Convicted Missouri bank robber is going to have to risk getting stranded without a cot at Logan when he's released later this month

A federal judge today dismissed a lawsuit by a Missouri bank robber nearing the end of his sentence at a Massachusetts facility that demanded Gov. Baker ensure Logan Airport has at least 500 cots - and a commensurate number of portable toilets - on hand for possible weather-related delays this winter.

In her ruling, Judge Indira Talwani said Joseph W. Jean-Louis - due for release on Dec. 22 from the Devens Federal Medical Center - lacked "standing" to even bring the suit:

He failed to allege any direct personal injury to himself, or how he was injured in a manner apart from other citizens. His challenge is essentially a statement of dissatisfaction with various actions, or inactions, taken by the defendants. Thus, this action will be dismissed for lacking an arguable basis in law.

Louis was convicted for a 2007 bank robbery in Springfield, MO, in which he demanded money while chomping on a half-smoked cigar.

In his suit, which he filed by himself in US District Court in Boston in October, Jean-Louis also demanded Mayor Walsh go on TV to

[A]dvertise its citizen to have enough canned goods to feed their family’s for ninety days without going to the supermarket and for its citizens to stock-pile stock-pile stockpile [sic] drinking water.

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Y'know how I know you're from the 'burbs?

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[A]dvertise its citizen to have enough canned goods to feed their family’s for ninety days without going to the supermarket and for its citizens to stock-pile stock-pile stockpile [sic] drinking water.

Yeah, whatever. Right after the folks in whatever backwater this guy is from demonstrate that they can go 90 days without a car.

Silly city boy

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You use the car that you don't use to store the provisions!

enough canned goods to feed their family’s for ninety days

Anyone else call this a Mormon Pantry?

This guy needs another hobby - besides robbing banks

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...put about 500 five hundred sleeping cots at Boston’s air-ports along with portable toilets for when the air-ports cancel all flights due to extreme amounts of snow falling this winter coming will shut down roads and highway and air-ports and will also depending on the duration of these winter snow storms interrupt food delivery and the Mayor should get on television to advertise its citizen to have enough canned goods to feed their family’s for ninety days without going to the supermarket and for its citizens to stock-pile stock-pile stockpile drinking water.

That is one hell of a run-on sentence.

Louis has asserted substantially similar claims against the Governors of Texas, New York, Georgia, Colorado, Pennsylvania, Missouri, Michigan, and California as well as the Mayors of Brownsville (Tx.), New York City, Brunswick (Ga.), Denver, Springfield (Mo.), Detroit, and Los Angeles. See Jean-Louis v. Governor of the State of Texas, et al., No. B-18-3, 2018 WL 2025694, * 1, n. 1 (S.D. Tex. Mar. 23, 2018) (collecting cases).

Each of those cases has been dismissed.

Geez, I wonder why. Has anybody told this guy he has a fool for a client?

We're the fools

He's managing to waste a lot of public time and money. He probably thinks this is hilarious. Since he's in jail anyway, what does he care?