Saturday, June 24, 2006

Watch Video of Civil Rights Attorney Stephen Yagman On The Courts, LAPD & Fellow Civil Rights Attorneys


Los Angeles, CA — Civil Rights Attorney Stephen Yagman is featured in a controversial eight minute Internet video on the Full Disclosure Network™ where he uses vivid, colorful and even profane language while taking on the entire justice system. The video is available FREE, 24/7, on demand, as a public service at http://www.fulldisclosure.net/flash/yagman.php as he speaks disparagingly of his fellow civil rights attorneys and of the California Supreme Court which he says is basically a “cesspool” consisting of six hacks and one wonderful justice.”


CITY COUNCIL FAILS TO CONTROL LAPD?
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.


PARTISIAN POLITICS?
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”.


USES EXPLETIVES
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 "I have never spoken a foul word in a court room but privately I have a foul mouth."

EMMY AWARD WINNING
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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