Bob and Jesse were picketing outside the Boston Org when Frank Offman, a public Scientologist, came out from the Org, and proceeded to slap Bob in the face. Bob, in response, did hit Offman back with his picket sign.
The police did see the video, which clearly shows Offman hitting Bob, and the officers commented that if Bob had responded by kicking or punching back, he would not have been arrested--he was only arrested because he used the sign he had in his hands. Bob's arraignment will take place at 6 AM tomorrow morning.
Frank Oliver says that with this action--a public Scientologist getting physical with Bob Minton--Scientology has brought this game to a whole new level, that they're *not* prepared for. This is only the beginning...and there is much more to come. Law enforcement *will* be taking a long, hard look at what goes on in an organization where public Scientologists are sent out to assault picketers..
There are many things brewing now, and many revelations to come--it's endgame time for Scientology, and they're getting desperate. Offman's assault is their latest desperate response to the forthcoming flood of truth which they will not be able to silence. Time is running out for the corrupt kingdom of DM and friends; their panic is showing more and more. And, apparently, it's only just begun.
Charlotte Kates/SP4 KoX/
"It is time for Scientologists to hold Miscavige accountable for his failed leadership. To support your cause, critics can and will help you. We are here to help you regain the dignity you once had." - Bob Minton
Date: Fri, 11 Sep 1998 00:23:52 -0500
From: email@example.com (Gregg Hagglund)
Subject: MINTON & PRINCE ATTACKED BY MOB! (Unconfirmed Report)
The following is an unconfirmed report via Police Sources "the old boy network" out of Boston Mass.
Sept 10, 1998 Boston Mass.
Robert Minton and Jesse Prince were surrounded and attacked by a group of taunting Scientologists outside of the Boston Org.
Out numbered and surrounded by an out of control group of religious fanatics BoB Minton, after being repeated kicked and finally punched defended himself with his Picket sign which broke. (The sign was made of cardboard attached to a balsa wood stick. This stick is so flimsy it is permitted on to Aircraft.)
At this point the Boston Police apparently intervened and because Mr Minton used a "weapon" (as opposed to flailing about with his fists and feet.) he was arrested. (Overforceful response.)
An unofficial commentary about this incident "If we hadn't arrived just then Mr Minton and Mr. Prince would likely have received a severe beating at the hands of the Scientologists. Those folks were really worked up. They were out of control, completely out of control. Messrs. Minton and Prince were visibly shaken. No alcohol was apparently involved on either side of the fracas."
One Scientologist was taken to hospital for examination of a small abrasion and released.
The Ambulance was not paid for.
I repeat: The Confirmed Facts are not yet available.
I suggest we wait for a complete report after a court appearance by Bob, probably tomorrow.
I hope the complete videotape, if it exists, was seized by the Police. I know that such swarmings in Canada are frowned upon and if the swarmers are identified they are usually heavily fined and or jailed for 30 days or more.
I hope everyone, Bob, Jesse and the Scientologists are physically ok. And I hope that *all* picketers will remember to let the local Cops know, in advance when you are going to Picket.
If what I have learned is corroborated then I think it is about time for the US Justice Dept to act and investigate the Co$ for Criminal Harassment and Conspiracy to Violate BoB Minton's Civil Rights.
This is disgraceful conduct, if true, by the Co$. Worse than the bumping and taunting and candle exstinguishing in CW two years ago.
I think an appropriate response by all Picket Activists should be to stage a Peaceful Picket this Saturday or Next at your local Borg.
If this unconfirmed report is true then it will not be the first time, nor sadly, the last time that the Co$ will have physically attacked Picketers.
Watch your 6!