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

A Tale of Two Mothers Part 2

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Games Lawyers Play?

Know the old saying when it rains it pours? Sometimes that applies to the weird coincidences of what kinds of cases you get in the private investigative world. At one time within about 1 ½ years, three (3) different Iranian … Continue reading

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Jeffrey Williams: a coerced confession?

Jeffrey Williams:  Was his confession coerced?  Here’s an eyewitness report from the scene at the Ferguson, Missouri demonstration by somebody who had to duck for cover during the shooting. For starters, background on my personal experience with St. Louis area … Continue reading

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The Murals of Carlos Callejo Exhibition

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Neville Lawrence Johnson: what’s he up to and why?

I recently learned—belatedly–that Attorney Neville Lawrence Johnson, had issued a subpoena duces tecum (“SDT,” a subpoena requiring me to produce records) for me to appear at a deposition on December 15, 2014. I say belatedly because he never served me … Continue reading

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Exxon-Mobil Torrance Refinery Explosion

This is a report by name friend and colleague, Attorney Sherry Lear, a founder and leader of Miss Revolutionaries REPORT ON TORRANCE TOWN HALL MEETING ON 2/20/2015 ExxonMobil held a “Town Hall” at 6 p.m. on 2/20/2015 in response to … Continue reading

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Great Candidates for L.A., and some ugly ones

Los Angeles Elections: 2015 One of the hats I wear, figuratively as well as my literal hat collection (consisting of everything from a Basque Beret to a Capone Fedora), is that of coordinator of the Same Page/Misma Pagina Coalition. The … Continue reading

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Mohsen Loghmani’s “im Pro Per” performance

From The flowers of wit, or a choice collection of bon mots, by Henry Kett, 1814: …observed the eminent lawyer, “I hesitate not to pronounce, that every man who is his own lawyer, has a fool for a client. Thursday … Continue reading

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Dr. Udani & Staywell Research–Should You Beware?

UPDATE 1-26-15:  check out Facebook Page of other Staywell Research people who allege they were stiffed by Dr. Udani– https://www.facebook.com/groups/1606834922872578/ A lawsuit filed against Dr. Sanjay Kishore Udani and his Northridge, California based Staywell Research firm which conducts pharmaceutical drug … Continue reading

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Rudy Acuna on Student Activism

Stupid America! Student Unrest How Chicanas/os Lost Their Swagger  12 12 14 By Rodolfo F. Acuña   I constantly hear references to winning football teams having swagger – they play with a chip on their shoulder.   In the sixties, … Continue reading

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