Jan 182018
 

The source of this letter asked for anonymity due to their fears of being retaliated against similar to Chad Bianco. It is clear in the rank and file that unless you are on bended knee in front of the Sheriff, you are wearing a target.

Over the past two-decades social media has changed the way we communicate with one another.  The various communication platforms, such as Twitter, Instagram and Facebook continue to be used not only by citizens, but law enforcement agencies throughout the nation, including the Sheriff’s Department.  Social media can have both a positive and negative influence on one’s career.   Specifically, Facebook affords a way for people to communicate with friends, co-workers and family. Facebook is used by our Department to inform the communities we serve on crime prevention programs, significant arrests and community events.

Caution, the Sheriff Department has made it clear there should be no nexus on an employee’s personal Facebook account and the Department.  A profile photograph of you in uniform or listing the Sheriff’s Department as your employer creates that nexus.  Thus, from Administration’s perspective any perceived negative, or criticizing comment posted on your personal Facebook account could be viewed as a violation of General Orders.  Therefore, you could be subject to a personnel investigation and potentially disciplined.

The Department is without a doubt monitoring many of our employees Facebook accounts for such a nexus.  I arrived at this conclusion based on a number of co-workers describing how a supervisor admonished them about a criticizing post or an election related comment.  Also, sergeants, lieutenants and the captain warned us to delete any reference to being employed by the Department on Facebook at numerous briefings.

Based on comments by peers and their counseling experience, it my opinion that Department resources are being inappropriately used to monitor personal Facebook accounts with to goal of identifying employees who post criticizing comments about the Department, or expressed support for Lt. Chad Bianco.The reality is we are in an election cycle and I have opined the monitoring of personal Facebook accounts appears to be for the sole purpose of identifying Lt. Chad Bianco supporters and intimidating them. If you were on the Department four years ago, then you might recall the perceived retaliation after the election cycle, such as unwanted transfers and hopefully understand what I am talking about. 

To avoid a negative experience for exercising your right to free speech afforded under the Constitution of the United States, remove any nexus identifying your employer.  Replace your photograph with one where you are not wearing a uniform.  List your occupation as, “Law Enforcement,” “Peace Officer” or “Public Servant.” Do not use Riverside County on any posts. Set your settings to private to allow only family and friends to read your honest posts without fear of retaliation.  Do not post comments from a county computer or while on-duty.  Take the necessary steps to protect yourself, protect your rights and don’t be subject to any form of intimidation.

Chad Bianco challenged Stan Sniff in 2014 and has been on the receiving end of retaliation ever since. Others that supported Bianco then have also had their careers affected. There is more to this series coming. If you have been retaliated against by this Sheriff, we want to hear from you. Comments are moderated and do not display publicly – let us know what happened to you, you can remain anonymous and we will delete the comment rather than display it. We are also on Facebook and you can message us there as well.

Jan 172018
 

Since we’ve taken on the cause of defeating Sheriff Sniff, it has taken on a life of its’ own. Hardened Police Officers / Deputies have been coming forward to tell their stories. They are emotionally disturbing, it is unnerving as a private citizen 25 years removed from Military service to hear and see the palpable fear in the deputies. These people see blood, gore and the absolute worst in society and, yet they are mortally afraid of Sheriff Sniff.

Sniff is aided and abetted by a series of Captains and Lieutenants who have compromised their personal integrity for a paycheck so they can retire with maximum benefits. (Not all of the Riverside Sheriff Office management personnel are like this, but it appears most are) The deputies have to tip toe around them all to avoid retribution.

Worse, when there are chances to show even minimal levels of leadership, we are all met with failure, which compounded with the psychological environment created by the Sheriff is a devastating legacy of abject failure.

This brings me to the latest outrage. By now, you’ve heard about the horrific case of two psychos that chained their 12 children ages 2-29 to a bed and were starving them to death.

I received a tip that sheriff sniff was MIA when this story broke as national news. In fact, a check of local media reveals no pictures or videos of the attention-starved sheriff at any of the initial or follow up media events surrounding this case. This is a video of the actual press conference at 10AM featuring the Captain of the Perris Station.

Where was Sheriff Sniff for this breaking news story?

He was at a Republican Woman’s meeting at a winery.

That’s correct, the embattled sheriff was out campaigning.

Jan 162018
 

Update – We received a legal demand letter from Mr. Mazarei VIA Facebook and posts where multiple people were tagged. As such, there are corrections in order to ensure accuracy of the information provided. We have inserted parts of Mazarei’s responses throughout the post.

Please also note that Mazarei publicly published the home address of this blogger and sent out a press release protesting his innocence.

A few weeks ago, I wrote about a mystery groupie.

She is in the foreground of this photo.

Our expose’ on Sheriff Stan Sniff has focused on his traditionally poor choices and bad judgement. Our concerns are quite simple.

As it pertains to the mystery woman who has multiple photos of the Sheriff on her facebook page, who is she, why is she so close to the sheriff when his wife is usually separated by a significant space in photos?

What is the nature of their relationship?

Another character is in this photo, his name is Ali Mazarei. Mohammad Ali Mazarei (UPDATE: there was confusion in the file I had on him, this is his given name from birth, as was not changed mid-life) is a member of the Riverside County Republican Central Committee. I wonder if his fellow Riverside GOP Committee-members know he is under an auto repair license revocation request according to a BAR complaint and there is at least one related felony investigation from the issue.

