Saturday, November 26, 2011

City Attorney absent from end of Occupy LA press conference

Los Angeles Mayor Antonio Villaraigosa joined forces with LAPD Chief Charlie Beck to announce that, with effect from 12:01am on Monday, November 28, 2011, the law will be enforced to bring to an end the illegal occupation of the park surrounding City Hall.

Fox 11 News carried the press conference live, along with worldwide media coverage. Noticeable by his absence, was City Attorney Carmen Trutanich.

Los Angeles City Attorney Carmen Trutanich (pictured right sporting a photo-op raid jacket)
was surprisingly absent from the press conference announcing the plans to end Occupy LA.
Speculation as to Trutanich's absence from a worldwide media event ranges from the Mayor and Chief Beck making the tactical decision not to inflame the Occupy LA protesters with Trutanich's presence, to the City Attorney chickening out as he did with the recent Los Angeles District Attorney candidate's forum.

Trutanich, who is believed to be about to come clean with his plans to run for District Attorney in violation of his 'Pledge to Serve,' may have chosen to chicken out of the Mayor's press conference to avoid further putting his credibility in issue. Trutanich had previously threatened to jail professional protesters for a year, however, all cases against the Dream Act protesters were dismissed.

With media attention bound to be focused on the way City Hall brings to an end the seven week Occupy LA protest, Trutanich is seemingly faced with a dilemma; how can he maximize media attention for himself, without drawing attention to his record of empty threats and grandstanding?



Anonymous said...

Trutanich is going to announce his DA campaign on Thursday according to rumors, so he probably does not want to be part of the Occupy LA craziness that is 100 percent guaranteed to start just after midnight on Sunday night. Trutanich's campaign motto will be "TRU in 12." You heard it here first.

Anonymous said...

Also noticebly absent was council President Eric Garcetti, Wendy Greuel, Jan Perry, Dennis Zine, and Steve Cooley. Maybe they all know something.

Anonymous said...

Carmen Trutanich's thuggish decision to run for D.A. eerily reminds me of Vladimir Putin's decision to run for president of Russia, again. Putin has no public support, is a corrupt authoritarian, but has used political connections and plain thuggery to advance his political and financial interests. Of course it is disparaging to Putin to compare him to Trutanich, but there are obvious parallels in their mentality of self-importance, dangerous quests for power, and delusions of grandeur. Trutanich will raise more money than all the other candidates combined, but I just cannot see the voting public electing him as the next D.A.

Anonymous said...

Trutanich has two speeches prepared for his press conference on the plans to end Occupy LA, if it ends peacefully it was because of HIS advice to Charlie Beck, if it goes bad, it was because HIS advice was ignored. Once again, the a-hole will claim the credit.

Anonymous said...

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