“How dare you say this is your court!”

At some point we have to stop asking, when will people stand and simply cry, I WILL STAND! — Sometimes when we stand we are abused. But we must stand anyways.

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douglas_county_sheriffWe have been silent for too long. But that’s about to change. This is more than a local issue and it’s going viral because the rampant corruption of our justice system has never been exposed like it just was in Douglas County WA. A small community where officials get away with unbelievable abuses. But that’s just the tip of the iceberg.

A judge or officer has no authority to override our Constitution. Only to uphold it and defend it. PERIOD! Yet around the nation corrupt courts are abusing power. America knows, but hesitates to admit it, because the ramifications are huge. Tomorrow it could be us, or our children being abused. Once people walk through those great doors, their rights are regarded as trash, the Constitution is trampled and good people are silenced for fear of tyrant judges and a system that has nothing to do with justice.

Consider this truth. Law is not defined by tyrants, no matter their station. The foundation of law is a constant that must respect natural rights and it’s directives are backed by the peoples will. Magistrates or officials acting outside that are not law keepers. They cease to be authority and at once become criminals enforcing their will at the point of a gun!

This all started when a driver asking a police officer a question. Douglas County Deputy Evan O’Mally was a bully cop who arrested that driver, instead of simply answering the perfectly normal question “why am I being stopped.” County officials them proceeded to trample due process and because of that people started hearing about this case. Next officials went on a vengeance tantrum, refusing to back down in order to make certain that those who dared to question them were punished. But they did not anticipate the level of honorable resistance they would face.

County officials violated so many laws that they will likely to cost taxpayers millions in fallout. But that’s not new. This is the same County that was involved in the Wenatchee Witch Hunts of the 1990’s. In fact the court has now assigned Patrick McMahon as the “temporary judge.” He is not actually an elected judge, but THE SAME lawyer that defended Douglas County in that incredible abuse years ago, when families were destroyed and innocents were sent to prison. Complicit with Chelan and Okanogan Counties, the abuse is rampant.

But watch the video. Then I’ll give you details on what else happened here and why it’s so important.

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Grant Seim JR. (my Dad) taking one for liberty and refusing to stand back silent in the face of tyranny.

More Facts:

In the video we see 1st, 4th, 5th, and 6th amendment Constitutional violations! But what precipitated all the events in this courtroom and the open violations of the 1st and 4th. Why did the judge only allow approved press to record? A local paper that went out and reported exactly what the government wanted? Why was a man removed from the court when he had done nothing? Because Douglas County is perverting justice and they don’t want to be accountable.

“Who Stands With Me?” Were the words of Nathan Seim as he was grabbed by police and kidnapped from the courtroom. Simply for being a patriot. Those patriots were attacked, violated and arrested for defending the Constitution, due process, free speech and our neighbors, revealing a great truth about what’s happening behind closed doors. It’s time to take back our courts and take back liberty.

The justice of tyrants is to accuse victims of the very crimes they have committed! This was a rigged trial from the start. Tell Shasteen is a responsible young man working two jobs who Douglas County officials wanted to make an example of. What was his crime? Daring to question government. Yes he asked a police officer why he was being stopped! You can see that video here.

Seeing growing obstruction of justice in Tell’s case my the County, myself and a band of about 20 patriots showed up in support and to be certain that Tell got a fair trial. We started up cameras at the defendants request and sat quietly to watch.


Patriots keeping the cameras rolling. This is how to face a tyrant.
Patriots keeping the cameras rolling. This is how to face a tyrant.

Then all hell broke loose!

County officials attacked, swooping in and dragging Nathan Seim from the court. WITHOUT ANY CAUSE! The judge had not even entered the room. There was no discussion. As Nathan was pulled from his chair the group of patriots stood up. Deputies then used him as a human battering ram, slamming him into anyone blocking their path and kidnapping him from what moments ago had been a peaceful courtroom.

The chaos and crimes were entirely by County officials. At that point the County’s every action become an attempt to illustrate the law abiding citizens as criminals, by whatever means necessary. Officers would lie in reports and the elected officials would remind everyone that they were the good guys while their lackeys in local media repeated their lies as fact. That’s exactly what happened. But they did not anticipate the video.

I had momentarily left the room before the trial and I rushed back in to pandemonium, thankful I had a backup camera in my pocket. The courtroom was chaos and defiance and as I moved to the front and the judge entered for the first time.

I challenged her outright. A judge is not above the law in a our court. I challenged her restricting of cameras from the courtroom. But even more I challenged the illegal removal of Nathan. After some oral arguments with the judge she motioned to police who rushed in and took me to the floor. The crowd erupted in anger but this was not a time for violence and the citizens made no arrests as they rightly could have done.  Soon after I was gone, my dad Grant was also arrested on more false pretenses, ordered by Sheriff Gjesdal himself.

During this encounter many were assaulted, including the defendant, by County officials and the Sheriff. But the Kangaroo trial went on. My dad and I spent about 24 hours in the filthy Chelan County jail, something that in itself revealed a lot about our broken system. You can read my thoughts on that here. We were not in jail for doing evil, but for doing good. Political prisoners, nothing more. But the County was hammered with calls when the word got out. So much so that they shut down their switchboards and fumed in anger.

