Aaron Park

Feb 092018
 

Canadians. Apparently that is a code word for black people. Apparently in Hemet Dave Brown’s Hemet that was the codeword for “them”.

The Hemet Police Department also uses the term “Canadians” as a derogatory reference to African-Americans, the complaint states.

San Diego officer accuses Hemet Police of misconduct, racism

Hemet Dave has a problem. Beyond being the police chief of the spraypaint capitol of Riverside County, his force apparently has issues.

“During the detention of an intoxicated person, another officer working with claimant found crystal methamphetamine in the detainee’s pocket, but the field training officer (FTO) supervising both officers destroyed the evidence,” the claim states.

“During the handling of a prisoner who was being loud, a corporal told claimant, ‘Kitchen, control your suspect,’ at which point the same FTO walked up, grabbed the prisoner’s head and slammed it into the wall several times, exclaiming, ‘That’s how you control a suspect,’” the claim adds.

At least they aren’t fed-kicking their suspects in Hemet, I suppose. (Maybe they are just kicking them physically…)

The document also alleges that Kitchen was told not to arrest a domestic-violence suspect because he was an acquaintance of a Hemet police sergeant, a practice that “was different than San Diego because Hemet was a ‘small town,’” the claim said.

Now that sounds like something Sheriff Stan Sniff would do! Looks like the genesis of the hatred between Brown and Sniff has to do with familiarity breeding contempt?

It will be very interesting to see how the case comes out in civil court and if anyone comes forward to this blogger with more information.

Meantime – review the below, more on this soon.

Feb 082018
 

Remember the cheating scandal as broken on the Right on Daily Blog 1/22/2018? Someone sent a copy of the almost the entire file to the Desert Sun. Your intrepid blogger broke the story, but we had to exercise caution, because unlike the New York Times or the Washington Post who use anonymous sources as cover to write whatever they want, we do not have millions to pay Attorneys at Right on Daily. So we wrote the following:

Then we have the well-known case of a cheating scandal on advancement exams, Note, once again people worried about being identified. What is central in this cheating scandal is Jason Gxxx being promoted, as his wife is a $120k a year administrative assistant to the Sheriff. The correspondence I got continues:

(Source deleted) …150 deputies were caught up in it. Because of the scope of it, admin stopped the Investigators from identifying more and told them to only investigate the ten worst offenders. All offenders were given 16 hours of discipline including one who was caught outright lying, normally a firing offense. Included in this group was a Deputy named Jason Gxxx. Gxxx is married to (XX), Sniff’s $120k a year secretary. Not only was Gxxx allowed to stay on the promotion list, he was promoted to the very rank he cheated to get in November. The promotion list just came out for this last testing cycle, and Gxxx finished very high on the Sergeants list and will likely promote to that rank.

We thank the Desert Sun for blowing the lid off the scandal with a very long and detailed article.

Two and a half years ago, an internal investigation at the Riverside County Sheriff’s Department uncovered that 25 employees attempted to cheat their way to a higher rank by sharing questions and answers from a confidential promotional exam.

While the number of deputies involved is the subject of debate because Stan Sniff halted the investigation in order to cover it up, the point stands. This creates a “Brady Issue” mess because now people can have their convictions overturned due to the impugned integrity of the cheaters. I have been told at least one public defender is filing motions related to the two people outed in the Sun Article. If they read this blog they will have a third name, I suppose.

Please also note that Lance Colmer, mentioned in the article is reputed to be the investigator who was handed the Walter Cole file as part of the attempt we wrote about to lynch Cole.

Earlier in the week, Stan Sniff got used like a punching bag. People’s frustrations are boiling over with the malfeasance and mismanagement of the out of control tyrant.

State Senator Jeff Stone blasted Stan Sniff on his Facebook Page. That takes courage, because Sniff responds in kind and Stone has skin in the game so to speak.

“My friends, the Sheriff Stan Sniff I would select then and know and work with, is NOT the same Sheriff Stan Sniff I see today,” Stone wrote. “I have heard from many of his troops who are concerned and ironically relay some of the same complaints then deputy Stan Sniff had with his predecessor!”

Stone continued: While some handle power responsibly, “a small number actually let the power go (to) their heads making their public endeavors more complicated and problematic.”

