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Greg Conlon to Supervisors, Fund the recount of Measure W.

December 11, 2018 San Mateo County Board of Supervisor Meeting, Public comment.

 

December 4, 2018 Supervisor Meeting, Heinz Puschendorf, Fund the recount.

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Sheriff Carlos G. Bolanos’s Leadership Release the Videos Now.

San Mateo County Resident’s and all elected leaders have been warned since April 21, 2007 about Carlos G. Bolanos’s corrupt morals. Of course Chinedu Okobi was murdered in broad daylight, notice the outrage of the residents of San Mateo County. The false PR statements to the Advertising Businesses aka Newspapers.

San Mateo County Sheriff’s Office is not investigating this “In Custody Death.” What a surprise, This should be investigated by the Attorney General’s Office. Carlos G. Bolanos is counting on his best friend and supporter Steve Wagstaffe to find no criminal act by the SMC Sheriff Deputies who were back to work in no time simply transferred to Transportation duties.

Yanira Serrano Garcia was shot and killed within 20 seconds of a SMC Sheriff Deputy getting out of his patrol car. Steve Wagstaffe and John Warren cleared him of any criminal actions. That was a mental heath no emergency 911 call. Again SMC residents are fine with that.

** Here’s how you can help: Call DA Wagstaffe to demand justice for Chinedu Okobi: (650) 363-4636. Office hours are M-F 8:00 a.m. to 6:00 pm PT**

Two days ago, I watched the police videos of my brother’s October 3 murder. They were shocking, not just because I sat next to my mother as we watched my little brother getting tortured to death in broad daylight while he begged “Someone, please help me!” and cried out “What did I do?”. They were shocking because they contradicted, in every single particular, the statement that the San Mateo County Sheriff’s Officereleased and to which San Mateo District Attorney Steve Wagstaffe referred in multiple news outlets after my brother’s murder. They were shocking because the District Attorney, his investigators and the San Mateo Sheriff’s Office have had access to these videos for weeks and have done nothing whatsoever to hold Sergeant David Weidner and Deputies John DeMartini, Alyssa Lorenzatti, Joshua Wang and Bryan Watt accountable. They were shocking because District Attorney Wagstaffe has allowed statements that he knows to be false to remain in the public record. They were shocking because my brother’s mental illness had absolutely nothing whatsoever to do with his killing.

The video of my brother’s murder starts out with a dash cam view of my brother, walking calmly down the sidewalk, carrying bags. It’s notable, because the view shows other people walking-it’s broad daylight, so there is nothing particularly interesting or sinister about a man walking down the street, holding bags, heading somewhere. He is dressed normally, and doesn’t look disheveled or as if he’s in crisis.

The deputy driving the car says something like who is this guy, and then speeds up to get alongside my brother.

Lie #1: According to the San Mateo County Sheriff’s office and District Attorney Wagstaffe’s statements, my brother was “running in and out of traffic”. My brother was not walking in and out of traffic when the deputy noticed him. He was walking on the sidewalk, as people do.

Based upon the audio of the first deputy who made contact with my brother, that deputy was also not responding to any calls about anyone “running in and out of traffic”, so there was no basis to stop my brother other than what that deputy saw. The video shows the deputy was driving down the street, noticed my brother walking down the sidewalk from about a block away, and decided to stop him.

When the deputy pulls up alongside my brother, he shouts at him and asks him what he’s doing, tells him he needs to question him. My brother quietly answers (it’s inaudible), and then walks to the intersection, looks out for traffic, and crosses the street.

At that point, the deputy calls in a Code 3. A Code 3 means “Emergency, send back-up.”.

Lie #2: At no point was the deputy in danger, there was nothing about a man crossing the street at an intersection that was an emergency. He was in a car, and my brother had crossed the street away from him. The deputy, within 2 minutes of having seen my brother, has dramatically escalated a situation that didn’t need to even be a situation and has then lied about being in danger and there being an emergency, which he knows will result in other deputies coming in hot.

The next cut of the video shows my brother, as he has crossed to the other side of the street. The first deputy speeds across the street to cut him off, another police car speeds up in front of my brother. Deputy Alyssa Lorenzatti charges out of the car. At this point, my brother drops his bags and puts his arms up in the air. Deputy Lorenzatti rushes into him, he twists to the side and moves his hand up to avoid being hit or to avoid inadvertently hitting her.

