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ALERT – a stranger at your door?
If you purchased or ordered a helium hood kit from the GLADD Group in southern California, it is possible that police will call to check up on you shortly.
Local police, under FBI direction, have already visited two women (in Hillsboro, Oregon, and in Los Angeles) and questioned them about their health and circumstances. Each woman had recently placed an order for a helium hood kit but not received it. (Many were confiscated in the FBI raid on Sharlotte Hydorn’s home on 25 May. She made them on her sewing machine – confiscated – and recorded on her computer hard drive, also seized.)
A lawyer friendly to the right-to-die movement tells ERGO:
“The cops do not need a warrant to do a mental health check. If they have information that a person is a serious and imminent threat to herself or others, it is legal for them to visit, speak, and make such checks as are necessary and appropriate to make sure the person is not a serious and imminent threat to herself or others. From the information about the Los Angeles visit, and the other one in Oregon, there is no indication they are asking any questions intended to gather information to prosecute Sharlotte Hydorn or anyone else. They don’t need any more information from these “victims” to prosecute Hydorn.
“If the LA woman had the presence of mind to refuse to let the cops into her home, it’s a question whether they could have entered over her objection. I doubt it. But it’s important to remember that, if the cops are challenged, their answer will be that everything they did was consensual. They asked if she would let them in; she let them in; they asked her questions; she answered them.
“When they walked around, looked at stuff, opened the refrigerator door, she did not object. When people let cops in, let them look around, or answer their questions voluntarily, there is no violation of anybody’s rights.
“The police can stop by the home of anybody in America, ask to come in, ask questions, and so forth, and it violates nobody’s rights.” unquote
THEREFORE, if you ordered a kit from GLADD don’t be surprised if you
get a call from local law enforcement. If you are visited, maybe inform ERGO at ergo@finalexit.org
—- Derek Humphry, Junction City, OR journalist & author 06.12.11

One Response to “Heads up on law enforcement actions following raid on GLADD re kits”

  1. angryinMA says:

    My mother was enraged to receive a police “check-in” in a small city in MA after ordering a kit, which she never received. It was done as a “just in case, someday she’d need it” as she is very old. We had a pleasant conversation with Sharlotte Hydorn on the phone.
    Neighbors were asked about my mother and were alarmed that three cops came to see her. My mother thought someone had died when they arrived at her door, and was really alarmed. They stayed and chatted about sports, etc. We couldn’t figure out why they had come. I called the police station many times to find out why they had intruded upon my mother. They were evasive and finally said that someone had reported that she might hurt herself. They would not say who made the report. It was days later that we added everything up to realize that it must have been because of sending a letter to Sharlotte. We have been outraged ever since. We just received a Victim Impact statement, meant to be against Sharlotte in her court proceeding. Instead we are submitting a scathing reply against the prosecution and in support of her and others like her.

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