Thursday, December 23, 2004

YAGMAN BLAMES POLITICIANS FOR POLICE ABUSE

Program #318

Videotaped September 28, 2001

From Full Disclosure Archives (Part 1)

Los Angeles, CA— In this second part of a two-part interview on the Full Disclosure Network, Civil Rights Attorney Stephen Yagman told host Leslie Dutton “elected officials should have taken control of the LAPD and seen to it that it functioned properly, without brutality and without corruption.” He said that when they didn’t perform like that the elected officials became legally potentially liable.

In this interview that was originally videotaped on September 28, 2001, Yagman, admitted to filing 1600 police misconduct lawsuits against the LAPD. He also said that the Federal consent decree that was entered into between the City and U. S. Justice Department is a basically a sham. Because the Justice Department won’t enforce it and hasn’t been enforcing it.”

When asked if it was possible to have responsible government in Los Angeles when the City Council is dominated by Democrats and a one party system he said “I don’t know which party, if any, controlled Los Angeles City politics over the past 25 years. I thought it was a mélange of just kind of hacks”. He noted “solving the (LAPD) problem is in the hands of the people whom we elect in our representative form of democracy, the Mayor and the City Council members. They have never done it and they’re not doing it now.”

Full Disclosure interviews over the past twelve years have documented the problems encountered in the criminal justice system from the broad perspectives of law enforcement, judiciary, public defenders and criminal defense attorneys.

This part two of the program is set to air world-wide on the Internet 24 hours a day, 7 days a week starting on Monday, December 20, 2004 on the website at http://www.fulldisclosure.net

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Sunday, December 19, 2004

LAPD, Sheriffs vs FEDS on Immigration

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Photo Caption: from Left (top row) David Gascon, Bayan Lewis, Daryl Gates, David Cunningham, Art Lopez, (Bottom row) Lee Baca, Edith Perez, Sherman Block, Richard Rogers
Los Angeles, CA — The history of immigration enforcement policies and the struggle between the LAPD, County Sheriffs and Federal government over the past twelve years is set forth in a series of two programs featuring top law enforcement officials. Also, offering comments on developments since the terrorist attack on the World Trade Center and local law enforcement policies, is former Assistant Chief David Gascon, who reviews the current predicament facing many U. S. cities.

Following a video presentation of clips from previous Full Disclosure interviews with former LAPD Chiefs, Police Commission Presidents, L. A. County Sheriffs Block and Baca and INS District Director Richard K Rogers, Gascon offered his comments on the need to review the LAPD Special order 40 which has prohibited police officers from identifying illegal aliens in Los Angeles for the past 25 years.

In this Part 1 of a 2 part program with Emmy Awarding winning host Leslie Dutton, Gascon said that local law enforcement is frustrated because deported criminal aliens are returning time and again due to the U.S. Mexican Border being so porous.

Full Disclosure interviews over the past twelve years have documented the frustration and confusion of local law enforcement and District INS officials who often complained of lack of cooperation and lack of funding as the reasons why U.S. immigration laws were not effective.

This part one of the program is set to air world-wide on the Internet 24 hours a day, 7 days a week starting on Monday, October 25, 2004 on the website at http://www.fulldisclosure.net

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Full Disclosure host Leslie Dutton has been conducting interviews for the past twelve years with local, state and national law enforcement officials in order to inform the public on critical police policies and procedures.

Monday, December 13, 2004

ILLEGALS KILL COPS WHO WAIT FOR FEDS TO ENFORCE

Photo: Caption: from Left
(Top row) David Gascon, Bayan Lewis, Daryl Gates, David Cunningham, Bernard Parks (Bottom row) Ernani Bernardi, Art Lopez, Richard Rogers, Rick Caruso, Mike Antonovich


Los Angeles, CA — In the City which at one time declared itself a “sanctuary” for illegal aliens, former LAPD Chief Daryl Gates describes how illegal aliens shot and killed police officers while the Department waited for Federal authorities to enforce immigration law at the border and on the streets of Los Angeles.

In this part 2 of a special series of the Emmy award winning Full Disclosure cable and internet TV program video clips from previous interviews feature other high ranking government officials. Both Daryl Gates and L. A . County Supervisor Mike Antonovich recounted the tragic circumstances where police officers died at the hands of criminals who were also illegal aliens.

Click here for transcript of quotes.

When LAPD Deputy Chief Art Lopez was asked why the LAPD does not enforce immigration laws he told Full Disclosure host Leslie Dutton “the City Fathers, the City Council and the Police Commission has spoken that we want to provide services to everybody, regardless of their undocumented status. Unless they break the law, then we’re not going to report things to the INS.”

LAPD's David Gascon, retired Assistant Chief , commented on the 25 year old "don't ask, don't tell" LAPD policy known as Special Order 40 which prohibits local police from enforcing U. S . Immigration Laws.

Full Disclosure interviews over the past twelve years have documented the frustration and confusion of local law enforcement and District INS officials who often complained of lack of cooperation and lack of funding as the reasons why U.S. immigration laws were not effective.

This part one of the program is set to air world-wide on the Internet 24 hours a day, 7 days a week starting on Monday, November 1, 2004 on the website at http://www.fulldisclosure.net

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Full Disclosure host Leslie Dutton has been conducting interviews for the past twelve years with local, state and national law enforcement officials in order to inform the public on critical police policies and procedures.

