Information wanted: good, bad or ugly


 

I’m eager to get in touch with anybody who has information on any of the following people, places or institutions. Note that inclusion on the list doesn’t mean that they have done anything wrong; some of the people listed may be potential victims or witnesses. Note also that some of these names may be very common so do not impute anything adverse just because somebody’s name might be in the list because of its commonality. If you know anything or know anybody who might know anything about these folks, bad, good, or otherwise, please e-mail me at:

whistleblower@janbtucker.com

If you want confidentiality to apply under the California journalists shield law please specify in your message that the information you provide is not for attribution.

Beverlywood Homes Association Inc.

( 1) DINA GLOUBERMAN
PRESIDENT
( 2) MITCH COHEN
VICE PRESIDENT
( 3) LAWRENCE ZEHNDER
TREASURER
( 4) CHELSEA SCHAMES
SECRETARY
( 5) SCOTT KRIEGER
MEMBER
(6) HARVEY STERN
MEMBER
( 7) JENNY SAVITSKY
MEMBER
( 8) MARCI SANDELL
MEMBER
(9) TERI COHAN LINK
MEMBER
(10) RICHARD MAY
MEMBER

THE ARBA GROUP; CF WATSONVILLE EAST, LLC; CF WATSONVILLE WEST, LLC; COUNTRY VILLA HEALTH SERVICE CORPORATION, DBA COUNTRY VILLA HEALTH SERVICES

President (Ira Smedra),

Secretary (Jacob Wintner)

Chief Operating Officer (Scott Krieger)

(note above named in:

UNITED STATES OF AMERICA,

Plaintiff,

v.

THE ARBA GROUP; CF WATSONVILLE EAST, LLC; CF WATSONVILLE WEST, LLC; COUNTRY VILLA HEALTH SERVICE CORPORATION, DBA COUNTRY VILLA HEALTH SERVICES,

Defendants

CASE NO. 14-3946 UNITED STATES DISTRICT COURT
NORTHERN DISTRICT OF CALIFORNIA SAN FRANCISCO DIVISION)

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An I told you so moment


 

Elizabeth Martinez

When you get to my age you may have the chance to look back upon your activism and realize that some of it was misguided or mistaken; you will also realize some moments that can be characterized as “I told you so” situations. One example was 1982 when I was defeated by Elizabeth Martinez then of the Democratic Workers Party for the Peace and Freedom Party nomination for governor of California. The main issue that divided the two of us was essentially that Martinez was an apologist for all things Soviet; I criticized the Soviet Union where criticism was due, especially when it came to its domestic nuclear power program. Martinez claimed that under so-called socialist control nuclear power was perfectly safe whereas under capitalism it was ostensibly not safe.

I have one word that later proved me correct about my analysis that economic systems do not make dangerous power sources safe or environmentally sound: Chernobyl. Only four years later, April 26, 1986, the Chernobyl nuclear power disaster in what is now the Ukraine and which was then part of the Soviet Union proved me correct and Martinez hopelessly deluded.

Donald Trump, flanked left by campaign manager Paul Manafort, Ivanka Trump, Cleveland, Ohio July 21, 2016. (File Photo Bill Clark/CQ Roll Call) (Credit Image: © Bill Clark/Congressional Quarterly/Newscom via ZUMA Press)

Today another one of those ‘oh by the way I told you so’ moments has arrived in an article published in the Atlantic concerning Paul Manafort, presently under indictment in the ongoing investigations by special counsel Robert Mueller of corruption involving Pres. Trump. A portion of that article refers to the lobbying and propaganda efforts of Paul Manafort and his cohorts to whitewash the ostensibly Maoist regime of Jonas Savimbi who was backed by both United States and communist China against the Soviet forces of the MPLA in the Angola Civil War.

In the PFP the debate over to the back ultimately went to the MPLA; however there were two party leaders, who as ostensible Maoists, expressed support for Jonas Savimbi and his UNITA movement: perennial Atty. Gen. nominee Bob Evans and Milton Takei who had earlier defeated me by one vote on the third ballot for state chair of PFP. Following is what the Atlantic exposes about Manafort’s role in promoting Jonas Savimbi.

