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SMDJ NO Mention of Sheriff Deputy Juan P. Lopez

By Michael G. Stogner

This was one of the main reasons I started San Mateo County News.com in the first place.

This article Published by Jerry Lee and Jon Mays doesn’t show a reporter, and I can tell you there was nobody from SMDJ in the Courtroom 2B yesterday covering the Dionicio R. Lopez Sentencing Hearing on cases SC076512-A and SC082939-A. I was the only reporter attending which is par for the course in San Mateo County.

This is a perfect example of the Modern Day Media, “Those Who Matter” and Yesterdays News by Tomorrow that District Attorney James P. Fox R.I.P. and Deputy Chief District Attorney Stephen Wagstaffe typed about in their April 25, 2007 e-mails to then Sheriff Greg Munks and Undersheriff Carlos G. Bolanos.

San Mateo County jail inmate who acquired illegal goods sentenced

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    • Linkedin Dionicio Lopez Dionicio Lopez A jail inmate who conspired with two San Mateo County correctional officers in 2013 to acquire cellphones and drugs for use over several months has received three years probation, the San Mateo County District Attorney’s Office said Friday. Dionicio Lopez, a known gang member, was given two cellphones and Oxy Contin for several months and was allowed to use the cellphones openly in the county jail, the DA’s Office said. The incidents occurred from April to December of 2013. He received credit for a year of jail 

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California A.G. Rob Bonta, say something to Judge Barbara Mallach, Zain Jaffer Motion to Destroy BWC Video.

By Michael G. Stogner

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.

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  • Karen Guidotti <kguidotti@smcgov.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:michaelgstogner@yahoo.com] 
    Sent: Saturday, July 28, 2018 9:02 AM
    To: Karen Guidotti <kguidotti@smcgov.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? 
  • Thank You 
  • Michael G. Stogner www.sanmateocountynews.com

I think this case should be preserved and taught in Every Law School in the United States of America.

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The listen-only public access lines are no longer in effect. WHY?

By Michael G. Stogner

What caused this Change in Public Access Policy?

UPDATED NOVEMBER 22, 2021 Public Access Policy to Superior Court of California San Mateo County.

The listen-only public access lines are no longer in effect; proceedings are open to the public to attend in person.

Updated 11/22/21 – The listen-only public access lines are no longer in effect; proceedings are open to the public to attend in person.

San Mateo County Superior Court is committed to continuing public access to court proceedings during and after the pandemic emergency. Due to COVID-19 and public health concerns, the Court has shifted to convene some court proceedings remotely in order to eliminate the need for individuals to attend hearings in person. This is to reduce the number of visits by the public to the courthouses, thereby minimizing potential infection of the public and staff. 

At this time, members of the public may attend a court proceeding in person. The Court is committed to maintaining a safe workplace for our staff and the public. Each courtroom can accommodate a different number of seats in the audience. You will need to check-in with the bailiff when you enter the courtroom. The bailiff will inform you as to whether or not there is an available seat, or if capacity has been reached. If capacity has been reached, you may remain outside the courtroom until someone leaves. Face coverings are required at all times inside the courthouse.

Zoom may not be used for public access without the approval of the judicial officer.

San Mateo County News.com first reported this Important Change in Policy on November 24, 2021.

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Sheriff Bolanos and David Canepa could find out in one minute.

By Michael G. Stogner

San Mateo County has an ISD Department, and the Sheriff’s Office has it’s own Cyber Security Capabilities. The idea that Sheriff Carlos G. Bolanos thinks it’s laughable instead Outrage that somebody would put his name and government issued e-mail address on the Oath Keeper database, is telling.

When did David Canepa ask Investigative Reporter Ali Winston about her report?

Another question is since the SMDJ didn’t produce an article about Ali Wnston’s Tweet yesterday, and San Mateo County News.com was the only local News Media that published one: http://atomic-temporary-35849937.wpcomstaging.com/2021/09/30/ali-winston-investigative-reporter-has-reported-smc-sheriff-carlos-g-bolanos-is-a-member-of-oath-keepers/

How did story get to the SMDJ today?

