More allegations of FPD police brutality. This time on MLK day involving an AFRICAN AMERICAN epileptic man who was repeatedly tazed in front of his 9 and 11 year old children


 

 

This interview has been greatly condensed here and a more detailed interview will be released at a later date.

The points being made here were that the officer’s actions appeared to make no sense and that an alleged innocent man who is, by the way, an epileptic, was for apparently absolutely no reason, allegedly accosted, downed and repeatedly tased in front of his two young children. It took place on, of all days, MLK day.  this man referred to in the video by his fiance, who is African American, didn’t have the MLK day off and was actually cleaning up graffiti for his employer-covering up black painted graffiti a white fence with white spray paint. Does an fleeing robbery suspect hang out in plain view on a public street covering up graffiti?  So at Fullerton City Hall tonight more very troubling allegations against our FPD.  Can they live up to their phony PR press for one whole month without allegedly misbehaving?

I couldn’t believe that Fullerton Stories Davis Barber walked right past this woman on out the door as we were interviewing her. He apparently had no interest in the unfortunate alleged attack by yet another out of control FPD officer and covering this story. I didn’t see anyone from the Register or the Fullerton Observer express interest in this woman’s story either.

What was described at council was a sadistic cop getting his jollies by tasering a black man while he was working on private property on ML King, Jr Day.  You must be so very proud Dan.  Another one of your disciples running amuck against law abiding citizens.

Maybe the Chamber of Commerce can highlight this incident as a way to attract more minority businesses here in Fullerton.  But it is one more way to put another nail in the health of our city.

Apparently another sick, sadistic person that our FPD has handed over a gun and a shield to while Danny boy allows them to do just about anything.

Wake up Fullerton.  If any private citizen did half the things that our Fullerton police have been accused of on an all too frequent basis, they all would be locked up for many, many years.

Tasers are not the ‘non-lethalweapons they are portrayed to be, by the way. This man could have been killed when the taser was repeatedly applied. You simply don’t do this to someone with a seizure disorder.

I noted that Danny is now afraid to sit in his previously everyday seat at council meetings.  Our transparent police chief cannot even face the public for the limited time of 30 minutes imposed by our new so called “conservative” Mayor Sebourn.  Gee continuing all the presentations and imposing a 30 minute maximum for the public, seems a lot like Mayor Chaffee all over again.

Televised murder of a homeless man, threats of grave bodily harm to protesters in custody, sexual predators in uniform, sticky fingered coppers, no one managing the sexual predators in Fullerton, the recent frame up attempt of Barry Levinson, alleged informant harrassment , and now some kingdom day love from one of Danny boy’s boys?

I guess we will see if the dash cam picked any of this up, if the body cameras were rolling, if the DAR’s were turned on and what the heck is wrong with all these  men in black in this crazy town we all call home. Thank God this man will be ok, and his kids will get to see their daddy again. Kelly Thomas and  Dean Gochenour sadly,  weren’t so fortunate. Folks, the FPD’s reign of terror must come to an end now.

 

  1. #1 by Barry Levinson on January 21, 2015 - 1:38 am

    Another huge blow was handed to Dan Hughes’ FPD last night. as their already very tarnished reputation, took another hit.

    An Afro-American woman, Ms. Tamika Johnson, during public comments claimed that her fiancee was tased several times by a FPD officer multiple times without justification. He was working at his job as a maintenance man removing graffiti on private property when a FPD officer arrived at the location. When he asked why he was being detained the officer allegedly gave him no reason. This horrible incident as alleged took place on ML King Jr. holiday. Coincidence maybe. We really do not know what motivated this officer to allegedly attack this Afro-Amercian man. Lieutenant Scott Rudisil of the Traffic Bureau, who was sitting in for Dan Hughes at council chose not to respond to this woman’s very serious complaint. Dan Hughes who I saw lingering in the lobby of City Hall a few minutes after this woman reported this alleged crime by a FPD police officer, also did not feel compelled to respond either or talk to this lady as did Joe Imbriano in the same lobby. If you are sworn to serve and protect, shouldn’t at least one of them state that they were concerned about this alleged officer’s behavior and would look into it immediately.

    But that only happens when you have a police department that actually cares about doing the right thing. There silence was almost as shocking as the details of the alleged incident itself.

    The only real question left to ask is the following: When will a majority of Fullertonians realize that the FPD has not been reformed and still needs a major overhaul for the protection of all good people of Fullerton?

    • #2 by Mark Powell on January 21, 2015 - 1:45 pm

      If the residents of Fullerton believe for one minute that this sort of behavior seen in the accompanying video doesn’t still exist within the Fullerton police department, than I can only wonder what they have to gain by choosing to look the other way?

      https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=P8qTRbrC6ws

  2. #3 by Joe Imbriano on January 21, 2015 - 6:43 am

    Greg Seabourn at the last CRA meeting, our current mayor, got up and talked about conservatism and from memory expounded on the Republican party platform, and in this small circle, talked like a conservative. At the last council meeting of 2014, however, he must have checked his brain at the door. He proceeded to hand Sex Ed Silva (Sharon Quirk Silva), the most dangerous legislator California ever had, in my opinion, a proclamation congratulating her for her excellent contributions. Lets analyze them shall we? She pushed for comprehensive sex education for all children k-12, pushed for the murder of the unborn that she calls access to womens health, she was the swing vote that gave our children the infamous bathroom bill where boys can use the girls bathrooms, locker rooms, showers etc at schools, voted for a cemetery for dead veterans instead of helping the ones dying at the VA, voted for the the job killing carbon taxes, pushed for illegals to get drivers licenses, pushed for illegals to get free tuition, pushed for the death by a thousand cuts to prop 13, all the while being instrumental in keeping the web of corrupt radical anti family feminists in town on the offensive against people who espouse conservative, traditional values. You remember the public lynching of Barry Levinson where you closed by pulling the trap door out from under him, never questioning the outright lies? As the mayor, have you reviewed the videos and compared them to other witnesses and the report? You cannot have it both ways Greg. Either stand for your the values you ostensibly ascribe to or change your party afifliation like Fitzpringle did.

    Not to be outdone, he implemented the 30 minute public comment period last night. Hey Greg just take off the costume. Its the 12th inning Greg, Fullerton is for sale, the cops are out of control, and the media in this town is rigged like a shrimp trawler. Let’s get with the program Mr. Seaborne.

  3. #4 by lawless FPD on January 21, 2015 - 9:51 am

    Where are you Fullerton City Council???????????

    Does the FPD mafia run this city? I believe IT DOES!

  4. #5 by 33 degrees of separation on January 21, 2015 - 11:32 am

    Mr. Levinson’s succinct comments on the feed from last night were extremely relevant. According to Chief Dan Hughes, the body cameras were in use on ALL officers prior to this reported incident.

    This will be a crucial litmus test of these devices and their effectiveness in leveling the playing field when it comes to the he said, she said situations.

    The proper deployment of this technology was addressed by Mr. Levinson. I will be watching this unfold very carefully.

  5. #6 by Interesting on January 21, 2015 - 12:04 pm

    Serious allegations for sure! But maybe a bit premature to play the race card. In listening to Ms. Johnson’s comments from the podium and then again in the interview with Mr. Imbriano, she never once alleges that her boyfriend was tasered and arrested because of his race, even though the interviewer clearly tried to lead her down that road. Did the officer violate policy (or worse)? Time will tell. But in this day and age, this is how riots get started. Be responsible, please!

    • #7 by Shane on January 21, 2015 - 12:12 pm

      I spoke with Joe late last night.You obviously haven’t seen the other 28 minutes of the interview that contained very damning statements. This is how riots get started-when the police steal, lie, murder, rape, frame, attack and electrocute innocent people. It is time for transparent Dan Hughes to get out in front of this one.

      • #8 by Anonymous on January 21, 2015 - 4:43 pm

        Agreed. They were lucky no one went ape shit after the fpd murdered Kelly Thomas and GOT AWAY WITH IT.

    • #9 by Be responsible on January 21, 2015 - 12:39 pm

      Yes like Davis Barber who according to Mr. Imbriano, walked right out of the building and ignored her. That is responsible journalism. Lets see, a bunch of shaved head white cops and a shaved head white chief and a black man shaken down on MLK day? Race? Never in Fullerton. The department is run by Evangelicals.

      • #10 by "Fullerton Stories"??? on January 21, 2015 - 8:45 pm

        Mr. Barber publishes “Fullerton Stories”. The thing is, he will not publish any Fullerton Story that is not in lockstep with the Fullerton mafia establishment.

      • #11 by Mark Powell on January 23, 2015 - 7:18 am

        Religion can be summed up into, “what is painful to you, do not do unto others”.

        These Evangelicals you speak of must not be familiar with Numbers.

  6. #12 by Mark Powell on January 21, 2015 - 12:10 pm

    When will the residents of Fullerton realize that they are spending their own hard-earned money to be bullied?

    These police officers create their own freight and then expect the residents to pay for their mistakes.

    The Fullerton Police Department officers need to perform a paradigm shift in their attitudes, in same manner that the golf course Marshalls did, when the golf courses all decided to call them “Ambassadors”, instead of “Marshalls”.