The Atlantic, The Plot Against America

Franklin Foer/Jan 28, 2018

https://flipboard.com/@flipboard/-the-plot-against-america/f-661f13095a%2Ftheatlantic.com

Jonas Savimbi

The firm’s most successful right-wing makeover was of the Angolan guerrilla leader Jonas Savimbi, a Maoist turned anti-communist insurgent, whose army committed atrocities against children and conscripted women into sexual slavery. During the general’s 1986 trip to New York and Washington, Manafort and his associates created what one magazine called “Savimbi Chic.” Dressed in a Nehru suit, Savimbi was driven around in a stretch limousine and housed in the Waldorf-Astoria and the Grand Hotel, projecting an image of refinement. The firm had assiduously prepared him for the mission, sending him monthly reports on the political climate in Washington. According to The Washington Post, “He was meticulously coached on everything from how to answer his critics to how to compliment his patrons.” Savimbi emerged from his tour as a much-championed “freedom fighter.” When the neoconservative icon Jeane Kirkpatrick introduced Savimbi at the American Enterprise Institute, she declared that he was a “linguist, philosopher, poet, politician, warrior … one of the few authentic heroes of our time.”

This was a racket—Savimbi paid the firm $600,000 in 1985 alone—that Black, Manafort, Stone and Kelly did its best to keep alive; the firm’s own business was tied to Savimbi’s continued rebellion against Angola’s leftist regime. As the country stood on the brink of peace talks in the late ’80s, after nearly 15 years of bloody civil war, the firm helped secure fresh batches of arms for its client, emboldening Savimbi to push forward with his military campaign. Former Senator Bill Bradley wrote in his memoir, “When Gorbachev pulled the plug on Soviet aid to the Angolan government, we had absolutely no reason to persist in aiding Savimbi. But by then he had hired an effective Washington lobbying firm.” The war continued for more than a decade, killing hundreds of thousands of Angolans.

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Peace, Freedom candidate is a #MeToo moment


 

Back in 2011 I Posted the following blog; note especially the following statements in it:

  • Which current party leader used to be referred to as “x.x.’s Stud Service” because he was such an outrageous womanizer…..????
  • Which current party leader recruited “Earl,” into PFP, an ex-convict who Mau Maued a series of women into the privilege of sleeping with him, and then got a certain PFP woman from San Luis Obispo to help him rob a bank, leaving her to go to prison (abandoning her young daughter with her mother) while he took off with the loot??????
  • Which current party leader essentially confessed his sins of sexism at a “Men’s Caucus” meeting at a State Central Committee admitting to his sordid record of womanizing…..and then proceeded to compound his reputation with additional sexist personal behavior????

Steven Bruce Orcutt aka Frank Runninghorse: beware of sex offender

PFP’s executive committee has endorsed that very individual to run for statewide office in 2018!

The leadership of the Peace & Freedom Party (my own party that I am more and more embarrassed to be a registered member of) may have recently irreparably injured the party and its legacy of being the first political party in America to declare itself to be a feminist-socialist party.  It elected to membership in the party’s State Central Committee Steven Bruce Orcutt (aka Frank Runninghorse, his wannabe impersonation of a Native American moniker), who is a registered sex offender.  For background on the controversy surrounding Orcutt–a convicted and registered sex offender who had been charged with having sex with a 15 year old African American girl which he plead down to a lesser offense (and later excused the behavior by blaming the victim, claiming she was a prostitute as though it’s okay to objectivize and victimize impoverished teenagers)–check out my past blogs on this subject:

http://janbtucker.com/blog/2011/07/09/konversations-with-kevin-5/

http://janbtucker.com/blog/2011/07/09/yet-another-opinion-on-sex-offender-frank-runninghorse/

http://janbtucker.com/blog/2011/07/08/another-opinion-on-sex-offender-steve-orcutt/

http://janbtucker.com/blog/2011/03/24/fighting-to-keep-pfp-feminist/

http://janbtucker.com/blog/2011/03/24/a-tale-of-3-sex-offenders/

A Party with a formerly proud legacy of feminism

Now that you’ve seen the background, here’s part of the latest exchange regarding the suitability of Orcutt to be a political leader of a party that now pretends to still be feminist; first Orcutt’s defense of his sexist language and the retort of a practically life-long member of PFP who used to run Ventura County’s first rape crisis center and has a long resume’ of serious feminist activism:

