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

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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Chicano Moratorium Press Conference–From the Frontlines of Ferguson

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Government Sanctioned Murder by Cop

Government-sanctioned Murder by Cop – in Sonoma County and Beyond   by Elbert “Big Man” Howard                                                  … Continue reading

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St Louis, Ferguson, Michael Brown and Why I’m Not Surprised

February 8, 1968, South Carolina State University at Orangeburg, 3 killed and 23 wounded by police while protesting racial segregation.   May 4, 1970, 4 killed, 9 wounded by Ohio National Guard at Kent State University during Vietnam War protest. … Continue reading

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LinkedIn stats on Chicano/Hispanic/Mexican American/Puerto Rican Studies grads

 

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Bring Hollywood Home News Release on Outsourcing Legislation

Friday, August 1st 2014 BRING HOLLYWOOD HOME FOUNDATION URGES AMENDING AB #1839 THE ASSEMBLY BILL IS DISCRIMINATORY AGAINST INDEPENDENT PRODUCTIONS AND ISN’T BIG ENOUGH TO STOP JOB OUTSOURCING AND SAVE JOBS IN CALIFORNIA (CALIFORNIA HAS LOST MORE THAN A BILLION … Continue reading

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District Attorney Report on Andy Lopez Death is a Travesty

THE LAW ENFORCEMENT INVESTIGATION OF THE ANDY LOPEZ SHOOTING: Conspiracy or Stupidity? By Jan B. Tucker For background, you should read the District Attorney’s report with my appended PDF critique at: http://www.janbtucker.com/jb_tucker_in_action.   In None Dare Call It Conspiracy, the … Continue reading

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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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