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

Wednesday, June 14, 2006

U.S. Attorney Yang Describes Arresting Illegals At LAX: 9 Minute Video


Los Angeles, CA— United States Attorney Debra Yang describes the arrest and prosecution of 81 airport security workers at Los Angeles International Airport in a ten minute Full Disclosure Video News Blog available FREE here 24/7, on demand at the URL: http://www.fulldisclosure.net/flash/VideoBlogs/VideoBlog2.htm as a public service.

Yang reveals the arrests involved illegal aliens who provided false documents, identification and who falsified employment applications for high security airport positions.

Also featured on the ten-minute video blog are:
Los Angeles Police Commission Presidents;
Edith Perez
Rick Caruso
David S. Cunningham

LAPD Police Chief Bernard Parks
INS District Director Richard Rogers

All of the officials featured in the video provide their explanations on how to refer to "illegal aliens" and difference between criminals, aliens, immigrants and persons “out of status”. The Full Disclosure Video News Blog is moderated by Leslie Dutton and demonstrates with video clips the dilemma faced by Federal and local law enforcement officials when implementing the “don’t-ask, don’t-tell” LAPD policy known as Special Order 40.

Also featured in the video are spokespersons from the L. A. Superior Court and L. A. County District Attorney responding to questions regarding their policy in dealing with illegal immigrants.

Full Disclosure Video News Blogs are billed as the “the news behind the news” and featured on 43 cable systems and the Internet. In 2002 host Leslie Dutton was presented with a public affairs Emmy Award from the Academy of Television Arts and Sciences for the series entitled "L.A.'s War Against Terrorism" featuring LAPD Chief Bernard Parks, L. A. County Sheriff Leroy Baca, LAPD Lt. Kenneth Hillman, Director of the Police Protective League and L. A. Councilman Mark Ridley-Thomas.

Sunday, June 11, 2006

Boycott Backlash? Nativo Lopez Describes the Immigrant Movement: Internet Video (9 min)


Los Angeles, CA Who are the forces behind the immigrant boycott? In a two-part interview with Nativo Virgil Lopez, Full Disclosure Network™ host Leslie Dutton discovers the motivation and the forces behind the immigrant boycott. A nine (9) minute preview of the one hour interview is available for viewing now, FREE, “on demand” 24/7, as a public service of the Full Disclosure Network™. Included in this Internet presentation and the two-part hour-long interview are video clips of recent immigrant demonstations/rallies and counter protests. The full on-hour programs are to be featured on 43 cable systems starting June 12, 2006.

Some of the revelations from Nativo are:

Labor unions and Catholic Church: What role have these groups had in the organization of immigrant demonstrations and boycotts? Nativo Virgil Lopez tells Full Disclosure how he began his activism in 1968, organizing high school “walk-outs” to bring about educational opportunities for students. Nativo says he was inspired by Bert Carona and Cesar Chavez, who taught him to listen to the peasant people. He attributed the 1986 citizenship program for three million immigrants to the efforts of Bert Carona, a student/organizer under Harry Bridges, founder of the Longshoreman’s Union.

Capitalism vs Socialism: Nativo explains that the balance of power between capitalism and socialism was at it’s peak during the Franklin D. Roosevelt administration. He says that is not the case today, where only 12% of the work force is union organized. He notes that today there is a lack of health care coverage and lack of benefits in spite of the value that is being created by workers. He points to greedy ranchers for responsibility for what he says is a current imbalance.

Illegal immigrants vs “Migrants”: Nativo is featured in a confrontation with Lou Dobbs on national television, he explains on Full Disclosure why certain words describing people who come to the United States illegally are unacceptable and offensive. He gives examples to Host Leslie Dutton, the words “wop, nigger, kike” are just as offensive as "illegal immigrant." according to Nativo. And, in his opinion migrant workers should be appreciated for their value and should “share in the bounty” resulting from their labor.


