Free Keith Henson
ORIGINAL BROADCAST DATE: Saturday, May 19, 2007
Vince Daniels has Keith Henson’s wife, Arel Lucas, on the show to update us on the latest legal situation Keith faces in Riverside County. Keith Henson was put on trial in Riverside for picketing Scientology. During the course of his trial, the word Scientology was never allowed to be uttered. Keith was found guilty of “interfering with a religion” while the jury never knew it was Scientology making the complaint.
Facing a year in jail, Keith fled to Canada. I know, dumb move. He sought asylum there but ultimately Canada turned him down. He snuck back into the U.S. and eventually was tracked down by Scientology who had the Arizona authorities arrest him.
Keith asked to serve his time in Arizona, outside the heavy influence of Scientology’s deep pockets. Their desert compound in Hemet, housing Scientology’s leaders, has a major impact on Riverside County. Governor Schwarzenegger was asked not to deport Keith for his misdemeanor sentencing but the governor refused and now Keith is being shipped back to the courthouse which has treated him unjustly since this ordeal began.
Arel gives an overview of the entire experience and asks for help from all of us.Vince Daniels