Tuesday, March 15, 2016

Grossly incompetent IT Staff at San Mateo County

The Information Technology (IT) Staff at San Mateo County exhibits GROSS INCOMPETENCE!

San Mateo County IT Staff
Recently, convicted child molester and alleged psychiatrist william hamilton ayres was up for a parole hearing, but apparently none of the victims were notified prior to (or even after) the hearing was held.

According to San Mateo County DA Wagstaffe, he has tried to be proactive in following Marsy's Law regarding notifying victims of such hearings (see KCBS Story (pdf)) in light of recent violations of California's "Crime Victims Bill of Rights." He says that he has instructed his staff as a matter of "office policy" to inform victims of such hearings in all cases.

According to Almanacnews.com (pdf)  writer D Boyce, Wagstaffe says that he "was able to look into the issue of notification of the victims prior to the medical parole hearing for William Ayres."  but that unfortunately when he asked a detective via email to notify victims, the message "was somehow thrown into the police agency blocked emails"

So yet again, we see that DA Wagstaffe's valiant fight against evil is stymied by San Mateo County's UTTERLY INCOMPETENT Information Technology staff. Here we are, in the HEART of Silicon Valley, and we can't even find decent IT staff to configure email servers such that intra-department county email actually makes it all the way to the intended in-box. For Shame -- Every one of these incompetent computer folks should be terminated post-haste! </sarcasm>


Let me just see if I have this right, Mr. Wagstaffe:
Somehow, IT has set up blocking filters on the Police Department's email servers, such that email from THE FUCKING DISTRICT ATTORNEY is not allowed through to the Detectives, AND nobody has noticed it until just now... Is that what you're saying, Mr. DA?



william hamilton ayres was arrested on April 5, 2007 on charges relating to his molestation of many young boys while he was alleging to provide psychiatric care to private patients as well as referrals for evaluation from the juvenile court system in San Mateo County. After years of  playing demented for the courts, ayres plead "No Contest" and was found guilty of all charges against him on May 16, 2013. ayres was sentenced to 8 years in prison on August 26, 2013. ayres is no longer under the conservatorship of his daughter Barbara Ayres of Sacramento, CA

ayres has had significant interaction over the years with local politicians on boards like the "Children and Families First Commission,"  including the DA who was serving when prosecution began Jim Fox and Assemblyman Rich Gordon. In fact, Gordon nominated ayres for a lifetime achievement award for his "Tireless effort to improve the lives of children." ayres has also been vocally supported during his criminal trial by local head-shrinkers like Bart BlinderEtta BryantMel BlausteinHarry CorenTom CieslaRobert KimmichLarry LurieMaria LymberisRichard ShadoanCaptane Thomson, and Harold Wallach.

Thursday, March 10, 2016

Medical Parole - Denied

Medical Parole Hearing Denied

Parole Board Schedule
Parole Board Schedule
On March 4th, 2016, convicted child molester, and former president of the American Academy of Child and Adolescent Psychiatry william hamilton ayres was scheduled for a "Medical Parole Hearing."

The hearing was apparently an attempt to have him moved to some kind of medical facility from prison. I'm not sure what kind of facility this would be, but since Stockton is a "medical facility" I assume that this means something like an Alzheimer's locked facility and less like a prison.

Parole was denied, and ayres remains at Stockton at least until whatever ploy is attempted next.

The parole schedule can be found here:

Parole Hearing Schedule

Or, you can click here for our backup copy.


william hamilton ayres was arrested on April 5, 2007 on charges relating to his molestation of many young boys while he was alleging to provide psychiatric care to private patients as well as referrals for evaluation from the juvenile court system in San Mateo County. After years of  playing demented for the courts, ayres plead "No Contest" and was found guilty of all charges against him on May 16, 2013. ayres was sentenced to 8 years in prison on August 26, 2013. ayres is no longer under the conservatorship of his daughter Barbara Ayres of Sacramento, CA

ayres has had significant interaction over the years with local politicians on boards like the "Children and Families First Commission,"  including the DA who was serving when prosecution began Jim Fox and Assemblyman Rich Gordon. In fact, Gordon nominated ayres for a lifetime achievement award for his "Tireless effort to improve the lives of children." ayres has also been vocally supported during his criminal trial by local head-shrinkers like Bart BlinderEtta BryantMel BlausteinHarry CorenTom CieslaRobert KimmichLarry LurieMaria LymberisRichard ShadoanCaptane Thomson, and Harold Wallach.