Friday, December 03, 2004

YAGMAN ON CALIF. SUPREME COURT & U.S. JUDGES

Los Angeles, CA — According to Civil Rights Attorney Stephen Yagman the California Supreme Court is basically a “cesspool” consisting of “six hacks and one wonderful justice”. In this preview of a two-part Full Disclosure television interview with Emmy award winning host Leslie Dutton, Yagman takes on the entire justice system saying that there are "unfair" Federal Judges who hear Civil Rights cases who are generally unfair to anyone who appears before them and he describes practicing attorneys as "mostly wimp asses” who are in business to make money. This program, from the Full Disclosure Archives, was videotaped on September 28, 2001

When asked how many lawsuits he had filed against the Los Angeles Police Department, Yagman said perhaps 1,500 to 1,600 of which 25 percent get thrown out before trial another 10 or 15 percent settle and 65 percent of them go to trial. When describing fellow Civil Rights Attorney Johnny Cochran, Yagman's choice of words had to be bleeped out for cable television consumption. However, the unedited version can be viewed via streaming media on the Full Disclosure website.

Full Disclosure interviews over the past twelve years have documented the problems encountered in the criminal justice system from the broad perspectives of law enforcement, judiciary, public defenders and criminal defense attorneys.

The Full Disclosure Network is billed as "the news behind the news" and featured on 43 cable systems and the Internet. In 2002 the Academy of Television Arts and Sciences presented Host Leslie Dutton with a local public affairs Emmy Award for the information series "L.A.'s War Against Terrorism" featuring LAPD offcials, L.A. County Sheriff Leroy Baca and L. A. Councilman Mark Ridely-Thomas.

Wednesday, November 24, 2004

POWER POLITICS, ILLEGALS & THE CARDINAL

Los Angeles, CA. Will Cardinal Roger Mahoney, the Catholic Church and public schools once again attempt to defeat a proposed ballot initiative to ban taxpayer benefits to illegal aliens?

When asked about power politics and the Catholic Church, Loyola Marymount University’s Fernando Guerra told the Full Disclosure cable and internet TV program “the Cardinal feels a responsibility, as do most of the Church hierarchy, that they have to educate their parishioners on what they believe are important issues” and he went on to say that while the Catholic Church, the Archdiocese, never directly spent money in the campaign against Proposition 187 (1994) they do utilize their resources to try to mobilize Catholics in general and Latinos specifically.

In this part two of an interview with former State Senator Dick Mountjoy, the author of the Save Our License Constitutional Amendment initiative, he generally disagreed with Guerra. “I don’t believe the Catholic Church is going to mobilize thousands of people and have them believe that we ought to let people flood in here from around the world illegally.” “This is a matter of their pocketbook. This is a matter of survival, a matter of competing with those illegally here for jobs.” Mountjoy said.

In this interview with Emmy Award winning host Leslie Dutton, Senator Mountjoy reacted to video clips from a previous interview with Dr. Fernando Guerra who serves as Director of the Center for the Studies of Los Angeles at Loyola Marymount University.

Full Disclosure interviews over the past twelve years have documented the frustration and confusion of local officials over conflicting local and federal policies impacting illegal immigrants.

This part one of the program is set to air world-wide on the Internet 24 hours a day, 7 days a week starting on Monday, November 29, 2004 on the website at http://www.fulldisclosure.net

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3.) PURCHASE our programs in the most popular formats of DVD, VHS, Audio and Transcript by clicking on this link to visit our online Media Store. Full Disclosure host Leslie Dutton has been conducting interviews for the past twelve years with local, state and national law enforcement officials in order to inform the public on critical police policies and procedures.

Thursday, November 11, 2004

STOP TAXPAYER BENEFITS FOR ILLEGALS?



Los Angeles, CA — The pros and cons of a proposed initiative to ban California Drivers Licenses and taxpayer benefits to illegal immigrants is the topic of this part one of a two-part Full Disclosure program featuring former State Senator Dick Mountjoy author of a the Save Our License Constitutional Amendment initiative. On this program both Mountjoy and Larry Flynt, publisher Hustler Magazine opposed illegal immigration while Nativo Lopez and Xavier Reyes, immigrant rights activists defended.

Larry Flynt told Full Disclosure “Illegal Immigration has been a huge drain on this State forever and each administration gives it lip service but nobody does anything about it.” Flynt says that benefits such as Medicare and other services are provided to illegals while the border is wide open and nobody is doing anything. He says the Federal Government should get in there and close that border..

Mountjoy tells Emmy Award winning Full Disclosure host Leslie Dutton that unlike Proposition 187 which was overwhelmingly approved by the voters ten years ago, Federal and State judges and the Legislature will not be able to “tinker” with his new initiative without a vote of the people.

Full Disclosure interviews over the past twelve years have documented the frustration and confusion of local officials over conflicting local and federal policies impacting illegal immigrants.

This part one of the program is set to air world-wide on the Internet 24 hours a day, 7 days a week starting on Monday, November 15, 2004 on the website at http://www.fulldisclosure.net

THIS FULL DISCLOSURE PROGRAM CAN BE VIEWED IN THREE DIFFERENT WAYS:

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3.) PURCHASE our programs in the most popular formats of DVD, VHS, Audio and Transcript by clicking on this link to visit our online Media Store. Full Disclosure host Leslie Dutton has been conducting interviews for the past twelve years with local, state and national law enforcement officials in order to inform the public on critical police policies and procedures.

