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Volume IX Number 3

Administration,
Governing Board
Guilty of Lying
to Constituents

We sleep soundly in our beds because rough

men stand ready in the night to visit violence on


those who would do us harm,wrote the late
Richard Grenierdecades ago.

shared the results of her audit on Wednesday, October


23, at an open-to-the-public
event at the Palmdale Hotel.
EDITORS NOTE: Smiths
presentation, along with supporting documents, may be
viewed at avpeta.org.
Titled, Joint Budget Review of The Palmdale School
District, the presentation
was officially sponsored by
PETA and the bargaining
unit representing the districts classified employees,
the California School Employees Association (CSEA)
Chapter 296.
Smith was aided in her audit by three former high-level
district employees. Assisting
Smith was retired Special
Education Local Plan Area
(SELPA) Fiscal Coordinator
Kathy Duren, former Admin-

The murderous reality behind that oft-recited authoritarian


aphorism generally mis-attributed to Orwell was made
tangible on the morning of June 27 when at least a dozen L.A.
County Sheriffs Deputies traveled toLittlerock, California,
a village of roughly 1,200 people about an hour northeast of
Los Angeles, to attack an 80-year-old man named Eugene
Mallory in his bed.
Mallory woke up to find armed men in his home. The elderly mans glasses were on the nightstand beside him. His
handgun was also within easy reach. After the panicking man
reached for his gun, the intruders shot him six times.
The deputies who had invaded Mallorys home werent
responding to an emergency, nor were they pre-empting a
criminal plot. They were serving a narcotics warrant issued
in response to a claim that someone who had passed by the
property smelled ingredients used to manufacture methamphetamine.
Aftershooting the helpless old man in his bed and leaving him to die, the intruders assaulted and bound his terrified
wife, Tonya Pate, then ransacked the property.
Although they found no evidence that Mallory was an aspiringHeisenberg, they did locate an insignificant amount of
marijuana something not listed in the search warrant, but
seized upon as validation of the murderous home invasion.
The Fourth Amendment, which was rendered irrelevant long
ago, requires that in order for a warrant to be valid it must
specify the items being sought. Additionally, a vague report
of a suspicious smell doesnt meet the Fourth Amendments
standards for probable cause.
This was acknowledgedby the California Supreme Court
in a decision announced a few hours after LA County deputies slaughtered Mallory. The Court ruled that police were
not permitted to search a closed shipping package because it
reeks of marijuana.
In that case, which arose from a 2010 arrest of a man accused of trying to ship pot to Illinois via FedEx, the police
insisted that what they call the plain smell test, coupled
with exigent circumstances, justified a warrantless search
and seizure of the package.
That argument didnt pass the Courts smell test.

Continued on Page 2

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PALMDALE Palmdale
School District governing board candidate Nancy
Smith is focusing her campaign strategy on calling
into question the governing
board and administrations
motives for what she believes is a manufactured
budget deficit.
The boards adoption of
the 3rd interim budget for
FY 2012/13 in June with a
$7 million deficit gave the
district financial cover to
impose a contract extension onto the current collective bargaining agreement,
claims Smith.
The imposed contract included both salary reduc-

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Candidate Conducts
Audit, Concludes
District Deliberately
Miscalculated,
Over-Estimated
Expenditures by
$15.8 Million to
Show Junes Interim
Budget Reporting a
$7 Million Deficit

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Candidate Claims Budget


Deficit Manufactured
Continued From Page 1
istrative Secretary Becky McIntyre,
and, retired Transportation Director
Sherilyn Thacker.
Beginning her presentation with a
disclaimer, Smith told the audience
of over 300, I want to make it clear
from the beginning, there are no accusations here that anyone took any
money, that anyone did anything illegal with money.
Smith explained the district budget adopted by PSD at a June 2013
board meeting known as the 3rd
Interim Budget for the 2012/13
fiscal year ending weeks later on
June 30 is the budget forwarded
to the Los Angeles County Office
of Education, and reviewed by the
impartial Fact Finder working toward ending the deadlock in negotiations.
When L.A. County says the district needs to make cuts, its based
on the numbers that the board adopted in June, said Smith.
Comparing Junes adopted 3rd
Interim Budget with the updated
September revise or Unaudited
Actuals Smith discovered a $15.8
million discrepancy between the
two resulting black ink for the September adopted budget.
Smith said, We dont know how
much the board knew, but we know
that an experienced administrator
should have been able to look at the
numbers and see that they need to
look at them a little closer before
they send it to Fact Finding or before it goes to L.A. County, because
there are some things that are readily recognizable.
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Candidate Claims Palmdale School District Budget Deficit Manufactured


