A Collection of Witnesses Killed

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The Panalopy of Things of Distasteful Realities

The Panalopy of Bay Area  

Sort of true but not really just true but more like wildfires, explosions and very bad things. 

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Jeff Adachi

Another Kamala casualty?  Perhaps not but around the San Francisco universe there is a divisive connections to the Chinatown Gangs with several decades of cases buried in archives of the Offices of the San Francisco District Attorney.  

The City is really where there is smoke there is fires.  

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Marie Coon 

Former Walnut Creek resident step-mother James Jack Coon was a tailor for the Walnut Creek Nordstroms.  

Being a customer requiring most shirts tailored she was the tailor that worked with someone who became my wife.  

The Nordstroms connection is highly important given that Marie after she learned SPC James Coon was killed in Iraq.  

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SPC James Coon

The story was a false narrative. Digging through articles, learning various facts about the Iraq and realizing how a computer virus was to 9/11 (See ) then learning snippets about what was really in Balad. It became somewhat obvious that Marie's suicide in Lake Arrowhead might be connected to his death via sniper.


#deadwitness Jeff Adachi Public Defender for the City of San Francisco

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Jeff Adachi

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Former Public Defender for the City of San Francisco

Jeff Adachi

August 29, 1959 - February 22, 2019

Jeff Adachi, a tireless advocate for equal justice, passed away suddenly on Feb. 22, 2019 at 59 years old. He was the elected public defender of San Francisco, a filmmaker and author, and a beloved husband, father, son, brother and friend.
Jeff was born Aug. 29, 1959. His parents and grandparents were among the nearly 120,000 Japanese Americans forced into internment camps during World War II. Learning of their ordeal would cement Jeff's lifelong commitment to due process and the right to counsel.
Jeff's advocacy for the accused bloomed as an undergraduate at UC Berkeley after joining a student movement to free Chol Soo Lee, a Korean immigrant wrongly convicted of murder. Jeff earned his bachelor's degree from UC Berkeley in 1981 and his Juris Doctor from UC Hastings in 1985. He was hired as a deputy public defender at the San Francisco Public Defender's Office in 1986 and served as the office's chief attorney from 1998 to 2001.
He was elected Public Defender of the City and County of San Francisco in 2002 and took office on Jan. 8, 2003 following two years in private practice. Under his strong leadership and fierce advocacy, the San Francisco Public Defender's Office became a national model of holistic defense. Jeff battled on the steps of City Hall for adequate funding, in Sacramento for laws favoring treatment over incarceration, and in court for the clients he personally represented. He tried more than 150 jury trials and handled more than 3,000 criminal matters in his career, including some of the Bay Area's highest profile cases. Today, more than 23,000 people each year rely on the office and the innovative services Jeff instituted. These programs include in-house social workers; expungement and reentry programs; and literacy, health and recreation opportunities for low-income youth. Specialized teams of attorneys devote their expertise to juvenile defense, education advocacy, immigration, mental health, bail, and pretrial release.
Jeff was an advocate for racial justice and a watchdog against police and prosecutorial misconduct. Surveillance footage he turned over to the press and public led to federal investigations and criminal convictions against law enforcement officers who brutalized or stole from citizens, conducted warrantless searches, or fabricated evidence.
He served on the board of numerous professional organizations over his career, including the American Bar Association's Standing Committee on Legal Aid and Indigent Defendants, the National Board of Trial Advocacy, the National Association of Criminal Defense Lawyers, the National Association for Public Defense, and the California Public Defenders Association. He is the co-author of Chapter 25: Immunity for Testimony, in California Criminal Law Procedure and Practice. He was a BAR/BRI bar review professor for more than two decades and published five books on passing the bar exam. He recently completed two additional manuscripts—his autobiography and a biography of San Francisco's first public defender, Frank Egan, who would later be convicted of murder.
Jeff garnered numerous local, state and national awards for outstanding public service, managerial excellence, prisoner reentry, youth advocacy, and transparency.
Jeff was an award-winning documentary filmmaker. He wrote, produced and directed The Slanted Screen, a 2006 film that explored stereotypes of Asian men in American cinema. In 2009, he directed You Don't Know Jack: The Jack Soo Story and in 2016 made the short film America Needs a Racial Facial. His 2017 film, Defender, focused on his defense of a young black man following a racially charged encounter with police and followed the work of the office's fledgling immigration unit. Ricochet, to be released later this year, chronicles the tragic death of Kate Steinle and the trial of the immigrant accused of her murder. In addition to his own creative projects, Jeff provided opportunities to other artists through his work with California Humanities the Center for Asian American Media.
He is survived by Mutsuko "Muki" Adachi, his wife of 21 years; his daughter Lauren Adachi, a freshman at Brown University in Providence; his parents Sam and Gladys Adachi of Sacramento; and his brother Stan Adachi of Long Beach. He is also remembered by thousands of legal professionals across the country who benefitted from his mentorship, encouragement, and training and who will continue his legacy in the fight for justice.
A public memorial will be held Monday, March 4 at 11 a.m. at San Francisco City Hall. The family desires that a fellowship in Jeff's name be created to aid deserving young law students and lawyers. In lieu of flowers, a tax-deductible donation payable to "AABA Law Foundation – Adachi" may be mailed to Prather Law Offices, 245 Fifth Street, Suite 103, San Francisco, CA 94103. Donations in Jeff's name may also be made to

