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   When a civil liberties group sued the Los Angeles Police Department's
   former Public Disorder Intelligence Division (PDID), seeking to halt
   its alleged abuses, local MCLC members popped up as fanatical police
   supporters. They launched a smear campaign in 1980 against leaders of
   the Citizens Commission on Police Repression (CCPR), including its
   founder, Linda Valentino. The LaRouchians "made our lives miserable,"
   she said. "They passed out, it must have been, a quarter of a million
   leaflets, accusing us of terrorism and drug pushing." The leaflets
   listed the home and work phone numbers of activists involved in the
   suit. "for days, we received harassing calls," Valentino said, "I got
   obscene calls at home in the early morning hours."

   The leaflets were filled with blatant anti-Semitism, charging that
   the Israelis, the Lubavich Order of Hasidic Jews, the Jewish Defense
   League, Simon Wiesenthal, and a Jewish city councilman, Zev
   Yaroslavsky, were all in a plot to destroy the PDID so that "Israeli
   dopers" could take over. One leaflet bore the title "Smash the
   'Kosher Nostra' - Defend the LAPD." Said another: "If your child's
   mind is eaten away by PCP provided to him by Meyer Lansky's drug
   runners, or if the mayor of your city has his legs blown off" by a
   JDL hit squad, "the person to blame is Zev [Yaroslavsky]." The
   leaflets were authorized and paid for by LaRouche's 1980 presidential
   campaign committee. (King, 237)

                             Work Cited

King, Dennis. Lyndon LaRouche and the New American Fascism. New York:
Doubleday, 1989

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