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May 25, 2010

I wonder what L. Ron Hubbard might think about a year-long prison sentence for a cyber attack on the Church of Scientology

As detailed on this page of official website of the Church of Scientology, the religion created by L. Ron Hubbard is committed to "building a world free of crime." In light of that noble commitment, I wonder what the late L. Ron Hubbard might have tought about this AP sentencing story, which is headlined "Nebraska man sentenced in Scientology cyber attack." Here are the details:

A Nebraska man has been sentenced to a year in federal prison for his role in a cyber attack on the Church of Scientology's websites two years ago. Brian Thomas Mettenbrink, of Grand Island, Neb., was also ordered Monday to pay $20,000 in restitution and serve a year on supervised release after he gets out of prison.

The cyber attack was orchestrated by an underground group that calls itself "Anonymous" and protests the Church of Scientology, accusing it of Internet censorship.

Mettenbrink admitted being a member and pleaded guilty in February to a misdemeanor charge of unauthorized access of a protected computer. U.S. District Judge Gary Feess says the cyber attack had "a sense of hate crime."

Intriguingly, L. Ron Hubbard was born in Nebraska.... coincidence or proof of something?!?

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I think it's pretty clear that Mettenbrink is a human shadow agent of Xenu sent to destroy our hope of obtaining high thetin levels.

Posted by: Res ipsa | May 25, 2010 12:21:50 PM

Wollershiem v. Church of Scientology, 212 Cal.App.3d 872 (1989) is an interesting read.

Google Scholar rocks, by the way.

Posted by: JC | May 25, 2010 1:47:40 PM

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