6 Stages of Reaction to Sherri Tibbe & Cathy Compton’s Religious Persecution of Swami Prakashanand Saraswati

6 Stages of Reaction to Sherri Tibbe & Cathy Compton's Religious Persecution of Swami Prakashanand Saraswati

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Disclaimer: The article below only touches the surface of the 6 Stages of Reaction to Sherri Tibbe & Cathy Compton Religious Persecution of Swami Prakashanand Saraswati. You need to pursue the “further reading” links at the bottom for indepth analysis into these two public officials. Also note that this article is a work-in-progress. Check back in future for extra facts and analysis. If the facts below sound utterly inconceivable and parodical, then you fully understand the nightmare that the Hindu community in Hays County had to experience at the hands of Hays County District Attorney Sherri Tibbe and Cathy Compton. Every word is a fact, and can be verified in the “Further Reading” section or in the official court transcripts.

In fact, even the members of the audience in the courtroom sided with Swami Prakashanand Saraswati, for they too were mocked and taunted by Cathy Compton during the trial. The whole audience walked out in protest during the sentencing phase of the trial, even the very family members of accusing women and the defense lawyers. The courtroom was left almost empty except for the three accusing women, their other halves, the court officials and Karen Jonson (aka Rishika XCult, a self-admitted ghost writer of many anti-Hindu publications). It was a veritable ghost town. Court documents and new articles reveal that the sister of two of the accusing women admitted under oath that her sister, Kate Tonnessen, had blackmailed the family, and only made the accusations against Swami Prakashanand Saraswati when the family didn’t meet her selfish demands.

An account by one young audience member is as follows:
“When I read To Kill a Mockingbird in High School I thought it was a sad book and times back then were tough…I could have never forseen I would experience such a circumstance in my life. It was completely surreal, as it was happening I kept thinking this isn’t real, this can’t happen in real life.”

Stage 1-
A Hindu religious leader was convicted on all 20 charges of sexual abuse of minors. 

Reaction:
Religion is the scourge of humanity. Lynch him.

Stage 2-
It wasn’t 20 children. It was 2. There was no investigation and no evidence or witnesses to back up any of the claims. The allegations were groping, not rape. It was alleged to have happened 15 years earlier. The trial took place in Hays County, Texas – right in the middle of the Bible belt. They sentenced him to 280 years, to be served in concurrent, 14 year concurrent as well as a $200,000 fine.

Swami Prakashanand Saraswati’s accusers, according to Austin American
Statesman were:
1. Kate Tonnessen (Kathryn Tonnessen), age 31
2. Vesla Tonnessen Kazimer, age 30
3. Shyama Rose, age 27
These were adults, not children.

Reaction:
I see. Well Texas does have a history of fast and hurried convictions. Surely there must have been some circumstantial evidence. There must have been some “smoking gun”.

Stage 3-
Not only was there no “smoking gun”, there was no “gun”. There was no one who vouched to having ever seen Swami Prakashanand Saraswati    being inappropriate with Kate Tonnessen (Kathryn Tonnessen) and her co-conspirators Vesla Tonnessen Kazimer and Shyama Rose. No one ever vouched for seeing the women entering or exiting his room alone. Kate Tonnessen (Kathryn Tonnessen) said that dozens of people looked on as she was being groped. She was unable to explain how they didn’t see anything. Kate Tonnessen (Kathryn Tonnessen) couldn’t remember the names or identities of any of them. None of them showed up to be witnesses at trial. Kate Tonnessen (Kathryn Tonnessen) and Vesla Tonnessen Kazimer are sisters. Their co-conspirator Shyama Rose is/was their best friend. Neither of Kate Tonnessen, Vesla Tonnessen Kazimer nor Shyama Rose were witnesses of each other. None of them vouched to having ever seen another one of them being groped by Swami Prakashanand Saraswati. None of them had even told another until 2007 when they all came forward simultaneously. Hays County District Attorney Sherri Tibbe and Hays County Assistant District Attorney Cathy Compton’s only real circumstantial evidence was that he was a Hindu religious leader. As such, his supporters would be willing to lie for him. Not one of Kate Tonnessen, Vesla Tonnessen Kazimer nor Shyama Rose’s childhood friends or family members supported them in trial.

