Sorry, I see this a bit differently. Here's my 2 cents,
for whatever it's worth:
1) I do not think it's a good idea For Tommy to picket with his wife alone.
I've told him this, more than once.
2) I'm very big on Jeff Jacobson's "Ghandi-Tech" for picketing.
I can't say I do it ALL the time, But I always
TRY to keep it in mind. I think it's a way safer and better way to picket.
(I know...we all have our ways. I happen to love Tommy and I worry about him
A LOT when I hear him like this, esp. basically alone).
3) That guy looks nuts: Scary to me.
4) Please always picket with at least one other person (who is physically right there and can
help if needed). I've said it for awhile now: The more we expose Scientology, the more
backed into a corner they are going to feel. Just like a wild animal---be prepared for
lashing out, nutty behavior.
Blessings and Happy Holidays to ALL
First off I hate what happened to Tommy but I fully agree with what Tory says here.
I have always advocated "the buddy system" for picketers. That goes a little further than, "don't picket alone." It means you pair off with another person and stay with them while you picket. Most of the instances where someone has got into trouble when picketing happened when someone was alone or went off somewhere without someone else to cover their back. (AO getting dog piled at Gold Base is a case in point.)