Friday (and Sat.) in Hemet
To get the full story for Friday at the trial, you will have to wait
for the transcripts. There was just too much and I was too busy to
take decent notes.
Friday morning Ken Hoden went back on the stand. (When she got over
here Mirele inquired it Hoden's hair looked like it had just come from
the communal Flowbee.) Robert Schwarz used Hoden to read tiny
portions of the postings out of context to the jury.
Jim Harr used Hoden's identifying the full versions to read parts of
the rest of the postings. Someone has reposted most of the postings
the court has accepted as authentic. Frankly, I don't know if these
are really what I wrote or not. Some of them are outside of the dates
I had saved. Of course, they came through Gavino Idda who has
forge-posted more in my name than I posted myself.
Hoden did a dramatic reading of a page or so from Great Mambo Chicken
(1990). The events Hoden described dated from the early seventies.
There was a great deal of description of the tremendous efforts they
went to last summer to keep people from being where they could see my
signs, parts of gold base were largely abandoned, traffic was rerouted
on a dynamic basis, there was a Henson drill instituted when I showed
up or was known to be on the way.
Hoden played really dumb, or perhaps scientology has cost him a lot of
smarts. He didn't seem to understand that he had sued me before in
1998 in case where the judge refused to make a TRO permanent. I have
figured out who Judge Wallerstein reminds me off, Judge Cunnison who
heard the 1998 case over in Riverside.) Both are no nonsense judges.
Hoden also indicated that he didn't understand "citizen's arrest" in
spite of having arrested Germans Peter Reichelt, and Ina Brockmann in
March, 1998 and having been citizen's arrested by them on false
imprisonment by them. (The Riverside County district attorney's
office didn't prosecute either direction that time.) (1998/03/13,
Subject: Riverside Press-Enterprise -- Helicopter Story)
One of the postings he read had (*) in it. Hoden explained to the jury that this symbol represented the "ecclesiastical leader" of scientology but not what part of him. On re-direct (I think) Hoden made a point of the time Godeka shot up the Portland Org. He said (under oath) he knew the woman there for 25 years and that the gunman put a bullet through the head of her fetus. She was shot in the spine, but if I remember right, the baby was ok. Hoden also didn't mention that Godeka was an ex scientologist who wanted his money back--and had gone insane. Tony Greer was on after that. He admitted to either lying to me about taping the interview or something so close to lying that I think he really hurt his credibility in the eyes of the jury. I didn't care if he taped me or not, but he states right on the interview tape transcript that he would just be making some notes when he had started the tape running before he came into the room. In spite of the fact this likely helped my case, I am not happy about it. Deputy Anthony Greer has been a major disappointment to me. I really don't like police to lie to citizens. I don't know if it is scientology influence or not, but it is disappointing to see them stoop this low. Now I can't trust anything Tony has said, and at this point I would not be surprised if he was in on the attempt to get me arrested by withholding notice that I was to be arraigned. Thinking back to my posting of September 14, 2000 when I reported calling him, and he gave me Tom Gage's number, I now wonder if he lied to me then, or if he knew there was an unnoticed arraignment set for the next day. I now can't trust any of the statements he made to me at any time I was helping him on the Stacy Moxon Meyer investigation. For all I know, he is in on a cover up of her death. If true, this would make me very sad. Riverside County, its citizens, and Stacy all deserve better. Last was a guy from a concrete company. I don't remember if I reported on this last summer, but I did go by a ready mix plant that had been delivering concrete all day as I was picketing, to ask them what they were doing. I had been talking to some construction guys who were amazed at the more than industrial scale of the framing (10 inch I beams) which went into (*)'s house, and wondered what they were pouring. In any case, it is not against the law to ask if they were pouring a bunker. (They weren't; they were pouring road and sidewalks.) This brought us to 3 pm. The judge decided that there was no point trying to fit in another witness and let the jury go. Court will resume Tuesday morning. After a rainstorm Saturday morning Bruce Pettycrew, Deana Holmes and Arel Lucas (my wife) picketed Gold base. "Richard" drove by earlier and said there were a whole bunch of people out there, more than he had ever seen working outside before. Somewhat later (when the picket crew arrived) there were only a dozen people or so walking rapidly into the studio, and the base was just about as deserted looking as it was last summer. On the way in from the west, the picketers drove past one person (of indeterminate sex) with an orange vest who was picking up litter along the road to the west of the Ashlee Shaner memorial. The cross is gone and the memorial has been reduced to a few rocks. Mirele thinks the rapid degradation of the memorial is an indication of guilty consciences. After the picketers had made a couple of passes and the person in the orange vest had worked near the compound, it looked like Bruce would be passing the person. When he was about 50 yards from the person, a black SUV like the one I have mentioned as being driven by Richardson before roared up and snatched the person. That ended the argument between Mirele and Bruce as to whether the person was a scientologist or not. While the three were off picketing gold base, I picketed the corner of State and Florida and gave out the usual ration of flyers. I had some more made and put in a substantial flyer distribution in two locations that afternoon. This is one town where way more than 50 percent of the people know exactly what scientology is. One woman from a car was advocating extreme physical measures to deal with them. If she had not been in the left-hand turn lane, which made it very inconvenient to talk to her, I would have considered the possibility that she was an agent provocateur. I suggested that less extreme measures should be given a chance. More picket tomorrow. Keith Henson