Jan 152018
 

When you are out of creative ideas and your ego is personally bruised, you send emails demanding your opponent drop out of the race. When you have excellent ideas, energy and resources, you respond with stuff like this.

Travis Allen will probably be better served going back to blocking people on social media.

Worse, he may need to tell his crew that the illuminati did not make up my screenshot of being blocked. (It is going to be an entertaining 5 months for sure…)

Now back to the order of the day:

(The issue is – what happened to the money…)

Request for Autopsy Report

Office of the Political Coroner 

January 14, 2018

To whom it may concern,

On January 8, 2018, the Join Travis Allen to Repeal the Gas Tax Ballot Measure Committee passed away of lethal lack of momentum in Huntington Beach, California as noted in the obituary published two days ago.

At yesterday’s USC gubernatorial debate, Travis Allen remarkably criticized Mr. John Cox for contributing $250,000 into the real effort to repeal the gas tax, while Travis Allen only siphoned $87,188 out of donors and didn’t submit a single signature by the January 8, 2018 deadline.

The purpose of this letter is to formally request the official autopsy report. As you know, these reports are essential in the completion of a thorough and accurate cause of death investigation and confirm there was no foul play.

In comments to the The San Jose Mercury News, Travis Allen promised to give the money collected to the real campaign led by a coalition including John Cox, Carl DeMaio and several others. While the chance of that occurring may be zero, voters request to know how Travis Allen spent that money, how much is left, how many signatures were ever collected and when it will be transferred to the successful effort to repeal the gas tax.

Just nine days before Travis Allen failed to submit a single signature he sent out the following  misleading fundraising email:


Voters deserve to know the truth and donors deserve to know what Travis Allen did with their money.

For reference, death certificates can be found here:
U.S. News and World Report: California Gas-Tax Initiative Fails but Another Gains Steam
The Sacramento Bee:Gas tax repeal appears headed for failure – but voters may get another shot
The San Jose Mercury News:Gas tax repeal sponsored by Assemblyman Travis Allen fails to qualify, but another effort could reach the ballot
The Los Angeles Times:Assemblyman Travis Allen fails to qualify initiative to repeal gas tax, will support campaign for similar measure
The Daily Democrat:Effort to repeal gas tax runs out of steam
The Miami Herald:California gas-tax initiative fails but another gains steam
The Seattle Times: California gas-tax initiative fails but another gains steam
The Fort Worth Star-Telegram: California gas-tax initiative fails but another gains steam
KQED: California Gas Tax Initiative Fails but Another Gains Steam
CBS 8: California gas-tax initiative fails but another gains steam
Fox 40:California Gas-Tax Initiative Fails but Another Gains Steam
The San Mateo Daily Journal: California gas-tax initiative fails but another gains steam
The Porterville Recorder:California gas-tax initiative fails but another gains steam

Man, it sucks to be Travis Allen.

Jan 142018
 

Travis Allen has had a bad week. His garbage Gas Tax initiative failed to even return a single signature.

In a face-saving move, Mr. Allen has attempted to indicate that he is “Joining” the Carl DiMaio / Howard Jarvis effort to overturn the Gas Tax.

While Travis is claiming to have “Won” the USC Debate on Saturday, the truth is he was booed more frequently than a bad act at the $1.98 beauty show.

Travis Allen got owned bad and since then has been on tilt using democrat talking points to attack John Cox. Just how bad did Travis Allen get owned?

. goes after other Republican in the CA Governor race “I want to give my young and immature compatriot a little lesson here.”

Man, it sucks to be Travis Allen. Daddy took him out behind the woodshed.

Not to be outdone, the John Cox campaign has trolled the youngster (who wears Jeans and no Tie when all others are in a suit for a debate) with an epic campaign email:

Obituary
The Join Travis Allen to Repeal the Gas Tax Ballot MeasureCommittee passed away quietly in its sleep at 11:59 p.m. on January 8, 2018 after submitting zeroof the required 365,880 signatures.

Born on May 4, 2017, the “effort” was primarily used to justify Assemblyman Travis Allen’s smoke-and-mirrors campaign for Governor. It will be best remembered for deceptively collecting $87,188 from innocent, well-intended donors that just wanted a more affordable California, but Travis Allen just made it cost more of their hard-earned money.

Its passing generated the attention of news outlets throughout California.

The Sacramento Bee:Gas tax repeal appears headed for failure – but voters may get another shot
The San Jose Mercury News:Gas tax repeal sponsored by Assemblyman Travis Allen fails to qualify, but another effort could reach the ballot
The Los Angeles Times:Assemblyman Travis Allen fails to qualify initiative to repeal gas tax, will support campaign for similar measure

Travis Allen’s “effort” is survived by the Stop The Car Tax initiative, which is chaired by John Cox and supported by Carl Demaio, Howard Jarvis Taxpayers, Majority Leader Kevin McCarthy, and most members of the California Republican Congressional Delegation. The legitimate effort chaired by John Cox has already collected over 400,000 signatures and has until May 21, 2018 to submit the minimum 585,000.

