Pressure mounts to remove So. Tahoe Police Chief Brian Uhler

Brian Uhler

SLTPD Chief Brain Uhler may be forced out

SLTPD Chief Brain Uhler faces mounting criticism for covering up wrongdoing in the department by not allowing citizens and visitors to file complaints or “internal affairs” investigations against SLTPD officers. The complaints against officers including Sgt. Shannon Laney are used in Pitchess motions and the So. Tahoe Police are failing to include these by not filing or allowing people to file complaints. If a complaint never gets filed, it does not exist.

The Mayor and city counsel are being informed of the problem and residents are demanding a change in leadership.

A Pitchess motion is a request made by the defense in a California criminal case, such as a DUI case or a resisting arrest case, to access a law enforcement officer’s personnel information when the defendant alleges in an affidavit that the officer used excessive force or lied about the events

Stay tuned as this story develops.

Recall petitions against both Joe Harn and Vern Pierson to start at the same time

RECALL PETITIONS AGAINST BOTH JOE HARN AND VERN PIERSON TO START AT THE SAME TIME

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Auditor Controller Joe Harn Petition for Recall: harn-petition-for-recall-letter
District Attorney Vern Pierson Petition for Recall: pierson-petition-for-recall-letter
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Auditor Joe Harn breaks the law, Will DA Vern Pierson prosecute?

WHY SHOULD WE RECALL OUR AUDITOR-CONTROLLER & DISTRICT ATTORNEY?

Every person we elect to public office works for “the people” – us. We pay their lavish salaries and expect them to work hard on our behalf. Unfortunately, some elected officials turn out badly and need to be fired. Here are just a few of the reasons some of us think Auditor-Controller Joe Harn and District Attorney Vern Pierson should be fired:

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Joe Harn

Auditor-Controller Joe Harn & His Corrupt Practices

Failure to make authorized payments for reasons of personal and political motivation in violation of California State Penal Code Sections 424 and 425.
  • Participating in an immoral scheme whereby some County Elected Officials receive non-performance bonuses increasing the amount of both their six figure base salaries and retirement pensions for reasons such as simply being re-elected or possessing the certificates required to hold office. Failure to protect the fiscal integrity of the County by willfully refusing to prepare a complete Cost Allocation Plan.
  • Failure to produce and submit required County bill payment disclosure reports to the Board of Supervisors in violation of County Ordinance Code Sections 3.16.130 and 3.16.140.
  • Engaging in inappropriate conduct including: harassment, bullying, and disrespectful conduct towards County employees, vendors, and staff of other agencies.

 

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Vern Pierson

District Attorney Vern Pierson & His Corrupt Practices –

Abusing the power and resources of office to pursue criminal prosecutions and civil litigation against innocent persons and businesses for personal and political reasons, such as, generating career building publicity and punishing political enemies.

  • Participating in an immoral scheme whereby some County Elected Officials receive non-performance bonuses increasing the amount of both their six figure base salaries and retirement pensions for reasons such as simply being re-elected or possessing the certificates required to hold office.
  • Participating in an immoral scheme whereby the District Attorney receives extra pay ($104.00 per hour) as “County Chief Technology Officer”, thereby gaining access to all e-mail messages moving through the County internet system including the Public Defender’s Office.
  • Abusing court rules to discredit Judges for personal and political reasons.
  • Failing to impanel a Criminal Grand Jury to investigate his political ally Auditor-Controller Joe Harn for official misconduct to determine if Harn should be removed from office as recommended by the 2014-15 Civil Grand Jury in their report “Putting Political Gain Over What’s Right For The County”.

If you agree that we as citizens should fire Joe Harn and Vern Pierson for their corrupt practices and bad behavior, then please help us get the 10,626 signatures we need to exercise our civil rights by placing their recall election on the ballot by signing and circulating both official recall petitions with your friends and neighbors!

Some of our local community leaders who have experience successfully qualifying ballot measures in our County are joining forces with another community group and are starting a recall of all 5 EDC supervisors now.  I don’t not have much detail yet.

These leaders contacted me this weekend because they are also tired of the corruption and want to circulate recall petitions against both Joe Harn and Vern Pierson at the same time and asked me if I would help with the Pierson & Harn recall effort only.  So I am writing to you to see if you are interested in working on the Pierson & Harn portion of this recall, not the others at this time.  Things are moving very quickly!!!

Please follow these directions carefully:

 
Step 1: Who can sign a Petition?

Any registered voter can sign a Recall Petition for the countywide positions of District Attorney and Auditor.  If you need assistance with determining whether or not you are a registered voter, you may call the Elections Department during normal business hours: (530) 621-7480

Step 2: Click and Print the Petitions
Auditor Controller Joe Harn Petition for Recall: harn-petition-for-recall-letter
District Attorney Vern Pierson Petition for Recall: pierson-petition-for-recall-letter
Step 3: Complete the numbered signature blocks
  • Print your name and residence address, as you are registered to vote.
  • Sign your signature underneath your printed name, and print the name of the city in which you live and your zip code.
  • Do not use “ditto marks” anywhere on the Petition.
  • You do not have to fill in all of the signature blocks for the petition to be valid. You may submit your petition with as few as one completed signature block.
Step 4: Mail to: Neighbors Against Corruption, P.O. Box 268, Shingle Springs, CA 95682
 

Petition Instruction Block
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DA Vern PiersonHi Everyone – A Very Interesting Developing is taking place! 

Here are the petitions – we just need 20 signatures:

NOTICE OF INTENTION TO CIRCULATE RECALL PETITION Harn

NOTICE OF INTENTION TO CIRCULATE RECALL PETITION Pierson

Some of our local community leaders who have experience successfully qualifying ballot measures in our County are joining forces with another community group and are starting a recall of all 5 EDC supervisors now.  I don’t not have much detail yet.

These leaders contacted me this weekend because they are also tired of the corruption and want to circulate recall petitions against both Joe Harn and Vern Pierson at the same time and asked me if I would help with the Pierson & Harn recall effort only.  So I am writing to you to see if you are interested in working on the Pierson & Harn portion of this recall, not the others at this time.  Things are moving very quickly!!!

Thanks!

Please follow these directions carefully:


Step 1: Who can sign a Petition?

Any registered voter can sign a Recall Petition for the countywide positions of District Attorney and Auditor.  If you need assistance with determining whether or not you are a registered voter, you may call the Elections Department during normal business hours: (530) 621-7480


Step 2: Click and Print the Petitions
 

Step 3: Complete the numbered signature blocks
  • Print your name and residence address, as you are registered to vote.
  • Sign your signature underneath your printed name, and print the name of the city in which you live and your zip code.
  • Do not use “ditto marks” anywhere on the Petition.
  • You do not have to fill in all of the signature blocks for the petition to be valid. You may submit your petition with as few as one completed signature block.
Step 4: Complete the “Declaration” of Person Circulating
  • One person MUST completely fill out the section entitled “DECLARATION OF PERSON CIRCULATING SECTION OF RECALL PETITION” at the bottom of the recall petition form.
  • The person that fills out the Declaration can be different than the signers in the Signature Blocks. This means that you can print a Petition, ask your neighbors to sign it, and then you can fill out the Declaration.
Step 5: Mail to: Neighbors Against Corruption, P.O. Box 268, Shingle Springs, CA 95682
 
 

Petition Instruction Block
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‘This Is What Happens When You Call the Cops’ Rap: Catchy, True, Sad But True

Nevada State Personnel WATCH

Earlier this year, a little-known rapper who goes by the monicker “Rob Hustle” released a song that’s quickly racking up views on Youtube. Titled ‘Call the Cops,’ it’s a catchy tune, but a depressing catalogue of some of the most prominent recent abuses committed by law enforcement in recent years.

Hustle warns that when you call the cops, you often put your own life at risk. It’s a problem thatReason readers are certainly familiar with. His music video shows countless clips of officers punching, pepper spraying, and otherwise brutalizing people.

The rapper issued a press release to accompany the song:

Increasing militarization of police in our country is becoming a threat to life and liberty. Laws are supposed to help and protect people. But when those laws – and the people that enforce them – become the danger, then someone must raise their voice. Quis custodiet ipsos custodes?…

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South Lake Tahoe Police Officers Laney and Wilson caught up in filing false affidavits

Police Chief Brian Uhler pictured. South Lake Tahoe residents and tourists were shocked last year when former South Lake Tahoe Police Officer Johnny Poland was sentenced to 18 months in prison for similar fabrication, falsification and corruption committed by Officers Laney and Wilson.

See El Dorado County News Story here: Protest Expected Against Tahoe Police And County DA

 Chris, Thanks for posting the story about the shenanigans on this new trumped-up charge on me by the SLTPD. The DMV had to “reserve” me the notice my license would be suspended because of the “improper service” …Let’s just call it perjury since the form itself say “signed under the penalty of perjury” and Sgt. Shannon Laney committed perjury by signing a false statement there and on the reports along with Cody Willson.

I want to file a complaint and criminal charges against Sgt. Laney and Officer Wilson and the SLTPD tells me I need to go to their main office in So. Lake Tahoe – in person to file the “Internal Affairs” form… First of all, I live 3 hours away and I don’t have my license because of the fraud committed by Laney and Wilso. Secondly, I DO NOT want to be around the SLTPD or their corrupt cops so they can harass me more and tase me and jail me on another trumped-up charge. If I go, I am bringing the “worlds largest CRIME SCENE tape” and protesting the SLTPD and demanding Laney and Wilson are FIRED!!!!!! Happy New Year

 

Lake Tahoe cop watchers

South Lake Tahoe Police Officers Laney and Wilson caught up in filing false affidavits and fabricating false DUI arrests.

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South Lake Tahoe Officer Shannon Laney rides his corruption mobile and writing false affidavits “under the penalty of perjury”

Stay tuned as this story develops and as we await comments from South Lake Tahoe Chief Brian Uhler and El Dorado County District Attorney Vern Pierson to see if criminal charges will be filed against the perpetrators Officers Laney and Wilson.

South Lake Tahoe residents and tourists were shocked last year when former South Lake Tahoe Police Officer Johnny Poland was sentenced to 18 months in prison for similar conduct.

In 2013 the South Lake Tahoe and the El Dorado District Attorney Vern Pierson were the subject of a protest and a series of negative news reports.

Residents protest South Lake Tahoe police

scandalCorrupt law enforcement in South Lake Tahoe?

