Randy Economy Investigative Journalist, Political Adbviser

Tuesday, March 12, 2019

OPERATION VARSITY BLUES: Here are the 50 people who were Indicted in a massive Cheating and Athletic Scheme

Rick Singer's Facebook Profile Photo....Oppsssss....



Arrests Made in Nationwide College Admissions Scam: Alleged Exam Cheating & Athletic Recruitment Scheme

Defendants include CEOs, actresses, university athletic coaches, and college exam administrators

BOSTON – Dozens of individuals involved in a nationwide conspiracy that facilitated cheating on college entrance exams and the admission of students to elite universities as purported athletic recruits were arrested by federal agents in multiple states this morning and charged in federal court in Boston. Athletic coaches from Yale, Stanford, USC, Wake Forest and Georgetown, among others, are implicated, as well as parents and exam administrators. 
William “Rick” Singer, 58, of Newport Beach, Calif., was charged with racketeering conspiracy, money laundering conspiracy and obstruction of justice. Singer owned and operated the Edge College & Career Network LLC (“The Key”) – a for-profit college counseling and preparation business – and served as the CEO of the Key Worldwide Foundation (KWF) – a non-profit corporation that he established as a purported charity.
Between approximately 2011 and February 2019, Singer allegedly conspired with dozens of parents, athletic coaches, a university athletics administrator, and others, to use bribery and other forms of fraud to secure the admission of students to colleges and universities including Yale University, Georgetown University, Stanford University, the University of Southern California, and Wake Forest University, among others. Also charged for their involvement in the scheme are 33 parents and 13 coaches and associates of Singer’s businesses, including two SAT and ACT test administrators.  
Also charged is John Vandemoer, the head sailing coach at Stanford University, Rudolph “Rudy” Meredith, the former head soccer coach at Yale University, and Mark Riddell, a counselor at a private school in Bradenton, Fla. 
The conspiracy involved 1) bribing SAT and ACT exam administrators to allow a test taker, typically Riddell, to secretly take college entrance exams in place of students or to correct the students’ answers after they had taken the exam; 2) bribing university athletic coaches and administrators—including coaches at Yale, Stanford, Georgetown, the University of Southern California, and the University of Texas—to facilitate the admission of students to elite universities under the guise of being recruited as athletes; and (3) using the façade of Singer’s charitable organization to conceal the nature and source of the bribes.   
  1. College Entrance Exam Cheating Scheme
According to the charging documents, Singer facilitated cheating on the SAT and ACT exams for his clients by instructing them to seek extended time for their children on college entrance exams, which included having the children purport to have learning disabilities in order to obtain the required medical documentation. Once the extended time was granted, Singer allegedly instructed the clients to change the location of the exams to one of two test centers: a public high school in Houston, Texas, or a private college preparatory school in West Hollywood, Calif. At those test centers, Singer had established relationships with test administrators Niki Williams and Igor Dvorskiy, respectively, who accepted bribes of as much as $10,000 per test in order to facilitate the cheating scheme. Specifically, Williams and Dvorskiy allowed a third individual, typically Riddell, to take the exams in place of the students, to give the students the correct answers during the exams, or to correct the students’ answers after they completed the exams. Singer typically paid Ridell $10,000 for each student’s test. Singer’s clients paid him between $15,000 and $75,000 per test, with the payments structured as purported donations to the KWF charity. In many instances, the students taking the exams were unaware that their parents had arranged for the cheating.
  1. College Recruitment Scheme
It is further alleged that throughout the conspiracy, parents paid Singer approximately $25 million to bribe coaches and university administrators to designate their children as purported athletic recruits, thereby facilitating the children’s’ admission to those universities. Singer allegedly described the scheme to his customers as a “side door,” in which the parents paid Singer under the guise of charitable donations to KWF. In turn, Singer funneled those payments to programs controlled by the athletic coaches, who then designated the children as recruited athletes – regardless of their athletic experience and abilities. Singer also made bribe payments to most of the coaches personally.
