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Narconon and Other Scientology Front Groups => Narconon in Oklahoma => Topic started by: Intelligence on July 26, 2012, 20:19

Title: Next Narconon Arrowhead Protest is - August 25th 1 - 6 pm
Post by: Intelligence on July 26, 2012, 20:19
I don't usually Post Dates for Protests on here, but I think because of the recent Deaths, it is appropriate.

Narconon Arrowhead Protest - From 1 pm to 6 pm.

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Title: Re: Next Narconon Arrowhead Protest is - August 25th 1 - 6 pm
Post by: BigBeard on July 26, 2012, 20:48
Whoa! narCONon protest on my birthday!! Wish I could be there, but I'll be on the road trying to make some money to pay the bills that week.
Title: Re: Next Narconon Arrowhead Protest is - August 25th 1 - 6 pm
Post by: Intelligence on July 26, 2012, 21:09

David Love Will Be At Arrowhead Protest- 8-25-12

Published on Jul 26, 2012 by BERTLEAHY


David Love will be at the Arrowhead Protest 8-25-12. I will be there shooting video.


http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=UQzaYAKWp-w
Title: Re: Next Narconon Arrowhead Protest is - August 25th 1 - 6 pm
Post by: SocialTransparency on July 26, 2012, 21:27

David Love Will Be At Arrowhead Protest- 8-25-12

Published on Jul 26, 2012 by BERTLEAHY


David Love will be at the Arrowhead Protest 8-25-12. I will be there shooting video.


http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=UQzaYAKWp-w


Sweet.
Title: Re: Next Narconon Arrowhead Protest is - August 25th 1 - 6 pm
Post by: cnhender on July 27, 2012, 09:24
I will have updated fliers sometime on Sunday. We MUST stay away from Anon branding, even Chanology....it will back fire on us.
Title: Re: Next Narconon Arrowhead Protest is - August 25th 1 - 6 pm
Post by: ethercat on July 27, 2012, 09:36
Thanks, Colin.  In Georgia, we found the anonymous branding didn't work for us either. 

Different strokes for different folks.  Do what works, as long as it's sincere.   :)
Title: Re: Next Narconon Arrowhead Protest is - August 25th 1 - 6 pm
Post by: mirele on July 27, 2012, 10:29
Put me down as tentative. I'm trying to work out how I can attend without offending relatives in OKC, Shawnee and Ada if I don't bother to stop by and visit. Or I might just have to plan on spending a week, driving around to see the relatives and fitting in a NN protest around that....
Title: Re: Next Narconon Arrowhead Protest is - August 25th 1 - 6 pm
Post by: Mary_McConnell on July 27, 2012, 11:17
Good!
Title: Re: Next Narconon Arrowhead Protest is - August 25th 1 - 6 pm
Post by: ethercat on July 27, 2012, 12:34
Put me down as tentative. I'm trying to work out how I can attend without offending relatives in OKC, Shawnee and Ada if I don't bother to stop by and visit. Or I might just have to plan on spending a week, driving around to see the relatives and fitting in a NN protest around that....

Welcome to Tipping Point, mirele.  Glad you made it over here.   :)
Title: Re: Next Narconon Arrowhead Protest is - August 25th 1 - 6 pm
Post by: Intelligence on July 27, 2012, 14:51
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Title: Re: Next Narconon Arrowhead Protest is - August 25th 1 - 6 pm
Post by: Mary_McConnell on July 27, 2012, 15:22
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Title: Re: Next Narconon Arrowhead Protest is - August 25th 1 - 6 pm
Post by: Intelligence on July 27, 2012, 15:25
We/I do learn from our mistakes. My POST is deleted :)

Have a nice day. (((HUGS)))

.
Title: Re: Next Narconon Arrowhead Protest is - August 25th 1 - 6 pm
Post by: Mary_McConnell on July 27, 2012, 15:40
We/I do learn from our mistakes. My POST is deleted :)

Have a nice day. (((HUGS)))

.

