Posts Tagged ‘domestic violence’

Observations re: the Domestic Violence Conviction of RadiumOne Founder Gurbaksh “G” Chahal

Tuesday, April 22nd, 2014

Here’s the Wiki entry, for reference:

1. Mssrs. Matier & Ross of the San Francisco Chronicle appear to have pushed source greasing a bridge too far here.

Domestic front: It sure pays to have a good attorney.”

Well yeah, but this kind of suppression motion would have been made and won by anybody, so I don’t know if the result in this case is proof of anything. But throwing out excellent evidence such as a video showing a domestic violence defendant hitting and kicking like that, well, that’s a rare thing. Why did that happen?

2. It happened because people at the SFPD screwed up. You see a bunch of somewhat pervy cameras all around so then you should go to a judge for permission to see if there are recordings too, right? That’s the system, baby. Of course there are reasons, sometimes good ones, for not going to a judge first. Who judged the SFPD in this case?

3. Gurbaksh “G” Chahal lucked out in the judge lottery. Governor Jerry Brown might consider these two recent appointments as “balanced” because they came at the same time, but only one judge is going to decide whether your video gets thrown out. Take a look here and pick which judge you want hearing your motion:

SACRAMENTO – Governor Edmund G. Brown Jr. today announced the appointment of Brendan P. Conroy and Braden C. Woods to judgeships in the San Francisco County Superior Court…”

4. Hiring public relations “Master of Disaster” Sam Singer during your legal troubles seems tantamount to a guilty plea. Just saying.

5. Gurbaksh “G” Chahal seems to really really care about his Wikipedia entry. Take a look at the photo with Barack Obama he bought – who posted that? Mmmm… Hey, do you know something? Do you know that a person (or persons) from Gurbaksh “G” Chahal’s companies have been caught editing his Wiki page? Perhaps Gurbaksh “G” Chahal himself edited his Wiki entry and perhaps he’s still doing it – that would explain a lot. Anyway, just because it looks as if some PR firm is altering Wiki doesn’t mean that some PR firm is actually altering Wiki.

That’s it for now.

District Five Meltdown: Going Over Ivory Madison’s Sanctimonious YouTube Demo Reel Against Christina Olague, Line By Line

Monday, November 5th, 2012

Here’s a one-minute hit piece against Christina Olague from Ross Mirkarimi neighbor Ivory Madison:

Yes, she’s coming back for more.

You have the script so here my notes:

1. Your name is Ivory Madison for real? Oh. Really? How theatrical.

2. I think you mean former friend, right?

3. [Sanctimonious line reading but otherwise within the bounds of reality.]

4. I think I’m going to call bullshit on this one. That’s just your opinion, IM.

5. So you “contacted the police on her behalf” but without her permission? And in a maladroit fashion to boot, one might add. Like using your personal iPhone to do so, “anonymously.” You’re not that sharp, are you, IM?

6. [Sanctimonious line reading but otherwise within the bounds of reality.]

7. All right, I’ll bite. How does suspending Ross Mirkarimi protect victims of DV? 

8. Uh Madison, I don’t think you can declare victory before a process ends, right?  And it turns out that Christina Olague’s vote didn’t matter nohow. You understand that, right? 

9. You didn’t want to get involved? Are you fucking serious – who’s going to believe that, Huntress? 

10. Voters need to know what Olague did? Don’t they know already? Mmmm…

11. Is Ross Mirkarimi a “convicted batterer” like in real life? What does the word “batterer” mean? What does the word “batter” mean? Oh, what’s that, you didn’t actually have a chance to learn that in colledge because you thought a high school diploma would suffice when applying to Stanford Law?  That might have worked for Daredevil Matt Murdock in the comix but I don’t think that kind of thing works IRL.

12. Um, I think Ross Mirkarimi is your Sheriff because your neighbors voted for him, like overwhelmingly, right? Didn’t you host a fundraiser for him?

13. Does Christina Olague really think “it’s OK to abuse your wife?”  Any support at all for this, you know, outside of this particular vendetta? Wow. 

Hey Ivory. You talk about law school so much, why not just sign up for the state bar exam and study for it? You could pass if you applied yourself.

Just asking…

Leave Us Review: Ivory Madison is NOT a “Trained Attorney” and is NOT a “Nonpracticing Attorney” and is NOT Any Other Kind

Monday, March 5th, 2012

Now if you want to say that now-famous nonlawyer Ivory Madison was trained as an attorney, well, that would be O.K., I s’pose, but you can’t allege, as some have, recently, that she’s a “trained attorney.”

