PAPD Sting Operation Exposed

Video of the Naked Truth:

Palo Alto Police Officer refuses to identify himself and instead verbally berates Palo Alto Citizen. Apparently, the PAPD needs to justify its $150,000.00 average annual salary by pimping out young females in order to entrap unsuspecting citizens into buying them alcohol.

Bravo Palo Alto City Council, way to go in your direction to City Manager James Keene and Police Chief Dennis Burns on how to use the Peoples’ money.

At approximately 8:10 pm on Friday April 27, 2012 I was propositioned by two, probably underage, girls to purchase alcohol for them at the Palo Alto downtown “7-11” Store located on the corner of Waverley St. and Litton Ave.

It became apparent that this was at the direction of the Palo Alto Police Department through Officer Michael Kan whom I mistook for Officer David Lee. When I asked for the Officer’s name he stated that it was, “Get the Fuck Out Of Here.”

Now if I stated that to a Palo Alto Police Officer upon request for my name I would be arrested for obstruction to justice or something. Is not what’s good for the gander not good for the goose, why does the Palo Alto Police get to commit the same act when citizens cannot?

Is the Palo Alto Police above the law, I thought somewhere when a citizen requests that a Law Enforcement Officer Identify him/her-self he/she must do so.

When did Palo Alto Police Officers get the Constitutional Right to dictate to citizens whether or not they could exist on a public street given that a Palo Alto Police Officer directed me to “GET THE FUCK OUT OF HERE!” even though there was no justification for ordering me to do so?

When Officer Michael Kan responded by stating to, “GET THE FUCK OUT OF HERE,” he violated my 1st. Amendment Right to Free Speech and my 4th Amendment Right to be free from unreasonable seizure, and my 14th Amendment Right to Liberty without due process of law.

Now I would question this particular officer’s actions as being limited to himself, however given that at least two other under-cover officers overheard and or witnessed the interaction between Officer Michael Kan and myself, that means that at least three officers including the two pimped out females witnessed the Constitutional Violations.

Knowing how Chief Dennis Burns covered up the crimes of Michael Kan when he and Craig Daniel Lee beat Albert Hopkins, and how Chief Dennis Burns covered up the crimes of Officers Kelly Burger, April Wagner and Manuel Temores, I have no doubt that Dennis Burns and IPA Michael Gennaco will soft soap Michael Kan’s and his immediate supervisors’, the under covers listening in, unethical and unconstitutional acts in order to falsely portray the Palo Alto Police to the Public.

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I put it to you Mayor Yiway Yey, do you think that Palo Alto Police Officers out there pimping out young girls in order to entrap citizens purchasing alcohol is a wise expense of the Peoples’ money?

Will you hold Officer Kan accountable for violating my Constitutional Rights or are you too cowardly controlled by liability issues in order to do the right thing to even respond to this inquiry?

The U.S. Secretary of Defense Creates a New Spy Service

Collectively US intelligence agencies missed  The Fall of the Berlin Wall, The Collapse of the Soviet Union, 911,  they thought Hussein hid weapons of mass destruction in Iraq which lead to two wars.  Recently, US Intelligence missed the revolutions and complete overthrow of MidEast Governments in Tunisia, Egypt, Libya, and now Syria.  Currently they do not know if Iran is attempting to build nuclear weapons or not.

US Intelligence failures go beyond stupid and wasteful.  US Intelligence stumbling, mistakes, coverups and lying get Americans killed.

Occasionally the agencies get something right, like finding Bin Laden after nearly a decade of looking.  However, given the overall track record, one has to wonder if that discovery was just an accident or worse.  Judging by where Bin Laden lived, (right next to the Pakistan Military Academy), it’s more likely he just wasn’t useful as a Boogey Man anymore and the ‘Agencies’ needed a headline and new threats to justify their Trillion Dollar Budgets.

So U.S. Defense Secretary Leon Panetta announced that the Pentagon will soon launch the Defense Clandestine Service, DCS,  tasked with tracking issues of “global strategic importance, which is what the CIA Central Intelligence Agency already does, but hey, at least it means more easy,  white collar  jobs in Virginia.

Your Tax Dollars at work.

