Wednesday, December 14, 2005
Los Angeles, CA — Civil Rights Attorney Stephen Yagman is featured in a controversial eight minute Internet video on the Full Disclosure Network™ where he takes on the entire justice system at http://www.fulldisclosure.net/flash/yagman.php speaking disparagingly of his fellow attorneys and of the California Supreme Court which he says is basically a “cesspool” consisting of six hacks and one wonderful justice.”
Yagman told Emmy Award winning host Leslie Dutton that “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 potentially liable. He claimed to have filed 1600 lawsuits against the LAPD and the City of Los Angeles because the politicians have failed to take control of the Police Department.
He said “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. When asked if it was possible to have responsible government in Los Angeles when the City Council is dominated by a one political party he said he thought the City was “controlled by a mélange of just kind of hacks”.
When Yagman was asked if he would compare himself to a Johnny Cochran or a William Kuntsler, he uses the “f” word to express his opinion and later states that he has never spoken foul word in a court room but that privately, he has a very foul mouth.
The video clips contained in this preview were selected from a one hour cable television interview with Mr. Yagman that has been featured on 40 cable systems and the Internet. Full Disclosure Network™ programs are billed as “the news behind the news” since 1992 and in 2001-2002 was presented with a local public affairs Emmy Award from the Academy of Television Arts and Sciences for the series “L.A.’s War Against Terrorism” featuring then LAPD Chief Bernard Parks, L. A. City Councilman Mark Ridley Thomas, Lt. Ken Hillman, Director of the LAPD Union and L.A. County Sheriff Lee Baca.
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