Scientology Crime Syndicate

31 May 2000
From: Fredric L. Rice

At 11:43 AM 31/05/2000 -0400, you wrote:

>Lisa McPherson, huh?
>Was she in the movie? Or was she killed (as is soon to be Tom Cruise)
>because she refused to be in it?

She was a long-time Scientologist who was talking about leaving the Scientology organization back in November of 1995. In that same month, she staged a minor motor vehicle accident so that she could get the attention of police officers in downtown Clearwater. There is the possibility that several Scientologists were following her since in addition to talking about leaving the organization, she was also exhibiting marked mental difficulties -- the symptoms of which appeared to have been sleep depravation.

She staged the accident successfully, told the police officers who came over to investigate that she needed to talk to someone and that she needed help. The police officers weren't well informed about Scientology and the way Scientologists employ their own variations of English and pretty much dismissed her, apparently.

In desperation for help, she removed her clothes and walked down the street past an ambulance that was in the area. The people in the ambulance took her to a hospital for mental evaluation and they themselves were followed by Scientologists who took Lisa out of the hospital against the doctor's wishes. They took her to the Ft. Harrison Hotel which is owned by the Scientology organization and 17 days later the Scientologists delivered her body to a hospital 45 minutes away and 4 emergency rooms away -- there was an emergency room half a block from the Ft. Harrison Hotel but Scientology's management ordered their followers to deliver her body to a Scientologist doctor in a distant hospital.

The organization had starved her to death and held her against her will. Ironically, the organization maintained extensive logs of the kidnapping and torture since it was done under L. Ron Hubbard's policy covering what the organization calls "baby watch." The organizations own records show what could only be termed an "accidental murder." They knew they were killing her and they know that they needed to get Lisa professional help. Since they have no choice but to unthinkingly apply L. Ron Hubbard's policies, however, they had no choice but to kill her rather than allow her to leave to get professional help.

Unfortunately the organization destroyed the last 53 hours of the "baby watch" logs since, undoubetly, they would have resulted in the two felonies currently filed against the organization in eing turned into murder indictments for several specific individuals.

Three of the suspects who could conceivably have been arrested on the spot were shipped out of the united states to avoid the long arms of the law. I believe that two of those suspects have been found and questioned though extradiction isn't likely.

This isn't the first time that the Scientology organization has murdered their followers because they had no choice but to follow L. Ron Hubbard's policies. In Southern California there have been other homicides which were the result of these "baby watches."

What makes this one unique is the existance of the Internet. In te past the organization merely claimed they had the religious right to kill their followers -- a Constitutional right -- and it would end with that. With the advent of the Internet, however, the case was kept alive and the media around the world have been kept up on the case to the point where the organization is once again up in front of a judge.

When the verdict finds the organization guilty, they'll be fined $18,000 and no prison terms will be doled out to anyone. That's the criminal trial. The _civil_ trial will likely punish the organization to the tune of some 50 to 80 million U. S. dollars, if I had a guess. Much -- if not all -- of that money will go toward funding educational organizations which help cultists escape from their cults and to help educate parents and other loved ones to the dangers of specific cults.


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