Sunday, January 29, 2012

Judicial Watch On Full Disclosure Network®

Segment #1 Judicial Watch Monitoring Judicial Integrity
Judicial Watch Attorneys Paul Orfanedes and Sterling "Ernie" Norris, describe their mission to "open up" government by using FOIA (Freedom of Information Act.) requests. They discuss the Sturgeon v County of L.A. lawsuit they won against the County of Los Angeles who had been paying State Superior Court Judges illegally.
Segment #2 Who Disciplines Corrupt Judges?
Ernie Norris, questions the integrity of State Superior Court Judges who accepted illegal payments from L A. County. He describes the process judicial discipline under the Commission On Judicial Performance. Two California Attorney Generals, Brown and Harris have both been asked to render a legal opinion as to the validity of Senate Bill SBX2 11 that purportedly bestowed retroactive immunity from discipline and prosecution for taking $350 million in payments from the County.
Segment #3 Good Old Boys & Judicial Appointments
Former Deputy District Attorney Ernie Norris describes a "Good Old Boys" association of prosecutors, criminal and defense attorneys that foster a suspicious cooperation that plays a role in elections, including judges.
Segment #4 Judicial Code of Silence Revealed
Judicial Watch won their lawsuit against the illegal payments to Judges made by County Governments (Sturgeon v County of LA) Paul Orfanedes, Director of Litigation for Judicial Watch explains how $350 million was paid to Judges in Los Angeles Illegally. Judicial Watch's lead attorney describes the Judges conspiracy of silence on illegal double benefits paid to judges.
Segment #5 Judicial Watch Monitors, Exposes Government
Paul Orfanedes describes the importance of public access to government records and how those records foster accountability.
Segment #6 Judicial Watch: Court Transparency Nonexistent?
Paul Orfanedes reacts to Senate Bill SBX2 11 passed to legalize payments that were forbidden by the Constitution. He offers his assessment of the government functioning outside of the Constitution.
Segment#7 Arrogant Judges Make Bad Public Policy
Ernie Norris is a retired L A Deputy DA in Los Angeles County whose goal was to seek justice. He describes bad public policy generated from arrogant judges decisions, citing the release of 40,000 felons from California Prisons and how the public will be impacted.
Segment #8 Judicial Abuse and Public Safety
Mr. Norris discusses the battle to restore the death penalty. He fears the release of felons and the demise of the death penalty will soon threaten public safety citing plea bargaining with violent criminals does not make them non-violent. Paul Orfanedes reflects on judicial discipline when the Rule of Law is ignored.
Segment #9 Abuse of Civil Contempt Cases
Ernie Norris is Director of the Judicial Monitoring project for JW, he describes the checks and balances needed for the Judiciary. Paul Orfanedes, litigation Director for Judicial Watch summarizes the current status of JW's Sturgeon vs LA County case that held the illegal payments to judges were unconstitutional.

Friday, January 20, 2012

Are Drug Cartels Influencing Public Officials to Abolish DOJ Narcotic Investigations, Intelligence & Prosecutions?

Los Angeles, CA Law enforcement and DOJ Special Agents in California are outraged that budget cuts have gutted the ability to investigate and prosecute Gangs, Drug Cartels and major crimes. Here is a 3 minute video preview of "the news behind the news" fromFull Disclosure Network®featuring DOJ Special AgentCary Cavalieri and veteran Gang specialist retired L A County Sheriff'sSgt. Richard Valdemar revealing how elected officials have created laws to protect themselves from public corruption investigations and law enforcement surveillance. 


Sgt. Valdemar explains the State Legislature passed laws to protect public officials by exempting them from wire taps when involving public corruption. When considering the recent budget cuts to Narcotic Enforcement and Bureaus of Intelligence and Investigations approved by Governor Brown, Valdemar explains the devastating impact when prosecution of drug cartels, gangs, narcotics, human trafficking, etc. are blocked.

