All of them, those in power, and those who want the power, would pamper us, if we agreed to overlook their crookedness by wilfully restricting our activities.
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By Frank Notaro more
|Saturday, 5 Oct. 95: I went down
to AOLA to
ask for a refund of $2,000 for a level which has been
hanging fire for almost 10 years with much associated
pain. My request was in writing. A security guard told
me to get out or I would be arrested. I said OK, but
then I will have to picket.
Sunday, 6 Oct.: at 1 P.M. I picketed by myself in front of ASHO, LA Org, and AOLA with three signs which had "confidential" OT 3 materials on them. A [Church of Scientology] security guard came from the front and grabbed my signs, while three or four others jumped me from behind and threw me to the pavement in the middle of the street, where they pinned me down and handcuffed me from behind. They then took me inside the building across from AOLA. On the way, I managed to shout to a friend to call the police, as I was afraid. I was held captive for an hour or so until the police came and released me. The Police Officers told the church officials that I had every right to picket and escorted me to safety out of the area.
Thursday 17 Oct 85: Here's my motorcycle [indicating photo on next page] as I get ready to picket in front of downtown LA Courthouse. Later, I was chased from the [Church of Scientology] "Religious Crusade Rally" by the courthouse by about ten [Church of Scientology] "security" guards. A mob of about forty fanatical cult members joined the chase, grabbing my signs and forcing me into the street while a Channel 11 camerawoman (see middle lower picture) was filming away. Jeff Pomerantz (lower right corner), and others of the mob, demonstrated how "Scientology works" by trying to cover up the camera woman's lense, which resulted in her being struck by a passing car in the street. The police stopped all traffic to handle the situation and helped me escape from the mob unharmed (see lower left picture).
Sunday 17 Nov. 85: After seeing a defamatory poster with my name on it by the cash register at a nearby store, I walked up Barendo St. to see if there were any more posted. I was approached by two [Church of Scientology] security guards, who said I shouldn't be there. I continued walking and told them to just leave me alone. Two security guards grabbed an arm each and a third, used painfully crippling, high voltage stun gun on me several times, until I collapsed on the pavement (this caused a severe and painful recurrence of an old back injury). They then handcuffed me, dragged me across the street into a building and threw me on the floor of a basement, where one of the security guards held me down with his foot for about an hour until the police arrived. What I did not know was that the [Church of Scientology] had gotten a valid restraining order on me to prevent me from coming within 50 yards of the complex. In the past, I had been "served" several restraining orders which did not apply to me, but not this one. When the police arrived they arrested me, took me downtown, and booked me. I was released on bail. Stay tuned for court results.