They grab him, rip off his jacket. He tries to run, asking, “What’s wrong? What did I do?” That’s when Deputy Joshua Wang tased him. My brother falls in the street, on his back, crying. He has the presence of mind to keep his hands in the air, even as Deputy Wang holds the taser and continuously sends volts of electricity through his prone body. He is not fighting, just crying in pain. I will never forget the visual of his hands, waving above his head, open, begging. He begs them to take the taser prongs off of him. He tries to pull them off himself.

Lie #3: My brother never attacked any of the deputies. He did not assault anyone. My baby brother, as big as he was, didn’t even defend himself.

The deputies keep shouting at him to turn over on his stomach. They electrocute him again. He screams. At no point does anyone tell him why he was stopped, what they think he has done, whether or not he is under arrest. When there is a break in the torture, my brother staggers to his knees, tries to run away. A deputy pulls out his baton, strikes, they tase him again. My brother goes down. At some point, my brother tries to run across the street, they chase him, they tase him, they pepper spray him, they jump on top of him while he is prone. There is audio of Sergeant Weidner saying “Stay on top of him, stay on top of him, stay on top of him.” Someone asks if my brother is still breathing. Sergeant Weidner keeps cheering them on, telling them to stay on him until they have crushed the life out of him. Someone shouts “I see blood!” Then it’s over.

My brother has clearly died, right there on the sidewalk, in broad daylight. One of the deputies immediately declares it a crime scene. A deputy asks another, solicitously, if he wants water. Killing my brother is thirsty work, apparently. What not a single one of those deputies does is give my brother CPR. None of them tries to help him. They express no shock or remorse at the fact of his death. It’s all very casual. They prop his body upright, like an over-full trash bag. His head hangs forward, airways occluded. No one follows even the most basic life-saving procedures. There is no mercy or compassion for my little brother. If they had killed a dog the way they killed my brother, there would be outrage.

Lie #4: My brother died on the scene, not on the way to the hospital, not at the hospital. They didn’t even pretend to try to revive him.

The dash cam audio captures the ham-handed development of their narrative. If it were a movie with a happy ending, it would be funny, it’s so hapless. Someone says something about my brother having a lot of drugs in him. Someone adds that all of the drugs are why my brother fought them so hard. Meanwhile, the only thing my brother was fighting was death. And those deputies made sure that he lost.

Now that I have seen the video, I am so angry. It was always wrong, it was always a tragedy, but now, knowing that there wasn’t even the pretense of police stopping him “for his own safety”, seeing the way they tortured him to death for simply walking down the sidewalk-this is a crime.

These deputies have been trained in the use of tasers (and if they have not, then it is criminally negligent that they were allowed to use lethal weapons without training) and they used them repeatedly on my brother, then held him down until he died, then failed to offer any medical assistance. They knew that their actions were likely to result in my brother’s death. And they did it anyway.

I am angry at myself for believing any of the lie put out by the San Mateo County Sheriff’s Office. I knew that my brother didn’t “attack” or “assault” deputies, but because of his mental illness, I believed it was possible that he might have been in crisis and acting erratically. None of that would have justified him being killed, but there isn’t even a reason, at all, that my brother was stopped. My brother’s medical history has nothing at all to do with why he was stopped and killed.

I am angry at myself for believing that District Attorney Wagstaffe was acting as an impartial defender of the public. He had access to this evidence, yet he released a statement that he knew or should have known to be false. If he had not seen any video, he knew it existed, and he should have seen it before releasing a statement that he claimed was factual. If he made the statement in error, it is an egregious, unconscionable error with material impact on due process, and one that an elected servant of the people with his 40+ years of experience in office should not ever make.

My brother deserves the same consideration and commitment to justice from District Attorney Wagstaffe that any homicide victim would receive. The fact that the perpetrators were sworn to protect and serve means that they should be held to an even higher standard, that they have violated the public trust. District Attorney Wagstaffe and the San Mateo County Sheriff’s Department should be eager to demonstrate that the actions of Sergeant David Weidner and Deputies John DeMartini, Alyssa Lorenzatti, Joshua Wang and Bryan Watt do not reflect the standards of San Mateo County or of the San Mateo County Sheriff’s force, by disavowing them unequivocally.

