No Representation, No Respect

By Susan Fisher, CAH Legislative Consultant

On November 9, immediately following the presidential election, CA Senate Pro Tem Kevin de Leon and the Speaker of the Assembly, Anthony Rendon proved again that they do not represent all Californians and most certainly don’t represent crime victims in California.

Quote: “yesterday Americans expressed their views on a pluralistic and democratic society that are clearly inconsistent with the values of the people of California…… Californians overwhelmingly rejected politics fueled by resentment, bigotry, and misogyny”.

Per the New York Times on November 14, 9:01 EST: 3,215,549 Californians expressed that “inconsistent” viewpoint, along with much of the rest of the country. Twenty-six California counties had a majority of voters with that viewpoint, apparently “fueled by resentment, bigotry and misogyny”.

Quote: “California has long set an example for other states to follow. And California will defend its people…”

Really?? Kevin de Leon voted to pass AB 109; protecting criminals and causing many more victims of violence, including a 10-year-old girl who was taken from her bedroom at knifepoint and repeatedly raped by Tobias Summers, a repeat offender. There’s an example to follow; good job Kevin.

Quote: “California—a refuge of justice and opportunity for people of all walks, talks, ages and aspirations—regardless of how you look, where you live, what language you speak, or who you love”.

Gentlemen, did you mean to exclude 64-year-old Marilyn Pharis who was raped, tortured and murdered in Santa Maria by two men, one of whom was an illegal immigrant who had been arrested six times in 15 months prior to her death? Are you concerned about 32-year-old Kate Steinle and the opportunities lost when she was murdered in cold blood by another illegal immigrant in one of your “sanctuary cities”, a criminal who had been deported ve times? What about Jamiel Shaw Jr, who was only 17, and a high school football star when he was shot in the head by an “undocumented” (that’s PC for illegal, folks) gang member while he was walking home? How about Detective Michael Davis, Deputy Danny Oliver, Of cer Tony Zeppetella, Deputy David March, CHP Of cer Gregory Bailey, Deputy Daniel Oliver and many, many other members of law enforcement?

Where is the refuge for the law-abiding, legal citizens of this beautiful state? Who are you defending? Where is this justice you are bragging about?

Quote: “While Donald Trump may have won the presidency, he hasn’t changed our values”.

Seriously guys, what values are you bragging about? Because the Governor of this state just managed to pass three horsemen of the apocalypse in California… AB109, Prop 47 and Prop 57; and he did it by lying to the voting public who cannot possibly wrap their brains around the fact that “non-serious/non-violent” includes rape of a an unconscious person and placing an explosive device on school grounds or in a hospital (along with numerous other special, violent acts) because, frankly, that’s just plain stupid.

So really, let’s hope that President Elect Trump, or SOMEBODY will “change our values”. Because, frankly, it’s you who are the threat to our constitution and (as a multiple generation native Californian) I’m getting really tired of being embarrassed while the rest of the country laughs, watching you “defend your accomplishments”.

No 62, Yes 66 – Mend, Don’t End, California’s Death Penalty

Posted on FB by Jodi Wolf Keesee:

I thought I would share a letter my husband wrote to Governor Brown sent via email through the state’s website. I’m pretty sure there won’t be a response but maybe if the silent majority spoke up we can make a difference.  Something has to change, something has to give!

Governor,

I worked WITH Steve Owen for more then ten years. I worked FOR him for three years. Steve was an icon on the L.A. County Sheriff’s Department and just a great street cop. He worked diligently through the years to lower the crime rate in the Antelope Valley which is the area he also called home. He mentored many young Deputies by leading them through his hard work. He could tolerate a mistake by anybody but would not tolerate laziness. He worked harder at 53 years old then most people at 23 years old. Although Steve could be intimidating, he was acually just a big teddy bear to those of us who had the honor to know him. His integrity and honor was second to none.

The Antelope Valley enjoyed a few years of great success in significantly lowering the crime rate. Steve was able to see that his hard work was paying off. Unfortunately his hard work was wiped away with the stroke of a few pens (AB109, P.R.C.S. and Prop 47). Without these early release programs, the criminal that murdered Steve would have probably still have been incarcerated.

Now your office wishes to dump more criminals onto the streets of California by pushing prop 57. A proposition which the Attorney General had the audacity to call “The Public Safety and Rehabilitation Act of 2016”.

Steve despised these policies that you continue to push down the throats of the State of California.

I saw in an article that you offered your condolences but it is for the above listed reasons that you dont get to offer your condolences. We won’t allow you to disrespect his legacy. You represent the very thing he was against. Your political agenda supercedes doing what is right and that is something Steve Owen would never do. He would never compromise his morals for a dollar. We at Lancaster Sheriff’s Station do not accept your condolences.

