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

Municipal Tunnel Vision Protects Criminal Business & Ignores Exploitation of Labor

I generally give Eric Garcetti high marks for his administration of Los Angeles.  He’s been very slow to respond to most of my communications and I’m still holding my breath over commitments he made to me and to organizations I … Continue reading

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RICO Suit Hits Organized Crime Influence in Marijuana Industry

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Trangender Rights in the Military

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Awards in the Black Community: 3 Bad Picks

Thursday October 16, 2014 I was privileged to attend the National Action Network’s Los Angeles Chapter awards event featuring Rev. Al Sharpton in which 100 people received recognition, ranging from “Movers & Shakers” to the under 30 leadership crowd. For … Continue reading

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LULAC VS Jan B. Tucker goes down in flames

Voice of the Mainland http://voiceofthemainland.blogspot.com/2014/10/lulac-lulac-loses-case-against-luevanos.html?m=1 Saturday, October 4, 2014 LULAC Loses Case Against Luevanos, the Editor and the NLLAC LULAC sued the NLLAC, the Editor, Angel Luevano, Argentina Luevano and Jan Tucker in the federal court in San Francisco, California … Continue reading

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Tribal Trust Litigation: Information Wanted (good, bad, or ugly)

I’m working on an article for CounterPunch Magazine on Native American Tribal Trust litigation and how these lawsuits have been handled by non-profits such as the Native American Rights Fund as opposed to various groups of private lawyers. I’m eager … Continue reading

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Is Tucker a Jew, a Zionist, a Mossad Agent, or or or?

In the private investigative world, the Archie Bunkers of the world accuse me of being anti-police and a Communist Pinko Meathead.  On the left, I get accused of being everything from a CIA/FBI operative to a Zionist agent for Mossad … Continue reading

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Employee Social Media Comments Protected by Federal Labor Law

Barbara Camens September 11, 2014 NewsGuild-CWA Important — and good – news about workers and social media. From  Newspaper Guild attorney Barbara Camens: The NLRB has affirmed its commitment to broadly protect employees who use social media to discuss workplace concerns. In Triple … Continue reading

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THE ONE MILLION HIT MAN!

At One Million all-time page hits…. see below the best of the Detective’s Diary for the last year As of 1:20 a.m. PST 9/19/14: Site Statistics Unique Pages Served: 45785 Total Sessions: 291356 Total Page Hits: 1000001 Check out our … Continue reading

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The Adventures of Eddis the Menace

Shasta County, California went after Eddis “the Menace” Davenport in Shasta County Superior Court Case No. 007642 as a deadbeat dad.  Demonstrating the pathetic state of child support collection departments in California I never got a response from Shasta County … Continue reading

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