This morning, I was browsing Twitter when I came across this article about an Oklahoman man who allegedly threatened the life of a court judge. I began digging deeper after failing to find out what the threats were from news reports. Reporters who repeat police press releases as if they were facts are always raising a red flag. I’m not sure if Allan Mullins actually threatened a court judge. And it appears that no one else in the media who reported this story is either. The only news report that was made about the custody dispute that led to a father being jailed is shown below.
Oklahoma KFOR, the home of Wendy Suarez (a terrible reporter like us) reported that “Investigators from the Cleveland County Sheriff’s Office said Mullins made threats on a video posted to social media.”
KOKH: “Deputies say Mullins made threats in a social media video last week.”
The news sources did not provide any proof of the threats. They also did not repost the videos or provide transcripts. This sets off my fake news radar. Angela Freiner who lost her son to an alleged abuser, in Missouri, had been arrested for “threatening a judge”. She sent a strong-worded e-mail telling the judge that she would be held responsible for violating her office oath. These charges were dropped quietly two years after Freiner’s arrest, and suspiciously just before the trial. It is important that we all demand proof when family court judges claim a “death threat”.
The press did not bother to find out what proof the state had that put Mullins in jail on a $10,000 bail. This would not be the first instance a judge in a family court jailed someone illegally for refusing to accept criticism. Judges use “contempt of court” powers to do this all the time. Yahoo looked into the case a little better and found that Mullins had refused to hand over custody of his children to their mother because he claimed her boyfriend sexually abused them. The mother received an order from Judge Puckett in response that gave her custody of the two children and placed Mullins under supervised visitation.
The attorney for the mother reported Mullins after the hearing where the judge extended the emergency order last week. He claimed that the video he had made on Facebook threatened the life of the judge. The Facebook video was removed and no news organizations appear to have reviewed it. Mullins claims he did not threaten anyone. In a Facebook video, he stated that his visitation was under the supervision of a police officer. “I don’t see how a video could be in danger. It is my First Amendment rights.” “I knocked the judge pretty darn good and I’m f***ing shamed of it. But I did not threaten the judge.”
Here’s a better article that still doesn’t have the threats but we find out the man has accused mom’s boyfriend of sexually abusing his kids. Wonder if anyone investigated that. https://t.co/NXXwCln2gC
— Megan Fox (@MeganFoxWriter) June 8, 2023
Mullins posted several videos to Facebook in which he explains what he considers corruption of the family court system. He organized a demonstration for fathers who feel railroaded by a system that is often stacked against them. Mullins says that his ex-wife and her lawyer are digitally stalking him and have created a story to portray him as a violent abuser and a danger to his children. In all my investigations of family court corruption, I’ve found that this tactic is used frequently by unscrupulous attorneys to gain an advantage in court. If we rely on local media to tell us what happened, we would never find out.
Mullins has a long history with the Police. He was arrested in 2016, for brandishing an armed weapon during what appeared to be a dispute between his neighbors. It’s not known if Mullins has been convicted or not. Family court victims are not perfect people. These things are often used to punish innocent people who had a bad time.
We sent a request for records to the sheriff of the county in this case. The other media should also have done so before reporting on the police narrative.
This video is a breakdown of the story as it develops.