Thursday, November 5, 2015

Child Molester's Appeal Dismissed




Appeal is Dismissed 

On November 5, 2015, two years (almost to the day) after child molester william ayres's shysters filed to appeal his conviction, the appeal has been dismissed after the appellant (child molester ayres) has failed to file an opening brief. 

For quite some time, there were attorneys handling the matter, but ayres' wife Solveig dismissed them a few months ago, claiming that she was acting as the child molester's attorney. 


 



william hamilton ayres was arrested on April 5, 2007 on charges relating to his molestation of many young boys while he was alleging to provide psychiatric care to private patients as well as referrals for evaluation from the juvenile court system in San Mateo County. After years of  playing demented for the courts, ayres plead "No Contest" and was found guilty of all charges against him on May 16, 2013. ayres was sentenced to 8 years in prison on August 26, 2013. ayres is no longer under the conservatorship of his daughter Barbara Ayres of Sacramento, CA

ayres has had significant interaction over the years with local politicians on boards like the "Children and Families First Commission,"  including the DA who was serving when prosecution began Jim Fox and Assemblyman Rich Gordon. In fact, Gordon nominated ayres for a lifetime achievement award for his "Tireless effort to improve the lives of children." ayres has also been vocally supported during his criminal trial by local head-shrinkers like Bart BlinderEtta BryantMel BlausteinHarry CorenTom CieslaRobert KimmichLarry LurieMaria LymberisRichard ShadoanCaptane Thomson, and Harold Wallach.

Friday, August 7, 2015

Solveig Ayres - Shyster Redux


Solveig Ayres, a pathetic friend, Barbara Ayres, and more hippies.

 More Appeal Delays

Well, our old pal Solveig Ayres is back, gnashing at the appeals court again. She still is not quite competent enough to get all of the details worked out, but it looks like the clerks are trying to get her educated enough to file a proper motion. Perhaps the third time will be the charm. What a dolt.


On August 5th, after requesting removal of Child Molester william hamilton ayres' two appeals shysters (actual shysters) and being denied by the court, Solveig has now filed a second request, and been denied again. They've pointed out that she needs to actually submit evidence of power of attorney, not just claim that she has it. (Was this not clear the first time, peabrain?) Anyhow, she can submit all of that stuff, and then when she finds new attorneys "real soon now" maybe she'll be good to go. I think that the court is also subtly hinting that perhaps ayres himself needs to be involved in this to some extent. I suppose the ayres clan is still trying to pull off the dementia lie. (Queue Banjos.)

Also Solveig is hoping that the court will please not publish info about the whole mess on their little web page. Maybe she's embarrassed about her support of a convicted child molester. Or maybe she's mortified because all of those idiot friends of ayres are wondering why she's not .

Meanwhile, the appeals court has granted another delay while Solveig is shopping for shysters who will play along with the dementia gambit.  The new date for opening brief is now 10/19/2015 -- Almost exactly two years after the child molester first filed for appeal.

Here's the content of the request and response for your amusement:

8/5/2015: Renewred (sic) motion to withdraw as counsel upon the dismissal of counsel by the client, with accompanying declaration of Solveig Ayres and the executed power of attorney authorizing Mrs. Ayres to dismiss counsel.

8/7/2015:
Counsels' renewed motion to withdraw as counsel, filed on August 5, 2015, is denied without prejudice.

The motion is supported by the declaration of Solveig Ayres, appellant William Ayres's wife. The declaration states that it is accompanied by the power of attorney designating Ms. Ayres as appellant's attorney-in-fact. Because the version of the filing submitted through the court's electronic filing system did not include the power of attorney, the clerk of this court contacted appellant's counsel, who forwarded an electronic copy of the document to the clerk. Appellant is directed to file the document through the court's electronic filing system. Should he do so, the court is inclined to grant the request that his current attorneys be able to withdraw as counsel.

Ms. Ayres's declaration requests the power of attorney be filed under seal because it "concerns matters of personal privacy for the my [sic] husband, me, and my family."

