11h-tml> The Skeptic Tank: Alt.Religion.Scientology Archive Message - 1995
Archive Message - 1995
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Since some of the materials which describe the $cientology cult could be considered to be copywritten materials, I have censored myself and The Skeptic Tank by deleting any and all possible text files which describes the cult's hidden mythologies. I have elected to quote just a bit of the questionable text according to the "Fair Use" legal findings afforded to those who report. - Fredric L. Rice, The Skeptic Tank, 09/Sep/95 -=-=-=-=-=-=-=-=-=-=-=-=-=-=-=-=-=-=-=-=-=-=-=-=-=-=-=-=-=-=-=-=-=-=-=-=- From news.interserv.net!news.sprintlink.net!simtel!news.kei.com!ub!galileo.cc.rochester.edu!uhura.cc.rochester.edu!rlvd_cif Thu Jul 20 11:48:01 1995 Newsgroups: alt.religion.scientology Path: news.interserv.net!news.sprintlink.net!simtel!news.kei.com!ub!galileo.cc.rochester.edu!uhura.cc.rochester.edu!rlvd_cif From: rlvd_cif@uhura.cc.rochester.edu (Robert Levandowski) Subject: Re: A Line Has Been Crossed Message-ID: <1995Jul17.031629.4327@galileo.cc.rochester.edu> Sender: news@galileo.cc.rochester.edu Nntp-Posting-Host: uhura.cc.rochester.edu Organization: University of Rochester - Rochester, New York References: <210312Z16071995@anon.penet.fi> Date: Mon, 17 Jul 95 03:16:29 GMT Lines: 523 In <210312Z16071995@anon.penet.fi> an248805@anon.penet.fi (Clambo) writes: > Robert Marcus <102020.1551@CompuServe.COM> typed as ordered, >(Notice: Kim Baker explained fully at one time that the co$ tactic is to >attack the MOST effective people on a.r.s. Diane is all that and more.....) >>On appprox. 15 July 95, Diane (GET A PAPER BAG OVER HER HEAD, >>QUICKLY!) Richardson wrote: >> >>>Fascinating! Does anyone remember this post from a few months >>>back? Wasn't this the guy who was confusing henry's posts with >>>those of Peter McDermott (or was it Tony Sidaway)? >READ THE FOLLOWING: >>Is this how Diane Richardson is spending her last days? As much >>complaint as there is from her regarding how she got some >>posting, it is fascinating that I recieved her cryptic message >>via E-mail. Give it up, Richardson. Start digging your grave >>instead. You'll be there any day now, most likely sooner than >>you think and 6 feet closer to your ultimate destination. I believe that Mr. Marcus may have crossed some legal lines, too. CALIFORNIA CODES PENAL CODE SECTION 422 422. Any person who willfully threatens to commit a crime which will result in death or great bodily injury to another person, with the specific intent that the statement is to be taken as a threat, even if there is no intent of actually carrying it out, which, on its face and under the circumstances in which it is made, is so unequivocal, unconditional, immediate, and specific as to convey to the person threatened, a gravity of purpose and an immediate prospect of execution of the threat, and thereby causes that person reasonably to be in sustained fear for his or her own safety or for his or her immediate family's safety, shall be punished by imprisonment in the county jail not to exceed one year, or by imprisonment in the state prison. For the purposes of this section, "immediate family" means any spouse, whether by marriage or not, parent, child, any person related by consanguinity or affinity within the second degree, or any other person who regularly resides in the household, or who, within the prior six months, regularly resided in the household. 646.9. (a) Any person who willfully, maliciously, and repeatedly follows or harasses another person and who makes a credible threat with the intent to place that person in reasonable fear for his or her safety, or the safety of his or her immediate family, is guilty of the crime of stalking, punishable by imprisonment in a county jail for not more than one year or by a fine of not more than one thousand dollars ($1,000), or by both that fine and imprisonment, or by imprisonment in the state prison. (b) Any person who violates subdivision (a) when there is a temporary restraining order, injunction, or any other court order in effect prohibiting the behavior described in subdivision (a) against the same party, shall be punished by imprisonment in the state prison for two, three, or four years. (c) Every person who, having been convicted of a felony under this section, commits a second or subsequent violation of this section shall be punished by imprisonment in the state prison for two, three, or four years. (d) For the purposes of this section, "harasses" means a knowing and willful course of conduct directed at a specific person that seriously alarms, annoys, torments, or terrorizes the person, and that serves no legitimate purpose. The course of conduct must be such as would cause a reasonable person to suffer substantial emotional distress, and must actually cause substantial emotional distress to the