Church of Scientology spied on father of Scientology leader David Miscavige

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  1. CommunicatorIC

    CommunicatorIC @IndieScieNews on Twitter

    Church of Scientology spied on father of Scientology leader David Miscavige.

    Los Angeles Times: Scientology head's father was spied on, police report says

    http://www.latimes.com/local/california/la-me-scientology-private-eyes-20150409-story.html

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    For 18 months private detectives tracked every move made by the father of David Miscavige, leader of the Church of Scientology, as they eavesdropped, spied on his emails and planted a GPS unit on his car, according to police records.

    The church paid the two detectives $10,000 a week through an intermediary, the records indicate, all because Miscavige feared that his father would divulge too much about the organization's activities.

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    The surveillance of Ronald Miscavige Sr., a longtime Scientologist who had recently parted ways with the church, was described by Florida private eye Dwayne S. Powell, after he was arrested in July 2013 near Milwaukee with two rifles, four handguns, 2,000 rounds of ammunition and a homemade silencer in his rented SUV.

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    Seriously, you have to read the entire article.

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    Once, while tailing Miscavige on a shopping trip, Powell and his partner watched him grasp his chest and slump over while loading his car. After his arrest, Powell told police he'd thought Miscavige was having a heart attack and might die. He said he phoned his intermediary for instructions.

    Two minutes later a man who identified himself as David Miscavige called him back, according to records.

    "David told him that if it was Ron's time to die, to let him die and not intervene in any way," the records state, noting that the apparent emergency passed "and nothing further happened."

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    Los Angeles Times front page right now:

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  2. Little David

    Little David Silver Meritorious Patron

    Scientology head's father was spied on, police report says

    From The LA Times:

    A private eye tells of watching Ronald Miscavige Sr., who had parted ways with the church. David Miscavige and Scientology deny any connection to the investigator.

    Los Angeles Times | April 8, 2015 | 5:59 PM

    For 18 months private detectives tracked the father of David Miscavige, leader of the Church of Scientology, as they eavesdropped, spied on his emails and planted a GPS unit on his car, according to police records.


    The church paid the two detectives $10,000 a week through an intermediary, the records indicate, because Miscavige feared that his father would divulge too much about the organization's activities.


    The tracking near Milwaukee, detailed in documents obtained by the Los Angeles Times, is the latest in a decades-long series of allegations that the church has intimidated, harassed or abused current and former members, at times going to great lengths to dissuade them from discussing their experiences or knowledge of the secretive religion.


    A church attorney called the private detectives' allegations "blatantly false."


    http://www.latimes.com/local/california/la-me-scientology-private-eyes-20150409-story.html#page=1

    PS CommunicatorIC beat me by 8 minutes! I've asked for this post to be deleted.
     
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  3. jbason

    jbason Patron

    Nothing too low for "dear leader", to let his dad basically die if that's what was going to happen. I wish his father would speak out! Now that he is aware that he was being followed and is getting older that will give him the incentive to go to the media, maybe. David miscaviages own dad, I think that would give even more incentive to yank the Co$' tax exempt status! I bet that man has some serious stories!
     
  4. tetloj

    tetloj Silver Meritorious Patron

    Communicator IC brings more delicious cake
    :biggrin:
     
  5. tetloj

    tetloj Silver Meritorious Patron

    Nice guy, Dave :angry:
     
  6. CommunicatorIC

    CommunicatorIC @IndieScieNews on Twitter

    EDITED TO ADD:

    http://www.latimes.com/local/california/la-me-scientology-private-eyes-20150409-story.html

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    The surveillance of Ronald Miscavige Sr., a longtime Scientologist who had recently parted ways with the church, was described by Florida private eye Dwayne S. Powell, after he was arrested in July 2013 near Milwaukee with two rifles, four handguns, 2,000 rounds of ammunition and a homemade silencer in his rented SUV.

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  7. Churchill

    Churchill Gold Meritorious Patron

    Well I for one am happy that my tax dollars are subsidizing these wonderful humanitarian surveillance activities.
    Faith based groups like Scientology, Boko Haram, ISIS, and Hamas are so often mis-characterized by a biased and hate-filled media.
    David Miscavige's touching concern for his father's health extended to having someone keep watch over him with a de-fibrilator, NOT a stun gun, as the lying media maliciously and falsely reported.
    No son ever loved his father more...
     