No.

No, no, no, no, no.*

Cause, you see, that goes too far.

OTOH, you can say that certain people thought IM was an attorney, for good reason, actually, and acted accordingly.

You could say that.

Imagine you’re a high school football player who went to a Catholic church to confess to sexual contact with a 15-year-old only to find out that the priest you thought you were talking to was actually Ashton Kutcher punking you. Would your mouthpiece start saying how evidence of your privileged communication should be thrown out of court because Ashton is a “trained priest?”

I doubt it.

But there are other good arguments to make, right?

Having said that, there’s nothing out there to suggest that Ivory acted improperly in the case at hand.

Did she “struggle” with the issues? Perhaps, but so have others before her

Let’s hope this is the final Ivory Madison is not an attorney post you’ll have to read.

Oh, so it turns out Ivory Madison a merely a “law school graduate.”

NTTAWWT. Not at all.

But when you hold yourself out as a “nonpracticing lawyer,” well, that can create confusion, non? 

Via ComicVine 

I think I’ll file this one under alpha female self-puffery, and that will that be that.

All right, GASNM.

(Boy, San Francisco is a small town, huh?)

*My top five favorite poetic devices of all time are repetition, repetition, repetition, repetition, and repetition.

SFPD Goes SVU: San Francisco Police Department Announces the Formation of a New Special Victims Investigations Unit

Thursday, October 13th, 2011

Like this:

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“San Francisco Police Announce the Formation of a New Special Victims Investigations Unit
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San Francisco Police Chief Gregory Suhr is proud to announce the formation of the first ever San Francisco Police Department (SFPD) Special Victims Unit (S.V.U.).

For the first time in SFPD history, various investigative units have been assembled in one office to focus on the sensitive nature of crimes where in the victims have suffered the effects of Domestic Violence, Elder Abuse, Child Abuse & Exploitation or Sex Crimes. A majority of these victims are women, children or elderly.

Additional investigative assignments within the S.V.U. are: Human Trafficking, Stalking, Sexual Offender Registration Program, Financial Crimes and Missing Persons. The centralizing of these respective investigative disciplines will provide the public with better access to police and victims’ services. The “La Casa De Las Madres” advocate office is located in the S.V.U. office lobby. This in one example of the critical partnerships between the SFPD and the many victims advocates such as: Woman Against Rape, Institute of Aging, Trauma Recovery Center, San Francisco Child Abuse Prevention Center, W.O.M.A.N. Inc., Domestic Violence Consortium, Asian Pacific Islander Legal Outreach and S.F. Women Against Rape.”

Senator Leland Yee Throws Down: Declares Himself a Candidate to Media Scrum – Time for SF’s First Asian-Am. Mayor?

Wednesday, November 10th, 2010

Here’s the scene this morning just after Senator Leland Yee signed some papers to indicate that he’d be willing serve as Mayor of San Francisco:

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It was pandemonium inside Room 48 today:

All right, who’s next?

Wednesday, November 10, 2010

Leland Yee Announces Exploratory Committee for Mayor

SAN FRANCISCO – Today, State Senator Leland Yee (D-San Francisco) pulled papers to officially explore a run for mayor of San Francisco.

“I am honored by the support and encouragement I have received from my family and the residents of San Francisco to consider a run for mayor,” said Yee.  “Today, we begin the process of asking San Franciscans what they want of their city government and their next mayor.”

“As someone who grew up in San Francisco, attended public schools, raised a family, and has been serving this city for over 20 years, I am excited about starting this new discussion,” said Yee.  “I look forward to talking with voters from throughout the city about my record of getting things done and fighting for kids, working families, and greater government transparency.”

“We need experienced leadership that can bring us together as one community,” said Yee.  “I want to see the Mayor work with, and not against the Board of Supervisors. The next mayor should partner with the school board, parents and teachers to improve our public schools.  It is time we get back to basics, fix Muni, create jobs and continue to lead on important issues like the environment and human rights.”

For the past eight years, Yee has served San Francisco in the State Assembly and State Senate, where he has one of the best legislative track records.  Among the 100 laws he has authored, Yee has brought greater transparency and accountability to government and has focused on issues surrounding children and schools, working families, the environment, mental health, domestic violence, civil rights, and consumers.  He has also opposed all budget cuts to education and critical health and social services.

