Remember Sgt. Selfie? Who can’t – Robert Garcia is his name. Sgt. Garcia is REPUTED to be a jerk to his men. Sgt. Garcia is held in low regard by those that have talked to this blogger. (Ahem, Garcia, when studying your law courses… ahem OFF THE CLOCK… check with your professor about libel laws and how they work. Because I think you’re a loser and by the time I am done writing about you everyone else will also) Many also rip on the guy for being a “Gym Body” meaning he looks strong until a 150 pound crank fiend rolls him on a traffic stop. I can’t speak to Garcia’s apparent lack of real strength, I just know what sources tell me about him.
So guess what Huskey did? Put Garcia on a special team as its’ Sergeant. Nothing says up yours to your men than doing that on your way out the door. Then, of course there is Sgt. Geronimo Contrares, made the admin Sgt. by soon to be departed Captain Huskey. According to accounts given to this blogger, Contrares may well have caused a couple of lawsuits against the county with his conduct in the year or so since becoming the admin sgt. (when he allegedly isn’t slipping people in to Cochellafest without tickets) DOH!
Then we have the case of Kevin Vest. Vest was and is still reviled by most of the sources your intrepid blogger has in a manner similar to invertebrate reptilian slime.
Kevin Vest got hammered on Facebook by SHERIFF BIANCO. (Repeat as many times as necessary – Garcia, you may need a buddy to help you with this one…)
Did Kevin Vest destroy evidence? That is the question of the day from your intrepid blogger.
We have been told that the Kevin Duffy serial child molester, rapist, abuser case is going to explode again. SHERIFF BIANCO has said it will be investigated and closure will be given to the victims (or something similar). Did Kevin Vest and others destroy the evidence? What happened to the stuff Captain Leonard Purvis reputedly was ordered to take to the second floor from Hemet?
It is going to be interesting times as the County is looking to wrap up a slew of employment practices cases, worker’s comp abuses and the like with the new Sheriff pushing for justice. It is also going to be interesting as the new management team keeps uncovering hidden money, malfeasance and corruption… no amount of deleted data by Kevin Vest (if the allegation is true that is) will stop SHERIFF BIANCO and crew from the clean up of the department.
In other news – as not seen in the local media – the morale of the department is sky high, hiring is surging and the Sheriff himself has said there is enough money to restore punitive cuts made by the old Sheriff.
We’ve been pretty clear. The local media in Riverside County is abhorrent. They were 100% complicit in the corruption of Stan Sniff, and similar to the New York Times and Washington Post – both caught in multiple lies related to President Trump – the Desert Sun is on a rampage to assuage its’ endorsement of Stan Sniff.
Neither of the major local toilet papers have bothered to cover the myriad of efficiency improvements implemented by the Sheriff. Neither covered the CCW issue, because at the end of the day most of their employees are gun-grabbing liberals anyway.
There has been no follow up on things like Kevin Duffy, Sniff Management Personnel that got away with sexual harassment (think #METOO), crimes, cover-ups, gross mismanagement and the like.
What we do get from the Desert Scum is a chicken-feed cheap shot headline.
The headline reads “DID CHAD BIANCO LIE!?“, but the article is pretty much the same pablum we’ve grown tired of since the Desert Sun failed to properly cover the Stan-Sniff deputy cheating scandal cover-up.
You have to read down 7(!) Paragraphs (note the similar pattern in the New York Times or the Washington Post) – to get to the meat of the story. The first seven paragraphs were replete with implications of secrecy and lies lies lies by the Sheriff.
Although the proposed rate isn’t what Bianco promised, this year’s 2.19% rate increase and next year’s projected 5% increase are not as dramatic as rate increases in the years before he took office.
Imagine that. But, Bianco is a liar because the rates did not go down. It is similar to media attacking President Trump’s Tax Reform that dropped taxes for 85% of Americans
Then after all the cheap shots to lead the article – there is this:
Even though many said they were hopeful Bianco could lower the rate in the weeks leading up to the meeting, officials from Temecula, Menifee, Moreno Valley and La Quinta commended Bianco for reining in the rate at which the contract cost is increasing.
Now why did you call Chad Bianco a liar, Desert Sun? I think you owe him an apology, front page above the fold.
And Bianco thinks his 5% estimate for next year’s rate increase was on the high side.
“With what we are doing, I can’t imagine it going anywhere but down,” he said in an email to The Desert Sun.
