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    Herb "Wesson Oil" Wesson is Only Concerned About Himself and His Cronies and not the 10th District

     

    Given enough rope, no good 10th District LA City Councilman Herb Wesson and other misfits sabatoge his or her own interests, by having contempt for the Constitution, the oath of office and the people in the district served.


    Thanks to your blatant incompetence there are fewer and fewer U.S. born black men and women in the 10th Los Angeles City Council District, the district that you are mandated by law and sworn by oath to represent. Furthermore, you, Herb Wesson, are a disgrace to the office.   Councilman Herb Wesson needs to be booted out of office and tomorrow would not be too soon.

    "......able to protect the most important asset that we as black people have, and that's to make sure that a minimum of two of the council people will be black for the next 30 years." by Councilman Herb Wesson

    ......and flocks of birds fly backwards against a strong tail wind too!!!!

    Thanks to your blatant incompetence there are fewer and fewer black men and women in the 10th district. Furthermore, you, Herb Wesson, are a disgrace to the office.

    http://ireport.cnn.com/docs/DOC-802037

    http://www.ceyseau.net/files/More_Evidence_that_Herb_Wesson_is_a_Disgrace_to_the_Essence_of_What_it_Means_to_be_an_Elected_Official.pdf

    http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=nZRJCs34g0k

    .....and no good despot sleazy LA Councilman Herb "Wesson Oil" Wesson is helping to send innocent black men and women to jail, while doing nothing to uphold his sworn oath of office to protect the Constitutional rights of law abiding black men and women so violated in the 10th Los Angeles City Council District. No good herb Wesson is also a protégé of former carpet-bagging 2nd District LA County Supervisor Yvonne B. Burke, Burke being in violation of Article II, "Board of Supervisors" Section 4, residency mandate, of the Los Angeles County Charter the entire time she held office as 2nd District Los Angeles County Supervisor.

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    Editorial:  In L.A., redistricting done wrong, The latest flap over the City Council maps is a strong argument for changing the process.

    August 12, 2012

    At long last, Los Angeles may have been treated to some candor about this year's redistricting process. In a videotaped discussion that was the subject of a Times story Wednesday, City Council President Herb Wesson told a group of Baptist ministers that the city was divided into factions, and that he was "able to protect the most important asset that we as black people have, and that's to make sure that a minimum of two of the council people will be black for the next 30 years."

    The trouble is that federal law bars district lines being drawn for the primary purpose of protecting or enhancing the voting power of particular racial groups (although that power can be considered among other factors).

    Wesson's statements may end up being cited in a federal suit challenging the final maps, but regardless of the outcome, Angelenos should by now recognize the gap between the official story about redistricting — that the process was transparent and decisions were made publicly — and the all-too-obvious reality: Line-drawing was the result of backroom deals, using private criteria, and Wesson and the other officials who drew the maps protected themselves from accountability for their decisions by cynically hiding behind their redistricting commission appointees. Some of those appointees no doubt intended to be independent; others no doubt knew full well they were on the panel to do the bidding of the elected officials who appointed them.

    Perhaps Wesson and others were actually working to preserve black voting power, or to blunt Asian or Latino voting power. It appears at least as likely that they were using their redistricting power to punish enemies and reward friends and supporters. The old way, in place in Los Angeles until 2001, was more honest: City Council members would broker their deals without a commission covering for them, and the rest of us would know whom to credit or blame for the final decisions. Even better was the method employed last year by the state: A truly independent commission held its hearings and made its decisions without fear of being overridden by the Legislature. The city needs to go back or move forward. It must not retain the corrupt status-quo process for redistricting.

    Line-drawing power plays would also be less likely with smaller districts in which neighborhoods had more direct representation and greater ability to elect their own council members. The power of "faction," whether it is racial, ethnic, geographic or otherwise political, would be returned to its proper place if there were a larger body of officials, each with scaled-back power and a more direct focus on the needs of voters.

    Copyright © 2012, Los Angeles Times

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    "Wesson accuses council of racial, geographic cliques, A Baptist ministers group releases a video of the council president's remarks on conflicts among lawmakers over redrawing council district maps."

    by David Zahniser and Kate Linthicum, Los Angeles Times, 6:55 PM PDT, August 7, 2012

    To the outside world, the Los Angeles City Council is a body that works harmoniously, with members almost always voting unanimously and working congenially when they don't.

    But last month, in an unusually candid conversation with a group of black ministers, council President Herb Wesson served up a different portrait of a legislative body, one carved into racial and geographic cliques.