In lieu of flowers, donations can be made to StopTheCarTax.org if you want to contribute to a real effort to repeal California’s regressive gas and car tax.

Carl DiMaio got in to the act, excoriating the Sacramento Bee – and highlighting how Allen’s self-serving effort hurt all Californians. While Allen was siphoning off much-needed resources from the real effort to overturn the Gas Tax (and volunteers), his duplicate and competing effort was causing confusion. DiMaio did not mince words for Travis Allen either:

Aaron-

I have heard from some of our supporters that they are disturbed about a very confusing story in the Sacramento Bee today with a grossly-flawed headline “Gas Tax Repeal Initiative Fails.” THIS HEADLINE IS DEAD WRONG. The SacBee supports the gas tax hike, and we believe they ran an intentionally misleading headline to dupe voters into not returning the signatures they may still have.   

If you read the story, you realize that they are not even talking about our Gas Tax Repeal Initiative. The story is all about Travis Allen’s fake gas tax petition and how he failed to submit even a single signature for his effort. Let me be clear: Travis Allen’s failed effort has had nothing to do with our broad-based coalition.

The REAL Gas Tax Repeal Initiative has collected over 400k signatures in record time, and we are well on our way to the 584k signatures we need! We are collecting signatures at a record-breaking pace.

Please continue to do the AMAZING work you are doing to get and return signatures on this petition. Even as the article concedes, we are well on our way to winning this thing!

Help us SUCCEED with qualifying and passing the REAL Gas Tax Repeal Initiative by contributing today

-Carl

Carl DeMaio
Chairman
Reform California – Gas Tax Repeal Initiative

But wait – there’s more! Travis Allen’s crew created a page to highlight all their trolls that had been blocked off of John Cox social media. Embedded in this post, you will see that Mr. Allen’s glass jaw got the best of him 5 months before election day and I was blocked. If Travis Allen can’t handle Aaron F Park, how can he handle governing California? Perhaps he should tell his crew that having an I’ve been blocked by page up while they are blocking people makes them look ridiculous.

It really sucks to be Travis Allen. He should call Tyler Diep and tell him he is running for re-election to AD72. Tyler Diep should tell Travis Allen to retire. Heck, I might shake young Tyler’s hand if he did that…

Jan 132018
 

James Bond said it best, when you want revenge, you’d better dig that second grave. Stan Sniff’s buddies (what few there are) in the Riverside Sheriff’s Department went to Sal Rodriguez, a willing cop-hating SJW to get him to write a hit piece on the Riverside Sheriff Association’s leadership. Wouldn’t you know that Sal Rodriguez has his own “issues”.

Like any member of the fake news, Mr. Rodriguez ran face first in to the wall of truth. Then, an assistant DA from Los Angeles County took him out behind the woodshed.

Opinions Aren’t Facts – by Michele Hanisee:

The critical feature of an op/ed is that it is opinion and commentary rather than investigative journalism.  As the late Senator Daniel Patrick Moynihan once observed, everyone is entitled to his own opinion, but not his own facts.  In a recent foray, columnist Sal Rodriguez mixed “facts” in with personal attacks to argue that criminal justice “reforms” are working.  Rodriguez first contended that crime is lower than in 2006 when the prison population was at its highest point.  Of course, the alternate takeaway is that imprisoning repeat offenders for a lengthy period leads to the crime rate falling.  As we covered in our last blog, the facts show that decreases in imprisonment based upon the criminal justice reforms” of AB 109 and Prop 47, have been followed by rising violent crime rates and rising property crime rates.

Rodriguez took umbrage with me for stating in a radio interview on the Doug McIntyre radio program that Prop 47 allows a thief to walk out of a store with a flat screen TV every day of the week with little chance of punishment beyond a notice to appear.  Rodriguez labeling my factual statement to be “fear-mongering.”   He then blamed law enforcement for not arresting repeat thieves and taking them to jail.

Here are some facts for Mr. Rodriguez.  Police officers do not have legal authority to make an arrest for a misdemeanor theft not committed in their presence.  It is not their choice, they are acting on laws passed by our legislature.  If they are somehow able to witness a shoplifting in progress, or if the store security makes a citizen’s arrest, the police have two options.  One option is to make an arrest in the field and issue a notice to appear in court.  The other option is to spend hours booking the suspect into jail, after which the suspect will be released with a notice to appear in court.  There is no room in L.A. County jail to hold people arrested on misdemeanors because the jail is now housing convicted felons under AB 109.  If the suspect is convicted and sentenced to jail, he or she is still unlikely to serve any time.  At present, a person sentenced to 180 days in L.A. County jail will be immediately released.  These are not opinions, these are facts.