Our family and our community demand justice. Citizens, especially those who are unarmed and who have committed no crime, should not be tortured to death with impunity by those sworn to protect and serve.

–We call on District Attorney Wagstaffe to release the videos that we were shown to my family to the public, exactly as they were shown to us-it has been 45 days since my brother was killed, and Assembly Bill 748 requires that they be released to the public within 45 days.

–We call on District Attorney Wagstaffe to release recordings of any calls made to 911 prior to any deputy contact with my brother, per earlier statements that the sheriffs were responding to him walking in and out of traffic. If they do not exist, we call on the San Mateo County Sheriff’s Office and District Attorney Wagstaffe to inform the public and to retract the earlier false statements.

–We call on District Attorney Wagstaffe to update the public on the status of the investigation, and justify the wait for a charging decision.

–We call on District Attorney Wagstaffe and the San Mateo County Sheriff’s Office to remove the appearance of collusion and retract the false statement that was made on October 3, claiming that my brother “immediately assaulted” the deputy, as it has been shown to be false by the police’s own evidence.

–We call on District Attorney Wagstaffe to investigate the deputies’ previous records-of the five deputies, four were transfers to San Mateo County, and the other has not been on the force up to a year. Transfers are correlated with a higher percentage of police misconduct.

–We call on District Attorney Wagstaffe to inform the public of any police misconduct records for any of the five deputies, per Senate Bill 1421. The public deserves to know whether Sergeant David Weidner or Deputies John DeMartini, Alyssa Lorenzatti, Joshua Wang or Bryan Watt had any previous incidents that precipitated their transfers, and which should have been taken into consideration before they were given free reign to kill citizens in San Mateo County.

–We call on the San Mateo County Sheriff’s Department to inform the public about taser use policies. San Mateo County Sheriff’s taser policies state:
1. Tasers are not to be used if/when officers also utilize restraint techniques that will impair respiration.
2. Tasers are not to be used on a fleeing subject, when there are no factors justifying deployment other than the subject is fleeing
3. Tasers may be used to “overcome active resistance from dangerous, violent, or potentially violent subjects who are lawfully arrested or subject to lawful arrest, or who demonstrate intent to cause immediate harm to individuals other than themselves.”

The video demonstrates a violation of every single one of these policies.

–We call for the immediate sanction of Sergeant David Weidner and Deputies John DeMartini, Alyssa Lorenzatti, Joshua Wang and Bryan Watt to demonstrate that San Mateo County will not tolerate the misuse of tasers by law enforcement. This is the third such death in San Mateo County in only ten months, and District Attorney Wagstaffe cannot continue to give law enforcement a license to kill unarmed citizens.

–We call for the immediate release of the taser records, which will allow us to know how many times my brother was electrocuted, by whom, and for how long.

–We call on San Mateo County to issue an immediate moratorium on the use of tasers, given that my brother was the third unarmed person in 10 months that law enforcement has electrocuted to death in San Mateo County.

–We call on the San Mateo County Board of Supervisors to refuse to approve any budget requests for the purchase of tasers until it conducts a public/expert review process, beginning in December of this year on the impact of tasers, and institutes an independent review body to determine whether tasers should be carried by law enforcement in San Mateo County at all.

–We call for the creation of a permanent independent police review body, as there are in San Francisco and San Jose counties, to investigate officer-involved killings and use of force. Independence builds trust that the process is fair and unbiased, a trust that this investigation has stolen from my family.

No mother should ever have to watch her child get tortured to death, and especially not by people whose duty is to protect and serve. And no District Attorney, elected by the people to uphold the law and seek justice on behalf of the people, should sanction the extra-judicial torture and killing of unarmed citizens who have committed no crime.

 

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San Mateo Daily Journal Jon Mays refuses to produce “Later Reports Indicated” he declared in Bolanos Endorsement.