That’s what some people believe. And they took to the streets Monday to make their feelings known. Ty Robben organized the Jan. 28 demonstration along Al Tahoe Boulevard. Robben’s issues started last fall when bounty hunters busted down his door. He’s been waiting for the South Lake Tahoe cops to finish the report. He even went to the City Council meeting last week to plead the electeds to intervene to speed up the process.

El Dorado County District Attorney

In 2013 the South Lake Tahoe and the El Dorado District Attorney Vern Pierson were the subject of a protest and a series of negative news reports of rampant malicious & vexatious prosecutions against political “enemies” of DA Vern Pierson. Other complaints of “cover-ups” and “selective prosecution” prompted more protests. The protests continue going into 2015 with El Dorado County residents preparing for a RECALL of their corrupt and scandalous DA Vern Pierson.

 

 A similar situation occurred in Southern California:

By PETER LANCE SPECIAL TO THE NEWS-PRESS

October 3, 2012 6:23 AM

First of five parts

“It was the best of times, it was the worst of times.” That’s how Charles Dickens opened his epic novel of turmoil in England and France on the brink of revolution. In 1775 those two crime-ridden capitals couldn’t have been more different and yet more alike.

Today two cities exist in the state of California only 90 miles apart. Both are governed by identical drunken driving laws and yet their treatment of police officers suspected of committing the identical crimes of perjury and filing false statements couldn’t be more different.

 

In each case, investigations were commenced when drivers, suspected by the police of driving under the influence were pulled over, subjected to field sobriety tests and then arrested. In each case, the charges were dropped as a result of police conduct. And in each case the arresting officer who filed the police report was a decorated DUI cop having won awards from Mothers Against Drunk Driving.

The difference is that in Los Angeles, LAPD officers Craig Allen and Phillip Walters are facing charges punishable by up to four years and eight months in state prison, while in Santa Barbara, as far as the public knows, Officer Kasi Beutel has never been suspended, cited or subjected to any misconduct proceedings.

She remains on the job and in uniform – and on Jan. 28, she was promoted to beat coordinator.

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Further, she has received nothing but praise or support from the police chief and multiple officials including the District Attorney’s Office, three Superior Court judges, and the city attorney.
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TERMINATED SOUTH LAKE TAHOE POLICE OFFICER REINSTATED AND AWARDED BACK PAY

fuck-the-police_o_168412An arbitration panel reversed the City of South Lake Tahoe’s decision to terminate Police Officer John Spaeth and awarded back pay and benefits. Officer Spaeth and Mastagni Holstedt, APC, attorney Steven W. Welty disproved allegations of dishonesty, excessive force and false imprisonment, and showed that Spaeth’s actions during a traffic stop did not warrant termination. Spaeth’s exemplary work record and the City’s lack of progressive discipline showed that his termination was unjustified.
During his years as a police officer for the South Lake Tahoe Police Department, Spaeth was recognized for his high performance in DUI enforcement. On June 17, 2012, at around 2 a.m., Spaeth observed a car weaving in and out of its lane. The car crossed the white fog line on the side of the road and was traveling approximately 30 miles per hour in a 40-mile-an-hour zone. The driver also made an unnecessarily wide right turn. Based on the time of night, the erratic driving and the area’s history of problems with drunk drivers, Spaeth suspected the driver was intoxicated and stopped the vehicle.
Spaeth checked the driver’s license and registration, and attempted to explain to the driver why he had stopped him. The driver insisted that he had not done anything wrong because he was not speeding, and claimed he had not committed any traffic violations. Spaeth determined that the driver was not intoxicated and decided not to issue a citation. However, just as Spaeth handed back the driver’s paperwork, the driver made a comment similar to “Don’t act like you’re some sort of hero.”
At this point, Spaeth decided to issue a traffic citation for the driver unintention-
ally leaving a traffic lane. He was not angry with the driver’s comment, but felt that the driver did not understand that he had committed traffic violations. Also, Spaeth wanted to lend more validity
to the stop.
Spaeth demanded that the driver give back the documents and reached into the car to retrieve them. The driver refused to release the documents and they both began pulling on the paperwork. The driver then grabbed Spaeth’s forearm. Spaeth grabbed the driver’s arm and placed him in a modified twist lock. He ordered the driver to get out of the vehicle. The driver finally complied, and Spaeth handcuffed him and put him in his patrol vehicle to finish his investigation without further incident. Spaeth determined that the driver’s actions did not rise to the level of battery on a peace officer, and issued a traffic citation. He then released the driver.
When Spaeth returned to the Department, he verbally notified his supervisor of the incident. The next day, the driver filed a complaint with the Department. Spaeth completed a written report of the incident pursuant to his supervisor’s orders. Internal affairs investigated the incident and upheld 16 findings against Spaeth. Spaeth appealed the findings to Chief Brian Uhler and the City Manager, who upheld violations pertaining to performance, reasonableness of force, reporting use of force, required documentation and false imprisonment.
The arbitration panel overturned the City’s allegations, finding that termination was unwarranted. The City claimed that Spaeth “submitted false information regarding the stop to justify his actions.” But Spaeth’s description of the events surrounding the incident was consistent at every stage of the proceedings. A retired deputy district attorney and veteran officer reviewed the internal affairs investigation and did not find any credibility issues. The officer testified that if he were in the same position, he would have cited the driver for traffic violations regardless of whether the driver was intoxicated. Even the City Manager admitted that Spaeth had reasonable suspicion to conduct a traffic stop. Spaeth had no motivation to lie about the driver’s erratic driving.
The City’s allegations of excessive force were also improper. The dashboard video showed a minimal use of force, and Spaeth did not deploy any strikes or takedowns. The panel determined that Spaeth was justified in using a minimum amount of force to obtain the information he officially requested, after it was refused and after the driver used force to prevent him from obtaining the documentation. Moreover, the driver had been angry and confrontational during the entire conversation. The driver was still seated inside the car when he began to resist Spaeth’s efforts to obtain the documentation. The vehicle had not been searched and Spaeth did not know whether the driver or passengers had weapons inside the vehicle. With these factors in mind, the panel found that Spaeth’s use of force
was justified.
The City’s allegations of false imprisonment were meritless. The driver was only placed in a police vehicle after demonstrating that he would not cooperate with Spaeth’s investigation. The driver’s refusal to cooperate required Spaeth to remove him to complete the investigation. The panel found that “This does not amount to ‘false imprisonment.’”
Finally, the panel found that the City’s allegations that Spaeth failed to report the incident did not rise to the level of a terminable offense. Spaeth verbally notified his supervisor of the incident the same night, and completed his written report the next night. He was not aware that the City required a written report every time a suspect is handcuffed, because it is very rare that someone is handcuffed and not subsequently taken to jail. He felt that informing his supervisor was sufficient notification. Furthermore, his supervisor did not order him to write a report until the next night, and the City’s policy does not specify when the written report for detention without arrest is due. The panel found that even if this constituted a violation, it was a minor infraction that did not rise to the level of a terminable offense.
None of Spaeth’s actions supported the City’s decision to terminate him and strip him of his career. His strong work record and the City’s lack of progressive discipline also persuaded the panel that any alleged mistake in judgment could have been easily corrected in other ways. The panel correctly decided to reverse the City’s excessive discipline by reinstating Spaeth and awarding him back pay and benefits. This exceptional outcome could not have been accomplished without the assistance of the PORAC Legal Defense Fund.

About the Author
Steven Welty is a senior associate at Mastagni Holstedt, APC, who focuses his practice on labor and employment law representation, fitness for duty and disability retirement litigation. For over a decade, he has provided outstanding representation of public safety clients in administrative investigations, disciplinary actions and appeals.

Letter: South Shore police force should use body cameras

fuck_the_police_infant_bodysuitIncredibly our local police department has yet to consider implementing the use of body cameras. In cities like Rialto and elsewhere in California, it’s been shown that complaints against police decline after implementation, since quick exoneration of officers usually results. Police forces across our country are turning to camera systems in an effort to regain the trust of the people. Expense is no longer a viable excuse as grants and guidance are now available. And, the cost of a camera system remains low compared to the potential cost of litigation and settlements.

So what’s out there? Microsoft Cloud, for example has a system specifically for police, designed to upload the officer’s video while filming. Many citizens have a cell phone “app” called “Bambuser” that operates the same way. It allows them to upload their recording in progress. So, destruction of the device doesn’t destroy the video. Why should our police have anything less?

A police force that restricts or even refuses to release its information soon begins to assume the role of a secret police. A police state, empowered by a secret police, operates by supervising the citizens’ activities, with no transparency, accountability or oversight. Information control is the heart of their power. Rather that protecting their constituency, they strive to enforce and enhance their personal authority. Freedom of information is their enemy.

In today’s society cameras record our actions dozens of times a day. If your bank deposit or Walmart purchase is important enough to record, then your interaction with police most certainly is. A camera system will protect our city’s finances, the citizens, and mostly our police officers. Our officers, proud of their daily interaction with the public, have nothing to hide and should welcome this inevitable change.

The technology is here and we can’t hide from it.

Dan Gill

South Lake Tahoe, Calif.

SOURCE: http://www.tahoedailytribune.com/news/20375275-113/letter-south-shore-police-force-should-use-body

UNDER INVESTIGATION: Did Vern Pierson lie about his past experience???

As the recall starts – Stay tuned as we uncover Vern’s lies…

image of Vern Pierson SpeakingVern Pierson
District Attorney
County of El Dorado, California
vern.pierson@edcgov.us

Within weeks of graduation from high school in 1982, Vern enlisted in the U.S. Army and served in the infantry’s 101st Airborne (Air Assault). He attained the rank of sergeant and was a graduate of the Army’s elite Airborne and Air Assault schools. The recipient of the Army Commendation and Army Achievement Medals, Vern attended the Non-Commissioned Officer Academy (P.L.D.C.) in Ansbach, Germany, and graduated with the rare distinction of simultaneously being designated the Honor Graduate and the recipient of the Leadership Award. Because his military service confirmed his already strong sense of duty and patriotism, and embedded in him the realization that freedom is not free, Vern continued his service to our nation, not only for the four years of his active duty, but also by serving in the California National Guard in the Airborne Long Range Surveillance Detachment.

Vern’s experience in the military and his strong work ethic were instrumental in his successfully earning his way through college and then law school. Initially, he worked in a grocery store at night and attended Cypress College by day. Later he worked 20-30 hours a week in the Orange County District Attorney’s Office while attending Western State University College of Law. Upon graduation, Vern was near the top of his class, with honors including the American Jurisprudence Award for scholarship and excellence in Constitutional Law.

