Update: April 7, 2022 10:00 AM, Next Court date is June 24, 2022 9:00 AM
July 25, 2022 set for Trial
By Michael G. Stogner
I have been reporting on this case for more than SEVEN years know. I have described it as the Most Exciting Criminal Case I have ever observed. It is the BEST single example of Organized Crime and Corruption in San Mateo County Government that I have ever witnessed.
Notice the case number NF433910-A there is not a two digit number at the front. Those two digits tell you what YEAR this case started. For example San Mateo County Sheriff Deputy Juan Pablo Lopez’s criminal case started in 2014 so you would expect to see a 14 in front of NF433910-A. If the 14 was there that would make a reasonable person to ask, Why has this Criminal Case NOT gone to Jury Trial in more than SEVEN years. How much Taxpayer money has the Government Invested in this case and What was the Money Spent On? Look at $ spent to make sure Witnesses Never take the stand.
This would be a Prefect case for Supervisor David Canepa and Candidate for Congress 2022 to attend. I’m sure he would be interested in Eliminating Corruption in San Mateo County.
Juan Pablo Lopez has always wanted the same thing, a Jury Trail of his peers and the Public able to see/hear the proceedings. Hon Judge Joseph Scott is NOT allowing that to happen during a Pandemic. He is demanding NO ZOOM available to the PUBLIC.
MEDIA REQUESTS TO RECORD AUDIO/VIDEO OR FOR STILL PHOTOGRAPHY:
By order of the judge, audio and video recording of the proceedings is not permitted. In addition, recording and rebroadcasting of the audio of the proceedings is not permitted. Violation of this order of the Court is punishable as contempt pursuant to Code of Civil Procedure section 1209.
The Court will permit the sketch artist to be present in the courtroom. The Court will make an announcement at the start of session daily as to the limitations on who/what may be sketched.
Sketch Artist – Vicki Behringer (Media outlets need to contract with her individually)
The Court will permit one pool photographer to be in the courtroom. The Court will make an announcement at the start of session daily as to the limitations on who/what may be photographed.
To submit your request to be the pool photographer you must email email@example.com by 5:00 p.m. on Wednesday February 23, 2022. The pool photographer will be selected at random from the names received by the Court. The Court will post the pool photographer selection to the Court’s website by 12:00 p.m. (noon) on Thursday February 24, 2022.
* The Court will make an announcement at the start of session daily as to whether or not counsel and witnesses will have to wear a mask while speaking throughout the proceedings.
PARKING ON FEBRUARY 25, 2022 – MARCH 4, 2022:
You may park your car for free in the public parking structure located at 400 County Center, Redwood City, CA in any spot labeled as Jury Parking. The spots for Jury Parking are labeled with purple signs.
You may park your Electronic News Gathering vans/Satellite News Gathering vans in the surface lot located at 400 County Center, Redwood City, CA behind the Regional Emergency Operations Center. You may only park where the signs say ‘Contractor Parking’ or ‘Boards and Commissions’. Please note that the surface lot is only accessible from Winslow Street.
MEDIA ACCESS TO THE FEBRUARY 25, 2022 – MARCH 4, 2022 HEARING:
There will be a live audio stream of the proceedings made available (link above). There will be no live video stream of the proceedings.
There will be two seats in the jury box dedicated to the media each day of the hearing. To request a seat, you must appear outside of the entrance to the courthouse between 8:00 a.m. – 9:00 a.m. to enter your name for a seat raffle. At 9:15 a.m. each day, the Court will announce from the courthouse steps who has been selected for the two seats. Note: Members of the media may coordinate amongst themselves to rotate who sits in the seats after the selection has been made. That will be left to your discretion. If there will be any rotation throughout the day, you will need to alert Sarah Lind so that the alternative person(s) may be provided a wristband in order to enter the courtroom.
* Members of the media may also enter the public seat raffle.
For those in the courtroom, please note: There is no audio or video recording allowed in the courtroom. The Court will make an announcement at the start of session daily as to the limitations on use of electronic devices to live Tweet, etc.
PUBLIC ACCESS TO THE FEBRUARY 25, 2022 – MARCH 4, 2022 HEARING:
There will be 6-8 seats dedicated to the public each day of the hearing. To request a seat, you must appear outside of the entrance to the courthouse between 8:00 a.m. – 9:00 a.m. to enter your name for a seat raffle. At 9:15 a.m. each day, the Court will announce from the courthouse steps who has been selected for the seats.
For those in the courtroom, please note: There is no audio or video recording allowed in the courtroom.
ACCESS TO CASE INFORMATION ON THE COURT’S PORTAL:
The Presiding Judge issued Standing Order 21-160 that allows remote access to public case information in the matter of The People of the State of California vs. Scott Lee Peterson, Case Number SC055500A. What this means is that you may now access through our online Odyssey Public Portal any public records that have been filed on this case.
