IN THE HOUSE OF REPRESENTATIVES,


Resolved, That Donald John Trump, President of the United States, is impeached for high crimes and misdemeanors, and that the following articles of impeachment be exhibited to the United States Senate:

Articles of impeachment exhibited by the House of Representatives of the United States of America in the name of itself and of the people of the United States of America, against Donald John Trump, President of the United States of America, in maintenance and support of its impeachment against him for high crimes and misdemeanors.

In his conduct prior to being President of the United States, Donald John Trump, in violation of his constitutional oath faithfully to execute the office of President of the United States and, to the best of his ability, preserve, protect, and defend the Constitution of the United States, and in violation of his constitutional duty to take care that the laws be faithfully executed, has willfully corrupted and manipulated the judicial process of the United States for his personal gain and exoneration, impeding the administration of justice, in that:

  1. Donald John Trump purchased a painting of himself at auction at his Mar-a-Lago Club in Palm Beach, Florida in 2014 for $10,000.00 and remitted payment with a check drawn on the funds of THE DONALD J. TRUMP FOUNDATION, FEIN 13 – 3404773;

  2. Thereafter the painting was placed in a for-profit business, at Donald John Trump’s “Trump National Doral Miami” Golf Club in the Champions Bar and Grill; and

  3. These acts and omissions were done in violation of Article 155 of the New York Penal Code.

In doing this, Donald John Trump, has undermined the integrity of his office, has brought disrepute on the Presidency, has betrayed his trust as President, and has acted in a manner subversive of the rule of law and justice, to the manifest injury of the people of the United States.

Wherefore, Donald John Trump, by such conduct, warrants impeachment and trial, and removal from office and disqualification to hold and enjoy any office of honor, trust, or profit under the United States.

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Jim Hays and Politics as Unusual in Compton



Jamesette “Jim” Hays II

A candidate for Compton Mayor, Jamesette “Jim” Hays is astonishing even by historical standards in that city. As an example of all too typical people who run for office in the city and typical shenanigans that have characterized Compton politics see my past blogs at and

L-Bill Duke R-Fred Shaw

I go way back with all things Compton. I served in the leadership of Compton Branch NAACP under then-President Fred Shaw. Years before I was in the car one night when my late significant other, Attorney Valerie Monroe, got a call from Fred’s late mother and then-Compton City Council member. She was at a City Council meeting when then-Mayor Omar Bradley marched scores of big guys looking like thugs into the hall in an effort to intimidate the council. They called the Compton Police Dept which dispatched officers who tried to eject the thugs….until Omar Bradley’s Police Chief showed up and told his officers to stand down!

As Wikipedia later pointed out about Omar (who’s also running for Mayor this year):

After leaving office, Bradley was investigated and convicted of misappropriating public funds during his tenure as City Mayor. Bradley was convicted of using a city-issued credit card to pay for golf rounds, hotel rooms, clothing and in-room movies, among other things. He was convicted of taking cash advances for city business expenses and then charging those items to his city credit cards and pocketing the money. Bradley charged over $3,800 in personal expenses on his City credit card, double-billed the City over $3,700 and in addition failed to return travel advances for two conferences that the jury could infer he failed to attend.[8] The district attorneys office alleged that Bradley misspent closer to $19,000.[9]

City Manager John D. Johnson II and council member Amen Rahh were convicted on similar charges of misappropriating public funds and were sentenced to prison.[10]

On May 14, 2004 Bradley was sentenced to three years in state prison on felony corruption charges.[11] Bradley served his time in a halfway house, from which he was allowed to leave five days a week to work in a job-training program for the developmentally disabled in Carson, California. Bradley was released in August 2005 because he had served jail time while awaiting trial.[9] Bradley’s corruption conviction was overturned by an appeals court in August 2012.[12]

Micah Ali

Now as soon as I heard that Jim Hays was running against Aja Brown, the first thing I thought was that Compton School Board member Micah Ali must have put him up to it…purely speculating at that point. Since then I’ve heard from a reliable source that I was right and that Micah was involved along with the Zurita sisters, Satra and Janna. The sisters (Satra serves on the Compton School Board with Micah and is currently running for City Treasurer) are listed as Micah endorsers on his website

What does the CUSD board have to hide?

That brings up a side issue. On June 25, 2016 and August 5, 2016 I sent California Public Records Act requests to Darin Brawley, Superintendent of the Compton Unified School District. I’ve never gotten a response even though the law gives him only 10 days to reply. Not even a denial. What was I seeking:

(June 25)

All writings concerning the Titan Group and/or Edward

Saucerman including but not limited to:

(a) the consulting agreement adopted by the CUSD Board as

Item “10. 14/15-2002 Ratification – Consultant Agreement The

Titan Group (Human Resources) [Board Calendar


(b) Any complaints and responses available as public records

under EC 35186(d) and 5 CCR 4686 investigated by the Titan

Group and/or Edward Saucerman;

(c) All invoices of the Titan Group and/or Edward Saucerman;

(d) Any tort claims concerning the Titan Group and/or

Edward Saucerman and/or investigated by the Titan Group

and/or Edward Saucerman;

(e) All representations made by the Titan Group and/or

Edward Saucerman concerning the qualifications of the Titan

Group and/or Edward Saucerman to do business with CUSD;

(f) Any writings that demonstrate whether CUSD vetted

and/or in any way verified the qualifications of Edward

Saucerman prior to hiring his services;


