While Boston Mass has had the “Winter Hill Gang” and New York “the Five Families”, what should we call the boutique public corruption family of San Mateo County? Or does it deserve such a largesse label? Should members refer to one another, to distinguish themselves from the general public, as “friends of ours”? I know, in at least one instance, members had been referred to as “Those Who Matter”. But are there any others distinguishing terms members should use, to identify one another, such as “made man/woman”?
I submit, these things are important, in order for both residents & outsiders alike to fully appreciate both the scale and depth of what has taken root in San Mateo County. It is also necessary to recognize boundaries and expectations (expected conduct), when interacting with members & associates of the described group. You wouldn’t want to inadvertently run afoul of it and individual members, lest you suffer consequences.
How does one ask for a favor from this group? What is expected, in return?
Can one obtain insurance from it, in order to avoid problems? At what cost?
And, when so insured, can one expect favorable outcomes? How far do such outcomes extend-law enforcement, litigation/prosecutions, judicial decisions, etc.?
In order to be a successful enterprise, the group needs to clearly, either explicitly or implicitly, communicate these things. Or has it already done so, either by act or omission? Is the Batmobile Raid & Prosecution not just such an example?
ABC7 Investigative Reporter Dan Noyes did an excellent job, in bringing to light the Batmobile Raid and corruption involved, but he did not drill down into the obvious, that Sheriff Bolanos’ favor for Atherton Resident/Relator Sam Anagnostou was not possible, without District Attorney Steve Wagstaffe and his staff.
DA Wagstaffe was not only a witting participant, in the matter, he was an essential enabler! None of the search warrant affidavits and the arrest warrant request involved could have been presented to a judge, without first being reviewed and approved by DA Wagstaffe’s office. Furthermore, it was DA Wagstaffe’s Office which collaborated in the investigation and actually crafted & filed the criminal complaint, in the case!
The questions reporter Dan Noyes did not ask Wagstaffe, ones essential to obtain the truth of the matter, are what did he (Wagstaffe) know of the Batmobile investigation, when did he know it, what communications/discussions had he had with Sheriff Bolanos about the matter, when had such discussions occurred, and what communications had his office had with prosecutors, in Cass County, Indiana, and when?
DA Wagstaffe is known to be a hands-on manager, a person deeply involved in the day-to-day operations of his office, meaning for him to say he was unaware of the Batmobile Raid & Case is just not credible. One only has to look at who, at his office, is involved (executive staff members MarieMcLaughlin and Sean Gallagher, an Assistant and Chief District Attorney, respectively, versus line workers) to see DA Wagstaffe’s DNA & fingerprints, are all over the body of evidence.
Such as his having previously been detained by the FBI and Las Vegas Metropolitan Police, at a seedy human trafficking site, one with indentured sex slaves to include a minor & drugs, in Clark County, Las Vegas, Nevada April 21, 2007 Operation Dollhouse.
In fact, Wagstaffe had actually consoled Bolanos, following his having been caught there. So, again, for DA Wagstaffe to portray himself as having been anything other than a willing participant (principal) in the Batmobile Investigation & Raid is just not believable.
This is the way things are done, in San Mateo County, and if you’re not a person that matters, forget about it
For anybody that read the August 16, 2022 letter sent by San Mateo County Government to Rob Bonta the Attorney General of California you could see in the first sentence the cause of the letter “RECENT PUBLIC ATTENTION.”
Mark Racop has concerns about getting a Fair Trial in San Mateo County, He should be Very Concerned, Who in their right mind wouldn’t be? I’ve said for about 22 years San Mateo County Courts should be CLOSED until the Supervisors can assure the residents of Fair and Level Playing field in our Courts. They have NEVER been interested in that subject matter.
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You knew on June 7, 2022 Election day that this special relationship was over.
That same day, Atherton, and San Mateo County was about to have the National Attention it so well deserves, a Criminal Case filed in San Mateo County Courts, that normally wouldn’t even get one tweet about got more than 5,000,0000 VIEWS thanks to ABC 7 Investigative Reporter Dan Noyes.