Should appellant wish to file the document under seal, he must submit an application that complies with California Rules of Court, rule 8.46(d). The court stresses that it may order a record filed under seal "only if it makes the findings required by rule 2.550(d)-(e)." (Cal. Rules of Court, rule 8.46(d)(6).) Rule 2.550(c) provides, "Unless confidentiality is required by law, court records are presumed to be open." (Italics added.)

Appellant's request for an extension of time to October 19, 2015, to file an opening brief is granted.

The court understands from Ms. Ayres's declaration that she intends to secure replacement counsel at her "earliest opportunity." She is urged to do so forthwith, as any further requests for extensions of time will be disfavored.

Attorney Mark Vermeulen has requested that this order be served on him and co-counsel Katherine Alfieri "via automatic e-mail notification." The court's notification system does not include orders of this sort; however, it directs the clerk of the court to forward an electronic copy of this order to both attorneys as a courtesy. In the future, they may check the status of the case on the court's website: http://appellatecases.courtinfo.ca.gov/.



william hamilton ayres was arrested on April 5, 2007 on charges relating to his molestation of many young boys while he was alleging to provide psychiatric care to private patients as well as referrals for evaluation from the juvenile court system in San Mateo County. After years of  playing demented for the courts, ayres plead "No Contest" and was found guilty of all charges against him on May 16, 2013. ayres was sentenced to 8 years in prison on August 26, 2013. ayres is no longer under the conservatorship of his daughter Barbara Ayres of Sacramento, CA

ayres has had significant interaction over the years with local politicians on boards like the "Children and Families First Commission,"  including the DA who was serving when prosecution began Jim Fox and Assemblyman Rich Gordon. In fact, Gordon nominated ayres for a lifetime achievement award for his "Tireless effort to improve the lives of children." ayres has also been vocally supported during his criminal trial by local head-shrinkers like Bart BlinderEtta BryantMel BlausteinHarry CorenTom CieslaRobert KimmichLarry LurieMaria LymberisRichard ShadoanCaptane Thomson, and Harold Wallach.

Wednesday, July 29, 2015

Solveig Ayres thinks she's a Shyster!


Criminal Appeal - Minor Update:

Apparently Solveig Ayres -- wife of convicted child molester and alleged child psychiatrist william hamiltion ayres -- now thinks that she's an attorney qualified to handle her husband's appeal of his criminal conviction for molesting a multitude of young boys.

According to the court of appeal website docket notes for the case, On July 21, 2015, molester ayres' shysters Mark Vermeulen and Katherine Alfieri filed a motion to withdraw as counsel. Apparently they were terminated by the child molester's wife, Solveig. The request was denied by the court. For the amusing reasons, read the 7/22/2015 docket entry; copied below for convenience (emphasis and paragraph breaks are mine):

The court has received the "Motion to Withdraw as Counsel, Upon the Dismissal of Counsel by the Client, at the Express Request of the Client, and Thus With the Client's Explicit Consent, " filed on July 21, 2015. Attorney Mark Vermeulen attests that he and attorney Katherine Alfieri were hired by appellant William Ayres's wife Solveig Ayres, who was acting as Ayres's "attorney-in-fact."

Vermeulen further attests that Solveig has now terminated Vermeulen and Alfieri and desires to "be substituted in as counsel pro se for her husband." Solveig attests that at some unspecified time, William "executed a power of attorney designating me as his attorney-in-fact so that I am able to manage his affairs and make decisions on his behalf." No such power of attorney is attached to Solveig's declaration. 

The request to withdraw as counsel is denied for an insufficient showing that Solveig has the authority to terminate counsel on William's behalf. 

 (Prob. Code, §§ 4450, subd. (f) [agent empowered to engage and discharge attorney upon execution of statutory form power of attorney], 4459 [language in form power of attorney empowers agent to take certain actions with respect to claims and litigation].)

Even if such authority is show, Solveig will not be permitted to substitute in as William's attorney-in-fact. (Drake v. Superior Court (1994) 21 Cal.App.4th 1826, 1831 [law distinguishes between attorney in fact and attorney at law, and power of attorney is not vehicle that authorizes attorney in fact to act as attorney at law].)