Continued From Page 2

Smiths presentation focused on nine main


areas of contention Child Development
Funds; Auditor Reports; the Board Designated Fund; overestimation of salaries, overestimation of benefits (for both active and
retired employees); overestimation in cost
of books and supplies; the overestimation of
the cost for legal fees and consultants; dollar
amount and increase in the number of employee settlements, or pay-outs; and, Special
Ed money owed to PSD from other districts
for PSDs providing services to their Special
Education students.
All documentation used in preparation of
Smiths report in support of her claims are
documents adopted by the PSD governing
board, obtained by Smith via Public Record
Requests, and include: the budgets from
three previous years; three years of interim
financial reports and audits; and also the

2012/13 fiscal year Septembers Unaudited


Actuals.
The Child Development Fund (CDF) is an
independent, self-sustaining fund covering
the cost for programs designed for preschool
age children, and includes Head Start.
According to Smiths findings, PSD overspent CDF money by more than $1 million
over two years Fiscal Year (FY) 2010/11
(July 1, 2010 June 2011) and FY 2011/12
(July 1, 2011 June 30, 2012).
As evidence, Smith presented independent
auditor reports detailing transfers from the
General Fund (GF) to CDF of $228,683 in
FY 2010/11 and $805,013 in FY2011/12 (Exhibits #14).
To date, we cannot find any repayment of
that money, said Smith.
On October 24, the day following Smiths
presentation, PSD issued two press releases
from Interim Superintendent Pauline Winbush one responding to Smiths allegations

point by point in Socratic dialogue, and the


second in paragraph form touting PSDs ability to maintain fiscal stability during a time
of budget cuts from Sacramento. On October
31, Smith released her rebuttal to PSDs rebuttal.
In response to Smiths claim General Fund
money was transferred to CDF to cover overspending, and not yet repaid, the interim superintendent countered that the overspending
of CDF money is due to the reconciliation of
employee fringe benefits uncovered during
an audit finding.
Winbushs press release characterized
Smiths presentation as a narrow version of
an analysis of the PSD budget using arti-

ficially contrived facts presented without


context.
Given that Mrs. Smith was a long-time
public school employee and knows the importance of these characteristics, it appears
her sole purpose in this presentation was
to make inflammatory insinuations against
current school district administration, said
Winbush, in her press release.
In her reply, Smith countered the only thing
narrow in her presentation on her budget
analysis was the narrow focus limiting her
review to the General Fund (GF)
Regarding the interim superintendents
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Candidate Claims Palmdale School District Budget Deficit Manufactured


Continued From Page 4
claim Smith presented artificially contrived facts, Smith responded that the financial reports adopted by the board in
March and June were so inaccurate that
they most definitely constitute lying to constituents.

Smith presented documentation showing


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$4 million was due to a prior years finding
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million to repay the General Fund.
Additionally, Winbush blamed district budgeting woes on the loss of more than $125
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Taking issue with the interim superintendents explanation, Smith said, The administrators that did the adjustment during the
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making those adjustments.
The $125 million was already taken into
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actual ending balance for the current year.
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Candidate Claims School District Budget Deficit Manufactured


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nue and what the district actually spent during the year.
The district created a deficit that did not exist by over-budgeting for salaries by $3.4 million or, the equivalent cost of
employing 49 teachers (salary and benefits) for one school
year, according to Smiths audit findings.
That the district overestimated salaries by $3.4 million with
one month left in the fiscal year, should have been found,
should have been noticed and should have been corrected,
said Smith. This oversight created a budget deficit that did
not exist, said Smith.
The interim superintendents response to the districts
over-estimating salaries at the time of the adoption of the 3rd
Interim in June was blamed on the failure to perform perfunctory bureaucratic paperwork.
In her press release, Winbush explained that a budget for a
salary is created each time an employee is offered additional
hours or stipend, or overtime, and a Personnel Requisition
(PR) is approved for that purpose.
The submitted Personnel Requisition allocates the appropriate funding to the salary portion of the budget where it is
then frozen and not permitted to be removed unless a second
Personnel Requisition is submitted to reverse the action.
According to Winbush, the over-estimation of salaries by
more than $3.4 million is because positions having been budgeted for were never filled, and no Personnel Requisitions
were created to reverse the unused funds.
Winbush did not provide an explanation in her rebuttal why
the error was not noticed at the June budget adoption and
Superintendent Roger Gallizzi is unavailable to provide an
explanation due to being on medical leave.
Following the same pattern as with salaries, the board also
overestimated the cost of fringe benefits by $4.2 million at
the adoption of the 3rd Interim Budget in June, further exacerbating the appearance of deficit spending by the district.
Fringe benefits represent approximately 13 percent of each
employees salary.
Not basing what the actual cost of fringe benefits should be
to the district based upon the actual number of employees and
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ed by $3.4 million to make a point on the egregious nature


