Trump Attacks the California Constitution


 

Speaking before the Conservative Political Action Conference President Donald Trump has pronounced about the news media: “They shouldn’t be allowed to use sources unless they use somebody’s name,” he declared. “Let their name be put out there.”

THIS IS AN ATTACK AGAINST THE CALIFORNIA CONSTITUTION:

ARTICLE I, SECTION 2.

(a) Every person may freely speak, write and publish his or her sentiments on all subjects, being responsible for the abuse of this right. A law may not restrain or abridge liberty of speech or press.

(b) A publisher, editor, reporter, or other person connected with or employed upon a newspaper, magazine, or other periodical publication, or by a press association or wire service, or any person who has been so connected or employed, shall not be adjudged in contempt by a judicial, legislative, or administrative body, or any other body having the power to issue subpoenas, for refusing to disclose the source of any information procured while so connected or employed for publication in a newspaper, magazine or other periodical publication, or for refusing to disclose any unpublished information obtained or prepared in gathering, receiving or processing of information for communication to the public.

Nor shall a radio or television news reporter or other person connected with or employed by a radio or television station, or any person who has been so connected or employed, be so adjudged in contempt for refusing to disclose the source of any information procured while so connected or employed for news or news commentary purposes on radio or television, or for refusing to disclose any unpublished information obtained or prepared in gathering, receiving or processing of information for communication to the public.

As used in this subdivision, “unpublished information” includes information not disseminated to the public by the person from whom disclosure is sought, whether or not related information has been disseminated and includes, but is not limited to, all notes, outtakes, photographs, tapes or other data of whatever sort not itself disseminated to the public through a medium of communication, whether or not published information based upon or related to such material has been disseminated.

(Sec. 2 amended June 3, 1980, by Prop. 5. Res.Ch. 77, 1978.)

States are barred from denying immunities…how about the President of the United States?

In Constitutional law, there are rights, privileges, and immunities. Article I, Section 2(b) establishes an immunity. It means that the press is immune from a contempt proceeding for refusing to disclose confidential sources.

This provision was passed by California voters in response to court decisions Rosato v. Superior Court, 51 Cal. App. 3d 190 (1975) and Farr v. Superior Court, 22 Cal. App. 3d 60 (1971), both of which affirmed orders compelling reporters to divulge sources of information regarding pending criminal trials.

After this 1980 amendment to the state constitution in New York Times Co. v. Superior Court, 51 Cal. 3d 453 (1990), the California Supreme Court held that a civil litigant has no interests sufficient to overcome the constitutional reporter’s privilege. Id. At 456. In Miller v. Superior Court, 21 Cal. 4th 883 (1999), the Supreme Court held that a prosecutor in a criminal action has no interests sufficient to overcome the reporter’s immunity. Id. at 901. The Supreme Court explained in Miller, “the absoluteness of the immunity embodied in the shield law only yields to a conflicting federal or, perhaps, state constitutional right.” Id.

CALIFORNIA MUST DEFEND ITS CONSTITUTION

California’s legislature should draw a line in the sand and pass a resolution denouncing the President’s attack on our Constitution. I am going to ask my union, the Freelancer Unit of Pacific Media Workers Guild, Local 39521 CWA, AFL-CIO, CLC in turn to pass a resolution asking the California legislature to take this position.

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Jews: With Friends like Trump who needs Enemies?


 

After days of bizarre and even paranoid responses to reporters’ questions about the wave of anti-Semitic attacks throughout America, Donald Trump finally told Craig Melvin of MSNBC that they were “horrible.” As Mark Potok of the Southern Poverty Law Center pointed out on MSNBC’s 11th Hour with Brian Williams,”that and 50 cents” will get you a cup of coffee. Of course Potok was dating himself as it won’t even get you a coffee.

Jake Turx

The most bizarre episode is when a frum [Frum (Yiddish פֿרום‎; [frum. | frim]), meaning “devout” or “pious,” is a Yiddish adjective. To be frum means to be committed to the observance of Jewish religious law that often exceeds the bare requirements of Halakha, the collective body of Jewish religious laws] reporter from Ami Magazine, Jake Turx, asked Trumelthinskin a polite and frankly sympathetic question about what he was going to do about anti-Semitic attacks. Pointing out with reverence and respect that Trump was “Zayde” [a Yiddish word for grandfather which in this instance conferred great cultural respect] to Jewish children, what Jake got for his efforts was a dose of vitriol from Donald who weirdly interpreted it as an attack on himself, personally. Watch the exchange for yourself: http://www.theyeshivaworld.com/news/ywn-videos/526481/watch-this-trump-slams-frum-reporter-turx-in-press-conference-calls-his-question-insulting.html

The defense against charges of anti-Semitism by Trump amounts to my daughter is Jewish so I can’t hate Jews. Maybe not, but he’s still bigoted and prejudiced openly spouting offensive stereotypes to Jews in their face. When he appeared before the Jewish Republican Coalition in December 2015 he tells them:


Republican presidential candidate Donald Trump at the Republican Jewish Coalition Presidential Forum 12/05
Susan Walsh/AP

“Look, I’m a negotiator like you folks; we’re negotiators,” he said, criticizing President Obama’s Middle East policies and nuclear deal with Iran. “And by the way, did you ever see a negotiation take so long?”

