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Does City of Los Angeles Mayor .@EricGarcetti condone #DomesticViolence

Henry Casas on left with unidentified man (photo: MayorSam.blogspot.com

Henry Casas on left with unidentified man (photo: MayorSam.blogspot.com

The game of politics is a dirty one.  Many elected members have staff that can find themselves in quite a pickle and can become a liability to their boss.  Elected officials know that all to well, so it’s not surprising when staffers bounce from elected to elected to remain employed.  In this case, City of L.A. Councilman Jose Huizar’s trash, become L.A. Mayor Eric Garcetti’s treasure.

Henry Casas was the deputy chief of staff to district 14 Councilman Jose Huizar and entered 2009 with a bang.  On New Years Eve, Casas was booked into a Van Nuys jail for felony domestic violence charges.  The councilman placed Casas on paid leave pending the outcome of the investigation. Huizar also stated “he has zero tolerance for domestic violence”. At the time, Eric Garcetti was the councilman for district 13.

By August 2009 MayorSam pondered aloud why was Casas still on the public payroll? Coincidentally, Huizar was under federal investigation of ethics violations during Casas paid administrative leave.

Most mainstream media sources covered Casas’ arrest but didn’t follow-up with the outcome.  Commenters on the MayorSam Blog allude to Casas pleading to a lesser charge.

Henry Casas is now under the employ of the Los Angeles Mayor as is a former staffer of Richard Alarcon’s.  It is well-known that Eric Garcetti and Jose Huizar are not friends.  They publicly sparred over the Budweiser Made in America Festival, which used local nonprofits for PR but failed to ink contracts securing them a percentage of the nearly $10 million made.  Many speculate Garcetti hired Casas to obtain dirt on Huizar.

Garcetti has a track record of forgiving transgressions.  Ranging from current LAPD Chief of Police Charlie Beck caught lying to the public.  He apparently forgives men who beat their lovers and now he has forgiven Sheriff candidate Jim McDonnell for pummeling Garcetti’s fellow Latino’s during the MacArthur Park rallies?

Who won’t this man support for political favor and more importantly, what does he have zero tolerance for?

 

 

 



About Melissa

I am a lifelong Inglewood resident living in District 4. I serve on PTA and School Site Council as Vice-President, for the last 8 years with Inglewood Unified School District. I volunteer on the Wellness Committee for ICEF Public Schools. I am an alumni of California State University, Dominguez Hills with a degree in Political Science. You can find me on Twitter under @CreoleMommie

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