Saturday, December 30, 2006

FULL DISCLOSURE™ CABLE TV SPECIAL FEATURES RED HOT ISSUES

Los Angeles, CA. Full Disclosure Network’s™ (FDN) “Cable TV Special” features three Video News Blogs covering the following hot button issues (1) “Which Sheriff Has the Toughest Jails in America?” (2) Did the $40 Billion Bonds Fool Voters in November?” (3) “War & The Mass Media”. This cable TV Special will be shown on the L.A. Cable Channel 36 from 8-9 p.m. Sunday, December 31, 2006 and on Monday, 4-5 p.m. January 1, 2007. This Video News Blog Special is also being released to 42 cable channels and the featured on the world wide Internet at http://www.fulldisclosure.net/.

WATCH THE VIDEO BLOG SPECIAL #15 HERE ON THE INTERNET TOO:

[Click on the title/link to access the streaming video page.]

Video News Blog #36: “Which Sheriff Has the Toughest Jails?” (8:11 min) Video debate between L.A. County Sheriff Lee Baca and Arizona, Maricopa County Sheriff Joe Arpaio compare the conditions, meals and rules in their respective jails. Sheriff Joe brags that he serves inmates green baloney sandwiches and Sheriff Lee Baca says Sheriff Joe doesn’t have to abide by the strict rules passed by the California Legislature regarding jail conditions and treatment of prisoners.

Video News Blog #38: “$40 Billion Bond: November Fools Joke?" (9:53 Min) Were California voters fooled by the $40 billion in infrastructure bonds they approved in the November 2006 election, because there was no organized opposition to the massive ballot proposals? The shocking truth about the historic campaign for the massive bond measures is revealed in a nine minute Full Disclosure™ Video News Blog covering a debate hosted by the Milken Institute just days before the election. Featuring: James McNulty, CEO Parsons Corp., Dr. Adrian Moore, Reason Foundation, California Senator Don Perata, and B. Scott Minerd, Guggenheim Partners, Asset Management.

Video News Blog #37: “War & The Mass Media” (13:02) The role of the mass media in manipulating public opinion against the war has developed into a topic of interest sparking a Full Disclosure Network™ video debate. In a thirteen minute video news blog FDN explores the issue of whether or not the mass media is the enemy of America. The video is available FREE, 24/7, provided as a public service of FDN Appearing in the FDN video news blog are: Dr. James Q. Wilson, Ronald Reagan Chair, Pepperdine School of Public Policy. Prof. Murray Fromson, Annenberg School of Communications, (former CBS War Correspondent) Alan Bock, Senior Editorial Writer, Orange County Register

Full Disclosure™ video news blogs invite viewers to participate in a online survey on the topics and to leave their comments and debate the issue. A cable channel guide is listed by community and air times on the website. In 2002 Leslie Dutton, host of the program was recognized by the Academy of Television Arts and Sciences with a local public affairs Emmy Award for the series entitled “L.A.’s War Against Terrorism” featuring LAPD Chief Bernard Parks, L. A .Sheriff Leroy Baca, LAPD Captain Ken Hillman and L. A. Councilman Mark Ridley-Thomas.

Saturday, December 16, 2006

CIVIL UNREST WARNING CENSORED BY POLITICIANS: A CABLE TV SPECIAL


Los Angeles, CA. Full Disclosure Network™ presents a “Cable TV Special” on the predicted coming civil unrest and the current public cable channel censorship in the City of Los Angeles, to be released next week (December 18th) on 42 cable systems and the Internet at the website www.fulldisclosure.net.

Featured in the FDN “Cable Special” are three segments consisting of three Video News Blogs starting with the coverage of a public hearing on the issue of censorship and the removal of the Emmy Award winning Full Disclosure™ program from the L.A. CityView 35 Channel by Councilman Bernard Parks due to “contentious content”, then an eight minute segment on the Milken Institute’s panel on illegal immigration which included predications of civil unrest in Los Angeles. Also included in this special is a Mini-Documentary on history and content of the Full Disclosure™ programs. These public affairs programs are billed as “the news behind the news.”

Until recently, the Full Disclosure™ programs had been featured, as a public service, on the CityView Channel 35 for almost fourteen years. The programs included interviews with Council members, all of the Chiefs of Police of the LAPD from Ed Davis to William Bratton, most of the Police Commission Presidents, L. A. County Sheriffs, Elected Charter Reform Commissioners, LAPD Inspector General and Deputy and Assistants Chiefs of Police. In a 1999 Special Series FDN host Leslie Dutton interviewed all the U.S. Attorneys General, Special Prosecutors and Independent Counsels who had been involved in Presidential investigations, a series that has yet to air on the CityView35.

TO VIEW THE “CABLE SPECIAL” SEGMENTS ON THE INTERNET click on the title links below:

Will Illegal Immigration Lead to Civil Unrest? (8:33 min) Coverage of the Milken Institute’s State of the State Conference featuring prominent speakers including: former Governor Gray Davis, Rep. Dana Rohrabacher, Arnaldo Torres, and Ruben Rumbaut who offered predictions, including that illegal immigration could bring civil unrest to Los Angeles a conclusion missed by the mainstream media.

Why Was Full Disclosure Removed From CityView 35? (6:18 Min): Full Disclosure™ appeal before the Los Angeles Media Access Policy Board that oversees the operations of the L. A CityView 35 Channel featuring community activists supporting reinstatement of FDN on the channel. Those speaking: David Bradford, Don Schultz, David Hernandez, Gil Wong, and Leslie Dutton

Full Disclosure™ Mini-Documentary (8:00) on the purpose and history of the program: featuring Bernard Parks, Ed Meese, Stephen Yagman, Larry Flynt, Dave Gascon, Don Mullinax, Chief Wm. Bratton, Steve Cooley, Roger Carrick, Sheriff Lee Baca, Nativo Lopez,Cathy Dreyfuss, Ramona Ripston, Jim Reidy, David Cartwright.

Full Disclosure™ Video News Blogs invite viewers to participate in an online survey and to discuss the topics. A cable channel guide is listed by community and air times on the website. In 2002 the program was recognized by the Academy of Television Arts and Sciences with a local public affairs Emmy Award for the series entitled “L.A.’s War Against Terrorism” featuring LAPD Chief Bernard Parks, L. A .Sheriff Leroy Baca, LAPD Captain Ken Hillman and L. A. Councilman Mark Ridley-Thomas.

Saturday, December 09, 2006

SUNDAY CABLE TV SPECIAL: Ed Meese, III On Full Disclosure Network




Los Angeles, CA Featured in a Sunday/Monday L.A., Cable Channel 36 TV Special is former U.S. Attorney General Edwin Meese, III who describes activist judges in the U.S. Courts. The two-part Full Disclosure Network™ programs will be cablecast from 8 to 9 p.m on Sunday, December 17th and 4-5 p.m. on Monday, December 18th.
Meese tells Full Disclosure™ host Leslie Dutton that lifetime appointed Federal judges are expanding their roles by taking over state and local functions, operating state prisons, school boards and mental institutions. He noted the Courts are not suited or qualified for this activity and it causes confusion as to who is responsible for those functions. The Full Disclosure Network™ is re-releasing, on the Internet, two video previews from the original interview that was videotaped in May, 2005 at the Hoover Institute at Stanford University.

Watch a video preview here: Part One (6 min)

  • U. S. Attorney’s role in the War on Terrorism.
  • Illegal immigration and the U. S. Attorney's discretionary powers.
  • Large conglomerate law firms and their role in controlling government policy and business

In Part Two of the interview former Attorney General Edwin Meese gives the background behind the Reagan revolution:

Watch video preview on the Reagan Revolution here: Part Two (6 min)

  • Was the Reagan the tax limitation revolution side-tracked by non-voter approved bonds?
  • The Attorney Generals 1985 Commission on Pornography, is it time for another one?
  • Did the mental health legislative reforms of the 1970’s cause homelessness of the next three decades?

Billed as “the news behind the news” the Full Disclosure Network™ is an independent, educational, public affairs cable program featured on 43 cable systems and the worldwide Internet website http://www.fulldisclosure.net/ Hosted by Leslie Dutton, who in 2002 was presented with a public affairs Emmy Award from the Academy of Television Arts and Sciences for their series entitled “L.A.’s War Against Terrorism”. Channels and airtimes can be found on the website.

Saturday, December 02, 2006

ILLEGAL IMMIGRATION AND CIVIL UNREST (Video News Blog)

Los Angeles, CA: In an eight minute Video News Blog, the Full Disclosure Network™ presents a dynamic exchange of ideas expressed during a panel discussion hosted by the Milken Institute entitled “Illegal Immigration How Should We Deal With It?” The video is available for viewing FREE, 24/7 on demand and is being distributed to 43 cable television systems as part of a Video News Blog Special program, as a public service of the Full Disclosure Network™.

