Monday, February 26, 2007

High Ranking Deputy Sheriffs Censored on Illegal Immigration Cable Show: Caught on Video (12 min)



Los Angeles, CA. Caught on video tape, four high ranking L. A. County Deputy Sheriffs were censored by a cable television studio crew when they attempted to present their views and remedies on a Full Disclosure Forum on illegal immigration last May. Watch this 12 minute video news blog here . Let us know what you think. Was this intentional sabotage of ranking law enforcement officials who were prevented from giving their views in a candidate forum or was it simply the fact the studio crew wanted to go home? Please post your vote and your comments on the video streaming page after viewing the video.


According to the video tape, the all Hispanic studio crew of the Adelphia public access cable channel ordered the Full Disclosure Sheriff's Forum production shut down and demanded them to vacate the studio immediately, in what appeared to be an effort to prevent the Sheriffs from presenting their views on illegal immigration n the last segment of the program.


In spite of shut-down, three of the four Sheriffs later videotaped their statements at another location and the program was cablecast on all but the L. A. Cityview Channel 35, which refused to run the program. The Sheriff's statements are included in this Full Disclosure™ Video News Blog.


The cable studio crew ordering the Sheriff's to leave (on tape) as they shut-down the production , were long time employees of cable company. The high ranking Sheriff officials who were ordered out the of studio were: Captain Ray Leyva, Captain Ken Masse, (ret), Lt. Don Meredith 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 and Producer T. J. Johnston.


There were strong indications the cable crew's actions were intenional because the producers had reserved the studio for 4 p.m. for a duration of two hours. The studio crew did not interrupt the production until Leslie Dutton, host of the program announced the last segment was to cover illegal immigration.

The one hour the Full Disclosure Network™ Sheriffs Forum was cable cast throughout California on 43 cable systems and the illegal immigration segment has been video streamed on the Internet 24/7, on demand, as a public service of the Full Disclosure Network. Regular channels and airtimes are available from the website.


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