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

Racism in Jury Selection

Zimmerman Verdict Exposes Systemic Racism in Jury Selection Aram James • Silicon Valley De-Bug • Commentary • July 14, 2013 Former public defender Aram James has seen the inner-workings of the courtroom for decades, and has long accused the system … Continue reading

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La Raza Unida or La Raza Jodida?

La Raza Unida Party (of San Fernando, which claims to be the national LRUP) posted a statement yesterday on its Facebook Page.  Here’s my analysis:   La Raza Unida Party FB Statements My version of La Verdad BOYCOTT!! The “National … Continue reading

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Boeing 777 Crash–No Isolated Incident

The Asiana Airlines Boeing 777-200ER which crashed this morning in San Francisco International Airport (SFO) around 11:20 a.m. PST was inbound from Incheon Airport, Seoul, South Korea.  This is not an isolated incident. On July 2, 2013, a Korean Air … Continue reading

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Hanmi Bank’s tale of woe

  Los Angeles based Hanmi Financial Corporation, the holding company for Korean-American owned and oriented Hanmi Bank, has gone through some tough times in the past few years and it looks like their woes are now accelerating rapidly right after … Continue reading

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L.A.–Diversity Capital of the World

At least in terms of ethnicity, the Los Angeles City Council and citywide elected officialdom are catching up with the people of Los Angeles in key areas of diversification. First and foremost it’s important to know that Los Angeles County … Continue reading

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Fighting Intellectual Property Theft BY Hollywood

A letter sent to the California Supreme Court yesterday followed by my own letter: On Thu, Jun 27, 2013 at 3:36 PM, Marsha Williams June 27, 2013 MARSHA POSNER WILLIAMS The Honorable Chief Justice Tani Gorre Cantil-Sakauye The Honorable Associate … Continue reading

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Discrimination at Port of Oakland

In a Spring 2009 article (http://urbanhabitat.org/book/export/html/4514) Aditi Viadya, MPH wrote: More than two million containers of cargo move through the Port of Oakland each year, making it the country’s fifth-busiest container seaport and a crucial link in the global supply … Continue reading

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English Proficiency

Marco Rubio’s English language proficiency demands for so-called “immigration reform” are his attempts to bend over backwards to racists as if English language proficiency is going to make racists feel better about their stereotypes of dark skinned invaders from the … Continue reading

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CA is gutting the Public Records Act

Recently, against the staunch opposition of California newspapers, the California Association of Licensed Investigators, California League of Latin American Citizens, National League of Latin American Citizens, Bring Hollywood Home Foundation, Miss Revolutionaries and the San Fernando Valley/Northeast Los Angeles Chapter … Continue reading

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Jewish Clean Sweep in LA Elections

Shame on every ethnic group in Los Angeles with one exception, maybe? Voter turnout in the Los Angeles Municipal elections was the worst in 100 years:  23% of the electorate turned out.  Shortly after the election, one winning politician laid … Continue reading

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