By Michael G. Stogner & Sarah Navratil

Approximately 11 years ago, then undersheriff Carlos Bolanos was detained as part of an FBI investigation into a prostitution ring in Clark County, Nevada. Also detained was then sheriff Greg Munks. Although an initial news report located Bolanos in the brothel with Munks, later reports indicated he was outside the entire time.

Munks maintained that he made a mistake and that he thought it was a legitimate business that provided massage and apologized publicly for his lack of judgment. Bolanos said he was never inside the building.

 

Every description of the location reveals a horrid situation. It was clearly a brothel, in decrepit condition, and had prostitutes there from other countries. An FBI report on the investigation provided to the Daily Journal reveals there was likely a juvenile involved.

 Clearly, there was a significant lapse of judgment in both Bolanos and Munks being at the location, with Munks inside during the raid. This was a big mistake.

Munks is not running for election. Bolanos is. Anyone who believes that the decision to be at the location, albeit outside, is reason enough to not vote for Bolanos is justified. If anyone chooses not to believe Bolanos, they too are justified.

Bolanos said he was never inside the building. We believe him. We also believe there was a lapse of judgment in agreeing to go with Munks to that location. However, voters face a choice in this election as to who they want to run the Sheriff’s Office and we must weigh all the facts and qualifications to determine our recommendation as to who would do that most effectively.

Running against Bolanos is Mark Melville, a deputy within the San Mateo County Sheriff’s Office who has had a long, varied and itinerant career in both law enforcement and city management. He has been city manager of two tiny Central Valley cities — Gustine and Livingston, the latter of which has a current population of 13,000. While Melville has strong positions on what is wrong with the Sheriff’s Office — too much overtime, poor morale — he has very few solid suggestions aside from a full review of every division and to redefine the training and hiring process. While both can yield some positive results, it does not seem to be enough of a solid plan. Melville said he decided to run because he felt voters deserved a choice, and that is to be commended. He also has the requisite experience on paper, but has not managed an organization even close to the size of the Sheriff’s Office. Bolanos currently oversees 800 employees and a $250 million budget — the approximate equivalent of a 100,000 population city.

Bolanos has also proved to be adept at contending with the budget, though the office is currently contending with an understaffing issue similar to many other organizations in this high-cost area. Bolanos is currently mandating one weekly shift of overtime per worker deputy, which is not a long-term solution but reasonable in the short term, while also keeping under budget. This is a skill learned over time managing a large organization both in the Sheriff’s Office as appointed sheriff and undersheriff and as Redwood City police chief before that.

Bolanos has also emphasized the need for crisis intervention training for patrol, rebuilt the firing range at no cost to the county, and expanded the Sheriff’s Activities League. SAL has proven to be effective in not only keeping youth out of trouble after school but also establishing a connection between them and the deputies serving the communities. It has been particularly effective in the North Fair Oaks community, known for its working class Latino families.

Bolanos has also been a strong advocate for maintaining strong ties to the Latino community in light of concern about the current presidential administration’s policy shift when it comes to immigration and California’s Senate Bill 54. Not only has the Sheriff’s Office provided bridge outreach for immigrants to services but Bolanos has spent countless hours since the 2016 presidential election ameliorating concerns about the office’s policy on how it contends with U.S. Immigration and Customs Enforcement requests. Bolanos said he maintains the policy that the Sheriff’s Office will not hold inmates after release for ICE agents and actually supported SB 54 as modifications were made in the legislation’s later stages to define the violent and dangerous felonies that would call for ICE contact. Bolanos also uses public safety as a guiding principal and believes the more comfort the populace feels in reporting crimes, the better the overall community is in being safe.

While an organization such as the Sheriff’s Office can always use improvement, we do not believe it would benefit from Melville taking the reins. We do think Melville has brought up some interesting points and Bolanos would benefit from heeding them as he begins his first official term.

And while the incident in Nevada will forever be a mark against the office, Bolanos has proven to be a serious, stable and effective manager when it comes to its primary mission — ensuring the safety of the community. Of the two candidates running, he deserves your vote.

This is my second request of Mr. Mays.
Michael Stogner <michaelgstogner@yahoo.com>
To:Jon Mays
Apr 23 at 4:21 PM
Hello Jon,
Can you please produce the “later reports indicated he was outside the entire time.” that your paper used to promote this story.
 
