Tribal Trust Litigation: Information Wanted (good, bad, or ugly)


UPDATE 11-6-14:

Small world story:  In response to the below request to the reading public for information, somebody forwarded me some very intriguing internet links of other blogs and news postings about allegedly corrupt practices purportedly committed by a couple of the law firms listed below.   One of those blog links — if it can be believed (I haven’t researched that enough yet to make credibility decisions) — ties both of those law firms to a certain other set of lawyers one of whom, just by chance, I’ve investigated in the past.

Turns out that the guy I’ve run across before carried on an adulterous affair but never did leave his wife for the other woman.  I had him under surveillance.  Not that I’m opposed to adulterous affairs as a matter of principle; been there, done that.  It’s just a part of how I make a living.

Anyway, keep the tips coming.  When you start down the yellow brick road on one of these cases, you never can tell where it will lead…

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Navajo Nation SettlementI’m working on an article for CounterPunch Magazine on Native American Tribal Trust litigation and how these lawsuits have been handled by non-profits such as the Native American Rights Fund as opposed to various groups of private lawyers.

I’m eager to get in touch with anybody who has information on any of the following people, tribes or institutions. Note that inclusion on the list doesn’t mean that they have done anything wrong; some of the people listed may be potential victims. Note also that some of these names may be very common so do not impute anything adverse just because somebody’s name might be in the list because of its commonality. If you know anything or know anybody who might know anything about these folks, bad, good, or otherwise, please e-mail me at:

or, use the feedback form at the bottom of this posting.

You may specify that your identity is to be considered confidential. As a journalist I am immune from court contempt proceedings. If you want to blow the whistle on corruption of any sort, I will protect your anonymity to the best of my ability.

Freedom of the Press IssueAside from my role as a private investigator which gives my sources a certain degree of protection under Section 7539(a) of the California Business & Professions Code, I also am protected by the immunity conferred by the California Constitution Article I, Section 2(b) and California Evidence Code Section 1070. I am a card carrying member of the Pacific Media Workers Guild Local 39521. I formerly served as the First Vice President of Newspaper Guild Local 39069 under presidents Gary North and Joe Segura. I am criminal justice and legal affairs columnist for CounterPunch Magazine as well as the operator of this Detective’s Diary blog.

Tribes That Have Entered into Settlement Agreements of Tribal Trust Cases

1. Assiniboine and Sioux Tribes of the Fort Peck Reservation
2. Bad River Band of Lake Superior Chippewa Indians
3. Blackfeet Tribe of the Blackfeet Indian Reservation
4. Bois Forte Band of Chippewa
5. Cachil Dehe Band of Wintun Indians of the Colusa Rancheria
6. Chippewa Cree Tribe of the Rocky Boy’s Reservation
7. Coeur d’Alene Tribe
8. Confederated Salish and Kootenai Tribes
9. Confederated Tribes of Siletz Indians
10. Confederated Tribes of the Colville Reservation
11. Confederated Tribes of the Goshute Reservation
12. Crow Creek Sioux Tribe
13. Eastern Shawnee Tribe of Oklahoma
14. Hualapai Indian Tribe
15. Iowa Tribe of Kansas and Nebraska
16. Kaibab Band of Paiute Indians of Arizona
17. Kickapoo Tribe of Kansas
18. Lac Courte Oreilles Band of Lake Superior Chippewa Indians
19. Lac du Flambeau Band of Lake Superior Chippewa Indians
20. Leech Lake Band of Ojibwe
21. Lower Brule Sioux Tribe
22. Makah Indian Tribe of the Makah Reservation
23. Mescalero Apache Tribe
24. Minnesota Chippewa Tribe
25. Nez Perce Tribe
26. Nooksack Indian Tribe
27. Northern Cheyenne Tribe of Indians
28. Omaha Tribe of Nebraska
29. Passamaquoddy Tribe of Maine
30. Pawnee Nation
31. Prairie Band of Potawatomi Nation
32. Pueblo of Zia
33. Quechan Tribe of the Fort Yuma Reservation
34. Red Cliff Band of Lake Superior Chippewa Indians
35. Rincon Luiseño Band of Indians
36. Rosebud Sioux Tribe
37. Round Valley Indian Tribes
38. Salt River Pima-Maricopa Indian Community
39. Santee Sioux Tribe of Nebraska
40. Sault Ste. Marie Tribe
41. Shoshone-Bannock Tribes of the Fort Hall Reservation
42. Soboba Band of Luiseno Indians
43. Spirit Lake Dakotah Nation
44. Spokane Tribe of Indians
45. Standing Rock Sioux Tribe
46. Stillaguamish Tribe of Indians
47. Summit Lake Paiute Tribe
48. Swinomish Indian Tribal Community
49. Te-Moak Tribe of Western Shoshone Indians
50. Tohono O’odham Nation
51. Tulalip Tribes
52. Tule River Indian Tribe
53. Ute Indian Tribe of the Uintah and Ouray Reservation
54. Ute Mountain Ute Tribe
55. Winnebago Tribe of Nebraska
56. Qawalangin Tribe of Unalaska
57. Tlingit & Haida Tribes of Alaska
58. Northwestern Band of Shoshone Indians
59. Hoopa Valley Tribe
60. Ak-Chin Indian Community
61. Oglala Sioux Tribe
62. Yoruk Tribe
63. Cheyenne River Sioux Tribe
64. Paiute-Shoshone Indians of the Bishop Community of the Bishop Colony
65. Seminole Nation of Oklahoma
66. Otoe-Missouria Tribe of Oklahoma
67. Samish Indian Nation
68. Tonkawa Tribe of Indians of Oklahoma
69. Yakama Nation
70. Miami Tribe of Oklahoma
71. Navajo Nation

