(Screenshots from Twitter and information about the contempt proceeding were provided to me by Santiago Rodriguez who asked that I write to make his situation public in this series.)
To recap, in July 2014, a California court entered a restraining order against David Piercy, including ordering him to remove the protected parties’ personal information from the internet that he had posted, and to not contact the protected parties directly or indirectly. After the court entered its order, the same material posted by David Piercy that the court ordered removed, was posted on Vicki Pate’s blog. Vicki also posted the material on Scribd.
In November 2014, Vicki Pate posted documents on her blog and Scribd account about Santiago, using documents that Piercy purchased from a court.
Vicki accused Santiago for the taking down of the material she posted. All of the aforementioned hosting companies understood the court’s order and complied. Santiago did not need to convince them — they have their own legal departments.
Update: I was recently informed by Vicki Pate that what Santiago told me is not true. Vicki stated that she voluntarily took down those pages because they included allegations that “Xena” is “Barbara J. Wells”. Vicki said she had no proof to support that allegation.
New accounts on Twitter popped up, and some of the same material, with Piercy’s original “convicted woman beater” allegations were circulated on Twitter. The “convicted woman beater” is a matter of semantics. Santiago’s ex-wife was granted an Order of Protection against him. In their divorce, the court ordered a continuing restraining order against Santiago. However, it was not a criminal case that required a conviction or acquittal. Santiago acontinued to say that the case had been dismissed. That is a partial truth. The Rule to Show Cause that Santiago violated the restraining order was dismissed, but not the restraining order itself.
Because of the “convicted woman beater” accusations, Santiago called the police and complained that Piercy violated the civil harassment restraining order.
Two law enforcement jurisdictions did not make an arrest. In January 2015, Santiago filed to have Piercy held in contempt for violating the restraining order. Santiago announced his actions of filing the contempt petition on Facebook. Then, a man rode into town. He was a stranger. He went after Santiago without mercy. Santiago did not know a man who I will refer to as “GL” and at first, he thought that maybe Piercy opened a Twitter account in that name. Upon a closer look however, GL had that Twitter account for years, but did not have recent tweets. The same was later discovered with a free Word Press blog – GL had one that he had not posted to in years. The content of GL’s older stuff was not demeaning, included no doxing, and was neither filled with vile name-calling.
On February 1, 2015, GL sent a tweet to Vicki and Piercy acknowledging that he received documents from Piercy that pertained to Santiago.
GL launched a website for the specific purpose of dedicating the content to Santiago’s life. The domain name to the website was Santiago’s name. GL posted the personal information of Santiago and his minor daughters, Santiago’s wife and her employer, including their contact information. Microsoft took down that site, but restored it on what we understand to be GL’s contention that he was not a party to the restraining order.
Santiago spoke with his legal counsel who believed that the domain name, considering the content of the website, constituted identity theft. Santiago contacted law enforcement.
On February 10, 2015, GL let Piercy know that he was updating the website on Santiago.
On a free Word Press blog, GL posted the same personal information. Word Press suspended that blog temporarily until GL removed the minor’s personal information.
The first hearing on the petition for contempt was scheduled for February 26, 2015. On a privately hosted website located in China, and in which Vicki is associated, the same material that GL was posting was posted there, along with a threat that Santiago should “back off” or he had a surprise coming.
Then someone tweeted the link to the college where Santiago’s wife is employed.
I saw a storm brewing.
Some if not all of the handles alleged by Vicki as being used by Santiago are persons I am familiar with because they wanted approval to follow me on Twitter. (My Twitter account was then protected.)
One handle that was alleged by Vicki and Nettles to be used by Santiago is a variation of a handle that Santiago once used. It is not Santiago but another victim of Piercy’s harassment. Piercy is familiar with that person because he photoshopped photos of her deceased mom, made videos about her using her Facebook photo distorting it, and told her to kill herself.
Piercy has also told me to kill myself, but I’m not a person who had recently lost her mom and then saw Piercy distort my deceased mom’s photo to mock and demean her.
The subject person filed a report with her local police in Burlington, MA about Piercy. Piercy taunted that person on Twitter by obtaining a copy of her police report where the reporting officer wrote that Piercy told him to “f—k off.” Piercy used a name in that police report of a local person, and wrongfully applied it to a person who resides in Florida who has the same first name. He began taunting Shannoninmiami accusing her of being a “tranny” because the police referred to a person in Burlington, MA named Shannon as a “he.”
I will publicly state that handle because Twitter has suspended that account. TrayvonWarrior10 was maybe the 5th Twitter account that person opened in effort to have me approve her to follow me on Twitter. The first time after I blocked her, she adopted another handle and asked to follow me. I knew who she was but thought that I would give her another chance. I ended up having to block her again, and declined her next requests to follow me at least 4 times when she used different handles, finally approving her under her handle TrayvonWarrior10 to give her another chance.
I won’t go into details, but I blocked her again shortly thereafter.
(Subsequently, I discovered that Santiago was using anonymous handles on Twitter to demean Piercy and others. He kept stirring the pot and if he wasn’t doing it directly, he did it indirectly by exploiting others to do his dirty work.)
Like Vicki, Annette alleged that people tried to get her fired from her job. Annette however, believed that some of the handles weren’t Santiago, but a person known as Danny Warrior that she had personal information about to jump-start GL to dox Danny Warrior. On the belief that Annette Kelly was being harassed by Danny Warrior, GL took action to dox for their personal information.
Each time that Annette felt that she was being harassed, she alleged it was Danny Warrior using another handle. Anyone who tweeted to the handle alleged to being used by Danny Warrior was suspect of taking part in harassment.
Things got so bad that Annette told GL that he was doxing the wrong people.
On the morning of February 26, 2015, which was the day of the first hearing on Santiago’s petition to have Piercy held in contempt of court, GL warned Santiago that his minor daughters and their future spouses would be a part of “this too.” He named Santiago’s minor daughters in another tweet, and said that he would blog about them and any further relationships they might have. I’m not putting the screenshots of those tweets here because subsequently after the February 26, 2015 hearing, GL deleted them and removed all of the material that he posted about Santiago and his family, and took down the website that he specifically opened to post Santiago’s personal information and that of Santiago’s family.
GL apologized to Santiago, and for that we publicly recognize. We also publicly recognize that the website hosted in China voluntarily removed the material they posted about Santiago.
As time continued, more was exposed about Santiago’s behavior. GL provided me with information that shows that Santiago was emailing him with warnings about others and bad mouthing them. At the same time, Santiago was communicating with the same people warning them about and bad mouthing GL.