Regarding Steve Owen’s murder suspect, it was already illegal for him to possess a firearm. Murder suspect’s do not care what gun laws you impose on us law abiding citizens.

Thanks,
Dave Keesee

no62yes66

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Mend, Don’t End, California’s Death Penalty

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10-YEAR-OLD DOUBLE MURDER CASE OF BILL AND LEE CHAPMAN REMAINS UNSOLVED

The Family of Bill & Lee Chapman
Facebook: A Voice for Bill & Lee Chapman

PRESS RELEASE

10-YEAR-OLD DOUBLE MURDER CASE OF BILL AND LEE CHAPMAN REMAINS UNSOLVED

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MERCED, CA – TEN YEARS AGO, on October 1, 2006, the lives of one Merced family changed forever. Bill and Lee Chapman were murdered in their quiet neighborhood in Merced, California. To make matters worse, their house was then set on fire in an effort to destroy evidence.

“My grandparents were the sweetest people you could meet. The family joke was that Grandpa had more jobs than me, even though he was 70 years older,” says Stephanie Mason, 31, one of the couple’s seven grandchildren.

While many may remember Bill as the man behind Chapman’s Shoes in the 1960s and 1970s, in his later years he served as a custodian to his church and sold both vacuums and vitamins part time. Lee kept herself busy around the home, especially with her love for books and popular culture. She was always taking care of her children and grandchildren, making sure all were fed to bursting whenever they came to visit.

Mason continued, “They were our biggest supporters. They were at graduations and sporting games. They attended every birthday party they possibly could. Most importantly, they loved their three children and seven grandchildren equally.”

But what remains for the family besides who did this, is the lingering question of why would anyone want to murder their parents and grandparents. What could possibly prompt somebody to murder a sweet, elderly couple that had been married 59 years? They had survived depression and war and yet their lives were taken from them in their own home.

A $50,000 reward remains in place by the State of California for anyone providing information leading to the arrest and conviction of the person(s) responsible for this tragedy. Anyone with information is asked to call Merced police detective Joe Deliman or the department’s anonymous tipster line at (209) 385-4725.

Family and friends are invited to join together for a candlelight vigil to remember Bill and Lee Chapman. The vigil will be held Saturday, October 1, at 7pm, at the site of their former home on Bear Creek Drive.

“Their absence is felt at every Christmas, every birthday, and every major family event. They missed out on graduations, weddings and now the birth of six great grandchildren. There is a tremendous hole in our family because of their unexpected deaths,” says Mason.

Charles The Chief Williams Interviews Jan on KGM1 Radio

Jan appears on Thoughts of a Common Man hosted by Charles The Chief Williams.

What they’re saying about Jan.

Hi Jan,

I have had the pleasure over the years to meet you on four occasions. Many know you better than me, but I can honestly say that you and Jane are my heroes. You inspire people like me to continue the work we do, and believe that our efforts one day will pay dividend. Your enthusiasm rubs off and generosity knows no bounds.

Thank for considering my Tatiana and I as friends.

Hugs and love.

D & T xx

 

janandthechief

Jan and Charles at the KGM1 Studio.

Crime is on the rise in California

In 2015, crime rate information released by the FBI and the California Attorney General confirmed that crime is on the rise in California for the first time in more than 2 decades.  This is largely due to the double sucker punch delivered by Jerry Brown and the CA legislature with AB109 (“Public Safety Realignment”) and Proposition 47 (“Safe Neighborhoods and Schools Act).

In November, Proposition 57 (“public Safety & Rehabilitation Act”) and Proposition 62 (“Justice That Works Act”) will both be on the ballot.  57 will complete the Brown agenda to unleash as many violent criminals onto CA streets as possible, and 62 will do what Rose Bird did to contribute to Brown’s first public safety debacle in the 70’s and 80’s.

It is important for you to know as much as possible about your representatives in the CA legislature.  Just like the make believe titles that are assigned to these “get out of jail free” initiatives, many elected officials would like you to believe that they care about the safety of their law-abiding constituents more than they do about touchy-feely social experiments involving really heinous criminals.  To that end, we are providing you again with the votes that resulted in the passage of AB109 – step 1 in the breakdown of CA’s public safety system.  You be the judge.  Does your Senator/Assemblyperson/Party of choice vote like they care about your safety?  From our perspective there are only a few reasons someone would vote to pass dangerous legislation like this & support equally dangerous initiatives while claiming to care about public safety…. 1.  Unwilling to become educated about the issue; 2.  Liars with an agenda; and 3.  Just plain dumb.   What do you think?