Friday, November 05, 2004

PHONY SAMPLE BALLOTS & PAID ENDORSEMENTS CONFUSE VOTERS


Los Angeles, CA. In this part two of the Full Disclosure cable and Internet TV program, Craig Holman of the Center for Governmental Studies exposed phony sample ballots sent out by California Congresswoman Maxine Waters which were prepared by a “for profit” slate card mailing operator, in an attempt to deceive voters. UCLA Law Professor Dan Lowenstein countered, saying that oppressive campaign laws were trying to discredit the mailings. He scoffed that if imitating an Official Sample Ballot is a problem, then it should be made illegal.

If you take away the deceptiveness of a slate card, you take away the
effectiveness of a slate card
” said Senator Dick Mountjoy (ret). Mountjoy cited the deceptive mailers targeting senior citizens in his Southern California district. He said the slate cards mailings used his image and name to falsely imply that he had endorsed the candidates. In fact the candidates had paid for the false endorsements.

This part two of the debate moderated by Leslie Dutton on the Emmy Award winning Full Disclosure was originally videotaped in 1998 and is set to air world-wide on the Internet 24 hours a day, seven days a week starting on Monday, Nov 8, 2004

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Over the past twelve years Full Disclosure has produced series of programs involving campaign irregularities, voter registration and election fraud. See our special series on this and other Hot Topics by clicking on our link titled "Voter Fraud" at www.fulldisclosure.net.

Thursday, October 14, 2004

SLATE CARD MAILERS: VOTER FRAUD & FAKE PARTY ENDORSEMENTS

FROM FULL DISCLOSURE ARCHIVES:

Los Angeles, CA. -- According to Craig Holman, of the Center for Governmental Studies and retired California Senator Dick Mountjoy (R.-Monrovia) “for profit” slate card campaign mailers are deceiving voters with phony endorsements that have been bought and paid for by the very people purportedly endorsed.


In this part one of a two part debate on the Full Disclosure cable and internet TV program, Holman and Mountjoy take on UCLA Professor of Law Daniel Lowenstein who defended the mailers and filed a lawsuit on their behalf to void legal disclosure requirements. Weighing in against the mailers Senator Dick Mountjoy alleged that his 1998 campaign was adversely impacted by the questionable slate cards.

This part one of the debate moderated by Leslie Dutton on the Emmy Award winning Full Disclosure was originally videotaped in 1998 and is set to air world-wide on the Internet 24 hours a day, 7 days a week starting on Monday, October 18, 2004 on the website at http://www.fulldisclosure.net

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Full Disclosure host Leslie Dutton has been conducting interviews for the past twelve years with local, state and national law enforcement officials in order to inform the public on critical police policies and procedures.

Friday, October 08, 2004

LAPD & Illegal Aliens

Los Angeles, CA — According to Police Commission President David S. Cunningham, III the City of Los Angeles welcomes illegal aliens to have contact with the L.A.P.D. as witnesses to crimes. He said they need not fear of being asked for a green card or being turned over to the INS on this Part 2 of his interview with EMMY Award winning host Leslie Dutton on the Full Disclosure cable and internet TV public affairs program.

Cunningham, told Full Disclosure that the LAPD is pressured to enforce immigration laws when the Federal Government is not strictly enforcing them at the border. This half-hour interview covered LAPD policies before and after the 9/11 terrorist attack on the World Trade Center twin towers.

Cunningham also said the LA Police Commission has modified the police manual dealing with anti-terrorism issues but continues the 25 year old policy which states that illegal immigrants are not considered law breakers by the LAPD unless they are already convicted of a crime or they have an warrant out for their arrest. This 25 year old policy known as (Special Order 40) was first implemented by former LAPD Chief Daryl Gates. Video clips from previous interviews with Gates and L. A. County Sheriff Lee Baca are also featured in the program.

This Part 2 of the Full Disclosure interview with Police Commission President Cunningham, is set to air worldwide on the Internet 24 hours a day, 7 days a week starting Friday, October 8, 2004 via Streaming Video or via details posted at www.fulldisclosure.net

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Full Disclosure host Leslie Dutton has been conducting interviews for the past twelve years with local, state and national law enforcement officials in order to inform the public on critical police policies and procedures.

Friday, October 01, 2004

MAYOR, PORN AND MEDICAL SCAMS

Los Angeles, CA — In Part 1 of a two-part interview David S. Cunningham, III president of the Los Angeles Board of Police Commissioners, told Full Disclosure host Leslie Dutton that Commissioners serve at the pleasure of the Mayor (Hahn) while their role under the City Charter is to be an independent commission even though the Mayor has the authority to remove them from the Commission.

According to Cunningham the L. A. Police Commission has never had a request to regulate the influential Los Angeles pornography industry, even though there have been well publicized recent efforts to require “condom” use by porn stars to fight the increasing AIDS threat. He said that business permits have been issued to massage parlors, dance halls, even security and burglar alarm companies but never to pornographers who are primarily based in the San Fernando Valley. He added that it might require an act of Congress.

When asked what the Police Commission is doing about the growing Medi-Cal and Medi-Care store-front scams operating throughout Los Angeles, Cunningham said the Commission would be most interested in joining with the FBI and state regulators who are targeting Los Angeles as a Hub where a reported $260 million in fraudulent billings have been intercepted.

