Category Archives: Attorney Josh Bentley

DDA Ben Blumenthal refuses to answer questions about him prosecuting Jody Williams. Depositions will be exciting.

There is a new Policy at San Mateo County’s District Attorney’s Office since the July 2, 2018 Zain Jaffer case being plucked/extracted from the legal process. DDA Sharon Cho answered several reporters questions about that case. Now Nadia and Ben have both given me the exact same response ask Steve Wagstaffe and Karen Guidotti.

 

 

This is who Jody Williams is, She needs to be Protected.

October 11, 2018

JODY WILLIAMS C/O
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John Walsh and Nancy McBride
National Center for Missing & Exploited Children® Charles B. Wang International Children’s Building 699 Prince Street
Alexandria, Virginia 22314-3175
Fax 703-224-2122
NMCBRIDE@ncmec.org

Re: CRISIS REGARDING JUVENILE SEX TRAFFICKING VICTIMS ANONYMITY

Dear Mr. Walsh and Ms. McBride:

I’m sure you each know Lois Lee founded Children of the Night’s hotline, and program, in 1979. The reason why she did was the same reason I created the first safe house for adult sex trafficking victims in 1984 – that was in response to a “perfect storm” of events which were targeting men, women and children who were involved in the sex industry. She however created her program for juveniles, while I tried to help adults in the best way I could.

For me, that was to create the first screening service for prostitutes which I marketed around to the madams, as well as individual escorts, who were trying to protect themselves. Not from arrest mind you – but from the very real fact we had a record number of serial killers targeting prostitutes in LA back then. A situation that was created by the flooding of cocaine into the state because of what we now know as Iran Contra. Combined with the invention of cell phones, and beta, and then VCR’s, which allowed men to stay up all night in their homes smoking crack and watching hard core porn which frankly made them all either nuts and/or violent or both.

On top of this, I was dealing with the very real fact we had men like Chuck Barris producing the “Dating Game” which was nothing more than a cover for him to get American women onto planes voluntarily, to then go to countries they’d never heard of before – many of who were never heard from again. Try taking that to the local police station and see how far you get talking about a top producer in town marketing women all over the world using their audition tapes like a catalog and try to convince them to follow up on why Janie didn’t come back from her date to some country you can’t pronounce.

Further, try and convince the police that our own CIA agents are the ones bringing in boat loads of cocaine into LA and only using the gang members as “cover” while forcing them to be their “distribution” network so as to keep their hands clean. Not only keep their hands clean, but go on and on about the “gang crisis in the media to get grants coming to build CRASH units – who then use those CRASH units to further intimidate men into

 

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turning their 10 year old sons into drug mules because juvenile courts no longer prosecute juveniles for drug trafficking.

Then try and get the police to help you stop diplomatic planes who have drugged up prostitutes on board who are being taken to some country that sells us oil because some sultan has a thing for “white girls”, while the CIA man explains she’s “doing this in service of her country because she’s a worthless piece of shit otherwise”. To top it off, you learn that there’s not one single law against the trafficking of American women. That if these victims do make it to an American embassy – they’re refused any help because they’re “criminals” after all as “prostitutes”.

So while Lois was handling the juveniles, I was handling helping adults WHEN NO ONE ELSE WOULD. It’s why I took a warehouse I had da leave on I didn’t need anymore because I was no longer working as aprostitute, and turned it into a safe house. The only one in the country for adults. Not even the Mary Magdelene Project would take in someone who was (1) escaping a pimp and needed security, (2) had any mental health issues, (3) had any felony convictions, (4) had any children or pets, (5) had any assets, (6) had used drugs in the last 90 days, (7) had any pending warrants, and/or (8) if they were victims of organized crime’s sex trafficking. Meaning that essentially the Mary Magdalene Project would take in about 4 women who didn’t really need any help and let them stay in the house while they went to school.

What about the rest? That’s why I had the warehouse. Only a lot of people weren’t happy about the fact once we got them into the warehouse, they were never heard from again. Including LAPD who had tried unsuccessfully to plant drugs on me a few times. So our warehouse had not only beds, a TV, and a kitchen, but also high security with bars on the windows, as well as a closed circuit TV which would broadcast back to me at home what was going on outside the warehouse. Which was useful when these men would try and storm the place by climbing up to the second story on ladders to try and break in – which is what happened more than once.

To shut me down, I was framed. So I’m very sensitive to that issue. I’ve had LAPD try and plant drugs on me that weren’t mine. Thank God my mother believed me that the pound of cocaine she found under my bed one day wasn’t mine, and she flushed it before the cops could get there with a search warrant. Thank God the heroin that was put into my car’s glove compartment she found before the cops released me to get into that car,only to stop me searching for that heroin so they could arrest me. In desperation, they got a junkie on probation to lie and say I was “pimping” her out of the warehouse. She called me up black and blue asking I take her away from the pimp. Which I did, and then the cops arrested me for pimping her.

Without one shred of evidence, I could have beat the cast. But they took a photo of my mother handing me a bucket of chicken and me handing her a $20 bill, and for that, they charged my disabled mother with pimping me. Then told me if I didn’t agree to take a plea, they’d charge her with pimping me. I thought the photo was silly and certainly a jury would acquit us. So they then threatened to arrest my 70 year old grandmother for the washing machine I’d bought her the year before, showing the receipt as proof she was guilty of “receiving earnings from a prostitute”. Needless to say, to protect my grandmother, and mother, I played ball somewhat.