Very interesting that an article headlined “Broken Promises” has these sorts of quotes in it. This is what Media outlets do when they feel forced to have to cover positive news about electeds they don’t like. (Especially a Conservative Republican like Chad Bianco)
La Quinta City Manager Frank Spevacek said Tuesday’s meeting was a refreshing change from prior contract partner meetings but he was taking a wait-and-see approach to determine if the new sheriff’s administration could rein in costs.
Note – no mention that the prior contract partner meetings were with Desert Sun endorsed Stan Sniff. Imagine that.
“Proof of their commitment to this new way will be determined by the going forward actions the sheriff implements,” he said.
I can hardly wait to serve the Desert Sun some more crow when the reforms bear more fruit
A couple of side items. Stan Sniff’s cronies that used to control CCW Classes and ranges now have competition. One of the many reforms brought in by Chad Bianco are new ranges and new vendors authorized for the CCW Program. H Paul Payne, a man I believe to be invertebrate slime, who inexplicably is in a position of authority in gun rights groups has been silent while Bianco does in 4 months what his boy Sniff did the exact opposite of in 11 years.
Omitted from the Desert Sun Story – conveniently so by the way – is the hiring binge going on by the Sheriff’s Department. Inside sources tell me that the fiscal mismanagement under Stan Sniff was so pervasive that just simple changes to methods of doing business are allowing the department to make their money stretch further. It is unclear to this blogger if the extent of the mismanagement, what I believe to be felony embezzlement, misappropriation, commingling and accounting fraud that was the rule under sniff will ever be fully known or revealed. This was also omitted from the Desert Sun Story.
We had written previously that one of our favorite punching bags, Jason “Deuce” Horton was being hired as the Chief of Police for Yakima, WA. Well, Horton quit his job in Code Enforcement and was already packing his bags. The City Council missed the memo and hired someone else. DOH! I guess that means Horton can glare at me at the next CAGOP Convention in Indian Wells in September.
I am waiting to hear about several individual cases of employees who were screwed over by the Sniff regime. People like Tammy Smoak, Gabe Dennington and Lance Colmer come to mind. I am also very curious to see what is coming next related to the massive cover-up of one of the worst serial child molesters in American History (if everything alleged is true) Kevin Duffy. I am sure the Desert Sun will have nothing to say, or they will try to blame Chad Bianco for it.
If the Desert Sun is following the typical leftist media pattern – they are going to set a narrative that Bianco is a liar, tries to hide stuff (which they did in this cheap shot article) and is in over his head trying to run the department. Watch for it, I’ve seen it for years from media outlets, especially those butt-hurt when their endorsee loses an election.
Confirmed, Jeff Van Wagenen is still trying to place Sniff Management in the under age 50 range. The pernicious rumor of Van Wagenen placing the reviled Kevin Vest in a place where he will be able to monitor all of the communications and data of the Sheriff’s Department is painfully real. As recently as two days ago, Van Wagenen and Vest were seen together.
A few weeks ago, I got a tip that Dave Brown was working as a consultant for the City of Menifee regarding spending their windfall from their fiscally irresponsible 1 Cent Sales Tax Increase. One of the items was Matt Liesmeyer’s lifelong dream of a Menifee PD. No issue with Dave Brown getting paid, in fact, since the Menifee City Council post Neil “Nuclear” Winter was determined to get their own PD why not have Dave Brown involved in starting it? The issue with the Menifee sales tax increase is what the Council has been doing with the money (such as allowing unionization of City Employees and taking on more long term obligations).
The presence of Brown in the Menifee PD picture basically means that the interviews the Menifee City Manager was having with Sniff management personnel may as well have never happened.
There has been limited info on the status of Yvonne “Eggplant” Varela or Jessica Gore, wife of now Sergeant Jason Gore (A central figure in the massive cheating scandal). Both worked for the Corrupt Sheriff, both are expected to get the assistance of Jeff Van Wagenen in to another taxpayer funded job. If anyone has any information on the status of these two, please reach out to us. Many of their victims over the years are curious to know where their soft landing will be…
An interesting note: Donald Vincent Brooks was convicted of a Felony and a Misdemeanor. It is always interesting when you criticize cops, because even a known racist like Mike Cornett can be an effective investigator. While Cornett does not have a good reputation in any facet of police work, it sure appears that what he was telling people about Brooks’ situation was accurate. Cornett is still on the Brady List and will forever be remembered for getting away with being a major figure in the cheating scandal at the expense of Lance Colmer. (Who was basically made the scapegoat)