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Re: For the public record

Posted by Lone Wolf on June 01, 2006 at 17:28:45

In Reply to: For the public record posted by researching on June 01, 2006 at 15:29:09:

Perhaps you haven't read all of my posts because I stated clearly that I was there for a few months in 1990 while the detention/re-indoctrination camp was still in operation.

It wasn't at all clear to me that you were intending to write about the Macau VC. Your initial query merely asked if Ho had an active role in the VC and gave the impression that you writing about him. Please be aware that I stated it was merely my impression that Ho was not directly involved with the DTs and also that I was making an educated guess that Michael and Crystal were reporting directly to Berg and Zerby. For all I know, Ho was directly involved in decision-making involving the teens because he was part of the leadership team. I am merely speculating on these things the best I can using my limited observations of the situation there at the time.

Perhaps you are new to this subject because it surprises me that you didn't know that Michael and Crystal (spelled with a "C" not a "K") were in charge of the "delinquent" teens in Macau. Are you a former member or an outsider with an interest in this stuff? Haven't you read the Ward judgement yet? I suggest you read the section on Macau if you're going to write about the VC there. Do a word search for "Michael Gambrill" or "Michael and Crystal" and you will clearly see that they were in charge of the teens. I don't remember any reference to Ho in that judgement.

That should be the first place you start any research on the VC in Macau because it is filled with first-hand accounts of what Macau was like for so-called delinquent teens. Those accounts were given much closer to the time those events occurred so accurate memory was not an issue as it is today. Maybe if you start with what's in that judgment any gaps in the narrative will be clear to you and then you can focus your research on those gaps in information.