The Batmobile Case 22-SF-008723-A | The People of the State of California vs. MARK RACOP
Not the former San Mateo County Sheriff Deputy Juan P. Lopez Criminal Case which has still never made it in front of a Jury yet. 8 YEARS of LIES by the SMC Government. 15-SF-001819-E | The People of the State of California vs. JUAN PABLO LOPEZ, People vs. Juan Pablo Lopez case NF433910A, SF395377F | The People of the State of California vs. JUAN PABLO LOPEZ. You would think a San Mateo County Superior Court Judge committing PERJURY would get National Attention, It didn’t.
Not the Edais Family vs. San Mateo County Coroner Robert Foucralt case, 21-CIV-04737 | MUSTAFA EDAIS, et al vs. ROBERT FAUCRAULT, et al
Not even the Zain Jaffer case: People vs. Zainali Jaffer 17NF012415A got this much attention.
Why would San Mateo County Sheriff Carlos G. Bolanos need to hire a New Attorney at all? He has stated he did nothing wrong and he would do it again for any resident of San Mateo County.
Attorney James Touchstone represents Bolanos and called the investigation a political overreach because there is no evidence the sheriff had done something wrong and did not fall into the San Mateo County Board of Supervisor’s Aug. 30 decision to hire an independent investigator.
“This makes no fiscal or legal sense,” Touchstone said. “The board has no say in how the Sheriff’s Office is run.”
San Mateo County Government has been wasting Taxpayer for the last 22 years that I’m aware of, I’ve never heard James Touchstone ever be concerned about it before.
September 1, 2022 U.S. District Judge Amit Mehta sentenced Thomas Webster, 56, to 10 years in prison plus three years of supervised release, noting that along with Rathbun, “the other victim was democracy.” Webster retired from the NYPD in 2011 after 20 years. He served in the U.S. Marine Corps from 1985 to 1989.
Thomas Webster’s prison sentence is the longest so far among roughly 250 people who have been punished for their role in the insurrection on Jan. 6, 2021. The previous longest was shared by two other rioters, who each were sentenced to seven years and three months in prison.
Do Law Enforcement Officers ever break the Law? Of course they do, they are human beings, Nobody is above the law.
It’s not a crime for Carlos G. Bolanos to delete his Facebook page, and it’s not a crime to put it back up either. You want to avoid the appearance of GUILT. In a criminal case example this has the appearance of Evidence Tampering. That is a bad look for one of the most powerful Law Enforcement Officials in San Mateo County.
Who is the adult at San Mateo County Sheriff’s Office while Sheriff Carlos G. Bolanos is hiding.
Whoever it is Get the Document to Mark Racop’s Bank in Indiana TODAY.
The San Mateo County Sheriff’s Office is responsible for Mark Racop’s Bank account to remain FROZEN. Let’s Fix This Today.
The public is asking for Sheriff Carlos to be fired and his pension to be forfeited, Don Horsley has not made an official statement. Rishi Kumar candidate for Congress has.
Thanks to LATIMES reporter Erica D. Smith
“In an era where law enforcement is under such siege, this seems like this was not very well thought out,” San Mateo County Supervisor Don Horsley told me. “What we’re trying to do — what we should be trying to do — is establish credibility with people, not do things that look like we’re doing favors. And that’s kind of, unfortunately, what this looks like.”
And on Saturday, the county retained retired Superior Court Judge Winifred Y. Smith to launch yet another investigation. WHY? “What we can do is extremely limited,” said Horsley, who was sheriff for 14 years. “This is the California Constitution. The sheriff is an elected officer. We can’t remove them from office. And nor would we, over one particular incident, but it is a heck of an incident.”
This comment has got to be my favorite Former School Teacher, Former Sheriff, and President of the San Mateo County Board of Supervisors Don Horsley quote: “We can’t remove them from office. And nor would we, over one particular incident, but it is a heck of an incident.”