I can tell you I have assisted more than 10 civilians over the last 11 years on this topic and your endorsement was the first any of us have heard that description. I’m aware that Don Horsley recently made a similar statement to a political person. I told him/her it was completely false. I’m waiting to see what your source is.
 
Thank You
 
Michael
This was my first e-mail to Mr. Mays
Michael Stogner <michaelgstogner@yahoo.com>
To:Jon Mays
Apr 16 at 8:32 AM
Hello Jon,
In your Endorsement of Carlos Bolanos you state “Although an initial news report located Bolanos in the brothel with Munks, later reports indicated he was outside the entire time.” Could you pease identify these reports by date and author. To my knowledge LVMPD Spokesperson Bill Cassell and Lt. Karen Hughes have never changed their statements placing Bolanos inside.
Thank You
Michael
I am not the only person asking the San Mateo Daily Journal to show the 83,500 daily readers their source for this declaration “later reports indicated he was outside the entire time.”
San Mateo County’s Good and Concerned Citizen Mark De Paula has also made 2 requests.
Fw: 2nd request
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  • On Friday, April 20, 2018 10:21 PM, mark de paula <msrz@sbcglobal.net> wrote:
    Hello Jon,
    Thanks for removing the block to the SMDJ.
    I am still waiting for you to please furnish me with:
    What new later reports do you have that states Carlos G. Bolanos was outside the brothel the entire time on April 21, 2007,a.k.a. -OPERATION DOLLHOUSE.
    Can you please e-mail them  to me.
    Sincerely,
    Mark DePaula
    On Wednesday, April 18, 2018 5:09 PM, mark de paula <msrz@sbcglobal.net> wrote:
    Hello Jon,
    I am being blocked from making posts on the SMDJ, can you correct this?
    What new later reports do you have that states Carlos G. Bolanos was outside the brothel the entire time on April 21, 2007,a.k.a. -OPERATION DOLLHOUSE.
    Can you please e-mail them  to me.
    Sincerely,
    Mark DePaula
    In the News and Information Business mistakes are made and a public correction is made. It’s one thing to get something wrong, It’s another to promote a lie.
    Is the San Mateo Daily Journal being a good neighbor, a good citizen?
    Please join us in encouraging Jon Mays to identify and produce the “later reports indicated he was outside the entire time.”
    This is not about prostitution, its Human Trafficked Sex Slaves including Children, Carlos Bolanos was detained as a Customer. It’s that simple.
    Terri Miller Quote. The 15 year old trafficked minor was “terrified.”

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San Mateo Daily Journal Misleads their 83,450 readers. It’s that simple

By Michael G. Stogner & Sarah Navratil

This is the main reason it is so expensive to campaign in County Wide Elections. Advertising Businesses that look like Newspapers are allowed to be distributed to the unsuspecting residents. The County Supervisors and all Elected Officials are responsible for allowing this misinformation to be provided to the public. There should be Fact Checking for Honesty, and if the business does not meet a certain standard they should not be allowed to be distributed.

“It is the mission of the Daily Journal to be the most accurate, fair and relevant local news source for those who live, work and play on the mid-Peninsula”

Thank you for your interest in the Daily Journal, the only locally-owned daily newspaper on the San Francisco Peninsula.

We reach a large, affluent, and mobile audience throughout San Mateo and northern Santa Clara Counties, an audience that lives here, works here and shops here.

We are the Peninsula’s leading local news­paper and the Peninsula’s local news leader. In fact, the Daily Journal has been called “the de facto newspaper of record for San Mateo County.”

Could your business use 83,450 new leads in one day from one of the most affluent areas of the nation? That’s what we do at the Daily Journal, we connect advertisers to our readers; it’s that simple.

Our large and loyal audience will see your presence in the Daily Journal, and you will achieve a return on your investment. However, more than that, you will also be seen as supporting a community institution, a locally owned newspaper that does good and helps make the Peninsula a better place.

When you become a Daily Journal ad­vertiser, your company will play an im­portant role in our community cycle, and that kind of goodwill is priceless for any business or organization.