person. "Course of conduct" means a pattern of conduct composed of a series of acts over a period of time, however short, evidencing a continuity of purpose. Constitutionally protected activity is not included within the meaning of "course of conduct." (e) For the purposes of this section, "credible threat" means a verbal or written threat or a threat implied by a pattern of conduct or a combination of verbal or written statements and conduct made with the intent and the apparent ability to carry out the threat so as to cause the person who is the target of the threat to reasonably fear for his or her safety or the safety of his or her immediate family. The present incarceration of a person making the threat shall not be a bar to prosecution under this section. (f) This section shall not apply to conduct that occurs during labor picketing. (g) If probation is granted, or the execution or imposition of a sentence is suspended, for any person convicted under this section, it shall be a condition of probation that the person participate in counseling, as designated by the court. However, the court, upon a showing of good cause, may find that the counseling requirement shall not be imposed. (h) The court shall also consider issuing an order restraining the defendant from any contact with the victim, that may be valid for up to 10 years, as determined by the court. It is the intent of the Legislature that the length of any restraining order be based upon the seriousness of the facts before the court, the probability of future violations, and the safety of the victim and his or her immediate family. The duration of the restraining order may be longer than five years only in an extreme case, where a longer duration is necessary to protect the safety of the victim or his or her immediate family. (i) For purposes of this section, "immediate family" means any spouse, parent, child, any person related by consanguinity or affinity within the second degree, or any other person who regularly resides in the household, or who, within the prior six months, regularly resided in the household. (j) The court shall consider whether the defendant would benefit from treatment pursuant to Section 2684. If it is determined to be appropriate, the court shall recommend that the Department of Corrections make a certification as provided in Section 2684. Upon the certification, the defendant shall be evaluated and transferred to the appropriate hospital for treatment pursuant to Section 2684. (k) (1) The Department of Corrections, county sheriff, or director of the local department of corrections shall give notice not less than 15 days prior to the release from the state prison or a county jail of any person who is convicted of violating this section or convicted of a felony offense involving domestic violence, as defined in Section 6211 of the Family Code, to any person the court identifies as a victim of the offense, a family member of the victim, or a witness to the offense by telephone and certified mail at his or her last known address, upon request. A victim, family member, or witness shall keep the Department of Corrections or county sheriff informed of his or her current mailing address and telephone number to be entitled to receive notice. A victim may designate another person for the purpose of receiving notification. However, the duty to keep the Department of Corrections or county sheriff informed of a current mailing address and telephone number shall remain with the victim. (2) All information relating to any person who receives notice under this subdivision shall remain confidential and shall not be made available to the person convicted of violating this section. (3) For purposes of this subdivision, "release" includes a release from the state prison or a county jail because time has been served, a release from the state prison or a county jail to parole or probation supervision, or an escape from an institution or reentry facility. (4) The Department of Corrections or county sheriff shall give notice of an escape from an institution or reentry facility of any person convicted of violating this section or convicted of a felony offense involving domestic violence, as defined in Section 6211 of the Family Code, to the notice recipients described in paragraph (1). (5) Substantial compliance satisfies the notification requirements of paragraph (1). Colorado Statutes 18-3-206. Menacing. A person commits the crime of menacing if, by any threat or physical action, he knowingly places or attempts to place another person in fear of imminent serious bodily injury. Menacing is a class 3 misdemeanor, but, if committed by the use of a deadly weapon, it is a class 5 felony. _________________________________________________________________ Florida Statutes (Full Volume 1993) CHAPTER 784: ASSAULT; BATTERY; CULPABLE NEGLIGENCE 784.011 ASSAULT. --- (1) An "assault" is an intentional, unlawful threat by word or act to do violence to the person of another, coupled with an apparent ability to do so, and doing some act which creates a well-founded fear in such other person that such violence is imminent. (2) Whoever commits an assault shall be guilty of a misdemeanor of the second degree, punishable as provided in s. 775.082 or s. 775.083. History: s. 5, Feb. 10, 1832; RS 2400; GS 3226; RGS 5059; CGL 7161; s. 1, ch. 70-88; s. 729, ch 71-136; s. 17, ch. 74-383; s. 7, ch. 75-298; s. 171, ch. 91-224. Note. Former s. 784.02. 