Sociology Professor Ruben Rumbaut warns of the danger that civil unrest in the United States will result if we ignore the developing underclass of children born to illegal immigrants. In this video news blog experts and elected officials explore the shocking statistics that raise the possibility that massive illegal immigration to the United Sates could lead to the same type of violence that occurred in France and England. It was noted that the violence in Europe was caused by children of immigrants from Pakistan and other Muslim countries.

Here are other points made by the distinguished panelists featured in the Video News Blog:

  • GRAY DAVIS, Former California Governor says "we have a right as a country to say who comes into this country and who does not"..... “only so many people can fit into a lifeboat or it will sink."
  • DANA ROHRABACHER, U.S. Congressman advocates eliminating the policy of allowing family reunification, benefits and providing jobs for illegal immigrants. He says every one immigrant can bring in 90 family members.
  • ARNALDO TORRES, Calif. Hispanic Heath Care Assn. and National Exec. Dir. League of United Latin American Citizens (1979-85): Says that illegal immigration is an economic problem and he does not support ending the family re-unification program for immigrants.
  • RUBEN RUMBAUT, UCI PROFESSOR OF SOCIOLOGY: Says that 60 percent of all Mexicans, in Mexico, have relatives in the United States. He notes that the “Vital Ratio” (in the United States) among whites is one birth to one death and among Hispanics is eight births to one death which creates a disproportionate imbalance in the population.

Following the video news clips, viewers are asked to participate in an online survey by casting their vote on questions pertaining to the presentation. They are also asked to leave their comments and to join in the online blog discussion of the issue.

Billed as "the news behind the news" the Full Disclosure Network™ is an independent, educational, public affairs cable program featured on 43 cable systems and the worldwide Internet website http://www.fulldisclosure.net/ Hosted by Leslie Dutton, who in 2002 was presented with a public affairs Emmy Award from the Academy of Television Arts and Sciences for their series entitled "L.A.'s War Against Terrorism". Channels and airtimes can be found on the website.

Friday, November 24, 2006

HISPANIC MINUTEMAN-COP FIGHTS CORRUPTION & ILLEGAL IMMIGRATION: Cable TV Special Sunday & Monday


Los Angeles, CA: Hispanic gang specialist, retired L.A. Sheriffs Sgt. Richard Valdemar told Full Disclosure Network™ “It is my duty as a Hispanic to talk about this (the illegal immigration issue) because you cannot, you would be called a racist.” In a six minute video preview of part four of a four part Special Series of interviews, Valdemar describes what it was like to work for the Los Angeles County Sheriff’s Department for 33 years while having to deal with legal and illegal Mexican immigrants in a city that has become known as “the illegal immigration capitol of the nation”.

Part 3 and 4 of the series to be featured on L. A. Cable Channel 36 this Sunday, Nov. 26th 8-9 p.m. and Monday, Nov. 27th 4-5 p.m. The preview video is to be featured on the Internet 24/7 and the full programs will run on 43 cable television systems, as part the Full Disclosure Network’s™ regular programming. The interview is conducted by Emmy Award winning host Leslie Dutton.

Sgt. Valdemar (ret) makes the following points in this Part-four of the Special Series:

  • Special Order 40 was the name of the LAPD policy not to report illegal aliens to Federal immigration authorities, the L.A. County Sheriff’s policy was similar
  • Illegals stay loyal to Mexico: Years ago illegal aliens who stayed in the country and made it their home, became loyal to the United States; now he says “they stay loyal to Mexico and they hate us.”
  • Victims vs Villains: While American law enforcement officers are considered the villains, the illegals are considered victims of the “coyotes” the human smugglers who often rob, rape and abuse them.
  • Minutemen are not racist: The Minuteman movement came about to discourage illegal border crossings. They are not racists, not Nazis, not whacko, they are level headed citizens, including Hispanics and even little old ladies.
  • Illegal Immigration has always been associated with crime, gangs and drugs.
  • NAFTA opened the door (borders) to drug cartels and corruption of our entire system, including political campaigns, law enforcement, etc.
  • Drug Busts Corrupt Law Enforcement: When drug money is seized in the huge quantities, the money goes to the law enforcement agency but the drugs go back out on the street.
  • Illegal Immigration Corrupts the System: When local and federal law enforcement turns their head, when employers and unions conspire to hire under the table to give lower wages and no benefits they exploit the workers and disregard the laws that were made to be enforced.
  • Multinational Banking policies undermine American values: The World Bank, the Bank of America and others don’t care about our nation’s sovereignty, they have a stranglehold on our economy and now routinely charge 24-28 percent interest when the crime of “Usury” used to be enforced when anyone charged more than ten percent interest. Check cashing policies penalize citizens and money transfers are luring illegal immigrants to come here to use our system.
  • Can We Stop the Decline of the United States? Sgt. Valdemar says Mexico is sending their problem to the U.S. demanding open borders. He says mass amnesty is not an option but points out that having been trained to be a "radical" activist in the Los Angeles Schools, he learned it all starts in the community. He suggests we can return to middle ground, stop corruption, evil and open borders "if we each start by changing our own community."

Billed as "the news behind the news" the Full Disclosure Network™ is an independent, educational, public affairs cable program featured on 43 cable systems and the worldwide Internet website http://www.fulldisclosure.net/ Hosted by Leslie Dutton, who in 2002 was presented with a public affairs Emmy Award from the Academy of Television Arts and Sciences for their series entitled "L.A.'s War Against Terrorism". Channels and airtimes.

Sunday, November 19, 2006

VOTERS FOOLED BY BOGUS BONDS?: Internet Video News Blog (9 min)

Los Angeles, CA: Were California voters fooled by the $40 billion in infrastructure bonds they approved in the November 2006 election, because there as was no organized opposition to the massive ballot proposals?

The shocking truth about the historic campaign for the massive bond measures is revealed in a nine minute Full Disclosure™ Video News Blog covering a debate hosted by the Milken Institute just days before the election. The video is to be featured on the Internet and on 43 cable television systems, as part the Full Disclosure Network’s™ regular programming.

Here are a few of the revelations from participants featured in the video news blog:

  • Don Perata, California State Senator in describing the massive bond proposals stated.. “We don’t know how it will work, until we have the money” saying that Californians don’t mind incurring debt, after all the average family is much more in debt than is state government.
  • James McNulty, CEO Parsons Corporation informs the panel that he does not expect there will be substantial bidders on the bond projects nor does the industry have the capacity to complete the massive projects, citing the reasons why.
  • Dr. Adrian Moore, V.P. Reason Foundation argues that each year’s state budget was to include infrastructure projects, but the legislature has spent the money on other matters. He asks the question “How will we pay (for the bonds) if we don’t currently have the funds? Where are we going to get the money?
  • B. Scott Minerd, CEO Guggenheim Partners a public finance expert tells Full Disclosure™ “the likelihood that we are not going to get everything we paid for in the bond issues is quite high”

Billed as "the news behind the news" the Full Disclosure Network™ is an independent, educational, public affairs program featured on 43 cable television systems and the worldwide Internet website http://www.fulldisclosure.net Hosted by Leslie Dutton, who in 2002 was presented with a public affairs Emmy Award from the Academy of Television Arts and Sciences for their series entitled "L.A.'s War Against Terrorism". Channels and airtimes.

Saturday, November 11, 2006

Video: How Mexican Drug Cartels Infiltrated California Politics: Internet Video (9 min)



Los Angeles, CA. According to 33 year veteran international gang specialist and retired L.A. Sheriff’s Sergeant Richard Valdemar, Mexican drug cartels have infiltrated city councils and political campaigns in many small cities in Los Angeles County. Full Disclosure Network™ presents a FREE nine minute (9) preview from Part 3 in a series of interviews with Valdemar covering the impact of the Mexican Mafia gangs, drug cartels and illegal aliens in American cities. Available FREE on the internet, 24/7, on demand, as a public service.

Summary of Part 3 of the Valdemar interview series:

  • Sgt. Valdemar cited the following cities as having been infiltrated by the Mexican drug cartels: Lynwood, Bell Gardens, Hawaiian Gardens, South Gate, Huntington Park., Vernon, Cudahy.
  • Drug cartels set up phony businesses to launder drug money, usually used car lots, used tire shops that serve as a “front” for their operations.
  • Sgt. Valdemar says it all starts when a small business, like a restaurant, is purchased by someone with drug money from Mexico, who sets up shop and starts inviting the city fathers to come for complimentary or discounted meals.
  • Then invitations are extended to local police and other government officials, until the business operator is well established, with powerful friends.
  • Drug money is used to send out smear campaign literature to destroy reputations of incumbent city council members and to finance the campaigns of challengers whose goal is to get a majority voting block on the city council.
  • Once the drug cartel controls the city council, they fire the city attorney, city manager and start giving out contracts, like the trash collection contract, to their cronies.

