On Sat, 28 Apr 2001 11:25:20 +0200, ©Anti-Cult® -
www.users.wineasy.se/noname/ <[email protected]>
>On Fri, 27 Apr 2001 19:21:02 -0700.
>In Message-ID: <[email protected]>
>From: Keith Henson <[email protected]>.
>Wrote on the subject: Re: Another question (was Re: Henson Jury hung!):
>>On Fri, 27 Apr 2001 13:12:47 GMT, "Michael W Crichton"
>><[email protected]> wrote:
>>>Another question: How badly were the Usenet posts in question edited?
>>>Legally, how much can such posts be edited by a DA anyways? For instance, if
>>>I were to write about a "Body Thetan rifle which I will use to shoot Body
>>>Thetan Clusters at my enemies!", could a particularly dishonest DA type
>>>person edit away the words "Body Thetan" and "Clusters", thus leaving a post
>>>which appears as though actual violence was threatened?
>>Badly. I will see what I can do to put up the redacted versions. A
>>web site where you could look at them side by side would be better
>>than posting them for the Nth time here in the newsgroup.
>If they weren't presented with full headers, they were basically useless
>as evidence anyhow.
>I't beyond me, why you or your lawyer didn't challenge the postings
He did. The judge ruled that I had authenticated them, most in the civil deposition Rosen took, even though I stated I could not be sure they were mine or if they had been messed with. What is oddest, is that they never just asked me for them. I would have given them the whole 535 pages, May to September, from my saved postings file had they asked. It seems like the only approach if anyone asks in any kind of deposition, is to have no idea if these marks on paper were yours or to just offer to give them true copies. Keith Henson