Sunday, July 30, 2006

Watch LAPD Officials Speak Out on Illegals & Special Order 40

Los Angeles, CA — In the City which at one time declared itself a “sanctuary” for illegal aliens, former LAPD Chief Daryl Gates describes in a two part Full Disclosure™ series 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. Here is a FREE nine minute video preview of the series available on the internet 24/7, on demand, as a public service of the Full Disclosure Network.
The primary focus of the series is the LAPD's Special Order 40 policy of don't ask, don't tell when dealing with illegal immigrants that was enacted in 1979 under LAPD Chief Daryl Gates and continues to this day.

Appearing in the video series are:

  • L. A. County Sheriffs Sherman Block and Leroy Baca

  • LAPD Chief Daryl Gates

  • LAPD Chief Bayan Lewis

  • LAPD Chief Bernard Parks

  • Assistant LAPD Chief (ret) David Gascon (commentator)

  • Deputy LAPD Chief Art Lopez (ret)

  • Police Commission Presidents David Cunningham, Rick Caruso, Edith Perez

  • L. A. County Supervisor Mike Antonovich

  • Los Angeles City Councilman Ernani Bernardi

  • INS District Director Richard K. Rogers

Featured in this preview are exclusive video clips from Full Disclosure™ interviews conducted over the last ten years with the high ranking government officials directly involved in the controversial Special Order 40 policy. Both Daryl Gates and L. A. County Supervisor Mike Antonovich describe tragic circumstances where police officers died at the hands of criminals 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.”

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

This preview of a two-part series is currently featured on on the world wide internet. Copies of the complete transcript and one hour DVD are available from the web site

The 2002 Emmy Award winner, host Leslie 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.

Billed as "the news behind the news" the non-profit, educational program is featured on 43 cable systems. Video News Blogs on the same topics solicit viewers to participate in surveys on the issue and to leave their comments and participate in the discussion in the comment section of the blog below the streaming video.

Wednesday, July 26, 2006

Full Disclosure Network™ to appeal Termination by Public Cable Channel

Los Angeles CA The abrupt termination of Emmy award winning Full Disclosure™ public affairs television program on the Los Angeles CityView Channel 35 has prompted appeal of the action to Municipal Access Policy Board, a City entity under auspices of the Los Angeles Information Technology Agency (ITA). Watch this 2 mintue video on what happened

On Thursday, July 27, 2006 at 12:30 p.m. Leslie Dutton, Producer and Host of the Full Disclosure program, will appear before Municipal Access Policy Board at their quarterly meeting, to request a appeal of the city channel's staff decision.

Since 1992 the Full Disclosure program has been featured on the L. A. CityView Channel at no cost to the City, as a public service. Over the years the program has been sponsored on the channel by the following City offices:

*Los Angeles Police Department
*Elected Charter Reform Commission
*Police Commission (Re-appointment of the Chief Series)
*Councilman Dennis Zine
*Councilman Bernard Parks (weekly 1 hour Sat. 12 to 1 p.m.)

The Municipal Access Policy Board is a little known commission that provides oversight and authorization to CityView Government Channel 35. The channel is provided by cable companies to the City as part of their franchise agreements and as such, is considered a public resource.

In 2002 the Academy of Arts and Sciences presented a public affairs Emmy Award to Leslie Dutton, host of the Full Disclosure™ program for the series “L.A.’s War Against Terrorism” featuring LAPD Chief Bernard Parks, Police Union Director Lt. Ken Hillman, L.A. Councilman Mark-Ridley Thomas and L. A. County Sheriff Leroy Baca.

Here is a sampling of the prominent Los Angeles officials who have appeared on the show:

* LAPD Chiefs from Ed Davis to William Bratton,
* Assistant Chiefs, Deputy Chiefs
* LAPD Commanders
* Councilmen, Garcetti, Ridley-Thomas, Parks, Braude, Miscikowski, Zine
* LAPD Commission Presidents Sheinbaum, Fischer, Perez, Cunningham, Caruso
* District Attorneys Gil Garcetti and Steve Cooley
* Prosecutors, Civil Libertarians, Defense Attorneys

Billed as the “the news behind the news” Full Disclosure™ is featured on 43 cable channels and video streamed on the Internet. Channels and airtimes are listed on the website at all provided as a public service to government, educational and public channels.

