Jo Scott, abortion protester, hit with federal charges after allegedly shoving man at clinic

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Jo Scott.
In April, Jo Scott -- one of the central figures in our 2008 feature "Planned Parenthood's Scheme to Bust Abortion Protesters" -- was convicted of violating the state's bubble law, which bans anti-abortion picketers from coming within eight feet of anyone in a hundred-foot radius of a clinic without permission.

Now, Scott and her husband, Kenneth, are in more trouble -- this time from the feds.

The Justice Department has filed a civil complaint in U.S. District Court against both Scotts for violating the Freedom of Access to Clinic Entrances Act, also known as the FACE Act. And the complaint, accessible at this link and on view below, supports its allegations with a slew of incidents from August 2009 to the present at Planned Parenthood of the Rocky Mountains (PPRM) in Denver.

On numerous occasions, Kenneth is said to have walked or stood in the facility's driveway to either prevent clients from coming or going without confronting him. And that's not to mention verbal abuse aimed at PPRM staffers -- terms of endearment cited include "murderer" and "baby killer."

The list of Jo Scott-related incidents is similar -- but one on June 9, 2010 stands out because of the implication that even Kenneth felt she'd gone too far. The document says a person who had accompanied a client to PPRM was standing on the sidewalk, smoking a cigarette, when the Scotts began screaming that God hated him, among other pleasantries. The guy tried to away, but Jo allegedly poked him in the back, and when he turned around, she pushed him in the chest. At that point, Kenneth physically restrained Jo, but she tried to wrestle free and go after the man again.

Compensatory relief requested includes numerous fines of up to $15,000 each. Not that such punishment is likely to stop the Scotts. See the entire complaint below.

Jo and Kenneth Scott: FACE Act Violation Complaint

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Mary
Mary

Here is a picture of the tshirt that fake Christianextremist Ken Scott wears often:

http://www.summeroftrust.com/w...

Based on the Bible, the following is what the shirt shouldactually say instead:

 

Jesus is the Judge, therefore

 

HATEFUL WORDS AND DEEDS IS MURDER

(1 John 3:15) Whosoever hateth his brother is a murderer:and ye know that no murderer hath eternal life abiding in him.

(Matthew 5:39, 44) But I say unto you, That ye resist notevil: but whosoever shall smite thee on thy right cheek, turn to him the otheralso…. But I say unto you, Love your enemies, bless them that curse you, dogood to them that hate you, and pray for them which despitefully use you, andpersecute you.

 

HYPOCRISY IS SIN

(Matthew 6:5) And when thou prayest, thou shalt not be asthe hypocrites [are]: for they love to pray standing in the synagogues and inthe corners of the streets, that they may be seen of men. Verily I say untoyou, They have their reward.

 

NARROW-MINDED RELIGION IS A LIE

(Luke 9:49-50) Now John answered and said, "Master, wesaw someone casting out demons in Your name, and we forbade him because he doesnot follow with us." But Jesus said to him, "Do not forbid him,for he who is not against us is on our side."

 

LITERAL BELIEF IN THE GENESIS CREATION STORY IS ADELUSION

(2 Peter 3:8) But, beloved, be not ignorant of this onething, that one day [is] with the Lord as a thousand years, and a thousandyears as one day.

 

OPPRESSION OF WOMEN IS REBELLION

(John 8:3-11) “Then the scribes and Pharisees brought to Hima woman caught in adultery. And when they had set her in the midst, they saidto Him, "Teacher, this woman was caught in adultery, in the very act. "NowMoses, in the law, commanded us that such should be stoned. But what do Yousay?" This they said, testing Him, that they might have [something] ofwhich to accuse Him. But Jesus stooped down and wrote on the ground with [His]finger, as though He did not hear. So when they continued asking Him, He raisedHimself up and said to them, "He who is without sin among you, let himthrow a stone at her first." And again He stooped down and wrote on theground. Then thosewho heard [it], being convicted by [their] conscience, went out one by one,beginning with the oldest [even] to the last. And Jesus was left alone, and thewoman standing in the midst.

 

When Jesus had raised Himself up and saw no one but thewoman, He said to her, "Woman, where are those accusers of yours? Has noone condemned you?"  She said,"No one, Lord." And Jesus said to her, "Neither do I condemnyou; go and sin no more."

 

FUNDAMENTALISM IS FALSE RELIGION

(Matthew 23:15) "Woe to you, scribes and Pharisees,hypocrites! For you travel land and sea to win one proselyte, and when he iswon, you make him twice as much a son of hell as yourselves.”

 

 

OPERATION SAVE AMERICA IS PRETEND SALT

(Matthew 7:20-23) “Wherefore by their fruits ye shall knowthem. Not every one that saith unto me, Lord, Lord, shall enter into thekingdom of heaven; but he that doeth the will of my Father which is in heaven. Manywill say to me in that day, Lord, Lord, have we not prophesied in thy name? andin thy name have cast out devils? and in thy name done many wonderful works? Andthen will I profess unto them, I never knew you: depart from me, ye that workiniquity.”

Sick of it!
Sick of it!

Fact:Ken Scott is a convicted deadbeat dad, he didn’t even support his own children!

Ken:before you go yelling at everyone else, take a look at yourself and pray to theLord so he will tell you to please shut up and go home! D-E-A-D-B-E-A-T  D-A-D.

Fact:Jo Scott served Federal time after she was convicted of conspiring to BOMB awomen's health clinic in California!

Whata sweet, Christian thing to do, Jo! Way to represent Jesus, there are lots ofBible verses about Jesus blowing stuff up!

Bothof these facts were confirmed by a former (non-bully) "sidewalkcounselor", who knows the Scotts personally, but finally quit when she sawhow horrible their actions really are. It was also confirmed by a police officer, who is apparently a friend ofKen and Jo, but coincidentally, also a friend of mine.

