Thursday, November 14, 2013

Greetings from Zuma Dogg!

If you are coming across this blog-site, for the first time, my name is Zuma Dogg, in Venice Beach, CA. Had an L.A. cable TV show and LIVE act on Venice Beach boardwalk, when in 2006, City of L.A. passed a Venice Beach boardwalk ordinance, which put an end to my show. I felt the City's new (fake) law was a violation of Free Speech/1st Amendment/U.S. Constitution  -- and sued L.A. City in FEDERAL COURT. I was, indeed, correct -- and in August 2013 -- the Honorable Judge Dean Pregerson ruled that L.A. City Council not only broke U.S. law on the boardwalk -- but in Council chambers, as well, as L.A. City Council cut-off/ejected and banned Zuma Dogg during his constitutionally protected "public comment" time, at the public forums (council meetings.) The judge called it "censorship," and quotes Plato in describing ZD's efforts as a political gadfly. You can read the #PublicComment part of the Judge's ruling, here: FEDERAL JUDGE RULES=Los Angeles City Council BROKE U.S. LAW in Censorship of The Public, During Public Comment Forum [Zuma Dogg vs L.A. City Council]; as it applies to EVERYONE in AMERICA/Y-O-U, and everyone SHOULD #KnowYourRights. (They don't give 'em to you, automatically, anymore.)  

AND, now -- the year-end, holiday season always brings out a wave of blogging creativity madness -- so follow @ZumaDogg on Twitter -- or follow this blog -- for "Best of 2013" updates (but, since this is about politics, usually more like, "Worst of 2013") -- and ZD will be posting relevant audio/video/posts from the inception of his political blogging in 2006 -- because many of the issues are seeing light in November 2013. Just ask original L.A. blogfather @MayorSam (Michael Higby).

1st AMENDMENT/FREE SPEECH: These videos were Federal Exhibits! ZD WON FEDERAL RULING vs Los Angeles, regarding public comment at government meetings, in August 2013. Now, a jury will decide how much City to pay Mr. Dogg for damages, in January 2014 trial. (PLUS, City pays all attorney fees, in addition to ZD's damage award, since L.A. City Hall are the losers.) WATCH ZUMA DOGG EXPOSE FRAUD/WASTE/ABUSE:

More Zuma Dogg Public Comment Videos



FEDERAL RULING (AUGUST 07, 2013) - Zuma Dogg vs Los Angeles City Council: 

The Honorable Federal Judge Dean Pregerson: "The court finds the discussion of a councilman’s alleged criminal activities is relevant to a discussion of funding that the City intends to give to that councilman’s District. 

Indeed, this incident is exemplary of why it is unconstitutional to restrict speakers from making personal attacks in City Council meetings; it chills speech critical of elected officials, which is speech at the heart of the First Amendment. 

In one of the largest cities in the world, it is to be expected that some inhabitants will sometimes use language that does not conform to conventions of civility and decorum, including offensive language and swear-words. 

As an elected official, a City Council member will be the subject of personal attacks in such language. It is asking much of City Council members, who have given themselves to public service, to tolerate profanities and personal attacks, but that is what is required by the First Amendment. 

While the City Council has a right to keep its meetings on topic and moving forward, it cannot sacrifice political speech to a formula of civility. Dogg “may be a gadfly to those with views contrary to [their] own, but First Amendment jurisprudence is clear that the way to oppose offensive speech is by more speech, not censorship, enforced silence or eviction from legitimately occupied public space.” Gathright v. City of 18 Portland, Or., 439 F.3d 573, 578 (9th Cir. 2006). 

The city that silences a critic will injure itself as much as it injures the critic, for the gadfly’s task is to stir into life the massive beast of the city, to “rouse each and every one of you, to persuade and reproach you all day long.” (‪#‎PLATO‬, Five Dialogues, Hackett, 23 2d Ed., Trans. G.M.A. Grube, 35 (Apology).) 

The court GRANTS summary judgment to Plaintiffs on the as-applied challenge to the Rules of Decorum." 

In the ruling, the Judge defined what is allowed/what council is expected to endure; so NOW they KNOW. (In case they actually thought they weren't violating the Constitution, all along; and weren't aware how F'D up it was, all along.) 
SO, I'M SURE YOU SEE HOW/WHY THIS IS TRULY, "THE PEOPLES' VICTORY," and a RULING FOR ALL PEOPLE. It's important to know your rights, or you may have them denied, without knowing. It's not like City Council will be notifying the public of this ruling, or that passage, above. So, I will attend as many council meetings, for a long as I can, to read this to The People, to help make up for all the years, people were being denied/censored/limited/chilled/etc. -- which will help force council to obey this ruling.

VICTORY=DOGG & ThePeople! LOSERS=L.A. CITY COUNCIL & THE PEOPLE OF L.A. WHO ARE PAYING FOR ALL OF THIS [FEDERAL JURY to decide how much City of L.A. must pay Zuma Dogg for damages, to the genius/legendary/icon.

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