“This room negotiates perhaps more than any room I’ve spoken to, maybe more,” he said. [http://www.npr.org/2015/12/03/458329895/trump-to-jewish-republicans-im-a-negotiator-like-you-folks]

I’ve got news for you, we’re not all a bunch of Shylocks which is the stereotype that makes Jews cringe when we hear stuff like that from Gentiles. When you put it in the context of Trump being grandson of a draft dodging pimp and son of a KKK member, Trump sounds more like what we call “trailer park Goyim” than a college educated real estate mogul when he says things like this.

What a President, any President, Should

Say about Anti-Semitic Terrorism

Joe Navarro

On May 2005 Joe Navarro, recently retired FBI profiler, keynoted the California Association of Licensed Investigators conference in Reno and explained that 89% of all terrorism in America is domestic terrorism by white supremacist/Neo-Nazi groups. Eighty Nine Percent! In spite of all the public hoopla, the other 11% is actually considered by professionals to be statistically insigificant. Navarro spent 25 years as an FBI agent and supervisor in counter-intelligence and counter-terrorism and he would know. At subsequent seminars I’ve attended under the auspices of POALAC (Peace Officers Association of Los Angeles County) and the FBI sponsored InfraGard it has been consistently pointed out that this statistical analysis remains sound.

So why haven’t you heard this loudly and clearly from the White House under any President….or congress?

Because there’s more money to be made by those who can employ lobbyists for the government to spend money protecting us from a statistically insignificant threat.

What we need is a President and a Congress to redirect resources against the real 89% threat from right-wing extremists.

COMMENT FROM HARRIET ELLIOTT:

Superlative, Jan, well done.  I also take it that when he is calling Jews “negotiators” he is thinks of Jews stereotypically as Shylock.
  I love your Trumpelthinskin:)  🙂
  I know the following sounds stupid, but has anyone considered NOT watching this guy?  I sound like an ostrich?  Must pay attention to the president even if he’s bizarro?   I would much rather read the fascist right wing through an intermediary like Jan.
  Jan, while we are not on the subject, do you know the CIA can interfere in private conversations with thought imprinting.  It is called Cyber Hive Mind, and only Robert Duncan (look for interview with Jessie Ventura to make sure you see what he looks like – don’t listen to fakes!) explains this technique.   Norman Mailer just wrote “Castle in the Forest” which describes Hitler’s childhood.  I know personally that Mailer is popularizing thought imprinting and also dream-etching.  Mailer is helping us victims of the CIA, yet he is attributing the techniques to the Devil.

 

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SFV/NELA NOW TARGETS SEXUAL HARASSMENT


 

FIGHT BACK AGAINST SEXUAL HARASSMENT

IN NORTH EAST LOS ANGELES

WHERE: Metro Studio, 114 N Ave 58 Los Angeles CA 90042

WHEN: Sunday February 26, 12 Noon

WHY: SFV/NELA NOW and CALLAC (California League of Latinos And Chicanos) are calling on candidates for First District Los Angeles City Council and the 34th Congressional District to boycott THE YORK ON YORK, until it resolves a sexual harassment lawsuit and reforms its personnel practices. At this meeting we will plan for:

  • picket lines and demonstrations

  • organizing the workers into a union

  • 2009 marked the 50th Anniversary of the Unruh Civil Rights Act, Sectin 51 o the California Civil Code

    demanding that City Attorney Mike Feuer file a lawsuit to enforce the Unruh Civil Rights Act against allegations that the restaurant discriminates against Latino customers. The Unruh Civil Rights Act says in part that “Whenever there is reasonable cause to believe that any person or group of persons is engaged in conduct of resistance to the full enjoyment of any of the rights described in this section, and that conduct is of that nature and is intended to deny the full exercise of those rights, the Attorney General, any district attorney or city attorney, or any person aggrieved by the conduct may bring a civil action in the appropriate court by filing with it a complaint.”

SFV/NELA NOW in action

San Fernando Valley/Northeast LA Chapter of the National Organization for Women, The Valley’s Voice for Choice,” is launching a campaign against sexual harassment, labor law violations and racism at The York on York, a bar and restaurant located in Highland Park. The York, located at 5018 York Blvd Highland Park, is a well known hot spot frequented by politicians and their staff members and it’s owners also run Sonny’s Hideaway. It is also being sued in Case No. BC 604740, Perez v THE YORK PROJECT LLC, for violation of the California Fair Employment and Housing Act (”FEHA”) based on Sexual Harassment, Racial Harassment, Discrimination based on race, gender, and Disability and/or perceived Disability, Retaliation, Failure to Prevent, Failure to Investigate and Correct, among other violations of the California Government Code Sections 12920 et seq., Violation of Labor Code Section 1102.5, Wrongful Termination in Violation of Public Policy, Violation of California Wage & Hour Laws & Regulations, Violation of the California Family Rights Act, Defamation, Sexual Battery, Assault and Battery, Invasion of Privacy, Violation of the Right to Privacy and Intentional Infliction of Emotional Distress.

While the principle that defendants even in civil cases ought to be judged by a jury applies, when the Plaintiff, Brenda Perez, obtained her personnel file, the Defendants’ intention to retaliate against her for opposing sexual harassment was openly and brazenly documented in her file.

