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San Mateo County Snake Oil, Cures All That Ails You. Come Get Some!

 

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For over a year there was a pattern of police use of force deaths, in San Mateo County. This pattern culminated, in the October 3, 2018 Millbrae death of 36 year old pedestrian Chinedu Okobi.

Despite what would appear to any reasonably objective observer, an escalating body count, Mr Wagstaffe, as District Attorney, did nothing to address / curb the situation. And now, his administration is seemingly poised to render a decision blaming Okobi’s death, on something other than the unnecessary & excessive use of force by officers. This is a familiar pattern with DA Steve Wagstaffe, with his having blamed previous deaths on the decedents -their respective acts & medical conditions.

Most recently, he went on television saying he was not going to speculate on the Okobi case, that he had to get all the facts, before rendering a decision on the matter. Yet, instead of keeping his word, he went on camera and questioned the product liability aspect of Tasers, a device repeatedly used by officers, in their confrontation of Okobi .

Mr. Wagstaffe ignored a year long prologue of police use of force deaths, in his very jurisdiction. And then he told us he was not going to release videos, in his possession, ones which depict exactly what had happened, in the most recent death, that of Mr. Okobi.

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Chinedu Valentine Okobi

Just as his office had excluded two African American’s from serving on the jury in the Tracey Biletnikoff murder case, a matter in which he had been criticized by the appellate court. This was a Murder Conviction reversed because of Wagstaffe’s behavior. “During jury selection, the prosecutor, Stephen Wagstaffe, peremptorily struck the only two African-American members of the jury pool… We hold that a comparative juror analysis, in combination with other facts in the record, demonstrates that the prosecutor’s purported race-neutral reasons for striking at least one of the jurors were pretexts for racial discrimination.”

He now says he is not going to release the videos and audio recordings of Chinedu’s murder to the public, his employers, so that they can see them.

The People do not need an interpreter, to understand what they are seeing for themselves, Mr. Wagstaffe.

Okobi’s mother and sister were shown the videos and audio recordings, and here is what his sister, Ebele, said about them:

It’s readily apparent you are struggling to shoehorn your narrative of what occurred with the facts and, in so doing, you have passed the rubicon of truthfulness, leaving honesty & integrity behind, and entering a sea of deception -familiar territory for yourself, a directed or desired outcome.

The taint and stench you and your cadre have brought to the office of district attorney is palpable and, I submit, can not be removed, without your & their removal.

Felony fraud resulting in the diversion of over 2 million dollars of public monies being characterized by your office as sloppy accounting practices, at San Mateo County Transit, is but one / just one example of DA Wagstaffe’s aversion to the truth. False debits are not errors or sloppy accounting, Steve, they are intentional criminal acts.

Here is the letter from Albert Serrato falsely declaring that no crimes were committed in the SamTrans fraud brought by 3 whistleblowers, who were accountants and risked and lost their own jobs.

The bias you have demonstrated, when it comes to Sheriff Carlos Bolanos and former Sheriff Greg Munks, excusing their abhorrent behavior & giving them a pass, when they were detained by Las Vegas metropolitan police and the FBI, in a human trafficking investigation, one in which they had gone to a home being used as a whorehouse in a rundown residential neighborhood with Asian indentured sex-slaves, at least one of whom was a minor, and a cache (3,500 tablets) of illegal ecstasy drugs, is reprehensible and not in keeping with the public’s trust, Steve.

In that unguarded moment, in what you thought would be a confidential email to the duo, you expressed your support and consoled the two that the matter would soon pass and become yesterday’s news. This provides a rare glimpse into the flawed (real) character & thinking of who is District Attorney Steve Wagstaffe.

Here are those emails, #ThoseWhoMatter:

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The fact that Okobi’s killers are back at work, armed, with unfeathered contact with the public & custodies alike, is testament to the fact DA Wagstaffe has cleared them and communicated this information to Sheriff Bolanos. Yet he is still massaging his findings to the public, delaying what he has obviously determined -that the officers’ use of force resulting in Okobi’s death was justified (reasonable) and that he and his office are going to do nothing about it, giving them a pass.

You are a snake oil salesman, Steve, selling the public adultered versions of the truth and being a shill for morally corrupt county officials. Release the videos, so we can see just how much!

If you as the reader are asking, “How on Earth is Steve Wagstaffe still the District Attorney of San Mateo County.” You are on the right track. The short answer is that you are responsible for him being there. He can only be recalled or voted. He has full immunity for anything he does.

By Michael G. Stogner

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Regina Islas to SMC Supervisors, Chinedu Okobi R.I.P. & others killed by Police.

December 11, 2018 She also took the time out of her busy life to request the release of the videos and audio recordings of the Murder of Chinedu Oboki December 4, 2018. Why would Good Citizens have to ask Dave Pine, Warren Slocum, Don Horsley, Carole Groom and David Canepa to do their job. Why wouldn’t they have done this themselves as soon as they became aware of the murder of an unarmed man who had committed no crime by 5 Sheriff Deputies in the middle of the day in Millbrae, California.