#deadwitness ~ Attorney Marc Angelucci killed before settlement in Wood vs. Contra Costa County (Bennett was waiting for call)

#deadattorney where winners take all losers get killed before reaching the courthouse steps

Pete Bennett has the unfortunate title of the biggest legal loser. He is not the only one but when Pete stood up people turned up dead

Marc Angelucci

Pete Bennett was introduced to Mr. Angelucci via the discovery of Woods v. Contra Costa County.  Woods is poised a game changing case in regards to CPS and Social Services.  

Bennett knows this story very well which is why he created as his witnesses have been killed.  


#deadwitness ~ The Corrupted District Attorney and the Contra Costa Hate Crime Network

MEET THE CORRUPT DA, COMMANDER, Deputy, Officer, Former Police Officers

The worst is yet to come as truth

The Dirty DUI Crew

  • Chris Butler
  • Deputy Tanabe
  • DA Mark Peterson
  • Officer Greg Thompson
  • Commander Wielsch
  • Albert D. Seeno - fraud case and conviction linked Miller Starr and Regalia

The Fate of Attorneys connected to the Contra Costa Bar Association

For several decades the Bar Association blocked or spun Bennett through a series Attorney Referrals that went nowhere. Talk, Talk, Talk, get intel and say Goodbye can't your case.

Victim: Nathaniel Greenan

Surrounded by family with his son Nate Greenan lying in casket Attorney James S. Greenan represented Kinder Care a subsidiary of Knowledge Universe a holding company controlled by Larry Ellison and Micheal Milken.
  • Sister: Cecilia Greenan Ashcroft
  • Sister: Nancy Greenan Hamil
  • Father: James Greenan
  • Brother in-law: Dax Craven, disbarred represented Bennett who lost his sons to the Mormons

The Son of Attorney James S. Greenan

Never in a millions years would anyone expect to marry into the Mormon community only to discover years later the connections to several witness and hate crime murders

James S. Greenan
Profile and history of James S. Greenan
Richard Rainey and the Mormons
In the matter of Bennett vs. Southern Pacific a witness murder went down in 1989. The witness was slated to testify on behalf of Pete Bennett. The case fell apart on the courthouse steps. Judge Peter Spinetta should be a hostile witness now living in Darby Montana.

The unknown passenger bumped at the Newark Gate

How does a client of Bennett get bumped from Flight 93 but Todd Beamer doesn't when the plane has 42 passengers and crew?

Oracle and 9/11
Profile of Oracle employee Todd Beamer killed during WTC Attacks.

Larry Ellison
Knowledge Universe owns Kinder Care, Leap Frog and other entities purchases a services company in Walnut Creek for millions. Not long after one of partners dumps 200,000 into Authentic Technologies rougly seven years after founder Pete Bennett lost millions connected Philip Anschutz who clearly has business relationships with Michael Milken, Larry Ellison, Charles Hurtwitz and Bennett v. Southern Pacific

The Contra Costa Superior Court let The Dirty DUI Judge why do you think Pete Bennett created #deadwitness

The Contra Costa Superior Court and "The Dirty DUI"

Appearing in front of this Judge were the same officers arresting and ticketing Pete Bennett.

Judge Joel Golub

Well known to Commander Norman Wielsch, Deputy Tanabe, District Attorney Mark Peterson and Officer Luis Lombardi. T

his crew plus many more to be revealed soon part of theft extortion operation never seen before.

The Traffic Commisioner and Abuse of Authority Under Color of Law and Official

Bennett knows this judge from when he resided in the Town of Danville between 1996 and 2006. Bennett was robbed of his inheritance, cars and family while enduring surreal duress. Golub had ample opportunity to assist Bennett with issues connected to the Police in the Town of Danville. Instead he chose to issue fines that became an immpossible hurdle to overcome.

Golub's Role in a Parental Abduction

The abuse of Judge Golub that he effectivey sealed the fate of the abduction of Bennett's son.

There is no question that Golub knows the ex-wife of Pete Bennett. He was duly informed of multiple attempts on Bennett's which includes the attempet murder via arson. What is better the coconspirators decided the best way to terminate his ex-wife as a witness was burn down the Town of Paradise by using PG&E as the usual scapecoat.