Any writings demonstrating any training and/or education

in methodology of detecting deception in investigative

interviews, including but not limited to any California

Association of Licensed Investigators (CALI) training seminar

conducted on October 3, 2006;

(h) Any writings demonstrating that Edward Saucerman has

ever been tested on his ability to detect deception in an

investigative interview including but not limited to any testing

at a CALI seminar conducted on October 3, 2006;

(i) Any writings demonstrating whether any law firm and/or

any of its employees represented to CUSD that Edward

Saucerman was competent to conduct investigative interviews;

(j) Any writings demonstrating whether Edward Saucerman

had any training in interviewing children;

(k) Any writings demonstrating whether Edward Saucerman

had any training in interviewing victims and/or witnesses

concerning sex offenses;

(l) Any writings demonstrating what Edward Saucerman was

assigned to do by CUSD;

(m) Any writings demonstrating whether anybody

represented to CUSD that Edward Saucerman was honest;

(n) Any and all rules, regulations, guidelines, policies and/or

procedures concerning when and under what circumstances

professional services sought by CUSD are subject to

competitive bidding;

(o) The minutes of any CUSD meeting at which contracting

for outside investigative services has been discussed within the

preceding 24 month period;

(p) The minutes of any CUSD meeting at which Edward

Saucerman’s services, including but not limited to the results

of his investigations, have been discussed within the preceding

24 month period;

(q) Any writings concerning whether CUSD considered the

role of Edward Saucerman in Los Angeles Superior Court Case

No. Case No. BC446304 prior to contracting for the Titan

Group’s services;

(r) Any writings concerning whether CUSD considered the

role of Edward Saucerman in San Bernardino Superior Court

Case No. Case No. SCVSS48176 prior to contracting for the

Titan Group’s services

(s) Any other communications between the Titan Group

and/or Edward Saucerman and any Trustee, agent, and/or

employee of CUSD;

(t) All policies, procedures, rules, regulations, and/or

guidelines concerning CUSD compliance with Penal Code

Section 165;

(u) All policies, procedures, rules, regulations, and/or

guidelines concerning the acceptance of gifts from CUSD

vendors by CUSD employees, agents, and/or trustees.

August 5

1. All invoices or other writings, including contracts and/or

purchase orders, explaining why payments are being made or

have been made for the previous 24 month period to Edna

Smith, who receives checks from the Compton Unified School

District at 325 E Compton Blvd, Compton CA 90221;

2. All writings demonstrating the source of the data base used

to mail Compton School Success Magazine Summer 2016

Edition to recipients, including invoices, purchase orders,

and/or contracts;

3. All writings explaining or relating to the selection process

for the mailing firm that mailed Compton School Success

Magazine Summer 2016 Edition using USPS Santa Barbara bulk

mail permit #800.

If the CUSD Board refuses to comply with the California Public Records Act, how can the public expect compliance from Satra Zurita if she’s in charge of the City treasury?

So, inquiring minds might want to know why CUSD hasn’t responded to my requests…..and what they have to hide.

Getting back to Hays he joins Omar as not being the only criminal in the race. On October 25, 1990 the Los Angeles times reported that:

Jamesette (James) Hays Jr., director of the Compton YMCA, was arraigned on forgery charges Tuesday in Compton Municipal Court. A hearing was set for Nov. 5 to determine if he will be bound over to Superior Court for trial. Hays entered a plea of not guilty.

According to Deputy Dist. Atty. Pamela Frohreich, Hays is charged with forging the name of a contractor on a $7,164 city check that was to help pay for renovations at the Y’s new facility on Long Beach Boulevard. Hays allegedly deposited the money in a YMCA account and wrote 56 checks with it.

In spite of that history Hays boasts on his website that:

As a YMCA Director he established outstanding youth sports and recreation as well as educational programs for Compton youth in the 1990s. James currently serves as President of the Board of Directors of the Drew Child Development Corporation.

That wasn’t Hays’ only brush with the courts. From 2005-2011 he was in Bankruptcy Chapter 13. At the time he owed back taxes of more than $77,000.

In 1998 in Arizona, Hays failed to pay a fine and wound up with a court order for driver license suspension from Tucson City Court. Also in 1998 Los Angeles County went after him fo child support:

Case Number: BY347108


Filing Date: 9/9/1998 12:00:00 AM

Case Type: Civil (General Jurisdiction)





Then there are other criminal cases, but because there are three generations of Jamesette Hays, it’s not clear who’s who:

Case Number:
Defendant Name: HAYSJAMESETTE  SR.
Violation Date:
October 6, 1994
Filing Date:
October 17, 1994
Compton Courthouse
01 14601.1(A) Vehicle Code Not Guilty Dismissed or Not Prosecuted 12/29/1994
02 4000(A) Vehicle Code Not Guilty Dismissed or Not Prosecuted 12/29/1994
03 12951(A) Vehicle Code Nolo Contendere Guilty/Convicted 12/29/1994
Case Number:
Violation Date: (Waiting for full info on this case)
Filing Date:
September 18, 1987
South Central District

Compton : 2 Arrested for Forgery

Jamesette Hays Jr., a two-time City Council candidate who is executive director of the Greater Compton YMCA, has been arrested with another man on suspicion of forging $27,000 in checks that were stolen from Motown Record Corp. Hays, 30, and George Farmer Jr., 50, are to be arraigned Friday in Compton Municipal Court, Deputy Dist. Atty. Reva Goetz said.

