Marc Stephens Challenging New Jersey’s Firearm Laws as Unconstitutional After Receiving Death Threats
In a case titled Stephens vs Jerejian, et al, Marc Stephens is seeking to strike down New Jersey’s Firearm law as facially unconstitutional and in violation of the Second Amendment of the United States Constitution. The Second Amendment of the United States Constitution reads: "A well-regulated Militia, being necessary to the security of a free State, the right of the people to keep and bear Arms, shall not be infringed."
In 2013, Marc Stephens was order by the superior court in Hackensack to meet with Sgt. Alston of the Englewood Police Department regarding multiple death threats that he was receiving from several individuals aggressively trying to locate him. Marc wanted to transfer his firearms from California to the State of New Jersey, but feared being arrested due to New Jersey’s strict Firearm laws, which Marc claim are facially unconstitutional.
One threat included a photo posted on the internet of Marc Stephens’ mother’s house in Englewood, NJ stating “I see a dead Fav icon”. The threat prompted Marc to move from California to protect his friends and family. Its labeled as EXHIBIT 12.
Marc showed evidence that he received an email indicating that his family members would be killed, and that on April 8, 2012 his mother in law, at the time, Indira Hale-Tucker, of Long Beach, California was found dead in her Santa Monica, California home located on 20th Street with a gunshot wound to her neck. Its Labeled as EXHIBIT 14.
Indira Hale-Tucker was the daughter of Ret. State House of Representative Helene Hale in Hawaii, and wife of Superior Court Judge Marcus O. Tucker in Los Angeles.
Sgt. Alston told Marc that it was nothing Englewood Police Department could do about the death threats, and that Marc must receive approval in order to transfer weapons from another State.
Court record reveals that Marc Stephens stated he ‘was not’ asking for any officers to assist him regarding the death threats.
Indira Hale-Tucker, Ret. State House of Representative Helene Hale, and Judge Marcus O. Tucker in Los Angeles are now all deceased.
On January 11, 2013, Marc Stephens was compelled to file an application for a firearm with the Englewood Police Department.
On February 1, 2013, Ret. State House of Representative Helene Hale in Hawaii, was found dead in her home in Hawaii.
On June 4, 2013, Marc Stephens received a letter from Chief Arthur O’Keefe of the Englewood Police Department denying his firearm application. The reason for the denial was not due to criminal history, age, or mental condition, but for ‘Public Health Safety and Welfare’.
On June 7, 2013, Marc Stephens requested a hearing with the Superior Court in Hackensack. A hearing was scheduled for September 13, 2013.
On September 13, 2013, the hearing was adjourned to November 15, 2013, because the prosecutor Ryan Magee presented information to the court without Marc Stephens receiving proper notice. The prosecutor argued because Marc’s brother, Tyrone Stephens, was previously convicted of robbery and had, on court record, the same address, Marc is disqualified from gun ownership. The prosecutor referred to the re-application of Clark, 257, NJ Super. 152, 154. (Law Div. 1992).
On November 6, 2013, Marc Stephens filed a brief showing testimonial, and documented evidence, of how his brother, Tyrone Stephens, a juvenile at the time, was framed by several Detectives at the Englewood Police Department. Marc also presented evidence showing that Tyrone’s attorney, Nina C. Remson, forced Tyrone to take a plea deal without Marc’s consent.
On November 15, 2013, Marc Stephens and Sergeant Alston testified during Marc’s firearm application hearing. Marc testified that he would not be residing with his brother once he was released from the Bergen County Jail, and that his brother’s case would be dismissed, with prejudice.
In fact, the case against Tyrone Stephens was ‘dismissed with prejudice’. Marc and Tyrone are currently in federal court requesting $76 million in damages due to the Englewood Police Department framing Tyrone for a crime he did not commit, and suing attorney Nina C. Remson for forcing his brother to take a plea deal after Remson agreed in writing that she would not take plea deals.
Marc Stephens also argued that the court approved the firearm permit ‘In the Matter of Starr Barrett’ (N.J. App. Div. Feb. 16, 2011) based solely on her testimony, whereas Marc submitted documented evidence that Tyrone no longer resides at the same residence.
Sergeant Alston testified that Marc Stephens had ‘no disqualifiers’, and was ‘not’ a threat to public safety.
In New Jersey, a Judge will not issue a firearm permit or license if an individual does not show proof of “justifiable need” or “serious threats”.
Superior Court Judge Edward Jerejian requested for another representative of the Englewood police department to investigate Marc’s claims regarding the multiple death threats.
