Friday, April 1, 2016

Fred Streed's Affidavit for Will Williams

Fred Streed has information impeaching the credibility of the woman who  accused Will Williams of misdemeanor battery. Fred is well known as an honest man (entrusted by Dr. Pierce with the execution of his will), and nobody can twist his arm. I thoroughly believe what he says about this matter.

Some of it I can confirm from my own personal experience. I know, for example, that there was never any violence from Will Williams toward his wife Albina, because Albina herself told me.

Fred says (point 3 of the Affidavit) that during his recent stay on the National Alliance's property he noticed that Garland DeCourcy was "insisting events happened that I knew to be untrue," and not only about Will Williams. For example, she was claiming that the National Alliance was "raided" several times during Dr. Pierce's lifetime. (I was a member of the National Alliance from 1992 until after Dr. Pierce's death, and this is the first time that I ever heard such a story!) "Garland would spend an hour or more detailing convoluted conspiracy theories," writes Fred. The woman seems to have a wild imagination.

In the altercation between Garland DeCourcy and Will Williams, Will Williams' account of what happened (in response to my questioning) is this:

I held my right arm out as she came at me, wagging her finger in my face aggressively, screaming that I'm a "psycho," among other ridiculous things an employee doesn't scream at her employer. Between the crook of my thumb and forefinger was her chin. I never touched her neck. [Will Williams, 3 April 2016]

Michael Oljaca (a.k.a. Olanich), Garland's young boyfriend, was present and somehow intervened. Will's account of Michael's role is this:

He stood up, but his alleged effort at physically "separating" us is laughable. I think he may have yelled "stop," but directed more at her than at me. I wasn't the one who had jumped up and started screaming hysterically.
I removed my hand from her chin as soon as Mikey stood up. I then left the room and went back to typing for the September BULLETIN in the office across the hall. I let Garland know when I paid them [a short time later] that her services were no longer needed for the Alliance.

Garland's version is that Will was strangling her and that Michael interrupted it, saving her life. The SPLC has it that Will "allegedly attempted to beat and strangle" her.

Fred indicates in point 4 of his affidavit that he encountered Will, Garland, and Michael shortly after the alleged incident, and saw no sign that any violence had occurred:

On September 30th, 2015, Garland and Mr. Williams evidently had a heated conversation. I talked with Mr. Williams right after it happened, he was calm and did not appear angry. I also talked with Garland and Mr. Olanich soon after my conversation with Mr. Williams. She seemed very excited and angry but made no mention of an assault on her. I did not see any bruises on her throat or other signs of a physical altercation. 

Will Williams is a burly and vigorous former Special Forces soldier. Michael Oljaca is said to be not so formidable. The notion that Michael Oljaca tussled with Will Williams and emerged without a mark on him is no more credible than the claim that Will "attempted to beat and strangle" Garland and that the only mark she had to show for it was this little rash:

Nonetheless Michael O., the only eyewitness other than the plaintiff and the defendant, has been supporting the plaintiff's account. 

If you want to understand how it is possible that a woman could get a man or several men to support her in an accusation that might be exaggerated or false, look at the recent accusation of misdemeanor battery against Donald Trump's campaign-manager Corey Lewandowski. The journalist Michelle Fields wildly exaggerated and distorted what happened in her brief physical interaction with Lewandowski and talked two male witnesses who could have contradicted her story (Washington Post's reporter Ben Terris and photographer Jabin Botsford) into going along with it . (See this exposé.) I heard a female caller to Rush Limbaugh call it "playing the woman-card." In the jargon of men's rights it is also called damseling, and the complementary male behavior is called white-knighting. A well known phenomenon.

A lack of any inherent importance in whatever did happen between Will Williams and Garland DeCourcy on 30 September 2015 is also implicit in the fact that she waited two months, until 2 December 2015, to file a complaint. The police-report does not say that she had suffered any physical harm.

Fred's observations unfortunately were not admitted as evidence for the trial, which took place in the Magistrate Court of Pocahontas County, West Virginia, on 28 March 2016 and, with neither a witness nor an affidavit to support the defendant, ended in Will Williams' being convicted on a misdemeanor charge of battery.