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Look at the company Krishna Abrams keeps

You can tell a lot about someone by the company they keep, by their supporters and funders for any political office.

Let’s look at a candidate for district attorney, Krishna Abrams. After her announcement, I visited her campaign website to see who was sponsoring and funding her campaign. On the site I discovered a relative “who’s-who” of the radical left Berkeley/Davis progressive-affiliated “move forward” movement.

Listed as Abram’s supporters were the Service Employees International Union, one of the premiere leaders of the radical left’s “move forward” agenda. SEIU has a history of its supporters, members and leaders being convicted of voter fraud and corruption. SEIU provided campaign funding to recently indicted state officials Sens. Leland Yee, Ron Calderon and Roderick Wright – a virtual who’s-who list for political corruption, money laundering and voter fraud in California.

A newspaper ad supporting Abrams was paid for by a couple of well-known defense lawyers.

Looking at the lawyers affiliation’s, two of these attorneys are self-admitted members of the radical progressive lawyers movement the National Lawyers Guild. Their National Lawyers Guild affiliation is prominently featured on their law websites as proud members of this radical organization.

The National Lawyers Guild has been affiliated with the Communist Party USA and made renowned cop killer “Mumia Abu-Jamal” one of its national vice presidents. Other National Lawyers Guild lawyers are actively involved in the radical left-wing Occupy Wall Street movement, Revolutionary Communist Party, and are referred to as the “Legal Mouth Piece of al-Qaida” in America.

In conclusion, I will NOT be voting or supporting Krishna Abrams for district attorney.

To just follow the campaign donations, her associates and funding from the progressive left leaves me to wonder, what is the real agenda behind her? I am questioning the “real money,” the support of the defense bar for a district attorney candidate, and the real agenda behind her candidacy.

We don’t need the radicalism of Berkeley, Davis, SEIU or the National Lawyers Guild to influence in our District Attorney’s Office.

Ron Drinkard


Letter to the Editor


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  • General Fadi BasemMay 23, 2014 - 8:03 pm

    And this one is #4 of four. I am still looking for the date, but I did say on this electronic forum that this election for DA would be lots of fun. This posting (and the others of this current series of four) is the kind of thing I was alluding to. Four real quick spewings--do they all come from the same IP address?

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  • Tin FrostMay 25, 2014 - 8:44 pm

    General Fadi why don't you ascertain the IP to validate your thesis. I'd be interested in your research

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  • Guilty PartyMay 23, 2014 - 9:19 pm

    Yes, lets look at the company these candidates keep. I notice Ron doesn't mention that law enforcement is endorsing Abrams, guess it didn't fit his narrative. Du Bain on the other hand has no law enforcement support. Wonder why that is? He's had 4 years to prove himself and still cant get their endorsement. Du Bain's endorsements come from politicians. Politicians tell the truth, right? Politicians put their constituents needs before their own, right? How many of these politicians that endorsed du Bain received campaign contributions from du Bain? I'd put my trust in law enforcement before a politician any day. Abrams has broad collation of supporters who recognize that du Bain has been an ineffective DA. He's failed at his job to prosecute criminals and keep the public safe, check the crime stats. All one has to do is read the local paper to see that criminals are running loose in Solano County. It's time for a change, vote Abrams!

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  • DotMay 24, 2014 - 10:07 pm

    Correction, GuiltyParty - Abrams has public safety UNIONS. If you look at du Bain's list of endorsements, he does have cops, chiefs of police, deputies, investigators. Who are willing to put their name out for him in the middle of an ugly battle. Union support doesn't equate to law endorsement support when only a few decide for all. Sorry....

