Protester Doug beaten by LAPD @ Hwd Chrismas Parade 2011

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Celebrity Boo Boo's

Postby AngryGayPope » Thu Nov 24, 2011 10:42 pm

Fake celebrities? Boo Boo Stewart? Lashinda Demus? Wow Smurf you aren't kidding. These people make Shirley Jones look relevant!

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Re: Hollywood Chrismas Parade 2011

Postby Smurf » Sun Nov 27, 2011 4:47 am

With star talent like this participating, I would miss this for the world..

Here is a complete list of the bands, celebrities, and other acts scheduled to make appearances at the 80th annual Hollywood Christmas Parade:

http://hollywood.patch.com/articles/ent ... to-8528374

The cult coughed up another fail balloon..

* Pirate and Treasure Chest (Galaxy Press)
* Astronaut (Galaxy Press)

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Re: Hollywood Chrismas Parade 2011

Postby Don Carlo » Sun Nov 27, 2011 5:41 pm

Eric Garcetti, on the list of celebrity-types, is Los Angeles City Council President, Councilmember of 13th District. Google "Eric Garcetti" + "Scientology" to see how warmly he kisses Miscavige's butt.

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Re: Hollywood Chrismas Parade 2011

Postby marklowell » Mon Nov 28, 2011 1:39 pm

Last night at the Hollywood Christmas Parade, I watched part of the parade in front of Scientology's Hollywood Guarantee Building, HGB. They had a small stage in the curb lane and I stood next to the stage on the sidewalk. My presences watching the parade was too much for Scientology's inner fanatical core who sign billion year contracts: the Sea Org. Sea Org security guard, Andy, followed me wherever I went and got inches in front of my face telling me to leave the area despite the fact it was a public sidewalk with many others watching the parade.

A short-time later, 3 LAPD police officers grabbed me by my arms, pulling them back and up, which lowered my head, and ran me at a fast speed head-first into the granite side of the HGB building. My head struck the granite and the officers cuffed me and pushed me into the front of the HGB building. They claimed I committed the offense of loitering. I knew the that was nonsense and told them so. They then changed their story to disturbing the peace. They claimed the Sea Org security guard reported to them, falsely, that I had tried to get on their Way to Happiness stage, and that I been disruptive.

The officers kept me cuffed for over 45 minutes while the constantly pushed me into the side of the HGB building. I demanded to see a supervisor and when he appeared I demanded they uncuff me; he refused. After about 20 minutes, the sergeant told me he would uncuff me if I agreed to leave the sidewalk in front of the HGB. I told him he would have to tell everyone on the sidewalk watching the parade to leave as I was doing nothing different than them. This continued for about 30 minutes.

The sergeant told me he was going to take me into the station and I would stay in jail until Tuesday to see a judge. He urged me to agree to leave. I refused and told him to go ahead and take me in. But he constantly delayed; I had violated no law. The police violated my 4th Amendment rights by going through my pockets without consent and by keeping me detained. They used excessive force by ramming my head into a granite wall and pushing me against the wall for so long. The Sea Org security guards violated the law by making false and malicious reports to the police.

Eventually, the sergeant agreed to unhand-cuff me and to not demand I leave. I did however file a complaint at the scene against these abuses. I want to add the LAPD is great in the way they treat complaints seriously and professionally, and tonight was no exception. After this, I resumed my position next to the stage to watch the end of the parade.

The officers involved were:
LAPD Police Officer 1 Farrell 36164, LAPD Police Officer 1 Acosta 36470, LAPD Police Officer 1 Shaw 37209 and Sgt. 2 Davis 32256 of the Hollywood Division. A second Sgt took my complaint in a professional manner.
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Re: Hollywood Chrismas Parade 2011

Postby Sponge » Mon Nov 28, 2011 3:24 pm

^Wow!

The thing that stuns me is that you are probably the most benign protester out there. In fact, especially in this case, I'd use the term "observer" rather than protester. Geez, talk about disproportionate reaction to.....erm... I don't know what they thought they were reacting to.