SFV/NELA NOW has emailed or Facebook messaged almost all the candidates in Los Angeles for all offices, asking them to:

1. You commit to personally boycott The York and to prohibit any of your campaign staff from patronizing the establishment;

2. Commit to accepting no campaign contributions from the company or any of its agents, employees, or owners;

3. Hold no campaign fundraising events there;

Unionize The York–Viva La Sindicato Laboral, Viva La Huelga General

4. Given that longstanding AFL-CIO policy is that no candidate is eligible for union endorsement for any office unless they agree to support “neutral card check” for the unionization of any business in their jurisdiction and to promote management neutrality towards the efforts of workers to organize collectively, we ask that you formally reiterate or adopt your support for these efforts and commit to endorsing the unionization of The York’s employees;

5. Commit to introducing a federal law or municipal ordinance based upon the principles of AB 1617 from the 2002-2003 legislative session to put teeth into the laws against workplace harassment and discrimination.

The lawsuit alleges that:

Case No BC804740, Perez v TheYork

During Plaintiffs employment with Defendants, Plaintiff learned that Defendants Ng and Thomas engaged in a practice of wage and hour violations. For example, Ng and Thomas would steal tips from the employees by intentionally withholding loose cash received in tips and distributing to the employees only a portion of the tips which was considerably lower than actual tips that the employees earned on a daily basis. Defendant Ng also forced Plaintiff to clock out of work early, thereby preventing Plaintiff from working and earning money to pay her bills Plaintiff complained about these violations to Ng who responded by continuing to steal tips from

Brenda Perez, Chicana femenista activista

Plaintiff and the other employees, just not as much. As Plaintiff raised concerns about the illegal practices of being forced to clock out early, being verbally and sexually harassed by Defendants and complained about them and informed Ballinger that they needed to be corrected, Ballinger ignored her and failed to investigate and correct the FEHA violations. Instead, Defendants began a campaign of retaliation against Plaintiff due to these complaints. Ng harassed, demeaned, insulted, falsely accused and defamed Plaintiff in retaliation for her raising these many issues of legal violations and work environment concerns. Ng made racist, derogatory and belligerent comments and statements to Plaintiff, including, but not limited to, “Shut the fuck up!” “That Mexican bitch has nothing on me,” and “Brenda’s incompetent.”

Another allegation is that:

While Plaintiff was employed by Defendants, Thomas, the Assistant General Manager, engaged in sexual harassment against Plaintiff as well as other female employees, creating a hostile, vulgar and offensive work environment in violation of the law. Thomas’ outrageous sexual harassment included inappropriate, repulsive sexual and gender-biased comments about females’ body parts, such as, “Show me your nipples” and forcing Plaintiff to watch a video of him having sexual relations with another woman. Thomas also engaged in physical sexual battery and assault, such as by grabbing and slapping Plaintiff on the buttocks. The York’s management was fully aware of Thomas’ harassment, sexual battery and assault but failed to take corrective action to stop the Fair Employment and Housing Act (“FEHA”) violations and instead, ratified, condoned and permitted Thomas’ harassment against Plaintiff and other female employees to continue.

Patrick Duniven aka Patrick Thomas

(Note: many patrons know “Thomas” as “Patrick,” he is actually Patrick Thomas aka Patrick Duniven)

TAKE ACTION:

  • Come to the meeting on February 26th

  • If you can’t make it, email us to stay in touch at pr@janbtucker.com

  • If you have experienced, seen, or know somebody who has knowledge of discrimination or harassment at The York let us know immediately

  • Go to http://www.theyorkonyork.com/contact and email the management of your concerns and demand that they (a) adopt a “management neutrality” policy if their employees want to unionize, (b) use a team from SFV/NELA NOW to train their management staff against sexual harassment and discrimination, (c) authorize an independent investigation into their employment practices in accordance with the principles of AB 1617 (2002-2003 legislative session).

  • RSVP at the Facebook Event Page:  https://www.facebook.com/events/1761273410553342/

Ya Basta!

Sisterhood is Powerful!

COMMENTS:

From Mando:

Gentrified Business The York Bar is facing Lawsuit for Sexual Harrassment, Racial Harrassment and Discrimination

In a small community just Northeast of Los Angeles Highland Park is facing Gentrification and the displacement of its resident and businesses. York Blvd has become ground zero for Gentrification in Highland Park and incidents of racism and discrimination by newcomers has been going on for years. But now there is a lawsuit against The York Bar

Brenda Perez former employee of The York Bar has filed a lawsuit in Case No. BC 604740, Perez v THE YORK PROJECT LLC, for violation of the California Fair Employment and Housing Act (”FEHA”) based on Sexual Harassment, Racial Harassment, Discrimination based on race, gender, and Disability and/or perceived Disability, Retaliation, Failure to Prevent, Failure to Investigate and Correct, among other violations of the California Government Code Sections 12920 et seq., Violation of Labor Code Section 1102.5, Wrongful Termination in Violation of Public Policy, Violation of California Wage & Hour Laws & Regulations, Violation of the California Family Rights Act, Defamation, Sexual Battery, Assault and Battery, Invasion of Privacy, Violation of the Right to Privacy and Intentional Infliction of Emotional Distress.