OUCH.

Then supervisor John Taviglione who has inexplicably endorsed Hemet Dave, was quoted in two articles unloading on Stan Sniff.

Supervisor Rips On Sheriff About Financials, Calls Him ‘Child’

Riverside County supervisor tells sheriff to ‘man up’ and fix budget overruns

“Our elected sheriff is living in the 20th century,” Tavaglione said. “He is unable to manage his organization in an effective way. The sheriff is sitting back, like a child, and continues to demand more funds that we don’t have. We keep telling him that, over and over like a broken record. It’s the damn truth.”

It really sucks to be Sheriff Sniff. The local media is waking up to his legacy of failure. We’ve been hammering Sniff for his mismanagement of the Sheriff’s department since we took the case in October. To those of you that have been hurt by this guy, help is here. We will continue to break stories and expose the dark underbelly of the second floor gulag as we march towards the forced retirement of a failed Sheriff.

Feb 082018
 

Failure.

On 1-26-2018, an article popped up in the local paper about a press release from the Sheriff’s office unilaterally declaring the KPMG audit to be a failure. The money quote is here:

In a news release issued Friday afternoon, sheriff’s officials announced that an experiment by consulting firm KPMG that changed the scheduling patterns at the sheriff’s Hemet station had resulted in longer response times and was a failure.

Missing from the article are two key points:

  1. Amazingly right before the auditors showed up to the Hemet Station, the staff was cut from 24-31 deputies down to 16. It is believed and is the opinion of this blogger and several unnamed people with direct knowledge that this was done to tank the audit and make data metrics near impossible.
  2. The Captain of the Hemet Station? None other than Leonard Purvis who is reported to be in line for a friend-of-Stan-promotion to Chief Deputy.

You will recall that Purvis was the Chief of Police in Banning whose tenure was marred by failure. He was terminated / resigned (depending on who you talk to) in a cloud of issues that were well documented in the local papers.  Then he was re-hired by the Sheriff.

It is a fair question to ask if Mr. Purvis, who is reputedly quite close to the Sheriff, was brought in to Hemet in order to tank the KPMG audit. (and of course to keep Lt. Chad Bianco locked in the cooler there as well)

While the P-E may not been aware of the above, or omitted those items in their article, they did give space to the County for a response:

“The optimized schedule reduced residents’ wait times for priority 1 calls (crimes in progress) by 43% during the pilot in the Hemet Station and 16% during pilot in the Lake Elsinore Station,” the county response read. “The optimized schedules reduced resident wait times for all priority types of calls by greater than 20%, and reduced the waiting time on weekend calls by as much as 65% at peak times.”

The dueling statements are part of a larger dispute between Sniff — an elected official who can’t be fired — and the executive office, which reports to the county’s five elected supervisors.

And here we go again, kicking and screaming despite the best efforts of the Sheriff, the Riverside County Board of Supervisors is delivering for the people of Riverside County. This is a legacy of failure for Stan Sniff again and again.

If you read the quotes from the Sheriff, they show an abject disconnect from reality.

Then a second article from the local paper came out. This article featured more comments from the Sheriff whining about the budget he refuses to manage and despite the paper giving the Sheriff more ink than his two opponents combined, there was still this gem:

In an email and in a phone interview, Bianco said there were inaccuracies in the both sheriff’s release and the statement issued by the county.

“The sheriff’s memo blamed KPMG for overtime costs and response times but he was the cause of both. Staffing was purposely lowered to ensure the KMPG pilot would fail,” said Bianco, who is backed by the union representing deputies.

“The Hemet schedule was based on a purposeful ‘county drawdown’ to put the Hemet station at minimum staffing,” Bianco said. “KPMG did not have any impact on overtime or staffing levels. They attempted to adjust shift start times and heavy staffing days. They even thought staffing levels were dangerous.”

Bianco added: “Hemet Station administration had been asking to return to previous schedules since July. But it is my opinion the sheriff refused to allow the change for political reasons. Deputies’ lives and lives of residents were pawns in a political strategy to play the victim to the public and blame the board for budget woes.”

