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Sheriff Lee Baca has got to go!

Let's look at his list of “accomplishments” while in office:

Evan Tutt, while handcuffed, was repeatedly “kicked, and hit, with flashlights, and whatever deputies” could find by Los Angeles Sheriff's deputies!
(Source: http://www.ktla.com/news/landing/ktla-the-gang-behind-the-badge,0,4021055.story )

Mitrice Richardson, a young woman, was brought to the Lost Hills Sheriff's station at 7:40pm for “defrauding an innkeeper,” an non jailable offense. She was released, never to be heard from again. A year later, her body was found not too far from the sheriff's station. She was found mummified with her clothes strewn all over the area, suggesting rape! Heavily edited surveillance tape from the Los Angeles Sheriff's station at Lost Hills shows her leaving through the side door where the cop cars are with a deputy in tow.
(Source: http://www.lamag.com/features/story.aspx?ID=1515070
http://www.bringmitricehome.org/The-Facts.html )

The Los Angeles Sheriff's station has come under fire repeatedly for forming a culture that encourages gangs and gang like violence amongst deputies, just like street gangs! Gangs such as the 3000 boys, Grim Reapers, the Vikings – a white supremacist gang formed by LA sheriff's deputies based in Lynwood – and the Regulators have a culture which encourages deputies to shoot at and commit violence against inmates and regular civilians, just like street gangs, and even attacks against other deputies. In one instance, the Jump Out Boys, a gang formed by the sheriff's Gang Enforcement Team whose job was to fight street gangs and stop gang violence, reward deputies who are involved in shootings of even unarmed civilians ( Source: http://articles.latimes.com/2012/apr/20/local/la-me-sheriff-clique-20120420 ).

There has even been reports of violence against deputies by other deputies, such as a huge christmas brawl that broke out in a Montebello, CA, banquet hall where 7 deputies from the 3000 floor who formed the 3000 boys ganged up on two other deputies who were not involved in any of the LA sheriff gangs and attacked them for “moving inmates too slow” on their floor. Interestingly enough, the two deputies who were attacked did not go to the sheriff's department to have the incident resolved, instead they went straight to the Montebello police department to report the incident. None of the deputies who attacked the other two deputies were prosecuted or face charges.
( Sources: http://latimesblogs.latimes.com/lanow/2011/07/for-months-the-violence-that-broke-out-among-los-angeles-county-sheriffs-deputies-at-a-department-christmas-party-was-des.html ).

The violence in the sheriff's department by deputy gang members is so bad that they have been known to force and extort other non gang member deputies to provide funds without their consent under threats of violence to gang member deputies who have fallen on hard times.
(Sources: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=R2dW28BakNI&feature=related
http://articles.latimes.com/2007/sep/05/local/me-deputies5 )

They have also been known to use force on mentally ill prisoners, in which in one case a deputy who resigned after only a few weeks on the job because he was forced by his supervisor to beat up nearly to death a mentally ill inmate or face consequences himself.
(Source: http://articles.latimes.com/2012/jan/11/local/la-me-sheriff-jails-20120111 )

I myself have been roughed up, brutalized, sexually assaulted, mistreated and falsely imprisoned by Los Angeles Sheriff's deputies for recording them.
(Source: http://www.laweekly.com/2012-04-19/news/los%20angeles-sheriff-cop-watch-intimidation/ )

Sheriff's deputies routinely rape sex workers and demand that female inmates or even visitors to male inmates “show their breasts” or endure other sexual atrocities, including this incident:
“Jacqueline Medina alleges that a mother brought her daughter into the station asking to file a report because she believed her daughter had been raped before she was dropped off at home by two deputies. The lawsuit alleges Medina's superior did not allow her to take a report about the deputies' actions, and punished her by keeping her in a room for four hours...”
(Source: http://abclocal.go.com/kabc/story?section=news/local/los_angeles&id=8498313 )

Another one concerns a deputy, Gabriel Gonzalez, who had been following women for years, raping them. And, despite numerous complaints about him, nothing was done until he amassed more victims. (Read about it here:
http://articles.latimes.com/2006/mar/02/local/me-deputy2 )

The sheriff's routinely terrorize the neighborhoods they are supposed to protect, as you can read in this account by an elderly, 84 year old woman who complains of cops constantly breaking into her home and harassing her family at all hours during the day and night without a search warrant or probable cause.
(Source: http://wavenewspapers.com/opinion/bottom_line/article_056c5904-73cb-11e1-bcb0-0019bb30f31a.html )

With these terrible atrocities under his belt and many, many more other untold atrocities, Lee Baca is not fit to be in office. His mismanagement only endangers the lives of L.A.'s citizens, including those who are law abiding. Thus, I am asking for the citizens of L.A. To unite in recalling Sheriff Lee Baca out of office, for good.

Letter to
Governor Jerry Brown
Mayor of Los Angeles Mayor Anotonio Villaraigosa
I just signed the following petition addressed to: Governor Jerry Brown.

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Recall Sheriff Lee Baca

Sheriff Lee Baca has got to go!