The warehouse was shut down. Clearly having a safe house wasn’t going to work for those reasons. Since the truth about Iran Contra, and Chuck Barris, and everything else I was dealing with back then didn’t come to the light of day for years and years, it was the right decision for that time. But by 1986, we had a full blown AIDS epidemic on our hands. Why? Because with all the crack downs on prostitutes LAPD had been doing, no one was thinking about doing any type of outreach to us about the disease. With prostitutes afraid to carry condoms because they were used as “evidence against them of prostitution”, LAPD made the problem worse.

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By 1986, with talk of quarantining us on an island, the state was willing to talk to us about a solution for the first time in history. I sat down in 1986 with California’s Attorney General, Edwin Meese, Mayor Tom Bradley, Sheriff Block and Chief Gates to come up with a solution. They were the ones who sold me on all the advantages of what we could accomplish by forming a 12 step program. By 1987, I had put everything together to launch the first hotline for adults to call for help when leaving any part of prostitution, for any reason (we didn’t have the term “sex trafficking even invented back then), and the related 12 step program which allowed us to provide alternatives to incarceration as well as diversion programs for the first time in history.

To date, I’ve answered over 500,000 calls on that hotline. Many of those calls were from juveniles as you know. Juveniles who I’ve always promptly turned over to Lois Lee to handle. I was trained in how to answer this hotline by the domestic violence people, the suicide hotline, the rape crisis hotline, and even the Narcotics Anonymous hotline. So I knew what the laws were regarding when I had to report incidents of child abuse, as well as when a child was in danger of being harmed. In the 32 years now I’ve answered this phone, not one lawsuit by the way, nor has anyone even filed a complaint of a problem connected to our hotline.

In fact, in 1995, we went onto a Sally Show about a mother I had helped to rescue her daughter by suggesting she dress up like a hooker to try and find her when the police refused to provide any help. Using my methods of obtaining intelligence, she found her daughter. She also was able to get the pimp arrested who had murdered two other women. Once the show was taped, producers came down to sign contracts with us to make a movie.That film was “Fighting for my Daughter” with Lindsey Wagner. This was about the 5th movie made about my work by then, on top of the three documentaries I’ve had made about us, and who knows how many talk shows.

While I don’t go out of my way to target juveniles, and I don’t allow them into our 12 step meetings, I do come across situations where children are involved from time to time. Which is why when I was targeted and recruited by a trafficking operation who employed sheriffs, cops, judges, private investigators, 911 operators, guards, etc., and I identified also they were targeting young women for this who were as young as 12 years old, I tried to do something to get those women, and their children help.

The only problem was many of them were being held in private homes, and we couldn’t get at them in the “usual” stings. Like with the mother in Canada, she pretended to be a prostitute until she found her daughter. Once she found her daughter, she was lucky enough to be able to call the local police to go and get her out of the hotel room. HOWEVER, in some cases we’ve found there are some officers on the police force who are actually part of the traffickers. In those situations, we can’t just call the local police. A mistake I made when I went to the Chief of Police for Las Vegas in 2006, Chief Gillespie.

When I turned the file over to him with names, addresses, descriptions of people, explanations of how everything operated, etc., and specifically asked him to help us get at a young 16 year old girl who was being pimped out by a service called “Pretty Maids”, as well as told him about other locations that were full of“minority” women, such as the house with nothing but Hispanic women, and the house full of Asian women – all that happened was every single shred of evidence onto what I’ve provided him was cleaned up down to the bleach on the floors.

Now I had consulted with other police officers about the houses that comprised “Operation Dollhouse” back then. I was brushed off with them saying, “Without probable cause, we can’t get a search warrant”. Only the only clients these houses would admit were men who had flown into the airport speaking Mandarin with tickets showing they had arrived from China. Metro didn’t have any undercover officers, male or female, who spoke Mandarin. So I’ve ALWAYS attempted to work with the authorities the best way that I can all these years.

 

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Which is why I appealed to the Salvation Army, as well as Melissa Farley. We needed resources. I needed translators. I needed someone willing to arrest another cop/sheriff. We needed an office – not me calling from my mobile home I lived in at that time. During that time, I was caring for my dying mother who was in ICU and my young daughter. I was recovering from a major stroke, so we needed man power also.

All of which I was promised. Melissa promised we could launch NCAST – IF and I say IF I agreed to let her do a report on our work for the State Dept., so they could give us a grant. The Salvation Army agreed to give us $1,000,000 to open ATLAS, with me as the director. Because Terri Miller had no experience with prostitutes or trafficking, I was supposed to train her and then let her take over so I could work part-time to care for my mother and focus on taking care of my own health issues.

The ONLY catch was NO ONE was believing me about cops being involved. It was only a few years before that the G Sting arrests had gone down. To think that the city council, the strip club owner, and celebrities like George Clooney, Robert DeNiro, etc., were involved in not only this prostitution network, but arms dealings reaching down into San Diego – well at least Daniel Boden had gotten involved and gotten that case prosecuted. But that was only a few years before this story was coming up.