Both men are accused of six felony charges–three counts of forgery and one each of grand theft, receiving stolen property and conspiracy–stemming from the deposit of three $9,000 Motown checks into a bank account controlled by the Compton Jaycees. According to police reports, Farmer told Hays, a Jaycees officer, that the checks were donations from Motown.​

Hays is accused in three additional charges of forging the names of two other Jaycees officials on two checks that transferred $18,900 of the Motown money into accounts controlled by Farmer, and a third check that shifted money to another Jaycees account, prosecutor Goetz said.
Case Number:
Violation Date: (Waiting for full info on this case)
Filing Date:
April 23, 1991
South Central District

So, I’m still looking into other intriguing leads about Hays so stay tuned. In the meantime if you have any information—good, bad, or ugly about the following people—email me at

Jamesette Hays

Edward Saucerman

Micah Ali

Satra Zurita

Janna Zuita

Omar Bradley

Darin Brawley

Edna Smith

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Tucker Expert Testimony Upheld by Appellate Court


NOTE:  If you have any information good, bad or ugly about Mohsen or Mahshid Loghmani or anybody associated with them, email me at

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Aunt Doris Just Said it All about Donald Trump


A comment from reader Harriet Elliott:

Jan, like Aunt Doris, all the four sons of my grandmother volunteered to fight in WW2,  Trump is a chicken hawk- did you hear that song?

Since you so kindly offer me space to post (are you objecting that you never okayed me getting off message?), I want to bring to the attention of your readers the lawsuit by former employee John St. Clair Akwei who talks about neural monitoring by the N.S.A.  Normally I would disregard such spooky (both senses) stuff, yet this old lady is actually a target of all this expensive satellite to brain shit.  No Kidding.  Please google to learn more!

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Mark Delpapa: Electronic Wanted Poster



DOB:  7/17/60 [May use variations, like 7/1/61]

Lives in the Northwestern San Fernando Valley area

I’m eager to get in touch with anybody who has information on Mark Delpapa. Note that this doesn’t mean that he has done anything wrong. If you know anything or know anybody who might know anything about him bad, good, or otherwise, please e-mail me at:

I’m specifically wondering whether you know if he’s ever (a) claimed to be a paralegal and (b) if he did, did he accept money or other property for his services from you or somebody else.

His known criminal record:



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One Hundred Points of Fear


100 Points of Fear (with a tip of my hat to Egon Bondy and the Plastic People of the Universe and the Czechoslovakian “Velvet Revolution”)

Trump is afraid.