of the accounting error.
Using the districts inflated numbers, Smith explained the
cost to the district for fringe benefits at 13 percent of each
employees salary should have cost the district $442,000 for
the fiscal year, not $4.2 million as reported.
The district acknowledged the accounting error in their response to Smith but placed blame on their previous accounting method.
Winbush noted fringe benefit overestimations will no longer
be a point of contention this fiscal year because the district is
changing to an accounting method that charges each payroll
entry, so budgeting and expenditures are made when salaries
are paid, as opposed to the current method of waiting until
then end of the year to make allocations and adjustments.
Smiths audit discovered an overestimation for retiree benefits by more than $600,000, which equals the cost of paying
the retirement cost for 40 employees for one year at $15,000
per retired employee.
This overestimation too was acknowledged by the district
and is being corrected in the same manner as the overestimating of fringe benefits by the implementation of a new method of charging the payment of retirement benefits against the
districts books when they are paid instead of waiting until
the September adoption of Unaudited Actuals after the fiscal
year in question has ended to determine the actual cost.
The budget for books and supplies was also overestimated
by the Palmdale School District at $11.5 million, and not corrected at the June budget review and adoption.
At the September budget review Unaudited Actuals for
the just-ended fiscal year the books and supply budget was
adjusted downward to show $6.2 million being spent a difference of more than $5 million.
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Rough Men Stand Ready to Kill You in Your Bed


Continued From Page 1

If police arent permitted to seize a package that exudes the aroma of marijuana, it
cant be considered permissible to mount a
daybreak, no-knock raid of a residence on the
basis of an unsupported claim that something
in the surrounding air made an informants
nostrils twitch.
Since the warrant was invalid, and the
search was illegitimate, Mallory was within
his legal Rights to use lethal force to defend
himself. However, department spokesman
Steve Whitmore insists that The lesson here
is dont pull a gun on a deputy.
A more suitable lesson is this: We live in a
country where criminals in uniform feel entitled to gun down elderly men in their beds.
Shooting terrified people in their beds is a familiar practice to the Berserkers employed by
the LA County Sheriffs Office.
In October 2010, two members of a specialized unit of the sheriffs office called
the Community-Oriented Policing Services
High-Impact Team known bythe exquisitely appropriate acronym COPS HIT barged
into a backyard shack occupied by Angel
Mendez and his pregnant girlfriend, Jennifer
(whom he later married).
The deputies Christopher Conley and Jennifer Pederson didnt have a warrant, nor
were they in hot pursuit of a suspect. Both of
the intruders had their guns drawn. Neither
said a word.
After Mendez sat up in his bed, the deputies
opened fire, shredding his body with more
than a dozen rounds. Hisgirlfriend, who was

five months pregnant, was also hit, suffering


a shattered collarbone. Bleeding profusely
from multiple wounds, Mendez was dragged
from his bed to be interrogated.
Paramedics arrived, ripped away Mendezs
clothing, and worked frantically to save his
life. Nude, traumatized, and lying in a puddle
of his own blood, Mendez was harangued by
Sgt. Greg Minster, who tried to manipulate
the victim into saying that he was at fault.
One more time, Minster snarled at Mendez in a video-recorded interrogation, why
did you point the gun at my deputies?
I didnt, sir, gasped Mendez as he struggled to survive the assault.
The gun in question was a cheap toy BB
rifle that had been on Mendezs bed when
the officers barged into the shack where he
and his expectant girlfriend were living. He
moved to set the rifle on the floor so he could
get out of bed.
Deputy Conley reciting from the killer
cops catechism of self-justification insisted that he feared for his life and reacted
instinctively. However, in an interview with
Sgt. Patrick Kim, Conley admitted that the
encounter with Mendez lasted maybe 15
seconds before he attempted to kill him.
This means that the shooting was not the
product of a split-second decision, and that
Conley had ample time to recognize that
Mendez didnt pose a threat.
The harassment of Mendez continued after the victim was taken to the hospital. Sgt.
Robert Gray demanded that Mendez admit
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I did not aim it at them, sir, Mendez insisted. I was like, `No, please, stop, dont shoot
me! And they shot again and again and again
after I dropped everything.
On October 1, 2010, Mendez was charged
with assault with a deadly weapon on a
peace officer despite the fact that the intruders had no legal cause to be in Mendezs
home, and didnt bother to identify themselves as deputies.
On the following day, Mendez lost his leg
to amputation. After it became clear that the
LASD couldnt get away with describing a
BB rifle as a deadly weapon, it withdrew
the original charge and attempted to have the
victim prosecuted for brandishing what
was called an imitation firearm, but Deputy
DA James Garrison declined to pursue the case.
Last August,a federal judge awarded Mendez and his wife a $4.1 million settlementto
be paid by the tax victims of Los Angeles
County. In announcing the award, Judge
Michael Fitzgerald ruled that the shooting
was the result of an unlawful search which
means that it should have been prosecuted as
an act of attempted criminal homicide.
Deprived of an opportunity to send the man
they had nearly murdered to prison, the Sheriffs Office had to settle for ruling that his assailants had acted within policy by invading his home and mutilating him.
They are still plying their criminal trade,
and the department continues to insist that
the marauders had an unqualified Right to
murder Mendez.
This individual did pull a weapon on our
deputies, forcing them to respond because

they feared for their safety, snivelled department spokesliar Steve Whitmore.
Given that the search was illegal, the deputies were common home invaders. Mendez
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NOVEMBER 2013