  8. BunnySkull

    BunnySkull Silver Meritorious Patron

    Re: Scientology head's father was spied on, police report says

    HOLY SHIT!!!!!!

    Also, not surprised at all that DM was a-okay with this guy watching his father die alone in his car and not raise a finger.

    also, HOLY SHIT!!!!!!

    This story is dynamite, esp on the heels of Going Clear. Rifles, handguns, 2000 rounds of ammunition, HOMEMADE SILENCER!! The head of the CoS paying $10,000 a week to stalk his elderly father, but really the thing that will makes this huge is the fact that when the PI saw DM Sr. clutch his chest and appear in distress (PI thought a heart attack) and called DM for instructions, DM told the PI to do NOTHING, that if it was his time to die it was his time to die. I don't anything demonstrates the evilness of DM quite like him instructing a man to give no aid to his own father who was possibly dying alone in a parking lot. Wow. wow. wow. This is incredible, good going LA TIMES!!
     
  9. CommunicatorIC

    CommunicatorIC @IndieScieNews on Twitter

    EDITED AGAIN TO ADD:

    Seriously, you have to read the entire article.

    http://www.latimes.com/local/california/la-me-scientology-private-eyes-20150409-story.html

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    Once, while tailing Miscavige on a shopping trip, Powell and his partner watched him grasp his chest and slump over while loading his car. After his arrest, Powell told police he'd thought Miscavige was having a heart attack and might die. He said he phoned his intermediary for instructions.

    Two minutes later a man who identified himself as David Miscavige called him back, according to records.

    "David told him that if it was Ron's time to die, to let him die and not intervene in any way," the records state, noting that the apparent emergency passed "and nothing further happened."

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  10. tetloj

    tetloj Silver Meritorious Patron

  11. JBWriter

    JBWriter Happy Sapien

    Re: Scientology head's father was spied on, police report says

    Excerpts from the LA Times article linked in the OP (my bold below):

    And now, in 2015, Dwayne Powell no longer works as a private investigator or for Co$...and he declined further comment to the LA Times. :coolwink:

    Hertzberg, Soter, & Roffler's comments are hilarious! :lol:

    This is my new favorite article to have been published since Going Clear premiered. :clap::yes::clap:

    JB
     
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  12. tetloj

    tetloj Silver Meritorious Patron

    Re: Scientology head's father was spied on, police report says

    That Hertzberg quote is a doozy

    It reminds me of Vicki Pollard from Little Britain - 'He never saw nobody or nuthin'
     
  13. lotus

    lotus autonomous rebellous

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  14. JBWriter

    JBWriter Happy Sapien

    Re: Scientology head's father was spied on, police report says

    "David Miscavige does not know Ron Miscavige, Becky Miscavige, Dwayne Powell, Daniel Powell, Texas, or me." - Michael Lee Hertzberg
     
  15. imSPecial

    imSPecial Patron with Honors

    Re: Scientology head's father was spied on, police report says


    Yessssss!
     
  16. tetloj

    tetloj Silver Meritorious Patron

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  17. CommunicatorIC

    CommunicatorIC @IndieScieNews on Twitter

    Tony Ortega has a post up on this.

    ‘Let him die': Scientology leader David Miscavige had private eyes watching his father, say police

    http://tonyortega.org/2015/04/08/le...-private-eyes-watching-his-father-say-police/

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    Scientology denies that Powell was working for Miscavige, but that’s a clever dodge. As Mike Rinder has explained to us in the past, Scientology PIs are hired by attorneys who work for the church so they can say they don’t work directly for Scientology.

    We’re working to have much more on this story for you in the morning.

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  18. HelluvaHoax!

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    ...
    A must-read expose on COB sadism, over at Tony's UNDERGROUND BUNKER.

    This breaking story falls under the category of: "Just when you thought the cult's public relations could not possibly get any worse....."


    What could Miscavige possibly do to top that? Sipping scotch and laughing demonically while he tortures kittens on YouTube?
     
  19. WildKat

    WildKat Gold Meritorious Patron

    This is HUGE!
    Where's the popcorn??
    THERE it is! :drama:
     
  20. JBWriter

    JBWriter Happy Sapien

    Drudge Rpt, Gawker, Ortega/Underground Bunker, and at least 40 news feeder Twitter accounts are already tweeting this story.

    See the Twitter timeline for - scientology - here: https://twitter.com/search?q=scientology&src=tyah

    So. Much. Fun.

    JB
     

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