  1. He is afraid of journalism.

  2. He is afraid of reporters.

  3. He is afraid of editors.

  4. He is afraid of fact checkers.

  5. He is afraid of pundits and columnists.

  6. He is afraid of bloggers.

  7. He is afraid of pollsters and polls and even of Poles.

  8. He is afraid of science.

  9. He is afraid of meteorologists.

  10. He is afraid of biologists.

  11. He is afraid of physicists.

  12. He is afraid of astronomers.

  13. He is afraid of social science.

  14. He is afraid of political scientists.

  15. He is afraid of economists.

  16. He is afraid of historians.

  17. He is afraid of sociologists.

  18. He is afraid of information and truth.

  19. He is afraid of books.

  20. He is afraid of research.

  21. He is afraid of statistics.

  22. He is afraid of philosophy and logic.

  23. He was afraid to go to Vietnam.

  24. He was afraid to protest the Vietnam War.

  25. He is afraid of bacteria and viruses.

  26. He is afraid of venereal disease.

  27. He is afraid to shake hands.

  28. He is afraid of the law and of courts.

  29. He is afraid of judges and lawyers.

  30. He is afraid of juries and their verdicts.

  31. He is afraid of international treaties.

  32. He is afraid of the United Nations.

  33. He is afraid of diplomacy and diplomats.

  34. He is afraid of the European Union.

  35. He is afraid of the Russians and of Vladimir Putin.

  36. He is afraid of the Chinese and of Xi Jinping.

  37. He is afraid of Mexico and Mexicans.

  38. He is afraid of the Democrats.

  39. He is afraid of the Republicans.

  40. He is afraid of the Libertarians and the Greens.

  41. He is afraid of Hilary Clinton.

  42. He is afraid of Bernie Sanders.

  43. He is afraid of Paul Ryan and Mitch McConnell.

  44. He is afraid of John McCain.

  45. He is afraid of Lindsay Graham.

  46. He is afraid of Ted Cruz.

  47. He is afraid of John Kasich.

  48. He is afraid of Marco Rubio.

  49. He is afraid of his own Vice President.

  50. He is afraid of the right, of the center, and of the left.

  51. He is afraid of the educated.

  52. He is afraid of the uneducated.

  53. He is afraid of Islam.

  54. He is afraid of Christianity.

  55. He is afraid of Judaism.

  56. He is afraid of non-Abrahamic religion.

  57. He is afraid of Atheism and Atheists.

  58. He is afraid of that which he does not understand.

  59. He is afraid of that which he does understand.

  60. He is afraid of his own ignorance.

  61. He is afraid of people who think he’s ignorant.

  62. He is afraid of undocumented immigrants.

  63. He is afraid of documented immigrants.

  64. He is afraid of American citizens.

  65. He is afraid of foreign citizens.

  66. He is afraid of Gay people.

  67. He is afraid of Lesbians.

  68. He is afraid of Bisexuals.

  69. He is afraid of Transgender people.

  70. He is afraid of Intersex people.

  71. He is afraid of straight people.

  72. He is afraid of art.

  73. He is afraid of books and poems.

  74. He is afraid of theatres and films.

  75. He is afraid of CDs and DVDs.

  76. He is afraid of writers and poets.

  77. He is afraid of actors.

  78. He is afraid of painters and sculptors.

  79. He is afraid of musicians and singers.

  80. He is afraid of dance and dancers.

  81. He is afraid of the free flow of information.

  82. He is afraid of foreign literature and papers.

  83. He is afraid of technological progress.

  84. He is afraid of letters.

  85. He is afraid of telephones.

  86. He is afraid to let people out.

  87. He is afraid to let people in.

  88. He is afraid of changes of the ruling clique in Moscow.

  89. He is afraid of his own security force.

  90. He is afraid of the Secret Service.

  91. He is afraid of the FBI.

  92. He is afraid of the CIA.

  93. He is afraid of American spies.

  94. He is afraid of foreign spies.

  95. He is afraid of today’s evening.

  96. He is afraid of tomorrow’s morning.

  97. He is afraid of each and every day.

  98. He is afraid of the past and of the future.

  99. He is afraid of jokes, satire, and honesty.

  100. He is afraid of freedom and democracy.

So why the hell are we afraid of Trump….and as Madonna spoke truth to power, FUCK YOU!

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Oneil Marion Cannon Friend & Comrade R.I.P.

Oneil Marion Cannon

My friend and comrade Oneil Cannon, former Los Angeles County Chairperson of the Communist Party USA, has passed on.  One of the grand old men of the L.A. left, the best reminiscence I have of him is totally apolitical:  back in the early 80s he gave me one of his collard green plants which I transplanted to where I then lived in Silverlake and taught me his collard recipe.  Something I’ve never told anybody on the political front though, as a loyal union printer, he counterfeited 1,500 corporate proxies to prevent the police from ejecting union picketers at the scene of a corporate shareholders’ meeting during a strike and corporate campaign on behalf of the Graphic Communications International Union, District Council 2 (now part of the Teamsters).  It was a tremendous act of civil disobedience!

From the family’s Facebook event page:



January 28, 1917 – January 20, 2017

Oneil Cannon died in his sleep at 12:20 a.m., the last morning of President Barak Obama’s Administration. He was wearing one of his Obama T-Shirts at the time.

* Oneil Cannon was known to activists as the union printer to the left. His print shop, Fidelity Educational Press printed leaflets, journals and brochures for community organizations, political campaigns and churches especially those looking for a “Union Printer”

In 1985 he co founded the Paul Robeson Community Center, a multi-racial Community Center in South Los Angeles, whose mission is inter-racial and inter-cultural understanding through education.

Fought along with his wife, Adele, to bring equal education to South Los Angeles, including the multi year struggle to bring a Junior College to South Los Angeles, which culminated in the establishment of Southwest Community College, which held its first classes 50 years ago, in 1967.

Born in Plaquemines Parish, Louisiana, on January 28, 1917, son of a minister and Great Grandson to Salina Eggerson, a slave and her Irish slave-owner, Charlie Cannon. Having lived 100 years, he was a living link to the past. He remembered being visited by this iconoclastic former slave-owner/great grandfather, who regularly brought Oneil and his siblings candy and little gifts 44 years after the end of slavery.

As a young insurance agent in New Orleans, joined a left union, the UOPWA – the United Office of Professional Workers of America, when it began organizing insurance agents in New Orleans. There he began meeting Longshoremen and other left Union members, who all went to the same meetings and supported each other. Ultimately, his boss fired everyone associated with the union, who said that “Universal Life is not going to be coerced by a bunch of communists.” which was the first, but far from the last time that he would hear the term “communist” being used to justify the firing or isolation of people active in the movement for social change.

He also got to know students at Tulane and Dillard University (sometimes called the “Red Schoolhouse” because some of the leading people there were “left” and also because Black and White students used to associate there together – which in the late 30’s and early 40’s was unheard of – and against the law. At one point they were all arrested, not because of communist activity, but because they were violating the miscegenation laws which outlawed Blacks and whites from being together anywhere.

After World War II, he moved to Los Angeles, and brought his wife Elizabeth and children, in order to, as he put it “leave the stranglehold of discrimination and racism in the south”, to join most of his sisters and brothers who also migrated to L.A. after the war.

In 1955 he married a Jewish fellow activist, Adele Rosenfield Goodman Cannon. As an interracial couple they continued to support each other in their fight for justice for the next 54 years.

He “broke the color line” in the Printing Industry by fighting along with Progressive white trade unionists to become the first African American member of the Printer’s Union in Los Angeles.

Although he became a member of the printers’ union in the early 1950’s, never-the-less, he was unable to find work because the printing industry remained segregated—thus he founded his own company: Distinctive Press, later to become Fidelity Educational Press.

Charlotta Bass

He learned printing at Frank Wiggins Trade School, the predecessor to Los Angeles Trade Technical College and sometimes worked for Charlotta Bass, the publisher of THE CALIFORNIA EAGLE, the progressive Black newspaper. He also started his first print shop in the basement of the EAGLE, but moved elsewhere as his business grew.  [Charlotta Bass ran for Vice President on the Progressive Party ticket with Vincent Hallinan in 1952; my parents voted for them–Jan Tucker]

He taught printing to generations of printers, including at “S.T.E.P.” one of the “(Anti) Poverty Programs in South Los Angeles.

