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- Great Start to Immigration Reform: Convicted felonious illegal immigrants will work picking crops while incarcerated to defray taxpayer expense, very much like the "Chain Gang of the South". Deportation will begin at the end of the sentence served!
- Indeed Eddie Glaude. Also, it is refreshing to know that President Barack Obama, Valerie Jarrett, Colin Powell, Magic Johnson, and/or other prominent Blacks have not duped all US born Descendants of Slavery!
- Send the LA County DA Fraud Division After Danny Bakewell, Sr. et al. Typically, Black leaders have been Serving Themselves and not the Black Community!
- It is the Republican State Senate and Republican Senators who are Demanding the Removal of Convicted Felon Senator Roderick Wright from Office, and not the Democratic State Senate, nor the Democratic Party the so-called Vanguard for the Little Guy or Gal
- ...Thank You Sandy Banks! RE : "Roderick Wright was Wrong"... To Date, By Far this is the Best Los Angeles Times Articles that You Have Authored! The Felon and Carpetbagger Roderick Wright Should be Removed from Office and Banned from Public Service!
Some Black Leaders Must Have More than Just a Few Screws Loose in the Old Noggin. These Disgraceful Individuals Either Kiss up to Illegal Aliens or Become Cordial With Unethical Elected Officials Aligned With Felons!
These Black Elected Officials Either Kiss up to Illegal Aliens to Promote Amnesty/Dream Act for Millions of Illegal Aliens…….
…and a dysfunctional Black electorate keep this scum in office.
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“L.A. town hall meeting exposes deep rift on immigration overhaul, Rep. Karen Bass meets with constituents to discuss measures being debated in Congress; the crowd is sharply divided. Bass sees little prospect for passage of 'comprehensive' reform bills in the House.” by Seema Mehta, July 27, 2013
Rep. Karen Bass (D-Los Angeles) said Saturday that she is pessimistic about the prospects for a broad overhaul of the nation's immigration system in the House of Representatives.
"I am not optimistic that comprehensive immigration reform is going to be brought up in the House of Representatives any time soon," said Bass, a member of the Judiciary Committee, which is hearing most of the immigration bills. "The bills making their way through the House I would not want to see go anywhere — they are very onerous; there is no pathway to citizenship in the bills."
Immigration reform legislation, which has cleared the Senate but is being debated in the House, was highlighted in the news in recent days because of a controversial statement made by Rep. Steve King (R-Iowa), who said most children who are in the country illegally are marijuana traffickers, not valedictorians. Politicians on both sides of the aisle denounced his statements, including top leaders of the Republican Party.
Bass said she thinks that the Republicans who denounced King's statements share many of his positions but express them differently.
"There is the crude and there is the sophisticated," she said. "At the end of the day, I think both opinions are pretty much the same in terms of the disrespectful viewpoint of immigrants."
Bass made the remarks shortly before she held a two-hour town hall on the issue at the California Science Center. The congresswoman outlined the legislation that passed the Senate earlier this year, which included a pathway to citizenship along with stricter border enforcement. She asked those who support the measure to urge House Speaker John Boehner to allow the matter to come up for a vote in the House, and to contact the 15 Republican Congress members from California, several of whom are believed to be open to considering supporting immigration reform.
About 300 people attended the meeting, and despite Los Angeles' deeply liberal bent, the crowd was sharply divided over what should be done with the millions of people who are living in this country illegally.
Diana Ramos, 20, said her parents came to the country illegally. She said her older sister and younger brother were born here, but she was born when the family returned to Mexico for a year. Crying, the community college student said she is terrified at the prospect of her family being torn apart.
"It is wrong to separate me from my sister, who has been my role model. It is wrong to separate me from my brother, who has been my motivation. It is wrong to separate me from my mother and father, the soul and the core of my family," she said. "Immigration reform is not about politics but rather a human rights issue. It is time for Congress to give us a vote on the bill with a pathway to citizenship that keeps our families together."
Several spoke out against a pathway to legalization, saying it would reward those who broke the law by entering the country illegally. Others pointed to the economy and unemployment and argued that the job prospects of Americans — particularly African Americans — would be harmed.
Keith Hardiner, 57, said he is the descendant of slaves.
"They were separated from their families, but we had to fight and struggle," said the Silver Lake resident. "And now I feel like we are being set back and the country is being kind of stolen from us."
One man said that Bass and other politicians could be arrested by any American for failing to uphold the Constitution.
"Are you going to do a citizens' arrest?" Bass asked, and her supporters in the crowd chuckled. "Do I get read my rights?"
Copyright © 2013, Los Angeles Times
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A dysfunctional Black electorate have allowed multiple no good elected Black leaders to hold office as carpet-baggers which is in violation of the law and the "oath of office".
If Rod Wright and former 2nd District LA County Supervisor Yvonne "Brentwood" Burke can get away with using false pretenses to hold office, there is a good chance that Compton City Councilman Isaac Galvan can too.
……and/or disgraceful Black elected officials become cordial with unethical elected officials aligned with crooks.
