Lake Elsinore, CA — Here at the Free Thought Project, we’ve seen some outright insanity when it comes to the actions of government and the police state. However, a grandma being raided by a NASA police force so they can steal her dead husband’s moon rock, is definitely up there.

When Joann Davis was 75, she hit some hard financial times after finding herself raising grandchildren following her daughter’s death and her son’s illness. So, being the resourceful grandmother that she is, Davis began to think of ways to earn some extra cash.

Then it hit her.

Her first husband, Robert Davis worked as an Apollo 11 engineer, and he saved a paperweight with moon material and another with a bit of the heat shield. Joann, who also worked for the space program at the time, came up with the idea that she’d ask NASA if they’d like to buy it from her, so she could raise some funds to feed her grandchildren.

Brilliant, right?


Well, to most people with common sense, this is a great idea. However, to the American police state, it’s a felony. Now, Davis is attempting to sue officials for the brutal and humiliating treatment she endured at the hands of NASA agents.

The lead agent “organized a sting operation involving six armed officers to forcibly seize a Lucite paperweight containing a moon rock the size of a rice grain from an elderly grandmother,” wrote Judge Sidney Thomas of the 9th US Circuit Court of Appeals in the recent decision allowing Davis to sue, per the Los Angeles Times.

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Instead of telling Davis that it is against the law to sell moon rocks (yeah, we didn’t know that either), NASA set up an elaborate sting operation to nail this grandma — turned would be international moon rock fence — to the wall.


While Davis became excited to think that she’d finally get some financial padding by selling this moon rock, armed NASA agents were plotting away to take her down.

The sting would take place at a local Denny’s restaurant. These brave cops must’ve obviously known they were dealing with a hardened criminal when she asked to meet them at Denny’s.

The armed NASA agents then raided the Denny’s and forcibly restrained the dangerous 75-year-old grandma and her second husband who was along for the trade.

As they heroically protected society from the likes of a poor grandmother trying to support her dead child’s children, officers refused to allows Davis to use the bathroom. They forced her to defecate in her pants. Heroic indeed.

As Mercury News reports, Davis stood in the parking lot of a Denny’s restaurant in pants soaked in urine, answering questions from a federal agent about a rice-sized piece of moon.

“He kept saying, ‘You will be going to federal court, you will be going to federal jail,’ ” Davis said Friday.

“In the end, Ms. Davis spent her whole life proudly working for aerospace and the government, only to be jumped by a NASA-organized swat team because someone in NASA made a mistake and wanted to get it back,” said Davis’ Redlands-based lawyer, Peter Schlueter. “And they did it in a way that humiliated her.”

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As authorities made the case against the moon rock-dealing elderly woman, they likely garnered the attention of prosecutors on the way through the system. Eventually, those prosecutors would drop the case against Davis. However, not before she’d be arrested and brutally humiliated by NASA agents.

In this week’s ruling, according to Newser, the judges said Davis made a case that the detention violated her constitutional right regarding unreasonable seizure. She is suing agent Norman Conley, who “had no law enforcement interest in detaining Davis for two hours while she stood wearing urine-soaked pants in a restaurant’s parking lot during the lunch rush,” wrote Thomas.

In what world would it be considered in the interest of public safety to organize a sting operation, carried out by a team of armed agents, to kidnap and cage a woman for selling her dead husband’s moon rock to feed her grandchildren? Well, apparently, this world.

As Mercury News reports, Davis’ son died seven months after the incident. If Davis, who will be 80 next month, is successful in her suit, she says she would like to build a picnic area at Whitefish Lake in Montana as a memorial to both her son and her daughter.

Matt Agorist is an honorably discharged veteran of the USMC and former intelligence operator directly tasked by the NSA. This prior experience gives him unique insight into the world of government corruption and the American police state. Agorist has been an independent journalist for over a decade and has been featured on mainstream networks around the world. Agorist is also the Editor at Large at the Free Thought Project. Follow @MattAgorist on Twitter, Steemit, and now on Facebook.
  • The Cat’s Vagina

    This whole thing was a fucking mess from the get-go! She might not have been able to sell the moon-rock, but what law prohibits her from selling the Lucite in which it’s encased? None! Also, since when does NASA have their own fucking SWAT team?

    It sounds to me like this paperweight was worth a fucking FORTUNE and these nefarious “agents” (which department of law enforcement are they with, again?) were simply conspiring to get it from her for free. Where’s the paperweight now?

    • Anonymous

      EVERYBODY has a SWAT team now. Even ANONYMOUS has one!

  • john smith

    if it got sold it would have tested as fake like all the other moon rocksgiven out by nasa

  • Heretic Jones

    The government owns the air, water, land, earth’s core, sun, and moon. The next time you consider yourself to be in ownership of something – say, a truck, a house, or a ranch – connect the dots to realize what would happen if you chose to not pay license, registration, or property tax.

  • IceTrey

    I can’t even imagine the mindset of someone who would be willing to carry out such an act.

    • John Chabak

      These were probably ex-cops fired from other jobs as cops. Their MO is the same.

      • H MAN

        Since 9/11, all departments have a boatload of toys and time. They are all just itching for something to do.

        • John Chabak

          Sometime in the late 1950’s there was a great sci-fi movie called the H-Man.

