Scientology Crime Syndicate

Subject: Picket report, San Francisco, 5/8/99
From: humanrights@racerrecords.com (Kristi Wachter)
Date: Sat, 08 May 1999 19:23:14 -0700

Date: Saturday, May 8, 1999
Start and End Times: 12:05 - 2:10 pm
(11:40 - 2:45 if you include time walking to & from the org, which is
time spent handing out fliers and practicing wave tech)
Location: San Francisco
Picketers: Kristi Wachter, Roop, Brent Stone, Administrati
Handlers: Mr. Lady I Work Here
Weather: lovely - sunny, with some wind
Number of Handouts given away: 115 - PLUS 30 Brent gave out
Comments: very little handling; excellent reception from the public

flier stats:

47 Lisa/hurts people
35 Rodney
19 Mint/Law
2  advisory

full-page: 2 Xenu fliers 4 Lisa fliers

postcards: 6 Attorney General

115 total

plus 30 by Brent = 145

Note: Quotes may not be exact, since I didn't listen to my tape recording at all. Also, I occasionally rearrange the chronology slightly to enhance the narrative flow.

Four of us picketed the San Francisco org today, including one newcomer who had seen the picket announced in the Bay Guardian and come down specifically to join in. (Actually, he said it was the Bay Guardian, but I didn't think we got listed in the Guardian this week - I only saw us listed in the SF Weekly. Maybe it was in the online edition. I'll have to check.)

It was actually a pretty darn uneventful picket.

Almost immediately after I arrived, a bright young gentleman came over and started talking with me. He seemed pretty well informed about Scientology. Alas, I didn't realize he was actually a new picketer, come to join in the protest (he didn't mention it right away). We chatted all through the picket, and he gave his name/nickname as "Roop". About a half-hour into the picket, I unhooked my spare sandwich sign, so he had a sign to wear during the picket, and he did an excellent job of handing out fliers.

Brent showed up next, and Administrati came along right after that, so we suddenly had four protestors covering the sidewalk. Brent took occasional turns around the block, and when a parking space opened up near the org, he parked his van nearby, with his "UFO CULT WITH PRISON CAMPS" sign on the back. (I saw Mr. Lady I Work Here come out to the corner, stare intently at the sign, and zip back inside.)

There was no sign of Jeff Quiros today; instead, Mr. Lady I Work Here did camera duty. Something apparently went wrong with his camera at first, because he stopped and told us "I'll be back". As usual, we all posed cheerily for the camera, including Roop.

As usual, many passing pedestrians and drivers shared our opinion of Scientology's unethical behavior, and lots of people honked and waved in support. One gentleman who took a flier said Scientology had killed a friend of his. We also had a lovely couple come strolling by who had both been involved in Scientology - the lady said she had been in really deep: they hadn't gotten much money from her, but she had been in the Sea Org. They got out of Scn, she said, when they met and fell in love - she said love has a way of getting people out of Scn.

I saw a few more of the regulars - I complimented Josh on his new haircut and I saw Burly Guy come outside for a smoke. The pretty Sea Org lady stood outside for a bit, and I snapped a few pictures. I asked if she'd like to pose for one for the web page (pointing out that I wanted it for a web page of pretty Scientologists), but she declined.

My walk home, like my walk to the org, was an opportunity to wave at the passing cars and hand out fliers.

When I got home, there were a handful of bigot fliers awaiting me, evidence that my revenge picketers had paid me a call. I hope they're pleased with all the dissem I did for Scientology today (since I really DO want people to think for themselves, most of my fliers have www.scientology.org on them, along with www.xenu.net and www.scientology-lies.com - so I gave away over 100 fliers referring people to Scientology's site today).

I am immensely grateful to Roop, Brent, and Administrati for joining in today's picket - it was LOVELY to see Brent and Admin again, and delightful to meet our newcomer.

And don't forget, the next regularly scheduled first-Saturday-of-every-month picket is June 5 at the regular time, 12 - 2 - see you then!


Kristi Wachter
the activist formerly known as "Jour" (before $cientology outed me)

I think $cientology is hurting people and breaking the law, and I want them to stop it. See http://www.scientology-lies.com for more.

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