Realize that 2006-2007 was BEFORE Chris Butler had been caught and exposed to the press. Lots of people knew about what he was doing, but no one was prosecuting him over it. So please put into perspective that I’m talking about cops putting drug evidence into their cars, and then driving them to illegal brothels, where they’re the ones pimping these prostitutes – ALL BEFORE CHRIS WAS EXPOSED for what he was doing. Then you have an idea how absolutely out of my mind I sounded to a lot of people talking about this in 2006.

Only the Salvation Army said they believed me, and if we could “get an arrest” and “some kind of evidence”, then they’d put even more into helping these victims. Okay, how do we do that? I know where the victims are. But the cops aren’t going to arrest anyone BECAUSE THEY’RE THE ONES INVOLVED. The other cops aren’t going to touch the case because they don’t want to expose their buddies, or themselves for that matter. Look at Norman’s story where he says he was being “blackmailed” by Butler.https://abc7news.com/archive/9110103/ He wasn’t alone.

When I had gone to Gillispie, an 8 month old pregnant woman showed up at my mom’s house asking for refuse. She was worried with them “cleaning house”, they’d leave her in the desert somewhere, so she’d run to me forhelp. This woman was 20 years old or I would have called Lois for help. But she tells me there’s others who are pregnant, and “even a kid” referring to those houses where the women were in what was later called “Operation Dollhouse”.

To make matters more urgent, I had women coming to me talking about a string of prostitute murders. Jesse Foster was not unique in 2007. There were about 7 other women who had gone missing, each in connection with Peter Todd. So on top of hearing about a lot of women disappearing, I’m also getting calls about a man who had just moved into Summerlyn who was also getting involved in organ trafficking. I had verified this man was not only living in that very expensive house by the hospital, but that he was in fact licensed and set up as a medical equipment sales representative who actually was selling the equipment used in organ transplants.

This same guy owns a movie company that’s advertising in China about the movies being made in Las Vegas so that many of these Asian women, who don’t know any better that these movies aren’t real, so some of these women were coming to Vegas in the first place thinking they were here to make a movie. Then winding up in a brothel, and apparently some of them were wanting a profitable way to dispose of the bodies. I have relayed all of this information to Melissa Farley, and we agreed that we needed to “move fast” to do something to break up this operation.

 

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I want you to understand the urgency that I was feeling when I heard there was going to be a drop in Vegas that weekend that was “Operation Dollhouse”. I had been working on someone within Butler’s operation to go to the press, which succeeded. So it wasn’t that hard to get a reporter to ask to do a “ride along” with Metro on that weekend, knowing we were waiting until someone in uniform showed up and then we could launch the raid.

The plan had already been set up and agreed upon that the victims would be taken to the Salvation Army, instead of the jail, so that they would feel safe enough to talk about what was going on. That was evidenced by the fact the 24 women were taken to the Salvation Army which was what ATLAS and NCAST had been calling upon Metro to do in such a situation.

So you can understand how upset I was when I arrive at the Salvation Army thinking we’re going to interview these women because they’re going to be held 72 hours which was mandatory immigration law to hold them for questioning – but they were released before I could even arrive? I didn’t go to the houses where the raids were because honestly I was afraid if I was there, and anyone connected with the traffickers saw my face and recognized me – they’d bolt. I wanted everyone to be caught “red handed” so they’d believe us as to who and what was involved. Remember, this operation was going on in California, up to Seattle on the west coast, and then up through Las Vegas, then over to Arizona, and on through to the east coast and then back again. I know because I would talk to these men during these “drop and pickups” when they thought they were recruiting me to come to work for them.

Clearly, someone in ICE, Homeland Security and the trafficking task force had to be involved in this network for it to work. And clearly someone was because not only were the two sheriffs who were on site, and then released, despite the mandatory immigration laws, despite the fact drugs were seized, and also despite a juvenile and a pregnant woman being caught on sight – and frankly, if I hadn’t been chased off the property, discounted, ignored, smeared, and shut out of the process – we could have ended the whole matter and exoronerated both Greg Munks and Carlos Bolanos in one afternoon because I would have asked for either their body camfootage, or I would have asked to see their drivers’ footage.

All cabs and limos in Vegas at that time had cameras on 24/7 because of a rash of drivers who were being robbed and burned up. They also had GPS devices on at all times because of the murders. I was demanding the press “check the cameras” and “check the GPS devices” and frankly if someone had listened to me then – we could have exonerated those two sheriffs by now. When I was chased off the property and told to “get lost”, Terri told me she’d “handle it”. If she had, that footage and GPS records would have exonerated those men by now. Also, that juvenile would have received assistance that day.

But because of all this, I knew there was someone higher up involved and there was. Joohon David Lee. Only I had the same problem again – no one was believing me that this guy was going to China on government money and time, flying over victims he was walking right past security, and then taking them right to the brothels to be trafficked – all while not only immune from prosecution, but further while terrorizing an innocent family. I had to endure YEARS of that man trying to tell anyone who listened that “Jody is crazy” until finally Daniel Bogden I know, along with the Office of Professional Responsibility, finally did something to expose him.

What you don’t realize however is how many juveniles call our hotline to talk. There is no other hotline like ours that provides them with another ex-sex worker, who is in recovery, who will answer the phone and talk to them at 2:00 in the morning. Nor one that’s not shut down in a year because of a lack of funding. I have people who have been calling our hotline for 30 years now!

