Picket Report, Keith Henson
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From: Keith Henson
Subject: San Jose Picket plus
Date: 12 Jun 2000 04:15:31 GMT
Organization: MindSpring Enterprises
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It was a *four* org kind of day. (note, upstat)
Last week I noted an astounding number of cars in the San Jose parking
lot at 11 am. Not one to let an opportunity go by and being very up over
Bruce Pettycoat and company's fine work in Hemet, I decide to give them a
serious picket this morning.
Got there at 9:35 17 cars
9:45 18 cars
9:46 19 cars
10:30 24 cars
11:00 36 cars
11:10 43 cars
Not much activity. I bought one of the street people a bagel, he
picketed while I went and got it. Offered to buy him lunch and dinner if
he wanted to keep picketing, but it was too weird for him when nice Mark
came out with a camcorder and taped him.
Only other thing of note was that "blue shirt" came out and wanted to know
if my taping crew was there. Since I would not say if they were watching
he was moderately abusive verbally, but refrained again from nazi salutes.
They did call the San Jose police. The officer who came by could find
nothing amiss with me picketing from the sidewalk, and took away a copy
of the newspaper story on Ashlee Shaner.
After that I gave the San Jose mission, Los Gatos, and the new Mt. View
locations token ten minute pickets. Mt. View has done nothing to block
the windows. I also went by the Palo Alto org, but it was entirely shut
There didn't seem to be any new people in any of the places I picketed,
i.e., they are all people I have seen before.
And the count of Indians (from India) seems to be way down. Perhaps my
attempts to get a warning into that community has been effective.
Incidentally, the south bay has about 1% of the US population. If they
really have 45,000 paying members, then there should be about 450 of them
here. I doubt there are that many here. There are ways we could count
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