As part of the South East Inter Racial Council, he fought to

o Bring “Negro History Week” into the L.A. City Schools;

o End segregated housing and restrictive covenants, including guarding the homes of pioneering Black families when they moved into formerly all white enclaves, and picketing stores and banks demanding that they hire African and Mexican Americans.

Became a member of the Communist Party U.S.A. and became the Educational Director of Southern California, and a member of the Southern California and National Central Committees of same.

Fought as part of the Independent Progressive Party (IPP) to

o Force employers to hire African and Mexican Americans where the slogan was “Don’t bank or buy where you can’t work!”

o Put Henry Wallace and the Independent Progressive Party (IPP) on the Ballot in the late 1940’s

o Elect Blacks and Latino representatives at all levels of government.

Paul Robeson

Counted among his friends many leaders and later elected officials of the African-American community. Paul Robeson was one of these valued friends, Oneil would see Paul whenever he came to Los Angeles.

Was friends with and helped elect numerous representatives of Color to political office in Los Angeles, including Augustus “Gus” Hawkins, Tom Bradley, Ed Roybal, Diane Watson, Maxine Waters and Karen Bass.

Angela Davis

Fought to free the Rosenbergs and later Angela Davis.

Demonstrated against the wars in Vietnam and continued to fight for Middle East peace.

Campaigned to elect President Obama in 2008, and wept with joy along with thousands of others when Obama was elected. He died peacefully in his sleep, wearing one of his Obama tee shirts.

He is survived by his 107 year old sister, Vera Bullen, his four Children: Lloyd Cannon (Jeannette), Lorraine Lockett (William), Brenda Marshall, Denese Lewis (Ray) and two step-children Dale Goodman and Jan Goodman (Jerry Manpearl) and his many grandchildren, great grandchildren, nieces and nephews as well as his many, many friends and admirers.

Please, no flowers. Donations to two of his favorite organizations, would have pleased him greatly and would be greatly appreciated: KPFK Radio ( or 3729 Cahuenga Blvd., Los Angeles, CA 91604 or to Interfaith Communities United for Justice and Peace (ICUJP) in his honor.

A Celebration of his life is being planned for his 100th Birthday on January 28, 2017 at 2:30 pm in Santa Monica, CA. Please accept the Facebook invitation if you are planning on coming, or RSVP to so that we can plan accordingly

A Comment from Clyde Kuhn:

I’m sure other Peace and Freedom candidates will remember Oneil (and Adele and their close friends Admiral and Dawn Dawson) for their strong and unwavering support of their campaigns, in addition to simply being the good and decent people that they were.  There could be found no finer examples of the old Left in our time.

In fond memory, and with best wishes for his (their) survivors,

Clyde Kuhn, P&F Lieutenant Governor candidate, 1982, 1986 and 1990.

A comment from Jim Smith
Name: Jim Smith



Comment: I am proud to count Oneil and his late wife and comrade, Adele, as friends. Oneil was a stalwart member of the Communist Party and the Peace and Freedom Party, but he was never dogmatic. He was often critical, mostly in private, of some policies of both groups. But that did not keep him from being a constant fighter for socialism and for an end to racial and national oppression.

Oneil’s print shop, Fidelity Educational Press, had a “political rate” that enabled many poor peoples organizations to get their message printed. When I was arrested and convicted of civil disobedience on behalf of a supermarket strike, Oneil let me serve my community service sentence in his print shop.

A short remembrance of Oneil’s life cannot do justice to his years of activity. Oneil packed 200 years of activism into his 100 years of life.



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Tucker Teaches


Excerpted from California Association of Licensed Investigators  CALI eNewsletter 1-17-17

South Bay-Long Beach District Report

On Saturday, September 9, 2016, the South Bay/Long Beach District presented a Training Meeting with Private Investigator and CALI Member Jan Tucker, with the subject of “Public Records and How to get Them”.  The Saturday morning training was held at the Torrance Moose Lodge.

Mr. Tucker gave in-depth information, detailed citations of authority, provided  forms and “go-by” examples for various inquiries and requests for public records.  Because of his extensive experience, Mr. Tucker provided informative illustrations
on how investigators could use the following tools:

¿    The federal  Freedom of Information Act (FOIA),
¿    The California Public Records Act,
¿    The California Legislature Open Records Act
¿    Touhy Requests
¿    California Information Practices Act.

After the presentation, Mr. Tucker had a question and answer session.  A number of attendees remarked that they were anxious to apply the newly acquired tools to their investigations.

During lunch, attendees had an informal information sharing session.  The South Bay/Long Beach District owes Mr. Tucker thanks for a great and very informative presentation.

Also, CALI Vice President Maki Kudaka and Orange County District Co-Governor Cynthia Cavalie got up early and provide extensive support for the logistics of the meeting!  Thank you!

South Bay / Long Beach 2nd Quarter Meeting
The South Bay / Long Beach District will be presenting the next Meeting/Training session on Saturday, January 28, 2017, at the Peris Restaurant, 12155 E Carson St, Hawaiian Gardens, CA 90716.

The meeting portion will be held at 8:30 AM-9:00 AM.  Expenditures by the District for Legislator’s Day and other fiscal matters will be proposed and put to a vote by district members.  District members are encouraged to attend to make your voice heard.

