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California Update with Linda Kincaid of CEDAR:

Legislation, Research, and Media Coverage of Elder Abuse

It was an eventful week in California. Our guest is Linda Kincaid of the Coalition for Elder & Disability Rights (CEDAR). Linda will bring us up to date on:

1. Groundbreaking legislation in California,

2. Research from UCLA School of Law, and

3. Media coverage of predatory conservatorship (guardianship) in California.

Part 1: California Senate Bill 1191 Mandates Improved Law Enforcement Policies

On September 18, Governor Brown signed Senate Bill 1911. For the first time in any state, law enforcement elder abuse policies will be required to inform officers that elder abuse is a crime, not a civil matter. Senator Hueso’s fact sheet on SB 1191 explained:

Senate Bill 1191 mandates that all law enforcement jurisdictions in the State of California have policies and training manuals that contain and include reference to existing elder and dependent adult abuse laws. This would allow officers to properly identify instances of elder and dependent adult abuse crimes. This issue arises as a result of the frequent outsourcing of the task of writing officer training manuals to private organizations such as Lexipol, who are contracted by law enforcement to draft training policies and manuals. (Emphasis added)

Here is the full text of SB 1191. https://leginfo.legislature.ca.gov/faces/billTextClient.xhtml?bill_id=201720180SB1191

Part 2: Lexipol The Privatization of Police Policymaking UCLA School of Law – Article by Ingrid V. Eagly and Joanna C. Schwartz

UCLA School of Law found that Lexipol law enforcement policies focus on protecting police departments from law suits, rather than instructing officers to protect the public. The authors stated:

In California, where Lexipol was founded, as many as 95% of law enforcement agencies now rely on Lexipol’s policy manual. … However, reliance on this private entity to establish standards for public policing also raises several concerns arising from its for-profit business model, focus on liability risk management, and lack of transparency or democratic participation. (Emphasis added)

Here is the full text of the article. https://texaslawreview.org/lexipol/

Part 3: Money-draining probate system ‘like a plague on our senior citizens’

Orange County Register – Special report by Tony Saavedra

Elinor Frerichs has been imprisoned and isolated in a locked dementia facility since 2012. What was Elinor’s crime? A wealthy white woman married a Black man. Linda Kincaid has followed the case since 2014. Kincaid shared her records with investigative reporter Tony Saavedra at the Orange County Register. Saavedra reported:

Love landed Elinor Frerichs in a secured facility for people with dementia.

Twelve days after the death of her husband, 95-year-old Frerichs married a friend 26 years her junior, a man who watched the same TV shows and made her feel “happier than ever.” But shortly after saying “I do,” Frerichs was placed under a court conservatorship at the recommendation of a psychologist and Adult Protective Services. She was hospitalized and her marriage was annulled, partly to shield her estate, estimated at $1 million.

Despite concerns over her mental capacity, Frerichs appeared lucid in a transcript of a rare visit with friends, vowing, “I’m not going to sit there and rot and die in that damn room.”

Read the full story here. https://www.ocregister.com/2018/09/23/money-draining-probate-system-like-a-plague-on-our-senior-citizens/

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BIG TECH AND THE LAST STRAW: Plastic Drinking Straws in California Are Getting The Boot

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Chuck Frank

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     So Governor Brown has now appointed himself as the “straw-boss”, by signing a piece of legislation that bans plastic straws because of environmental concerns.  I would have hoped that he would have chosen an unbiased investigative journalist or a commission to clean up the corruption in the California State Legislature, in order that news worthy stories and findings would be printed in the S.F. Chronicle, the Sacramento Bee and the LA Times, “unedited.”

  So while the politicos are so wildly concerned about plastic straws, the deep state noose of tyranny tightens its grip, while the swamp deepens in the great late state of California.  So in the meantime, “favored” attorneys dwell on an endless host of details helping legislators concoct a thousand more unconstitutional laws, all the while, the new present day muckrakers of America that are left exposing it, become censored by Big Tech.  Hopefully, other ways to share the truth will be found, even if stories must be written on scrolls and placed in jars of clay and then hidden in caves to be found many years later by a shepherd boy.  And at that time when the archaeologists make their great discovery, will these scrolls be referred to as the “Deep State Sea Scrolls?”  

   The muckrakers’ of days gone by, and their best work provided hard-hitting, factual revelations of wrongdoing in the nation’s most powerful institutions. What distinguished the muckrakers from previous reform-minded writers was their emphasis on concrete details.  In those days of the late 1800’s and the early 1900’s, these journalists and writers were a welcome site to the populous when one considers the revelations of corruptions have gone unreported by the mainstream news.

