Skip to comments.Oakland's De La Fuente says police tried to destroy his political career
Posted on 09/16/2007 5:08:30 PM PDT by SmithL
With his son facing a 14-year prison stretch for multiple sexual assaults, Oakland City Council President Ignacio De La Fuente has gone on the attack against the Police Department - accusing investigators of blowing the case out of proportion because they wanted to destroy his political career as he embarked on a campaign for mayor.
De La Fuente, who came in second to Ron Dellums in last year's race, made the accusations in a series of interviews with us and on a Web site that he and his wife have launched - with a telling name, www.delafuenteconspiracy.com.
On the Web site, De La Fuente and his wife say a private investigator they hired to look into the case uncovered "clear indications of police misconduct that included falsified and altered police reports, witness coercion and plain dirty politics."
The city's police chief reacted cautiously, saying that De La Fuente's accusations took him by surprise and that he would look into them.
But police and prosecutors point out that the City Council president's son has admitted to committing a string of felonies.
The son, 34-year-old Ignacio De La Fuente Jr., pleaded guilty in May to five felony sex assault charges involving attacks on three prostitutes and a 15-year-old girl he may have mistaken for a prostitute.
Police and prosecutors say he picked up all four from 2003 to 2005 on Fruitvale Avenue, a street in the heart of De La Fuente's district known for prostitution activity, took them to the waterfront and raped and beat them.
The younger De La Fuente initially denied he had done anything wrong, so his guilty plea came as a surprise to his family. Had he gone to trial and been convicted of all charges, he could have been sentenced to 75 years.
De La Fuente Sr. now says...
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Hmmmm... Sounds like the police were trying to give his political career a jump start to me. Afterall, this is Oakland.
It’s pretty hard to make Dellums look good, but.... sigh....
That’s really nice of him to make his son’s rapings and beatings of women about HIMSELF, where HE is the victim.
His son is convicted of multiple sexual assaults, and he’s blaming the police? I’m sick and tired of this nonsense from professional whiners. He doesn’t deserve to be mayor or anything else.
“Police and prosecutors say he picked up all four from 2003 to 2005 on Fruitvale Avenue, a street in the heart of De La Fuente’s district known for prostitution activity, took them to the waterfront and raped and beat them.”
De La Fuente: “They are blowing this out of proportion. You’d think that he’d killed them or something.”
Why does this guy not see rape and beating a woman as a crime? I wonder what there is about this guy that we don’t know.
“Oakland’s De La Fuente says police tried to destroy his political career”
The operative word is “tried.” Apparently, he doesn’t think the fact that his kid committed rape and beat women will force him out of politics, even though he apparently thinks it’s no big deal.
“there are no signs of rape or forced entry.”
too funny.....or double entendre?
Ignacio De La Fuente Jr.
Bet he’s wishing he’d named him Sam, now.
Where is the firing squad when you need one?
Yet another chapter in the ongoing Mexicanification of California, and the continuing Third-worldization of America, with Latin political corruption, the Latin American politician’s assumption that he and his family are ABOVE THE LAW, AND SOMEHOW BEYOND THE LAW and beyond law enforcement, with the disgraceful addition, here, of the victimization pose. Disgusting. Explain to me how California is very much different from a Third World hell hole now. Bienvenido a Mexico. This guy, in particular, was born in Mexico City. See my tagline.
And as you might guess he actually broke into the U.S. in 1972 as an illegal alien.
He's an amnestied illegal.
Pretty much tells the whole story, huh?
The biggest mistake of the '86 amnesty - aside from passing it in the first place - is that the illegals were not required to plead guilty to their crimes and then have a record. Nope. They got off scott free, something almost never accorded to citizens.
So now we have illegals who run for public office, get into the military, become police officers (with the help of affirmative action hiring), all sorts of positions of public trust. It's illegal to deny them since they are now citizens or LPR's with no criminal convictions.
And that's what De La Fuente is. A criminal in a position of trust, and his family is just a reflection of him.
Used to be a time when places like Oakland, San Francisco, and even Berkeley had respectable Republican leaders. Today, there would have to be a substantial improvement in the quality of these criminal Stalinist officials in these communities to even reach the level of sewer trash scum.