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Last week, the OB Rag reported that Larissa Danielli, an Ocean Beach woman, returned to her apartment building on November 3 in the aftermath of a fire that had begun in the unit above hers.

“The fire trucks had been there," the online publication reported, "and when she approached her apartment...she was blocked by San Diego police officers."

When firefighters had entered Danielli’s residence to inspect for fire or water damage, they discovered a cooler full of marijuana.

According to the Union-Tribune, “When an officer refused her entry due to the danger she fought with him, [a police spokesperson] said. She was taken into custody on charges of obstruction and child endangerment.”

In the comments section following the OB Rag story, on November 7, Danielli gave details of what occurred and what has happened since.

She said that when she arrived on the scene, she "realized the police had not protected my very EXPENSIVE DJ equipment and were letting it be water damaged [Danielli owns a DJ company]. I repeatedly requested that they move my equipment to a safer place and up off of the floor. The officer refused and I kept repeating my request. He then arrested me for ‘obstruction of justice.’”

As to the charges of child endangerment, the El Dorado apartment resident said, “My child was at DAYCARE and no where even NEAR the fire, my apartment, or me. But they pressed felony charges, went and picked my kid up from DAYCARE, REFUSED to allow family to take him, and placed him in a children’s home, where he still resides.

"I spent 5 days in jail for these trumped up charges and now have to fight CPS to get my child back.... Oh, and they ALSO took away my driver's license for having an MMJ card, saying that I am unable to drive if I have a medical marijuana card and I now have to fight the DMV also.”

After reading about Danielli’s situation, a commenter named Allen Lewis followed up with, “I just shared this sad story with one of my best friends who grew up in Mississippi in the 50′s and 60′s and the first words he said was… wow, ‘this lady is being treated like she’s black....’”

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JBGood Nov. 9, 2011 @ 6:01 a.m.

This is a clear case of Larissa being "F'd" by the system....and the officer that arrested her...well he's just simply a punk, and CPS is the ones causing harm to the child. They took the child due to marijuana being found in the home. So what...the police didnt charge her for posession because she was within the STATE guidlines with he Rx license. But its still ok for CPS to step in and take the child? What about people that have prescriptions for things like Oxycontin, hydrocodone, xanax and all those other drugs? You know, the shit that would actually kill a child if they got ahold of it. I dont see CPS stepping in and taking their children away. This woman has suffered the loss of her home, expensive equipment for her business, her child and stripped of her dignity. I dont know about you but I was taught that anything that takes away from the rights or dignity of others is a crime. I feel CPS and the San Diego P.D. are in the wrong and they should be held acountable.


SurfPuppy619 Nov. 9, 2011 @ 8:54 a.m.

Dumb cops and even dumber socail workers make for a bad combination.

Fortunately there is a cure for their stoopidity;



Ponzi Nov. 9, 2011 @ 10:05 a.m.

She should contact this organization: Americans for Safe Access. They won a $70,000 judgment against the California DMV and won a victory forcing the California DMV to change their policy on medical marijuana. She may also sue the San Diego Police and the City of San Diego for violations of her civil rights. The real obstructing justice these days is the police and their leash-holders.

This is the official document released by the DMV:
. http://americansforsafeaccess.org/downloads/DMV_Policy.pdf .

What we are witnessing is a petty weed war orchestrated by a Federal bureaucracy run amok employing their foot soldiers like Laura Duffy. Then the local buffoons like Bonnie Dumanis and Jan Goldsmith join the cause to beat their chests and appear like “law and order” advocates. All of these political actor pigs need to be thrown out of office for good.


SurfPuppy619 Nov. 9, 2011 @ 10:53 p.m.

The lawyer from the $10 million OC case, Shawn McMillan, is from San Diego, call him.



Javajoe25 Nov. 9, 2011 @ 11:35 a.m.

San Diego cops are nothing but a bunch of thugs. I've never seen a town where the cops get away with what they do here. I'm still reeling from that case where the off-duty copy shot the woman with her kid while they were in their car, claiming he felt threatened by them. That was a case of pure road rage and the cop should have gone to prison. Instead, they found the woman guilty of vehicular assault and the cop got off scot-free.

