Gang Intervention Money Controversy Not Over Yet FOX 11 News video report.
Published : Thursday, 07 Jul 2011, 1:01 AM PDT
Los Angeles - The FOX 11 News investigation that's at the center of a heated political battle in the South Bay.
Huey supporters have been going door to door with copies of an investigation reported by our Chris Blatchford three years ago about Janice Hahn.
Last week, Hahn's attorneys sent us a cease and desist demand to stop us from doing a followup story, but we've decided it's important to set the record straight.
CITY COUNCILWOMAN JANICE HAHN, 3 YEARS AGO, ABRUPTLY CUT-OFF THIS INTERVIEW.
DURING THIS 25-MINUTE SESSION, WE WERE PRESSING HAHN FOR MORE THAN WE WERE GETTING AS WE ASKED HER ABOUT USING GANG MEMBERS AS PAID INTERVENTION WORKERS.
THREE TIMES HER PRESS AIDE INTERRUPTED AND TRIED TO STOP THE INTERVIEW.
IT ENDED WITH A FINAL QUESTION: SHOULD CONVICTED DRUG DEALERS AND RAPISTS WORK AS GANG INTERVENTION WORKERS?
JODI LINK/DEPUTY D.A.
"The evidence in this case was absolutely overwhelming."
THREE MONTHS BEFORE THE HAHN INTERVIEW, CONVICTED ARMED ROBBER, DRUGGIE, AND RAPIST STEVE MYRICK -- A P.J. CRIP GANG MEMBER FROM WATTS KNOWN AS "PJ STEVE" -- WAS SENTENCED TO 2-LIFE TERMS IN PRISON.
HE HAD "TRUST NO BITCH" TATTOOED ON HIS ARM...
"He showed no mercy."
...WHEN AT GUNPOINT, HE THREATENED TO KILL, THEN RAPED A YOUNG WOMAN IN FRONT OF HER BOYFRIEND DURING A HOME INVASION ROBBERY.
PJ STEVE'S DEFENSE ATTORNEY -- AT THE SENTENCING -- PRESENTED A CERTIFICATE FROM JANICE HAHN...
JAMES P. COOPER III/DEFENSE ATTY.
"That commended Mr. Myrick on his efforts to bring peace to the community."
DURING THIS 2006 INTERVIEW WITH HAWTHORNE POLICE AFTER HIS RAPE ARREST, PJ STEVE QUICKLY EXPLAINED HE WAS PART OF -- WHAT HE CALLED -- THE "PEACE MOVEMENT."
"I started working with Janice Hahn, ya know what I'm saying."
HE SAID HE WAS TO BE PAID FOR HIS EFFORTS.
"We got a cease fire in Watts right now. And we had to bring everybody to the table like, people that Janice Hahn couldn't get out and reach."
"Do you get paid for that or what?"
"Yeah. Actually I get paid from Jim Brown. I just got put on his payroll."
FORMER NFL GREAT JIM BROWN, WHO FOUNDED A GANG INTERVENTION PROJECT CALLED AMER-I-CAN -- AT THE TIME OF OUR ORIGINAL STORY -- NEVER RETURNED REPEATED PHONE CALLS AND E-MAILS.
"So you work for Janice Hahn and Jim Brown?"
AMER-I-CAN EXECUTIVE MONIQUE BROWN NOW SAYS, MYRICK "WASN'T ON THE PAYROLL."
IN ANY BETWEEN 2004 AND 2006 -- PJ STEVE BARED HIS BUTTOCKS IN FRONT OF A CROWD, TOLD COPS TO "KISS HIS ASS," WAS CAUGHT WITH AN OPEN CONTAINER OF BOOZE AND MARIJUANA, AND VIOLATED 3 ORDERS TO STAY AWAY FROM THE IMPERIAL COURTS PROJECTS.
"But all the time I was sent over there by her''
HER, HE SAID, MEANING JANICE HAHN.
"That's why I'm out right now. Miss Hahn got me out like 3 weeks ago."
LATER -- IN THIS DAILY BREEZE ARTICLE -- HAHN INSISTED, QUOTE, "THE ONLY THING I'VE EVER DONE IS CALL AND ASK WHAT THE BASIS OF AN ARREST WAS... I NEVER CALLED TO GET ANYONE OUT OF JAIL."
BUT AN ANGRY CITY ATTORNEY WHO WAS PROSECUTING THE MYRICK MISDEMEANOR CASES -- AND WHO DOES NOT WANT TO GO ON CAMERA -- NOW GIVES THIS QUOTE TO FOX 11 NEWS: "I WAS TOLD HAHN'S OFFICE CALLED AND SAID PJ STEVE WORKED FOR HER, AND BECAUSE HE WAS A GANG INTERVENTION WORKER THEY ASKED FOR AN O.R. RELEASE AND IT WAS GRANTED."
"She got me off so it's cool."
Read more and watch the actual newscast by veteran reporter, Chris Blatchford, my news hero: http://www.myfoxla.com/dpp/news/local/gang-intervention-money-controversy-20110707#ixzz1RR46JjBq
Now do you see why Craig Huey is a better choice for the 36th District? Go to his website to learn more: www.craighuey.com Janice Hahn is a career politician who is only concerned about running for office, not running our district properly.
Don't believe me? Read this LA Weekly article: http://blogs.laweekly.com/informer/2010/06/fact-checking_janice_hahn.php
Craig Huey, on the other hand, has been a successful small business owner in the South Bay for over 20 years. He understands what it takes to run a business, create jobs, build our economy, why excessive taxation isn't working and will help stop our state from the brink of disaster.
If you agree, here's a fun way to get involved to help Craig Huey get into office and keep Janice Hahn out:
BIG NEWS! Both Congressman Dana Rohrabacher and Assemblyman Tim Donnelly will join us on Saturday, July 9th at the Huey for Congress Headquarters in Torrance.
This is the day volunteers from all over California will jump on the bus and travel here to walk and phone for Craig Huey. We expect hundreds to be joining Los Angeles County Republican volunteers that day.
|Rep. Dana Rohrabacher|
Please join Congressman Dana Rohrabacher and our newest Assemblyman, Tim Donnelly, to help elect another strong conservative in Congress. And be sure to thank Tim for his courage and leadership in Sacramento!
JULY 9TH, 10:00AM
"BRING IT HOME" NEIGHBORHOOD WALK - 72-HRS TO ELECTION DAY!
9AM - 4PM Walk and Phone
Barbeque and concert to follow.
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