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Shyster Solveig does have a ring to it though. Maybe she should pursue a shingle. Might help pay some of those child molester bills.








william hamilton ayres was arrested on April 5, 2007 on charges relating to his molestation of many young boys while he was alleging to provide psychiatric care to private patients as well as referrals for evaluation from the juvenile court system in San Mateo County. After years of  playing demented for the courts, ayres plead "No Contest" and was found guilty of all charges against him on May 16, 2013. ayres was sentenced to 8 years in prison on August 26, 2013. ayres is no longer under the conservatorship of his daughter Barbara Ayres of Sacramento, CA

ayres has had significant interaction over the years with local politicians on boards like the "Children and Families First Commission,"  including the DA who was serving when prosecution began Jim Fox and Assemblyman Rich Gordon. In fact, Gordon nominated ayres for a lifetime achievement award for his "Tireless effort to improve the lives of children." ayres has also been vocally supported during his criminal trial by local head-shrinkers like Bart BlinderEtta BryantMel BlausteinHarry CorenTom CieslaRobert KimmichLarry LurieMaria LymberisRichard ShadoanCaptane Thomson, and Harold Wallach.

Wednesday, June 17, 2015

No Rest for the Wicked

Like a broken record: Two items of interest today:

Issue One: The ayres’ conviction appeal; current status –

The appeal of ayres' conviction is moving along nicely, the shysters for ayres have requested and been granted another 60 day extension for the filing of their opening brief. There was no reason provided for this thirteenth extension of deadline. Here's hoping the shysters are working diligently, sucking up the last of the molester's blood money, and delaying until after ayres is released, so that there's nothing left of the estate for his wifey and twisted children.

The new, new, new, new, new, new, new, new, new, new, new, new, new deadline is August 18, 2015.

Isaiah 57:20 - But the wicked are like the troubled sea, for it cannot rest, and its waters cast up mire and dirt.


Issue Two: Juan Lopez, Deputy Sheriff and one-time contender to replace Sheriff Munks via write-in ballot.

Citizen and victim's advocate Michael Stogner has alerted the San Mateo County Board of Supervisors about a criminal complaint submitted to the County and State regarding some mysterious computer glitches with the DMV and Postal Service computers that have mistakenly indicated that Deputy Juan Lopez had a suspended drivers licence, and that his residential property is a commercial property, rendering it difficult for Lopez to A) drive, and B) leverage his personal residence for loans.





It has appeared that Sheriff Munks and Steve Wagstaffe have acted in a retalitory manner to Lopez after his political run against the otherwise unopposed Sheriff Munks.


Hi! I'm San Mateo County Sheriff Munks: Happy Ending?
Hi! I'm Sheriff Munks; Happy Ending?
Sheriff Munks was busted by the FBI in 2007 with his undersheriff Carlos Bolanos in an illegal Las Vegas brothel in which some underage prostitutes were involved. Munks has never spoken publicly about the bust other than to say that he thought he was getting a massage, and that he would not be talking about the incident. There was an “actual” massage parlor down the street from where Munks and Bolanos were busted, but the place of the “Operation Dollhouse” bust was actually a residential area, described by the FBI this way: "run-down apartments and homes with mattresses on the floors and the stench of cigarettes, urine and feces in the air"





william hamilton ayres was arrested on April 5, 2007 on charges relating to his molestation of many young boys while he was alleging to provide psychiatric care to private patients as well as referrals for evaluation from the juvenile court system in San Mateo County. After years of  playing demented for the courts, ayres plead "No Contest" and was found guilty of all charges against him on May 16, 2013. ayres was sentenced to 8 years in prison on August 26, 2013. ayres is no longer under the conservatorship of his daughter Barbara Ayres of Sacramento, CA

ayres has had significant interaction over the years with local politicians on boards like the "Children and Families First Commission,"  including the DA who was serving when prosecution began Jim Fox and Assemblyman Rich Gordon. In fact, Gordon nominated ayres for a lifetime achievement award for his "Tireless effort to improve the lives of children." ayres has also been vocally supported during his criminal trial by local head-shrinkers like Bart BlinderEtta BryantMel BlausteinHarry CorenTom CieslaRobert KimmichLarry LurieMaria LymberisRichard ShadoanCaptane Thomson, and Harold Wallach.

