Wednesday, May 31, 2006

L.A. SHERIFFS TARGET OF CAMPAIGN SABOTAGE RESPOND: Exclusive 12 min Video Blog


Los Angeles, CA. Cable studio campaign sabotage caught on video. Watch 12 minute video news blog here; in what has been described as possible sabotage of the race for L. A. County Sheriff, high ranking law enforcement officials were prevented from giving their views in a candidate forum to questions on the controversial issue of illegal immigration.

The all Hispanic studio crew of the Adelphia public access cable channel ordered a Sheriff’s Candidate Forum television production shut down and to vacate the studio immediately. This was done in an apparent effort to prevent the candidates from responding to questions posed in the last segment. In spite of this, three of the four law enforcement officials who are challenging current Sheriff Leroy Baca, videotaped their statements at another location, some of that video is included in the Full Disclosure™ Video News Blog.

The studio crew ordering the shut down are employees of Adelphia Cable in Eagle Rock. They took this extraordinary action as the candidates were preparing to discuss illegal immigration in the last segment of the Full Disclosure Network™ Sheriff’s Candidate Forum, May 23, 2006 intended for cablecasting the week-end before the election on June 5th.

The high ranking law enforcement officials who were ushered out the of studio were: Captain Ray Leyva, Captain Ken Masse, (ret), Lt. Don Merideth and Sheriff’s Sgt. Paul Jernigan. Also ushered out the control room was seventeen time Emmy Award winning Director Harry Kooperstein who has served many terms on the Board of Governors of the Academy of Television Arts and Sciences and Leslie Dutton Full Disclosure™ host, moderator and Emmy Award winner.

Intentional sabotage was further implicated by the fact that the Full Disclosure Network™ studio reservation was to start at 4 p.m. for a duration of two hours. For some unexplained reason Aldephia employees had locked all the doors to the studio, refusing to open them until 4:20 p.m. Reasons for the shut down of production by the Adelphia crew were that they were “out of time”. Regarding the locked studio, they offered only that they were “on a break”.

The one hour the Full Disclosure Network™ Sheriffs Candidate Forum, minus the last segment is scheduled to air on L.A. City Government Channel 35 on Saturday June 3rd from 12 to 1 p.m. and on the L. A. Channel 36 on Sunday, June 4, from 8-9 p.m and Monday, June 5th from 4-5 p.m. Other channels and airtimes are available from the website.

Sunday, May 28, 2006

Internet Video: LAUSD Brand New School Demolished to be Rebuilt (Cost: 1/2 $Billion)



Los Angeles, CA - Watch the 5 minute Full Disclosure Network™ video featuring exclusive of demolition footage of the brand new and never occupied Belmont Learning Center buildings. The Los Angeles Unifed School District. (LAUSD) has spent approximately 1/2 $billion on this school so far and after ten years is no where near being completed.

This most notorious and costly school construction project in the world was renamed Vista Hermosa and/or Central High #11, and located on a 35 acre site in downtown Los Angeles. The site was purchased "as is" even though it was known to be the "Old Los Angeles Oil Field" where approximately 1000 closed oil wells are located and an earthquake fault. (Click here to view a photo of the Oil Field Site)

These new and never occupied buildings were partially demolished in almost secrecy around Christmas time in December 2004 after costing $330 million, for reasons that are not quite clear.

Former investigators have speculated that the demolition was to facilitate remediation of the toxic hazards, the deadly hydrogensulfide and methane gas that had not been provided for prior to construction. Other speculation surrounds the earthquake fault and the LAUSD administrators who may have simply wanted to change the design.

LAUSD Inspector General Don Mullinax documented volumes of waste, fraud and abuse in his extensive reports. The abuse was referred for prosecution to two L. A. County District Attorneys Gil Garcetti and Steve Cooley. To date no prosecution for crimes has taken place regarding this on-going travesty even though the costs are estimated to be 1/2 $Billion todate, with no end in sight.