        • Jeffery Orgeron

          I live in a small town, and I have seen what local law enforcement agencies have for their “TOYS” , Total overkill. you would think they were actually preparing for an apocalypse.

  • Phillip Murray

    Now do you know where the name pigs comes from?

  • American Infidel

    NASA SWAT?HAHAHAHAHAHA That was quite a story! hahahahahaha Quite the imagination.

    • Dan Quixoté

      NASA’s pretty proud of their SWAT team, advertising their team of ‘tough guys’ on their web site:

    • Ken Smith

      bwwwhahhahaa.. BOOM!

      You thought you knew it was a fake story because it seemed crazy — yet you took ZERO time to verify anything and just assumed the USA was not nuts.

      Now — apply this to ALL NEWS STORIES. Welcome to the real world princess.

      • American Infidel

        Princess? You think I’m a female, little girl? What an arrogant pillock!

    • Frank Wagner

      The best indicator for full-fledged ignorance is condemnation before investigation, congrats for dispelling any doubts about your profound ignorance!

      • American Infidel

        Are you really that stupid? Can’t tell someone laughing about something with ignorance? Now who’s the ignorant jackass, Frankyboy?

    • Anonymous

      No. It’s REAL!!! Even the VATICAN has a SWAT team now!

  • Rebel Yell

    Could someone please tell me WHY NASA has it’s own SWAT team?!? WTF!?!

    Whatever happened to common sense? All of this could have been avoided by simply informing said grandma that selling moon rocks is illegal (WHY that’s illegal is beyond my comprehension).

    But, NO. Someone wanted a big fat feather in their cap for essentially setting up and nailing this would-be evil criminal grandma. Sad. Really sad. This is what our tax dollars are paying for.

    • H MAN

      NOAA has it’s own swat team and so does EPA, USPS, etc. They all do now. They also purchased billions of rounds of illegal hollow point bullets. Look it up.

    • Anonymous

      EVERYONE does now!!!

  • greatnesslostislegend

    Send this article to the White House. Perhaps Trump will respond as he has in the past when he was a private citizen

  • lmlinda

    Maybe they were worried someone would look at the moon rock and prove it was from Nevada

    • Stuart H


  • Bob Btme

    this reminds me of the guy from Black Sails….”I’ve seen the face of the Empire….it’s gnarled and grey”. we are reaching the bottom as a society.

    This woman’s husband was a brilliant engineer. The tiny handful of people this smart are what enable us to do space travel and most all other technology. The thugs are getting so bad they’re attacking the family of a hero like this. Petty thugs are a dime-a-dozen. The guys that assaulted this woman had no fear of going to jail for it, that’s the problem.

    Typical that the younger generation of the family is plagued by health problems, the result of our toxic petrochemical choices. Will the cancer, autism, and other epidemics get us before we descend into total medieval thuggery?

    An elderly man in San Francisco was tasered for having his dog off leash.

  • the flasher

    She should used Craigslist instead.

  • Rod Kreinbrink

    The small grain size rock was never the lady’s property. Her husband worked for Nasa and therefore it their property. The only issue now is that they know about it, and did they do nothing for years. Thereby sitting on their rights for any subsequent claim.

    • The Cat’s Vagina

      It’s highly possible that NASA gave it to him, which would make it legally his and therefore hers now. They gave out a LOT of such “souvenirs” to their employees. Even if he stole it, that’s no reason to set up some crazy sting raid on his widow. If she has no legal claim to the rock, they should have just gone to her house and said “give it.”

      • Jeffery Orgeron

        Ask nicely to “give it back?” Well that’s no fun!

    • Joel W

      So that justifies an illegal act of aggression?

  • G’ma G

    Yet another example of government agencies having wayyyyyyyyyyyyyyytoooooooooooooooooomuuuuuuuuuuuuuchh
    of our money to piss away.

  • Shoreline1

    Once again proving that our form of government is superior to those of other countries, like North Korea or Iran. In the old days, if the people didn’t like their leaders they could revolt and lynch them. But in today’s democracies, you can’t find anyone responsible for atrocities committed, or responsible for anything else for that matter.

    • billdeserthills

      That is because we have lost Our right to Demand Satisfaction to a bunch of lawyers

  • Broos

    Nuke FASA to infinity And BEYOND !

  • Carole Faith

    America. I think you might be doomed.

  • Phil Freeman


  • Rickymac McManus

    I hope the writer knows that pissing in your pants is NOT defecating in her pants, There is a difference between shitting and pissing……

    • Not pro Israel


      • Rickymac McManus


    • Joel W

      That’s your take away from this story? An innocent and innocuous misnomer?

      Did I use all the grammar and words properly, Mr. Perfect?

  • Not pro Israel

    If Israel trains the majority of our police forces then we are all Palestinians now.

  • ZincChloride

    This is why people are attacking the police… because most police are criminals.

  • Ronnie Wrenchbiscuit

    Government is a criminal enterprise.

  • I spit on NASA. They are liars and fakers of just about anything to do with space.

  • This is the anniversary of the Branch Davidian murders at the hands of the fed Nazis.

    They have learned nothing.

    Patriots Day should be our biggest holiday:

    The patriot newbie guidebook:

    The Bill of Rights is what we’re fighting for.

  • Leo Caldas

    Simple, Nasa was afraid that somebody discover that the Rock was in fact a petrified wood like the one on netherland museum.

  • we are all inmates in free uhmerica