Sunday, March 22, 2015

San Mateo Board of Supervisors Called to Act.

Several San Mateo County citizens of note have called for the San Mateo Board of Supervisors to take action in matters related to the conduct of District Attorney Steve Wagstaffe, Sheriff Greg Munks, and Undersheriff Bolanos.

Mark DePaula and Michael Stogner -- who were both recently candidates for County Supervisor,  and citizen Lamont Phemister have submitted to the Board of Supervisors a request that the Board consider the following:


1) That the Board should call on Sheriff Munks to resign as Sheriff.
2) That Bolanos be dismissed.
3) That DA Wagstaffe make public the report of the investigation into samTrans accounting.
4) That DA Wagstaffe resign.
5) That they call on the FBI to open the Operation Dollhouse report.
6) That they call on the US Department of Justice to investigate samTrans.

Please click here for a full copy of the request submitted to the San Mateo Board of Supervisors. The document contains the full text of their letter, along with comprehensive supporting articles and notes.


This new expression of citizen concern and lack of faith in San Mateo County officials comes on the heels of recent significant citizen concern and press coverage about the revelation that former San Mateo County  prosecutor Alfred Giannini (who was to serve as second chair in the william ayres criminal re-trial before he changed his plea, and was found guilty of 8 counts of child molestation), and who was the subject of a 2011 report on prosecutorial misconduct, is now training discipline prosecutors for the California State Bar. 

For additional information on the Giannini matter, see the following recent resources:


Tuesday, February 24, 2015

Wagstaffe Double Standard

On KTVU Channel 2 News Feb 23, 2015:

  KTVU -

San Mateo District Attorney Steve Wagstaffe was on the Channel 2 news at 10pm on Monday night, demonstrating for the public the double standard that he observes in prosecuting crimes:

On the prosecution of Juan Lopez who ran for Sheriff against Greg Munks, and who is accused of watching a prison inmate use a cell phone, DA Wagstaffe has this to say:

"It's simply: If somebody violates the law, they have to pay the consequences."


After DA Wagstaffe's friend Sheriff Munks was busted by the FBI in an illegal brothel in an "Operation Dollhouse" investigation on potentially trafficked and underaged prostitutes, in a  residential area described as "run-down apartments and homes with mattresses on the floors and the stench of cigarettes, urine and feces in the air," DA Wagstaffe had this to say:

"To those who matter, your decades of outstanding work in law enforcement are all that count and your integrity is not in the slightest marked (sic) by the modern media's efforts to make a story out of a non-story. Hard as it is to think now, remember it will by yesterday's news and irrelevant by tomorrow"


Also, don't forget the Wagstaffe Double Standard we mentioned just the other day:

If you're a county employee who engages in sex crimes -- we don't prosecute you or remove you from office (like many of the recent law enforcement officer sex crimes -- including Greg Munks) or we actually do the RIGHT thing (for the wrong reasons?) and allow an outside agency to prosecute -- as in the case of Chief Probation Officer (and longtime juvenile hall employee) Stuart Forrest's large collection of little boy child porn. (By the way -- did you know that he's not locked up anymore? Nor is he on the Megan's Law public list.)

If, on the other hand, you're a county employee who has caused some heartache with the higher ups, because you noticed and want to fix some improprieties, we throw the book at you if you may have had the opportunity to notice that a jail inmate had a cell phone.

Friday, February 20, 2015

Appeal Update and other Screeds

Trust me! I'm a Shrink!
Two items of interest today: One covered by local bird-cage-liners, the other not.

Issue One: The ayres’ conviction appeal; current status –

As things went with the ayres trial, so things go with the appeal of his conviction. The child molester’s shysters told the court that they’d need lots of delays; the court promised that few would be granted; and then the court grants all of the delays.

The current deadline for “Opening Brief” to be filed is now April 20, 2015. The molester’s shysters have also now submitted a few exhibits -- reports from various stages of the incompetency malingering gambit, including reports from two doctors: One from ayres’ stay at Napa, from Dr. Erin Warnick  During the competency trail (which did NOT convince the jurors that ayres was incompetent) Warnick fronted the opinion that ayres was suffering dementia (in the areas that are most frequently faked, when dementia is faked) but she also stated that ayres was definitely inflating the severity of his dementia. She also noted that he was unpleasant, irritable, with poor judgment, poor emotional control, and poor behavioral control (maybe it was the fact that he was grooming an inmate with actual mental deficits for sexual contact that lead her to this conclusion?) Warnick’s scoring of a “Global Assessment of Functioning” test also called into question some of the lower results of one of the other Napa Doctors.

