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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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SMC Sealed & Secret Court Orders. Hon.Judge Jeffrey R. Finnigan

I call this “Operation Loose Ends” The dots to be connected here are Operation Doll House April 21, 2007, Sheriff Carlos Bolanos, District Attorney Steve Wagstaffe, San Mateo County Sheriff Deputy Juan P. Lopez criminal case.

Jody Loren Williams case number 18-SM-009489-A

This Judge signed a Warrant of Arrest for a Misdemeanor, The Police report was sealed, The secret Search Warrant was sealed. The crime she allegedly unlawfully advertised herself as practicing and entitled to practice law between May 8, and July 26 2018. The warrant is for a failure to appear, which she had no idea she was invited.

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San Mateo County Judge Raymond Swope is getting international attention for sealing Facebooks e-mails. The keyword here is Sealed. Why?

By Michael G. Stogner

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SMDJ contines to confuse the residents.

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Local tax measures push closer to wins

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Two local tax measure proposals continued clinging to a path toward narrow victory, as tallies still lingering from Election Day are inching toward the finish line.

According to Sunday, Nov. 25 results from the county Elections Office showing fewer than 10,000 ballots still need to be counted, Measure W, a half-cent sales tax for SamTrans and other transit initiatives, floats just incrementally above the supermajority required to pass with 66.75 percent support.

Similar results showed for Measure V, a $298 parcel tax floated to support the San Mateo-Foster City Elementary School District, as the tax collected 67.7 percent support, just ahead of the two-thirds majority required to pass.

Diana Reddy built her lead over Rick Hunter to 267 votes in the race for the Redwood City Council. The two are battling for a third seat, as Giselle Hale and Diane Howard already solidified victories.

Leads established by Richa Awasthi in her race for the second of two open seats on the Foster City Council and Flor Nicolas in her race for the third of three open seats on the South San Francisco City Council persisted, with South San Francisco Councilman Pradeep Gupta is still appearing to fall short of re-election.

In the Foster City Council contest, frontrunner Sanjay Gehani remains solidly the top vote getter with 26.61 percent and 5,110 total votes. Awasthi’s lead built marginally in the race for the second open seat with this most recent update. She currently has 19.41 percent of the vote and 3,728 total votes and is followed by Patrick Sullivan, who has 18.3 percent of the vote and 3,518 total votes.

In the South San Francisco City Council race, results largely held from the last update with frontrunner incumbent Mark Addiego remaining the top vote getter, followed by challengers Mark Nagales and Nicolas respectively. Incumbent Gupta remained in fourth place with 7,742 votes, behind Nicolas by 217 votes and Nagales by 514 votes.

Measure II, the bond proposed to help finance reconstruction of the Millbrae Community Center, continues to make incremental gains toward the supermajority required to pass but remains on pace to fail. The most recent tally showed 62.6 percent support, up marginally from a previous count of 62.4 support.

More than 260,000 ballots have been received so far. Of the ballots received, 250,682 have been counted. More results are scheduled to come out Monday, Nov. 26, and on subsequent days if needed.

Here is the reality ballots received = 286,247 of the ballots received 283,456 have been counted. That leaves 3,488 ballots to be counted.

San Mateo County Elections Results

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Mark Church “Severe Understaffing”

 

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“My administration has brought positive change to San Mateo County Elections. We are recognized as a leader in the state and the nation. We pioneered the first countywide consolidated All-Mailed Ballot Election, we’re leading the way in the implementation of the California Voter’s Choice Act and we were first in the state to implement an Accessible Vote by Mail System for visually impaired voters. All of this has been accomplished with an outdated voting system and severe understaffing

That is why the Voters passed Measure A in 2012. Did he ask the SMC Supervisors for additional funding and was denied?

Questions for Mark Church, How many ballots were printed? What are Undervotes? What was the percentage of Undervotes for each date update?

Here is his complete letter.

Political rhetoric undermines integrity of elections

Nov 19, 2018 Updated Nov 20, 201

Editor,

At a time when there is a lot of political rhetoric about elections, words matter. It is particularly troublesome when an elected official makes unfounded accusations and attacks the integrity of the elections process. Responsible elected officials instill confidence in the electoral process, but Mark Olbert’s letter to the editor (“Third-party audit needed of elections office”) published in the Nov. 7 edition of the Daily Journal, did just the opposite.

As policy makers, we must be very careful with the words we choose, and that responsibility rests with every individual from the President on down to local elected officials.

