On Sunday, November 3rd, at approximately 7 a.m., TKP Thorne Peters was found deceased in his single person cell, where he had spent 22 hours a day, in “protective custody”, since being committed to the Penal Farm in Memphis Tennessee in 2018.
The Detectives came to Linda Harrah’s home at approximately 2 p.m. and notified her of the situation. I can’t even imagine what she must have felt when she heard those words, (of Thorne’s death) from them. God Bless her.
He was 57 years old and while in prison had been writing a new book which he was going to publish upon his release from prison. “Paper is hard to come by here”, he said to me in a letter.
He always called me “Amore”, which at first I didn’t know what that meant, until I looked it up and found; Amore is the Italian word for “love”. I will always hold that close to my heart. He had written me several letters from prison, and they did not tell of any pleasantry at all.
The following is the last letter that I received from him, just a few days before his death. Because of the circumstances I feel compelled to share it with everyone, especially his followers.
I have been crashed out hard over my latest victory. I make the entire Courthouse shut down, and when the out of town Judge rules that ALL my evidence was on point and ALL 30 of the suspects were connected and therefore would have to take the Stand, they tunneled out of the Court to evade justice yet again. 11 years and the clock is ticking against me.
I had allowed myself a vision that when this trial began on December 9, 2019 and I lined up The Ministerz of Injustice for the big reveal that the evidence of their CRIMINAL CONSPIRACY of PUBLIC CORRUPTION would be so overwhelming in the glare of the WHITE HOT MEDIA SPOTLIGHT that would be forced to cover the story of the highest elected and appointed officials of law enforcement, politics, and the Judiciary taking the Stand to face dead bang, fatal blow evidence that my plight would reach the SAG and onto the Governor who would be forced to get involved and take a stand, and I could be pardoned by XMas.
Now the reality of my situation crashes in upon my head. I am buried under this jail. Instead of detonating a weapon of mass destruction in Court, I am reduced to taking pot shots with my blunderbust from deep within the bowels of the belly of the beast.
I have to remain focused and dedicated. I cannot be disheartened. These victories are not pyrrhic. I’m not playing Chess. This is Chinese GO.
I have to keep accumulating ground. This battle brought me more ammunition to continue. As it was in the Revolutionary War, we won very few battles. The victory was keeping the Troops moving and maneuvering. I had them in my sights. I have to regroup and flank them again.
I am reduced to a HUNGER STRIKE to demand the Authorities investigate this case. The hilarity is that DA AMY (WEIRICH) has to sign off on a case of PUBLIC CORRUPTION in order for TBI (Tennessee Bureau of Investigation), to proceed. ROUND ROBIN.
Had I been brought back to Court to hear the ADA concede, I would have smacked him across his dickhead as I walked out and declared EXTREME EMOTIONAL DISTRESS as a defense. The CRIMINAL CONSPIRACY would be back on point and the DIRTY 30 would be called to the Stand.
So, I deal POT at the Courthouse and they won’t charge me with a FELONY to take to SCOTUS. They ignore that and charge me with MISDEMEANOR POSSESSION OF POT as part of a felony FTA (Failure to appear), that they prosecute across the Courthouse for 18 months, and 7 Courts, until all 10 ditch, (Judges recuse themselves from the Case),
I kicked their asses! I am left here to celebrate alone in my mausoleum with a plate of gruel served on a soapy tray. At least I can use that as an excuse.
I’m NOT crying – my eyes are running from the soapy tray.
October 28, 2019 will mark the longest I’ve ever done, (in prison). January 20, 2020 will be half-way-home-day. I can’t comprehend this time frame. So I put my heart into doing ONE MORE DAY – an hour for every minute…
These words of TKP Thorne Peters will be the last I will ever read or hear from him. It is sad. It is sad that a State (or a Country) can be so corrupt as to let someone die under such horrid conditions in a single cage without any sympathy or concern for them what-so-ever. Unfortunately Thorne is not the first person this has happened to and will not be the last. This is what we have become. A Country that cares not for it’s Citizens, but only for their power and greed and punitive rights. Rights? Yeah, their rights! Not ours.
We will never know how this Case would have ended, or if the corruption would have been exposed. We only know how it did end, with a great person, and Activist dying in the Shelby County Correctional System – The Penal Farm.
The Book which he was writing will eventually be published and much more information about his days in HELL will be exposed. We may never find out the truth about HOW he ended up dying, alone, in that CAGE, in one night’s time.
Of course an autopsy will be performed – probably already has been, but will we ever really know the truth? Most likely not. It really doesn’t matter what they tell us such as “no foul play is suspected”, because there isn’t a chance in HELL that they will incriminate themselves in this matter.
Thorne was a self proclaimed Atheist, however when I wrote him letters I would always tell him God Bless You. I believe God has/will bless him as he was martyred for his beliefs that humans should be free and have unalienable rights. Everything he did was done to help humanity.