What is ATZLAN and MECHA?: Nativo describes the “mythical” yet possibly ancient land of Atzlan is the territory located in the Southwestern United States and which many Mexican nationals believe should be returned to Mexico or should become independent from the United States. He describes the Mexican student organization known as MECHA that was formed here in the United States for that purpose. Prominent political leaders who are a part of that group are Los Angeles Mayor Antonio Villargairosa, State Senator Gil Cedillo and Congressman Joe Baca. Nativo, describes his friendship with Mayor Villargairosa since they were seventeen years old, noting that while the Mayor is not an immigrant he indeed has cleaned toilets, and refers to that experience to underscore the importance of such menial labor.

Groomed for Political office: At the urging of others Nativo was elected to office and served six years on the School Board in Orange County, California. He was recalled from office at the behest of a multi-millionaire named Ron Unz who was the financial supporter of California Proposition 227, to prohibit billingual education programs. Among the issues that surfaced during the campaign were audits of an organization headed by Nativo which resulted in demands that taxpayers funds were to be repayed. Nativo told Full Disclosure that matter has not yet been resolved.

Open Borders vs Labor Regulation: As an open border advocate, Nativo Lopez describes the need for “government regulation” of labor in the United States. Stating that and open border is necessary to allow the flow of capital goods and labor in order to create a “common market” like in Europe so that Canada, the United States and Mexico could compete with Europe.

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.

Saturday, June 10, 2006

Internet Video: Half $ Billion Belmont School Described by Former Legal Counsel (7 min)



Los Angeles, CA Senior Partner with the O'Melveny & Myers lawfirm, Mr. David Cartwright, who served as the outside real estate Counsel to the Los Angeles Unified School District (LAUSD) in the early days of the Belmont Learning Center project, appears in a seven minute Full Disclosure video preview of a one-hour interview at the following URL: http://www.fulldisclosure.net/flash/395-6_Cartwright.htm

HISTORY OF PROJECT
Cartwright explains the history of the project and why there was no prosecution of allegations of waste, fraud and abuse, documented in the reports prepared by LAUSD Inspector General Don Mullinax. Experts have estimated the unfinished and unoccupied Belmont school has cost a half a $Billion dollars and is under re-construction almost ten years later after a demolition of some of the new buildings located on an earthquake fault.

KNOCK DOWN BARRIERS
He also, describes how as legal counsel he charted the course as "part of a project team that was specifically created to start knocking down the barriers to school construction" and explains why the Belmont site, formerly known as the old Los Angeles oil field, was purchased "as is" and why the developer failed to remediate the toxic hazards of methane gas and hydrogen sulfide on the site.

INSPECTOR GENERAL'S REPORT "FICTION"
In describing the condemning reports prepared by LAUSD Inspector General Don Mullinax and the California Joint Legislative Audit committee on Belmont, Cartwright says they were complete works of "fiction". .
He blames school board member David Tokofsky and legal counselors to LAUSD Inspector General for shutting down Belmont construction. Cartwright claimed they didn't "have a clue about school construction or oil and gas." Describing them as having "...a fairly scandalous role in the Belmont project..." "...who have quite reprehensible conduct in this whole affair."

BELMONT TELEVISION SERIES
This interview is one of fourteen, hour-long interviews conducted by the Full Disclosure Network, with the major players involved in the planning, financing and development of the notorious Belmont Learning Center. Award winning host and interviewer, Leslie Dutton was presented with a local public affairs Emmy for the 2002 series entitled "L.A.'s War Against Terrorism" featuring law enforcement officials LAPD Chief Bernard Parks, L.A. County Sheriff Leroy Baca, Police Union Director and LAPD Lt. Ken Hillman and Councilman Mark Ridley-Thomas on how they planned to work together to fight terrorism in Los Angeles.

The Full Disclosure programs can be seen on 43 cable systems and the Internet. A listing of cable channels and airtimes is available on the website at : http://www.fulldisclosure.net/Channels/channelsINDEX.htm


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Friday, June 02, 2006

Public Response to Illegal Immigration Debate:

Regarding Adelphia Sabotage of L. A. Sheriff's Forum:

And now it starts...sleazy businesses (including the hotel industry of which I am a part ) and the politicians pandering to them have finally reached critical mass in importing illegal low-cost workers. Along with the illegals has come the Latin culture of corruption and lawlessness.

