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Politics Intimidation and the Atherton Police Department

Original post made by John P Johns on Dec 1, 2010

I wanted to comment on Tim's post. I am a registered user. For the life of me I cannot remember my password, nor am I inclined to have it sent to me. So I will post here.

Prior to his deposition in my case against Atherton, Tim Wulff was instructed to print out and bring with him all of his e-mails between the two of us during a specified time frame, two years I believe.

My recollection is that the attorney representing the Town wanted to show I had waived any expectation of privacy by discussing the Topliff report with uninvolved third parties and he hoped to use e-mail traffic between Tim and me to prove this point.

Tim and I met before the deposition and he showed me what he planned on handing over.

I was mortified at the volume and nature of communications that he and I shared with one another with respect to the Topliff investigation and with respect to the Town of Atherton Building Department.

I will always remember what made Tim so conscientous (and much to my dismay)so complete in his document production.

First and foremost, Tim knew it was the right thing to do. Secondly and quite disturbingly, Tim feared that he was under surveilance by the Atherton Police Department.

Tim felt as though the Atherton Police Department might be setting a trap for him if he failed to produce all e-mails as instructed.

As it pertains to the second reason for Tim's being so complete. I felt he was being paranoid at the time. I no longer feel that way. I have heard instances of others being subject to electronic surveilance by [portion deleted] and his buddies at REACT. One of those targets of surveilance I have reason to believe is Atherton's own Mayor Kathy McKeithen.

I have also been subject to a crimilal complaint leveled against me in a falsified police report (just as Mr. Buckheit was). A good friend of mine was subject to a traffic stop without probable cause after speaking critically about the Atherton PD (just as I was). These cases in point I draw to your attention because they show that as far as the Atherton Police Department is concerned, abusing the civil rights of others is standard operating procedure.

I admire Tim Wulff. He is a very brave man with limited means. If only there were more people like him, like Michael Stogner and like Jon Buckheit, San Mateo County would not be the den of theives, the cauldron of corruption that it is today.

The San Mateo County District Attorney and the Atherton Police Department are in bed with one another. What these two agencies do behind closed doors is not pretty, is unnatural, it is illegal.

Through the application of "prosecutorial discretion" the District Attorney has engaged in a pattern of behavior that is tantamount to obstruction of justice. The District Attorney has protected dirty cops in Atherton at the expense of the safety and well being of Atherton's residents.

It's time to hold the Atherton PD accountable for criminal conduct. It is time to hold the District Attorney accountable for failing to hold the Atherton Police Department accountable for its inability to police itself.

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