784.021 AGGRAVATED ASSAULT. --- (1) An "aggravated assault" is an assault: (a) With a deadly weapon without intent to kill; or (b) With an intent to commit a felony. (2) Whoever commits an aggravated assault shall be guilty of a felony of the third degree, punishable as provided in s. 775.082, s. 775.083, or s. 775.084. History: s. 2, ch. 3275, 1881; RS 2402; GS 3228; RGS 5061; CGL 7163; s. 1, ch. 29709, 1955; s. 1, ch. 57-345; s. 731, ch. 71-136; s. 18, ch. 74-383; s. 8, ch. 75-298. Note. Former s. 784.04. 784.048 STALKING; DEFINITIONS; PENALTIES. --- (1) As used in this section: (a) "Harasses" means to engage in a course of conduct directed at a specific person that causes substantial emotional distress in such person and serves no legitimate purpose. (b) "Course of conduct" means a pattern of conduct composed of a series of acts over a period of time, however short, evidencing a continuity of purpose. Constitutionally protected activity is not included within the meaning of "course of conduct." Such constitutionally protected activity includes picketing or other organized protests. (c) "Credible threat" means a threat made with the intent to cause the person who is the target of the threat to reasonably fear for his or her safety. The threat must be against the life of, or a threat to cause bodily injury to, a person. (2) Any person who willfully, maliciously, and repeatedly follows or harasses another person commits the offense of stalking, a misdemeanor of the first degree, punishable as provided in s. 775.082 or s. 775.083. (3) Any person who willfully, maliciously, and repeatedly follows or harasses another person, and makes a credible threat with the intent to place that person in reasonable fear of death or bodily injury, commits the offense of aggravated stalking, a felony of the third degree, punishable as provided in s. 775.082, s. 775.083, or s. 775.084. (4) Any person who, after an injunction for protection against repeat violence pursuant to s. 784.046, or an injunction for protection against domestic violence pursuant to s. 741.30, or after any other court-imposed prohibition of conduct toward the subject person or that person's property, knowingly, willfully, maliciously, and repeatedly follows or harasses another person commits the offense of aggravated stalking, a felony of the third degree, punishable as provided in s. 775.082, s. 775.083, or s. 775.084. (5) Any law enforcement officer may arrest, without a warrant, any person he or she has probable cause to believe has violated the provisions of this section. History: s. 1, ch. 92-208. 836.05 THREATS; EXTORTION. --- Whoever, either verbally or by a written or printed communication, maliciously threatens to accuse another of any crime or offense, or by such communication maliciously threatens an injury to the person, property or reputation of another, or maliciously threatens to expose another to disgrace, or to expose any secret affecting another, or to impute any deformity or lack of chastity to another, with intent thereby to extort money or any pecuniary advantage whatsoever, or with intent to compel the person so threatened, or any other person, to do any act or refrain from doing any act against his will, shall be guilty of a felony of the second degree, punishable as provided in s. 775.082, s. 775.083, or s. 775.084. History: s. 42, sub-ch. 3, ch. 1637, 1868; RS 2420; GS 3261; RGS 5092; CGL 7194; s. 1, ch. 57-254; s. 991, ch. 71-136. 836.10 WRITTEN THREATS TO KILL OR DO BODILY INJURY; PUNISHMENT. --- If any person writes or composes and also sends or procures the sending of any letter or inscribed communication, so written or composed, whether such letter or communication be signed or anonymous, to any person, containing a threat to kill or to do bodily injury to the person to whom such letter or communication is sent, or a threat to kill or do bodily injury to any member of the family of the person to whom such letter or communication is sent, the person so writing or composing and so sending or procuring the sending of such letter or communication, shall be guilty of a felony of the second degree, punishable as provided in s. 775.082, s. 775.083, or s. 775.084. History: s. 1, ch. 6503, 1913; RGS 5094; CGL 7196; s. 995, ch. 71-136. Indiana Code 35-45-2-1 Enacted 1976 Amended 1994 IC 35-45-2-1 