There are two recent matters. For one I scanned in the order in the bankruptcy matter.
It is 25 pages! I will take advice on if it should be posted here for searching, but in the meantime, it is here
A good section is on page 20.
"For its part, Creditor may not have purposely fanned the flames of Debtor's emotional state, but the Court's 30 volume file of this case with 490 docket entries shows that Creditor has been zealous in pursuit of a remedy, including extensive discovery, an unsuccessful motion to recuse the undersigned, an unsuccessful motion to have the case dismissed under the fugitive disentitlement doctrine, an unsuccessful summary judgment motion, and numerous unsuccessful efforts to appeal, have writs issued, and have the District Court withdraw its reference of the case to the Bankruptcy Court."
Folks are welcome to repost any or all of it here and make comments.
It is a fact that the bankruptcy court has not been used for the purpose to which it was established, since scientology has spent some large multiple (ten times? twenty times?) of my net worth using the bankruptcy court as a weapon. With the latest, they can and have informally indicated that they intend to pursue me outside of the bankruptcy court for the rest of my life.
The other recent thing was our motion in the case against the Toronto and Halton cops to force separate counsel for them since Halton should really be a co plaintiff instead of a defendant. (They were maliciously misled by Toronto in a number of ways.) That didn't go well, luck of the draw got us Brian King. The previous judge had read the papers and said there were serious allegations, and asked if the joint counsel wanted to continue trying to ride two horses. This just took Kevin A. McGivney's (from the firm Borden Ladner Gervais) word that his clients wanted him to continue acting for both of them and fined me $250 for bringing the motion.
Overall though, it was well worth it. In the course of fighting the motion, McGivney was out sick for a while. During that time we think someone from his office sent us the discovery material. Among the documents was a really shocking letter from Pat Felske written a few days before I was arrested at the Oakville Place Mall. I incorporated part of the letter into this letter not long after I got it. You are seeing it now because when asked McGivney said he had seen it. I suppose the Chief would have shared my letter with the police's law firm, and they, of course are either sharing files with scientology or are infiltrated. McGivney certainly seems to have been taking smirk lessons from them. :-)
2237 Munns Ave.
Oakville, ON L6H 3M9
Sept 20, 2002
Chief of Police
Toronto Police Service
40 College Street
Toronto, Ontario M5G 2J3
Dear Chief Fantino:
This is being sent postal mail rather than email on the advice of John D. Neily who says you may not have email. This make is harder to read because it lacks the hyperlinks. I can send you a linked version if someone around you has email.
Mr. Hagglund and I are involved in a small claims action against the Toronto and Halton police over an incident that happened May 28, 2001.
Most of the below is from an Internet news group posting I have circulated privately but have not yet made public. Several reporters know about it.
Tuesday, September 10, 2002 the lawyers representing the Toronto and Halton police gave our lawyer a stack of papers about 3.5 inches thick. Wednesday Gregg picked them up and I skimmed the whole mess of them. Lots of duplicates, most of it I had seen before, but this one stood out like a sore thumb.
It is now a public document.
TO: [Blacked out]
FROM: Mrs. Pat Felske
Church[sic] of Scientology of Toronto
DATE: 22 May 2001
RE: MR. KEITH HENSON
Dear [Blacked out]
As you requested, the following is a brief chronology of the actions takers with the Toronto police since the arrival of Mr. Henson, convicted hate mongerer from the United States.
12 May 2001
Mr. Henson, accompanied by a Mr. Greg Hagglund and four other individuals, arrived at the Colony Hotel located in downtown Toronto. They picketed the hotel front and back
<snip> (See attached for the full letter.)
22 May 2001
Det. Steve Bone of 52 CIB contacts Mrs. Felske and indicates that the police are going to try to pursue an immigration infraction in relation to Mr. Henson, which would require that they take him into custody. This will occur in a day or so, as they are first obtaining a warrant. He indicates that they appreciate all the information that Mrs. Felske has provided. Det. Bone indicates that he doesn't want it mentioned to Mr. Henson or Mr. Hagglund what the police are doing, as Mr. Henson may flee. Right now they know where he is.