16 Intelligence Agencies are Not Enough Can’t get the job done.

Supervisor Liz Kniss invites you to help shape a healthier community

Supervisor Liz Kniss needs your help. Santa Clara County is adding a Health Element to its General Plan and is seeking community input.   Find out how planning communities can affect safety, recreation, and even the quality of the air we breathe.  Liz will be hosting a community forum on the County’s new Health Element:

Tuesday, May 8, 2012
6:30 pm to 8:00 pm
Avenidas, La Comida Room
450 Bryant Street, Palo Alto.

Please RSVP to: scott.strickland@bos.sccgov.org or 408-299-5057.

 

Hope to see you there,

Police race bias claim unfounded

“An officer pulls over a car lacking a light to illuminate the license plate learns the driver is on probation and searches the vehicle. The black man driving the 1976 Chevrolet Nova contends his race and the car were the reasons police stopped him – and files a complaint with the Palo Alto Police Department.

So says Palo Alto’s independent auditor

A newly released report by the police department’s independent auditor found that the driver’s assertions were unwarranted. The incident was one of a couple of cases auditor Mike Gennaco of Los Angeles, a former federal prosecutor, reviewed as part of his job to review how the department handles misconduct complaints.

Gennaco provides reports to City Council a couple of times a year. His reports do not identify officers or the people who file complaints by name. “The traffic stop appears to be based on a minor, but clear-cut violation of the requirement to have functioning license plate illumination”. states Gennaco.

“The subsequent investigation was performed in courteous and business-like manner by the officer.'” Gennaco said both the patrol officer and a second officer conformed to police department requirements in their search of the car.

The driver was allowed to–depart in the car 16 minutes after being stopped. The auditor assesses for objectivity, thoroughness, and appropriateness the disposition of citizen complaint investigations of misconduct, according to the city website…….”

BY RYAN McCARTHY
Daily Post Staff Writer

The Daily Post is unavailable on-line. Additional information can be found in today’s copy of the Daily Post – Monday, April 23, 2012.

Independent Police Auditor Report for 2011

And Now an Exclusive Look at 10 Years of Police Union Grievances

Take a look at something you’ve never seen before (unless you work in the city’s Bureau of Human Resources): data (pdf) showing all 194 grievances filed by the Portland Police Association since mid-2002—including names of officers who tried to fight off bureau-imposed discipline—and how those grievances were resolved and when.

The records, obtained this week through a public records request, reveal some surprises (we’ll have more context in the coming week’s paper). The biggest is that the union doesn’t always prevail outright when it takes on the city. The union has either withdrawn a grievance or cut some kind of a deal with the city 127 times, almost two-thirds of all cases.

And while discipline makes up the largest single category of grievances filed and pursued by the union, those cases account for just about a third of grievances overall, 67. The union actually spends much more of its time fighting over pocketbook issues like overtime, leaves, health insurance, and compensation issues.

Some of the names on the list will look familiar: Leo Besner, Scott McCollister, Kyle Nice, Christopher Humphreys, Larry O’Dea, whistleblower Tom Brennan. But there are shockingly few repeat names. Also, it turns out, the PPA has defended only a fraction of cops who’ve been fired since 2002.

Although, as Portland Copwatch’s Dan Handelman points out, that unwillingness to tilt doesn’t extend to “any of the ones who have committed acts of excessive force” on duty.

Some other points of interest:

• Of 48 discipline cases that did make it to arbitration—an expensive, lengthy process—the union settled with the city 29 times (meaning neither side prevailed) and bailed on a grievance five other times. Only four discipline cases have reached an arbitrator, with the case of Ron Frashour, the fired cop who killed Aaron Campbell in the back, being the most recent. (Frashour’s case, because the city is still challenging an arbitrator’s ruling to reinstate him, is listed as “open.”)

Overall, 103 cases—just about half, including several that remain “open”—have been sent to arbitration. What’s not captured in the database are all the discipline decisions issued every year that don’t spur grievances from the union. The police bureau hasn’t returned a message seeking comment on that question.

• In 16 discipline cases, the union decided not to follow through on a grievance at all. One of those cases involved former union president Scott Westerman, who was fired last fall for lying about twin road-rage incidents from 2010. Westerman filed a grievance, but the union decided not to take it up—leaving Westerman without a job.