During his initial assignment in the Amador County District Attorney’s Office, Vern prosecuted hundreds of cases ranging in seriousness from misdemeanor violations to prosecutions of violent and sophisticated career criminals. After prosecuting approximately fifty jury trials in three years, Vern was recognized for his thorough preparation and tough stand on public safety. A high sensitivity to the rights of crime victims and success in prosecuting family violence cases resulted in Vern being assigned as the vertical prosecutor for domestic violence and sexual assault. Learning a teacher charged with child molest was seeking to retain his teaching credentials, Vern wrote the statute (S.B. 2005) carried by then Senator Tim Leslie, which forever barred convicted sex offenders from working in our classrooms. Vern was also instrumental in establishing the Amador County Sexual Assault Response Team (SART).

Vern’s success as a prosecutor and his interest in the legislative process led him to take a leave of absence to work as a criminal justice advocate with the California District Attorneys Association. Despite the leanings of the California Legislature, Vern was part of a team that was extraordinarily successful in bringing about improvements in public safety. For instance, Vern helped change the laws to make it easier to convict and permanently lock up sexual predators. He also authored or edited numerous books, manuals and publications. He helped create the Field Guide used by thousands of police officers throughout the state.

In 1996, he joined the California Department of Justice as Deputy Attorney General in the Appeals, Writs and Trial Division. Assigned to the trial team, Vern investigated and prosecuted grand jury inquiries and numerous criminal jury trials throughout the state. He also fought the appeals of convicted felons.

In September of 2000, Vern returned to Amador County as the Chief Assistant District Attorney. Under the direction of the District Attorney, Vern served as the department administrator. In that capacity, he was responsible for the control of the department budget, management of personnel issues, supervision and training for criminal division staff, and the coordination of criminal and administrative investigations. Vern also prosecuted major felony cases such as murder.

As he has for the last several years, he continues to teach trial advocacy and the laws of evidence to California prosecutors. He annually updates his book, the California Evidence Pocketbook that is published by the California District Attorneys Association and used daily by prosecutors throughout the state. Vern also serves on CDAA’s Legislative Committee and is often asked for opinions on proposed and newly introduced legislation effecting public safety and victims rights. Recently, he drafted A.B. 141 (Cohn), which expands the use of propensity evidence in child abuse and domestic violence cases. Since 1999, he has been part of the committee that provides the annual legal update for Peace Officers Standards and Training (P.O.S.T.) and many thousands of California’s front line law enforcement officers.

image of Star Button Elected as County of El Dorado District Attorney in 2007.

So. Lake Tahoe New Year’s Arrest Nearly Half of Prior Year

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2016-01-04, 06:20:25 PLACERVILLE CA
As usual, the South Lake Tahoe Police Department bolstered our patrol staffing to meet the emergency response needs of our crowded City during the New Year celebration period. There were squads of officers patrolling the state line area, the Snow Globe festival and extra officers were also assigned to work patrol throughout the City. South Lake Tahoe was quite full with holiday revelers, and the number of calls for emergency police responses was consistent with recent past years. We are pleased to report there was a decrease in arrests as compared to last year. In fact, SLTPD squads made no arrests at all in the state line area last night related to the new year’s eve celebration.
So far this year, from the period of time between 12:01am on December 31st and noon of January 1st, the South Lake Tahoe Police Department has made 9 arrests throughout the City. SLTPD made 17 arrests over this same time period last year. Consistent with prior years, the majority of these were for either drunk and disorderly conduct in public or DUI. Some arrests also involved incidents of domestic violence and drug possession. These arrest numbers do not account for those made by allied law enforcement agencies, such as the California Department of Alcoholic Beverage Control, but only those made by the South Lake Tahoe PD.
The totals for all three nights of Snow Globe:
Arrests:
5 for Intoxication
1 for Illegal Weapon (stun gun)
1 for Minor in Possession
1 for Trespass
8 Total Arrests
Citations:
104—Minor in Possession of Alcohol
21—Open Container
15—False IDs
4—Furnishing Alcohol to a minor
3—Possession of Narcotics
2—Minor purchasing alcoholic beverage
1—Possession of Marijuana
1—Parking violation
169 Total Citations
Medical Transports from Snow Globe:
19 Total Medical Transports
Although the traffic was heavy throughout the City, the inconvenience posed to motorists was handled by most with patience and caution. The police did not investigate any traffic collisions resulting in serious injuries. SLTPD responded to many disturbance complaints throughout the City, and continue to be very busy on New Year’s Day, which is typical of this holiday period.
The SLTPD would like to thank our allied law enforcement agencies for the mutual aid they provided to us during the state line celebration and Snow Globe operations. These include the California Highway Patrol, The California Department of Alcoholic Beverage Control, the El Dorado County Sheriff Department, Cal-Trans, and our City Public Works Department and all of our Nevada allied agencies as wellfor their help in the California operational effort this year.
Please refer to the following page for a statistical reference about arrest trends in the City of South Lake Tahoe over the past several years.
City of South Lake Tahoe Police New Years Arrest Trends
The following arrest statistics represent every arrest the South Lake Tahoe Police Department has made, for any type of criminal offense, during New Year’s Eve through New Year’s Day over the past decade. The measured time frame encompasses 36 hours; from 12:01am on December 31st through noon on January 1st. Since the beginning of 2008, a clear trend indicates that the size and associated arrests generated by the celebration at the state line has gradually diminished. While the Snow Globe festival has generated multiple thousands of attendees over the past 5 years, it has not caused an overall uptick in arrest stats.

Reader comments: Judge Kingsbury is most certainly one of the most corrupted judges in the state why hasn’t the DOJ investigated them yet?

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Judge Suzanne Kinsburry

Judge Kingsbury is most certainly one of the most corrupted judges in the state why hasn’t the DOJ investigated them yet? what will it take?

They are on a path of certain destruction, by malicious prosecution, attorney malpractice, falsifying, withholding, and planting evidence is their specialty are they getting kickbacks from the prison industry from all the innocent people they send to prison?

When you appeal and complain your appeal is supposed to go to an independent panel of 3 judges but it is sent back to the same judge who tried the case? They sent my son to prison for 6 years for protecting himself on his own property from a man with a gun trying to kill him? Was this guy with a gun Assistant DA Robin Anthony Sears’s best friend? why did they falsify and withhold evidence, why was malicious prosecution and personal grudges allowed? Why are Public Defenders like Lori London sabotaging their own clients cases? What the hell is going on here? Why wont anyone do anything about it????????? I seriously want answers!!!!!

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South Lake Tahoe Superior Court is the most corrupt court in California they have sent thousands of innocent people to prison, when these people appeal instead of the appeals going through an independent panel of 3 it goes straight back to the corrupt judge who tried the case, corruption abounds my son was sentenced to 6 years without the possibility of parole and sabotaged by his own public defender for protecting himself in his own front yard when an armed criminal came to kill him how the hell is that justice? My son had just turned 18 the attacker was 24 Tony Sears withheld and falsified evidence and maliciously prosecuted my son on a personal grudge Mr. Sears admitted to our Attorney we had to hire after Lori London sabotaged her own clients case she told us to shut up stop sending her evidence, stop calling her that my son was going to prison for 6 years and there was nothing we could do about it, that was after his arraignment where she objected and when asked on what grounds she laughed out loud and said I don’t know? If you live in Tahoe GET OUT do whatever you have to leave that evil place before you find yourself in prison for protecting yourself from an armed criminal who happens to be friends with the Assistant DA very dangerous corrupt town!!!!

 

 

We need you! Attend overloaded Board of Supervisor Meeting 12/15/15

Save Our County

Come to the last Board of Supervisors meeting of 2015 on Tuesday, December 15, 2015 at 9:00 am.  The Supervisors have a track record of loading the last agenda of every year with many items that will negatively impact our quality of life in El Dorado County.  This year is no different.  WE NEED YOU THERE!

There will be several opportunities throughout the day to make comment to address the Board of Supervisors and their lack of representation.  Therefore, please plan your day to arrive around 9:00 am, and then stay for most of the day.

Chairman Veerkamp may attempt to cut off public comment.  We ask that you NOT be intimidated and stand up for your right to speak. Here are some facts:

  1. The Board (all but Supervisor Frentzen) has tentatively approved staff’s overhaul of our voter-approved General Plan and Zoning Ordinance, along with rezoning 37,000 parcels without notifying…

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GOVERNMENT ADVOCATES TRIGGER PIERSON, HARN RECALL DRIVE

GOVERNMENT ADVOCATES TRIGGER PIERSON, HARN RECALL DRIVE

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You can stop corruption

2015-12-07, 03:27:23 PLACERVILLE CA
Clean Government advocates uniting under the newly formed “Neighbors Against Corruption” served embattled Auditor-Controller Joe Harn and District Attorney Vern Pierson with a Notice of Intention to Recall under California Elections Code division 11, Article 2, triggering a recall petition drive.  Under State law, recall proponents must formally serve targeted elected officials with a legal notice that includes legitimate reasons or grounds for removal from office.
The proponents cited the following grounds for the removal of Harn:
— Failure to make authorized payments for reasons of personal and political motivation in violation of California State Government Code Sections 424 and 425. (Both felonies)
— Participating in an immoral scheme whereby some County Elected Officials receive non-performance bonuses increasing the amount of both their six figure base salaries and retirement pensions for reasons such as simply being re-elected or possessing the certificates required to hold office.
— Failure to protect the fiscal integrity of the County by willfully refusing to prepare a complete Cost Allocation Plan.
— Failure to produce and submit required County bill payment disclosure reports to the Board of Supervisors in violation of County Ordinance Code Sections 3.16.130 and 3.16.140.
— Engaging in inappropriate conduct including; harassment, bullying, and disrespectful conduct towards County employees, vendors, and staff of other agencies.
The proponents cited the following grounds for the removal of Pierson:
— Abusing the power and resources of office to pursue criminal prosecutions and civil litigation against innocent persons and businesses for personal and political reasons, such as, generating career building publicity and punishing political enemies.
— Participating in an immoral scheme whereby some County Elected Officials receive non-performance bonuses increasing the amount of both their six figure base salaries and retirement pensions for reasons such as simply being re-elected or possessing the certificates required to hold office.
— Participating in an immoral scheme whereby the District Attorney receives extra pay as “County Chief Technology Officer”, thereby gaining access to all e-mail messages moving through the County internet system including the Public Defender’s Office.
— Abusing court rules to discredit Judges for personal and political reasons.
Recall petitions will be available for circulation in the next few weeks.  Approximately 10,500 valid signatures are required to force a recall election of a County-wide elected official. Proponents also believe that Pierson’s continued failure to prosecute his political ally Harn for felony violations of the State Penal Code will prompt County voters to sign the recall petitions.