For example, during a call with one parent, Singer stated: “Okay, so, who we are…what we do is we help the wealthiest families in the U.S. get their kids into school…My families want a guarantee. So, if you said to me ‘here’s our grades, here’s our scores, here’s our ability, and we want to go to X school’ and you give me one or two schools, and then I’ll go after those schools and try to get a guarantee done.” 
As part of the scheme, Singer directed employees of The Key and the KWF to create falsified athletic “profiles” for students, which were then submitted to the universities in support of the students’ applications. The profiles included fake honors that the students purportedly received and elite teams that they purportedly played on.  In some instances, parents supplied Singer with staged photos of their children engaged in athletic activity – such as using a rowing machine or purportedly playing water polo.
  1. Tax Fraud Conspiracy
Beginning around 2013, Singer allegedly agreed with certain clients to disguise bribe payments as charitable contributions to the KWF, thereby enabling clients to deduct the bribes from their federal income taxes. Specifically, Singer allegedly instructed clients to make payments to the KWF in return for facilitating their children’s admission to a chosen university. Singer used a portion of that money to bribe university athletic coaches to designate the children as student athletes. Thereafter, Masera or another KWF employee mailed letters from the KWF to the clients expressing thanks for their purported charitable contributions. The letter stated: “Your generosity will allow us to move forward with our plans to provide educational and self-enrichment programs to disadvantaged youth,” and falsely indicated that “no good or services were exchanged” for the donations. Many clients then filed personal tax returns that falsely reported the payment to the KWF as charitable donations.
The charge of racketeering conspiracy provides for a sentence of no greater than 20 years in prison, three years of supervised release, a fine of $250,000 or twice the gross gain or loss, whichever is greater and restitution. The charge of conspiracy to commit money laundering provides for a sentence of up to 20 years in prison, up to three years of supervised release, and a fine of not more than $500,000 or twice the value of the property involved in the money laundering. The charge of conspiracy to defraud the United States provides for a sentence of no greater than five years in prison, up to three years of supervised release and a fine of $250,000. The charge of obstruction of justice provides for a sentence of no greater than 10 years in prison, three years of supervised release and a fine of $250,000. The charges of conspiracy to commit mail fraud and honest services mail fraud, and of conspiracy to commit wire fraud and honest services wire fraud, provide for a sentence of no greater than 20 years in prison, three years of supervised release, and a fine of 250,000 or twice the gross gain or loss, whichever is greater. Sentences are imposed by a federal district court judge based upon the U.S. Sentencing Guidelines and other statutory factors.
United States Attorney Andrew E. Lelling; Joseph R. Bonavolonta, Special Agent in Charge of the Federal Bureau of Investigation, Boston Field Division; and Kristina O’Connell, Special Agent in Charge of the Internal Revenue Service’s Criminal Investigations in Boston, made the announcement today. Assistant U.S. Attorneys Eric S. Rosen, Justin D. O’Connell, Leslie Wright, and Kristen A. Kearney of Lelling’s Securities and Financial Fraud Unit are prosecuting the case.
The details contained in the charging documents are allegations. The defendants are presumed innocent unless and until proven guilty beyond a reasonable doubt in a court of law.
  1. William Rick Singer, 58, of Newport Beach, Calif., owner of the Edge College & Career Network and CEO of the Key Worldwide Foundation, was charged in an Information with racketeering conspiracy, money laundering conspiracy, conspiracy to defraud the United States, and obstruction of justice.  He is scheduled to plead guilty in Boston before U.S. District Court Judge Rya W. Zobel on March 12, 2019, at 2:30 p.m.;
  2. Mark Riddell, 36, of Palmetto, Fla., was charged in an Information with conspiracy to commit mail fraud and honest services mail fraud as well as conspiracy to commit money laundering;
  3. Rudolph “Rudy” Meredith, 51, of Madison, Conn., the former head women’s soccer coach at Yale University, was charged in an Information with conspiracy to commit wire fraud and honest services wire fraud as well as honest services wire fraud;  
  4. John Vandemoer, 41, of Stanford, Calif., the former sailing coach at Stanford University, was charged in an Information with racketeering conspiracy and is expected to plead guilty in Boston before U.S. District Court Judge Rya W. Zobel on March 12, 2019, at 3:00 p.m.;
