Arnie Lerma has posted a message on alt.religions.scientology indicating that Shawn Lonsdale, a critic of scientology who produced a series of videos on Scientology for public access television in Clearwater, has been found dead in his room, an apparent suicide. For those of you who watched the John Sweeney Panorama documentary, "Scientology and Me," Shawn was the guy who was being interviewed by John Sweeney when Tommy Davis drove up and walked over with a dossier on Shawn indicating that he was a "sex criminal" (to use Davis's words).
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I'm very sorry to be the bearer of this news. 2:20 PM Monday Feb 18th I just received a telephone call, from a reliable source, in Clearwater, Shawn Lonsdale was found dead in his room, a hose had been connected from the exhaust of his car and run into a window. the police are investigating. I have no further data so don't ask me... The original poster on ARS was at 12:23 AM on the 17th..midnight of the 16th/17th... ------------------------ Shawn Lonsdale was a videographer who was shooting film in clearwater of the scientologists and putting it on the Pinellas Public Access Channel http://www.lermanet.com/persecution/michael-fitzgerald.jpg above guy that attacked him on the street in clearwater He was attacked in clearwater by a Scientologist while he was filming LINK ( and links to deposition below) He was deposed by scientology after accepting $100 from someone named on the old anti-picketing injunction in Clearweter, a ms patricia greenway. His deposition by scientology , caused by that 'gift', is here: http://www.lermanet.com/persecution/ He later appeared on the BBC UK special on Scientology with John Sweeny, famous for the shouting match... Then he dropped out of sight... and the news until now. A unknown poster posted that he was dead at 12:23AM the night of feb 16th/17th on the 17th to the ARS newsgroup The orginal post 36 hours ago: anonny...@yahoo.com View profile Just received word from a reliable source that he heard from a reliable source that Shawn Lonsdale is dead of apparent suicide. Anyone can confirm? More options Feb 17, 12:28 am Newsgroups: alt.religion.scientology From: anonny...@yahoo.com Date: Sat, 16 Feb 2008 21:28:37 -0800 (PST) Local: Sun, Feb 17 2008 12:28 am Subject: Shawn Lonsdale suicide? Reply | Reply to author | Forward | Print | Individual message | Show original | Report this message | Find messages by this author Just received word from a reliable source that he heard from a reliable source that Shawn Lonsdale is dead of apparent suicide. Anyone can confirm? Profile yields: the is the only topic this nick has ever made was regarding Lonsdale, need my note at bottom. Activity in Shawn Lonsdale suicide? 24 hours ago Shawn Lonsdale suicide? 27 hours ago Shawn Lonsdale suicide? 28 hours ago Shawn Lonsdale suicide? 38 hours ago http://groups.google.com/groups/profile?enc_user=QCj5EhMAAAD72JhRqX7aoaHvM-VckMHrWMj6vob75xS36mXc24h6ww This from clearwater police site http://www.clearwaterpolice.org/cfs/active.asp?PageSize=5&Desc=SUICID... No additional info. Was this his address? 27000 BLOCK US HIGHWAY 19 N The "call" is listed as having occurred today. ----------------------------------- Nota Bene: When someone wants you to have a certain desired conclusion, the conclusion will be fed to you in advance with great fanfare.. _________________ Who is Arnie Lerma? tel 703-241-1498 Gore Vidal on meeting L Ron Hubbard "He exuded evil, malice, and stupidity" _________________ Who is Arnie Lerma? Gore Vidal on meeting L Ron Hubbard "He exuded evil, malice, and stupidity" Back to top View user's profile Send private message Send e-mail Visit poster's website