This Part 1 of the Full Disclosure interview with Police Commission President Cunningham, is set to air worldwide on the Internet 24 hours a day, 7 days a week starting Monday, October 4, 2004 via Streaming Video or via details posted at www.fulldisclosure.net

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Full Disclosure host Leslie Dutton has been conducting interviews for the past twelve years with local, state and national law enforcement officials in order to inform the public on critical police policies and procedures.

Tuesday, September 28, 2004

COULD LAUSD BELMONT COST HALF BILLION?

Los Angeles, CA “The World’s Most Expensive High School” in the Los Angeles Unified School District (LAUSD) is the title of an ongoing television series being broadcast via streaming video at Full Disclosure Network Online.


The programs are also being cablecast on 40 cable systems throughout California. A listing of channels and airtimes can be found on the website at www.fulldisclosure.net by clicking on "TV Channel Guide".

This unique internet TV series produced by the Full Disclosure Network features Emmy Award winning host Leslie Dutton interviewing the major players involved in the planning, financing, construction and investigations of the controversial Belmont High School development. Billed as investigative journalism, at it’s best, the Belmont series features the key people who were most involved in the controversial public works project and subsequent investigations.

The astoundingly enormous Belmont school site can also be viewed in the attached aerial photograph LAUSD Belmont Learning Center that was included as part of the $1.5 million investigation and report prepared by LAUSD Inspector General Don Mullinax. The Belmont investigations revealed numerous instances of false billings, kickbacks, waste, fraud and abuse of taxpayers funds but were deemed not prosecutable by Los Angeles County District Attorney Steve Cooley.

So far Full Disclosure Network has completed eleven hours of interviews and is planning a two-hour videotaped forum production entitled “Lessons Learned on Belmont School Construction” to be held in the late fall of 2004 or early 2005.

To date the Belmont project is sixty percent completed and has cost California and Los Angeles taxpayers $175 million including $30 million for the 37 acre site formerly known as the Los Angeles oil field that was purchased “AS IS” from Japanese developer Shimizu. LAUSD and oil and gas experts vary in their projected costs for remediation of the toxic substances, estimates range from $14 million to $107 million.

An Additional $110 million has been approved by LAUSD for demolition and construction to complete the project. Not all, but some, of the newly constructed Belmont buildings that were built on top of an earth quake fault and impacted by methane gas and hydrogen sulfide are to be demolished in the Fall of 2004. On Tuesday, June 22, 2004 the LAUSD board approved the project’s environmental impact report, paving the way for completion of the stymied project.

LAUSD financial projections indicate the total cost of Belmont High School could be $300 million, while skeptical observers say they would not be surprised to see the total cost closer to one-half a $BILLION dollars taking into account possible cost overruns and change orders.

Visit our website for more compelling details on this and other interviews in the series titled “The World’s Most Expensive High School

Tuesday, September 21, 2004

SECRET REPORT ON TOXIC HAZARDS AT BELMONT

Los Angeles, CA. District Attorney Steve Cooley has yet to make public the “secret report” he cited as proof there are no environmental risks on the LAUSD million Belmont Learning Center site. According to Ed Scott who served on Cooley’s Task Force investigating Belmont, a member of the District Attorney’s staff hired the consulting company who prepared the report without the guidance from oil, gas, and environmental experts serving on the investigation Task Force.

When asked why the District Attorney would not want to reveal the results of the environmental report, Scott said he was more concerned about why the Task Force experts investigating Belmont never saw the report. Based upon references in Steve Cooley’s 2003 Final Investigative Report on Belmont, Scott said it appears they didn’t actually do soil sampling and soil testing which would determine if methane gas and hydrogen sulfide or other dangerous chemicals and carcinogens are present.

Full Disclosure has requested a copy of the "secret report" from the D.A.'s office and a response is pending.

This part two of the Ed Scott interview with Leslie Dutton on the Emmy Award winning Full Disclosure is set to air world-wide on the Internet 24 hours a day, 7 days a week on Tuesday, September 21, 2004 via Streaming Video at http://www.fulldisclosure.net For the first 30 days the program will be provided to viewers FREE as a public service and thereafter available online in the program catalog. The program will also be featured on 40 cable systems throughout California for the next six months.

Full Disclosure host Leslie Dutton has been conducting a series of interviews entitled “BELMONT: The World's Most Expensive High School". Costs to date for the development are $175 million. The Los Angeles Unified School Board has already approved an additional $110 million for demolition, reconstruction and completion of the on the Belmont campus, which was built on top of one thousand closed oil wells and is plagued with methane gas and other toxic substances. Unbudgeted remediation cost estimates vary from $14 million to $107 million. On Tuesday, June 22, 2004 the LAUSD board approved the project’s environmental impact report, paving the way for completion of the stymied project.

This program and other Belmont programs can be viewed at http://www.fulldisclosure.net via video streaming on demand.

A cable channel guide with airtimes is available here on our website.

Tuesday, September 14, 2004

COVER-UP BY LAUSD & D.A. COOLEY, EXPERT SAYS

Los Angeles, CA. District Attorney Steve Cooley and officials of the Los Angeles Unified School District are still covering up criminal behavior and dangerous conditions, according to Ed Scott, a former member of the D.A.’s Belmont Task Force investigation of the ongoing Belmont High School construction project.

In a two-part interview on Full Disclosure, Scott pointed out that although his name and those of other experts were used in the District Attorney’s March 2003 Final Investigative Report on Belmont “at no time did anybody from the District Attorney’s office ask us to review the findings of this report or ask us to concur with the findings of this report.”