The recordings will confirm the “CRUSH THE LIFE OUT OF HIM.”statement by Sgt David Weidner to his four deputies.

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SMCSO Sgt. David Weidner

You would think Sheriff Carlos G. Bolanos, D.A. Steve Wagstaffe, County Manager Mike Callagy, County Counsel John Beiers, the above Supervisors and every Elected Official in San Mateo County would want to know the truth about Chinedu Okobi being Murdered.

To this day I know of only one elected official who has bothered to ask, Do you think Chinedu Okobi was murdered?  That was Sabrina Brennan.

 

💔SMC MURDERING PEOPLE OF COLOR since 2000 partial list.
Kyle Hart, killed last night December 10, 2018 by RWC police.
Chinedu Valentine Okobi 10/3/2018
Ramsey Saad 8/13/2018
Warren Ragudo 1/16/2018
Marco Antonio Carlos 12/30/2017
Jerry Lee Matheny 11/11/2014
Yanira Serrano-Garcia 6/3/2014
Errol Chang 3/19/2014
Ryan Salonga 10/22/2013
Robert Caron 2/28/2011
Edgar Jonathan Aristondo 8/16/2010
Edward Allen Reyes 1/3/2008
Adam Nicholas Ramirez 7/20/2007
Maikeli Iongi 12/22/2006
Stanley Wong 9/4/2006
Julio Armando Ayala 4/3/2005
Fernando Cazares 3/15/2005
Kamal Lal 3/6/2005
Evaristo Barajas 1/2/2005
Gregory Saulsbury Jr. 1/2/2005
Ricardo “Ricky” Escobedo 11/17/2002
Frederick Moraga 11/3/2002
Wayne Christopher Sherlock 12/19/2000
Richard Jerome Spencer 11/23/2000
Russell Allen Selander 4/6/2000
Anthony Ramos 2/28/2000

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SMCSO Sergeant David Weidner – “Crush the life out of him.” Chinedu Okobi was Murdered.

 

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SMCSO Sgt. David Weidner

Kate Amoo-Gottfried’s comments to the SMC Board of Supervisors 12/11/2018:

Why are Supervisors Dave Pine, David Canepa, Don Horsley, Warren Slocum, & Carole Groom County Manager Mike Callagy, and County Counsel John Beiers protecting the 5 murderers.

To read the full statement of Chinedu’s sister, Ebele Okobi about the police video and audio of her brother’s murder, click the link below:

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San Mateo County Government E-mails should be preserved not deleted.

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Why would government want to delete, destroy e-mails? E-mails should be preserved permanently. They show the public the behind the scenes communications between elected officials who have taken an oath, and high ranking appointed officials who are supposed to represent the public’s best interest.

Below is just one example of 4 top SMC Officials communicating their support of Human Trafficked Sex Slaves being used for their personal pleasure, and their distain for the media. All 5 Supervisors shared the same idea.  These e-mails are 11 years old and still current when you add what is happening to Jody L. Williams today in SMC by Steve Wagstaffe.

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  • Please note that the policy states that email is only retained in default folders for 90 days.  All email located in default folders that is over 90 days old will be automatically deleted beginning February 1, 2019.  Email messages can be manually transferred to folders that you create with longer retention periods that you select.

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Jim Sutton Yes on Measure W attorney objects.

 

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Who hired Attorney Jim Sutton? He showed up at 40 Tower Road and objected to a minuscule amount of ballots being audited. He wanted it to be official and go on the record that he objected to this action.

“It’s shocking that they had 4 Supervisors and 12 employees working 8 or 9 hours working on this all because the losing side kind of brow beat them into doing so.”

“Under the law the only way that one side has the right to ask for documents to be re-reviewed is through a recount that they pay for.” That is true, That is where San Mateo County Sheriff Deputy Heinz Puschendorf comes into play. He as a citizen resident and voter in SMC is doing just that. A recount by hand of every single ballot for Measure W.

Heinz Puschendorf BOS meeting 12/4/2018

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Supervisor David Canepa, Please pretend you are interested. Chinedu Oboki was murdered there is nothing more important.

Yesterday I almost interrupted several speakers at the San Mateo County Board of Supervisors Meeting during the Public Comment period to wait until Supervisor Canepa was finished fidgeting and could look them in the eye. As it turned out he was unable to do that for the speakers talking about the Murder of Chinedu Oboki by 5 San Mateo County Sheriff Deputies. I knew what the speakers had sacrificed to get to this meeting to stand up in public and share their thoughts for 2 minutes. Some for the first time in their life, speaking to the elected leaders of their County, the Supervisors the name says it all.