Sister Jessica

Thank you for your reply and comradely criticism of my un PC choice of terms. Neither I, nor sister Amkika who helped me with the little blurb, realized some people would take offense [except Tea Baggers] at the term “hag’. I meant it not as a put down of women

but as description of ‘Malevolent evil’ ,a ‘shapeshifter’ and ‘eater of children’ as discribed in the wikepedia definition.

Hag

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For other uses, see Hag (disambiguation).

A hag is a wizened old woman, or a kind of fairy or goddess having the appearance of such a woman, often found in folklore and children’s tales such as Hansel and Gretel.[1] Hags are often seen as malevolent, but may also be one of the chosen forms of shapeshifting deities, such as the Morrígan or Badb, who are seen as neither wholly beneficent nor malevolent.[2][3] The term appears in Middle English, and was a shortening of hægtesse, an Old English term for witch, similarly the Dutch heks and German hexe are also shortenings, of the Middle Dutch haghetisse and Old High German hagzusa respectively[4]. All these words derive from the Proto-Germanic *hagatusjon-[4] which is of unknown origin, however the first element may be related to the word “hedge”.[4][5] As a stock character in fairy or folk tale, the hag shares characteristics with the crone, and the two words are sometimes used as if interchangeable.[6]

My bad ,if I wasn’t aware of the PC definition.

Any way , we are very glad that ISO is coming and has endorsed the Napa Action. This entitles ISO branches speakers at the rally and you are encouraged to have a lit table too. We are actively seeking other endorsers as well, if you know other groups that may be interested ,please ask them or have them contact myself [ (925) &98-3698 ] for the United Front or Alex Shantz for the Napa Greens.

See you in Napa on the 27th.

Frank Runninghorse

OGC, DVC SDS,Diablo MDS, Contra Costa PFP

RESPONSE FROM A PFP MEMBER:

His pathetic excuse for referring to Michele Bachmann as a “hag” is that he was using the 12th century Middle Dutch definition of “hag.” Is he fucking kidding? To try to Wikipedia-Middle-Dutch your way out of calling a woman a “hag” is just plain bullshit.

Orcutt, while quick to jump to Wikipedia for his defense, conveniently left out the germane part of the entry:

Wikipedia: Using the word “hag” to translate terms found in non-English (or non-modern English) is contentious, since use of the word is often associated with a misogynistic attitude.

So, following Orcutt’s line of defense, if anyone on the right referred to Michelle Obama as a “hag” the appropriate response from the left should be, “That’s okay, I bet they’re using the Middle Dutch definition of hag.”

And Orcutt’s little phrase, “My bad, if I wasn’t aware of the PC definition” is actually more offensive than calling Bachmann a hag. With that, you can at least just own up to it and apologize. Well, you could if you weren’t Frank Orcutt.

He avoids accepting any responsibility for what he said and then cowardly tries to shift blame to everyone else because we’re all PC zealots and clearly not up on 12th century Middle Dutch. Anyone know the Middle Dutch word for “blame-shifter?”

For decades the right has been using “political correctness” to mock and denigrate the principles of the left. And now some jerk on the left is going to use it to discredit people who KNOW that hag is a sexist term?

He needs to act like a grown-up. Hag is a sexist word. Admit it, apologize for it, move on. Stop blaming it on everyone else’s lack of fluency in Middle Dutch and their alleged petty PCness.

What a piece of work this man is. And I mean that in the most insulting 21st century, English-language way possible.

