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Today (May 5), District Attorney Bonnie Dumanis officially stated that San Diego will be tolerant of abuse of power. Since 2008, it has been an open secret that prosecutors will not go after the establishment for any kinds of economic crimes. But by stating today that her office will not proceed against Ron Saathoff, president of Firefighters Local 145, and one of the most powerful behind-the-scenes forces in local politics, Dumanis made it official. Earlier this year, the California Supreme Court dismissed charges against five City officials for violating conflict-of-interest laws by voting to boost pension benefits. But the court said the case against Saathoff could proceed. Dumanis nixed it. And she made a preposterous statement: "The public awareness raised by this case lessens the likelihood that these types of events will occur again," she claimed. Even she knows full well that the handling of the Saathoff matter INCREASES the likelihood that these types of events will occur again. The door is now officially wide open -- to the favored few, of course.

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Today (May 5), District Attorney Bonnie Dumanis officially stated that San Diego will be tolerant of abuse of power. Since 2008, it has been an open secret that prosecutors will not go after the establishment for any kinds of economic crimes. But by stating today that her office will not proceed against Ron Saathoff, president of Firefighters Local 145, and one of the most powerful behind-the-scenes forces in local politics, Dumanis made it official. Earlier this year, the California Supreme Court dismissed charges against five City officials for violating conflict-of-interest laws by voting to boost pension benefits. But the court said the case against Saathoff could proceed. Dumanis nixed it. And she made a preposterous statement: "The public awareness raised by this case lessens the likelihood that these types of events will occur again," she claimed. Even she knows full well that the handling of the Saathoff matter INCREASES the likelihood that these types of events will occur again. The door is now officially wide open -- to the favored few, of course.

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