Speaking Truth about Jerusalem: To Power & To Insanity


 

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Democratic National Convention Chair & L.A. Mayor Antonio Villaraigosa

I wasn’t in Charlotte, North Carolina to personally hear and observe the three votes that Los Angeles Mayor and Democratic National Convention Chair Antonio Villaraigosa had to take on the same motion before he could muster enough courage to claim that there was a 2/3 voice vote to pass it.  On television it sure sounded like it was not even possible to determine that there was even a simple majority for the motion to amend the platform to put god back into the platform and to contend that Jerusalem is the capital of Israel.  That Antonio had to take the vote three times and the looks on his face, his looking around the stage as though he was looking for signals or cues as to what to do convince me that he himself did not believe in good faith that there was a 2/3 majority.

I find it difficult if not impossible to believe that in the entire convention of thousands of people, many of whom are well versed in parliamentary procedure, that not one rose to a “Point of Order” and made a procedural motion for either a “Division of the House,” or for a “Roll Call Vote.”  Even if not allowed by Convention Rules, just as the underlying motion itself was brought to the floor by a “Motion to Suspend the Rules” either procedure could have been made the same way.  Either way, if that happened, Antonio didn’t recognize anybody who may have sought the floor to make such a motion.

It was pathetic.  I would call it a disgrace, but I’m not now nor have I ever been a Democrat so I’ll leave that to my Democratic Party friends to determine for themselves.

Either way, as a Jew, as a supporter of the rights of Jews and Palestinians, as a supporter of peace, as the Great-Great Grandson of Rabbi Moshe Ber of Kiev, and as a Rabbi-Tlamatini of the Jewish Existentialist World Society (JEWS, http://www.janbtucker.com/jews) I nevertheless have to speak truth to the power of the Democratic Party and truth to the insanity of the religious fanatics and right wing freaks amongst my own people.

Jerusalem

I do have a degree in Political Science and I actually did graduate work in International Relations so I speak with some elementary knowledge of the subject.  Even without such academic study, it is intuitively obvious that if the United States wants to be an honest broker and serve a mediating role between the Palestinians and the Israelis to achieve a lasting and honorable peace, it is best done by not prejudging (and thereby prejudicing) the issues that need to be negotiated.  First and foremost  amongst the sticking points on achieving peace is the sovereign status of Jerusalem.

Let’s look at Jerusalem from the Jewish perspective (as opposed to the political Zionist perspective).  It’s emotional and ingrained in the Jewish consciousness for the past 2000 years.  Every year for 2,000 years at Passover, Jews have toasted to Next Year in Jerusalem (La Shanah, Ha-Ba-ah, Bi Yerushalayim).  When the famous Bielski brothers– leaders of a Jewish partisan unit in Belarus (where my grandfather was from) in World War II who saved 1,200 Jews from certain death by the Nazis–established their forest base camp to hide from the German Army, it was named “Jerusalem in the Forest.”

From the Muslim perspective, it is the third holiest city of Islam, after Mecca and Medina.  At the Dome of the Rock in Jerusalem, it is believed that Muhammad ascended to heaven to reside with Allah, the one god.

Both the Palestinians and the Israelis want Jerusalem to be the capital respectively of Palestine and Israel.  There has to be a compromise if the ultimate goal is peace.

 

Ishmael & his mother, Hagar, banished by Abraham (one of the Bible’s most disgraceful events)

Let’s look at this theologically.  The Jews and the Arabs both claim to be descended from Abraham, the Jews through Isaac and the Arabs through Ishmael (Abraham’s first son).  The fanatics on both sides who refuse compromise do so on the basis of religion, so a fundamental question really needs to be asked.  Do you actually believe that god is more concerned with who exercises formal political sovereignty over Jerusalem or whether the children of Abraham, the Israelites and the Ishmaelites, can learn to live together as cousins in peace?  If god exists, maybe that is the real test that god is testing us with.

 

Abraham & Isaac

The Old Testament, the Torah, provides an ethical lesson on the issue of human/child sacrifice in the story of Abraham being ordered by god to sacrifice Isaac and god intervening at the last minute to stop Abraham from going through with it.  By his willingness to sacrifice his son, Abraham had proven his love and obedience to god.  So,  what does god want more:  for the Israelites and Ishmaelites to fight each other for a piece of land or to learn to live on that land together in peace, in brotherhood and sisterhood?  If you believe in god’s existence and in the basic message of the Bible and how god tests its adherents, this may be just as formidable a test as that to which he put Abraham.