Here is the bottom line. Sheriff Stan Sniff has to much too defend and too many people to blame. The local paper shows a bias by giving the Sheriff the last word in most every article we have read from them, and they refer to the RSA as a Union. Contrast this to my local paper, the Sacramento Bee, which is deign to use the term union when writing about races in mixed or Republican areas. We track these things on the RightonDaily Blog as these subtle editorial decisions are telling.

While we focused on Leonard Purvis, he is a mere example of management’s complicity in the failures of the Sheriff and the crushed morale of the rank and file. As we get concrete evidence, we will name names.

While the Press-Enterprise either misses or chooses not to report on some critical issues dogging the Sheriff, we will continue to do so as our expose on the Sheriff Continues.

Feb 062018
 

For some strange reason the Chief of Police in Hemet is also running for Sheriff.

Everyone in Riverside County knows Hemet is a war zone with a spiraling crime rate, even worse than the crime rate of Riverside County as as whole.

It is reputed and well-known that Hemet Dave Brown and Stan Sniff hate each other. Perhaps that is all it took.

While Brown has a few endorsements, he has a paltry $67K in the bank which was drawfed quintupled by the recent addition of $300k to Chad Bianco’s Sheriff Campaign. Even the feckless Sheriff has 6 times the money available than does Hemet Dave.

Hemet Dave Brown wants to become the next sheriff, the chief law enforcement officer in Riverside county.  Cheif Hemet Dave Brown has based his campaign on his “experience” serving as the police chief in Hemet for the last six and a half years. Ouch.

Hemet Dave is running on his experience, but is ignoring the results he achieved while he was in charge of public safety in Hemet.

According to the most recent figures from the Department of Justice, crime – especially violent crime – in Hemet increased dramatically between 2011, when Hemet Dave became police chief and 2016, the most recent full year of available crime stats.

Here are the results of Hemet Dave’s Failed Leadership in Hemet:

         * 37% Up =  robberies

         * 70% Up = total violent crimes

         * 83% Up = increase of aggravated assaults

         * 272% Up = rapes / forcible rapes

The last thing we need is Hemet Dave leading our law enforcement and public safety services throughout Riverside County, which is about the size of New Jersey with millions of residents.

Hemet Dave Brown failed miserably at his job of police chief for a city of 60,000+ residents.  Can you imagine how crime-infested Riverside County would become with Hemet Dave in Charge?

By nearly all accounts, Hemet Dave is a nice guy.  However, being nice has never protected the residents of Hemet and will not protect the residents of Riverside County.

Feb 052018
 

What If we told you that the Sheriff recently went to speak to a large homeowner’s association about crime, etc? You’d say so what?

What if we told you that the Sheriff blew the opportunity and alienated most of the people there because he was focused on defending himself and completely disregarded any of their issues in the process? See the attached embedded quote from yet another deputy anonymously due to fears of retaliation.

Stalin Stan last night ( to be specific ) 01-09-18, was scheduled to speak with the citizens at Sage which was a full house regarding a new development ( which he never mentioned the nigh development. Stalin Sniff initiated his rhetoric by blaming the County Board Supervisors for the lack of funding, the increase in crime, whined about citizens hating him and his deputies being disrespectful to him. The citizens became so upset and that they started leaving the forum. I will not post my name due to the new directive given to my Captain regarding deputies posting negative comments with the possibility of them being terminated.

Recently, we posted the story of a deputy who wrote about how Lieutenants and Captains, etc were being strong-armed in to signing endorsement cards for the Sheriff.

I heard Sheriff Sniff directed his captains to speak with their lieutenant have them sign a 3×5 card pledging their support.  This rumor quickly became fact when I overheard lieutenants talking about feeling pressured to sign the card.  I felt bad for the lieutenants because as an RSA member, I am not intimidated to support anyone, I am just asked to vote on whom to endorse without fear of retaliation. I Guess LEMU is an arm of the Sheriff to do what he wants with, like demand an endorsement.

This anonymous letter from a deputy is indeed credible as it matches other similar stories.

Just a few days ago a retired Deputy relayed to us that the “LEMU” (Law Enforcement Management Unit – basically people above the ranks of the rank-and-file, but below those in senior management) endorsed Chad Bianco. It is reported to this blogger that several within the LEMU are upset because they voted overwhelmingly to endorse their fellow Lt. Chad Bianco for Sheriff yet the endorsement has been sat on and not made public. However, as it was put to us people within that group are afraid to publicize the endorsement for fear of retaliation and missed promotions at the hands of the Tyrannical Sheriff. Here at RightonDaily, allow us to publicize the LEMU endorsement of Chad Bianco in an attempt to let them know they are not alone.