In describing the Belmont investigation Scott said that the LAUSD removed consultants who questioned operations and procedures and replaced them with people who would produce desired results.

This part one of a two part interview with Leslie Dutton on the Emmy Award winning Full Disclosure is set to air world-wide on the Internet 24 hours a day, 7 days a week starting on Wednesday, September 15, 2004 on the website at http://www.fulldisclosure.net For the first 30 days the program will be provided to viewers FREE as a public service and thereafter available online in the program catalog. The program will also be featured on 40 cable systems throughout California for the next six months. Click here to access our cable channel guide with airtimes.

Full Disclosure host Leslie Dutton has been conducting a series of interviews entitled “BELMONT: The World's Most Expensive High School". Costs to date for the development are $175 million. The Los Angeles Unified School Board has already approved an additional $110 million for demolition, reconstruction and completion of the Belmont campus, which was built on top of one thousand closed oil wells and is plagued with methane gas and hydrogen sulfide.. Unbudgeted remediation cost estimates vary from $14 million to $107 million. On Tuesday, June 22, 2004 the LAUSD board approved the project’s environmental impact report, paving the way for completion of the stymied project.

This program and other Belmont programs can be viewed on our website http://www.fulldisclosure.net via video streaming on demand.

Friday, September 10, 2004

ASSAULT WEAPON BAN UNENFORCEABLE?

Los Angeles, CA — Firearms expert T. J. Johnston demonstrates, with real assault weapons and sporting weapons why the media and law enforcement could never define exactly what an “assault weapon” is. Johnston uses "illegal" and legal firearms on this television demonstration, to clarify why the assault weapon ban was considered to be impractical and unenforceable by proponents and the opposition.

Our streaming video presentation is a preview of the two, full length FULL DISCLOSURE programs featuring T. J. Johnston and produced by Emmy Award winning Host Leslie Dutton, which is featured on 40 cable systems in California and on the internet, on demand, worldwide 24 hours a day, seven days a week. For channel numbers and airtimes check our website at www.fulldisclosure.net

Saturday, September 04, 2004

PARKS: L.A. CITY $300 MILLION DEFICIT BY JUNE 30, 2005

Los Angeles, CA—In an alarming wake-up call Los Angeles City Councilman Bernard Parks, chair of the Council Budget Committee, predicted that unless all spending is brought under control only an increase in taxes will prevent a $300 million budget shortfall by June 30, 2005. Commenting on part-two of an interview with Emmy Award winning Full Disclosure host Leslie Dutton. Parks said that if spending continues at the current rate, revenue increases from sales tax, business tax and property taxes will be necessary.

Parks also noted the recent Council vote banning big retail developments is sending the wrong message, that big retail businesses should take their sales tax out of town. He also acknowledged the Council vote was influenced by labor unions who opposed non-union businesses. He said that the union influence often results in a vote, contrary to the better interest of the city.

This part 2 is set to air worldwide on the Internet 24 hours a day, 7 days a week starting Tuesday, September 7, 2004 FREE on demand as a public service for 30 days on the PROGRAM page at http://www.fulldisclosure.net (Parts 1 and 2) will also be featured on the L. A. Channel 36 on Monday & Friday, September 6th & 10th from 7:30 to 8:30 p.m. and on 40 other cable systems throughout California listed on the website.



Wednesday, September 01, 2004

CORRUPTION, CRIME & CONFLICTS PLAGUE L.A. POLITICS

Los Angeles, CA—With nearly 40 years experience, former Police Chief and current City Councilman Bernard Parks comments on the most corrupt mayoral administration since the era of recalled Mayor Shaw. In a two part interview with Emmy Award winning FULL DISCLOSURE host Leslie Dutton, Parks commented on the Federal and County Grand Jury investigations of corruption in the current Hahn administration saying that he could not recall when the Mayor’s office had been under such intense scrutiny for such issues as pay-to-play and campaign violations.

Parks noted that during the recent debate on Charter Reform critics warned that having a strong mayor type of government could bring a return to the Shaw era corruption. He said no on one expected it would happen in just a few short years.

Commenting on the conflicting assessments of Mayor Hahn and Police Chief William Bratton. Parks pointed out that while Mayor Hahn maintains L. A. is the safest big city in America, LAPD Chief William Bratton is comparing South Central Los Angeles to Baghdad. He said this conflict is a bad statement for the community and for the tourist industry which is our number one industry.

Referring to LAPD reports of improvements in operations such as “reduced response time” Parks attributes this to changing LAPD definitions rather than actual improvements. He said the community rarely sees patrol cars and they do not get a response while salaries for city employees are going up, along with fees and taxes, and we are cutting their services.

Assessing the major issues facing the city, Parks cited traffic, crime, the economy and education. These are the quality of life issues that resonate with the people.

This Part 1 is set to air worldwide on the Internet 24 hours a day, 7 days a week starting Wednesday, September 1, 2004 FREE on demand as a public service for 30 days on the PROGRAM page at http://www.fulldisclosure.net (Parts 1 and 2) will also be featured on the L. A. Channel 36 on Monday & Friday September 6th & 10th from 7:30 to 8:30 p.m. 40 other cable systems throughout California.

Thursday, August 19, 2004

FROM Full Disclosure’s ARCHIVES 2003 :: LAPD POLITICS & THE MAYOR

Los Angeles, CA — From the Full Disclosure Archives historical interviews on timely topics which relate to current affairs, THESE are MUST SEE programs, for the content, which predicted what is happening right now. Released TODAY August 19, 2004, for viewing on the website at www.fulldisclosure.net.

