NOTE: This post was embargoed by LL1885 pending confirmation of the suspect’s identity. We did not want to get the wrong guy. It was written at 2:16 pm EST and held until now.
Paul Kevin Curtis Arrested for Ricin Letters
My co-blogger, Liberty Speaks, stumbled onto the following after reading about the letters containing Ricin sent to Wicker and Obama. Liberty Speaks began tracing this early this morning and we just now saw the FBI announced they have arrested one Paul Kevin Curtis. It would seem that Liberty Speaks had the right guy this morning. She nailed it!
How We Found Him
Liberty speaks, out of curiosity, started this morning started searching one of the key phrases said to be in the letters as reported by FOX News:
An FBI bulletin obtained by Fox News said the letter sent to Obama is still being screened, though it initially tested positive.
The bulletin said both letters included the phrase: “To see a wrong and not expose it, is to become a silent partner to its continuance.”
Both were signed, “I am KC and I approve this message.”
The first hit was tied to a Chiropractor practice called Baker Chiropractic. Here is the link address which shows one of the key phrases above: http://bakerchiropractic.blogspot.com/2006/08/to-see-wrong-and-not-expose-it-is-to.html
At the bottom of the page is the exact quote from the letters, seemingly made by Dr. Baker of whom the Chiropractic practice is named:
“To see a wrong and not expose it, is to become a silent partner to its continuance.”
– Dr John Raymond Baker
On that same page, just below the quote in question, is another link:
This link leads to an article called The BARBARIANS Guarding the Gates of Dialogue by Jim Kirwan. It is an article, or rather a bit of a rant, about censorship and freedom of speech. It also discusses political correctness and about Kirwan getting into a debate with another page’s moderator. The moderator’s name was Kevin Curtis. Curtis describes himself as a ‘Mississippi activist’, according to Kirwin’s article:
“Mr. Kirwan, I applaud you and anyone else out there who has the courage to step up to the plate with no fear of retaliation from those with something to lose by the threat that those who speak out and take action may cause…know what I mean? Kevin Curtis, Mississippi Activist”
Kirwin also posts Curtis’ business information:
“Kevin Curtis, Master of Impressions, Star Tribute Entertainment, INC. WWW.GEOCITIES.COM/ELVISGUY4U/“
Bear in mind, Kevin Curtis’ initials are KC. The same initials as in the letters containing Ricin. This could have just be a bad coincidence or just dumb luck that we stumbled onto the page.
Liberty Speaks decided to Google Kevin Curtis, ‘Elvisguy’ and came up with his Facebook page. On that page, several posts caught the eye, one, in particular, was promoting a friend for mayor and included references to both President Obama and Senator Wicker. The post included the phrase:
“This is KC and I approve this message” (link to page) *Update 4/27/13 – Page was removed.
Also on the About tab for Curtis, we find the other phrase from the Ricin letters:
“To see a wrong and not expose it,
is to become a silent partner to its continuance.”
©Star Tribute EntertainmentTM ALL RIGHTS RESERVED
*Update Note: Curtis has altered his Facebook page and removed these two quotes since we started researching him. While we did not get a screenshot of the above quotes, we did grab some others:
- Reference to Wicker and Obama
- Map of recent places traveled
- Supporting Jason Shelton for Mayor, using the signature “I’m KC”moniker
- Another shot of support for Jason Shelton with “I’m KC” moniker
- Shot of Curtis with a bumper sticker, “Christian and a Democrat”
This could have been just coincidence, so at the time I (LL1885) started digging along with Liberty Speaks and came up with another instance of Mr. Curtis using the same phrase on the RipOffReport. At the bottom of what is clearly a strongly worded letter, we find a similar signature:
This is Kevin Curtis and I approve this report.
What’s more, in the letter posted by Curtis on RipoffReport, he references Senator Wicker:
I sent letters to State Representative Roger Wicker, Senator Trent Lott and Thad Cochran. I never heard a word from anyone. I even ran into Roger Wicker several different times while performing at special banquets and fundraisers in northeast, Mississippi but he seemed very nervous while speaking with me and would make a fast exit to the door when I engaged in conversation leading up to my case against NMMC.
