Luis Garcia

  • Blogs

    October 29, 2013

    This Week's Most Interesting Courtrooms: A Claw Hammer Beating and a Hit-and-Run Cold Case

    With tickets at the Met running into the $200-$300 range, and BAM shows and classes more affordable but still well beyond a casual expense, why not step out for some free theater? And by "free theater" we mean public trials of New York City's most illustrious criminals. Runnin' Scared rounded up som ... More >>

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    June 15, 2012

    VIDEO: Watch Sacto Mayor and Former NBA Star Kevin Johnson Suck Up to Scientology

    Our West Coast counterpart, staff writer Josh Dulaney at the Voice's sister paper OC Weekly, has been dishing on Scientology's spiffy new "Ideal Org" there in several spicy posts. In a story last week, Josh mentioned that William Dalton, the mayor of Garden Grove, California (population: 170K), lav ... More >>

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    June 8, 2012

    It's a Scientology Book Avalanche! RUN FOR COVER!

    A slow week was suddenly broken wide open as we were hit with an avalanche of new books, promised books, and barely-begun books with one thing in common: Disapproval of David Miscavige's brand of Scientology. After the jump, we'll tell you about the book that legendary cult-busting attorney Paul Mo ... More >>

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    February 27, 2012

    Scientology's Secret Behind "Ideal Orgs" Revealed At Last

    David Miscavige opened yet another "Ideal Org" this weekend, showing up to cut the ribbon at the new Church of Scientology in Florence, Kentucky (servicing the Cincinnati area). As you can see in the photo to the right, Miscavige showed up long enough to open the new building Saturday, which is jus ... More >>

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    January 18, 2012

    Scientology's Goons: Intimidating a 71-Year-Old Missouri Grandmother

    On December 29, the Church of Scientology-Missouri's media relations officer, Ellen Maher-Forney, and another executive, Jill James, drove the 40 minutes it takes to go from the church on Delmar Boulevard in St. Louis to the home of Jim and Meshell Little in Saint Peters, Missouri. When the two wom ... More >>

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    December 28, 2011

    Scientology Story of the Year -- The Vote Is In!

    ​As we continue our year-end celebrations, we've come to a big moment. We asked voters to decide which story had the most impact on Scientology watching this year. We chose five finalists that we think had lasting importance as well as immediate punch. There were many other stories worth cove ... More >>

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    December 14, 2011

    Scientology Story of the Year: Cast Your Vote Now!

    ​This has been some year of Scientology reporting and commenting here at the Village Voice, and with the calendar about to flip, we wanted to hand out some awards. But first, we need your help. We're asking our many loyal readers to help us choose three major year-end awards for Best Sciento ... More >>

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    November 14, 2011

    Scientology's Sales Pitch: "Pure and Simple Blackmail"

    Today sees another explosive installment in Tom Tobin and Joe Child's latest investigative project examining Scientology at the St. Petersburg Times. The previous day, the SP Times duo had introduced us to Hy Levy, a fomerly successful "registrar" who brought in hundreds of thousands of dollars t ... More >>

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    October 15, 2010

    Cops Nab Another Gang Suspect in Bronx Gay-Bashing

    ​Police have arrested an eleventh suspect in a case where gang members kidnapped and beat three gay men in the Bronx. Police say 26-year-old Luis Garcia is one of the ringleaders of the "Latin King Goonies" (no relation to the Latin Kings gang) who are accused of brutally abusing three gay me ... More >>

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    June 15, 2006
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    April 24, 2001

    Toil and Temptation

    From the Car Wash to the Chicano Club, a Mexican Teenager Learns to Survive in the Bronx

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    April 10, 2001

    A Link in the Chain

    Bound for The Bronx, A Mexican Teenager Says Farewell to His Family and Culture