I trust that the above will fill you in on what my contacts have been with the police. Attached you will find the complaint filed by Mr. Bryenton.
Mrs. Pat Felske
Director of Special Affairs
Now it takes a bit of background to understand the significance of the next to last paragraph. Detective Steven Bone of the Toronto Criminal Investigation Bureau is not a new name on the Internet news group alt.religion.scientology:
Toronto Picket Report: April 15, 2001. The OSA Frustration ... ... allegations were made by DSA Al Buttnor to 52 Division CIB Detective S. Bone. Indeed, the Toronto Org made several calls to police making false claims about ... (two other links snipped)
He is a fairly senior Toronto officer who has been investigating (for the last three plus years) Gregg's long list of complaints about the criminal harassment scientology has conducted against Gregg, his wife, his parents, and his siblings. Gregg has had numerous death threats, on street while picketing, on the Internet and over the phone. Other acts included, intimidation of his parents and siblings and their families; harassment of Gregg's family in his home, defaming Gregg to his neighbours; attempted extortion; assault; and stalking. A scientologist has made a series of hate posting on the Internet against Gregg and a malicious false written accusation that, if taken seriously by the police, would get him fired from his job as a school bus driver. Scientology agents have even tried to damage him through trademark infringement!
Gregg's wife was defamed numerous times to her employer, the Toronto School Board, who had to use lawyers to force scientology's agents to back off. This also constituted an emotional assault on Gregg's wife. She was also stalked and photographed at a private event. A recent telephone threat indicated that she is being followed to and from work. Det. Bone even did a videotape interview of Gregg's wife for several hours over two years ago about scientologists harassing her at her job. He well understands scientology's tactics--and has expressed fear of them to Gregg.
Scientology is well known for these tactics.
"Every aspect of this case demonstrates the very real and persistent malice of Scientology." Supreme Court of Canada in Hill vs Church of Scientology, file no 24216, 1995.
Det. Bone has recently excused the slowness of the investigation by telling Gregg that the Crown (prosecutors) just don't want to take on a scientology case because they don't want to "lift the tail of a skunk." There were earlier excuses of not having the resources and still earlier ones about not wanting to arrest several scientologists on charges that would be "dealt away" because he wanted get enough to justify a massive raid and get the lot of them for criminal conspiracy as well as criminal harassment.
Det. Bone has expressed the opinion to Gregg that the mass of paper scientology supplied to the police to get Gregg and me taken down in the shopping mall was "transparently biased" and did not disagree with Gregg characterizing Toronto officers Glavin and Bonefant as "cowboys." While Gregg was concerned that this multi year investigation was not making progress, he was still keeping his knowledge of this police investigation closely held and kept reporting new developments and harassments to Det. Bone--such as this: Aug. 31, 2002 a person misrepresenting himself as a bank employee called up and tried to scam information about where I work out of me. We reported it to the local police, but since that incident was rather likely a continuation of scientology's criminal harassment that has been going on for years, they deferred to Toronto, telling us the proper course of action was to report the incident it to Det. Steven Bone. We did, faxing him the details, phone numbers, names and other information we had collected.
Since then we have heard (from a source that may not be reliable) that the real name of this person is different from the name we found on his voice mail.
I reported this fraudulent call to the local branch of the bank involved and gave them Det. Bone's phone number. I later checked back with them and they told me that Det. Bone had told them there was no crime under Canadian law because a specific person had to be impersonated for such a scam to be a crime. I found this to be unlikely, at least I suspect I would get in trouble scamming information out of someone by claiming to be from a bank and said so. (See sections 403 A and C of the Canadian Criminal Code)
The bank called Det. Bone and he called me back within minutes saying they were working on it and asking me not to call the bank again. He also made the claim to me that he had been to the Crown and the Crown does not think this case is interesting because no specific person was being impersonated. I said I didn't think that was so because the name used is common enough a large bank should have someone of that name. So I didn't call the local branch again, I called the main number in the US and found that they indeed had not one but two people of that name working for them. I got the bank's security folks interested (in the process, inoculated three people with the full xenu story) and one of their security guys said he was leaving a message for Det. Bone.