South Lake Tahoe City Council censures JoAnn Conner

 

Source: http://southtahoenow.com/story/10/19/2015/south-lake-tahoe-city-council-censures-joann-conner

During a special meeting of the South Lake Tahoe City Council on Monday, October 19, JoAnn Conner was publicly censured, a first of its kind for the City. An overflowing crowd spent over three hours in Council Chambers as comments were made both supporting Conner, and against what they said was “abusive, bullying and intolerant behavior.”

The meeting wasn’t a court proceeding, but at times it may have seemed like one. Conner never spoke during the afternoon, and had her legal representative, former City Attorney Jacqueline Mittelstadt, speak for her. Mittelstadt wanted to postpone the meeting, asking that all parties involved have time to meet and try and work out their differences prior to a public setting.

“We should all get along, but will we? No,” said Mittelstadt. “We may not like what she says, or how she says it, but it isn’t a basis for censure.”

Several issues were brought up, including Conner’s alleged use of inappropriate language when talking about Brooke Laine and others she didn’t agree with, perceived belittlement of people speaking to the Council during meetings and threatening to take away funding from programs that would lead to job loss in the City. Other issues with Conner circled around her dealings with City staff.

Mittelstadt asked for exact dates and people’s names in these instances, but they weren’t given to her.

“It’s not against the law to be a jerk or a bully,” said Mittelstadt. “Bad behavior is not illegal and is not the basis of censure.”

There were two items on the agenda. Besides censure, the Council voted 4-1 to ratify the actions of City Manager Nancy Kerry to make all communication between Conner and City staff to go through her. The approved resolutions don’t take away any of Conner’s rights, just impacts the way she can handle herself with employees. It prevents Conner from talking directly to City staff, and that all communication she wants with them must go through Kerry.

Cole said City employees were being subject to a hostile work environment because of the way Conner speaks with them, an accusation she has denied. He, along with other councilmembers, said they didn’t want the City to be in a position of being sued due to Conner’s behavior towards staff.

Mayor Hal Cole said he couldn’t sit by and let employees of the City be treated poorly by Conner.

City Council members cannot give directives towards staff, otherwise they’d be pulled in five different directions besides what their supervisors tells them, said Cole. Part of Kerry’s job is to be the middle person, and listen to complaints from Council, and then address it with staff.

“I didn’t want to get to this point today,” said Mayor Cole. “I have witnessed you conduct yourself in public for many years,” he said to Conner. “After our first formal discussion in February at the retreat you promised to change, and you seemed sincere. We have witnessed a return of that behavior.”

He was referring to a workshop the council had on February 21, 2015. During that retreat relationships between City and staff were discussed. Cole said that during that workshop Conner agreed to no longer behave abusively towards partner agencies, City staff, and other Councilmembers.

The censure resolution says Conner: has been disrespectful and discourteous; has detracted from the orderly, efficient and fair conduct of the City’s business; has been abusive to employees, Councilmembers and the public given the standing as an elected public official; has not served to increase the public confidence in the City government; and has not been in keeping with the heightened norms and standards of conduct required of Councilmembers.

During the meeting, letters were read from former City Councilmembers Brooke Laine and Angela Swanson, both of whom said they were the recipients of Conner’s hostility towards them, name calling and disrespect.

“You have brought this upon yourself,” Laine said to Conner in her letter. “I wish today could have been avoided.”

Cole described two instances where Conner didn’t treat Laine with the respect due a co-Councilmember. Right after Laine became Mayor Pro-Tem, he said Conner switched the nameplates of the elected officials up on the dais so she wouldn’t have to sit next to Laine. He also said she didn’t invited Laine to participate in her parade, though all others were invited.

While the letters received by the City Clerk were in favor of the censure, the majority of the attendees at the meeting were there in support of Conner or against the fact that the City Council was discussing censuring one of their own. Several clapped when supporters of Conner were finished at the speaker’s podium.

Seen often as a proponent for the “little guy and small business owner,” many of them joined in support of Conner.

“This matter doesn’t belong in the public arena,” said former Councilmember John Cefalu. “Can now expect a fractured City Council.” Cefalu said the voters voted Conner in, so leave it up to the voters to judge her.

What was called a public flogging by one, Kenny Curtzwiler added we “shouldn’t air our dirty laundry in public.”

“We shouldn’t embarrass our City this way,” added Curtzwiler. “JoAnn has always looked out for this community.”

“I think think this meeting shouldn’t be taking place,” said Mick Clarke. “It’s disgraceful.”

Former City Councilman Bruce Grego also spoke. “When you’re in the minority, you have to speak up and fight more against the majority,” he said. “This is a dangerous precedent. Be heroes for the community and let this go.”

“It isn’t the messenger, it’s the message,” said Cole. That was echoed by the other Councilmembers as well. Tom Davis, Wendy David and Austin Sass also spoke to Conner during the proceedings.

Each Councilmember spoke before the vote, which ended up 4-1 in favor of the Resolution of Censure.

“It’s not what you say, it’s how you say it,” said Davis. “We need to cooperate and work together. I’m sick and tired of this issue and its taken too much time.” He asked Conner to step up and admit error so they could all move on.

“People appreciate what you’ve done and that you reach out to them,” said Mayor Pro-Tem David. “I am very sad, and very angry that we have to be here. I wish we could have addressed this behind closed doors.”

“If your voice is not heard because people don’t want to work with you,” said Sass. “Then the citizens lose.”

There were publicly read letters from LTCC President Dr. Kindred Murillo and El Dorado County Supervisor Sue Novasel, both of whom said it was very hard to work with Conner. While Murillo said she’d experienced a “dressing down” by Conner and about how important it is to speak to people in a respectful manner, Novasel said her staff shouldn’t be subjected to the treatment they’ve received from Conner.

In a written response to what happened to today, Conner sent the following to South Tahoe Now: “Today was a sad day for South Lake Tahoe. Whether you like my style or not, I was elected by nearly 2,400 voters. The City Council stated they had ‘six’ complaints from employees, the City Manager stated she had ‘more’ and ‘more’ and ‘more’…but absolutely no concrete evidence was ever provided before the hearing, nor during the hearing. The conduct that was alluded to, or the few examples complained of amounted to lawful expressions of my opinions. The City Manager and the Council have decided they have the right to take away the power of the people’s vote. Approximately forty citizens were present, and a number objected, but they were scolded by Hal Cole and then ignored by the rest of Council two of whom read pre-prepared speeches into the record.”

Not knowing what to expect during the meeting Monday, law enforcement was at the meeting. Two deputies from the El Dorado County Sheriff’s Office were in the Council Chambers, along with one South Lake Tahoe Police Sergeant who was in filling in for Chief Brian Uhler. The deputies were there since Uhler and other police officers were escorting the remains of Mark Hounsell, the officer who died along with his wife and a friend in a vehicle accident on Saturday.

Get a clean slate from the El Dorado County DA’s office

People who had a misdemeanor or felony conviction in El Dorado County at least one year ago may be eligible to have their record wiped clean and get a fresh start, something needed in today’s workforce.

A criminal conviction can also prevent a person from attending school field trips with their children and can present many other barriers.

There will be a clinic hosted by the District Attorney’s office on Monday, January 18, 2016 from 9:00 a.m. to 4:00 p.m. at 630 Main Street, Placerville, CA 95667.

If you know someone who was convicted of misdemeanors or felonies in El Dorado County over one year ago that resulted in jail time, alternative sentencing, or probation, they may be eligible to file a petition for an expungement.

For more information on eligibility, please check the Public Defender’s website www.edcgov.us/Public-Defender/ or pick up their Clean Slate Clinic Brochure at all courthouse locations, or at their office at 630 Main Street, Placerville, CA.

You can also call the Public Defender’s Office at (530) 621-6440 from 2:00 p.m. – 4:00 p.m. on the following dates:

December 14th and December 21st
January 4th and January 11th

An attorney will be staffed during those dates and times to answer questions.

The war within

PaulFolivi

Day in and day out, we are faced with a struggle within. A part of us wants to do what we are morally aware of as right and the other part wants to do what we feel would give us the satisfaction of the time. It is mostly a struggle for an apparent liberty from rules and regulations.

As Christians, that war is our survival mode. Upon us being born again, we became transformed from within with a new heart. Our Spirits became conditioned to always do the right thing. Our Spirits have been reborn to please God. We are spiritually aware of who we are. Deep within, we want to embrace that righteousness instilled in us. We have however been facing a problem. The problem doesn’t reside in that Spiritual instinct we have or that connection to God we have but the state of our souls.

Our souls have…

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Obama’s National Address on Keeping America Safe *Edited for Accuracy

A Sweet Dose of Reality

If you want to hear the full unedited speech click here.

On December 6th, Obama addressed the nation on the San Bernardino shooting and ISIS. This is a condensed version, edited for accuracy.

(But seriously, he did call on Congress to officially declare war in Syria and he also asked them to ban anyone on the no-fly list from buying a gun… what better way to strip people’s 2nd Amendment rights away without any due process considering how big of a fail that list is. Last I heard, there was even an 18-month-old baby on there…)

Obama’s “Keeping the American People Safe” Speech EXPOSED 100% TRASH

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The Elf On The Shelf Is Preparing Your Child To Live In A Future Police State, Professor Warns

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For some, the Elf on the Shelf doll, with its doe-eyed gaze and cherubic face, has become a whimsical holiday tradition — one that helpfully reminds children to stay out of trouble in the lead-up to Christmas

Elfs-on-the-Shelf-WHATSHOTNFor others — like, say, digital technology professor Laura Pinto — the Elf on the Shelf is “a capillary form of power that normalizes the voluntary surrender of privacy, teaching young people to blindly accept panoptic surveillance and” [deep breath] “reify hegemonic power.” I mean, that’s obvious, right?

The latter perspective is detailed in “Who’s the Boss,” a paper published by the Canadian Centre for Policy Alternatives, in which Pinto and co-author Selena Nemorin argue that the popular seasonal doll is preparing a generation of children to uncritically accept “increasingly intrusive (albeit whimsically packaged) modes of surveillance.”

Before you burst out laughing, know that Pinto comes across as extremely friendly and not at all paranoid on the phone…

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Psycho DA Vern Pierson is Getting Recalled Along with Ogre Joe Harn

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Please note: Rumor has it Vern Pierson has endorsed a candidate in the AD06 race. However she has not posted it on her website yet, I wonder why?