  5. David Sidoo, 59, of Vancouver, Canada, was charged in an indictment with conspiracy to commit mail and wire fraud. Sidoo was arrested on Friday, March 8th in San Jose, Calif., and appeared in U.S. District Court for the Northern District of California yesterday. A date for his initial appearance in federal court in Boston has not yet been scheduled.  
The following defendants were charged in an indictment with racketeering conspiracy:
  1. Igor Dvorskiy, 52, of Sherman Oaks, Calif., director of a private elementary and high school in Los Angeles and a test administrator for the College Board and ACT;
  2. Gordon Ernst, 52, of Chevy Chase, Md., former head coach of men and women’s tennis at Georgetown University;
  3. William Ferguson, 48, of Winston-Salem, N.C., former women’s volleyball coach at Wake Forest University;
  4. Martin Fox, 62, of Houston, Texas, president of a private tennis academy in Houston;
  5. Donna Heinel, 57, of Long Beach, Calif., the senior associate athletic director at the University of Southern California;
  6. Laura Janke, 36, of North Hollywood, Calif., former assistant coach of women’s soccer at the University of Southern California;
  7. Ali Khoroshahin, 49, of Fountain Valley, Calif., former head coach of women’s soccer at the University of Southern California;
  8. Steven Masera, 69, of Folsom, Calif., accountant and financial officer for the Edge College & Career Network and the Key Worldwide Foundation;
  9. Jorge Salcedo, 46, of Los Angeles, Calif., former head coach of men’s soccer at the University of California at Los Angeles;
  10. Mikaela Sanford, 32, of Folsom, Calif., employee of the Edge College & Career Network and the Key Worldwide Foundation;
  11. Jovan Vavic, 57, of Rancho Palos Verdes, Calif., former water polo coach at the University of Southern California; and
  12. Niki Williams, 44, of Houston, Texas, assistant teacher at a Houston high school and test administrator for the College Board and ACT.
The following defendant was charged in a criminal complaint with conspiracy to commit mail fraud and honest services mail fraud:
  1. Michael Center, 54, of Austin Texas, head coach of men’s tennis at the University of Texas at Austin
The following defendants were charged in a criminal complaint with conspiracy to commit mail and wire fraud:
  1. Gregory Abbott, 68, of New York, N.Y., the founder and chairman of a food and beverage packaging company;
  2. Marcia Abbott, 59, of New York, N.Y.;
  3. Gamal Abdelaziz, 62, of Las Vegas, Nev., the former senior executive of a resort and casino operator in Macau, China;
  4. Diane Blake, 55, of San Francisco, Calif., an executive at a retail merchandising firm;
  5. Todd Blake, 53, of San Francisco, Calif., an entrepreneur and investor;
  6. Jane Buckingham, 50, of Beverly Hills, Calif., the CEO of a boutique marketing company;
  7. Gordon Caplan, 52, of Greenwich, Conn., co-chairman of an international law firm based in New York City;
  8. I-Hin “Joey” Chen, 64, of Newport Beach, Calif., operates a provider of warehousing and related services for the shipping industry;
  9. Amy Colburn, 59, of Palo Alto, Calif.;
  10. Gregory Colburn, 61, of Palo Alto, Calif.;
  11. Robert Flaxman, 62, of Laguna Beach, Calif., founder and CEO of real estate development firm;
  12. Mossimo Giannulli, 55, of Los Angeles, Calif., fashion designer;
  13. Elizabeth Henriquez, 56, of Atherton, Calif.;
  14. Manuel Henriquez, 55, of Atherton, Calif., founder, chairman and CEO of a publicly traded specialty finance company;
  15. Douglas Hodge, 61, of Laguna Beach, Calif., former CEO of investment management company;
  16. Felicity Huffman, 56, of Los Angeles, Calif., an actress;
  17. Agustin Huneeus Jr., 53, of San Francisco, Calif., owner of wine vineyards;
  18. Bruce Isackson, 61, of Hillsborough, Calif., president of a real estate development firm;
  19. Davina Isackson, 55, of Hillsborough, Calif.;
  20. Michelle Janavs, 48, of Newport Coast, Calif., former executive of a large food manufacturer; 
  21. Elisabeth Kimmel, 54, of Las Vegas, Nev., owner and president of a media company;
  22. Marjorie Klapper, 50, of Menlo Park, Calif., co-owner of jewelry business;
  23. Lori Loughlin, 54, of Los Angeles, Calif., an actress;
  24. Toby MacFarlane, 56, of Del Mar, Calif., former senior executive at a title insurance company;
  25. William McGlashan Jr., 55, of Mill Valley, Calif., senior executive at a global equity firm;
  26. Marci Palatella, 63, of Healdsburg, Calif., CEO of a liquor distribution company;
  27. Peter Jan Sartorio, 53, of Menlo Park, Calif., packaged food entrepreneur;
  28. Stephen Semprevivo, 53, of Los Angeles, Calif., executive at privately held provider of outsourced sales teams;
  29. Devin Sloane, 53, of Los Angeles, Calif., founder and CEO of provider of drinking and wastewater systems;
  30. John Wilson, 59, of Hyannis Port, Mass., founder and CEO of private equity and real estate development firm;
  31. Homayoun Zadeh, 57, of Calabasas, Calif., an associate professor of dentistry; and
  32. Robert Zangrillo, 52, of Miami, Fla., founder and CEO of private investment firm.