We welcome you to join the many oth­er businesses that use the Daily Journal in our multiple channels — print, web, event marketing and more — to fulfill

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Editorial April 13, 2018 Bolanos for Sheriff

Approximately 11 years ago, then undersheriff Carlos Bolanos was detained as part of an FBI investigation into a prostitution ring in Clark County, Nevada. Also detained was then sheriff Greg Munks. Although an initial news report located Bolanos in the brothel with Munks, later reports indicated he was outside the entire time.

In this first paragraph there is no mention of Human Trafficked Sex Slaves including Children at the single family residence located at 3474 Eldon St, Las Vegas, Nevada.

No mention of the 3,500 Ecstasy tabs and about $25,000 cash that was seized at the illegal brothel.

They leave out the fact that it was a 2 year multi jurisdictional Sting called Operation Dollhouse in Las Vegas, FBI, Las Vegas Metro Police, Las Vegas Sheriff Office, IRS Criminal Investigation Division, and ICE.

An initial news report, That is not even remotely close to the truth. The very first reports and there were several from 2 Las Vegas Metro Police Officers who were working that night. LVMPD Spokesperson Bill Cassell and Lt. Karen Hughes of Vice both separately placed Bolanos inside the residence. They have never changed their statement. The SMDJ specifically Jon Mays has refused to identify his later reports indicated declaration. “outside the entire time.”

Munks maintained that he made a mistake and that he thought it was a legitimate business that provided massage and apologized publicly for his lack of judgment. Bolanos said he was never inside the building.

Every description of the location reveals a horrid situation. It was clearly a brothel, in decrepit condition, and had prostitutes there from other countries. An FBI report on the investigation provided to the Daily Journal reveals there was likely a juvenile involved.

Clearly, there was a significant lapse of judgment in both Bolanos and Munks being at the location, with Munks inside during the raid. This was a big mistake.

Munks is not running for election. Bolanos is. Anyone who believes that the decision to be at the location, albeit outside, is reason enough to not vote for Bolanos is justified. If anyone chooses not to believe Bolanos, they too are justified.

Bolanos said he was never inside the building. We believe him. We also believe there was a lapse of judgment in agreeing to go with Munks to that location. However, voters face a choice in this election as to who they want to run the Sheriff’s Office and we must weigh all the facts and qualifications to determine our recommendation as to who would do that most effectively.

Running against Bolanos is Mark Melville, a deputy within the San Mateo County Sheriff’s Office who has had a long, varied and itinerant career in both law enforcement and city management. He has been city manager of two tiny Central Valley cities — Gustine and Livingston, the latter of which has a current population of 13,000. While Melville has strong positions on what is wrong with the Sheriff’s Office — too much overtime, poor morale — he has very few solid suggestions aside from a full review of every division and to redefine the training and hiring process. While both can yield some positive results, it does not seem to be enough of a solid plan. Melville said he decided to run because he felt voters deserved a choice, and that is to be commended. He also has the requisite experience on paper, but has not managed an organization even close to the size of the Sheriff’s Office. Bolanos currently oversees 800 employees and a $250 million budget — the approximate equivalent of a 100,000 population city.

Bolanos has also proved to be adept at contending with the budget, though the office is currently contending with an understaffing issue similar to many other organizations in this high-cost area. Bolanos is currently mandating one weekly shift of overtime per worker deputy, which is not a long-term solution but reasonable in the short term, while also keeping under budget. This is a skill learned over time managing a large organization both in the Sheriff’s Office as appointed sheriff and undersheriff and as Redwood City police chief before that.

 Bolanos has also emphasized the need for crisis intervention training for patrol, rebuilt the firing range at no cost to the county, and expanded the Sheriff’s Activities League. SAL has proven to be effective in not only keeping youth out of trouble after school but also establishing a connection between them and the deputies serving the communities. It has been particularly effective in the North Fair Oaks community, known for its working class Latino families.