Thank you, my friend. I deleted mine, too :)

 Have a nice day, too ((HUGS))
Title: Re: Next Narconon Arrowhead Protest is - August 25th 1 - 6 pm
Post by: SocialTransparency on July 27, 2012, 19:13
We MUST stay away from Anon branding, even Chanology....it will back fire on us.
:::-O-::: \*/ L-O-: C{{O}}2 o=R=o
Title: Re: Next Narconon Arrowhead Protest is - August 25th 1 - 6 pm
Post by: Intelligence on July 27, 2012, 19:20
We MUST stay away from Anon branding, even Chanology....it will back fire on us.
:::-O-::: \*/ L-O-: C{{O}}2 o=R=o

I actually met Paul Watson at a protest speech in Stanley Park in the late 1970's :-)
Title: Re: Next Narconon Arrowhead Protest is - August 25th 1 - 6 pm
Post by: SocialTransparency on July 27, 2012, 21:38
We MUST stay away from Anon branding, even Chanology....it will back fire on us.
:::-O-::: \*/ L-O-: C{{O}}2 o=R=o

I actually met Paul Watson at a protest speech in Stanley Park in the late 1970's :-)
Very cool. He is an honorable man.
Title: Re: Next Narconon Arrowhead Protest is - August 25th 1 - 6 pm
Post by: Intelligence on July 27, 2012, 22:40
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Title: Re: Next Narconon Arrowhead Protest is - August 25th 1 - 6 pm
Post by: SocialTransparency on July 27, 2012, 23:43

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Title: Re: Next Narconon Arrowhead Protest is - August 25th 1 - 6 pm
Post by: mefree on July 28, 2012, 08:02
^^^^
This and protest plans are awesome!
Title: Re: Next Narconon Arrowhead Protest is - August 25th 1 - 6 pm
Post by: SocialTransparency on July 28, 2012, 12:09
(http://i779.photobucket.com/albums/yy75/sbysbys/InMemoryOfPWD-2-1.jpg)

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Title: Re: Next Narconon Arrowhead Protest is - August 25th 1 - 6 pm
Post by: Intelligence on July 28, 2012, 14:25
Just purchased Flight from Travel Agent to Oklahoma - - will NOT post ANY Intinerary here,
 but I will be in Oklahoma for five (5) days. :)
Title: Re: Next Narconon Arrowhead Protest is - August 25th 1 - 6 pm
Post by: mefree on July 28, 2012, 14:30
 :)
Title: Re: Next Narconon Arrowhead Protest is - August 25th 1 - 6 pm
Post by: mefree on August 04, 2012, 09:17
Is there a protest planning thread, somewhere? Just a few considerations that you may want to add in a protest planning thread. I know you guys have been super busy.

The weather: It's hot! Candian, OK has been under excessive heat warnings.
http://www.city-data.com/forecast/w-Canadian-Oklahoma.html

In addition to location and time you might add some info on

Travel:
Lodging:

Bring:
* Yourself and your friends! Friends of friends!
* Signs
* Flyers
* H20, H20, H20
*Sunscreen
* Trash bags
* Good spirits and a cool head
* Cameras, still and video

Other miscellany:

* Police are notified
* Masks are illegal, but we've had no problems with sunglasses, hats, wigs, face paint, as long as they don't cover the majority of your face.  (Mask laws in OK?)
* Please contact media (I think you have this covered, correct?)
* No "honk if ..." or "... hate ..." signs.

EC: Do we have an old protest announcement around here? Darn, if I could find one.
Title: Re: Next Narconon Arrowhead Protest is - August 25th 1 - 6 pm
Post by: SocialTransparency on August 04, 2012, 12:12
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Title: Re: Next Narconon Arrowhead Protest is - August 25th 1 - 6 pm
Post by: mefree on August 04, 2012, 13:44
(http://i779.photobucket.com/albums/yy75/sbysbys/rockybull-flash-1.jpg)

lol!
Title: Re: Next Narconon Arrowhead Protest is - August 25th 1 - 6 pm
Post by: Intelligence on August 04, 2012, 14:07
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http://www.wireservice.ca/index.php?module=News&func=display&sid=8620

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WireService.ca Press Release - August 4, 2012 - Many others from around North America vow they will be at Narconon Arrowhead protest because of the recent patient deaths inside this Scientology Rehab center. Public, government, and health agency awareness is the focus and they hope to bring an end to anymore deaths and other abuses commonly cited at many Narconons around the globe.