Hays County Sherri Tibbe and Cathy Compton's Spectral Evidence
Kate Tonnessen said that dozens of people watched
as she was being groped during dinner time but was unable to
name any of them or explain why none of them showed up as
witnesses. In fact the trial was replete with proxy
allegations of anonymous, phantom witnesses.
This is a form of spectral evidence   *, which has never been used in
American courts since the Salem Witch Trials    (1692 – 1693).


Reaction:
Well injustices do happen. Tell me more.

Stage 4-
The trial was largely a PR operation against Hinduism. There was unprecedented level of security – purely to create the illusion that someone dangerous was in the courtroom. Hays County District Attorney Sherri Tibbe and Hays County Assistant District Attorney Cathy Compton acted as astute demagogues and demonstrated their skill at playing into popular fears. In closing arguments, the jury were carefully instructed by Hays County Assistant District Attorney Cathy Compton to “use your gut” rather than weighing up the evidence. To feed the jury’s gut, the prosecution case was intertwined with imagery of “devil worship” via proxy allegations (which has nothing to do with Hinduism, but they tried to create a psychological connection with voodooism, which sounded similar and is as exotic to an extraordinarily uneducated and backward jury).

Sherri Tibbe's and Cathy Compton's Devil Box for Swami Prakashanand Saraswati
Above: The highly uneducated and conservative jury were
bombarded with psychological images of devil
worship and evilness via proxy witnesses
 which had nothing to do with the case at hand


Animal imagery such as “fox” was pushed by Cathy Compton in order to dehumanize Swami Prakashanand Saraswati   . No one would like to believe they were throwing away an innocent man away without evidence or witnesses. If the Swami was reduced to the level of an animal, and if he was, in fact, believed to be a devil worshiper then, by logical extension, shouldn’t he taken off the streets regardless of no evidence of criminal behavior?

District Attorney Cathy Compton called Swami Prakashanand Saraswati an evil fox
Above: Hays County Assistant District Attorney Cathy Compton
assertively announced (i.e. screamed) to the jury that Swami
Prakashanand Saraswati is a bad fox

Reaction:
Well it’s clear that he was convicted without any proof. But is there proof he was innocent? I know that’s not what trials are about but…

Stage 5-
According to court testimony and media articles, the co-conspirators, who chose to release their names publicly to Austin American Statesman as Kate Tonnessen, Vesla Tonnessen Kazimer and Shyama Rose (aged between 27 – 33) returned to the temple year after year (much to the dismay of Hays County District Attorney Sherri Tibbe and Hays County Assistant District Attorney Cathy Compton, who knew nothing about this and believed that the women had left the temple after their abuse). Some of them were employed by the temple years after the alleged abuse took place – wage slips were presented by Swami Prakashanand Saraswati’s defense team to this effect, and the women eventually couldn’t but admit that it was true. During the years after the alleged groping, neither Kate Tonnessen, Vesla Tonnessen Kazimer nor Shyama Rose mentioned a word about a word about it – not even to their families, not even to themselves. By their version of events, the three women who knew each other all their lives, and had been living in the same city together up till then, all came forward independently of each other, without prior discussion. A smoking gun is that Kate Tonnessen had previously cried wolf that a minor was groped by ANOTHER religious leader associated with the temple. Child protective services DID conduct a full investigation and fully dropped the charges. Then, in fury, Kate Tonnessen goaded her sister and friend to make allegations against the Swami. The sister of two of the co-conspirators, Prabhakari Devi, admitted in testimony that Kate Tonnessen had blackmailed the family to leave the temple. The allegations were made right in the middle of a family feud. Swami Prakashanand Saraswati was collateral damage.

Wage slips presented to Cathy Compton and Sherri Tibbe by Prakashanand Saraswati's lawyers
Above: Wage slips were presented by Swami Prakashanand Saraswati’s
defense team which proved that the co-conspirators had been working at
the temple years after the alleged groping took place. This came as a shock
 to Hays County Assistant District Attorney Cathy Compton, who initially tried
to say it wasn’t true, but then accepted it. Had it not been for the lucky
finding of the old wage slips, she would have accused the
defense witnesses of lying

Sherri Tibbe and Cathy Compton's witch trial against Prakashanand Saraswati
Above: Scenes from the Salem Witch Trials. Witnesses
were allowed to present spectral evidence   

There was no investigation. An investigation would have shown that Swami Prakashanand Saraswati    has given speeches and religious services to literally millions over the years. Hundreds of thousands have come
to Barsana Dham. He has stayed in the homes of families around the world since he was 30. There was NEVER one whisper made against him of sexual misconduct. This is not the pattern of a child abuser (i.e.,
lots of opportunities for contact, in the public eye, but all of a sudden, in his late 60’s and 70’s he starts groping girls? Such behavior would normally have been noted much earlier).

