Recently an activist called Shellie Mote has been critical of me on a number of matters, which provides me with the opportunity to write about personal safety and the law when it comes to challenging Satan Hunters.
Wilfred Wong is a Satan Hunter, an individual that promotes the narrative that “Satanists” eat and rape children in “Satanic” rituals for Satan. Wilfred Wong kidnapped a child at knifepoint, because of his ideological beliefs, for which he is doing 15+ years in prison, with fellow child kidnappers as a dangerous offender. Wong is part of a large group of people, often sharing QAnon-like conspiracy beliefs, who will kidnap, murder and become involved in terrorism because of their extremist beliefs. These Satan Hunters have no respect for the law or the rights and liberties of others, nor do they listen to appeals of reason. Satan Hunters often are hypocritical claiming to be child protection champions whilst abusing children and supporting child abusers. A Satan Hunter will kidnap a child, burn a home down, or kill another human being based upon an unevidenced allegation. Satan Hunters are dangerous people.
Personal safety first
Shellie Mote argues that all activists should operate under their real names, and she is critical of me for operating under a pseudonym. This is a strange position to take because Shellie Mote is not the real name of this activist, they have a hidden real name, but I and everyone refer to her by her pseudonym as Shellie Mote.
I have been an activist against Satan Hunters for eight years, and before that I was fighting extremists called the Order of Nine Angles. From dealing with dangerous members of the O9A I quickly learnt that it is sensible to keep real life and activism separate, which included having a pseudonym, because dangerous individuals will go after your family, children and employer; they will seek to dig up anything they can about your personal life and use it to harm and destroy. Satan Hunters have no limits, they are capable of anything. If an activist does not have their personal life locked down and separated from their activism, the Satan Hunter will go after everything that they hold precious and dear, and I have seen too many good activists fall because their children and family came under attack, or their job compromised, or their beloved pet got murdered. The sad reality is fellow activists, because of some personal disagreement or difference of politics, can also turn on you and go after your family, job and life; a fellow activist can become as dangerous and disturbed as a Satan Hunter. I have heard and seen what fellow activists do to each other, and it is ugly, disturbing and leaves you questioning humanity.
If an activist is becoming a victim and constantly looking over their shoulder for fear some aspect of their personal life such as their children will come under attack by a toxic activist or a Satan Hunter, they have become largely compromised in their ability to challenge Satan Hunters and help victims. An activist is expending too much energy, time and focus on protecting themselves to be able to help victims. This is why I say to activists who plan to fight Satan Hunters to make sure their real lives and personal information is locked down and separated from their activism. Eight years after starting to fight Satan Hunters my security is still strong enough that I could just walk away and vanish and nobody would ever know who I was or where I lived. Shellie Mote is being most naïve and unhelpful to fellow activists to insist they operate under their real names and provide themselves and their families a target for attack; Mote should by now know by experience the cost of doing that, as I have had to intervene multiple times to protect her and aspects of her real life. The Satan Hunter Matthew Taylor of Brighton has made serious death threats against me; Nathaniel Harris, a Satan Hunter based in Bristol, is working constantly to try and get me murdered (he claims to know who I am and targets an innocent person).
I am of the personal position that I will not report Satan Hunters to the police for any crimes done against me. The unfortunate outcome of becoming a victim of a Satan Hunter and reporting them to the police is that you can no longer challenge them, and legal cases where you are a victim can go for months and years, so as an activist you become useless in being able to challenge anyone you have become a victim of and where there is now a police investigation in progress. Not reporting a Satan Hunter to the police as a victim means I have a lot of leeway to continue to defend victims and challenge Satan Hunters.
Satan Hunters are not your friend
Satan Hunters have no empathy, no compassion and no insight; everyone they come into contact with become mere tools to them for whatever agenda they are pursuing. A Satan Hunter is not your friend; being trusting and supportive of a Satan Hunter is like putting a fox into an enclosure of chickens; it never ends well. It is the nature of Satan Hunters to exploit and abuse other people, just as it is the nature of foxes to eat chickens.
