Disclaimer – since there are lawyers floating around writing demand letters (It’s only February, imagine what May is going to be like!) and people scurrying around trying to cover themselves – let me disclaim this entire post as the opinion of the editor and therapist of the RightonDaily Blog. There are a few people I don’t like very much (based on what I’ve learned), and hopefully when I am done writing about this race for Riverside Sheriff most of the voters won’t either…
I started blasting Stan Sniff in October of 2017. After roughly 11 weeks of lighting Sniff up people in Riverside County started taking notice and coming forward. Now there is a full-blown insurrection, and the traffic on this blog is shattering previous records.
Immediately, I was struck by the abject fear of many. It was unnerving to see hardened veterans of years of service within the Sheriff’s Department who deal with Blood and Gore afraid of the Sheriff and his retaliation. What also struck me was the decimated morale within the ranks as well.
One of the biggest issues brought up repeatedly was the culture of promotions being largely subjective. In particular almost everyone I communicated with complained about the cheating scandal. I started writing about it three weeks before someone leaked the Internal Affairs file to the local media. The issue with the cheating scandal is the cover up and the resulting legal issues related to anyone convicted of a crime based on the testimony of anyone involved.
Just recently, there were a spate of promotions. Several of them appear to have been “Friends of Stan”. Similarly, within recent history, a lot of senior management promotions were clearly political. Still other good people were taking lateral transfers to other agencies or simply retiring to get out from under the tyranny. There seems to be no middle ground, either you are in the bag for the Sheriff or you are an outcast.
Names like Leonard Purvis, Jason Horton, Ray Wood, Kevin Vest, Mark Bostrom, Ali Mazarei and a host of others have made their way on to this blog. A tyrant like Sheriff Sniff needs enablers and hatchet men. Nicknames like Captain Tripod and Eggplant underscore the absurdity of how the department is run under Sheriff Sniff.
I’ve learned about cover-ups of investigative failures, suicide attempts, fraud, embezzlement, politically motivated investigations, officer involved shootings and an array of corruption. I’ve written one story out of every 10 I’ve been informed about as the ever-present threat of libel lawsuits is real. A good example is that it is common knowledge within the department that CCW permit issuance is subjective and friends of Stan get their permits issued much faster than the rest of us (who even after a two year wait get mostly declined).
Sheriff Sniff has failed under every objective measure of what a Sheriff should be:
He has proven he can’t manage his budget
He refuses help
He threatens innocent people
He manipulates duty rosters and jail staffing in an attempt to gain political advantage
He claims to be pro-gun, yet refuses to process CCW requests like other counties
He covers up corruption
He destroys careers of people with differing opinions
He has fostered a culture of immorality within the ranks of his senior management
He even participated in an attempt to destroy the Banning police department
Stan Sniff has proven that he is unworthy of public trust and should be fired post-haste (if not prosecuted as well).
The RightonDaily Blog is writing things we believe to be true when we write them. We’ve been validated in two major ways, the Cheating Scandal was blown completely open and the Leonard Purvis – Stan Sniff conspiracy to eviscerate the Banning Police Department to turn it in to a franchise of the Sheriff’s Office being the other. We even broke the news about the $300K check to Chad Bianco on 1/29/2018 some 2 1/2 weeks before is was written on 2/14/2018.
Stay tuned, we believe that more of the issues we are writing about and disclaiming as being from anonymous sources will come to the forefront with evidence.