There is a blog making some claims out there… claims they’re trying to attempt to call fact. The person behind this blog is not only making wild accusations, but attempting to disingenuously use my name to discredit the DSA with their own personal version of reality.
This blog starts with:
“The DSA talks about transparency – but are they hiding information from you? Who is the DSA president really? So you think it’s Dennis Moser…….really?
He retired from the Sheriff’s Office in January – didn’t he tell the DSA membership or anyone else?”
I’m pretty sure everyone who was interested was aware Dennis Moser had retired and wasn’t the DSA President. That Roger Winslow and his counterparts on the Board have been working together to get a vote together for the new DSA board members… a vote we have discussed openly and frequently here on my blog. No secrets. Everyone I’ve talked in the recent past right up until today to was aware of the status of Dennis Moser.
This blog further claims:
“This May [the DSA board] changed the CONSTITUTION AND BYLAWS and removed the sentence that said [Dennis Moser] could not hold office. This was apparently done unilaterally without the required mail out vote to the members.
So now he can be president and be retired. Do you really want the BYLAWS to allow a retired person to be an officer?
Hmmmm, has he been getting the $800.00 per month presidential salary?”
I have found no evidence to support this claim in my conversations and research. No bylaw change and no evidence that Dennis Moser has remained as an officer after his retirement.
It’s my understanding that all monies due to Dennis and all monies due to the DSA union were exchanged with his final check. It’s also my understanding that anyone who is interested in further verifying this can do so by requesting to see the financials at the DSA office that would cover this matter.
The person hiding behind my name then goes on to state:
“Maybe DSA board members are not the Keystone Kops – maybe they are just purely corrupt.”
Well, my response to that is when a person is corrupt, they expect everyone else to be as well. You have proven your quality by using the benefit of my name in an attempt to discredit the DSA union with what appears to be nothing short of a pack of lies.
This windstorm finally winds down with:
“I am often asked by members of other police unions – “How can DSA members let their union officers get away with what they are doing?”
Would these be the same police unions that just all endorsed Kevin Jensen to be our next Sheriff? Those police unions? And so many of their retired chiefs as well? Yes, they’ve made perfectly clear to all of us, very publicly now, where they feel the problem lies in the Santa Clara County Sheriff’s Office with their endorsements. Perhaps the blogger wasn’t aware of that. They seem to be unaware or misinformed of a number of things.
I asked myself why this person would come out now in an attempt to attack the DSA. It’s interesting that they seemed to not realize last night a new president would be elected making the entire Dennis Moser chapter moot, even if it was true. It’s interesting that when I asked if they would show up to the meeting to give voice to their complaints to the DSA the answer was a simple “Nope.” Yet this person continued to demand I “address the facts” via 140 characters. Right.
It’s interesting that latches onto my name to name their blog — in the hopes people would mistake him for me? In the hopes people would respond on the blog so they could harvest IP addresses through comments? In the hopes to weaken my voice? In the hopes to try to establish a distrust in the DSA which is gaining power through its membership as they have a record number of people with each action they take? Unions united are powerful forces and rightfully so. There have been a lot of complaints about unions, but the Sheriff’s Office is an example of why unions and a united workforce are so important. United we stand, divided we fall. If they’re allowed to divide us, to divide our voices, that takes power away from our efforts to get Kevin Jensen elected.
Why now? I would guess all of the above.
Again, the actions of this blogger… trying to hitch onto my wagon, creating a blog that is filled with mistruths, using an image that is meant to be insulting, using a blog name that is intended to make fun of the DSA VP implying he’s mentally handicapped in a schoolyard manner that makes it appear it’s okay to make fun the mentally handicapped….all this, helps us to understand exactly the mentality that exists on the fourth floor and in how this administration interacts with others.
At this point, I don’t think they’re smart enough to realize that when they come out here acting like children, claiming their own set of “facts” and showing nothing but utter contempt for those who want to work in a professional environment once again, that they’re not helping their cause; they’re underlining our cause.
As someone smart enough to use a name to ridicule the mentally handicapped pointed out to me last night – “Facts are facts.” The above information are the facts regarding the DSA and Dennis Moser’s retirement to the best of my ability to find. Don’t take my word, or the word of someone else if you have questions. Go request to see for yourself if you have doubts.