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    Of all the elected officials of Compton, former Mayor Omar Bradley is Responsible for Placing a Moratorium on Churches, and Bringing Private Businesses and Jobs into Compton, When Compton was Predominately Black!


    Former Compton Mayor Omar Bradley, the best black mayor/elected official that Compton, CA ever had, turned the business climate of Compton, CA, around by placing a limit and reducing the number of non-property tax paying tax-exempt Church locations to welcome much needed private business expansion.


    Former Compton mayor runs for office while facing a new trial, Omar Bradley's conviction on corruption charges was reversed by an appeals court. If he wins back the mayor's office, he could quickly lose it again if convicted a second time.

    by Abby Sewell, Los Angeles Times, January 25, 2013

    Former Compton Mayor Omar Bradley, whose conviction on corruption charges was reversed by an appeals court last summer, is running for his old office again.

    But he also faces a new trial, which could take place the same month as Compton's municipal election. That sets up the potential for Bradley to win office and then quickly lose it again if he is convicted a second time on charges of misappropriation of public funds.

    Bradley filed to run for the mayor's seat on Tuesday, the last day for candidates to submit their petitions. Twelve candidates have filed to run against current Mayor Eric Perrodin.

    Among the challengers are former child star Rodney Allen Rippy, civil rights attorney and former Black Panther B. Kwaku Duren, former Compton City Clerk Charles Davis, and longtime City Hall critics William Kemp and Lynn Boone.

    Bradley, who has maintained that he is innocent and that prosecutors are unfairly targeting him, told The Times that he felt obligated to run, despite the pending criminal case, because of the fiscal crisis that has hamstrung the city over the last two years. He said citizens had asked him to run.

    "I can't walk away with the people in need as they are," he said. "...My community needs me, and they should be able to choose freely who they believe is best able to fix this issue."

    Bradley was convicted of misappropriation and misuse of public funds in 2004 along with former Councilman Amen Rahh and former City Manager John D. Johnson II. Prosecutors said the men had used their city-issued credit cards for personal items and "double dipped" by taking cash advances for city business expenses and then charging the items to their city credit cards.

    The appeals court initially upheld Bradley's conviction. But in August the court reversed itself and overturned the conviction, based on a 2011 California Supreme Court decision that held that prosecutors must prove that public officials knew or should have known they were doing something illegal for them to be found guilty of misappropriation of funds.

    The court left Rahh's and Johnson's convictions in place, but found that Bradley's original trial had not proved that he knew he was breaking the law.

    The reversal of Bradley's conviction left him free to run for election, but the ruling left the door open for the district attorney's office to retry him on the same charges, which prosecutors decided to do. If convicted, he would once again be barred from holding public office.

    Jennifer Snyder, assistant head deputy in the Los Angeles County district attorney's public integrity unit, said she did not think the case had changed in any "substantive" way.

    "What it's being tried on, essentially, is a change in jury instructions," she said.

    Bradley, a former schoolteacher, drew controversy during his term as mayor when he moved to disband the Compton Police Department and outsource law enforcement services to the county sheriff. He was dubbed "gangster mayor," a term that Bradley said Thursday was coined by his political enemies, although many reports have credited Bradley with giving himself the label.

    The Compton city clerk's office had not yet certified Bradley's candidacy as of Thursday.

    If his filing is approved, Bradley will enter a rematch with his old rival Perrodin, a deputy district attorney and former Compton police officer who unseated Bradley in 2001. Bradley sued to contest the results, and the seat flip-flopped between them until Perrodin prevailed.

    Perrodin later launched an effort to reinstate the Police Department, but the City Council halted the effort when the city's multimillion-dollar deficit became apparent.

    Perrodin could not be reached for comment Thursday.

    Melissa Hebert, 39, who writes a blog called 2 Urban Girls that covers Compton and Inglewood, said she is excited to see Bradley in the race and believes he has widespread support in the community. "It just seems like a witch hunt," she said of the charges against him.

    Donyetta Hamm, 41, a former Compton resident whose five children went to school in the local district, agreed that Bradley might have the support to get elected, but said she did not think he should run.