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  • Tin FrostMay 25, 2014 - 7:07 pm

    Very well put Dot!Cops don't support cop killer supporters like the National Lawyer Guild attorneys do

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  • Tin FrostMay 25, 2014 - 7:04 pm

    Yes you will notice Not 1 current or former Sheriff, Chief of Police are supporter Krishna! Both the former Vacaville Chief and Vallejo Chief are supporting duBain because like me, all of us served together on OPD and daily faced the destruction of the NLG and their friends in the , Communist Party USA, Weather Underground , Black Panthers and SLA . We watched the progressive left agenda, SEIU destroy our Department and the once beautiful city I grew up in-Oakland. We have watched them take this City and through the extreme left wing politicians turn it into the next Detroit! We came here to Solano because it appeared to resist the radical left agenda. We do not need the progressive left Davis homeowner as our DA. Maybe other law enforcement supporters had better vet their candidates better in order to avoid the stealth supporting of friends of the NLG who will pro-bono defend the killing of cops! An informed voter is a wise voter!

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  • Susan DeverMay 24, 2014 - 9:52 am

    Ron, you obviously don't know Krishna Abrams. If you did you would find your statements to be ridiculous. As Guilty Party has already stated, she has the support of almost all of the law enforcers in Solano County. There is a reason for that and it certainly isn't left wing radicalism. Krishna's support and money come from a wide array of supporters in the county.

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  • Finally!May 24, 2014 - 7:28 pm

    This article doesn't even scratch the surface! How about the litany of defense attorneys supporting her? How about the dishonesty of listing current defense attorneys as law enforcement because they used to be DAs? How about the list of "community leaders" like Dan Russo, Vince Maher, etc. who make a living off of victims' misery and dangerous people beating cases? You think they aren't going to be owed anything...that they don't understand which candidate is better for their business? How about the residency dishonesty? How about the fact her most vocal law enforcement supporters are the Sheriffs where her significant other works and who are only bitter at Du Bain for exposing their incompetence? The list goes on. A vote for Abrams is a vote for defendants, dishonesty and hypocrisy. Vote at your own risk.

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  • Tin FrostMay 25, 2014 - 7:13 pm

    Wells said get the truth out about this stealth candidate if the criminal bar, SEIU, and NLG

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  • CD BrooksMay 25, 2014 - 8:07 pm

    Twilight Tin...Rod Serling will be paying you a visit very soon, pack your bags.

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  • Joseph D. JoyceMay 25, 2014 - 2:44 am

    Ron, have you read about Du Bains ethics issues? See how many homicide cases are at risk because of Dons inability to conform with the law. You may also want to see his conviction rate. he's possibly the worst prosecutor in the state.

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  • CD BrooksMay 25, 2014 - 6:18 am

    Right, Same crap different day. Nothing to see here folks, move along.

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  • The ChiefMay 25, 2014 - 7:07 am

    If you want to bring the People's Republic of Berserkely here to Solano County, then by all means elect Abrams as the next Commissar - er, I mean - DA.

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  • 2realMay 25, 2014 - 7:56 am

    Which is the better of the two evils? Theyre both snakes

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  • BobMay 25, 2014 - 9:03 am

    I hope you can prove the lies you've printed about voter fraud and election fraud. You've gone overboard so please provide evidence or retract your statement or apologize

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  • Don Du Bain has my vote!May 25, 2014 - 12:36 pm

    Don Du Bain has my vote!

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  • SalMay 25, 2014 - 4:02 pm

    I must admit Don Du Bain has shown a lot of class versus Ms Abrams, who seems to go for the jugular, being she's a prosecutor. I don't know why two candidates who are qualified can't compete without one having to resort to mud slinging the other, in this case, Abrams trying to throw her boss under the bus while he has kept his composure and even offered her the other cheek. I hope the better person wins

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  • KarmaMay 25, 2014 - 5:36 pm

    Yes Sal, lets hope the better person wins. That person is certainly not Don du Bain. What kind of boss makes up facts surrounding the filing of a case to save face in public? What kind of boss sends out campaign flyer's in the form of a cartoon sullying Abrams character? Du Bain accuses Abrams of seeking support of defense attorneys but the day after Abrams announced he was on the phone courting them! Problem is that none of them wanted to associate with a corrupt DA. du Bain's no saint or the humanitarian he portrays himself to be in his flyers. This man will spend anything and play loose with truth to get votes. Abrams is the only candidate in this race with integrity.