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Why both privacy and public safety matter with license plate reader data.

Sheriff Carlos G. Bolanos

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As the sheriff of San Mateo County, I am dedicated to protecting public safety and the privacy of our residents. In response to a recent opinion article on automated license plate reader (ALPR) technology, I wanted to provide our county’s residents with the facts about the technology and how the data is used, shared and retained by law enforcement.California law enforcement agencies are required to have and post ALPR usage and privacy policies to ensure that the collection, use, maintenance, sharing and dissemination of the information is consistent with respect for individuals’ privacy and civil liberties.Law enforcement agencies use ALPR technology to automate manual processes that help identify stolen vehicles, vehicles used by wanted suspects, vehicles used by registered sex offenders, locating missing persons and, more importantly, to investigate criminal activity more efficiently. ALPR technology takes photos of license plates in public view and runs the scanned images through a list of plates sought by law enforcement. The system collects the photo of the vehicle, license plate number and the location data. The system does not collect personal identifying information, such as birth dates, names or criminal history. My office’s ALPR data is retained for a maximum of one year unless the information is from an ALPR that has been deployed within an area wherein the local government has requested a shorter retention period.Our data is not shared with unvetted third-party organizations. Only law enforcement personnel with a need and right to know the information may have access to the data. On the topic of ALPR data sharing and immigration enforcement, we do not share any ALPR data with “ICE to track undocumented immigrants, who have committed no offense other than trying to make a life for themselves in California without documentation,” as stated in the guest perspective “Why license plate privacy matters” authored by state Sen. Scott Wiener, D-San Francisco, in the April 7 edition of the Daily Journal. ALPR databases in California may not be accessed for the sole purpose of immigration enforcement as required by the California Values Act. Misuse of data by law enforcement personnel may be cause for administrative, civil and criminal penalties. Currently, Senate Bill 210 seeks to limit the retention of ALPR records to 24 hours. This would not improve privacy, but it would limit our ability to investigate violent crimes, serial criminal activity and any other crime that takes more than 24 hours to identify suspects, locate witnesses and locate victims. If the bill were passed into law, it would reduce or eliminate our ability to solve some of our most serious criminal offenses. In one example of the use of ALPR data, a suspect in Daly City exposed himself as he attempted to grab a 12-year-old female victim, who was fortunately able to escape the assault. The victim provided Daly City Police Department with a description of the suspect and his vehicle. After reviewing thousands of ALPR images, they found a match. The system was then used to locate the vehicle in San Francisco. The suspect was ultimately arrested in San Francisco for the assault on the child and for being in violation his sex offender registration. Under SB 210, the evidence that led to the identification and arrest of the suspect would have been destroyed before investigators had the opportunity to review the images.In another example, a robbery occurred at a shopping center in the city of San Mateo and witnesses provided San Mateo Police Department with the suspects’ license plate number. The car was registered in Madera, California. Historical ALPR records provided information that the vehicle had been parked multiple times in Redwood City at the same location. Redwood City police responded to the vehicle’s historical parking location and found the car with the suspects inside. San Mateo police transported the victim to the location in Redwood City, where the suspects were positively identified, and the stolen property was recovered. Historical ALPR data quickly located suspects that had no fear of harming the public and brought them to justice. Under SB 210, the historical ALPR data would have been destroyed and law enforcement would have been looking for suspects 150 miles away.I am deeply committed to public safety and the protection of privacy. I want the public to know that historical ALPR data helps us to focus our limited resources to solve crimes and save lives. I also wanted to clear up any misunderstanding regarding how we use this invaluable law enforcement tool in our community, while protecting privacy. Please visit our website to learn more about our ALPR policy and how we serve our community with pride, commitment, integrity, compassion and innovation.Carlos Bolanos is the San Mateo County sheriff.

Sheriff Carlos G. Bolanos’ Opinion Piece above was sent to the San Mateo Daily Journal he chose not to publish it on the Sherif’s Office Website.