I have spoken to the Board of Supervisors for 19 years as have many Good Concerned Citizens. I chose not to speak about the Murder of Chinedu Oboki by a gang of San Mateo County Sheriff Deputies because of David Canepas’ behavior and disrespect to all of the speakers yesterday. There were several important subjects the public talked about yesterday. Mr. Canapa was able to look like he was interested for the others the SMC Employees just trying to earn a decent wage, The recount of the $2.4B Measure W by Mr. Puschendorf.

I know it is not comfortable to talk about murder in public, the speakers did an excellent job, sharing their sadness, outrage, and their demands for the obvious the release of all videos and audio recording today. The reason is simple the Sheriff and the District Attorney of San Mateo County made statements about a man that SMC murdered to make it look like somehow he deserved to be killed. The recordings which belong to the Public would answer those important points. The public does not feel safe or trust the statements of Sheriff Carlos Bolanos, District Attorney Steve Wagstaffe, and Coroner Robert Foucrault.

Release the recordings today, to verify if the Sheriff and District Attorney lied to the public. The gang members should be on administrative leave and stay home until the investigation is complete. Sheriff Carlos Bolanos has them working instead and one was on duty at the entrance to the 400 County Center Building yesterday to be in plain site as the speakers entered and had their belongings checked through the security. Sheriff Bolanos knows Steve Wagstaffe and John Warren are going to clear his team.

I couldn’t help but think “These are my People” yesterday. I’m talking about all the Good and Concerned Citizens that showed up to speak or just hold signs. I am not talking about the 5 Supervisors, County Manager, County Counsel, Sheriff or District Attorney.

Yesterday was a warning to the County Leaders both elected and appointed aka “Those Who Matter” This is a Critical Issue, Do your Job, Supervise Release the Recordings Today.

President of Supervisors Dave Pine should have remained quiet when the speakers finished, instead he showed the public all they needed to know by explaining what Wagstaffe was doing more delays.

12/5/2018 SMDJ Misinformation Piece

By Michael G. Stogner

 

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Susan Bassi & Scott Largent critics of “Corruption” Period.

San Jose Mercury News Misleading readers. They omitted Corrupt & Broken.

What can you expect from an advertising business that betrayed Investigative Journalist Gary Webb.

First sentence: Court critic Susan Bassi should read Corrupt Court Critic Susan Bassi.

Title changes words court critic to judicial critic and replaces broken with injured finger. Again omitting the word Corrupt before either Court or Judicial.

Scott Largent, another critic of the local justice system. Should read Corrupt Justice System.

Story all by itself the San Jose Mercury News not interested in. Santa Clara County Sheriff Deputy David Gomez and two other deputies, Jack Solorio and Michael Jacobs, also searched her phone without a warrant. 

That is a Felony.

Lawsuit says Santa Clara County deputy injured judicial critic’s finger in courthouse clash

Susan Bassi claims the County of Santa Clara violated her civil rights when a sheriff’s deputy injured her hand in a confrontation last November, after she refused to stop videotaping inside a county courthouse.

Exterior of the newest Superior Court building constructed in Santa Clara County, the Family Justice Center Court House in San Jose, Calif., on Thursday, September 1, 2016. (Josie Lepe/Bay Area News Group) (Josie Lepe/Bay Area News Group)
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Court critic Susan Bassi has filed a federal civil rights lawsuit against Santa Clara County in response to a November 2017 incident in which she claims a sheriff’s deputy broke her finger and injured her hand for refusing to stop videotaping inside a county courthouse.

The Nov. 14 confrontation was sparked when sheriff’s deputies saw Scott Largent, through a video surveillance camera, snap a photo of a computer screen at the courthouse’s public records office. The office prohibits using smartphones to copy records.

Largent, another critic of the local justice system, stopped taking photos and erased the images at the deputies’ request.

Bassi said she heard Largent yelling and claiming the officers were touching him, so she began recording the incident on her cell phone, according to the complaint.

Deputy David Gomez told Bassi repeatedly to “stop recording” and when she refused he used physical force, breaking her finger and injuring her hand, the lawsuit claims.

Gomez and two other deputies, Jack Solorio and Michael Jacobs, also searched her phone without a warrant after the incident while she received medical attention, according to the complaint.

Bassi, who previously filed a separate excessive force complaint against the Sheriff’s Office, says the county violated her First Amendment rights of freedom of speech and freedom of the press. The lawsuit also says the phone search and use of force violated Bassi’s Fourth Amendment rights to be free from unreasonable searches and seizure of her person and property.

In addition, the lawsuit contends the county has repeatedly harassed Bassi and Largent, two vocal, longtime courthouse critics.

Both the county and Sheriff’s Office declined to comment, citing pending litigation.

Her lawyer is San Jose criminal defense attorney Dmitry Stadlin.

Bassi is also a freelance journalist who contributes to a website called Ex Parte Mediathat exposes issues in California courts, according to her Linkedin profile.

Seven California counties, including Santa Clara, prohibit the use of smartphones to take pictures of otherwise public court records, while seven other counties allow smartphone use.

Contact Thy Vo at 408-200-1055 or at tvo@bayareanewsgroup.com.

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