Sec. 1. (a) A person who communicates a threat to another person, with the intent that: (1) the other person engage in conduct against his will; or (2) the other person be placed in fear of retaliation for a prior lawful act; commits intimidation, a Class A misdemeanor. (b) However, the offense is a: (1) Class D felony if: (A) the threat is to commit a forcible felony; (B) the person to whom the threat is communicated: (i) is a law enforcement officer; (ii) is a judge or bailiff of any court; (iii) is a witness (or the spouse or child of a witness) in any pending criminal proceeding against the person making the threat; or (iv) is an employee of a school corporation; or (C) the person has a prior unrelated conviction for an offense under this section concerning the same victim; and (2) Class C felony if, while committing it, the person draws or uses a deadly weapon. (c) "Threat" means an expression, by words or action, of an intention to: (1) unlawfully injure the person threatened or another person, or damage property; (2) unlawfully subject a person to physical confinement or restraint; (3) commit a crime; (4) unlawfully withhold official action, or cause such withholding; (5) unlawfully withhold testimony or information with respect to another person's legal claim or defense, except for a reasonable claim for witness fees or expenses; (6) expose the person threatened to hatred, contempt, disgrace, or ridicule; or (7) falsely harm the credit or business reputation of the person threatened. As added by Acts 1976, P.L.148, SEC.5. Amended by Acts 1977, P.L.340, SEC.71; Acts 1981, P.L.300, SEC.3; P.L.183-1984, SEC.6; P.L.325-1985, SEC.1; P.L.242-1993, SEC.3; P.L.164-1993, SEC.12; P.L.1-1994, SEC.169. _________________________________________________________________ IC 35-45-2-2 Sec. 2. (a) A person who, with intent to harass, annoy, or alarm another person but with no intent of legitimate communication: (1) makes a telephone call, whether or not a conversation ensues; (2) communicates with a person anonymously or otherwise, by telegraph, mail, or other form of written communication; or (3) transmits a false or obscene message, or indecent or profane words, on a Citizens Radio Service channel; commits harassment, a Class B misdemeanor. (b) A message is obscene if: (1) the average person, applying contemporary community standards, finds that the dominant theme of the message, taken as a whole, appeals to the prurient interest in sex; (2) the message refers to sexual conduct in a patently offensive way; and (3) the message, taken as a whole, lacks serious artistic, literary, political, or scientific value. As added by Acts 1976, P.L.148, SEC.5. Amended by Acts 1977, P.L.340, SEC.72; Acts 1977, P.L.343, SEC.1; Acts 1978, P.L.82, SEC.4. New York Penal Code Sec 240.25. Harassment in the first degree. ' 240.25 Harassment in the first degree. A person is guilty of harassment in the first degree when he or she intentionally and repeatedly harasses another person by following such person in or about a public place or places or by engaging in a course of conduct or by repeatedly committing acts which places such person in reasonable fear of physical injury. This section shall not apply to activities regulated by the national labor relations act, as amended, the railway labor act, as amended, or the federal employment labor management act, as amended. Harassment in the first degree is a class B misdemeanor. Sec 240.26. Harassment in the second degree. ' 240.26 Harassment in the second degree. A person is guilty of harassment in the second degree when, with intent to harass, annoy or alarm another person: 1. He or she strikes, shoves, kicks or otherwise subjects such other person to physical contact, or attempts or threatens to do the same; or 2. He or she follows a person in or about a public place or places; or 3. He or she engages in a course of conduct or repeatedly commits acts which alarm or seriously annoy such other person and which serve no legitimate purpose. Subdivisions two and three of this section shall not apply to activities regulated by the national labor relations act, as amended, the railway labor act, as amended, or the federal employment labor management act, as amended. Harassment in the second degree is a violation. Sec 240.30. Aggravated harassment in the second degree. ' 240.30 Aggravated harassment in the second degree. A person is guilty of aggravated harassment in the second degree when, with intent to harass, annoy, threaten or alarm another person, he or she: 1. Communicates, or causes a communication to be initiated by mechanical or electronic means or otherwise, with a person, anonymously or otherwise, by telephone, or by telegraph, mail or any other form of written communication, in a manner likely to cause annoyance or alarm; or 2. Makes a telephone call, whether or not a conversation ensues, with no purpose