because they don't require criminal complainant to swear out their statements in front of the magistrate. Magistrate Lorrie Miller accepts my challenge to her to end the process, saying she is willing to read my brief about it. This document is proposed.

Thank you for your support of my work and ministry in Christian rebuilding and Christian reconstruction, aimed at bringing public officials back into line with the law of our constitutions and written black-letter statutes they so readily ignore.

Sheriff jails journalist Tulis over taillight
November 24, 2023
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A deputy drags me into the jail — scarring the tops of my dress shoes — because of a missing 2-square-inch bit red plastic in a taillight damaged Nov. 14 in a tire blowout.

I am the radio investigative reporter who specializes in covering Jim Crow traffic abuses based on presumption, fraud and official ignorance by policy —and thank you for your support of me as the mercy reporter and fighting journalist.

Deputy Bennett makes 2 legal errors in my false imprisonment and false arrest. Each is warned against in administrative notices served on Hamilton County sheriff’s office in Chattanooga, so his actions for his employer are as a matter of law knowing and intentional.

One notice pertains to the limits on Title 55 motor and other vehicle law. It’s Tennessee transportation administrative notice. An April 2020 notice tells of arrest warrant duties under the TN bill of rights and the exceptions law at TCA 40-7-103. Under notice doctrine, his actions are knowing and intentional harms.

My jailhouse arguments about the Bennett affidavit’s missing essential elements of privilege win only 1 concession: Release on OR (own recognizance) by magistrate Blake Murchison. He denies me a copy of the charging instrument, but patiently hears me out; he finds probable cause, and sets a criminal sessions court date.

Hugely, hugely excited. That’s me today. I now have standing to defend in criminal and civil court the right of free movement and communication by car, apart from the “driving is a privilege” enforcement scam. Sheriff Austin Garrett continues Southeast Tennessee’s defense of Jim Crow social engineering and highway brigandage by deputies ultra vires (outside the scope of the law).

Deputy Bennett immediately seizes a 9mm pistol at my waist. Carelessly, he lets a far more dangerous weapon get through the sally port and through the jail’s steel door: My bow tie.

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Court of appeals hears demands against predatory lender

Two of my three constitutional rights cases see action in the past few days. Flexibility Capital is defending against my appeal demanding a ruling its business funder contracts violate state law. In a poor-man's suit to get registration of my 2000 Honda Odyssey van restored, I am suing the department of revenue commissioner David Gerregano.

➤  On Tuesday Nov. 21 in an hourlong hearing, I demand Cmsr. Gerregano sit for deposition. I say he is identified by law as the moving party in the revocation, and that because his private policy creating a compulsory motor vehicle insurance scheme is fact rich, and not a clean operation under law, he must face me under oath. Hearing officer Brad Buchanan denies my motion to compel. Next up are negotiations with Camille Cline, his attorney, on 300 questions I have arising from the insurance-cartel serving policy converting Tennessee into a compulsory insurance state. Insurance is not a general requirement in Tennessee. Rather, TCA § 55-12-101 et seq creates a voluntary insurance after-accident program to ensure people involved in a wreck and responsible for the harm are financially responsible. The only people who are liable to have insurance are high-risk people who fail to show financial responsibility in the 20-day notice window under the commissioner of safety. If they act irresponsibly, they lose their licenses and registrations, and can get them back only under condition they have SR-22 policies.

➤  On Nov. 14, 2023, in a 30-minute hearing, I argue that "cash advance" business funders such as Flexibility Capital in New York operate under fraudulent contracts that violate the Tennessee usury law. Purported advance purchasers of future receivables such as Flexibility are loan sharks with, in my case, 208.05 % interest rates. State law does not allow them to operate with fraudulent contracts for such loans. Flexibility needs to be put out of business in Tennessee, and by God's grace in this case we will be able to get a clear ruling describing its contract as fraudulent, a part of the loan world prohibited by law.