Sunday, July 23, 2006

Corporations + La Raza = Open Borders: Video News Blog (12 min)

Los Angeles, CA In a twelve minute Video News Blog, the Full Disclosure Network™ presents "the news behind the news" covering the last day of the National Council of La Raza (NCLR) convention in Los Angeles on July 11, 2006. This video reveals the goals of the multi-national Corporate sponsors and the National Council of La Raza.

So what do multi-national Corporations have in common with the National Council of La Raza (non-profit social,activist groups)? Full Disclosure™ discovered what may be the answer to that question when participants at the NCLR convention described the exciting prospect of nurturing, cultivating and encouraging the populous Hispanic forces in America to push for:

  • Merging the United States, Mexico and Canada into an economic union, Open Borders.
  • Free flow of capital, goods, labor, and services.
  • North American Economic Union aka "a common market economy."
  • Compete with the European Common Market.


You judge for yourself by watching Full Disclosure Network's™ coverage of the National Council of La Raza (NCLR) Convention. This video contains excerpts of presentations the mainstream media failed to cover. Included in the video are:

  • Corporate sponsors pitching to the Hispanic audience, including Bank of America pitch for money transfers to Mexico.
  • Excerpts from Karl Rove, White House strategist on the Administration’s Immigration reform policy, touts temporary worker program.
  • Reactions to Rove from a sampling of attendees representing Latino and migrant rights organizations.
  • Video clips from interviews with Nativo Lopez, president of MAPA, retired Sergeant Richard Valdemar a gang/drug expert who served 33 years in the L. A. County Sheriff's Department.

Known as "the news behind the news" the Full Disclosure Network™ is featured on 43 cable television systems and video streamed on the Internet at In 2002 the Academy of Television Arts and Sciences presented host Leslie Dutton with an Emmy for the 2001 public affairs series entitled "L.A.'s War Against Terrorism". In 2000 the first Full Disclosure Forum was held in Washington D.C. entitled "The Prosecutor & The Presidency" featuring former U. S. Attorneys General and Special and Independent Prosecutors on how America investigates the Presidency.

Thursday, July 20, 2006


Councilman Bernard Parks

Los Angeles, CA The removal of the Emmy Award winning Full Disclosure™ program from a public cable channel has sparked a number of complaint calls to the City Government Channel, thus prompting the management to refer complaints to the Council Sponsor of the program who they say was solely responsible terminating the program.

Full Disclosure Network™ is now presenting a 2 minute Video News Alert on their web site, encouraging viewers to express their concerns and urging the program to be restored to the channel line up. The video contains an exclusive one minute tape recorded response from Tony Ighani, Station Manager of the L.A. CityView Channel 35. In the message, Ighani is referring calls from citizens complaining about the abrupt termination of the Full Disclosure™ program on the channel to Councilman Bernard Parks District 8 office by calling 213-473-7008.

The response of the CityView Channel raises questions as to why the program was terminated: no specific allegations of impropriety were cited. The Full Disclosure Network™ —an educational, non-profit organization—has been providing public affairs programming to the CityView Channel, free of charge, as a public service since 1992.

The following June 14, 2006 termination letter was sent by Councilman Bernard Parks office, citing that the Full Disclosure™ program had aired “recent programs with contentious content” and therefore was terminating his sponsorship immediately. This curious Email was sent by Parks to Producer Leslie Dutton, raising more questions than it answered due to the conflicting accounts.

Sunday, July 16, 2006

Toughest Sheriff in America ..Jails & Illegal Immigrants (6 min Video)

Los Angeles, CA In a two-part interview Full Disclosure Network™ host Leslie Dutton discovers the reasons why Maricopa County Arizona Sheriff Joe Arpaio is considered the “Toughest Sheriff In America” and the only Sheriff arresting illegal immigrants who are paying to be smuggled into the United States.

A six (6) minute video preview of this interview is available for viewing now, FREE, “on demand” 24/7, as a public service of the Full Disclosure Network™. Also included in the video is an interview with Giles Liddell, II one of the Sheriff's Posse members who explains why he volunteered to arrest illegal immigrants.

