CITY OF RIVERSIDE: AS OF SUNDAY 03.25.2013 DAY 153 STILL NO CHARGES! KAREN WRIGHT NOT GIVEN THE RIOT ACT AT COURT APPEARANCE? DA’S CASE DOA? OR POLITICAL HOT POTATO? SHOULD CITY COUNCIL DROP THE CHARGES?

Posted: January 25, 2013 in Uncategorized
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In an incident that made national news, Public Speaker Karen Wright appeared at her December 27th court date regarding her charge of disrupting a public meeting.  Later found through a public request act of the police report, City Attorney Gregory Priamos had given instruction to RPD Officer Sahagun to stop Wright from going past the three minute allotted time by sixteen seconds.

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                            Riverside City Attorney Greg Priamos               Riverside DA Paul Zellerbach

The situation became increasingly incomprehensible when Priamos would not comment do to “attorney-client privilege.”  Attorney client privilege?  That’s what we said…  In lieu things continued to take a strange turn when the filing by the Paul Zellerbach’s District Attorney’s office was never issued.  Karen was told by the court to call the DA’s office to find out if the DA intends to file or not.  Attorney Letitia Pepper attempted to request the issue be addressed in court so she could ask for a dismissal.  The court would not allow this.  The waiting game continues, since the DA did not have the courtesy to follow through, the justice system leaves Ms. Wright in the dark at this point, and she herself must make the effort to contact and find out their intentions.  How many DA departments be connected to and placed on hold to ask the question, “Mr. DA, do you plan to file charges against me?”  Could this inaction by the DA’s office be construed as a continued form of harassment toward Ms. Wright?  Or to continue the confusion so a warrant for her arrest is issued?  That’s so Riverside.  Most Riversidian’s agree, the Council and Mayor should have dropped the charges rather than enduring more city embarrassment, but currently the DA appears to be dancing around the issue..  So what is DA Paul Zellerbach’s relationship with the City of Riverside?  Possibley BB&K?  The Riveriside Grand Jury?  Local Superior Court Judges?  The Attorney General Office of the State of California?  and of course local cronies?

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One of the first items for new Mayor William “Rusty” Bailey would have been to drop charges.  Currently, Chief Sergio Diaz has yet to publicly apologize to Ms. Wright for his behavior and unrestrained verbality toward her earlier this year at a City Council Meeting.  No complaints were issued against Chief Diaz by Wright.  Chief Diaz was not arrested at this incident for his disturbance at Council Chambers.

So the citation issued by the police lists a court date. You check the docket the day before and can’t find your name, you call the DA and they say they are still consulting. You are then in a position where you still have to go to court because you don’t want to have the DA file at the last minute, you not show and the judge issue a bench warrant. You also don’t want to appear in court without an attorney, so you have that exspence. I’m sorry but it looks like they are unfairly jerking Ms. Wright around. This case should have been dismissed. Shame on the city of Riverside and shame on the DA.  – Kevin Dawson, Commenter on the PE

Just wait until the trial and CA Greg Priamos takes the stand under oath and has to testify who ordered him to order the officer to “stop” her. I don’t think his “apology” will quite cut it here.  – Mary Shelton, Commenter on the PE

UPDATE: 01/04/2013: Acording to the Press Enterprise, John Hall, Spokesman for the Riverside County District Attorney’s Office, state they didn’t have enough time to investigate.

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John Hall, Spokeshole Spokesperson for the Riverside City DA’s Office

