Los Angeles Police Department removes Scientology kiosk after Establishment Clause complaint

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  1. CommunicatorIC

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    Los Angeles Police Department removes kiosk promoting Scientology after Establishment Clause complaint.

    Patheos: A Scientology Kiosk Was Installed (Then Removed) from a Hollywood Police Station

    http://friendlyatheist.patheos.com/...then-removed-from-a-hollywood-police-station/

    By Hemant Mehta

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    A couple of weeks ago, visitors to the Hollywood Community Police Station, a division of the Los Angeles Police Department, would’ve seen a giant kiosk consisting of a large TV flanked by posters and pamphlets discussing human rights, children, how to cleanse your body of drugs, and how to achieve happiness.

    If that seems like a strange mix… you’re right. The display was put there by Scientologists.

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    It worked. While AA was told there were no public records relating to the displays (more on that in a second), Richard Tefank, the Executive Director of the Los Angeles Police Commission, wrote back within 48 hours to say the Hollywood kiosk had been taken down and that there were no other displays promoting any religion anywhere in the LAPD.

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  2. CommunicatorIC

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    Los Angeles Police Department Removes Massive Scientology Display from Department Following Establishment Clause Complaint.

    American Athiests: Atheists Commend LAPD for Removal of Massive Scientology Display from Department

    https://www.atheists.org/2018/08/lapd-scientology/

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    Los Angeles, CA—Following a demand letter from the American Atheists Legal Center, the Los Angeles Police Department (LAPD) Hollywood Community Police Station has removed from its lobby a large kiosk promoting the Church of Scientology.

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    Tony Ortega has posted a story about this. As always, the forum software created a new thread based on Tony's story, and I'm placing this here for the purpose of organization and future reference.

    Kiosk-Gate: LAPD told Masterson accuser its Hollywood site was compromised by Scientology

    https://tonyortega.org/2018/08/30/k...ollywood-site-was-compromised-by-scientology/

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    You probably saw the story that hit yesterday, reporting that American Atheists had convinced the LAPD to remove a Scientology kiosk from its Hollywood Division station house, but the police department refused to turn over any information about what it was doing there in the first place.

    What the stories about that kiosk didn’t mention was something we reported back in March 2017 when we first broke the story that Scientologist actor Danny Masterson was being investigated by the LAPD over allegations that he had violently raped multiple women.

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  5. TheOriginalBigBlue

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    The Colombian authorities are investigating this insidious infiltration of the police by Scientology…

    https://tonyortega.org/2018/08/10/c...o-investigate-scientology-over-medal-scandal/

    Our correspondent in Colombia’s capital of Bogotá, who helped us cover the Scientology Ideal Org opening there in 2015, has been keeping an eye on the brewing scandal in that country over Scientology’s relationship with various members of the Colombian national police force.
    He tells us that things have really begun to break loose, and at a time when the country is in some flux. Colombia held national elections in May, a runoff in June, and the country’s new president, Iván Duque, took office just three days ago, on August 7. Because of that, there’s a lot of turnover happening in the government and military, just as the Scientology scandal has hit the Colombian media.
    And now, an upstart federal senator, Iván Cepeda, has put the new government on the spot about Scientology’s inroads into the national police. Cepeda is a member of Polo Democrático Alternativo (PDA), a democratic socialist party, and his petition was also supported by the centrist Green Alliance party. Cepeda’s petition formally asked that the country’s defense minister conduct an investigation of Scientology’s influence on the national police force.
    “It is worrisome that allegedly they were using public resources of a state that according to our constitution is secular and non-denominational, to promote the ideas and doctrines of a particular church,” Cepeda told a parliamentarian commission yesterday. “It is obviously a matter of political control to investigate whether public money has been used in the promotion of this ideology, and that is why I have asked the Minister of Defense to report on the money spent on these courses and decorations, and also about the material that was distributed to the uniformed officials and what kind of courses were those dictated by the members of this church.”


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    Oh, sorry…this thread is about Hollywood!