February 17, 1966
: L. Ron Hubbard
writes HCOPL "Public Investigation Section". Excerpt: "TO HELP LRH INVESTIGATE PUBLIC MATTERS AND INDIVIDUALS WHICH SEEM TO IMPEDE HUMAN LIBERTY SO TRAT SUCH MATTERS MAY BE EXPOSED AND TO FURNISH INTELLIGENCE REQUIRED IN GUIDING THE PROGRESS OF SCIENTOLOGY." Another: "It will be seen that the section has all the useful functions of an intelligence and propaganda agency. It finds the data and sees that it gets actions. ... Standard intelligence procedures are used," The statistic of the unit included "the number of derogatory news stories appearing that week related to enemies of Scientology
. ... The section should note that press and the public are interested in murder, assault, destruction, violence, sex and dishonesty, in that order. Investigations which can uncover these factors in the activities of individuals of a group attacking Scientology
are valuable in the degree that they contain a number of these factors."