As an existentialist and a Jew, I no more agree with most of the Orthodox theology of my own people than I agree with Orthodox Muslim or Christian theology or for that matter, the Orthodoxy of any religion.  So for me, this whole thing comes down to ethnicity and tribalism.  Ethnically, I’m an Ashkenazi (European Yiddish speakers to make it simple), although my DNA shows I’m of Italkim descent on my father’s side (my ancestors probably were Southern Syrian Judeans deported to Sicily by the Romans at the end of the Jewish rebellion in 70 c.e., and then expelled by the Spanish Inquisition from Sicily on July 31, 1492).

Another thing my DNA shows is that I’m more closely related on my dad’s side to most Palestinians than I am to most Jews by blood.  My Y Chromosome is Sub-clade G2b of Haplogroup G (recently re-designated from G2c).  Only about 8-10% of Jewish males are in this category.  However, at least one study showed that around 3/4 of all Palestinian males are in Haplogroup G, making them far more closely related to me than most Jews.  What do people say, blood is thicker than water?

So what ideas can be on the table for the status of Jerusalem to achieve peace:

  • Divide the city into two separate sovereign entities, one the capital of Israel and one the capital of Palestine
  • Create a free city like Vatican City where both nations can establish their capitals
  • Create a legal fiction of joint sovereignty (just because it’s never been tried doesn’t mean it can’t be invented and worked out)
  • Create a Commonwealth of nations, such as Israel, Palestine and Jordan, with Jerusalem as the joint capital of the Commonwealth to gloss over the issues of technical sovereignty (this would also be a great way of achieving reunification of China, by calling the Peoples Republic, Taiwan, Hong Kong, and Singapore a Chinese Commonwealth of Nations so that nobody loses face and is seen as surrendering sovereignty)

What else needs to be done to achieve peace and democracy in the region?

  • Israel should rename itself the State of Israel and Ishmael so that Arabs will not feel or be treated like second class citizens
  • Abolish the authority of religious courts in Israel to govern the family law enforcement of “official” religions and establish one secular law for all to govern domestic relations, including equal rights for same-sex couples.


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Massachusetts Revokes Bain Capital Corp Status


 

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 FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE: September 5, 2012

FOR INFORMATION: Jan B. Tucker, (818) 720-3719

 BAIN CAPITAL, INC.’s MASS. CORPORATE CHARTER REVOKED

Filings Indicate Romney as Corp. President as of 2005

 California Private Investigator Jan B. Tucker has asked Massachusetts Attorney General Martha Coakley to put Bain Capital, Inc. out of business on the grounds that it’s corporate charter was involuntarily revoked by order of the Massachusetts Secretary of State on June 18, 2012. Nevertheless says Tucker, “Bain Capital continues to do business in Massachusetts at its headquarters at 2 Copley Place in Boston while it has not bothered to pay its corporate fees or make its required filings to the Secretary of State since 2005.”

More disturbing says Tucker, “the revocation document issued by the Secretary of State in Massachusetts continues to list W. Mitt Romney as President of Bain Capital, Inc. as of the last time the company bothered to file, in 2005. This means that Bain Capital, Inc. continued to list Romney as its President the entire time that he was in office as Governor of Massachusetts and well after he has publicly claimed to have severed his management ties to the firm.”

Tucker, who served an unprecedented seven (7) terms as Chair of the Board of the world’s largest organization of private detectives (the California Association of Licensed Investigators) is known for his “opposition research” for both Democratic and Republican candidates and officeholders, denies that the Democratic Party or the Obama campaign had anything to do with his research. In 1984, a Los Angeles Times Around the Southland (by Steve Harvey, later renamed as “Only in L.A.”) column on Tucker’s political investigations was entitled “Take Cover: Hired Mudslinger Rides Into Town.” Tucker gives credit to associates in Massachusetts, including Bruce Boguslav of HSI Trust, a non-profit which assists homeowners with preventing foreclosure, with assisting the research into Bain Capital.

