Tuesday, May 27, 2008

Los Angeles District Attorney, & Superior Court Refuse to Deport Illegal Gangs: Watch Internet Video News Blog (3 min)

Los Angeles, CA -- The L.A. County District Attorney and the L. A Superior Courts have declined immigration enforcement actions such as deportation of criminal alien gang members, as a matter of policy.

The Full Disclosure Network® is releasing a three minute Video News Blog, featuring statements from the official spokespersons for the Superior Court and the District Attorney's office who tells Full Disclosure that "our prosecutions don't have anything to do with immigration policy".

Much like the Los Angeles Police Department's Special Order 40 "don't ask, dont' tell" policy, the Los Angeles Superior Court spokeswoman, Geri Ann Haslet states their policy is "we do not treat undocumented persons any differently than anyone else".

The Full Disclosure Network® Video News Blog provides insight into the hands off policy of local law enforcement and the courts where illegal criminal aliens apparently have equal rights and protections under the law. This Video News Blog is featured on the Full Disclosure Network website at http://www.fulldisclosure.net/ and is to be featured on 45 cable television channels as part of a Video News Blog Special Series.

Steve Ipsen, President of the Association of Deputy District Attorneys, who is a critic of the hands off immigration policy, told Full Disclosure that "illegal alien gang members who are released from jail, on probation in Los Angeles County, must have the approval of the District Attorney's office and in fact are ordered by the Courts to stay in the United States and to obtain employment".

Following the March 2, 2008 murder of a popular high school football star, Jamiel Shaw, II, a criminal gang member by the name of Pedro Espinosa, was arrested for the crime. Espinosa had been early released from L. A. County jail after service four months on assault and weapons charges.
Neither the District Attorney’s office or the Courts raised any questions as to whether or not he should be removed from the country. The L. A. County Sheriff’s Department failed to notify Immigration & Customs Enforcement (ICE) that Espinosa was in the country illegally.

Friday, May 16, 2008

Distric Attorney Corruption?: Two Views On DA Cooley's Record On Cable TV LA 36 Sunday & Monday

Los Angeles, CA Is it a co-incidence that it has been almost 20 years, since the Los Angeles County District Attorney’s office prosecuted a big dollar, white collar crime? Or could it be there are no more big corruption cases or major crimes committed by powerful and prominent people in Los Angeles?

In a Full Disclosure Network® two-part series Steve Ipsen, President of the Association of Deputy District Attorneys (L. A. County) and Albert Robles, Constitutional Attorney who serves as an elected member of the So. California Water Replenishment Board both contend that corruption is alive and well in Los Angeles County.
Watch this program on L. A. Cable Channel 36 as follows:
Sunday, May 18th 8-9 p.m.
Monday, May 19th 4-5 p.m.
Internet: Preview & Six Segments from links below

These two challengers running against incumbent L A County District Attorney Steve Cooley in the June 2008 election, point out that the current DA has refused to prosecute the rich and powerful while successfully lobbying for a $55,000 pay raise bringing his salary to $292,300, making him one of the highest-paid government officials anywhere. Steve Cooley declined to be interviewed for this program and refused to provide a videotaped statement on the issues raised.

Watch this seven minute preview from the series that is featured on 45 cable systems and the internet. The full two-part programs will be available for viewing (for a limited time up to the election) from the Full Disclosure website from the following links:
  • Preview-Summary (7:30 min)
  • Segment #1 (8 min)Candidates provide background on their careers and qualifications. They present a summary of issues for why they are running against the Incumbent DA Steve Cooley.
  • Segment #2 (8 min)Candidates discuss why Steve Cooley is not participating in the U. S. Department of Justice Gang Initiative and address the following issues:
    DA non-action policy on deporting illegal alien gang members
    Mexican Drug Cartels in City of Cudahy
    Impact of Criminal Defense lobby on DA prosecution policies
    DA Cooley's campaign contributions from Criminal Defense lobby

  • Segment #3 (8 min)Candidates describe the failures and demoralization of the DA's office, and of DA Investigators as body guards and chauffeurs for questionable personal activities.