I would assume that the defense is using Warnick’s report because some of her conclusions make her appear less biased than those of other “doctors” at Napa.

Also appearing in the list of reports are the reports from Dr. Simon Tan of Stanford, presented at the time of the “No Contest” plea in the last ditch effort to show that ayres’ alleged dementia had “grown worse” since the competency trial and his subsequent stint at Napa. The judge found that there was nothing new in Tan’s report to indicate that things had deteriorated, and in fact, she said that based on her observations of ayres over time and based on the analysis of entirety of the transcript from a very recent civil deposition, she did not feel that ayres had any change at all in levels of comprehension even dating back to early hearings BEFORE the first criminal trial.

Dr. Simon Tan, PsyD is just another in the line of shrinky-dinks duped by ayres – Perhaps Psychiatrists ARE more talented than Psychologists after all!


Issue Two: Juan Lopez, Deputy Sheriff and one time contender to replace Sheriff Munks via write-in ballot.


Hi! I'm San Mateo County Sheriff Munks: Happy Ending?
Hi! I'm Sheriff Munks; Happy Ending?
As you’ve probably seen in the fishwrappers lately (links to recent articles below), Juan Lopez, a Sheriff’s Deputy, was recently charged with crimes related to the supply of cell phones and drugs to a local prisoner. Charges were also just added relating to his place of residence as it relates to elections, misuse of election funds, etc.. The details are all a bit confused as others (corrections officers) were included in charges as were Lopez’s fiancée, and another Lopez friend or two.


Here are some facts as best I can make them out:

1) There does not appear to be any link between Lopez and the drugs provided to the prisoner. These charges appear to be directed at one or more of the corrections officers.
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2) The DA appears to have stated that Lopez didn’t supply the cell phone to the prisoner. But the DA does think that Lopez had reason to know that one had been supplied to a prisoner.

3) Lopez appears to have ownership/financial responsibility for a residence inside San Mateo County (Redwood City) and one outside SMCO (Newark) Lopez claims that the Newark residence is rented to a cousin, and the DA states that Lopez’s fiancée lives in the residence in Redwood City. Fraud charges relate to the assumption that Lopez lives in Newark, but he filed to run as Sheriff (against his boss Munks) as a resident of SMCO. (What do you suppose the odds are that Lopez lives with his cousin rather than his fiancée? -- I know it's a legal point, but to some extent, aren't we reaching here?)

4) Embezzlement charges apparently relate to Lopez’s campaign treasurer (and fiancée) who allegedly used campaign finances for personal use.

My observations:

1) Sheriff Munks was busted by the FBI in 2007 with his undersheriff Carlos Bolanos in an illegal Las Vegas brothel in which some underage prostitutes were involved. Munks has never spoken publicly about the bust other than to say that he thought he was getting a massage, and that he would not be talking about the incident. There was an “actual” massage parlor down the street from where Munks and Bolanos were busted, but the place of the “Operation Dollhouse” bust was actually a residential area, described by the FBI this way: "run-down apartments and homes with mattresses on the floors and the stench of cigarettes, urine and feces in the air"

2) DA Fox at the time of the bust issued an email stating that he sympathized with Munks and Bolanos: 
“Greg and Carlos [--] "I just want to let you both know how sorry I am for what you are going through with the media frenzy. It isn't easy getting beaten up in the media, but hopefully it will all be yesterday's news by tomorrow, If there is anything I can do to help or provide support, please know I am more than willing. Hang in there. Jim”  

3) Current DA Wagstaffe is also “in support” of Munks and in recent articles calls him his “friend.” Wagstaffe also states that he considered his relationship with Lopez to be friendly in his years of dealing with him professionally. As a follow-up to DA Fox's email, Wagstaffe also sent an email to the boys:
“To those who matter, your decades of outstanding work in law enforcement are all that count and your integrity is not in the slightest marked (sic) by the modern media's efforts to make a story out of a non-story. Hard as it is to think now, remember it will by yesterday's news and irrelevant by tomorrow”  
* The emails from DA Fox and ADA Wagstaffe (Now DA) were provided to private citizen and victim's advocate Michael Stogner by San Mateo County Counsel Michael P. Murphy per Stogner's Public Record Request in June of 2008.