Individuals and law firms:

1. Gregory Andrew Yates, Esq.

2. Patricia A. Marks, Esq.

3. Luis G. Harbottle

4. Engstrom, Lipscomb & Lack

5. Girardi & Keese

6. Andrew L. Sandler, Esq.

7. BuckleySandler LLP

8.  Mario Gonzalez, Esq.

9.  Maurice Johnson, Esq.

10. Native American Rights Fund



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Is Tucker a Jew, a Zionist, a Mossad Agent, or or or?


In the private investigative world, the Archie Bunkers of the world accuse me of being anti-police and a Communist Pinko Meathead.  On the left, I get accused of being everything from a CIA/FBI operative to a Zionist agent for Mossad by one faction and accused of not even being Jewish at the same time by another faction.  Here’s a chart detailing the latest wacky accusations being circulated all over creation about me.  They are really rather amusing….and, as it happens, some of the half-truths circulated about me turn out to have some very serious revelations about Kevin D. Akin of the California Peace & Freedom Party…..

The Players:

Augstine Cebada aka Chris Eichwald, rabid anti-semite

Augstine Cebada aka Chris Eichwald, rabid anti-semite

Convert Kevin D Akin claims publicly that Jan  B Tucker isn't a Jew

Convert Kevin D Akin claims publicly that Jan B Tucker isn’t a Jew

Randy Gamez says Tucker's a Jew who has no business being in the Chicano Moratorium because he's a Jew... and Luis Rodriguez denied that this was anti-semitic

Randy Gamez says Tucker’s a Jew who has no business being in the Chicano Moratorium because he’s a Jew… and Luis Rodriguez denied that this was anti-semitic


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Usable links from the chart:





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Employee Social Media Comments Protected by Federal Labor Law


September 11, 2014

Important — and good – news about workers and social media. From  Newspaper Guild attorney Barbara Camens:

The NLRB has affirmed its commitment to broadly protect employees who use social media to discuss workplace concerns.

Concerted ActivityIn Triple Play Sports Bar, 361 NLRB No. 31 (August 22, 2014), the Board found unlawful the discharge of two employees for a Facebook discussion of their employer’s mistakes in income tax with holding.  The first employee had simply “liked” a comment posted by a former employee:

“Maybe someone should do the owners of Triple Play a favor and buy it from them. They can’t even do the tax paperwork correctly!!! Now I OWE money…Wtf!!”

The second had posted the following comment: “I owe too. Such an asshole.” The employer fired both for disloyalty, defamation, disparagement and undermining the company’s public image.