Plaintiff claims that Defendants, Thomas, the Assistant General Manager, engaged in sexual harassment against Plaintiff as well as other female employees, creating a hostile, vulgar and offensive work environment in violation of the law. Thomas’ outrageous sexual harassment included inappropriate, repulsive sexual and gender-biased comments about females’ body parts, such as, “Show me your nipples” and forcing Plaintiff to watch a video of him having sexual relations with another woman. Thomas also engaged in physical sexual battery and assault, such as by grabbing and slapping Plaintiff on the buttocks. The York’s management was fully aware of Thomas’ harassment, sexual battery and assault but failed to take corrective action to stop the Fair Employment and Housing Act (“FEHA”) violations and instead, ratified, condoned and permitted Thomas’ harassment against Plaintiff and other female employees to continue.

There was also incidents were former Manager Gerry Ng called Cinco de Mayo “Douche Bag Night” Spanish speaking customers were made fun of and were ignored and not served . One incident the plaintiff was called a “Mexican Bitch” Several Latino Residents have told stories that they were ignored and never served when they visited The York Bar.

From Dana:

What in the world makes these restaurant owners think they can get away with behavior like this–in California, in the twenty-first century? Just the fact that the restaurant is in Southern California doesn’t make it exempt from Californian values; we don’t like people treating our neighbors this way, that the owners and management need to stop stealing tips and work hours from people of color. Please tell them that the fair and humane way of dealing with workers is also the smart way–that workers who feel respected by owners and managers are more likely to attract and keep customers.

I hope this one finally goes through.
What in the world makes these people think they can get away with this kind of behavior–in California, in the twenty-first century? The owners and management need to 1) stop stealing workers’ tips and work hours
2) grow up and keep their hands to themselves. BTW, the fair, humane way of treating workers is also the smart way; service providers who feel respected by those for whom they work attract and keep more customers.

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Maria Gatmaitan-A priority for ICE?


 

INFORMATION WANTED, GOOD BAD OR UGLY ON:

Mark Christopher Gatmaitan

Maria Margarita Gatmaitan

Megan Grace Gatmaitan

Please email any information you have on these people, whether positive or negative, to whistleblower@janbtucker.com

Alternatively use the comment form at the bottom of this blog.

My letter to the head of ICE Removal Operations

February 16, 2017

Marlen Piñeiro, Assistant Director for Removal, Enforcement and Removal Operations, U.S Immigration and Customs Enforcement, 500 12th St., SW Washington D.C. 20536

Honorable Assistant Director Piñeiro:

First I want to express my concern that there have recently been social media reports—that I am personally receiving in real time—of eyewitnesses to ICE Checkpoints throughout Los Angeles indiscriminately checking people’s immigration status on a geographical basis rather than on a focused basis of convicted criminals. Are these reports true?

Second I want to bring a specific situation to your attention. This is in regard to:

Name: GATMAITAN, MARIA MARGARITA

Date of Birth:

SSN:

Citizenship: El Salvador

Address:

Ms. Gatmaitan holds a restricted California Real Estate license because of criminal convictions, Salesperson license 01318653. Quoting from the findings of fact in Bureau of Real Estate Case No. H-29423LA, OAH No. L2002040455. The following are findings of fact in that case:

On March 6, 1998, in the Municipal Court of Santa Anita Judicial District, County of Los Angeles, State of California, respondent was convicted on her plea of nolo contendere of violating section 487(a) (Grand Theft) of the Penal Code. This crime was a misdemeanor involving moral turpitude.

On March 16, 1999, in the Municipal Court of California, County of Los Angeles, Pasadena Judicial District, respondent was convicted on her plea of nolo contendere of violating sections 666-484(a) (Petty Theft With a Prior) of the Penal Code. This crime was a misdemeanor involving moral turpitude.

Question No. 25 on respondent’s application asked, “HAVE YOU EVER BEEN CONVICTED OF ANY VIOLATION OF LAW?” Respondent answered, ”NO.” This was an attempt to procure her license by fraud, misrepresentation, or deceit, or by making a material misstatement of fact.

Respondent is not rehabilitated. The above crimes are recent. It has been less than six months since her summary criminal probation ended. During her testimony in the hearing in this matter, respondent denied culpability for both of the above crimes. This was not believable. In explaining why she answered ”no” to Question No. 25, she testified that she thought “conviction” meant being in jail. This was not believable. She has admitted that she failed to disclose her convictions because she was afraid that if she did reveal them, her application would be denied. Neither of the above convictions have been expunged. Much of respondent’s testimony was not credible and was inconsistent. It lacked honesty.

In that case her application was denied by the Administrative Law Judge. When she later obtained a restricted license she did not conduct herself honestly and was sued civilly for 1) Breach of Contract, 2) Breach of Fiduciary Duty, 3) Fraud and Deceit in Los Angeles Superior Court (LASC) Case No. BC 315479 filed May 13, 2004. The basic allegation was that Ms. Gatmaitan embezzled $13,000 of client funds. The case was settled within five months with virtually no court proceedings, which suggests (based upon my 46 years of experience as a licensed investigator and I have court qualified as an expert witness on various fraud related issues) that means that she had no defense and caved in to a settlement to preclude the Plaintiff from reporting her to the Bureau of Real Estate.

