Harassed by Mikey Weinstein, Part 9: Threaten with IG Complaint. Again.

Michael “Mikey” Weinstein discovered the power of the Inspector General complaint process way back in 2007. By using the IG, Weinstein is able to loudly file a complaint (a step necessary for fundraising, which pays his salary) and possibly get a reaction from the military — and whether he does or not, he can still claim victory.

The best part? It’s free.

Mikey Weinstein used to say “tell it to the judge,” but it seems even he realized how impotent that made him look, given how long its been since the MRFF has seen the inside of a courtroom and how ineffective his “charity” was when it was there. (Weinstein has zero wins and six losses in military/religion cases.) Plus, lawsuits can be expensive, even if the MRFF insisted on finding attorneys who would work pro bono. Now, Weinstein’s rallying cry has diminished to a weak “I’ll file a complaint……….!!!1!1”

Speaking for the MRFF, Weinstein’s research assistant Chris Rodda recently threatened to file an IG complaint against ChristianFighterPilot.com.

Care to know what happened another time the MRFF filed an IG complaint about ChristianFighterPilot.com?

Back in October of 2011, MRFF associate and former USAFA faculty member R. David Mullin was involved in a kerfuffle with the Air Force Academy over accreditation. An article here noting the weakness of Mullin’s complaint (he had essentially outed himself as one of the “anonymous” complainants) apparently raised his ire, so he emailed the Air Force Inspector General — and five other Air Force Generals, including one now known to have been an MRFF “insider.”

While the MRFF was clearly involved in Mullin’s complaint, they never bothered to announce the outcome — because the IG tossed them out on their backs.

This is the way the Air Force IG summarized Mullin’s complaint under the “Nature of Complaint”:

Complainant does not appreciate the subjects [sic] religious views presented on the “Christian Fighter Pilot” blog.

That is an astute summary by the Air Force Inspector General of pretty much everything the MRFF complains about. “Mikey doesn’t like it. Make the Christians stop.”

The accusations reportedly made by Mullins are quoted below, and they should look familiar, as they contain the broad, wild-eyed drama and world-ending panic of a standard MRFF complaint. Naturally, in the Weinstein technique of “throwing mud against the wall and seeing what sticks,” the complaints contain far more than allegations about the USAFA accreditation controversy.

The IG’s analysis and conclusion follows each complaint:

Issue: Subject has perpetrated a long history of abuses against Air Force personnel, including subordinate enlisted members of the Air Force and other services, who do not share his particular beliefs.

Analysis: This complaint was already resolved*. Subject is protected under free speech.

Resolution: Dismiss

(*Notice the “already resolved”? That’s the MRFF repeating accusations over and over again until they can find someone who will agree with them. The IG didn’t fall for it.)

Issue: Subject’s tactics include ad hominem internet attacks publicly denigrating others’ religious views and deliberate falsification of facts to smear those whom he opposes.

Analysis: Subject is protected under free speech.

Resolution: Dismiss

Issue: Complainant says subject applied ad hominem attacks against him as part of the investigation of BGen Dana Born and USAFA.

Analysis: Subject is protected under free speech.

Resolution: Dismiss

Issue: Subject is derelict in his duty by blatantly trivializing the process of enforcing the UCMJ by the SAF/IG.

Analysis: Subject is protected under free speech.

Resolution: Dismiss

The IG didn’t make this decision in a vacuum. The legal and constitutional review was conducted by the Air Force JAG.

And the resolution to Mullin’s complaint about the content and conduct at ChristianFighterPilot.com? Dismiss.

Of course, that they’ve been dismissed in the past won’t stop the MRFF from filing complaints in the future — sometimes precisely the same complaints, hoping someone “new” won’t know the history of Weinstein’s hate-filled vendetta against this site.  But it serves as an indicator to future military commanders and IGs dealing with Weinstein that they’ve been down this road before.  Repeatedly.

Mikey Weinstein, Chris Rodda, and their cohorts associated with the MRFF can make some pretty hateful accusations, as Mullins did in his IG complaint.  But that doesn’t mean those accusations are true, as the Air Force found out as a result of Mullin’s complaint.

Read beyond the sensationalism, hype, and hyperbole, and you’ll see little more than desperate activists craving for attention — and saying anything they can to get it.

About This Series

Michael “Mikey” Weinstein’s lawyers once claimed ChristianFighterPilot.com was “obsessive” about Weinstein and his MRFF. Naturally, ChristianFighterPilot.com is about military religious freedom — and it is surely relevant when Mikey Weinstein, a public figure, makes a living by publicly attacking religious liberty, as he so frequently does.

On the contrary, Mikey Weinstein is “obsessive” with a few individual US troops, veterans, and even a couple of civilians — most of whom are private citizens unknown to any outside their circle of friends. Weinstein and those associated with his MRFF have attacked them, their employers, their families — sometimes even their children — in ongoing campaigns of harassment that have sometimes spanned years.

This series will document Mikey Weinstein’s history of harassment — in his own words, with his own formatting, filled with his own invective.

Part 1: Quoting the Bible
Part 2: The Motivation for His Crusade
Part 3: Targeting the Jewish Soccer Mom
Part 4: Joy to the World
Part 5: You’ve Got (Lots of) Email
Part 6: Mikey as a Spam Bot
Part 7: You’re Being Watched


One comment

  • Given that MRFF has filed an endless series of these “frivolous lawsuits” with the IG, all with a similar result, why does the IG still entertain his foolishness?

    Why does it seem to take so long for these to be resolved of late?

    Why aren’t they immediately dismissed with prejudice?

    Something untoward is going on between MRFF and the DoD IG, something that defies common sense. I’d love to know what–and why.