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Some Residents of San Mateo County know that Carlos G. Bolanos was illegally appointed to the position of Sheriff on July 12, 2016 by the Supervisors of San Mateo County. It was not on the Agenda , Supervisor Don Horsley who was asked to recuse himself from that issue because his son is employed by the Sheriff’s Office lead the appointment through.

It’s telling that Sheriff Bolanos uses a minor female sexual assault victim as an example of why ALPR are great.

In one example of the use of ALPR data, a suspect in Daly City exposed himself as he attempted to grab a 12-year-old female victim, who was fortunately able to escape the assault. When on April 21, 2007 Carlos Bolanos was Detained in Las Vegas during the FBI Sting “Operation Dollhouse” He was caught inside the single family residence located at 3474 Eldon Street where a minor female was the victim of Human Trafficking of Sex Slaves.

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San Mateo County Election Day is six days away.

By Michael G. Stogner

The Election is Six days away, no matter what the SMDJ tells you. Today’s article “Slightly less than 2 weeks away.”

The Great news is Mail-in Ballots by far the safest way to vote in a Pandemic will be counted if received up to 17 days after November 3, 2020. That means received by November 20, 2020. That is very different than some states.

Mail-in ballots must be signed, dated and postmarked by Election Day, and they must be received by the county elections office no later than 17 days after Election Day. Once sent, mail-in ballots can be tracked via https://california.ballottrax.net/voter/.

San Mateo has 504,473 eligible voters in this election.

Vote by Mail Ballots received: 205,929
Vote Center Ballots received: 5,913​​

I mailed my ballot in on October 3, 2020 over the last 3 months first class letters have taken up to 12 days from SMC to Monterey County.

Vote it’s Important

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San Mateo Daily Journal Endorses Adam Eisen for HMB City Council.

By Michael G. Stogner

That is another reason to VOTE for Joaquin Jimenez.

You will recall the San Mateo Daily Journal Endorsed Sheriff Carlos G. Bolanos for Sheriff in the 2018. They stated “We believe Sheriff Bolanos.” They went even further to promote a completely fabricated and unsubstantiated claim, “about Carlos G. Bolanos was outside the residence the entire time.”

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.

I have asked Editor Jon Mays to provide me with the later reports he referenced above, he refused to do so. That is because there are no recent reports.

Here is what I know about Joaquin Jimenez, if he was a council member attending the September 15, 2020 HMB Special Meeting re: the Homicide of Sandra Harmon by San Mateo County Sherif Deputies. He would not have thought about having SMC District Attorney Steve Wagstaffe come to another ZOOM meeting after hearing the Eblovi Investigation Presentation at the 27:30 mark about 8 minutes. It clearly demonstrated “TAMPERING of EVIDENCE, Three Shell Casings moved, Two Bullets holes never mentioned. FALSIFYING POLICE RECORDS, 3 FATAL SHOTS TO BACK. Sandra Harmon being shot at while unarmed etc.

The simple fact that Steve Wagstaffe stated at 50:48 mark.

“We did find 11 casings they mention 3 others. We took their guns right from the beginning.” “In there 11 rounds had been fired and we found 11 casings.”

“I think that confirms where we were.”

“That is the answer to that.”

The reality is 14 Spent Shell Casings NOT 11 were recovered from the Crime Scene, May 5, 2020 in Half Moon Bay that night. HMB Mayor Adam Eisen knew that. Why would he allow the District Attorney to make such a patently FALSE statement to the Council and public?

HMBCC Special Meeting 9/15/2020

This is just One Reason San Mateo County News.com is Endorsing Joaquin Jimenez for Half Moon Bay City Council 2020.

A Vote for Joaquin Jimenez is not just good for the City of Half Moon Bay its good for the Residents of San Mateo County.

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SMC Newspapers refuse to Interview David Eblovi.