   Hopefully, it appears that the Deep State is in a free fall because it is running out of ways to hide all of the corruption and the protection racket that accompanied their agenda for the last 40 some years, MSM included.  May the truth be known and may justice be served for the sake of the people who have struggled because of all the injustices that were laid upon them which was comprised of unbridled power, fake news, the love of money,  and numerous back room deals which enriched those persons who were all involved.

California Considers Monitoring Online Speech

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Editor’s Note: California may set the tone for a national conversation and perhaps even set of laws addressing what the state’s lawmakers deem “false information … spread online.” Since political motivation and ideology often underly what one deems “fake news” this proposed move should be especially concerning for those who truly cherish free thought and expression. As the article below suggests, Facebook’s recent nod to corporate media outlets as an antithesis to “fake news” has demonstrated how such an effort is likely to be instituted in California and elsewhere. The Electronic Frontier Foundation argues that the law is dangerous because it places the governing body in a position to determine what is true and false.

The proposed speech legislation was introduced by California State Senator Richard Pan, a practicing pediatrician and the principal lawmaker behind SB277, the state’s mandatory vaccination law. A voter-driven campaign in 2015 to have Pan ousted from office was not successful.

California State Senator Richard Pan. Image Credit: Rich Pedroncelli/Associated Press

CBS13 Sacramento reports:

California is considering creating a “fake news” advisory group in order to monitor information posted and spread on social media.

Senate Bill 1424 would require the California Attorney General to create the advisory committee by April 1, 2019. It would need to consist of at least one person from the Department of Justice, representatives from social media providers, civil liberties advocates, and First Amendment scholars.

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LAWLESSNESS ABOUNDS: SHADES OF THE SANCTUARY STATE

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Chuck Frank

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It wasn’t very long ago when President Obama created an agenda to usher in thousands upon thousands of immigrants from various war torn countries, of which many thousands were Muslims, yet only around 6% were Christians. While the horrors of war and terrorism ravaged Syria, the one-sidedness of refugee admissions and favoritism was allowed, all the while the main stream news(MSM), once again looked the other way and interestingly enough, so did Congress. But why? With that much spread between two very different religions, it is more than likely that there was an ulterior motive. Just start by connecting the dots.

As one delves deeper into the agenda, a person finds that various organizations in the U.S. have participated through the years with the influx of migrants.  Refugee status and admission to any country is presently determined by the United Nations. Most persons who enter the U.S.

refugee admissions program are identified and referred for resettlement in the U.S. by the U.N. refugee agency (UNHCR), or a U.S. embassy, or an approved humanitarian aid organization.

Christian charities that are part of the program also profit from Muslim refugee resettlements which also makes them largely responsible for the kind of program that was used during the Obama administration. Catholic Charities, Lutheran Social Services, and several other Christian organizations are profiting from lucrative contracts. Thus there is a huge incentive by charities to help place refugees into various cities across the U.S.  even when the refugees are not vetted properly. Mayors of various cities, through the years, were anxious to cater to these refugees as those city governments would be receiving state and/or federal money for the resettlements that would take place in their communities. More

ALL 2017 SALES TAX RATES ARE GOING UP IN THE GREAT LATE STATE OF CALIFORNIA

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Chuck Frank

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So where are the protests? Is it just “politically correct” and “tolerable” for all of the lower 1/3 to pay more excessive taxes to Jerry Brown who is now the self appointed, deputy/controller and King of the great late State of California and will he later be
running for President of California if it becomes a new nation? This kind of idea has a very distasteful flavor and has a ring to it which is likened to our beloved KGB director/dictator, Valdimir Putin of Russia, doesn’t it?

Yes it is true. Jerry Brown likes taxing everyone down to the bone for his poverty stricken Utopian, welfare state, while living up to his Alma Mater standard. After graduating from St. Ignatius High School in 1955, he then entered Sacred Heart Novitiate, a Jesuit seminary. He later attended the University of California, Berkeley, graduating in 1961 before earning a J.D. at Yale Law School in 1964. Karl Marx would have been be proud. But let’s not forget, it’s not just the lower 1/3 who is footing a tax bill to cover a 179.5 billion dollar budget which is also meant to also cover 2.4 million government employees on “glorified welfare.”
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Drug companies donated millions to California lawmakers before vaccine debate

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This is the money that bribed the California legislators to pass the mandatory vaccination bill putting the lives, health and well being of hundreds of thousands of children in jeopardy.  This was never about the health of these children……it was about making money.  Never has there been such a clear cut example of how politicians sell their votes and the favors of their office while betraying the people they swore to represent.  Marti O

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Drug companies donated millions to California lawmakers before vaccine debate
Industry gave more than $2 million to current lawmakers in 2013-14
Opponents of SB 277 link supporters to pharmaceutical donations
http://www.sacbee.com/news/politics-government/capitol-alert/article24913978.html

A subplot to the vociferous debate over the student vaccination bill moving through California’s Capitol is opponents’ allegations that the effort reflects the influence of the pharmaceutical industry.