In the process of chasing down leads on the Sheriff, we stumbled across the Mohammad Ali Mazarei caper. We’ve learned that he, his business and an employee were named in a 25 page complaint regarding cold-plugged smog checks by the Bureau of Automotive Repair. This is significant because Mazarei is a $50,000+ donor to the Sheriff according to my math based on public records.

The Bureau of Automotive Repair filed their complaint on 9-14-2017. The most recent check from Mr. Mazarei (actually in the name of his Arco business) was written on 10-5-2017 according to a late-filed FPPC form 497. Records and sources indicate that a criminal complaint by Mazarei against a former employee was made in October of 2017. Mazarei said publicly in writing he filed charges against a former employee, Walter Cole.

Mohammad Ali Mazarei can’t file charges. Only the DA can. The internal machinations of this case are the stuff of legend in insider circles, and it appears that there has been sudden insider interest in the case in the three weeks since our first expose on Mr. Mazarei / His Business appeared.

And now for the latest wrinkle, insiders in the various offices (I am being vague on purpose to protect people’s identities) have been talking amongst themselves and this blogger about the Walter Cole prosecution. Cole is the employee of Mazarei’s. If you read the legal demand letter posted on facebook by Mazarei, you will learn that he is asserting he is innocent of everything and it is all Walter Cole’s fault.

In Mazarei’s mind according to sources, if Cole is prosecuted successfully, then he (Mazarei) will be innocent and able to sue everyone that he disagrees with over the caper. The problems for Mr. Mazarei and his attorney (who appears to be an officer in a local Young Republicans Club) are multi-fold. Let’s start with the fact that Cole’s guilt has no bearing on Mazarei’s guilt in any civil or criminal case. Secondly, those talking to this blogger have been clear that those involved in this case are not happy they are being pushed to investigate or prosecute it. In their words the case against Cole is weak and minor. Words like “politically motivated prosecution” are being used. A third problem for Mr. Mazarei and his attorney is called discovery. Imagine what sorts of stuff your intrepid blogger could find in an open court case with subpoena powers and witness testimony/declarations under oath.

It is completely unclear who gave the orders to do what. There is also no evidence or anyone suggesting that the District Attorney of Riverside County is involved in this issue at all as it could be a simple administrative review of a case not previously filed, subordinates pushing the case or a figment of Ali Mazarei’s imagination.

Everybody seems to know what’s going on and the spiraling rumors are a clear indicator of a legacy of leadership failure by the Sheriff….

… including the latest Crony promotion. Captain Leonard Purvis is rumored to be on deck for a promotion to Chief Deputy. People talking to your intrepid blogger anonymously have indicated that Purvis was a disaster as Chief of the Banning Police Department and left in an acrimonious manner that was the subject of several stories in the local media. Almost immediately, his good buddy Sheriff Sniff re-hired him. Purvis despite his record in Banning, has quickly moved up the ranks and appears to be getting another friend-of-Stan-promotion. Again, similar to the above stories the resentments about and knowledge of the situation is widespread…

To be continued…

Feb 042018
 

Remember when Devon Mathis was accused of sexually assaulting a woman at the house of a staffer after hours? Remember the defense argument there was no actual victim (which is why we never heard much from the assembly investigator about it)?

Here’s the rub – It is common knowledge that jilted former Mathis Chief of Staff Sean Doherty has been shopping negative stories about Mathis, with considerable success. All of AD26’s inside crowd is talking about the sexual assault charges made against Devon Mathis.

Well, there is a problem. The offender may well have been Sean Doherty by virtue of these documented complaints. Ouch. And the documents recently dumped by the Assembly Caucus in response to a Capitol Public Radio sexual misconduct settlement inquiry are clear Mr. Doherty got TERMINATED straight out by the Assembly Rules Committee. It is irrefutable. (The victim’s name is withheld on purpose)

When you are prepared, read the documents related to Doherty, they are disturbing and graphic. It is my understanding that there are more women who declined to even allow redacted copies of their complaints against Doherty to be published. The substantiated allegations that led to Doherty being terminated included F-Bomb laden comments about staffer’s sex-lives and requests for staffer to wear shorter skirts, etc. The two listed complaints were in 2017. They also included documented instances of physical contact by Mr. Doherty.

