Blog: Organized Crime and Standing One's Ground - 2013-10-10
But since David Miscavige has dictated and issued a public statement in response to Monique Rathbun v. David Miscavige that centers wholly upon me, I will briefly respond. The statement calls me a coward for supporting my wife's effort to be free from Miscavige's organized domestic terrorism operations.
I have investigated organized crime at all levels. My life has been threatened while investigating traditional La Cosa Nostra figures on the east coast, and while investigating local branches of national street gangs in South Texas. In both cases I stood my ground and lived to tell the stories. I have studied gang and organized crime activity and had extensive liaison with experts in the subject, from local law enforcement, to the Texas Attorney General's Office, to the United States Department of Justice. I have learned a little something about the tactics and behaviors of organized crime members.