THE MURDER OF JEFFERY STUART ANDERSON
It was April 14, 1996 when Deputies of the
Jackson County, OR Sheriff’s Department finally unshackled Jeffery Stuart
Anderson from the jail “restraint” (read torture) chair and took
him to Rogue Valley Community Hospital, severely beaten and unresponsive.
The hospital personnel immediately knew something was very wrong, and they
took numerous photographs of Anderson’s
injuries and gave them to his father, Ted Anderson, who
immediately turned them over to the Southern Oregon Militia for
As Liaison Officer for the SOM, I
immediately notified local FBI Agent Kerry Larson of a probable civil rights
Anderson was taken to emergency surgery to repair a blood vessel that had burst
in his brain from the severe beating. He languished for a few days, then died from his injuries.
Who was Jeffery Stuart Anderson? I never met Stuart, but I understand he
was a fun-loving guy of 29 years, and the father of two little children. Stuart had a drinking problem and failed
an alcohol test while on probation for DUII, so the judge sentenced Stuart to
15 days in jail to dry him out. Stuart had no other criminal record that I know of.
I have attached pictures of the shattered Anderson
and an affidavit taken from a fellow inmate, but read what I have to tell you
here first before you view them.
Anderson had deep shackle/handcuff cuts on his wrists and ankles from struggling
in the restraint chair as the deputy/deputies beat him unmercifully. His feet and hands had been stomped
purple. He had deep bruising to his
inner-thigh/groin area. He had two
distinct, small round finger bruises on his throat, consistent with someone holding
him by the throat, strangling him. There were deep bruises
on his back and arms as well, but most notable were the blackened eyes and
had been subjected to was nothing less than brutal
torture and ultimate murder at the hands of one or more deputies of the Jackson County Sheriff’s
Office, and how can I state truthfully?
Very simply. When you read the affidavit from his
fellow inmate, Doty, you will see that Anderson
had been forcibly removed from the general jail population and was placed under
“medical watch” for reasons that remain a bit unclear. But no deputy or jail nurse who was on
duty that fateful evening ever recalled hearing or seeing anything unusual
after Anderson was led away.
That’s right; when the FBI attempted to conduct an investigation
into the suspected wrongful death of Jeffery Stuart Anderson, they ran into a baby-shit-brown
wall of silence. (That’s the
color of their uniforms) Nobody saw
or heard a sound, let alone a scream.
Anderson was simply found unresponsive, shackled into the restraint chair and
taken to the hospital. In fact, the
deputies who took Anderson to the hospital claimed he walked in under his own power. The attached photos
will make you question that claim.
Unable to develop a criminal civil rights
case for wrongful death, the FBI gave up and went home. Jackson County District Attorney Mark
Huddleston never investigated the incident at all.
That’s the way it is in Jackson County, Oregon. If you don’t like the sound of it,
don’t move here. These local cops and
this DA are scum second to none.
Oh, you think that’s too harsh? No, it is not. Look, I attended Cabrillo College
in Cupertino, CA to be a police officer, and thankfully got derailed due to the
unexpected pregnancy of my first wife.
Almost all my closest, long-term friends I have across the United States are involved in law enforcement one way or another, and that includes
the best man at my wedding, a San Jose Detective Sergeant at the time. Some of those close friends have died
over these passing years, but my solid inclination has always been to support law
enforcement officers -- so long as they stay within the lines of ethical
conduct in their profession.
I absolutely HATE bad cops, and I will
do anything to expose them
for what they do to the image of the good cops I have known.
I have no friends in law enforcement here
in the Rogue Valley of Oregon because I don’t trust any of them, and for good reason. I have a number of close friends who
moved here after retiring from other jurisdictions, and they largely share my
horror at what goes on around here.
Quite literally, Jackson County, Oregon
is a throwback to the very corrupt 1950’s Mississippi.
Now, getting back to the Anderson
Undeterred by the FBI’s pathetic failure
to exact justice in the Anderson murder, the SOM
contacted attorney Foster Glass in Bend, Oregon, and Foster filed a federal wrongful death lawsuit that
resulted in a settlement for the surviving wife and children in the amount of
$1.8 million dollars.
In summary, that sounds simple enough and
somewhat satisfying, but now you get to read the rest of the story.