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LAPD’s Gift to MS-13 Defense


 

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A January 14, 2008 threat assessment by FBI on Mara Salvatrucha, (MS-13) called that organization’s crimes “exceedingly violent.”  http://www.fbi.gov/news/stories/2008/january/ms13_011408

The Keys to Safer Schools website noted about MS-13:

FBI Update – 01/14/08 – MS-13 operates in at least 42 states and the District of Columbia and has about 6,000-10,000 members nationwide and is described as “America’s Most Dangerous Gang.”

 

http://keystosaferschools.com/ms-13.htm

Keys to Safer Schools also referred to La Mara Salvatrucha as “The Worst of the Worst.”

According to a 2005 Newsweek article, THE MOST DANGEROUS GANG IN AMERICA (Arian Campo-Flores, Andrew Romano. Newsweek. New York: March 28, 2005.Vol. 145, Iss. 13;  pg. 23, 3 pgs):

Bloods, Crips, Folk, Vice Lords, Latin Kings are names that often cause alarm and fear among the gentle people of America. Now a gang is emerging on the scene that causes members of these notorious gangs to fear or at least have second thoughts about venturing onto the wrong street. La Mara Salvatrucha is a well organized and very violent, very brutal gang born in El Salvador. It is more commonly known as MS-13.

and:

Composed of mostly Salvadorans and other Central Americans-many of them undocumented-the gang has a uniquely international profile, with an estimated 8,000 to 10,000 members in 33 states in the United States (out of more than 700,000 gang members overall), and tens of thousands more in Central America. It’s considered the fastest-growing, most violent and least understood of the nation’s street gangs-in part because U.S. law enforcement has not been watching as closely as it might have.

With all that said and done, you can imagine my jaw dropping yesterday during the preliminary hearing in People vs. Irving Guevara, at Los Angeles Criminal Courts Building (CCB, 210 W Temple Los Angeles CA 90012) when Los Angeles Police Department (LAPD) Officer Michael Boyle, testifying as a gang expert for the Los Angeles County District Attorney’s office that MS-13 is no more or less violent than other gangs.

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At issue is whether or not the Defendant, my client who is represented by Attorney David Yardley, is or is not an MS-13 member so that the government can give him a gang enhancement under Section 186.22 of the California Penal Code.  On cross examination we were trying to bring out the facts surrounding something the prosecution agrees occurred, that Guevara warned a young woman friend of the victim at the scene of an attempted murder to get away because somebody had a gun.

If you’re an MS-13 member and you engage in an act of disloyalty to MS-13, like trying to keep somebody from getting shot, you die next and you die more violently than you can imagine.  This is not rocket science for gang expert witnesses.  Anybody who knows anything about MS-13 know that.  The rule is similar to the rule in the Red Mafiya (Krasnaya mafiya) that if you foul up a hit you’re assigned to perform, you will die far more horribly than your intended victim.

Another issue that I found astonishing is that Officer Boyle apparently didn’t understand the term Consafos (alternatively spelled, Con Safos and designated symbolically as C/S).  It appeared from his testimony yesterday that he’d never even heard the term.  How you can be designated as an expert on gangs without knowing the term is just beyond me.

What’s more troubling is that if you don’t even know the term Consafos, when you see it you won’t understand the significance because it isn’t all that common anymore in some gang tagging territories and it does still exist in others.  When I see it these days (whereas in the past you’d have seen it on virtually all Chicano graffiti) it automatically alerts me to a particular context in the community involving factors of how long the gang has existed and whether there is continuing influence of Veteranos in the organization.

There is of course the legal definition of who qualifies as an expert witness in court but for me there’s also an ethical and moral definition of who is an expert.  I’m certainly NOT a gang expert by any means.  I’ve qualified in a murder trial as an expert on entirely different issues, although that expertise also includes why I understand the relationship of the use or non-use of “Consafos” in gang graffiti and its relevance to gang structure and culture.  By my way of thinking, you cannot come close to emulating the Aristotelian “perfect form” of being an expert witness without understanding formal logic (and especially the informal fallacies of inference and propositional calculus) and epistemology, including a working knowledge of the Heisenberg “Uncertainty” Principle, the mathematical “impossibility theorem,” and the proper application to investigation of “Ockham’s Razor.”