Ilive two blocks away from where this all takes place, week after week, and weall know who Ken Scott and Jo Scott are and it seems every time I drive bythere, Ken is out there yelling and screaming at everyone like a psychopath andJo is standing on a ladder so she can look over the privacy fence (violatingthe people’s privacy) and yelling at anyone around- which is what these fakeChristians such as Jo call "sidewalk counseling".  Their “Christian group” also tries to takepictures/videos of everyone, even of people as they walk in or out the frontdoor of the medical facility there!

TheseJesus-hating "sidewalk counselors" have disgusting, photo-shoppedsigns, bloody plastic children's baby dolls and morbid "babycaskets", and fake 'abortion' posters of bloody babies, and these are allover the streets in our neighborhood. They are out there nearly every day, andapparently paid to be there by Bob Adolph Enyart of Denver Bible Church inArvada.

Anotherfact: “Pastor” Bob Adolph Enyart was sentenced to 60 days in jail for beating a7 year old boy so hard with a belt that he bled! This is the kind of person hetruly is. 

Thesepeople are nasty bullies, plain and simple. They know no boundaries; they are very loud, obnoxious and aggressiveand I can often hear them from my back yard! This is not they behavior of a real Christian.

Everyonereading this take a minute and imagine how you would feel if you had thesepsychopaths with their grotesque signs lining the streets in your neighborhood!We are sick of it. NONE of us in this neighborhood (which was much nicer beforethese fake “Christian” bullies showed up) want to drive near these horribleimages and activities, especially when we have our young children in the carwho often ask "why is the man with the Jesus shirt yelling at everyone?"

Theywill intentionally mislead and lie to ANYONE who they can get to stopand listen, or otherwise is within earshot. They are all blasphemous towardsthe sacred Christian Bible and Jesus and are harassing many REAL Christians.

Jesuswas peaceful and would have never done any of this and would not have approvedof this in any way.

I am a member of a very large and REAL Christian Churchsouth of Denver and our Pastor gave a wonderful sermon on Sunday about howthese "sidewalk counselor" bullies blaspheme the name of theLord.  Our Pastor encouraged us to engageVoice of Choice (http://www.vochoice.org) to help attempt to get the protesters to see that this should not beabout anyone's stance on abortion, but to NOT BULLY and NOT HARRASS your fellowhuman beings.

Hundreds of the parishioners have contacted Voice ofChoice and offered their services to do what they could do to help.  I hope you will do the same.  Please pray for the protesters!

REAL Christian
REAL Christian

Look what was found on the Internet today when searching for birth control in Denver:Here are a couple of video examples of harassment, pure ignorance and misogyny on Scott Melvin Evans' own video channel (You can hear Kenneth Tyler Scott, convicted criminal, who is the main idiot yelling at people and even though it's not hard to miss, the sad excuse for a human being in the red shirt is none other than Scott Melvin Evans):

They try to stop a young lady from walking in to get birth control information (to prevent an unplanned pregnancy, which will in fact reduce abortions):http://www.vimeo.com/26835663

They randomly yell at anyone entering and tell them not to "kill their baby", even though many of them are there for health services and birth control, etc.http://www.vimeo.com/26835239

Scott and Ken, as your shirts say: "Jesus is the judge" and if that's true, then he will certainly be judging you and your un-Christlike behavior!  Even though you deny it, we know you are paid to be there.  Why don't you all get real jobs and quit being a disgusting public nuisance?

Reality
Reality

10 Things I'd Say to the Anti-Choice Fanatics Trying to End Access to Abortion

By Amanda Marcotte, AlterNetPosted on July 27, 2011, Printed on September 7, 2011http://www.alternet.org/st...

The anti-choice movement would be nowhere without a heavy denial of reality based on the promotion of myths about sex, about birth control, about women’s bodies, but especially about abortion. While the majority of Americans are pro-choice, the constant drumbeat of stories makes the public wonder if there isn’t some truth to the stereotypes, causing even pro-choice people to support regulations such as waiting periods, parental notification laws, and ultrasound laws that only serve to make it harder for women in need to get abortions.

With that in mind, here’s ten realities pro-choicers should throw in the face of anti-abortion fanatics they have the misfortune to get into arguments with:

1) Most abortions take place early in pregnancy. Anti-abortion propaganda tends to focus on late term fetuses and even pictures of babies and small children, falsely implying that what’s evacuated during your typical abortion is basically the same as a baby. They shouldn’t be able to get away with this, but instead should acknowledge that nine out of ten abortions take place in the first 12 weeks of pregnancy. Additionally, the growth of medical abortion means a much larger percentage of abortions---62% overall---take place before the 9th week of pregnancy. In fact, in most abortions, the term “fetus” is incorrect, as doctors classify it as an embryo until the 11th week of pregnancy. At 8 weeks, and embryo is about ½ an inch long, and at 12 weeks, the fetus is a little over 2 inches long. In contrast, a full-term baby is an average 20 inches long, a full 40 times larger than the size of the average embryo during an abortion. The response to the bloody fetus pictures anti-choicers love should be pictures showing how small ½ an inch really is.

2) If not for anti-choicers, even more women would get abortions much earlier in their pregnancies. Most women want to terminate unwanted pregnancies as soon as possible, but there are some women who wait until 12 or 16 or even 20 weeks to terminate a pregnancy for elective reasons. Why do about 10% of women having abortions wait until early in their second trimester? It’s not because they’re stupid or indifferent to the growing fetus inside them. Research indicates that women delay having abortions because they have trouble deciding, they struggle to come up with the funds, and because they may have to travel and overcome legal obstacles to get an abortion. When anti-choicers focus on abortions that happen at 14 or 16 weeks, they should be asked what they’re doing to make sure women are getting abortions earlier: Do they support Medicaid funding? Do they want to help make sure there’s an easy to access provider in every county? If abortions after an embryo turns to a fetus bother you so much, you should be making sure women who want abortions can get them earlier in their pregnancies.