➤  My lawsuit over my false arrest at theTennessee judicial conference has arrived at the U.S. court of appeals in Cincinnati. A donor covered the F$505 filing fee — thank you so much! Next is getting word of my brief deadline.

Tax commissioner won't yield; oral arguments set in attack on loan shark
October 14, 2023
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On Thursday two gnomes and I chat with Camille Cline, attorney for TN tax commissioner David Gerregano, whom I'm suing in agency to overthrow this fraudulent program of compulsory insurance for all users of the roads. We are a financial responsibility state, but his policy administers the law at TCA 55-12-101 et seq as if TN were a mandatory insurance state. 

In the chat in which Ed Soloe and Christopher Sapp, my midstate bureau chief at NoogaRadio Network joined, we ask how Gerregano accounts for the parts of the law he scraps, voids, nullifies and maroons by policy. She is unaware of the "exemptions" provision I cite, and could only say as to contradictory law provisions that the department of revenue adheres to policy.

Even before the hearing, I will have to demand judicial review.  I have filed to demand the hearing officer recuse for cause under the UAPA, the uniform administrative procedures act, and also for good reason under the judicial ethics rules is denied. Brad Buchanan writes an 18-page brief defending his refusal to recuse. I work on an objection and demand for reconsideration this weekend. A conference is set Oct. 24.

My demand for the right to depose Gerregano for 4 to 8 hours over his policy has been answered with a motion to quash. I filed a detailed objection and await a ruling.

I am certain I will have to sue upwards into chancery court in Davidson County (Nashville) on these two points: Recusal of Buchanan, right to depose respondent commissioner.  We expect Gerregano will fight all the way to the TN supreme court to defend his denial to answer my questions under oath.

Separately in two other cases of high public interest:

1. I make oral arguments Nov. 14 in my case, Flexibility Capital v. Sabatino Cupelli et al, a frontal attack on the business funding industry that extends fraudulent usury loans in Tennessee in violation of state law. The line of business I am intending to overthrow is called the "advance purchase of future receivables" funding business, which is lawful (aka factoring). However, any absolute requirement of repayment makes the contracts illegal usury loans, and unenforceable. I explain how I turn the tables upon the wicked loan sharks on TNtrafficticket.us and Substack. https://davidtulis.substack.com/p/journalist-converts-suit-for-nonpayment

2. IMMEDIATE NEED: U.S. district court denies my motion to appeal in pauperis (as an indigent) in Tulis v. Orange, which seeks to end a major police abuse in TN, namely warrantless arrests in breach of state law, and a major judicial department abuse, namely secret conferences breaching the constitution and the open meetings act. This case is a civil claim for false imprisonment and false arrest, giving me standing to attack these two great Jim Crow or "we are you masters, buddy" harms. I have until Nov. 1 to come up with F$505 dollars for the filing fee at the U.S. court of appeals in Cincinnati.


Suit over TN insurance abuse puts tax chief in 1st scrap
September 17, 2023
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My new case on behalf of oppressed citizens is vs. David Gerregano, enforcer of the TN financial responsibility law and a Gov. Bill Lee appointee. In violation of law, he enforces the 1977 law promiscuously upon all motorists, as if TN were a compulsory insurance state. We are an "after-accident" state, and I have caught him & buddies abusing tens of thousands of people without warrant, without the law on their side.

This phenomenon is called industry capture, or regulatory capture, with the state serving industry premiums hitting $2.6 billion a year.

Defending TCA 55-12-101 et seq, I have put up a minivan to give me standing. Its registration is revoked for "no insurance." Suing him in the dept. of revenue, I am challenging the entire program as a fraud, an oppression. The legal description is "ultra vires enforcement" and "violation of the rules of statutory construction." He is a lawbreaker, in league with the dept. of safety boss Jeff Long. 

The doorway fight is over recusal of the hearing officer, serving Gerregano, whom I insist step aside. My reply to revenue lawyer Camille Cline is due Wednesday. I demand right to depose Gerregano, and have told the department I'll need between 4 and 8 hours. Mrs. Cline asks I withdraw the notice. No way.

