Daily Archives: July 23, 2013

AM Briefing from Bowlersdesk.com for July 23, 2013

AM Briefing from Bowlersdesk.com for July 23, 2013

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Yet another bad day for San Diego’s Mayor Bob Filner

Yesterday famous civil attorney Gloria Allred filled a sexual harassment complaint against Mayor Filner on behalf of her client Irene McCormack Jackson, Filner’s former Director of Communications. In a press conference McCormack said “… the past 6-months turned out to be the worst time of my entire working life…” She continued “His behavior made me feel ashamed, frightened and violated…” In a statement later that day Mayor Filner said “I humbly ask that through this vicious storm of controversy, people take a moment and temper their rush to judgment. I do not believe these claims are valid.”

In the complaint on page seven section 22 KSWB FOX5 studios is mentioned. It alleges that the Mayor was here at our studios for one of his “Monthly Talks with the Mayor” when he put his arm on McCormack’s shoulder and said. “You are so beautiful. I love. One day we are going to get married” Now the City Attorney has advised the Mayor not meet alone with any women.

This story is going to go on for a while.

There is actually other news happening in San Diego besides the Mayor.

San Diego’s City Council is meeting today at 10:00 AM and expected to approve the ban on the sale of dogs, cats, and rabbits. So if you want a dog, cat, or rabbit for a pet you’ll have to get them from certified adoption centers. The new law says it is “unlawful for any person to display, offer for sale, deliver, barter, auction, give away, transfer or sell any live dog, cat or rabbit…unless the dog, cat or rabbit was obtained from a city or county animal shelter or animal control agency, a humane society or a nonprofit rescue organization.”

And tonight at 6:30 the Grossmont-Cuyamaca Community College District will sign a contract with San Diego County Sheriff’s Department. The Sheriff’s Department is going to take over the security at two East San Diego County community colleges.

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Nearly 400 arrested in cross-border gang crackdown

Nearly 400 arrested in cross-border gang crackdown

fox5sandiego.com

SAN DIEGO — A law enforcement operation to crackdown on San Diego-area gangs involved in serious cross-border crime nabbed hundreds of suspects, authorities announced Monday.

Local, state and federal law enforcement officers made the arrests Friday night and early Saturday morning during the fourth staging of a sweep designed to reduce drug smuggling, human trafficking and other illicit activities committed by transnational criminal organizations, according to the county Sheriff’s Department.

During the effort, dubbed Operation Allied Shield IV, more than 1,000 officers conducted parole and probation checks and traffic stops, served search warrants to locate prolific gang offenders and seized stashes of cocaine, heroin, marijuana and methamphetamine.

Among the felony arrests, 36 were for outstanding warrants and 44 were for parole and probation violations.

The sweep, which focused on areas in the southern and eastern reaches of the county, was funded by a $5.5 million grant from the Department of…

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Mayor responds to sexual harassment lawsuit

Mayor responds to sexual harassment lawsuit

fox5sandiego.com

[trib_ndn vid=24966106]SAN DIEGO – San Diego Mayor Bob Filner released a statement Monday evening after his former communications director filed a lawsuit accusing him of sexual harassment.

bob-filnerA complaint was filed in San Diego Superior Court on behalf of Irene McCormack Jackson, who was until recently was Filner’s director of communications.

Filner addressed the lawsuit with the following statement:

“I am saddened by the charges that were leveled against me today.  Once due process is allowed to unfold,  I am certain there will be a better understanding of this situation.”

“I remain committed to the people of San Diego and the work that needs to be done.  My dreams and plans for moving this City to new heights are continuing.  I humbly ask that through this vicious storm of controversy, people take a moment and temper their rush to judgment.

“I do not believe these claims are valid.  That is…

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Ex-aide sues Filner for sexual harassment

Ex-aide sues Filner for sexual harassment

fox5sandiego.com

[trib_ndn vid=24965584]SAN DIEGO — Famed lawyer Gloria Allred filed a sexual harassment lawsuit Monday against Mayor Bob Filner and the city on behalf of the mayor’s former communications director.

Gloria Allred, Irene McCormack JacksonAllred announced the suit at a news conference where she introduced her client, Irene McCormack Jackson. She is the first woman to publicly claim that the mayor sexually harassing her. Two other women have made anonymous accusations through a group of former Filner supporters.

Jackson, who resigned from the Filner administration in June, was the vice president of public policy for the San Diego Port District before she resigned to work for Filner. She continues to work for the city as director of communications for operations.

VIDEO: Watch entire news conference

Allred said that before today, it had been alleged that Filner told an employee that she would work better if she worked without her panties on.  The woman was not…

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