Oddly enough, in another letter from Thorne recently he stated;
I have been in this cell for a year. I have another 26 months to go…so far. If I am convicted at my next trial I will receive 36 more months. I will be in this cell for the duration. The aspect of such a trial and tribulation may drive me to find God…at least until I get outta here!
We had disagreements on how he presented himself to others, such as when he downed people for medical marijuana activism – But in fact he was NOT downing them at all – Just trying to get their attention as to what they were doing – giving their own unalienable rights away to legislation which was, is, and will continue to be the downfall of all Humanity – If we do not stop it.
We are all fighting in the same War! We are all fighting for everyone, not just a few! All humanity deserves the same unalienable rights! We may have differing opinions on how to do this – but we all want the same outcome – FREEDOM!
On November 4th, one day after the fact, the Commercial Appeal published the story of his death;
Thorne Peters, ‘The Kingpin’ who waged war against pot laws, dies in Shelby County prison
In their article they wrote the following;
This year the appeals court affirmed his four-year sentence, citing among other things the following Facebook post in which Peters threatened to shoot people who came to take his drugs:
“I was just sitting around hoping some sorry want to be wigger, (expletive) was going to stop by with his partner to rob me of all this weed and money, I’m holding, so I can take target practice on their sorry asses. If you know anybody that wants to try me, let them know, I will be up all night, armed and dangerous.”
I was not there when this was said (written) so I have no way of knowing the actual thoughts behind it at the time, but I would never believe for a minute that he would in fact do such a thing. I am from Kentucky, and many times we have, in general conversation, made similar remarks amongst ourselves, just in jest – but we would never actually do such a thing and I believe it was in extremely bad taste to even print such a quote.
I also do not believe that he had a gun at his disposal – in his home!
Thorne was living what he believed in and did it to the best of his ability – and he was crucified for it. He never hurt anyone.
He believed in Our freedom, and he fought for it until the end.
In closing, I leave you with this,
God Bless Thorne Peters!
Lord, please Bless Ms. Linda Harrah during this most difficult time.
Edwin Marshall Davidson
It is a sad day and with a heavy heart I recognize that my Friend in deed Thorne Peters has passed away while being a political prisoner in Tennessee. Thorne fought for everyone’s freedom not only his own. There is no freedom unless everyone is free. The cornerstone of freedom of his Teaching is “No Men’s Rea”….
No Men’s Rea Which is short for the Latin Phrase “Actus Reus No Facit Reum Nisi Men’s Sit Rea”.This translates to English to ” For the act to be guilty, the mind must be guilty., And for the mind to be guilty the act must be criminal with intent to do harm to a person, property or puppy” . In short, no guilty mind, no crime , no time.
We are free to do what we want as long as we don’t hurt anyone. Thorne Peters taught of No Men’s Rea, how legislation enslaves us, Freedom ends where legislation begins and if we go free they go broke, touched many.
Thorne was standing up against to Shelby County law enforcement and judges and the Ministers of Injustice that conspired to deny Thorne his Justice, due process and conspired to frame him for something he didn’t do. Thorne was fighting the system from the inside by using his malicious prosecution and making those whom conspired against him accountable by putting them on trial.
Shelby County did their best to silence him. Thornes teaching will never be silenced. For those not familiar and blessed to know Thorne you can go to ThornePeters.com .There you will see his videos, his music and poetry he wrote. . For those who know Thorne please consider going to ThornePeters.com and clicking on the Freedom Fund. Their is still a lot of work to do for freedom, extra costs, dogs to feed and we need to help Linda Harrah to keep those home fires burning.
Thorne just finished writing a book and I believe the title is Fully Free from Jail. I hope it gets published soon as those were his last words to us. .
I want to share a fond memory many of us have of Thorne. Thorne was prosecuted a convicted in a kangaroo court for a crime he didn’t commit. On the day he was to go to court for sentencing Thorne had a surprise. Thorne set up a table and opened up Tennessees first pot dispensary on the court house steps. We thought he would be arrested and charged immediately. Instead, Law enforcement was hiding. News cameras were their. Thorne sold pot on the court house steps without being arrested for about 2 hours. Thorne was never, charged or convicted of it. Proving No Men’s Rea works.
There is a video at ThornePeters.com . As a disciple of Thorne I vow to put forth his Teaching and continue the best I can by his example. The Bible says their is no greater love then a man lay down his life for a friend. Thorne did that for his friends in deed.We were all his “friends in deed”. I can still hear Thorne when he would say ” May you look inward, outward and upward to find Peace Love and Stars”.
I love you my Brother. Your brother and friend in deed!
Edwin Marshall Davidson
DO NOT FORGET TO VISIT THORNEPETERS.COM AND VIEW ALL THE INFORMATION ON THE CORRUPTION. DONATIONS WILL BE MUCH APPRECIATED AS WELL. ARRANGEMENTS HAVE YET TO BE MADE.