A third site also contains a similar signature. From the DJournal.com comments on the article, DA-elect Kelly starts housecleaning by firing five attorneys:
Elvisguy December 8, 2011
Justice is sweet & I waited 10 years to hear news like this. One of the Assistant DA’s listed in Patsy B’s article put a loaded gun to my head in 2003 and more than a half dozen kangaroo court hearings took place “after I” filed charges againt the ada for assault. I was the one who went to jail over and over again b/c the legal/justice/court system in n/e Ms was broken & still is. Trent Kelly is a good man. An honest man and the only attorney who looked me in the eye at court & said what was taking place was “not right”. I saw integrity in his eyes. James Moore was tricked into representing the intoxicated ada who almost took my life during a heated debate about corruption in Ms a few days before the Annual Elvis Presley festival. He was not happy that I fired him THEN and he was willing to kill me that night. It is a miracle of God that Pat Rasberry of the Tupelo CVB drove up when she did but she was/is also corrupt and was the person who hired the ada to play guitar behind the show “Double Trouble” that I created. They tried to go on with the show without me and keep me in jail but thanks to Jimmy D Shelton & his son Jason I got out on appeal just in time to perform for the Elvis Festival and even got to meet Little Richard! Yee Haww! lol This news of the 5 attorneys being fired is the best Christmas gift I could ask for. Thank you Jesus and thank you Trent Kelly. Justice has no time barrier & God works his will on HIS OWN time. There is hope for Lee County and Northeast, Ms now..this is a start. Wishing Trent Kelly many years of success!
This is Kevin Curtis & I approve this message.
And a second comment from the same article:
turkeyinthestraw |November 18, 2011 said:
(What happened to the earlier article with all the comments?) I am wondering the same thing? Are comments being removed here?
Anyone wishing to book a show, send me a message on youtube or facebook or call me on my business line (it’s posted on all my sites) 🙂
This is Kevin Curtis & I approve this message
At the same Djournal.com, Curtis also posted an invitation to a party he was hosting. It was signed the same way, emphasis added:
Description:Join me & all my Justice seeking friends & fellow activist New Years Eve to celebrate the future of Northeast Mississian’s & all the wrongly accused in the past!! Trent Kelly is the New DA in town & he’s clearing house. Out with the old, in with the new! Say “NO” to corruption friends & join us in Alabama as we celebrate a new beginning of “HOPE” in Lee County & surrounding areas. This is KC & I approve this message!
Side note: While browsing Curtis’ page, the following picture was also noted:
A post following it on the Facebook page displays the outrage over the bombing in Boston:
we the people are just not safe anymore! I mean bombs where folks are “racing”??? Elephants in Tupelo Circus getting SHOT??? What next! I guess there will come a time when Elvis fans can’t even go out to watch a bunch of Elvis Impersonators pay tribute to a man who gave his life for we the people! Geesh! It’s a sad sad world!
Finally, a shot from a professional profile:
UPDATE: We didn’t want to pull a Richard Jewell, so we sat on this post. During that time, we reached out to The Blaze for advice. They have this in their article up right now:
A few hours before federal officials announced the arrest, TheBlaze was contacted by bloggers at Lady Liberty 1885 who had noticed some key similarities between a “Kevin Curtis” from Tupelo, Miss. and the person suspected of sending the ricin letters.
Yeah, that’s us.
UPDATE II: Pundit Press located a Sodahead profile for our Ricin sending Elvis, which lists his political views as Liberal. Not liberal enough, the profile also says he didn’t vote for Obama.
Thank you to SooperMexican for linking!
Thank you to Doug Ross for linking!
Thank you Weasel Zippers for linking!
Thank you Nice Deb for linking!
Thank you Lonely Conservative for linking!
Thank you Maggies Notebook for linking!
Thank you Politisite for linking!
Thank you to Conservative News Central for linking!
UPDATE 4/18/13: It’s hard to keep up with all the links and trackbacks. Thank you to all that are linking to this piece. We appreciate it.
Also, linked by possibly one of my favorite writers out there — Jim Treacher.
NOTE: This post has been updated since originally written.