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Jun 15, 2011
Scientologist 'coached child to lie about sexual abuse' // Jan Eastgate to appear in Australian court charged with perverting course of justice after complaint to police — The Guardian (UK)
Type: Press
Author(s): Alison Rourke
Source: The Guardian (UK)
A senior member of the Church of Scientology is due to appear in court in Australia on Thursday charged with perverting the course of justice. It is alleged that Jan Eastgate, 57, threatened and intimidated an 11-year-old girl into providing false statements to police. The case relates to an investigation into the alleged sexual assault of the girl in 1985 by her stepfather, a church member. The girl – who cannot be named for legal reasons – said on Australian television ...
Feb 8, 2011
Police respond to report of bricks falling from Washington Street building — Boston Globe
Type: Press
Author(s): Martin Finucane
Source: Boston Globe
Boston police have responded to a building at 1769 Washington St. for a report of bricks falling. They have cordoned off the area, and the fire department and city inspectors are taking a look at the building, said Officer Eddy Chrispin, a police spokesman. The report came in at 5:31 p.m., he said. The Globe reported in September that the Alexandra Hotel, which is at 1769 Washington, was slated for renovation as the Church of Scientology's new 45,000 square-foot headquarters. The ...
Dec 3, 2010
Renovations begin on old Harlingen police station — Valley Morning Star (Texas)
Type: Press
Author(s): Allen Essex
Source: Valley Morning Star (Texas)
SAN BENITO — Renovation of the old Harlingen police station is the first step in opening a new facility to be called The Bridge Community Outreach Center, which will be a joint program operated by Cameron County, the city of Harlingen, Harlingen school district and a half dozen social service agencies. Programs to combat delinquency, school truancy, illegal drug use and gang activity will be offered at the center, said Tommy Ramirez Jr., executive director of the Cameron County Juvenile Justice ...
Oct 13, 2010
Israeli police suspect arson in Scientology blaze — Associated Press
Type: Press
Source: Associated Press
JERUSALEM — Israeli police suspect arson in a fire that damaged a building tapped to house the local headquarters of the Church of Scientology. Police spokesman Micky Rosenfeld said Wednesday the fire a day earlier is still being investigated. But he said that recent protests against the church by Arab and Jewish residents point to possible wrongdoing. Church spokesman Sefi Fischler said the fact that fires started in several places also points to arson, though nothing will be known for sure ...
Jun 8, 2010
Scientology takes hold in India — Global Post
Type: Press
Author(s): Mridu Khullar Relph
Source: Global Post
A controversial religion has gripped India with its business principles and self-help routine. NEW DELHI, India — In India, where the most popular psychology books include such titles as “The Seven Habits of Highly Effective People” and “Who Moved My Cheese,” there's a new self-help guru in town: Scientology. Founded in 1954 by United States science-fiction writer L. Ron Hubbard, the Church of Scientology is the religion of Hollywood stars like Tom Cruise, John Travolta and Isaac Hayes, claiming a worldwide ...
May 20, 2010
Information on 'enemies of Scientology found' in Italian police raid — The Telegraph (UK)
Type: Press
Author(s): Nick Squires
Source: The Telegraph (UK)
During a nine-hour search of the offices, Carabinieri officers are said to have discovered a cache of files hidden in a basement behind a locked door. The files allegedly contained personal information relating to judges, magistrates, journalists and police who had reportedly been deemed hostile to the US-based Church of Scientology, Italian media reported. Police seized computers as well as handwritten files, which are also said to contain details of former members of the religious movement. The raid was ordered by ...
May 20, 2010
Turin police raid Scientology chapter // Sect suspected of inappropriately using sensitive personal data — ANSA (Italy)
Type: Press
Source: ANSA (Italy)
(ANSA) — Turin, May 20 - Police raided a local Scientology chapter here and discovered a hidden archive which contained not only information on the group's members but also on the sect's 'enemies', the Turin daily La Stampa reported on Thursday. Police were acting on a warrant issued by magistrates who have opened a probe into the religion which is suspected of violating laws governing the handling of personal information. According to La Stampa, police searched the chapter on Via Bersezio ...