Monday, March 04, 2019


Rep. Jerry Nadler
Note...we live in a Democracy and live in a country that is governed under the rule of laws.  So, everyone needs to be aware of WHO was actually served 'Document Requests' today from the Democratic Party Controlled US House Judiciary Committee.  Listen, this is why we have elections, and yes, elections do have consequences.  Two years ago when Donald J. Trump was elected President people on the Right said "Elections Have Consequences."   Fast forward to today, March 4, 2019, and we are reminded that the recent November 2018 election had the same mantra.  I believe in the RULE of LAW and that the public must be kept informed of what is going on inside the Swamp, as well as how our elected officials are acting behind closed doors.  Here is the unedited press statement from the House Judiciary Committee today.....you decide. 

Washington, D.C. – Today, House Judiciary Chairman Jerrold Nadler (D-NY) unveiled an investigation by the House Judiciary Committee into the alleged obstruction of justice, public corruption, and other abuses of power by President Trump, his associates, and members of his Administration. As a first step, the Committee has served document requests to 81 agencies, entities, and individuals believed to have information relevant to the investigation. “Over the last several years, President Trump has evaded accountability for his near-daily attacks on our basic legal, ethical, and constitutional rules and norms,” said Chairman Jerrold Nadler. “Investigating these threats to the rule of law is an obligation of Congress and a core function of the House Judiciary Committee. We have seen the damage done to our democratic institutions in the two years that the Congress refused to conduct responsible oversight. Congress must provide a check on abuses of power. Equally, we must protect and respect the work of Special Counsel Mueller, but we cannot rely on others to do the investigative work for us. Our work is even more urgent after senior Justice Department officials have suggested that they may conceal the work of the Special Counsel’s investigation from the public.
The Committee’s investigation will cover three main areas:
  • Obstruction of Justice, including the possibility of interference by the President and others in a number of criminal investigations and other official proceedings, as well as the alleged cover-up of violations of the law;
  • Public Corruption, including potential violations of the emoluments clauses of the U.S. Constitution, conspiracy to violate federal campaign and financial reporting laws, and other criminal misuses of official positions for personal gain; and
  • Abuses of Power, including attacks on the press, the judiciary, and law enforcement agencies; misuse of the pardon power and other presidential authorities; and attempts to misuse the power of the Office of the Presidency.
A list of individuals served with document requests today can be found here and below, with links to their respective letters:
  1. Alan Garten (letterdocument requests
  2. Alexander Nix (letterdocument requests
  3. Allen Weisselberg (letterdocument requests
  4. American Media Inc (letterdocument requests)
  5. Anatoli Samochornov (letterdocument requests)
  6. Andrew Intrater (letterdocument requests)
  7. Annie Donaldson (letterdocument requests)
  8. Brad Parscale (letterdocument requests)
  9. Brittany Kaiser (letterdocument requests)
  10. Cambridge Analytica (letterdocument requests
  11. Carter Page (letter, document requests)
  12. Christopher Bancroft Burnham (letter, document requests)
  13. Columbus Nova (letterdocument requests)