    • #13 by Mark Powell on January 21, 2015 - 12:27 pm

      Note that the residents of Fullerton paid the officer, whom is mentioned in this video, at at a rate of over $10,000 a month.

      http://transparentcalifornia.com/salaries/2013/fullerton/talbot-james-l/

      • #14 by Mark Powell on January 21, 2015 - 1:07 pm

        What’s in a name????

        Surname: “Talbot”

        Firstly, it may derive from the French male given name “Talebod”, itself from the Old German “Talabod”, and a compound of the elements “tal”, meaning to destroy, with “bod”, the meaning of “tidings”, and hence the “messenger of destruction”, a suitably war-like name for the ever-warring Dark Ages.

        Read more: http://www.surnamedb.com/Surname/Talbot#ixzz3PUZoCGZC

  7. #15 by Italian for bullshit on January 21, 2015 - 1:10 pm

    Fullerton Stories is Pam Keller’s wine catalogue for all intents and purposes. That guy could care less about real issues. The real PR machine for the FPD and Hughes is Lou Ponsi from the Orange County Register. He is the one that you should be questioning.

    I wonder how Lou can survive off of his part time writing 4th grade level bullshit short stories propping up thuggery at city hall? Is he getting some extra dough on the side from the FPD? Inquiring minds want to know.

    • #16 by Mark Powell on January 21, 2015 - 2:54 pm

      Publisher of Fullerton Stories, Davis Barber’s wishes for Fullerton residents for the New Year….

      Finally, we want to share with you our wishes for 2015:

      • Limit the City Council presentations and public comments period to no more than one hour. If there are more people wanting to speak, have them do so at the end of the agenda
      • Ban speakers if they use the phrase “big girl panties.” We can do better.
      • Use full and complete sentences that make sense, and don’t interrupt people.
      • Make the city website usable and understandable.
      • Figure out how each of the school districts can make their information and activities known outside the few parents that pay attention.
      • Install more public toilets downtown.

      That’s it for now, see you next year.

      Davis Barber
      Publisher

      • #17 by The ghost of integrity, decency and honesty on January 21, 2015 - 11:48 pm

        What an odd thing for a journalist to wish for……..a 60 minute limit on public comments and council presentations. So based on Mr. Barber’s wish list he would be very happy to have 59 minutes for council presentations and only 1 minute of public comments.

        What a very strange wish for a “journalist” to want to limit public comments (speech). I guess he is one of those new breed of journalists who is not in favor of the first amendment.

        I wish for a 60 word limit or less (much less) for Fullerton Stories. Who is with me on that wish for Fullerton?

      • #18 by back paige on January 22, 2015 - 8:01 am

        Here is another nugget from Davis Barber’s crock of shit Fullerton Stormdrains. “We also want to congratulate Jeff Levine as our Person of the Year.” Davis Barber

        Jeff Levine is a police department shill who has been bought off by the FPD much like Christine is. It was amazing what some veneers and implants did for Christine and a what a backpack and a few bags of peanuts did for Jeff.

        What did they give Greg, a few dozen donuts, a couple of pizzas?

        Watch the interview with Mayor Seaborn where he lays out his four priorities as mayor. None of which are the reforming or getting a handle on the crime family that runs the City government including but not limited to the Fullerton police department. He also conveniently ignores the bloated out of control salaries and pensions of the 900 current city employees and the hundreds of retirees that are draining the City’s coffers.

        • #19 by Joe Imbriano on January 22, 2015 - 8:36 am

          Don’e be fooled by his rhetoric. He claims he wants to be receptive to public comments and input yet he has already acted to limit them to 30 minutes at the council meetings or the rest at 1130 on a work night. He soft peddles the DCCP instead of calling for this illegal power grab to be scrapped, a half million for slurry coats instead of the 100 million in repairs we need for our streets, and recharging the city’s economic engine that continues to collapse under the unions’ tax burdens and Sharon Quirk Silva’s job killing taxes and regulations that has put wrench after wrench into.

          It was all spoken like a true politician and nothing like a conservative. Greg and Davis will make a good couple much like Pam Keller and Sharon Kennedy do.

          • #20 by Anonymous on January 22, 2015 - 11:01 am

            Thank goodness for people like Mr. Levinson, Mr. Imbriano, and the others who continue to shine the bright light on the phonies and the thugs who tug on our heartstrings while they frame, molest, murder and pick our pockets. I have a feeling 2015 is going to be a good year. I hope Barry and Joe run for council in 2016 and kick these establishment asses all the way to Diamond Bar.

            • #21 by Anonymous on January 28, 2015 - 12:31 pm

              Well said!

        • #22 by Mark Powell on January 22, 2015 - 8:48 am

          …note that the top 50 public safety officer’s salaries in Fullerton add up to $10 MILLION dollars….PER YEAR!

          http://transparentcalifornia.com/salaries/fullerton/

        • #23 by Mark Powell on January 22, 2015 - 8:51 am

          Back Paige,

          Please note when you peruse these city of Fullerton salaries that the top 50 Fullerton Police and Fire department personnel were compensated over $10 MILLION dollars last year.

          …just sayin.

  8. #26 by Anonymous on January 21, 2015 - 5:32 pm

    Sharon Quirk Silva did more for Fullerton and was smarter than her four fellow council members combined.
    Good for Greg Sebourn for having some class and doing the right thing.

    • #27 by The ghost of integrity, decency and honesty on January 21, 2015 - 10:37 pm

      That is telling them Anonymous. A blanket declaration without providing one shred of information to back it up.

    • #28 by Mark Powell on January 22, 2015 - 12:38 am

      IMHO, Sharon Quirk was a shill for the public employees unions, including the police and fire departments in Fullerton, nothing more, nothing less.

      http://docs.cityoffullerton.com/WebLink8/DocView.aspx?id=300589&dbid=1

    • #30 by Anonymous on January 22, 2015 - 10:39 am

      Name what she did that was worthy of that proclamation made on behalf of ALL OF THE RESIDENTS OF FULLERTON.

      • #31 by Anonymous on January 22, 2015 - 11:54 am

        She did more for the under-served and homeless citizens than any of the right-wing zealots, that’s for sure. Also was the very first to publicly call for police chief to resign after Kelly Thomas beating. The ironic thing is that all of the right-wingers and Libertarians in town were the ones who politicized Kelly’s death. The reality is that they don’t give two marbles about Kelly or any homeless folks. For them it was just about busting the cops union. I’d be curious to know how many people who post here do one minute of volunteering in the community. I’d bet its very few if any.

        • #32 by Eric on January 22, 2015 - 2:11 pm

          According to Joe’s own words “the churches are nothing more than cash registers” and that the responsibility to care for the poor “belongs to the churches and not the government”

          I agree. I wonder what they have done with all of the tithes and offerings we have given over the years. Joe and I have been at odds with each other over this very issue. Lately I am leaning more and more towards agreeing with him.

          Out here where we live, the churches have beautiful new multi-million dollar facilities that are not even necessary.

          • #33 by Mark Powell on January 22, 2015 - 7:01 pm

            Name one Fullerton church leader who spoke out against the Fullerton Police department even AFTER the video from the city owned camera downtown captured Kelly Thomas’s last breath?

            When not a word is spoken on the behalf of a 137 pound mentally ill man being beaten to death by six, healthy, well armed police officers, shows me that the church bells here in Fullerton are DEFINITELY broken, or, self serving.

            Come to think of it, aren’t Institutions are ALWAYS self serving?

        • #34 by Mark Powell on January 22, 2015 - 2:32 pm

          Anonymous,
          You forgot to add that Sharon Quirk Silva was also on the City Council when Chief Sellers was chosen to lead the Fullerton Police department.

          The devil is always in the details isn’t it?

          Sins of omission.

        • #35 by Mark Powell on January 22, 2015 - 3:41 pm

          At least we agree that the homeless are citizens.

  9. #36 by Barry Levinson on January 22, 2015 - 11:23 am

    Well surprise, surprise…..the Orange County Register was totally silent about the very serious allegation of police abuse that took place last Monday, the holiday celebrating the life and contributions of civil rights leader Martin Luther King Jr.

    No comment from Dan Hughes, no reporting by Lou Ponsi, and no comment from our new Mayor, Greg Sebourn. Leaders are called such because they demonstrate those qualities that are vital in bringing our community as a whole to a better place for all. Do you think the above people have demonstrated those qualities in this case? I report, you decide.

    What will it take to get the majority of Fullerton citizens energized enough to demand some semblance of decency and integrity from our local institutions?

    • #37 by Anonymous on January 22, 2015 - 12:57 pm

      Spot on comments as usual Mr. Levinson.

      The only thing transparent about Dan Hughes’ department can be found on the Transparent California website. He cannot hide from that.

      Lou Ponsi is just an obfuscation arm of the old guard establishment. He can be counted on for absolutely nothing. I believe a previous comment alluded to him possibly being paid off by vested interests. It does seem to appear that way when you analyze the recurrent slant and themes found in his coverage of the issues.

      Greg Seabourn has never demonstrated leadership qualities. In fact, quite the contrary is true. He has merely demonstrated unpredictable partisanship that has ultimately left him as the middle portion of a rope in a tug of war. My prediction is that this will be a very tumultuous year for him as he plays both sides. No one can survive that for very long.

      Fullerton residents like most people all across the nation have become incredibly narcissistic. The mantra goes something like “if it doesn’t affect me or mine, well ….”
      They will only respond if it does happen to them or one of their own. Based on the FPD’s behavior, I believe that it is simply a matter of time before someone else is murdered by one of their officers. Sadly, that is what I believe it will take.

