Dawson Recall Proponents Back at Safeway with Sheriff's OK
Original post made by Hypocrit on Feb 5, 2012
The Dawson Mankin Piepho gang were furious that signature gatherers were allowed to exercise their rights. Even Dawson himself stood next to a petition gatherer but the intimidation did not work. This time the sheriff's department would not be fooled. People continued to sign the recall petition. Discovery Bay soon will be rid itself of the reckless intimidators.
on Feb 5, 2012 at 1:43 pm
The Sheriff's department was NOT protecting the signature gatherers!
What part of SAFEWAY has a policy against this don't you understand?
The Sheriffs Department is very aware of Mr. Don Flint violating Safeway's expressed policies yesterday. This is a CIVIL matter. The Sheriff is not picking a side. Their interest is in keeping the peace and public safety ONLY. It's not within their purview to decide a civil issue. That's far different than this ridiculous claim they were protecting you.
Safeway had a private investigator on site and of course their cameras taped the entire violation. Don Flint needs to hope they don't pursue further action. Mr. Doran, showing his true colors, left his buddy hanging there. He wouldn't have any part of getting that type of attention because one of his primary focuses is keeping up his image. Instead he comes in posting here with an appropriate alias of "Hypocrit".
A local newspaper editor sat and observed the entire violation take place-report to follow. But the best of all is that it was all recorded!! Less than 15 signatures gathered in 4 HOURS!! That is the most telling! Even worse, he wasn't bothering to ask if they were registered to vote in the District. So the inflated number he's trying to turn in will likely have significant disqualification. It's purely a face saving exercise at this point to turn in something ......anything actually.
Mr. Flint yaks about community support...I guess the community took the day off!
See you at 9am tomorrow, Mark!
on Feb 5, 2012 at 4:12 pm
The Sheriff's Department was protecting the signature gatherers from your group without a doubt.
Trespassing is in no way a civil matter. You are either trespassing or you are not. Look it up in the California Penal Code. How do you know how many signatures were taken unless you are Brian? If you are so sure a crime was committed then why didn't you do a citizens arrest? You guys are so corrupt and think your above everyone and the law. Eventually the DA or Attorney General is going to put a halt to the antics of your gang of political Natzi Regimists.
You can't fool all the people all the time.
on Feb 5, 2012 at 4:38 pm
As was shared with Ruth Roberts and you;
News service's counsel was able to clarify with property owners exactly where Safeway property rights are at their DB store. As a result, the parking lot is managed property by the property owners/management and cannot be governed by Safeway policy. Further, the actions last week were deemed probable violation of constitutional and civil rights of petitioners by US DoJ SF according to News Service SF offices. What is an extension of those violations of constitutional and civil rights is fraudulent reporting of harassment by petition opponents now further criminalized by continuing harassment reportedly by Mr. Dawson and his associates.
From Safeway's viewpoint, it's over tomorrow and they reportedly informed news services that they would only apply their policy to in front and inside their stores. So there is a story to tell with legal authorities watching any violations of such constitutional and civil rights by Safeway, petition opponents and public safety agencies for any combined criminal harassment."
As journalists, Ruth and you need to step in an fact-check these events with your quality reporting.
As a news service's courtesy via firstname.lastname@example.org