 

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We are LITERALLY the only hotline where a victim of sex trafficking can call us knowing we aren’t connected up to the very people they’re running from, nor that we will give up their information to the very person(s) they’re running from. Do you realize I once had a young lady calling me from the age of 16 years old until she was 18 years old and could legally leave the group home, calling to talk to me about the cops who were trafficking her out in the streets? Yes information I was providing to Lois who was looking into trying to find this girl. The only problem is then what? We found the house who of course was denying everything.

We talk a lot of kids through tough times on the phone who are in horrible group homes, foster homes, etc., but we try and get them emotionally through it. A lot of times these juveniles don’t call Lois or now Rachel Lloyd, because they don’t want to be put into a group home.
My point being that yes we have information in our private email accounts that belongs to juveniles. Juveniles who are like Celeste Guap was before she turned 19 years of age, and who were being blocked from the trafficking outreach projects by their traffickers. Do you grasp that? Her mother was the 911 operators, so these guys had tabs on anyone who called 911. When she came out, the town went through Three Chiefs of Police and STILL couldn’t find someone who hadn’t patronized her. Let’s use the right term – RAPED her. So while she’s being blocked from getting help, trying to protect her mother, and staying put so no one freaks out and harms her mother, who does she have to talk to for support?” I can’t say if that woman called us or not but don’t you think it’s a safe logical bet she would have?

When Nancy O’Malley held an event on juvenile sex trafficking, she asked Lois Lee to speak. Lois asked me to go and speak. I went to Nancy and offered to speak because I wanted to talk about the kids who are afraid to call the local trafficking authorities who were blocking women like her from getting help, to see what could be done about it. She then refused to return my calls, let alone let me talk about the issues? Why? Considering everything, probably to try and protect the county from the lawsuit Celeste filed. But again in the meantime, what about her?

I have all kinds of people contacting me of all ages telling me all kinds of stories. But we provide them with someone again who understand them and empathizes with them. None of which we can do if these same victims are concerned that their emails and calls are going to be turned over to the very people who are trafficking them. If law enforcement needs information from me as to a case they’re working on, that’s what warrants and subpoena’s are for.

But I doubt I’d get calls like I get if those who call me are scared about their confidentiality being violated. Let me give you an example in the Neal Falls case – I get a call from a woman who reports to me she knows the prostitute who shot Neal. Her phone number is showing up as being at Heather’s house where the incident took place. She told me she made the call from the house to show me she was telling the truth.

She told me to verify this so I’d take her seriously. Then she tells me that Neal Falls wasn’t a “john”. That he’d seen that “8 Minutes” show and like a lot of guys who saw it back then, they were trying to go out and “rescue damsels in distress”. Supposedly Neal called her up to try and talk her out of prostitution and offered to help her. That Heather murdered this guy. Not only then did Heather murder this guy, but supposedly when the FBI showed up, THEY decided to change the story and make Heather a “hero” like they did.

This person asked me if there was one shred of DNA evidence showing this guy was tied to any of those murders they laid on him. She also asked me what “prostitute” is immediately credited as a “hero” when the cops come out and find a dead man like was done here? What witnesses were they and why would she go running next door to call for help when she had a phone in the house she could have used. The news said he“had no money in his wallet” but how do we know it wasn’t because she stole that money?

 

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When I asked her why she was telling me this, she told me she was afraid for Heather’s life. Supposedly women from Relativity Media and SWOP had shown up with cash and drugs. Offered her $17,000 to sign a contract giving up the rights to her name and image, as well as an NDA. They had promised her a movie and book deal about the whole thing IF she agreed to lie and say she “murdered him in self defense”. Gave her drugs to keep her from talking to the press, and then checked her into treatment somewhere that no one was being told where she was. This woman expressed fear something had been doin

Now mind you, I have all of this on tape. I asked her why she was calling me. She tells me that Heather has“disappeared” and she’s worried she was murdered to keep her quiet about Neal Falls. Why would someone murder her? If you looked at the TV special put out by Relativity Media, they were laying a lot of murders onto Neal Falls without one shred of DNA evidence or an eye witness. Great way to wrap up a bunch of unsolvedcases about prostitutes in Las Vegas doesn’t it? I looked into her story and found out it was true. On top ofthis, when I tried to identify where “Heather” was, she was nowhere to be found. When I pushed harder, I started getting threats to “back off”. To make things more interesting, I contacted the Chicago police and the ones there and there’s no one drop of DNA evidence anywhere showing anything that ties Neal to any of the murders. Including no blood on any of the new tools in his car. Now let me ask you, what serial killer operates out of his car and takes in stray dogs? I’ve never heard of one that’s for sure. In fact, his personality doesn’t fit that of a prostitute killer at all.

Would this person call the National Trafficking Hotline at midnight to unload? I doubt it. But I now had a tape that could have been, in fact might be, important in a murder case, or even multiple cases. I don’t know, but I did what I’m supposed to do and I turned over the tapes of the calls to the authorities to investigate further, and told them if they had questions to please call me again. For all I know, the caller was under 18 years of age. I don’t know because I can’t tell an age over the phone. But what if this was a case involving a missing juvenile?

What if whoever got into my emails got information on where a juvenile is and that juvenile is murdered? It happens. Think it doesn’t – think again. For that matter, no one has seen “Heather” since that first rash of news reports.