So there is your revenge nexus for Doherty, he was fired by Devon Mathis and the rules committee for his misconduct.

Despite the allegations being pushed, Assemblyman Devon Mathis is not on the list. If the allegations were true, Mathis would likely have joined Travis Allen on the list with the 4 other democrat members. Think it through, given the democrats forced to resign, the leadership really want to nail a Republican to the wall. If there was something there, Mathis would have been crucified already.

If challenged, I can prove that Doherty has been pushing most all the negative stories floating around, especially including the alleged sexual assault which I can say with 99% certainty did not happen, not even close.

The stories I have been told about Mr. Doherty are as bad, if not worse, than those surrounding disgraced former Ted Gaines Chief of Staff and current campaign consultant Steve Davey. (who despite his long, sordid resume is working on Gaines’ Board of Equalization campaign)

I will conclude this by saying that Devon Mathis does indeed have quite a few issues, not the least of which is his “yes” vote on cap and trade. And, I will repeat that the way his campaign people handled the crisis communication basically validated the lie being spread about the alleged assault and that alone may have mortally wounded Devon Mathis. While Devon appears to be completely innocent of the assault, he may still lose for a variety of reasons that pre-existed Sean Doherty’s rampage to get him.

The State level media is obviously unaware of this nexus, and has not picked up on the significance of Sean Doherty being on the report. Hopefully, some of them will see this blog and follow up on it.

Feb 032018
 

Back in January of 2016, we broke the sensational story of State Senator Ted Gaines Chief of Staff Steve Davey getting fired by the Senate Rules Committee for a slew of sexual harassment and misconduct complaints.

The recently released document dump has Steve Davey all over it.

This is a personal sense of vindication as I had been told by two capitol insiders that Davey had been terminated. The document dump shows only 2 of the 7 complaints I was told about and does indeed show he was terminated on 2/8/2016.

The LA Times wrote about this story and the got half the story correct and half wrong. It is the clear opinion of this blogger that Dave Titus, Gaines’ current Chief of Staff is working overtime to try to kill the story.

A third capitol insider confirmed recently that the Senate Rules Committee was going to fire Davey, however they let him quit. Ted Gaines had nothing at all to do with Steve Davey quitting as Davey had a string of verified complaints going back to almost the beginning of his reign of terror working for both Gaines. The Gaines knew and did nothing about this monster.

The LA Times was correct that Davey was kept on as a consultant for Beth Gaines’ ill-fated Supervisor Race and he is currently working for Ted Gaines’ Board of Equalization race. We have proof that we will share at a time that suits us, especially if the Gaines respond to this allegation by attacking the accuracy of this blog similar to when I broke the story of Davey’s termination.

In a follow up post on 2/7/2016, we went in to further detail with a former staffer that went on the record to fill in some details:

I always wanted to try to like Steve and Ted, and push aside those negative things people told me. The cumulative effect of things like Steve “ordering” me to move his ball closer to the pin so he could win a putter, and the two of them handicapping the date of the late Senator Cox’s demise with glee and laughter whilst in their capitol office was but one of many nails in the coffin that eventually convinced me that it is indeed true what people say about Steve Davey and Ted Gaines. And the stuff about Steve harassing fellow female employees is all too true. I saw it, many times. How’s about that for trusting in elected officials!

Had the LA Times done some due dilligence, they’d have understood that their story was woefully incomplete. The monster known as Steve Davey was doing this stuff for years as the staffer I spoke to back in 2012 worked for the Gaines operation from 2007-2012 and had a front row seat. In addition, this staffer is no longer a Republican. (I can’t blame him can you?)

Ted Gaines is currently running for Board of Equalization. Steve Davey is STILL involved in the Gaines political operation and affairs. They knew. They did nothing, therefore the Gaines own Steve Davey’s behavior.

Feb 022018
 

Travis Allen’s nascent campaign for Governor was mortally wounded today.