My continuing commentary:

Sorry to be so long – winded about this issue, but it really pains me to see what the PFP has degenerated into.  This is the first party in America to call for abolition of laws against LGBTI people; to call for the decriminalization of “victimless crimes,” to seek full equality on the basis of sex, sexual orientation, and gender orientation. The party that ran an all female campaign for President and Vice President (Maureen Smith and Elizabeth Cervantes Barron in 1984, along with many other female Presidential and other important candidates, including the first out-Lesbian to run for Governor in California — my running mate Marilyn Seals when I ran for Lt. Governor).   The party that originated the slogan, “Women Run for Office, Not Coffee, In the Peace & Freedom Party.” What is really twisted about what the cult-like leadership cabal has descended to is that they think that by reason of their membership in a political party that as a formality calls itself “feminist” that this makes them feminist.

These leaders wouldn’t make a pimple on a feminist’s ass.

I have earned the right to say that with my many years of real feminist activity.  I don’t have to defend my record on these issues to anyone….and some of these so-called leaders of this so-called feminist party ought to take note that I have a very long memory.

Call it blackmail or whatever you want to, but I know where all the bodies are buried in this party, because I was either on the burial detail or else I had it under surveillance.  So if they don’t expel Orcutt, these are some of the blog entries they can look forward to:

  • Who referred to the PFP Womens’ Caucus as “The Womens’ Carcass,”  ….and who laughed at the remark, thinking it was funny….????
  • Which current party leader used to be referred to as “x.x.’s Stud Service” because he was such an outrageous womanizer…..????
  • Which current party leader recruited “Earl,” into PFP, an ex-convict who Mau Maued a series of women into the privilege of sleeping with him, and then got a certain PFP woman from San Luis Obispo to help him rob a bank, leaving her to go to prison (abandoning her young daughter with her mother) while he took off with the loot??????
  • Which current party leader essentially confessed his sins of sexism at a “Men’s Caucus” meeting at a State Central Committee admitting to his sordid record of womanizing…..and then proceeded to compound his reputation with additional sexist personal behavior????
  • Which former member of the party Central Committee published a photo of himself having sex with his 18 year old daughter on the front page of his pornographic newspaper????????!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

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If you are as disgusted as I am about this state of affairs, let the PFP State Chairperson, C.T. Weber know what you think (and cc me at pr@janbtucker.com):

ctwebervoters@att.net

————————————————————————————————–

THE CONTROVERSY CONTINUES!

Here is part of the behind the scenes debate that is going on as a result of this blog:

Good morning C.T. Weber,

I find it imperative that I communicate disappointment in the leadership of the Peace and Freedom party concerning the election of the above mentioned person to the party’s State Central Committee.

I have voted Peace and Freedom in the past and consider PAF a viable choice as opposed to other parties in many races, both national and state.

As a woman, a mother, and a PEACE LOVING HUMAN BEING, I am horrified that a person of such ilk is now associated with Peace and Freedom in this way. I know when others like me become aware of this, they will feel the same way and PAF will lose credibility, which is something YOU cannot afford in today’s political climate.

Respectfully yours,
Heidi

(Heidi has a long history with PFP.  She was and is the best friend since childhood of Paula Marsh, PFP Candidate for State Senator against Alan Robbins in 1973 in a special election.  Paula, who became 18 four days before the election, may be the youngest candidate to have ever run for office in California and definitely was in 1973.)

Here’s C.T. Weber’s response:

Hi Heidi,

I appreciate your taking the time to contact me.  I understand your disappointment.  Hopefully we will be able to gain your trust again.  Thank you.

C. T. Weber
Peace and Freedom Party of California
State Chairperson

Another voice:

Thank you for shining a spotlight onto this issue Jan! The Peace and Freedom party was one which I always thought in the back of my mind was a possible escape from the Democratic Party. No more, right!? I would join the Feminist Party in a minute. Keep blogging! Love to read them!

