United States District Court, S.D. Indiana, Indianapolis Division
ENTRY GRANTING IN FORMA PAUPERIS STATUS, DISMISSING
ACTION, AND DIRECTING ENTRY OF FINAL JUDGMENT
Jane Magnus-Stinson, Chief Judge
In Forma Pauperis
plaintiff's motion to proceed in forma pauperis,
dkt. , is granted.
complaint is subject to the screening requirement of 28
U.S.C. § 1915(e)(2)(B). This statute directs the Court
to dismiss a complaint or claim within a complaint if it is
frivolous or malicious, fails to state a claim for relief, or
seeks monetary relief against a defendant who is immune from
determining whether the complaint states a claim, the Court
applies the same standard as when addressing a motion to
dismiss under Federal Rule of Civil Procedure 12(b)(6).
See Lagerstrom v. Kingston, 463 F.3d 621,
624 (7th Cir. 2006). To survive dismissal,
[the] complaint must contain sufficient factual matter,
accepted as true, to state the plaintiff pleads factual
content that allows the court to draw the reasonable
inference that the defendant is liable for the misconduct
Ashcroft v. Iqbal, 556 U.S. 662, 678 (2009). Pro se
complaints such as that filed by the plaintiff are construed
liberally and held to a less stringent standard than formal
pleadings drafted by lawyers. Obriecht v. Raemisch,
517 F.3d 489, 491 n.2 (7th Cir. 2008).
Dennis Milam Grigsby resides in Indianapolis, Indiana. He
brings this action against the United States of America. He
alleges that the United States government violated his rights
“with Outrageous Government Conduct and Obstruction of
Justice and Invasion of Privacy. Dkt. 1, p. 2.
Grigsby alleges that “[t]he United States Government,
after the plaintiff found out who the FBI, CIA, police and
government really are, sabotaged the plaintiff's car, cut
his credit and caused him to resort to crime to support
himself. It arrested him instead of the Mafia and its own FBI
and CIA agents.” Dkt. 1, p. 2. He then discusses his
beliefs related to how “the Catholic Church is the
Beast spoken about in the Bible.” Id. He
continues, “The United States government further uses
demons to identify and track the very criminals they create
who figure out what the government really is.”
Id. “The demons and Satan are one with the
government and people as doctors have not helped some of the
plaintiff's conditions when they should have known what
to do. The plaintiff had to find his own cures on the
internet and tell the doctor what to do and the doctor still
would [ ] do it. It is all one big Devil.” Id.
paragraph in the complaint gives the reader a flavor of Mr.
“The plaintiff is suing because the local police and
the Federal Government are one and the same so state cases
are as relevant as the plaintiff's Federal cases because
they both use demon possessed police officers just like the
Bible says to ‘Go around like a roaring lion to see
whom he can devour.' Knowing real history combined with
the ‘Substantial assistance' statute protects
Dkt. 1, p. 3.
further alleges that he was “repeatedly arrested in
Dayton, Ohio, Columbus, Ohio, Cincinnati, Ohio and was
charged with crimes the police knew he hadn't committed.
This ‘spy game' continued until (as stated before)
the plaintiff found out how to defeat the government.”
Id. He also contends that “the government is
made up of ‘principalities and rulers of
darkness.” These ‘rulers of darkness” use
ESP to defeat, find and even steal business ideas which is