Same thing is going on downtown with the Occupy group. The cops there are acting like gestapo and arresting people for no reason at all. Have crime in your neighborhood? Try finding a cop. Downtown, where there is a peaceful protest, the cops practically outnumber the protesters!

I don't know what it is about San Diego; the military mindset due to the high ratio of retired and active military? Or, just plain old Southern Cal conservatism. Whatever it is, it sure creates an atmosphere of being under the big boot heel.


Twister Nov. 9, 2011 @ 4:09 p.m.

And medicos. A friend of mine's nursing baby fell off a bed; they took it to Rady's; Rady staff took the baby over the week-end (three days), and would not allow the mother to visit to nurse the baby. An MD backed the social worker, then another MD countermanded the order and they got the baby back, three days later. The injuries were not "consistent with" child abuse.

Y'see, the mother "looks" "Mexican," and in fact is of Mexican descent, but fourth-generation U. S. Citizen with no accent.

Zealots are naturally attracted to the "helping" professions.

Remember Dale Akiki?

When the big cases are settled or found in favor of such victims, they don't pay, we, the taxpayers pay.

In re to: By SurfPuppy619 8:54 a.m., Nov 9, 2011


Visduh Nov. 9, 2011 @ 4:24 p.m.

There was a little payback. The Dale Akiki case is what cost good ol' Ed Miller his job as DA. Sad to say that we ended up with a worse jerk, Pfingst, and when he in turn was run out of office, replaced him with this current disgrace. There is some justice, some of the time, for some of the victims of bad police work and wrongheaded prosecutions.


SurfPuppy619 Nov. 9, 2011 @ 10:51 p.m.

There was a little payback. The Dale Akiki case is what cost good ol' Ed Miller his job as DA. == The Dale Akiki case was without a doubt the WORST case of prosecutorial misconduct I have ever witnessed in San Diego County. The Jim Wade and the Michael Crow cases come in second and third. But Akiki is the worst. It was disgusting.

Ed Miller got what was coming to him. He should have had his law license revoked.

The worst part of the Dale Akiki case was that Ed Miller prosecuted him because he was friends with the CEO of Jack in the Box, whose grandson was supposedly one of the kids molested. There was NO CASE, ever, but Miller pushed ahead at the URGING of his CEO Buddy.

Money made the call in the Akiki prosecution, not justice.


Twister Nov. 10, 2011 @ 12:54 p.m.

Re: "Money made the call in the Akiki prosecution, not justice."

SP, I've forgotten, but did Akiki get damages? Was the JITB CEO married to a former mayor? Did he have to pay for his influence-peddling? What did it cost the taxpayers and who paid them back?


Visduh Nov. 10, 2011 @ 4:54 p.m.

Not the same JITB exec. You're thinking of Silberman, who was married to "The Susan" Golding. No connection with the Akiki case.


Duhbya Nov. 11, 2011 @ 6:44 a.m.

Right - she (O'Connor) was married to the Gag in the Bag, I mean Hack in the Sack, uh, Jack in the Box!! founder, Robert O. Peterson.


Visduh Nov. 11, 2011 @ 8:08 a.m.

Yeah, that's it. Two of those JITB execs ended up marrying female future SD mayors. It might be said that they bought the office for their wives. Actually Silberman helped bankroll Susan's election to the board of supervisors. But neither of those was the guy (and his name escapes me) who pushed so hard in the Akiki case.


SurfPuppy619 Nov. 11, 2011 @ 8:48 a.m.

Jack and Mary Goodall, the former being the CEO of Jack in the Box.


SurfPuppy619 Nov. 10, 2011 @ 11:23 p.m.

Dale Akiki was in jail for over 2 years before he was acquitted. He sued, and as I recall the City settled out of court for $2 or $3 million big ones.


Gail Powell Nov. 11, 2011 @ 7:44 p.m.


Larissa speaks out and tells her side of the story in a letter printed in the OB Rag. It reads like some kind of out of control nightmare. I hope if there are any of you out there with legal of navigating CPS experience, you will offer your services to this poor woman. Perhaps she might have over-reacted at the scene when everything was going down, but nothing gives the cops on the scene the right to destroy her life like they have tried to do. Shameless disrespect on a fellow OB sister!


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