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.