Tag(s): ANSA (Italy)ItalyPoliceRaid
Mar 19, 2010
Scientology / Doctor's order — Private Eye (UK)
More: transcript, Source, Background information
Type: Press
Source: Private Eye (UK)
An ex-police officer with close connections to the Church of Scientology, which opposes psychiatric medicine, served as a panel member in professional conduct cases held by the doctor's watchdog, the General Medical Council, which has lost its battle to cover up its handling of the affair. Between 2002 and 2004 former Detective Chief Superintendent Chris Brightmore sat on the GMC's professional conduct panel in 70 cases and more than 50 private hearings. The extent of Brightmore's work for the GMC was ...
Dec 2, 2009
Police investigate Scientology — The Age (Australia)
Type: Press
Author(s): Nick O'Malley
Source: The Age (Australia)
NSW police are investigating allegations of abuse and bullying in the Church of Scientology made in a series of letters from former members tabled in Federal Parliament by independent senator Nick Xenophon. The most senior executive to defect from the church, US-based Marty Rathbun, has said the allegations, including coercion to have abortions and donate money, were unwritten church policy, dictated from its head office, according to a speech by Greens MP John Kaye in the NSW upper house. "My office ...
Nov 19, 2009
Police take up Scientology complaints — The Australian
Type: Press
Author(s): Natasha Bita
Source: The Australian
KEVIN Rudd raised concerns about the Church of Scientology yesterday, as NSW police began investigating complaints from seven former Scientologists. The Prime Minister said he intended to examine allegations against the church before deciding whether to back independent senator Nick Xenophon's demand for a Senate inquiry. Senator Xenophon told parliament on Tuesday that Scientology was a "criminal organisation" hiding behind religion. In response to that statement, Mr Rudd said the senator was making "grave allegations". "Many people in Australia have real ...
Oct 20, 2009
School drops program due to ties to church — Washington Missourian (Missouri)
Type: Press
Author(s): Gregg Jones
Source: Washington Missourian (Missouri)
Union public schools will not participate in a crime prevention program due to its link to the Church of Scientology. Crime Free Missouri, founded by Union veterinarian Dr. Ava Frick, is an anti-drug campaign with the intent to "educate about the hazards and pitfalls and misconceptions around drugs; street drugs, alcohol, inhalants, and prescriptions." The program includes literature and drug take-back programs associated with Crime Free America. Union High School Principal Dennis Lottmann said Union Police school resource officers (SROs), and ...
Sep 25, 2009
Did Scientologists infiltrate NoLibs [Northern Liberties] town hall meeting? [Javascript required] — Philadelphia City Paper
Type: Blog
Author(s): Isaiah Thompson
Source: Philadelphia City Paper
This week, CP got a call from a Northern Liberties resident with an unusual story. He, and about 50 other NoLibs residents, had attended a police town hall meeting on September 8. On his way out, he happened to pick up some literature that had been placed on a table by the door – in particular, three pamphlets entitled, "The Truth about Marijuana," "The Truth About Pain Killers," and "The Truth About Drugs." The pamphlets, he says, seemed ordinary enough at ...
Aug 13, 2009
Clearwater police Chief Sid Klein announces retirement — Tampa Bay Online
Type: Press
Source: Tampa Bay Online
Clearwater police Chief Sid Klein, who has been with the department since January 1981, announced today that he is retiring, effective Jan. 29. "Without question, Chief Klein has positioned Clearwater as one of the finest police departments in the country," Mayor Frank Hibbard said in a news release. "His leadership has been a great asset to our city. We wish him the best in his retirement." Klein integrated community policing more than 20 years ago. In the 1990s, he established the ...
Jun 10, 2009
World exclusive bombshell: John Travolta police report — National Enquirer
Type: Press
Source: National Enquirer
ENQUIRER WORLD EXCLUSIVE: John reveals son's tragic final moments in an official police statement. The ENQUIRER has obtained John Travolta's statement to police, which reveals for the first time, in his own words, how he bravely battled to save his dying 16-year-old son, Jett. The document is a dramatic never-before-seen minute-by-minute account of the crisis, in which the star appears to have done everything he could to bring his son back to life. In the three-page document signed by Travolta, the ...