Let's look at his list of “accomplishments” while in office:

Evan Tutt, an inmate in the LA County Jail, states that while handcuffed, he was 'repeatedly kicked, and hit with flashlights, and whatever deputies could hit him with.
(Source: http://www.ktla.com/news/landing/ktla-the-gang-behind-the-badge,0,4021055.story )

Mitrice Richardson, a young woman, was brought to the Lost Hills Sheriff's station at 7:40pm for “defrauding an innkeeper,” an non jailable offense. She was released, never to be heard from again. A year later, her body was found not too far from the sheriff's station. She was found mummified with her clothes strewn all over the area, suggesting rape! Heavily edited surveillance tape from the Los Angeles Sheriff's station at Lost Hills shows her leaving through the side door where the cop cars are with a deputy in tow. Despite the fact that her body showed heavy evidence of rape and murder, the Los Angeles Sheriff's Department has REFUSED to rule it a homicide and continuously refuses to investigate it, pointing to a cover up that can likely implicate sheriff's deputies in her rape/ murder.
(Source: http://www.lamag.com/features/story.aspx?ID=1515070
http://www.bringmitricehome.org/The-Facts.html )

Cherise Rogers, a young woman who had her life completely affected by the LA Sheriffs in 2007 being physically assaulted by 5 male cops then falsely accused of battery on officers & resisting arrest to hope to quiet her. Instead she fought back & they took her to court 66 times over a 4 year period on a misdemeanor case to prove a point, causing her to lose her job with the LAPD (clerk typist) due to their lies. Baca personally told her he was going to help her in 2010 & has yet to fulfill his word.
(Source: http://www.laactivist.com/2011/07/30/65-court-appearances-over-misdemeanors-the-unrelenting-prosecution-of-cherise-rogers/)


The Los Angeles Sheriff's station has come under fire repeatedly for forming a culture that encourages gangs and gang like violence amongst deputies, just like street gangs! Gangs such as the 3000 boys, Grim Reapers, the Vikings – a white supremacist gang formed by LA sheriff's deputies based in Lynwood – and the Regulators have a culture which encourages deputies to shoot at and commit violence against inmates and regular civilians, just like street gangs, and even attacks against other deputies. In one instance, the Jump Out Boys, a gang formed by the sheriff's Gang Enforcement Team whose job was to fight street gangs and stop gang violence, reward deputies who are involved in shootings of even unarmed civilians ( Source: http://articles.latimes.com/2012/apr/20/local/la-me-sheriff-clique-20120420 ).

There has even been reports of violence against deputies by other deputies, such as a huge christmas brawl that broke out in a Montebello, CA, banquet hall where 7 deputies from the 3000 floor who formed the 3000 boys ganged up on two other deputies who were not involved in any of the LA sheriff gangs and attacked them for “moving inmates too slow” on their floor. Interestingly enough, the two deputies who were attacked did not go to the sheriff's department to have the incident resolved, instead they went straight to the Montebello police department to report the incident. None of the deputies who attacked the other two deputies were prosecuted or face charges.
( Sources: http://latimesblogs.latimes.com/lanow/2011/07/for-months-the-violence-that-broke-out-among-los-angeles-county-sheriffs-deputies-at-a-department-christmas-party-was-des.html ).

The violence in the sheriff's department by deputy gang members is so bad that they have been known to force and extort other non gang member deputies to provide funds without their consent under threats of violence to gang member deputies who have fallen on hard times.
(Sources: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=R2dW28BakNI&feature=related
http://articles.latimes.com/2007/sep/05/local/me-deputies5 )

They have also been known to use force on mentally ill prisoners, in which in one case a deputy who resigned after only a few weeks on the job because he was forced by his supervisor to beat up nearly to death a mentally ill inmate or face consequences himself.
(Source: http://articles.latimes.com/2012/jan/11/local/la-me-sheriff-jails-20120111 )

I myself have been roughed up, brutalized, sexually assaulted, mistreated and falsely imprisoned by Los Angeles Sheriff's deputies for recording them.
(Source: http://www.laweekly.com/2012-04-19/news/los%20angeles-sheriff-cop-watch-intimidation/ )

Sheriff's deputies routinely rape sex workers and demand that female inmates or even visitors to male inmates “show their breasts” or endure other sexual atrocities, including this incident:
“Jacqueline Medina alleges that a mother brought her daughter into the station asking to file a report because she believed her daughter had been raped before she was dropped off at home by two deputies. The lawsuit alleges Medina's superior did not allow her to take a report about the deputies' actions, and punished her by keeping her in a room for four hours...”
(Source: http://abclocal.go.com/kabc/story?section=news/local/los_angeles&id=8498313 )

Another one concerns a deputy, Gabriel Gonzalez, who had been following women for years, raping them. And, despite numerous complaints about him, nothing was done until he amassed more victims. (Read about it here:
http://articles.latimes.com/2006/mar/02/local/me-deputy2 )

The sheriff's routinely terrorize the neighborhoods they are supposed to protect, as you can read in this account by an elderly, 84 year old woman who complains of cops constantly breaking into her home and harassing her family at all hours during the day and night without a search warrant or probable cause.
(Source: http://wavenewspapers.com/opinion/bottom_line/article_056c5904-73cb-11e1-bcb0-0019bb30f31a.html )

With these terrible atrocities under his belt and many, many more other untold atrocities, Lee Baca is not fit to be in office. His mismanagement only endangers the lives of L.A.'s citizens, including those who are law abiding. Thus, I am asking for the citizens of L.A. To unite in recalling Sheriff Lee Baca out of office, for good.
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Sincerely,