The other day FFFF ran a post on recent efforts by the Fullerton Police Department to share its Heroic doings with the public. Some were struck by the blatant and ongoing hypocrisy of the department’s alleged attitude toward DUI driving, given the fact that our former drunk-driving City Manager, Joe Felz, was given a free pass by the FPD after running off the road, plowing over a tree, and trying to escape the scene of the crime.
I’m struck by the constant effort of the department to spin PR yarns to make itself look good – despite all the evidence to the contrary. Get a load of the “while you were sleeping” shtick. It’s the old “we Heroes are keeping the streets of Fullerton safe while you get to sleep safe and sound – and how can you put a price tag on that?” routine. This relentless drum beat of the upbeat continues long after Chief Danny “Galahad” Hughes‘ departure, meaning that the strategy of fooling the public into mistaking a tsunami of PR for reform, is alive and well.
Anyway, I though I’d share a few other FPD activities that happened while we were sleeping, or maybe even when we were wide awake, sort of a public service announcement. Please observe the veritable FPD crime wave:
The Nordell family home is broken into and the denizens held at gunpoint by FPD. City Attorney admits crimes were committed.
Veth Mam is assaulted, beat up and falsely arrested by Kenton Hampton and prosecuted.
Hampton and Frank Nguyen’s tale about Veth Mam keeps changing on the witness stand. Mam is acquitted.
Todd Majors rips off Explorers to pay for drug habit.
April Baughman rips off evidence locker – a lot.
Kelly Thomas is stalked, threatened and beaten to death by Ramos, Wolfe, Cicinelli & Co.
“Tango” Tom Basham let’s cops compare notes and watch video of Thomas killing prior to writing official reports.
Cary Tong & Co. abuse arrestee.
Sonny Siliceo intentionally misidentifies Emanuel Martinez sending him to jail for 5 months.
Sonny Siliceo files a report so false even the DA can’t ignore it.
Albert Rincon sexually assaults female detainees in back of squad car. FPD tuned up by Federal judge.
Ortiz brothers attacked by Bryan Bybee, Billy Phu, Emanuel Pulido and Matthew Martinez in costly beat down and phony arrest.
Timothy Gibert busted for ripping off high desert Home Depot.
Andrew Goodrich lies to press about cops receiving broken bones from Thomas incident.
Kelly Meija places bag of chicken on iPad, purloins the latter at an airport and gets caught.
Perry Thayer and friends get their kicks.
Ron Bair extracts sex from crime victim.
Vince Mater smashes DAR destroying evidence relating to the incarceration and “suicide” of Dean Gochenour.
The battery and false imprisonment by Christopher Wren.
The serial abuses of John Cross and Gregg Nowling.
Officer Bybee rams bicyclist David Tovar.
Crack Detective Barry Coffman completely fucks up case, FPD puts wrong people in jail. Again. Still don’t care.
Well, now I’m completely exhausted. Please feel free to remind FFFF of any other misbehavement by our boys and girls in blue and I’ll be sure to add it to the list.