Mar 192018

In a previous post about Rancho Mirage getting messed over on a repeat offender getting released by Chief Deputy Raya, we made a throw-away comment about the Rotary Club being controlled by Captain Grace.

We’ve endorsed Michael Harrington for Rancho Mirage City Council over Iris Smotrich, a Stan Sniff acolyte. It appears that the local governments out there have learned well from Sniff.

Michael Harrington and another man Lupe Rodriguez have experienced retaliation.

In this case, it was triggered by the following story about some major crimes and lack of sheriff staffing in Cochella.

Rodriguez was told he could not go to the Rotary meetings that were being held in the Thermal Station’s public room. Both Harrington and Rodriguez have been railed on in local City Council Chambers for rocking the boat and speaking out about crime and other local issues.

Rodriguez took the issue about Captain Grace excluding him from Rotary meetings to the DA and now the Rotary meets elsewhere. As recent as a couple weeks ago, Grace is still telling people the Rotary is an exclusive club. Couple this with the revealed edict handed down from Stan Sniff’s brass to send people to join service clubs and look for opportunities to campaign on public time, you see the pattern.

The media story linked above is woefully incomplete about what actually happened. It turns out, according to confidential sources that the local media was threatened by the city council out there in an effort to change the coverage. The tearful grandmother and the tv reporter told about 1/3 of the story. The crime in Cochella is a far worse problem than anyone is honestly reporting.

The 20 year old murder victim was a gang member. He had committed a home invasion about 2 hours earlier. That same evening, he had been distributing narcotics and had then went to a gang party where he picked a fight and got himself shot. The brother of the 20 year old victim picked up the gun and shot the gang member that shot his brother.

Apparently, the Cochella City Council did not want this story told. (Cochella is also a sanctuary city)

Michael Harrington apparently stepped across a tripwire when he shared the above video piece from the local media. (even though it was incomplete at best)

What the story did expose was the following issues:

In a statement, Lt Misty Reynolds of the Riverside County Sheriff’s Department said:

“The Coachella police department currently employs 32 police officers with a ratio of .73 per thousand residents.  ideally, i would like to see us closer to a one per thousand ratio, but understand that due to funding restrictions, that is not an option at this time. Violent crime is our top priority in the City of Coachella since we saw a 40% increase in violent crime from 2013 to 2014.  We are actively working to decrease violent crime and increase community trust.”

EPIC FAIL. The City of Cochella points out that their cost for service has gone up 50%, yet their police protection is woefully inadequate. It is the revelation of this coming out in the open that caused the retaliation against Harrington. This is on the watch of Huskey and Grace.

Currently, it is known to this blogger that team Sniff is actively attacking Mr. Harrington and is working overtime for Iris Smotrich. Two of the attackers are reputed to be the luminaries in the title of this blog.

Captain Jason Huskey (pictured above reporting back to central command at a Chad Bianco for Sheriff Event, however he has not attended a Hemet Dave event) sent out an email to his men soliciting help. Huskey is the Captain of the Palm Desert Station.

The embedded (obscene) photo is the response from one deputy.

Allow us to remind you of other comments from deputies assigned to Palm Desert Station:

“Working with broken or obsolete equipment. Most of the PDPD cars have non working RADAR or License plate readers. Broken computers, printers, office chairs at the station and substations. Have to play musical chairs with computer equipment just to print out reports” “God only knows where the ones mark property of the City of Palm Desert went”

Station is understaffed to dangerous levels. Deputies are being denied vacation and personal time off because Palm Desert staffing is so low. Being forced to work mandatory overtime routinely.

Morale has gone to “Shit”. “Fuck this place”.

People are calling off sick because they know a certain Sgt will be covering their shift and he is creating a hostile work environment.

“ No fairness from admin” Deps have lost faith in leadership beginning with the Sheriff and Captain Huskey and believe the department is corrupt from the top down to mid management. No trust in leadership.

“I’m disgusted by the corrupt organization I work for”

“Lead the way you hypocritical fucker”

“Kind of hard to enjoy your job when your leadership is giving you job security from their own ineptitude”

And add this to the Huskey File:

Since we are in the topic of sex offenders and you have been hammering away on Huskey I thought this would be an appropriate time to discuss his handling of registering sex offenders at Palm Desert. Huskey appointed a non sworn / unarmed CSO to register sex offenders. Even if this CSO identified a non compliant sex registrant he could take action because he is not a cop. He was alone in a room with the worst society has to offer with nothing but the hope of his safety. Glad he was a god fearing man because he needed Gods blessing. The CSO repeatedly told supervision that he was unable to effectively handle the position because of his limitations and he was ignored. Sex registrants went unchecked and the problem was swept under the rug. In frustrations the CSO resigned and went on with his life. Another good guy gone. Huskey replaced him with an experienced sworn officer who did a great job…… until this week when she was replaced by a pregnant deputy in light duty. So now Huskey is going to have an unarmed pregnant female that can’t enforce anything handling sex offenders. Huskey is a joke as a captain.Stan Sniff’s Riverside Sheriff’s Department.

Why did this never appear in the Press Enterprise? 

John Bender, Editor for the Press Enterprise of Riverside was in charge of making sure the Chad Bianco retaliation story came out.  After it came out (01-04-18) sometime in late Jan 2018, he was transferred to the PE Rancho Cucamonga Office (located in San Bernardino County). He was with the PE of Riverside for 15 years.

When I spoke to him….  I asked him:  Did they transfer you because of the Chad Bianco story.? His response: “Appears to be.”

  One Response to “Riverside Confidential: Captain Grace and Captain Huskey, a Desert Disgrace”

  1. The quote on KESQ that Misty Reynolds understood there wasn’t funds for more police is due to that reality that the city was not making those funds available to her. At later meetings in Spring 2015 I saw her at council meetings advocating for more police. I did not see her get any back up at all. The city manager and council members seemed to pressure her a lot. I always wondered why Sheriff Sniff doesn’t stick up for her. Shouse was never there to back her up, either. I know I said it out loud a few times, where is Sniff, where is Shouse? They only showed up for press conferences.

    What isn’t being told is that Captain Reynolds made efficient use of the limited funds made available to her and planned the “Coachella Gang Injunction” behind the scenes. It was a massive undertaking that co -coordinating with many agencies and the District Attorney. The injunction targeted Varrio Coachella Rifa, Coachella’s oldest and largest gang. The raid employed about 500 officers and was launched in the early morning hours from the airport hanger. This injunction resulted in a reduction in crime in the following years.

    I have not heard any criticisms about her that I havent heard about many others in RSO.

    Deputies say she is a good boss. Maybe there are facts I am not aware of. New informatoon could change my views. But as a resident here in the valley , my perspective is that the community benefits from having Captain Reynolds here.

    Id feel better if she were commanding Palm Desert Station.

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