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Re: Hollywood Chrismas Parade 2011

Postby Don Carlo » Mon Nov 28, 2011 4:39 pm

Bravo for your courage, marklowell. You helped the next picketer, by showing the police they can't break the law. You could ask CoS for their security camera footage (I'm sure one or more cameras were pointed at you), but of course they'll claim "none of them were working" when the police abused you.

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Re: Hollywood Chrismas Parade 2011

Postby Smurf » Mon Nov 28, 2011 7:30 pm

I take exception to Doug's reporting of the LAPD treating complaints "seriously & professionally" given what he had to experience at the hands of the LAPD Sunday night. The LAPD never takes these complaints seriously because citizens complain about LAPD behavior all the time. This is where Doug & I will have to disagree, and you will have to ask him why he's playing both sides of the fence when it comes to the LAPD, when they succumb to the demands of the cult they have long favored in Los Angeles.

When I was roughed up by LAPD Porter, while wearing a knee brace, years ago at Big Blue (the lighting of their new sign), I got lip service from LAPD staff over my complaint until I got an attorney involved who contacted & provided DVDs of the incident to Mayor Viilaraigosa, the Los Angeles City Council & the ACLU. Only then, did the LAPD command feel compelled to take action with Officer Porter being reprimanded & removed from the roster of future Scilon events..

The LAPD's longtime schmoozing of the cult is well-known. Rick Moxon & Elliot Abelson commented in a deposition I was involved in over a decade ago that the LAPD "is in our back pockets".

During my filming last night of Andy & Franck, several cops consistently walked back & forth behind me checking me out. I presume they said nothing because my conversations with the two guards were amicable.

It was later, after Doug was handcuffed & being roughed up by the cops, I moved into film the abuse, that Andy pointed me out to a cop who then approached me & threatened to arrest me for "interfering with police" if I approached Doug & filmed his being detained.

The LAPD's threat of arresting a critic 'loitering" is one of their oft-used 'rabbit in the hat' charges when conceding to the requests of Scientologists. They have threatened me & other critics in the past with the same charge when protesting on L Ron Hubbard Way, the Celebrity Center, and Winter Wonderland.

Never at any time did Doug attempt to get on the stage. This was yet another false charge asserted by the Scilons to create a 'noisy investigation' and set him up to be arrested. These bogus attempts are not new to Los Angeles Scilons, and you'd think the LAPD would be cognizant of such bogus attempts as I believe they are, when they're not busy schmoozing & kissing the ass of their Scilon friends.

This is why it is vitally important.. especially in Los Angeles.. where the LAPD is involved... to have a video camera running.. you will see in my videos, while Doug is being detained, cops often looking at me while I was videotaping the scene from a distance.. they were not happy about it.

I later spoke to one of the sergeants there and told him about my incident with "Flyer Guy" where Rick Moxon tried.. but failed.. to nail me for 'assault'. The LAPD were over-the-top in kissing the cult's ass that night, as well.

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Ob0YIIAP650&feature=player_embedded

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=9DgIQ9Pl13E

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=gtbF9JWXMSM

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=H2ahFKOb-Pc&feature=player_embedded

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How awful!

Postby AngryGayPope » Mon Nov 28, 2011 8:18 pm

Were either of you carrying a sign?

"Loitering" is also what I was charged with at the Delphi Academy. Of course all this harks back to AnonOrange being setup and arrested without charge in 2008:

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=nePswkAk2lc

In 2010 I was surrounded by over ten cops and accused them of setting me up:

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=QT3OGUFGOT8

The only reason I have not been roughed up yet, I think, is that at 6'3" 210 lbs. I'm just too big to do that too. Poor Mark is a smaller, totally non-confrontational protester.

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Re: How awful!

