On January 5, 2021, I petitioned the Redmond City Council to speak about the year-long harassment my wife and I have been forced to undergo because I made three mistakes.
The Redmond City Council
- My wife and I chose to live in Redmond, Washington.
- I was assaulted by a Chinese national at 24 Hour Fitness and reported it to the Redmond Police.
- I announced my political candidacy as a conservative candidate in Washington State.
Due to the rules of the Council, I am only allotted four minutes to speak.
Four Minutes is Not Enough to Summarize Over a Year of Continued Harassment.
Because there are so many incidents of violations of the law by both the Redmond Police and King County Prosecutor Rebecca Mueller, the law firm of Stein Lotzgar and Starr, a judge named Gehlsen, a cop named T. Gresham and a police lieutenant named Brady, it is not possible to even begin to summarize the corruption of the Redmond Court in 4 minutes.
Therefore, I have petitioned the Redmond City Council to speak in two consecutive meetings.
This is the first of two statements.
Statement #1 to the Redmond, Washington City Council.
Thank you to the members of the Redmond City Council for allowing me a few brief minutes to address you and the citizens of Redmond, King County and Washington State about the corruption in the Redmond Police Department and the King County Prosecutor’s Office.
Everything I am about to say is a matter of court record. Because my time is limited, I am only presenting half of my statement.
Who is Matthew Heines?
Since I am not even sure of the answer to that question, let me tell you a few things I have done as I believe you will find them quite relevant to this particular situation.
I grew up dirt poor in Sequim. I joined the Army after high school and volunteered for airborne and Special Forces. For four years, I was involved in some of the most intensive training and duty the peacetime army had to offer.
I was the first one in my family to go to college. I have a Bachelor’s degree from WSU and a Master’s in Education from the University of Alaska, Anchorage.
In 2013, my wife and I returned to the US to obtain her US Citizenship and to be near my aging mother and step-father.
I am the owner of the Heinessight Bookstore in Redmond.
Books in Heinessight is the podcast for authors, readers and publishers.
In 2018 I ran against Muti-Millionaire Maria Cantwell for the US Senate.
In 2020 I ran against the multi-multi millionaire Suzane Del Bene for the US House of Representatives.
I am presently running against the multi-multi millionaire Suzane Del Bene for the 2022 US House Race.
So, that is the who, now what about the why, as in why am I here?
The Truth About the Political Hacks Who Want to Defund Police
There is a lot of talk about defunding the police and not without good reason. But the police are not really the problem, the police are just doing what they are told to do and they are doing what the citizens of the community allow them to get away with.
Let me say that again, the police do what they are told to do and what they are allowed to get away with.
Throughout this county, this state and this country, crooked, spineless leaders who are nothing more than cowards, would rather throw the cops under the bus than admit the real source of the problem is the entire legal system itself.
A Parasitic Feudal System
It is a legal system that feeds off the poor and the defenseless and is so riddled with corrupt nihilistic lawyers on both sides, it has become a running joke in our twisted media.
It’s really funny, until it happens to you.
So that is the why, now for the what.
Assaulted at 24 Hour Fitness
Over a year ago, I was assaulted for the second time at 24 Hour Fitness.
The first time I was assaulted, an old woman who spoke no English tried to shove water in my mouth as I was lap swimming and passed her. I nearly choked to death.
If you are not aware, as most people seem not to be, ingesting a small amount of water can fill your lungs and kill you. Even though I was a lifeguard at WSU for three years, don’t take my word for it. Check the Red Cross handbook on CPR.
After I choked up the filthy water that has eaten through two swim caps in two years, I went to call the 24 Hour Fitness Staff, since they do not supervise the pool. Of course, the phone didn’t work, it was only there for show.
Chinese Take Out
For over a year there were no more incidents until November 1, 2019 when a Chinese gentleman I had never seen before told me I couldn’t share a lane with him.
Since the other lanes are full of elderly people who stand in the pool and don’t swim, I explained that and he reiterated that I couldn’t swim in the same lane as him.
I have been swimming regularly for thirty years. I have never, ever run into someone so rude. Since there are no rules posted at the pool, there was nothing to explain to the person. I jumped in and did my swim.
The following Monday as I was finishing my last few laps, the same individual jumped in the lane that I was sharing with another individual.
Because the pool is so small, it is not possible for three people to share a lane, especially if one is wearing hard plastic flippers.