Ms. Gatmaitan is currently being sued by her neighbors for her family’s ongoing campaign of harassment in LASC CASE NO. EC 064228. This includes causes of action for 1. Private Nuisance, 2. Quiet Title to Enjoin Adverse Possession, 3. Battery, 4. Ralph Civil Rights Act Sections 51.7 and 52 of the Civil Code, 5. Intentional Infliction of Emotional Distress, and 6. Trespass. The Third Amended Complaint (TAC) survived a demurrer with these causes intact and is a verified complaint. The Ralph Civil Rights Act cause is based in part on racist statements made by Ms. Gatmaitan that her neighbors, all of whom are native born American citizens, are “wetbacks” from Mexico, i.e. undocumented immigrants.

One of the allegations in the TAC is that:

An MS 13 killing; for more on MS 13 see http://janbtucker.com/blog/index.php/2012/09/01/lapds-gift-to-ms-13-defense/

…Defendant Maria Gatmaitan is a Salvadoran national and they have been observed to associate at their home with people openly displaying MS13 (Mara Salvatrucha, a criminal organization officially designated by the United States as a “Transnational Criminal Organization”) gang tattoos.

Megan Gatmaitan

Ms. Gatmaitan is also harboring at her home her daughter Megan Gatmaitan who (the last time I checked) was wanted on outstanding arrest warrants from Orange County Superior Court, Case Number: 15CM00680 (for theft) and Case Number: 15CM01353 (public intoxication). Maria Gatmaitan is fully aware of these outstanding warrants as they have been alleged in the lawsuit pleadings and Orange County police detectives have come to the neighborhood looking for Megan.

Maria Margarita Gatmaitan is precisely the kind of person who should be deported by ICE.

Respectfully Yours, Jan B. Tucker

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IMPEACH TRUMP NOW


 

TELL YOUR CONGRESSIONAL REPRESENTATIVE TO INTRODUCE THIS SIMPLE SOLUTION TO THE TRUMP PRESIDENCY

CONGRESS OF THE UNITED STATES OF AMERICA,

                       IN THE HOUSE OF REPRESENTATIVES,

                                             RESOLUTION

Resolved, That Donald John Trump, President of the United States, is impeached for high crimes and misdemeanors, and that the following articles of impeachment be exhibited to the United States Senate:

Articles of impeachment exhibited by the House of Representatives of the United States of America in the name of itself and of the people of the United States of America, against Donald John Trump, President of the United States of America, in maintenance and support of its impeachment against him for high crimes and misdemeanors.

In his conduct prior to being President of the United States, Donald John Trump, in violation of his constitutional oath faithfully to execute the office of President of the United States and, to the best of his ability, preserve, protect, and defend the Constitution of the United States, and in violation of his constitutional duty to take care that the laws be faithfully executed, has willfully corrupted and manipulated the judicial process of the United States for his personal gain and exoneration, impeding the administration of justice, in that:

  1. Donald John Trump purchased a painting of himself at auction at his Mar-a-Lago Club in Palm Beach, Florida in 2014 for $10,000.00 and remitted payment with a check drawn on the funds of THE DONALD J. TRUMP FOUNDATION, FEIN 13 – 3404773;

  2. Thereafter the painting was placed in a for-profit business, at Donald John Trump’s “Trump National Doral Miami” Golf Club in the Champions Bar and Grill; and

  3. These acts and omissions were done in violation of Article 155 of the New York Penal Code.

In doing this, Donald John Trump, has undermined the integrity of his office, has brought disrepute on the Presidency, has betrayed his trust as President, and has acted in a manner subversive of the rule of law and justice, to the manifest injury of the people of the United States.

Wherefore, Donald John Trump, by such conduct, warrants impeachment and trial, and removal from office and disqualification to hold and enjoy any office of honor, trust, or profit under the United States.

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Jim Hays and Politics as Unusual in Compton


 

EVEN FOR COMPTON POLITICS THIS TAKES THE CAKE

Jamesette “Jim” Hays II

A candidate for Compton Mayor, Jamesette “Jim” Hays is astonishing even by historical standards in that city. As an example of all too typical people who run for office in the city and typical shenanigans that have characterized Compton politics see my past blogs at http://janbtucker.com/blog/2012/11/09/will-laura-richardsons-luck-follow-arturo-danaire-frazier/ and http://janbtucker.com/blog/2012/10/08/mervyn-dymally-the-good-the-bad-the-ugly/.

L-Bill Duke R-Fred Shaw

I go way back with all things Compton. I served in the leadership of Compton Branch NAACP under then-President Fred Shaw. Years before I was in the car one night when my late significant other, Attorney Valerie Monroe, got a call from Fred’s late mother and then-Compton City Council member. She was at a City Council meeting when then-Mayor Omar Bradley marched scores of big guys looking like thugs into the hall in an effort to intimidate the council. They called the Compton Police Dept which dispatched officers who tried to eject the thugs….until Omar Bradley’s Police Chief showed up and told his officers to stand down!