The entire four-part interview series with Sgt. Richard Valdemar is scheduled to run on 43 cable systems. Channels and airtimes can be found on the website.


The Full Disclosure Network™ is known as “the news behind the news” and is an independent, educational, public affairs cable program hosted by Leslie Dutton. In 2002 the FDN program was presented with a public affairs Emmy Award from the Academy of Television Arts and Sciences for their series entitled “L.A.’s War Against Terrorism”. Previews of the full programs are featured on the website at http://www.fulldisclosure.net/.

Saturday, November 04, 2006

Public Bond $Money Used For Political Patronage: Watch 6 min Internet Video



Los Angeles, CA. Secret bonds known as COPs (Certificates of Participation) bonds are being used by California cities, counties and school districts "to get a lot of cash up front to pay off their political patronage friends and then stick future generations of taxpayers without any voter approval of this long-tem debt;” so says Jon Coupal, President of the Howard Jarvis Taxpayers Association in a six-minute preview of a two-part (one hour) interview on the Full Disclosure Network™ program. This Internet preview is “free on demand” , available 24/7, as a public service.

Some of the points made in the video are:
  • When asked how taxpayers could be denied their right to vote on public indebtedness, Jon Coupal said: “The law has been carefully crafted by those that have a vested interest in the process, those in local governments, political, elected officials, bureaucrats and of course the bond business, the bond underwriters, the bond counsels and bond marketers. They have a cottage industry and they get a lot of money out of it. The last thing they want is some voter approval process to screw it up.”
  • When asked to respond the Los Angeles Unified School Board Member David Tokofsky claimed that the District’s issuing COP bonds has never been challenged (for legality). John Coupal said “I think it would be something we would consider doing. I mean, we have always looked at COP bonds as a potential area for litigation because we believe, certainly in spirit, they violate the voter approval requirements mandated by the California Constitution (and Proposition 13).
  • When asked why the LAUSD always seem to be out of money? Coupal said “the L.A. Unified School District has a budget that’s higher, that’s greater than 20 states, it’s huge, it’s monolithic. It is just a massive entity that we believe has ill-served the parents and children of the City of Los Angeles. If one add not only the operational funds, which works out to over $10,000 per student, per year, but adds on top of that the capital revenues available to them, the children of this district should be getting a Cadillac education and of clearly they are not”…. The L. A. Unified School District continues to be a poster child for mismanagement and bad use of taxpayer funds.”

Billed as “the news behind the news” the Full Disclosure Network™ programs are hosted by Emmy Award winning host Leslie Dutton and featured on 43 cable television systems and the Internet at www.fulldisclosure.net Over the past thirteen years the Full Disclosure Network ™ programs have explored police policies, politics, corruption and reform. Cable channels are listed by community and air times on the website.

Saturday, October 28, 2006

IS THE MASS MEDIA THE ENEMY OF AMERICA? Watch Video News Blog (13 min)


Los Angeles, CA. –The issue of the war in Iraq has pervaded political debate during the 2006 mid-term elections forcing Democrat and Republican candidates to present their positions of supporting or opposing the Bush Administration on the war. The role of the mass media in manipulating public opinion against the war has developed into a topic of interest sparking a Full Disclosure Network™ video debate. In a thirteen minute video news blog FDN explores the issue of whether or not the mass media is the enemy of America. The video is available FREE, 24/7, provided as a public service of FDN

Appearing in the FDN video news blog are:

  • Dr. James Q. Wilson, Ronald Reagan Chair, Pepperdine School of Public Policy.
  • Prof. Murray Fromson, Annenberg School of Communications, (former CBS War Correspondent)
  • Alan Bock, Senior Editorial Writer, Orange County Register
Following a September 26, 2006 presentation by Dr. James Q. Wilson at the Ronald Reagan Presidential Library, Full Disclosure™ interviewed senior high school students from Simi Valley, California, Mark Lewis, Caleb Hargis, Reiley McClendon and Mark Sweeney regarding their reaction to Wilson’s remarks on “War and the mass media”.

In his presentation, James Q Wilson, succinctly defines the modern mass media as portraying a negative image of America, starting with the war in Viet Nam. Citing the media’s effectiveness in turning the attitudes of Americans against the war in Viet Nam, Dr. Wilson warns that our enemies now know that they can use our own American media as an ally to win against our US Armed Forces.

In the video news blog, the perceptive students express their understanding of Dr. Wilson’s message by offering their comments regarding the power of the mass media. They also share their thoughts about the role of citizens and individuals in balancing the negatives presented by the media and it’s influence on public opinion and public policy.

Moderated by Emmy Award winning host Leslie Dutton, at the end of the video viewers are invited to participate in an interactive survey on the subject and to participate in the blog discussion on the streaming video page of the website. Known as “the news behind the news” Full Disclosure™ cable television programs are featured on 43 cable systems and the Internet since 1992. In 2002 the Full Disclosure special series “L. A.’s War Against Terrorism” was recognized by the Academy of Television Arts & Sciences with a local Emmy Award for a public affairs, informational series. Channels and airtimes can be found on the website at http://www.fulldisclosure.net/

Thursday, October 26, 2006

Sunday's Cable TV Special: Citizens Outrage Provokes D.A. Raid on School District: Watch 12 min Video Preview


Los Angeles, CA. This Sunday (Oct.29) from 8-9- p.m. and Monday (Oct.30) from 4-5 p.m., the L. A. Cable Channel 36 will premier Full Disclosure Network's™ latest expose; a two-part program showing video of a raid conducted on the CUSD Adminstration headquarters by the District Attorney's office, confiscating computers, file cabinets and evidence. The School District is the target of an on-going Grand Jury investigation that was provoked by a failed citizens campaign to recall all seven CUSD Trustees last year. The program will also air on 43 other cable systems, and on Cox Cable Channel 31 in South Orange County on Wednesday, November 1st at 6 p.m.

Dr. James Fleming, the Superintendent of Capistrano Unified School District resigned office in disgrace, then the county District Attorney raided District offices, the Registrar of Voters was investigated and finally admitted giving the Superintendent illegal access to Recall petitions gathered by angry citizens trying to rid the district of corruption. All this and more details are featured in a FREE 12 minute Internet preview of the FULL DISCLOSURE NETWORK™ series available for viewing, on demand 24/7. Also available for viewing on the same Internet page is the complete, two-part series, Part 1 (#476) and Part 2 (#477), (approximately 1 hour). The videos are provided as a public service of FDN.

FULL DISCLOSURE™ interviewed members of the Capo Recall Committee and local government officials residing in the Capistrano Unified School District over the past several months documenting the course of events in an on going series for cable television and the Internet. Offering an update and behind the scenes commentary on the School District shake-up is Anthony “Tony” Beall, Mayor Pro-Tem of Rancho Santa Margarita who describes the filing of the recall initiative, the refusal to certify thousands of petitions by the Orange County Registrar of Voters and the D.A,’s raid. This part three and four of the series are the latest installments are to be featured on 43 cable systems statewide and on the worldwide Internet beginning October 23, 2006.

Among the leaders and officials featured in the latest installments are:

  • James Fleming, Superintendent, Capistrano Unified School District
  • Sheilia Henness, CUSD Board of Trustees
  • Anthony “Tony” Beall, Mayor Pro-Tem, Rancho Santa Margarita (Recall leader)
  • Gail Reavis, Council member City of Mission Viejo
  • Patricia Kelly, Council member, City of Mission Veijo
  • Gary Thompson, Councilman, City of Rancho Santa Margarita,
  • Neil Blais, Councilman City of Rancho Santa Margarita
  • John Paul Ledesma, Councilman City of Mission Viejo

Other School District issues were cited as having added to the citizen outrage were

  • Instead of firing the Superintendent, CUSD Trustees allowed the Superintendent to retire with a life-long pension at the expense of the children and taxpayers
  • CUSD Board of Trustees unanimously approved paying for the criminal defense of the Superintendent, at the expense of the children and taxpayers

Hosted by Leslie Dutton, the Full Disclosure Network™ public affairs television programs are billed as “the news behind the news” on the Internet website www.fulldisclosure.net. In 2004-5 the program featured a lengthy series en titled Belmont, the World’s Most Expensive High School” and the Los Angeles Unified School District’s extraordinary use of non-voter approved (COP) Bonds known as Certificates of Participation. In 2002 host Leslie Dutton was presented with a local public affairs Emmy Award from the Academy of Television Arts and Sciences entitled "L.A.'s War Against Terrorism" Channels and airtimes can be found on the website.

