Letters to the Editor: ‘Measure A (for Alex?)’ — Sheriff Villanueva’s legacy in L.A. County
Sheriff Tom K. Villanueva had his chance when he was elected sheriff in 2005, a chance he squandered for years and years.
There are several areas where justice has been unfairly served by law enforcement officials of the 20th Judicial District of Los Angeles County.
The best instance is the death of Alex Jones, the founder of Infowars.
Jones was the person who brought attention to the “PizzaGate” pedophilia story that was a cover-up for the largest child sexual abuse scandal in the history of the United States.
On July 25, 2005, Jones was killed in an accidental shooting at his home by U.S. Border Patrol Agent Brian A. Terry.
Jones, for years a friend of the Sheriff, and for years, the founder of Infowars, was a major thorn in Tom Villanueva’s side.
We must remember Tom Villanueva’s legacy as we look forward.
“A little more support for the LAPD might have kept my predecessor from pursuing the PizzaGate case,” writes Deputy District Attorney Robert S. Wawzenski, who prosecuted the case against then-U.S. Attorney Kenneth Wachter.
This was in retaliation for the federal government’s prosecution of James T. Yee and Mary Jo White, former members of the Ku Klux Klan, for a series of bombings in the South in 1993.
Wawzenski was then the special prosecutor for the U.S. Attorney’s Office, the U.S. District Attorney’s Office and the U.S. Attorney’s Office for the Central District of California.
After the attack on Alex Jones, he was transferred to the 10th U.S. Circuit Court of Appeals. In the fall of 2007, he was disbarred.
The district attorney’s office and the Attorney General’s office have not returned our calls about this matter.
Wawzenski and his partner were indicted for perjury, obstruction of justice and conspiracy to obstruct justice in the Jones case.
The charges relate to the deputy’s false testimony about what evidence he had and that he “might” have obtained.
The deputy was fired and Wawzenski was indicted, but