(Back to Main Story) Four years later - Mike Sutter has just arrived at the Int Base and is now in charge of Security in RTC.
Enter Keith Henson. Somehow Mike and the Gold Security crew knew Keith was coming before he did. I think they had plants in Keithâ€™s circle.
That's been known for a long time. The first letter to Grover Trask was dated a day or two before I announced on the net I was going to go picketing. The leak was almost certainly out of the chat room at that time because I was not talking to anyone else about it.
"May 24: Scientology attorney Alan E. Oberstein meets with the Riverside County District Attorney Trask regarding Mr. Henson."
So Mike Sutter orders that NO ONE IS TO BE OUTSIDE WHILE KEITH IS ON THE HIGHWAY. This means no one. PERIOD. So, a few outside PIâ€™s are hired and they are supposed to deal with Keith when he arrives. (Donâ€™t let any Int Base staff be completely bragged up mentally by Keith Spewing Xenu stories, but the PIâ€™s will be fine.)
They didn't come out to talk, but the PIs seem to have followed me over to Tucson and back the first time I picked. I anounced I was going to picket on May 25, 2000 which was a Thursday, picketed the next day, Friday. When I got there the place was in lockdown, not a person visible.
Grady Ward wrote:
> I got to Hemet about 9:30 this morning a reporter and a photographer
> were there. Sprinkler Tech was in operation. There was a near river
> running down the gutters. The response to my picket was complete
> non-confront. Not a soul in site, except the two guards at the gate.
> After 2 passes around the area picketing, I went to the west end,
> and checked out the accident site. I have photographs that I will
> try to scan and post as soon as possible.
(I called the LMT because I was going to be out of touch and Grady posted the report for me.)
So this goes on for days, Keith shows up and no one can go anywhere because they might see a sign that says Xenu. 99% of the Int Base staff have never even heard the word Xenu much less have any clue what it means or any of the story. So if you were on the other side of the Int Base getting a pen from supplies and Keith showed up â€“ you had to stay there in Supplies for the rest of the day until he left.
If you were eating and he showed up, you had to stay in the dining room for the rest of the day. It was crazy. While Keith was â€œvisitingâ€? not one thing got done. You could nto even look out a window, open a door. The security force told people that the SP's on the highway would be taking pictures, and that if any Int Base staff were photographed, they would be RPF'd instantly. This kept pretty much everybody inside with no problem. Sitting around doing nothing is a far better fate than the RPF.
Amazing. But it happened. I was there and reported it.
Picketed again on the way back from a conference I had been to over the memorial day weekend in Arizona. The PIs must have followed me and called ahead after I turned off of I 10 on SR 79. By the time I got there the construction crew had been sent home and was bugging out. I talked to some of them on the way out and they took Xenu flyers. There must have been one or two dozen construction guys who got the day off. Detailed report of that day here:
http://groups.google.com/group/alt.reli ... 6b5bfe33ac
Well, Dave Miscavige showed back up and heard about all of this and could not believe that this had been happening. He ordered Mike Sutter to be kicked out of RTC and posted in CMO INT.
He ordered that Mike Rinder sort this out and if he didnâ€™t he would be RPFâ€™d. Mike Rinder just had the crew moved around in buses
Exactly what happened:
June 20: Henson pickets Gold (post dated June 21) "they seem to be taking people from one side of the road to the other in vans, to avoid seeing me and the entire plaza and walkway under the road is almost unused. I saw a total of three using it all day, and I bet they got in trouble." My home and my wife's place of business are picketed.
and otherwise the PIâ€™s would be all around Keith to cover any Xenu signs that might be showing.
The crew were shuttled around the property in the huge passenger buses and no one could go anywhere unless inside the buses. Staying inside was still in force but Dave was told that no one was stopped from being on post.
June 23: Henson pickets Gold, "A big change today from yesterday. Something like one in six of them are now looking frankly [openly] at my sign.
The PIs, Edwin Richardson and some heavy set PI we never did get the right name for didn't show up till July 2, and they never were able to block my signs. However, they were continually taping anyone who happened to look in our direction and there was a huge planting effort that went on near the east underpass.
What Dave is told and what actually happens are rarely the same thing. Dave Miscavige is lied to 95% of the time by anyone below him. He hears what people think he wants to hear. The truth is rarely in that category.
snip about Mike Sutter, poor Mike!
Until next timeâ€¦
I don't know who would now be out (if anyone) who knew about this, but is clear that the DA's office and through them the Sheriff was corrupted. As a guess this was done by Gerrald Feffer acting on Moxon's orders to pressure Grover Trask, but there may have been Int Base staff who were in on it. If there were, can you make a guess as to who would have been involved?
Interesting to compare notes, BFG!