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

California Peace & Freedom Party 50th Anniversary

    LA Free Press Helps Push Peace & Freedom Party onto Ballot   Although I was too young to register to vote at the time and we had not yet achieved the 18-year-old vote I urged my parents to … Continue reading

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Information Wanted: Good, Bad, or Ugly

I’m eager to get in touch with anybody who has information on any of the following people, places or institutions. Note that inclusion on the list doesn’t mean that they have done anything wrong; some of the people listed may … Continue reading

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The Post: the CA Legislature of 1937 made The Pentagon Papers possible

While I haven’t seen the movie The Post yet I’m glad to see that there will be a role for an actor playing my late dear friend Anthony Russo who along with Daniel Ellsberg was the key player in arranging … Continue reading

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Information Wanted: Good, Bad, or Ugly

I’m eager to get in touch with anybody who has information on any of the following people, places or institutions. Note that inclusion on the list doesn’t mean that they have done anything wrong; some of the people listed may … Continue reading

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100th Anniversary of the Russian Revolution

With current developments in Russia it’s time for another one… Judge Randall F Pacheco on Lesbian family law http://www.sacp.org.za/pubs/umsebenzi2/2017/nov.pdf

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Ban the Box wins in CA, takes effect January 1

California’s AB 1008 which passed the legislature and was signed into law by the governor, taking effect January 1, 2018, is California’s version of the ban the box movement which seeks to ban asking an applicant for employment about their … Continue reading

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Information wanted: LA County DCFS

I’m eager to get in touch with anybody who has information on any of the following people, places or institutions. Note that inclusion on the list doesn’t mean that they have done anything wrong; some of the people listed may … Continue reading

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Detective’s Diary #43 in Top 60

Detective’s Diary has been rated as #43 among the top 60 criminal justice blogs in the world by Feedspot!  We’re just shy of 3.7 million all time hits:     Site Statistics Unique Pages Served: 82081  Total Sessions: 1133786       Total … Continue reading

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Information wanted good bad or ugly

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Manafort & Mogilevich

For background see: https://www.thedailybeast.com/mueller-reveals-new-manafort-link-to-organized-crime A recent twist in the continuing investigation of Paul Manafort is that he is been indirectly linked to the organized crime activities of Semion Mogilevich, the worst mobster in the world, of whom I have written … Continue reading

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