Don Horsley said “over one particular incident” Is the Mark Racop Batmobile Abuse of Authority case the only case of Abuse of Law Enforcement that Don Horsley is aware of?
Has Don Horsley ever heard of ret. San Mateo County Sheriff Deputy Juan P. Lopez two Criminal Cases involving the exact same San Mateo County Employees committing crimes against a Sheriff Deputy? 15-SF-001819-E | The People of the State of California vs. JUAN PABLO LOPEZ, People vs. Juan Pablo Lopez case NF433910A, SF395377F | The People of the State of California vs. JUAN PABLO LOPEZ.
Has Don Horsley ever heard of Operation Dollhouse FBI Sting Operation on April 21, 2007 at 3474 Eldon Street, Las Vegas Nevada at 9:30 PM. LVMPD Spokesperson Bill Cassell stated his officers did come into contact with both Munks and Bolanos INSIDE the residence. Now that was either a drug deal gone bad 3,500 ecstasy tablets, and $25,000 cash or they were INSIDE to have sex with Human Trafficked Sex Slaves including a minor. Nobody knows because has ever Investigated it.
Has Don Horsely ever heard about the 2010 report of 45 male employees in the San Mateo County Sheriff’s Office watching and sharing PORN and a VIOLENT RAPE VIDEO on San Mateo County Computers?
Has Don Horsley ever heard of Chinedu V. Okobi being killed by SIX San Mateo County Sheriff Employees in Millbrae on October 3, 2018. Did he ever watch the video that SMC Government made public which shows the Employees never provided medical assistance for 9 minutes after he stopped breathing.
Has Don Horsley ever heard of Sandra Lee Harmon who was executed by San Mateo County Sheriff’s Employees in Half Moon Bay on May 5, 2020. Has he ever watched the video that Sheriff Carlos G. Bolanos provided the public which shows an unarmed woman with her hands up above her head and her back facing towards the Deputy who is firing at her. She did have 3 fatal shots in her back.
Has Don Horsley ever heard of Half Moon Bay Resident Rachel Quintana who was falsely arrested and charged in RETALIATION for making a report in the HMB substation.
Has Don Horsley ever heard of the San Mateo County Sheriff’s Activities League Embezzlement and Money Laundering Criminal Investigation. SMCSO Lt. Michael Leishman was the lead Investigator, that is a nice trick having the Sheriff’s Office investigate itself.
San Mateo County News.com has been reporting on Gangs, Organized Crime, Corruption in San Mateo County Government for many years. I’ve listed just a few off the top of my head.
San Mateo County Sheriff Carlos G. Bolanos and the “Those Who Matter” gang have been operating for MANY years. This is just the Tip of the Iceberg.
There was a Criminal Investigation of Embezzlement and Money Laundering that involved more people than just Barbara Bonilla.
San Mateo County District Attorney Steve Wagstaffe recused his office because of the obvious Conflict of Interest. San Mateo County Sheriff’s Office took a different approach. San Mateo County Sheriff Lieutenant Michael Leishman was instrumental in the SO Investigating itself and steering the results to just one person, that was Barbara Bonilla.
Lt. Michael Leishman is back in the NEWS this last week, He led a small gang to Indiana to RAID a small business owner who makes the Batmobile. How many laws were broken and how many San Mateo County Employees were involved is this criminal act?
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The public is asking for San Mateo County Sheriff Carlos G. Bolanos to lose his PENSION and be Criminally Charged.
Same for San Mateo County District Attorney Steve Wagstaffe, the Judge, and all others involved in this criminal activity against a small business owner in Indiana.
A Report back is the LAST thing the residents of San Mateo County want.
Remember the MORE than $10M of PPE left out at the San Mateo County Event Center and the CONVOY of Garbage Trucks filled with PPE reported leaving in November and December 2021. Scott Johnson had declared all of the PPE outside was a TOTAL LOSS, He made that declaration in writing on November 10, 2021. It turns out that was a False statement.
Why is there NO OUTRAGE from the FIVE SUPERVISORS and County Executive?