This open letter was written in February, 2019, by Jack Christiana, former Legal Director of a group called Targeted Justice. I received a copy of the letter courtesy of human rights activists/journalists Ramola D and Cassandra, two of the original recipients.
I am posting this letter because the issues covered here are of great concern to me personally, and because I stand in agreement with Mr. Christiana's position, on principle.
I should make it clear that I am not personally acquainted with any members of Targeted Justice (former or current), nor have ever been involved in their activities.
However, the false information being promoted by certain members of the current group, Targeted Justice, as well as their followers, has been damaging to me personally, as well as to others with whom I am acquainted, my allies, friends and colleagues.
Among the current board members of TJ, are Midge Mathis, Owen Calvert, using the pseudonym Richard Lighthouse, Katherine Horton, and Kerry Cassidy, all of whom have promoted blatant disinformation (some of a patently absurd nature) on various issues. Katherine Horton is running a defamation campaign against Ramola D, Barbara Hartwell (whom she claims is a “CIA plant”, a “bitch”, and other epithets), and others. Horton, like Mr. “Lighthouse”, flagrantly advocates for unlawful activities, including monstrous invasions of privacy, what amounts to stalking. Horton has actually issued statements which are solicitation of MURDER, as well as inciting violence and terrorism.
In summary, I should make it clear that in my opinion, anyone who is promoting, supporting or endorsing the group Targeted Justice (and/or the above named individuals) is an accomplice to their wrongful and injurious actions, and should be shunned by reasonable, honorable, sincere and law-abiding activists who stand on principle, for REAL JUSTICE.
August 27, 2019
An Open Letter to the Global Targeted Individual Community
An Open Letter to the Global Targeted Individual Community
Hello Targeted Individuals,
This is Jack Christiana, a fellow target of extreme abuse for the past eleven years. I’m writing to share some significant changes to Targeted Justice as well as transitions that are actually positive news, both of which potentially affect the entire TI community.
I was the Legal Director and on the Board of Directors of Targeted Justice (TJ) from December 2017, when TJ was formed, until February 6, 2019. And now recently, several of us discovered that TJ has veered off course. According to its mission statement, Targeted Justice is “a 501(c)(3) non-profit organization committed to exposing and ending the Targeting Program through public awareness, education, and both federal and local legal actions for Targeted Individuals.” Yet over the last several months, one of the team members, Winter Owen Calvert (also known as “Richard Lighthouse”) has drifted into criminality and is recommending that TIs do the same. This endangers and discredits Targeted Justice, Targeted Individuals who follow his recommendations, and all TIs generally.
Other Targeted Justice advisers and I tried hard and made many attempts to address the problem (including official letters by me on January 6, 2019, January 10, 2019, and January 16, 2019) to the TJ Board and Team, but all our efforts were met with resistance and defiance. In the end, Mr. Calvert and the organization made no changes.
Owen Calvert (Richard Lighthouse) has written eBooks that are currently available on publicly accessible websites. In the first two, he publishes in intimidating fashion personal information about Air Force and Department of Homeland Security employees he accuses of involvement with targeting. The information includes the names of their children and spouses and their home addresses. Although we didn’t realize it initially, by “doxing” federal employees who hold sensitive positions in this way, Mr. Calvert potentially commits multiple felony counts. We warned the Targeted Justice Board about this when we discovered it but they inexplicably gave it no weight, which is when the rift and impasse began. In another eBook, Mr. Calvert recommends that TIs submit false information (federal crime) falsely representing themselves (federal crime) for the purpose to abuse the current FBI terrorist watchlist until it is overwhelmed and useless, and becomes a joke (federal crime). The three eBooks are:
Treason at the Air Force Space Command - Criminal threats to federal employees (18 U.S. Code § 119. Protection of Individuals Performing Certain Official Duties) 5 years each count.
The Governors of Gangstalking - Criminal threats to federal employees (18 U.S. Code § 119. Protection of Individuals Performing Certain Official Duties) 5 years each count.
Targeted Individuals Standard Nomination Form – Recommendations that people make useless and a joke (sabotage) the FBI Terrorist Screening Database (18 U.S. Code § 1001. Statements or entries generally) 5 years each count. If you are involved with Richard Lighthouse, that can make you complicit with his federal threats and federal crimes related to terrorism.
We plan to expose this targeting program and win justice! In order to do so, we need the public, the media, politicians, human rights groups, donors, attorneys and law enforcement to know that we are on the good side of the fight. If we get into crimes and crimes related to terrorism, our credibility will be destroyed. The public will consider us thug criminals, the politicians will not give us meetings to address this, the media will write negative stories, human rights groups will not donate money for class action lawsuits, attorneys will not work with us, and the good law enforcement will not care about us either. What was the thinking process? How do these actions help get donations, get positive articles, or get meetings with politicians? They do not. They hurt that goal and strategy. They hurt Targeted Individuals.
What would you think if the American Red Cross, Human Rights Watch, or any respectable non-profit organization had an integral team member that was involved in the federal crimes of 1) making public threats to employees of the government and 2) encouraging members to falsely represent themselves and submit false information to the FBI’s terrorist watch list?! Responsible organizations would immediately terminate the person from any association with the organization. But Targeted Justice six days later actually PROMOTED Owen Calvert (Richard Lighthouse) to the Board of Directors! Richard Lighthouse is still an official spokesperson for Targeted Justice. This is dangerous for those TIs who follow his advice and makes TIs worldwide look bad because Targeted Justice is supposed to represent all Targeted Individuals.
I sent a letter to Owen Calvert (Richard Lighthouse) and the Team that as Legal Director of Targeted Justice, I must protect Targeted Justice and all Targeted Individuals. So I demanded Lighthouse retract his recommendation of crimes related to terrorism and federal threats – or – I will contact the authorities including the FBI. Instead, Richard Lighthouse defended his actions and told Targeted Justice Team that he is doing nothing wrong. This is not private as Lighthouse has all this on the internet. It would be used against us sooner or later. So I gave a second warning to Lighthouse and the TJ Team that it is my legal duty, fiduciary duty, and ethical duty, as Legal Directors of this 501c3 civil rights organization that I have no choice but to notify the authorities if the eBooks weren’t removed.
Mr. Calvert and the organization still made no changes. So to protect Targeted Justice, each of the Board of Directors personally, and – especially - all Targeted Individuals, I notified the FBI that we disavow all these federal threats and federal crimes related to terrorism. I did my legal duty, fiduciary duty, and ethical duty to protect the reputations and credibility of Targeted Justice and Targeted Individuals. In response, six days later the board asked me to resign, which is a federal crime with up to 10 years in prison (18 U.S. Code § 1513. Retaliating against a witness, victim, or an informant) and removed my name from the website.
TJ Advisory Board member Karen Stewart made valiant efforts to address this. After her requests fell upon deaf ears, she resigned from Targeted Justice. Another member of the Board of Directors resigned from the board. Other previous TJ leaders like Hope Franklin also entirely left TJ. Other significant Advisory Board members have announced plans to resign.
We are now forming a new organization with a strong emphasis on public awareness about targeting as well as legal information on both local and federal lawsuits. We will be honest and transparent with you. We will officially announce this new organization, Targeted America, in a week or two. In the interim, you can follow us on Twitter.
We will be stronger. I promise you that we will expose and end this program as it is now. I will never stop fighting. And because I reported Mr. Calvert’s illegal activities, law enforcement and the FBI now know - what we have always known –that we TIs really are the good people!
Thank you all so much for having faith and confidence in Targeted Individual leaders. We will not let you down.