This Month in American History

IDEAS/BELIEFS
18 NOVEMBER 1618: Sir Samuel Argall is removed from the governorship of Virginia
Colony after ruling two years. Argall proclaimed strict laws supporting religious practices.
Failure to attend church services is punishable by imprisonment and forced labor. The Sabbath is strictly enforced with all forms of amusement banned on this day.
06 NOVEMBER 1643: The New Haven Colony (Later Connecticut) General Court draws up
a plan for representative government proposing a legal system based on the Ten Commandments, restricts the vote to church members and does not allow for a Jury trial.
14 NOVEMBER 1646: Robert Child and others protest the intolerance of Massachusetts
Puritans toward other faiths intolerance expressed in religious and civil discrimination.
Governor John Winthrop and magistrates banish Child.
12 NOVEMBER 1701: The Carolina Assembly passes the Vestry Act of 1701 which makes
the Anglican Church the established church of the Northern Carolina Territory. This measure
provokes active opposition from resident Quakers and other religious non-conformists.
05 NOVEMBER 1733: In New York City, the New York Weekly Journal commences publication. Edited by German-born John Peter Zenger, the newspaper is funded by a group of
influential citizens who oppose New York Governor William Cosby and support the cause of
the Popular Party. On 17 November 1734, Zenger is arrested and put in prison for ten months
before his case goes to trial. As editor, Zenger is held responsible for the polemical articles
written by his reporters and he is accused of seditious libel by Governor Cosby.
13 NOVEMBER 1749: In Pennsylvania Colony, an academy is established in Philadelphia
by 24 of the citys leading citizens. The founding of this educational institution has been suggested by a pamphlet on education written by Benjamin Franklin, who is subsequently chosen
the first President of the Trustees. In 1753, $15,000 is donated to the school and two years
later it is reorganized as the College, Academy, and Charitable School of Pennsylvania. The
University of Pennsylvania will eventually develop from this school.
05 NOVEMBER 1763: Patrick Henry is the attorney for the defense in the case of Virginia
clergyman Kames Maury. By the eloquence of his arguments, Henry sways the Jury to his
side, against the advice of the judge. During trial, Henry presents the theory of a mutual compact between the governed and the ruler arguing when such a compact is broken by the action
of the ruler, the ruler consequently loses all Right to claim the loyalty of his subjects.
NOVEMBER 1777: San Jose, the first non-religious community in California, is established.
26 NOVEMBER 1789: The first national Thanksgiving Day is established by a Congressional Resolution and by George Washingtons proclamation. Intended to formally offer thanks
for the Constitution, the holiday is opposed by Anti-Federalists who maintain Washingtons
Proclamation violates States Rights.
22 NOVEMBER 1906: Violating his First Amendment Right to Freedom of Religion, before
a Salt Lake City district judge, Mormon Church President Joseph F. Smith is charged with
polygamy following the birth of his 43rd child born to his fifth wife. Smith pleads guilty and
pays the maximum fine under law of $300.
03 NOVEMBER 1907: Professor William James former Chair of Philosophy at Harvard
whose philosophy of Pragmatism was published earlier in the year releases a paper this day
suggesting he prefers a well-informed, unenthusiastic public to an ill-informed, enthusiastic
one. His previously published work Pragmatism: A New Name for Some Old Ways of Thinking is embraced at every strata of society. Doctors and dishwashers talk calmly of mastering
the universe pragmatically. James philosophy stresses empiricism, relating theory to facts
and actions, and agreeing it is futile trying to understand God if such a Being exists.
26 NOVEMBER 1908: Census Bureau reports U.S. divorce rate higher than any other country.
28 NOVEMBER 1909: The death toll from football in 1909 doubles from the previous year.
Twenty-six players are killed and 70 seriously injured so far this year, according to the Chicago Tribune. In 1905, Columbia University abolished football at the university. In 1907 there