Victoria

(Victoria is a very prominent feminist and LGBTI activist in Los Angeles)

NOW HERE’S WHAT “RUNNINGHORSE” (or should I say, Runningmouth or Runningdog???) HAS TO SAY ABOUT THIS BLOG (my thanks to Contra Costa folks in the Chicano/Latino Caucus of the Democratic Party for forwarding it to me):

PFP Members
Whenever Irv Sutley or Jan Tucker and their Police friends chime in to attack me . It lets me know I’m on the right track. If I was not threatening the system , COINTELPRO would not be using their age old weapons      [divisive poison pen letters; outing militants work names so bosses & pigs can be alerted, bringing non SCC people in on our list against PFP rules,& diversionary attempts to redirect attention away from building the PFP’s influence among the masses  to debating ‘middle -dutch’ {?}definitions.]    COINTELPRO has come to the defense of the ‘Feminist’ Bachman and attacked me instead. That’s as it should be.
Irv must be starting to get worried the real activist PFP has been
gaining some influence and making allies up in Sonoma Co. His destructive sectarian antics have alienated decent healthy radicals in the area and kept the Sonoma chapter invisible for years in a fairly progressive place.
If we make a break thru in that area it could spell the end of his charade.
Their are several groups of young activists coming from Santa Rosa for
the Napa Action. Will Sutly be trying to help PFP connect with them ?
I doubt it , COINTELPRO doesn’t want the movement or PFP to get strong in the North Bay.
How PC is it to be outing PFP comrades Work Names? Is Irv one of those racists that refused  to show respect and recognize Muhammad
Ali’s right to change his name from Cassius Clay. What kind of a radical
out’s other radicals “party” names to the press. Give you a hint, it has a curly tail.

Frank Runninghorse

MY RESPONSE TO RUNNING-MOUTH’S ACCUSATIONS THAT IRV SUTLEY AND I ARE WORKING FOR COINTELPRO:

Irv Sutley is one of the few people that I absolutely know is not a COINTELPRO (for younger people who missed the 60’s and 70’s, COINTELPRO was the FBI’s “Counter Intelligence Program” to disrupt left-wing, anti-war, and civil-rights groups) agent, because’s he’s the only person I know who has passed a polygraph (lie detector) test after Runningmouth’s former cohort, Bill Callison, echoed Judy Bari’s insane accusation that Irv was a paid informer for the FBI.

Now as for me, I don’t actually care how many people think I’m working for COINTELPRO.  In fact, if it will make Runningmouth feel more secure and bolster his ego for thinking he’s outed me, I’ll plead guilty to the accusation to help his hallucinations downgrade to the status of delusions.  Either way, anybody who’s ever gotten a passing grade in a college level logic course will know that his accusation is an argumentum ad hominem (“circumstantial” and “abusive”) response to our suggestions that his status as a sex offender and an exploiter of a teenager girl (that he claims was a prostitute as though that matters) is incompatible with the Peace & Freedom Party’s pretensions to being a “feminist” party.

 

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California Peace & Freedom Party 50th Anniversary


 

 

 

LA Free Press Helps Push Peace & Freedom Party onto Ballot

 

Although I was too young to register to vote at the time and we had not yet achieved the 18-year-old vote I urged my parents to join the Peace and Freedom Party to get it on the ballot in 1967. It didn’t take much encouragement for them to do so; my father was a longtime civil rights activist and a communist so he understood the issues of the day and knew that we needed third party to help spearhead the battle. Below follows the Los Angeles Free Press article of January 1968 announcing the success of the fight to qualify the new party for the California ballot.

In subsequent years I would go on at the age of 18 to become the youngest person at that time ever elected  to head the Los Angeles County Central Committee of a California political party as well as to run for state Assembly once, state Senate twice, House of Representatives twice (in 1980, causing the defeat of the ranking California and in Congress James Corman), state Treasurer twice, and Governor, Lieutenant Governor, and United States Senate once each.