Sherri Tibbe and Cathy Compton didn't investigate the allegations against Prakashanand Saraswati
Above: This was not something seen during the investigation of the  
false allegations of co-conspirators Kate and Vesla Tonnessen and
Shyama Rose. In fact, there was no investigation whatsoever, although
Hays County Sheriff’s Office issued a press release    indicating a 7
month joint investigation by themselves and Hays
County District Attorney Sherri Tibbe. If they had checked, they
would have found out that Kate Tonnessen had a history of 
sexual abuse claims against OTHER PEOPLE which were
proven false by Child Protective Services. The investigation began
and ended with Kate and Vesla Tonnessen and Shyama Rose’s 
video interviews.


Sherri Tibbe and Cathy Compton's smoking gun against Prakashanand Saraswati
Above: The smoke from the gun of persecution of Swami
Prakashanand Saraswati by Sherri Tibbe
and Cathy Compton is still visable

The smoking gun is that the co-conspirator’s recorded statements were destroyed or lost by both the Hays County District Attorney’s office AND the Hays County Sheriff’s office (This was well documented by the media- See: http://www.sanmarcosrecord.com/local/x1666506520/Evidence-missing-in-trial-of-Hindu-spiritual-leader   ).The tapes went missing from the Hays County Sheriff’s office evidence room. The backups at the Hays County District Attorney’s office were corrupted and unusable. The computers used to copy the tapes also vaporized from the Hays County Sheriff’s office (something that could have been used through forensic analysis to retrieve the missing videos). Swami Prakashanand Saraswati’s defense team fought to get access to that evidence – evidence which their case hinged on. After all, Kate Tonnessen, Vesla Tonnessen Kazimer and Shyama Rose’s initial statements to the police were the crux of the case. There was no other evidence. A visiting judge demanded that the evidence be handed over to Swami Prakashanand Saraswati. Only after that, did it come to light that it had all vaporized. Someone did not want that testimony to ever see the light of day. Can you honestly say that you believe this is normal that every trace of the defense evidence can vanish from
multiple locations? 

Sherri Tibbe and Cathy Compton broke Prakashanand Saraswati's evidence
Above: “We don’t know where the video evidence went” – Answer of Hays
County Sheriff’s department and Hays County District
Attorney Sherri Tibbe and Cathy Compton

Sherri Tibbe and Cathy Compton broke Prakashanand Saraswati's evidence
Above: “We don’t know what happened to that DVD. Get over it.” – Answer
of Hays County District Attorney Sherri Tibbe and Cathy Compton 

Sherri Tibbe and Cathy Compton broke Prakashanand Saraswati's evidence></td> </tr> <tr> <td class=“Sorry, we don’t know where that computer went” – Answer of Hays
County Sheriff’s Office. Computer forensic experts would have
been able to retrieve the video that was copied onto the dvds. Hays County
Sherrif’s Office knew this, and the computers vanished.



No investigation was done into how that testimony vanished, or what happened to the missing computers. A recent expose by the Hays County Roundup demonstrates how Hays County public officials, including District Attorney Sherri Tibbe, have engaged in political dirty tricks, documented cover-ups and conspiracy. (See:

http://hayscountyroundup.blogspot.com/2011/09/amazing-ruling-judge-pfeuffer-dismisses.html   )

Equally well documented is Hays County District Attorney Office’s history of witch hunts and presenting false evidence in court to secure convictions. You can read about it in more depth here:
https://www.facebook.com/permalink.php?story_fbid=172175226193203&id=165863336800139   

Hays County District Attorney Sherri Tibbe and Hays County District Attorney Cathy Compton had 3 years to solidify the women’s statements (with no video statements to compare it with). And 3 years to try and get more alleged victims to come forward (none ever did, either before or after the trial). They had 3 years to build up a comprehensive PR strategy that would trump any evidence (devil worship, animal metaphors, massive security to sway public, media and jury opinion, as well as build up a collection of cliches to make Hindus look bad and practice screaming and shouting at Swami Prakashanand Saraswati   ’s large pool of defense witnesses and calling them liars). They also had 3 years to taint the jury pool via the media.