For those of you that don’t read Right on Daily often – you should know that Vern Pierson is one of my favorite losers. He is up there with a certain non-college graduate Assembly-member with a hyped up resume. (Which may explain Pierson’s affinity for another such candidate – but I digress)

Joe Harn is legendary for his temper and abuse of staff. Vern Pierson is a loser District Attorney who abuses his office to get what he wants and also let a felony domestic abuser walk because it did not suit him to prosecute. Friends of Pierson get hand-slaps. Enemies of Pierson get assaulted with his abuse of the legal system.

Don’t forget that both Harn and Pierson rake in thousands in “Bonuses” over and above their bloated annual paychecks for abusing the taxpayers. Should you ever meet them, don’t bother shaking their hand – they both seem to have forgotten how to grip a handshake. (an Amazing irony, given they are a couple bullies)

Please note – the above is called commentary. I think the above of Harn / Pierson and am not alone. Eventually everyone else in El Dorado County will agree with me. Or, they could just resign and the beatings will stop.

Attached is a Press Release from a group seeking to cut Vern’s Hair a little shorter and to give Joe Harn some anger management counseling:

CLEAN GOVERNMENT ADVOCATES TRIGGER PIERSON, HARN RECALL DRIVE

Placerville, CA – Clean Government advocates uniting under the newly formed “Neighbors Against Corruption” served embattled Auditor-Controller Joe Harn and District Attorney Vern Pierson with a Notice of Intention to Recall under California Elections Code division 11, Article 2, triggering a recall petition drive.  Under State law, recall proponents must formally serve targeted elected officials with a legal notice that includes legitimate reasons or grounds for removal from office.

The proponents cited the following grounds for the removal of Harn:

Failure to make authorized payments for reasons of personal and political motivation in violation of California State Government Code Sections 424 and 425. (Both felonies)

Participating in an immoral scheme whereby some County Elected Officials receive non-performance bonuses increasing the amount of both their six figure base salaries and retirement pensions for reasons such as simply being re-elected or possessing the certificates required to hold office.

Failure to protect the fiscal integrity of the County by willfully refusing to prepare a complete Cost Allocation Plan.

Failure to produce and submit required County bill payment disclosure reports to the Board of Supervisors in violation of County Ordinance Code Sections 3.16.130 and 3.16.140.

Engaging in inappropriate conduct including; harassment, bullying, and disrespectful conduct towards County employees, vendors, and staff of other agencies.

The proponents cited the following grounds for the removal of Pierson:

Abusing the power and resources of office to pursue criminal prosecutions and civil litigation against innocent persons and businesses for personal and political reasons, such as, generating career building publicity and punishing political enemies.

Participating in an immoral scheme whereby some County Elected Officials receive non-performance bonuses increasing the amount of both their six figure base salaries and retirement pensions for reasons such as simply being re-elected or possessing the certificates required to hold office.

Participating in an immoral scheme whereby the District Attorney receives extra pay as “County Chief Technology Officer”, thereby gaining access to all e-mail messages moving through the County internet system including the Public Defender’s Office.

Abusing court rules to discredit Judges for personal and political reasons.

Recall petitions will be available for circulation in the next few weeks.  Approximately 10,500 valid signatures are required to force a recall election of a County-wide elected official. Proponents also believe that Pierson’s continued failure to prosecute his political ally Harn for felony violations of the State Penal Code will prompt County voters to sign the recall petitions.

Is Vern Pierson a Nazi? Or, is he just a facist? Harn? He is just a garden variety moron. This should be fun.

EDC DA Vern Pierson Blames a Single Person for His Recall

by admin / Dec 04, 2015 / 0 comments

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Kill the Messenger

2015-12-04, 09:50:55 PLACERVILLE CA

In a stunning response to a community driven recall of El Dorado County District Attorney Vern Pierson, the DA singles out one person as the blame for his recall as he avoids responding to any of the complaints in the recall document.  On its face it looks like an attack without merit that is intended to divert attention away from the issues that have prompted the recall.  The DA has decided to attack the most visible person, Cris Alarcon.  Alarcon has publicly objected to what he calls the DA’s “politicization” of an non-partisan law enforcement office for purposes of advantaging his political friends and damaging his political enemies.

When asked about the DA’s attack on his character Alarcon said, “It is laughable and flattering.  That Vern has elevated me to such status is odd since I have no real power other than the ability to communication with over 25,000 local residents nearly every day.  I guess it is really the power of information that Vern fears and his attack on me makes that clear,” said Alarcon.

“The utter absurdity of an ad hominem attack to defend himself from criticism of how he runs his office is an indication of the poor logic facilities of our DA, or of how little he thinks of the citizen’s.  I have never complained about the driving ticket and this is simply Vern’s attempt to divert attention away from his real problems, his own behavior. These are just diversions to avoid answering the complaint: his abuse of the office; his subversion of the voter’s will; the failure to prosecute his friends like Auditor Joe Harn or a hand-slap for Jeremy Meyers’ first DUI.  I will stand by my criticism of Vern but he will need to expand his ad hominem attack to include a nurse, a restaurant owner, a miner, at least two other elected officials, and even a sitting Superior Court Judge.”

Asked about how he will respond to the personal attack Alarcon responded, “I will not let this diversionary tactic work.  Not only will I publish my FPPC complaint about his factual lies in this official document, I will also publicize my soon to be filed civil complaint about the intentional lies and misrepresentations made in this political document. But I will do that separately. I am not spotless by any means but I take pride in my total works and only ask that others do as I do, judge people by their fruits.”  He adds that in the mean time he wanted to be the first to publish this letter from the DA and let the public draw their own conclusions. He added that, “it is a false narrative but over the course of years I have learned that the DA has no positive injunction to tell the truth.”

Here is the letter unedited:

For almost 9 years it’s been my honor to serve as your District Attorney. The men and women of El Dorado County Law Enforcement continue to admirably serve the People of this county. I am particularly proud of everyone in the District Attorney’s office. From holding murderers and other criminals accountable to building one of the first paperless prosecutor offices, they are second to none. Criminals however, don’t like to be held to account. 

After serving as chair of the county charter review committee Chris Alarcon was stopped by a Sheriff’s deputy. Alarcon gave the deputy an Arizona license and claimed to be an Arizona resident. The plate tag on his car was stolen from his elderly neighbor. His wife admitted he did it to avoid license and registration. My office convicted him of multiple charges including receiving stolen property, driving on a revoked license and false registration. Last year I was re-elected by a margin of 3 to 1. My opponent, a Placer County resident claimed to live with Alarcon. 

http://www.abc10.com/story/news/local/eldorado-hills/2014/03/17/el-dorad…

Now this vengeful criminal seeks to waste thousands of your tax dollars on this bogus recall campaign. Don’t be conned by this criminal! 

Filed with the Elections Department on Nov. 30, 2015 by District Attorney Vern Pierson in response to a recall filing.

Also see: http://inedc.com/1-8739 [In a Stunning Rebuke of DA’s Charges, Jury find Dellinger & Alarcon Not Guilty of all charges]

Deputies kill bear near South Lake Tahoe


El Dorado County sheriff’s deputies on the morning of Dec. 2 shot and killed what they called an aggressive bear.

Deputies said a 700- to 800-pound bear in the area of Minniconjou and Susquehana drives on the outskirts of South Lake Tahoe had been disrupting the neighborhood for several weeks by breaking into multiple residences.

Loud noises and less lethal beanbag rounds were unsuccessfully used to shoo the bear away.

Deputies said when the bear moved aggressively toward them that is when they shot it.

In the past year, deputies responded to 177 bear related calls, of which 23 were located in the same neighborhood as Wednesday’s incident. All but this one was resolved with the use of non-lethal measures.

Calls have been left with the California Department of Fish and Wildlife to find out if this is the same bear that was found in Meyers and taken to Lake Tahoe Wildlife Care.

CREEPY: NEW USHER VIDEO WATCHES YOU VIA WEBCAM

CREEPY: NEW USHER VIDEO WATCHES YOU VIA WEBCAM

Viewer forced to consent to eyeballs being tracked
Creepy: New Usher Video Watches YOU Via Webcam

by PAUL JOSEPH WATSON | OCTOBER 20, 2015

Anew Usher music video designed to draw attention to police brutality forces the viewer to activate their webcam and have their eyeballs tracked in order to watch the clip.

In order to watch the video, which is entitled Chains, viewers have to “look in the eyes of unarmed victims,” which means activating their webcam and having it track their eyes to ensure they don’t look away.

The introduction to the video advises viewers to “remove hats, glasses and overhead headphones.” It then lines up the face of the viewer with a generic face pattern.

If at any point the viewer turns their head to look away from the video, the clip pauses and is replaced by a message which states, “don’t look away.”

The video also pauses if the viewer clicks onto a different browser tab.

“Your camera will not be used to record you or to transmit or store any sounds or images,” states the Tidal website.

The video highlights numerous cases of alleged police brutality, as well as the shooting of Trayvon Martin, for which George Zimmerman was acquitted.

“The reality is that racial bigotry diminishes the lives of too many people in our country,” the Grammy award-winning singer told Rap-Up, explaining that viewers are forced to keep their eyes glued to the screen “because it is important not only to feel the issue but to face it.”

The notion of highlighting the abuse of state power by deploying a creepy Big Brother-style feature that mimics the abuse of state power in the context of mass surveillance was probably not the best decision by Usher’s marketing team.

Deceased County Jail Inmate Identified as Lawrence Spies

Deceased County Jail Inmate Identified

by admin / Oct 19, 2015 / 0 comments

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Inmate Suicide
The El Dorado County Sheriff’s Office is releasing the identity of the male inmate that was found deceased in his jail cell on September 19 at the El Dorado County Jail.
The inmate has been identified as Lawrence Spies (34).
Spies had been arrested on charges of driving under the influence of alcohol and was found with an item tied to the top bunk in his cell and around his neck. He apparently hanged himself in his cell last month has been identified as 34-year-old Lawrence Spies.
Correctional officers at the county jail in Placerville were delivering dinner to inmates about 4:50 p.m. a month ago when they found Spies with “an item” around his neck that was tied to a top bunk, according to a Sheriff’s Office news release.
Deputies cut the inmate free and began performing cardiopulmonary resuscitation. El Dorado County fire personnel arrived and Spies was pronounced dead at 5:03 p.m.  on Sept. 19, 2015.
Spies was in jail on suspicion of driving under the influence of alcohol and making criminal threats.