    • #38 by Italian for bullshit on January 22, 2015 - 1:39 pm

      No, just ribbon cuttings and bikini contests. That is about all he can process.

  10. #39 by Anonymous on January 22, 2015 - 2:33 pm

    “What will it take to get the majority of Fullerton citizens energized enough to demand some semblance of decency and integrity from our local institutions?”

    The same question can be asked of this blog.

    • #40 by George Orwell Reborn on January 22, 2015 - 3:10 pm

      One more time Anonymous doesn’t fail to provide a good laugh (at his expense) with his comments. Those that post articles on this site do so to inform the public as to what is really going on in our town of Fullerton. Those like Anonymous are hear to defame the truth tellers and to try to defend the indefensible.

      Surprise us one time with some actual facts supporting your cheerleading positions. How does it feel to be a cheerleader for thugs who beat up and even sometimes murder people? Quite frankly there is no more dangerous gang in this city than the FPD.

  11. #41 by The FPD as a Criminal Enterprise on January 22, 2015 - 8:58 pm

    FPD’s Scott Rudisil listening to Tamika Johnson’s claim that her fiancé was wrongfully abused by a fellow Fullerton police officer when he inappropriately used a taser gun multiple times against an epileptic and he has nothing to say to that woman. Obviously he could not speak about the specifics to Ms. Johnson but he could have demonstrated that he is a human being by showing some concern. I guess he like too many in the FPD need more training to learn how to act like a human being. Guess what if you have lived more than half of your life and you do not know how to do that, no amount of training will help.

    The very same comments also applies to Police Chief Dan Hughes who had multiple opportunities to approach Ms. Johnson when they both were in the lobby of city hall after she delivered her remarks. Apparently the chief was not interested in talking with her. If I were the chief of police and heard that one of my officers allegedly used excessive force, I would be very, very concerned and want to get to the bottom of this very quickly. But Police Chief Hughes apparently could not be bothered.

    You know what Rudisil and Hughes do care about is making sure that their PR machine gets into high gear to protect and serve not the public’s interests but their own interests. Pathetic.

    • #42 by Joe Imbriano on January 23, 2015 - 7:09 am

      Like an earlier comment stated, “the department is run by Evangelicals”.

    • #43 by Anonymous on January 23, 2015 - 12:11 pm

      There hasn’t been one peep of this incident anywhere besides here. That is why they are not saying a word. They just want to sweep it under the rug like everything else. So sad.

  12. #44 by Mark Powell on January 23, 2015 - 7:58 am

    Any parent would have the decent sense to seek out their neighbor and apologize on behalf of their children.

    Key words in the sentence are decent sense, or sense of decency, which is missing in our police department.

  13. #45 by Mark Powell on January 23, 2015 - 2:16 pm

    I know I saw Jiminy Cricket’s look-a-like, the Orange County Register’s Fullerton reporter Lou Ponsi at the city council meeting on Tuesday night when Tamika spoke about her husband getting Tasered in front of his two children?

    I always thought that crickets were supposed to cue the conscience?

    * note that my spell check doesn’t even have a word for “tasered”?

    I suggest that we stricken the word from our vocabulary first, society, second.

    My mistake, eh Lou?

    • #46 by Italian for bullshit on January 23, 2015 - 2:27 pm

      Ponsi is Italian for ……………..

      • #47 by Roger on January 24, 2015 - 8:56 am

        For those of you who do not know, Lou Ponsi is Fullerton’s local reporter for the OC Register. Once comment refers to him being present at the council meeting and I believe several comments refer to him ignoring this woman’s claims after she spoke about the alleged incident. Why would Fullerton’s local reporter ignore such allegations and refuse to report on it?

        • #48 by By LOU PONSI / STAFF WRITER on January 29, 2015 - 4:31 pm

          As of this month, every Fullerton police officer in the field is wearing a body camera that can record video and audio of interactions with the public, Chief Dan Hughes said.

          The Fullerton Police Department is the first agency in Orange County to outfit all of its officers with body cameras.

          About 150 were purchased, one for every officer and some extras to accommodate repairs.

          The City Council in September unanimously approved the $650,354 purchase of the cameras from Taser International. The price includes upgrades, support services and software for five years.

          The policy on how the cameras will be used, including situations in which they may be turned off, are being finalized and will be posted on the department’s website, Hughes said. “We have to have a few more discussions before we release the policy to the public.”

          Fullerton loaned two cameras to Cal State Fullerton police for testing.

    • #49 by Lou P. on January 23, 2015 - 4:32 pm

      Lou can’t “cue the conscience” when his allegiance is to the Fullerton establishment. Ya can’t serve two masters, truth and decency lose out.

  14. #50 by Anonymous on January 28, 2015 - 5:17 pm

    You want willfully blind? How about trotting out an African American woman knows nothing about, talking about an incident he knows nothing about and who has a fiancé he knows nothing about and then making reckless and irresponsible accusations of a racially motivated hate crime committed by a cop. All because of his raging hatred for police. My friend, THAT is being willfully blind.

    • #51 by ? on January 28, 2015 - 6:11 pm

      Your post is unintelligible. Go back to school to learn how to write and intelligently argue a point or just go back to sleep.

    • #52 by Joe Imbriano on January 28, 2015 - 11:52 pm

      Reckless statements? Irresponsible accusations? Dude look in the mirror. Look at the alleged reckless behavior by all involved here and your spinning and trying to make the issue about anyone or anything other than getting to the bottom of it doesn’t solve anything. Release the tape.

  15. #53 by We know who you are and we saw what you did. on January 28, 2015 - 6:09 pm

    Anonymous you are as genuine as a 3 dollar bill, as dumb as dirt and as honest as Dan Hughes, Jennifer FitzPringle and Joe Felz put together.

  16. #54 by Tamika johnson on January 28, 2015 - 6:52 pm

    Wow it really pains me how ignorant people can be, you attack a man for standing up for an innocent family it sounds to me that you are one of those cops that just wants this to be swept under the rug. Well I got news for you me and my fiance are not going away what that officer did was abuse of his power to many people being beaten,killed and wrongly accused by the hands of the FPD where is the justice.Yes my fiance is epileptic and yes the officer stopped him profiled him and tased him when he was only doing his job. Not only did my fiance try to tell the officer but I myself and the manager of the property tried to tell the officer that my fiance was the maintenance man and was only doing his job. With all that being said, “From my own mouth” the FPD are just criminals hiding behind a badge. So Again I Say Where Is The Justice.

    • #55 by Joe Imbriano on January 28, 2015 - 11:43 pm

      Did you get a response from our police chief Dan Hughes? How could Dan Hughes NOT reach out to you at this meeting? Is he concerned as CHIEF for the conduct of his officers when serious allegations such as these are publicly made? How about woman to woman Evangelical Jennifer? How about Ms. family law Flory? How about citizen of the month Doug? NOT A PEEP OUT OF ANY OF THEM.

      Staff communications had no comments regarding these allegations. With the exception of Bruce Whitaker, is there no concern or compassion from the elected representatives or FPD leadership? Who are we supposed to go to for help? The FBI, The Justice Department? We know the media in town so far won’t help and internal affairs is still practicing for bong assembly in front of south Fullerton soccer kids.

      Oh and then the so called journalists like the Fullerton correspondent for the OC Register Lou Ponsi who walks on out the door. Then Davis Barber from Fullerton Stories walks on out the door. Then there is the Daily Titan reporter who vanished and ignored the lesson for the 13,000 students over at Cal State Fullerton. What is this the twilight zone?

      What if this all allegedly happened to, lets just say just Jennifer Fitzgeralds husband, hypothetically speaking. Imagine if you would, as he was getting into his car at Coscto after loading groceries and he was mistaken for a Neo Nazi skin head burglary suspect and taken down and repeatedly tazed by an FPD officer, then roped and tied like a wild hog on a Texas cattle ranch.

      What would happen if his sister showed up at the dais complaining about this?. You think they would all ignore her and walk on by like she was radioactive or non human?

      I commend your courage. The FPD murdered Kelly Thomas and got away with it with the help of the DA. We cannot tolerate this kind of behavior. The allegations of police brutality against an allegedly innocent African American on MLK day man with a seizure disorder having been repeatedly tazed by an officer who allegedly ignored warnings that the suspect had a medical condition are extremely serious. This whole thing reeks to high heaven. Maybe it is time to fire up the protests again.

      • #56 by enigma on January 29, 2015 - 4:27 am

        Joe, it’s going to take more than just a few people to break this stranglehold.

        The corruption runs deep and permeates just about every facet of government. Locally, you have to contend with the local media like the Register. That is a formidable task. In spite of its dinosaur model, its readership is still huge and its influence is extremely powerful in this predominately law and order county. The establishment machine knows this and this is precisely why they continue acting in such an arrogant manner.

        Then you have to get insiders to come forward which will be very difficult to do. There is never any honor among thieves and no one wants to be a martyr.

        Then of course you have to deal with the radicalized liberal posse headed by Quirk Silva, Keller and Kennedy who have all of the school district, police and fire departments drooling all over them and their empty rhetoric.

        In addition you will have to be on the lookout for attempts to isolate, marginalize, discredit, or in the extreme cases, frame, physically injure you and your rabble or worse. No doubt, based on the accounts contained on your website, your group has already had first hand experience with this. Emerging unscathed thus far is clear indication that you have what it takes. Bear in mind that these people will stop at nothing.