…and a dysfunctional Black electorate keep this scum in office.
“Compton aide fired after political misconduct revelations, Angel Gonzalez, an aide to Compton Councilman Isaac Galvan, is dismissed after the Los Angeles Times reports his convictions for sending out misleading campaign fliers.” by Abby Sewell, August 2, 2013
Compton's city manager has fired an aide to new City Councilman Isaac Galvan who had past convictions for political misconduct.
City Manager Harold Duffey confirmed Friday that he had fired Angel Gonzalez, who he said was hired as Galvan's council liaison on July 3. Gonzalez was released on Thursday, Duffey said.
The move came three days after the Los Angeles Times ran an article on Galvan that included information about Gonzalez's criminal history.
Gonzalez is a printer and political consultant who has worked on many campaigns in southeast Los Angeles County. He is known for his work for former South Gate Treasurer Albert Robles, who is serving time in federal prison for his part in a wide-ranging bribery scheme.
In 2002, Gonzalez pleaded no contest to a felony conspiracy charge — reduced to a misdemeanor at his sentencing — for sending out attack mailers with copies of fake official documents purporting to show that a South Gate council candidate had been disqualified from the ballot and was under investigation as a "suspected felon." In a separate case, he was convicted of two misdemeanor counts of sending out misleading campaign fliers.
Galvan and Gonzalez said they had met through Victory Outreach, an evangelical church where Galvan said they both volunteer to counsel at-risk youth. Galvan worked for Gonzalez's print shop in West Adams, and Gonzalez served as his campaign manager when he ran for Compton's City Council.
Galvan, 26, won a historic victory in June as the first Latino elected to public office in Compton. He then asked the city to hire Gonzalez to the council liaison position, a part-time job with an annual salary of $47,500.
Duffey said although Gonzalez worked as Galvan's aide, he was an at-will employee of the city who reported to the city manager. He declined to comment in detail on the reason for terminating Gonzalez.
"I felt that it was better to sever the relationship," Duffey said. "I exercised my right, and my goal was to protect the city."
Reached by phone, Galvan said he needed time to "gather my thoughts" and did not offer further comment.
Gonzalez maintained he was being unfairly targeted.
"The City Manager Harold Duffey, in concert with some council members, are retaliating against Councilman Galvan by firing me," he said in an emailed response. "This is an attempt to silence questions that Councilman Galvan and I have raised regarding the handling and disposition of public funds."
He pointed to Galvan's request at a recent council meeting to put the city's lobbying contract out to bid, and said the councilman opposed a proposal to amend the city manager's contract to give him 12 rather than six months of severance pay if he is fired.
Gonzalez also forwarded a letter he had sent to Duffey, in which he said the city manager initially told him that he might have to let him go because the Department of Justice had not responded to a request for his background record, then said that he would fire him because Gonzalez had lied on his employment application, and that the city was receiving "negative attention" over him. Gonzalez went on to suggest that he might sue the city.
It remains unclear how much Gonzalez was paid for his work on Galvan's campaign, because Galvan has not filed the required campaign finance disclosures for either the primary or runoff elections.
Copyright © 2013, Los Angeles Times
“Compton's first Latino councilman inspired pride, now draws concern, Questions about campaign finance, hiring and residency swirl around Compton's Isaac Galvan, raising concern among Latino activists.” by Abby Sewell and Angel Jennings, July 28, 2013
On a scorching July afternoon, Compton residents gathered to celebrate the inauguration of the city's first Latino councilman. A nine-piece mariachi band played and families cheered at the event many had been awaiting for decades.
But just a few weeks into Isaac Galvan's term, some are already having misgivings about the councilman.
Galvan, 26, has failed to file any of the required campaign finance disclosures for the primary and runoff elections. As his first official action, he hired an aide with criminal convictions for political misconduct. And he has declined to answer detailed questions about his residency in the city.
"I'm not against him, but I'm not really happy like I wished to be," said Jose Torres, editor of a local bilingual newspaper, La Voz de Compton. Torres said there were too many unanswered questions about Galvan's past and political connections.
Latino activists have been working for years to break into city politics. Even though demographics have shifted over 20 years from majority black to nearly two-thirds Latino, African Americans maintained a hold on the Compton's power structure — until the election of Galvan.
Although Galvan was a new face to many in Compton, some in neighboring southeast L.A. County cities recognized him as a protege of his campaign manager, Angel Gonzalez, a printer and onetime political operative for former South Gate Treasurer Albert Robles, who is serving time in federal prison for his part in a wide-ranging bribery scheme.
Galvan met Gonzalez through the Boyle Heights branch of the Victory Outreach evangelical church and later worked for Gonzalez's printing and political consulting business. Immediately after taking office, Galvan hired Gonzalez to a $47,500 city job as his community liaison.
"My knowledge of Angel Gonzalez is all bad. His history in South Gate talks for itself," said longtime South Gate Councilman Henry Gonzalez. "I would question whether or not he's still got those bad habits."