The Chief Murderer of Contra Costa Sheriff

This is the former Chief of Police of the Town of Danville who told Bennett the 9/11 tapes.

Pete Bennett carried an $850,000 Prudential Life Insurance Policy plus an inheritance valued at more than $500,000 and receivables from Albert D. Seeno, SBCGlobal and several others. All of those assets lost in a complicated scheme that was structered within the Mormon community.


#deadwitness #deadattorney ~ John T. Nejedly Attorney, Public Official and Candidate for Office

John was a regular face in Walnut Creek.  His father was Bennett's client who became a casual chat friend.   Not buying the official story. 

Like Pete Bennett Mr. Nejedly ran for public office.  Bennett's short lived consideration to run for Congress died in 2004 when his truck explodes.  

Bennett considered running City of Council of Walnut Creek for 2020 but instead his medical impacted his decision to run.  



#deadwitness #missingpersons, #deadattorneys ~ Lisa Dickinson daughter of Attorney Ruth Dickinson


A Kamala Slamala Moment - Helping outsourcing giants take over the technology department

The Political Conviction of Terry Childs pushed aside so the outsourcing firms could move in. 

This incident occurred around the time that Mayor Newsom signed the reward for the murders of officer Lester Garnier.



SF computer technician sentenced to 4 years


Friday, August 6, 2010


Childs, 45, of Pittsburg, will likely only serve another four to six months in custody, according to one of his attorneys, Valerio Romano, who argued today for his client to receive only probation.

City officials said after Childs' arrest in July 2008 that they were worried their inability to access the FiberWAN network, which handled about 60 percent of the network traffic for city departments, would cripple the city if power were somehow shut off.

Romano today said that claim was completely overblown.

"All that really happened was, for 12 days...they didn't have access to an administrator network," Romano told Judge Teri Jackson.

"Not one email was lost, not one piece of data," he said.

Childs -- who had a history of clashing with his superiors at the Department of Technology, as well as prior felony convictions for burglary and theft in the early 1980s -- refused to hand over the passwords to the FiberWAN network at a meeting he was called to on July 9. He continued to do so even after a police inspector warned him his refusal was potentially criminal.

Romano called the meeting "an ambush."

Childs was arrested a few days later. On July 21, Mayor Gavin Newsom visited Childs in his jail cell and Childs agreed to give him the passwords.

The city regained control of the network, and no services were ever affected.

Prosecutors charged Childs with multiple counts of computer tampering-related crimes, all except one of which were later thrown out by another judge.

A jury convicted Childs on April 27 of this year of the one remaining charge, a denial-of-computer-service statute that Romano and Childs' primary attorney, Richard Shikman, argued was designed to prosecute computer hacking. The jury also found true an allegation that damage from the crime exceeded $200,000.

Romano said that while Childs' actions had been "misguided" and "a mistake," he never intended to harm the network.

"He put the security of the network above his own well-being," Romano said of Childs' decision to go to jail rather than release the passwords to Department of Technology management he didn't trust.

Romano said the case was all about "a personality conflict" between Childs and his superiors.

"The bottom line was, they couldn't get into it if they wanted to," Jackson interjected.

"There need to be procedures for giving over access to devices," said Romano.

But prosecutor Conrad Del Rosario said there had been numerous opportunities for Childs to hand over the passwords in a more secure way, if that was his concern.

Del Rosario called the notion that Childs was just acting in the best interest of the FiberWAN network "disingenuous."

"He had no problem using that as a pawn for whatever internal conflict he had with management," said Del Rosario.

Del Rosario acknowledged that the Department of Technology had its problems.

"The people are by no means saying this was management at its peak performance," he said.

Jackson noted the case, including the months-long trial, was extremely complicated. She agreed that "one can argue" that there had been "mismanagement" at the Department of Technology.

"Some say the city created Mr. Childs," she said. "They knew what they had."

However, Jackson emphasized, "A defense in a case is not to blame the victim."

"This about an individual who built the system, that he felt he owned," Jackson said.

Childs had reportedly attempted to copyright the configurations to the FiberWAN, which as the builder he considered his own intellectual property.

"He felt that because of his blood, sweat and tears, this was his system," said Jackson. "He was wrong. He was wrong, and the jurors found him to be wrong."

Jackson said that because of Childs' several prior convictions, and because of violating his "position of trust" as the only one in the department with the passwords, state prison was "appropriate."

She sentenced Childs to the mid-term sentence of four years in state prison. Childs will receive credit for days served in jail and for good behavior.

A separate hearing on monetary restitution owed by Childs to the city is scheduled for Aug. 13. Prosecutors are asking for nearly $1.5 million.

District Attorney Kamala Harris attended today's sentencing hearing, and after, said Jackson "absolutely made the right decision" to sentence Childs to prison.