May 6, 2009
Protesters say they were bullied by police — WSMV (Nashville, Tennessee)
Type: TV
Author(s): Dennis Ferrier
Source: WSMV (Nashville, Tennessee)
NASHVILLE, Tenn. – A protest at the Church of Scientology in Nashville led to pushing, shoving, an arrest and the whole thing was caught on tape. The tape, protesters said, proves they were assaulted and bullied by security guards for no reason. A Middle Tennessee State University student doesn't want his name revealed after what happened on April 25 at Nashville's new Church of Scientology on Eighth Avenue. The man is in a group called Anonymous that protests Church of Scientology ...
Feb 24, 2009
Two protesters arrested, cited outside Church of Scientology compound — Press-Enterprise (Riverside, California)
Feb 18, 2009
Police report found no Scientology role in suicide — St. Petersburg Times (Florida)
Type: Press
Author(s): Jonathan Abel
Source: St. Petersburg Times (Florida)
CLEARWATER — Police investigated the role Scientology played in the suicide of a troubled young man two years ago, but did not conclude church members forced him off his antidepressant medication or contributed to his death. Last week, the mother of Kyle Brennan filed a wrongful death lawsuit against Scientology's Clearwater-based Flag Service Organization and three Scientologists, claiming they took away Brennan's medication. The suit names the boy's father, Thomas Brennan, as a defendant; along with Denise Gentile, who is the ...
Feb 1, 2009
21 Søndag: Skattekroner havner i Scientology [Unofficial translation: "Narconon: Tax money ends up in Scientology"] — Danish State Television (Denmark)
Dec 4, 2008
Guard who killed sword-wielder at Scientology center won't face charges — Los Angeles Times (California)
Type: Press
Author(s): Harriet Ryan
Source: Los Angeles Times (California)
A security guard who shot and killed a man wielding samurai swords on the grounds of a Scientology facility in Hollywood will not face criminal charges, the Los Angeles County district attorney's office said Wednesday. The decision by prosecutors was in line with the conclusion of Los Angeles police detectives, who determined that the guard, a 64-year-old retired Seal Beach police officer, acted in defense of himself and other guards at the church's Celebrity Centre. A former Scientologist, Mario Majorski, 48, ...
Nov 25, 2008
Man killed at Hollywood Scientology center had made prior threats, police say — Los Angeles Times (California)
Type: Press
Author(s): Harriet Ryan, James Wagner
Source: Los Angeles Times (California)
When he was a UCLA student 15 years ago, Mario Majorski was a committed enough Scientologist that he helped file a federal lawsuit against a professor who called the church a cult. On Sunday, Majorski stormed the church's Celebrity Centre in Hollywood with a sword in each hand. He was shot dead by a security guard who police say had every reason to fear for his life and the lives of hundreds of others gathered on the property. The reasons for ...
Jun 17, 2008
Scientology protester faces court over 'ambiguous' sign — Evening News (Edinburgh)
Type: Press
Author(s): Alan McEwen
Source: Evening News (Edinburgh)
A PROTESTER has been charged with breach of the peace after carrying an "ambiguous" sign during a rally against the Church of Scientology. The 57-year-old was arrested after taking part in a protest at Hunter Square, near the controversial church's Scottish base on South Bridge. The protest was organised by campaign group Anonymous, which has been fighting for the right to describe the church as a cult. The protester who was arrested was wearing a Mexican wrestler's mask and carrying signs ...
May 28, 2008
Scientology protest: Liberty challenges police over summons — The Guardian (UK)
Type: Press
Author(s): Anil Dawar
Source: The Guardian (UK)
The police force that issued a teenager with a court summons for calling Scientology a cult could face a judicial review over the legality of its policing guidelines. Although prosecutors last week declined to take the 16-year-old to court, freedom of speech campaigners are to ask City of London police to explain how the initial decision to issue the summons was made. Campaigners said they would call for a judicial review if it is found that the force's guidelines for policing ...