3) Doctors perform late term abortions because of medical indications, often on women who desperately wanted the baby. Anti-choicers like to lump all abortions together, implying that women wait until they’re 20 weeks pregnant or more to terminate a pregnancy because it somehow just occurred to them that they didn’t want to have a baby. But the rule of thumb with abortion is, “The later the termination, the higher the odds that the woman needed it for medical reasons.” Indeed, doctors who perform abortions after 24 usually require, as a matter of practice and of law, that the women have medical necessity reasons for abortion. Before he died, Dr. George Tiller had to have a second doctor confirm every diagnosis of a medical condition allowing post-24 week abortions. When he was accused of fudging these records to allow for elective abortions, the court found that Dr. Tiller innocent of all the charges.

Anti-choicers should be asked if they really can look a woman in the face whose fetus has defects incompatible with life or whose blood pressure is rising so high that it will kill her, and tell that woman that she shouldn’t be able to save herself or her family because later term abortions gross them out.

4) Women who get abortions aren’t afraid of being mothers. Anti-choice protesters like to shout at women going into clinics about how they would really like motherhood if they tried it out. In reality, women who have abortions are fully cognizant of the joys and pains of motherhood; 61% of women having abortion are already mothers. Anti-choicers who wax poetic about motherhood should be asked to explain why women who are already mothers would therefore choose abortion.

5) Abortion is physically safe. Anti-choice propaganda dwells on calling abortion clinics “abortion mills” and even going so far to call, as Michele Bachmann did, abortion an “act of violence” committed against the woman getting it. The truth is that abortion is a simple outpatient procedure that’s on the high end of safety for a medical procedure. The vast majority of abortions have no complications at all, and abortion is considered many times safer than childbirth. There are no long term health effects of abortion; anti-choice claims that it’s correlated to breast cancer have been repeatedly shown to be false. When anti-choicers get hysterical about how abortion is “violence”, they should be made to answer for the statistics that show it’s much safer than childbirth.

6) Abortion is mentally safe. In order to dissuade women from abortion, anti-choicers claim it will invoke depression and possibly even post-traumatic stress disorder. But repeated studies show not only that abortion doesn’t cause depression, but that giving birth can. In fact, mental illness can be a medical indicator for abortion; for women for whom giving birth can aggravate mental health problems, an abortion is often necessary to prevent further degradation of their mental health. Andrea Yates is good evidence against the contention that childbirth is a panacea, but anti-choicers should explain why they think they know better than the American Psychological Association when it comes to the mental health effects of abortion.

7) Women who get abortions take responsibility for their decision. Much anti-choice propaganda and legislation portrays women getting abortions as too stupid or cowed to understand the gravity of their decision. Supporters of mandatory ultrasounds argue that once women realize there’s an embryo in there, they’ll dash out of the clinic, an argument that assumes women must think they’re growing puppies or lemons in there and have to be set straight. The truth is that women who get abortions know that they’re terminating a pregnancy and are determined to do it long before they set foot in the doctor’s office. When dealing with supports of ultrasound laws, I recommend referencing this study of women who looked at ultrasound images before an abortion. The research showed that none of the women who did so changed their minds, and a substantial majority found that the images didn’t have much of an effect on their feelings at all.

8) Abortion providers are responsible medical professionals who work to make sure their patients are healthy and avoid future unintended pregnancies. Anti-choicers refuse to acknowledge that abortion providers are medical professionals who put their patients first, instead using terms such as “abortion industry” and claiming that abortion providers are trying to increase the abortion rate to make more money. First of all, abortion prices are relatively low compared to other medical procedures. Your average abortion costs around $500. The average cost of childbirth is 17 times as much. Ask an anti-choicer why a doctor who is just in it for the money wouldn’t go for the more lucrative profession of delivering babies.

When the words “abortion industry” come up, it’s fun to ask anti-choicers if they know what the term “non-profit” means, as the nation’s single largest provider of abortions, Planned Parenthood, is a non-profit. Additionally, Planned Parenthood works tirelessly to reduce the abortion rate by promoting sex education and contraception, the very tools necessary to prevent unintended pregnancy and therefore abortion. Contraception counseling to prevent future abortions is a regular feature in abortion care.

9) Women get abortions because they’re being responsible. Abortion is often characterized, even by some pro-choicers, as the result of women’s irresponsibility. Women are assumed to get pregnant because they were being irresponsible, and all too often, abortion is characterized as the “easy way out”. The truth is more complex. More than half of women getting abortions were trying to prevent pregnancy by using a contraception method the month they got pregnant. Moreover, it’s not like abortion is all cake and roses, but in fact it’s an unpleasant medical procedure that resembles all those other ones you get when you’re being responsible for your health. Most women getting abortions cite their personal responsibilities as a reason to get an abortion: responsibilities to actual children, financial responsibilities, work and school responsibilities. An honest society would view waiting to have children until you’re prepared for them as a sign that someone is responsible, instead of evidence that she’s irresponsible.

10) Conservative policies cause the abortion rate to be higher than it needs to be. No one wants an abortion. Women aren’t getting pregnant on purpose so they can enjoy an expensive suctioning of their uterine lining. So why are there 1.2 million abortions a year in America? Part of it is just bad luck; sometimes contraception fails and unwanted pregnancies happen. That will always be with us.

However, 46% of women who get abortions weren’t using a contraceptive method the month they got pregnant, indicating that conservative policies that discourage regular contraception use---everything from abstinence-only education to objecting to any measures that make contraception cheaper and easier to obtain---have been effective in keeping women from using contraception as regularly as they should. In addition, abortion rates are much higher for women living in poverty, and three quarters of women getting abortions say they can’t afford a child. If anti-choicers start moaning about the high rate of abortions, ask them what they intend to do about it. Do they want to make birth control free for all women? What about expansive social welfare that makes it easier for pregnant women living in poverty to say yes to having this baby? Most anti-choicers are generally conservative, and most will get really angry really quick if you start to mention concrete solutions to lower the abortion rate.

Amanda Marcotte co-writes the blog Pandagon. She is the author of It's a Jungle Out There: The Feminist Survival Guide to Politically Inhospitable Environments.

© 2011 Independent Media Institute. All rights reserved.View this story online at: http://www.alternet.org/story/...