Anderson’s father, Ted, was a member of the Southern Oregon
Militia, who joined during our formative years, and so was Stuart. No one knew that, of course, because the
SOM operates clandestinely. We have
a hard and unbreakable rule that we will not allow anyone into our organization
who contacts us for membership. We
identify individuals of like mind, character, and just as importantly, what
they have to bring to the table, and then we approach them to join us. To my knowledge, not
a single person invited to join the SOM has ever refused because we very
carefully protect their identity. That is why I never
personally met Jeffery Stuart Anderson, because the
point man (Liaison Officer) cannot be allowed know who all the members are for
obvious security reasons
Look, whether you like to read this or not,
we are in a war against official corruption here in the Rogue Valley,
and Do-Good’rs regularly get the shaft. We don’t, because we know how to
get things done around here without the shaft-part, get it? Learn from it.
Ted Anderson’s wife didn’t want Ted dealing with
that Carl Worden Militia-guy where Stuart’s murder was concerned,
and she just made his life miserable over it. Fortunately for her and Stuart’s
children, Ted didn’t listen to her, but I find it terribly sad to remember
that Ted Anderson passed away and joined his son not long before I was able to orchestrate the
legal settlement of $1.8 million dollars for the family, and after the
settlement had been reached and paid, I called the Anderson home and left a message telling them
how happy we were that we were able to help them.
I never got so
much as a call back or a thank-you, and that is oh-so typical of the native Southern
Oregonian. They are craven cowards when it comes to
fighting for what is right unless it directly
benefits them, and they are rarely thankful for anything you do for them. They think you are
just a fool to be taken advantage of, because they certainly wouldn’t do
what you did. That just happens to
be the culture they were born to, but if I had to do it all over again, I’d
still have sought justice for Stuart because that’s just the way I am,
and besides that, I like what I see in the mirror every morning, and I know it
pleases God. Gutless, Godless and Thankless Cowards pretty much sums
these locals up – whether they attend church or not.
Oh, and you’ll love this part. After the federal civil settlement had
been reached, I decided to have a little fun with the Medford City cops. I contacted a
Detective name Tom Levine and told him I had photographic evidence of a murder that took place
in his jurisdiction, and I wanted to show them to him. He asked me to come down to the station
right away, so I showed up with the same photographs you will see attached to
Detective Levine studied the photos and
concluded that, no question, Anderson’s
death was an obvious homicide.
Boy-oh-boy, he was biting at the bit to get that murder solved until I
told him it happened at the Jackson County
Jail, at which point the guy’s entire demeanor
changed. You see, around here, murder by cop is not
really against the law – unless the cop is
basically disliked by all the Good-ol’-Boys in the department, and then
they’ll happily let him dangle.
But if he’s one of the favored boys who knows
how to keep secrets and stay loyal, these boys in blue and baby-shit brown will
clam up and shut down immediately, just as Detective Levine did.
You see, the Jackson County Jail is located
within the city limits of Medford, so the jurisdiction
to conduct an investigation into murder at the jail was
definitely within the Medford City cops’ bailiwick, but Levine mumbled something about, “We
can’t just go over to the jail and begin an investigation…”
and he strolled away. No, he left
skid-marks, and he didn’t even want to keep the photos!
Oh, and the guy who last ran against the
current Sheriff is also a high-ranking Medford City cop named Tim George, and while he was campaigning I asked him to investigate the murder of Jeffery
Stuart Anderson. Tim George left me a voice mail message, telling me the
matter had been “adjudicated” through a federal civil action and
was thus, settled -- as if murder can be settled by a civil action.
In the meantime, our illustrious current Sheriff,
Mike Winters, is making a big deal out of trying to revoke a local law-abiding
woman’s concealed gun permit because she has been issued an Oregon
Medical Marijuana Card for treatment of her chronic muscle spasm problems. Mike Winters is just going berserk over
a State-legal medical marijuana card holder, but try to
remember that murder has no statute of limitations and that Mike Winters has not intention
of opening the Jeffery Stuart Anderson murder case – at least
as far as I know, and I think I can state that as sound fact. Mike Winters is also a gutless coward, just like the
rest of the cops here.
That’s Southern Oregon, folks! If you’d like
to see this tale reach the point of actual justice for Jeffery Stuart Anderson,
send it to the networks like A&E, the History Channel and the Discovery
Channel. Oh, and don’t forget
Nancy Grace and Glenn Beck of CNN.
God knows the local newspaper, the Medford Mail Tribune, would be
useless, especially if it involves a failure to act by District Attorney Mark
Huddleston. They’ve been
protecting that scumbag for some reason for years, no matter what he does.
Carl F. Worden
Southern Oregon Militia