On Tue, 08 Aug 2000 05:25:14 -0500, Tommy <Tommy_Sp**[email protected]> wrote:
>Keith Henson wrote:
>> Hemet Pickets
>> Started about 7:10 and put in over an hour. Oddly enough, all five buses
>> were parked this morning at 7:13. One, perhaps more, of them left later.
>> Edwin Richardson and Frank Petty (aka thug 2) seem to be very concerned
>> about me (or someone) using tape of their antics in a commercial activity.
>> (Isn't Funnest Home Videos off the air?) They warned me not to use their
>> images or voice--which in Richardson's case is funny, since an .mpg file
>> of him jumping me in LA has been on the net for years with no complaints.
>> Richardson acked that he knew about being on the net.
>> The patter runs:
>> "You do not have my permission to record my voice and it is illegal to
>> record my voice without my permission. You also do not have my permission
>> to record any images of my person and use them for commercial purposes or
>Stupid and wrong. As long as you don't sell the footage, you can
>photograph anyone, tape-record public conversations (not wire-tap) and
>take video of anyone you like. If they don't like it, they can drop back
>twenty yards and punt.
In a public place, you can SELL the footage, and still be completely legal. There are no laws against public recording. If there were, all news agencies would be out of business. >Amazing stupidity displayed by these low-rent PIs (please tell them I
>Following the subject inconspicuously in a red SUV, driving like idiots
>in a retirement community, and most incomprehensibly of all, DA'ing you
>while you picket Gold.
The guy driving the red SUV is an idiot. He was trying to "tail" me at one point, and screwed up his timing. He came to an intersection at the same time as I did, but ~I~ had a stop sign and he didn't. He (being the polite, religious type he must be) stopped and waited for me to go so he could get behind me. Since I am also polite and follow the laws (at least while I'm being followed so obviously by a nut-cultist), he had to move on. That meant one of their other idiots (in the silver SUV) had to squeal some tires to catch up. The silver SUV got pulled over by the local authorities for that maneuver. >These are not Private Investigators, these are $cientologists. No real
>PI would carry out such antics no matter how much he was paid to do so.
>Real PIs drive silver or dark-colored Toyota Celicas and Ford Tauruses.
>Their subjects never know they are there, and real PIs certainly don't
>start ranting at their subject about their "crimes".
>These have to be some Public yutzes who fancy themselves Jim Rockford
>but are in reality the Keystone Cops.
HEY! Don't dis Rockford!! Garner's my favorite ... and without a doubt "Support Your Local Sheriff" is one of the greatest movies of all time :-) Anyway, put yourself in the place of some schlocky PI agency. For sure they've got a buncha wannabes hanging around wanting to pretend to be PIs. They get a call from Scientology (the wannabe religion) telling them that they'll pay lots for someone to intimidate an "international terrorist". Sure, we'll send out our wannabes for some cash :-) >Keith, please print out this post for them and give it to them on your
>next picket. I'd like to invite them to bring their comedy act to Texas.
>I'm easy to find.
- Brent From the CWPD Investigation files: Statement of Annie Mora: "Even for us it's a weird thing." pg 109