Saturday, June 18, 2011

Friday Free For All - Late Edition: Trutanich Web of Lies Graphic Popular In City Hall, ADDA Affiliation "In the bag"


 The email from Sheriff Baca and our op-ed on how it lies about the level of City Attorney Carmen Trutanich's peripheral involvement in the federal arrest and indictment of 38th St. Gangmembers, appears to have gone viral.

Comments suggest that the graphic showing Baca, Trutanich and his phony campaign caught in a web of lies, has been printed out widely at City Hall.

While many are taking delight that Trutanich's credibility is crumbling because of his serial grandstanding, others are concerned that it could harm their chances of getting rid of him before the end of his term.


DDA Rob Dver's YouTube testimonial may have tipped the balance amongst undecided ADDA members in favor of joining one of the largest unions in the State. The deadline for members' votes to be received is Monday, June 20, 2011.

Joining AFSCME is believed to be central to ADDA leaders Steve Ipsen and Hyatt Seligman's plan to force all DDAs to either pay dues to the ADDA and AFSCME, or be compelled to pay an equivalent sum (approx $900 a year) towards a non-religious 501(c)(3) organization. The compulsory fee plan is called an "Agency Shop" for reasons best know to organized labor aficionados.

Seligman, who had once complained that he was unable to send emails, had been bombarding members with daily missives urging a 'Yes' vote. Those emails dried up earlier this week, suggesting that Seligman and Ipsen believe they have the votes necessary to force through the first stage of their plan.

The Los Angeles Metropolitan News Enterprise provided some insight into the issues raised by both joining a large labor union and the compulsory fees issue.


The Dragnet will exclusively reveal further details of the extent of the ADDA security breach as soon as sources confirm the allegations contained in the anonymous comment posted at 12:15am in response to our previous article.



Anonymous said...

You need a bigger web for all of Trutanichs lies. Make room for his lies about saving the city millions of dollars - it's all voodoo math. He uses the initial demand as the basis of the claim. Any lawyer with half a brain knows that the initial demand is always exaggerated - it's the starting point. You slip and fall and claim $50k, but in reality the claim is worth $10k at best. No jury would ever award $50k, but when Trutanich settles the claim for $15k, he's "saved" the city $35k according to his voodoo math. It's pathetic.

If you calculate the difference between the final demand before trial and the amount of the award, then you will see that Trutanich is lying. His success rate is worse than it was under Rocky, and the recent high dollar jury awards in LAPD cases proves that.

Anonymous said...

The vote to join AFSCME was fixed. It had nothing to do with Dver on You Tube. Get used to the way the ADDA fixes elections because it is not the first time, and it will not be the last.