October 13, 2010
Rudy Trutanich may not be our cup of tea, but he's a lot more common-sense oriented than his predecessor.
Trouble is, he's the City Attorney – he only pursues misdemeanor crimes.
He'll insist that he does pass cases to the DA and the Feds – and he probably does sometimes, but not in this case – believing that he has it under control. Even if the judge gave them a jail term, its still up to the Sheriff to decide how long they stay – witness Lindsay Lohan's 42 minute stint in 2007. It would seem as well, in this town, that pleading guilty means you serve less time than they'd hold you pending a trial.
It won't have any effect on the RV parking, but a federal prosecution would definitely deter any future sewage issues.
I'd think Jane Harman would be much more responsive on this matter than Rosendahl will ever be in 12 years; she seems to live in the real world.
April 8, 2010
I am surprised that City of Los Angeles is allowing probation for individuals who created a health concern in a residential neighborhood frequented by our tourists. Dumping that amount of human waste is a public health hazard. If Lindsay Estilette had hepatitis and 20 of our neighbors got infected would the City still have allowed her to get off without jail time?
As LAPD has documented the offense, if may make sense to see if the State of California is interested in further setting an example. The California Coastal Commission has a misdemeanor law for placing any substance or material deleterious to fish, plant life, mammals or bird life where it could pass into State waters. It is a $2000 fine or 1 year in jail (F&GC 5650, 12002) http://www.coastal.ca.gov/ccbn…..ochure.pdf
June 16, 2009
June 17, 2009
Mark Zuckman is the judge who gave them the tap on the wrist, which I am sure they would confuse with a butterfly landing on a flower…
You can Vote him worst judge here
You can also fill out a survey on what a horrid judge you think he is on the same on the same page. =^.^=
December 8, 2008
December 5, 2008
February 17, 2010
Are these the same people who were busted again the other night??? Chances are that if it goes to court, the judge might be a bit more strict with a second offence. There is really no way to imagine what has been going on here in Venice unless you live here. It also is impossible to calculate how much damage a small political cadre can wreak (reak?) on a community when they organize with nonprofit businesses and conjure up a number of "community groups," all with the same menbership and leadership, to provide affermation and community support for a flawed agenda.
I used to be criticized for suggesting that the road to hell was paved with their talk of compassion and permissive politik…… until hell rolled into town and hundreds of people who were thrown out of other communities and moved to the beach and in our alleys.
It looks like we might have turned a corner here… Keep on yer toes…. observe and report….
No email address for Zuckman, yet. Until then we'll have to do an old skool stamp licker letter campaign to:
Los Angeles County Commissioner
11701 South La Cienga Blvd
Los Angeles, Ca 90045
Dear Commissioner Zuckman,
As a resident of Venice, I am extremely disappointed at your choice of probation for Lindsay Estilette and her companion who pled guilty to dumping human waste from their RV / domicile, public nuisance and conspiracy. This couple lives in their RV in violation of LAMC 85.02, they harbor a 9 yr. old child in the RV that does not go to school, they dumped 100 gallons of waste on a residential street, were defiant when a citizens arrest was made until LAPD showed up, and were caught in the past week dumping again.
Venice is currently plagued with over 250 RV dwellers taking advantage of the tourists for panhandling, managing an existence selling trinkets on the beach and exploit challenges in enforcing LAMC 85.02. There are groups active in Venice distributing materials in how to subvert the police while living in their vehicles and the problem has grown out of control. The majority of these vehicles are dilapidated, do not run, and like Lindsay Estilette – they do not have the money or it is too troublesome for them to drive 7.7 miles and pay $10 to use the closest legal local RV waste disposal area… so they just dump their sewage in the streets. If they are cited, like Lindsay Estilette and her companion they have no physical address to be served an arrest warrant which enables these vehicle dwellers to evade the law and any attempt at enforcement.
The light sentence against the recommendation from the City Attorney has just sent a message to the illegal RV dwelling community that they can continue to live in their vehicles and dump their waste in the streets and face no formidable repercussions. Los Angeles may have challenges with prison overcrowding, but that is no reason to continue to give lax sentences to defiant criminals forcing the residents of local communities to deal with the extreme health hazards and crime extending from their daily way of life.
Your Name Here,
a Voting and Tax Paying Resident of Venice
Attach photos if you can.
Here is the link to the youtube video: feature=player_embedded
February 20, 2010
May 31, 2009