According to retired LAPD Assistant Chief David Gascon, Los Angeles Mayor Jim Hahn wanted to become mayor and needed to get the Rampart scandal behind him right away. “That is why he told the Council the Federal Consent Decree was in the City’s best interest.”

“James Hahn pushed the L. A. City Council to adopt an agreement that will cost millions of dollars and hundreds of police officers” Gascon told Full Disclosure host Leslie Dutton in a program that was originally cablecast in 2003. Gascon’s 2003 prediction of costs and officers required to comply with the Federal Consent Decree has proved accurate, as the Los Angeles City Council Budget Committee has struggled the past two years to provide necessary funding to meet the Court’s demand. LAPD Chief William Bratton has confirmed the cost will be in the hundreds of millions of dollars and 300 police officers are assigned to implement the monitoring process.

When asked if L. A. Police Chiefs were vulnerable (to political pressure) LAPD Assistant (retired) Chief Dave Gascon told Full Disclosure Network™ , "A Police Chief cannot say "No" to the Mayor. The Police Chief will do whatever the Mayor or the Mayor's staff tells him to do. It was very difficult watching that, especially when there was conflict. But I've seen it develop over the last five years and I've seen it get to the point now where I think it is totally unacceptable."

In his interview with Emmy Award winning host Leslie Dutton, Gascon asserts that the City Council had a similar agenda as they were looking for an easy way out and the Federal Consent Decree presented that opportunity. According to Gascon. “It was pure politics”. “They were looking for a way to “reform” the LAPD”. When asked if the Council knew how much it would cost Gascon replied “they didn’t have a clue and did not even ask”.

Thursday, August 05, 2004

IRS Propaganda on Belmont Bonds?


Los Angeles, CA—Critical reports of the Belmont Learning Center were labeled as “Propaganda” by Dominic Shambra, former Director of Planning & Development for the LAUSD. On this Part 2 of the Emmy Award winning FULL DISCLOSURE cable TV program, Shambra singled out a letter from the Internal Revenue Service challenging the tax-exempt status of the Certificate of Participation bonds sold for Belmont. Shambra said that the IRS wrote “the same type of propaganda” that was used by David Koff of the Hotel & Restaurant Workers Union and Scott Wildman, Chair of the California Joint Legislative Audit Committee.

As for the allegations of conflict of interest by LAUSD outside legal counsel David Cartwright and his law firm, O’Melveny & Myers, Shambra said, “I trusted them completely. We were fully aware. In fact, I can actually say that Dave was probably the toughest of the negotiators on Kajima” (the developer and client of O’Melveny & Myers). With regard to the earthquake fault over which the Belmont school project was built, Shambra said, “We actually knew that there was an earthquake fault. The law says if it’s an active fault, recognized fault, you cannot build the building on top of that fault. That’s an inactive fault. So they don’t have to tear down those buildings.”

This second half of the Dominic Shambra interview is set to air worldwide on the Internet 24 hours a day, 7 days a week starting Thursday, August 5, 2004 on the PROGRAM page at http://www.fulldisclosure.net. For the first 30 days, the program will be provided to viewers FREE as a public service, and available thereafter online in the program catalog. The program will also be featured on 40 cable systems throughout California for the next six months.

Full Disclosure host Leslie Dutton has been conducting a series of interviews with local prosecutors, LAUSD legal counsel, and LAUSD administrators involved in the Belmont Learning Center investigations. The series is entitled “BELMONT: The World's Most Expensive High School". Costs to date for the development are $175 million, which was financed in 1997 with non-voter approved, tax-exempt bonds known as Certificates of Participation (COPs). The Los Angeles Unified School Board has already approved an additional $110 million for remediation of environmental hazards on the Belmont campus, which was built on top of 1,000 closed oil wells and is plagued with methane gas and hydrogen sulfide. On Tuesday, June 22, 2004, the LAUSD Board approved the project’s environmental impact report, paving the way for completion of the stymied project.


This program and other Belmont programs can be viewed at http://www.fulldisclosure.net/ via video streaming on demand. A cable channel guide with airtimes is available on the website.

Thursday, July 29, 2004

No Bidding on Belmont Costs?

Los Angeles, CA—According to Dominic Shambra, former Director of Planning and Development for the Los Angeles Unified School District, there was no competitive bidding for the Belmont Learning Center contract. “It was a request for proposal and it wasn’t one that asked for a bid.”  In this Part 1 of a 2  part interview, Shambra told Emmy Award winning FULL DISCLOSURE host Leslie Dutton about his role. “I was one of five on the committee that recommended (the developer/contractor) to the Board of Education.”  “My responsibility was to coordinate for the District those activities which were done by lawyers, the business people.” And, in response to his battles with the oversight committee members, Shambra said he wore a railroad engineer’s cap to one meeting because they said I was railroading this whole project.  We were very strong and we were very aggressive and we stood up for what we believed.”

This Part 1 of the Full Disclosure interview with Dominic Shambra is set to air worldwide on the Internet 24 hours a day, 7 days a week starting Thursday, July 29nd on the PROGRAM page at http://www.fulldisclosure.net/ for the first 30 days the program will be provided to viewers FREE as a public service, an available thereafter online in the program catalog.  The program will also be featured on 40 cable systems throughout California for the next six months.  