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Information Wanted: Good, Bad, or Ugly


 

I’m eager to get in touch with anybody who has information on any of the following people, places or institutions. Note that inclusion on the list doesn’t mean that they have done anything wrong; some of the people listed may be potential victims or witnesses. Note also that some of these names may be very common so do not impute anything adverse just because somebody’s name might be in the list because of its commonality. If you know anything or know anybody who might know anything about these folks, bad, good, or otherwise, please e-mail me at:

whistleblower@janbtucker.com

If you want confidentiality to apply under the California journalists shield law please specify in your message that the information you provide is not for attribution.

Geoffrey G. Melkonian, Attorney

Geoffrey G. Melkonian, Attorney

Currently being sued:

LASC Case Number:  EC067208
REZA FATEH MANESH, ET AL VS. GEOFFREY MELKONIAN

Filing Date:  08/17/2017
Case Type:  Legal Malpractice (General Jurisdiction)
Status:  Pending

REZA FATEH MANESH

BROOMAND SHAHLA TEHRANI

Armen Keshishian

Armen  G. Keshishian

Rouben R. Keshisian, for ID see below:

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The Post: the CA Legislature of 1937 made The Pentagon Papers possible


 

L-Daniel Ellsberg, R-Anthony Russo

While I haven’t seen the movie The Post yet I’m glad to see that there will be a role for an actor playing my late dear friend Anthony Russo who along with Daniel Ellsberg was the key player in arranging the release of the Pentagon Papers which helped in large part to force the United States out of the Vietnam War:

http://www.imdb.com/title/tt6294822/fullcredits?ref_=tt_cl_sm#cast

Based on his name, Sonny Valicenti, the actor portraying Tony is Italian American. Tony’s family emanated from the Naples region in Italy; Tony and I had discussed at length in years past his suspicion that his ancestors had been forcibly converted Jews. I had confirmed his suspicions by explaining how the Jews of Sicily had initially been welcomed by the King of Naples when they were expelled by the Spanish Inquisition in 1493.

For some more background about Tony Russo and the Pentagon Papers first check out the next two websites:

https://www.antiwar.com/blog/2008/08/07/ellsberg-remembering-anthony-russo/

http://www.chicagotribune.com/news/opinion/commentary/ct-perspec-minow-pentagon-papers-post-trump-20171229-story.html

In the past I’ve blogged about Tony Russo twice:

40th Anniversary: Pentagon Papers Publication

Posted by Administrator on the June 13th, 2011

Today is the 40th Anniversary of the publication of the Pentagon Papers, which were stolen from the Rand Corporation of Santa Monica, California by Anthony Russo and Daniel Ellsberg. Tony and Daniel were prosecuted for this, but a courageous Judge, Gordon Ringer (who I also had the privilege of knowing), dismissed the charges when it was publicly exposed during the Watergate investigation that President Richard Nixon had arranged the burglary of Daniel Ellsberg’s psychologist’s office in Beverly Hills.

L-David Delano Blanco, R-Anthony Russo

The photo shown was taken at my 50th birthday party back in 2005. Tony had driven in from his home in Virginia in anticipation of running for the United States Senate on the Peace & Freedom Party ticket in 2006. Unfortunately he suffered a heart attack the next day and never fully recovered.

http://vimeo.com/24945306

For more on the history of the Pentagon Papers, see the video from the link above.

At the time that Tony worked at the Rand Corporation he was already a member of the Peace & Freedom Party. It’s lucky that in California employers are prohibited by Sections 1101 and 1102 of the Labor Code from discriminating on the basis of an employee’s political affiliation.

And…

August 8, 2008 Anthony Russo Passing

Posted by Administrator on the October 29th, 2008

Anthony Russo Passing

One thing that was astounding about Tony Russo, and it says much about the ability of corporate America to accurately assess whether somebody should or should not have access to classified materials, is that Russo, was a member of the California Peace and Freedom Party while employed at Santa Monica based Rand Corporation.

The documents he exposed demonstrated secret government agreements between the Eisenhower administration to support the French colonial government in Vietnam to defeat pro-independence forces and the later efforts of the Kennedy administration to provoke the North Vietnamese into a confrontation that would justify sending in American combat troops. The Johnson administration, according to the documents, planned from the very beginning to expand the war, committing combat troops and air forces without consulting congress.