  14. Concord Management and Consulting (letterdocument requests)
  15. Corey Lewandowski (letterdocument requests)
  16. David Pecker (letterdocument requests)
  17. Department of Justice (letterdocument requests)
  18. Don McGahn (letterdocument requests
  19. Donald J Trump Revocable Trust (letterdocument requests
  20. Donald Trump Jr. (letterdocument requests
  21. Dylan Howard (letterdocument requests)
  22. Eric Trump (letterdocument requests)
  23. Erik Prince (letterdocument requests)
  24. Federal Bureau of Investigation (letter, document requests)
  25. Felix Sater (letterdocument requests)
  26. Flynn Intel Group (letterdocument requests)
  27. Frontier Services Group (letter, document requests)
  28. General Services Administration (letterdocument requests)
  29. George Nader (letterdocument requests)
  30. George Papadopoulos (letterdocument requests)
  31. Hope Hicks (letterdocument requests)
  32. Irakly Kaveladze (letterdocument requests)
  33. J.D. Gordon (letter, document requests)
  34. Jared Kushner (letterdocument requests)
  35. Jason Maloni (letterdocument requests)
  36. Jay Sekulow (letterdocument requests)
  37. Jeff Sessions (letterdocument requests)
  38. Jerome Corsi (letterdocument requests)
  39. John Szobocsan (letterdocument requests)
  40. Julian Assange (letterdocument requests)
  41. Julian David Wheatland (letterdocument requests)
  42. Keith Davidson (letterdocument requests)
  43. KT McFarland (letterdocument requests)
  44. Kushner Companies (letter, document requests)
  45. Mark Corallo (letterdocument requests)
  46. Matt Tait (letterdocument requests)
  47. Matthew Calamari (letterdocument requests)
  48. Michael Caputo (letterdocument requests)
  49. Michael Cohen (letterdocument requests)
  50. Michael Flynn (letterdocument requests)
  51. Michael Flynn Jr (letterdocument requests)
  52. National Rifle Association (letter, document requests)
  53. Paul Erickson (letterdocument requests)
  54. Paul Manafort (letterdocument requests)
  55. Peter Smith (Estate) (letterdocument requests)
  56. Randy Credico (letterdocument requests)
  57. Reince Priebus (letterdocument requests)
  58. Rhona Graff (letterdocument requests)
  59. Rick Gates (letter, document requests)
  60. Rinat Akhmetshin (letterdocument requests)
  61. Rob Goldstone (letterdocument requests)
  62. Roger Stone (letter, document requests)
  63. Ronald Lieberman (letterdocument requests)
  64. Sam Nunberg (letterdocument requests)
  65. SCL Group Limited (letterdocument requests)
  66. Sean Spicer (letterdocument requests)
  67. Sheri Dillon (letterdocument requests)
  68. Stefan Passantino (letterdocument requests)
  69. Steve Bannon (letterdocument requests)
  70. Ted Malloch (letterdocument requests)
  71. The White House (letterdocument requests)
  72. Tom Barrack (letter, document requests)
  73. Tom Bossert (letter, document requests)
  74. Tony Fabrizio (letter, document requests)
  75. Trump Campaign (letterdocument requests)
  76. Trump Foundation (letterdocument requests)
  77. Trump Organization (letterdocument requests)
  78. Trump Transition (letterdocument requests)
  79. Viktor Vekselberg (letterdocument requests)
  80. Wikileaks (letterdocument requests)
  81. 58th Presidential Inaugural Committee (letter, document requests)
For two years, in the absence of responsible oversight by the Republican Majority, House Judiciary Committee Democrats wrote over one hundred letters to the White House, the Administration, and House Republican Leadership documenting the failings of the Trump Administration and demanding accountability. 
The 115th Congress report is available here.

