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  • related stories by others

    related stories by others

    This entry will be occasionally updated with related stories, some set in full some linked. 1.Ten Years After Jonestown, the Battle Intensifies Over the Influence of ‘Alternative’ Religions November 17, 1988|BOB SIPCHEN | Times Staff Writer But the most interesting litigation of late involves either a former member who is suing the organization to which he or she [...]

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  • Books discussing Paul Morantz

    Books discussing Paul Morantz

    Books that mention Paul Morantz Reader’s digest‎ – Page 64 1981 Another of Dave’s sources was Paul Morantz, a young Los Angeles attorney who’d handled several suits against Synanon. One case involved a woman who was held … Snippet view – About this book – Add to my library – More editions Pulitzer’s gold: behind the prize for public service journalism‎ [...]

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  • Pink Justice: The Trial of Judge Noel Cannon–Escape from Div.40–

    Pink Justice: The Trial of Judge Noel Cannon–Escape from Div.40–

    The sad tale of Judge Noel Cannon...pretty in pink, she wasn't

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  • The Girl in the Park

    The Girl in the Park

    by Paul Morantz, copyright 2010 I was camped in Androssen, Scotland, 1970, watching the sun set from the beach sand.  I had no idea how cold the winds would get and by late night I would be inside the public bathroom for warmth.  Like a homeless man I had to awake occasionally to the noises and [...]

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  • The Road Back from Dead Man’s Curve

    The Road Back from Dead Man’s Curve

    by Paul Morantz as appeared in Rolling Stone Magazine September 12th, 1974 together with intermittent comments by Jan and Dean fans who together retyped it onto the internet in 2006 *************************************** In 2006,  32 years after its appearance in Rolling Stone some Jan and Dean fans each took sections of my story on Jan and Dean “Road [...]

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  • News Archive Timeline on Paul Morantz

    News Archive Timeline on Paul Morantz

    Jul 9, 1972 – In April, David Vinje, a respected member of the county public defender’s office, was murdered during a holdup in a Sherman Oaks bar called Lola’s Place. When another public defender, Paul Morantz, showed up at work the next morn he decided to write the story. From ABOUT THIS ISSUE ($$) – Related [...]

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  • The Fingerprint That Lied: Justice vs. William De Palma

    The Fingerprint That Lied: Justice vs. William De Palma

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  • Synanon’s Legal Troops Declare Holy War

    Synanon’s Legal Troops Declare Holy War

    Synanon legal Department and Paul Morantz

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  • New Times – The Horrors of Synanon

    New Times – The Horrors of Synanon

    This 1978 article explores Synanon, an organization that tried to murder Paul Morantz to keep him from pursuing legal judgment against them. At the time Synanon had become a major non profit corporation based on the ideals of creating a new society with its own private army, the Imperial Marines.

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  • Where Have You Gone Dirty Harry?

    Where Have You Gone Dirty Harry?

    He would not have hesitated.  There would be no going back for bullet-proof vests, better weapons, waiting for SWAT or following police protocol.  Two shooters were in a Columbine school building and every second lost could also mean a child lost.  He would take the risk of entering.  Risking his life to save others was [...]

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