In 2002, Angel Gonzalez was convicted of a felony conspiracy charge — reduced to a misdemeanor at his sentencing — for sending out attack mailers with copies of fake official documents. In a separate case, he was convicted of two misdemeanor counts of sending out misleading campaign fliers.
Galvan did not respond to several interview requests, but provided a brief written response to some questions. He denied in an email that Gonzalez had ever been convicted of a felony and said that Gonzalez "has the right education and experience as a bilingual community advocate" to serve the largely Spanish-speaking council district.
"In little time, I will prove through my actions that I will always act in best interest of the residents of Compton," Galvan said.
Gonzalez said prosecutors wanted to "squeeze" him for information about Robles, and he took a plea bargain after he ran out of money.
"If I was guilty, then I was guilty by association," he said.
Galvan gave the job to Gonzalez after initially proposing to hire Richard Mayer, another familiar face in southeast politics with a checkered past. Mayer was convicted of felony perjury in 2001 for lying about his address so that he could run for a South Gate City Council seat.
Galvan said Mayer was not involved in his campaign.
Galvan seemed to have a well-financed campaign. One resident, Olivia Lopez, said he sent out workers to cut down a dying tree after she complained; he acknowledged doing the same for others. On election day, he passed out burgers and soda to those who voted.
But it is unclear how much the campaign cost and who financed it. Galvan has not filed any of the required campaign finance disclosure forms, violations that can result in fines or criminal prosecution.
When questioned about the missing forms in early July, Galvan said he had filed them "yesterday." He also said he would provide a copy to The Times, but never did. On Thursday, he told The Times that his treasurer was "in the process of filing" and that he did not know how much he had spent on the campaign.
"It's really a pretty cut-and-dried rule," said Gary Winuk, head of the state Fair Political Practices Commission's enforcement division. "The public needs to have information about any public official or potential public official's personal financial interests."
In addition to questions about his finances, Galvan declined to answer several questions about his personal history.
Galvan said he grew up in Compton and ran for Compton City Council because he was tired of paying high water bills and seeing trash and mattresses on the street.
But county voter records show that he was registered at an East Los Angeles address until October, when he switched his registration to an address in Compton's 2nd District.
Roger Bagne, 66, a retired school employee who lives in Commerce, said Galvan lived with him a few days a week until late 2012, when he moved to Compton. The rest of the time, he stayed at Gonzalez's print shop in Los Angeles, Bagne said.
"He's a good kid," Bagne said. "I hope that election over there doesn't give him a big head."
Galvan's victory as Compton's first Latino elected public official came after years of political pressure by a group of Latino leaders, who backed a voting rights lawsuit and ballot initiative that led to a change in city elections.
The switch from at-large to by-district voting gave Latinos a better chance of electing a candidate of their choice in areas with large Latino populations, including the district where Galvan ran. Many expected Diana Sanchez, a longtime Compton activist who ran in another district, to be the first elected Latino. She lost, but Galvan beat out a longtime council member in a runoff.
"We've been praying to eventually get some Latino in office. Our prayers were answered," said Alex Leon, pastor of the Victory Outreach branch in Compton. But, he said, Galvan is "young and ambitious and that can get in the way. If he doesn't walk the line, he could mess it up for all of us."
Copyright © 2013, Los Angeles Times
THE JOB OF A CONGRESSMAN
“There are cases where an individual has been wrongfully treated by his government and about the only way, unless the individual resorts to court, and even in some cases the courts are not able to give proper relief, the only area or avenue open to the individual is through his representative. When you find a bona fide error has been made, I suggest that you make a maximum effort to remedy it. This I feel is a vital and important function of those of us in the House of Representatives”.
Authors: Donald G. Tacheron and Morris Udall, from the book entitled, “The Job of the Congressman”, pages 65 and 66.
(The above excerpt “The Job of the Congressman” holds true for all elected office officials)
Oath of Office,: "I, (President, Supreme Court Justice, Congressperson, Assemblyman, Mayor, City Councilperson, Judge, ), during such times as I hold the office, I, do solemnly swear that I will support and defend the Constitution of the United States (the Constitution of the State of California, Maryland, Illinois, etc., etc.), against all enemies foreign (terrorist enemies of the U.S., illegal immigrants, un-American or un-Constitutional anything and everything, etc.) and domestic (treasonous individuals or organizations, any Police Chief who condones this and the Police Chief's rogue police officers, unethical or criminal elected officials or public servants, illegal aliens or his or her advocates, un-American anything and everything), and that I will bear true faith and allegiance, to the Constitution of the United States , (State Constitution), and that I take this obligation freely, without any mental reservation or purpose of evasion, and that I will faithfully discharge the duties upon which I am about to enter."
U.S. Senate and Congressional Oath of Office: "I do solemnly swear (or affirm) that I will support and defend the Constitution of the United States against all enemies, foreign and domestic; that I will bear true faith and allegiance to the same; that I take this obligation freely, without any mental reservation or purpose of evasion; and that I will well and faithfully discharge the duties of the office on which I am about to enter: So help me God."