were 14 deaths, and 13 deaths in 1908. A rules committee is considering changes to remove
some perils of the sport, including one banning substitution of a player ruled off the field for
roughness. During the 1910 season, deaths return to the 1907 level of 14 dead players.
17 NOVEMBER 1910: At a meeting of General Society of Mechanics and Tradesmen, Andrew Carnegie offers pity for the son of a millionaire who does not know the value of
hard work. If I had my choice, said Carnegie, I would be the poor boy.
07 NOVEMBER 1916: Jeanette Rankin becomes first woman elected to Congress. A Republican from Montana, Miss Rankin was a familiar face on the campaign trail crisscrossing
the State on horseback. She explains her victory by saying women got the vote in Montana
because the Spirit of the Pioneer days was still alive.
INTERNATIONAL
12 NOVEMBER 1971: Nixon announces withdrawal of another 45,000 men from Vietnam,
leaving a force of 139,000. This year U.S. casualties drop dramatically with 1,302 U.S. dead
compared to 14,592 in 1968.
04 NOVEMBER 1979: In retaliation Blowback for the U.S.-backed (CIA) overthrow of
the democratically-elected Iranian government in 1953, on this day Muslim students in Iran
storm the U.S. embassy in Tehran, taking 66 Americans hostage, holding them for 444 days.
NATIONAL
16 NOVEMBER 1798: The Kentucky State legislature adopts a set of Resolutions drafted by
Thomas Jefferson that strongly protest the usurpation of powers by the federal government
under the un-Constitutional Alien and Sedition Acts. Jefferson insists the Union is a compact
among sovereign States, and therefore the States have a Right to determine the un-Constitutionality of the Alien and Sedition Acts.
22 NOVEMBER 1799: The Kentucky legislature issues an additional Kentucky Resolution,
drafted by Thomas Jefferson, in response to the repudiation of the earlier Resolution by a
number of Northern States which insists the federal judiciary is the sole arbiter of constitutionality. This Resolution again insists on the Right of States to Nullify federal laws.
04 NOVEMBER 1922: Postmaster General orders homes get a mail box or relinquish delivery.
15 NOVEMBER 1969: The largest Anti-War rally in the history of the U.S. takes place in
Washington DC as 250,000 people gather to protest involvement in the Vietnam War.
07 NOVEMBER 1973: Congress passes the War Powers Act over President Nixons Veto.
13 NOVEMBER 1973: Representatives of Gulf and Ashland Oil Companies plead guilty to
illegal contributions to Nixons re-election fund. Tomorrow, Commerce Secretary Maurice
Stans will admit that such contributions were expected from major corporations. In two days,
Braniff International, American Airlines and Goodyear will testify to similar donations.
16 NOVEMBER 1973: President Nixon signs the controversial Alaska Pipeline Bill to build
a 789-mile pipeline across Alaska to carry oil to the rest of the U.S. Opposed by environmental groups, the law is praised by the President as the first major step toward making the U.S.
self-sufficient in energy by 1980.
20 NOVEMBER 1975: A Senate select committee reports American officials plotted to kill
through the CIA two foreign leaders and were involved with a plot to kill three more.
Patrice Lumumba of Congo and Cuban Premiere Fidel Castro were targets in plots originating in Washington D.C. Ngo Dinh Diem of South Vietnam, General Rene Schneider of Chile
and Rafael Leonidas Trujillo of the Dominican Republic were killed in plots in which U.S.
officials played a part.
NATIVE AMERICAN GENOCIDE
03 NOVEMBER 1768: The Indiana Company buys 1,800,000 acres from the Iroquois southeast of the Ohio River.
05 NOVEMBER 1768: The Creek agree at Pensacola to the westward shift of the South Carolina border and to the establishment of the Georgia border at the Ogeechee River.
01 NOVEMBER 1784: In the Treaty of Augusta with the Creek, Georgia expands her northern boundary west from the Tugaloo to the Oconee River.
28 NOVEMBER 1785: The Treaty of Hopwell between U.S. commissioners and the Cherokee confirms the Right of the Cherokee to their land in the Tennessee area. This pact voids the

