Forlegget mot Lisa McPherson trust

I 2001 gav dommer Penick Lisa McPherson trust et forelegg der medlemmene ble nektet å gå nærmere en scientolog eller en eiendom eid av en av Scientologikirkens mange undergrupper enn et visst antall meter. I teksten sto det at tustet (Jesse Prince, Grady Ward, Stacy Brooks, Jeff Jacobson, Patricia Greenway, Peter Alexander, Mark Bunker (WBM), Tony Bezazian (Tory Magoo) og ledern, Robert Minton) og alle i ledtog med dem var bundet av forelegget.

Takket være den lite presise ordbruken har Scientologikirken utnyttet dette forelegget for alt det er verdt, og hevdet at alle demonstranter står i ledtog med folk fra trustet (typisk i ledtog med Bunker). Darth Xander (A. Hageli) fra WWP er advikat, og har etter å gjentatte ganger blitt arrestert på grunn av forelegget sørget for at det har blitt tatt opp til juridisk vurdering. I går gikk følgende brev fra kommuneadvokaten ut til politiet i Clearwater:

The Honorable Thomas E. Penick, Jr., Circuit Judge, issued a Permanent Injunction on July 21, 2001 involving members of the Church of Scientology and those persons “in actual concert or participation” with them. The Injunction also applied to the members of the Lisa McPherson Trust and those persons “in actual concert or participation” with them. In particular, the following members of the Lisa McPherson Trust were named in the Injunction: Jesse Prince, Grady Ward, Stacy Brooks, Jeff Jacobson, Patricia Greenway, Peter Alexander, Mark Bunker, Tony Bezazian, and Robert Minton. The Injunction is still in effect until further order of the Court.

The Injunction contains diagrams of 10 Church of Scientology properties that are listed in Exhibit A-1, attached to the Injunction, that are color coded to depict those BLUE areas where the above-named members of the Lisa McPherson Trust and those acting “in actual concert or participation” with them are prohibited by paragraph 2 of the Injunction from picketing, protesting, or demonstrating. Paragraph 2 of the Injunction also prohibits picketing, protesting, or demonstrating within 10 feet from the entrance or exit used on a daily basis at the 20 Church properties listed on Exhibit B, attached to the Injunction.

Robert Minton, who formed the Lisa McPherson Trust, died some time ago. Moreover, except for Mark Bunker, the other members of the trust appear no longer to be present in Clearwater 14 years after the Injunction was granted. However, the Church of Scientology has contacted CPD on numerous occasions, claiming that an individual named Alex Hageli, who has been in close proximity to Church property while exercising his First Amendment rights, is in violation of the Injunction because he is acting “in actual concert or participation” with Mark Bunker.

UNTIL SUCH TIME AS THE CHURCH OF SCIENTOLOGY OBTAINS AN ORDER FROM THE COURT SPECIFICALLY FINDING THAT ALEX HAGELI IS SUBJECT TO THE INJUNCTION, CLEARWATER POLICE OFFICERS SHALL NOT IN ANY WAY INTERFER WITH MR. HAGELI’S RIGHT TO BE PRESENT ON THE PUBLICLY-OWNED SIDEWALKS NEAR CHURCH OF SCIENTOLOGY PROPERTY. THE COMMUNICATIONS CENTER AND CLEARWATER POLICE OFFICERS WILL IGNORE ANY REQUESTS BY REPRESENTATIVES OF THE CHURCH TO HAVE CLEARWATER POLICE OFFICERS TAKE A REPORT ON MR. HAGELI SOLELY BECAUSE MR. HAGELI IS PRESENT ON OR PROTESTING ON THE PUBLICLY-OWNED SIDEWALKS NEAR CHURCH OF SCIENTOLOGY PROPERTY. MOREOVER, CLEARWATER POLICE OFFICERS WILL NOT RESPOND TO REPORTS OF ANY OTHER PERSONS WHO ARE EXERCISING THEIR FIRST AMENDMENT RIGHTS ON PUBLICLY-OWNED SIDEWALKS NEAR CHURCH OF SCIENTOLOGY PROPERTY UNLESS THERE IS AN ALLEGATION THAT A CRIME IS BEING COMMITTED OR THE PERSON IS SPECIFICALLY NAMED IN THE INJUNCTION.

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