Fullerton v FFFF – Appeals Court Rules in Favor of FFFF

Stay of TRO

The Court of Appeals has issued a STAY on the Temporary Restraining Order issued against myself, David Curlee and this blog regarding publishing of information allegedly obtained through the city’s Dropbox:

“That portion of respondent court’s October 25, 2019 order cited above (paragraphs (1)(j) and (1)(k)) is STAYED pending further order of this court.”

Paragraphs (1)(j) and (1)(k) are as follows:

(j) Selling, publishing, distributing, disclosing or otherwise using any of the information or documents obtained from the City Dropbox folders and files listed at Exhibit A, without the City’s permission, or a valid court order; and

(k) Conspiring with third parties to sell, publish, distribute, disclose or otherwise use any of the information or documents obtained from the City Dropbox folders and files listed at Exhibit A, without the City’s permission, or a valid court order.

This means that the prior restraint against us has been struck down. The court also granted the amicus application from Reporters Committee for Freedom of the Press.

Read the ruling [Here]

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24 thoughts on “Fullerton v FFFF – Appeals Court Rules in Favor of FFFF

  1. Dick Jones to staff: “Well, gee, I didn’t think that would work, but it was worth a try. Now what do we do? We’ve got to figure out something to keep up the billable hours.”

    1. Yep. Jones was pushed into this by Dumb, Dumber, Flory and FitzPringle; but he didn’t push back ’cause hey, the client is always right – so long as the check clears.

  2. This is great. Fuck 1st Amendment oppression and local government secrecy. In a perfect world, this would get wide media coverage.

    1. Glad to hear we’re on the same page. People who I might disagree with on other issues but pass the Voltaire test (I disagree with what you say but defend your right to say this) deserve respect for speaking out on this, because unless we come together over the right to have open discussion, tyranny is not far behind.

    2. It’s been covered up so long that it’s a normal thread to hide information. If not for FFFF, the exposure is in the shadows and secrecy is mandatory. Turn the evil sickness around. We can handle the truth. Clean out the the crooked overpaid ! We are done with the trickery and deceit. Are you waiting for the people to stand in the street and chant let my people go! I have seen more cover-ups in this city than any other, ever! Crimes of the elite must be exposed!

  3. And yet should I add,this character(officer Hamel) gets away with Taking a plea deal!! Crimes stop being investigated- many lives hurt because of her ruin!! NOW SHE IS Teaching your children how to optimize you’re learning capabilities in fraud and crime!❌ – this is what they wanted to stop As hinted yesterday, we received an anonymous piece of correspondence with a copy of the separation agreement between “Lieutenant” Kathryn Hamel and the City of Fullerton.

    It is quite an interesting read. We aren’t the only outlet to receive this so we’re curious to see what coverage, if any, this receives in the press.

    From what we have gathered Officer Hamel had at least two internal affairs investigations into her actions. It is alleged that one of them was for giving false statements.

    These internal investigations were dropped as a condition of this settlement specifically to avoid disclosure under the law known as SB1421.

    To quote the agreement (bold emphasis added, caps lock in original):

    “The City will revise its Notice of Intent to Discipline Hamel to remove allegations relating to dishonesty, deceit, untruthfulness, false or misleading statements, ethics or maliciousness. The Interim Police Chief will place a notice in the file indicating that, pursuant to settlement, all charges against Hamel, including charges relating to dishonesty, deceit, untruthfulness, false or misleading statements, ethics or maliciousness were never resolved or proven because there was no Skelly hearing or opportunity for appeal and, accordingly, are not sustained. published

  4. Just try to take away freedom of press/ close it down/ lock it up/shut it up/ really?? =Freedom, well written “This means that the prior restraint against us has been struck down. The court also granted the amicus application from Reporters Committee for Freedom of the Press.”

  5. I see Hamel mentioned and wondering what happened to her great fumble. Fired? Retired? Anyone on got anything on this broad ?

  6. Ladies & Gentlemen’s this blogger needs a reward and recognition.
    Let’s do it on the next council City meeting,
    We need 2 things.
    The certificate of recognition.
    One for you, and one for our council member Whitaker that supported the freedom of speech.
    Perhaps Miss. Sharon can bring those certificates and send it with his significant other.

  7. Jesus Silva, Jan Flory, Jennifer Fitzgerald, Ahmad Zahra and Ken Domer conspired to violate your constitutional rights. It’s there on paper.

    I hope those evil tyrants get what they deserve.

  8. The fact that Jesus Silva, Jan Flory, Jennifer Fitzgerald, Ahmad Zahra all conspired to squash free speech will make an excellent campaign hit piece.

  9. Everyone on the Fullerton City Council who voted “yes” for this needs to be voted out and prosecuted for misrepresentation, willful neglect and fraud.

  10. https://voiceofoc.org/2019/10/oc-judge-orders-fullerton-blog-and-resident-to-stop-publishing-secret-city-hall-documents/
    Seriously how funny is this. They talk about attorney-client privilege and the document is filled with lies and malicious behaviors all erased from employee record. So you are going to protect a bad cop that lied and possibly committed crimes Etc erase it from her record pay her a full pension and you think this is okay? This is not ok
    “I do see substantial harm, particularly with the attorney-client privilege,” said Delaney, before issuing his order.

    The blog published a draft agreement June 11 between the city and former Lt. Kathryn Hamel to halt at least one internal affairs investigation if she resigned from the department, in an effort to shield the records from a new state disclosure law that allows the public to see select police misconduct records.

    “The City will revise its Notice of Intent to Discipline Hamel to remove allegations relating to dishonesty, deceit, untruthfulness, false or misleading statements, ethics or maliciousness. The Interim Police Chief will place a notice in the file indicating that, pursuant to settlement, all charges against Hamel … were never resolved or proven because there was no Skelly hearing or opportunity for appeal and, accordingly, are not sustained,” reads the draft agreement, which is also attached to Ferguson’s record lawsuit.

    “On or about June 13, 2019, the City of Fullerton became aware that certain of its privileged and confidential information had been published without its permission on the Blog,” reads Fullerton’s lawsuit against Ferguson and the blog. the people need to know and it needs to stop.

  11. When a Governmental agency, hires a secretary or legal clerk assistance for the department or the Police department. These clerks supposed to be trained in basic OutLook computer skills to encrypt the emails. I really don’t know where Fullerton City and Fullerton PD gets all these incompetent employees. Moreover, they tried to blame the lack of basic skills of their employees on a poor blogger. How sad.
    They should take action in a more productive form, such to send their clerks and police officers to take a computer application class or a basic networking class on how to secure a complicate dropbox, so they can catch up with the digital age. Any future victim should sue the city for negligence because they choose that type of employees.
    Incredible! just because they see Florin on the council, they think that we are still on the century of wagons and horses. They forgot we are in the digital age.

  12. What I would like to see, is that any “Victim” go and file to the court to make the City comply or demand to provide training to their employees are qualified in handle a basic computer technology.
    Also, the city should prove what remedies have taken to train their employees on the basic computer application and basic security tools. Instead of wasting time in court, they should be spending the money on training their secretary and other employees that have access to a computer with private information.

  13. I also, want to point out that the City doesn’t want to take responsibility for the negligence actions. Instead, they try to blame their mistakes on a blogger.
    The City of Fullerton Council Members, and the FPD they have a Mind-Set in which they do not want to take responsibility for their action but to blame the first person that they see, in order to clean their imagen and cover the inefficient poor training worker. Moreover! the Chief and the City still voted to get a raise on their salary for this type of employee!… Wow, Councils members, you guys really let me with my mouth open. I hope you guys told the judge that too.

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