earlier Treaty of Dumpling Creek between the Cherokees and the State of Franklin.
04 NOVEMBER 1791: Near the site of Fort Wayne, a force of Ohio Native Americans from
the Maumee and Wabash River areas defeats an expeditionary force under General Arthur St.
Clair, governor of the Northwest Territory.
03 NOVEMBER 1804: In St. Louis, Indiana territorial Governor William Henry Harrison negotiates a Treaty with the Fox and Sauk for the transfer of five million acres in the present-day
Wisconsin region to the U.S. The Fox and Sauk are granted the Right to stay on the land as
long as it remains in the public domain.
10 NOVEMBER 1808: The Osage, the most important southern Sioux tribe in the Western
Territory, sign the Osage Treaty with the U.S. According to this pact, the Osage cede all their
lands in present-day Missouri and Arkansas north of the Arkansas River to the U.S. This Treaty will be ratified by Congress on April 25, 1810, and the Osage will move to a Reservation
in present-day Oklahoma along the Arkansas River.
03 NOVEMBER 1813: In the Creek War in the Mississippi Valley, General John Coffee leads
a Tennessee Militia force in the destruction of the Native American village of Talishatchee.
NOVEMBER 1817: The First Seminole War begins with the raids by the Seminole along
the Florida-Georgia border in retaliation for the destruction of Fort Apalachicola on 27 July,
1816, by a U.S. expeditionary force.
15 NOVEMBER 1827: The Creek sign a second Treaty, ceding the rest of their western Georgia lands to the U.S.
NOVEMBER 1835: The Seminole in Florida resist their scheduled removal to the West,
thereby setting off the Second Seminole War. It will last until August 14, 1843.
01 NOVEMBER 1919: U.S. opens Reservations in Arizona to exploitation by prospectors.
20 NOVEMBER 1969: Seventy-eight Native Americans seize Alcatraz Island in San Francisco Bay and demand that it be given back to their people.
02 NOVEMBER 1972: Over 500 Native Americans seize control of the Bureau of Indian
Affairs in D.C. to protest injustices. Leaders of the Trail of Broken Treaties demand action
to provide proper food and housing on Reservations. A 71-year-old Pawnee sums up the
protesters sentiment toward the federal government saying, Theyll steal you blind. Nixon
sends police to encircle the building.
SLAVERY
07 NOVEMBER 1837: Elijah Lovejoy, publisher of an Abolitionist newspaper in Alton, Illinois, is killed by a mob. He had continued to proclaim his anti-slavery views even after his
printing press had twice been thrown into a river.
13 NOVEMBER 1839: Abolitionists enter the political arena in an organized way. Those
of moderate views hold a convention at Warsaw, New York, and form the Liberty Party.
For President, they nominate James G. Birney, a former Kentucky slaveholder, now of New
York, who is one of many converted to abolitionist views by Theodore Dwight Weld. For
Vice-President, they nominate Thomas Earle of Pennsylvania. The Liberty Party does not
agree with William Lloyd Garrisons more radical views and would never advocate the dissolution of the Union. Prominent members Gerrit Smith of New York and Salmon P. Chase of
Ohio lead the party in its strongest platform issue against the annexation of Texas.
07 NOVEMBER 1841: Both pro-slavery and anti-slavery Americans become very excited
when a group of slaves being taken from Hampton Roads, Virginia, to New Orleans successfully mutiny and take control of the United States ship, Creole. They sail it into Nassau, a
British port, where except for those accused of murder, are immediately Free.
NOVEMBER 1847: The abolitionist Liberty Party holds a convention in New York and nominates John P. Hale of New Hampshire for president and Leicester King of Ohio for vice-president. Hale will later withdraw in deference to Martin Van Buren.
11-18 NOVEMBER 1850: Southern leaders reconvene in Nashville, and since the more extreme delegates hold the majority, there is much talk of the Souths right to Secede.
24 NOVEMBER 1865: In an ominous move, Mississippi establishes the Black Codes, thus
formalizing what all Southern States have begun to do informally: the Black Codes forbid
Blacks to testify against Whites; Blacks without work can be arrested for vagrancy and hired
out to any employer requesting their help; public schools will be separate if there are any at
all. Blacks cannot serve on Juries, Bear Arms or hold large meetings. Chicago newspaper
voices Northern reaction: We tell the men of Mississippi that the men of the North will convertMississippi into a frog pond before they allow such laws.
28 NOVEMBER 1901: Alabama adopts a new Constitution which effectively disenfranchises
Blacks through its literacy and property tests, and for extraordinary circumstances, by way
of its Grandfather clause which states that a person cannot vote if his grandfather has not
voted before him.
23 NOVEMBER 1906: Addressing the congregartion of New Yorks Bethel African Methodist Episcopal Church, Bishop C.S. Smith of Detroit speaks of plans to resettle in the African
nation of Liberia those Blacks who are praying for relief from the discrimination and in-Justice they find in the U.S. The bishop references a speech by U.S. Senator Tillman former
Alabama governor given recently in Atlanta, Georgia, that There are not enough Yankees
between Cape Cod and hell to prevent Southern people from doing as they please with the Negro.
WAR ON DRUGS
18-20 NOVEMBER 1874: Delegates from 17 States meet in Cleveland, Ohio, to form the
Womens Christian Temperance Union.
06 NOVEMBER 1910: Maine becomes a Dry State.
07 NOVEMBER 1915: Over 40,000 parade in Chicago protesting closing Saloons on Sunday.
13 NOVEMBER 1920: While Princeton and Yale are locked in gridiron combat, federal Prohibition agents raid two nearby hotels and arrest seven. The Nassau Inn and the Nassau House
are targets of the raid. No intoxicants are found but agents say they have been told liquor has
been sold there. One barrel of whiskey is found at Princeton House.
18 NOVEMBER 1921: Dr. Carleton Simon of the New York Police Narcotics Division reveals synthetic cocaine, and heroin, manufactured in Germany are being smuggled into the
country. Germany developed a synthetic method of producing drugs when she was cut-off
from its normal supply of raw materials during WWI. Simon advocates tougher federal penalties for drug smuggling suggesting it should be treason.
23 NOVEMBER 1921: President Harding signs the Willis-Campbell Act into law. Known as
the Anti-Beer Bill, the measure forbids doctors from prescribing beer for medicinal purposes.
In further whittling away of Constitutional Rights, the legislation prohibits Prohibition agents
from searching private dwellings without a warrant, but in other places they may act upon
reasonable suspicion.
NOVEMBER 1933: New Mexico, Florida, Texas, and Kentucky become the 30th through
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had an unqualified Right to kill them in self-defense, if he had


