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 Latin American Citizens, 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

In Memoriam to Andy Lopez

IN MEMORY OF ANDY LOPEZ – TURN A NEGATIVE INTO A POSITIVE Elbert “Big Man” Howard July 17, 2014 Thirteen-year-old Andy Lopez was an aspiring musician when he was shot and killed on October 22, 2013 by Sheriff’s deputy Erick … Continue reading

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Boxing: Enforce & Strengthen Regulatory Laws

For background on this issue, see my blog on the Conspiracy In Restraint of Trade in the Boxing Industry:  http://janbtucker.com/blog/2014/06/09/boxing-a-conspiracy-in-restraint-of-trade/ Use the below form to email the blogmeister.  To post comments, first use the link at the top to subscribe … Continue reading

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Sonoma County D.A. Report on Andy Lopez Shooting

Here are some choice quotes from my commentary on the Sonoma County District Attorney report on the shooting of Andy Lopez: By reason of the Government Code Section 3307, Peace Officers cannot be required to take polygraph examinations, a privilege … Continue reading

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What Would Emma Lazarus Say About Emigrantes?

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US Justice Dept Touts US Record on Criminal Defense for the Poor

No comment….yet….see my subsequent blogs on the issue and the platitudes this statement touts….. Associate Attorney General West Delivers Remarks at the International Conference on Access to Legal Aid in Criminal Justice Systems ~ Wednesday, June 25, 2014 Thank you, … Continue reading

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UNIONIZE HOBBY LOBBY

The rights of workers under the National Labor Relations Act (“Wagner Act”): Sec. 7. [§ 157.] Employees shall have the right to self-organization, to form, join, or assist labor organizations, to bargain collectively through representatives of their own choosing, and … Continue reading

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Sexual Harassment: What I said years ago is still timely

Following is an old article I did for Claims People, a magazine for insurance defense investigators, lawyers, and claims adjustors:

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Donald Sterling has a friend in the Black Community

The Los Angeles City Council voted to declare February 28, 2013 as “Skip Cooper Day” in the city honoring the work of Earl “Skip” Cooper II, President of the Black Business Association.  For more on how that happened:  http://www.lasentinel.net/index.php?option=com_content&view=article&id=10630:skip-cooper-day-in-los-angeles&catid=80&Itemid=170 I … Continue reading

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Take Cover: Hired Mudslinger Rides Into the 2014 Election

OPPOSITION RESEARCH: “Take Cover, Hired Mudslinger Rides Into Town” The self appointed Commisar/Fuehrer of the California Peace & Freedom Party, Kevin Douglas Akin, fancies himself to be a brilliant researcher and freelance writer. Now and then, he makes me the … Continue reading

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Iraq’s Future is Yugoslavia

Whether as a unified multi-ethnic/multi-religious republic or as a failed former federal multi-national state, Iraq has two potential futures and they are both Yugoslavia.  The sooner that American and European politicians admit this reality, the sooner that sectarian warfare can … Continue reading

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