Saturday, July 28, 2018

Meet Randy Economy

Randy Economy is one of the most respected Investigative Journalists in Southern California and is the recipient of FIVE top awards from the prestigious Los Angeles Press Club in 2013, 2014 and 2016.
The multitalented Economy is also a longtime political advisor and strategist.
Mr. Economy, 58, is also a film documentarian currently overseeing a multi-pronged media project on the life of Kevin Trudeau.  Mr. Trudeau is currently serving an 11-year federal prison term for contempt of court, the longest sentence of its kind in US history.  The film project is currently in preproduction and is expected to be completed in late 2019 and will be distributed world wide on various platforms, both traditional and other means.
He was the host of “The Randy Economy Show” that aired on AM 870 ‘The ANSWER’ in Southern California from January 2015 to March 2016. The show was rated as the #1 weekend talk show in Los Angeles by Nielsen/Arbitron during the months of June, September, and November 2015. Economy is also the former head of his own production company, Eyepatch Productions.
Economy has worked as an investigative reporter for years. Economy uncovered a $1 billion dollar political “pay to play” scheme inside the Los Angeles County Tax Assessor’s Office that lead to the arrest of Assessor John Noguez, Property Tax Consultant Ramin Salari, Property Appraiser Mark McNeill, and Property Appraiser Scott Schenter. The series of articles resulted in him being recognized as a candidate for the prestigious Pulitzer Prize in 2013.
Economy also uncovered misuse of public office by Los Angeles Controller Wendy Gruel revealing how her elected position was used to leverage millions of dollars for her unsuccessful campaign for Mayor in 2013. Economy has authored thousands of news articles for various publications.
He also uncovered massive fraud and political corruption inside the Central Basin Municipal Water District. The agency is now part of a criminal investigation by the FBI and US Attorney’s Office.
Bold, brass, fearless and quick witted, Economy has also uncovered and reported on FBI probe of California State Senator Ronald Calderon, former Assemblyman Tom Calderon that led to both of their arrests in a complex bribery scheme.
He has covered hundreds of public meetings in and around Los Angeles County at City Halls from Simi Valley, to Long Beach, Norwalk, Downey, Los Angeles, Santa Monica and countless other field locations.
The Randy Economy Radio Show was featured on CNN, CNN International, Fox News, NBCLA, CNN, ABC Eyewitness News, KCAL9, CBS2, Associated Press, United Press International, Al-Jazeera, and hundreds of other televisions news shows across the globe.
Political clients of Mr. Economy include former California State Assemblyman Scott Baugh, Assemblywoman Sally M. Havice, US Representative Grace F. Napolitano, former Vermont Governor Howard Dean, former New Jersey Senator Bill Bradley, and hundreds of local elected officials and candidates seeking local office during a from 1982 to 2018.  
Mr. Economy was also selected to serve as Donald J. Trump’s California Media Advisor and Coordinator during the 2016 Presidential Campaign, having been responsible for booking hundreds of media interviews with official surrogates of the campaign with media outlets all over California and the United States.  He was President Trump’s special invited guest during his official Presidential Inaugural Ceremony in January 2017.
Economy is a devout member of the Roman Catholic Church and attend Sacred Heart in Palm Desert. He loves the Lord and has overcome the battle with addiction and alcohol abuse and has been clean and sober for the past 11 years. In addition, Economy attended Utah State University and Cerritos College as well as a graduate of Cerritos High School.
Economy wears an eye patch. He lost the vision in his right eye nearly 10 years ago, and kids and critics refer to him as “The Pirate.” With his reputation for exposing countless crooked politicians, many now ask who are the real “political pirates” in our area. It is not Randy Economy, it’s those who dare to steal from the public and think that they can get away with it.

