Here is one quick clip from the Saturday night Clearwater picket. Once again the handlers came out to agressively attack us. The themes on this night were Jesse's arrest and LMT crimes.
I'll be putting up more tomorrow but who can wait for Mary DeMoss footage? She made a brief appearance while waiting for a light to change.
I was again saddened to see the reaction of the Clearwater Police Department. At one point, a Scientologist I call Bub (I'll explain some day) jammed his forehead into my camera and was pressing on the camera lens. I asked him to stop touching the camera. When I got a chance I went over to the team of police and spoke to a Sgt. and asked him if he could just ask the Scientologists not to touch the cameras or the people picketing.
He told me "I was watching the whole thing. Looks like you were blocking the sidewalk and not permitting them to pass."
It didn't matter that I had the whole thing on tape or that Jeff had it from a second angle. The police once again felt I was to blame.
I'm not asking for the police to take sides. I'm not asking for this Sgt. to come over and "make the bad Scientologists go away." All I expected and felt was reasonable was to have an officer say "Please don't touch one another. Thank you for your cooperation."
When a large chunk of the Clearwater police force is on the Scientology payroll, this appears to be an unreasonable request.
FYI, Hans isn't your average public scientologist who relocated to CW. He was active as an infiltrator in Germany, even created his own "anti-cult" group years ago. He worked as a journalist until he was exposed in a court case as example of a "secret scientologist". His membership was kept secret, i.e. he didn't appear in the usual lists. I assume he is a highly trained OSA op and he will probably take an important role in anti-german propaganda.