do freemasons go to jail?

by brittney smith
(las Vegas nevada)

I was wondering when freemason get pulled over do they go to jail? Or if a freemason is in the car with other passangers will anyone go to jail?

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Mar 15, 2015
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Going to jail
by: Fred

Brittany,
Thanks for your question. In short, yes, Freemasons can go to jail. Being a mason does not put one above the law. If we speed, we are subject
to being ticketed just like anyone else. To say that minor infractions of the law, such as speeding, aren't dismissed when a police officer who is a mason pulls over a mason, would be unrealistic, because it can and does occur, but no mason is expecting it to happen. Our masonic obligations require us to live quietly within the law. There have been instances where masons have been arrested for crimes, and have served time. Generally, when this occurs, the mason who has been convicted, will be expelled by the Grand Lodge of which his lodge is located.

I hope this answers your question.

Mar 15, 2015
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You betcha
by: Lant

It's a good question, I think, one tying in to a common misperception.

Tim has it exactly right.

As secretary of my lodge, I have been digitizing 100 years of records and have found references to a number of cases of members being expelled from the fraternity following conviction for a serious criminal offence. I raise this because the men in question - less than a handful over a century, but each one counts - were indeed convicted in court of an offence and did jail time as a result.

There is no Get Out of Jail Free card that comes with a Masonic apron. Were I a judge or a cop and a fellow Freemason tried to improperly use that link between us to dodge the consequences of their own actions, I'd throw the book at them.

Jul 15, 2017
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deniable culpability
by: Anonymous

I could say I am the king of Zion but it soes not make it true. Since arrest records are public free information prove your statements by printing the persons prison ID number, state, year and offense, and what website to find it on, i.e. N.C.D.O.P.S.

Jul 19, 2017
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Seriously?
by: Lant

You actually think this would happen, Anonymous?

I have read records from my lodge, internal documents, describing the expulsion of men for criminal behaviour. In a couple of cases, the files include newspaper clippings re trials and convictions. There are no links to official databases and I have neither the time nor the inclination to do research to satisfy an antagonistic whim or challenge on the part of my old google-challenged chum 'Anon'.

In any case, inasmuch as you clearly support the postulation that Masons are somehow exempt the consequences of criminal behaviour, the onus is on you to provide evidence for such an extraordinary claim. Balls in your court....

Jun 27, 2018
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Interesting....
by: Anonymous

I read this, because I just had a Mason flash his ring to me last week and tell me to go ahead and call the police on his behavior because he had that ring, and was above the law. Not "might be" or "rumor has it" but said it as an absolute fact that his drug use, criminal behavior, and his threat to beat me up would all be overlooked because he wore that little gold ring. So your records may say one thing, but your members (at least this one) say and think differently.

Jun 27, 2018
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Hmmmm....
by: Tim

Dear Anonymous,

So, a guy flashed a Masonic ring at you and fed you some B.S. about being above the law, and you swallowed it because....why, exactly?

I sometimes imagine myself to be younger and better looking than I actually am. Doesn't make it so. Anyone can claim to be anything they want. Unless they can back it up with proof, it's just talk.

I hope this doesn't shock you but my guess is, sans any solid evidence, that this person who engages in drug use, criminal behavior, and bullying might be lying about being a Mason. However, if you truly believe he is a Mason then here is what I would suggest:

  • 1. Take steps to determine which Masonic Lodge he is a member of.
  • 2. Report him to his Masonic Lodge Brothers.
  • 3. If his Lodge Brethren don't take action, report them to the Grand Lodge of that jurisdiction.
  • 4. If the Grand Lodge doesn't take action, then you have a real story to tell.

Be advised, though, that when you make these claims against this person you will be expected to provide evidence of your accusations. Expulsion from the fraternity is no small matter and is not done without good reason. If this person is a member of the Masonic fraternity he should be expelled. And, if he is guilty of criminal behavior he should be arrested.

We'd be interested to hear of the outcome, should you decide to pursue the matter. And, if you discover that he was lying about being a Mason we'd appreciate a retraction of the aspersions you've cast upon the rest of us.

Thank you.

Jun 27, 2018
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Show some respect
by: Anonymous

Now hang on jerk. Nobody said I believed him. I said he claimed it. Where within that post do I say anything about believing him.

As for him being and actually Mason, yes, he is. His name is Brian Sullivan Sr and he's a member of

Grand Lodge of Colorado A.F. & A.M.
1130 Panorama Drive,
Colorado Springs, Colorado. 80904

So don't think I haven't already gotten the information.

Jun 27, 2018
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Apologies....
by: Tim

Dear Anonymous,

Sorry if I came across as being a jerk. It was not my intent. Some things are just difficult to hear.

Oct 12, 2018
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Freemason corruption is real. NEW
by: Anonymous

We have Freemasons in Wausau Wi who have literally gotten away with murder. O.E.S. is known to be corrupt in this city.
I myself have had to endure their gang stalking tactics and was driven out of town for speaking against them.
So, as far as I'm concerned Freemasons in Wausau Wi DO NOT get in any trouble here. They may be arrested However, nothing is ever done about it. They still remain active members of their appendage and still keep their jobs. Their criminal records can not be publicly viewed on ccap and you very rarely see their mugshots on T.V. these people even talk openly about have others murdered.

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