Lies, Deceit, & Murder: Nightmare at STAR Academy Bootcamp

“What Really Happened to Brady Alan Folkens?”

Brady Alan Folkens
Brady Alan Folkens

8/14/15 Custer, SD. By Devin Saxon. Intent on keeping children in South Dakota as indoctrinated as possible, the first reaction to a teenager not showing up for school is to threaten the parents with truancy. After these threats the state will encourage parents to file a CHINS ( Child in Need Of Supervision) petition. Once this is done anything from wearing your hat backwards in school, to failing a urinary analysis for a herb, will land that child in Custer, SD, at a bootcamp called the STAR academy. Under these exact same circumstances and using these same methods, It was not that long ago that the state forced Brady Alan Folkens, 17, into their custody. Less than 90 days later Brady passed away due to a severe liver ailment that went ignored by the state; his mother buried him on Christmas.  Although Brady grew ill in state custody and the state ignored his plights for medical attention, Brady Folkens’ mother, Dawn Van Ballegooyen, was charged over $250,000 in medical bills.  The state claims a rare virus shut down Brady’s liver, and that they are not responsible, but documents show a more logical cause of death, one that implicates the state’s involvement in a massive cover-up.

STARS Academy
STAR Academy

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The follow document, found in the Department of Criminal Investigation’s report on the death Brady Folkens, clearly shows that staff at the STAR academy in Custer had prescribed Brady, without his mother’s knowledge, Minocyline — an antibiotic used to treat acne. An official at STAR academy initialed that they had administered the medication to Brady up until the day he died on the 21st of December.   

Minocyline

Brady describes in his journal receiving this medication on December 5th 2013,  2 weeks before his passing.

“I went to see the doctor today. I got prescribed an anti-biotic. I’ve taken it before so hopefully I wont be immune. Also I’ve gotten like three other antibiotics — one the past year. I wonder if that effects anything.” – Brady Folkens

Brady's Journal - Entry 12/5/15

Not long after, on December 10th and on December 16th,  Brady describes feeling unusual and not well:

“Today I felt really weird this morning… I felt really tired in school.” Brady Folkens, December 10th 2013 entry

“I’ve been really tired these last couple of days which sucks, and I’m not entirely sure as to why. I’m not looking forward to PT as usual. My mom comes to visit this weekend which makes me really excited.” – Brady Alan Folkens, December 16th 2013 entry

That weekend was the last time Brady’s mother saw him alive; she didn’t even know he had been ill.

Brady's journal entry 12/10/13

Brady's Journal 12/15/15
Brady’s Journal 12/16/15 7 days before Brady died

According to the National Library of Medicine, extended use of Minocycline may result in an injury to the liver, “sometimes after several years of use.” Patients using Minocycline are advised to stop taking the medication and “contact a doctor immediately” if they have any of the following symptoms: “nausea, extreme tiredness, weakness, stomach pain, vomiting, or yellowing of the skin.”

Source: National Library of Medicine
Source: National Library of Medicine
Source: U.S. National Library of Medicine
Source: U.S. National Library of Medicine

Documents from Custer Regional Hospital claim that Brady was told them he had abdominal pain, was nauseous and vomiting, had diarrhea, and was suffering from extreme exhaustion since at least the 17th of December, FOUR days prior to being admitted to the hospital on the 21st of December, and THREE days before STAR academy officials claim they noticed Brady was sick. Brady told Custer hospital staff that he was experiencing the “worst possible pain” at the time of his admittance into the care of professional medical officials.

Custer Regional Hospital Report

Custer Regional Hospital Doc

Although Brady had complained in writing that he had been ill for several days on the 16th of December, and told Custer Regional Hospital he had been vomiting since at least the 17th of December, the Department of Criminal Investigations concluded that Brady had only been sick since the 20th of December. Shortly after Brady’s death, Brady’s mother Dawn, describes in an interview with Lee Stranahan receiving a phone call from a staff member at STAR academy wishing to tell Dawn “a story she really needs to hear.” This mystery caller told Dawn that they witnessed Brady throwing up in a waste paper basket for several days prior to when the state admits Brady’s illness was acknowledged. The caller told Dawn that when one of the staff members noticed Brady vomiting the guard exclaimed, “Folkens, if you’re faking it you’re doing a damn good job of it.”

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The report conducted by the Department of Criminal Investigations also states that several staff members at STARS academy administered Tylenol to Brady after he had complained of symptoms including: “vomiting, feeling weak, exhaustion, abdominal pain, and a yellowing skin tone.” All of which are identical symptoms to liver injury due to the extended use of the anti-biotic medication Minocycline. A doctor was not contacted immediately, and STAR Academy staff continued administering Minocycline along with Tylenol.