    In videotaped remarks posted online by a Los Angeles Baptist ministers organization, Wesson discussed the council's recent, once-a-decade redistricting process, saying the council is divided into four factions: white, black, Latinos and those who represent the San Fernando Valley. He noted an ongoing split between himself and the council's two other black council members, Jan Perry and Bernard C. Parks. And he said some of his colleagues deliberately tried to exploit that rift, which became public after Parks and Perry skipped the vote to make Wesson council president.

    "People are very smart," Wesson told the predominantly black audience. "When I was elected president … the other factions said 'A-ha! The Negroes are fighting. We're going to use this to our advantage.' "

    "Brothers and sisters, it was me against 12 other members of the council," Wesson continued. "I had no backup. I had no faction. And I did the very best I could with what I had. I was able to protect the most important asset that we as black people have, and that's to make sure that a minimum of two of the council people will be black for the next 30 years."

    Wesson's statements have given ammunition to critics in Koreatown and elsewhere who are suing to undo the new council boundaries, alleging in part that race was the driving factor in redrawing Wesson's Mid-City district. On Tuesday, some of those critics held a news conference to distribute DVDs featuring excerpts of Wesson's comments, saying his statements bolster the lawsuit against City Hall.

    "The lawyers indicate that in a lot of ways, it's damning," said David Roberts, who served on the city's Redistricting Commission and is now running for Perry's seat. "It shows that race was used as a predominant factor in drawing these lines, and we're expressly prohibited from doing that."

    Wesson would not discuss details of the redistricting process Tuesday. But both he and the city's lawyers said previously that the new maps are legally defensible.

    Wesson's remarks were designed to smooth tensions with ministers who came to testify at City Hall on redistricting two months ago, only to be rebuffed. Some of those ministers have voiced concerns about the council's decision to take the majority of downtown out of Perry's district and USC out of Parks' district.

    Pastor Marvis Davis, who heads the Baptist Ministers Conference of Los Angeles and Vicinity, said shifting downtown out of Perry's district leaves her with the poorest constituency in the city. "It is deplorable," he said.

    Parks and Perry contend that the council president worked closely with 12 of the council's 15 members on the new council district maps. Two council members on friendlier terms with Wesson also took issue with some of his videotaped statements.

    Councilman Mitch Englander, who is white and represents the northwest Valley, said council members may have personality differences but are not split on race. Councilman Paul Koretz, a Wesson ally since their days in the state Assembly, said council members typically split on specific issues, such as whether to pursue layoffs, not on race or ethnicity.

    Wesson said his description of racial factions applied to the redistricting process, not day-to-day council relations and decisions. "I was just trying to explain to some people how all of this happens and to be as honest as I can," he said.

    Some of Wesson's most candid statements did not make it onto the DVD passed out by activists Tuesday. At one point, he said Asian Americans did not get their own council seat because they "live all over." At another, he discussed the upcoming campaign in Perry's 9th District, which covers the eastern end of South Los Angeles and is now heavily Latino. Perry is running for mayor, leaving that seat open in March.

    Wesson told the group that 40% of the district's voters are black. He advised the Baptist ministers to begin vetting candidates, saying there was still a strong chance that another black council member could be elected to the seat.

    "If we come together as a people, we will have a council person from the 9th District ... who looks like you and looks like me," he told the audience. "If we do not come together, it's gone. As my grandmother would say, 'It's gone, boy.' "

    david.zahniser@latimes.com, kate.linthicum@latimes.com

    Copyright © 2012, Los Angeles Times

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    LA Times Comments to the above article.

    "What is your race? Black people are approximately 9.3% of the Los Angeles population. What is your race? Black people are approximately 9.3% of the Los Angeles population. They don't hold 9.3% of the jobs or 9.3% of the jobs in power. They don't hole 93% of the wealth of Los Angeles.

    They don't hold 9.3% of the real estate of Los Angeles. How are they over-represented again? The only place Black people are over-represented is in L.A. courtroom and jails.
    Numerous studies -- many coming out of UCLA -- have documented police bias in arresting offenders, proescutor bias in charging offenders, jury bias in convicting offenders, and judicial bias in sentencing offenders. Black people suffer bias in the judicial system from beginning to end yet 100% of the Black prison population problem is attributed to Black dysfunction instead of bias. Hatred such as what you have written above is how it continues. What is pretty pathetic is how the Los Angeles Times continues to allow and foster hatred towards Black people.