Sure, the Mexicans in Eagle Rock stopped you without the slightest worry about consequences . It's the Latin way. For example, most Mexican journalists either work for or with the establishment and stay away from covering organized crime, or they get shot. We haven't gotten to the point of shooting journalists here in America yet. But it's coming. It's coming. 70 years of socialism is producing the ingredients of a perfect storm.

First, the liberal establishment has undertaken to create a massive, government welfare state that represents itself as the first solution to any problem no matter how local.

Second, through food stamps, unemployment, workman's comp, various welfare/social support programs, tolerance of petty crime, etc., the government has created massive disincentives to work among the native born under- educated.

Third, the government and big business rely on the importation of a work force that still has a work ethic (at least in the first generation) from a country that doesn't have the social support system to create the disincentive to work.

The resulting storm will be the complete destruction of American culture as originally created by the founding fathers. America will become just another European or Latin America country.

Has the Los Angeles Times come to your support on this violation of your first amendment rights and freedom of the press, not to mention the violation of about 10 public access laws?

You just got caught in one of the storm's first little drizzles. Remember, the Mayor's name is what?

Did I tell you that the Wall Street Journal supports amnesty for illegal aliens? They editorialize frequently now on the virtues of immigrant workers, and how US business 'needs' them.

BARNACLE BILL
West Los Angeles

Editors Note: For reference to Cable sabotage see this Video Blog:
http://www.fulldisclosure.net/flash/VideoBlogs/VideoBlog30.php

Thursday, June 01, 2006

Public Channels Black-Out L.A. Sheriffs Debate & Illegal Immigration: Watch Internet Videos


Los Angeles, Calif. -- First it was the Adelphia Cable studio in Eagle Rock and now the Los Angeles City Cable Channel #35 are placing obstacle after obstacle to keep the public in the dark about the candidates and issues in the race for L. A. County Sheriff. Cable Channels partially shut down production and are blacking out the only one-hour Forum produced for television to discuss Sheriffs Department issues prior to the June 6th election.

THE CANDIDATES:
The Forum produced by Full Disclosure Network was entitled the L. A. County Sheriffs Candidates Forum. featuring challengers in the race for L. A. County Sheriff Captain Ray Leyva, Captain Ken Masse (ret), Lt. Don Merideth and Sgt. Paul Jernigan.
    L.A. CITY VIEW CHANNEL #35
    Ted Lihn, Assistant Station Manager at Los Angeles City View Channel #35 informed Leslie Dutton, Forum producer of the Full Disclosure Network™ that he was requesting a City Attorney opinion, before he would allow the Sheriffs Candidate Forum to run on their regularly scheduled time slot on Saturday, June 3rd from 12 noon to 1 p.m., just two business days prior to the election.

    DIRTY POLITICS
    According to Dutton, Lihn informed her on Wednesday, May 31st that he was questioning whether the Candidates Forum should be aired because it pertained to a “County election” issue rather than a “City election” issue. Although the station had been informed several weeks before that the Candidate Forum was going to be featured on the Saturday before the election.“This smells of dirty politics, attempting to keep the television viewing public from being informed on the issues,” Dutton said. “Full Disclosure aired a program before the last election (2004) on a state wide issue.”

    NEWS BLACK-OUT
    According to Dutton, such an action would effectively prevent the Sheriffs Candidates Forum from airing completely. “It will take the City Attorney’s office weeks, if not months, to get around to addressing this issue and our regular time slot is one day away,” she said. “People will never know what were the compelling issues that motivated these credentialed law enforcement officials to run for office.” "Thank goodness we have the Internet," Dutton said. "The two-part, one hour Candidate Forum can be viewed free, 24/7, on demand on the Internet by clicking here:http://www.fulldisclosure.net/flash/464-465_Sheriff_Candidates.php as a public service of the Full Disclosure Network."