By Michael G. Stogner

You would think the Half Moon Bay Review and the San Mateo Daily Journal would have interviewed David Eblovi and John Ullom by now for sure. Both are residents of Half Moon Bay, and they are instrumental in causing the 5 councilmenmbers to vote 5-0 in favor of requesting the Attorney General to conduct Independent Criminal Investigations into the Sandra L. Harmon Homicide, the Sheriff’s Office, and the District Attorney’s Office Investigation.

September 15, 2020 HMB Special Meeting Eblovi Presentation 27:30 Mark

It pretty well lets the public know that the story that Sheriff Carlos G. Bolanos and District Attorney Steve Wagstaffe have been promoting that Sandra. L. Harmon R.I.P. fired her Shotgun at Deputy Dominguez first is a lie.

Now all of the San Mateo County Newspapers know that and have or should have known since September 15, 2020.

San Mateo Daily Journal Editor is Jon Mays

Half Moon Bay Review Editor is Clay Lampert

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SMC Sheriff Deputy Dominguez fired First. Why did Sheriff Bolanos lie about it?

By Michael G. Stogner

Sandra L. Harmon was shot 8 times 3 fatal shots to the Back on May 5, 2020 in Half Moon Bay, California. The world was told it was a shoot-out and Harmon Fired First, End of Sad and Tragic Story. Then came the CITIZENS.

This is Not breaking News, If you are one of the 760,000 residents of San Mateo County you can ask any of your local Newspaper Editors who have known about this since September 15, 2020 why they chose to Not report it. So that makes the Sheriff, District Attorney, County Counsel, and Newspapers not mentioning Sheriff Deputy Domingues fired first.

Think about that for a minute.

I recommend that the Eblovi Family of Half Moon Bay, California get a Citizen Award from the San Mateo County Board of Supervisors. They presented their Investigation Presentation to the Public on a ZOOM meeting held by the City of Half Moon Bay on September 15, 2020. That meeting is still not available on the City Website Why? (City Managers Bob Nesbit and Matthew Chidester) but it is in this article.

David Eblovi Letter to Half Moon Bay Residents

HMB September 15, 2020 Special Meeting Eblovi Presentation 27:30 mark

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Kevin Mullin didn’t say a word about Chinedu Okobi’s Homicide by 6 SMC Employees.

By Michael G. Stogner

Kevin Mullin did not attend or make a public comment at any of the many meetings the Board of Supervisors made available to the public to discuss, Excessive Use of Tasers, Excessive Use of Force, Failure to provide Medical Aid after killing Chinedu Okobi. He did not attend any of the many Concerned Citizens gatherings at the killing site in Millbrae/San Bruno.

Chinedu V. Okobi and George Floyd were both killed by Law Enforcement. Both of the Deaths were ruled a Homicide by the local Coroner. The Four Officers responsible for George Floyd’s Homicide were fired and Criminally Charged. The Six San Mateo County Sheriff Employees who are responsible for Chinedu Okobi’s Homicide are all working and None of them have been criminally charged with anything.

Here is Kevin’s PR piece on voting. You will notice he can’t even mention George Floyd’s Name. “most recently the murder of an unarmed black man by law enforcement.” That could be Hundreds of young Black/Brown Men around America.

I can say this as a Private Victim’s Advocate in San Mateo County for the last 22 years Kevin Mullin is the norm for Elected Officials in SMC.

I know of only one San Mateo County Elected Official that Publicly Questioned, was Chinedu V. Okobi Murdered. That should have been the Obvious question every single elected official should want the answer to.

Sabrina Brennan was that Elected Official. She attended meetings and gatherings.

 

America is confronting an unprecedented “trifecta” that is dominating our daily headlines: A COVID-19 pandemic, a deep recession and most recently the murder of an unarmed black man by law enforcement, illustrative of systemic racism and injustice that has spawned a season of multiracial protests and calls for needed social change. Yet, while the nation is reeling from these crises, duplicitous messaging is being deployed by the occupant of the Oval Office to actively undermine the results of this November’s election: that voting by mail can’t be trusted, that widespread voter fraud exists, and that mail balloting is designed specifically to elect his opponent: FALSE.