The Nevada Highway Patrol is investigating a deadly single-vehicle rollover that occurred shortly after 5 p.m. on Saturday night that took the life of South Lake Tahoe Police Officer Mark Hounsell, his wife Jeanne and one other person.

South Lake Tahoe Police watch

The Nevada Highway Patrol is investigating a deadly single-vehicle rollover that occurred shortly after 5 p.m. on Saturday night that took the life of South Lake Tahoe Police Officer Mark Hounsell, his wife Jeanne and one other person.

South Lake Tahoe Police Chief Brian Uhler made the following statement:
“It is with deep sadness and sorrow that we inform our South Lake Tahoe community and others of the passing of Officer Mark Hounsell and his wife Jeanne. Mark had served the citizens of South Lake Tahoe as a Police Officer since May 19, 2007.

“Mark, his wife, his wife’s friend, and Mark’s four children were returning from a family trip when they were involved in a single car rollover accident near Fallon, Nevada. In addition to Mark and his wife Jeanne, the adult family friend also died from injuries sustained in the crash.

“The family friend’s name is being withheld…

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The Nevada Highway Patrol is investigating a deadly single-vehicle rollover that occurred shortly after 5 p.m. on Saturday night that took the life of South Lake Tahoe Police Officer Mark Hounsell, his wife Jeanne and one other person.

The Nevada Highway Patrol is investigating a deadly single-vehicle rollover that occurred shortly after 5 p.m. on Saturday night that took the life of South Lake Tahoe Police Officer Mark Hounsell, his wife Jeanne and one other person.

South Lake Tahoe Police Chief Brian Uhler made the following statement:
“It is with deep sadness and sorrow that we inform our South Lake Tahoe community and others of the passing of Officer Mark Hounsell and his wife Jeanne. Mark had served the citizens of South Lake Tahoe as a Police Officer since May 19, 2007.

“Mark, his wife, his wife’s friend, and Mark’s four children were returning from a family trip when they were involved in a single car rollover accident near Fallon, Nevada. In addition to Mark and his wife Jeanne, the adult family friend also died from injuries sustained in the crash.

“The family friend’s name is being withheld pending a confirmation that next of kin has been notified. All the children had varying degrees of injury, but are expected to recover.

“This tragedy shocks the entire Police Department, Mark’s friends and all who knew this fine family. We will be making plans to properly honor and show our respects in the coming days. More details to include ways in which friends can be supportive will follow.”

Corrupt El Dorado County Auditor Joe Harn Going to Jail?

2015-09-29, 06:14:39 PLACERVILLE CA

Here is an interesting EDC issue, prosecuting Harn for violating Penal Code Sections 424 & 425, that the Mt. Democrat has been dark on.

California Penal Code Section 424 PC: Misappropriation of Public Funds
1. DEFINITION AND ELEMENTS OF THE CRIME
People who serve in public office, especially those who handle or oversee public moneys, are often placed in positions of trust with little to no oversight. In some cases, people in these positions may abuse this trust in order to unlawfully enrich themselves. In recent years, there have been several high-profile incidents involving key players in local government who have been caught misappropriating public money. As a result, prosecutors, law enforcement and government watchdogs are on high alert for these types of crimes. Under California Penal Code Section 424 PC, misappropriation of public funds is a serious felony that can result in lengthy prison sentences for those convicted.
To prove that a defendant is guilty of misappropriation of public funds, a prosecutor must be able to prove the following elements:
The defendant was an officer of the State of California, or of a county, city, town or district.
As such, the defendant was charged with the receipt, safekeeping, transfer, or disbursement of public moneys.
The defendant appropriated said money, or any portion thereof, to his own use or to the use of another.
OR the defendant loaned said money, or any portion thereof.
OR the defendant made a profit out of, or used said money for a purpose not authorized by law
OR the defendant knowingly kept a false account, or made a false entry or erasure in an account of or relating to said money
OR the defendant willfully refused or omitted to pay over, on demand, public money in his hands, upon presentation of a draft, order, or warrant drawn upon such money by competent authority
OR the defendant willfully omitted to transfer said money, when such transfer was required by law.
OR the defendant willfully omitted or refused to pay over to an officer or person authorized to receive said money, money received by the defendant under a duty imposed by law to pay over.
As used in the statute, “public moneys” includes the proceeds derived from the sale of bonds or other similar items. This statute does not apply to the incidental or minimal use of public resources.
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EDC BoS Public Coment on 2013-14 Civil Grand Jury Report on Joe Harn:
Opening comments – BOS re GJ report – AC, Harn et al 2015/09/01
https://www.facebook.com/groups/836507819720921/permalink/954295147942187/
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Richard Smith’s comments to BOS

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https://www.facebook.com/groups/836507819720921/permalink/954254054612963/
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Ripley Howe’s comments to BOS

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https://www.facebook.com/groups/836507819720921/permalink/954240174614351/
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Dan Dellenger’s comments before BOS re GJ report – AC, Harn et al 2015/09/01
https://www.facebook.com/groups/836507819720921/permalink/954246907947011/
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Mike Owen’s comments before BOS re JG report on AC, Harn et al 2015/09/01
https://www.facebook.com/groups/836507819720921/permalink/954299047941797/
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Cris Alarcon’s comments before BOS re JG report on AC, Harn et al 2015/09/01
https://www.facebook.com/groups/836507819720921/permalink/954234397948262/
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Sherilyn M. Lum-Alarcon’s comments before BOS re GJ report – AC, Harn et al 2015/09/01
https://www.facebook.com/groups/836507819720921/permalink/954250244613344/
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Ron Briggs’ comments before BOS re GJ report on AC, Harn et al 2015/09/01
https://www.facebook.com/groups/836507819720921/permalink/954245777947124/
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Michael Ranalli, BOS District IV
https://www.facebook.com/groups/836507819720921/permalink/954350434603325/
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Chairman Veerkamp’s and CAO Larry T. Combs’s comments after public commentary – BOS re GJ report – AC, Harn et al 2015/09/01
https://www.facebook.com/groups/836507819720921/permalink/954831441221891/

Corrupt South Lake Tahoe Police still covering-up plice involved shooting of Kris Jackson – The corrupt El Dorado County District Attorney’s Office has not yet released information on whether Jackson, 22, was shot from the front or the back.

Kris Jackson

More than two months after the police-involved shooting of Kris Jackson at Tahoe Hacienda Inn, questions still outnumber answers.

More than two months after the police-involved shooting of Kris Jackson at Tahoe Hacienda Inn, questions still outnumber answers.

The El Dorado County District Attorney’s Office has not yet released information on whether Jackson, 22, was shot from the front or the back. According to the DA’s office, the case is still under investigation.

Despite completion of the county coroner’s report, the El Dorado County Sheriff’s Office declined to release results.

The sheriff’s office cited in a letter to the Tahoe Daily Tribune that information couldn’t be released because it protects investigative reports.

Jackson, of Sacramento, Calif., was shot at approximately 2:40 a.m. on June 15 by South Lake Tahoe police officer Joshua Klinge. The South Lake Tahoe Police Department responded to the Hacienda Inn on reports of a woman screaming.

Alan Laskin, the attorney representing Jackson’s family in potential legal action, disputed that Jackson was shot from the front. He added that his firm recently received Jackson’s records from Barton Hospital.

“The records clearly establish an entrance wound from the mid-back and exiting through the sternum,” Laskin said in a Aug. 18 email.

Jackson had a history of arrests in South Lake Tahoe in 2015.

The city reported on June 17 that Jackson was arrested on June 1 for possession of several baggies of cocaine, scales and packaging material. He was also arrested on May 21 on drug charges.

Laskin has six months from the time of Jackson’s death to file a wrongful death suit against the city.

The matter remains under investigation.

SOURCE: http://www.tahoedailytribune.com/news/17858540-113/south-lake-tahoe-shooting-details-unknown

If a Thin Blue Line Pop Up On a Curb In Your Neighborhood, here’s What It Means

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2015-09-17, 04:25:52  PLACERVILLE CA

South Lake Tahoe PoliceThe term “thin blue line” typically refers to police officers being the difference between ordered society and anarchy.

It’s honestly quite a shame that our nation has devolved to the point where many have turned their backs on those who voluntarily risk their lives to serve and protect our communities. However, it’s becoming quite clear that many people here in America couldn’t feel any more differently and have began to show signs of support to let police know that people still do care and respect them.  Now, a San Antonio man is taking the “thin blue line” and starting a movement.

Small business owner Anthony Welichko appears to be keying in on the recent execution of a police officer in Texas to start what he calls the “Safe Harbor” initiative. He floated the idea on Facebook, and more than 65,000 people have…

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Movie Producer Bill Windsor could spend the rest of his life in the Montana State Prison for filming a documentary

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Movie Producer/Director Bill Windsor could spend the rest of his life in the Montana State Prison for filming a documentary.

Bill Windsor Movie Producer Bill Windsor could spend the rest of his life in the Montana State Prison for filming a documentary

William M. Windsor could die in the Montana State Prison for tweeting, emailing, and publishing a man’s name.

Bill Windsor’s trial is set for September 28, 2015 in the Missoula County Courthouse…

Bill Windsor has spent 134 days in jail.  People ask why couldn’t Bill Windsor get out of jail on a bail bond?  He didn’t have a spare $4.1 million.

Did Bill Windsor murder someone?  No.  He allegedly Tweeted.

Had Bill Windsor ever been in jail before?  No.  Had Bill Windsor ever been charged with a crime before?  No.  Bill Windsor does not even have a traffic ticket or parking ticket in the last 15 years.

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DA Vern Pierson is a core member of the Good Ole Boys. The last election he backed Good Ole Boy lawyer Joe Hoffman for the judgeship, which the voters overwhelming gave to attorney Dylan Sullivan. But Pierson hasn’t accepted that. So when he smears Judge Sullivan’s honesty and fairness

2015-09-14, 06:35:50  PLACERVILLE CA

The Aug. 17 Mountain Democrat reported that “El Dorado County District Attorney officials have excluded County Superior Court Judge Dylan Sullivan from proceedings until further notice.” The action was done under claimed authority of Code of Civil Procedure Sect. 170.6, the filing of a Peremptory Challenge in one specific case.

Does District Attorney Vern Pierson really plan to sit and write Sect. 170.6 challenge after challenge for every case before Judge Sullivan?

Does Pierson have a fortune-teller’s power to know in advance that Judge Sullivan will rule in a ‘prejudiced’ manner in every case the DA brings before her? What is really going on here?

The answer lies not in law but politics. And a section of law twisted to serve political purposes.