According to DrugWatch.com, “Liver failure is the most serious side effect of Tylenol. Under normal conditions the liver eliminates acetaminophen (Tylenol) and it’s byproducts without a problem.” If Brady’s liver was suffering from autoimmunity due to the extended use of Minocycline, the STAR Academy staff’s decision to add Tylenol to the equation and not consult a doctor immediately after Brady complained of symptoms identical to complications with Minocyclin could have been the fatal element leading to Brady’s death.

Source: DrugWatch.com
Source: DrugWatch.com

According to the DCI Report on the death of Brady Folkens, Brady was forced to shovel snow on the 20th of December, the day before his death, even after STAR academy staff admit he complained he was feeling extremely ill.  Medical staff at Custer Regional Hospital were told by Brady that he had been nauseous, vomiting, and feeling exhausted since at least the 17th of December, THREE DAYS prior to being forced to shovel snow. It would be 24 more hours until Brady would receive any medical attention where doctors would later determine that Brady had a blot clot in his liver. He died en route to Avera Mckennan Hospital in Sioux Falls on the 21st of December.

When Governor Daugaard was confronted by Dawn about the death of her child he did NOT apologize, but instead told her, “That’s a not a good deal.” Brady’s mom later received a $250,000 medical bill in the mail, and a $50,000 bill for the emergency charted jet.

DCI report

According to a study conducted by Neil S. Goldstein, MD, Nasser Bayatti, MD, Ann L. Silverman, MD, and Stuart D. Gordan, MD, Brady’s life may have been saved had STAR academy staff not continued administering Brady’s prescribed Minocycline upon the first signs of severe side-effects from that medication. In their study a 16-year old who had taken Minocycline for acne had complained of symptoms similar to Brady’s. Her doctor told her to stop taking Minocycline immediately; after four weeks her liver was functioning normally again.

Minocycline Study

Minocycline Study

A pathology report conducted by Raed A. Sulaiman, MD, found that Parvovirus B-19 DNA and anti-bodies were found in a sample of Brady’s blood. Although it is extremely rare, Dr. Sulaiman concluded that Brady died from complications induced by this rare virus generally found in animal life. However author Fabio R. Tarvio, MD, PHD claims that Lymphocytic Myocarditis is not only initiated by Parovirus B-19, but also augmented by autoimmunity. Autoimmunity is a complication where the body attacks it’s own cells, and is caused by disease or severe reactions to medications. Severe reactions like the ones caused by complications from Minocycline, the same Minocycline prescribed to Brady, along with Tylenol, leading up to his death. Dr. Raed Sulaiman’s pathology report also states that Lymphocytic Myocarditis can also be caused by “auto-immune disease and drug reactions.”

Pathology Report - Brady

What kind of perversion is it when children are sent out to their deaths for skipping school and failing a test for the consumption of herbs? Is it really a trait of intelligence to be “obedient” to a master? Are public schools in America today even actually giving children an “education,” or are they simply indoctrinating the youth to adopt submissive beliefs? Was Brady ever asked if he wasn’t being challenged enough attending school?

The following audio clip was found on Soundcloud and was uploaded by Brady Folkens shortly before being admitted into the STAR academy. Does this sound like a dumb student who smoked herbs and deserved to die, or an extremely gifted and talented musician who simply had things on his mind above and beyond his peers?

Brady Tweet

 “Recording of Brady Folkens Playing Guitar at age 15”

Perhaps South Dakota needs to re-think how it handles children before another gifted artist gets murdered by poisoning and neglect until liver failure is imminent. Who are they to expect that every single 17-year-old in South Dakota is not capable of independently educating themselves? Such as how Abraham Lincoln independently educated himself on becoming a lawyer. Time and time again America’s greatest leaders are those who don’t abide by the norms of their peers.

Brady’s mother pleaded with the state to send her son to a treatment facility over the herb detected in Brady’s urinary analysis. The state concluded that it would be more profitable to charge Dawn $300 a month for them to slowly murder her son, then transfer custody back over to her after Brady had turned blue, and had been deceased for some time, so that they would not have to be responsible for the $250,000+ in medical bills and emergency air flights.

