Finding Stress, and Some Friction - 2005-03-29
Last night, however, the Scientologists experienced a high-stress event themselves. Plainclothes detectives determined that the books were being sold, not given in exchange for donations, in violation of New York City Transit rules against unlicensed vending, said Paul J. Browne, the deputy commissioner for public information for the Police Department.
The detectives issued six people $50 summonses and ejected them from the Times Square station, Mr. Browne said.
"There had been an agreement that they could stay there as long as they did not get in people's way, and did not sell the material," Mr. Browne said. "They did not live up to the agreement."