Because what just went down against me was staged from the gate. In April, I get a call from a guy telling me he’s an alcoholic who wants help to get his buddy sober. Of course I’m going to try and help the guy. I literally spent a month trying to help him track down his “homeless buddy” who was in Colorado, and to get him into some kind help to get into treatment.

After I helped this guy get connected to another “old timer” in AA in that city, this guy continued to talk to me about his divorce. He was asking me to work on his divorce as a paralegal. I kept refusing. I told him he could afford an attorney and to go get one. When I refused to help him, he insisted on coming to Vegas to meet with me in person. Of course I didn’t meet with him, and that’s when he increased the ante. He starts talking about he can “help me build a business” and about how he can get me 100 clients a month, and yada yada yada – but he “needs to have a business meeting with me to go over the details”. I still refused.

Mind you, I know that these pimps will use ANY type of a ruse to get close to me in order to find out where their victims have run off to – so this guy was just making me suspicious. He could afford an attorney if he could fly to Vegas, so why was he chasing me? Then he offered to “open a real estate business” with me – but we “needed to meet”. That’s when I really smelled a rat and refused to meet with him. He kept insisting he “had to show me his divorce papers” and then I’d “know I needed to help him” because of what a “monster his ex-wife’s attorney was”. Fine I told him – drop off the papers at my box and I’ll look at them. But he wouldn’t because he kept insisting he “needed to hand them to me”. Now I really won’t meet this guy.

 

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HE STAYS OVER TWO MORE DAYS trying to convince me to meet him. I refuse. Politely, but I refused. Understand this, he left Las Vegas on July 10th finally. On July 12th , this bogus search warrant was issued against my personal email – not for “business emails” or “excluding personal emails”, but ALL emails. I’m not going to go into whose emails were in there, but know this – there were SWA members and reporters emails in that email during the dates my emails were seized by this DA in San Mateo County.

Here’s something else to consider – George Knapp had just uncovered that maybe Alisha Grundy had been forced to lie about Ray Sharpe by Chris Baughman. An FBI investigation is supposedly going on reviewing the case. I have Ray telling me she lied as well as Gena telling me she lied on the stand. I also have a hand-written letter supposedly from Alisha to the judge saying she lied. If she lied, it was because she was scared into it by Chris Baughman, a Metro cop, or the DA, who was his wife.

If this case is like the Celeste Guap case, how do we know if she wasn’t coerced or threatened into lying? She has a juvenile daughter and that’s a real easy way to threaten someone. When I had information on Jessie Foster’s murder and I was trying to get Terri Miller to take that information and look into it, and she refused, I went to the FBI. There an agent threatened me with a 5150 charge, and then taking my kid if I didn’t “drop it. I dropped it. So a kid is a real good way to threaten someone. Or a mother like my case. If Celeste hadn’t gone to the media, do you think we’d be talking about her story today?

But what if Alisha did lie? Is she going to be able to stay clean with a man in prison for life on her shoulders?She’s going to need someone safe she can talk to who understands what she did. A therapist? That’s not up to us to decide. It’s not up to the government to decide. It’s up to HER to decide if she needs to talk to someonelike us about what happened in order for her to heal and move on with her life. Maybe she needs to make an“amends” and come clean. I don’t know but we won’t know will we unless we can offer Alisha complete 100% confidentiality when she does come to talk to us about her situation, if that’s what she choose to do.

How can I encourage her to do that knowing that San Mateo County’s DA has now gotten into our emails illegally? I say “illegally” because I was never served with this lawsuit so a seizure warrant on my emails unedited like this should never had been signed by a judge. I say that because there was no complaint filed by a victim against me. Without a complaint, how do we know it’s even me and not some other Jody Williams? There was no police report. How does a seizure warrant get executed when there was no police report? How does it get sealed? How does a search warrant get executed and sealed on 7/12/18, when the bench warrant for my non-appearance wasn’t even executed until 8/8/18?

This whole case is a setup. While the “complaint” isn’t signed by anyone, and the witness is sealed, the signature matches the signature on the legal documents this guy from San Mateo County sent me about his divorce. So I know who signed this “complaint”. It was the attorney Barbara Kuehn. So an attorney who is involved in a divorce case, for which I’m not a party, went to the DA and got all this done and sealed and why? Because she thinks I was “practicing law without a license”? Okay, why not just do discovery for the guys’ emails instead? Simple. Cheap. Not invading my privacy or my other private emails. So why didn’t the DA do this?

Do you have any idea how many women leaving prostitution wind up divorcing not only their pimps, but their kids’ father? You mean all the pimps’ attorney needs to do is to go to the DA, and they can go yank my emails between me and his ex-wife and find out where she’s gone with the kids and there’s nothing I can do about it?

I don’t think so and all this does is keep me going back to the fact Greg Munks and Carlos Bolanos were never investigated nor exonerated about why they were there in that house that day. WHAT IF, and just hypothetically, WHAT IF those men WERE the “drop off team” sent there by the ring that Chris Butler was apart of?

 

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Now what if, those men, concerned that I might be talking to a witness against them, as well as Chris Baughman, worried I’m talking to Alisha Grundy – what if they wanted to get into my email to get at information on a victim who could testify against them? What if they wind up dead tomorrow? There’s a reason why things like getting emails out of my private account are done a certain way. I’m suing Google so how do I know that any emails they produce aren’t planted? If LAPD can plant drugs on me, so too can Google for that matter. On me, or on the victims who are emailing us back and forth.

