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

RICO, not profit, for Donald Sterling

There’s lots of talk in media, both conventional news and social media, on the subject of whether Donald Tokowitz Sterling can be forced to sell the Los Angeles Clippers and if so, how much he will profit from the sale. … Continue reading

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Immigration: a family’s life ICED

by Private Investigator Michael Ferrari: April 28, 2014 Jose Guadalupe Ramirez-Cervantes has lived in the United States for 18 years. He has been married to the same woman for 20 years, has a son in college in Mexico, an 18 … Continue reading

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Happy Birthday Donald Tokowitz Sterling you Jewish oreo

Donald Sterling was born Donald Tokowitz April 26, 1934 in Chicago to Jewish immigrant parents Susan and Mickey Tokowitz.  Demonstrating that he is the Jewish equivalent of an oreo (Black on the outside white on the inside), a coconut (Brown … Continue reading

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Activist death fast for political prisoners

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Vitamin B-12

My friend Charmane Johnson recently wrote about issues involving Vitamin B-12 deficiency:  http://www.professionalfiduciaryservice.com/healthy-brain/ B-12 is an extremely important vitamin for humans.  I take it everyday myself.  As Charmane notes: ….A deficiency of vitamin B12 can limit your ability to think … Continue reading

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RIP: The Hurricane, Rubin Carter

RIP: Rubin “the Hurricane” Carter, dead at 76. Framed for a murder he never committed, imprisoned and finally exonerated after years in prison in New Jersey.   For the story, Wikipedia: http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Rubin_Carter The power of a song: Bob Dylan’s “The Hurricane” … Continue reading

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Legal History of Cliven D Bundy

Nevada Rancher Cliven D. Bundy and his family are no strangers to the court system of the United States or the State of Nevada.  He was sued by the Nevada Department of Transportation in 1992 [Case No. A304188] and his … Continue reading

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Bring Hollywood Home pushes AB 1780

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Journey to the Motherland

The former Soviet states of Russia, Ukraine, and Belarus are very much my motherland and the motherland of so many American Jews who fled those regions to get the hell out of Czarist persecution.  One of my grandfathers was from … Continue reading

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Passover 2014

Historically, Passover is one of those times of year when for centuries Jews have been subject to attack and murder.  For more about why, check out the Wikipedia article on the “ritual blood libel”  — http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Blood_libel Yesterday’s killings in Kansas … Continue reading

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