Prosecuted by the Nixon administration for releasing the papers, the charges were thrown out of court when investigations into government corruption and illegal spying showed that members of the same unit who had burglarized the Democratic National Committee headquarters at the Watergate Hotel and had been tasked by the White House with breaking into the Brookings Institution looking for copies of the “Pentagon Papers,” although the action never took place. Likewise, the so-called White House “Plumbers Squad” had broken into the Beverly Hills office of Daniel Ellsberg’s psychiatrist.

Russo always credited the Black Panther Party as being the most supportive organization behind his legal defense while on trial for the leak of the documents. Members of the Los Angeles County Central Committee of the Peace & Freedom Party assisted by checking the political affiliations of potential jurors. This helped to keep one arch-right winger off the jury who had even signed a petition to restore hanging as the method of California Capital Punishment.

More recently, Russo had become an active supporter of the San Fernando Valley/Northeast Los Angeles Chapter of the National Organization for Women and lectured at meetings of the organization. This brought Russo full circle with an old high school friend from his early years growing up in Suffolk, Virginia, Linda Pruett, who along with myself had become a co-president of the Chapter.

Planning to return to activism in California, Russo returned from Virginia in August 2005 where he announced his intended candidacy for the Peace and Freedom Party’s nomination forUnited States Senate for the 2006 election at my 50th birthday party. We were orchestrating what we hoped would be a campaign in the primary for various party nominations on a slate headed by Tony that would restore the Peace & Freedom Party to some semblance of sanity and take its leadership away from the “Berkeley Bolsheviks” who have periodically managed to snatch defeats from the jaws of victory. Tragically, Russo suffered a heart attack a day after the party. Following heart bypass surgery, he returned to Virginia, but never fully recovered.

So let me expound on this little-known technicality of California law that enabled a left-wing radical like Anthony Russo, a member of the California Peace and Freedom Party, to get hired at the Rand Corporation and get access to all sorts of classified materials about the Vietnam War. In 1936 Franklin Delano Roosevelt won his largest electoral victory with around 60% of the popular vote in carrying every state except Vermont and Maine. Swept into office with him were large majorities in many other state legislatures and the Congress for the Democratic Party. In one of those rare moments in California history in the 20th century the California legislature had a Democratic Party and a lot of progressive Republicans that enabled it to ban discrimination against employees on the basis of their politics. Heavy on their mind was the history of discrimination against political radicals, especially in the days before the secret ballot when political parties printed up their own ballots for people to take into the polls and drop into the boxes; as those ballots were usually different colors employers station people at the polling places and if your employees have ballots of socialist or communist parties they were likely to be fired.

The 1937 legislature that had been elected in the 1936 Roosevelt wake enacted sections 1101 and 1102 of the California Labor Code:

1101.

No employer shall make, adopt, or enforce any rule, regulation, or policy:

(a) Forbidding or preventing employees from engaging or participating in politics or from becoming candidates for public office.

(b) Controlling or directing, or tending to control or direct the political activities or affiliations of employees.

(Enacted by Stats. 1937, Ch. 90.)

1102.

No employer shall coerce or influence or attempt to coerce or influence his employees through or by means of threat of discharge or loss of employment to adopt or follow or refrain from adopting or following any particular course or line of political action or political activity.

(Enacted by Stats. 1937, Ch. 90.)

Under section 1103 of the labor code violations are misdemeanors punishable by fines and imprisonment of up to one year. Had it not been for the foresight of the California legislature in 1937 to enact these laws it might have been entirely possible that Tony Russo would never have been hired by the Rand Corporation and what we know as the Pentagon Papers case might never have been possible.

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Information Wanted: Good, Bad, or Ugly


 

I’m eager to get in touch with anybody who has information on any of the following people, places or institutions. Note that inclusion on the list doesn’t mean that they have done anything wrong; some of the people listed may be potential victims or witnesses. Note also that some of these names may be very common so do not impute anything adverse just because somebody’s name might be in the list because of its commonality. If you know anything or know anybody who might know anything about these folks, bad, good, or otherwise, please e-mail me at:

whistleblower@janbtucker.com

If you want confidentiality to apply under the California journalists shield law please specify in your message that the information you provide is not for attribution.