The only way I knew the guy was there was he pushed off the wall, forced water in my mouth as I was breathing for a turn and narrowly missed kicking me in the face with his flippers.
I stopped the individual and when I saw it was the same guy, I tried to tell him you can’t swim three to a lane. He immediately became hostile. He started shouting and charged me.
Bringing on the Hate in Washington State for a Congressional Candidate
I have a torn knee that I spent two years on L& I for. The only reason I am not still on L & I is they cancelled my benefits the day the voter handbook came out in the 2018 Washington State Primary Election and the State of Washington saw I was running for the Senate – as a Republican.
The State of Washington left me permanently disabled because I ran as a Republican against Microsoft Millionaire Maria Cantwell.
I got out of the pool in shock. I had nearly drowned, been attacked and there was no one to help or supervise or anything. I was going to make sure one way or another, I was not assaulted in that pool again.
I tried to call the front desk. The phone worked but no one answered. If I needed medical attention, or if this individual chose to attack me, there was little I could do. I would have been dead.
When I finally was able to make contact, I spoke to two 24 Hour Fitness employees. I told them it was their fault for not supervising and posting rules. The 24 Hour Fitness employee told me to leave the gym, and I did.
I went home, called 911 and filed an assault report with the Redmond Police Department. I then canceled my membership at 24 Hour Fitness.
A Political Hack Job? You Be the Judge.
I never heard anything until four days after I announced my political candidacy in Olympia on January 31, 2020, over three months after the incident. It was then I received a supbeona saying I was being charged with 4th degree assault and I was going to jail.
Why did it take them three months and the announcement of my political candidacy to get them to charge me? Was their motivation political?
I worked out at 24 Hour Fitness at the same time and swam in the same pool for two years. They have my fingerprints and my address on file, yet the Redmond Police Department claims they could not find me for over three months.
What kind of cops are they hiring in Redmond, Washington?
As we will see, that is not all the Redmond Police Department claims.
If the motivation of Prosecutor Rebecca Mueller is not political:
- Why did the Prosecuting Attorney try to drag me into court like a dog on August 4, the day of the 2020 Washington State Primary?
- Why, when my first attorney reportedly asked the Prosecuting Attorney to drop the case in June so that I could apply for a PPP loan, was her reply, “Not at this time?”
Redmond’s Legal Community Knew I Was Charged With a Crime Before I Did
At the time I received the first of almost a dozen subpoenas, I also received a bunch of fliers from Redmond attorneys saying I had better hire them or I would go to jail. Like vultures, or the media, the lawyers of Redmond knew I was being charged with a crime before I did and they were already circling what they hoped would be a wealthy carcass to milk.
Unfortunately for the Redmond Bar Association, there was no milk in the carcasses of my wife and I. We were struggling before the China Virus hit, putting everything we had into our business. Now we are just a few dozen book sales, and a paycheck away from homelessness.
Stein, Lotzkar & Starr
I applied for a public attorney and was assigned a gentleman named Andrew Rice. At my first meeting with Mr. Rice, I explained to him what happened. He didn’t seem concerned at all. He just showed me the camera footage from 24 Hour Fitness.
He offered me no legal advice, no strategy, nothing. When I asked him where the record of my 911 call to the RPD was, he just shrugged and didn’t believe me.
Let me stop here. I called 911, and he didn’t know anything about it? Furthermore, he looked at me like I was lying.
At that point, I didn’t trust Mr. Rice. I drove to the Redmond Police Department and demanded to see the copy of my 911 report.
I was instructed to send an email to the Redmond Police Department and ask for the copy. I did. The answer back was roughly, did I have any evidence I had called 911?
I had already requested my phone records, so yes, there was a record.
When I replied to this Lieutenant Brady that I did have proof, that’s the last I heard from him.
Don’t miss part 2.
As this case appears to be dragging on for years of non-stop harassment by the City of Redmond, if there are any attorneys willing to take my case pro bono, I wish to sue the City of Redmond, Washington for violation of my Constitutional Rights, the right to a fair and speedy trial, legal defense and the right to call witnesses in my defense. I am also accusing the city of assault by trying to expose me to the China Virus, malicious prosecution, reckless endangerment, fraud, defamation of character, perjury, evidence tampering, threatening a witness to a crime, failure to follow up a police report, etc.
I also wish to file charges against the individual who assaulted me and 24 Hour Fitness for breach of contract and filing a false police report.
I also wish to sue for the damages done to to my business and my career as an educator. You can reach me by the contact form on this site.