This is in reference to the attack on Palmdale, CA mayor James Ledford who has been preyed on by the minions of Lancaster, Ca mayor R. Rex Parris for decades. I should know. I ran mayoral campaigns for both over my 25 plus years in the area known as the ANTELOPE VALLEY PLANTATION. I do not feel the need to save or chase anyone down. If you need some info Jim, call me. Otherwise, good luck on saving your ass. They now have mounted a potential criminal case against you. Welcome to the hell many activists have had to endure.
My grandmother, Gertrude Harris Beard (Baird) died when my 100-year-old father was just one years old. She was a classical pianist, had a white BabyGrand piano and married a black man which her family did not want her to do. When she was dying, her family did not even come to her bedside, hold her hand, or tell her they loved her. She died of “consumption” or TB and it is said on the night they laid her body out in the parlor in repose my father was found snuggled up against his dead mother’s body for the last time. The last thing my grandmother told my grandfather RICHARD BEARD (BAIRD) was to take care of her baby and I imagine God played a hand in that because he was the youngest child and the only one in his family alive today, no dementia, winning a battle over double pneumonia in October where they told us he had three days to live, and is vacationing now. He is in such great health. GOD BE PRAISED.
BUT I A WRITING not about Richard and Gertrude, but about their courage and devotion and the fact they took no nonsense from anyone.
THAT IS HOW JAMES LEDFORD, MAYOR OF PALMDALE, CALIFORNIA HAS ALWAYS BEEN. I worked on his political campaigns for 12 or so years, created the idea of the LEDFORD MACHNE, and thanked him for feeding me and my family when Mayor R. Rex Parris of Lancaster, CA , Nancy Smith of the Palmdale School District and the local newspaper the Antelope Valley Press joined forces to destroy me. That was in 1999 because I was a whistleblower publicly calling Smith out with the documentation and the filing of a QUI TAM COMPLAINT for mishandling millions of taxpayers dollars.All these years I have been tortured and sent through courts on bogus charges and in 2008 what is happening to MAYOR JAMES LEDFORD HAPPENED TO ME BY THE HANDS OF MAYOR R. REX PARRIS. Judge Ogden played the game of the arraignment judge for a bogus warrant that what FOUR YEARS OLD and Parris even got me an attorney who constantly told me to take a misdemeanor. They just wanted something on me. Parris could not be grateful that I and a woman named Liz Smith has WON HIM THE 2008 MAYORAL ELECTION BY VERY CREATIVE MEANS. He had promised to give me my life back to be exact and correct all the lies that had been told about me, at one time 30 days straight in the Antelope Valley Press, to destroy my career, my family, my life, and my health. HE WON……I GOT HIM THE VOTES HE NEEDED AND REX GAVE ME NOTHING IN RETURN EXCEPT TO DRAG OUT A FOUR YEAR OLD BOGUS WARRANT.
I cannot even tell you want judge signed that warrant, they could not find it, they had sat on it for all those years and it involved a business dispute between me and a partner who was as wicked as hell. Even the DOJ and FBI got involved because I was up for renewal of my California Brokers’ License and my Notary. The DOJ ignored the warrant because they could find nothing in the files but for severn months they let Parris and friends trot me down to the Michael Antonovich Courthouse to torment me, supposedly fictitiously arraign me, ask for more time and release me on my own recognizance. I still have the paperwork and case number. In the end, when it looked like I was not going to break, REX AND HIS WIFE wrote out a personal check on Antelope Valley Bank for $4700, paid off my old business partner who had stolen all of my equipment, had the felony reduced to a small claims case and THEY PAID THE BILL. Even my livescan says “arrest – dropped/dismissed”.
I should have known it was a game because I was never fingerprinted, mug shot or anything. I just had to sit in the room with all the “accused”, be publicly embarrassed, have an attorney named Jesse Durran whisper in my ear to take a plea as if I were being set up, and stay stone faced while my guts churned. In the end, I would not break and even Judge Ogden disgusted me because it took him all those months to say, “I have never seen a situation where you arraign someone first and then keep asking for more time to investigate.” But he never stopped the Merry-Go-Round. Mayor R. Rex Parris finally did when I told him, I know nothing about handling criminal cases, I will represent myself, and I am betting that I can convince a few people on that jury after what I have to share from working in the backrooms of your office and many offices in the valley to beat this set-up and take a few people down.
MAYOR JAMES LEDFORD SHOULD GET THE TRANSCRIPT in a case called THE STATE OF CALIFORNIA VS. CYNTHIA BEVERLY. Read what the judge in another court said about the Sheriff’s Department, District Attorney’s Office and all those who control the law environment in the Antelope Valley. Ledford’s attorney may have successfully defended some high profiled clients but this is a PLANTATION AND WHAT GOES ON DOWN BELOW IS NOTHING COMPARED TO THE SNAKEPIT HERE. I know. I have lived through it by the grace of God and have had FBI, US Attorneys, DOJ and Inspector Generals and others visiting me for documents on some of the most widely known FLEECING POLITICIANS IN THIS COMMUNITY. Then again, Ledford’s attorney better research the person who filed the complaint against Ledford, Drew Mercy. Good old Drew who has done the dirty work of the Plantation’s Republican Party members who don’t like to get their hands dirty and want a patsy guy. THIS IS SO TRUMP-LIKE TO ME. TRUMP USES EVERYONE AROUND HIM TO SUCK UP TO RUSSIA AND DO HIS BIDDING, EVEN HIS SON-IN-LAW BUT CATCH HIM IF YOU CAN.
The only problem here for the TRUMP-CLONES is that they can be caught…….as former state senator Pete Knight now deceased once schooled me and then sent me on my way…….sent all the documents you can get your hands on and send them far away. When the smoke clears you will still be standing but you have to wait and wait and wait.
I DO NOT CARE WHAT THEY CLAIM JAMES LEDFORD DID FOUR YEARS AGO WHICH SEEMS TO BE THE PARRIS ENTOURAGE’S MAGIC NUMBER. DOCUMENTS ON THEM DON’T FADE. IF LEDFORD HAS DONE ANYTHING, I BET DREW MERCY AND THE PARRIS, VISCO, RUNNER CLAN HAVE DONE WORSE. NO I DON’T BET. I KNOW I JUST DON’T BELIEVE IN WITNESS PROTECTIONS PROGRAMS SO I SIT HERE AND WAIT FOR DOCUMENTS DON’T LIE AND THESE PEOPLE IN THIS VALLEY DID NOT BECOME RICH THROUGH HARD WORK.
My grandparents fought and my grandfather saved 10 children as a widower. The least I can do is stand up and try to always save myself from the villains of this valley masquerading as sheep.
Parris and team want to destroy LEDFORD, THEY HAVE WANTED TO TAKE OVER PALMDALE FOR YEARS. Maybe in my book “An Absence of Honor – Activists Speaking Truth to Power” will tell you how the entire group does it by sacrificing a Diana here or a Ledford there. It is really not amazing…….it is just that the people on the Plantation were weak, gullible, had a few black leaders who genuflected to the Gods of the Valley, and the GOP had the political system tied up including the sheriff’s department, courts, district attorney’s office …. you name it.
I REPEAT……..I do not feel the need to save or chase anyone down. If you need some info Jim, call me. Otherwise, good luck on saving your ass.