    CENSORSHIP
    The L. A. Channel problem was the second time in less than a week that the Full Disclosure Network’s L. A. Sheriff’s Candidate TV Forum ran into trouble with a public cable channel. On Tuesday, May 23, 2006 the all Hispanic studio crew at Adelphia Eagle Rock stopped the videotaped production just as the final segment on Illegal Immigration was about to start. Claiming they ran “out of time” the studio crew had locked the Sheriff candidates and the Emmy Award winning production team out of the studio for almost 20 minutes while they were “on a break”.

    ILLEGAL IMMIGRATION
    The candidates were prevented from presenting their proposals on illegal immigration and sent them scrambling in the next few days to other locations to get their statements on videotape, too late to be included in the one hour Forum, but can be view on the Internet FREE, 24/7, on demand, at the following URL: http://www.fulldisclosure.net/flash/VideoBlogs/VideoBlog30.php. as a public service of the Full Disclosure Network.

    WORLD'S LARGEST DEPT.
    The law enforcement officials who are campaigning to become the head of the world’s largest Sheriff’s Department are finding themselves in an uphill battle to get any media attention. Seventeen-time Emmy Award winning Director Harry Kooperstein, who directed the Sheriff Candidates Forum for the Full Disclosure Network said “no one is covering this race, it is amazing.” In the nation’s largest county, in the heart of the television industry, veterans of the industry wonder at the dearth of coverage on the L. A. County Sheriff’s election where a budget of multi billions of dollars and thousands of Deputies are at stake.

    Known as “the news behind the news” Full Disclosure Network™ is seen on 43 cable systems and the Internet. 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” featuring LAPD Chief Bernard Parks, L.A. County Sheriff Leroy Baca, L.A. City Councilman Mark Ridley Thomas and Police Union Director, LAPD Captain Ken Hillman.



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    L. A. COUNTY SHERIFF CANDIDATES DEBATE THE ISSUES


    Los Angeles, CA. The Full Disclosure Network™ presents an hour long, two-part Sheriffs Candidate Forum with the law enforcement officials who are campaigning to become the next Los Angeles County Sheriff on the Internet via streaming video, in their entirety. This video forum is moderated by Emmy Award winning host Leslie Dutton and is made available on the Internet FREE, 24/7, on demand, as a public service of the Full Disclosure Network starting May 31, 2006.

    PART ONE: [Click here to watch]

    1. EARLY PRISONS RELEASES: Candidates offer their solutions to the stop the early release of prisioners who are serving little or no time in jail due to over crowding, citing the dangers of early releases.
    2. SHERIFF’S DEPARTMENT AS A SOCIAL SERVICE AGENCY: The various arguments pro and con as to whether or not the L.A. County Sheriff’s Department should be considered a social service agency versus a law enforcement agency.
    3. ISSUING CONCEALED WEAPON PERMITS & GUN CONTROL: Contrasting procedures on how and when to issue a CCW are presented along with the rationale.

    PART TWO: [Click here to watch]

    1. RETAINING DEPUTIES WHEN COMPETING AGENCIES OFFER BETTER BENEFITS: an examination of policies, procedures that have eroded the morale and size of the work force.
    2. JAIL VIOLENCE AND CONTRIBUTING FACTORS: management of the jails and the continual flow of inmates present conditions that aggravate the ability to control the jail population.
    3. ILLEGAL IMMIGRATION, WHAT CAN A SHERIFF DO ABOUT IT?: This segment was was videotaped following the Forum due to the Adelphia Eagle Rock Studio having shut down production. Watch Video News Blog #30 for complete explanation 12 minute video news blog

    The high ranking law enforcement officials who are challenging Sheriff Leroy Baca in this election and who appeared on this Forum are: Captain Ray Leyva, Captain Ken Masse, (ret), Lt. Don Merideth and Sheriff’s Sgt. Paul Jernigan.

    This two-part 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.

    Known as “the news behind the news” Full Disclosure Network™ is seen on 43 cable systems and the Internet. 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” featuring LAPD Chief Bernard Parks, L.A. County Sheriff Leroy Baca, L.A. City Councilman Mark Ridley Thomas and Police Union Director, LAPD Captain Ken Hillman.