Keith does have a very good legal firm representing him. I hope they
can be brought up to speed about Co$, and I suspect they are. And I
wouldn't suggest trying to short-circuit them at the moment.
However, personal messages of support to Keith would probably be gladly
welcome. (Thanks for the nudge. I'll fax something tomorrow. Keep in
mind that anything you say or fax *will* be read by other people. So any
impressive professional connections that you're free to add to your
greeting might make a favourable impression on someone) I'd guess "H.
Keith Henson c/o Metro Toronto West Detention Centre" on the fax. If
that doesn't work. (if Gregg doesn't mind) forward them to Gregg and he
could hand-carry them?
The first hurdle has been passed: Keith isn't dangerous. (Odd how Gold
was so terrified...)
Bonus points: The Co$ tip-off connection has apparently been admitted
Penalty points: Two officers seem to be holding to the Co$ "mad-bomber"
"shore story" for some reason. I'm not about to speculate why at this
time. I'm pretty sure that ARS is read by the Metro Toronto Police
Force (pardon, in these Mega-Toronto days if I got the name wrong).
(Once I made the mistake of quoting *exactly* what an officer said to
someone who ripped a flyer out of my hand in a picket report. This was
a damned bad mistake on my part, because it rebounded back from ARS onto
that fine officer, hopefully with nothing more than a finger-shaking.)
So I will only say that, at the moment, that I hope those officers who
are so adamant about Co$'s story about Keith reconsider -- exactly who
has the better track record? Keith Henson with a single dubious
conviction, or Co$ Toronto with two criminal convictions, as well as
criminal convictions by individual members who are still in positions of
power in Co$ Toronto? Plus all the other international convictions?
Think about it guys, because other people are probably listening from on
And it doesn't stop there. Keith's case has lots of keywords that would
attract other people. Pipebombs, explosives, foreign fugitive, high
risk take down, Tom Cruise Missiles, Attack Eagles, GPS laser
painting... *sigh* If CSIS and/or the RCMP don't have this on at least
a low grade "watch list", they're asleep at the stick, but I doubt they
are. (Plus it's a damned fine excuse to browse interesting stuff on
company time, ain't it? ;^) Start with
http://wpxx02.toxi.uni-wuerzburg.de/~cowen/go/ Scientology's Stazi.
Hell, if the US gov equivs can set-up facial recognition/crime database
systems in real time at the Superbowl, and actually catch people (did
they use Virage?), scanning ARS shouldn't a problem. But, of course,
those people collect information, they don't always release it.
But enough of playing the shadow game. :^) (Last time, I got Co$
Toronto to admit that they monitored ARS and passed out morning briefing
notes before each picket. All by wearing a t-shirt.)
Okay, on with reality...
Second hurdle to go: Getting Keith some sort of status that will enable
him to remain in Canada, pending. Pending what? Either deportation
hearings, or waiting for political refugee status. That's Keith's
lawyers' job, and they're running that show because they know the turf
and they're good at it. Don't touch unless you know what you are doing,
and I'd clear that through Gregg to Keith's lawyers. (I'm not in the
loop at all, but that just makes sense. Gregg, comments?)
After that, there will be other hurdles, but they shouldn't be too
So, I'd say: Alert and educate the press, don't joggle the lawyers'
elbows, give Keith your personal support -- with a bunch more for Arel
Ron of that ilk.
From: ptsc <ptsc AT nym DOT alias DOT net>
Subject: Re: Tell the Toronto Swat team the Truth About Keith!
Date: Sat, 02 Jun 2001 09:44:08 -0400
On 1 Jun 2001 23:15:08 -0500, Anonymous wrote: > Metro Toronto West Detention Centre
NOTE: IMPORTANT! This is NOT the SWAT Team! This just happens to be where Keith is currently being detained, and these people are merely his caretakers at present. Now why would someone post a deceptive message like this in an effort to get Keith's jailers angry at him? Well, it's the newscene.com troll again, attempting to put Keith's very life in jeopardy with this malicious and tortious intermeddling. Considering that this is the same poster who posted gloating posts about Keith's "heart condition" and how tough it is in jail "for a 58 year old man" this should be considered malicious mischief and an attempt to cause legal trouble for Keith. However, if you want to call this number, leave a message for Keith with your number and he may or may not be able to call you back collect. Do NOT take advice from any malicious, criminally insane poster whose Path: line looks like this. Path: news2.lightlink.com!news.lightlink.com!nntp-out.monmouth.com!newspeer.monmouth.com!newshub2.home.com!news.home.com!news.maxwell.syr.edu!newsfeed.icl.net!novia!sequencer.newscene.com!not-for-mail This person is attempting to cause violence to be committed against Keith in jail. I consider this criminal activity and those who care about Keith will take whatever action to neutralize this threat. Note again--this is the same poster who was posting death threats against Keith. ptsc