Other “highlights” of Rodriguez’s screed include: (1) touting a debunked study claiming crime in California decreased statewide, even though those figures were conjured up by excluding Los Angeles County, home of 1 in 4 Californians; (2) thanking Prop 47 for freeing up jail space, apparently not realizing he has just verified that Prop 47 has made many crimes inconsequential misdemeanors for which no time will be served; and (3) asserting police spend “much of their time arresting drug offenders,” despite the well-documented fact that drug arrests have plummeted in Los Angeles County and across the state since passage of Prop 47.

Opinion writers, are, of course, entitled to hold opinions and to write about those opinions.  We, in law enforcement, do not have that self-indulgent luxury.  As Joe Friday said, “Just the facts, Ma’am.”

As Stan Sniff’s World continues to shrink, he is left relying more and more on people like Sal Rodriguez to carry his water. Sad.

Jan 112018
 

Remember when we told you about the Sheriff’s control issues and his lack of prioritization of CCW Permits? Remember when we suggested that it was a passive-aggressive back-dooring of Gun Control?

On 10/23/2017, we introduced you to the Sheriff’s passive-aggressive resistance to giving anyone a CCW Permit in a timely manner. Then on 10/30/2017, we followed up with even MORE evidence spread out over several years that the 2 year wait was not an aberration.

When Chad Bianco ran against the Sheriff in 2014, he lit in to him over the passive aggressive resistance to CCW Permits. It appears that the problem has gotten worse, not better.

By most accounts, Riverside County’s CCW backlog began in December 2015, shortly after a mass shooting in the neighboring San Bernardino County killed 14 and injured 22 others. A radicalized Islamic couple, Syed Rizwan Farook and Tashfeen Malik, attacked a government holiday party with assault rifles and handguns.

Then, the Sheriff did NOTHING to solve the problem. However, he does blame the budget, the Riverside County Board of Supervisors, the tooth fairy and every other imaginary goonie for the problem.

Historically, this whole process took no more than two or three months, said Sniff, who has served as sheriff for a decade.

Nowadays, applicants may wait eight times that long just to get the interview.

“Two years is ridiculous,” said Justin Luhrs, 38, of Riverside. “Even six months is too long.”

The article takes pains to paint the Sheriff as pro-gun. Apparently, he is not pro-gun enough to even attempt to address the backlog.

Perkio turned in his application for a concealed weapon license and asked how long the review process would take. A polite sheriff’s deputy showed him several two-foot stacks of unprocessed applications, each one just like his.

They would all have to be reviewed before Perkio’s turn would come, the deputy warned.

The wait would be about 28 months.

“It was a shock,” said Perkio, 56, who is licensed to carry a gun in 26 states, but a year-and-a-half later is still waiting for his application to be processed in Riverside. “If something happens in the meantime, this is a Second Amendment opportunity to protect myself that I simply don’t have.”

Sheriff Sniff did not plan to fail. He failed to plan. The previous articles on this issue show that the CCW Permit process was a problem long before two of Obama’s “Refugees” decided to kill infidels. Sheriff Sniff will get unseated as Sheriff because he has failed to do his job.

When presented with evidence he has failed in his job as Sheriff, his preferred course of action has been to retaliate against anyone suggesting a different course of action and to fight the Riverside County Board of Supervisors at every juncture. (Even the Desert Sun article shows the effects of the Sheriff’s intimidation as they tried to blunt the effect) The Sheriff has had over 10 years to direct the ship and instead the problems are getting worse, the new jail will be empty and good people are retiring or jumping ship to other counties. It is time for a change.

Jan 102018
 

For those of you just tuning in to this blog, you’ve seen a small snapshot of Sheriff Stan Sniff. He is the Sheriff of a county of 2.4 Million people. Riverside was once a GOP stronghold and now the registration is about even. Stan Sniff for his part has a history of playing both sides with his endorsements and support even though he is nominally a registered Republican.

It was Stan Sniff’s support of Richard Roth that first got my attentionSniff called Richard Roth a “True Champion for Public Safety”, yet Roth supported Prop 47 and Prop 57, get out of jail free cards for habitual career criminals. Under those propositions, you can visit the local markets and steal up to $950 worth of stuff and get an infraction. You can then do it repeatedly as those crimes do not pile up. Roth also supported making transmitting HIV a misdemeanor. Lest you think Stan Sniff’s democrat tendencies are limited to the above, the good sheriff also added another disaster to his endorsement quiver. In 2012, he endorsed leftist democrat Cheryl Brown. Ms. Brown has been like Richard Roth on acid. Brown is so far out there that she has supported legislation so bad that even Governor Moonbeam has vetoed it.