This Demolition video is actually a "Special Report" on the Belmont debacle that has been shrouded in secrecy. Even neighbors near the site were unaware of the demolition. When the LAUSD refused to allow Full Disclosure™ cameras on the site to record the demolition we rented an airplane obtain aerial footage and a truck to gain a vantage point to record the event.

To view this video and other programs in the series “Belmont the World’s Most Expensive High School” and "Belmont: The Black Hole of School Construction" please visit our Belmont page for listings and links to other videos on the Belmont disaster at http://www.fulldisclosure.net/belmont_learning_center_and_LAUSD.htm where you can also check the Channel Listings with air times and channels for cable stations by community.

Monday, May 22, 2006

Internet Videos On Immigration Reform Debate Move to Cable TV Network


Los Angeles, CA Prominent immigration leaders debating proposed reforms on the Internet are to be spotlighted on the Full Disclosure Network™ (FDN) in a Video News Blog Special (#12) on 43 cable systems and the worldwide Internet starting May 23, 2006. This Special half-hour program addresses 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. Also featured is a short “Mini-Documentary” about FDN known as “the news behind the news” a 2002 EMMY Award winning Independent public affairs show, hosted by Leslie Dutton.

TO WATCH THE VIDEO NEWS BLOGS CLICK ON THE URLS BELOW

  • Video News Blog #29 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.

  • Video News Blog #28 Inside The Boycott: Legitimate or Racist? (10 min) The behind the scenes footage of illegal immigrant demonstrations held across the country in March and May 2006 reveals the political agenda of the 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 who participated in May Day labor boycott. Also featured in the video is Professor Jose Angel Gutierrez of the University of Texas, exhorting to his students that they (Mexicans) will eventually "take over" as they are having more babies, while the older white population is dying. (click here for entire transcript)

  • Mini Documentary FULL DISCLOSURE: “the news behind the news” (8 min) Features controversial video clips from past shows along with prominent leaders who describe the importance of this “Independent Network”. Some of those appearing are: L. A. County D.A. Steve Cooley, Ramona Ripston, Exec Dir.ACLU, LAPD Chief Wm. Bratton, Larry Flynt Publisher Hustler Magazine, Former U.S. Attorney General Edwin Meese, III, L.A. County Sheriff Lee Baca, Stephen Yagman Civil Rights Attorney, LAPD Asst. Chief Dave Gascon and more.

A complete listing of channels and airtimes can be found on this URL: http://www.fulldisclosure.net/Channels/channelsINDEX.htm
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Wednesday, May 17, 2006

Video News Blog: Illegal Immigration, Student Visa Loopholes & the Education Lobby


Los Angeles, CA - Will the powerful International education lobby be successful in once again weakening U. S. Immigration Laws? Full Disclosure Network presents an eight minute Video News Blog entitled "Immigration, Student Visas & the Education Lobby" covering the crossroads battle being waged between the powerful international education lobby and the U. S government over immigration reform legislation now being debated in Congress. This 8 and a half minute video news blog is available FREE "on demand", 24/7 at the URL: http://www.fulldisclosure.net/flash/VideoBlogs/VideoBlog01.php as a public service of the Full Disclosure Network.

The U. S Department of Homeland Security estimated that 220,000 new foreign students and exchange visitors were expected to enroll in the fall of 2005. In 2001 there were 547,687 foreign students enrolled in U. S. colleges and university. According to a Florida University study the number of foreign students in the United States has grown considerably since the 9/ll attack on the World Trade twin towers.

Apearing in the Video News Blog are:

Jim White, UCLA International Student Services, Legal Counsellor
Richard Knickerbocker, Constitutional Attorney who represented David Bradford former UCLA Registration Deputy whose landmark 1991 lawsuit Bradford vs U C Regents held that undocumented students were not eligible for benefits, including reduced "in-state" tuition at the California University System, including the Community Colleges.
Georgie Anne Geyer, Author and Syndicated Columnist who describes how U. S. citizenship and immigration policy is undermined by the major universities across the nation.