In this case, I know this man was sent in as a plant. It’s clear they bought by me not knowing about the warrant, I’d be arrested, then plead guilty to get out of jail, and those sealed records would be then destroyed on a closed file. Only I thwarted their plans by finding out about the warrant in time to do something about the situation before they could do this. Another reason I know it was staged and planned is because on 8/11/18, two days after the warrant was issued, I got a call from a woman saying she was Alisha Grundy to try and lure me into a meeting. Again, that was to get ahold of me in the car and have me pulled over and arrested. If I had gone to the meeting, that’s probably what would have happened. That date, combined with the date of 7/12/18, being just two days after he went back to San Mateo County and he hadn’t met me in person where I could be probably served with that case, aren’t all of it either.

In August of 2017, I was also illegally arrested. The court told me if I plead guilty, I’d be released that day. If I plead innocent, I’d be held over three weeks. Needless to say, I pleaded guilty and got back to my disabled daughter’s care. Part of that plea bargain was I had to agree to pay $100 a month for six months. I paid that off in February. I have the receipts I paid it all off, and I recorded the call where the clerk told me I was “paid all up and off probation”.

Only on October 11, 2018, I got a call from the court advising me I was “in warrant” with them, and that I owed $300.00. If I had been driving while arrested, I sure wouldn’t have had proof on me that’s not true – which is how this started to begin with. Back in August, my papers to prove my innocent back then in California. It shows me the intent was to pull me over in Vegas, arrest me, than extradite me to San Mateo County – where frankly I’m not sure I would leave there alive. Again, if this was about admissible evidence, it wouldn’t have been handled this way. One year is a mistake, but Nevada has been coming up with phony warrants against me every year since 2009.

Enough is enough. That’s why I’ve filed one lawsuit already you can read at http://www.williamsvsusa.com because I’m having Google, Facebook, etc., try and stop our outreach. Now this? I’m preparing to file against the state of Nevada and San Mateo County for invasion of privacy and abuse of process. I’m hoping you’ll understand why I’m doing this and if not support us outright to protect the voices of survivors, then to understand what we’re trying to do here. Not everyone wants to be a Dr Ford. Sometimes I think even she doesn’t want to be Dr. Ford!

Thank you for listening. Sincerely,
Jody Williams

Cc: Megan at Polaris
Lois Lee at Children of the Night Covenant House
GEMS
President Trump

 

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SMC Domestic Violence Investigation Protocol. For Those Who Matter.

 

 

 

 

The County’s domestic violence investigation protocol was enacted for a purpose. First and foremost, for authorities to communicate / convey the seriousness and importance they, police, and prosecutors ostensibly regard the matter. Second, and perhaps most importantly, to ensure victim, witness and suspect statements are recorded, so when they go sideways, respectively, they can be impeached.

Typically, most prosecutions of domestic violence cases boil down to the victim’s statement coupled physical evidence -injuries. Frequently, because of the relationship which exists between the victim and suspect, the victim, over time, becomes uncooperative -given time to reflect on the event, its effect on the suspect, their (the couples’) relationship going forward, and the greater family unit. Hence the need, urgency, and importance to record party statements, contemporaneous to the assault.

When the victim does become uncooperative, his / her recorded statement is essential to the prosecution.  This is ostensibly why District Attorney Wagstaffe promotes the protocol, to be able to confront & impeach parties, when they become uncooperative, and ensure consistency & the integrity of the investigations.

However, when the suspect involved is a person who matters, one who is politically connected, it appears district attorney Steve Wagstaffe is only interested in directing and managing the result, one which benefits that individual versus the people. As district attorney, Mr. Wagstaffe has absolute discretion, in deciding whether or not to charge individuals with crimes, and is immune against civil suit, no matter what he decides.

There have been two recent examples of Steve’s handling of domestic violence investigations, in cases involving persons (suspects) who mattered. The first case was one in which a sheriff’s lieutenant, Lieutenant Kristina Bell, had ostensibly assaulted her spouse and seized her cell phone, so she could not summon help. The second case was one in which retired Redwood City Police Officer James McGee had ostensibly assaulted his girlfriend then refused to come out of his residence and speak with authorities, resulting in a seventeen hour plus standoff with police, evacuation of neighbors, and deployment of a S.W.A.T. Team.

In both instances, the involved police agency, the Redwood City Police Department, had dropped the ball –failing to arrest Bell and not following the County’s domestic violation protocol. This is particularly troubling, since Redwood City’s Police Chief, Dan Mulholland, is newly appointed and, since assuming the responsibilities of the position, shown deference to persons who matterfailing to treat ALL citizens equally.

Add to that, District Attorney Wagstaffe has been all to eager to accommodate Chief Mulholland -not pursuing charges against Bell, while reducing charges against McGee, from felony domestic violence to misdemeanor resisting, obstructing, & delaying arrest, using the excuse the victim had become uncooperative, a condition the County’s domestic violation protocol is supposed to address / prevent. Of course, district attorney Wagstaffe knows this, but, apparently, is counting on you, the public, not to know this.

What was the cost to Tax Payers for the 17.5 hour for the James McGee Standoff?