Harris said Childs had "engaged in a real power-play" with the city of San Francisco and that his behavior "had the potential to turn the city upside-down."

Romano disputed Harris' characterization of the danger during those 12 days.

"Although numerous city departments were attached to the FiberWAN," he said, "the worst that could have happened was a short outage in connectivity, similar to what any computer user experiences when their Internet service provider goes down."

"This case was more like a political campaign, than a case," Romano said.


Bitching to Convict Terry Childs so a DLA Piper client Accenture can take control

A Kamala Slamala Moment

The uneven handling of Terry Childs issues with his managers and vendors such as Accenture, IBM and HP plus many other wolves at the doors seeking the money keys to city contracts.
Photo of sunset

Pete Bennett has several issues with Accenture who based a series discoveries have connections to Fremont Group and attorney Richard Stanford Kopf and the matter of Bennett vs. Southern Pacific today controlled by Union Pacific or BNSF. Of course those entanglements connect to Kinder Morgan, Enron Corporation, and when looking hard enough the SEC Investigation lost in Building on 9/11.

Kamala Harris as State Attorney General has deep involvement in the PG&E investigation, explosions and wildfires. Bennett was contracted to work on the San Bruno Explosion but things didn't work out.


By now, you've probably heard that Terry Childs was sentenced to four years in prison, as a jury determined that he violated a California statute regarding denial-of-service attacks. Childs has already spent more than two years in jail at this point, so it's likely that he will serve four to eight more months before being released, but there's no guarantee of that.

No matter how you feel about this matter, it should be clear that this sentence is unduly harsh, and the amount of time Childs spent in jail before the conviction is appalling. The wheels of justice turn slowly indeed.

[ Follow the whole Terry Childs saga with InfoWorld's coverage. | Stay up to date on the lighter side of tech goings-on with our Notes from the Underground newsletter. ]

There were several factors in this case that led jurors to convict Childs, but the most significant issue to me is that the San Francisco FiberWAN network that he administered suffered no outages or problems during the course of this bizarre case, with the exception of the VPN outage that occurred when the San Francisco DA's office inexplicably placed a list of active usernames and passwords into the public record, resulting in downtime to change all those passwords. Yes, Childs withheld the network's passwords in an apparent dispute with his boss, but no actual damage was done.

Worse Offenders -- Even Murderers -- Get Less Jail Time than Childs
Consider then, the case of Steven Barnes, the former IT manager for Blue Falcon Networks in San Mateo, Calif. Barnes was convicted of sabotaging Blue Falcon's IT infrastructure in 2008, receiving a sentence of one year and one day in prison and $54,000 in restitution to the company. While Childs' actions caused no disruptions, Barnes deleted all company email, caused the email servers to spew out spam, and intentionally crippled at least some servers, rendering them inoperable. He received a much lighter sentence than Childs -- and in the same court district.

Or consider the case of Yung-Hsun Lin, convicted in 2008 of attempting to destroy a critical database owned by his New Jersey-based employer, Medco Health Systems. Lin wrote code explicitly designed to destroy the database and set it to trigger on his birthday. It failed to run and was subsequently discovered by another admin. Lin received a 30-month sentence for his actions, as he deliberately and painstakingly attempted to sabotage the company he worked for, intentionally writing scripts to destroy valuable data.

If we drift outside of the IT realm, I could add story after story of murder, attempted murder, and rape sentences that are far less than the four years that Childs' received. A recent example might be found in Oklahoma, where a man received a one-year sentence for murder.

But what's done is done, and subsequent motions for retrial have been denied. Presumably, this case will come around again on appeal.

Poorly Managed San Francisco IT Department Gets a Free Pass
Also galling to me is the fact that the City of San Francisco has absolutely refused to admit any responsibility for this whole mess. The city is as much at fault in this case as Childs is -- the way that the San Francisco IT department has been run is nothing short of abysmal, and that has been pointed out time and again by anyone paying attention to this case. Plenty of dirty laundry was aired out in court as well, yet through it all, the city has had a full-court press on Childs, and being both the plaintiff and the prosecution it spared no expense to drill Childs into the ground.

Given the nature of this case, the facts as I know them, and the rest of the data surrounding this incident, I can see how Childs might have been convicted by a largely nontechnical jury. But let's face it: if the City of San Francisco was doing anything right, this never would have happened -- and if it somehow did, the case should have been able to be resolved internally, not in a courtroom. I stand by my remarks over the past few years that if this same scenario played out in a company rather than a city IT department, we'd have never heard of it, and the most probable outcome may have been termination of employment.

Instead, Terry Childs is entering his third year in jail. It's probably safe to say that the point has been made by now: When faced with dangerously incompetent management, it's best to just look for another job.

This story, "The Terry Childs case: San Francisco is just as guilty," was originally published at Read more of Paul Venezia's The Deep End blog at


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