Sheriff Candidate Joe Moses, who is the named successor to corrupt Sheriff Steve Bernal on why he should be sheriff. NOTE: these shows are vanity shoes where the Podcaster is promoting his business and these "interviews" are not news or unbiased.…

The hard thing for @Calkins_Royal to get, though he is the best investigative journalist in Monterey County - who no longer lives in Monterey County - is the deep local secrets. Royal got here in 2001 or 2002, maybe later. I didn't realize his skill set until 2005 -

but he isn't local.

And neither is Captain Joe Moses, @MCoSheriff candidate and current Bernal employee with high level mgmt. experience in a department being investigated by the @FBISanFrancisco - out of Oakland for "enemies lists" in conjunction with @ksbw and @mcweekly.

Captain Joe Moses didn't arrive in #Salinas until 1994 after he graduated from @sacstate and was hired by @MCoSheriff.

I'll give Joe Moses this, unlike Steve Bernal, Moses actually graduated from an accredited college and went on to earn a Masters from Long Beach.

That should worry anyone concerned about what has gone on at the @MCoSheriff department - because Moses is smart, college educated and articulate - the complete opposite of Bernal.

There are a lot of hard questions that should be asked of Moses - OR ANY OTHER EMPLOYEE OF

the @MCoSheriff department.

And if anyone knows how badly this could go, it's me. I ensured Mike Kanalakis served not one year more when I ran Scott Miller for Sheriff. And despite 4 years of crappy @MontereyHerald and @salnews coverage I came within a few thousand votes

of getting Scott Miller a second term. I did this in the face of nearly a million dollars spent by those backing Bernal, and now backing Moses.

If @DoloresHuerta had not endorsed Steve Bernal for a week, which I believe coupled with other slanted coverage, suppressed Miller

votes for the benefit of this idiot we now have as Sheriff.

If anyone on the MOCO BOS should understand this issue it's @WendyRootAskew because @JaneParkerMC was acutely aware of the issues and Wendy solicited and received Scott Miller's endorsement and $1,000 contribution.

Despite what @VoicesofBay co-founder @JoeLivernois attempted to do by slimming what is taking place here on this blog and the peril in Monterey County.

And the peril is not an easily hacked up message of purely partisan froth. Our dirtbags extend beyond party affiliation.

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