The preliminary hearing in People v Guevara will continue on Wednesday September 5 in Department 53 at the Criminal Courts Building just in case you want to come down because you can’t wait for my next blog on this case…which amongst other things will deal with the uncivilized approach of Los Angeles law enforcement to compliance with the rights of foreign nationals under the Vienna Convention…..

In the meantime, I guess my criminal defense investigator and lawyer friends will just be eating up these statements by Officer Boyle the next time he gets on a witness stand for gang expert witness testimony….


 


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Frank Runninghorse’s detractors–I love these women!


 

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Recently I was told that some tremendous feminist activists in the Bay Area had been citing my blogging here about Steven Bruce Orcutt, aka Frank Runninghorse, aka Frank Runningdog (the latter is what I usually call him).  So I went on the internet and checked out what turned out to be their Twitter traffic and oh goddess do I love these women! Here are some of their choice comments:

FRANK RUNNINGHORSE CAN FUCK OFF! NOBODY FUCK THAT GUY!

Frank Runninghorse, a convicted sex offender was at the Justice for Rahiem Brown Rally yesterday at OPD headquarters.

lauren riot@laurenriot

@lolprol Frank Runninghorse’s defense: “I didn’t know she was 14, but she was just a fucking whore, so why does it even matter?”

 


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Greg Yates, Paul Ingels in the Skeleton’s Closet


 

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A new entry in my Skeleton’s Closet is a Second Amended Complaint (SAC) filed in the case of Nazario vs Yates et al in Los Angeles Superior Court Case No.  BC 476321:  http://www.janbtucker.com/jb_tucker_in_action

Attorney Gregory Andrew Yates

This new filing of around 90 pages including exhibits adds amongst other things a RICO (Racketeer Influenced Corrupt Organization Act) cause of action under 18 USC 1964.  According to the SAC, the Plaintiff, former KPCC reporter Patricia Nazario who had been physically attacked by LAPD Officer Jesse Reyes on May 1, 2007 at the well-publicized immigration rights rally at MacArthur Park, had no idea that Private Investigator Paul Ingels had purportedly worked on her case for her then-Attorney, Gregory Yates.  That is, until she belatedly received an itemization of the disposition of her judgment funds which showed Ingels being paid $750.50.

Ingels, who operates out of the Inland Empire, would be a curious choice to work on a case at MacArthur Park in central Los Angeles, especially since there were no charges shown for Greg Yates’ longtime investigator Ken Shigut, who did in fact go to MacArthur Park with Yates and the Plaintiff in preparation for trial.  By many standards, it would also seem completely incongruous for Yates to have hired Ingels.  Yates is considered to be quite liberal in his politics…he once told his ex-wife that he’d read about me in my friend Mike Novick’s book White Lies, White Power….not the kind of reading one would expect of anybody who isn’t relatively to the left of center.

Ingels on the other hand would make Yates a very strange bed-fellow politically.  Ingels is:

1.  A red-baiter who denounced my affiliations with every group from the National Organization for Women and the NAACP to Local 69 of the Newspaper Guild (AFL-CIO) as being “far, far left” (I agree that I’m far, far left and in fact I told him I wasn’t a “liberal” because I’m a “radical,” a concept he couldn’t quite comprehend) but most of the organizations I belong to are perfectly mainstream

2.  Militantly anti-abortion, claiming that my “NOW gang” refers to third-trimester abortions as “Casual Fridays,” terminology that I’ve frankly never heard of so I don’t even know what he’s talking about

3.  Venomously anti-LGBTI, having denounced same-sex marriage and making this ultra-weird but obviously homophobic statement in an email to me (and lots of other private investigators):

Mr. Tucker is so far to left in his political views that even Barrack Obama is to the right.  It is a great sense of embarrassment that CALI has chosen to place him on their CALI’s Legislative Committee. What on God’s green earth are they thinking of?

CALI just doesn’t get it, you don’t have to Save the Gay Whales for Christ [emphasis added] to make sure you are politically correct.  I suggest that it is better to be honest, than to be political correct.  Something that Tucker and CALI just don’t understand.