So when I started hearing stories that are legion about the Sheriff and his ham-fisted megalomania against the rank and file I started taking a deeper look. Just today, it has come out that the Sheriff gave a dictate to the Captains that any comments critical of his majesty on social media were to be screen-shotted, reconnoitered and sent straight to the imperial command. I am sure those liking Right On Daily’s blog posts on Facebook are getting re-assigned, passed over for promotion and having their files documented for hangnails. Hopefully, the Sheriff and his sycophant Captains and Lieutenants are printing off copies of these blog posts and reading them repeatedly.

Given that Sheriff Sniff himself experienced retaliation by his predecessor, the tradition is a long standing one in Riverside County. Recently, the local media wrote a limp-wristed story about Chad Bianco being retaliated against for several years by the Sheriff. Two months earlier, we introduced you to the bully sheriff in as well. We will be rolling out more stories beyond the retaliation against Chad Bianco, as the morale within the department is terrible. Even beyond today’s edict dictated to the captains, Sniff’s patterns are set in.

Nothing describes the decimated morale of the rank and file officers and the pattern of retaliation and fear based leadership than the Sheriff taking the extreme ACLU-Backed position on body cameras. The Sheriff chose to throw his men under the bus, and it is the opinion of this blogger that the 2014 campaign against him (by Bianco, backed by a lot of deputies) was the nexus for his decision in 2015 on the body cameras. It is consistent with his pattern.

As a hard-core conservative, I can tolerate honest squishes. I’ve voted for a handful of democrats for local office over the years. I do, however have a serious problem with people who make conservative public statements on key issues whose actions are anything but. Even though the local media parrots the lie that Sheriff Stan Sniff is “pro-gun”, his passive-aggressive record of stuffing CCW permit applications under the guise of budget issues is one of the most outrageous lies he lives daily. Read here about 2+ year waits for honest citizens. In my home county, I could have a CCW in about 90 days if I could hit the broad side of a barn with anything other than an M249 Machine Gun with a 250 round magazine. In case the first link was not enough, here is part 2 of the Stan Sniff CCW disaster where he straight out lied to gun rights groups in 2014 to get them off his tail. It gets worse, it has come to my attention that the Sheriff may well be picking winners and losers in the CCW lottery himself.

Stan Sniff is a dishonest Conservative. Beyond his endorsements of soft-on-crime liberal democrats, Sniff can not even enumerate Republican principles of law and order consistently. Beyond the hyperbole of a campaign, I really can not figure out what the Sheriff’s core principles are. Case and point, his flip-flopping on Prop 47, which was supported by the democrats he endorsed which has had significant societal effects. His position on the Body Cameras, endorsements of society-destroying democrats and his inability to recognize Prop 47’s effect should cause any conservative, moderate or independent serious pause.

The Sheriff has been at odds with the Riverside County Board of Supervisors for years. I’ve already written a ton of stories about the Sheriff refusing to accept the fiscal reality in Riverside County. He instituted a hiring freeze, causing him to waste valuable dollars on overtime. Rather than be flexible in past years, Sniff preferred layoff notices en masse to the rank and file, including leaving 500 Prison Beds vacant.

In 2018, the full effect of his failure to lead are with the citizens of Riverside County. Despite getting an extra $18 Million allocation in 2017, Sniff fought the recommendations of KPMG and ran up a $9 Million deficit. The result? Sniff straight up said he is going to leave the new, $200 Million+ Jail EMPTY.

Empty Jails? Mass Layoffs? Sniff gets a total compensation package of $335k and recently received a 20% pay raise. Now, democrats have reasons to be upset with the Sheriff.

The consequence of Sniff’s management? 6000 inmates to be released early after serving a fraction of their sentence. Crime is way up in 2016, and we are sure 2017 Stats are going to be equally as poorAccording to the sheriff’s department, there were 27 homicides in the first half of this year in its patrol areas, compared to 14 during the same period in 2015 — a 93 percent jump. Looking only at unincorporated communities, the growth rate was an even 100 percent — 10 murders in the first six months of 2016, compared to five in the first half of 2015. — Sheriff’s statistics showed that robberies spiked by 19 percentwhile aggravated assaults grew by 11.4 percent…

We have more articles to come about Sniff’s failures as a Sheriff, more articles about the terrible morale in the Sheriff’s Department, more articles about the intimidation of people fed up with his failure and even a few bonus articles about his private life that may shed more light in to why we need to retire Sheriff Sniff. Stay Tuned.