    They don't hold 9.3% of the jobs or 9.3% of the jobs in power. They don't hole 93% of the wealth of Los Angeles. They don't hold 9.3% of the real estate of Los Angeles. How are they over-represented again? The only place Black people are over-represented is in L.A. courtroom and jails.
    Numerous studies -- many coming out of UCLA -- have documented police bias in arresting offenders, prosecutor bias in charging offenders, jury bias in convicting offenders, and judicial bias in sentencing offenders. Black people suffer bias in the judicial system from beginning to end yet 100% of the Black prison population problem is attributed to Black dysfunction instead of bias. Hatred such as what you have written above is how it continues.
    What is pretty pathetic is how the Los Angeles Times continues to allow and foster hatred towards Black people." by
    GreyWolf62

    "The only place Black people are over-represented is in L.A. courtroom and jails."

    http://ireport.cnn.com/docs/DOC-802037

    http://www.ceyseau.net/files/More_Evidence_that_Herb_Wesson_is_a_Disgrace_to_the_Essence_of_What_it_Means_to_be_an_Elected_Official.pdf

    http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=nZRJCs34g0k

    .....and no good despot sleazy LA Councilman Herb "Wesson Oil" Wesson is helping to send innocent black men and women to jail, while doing nothing to uphold his sworn oath of office to protect the Constitutional rights of law abiding black men and women so violated in the 10th Los Angeles City Council District. No good herb Wesson is also a protégé of former carpet-bagging 2nd District LA County Supervisor Yvonne B. Burke, Burke being in violation of Article II, "Board of Supervisors" Section 4, residency mandate, of the Los Angeles County Charter the entire time she held office as 2nd District Los Angeles County Supervisor.

    "What is pretty pathetic is how the Los Angeles Times continues to allow and foster hatred towards Black people"

    http://ireport.cnn.com/docs/DOC-826221

    http://ireport.cnn.com/docs/DOC-823707

    http://ireport.cnn.com/docs/DOC-814262

    http://ireport.cnn.com/docs/DOC-814262

    http://ireport.cnn.com/docs/DOC-769638

    http://ireport.cnn.com/docs/DOC-793294

    http://ireport.cnn.com/docs/DOC-182700

    http://ireport.cnn.com/docs/DOC-800575

    http://ceyseau.net/files/Supreme_Court_rejects_damages_for_innocent_man_who_spent_14_years_on_death_row_for_posting.pdf

    http://ireport.cnn.com/docs/DOC-826221

    http://ireport.cnn.com/docs/DOC-806435

    http://ireport.cnn.com/docs/DOC-826338

    http://www.ceyseau.net/files/Senator_Diane_Feinstein_the_City_and_County_Jurisdictions_Have_Failed_for_posting.pdf

    http://www.ceyseau.net/files/Job_of_All_Elected_Officials_for_posting.pdf

    http://www.ceyseau.net/files/Congresswoman_Maxine_Waters_from_MLL_8-7-2011_for_posting2.pdf

    http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=nZRJCs34g0k

    http://www.pulitzer.org/archives/6948

    The Los Angeles Times is not the problem. Disgraceful elected officials and public servants such as President Barack Obama, Supreme Court Justice Clarence Thomas, Congresswoman Karen Bass, Congresswoman Maxine "Kerosene" Waters, multiple members of the Congressional Black Clueless….AKA…the Congressional Black Caucus, Los Angeles City Councilman Herb Wesson, Los Angeles County Superior Court Delores Odom Stocks, A black civil or criminal attorney, public defender, specifically attorney Sherise Francis, who states to his or her client "forget about the U.S. Constitution/the California Constitution/the rule of law"........just keep it simple....Constitutional protections, the rule of law, tort practice being extremely important for protecting the rights of a plaintiff or a defendant.

    Finally……

    Lies Don't Keep Us Safe. Keeping Us Safe Requires Respect for the Rule of Law and the Constitution. The government's argument is untenable. “The government cannot, under any circumstance, affirmatively mislead the court” by U.S. District Judge Cormac J. Carney

    "Insisting on honesty as the only policy, the supreme ruled Wednesday that public employees can be punished for lying, even when they merely deny an accusation that later turns out to be true”.

    “ …….Chief Justice William H. Rehnquist. 'An employee who is asked about possible wrongdoing has only two legal choices: Tell the truth or say nothing”. (LA Times, January 22, 1998.)

    ........"Tell the Truth or Say Nothing" also applies to any U.S. President, Congressional office holder, U.S. Supreme Court Justice, U.S. Attorney General, court official, court clerk, Deputy City Attorney, Judge, elected official, lawyer, journalist, etc.

    Mitt Romney 2012

    Note: All hypertext are a link to actual court documents, signed affidavits, official correspondence, and other reputable sources.

     

     

     

     

     

     

     

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