Filing 5

ORDER DISMISSING this action. Ordered by US DISTRICT JUDGE MARC THOMAS TREADWELL on 5/22/2017. (tlh)

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IN THE UNITED STATES DISTRICT COURT FOR THE MIDDLE DISTRICT OF GEORGIA MACON DIVISION TALIB WASI BEY, Plaintiff, v. CAROLYN V. SULLIVAN, et al., Defendants. ) ) ) ) ) ) ) ) ) ) CIVIL ACTION NO. 5:17-CV-159 (MTT) ORDER On April 25, 2017, Plaintiff Talib Wasi Bey filed a “Legal Notice of Removal” seeking to remove an action from the Superior Court of Houston County, Georgia. Docs. 1 at 12; 1-5. Apparently, the action involves the collection of unpaid child support obligations. Docs. 1 at 12; 1-1. In his notice of removal, Bey also asserts claims against several parties involved in the Houston County action. Doc. 1 at 12-13. On April 25, 2017, the Clerk’s Office notified Bey: You must either pay the filing fee or submit a properly completed Motion to Proceed In Forma Pauperis within 21 days from the date of this notice - Failure to comply with this notice may result in dismissal by the court - An Application to Proceed Without Prepayment of Fees and Affidavit are enclosed. Bey asserts that he has a constitutional right to file this action without paying the filing fee and without complying with the statutory procedure for proceeding in forma pauperis. Doc. 3 at 1-2. He is wrong. Bey refuses to either pay the filing fee required under 28 U.S.C. § 1914(a) or proceed in forma pauperis under 28 U.S.C. § 1915 by filing a motion and supporting affidavit; Bey’s action is accordingly DISMISSED. SO ORDERED, this 22nd day of May, 2017. S/ Marc T. Treadwell MARC T. TREADWELL, JUDGE UNITED STATES DISTRICT COURT

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