Prior to the State Legislature, Yee served on the San Francisco Board of Supervisors where he created the largest rainy-day fund in the city’s history and passed the best government transparency and public access ordinance in the country.  As a member of the San Francisco Board of Education, Yee reduced class sizes, increased access to school services, streamlined bureaucracy, and brought higher curriculum standards.

Yee immigrated to San Francisco at the age of 3.  His father, a veteran, served in the US Army and the Merchant Marine. Yee is a graduate of the University of California – Berkeley, San Francisco State University, and City College of San Francisco, and holds a Ph.D. in Child Psychology.  He and his wife, Maxine, have raised four children who all attended San Francisco public schools.

Supervisor Avalos to Host Noontime Mother’s Day Press Conference Today, May 4th

Tuesday, May 4th, 2010

Fighting San Francisco Supervisor John Avalos will stand up for funding for Domestic Violence services today at City Hall.

All the deets below.

There he is, out there in Civic Center last year:

 

Mothers Stand Up for Funding for Domestic Violence Services
Budget Chair Avalos and Other City Electeds Join Mothers to Protect
Life-Saving Services
San Francisco – Days before Mother’s Day and just a few weeks before Mayor Newsom submits his budget to the Board of Supervisors, a consortium of domestic violence advocates and the mothers they serve will hold a press conference urging the Mayor NOT to make devastating cuts to City programs serving victims of domestic violence, sexual assault, stalking, and sex trafficking.
WHAT:        Mother’s Day Press Conference
WHEN:        Tuesday, May 4th, 12:00 pm
WHERE:       Goodlett Street Steps, City Hall; 1 Dr. Carlton B. Goodlett
Place, San Francisco
Amidst a $487 million deficit, the Mayor has issued budget instructions to
the Department on the Status of Women to reduce their budget by $654,810,
and up to an additional 10% contingency amounting to $982,314.
To meet the Mayor’s mandate, program cuts include:
·  25.3 % cut to Violence Against Women Prevention and Intervention (VAW)
Grants
·  Additional 4.7% cut (for a total of 30%) to emergency shelter and
transitional housing
·  Additional 16% cuts (for a total of 41.75%) to all other programs
Programs such as La Casa de las Madres, Mary Elizabeth Inn, Donaldina
Cameron House, SF Women Against Rape, Arab Cultural and Community Center,
WOMAN, Inc., and Community Youth Center are under severe threat.
“Deep cuts to our system of services for victims of violence against women
will leave our mothers and children under severe risk of further harm,”
said Supervisor Avalos.  “When we cut vital prevention services, like
domestic violence services, we will see a larger budget impact to public
safety departments responding to emergencies.”

Recording Artist Moby Joins Senator Leland Yee Tomorrow to Support Womens’ Shelter Funding

Wednesday, October 14th, 2009

Tomorrow Thursday at 4:00 PM on the steps of San Francisco City Hall will be your chance to see recording artist Moby promoting the funding of domestic violence shelters in California. Read all the deets of this event with Senator Leland Yee below.

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Moby, Yee Join Forces to Combat Domestic Violence
Musician and Senator call on Governor to immediately sign bill to restore shelter funding
 
Who:        
Senator Leland Yee, Ph.D.
Moby, recording artist
Tara Shabazz, California Partnership to End Domestic Violence
Emily Murase, San Francisco Department on the Status of Women
Beverly Upton, San Francisco Domestic Violence Consortium
Several domestic violence prevention providers
 
When:      
Thursday, October 15, 2009 at 4:00 PM
 
Where:
City Hall steps
1 Dr. Carlton B. Goodlett Place
San Francisco, California
 
Rain location: Lobby of Hiram Johnson State Office Building, 455 Golden Gate Avenue
(may enter on McAllister Street)
 
What:        
Award-winning recording artist Moby will join Senator Leland Yee (D-San Francisco) to discuss recent efforts to restore funding to California’s domestic violence shelters.  Today, the California Senate approved Yee’s legislation to restore funding that had earlier been eliminated by Governor Arnold Schwarzenegger (R-Los Angeles). 
 
On Thursday evening, Moby will perform at San Francisco’s Warfield Theatre.  Moby plans to donate all the proceeds of his California concerts to the state’s domestic violence shelters.  Moby, along with the California Partnership to End Domestic Violence, recently established a permanent fund to benefit California shelters.
 
Senator Yee will present Moby a Senate Resolution for his efforts in establishing the SOS (Support Our Shelters) Fund.  Several domestic violence prevention groups will also call on the Governor to immediately sign Yee’s bill to restore $16 million dollars to fund 94 domestic violence shelters and programs throughout the state.