REAL Christian
REAL Christian

JO SCOTT (FORMERLY JO KREIPEL, BUT CHANGED TO JO SCOTT AFTER SHE MARRIED KEN SCOTT) WAS CONVICTED AND SERVED FEDERAL TIME FOR CONSPIRING TO BOMB A CLINIC IN CALIFORNIA! JESUS IS THE JUDGE!     

REAL Christian
REAL Christian

I live on Olive Street, two blocks away from where this took place, and I know who Scott is and every single time I drive by there (like this past Saturday morning, which made me feel like I had to comment today), he is out there with a ridiculous looking small video camera mounted to his shoulder, makes terrible loud noises blowing on some horn, all in some vain attempt to overcome some major insecurities, all while violating everyone's right to privacy. He and convicted criminals Jo Scott and Ken Scott have disgusting, photo-shopped signs and fake 'abortion' posters of bloody babies all over the streets in our neighborhood. They are out there nearly every day, apparently paid to be there. They know no boundaries, are very loud, obnoxious and aggressive and I can often hear them yelling and making noise from my back yard! NONE of my neighbors want to drive near these horrible images and activities, especially when we have our young children in the car. Everyone reading this take a minute and imagine how you would feel if you had these grotesque signs lining the streets in your neighborhood! We are sick of it. These "protestors" all seem to try to video tape and intimidate anyone who drives down Pontiac street and will lie to and mislead ANYONE who they can get to stop to listen, or otherwise is within earshot. They are all blasphemous towards the sacred Christian Bible and are harassing many REAL Christians, most whom are going into a clinic for birth control and other needed medical services. GOD will be the judge of all of us one way or another, NOT these "protestors"! Jesus was peaceful and would have never done any of this and would not have approved in any way. These "protestors" are the new Westboro Baptist Church of our community and their arrogant ignorance is so sad.       

Jamie Schofield
Jamie Schofield

Eric, it won't let me post further in that thread (no more room), so you wrote:

1000+ women?

How's about an actual, factual statement on the number of proceedures? Or for that matter the number of women who actually would attest to having their course of action "altered" by the old koot?

5-10 women in a year? 15?

A thousand, much less a thousand plus sounds a little screwball to me.

Actually, a whole lot screwball.

As does the rant on Sanger. There's no connection from her to today, and it doesn't pass the smell test to anybody not as looped as you. You mask your intolerance in a pious, church attached approach, but no loving entity would spout the hate for women seeking help you people do.

And the idiot jackoffs driving around in the "truth truck"

Here's one for ya, how many women, tragically had something go wrong because that street thug was there and they were too intimidated to go past her and to to PP for help?

Abortion constitutes about 3 percent of PP's services.

The planning and birth control strategies PP provides avoids the very outcome that this old lady decries, yet is possibly and quite probably the direct cause of in many cases.

Now for the kicker.  Do you also condemn birth control? -----------------------------------------------------Counting ONLY women who have come back to Jo and the group there and personally said they changed their minds about having an abortion specifically because Jo and the others were there, that number is approximately 100 a year.  No conjecture, no estimate, they keep an exact number.  Scott Evans could probably tell you what the number is so far this year, as he is often down there.  This number does *not* include all of the women who have changed their mind but never came back to say so.  Jo has been at the clinic for more than a decade, so when I say 1,000+, that is an extremely conservative estimate.

No connection from Sanger to today?  Eric, again you are so ignorant.  Planned Parenthood annually gives an award IN HER NAME, called "The Maggie," to honor Margaret Sanger's legacy.  No connection to today?  Yet again, you are just flat wrong.  They celebrate Margaret "exterminate the Negros" Sanger every year, and the vast majority of PP clinics are in black or hispanic neighborhoods to continue the job.

And no, of course I don't condemn birth control.  What gives you that silly idea?  But, I certainly wouldn't get mine from PP. I don't condemn clothing buttons or lamp shades, but I certainly wouldn't buy them from a Holocaust death camp like Bergen Belsen.  The fact is that 1.6 million unborn children are murdered in the womb every year in America, which means that we equal the number of Jews killed by Hitler every FOUR YEARS, and Planned Parenthood is the #1 abortion provider in America, and according to their own proudly announced statistics, they did a record number of abortions last year.  They are in the business of increasing the # of abortions, not keeping them down.  Have you even seen the child pornography they hand over to kids as young as 12?  I have a copy on the bookshelf behind me, just so I can show people who don't even believe me.   It depicts adults and children in sexual positions and doing sexual things.  It is disgusting and pornographic, and PP provides this book even to young, pre-teen children, even without their parents' knowledge (much less consent).  Prevent abortions?  Don't make me laugh.  It's their #1 source of income according to their own reports.

PP hates Ken, Jo and others like them because Jo is personally responsible for costing this one clinic over half a million dollars in revenue.  So, if you think PP has no motive to railroad a perfectly innocent, living, caring and self-sacrificing woman like Jo Scott, you're downright deluded.  The bottom line is that she is "guilty" of having a 6-second-long, "calm" conversation with a woman in public from several feet away, in which the other woman said Jo was "concerned for me" and "worried about me."  If you can't even believe the words of the "victim" herself, then I have no time for you.

Josh
Josh

Wow. What a lie about Jo Scott. The video cameras from Planned Parenthood run all the time and the only thing that they've been able to show is that she walked behind someone and was talking to them. No yelling, no physical contact. Only telling them that abortion isn't their only option and that God loves their babies and that they're here to help. The audio recordings from Planned Parenthood haven't been allowed to see the light of day because those who are quick to shed innocent blood would prefer to lie about peaceful protestors like Ken and Jo Scott.

Sarah
Sarah

Jo and Ken are the sweetest little constitutional rights deniers that I have had the privilege of ridicullng.  They are some serious asshats, I'm telling you, all the way down to their freedom trampling little toes.  If only we had more of these people trying to infringe upon our constitutional rights and deny us our God-given freedoms.  If only.  Then we could become the fascist state that we dream of.