• But what about when cops are fired? Of at least 11 dismissals in the city database (including Westerman’s, even though the records don’t label it as such), the union either didn’t object to or stopped fighting eight. The PPA settled with the city over former officer Christina Nelson, fired for lying about a medical trip to Mexico, winning her back pay in exchange for her promise to then resign. Frashour, of course, was ordered reinstated by an arbitrator. And Edgar Mitchell, fired over a drunk driving accident, was also given his job back by an arbitrator. When the union didn’t intervene, the cases included on-duty sex, off-duty domestic violence, and dishonesty.

• The number of grievances filed year by year has remained relatively stable. That’s somewhat contrary to a statement I reported from Yvonne Deckard, director of the Bureau of Human Resources, who said the PPA’s current president, Daryl Turner, was the most litigious in memory. The highest number of grievances (32, in 2009) came under Westerman’s time atop the PPA. The PPA would need to file 24 more the rest of this year to top that—and, according to the database, the last time the PPA had that many over a 12-month span was in 2003.

This year has seen just once discipline case grieved so far, with most years seeing just a handful. The discipline in the Campbell case skewed 2010’s number a bit high, nine. In 2002, there were 16 discipline-related grievances—mostly because the union decided to fight a slew of suspensions and reprimands related to the “sexist and puerile” antics of the city’s scandal-plagued tactical team. Details about those complaints didn’t emerge until after the Campbell shooting, because the case involved one of the officers suspended over Campbell’s death, Sergeant Liani Reyna.

• Eleven discipline cases remain listed as “open,” with the oldest being a March 2010 grievance filed on behalf of Chris Humphreys, which could be related to his suspension over his 2009 beanbagging of a 12-year-old girl. It also could be related to a suspension announced years after the beating death of James Chasse Jr.

In one weird twist, a grievance involving Reyna, suspended for 80 hours for her role in the Campbell shooting, is listed as “closed” and “settled.” That’s strange, because an arbitrator is scheduled to hear Reyna’s grievance, alongside two other Campbell cops: Ryan Lewton and John Birkinbine. Both Lewton and Birkinbine’s cases are listed as open.

• The PPA also is still grieving pension issues, the city’s now-nearly-year-old 911 dispatch system, paycheck deductions made by the city’s payroll program, drug testing provisions in the latest contract, and fitness testing in the latest contract.

Posted by Denis C. Theriault on Fri, Apr 20, 2012 at 6:11 PM

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HEIST– Who Stole The American Dream

I viewed the movie, HEIST– Who Stole The American Dream, last night and thoroughly enjoyed it. I am going to promote it, however the 99 percent will not defeat the 1 percent because most of the 99 percent does not now nor ever will possess the resources on a continual basis to perpetually challenge and check the the criminals who run the the country. Those few corporations are so powerful it does not matter what you try to do do legislatively or grassroots organizationally.

There is only one way to ensure that all of the the goals sought after in you film are obtained, restore democracy to the Republic by repealing Public Law 62-5 which effectively destroyed democracy in America in 1911 in violation of our Constitutional right to a Republican Form of Government, Article IV Section 4 of the Constitution.
If there is no Representative or Senator in the government advocating for the needs and interests of a specific demographic of their district and state, then those people are not represented in government which means that the government is not a Republic or democratic.

There is only one way to defeat the Lobbyists, the Corporations and other Special Interests, by electing our neighbors to Congress and the Senate. Those few corporations cannot defeat 10,400 Representatives and 300 Senators. How do we get the equivalent of 1811 Representation, we make a demand of our current representatives to repeal Public Law 62-5 and establish that their will be 1 Representative for every 30,000 citizens according to the ideal set forth by our founding Fathers. Article I Section 2 of the Constitution states: “The Number of Representatives shall not exceed one for every thirty Thousand.” We force every elected official to enact the law by voting every elected official out of office until they enact the new legislation.

Restoring the economy, the environment, education and the judicial system can all be solved just by voting everyone out of office, Republican, Democrat, Independent, who ever they are if they refuse to represent our interest of a Democratic-Republic.