Added to the laundry list of issues is the fatal wound – Travis Allen stands alone on the #METOO list as the only Republican Member of the Assembly to qualify for the honor.

Cases released to the news media on Friday, more than three months after requests for the public records, were for instances in which discipline was imposed or allegations against elected officials or their employees was deemed well-founded.

▪ In 2013, a staff member complained that Allen had seemed to “make a practice of being unnecessarily close to her” and it made her uncomfortable. She described a briefing where they sat next to each other and he slid his foot over to touch hers, and an another incident in which he came up behind her in the cafeteria and squeezed her shoulders. She said she heard from another woman in the office that when she shook hands with Allen, he held onto her hand and “petted it.”

Jon Waldie, former chief administrator of the Assembly, spoke to Allen after the complaint was filed and “reminded him to be very conscious of his conduct.” He said Allen “could not recall a time when he might have been too familiar with staff,” but did remember two women being overly friendly with him at an event outside of work.

Got it – Travis Allen’s response? It was their fault. Travis Allen is going to have way too much explaining to do to all but the most unreachable. It is probably too large a list off issues to have to explain in order to save his campaign that is $207,000 in the hole.

Let’s be overly friendly with the list of issues Travis Allen has.

Two verified sexual misconduct complaints

Two Assembly Campaigns in the hole a combined $88,000

A Governor Campaign in the hole $207,000

$42,000 in tax liens

A nice list of donations to democrats:

His donations started in August 2010, when he gave $100 to Newsom’s campaign for lieutenant governor. Newsom is now one of his rivals in the 2018 governor’s race. Allen, who lives in Huntington Beach, also gave $250 to the Democratic Party of Orange County’s federal political action committee.

In October 2010, Allen gave $250 to California Sen. Barbara Boxer, $250 to the state Democratic Party and $1,000 to Brown. The donation to Brown was made in the name of the financial planning firm Allen owns, Wealth Strategies Group. All of the other contributions to Democrats were made in his own name.

Allen also gave $250 to “4 for Senate Victory,” a committee that supported Democratic U.S. senators and Senate candidates, in October 2010 — although it’s unclear whether that was a separate donation from the $250 he gave to Boxer. The committee bankrolled candidates like Boxer, Michael Bennet of Colorado and Richard Blumenthal of Connecticut.

Finally, in June 2011, Allen donated $500 to the campaign of Rep. Brad Sherman, D-Sherman Oaks, who made headlines this year for becoming the first member of Congress to introduce articles of impeachment against Trump.

In addition, Travis Allen has missed over 500 votes in the State Legislature, including skipping voting on the lead ammo ban and subsequent accolades from the Humane Society.

Lastly, Travis Allen is getting hammered almost daily by the California Pro-Life Council over his Pro-Choice record as a legislator.

Some Conservative.

Travis Allen has issued some weak responses including explaining away his financial largess to democrats as “Buying Event Tickets” and being “Before he was in office”. Well, the sexual misconduct explanation is outrageous and the behavior happened once he was in office, just like the tax liens. Now his governor campaign is running on fumes and those fumes just caught fire. It is time for Travis Allen to go home for the good of California.

What’s next? Taking a gun onto an airplane? #NOTMAGA #EPICFAIL

Feb 012018
 

Travis Allen would have you believe he is the premier conservative in the race for governor. We’ve seen that he does not pay his bills, garnering some $42,000+ in Tax Liens.

Travis Allen is carrying debt from his 2012 Assembly run, still, 6 years later. Try $13,091 in debt. Who is still waiting on payment? <<< Click the hyperlink for the Secretary of State’s Report

Travis Allen is carrying massive debt from his 2018 Assembly Campaign account – showing $82,520 in debt against a meager $7400 in cash, a deficit of $75K

He starts $88,000 in the hole unless he has no intention of paying his bills.

Then we have this gem from the Los Angeles Times:

Cox’s cash on hand puts him far ahead of GOP rival Travis Allen, who entered 2018 more than $200,000 in debt. The other top Republican in the race, former Rep. Doug Ose, won’t have to disclose finances until the spring because he entered the contest only this month.

He reported raising $518,446 in 2017, on top of the $3 million the Rancho Santa Fe businessman donated to his campaign.