Sunday, October 22, 2006

Phony Sample Ballots & Slate Card Election Mailers Deceive Voters: Watch 8 min Video




Los Angeles, CA. Full Disclosure Network™ presents an eight-minute Internet video debate from a two-part series covering questionable campaign tactics used to influence voters on issues and candidates. Now available at URL: http://www.fulldisclosure.net/flash/238-9_slatecardmailers.htm “Free” on demand, 24/7 as a public service of the Full Disclosure Network™

Video clips from this two-part cable television series feature
  • Craig Holman, Ph.D, author of Proposition 208, (1996) for the Center for Governmental Studies
  • California Senator Dick Mountjoy, opposes slate card mailers
  • Prof. Daniel Lowenstein, UCLA Law School, a defender of slate card mailers. Lowenstein filed a lawsuit to overturn Prop 208 including the disclosure requirements, on behalf of the slate card mailing operators.

In part 1 Senator Dick Mountjoy reveals how questionable slate card mailers damaged his 1998 campaign with deceitful tactics and points to examples of the “for profit” slate card campaign mailers that they claim promote phony endorsements that have been bought and paid for by the very people purportedly endorsed.

In part-two Craig Holman exposes how phony sample ballots sent out by California Congresswoman Maxine Waters 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 He cited the deceptive mailers targeting senior citizens in his Southern California district. He said the slate card mailings used his image and name to falsely imply he had endorsed those candidates. In fact the candidates had paid for the false endorsements. Click here for transcript of quote.

Over the past fourteen years Full Disclosure™ has produced series of programs involving campaign irregularities, voter registration and election fraud. The programs are 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 series entitled “L.A.’s War Against Terrorism.”
Watch this 8 minute Internet Exclusive Video Here.

Wednesday, October 11, 2006

SUNDAY / MONDAY CABLE TV SPECIAL: L.A. Sheriff Says Mexican Government "DUMPING" Citizens in U.S.: (Video Preview 10 min)



Los Angeles, CA On Sunday, October 15, 2006 8-9 p.m. and re-run on Monday, October 16th at 4-5 p.m. on L. A. Cable Channel 36, L. A. County Sheriff Leroy Baca is featured in a special cable and Internet television series accusing the Mexican government of "dumping" their citizens on the United States.

Watch here a 10 minute video preview of a two-part interview with Sheriff Baca. Listed below are some of the controversial issues covered in this animated and candid interview with host Leslie Dutton. The Full Disclosure Network™ programs (#474-475) will be seen on 43 other cable systems addressing the following:

  • The overcrowding of jails and resulting riots and disturbances
  • The fallacies of an “Open Border” policy.
  • How illegal immigration is overwhelming the resources of Los Angeles.
  • How the government of Mexico and other Latin American countries are irresponsibly dumping their desperate citizens on the United States.
  • The influence of the Mexican Mafia and gangs on local politics and city governments within Los Angeles.
  • The reported conflict regarding the FAA and the unauthorized flight of the Sheriff’s spy plane “Sky Seer”
  • The LA County Board of Supervisors conflict regarding the level of coverage in unincorporated areas vs contract cities
  • Recruiting new Deputies of diverse backgrounds and the lowering of hiring standards to accommodate females and minorities.

Viewers are invited to participate in an online survey and leave comments for interactive discussion on the topics.

Billed as “the news behind the news” the Full Disclosure Network™ is an independent, educational, public affairs cable program featured on 43 cable systems and the worldwide Internet website http://www.fulldisclosure.net/ Hosted by Leslie Dutton, who in 2002 was presented with a public affairs Emmy Award from the Academy of Television Arts and Sciences for their series entitled “L.A.’s War Against Terrorism”. Channels and airtimes can be found on the website.

Saturday, October 07, 2006

Immigration & Cardinal Mahony: Watch L A 36 Cable Channel Sunday Special 8-9 p.m Monday 4-5 p.m. & Internet 24/7


Los Angeles, CA Cardinal Mahoney is featured front and center in the Immigration Reform Debate and is spotlighted on the Full Disclosure Network™ (FDN) Sunday Special, this week, October 8, 2006, from 8-9- p.m. and again on Monday , Oct. 9th 4-5 p.m. on the L.A.Cable Channel 36. This two-part Special can also be viewed on the Internet and 43 cable systems.

This program covers the pros and cons on controversial immigration reform provisions that have stirred emotion and debate among citizens and in the religious and activist communities across the nation.


WATCH THE VIDEOS CLICK ON THE URLS BELOW

  • Segment #1: Video News Blog #29 http://www.fulldisclosure.net/flash/VideoBlogs/VideoBlog29.php "Cardinal Antagonizes Catholics on Immigration Stance" (7:33 min).Featuring Cardinal Roger Mahony and International Broadcaster Stanley Interrante of “Catholic News & Views” who provide their conflicting opinions on proposed legislation and the Cardinal’s responsibilities. Following the Cardinal’s statement, that he would ask his priests to defy a proposed Immigration law now before the U. S. Congress, Father Michael Guiterrez of St. Anne Catholic Church in Santa Monica declared that his church would welcome immigrants regardless of any laws Congress may pass saying “This is not our Law, we follow God’s law.” Provisions of the Catholic Catechism are cited by Interrante to demonstrate that any such action by the Mahony and his priests would against the teachings of the Church.

  • Segment #2: Video News Blog #28 Inside the Boycott: Legitimate or Racist? (10 min) http://www.fulldisclosure.net/flash/VideoBlogs/VideoBlog28.php The behind the scenes footage of illegal immigrant demonstrations held across the country in March and May 2006 reveals the political agenda of the predominately Mexican organizers and protesters. Featuring commentary from documentary film maker Brook Young, whose exclusive video and audio captures the spirit of the protest. Also, national boycott leader Nativo Lopez describes his instructions to the protesters for the May Day Labor Boycott.

  • Segment #3: The Politics of Religion Program #461(30 min). http://www.fulldisclosure.net/flash/461_Illegal_Immigration.phpIs it acceptable for Cardinal Roger Mahony to instruct his Priests, Bishops and Catholic lay workers to defy U. S. Immigration Laws in hopes of derailing reform legislation? Full Disclosure Network™ presents the striking but contrasting views of CardinalRoger Mahony and International Radio Broadcaster Stan Interrante, of the “Catholic News & Views”, (St. Joseph Radio).

For a complete listing of channels and airtimes please visit our channel listing. The Full Disclosure Network is billed as "the news behind the news" and featured on 43 cable systems and the Internet at http://www.fulldisclosure.net/ In 2002 host Leslie Dutton was recognized by the Academy of Television Arts and Sciences when she was presented with a local public affairs Emmy Award for the series "L.A.'s War Against Terrorism" featuring LAPD Chief Bernard Parks, Lt. Ken Hillman, LA County Sheriff Leroy Baca and Councilman Mark Ridley-Thomas.

Wednesday, October 04, 2006

BOB WOODWARD DEBATES MEDIA ETHICS WITH ED MEESE: Watch Video News Blog (6 min)


Los Angeles, CA. - America's most famous journalist turned author, Bob Woodward defends the ethics of the news media and the practice of using un-named sources in a six (6) minute Full Disclosure™ Video News Blog. Woodward debates Edwin Meese, III, the former U. S. Attorney General in the Reagan administration at a Full Disclosure Network Forum held in Washington D.C. in 2000. This free video blog is available 24/7, on demand as a public service at the URL: http://www.fulldisclosure.net/flash/VideoBlogs/VideoBlog16.php


Billed as "the news behind the news" this Full Disclosure™ debate opens with comments from prominent Internet Blogger Michael Williams (Master of None) who fears that exempting news reporters from Federal Grand Jury subpoenas in the name of protecting their sources could lead to widespread abuse. Williams suggests that such an exemption could be extended to ordinary citizens such a bloggers.

Ed Meese attacked the use of un-named sources saying that the public could not determine for themselves whether the source was credible. Woodward counters the attack saying that un-named sources are tested for credibility, by the reporters. The Bob Woodward and Ed Meese debate took place in Washington D. C. as part of the Full Disclosure Network™ series entitled "The Prosecutor & The Presidency", exploring how America investigates the Presidency.

Hosted by Leslie Dutton, the Full Disclosure™ cable television programs have been featured on 43 cable systems for the past fourteen years and the worldwide Internet website www.fulldisclosure.net In 2002 the program was presented with a public affairs Emmy Award from the Academy of Television Arts and Sciences entitled "L.A.'s War Against Terrorism." Channels and airtimes can be found on the website.

Friday, September 29, 2006

TABOO TOPICS ON SUNDAY’S CABLE ACCESS TV SPECIAL: Internet Video News Blogs


Los Angeles, CA. This Sunday night, October 1, 2006 from 8-9-p.m. the Los Angeles Cable Channel 36 will feature Emmy Award winning Full Disclosure Network’s™ two part Video News Blog Special on hot topics rarely discussed in the mainstream media and will be repeated again on Monday from 4-5 p.m. These Video News Blogs are also featured on the Internet at http://www.fulldisclosure.net/ and will now be shown to cable viewers on 43 cable television systems throughout California

The two 30 minute Full Disclosure™ video news blog specials contain short videos on controversial and topical issues, ranging from seven to twelve minutes in length. The titles and topic of the video news blogs are:

To Watch The Video News Blogs NOW: Click on Titles:

Program Number: #472
Blog #35. L. A Mayor Brawls for Control of School District (12 min) Mayor Villaraigosa, Jackie Goldbert, Roy Romer and more featured in the never publicized knock down, drag out fight to win control the Los Angeles Unified School District.