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August 4, 2012 - Colin Henderson, Bert Leahy, David Edgar Love, and many others will be at Narconon Arrowhead in Oklahoma on August 25, 2012 to protest the recent patient deaths inside this Scientology Rehab center. Public and government agency awareness is the focus and we hope to bring an end to anymore deaths and other abuses commonly cited at many Narconons around the globe. Hope to see you there. Free HUGS!

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=BxG92z4dxoo
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http://narcononcanada.com/2012/08/04/scientology-rehab-protest-august-25-2012/

https://whyweprotest.net/community/threads/august-25th-narconon-arrowhead-protest.104061/

http://www.forum.exscn.net/showthread.php?28029-Protest-at-Narconon-Arrowhead-August-25-2012-1-pm-to-6-pm

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Just came back from a logistics meeting and will have more details early next week. Some are flying into Tulsa - - some into Oklahoma City. Will post names of nearest Motel/Hotels ASAP.

Confirmed a couple days ago there most likely will be Arial Videographing.

.
Title: Re: Next Narconon Arrowhead Protest is - August 25th 1 - 6 pm
Post by: mefree on August 04, 2012, 14:35
Thanks for the update!
Title: Re: Next Narconon Arrowhead Protest is - August 25th 1 - 6 pm
Post by: SocialTransparency on August 15, 2012, 09:53

 I have a question as to the timing of the planned upcoming August 25th 2012 Narconon Arrowhead protest. Would not a protest during the Narconon Arrowhead FSM (Field Service Member) Conference 2012 slated for September 28th and 29th send a louder more meaningful message from a PR perspective?

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Title: Re: Next Narconon Arrowhead Protest is - August 25th 1 - 6 pm
Post by: Mary_McConnell on August 15, 2012, 11:04

 I have a question as to the timing of the planned upcoming August 25th 2012 Narconon Arrowhead protest. Would not a protest during the Narconon Arrowhead FSM (Field Service Member) Conference 2012 slated for September 28th and 29th send a louder more meaningful message from a PR perspective?

(http://i779.photobucket.com/albums/yy75/sbysbys/376727_370860799652413_1071901711_n.jpg)

I'm sure it would but it this conference just became known to Colin and everything is already planned. People made travel arrangements and such. Quite a few people are coming from out-of-state. Even Mark Bunker of xenutv will be there as well I believe :)
Title: Re: Next Narconon Arrowhead Protest is - August 25th 1 - 6 pm
Post by: mefree on August 19, 2012, 07:14
Colin Henderson created these flyers. The eye in the artwork was drawn by Gabriel Graves while he was at Narconon Arrowhead. Nice job, Colin!

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Title: Re: Next Narconon Arrowhead Protest is - August 25th 1 - 6 pm
Post by: SocialTransparency on August 19, 2012, 10:37
Colin Henderson created these flyers. The eye in the artwork was drawn by Gabriel Graves while he was at Narconon Arrowhead. Nice job, Colin!

(https://sphotos-a.xx.fbcdn.net/hphotos-snc7/s720x720/574609_3902259473908_318087855_n.jpg)

(https://sphotos-b.xx.fbcdn.net/hphotos-snc7/s720x720/581253_3902867449107_894756628_n.jpg)

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Excellent work.  "Mothers Against Narconon" .
Title: Re: Next Narconon Arrowhead Protest is - August 25th 1 - 6 pm
Post by: ethercat on August 19, 2012, 19:13
Very nice.  Thanks, Colin, for including the link to this site - Reaching4.info
Title: Re: Next Narconon Arrowhead Protest is - August 25th 1 - 6 pm
Post by: mefree on August 20, 2012, 21:18
Protest Planned At Scientology Based Drug Rehab Center In OK (http://www.news9.com/story/19325010/protest-planned-in-sayre-at-scientology-based-drug-rehab-center)
20 August 2012, 8:14 pm

A protest is planned at Narconon this weekend, as a State Senator says he will try to shut down the controversial program.