My administration has brought positive change to San Mateo County Elections. We are recognized as a leader in the state and the nation. We pioneered the first countywide consolidated All-Mailed Ballot Election, we’re leading the way in the implementation of the California Voter’s Choice Act and we were first in the state to implement an Accessible Vote by Mail System for visually impaired voters. All of this has been accomplished with an outdated voting system and severe understaffing.

Positive change isn’t always easy, and it’s never problem-free. Issues occur in every election, in every county and in every state. What matters is how these issues are managed so there is minimal or no impact to the voting process.

The issue referenced in Olbert’s letter was quickly addressed and did not affect anyone’s ability to cast their ballot.

My office prides itself in conducting open, transparent and accurate elections. We regularly provide tours to election observers.

Olbert exhibits a profound lack of understanding of the complexity of elections. Had he taken the time to contact me, I would have been happy to educate him.

Mark Church

Chief Elections Officer

San Mateo County

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Redwood City Council refuses to respond.

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Michael Stogner <michaelgstogner@yahoo.com>
To:dhoward@redwoodcity.org,Ian Bain,jgee@redwoodcity.org,smasur@redwoodcity.org,jseybert@redwoodcity.organd 2 more…
Nov 14 at 8:37 AM
Good morning Redwood City Elected officials,
I had hoped I would have heard from one of you by now 6 months after writing this story about San Mateo County Sheriff Lt. K. Bell and the Redwood City Police Department ignoring the DV Protocol, after receiving a 9-1-1 DV call. Not Attested and Gun was not removed. A young child was present.
You will notice I was the only reporter to cover the Lt. Bell story.
James McGee 17.5 hour standoff Domestic Violence call. Favorable treatment again by your Police Department.

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San Mateo Daily Journal misleading readers again. Missed all three numbers Why?

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San Mateo Daily Journal misleading the residents/voters again.

“Nearly 260,000 ballots have been received so far. Of the ballots received, 237,000 have been counted. About 23,000 ballots are left to count at the Elections Office

Ballots received is 286,210 not nearly 260,000

Ballots tallied/counted is 265,793 not 237,000

Ballots remaining to be tallied counted is 20,417 not about 23,000

Election update has movement

Measure W close to passing, Reddy extends her lead

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About 23,000 ballots are left to count at the Elections Office, according to an update Wednesday afternoon that showed some changes from the last tally in some close races.

After moving into third place in the Redwood City Council race over Rick Hunter for three open seats, Diana Reddy has grown that lead to 99 votes.

Two closely watched tax measures — Measure W, a half-cent sales tax for SamTrans and transportation improvements, and Measure V, a $298 parcel tax for the San Mateo-Foster City Elementary School District — moved more in a positive direction, with V solidifying its passage with 67.63 percent. It needs 66.67 percent to pass. Measure W, which also requires two-thirds approval, had its support jump to 66.51 percent of the vote.

Richa Awasthi further solidified her standing for the second open seat on the Foster City Council, and South San Francisco Councilman Pradeep Gupta is still appearing to fall short of re-election.

In Redwood City, Giselle Hale, who has 18.2 percent and a total of 11,700 votes, and Diane Howard, who has 17.1 percent and 10,993 total votes, have solidified their leads. Reddy has 16.05 percent and 10,316 votes compared to Hunter’s 15.89 percent and 10,217 votes, with 99 votes separating them. They have received 10,316 and 10,217 total votes respectively.

The Foster City Council contest continues to solidify. Sanjay Gehani led from the beginning and clinched a seat with 26.81 percent and 4,923 total votes, and Awasthi continues to have a more comfortable lead in the battle for the second open seat. She currently has 19.32 percent of the vote and 3,548 total votes and is followed by Patrick Sullivan, who has 18.29 percent of the vote and 3,358 total votes.

In the South San Francisco City Council race, results held from the last update with frontrunner incumbent Mark Addiego remaining the top vote getter, followed by challengers Mark Nagales and Flor Nicolas respectively. Incumbent Gupta still lingers in fourth place, with 7,488 votes, behind Nicolas by 148 votes and Nagales by 483 votes.

The bond measure designed to finance reconstruction of the Millbrae Recreation Center gained a few percentage points, as Measure II is now at 62.21 percent of the vote according to last count. It needs a supermajority to pass.

In Half Moon Bay, Robert Brownstone, who has 19.11 percent and 2,306 total votes, already clinched the third open seat over Virginia Turezyn, who has 16.4 percent and 1,669 total votes. Incumbents Deborah Penrose and Debbie Ruddock were the top two vote getters

Nearly 260,000 ballots have been received so far. Of the ballots received, 237,000 have been counted. More results are scheduled to come out Friday, Nov. 23, and on other days if needed.

 

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