Bernard Parks can take advise.
.......and you have.
Controversy surrounding a powerful Los Angeles labor leader threatened Thursday to alter the landscape beneath the county's hottest political race, which has been fueled by record amounts of union spending.
Los Angeles County Board of Supervisors candidate Bernard C. Parks, who trailed in the June primary, challenged opponent Mark Ridley-Thomas to return more than $4.5 million raised on his behalf by a labor alliance that included beleaguered union leader Tyrone Freeman.
Parks, a Los Angeles city councilman, also noted that county officials have accused Freeman's local of raising more than $5 million in illegitimate union dues from low-wage home healthcare workers, a charge that union attorneys have flatly denied.
"Mr. Ridley-Thomas, how do you feel about benefiting from the money of people who are hovering just above the poverty line?" Parks said. "Give the money back to the people who need it most."
"Thousands of working poor are having their meager pay checks "taxed" to fill the coffers of your challenger Mark Ridley-Thomas and family members bank accounts, according to dissidents within the local and SEIU. And it doesn't help the cause of Freeman when the "Old Gray Hag On Spring Street" resorts to the concept of "investigated reporting" (remember their Rampart reporting??) to fill column inches".
Now how about bashing Ridley-Thomas supporter Chief Bratton regarding that incident in Leimert Park??
Remember, "this is your time".................
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