Postby Smurf » Mon Nov 28, 2011 8:51 pm

AngryGayPope wrote:Were either of you carrying a sign? The only reason I have not been roughed up yet, I think, is that at 6'3" 210 lbs. I'm just too big to do that too. Poor Mark is a smaller, totally non-confrontational protester.
Neither Doug nor I were protesting; we simply filming. The anxiety level of the Scilon guards was way over-the-top last night, especially when we were in front of the HGB and near the stage where Lissa Uvizil was narrating. It wasn't a coincidence that OSA staff & Rick Moxon was there, either.

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Re: Hollywood Chrismas Parade 2011

Postby I'mglib » Mon Nov 28, 2011 9:57 pm

Yikes. Did any of the cops look familiar?
"A man may build himself a throne of bayonets, but he cannot sit on it." -William Ralph Inge

Watch the Los Angeles press conference here:

http://www.youtube.com/user/ScilonTV#p/

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anxiety

Postby AngryGayPope » Mon Nov 28, 2011 11:31 pm

Why was their anxiety level so high?

Smurf your footage is raw DYNAMITE!

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Both smurf and OP are right about LAPD

Postby AngryGayPope » Mon Nov 28, 2011 11:37 pm

Random LAPD is usually totally fair or subtly anti-sci but the Christmas Parade is different. It's like a corruption/litmus test. The cops in the area of Winter Wonderland, HGB, the Author Services greeting center, etc. are the most corrupt ones. It's usually the older cops, I guess because they have been around long enough to make connections.

In 2008 I walked to the parade wearing a guy fawkes mask and got a thumbs up from a passing LAPD car driving by. Then I was almost beaten up by a cult paid thug and the cops refused to deal with my complaint.

Oh the Christmas Parade, it's so Hitchcockian this nighttime event. In the background its a heavy layer of Xmas (not Christmas) schmaltz, accompanied by a sort of "reverse Pirates of the Carribean" dark ride of pseudo-celebrities and z-list washups. While in the forground some poor protester is getting beat up and/or arrested to the tune of "Hooray for Hollywood" a song about hookers who dance with or without a fan. Now Mark Lowell harassed, before AnonOrange, and I got punched once by that Giant goon and the cops ignored me. Oh boy. That was a christmas ... Ooops, I mean, Xmas, to remember! Meanwhile, this is not the first time Mark Lowell/Doug has been arrested/harassed for no reason.

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Re: Both smurf and OP are right about LAPD

Postby Smurf » Tue Nov 29, 2011 12:55 am

AngryGayPope wrote:Random LAPD is usually totally fair or subtly anti-sci but the Christmas Parade is different. It's like a corruption/ litmus test. The cops in the area of Winter Wonderland, HGB, the Author Services greeting center, etc. are the most corrupt ones. It's usually the older cops, I guess because they have been around long enough to make connections.
I got the impression that many of them were rookies, especially the ones that detained Doug.

After we was released, I saw a sergeant talking to the tall, blond cop that ordered Doug to leave the area and he was being a bit defensive in explaining why he arrested Doug in the first place. Unless Doug seeks a civil remedy, the LAPD will pay him loads of lip service and brush the matter off. Unfortunately, the only way to get the LAPD to be impartial nowadays is to push them against the wall and hold them accountable in an arena that they do not control (the courts).

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Re: Both smurf and OP are right about LAPD

Postby AngryGayPope » Tue Nov 29, 2011 5:40 am

Smurf wrote:Unfortunately, the only way to get the LAPD to be impartial nowadays is to push them against the wall and hold them accountable in an arena that they do not control (the courts).



Oh, those very same courts that are totally overloaded and that require lots of money and legal expertise to deal with? Those courts? It used to be that justice was for only the rich as they could afford it. Now the rich will be stuck in line waiting for a trial like everyone else.

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Re: Hollywood Chrismas Parade 2011

Postby AngryGayPope » Tue Nov 29, 2011 5:42 am

Sponge wrote:^Wow! The thing that stuns me is that you are probably the most benign protester out there. In fact, especially in this case, I'd use the term "observer" rather than protester. .


Yes exactly, he could not have been more peaceful if he sat down and starved himself. What was he being harassed for? Thinking the wrong thing! Talk about a literal example of the Orwellian Thought Police!


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