25
Jul
12

paranoid

For the last three days, while I have been posting pretty pictures and music (and probably appearing to you as someone taking a sleepy break), I have been experiencing a particularly frustrating time in our work.

Deep Throat has provided physical evidence which will prove that his allegations about some of the people involved in the James Prindle case must be taken seriously. At the same time, our volunteers have been under sophisticated cyber-attack, which has hampered our ability to evaluate and easily share that evidence among ourselves (let alone with you, James’ new lawyer, or the authorities).

The other thing which heightens my frustration is that, while we have every intention of turning over this evidence to the authorities, we do not know which of them we can trust.

We have reliable information that elements of law enforcement in Tennessee are themselves being investigated for participating in child sex trafficking, as are elements of federal law enforcement. Having failed so far in identifying absolutely trustworthy cops, all of them are our potential enemies as far as we know. (I trust our local deputies out here, but that doesn’t help us outside this jurisdiction.) I am haunted by the possibility that whatever we do turn over to the police or federal prosecutors will be buried, lost, or destroyed like in that last scene in Raiders of the Lost Ark.

This puts us in a perilous position. The laws surrounding the kinds of crimes with which we think we are dealing require us to report those crimes to the authorities, otherwise we might find ourselves being charged with obstruction of justice. At the same time, other laws prohibit us from coming into possession of certain types of evidence, otherwise we might find ourselves charged with possession of contraband. All the while, there is the distinct possibility that we are being set up by someone, whether within the government or outside it, to be charged with crimes we have no intention of committing.

So far we have avoided falling into any of these technical traps, but it really frustrates me that the laws and the true state of affairs are making it so difficult for us to be good citizens.

I have had to keep reminding myself that you’re not really paranoid if everyone truly is out to get you.

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Groove of the Day 

Listen to The Black Keys performing “No Trust”

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Warning

I have been contacted by two readers who received e-mails purporting to be from WordPress, which hosts this blogsite, asking these individuals for their e-mail addresses and other information. As I said above, we have been under very sophisticated cyber-attack from malevolent persons. If you receive such an e-mail, DO NOT RESPOND. Trash it. It is not from WordPress.


6 Responses to “paranoid”


  1. 1 roberta
    July 25, 2012 at 5:25 am

    Wow thats some frightener for those involved in james case ! Makes me wonder if child protection should be informed or other such departments .No wonder theres so many people in prison if the law themselves are involved in crime and accuse u of crimes to cover their own !!! Be careful !!!may god watch and protect u all

  2. July 25, 2012 at 5:51 am

    Hey Dan, we over here, on the other side of the earth are just as frustrated as you (if not more in that we can only do so much for James over here). Hang in there mate, we are all behind you – just shunted a letter off to James (hopefully) encouraging him in mentioning that there are a lot of people around the world supporting him (despite these low-lifes who want to get into his mind). Wish we could do more, but, please be assured that we, over here, are all “rooting” (in the American sense) for James and we will not rest until we get true justice for him. Something in the pipeline for him and Alex in the next few days mate. Take care and chin up (as I always ay to James and Alex). £ance.

  3. 3 Steve Schofield
    July 25, 2012 at 3:05 pm

    Dan do not worry about the third thing you said you were worried about in this post (sorry don’t remember how you phrased it exactly) what you described is called entrapment and it is a perfectly valid defense to any crime they might want to try and charge you with.

    • July 25, 2012 at 4:09 pm

      We don’t want to be put in the position of having to defend ourselves, regardless of the merits of any case. Defense costs money and wouldn’t benefit our kids.

  4. 5 Frank Manning
    July 25, 2012 at 10:32 pm

    Don’t trust any locals. Go to the TBI in Nashville, and to the US Attorney there rather than in Memphis. Or go right to the DOJ (FBI and Atty Genl) in Washington, DC. Or maybe we need to outflank them and take it to the US attorney here in Seattle. Call me!

  5. 6 Steven Olson
    July 27, 2012 at 11:00 am

    I was looking through some of your posts on this site and I believe this internet site is real instructive! Keep putting up.


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