Scott Evans
Scott Evans

I join Ken and Jo at the baby-murdering center every Saturday morning. My wife is there on Saturdays as well, when possible.  If we were to say or do anything like Jo is accused of, Jo would pull us aside and tell us to never say or do that again.  But she nor her husband Ken have had to do so, because they told us when we first started joining them that violence and nasty name-calling will not be tolerated.  We are to speak the truth in love.  

The FACE charges are just another example of the government trying to silence the type of free speech they don't like.  Not one person wanting to go into the Denver Planned Parenthood to kill their child has ever been denied entry by the pro-lifers who are there.  One car may have had to wait while one of us talked to someone in a car in front of them, but that would only be for a minute or so and then both would freely drive into the parking lot.  That is not against the FACE Act.

For those of you who are happy to hear of these charges against Jo, remember, you could be next.  Be careful what you say or do or you could be penalized for offending someone someday. 

If we were trying to save cats and dogs, we'd never be bothered by anybody, but being we're trying to save the lives of baby boys and girls, we're hassled without merit.  Maybe some of you pro-aborts can relate to this story because it affects your tax dollars. On January 8 of this year, 10 cop cars showed up at Planned Parenthood.  For what?  For Jo and my wife writing in the frost with their fingers on the tarp that covers the fence at Planned Parenthood.  Yes, you read that right.  It's not a typo.  10 cops each in their own cruiser spent our tax dollars showing up to 'investigate' two grandmothers writing in the frost.  No matter what you feel about abortion, as a taxpayer, that has got to get your ire up, I would think.  Here's the link to the video: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v... 

At any rate, that's what we have to put up with just to try and save baby boys and girls who are sucking their thumbs and playing with their toes in the safest place a baby should be, in their mother's womb.  But in this death-crazed society, it's literally the most dangerous place a child can be.  So, if you want to take up a cause, then fight for a rain forest somewhere because that's safe.  Whatever you do, don't fight for the lives of baby boys and girls because you will be harassed even though you are breaking no laws whatsoever.   

STOP THE KILLING!
STOP THE KILLING!

I had the privilege of meeting some of the mom's who let their children live and who Jo and Ken Scott helped. The boys and girls are happy and healthy and they are so thankful they didn't let Planned Parenthood kill their children. It's an extreme injustice that Barrack Obortion, Claudia, Planned Parenthood employees and the cops would seek to abuse the "law" to oppress this loving grandma and grandpa rather than arrest the adults who are KILLING little boys and girls in their abortion mill daily.   

Jamie Schofield
Jamie Schofield

This story is so blatantly libelous, it boggles the imagination.  Anyone who knows Ken and Jo know these allegations are outrageously preposterous and pure fiction.  They absolutely NEVER, EVER come close to anything approximating physical assault.  If someone accepts a hug, she'll give one with a smile and a tear.  They NEVER, EVER spew hate or threats at anyone.  They offer love, hope, grace, information and help to women coming to the clinic. Over the years, more than a thousand women have accepted that help and thanked Jo for being there.  (And that is strictly just the ones who have come back and said so, who changed their mind about having an abortion, and whose children are alive and well today, thanks to Ken and Jo.)  She has been to numerous births of the very children she's had a hand in rescuing.

Hateful, mean, threatening?  LUDICROUS.  Just ask the 1000+ women who have thanked her for being there.  Furthermore, Ken and Jo Scott offer any and all help they can possibly give or arrange, including a place to stay, groceries, babysitting, help finding a job, help and protection from abusive family members and boyfriends who seek to bully and force them to have an abortion (more than one woman has been seen being physically dragged into the clinic against her will), and other kinds of help.

Not one word of hate or anything like this article suggests has ever passed from her lips at the clinic.  She is filled with love and hope and offers of help for women who visit this death camp clinic.  Yes, she urges women to please not kill their children.  Jo sincerely believe that abortion takes the life of a living, unique human being, a real person.  If you think she is mistaken about that, you have to know that she does what she does out of a deep well of love and compassion.

This story, and many other stories about the Scotts, are outrageously false.  I was personally at her trial.  The prosecutor opened by saying he would show that she cursed profanity, that she grabbed the "victim," and that she blocked the woman from entering the clinic.  On the stand, the "victim" herself said that Jo never said those things!  That Jo did NOT grab her at any time!  And that Jo wasn't even between her and the clinic entrance!  Video footage of this "crime" was shown openly in the court.  It showed, blatantly obviously, that Jo never came into physical contact with the woman, she appeared to be talking completely calmly, and was walking beside this woman briefly (a few feet away) and then BEHIND the woman as she walked into the clinic.  Jo never, EVER entered the clinic property.  And they found her guilty?  Of what?  Of talking calmly to someone on a public sidewalk?  Yes, really.  Even if you are pro-choice, it was blazingly obvious in court that she is being railroaded in a kangaroo court.

God bless Ken and Jo Scott.  They will not give up doing whatever they can to rescue the most precious, innocent babies from having their arms and legs ripped off while they writhe in pain, or being burned to death with chemicals, or otherwise being chopped up and sucked into a tube, to be sold for grisly, Mengele-like "research."

Jessica Sideways
Jessica Sideways

I've seen this bitch around the clinic. I hope she gets prison time.

REAL Christian
REAL Christian

That's right, Scott Melvin Evans, JESUS is the judge!

Eric
Eric

"They" keep exact records.

Who is "they"?

One last question.

Is any of the stuff you asserted in this last post verifiable?

Didn't think so.

You're not just an idiot and a kook.

You're also a liar.

Jamie Schofield
Jamie Schofield

And what "constitutional right" have Ken and Jo EVER denied anyone?  They don't call names.  They don't threaten.  They don't shout hate.  They say things like "God loves you, and He loves your baby."  They do NOT block the entrance.  People going into the clinic sometimes stop in front of the entrance.  That is the driver's choice.  What is Jo supposed to do? Stand there and wait silently?  Run away from a fellow private citizen who just wants to peacefully talk to her, which they both have every right to do?  Or run over to their car window, offer some quick information and offer any help they might need so they can move their car out of the way and not block anyone illegally...

Again, as they stand on a public sidewalk and peacefully express their opinion to passers by, WHAT "constitutional rights" are they denying anyone?  What?  Name one.