On the internet, it revealed that Marc Stephens allegedly hacked multiple individual’s computers who were making death threats against him and his family. The Court ordered Marc to turn over all information. Marc refused to turn over a database he created which contained the name, home and work address, and photos of over 15,000 individuals linked to the death threats.
On February 11, 2014, Marc Stephens was contacted by Sergeant Fred Pulice who requested for the information that Marc obtained.
In order to avoid being in contempt of court, Marc finally forwarded documentation, videos, and audio files detailing the multiple threats against him, his clients, friends, black celebrities, and family members from an organization called The Skeptics Society.
Sergeant Fred Pulice prepared a police report detailing the threats. The report details how Marc’s computer is continuously being hacked, and that Marc’s phone calls are being monitored, and is under constant surveillance by The Skeptics Society.
In an attempt to protect his family against this violent organization, Marc Stephens created a video and forwarded it to the members of The Skeptics Society. In the video it details their criminal activity, FBI investigations of members, skeptic society members involved and convicted for identity fraud, posing as college professors, pederasty and pedophile activity, and audio of skeptic society co-founder James Randi talking on the phone with 16 year old boys arranging to meet in order to have sex.
According to testimony in court, The Skeptics Society, which is a worldwide organization, are aggressively and continuously attacking and threatening Marc Stephens because he is in possession of this damaging information about their organization. The Skeptics don't want the information going public.
According to testimony, after Marc sent the video a Los Angeles skeptics society member by the name of Kenneth P. White, of Brown, White & Osborn, aka ken@Popehat, who is the owner of www.popehat.com, allegedly sent an email to Marc stating the following:
“Marc, I cannot tell you how much I wish you had not done that. I had no idea why I was getting hate mail and links for about two days, then I read the ‘Popehat.com’ blog. I am being linked to a book about families being killed, my Pinterest account is being hacked and filled with images of men with machetes and wounds…” Labeled as EXHIBIT 14.
Marc ‘testified’ that the Skeptics Society actions are similar to ‘serial killers’ and ‘domestic terrorist’, and that Kenneth P. White, and other skeptic members, were the only individuals that saw the video, so it was impossible for Kenneth to be receiving ‘hate mail’ as he claimed.
Kenneth P. White, who hides his identity when he blogs at popehat.com, acknowledged in a published article that Marc Stephens located him by his IP address, and revealed his identity.
When Kenneth P. White allegedly mentioned ‘families being killed’ it was a threat towards Marc. Marc also put forward evidence that the same house located at 1958 20th Street in Santa Monica, California that his mother in law was found dead in, with a gunshot wound to her neck, weeks before her death, Kenneth P. White posted that same address on the internet requesting other Skeptics members to attack. Labeled EXHIBIT 9.
On the internet, you can still find the extensive email exchange between Marc Stephens and Kenneth P. White, in which Marc is requesting for the removal of his in-laws address from the internet because they are trying to retaliate against his family members.
In one email exchange posted online by Kenneth P. White he states, “You claim the house belongs to a Judge. Fine. What Judge, Marc? But I note that you won’t answer the question of whether it used to be an address you used. You still won’t answer whether MAS Acquisitions, Inc. (in California and New York) was your company. Is it? If you have nothing to do with this address, Marc, why are you so concerned that I posted a link to a public document – a document anyone can find on the California Secretary of State’s website in seconds – if you aren’t affiliated with that address? You still haven’t answered what danger you fear from knowing that address? What’s the danger, Marc? I do believe you, Marc, that you aren’t currently living there. It sounds as if you are living in Englewood, NJ. You’ll notice I haven’t posted that. I don’t have any plans to do so (at least directly) at this point”. Labeled EXHIBIT 11.
“Marc Stephens conduct in this matter is interesting, in the sense of evil and worthy of wide condemnation”.. “I like writing about bad people, Marc. You’re a bad person. I’m going to keep writing to you as long as you act like a bad person”, says Kenneth P. White.
At the time of Kenneth P. White email, Marc Stephens was actually in Northern California.
A Skeptic Society member by the name of Tim Farley posted a comment on a blog owned by another skeptic member named Dr. David Gorski, who goes by ‘Orac’ on the internet, stated the following:
“Thanks for the measured reaction. I think we’ve had too many of these ‘mob-like’ reactions in the skeptics community as of late, one of these days its going to come back and bite somebody in the form of a libel lawsuit. Some of the Twitter conversations where ‘Burzynski critics’ are directly shouting at current patients are becoming quite distasteful. As Skeptics we need to be careful about going in the direction the evidence is leading us, but no further along than it currently merits”. Labeled EXHIBIT 4.