The training will be from 9:00 AM to 1:00 PM.  Private Investigator and CALI member Chris Woodward will be holding a Seminar on “Marketing your PI Business.”  Chris will show us how to expand our customer base and income flow.  More details will be forthcoming on the CALI Listserv and CALI Event Calendar.

Maki Kudaka and Isadore Hall III

After the training session I invited CALI Vice President Maki Kudaka to come over to an event with State Senator Isadore Hall, who has been a great advocate for private investigators.  Hall was recently appointed  to the California Agricultural Labor Relations Board by Governor Brown.

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Games Lawyers Play & Especially Heinous: E-Books from Jan B. Tucker


Diane Chambers, Jan Tucker & Donna Dymally


Games Lawyers Play” and “Especially Heinous”


From the pages of Jan B. Tucker’s
“Games Lawyers Play”

When a friend a mine was busted on a trumped up felony charge he wound up in the court of one of those judges. I rushed the first edition of this chapter into publication and gave out copies to the lawyers who were regulars in his department. I knew full well that they’d go right to the first judge they could find and ask for their opinion about which judges I might be alluding to. A week later all charges were miraculously dismissed without explanation.”

The next governor’s bag-man successor in the scheme of things was known as ‘the judge-maker.’ He had a personal obsession of wanting a male grandchild to be produced by his only daughter, and among other things, promised a free judgeship to anybody who could get her pregnant with a boy. He got one guy appointed who was so incompetent that he once denied a criminal defendant the right to testify on his own behalf on the grounds that his testimony would be ‘self-serving.’”

Definition: Malpizzance: that combined form of Malpractice and Malfeasance in which an attorney solicits his innocent client to commit crimes in order to pay his or her legal bills.”

From the pages of:

Especially Heinous:

Twisted Sex Crimes from the Pages of the Detective’s Diary

By Jan B. Tucker

1980 these guys asked me to ask our supervisor if he liked to fuck donkeys

After they sounded me out as the new guy, one of them says to me, ‘hey Tucker. If you want a good laugh, go up to Andres, the supervisor, and ask him if he likes to fuck donkeys.’”

If there was ever a concentration of sexually dysfunctional and perverse people in the world that came together in one organization, it was amongst the board members of the Jewish Defense League (JDL).”

According to Mr. K, two weeks later she came over for another session with Uzi. This time, they put thick socks over his paws to keep him from tearing up her back.”

Irv’s sex life with his wife, Shelley, came to a halt when they had a falling out over whether or not to have a second child. Shelley wanted one and Irv didn’t. Shelley refused to have sex unless it was for procreation. This went on for several years.”

Well, I was about to ask for $50, but it’s lucky I kept my mouth shut,” he said. “He peels off five $100 bills and thanks me for my services.”

please Mistress! Don’t tell anybody. I’ll lose my job. Don’t worry. I’ll make sure the file gets lost.”

Important note: he did this procedure to himself without anesthesia.”

…it really does not help your defense to show that within an approximate half-hour period you were across the street from the scene of a rape peeing in a bottle for your parole agent.”

Judge Morrow was way too sane to permit that to occur, but unfortunately not all jurists in California are sane.”

I get a call from a lawyer friend of mine. He wants me to serve a lawsuit for wrongful death on a defendant. I assume it’s a typical traffic accident case but he explains, ‘he fucked her to death!’”

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Chris Reynolds is a disgrace to private investigators everywhere




Martin Niemoller

When the Nazis came for the communists,
I remained silent;
I was not a communist.

When they locked up the social democrats,
I remained silent;
I was not a social democrat.

When they came for the trade unionists,
I did not speak out;
I was not a trade unionist.

When they came for the Jews,
I remained silent;
I wasn’t a Jew.

When they came for me,
there was no one left to speak out.

Friedrich Gustav Emil Martin Niemöller (14 January18926 March1984)

Chris Reynolds

The case of Chris Reynolds and myself is the opposite:  Reynolds came for me first because I was the greatest obstacle to his implementation of Synanon-like cult control tactics in CALI.  I understood them, I had professionally investigated Synanon organizational infiltration before, and he needed me out of the way.

I condemn myself because I had the chance to nip it in the bud.  I mistakenly believed that it was in the interests of the California Association of Licensed Investigators (CALI) for me not to go public or fight the issues out in the Board as the affair would be exploited by true enemies of CALI.  It turned out that the long term interests of CALI would have been better served, because Reynolds as a consummate cult control freak proceeded to interfere with and undermine both of his successors when they could not be controlled to his liking.

2012–My Resignation from the CALI Board

NOTE:  I urge the Board of CALI to demand to see all correspondence between Brad Bleichner, myself, and Chris Reynolds regarding this issue.  I was told point blank by board members after the fact that Reynolds NEVER made the board privy to these exchanges in spite of having admitted to me that CALI lawyer Brad Bleichner had read him the riot act for acting without any authority whatsoever and against all semblance of propriety….

The following is from January 2012 email to a then-CALI board member by me explaining the issues and incorporates my correspondence to Brad Bleichner–which Reynolds hid from the CALI Board:

Sent: Thursday, January 26, 2012 11:25 AM

First of all, I don’t need the sandbox drama that Chris has initiated.  In thinking this matter over and over, in a very strange twist, RVG’s attacks on Chris for his former association with Synanon actually seem to make sense, because a lot of Chris’s behavior is straight out of standard cult playbooks.