A few issues covered in the one hour interview:

Sheriff Joe’s Drug Enforcement Agency (DEA) background.
He is known for his infiltration and investigation of drug cartels and he headed operations in both Mexico and Turkey. He has worked with both the President and Attorney General and dealt with Panama’s Noriega and officials in Agentina, just to name a few assignments.

Now he arrests Illegal immigrants.
Under a new anti-smuggling state law, Sheriff Joe is the only law enforcement offical, arresting illegal immigrants using state law. He is building new jails to accommodate them and has 3,000 posse members who are authorized to enforce the law.

Maricopa County is the nation’s 2nd largest Sheriff’s Office.
He employs 3,500 people, 900 of them sworn deputies. He has 10,750 inmates, many of whom are housed in his infamous Tent Jail City, wear pink underwear and serve on chain gangs in public display as part of a program to deter recidivism. He urges the inmates to “Never come back”.

Meals for inmates cost 30 cents a day:
Sheriff Joe brags that he spends $1.00 a day for meals for each of the rescued dogs and cats that he keeps in air conditioned facilities while the two meals a day he provides to the human inmates only costs 30 cents each, apparently to discourage inmates from returning.

Nice Guy or Tough Guy?
Sheriff Joe does not want to be called a nice guy he wants to be called tough. However, he has the only jail facility to offer inmates a program to obtain their GED (high school) diplomas. He has an aggressive drug rehabilitation program and parenting classes for them as well.

Hosted by Leslie Dutton, the Full Disclosure Network™ is an independent public affairs Internet and television program, billed as “the news behind the news” and featured at and on 43 cable systems and the worldwide Internet. In 2002 the program was presented with a public affairs Emmy Award from the Academy of Television Arts and Sciences, Channels and airtimes can be found on the website.

This full, one hour interview (Programs #466 & #467) is featured in its entirety on 43 cable systems and is available on DVD.

Sunday, July 09, 2006

Censorship on Public Channels: Watch Video


Los Angeles, CA The Full Disclosure Network™ is featuring a one minute Video Alert entitled “CENSORSHIP ON PUBLIC CHANNELS” available FREE. In addition to being available 24/7, on demand, on the Internet the video is to be featured in all Full Disclosure™ programs statewide to create public awareness of the impending threat to the First Amendment, Free Speech and political discourse posed by the censorship of public cable channels.


Without any warning or notice the office of L. A City Councilman Bernard Parks, Chairman of the powerful council budget committee notified the management of city-run L. A. City View Channel 35 that his long time sponsorship of the Full Disclosure™ public affairs program was terminated. The letter of termination states “Its recent airing of several episodes contentious content has sparked numerous inquiries from public-access television producers citywide critiquing the integrity of the station and, in-turn the City” The letter did not describe what the offensive contents in the programs were.


The surprising termination letter is in conflict with Bernard Parks long association with the program. He is featured prominently on the Full Disclosure™ website making glowing remarks of praise and endorsement of the show in an eight minute video featuring many nationally prominent individuals, entitled “Mini-Documentary” that can be viewed here. Full Disclosure’s numerous attempts to reach Parks for an explanation were unsuccessful. However, Parks did send this curious email message.

Station Manager Tony Ighani informed Full Disclosure the City View Channel #35 has never received any complaints about the content of the program. And, according to Ighani, Bernard Parks office has yet to produce any documentation of complaints, leading to speculation that the termination may be politically motivated.


Without specifically documenting why he was terminating the Emmy Award winning cable and Internet TV show, Park’s June 14, 2006 letter instructed station management to “please remove our sponsorship of Leslie Dutton’s Full Disclosure™ Program on Channel 35 LACITY View, effective immediately." It also indicates that he will be hand picking a replacement to “fill the void”, saying “As we look forward to supporting other programming, we will ensure that prospective candidates seeking to air their shows operate in a professional manner that doesn’t jeopardize the stature and integrity of the station and the City.” “We should not be in a position whereby we are willingly or otherwise giving the impression of impropriety.”