Sherri Tibbe and Cathy Compton were harvesting the souls of Hindus
Above: Cathy Compton harvesting the souls of Hindus

If you need another smoking gun, it’s that in trial, the three co-conspirators, Kate Tonnessen, Vesla Tonnessen Kazimer and Shyama Rose had a prepared skeleton story of what happened – each unable to answer anything outside of that skeleton story.

Hays County District Attorney Cathy Compton learned about Prakashanand Saraswati on wikipedia
Above: Hays County Assistant District Attorney incorrectly thought
Swami Prakashanand Saraswati had a religious center in England.
She got this from wikipedia. Her only 3-year preparation for trial
was an internet search about how to make Hindus look bad and
 checking Swami Prakashanand Saraswati’s wikipedia page
for information posted by a “ghost-writer”

If you need another smoking gun, it’s that when reacting to Swami Prakashanand Saraswati’s lawyers’ chart with the timetable of the events, Assistant District Attorney Cathy Compton threw her hands at those dates and said: “these dates don’t matter. I picked those dates!” Kate Tonnessen, Vesla Tonnessen Kazimer and Shyama Rose had all claimed (and then contradicted themselves) that they had filed the reports on their own, independent of the Hays County District Attorney’s office. If the Assistant District Attorney selected the 
dates on which Kate Tonnessen, Vesla Tonnessen Kazimer and Shyama Rose were groped, how can the women have them in their reports? Reports that were supposedly done without collaboration and without any “help” from the Hays County District Attorney’s office? This alone should have been grounds for a mistrial.

Hays County Assistant District Attorney Cathy Compton
said that SHE chose the dates on which the women were groped.
Above: Cathy Compton demonstrating Shaken Baby Syndrome    on a doll

If you need another smoking gun it’s the holes in the women’s statements – the lack of meat on the skeleton if you will. For example, Kate Tonnessen said in her testimony that Shyama Rose saw her being groped by Swami Prakashanand Saraswati. However, Shyama Rose testified that she never saw it happen to anybody. Shyama Rose said that she never told anybody about it, and Shyama Rose never testified she ever talked to Kate about it like Kate Tonnessen said. The contradiction between the two testimonies, according to Hays County Assistant District Attorney Cathy Compton, is proof that the women were truthful and by extension, that Swami Prakashanand Saraswati    was guilty.

One final point is that Swami Prakashanand Saraswati volunteered for, and passed a polygraph test, but unfortunately it was inadmissible in Texas courts: http://www.liveleak.com/view?i=a05_1222970419   

Reaction:
People need to know more about this. What can we do to bring justice to Swamiji?

Stage 6- 

You can help spread these facts to as many people as possible.
Watch this youtube video with a brief synopsis of some of the facts:
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=6Dz1hFscrMQ   
Join the facebook page to support the cause:
https://www.facebook.com/pages/Swami-Prakashanand-Saraswati-The-Real-Story/165863336800139?sk=info   
Read this article with a more thorough summary of the facts:
https://www.facebook.com/topic.php?uid=165863336800139&topic=197   

Hays County public officials have a team of astroturf bloggers who promote their agenda. You may have noticed that Hays County astroturf never go beyond the first stage. If a member of the public has not  progressed passed stage one, his reaction won’t pass stage one. The facts of the trial crush everything that demagogues District Attorney Sherri Tibbe and Assistant District Attorney Cathy Compton want to portray to the public.

Reaction: [You decide!]

Further Reading.
Youtube video with a summary of some of the facts of the trial of Swami Prakashanand Saraswati.
In dept analysis of the trial and persecution of Swami Prakashanand Saraswati.
Faces of Deceit: Hays County District Attorney Sherri Tibbe and Cathy Compton destroyed video testimony to convict the innocent Swami Prakashanand Saraswati
http://knol.google.com/k/barbara-witherspoon/faces-of-deceit-hays-county-district/3cf3iu9cmqygq/1#view
Mass hysteria and the religious trial of Swami Prakashanand Saraswati.
Hays County District Attorney Sherri Tibbe: Remover of Obstacles
Like this facebook page to show your support for Swami Prakashanand Saraswati.
Official website of Hays County District Attorney’s office.

*Spectral evidence refers to the spectre of the defendant groping the witness, while remaining invisible to everyone else. And this being used as evidence that the defendant is a witch. This type of evidence has been banned since 1693.


Copyrighted text and pictures are provided under Fair Use provisions to facilitate education and further research into corrupt Government officials, District Attorney Sherri Tibbe and Chief Assistant District Attorney Cathy Compton.

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