Update: April 17, 2017
I most recently discovered that Denise Souriall removed her website http://www.renew-sit.com, which I used to support this original blog post.
Additionally, I referred to documents filed with the court by Vicki Pate. According to Santiago Rodriguez who provided those documents to me, he obtained them from Denise Souriall. Since November 23, 2015, Santiago has misrepresented that I wrote about Denise’s case to obtain blog followers and am taking credit for his work.
Therefore, since the source of my information has been removed from the internet, I am removing the content of this post, originally published in January 2016 and pre-approved by Denise Souriall before it was published
A Little Bit of History About How I Became Aware Of Denise Souriall’s Case Against Vicki Pate
Santiago Rodriguez told me that Vicki Pate was being sued for defamation by a woman named Denise Souriall. Vicki Pate is a woman who, in 2012, opened a blog in support of George Zimmerman. Needless to say, the two opposing sides (support for Trayvon Martin and support for George Zimmerman), were not friendly to each other. After the verdict in Zimmerman’s case, Vicki wrote about other cases, including the one of Ted Wafer who killed Renisha McBride. In writing about that case, Vicki came upon a newspaper interview with Denise Souriall and included some speculation about Denise and Ted Wafer in her written material. Souriall alleged that it consisted of defamatory material and sued Vicki.
Through the months that the case filed by Souriall was pending, Santiago phoned me numerous times about Denise’s case. I told him that I would make honorable mentions in blog posts about Denise’s case, and might mention about Denise’s effort to serve Vicki, but would go no further until the court entered a final decision.
Vicki was eventually served by publication. Because she did not properly file an answer, a Michigan court entered a default judgment against Vicki Pate. A default judgment does not determine the merits of the case. Discovery was not conducted. Testimony was not given.
How Santiago Rodriguez Asked For My Help To Assist Denise Souriall, Then Used It To Blackmail Me.
On November 22, 2015, I made a blog administrator’s decision to terminate Santiago Rodriguez as a writer for my other blog, and to severe our association. On November 23, 2015, Santiago went on Twitter and conducted a campaign to smear me to have people unfollow me and distribute his rumors in effort to humiliate me. Santiago also used an anonymous account on Twitter to personally attack me and others. Myself and others on Twitter, posted that Santiago was behind that anonymous account.
In February 2016, Santiago Rodriguez sent me a threatening email, wherein he stated that if I continued informing others that he had taken over The Hood’s Twitter identity, that he was going to forward my emails to Vicki and others. (Santiago used that Twitter account to provoke and demean David Piercy, who he has a restraining order against. It was also by The Hood’s posting on Twitter about the judgment that I was aware that a final order was entered.) Santiago also submitted a comment to this blog with the same blackmail threat that you can read at this link.
On October 28, 2016, Santiago Rodriguez sent Vicki Pate an email wherein he accused me of doxing her and wrote that he had “tons” more. It was a forward of an email that I sent to him on November 18, 2014 with information that he requested from me to assist Denise Souriall’s attorney to find an address for Vicki Pate to serve her with Denise’s complaint and summons. Santiago did not redact my email address from the forwarded email.
That same day, October 28, 2016, I received an email from David Piercy, the contents of which stated “Santiago just threw you under the bus.” Piercy apparently uploaded the email to Imgur because he sent a comment to another blog with the link.
Apparently, Vicki forwarded the email to David Piercy. I forwarded that email to Santiago’s attorney, but did not receive a response. Beginning in 2015 through 2016, Santiago had threatened to sue others, including Vicki Pate and a man named Gregory Lirette. He also has a restraining order against David Piercy. Thus, he has no problem attempting to exploit those he sees as his enemies in order to provoke them to attack others who he sees as his enemies.
Apparently, Santiago, who befriended Denise to support her in her case against Vicki, pushed their friendship to the back-burner and reached out to Vicki Pate in effort to exploit her to attack me.
Below is the forwarded email that Santiago sent to Vicki Pate.