UPDATE: On February 23, 2015 in an interview on KTVU Channel 2 News at 10, Wagstaffe confirmed that he did indeed send this email back in 2007, and stated that he stands behind it to this day, and seconds later talked about prosecuting Lopez because it was right to do that when someone breaks the law...

4) Wagstaffe says that his friendship with Munks is no reason to recuse his office from prosecution.

5) When Chief Probation Officer (and longtime juvenile hall employee) Stuart Forrest was busted for possession of large quantities of little boy child porn, Wagstaffe recused his office from prosecution based on their professional relationship – he didn’t even claim to be friends: 

“We asked to avoid the appearance of a conflict. We do not have one but I have served on so many different commissions and committees with him that we want to ensure the appearance of impartiality. That is why we asked an outside agency, the attorney general, to handle it"

My opinions based on presented facts and observations listed above:

Wagstaffe is good friends with a man (Munks) who was busted for apparently reprehensible, illegal sexual behavior -- and was apparently not prosecuted due to his political stature -- inside sources say that all of the Johns had to be released because of Munks' and Bolanos' involvement.

Wagstaffe does appear to have the wherewithal to make intelligent decisions about allowing outside investigation/prosecution when there is potential for professional/personal bias, as indicated by the Forrest case.  And yet, he claims that there is no reason for outside involvement in the Lopez matter, even though Lopez tried to put Wagstaffe’s buddy Munks out of a job, in part because Munks disbanded the special sex crimes unit shortly after his bust, which Lopez seems to have thought was important.

Seems exactly like conflict of interest / personal bias, and retaliation to me. I would NOT be shocked to learn that all of these charges against Lopez were, in fact, trumped-up, unsubstantiated bullshit intended to send a warning to anyone trying to oust Munks.

Another thing to think about:

Wagstaffe never once appeared in the courtroom during the 6 years that the ayres child molestation case was at trial.

Wagstaffe wanted nothing to do with the prosecution of Stewart Forrest for possession of hundreds of child porn images.

Wagstaffe supports his friend Munks who was busted at an illegal brothel that was employing child “prostitutes.”

Wagstaffe constantly declares that lowball sentences for child sex crimes are “reasonable.”

When an older adult male rapes a young teen girl, Wagstaffe frequently calls this a “sexual relationship” in comments to the press.

Why does Wagstaffe keep doing all of this? Maybe Spokeshole Michelle Durand can tell us what the county’s “story” here is?


Recent articles about Juan Lopez in the Almanac News (pdf) and the San Mateo Daily Journal (pdf).



william hamilton ayres was arrested on April 5, 2007 on charges relating to his molestation of many young boys while he was alleging to provide psychiatric care to private patients as well as referrals for evaluation from the juvenile court system in San Mateo County. After years of  playing demented for the courts, ayres plead "No Contest" and was found guilty of all charges against him on May 16, 2013. ayres was sentenced to 8 years in prison on August 26, 2013. ayres is no longer under the conservatorship of his daughter Barbara Ayres of Sacramento, CA



ayres has had significant interaction over the years with local politicians on boards like the "Children and Families First Commission,"  including the DA who was serving when prosecution began Jim Fox and Assemblyman Rich Gordon. In fact, Gordon nominated ayres for a lifetime achievement award for his "Tireless effort to improve the lives of children." ayres has also been vocally supported during his criminal trial by local head-shrinkers like Bart BlinderEtta BryantMel BlausteinHarry CorenTom CieslaRobert KimmichLarry LurieMaria LymberisRichard ShadoanCaptane Thomson, and Harold Wallach.

Wednesday, January 7, 2015

San Mateo County Gets New Spokes-Hole

SMCO Spokes-Hole
According to San Mateo County's website (pdf), the County has hired a new spokes-hole to help them develop "communications strategies for a wide variety of projects and initiatives and identifying new ways to help San Mateo County deliver its goals of collaboration and transparency."