Triple Play NLRBThe Board found the Facebook communications “concerted” for purposes of National Labor Relations Act protection as the communications addressed a mutually held workplace concern regarding employee tax liabilities.  The Board then discussed whether the social media posts were rendered unprotected on grounds of disloyalty.  Because the comments were made off-duty and off-site, the Board found inapplicable its Atlantic Steel test, which analyzes whether face-to -face communications at the workplace between an employee and a supervisor are “so opprobrious” as to lose protection of the Act.

The Board instead followed the Supreme Court’s test in Jefferson Standard and Linn and found the employee comments to be neither disloyal nor defamatory:

Where, as here, the purpose of employee communications is to seek and provide mutual support looking toward group action to encourage the employer to address problems in terms or conditions of employment, not to disparage its product or services or undermine its reputation, the communications are protected.

Because the Facebook comments were fully protected by the Act, the Board ordered reinstatement and back pay for both discharged employees.

Finally, the Board struck down as overly broad the employer’s “Internet/Blogging” policy contained in its employee handbook. The policy provided:

…when internet blogging, chat room discussions, e-mail, text messages, or other forms of communication extend to employees revealing confidential and proprietary information about the Company, or engaging in inappropriate discussions about the company, management, and/or co-workers, the employee may be violating the law and is subject to disciplinary action, up to and including termination of employment…

The Board found the ban on “inappropriate” internet discussions to be so vague as to unlawfully chill the exercise of protected communication rights.

The Triple Play decision is most welcome, as several social media decisions – including Hispanics United of Buffalo – have been set aside by Noel Canning, the Supreme Court ruling that rescinded the recess appointments of certain Board members. Stay tuned as the Board continues to respond to the impact of Noel Canning.

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At One Million all-time page hits…. see below the best of the Detective’s Diary for the last year

As of 1:20 a.m. PST 9/19/14:

Site Statistics

Unique Pages Served: 45785

Total Sessions: 291356

Total Page Hits: 1000001

Check out our best posts over the past year….

The Adventures of Eddis the Menace

St Louis, Ferguson, Michael Brown and Why I’m Not Surprised

District Attorney Report on Andy Lopez Death is a Travesty

Take Cover: Hired Mudslinger Rides Into the 2014 Election

Iraq’s Future is Yugoslavia

Boxing: A Conspiracy in Restraint of Trade?

A Tale of Two Mothers-Part I

Constitutional History of Secession of the former USSR

Shame on Labor & Miguel J. Santiago

Telephone Metadata and Due Process

Behind the Scenes – People v. Noguez

LA City Auditor Calling It Quits

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The Adventures of Eddis the Menace


Deadbeat dadShasta County, California went after Eddis “the Menace” Davenport in Shasta County Superior Court Case No. 007642 as a deadbeat dad.  Demonstrating the pathetic state of child support collection departments in California I never got a response from Shasta County when I put them on notice that:

(a) Eddis Davenport has apparently adopted the alias Ellen Davenport with which he uses SSN 618-xxxxxxx (and his own date of birth) to evade his child support obligations and for other purposes of fraud;
(b) Eddis Davenport is operating E. Davenport Food Group LLC (California LLC #201313010026) at 7601 S Western Ave Los Angeles CA 90047;
(c) Eddis Davenport appears to be a thrice convicted felon: his felony and/or moral turpitude convictions include forgery in the State of Kansas (Johnson County, Case No. K59918) and Los Angeles Superior Court (Case Nos. YA032518; SA016309);  [I subsequently found that he also did federal time for fraud, see the last two pages of his criminal records, below]
(d) Eddis Davenport is currently living at xxxxxxxxxx LOS ANGELES CA 90056;
(e) Eddis Davenport is, according to my clients, receiving public assistance of various types including but not limited to SNAP benefits; he is believed to be receiving public assistance through his own name and possibly other names at xxxxxxxxxxxx, LOS ANGELES, CA 90008.

On top of all that, without the knowledge of the property owner where he was operating an ice cream parlor, Eddis apparently took out a fire insurance policy with Builders & Tradesmen Insurance in the property owners name.  Then the building conveniently had a fire and only then did the insurance company bother to let the supposed policy owner know that she purportedly had the policy and that supposedly, an attorney she’d never heard of — Albert D. Mastroianni — was representing her on a claim!