        Finally, and I wouldn’t take this lightly, but you have to penetrate the final layer of protection that always gets in the way. It is one that you would least expect to be an issue. It is comprised of phony conservative candidates and leaders like Jennifer Fitzgerald, Greg Seabourn, Larry Bennet, Rick Alvarez and Sean Paden. These are the personas, whose following, ensures that the balance of the electorate always tips to the left of center on the real issues. It is their total silence and abject cowardice which creates the comfort zone for corruption to flourish.

        I believe that the FPD has gotten away with murder more than once, and it will kill again aided by the power structure that exists as an end in itself and clearly must be flushed out.

  17. #57 by Anonymous on January 29, 2015 - 8:53 am

    The DA charged two cops with murder … and then saw to it they would be found not guilty.
    Makes perfect sense.

    • #58 by If you want something done right, you have to do it yourself on January 29, 2015 - 12:21 pm

      Track tried the case himself, threw the case and rigged the jury.

      • #59 by law and order on January 29, 2015 - 12:58 pm

        Bet you didn’t know that the Judge in the Thomas case was married to one of Tony Rackauckus’s Assistant District Attorneys did you?

        I bet you didn’t know that the jury foreman was an Orange County defense attorney who used to work in Tony Rackauckas’ office did you?

        Bet you didn’t know he dropped the charges on the third killer did you? Think this wasn’t a rig job? Think again.

        • #60 by Anonymous on January 29, 2015 - 3:00 pm

          law and order, not sure I get your point. These connections between the judge, DA and jury you speak of would seem to stack the deck heavily in favor of the prosecution’s side, no?

          Love it how when situations don’t turn out the way some folks want, the only answer must be a conspiracy. And when still more facts emerge, the only solution is to make the conspiracy more far fetched and far reaching.

          In the Kelly Thomas case, T-Rack tried to win a conviction by tapping into emotions.
          But in courtrooms, fortunately, cases are argued and usually won based on points of law and facts. Yelling and screaming and emotions are left outside.

          Bottom line, the DA simply had no case and was told he had no case by his top investigators.

          • #61 by The Twilight Zone on January 29, 2015 - 4:38 pm

            Anonymous what kind of immoral monster are you? You say there was no case. That means you believe the officer’s acted within the law. Did you not watch the video? I bet you didn’t. But people like you do not need to be informed to state their deranged and sadistic opinions based on nothing.

            • #62 by Anonymous on January 29, 2015 - 5:32 pm

              The Twilight Zone
              Took the jury a matter of hours to find the defendants not guilty on all charges. Not only did I see the video, I attended the trial. Judge said right off the bat, right after jury was selected, that the case is a lot more than just the video.
              Oh that’s right. It’s all part of the conspiracy, isn’t it: Charge two police officers with murder and manslaughter. Have a grand jury indict a third. Hand pick the judge and rig the jury. Make sure the verdicts are not guilty and then drop the charges against the third. Uh, huh. Sure.

              • #63 by The ghost of integrity, decency and honesty on January 29, 2015 - 10:25 pm

                If you saw the video and believe that Ramos and Cincinelli were not even guilty of excessive use of force than you are void of any humanity.

                Those police officers involved were not only cold blooded killers but total cowards as well. Your twisted logic is that everything those cops did to Kelly was good police work because the government was in charge of the activities. Isn’t that your twisted reasoning Anonymous? Forget about the evidence because the people in charge (Craig and Rubio) testified that they followed FPD policies and procedures.

                Tell me this Anonymous, if Ramos, Wolfe and Cincinelli did everything by the book as testified by Sgt. Craig and Training Officer Rubio, then why did Danny Hughes fire all three of them. Try to explain that one Anonymous.

                • #64 by streets on January 30, 2015 - 1:41 pm

                  I often wondered the same thing. How can you fire a police officer if they didn’t do anything wrong? He or she could sue the shit out of the city. What is up with that?

          • #65 by Joe Imbriano on January 29, 2015 - 10:57 pm

            The rig job goes the way the puppet master wants it to go -any which way but loose. No conspiracy here, just a blatant murder and no convictions.

            • #66 by Boss hog on January 30, 2015 - 12:16 pm

              Get over it. That is just how you and your little cadre of followers want to see it. Our system of justice is the best in the world. Sometimes things don’t go the way you want them too. Just because all of you hate cops, you see conspiracies everywhere you look. We’ll see who you call when you really need help.

              Deal with it and get over it. Everyone in jail is innocent huh? That is what they all say. You do a few ride alongs on graveyard and tell me that what they do is easy money and pure thuggery as you and your contributors paint them out to be.

              • #67 by Anonymous on January 30, 2015 - 3:17 pm

                The criminal justice system is far from perfect. I doubt anyone disagrees with that. But you’re right Boss. These people have a rabid hatred for LE. Good luck when you guys need ’em. I am sure they got all your numbers.

              • #68 by Mark Powell on January 30, 2015 - 5:41 pm

                Why would you invite someone over to your home that behaves like the Fullerton Police Department does?

                Maybe you can speak with the Pastor’s wife in our town named Robyn Nordell, that had the boys in blue over to her home one summer night…

                You might also note that this incident would have NEVER been reported by the officer’s themselves, had it not neen for Mrs. Nordell herself appearing at the city council meetings to blow the whistle.

                http://blogs.ocweekly.com/navelgazing/2011/10/fullerton_police_officers_raid.php

          • #69 by Joe Imbriano on January 29, 2015 - 11:09 pm

            You are right. He had no case and we have no rights. Turn your guns in, let the deranged cops play doctor with your wife, take your forced vaccinations and hand your kids over to Mahoney. Then take two aspirin and call me in the morning.

        • #70 by Anonymous on January 30, 2015 - 8:02 am

          I am beginning to think Fullerton is as corrupt as the small town I grew up in down in Alabama. I thought that this DA was supposed to be a conservative Republican. This is unbelievable. Why didn’t they move the trial out of Orange County? How could anyone say that the jury pool wasn’t tainted?

    • #71 by We know who you are and we saw what you did. on January 29, 2015 - 1:20 pm

      Anonymous please do not tax your “brain” or “lack of integrity”. Go to your union representative and he will try to make it all better for you.

      Where does it say in the FPD job description that they have to be able to think clearly? Have you found it yet? Yes, I know it is not a requirement.

      Where does it say that they have to possess above average intelligence? Have you found that yet. Yes, I know that is not a requirement either.

      When will the public realize that it is not a very good idea to give morally challenged (not all but too many) men and women with average intelligence at best the right to use deadly force against you and me?

  18. #72 by We know who you are and we saw what you did. on January 29, 2015 - 12:05 pm

    The establishment are running scared. Could this be the last straw that broke the back of the corrupt power structure? Have they finally gone too far? Has the accumulation of wrongdoing finally caught up with our morally bankrupt city leaders? Yes I know we are also on the verge of financial ruin as well.

    Stay tuned to see who will be the first one of our leaders to go to jail for corruption or worse. It is not a matter of if but when this will take place.

  19. #73 by Dan Hughes has his head up his .... on January 29, 2015 - 5:12 pm

    “The policy on how the cameras will be used, including situations in which they may be turned off, are being finalized and will be posted on the department’s website, Hughes said. “We have to have a few more discussions before we release the policy to the public.”

    Let me get this straight, we hand cameras TO COPS with NO FINALIZED POLICY ON HOW TO USE THEM?

    Do we hand out new weapons without a finalized policy? Do we hand out any equipment without a finalized policy?

    • #74 by Joe Imbriano on January 29, 2015 - 11:03 pm

      Just another example of just how unprofessional the leadership is. They spent $650,000 of asset forfeiture seizure money to run one of the biggest PR stunts to make the FPD look like a bunch of altar boys. Yet they have no procedure on how to use them Guess for now they wont have to smash the thing when they kill someone, they can just turn it off before they go for the gusto. Looks like they hadn’t even planned for a policy. Thank Barry Levinson for calling them out on this one. Hey transparency Dan, where is the policy?

      • #75 by Roger on January 30, 2015 - 9:59 am

        Mr. Levinson, do you know when they began using these cameras and if the video is available to the public? Does anyone know if the camera was recording the alleged incident described by this woman?

        • #76 by Barry Levinson on January 30, 2015 - 4:57 pm

          Roger, according to Lou Ponsi of the OC Register all police officers have already been equipped as of this month. In the same story Dan Hughes is quoted as saying the FPD has more work to do before it issues its policies on the usage of the camera. No timetable was given by Police Chief Hughes.

          This has been in the works for many, many months. It seems inconceivable to me that they issue the cameras without any associated policies. Roger the devil is always in the details.

          Last council meeting I stated that body cameras must be required to be on for every police officer’s entire shift and any failure to do so should be grounds for dismissal. Without strict and enforceable policies these cameras will be as useful as the Digital Audio Recorders.

          Anything less makes this a very expensive PR campaign for the police.

          • #77 by Anonymous on January 30, 2015 - 6:22 pm

            agreed! Because filming a minor whose been the victim of a sexual assault, filming a spousal abuse victim, or filming a person who provides vital information to the police and doesn’t want to be identified are always an excellent idea. Better re-think that statement genius.