Skeptic Tim Farley is referring to multiple attacks conducted on Twitter by an individual named Rhy Morgan, a skeptics society member, who was literally cursing, harassing, and shouting at dying cancer patients, children with cancer, and telling them that they were about to die. Labeled EXHIBIT 1.
The Burzynski Clinic contacted Marc Stephens, who worked as a business consultant to the clinic, to assist with the situation. Marc contacted Rhys Morgan who lives in the United Kingdom, and Morgan agreed to remove the insults towards the cancer patients, and to stop harassing the clinic.
Kenneth P. White, and other skeptic members, such as Assistant Professor of Critical Thinking & First Year Studies at Stockton University, Robert "Bob" Blaskiewicz, refused to stop their attacks and threats against Marc Stephens, and the Burzynski Clinic.
Azad Rastegar, a director at the Burzynski Clinic, stated Skeptic bloggers changed the wording around in Marc Stephens’ emails, and published the emails online in order to make it appear as if Marc made threats against Rhys Morgan, and other skeptics society members.
Ric Schiffs, of the San Francisco police department, contacted Marc Stephens regarding the Burzynski Clinic receiving death threats, and their website being hacked. Ric Schiffs, whose daughter was a former patient of the Burzynski Clinic, stated the following:
“Hi Marc, I don’t know if you are aware of it, but Dr. Burzynski’s website was “attacked” last Thursday. They looped the link back to Google. So every time someone tried to link to Burzynski’s website, it took them back to Google. We suspect our friends at ‘the Skeptics Society’ as they are warning of a Birthday present for Dr. Burzynski”. Labeled as EXHIBIT 15.
Eric Merola, director and producer of the "Burzynski: Cancer Is Serious Business Documentary Series”, also contacted Marc Stephens for assistance stating that his email account was being hacked.
On February 14, 2014, the testimony of Sergeant Fred Pulice of the Englewood Police Department was heard by Judge Jerejian at the Superior court in Hackensack, New Jersey. Sergeant Pulice ‘testified’ that he watched the videos submitted by Marc, conducted an investigation, and stated that the Skeptics Society are a ‘bunch of kooks’, and the death threats against Marc Stephens are “serious threats”.
The courts are supposed to approve the application of any applicant that can prove ‘justifiable need’ and ‘serious threats’. Marc’s application qualified for both.
On March 6, 2014, despite all of the documented evidence, audio, and video evidence where the skeptics society members themselves confirming their “mob like” attacks against Marc Stephens and his client Dr. Stanislaw Burzynski, Marc Stephens received an Order from Judge Jerejian which ‘denied’ his application for a firearm based on NJSA 2C:58-3(c)(5) – Public Health, Safety and Welfare.
Judge Jerejian’s opinion that Marc Stephens is a threat to public health, safety and welfare is outrageous.
Marc Stephens filed a motion for reconsideration stating Judge Jerejian is in clear error of facts and law, and that New Jersey’s firearm statues are unconstitutional.
On August 7, 2014, Marc Stephens’ motion for reconsideration was heard. Judge Jerejian denied the motion stating, again, that Marc Stephens is a threat to public health, safety and welfare. Jerejian also stated that he believe Marc Stephens is trying to ‘take the law into his own hands’ by having contact information of the individuals that were making threats and filing to obtain and transfer multiple automatic firearms.
“Jerejian’s opinion is ridiculous because I already own firearms, and if I wanted to attack anyone it would have happened in California. According to Heller and McDonald, judges are not supposed to rule based on their personal opinions, and the State can not interfere with the right to keep and bear arms”, says Marc.
Marc testified that he is adamant about receiving approval to bring his firearms to New Jersey because he stated in 2010, the Los Angeles Police Department tried to frame him with false charges regarding drugs, a gun, and armor piercing bullets, and wants to avoid the same happening to him in New Jersey.
There was in fact a complaint filed against Marc Stephens by the Los Angeles County District Attorney’s offices, which reveals that in 2010 Marc Stephens was arrested inside his condominium in Los Angeles on Blackburn Avenue for weapons possession.
Interestingly, the police report also reveals that Marc shared the condominium located at 8420 Blackburn Avenue in Los Angeles with Maria Vanessa Perez aka ‘V. Stiviano’.
V. Stiviano is the female who took down Billionaire and NBA Los Angeles Clippers owner Donald Sterling because of controversy over Sterling’s racist comments, recorded by Stiviano.