The Full Disclosure Network™ Video News Blogs feature exclusive video clips from interviews conducted over the past ten years. Visitors to the website are asked to participate in a survey on this issue and to participate in the debate online.

In 2002 the Academy of Television Arts and Sciences presented a public affairs Emmy Award to Full Disclosure Producer/Host Leslie Dutton for the 2001 series entitled "L. A's War Against Terrorism." The programs are featured on 43 cable systems and the Internet, Channels and airtimes are listed on the website at http://www.fulldisclosure.net/Channels/channelsINDEX.htm.

Monday, May 15, 2006

The Politics of Religion & Illegal Immigration: Internet Video (28 Min)

Los Angeles, CA Is 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 Cardinal Mahony and International Radio Broadcaster Stan Interrante, of the “Catholic News & Views”, (St. Joseph Radio) are featured in a 28 minute Internet Video, avalible free “on demand” 24/7, for a limited time as a public service of the Full Disclosure Network™.

A few quotes from the program:

  • Cardinal Mahony: “My concern, in our community, is to reach out with Pastoral care to those (immigrants) that are here. The Church is not the Border Patrol. I cannot be too concerned on how they got here, they are here.”
  • Interrante: The Catechism of the Catholic Church, paragraph 2241 states “Political authorities for the sake of the common good for which they are responsible, may make the exercise of the right to immigrate subject to various juridicial conditions, especially with regard to the immigrants’ duties toward their country of adoption”
  • Cardinal Mahony: “Nobody wants to leave their homeland, they (immigrants) are only doing it because they cannot afford to take care of their families and so it is out of desperation that they leave.”
  • Interrante: “The Catechism of the Catholic Church, Paragraph 2429 states that anyone has the right of economic inititiative, but qualifies this by stating ‘He (the immigrant) should seek to observe the regulations issued by legitimate authority for the sake of the common good.’ And that would apply to the Cardinal and anyone who under his jurisdiction, for example, the clergy. The Church is very clear about that.
  • Cardinal Mahony: “ Nobody, that I know, who lives in a middle class family is picking peaches in the Central Valley, washing dishes in the hotels and restaurants, making beds in the hotels. So our economy has developed to rely upon this kind of work force.”
  • Interrante: “We often hear ‘Illegal immigration is necessary for our economy.’ The Catechism of the Catholc Church addresses the issue of a just wage in paragraph 2436, stating simply ‘it is unjust not to pay the social security contributions required by legitimate authority.’ We have an underground economy which is flourishing largely, to a tremendous extent because of illegal immigration. …We have employers exploiting immigrants, paying them low wages. We have many benefits that they proffer from that they don’t contribute to in taxes. Both of those conditions are unjust.”
Moderated by Leslie Dutton, the Full Disclosure Network™ is an independent public affairs television program, billed as “the news behind the news” and featured on 43 cable systems and the worldwide Internet at http://www.fulldisclosure.net/ 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.

Thursday, May 11, 2006

DON'T ASK..DON'T TELL WHO IS ILLEGAL.......Who Is Behind the LAPD Special Order 40 on Illegal Immigrants?: Internet Video (9 min)


Los Angeles, CA — The Full Disclosure Network (tm) presents a free (9) nine minute video revealing who the law enforcement officials are behind LAPD's controversial SPECIAL ORDER 40. This video demonsrates the conflict between County Sheriffs, LAPD, and Federal authorities over immigration policy for the past 25 years, Available FREE, 24/7 on the URL:http://www.fulldisclosure.net/flash/409-410-DavidGascon.htm as a public service of the Full Disclosure Network(tm)

In the City of Los Angeles, which at one time declared itself a "Santuary" for illegal immigrants, former LAPD Chief Daryl Gates and Supervisor Michael Antonovich describe how illegal immigrants shot and killed police officers while local law enforcement waited for Federal authorities to enforce immigration laws at the border and on the streets of Los Angeles. All this while the "don't ask..don't tell" policy on illegal immigrants, known as Special Order 40 was in force.