Second, under normal circumstances I wouldn’t mind dealing with the stress.  A couple of months ago I was at my Venice office upstairs.  My client went downstairs.  He was attacked from behind.  Long story short I found him lying on the floor, unable to stand and with his right hand and leg in tremors.  Had I gone downstairs with him, I’d probably be injured or dead with him.

Two weeks ago, the guy that we know to have orchestrated the attack, who is out on parole from a racketeering conviction REDACTED…..

Psychopaths on the other hand like this guy, REDACTED, get off on threatening you and then carrying out the threat.  So I take this very seriously and I’m worried.

That said, here is my last communication to Brad and I have attached my resignation letter:


For reasons that are apparent to me but which I cannot completely divulge in relation to my duties to my clients and the other organizations that are involved in the initial reason for my resignation, my position is juxtaposed to Chris’s position in an equivalent degree as phenomenologists and logical positivists.  In essence, we don’t even see the world in the same terms or with the same outlook.  Additionally, I am always concerned with the interaction in any form of social organization of the structure of power and the structure of authority.  My view is that these interactions are either irrelevant to Chris or else are of little concern.

1.  Regarding the substantive issue that started this whole mess, i.e., my blogging about Ed Saucerman, I have the following observations:

Without bothering to call me up and asking a simple question like “why are you continuing to blog about Ed Saucerman” Chris made a directive to me, which as far as I know was not cleared with the board or with consultation to anybody else.  Had he bothered to make that simple and reasonable inquiry, he would have learned that my perspective is based upon an integrated series of events.

First, Saucerman and his allies like RVG openly and publicly attacked me, causing me to receive something like 450-500 hits on my website in a couple of days (meaning that more people who did not inquire to learn the truth about the accusations took them at face value).

Second, I responded to those attacks.  These facts are well known to Chris.

Third, and probably not known to Chris, Saucerman took counter-measures to combat my search engine optimization techniques (my SEO is so successful over-all that one of my four blogs alone received approximately 4,000 hits in a recent two week period, and that is not including the other bloggers who reprint and redistribute that blog).

Fourth, in order to maintain my superior SEO results so that the attacks on me remain “buried” on the internet and do not move up to the first page of google or yahoo, I have to engage in a permanent “arms race” akin to the Mutual Assured Destruction (MAD) or Nuclear Usage Theory (NUT) doctrines of the cold war.

If and when Chris demonstrates that he can generate 4,000 hits to a blog in a two week period, I will respect his opinion on these matters.

2.  The process by which Chris dealt with matters subsequent to my resignation is equally troubling to me.  At the risk of ignoring the mathematical impossibility theorem as to factors which I am not aware of, I can conceive of only three factual scenarios concerning his decision not to allow me to “tender” my resignation.

First, he didn’t bother to read the bylaws and Sturgis before determining that a “tender” was illegitimate, in which case he made no reasonable inquiry into the application of rules to facts.

Second, he did read the bylaws and Sturgis and (a) intentionally misinterpreted or ignored the obvious implications of Sturgis resignation issues on Page 226 or (b) negligently misinterpreted Sturgis because he was drunk or under the influence of drugs, because I know that he’s not stupid.

Third, Chris is aware of some other body of rules or policies of CALI that supersede the bylaws (which are silent on the specific issue) and Sturgis, that I have not been made privy to.  I suspect that if any such rule or policy existed he would have cited it.

Fourth, from the board email traffic over my resignation, I gather that he in essence directed the Board Chair, Frank, to adopt the position that there was no such thing as a resignation “tender” and thus subverted Frank’s independent authority as chair to make his own inquiry.

One must take into consideration that “parliamentary” procedure is just that:  it was based by Henry Martyn Robert on the procedures of legislative bodies.  Of course, the earliest body upon which American legislative bodies were based was the mimicking of the British Parliament in which there are occasions when the Prime Minister, as leader of the House of Commons, tenders his/her resignation to the sovereign (king or queen) for the formality of acceptance or rejection.

3.  Once my tender was not honored for a motion that was made and seconded on the board list serve I was fully aware that I could attempt to “appeal” the decision by making an issue of the illegitimacy of the denial of my right to tender rather than to unilaterally resign.  I could have informed the Chair of my interpretation of page 226 of Sturgis and Frank  might have disagreed, I could have gotten a call initiated for an emergency board meeting and moved to over-rule the chair.

Knowing full well that those were options, I chose to make a unilateral resignation.  There was no inadvertence, mistake, or neglect.  I made an intelligent, informed choice to unilaterally resign.  As far as I am concerned, I have resigned, am no longer a member of the board of directors, and I am not seeking the job back.  There is nothing that CALI can do about that short of creating some kind of legal fiction or requiring either Chris, myself, or both of us to do something that is fundamentally dishonest….and that would be assuming arguendo that I want the job back which I don’t.

4.  Finally, it would not be in CALI’s interests for me to return to board service even if I wanted to.  Are you familiar with The Clash song Should I stay or should I go?  Part of the refrain is “If I go there will be trouble And if I stay it will be double…”  That is exactly what is likely to happen.

The only trouble for CALI is for those who mistakenly think that I am somehow indispensable to certain operations.  They are very mistaken.  Nobody is indispensable and I certainly am not.  They need to get over that belief.

Creating a hostile environment

Following this episode any reasonable individual would have realized that I wanted nothing to do with Reynolds but at the next opportunity at the State Conference he kept coming up to me and trying to engage me in conversation.  One thing he wanted to know was whether I wanted an apology.  I told him in no uncertain terms that I did not want, desire, or expect an apology.

