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TIMELINE OF A SCIENTOLOGY SHILL…
This pamphlet was put together by Julie Waltz. Most corresponding Internet link locations can be found in the footnote area.
JEFF STONE AND HIS ANONYMOUS PAMPHLET – WHICH TOMMY DAVIS ADMITTED THE CHURCH OF SCIENTOLOGY PROVIDED FOR HIM UPON WHICH TO BASE ORDINANCE NO. 884:
http://www.pe.com/localnews/morenovalley/stories/PE_News_Local_W_supes26. 479ae4e.html 6
January 5, 2009
Supervisors to discuss picketing ordinance
Desert Sun Wire Service A proposal that divided the Riverside County Board of Supervisors last year because of its planned increased restrictions on residential picketing will be back before the board, in a new form at the supervisors' first meeting of 2009. Supervisor Jeff Stone is slated to introduce a measure tomorrow that would limit residential picketing to no closer than 50 feet of a subject's property in unincorporated communities. The proposal modifies a measure Stone brought before the board in November, which was tabled after it failed to win unanimous support. Stone previously wanted a county ordinance that restricted picketing to 300 feet or more from a person's house. The supervisor pointed to similar ordinances in Palm Desert, Riverside and San Diego County as examples of time, place and manner restrictions that passed judicial muster. The anti-picketing regulations were inspired, Stone said, by protests outside the Church of Scientology's San Jacinto compound, during which at least one person was arrested. Stone claimed the protestors were members of a hate group, but individuals who took part in an Oct. 26 demonstration outside the San Jacinto facility denied any affiliation with racists or organizations opposed to organized religion. They said their target was Scientology alone. Supervisor Bob Buster called the original picketing restrictions too broad, saying they jeopardized residents' rights to assemble and demonstrate. The supervisor added that pushing a protest 300 feet away from its target would make the exercise useless -- and put protesters in somebody else's front yard. Buster also disliked the idea of dragging the county into ``a religious dispute,'' calling it ``dangerous ground on which to proceed.'' Board chairman Roy Wilson encouraged Stone to rethink his proposal, and the supervisor agreed to take the measure off calendar until he could come up with a compromise that would win unanimous support. The current measure will be voted on as an urgency ordinance, making it effective immediately with a four-fifths vote by the board. 8
Public hearings will be set in the next two weeks, giving residents an opportunity to weigh in. If the board approves the measure after the hearings, the ordinance will formally take effect in 30 days, according to Riverside County Executive Office spokeswoman Lys Mendez.3
JEFF STONE’S WIFE GETS A CONGRATULATORY HUG FROM SCIENTOLOGY SPOKESPERSON CATHERING FRAZER AFTER ORDINANCE 884 PASSES
Riverside Restricts Picketing
NBCLosAngeles.com 11:16 a.m. ET Jan. 7, 2009 RIVERSIDE, Calif. -- Despite objections from people who said their freedom to demonstrate would suffer, the Riverside County Board of Supervisors unanimously approved a measure Tuesday that restricts residential picketing to 50 feet or more from a subject's property. "This is to protect people from other people coming onto their property and taking away their quality of life," said Supervisor Jeff Stone, who sponsored the antipicketing ordinance. "I felt the need to protect those being protested against. ... I believe people should have the right to protest, but not ... jump on private property with the intention of hurting people there." The proposal modifies a measure Stone brought before the board in November, which was tabled after it failed to win unanimous support. Stone previously wanted a county ordinance that restricted picketing to 300 feet or more from a person's home, pointing to similar ordinances in Palm Desert, the city of Riverside and San Diego County as examples of time, place and manner restrictions that passed judicial muster. The supervisor acknowledged again Tuesday that the "impetus" for the antipicketing regulations was generated by protests outside the Church of Scientology's "Golden Era" production studios in Hemet over the last five months. "I'm not a member of the Church of Scientology, but I'm happy to live in a country where I could choose that religion if I wanted to," Stone said. The supervisor alleged in November that protestors at the Scientology compound were members of a hate group, but individuals who took part in an Oct. 26 demonstration outside the facility denied any affiliation with racists or organizations opposed to organized religion. They said their target was Scientology alone. A half-dozen speakers who have engaged in protests outside the 500-acre compound addressed the board Tuesday morning, before the ordinance was voted on. Each of the speakers characterized Stone's proposal as sympathetic to Scientology and detrimental to constitutionally guaranteed freedom of speech.