They have committed no crime.  Even the complaining "victim" said on the stand that Jo didn't do those things that the prosecutor charged Jo with and accused her of doing.

REAL Christian
REAL Christian

Scott Melvin Evans, you typed "but she nor her husband Ken have had to do so, because they told us when we first started joining them that violence and nasty name-calling will not be tolerated."  You called my neighbor's daughter a "baby-killer" just this past Saturday, when she went in to get birth control with her husband!  YOU ARE A LIAR!

Eric
Eric

This is too nuts to be true..............

But I did pull up the youtube video you referenced.

All kidding aside, I could not be a cop..............for the simple reason that I most likely would have lost all self restraint and strangled the loud mouth goober in the cammo jacket.

He responds to a call, with this woman violating the bubble law, gets berated and insulted by this cammo jacket jerkoff, and attempts to calmly explain to the crazy old lady that she's breaking the law. We get the "gestapo reference, "you're like the guys workin' for Hitler" taunts, and still remains professional.

Just watching the video made me want to drop that crazy asshat.

My God he was on my nerves, and he sounded like the kook he no doubt is.

No, the youtube video was an inditement of the whole anti choice cult and their blatant disrespect of anybody and any thing that they disaggree with.

The "At any rate, that's what we have to put up with just to save baby boys and girls................." on and on is nauseating to read, because you, not the police, PP, or the Supreme Court, are playing the part of the Gestapo.

As if you dolts even knew what the gestapo was, or how evil thy were.

Eric
Eric

That post would seem to end any credibility you may have previously had.

Calm down. Read what you wrote.

With your ilk, the emotion's always  high, the logic low.

REAL Christian
REAL Christian

This video is just one of many. Why don't you show the real video, the one that shows Jo grabbing this girl (which you have conveniently left off screen)? Another misleading lie! WHY DON'T YOU POST HOW JO SCOTT (FORMERLY KNOWN AS JO ANN KREIPEL) DID TIME IN A FEDERAL PENITENTIARY FOR CONSPIRING TO BOMB A CLINIC IN CALIFORNIA?!

areyoublind
areyoublind

Love to bust your bubble, Sideways:  No prison time for JoAnn or Kenneth.  You would've known that by reading the above complaint.  It's a DOJ civil suit; the feds only want an injunction and cash.  Ultimately, the feds will probably receive neither making this another fine example of government waste.  So, expect to see more of JoAnn AND Kenneth around that hell-hole clinic of yours. Haha.

Eric
Eric

In spite of the conviction?

What planet are you from?

Jamie Schofield
Jamie Schofield

You're such a disingenuous coward that you can't even answer simple, direct questions, can you?

And, the Bubble Law?  You have no idea what you're talking about.  If Ken, Jo and the others were violating the Bubble Law, they wouldn't be out there anymore - they'd be in prison for years.  They're NOT violating the Bubble Law.  You think 10 cars of cops would give her citation for writing in some frost, but not charge her with breaking that law? Seriously?

The Bubble Law says they can't come within a certain distance of the building's entrance.  Here's a clue, Captain Amazing -- the entrance of the building is far inside the fenced compound, and they are not anywhere near the building entrance, nor do they step one inch onto the property of the clinic.  Have you ever been there?  I have, several times.  Check it out sometime, so you don't end up looking like an ignorant fool.  Nobody is breaking any Bubble Law.

By your own testimony, you believe in physically assaulting people because they have different beliefs, and if they express those beliefs on a public sidewalk, they should be thrown into a gulag and left there to rot.  And you call us fascists?  You seriously need to look in the mirror, because the only jackboot thug I see in this conversation is you.  We believe in the PEACEFUL, lawful expression of political differences. You believe in "dropping that asshat" and jailing people for expressing different beliefs in public.  So much for freedom and liberty.  Who's the one expressing a desire to infringe on the rights of others?  You are.

Michael Roberts
Michael Roberts

Your reading of the complaint is correct: fines and an injunction. Thanks for the post.

Laservision
Laservision

She was sentenced yesterday for her conviction in Denver County Court in April.  Maybe Michael Roberts will tell us what she got.  Hopefully it's jail time.

Even if she didn't get jail time, God will punish her for all of the abortions that she's caused by interfering with the access to affordable birth control.  She'll burn in Hell.  (Now I should probably do the Christian thing and say "Haha!")

Eric
Eric

1000+ women?

How's about an actual, factual statement on the number of proceedures? Or for that matter the number of women who actually would attest to having their course of action "altered" by the old koot?

5-10 women in a year? 15?

A thousand, much less a thousand plus sounds a little screwball to me.

Actually, a whole lot screwball.

As does the rant on Sanger. There's no connection from her to today, and it doesn't pass the smell test to anybody not as looped as you. You mask your intolerance in a pious, church attached approach, but no loving entity would spout the hate for women seeking help you people do.

And the idiot jackoffs driving around in the "truth truck"

Here's one for ya, how many women, tragically had something go wrong because that street thug was there and they were too intimidated to go past her and to to PP for help?

Abortion constitutes about 3 percent of PP's services.

The planning and birth control strategies PP provides avoids the very outcome that this old lady decries, yet is possibly and quite probably the direct cause of in many cases.

Now for the kicker.

Do you also condemn birth control? 

.

Jamie Schofield
Jamie Schofield

You think a person should be thrown behind bars for a year and a half (what her parole officer recommended) for "calmly" expressing her personal beliefs on a public sidewalk to a passerby several feet away, in such a way that the "victim" herself said under oath that Jo was "calm" and "concerned about me" and "worried about me?"  Do you actually suggest that is a criminal offense of ANY kind, much less one worth of jail time?

Ken, Jo and everyone in our church are openly opposed to violent vigilantism and some of them have even gone to the police with information on people we suspected were intending to commit violence against abortion clinics!  Our pastor's ministry website has an entire section devoted to proving biblically that violent vigilantism is morally wrong and criminal.  Tiller was murdered by a mentally-disturbed man who - despite his psychological handicap - should have been publicly executed within 24 hours of conviction, and that IS the position of Ken, Jo, our pastor and our church.  So don't even start on Tiller.