    "I don't think it's right, what he did," she said. "Even though they think it's minor, it's not minor."

    The April election will also be the first the city has held under new rules stemming from a voting-rights lawsuit brought by three Latina residents. A settlement in the case led the city to switch to by-district rather than at-large elections, a move intended to give Latino residents — who make up a majority of the city's population but a minority of eligible voters — a greater chance of electing a candidate of their choice.

    Copyright © 2013, Los Angeles Times


    On any given day, take a walk, drive, or visit (Detroit, Baltimore, Compton, CA, Inglewood, CA, New Orleans, Atlanta, Long Beach, CA (the LBC), Oakland, CA, etc., etc.,) the business establishments in these areas that are predominated by U.S. born black men and women or formerly predominated by U.S. born black men, women, or children, and it will be easy to see who truly owns and runs the business establishments.

    There are plenty of "black owned mortuary businesses" that are no longer black owned, and it would not be surprising in the least to find that formerly black owned Angelus Funeral Home, is no longer black owned yet the primary customers are still black.

    There are plenty of edifices of all types that have been converted to be Churches, a tax-exempt business entity.

    Former Compton Mayor Omar Bradley, the best black mayor that Compton, CA ever had turned the business climate of Compton, CA, around by placing a limit and reducing the number of non-property tax paying tax-exempt Church locations to welcome much needed private business expansion.

    Unfortunately, former Compton Mayor Omar Bradley's greed/frustration led to his criminal indictment and conviction for accepting gratuities.

    Wikipedia:  Walter R. Tucker III, Omar Bradley

    "Testimony Ends in Fraud Trial of Patricia Moore", LA Times, September 28, 1996

    "Former Compton mayor's corruption conviction overturned" August 2, 2012, L.A. NOW

    It is good to find that former Mayor Omar Bradleyconviction was overturned.  Of all the black elected officials of Compton, CA, Omar Bradley is the only black elected official who truly served Compton, to improve the quality of life for Compton residents.

    "Council ditches proposed mayoral pay hike, Lack of adequate notice for special meeting enrages local activists, by Dennis J. Freeman, Bulletin Staff Writer

    Selected Excerpt: "At the meeting, the council considered placing four measures on the spring municipal ballot. One of the measures would have reclassified the mayor’s job as a full-time position, ballooning his annual salary from $63,000 to $180,000, which would make the job better paid than California’s governor, lieutenant governor, attorney general, or the base salary for a U.S. senator or representative. Even without the change, Perrodin’s salary, which includes stipends for council and commission activities plus an auto allowance, is one of the highest for a mayor in Los Angeles County. Despite his attempt to reclassify his job as a full-time position, Perrodin has come under fire recently for frequent absences from the council meetings. An analysis by the Los Angeles Times in September found he only made it to roughly one-third of all council meetings. At his request, the council changed the time of its meetings to accommodate the schedule for his full-time job as a Los Angeles County district attorney."

    Virtually all of the previous (former Congressman Walter Tucker, Jr. III),  and current black mayor (Eric J. Perrodin), City Councilpersons, and other elected officials of Compton had betrayed U.S. born black residents of Compton, by being unethical, being deceitful, stealing while holding office, being inept to the power of infinity, etc., etc.

    Today, major demographic shifts, have resulted in illegal aliens from Mexico and other areas being the new private business owners and property owners in Compton, CA., so much so, that for the first time a strong possibility exists that a Latino will be the next mayor, and many of the Compton city Council persons will be Latino.

    Dysfunctional elected black leaders, black on black crime, apathy on the part of the black middleclass, high unemployment of blacks, Amnesty/Dream Act, and the Mexican Mafia's green light on killing U.S. born blacks is sending the black community to the "The Gallows"!

    Can't honestly say that U.S. born blacks have not had a chance.  Unfortunately, our own black elected leaders, and the majority of the black electorate who chose to vote for disgraceful/unethical individuals in Compton, Detroit, Atlanta, Inglewood, Baltimore, Los Angeles, etc., etc., individuals who have not been taking the position of what it means to be an elected official or public servant seriously.

