Get to know some of the usual suspects you’ve had leading the way for you in Merced County.
Here are some clips from a video deposition of ex-Mayor Tommy Jones of Los Banos. (Jones Deposition Clips)
Jones went up in flames when I wrote about his arrest for crack cocaine when he was a LB City Councilman (V is For Recall).
I also suggested how it was covered up for profit by ex-disgraced Merced County District Attorney Gordon Spencer.
Jones did his typical race card routine with thrusters under the banner of “don’t anybody say anything against a black public official because we now have Obama in office.”
After I wrote about Mayor Jones being arrested for possession of crack cocaine when he was a City Councilman Jones started telling people that he knew for a fact that I was a dangerous member of the Ku Klux Klan. Jones, the moron, actually told that to Mr. Clinton Galloway, a fellow African American, my best man at the marriage to my Chinese American wife, and friend for forty years.
The problem that Jones had was that citizens knew that I was not, or had ever been a member of the KKK or any racist group. Jones, unrelenting or unconstrained by law enforcement, became more furious when I got him busted with the FPPC for taking undisclosed loans from a developer (Power of the Written Word).
I then publicly jammed that race card right up Jones’ derriere. Jones cut off my microphone early and had me thrown out of City Hall under threat of arrest when I was reading the Recall Petition that had been filed.
The Enterprise didn’t print a word about it.
The cherry busted when Jones (I say) got his high school student, Anthony Donaldson Bates to send my family and I death threats (Death Threats) thirty days after he was busted by the FPPC due to my my complaint.
The threats read like they were written by an adult, or with adult direction from individuals with something to gain such as Pride, Jones and Ratliff.
The death threats were supposedly for me calling Jones a “lying nigger” eight months before at a City Council meeting. I am now required to say that I did not call Jones a lying nigger.
I refuse to say lying “N-word” The word is what it is. If one other person on the planet can say it, I can too.
My life long relationship with the Galloway Family, my black brothers and their parents, speaks for my not being a racist. Jones and Pride hate me for saying that I am part of a black family.
Merced County and LBPD law enforcement had the same motives as Jones in wanting me deterred from writing about their false arrest of me for exposing their corruption.
Law enforcement preventing an investigation into the death threats must have seemed like a pretty good idea to them.
It certainly would be enough to deter a person of ordinary firmness from exercising his constitutional rights.
The now pending Federal case of Forte v. McClatchy Newspapers, Merced County, et al. relies upon the First Amendment Right not to be retaliated against (Michell v. Horn, 318 F.3d 523 (3d Cir.2003)
The vile attack upon me orchestrated by public officials and McClatchy Newspapers had the common interest of silencing me.
This is easily evidenced in the Commentary by Gene Lieb of the Los Banos Enterprise saying “Mayor Owed Apology“.
It was not even remotely truthful. As you read Lieb’s Commentary, keep in mind that he had also the Angel Whispers tribute to Carl Galloway in his hands. Watch the video and see what I really said. Lieb was present when I was speaking. How could he get it so wrong without it being intentional and with malice to shut me up?
At the same time, African American Los Banos Enterprise reporter Corey Pride, who was a close ally of and agent for Jones, was posting that I am a known racist, and that citizens should close their doors to me, etc..
Pride was reporting upon my arrests without an interview with me leaving citizens to believe I was charged with three felonies which is absolutely not so. District Attorney Larry Morse said that he could not investigate or file charges against me…so why did he?
There has been a Merced PD Report filed for tampering with a Grand Jury investigation of my complaint by Merced County Counsel James Fincher a subject under investigation. The investigation focused upon the events causing the alleged false arrest charges filed by DA Morse.
Stanislaus County Deputy Randy Watkins has said there was evidence of jury tampering by the Merced County Counsel Fincher and that the Merced PD must forward it up to the DA who can then send it out.
Modesto attorney Mr. Larry Cole, who is now my fourth public defender, was requested by me several weeks ago to prepare a written request to have the Merced DA take action on the Police Report by sending it up to an agency that does not have a conflict. It still has not been done and I have requested Cole to do so again.
Pride made it clear that he would not interview anyone concerning their Recall of Jones if they were seen with me.
Ms. Caryn Cox of Candlelight Realty, and a past candidate for Mayor and proponent member of the Recall Committee of Jones, said that members of the Recall Committee did not want to associate with me because they feared Pride would write bad things about them and not write about their stories.
The Enterprise/McClatchy Newspapers knew Pride was writing this trash, and they were supporting it. I kept informing McClatchy Newspapers’ attorney Mr. Karl Olson of Pride’s conduct and their ratification of it with never a response. They were not telling the public that they were defendants at the time in a lawsuit in Federal law suit with me in San Jose.
Charles Guest, who was the owner of the site (OurLosBanos.com), is now working at the Los Banos Enterprise. Guest closed the site after I told him that I was going to expose that his site was a group of Jones’ supporters spewing vile out to the community about me.
I am then kept from going into City Hall, by then Los Banos Cmdr. Gary Brizzee, to tell about the death threats. The Los Banos Enterprise doesn’t print a word about it. They thought it was important to demand that I make a public apology (for something I didn’t say, i.e., calling Jones a lying nigger), but then they do not report a word about what I allege were death threats to me for allegedly calling Jones a “lying nigger”.
Again for the record, I didn’t call Jones a “lying nigger”. I just repeated what the Galloways said they thought Tommy Jones was for saying that Clinton Galloway lied under oath that Jones had told him that he knew for a fact that I was a dangerous member of the KKK.
The deposition was taken by Gene Forte in the lawsuit of Forte v. Tommy Jones.