Bullying?  Tell that to the 1000+ women who thank God for Jo, many of whom actually invited Jo to their births, the women who were on the run from abusive family members, church members or boyfriends, the homeless girl from another country whom our church found a job and a safe place to stay so she can pursue an education and make a life for herself and her baby, the baby she is thankful Jo convinced her to not abort.  Tell it to the decent families in that neighborhood, whom many of us spoke with in person, door to door, the majority of whom were/are outraged at the presence of PP, an organization founded by a genocidal racist who admitted she sought to "exterminate the negro population," and who referred to non-whites, the poor and handicapped as "human weeds" who should be segregated, sterilized and otherwise eliminated from society.  (Which is exactly why almost 80% of PP clinics are in black or other minority neighborhoods... just like this clinic at 38th and Pontiac!  Just a block or two from Martin Luther King Jr. Park!)

Again, do you think a person should be thrown behind bars for a year and a half (what her parole officer recommended) for "calmly" expressing her personal beliefs on a public sidewalk to a passerby several feet away, in such a way that the "victim" herself said under oath that Jo was "calm" and "concerned about me" and "worried about me?"  Do you actually suggest that is a criminal offense of ANY kind, much less one worth of jail time?

Eric
Eric

I love it.

Jo Scott's a bully, plain and simple.

She harasses people she doesn't know, jams her idea of how they should behave, concerning their own bodies,down their throats as they attempt to excercise consitutional rights, gets her nose bloodied for it, and screams that she"s the victim.

Because you're on her side of the argument, you justify this crazy old lady's actions, demonize the people that offer the REAL VICTIM in this sordid mess help, and bring up stuff nobody can verify or refute.

You know for a fact that the police were "rebuked"?

"Standing on a public sidewalk and calmly speaking to a passerby"?

Sounds to me like the old kook's gotten pretty fire and brimstone on more than one occasion, or this incident wouldn't have happened.

The people at PP are every bit as decent human beings as you and your cult. They have every right to keep vigilant. George Tiller was murdered by an anti choice thug that, on appearance, might have seemed sane.

The days of PP employees taking chances with their own safety might well be over. When a nutjob like Jo Scott shows up, the hairs no doubt stand on end, as well they should..No doubt they SHOULD call the police, and here's hoping the police continue to respond.

Nobody can say for sure that this old crazy lady won't get violent, better safe than sorry.

As you cultists perfect your approach to unbridled hrassment, circumventing decency, and staying just a hair ahead of criminality with your bullying, I can see the police department and judicial system's frustration. They probably do make mistakes from time to time. But the specter of murdered doctors and other PP employees is a whole lot worse than throwing a fine at some old kook. 

Michael Roberts
Michael Roberts

Jamie, thanks for your series of posts on this issue. Very interesting.

Jamie Schofield
Jamie Schofield

According to the jury, who said in their verdict that they believe the cops lied on the stand, yes.  A couple of dirty cops out of an entire city?  What a stretch.

Consider that when Jo and a friend wrote in some morning frost with their fingertips a couple months ago, TEN cop cars came out to investigate the incident, and they wrote Jo and Debby a ticket for their alleged "crime."  The cops left, but later came back, apparently rebuked by their superiors -- they demanded to have the ticket back, and when Jo and Debby gave the ticket back to the cop who issued it, the cop said, "What ticket?  There is no ticket."  The video of this incident is available online.  In fact, Scott Evans already linked to the video in this very thread, above.

This is the kind of police harassment that peaceful, pro-life sidewalk counselors have to deal with on a regular basis.  Which is exactly why pro-lifers almost always have a video camera running in situations like this.  (Sadly, sometimes the police immediately confiscate the video tape and destroy it, although thankfully that didn't happen in these couple of incidents.)

Standing on a public sidewalk and calmly speaking to a passerby (without any threats, cussing or physical contact) is NOT a crime.  I take it you think it should be?  If the speaker has different political beliefs than you have...  Then it's a crime punishable with months behind bars, right?

Eric
Eric

So now the cops are in on it too?

Jamie Schofield
Jamie Schofield

Right... because, as we all know, NOBODY is ever wrongfully convicted in a court of law. Right?

The victim said those things NEVER HAPPENED, on the stand, under oath.  That is a fact.  She said that Jo did gently touch her arm with the flat of her hand.  The jury, in their decision, said that they believe the victim (and the cops who testified) lied even about THAT, and that Jo never even came into physical contact with the "victim."

Imagine a woman is outside an animal testing facility, protesting.  I proceed to walk toward the clinic entrance.  She walks over and walks parallel to me, three feet away, never touches me, never yells at me, no name-calling, no cussing, but asks me to not go in and participate in the animal testing because she believes it's wrong.  As I approach the entrance, she slows down and walks behind me.

Once inside, I call the police.  Several cops show up, and charge the activist with ... nothing.

Several MONTHS later, a cop contacts her, and says she is being charged with a crime.  In court, I testify to all of the above -- no threat, no name-calling, no cussing, no yelling at all.  I claim she put her hand gently on my arm, even though the video of all this shows she never did such a thing.  A cop testifies that she grabbed my arm, even though I (the "victim") just said on the stand that she didn't. And, he is unable to point out on the video when this occurred.

After all that, the jury says they believe that I (the "victim") lied when I said that she touched my arm, at all.  But, they find her guilty of "blocking" me from entering, and of "harassing" me in a way that would provoke violence.  And throughout the court trial, the judge repeatedly says that the activist said threatening things, and cussed at me, and grabbed me, even after the testimony (from ME) says that never happened. 

And then, finally, on top of everything else, the federal government files a civil (not criminal!) lawsuit against the activist for 10s of thousands of dollars.

But, hey, the activist was convicted, and we all know that proves the activist is a sleaze bag criminal, right?  Because, no one is ever wrongly convicted in court.  Ever.

Eric
Eric

So now the judge is "biased".

Jesus, you lunatics never stop!

