Voices, continuing to do journalism @bradleyzeve refuses to do.
"He was up against Scott Miller, who had risen through the ranks of the Salinas and Pacific Grove police departments before becoming sheriff"

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8 Apr
Here is a blast from the past, and a @SalinasPD fail.

1. Who was the drug dealer arrested because of Montes' testimony?

2. Who was the man "with a flat top haircut" where the claim is this man was with or arguing with Montes and a passenger in Montes' 1987 pickup? Image
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The least reassuring part is Robin Stuart and Joe Gunter worked on the case.

Fast forward to 2018 and @CityofSalinas Mayor Joe Gunter (now deceased) was writing letters of support for narco trafficker Mike Hackett (friend of @bradleyzeve's managing editor at the Weekly) Image
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#Salinas in 2010, where a handful of corrupt cops and a local judge wrote letters of support for a major player in drug dealing during the same period as Brian Montes - Dave Drew - the guy @JerryBrownGov pardoned in 2018.

tick tock. Image
Read 6 tweets
7 Apr
"to hear Miller tell it"

... talking points in a RW funded sleazy race that saw @RepJimmyPanetta's future consultant Plasha Will (Will was with Sam Farr at the time, Farr and his dad were both creeps in MoCo, beloved by a whacky bunch of "intellectuals" on the Peninsula) route ImageImage
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DARK MONEY through a PAC hidden in San Benito County under the name "Californians for Law & Order" - to unseat a Sheriff who was firing dirty cops and taking material to the regional @FBI, and others.

It doesn't pass the smell test.

@Calkins_Royal is the only reporter
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covering the current scandal of @SheriffBernal - why?

BIG MONEY interests want to own law enforcement in all 58 counties in California.

@GavinNewsom is paralyzed.

That's where we are post-Trump - because Trump was a symptom.

@cmarinucci doesn't even want to touch it.
Read 4 tweets
6 Apr
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Joey Banuelos, a commander with the @MCoSheriff department, was FIRED by Sheriff Scott Miller for lying on his time slips, when he put in for overtime.

His fellow deputies, who I will not name, snitched on him (that was a good thing boys).

Their reporting to me led to
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Banuelos being fired after I gave the information to then Sheriff Scott Miller, who I successfully ran to replace a corrupt Mike Kanalakis in 2010.

Banuelos was then rehired by @SheriffBernal (who is a criminal IMO) and promoted.

This is a sick bunch of criminal cops.
Read 5 tweets
6 Apr
Did you ask the Vice President about corruption plaguing California's entree into legal weed?

... because it's a problem. A big one.

Cannabis markets should have been a model for fairness, equity and lawful conduct. Instead it's the opposite.

@KamalaHarris @JoeBiden
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"[Mike] Hackett is partner with Grupo Flor"

Gavin Kogan and Mike Bitar are also partners with Grupo Flor.

Kogan admitted under oath to lying on his cannabis applications in sworn testimony during a 2018 civil trial covered by @Calkins_Royal.
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.@RepJimmyPanetta's consultant Plasha Will has taken hundreds of thousands of dollars from Grupo Flor in cannabis consulting contracts while Jimmy Panetta Tweets about how great Grupo Flor is for our community.
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5 Apr
Warren’s lawsuit claims Houser has no supervisory authority over Seaside officers. But Veloz says he does, since Sakhrani was working on the investigation as a member of the sheriff’s multi-agency drug task force.


β€œEverything was above board,” he says. montereycountyweekly.com/news/local_new…
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@SafeSeaside , a department @AbdulPridgen currently runs, runs around with a bunch of bad narcotics cops (or did in 2011) and ran political jobs masked as legitimate law enforcement work.

Archie Warren hung out with cocaine trafficker Mike Hackett (along with other narcs) at
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Casa Sorrento the pizza parlor @maryrduan, @bradlehzeve's managing editor of the @mcweekly calls her favorite place to eat in Oldtown.

That's quite an endorsement.

In fact, after Hackett's home was raided by San Benito County drug cops in 2017, I met Duan at Hackett's to
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4 Apr
(2017)

"Its message and delivery are breathtakingly mean, delivered to a longtime parishioner and generous donor who, along with his family, is going through a difficult time of his own."

(@GavinNewsom's California, @cmarinucci)

montereycountyweekly.com/opinion/local_…
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When the narcos are hero-worshipped, there is a larger scandal afoot. @bradleyzeve
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When the Mayor of the largest city in Monterey County writes a "reference letter" for the area drug dealer, there is a larger scandal afoot. #PlashaWill Image
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