As Wikipedia later pointed out about Omar (who’s also running for Mayor this year):

After leaving office, Bradley was investigated and convicted of misappropriating public funds during his tenure as City Mayor. Bradley was convicted of using a city-issued credit card to pay for golf rounds, hotel rooms, clothing and in-room movies, among other things. He was convicted of taking cash advances for city business expenses and then charging those items to his city credit cards and pocketing the money. Bradley charged over $3,800 in personal expenses on his City credit card, double-billed the City over $3,700 and in addition failed to return travel advances for two conferences that the jury could infer he failed to attend.[8] The district attorneys office alleged that Bradley misspent closer to $19,000.[9]

City Manager John D. Johnson II and council member Amen Rahh were convicted on similar charges of misappropriating public funds and were sentenced to prison.[10]

On May 14, 2004 Bradley was sentenced to three years in state prison on felony corruption charges.[11] Bradley served his time in a halfway house, from which he was allowed to leave five days a week to work in a job-training program for the developmentally disabled in Carson, California. Bradley was released in August 2005 because he had served jail time while awaiting trial.[9] Bradley’s corruption conviction was overturned by an appeals court in August 2012.[12]

Micah Ali

Now as soon as I heard that Jim Hays was running against Aja Brown, the first thing I thought was that Compton School Board member Micah Ali must have put him up to it…purely speculating at that point. Since then I’ve heard from a reliable source that I was right and that Micah was involved along with the Zurita sisters, Satra and Janna. The sisters (Satra serves on the Compton School Board with Micah and is currently running for City Treasurer) are listed as Micah endorsers on his website http://micahali.com/endorsements/.

What does the CUSD board have to hide?

That brings up a side issue. On June 25, 2016 and August 5, 2016 I sent California Public Records Act requests to Darin Brawley, Superintendent of the Compton Unified School District. I’ve never gotten a response even though the law gives him only 10 days to reply. Not even a denial. What was I seeking:

(June 25)

All writings concerning the Titan Group and/or Edward

Saucerman including but not limited to:

(a) the consulting agreement adopted by the CUSD Board as

Item “10. 14/15-2002 Ratification – Consultant Agreement The

Titan Group (Human Resources) [Board Calendar

4/22/14];”

(b) Any complaints and responses available as public records

under EC 35186(d) and 5 CCR 4686 investigated by the Titan

Group and/or Edward Saucerman;

(c) All invoices of the Titan Group and/or Edward Saucerman;

(d) Any tort claims concerning the Titan Group and/or

Edward Saucerman and/or investigated by the Titan Group

and/or Edward Saucerman;

(e) All representations made by the Titan Group and/or

Edward Saucerman concerning the qualifications of the Titan

Group and/or Edward Saucerman to do business with CUSD;

(f) Any writings that demonstrate whether CUSD vetted

and/or in any way verified the qualifications of Edward

Saucerman prior to hiring his services;

(g)

Any writings demonstrating any training and/or education

in methodology of detecting deception in investigative

interviews, including but not limited to any California

Association of Licensed Investigators (CALI) training seminar

conducted on October 3, 2006;

(h) Any writings demonstrating that Edward Saucerman has

ever been tested on his ability to detect deception in an

investigative interview including but not limited to any testing

at a CALI seminar conducted on October 3, 2006;

(i) Any writings demonstrating whether any law firm and/or

any of its employees represented to CUSD that Edward

Saucerman was competent to conduct investigative interviews;

(j) Any writings demonstrating whether Edward Saucerman

had any training in interviewing children;

(k) Any writings demonstrating whether Edward Saucerman

had any training in interviewing victims and/or witnesses

concerning sex offenses;

(l) Any writings demonstrating what Edward Saucerman was

assigned to do by CUSD;

(m) Any writings demonstrating whether anybody

represented to CUSD that Edward Saucerman was honest;

(n) Any and all rules, regulations, guidelines, policies and/or

procedures concerning when and under what circumstances

professional services sought by CUSD are subject to

competitive bidding;

(o) The minutes of any CUSD meeting at which contracting

for outside investigative services has been discussed within the

preceding 24 month period;

(p) The minutes of any CUSD meeting at which Edward

Saucerman’s services, including but not limited to the results

of his investigations, have been discussed within the preceding

24 month period;

(q) Any writings concerning whether CUSD considered the

role of Edward Saucerman in Los Angeles Superior Court Case

No. Case No. BC446304 prior to contracting for the Titan

Group’s services;

(r) Any writings concerning whether CUSD considered the

role of Edward Saucerman in San Bernardino Superior Court

Case No. Case No. SCVSS48176 prior to contracting for the

Titan Group’s services

(s) Any other communications between the Titan Group

and/or Edward Saucerman and any Trustee, agent, and/or

employee of CUSD;

(t) All policies, procedures, rules, regulations, and/or

guidelines concerning CUSD compliance with Penal Code

Section 165;

(u) All policies, procedures, rules, regulations, and/or

guidelines concerning the acceptance of gifts from CUSD

vendors by CUSD employees, agents, and/or trustees.

August 5

1. All invoices or other writings, including contracts and/or

purchase orders, explaining why payments are being made or

have been made for the previous 24 month period to Edna

Smith, who receives checks from the Compton Unified School

District at 325 E Compton Blvd, Compton CA 90221;

2. All writings demonstrating the source of the data base used

to mail Compton School Success Magazine Summer 2016

Edition to recipients, including invoices, purchase orders,

and/or contracts;

3. All writings explaining or relating to the selection process

for the mailing firm that mailed Compton School Success

Magazine Summer 2016 Edition using USPS Santa Barbara bulk

mail permit #800.

