Tuesday, January 28, 2014

Kevin Faulconer Thugs steal David Alvarez Signs in dead of night


6:39 AM, Saturday, January 25th, 2014

At dawn, I was on my way to the Morena/Linda Vista Trolley Station to catch a ride to class, when I hear the screeching of tires and a honking car. I look across the intersection to see a white pick-up truck has driven, illegally, across the bike path and median separator, and parked with one wheel on the sidewalk. The honking car was following it through the intersection, and had to break hard, because, as the truck slowed, they nearly collided.

The driver parks, then exits his truck, walks over to a telephone poll, and tears off an 8' X 4' David Alvarez for Mayor sign. When I realized what he was doing, I pulled out my cell phone, as quickly as I could, to video record. Then the driver stashed the sign in the bed of his truck, jumped in, and drove away, back over the median, off the bike lane, and East, onto Friars Rd. As he drove away, I saw him pull into the second parking lot at the Mission Valley YMCA, so I followed him hoping to get better pictures of his license plate. 

When I confronted the driver, he was reluctant to talk to me, as you can see from the video. He had multiple 8' X 4' Alvarez for Mayor signs in the bed of this truck, along with a few Alvarez yard signs. He was a member of the Mission Valley YMCA and was obviously unhappy to see me. The license plate number of his late-model, white, Ford F150, Truck is 69567L1. The unmarked truck looked like a City fleet vehicle, or a contractor's truck. I wish I could run the plates, and find out who this creep works for? 

The driver wouldn't give me his name, but he immediately started dialing his cell phone, and a SECOND white F150 truck pulled up and parked a few spaces away, and THAT driver started filming ME! Who are these guys? They are traveling around before dawn, in groups, stealing David Alvarez for Mayor signs?

They were obviously coordinated, and they were both middle aged, white men, with time to go sign hunting before dawn on a Saturday. They were willing to steal signs right in front of the Northern Area Police District HQ, across from a San Diego Police Station! This is creepy. Kevin Faulconer must be desperate. 

I later called the Police to report the crime, and they told me that only DAVID ALVAREZ himself could press charges, since he was the actual victim of the crime. This is a sick twist in the law. Kevin Faulconer can hire these thugs to steal Alvarez signs all night long and no one can do anything about it! 

Please, help me make this video viral in San Diego. If you know someone who can run the plate number, or who can identify the man (he's a member of the Mission Valley YMCA) report it to the David Alvarez for Mayor campaign office, so he can press charges. I'm willing to be a witness and testify in court. 

Who does this? Faulkner already has the money of the business developers, and he will stoop to this level to beat young David Alvarez? If this is the kind of "leadership" that Kevin Faulkner will bring to the Mayor's Office, then we are doomed. When the privileged, rich, business Republican is so insecure that the gets his friends to steal his opponents signs, in the dead of night, then you know he has deeper issues, dirty issues.

Monday, January 27, 2014

INewsSource.org gets serious about exposing the tools to expose political corruption

In this GREAT report from "INewsSource.org" they tell us just how to research a news report and find out who is responsible for corrupting our democracy.

From the above FBI complaint identify the Foreign National, the PAC and the Candidate.:
  1. Around May 2012, Ernesto Encinas and the unnamed “Foreign National” created a PAC (Political Action Committee). 2. Encinas invested $3,000 into this PAC and the Foreign National invested $100,000 “through a United States-based shell corporation. 3. ”This PAC spent $114,000 in favor of “Candidate 1, a candidate for the office of mayor of San Diego during the 2012 primary election cycle. 4. "Between May 20 and May 31, 2012, the PAC spent approximately $86,000 on mailers and related services. 
Use: City Clerk’s website, Wysk.comthe Sunlight Foundation’s Influence Explorer, an online tool for tracking money in politics.

Thursday, January 23, 2014

San Diego Media Pros

The local chapter meeting of "Media Communication Association - International" ( http://www.mca-i.org ), SAN DIEGO MEDIA PROS ( http://www.sdmediapros.org ), covering Constant Contact email administration.

Join MCA-International and attend the local meetings in San Diego.

Sunday, January 19, 2014

The Freedom Of Information Act (FOIA)

The Freedom of Information Act (FOIA) is a law that gives you the right to access information from the federal government. It is often described as the law that keeps citizens in the know about their government.
Enacted on July 4, 1966, and taking effect one year later, the Freedom of Information Act (FOIA) provides that any person has a right, enforceable in court, to obtain access to federal agency records, except to the extent that such records (or portions of them) are protected from public disclosure by one of nine exemptions or by one of three special law enforcement record exclusions. A FOIA request can be made for any agency record. Before sending a request to a federal agency, you should determine which agency is likely to have the records you are seeking. Each agency’s website will contain information about the type of records that agency maintains.

Open Government 

FOIA is an integral part of creating an open and transparent government. On his first full day in office, President Obama signed the Memorandum on Transparency and Open Government calling for unprecedented openness and transparency in government and declaring “Information maintained by the Federal Government is a national asset.”