I am always clear and open that my position with Satan Hunters is hostile; I make it very clear who is my friend and who is my enemy. A Satan Hunter will always be my enemy and I will always be hostile to them; there is no compromise. I can be nice and polite with a Satan Hunter, participate in an online chat or thread with them and be cordial, with both sides having a solid certainty of knowing that both are deadly enemies during the whole interaction. I have seen some activists suffer the delusion that they can be friends and supportive of Satan Hunters; or think they can be clever and interact with and manipulate a Satan Hunter to their own agendas, just as Shellie Mote and Sheva Burton have attempted with Satan Hunter Matt Taylor; but in all cases it never ends well and the activist who did that suffers damage to their reputations and personal life.
Why I do not get involved in some cases
The William Bennell case is an example of a case I did not get involved in. I did a few minor interventions where my name was dragged into the fighting going on between Bennell and other activists, but I kept well away. Why? Firstly, William Bennell is low hanging fruit, a minor player in the ongoing fight against Satan Hunters, I tend to focus on bigger fish such as Matthew Taylor and Jeanette Archer, those Satan Hunters who are the greatest threat to the vulnerable and with a large number of victims to their names. William Bennell is a complicated case I did not understand, and I won’t get involved in a case unless I fully understand the case and the people involved; this is why I have yet to make any major involvement in the Samantha Baldwin case, as I do not have a 360 degree understanding of everything involved. The William Bennell case was a fast moving case with legal complaints to the police piling up and a flame war with multiple participants. The William Bennell case was a car wreck of situation where the participants were compromising existing criminal investigations in play against him, and cardinal rules such as not replying to a predator where you are a victim in a live police investigation was being broken, and where Bennell was in a position to claim that there was an organised conspiracy against him of stalking and cyberbullying, enough to blow out a lot of police investigations against him.
I knew the Willliam Bennell case would end in dire consequences for many people, including for Shellie Mote. And I knew Shellie Mote was a participant of a very aggressive and organised mass challenge on William Bennell. I dared not get involved in something where I could undermine criminal legal cases with so much going on and the situation changing fast by the day. Shellie Mote is critical of me for not getting involved in some aspects of the William Bennell case, I did not get involved for the reasons I mentioned, it was an area with massive red flags.
Know the law and the legal process
If an individual can show to the police and the courts that there was a mass organised conspiracy against them, they can in theory get a case thrown out: the police can do a No Further Action (NFA) decision; the courts can return a verdict that someone has been by way of an organised conspiracy put into a position of breaking the law, and the case is chucked out. This is what the Satan Hunter Matt Taylor is trying to argue, even though there are a lot of victims who are making complaints independently of each other. Shellie Mote has put on public record that she believes Matt Taylor is a victim of an organised conspiracy, a position motivated out of malice against some she has a conflict with, but could indeed impact the outcome of some of the investigations against Taylor. In the same way the William Bennell case is compromised by the same argument of mass conspiracy, a process Shellie Mote was a part of, and I would not be surprised in the least if some complaints against William Bennell return as NFA.
Not only must an activist know the case they are working on inside out, but they must be aware of certain aspects of the law. These UK laws that I recommend knowing about include: contempt of court; perverting the course of justice; harassment and stalking; malicious communication; court orders; defamation; data protection act and GDPR. I have had to intervene many times with fellow activists to quietly warn them about a legally unsafe internet post or strategy. It is becoming a matter of personal frustration and annoyance that someone has out of ignorance of a court order or the law, or by failure to check how they word a post, or the failure to check the information they post, that they compromise themselves or a case.
Satan Hunters know about the law and the legal process better than most activists. Satan Hunters know how to play victim-snowflake and also how to use the legal process to both defend themselves and destroy an activist opposed to them. The activist has got to be smarter and more knowledgeable than the Satan Hunter, because if they are not, the consequences can be severe. One victim of Matt Taylor got into an ugly flame war with him whilst making a complaint to the police: the police investigation was closed because in the eyes of the police both parties were as much to blame as the other. Shellie Mote has the tendency to be abusive, threatening and obsessional about people she challenges, and her approach leaves her open to anyone to go to the police about her; this happened with the Satan Hunter Lydia Lowe whose complaint resulted in the police issuing warnings against Shellie Mote. In one matter I brought to the attention of the police against a Satan Hunter the police turned up without warning at the door asking for more information, and I was left scrambling to extract information from my files to satisfy the police that the report was authentic (I was able to provide the supporting evidence). Shellie Mote reports a lot of people to the police and other agencies; the challenge of doing this is that if Shellie Mote does not have strong evidence to back up each report she makes, she runs the risk of being flagged up on a system as a vexatious and malicious complainer.
