Joel Angeles, Chief of Staff of California Assemblywoman Audra
Strickland, R- Moorpark talking with a Ventura County Sheriff Officer
during protest rally on June 17, 2008. Photo By Flap
Flap first wrote about the case almost a year ago.
Flap was there and wrote this post after the altercation/protests and the fundraising event for Assemblywoman Audra Stricklandâ€™s husband, Tony.
The entire Flap was and continues to be a â€œHe Said, They Saidâ€ argument. Flap did not see the supposed â€œsmack downâ€
but did interview one of the female alleged victims. She did have
scratches on her right arm which she said she received by being pushed
into an adjoining hedge.
But, the hedge had sharp prongs, the sidewalk was filled with people
and Flap was easily pushed into it and scratched his own arm.
Ventura County Sheriff officers interviewed all parties and since none of the parties would pursue prosecution or a citizenâ€™s arrest, no arrests were made.
Democratic Party activists of Ventura County tried to sink the candidacy of now, newly elected GOP California State Senator Tony Strickland by creating a row out in front of his fundraising event with Mitt Romney. But, it didn’t work and Strickland was elected by a narrow margin in a closely contested race.
But, this case has dragged on by the outrageous claims of the 69 year old President of the Camarillo Democratic Club and the dogged prosecution by partisan Demcorat Attorney General Jerry Brown’s office.
This case is going nowhere (unless an outright acquittal or dismissal) and does anyone bet that there will be some sort of plea deal on the courthouse steps?
If not, the question will be: Why is Jerry Brown, the Democrat Attorney General who will run for Governor in 2010 wasting taxpayers dollars on a politcal prosecution?