She was convicted, in a court of law!

To you crazies, an "activist judge" is one that makes a ruling you don't agree with.

Jamie Schofield
Jamie Schofield

You are clearly ignorant of the actual trial and the jury decision, in which they said that they didn't believe Jo EVER came into physical contact with the "victim."  The victim, herself, said that Jo gently put her hand on her arm but never grabbed her, never cussed her out, but that Jo was "calm" and "concerned for me" and "worried about me."  The video blatantly shows that Jo was BEHIND the "victim" as the latter walked into the clinic entrance.

Yes, the conviction is ludicrous and baseless.  The judge was deeply biased, as she repeatedly lied about Jo and the evidence in the case, repeatedly saying from the bench that Jo "cussed out" the victim, and that she was physically threatening, and that she blocked this woman from getting into the clinic.

The drama didn't end in the court room.  Jo contacted her parole officer, who told her that the court had told him she had been convicted of physical assault of the "victim," and also that she had been convicted of a felony in Dublin, Ireland . . . Jo has never even been to Ireland in her life!  The court lied to the parole officer.   So, Ken and Jo showed the parole officer the proof that the court had lied to him about the case and conviction.  The parole officer's response?  He recommended to the court that Jo be sent to prison for a year and a half.  The hate and injustice against Jo just doesn't seem to end.

REAL Christian
REAL Christian

Ironic that Scott Melvin Evans would comment. I live on Olive Street, two blocks away from where this took place, and I know who Scott is and every single time I drive by there (like this past Saturday morning, which made me feel like I had to comment today), he is out there with a ridiculous looking small video camera mounted to his shoulder, makes terrible loud noises blowing on some horn, all in some vain attempt to overcome some major insecurities, all while violating everyone's right to privacy. He and convicted criminals Jo Scott and Ken Scott have disgusting, photo-shopped signs and fake 'abortion' posters of bloody babies all over the streets in our neighborhood. They are out there nearly every day, apparently paid to be there. They know no boundaries, are very loud, obnoxious and aggressive and I can often hear them yelling and making noise from my back yard! NONE of my neighbors want to drive near these horrible images and activities, especially when we have our young children in the car. Everyone reading this take a minute and imagine how you would feel if you had these grotesque signs lining the streets in your neighborhood! We are sick of it. These "protestors" all seem to try to video tape and intimidate anyone who drives down Pontiac street and will lie to and mislead ANYONE who they can get to stop to listen, or otherwise is within earshot. They are all blasphemous towards the sacred Christian Bible and are harassing many REAL Christians, most whom are going into a clinic for birth control and other needed medical services. GOD will be the judge of all of us one way or another, NOT these "protestors"! Jesus was peaceful and would have never done any of this and would not have approved in any way. These "protestors" are the new Westboro Baptist Church of our community and their arrogant ignorance is so sad.     

Eric
Eric

OK.

In direct answer to your question, tough guy, yes, I'm thinking that this whole thing's gotten so far out of hand that it's time Jo stopped her illegal harassment

And she's not "getting thrown behind bars".

Obviously, law enforcement feels the same way. And by the way, genius, check it out, those were Federal charges..

Like I said earlier, your cult is getting more sly, staying just out of prosecutable territory for the most part,, but way outside the boundaries of decency.

Please be specific accusing me of having violent tendencies. This will be priceless. Please reference any mention of gulags.

Now, answer the questions.

How many women has she helped?

How many occasions?

Do you believe in or even tolerate birth control 

ToLaserVisionJessicaMichael
ToLaserVisionJessicaMichael

Michael, please do what you can to expose the reality of legalized child killing and the oppression of those who simply try to talk the mom's out of killing their babies. Some questions to ask would be: If a mom goes into the "clinic" at 38th and Pontiac with a child  (what you call "fetus" ie: small child) inside her womb and comes out of the "woman's clinic" at 38th and Pontiac WITHOUT a child in her womb... What happened to the child? This may be a good investigative journalism piece. Seriously, just being totally objective as an investigator with no bias.... 

Eric
Eric

You gotta be kidding me.

Laservision hit it exact, and you're the one performing the triple lundy by denying the fact that Planned Parenthood's major function (as in over 95% of its' services) is to service womens' health needs with birth control, family service planning, counselling, and exams.

In spite of what the idiot Senator from Ariizona said, abortion is only 3% of what PP does.

So let me spell it out for you, genius. Turn off fox news, put the remote down, step away from the tv, shut the fuck up, and listen

When women are prevented through illegal harassment from obtaining legal services that would prevent conception, whether it be counselling, pills, or just education alone, that could well mean a pregnancy a woman can't afford, a family can't afford, etc.

It could have been prevented............. thats PREVENTED............ by the legally offered services at Planned Parenthood.

When throwing words like hypocrite around, look in the mirror, dumbass.

Your handle.............areyoublind.............perfect. You're describing yourself.

"Heartless pro-aborts"..........Priceless, coming from a typical clueless anti-choice nitwit that thinks things.............oh I'd say..........about half way through.

Mind your own business, plan your own family, be a good citizen, do right by your family, pay your taxes, always support those in your family that come to you.

There are a few things a person needs to get right in this world. Screwing with constitutionally guarranteed rights of people you don't even know, breaking the law, whether it's a law you agree with or not, ain't one of 'em, skeezix.

Another thing.

Quit thinking you're the resident seer and knower of what's good for somone else, someone you don't even know.

And............here's the part, the road where our resident genius areyoublind ain't about to go.............put your money where your mouth is and be willing, able and prepared to adopt.

No?

Didn't think so.

Next.

areyoublind
areyoublind

So, JoAnn causes abortions by preventing and attempting to prevent abortions? Wow, that's brilliant. Certainly, you don't have to be Christian to laugh at a fallacy, eh?

But seriously, with that kind of raw talent for mental gymnastics, you and ol' Sideways can further delude yourselves by believing that heartless pro-aborts like the two of you somehow help prevent abortions. Of course, that would make you hypocrites, but it's not as if you ever cared about considering the hypocrisy in your lives.

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