This video is hosted by Emmy Award winning moderator Leslie Dutton and former LAPD Assistant Chief David J. Gascon, who offers commentary and background on the SPECIAL ORDER 40 and video of the late L.A. City Councilman Ernani Bernardi describing how he forced the City Council to rescind a "Santuary" resolution.

Full Disclosure(tm) interviews are billed as "the news behind the news". Over the past twelve years they have documented the frustration and confusion of local law enforcement and District INS officials who complained that lack of cooperation and funding were reasons why U.S.immigration laws were not effective.

The history of immigration enforcement policies are set forth in a series of two Full Disclosure(tm) programs featuring the following top law enforcement officials who are also featured in this preview video:

L A County Sheriff Lee Baca
The late Sheriff Sherman BlockLAPD
LAPD Chief Bernard Parks
Assistant LAPD Chief David Gascon (ret)
LAPD Chief Bayan Lewis
LAPD Chief Daryl Gates (ret)
LAPD Commission President David Cunningham
LAPD Police Commission President Rick Caruso
The late L A City Councilman Ernani Bernardi
LAPD Deputy Chief Art Lopez
Richard Rogers, INS District Director(ret)
L A County Supervisor Mike Antonovich

Video clips were taken from a series of hour long Full Disclosure(tm) interviews over several years. In 2002 the program was presented with a local public affairs EMMY AWARD by the Academy of Television Arts and Sciences for the series entitled "L.A.'s War Against Terrorism" featuring law enforcement officials, police union officials and elected officials on how they planned to work to fight the war on terror in Los Angeles.

Full Disclosure(tm) interviews are featured on 43 cable systems and the Internet world wide. A listing of channels and airtimes can be found on the the website at www.fulldisclosure.net

Thursday, May 04, 2006

Video News Blog: Cardinal Antagonizes Catholics on Immigration Stance (7 min. Rebuttal)


Los Angeles, CA. Cardinal Roger Mahony violates his own office when calling for his priests to defy U. S. Immigration Laws.......this according to Stanley Interrante, host of the “Catholic News & Views” of St. Joseph's Satellite Radio Network on a seven minute video news blog with Cardinal Mahony on the Full Disclosure Network™ (FDN). This rebuttal video blog is available for viewing FREE as a public service of FDN. Also appearing on the video blog is L. A. County Sheriff Lee Baca and host Leslie Dutton.

In this video, Cardinal Roger Mahoney described the Church’s immigration role: “the Church is not the Border Patrol, I cannot be concerned how they got here, I need to find out how I can serve them.”

Interrante, whose radio program is featured on EWTN International Satellite on St. Joseph's Radio, founded by Mother Angelica, is also a retired Fraud Detective from the Orange County Sheriff’s Department. Citing specific doctrine from the Catechism, Interrante demonstrates, what is seen as a conflict with Cardinal Mahony's position and that of Catholic Church teachings.

Shortly after Cardinal Mahony’s statements, Father Michael Gutierrez at St. Anne Catholic Church in Santa Monica was reported as saying that his church would welcome immigrants, regardless of any laws Congress may pass. “This is not our Law” he said, “we follow God’s Law.”

Previous Full Disclosure™ video news blog contain video footage of the May Day Immigrant Labor Boycott, with various protester signs and messages featuring communist agitator Che Gueverra and socialist slogans. Exclusive video coverage of the April 2006 Costa Mesa demonstration includes Teamster union officials who rally the immigrant crowd to stirring chants, waiving flags, including Teamster Official Patrick Kelley who was a speaker on the platform, urging documented and undocumented aliens to become citizens.

Moderated by Leslie Dutton, the Full Disclosure™ video news blogs are produced by the independent public affairs television program and billed as “the news behind the news”. 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.