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Du Bain not good for justice

I am writing this letter as an official complaint against Solano County District Attorney Donald A. du Bain.

Mr. du Bain has been embroiled in scandal surrounding the forced retirement of our county’s chief forensic pathologist, Dr. Susan Hogan. It is public knowledge that: “The courts have called the DA’s Office’s ethics into question over the handling of an email that was sent from Hogan to prosecutors in a Fairfield homicide case that was not immediately shared with defense attorneys.”

This and other ethics issue have jeopardized what has been reported to be as many as 50 homicide cases. Some accused have already been acquitted as a result. Furthermore, there are several other documented cases of questionable ethics and lack of integrity. I must also add that the Fairfield Police Department complains publicly that District Attorney du Bain routinely rejects their complaints, Solano County sheriff’s deputies say he chooses “cream of the crop cases” and lets the others go or plea bargains them to inflate his conviction rates.

As a result of the ethical issues and the unwillingness to prosecute cases by District Attorney Donald A. du Bain, the county of Solano is suffering a prodigious amount of crime, including murder. Fairfield (my hometown) has suffered over 10 homicides and a record-breaking 30-plus shootings since January alone.

Donald du Bain has been blasted by judges several times, diminished the integrity of the justice system, and put the people of Solano County and Fairfield in danger.

Joseph D. Joyce


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  • DReaderMay 30, 2014 - 1:59 pm

    It's amazing that the DR has the gall to endorse du Bain after having reported this story. Must be a short term memory problem there.

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  • Don Du Bain has my vote!May 30, 2014 - 2:06 pm

    Your letter reads like you got your info from Jess Sullivan's articles. Hah! You are telling a lie to say he only files cream of the crop cases. He files over 90% of cases that are brought to his office. So, go get your facts straight. While you're getting your facts straight and chatting it up with the police union leader, ask them if they have any responsibility in keeping our streets safe, especially last January. You think Dubain brought the thugs with him?! Ridiculous! I've lived here over 40 years and have seen Solano County become a hot bed for crime. I've watched it increase steadily over decades, especially the last 15 years. I and ALL of my associates are voting for Don du Bain because you barking dogs, defense attorneys included, know the good he has brought to SC.

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  • vote out DuBainMay 30, 2014 - 5:24 pm

    If DuBain has done so much good. Why did it take so long for him to announce the DA's Office was going to seek the death penalty for Vallejo Police Offcer Jim Capoot? I'll tell you why because he can't make a decision unless he defers to someone that actually has trial experience. That person being Krishna! Vote for Krishna

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  • Don du BADMay 30, 2014 - 5:43 pm

    Don du Bain has demonstrated a level of narcissism that is disturbing in an elected official. Despite numerous ethical breaches and attempts to cover up, there has been no acknowledgement or personal responsibility on the part of du Bain. du Bain has demonstrated a pattern of lies: Dr. Hogan, facts surrounding a cold case, misguided theories about his opponents motivations for running. Leaders take ownership. du Bain is far from a leader or a nice guy. We can only hope that the voters see through his scam and elect the only real prosecutor in this race, Krishna Abrams.

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  • vote out DuBainMay 30, 2014 - 5:25 pm

    Should read killer of Officer Capoot

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  • Joseph D. JoyceMay 30, 2014 - 2:12 pm

    Just to clarify. This is a heavily edited version of a letter mailed to CA Attorney general detailing document and undocumented ethics concerns specific facts and sources have been omitted for anonymity of sources and to comply with editorial length requirements. Original letter mailed on 05/27/14

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  • HmmmmmMay 30, 2014 - 9:26 pm

    You have no idea what you are talking about. You are not the next Matt Garcia. Go out and get some life experience.

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  • General Fadi BasemMay 30, 2014 - 3:41 pm

    Joseph you must be a newbie. For quite a while a poster to the DR has been referring to Mr. duBain as "Kamala". It was a poster who postured as a police officer, or former officer. Was it "annon" or "FF64"? Anyway, I never took the comment as a complement the the DA. I believe that any allegations in any letter you sent to the other Kamala will be disregarded. They might be used against you in a court of law. Good luck to you if you think Kamala will do anything to prosecute Kamala.

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  • Behind Du Bain All the Way!May 31, 2014 - 3:23 pm

    FYI:Joseph D. Joyce is Krishna's amateur campaign manager. He is a graduate from Solano Community College and wants to be a big time political consultant. His tactics have been sleazy and embarrassing for the County of Solano. I simply say, look at the fringe nuts that back Krishna. Joseph, please go work for a reputable consulting firm and learn some lessons about campaigning. Joseph, as far as your letter to the AG goes, the reason it will be thrown in the trash is because there have been no laws broken. Your letter is about as effective as me writing one to the AG complaining about how you and Krishna have used appalling and sleazy measures to get votes. Integrity mattering is the last thing Krishna's camp should be tagging as a slogan. It's a joke.

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  • Joseph D. JoyceJune 04, 2014 - 2:01 am

    Anything to say now Behind Du Bain?? How'd you like my destruction of the chief endorsement? Krishna ran a legitimate campaign. Thank you for crediting me! All I did was support and push the right person. That's the right thing to do. You should help Du Bain pack :)

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