Bolanos has also been a strong advocate for maintaining strong ties to the Latino community in light of concern about the current presidential administration’s policy shift when it comes to immigration and California’s Senate Bill 54. Not only has the Sheriff’s Office provided bridge outreach for immigrants to services but Bolanos has spent countless hours since the 2016 presidential election ameliorating concerns about the office’s policy on how it contends with U.S. Immigration and Customs Enforcement requests. Bolanos said he maintains the policy that the Sheriff’s Office will not hold inmates after release for ICE agents and actually supported SB 54 as modifications were made in the legislation’s later stages to define the violent and dangerous felonies that would call for ICE contact. Bolanos also uses public safety as a guiding principal and believes the more comfort the populace feels in reporting crimes, the better the overall community is in being safe.

While an organization such as the Sheriff’s Office can always use improvement, we do not believe it would benefit from Melville taking the reins. We do think Melville has brought up some interesting points and Bolanos would benefit from heeding them as he begins his first official term.

And while the incident in Nevada will forever be a mark against the office, Bolanos has proven to be a serious, stable and effective manager when it comes to its primary mission — ensuring the safety of the community. Of the two candidates running, he deserves your vote.

We are not sure that having the Gang Task Force led by a Dishonest Sgt. ensures the safety of anyone.

December 15, 2015 Board of Supervisor meeting Michael Stogner a private victim’s advocate informs Supervisors in public about a dishonest San Mateo County Sheriff Office employee Sgt. Jason Peardon, Carlos Bolanos knew he was dishonest. This man produced a fraudulent I.A. Investigation against former Sheriff Deputy Juan P. Lopez 5:18 mark of the video. 

April 21, 2007 Operation Dollhouse Carlos Bolanos caught and detained as a customer of Human Trafficked Sex Slaves including a child.

The 15 year old trafficked minor was “Terrified” Terri Miller.

Sabrina Brennan
Sabrina Brennan

View this Channel 5 news segment from 2007, which shows the trafficked girls and women found at the brothel where Carlos Bolanos and Greg Munks were found: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=_FloTPLO7kY&t=2s

For more info contact Terri Miller, head of SESAME, which educates the public on sexual assault of children, who was at the jail when the trafficked girls were brought in from the brothel where Carlos Bolanos and Greg Munks were found. The 15 year old trafficked minor was “terrified.”

Terri Miller’s contact information: https://www.sesamenet.org/terri-miller

 

 

 

 

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San Carlos Councilman Ron Collins response to Mark De Paula’s request to watch a 3 minute video.

By Michael G. Stogner & Sarah Navratil

Update May 22, 2018 The Union listened to Mark De Paula’s 3 minute presentation.

SEIU Local 521 Endorsements

Good and Concerned Citizen Mark De Paula has invested his own Money and Time over the years to get to the truth about what really happened at 3474 Eldon Street Las Vegas, Nevada on April 21, 2007 9:30 PM. He personally flew to and spent 3 days in Las Vegas meeting with FBI and Las Vegas Metro Police.

I don’t how much time or money Ron Collins spent to get to the truth over the 11 years.

I do know that his response is pretty bizarre to a simple request to view a short video.

This is a good insight for San Carlos Voters/Residents when you take the time to go to a City Council Meeting to make your contribution, public comment to make your City better and this is the type of human being who is listening.