more, including video at http://www.news9.com/story/19325010/protest-planned-in-sayre-at-scientology-based-drug-rehab-center
Title: Re: Next Narconon Arrowhead Protest is - August 25th 1 - 6 pm
Post by: Intelligence on August 20, 2012, 21:45
I spoke to Dana earlier this morning - more news to come :)
Title: Re: Next Narconon Arrowhead Protest is - August 25th 1 - 6 pm
Post by: mefree on August 20, 2012, 21:48
I spoke to Dana earlier this morning - more news to come :)

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Title: Re: Next Narconon Arrowhead Protest is - August 25th 1 - 6 pm
Post by: SocialTransparency on August 25, 2012, 13:43

 And it begins!
Title: Re: Next Narconon Arrowhead Protest is - August 25th 1 - 6 pm
Post by: snippy on August 25, 2012, 20:36
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Title: Re: Next Narconon Arrowhead Protest is - August 25th 1 - 6 pm
Post by: ethercat on August 25, 2012, 21:04
Patience, dear.   :D
Title: Re: Next Narconon Arrowhead Protest is - August 25th 1 - 6 pm
Post by: mefree on August 25, 2012, 21:17
Patience, dear.   :D
;D
Title: Re: Next Narconon Arrowhead Protest is - August 25th 1 - 6 pm
Post by: Mary_McConnell on August 25, 2012, 22:11
Dozens protest Narconon Arrowhead
Published on Aug 25, 2012 by kjrhtv
http://youtu.be/9VpkjhrgMZ0

Preparing for the Narconon Protest - Xenutv
David Love meets with park rangers before the protest
http://youtu.be/OFpHelhHdX8

From http://twitter.com/DanaHertneky

Edit: non-working image link removed. --ec

8/23/12 Related Story: Family Of Deceased Patient File Lawsuit Against Narconon

Murphy was among the 40-plus people who protested Narconon's Lake Eufala facility. Among the crowd, former patients, anti-Narconon crusaders and other family members who also lost loved ones at Narconon, like Shirley Graves whose son Gabriel also died while under Narconon's care in October.

"I'm hoping to make people aware of the fact there are needs for rehab and people need to choose carefully," she said. "I wish I would have passed this one by. My son would still be alive and with me."

"What I want to say from the heart, is my wife and I know what it's like to lose a child. And knowing that, I also know how desperate those families are for answers," said Narconon Arrowhead CEO Gary Smith.  [..]
http://www.news9.com/story/19376792/narconon-ceo-talks-about-allegations-as-protesters-gather

adding more

August 25, 2012 Narconon Arrowhead Media Frenzy
 Published on Aug 25, 2012 by Intelligenceplus

August 25, 2012 - At least 4-5 TV Stations and many other Media, including Mark Bunker and Bert Leahy showed up for the Narconon Arrowhead protest following several recent deaths inside the Scientology Rehab in Oklahoma. About 40-45 protesters in attendace to show support for the grieving families. One lawsuit filed yesterday and several pending.
http://youtu.be/GRVf2Y19JjQ

pixs. Facebook:
Bert Leahy
Subscribe · about an hour ago via mobile
near Canadian, OK

Today was a very emotional day at the Narconon Arrowhead protest. When a "religion"has a million dollar war chest, it takes a long time to defeat them. But when they start going outside their walls and deceive others, protests like this can have an impact. I hope and pray the families and friends who lost loved ones can find peace. Thanks David, Collin and Mark.
— with Mark Bunker and David Love.
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Title: Re: Next Narconon Arrowhead Protest is - August 25th 1 - 6 pm
Post by: Mary_McConnell on August 25, 2012, 22:25
Patience, dear.   :D
;D

That's a long trip! Have a safe ride home!
Title: Re: Next Narconon Arrowhead Protest is - August 25th 1 - 6 pm
Post by: snippy on August 25, 2012, 23:30
FIVE very cool cats and some very brave parents - Thanks for standing up to them. 