Blog #31 Top Cops Favor Concealed Weapon Permits for Citizens? (8 min) Arizona Sheriff Joe Arpaio, OC Sheriff Mike Carona, LAPD Chief Bratton, Sheriffs Leroy Baca and more debate the issuing of CCWs.

Program Number #473
Blog #32
Karl Rove & Corporate America Pandering to Latinos? (12 min) Coverage of the National Council of La Raza convention in Los Angeles, Featuring Karl Rove, Executives from Wal-Mart, Shell Oil, Bank of America and many delegates to the convention voicing their opinions.

Blog #34. Gangs + Airports = Terrorists? Sheriffs Sgt. Richard Valdemar (ret) describes the rival gang graffiti found in the cargo holds of airliners by the baggage handlers who have not bee screened properly. He relates how gang members and terrorist have already been found to work together and warns of the danger to airplanes.


Full Disclosure™ host Leslie Dutton moderates the video news blogs and asks viewers to participate in a survey on the topics. Cable viewers are encouraged to call a toll free number 1-800-867-7777 to leave their comments and votes on issues. Cable channel guide is listed by community and air times on the website. In 2002 the program was recognized by the Academy of Television Arts and Sciences with a local public affairs Emmy Award for the series entitled “L.A.’s War Against Terrorism” featuring LAPD Chief Bernard Parks, L. A .Sheriff Leroy Baca, LAPD Captain Ken Hillman and L. A. Councilman Mark Ridley-Thomas.

Sunday, September 24, 2006

Negligent OC Registrar Will Run November Election, Citizens Angry (Video News Blogs 10-12 min)


Orange County, CA. Watch angry citizen campaign leaders describe what the Voter Registrar Neal Kelly did wrong to two separate campaigns. Now, according to widespread news reports http://301url.com/4vc the Los Angeles Times article stated "The report found that Kelley allowed school district officials to view signature petitions in violation of state law — an error Kelley previously admitted — and erred when he told district officials that signature verification and a special recall election would cost the district hundreds of thousands of dollars". So now he has been found negligent in his handling of the CUSD Recall petition campaign in a report commissioned by the Board of Supervisors and is bracing for an unprecedented and growing onslaught of criticism, as he has been entrusted to run the November elections. Read the full report here.

In two short Full Disclosure Video News Blogs, citizens document the many complaints against the Registrar cited during the campaign.
  • First view this 12 minute FREE video on the CUSD Recall irregularities at the URL:http://www.fulldisclosure.net/VideoBlogs/VideoBlogs24.php
  • Second view this ten-minute video news blog, the Full Disclosure Network™ of interviews with a cavalcade of angry citizens who say the OC Registrar has provided them with faulty voter registration data, undermining their confidence in the ability of the County to conduct accurate or fair elections. The FREE video news blog is available for viewing at the URL: http://www.fulldisclosure.net/flash/VideoBlogs/VideoBlog27.php “On Demand” 24/7 as a public service of the Full Disclosure Network™.

CITIZENS WORRY OVER CORRUPTED DATA BASE

Appearing in the video are representatives from the ”Newporters for Responsible Government“ (NRG) Spokesman John Buttolph, Campaign Organizer Tom Billings, and Initiative Coordinator Liz Vitale. The NRG group describes a corrupted voter registration database that was provided to them by the Voter Registrar’s Office that caused confusion and delay on their signature gathering. The group is attempting to qualify an initiative in the City of Newport Beach that would mandate voter approval on COPs (Certificate of Participation Bonds) to finance public projects. NRG expressed concerns in two letters to the Registrar, requesting fairness be exercised when validating their petitions and signatures.

CUSD RECALL CAMPAIGN AGREES

Also in the video, corruption of the voter database was substantiated by leaders of the CUSD Recall Campaign; Tom Russell, Spokesman and Jennifer Beall, campaign organizer, who describe in the video the similar problems they encountered with the Orange County Registrar’s office. In December of 2005, the Registrar invalidated a high percentage of voter signatures declaring the petitions did not qualify to recall all seven CUSD Trustees.

OC REGISTRAR/COUNTY COUNSEL REFUSE TO COMMENT

When contacted for a statement and explanation Acting OC Registrar Neal Kelly refused to be interviewed, nor would he provide an official statement acknowledging the problems. Kelly referred the news media to the County Counsel’s office for a response and ordered his employees not to talk to the media. Senior Deputy County Counsel Ann Fletcher did provide a written statement to the Full Disclosure Network™ …“the Registrar will not prepare the requested statement” and cited the Public Records Act as the authority.


Hosted by Leslie Dutton, Full Disclosure™ is a public affairs television program that is billed as “the news behind the news” and featured on 43 cable systems and the worldwide Internet website http://www.fulldisclosure.net/. In 2002 the program was presented with a public affairs Emmy Award from the Academy of Television Arts and Sciences entitled “L.A.’s War Against Terrorism”. Channels and airtimes can be found on the website.

Thursday, September 21, 2006

Sunday's TV Special: L.A. Mayor's "Power Grab" for $chools on Cable Access Channel LA 36



Los Angeles, CA On Sunday, September 24, 2006 from 8-9 p.m. L.A. Cable Channel 36 will feature the full, two-part Full Disclosure series on the Mayoral take over of the Los Angeles Unified School District citywide and it will be repeated on Monday, September 25th from 4-5 p.m. The series features Mayor Antonio Villaraigosa and his Chief Legal Counsel Tom Saenz as they are confronted with raucous opposition, led by LAUSD Superintendent Roy Romer in a State Assembly hearing and presentations before the L. A. C ity Council. Opponents have described the Mayor's actions as "power grab” involving billions of taxpayers dollars intended for the Los Angeles Unified School District.

This special Full Disclosure Network™ cable television series features all the major players and is being shown on 43 cable sytems. A FREE seven minute video preview of the two-part series is available here 24/7, on demand, as a public service.Issues that are hotly debated in this two-part special program are the major components addressed in AB 1381 sponsored by Assembly Speaker Fabian Nunez that is awaiting the Governor’s signature soon, they include:

  1. Consolidation of power in an appointed Superintendent
  2. Setting up a new bureaucracy known as the “Council of Mayors”
  3. Control through the Mayor’s Community Partnership

Those featured in the video are:

  • Mayor Antonio Villaraigosa
  • Roy Romer, LAUSD Superintendent
  • Gloria Romero, State Senator
  • Tom Saenz, Chief Counsel to the Mayor
  • Jackie Goldberg, Member, California State Assembly
  • Kevin Reed, LAUSD General Counsel
  • Fabian Nunez, California Assembly Speaker
  • Marlene Cantor, President L.A. Board of Education
  • Scott Folsom, President 10th District PTA
  • Alex Padilla, Los Angeles City Councilman
  • Gerry Miller, Chief Legislative Analyst, L.A. City
  • Gene Krischer, Friends of the Children
  • Bernard Parks, Los Angeles City Council
  • Marebelle Delatorre, City of San Fernando Council Member
  • Other highlights include:

    • The California State Assembly Bill 1381 was proposed to give power over the funds and the schools to the Los Angeles Mayor and to take power from the elected School Board members.
    • In this video many of the critical points are debated while legal experts predict the legislation is unconstitutional and will be invalidated if approved and signed into law.
    • The complete one hour, two-part special Full Disclosure™ series features behind the scenes skirmishes not reported by the mainstream media, that including portions of a letter from Fresno Mayor Autry and major players involved in the power struggle.
    • Assembly Education Committee Chairperson Jackie Goldberg loses control of the meeting to members of the audience who object to statements made by State Senator Gloria Romero and the Mayor’s Chief Legal Counsel.

    Billed as “the news behind the news” the Full Disclosure Network™ is an independent, educational, public affairs cable program featured on 43 cable systems and the worldwide Internet website http://www.fulldisclosure.net/ Hosted by Leslie Dutton, who in 2002 was presented with a public affairs Emmy Award from the Academy of Television Arts and Sciences for their series entitled “L.A.’s War Against Terrorism”. Channels and airtimes can be found on the website.

    Sunday, September 17, 2006

    BACA vs ARPAIO, SHERIFFS DEBATE WHO’S GOT TOUGHER JAILS? : Watch Video News Blog (7 min)

    Los Angeles, CA. Arizona’s Maricopa County Sheriff Joe Arpaio and L. A. County Sheriff Leroy Baca take each other to task over how they must deal with operating their respective jail systems in a seven minute Full Disclosure Network™ video news blog. The video is available FREE, 24/7, on demand at the as a public service and viewers are encouraged to leave their comments and join the discussion.