            • #78 by Mark Powell on January 30, 2015 - 8:22 pm

              Anonymous,
              I think we can all agree that there exists a time and appropriate place for everything, guidelines already exist for law enforcement officers to implement the body cameras you speak of.

            • #79 by Mark Powell on January 30, 2015 - 8:22 pm

              Anonymous,
              I think we can all agree that there exists a time and appropriate place for everything, guidelines already exist for law enforcement officers to implement the body cameras you speak of.
              http://www.justice.gov/iso/opa/resources/472014912134715246869.pdf

              • #80 by Joe Imbriano on January 30, 2015 - 9:16 pm

                Dan Hughes handed out $650,000 worth of cameras a month ago with no written policy on when or how they are to be used. Barry Levisnon asked the hard questions of Evangelical police chief Dan Hughes about such a reckless and irresponsible situation rife with potential for abuse by the police. No response from Hughes. Tameka, the woman in the video addressed the city council for 3 minutes and described what she and others saw the officer do to her fiance in front of his 2 young children.

                Dan Hughes said nothing to her, not even a statement of assurance that he would look into it. Our conservative mayor Greg Seabourn, said absolutely nothing to this woman and failed to mention anything about this incident either.

                EV free groomed christian Jennifer Fitgerald, who was the city council cheerleader for the attempted framing of Barry Levinson, TOTALLY IGNORED THIS WOMAN AS WELL. As a woman, as a mom,as a christian and as a council member, her refusal to reach out to this woman and address this issue publicly as well as what she did later is utterly disgraceful.

                While acting in her capacity as a christian conservative council member, instead of expressing interest in getting to the bottom of the issue, during staff communications before she had to recuse herself yet again due to a conflict of interest with her VP position at Curt Pringle and Associates, she proudly confirmed, for the record that all FPD officers have been wearing body cameras for the last month. Intentionally, deceptively and knowing full well all the while she failed to mention that there, to this very day, IS NO POLICY TO REQUIRE THE OFFICERS TO USE THEM! And as if that justifies ignoring these serious allegations. Is this supposed to make the average person just gaze over what has just been alleged?

                Nice job Jennifer. Fullerton can always count on your lack of ethical leadership and your blatant conflicts of interest to save the day. Fitzpringle.com

            • #81 by Barry Levinson on January 31, 2015 - 12:10 am

              If you give every police officer complete discretion as to when that body camera should be filming, I am afraid too often steps will be taken to subvert the real purpose for the cameras. If so we the taxpayer would have just wasted hundreds of thousands of dollars.

              Remember the police officer who intentionally smashed his DAR in the FPD jail and we ended up with a dead prisoner. We will never know the extent of that officer’s malfeasance because he destroyed evidence. That type of police crime should never ever be permitted again in this city.

              Anonymous, I suggest that in the few instances where you would not want to identify the civilian, you can protect privacy by keeping the camera on but not filming a person’s face and still have the related audio as evidence of the encounter.

              I believe that if I had not brought up the need for detailed policies and procedures with real consequences for a police officer who violates those policies at last city council meeting, the FPD may have ignored setting any policies for their cameras.

              Because if Dan Hughes really wanted a body camera policy it would have been instituted and available to the public prior to their being handed out to all officers.

              Currently, Police Chief Hughes has no deadline to provide this vital policy to both his officers and the public according to Lou Ponsi of the Orange County Register. The police chief should not only represent his department but should represent the best interests of all of the people living and working in this city as well. Hopefully, he will provide the type of policy and strict penalties for not following the policy (up to and including dismissal) that would make a difference going forward. If Dan Hughes really wants to reform his department he will take these very important steps very, very soon. As I stated above there is no good reason why these policies have not already been written and made public.

              One more requirement for the new policy must be that any person filmed by the police must have total access to that film. Dan Hughes will you do the right thing for all your hardworking, honest police officers and the public?

              I strongly believe that without all these elements that I have outlined above, this large 6 figure taxpayer expenditure will not have the desired results that the community demands. That desired result would be filming (both video and audio) objective evidence of how the officer conducts himself/herself when dealing with the public.

  20. #82 by Mark Powell on January 31, 2015 - 6:11 am

    Do you honestly think that the people that sponsor Jennifer Fitzgerald’s foray into the political arena, sincerely have the residents of Fullerton’s interests at heart?

    http://docs.cityoffullerton.com/WebLink8/DocView.aspx?id=482440&dbid=1

  21. #83 by Common sense on January 31, 2015 - 9:41 am

    Love it how everyone is suddenly a legal expert on issues related to body cams.

    And before making a martyr out of Ms. Johnson and Mr.Jackson, you people should really do your homework.

    • #84 by Joe Imbriano on January 31, 2015 - 10:02 am

      You are right. I think we all thought what we saw a murder with our eyes with the video footage of Kelly Thomas being brutally murdered by the FPD. We were wrong and know nothing about cameras-especially black and white ones. The experts proved with our tax money and the help of the Register, that none of us were experts, that the DA had no case and that he died as a result of nothing to do with the electrocution, bludgeoning and bloodletting in the gutter. Only Jan Flory is a camera expert, just like when she was the council architect of the attempted framing of Barry Levinson and is an expert on how a false police report could be filed with altered lobby cam feed. Bow to the thuggery oh gracious one.

      Homework on allegations or those that bring them? Ask transparent Dan to release the footage and you can become an instant camera expert- As Barry Levinson would say- I report you decide

    • #85 by Mark Powell on January 31, 2015 - 1:22 pm

      Common sense,
      This was a video that I shot myself immediately after our then Captain Hughes swore up and down that his officer’s would NEVER cite motorists honking in support of the protester’s in front of the Fullerton Police station during the Kelly Thomas protests.

      Note that the two officers who are citing the motorists, are also the President and Vice President of the Fullerton Police Officer’s Association, whom by their own admission, have yet to cite another motorist all year long?

      Some coincidence huh?

      https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=jEIbMZxqJw8

  22. #86 by Anonymous on January 31, 2015 - 12:20 pm

    Joe, why did you take the words “MLK Day” and African American out of your headline? Wasn’t this a racially motivated act of brutality?

    • #87 by Joe Imbriano on January 31, 2015 - 1:15 pm

      Because some rich white people complained. You know the ones who go to church on Sundays and love their money BUT NOT THEIR NEIGHBOR? You know the ones who were silent when the FPD murdered Kelly Thomas and got away with it? You the ones who keep switching up the public defenders on the protesters to run the statute on criminal charges against the FPD? You know the ones. You see they are worried about their homes, businesses and property and their false sense of security based on a fraud. They don’t give a damn about justice, right or wrong or what happens to ‘ONE OF THOSE PEOPLE” as long as it doesn’t affect them, their kids, or their wallet. Yea and they think their kids and grand kids aren’t getting sterilized at school and at home with their ipads on their ovaries and Kelly died from too much pleasure from the massage. Strange, they are actually worried that this could turn into a Ferguson situation. I don’t know why because according to Dans silence, apparently nothing happened. So I made them happy for a day and lightened it up while their hangover set it.

      The racially charged allegations were made by witnesses. I am merely stating facts-date and individual involved. Well now it is your turn to have your way. I put it all caps so you could see it better. What are your thoughts?

      • #88 by Anonymous on January 31, 2015 - 1:32 pm

        My thoughts? Why should you care who complains or what anyone thinks? Doesn’t seem like you to give into haters.

  23. #89 by The ghost of integrity, decency and honesty on January 31, 2015 - 1:54 pm

    The comments of “Common sense” totally lacks common sense. As far as doing our homework, we have asked the questions to the FPD and to Council. However,it is rather obvious to anyone with objectivity that the FPD demonstrated a lack of professionalism by not speaking with Ms. Johnson at the council meeting. In other words, Dan Hughes failed to do his homework. Maybe the real problem is that to the FPD this is no big deal because no one died or was severely injured at the hands of the FPD this time.

    Maybe we should refer to them from now on as the Malicious Keystone Cops of Fullerton.

    Do I see another FPOA Officer of the Year Award resulting from the alleged actions of this officer?

    The FPD would not even ask for Tameka Johnson’s contact information. Please go to the city council meeting video and witness the FPD and the Mayor remain totally silent as these terrible allegations of physical abuse were being detailed by Ms. Johnson. The reason for the total silence…….

    Maybe just maybe it signifies that the FPD has never been more morally bankrupt than under the watchful eye of Danny Hughes with complete support from Fitzgerald, Flory, Chaffee and Felz. (Ms. Fitzgerald and Ms. Flory can and should be voted out of office if they run for re-election in 2016).

    The days of blindly believing and trusting police officers is long gone and the lack of transparency, decency and professionalism consistently demonstrated by the FPD ensures that it will take a complete overhaul of the department, especially at the top and many years before the FPD can hope to regain the trust of most of the citizens of Fullerton.

    I have to go now because I am busily putting together my ideas for Danny Hughes 2015 FPD “Open” House and Ms. Fitzgerald’s love fest, Love Fullerton Day 2015. Remember to feel the love the next time you are mistreated by the FPD or by a council member.

    • #90 by Joe Imbriano on January 31, 2015 - 2:27 pm

      Is Jenncurt Fitzpringle.com getting us ready to wash police cars and paint government buildings that should be maintained with our tax dollars? Is Fitzpringle.com planning on how to get the DCCP passed for her cronies? Hey Greg, you gonna help her?

