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Posted on December 2 at 10:06 p.m.
Comments: 1) DeNunzio was somewhat unsteady in his own lane when he wasn't making unsignaled lane changes. Definitely probable cause for Tudor to pull him over; 2) Got out of his truck, dumb mistake; 3) Turned away from Tudor, *possibly* to walk away, another dumb mistake; 4) crappy leg sweep brought him down to his knees instead of all the way down; 5) DeNunzio blew a .09, not quite drunk enough to be easily compliant. He was really not compliant at all; 6) Based on DeNunzio's level of resistance Tudor did give him a bit of a beat down, but I *personally* give Tudor the benefit of the doubt; 7) Denunzio also has a domestic abuse case to answer to, so perhaps he's not really a happy drunk who has a giant invisible rabbit as his best friend. Seriously, it's not as if Tudor tased Mother Theresa.
As for the future: 8) Fashion-challenged DUI lawyer will start looking for dirt in Tudor's personal life, employing a famous crack investigative journalist who knows what it's like to be oppressed by the man; 9) a certain local newspaper will courageously champion DeNunzio's cause, long after we wish they would all just go away; 10) DeNunzio will eventually hire a *real* attorney and file a civil suit; 11) the city will settle and DeNunzio can finally buy that new liver he needs, and maybe a shiny new truck which he will use to plow into a family of four some nice, starry night in beautiful Santa Barbara.
So sayeth Nostradamus!
On Police Department Releases Tony Denunzio Arrest Footage
Posted on August 29 at 10:25 p.m.
Ahh, nice and peaceful. Peter Lance is hanging out with Wendy and Nibbler, toasting their success in making the streets safer for rich, champagne-swilling bastards. Kasi Beutel is working on rat control down in the basement of the SBPD building. Cam Sanchez is begging San Berdoo PD to make like Calgon and take him away. DWG is perusing sexysilkyhandkerchiefs.com to add to his already fabulous collection. Beutel's libel attorneys are now mysteriously unavailable. Thomas Storke is still spinning in his grave. Did I forget anyone?
On DUI Case Against Peter Lance Could Be Collapsing
Posted on August 26 at 11:14 a.m.
Gee, a SBPD officer pre-fills in some of the more inocuous fields on an arrest form and suddenly we're living in the Soviet Union? Get a grip folks. As has been noted about a billion trillion times, Mr. Lance blew a .09, and unless you believe his unproveable malarky that Beutel covered the exit port on the breathalyzer, that fact is unassailable. If you want to extrapolate Beutel's BK and now these pre-filled forms into an indictment of Beutel's credibility and SBPD "systemic corruption" (sheesh) that's your right, but it seems pretty weak to me. We have yet to hear if Mr. Merydith agrees with Mr. Blanco's assertion that Mr. Lance's and other signatures on the Trombetta Waivers were forged.
That being said, maybe the D.A. should drop the case simply to get Lance and DWG to go away (please).
Posted on August 26 at 6:30 a.m.
I will be interested in what we hear from the other expert Mr. Merydith, as we should take the assertion by Mr. Genis that "Merydith told both the prosecution and the defense in a conference call Wednesday that Blanco’s analysis appeared definitive" with a huge pillar of salt.
And here's something I don't understand: if Beutel was actually talking "pre-filled in" forms out into the field and using them, wouldn't it be possible to simply review the sequential history of her DUI busts and examine these documents in corresponding sequential order? Regardless of whether they are originals or photocopies, I would think that to the naked eye one could see evidence (or lack thereof) of Beutel pre-filling in documents. The fact that Blanco uses super-duper, double dog door infrared analysis to bolster Lance's case makes me wary.
(Side note to Zwoirle: did you see my post awhile back explaining my metaphorical use of the "black helicopters" expression to describe Peter Lance's ongoing conspiracy paranoia? As mentioned previously, I meant no insult to the Ganschows.)
Posted on August 15 at 3:11 p.m.
Just curious, does anyone have the full text of Scott Stapletoon's article saying that the NLRB ruling isn't valid (or words to that effect)?
On NLRB Orders <em>News-Press</em> to Reinstate Fired Reporters
Posted on August 11 at 10:51 p.m.
Meanwhile, over in Mordor: Peter Lance now has his marching orders to go dig up any dirt he can find on the NLRB board members and publish another completely un-vetted expose. Terry Tyler will write another of his embarrassingly simpering editorials. Wendy and Nippleburger will go off on their yacht with Michael Douglas and Catherine Zeta-Jones. Stapletoon will be in the drive-thru lane at Jack in the Box on Milpas and clear them out of all their sirloin cheeseburgers. And you'll have to fill in the blank on this Don Katich guy, I don't know what the hell he does at the N-P except act as Wendy's personal Wormtongue every time they lose in court.
I hope that whatever court takes up this issue, if that happens, does not issue one of those injunction thingies delaying the implementation of the NLRB's orders. It would be nice to see the reporters get reinstated and receive their back pay even if Wendy litigates this to the bitter end.
Did any of us recognize her insanity when she bought the N-P?
Posted on August 9 at 10:11 p.m.
Hmm, the great and exalted DWG has gone silent on this subject. The truth must indeed hurt!
On Police Officer Demands Retraction
Posted on August 8 at 1:43 p.m.
OK DWG, help me work this through my tiny layman's mind. Do you consider the documentation furnished by Beutel's attorneys to be factually inaccurate, or even deliberately false? Where did their documentation come from? Do you know if Beutel furnished it? Did the SBPD? Have you compared their documentation versus yours and found the source of the discrepancy? Is the discrepancy indicative of fraud? By Beutel? By SBPD?
Just saying you acted in good faith does not excuse you if you and your client continue to flog this particular dead horse in public. If you want to disassociate yourself from your client regarding this particular libel, we will understand completely. You still have the waiver issue and you still have Beutel's BK, so you might yet snatch victory from the jaws of defeat. And of course there is still Kasi-gate waiting in the wings...
Posted on August 8 at 11:04 a.m.
Hey DWG: ITK has a point, you know. I am not aware that you and Mr. Lance ever published your methodology/statistics/whatever that supported your claim that Beutel overstated her DUI arrests. At the very worst you can attribute the discrepancy to differences in how they were calculated, but instead your client went for the jugular, saying that Beutel HERSELF was responsible for LYING by overstating her DUI arrests. And your client continues to spew this falsehood from his bully pulpit, the pathetic N-P. If there was any "lying" involved, and that is doubtful, it's by the SBPD and not Beutel herself. Or do you have another smoking gun up your sleeve?
Otherwise, where is your retraction or clarification? You can attack Beutel for other things like the BK, the waiver, etc etc., but doesn't your client and the N-P owe Beutel a retraction as to the DUI arrest total? I don't need to come to your office to see your "proof", just publish it for all of us to see. And give us the proof that DIRECTLY LINKS Beutel HERSELF to a DELIBERATE OVERSTATING of her arrest totals. It's time to put up or shut up.
Posted on August 8 at 6:46 a.m.
Boy, what a thread! I did have one question for DWG and anyone else: has anyone filed a libel suit yet? DWG, your obviously unhinged client was going to file one against Nick Welsh, is that going to happen now that Nick and the Indy told him to go pound sand? I know you would probably defer to PL's hotshot L.A. libel attorney, but maybe you know something. On the other hand, Kasi Beutel's lawyers have been pretty quiet too. Same with Sgt. Stoney for that matter. Anyone know anything? Anyone? Bueller?
On Shredded Documents Dominate DUI Hearing