Now just in case you think that any of this is a coincidence consider Eddis’s criminal record (and while we’ve made complaints to the LAPD, LAFD, State Bar, and Dept of Insurance, the only agency that we know to have promptly followed up is the Dept of Insurance):

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Chicano Moratorium Press Conference–From the Frontlines of Ferguson


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Government Sanctioned Murder by Cop


Government-sanctioned Murder by Cop – in Sonoma County and Beyond
by Elbert “Big Man” Howard                                                                                 August 19th, 2014
L:  Irv Sutley, Peace & Freedom Party State Chairperson, 1970-72; R:  Elbert "Big Man" Howard, Black Panther Party founder

L: Irv Sutley, Peace & Freedom Party State Chairperson, 1970-72; R: Elbert “Big Man” Howard, Black Panther Party founder

It is late at night and I am watching the 24-hour coverage by the major television news media stations of the murder of Michael Brown and the goings-on in Ferguson, Missouri. I am very tired but still I watch, transfixed. Once again, a young, unarmed Black man, an 18-year-old child really, had been gunned down by a cop in broad daylight, for all to see. Brown was not shot during the commission of a crime but in a position of surrender with his hands held up. Yet, still he was shot, at least six times, including once in the top of his head.

The news media reporters in Ferguson are now being charged by law enforcement with making actions by “outside agitators” worse and many of them have been tear-gassed , and some arrested, along with peaceful protestors, who have not been allowed to stand still and have to keep moving. Now the people are told to disperse or be arrested, although the two-day curfew has been lifted. The images of the multitude of combat-ready, armed-to-the-teeth, totally militarized law enforcement officers, including the National Guard and the arrests occurring before my eyes, the tear-gassing and the anger, are all too familiar to me. I am now seventy-six years old, and still here, despite being one of an “endangered species” both as an African-American male, and also as one of the original six founders of the Black Panther Party for Self-Defense, which formed in October 1966, originally for the purpose of ridding our communities of police brutality and murderous, racist, bullying cops.
The murder of 13-year-old Andy Lopez on October 22nd, 2013, and the decision, so many months later, by Sonoma County D.A. Jill Ravitch, to clear Sheriff’s Deputy Erick Gelhaus of the crime, is still fresh in my mind. I think of the mind-boggling, insulting, reprehensible decision to send Gelhaus back out this week to patrol and terrorize the Latino community members and others – no surprise to me, but sickening all the same. It was a bright and sunny day that October 22nd, recognized as the date for all to stand up against police brutality, when Gelhaus, a “trained weapons instructor and firearms expert”, spotted Andy, who was carrying a toy gun and was on his way to a friend’s house. Within seconds, Gelhaus fired eight shots, seven of which struck and killed 13-year-old Andy.
So many other victims come to mind, like Oscar Grant, the young Black man who was shot down and killed while handcuffed, defenseless and on the ground, by a Bart policeman in Alameda County. An unarmed young Trayvon Martin in Florida was returning home when an armed security guard decided to follow him because he “looked suspicious” and then killed him. Eric Garner, 43, died on July 17th, after an officer put him in a choke hold while other officers held him down,during an arrest on Staten Island. No first aid was administered to him by either the police or the EMTs. In Santa Monica, on the side of a freeway, this past July, we saw on video, 51-year-old grandmother Marlene Pinnock being held down on the ground and beaten by a uniformed cop, without apparent reason.
No cop has ever been arrested for any of these crimes, except for Oscar Grant’s killer, who was incarcerated for a few short months. Why? It could be said that law enforcement organizations make large contributions to select political candidates and leaders which keep them in control and in power. When public protests against police brutality occur, the police roll out their military dress and hardware, which include automatic guns, armored personnel carriers and tanks. Most of this hardware is issued to the state and county by the US Department of Homeland Security.
As we have seen in Ferguson, Missouri, military force is now what meets those engaged in peaceful protests. All human and civil rights appear to be null and void, as does the Constitution. Yet we continue to elect officials who trample on our rights and allow killer cops to shoot down our children of color, and others, in cold blood. Make no mistake about it – what we are seeing here is a POLICE STATE.
I am reminded of what James Baldwin said in 1966, “The law is meant to be my servant, not my master, still less my torturer and my murderer.” If we, as a society, are judged by how humanely our governing bodies and their hired “enforcers” treat human beings, in this country and abroad, we have absolutely devolved and failed our children and the generations to come, miserably.
Elbert “Big Man” Howard                                                                              Santa Rosa, CA
Elbert “Big Man” Howard is a founding member of the Black Panther Party and is an author, lecturer, volunteer radio DJ and community activist in Sonoma County.