So what does this idiot do?  After I’d tried my best to keep the whole affair under wraps and sweep it under the rug…..Reynolds immediately puts it out in public at the President’s dinner that night by publicly apologizing to me without explaining why he was apologizing, the worst of all possible worlds! 

Although I’d paid good money for a ticket to the President’s dinner, I left the convention because Reynolds had already demonstrated his lack of impulse control by continually trying to engage with me.  For him to put the issue of the existence of a dispute or problem out in public when I wasn’t even present was the ultimate act without impulse control.  Within moments I was deluged with text messages from attendees wanting to know what was going on.  The first was from my now recently deceased friend and colleague Dr. Robert Shomer.

Now you know why I haven’t been back to a CALI State Conference since.

Spoliating my client’s evidence

Reynold’s behavior not only caused complications with my client who’d supplied the evidence he needed, one of my other clients is Luster’s cousin

Out of the kindness of my heart and with no compensation, I convinced one of my clients to provide evidence for Chris to use for his client Andrew Luster.  Ever hear the Ferengi 285th Law of Acquisition?  “No good deed ever goes unpunished.”

I had to leap though hoops to get this done.  It involved my having to navigate obscure Orthodox Jewish Talmudic laws that required Luster’s mother to formally request it as one Jew to another to my client’s mother.  It required us to meet at an Orthodox Synagogue and for me to don Tefillin and recite Orthodox prayers.  Here is how Reynolds repaid me:

February 21, 2013

Chris Reynolds
2360 Mendocino Avenue STE A2-133
Santa Rosa CA 95403-3914

Dear Mr. Reynolds:
Twice, when I turned over the Luster documents to you from REDACTED and again when you initiated an encounter with me at the CALI Conference in Orange County, you
promised to make copies of the documents I had provided to you.

You reneged both times.

Mr. REDACTED has requested that you return the originals to me immediately. If you do not he will sue you. To reiterate it was an express condition of your receiving those documents that you make copies for me. You promised to do so and you never did.

Send the originals back to me IMMEDIATELY.

When I finally got the stuff back, the most important evidence, such as copies of checks made out from Andrew Luster to Richard Sherman [] were missing!  I never got them back.

Cult-like Behavior

As I noted in the above email to a CALI Board member:

In thinking this matter over and over, in a very strange twist, RVG’s attacks on Chris for his former association with Synanon actually seem to make sense, because a lot of Chris’s behavior is straight out of standard cult playbooks.

Shaved heads were a requirement for Synanon acolytes

In the case of UNITED STATES of America, Plaintiff-Appellee, v. David R. BENJAMIN; Philip C. Bourdette; Miriam R. Bourdette; Cecilia Jason Dederich; Dan L. Garrett, Jr.; Elizabeth Missakian; Sybil Schiff; Steven Simon; Dan Sorkin, DefendantsAppellants, 852 F.2d 413 (1988) it is noted that “Defendants’ contentions regarding witnesses Ronald Cook and Chris Reynolds boil down to the
same general claim that it is improper knowingly to make grand jury witnesses assert the privilege.”  The privilege referred to is Reynolds invoking his 5th Amendment privilege before the federal grand jury investigating Synanon.  Various narratives on the internet indicate, taken together, are that Reynolds gave Attorney Paul Morantz’s home address to Synanon’s lawyers; a rattlesnake was put in Morantz’ mail box and Morantz wound up in the hospital.

Connect the dots.  If a lawyer from a cult came to me and asked me to get the home address of an opposing lawyer on a civil lawsuit, I would have to hear an awfully great reason and even then I’d demand the assignment in writing.

Why did I glom onto Reynolds’ behavior as cult-like in 2012?  Because I’ve investigated Synanon infiltration before.

The Union of Their Dreams:  Power, Hope, and Struggle in Cesar Chavez’s Farm Worker Movement by Miriam Pawel (2009)  tells the story of how in Cesar Chavez later years, Synanon infiltrated the United Farm Workers of America.  I know personally because in those days I investigated UFW on behalf of the Graphic Communications International Union (GCIU) District Council 2;  the UFW violated a written agreement with GCIU and the Allied Printing Trades Council, regarding their use of the union printing label. Among other things I interviewed the former head of security for the UFW who’d made the mistake of inviting Synanon in and then became one of Synanon’s victims.

With that background under my belt I began pegging Reynolds’ behavior as straight out of Synanon’s playbook.

What’s to come….

On January 9, 2017 I got this notice from CALI in my email:

FROM CALI ~ An Association of Excellence

Dear Jan,

This notice is to inform you that, effective immediately, Mr. Joseph Travers is no longer the President of CALI.  The Board of Directors will be meeting on January 22, 2017 in San Jose, CA, for the purpose of appointing an interim President to serve the remainder of Mr. Travers’ term.  The Board of Directors will not be releasing any additional information on this matter.  We ask that you be respectful of all parties involved in this matter.

As soon as I got that, the first thought that crossed my mind was that Chris Reynolds had something to do with it.  I made some inquiries and found out that I was right.  It has been no great secret that both of his successors as President have had to put up with unprecedented undermining and interference from Reynolds because he is a control freak par excellence.

Now I hear through the proverbial grape vine that Chris Reynolds is seeking a seat on the board of NCISS.  For NCISS to grant him that accolade would be a grave mistake.

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