been able to.
Because the department continues to pretend its operatives
have a plenary entitlement to terrorize people, the COPS HIT
unit continues to carry out home invasions. They just storm
these places and do whatever the hell they want, complained
attorney Gerald Ryckmanin an interview withLA Weekly.
This behavior isnt limited to Los Angeles County, of course.
Last July, just a few weeks before Mendez and his wife were
awarded compensation for their suffering at the hands of a
state-sanctioned hit-team, Auburn, WashingtonDustin Theoharisfileda $20 million tort claim against Officer Kris Rongen of Washington Department of Corrections.
Theoharishad previously been awarded a $3 million settlement by King Countyto indemnify the criminal actions of
Deputy Aaron Thompson.Theoharis was asleep in his bed
on February 11, 2012, when two armed strangers entered his
room and started to give him orders.
Understandably startled, Theoharis reached for a flashlight.
This prompted the two intruders to open fire. Theoharis
while still in bed was shot sixteen times, but survived.
The assailants who shot Theoharis had arrested his roommate, Nicholas Harrison, an ex-convict who had failed to
report for community supervision. They had barged into the
bedroom to find if Harrison had a gun, which would have
allowed them to charge him with a parole violation.
They had no warrant or probable cause for the search. Since
Harrison was already in custody at the time of the incident,
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an enhanced charge against a suspect already in custody.
Immediately after the shots were fired, Detective Benjamin
Wheeler one of four other officers on the scene raced to
the downstairs bedroom, where he found Theoharis bleeding
from multiple entry wounds and the two officers who had
shot him in what appeared to be a state of shock.
When Wheeler asked what happened,Thompson claimedthat
the victim told us he had four guns, and then he started
reaching for one.
This was a lie. No gun was found in the bedroom. A rifle was
found in a locked gun case in the room next door. Theoharis
was asleep when the officers went into his darkened bedroom
and began barking orders at him, and within ten seconds he
had been perforated with sixteen shots.
By any reasonable definition, Detective Thompson and Officer Rongen committed the crime of attempted homicide.
The King County Prosecutor declined to file criminal charges
against either assailant, insisting that the shooting was justified because of a perceived risk to officer safety.
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An internal review of the incident by the Sheriffs Office
found that neither Thompson nor Rongen had asked anything about the occupant of the room, if there were weapons
present or if the person permanently lived at the residence.
The officers were faulted for not taking the time to determine a safe course of action with four other detectives who
were present.
For its part, the Department of Corrections simply ruled that
Rongens actions had followed department policies. Rongen,
invoking the Fifth Amendment, refused to cooperate with
the investigation. Rongen is aformer football standoutwith