Since 2000, more than 250 million votes have been cast via mailed ballots, in all 50 states, according to the Vote at Home Institute with only a handful of fraudulent votes cast. Election law expert and U.C. Irvine professor Richard L. Hasen notes, it is still more likely for an American to be struck by lightning than to commit mail-voting fraud. In addition, there is no evidence to suggest that voting by mail benefits any particular political party.

San Mateo County has shown that voting-by-mail works. My legislation to make San Mateo County an all-mail ballot pilot county demonstrated that the participating electorate more closely resembles the public at large in terms of its diversity and representation, with young people, and voters of color in particular more likely to cast ballots. Thanks to my colleague, Assemblyman Marc Berman’s legislation recently signed into law, this November’s election in California will be an all-mailed-ballot election. Every voter automatically will receive a ballot, postage paid, with community-level “vote centers” as back-up. Voting by mail is the most efficient and effective way to conduct an inclusive and participatory election.

So-called “red and blue” states alike have employed voting-by-mail, but the way states have approached elections administration varies greatly. Elections are fundamentally state and locally administered, and recent examples of mismanagement during primary elections in Wisconsin and Georgia remind us of the challenges facing election administrators across the country. This is a highly charged political atmosphere with huge stakes on the line.

There is a growing recognition that the pandemic must force changes in how elections work, and better ensure more participation moving forward. Attempts to help fund elections with federal dollars have fallen woefully short of what is needed to ensure free and fair elections across America. Since the Bush-Gore contested election in 2000, the efficacy of voting mechanisms and machinery have taken center stage. More recently, we are seeing a coordinated misinformation campaign to attack the integrity of, and undermine the public’s faith in, our elections. False narratives abound, and voter suppression, which disproportionally disenfranchises communities of color, is real and we all suffer the consequences as a result.

While voting-by-mail works, it is not perfect. Signature-matching issues have led to ballots not being counted, a concern that is actively being addressed in California. One other legitimate drawback to voting at home is the time it takes local elections’ officials to count waves of mail ballots and certify the election. The current administration is preemptively trying to undermine faith in the eventual vote count and may try to exploit delays in vote tabulation to question the legitimacy of results, triggering a constitutional crisis. While the long wait for vote-by-mail results is not ideal, it’s in the interest of every vote being counted, which is fundamental to our democracy.

During this tense time when we need leaders who can calm, heal, and build faith, the president has used this period to further divide people and incite violence, all while callously attacking the basic underpinnings of our democracy, like faith in and respect for the work of journalists — essentially a broadside on the First Amendment. The work of journalists and the social media platforms themselves have never been more important in fact checking false claims and advertisements with false information.

Vote as if democracy itself, and its pillars like a free press, the rule of law, and free and fair elections, including the right of every citizen to vote, is on the ballot. Because it is.

 

Kevin Mullin, D-South San Francisco, is speaker pro tempore of the California Assembly and represents San Mateo County’s 22nd Assembly District.

I asked San Mateo County Citizen Advocate Brent Turner for comment on Kevin Mullin Opinion Piece.

Brent Turner

The VOTE BY MAIL  act  is  innocuous to the degree that it reiterates voting by mail procedures. We have used absentee ballots for many years. What is NOT innocuous is the removal of polling places from communities of color. Though Mindy Romero and other experts have declined to state it clearly,  the added travel distance to some of these community residents results in a veritable “poll tax ” and leads to further disenfranchisement, . Subjective signature disqualification also creates opportunity for disenfranchisement and was predicted by election experts

The bill originally emanated from the ” Colorado Model ”  of elections and was  promulgated by Colorado based vendor DOMINION  The act is notorious not for what it mandates but what it ignores. The fact there is ZERO mention of the software used to tabulate the votes creates a severe point of misdirection to the layperson voter.  This is unfortunate as the authors of the bill positioned it as a security measure when this  is not the case. The authors were briefed extensively but chose to omit the work of the open source software security experts.

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