of legitimate communication; or 3. Strikes, shoves, kicks, or otherwise subjects another person to physical contact, or attempts or threatens to do the same because of the race, color, religion or national origin of such person; or 4. Commits the crime of harassment in the first degree and has previously been convicted of the crime of harassment in the first degree as defined by section 240.25 of this article within the preceding ten years. Aggravated harassment in the second degree is a class A misdemeanor. . Sec. 120.30 Promoting a suicide attempt. A person is guilty of promoting a suicide attempt when he intentionally causes or aids another person to attempt suicide. Promoting a suicide attempt is a class E felony. . Wyoming Criminal Code 6-2-402. Blackmail; aggravated blackmail; penalties. (a) A person commits blackmail if, with the intent to obtain property of another or to compel action or inaction by any person against his will, the person: (i) Threatens bodily injury or injury to the property of another person; or (ii) Accuses or threatens to accuse a person of a crime or immoral conduct which would tend to degrade or disgrace the person or subject him to the ridicule or contempt of society. (b) Except as provided in subsection (c) of this section, blackmail is a felony punishable by imprisonment for not more than ten (10) years. (c) A person commits aggravated blackmail, a felony punishable by imprisonment for not less than five (5) years nor more than twenty-five (25) years if in the course of committing the crime of blackmail the person causes bodily injury to another person. (d) As used in this section "in the course of committing the crime" includes the time during which an attempt to commit the crime or in which flight after the attempt or commission occurred. (e) Conduct denoted blackmail in this section constitutes a single offense embracing the separate crimes formerly known as blackmail and extortion. Source: Laws 1982, ch. 75, 3; 1983, ch. 171, 1; 1984, ch. 44, 2. 6-2-506. Stalking; penalty. (a) As used in this section: (i) "Course of conduct" means a pattern of conduct composed of a series of acts over any period of time evidencing a continuity of purpose; (ii) "Harass" means to engage in a course of conduct, including but not limited to verbal threats, written threats, vandalism or nonconsensual physical contact, directed at a specific person or the family of a specific person, which the defendant knew or should have known would cause a reasonable person to suffer substantial emotional distress, and which does in fact seriously alarm the person toward whom it is directed. (b) Unless otherwise provided by law, a person commits the crime of stalking if, with intent to harass another person, the person engages in a course of conduct reasonably likely to harass that person, including but not limited to any combination of the following: (i) Communicating, anonymously or otherwise, or causing a communication with another person by verbal, electronic, mechanical, telegraphic, telephonic or written means in a manner that harasses; (ii) Following a person, other than within the residence of the defendant; (iii) Placing a person under surveillance by remaining present outside his or her school, place of employment, vehicle, other place occupied by the person, or residence other than the residence of the defendant; or (iv) Otherwise engaging in a course of conduct that harasses another person. (c) This section does not apply to an otherwise lawful demonstration, assembly or picketing. (d) Except as provided under subsection (e) of this section, stalking is a misdemeanor punishable by imprisonment for not more than six (6) months, a fine of not more than seven hundred fifty dollars ($750.00), or both. (e) A person convicted of stalking under subsection (b) of this section is guilty of felony stalking punishable by imprisonment for not more than ten (10) years, if: (i) The act or acts leading to the conviction occurred within five (5) years of a prior conviction under this subsection, or under subsection (b) of this section, or under a substantially similar law of another jurisdiction; (ii) The defendant caused serious bodily harm to the victim or another person in conjunction with committing the offense of stalking; (iii) The defendant committed the offense of stalking in violation of any condition of probation, parole or bail; or (iv) The defendant committed the offense of stalking in violation of a temporary or permanent order of protection issued pursuant to W.S. 7-3-508 or 7-3-509, or pursuant to a substantially similar law of another jurisdiction. Source: Laws 1993, ch. 92, 1. I'm sure other states have similar laws. -- --Rob Levandowski Computer Interest Floor associate / University of Rochester macwhiz@cif.rochester.edu [Opinions expressed are mine, not UR's.]

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