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St Louis, Ferguson, Michael Brown and Why I’m Not Surprised


February 8, 1968, South Carolina State University at Orangeburg, 3 killed and 23 wounded by police while protesting racial segregation.


Mary Ann Vecchio at Kent State May 4, 1970

Mary Ann Vecchio at Kent State May 4, 1970

May 4, 1970, 4 killed, 9 wounded by Ohio National Guard at Kent State University during Vietnam War protest.


May 8, 1970, 11 students and journalists bayoneted at University of New Mexico by New Mexico National Guard during Vietnam War Protest.


Jackson StateMay 12, 1970, 2 killed, 12 wounded at Vietnam War protest at Jackson State University.


August 29, 1970, journalist Ruben Salazar and two members of the Brown Berets killed by Los Angeles Sheriffs at then-Laguna Park (now Salazar Park) when law enforcement attacked a peaceful anti-war/Chicano Power demonstration of 30,000 people in East Los Angeles.


Mayday 2007May 1, 2007, LAPD attacks immigrant rights demonstrators and journalists in MacArthur Park.


August 13, 2014 IN ST. LOUIS/FERGUSON: Demonstrator shot and two reporters (Washington Post and Huffington Post) arrested; media ordered by police to turn off their cameras before they attacked both demonstrators and journalists.  An Al Jazeera news crew was attacked by police with tear gas, rubber bullets and bean bags.


Sound like a pattern?

Why am I not surprised?

GatewayI happen to love St. Louis and Missouri. I was there in 1972 and 1975 for the People’s Party (Peace & Freedom Party’s national affiliate) national conventions where we nominated Dr. Benjamin Spock and Black Panther Education Minister Margaret Wright for President in those years. Missouri geology reminds me in a strange way of California; because of major geological faulting and earthquakes, the strata is usually on a 25% slant, similar to the way that strata along California roadways is never lying straight and very unlike most of the rest of mid-America.


Years later I returned to St. Louis to work some cases there as a private investigator (before Missouri had its own licensing law). What I learned about Missouri politics, law enforcement and sociology makes me as jaded about that State as I am about government corruption and law enforcement misconduct in Los Angeles, California and for that matter, about most of the world.


Several things you have to understand about St. Louis is that St. Louis City is NOT part of St. Louis County. Usually in America all cities are part of counties and some, like San Francisco are a combined City and County, St. Louis City is one of only two cities in the United States that aren’t part of a county. The other city with this status is Baltimore, Maryland.


The City of St. Louis is a Democratic Party controlled town. No Republican has represented any significant portion of the City since 1953 in the House of Representatives, as just one example. While in 1940 only 13% of the population was African American, as of 2010 the census showed it to be just under 50% black, 3 ½% Hispanic, and just under 3% Asian.


From Wikipedia:  German revolutionary, American statesman and reformer, U.S. Minister to Spain, Union Army General in the American Civil War, U. S. Senator, and Secretary of the Interior. He was also an accomplished journalist, newspaper editor and orator, who in 1869 became the first German-born American elected to the United States Senate.

From Wikipedia: German revolutionary, American statesman and reformer, U.S. Minister to Spain, Union Army General in the American Civil War, U. S. Senator, and Secretary of the Interior. He was also an accomplished journalist, newspaper editor and orator, who in 1869 became the first German-born American elected to the United States Senate.