What is clearly becoming “the San Mateo County two-step”, a situation / phenomenon in which Chief Mulholland, District Attorney Wagstaffe and other county officials pursue their own personal / political interests, at the expense of others (the victims and public’s), does not bode well for public safety.

Chief Mulholland and District Attorney Wagstaffe have both let us down and violated our trust. We won’t forget! So much for taking domestic violence seriously.

In this next example Menlo Park Police Department did their job properly by arresting David Bohannon II twice, the second time for communicating with the victim. A 30 year old man named Matthew Graves is serving 4 years in Prison for making 1 phone call to his alleged victim, the exact same violation.

David Bohannon II arrested twice DV and R.O. violation.

SMCSO Lt. Kristina Bell DV article

By Michael G. Stogner

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San Mateo County District Attorney Chief Deputy Karen Guidotti is Retiring.

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Karen Guidotti

Karen Guidotti is retiring, her last day is November 2, 2018.

by Michael G. Stogner

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Why I started San Mateo County News

Why I started http://www.sanmateocountynews.com. To inform the residents of important stories that affect the average citizen who lives in the County. To eliminate Prosecutorial Misconduct, Law Enforcement Misconduct. I didn’t want to be in the News and Information business, or to get scoops on big stories. Here is an example I shared this information with all Medias covering SMC, with the hope that some of the reporters/editors would cover the James (Jim) McGee (a former Redwood City Police Officer and member of the SWAT TEAM himself) Domestic Violence Arrest after a 17 hour standoff with San Mateo County Sheriff Office Swat TEAM on August 9, 2018.

I live in Monterey County now, I attended the Court Sept. 27, 2018. None of the people below did. Welcome to San Mateo County.

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  • Karen Guidotti <kguidotti@smcgov.org>
    To:Michael Stogner
    Sep 24 at 3:57 PM

    No, there is a single charge of 148 PC.

    From: Michael Stogner [mailto:michaelgstogner@yahoo.com]
    Sent: Monday, September 24, 2018 3:57 PM
    To: Karen Guidotti <kguidotti@smcgov.org>
    Subject: Re: RE: RE: RE: Jim McGee case

    Is there a DV charge?

    On Monday, September 24, 2018, 2:18:00 PM PDT, Karen Guidotti <kguidotti@smcgov.org> wrote:

    Yes, our office has filed one count of 148(a)(1) PC.   I do not see a docket number in the court’s Odyssey system yet.

    Karen

    From: Michael Stogner [mailto:michaelgstogner@yahoo.com]

    Sent: Monday, September 24, 2018 2:00 PM
    To: Karen Guidotti <kguidotti@smcgov.org>
    Subject: Re: RE: RE: Jim McGee case

    Hello Karen.

    Just checking is there a case number yet? and have Any Charges been file as of today?

    Thank You

    Michael

    On Wednesday, September 12, 2018, 8:51:59 AM PDT, Karen Guidotti <kguidotti@smcgov.org> wrote:

    The next court date for McGee is in two weeks, not one.  It’s 9/27.

    From: Michael Stogner [mailto:michaelgstogner@yahoo.com]
    Sent: Wednesday, September 12, 2018 8:31 AM
    To: Karen Guidotti <kguidotti@smcgov.org>
    Subject: Re: RE: Jim McGee case

    Thank You

    On Wednesday, September 12, 2018, 8:23:47 AM PDT, Karen Guidotti <kguidotti@smcgov.org> wrote:

    Not yet.  The DDA was waiting for some information that she did not receive in time for today’s court date.  Apparently the DDA and defense attorney have agreed that they will postpone the McGee’s first appearance for one week.

    Karen

    From: Michael Stogner [mailto:michaelgstogner@yahoo.com]

    Sent: Wednesday, September 12, 2018 8:06 AM
    To: Karen Guidotti <kguidotti@smcgov.org>
    Subject: Jim McGee case

    Good morning Karen.

    Did your office file and charges against him?

    Thank You

    Michael G. Stogner

    San Mateo County News.com













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James “Jim” McGee Arrested for Domestic Violence, after a 17.5 hr. Swat Standoff.

The District Attorney’s Office and the Redwood City Police Department should be audited. To see if the San Mateo County Domestic Violence Protocol was followed.

Update: Sept 28, 2018 The District Attorney’s Office has not assigned a Prosecutor to this case yet.

Update: Sept 27, 2018 Defense Attorney Josh Bentley represented James McGee in court this morning and I am glad he did. I drove up from Monterey County to cover this important court case. I was prepared to sit for hours in that court until the M’s were called. It was not listed on the electronic monitor at all, not only was it not listed at the Courtroom on the 8th floor. It also was not listed with the Bailiff for the Court. So had Josh Bentley not showed up and asked Judge Finigan to handle this case where the defendant wasn’t there, and it wasn’t on his calendar when the District Attorney’s Office had 45 days to put it on the calendar, In other words jump to the front of the line and it was over in just minutes. I personally thank Josh Bentley for that benefit. That is getting things done even if the judge didn’t have a clue what the case was about and in all fairness how could he. A 17 hour standoff with the Swat Team, DV Violence Victim etc, turns into a simple resisting arrest.

Update: Sept.26, 2018 Case number 18-SM-011603-A. Sept. 27, 2018 8:30AM Court Date.

