Friday, June 15, 2012

Release the Phone Call

There has been much discussion of late regarding the call to the Fullerton Police Department which resulted in officers making contact with Kelly Thomas on July 5, 2011.

A member of the media has made an official request for the recorded phone call, which was not a 911 call.  That request was forwarded to the Orange County District Attorney's Office for their input.  The response from the DA basically says that the call evidence in a criminal case, the investigation of which is still ongoing.

In my opinion, there are very few records which are not open to public scrutiny.  The recording in question is should be released to the public just like any 911 recordings.  I cannot see any reason for it to be kept secret.

If the District Attorney feels it should be suppressed while the matter is further investigated, I suggest he obtain a court order barring its release to the public.  Without such an order, I can see no legal way nor a logical reason for the City of Fullerton to stand in the way of the release.

Letter from OC DA to Fullerton PD.

4 comments:

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  2. Unless we throw caution to the wind, stand up and speak out - there will be many more.

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  3. Dear Mr. Sebourn.

    Congratulations on your success in the election.

    I would like to ask if you have written or called any officials to let your voice be heard regarding the Kelly Thomas murder?. If not here below are the contact details. I hope you will contact them in your official capacity and "before" the arraignment takes place on June 26th 2012.

    I believe, as do many other citizens of Orange County that all 6 of these killers should be prosecuted, I find it totally outrageous that 4 of these people have not been charged with any crime, and are still today collecting a city paycheck, what is your opinion on this.?

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    Orange County District Attorney.
    Email: http://orangecountyda.com/home/index.asp?page=160
    Phone: (714) 541-7600.
    Address: 901 W Civic Center Dr # 150 Santa Ana, CA 92703.
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    U.S. House of Representatives.
    Congressman Ed Royce.
    Website: http://www.royce.house.gov/
    Email: http://royce.house.gov/Contact/ZipCheck.htm
    Office Address: 1110 E. Chapman Ave., Suite 207, Orange, CA 92866.
    Phone and Fax Numbers:
    Orange County: Phone - (714) 744-4130 Fax - (714) 744-4056.
    Washington, DC: Phone - (202) 225-4111 Fax - (202) 226-0335.
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    U.S. Senator Barbara Boxer.
    Email: webmaster@boxer.senate.gov
    Office of U.S. Senator Barbara Boxer.
    312 N. Spring St. Suite 1748
    Los Angeles, CA 90012.
    (213) 894-5000
    (202) 224-0357 fax.

    Office of U.S. Senator Barbara Boxer.
    112 Hart Senate Office Building.
    Washington, D.C. 20510
    (202) 224-3553
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    U.S. Senator Diane Feinstein.
    Email: https://www.feinstein.senate.gov/public/index.cfm/e-mail-me

    Office of U.S. Senator Dianne Feinstein.
    11111 Santa Monica Boulevard, Suite 915.
    Los Angeles, CA 90025.
    Main: (310) 914-7300.
    Fax: (310) 914-7318.

    Office of U.S. Senator Dianne Feinstein.
    United States Senate.
    331 Hart Senate Office Building.
    Washington, D.C. 20510
    Phone: (202) 224-3841.
    Fax: (202) 228-3954.
    TTY/TDD: (202) 224-2501.
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    Sincerely,

    J. Cook

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  4. Thanks for asking. I have expressed my sentiments posted above to our City Manager, Joe Felz, as well as anyone else who reads my blog. I have not been sworn in yet which means I have no more authority or power than any other citizen.

    Also, I'm not sure when the initial request for the recording was made but the City has ten days to respond to it. I hope the City responds quickly by releasing the recording and showing the public that transparency has finally come to Fullerton.

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Greg Sebourn

Orange County Bail Bonds

The Beauty of a Storm

The Beauty of a Storm
Orange County, Ca.

My Grandma - A Eulogy

LET'S TALK ABOUT 1914 FOR A MOMENT.



FOR STARTERS, GRANDMA WAS BORN TUESDAY, DECEMBER 22, 1914 IN HER FAMILY'S ATWOOD RANCH HOUSE.



IT IS WORTH NOTING THOSE ALSO BORN IN 1914:

JACK LALANNE

JOE DIMAGGIO

DANNY THOMAS



AND WHO DIED IN 1914:

JOHN MUIR, THE FAMOUS NATURALIST FOR WHICH NUMEROUS ROADS, PARKS, HOTELS, AND NATURE RESERVES ARE NAMED.



IT IS ALSO WORTH NOTING THAT IN 1914 WOODROW WILSON SIGNS MOTHER'S DAY PROCLAMATION AND BABE RUTH MAKES HIS MAJOR LEAGUE DEBUT WITH THE RED SOX. MOTHER'S DAY AND BASEBALL- TWO OF MY FAVORITES!! (PERHAPS HER NICKNAME "BABE" CAME FROM BABE RUTH???)



