Robert Brewer is the answer to your problems with the DA's Office. The DA's Ofc is plagued with mediocrity due to a pervasive fear of retaliation, punitive transfers, & rampant cronyism at the top Admin levels. This impacts the ability to prosecutors to exercise their independent judgement to "do the right thing". Although those DAs are people committed to justice, anyone working in a culture of fear is going to get warped. Read Bob Brewer's Open Letter, it is all absolutely true: http://robertbrewerforda.com/2013/04/10/an-open-letter-to-district-attorney-employees/
I went to Sprouts this morning and talked with several people. Having once worked there when it was a Henry's, I have lots of friends who were honest with me about this situation. There is more to this story than just a stolen jacket. A new manager just came on board and there is severe cost-cutting going on. Employees at the Pt. Loma Sprouts are grumbling severely about hours being cut. The Reader did not use my story on this subject even though it contained a very important... [edited] If this is a set-up to get rid of a long-time, high-earning employee, it would not surprise me, since I have seen it happen many times there, myself. Ian is so beloved--he will find another job. Trader Joes already has his application and I am going to the Grocery Outlet tomorrow to talk to them about hiring Ian. He is an asset to any company that hires him, DISABILITIES OR NOT! Please like this Facebook page that supports him: https://www.facebook.com/ian.rey.372. Thanks.
Wonderful story, Gloria! I know that you are a REAL PERSON and love nature as we all do. Thank you for this update. Great job.
Gomez, this is a joke. satire lil buddy...............Send Walter a message and he will tell you!
A vote of confidence for the jury system, who understand what was going on in spite of all the squelched evidence. Also, all the commenters who posted detailed data to support the defendant - Dorian has the best commenters anywhere. And congratulations to Dorian for making the national news!
Kudos all around to the great job Dorian Hargrove! He broke the Chalk Trial story with great journalistic enterprise and brought to life an injustice that may have remained buried otherwise.
Never have I been prouder to have once been associated with The Reader than when Dorian Hargrove dug this one up and brought attention to the injustices involved. This is the very best kind of journalism: writing and reporting, but also playing a role in a story that might have turned our badly, but for the facts discovered that gets the truth out.. Thank you to Dorian and also much thanks to the jurors, who saw through all the B.S. and made a wise decision.
Another stupid and unfinished article. Either your articles are like this one, unfinished, or they are long and boring.
If Manchester keeps getting his ugly face stretched, he's going to make the Top 10 Worst Plastic Surgery Disasters website.
What a tool. Doesn't he realize what an a$$hole he looks like?
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