Paul Howard Ingels, Private Investigator

If Patricia Nazario had known Ingel’s background and viewpoints, she would never have approved hiring him to work on her case.  Furthermore, it wouldn’t make a lot of sense to use a right wing extremist on a case involving immigration rights as his personal abhorrence to people on the left and their viewpoints could have compromised his ability to objectively interview potential witnesses.  Then of course, why would anybody want to jack up their investigative bill by having somebody charge mileage and driving time from the Inland Empire to work on a case in Central Los Angeles?

When Nazario wrote Ingels asking what he did on the case, he initially denied knowing who she was or that he had done any investigation on her case.  Less than a month later he wrote back now claiming he had worked on the case, but subsequently failed to respond to her requests for his investigative work product (none exists in the attorney case file, nor does any invoice from him, nor any work assignment by Attorney Yates).  The SAC alleges this to be a violation of Section 624, Title 16, Division 7, Article 4 of the California Code of Regulations which requires a private investigator to render a report to a client if they have been paid for their work.

With all that said and done, I was still struggling to figure out just what Attorney Yates and Investigator Ingels might have in common for Yates to hire him all the way from the Inland Empire to work on the underlying case (the SAC is primarily for legal malpractice).  Finally it dawned on me:  they’re both homophobic!  According to paragraph 44 of the SAC:

in 1991, Los Angeles Superior Court Case No. BC 044652, Rubin vs Yates, the Plaintiff sued Yates for assault and battery and related injuries, contending that in essence, following a traffic accident that Defendant Yates exercised little or no impulse control and screamed at Rubin using a homophobic epithet (“fucking faggot”) and physically hit Rubin about his head while Rubin was seated inside his car.

If Patricia Nazario had known that in advance, she wouldn’t have hired Yates either.

The SAC can be accessed at:  http://www.janbtucker.com/SkeletonCloset.html

For background:  http://janbtucker.com/blog/2012/06/09/two-new-skeletons-in-the-closet/



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Legitimate Rape–They’re not fucking kidding


 

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Pundits are trying to figure out what Missouri Republican U.S. Senate candidate Todd Akin meant, what he could possibly have been thinking, when he discussed so-called “legitimate rape” in a television interview.  The comment was so outrageous, the first thing that actually crossed my mind was that Todd Akin must be related to Kevin D. Akin, thinking back to when Kevin explained his support for the 1968 Soviet invasion of Czechoslovakia.  In a way, Czechoslovakia got raped by Russia and there’s Kevin justifying what happened and applauding it.

That said, this whole issue of why male chauvinist pigs (MCPs) split hairs about what is and is not “real” or “legitimate” rape is not new.  Case on point from a leaflet that has been distributed at the last couple of Los Angeles Slutwalks and other events by the Same Page/Misma Pagina Coalition:

In 2006 Los Angeles Sheriff Detective Jeff Spelatz told students at Los Angeles City College that70-80% of rape reports are illegitimate” and that most women who report rape have a “morning after slight.” He also said reports were from women “who drank too much and regretted what they did the night before.”

 In spite of what Detective Spelatz said, he didn’t get disciplined. Instead, the students who protested his outrageous statement were suspended by the Los Angeles Community College District. In spite of demands from the Same Page/Misma Pagina Coalition to the LACCD Board of Trustees, the district has failed to cancel its contract with the Sheriffs Department or seek removal of Detective Spelatz from their campuses.

Barri Falk-Fabulous Feminist

Let’s turn the page back to 1990.  Republican Representative Carlos Moorhead, one of the congressmen so stupid that he backed Richard Nixon till the end on the House committee considering impeachment resolutions over the Watergate scandals, had voted against then Representative (now Senator) Barbara Boxer’s legislation to fund abortion for poor women impregnated by rape or incest.  San Fernando Valley/Northeast Los Angeles Chapter of the National Organization for Women, led by then President Barri Falk (now active with NOW in New York, one of the best feminists I’ve ever had the privilege of serving with) announced that we would picket Moorhead’s community forum at Glendale High School.  We were quickly joined in the picket by the Glendale chapters of the American Association of University Women (AAUW), Business & Professional Women (BPW), and the League of Women Voters (LWV).

Carlos Moorhead–note the resemblance to Mad Magazine’s Don Martin character, “Carbuncle,” of Fester & Carbuncle fame?