 \*/
Title: Re: Next Narconon Arrowhead Protest is - August 25th 1 - 6 pm
Post by: Mary_McConnell on August 26, 2012, 00:52
Marisa Mendelson of Fox 25 OKC did an oustanding job for the limited time she was given:

Protest Held at Narconon Arrowhead 
( see video at website -  ((HUGGS)) to Shirly Graves Gilliam and Mr. Murphy) @->-->---)
http://www.okcfox.com/newsroom/top_stories/videos/kokh_vid_6481.shtml

[..]On Saturday afternoon, dozens of people protested in front of a drug rehab facility with ties to the Church of Scientology. The protest comes after there were three deaths at Narconon Arrowhead within a nine month period.

"People are dying there," said Robert Murphy. "It doesn't make sense."

Robery Murphy's daughter, Stacy Murphy was a patient at Narconon Arrowhead. Last month, she became the third person to die at the drug rehab facility within a nine month period.

"Nobody can describe the grief that goes on inside a parent when they live the ultimate nightmare of losing your own child," said Murphy.

"I believe my son would be alive if he had gone somewhere else," said Shirley Ann Gilliam.

Shirley Ann Gilliam's son, Gabriel Graves also died after checking into Narconon Arrowhead.

"These are our children," said Gilliam. "Our children are being abused and neglected."

Now Gilliam and dozens of other are protesting in front of the facility.

"There's nothing in the Narconon program that is not 100% Scientology," said David Love.

David Love says he used to work at Narconon Three Rivers in Quebc, Canada.

"The Narconon books that they have and they use, I was a course room supervisor, so I taught it," said Love. "So I know it inside out and it's 100% Scientology in those books."

After Love stopped working for the facility, he says he worked with the Canadian government to shut it down. Narconon Three Rivers closed its doors in April. Now Love wants Narconon Arrowhead to be next.

"The treatment that they use at Narconon has been proven to be very dangerous and people are dying," said Love.

"It has been Narconon Arrowhead's position all along that the organization and its staff are in compliance with the federal and state law and state certification requirements," said Gary Smith, CEO of Narconon Arrowhead.

However, two Oklahoma lawmakers may try to change those certification requirements.

"Obviously three deaths in nine months is unacceptable," said Senator Tom Ivester.

After the last death at the facility, Senator Tom Ivester and Representative Brian Renegar both announced plans to file legislation to try to impose more strict regulations on drug treatment programs, like the one at Narconon Arrowhead.

"I'm very grateful," said Gilliam. "I'm very pleased that they're taking notice."

Now Gilliam hopes this protest makes more people take notice so no one ever forgets her son, Gabriel.

"I want people to care and I want this place to be shut down," said Gilliam.

Since Fox 25 first told you about deaths at Narconon Arrowhead back in May, several agencies have launched investigations into the facility, including the Department of Mental Health. the Pittsburg County Sheriff's Office and the Pittsburg County District Attorney's Office. The DA is deciding whether to file criminal charges against the facility for the latest death that occurred there. [..]

MARISA MENDELSON
INVESTIGATIVE REPORTER
FOX 25
MLMENDELSON@OKCFOX.COM
http://www.okcfox.com/newsroom/top_stories/videos/kokh_vid_6481.shtml
Title: Re: Next Narconon Arrowhead Protest is - August 25th 1 - 6 pm
Post by: CoolHand on August 26, 2012, 11:39
Interesting (though predictable) that Gary would have Rev. McLaughlin and his wife Cleo, standing behind him to prop up the image they aren't really Scientology for the hand-selected press conference.  The McLaughlins are very niche people.  Cleo was (and possibly still is) posted as the Vice President at Arrowhead.  Rev. McLaughlin is a pastor with the A.M.E. Church.  Both the Rev. and Cleo are well-liked all around, and they are not oblivious to their being used for positioning by Narconon and Scn. 
Title: Re: Next Narconon Arrowhead Protest is - August 25th 1 - 6 pm
Post by: snippy on August 26, 2012, 12:15
This is one of the strangest statements Made by Gary Smith:

Quote
"It has been Narconon Arrowhead's position all along that the organization and its staff are in compliance with the federal and state law and state certification requirements," said Gary Smith, CEO of Narconon Arrowhead.

If it were true, wouldn't he just say:

Quote
Narconon Arrowhead and its staff ARE in compliance with the federal and state law and state certification requirements.

