WASHINGTON, Dec. 21, 2011 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- Law enforcement, specifically DOJ Special Agents in California are outraged and have filed a lawsuit against Governor Brown's approved budget reallocations that threaten their ability to investigate and prosecute gangs, organized crime and drug cartels. Here is a three (3) minute video preview of "the news behind the news" featuring DOJ Special Agent Cary Cavalieri and veteran International Gang Specialist retired L A Sheriff's Sgt. Richard Valdemar who reveals how elected officials have created laws that protect themselves from public corruption investigations and law enforcement electronic surveillance.
CALIFORNIA PUBLIC OFFICIALS EXEMPTED FROM WIRETAPS
Sgt. Valdemar explains the California Legislature, the Governor and Penal (Code 629.50) is actually providing protection for corruption in the public sector. He says California wiretap laws prevent law enforcement from using electronic surveillance in public corruption involving elected members of the Legislature.
"California law severely limits the types of crimes for which wiretapping may be utilized to cases involving murder or kidnap, or attempts to commit either crime, or the trafficking of more than 3 pounds of cocaine, heroin, PCP, or methamphetamine, but not other controlled substances such marijuana. (Pen. Code Section 629.52.)" Report: Michael Judge L. A. County Public Defender.
Investigations & Intelligence Killed in Closed Meetings
This year, Governor Brown approved a budget proposed by members of the Legislature, in closed sessions to "reallocate" funding from the DOJ. These cuts targeted specifically the Bureau of Narcotic Enforcement and Bureau of Intelligence and Investigations. Valdemar says a National Threat Taskforce Report claims over 40 percent of all crimes are committed by gangs involved in narcotic drug activity.
This video preview is the first release, to be followed by six, eight-minute segments online and to be featured on public cable channels throughout California and major cities across the nation.
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