CITIZEN PUBLISHER, GENE FORTE,
AGAINST CORRUPT EX-MAYOR TOMMY JONES
WITH RARE PUNITIVE DAMAGES AWARDED FOR MALICIOUS RETALIATION
Los Banos, Merced County, California: Okay Badgers, the first leg of the journey has been completed. Gene Forte (me), publisher of the Badger Flats Gazette, went into the Eastern District Federal Courtroom of Judge Anthony Ishii and waxed the floors with Tommy Jones and his attorney, Benjamin Ratliff. The seven day jury trial by little ol’ me “in pro per” (without an attorney) had testimony from:
- Los Banos ex-Mayor Tommy Jones
- Current Los Banos Mayor Michael Villalta
- Los Banos City Attorney William Vaughn
- LB City Councilman Tom Faria
- ex-LB City Councilman Joe Sousa
- Los Banos PD Chief Gary Brizzee
- LB City Planning Commissioner Stephan “don’t forget I’m a Pastor” Hammond
- and a foul mouthed black racist reporter, Corey Pride of the Los Banos Enterprise (McClatchy Newspapers).
I proved that Jones maliciously planned to cut my microphone off early during the time I was allotted to speak at the Los Banos City Council meeting on May 7th, 2008. I was reading his answer to the Certified Recall petition I had organized against him. Jones violated my First Amendment Right and had me thrown out of the meeting under threat of arrest by then LB Chief Chris Gallagher. I have alleged that Jones was supported in his actions against me by (to name a few):
- Merced County DA Larry Morse
- Merced County Chairman of the Board Supervisor Jerry O’Banion
- Merced County Counsel James Fincher and his lowly thug, Roger Matzkind
- Ex-forced to resign Merced County Public Defender, Eric Dumars
- DDA Alan Turner
- Thomas Pfeiff
- Merced County Sheriff Cavallero
- Merced Defense Associates, Cindy Morse
- Merced County Public Defender, Jeff Berger
The other group of nefarious gents that will soon bite the big weanie of public exposure for their abetting the crimes of these uncivil civil servants (Jones has gone down) are the members of the Merced Superior Court bench with Judge Frank Dougherty being fitted for Federal handcuffs.
The now pending lawsuit of Forte v. Merced County (1:11-cv-00318-AWI-BAM) also in the Eastern Federal District Court before the Honorable Judge Anthony Ishii (over my strenuous objection) is going to be devastating.
I suggest they heed the words of a very wise guy that could “Float like a butterfly and sting like a bee” and “STAY DOWN FOOLS!”
HOW AM I DOING ATTORNEYS?
Attorneys have told me that what I just accomplished has never been done before by an in pro per in a First Amendment Civil Rights Federal Lawsuit against public officials for retaliating against him (me) for exposing their public corruption.
They say it was right next to impossible.
It just goes to show that sometimes too much education is not a good thing. It teaches citizens the things they are not supposed to accomplish, i.e., you can’t fight City Hall and win.
I just proved that maxim wrong, albeit the deck is stacked against the in pro per all the way.
So, what do all of you attorneys have to say about an in pro per (me) that:
- had been unlawfully declared to be suffering from a severe mental delusional disorder by Merced Superior Court Judge James Cadle (without being seen by a Dr.),
- was found to be unable to aid his defense counsel (Merced County ex-Public Defender Eric Dumars who tried to hang himself 3 days after I filed my Grand Jury complaint against him that was rejected by the Grand Jury),
- was illegally declared a California Vexatious Litigant by the Fifth Appellate Court’s own original proceeding filed by Justice Stephan (I’m Larry Wayte’s puppet) Kane while purportedly diagnosed as suffering from a severe mental delusional WITHOUT BEING SEEN BY A DR who,
- then walks into a Federal Courtroom with only two depositions taken,
- put on the stand eight adverse witnesses,
- forced Judge Ishii to force McClatchy Newspapers to waive their sacred California Shield to have Pride testify or be arrested,
- was awarded a unanimous verdict,
- $10K in compensatory damages,
- plus attorney fees and costs to be submitted,
- with $7,500 in punitive damages which is very rare.
by proving what “THEY” said I was delusional about….they were a bunch of corrupt civil servants that were retaliating against me for my exposing them.
Some jurors wanted to award the symbolic $1 Billion punitive verdict I suggested so that it would be abundantly clear to all government officials such conduct will not be tolerated by citizens.
WHY IS MCCLATCHY NEWSPAPERS BURYING THE STORY
(FOR THE LEON PANETTA INSTITUTE FOR PUBLIC POLICY)
I am absolutely positive that McClatchy Newspapers is blacking out the story because it will break the back of McClatchy Newspapers. What proof do I have?