During a probable cause hearing in front of Los Angeles County Superior Court Judge James N. Bianco, Marc Stephens cross-examined the two arresting officers from the Los Angeles Police Department, Wilshire Division. Testimony revealed that Marc Stephens was clearly being framed by the Los Angeles Police Department, and several individuals, including V. Stivano, who Marc had known for close to 10 years.
Oddly, on September 17, 2010, Maria Vanessa Perez legally changed her last name to ‘Stiviano’, which according to police records is a moniker, or alias, of Marc’s last name ‘Stephens’.
Judge James N. Bianco, who was appointed by Arnold Schwarzenegger, dismissed all charges filed against Marc Stephens who represented himself in court.
On September 9, 2014, ironically, after Sgt. Pulice’s testimony regarding skeptic James Randi telephone conversation soliciting sex to children, James Randi shuts down his entire James Randi Educational Foundation office in Los Angeles, along with the website, also converting the company from public to private, and discontinued The Amazing Meeting (TAM), which were held in Las Vegas.
On October 27, 2014, Marc Stephens filed a complaint for deprivation of civil right in U.S. District Court in Newark against Judge Edward Jerejian, Englewood Chief of Police Arthur O’Keefe, and attorney general of New Jersey John Jay Hoffman.
The complaint filed by Marc alleges that “New Jersey’s Firearm Laws are facially unconstitutional because each statue was motivated by and passed through legislature based on racism and discrimination, which are violations of the First, Second, Fourth, Fifth, Eighth, Ninth, Tenth, and Fourteenth Amendments of the United States Constitution”.
Marc’s statement of facts reveals that New Jersey’s legislature in fact passed firearm licensing laws that are traced back to slavery.
Marc appears to have found ‘hidden firearm laws’ which clearly mentions “slaves with guns was a Public Safety Concern”, and that firearm licensing laws were created only for black and mulatto slaves and ‘freed blacks’. The choice of using the work ‘hidden’ is because in the 2013 second amendment case, ‘Drake v Filko’, New Jersey stated that they could not “locate any legislative evidence to support predictive judgment”. Somehow, Marc was able to find it.
Marc points out a New Jersey’s act which reads, “In October 1694, "An Act concerning Slaves” was enacted in New Jersey; [§1] WHEREAS complaint is made by the inhabitants of this Province, that they are greatly injured by slaves having liberty to carry guns and dogs, into the woods and plantations, under pretence of guning, do kill swine. Be it enacted by the Governor, Council and Deputies in General Assembly met and assembled, and by the authority of the same, that no slave or slaves within this Province after publication hereof, be permitted to carry any gun or pistol, or take any dog with him or them into the woods, or plantations, upon any pretence whatsoever; unless his or their owner or owners, or a white man, by the order of his or their owner or owners, be with the said slave or slaves”.
Marc Stephens also points to the following case law which reads, “In 1821, New Jersey’s highest court affirmed a jury instruction that "blackmen, in contemplation of the law, are prima facie slaves, and as such are entitled to be treated as such.", Gibbons v. Morse, 7 N.J. L. 253”.
On August 6, 2015, Judge William J. Martini dismissed Marc Stephens’ complaint with prejudice holding that New Jersey Firearm permit and licensing laws are constitutional under Drake v. Filko, 724 F.3d 426, 429 (3d Cir. 2013).
On August 8, 2015, Superior Court Judge Marcus O. Tucker was pronounced dead in Los Angeles allegedly from heart complications.
According to Marc’s testimony, his x-wife Angelique Stephens, a former liason for Gov. Arnold Schwarzenegger, contacted Marc several times stating that she’s receiving multiple calls from different individuals asking for information about Marc.
On August 10, 2015, Marc Stephens filed a Motion for reconsideration stating that the United States Supreme Court opinion in District of Columbia v. Heller, 128 S. Ct. 2783 - Supreme Court 2008, and McDonald v. City of Chicago, Ill., 130 S. Ct. 3020 - Supreme Court 2010 held ‘States cannot enforce gun control laws’ or ‘interfere with the citizens rights to keep and bear arms’.
On November 13, 2015, Judge Martini denied Marc’s motion for reconsideration.
On November 16, 2015, Marc filed a second Motion for reconsideration.
On December 1, 2015, Judge Martini denied Marc’s second motion for reconsideration.
On December 11, 2015, Marc Stephens filed a ‘Notice of Appeal’ with the United States Court of Appeals for the Third Circuit, which was granted.
On January 27, 2016, Marc Stephens filed his argument in support of the appeal.
On May 25, 2016, Marc Stephens filed a motion to expedite the appeal.