After we went into the community forum, Barri and I were both able to get questions in to Moorhead about his position on women’s right to choose.  When it was my turn, I told Moorhead something along the lines of ‘as a long time supporter of the victims bill of rights, how can you justify voting against Barbara Boxer’s bill to fund abortion for victims of rape and incest, when that effectively means that a woman might have to exercise her right to confront her rapist at a sentencing hearing when she’s nine months pregnant and showing?’  I didn’t mince words.

Moorhead goes on this long, rambling, hesitant and majorly idiotic explanation of his views that frankly made him sound semi-senile.  This was the clincher:  “well, that bill even included funding for spousal rape, and that’s just when a husband gets a little too aggressive with his wife.”

Are you fucking kidding me?  Unfortunately no, he wasn’t kidding, but in spite of our having hundreds of witnesses to the statement, his staff tried to deny to the press that he made it, even though his staff refused the press access to him to answer personally.

I was so furious I ran against Moorhead on the Peace & Freedom Party ticket.  I spread that statement all around the district.  Proving once again, as the founding president of the Newspaper Guild (AFL-CIO, CLC, CWA) Heywood Campbell Broun once said, that “a liberal is one who leaves the room when the fight begins,” Democratic Party nominee David Bayer refused to use this issue against Moorhead.

Addition 8/21/12:  Now it comes out that sure as shit, Todd Akin also opposed criminalizing marital rape, saying about legislation to do just that, criminalizing marital rape gives women “a legal weapon to beat up on the husband” during a divorce.

 


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Tucker on Internet Radio 8-23-12


 

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PI’s Declassified http://www.pisdeclassified.com

Thursdays @ 9:00 am Pacific Time, 12:00 Eastern Time:  Jan B. Tucker on 8/23/12; upcoming, Joe Paolella 8/30/12

I’ll be the guest of one of the most distinguished private investigators in the world, Francie Koehler, former president of both CALI (California Association of Licensed Investigators) and NCISS (National Council of Investigative & Security Services) on August 23, 2012 on her PIs Declassified Internet radio show on the Voice America Variety network.  My great friend Joe Paolella will do the following week’s show on August 30.  My topic will be “Especially Heinous,” taken from the intro to NBC’s Law & Order Special Victims Unit about sex crimes.  I’m currently working on a chapter of my book under that label and I’m telling my unbelievable and incredible war stories about every sick sex crime I’ve ever encountered, starting with three cases involving “Zoophilia.”  The name of that perversion should be intriguing enough, but look it up in Wikipedia.

The average police officer, prosecutor, private dick, or private attorney will probably never see a case of Zoophilia (or “bestiality” if you will) in their entire career.  Not even animal control officers are likely to ever encounter it.  I’ve dealt with it three times, along with:

  • Necrophilia
  • Pederasty
  • Sadomasochism
  • Urolagnia
  • The “Prince Albert Cut”
  • Female Genital Mutilation (FGM)

So, if you have a weak stomach, don’t tune in.  The word Heinous means very evil, reprehensible and/or abominable….and what I’m going to present is so Especially Heinous that it will make what you see on Law & Order SVU seem like the sandbox.


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Letter from Chicano Political Prisoner Ramsey Muniz


 

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After spending more than 15 years confined and imprisoned in one of America’s hard core prisons (Leavenworth USP), I was also confined in the so-called ancient dungeons of Leavenworth for 3 years for advocating “human rights” in the prisons of America. I became so ill and close to death, so I was taken by emergency ambulance to Springfield Federal Hospital. As I have shared with Irma, I had an out of body experience of death and life again. Immediately they sent me from Springfield, Missouri, to Florence USP — another hard core penitentiary.

It was there that by the grace of God, after having communicated with Dr. Andres Guerrero in Leavenworth,  that Dr. Guerrero personally visited with Senator Ken Salazar who made an immediate congressional request that I be transferred to Three Rivers Federal Correctional Institution.

It was after 15 years — after the Bureau of Prisons violated the federal court order that I be confined in Three Rivers FCI — that I was finally transferred to Three Rivers FCI as the judge had recommended.

