Monday, September 15, 2003

Full Disclosure Network™ ™ Alerts

September 2003, California’s Emmy Award winning public access series Full Disclosure with Leslie Dutton has just released the following public affairs programs to forty cable systems which will be shown throughout California over the next six weeks.

Budget Crisis, Consent Decree Costs, and Racial Data…


Councilman Bernard Parks told Leslie Dutton “Do they search more black people? Do they search more Hispanic people? Those are the issues they’re trying to evaluate. What’s unfortunate about that process, no one in the United States that collects data has been able to come up with any form of valid assessment of the data once you collect it. And what’s unfortunate is that because we’re in a Consent Decree, we must keep collecting data that we cannot make sense of.” “…the largest cost item is going to be over $50 million on the computer system that tracks officers.” “…it still raises the price to where you’re going to be approaching $100 million (to implement) and several million to maintain each year.”

ACLU Defends costs of collecting racial data…LAPD Consent Decree


ACLU Executive Director Ramona Ripston appeared with UC Regent Ward Connerly discussing the Racial Privacy Initiative. She defended racial data collecting and the Consent Decree by stating “It’s not costing a hundred million dollars to collect. What he was talking about was the Consent Decree. The entire Consent Decree that mandated different kinds of training that mandated keeping information about particular officers.”

Ms. Ripston also defended illegal immigration saying “…there are more people who come here unlawfully because they overstay visas than people who cross the borders illegally. People who come here on visas and then just overstay their time.”

Ambassador urges US to open Hungarian visa policy…


Andras Simonyi, Ambassador to the United States from the United Republic of Hungary agreed with Ms. Ripston. In his interview with Leslie Dutton, “There are some statistics that say that there are too many Hungarians who are staying overtime in the United States. We are working on it and we are telling Hungarians not to do that, to make sure that this statistical issue gets out of the way, and then we can start talking about the visa issue.” What “visa issue?” Leslie questioned. “…we would like to see a non-visa arrangement with the United States so that Hungarians can travel freely to the United States. Hungary is an ally, and I think citizens do not pose a threat.” Also discussed was the Ambassador’s transition from a communist leader to a pro-democracy advocate.

Full Disclosure Network™ is independently produced and distributed to 40 cable systems throughout California. Check our website at www.fulldisclosure.net for channel listing.

Saturday, September 13, 2003

Larry Flynt on Political Morality and Honest Government

In pursuing the “news behind the news,” Full Disclosure Network™ host Leslie Dutton explores Larry Flynt’s deepest thoughts on the “hypocrites of politics” in this revealing and colorful interview.

“This is a platform” Larry Flynt explains in Part 1, the reason that he is running for Governor in the historic California recall race. Flynt gives the details of his ongoing contest with Indian gambling and how he is encouraging the use of slot machines to solve the California government budget crisis.

Commenting on the pandering policies of current Governor Davis revealing the fact that Davis just authorized a 20% raise for prison guards who are now able to retire at age 50, Flynt stated “This guy will do anything for a vote!”

In Part 2, casino operator and self-acclaimed “smut-peddler” Larry Flynt touts his extensive sexual archive that documents the personal exploits of Republican Congressmen gathered during his investigation of President Clinton critics. Flynt also comments on future use of the scandalous material he has collected.

California’s Emmy Award winning public cable show Full Disclosure is airing statewide on forty cable systems.

The award winning THE FULL DISCLOSURE NETWORK™ ("FDN") is sponsored by the Citizens Protection Alliance, a non-profit, 501(c)(3) tax-exempt, educational organization. FDN is a production & distribution network for public affairs and interactive news analysis programming. These TV and radio programs are featured on 40 cable television systems throughout California. For a detailed history of FDN, please see our press release: "The little cable access show that could"