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Monday, August 18, 2008

Late Night Rocky News!

Poor Rocky Delgadillo, if it isn't Laura Chick messing with his rice bowl, it's someone else. This time though, it's the FBI! The San Francisco Chronicle is reporting that the federal agency has begun an investigation into the former rising political star's use of public resources for private use.

Agents were recently in L.A. conducting interviews for what may develop into a major career ending probe.

Rocky can try to sue Laura Chick for seeking answers, but that tactic is probably not going to fly with the F.B.I.!

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Anonymous Anonymous said:

And the search for the truth continues. Rocky may be able to stop Chick's attempt to find the truth about the controversial workers' comp program, but he can't stop the FBI's search.

August 18, 2008 11:44 PM  

Anonymous Anonymous said:

This article is so over the top nasty it's almost comical.

What a hatchet job.

Definitely the work of Ace Smith.

Good timing Ace...dump this stuff on Delgadilo during the Olympics and in the run-up to the Democrat Convention. Smart!

August 19, 2008 6:46 AM  

Anonymous Anonymous said:

When the FBI is finished with Rocktard...they need to go after the rest of the Mexican mafia...starting with Villar!

When is everyone going to realize that what we have here in LA is the corrupt politics of Mexico??? Duh! Mexicans have NO ethics, morals, or principles...the US is just a huge ATM machine to them! They have NO loyalty! They are ALL anti-American!

What about the asshole's trip to Mexico to brush up on his SPANISH???

What about the $2M giveaway to Tennie Pierce???

There is SO much more to the corruption of Rocktard...I hope the FBI does a complete job...and then they need to call ICE! Get him out of our country!

August 19, 2008 8:30 AM  

Anonymous Anonymous said:

Rocky should tell the Mayor that the city's illegal alien sanctuary policy is one reason for Los Angeles being the gang capital of the world. Here are Rocky Delgadillo's own words about illegal alien gang members.



Going global to fight gangs
L.A.'s biggest gangs have gone international; our law enforcement must do the same.

By Rocky Delgadillo
August 18, 2008

The two fastest-growing and most powerful gangs in the world are homegrown products of Los Angeles. The Mara Salvatrucha gang, or MS-13, and the 18th Street gang, known in Central America as Mara 18, sprang up in Pico-Union and the densely populated neighborhoods around MacArthur Park. But unlike many local street gangs, these two were entrepreneurial: They recruited Central American immigrants across the city and then expanded farther -- throughout Mexico, El Salvador, Guatemala and Honduras. Conservative estimates put MS-13's ranks at 20,000 and 18th Street's at 30,000 worldwide.

Stopping street gangs is no longer a local matter -- a point driven home to me during a symposium in El Salvador. During the conference, two points of consensus emerged. First, MS-13 and 18th Street have become an international concern -- indeed, even Interpol is now involved in the fight. Second, past strategies to handle these gangs have failed.

In the 1990s, the U.S. strategy centered on deportation: Undocumented gang members convicted of crimes were sent back to their country of origin after their prison sentences. But this only exacerbated the problem, spreading both gangs like a virus until they grew into transnational "super-gangs" with countless cliques in southern Mexico and Central America in addition to their presence in California, Nebraska, New York, Texas, Virginia, Oregon and even Canada.

The FBI now acknowledges that the MS-13 and 18th Street gangs have become America's new organized crime, using their numerical superiority and sheer muscle to extort "rent" or "taxes" from local businesses, including legal and illegal vendors. These "protection" rackets are an insidious form of crime, often going undetected because the victims are unwilling to come forward lest they incur the gangs' wrath; they also supply the gangs with steady profits and fuel their growth.

Much of what I learned in El Salvador was cause for alarm, but there was also reason for hope.

First, the good news. El Salvador's partnerships with U.S. law enforcement agencies are producing results. Intelligence on the super-gangs now flows between the U.S. and El Salvador. U.S.-sponsored initiatives on fingerprinting, police training and the handling of criminal deportees are working, and they provide a model for other countries.