    Sheriff Joe Arpaio is often referred to as "the Toughest Sheriff in America” because he houses jail inmates in Korean war tents on the desert in temperatures that reach up to 140 degrees in the summer time. In this video he boasts about spending only 30 cents a day, per inmate, for meals saying he hopes they will never come back to jail once released. He challenges Sheriff Baca’s early release program by inviting him to send the overflow of inmates from L. A. to Maricopa County where he proudly displays a vacancy sign and promotes the austere accomodations for the 10,000 plus inmates in his jails.

    Sheriff Baca points out that criminals in Los Angeles county jails are tougher and more violent and make Sheriff Joe’s jails look like a “summer camp”. Baca points out that in L.A. County jails there are 1,200 murderers waiting for trial and 4,000 gang members who commit 500 murders a year. Baca also says that Sheriff Joe’s criminals are mild compared to those in L. A., that they have committed lesser offenses and are not the hard core criminals such as in Los Angeles County jails.

    This short video news blog demonstrates the striking contrast in policies and attitude in Arizona and California. The Sheriffs offer their own rationalization for circumstances in their jails. At the close of the video news blog viewers are asked to participate in a survey on which policies are best.

    Full Disclosure Network’s™ regular cable and Internet television programs are featured on 43 cable television systems and video streamed on the Internet at the website http://www.fulldisclosure.net/. Channels and airtimes are listed here.

    The Full Disclosure™ program is billed as “the news behind the news.” In 2002 host Leslie Dutton was presented with a local public affairs Emmy by the Academy of Television Arts and Sciences for the series entitled “L.A.’s War Against Terrorism”. Dutton has been conducting interviews for the past fourteen years with local, state and national law enforcement officials in order to inform the public on critical police policies and procedures.

    Saturday, September 16, 2006

    Sunday TV Special: L. A. Cable Access Channel 36 to Expose: "Why Are We Losing the War Against Gangs"



    Los Angeles, CA. From 8 to 9 pm on Sunday, September 17, 2006 the L. A. Cable Channel 36 will feature a two-part Full Disclosure program exposing why the war against gangs is failing. This program will air city wide throughout Los Angeles and other cable access channels throughout California and the worldwide Internet. Featuring L.A. County Sheriff Sgt. Richard Valdemar (ret) a 33 year veteran and internationally recognized gang expert. A FREE eight minute preview of the programs can be found here at the URL: http://www.fulldisclosure.net/flash/468-469.php on demand, 24/7, as a public service of the The Full Disclosure Network.

    Summary of Part 1 & 2 of the Valdemar interview:

    • Failure of law enforcement to conduct gang/terrorist intelligence due to fear of civil rights lawsuits
    • Gang members working with terrorists have been documented in Southern California
    • Young people have positive vs negative reactions to police tactics
    • Sheriff's OSS gang program successfully dismantled gangs, elected officials destroyed the program.
    • Sheriffs Department now sending in teams to put out gang fires
    • Criminal illegal aliens are exporting gangs to other countries, smuggling drugs and humans
    • Criminal illegal aliens are producing false documents enabling re-entry to the U.S.
    • Gangs are joining the military, gang graffiti has been found on buildings in Iraq
    • Military is teaching gang members new skills that are used on the streets of the U.S.
    • Local law enforcement no longer has undercover operations of subversive groups
    • Three Strikes law does not apply to criminal illegal aliens.
    • Gang graffiti in airline cargo holds is an invitation for terrorist bombs
    • Need to return to monitoring subversive groups and gang dismantling programs.

    The entire four-part interview with the former Sgt. Richard Valdemar will be featured on 43 cable systems with previews on the Internet at www.fulldisclosure.net. The Full Disclosure Network™ is known as “the news behind the news” and is an independent, educational, public affairs cable program hosted by Leslie Dutton. In 2002 the FDN program was presented with a public affairs Emmy Award from the Academy of Television Arts and Sciences for their series entitled “L.A.’s War Against Terrorism”. Channels and airtimes can be found on the website.

    Sunday, September 10, 2006

    Watch Video News Blogs on Hot Topics Featured on Cable TV & Internet



    Los Angeles, CA The Full Disclosure Network™ presents three controversial Video News Blogs on 43 cable television systems and right here on the Internet. Topics and titles for the three Video News Blogs featured today are:

    • Sheriffs Blame Feds Before Pitchess Jail Riots
    • Battle for Billions: Take-Over or Break UP the LAUSD
    • Top Cops Debate Three Strikes (Baca vs Bratton)

    These Video News Blogs are moderated by Emmy Award winning host Leslie Dutton and feature prominent law enforcement officials, debating the “pros and cons” on “Red Hot” Issues of the day. Following each video news blog viewers are invited to participate in an interactive survey by either calling the 1-800-867-7777 Full Disclosure Town Hall (toll free) number or by going to the website at http://www.fulldisclosure.net/ where they can vote leave comments that add to the debate. These Video News Blogs are currently featured on the Full Disclosure Network™ website free “On Demand” 24/7, as a public service.


    WATCH VIDEOS NOW…..CLICK ON THE TITLES BELOW

    • Video News Blog #21 (7:55 min)Sheriffs Blame Feds Before Pitchess Jail Riots L. A. County Sheriff Leroy Baca, Orange County Sheriff Mike Carona and the late Sheriff Sherman Block all reveal how the Federal government’s policies are impacting the local jails and prisons.
    • Video News Blog #18 (7:16 min)Battle for Billions: Take-Over or Break UP the LAUSD Exclusive video clips of prominent officials including City Controller Laura Chick, Cardinal Roger Mahony and LAUSD investigators suggest why major political forces are attempting to win control over the BILLIONS of taxpayers dollars being spent by the Los Angeles Unified School District
    • Video News Blog #21 (8:27 min)Top Cops Debate Three Strikes (Baca vs Bratton) Politicians announce a drop in the crime statistics, which sets off a debate as to why. Sheriff Leroy Baca says Three Strikes has made a big difference, while LAPD Chief William Bratton says it has not. Author of Three Strikes law former Assemblyman Bill Jones explains the intent and the scope of the law.


    The Full Disclosure™ video news blogs are billed as "the news behind the news" and featured on 43 cable television systems and the Internet. Channels and airtimes are available on the website at http://www.fulldisclosure.net/ Since 1992 the Full Disclosure™ program has featured prominent guests including most of the U. S. Attorneys General, Special Prosecutors and Independent Counsels involved in Presidential Investigations, as well as Police Chiefs, Sheriffs, Civil Rights lawyers and citizen activists, journalists and other government officials from local, State and Federal agencies.

    Wednesday, September 06, 2006

    TV Series To Reveal Billions At Stake In L.A.Mayor's School Take-Over: Watch Internet Preview Video (7 min)



    Los Angeles, CA Mayor Antonio Villaraigosa and his Chief Legal Counsel Tom Saenz are confronted with raucous opposition to what has been widely described as a “power grab” involving billions of taxpayers dollars intended for the Los Angeles Unified School District. In a special Full Disclosure Network™ cable television series on 43 California cable systems all the major players are featured. A FREE seven minute video preview of the two-part series is available here 24/7, on demand, as a public service.
    Issues that are hotly debated in this two-part special program are the major components addressed in AB 1381 sponsored by Assembly Speaker Fabian Nunez that is awaiting the Governor’s signature soon, they include:

    1. Consolidation of power in an appointed Superintendent that answers to both the School Board and a new “Council of Mayors”
    2. Setting up a new bureaucracy known as the “Council of Mayors”
    3. Control through the Mayor’s Community Partnership

    Those featured in the video are:

    • Antonio Villaraigosa, L.A. Mayor
    • Roy Romer, LAUSD Superintendent
    • Gloria Romero, State Senator
    • Tom Saenz, Chief Counsel to the Mayor
    • Jackie Goldberg, Member, California State Assembly
    • Kevin Reed, LAUSD General Counsel
    • Fabian Nunez, California Assembly Speaker
    • Marlene Cantor, President L.A. Board of Education
    • Scott Folsom, President 10th District PTA
    • Alex Padilla, Los Angeles City Councilman
    • Gerry Miller, Chief Legislative Analyst, L.A. City
    • Gene Krischer, Friends of the Children
    • Bernard Parks, Los Angeles City Council
    • Marebelle Delatorre, City of San Fernando Council Member

    Other highlights include:

    • The California State Assembly Bill 1381 was proposed to give power over the funds and the schools to the Los Angeles Mayor and to take power from the elected School Board members. In this video many of the critical points are debated while legal experts predict the legislation is unconstitutional and will be invalidated if approved and signed into law.
    • The complete one hour, two-part special Full Disclosure™ seriesfeatures behind the scenes skirmishes not reported by the mainstream media, that including portions of a letter from Fresno Mayor Autry and major players involved in the power struggle.
    • Assembly Education Committee Chairperson Jackie Goldberg loses control of the meeting to members of the audience who object to statements made by State Senator Gloria Romero and the Mayor’s Chief Legal Counsel.

