We all knew that the criminal cult of scientology would provoke litigation against Bob Minton, its arch-enemy, now we know they have decided to use the Henson strategy of hooliganism and physical attack.
Earlier today Bob Minton and Jesse Prince decided to do a short *peaceful* picket at the Boston Org. Minton was surrounded by up to a dozen scientologists who proceeded to step on his feet and jostle him. They specifically targeted him leaving Jesse Prince picketing virtually alone. They had their objective in mind.
Jesse heard a loud slap; one of the thugs had hit Bob in the face. Scientologists think a fair fight is eight on one.
Bob defended himself from these thugs by pushing them away with his picket sign. (Remember, his sign was made of the light corrugated plastic and 1/2" *balsa* picket sticks. He doesn't even use staples -- the sign is put together with double stick tape).
Despite calling the police first and being first physically assaulted by the cult thugs, the police arrested Bob Minton (with a $25.00 bail) on assault. Apparently using *any*thing which could possibly be construed as a weapon forces the Boston police to take someone into custody.
Of course the cult showed the police the section of the videotape in which Bob used his sign to defend himself, not the portions in which they were assaulting and battering him preceding his defense.
Bob will have a hearing tomorrow. The criminal cult is asking for a $1,000,000.00 bail. Bob is out on bail now.
However the magistrate has not seen all the physical evidence which I am not currently at liberty to disclose, but it paints quite a different picture of who the assaulters and hooligans are here -- the scientologists.
At least they didn't beat him up as severely as Keith Henson in similar circumstances in Los Angeles.
Of course critics may say how foolish it is of him to picket with only one witness, Jesse or some other moan. But does a person have a right to protest only if they can afford bodyguards or videographers?
So the question is how can peaceful picketing survive when the picketers are physical provoked into defending themselves?
The analogy between the S.A. thugs of the 20's who physically broke up opponent's meetings and Miscavige's cult thugs of the 90's is getting by the day more exact.