Zain Jaffer the other day I wrote about you assisting Sheriff Deputy Juan P. Lopez with his 7 year legal defense expenses now over $300,000, and I see that tomorrow David Khan of Daly City has a court appearance in front of Hon. Judge Barbara Mallach in Courtroom 2A at 10:00 AM just like you do. David Khan would be another person I recommend to you for your help. The other three families mentioned above have lost loved ones to Homicides by San Mateo County Law Enforcement. They could use you help against the Government in those cases.
Your prepared statement that you read when your case was Dismissed, July 2, 2018
“I was incredibly fortunate that I was able to defend myself through the legal system, but I am aware that many others are not. Moving forward, I plan on examining ways that I can help others who are innocent and are seeking to obtain justice.”
In the last 3.5 years I have not seen anyone that you have helped or even asked about for that matter.
Thank You, in advance for considering these cases. If interested I have many more cases for you.
Update: This Motion to Destroy Records has been continued to January 3, 2022
Dear Attorney General Rob Bonta,
Please don’t forget Zain Jaffer was arrested by the Hillsborough Police Department on October 15, 2017 for Attempted Murder of a child, There is Body Worn Camera Video.
Tomorrow December 20, 2021 Superior Court of California County of San Mateo in Courtroom 2A at 10:00 AM the Hon. Judge Barbara Mallach has a Motion to Destroy all the records in the Zain Jaffer case 17NF012415A.
Destroying the Records and Evidence is Not in the Public’s Interest.
These records could be very valuable to the wife and children in the future.
Diminished Capacity is No Excuse for Criminal Conduct.
Karen Guidotti <firstname.lastname@example.org> To: Michael Stogner Mon, Jul 30, 2018 at 6:39 AM·
The meeting was on Thursday, June 7.·
Deputy District Attorney Sharon Cho, Deputy District Attorney Sean Gallagher and I attended along with the following people from the defense team: Attorney Patrick Clancy, attorney Daniel Olmos, Dr. Eric Wexler and Dr. George Woods.·
The meeting lasted 1 and ½ hours; Ms. Cho and the defense team remained in the meeting room after Mr. Gallagher and I left. I do not know how much longer they stayed.·
Yes, we viewed the body camera footage.
From: Michael Stogner [mailto:email@example.com] Sent: Saturday, July 28, 2018 9:02 AM To: Karen Guidotti <firstname.lastname@example.org> Subject: Zain Jaffer case Hello Karen, What date did the defense team for Zain Jaffer make the presentation in the District Attorney’s Office? Who attended? How long was that meeting? Were HPD body camera videos looked at or discussed?
This Letter to the Editor was published today December 8, 2021 in the Half Moon Bay Review. Very few of the 760,000 Residents of San Mateo County have any idea that this Big Change has even occurred, Not one of the many local Newspapers have even bothered to inform their readers. It could be because they don’t have any reporters covering the Courts and none of them are even aware of this change.
San Mateo County Superior Court would have us believe this pandemic is over.
On Nov. 22, the Superior Court announced on its website that Remote Access, which enables the public to listen via telephone to courtroom proceedings, has been discontinued, effective immediately.
No explanation nor advanced notice was given. Other Bay Area counties’ Superior Courts and even the Ninth District Federal Court in San Francisco continue to provide courtroom audio via telephone.
This is a public health issue. Requiring that courtroom observers attend court proceedings in person at the 400 County Center Building in Redwood City is risky and inconvenient during this pandemic — especially so for those who reside along the coast.
Ironically, the announcement adds that Superior Court will begin to convene some court proceedings via Zoom in order to eliminate the need for court trial participants to attend hearings in person. It states, “This is to reduce the number of visits by the public to the courthouses, thereby minimizing potential infection of the public and staff.” Yet court watchers must attend in person. Sounds as if someone wants to stifle public oversight of the San Mateo County court system.
Public trials assure defendants a fair and honest playing field, and accurate reporting of court proceedings is critical to the public’s right to know. We want to trust the system, the judges, the clerks, the court reporters. We want the Remote Access telephone lines reinstated.
Unfortunately the Public is Not allowed to Listen to the court appearance. San Mateo County Superior Court of California has cancelled all Public Telephone Access to all Courtrooms as of November 22, 2021. The Public is welcome andencouraged to attend in Person. Courtroom 2A Time 1:30PM
San Mateo County News.com confirmed yesterday that this new policy was authorized by Court Executive Officer, Neal Taniguchi. Why? Is the Pandemic over?
Summary: On August 2, 2021, Sheriff’s Office Detectives started investigating a case involving an 11-year-old child who was sexually assaulted on 3 different occasions by a family friend. He was identified as suspect Michael Banister from El Granada, CA. The sexual assaults took place near his residence while he was babysitting the child.
On August 31, 2021, Detectives obtained a $500,000 arrest warrant for Banister for the above sexual assault charges. Shortly after the warrant was issued, Bannister was placed under arrest by Deputies from the Coastside Patrol Bureau without incident. Banister has a lengthy criminal history from Oregon and had recently moved to El Granada within the past 2 years.