January 15, 2014
FREDERICK BANKS, Plaintiff
PUGH, et al., Defendants
CHRISTOPHER C. CONNER, Chief District Judge.
AND NOW, this 15th day of January, 2014, upon preliminary consideration of plaintiff's Bivens complaint, in which he alleges that the named defendants have violated his constitutional rights by subjecting him to a "voice to skull" weapon (Doc. 1, at 1) inter alia, and it appearing that he seeks to proceed in forma pauperis (Doc. 2), 28 U.S.C. § 1915, and it further appearing that the "three strikes" provision of the Prison Litigation Reform Act of 1996 ("PLRA"), codified at 28 U.S.C. § 1915, prohibits him from proceeding in forma pauperis as he has had three prior actions or appeals dismissed as frivolous, malicious, or for failing to state a viable claim, and it further appearing that there is no indiction that plaintiff "is under imminent serious physical injury, " 28 U.S.C. § 1915(g) (setting forth the three strikes rule which provides that an inmate who has three prior actions or appeals dismissed as frivolous, malicious, or for failing to state a viable claim may not proceed in forma pauperis "unless the prisoner is under imminent danger of serious physical injury"); see also Abdul-Akbar v. McKelvie, 239 F.3d 307, 312 (3d Cir. 2001) ( en banc ), it is hereby ORDERED that:
1. Plaintiff's motion (Doc. 2) to proceed in forma pauperis is DENIED.
2. Plaintiff's complaint (Doc. 1) is DISMISSED without prejudice, pursuant to 28 U.S.C. § 1915(g).
3. The Clerk of Court is directed to CLOSE this case.
4. Any appeal from this order is DEEMED frivolous and not in good faith. See 28 U.S.C. § 1915(a)(3).