    U.S. born black voters, elected officials, and U.S. born blacks in general, are no longer large and in charge in Compton. If Omar Bradley is re-elected, to become the Mayor of Compton, this time the constituency served will be Hispanic, the majority being Hispanic illegal aliens.

    "Barack Obama and the Betrayal of Black America" by Chidike Okeem, June 2, 2011,

    A conversation between President Obama and the black community” Published on Jun 7, 2012 by drboycewatkins.

    ....and it makes no sense pertaining to why any U.S. born black elected official would promote this, when communities of U.S. born descendants of slavery are being displaced by illegal aliens from around the world.

    Why The Black Caucus Looks The Other Way On Immigration-By Joe Guzzardi on May 9, 2003.

    YouTube: “Interview with Terry Anderson, Part 1g...There is no Interactive Transcript.Uploaded by crowdiforniaon Jun 10, 2009


    YouTube: Interview with Terry Anderson, Part 2 Uploaded by crowdifornia on Jun 10, 2009

    "Thanks" to President Barack Obama, multiple members of the Congressional Black Caucus, and other misguided black leaders, illegal immigrants from around the world may soon receive amnesty and become citizens, at the expense of the rights of law abiding U.S. citizens and legal immigrants.



    "Virginia Republicans Force Through Bold Redistricting Plan That Marginalizes Black Democrats" by trammell.

    Selected Comment: "And what r u trying to say?" by renee.

    No one with any common sense can possible believe that allowing another 11 million individuals to become legal immigrants, and future U.S. citizens is going to improve the plight of U.S. citizens and legal immigrants already here.

    It would be interesting to know how the many individuals who are forced to wait in line for years must feel too, when Thanks to inept elected officials, these individuals will be bypassed, or face being placed in the "back of the bus" to be replaced by over 11 million illegal immigrants from around the world.


    Source: "Obama Blames Rush Limbaugh and Fox News For the Partisanship in Washington" uploadedYourBlackWorld.

    I respect Rush Limbaugh because Rush Limbaugh is an American who respects the law and the Constitution. President Barack Obama has contempt for the law, the Constitution, U.S. citizens and legal immigrants.
    Maybe this is the problem, meaning far too many U.S. born blacks attended school, but the schooling did not go through them, pertaining to learning and respecting the Principles of Government, U.S. History, the U.S. Constitution, a Respective State Constitution, etc.

    I'm one of numerous U.S. born black descendants of slavery who with good reason has contempt for Barack Obama and other psuedo leaders like him.


    CNN I-Report: "Soledad Obrien, CNN, Must Include Both Sides of the Issue of Being Black in the U.S.!" by Marvin1127, June 22, 2009

    Selected Comment:

    "Thank you for this post, because it is 100% true.  Like you I am tired of only seeing these people who for the most part avoided our inner-cities acting like they have the cure-all prescription to help gang members, crime offenders, and drug dealers.

    We never hear their side, and until we do there will be this constant rift in the black community the divides us and keeps us all down.

    Don't listen to the criticisms of others too white-washed, or systemized, to know the difference.

    These people are the congregation to which these bogus leaders (yes, including Barack Obama, who was raised in white suburbia) preach. And they all are just as phony as Reverend Johnson's church with his three Escalades in the driveway." by PoorInformnt


    Amen to the power of infinity.

    The statement that you made in 2009, is just as true in 2013 as it was in 2009.

    The 13th and 14th Amendments and other Constitutional protections are reserved for U.S. citizens and legal immigrants and not illegal immigrants, anchor babies, etc.

    Why The Black Caucus Looks The Other Way On Immigration-By Joe Guzzardi on May 9, 2003.

    “A conversation between President Obama and the black community” Published on Jun 7, 2012 by drboycewatkins.

    YouTube: “Interview with Terry Anderson, Part 1” Uploaded by crowdiforniaon Jun 10, 2009

    YouTube: “Interview with Terry Anderson, Part 2” Uploaded by crowdifornia on Jun 10, 2009

    "Barack Obama and the Betrayal of Black America" By Chidike Okeem, June 2, 2011,


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