harassment

Scientology policy dictates harassing people through noisy investigations and other tactics.

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Los Angeles Police - Public Statement Regarding Eugene Ingram's Wiretapping

April 23, 1985: A public announcement by Los Angeles Police Chief Daryl Gates disavowing any cooperation with Eugene Ingram, longtime Scientology agent, who claimed to have obtained a letter from the LAPD authorizing Ingram to eavesdrop on others.

harassment in the News

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August 6, 2008 Anonymous Returns, Scientology Responds Cringely outlines Scientology's long history of harassing journalists and critics. harassment, pickets, Press, Scientology and Society, Scientology's Chilling Effect on Free Speech
June 25, 2006 St. Petersburg Times: For the Disadvantaged and Against Scientology Former Clearwater Mayor Gabe Cazares, a civil rights advocate, champion of the disadvantaged and archenemy of the Church of Scientology, died Friday, September 29, 2006, at the age of 86. harassment, Press
September 27, 2001 Sympathy For The Devil: The Tory Bezazian Story Tory Bezazian was a veteran Scientologist who loved going after church critics - until she met the darkest detractor of all. More than a year after her very public defection - the first in memory to occur on the Internet - Bezazian is still adapting to her transformation. She has quickly become a highly visible foe of the church she served for three decades. Andreas Heldal-Lund, disconnection, harassment, Los Angeles, CA, Press, Scientology's Chilling Effect on Free Speech, Suppressive Person
April 14, 2001 Scientology Protester's Court Motion Is Denied A Riverside County Superior Court judge on Monday denied Church of Scientology opponent Keith Henson's motion to dismiss the entire district attorney's office from his terrorist-threats case. In the motion, Henson accused the Riverside County district attorney's office of bias in favor of the Scientologists. harassment, Hemet, Keith Henson, Press
October 20, 2000 Kennedy Claims Harassment Vallejo Times-Herald: Kennedy Claims Harassment harassment
June 16, 2000 Harassment By Scientologist Denounced Associated Press: Harassment By Scientologist Denounced harassment
March 29, 1999 Critics Public And Private Keep Pressure On Scientology - At Home Scientology reacts to the pickets by sending staffers out to confront them and take pictures. Increasingly, Scientologists go out and picket critics' home or office, distributing fliers that accuse them of being "religious bigots." Some pickets say Scientologists have frightened elderly family members with visits and questions about their picketing. Bob Minton, harassment, Keith Henson, lawsuits, Press, Raul Lopez
March 28, 1999 Hardball In a 14-month, worldwide survey, the St. Petersburg Times has documented a consistent pattern of church officials relentlessly pursuing its critics in legal actions that some charge are designed as much to harass as to achieve legal victory. In one year alone, the Times has found, Scientology spent more than $30-million on legal and professional fees. Clearwater, harassment, Press, Scientology and Society
March 28, 1999 Scientology: 'We like to make peace' In two days of interviews, officials from the Church of Scientology and five of its lawyers answered a wide range of questions in an effort to combat the church's reputation as litigious, secretive and closed to scrutiny. Clearwater, harassment, lawsuits, Press, Scientology and Society
March 20, 1999 Church of Scientology Targets Journalist Two pickets from the Church of Scientology appeared before the Peace Tower with placards pasted with a photograph of a beaming Ms. O'Malley and the inscriptions "the Face of Bigotry" and "Religious Intolerance." harassment, Press

harassment in the News

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May 12, 2006 Critic Barb Graham Harassed with "Noisy Investigation" Barb Graham's relatives got a call purportedly from an investigator looking into her "terrorist activities". Written Scientology policy directs this kind of "noisy investigation." harassment, ARS Week in Review
April 23, 1985 Los Angeles Police - Public Statement Regarding Eugene Ingram's Wiretapping A public announcement by Los Angeles Police Chief Daryl Gates disavowing any cooperation with Eugene Ingram, longtime Scientology agent, who claimed to have obtained a letter from the LAPD authorizing Ingram to eavesdrop on others. crimes, Documents, Eugene Ingram, harassment, Los Angeles, CA
March 24, 1984 Former Scientologist Fred Stansfield Receives a Death Threat Stansfield claims he received a death threat from a Scientologist "friend" on March 24, 1984 (a threat reported to the FBI) harassment
October 10, 1972 Guardian's Office Weekly Report Directs Attacks on Paulette Cooper Scientology Guardian's Office Weekly Intelligent Report notes that Paulette Cooper is "still actively attacking Scientology" and lists three "handling" actions, including giving New York Scientologists orders to "attack her in as many ways as possible"; this item says that action has already been taken on "wide-scale exposure of PC's sex life." crimes, Guardian Office, harassment, New York, Paulette Cooper