Dear Mr. De Paula,
I will not be withdrawing my endorsement for Sheriff Bolanos.  Really, 11 years ago?  And you connecting him with sex trafficking of minors?  Are you saying he’s a child sex trafficker? That’s an  irresponsible accusation, and diminishes you.  At what point do you get beyond these kinds of incidents?  Clearly 11 years is not enough for you.  Shall it be 15, 20, or never?  Get over it, and please do not email me again, or ever talk to me should you get elected to the San Mateo City Council.
Ron Collins
Ron Collins
San Carlos City Council
650.802.4161
City fo Good Living
Note to Ron Collins, Mark De Paula is not running for City of San Mateo Council. Mark DePaula simply asked you to please withdraw your endorsement of Carlos Bolanos if you did endorse him and please watch a 3 minute video. Why are you so Hostile about this topic?
Update: Mark Melville Candidate for Sheriff 2018 did invest 3 minutes of his time to watch Mark De Paula’s Presentation to the Board of Supervisor on March 13, 2018 during Public Comment. “I watched Mr. De Paula’s presentation it proves that Former Sheriff Greg Munks and Carlos Bolanos are Liars.”
Ron Collins has blocked Mark De Paula from e-mail. I bet he wishes he could have blocked whoever sent him this e-mail.
Subject: Carols Bolanos and You
If you are receiving this email it is because you or a friend have endorsed a man who has either a) As a career lawman stood outside an obvious illegal brothel while his boss, the Sheriff of San Mateo County had sex with a probably minor sex-slave inside, or; b) Waited inside the brothel for his turn at the child sex-slaves while his boss was busy in one of the bedrooms.
There is no upside for you here. Add in the fact that it has now been alleged by an apparent SMCSO Deputy that Bolanos and Munks offered false IDs and were arrested and taken downtown before being bailed out by Gallagher, Kearnan and Sanchez and then add in the fact that the people who bailed them out appear to have been promoted ahead of grade and position up to the point of retirement as Assistant Sheriffs.
Carlos Bolanos is a toxic waste heap that is going to devour you if you remain supportive of him. Several smart local politicians have already pulled their endorsements of him. You must do the same or you risk deservedly and ignominiously going down with him in the fallout of your support for law enforcement officers who facilitated or solicited child-slaves in the service of their “needs.”
Dump Bolanos now. It is the only even remotely smart political choice you have. And announce it to the world when you do. Anything less and you risk being associated with Carols Bolanos forever.

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“You don’t need to call me about this topic ever again.” Carlos Bolanos

Stogner Says:
This is my favorite Carlos Bolanos Quote. Made in 2007

“You don’t need to call me about this topic ever again.”

He was San Mateo County’s Undersheriff when he made this comment. He should had been FIRED on the spot by County Manager, Board of Supervisors, and of course the Sheriff.
He was found inside the single family residence with the Sheriff they were both detained as customers of Human Trafficked Sex Slaves handcuffed and placed in a lineup that is when they informed the swat team that they were the Sheriff & UnderSheriff of San Mateo County.

Any SMC elected official (D.H.) who claims he was outside or in the limo is calling two LVMPD Officers Bill Cassell & Lt. Karen Hughes Liars. They both were working that night.

Quote from HMBR today 11 years of Carlos Bolanos refusing to answer any questions about Operation Doll House, now we get this. “I don’t know that there’s much to say about nothing that happened 11 years ago,” Bolanos said.

HMBR Article: 

http://www.hmbreview.com/news/law-enforcement-veterans-seek-sheriff-s-post/article_ca6138e0-3e6a-11e8-9248-6fb755435b9b.html

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San Mateo County Supervisor Don Horsley making false statement about the stolen M-16’s from the Sheriff’s Office. Refuses to answer question.

By Michael G. Stogner and Sarah Navratil

Update:I asked Don Horsley, How did the Sheriff communicate to you? A simple question.

Type of communication
Yahoo/Sent
  • Michael Stogner <michaelgstogner@yahoo.com>
    To:Don Horsley,Warren Slocum,Carole Groom,Dave Pine,David Canepamore…
    Apr 23 at 9:52 AM
    Hello Don,
    Can you please tell us what method of communication did Sheriff Greg Munks use to inform you that the Stolen M-16s were used as spare parts.
    Was it a letter?
    Was it an e-mail?
    Was it a memo?
    Was it in public BOS meeting?
    Thank You
    Michael G. Stogner
    Citizen Journalist at San Mateo County News.com

I have no idea why Don Horsley is making any comment on this subject. The reporter describes him as the Sheriff’s boss that is laughable, he’s not, he is a Supervisor. The weapons 2 M16 Assault Rifles were stolen and he is telling this crazy story. The state investigators know they were stolen. Why would all the deputies lockers and patrol cars be searched if his story were true. Don Horsley says things he knows are not true, often.

March 26, 2018 Sheriff’s Office tells me per e-mail the missing/stolenM16s is still under investigation, why would that be the case if they were parted out as per the Don Horsley story?

From: SHERIFFS_PIO <PIO@smcgov.org>

To: Michael Stogner <michaelgstogner@yahoo.com>

Sent: Monday, March 26, 2018, 6:31:09 AM PDT

Subject: RE: Stolen M-16’s

Hello Michael,

It is still under investigation.

Thank you.

 

 

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