Same day Det. Bone told me about the Crown's disinterest in prosecuting the scam, he told Gregg that this might be the break they needed to get resources for the criminal harassment case and that he was getting a search warrant to go through the guy's cell phone records and to be patient because it would take time.
Now IF you can trust a scientology document produced this way, it looks like Det. Bone was not just investigating scientology's criminal harassment of Gregg and his family, he was taking an active part in it. It is for certain that being taken down by a dozen armed-to-the-teeth SWAT team members was more harassment than the all the years Gregg took of being pushed around on the sidewalk while picketing by scientology's goon squad members. (Gregg had nightmares about the takedown for the better part of a year that declined only after professional counselling.)
But even if Det. Bone had no idea Glavin and Bonenfant were going to use this level of violence against us, anyone could figure out that having a house guest arrested is a viciously unfriendly act--especially when you know that the arrest target has a lawyer and is working to straighten out his status.
There are other indications, a fax header sheet dated May 24, 2001 that Det. Bone was involved in the chain of moving documents for scientology to Immigration. I have two pages of the case print from Hemet, which was faxed from Elliot Abelson's bootlicker Robert K. Schwarz on May 17, 2001. Stephen Bone (according to the cover sheet) then faxed these pages on May 24, 2001 to both Bonenfant and Edith [Ismail Decaire] my Immigration case officer.
Now technically, this would be ok for Det. Bone to do, I was (and still am) a fugitive from the scientology corrupted Riverside courts and he was only doing his duty to go after me on scientology's request. However, Gregg had talked to Det. Bone shortly after May 17 so Det. Bone knew about my situation. He knew for certain that I had a well-known immigration lawyer, was in the process of making my status here official, and that I was staying with Gregg. He probably knew I had an appointment with my immigration lawyer for the very day after I was arrested. So what Pat Felske says is consistent with Det. Bone's knowledge of the situation.
Using information you get from a victim this way has, in my estimation, serious ethical issues. If you know a nervous victim, the target of many episodes of harassment, has a fugitive staying in his house, why not just ask him to turn the guy in before the cops scare the hell out of him with a possibly violent arrest? Or at least have the arrest done when the victim is not around. Can you make the case that the police took the action most in keeping with scientology's ongoing program against Gregg of criminal harassment? The police had motive, to get the incessantly whining scientologists off their phone lines, but that's hardly an excuse to join scientology's organized program of criminal harassment.
I don't regard the issue as closed because this could be a false letter introduced into the file to get us to draw false conclusions about this police officer. That's subtler than scientology usually manages, but possible. It is also possible that Pat Felske was just lying here and that this letter--probably intended to be sent to Immigration by a lawyer-- contains outright fabrications about a phone call from Det. Bone that didn't happen.
If you credit Pat's letter, Det. Bone was deeply involved in the events that led up to the Oakville Place Mall SWAT team arrest of Gregg and me and from his fax he was a least being used as a conduit for information scientology wanted passed on to Glavin and Bonenfant. (We will find out since Felske, Bone, or both will be called as witnesses in the small claims action.) After being involved in any way in helping scientology use the police to further traumatize Gregg, continuing to be Gregg's contact for the criminal harassment investigation against scientology seems extraordinary at the best. It reeks with the potential for abuse.
After my experiences with Deputy Tony Greer from Hemet, California I know should not be dismayed about scientology "influencing" cops, but old habits did hard, and trusting cops was one of them. [End of report]
PS Gregg called Det. Bone early Sept 12 and talked to him about this letter. He isn't sure if he talked to Galvin and Bonenfant before or after the Oakville Mall arrest. I faxed him a copy of the Felske letter below on Sept 12 or 13. As of September 20, 2002 there has been no comment about the letter from Det. Bone.
March 9, 2003 comment.
Although the investigation of the phone call went nowhere, it was not the fault of Det Bone. A technical glitch at the phone company lost the proper number and Det. Bone spent considerable effort investigating what turned out to be a dead end. Though I still have issues about what Pat Felske wrote, Det. Bone got resources (possibly this letter had some effect) and did a good job in trying to locate the bank scam guy.
(The audio tape of that call is on the operatingthetan site, and the location was mentioned on a.r.s, but I can't locate it at the moment.