Sheriff's deputy on what Scientology does behind its gates: "That's not my business" - 2017-03-15
Perhaps the number one question we get from people who are new to our website or on Twitter is, with all of the evidence and history of Scientology abuses over so many years, why doesn't law enforcement do something about it?
There are various ways to respond to that question. Lawrence Wright gave one of the best answers during the movie Going Clear when he talked about how Scientology's tax exempt status, granted in 1993, gives it enormous First Amendment protection as a religious organization.
But we also know that church leader David Miscavige spends significant resources "safe pointing" law enforcement agencies, a policy laid down by L. Ron Hubbard which has the church presenting a positive face to "opinion leaders" through the use of its "social betterment" front groups. By cultivating friendly relationships with agencies located near their major facilities, Scientology has been very effective.