[CAR-PGa] Re: Rimer rides again

I had hoped we were beyond this but this and some other stuff
convinces me the fight is not yet over.

On Jan 17, 3:38 pm, WJ Walton <rpgadvoc...@gmail.com> wrote:
> (Cut and pasted from The Escapist Blog -www.theescapist.com/blog)
> Retired police officer and "international expert on occult crime" Don
> Rimer is at it again, hosting another seminar on occult crime for over
> 100 people, most of them active police officers. This time, he seems
> to be empowered by the popularity of the Twilight films and the HBO
> series True Blood, both of which involve vampires – but he hasn't
> given up on connecting role-playing games with terrible crimes.
> The real problem here is that ritual crimes really do exist, and
> police investigators could benefit from some real-world advice on how
> to solve them. But Rimer isn't the one to give that advice - not when
> he makes claims like this one:
> "Fantasy role-playing like Dungeons and Dragons … and vampire gaming
> are alive and well," said Rimer. "There are people who take gaming to
> another level, one that results in deaths and suicides. In the world
> of gaming, there is evil."
> Vampire gaming, in particular, will often lure people, then send them
> out on a quest that involves blood or sex, sometimes with deadly
> consequences, said Rimer."
> These sorts of claims come straight from the satanic panic of the
> 1980s, and have no place in the 21st century. Anyone claiming to be an
> "international expert" on any kind of investigation should have a
> clear concept of the difference between causation and correlation,
> something that Rimer sorely lacks. Sadly, as long as Rimer can find a
> paying audience, he will continue to spread this misinformation in
> situations where he could be doing some actual help.
> If you live in Virginia (especially the Newport News area), you may
> wish to consider writing a letter to the editor of your local paper,
> or even contacting your local police department and asking if they are
> planning to host one of Rimer's seminars.
> Read the full article here:
> article:http://www.dailypress.com/news/crime/dp-nws-occult-crime-20110115,0,7...
> archive:http://www.theescapist.com/archive-ritualcrime.htm
> See more on Don Rimer here:http://www.google.com/cse?cx=003922453247082703190:e92yvjerws0&cof=FO...

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