"This is restricting my First Amendment right -- the one held far above all others," Madison Davidson told the board. "This is the right people have died and lost their lives protecting. Now if citizens of other counties come to Riverside County, they can't protest here the same way." Graham Barry, who identified himself as an attorney and critic of Scientology, charged Stone's measure was tailored to make it virtually impossible to demonstrate outside the Golden Era compound because apartments and houses are co-located with commercial buildings at the site. "The board should require further revision of the ordinance expressly excluding residential and targeted buildings that are part of mixed-use properties," Barry complained. "The president of the United States does not get an exemption from picketing because he lives upstairs at the White House, and neither should the leader of Scientology." Sam Alhadeff, an attorney for the church, told the board that, under the ordinance, protesters could stand next to the compound gates -- not 50 feet away -- as long as the demonstration doesn't take place adjacent to a church-owned residence. Riverside County counsel Pamela Wells added that the ordinance contains an exception to the 50-foot restriction, as long as protesters are on a sidewalk across the street from a targeted residence. "For the record, by passing this, we're not prohibiting legitimate legal protesting at the Church of Scientology's compound?" wondered Supervisor Roy Wilson. Wells said that there was no general prohibition. "This governs protesting at a particularized residential dwelling," she said. Supervisor Bob Buster, the most vocal opponent of Stone's original proposal, said the sheriff's department and other county agencies should draw up "a defined area where they (anti-Scientology protesters) can legitimately protest ... so people can have some assurance that where they're protesting comports with the ordinance." Wilson, who admitted voting for the new ordinance with great reluctance, requested a report in six months to determine "how many instances we had to enforce the ordinance and a complete description of what happened." Stone agreed. The ordinance passed as an urgency measure, making it effective immediately. However, Riverside County Executive Office spokeswoman Lys Mendez said a 15
public hearing must be held before the measure can be formally added to the books. The hearing should be placed on the board's calendar in the next two or three weeks.5
QUESTION? IF THIS ORDINANCE RELATES SOLELY TO “PRIVATE RESIDENCES” THEN WHY MENTION A SITUATION WHERE “OCCUPANTS CANNOT READILY MOVE TO ANOTHER RESIDENCE IN ORDER TO AVOID THE UNWELCOME PICKETING?
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CATHERING FRAZER, SCIENTOLOGIST AND RESIDENT OF GOLDEN ERA PRODUCTIONS ELABORATES FOR THE BOARD HOW MUCH SHE APPRECIATES THE ORDINANCE, 2-24-09:
“IN SITUATIONS WHERE PICKETING HAS OCCURRED…”
YOU MEAN THE PICKETING AT SCIENTOLOGY’S GOLDEN ERA PRODUCTIONS – WHO THIS ORDINANCE WAS WRITTEN FOR?
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Critics call for repeal of county picketing ordinance http://www.mydesert.com/article/20090916/NEWS01/909160309/Critics+call+for+repeal+of+coun ty+picketing+ordinance
RIVERSIDE — A Riverside County ordinance that prohibits picketing closer than 30 feet from a residence has never been enforced since a divided Board of Supervisors approved it, prompting critics Tuesday to call for its repeal. “There are no picketing incidents now or in the past that show the necessity of this ordinance in the County of Riverside,” said Julie Waltz, a county resident who has been a vocal critic of the measure since it was enacted in March. “This ordinance was written on speculation and hearsay,” she told the board. “It is an infringement of our constitutional rights.” Waltz and a half-dozen other opponents of Ordinance 884 leveled most of their comments at board Chairman Jeff Stone, who proposed the measure to limit targeted picketing measure in November. The supervisor initially wanted to restrict protesters to more than 300 feet from a target's home, but modified the proposal to limit picketing to 30 feet when it became clear several of his colleagues were reluctant to accept the wider parameters. Stone cited instances of harassment of Church of Scientology members at their 700acre Golden Era compound near Hemet as the impetus for the ordinance, as well as threats against supporters of Proposition 8, which confers legal recognition of marriage between only a man and woman in California.
http://www.thevalleychronicle.com/articles/2009/08/21/opinion/letters/doc4a8 eda01a78f8793031805.txt 49
THE DIFFERENCE BETWEEN 884 AND ALL THE REST:
THE MOST UNCONSTITUTIONAL PART:
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