St. Louis County on the other hand is around 70% white and about ¼ of the population is African American. It was a bastion of Confederate support in the civil war, as opposed to St. Louis City which even then had significant abolitionist sentiment amongst the German American immigrant population. Inspired by Karl Marx’s call to support the Union cause, three brigades of German Americans enlisted, one known as the Karl Marx Brigade and another named the Carl Schurz Brigade after their German American abolitionist U.S. Senator.



Jesse JamesIf you live in one of the old Confederate strongholds in Missouri you pronounce the state’s name “Missoura” and you’ll grow up officially taught that Jesse James was not an outlaw but a Confederate guerrilla that never surrendered and as such, a hero of the State of Missouri.


United States vs John Gipson

I could give you the long story or the short story, but frankly, the long story is best told orally by me over drinks as some of the ways that I investigated for the defense of John Gipson and his attorney, Roger Rosen, were pretty dramatic. This however will be the short narrative….cutting to the chase so to speak.


John Gipson was set up by the St. Louis Metropolitan (City) police. They got a snitch to convince this black heroin dealer called “Process” that John Gipson was setting him up for the police. Process called Gipson about the rumors he’d been hearing so John agreed to come over and clear things up.


Search WarrantThe police got a search warrant, ostensibly to raid Process’s apartment and then sat on it while staking out Process’s pad. When I read that in the police report that stuck out like a sore thumb because the late Chief Justice William H. Rehnquist once described search warrants as becoming “stale” if you don’t promptly serve them. The police waited to serve the warrant until conveniently, about a week after it was issued, John Gipson just happened to show up.


Just as John Gipson got into the apartment, a call comes in on Process’s answering machine yelling “John Gipson just set you up, John Gipson just set you up.” Then the police are breaking down the door. Process runs to a window and sets out on the window sill a pill container with capsules of heroin in it, trying to hide it, but it falls off the window sill (I had this on tape from surreptitiously recording a conversation with Process using a back-electret microphone concealed under my sweater).


FingerprintsThe police then slap Gipson around (confirmed along with the fact that the heroin wasn’t his–it belonged to Process, by a polygraph by a retired St. Louis police officer), arrest both him and Process and then, with 11 (eleven) police alleged eyewitnesses to the events, here’s what you’d have to believe after listening to all the testimony in court. One key point: the police had to have an explanation for why they didn’t attempt to get fingerprints off the plastic pill container since that would have conclusively shown whether Process had tossed the evidence or Gipson. I found the only honest fingerprint expert in Missouri who was willing to testify for the defense or for the prosecution, truthfully, Sgt. Jan Vassal of the Jefferson County Sheriff’s Office. Her testimony about how it should have been standard procedure to test for prints on a plastic container really put the Metropolitan cops between a rock and a hard place.


White JuryTaking all the police testimony and piecing it together, the United States Attorney (the local City prosecutors wouldn’t try to get a City jury to convict on this evidence because too many black people would have been on the jury) wanted the 11-1 white jury (with 70% of the jurors having police friends, relatives, and/or neighbors; the one black juror had a sheriff for a brother and two cousins on the Metropolitan Police Force) to believe was that:


1. Sgt Doumakes of St. Louis’ finest is right handed;
2. Sgt. Doumakes was holding his gun in his right hand pointed at the second-story apartment window where Process lived above a bail bond agency;
3. Within five seconds Sgt. Doumakes observed and did the following:
(a) Supposedly observed a black male open window up a few inches and put his hand out and toss or drop the plastic container with the heroin capsules in it;
(b) Supposedly observed Gipson open the window up far enough for him to put his head out, since it would have been problematic to identify one black male over another just from seeing a hand;
(c) While observing all this within the same five second period Sgt. Doumakes miraculously caught the plastic container with his left hand while continuing to hold his gun with his right hand aimed at the second story window!


Not even St. Louis Cardinal great Ozzie Smith could have made that catch....

Not even St. Louis Cardinal great Ozzie Smith could have made that catch….

As we later argued to the jury, not even Ozzie Smith of the St. Louis Cardinals could have made that catch.


In the meantime in between time, what do you think happened to the tape recording on Process’s answering machine that the police promptly seized during the raid. Supposedly, it was missing about fifteen minutes of recording and was supposedly blank where Gipson claimed he heard the guy calling and accusing him of setting up Process.