The Problem:
http://www.electtheninetynine.org/the-problem.html

The Solution-the28th Amendment:
http://www.electtheninetynine.org/28th-amendment.html

How to win:
http://www.electtheninetynine.org/how-to-win.html

Petition:
http://www.change.org/petitions/united-states-congress-repeal-law-62-5-and-change-our-government-to-proportional-representation

For more information about the movie, HEIST, go to:

http://www.heist-themovie.com/screenings.html

Plutocracy (from Ancient Greek ploutos, meaning “wealth”, and kratos, meaning “power, rule”) is rule by the wealthy, or power provided by wealth. The combination of both plutocracy and oligarchy is called plutarchy

“A pure democracy is a society consisting of a small number of citizens, who assemble and administer the government in person.” John Adams

What is a republican government?
The government of Rome was called a republican government. The Founders read that republican government was one in which:
The power of government is held by the people.
The people give power to leaders they elect to represent them and serve their interests.
The representatives are responsible for helping all the people in the country, not just a few people.

http://www.civiced.org/index.php?page=student_book

28th Amendment
4. House of Representatives

Public Law 62-5 is hereby repealed.

The House of Representatives shall consist of 435 Seats representing 435 Districts. Each state shall have at least one Seat in the House representing one District. Districts shall be apportioned among the several States according to their respective numbers, counting the whole number of persons in each State. Representatives shall be apportioned among the districts according to their respective numbers, counting the whole number of persons in District. The Number of Representatives shall be one for every thirty thousand citizens.

City Hides Broken Gas and Water Lines – Clogged Sewers

If you are a homeowner in Palo Alto, you may have recently received the following Notice from the City on your front door.

“Notice To Local Residents & Property Owners City of Palo Alto Crossbore Investigation by CCTV Inspection of sanitary sewer laterials Contract #12140966”

 Why is the City running Closed Circuit TV cameras up your sewer line ???

Because your utility lines may have been drilled during the City’s installation of underground communication cable in 2007-2008.  Your water line may be slowly leaking, wasting water and costing you money.   Your gas line may have been cracked and leaking gas which could cause a San Bruno 2010 type catastrophe when 38 homes were destroyed and 8 people were killed.  And your sewer line may have been cracked causing drains to slow or clog completely requiring drain cleaning or complete and expensive sewer line reconstruction.

How did this Utility damage occurr ???

It probably started back in 2007-2008 when the City was installing communications cable under the sidewalks in front of houses in Town.   This work was done with a new technology called a Horizontal Boring machine.  These excavators were supposedly able to dig and pull cable horizontally underground for up to 1,000 feet without hitting a water, sewer or gas line and without the expensive excavation of sidewalks and roads.

But it turns out the Horizontal Boring technology was not safe.

By posting the “Notice of Crossbore Investigation,” the City obviously  suspects, (or may already know),  that they have drilled through the sewer  and utility lines of propery owners or they would not be spending money on a ‘Crossbore sewer Investigation.’

Has any property been damaged by the City’s drilling?

Our house had its sewer line destroyed by a horizontal driller in 2007 or 2008.

At first we thought our sewer line was clogged with tree roots but after several Service calls by Roto Rooter and after buying our own ‘Rooter’ machine we had the sewer line inspected by  CC TV camera (just as the City is doing now), and found that the sewer line had been destroyed under the middle of the sidewalk in front of our house where a Communications Cable had been pulled underground by a Horizontal Borer some months before.

The City refused to fix the crushed cast steel sewer pipe even though it was under the sidewalk.  So we hired a Plumbing Company who obtained the permit, dug up our front yard and sidewalk and installed a new sewer line for $ 7,000.   During the work, our handyman, the plumber from the Plumbing Company and the City inspector all  saw a communication cable lying in the cracked steel sewer pipe with obvious damage done by a ‘horizontal driller.’  The City Inspector  said that we could file a claim against the City or go to Small Claims but the City would just deny responsibility and we wouldn’t get a dime.    And that is what happened.

Until the City posted the ‘Notice … of Crossbore Investigaton’ on our front door in March 2012, we had forgotten the whole matter.   But now we have this new City  Notice posted on our front door,  essentially admitting that there may be damage caused by the City’s ‘crossboring’ of utility lines.

