Monthly Archives: August 2010

Inquiring Minds Want to Know

Rick Von Geldern, PICA (Professional Investigators of California) Legislative Chair, has recently issued a challenge to the California Association of Licensed Investigators (CALI) to have members of its board of directors reveal their arrest and conviction histories, if any.  He … Continue reading

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NCISS vs ISPLA III

The following is my response to Bruce Hulme’s letter on behalf of ISPLA concerning the discussion and ongoing controversy over whether CALI should reduce funding of NCISS (as proposed by a motion made by CALI VP Administration Ed Saucerman) and … Continue reading

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NCISS vs ISPLA II

ISPLA’s Response to my 7/23/10 Blog; a very reasonable and rational explanation from Bruce Hulme’s point of view: WWW.ISPLA.ORG “What distinguishes ISPLA from NCISS, and most other national investigative and security professional associations, is reflected in the last three words … Continue reading

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Guilt by Association or Birds of a Feather? You decide!

There is some really strange — no, Mondo Bizarro is more like it — email traffic going viral all over the Private Investigative world as I write.  Just when I think that life can’t get any more surreal (see my … Continue reading

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Talking to inanimate objects

I have come under criticism (actually denunciation is more like it) from several private investigators because of my blog of July 23, 2010 entitled NCISS vs ISPLA.  Most vociferous is CALI Vice President for Administration Ed Saucerman who accuses me … Continue reading

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Chicano Moratorium 40th Commemoration 8-28-10

On August 29, 1970, 30,000 people marched through East Los Angeles protesting the Vietnam War and racism.  Three people died that day:  L.A. Times reporter Ruben Salazar who was shot through the head with a tear gas projectile fired by … Continue reading

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Mosque Near Ground Zero

Let’s assume for the sake of argument that some people’s feathers are going to get ruffled by the establishment of an Islamic Center or a Mosque or whatever the New York Muslim community wants to put near the site of … Continue reading

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The Right to Remain Silent

“A defendant has an absolute constitutional right not to testify. He or she may rely on the state of the evidence and argue that the People have failed to prove the charges beyond a reasonable doubt. Do not consider, for … Continue reading

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Gay Pride & Gay Civil Rights Pride

Late in life Frederick Douglass wrote that what he was proudest of was not his achievements in the fight to end slavery or to seek justice for African Americans.  It was his role at the Seneca Falls Convention for women’s … Continue reading

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