 
Full Disclosure host Leslie Dutton has been conducting a series of interviews with local prosecutors and investigators involved in the Belmont Learning Center investigations.  The series is entitled “BELMONT: The World's Most Expensive High School".  Costs to date for the development are $175 million, which was financed in 1997 with non-voter approved, tax-exempt bonds known as Certificates of Participation (COP's).  The Los Angeles Unified School Board has already approved an additional $110 million for remediation of environmental hazards on the Belmont campus, which was built on top of 1,000 closed oil wells and is plagued with methane gas and hydrogen sulfide. On Tuesday, June 22, 2004 the LAUSD board approved the project’s environmental impact report, paving the way for completion of the stymied project.

This program and other Belmont programs can be viewed at http://www.fulldisclosure.net/ via video streaming on demand.   A cable channel guide with airtimes is available on the website.
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Tuesday, July 13, 2004

Prosecutors: Elected vs: appointed

PROSECUTORS: Elected vs Appointed WHAT IS PUBLIC JUSTICE?

Los Angeles, CA—U.S. Attorney Debra Yang describes the public justice system as "doing the right thing for the public, encapsulating what issues are facing the public" Appearing on the Emmy Award winning Full Disclosure public affairs program in a two-part interview Yang was asked about the differences between local prosecutors and the U. S. Attorney. She said by not being elected to her position she is free to do justice because she does not have to raise funds and does not have to ask the community to support an election campaign.


This Part 1 of the Full Disclosure interview with Debra Yang is set to air world-wide on the Internet 24 hours a day, 7 days a week starting on Tuesday, July 14, 2004 on the STREAMING page at http://www.fulldisclosure.net The first 30 days the program will be provided to viewers FREE as a public service and thereafter available online in the program catalog. The program will also be featured on 40 cable systems throughout California for the next six months.


Yang also noted that when local and state prosecutors decline to prosecute cases, the U. S. Attorney can become involved if there is Federal money or laws involved. She pointed out that the U.S. Attorney has a tremendous amount of discretion over what kinds of crimes to address, what kinds of cases to bring and the like.


Full Disclosure host Leslie Dutton has been conducting a series of interviews with local prosecutors and investigators involved in the Belmont Learning Center investigations. The series is entitled “BELMONT: The World's Most Expensive High School". Costs to date for the development are $175 million, which was financed in 1997 with non-voter approved, tax-exempt bonds known as Certificates of Participation (COP's). The Los Angeles Unified School Board has already approved an additional $110 million for remediation of environment hazards on the Belmont campus, which was built on top of one-thousand closed oil wells and is plagued with methane gas and hydrogen sulfide. On Tuesday, June 22, 2004 the LAUSD board approved the project’s environmental impact report, paving the way for completion of the stymied project.


This program and other Belmont programs can be viewed at http://www.fulldisclosure.net via video streaming on demand. A cable channel guide with airtimes is available on the website.



Tuesday, July 06, 2004

PUBLIC SCHOOLS & GOVERNMENT VENTURES


Los Angeles, CA—Scott Wildman criticized schools and government entities involved in inappropriate financial dealings during a no-holds barred interview with Leslie Dutton on the Emmy Award winning Full Disclosure program.
Wildman, the former Chair of the California Joint Legislative Audit Committee, condemned the “Joint Venture” concept for schools saying, “the problem is, a school district or any government agency is not really in the business of making money, because there’s a risk whenever you’re in the business of making money. You can’t risk the future of our kids.”

Wildman also pointed out opposition to his Investigation/Audit Reports. “There was considerable influence from members of the legislature, including the then Speaker(Assemblyman Bob Hertzberg) of the legislature, in trying to suppress (Reports) like the one we did on the Hawaiian Gardens Investigation.” Referring to a gambling Casino project financed with public redevelopment funds.

This Part 2 of the Full Disclosure Wildman interview is set to air world-wide on the Internet 24 hours a day, 7 days a week starting on Tuesday, July 6, 2004 on the STREAMING page at http://www.fulldisclosure.net The first 30 days the program will be provided to viewers FREE as a public service and thereafter available online in the program catalog. The program will also be featured on 40 cable systems throughout California for the next six months.

Wildman told Full Disclosure “The State of California needs to be the kind of entity that doesn’t risk the future of these kids, that doesn’t put millions of dollars into harebrained schemes and in the end have nothing for those kids, no school for those kids to go to.”

Full Disclosure hostLeslie Dutton has been conducting a series of interviews entitled “BELMONT: The World's Most Expensive High School". Costs to date for the development are $175 million, which was financed in 1997 with non-voter approved, tax-exempt bonds known as Certificates of Participation (COPs). The Los Angeles Unified School Board has already approved an additional $110 million for remediation of environment hazards on the Belmont campus, which was built on top of one thousand closed oil wells and is plagued with methane gas and other toxic substances. On Tuesday, June 22, 2004 the LAUSD board approved the project’s environmental impact report, paving the way for completion of the stymied project.

This program and other Belmont programs can be viewed at http://www.fulldisclosure.net/ via video streaming on demand. A cable channel guide with airtimes is available on the website.