Skipping school and smoking a herb does not equate to needing to send that child to a bootcamp EVER, and it is especially not worth it to scare the youth into attending class for “educational purposes” with a possible death sentence hanging over their heads. Will Dawn ever get justice for the negligent homicide committed by the state? I hope so, but all I can really say for certain is that God has a bootcamp for all those involved in this cover up, and all those involved with the murder of this child. Full Interviews with Dawn Van Ballegooyen can be found at the following links:

“No Honor Left From South Dakota’s Media”

“Brady Folkens: The Facts and Unanswered Questions” via Dakota Reporter

“Justice for Brady Alan Folkens”  FaceBook Page

“In Loving Memory of Brady Alan Folkens” FaceBook Page

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Meade County Sheriff’s Vehicle Collides with Sturgis Bike Rally Motorcyclist

Photo via Tristan Barnard
Photo via Tristan Barnard

“OFFICER THREATENS WITNESS ON SCENE”

8/1/15 Sioux Falls, SD. By Devin Saxon. A biker was struck by a Meade County Sheriff’s Department SUV yesterday afternoon. According to a witness on scene, who posted these images on Facebook, the sheriff’s vehicle was attempting a u-turn maneuver and failed to see the biker before “smashing” into him.

“Pretty messed up when you witness a cop make a u-turn and smash directly into a biker…. It’s then even worse when you try to see how badly the guy is hurt and try to help and the cop threatens you and then when you tell him you saw what he did… Yea, not a great start to the rally….” -Tristan Bernard

Photo via Tristan Bernard
Photo via Tristan Bernard

“I can accept the fact that accidents happen, I’ve almost caused a few of them myself, none of us are perfect. I do have a respect for law officers and I don’t think that it was more than an accident of course, it happened, he didn’t see the bikers behind him, pulled a u-turn and an accident happened. What bothered me was his reaction, and at the time I wasn’t thinking about what he must be feeling also, his initial thought was probably that he just killed a person, that would probably put me on edge also. I feel bad for all parties involved. I gave my statement exactly and factually.” – Tristan Bernard 

According to Kota Territory News, the injured biker was a 69-year-old man by the name of Francis Finley from Newport, Minnesota. The accident occurred on highway 79, and fortunately the biker only sustained non-life threatening injuries.

Citizens’ Militia in Sioux Falls Takes Up Arms in Defense of Freedom

“South Dakota Regiment Stands Guard Outside Military Recruitment Center on 57th St & Louise Ave”

South Dakota Regiment
South Dakota Regiment

7-22-15 Sioux Falls, SD. By Devin Saxon. Following an Islamic militant attack in Chattanooga, Tennessee, fatally wounding 5 US marines, military installations across the nation have rapidly begun being voluntarily safe-guarded by freedom loving American citizens — many of whom are appalled that recruitment centers for U.S. Armed Forces remain sitting duck “gun free zones.” However, instead of welcoming these preservationists of human rights with open arms, according to a newly released document written by the U.S. Marine Corps Recruitment Command, armed citizens are seemingly being discouraged from defending liberty in America, claiming that, “these citizens, while well intentioned, will be counter-productive to our recruiting operations.” Recruitment Center Doc1 Wouldn’t openly demonstrating resistance to Islamic-State radicalism be exceptionally productive to American military recruitment operations? If the U.S. Marine Corps Recruitment Command feels that peaceful armed men holding civilian-grade Radical-Islamrifles outside a public building are scaring potential new recruits away, shouldn’t these minute-men be THANKED? Who wants to have Marines that are afraid of humbly armed civilians? What kind of military is the government trying to recruit? One that is afraid of facing off against heavily armed barbaric enemies across seas — deploying wimpy men who can’t even look past friendly local militiamen’s firearms to walk in the front door?

The local corporate media’s news coverage was even disconcerting towards the Constitutionally inspired South Dakota Regiment minutemen, who guarded the Military Recruitment Center in Sioux Falls on Wednesday, claiming that these two proudly armed citizens possessed “military grade” weaponry, which was either a statement of ignorance or a blatant lie. Marines use 3-Round-Burst M4 Assault Rifles and civilians use the semi-automatic AR-15, if you don’t know the difference between them — don’t quit your day job.

Rifle Comparison

SD Regiment Logo What is it that America is fighting for if not for our freedoms — including our freedom to bare arms and assemble peacefully in a well-regulated militia in the face of mad-men and tyrannical Islamic-State sympathizers?  When did “being necessary for the security of a free state” get erased from the 2nd amendment of the Constitution? But most importantly, why are brave men and woman in the military disarmed at recruitment centers to begin with? Are American Marines not the most skilled and well-trained professional marksmen in the world? What disaster is the government expecting to occur by discontinuing the insanity of disarming our bravest men and woman of the armed forces simply because they are at a recruitment center or occupying a military base? Or is it that the government is afraid of armed marines wandering around on American soil while Congress and the President have the lowest approval ratings ever recorded? Until the truth is finally revealed all we can really say is Kudos to South Dakota Regiment and Oath Keepers for ensuring the security of our free state! 2nd-amendment-800x594CLICK HERE and “Like” SOUTH DAKOTA REGIMENT on Facebook!