I would say that 90% of activists will make a legal mistake in my experience such as posting something that could potentially get them in legal trouble. It is not that such activists went out maliciously and deliberately to go out and break the law, it was because of ignorance or they did not check and proof-read what they posted. If I became aware of such situations, I will quietly warn the individual, and they usually will quickly rectify the situation; it is only when those such as Sharon Gale ignored the warning and acts arrogantly, that I will take the matter further and go to the police. It was not surprising that one activist in error posted content that potentially put them in contempt of court in the William Bennell case, by which time it was too late for me to intervene. Shellie Mote, who could, and probably did report the matter to the police and courts, ordered me to do the same against that individual; was of the equivalent position that the individual should be stripped and whipped naked through the streets and burnt at the stake. The individual put right their error by quickly removing the posted content, and it was a type of error that I have seen many activists do, and of course they will have to accept any legal outcome of that error. The William Bennell case is not a case I am involved in and the error happened too late and in circumstance for me to intervene on.
Support criminal allegations with evidence and check what you say is true
It is my opinion that when an individual accuses someone of criminal misconduct to the police or via an internet post, that they can show documentary evidence that they have fully checked as correct. When it comes to the police it is a good idea to babysit the police so that it is as clear as day what law has been broken and the evidence in support of that assertion. If I cannot be in a clear position on showing what law has been broken, backed by clear evidence, I won’t report it. I did not report Satan Hunter Matt Taylor to the police over postings relating to Child A Wilfred Wong case because the alleged court order breach was a jigsaw type making it too unclear enough a matter to report.
Shellie Mote accuses me of consorting with someone who is friendly to another who she alleges is partner to a paedophile. When I looked into that matter I found that Shellie Mote had made a serious error of mistaken identity, something she has done in one other matter where she accused a man of being a paedophile – Pepsi Watson. In my opinion Shellie Mote is a poor quality researcher and she makes serious allegations based on poor research full of errors. Even when Mote is told of the error, they take this as a personal insult and continues to repeat their error without rechecking their research.
Positions that Shellie Mote feels I should burn for
I have already mentioned the hypocritical position of Shellie Mote (the name she posts under is a pseudonym) of condemning me for not posting under a real name. Mote also suddenly feels I am a monster because of my personal views that those aged 16 should be classed as adults with full adult rights, or that in my opinion a post of a baby that Satan Hunters such as Jeanette Archer and Matt Taylor was sharing on the internet was abusive and indecent in nature. Mote also after two years of silence suddenly finds it a problem, as argued by Satan Hunter Matt Taylor, that I never reported paedophiles to the police that I uncovered as a moderator on a certain social media platform. As a moderator it was not my remit or responsibility to report paedophiles to the police, it was my role to remove their content and lock their accounts; the reporting of the paedophiles to law enforcement was a matter for management higher up the chain of responsibility who had the access to the logs and processes for reporting paedophiles in a way useful to bring about a conviction in a court of law. Shellie Mote is grabbing at strawmen, making issues of anything and everything just because she saw a Tweet (she treated as a personal attack) that I made out of concern for her wellbeing warning her to stop being involved with Satan Hunter Matt Taylor.
I hope this post might be of benefit to new potential activists who are motivated to challenge Satan Hunters, to highlight some of the dangers and my recommendations of strategies to adopt to make things safer and easier for the activist in their challenging Satan Hunters and protecting victims. In the matter of Shellie Mote, it is a lesson in how not to behave or operate as an activist. I recommend to Shellie Mote to now retire and do something else before her many errors catch up and destroy her.