St. Louis Police Dept was too dumb to even tamper with evidence and not make it obvious that they had done so.

St. Louis Police Dept was too dumb to even tamper with evidence and not make it obvious that they had done so.

We never actually used this fact in the trial, but it was obvious as to why the tape was supposedly blank at that point. Instead of actually erasing the tape, the idiot cops turned the volume down completely and recorded over it, but all that did was re-record the background noise in what they thought was a quiet room. We brought it to a sound lab at a local radio station and boosted up the background noise to the point where we could clearly hear the police dispatcher taking and making dispatch calls.


The jury deliberated three days and came back with “NOT GUILTY” on all counts.


Civil LibertiesNow if the United States Department of Justice in St. Louis had been honest and committed to the Constitution of the United States of America, they’d have prosecuted the St. Louis Metropolitan police for Conspiracy to Violate Civil Rights, tampering with evidence, and perjury amongst other things. They might also have looked into the pattern of civil rights lawsuits I found against the officers in charge of the operation who been repeatedly sued for breaking into homes, shooting people, and all sorts of cash seemed to conveniently get reported as missing after the raids. It also seemed that the officers took turns each year vacationing in Hong Kong….Speculation: were they taking turns as bag men depositing stolen cash into numbered and secret Far Eastern accounts? Hmmmmmm!
None of these officers were ever called to account for their obvious frame up or any of their other civil rights violations.


So ask me if I’m surprised that Michael Brown was shot and everybody from a Ferguson State Senator to journalists have been tear gassed and/or man-handled and arrested by Missouri law enforcement…..I’m not surprised in the least.

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LinkedIn stats on Chicano/Hispanic/Mexican American/Puerto Rican Studies grads


From 1973-79 I was a CSUN Mechista and still proud of it!

From 1973-79 I was a CSUN Mechista and still proud of it!


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Bring Hollywood Home News Release on Outsourcing Legislation



Friday, August 1st 2014




Sharon Hardee Jimenez Founder President Bring Hollywood Home Foundation & Bill Duke Secretary Bring Hollywood Home Foundation
raising awareness of lost jobs due to runaway production urging new tax credit incentives

Director/Producer/Actor Bill Duke urges amending AB #1839 to make the bill competitive with other states and countries

Bill Duke says independent artists deserve the tax credit incentives as much as anyone else.   “We must be with the future.  We must support our young people.  We need you to help us.” Bill Duke Secretary Bring Hollywood Home Foundation.

Raising awareness of the limited legislative effort in AB #1839, a bill that favors the special projects of members of the California Film Commission and leaves out independent producers has been a focus of Video logs online informing voters of the discriminatory nature of the special interest bill and urging reform of the California Film Commission, lifting the cap on incentives, lowering the production budget necessary to qualify for tax credits, and most importantly giving investors a reason to support independent productions in California in the same way they are supporting productions in state’s with better tax credits including New York, Louisiana, Georgia, and other destinations that have lured billions of dollars of jobs out of California benefiting the special interest groups who have lobbied the legislature on behalf of AB #1839.

Hollywood has many special interest groups that are profiting from job outsourcing.  To truly Bring Hollywood Home the lawmakers must amend their special interest bill, end the discriminatory lottery, lift the cap, lower the budget amount to qualify for tax credits, increase the percentage of tax credits to support job grown in all the counties of California, and bring new transparency and accountability to the California Film Commission.”  Sharon Hardee Jimenez President Founder Bring Hollywood Home.  “We have been working to outreach to lawmakers, we’ve testified in Sacramento on behalf of our own bill that was killed by only one NO vote while leading lawmakers used their power to abstain from voting to kill the higher tax credit incentive bill that had no cap.” reports Jimenez.  “We met with the Governor’s legislative deputy and we urged new leadership to oversee the tax credit incentives, an increase of the incentives to at least 1.4 billion (New York has a 400 million dollar cap and California has four times the economy of New York), and a lowering of the budget ceiling and expansion of other media that would be included in the tax credit incentives to new media, music video, and video game production.  “Online video production from many major publications are the future and other states are leaving us behind because of the limited legislative leadership supported by the big special interest lobbyists in Sacramento.”  emphasizes Jimenez.


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