Wednesday, June 23, 2004

Belmont Failure: LAUSD's Risky Scheme

Los Angeles, CA—4/30/04 Scott Wildman, former Chair of the California Joint Legislative Audit Committee whose reveals how the Los Angeles Unified School District evaded environmental laws on commercial developments by promoting the Belmont Learning Center as a “Joint Use” project. “Our report fairly clearly demonstrated that the real goal of the school construction project during that period of time was NOT to build schools. It was to try to generate more money for the District. “There were seven projects like this in LAUSD and none of them—NONE OF THEM have ever generated very much money for the District. And ALL of these project essentially failed.”

The Wildman interview is set to air world-wide on the Internet 24 hours a day, 7 days a week starting on Thursday, June 24, 2004 on the STREAMING page at http://www.fulldisclosure.net The first 30 days the program will be provided to viewers FREE as a public service and thereafter available online in the program catalog. The program will also be featured on and on 40 cable systems throughout California for the next six months.

Wildman told Full Disclosure “you have to realize that school districts were not accustomed to swimming with sharks, with developers, and in many cases developers were able to sell them a bill of goods which actually cost the districts money instead of generating the kind of money they had anticipated.

Full Disclosure host Leslie Dutton has been conducting a series of interviews entitled “BELMONT: The World's Most Expensive High School". Costs to date for the development are $175 million, which was financed in 1997 with non-voter approved, tax-exempt bonds known as Certificates of Participation (COP's). The Los Angeles Unified School Board has already approved an additional $110 million for remediation of environment hazards on the Belmont campus, which was built on top of one thousand closed oil wells and is plagued with methane gas and other toxic substances. On Tuesday, June 22nd the school board approved the project’s environmental impact report, paving the way for the project to be completed.

You can view this program and other Belmont programs at our website at http://www.fulldisclosure.net/via media streaming media. A cable channel guide with airtimes is available on the website.

Monday, June 14, 2004

Investigators Shutdown Belmont??

Los Angeles, CA— David Cartwright, Senior Partner of O’Melveny & Myers, who served as outside counsel to LAUSD on the Belmont Learning Center development told Full Disclosure that the LAUSD Inspector General, his legal counselors and Board member David Tokofsky caused the costly shut-down of the Belmont Learning Center project. He also claimed “they didn’t have a clue about school construction or oil and gas”.

In this two-part interview with Emmy Award winning host Leslie Dutton, David Cartwright described the LAUSD legal actions on the controversial Belmont Learning Center project and the circumstances leading to dismissal of the law suit against him and O’Melveny & Myers. The program is set to air world-wide on the Internet 24 hours a day, 7 days a week starting on Monday, June 14, 2004 on the STREAMING page at http://www.fulldisclosure.net For the first 30 days the program will be provided to viewers FREE as a public service and thereafter available on DVD, VHS and transcripts, online from the program catalog.

Full Disclosure host Leslie Dutton is conducting an on-going series ( eight to date) of one-hour interviews entitled “BELMONT: The World's Most Expensive High School". The interviews have revealed costs for the development were $175 million, which was financed in 1997 with non-voter approved, tax-exempt bonds known as Certificates of Participation (COP's). The Los Angeles Unified School Board has already approved an additional $110 million for remediation of environment hazards on the Belmont campus, which was built on top of one thousand closed oil wells and is plagued with methane gas and hydrogen sulfide. The LAUSD Facilities and Safety committees recently held hearings to pave the way for completion of the Belmont campus.

You can view this interview and other Belmont programs at our website at our website http://www.fulldisclosure.net/ via media streaming media and on 40 cable channels throughout California. A cable channel guide with airtimes is available on the website. (6/10/04) In addition to the Inspector General, DAVID CARTWRIGHT, LAUSD outside counsel

Thursday, June 03, 2004

Law Firm Strategy "Knock Them Down"

Los Angeles, CA—David Cartwright, Senior Partner with the politically powerful law firm of O’Melveny & Myers was a major force in planning strategy for the Belmont Learning Center development as the "Chief outside real estate counsel" to the Los Angeles Unified School District. . In part one of a two-part interview on the Emmy Award winning Full Disclosure public affairs cable television program. Mr. Cartwright describes his role as being a "part of a project team that was specifically created to start knocking down the barriers to school construction." He further emphasized, "And when I say 'knocking down,' I'm very serious about that. It was not to get around them or to go under them. It was to KNOCK THEM DOWN..."

The Cartwright interview will be featured on 40 cable systems throughout California and is set to air world-wide on the Internet 24 hours a day, 7 days a week starting on Thursday, June 3, 2004 on the STREAMING PAGE at http://www.fulldisclosure.net/StreamingMedia.htm. For the first 30 days the program will be provided to viewers FREE as a public service and thereafter available online in the program catalog.

In fact, Cartwright says they wrote new state legislation known as the Joint Ventures Act, which allowed for combining private and retail developments with public school construction projects. Critics and prosecutors have blamed the Joint Ventures method of financing school construction for contributing to the $175 million fraud known as Belmont.

Full Disclosure host Leslie Dutton has been conducting a series of interviews entitled “BELMONT: The World's Most Expensive High School". Costs to date for the development are $175 million, which was financed in 1997 with non-voter approved, tax-exempt bonds known as Certificates of Participation (COP's). The Los Angeles Unified School Board has already approved an additional $110 million for remediation of environment hazards on the Belmont campus, which was built on top of one thousand closed oil wells and is plagued with methane gas and other toxic substances. The LAUSD Facilities and Safety committees are holding hearings on Belmont in preparation to complete the controversial development. .

You can view this program and other Belmont programs our website at www.fulldisclosure.net via media streaming media. A cable channel guide with airtimes is available on the website.