      • #91 by Anonymous on January 31, 2015 - 3:47 pm

        Yup. That Love Fullerton thing is a total sham. Aside from cleaning the city buildings, all they did was feed a bunch of homeless people who nobody wants in Fullerton anyway. Unbelievable.

        • #92 by Joe Imbriano on January 31, 2015 - 4:02 pm

          And wash police cars, we are already heavily taxed to pay for this, paint schools, we are already heavily taxed to pay for this, clean parks, we are already heavily taxed to pay for this, clean and plant on municipal property, we are already heavily taxed to paid for this. See the churches suck all the money our out of the economy pay no taxes. the city sucks all the money out of the economy and they both work together to suck the time and energy out of the already taxed and tired residents, do nothing to fight to evil, and make people think that they are helping out. Don’t get me wrong, helping others is a good thing but when the churches ripoff of the people and DONT DO THEIR JOBS LIKE TAKING CARE OF THE POOR AND STANDING UP AGAINST EVIL AND THE CITY AND SCHOOL DISTRICTS RIP OFF THE PEOPLE BY USING TAX MONEY ON PENSIONS AND SALARIES INSTEAD OF MAINTAINING THE FACILITIES, THAT IS A FRAUD. and I beleive Jennifer Fitzgerald is a fraud mixing the best of the worst-phony church and crooked state.

          • #93 by Anonymous on January 31, 2015 - 4:13 pm

            Spot on Joe! Churches in this town do nothing but keep the homeless in town by feeding and clothing them, and doing it with donations from the residents.

            • #94 by Joe Imbriano on January 31, 2015 - 4:21 pm

              Homeless are everywhere in every city. EV Free takes in hundreds of thousands a week tax free and they make the congregants bring canned food and blankets on top of it for the homeless. What do they do with all of that tax free money? You will never know because their finances are secret.

              The homeless are here not because the churches feed them, they are here because people are falling into the cracks due to unforeseen circumstances, sinful behavior, and failed social and economic policies. Their job is not simply limited to feeding the homeless. It also includes housing and caring for their needs. instead they spend tens of millions on jumbo trons, consultants, office buildings, theatre seating, apartment complexes and on and on. The church’s job is to preach the Gospel of Jesus Christ, be salt and light, take care of the poor, the widows, the orphans and turn out converts that can become leaders with Godly wisdom that produce solutions. The secular government has taken over the church’s job and the church has totally abandoned its responsibility. The churches hide cell towers all over their properties, and sucks massive amounts of tax free money out of the local economy to acquire real estate and investment vehicles and turns out phonies like Fitzgerald who glides the unsuspecting to go along with this massive fraud and failed policies that propagate it all.

  24. #95 by Anonymous on January 31, 2015 - 2:48 pm

    Joe, you put “MLK Day” and “African American” back in the title. Thank you! Good job for not being intimidated by a bunch of conservative crackers.

  25. #98 by Anonymous on January 31, 2015 - 5:49 pm

    Spot on again! Any real conservative wouldn’t have the guts to use MLK Day and “African American” in a headline. This town is lucky to have you Joe. You seem to be the only person in Fullerton with a shred of decency.

    • #99 by Amy on January 31, 2015 - 6:09 pm

      Mr. Imbriano is the real deal. You can either love him or you can hate him but you cannot ignore him.

  26. #100 by churches? on January 31, 2015 - 6:45 pm

    You are so right about churches Joe. All phonies if you ask me. Religion in general is B.S.
    Like you and Mr. Levinson have been saying, let’s get rid of the presentations before meetings, including the prayer that starts the meeting, which is always delivered by some phony right-wing Christian praying for the less fortunate. Council meetings should be all about business. And give more time for public comments! What really sickens me is these cities that post “In God we Trust” in their council chambers. No place for religion in tax payer funded venues if you ask me.

    • #101 by Joe Imbriano on January 31, 2015 - 7:35 pm

      The solution is to have Mr. Seaborn remove the 30 minute limit and have the presentations after the comment period. I would recommend a real Christian pastor open the entire thing with an exorcism at every meeting to be honest with you.

      I don’t know who you are but you sound very lost. God is real pal. He is just not welcome anymore so He is leaving the building and turning people over to the desires of their wicked hearts.

  27. #102 by Anonymous on January 31, 2015 - 7:51 pm

    Wiley Drake!!!

  28. #103 by Anonymous on January 31, 2015 - 7:53 pm

    Wicked, wicked, wicked!!!!
    Everybody is wicked except Joe and Mr. Levinson. They are saints

    • #104 by The ghost of integrity, decency and honesty on February 1, 2015 - 9:00 am

      Anonymous finally got something right!

  29. #105 by Joe Imbriano on January 31, 2015 - 8:04 pm

    Wiley Drake, the only member of the clergy that spoke out against the murder of Kelly Thomas. Wiley Drake the only member of the clergy that actively participated in the protests. Wiley Drake the only pastor to lead the boycott against the sorcers, perverts and demons running Disney. Wiley Drake the only pastor who annointed the podium on the house floor in DC knows how to pray imprecatory prayer over his enemies, Wiley Drake the only pastor far as anyone can see that does his job-preaching against sin, running a low overhead, helping the poor, housing the homeless and legally actively engaging the culture, involved in politics and making it bigtime on the Southern Poverty law center’s hit list. Wiley Drake the only pastor you all call a hate monger and a terrorist. Wiley Drake – Fire and brimstone, old time religion. Wiley Drake for president. If you ask me, Wiley Drake is real deal. He is a real preacher, not like these feel good touchy feely cookie bakers or the milk toast phony fatheads or the emasculated pickpocket psychologsts that let loose every Sunday morning in this town that aim cell towers at their neighbors for a couple of grand a month. Kinda gives it all a sick new meaning doesnt it?

    • #106 by Shane on January 31, 2015 - 8:24 pm

      Joe you are on fire! Rare form tonight bro.

  30. #107 by Anonymous on January 31, 2015 - 9:32 pm

    The fact that you like Wiley Drake tells us all we need to know about you Joe. The same Wiley Drake who hates everyone who is not a Christian.

    • #108 by Joe Imbriano on January 31, 2015 - 10:28 pm

      Everyone knows I like Wiley Drake. I attended his church and supported him for years. Overall, with a few flaws I think he is a great guy. I publicly stand by anyone who stands up for The Word of God. I will publicly stand for any of his Biblical positions because I share them.

      By the way, what you just said is a total lie. Wiley Drake does not hate people. Christians hate sin and sinful actions that harm others-you know the kind of stuff like murder, framing people, smashing DAR’s after a prisoner dies in jail, filing false police reports, stealing, sexually assaulting, bullying, abusing you know the stuff that the FPD pulls all the time and sweeps under the rug. Wiley and I will agree that if you reject Jesus Christ you will die in your sins and face eternal judgement. That means you WILL GO TO HELL. HELL IS REAL. That is what the Bible teaches but nobody really believes it. That is why the town is run by a cabal of criminals, thieves and liars and if I were you, I wouldn’t be numbered among them. Repent and believe the Gospel, you know the real one not the phony feel good one, the real one because those 75,000 miles of circulatory system didn’t get into you from some random accident. You are gonna meet The One who put it there. I suggest you get to know His Son. He loves you and He died for you and your sins. Now you are accountable. This was the most important conversation you ever had in your entire life. Take it seriously and open your eyes.

    • #109 by Mark Powell on February 1, 2015 - 8:15 am

      FYI….
      Wiley Drake has infuriated the local homeowners and the city council in Buena Park for many, many, years, by simply doing what most of us thought our churches were doing with the tithing that we gave them so freely, which is feeding and actually housing families who were temporarily homeless.

      Read on…
      http://www.nytimes.com/1997/08/22/us/haunted-by-memory-pastor-defends-the-homeless.html

    • #110 by Why spread misinformation? on February 1, 2015 - 12:55 pm

      Are you intentionally spreading lies and misinformation about others?

    • #111 by Why spread misinformation? on February 1, 2015 - 12:57 pm

      Why do you have a chip on your shoulder about Wiley Drake?

      Hearing the truth really bothers those who work to spread lies.

  31. #112 by Anonymous on February 1, 2015 - 11:56 am

    Joe, for someone who claims to be a Christian, you sure are pretty self-righteous and judgmental. Only God will be our final judge, not you or Wiley Drakei or any other human. Sounds more like YOU are playing God. And tell me, where does Jesus say in the Bible that its ok to launch personal attacks against others which is pretty much what this blog is all about. Any person or institution that doesn’t take your exact point of view is evil and part of some imagined conspiracy. Get off your high horse. Get over yourself. God is in charge. Not you.

    • #113 by Joe Imbriano on February 1, 2015 - 12:39 pm

      He is in control and as has our back. I call it as I see and will continue to do so. What you call personal attacks are really just the light of day. All the phoniness and thuggery will continue to be exposed publicly on this blog until the wrongs are righted in our town. .

    • #114 by Too bad . . . on February 1, 2015 - 3:36 pm

      It’s too bad that you are preoccupied with the messenger. Apparently, what is presented here takes a back seat to your focus on Joe Imbriano.

      The world around us is being brought to light. Instead of discussing that, you want to go after Joe.

      Maybe you would find another blog more to your liking.