Okay John! this can expressly be construed as the DA does not have a case.  Hall went on to say, “There’s nothing that we have to do by law to notify anyone that nothing’s going to be done on that particular day.”  Okay John, I get it, you have the power but you had over 8 weeks to figure this out!  What goes?  By the way do you take dance lessons, because it appears you are dancing around the issue as well as the Big Kahuna, Zellerbach.  He further stated according to the Press Enterprise, that in the past six years, only one other case has come in under penal code section § 403 — disturbing a public meeting — and the district attorney ended up filing different charges against the suspect.  Penal Code § 403 states every person who, without authority of law, willfully disturbs or breaks up any assembly or meeting that is not unlawful in its character, other than an assembly or meeting referred to in Section 302 of the Penal Code or Section 18340 of the Elections Code, is guilty of a misdemeanor.  So they couldn’t charge someone with the original arrest charge of penal code § 403 and had to concoct subsequent charge or unlterior trumped up charge?  So why would the DA have to do this? Would it be because of the embarrassment of the whole charge to begin with?  As of January 4, 2013, Wright’s case remains “under review” and remains unlisted on the courts databases.  “Under review?”  Is this code word for “no case?”  It’s only common courtesy that the DA’s office show on a court date, it’s only common courtesy that the DA’s office collaborate with the defendent, otherwise can this be construed by the DA’s office of a pronounce expression of arrogance?  Information for the DA’s Office only.. we have included a printable icon for ease of printability in order for the DA’s office to file TMC articles..

THE TWEET OF THE CONDER

So far this year, it’s okay to utilize public emails for campaign purposes by violating CA Code 8314 (a), it’s okay to give the finger to someone at City Council.  Talking about fingers, according to Press Enterprise’s Alicia Robinson’s tweets, it appears that Councilman’ s Chris Mac Arthur’s legislative aide Chuck Conder issued a petition in lieu of a filing fee for the upcoming June 2013 election for Ward 4.

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Let’s see, by golly isn’t that Councilman Paul Davis’s current Ward?  Wasn’t that the same Chuck Conder who was canvassing the Ward 4 neighborhoods for petition signatures against changing wards due to redistricting?  Incidently, Chuck resides in Ward 4 and did not want that changed.  The final accepted version of the district map coincidently cut the area in question directly in half.  His residence remaining in Ward 4, while the other half went to Ward 2.

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Isn’t Councilman’s Paul Davis up for reelection in June 2013?  Will the real Chuck Conder please step up!

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                                              Nope!                      Still Not Right!            Ahhh Yes, this is the one!

JUST FOR LAUGHS!

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and who was really the Wizard of Emerald City?

RIVERSIDE FORGOTTEN…

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View of the Santa Ana Bridge dedication ceremony, 1932, Riverside, California

TMC, RATED RIVERSIDE’S MOST “SLANDEROUS” AND MEZZSPELLED, “MISSPELLED” AND “OPINIONATED” BLOG SITE!  TEMPORARILY BLOCKED BY THE CITY OF RIVERSIDE AT PUBLIC ACCESS SITES WITHIN THE CITY, THEN UNBLOCKED.  I GUESS YOU CANNOT DO THAT ACCORDING TO ACLU.  RATED ONE TWO ONE STAR OUT OF FIVE IN TERMS OF COMMUNITY APPROVAL RATINGS..  TMC IS NOW EXCLUSIVELY ON FILE WITH THE COUNTY OF RIVERSIDE’S DISTRICT ATTORNEY’S OFFICE, AND PROSSIBLY POSSIBLY ON FILE WITH THE CITY OF RIVERSIDE’S POTENTIAL SLAPP SUIT LIST… WE WILL HAVE TO ASK GREGORY ABOUT THAT ONE ( OUR PEOPLE WILL HAVE TO CONTACT HIS PEOPLE)… AGAIN, THANK-YOU COMMUNITY OF RIVERSIDE AND THE CITY OF RIVERSIDE EMPLOYEE’S FOR YOUR SUPPORT!   COMMENTS ALWAYS WELCOMED, ESPECIALLY SPELL CHECKERS!  EMAIL ANONYMOUSLY WITH YOUR DIRT OR FOR CONTACT!   THIRTYMILESCORRUPTION@HOTMAIL.COM

Comments
  1. Wait, I thought he told everyone when the petition was circulating that he had no plans to run for the Ward Four seat, because what was it? Paul Davis was doing such a great job which was why those circulating the petition said they wanted to remain in the fourth yard.
    I’m too jaded to believe that was true. Because politicians are always swearing up and down they won’t run for this office or the next including two who ran for Ward One last time out saying they wouldn’t run for mayor in 2012. Trust a politician to tell the truth and you’re a fool with no one else but yourself to blame.
    Diaz? Well, he certainly finished out 2012 with a bang by some say, “persuading” one of his command staff members to retire early for you know, whatever. All I have to say to Diaz is congratulations, you managed to let the leaders of that clique filled with those who aren’t Team Diaz manipulate you into kicking one of your own off the Island…with another one on deck. I don’t care if you don’t like me a whit even though I’ve been focusing on my book, for whatever reason but don’t park your common sense at the curb please.