If the CUSD Board refuses to comply with the California Public Records Act, how can the public expect compliance from Satra Zurita if she’s in charge of the City treasury?

So, inquiring minds might want to know why CUSD hasn’t responded to my requests…..and what they have to hide.

Getting back to Hays he joins Omar as not being the only criminal in the race. On October 25, 1990 the Los Angeles times reported that:

Jamesette (James) Hays Jr., director of the Compton YMCA, was arraigned on forgery charges Tuesday in Compton Municipal Court. A hearing was set for Nov. 5 to determine if he will be bound over to Superior Court for trial. Hays entered a plea of not guilty.

According to Deputy Dist. Atty. Pamela Frohreich, Hays is charged with forging the name of a contractor on a $7,164 city check that was to help pay for renovations at the Y’s new facility on Long Beach Boulevard. Hays allegedly deposited the money in a YMCA account and wrote 56 checks with it.

In spite of that history Hays boasts on his website that:

As a YMCA Director he established outstanding youth sports and recreation as well as educational programs for Compton youth in the 1990s. James currently serves as President of the Board of Directors of the Drew Child Development Corporation.

That wasn’t Hays’ only brush with the courts. From 2005-2011 he was in Bankruptcy Chapter 13. At the time he owed back taxes of more than $77,000.

In 1998 in Arizona, Hays failed to pay a fine and wound up with a court order for driver license suspension from Tucson City Court. Also in 1998 Los Angeles County went after him fo child support:

Case Number: BY347108

Case Title: COUNTY OF LOS ANGELES VS. HAYS JAMESETTE II

Filing Date: 9/9/1998 12:00:00 AM

Case Type: Civil (General Jurisdiction)

Plaintiff(s)

COUNTY OF LOS ANGELES

Defendant(s)

HAYS JAMESETTE II

Then there are other criminal cases, but because there are three generations of Jamesette Hays, it’s not clear who’s who:

Case Number:
COM94M10972-01
Defendant Name: HAYSJAMESETTE  SR.
Violation Date:
October 6, 1994
Filing Date:
October 17, 1994
Courthouse:
Compton Courthouse
01 14601.1(A) Vehicle Code Not Guilty Dismissed or Not Prosecuted 12/29/1994
02 4000(A) Vehicle Code Not Guilty Dismissed or Not Prosecuted 12/29/1994
03 12951(A) Vehicle Code Nolo Contendere Guilty/Convicted 12/29/1994
Case Number:
XSCA642227-02
Defendant Name: HAYSJAMESETTA JR 
Violation Date: (Waiting for full info on this case)
Filing Date:
September 18, 1987
Courthouse:
South Central District
FROM MAY 28, 1987, LOS ANGELES TIMES:

Compton : 2 Arrested for Forgery

Jamesette Hays Jr., a two-time City Council candidate who is executive director of the Greater Compton YMCA, has been arrested with another man on suspicion of forging $27,000 in checks that were stolen from Motown Record Corp. Hays, 30, and George Farmer Jr., 50, are to be arraigned Friday in Compton Municipal Court, Deputy Dist. Atty. Reva Goetz said.

Both men are accused of six felony charges–three counts of forgery and one each of grand theft, receiving stolen property and conspiracy–stemming from the deposit of three $9,000 Motown checks into a bank account controlled by the Compton Jaycees. According to police reports, Farmer told Hays, a Jaycees officer, that the checks were donations from Motown.​

Hays is accused in three additional charges of forging the names of two other Jaycees officials on two checks that transferred $18,900 of the Motown money into accounts controlled by Farmer, and a third check that shifted money to another Jaycees account, prosecutor Goetz said.
Case Number:
XSCTA011457-01
Defendant Name: HAYSJAMESETTE JR 
Violation Date: (Waiting for full info on this case)
Filing Date:
April 23, 1991
Courthouse:
South Central District

So, I’m still looking into other intriguing leads about Hays so stay tuned. In the meantime if you have any information—good, bad, or ugly about the following people—email me at whistleblower@janbtucker.com:

Jamesette Hays

Edward Saucerman

Micah Ali

Satra Zurita

Janna Zuita

Omar Bradley

Darin Brawley

Edna Smith

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Tucker Expert Testimony Upheld by Appellate Court


 

NOTE:  If you have any information good, bad or ugly about Mohsen or Mahshid Loghmani or anybody associated with them, email me at whistleblower@janbtucker.com

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Aunt Doris Just Said it All about Donald Trump


 

A comment from reader Harriet Elliott:

Jan, like Aunt Doris, all the four sons of my grandmother volunteered to fight in WW2,  Trump is a chicken hawk- did you hear that song?

Since you so kindly offer me space to post (are you objecting that you never okayed me getting off message?), I want to bring to the attention of your readers the lawsuit by former employee John St. Clair Akwei who talks about neural monitoring by the N.S.A.  Normally I would disregard such spooky (both senses) stuff, yet this old lady is actually a target of all this expensive satellite to brain shit.  No Kidding.  Please google to learn more!