For starters, you have not heard a word about this in any newspapers, or other news media.
Do you really believe the Los Banos Enterprise does not have an obligation to the citizens of Los Banos to inform then that their ex-Mayor (when Mayor) retaliated against me as the citizen publisher of the Badger Flats Gazette for exposing his corruption?
Do you really think that Los Banos citizens should not be informed by McClatchy/Los Banos Enterprise that I proved to eight jurors that Jones and his followers (current mayor and councilman included) intentionally (with malice) cut my mike off early at the public forum and had me forcibly removed under threat of arrest when I was reading the Certified Recall Petition answer of Jones?
Please, tell me where and why it is not a story of national importance.
Who is so powerful to silence and control McClatchy Newspapers that owns 80% of all papers in California?
Who has the power to silence every other main stream news organizations (ABC, etc.) in the United States, even the ones that citizens think are in conflict with the government (i.e., Alex Jones/Info Wars, O’Reilly, or other crickets) to conceal the tyrannical retaliation against me for exposing government corruption?
Let me introduce you to Mr. Leon Panetta and the Panetta Institute.
For reasons known to me, I will continue to call Panetta out on the red carpet of complicity until he demands a Federal investigation.
Especially, now due to the alarming court testimony that demands that a Federal Consent Decree be issued over the city government of Los Banos for the protection of citizens, Panetta endangers the peaceful tranquility of our nation and our National security.
Panetta has been sent a link to this blog requesting a response.
I sincerely hope that Panetta acts responsibility and promptly.
Q: WHY ISN’T MCCLATCHY NEWSPAPERS (THE LOS BANOS ENTERPRISE) OR OTHER MEDIA ACROSS THE NATION REPORTING UPON WHAT SHOULD BE RIGHTFULLY FRONT PAGE NEWS?
A: I SUBMIT THE ANSWER IS THAT LEON PANETTA’S CALIFORNIA POLITICAL MACHINE CONTROLS MCCLATCHY NEWSPAPERS AND IS HAVING THEM BLACK THE STORY OUT FOR HIS OWN POLITICAL SELF PRESERVATION TO CONCEAL THE CORRUPTION IN HIS BACKYARD OF MONTEREY COUNTY WHERE I HAVE SENT JUDICIAL BUDDIES OF HIS INTO RETIREMENT.
As I receive this verdict, I want to thank all those that helped me obtain this victory.
I will later address the un-American “Gutless Wonders of Los Banos” who cowered in corners while this unwarranted, ruthless attack on me and my family raged, unlike Los Banos resident Ms. Elaine Cory who helped me.
I am writing a separate article about Elaine explaining why every citizen of Los Banos owes her a thank you, lunch and should patronize her Elaine Cory Tax Services.
I want to thank my soul-mate Eileen, without her this victory would have never been.
Jurors after the verdict asked what law school did she study at and……….. told me to never let her go.
One juror wrote:
“First off I thought you should know the first topic that came up in our deliberation was the ladies of the jury commenting about how much they loved your wife and how lucky of a man you are to have her by your side. Also I wanted to tell you that for representing yourself you did a hell of a job, your speaking is very powerful and demands attention. I was very impressed with your presentation.” -Kevin
I also want to thank my children, Noel and Juston, who were my able bodied litigation support staff.
My son Jordan supported me from Duke where he is doing an internship.
When I heard his voice, it reminded me what an unethical rat Jones’ attorney, Ratliff, was by abusing Jordan at a deposition when he was only 16 years old to the point of near tears.
(Note: Ratliff didn’t even get a copy of the deposition indicating that he was only bilking the insurance carrier of Los Banos that was picking up the legal bill for Jones.)
I told Jordan that Ratliff is now blubbering in his oatmeal and probably drinking up a storm.
I thank my oldest daughter Gabrielle Forte, recent Berkeley Graduate for her kindness, love and support in more ways than I can count.
A special thanks goes to Gaby’s sister from another mother, Shwetka Kumar, who helped extend my understanding of law to the next level.
To the heavens I look and thank Dr. Carl A. Galloway, my winged ally and brother forever who I dedicate this public ass-whooping to.
To my other brother from another mother, Clinton E. Galloway, who always passed me the Hail Mary money when I needed it the most.
But most of all, I humbly thank, on my knees, the god that set me on a path to be a messenger.
Bye for now!
Gene Forte, your humble servant, delivering a few messages.
Attention: Merced County DA Larry Morse Cabal Members, prepare for a real public butt whooping!