  2. Lori Desmond says:

    The sure way for the DA to take action on this case is for Karen Wright or her attorney to file a complaint against the police department. Cops knew they had no grounds to arrest her and that they violated her civil rights. The procedure involves telling her story on paper to the Riverside Police Review Board, a group of pompous pals of the city council who push the paperwork around. This review board turns the complaint over to Internal Affairs, which is actually the Riverside Police Department. So when the RPD “investigates” a complaint, the RPD is investigating themselves; this is certainly not an unbiased investigation at all.

    As soon as Internal Affairs and the Review Board declare there was no mistake made by the RPD or the City of Riverside — this is what they ALWAYS find — the DA will file charges against Ms. Wright immediately. Also, harassment against Ms. Wright will commence immediately in the form of violations for failure of proper upkeep of her lawn (because a city tree overhangs the sidewalk or leaves are on the grass the day after a windstorm), she’ll be double charged repeatedly on her utilities bills every month, police refuse to respond to 9-1-1 calls, neighbors and family members harassed, stalked in person and by personal correspondence by one RPD officer in particular, that kind of thing. There are a hundred people (mostly women) who have learned this lesson the hard way in Riverside. I’m one of them.

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  5. Jackie says:

    The problem for the City is the arrest as it is now part of Karen’s record. The City can drop charges but the charge remains on record. The City Attorney made a mistake trying to protect the new Mayor. A Judge can accept the City request for dismiss but the docket number remains. Karen can ask for an expungement but she was falsely arrested with is a violation of her civil rights even if Riverside doesn’t agree. Karen will have a criminal record of dismissal but it is now part of her life. The video tape shows the violation and the lie told by the City Attorney seals the guilt. The City will have to settle this case and the taxpayers will again cover the cost. Just think all this because the Karen spoke to truth and some members didnt want it record or shown live on TV.

    • Mrs. Schuster says:

      You bring up a great point, Jackie. It was because Karen acted bravely that day when she spoke the truth at a council meeting. At least, I’m going to bet she did if she got arrested for it. Lol! By the way… what did she say? That’s what we should be talking about.

      The real issue here is that Karen was scapegoated by Priamos in order to place blame on her and distract from the City’s hornet’s nest of corruption and lies. So still no charges have been filed, and WE’RE STILL DISTRACTED BY PRIAMOS’ BUFFOONERY!

      (It is terrible about Karen’s criminal record; in the long run, however, let’s trust history will be righted, and the truth of her bravery will encourage others to sacrifice for what is right.)

      No charges will be filed. How could they ever win the case against Ms. Wright? Zellerbach, Priamos, and the Riverside Police Department not only would raise their current buffoonery to a new level, but would become Americas Favorite Laughingstocks.

      Yes, I know it seems like I’m asking for it, but I have it on good authority that buffoons do not read.

      What was the thing Ms. Wright SAID that he was trying to cover up? If The DA does file charges, what kind of lies would come out? It’s too bad we can’t hear from Karen. Obviously, she knows. But with all this triangulation going on (go ahead…Google it), the ones who know everything already never ask a single question — so they can’t learn anything. And the — scapegoats who actually have the answers — are getting shunned.

      • Jackie Rawlings says:

        Mrs. Schuster thanks for your comment. I made a copy of the topic Karen was discussing from the LA Times. You will never in a million years believe how dumb the council was in stopping.

        Oct. 26, 2012

        Karen Wright was denouncing a proposed city contract for sludge waste removal Tuesday when the red lights in the council chambers blinked, signaling that her time was up.

        Now I’m just guessing but this topic was not one that would make Rusty Bailey look good just before the election remember it was a tight election and any disagreement with Bailey might cost him votes. The City Attorney saw the City Manager slip out as we had even a Police Chief arrested for DUI. Then the corruption of the former DA,, the City Attorney was just protecting is future boss and showing his loyalty.

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