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Mark Delpapa: Electronic Wanted Poster


 

MARK LEONARD DELPAPA

DOB:  7/17/60 [May use variations, like 7/1/61]

Lives in the Northwestern San Fernando Valley area

I’m eager to get in touch with anybody who has information on Mark Delpapa. Note that this doesn’t mean that he has done anything wrong. If you know anything or know anybody who might know anything about him bad, good, or otherwise, please e-mail me at:

whistleblower@janbtucker.com

I’m specifically wondering whether you know if he’s ever (a) claimed to be a paralegal and (b) if he did, did he accept money or other property for his services from you or somebody else.

His known criminal record:

 

 

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One Hundred Points of Fear


 

100 Points of Fear (with a tip of my hat to Egon Bondy and the Plastic People of the Universe and the Czechoslovakian “Velvet Revolution”)

Trump is afraid.

  1. He is afraid of journalism.

  2. He is afraid of reporters.

  3. He is afraid of editors.

  4. He is afraid of fact checkers.

  5. He is afraid of pundits and columnists.

  6. He is afraid of bloggers.

  7. He is afraid of pollsters and polls and even of Poles.

  8. He is afraid of science.

  9. He is afraid of meteorologists.

  10. He is afraid of biologists.

  11. He is afraid of physicists.

  12. He is afraid of astronomers.

  13. He is afraid of social science.

  14. He is afraid of political scientists.

  15. He is afraid of economists.

  16. He is afraid of historians.

  17. He is afraid of sociologists.

  18. He is afraid of information and truth.

  19. He is afraid of books.

  20. He is afraid of research.

  21. He is afraid of statistics.

  22. He is afraid of philosophy and logic.

  23. He was afraid to go to Vietnam.

  24. He was afraid to protest the Vietnam War.

  25. He is afraid of bacteria and viruses.

  26. He is afraid of venereal disease.

  27. He is afraid to shake hands.

  28. He is afraid of the law and of courts.

  29. He is afraid of judges and lawyers.

  30. He is afraid of juries and their verdicts.

  31. He is afraid of international treaties.

  32. He is afraid of the United Nations.

  33. He is afraid of diplomacy and diplomats.

  34. He is afraid of the European Union.

  35. He is afraid of the Russians and of Vladimir Putin.

  36. He is afraid of the Chinese and of Xi Jinping.

  37. He is afraid of Mexico and Mexicans.

  38. He is afraid of the Democrats.

  39. He is afraid of the Republicans.

  40. He is afraid of the Libertarians and the Greens.

  41. He is afraid of Hilary Clinton.

  42. He is afraid of Bernie Sanders.

  43. He is afraid of Paul Ryan and Mitch McConnell.

  44. He is afraid of John McCain.

  45. He is afraid of Lindsay Graham.

  46. He is afraid of Ted Cruz.

  47. He is afraid of John Kasich.

  48. He is afraid of Marco Rubio.

  49. He is afraid of his own Vice President.

  50. He is afraid of the right, of the center, and of the left.

  51. He is afraid of the educated.

  52. He is afraid of the uneducated.

  53. He is afraid of Islam.

  54. He is afraid of Christianity.

  55. He is afraid of Judaism.

  56. He is afraid of non-Abrahamic religion.

  57. He is afraid of Atheism and Atheists.

  58. He is afraid of that which he does not understand.

  59. He is afraid of that which he does understand.

  60. He is afraid of his own ignorance.

  61. He is afraid of people who think he’s ignorant.

  62. He is afraid of undocumented immigrants.

  63. He is afraid of documented immigrants.

  64. He is afraid of American citizens.

  65. He is afraid of foreign citizens.

  66. He is afraid of Gay people.

  67. He is afraid of Lesbians.

  68. He is afraid of Bisexuals.

  69. He is afraid of Transgender people.

  70. He is afraid of Intersex people.

  71. He is afraid of straight people.

  72. He is afraid of art.

  73. He is afraid of books and poems.

  74. He is afraid of theatres and films.

  75. He is afraid of CDs and DVDs.

  76. He is afraid of writers and poets.

  77. He is afraid of actors.

  78. He is afraid of painters and sculptors.

  79. He is afraid of musicians and singers.

  80. He is afraid of dance and dancers.

  81. He is afraid of the free flow of information.

  82. He is afraid of foreign literature and papers.

  83. He is afraid of technological progress.

  84. He is afraid of letters.

  85. He is afraid of telephones.

  86. He is afraid to let people out.

  87. He is afraid to let people in.

  88. He is afraid of changes of the ruling clique in Moscow.

  89. He is afraid of his own security force.

  90. He is afraid of the Secret Service.

  91. He is afraid of the FBI.

  92. He is afraid of the CIA.

  93. He is afraid of American spies.

  94. He is afraid of foreign spies.

  95. He is afraid of today’s evening.

  96. He is afraid of tomorrow’s morning.

  97. He is afraid of each and every day.

  98. He is afraid of the past and of the future.

  99. He is afraid of jokes, satire, and honesty.

  100. He is afraid of freedom and democracy.

So why the hell are we afraid of Trump….and as Madonna spoke truth to power, FUCK YOU!

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