I attempted an analysis of his entire statement to Fox2(?) over at WWP, along the lines of
http://www.blifaloo.com/info/lies-statement-analysis.php (http://www.blifaloo.com/info/lies-statement-analysis.php),
but of course, it has been my position all along that I am not qualified or certified to do such an analysis. Just throwing it out there as a possible explanation for why Narconon's response to these tragic deaths might make some people feel "sort of spinny". 

Title: Re: Next Narconon Arrowhead Protest is - August 25th 1 - 6 pm
Post by: mefree on August 27, 2012, 18:59
This is one of the strangest statements Made by Gary Smith:

Quote
"It has been Narconon Arrowhead's position all along that the organization and its staff are in compliance with the federal and state law and state certification requirements," said Gary Smith, CEO of Narconon Arrowhead.

If it were true, wouldn't he just say:

Quote
Narconon Arrowhead and its staff ARE in compliance with the federal and state law and state certification requirements.

I attempted an analysis of his entire statement to Fox2(?) over at WWP, along the lines of
http://www.blifaloo.com/info/lies-statement-analysis.php (http://www.blifaloo.com/info/lies-statement-analysis.php),
but of course, it has been my position all along that I am not qualified or certified to do such an analysis. Just throwing it out there as a possible explanation for why Narconon's response to these tragic deaths might make some people feel "sort of spinny".

I agree. It's a bizarre statement. LOL at the "spinny" comment.

Title: Re: Next Narconon Arrowhead Protest is - August 25th 1 - 6 pm
Post by: mefree on August 27, 2012, 21:02
Narconon Arrowhead protest post-game report:

This was a different kind of protest for me. Critics were outnumbered by a vast majority of the family and friends of young people who died, while under the care of Narconon Arrowhead.

The day appropriately started with rain, which later cleared by protest time. Colin has obviously become very close to these families and did a nice job of organizing the protest. He made sure protesters were following protest guidelines per park rangers, having Amazing Grace played at the top of every hour, leading prayers and asking Shirley Gilliam to lead the crowd in a prayer.

I found Shirley's fortitude and eloquence amazing as she talked to the media on several occasions. She was not alone in this task, as other family members, like Robert Murphy, were interviewed. Many cheerfully participated in the protest, but the grief was still quite palpable.

David Love spoke to the media at length, Mark Bunker and Bert Leahy filmed and we all sweated.

There were a couple of press-types that drew some suspicion. One reporter allegedly refused to withhold a young protester's name on request; another had done a previous positive piece on Narconon. I hope he came away from this protest with a new perspective.

Narconon did their usual thing of having someone in a car block a driveway and post a couple of OSA-types lurking for watching purposes. However, their flag was hanging at half-mast. I don't know if this was a show of respect for the families, or if there was some other reason.

One speedy Narconon driver received a citation from a park ranger for flying by the protest scene.

Here are a few pictures from the protest.

(http://img89.imageshack.us/img89/752/justiceforvictims.jpg)
(http://img824.imageshack.us/img824/79/protester.jpg)
(http://img802.imageshack.us/img802/8375/093v.jpg)
(http://img411.imageshack.us/img411/1166/arrowhead020.jpg)

I'll post a link to more pictures after I've had a chance to go over all of them.

Quick addendum: Thanks to Daniel Hite for hanging out and helping me search for signs!

(((HUGS))) to everyone involved.

Title: Re: Next Narconon Arrowhead Protest is - August 25th 1 - 6 pm
Post by: Mary_McConnell on August 27, 2012, 22:46
Wonderful summary and pics, mefree! Thank you! Look forward to more!!
Title: Re: Next Narconon Arrowhead Protest is - August 25th 1 - 6 pm
Post by: BigBeard on August 28, 2012, 05:51
Quote
One speedy Narconon driver received a citation from a park ranger for flying by the protest scene.

Hopefully for 'reckless endangerment', as well as speeding, for "flying by the protest scene."

Title: Re: Next Narconon Arrowhead Protest is - August 25th 1 - 6 pm
Post by: ethercat on August 28, 2012, 06:37
Thanks for going and representing Georgia and Patrick Desmond.  It's also good to see the general public getting involved, although I'm sorry about the circumstances that prompted it.