DA Vern Pierson is a core member of the Good Ole Boys. The last election he backed Good Ole Boy lawyer Joe Hoffman for the judgeship, which the voters overwhelming gave to attorney Dylan Sullivan. But Pierson hasn’t accepted that. So when he smears Judge Sullivan’s honesty and fairness by filing blanket challenges to her serving as judge in case after case, he is building up a made-up “stain” on her record as judge that can be used against her in the next election when his boy Joe Hoffman runs again.

If Pierson really believed that Judge Sullivan was systematically prejudiced, he would have reported her to the Commission on Judicial Performance, a state agency for investigating complaints of judicial misconduct. But Pierson won’t because the commission isn’t beholden to El Dorado County dirty politics. Instead Pierson bogs down the local courts with his vendetta against Judge Sullivan.

Like the majority of voters, I voted for Dylan Sullivan because she is honest, bright, fair and incorruptible. Standards which Vern Pierson would do well to emulate.

RICHARD BOYLAN
Diamond Springs

SLTPD uses new technology to thwart property crimes

crimeThe South Lake Tahoe Police Department is starting to use a new technology — essentially DNA for property — to assist in combating property theft.

The technology is called Anti-Theft Dots. Applications of this technology include a special substance that can withstand extreme elements including salt water and temperatures in excess of 2,000 degrees. Suspended inside this special substance are thousands of microscopic dots which are smaller than a grain of sand. Each dot has a unique PIN, identifying the property owner.

The substance may be applied to all types of property, from bikes, electronics, tools, equipment, metals, copper and more. The user applies the substance to her valuables and registers the PIN in the Law Enforcement National Recovery Database.

The South Lake Tahoe Police Department has been equipped with scanning tools to determine if the property has been marked with this substance. If it is determined the property is marked, a special digital reader is applied to the substance so law enforcement can read the PIN on the microscopic dots. That PIN is entered into the Law Enforcement National Recovery Database, allowing law enforcement agencies to retrieve ownership in real time.

Officers will supplying the dots to cyclists at the Bijou Bike Park opening on Sept. 19. After that date the department plans to initiate a campaign to reduce property theft in the city by working with businesses, public works, utilities, and the school district.

Judge on Judge corruption, scandals and discrimination in the El Dorado Superior Court – The Honorable Dylan Sullivan was elected by this county’s voters by an overwhelming majority. For her to be removed suddenly, without warning, from proceedings in Department 7 by District Attorney Vern Pierson is a travesty of justice

Dylan Sullivan, right, will join El Dorado County Superior Court Judge Suzanne Kingsbury. Photo/Wendy David

By Kathryn Reed

SOURCE: http://www.laketahoenews.net/2015/08/edc-judge-ousted-from-criminal-bench/

El Dorado County Superior Court Judge Dylan Sullivan has been removed from all criminal cases and instead will hear civil issues.

The reason for this change has not been disclosed.

Presiding Judge Suzanne Kingsbury, who makes the assignments, deferred comment to the El Dorado County District Attorney’s Office. She would not explain why.

“The legal system is designed so both the District Attorneys Office as well as the Public Defenders Office is offered the opportunity when appropriate to exercise the legal authority to exclude a Superior Court judge from a case. At this time the District Attorneys Office has chosen to utilize this legal right,” Deputy District Attorney David Stevenson told Lake Tahoe News.

The DA’s Office has filed a number of preemptory challenges against Sullivan. However, the reasons are not being disclosed. The DA’s office said Sullivan would be challenged on a case-by-case situation.

These types of challenges are not routine, but neither are they rare, according to legal officials. They must be made in a timely manner and can only be filed once per case.

Filing such a challenge is equivalent to saying one does not believe the judge will be able to handle the case, perhaps for ethical reasons. The attorney doing the challenge does not have to prove bias. While California is not alone in allowing this type of procedure, it is not the norm in most states.

The judge has no recourse and essentially does not get her day in court to prove she is or is not biased or that she is being wrongfully persecuted in a reverse case of bias.

People close to the issue told Lake Tahoe News things came to a head last week with Kingsbury clearing Sullivan’s court calendar starting on Aug. 10. By the end of the week Sullivan was told to go home. This week she has been seen following Judge Nelson Brooks who handles probate, an area of law Sullivan isn’t familiar with. Reports are the two judges will be swapping departments.

Even so, this will not eliminate Sullivan from interacting with deputy district attorneys. They are involved in delinquency and other cases in that department.

“There are judicial ethics that make it difficult for me to comment,” Sullivan told Lake Tahoe News. She would not say anything more.

The normal process if someone has an issue with a judge is to file a complaint with the Commission of Judicial Performance.

“We can’t talk about specific cases. We can’t say who is under investigation,” Victoria Henley, director and chief counsel for the commission, told Lake Tahoe News.

If a challenge for cause were filed, that is when the challenger has to prove bias or misconduct by the judge.

Sullivan, 49, was elected to the job in June 2014. She filled the vacancy of retiring Judge Daniel Proud. She was to begin the job in January, but instead Gov. Jerry Brown appointed her to the seat early. Kingsbury swore her in Sept. 19, 2014.

At that time Kingsbury said she assigned Sullivan to Department 7, the criminal pre-trial department in Placerville, to handle misdemeanor arraignments, hear preliminary matters, traffic issues, and drug court because of Sullivan’s training and experience.

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El Dorado County Superior Court Judge Dylan Sullivan pulled from duty

Judge Dylan Sullivan

Judge Dylan Sullivan

El Dorado County District Attorney officials have excluded El Dorado County Superior Court Judge Dylan Sullivan from proceedings until further notice.

DA officials cite California Civil Code 170.6 to back up their action. The code states, “A judge, court commissioner or referee of a superior court of the state of California shall not try a civil or criminal action or special proceeding of any kind or character nor hear any matter therein that involves a contested issue of law or fact when it is established as provided in this section that the judge or court commissioner is prejudiced against a party or attorney or the interest of a party or attorney appearing in the action or proceeding.”

“The legal system is designed so that the DA’s Office as well as the police department is afford the opportunity, when applicable, to exercise the legal authority to exclude a judge from proceedings,” DA investigator Dave Stevenson told the Mountain Democrat. “We are utilizing this legal right.”

Sullivan was not available for comment. The Department 7 judge handled criminal and traffic proceedings in the El Dorado County Government Center’s Building C basement in Placerville. She was first elected in June 2014.

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Kirk Smith Challenges DA Vern Pierson to Put Up or Stand Down regarding Judge Dylan Sullivan

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Kirk Smith, DA Vern Pierson, Judge Dylan Sullivan

2015-09-01, 07:17:47 PLACERVILLE CA

Kirk Smith: “The origin of the phrase “peremptory challenge” — a very old legal term — means that a reason does not have to be stated. And the DA”s office did NOT give any reasons to reporters or in court papers.”

What’s next, Vern?

Why ask the Judge? Judges are barred from commenting, making the DA’s first front page smear a couple weeks ago all the more cowardly. Judge Sullivan correctly and appropriately cited and followed the governing cannons of judicial ethics. Why not ask Vern Pierson for comment? And please look at the actual court papers the DA filed to back up his sleazy attack because I read them and there’s nothing in those short pages to support Pierson’s outlandish bias claim, but much to show that this is another political vendetta launched by one of the most ambitious politicians in the area.

Pierson’s thin court papers were signed by the DA’s right hand, Jim Clinchard, who, with Pierson, were both among the biggest backers of attorney Joe Hoffman against Judge Sullivan in last year’s judicial election. It was one of the nastiest judicial races in this county’s history, though not as ugly as the one also waged on behalf of Hoffman in an earlier judicial election against Judge Warren Stracener. [Ok, so the Mountain Democrat’s endorsements were also on the wrong side both times too.]

The “peremptory challenge” rule cited by the DA proscribes that a judge is to step aside “when it is established as provided in this section that the judge or court commissioner is prejudiced against a party or attorney or the interest of a party or attorney appearing in the action or proceeding.” But instead of prejudice or bias, the Clinchard document alleges that the county “has a custom and practice” of judges handling courtroom 7 matters sending them to other judges for trial, and not retaining them, except in the case of Phillip and Nancy Garrido.

What? No rule, no statute, no case law, just one lawyer’s vague anecdotal notion about some “procedure or practice”? Sorry, but it is judges, not folklore from DA’s, who have the right and duty to manage their calendars. Court schedules and court calendars are governed by judges, not politicians. Yes, the same inherent judicial authority used when a judge in Division 7 a few years ago chose to retain for trial the Garrido case, something Pierson did not object to at that time.

Vern Pierson lost a race for legislative office a few years ago and then ran for DA like a consolation prize and is now widely reported to be ready to run for Assemblywoman Beth Gaines seat once she makes her expected run against Supervisor Ron “Mik” Mikulaco. You want to know what is behind Pierson’s extraordinary attack on a sitting judge, follow the money; look at the campaign contributions for an idea about Pierson’s motive. See whether one the biggest if not the biggest contributor to the campaigns of Pierson, Hoffman and Gaines are the same. That’s just for starters. Keep looking.

Imagine the chilling impact on judges in this community when a politically motivated District Attorney can get away with this kind of unilateral slam. The origin of the phrase “peremptory challenge” — a very old legal term — means that a reason does not have to be stated. And the DA”s office did NOT give any reasons to reporters or in court papers. As a public official, Vern Pierson owes the public a detailed statement about the specific facts he had in mind. The integrity and independence of the judiciary, the very meaning of justice in this community, deserves no less than a full and honest explanation.

SOURCE: http://molosyndicate.com/3/1-1528

Kirk Smith Explains DA Peirson’s Underhanded Move re Judge Dylan Sullivan

by admin / Sep 04, 2015 / 0 comments

2015-09-04, 06:09:48  PLACERVILLE CA

— CHARLET NALBACH BURCIN of El Dorado Hills wrote:

The Honorable Dylan Sullivan was elected by this county’s voters by an overwhelming majority. For her to be removed suddenly, without warning, from proceedings in Department 7 by District Attorney officials is a travesty of justice.

Do you really think that the voters are going to stand by the District Attorney’s Office’s decision without demanding a clear explanation? You may cite your California Civil Code 170.6 as the reason — bias toward the attorney, district attorney or other party. What is the real reason? Does this have anything to do with Vern Pierson?

I hope the Honorable Dylan Sullivan appeals this “movement” against her so that we as El Dorado County residents are able to get to the truth and to the real story going on behind the scenes.

