Remember, the core of $cientology is intelligence -- the espionage variety. All the money- making, all the litigation, all the auditing makes it possible for intel to operate.
Each $cientologist who visits your home or office on a revenge picket assignment writes a report of his observations, and all contacts, names, addresses, who said what to whom, etc., ad naus.
Whether or not the individual $cientologists sent out on these harassment ops are evil- intentioned or not is unimportant. The people who process the picketers' reports are, you can be guaranteed.
Also the people who plan ops based on these picketers' processed reports. This is where it gets really evil-intentioned. At the center of the intelligence core is DM and his suited cronies.
In a sense ars does the same thing, but does it sanely, in the open. The openness side is prevailing against the dark side. The revenge picketers, and every $cientologist who engages you anywhere is feeding the secret side of $cientology.
The revenge picket gives the intel operators an opportunity to interface in an upfront way with the public. It's a different sort of noisy investigation. They don't have to pay a PI, and when they do assign a PI they hand him a helpful little data base indicative of the level of intelligence they expect from him.
The same reports and data base, of course, would be helpful to punks or even hitmen.
This is not to scare any of the people being targeted by $cientology report writers right now. Keep in mind it is DM and his cronies that are scared of you. But also keep in mind what underlies and goes along with $cientologists' visits to your neighbors, and any other contact they have and anything else they do as long as they're $cientologists. They are spying on behalf of an entity which means you harm.
Be ye therefore wise as serpents and harmless as doves. (Mt. 10:16)
(c) Gerry Armstrong