“This is an alarming and shocking development that could open the door to widespread censorship and political control of the public cable channels” said Leslie Dutton, producer and host of the Full Disclosure™ program. “Our viewers should be aware that the public channels may be in jeopardy. If politicians can control the public cable channels and silence Full Disclosure™ for controversial content, then certainly freedom and democracy may be in danger too. Just prior to the June election the L. A. City View Channel refused to run our Sheriffs Candidate Forum. It appears there are certain topics someone does not want us to talk about. It may be that Bernard Parks or someone in his office is under pressure to stop us from informing the public.” Dutton said.


For fourteen years the Emmy Award winning Full Disclosure™ public affairs program has been produced as a non-commercial, independent television production, without government support. Until recently the programs have been free from censorship and featured on 43 cable systems on public channels operated by city governments and cable companies throughout California. Ironically Parks appeared in the Full Disclosure 2001-2002 Emmy Award winning series entitled L.A. War Against Terrorism that also featured Councilman Mark Ridley-Thomas, LAPD Captain Ken Hillman and L.A. County Sheriff Leroy Baca.


Full Disclosure™ was first sponsored on City View Channel #35 in 1992, under the auspices of the Los Angeles Police Department, then by the Elected Charter Reform Commission, City Councilman Dennis Zine and finally in 2003 as an elected official Bernard Parks requested a permanent weekly time-slot for the Full Disclosure public affairs programs. These programs have been featured on Saturdays from 12 to 1 p.m. and provided to the City at no cost, as a public service of the non-profit, educational organization Full Disclosure Network. Among the City officials featured on the programs over the past fourteen years are: All the LAPD Chiefs of Police, many City Council members, District Attorneys, LAUSD officials, Board Members and Investigators, City Controller, Police Commission Presidents, Executive Directors and Inspector Generals, just to name a few.

Full Disclosure Network™ is billed as "the news behind the news" and is seen on 43 cable cable television systems and video streamed on the Internet. Channels and airtimes are listed by community from the website.

Saturday, July 01, 2006

Concealed Weapons Win Support from Top Cops: Watch Video News Blog (8 min)

Los Angeles, CA. A growing number of Sheriff’s and Police Officials have joined the debate over Concealed Weapon Permits (CCW) as shown in an eight minute Full Disclosure Network™ Video News Blog featuring high ranking law enforcement officials of the Western United States. The video is available FREE, 24/7, on demand as a public service.

Sheriff Joe Arpaio, Maricopa County Arizona
Sheriff Leroy Baca, L. A. County
LAPD Chief William Bratton
Sheriff Mike Carona, Orange County, CA
Sheriff’s Captain Ray Leyva, L.A. County
Lt. Don Meredith, Glendale Police Dept., CA
Sheriff’s Captain Ken Masse (ret), L.A. County
Sheriff’s Sergeant Paul Jernigan, L.A. County

offering their strong opinions, pro and con on the need to issue CCW (concealed carry weapon) permits.

Sheriffs Sergeant Paul Jernigan stressed the need for citizens to defend themselves in times of civil unrest, citing the L. A. riots of 1992 where police and sheriffs were unable to protect citizens and their businesses. Arizona Sheriff Joe Arpaio goes one step further announcing his new policy, making it mandatory for all his Deputies to carry concealed weapons off duty, instructing them to use if necessary.

Some of these law enforcement officials make compelling arguments in favor of issuing more CCWs and emphasizing the need to have a “right to carry” state policies. LAPD's Bratton defended the need to strictly control, with penalties, citizen access to fire arms.

The Video News Blog provides a striking contrast in between attitudes in Arizona and California law enforcement policies regarding Concealed Weapon Permits (CCWs).

It is illegal to carry a concealed weapon in California without a permit. Permits are issued by the local Sheriff or Police Chief. The criteria for obtaining a CCW permit is based upon the local official law enforcement official’s own policy. In most of the United States “right to carry” laws have been enacted.

Full Disclosure Network’s™ regular cable and Internet television programs are featured on 40 cable television systems and video streamed on the Internet. Channels and airtimes are listed by community from the website.

The Full Disclosure™ 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 Ward Against Terrorism”. Dutton has been conducting interviews for the past thirteen years with local, state and national law enforcement officials in order to inform the public on critical police policies and procedures.