Sunday, July 08, 2018

Attorney Shon Hopwood: My friend, and an Inspiration to all of us here in America who are told we cannot achieve our dreams

 I am so BLESSED to have Shon Hopwood in my world.
Shon truly inspires ME and so many of us who seek justice each and every day here in America.
Shon has been an amazing sounding board for me, I choose not to get into the details of what we are working on at this time...however...he has taken the time to work with me on an upcoming documentary film project that I am overseeing with two other incredible folks including Chente Daniel Ramirez and an other dear friend who has worked as a Television news producer and a fellow investigative journalist with Fox News.
We live in a society where ANYTHING is possible if you work hard, and if you never listen to those who tell you "you can't do that," or "your not smart enough to handle this situation," or my favorite excuse..."who the hell do you think you are trying to pull this off."
To Shon Hopwood, my friend, I salute you and thank GOD that you are part of our world, and my world as well.
By the way, Shon would actually make an incredible Supreme Court Justice. Just saying....
Shon Hopwood on 60 Minutes from Michael G. Santos on Vimeo.

Thursday, June 28, 2018

Jarrod Warren Ramos identified as shooter in Maryland newspaper room attack

Jarrod Warren Ramos identified as shooter in Maryland newspaper room attack.  Now the entire country is beginning to Google this guy in order to get the details about his life, his social media accounts, arrest records, where he lives, everything and anything.

What a fucked up world we live in.

I know about crazy ass reporters and editors here in our world. and trust me...this is bad for society.   We have a Free Press here in America.  Many countries do not.  We can NEVER TOLERATE this type of attack to happen here on our soil.  Sadly our nation is angry.

More to follow.

Monday, June 25, 2018

Remembering Long Beach Fire Captain David Rosa: Tributes pour in from around the world after tragic shooting death of beloved leader

Remembering Captain Rosa

Scene of tragedy from the Long Beach Fire Department Twitter Account.
Tributes are pouring in from all over Southern California and the world for that matter in honor of Long Beach Fire Captain David Rosa who was killed this morning in a horrific incident after responding to a 911 call to a multi-story retirement complex in the cities downtown area.

"It is with deep sadness and tremendous grief that we announce that Captain David Rosa has died from injuries sustained from a gunshot wound he sustained at an emergency incident. Capt. Rosa is a 17 year veteran of our department and is assigned to Station 10," was stated in a tweet this morning just after 9 a.m. from the Long Beach Fire Department.

Long Beach Mayor Robert Garcia...who has a heart of gold in guiding this major municipality here on the west coast stated in a Facebook post: "Today is an incredibly sad day for Long Beach and the Long Beach Fire Department. We’ve lost one of our local heroes and another is injured but stable. We are all praying and sending love to the families and our Long Beach Fire Department."

The Fire Chief in Chico, California posted this tribute a few moments ago:

Replying to  
Myself and the rest of the men and women of extend our deepest sympathies to and to Capt Rosa’s family for your loss. Our prayers and thoughts are and will continue to be with all of you throughout this difficult and emotional time.

Another twitter user by the name of Dave posted this comment:

It’s a sad day when a person will attack a firefighter. Firefighters do nothing but help people and put themselves in harms way. Prayers for his family, friends, and fellow firefighters. RIP Captain.

.and this one...

Replying to 
David Rosa was also a member of OCBOA as a High School Baseball Umpire. His OCBOA family is heart broken over his passing and send our condolences to his family and friends.

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My thoughts and condolences to the family of this man and all of the as the loss of someone so loved by all is always a sad day, especially when our trying to do nothing but serve the community while trying to make it a better place 💙

My thoughts...
Our world is not an easy place to live these days.  Death, tragedy, anger, cowardness have gripped society.  We cannot tolerate the murder of any law enforcement servant anywhere under any circumstance.  How can we stop this madness.  It must stop.  We cannot go on living like this.  What are your thoughts?  RrE