Bonnie Dumanis - Sometimes the problem is District attorneys refusing to prosecute because the police haven't filed reports. Such as the Kendra Beebe case. Sometimes the problem is DA's refusing to prosecute family law attorneys who steal from clients. However, in San Diego the problem is Bonnie Dumanis herself. While San Diego is a town that is extremely hard on women and children. Bonnie Dumanis is exceptionally hard on women crime victims. In fact, she charges some with crimes. Ask Joyce Murphy. Dumanis could be charged with "a failure to provide honest services" but ran for mayor. She lost. It's time she loses the office of the District Attorney, also.
Anyone who believes the District Attorney's office under Bonnie Dumanis's "leadership" is working, need only examine the criminal case of Hollywood actor Shelly Malil who stabbed Kendra Beebe, 23 times. Although Beebe survived those 23 stab wounds, and although the DA's office "thought" her former husband was involved, the DA's office elected to let Kendra's ex husband slide, although records show Shelly Malil called Kendra's ex right before and after his attack. Fast forward a couple of years, and Kendra's ex, fighting deportation, now has Kendra in a custody battle. By the way, the DA's office isn't interested in his numerous violations of restraining orders. Or investigating, alleged housing fraud. San Diego is a tough place to be a woman with kids. Bonnie Dumanis proves that.
But Bonnie Dumanis, won't go away unless someone else is elected. Recently, by way of the 9th Circuit, Nevada won the right to leave, "None of the Above" on the ballot. San Diego is not as lucky. Do it in memory of Diana Gonzalez, whose husband stabbed her to death shortly after Dumanis "declined to prosecute."
We're also "Anyone but Bonnie" to protect Californians after receiving a disturbing number of complaints about criminal cases not being prosecuted due to a divorce. Police don't investigate family crimes, and fraud in housing, wholly ignored by the current DA. Why is this? Common sense of cop wisdom is if you take care of the vandalism early on - you won't be writing burglary/murder reports, later.
And it would be nice if Dumanis didn't protect bad cops, including those who protected Lowell Bruce. (More on Bruce, below.)
Or how about when Dumanis' office assists an embezzler - because the embezzler used to work for them? So not good. Towit:
Responding to earlier reports, on September 29, 2011, the DA's office began to tip-toe through the prosecution of Patricia Gregory, filing an 11 felony count indictment against Patricia Gregory, including five counts of grand theft, 4 felony charges of fraud by appropriation, by an administrator or trustee, and one count of the unauthorized practice of law or holding oneself out as an attorney, for refusing to take down her website.
However, Patricia Gregory was not arrested.
In a move resembling further deference to a former County employee, Gregory finally answered to charges, downtown, in Department 12 on October 18, 2011 at 1:30p.m., instead of Vista where Gregory both lived and practiced law.
A public information officer declined to explain why Gregory was not treated like a normal multiple accused felon residing in the County, but speculation pins it on Gregory's prior employment with San Diego County.
Gregory wasn't booked after being charged on 11 counts regarding an array of felonies, Not fingerprints, no mugshot...nada. Why? She used to work in Bonnie's office.
It was a long, strange trip, but eventually Gregory met some sort of justice.
As reported on September 16, 2011: Dumanis' long time refusal to prosecute attorneys who steal from clients ranging from Patricia Gregory - who once worked as a county attorney and who admitted she took the money and promised to pay it back, or Raymond Kitlas, a law school classmate..we're sure Dumanis has ignored many more felonies committed by attorneys preying on their clients, as long as licenses were yanked.
The money is still gone.
The DA's office attempted to spin their lack of prosecution as needing a "higher standard" apparently missing the memo in Gregory's case that she essentially, admitted looting her client's trust account. The victims provided all documented, necessary information. Honest attorneys despair of this lack of accountability.
Dumanis' top spinmeister is likely also hoping the public forgets the case of Cynthia Sommer and the murder that didn't happen - featuring Bonnie Dumanis bragged about bringing Sommer to trial on "circumstantial evidence."
So much for a "higher standard."
The public remembers officials who speak out of both sides of their mouth.
Mostly because it's not a pretty sight.
At the very least, the public has paid for but not received, "honest services." But in more important matters; Life - the situation is critical.
Drunk drivers won't be charged with drunk driving if they are friends of Bonnie Dumanis. A 2.2 Blood Alcohol means nothing.
That San Diego is legendary for not being unsafe for women and children is not the fault of Bonnie Dumanis. However, as DA or mayor, Dumanis is solely responsible for the continued failure to prosecute when San Diego women and children are at risk.
All while going to great lengths to protect herself from perceived threats. Including when the threat arrives by letter.
Unfortunately in Bonnie Dumanis' world, San Diego women don't rate the same kind of protection as she feels is necessary for her.
If San Diego women like Diana Gonzalez and others could have the kind of service Dumanis makes sure she is herself provided, Gonzalez, Rosa Lisowski, Peggy Chillis, and others might be alive today.
California: 2010 - 2011
San Diego: Bonnie Dumanis
Instead of apologizing for her failure to provide honest services to the public, (the basic corruption charge) or keeping the public safe:
Bonnie Dumanis ran for mayor of San Diego.
Seriously. The woman responsible for the death of Diana Gonzalez, after not prosecuting her husband after he kidnapped, raped and beat Gonzalez - responded angrily when called upon to defend her refusal to prosecute after Diana's butchered body was found in a college mens room.
Diana Gonzalez had been knifed to death shortly after Dumanis ignored the evidence. (Interestingly, Dumanis also wasted taxpayer dollars on her vendetta against Cynthia Sommer...on circumstantial evidence.)
However, Bonnie Dumanis has gone to great lengths to target prosecute others, such as Joyce Murphy, below, after the police refused to take Murphy's complaints seriously, (which allowed a pedophile to freely molest other people's kids for five years.)
Bonnie Dumanis has consistently proved, families are expendable. Lowell Bruce springs to mind. After Bruce, a Los Colinas jail guard, shot his wife in the face in front of their child, Dumanis rallied to get ride of the judge in the case, although it was the same judge who earlier allowed a Los Colinas inmate with mental health issues to be charged with assaulting a police officer - by spitting on him. (The Court of Appeal overturned that conviction.)
Bonnie Dumanis has consistently proved a willingness to ignore public needs, over her own agenda. Boycotting judges is a demonstration of power run amok.
What exactly are San Diego taxpayers getting for their tax dollars?