Back on Vince Daniels
BROADCAST DATE: February 3rd, 2007
I returned to the Vince Daniels show today, this time by phone. It was a kind of painful program for me and you can hear it in my voice because I had to speak about a lot of painful topics. The first one being the arrest yesterday of Keith Henson.
It was a last minute addition to the show which I was hoping to go into at the open the show. Thankfully, Barb had emailed Vince Daniels about it before we went on air and he also wanted to address it right off the top.
I’ve met Keith several times. I like him. He’s a decent guy but he can do some dopey things that are not in his best interest. The bottom line is he doesn’t deserve to be in jail.
Keith was protesting Scientology in Hemet when Stacey Moxon died. Scientology tried to lure him away with a free breakfast before the police and medical crews arrived. They wanted to ensure that Keith wouldn’t discover something was wrong and start snapping pictures.
While Keith had been picketing, Stacey Moxon, the daughter of Scientology legal guru Kendrick Moxon, had been electrocuted in an underground electrical vault. At first, Scientology reported to the authorities a vehicle accident. Then it turned into a building fire before the reality of the situation was inescapable.
Scientology next said Stacey went below ground into the dangerous chamber to rescue a baby squirrel. After decades of shore stories (Scientology’s term for outright lies), who can tell what really happened other than a young girl, dedicated to her “religion” as a dutiful Sea Org member was dead.
Keith’s trial was a farce. The word Scientology was not allowed to be uttered. The attorney decided to put on NO defense. He rested, saying the state refused to prove their case. Keith was found guilty of interfering with a religion and sentenced to a year in jail. He fled to Canada, was denied political asylum and snuck back into the US. He will likely be extradited back to Riverside County and face more time.
He and his wife lost their home, lost their incomes and pretty much lost everything for standing up to Scientology. He made some mistakes and some BIG ones but this is still an injustice.
We spoke a bit about journalist Paulette Cooper who suffered mightily at the hands of Scientology’s Guardian’s Office. She spoke about the many covert ops they ran on her at the 1982 Clearwater Hearings:
Then we turned to the topic of Bob Minton. Here’s some info on Bob I put together when I was working for him at the LMT in Clearwater Florida, including the Bob Minton Harassment Timeline. This is the Bob Minton I know and admire:
We ended up talking about the sad end of the Lisa McPherson civil case. The LMT was named for Lisa McPherson. I have a collection of material on Lisa at XENU TV including a link to all the court transcripts of the civil trial. I didn’t do the story justice, watching the closing minutes tick away, wondering how to condense years of legal wrangling into what time was left while not wanting to stir up crap on the net.
If you look at how much time I spent setting up the Keith Henson story when that was just supposed to be a couple minutes of airtime, you can see how long-winded I can get. I had a brutally honest co-worker years ago who would see me start to talk and and immediately say, “GET TO THE POINT!’
Anyway, all of these people were victims of Scientology’s Fair Game doctrine and that’s what I wanted to highlight today. I hope there was some nuggets of interesting material in the show and that I kept the sucking to a minimum. You be the judge. Yes, I’m looking at you, Shirley Jean Wilson.
I hope I did these people justice. It’s hard to say. I left the show feeling very drained. Hopefully I get a chance to cover some of the other aspects of Scientology’s fraud and abuse on another show. I would like that.Explore posts in the same categories: Vince Daniels