After seven (7) terms as Chairman of the Board of Directors of the California Association of Licensed Investigators (CALI), I stepped down after a tumultuous couple of years of putting up with defamatory criticism and denunciations by dissidents in the private investigative world. They accused me of everything from the undisguised sexist attack that I was “hiding behind the skirts of NOW [National Organization for Women of which I am a proud member and chapter leader]” to twisted and illogical inferences that I was supposedly “anti-law enforcement” because of my quoting another organization’s resolution (which they spun out of context) on mandatory continuing education for private detectives.
When I declined to run for re-election as Chair of the Board, my detractors gloated, thinking they’d driven me from office. What they didn’t realize is that stepping down was a calculated move. As Chair I was obligated to be fair to them and not play by their rules (which amounted to “all’s fair in love and war”). As a regular board member I felt morally less restricted in what I could say and do publicly about my detractors.
About a month ago, I didn’t see eye to eye with the current President of CALI over what the boundaries were of my giving tit for tat in this blog to my detractors, so I tendered my resignation from the board and then unilaterally resigned when the President ruled that I could not make a resignation tender (I disagree with his interpretation of the parliamentary rules governing this issue). So, remember The Clash song, “Should I stay or should I go?” It poses the issue, “If I go there will be trouble, An’ if I stay it will be double.” In this case, it’s the opposite: now that I’m not on the board, get ready for double trouble!
For context of what’s to come, check out these prior blog posts:
So check out the following links that lead straight into the Skeleton’s Closet, literally:
Regarding David G. Herrera:
Regarding Edward Saucerman:
As a final “oh by the way,” back on October 8, 2010 I mentioned in a blog posting re Ed Saucerman that “The saga continues. He gets nominated for President of PICA (Professional Investigators of California). He pulls out of that race and announces that he’ll remain a member of the organization but will let his CALI membership expire.” [Emphasis added]. That turns out not to be anymore true than when I exposed the fact that Saucerman had used completely fabricated “testimonials” from purported clients on his company website. He quietly renewed his membership in CALI and probably hoped nobody would notice and call him out on his continuing questionable veracity.
Well, wishful thinking got him nowhere.