Philip I. Markowitz, quote from a transcript in Clark Co District Court Case P-074745:

Okay. This is a case where Phil Markowitz, using a pattern that he’s used in other cases, has a will prepared, has it executed by a known felon, two witnesses who, by the way, Judge, Leroy Black didn’t know these people. Why he would — why he would choose Well, I was cleaning out mom and dad’s house and I found this will and I didn’t know what it was and I submitted it to the Court, and it turns out later it was a fraud.

Saul Lee Markowitz, In Case ES017172 Saul sought a restraining order against a neighbor.  The order was denied after trial and  attorney fees assessed against him following testimony from at least 3 neighboring households.  One of the declarants against Saul wrote in part:

It was at this point that Saul told me that my workers never parked in his driveway at any point, they simply pulled their car in to his driveway and pulled right back out while making a three-point turn.

I was definitely at a loss and said I wasn’t sure why this was a problem but that I would talk to my contractor later that night. Later on, Saul called me back again and said that he witnessed someone once again using his driveway to make a three-point turn. It was at this point that he became very irrational in my opinion and threatened that he was going to call the police on both my contractor and me.

When I asked him on what grounds he replied that we were trespassing on private property. He went on and on with a somewhat incoherent exchange about how tire tread ruins sidewalks and how he could ‘feel’ the cars encroach into his space.

Dr. Robert Aaron Glazer, MD; in 1986 in LA Co Superior Court case BA071429 Dr Glazer and 3 co-defendants were charged with conspiracy to violate Section 650 B&P.  In 1993 the case was dismissed but Dr Glazer filed Chapter 7 Bankruptcy in Case 93016344.  In 2013 he was indicted for a $33 million alleged Medicare fraud:  http://losangeles.cbslocal.com/2014/06/03/la-doctor-charged-with-33-million-medicare-fraud/

 Kathleen Niemela, RN

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100th Anniversary of the Russian Revolution


 

With current developments in Russia it’s time for another one…

Judge Randall F Pacheco on Lesbian family law

http://www.sacp.org.za/pubs/umsebenzi2/2017/nov.pdf

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Ban the Box wins in CA, takes effect January 1


 

California’s AB 1008 which passed the legislature and was signed into law by the governor, taking effect January 1, 2018, is California’s version of the ban the box movement which seeks to ban asking an applicant for employment about their criminal history prior to interview, initial screening, and making a conditional offer of employment. The new law also requires certain notifications to an applicant for employment who is rejected after being asked about their criminal history and any subsequent screening.

To comply with the new law I have revised a series of documents which I recommend for my clients to use in the hiring process. Keep in mind that California law is more stringent by far than federal law and violations of the Investigative Consumer Credit Reporting Act can lead to $10,000 minimum civil penalties for even technical violations.

If you or your clients need to use my services for background investigations in the hiring process you can now find my compliant documents formatted for download as Microsoft word documents, open office documents, or in PDF format at: J.B. Tucker & Associates – Resources

If you have any questions do not hesitate to contact me. If you have any problems downloading the forms I can email them to you in any of these formats.

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Information wanted: LA County DCFS


 

I’m eager to get in touch with anybody who has information on any of the following people, places or institutions. Note that inclusion on the list doesn’t mean that they have done anything wrong; some of the people listed may be potential victims or witnesses. Note also that some of these names may be very common so do not impute anything adverse just because somebody’s name might be in the list because of its commonality. If you know anything or know anybody who might know anything about these folks, bad, good, or otherwise, please e-mail me at:

whistleblower@janbtucker.com

If you want confidentiality to apply under the California journalists shield law please specify in your message that the information you provide is not for attribution.

1.  Dorothiea Munn Vaughn

2.  Angelina Ohanyan

With the foregoing caveats the investigation concerns the following damage claim:

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