The short of this abuse of your rights is this: By law, you can travel without insurance. But, if you have a crash, you must show proof of financial responsibility within 20 days to the safety commissioner. There are 4 ways of doing so post-crash. Insurance is one of them. Others include surety bond, posting the total loss amount with the commissioner, or filing affidavits of settlement between the accident parties.

My study of the 56 key provisions of this law reveals that abusive enforcement is 100% outside the scope of the statute, and does violence to numerous statutory provisions suited for "financial responsibility" law vs. "compulsory insurance."

For example, the law says a person under correction from the dept. of safety for disobeying the TFRA may be required to have insurance three years.

Three years? Really? How can the law release a person from duty to have insurance when revenue dept. says he must have insurance every day of the year, into eternity? The law contradicts the TN establishment and its talking head commissioners. Clearly the "requirement" is on a limited subject or class of people who violate TFRA and are under sanction for having shown financial responsibility after an accident. When Gerregano violates rules of statutory construction, policy creates discord, incoherence as a witness to ultra vires abuse.

FEDERAL CASE ON APPEAL

My case against TN justice Roger Page and four other parties has been received in Cincinnati at the 6th circuit court of appeals. My petition for writ of pauperis is before the tribunal. It costs F$505 to get in, money I am too poor to have available. The petition is 7 pages long and details the dollar signs in my life in great detail. While poor in money, I am rich in blessings, starting with good health.

My calling as journalist and plaintiff are under God's providence and care, and I proceed as an indigent person financially confident that God will, if He intends me to good for the weak and oppressed, provide me with the means. 

Thank you for your consideration. You can also send a personal check, David Tulis,  c 10520 Brickhill, Lane Soddy-Daisy, TN 37379

Phone hearing set for "contested case" hear over TN abuse
August 13, 2023
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Revenue commissioner David Gerregano is ducking out of a hearing inside his bureaucracy. He assigns Brad H.Buchanan as administrative judge. Anne Warner is the staff attorney representing Mr. Gerregano. In this matter I have rights in commerce that revenue department administers in part. The agency oversees registration, the converting of a car into a motor vehicle. I am a registrant, and a person exercising rights under privilege in Tennessee.

But I also have underlying right of travel, movement, communication, ingress and egress that Cmsr. Gerregano and his class of state employees generally do not recognize. But it's crucial he admit that there are nontaxpayers (private users) just as their are taxpayers (drivers and operators in the calling of being on the road, hauling goods and people for hire). Will he deny there is a distinction?

Statewide, people such as Hamilton County sheriff Austin Garrett refuse to recognize the travel-driving distinction, clearly in the law. The machinery is used to control blacks and the poor, as these people, all arrested without warrant on "paper crime" charges under laws that most certainly don't apply to them, except through fraud, duress, false inducement or mistake.


 

Phone hearing set for "contested case" hear over TN abuse
August 13, 2023
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Revenue commissioner David Gerregano is ducking out of a hearing inside his bureaucracy. He assigns Brad H.Buchanan as administrative judge. Anne Warner is the staff attorney representing Mr. Gerregano. In this matter I have rights in commerce that revenue department administers in part. The agency oversees registration, the converting of a car into a motor vehicle. I am a registrant, and a person exercising rights under privilege in Tennessee.

But I also have underlying right of travel, movement, communication, ingress and egress that Cmsr. Gerregano and his class of state employees generally do not recognize. But it's crucial he admit that there are nontaxpayers (private users) just as their are taxpayers (drivers and operators in the calling of being on the road, hauling goods and people for hire). Will he deny there is a distinction?

Statewide, people such as Hamilton County sheriff Austin Garrett refuse to recognize the travel-driving distinction, clearly in the law. The machinery is used to control blacks and the poor, as these people, all arrested without warrant on "paper crime" charges under laws that most certainly don't apply to them, except through fraud, duress, false inducement or mistake.


 

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