Author Archives: Jan Tucker

About Jan Tucker

The Detectives Diary is an innovative tool combining Private Investigation and Journalism. In 1984, Steve Harvey's Los Angeles Times "Around the Southland" Column entitled Jan Tucker's program of providing low-cost "Opposition Research" services to indigent and working class candidates for public office, "Take Cover: Hired Mudslinger Rides into Town." A 1996 Los Angeles Times article by Henry Chu carried a sub-headline identifying Tucker as a "P.R. Guru." In November 2012, Tucker became Criminal Justice Columnist for Counter Punch Magazine and a commentator for Black Talk Radio. As a private investigator since 1979 and a former First Vice President of Newspaper Guild Local 69, Tucker takes these skills to a new level in the pages of the Detectives Diary with insightful and unique exposures and analysis of history and current events. State Director--California League of Latinos And Chicanos, Former seven term Chairman of the Board of the California Association of Licensed Investigators, Co-President San Fernando Valley/Northeast Los Angeles Chapter-National Organization for Women, former National Commissioner for Civil Rights-League of United Latin American Citizens, former Second Vice President-Inglewood-South Bay Branch-National Association for the Advancement of Colored People, former founding Vice President-Armenian American Action Committee, former First Vice President, Newspaper Guild Local 69 (AFL-CIO, CLC, CWA), Board member, Alameda Corridor Jobs Coalition, Community Advisory Board member--USC-Keck School of Medicine Alzheimer's Disease Research Project

Tucker Teaches

Excerpted from California Association of Licensed Investigators  CALI eNewsletter 1-17-17 South Bay-Long Beach District Report On Saturday, September 9, 2016, the South Bay/Long Beach District presented a Training Meeting with Private Investigator and CALI Member Jan Tucker, with the subject … Continue reading

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Games Lawyers Play & Especially Heinous: E-Books from Jan B. Tucker

NOW AVAILABLE FOR SALE: “Games Lawyers Play” and “Especially Heinous” TO ORDER YOUR PASSWORD PROTECTED PDF VERSION, DOWNLOAD FORM FROM janbtucker.com/services From the pages of Jan B. Tucker’s “Games Lawyers Play” “When a friend a mine was busted on a … Continue reading

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Chris Reynolds is a disgrace to private investigators everywhere

  Comments 1   When the Nazis came for the communists, I remained silent; I was not a communist. When they locked up the social democrats, I remained silent; I was not a social democrat. When they came for the … Continue reading

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Dr Robert Shomer’s death is a clarion call for law enforcement reform

First and foremost, a Kaddish for my friend, colleague, and fellow Jew, Dr. Robert Shomer.  As a Jew Bob always understood and carried out our peoples’ obligation to heal the world, to do Tikkun Olam: Exalted and hallowed be God’s … Continue reading

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Private Eye Ride-a-long

Missouri and Florida licensed private investigator Derrick Marshall recently turned me onto his splendid video of his mobile surveillance of a cheating spouse investigation:  http://www.marshallinvestigations.com/ride-private-investigator-cheating-spouse/ One important caveat:  make sure before hiring a PI to follow somebody that it makes … Continue reading

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Vista Sonoma: Beware of Management

A REPORT FROM SENIOR LIVING AT VISTA SONOMA…. This morning, 04 January 2017 at about (9:20 AM, I was going down the first floor hallway of Building 1401 when I noticed a sheriff’s eviction notice on the door of apartment … Continue reading

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Trump’s Deplorable Cabinet

Bob Dylan sings in It’s Alright, Ma (I’m Only Bleeding): Money doesn’t talk, it swears.

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Jews Need Peace NOW, Not When Israel’s Right Wing Government Decides to Get Out of the Way

“…Don’t you remember your history? The last time the Chinese came, they stayed a thousand years….As for me, I prefer to sniff French shit for five years than to eat Chinese shit for the rest of my life.” ― Hồ … Continue reading

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New Scholarship for Dream Act Students

The day after the presidential election, my heart was heavy, as if a loved one had died. In the days and weeks that followed, I could not stop thinking about the people for whom its outcome was not simply a … Continue reading

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Chung Winner’s latest documentary: me

My new young friend Chung Winner is a documentary film maker and his latest project includes me.  Somehow he found out about me and wanted to include me in his upcoming project about interesting people around town and having been … Continue reading

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