Thanks for organizing the protest, Colin.
Title: Re: Next Narconon Arrowhead Protest is - August 25th 1 - 6 pm
Post by: Mary_McConnell on August 28, 2012, 08:18
Interesting (though predictable) that Gary would have Rev. McLaughlin and his wife Cleo, standing behind him to prop up the image they aren't really Scientology for the hand-selected press conference.  The McLaughlins are very niche people.  Cleo was (and possibly still is) posted as the Vice President at Arrowhead.  Rev. McLaughlin is a pastor with the A.M.E. Church.  Both the Rev. and Cleo are well-liked all around, and they are not oblivious to their being used for positioning by Narconon and Scn.

I think you'll find Rev. james Jerry McLaughlin's deposition to be very enlightening. I don't think he will be used by Narconon In as an 'expert witness' after this, lol
http://alley.ethercat.com/storage/10A28641/10A28641-2-2012-03-06-DepositionOfJamesJerryMcLaughlin.pdf

The document this and other depositions were attached to can be found here:
http://forum.reachingforthetippingpoint.net/index.php/topic,8408.msg25711.html#msg25711
Title: Re: Next Narconon Arrowhead Protest is - August 25th 1 - 6 pm
Post by: SocialTransparency on August 28, 2012, 09:37
Narconon Arrowhead protest post-game report:

This was a different kind of protest for me. Critics were outnumbered by a vast majority of the family and friends of young people who died, while under the care of Narconon Arrowhead.

The day appropriately started with rain, which later cleared by protest time. Colin has obviously become very close to these families and did a nice job of organizing the protest. He made sure protesters were following protest guidelines per park rangers, having Amazing Grace played at the top of every hour, leading prayers and asking Shirley Gilliam to lead the crowd in a prayer.

I found Shirley's fortitude and eloquence amazing as she talked to the media on several occasions. She was not alone in this task, as other family members, like Robert Murphy, were interviewed. Many cheerfully participated in the protest, but the grief was still quite palpable.

David Love spoke to the media at length, Mark Bunker and Bert Leahy filmed and we all sweated.

There were a couple of press-types that drew some suspicion. One reporter allegedly refused to withhold a young protester's name on request; another had done a previous positive piece on Narconon. I hope he came away from this protest with a new perspective.

Narconon did their usual thing of having someone in a car block a driveway and post a couple of OSA-types lurking for watching purposes. However, their flag was hanging at half-mast. I don't know if this was a show of respect for the families, or if there was some other reason.

One speedy Narconon driver received a citation from a park ranger for flying by the protest scene.

Here are a few pictures from the protest.

(http://img89.imageshack.us/img89/752/justiceforvictims.jpg)
(http://img824.imageshack.us/img824/79/protester.jpg)
(http://img802.imageshack.us/img802/8375/093v.jpg)
(http://img411.imageshack.us/img411/1166/arrowhead020.jpg)

I'll post a link to more pictures after I've had a chance to go over all of them.

Quick addendum: Thanks to Daniel Hite for hanging out and helping me search for signs!

(((HUGS))) to everyone involved.

Very nice write up. Good to see the local citizens getting both informed and involved.

Super special thanks to Colin Henderson. You sir are doing it right!
Title: Re: Next Narconon Arrowhead Protest is - August 25th 1 - 6 pm
Post by: who me? on August 28, 2012, 11:43
Nice job to Colin on organizing the protest, to David on traveling the distance to aid in this worthy endeavor, and to everyone who participated. I am soooooo hoping this gets the attention it needs for them to get shut down and for change to occur in how facilities are allowed to operate.

The people, and their families, who trusted this place did not deserve to get defrauded and diverted from an actual chance for recovery, or worse, die. My heart goes out to the families and friends who lost someone to this scam and I hope they receive justice.
Title: Re: Next Narconon Arrowhead Protest is - August 25th 1 - 6 pm
Post by: snippy on August 28, 2012, 15:39
Thanks y'all for your tireless hard work, great photos and video.  It's very moving to see a group of selfless caring people putting themselves out there to make things right. Exposing Narconon Arrowhead and keeping the pressure on these snake oil hucksters is already making a difference here in Georgia. State by state, country by country, their days are numbered.

Very impressive protest for justice (and very moving).