GRANDMA WAS BORN INTO A PERIOD OF TIME FILLED WITH TURMOIL. IN JUNE OF 1914 ARCHDUKE FRANZS FERDINAND WAS ASSASSINATED. WITHIN ONE MONTH WORLD WAR I RAGED ACROSS EUROPE. TWO DAYS AFTER HER BIRTH HOWEVER, GERMAN AND BRITISH TROOPS INTERRUPTED WWI TO CELEBRATE CHRISTMAS. (PERHAPS THEY PAUSE KNOWING THAT A GREAT WOMAN WAS BORNE) WORLD WAR I CONTINUED UNTIL THE TREATY OF VERSAILLES IN 1919.



ALTHOUGH SHE WAS ONLY 5 YEARS OLD, SHE SAW THE LEAGUE OF NATIONS CREATED AND THE 19TH AMENDMENT WAS APPROVED BY THE U.S. CONGRESS GUARANTEEING THE RIGHTS OF WOMEN TO VOTE.



SHE LIVED THROUGH MANY NOTABLE EVENTS. LIKE THE 1933 LONG BEACH EARTHQUAKE OR WHEN ATWOOD FLOODED ALONG WITH MOST OF ORANGE COUNTY IN 1938 AND THE FLOOD-WATERS CLAIMED MORE THAN 50 PEOPLE, 43 OF WHICH WERE FROM ATWOOD! ALL OF THIS DURING A TIME THAT WE READ ABOUT IN SCHOOL AND KNOWN AS "THE GREAT DEPRESSION". SOMEWHERE IN ALL OF THAT SHE FOUND THE LOVE OF HER LIFE, GRANDPA LEO, GRADUATED HIGH SCHOOL, GOT MARRIED, AND HAD KIDS!



THEN THERE WAS WORLD WAR II. FROM PEARL HARBOR TO HIROSHIMA, GRANDMA WAS RAISING MY UNCLE BOB AND MOM ARLINE. WITH AIR-RAID SIRENS AND BLACKOUTS SHE WAS A WIFE AND MOTHER. WHAT A TIME TO RAISE CHILDREN! I BET GRANDMA'S PARENTS WERE ABEL TO TELL HER A THING OR TWO ABOUT RAISING KIDS IN WARTIME.



GRANDMA WAS THERE WHEN THE BOY SCOUTS OF AMERICA HELD THEIR 3RD ANNUAL NATIONAL JAMBOREE IN 1953. SHE SAW AIRBASES OPEN IN '42 AND CLOSE IN '99. SHE WATCHED WALTER KNOTT START UP HIS BERRY FARM AND WALT DISNEY TURN ORANGE GROVES AND STRAWBERRY PATCHES INTO DISNEYLAND!



SHE SAW THE HORSE AND CARRIAGE FADE AWAY INTO HISTORY AND SPACE TRAVEL EXPLODE BEFORE HER WITH THE FIRST LUNAR LANDING. JUST IMAGINE HOW MUCH TECHNOLOGY HAS CHANGED OVER THE LAST 100 YEARS. FROM TUBE RECTIFIERS TO SUPERCONDUCTORS; FROM TRANS-ATLANTIC TELEGRAPH CABLES TO SATELLITE TV.



SHE SAW MORE IN HER 93 YEARS THAN MOST OF US WILL EVER READ ABOUT, LET ALONE LIVE THROUGH!



OF THOSE 93 YEARS IT IS MY HONOR TO HAVE BEEN HER GRANDSON FOR 35 OF THEM. SHE WAS MY MOTHER WHEN MOM HAD TO WORK. SHE WIPED MY NOSE AND PUT FOOD IN MY MOUTH. SHE LET ME PLAY WITH GRANDPA EVEN THOUGH SHE NEEDED HIM TO TAKE HER TO THE STORE. SHE WAS MY GRANDMA AND I WILL MISS HER IMMENSELY.



JUST LOOK AROUND THIS ROOM; SHE DID THIS. SHE IS RESPONSIBLE FOR BRINGING SO MANY GOOD PEOPLE INTO THIS WORLD AND TOGETHER TODAY. THIS IS HER LEGACY.



A Dedication To My Loving Wife, Stacey. Thank you for all you do for me!

Brad Paisley - I Thought I Loved You Then


I remember trying not to stare the night that I first met you
You had me mesmerized
3 weeks later in the front porch light taking 45 min to kiss you goodnight
I hadn’t told you yet but I thought I loved you then

Chorus
Now you’re my whole life now you’re my whole world
I just can’t believe the way I feel about you girl
Like a river meets the sea
Stronger than it’s ever been
We’ve come so far since that day
And I thought I loved you then.

I remember taking you back to right where I first met you
You were so surprised
There were people around
But I didn’t care I got down on one knee right there
And once again I thought I loved you then

Chorus
Now you’re my whole life now you’re my whole world
I just can’t believe the way I feel about you girl
Like a river meets the sea
Stronger than it’s ever been
We’ve come so far since that day
And I thought I loved you then.

I can just see you with a baby on the way
I can just see you when your hair is turning gray
What I can’t see is how I’m ever gonna love you more
But I’ve said that before.

Now you’re my whole life now you’re my whole world
I just can’t believe the way I feel about you girl
Well look back some day at this moment that we’re in
And I'll look at you and say I thought I loved you then
And I thought I loved you then...

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