Update: Sept. 24, 2018 There is No Domestic Violence Charge and only one count of 148(a)(1) PC. There is still No Case number on the Court Calendar. The residents of San Mateo County should be demanding an Audit of the District Attorney’s Office and include the County Domestic Violence Protocol, was it followed, Who is responsible for enforcing it. What about the Victim?

Update: Todays 9/12/2018 Court date has been continued for 2 weeks. Next Court date or cording to the DA’s Office is 9/27/2018. Still NO charges filed by the District Attorney’s Office, not even the Domestic Violence charge he was arrested for.

August 9, 2018 at 2:00AM the Redwood City Police Department responded to a 911 call reporting Domestic Violence with injuries. When police arrived they found a woman in the front of the home located on Windsor Way. She was taken to the Hospital. The police, San Mateo County Sheriff’s Swat Team, a Helicopter and who knows how many first responders spent the next 17 plus hours communicating with one of their own to get him to comply with the orders to come outside. The entire neighborhood was effected by this military response to a former RWCPD Swat Team Officer refusing to comply with orders to come out. Some neighbors were forced to stay in place and some left their homes for safety.

If you think over 17 hours for one of their own seems like a long time you are correct, but that is nothing, San Mateo County District Attorney Steve Wagstaffe and Chief Deputy DA Karen Guidotti have refused to file any charges as of Sept 10, 2018. You talk about favorable treatment, think about having over 30 days to communicate with the victim to have her really think about her future and what’s best for her and the alleged abuser. Financial considerations of course. This is where the Fixer shines, behind the scenes he communicates the reality to the victim, she will never win in court in SMC. It won’t be the first time a victim has heard that statement before.

San Mateo County has a Domestic Violence Protocol it includes an Emergency Protective Order, a 30 day Court appearance to convert the EPO to a Restraining Order. I asked the DA’s Office the status of the EPO & RO here is the response.

Karen Guidotti <kguidotti@smcgov.org>
To:Michael Stogner
Sep 10 at 11:42 AM

Mr. Stogner:  No charges have been filed yet.  Yes, his court appearance is still set for the 12th.  I won’t be commenting on the facts of the case until a filing decision is made.  You may feel free to reach out to me daily to see if/when charges are filed.

Karen

From: Michael Stogner [mailto:michaelgstogner@yahoo.com]
Sent: Monday, September 10, 2018 11:31 AM
To: Karen Guidotti <kguidotti@smcgov.org>
Subject: RE: James A. McGee Charges Update

Hello Karen,

Is his court date still set for the 12th.

Was there an EPO issued? and was it converted to a R.O.?

What are the charges?

Thank You

Michael G. Stogner

San Mateo County News.com

Note: Sept. 12. 2018 I went to the court house James McGee’s name was not on the docket at all. Usually all parties come to court on the official court date and than continue. That is not what happened in this case.

Chief Deputy Karen Guidotti should explain to the residents of San Mateo County this statement. “Yes, his court appearance is still set for the 12th.”   

My reporting is facts based if anyone would like to comment please do.

By Michael G. Stogner

Here is the Palo Alto Daily Post Article, written 22 days after my article. What I was warning about the victim not being protected and communicated to looks like it has taken place. This is why the DA records a statement that night of the 911 call.

Ex-cop in 17½-hour standoff may get charged with a misdemeanor

September 23, 2018 2:09 pm

James McGee

BY EMILY MIBACH

Daily Post Staff Writer

A retired Redwood City police officer who was in a police standoff for 17½ hours could walk away with a single misdemeanor charge, much to the chagrin of San Mateo County District Attorney Steve Wagstaffe.

James McGee, 54, was arrested at his home on the 700 block of Windsor Way on Aug. 9 after a woman there called 911, reporting that she had been a victim of domestic violence.

While McGee was booked into jail on a charge of felony domestic violence, Wagstaffe said the alleged victim isn’t being completely cooperative with the prosecutor handling the case, making it difficult to have enough evidence to charge McGee.

If he isn’t charged with domestic violence, the only possible charge McGee would face is a misdemeanor for resisting arrest due to the 17½-hour standoff.

“He could walk out of this thing with a misdemeanor, and that strikes me as amazing,” Wagstaffe said.

Wagstaffe said the California District Attorneys Association has lobbied in the past to create a law that would classify long standoffs with police as felonies, but Legislators turned down the idea.

Standoffs can get expensive

“But you think of the hundreds of thousands of dollars going into overtime for standoffs like this, and it is surprising it’s not a (bigger) crime,” Wagstaffe said.

McGee is expected to make his first court appearance in about two weeks, depending on how long Wagstaffe’s investigation takes. He is out on $50,000 bail.

Calls to McGee’s lawyer, San Carlos attorney Josh Bentley, were not returned yesterday.

McGee was a Redwood City officer from 1985 to 2013. Last year, he received $126,369 from his pension, according to Transparent California, a website that lists pension data for retired public employees.

The standoff on Aug. 9 began at around 2 a.m. when the alleged victim called police.

The woman was outside of the home when police arrived, and McGee was inside, refusing to come out, according to police.

Neighbors were evacuated and police surrounded the home.

Authorities negotiated with McGee throughout the day, and he eventually communicated with them. He was arrested around 7:30 p.m.

McGee was booked into jail “without significant injuries to anyone.”

The woman was taken to a hospital with injuries, but was released after a short period of time.

 

 




 

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