NOTE: The following article is excerpted in its entirety from the February
1988 issue of _Criminal Intelligence Report_ ("America's Only Professional
Crime News Magazine"), page 13. The February and March issues include a
remarkably lengthy "enemies list" (which will eventually be scanned or re-
keyed as SUSPECTS.CIR); these lists are accompanied by articles entitled
"Witchcraft in America" (which is available here as WITCHUSA.CIR) and the
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SATANISM AND CRIME
There is increasing evidence that the United States and Canada are facing
a rapidly expanding area of criminal activity that some experts claim could be
the most difficult to detect of any that law enforcement agencies have ever
had to deal with. The computer files of Criminal Intelligence Report (CIR)
magazine contain the names and addresses of three thousand Occult groups
located in the United States and Canada. Within this listing are those who
have a general involvement with and/or interest in witchcraft or pagan
religious lore, history or practices (CIR/Category II). Some of the
aforementioned groups and new ones that are being formed throughout North
America engage in satanic rituals.
Recently there have been a number of incidents that have made both the
public and police agencies more aware of what purported satanic influence can
have on community health and safety. In Texas, an undercover police officer
working on a drug distribution case in a high school was murdered by some
students who were alleged to be involved in satanism. In Providence, Rhode
Island, a 21 year old man beat one small child to death after sexually
assaulting him and then killed another with a knife. The suspect told his
arresting officers that he was "forced" to murder the two boys by "Satan".
The January 7, 1988 edition of the Wall Street Journal reported that in
one county in Indiana fifteen bodies have been stolen from graves, there are
three "satanic cults" operating in the particular area and that one of the
groups (whose name is unknown by law enforcement) had one hundred members.
The Journal article cited statements by a sheriff's investigator which
indicate that during the last few years a number of teenagers have committed
suicide in what now appears to have been under satanic related circumstances.
On January 9, 1988 Thomas Sullivan, a fourteen year old Boy Scout and
outstanding student and athlete from Jefferson County, New Jersey committed
suicide after stabbing his mother two dozen times with his Boy Scout knife and
then trying to kill the rest of his family by setting the house on fire.
According to County Prosecutor Lee S. Trumbull, young Sullivan had begun
reading books on the "occult" and "Satan worship" a month previous to the
In his very informative book The Ultimate Evil, investigative reporter
Maury Terry states that there is a satanic network that is related to the Son
of Sam killings and the Charles Manson and Arlis Perry slayings. Terry
advises that Son of Sam defendent David Berkowitz was linked to a satanic cult
known as the "Process Church".
CIR has ascertained that the demand for the book "The Satanic Bible" by
Anton Lavey is in such heavy demand by teenagers across America that the book
stores that do carry it are constantly sold out. A book distribution company
in the Washington, D.C., area orders the book in gross lots and is usually
back ordered. In this issue we have listed the CIR/Category II groups.