El Salvador's political leadership appears committed to expanding the country's gang prevention and intervention programs. This is crucial, because effective gang reduction requires more than just arrests and gang sweeps. We must be tough on gangs but equally tough on the social conditions that breed them.

Now, the bad news. Despite progress, both super-gangs are still growing in influence across the hemisphere. Five years ago, Mexico reported little MS-13 presence; today, MS-13 is the dominant gang in Mexico's southern states. In Central America, the super-gangs are branching out beyond extortion into drug trafficking, human trafficking, identity theft and fraud. Sadly, we can expect to see similar expansion in the United States.

Nevertheless, U.S. law enforcement officials can succeed if we build on the following principles.

First, gangs fight over turf. Those of us battling them must not. Whether it is politicians arguing over control or bureaucrats wrestling over resources, infighting does not serve the public interest. Federal, state and local authorities must coordinate their efforts. This year, prosecutors in my office and the U.S. attorney's office, working together for the first time, coordinated efforts to good effect. Federal prosecutors filed criminal indictments against gang members in South Los Angeles and Glassell Park, while city prosecutors filed nuisance-abatement lawsuits to shut down the gangs' headquarters and hangouts.

Second, super-gangs observe no jurisdictional boundaries, so law enforcement officials in the U.S. need to expand international partnerships to stop the gangs' growth. The Los Angeles Police Department's new officer-exchange program with the El Salvador police is a good start, but there's still a long way to go in developing genuine working relationships with the rest of Central America.

Finally, gangs evolve. So must our methods and our laws. This year, for instance, I sponsored statewide legislation, which the governor recently signed into law, to allow prosecutors to sue gang members in civil court for damages. Now gang leaders, or "shot callers," can be held accountable for the full spectrum of damage their foot soldiers cause -- from graffiti vandalism to the costs associated with violent crime. This tool should prove particularly effective against gang leaders who direct criminal activities from behind bars, a problem Sheriff Lee Baca and Police Chief William J. Bratton have discussed in recent months.

For too long, Los Angeles has thought of street gangs as a local crisis. But the problems they present are bigger than that, and if the city wants to save countless young men and women from gang life, the solutions will have to be bigger too.

Rocky Delgadillo, the Los Angeles city attorney, oversees the enforcement of 57 gang injunctions, including ones against the MS-13 and 18th Street gangs.

August 19, 2008 8:49 AM  

Anonymous Anonymous said:

I was always surprised Rocky survived the EIDC scandal. Cody Cluff was/is? his buddy and Rocky knew well enough not to take EIDC political contributions as he had seen the CFPPC opinion letter rendering EIDC a public agency for Brown Act purposes when Rocky's Deputy Mayor's office formed EIDC under Riordan.

August 19, 2008 12:09 PM  

Anonymous Anonymous said:

Didn't Delgadillo's office "outsource" workers compensation claims for sworn fire and police under Riordan?

August 19, 2008 8:52 PM  

Anonymous Anonymous said:

When is the FBI going to go after the midget mayor Villar and all his appointee's. They can start with the Housing Authority, C.R.A., Airport, and DWP. Why is Richard Alatorre still in the picture, he is a convicted felon. Go after all the non-profits that recieve tax dollars, they seem to go to people that give donations to villar and Huizar.

August 20, 2008 1:11 AM  

Anonymous Anonymous said:

This is the beginning of the end for Rocktard.

All the chickens are coming home to roost: the midnight promotions for Neighborhood Prosecutors, doling out millions to outside counsel, Tennie Pierce, Karen Tso's involuntary transfer, Michelle D's car accident and suspended license, and on and on and on.

Hey, Rocktard: it's time to put on some fuzzy slippers and walk into Lompoc Federal Prison.

August 20, 2008 11:08 PM  

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