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P.O. Box 433 Torrance CA 90508-0433 Tel: 310.618.9596 Fax: 310.618.1950 Cell: 818.720.3719 pr@janbtucker.com Criminal Justice Columnist, Counter Punch Magazine Commentator, Black Talk Radio “Public relations guru”--Los Angeles Times 1996 st Former 1 Vice President, LA Newspaper Guild Member, CWA Local 39521, Pacific Media Workers Guild

For Immediate Release: 3/25/13 For Information: Sylvia Romero 626.475.0841 (ELA Bobcats); Eliseo Montoya 323.635.2633 (Brown Berets Natl Organization) ; Miguel Perez 818.675.6126 (Natl Brown Berets de Aztlan); Jan Tucker as above (California League of Latin American Citizens) Bobcats Youth Football @ County Supervisors Accuse Sheriffs of False Response to Public Records Act Request Continuing a series of protests against the efforts of Los Angeles County to shut down the ELA Bobcats Youth Football & Cheer organization, members of the group will attend a Board of Supervisors meeting during the public comment period at 9:30 a.m., Tuesday March 26, 2013, at 500 W Temple St Los Angeles. Following the public comment period, the Bobcats' leadership and supporting organizations will hold a press conference (in front of the Hall of Administration on Temple Street) to “expose” what they call a “flat out, bald faced false response to a Public Records Act request in an effort to hide unconstitutional Sheriffs surveillance of a peaceful political meeting.” In support of the Bobcats' protest activities, the California League of Latin American Citizens (CALLAC) issued California Public Records Act (CPRA) requests to the office of the First

Supervisorial District and the the Los Angeles Sheriffs Department (LASD). In part, the LASD responded as follows: With regard to recent actions by the LASD in connection with the East Los Angeles Bobcats Youth Football & Cheer I am requesting that your office disclose the following: a) The number of deputies assigned to monitoring activities of the ELA Bobcats at each event they have held, including political protests, since October 2012, including but not limited to March 10, 2013 at Salazar Park; Response: There were no Sheriff's personnel assigned to this event. Bobcats and their supporters contend that up to five Sheriffs cars and their officers monitored a gathering at Salazar Park on March 10 that included voter registration, the signing of petitions, and speeches by community representatives and that the LASD presence had a chilling effect in violation of the First Amendment and the Voting Rights Act. Photos of the LASD personnel monitoring the event can be viewed at: http://janbtucker.com/blog/2013/03/25/sheriffs-deny-surveillance-of-political-mtg-but-we-havephotos/ Also at that blog are the Sheriff's own crime statistics for the day in ELA, which included a murder, aggravated assaults, robberies and other violent crimes. -30-

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