    • #115 by Penchant for change on February 1, 2015 - 5:45 pm

      There are no conspiracies, only in your face agendas.
      There are no personal attacks, only the spotlight.
      There is no high horse, only a decadent, selfish, narcissistic culture of death that has been blinded by a life lived in moral and spiritual darkness.

  32. #116 by Anonymous on February 1, 2015 - 12:48 pm

    Whatever Joe. Stay self righteous. And remember for every finger you point at there are 10 pointing back at you.

    • #117 by Joe Imbriano on February 1, 2015 - 2:30 pm

      The bar is set high by the 10 commandments and the oath of office. By the way, I wrote neither. They are the bar, they are the standard. What has become the norm, well look around. I mean look at what your kids are being taught in school, what they are watching on the their phone, what you are watching on the idiot box, what the police do to innocent people, what is going on in the schools with the wireless sterilization of kids. To a seared conscience, I just appear self righteous to you and the other ten fingers because the mire has been the bar for far far too long. Point all the fingers at me you want. I am totally out in the open and have nothing to hide. Use your real name and come down to the mic on Tuesday night. Come defend those who have betrayed the public trust and bring all the fingers you want. The more attention this debate gets the better. I welcome this type of discussion. It bodes well for honest debate and an informed electorate.

    • #118 by Mark Powell on February 1, 2015 - 2:56 pm

      Anonymous,

      Please read the URL I’ve enclosed, and ask yourself an honest question.

      Do you think that these women who wrote the article on page 5 of the latest Fullerton Observer are spreading malicious lies also?

      I heartily commend, and totally respect their stance.

      http://media.wix.com/ugd/50dca9_05770039212546bba3c6e652cca0af00.pdf

    • #119 by Shane on February 1, 2015 - 3:05 pm

      The issues and the standards are the issues and not your perception of Mr. Imbriano. Stick to the issues.

      • #120 by Joe Imbriano on February 1, 2015 - 3:43 pm

        Thug cops, corrupt officials and the phony churches are all taking part in the crime of the century. It is called Agenda 21. It is simply a UN overlay to concentrate everyone into these compact cities which are in fact scientific kill grids. Once they have us all crammed into these tilt up cities with no place or means to grow food, they can simply make us eat what they want us to eat, make us drink what they want us to drink, make us think what they want us to think, inject us with whatever the feel like, irradiate us with whatever frequency they wish or simply shut the water or power off, tase, rape, murder or cull us to whatever extent they deem necessary.

        Fullerton is an Agenda 21 city. http://downtowncary.org/wp-content/uploads/2013/07/Member-List-ICLEI-USA-7-3-2013.jpg

        You can pretend I am a nut job,self righteous, judgemental, hypocritical or whatever else gets you off. Go ahead. It is much easier to throw me under the bus, make me the issue and keep drinking your carbonated bone dissolving aspartame soda, brain numbing wine and booze, popping your pills, smoking your dope, eating your greasy cheeseburgers, licking the frosting, watching your porn, sucking your thumbs in front of the 500 channel mindless bull#@#$ idiot box while they inject your children with 50 shots before age 5 just so the can get their reproductive organs at irradiated in the common core microwave maxtrix classrooms at school,rip unborn children piece by piece out of their mothers womb, add a myriad of toxic chemicals they call disinfectants to your water, truck your poison, genetically modified food in from foreign countries that used banned chemicals in its production, while you continue to enjoy the barium and aluminum nano particle tic tac toe show that turns a blue sky white display that reacts with the fake palm tree microwave towers and cell towers in the church parking lots. Don’t worry, just keep waxing your new cars and counting the zeros in the bank and your retirement accounts. Will you ever figure out that it all will be stolen from you someday at gunpoint just like it has in every nation that has been turned over to feasting on its own debauchery that you swallow in your living rooms every night hook like and sinker. No never, not in Amerika.

        Folks the satanization of a society has ramifications. Lucifer is an austere master exacting an immensely disproportionate toll on what he has failed to deliver on. Oh yeah, I forgot to mention that the phony clergy will never talk about any of this either. They are too busy trying to fill the pews and the plates with their watered down messages that empower no one and nothing but the elite. This nation was born in the pulpit and it is dying there as we speak.

        What are we leaving to our children? Moral and economic bankruptcy, and a barren womb from infertility? Yeah and you thought it was all about smart growth and a smart grid that you heard about on your smart TV. Oh I forgot about the big game being on today and this all has to wait until you pick which sleeved 300 pounders can hand out concussions and run back and forth the fastest with a ball for a couple of hours while in the meantime,the kids are being sterilized at school, brain damaged in the pediatrician’s office, the cops torture, maim, frame, molest and murder and get away with it, the pickpocket preachers count the cash, and the elected thugs with their lackey ilk plunder the people as the satantically controlled media parades the bread and circus with the Illuminati half time show while your sons blow their brains to hell on their xbox and your daughters smoke their ovaries with the ipads while you ingest more yeast piss to make it all seem justified. What have they done to all of you?

        • #121 by nut job on February 1, 2015 - 11:09 pm

          More psycobabel bullshit from some 2 bit wannabe. Nobody gives a shit what you think. Great game tonight. What’s the matter Joe, is there some conspiracy in the commercials?

          • #122 by Mark Powell on February 2, 2015 - 6:35 am

            Anonymous,

            We all care what Joe thinks. Otherwise we wouldn’t be logging onto this blog would we?

            Welcome aboard amigo!

            Bye the bye, great call on the goal line Pete!

          • #123 by to: nut job on February 2, 2015 - 4:16 pm

            Isn’t there someplace else you’d rather be than this blog? Seems that you are in denial, uncomfortable and angry with the messages here or why else would you be posting?

    • #124 by Barry Levinson on February 1, 2015 - 7:27 pm

      Anonymous is now apparently making threats. This is the mentality of a die-hard Fullerton Police Department supporter. Anonymous the phrase should be to serve and protect. It should not be to threaten those that simply disagree with you.

      I report, you decide.

  33. #125 by Fullerton's Overtaxed Citizens on February 6, 2015 - 9:25 pm

    The next time someone claims that civil servants are underpaid, just show them this website:

    http://www.transparentcalifornia.com

    Example:
    HUGHES, DANNY E
    CHIEF OF POLICE
    Fullerton, 2013
    Regular Pay O/T Pay Other Total Benefits Total Pay & Ben.
    $199,430 $3,789 $22,439 $115,159 $340,817

    Now all you have to do is take that total pay and benefits and compare it to the average wages and benefits of jobs that only require a high school education and you will get approximately $40,817. A small difference of $300,000.

    By the way Danny does not work Fridays and he no longer sits on the dais for council meeting either.

  34. #126 by American Police State on February 7, 2015 - 5:36 am

    How Reality TV Is Teaching Us to Accept the American Police State
    Posted on February 7, 2015 by WashingtonsBlog
    By John Whitehead, constitutional and human rights attorney, and founder of the Rutherford Institute.

    “Plays, farces, spectacles, gladiators, strange beasts, medals, pictures, and other such opiates, these were for ancient peoples the bait toward slavery, the price of their liberty, the instruments of tyranny. By these practices and enticements the ancient dictators so successfully lulled their subjects under the yoke, that the stupefied peoples, fascinated by the pastimes and vain pleasures flashed before their eyes, learned subservience as naively, but not so creditably, as little children learn to read by looking at bright picture books.”—Etienne de La Boétie, “The Discourse on Voluntary Servitude: How Do Tyrants Secure Cooperation?” (1548)

    Americans love their reality TV shows—the drama, the insults, the bullying, the callousness, the damaged relationships delivered through the lens of a surveillance camera—and there’s no shortage of such dehumanizing spectacles to be found on or off screen, whether it’s Cops, Real Housewives or the heavy-handed tactics of police officers who break down doors first and ask questions later.

    Where things get tricky is when we start to lose our grasp on what is real vs. unreal and what is an entertainment spectacle that distracts us vs. a real-life drama that impacts us.

    For example, do we tune into Bruce Jenner’s gender transformation as it unfolds on reality TV, follow the sniping over Navy sharpshooter Chris Kyle’s approach to war and killing, or chart the progress of the Keystone oil pipeline as it makes it work through Congress? Do we debate the merits of Katy Perry’s Superbowl XLIX halftime performance, or speculate on which politicians will face off in the 2016 presidential election?

    Here’s a hint: it’s all spectacle.

    Studies suggest that the more reality TV people watch—and I would posit that it’s all reality TV—the more difficult it becomes to distinguish between what is real and what is carefully crafted farce. Unfortunately, Americans have a voracious appetite for TV entertainment. On average, Americans spend five hours a day watching television. By the time we reach age 65, we’re watching more than 50 hours of television a week, and that number increases as we get older. And reality TV programming consistently captures the largest percentage of TV watchers every season by an almost 2-1 ratio.

    As journalist Scott Collins notes, “reality is a cheap way to fill prime time.”

    Yet it’s more than just economics at play. As I make clear in my book A Government of Wolves: The Emerging American Police State, we’re being subjected to a masterful sociological experiment in how to dumb down and desensitize a population.

    This doesn’t bode well for a citizenry able to sift through masterfully-produced propaganda in order to think critically about the issues of the day. Then again, it can be hard to distinguish between the two. As cognitive scientist Steven Pinker points out, the hallmark of well-told fiction is that the audience can’t tell the difference.

