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

Abused after death at LA Co Jail

It’s bad enough to die in custody; do they really have to abuse you after your demise?  Here’s the latest from a Whistle Blower in the jail system who reports that an inmate in Los Angeles Mens Central Jail Module … Continue reading

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Whistle Blowers Welcome & Protected

  Whistle blowing on Crime in the Suites Politicians usually rant and rave to get re-elected about “crime in the streets” and write draconian and frequently insane laws to spend taxpayer money willy nilly to do something about it. One … Continue reading

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Ivan Illich’s Toe by Rudy Acuna

      Ivan Illich’s Toe By     Rodolfo F. Acuña       Other than my stint in the army, the first time I had ever been outside of Los Angeles for more than a week was in … Continue reading

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Telephone Metadata and Due Process

  An Inarticulate Defense of Data Collection: It’s not just about prevention     Over and over and over again I hear everybody from President Obama to Senator Dianne Feinstein defending the continued collection of “meta-data” from telephone company records … Continue reading

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LA Connection to African LGBTI attacks

  AFRICAN ANTI-LGBTI CRUSADES: THE L.A. CONNECTION     On Monday January 13, 2014 Nigerian President Goodluck Jonathan signed into law a measure which states that “Persons who enter into a same-sex marriage contract or civil union commit an offence … Continue reading

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New Jersey: the laws broken

With the recent revelations of e-mails between various New Jersey government functionaries and aides of Governor Chris Christie (up to and including his Deputy Chief of Staff, Bridget Kelly) prosecutors are probably looking at what laws may have been violated.  … Continue reading

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150 Years Since Chivington’s Massacre

We need to start planning for the 150th Anniversary of the Sand Creek Massacre, which will be November 29, 2014. From Wikipedia: Damn any man who sympathizes with Indians! … I have come to kill Indians, and believe it is … Continue reading

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Hanging Out on New Year’s Eve

From goings on at the Talking Stick:                     From my FB page: https://www.facebook.com/events/644051785659328/ Tuesday 6:00pm until 2:00am Partly Cloudy 70°F / 50°F Friends, cohorts, droogs, and my other assorted riff-raff–I’m going to … Continue reading

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The Age of Billionaires

  The Word Neo is not New   The Age of the Billionaires   By   Rodolfo Acuña       Every day I realize more how little we have progressed since the nineteenth century in terms of ideas. Our … Continue reading

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An Execution in Bangladesh

Some people may be freaked out by the execution in Bangladesh of Abdul Quader Mollah after his conviction for war crimes committed on behalf of Pakistan during Bangladesh’s fight for independence. I for one shed no tears. For those too … Continue reading

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