She is Michelle Durand, long time reporter with the San Mateo Daily Journal; a paper which has long seemed to be skeptical of our criticisms of San Mateo County's handling of some of the more controversial sex crimes cases against former County employees and contractors, and which appears to routinely use tear-sheets from the County District Attorney as the basis for accurate reporting, rather than digging into the stories directly.


Michelle tells us that she has "spent nearly 14 years telling San Mateo County’s stories and this position is another opportunity to continue doing so."


What a Sage was good old George:

Journalism is printing what someone else does not want printed: everything else is public relations.

― George Orwell

Tuesday, December 16, 2014

More Appeal Delays



Convicted child molester william h. ayres' lawyers have asked for, and received yet another deadline extension for the submission of the opening brief for his appeal of his conviction for 8 counts of child molestation with special circumstances. They are now due by February 18, 2015. Take all the time you need Shyster Dudes... 

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Friday, July 25, 2014

Bad Justice - Marta Diaz

Bad Justice:

The San Mateo County Court has re-appointed Judge Marta S. Diaz (pdf) to the Juvenile Court after having removed her as a justice of that court several years ago.

Some highlights from Judge Diaz’s bio: 

Diaz appointed Stuart Forrest to the head of the Probation Department after Forrest's long history of working with youth in San Mateo’s juvenile justice system. Recently, Stuart was found guilty and convicted of being in possession of hundreds of pornographic and sadistic images of young boys.  Here’s what Diaz had to say in a county news release about Stuart at the time she appointed him to head of the probation department: "I've known Stu for a very long time. His modesty and leadership skills are only exceeded by his ability and integrity."

Diaz also was a significant figure in the career of convicted child molester william hamilton ayres:

Diaz is observed to have been personal friends of the ayres family, and was responsible for referring many young boys to ayres for “evaluation” during her career in the DA’s office and as a judge. (Note that there were OTHER judges who also referred cases to ayres; many of whom have expressed regret for having done that).  In spite of the fact that at least four reports claiming sexual abuse had been filed (pdf) with the county between 1987 and 2002, and, in spite of the fact that Diaz was aware of the investigation by police who were building their criminal case against ayres, she continued to refer boys to ayres for “evaluation” for another fifteen months. Convicted child molester william ayres himself testified that this was so in depositions given in 2004.

Further, Diaz is reported to have tried to get the police to stop investigating ayres, claiming that she and ayres were very good friends. More than two decades ago, it is said that a defense attorney for a young boy told Diaz (then a prosecutor) that his client had been molested by ayres. Diaz denied that that could be happening, that she knew ayres well.

In March 2009, Diaz was asked about these claims by reporter John Roemer of the Daily Journal, and she responded that certain private citizens have a little “jihad” against her – She said: “I don’t care. I know it’s all bullshit. All will come out.”  (Yup, you stupid bitch – the truth did "all come out", and your sick-fuck friend is rotting in jail.)

After making the above statement to the press -- and shortly after the conclusion of review and action on a complaint filed with the Commission on Judicial Performance -- Diaz was removed from the Juvenile Court and reassigned. 

I guess the San Mateo County Court feels that now that people are no longer focused on her extraordinarily poor judgment, they can put Diaz back to work making devastating decisions for the county’s youth. 






william hamilton ayres was arrested on April 5, 2007 on charges relating to his molestation of many young boys while he was alleging to provide psychiatric care to private patients as well as referrals for evaluation from the juvenile court system in San Mateo County. After years of  playing demented for the courts, ayres plead "No Contest" and was found guilty of all charges against him on May 16, 2013. ayres was sentenced to 8 years in prison on August 26, 2013. ayres is no longer under the conservatorship of his daughter Barbara Ayres of Sacramento, CA

ayres has had significant interaction over the years with local politicians on boards like the "Children and Families First Commission,"  including the DA who was serving when prosecution began Jim Fox and Assemblyman Rich Gordon. In fact, Gordon nominated ayres for a lifetime achievement award for his "Tireless effort to improve the lives of children." ayres has also been vocally supported during his criminal trial by local head-shrinkers like Bart BlinderEtta BryantMel BlausteinHarry CorenTom CieslaRobert KimmichLarry LurieMaria LymberisRichard ShadoanCaptane Thomson, and Harold Wallach.