Local media Cover Up! Sheriff Gjesdal went on local radio and twisted what happened later that day. Biased reports from court approved media The Wenatchee World, happily played along. The World left out key details and used what appears to be intentional twisting. For example they claimed that “The jury pool was not present to see the arrests.” Yet video now shows that not only were members of the jury IN THE ROOM when the attack started and Nathan was taken into custody, but the jury room door was left open during most if the fiasco and some jurors were even watching the show. False police reports followed soon after, written to paint a false picture and in some cases openly lying about the events.

Most media failed to do homework. They simply repeated official statements, some of which were then proven false by the video. Apparently they thought no one would expose what actually happened. A good reminder to always have video and always question the official word, especially what the news is reporting. Imagine if the patriots had obeyed Judge McCauley and not done any recording unless she gave us permission?

All this of amounted to tainted jury that was them empaneled anyways.  Most observers would also note that the jury pool was not a random selection. In fact nearly half the pool seemed to be friends or family of the police as revealed by court recordings. The judge even insisted jurors that were openly biased be empaneled anyways. Recordings revealed that Tell did excellent representing himself, but the event was the definition of a Kangaroo Court and there was little hope for a honest outcome.

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Tell was convicted by the tainted jury and given a sentence of five days with a year probation, plus fines. That’s like a sentence that an assault or DUI offender would receive. SIMPLY FOR ASKING A QUESTION. Tell is appealing the cause and the County’s actions will hopefully come out in higher courts! Local officials involved will need to be removed from office and perhaps prosecuted and knowledge gained here must to be used to help restore justice to our courts.


The Coming Fallout:

It took a lot of time to get this video together. Much of it was recorded by myself and the brave patriots in the room that day. Some was demanded from official cameras under discovery and public records. The wait was worth it. The result of this video is an unprecedented reminder of tyranny. Had those cameras not been rolling, the outcome could have been very different.

As a side note. I’m a photographer by trade so I know what photographers look for. I remember being pushed to the floor, seeing that World reporter with his camera and thinking “I have to stay classy for the “approved media.” I knew what they were there for and I was not going to give it to them; that shot of a kicking screaming activist that they can paint as crazy in their promotion of the official State message. They did not get that shot. Instead they got a smiling activist in a suit.

The message here is not of failure, but liberty. Americans have cowered to lawless tyrants for too long. Yes, we were arrested. Yes, liberty is a sometimes rocky road. Yes our stand comes at a price. That’s part of the process. But this was a VICTORY. We cracked the door and are just getting started with an example of exposing tyranny and how much power the people hold if they simply stand up!

gavin seim filming his own arrest

That’s not my devious smile. I’m trying to wrench my cuffed hands into a position for the camera in my hands. At the time I had no idea how many other cameras were rolling.

I remember I held my own camera with an iron grip as they were cuffing me. I twisted my hands hard to get the angle where I could and keep the video rolling because I’ve learned from experience how important the video is to the message. Always remember to record. The key is to expose the tyranny and awaken the hearts and minds. There was a special peace in that courtroom. A peace that comes from knowing that God is on your side, tyranny will be exposed and liberty will eventually win.

Let me also say this. I’ve seen many videos where tyrants abuse citizens for speaking truth while the people sit as silent slaves! NEVER be those slaves America. NEVER be silent in the face of evil.

Yes we could have resisted more and been well within our rights. But for the message and to make an example, it’s often better to let tyrants show their hand. In the end Douglas County officials will be held accountable to the law.

My own and my dad’s trials are coming this Spring. The County is eager for vengeance and they have trumped up charges of Obstructing a Court, Disorderly Conduct, and Contempt of Court. Which in fact are only some of the crimes that THEY committed. My dad was charged with Obstructing a Court and Disorderly Conduct. These are charges that can carry sentences that number in YEARS. We have hired renowned Constitutional attorney Stephen Pidgeon and we are NOT backing down. We ask for your support and prayers as we stand up to this rising police state!

I’m proud of the Seim’s. Of my wife Sondra. I’m proud of Tell for refusing to bow down to tyranny and defending himself like a champion, even though they blocked him at every step. I’m told at one point he pulled the Constitution out of his pocket, held it towards the judge and asked “do you use this for toilet paper?!”

I’m thankful for the support and calls people put out when they heard. I am proud of every one of the patriots there that day. They had the courage to come to that courtroom, to stand on principle and on liberty; to look tyranny in the eye with bold defiance and say, I WILL NOT COMPLY!

We must fill the seats of every court in this land with principled people who will stand in DEFIANCE of injustice from the bench. It’s not an easy road. But as we stand up to them, cameras rolling, we will educate the people and restore liberty on heart at a time. We Stand!

“When injustice becomes law. Resistance becomes duty.”


— Gav

How you can help:

We need your support. Legal fees and taking on corruption comes at a price. Please donate if you can. Your ongoing prayers also mean a lot. God is with us when we stand for what is right. Finally please share this everywhere and call one of these officials if you can.
Numbers you can call:

Douglas County Non-Emergency Line: (509) 663-9911

Douglas County Sheriff: (509) 884-0941

Okanogan County Sheriff (holds political prisoners for Douglas): (509) 422-7200

Chelan County Sheriff (holds political prisoners for Douglas): (509) 667-6851

Douglas County prosecutor Steve Clem: (509) 745-8535

Douglas County Commissioners – Ken Stanton, Dale Snyder, Steve Jenkins: (509) 745-8537