Senate votes to pass AB 109 in 2011:

Alquist      Calderon      Corbett      De Leon      DeSaulnier      Evans      Hancock      Hernandez

Kehoe      Leno      Lieu      Liu      Lowenthal      Negrete McLeod      Padilla      Pavley      Price

Rubio      Simitian      Steinberg      Vargas      Wolk      Wright      Yee

Assembly votes to pass AB 109 in 2011:

Alejo      Allen      Amniano      Atkins      Beall      Block      Blumenfield      Bonilla      Bradford

Brownley      Buchanan      Butler      Calderon      Campos      Carter      Cedillo      Chesbro      Davis

Dickinson      Feuer      Fong      Fuentes      Furutani      Galgiani      Gatto      Gordon      Hall

Hayashi      Hernandez    Hill      Huber      Hueso      Huffman      Lara      Lowenthal      Ma

Mendoza      Mitchell      Monning      Solorio      Swanson      Torres      Wieckowski      Williams

Yamada      Perez

Some of these folks have moved on to other positions, taking their bad judgement with them.   Many have not.   The bottom line is that these people are responsible for putting violent repeat offenders on the street and calling them non-serious, non-violent, despite warnings from Law Enforcement and Victim Rights groups across the state.  Lazy?  Disingenuous?  Stupid?

Take some time before the November elections to call your Legislators, your Chiefs and Sheriffs, and your elected District Attorney.  Ask them what position they are taking on 57 & 62. In fact, I encourage you to ask what position they took on AB 109 (if they aren’t on the list above) and on Prop 47.  Then, if they supported these very bad laws and plan to support more in the future, ask them what they will do to make amends to those who were and will be victimized, maybe even murdered, in the aftermath of their willful disregard for the safety of their constituents.  Hold them responsible with your votes and by spreading the word so that others can hold them responsible too.

Scott Fizzle’s parole hearing delayed for 2 years.

We have just been informed by the California Department of Corrections that Scott Fizzell has declined his hearing and it will now be delayed for 2 years.  We don’t know why.  Thank you for your support.  In 2 years we will be doing this again, so hang on to the letters if you already wrote them.  If you would like to submit any personal letters you may have already written, let us know and we will try to get an address to send them to.

Thanks again for all of your love and support.

Jacque and Dennis MacDonald

Never Give Up Hope!

COLD CASE opened in November 2013 by the Alameda County District Attorney’s office and will be going to trial in July,  over 26 years since the murder of my Uncle, Stephen Rudiger. Between the East Regional Park District, the Alameda County District Attorney’s office, police, investigator’s, and everyone in between- two arrests were finally made. Not to go into lengthy details of the case, but these two suspects  had been under investigation since the day they found my deceased Uncle. One, who is already incarcerated for another crime, recently plead to the crime and provided ample incriminating evidence to put the other suspect away for the rest of her life. It has been a long road for my three cousins, their mom, and closest to me- my Father. Both of my Grandparents, Steve’s mom and dad, have passed away without knowing we finally may have justice.

First the rage, sadness, feeling of sudden loss, more rage, then the feeling of the unknown has definitely been overwhelming over this long period of time. But, never give up. You never know who out there has additional information or may remember something that could help solve other COLD CASES.  There were members of the law enforcement community that have stayed on our case over the past 26 years and though a few have retired, they are still following and supporting the investigation. We had the current owner’s of my Uncle’s home allow an investigative team  come into their home and break through a stairway wall to gather paint samples in order to retrieve the necessary DNA samples under multi layers of paint. The father of one of the accused came forward with testimony that gave motive for the crime and placed his son in the area at the same time. This man could have easily stayed silent and not have shared (even under oath) this information, but he did.

Even after years of wondering, our family has all come together and are anxiously anticipating a conviction of the “witch”, who cold heartedly calculated and executed the murder of my Uncle Steve in his own home. We will keep you posted on the details and outcome of the trial.

Thank you for our long standing support,

Kelly Rudiger

Stanislaus prosecutors make arrest in 2003 Lacy Ferguson slaying

An arrest has been made in the 2003 slaying of Modesto resident Lacy Marie Ferguson, whose mother crusaded for years for justice in her daughter’s death.

David Aguilar, 44, formerly of Modesto, was booked at the Stanislaus County jail on suspicion of murder Thursday, according to a Stanislaus County District Attorney’s Office news release issued Friday. He is scheduled to be arraigned in Superior Court on Tuesday.

Read more here:

http://www.modbee.com/news/local/crime/article80468587.html#emlnl=Breaking_News_Alerts#storylink=cpy