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    It Seems that in this Society of Law not men there is another law for black lawmakers who say with impunity, "Do as I say, not as I do," to the People Who Pay Their Salaries!



    LA City Council President’s Son Arrested On Suspicion Of Drunken Driving

    LOS ANGELES (CBSLA.com) — The Los Angeles City Council president’s son was arrested Saturday on suspicion of drunken driving.

    Justin Wesson, 30, was stopped around 8:15 p.m. at a DUI checkpoint in Los Angeles.

    He was booked and taken to jail, but was released on $5,000 bond.

    Herb Wesson said his son, who works as his legislative deputy, was driving his own car when he was stopped.

    The council president said he’s grateful no one was injured.

    The elder Wesson also said “appropriate action” will be taken within the office.

    Justin Wesson is expected to be arraigned Oct. 18.

    (©2012 CBS Local Media, a division of CBS Radio Inc. All Rights Reserved. This material may not be published, broadcast, rewritten, or redistributed. Wire services contributed to this report.)




    L.A. City Council president's son arrested at DUI checkpoint

    September 25, 2012

    Los Angeles City Council President Herb Wesson's son, a member of the lawmaker's City Hall staff, was arrested over the weekend on suspicion of drunk driving, authorities said Tuesday.

    Justin Wesson, one of Wesson's legislative deputies, was stopped at a DUI checkpoint at 9th and Figueroa streets, said Frank Mateljan, a spokesman for City Atty. Carmen Trutanich. He was taken into custody Saturday about 8:15 p.m. and released the following day, according to Sgt. Ben Zucker of the Los Angeles Police Department’s West Traffic Division.

    In a statement, the councilman said his son was not driving a city vehicle at the time of the arrest. “Drinking and driving is against the law. I’m grateful that no one was injured,” he said.

    "Within the office, appropriate action will be taken," Wesson said. Ed Johnson, Wesson's spokesman, would not elaborate.

    Justin Wesson, 30, was hired by the city in July 2011 and earns $54,434 annually working for his father, who represents neighborhoods stretching from Koreatown to the Crenshaw Boulevard corridor. The younger Wesson regularly attends City Council meetings, sometimes sitting next to his father’s chair.

    Johnson would not discuss Justin Wesson’s duties in the council office. "No further comment is no further comment," he said.

    In 2005, during his first run for City Council, Wesson's campaign committee paid his son $10,333 for consulting work, according to Ethics Commission records.

    Arraignment is scheduled for Oct. 18. The case will be referred to Trutanich's office for review and blood-alcohol results are pending, Mateljan said.





    Mary Ann HaysNepotism at its worst. Can't Wesson find someone, almost anyone, other than his son to work for him at the taxpayers' expense?

    Hooan Cho Rodriguez:  Daddy will rescue him out of this one.



    How is it if Los Angeles, California is an integral part of the United States that Los Angeles' Council President Herb Wesson can employ his son, Justin Wesson on his staff (Wesson's son arrested in DUI, L.A. Times, 9-26-12, p. AA4) when "a rule that generally prohibits lawmakers from hiring relatives, including spouses and children" exists?



    (Ethics panel clears Waters, ends inquiry, L. A. Times, 9-26-12). Considering the two articles cited as examples it seems that in this society of law not men there is another law for black lawmakers who say with impunity, "Do as I say, not as I do," to the people who pay their salaries.

    …..and black folks, the ones most often affected, only fuss when the foot of the kicker is a different nationality, preferably white like former Governor of Alabama George Wallace.















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