On June 12, 2016, in the early morning, a SWAT team, and the Englewood Police Department, raided Marc Stephens’ residence. The officers threw a flash grenade into the residence. Marc thought robbers were in the house and pointed a loaded .45 caliber glock at one of the SWAT officers. Marc and the SWAT officers almost engaged in a gun fight. Multiple officers ordered Marc to the floor. The officers kept Marc Stephens cuffed for over 2 hours and destroyed the property looking for firearms.
Marc Stephens was not arrested, but they ceased his firearm. By the officers not arresting Marc, it is a clear indication that they know the firearm laws 'no longer exist' regarding possessing loaded firearms at home and in public.
On June 16, 2016, the court of appeals denied Marc’s appeal. This is typical with the lower courts when it involves constitutional challenges. Every case must go to the Supreme Court. The same with Obama Care, which involved the former president of the United States, Barrack Obama. That case was forced to the Supreme Court. You will never receive approval in the lower courts because they are ‘commercial courts’, which is why so many civil rights cases are settled in court.
On June 21, 2016, Marc filed a petition for rehearing en banc.
On July 13, 2016, the Court of Appeals denied Marc Stephens petition for rehearing and rehearing En Banc.
On October 10, 2016, Marc filed a Writ of Certiorari with the United States Supreme Court.
On December 12, 2016, the United States Supreme Court filed Stephens petition on the docket, and granted Marc’s Motion to proceed In Forma Pauperis.
The Attorney General of New Jersey had until January 12, 2017 to file an answer, but did not.
Today, February 17, 2017, the Justices of the Supreme Court of the United States are holding a closed conference regarding Marc’s petition. Only four votes are needed to hear the case.
Every citizen must read Marc Stephens’ second amendment deprivation of civil right complaint, more specifically paragraphs 27-95, his motion for reconsideration reply brief, and his Argument in support of the appeal. All three are the most compelling legal arguments ever made regarding our second amendment right, and the racial history of New Jersey firearm laws.
The nail in the coffin to firearm licensing laws around the United States is where Marc Stephens points to the United States Supreme Court opinion which reads:
“As Representative Thaddeus Stevens is reported to have said, "[w]hen it was first proposed to free the slaves, and arm the blacks, did not half the nation tremble? McDonald v. City of Chicago, Ill., 130 S. Ct. 3020 - Supreme Court 2010 at 3081-3082. Some States formally prohibited blacks from possessing firearms. Ante, at 3038-3039 (quoting 1865 Miss. Laws p. 165, § 1, reprinted in 1 Fleming 289). Others enacted legislation prohibiting blacks from carrying firearms without a license, a restriction not imposed on whites, McDonald v. City of Chicago, Ill., 130 S. Ct. 3020 - Supreme Court 2010 at 3082”.
“The Supreme Court in Dred Scott v. Sandford stated if African Americans were considered U.S. citizens, "It would give to persons of the negro race, who were recognized as citizens in any one State of the Union, the right...to keep and carry arms wherever they went..”
Note that the Supreme Court opinions used by Marc Stephens are from Justice Antonin Scalia who was found dead on February 13, 2016, which is just a few weeks after Marc Stephens filed a convincing second amendment legal argument with the U.S. Court of Appeals on January 27, 2016.
Scalia was the majority vote in all Supreme Court decisions regarding the second amendment. The same Majority vote that Marc Stephens needed to win his case.
President Donald Trump selected Judge Neil Gorsuch as a replacement for Justice Antonin Scalia. Donald Trump is a big advocate of protecting the right to keep and bear arms. Gorsuch is also pro second amendment, which will secure the 5-4 majority. Without a ninth justice, a 4-4 tie affirms the appeals court’s decision regarding New Jersey’s firearm laws decided in Drake v. Filko.
“It doesn’t matter if the Justices are for or against the second amendment, according to Marbury vs Madison, they must say what the law is. The law states the right to keep and bear arms shall not be infringe”, says Marc Stephens.
“If the Justices decides not to hear my case, their opinions in Heller and McDonald still stands, which ruled States can not enact gun control laws, and can not interfere with the Citizens right to keep and bear arms. New Jersey, and many other States, are simply ignoring the Supreme Court’s rulings”, says Marc.
If Marc’s Writ of Certiorari is approved by the United States Supreme Court, Stephens v Jerejian et al, will most certainly become the most interesting second amendment case to follow.
Marc’s legal argument is almost certain to bring down not only New Jersey’s Firearm Laws, but firearm licensing laws in all 50 States.
Copy of Marc Stephens Petition for Writ of Certiorari - A Must Read!
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