Travis Allen used his failed gas tax measure to raise $368K, not bad until you look at his report. Since many of his supporters think the LA Times made the numbers up, similar to the above links to data straight off of the actual filings, here we are again with a copy of the actual report. WHOOPS. 135,585 in cash, and 342,850 in the hole. For those of you scoring at home that pretty close to $207,000 in the hole.

What is $207K + 95k? 302K. This is called a financial train-wreck and anyone working for him or doing business with him should take serious pause.

The reality is that Mr. Allen has left the two old accounts open, one for 6 years as he has neglected or intended to not pay back the debts in either of them. The fact that his governor account is in the hole $200K when Mr. Cox is sitting on $2MM begs the obvious question – is facebook the only place Travis Allen will be campaigning? Will he get invited to future debates where he can try to earn media by fighting with the moderator? That’s it, Facebook and making bombastic moves at pubic forums appear to the the Travis Allen strategy as it does not appear he can afford the slate mail cards he alleges to have put deposits in on.

When you add to this that Travis Allen has a horrific attendance record to the legislature, missing large numbers of important votes over the years – the tax liens, the campaign debt and the lackadaisical attendance to the job he got elected to and paid for suggest a man who is neither a conservative by life choices nor ready for the Governor’s office.

Feb 012018
 

Blogger’s Note: While I disagree vehemently with the deputy’s characterization of the KPMG Audit of Riverside County’s Finances, however that is really aside from the main point. We will highlight the key parts for emphasis:

As we conclude our negotiations and are likely to be imposed upon; I noticed a change in demeanor amongst our sergeants and station administrators.  More so, as we enter an election year with Sheriff Sniff being challenged by Lieutenant Chad Bianco.  Supervision have made it clear that no political discussions are to take place while on duty.  No verbal endorsement expressed to the public or campaign signs. Okay, I understand and will comply with these directives. But off-duty advocate for who you support as it is our right free from intimidation to promote the candidate each of believe in.

However, I have over heard a few of our sergeants and lieutenants talking within ear shot about negotiations and what is anticipated to be a very heated election for Sheriff. I concluded that LEMU is concerned how bad a contract they will get and believe KPMG is dictating the course of negotiations with the county’s approval.  If I may opine off topic, KPMG is making a lot of money off the backs of all county employees.  Really, the Board of Supervisors isn’t intelligent enough to do their own audit in an effort to save money?  Instead they pay KPMG millions of dollars…

I have read a lot about rumors in the RSO Reader and wonder where are these rumors were originating from.  At my station I never heard of these rumors and frankly don’t care.  But since we are on the topic of rumors, I heard Sheriff Sniff directed his captains to speak with their lieutenant have them sign a 3×5 card pledging their support.  This rumor quickly became fact when I overheard lieutenants talking about feeling pressured to sign the card.  I felt bad for the lieutenants because as an RSA member, I am not intimidated to support anyone, I am just asked to vote on whom to endorse without fear of retaliation. I Guess LEMU is an arm of the Sheriff to do what he wants with, like demand an endorsement.

Another rumor I heard is that those who supported Lieutenant Chad Bianco in past and honorably retired were not afforded a retirement badge.  The speculation is that being presented a retirement badge is Sheriff Sniff’s decision to or not to.  Well, after 25-30 years of honorable service a retiree should get a badge regardless of the candidate he or she supports.  It’s about protecting and serving the community, citizens and our Department.   If unfortunate and I apologize for not signing my name, but I don’t want to get transferred from my current station for expressing my opinion as afforded to me under the United States Constitution.  I hope you understand my position.  As an employee, do you feel you are being intimidated to support Sheriff Sniff?  Especially, if you are on the promotional list…Vote who you believe in and keep it to yourself.

This is clear:

  1. Sniff is strong-arming Lt’s to sign endorsement cards (remember LT’s and Captains are considered “management” thus they are not union members).
  2. Sniff is retaliating against retirees by withholding common honors from them. This would be similar to not presenting a 20 or 30 year military man with a flag at their retirement ceremony.
  3. This employee is clearly fearful of intimidation and is also clear he has seen others get forcibly transferred to worse duty stations.

Now ask yourself, how can Sheriff Sniff be an effective Sheriff with this kind of culture? Perhaps this is why crime is spiking up significantly in Riverside County.