             
Title: Re: Next Narconon Arrowhead Protest is - August 25th 1 - 6 pm
Post by: mefree on August 30, 2012, 23:52
A few more pics.



Edit: non-working image link removed at request of poster.
Title: Re: Next Narconon Arrowhead Protest is - August 25th 1 - 6 pm
Post by: CoolHand on August 31, 2012, 16:53
Possible interesting find today that tests Gary's claim that they have three Licensed Counselors (LADC's) on staff.  The only one listed in the Pittsburg and/or McIntosh Counties who puts Narconon as its employer is Vicki Flucard-Smith - Gary's wife.  You can search here: http://www.okdrugcounselors.org/members.php

In Jette McGregor's depostion by Jeff Harris, she stated that her husband Kent is "working on insurance lines" with Arrowhead, but is not an employee there.  I bet that Kent is one of the LADCs that Gary was including, and they are probably paying Kent via PITA Group as a consultant/contract employee to be able to bill more insurance.

The third person is probably Rev. James McLaughlin, who is also an LADC, who was questioned in his deposition by Harris as well.  He is not employed by Arrowhead per his own statements.

Could these be the three people they were claiming were their LADCs?  If so, would that be another public lie/"acceptable truth"?  Surely the Dept. of Mental Health would have written record of who their Licensed Counselors were...just a thought.
Title: Re: Next Narconon Arrowhead Protest is - August 25th 1 - 6 pm
Post by: cnhender on September 01, 2012, 12:36
Possible interesting find today that tests Gary's claim that they have three Licensed Counselors (LADC's) on staff.  The only one listed in the Pittsburg and/or McIntosh Counties who puts Narconon as its employer is Vicki Flucard-Smith - Gary's wife.  You can search here: http://www.okdrugcounselors.org/members.php

In Jette McGregor's depostion by Jeff Harris, she stated that her husband Kent is "working on insurance lines" with Arrowhead, but is not an employee there.  I bet that Kent is one of the LADCs that Gary was including, and they are probably paying Kent via PITA Group as a consultant/contract employee to be able to bill more insurance.

The third person is probably Rev. James McLaughlin, who is also an LADC, who was questioned in his deposition by Harris as well.  He is not employed by Arrowhead per his own statements.

Could these be the three people they were claiming were their LADCs?  If so, would that be another public lie/"acceptable truth"?  Surely the Dept. of Mental Health would have written record of who their Licensed Counselors were...just a thought.
Very good question, ODMHSAS should be able to clear this up....Thank you for the post!!!! I will share it on WWP.

Thanks to everyone that attented the protest in person and in spirit. Also thank you to everyone for your kind words, it truley means a lot.

Much Luv...
Title: Re: Next Narconon Arrowhead Protest is - August 25th 1 - 6 pm
Post by: mefree on September 05, 2012, 20:30
A picture for Social Transparency, who let protesters borrow his banner:
(https://sphotos-b.xx.fbcdn.net/hphotos-ash4/304669_466796273342151_751863102_n.jpg)

and a video from Bert Leahy
http://youtu.be/pGiWsOb2DDc
Title: Re: Next Narconon Arrowhead Protest is - August 25th 1 - 6 pm
Post by: Mary_McConnell on September 05, 2012, 20:51
 :-thanks-:
Title: Re: Next Narconon Arrowhead Protest is - August 25th 1 - 6 pm
Post by: mefree on September 13, 2012, 17:33
Final protest video from Bert Leahy. This one is definitely worth the watch.

http://youtu.be/QUKrZtLCD0I

A big thanks to Bert for filming and everyone who participated. (((HUGS)) to all of those parents in Oklahoma who are grieving.

 :-thanks-: \*/
Title: Re: Next Narconon Arrowhead Protest is - August 25th 1 - 6 pm
Post by: Mary_McConnell on September 13, 2012, 20:22
Final protest video from Bert Leahy. This one is definitely worth the watch.

http://youtu.be/QUKrZtLCD0I

A big thanks to Bert for filming and everyone who participated. (((HUGS)) to all of those parents in Oklahoma who are grieving.

 :-thanks-: \*/

Wow!!  Y--O-||

Thank you, Bert!!