  • Segment #4 (8 min)Both candidates noted the following:
    DA's refusal to prosecute pedophile priests in the Catholic Church
    DA's non-prosecution policies of powerful people, i.e. Board of Supervisors
    Called DA's pay raise "pay back" for looking the other way.
    Ethics Violation: Cooley called Jury members "stupid" following the Blake Verdict

  • Segment #5 (8 min)Candidates detail issue where there is Corruption in the DA's office:
    Belmont Learning Center scandal
    Criminal Defense Attorneys influence
    DA disbanded environmental crimes unit
    Manipulated cases by transfer of expert Deputies

  • Segment #6 (8 min)Video disclosure of how DA Investigators were used to conduct an unofficial and unauthorized investigation. Candidates describe DA's failure to investigate MacArthur Park beatings gross negligence at Martin Luther King Hospital.

Challengers Quotes on DA Cooley’s record:

Steve Ipsen:“The corruption that exists in the county that I'm aware of, that I can state here today is with the District Attorney's office.”“This DA doesn't deserve to be paid when he isn't doing his job.”
Albert Robles:“He has refused to prosecute the pedophiles and child molesters that work and still work in the Catholic Church”.“Steve Cooley takes untold amounts of money from the criminal defense sector”.

This series is featured on 45 cable systems starting May 14, 2008. A complete listing of channels and airtimes, by community can be found from this link.

Saturday, May 10, 2008

Cable TV Series: Video News Blog Specials....... on Foreign Student Visa Loopholes, School Bonds and LAUSD Audits & Investigations

The Full Disclosure Network® presents a Video Blog Special covering Foreign Student Visa Loopholes, School Bonds and the Audits and Investigations of the LAUSD, to be featured the Week End on Cable TV as follows:

L. A . Cable Channel 36 & LIVE on the Internet at URL: http://www.la36.org/ on
Sunday May 11th 8-9 pm.
Monday May 12th 4-5 p.m.
WATCH these short video news blogs 24/7 from title links below:

Terrorist Visa Loopholes (8:21 min) Covering the crossroads battle over immigration and how the powerful education lobby influences U. S. Immigration Policy and student visa policies. Featuring:

  • Jim White, Legal Counselor UCLA International Student Services
  • Richard Knickerbocker, Constitutional Attorney
  • Georgie Anne Geyer, Syndicated Columnist & Author

Secret School Bonds Create Billions Public Debt. (7.30 min)
LAUSD School Bonds issued without voter approval approach a billion
dollars in outstanding debt, features:

  • Edwin Meese, III , U.S. Attorney General (1985-88),
  • Kathleen Connell, California State Controller (1995-2003)
  • Anthony Patchett, Special Assistant D. A., LAUSD Belmont investigation
  • Jim Mc Connell LAUSD Chief Facilities Executive
  • Don Mullinax, former LAUSD Inspector General

IRS Relents to School District Clout (9.30 min) IRS waives
penalty and sanctions for school district’s illegal use of non-voter
approved bonds. Features:

  • Dominick Shambra, Director of Planning & Development for LAUSD Belmont project
  • David Cartwright, Sr. Partner, O'Melveny & Myers, outside legal counsel on Belmont
  • Anthony Patchett, Head of Belmont TASK FORCE Investigation for D. A. Cooley
  • Edwin Meese, III former U. S. Attorney General and Chief of Staff to Calif. Governor Reagan

The truth is revealed from all perspectives on the questionable financing on Belmont.
  • Anthony Patchett, Former Special Assistant D.A. Prosecutor on Belmont
  • David Cartwright, Sr. Partner OMelveny & Myers LAUSD Outside Counsel
  • Dominick Shambra, LAUSD Director and Planning & Development (Belmont project)

for big dollar crimes in the Los Angeles Unified School District. Features:

  • Don Mullinax, LAUSD Inspector General
  • Anthony Patchett, Special Assistant D.A., Belmont Task Force Investigation
  • Jerry Thornton, Acting LAUSD Inspector General
  • Bob Williams, Acting Deputy Inspector General, LAUSD OIG
  • Karen Sexton, Investigator OIG

The Full Disclosure Network Video News Blogs on the Internet are produced by host Leslie Dutton and T. J. Johnston and are presented in half hour format and distributed to 45 cable tv channels.