May 24, 2008
Intergalactic tyrants beware: the boys in blue are after you — The Guardian (UK)
Type: Commentary
Author(s): Marina Hyde
Source: The Guardian (UK)
Anyone who thinks the police aren't interested in diversity will be amazed by the links they have built with Scientology Once again our great nation has entertained the world, putting on two stunning exhibition matches this week. First was the Champions League final, between the clubs who finished first and second in our very own Premier League. The second - and whether the parties were quite as closely matched as Manchester United and Chelsea will be for you to decide - ...
May 17, 2008
THE POLICE: Many blame health problems on years of busting meth labs — Press-Enterprise (Riverside, California)
Type: Press
Author(s): Jose Arballo Jr.
Source: Press-Enterprise (Riverside, California)
OREM, UTAH - Officer Terry Sparks says he feels like he was beaten with a sledgehammer. The pounding headache was bad enough, but the surging nausea made it almost unbearable. He gathered his energy and once again entered the nondescript clinic in this rural community south of Salt Lake City. The side effects of his treatment there are a price he is willing to pay to purge his body of toxins he believes have built up in his system after years ...
May 16, 2008
Two men tell Channel 9 'Orlando police use harassment and intimidation to break up their lawful protest' — WFTV-9
Apr 18, 2008
Ulyanovsk police search local branch office of Church of Scientology — Interfax
Type: Press
Source: Interfax
Ulyanovsk, April 18, Interfax - Law enforcement officers have searched the office of the Narconon Center of Promoting Healthy Lifestyle in the town of Dimitrovgrad in Ulyanovsk region. "The search of the building was carried out as part of the criminal case over illegal enterprise, launched by the investigative committee of the Dimitrovgrad police department," the regional police department said in a press statement on Friday. "Everything that was seized during the search, and the questioning of clients shows that Narconon ...
Item contributed by: Ron Sharp
Apr 16, 2008
Police probe suicide linked to Scientologists — Aftenpolten
Type: Press
Source: Aftenpolten
The daughter of a member of Norway's parliament committed suicide hours after she received what her family claims were "devastating" results from a personality test administered by the Church of Scientology. Police in France, where the young woman was studying, are investigating. Norwegian Broadcasting (NRK) reported Tuesday evening that French police are checking alleged links between the suicide of Kaja Bordevich Ballo, age 20, and the Scientologists. Ballo's father, Olav Gunnar Ballo, is a member of the Norwegian Parliament for the ...
Mar 16, 2008
Protesters bid to unmask Scientology — Sunday Star-Times
Type: Press
Source: Sunday Star-Times
THE CHURCH of Scientology in New Zealand has laid a complaint with police after allegedly receiving death and bomb threats from an internet-based protest group that has waged an online war against the religion. The group, calling itself Anonymous, held a worldwide action day yesterday, with about 20 people gathering at Britomart in downtown Auckland and in other centres, handing out fliers attacking Scientology as a dangerous cult "that scams members with pseudo science". The project was started in response to ...
Item contributed by: Anonymous
Mar 13, 2008
Police investigating suspicious package at Scientology office — St. Petersburg Times (Florida)
Type: Press
Author(s): Abhi Raghunathan
Source: St. Petersburg Times (Florida)
[Picture / Caption: "A bomb squad robot heads into the alley behind the Dianetics & Scientology Life Improvement Center at 336 First Ave N in St. Petersburg after the Scientology headquarters in Clearwater received a bomb threat. A large suitcase found in the alley behind the office was found to contain clothing and a Bible. [Lara Cerri, Times]"] ST. PETERSBURG – When police opened the suspicious brown suitcase found behind a Scientology office downtown, it contained no bomb - just clothing, ...
Item contributed by: Ron Sharp
Jan 22, 2008
Cops learn to mind their P's and Q's-Bangalore-Cities — Times of India
Type: Press
Source: Times of India
Item contributed by: Ron Sharp
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