    Billed as “the news behind the news” the Full Disclosure Network™ is an independent, educational, public affairs cable program featured on 43 cable systems and the worldwide Internet website http://www.fulldisclosure.net/ Hosted by Leslie Dutton, who in 2002 was presented with a public affairs Emmy Award from the Academy of Television Arts and Sciences for their series entitled “L.A.’s War Against Terrorism”. Channels and airtimes can be found on the website.

    Saturday, August 26, 2006

    Police Intelligence Failures Unite Gangs & Terrorists? Video Preview (8 min)


    Los Angeles, CA. The failure of local law enforcement agencies to gather, monitor and retain intelligence on subversive groups linked to terrorists has created a dangerous climate described in a four-part interview series on gangs, terrorism and immigration.

    According to gang specialist and retired Sergeant Richard Valdemar, a 33 year veteran of the L. A. County Sheriff’s Department most law enforcement agencies routinely destroy intelligence records on subversive groups fearing lawsuits filed by Civil Libertarians. He notes that this is happening at a time when criminal gang members and terrorists have already united in an attempt to bomb a local Synagogue in Southern California.

    The Full Disclosure Network™ is presenting a FREE eight minute preview from the first two half-hour segments of this special four-part interview. Available FREE, on demand, as a public service.

    Summary of Part 1 & 2 of the Valdemar interview:

    • Young people have positive vs negative reactions to police tactics
    • Sheriff's OSS gang program successfully dismantled gangs, elected officials destroyed the program.
    • Sheriffs Department now sending in teams to put out gang fires
    • Criminal illegal aliens are exporting gangs to other countries, smuggling drugs and humans
    • Criminal illegal aliens are producing false documents enabling re-entry to the U.S.
    • Gangs are joining the military, gang graffiti has been found on buildings in Iraq
    • Military is teaching gang members new skills that are used on the streets of the U.S.
    • Police intelligence gathering failure is caused by administration fear of lawsuits by civil libertarians.
    • Local law enforcement no longer has undercover operations of subversive groups
    • Three Strikes law does not apply to criminal illegal aliens.
    • Gang graffiti in airline cargo holds is an invitation for terrorist bombs
    • Need to return to monitoring subversive groups and gang dismantling programs.

    The entire four-part interview with Sgt. Richard Valdemar will be featured on 43 cable systems with previews on the Internet at www.fulldisclosure.net. The Full Disclosure Network™ is known as “the news behind the news” and is an independent, educational, public affairs cable program hosted by Leslie Dutton. In 2002 the FDN program was presented with a public affairs Emmy Award from the Academy of Television Arts and Sciences for their series entitled “L.A.’s War Against Terrorism”. Channels and airtimes can be found on the website.

    Tuesday, August 22, 2006

    L.A. Mayor Brawls for Control of School District: Watch Video (12 min)


    Los Angeles, CA Is the multi-billion dollar budget of LAUSD attracting power hungry politicians to the fight for control? Watch the Full Disclosure Network™ special Video News Blog (12 min) featuring the raucous debate over AB 1381 between the major players in the battle for control over the Los Angeles Unified School District. This video is available on demand, 24/7 as a public service.

    Those featured in the video are:

  • Antonio Villaraigosa, L.A. Mayor
  • Roy Romer, LAUSD Superintendent
  • Gloria Romero, California State Senator
  • Tom Saenz, Chief Counsel to the Mayor
  • Jackie Goldberg, Member, California State Assembly
  • Kevin Reed, LAUSD General Counsel
  • Fabian Nunez, California Assembly Speaker
  • Marlene Cantor, President L.A. Board of Education
  • Scott Folsom, President 10th District PTA
  • Alex Padilla, Los Angeles City Councilman
  • Gerry Miller, Chief Legislative Analyst, L.A. City
  • Gene Krischer, Friends of the Children

  • The California State Assembly Bill 1381 was proposed to give power over the funds and the schools to the Los Angeles Mayor and to take power from the elected School Board members. In this video many of the critical points are debated while legal experts predict the legislation is unconstitutional and will be invalidated if approved and signed into law.

    Full Disclosure™ has assembled video clips from a public hearing of the Assembly Public Education Committee, conducted by Chairman Jackie Goldberg, plus clips from the five-hour discussion on this issue by the Los Angeles City Council. Featured are searing debates between angry citizens and the Mayor’s Chief Counsel Tom Saenz and LAUSD General Counsel Kevin Reed.

    LA City Councilman Alex Padilla concludes with the question “This bill is concerned with HOW to take control. But I haven’t heard the answer to the question: ‘Then what?’ Then what will the Mayor do to improve the schools?” This question remains unanswered.

    Billed as “the news behind the news” the Full Disclosure Network™ is an independent, educational, public affairs cable program featured on 43 cable systems and the worldwide Internet website http://www.fulldisclosure.net/ Hosted by Leslie Dutton, who in 2002 was presented with a public affairs Emmy Award from the Academy of Television Arts and Sciences for their series entitled “L.A.’s War Against Terrorism”. Channels and airtimes can be found on the website.

    Sunday, August 20, 2006

    CITIZENS FIGHT CITY HALL & NON-VOTER APPROVED COP BONDS: Internet Video (8 min)


    Newport Beach, CA. – Angry citizens and taxpayers in Orange County are featured in an 8 minute FULL DISCLOSURE™ Internet video preview, describing why they have been challenging the proposed financing for construction of a new City Hall using Certificates of Participation (COP) bonds, without voter approval. This video preview is available FREE, on demand, 24/7 as a public service.

    Newporters for Responsible Government (NRG) is formed:
    In an unprecedented campaign attacking the Bond financing mechanism used to side step voter approval and Proposition 13, attorney John Buttolph, Real Estate broker Tom Billings and former “Big Four” accountant turned CFO Chris Harano formed a committee known as the Newporters for Responsible Government (NRG) to qualify a ballot initiative to require all COP Bonds to be approved by the voters. Currently all general obligation bonds must be approved by voters in the State of California.

    Contributing factors that prompted the NRG actions to challenge the City Hall are:

    • Project approved before receiving public input
    • Unsatisfactory location for community access
    • Objections to the size of the project
    • Financing method circumvented public approval

    Orange County Registrar Questioned on Handling Petitions

    • Suspicious handling of petitions by the OC Registrar raised concerns
    • Petitions submitted to Registrar were deemed inadequate
    • City fails to place measure on the ballot
    • Watch Ten Minute Video on Registrar/Petition Process Irregularities
    • Citizens document problems with OC Registrar
    • Problems with voter data base
    • Question election integrity
    • Disqualifying authentic voter signatures
    • Non responsive Officials, Registrar & Board of Supervisors

    City Hall Project Halted, Registrar of Voters to be Investigated.
    Following the NRG committees petition campaign, Newport City Council temporarily stopped the project from going forward, to allow citizen input. While the project and the financing are still pending, a citizens oversight committee is studying the issue, with the goal of winning public support. Simultaneously, the Orange County Board of Supervisors has ordered an investigation of the Registrar of Voters regarding the handling of Recall petitions in nearby Capistrano Unified School District.

    Hosted by Leslie Dutton, the Full Disclosure Network™ public affairs television programs are featured on 43 cable systems and the worldwide Internet website http://www.fulldisclosure.net/. A lengthy series on the Los Angeles Unified School District’s Belmont Learning Center focused on the use of COP Bonds in 2004-2005. And, in 2002 the program was presented with a public affairs Emmy Award from the Academy of Television Arts and Sciences entitled "L.A.'s War Against Terrorism" which was presented by the Academy of Television Arts and Sciences. Channels and airtimes can be found on the website.

    Watch Video on Half Billion Dollar School in Los Angeles: Belmont: The Black Hole of School Construction


    Los Angeles, CA. The Full Disclosure Network™ presents a three (3) minute video preview of a two-part series entitled, “Belmont: The Black Hole of School Construction” available FREE on the Internet at the URL: http://www.fulldisclosure.net/flash/444-5_belmontblackhole_preview.php “On Demand” 24/7, as a public service.

