Archive Message - 1995

From braintree!!!!!!!not-for-mail Thu Oct 19 10:03:55 1995 Path: braintree!!!!!!!not-for-mail From: (Koreen B) Newsgroups: alt.religion.scientology,alt.activism,alt.censorship,,alt.flame,alt.2600hz,alt.culture.internet,alt.culture.usenet,alt.angst Subject: Re: Church victorious over Cult Awareness Network!!! Date: 18 Oct 1995 04:04:27 -0400 Organization: America Online, Inc. (1-800-827-6364) Lines: 19 Sender: Message-ID: <462ceb$> References: <45s73s$> Reply-To: (Koreen B) NNTP-Posting-Host: Xref: braintree alt.religion.scientology:116708 alt.activism:129778 alt.censorship:68034 alt.flame:226594 alt.culture.internet:16630 alt.culture.usenet:16567 alt.angst:69806 <Excuse me, but there is a BIG difference between "prosecuted" and "convicted." If there is a prosecution without a conviction, that negates the argument that CAN is a criminal organization. Remember, "innocent until proven guilty." How many times has CAN been proven guilty in CRIMINAL court, as opposed to CIVIL court, hmmm? And I'm talking about CONVICTIONS here, not just mere PROSECUTIONS!!!> There have been convictions of deprogrammers with clear connections to CAN, but let's look at what a deprogrammer says about this subject: "I have been arrested at least 5 times for kidnapping related charges. I have never even gone to trial in even one of these cases, due largely to the fact that it was my policy to get the family directly involved in e actual kidnapping. This would make it much harder for the target to want to pursue criminal prosecution, since it would mean they would also have to prosecute a family member." Mark Blocksom


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