Discrimination in Victorville


 

FROM:  CALIFORNIA LEAGUE OF LATIN AMERICAN CITIZENS (CALLAC)
April 24, 2014

Michelle Medina/Silvia Ramirez
Cypress Pointe Homeowners Association
First Choice Community Management
P.O. Box 300
Victorville CA 92393

Dear Ms. Medina & Ms. Ramirez:

We have received a complaint of racial discrimination being perpetrated against the residents of 15852 Desert Poppy. The prima facie allegations, if true, indicate that your Homeowners Association and Management Company have become complicit in the alleged abuse. The allegations include but are not limited to:

  • A pattern and practice of harassment against all African American families in the area in an attempt to run them out of the community
  • An outrageous demand in violation of the residents’ Article I, Section 1 State Constitutional rights to remove the display of an American flag from their residence—especially egregious in light of the resident’s status as a United States Army Veteran
  • Body language and gestures threatening violence in violation of the Ralph Civil Rights (Section 51.7 Civil Code) and Bane Civil Rights Act (Section 52.1 Civil Code)
  • Allegations against the family that constitute libel per se (Section 46 Civil Code) by accusing them of crimes, including but not limited to accusations of gun brandishing

Please note that it is a violation of the Ralph Civil Rights Act to aid, incite, or conspire in the denial of constitutional rights. The allegations we have received on their face indicate that your firm and the HOA are aiding the perpetrators to violate the Ralph Civil Rights Act by initiating a fine based on what appear to be unsubstantiated allegations.

We are requesting that you voluntarily divulge to us the following:

1. A copy of all writings as defined in California Evidence Code 250 demonstrating the investigation conducted to substantiate and/or corroborate allegations made against the residents of the property in question;
2. All writings as defined in Evidence Code Section 250 demonstrating that any of the allegations made against the residents were reported or not reported to the police;
3. All writings as defined in Evidence Code Section 250 demonstrating that whoever investigated the allegations against the residents was licensed as a private investigator or exempt from licensing;
4. All writings as defined in Evidence Code Section 250 demonstrating that whoever investigated the allegations met investigative industry standards of competence based upon their background, training, education and experience to conduct an appropriate investigation;
5. All writings as defined in Evidence Code Section 250 demonstrating that the people who considered as triers of facts the allegations against the residents had training in how to detect deception in an interview;
6. All writings as defined in Evidence Code Section 250 demonstrating that the people who considered as triers of facts the allegations against the residents had been tested on their ability to detect deception.

Thanking you for your prompt attention, I remain,

Respectfully Yours,
Jan B. Tucker
State Director, CALLAC

cc: Kevin Kish, State Director, Department of Fair Employment & Housing; Eva M. Plaza, Assistant Secretary DEPARTMENT OF HOUSING AND URBAN DEVELOPMENT (HUD), Office of Fair Housing and Equal Opportunity (FHEO)

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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 Latinos And Chicanos, 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
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