The staff at Three Rivers immediately did not like the idea that a so called Mexican American, Chicano political prisoner was sent to their institution. They claimed that i needed medical attention that they were unable to provide, and I was immediately transferred back out to El Reno, Oklahoma.  Knowing what had happened, I demanded, upon my arrival, a doctor from the free world who would give me a full medical examination. I knew that there was nothing wrong with me since I was not even taking medication and had never ever gone to the hospital even for an aspirin.

The doctor in El Reno, Oklahoma made the medical findings that I was in perfect health and had nothing wrong with me. I immediately asked to be transferred back to Three Rivers FCI. Instead they transferred me to Beaumont Federal Correctional Institution, which is known to be gang related.  In this institution we are lock down half the time.

The world needs to know how they have violated every constitutional right that I have. They also violated the order of the Federal Court that I be confined in Three Rivers FCI. If some doubt my words of truth, Irma has a copy of the sentencing transcript where the Federal Judge Brown specifically ordered and recommended that I be confined at Three Rivers FCI. This is the type of injustice that I speak of and have suffered because many refuse to accept the truth as to what they have done to my life for the last 20 years.

The time has come to let the world know that enough is enough – ya Basta!!! We must have the heart and the courage to come forward and bring justice to a Mexicano who has given his life for freedom, justice, and love for our people and for all humanity.

God’s greatest gift to us from the time of our creation is freedom!

Amor,
Ramsey Muniz

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Ramsey Muniz was the most successful statewide candidate in the history of the La Raza Unida Party (LRUP), ever, period.  In Texas, where he ran for Governor in 1972 and 1974, he shook up the powers that be by taking just a tad less than 7% of the vote in 1972.

In 1974 I was doing my requisite internship in my Field Work in Barrio Studies course at CSU Northridge (CSUN) with LRUP in San Fernando, California (a required course to complete my secondary major in Chicano Studies and I was getting additional independent studies credit in Political Science).  I was also running for State Senator at the time against Democrat Alan Robbins.  Ramsey came out to San Fernando, spoke to a packed hall, and impressed me to this day as one of the most dynamic orators I’ve ever heard in my life.

Subsequently, he was subjected to federal scrutiny (in those dark days of COINTELPRO), first stripped of his attorney’s license for supposedly conspiring with his criminal defense clients and later convicted and jailed in a highly suspect trial, resulting in a life sentence.

Get more information from http://www.freeramsey.com.

You can write Ramsey at:

Ramiro R. Muniz, 40288-115 FCI BEAUMONT MEDIUM
FEDERAL CORRECTIONAL INSTITUTION
P.O. BOX 26040
BEAUMONT, TX  77720

Write President Obama to demand a sentence commutation for Ramsey at:

The Honorable Barack Obama
President of the United States
The White House
1600 Pennsylvania Avenue NW
Washington, DC 20500

–Jan B. Tucker, State Director, California League of Latin American Citizens


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Wade Michael Page-Alcoholic?


 

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Wade Michael Page

One thing that jumps out from a cursory look at Wisconsin murderer, neo-Nazi, and white supremacist Wade Michael Page is that he was probably an alcoholic, based upon his multiple convictions for DUI:

  • In 1994 Wade Michael Page was convicted of a “Class A Misdemeanor” in Houston Texas County Court, but I don’t have any details on the offense yet
  • In 1999 he was convicted of Driving Under the Influence (DUI) in Denver County Court, Denver Colorado
  • In 2010 he was convicted of Driving While Impaired (DWI) in Harnett County, North Carolina

In the mid-2000s Page was reported living in the City of Orange in Orange County, California.  In 2002 he was apparently ticketed in a traffic stop in Orange County.

UPDATE 8/7/12:  Looks like my prediction based on Page’s criminal record was correct.  It’s now being reported that his 1998 discharge from the United States Army was in part based upon a pattern of behavior which included his being drunk on duty.  This raises the question of whether and what the armed forces do regarding alcoholics in their ranks.  I don’t have a clue.  Maybe there are great programs or maybe they just kick them out without treatment and a chance for rehabilitation; or maybe somewhere in between.  Either way, it’s an important question that should be asked and explored….because maybe a different response by the Army could have changed his life and saved the lives of people in Oak Creek, Wisconsin in the process.

 


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