— Then Kirk Callan Smith responded:

Hi Charlet,

Your outrage about Vern Pierson’s spitefully nasty political attack on a distinguished judge is certainly in order. But your suggestion that the judge “appeal” Pierson’s action is not an option. She can’t. The Rule 170.6 “peremptory challenge” does not allow for an appeal, no response of any kind; it operates automatically just by having been filed. The rules of judicial ethics also prevents the judge from making public comment, a fact that makes Pierson’s gutless move all the more despicable.

The remedies, therefore, have to be pursued by the rest of us. They include such things as the public sending more letters like yours, groups picketing Pierson’s office, starting a recall campaign now made even easier by recent laws, and calling on the Mountain Democrat’s editorial board to insist that Vern Pierson reveal whatever facts he has to support his very vile defamatory smear — which Pierson cannot do since such facts do not exist — or for him to withdraw the challenge. Voters deserve an honest, competent District Attorney, not the appearance of a political hack.

Yes, demand that the Mountain Democrat speak up for the integrity and independence of our local judiciary. This paper has to stop being a mouthpiece for incumbents, to either stop remaining silent about political sleaze or stop wondering why its news pages and subscription numbers continue to decline. This paper, deeply afraid of controversy, sits on a great many important stories, including this one. We can insist on more.

A number of local lawyers privately call Pierson’s action pure politics and say this drama came about when he continued to find that Judge Sullivan could not be pushed around by his office. The fact that Pierson’s office has considerable discretion when it comes to who to charge and the kind of plea deals that can be made, sadly can make silence a safe choice for any lawyer wishing to pay their bills. Members of the county bar, so small it can seem like a club, have to speak up as well, and very strongly, about the latest Pierson fiasco since it can reflect so poorly on the entire legal community as well.

The public needs a strong and independent judiciary as well as a prosecutor that operates with the highest standards of the legal professional and not like a political opportunist guided by an aggressive thirst for higher office. and the apparent power of campaign contributions.

“History does not long entrust the care of freedom to the weak or the timid,” President Eisenhower once said. And if the people of this county want a judicial system that is truly fair and just, free of bias and political taint, it will not come about by silence but rather by vigilance and protest.

Kirk Callan Smith, Placerville, California

SOURCE: http://molosyndicate.com/3/1-1548

Massive CRIME SCENE at the Reno Federal Courthouse – The 7th Amendment protest resumes…

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7th amendment, seventh amendment, Reno, Reno federal court, Miranda Du, Brian Brown lawyer, brian brown attorney, thorndal, ty robben, Reno Federal Courthouse protest by Ty Robben who demands his day in court

Today August 19, 2015 Ty Robben resumed his protest at the Reno Federal Courthouse in Reno, Nevada. Ty Robben want’s his day in court and has argued that the use of Summary Judgment also called FRCP 56 is unconstitutional and a violation of the 7th Amendment of the U.S. Constitution.

The protests seem to have had a positive affect, the court has responded very quickly in denying the Defendants Carson City et al latest delay tacit. Reno Federal District Court Judge Miranda Du denied Reno Attorney Brian Brown of the unscrupulous Reno law firm thorndal armstrong delk balkenbush & eisinger

Miranda Du, Brian Browm, reno, nevada,federal courthouse, crime scene, ty robben, thorndal armstrong delk balkenbush & eisinger, Reno Federal Court turns into a CRIME SCENE

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Reno Judge Scott Pearson gets protested by Mike Weston Judge Pearson will not reverse the fraudulent “conviction” of Mike Weston even though the State and Washoe County DA has no objections to vacating the fraudulent “conviction” of Mike Weston

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Update August 2015: Judge Pearson will not reverse the fraudulent “conviction” of Mike Weston even though the State and Washoe County DA has no objections to vacating the fraudulent “conviction” of Mike Weston and admits to altering the dash cam video in court docs. Mike plans to continue the protest in August 2015 in front of the Washoe courthouse in Reno, Nevada.

Nevada Highway Patrol protests Nevada Highway Patrol protests

June 27, 2012 – Mike Weston has filed a motion to vacate his “conviction” of the criminal obstruction/delay of a peace officer in the Reno court. Local media assured Mike and NVwatchdog that they will pursue this story and Mike will take a lie detector test and he challenges NHP trooper Bowers to do the same for the press investigation and NVwatchdog’s investigation. So far NHP is not commenting officially or returning calls for public comments.

Some anonymous people are posting various thoughts on…

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Opinion: What is going on with the corrupt Superior Court in El Dorado County?

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By: Charles Moulton

2015-08-17, 03:17:32 PLACERVILLE CA

Could it be that Presiding corrupt Judge Suzanne N. Kingsbury may have been in collusion with the county’s District Attorney when she removed the widely-respected Judge Dylan Sullivan from Department 7, which solely hears criminal cases filed by the District Attorney’s office?

Could it be because Judge Sullivan didn’t let the DA’s office roll over her and her court?

And, in another instance, did Presiding Judge Kingsbury (a former county Deputy District Attorney) engage in an unethical ex-parte communication with the District Attorney which resulted in removing two cases from Judge Sullivan and re-assigning them to Judge James R. Wagoner, another former county Deputy District Attorney?

Hmmmmmmmm….

7th Amendment protest goes off at the Reno Federal Court – Ty Robben proclaims summary judgment unconstitutional

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Today Friday August 14th 2015 Ty Robben and Mike Weston along with some friends made that statement that the use of Summary Judgment is unconstitutional and a violation of the 7th Amendment of the US Constitution that guarantees the right to a civil jury trial.

I would like to thank the Courthouse security “Homeland Security” for being professional and “keeping us safe”! says Robben who also thanks the Reno Police Department who were on hand for what turned out to be a very, very casual protest. We didn’t chalk the sidewalks even though we could have said Robben who said he will continue the “peaceful protest” and hopes other join him in solidarity. After all, an injustice to one is an injustice to all. 

  • If you live near Reno, Nevada we will be doing more protests in front of both the Reno Federal Court and the Washoe Courthouse on Sierra…

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Come help protest the rampant corruption this Friday 08/14/15 at 8am to noon in front of the federal courthouse on So. Virginia St. in Reno.

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monsanto protest renoCome help protest the rampant corruption this Friday 08/14/15 at 8am to noon in front of the federal courthouse on So. Virginia St. in Reno. We are doing a photo shoot and need some people to hold the “worlds largest crime scene tape” in front of the courthouse. we’ll be doing more protests and this is for the photo shoot to promote the next series of protests. If you have experienced government/judicial/police corruption, this protest is for you!

Contact robben.ty@gmail.com

Here’s the banner we need help displaying for a few hours.

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KRNV – ON YOUR SIDE: Is ‘chalking’ freedom of speech, or crossing the line?

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Chalking Reno Police Department

UPDATE: RENO, Nev. (MyNews4.com & KRNV) — We had to edit the You Tube video because the words written in chalk are not suitable for television. You can hear the voice on the tape saying, “I missed National Chalk the Police State Day so I thought I would show up and get in all the action I’ve been missing out on.”

We caught up with Deputy Chief Mac Venzon, who is very familiar with the protest. He said, “You know people have a first amendment right to protest, to say what they want to say and voice their opinion. We swore to uphold that constitutional right and that’s exactly what we will do.”

The protestor in the video is not arrested despite what some might perceive as antagonistic behavior toward officers. Venzon said, “Officers are trained to deal with button pushing, to develop a little bit…

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South Lake Tahoe Monthly Crime Report

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By Police Chief Brian Uhler

2015-08-10, 01:56:56 PLACERVILLE CA

Community Outreach: The “Meet the Police” outreach campaign is going well. As a reminder, Coffee with a Cop happens on Thursdays and ends on August 27th. The Police Open House was well attended and we look forward to doing it again next year.

Operation Chill: To make connections with younger people in situations which are not related to law enforcement, the department has partnered with 7-Eleven in something called “Operation Chill.” Our officers will look for young people doing something positive and “ticket” them with a coupon for a free Slurpee. Such good acts might be things like wearing bike helmets, using crosswalks, being nice, or just as a way for police staff to start a conversation with young people.

General Summer Information: So far, the community has fared very well this summer from a police perspective. Our July 4th festivities went very well with our visitors only being minimally mischievous. While traffic flow has been difficult with summer construction and a high number of tourists, we have had only a few serious accidents. Tragically, one accident was a motorcycle accident where a young female passenger died from a head injury. Motorcyclists are reminded to always wear a proper helmet with the “DOT” sticker.

Live at Lakeview: The summer music events have been going smoothly. While we would prefer to have those attending follow the simple rules, it has been necessary for our officers to write 3 or 4 citations during each of our Thursday events (mostly for open alcohol container or smoking). Let’s work together to make sure these events remain family friendly.

Crime: While we are pleased to see rape and motor vehicle thefts are down, our community has seen large increases in the numbers of assaults and thefts this year. Overall, this year’s crime rate is up 12%. Essentially, the positive results for 2014 compared to 2013 have been reversed. In 2014, we saw a decrease in violent crime (down 3.4%) and a decrease in property crime (down 11.8%). The following chart compares the first 7 months of last year against the first 7 months of this year:

Crime 2014 2015 % change
Homicide 0 0 N/A
Rape 6 4 -33%
Robbery 8 10 +20%
Assault 229 255 +10%
Burglary 59 59 0%
Theft 187 234 +20%
Motor Vehicle Theft 27 21 -22%
Total 516 583 12%

Crime Prevention: In light of the above information, please lock-up your things and avoid situations which might lead to an assault. While this may seem overly simple, we see many occasions where these simple measures might have prevented a crime altogether. Lastly, do your part to report suspicious activity so we might have a better chance at catching those who commit crime.

The U.S. court system is criminally unjust How your weight and the time of day can decide the outcome of your court case

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corrupt judgeFeatured Image -- 23521We like to believe that decisions made in U.S. courts are determined by the wisdom of the Constitution, and guided by fair-minded judges and juries of our peers.

Unfortunately, this is often wishful thinking. Unsettling research into the psychology of courtroom decisions has shown that our personal backgrounds, unconscious biases about race, gender and appearance, and even the time of day play a more important role in outcomes than the actual law.

Adam Benforado, a professor of law at Drexel University, describes these unsettling problems with the justice system in the recently published book “Unfair: The New Science of Criminal Injustice.” The book uses psychology and neuroscience to examine and expose the illogical and unfair ways that judges, jurors, attorneys and others in the legal system make decisions about who is sent to prison, and who walks free.

Benforado’s research shows that mistakes in the criminal justice system are more…

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