    This preview of a special series exposes the Los Angeles Unified School District's (LAUSD) Belmont Learning Center fiasco with exclusive video footage of all the major players involved in the planning, development, financing and investigations of the most notorious school construction project in the United States, they are:

    • Steve Cooley , L.A. County District Attorney
    • Jim McConnell, LAUSD Chief Facilities Executive
    • Anthony Patchett, Belmont Prosecutor, Special Assistant. D.A. (ret)
    • Don Mullinax, Inspector General L.A. Unified School District
    • Roger Carrick. Special Legal Counsel to Inspector General
    • Scott Wildman. Chair. CA Legislative Audit Committee
    • Dominic Shambra, Director of Planning & Development LAUSD
    • David Cartwright, Sr. Partner O'Melveny & Myers
    • Dr. Kaye Kilburn, USC Keck School of Medicine, Edgington Chair

    The still incomplete public school is now estimated to have cost almost a half a billion dollars after seven years of investigations, lawsuits and controversy. When the Los Angeles news media ceased covering the Belmont Learning Center debacle the Full Disclosure Network™ (FDN) jumped at the opportunity to cover the story, on videotape, as a PUBLIC SERVICE. Belmont was only 60% complete and had an estimated cost of $175 million to $228 million. Most public officials and the news media had pronounced the project a “dead issue". That could not have been farther from the truth.


    Following the LAUSD Board vote to complete the Belmot project costs continue to escalate. Demolition of the new and never occupied buildings located on an earthquake fault and costly re-reconstruction began in December of 2004. A one hundred-thirty-two million dollar million remediation for the methane and hydrogen sulfide gases has been planned but as of December 2005, not yet approved by the State of California.


    Just fifteen days after the 2005 Full Disclosure Network™ series entitled “Belmont: The Black Hole of School Construction” was first shown on Southern California Cable channels, Jim Mc Connell announced his intention to leave the LAUSD. As Chief Executive of the Facilities Division Mc Connell was featured in the FDN series saying, “the days of Belmont are over”. However, mistaken he was, as the days of Belmont are far from finished.


    Here are a few of the revelations in Belmont: The Black Hole of school construction:

    • What lawsuit blocked BB Bond funds from being used to build Belmont?
    • Why was the site (an old oil field) purchased “as is”?
    • How did LAUSD Raise the first $92 million to pay for Belmont?
    • Why was construction on Belmont stopped when only 60% complete?
    • Who stopped the construction?
    • LAUSD had to change State laws to win approval for Belmont, why?

    The Full Disclosure network™ produces public affairs programming, billed as “the news behind the news” since 1992. In 2002 the Academy of Television Arts and Sciences presented a public affairs Emmy to host Leslie Dutton for the special series entitled “L. A.’s War Against Terrorism" Featured on over 40 cable systems and the Internet, worldwide on http://www.fulldisclosure.net/ , Channels and air times are listed on the website

    Sunday, August 13, 2006

    Video: Gangs & Terrorists Threaten Airports....Video News Blog (7 min)


    Los Angeles, CA. In a seven minute Full Disclosure Network™ Video News Blog United States Attorney Debra Yang and retired L. A. County Sheriff Sergeant Richard Valdemar discuss the problems of gang members and illegal foreign nationals working as airport baggage handlers and in high security areas of airports and who have access to the tarmacs and commercial airliners. This video is available FREE, on demand, 24/7 as a public service.

    Airport Security Scrambles
    While U. S. airport security officials are scrambling to confiscate toiletries, baby formula and personal beverages from airline passengers, it would appear an even greater danger lurks behind the scenes in airline operations.


    Terrorist Access to Airports
    One suspect recently arrested in the terrorist plot to bomb airliners bound for the United States, was reported to have full access to Heathrow Airport. The real threat of terrorist acts being perpetrated by gang members and foreign nationals working for the airlines has not drawn much media attention, yet experts have expressed concern and airline management contend they cannot inquire as to an applicant's affiliation with a gang or any other organization.

    Richard Valdemar, retired after 33 years with the L. A. County Sheriff’s Department OSS gang detail. He describes some the following concerns about airport safety:
    • Drug oriented, rival gangs employed by airlines, having access to the cargo holds.
    • Rival gang signs have been found present inside the cargo holds
    • Danger of guns and gang shoot-outs in close proximity to the airplanes
    • Lack of background checks by airlines
    • Hiring of foreign nationals, illegal immigrants for baggage handling

    U.S. Attorney Debra Yang told Full Disclosure Network™ (FDN) that 80 illegal immigrants were arrested (and prosecuted) who worked at Los Angeles International Airport, after 9/11 for the following:

    • Falsifying employment documents
    • Unreported prior criminal convictions
    • Falsely claiming resident and citizenship status
    • Working in security positions without proper background checks

    Billed as “the news behind the news” the Full Disclosure Network™ is an independent, educational, public affairs cable program featured on 43 cable systems and the worldwide Internet website http://www.fulldisclosure.net/, Hosted by Leslie Dutton, in 2002 the program was presented with a public affairs Emmy Award from the Academy of Television Arts and Sciences for their series entitled “L.A.’s War Against Terrorism”. Channels and airtimes can be found on the website.


    Wednesday, August 09, 2006

    Full Disclosure Network™ Wants Due Process & Hearing on Public Cable Channel Ouster (6 min Video News Blog)


    Los Angeles, CA Full Disclosure Network™ presents a six minute Video News Blog featuring a chronology of events leading up to the abrupt termination of the Emmy Award winning public affairs program from the L. A. CityView Cable Channel 35 last June. Host Leslie Dutton appeals to viewers of the program on public cable channels and the Internet to join in the campaign to find out the real reasons why the public service program was terminated.


    COMMUNITY OUTCRY:
    Appearing in this video news blog are community leaders who testified in support of the Full Disclosure Network™ at a July 27, 2006 meeting of the Los Angeles Municipal Access Policy Board that oversees operations of CityView Channel 35. The video features clips of their requests for a full investigation and hearing. Those testifying are:

    • Don Schultz, past president Van Nuys Neighborhood Council, & Homeowers Association
    • David Hernandez, North Hollywood Neighborhood Association
    • Dave Bradford, Silverlake/Echo Park Resident
    • Gil Wong, member Lakeview Terrace Improvement Assn.
    • Leslie Dutton, Producer/Host of the Full Disclosure Network™

    PROGRAMMING PROVIDED AS A PUBLIC SERVICE
    Since 1992 the Full Disclosure™ program has been featured on CityView Channel 35, without cost to the City, as a public service at the request of various City Departments, agencies and Council members. The Full Disclosure Network™ is an educational, non-profit organization. In 2002, the Academy of Television Arts & Sciences presented host Leslie Dutton with a public affairs Emmy Award for their series entitled “L.A.’s War Against Terrorism”, featuring LAPD Chief Bernard Parks, LAPD Lt. Ken Hillman, L.A. Councilman Mark Ridley-Thomas and L.A. County Sheriff Leroy Baca, covering how government agencies would work together following 9/11.


    VIEWERS URGED TO HELP
    At the conclusion of this video news blog the Full Disclosure Network™ requests viewers to call the following people and ask why the program was removed from the channel.

    • Tony Ighani Station Manager at 213-485-7561
    • Bernard Parks, Council District 8 at 213-473-7008


    CONFLICTING TERMINATION LETTERS?
    This June 14, 2006 termination letter clearly states the immediate termination was due to “contentious content” while an Email sent by Councilman Bernard Parks to Producer Leslie Dutton contradicted the letter, stating he had not pulled his sponsorship of the program. It is hoped that the real reasons will be revealed at a full hearing on the matter to be held in October.

    The Full Disclosure Network™ can be seen on 43 cable systems and the Internet. Billed as “the news behind the news” programs feature critical issues rarely addressed in depth in the regular news media.

    Sunday, August 06, 2006

    NEWPORT BEACH: THE REAL “OC”: Watch Video Preview (12 minutes)

    Los Angeles, CA. Is the city of Newport Beach the sexy, Shangri-La depicted in the Real OC TV program? Or is it like every other city—struggling with bureaucracy, political infighting and beleaguered city services? Full Disclosure Network™, presents “the news behind the news” in a 12 minute video preview of a two-part interview with Newport Beach Mayor Don Webb, to find out what the real Newport Beach is really like.

    Mayor Webb offers a behind the scenes political history of this popular beach resort on this its 100th birthday. He also shares with Full Disclosure™ the struggles of the city to remain progressive and modern while under pressure not to over-develop and destroy its leisure quality of life.

    Responding to questions from Emmy Award winning host Leslie Dutton, Mayor Webb revealed that the current city council is made up of several people who have a background in real estate development and public financing. In fact, Mayor Webb admits he has been accused of being pro-development. But, then he is adamant that he is equally concerned about protecting the quality of life in Newport Beach.

    This is the first of a four part-Full Disclosure™ series on the City of Newport Beach, it’s history, centennial, politics and future and is to be featured on 43 cable systems and the Internet at http://www.fulldisclosure.net/ In 2002 the Academy of Television Arts and Sciences presented an Emmy Award for the Full Disclosure Series entitled “L.A.’s War Against Terrorism” featuring City officials from Los Angeles on how they planned to work together to wage the war on terror.