Disabled Scientology Protester Arrested for Running over Scientologist's Foot with his Scooter
Rob Walker | June 13, 2008 at 11:33 amby
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You see, Stuart Wyatt has a neurological disorder that is so serious he requires daily amounts of marijuana to function. He has become a crusader for medical marijuana in the UK, even being granted the right to mail marijuana to other patients in need.
Lately, he has taken to driving his little scooter to the stress test carts in Plymouth, to record with his digital video camera the protests and ask people questions about Scientology.
A few weeks ago, he was driving around near the cart and a woman allegedly began following him closely. According to Wyatt, she was attempting to put her foot beneath his wheel, in order to have him arrested for assault.
Wyatt is recording these apparent attempts and she eventually gets her foot under the cart. Yesterday, police officers knock on his door, arrest him for assaulting her and confiscate his camera, all of his videotapes, and marijuana equipment.
He has since been released and wrote this email explaining what happened the day he was arrested. He is being charged with the cultivation of marijuana.
I havent had a chance to read any of the messages here, and may not for a day or so.... so please apologise. Im wrecked, but free.
Ok - so where shall I start?
8:30am, I get a knock on the door. I answer in my boxers, and find 4 police outside asking me by name. They invite themselves, tell me I am under arrest for assault and proceed to search my flat. I ask them what they are searching for, and they mention video, so I give them all 21 cult watch tapes and my camcorder. They also notice cannabis in my flat..... :(
They were here for an hour or two.... They took all cannabis that they could fine (a lot - mostly trimmings and wastage that I was going to use for cream).... I cooperated with the police 100%, and willingly showed them where everything was.
Stu was arrested at home this morning for assulting Sandra on June 3rd I have been told by his flat mate. As is typical in such situations we have not been able to contact him and the police will not tell us what is happening or when he will get out.
We believe we know how the assult charge arose however we do not wish to give anything away at this stage.
They have seized all of his video equipment and tapes etc.
To my knowledge this is the first example of hard fairgaming since the protests began in Feb, a testiment to just how much of thorn in Cos side Stu was becoming. I would expect Stu would want the protests to go on without him.
The most frustrating part of all this is that before he found out about this neurological problem, Wyatt was an accomplished violinist, playing the streets of London and Paris to crowds of onlookers.
Ever since I started this site, a year and a half ago, I’ve been wanting to post about the young British musician Stuart Wyatt, a classically trained electric violinist who plays solo live shows using foot-controlled loop samplers, a technique known as live looping. Wyatt used to have a robust website with plenty of free mp3s, but health problems and financial difficulties forced him to abandon the site in 2004 or 2005, and it eventually disappeared. I was happy a few weeks ago to discover that he now has a new site up with lots and lots of his music.
I have also
been very frustrated at the apathetic nature of the majority of the
cannabis community over the issue of prohibition and contamination.
It takes its toll when I hear first hand from grown men who are in
tears, threatening suicide as the pain is so bad... I get contacted by
siblings and partners of sufferers who are as equally distraught after
watching their loved-ones health decline.
But thankfully, AT LAST, people are starting to come around. Medication
is being offered to those who need it most, and more people are
standing up to take the fight to London. THANK YOU to those who have
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