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Wednesday, December 27, 2006

Measure R Goes to Hanging Judge

As reported by Zuma Dogg earlier, the case against the City Clowncil's term limit extension scheme - Measure R - is going to court next month before the same judge who tossed out Mayor Villaraigosa's school takeover legislation, AB 1381. Judge Dzintra Janavs, a Republican, is known as a no-nonsense law and order jurist who interprets the constitution strictly. Given how the City Attorney and other legal experts have stated that Measure R clearly violates the state constitution, viewed through the prism of Janavs' ruling on AB 1381 its easy to anticipate Janavs will likely toss out Measure R.

Here is some background on Janavs. She served nearly 25 years in the US Attorney's office and was first appointed to the bench by former Governor George Deukmejian. Interestingly enough, earlier this year when she was up for re-election after 20 years on the bench she lost to a Manhattan Beach bagel shop owner. Some view that voters may have had an issue with Janavs Latvian name. Governor Schwarzenegger later re-appointed Janavs to a vacant seat on the bench.

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4 Comments:

Blogger Westsider said:

If Measure R is thrown out, then what what will Cindy Montanez do?

December 27, 2006 12:22 AM  

Anonymous Anonymous said:

She'll just get her knee pads back out and go work for Alarcon, just like in the past.

December 27, 2006 7:00 AM  

Anonymous Matt Dowd said:

how about ask Bratton why crime is UP in all the neighboring cities? and counties.
possibly because crime isn't actually down, maybe it just moved.
the robbers took the 101 to the valley, the gangbangers headed south on the 5, and the druggies went east on the 10.
and all the criminally homeless are heading to the beach.
and more importantly, where's the stats on justice? are they catching and convicting robbers and rapists and gunmen? or is crime down but those crims still getting away with it?
its important. driving down crime stats is one thing. getting violent offenders off the streets and into jail is another stat. thats my question: Is unsolved crime UP or DOWN? as a percentage will be fine. like, robberies may be up, but are any victims getting their stuff back? murder might be down, but theres a constant stream of loved ones coming to City Hall pleading for information from the public to find offenders. so I wanna know, what's the number on unsolved?
Bratton always just reels off how assault is down 4%, homicide 3.3, blah blah blah. thats nice, Willy, but are you catching any crooks? or is the LAPD just collecting statistics and homeless' property?
oh, and a $500m debt for a new cop station. and just watch that number blow out down the line....
I hear the DNA database is 18 months behind in data entry, which suggests that we're DNA sampling way too many people (homeless!), Baca says the jails are beyond capacity, so crims are released early. Jail has lost its fear factor, because these hardened crims know they can do the crime, but only quarter of the time now.
thats IF they're caught at all.
and say what you like in a personal attack on me, but I think its a valid question. let's also get a breakdown on exactly what type of crims are filling the jails. I suspect they're full of easy catch crims (homeless and drug possession/use), while the real police work criminals are running free (the restaurant bandits, burglars, robbers, meth producers and murderers).

December 27, 2006 9:19 AM  

Anonymous Anonymous said:

Matt Dowd if you can read go to top post on web site. You're an idiot that desperately needs a shave and haircut.

December 27, 2006 11:00 AM  

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