I see Mazarei on facebook, a lot. Ali Mazarei is a local political activist who wants to be at the cool kids table in Riverside County.

Mazarei owns an AM/PM franchise with a Travel Plaza and auto repair. (He also owns several other businesses)

The other allegation we are leveling here is that Mazarei received special treatment for a CCW Permit in Riverside County. Did he have to wait two+ years like most people? We’ve been told from several anonymous sources that his financial largess to the sheriff may have moved him to the front of the line. (Update: Through his attorney we learned that his CCW Permit was issued in 2009, two years after Sniff took office, but 2 1/2 years before the first check was written. We did however, never assert a time as to when Mr. Mazarei got his CCW. Further, Mazarei claims there was no relationship between Sniff and himself until 2011.)

Mazarei is also known for posing for photos with a variety of weapons. Some of his photos look downright scary.

Enter the Attorney: You also imply that Mr. Mazarei is a violent and dangerous man because he has been photographed posing with a variety of weapons. That he would be photographed like that is not surprising given that he is a Federally Licensed Class III Firearms Dealers supplying weapons to local Law Enforcement and Homeland Security officers. (In case you are wondering, I note that he has not sold weapons to the Riverside County Sherif s Department, though he proudly counts many individual officers and deputies as customers and friends.)

(Please note, we did not edit the typographical errors in the portion of the letter we posted)

So here we have a nexus of two very mystery Stan Sniff supporters.

But wait, there is more.

Mazarei has written Stan Sniff checks totaling $40,500. We believe (Not) coincidentally, he is one of the just over 2000 CCW permit holders in Riverside County. (A county of 2.4 Million people) Since it is in doubt the circumstances surrounding the original issuance of the CCW, it is also a very valid question to ask if that financial largess had anything to do with the 4 renewals that have occurred within the time frame of his donations to the Sheriff. Again, according to Mazarei and his attorney there is no connection between his donations and any special treatment by the sheriff.

Does Sheriff Sniff know that Mazarei has a checkered business record? Are there more issues out there?

Ali Mazaeri and his business are named in the document and his business is accused in this complaint filed by The California Bureau of Automotive Repair (featuring Attorney General Xavier Becerra’s letterhead) of Dishonesty, Fraud and Deceit. If you read the complaint, you will see that Mr. Mazarei’s business got stung for making bogus smog checks. (They reference 15(!) instances) We were sent photos of his shop recently that indicate that the auto repair garage parts are shut down.

If you take the time to read the complaint, he (Mazarei) got caught lying multiple times over the course of several days – again 15 references to rigged smog checks in the complaint. (Update – Mazarei is named several times throughout the complaint as an individual although he and his attorney are claiming the complaint is against his business, not him and is related to the conduct of an employee or multiple employees.)

When one is running for a top law enforcement position, fraud complaints / prosecutions against top donors (or their businesses) become an issue in your campaign.

So, the Sheriff has a public problem as a major donor of $40,500 who has had events for him at his house, is subject to administrative action (which names him, his business and others) for 15 instances of Smog Check Fraud, has a suspended auto repair license (and/or order of suspension) and he, his business or employees may well be subject to a felony prosecution. In fact, at least one of his employees is being prosecuted by the Riverside County DA’s office.

So now we have Mohammad Ali Mazarei in the middle of serious legal trouble related to one of his businesses, chummy with the Sheriff, cigar in hand with the mystery woman in the photo. What a team the Sheriff has assembled! Given how Mazarei has responded, it sure looks like the Sheriff was pulled in to the mix.

Let’s add a few more photos (beyond the five in the first post about the mystery woman) to the mix.

Ask yourself – is this the look of friends? Is this what you’d expect from a candidate and a donor? A candidate and a volunteer? Or does this look like an indicator of a physical relationship? If this is “OK” then ask yourself about the judgement of the Sheriff in this toxic environment of sexual harassment claims for far less, If I was in office, I’d have photos like these with my wife only. Any photo with another woman would look different.

It sure makes you wonder what is going on down in Riverside County with the Sheriff.

If anyone reading has any information about the nature of the relationship of the sheriff and the mystery woman, please reach out to us as you can remain anonymous. Please be prepared to provide documentation, photos and/or videos to back up anything you share.

If anyone has any information about Ali Mazarei, the CCW Permit issue, the business practices issue and the like, please reach out to us as you can remain anonymous. Given that Mazarei is in serious legal trouble either personally, business-wise or both, the overriding issues here appear to have become a direct impact on the re-election of Sheriff Sniff. Given that Sheriff Sniff is in a near panic over his fading re-election chances, we 100% understand the need to protect people from retaliation.

Embedded in this post, you can see here a graphic of all the donations between Mazarei and Sniff.

Will Stan Sniff return the money from Ali Mazarei? How does a sitting Sheriff look anyone in the eye knowing that a top 5 donor of his is an alleged fraudster (by virtue of what is laid out in this complaint related to his business)? If Sheriff Sniff has any integrity, he will return the $40,500 donated by Ali Mazarei / his business entities immediately

What does the Riverside GOP do, knowing that an elected member is in the middle of a five-star mess?

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.