Church Of Scientology's Bid To Block Protesters Fails

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Church Of Scientology's Bid To Block Protesters Fails

Church Of Scientology's Bid To Block Protesters Fails
by tommygormanxenu on Wed Mar 12, 2008 6:53 pm

CLEARWATER -- The Church of Scientology tried to stop protesters from returning to the sidewalks outside its headquarters this week by filing a type of petition in court usually used by women in fear for their safety.

And in large part because of that approach, a Pinellas-Pasco circuit judge denied it late this afternoon.

In a petition filed Tuesday, the church claimed the Internet-based group Anonymous wants to harm the church and its leaders – in particular the Rev. Heber Jentzsch, the president of the Church of Scientology International. The church also claims Anonymous has tried to harm the church in the past.

The church's court maneuver comes a month after about 180 members of Anonymous gathered outside Scientology's headquarters Feb. 10 and conducted a peaceful protest. Members of the group vowed to return.

In court lingo, the church was asking for an injunction for protection against repeat violence, which is more typically filed by women who say they are being beaten.

Circuit Judge Linda R. Allan noted that the Church of Scientology is a corporation, not a person, and that the process the church's attorneys were seeking to stop the protesters is by law reserved for a "person who is the victim of repeat violence," according to a copy of her ruling.

The statute "was clearly created for the protection of individuals," Allan wrote. "Certainly, counsel for the petitioners does not argue that a corporation can be the victim of the crime of battery or assault as that would be legally impossible."

In the 21-page petition filed Tuesday, which is accompanied by dozens of exhibits, the church says members of Anonymous have threatened to commit acts of violence on the church and its members Thursday, which is the birthday of church founder L. Ron Hubbard.

"Parishioners, officials, and leaders come to Clearwater and gather in large numbers at numerous events and services for this purpose," the petition states. "It is at this event that Anonymous has declared that it is their plan to assassinate or execute the Rev. Heber Jentzsch."

The celebration is expected to continue Friday and Saturday.

To support its request that protesters be kept 500 feet from Scientology buildings and Jentzsch, the church notes that Anonymous has posted detailed plans online for its protest on Saturday – including breaking its members up into "red, yellow and blue teams," maps of Scientology buildings and roads, and instructions that protesters use sunglasses, bandanas, hats and scarves to cover their faces.

Initially, according to church, Anonymous attacked Scientology's Web sites, causing them to crash and be inoperable for days. Now, the church contends, Anonymous is advocating physical violence against the church, its leaders and parishioners. The church claims some members of the group have encouraged the use of bombs, hand grenades and machine guns.

"Much of the violence has been encouraged and promoted through the posting of animated videos on the Internet Web site known as YouTube.com," the petition says. A DVD of those videos was attached to the petition.

Among the signs the church says represent an escalation in attacks is a Feb. 28 911 call in which the caller said there was a man under the desk in the lobby of the Fort Harrison Hotel, a Scientology building in downtown Clearwater, and that the man was shooting people. More than a dozen squad cars responded before it was determined the call was a hoax.

Though none of the members who protested in February gave the media their names, the church has found out the identities of more than 20 people they say are associated with Anonymous. They are listed as defendants in the petition filed Tuesday.

Reporter Stephen Thompson can be reached at (727) 451-2336 or spthompson@tampatrib.com. here is the website http://www2.tbo.com/content/2008/mar/12 ... rotesters/ http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=NCmF2ToI4ec
http://www.youtube.com/user/tommygormanxenu Scientology lost lol. Anonymous kicks ass so thank you all. Scientology protects rapist. IMHO Tommy Gorman
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Post Thu Mar 13, 2008 3:22 am

So the petition was denied, yeah? But I heard they filed another one. Was that also denied? Maybe I should just go read the enturb boards.
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Post Thu Mar 13, 2008 5:59 am

It was denied too ...
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Post Thu Mar 13, 2008 6:04 am

Both petitions appear confirmed as denied. Looks like it was just another massive foot bullet.
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Post Thu Mar 13, 2008 7:06 am

YEah its a :shootfoot:

Especially because it brought wide attention to the fact that there will be protests. That was QUITE stupid of them ...
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Post Thu Mar 13, 2008 10:05 am

anonypanda wrote:Both petitions appear confirmed as denied. Looks like it was just another massive foot bullet.


Footbullet?

At this point, I think they just clean took off an entire LEG.
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Post Thu Mar 13, 2008 2:51 pm

There is a third, and it hasn't been processed yet.
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Post Thu Mar 13, 2008 5:01 pm

Is the third one number 08003597CI? You can look this up on the Pinellas County website.

Here's how (it requires a bit of clicking)

https://pubtitles.co.pinellas.fl.us/log ... nmenux.jsp

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Put in this number 08003597CI
There isn't much information, I thought this was the second one. It was filed on the 12.
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None can stop the legion.
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Post Fri Mar 14, 2008 12:16 am

Actually, the second one, a revision of the first, was just denied in the last several hours. It was doomed from the get-go IMO because of the total lack of evidence connecting the named defendants to the allegedly threatening incidents.

Anyway, here is one story:

http://blogs.tampabay.com/breakingnews/ ... entol.html

>>March 13, 2008
Second Scientology suit rejected

CLEARWATER -- Circuit Judge Douglas Baird today denied a motion for a temporary injunction sought by the Church of Scientology to prevent protesters from getting within 500 feet of Scientology buildings.

A group of protesters calling itself Anonymous plans demonstrations against Scientology Friday and Saturday, coinciding with the church's birthday celebration of its founder, L.Ron Hubbard.

This is the second of two similar suits filed by the Church of Scientology this week. The first was rejected by Circuit Judge Linda Allan on Wednesday.

"This court is mindful of the anxiety that may be caused by anonymous threats of violence, or as a series of seemingly unconnected incidents, be they on the internet or otherwise,'' Baird wrote. "However, the jurisdiction of the court must only be exercised to specifically restrain those known individuals that are shown to have some reasonable nexus to the actual threats complained of in the petition.

"Here, as alleged in the petition, there appears to be a number of individuals who more or less refer to their cause as "Anonymous,'' but there is no allegation of the existence of any organization or hierarchy of command that exercises any form of collective or coordinated action that results in the systematic deprivation of the petitioner’s rights."

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Post Fri Mar 14, 2008 4:12 am

The third was also denied today ^^ And I don't believe they've filed another (or had permission to)
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Post Fri Mar 14, 2008 10:32 am

Good.
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Post Fri Mar 14, 2008 12:42 pm

I read the first one in it's entirety and it was laughable !

all of the "violence advocating videos" listed on youtube were
a) made by clueless kids
b) OSA black PR

At some point the document even stated :

"somewhere on or near the middle of january a window broke"

Mind the wording : NOT was broken , but simply broke ?! :roll:
what's next, calling a bottle of milk that went past it's expiration date a
global bio-warfare attack ...

They're clutching at straws ... and I think even they're starting to realize this :wink:

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especially not on the 15th of March !
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