Our house was built in 1949 and it has had  62 years free of trouble except for the few months around the time of the City’s horizontal drilling.   Coincidence???

Has anyone else been the victim of  ‘Crossboring Horizontal Drillers?’  

I spoke with  ‘HydroMaxUSA,’ the Inspection Contractor now looking at our City sewer lines and their contact told me by phone that it is widely known in the ‘industry’ that the ‘Horizontal Drillers’ were sloppy and careless in their work and sometimes did damage gas, water and sewer lines.  In fact, his own home had been damaged in this way several years ago so he was personally familiar with the issue.

What does this mean to you???  

By this ‘Notice’  it’s clear that  the City of Palo Alto knows it damaged utility lines and the City is now trying to locate the trouble before something serious like a gas explosion destroys a house or kills someone as happened  in San Bruno September 2010 when 38 homes were destroyed and 8  people were killed.

We know the City wrecked our sewer line, we saw it and so did our plumber and handyman and even the City Inspector.  City residents should  know that  there may be slow gas and water leaks wasting their money and endangering their property and lives right now as a result of the City’s crossboring.

If your gas or water bills have increased unreasonably over the past few years or if your sewer line is slow or had an expensive repair, your utility lines may have been damaged by the ‘crossboring’ mentioned in the City Notice.  This Crossbore Investigation costs everyone real money and the public repair costs will be astronomical, if and when the City is caught.

Palo Alto criminal defense attorney Thomas Nolan–the art of cross-examination–and the public humiliation of PAPD’s April Wagner

Attorney Tom Nolan, you’re the man–well sort of!!   What’s the old saying re cross–examination–something like–cross–examination is the greatest engine ever designed to secure the truth

And–if my courtroom recollections and observations of you over the years–serves me correctly–Tom Nolan–you are one of the best in the business at digging the truth out of even the most recalcitrant and obstinate witnesses.

I would be thrilled and no doubt entertained–to see the famous Tom Nolan cross–examine/box the ears off–Palo Alto Police Department lieutenant April Wagner. In fact I would sell tickets to what would surely be a dog & pony show of the first order.  

My educated guess is that Lt. April Wagner would be on her feet about one round–and would–shortly thereafter–most quickly–retreat to her corner–after being knocked to the courtroom floor, by way of a TKO–after a series of left and right cross–examination questions–verbal jabs-to her brain–administered by Mr. Nolan’s well developed vocal cords and skilled verbal pummeling.

But, Mr. Tom Nolan-to be consistent–with your display of righteous indignation re the ineptitude and lack of professionalism of Lt. April Wagner–and since you are a member of the PAPD’s “secret police citizen’s committee”–whose meetings do not allow for public/press attendance or oversight–why not exercise some of that same righteous indignation–re these behind closed doors secret police meetings–and demand that all future meetings–of this secret police citizens council–be opened to the press and members of the public? Don’t you think it’s time!!!

Need I say, Mr. Nolan–that you, of all people–the former president of the largest criminal defense attorney organization in the state–California Attorneys for Criminal Justice (CACJ) are all too familiar with Star Chambers–Kangaroo Courts—and how justice administered behind closed doors–often means no justice at all.  

So now I implore you to throw a punch or two–of your mighty legal skills–against the closed doors of the secret police committee–and demand the same fairness and transparency–for the people of Palo Alto–that you have so eloquently demanded for the many clients you have represented against the awesome power and resources of the state–as you build your reputation as one of California’s best & brightest criminal defense attorneys. 

It’s time, Tom Nolan–to throw down your righteous indignation and stand-up and demand that PAPD Chief Dennis Burns –open the doors to participatory democracy. To do anything less is to dishonor your amazing career and reputation for standing-up for–Justice for All!!!!

