I’ve seen it all before. When a Liberal loses an argument with a Conservative, start playing the Racist, Sexist, etc card. In fact, 21 years and counting, it never fails.
Enter the Glass-Jawed Captain of the Moreno Valley Station Dave Kurlyowicz. I call him Kurly.
On the Right on Daily Blog, we’ve written about the antics and dysfunction of the Moreno Valley Sheriff’s Station several times. Even a recent article about “Contract Cities” – cities that hire the Sheriff’s Department to be their police force, specifically mention lawsuits caused by people working out of the Moreno Valley Station as an issue.
This February, Supervisor Kevin Jeffries expressed concern that lawsuits over deputy actions in Moreno Valley were a major factor in the county’s rising liability costs. “And frankly, there’s the potential that the county is not going to do contracts for extremely large cities going forward,” Jeffries said at the time.
Kurly has broken equipment, yellow days, poor supervisors and low morale at his station. His troops regularly reach out to your intrepid blogger with information because they are chafing at the incompetence of Mr. Kurlyowicz.
When detectives and seasoned law enforcement personnel are alerting me to a string of Stan Sniff supporting fake Facebook Profiles and Facebook Pages where they have discovered Dave Kurlyowicz is the administrator – it is safe to assume that Kurly is not doing his job as Captain of a Sheriff Sub-Station, rather he is on a personal jihad for Stan Sniff. One of those fake profiles attacked by insurance business page.
Of all the people I have written about in the department, I have come to believe that Kurly has had the thinnest skin and has been the most cowardly in his reactions.
It had been put to me that members of the Second Floor were running around confidently telling people that they had a HUGE Story that would destroy Chad Bianco’s Campaign.
If this is it, they are out of their minds. This is similar to the “Accuser” of Supreme Court Nominee Brett Kavanaugh.
So let’s correct the record on the Desert Sun Article – since they deemed this important while basically ignoring dozens of real scandals in the Sheriff’s Department.
On Right On Daily, a blog that purports to be dedicated to the election year and focused on ousting Sniff, blogger Aaron Park and anonymous commenters who oppose Sniff have derided Kurylowicz and other department members perceived as close to the sheriff over their sexuality.
This is opinion reported as fact by the newspaper.
Right On Daily is a widely read blog among department insiders, and has become a place where anonymous rumors about department politics are aired.
On the blog, Aaron Park has referred to Kurylowicz and other officers close to the sheriff as “Stan’s Butt-Monkies in management.”
The term Ass-Monkey, changed to Butt-Monkey refers to someone who is a sycophant, drone, dupe, or otherwise is a brainless follower of a political or community figure. Kurly is indeed a Butt-Monkey of Stan Sniff. If he prefers, I will call him an Ass-Clown.
The blog frequently features homophobic tropes that depict gay men as promiscuous to attack other department members. One post attacks Cpt. Leonard Purvis, the department’s former LGBT liaison, for attending the Palm Springs Pride Parade. Next to photos of Purvis at the parade, Park wrote that “wild public sex acts” involving methamphetamine use and petroleum jelly occur at the parade.
It is well known and documented that the White Parade – which is where this out of context reference came from – features public sex acts and one year a participate died from a “Butt-Bomb” that involves petroleum jelly and methamphetamine. Facts are Facts. What the Desert Sun did is called a hatchet job and a failure to fact check their own writing.
Park has made accusations on the blog that Kurylowicz used his sexual orientation for professional gain in the department and for political gain in the sheriff’s race.
… and I 100% stand behind that notion, especially after this stunt in Palm Springs. Kurly should win an acting award for that performance. It was riveting. (Note that Sniff and Kurly met with a councilmember before the theatrics. Note that Palm Springs has no business with the Sheriff as they are not a contract city)
The anonymous comments left by readers on the blog also frequently include bigoted remarks about LGBT Sheriff’s Department employees.
Park told The Desert Sun that homophobic terms like “butt-monkies” are simply colloquialisms he’s used for decades, and he said the inflammatory nature of the blog results from the increasingly contentious tone of the sheriff’s race.
Note that the reporter labeled the term homophobic – but did not tell me when he talked to me that he thought the term was homophobic himself. This is another standard media tactic.
“The thing is in today’s body politic, people engage in hyperbole. The race is getting heated and Kurylowicz is claiming homophobia to try to get a political advantage and it’s absurd,” Park told The Desert Sun.
This is accurate.
One of the biggest mistakes people make in politics when political opponents claim Racism, Sexism, etc is to attempt to defend themselves from the allegations. I don’t. A lie is a lie. I had been waiting for something like this for a while.
It has been clear for some time that Kurly has been enraged to the point where he may well be clinical. It is also clear, given that Kurly received a new title from the Corrupt Sheriff, (see also the reference to Lenny Purvis being the former LGBT Liason, A title he lost soon after endorsing Chad Bianco) that he has skin in the game.
I would advise the Palm Springs City Council that should they decide to investigate the absurd claims made by Kurly, that they use discretion. I am not a public figure, I am a blogger, there are significant differences. They may want to spend more time interviewing me and fact finding than the Desert Sun did.
I would like to thank the Desert Sun for spelling my name and the name of my blog correctly as it will add to the traffic numbers I have. I’d also like to remind their editorial staff that this blog was started in December of 2009, which is easier to prove than anything Dave Kurlyowicz claimed in his theatrics at the Palm Springs City Council Meeting.
Meantime, your intrepid blogger will roll on as we expose the truth about the Sheriff’s Department – including Dave Kurlyowicz.