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Allegations Arise: Springfield Cop Terminates Family’s Pet, Hides Body for 8 Months

“Family Seeks Justice for the Cover-Up and Slaying of their Beloved Labrador” 

7-12-15 Sioux Falls, SD By Devin Saxon. A GoFundMe page written by a distressed grandmother has recently been circulating around Facebook alleging that a police officer working for the Springfield Police Department in South Dakota unabashedly shot and killed her grandchildren’s beloved pet Labrador, then hid the body out in the woods for an 8-month period. For over ten years the family’s Labrador, Duke, had been one of the family’s best friends. As of today the family’s fundraising page has raised $400, and they plan on raising several hundred more with the hopes of being able to retain an attorney and file a lawsuit.

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According to the GoFundMe page, authored by Jan Juhnke, who claims to be the grandmother of the family involved, the police officer in question claimed that he was doing a humane deed because their old lab Duke appeared, “flea and tick infested.” He allegedly attested further that Duke was, “mangy looking,” continuing on to insist that Duke had, “missing hair on his lower back and butt.” Jan goes on to assert that this particular Springfield police officer concluded that her family’s pet Labrador was, “possibly diseased.” It is unclear whether or not this officer was referring to Duke being diseased while he was alive, or after Duke’s corpse was abandoned out in the woods for 8 months, but what is clear is that veterinarians generally determine whether or not an animal is diseased, and they do so professionally while the animal in question is still alive. Jan Juhnke goes on to make these comments on her GoFundMe page in regards to her family’s lost pet:

A couple weeks ago, my son drove 6 miles into the country and retrieved the decomposed remains of Duke. It was not a pretty site.

“What happened to Duke was wrong. Simply wrong. Duke was not a trouble making dog, he never had a run in with the law before. He was just an older gentle lab who made the mistake of going for a walk one Sunday afternoon last Sept. He didn’t bark at anyone, he didn’t growl at anyone, he didn’t get into anyone’s garbage, and he certainly wasn’t mangy looking. He was just a well behaved old dog who went for a walk and now he is dead.”

“A cop should not be lying to my grandkids. He made a terrible, terrible choice when he killed Duke. But you do not compound a wrong doing by committing more wrong doings.” 

A point of concern, towards the bottom of the Juhnke family’s GoFundMe Page, other residents have come forward with their own similar allegations against the same police officer. Screen Shot 2015-07-12 at 6.17.06 PM

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UPDATE:  A petition drive has now been established wishing to re-open an investigation into Officer Douglas Magee of the Springfield Police Department. As of Thursday August 6th, the petition has amassed over 1700 signatures. The petition which can be found on change.org, claims that the officer involved with the slaying of Duke violated 2 state laws:

  •  SDCL   {40-1-2.3.   Neglect, abandonment, or mistreatment of animal–Misdemeanor. No person owning or responsible for the care of an animal may neglect, abandon, or mistreat the animal. A violation of this section is a Class 1 misdemeanor. Source: SL 1991, ch 331, § 3; SL 2014, ch 194, § 3.} {40-1-13.  
  • Euthanasia of fatally injured or diseased animal–Notice to euthanize–Violation as misdemeanor. Any animal injured or diseased past recovery shall be euthanized within twelve hours in a manner prescribed in rule by the board, by the owner or person in possession of the animal, after having been notified by any law enforcement officer, any agent or officer of any humane society, or any agent of the board to euthanize the animal. A violation of this section is a Class 1 misdemeanor. Source: SDC 1939, § 40.2206; SL 1991, ch 186, § 8; SL 1991, ch 331, §§ 25, 27; SL 2014, ch 194, § 13.}

DakotaZFreePress has obtained a copy of the official police report which can be found below: DUKE report DUKE Report 2DUKE REPORT 3 “Cops claimed he didn’t know who the dog belonged to even though the town is a dinky town and the police department is half a block from Duke’s home. The cop had also seen Duke a month prior when he stopped at my son’s house. He is a liar. The tan building behind the trees is the police department.” – Jan Juhnke Duke's Home next to Police Station