See related links on story below:

City of Palo Alto Applies a Softer Touch–To Massage Therapy Profession

Ciampi videos reveal profanity-laced exchange [Sgt. April Wagner]

Nolan, Armstrong, Barton, LLP

‘Monolith’ Object on Mars? You Could Call It That

LiveScience.comBy Natalie Wolchover | LiveScience.com 

  • 'Monolith' Object on Mars? You Could Call It That (Image: NASA HiRISE; Arrow: thesun.co.uk)

    ‘Monolith’ Object on Mars? You Could Call It That (Image: NASA HiRISE; Arrow: thesun.co.uk)

Amateur stargazers have discovered an intriguing object jutting out from the surface of Mars. The seemingly perfectly rectangular, upright structure, found in NASA images of the Red Planet, bears a striking resemblance to the monoliths planted on Earth and the moon by aliens in the classic sci-fi film “2001: A Space Odyssey.”

The object in question was first spotted several years ago after being photographed by the HiRISE camera onboard the Mars Reconnaissance Orbiter, a NASA space probe; every so often, it garners renewed interest on the Internet. But is it unnatural — a beacon erected by aliens for mysterious reasons, and even more mysteriously paralleled in the imaginations of Stanley Kubrick and Arthur C. Clarke, creators of “2001”? Or is this rock the work of nature? [Photo ]

According to Jonathon Hill, a research technician and mission planner at the Mars Space Flight Facility at Arizona State University, who processes many of the images taken during NASA’s Mars missions, the object in question is no more than a roughly rectangular boulder.

The HiRISE camera that photographed it has a resolution of approximately 1 foot (30 centimeters) per pixel — impressive considering the 180-mile (300-kilometer) altitude from which it photographs the Martian surface, but not quite sharp enough to capture the cragginess of a mid-size boulder. “When your resolution is too low to fully resolve an object, it tends to look rectangular because the pixels in the image are squares. Any curve will look like a series of straight lines if you reduce your resolution enough,” Hill told Life’s Little Mysteries.

The location of the boulder at the bottom of a cliff near many other boulders suggests it broke off the cliff and tumbled to its current spot sometime in the distant past, Hill said. Such a perilous location is itself an argument against deliberate placement by aliens: “If I was going to build a monolith somewhere, that’s the last place I would put it!” he said. “The debris falling from the cliff would cover it up pretty quickly, on geologic timescales.” [Vote: Do You Believe in Life on Mars?]

Hill added that the height of the boulder is being exaggerated in the photo by a low sun angle. Photographed when the sun was near the horizon, the boulder casts an especially long shadow.

The ufologists aren’t necessarily wrong in calling it a monolith — the word simply translates from Latin as “one stone.” But this monolith isn’t the masonry of Martians.

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City of Palo Alto Applies a Softer Touch – To Massage Therapy Profession

PAPD April Wagner hiding from the facts

Policy and Services Committee Member Sid Espinoza was left wondering if Lead Detective April Wagner was ‘”searching for a problem” in light of the fact that there were only 10 reported cases of alleged criminal activities during the past decade involving the Massage Therapy Profession in Palo Alto.

April Wagner Chief PAPD Ordinance Investigator was hard pressed at being able to present any additional data on criminal activities associated with the Massage Profession in Palo Alto and she was specifically tasked at a previous meeting with presenting this information to all committee members last night and she failed to do so once again.

In fact, what she stated was that any and all criminal  information was essentially unavailable for public scrutiny.

That set off a fire storm response by Palo Alto criminal defense attorney Thomas Nolan who would have none of that when he stated during oral communications that all criminal conviction information is public knowledge and would have relished the opportunity to have cross examined Ms. Wagner as to her truthfulness and he was further dismayed by the lack of concern coming from other committee members.

Long time Palo Alto resident Barry Katz wanted to thank the police [April Wagner] for her “thoughtful solutions” to a problem that didn’t exist. Apparently, he saw right through her deception at not being able to present the facts.

April Wagner is well known for misleading and distorting the facts by employing the use of RUSES as in the Tony Ciampi case.

We believe it is imperative based on Ms. Wagner’s history of distorting the facts and out right lies, that we  question ALL of her policing community activities/practices.  We fully intend to monitor/scrutinize her movements and questionable investigations impacting our community in the future.  We are also pleased at the committee’s Softer Touch decision and approach in eliminating massage client record tracking.

See related links below for more information:

From The Archives – Palo Alto’s Own Sex In The City

Who should regulate the Massage Therapy Profession – The Health Department or Police?

April 10th 2011 Policy and Services Committee Staff Report- Massage Ordinance Follow-up