Washingtonwho made it to the NFL long enough to get cut


during training camp. When Rongen violated the rules of
football, he and his team were penalized.
He has suffered no such sanctions as a law enforcement officer who attempted to murder a man in his bed.
People who recite Greniers line about the rough men
[who] stand ready in the night will sometimes pair it with
Kiplingsreproachagainst those who are found making
mock o uniforms that guard you while you sleep.
The thought of being guarded by such pathologically violent people is sufficient to banish sleep permanently, and
mockery is the mildest treatment they deserve.

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Continued From Page 6

Unlike the phantom numbers used by the


district in anticipating appropriations, Smith
unveiled the real cost to the district in the
form of employee pay-outs, or settlements
paying an employee to no longer work for
Palmdale School District.
Using district documentation, Smith exposed the districts total pay-out from 2006
to date at more than $1.4 million, and contrasted this figure with a total of no dollars
paid-out in settlements to employees the
previous 25 years, according to Smiths research. Settlements do not include Workers
Comp, or Special Education claims brought
by parents.
In 2006, PSD settled one claim at $653,750.
The next year, 2007, none. In 2008, one
claim for $17,000, followed by no settlements in 2009.
In 2010, the district settled four claims by
employees totaling $48,000 two of which
were at $20,000 each.
In 2011 the number of pay-outs grew by
50 percent to six, totaling over a quarter-million dollars $276,250 with one pay-out at
$155,500, and a second at $87,750. In 2012,
the district concluded ten settlement payouts at $406,000 three at $100,000 and one

worth $50,000.
In the district response to Smiths findings
on the trend of employee pay-outs, Winbush
explained PSDs position is that a decision to
pay an employee to go away is made in the
best interest of students and the district, and
are used to remove employees with performance deficiencies.
A settlement is more cost and time effective than a prolonged legal proceeding where
there is no guaranteed outcome, Winbush
said.
Being one of the larger school districts in
the AV, Palmdale School District serves as
the hub for providing Special Education services (SELPA) to the valleys special needs
children.
The district within which a special education student resides incurs the financial obligation for the SELPA education that student
receives at a PSD facility.
PSD is owed almost $6 million collectively
from neighboring school districts for services
rendered to their SELPA students. According
to PSD documents presented by Smith, only
the Antelope Valley Union High School District is current in meeting its financial obligation to PSD.
The Acton School District owes $30,000;
Eastside SD - $983,000; Hughes - $96,000;

Keppel - $756,000; South Kern - $39,000;


Lancaster SD - $2 million; Mojave SD $57,000; Muroc SD - $6,000; Westside SD
$909,000; and, Wilsona SD - $2.1 million.
The exact total owed PSD is $7,038,190.
One factor attributing to the large past due

amounts uncovered by Smith is some districts have not been billed for several years.
Going through the documents, the only
group that I found that had worked out a payment plan to Palmdale is Lancaster School
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District, announced Smith. They have a payment plan
to bring them up to current by 2015. All of these [unpaid
claims] end up to be a tremendous amount of money for
Palmdale.
In the district response, Winbush described Special Education Excess Costs as a complicated process with many
factors involved in determining billing of member districts.
Winbush directed part of the blame for PSD not being reimbursed on the financial hardship being incurred by school
districts since the economic collapse of 2008, placing them in
a position of being unable to pay.
PSDs failure to bill districts receiving SELPA services was
due to vacancies in Special Education staff, Fiscal Services
and SELPA, according the district press release. The invoice
process involves input from all three departments.
When there is a vacancy in any of the departments, the process is negatively affected, reads Winbushs press release.
At the present time, there is a staff of people who have been
trained in the process and billings are current
Additionally, when an invoice is disputed, a review and an
agreement by all three parties are necessary before an invoice
may be resubmitted.
Since July, PSD has recovered $3.6 million from neighboring districts. Districts having made a payment this fiscal year
are Keppel - $168,000; Lancaster - $2,467,000; Westside $505,000; and, Wilsona - $134,000.
A PSD News email from Superintendent Roger Gallizzi
to district employees dated July 25 shared the news that $2.4
million in back-owed SELPA money, or what Gallizzii described in his email as unexpected revenue, is forthcoming.
This money was used to restore 2.8 percent of the 3.8 percent
salary reduction imposed on staff.
A second email from Gallizzi dated August 13 announced
an additional $1.1 million of past due SELPA money, or unexpected revenue is expected by the district in two weeks.
This money was used to restore the remaining 1 percent sal-

ary reduction previously imposed on staff due to the districts


financial condition, based on the adopted budget in June.
Furlough days for FY 2013/14 have also been rescinded but
salary cuts and furlough days scheduled for 2014/15 remain
in effect.
In her conclusion, Nancy Smith said her review of the budget reveals PSD over-budgeted by $15.8 million at their June
revise. This figure does not include the $7 million unpaid
SELPA money, or the $1 million transferred from the General
Fund to the Child Development Fund.
Interim Superintendent Pauline Winbushs press release
concluded with the statement, It is unfortunate that Mrs.
Smith has chosen to assault the good things that have taken
place at the Palmdale School District.
Three of the five board members Sandy Corrales, Jeff Ferin
and Carol Stanford have expiring terms and are running for
re-election. Palmdale Elementary Teachers Association-endorsed Nancy Smith is running as part of a three-candidate
slate. Also endorsed by PETA are Palmdale city planner Juan
Carrillo, and retired teacher Joyce Ricks.
Including the three incumbents and the three-candidate
Smith slate, there are eleven candidates total on the ballot
contesting three seats.
The other five candidates are tax attorney Jeffrey Moffatt,
Real Estate agent Stacy Fournier, education funding consultant David Markov, recreation services manager Michelle
Whitaker, and, retail sales representative Don Wilson.
EDITORS NOTE: Palmdale School District Board Members and candidates for re-election Sandy Corrales and Jeff
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