Segment #1:
 Influence of Government-Instituted Bigotry in USA.
Los Angeles Sheriffs Deputy Sgt. Richard Valdemar discusses how ethnic special interests, illegal immigration and drug cartels are changing the United States. He is convinced that the infiltration of drug cartels into the political system alters law enforcement activities by influencing " the way they conduct business.

Segment #2: DOJ Investigations Cut: Politics or Policy?
Cary Cavalieri, Board Member of the DOJ Special Agents Association describes politics behind the severe budget cuts to the narcotic enforcement, investigations, and intelligence Bureaus of the California Department of Justice. Former LASD Sgt. Richard Valdemar International Gang and Drug Cartel expert describes all the law enforecment functions that are threatened.

Segment #3: Why Politicians Now Favoring Criminals
Former LASD Sheriff's Sgt. Richard Valdemar says elected officials should be voted out of office because they now are protecting criminals instead of citizens. Valdemar says that the loss of funding for the DOJ investigations Bureau threatens the prosecutions of Medi-Cal fraud indictments in the Armenian organized crime community that has ties to Mexican drug cartels and will severely hurt the prosecutions case.

Segment #4: How Prisoner Releases Impact Public Safety
Massive release of prisoners in California was mandated by AB109 and signed by Governor Brown and is referred to as "Realignment". Sgt. Richard Valdemar describes why the so-called "non violent" offenders are in fact most likely violent inmates who "plea bargained" down in exchange for their testimony against others involved in the violent crimes.

Segment #5: Voters Backlash Against Politics & Media
Former LASD Sheriff's Sgt. Richard Valdemar points out the public mood of disgust against politicians who don't follow rules and the media failure to report it.

Segment #6: Theft of Public Property and Public Corruption
Government agencies are going astray because there is no oversight of according the Sgt. Richard Valdemar. He says HUD and urban renewals are a good example of how money is sucked out of our system and leads down the road to bankruptcy.

Monday, January 02, 2012

Video: Supreme Court Gets Kangaroo Small Claims Case

Small Claims Judge Shuns Laws + Court  Rules
Judicial Abuse or Kangaroo Court?
Donald L. Zachary
Former Vice President KNBC News Legal Affairs
Attorney Fees To Non-Profit Disputed

Los Angeles, CA-- The California Supreme Court has received an unprecedented Petition For Review of a Santa Monica Small Claims Court case that started in the courtroom of Judge Lawrence Cho and involved an attorney fee dispute between Donald Zachary, the former Vice President of NBC News Legal Affairs in Los Angeles and American Association of Women,  the parent organization of the Full Disclosure Network®, a non-profit, cable and Internet television program.
AAW appealed to the Superior Court Appellant Division after Judge Cho rendered a "VOID" decision which then the AAW filed with California Court of Appeals, Second District. At issue was whether or not Small Claims cases are to be decided under existing State Laws that guarantee an unbiased and fair trial or are Small Claims cases relegated to a different standard of Justice and application of the law?
The Full Disclosure Network® has produced a Documentary TV series featuring court room witnesses to what happened during the trial. The full six segments (8 minutes ea) are featured online here.   Preview 7 minutes
1.    When a trial court judge:  
a) “has permitted and considered an exparte communication thereby given an appearance of impropriety.”

b) “has failed to ‘swear in’ parties and witnesses,”

c) ”has denied a party its legal right to present witnesses”

d) “has failed to enforce a valid subpoena for records, and”

e) “has failed to require a party to produce a statutorily required statement (calculation of liability), is such a judge disqualified for cause from hearing the
disqualified for cause from hearing the cases?”
2.    “Is a California Judge, who lacks personal jurisdiction, disqualified from hearing a case?”
3.    “Are all California judges required to comply with the Code of Judicial Ethics?”
4.    “Are trial court judges allowed to receive secret, exparte communications froma party in a

5.    “Are trial court judges allowed to ignore the California Evidence Code?”
The L A Times reported in this article on December 27, 2011 that disgruntled Honda owners are abandoning their lawyers to get a fair shake in Small Claims Court against Honda, do consumers stand a chance?