    Concerning reality TV, journalist Chris Weller explains:

    Producers have become so good at their job of constructing a cohesive narrative, one that imitates life – albeit, dramatically so – that the narrative ends up compelling life to imitate it. This is an important distinction…. drama doesn’t emerge accidentally. It’s intentional. But not everyone knows that.

    “Reality TV is fiction sold as nonfiction, to an audience that likes to believe both are possible simultaneously in life,” continues Weller. “It’s entertainment, in the same way Cirque du Soleil enchants and The Hunger Games enthralls. But what are we to make of unreal realness? And what does it make of its viewers? Do they…mimic the medium? Do they become shallow, volatile, mean?”

    The answer is yes, they do mimic the medium.

    Studies suggest that those who watch reality shows tend to view what they see as the “norm.” Thus, those who watch shows characterized by lying, aggression and meanness not only come to see such behavior as acceptable but find it entertaining.

    It’s a phenomenon called “humilitainment,” a term coined by media scholars Brad Waite and Sara Booker to refer to the tendency for viewers to take pleasure in someone else’s humiliation, suffering and pain. It largely explains not only why American TV watchers are so fixated on reality TV programming but how American citizens, largely insulated from what is really happening in the world around them by layers of technology, entertainment, and other distractions, are being programmed to accept the brutality, surveillance and dehumanizing treatment of the American police state as things happening to other people.

    This is what happens when an entire nation, unable to distinguish between what is real and unreal and increasingly inclined to accept as normal the tactics being played out before them in hi-def, not only ceases to be outraged by the treatment being meted out to their fellow citizens but takes joy in it.

    Unfortunately, for the majority of Americans who spend their waking, leisure hours transfixed in front of the television or watching programming on their digital devices, the American police state itself has become reality TV programming—a form of programming that keeps us distracted, entertained, occasionally a little bit outraged but overall largely uninvolved, content to remain in the viewer’s seat.

    In fact, we don’t even have to change the channel when the subject matter becomes too monotonous. That’s taken care of for us by the programmers (the corporate media and the police state). Before we got too worked up over government surveillance, they changed the channels on us and switched us over to militarized police. Before our outrage could be transformed into action, they changed the channel once again. Next up: ISIS beheadings, plane crashes, terrorist shootings and politicians lip-synching to a teleprompter.

    In this way, televised events of recent years—the Ferguson shooting and riots, the choke-hold of Eric Garner, the Boston Marathon manhunt and city-wide lockdown, etc.—became reality TV programming choices on a different channel.

    The more that is beamed at us, the more inclined we are to settle back in our comfy recliners and become passive viewers rather than active participants as unsettling, frightening events unfold. Reality and fiction merge as everything around us becomes entertainment fodder. This holds true whether we’re watching American Idol, American Sniper or America’s Newsroom.

    With every SWAT team raid, police shooting and terrorist attack—real or staged, we’re being systematically desensitized and acclimated to the trappings of the police state. This is borne out by numerous studies indicating that the more violence we watch on television—whether real or fictional—the less outraged we will be by similar acts of real-life aggression.

    For instance, tasers were sold to the American public as a way to decrease the use of deadly force by police, reduce the overall number of use-of-force incidents, and limit the number of people seriously injured. Instead, we’ve witnessed an increase in the use of force by police and a desensitizing of the public to police violence. As Professor Victor E. Kappeler points out, “no one riots because the police stunned-gunned a drunk for non-compliance or because a cop pepper-sprayed a group of protesters.”

    Indeed, notes Kappeler:

    Police officers possessing less-than-lethal weapons are often more inclined to use these weapons in situations where they would not have been legally justified in using traditional weapons, or for that matter any level of force at whatsoever. This phenomenon is known as net widening. As use of force technologies improve, police become more likely to apply force in a greater number of situations, in less serious situations, to more vulnerable people and resort to force in cases where people simply do not immediately comply with their directives.

    What we’re witnessing is net widening of the police state and, incredibly, it’s taking place while the citizenry watches.

    Viewed through the lens of “reality” TV programming, the NSA and other government surveillance has become a done deal. Militarized police are growing more militant by the day. And you can rest assured that police-worn body cameras, being hailed by police and activists alike as a sure-fire fix for police abuses, will only add to this net widening.

    Ironically, whether we like it or not, these cameras—directed at us—will turn “we the people” into the stars of our own reality shows. As Kelefa Sanneh, writing for the New Yorker, points out, “Cops,” the longest-running reality show of all which has “viewers ride with police officers as they drive around, in search of perpetrators… makes it easy to think of a video camera as a weapon, there to keep the peace and to discipline violators.”

    Ultimately, that’s what this is all about: the reality shows, the drama, the entertainment spectacles, the surveillance are all intended to keep us in line, using all the weapons available to the powers-that-be. It’s the modern-day equivalent of bread and circuses.

    As for the sleepwalking masses convinced that all of the bad things happening in the police state—the police shootings, the police beatings, the raids, the roadside strip searches—are happening to other people, eventually, the things happening to other people will start happening to us and our loved ones.

    When that painful reality sinks in, it will hit with the force of a SWAT team crashing through your door, a taser being aimed at your stomach, and a gun pointed at your head. And there will be no channel to change, no reality to alter, no manufactured farce to hide behind.

    By that time, however, it will be too late to do anything more than submit.

    Professor Neil Postman saw this eventuality coming. “There are two ways by which the spirit of a culture may be shriveled,” he predicted. “In the first—the Orwellian—culture becomes a prison. In the second—the Huxleyan—culture becomes a burlesque.” Postman concludes:

    No one needs to be reminded that our world is now marred by many prison-cultures…. it makes little difference if our wardens are inspired by right- or left-wing ideologies. The gates of the prison are equally impenetrable, surveillance equally rigorous, icon-worship pervasive…. Big Brother does not watch us, by his choice. We watch him, by ours…. When a population becomes distracted by trivia, when cultural life is redefined as a perpetual round of entertainments, when serious public conversation becomes a form of baby-talk, when, in short, a people become an audience, and their public business a vaudeville act, then a nation finds itself at risk; culture-death is a clear possibility.

    http://www.washingtonsblog.com/2015/02/reality-tv-teaching-us-accept-american-police-state.html

  35. #127 by The FPD as a Criminal Enterprise on February 7, 2015 - 10:57 am

    I would add that we are not only becoming a police state but a secret police state. That the public and even the accused are routinely denied access to the very information that is supposed to back up the arrests and other actions of our police. The FPD is looking and more importantly acting more and more like the KGB. Has Danny Hughes become a smaller American version of Vladimir Putin, a former KGB agent? Both his actions and lack of actions as Fullerton Police Chief would give any objective observer real concerns.

    Finally, this question must be posed to the American public. We won the Cold War; but have we now allowed many of our government institutions to take on many of the characteristics of that Evil Empire?

    • #128 by Boss Tweed on February 7, 2015 - 4:10 pm

      Who will have a bigger negative impact on our lives in Fullerton going forward, Danny Hughes, Joe Felz, Jennifer Fitzgerald or her boss Curt Pringle? Fullertonians, where does Ms Fitzgerald’s place her true loyalty? Is it to the citizens of Fullerton or to the person who signs her big pay checks at Curt Pringe and Associates? Can anyone say one more time, Downtown Core and Corridor? There is no yellow brick road in Fullerton but there is a clear trail leading to the big money.

      Let us see how quickly she backs away from supporting our Fullerton General Plan and then doing a 180 degree turnaround for Downtown Core and Corridor. KA-CHING!

      • #129 by back paige on February 7, 2015 - 7:50 pm

        Fitzgerald needs to be stripped of her council position, and all of her appointments. She is a Trojan Horse. You guys need to find a way to throw her out on her sorry phony republigan ass.

        • #130 by Anonymous on February 9, 2015 - 8:13 pm

          Contact the FPPC and start there.

  36. #131 by Anonymous on February 8, 2015 - 8:48 am

    Where is the Pam Keller posse speaking out against these serious allegations?

  37. #132 by Anonymous on February 10, 2015 - 10:54 am

    So why has the DA filed resisting arrest charges against dude? You can bet the DA viewed the video from cop body camera. If this went down they way the lady describes, the cop would be charged with a crime, not dude. Could she be embellishing, just a tad?

    • #133 by KA-CHING on February 10, 2015 - 12:55 pm

      The answer is very simple Anonymous. The FPD is corrupt. They almost never do the right thing especially when it comes to disciplining one of their own. The citizenry is supposed to jump at their commands even when the police act like a bunch of neanderthal thugs.

      The public is not going to stand for this type of thuggery from our police much longer. We have had more than enough of their bullying tactics.

  38. #134 by The Fullerton Follies on February 18, 2015 - 7:51 pm

    Although many of our city leaders fondly call Fullerton the education city, most people outside of town know Fullerton for a 30 minute video showing how brutal and savage members of the Fullerton Police Department can be and still get away with their disgusting deeds. There is no accountability here. But if you fail to disperse at a predominantly peaceful march you are going to do jail time.

    The louder city leaders proclaim a new day for the Fullerton Police Department the more it is apparent nothing of substance has really changed. Yes they shuffled some of the department’s positions but they still cling to the same corrupt playbook. It is precisely that playbook that was evident at city council meeting with the silence of the wolves, our police hierarchy. To paraphrase a famous quote; I think the FPD protests too much when they continually proclaim there new found transparency and integrity.

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