Critics of Senate Bill 277, which would eliminate the personal belief and religious exemptions for schoolchildren, accuse the measure’s supporters in the Legislature of doing the bidding of donors who make vaccines and other pharmaceuticals.

TOP DRUG MAKER DONORS
State records show that pharmaceutical companies and trade groups donated more than $2 million to current lawmakers in 2013-2014.
Pharmaceutical company or group Campaign donations to current state legislators Campaign donations to current state legislators

Johnson & Johnson Inc. $86,300 $583,926
GlaxoSmithKline $32,250 $561,479
Eli Lilly & Company $193,100 $280,863
Gilead Sciences Inc. $77,600 $196,732
Biocom PAC $30,000 $223,224
Sanofi $48,000 $172,500
Abbott Laboratories $173,600 $42,500
Astellas Pharma US Inc. $47,900 $161,440
AstraZeneca Pharmaceuticals LLP $157,300 $49,583
Merck & Co. Inc. $91,600 $108,204
California Pharmacists Association $53,389 $134,176
Pharmaceutical Research & Manufacturers Assn. $137,950 $45,455
Eisai Inc. $92,000 $88,000
Bristol-Myers Squibb Company $32,300 $144,101
Pfizer $150,600 $21,250
AbbVie $138,425 $25,530
Amgen $105,600 $45,455
Allergan USA Inc. $120,100 $22,757
Takeda Pharmaceuticals USA Inc. $40,000 $83,348
Pharmacy Professionals of California $32,000 $0

TOP DRUG MAKER RECIPIENTS
Lawmaker Party/District Amount

Sen. Richard Pan* D-Sacramento $95,150
Assembly Speaker Toni Atkins D-San Diego $90,250
Sen. Ed Hernandez* D-Azusa $67,750
Sen. Holly Mitchell* D-Los Angeles $60,107
Assemblyman Brian Maienschein* R-San Diego $59,879
Senate President Pro Tem Kevin de León D-Los Angeles $56,648
Sen. Isadore Hall D-Compton $52,400
Sen. Jerry Hill D-San Mateo $50,209
Assemblyman Henry Perea D-Fresno $49,550
Assemblywoman Shirley Weber D-San Diego $47,000
Assemblyman Mike Gatto D-Los Angeles $46,491
Assemblywoman Susan A. Bonilla* D-Concord $45,600
Sen. Andy Vidak R-Hanford $42,800
Assemblyman Tom Daly D-Anaheim $40,300
Assemblyman Kevin Mullin D-South San Francisco $38,400
Assemblyman Adam Gray D-Merced $37,000
Assemblyman Rob Bonta* D-Alameda $36,750
Assemblyman Anthony Rendon D-Lakewood $36,200

California Lawmakers Order First Audit of State’s Judicial Oversight Agency in 56 Years

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For Immediate Release:

August 10, 2016

Media Contacts:

Kathleen Russell 415-717-2221

Joseph Sweeney 510-717-2567 

California Lawmakers Order First Audit of

State’s Judicial Oversight Agency in 56 Years

Request to Audit the Commission on Judicial Performance Was Passed at

Today’s Joint Legislative Audit Committee Hearing

SAN RAFAEL- In a unanimous vote from the consent calendar, members of the Joint Legislative Audit Committee in the California Legislature passed an historic request this morning to audit the California Commission on Judicial Performance for the first time since it was established in 1961. Since its inception, this small but powerful judicial oversight agency has operated in relative secrecy, until June of this year, when Santa Clara County Judge Aaron Persky’s lenient sentencing of Stanford University student rapist Brock Turner created a national outcry that unwittingly thrust the agency into the media spotlight.

“The Center for Public Integrity gave California an ‘F grade’ on its 2015 report card for judicial accountability, said Kathleen Russell, the executive director of the Center for Judicial Excellence. “California’s lack of judicial accountability is renowned, and it weakens the public’s trust in its judges,’ she continued, “so this audit is an important step toward creating a culture of accountability for our state’s nearly 2,000 judges.”

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