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  • Mr. PracticalMay 25, 2014 - 7:21 pm

    I received the mailer you mentioned yesterday. I had been on the fence and that sealed my vote for Abrams. He mentions she has the support of defense attorneys but fails to mention she also has the support of most law enforcement. More than 75% of the content was about her alleged last minute residency. If that's all Du Bain has then he's a weak candidate. The smearcampaign doesn't sit well with me.

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  • General Fadi BasemMay 25, 2014 - 8:39 pm

    Mr. Ho Kim was a man who decided to provide a needed service to his community. He ran the Travis Dairy on the corner of North Texas Street and Travis Boulevard. One day while he was providing this community service five young persons decided to put an end to that. Mr. Ho Kim is now dead. If I was a great student in math, I would have majored in math. If I was good with computers, I would have majored in Computer Science. But it doesn't take a major in math or Computer Science to see that the prosecution of the murderers of Mr. Ho Kim does not compute. Usually the multi-co-defendant murder case features one defendant being offered an attractive deal to rat out--errrrrr- I mean testify truthfully about the other co-defendants and the misdeeds of the co-defendants. Especially when it is a murder case. As this case clearly is. Each of the five original co-defendants should have been charged and fully prosecuted for a murder. What happened?? Will the Solano County DA have a election mailer explaining why it is ok to release four murderers on our community instead of prosecuting them for the murder they committed? I have received many mailings from the duBain election central over the past few days. I think it was one a day for the past week. Thankfully none today, Sunday. But wait--it's late, maybe I will get a special delivery of campaign mail on Sunday from campaign central. This case of murder of Mr. Kim has the DA office accepting bargains with four of the five co-defendants. It should only be one plea bargain for one defendant. It does not compute. A man, a senior citizen was murdered in the course of an armed robbery and 4 out of five of the "people" who did this are walking the streets today? Four murderers walking the streets?? Not acceptable.

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  • Tin FrostMay 25, 2014 - 8:57 pm

    Another Krishna supporter us Special Investigations Group , Fairfield. Check out their faxebook page which highlights one stiry after another about police offucers that gave been arrested. Aee uf this Krishna support is for or against kaw enforcement, you be rhe judge

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  • General Fadi BasemMay 25, 2014 - 9:08 pm

    Tinster--please give somebody else those car keys tonight, OK?

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  • Joseph D. JoyceMay 25, 2014 - 9:28 pm

    I can't help but to question anyone who's afraid of unleashing the NO nonsense, Bulldog on these murderous criminals running the streets of Fairfield.

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  • General Fadi BasemMay 25, 2014 - 10:23 pm

    Haven't heard back from Tinster. I hope he didn'd run into an innocent family on their way home. But if he/she wrapped it around a tree...my condolences to the tree.

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  • Tin FrostMay 26, 2014 - 6:55 am

    You are so ignorant and naive about the judicial process. First off the system would stop if the DA/Defense/Judges weren't always playing "lets make a deal". I am sure both you and Joey Joyce have had tickets, gone to Court lied to the Judge to get a reduced fine. Whether it is traffic court or Superior Court deals are made daily. If ever case went to trail we don't have enough courtrooms, judges, DA, dwfene lawyers, people to serve in juries staff all of them.Krishnas defense lawyer support group are not known for "going to trail and winning". They are known for their ability to make the deal you are so offended by. Krishna has a reputation of making deals just like ever DA at the Court house.Funny, those are the same lawyers you are whining about that cut this deal and fund her campaign! Wake up, lay off the wackie weed and return to reality . Also you might read a little about who hires who for what position in County government. If you did you'd did over du Bain doesn't hire the Coroner. The Coroner is hired by the County not the DA!

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  • Joseph D. JoyceMay 25, 2014 - 11:05 pm

    I agree, if his statement was any indication of his current state, I certainly hope that man wasn't driving this evening!

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  • Tin FrostMay 26, 2014 - 6:29 am

    Typical progressive left kool aide drinking Obama Zombie- No Facts! Just Hate Filled Senseless Diatribe. Cine on Joey Joyce and Gen Fadi, respond with "facts" NOT respinses from your DNC/SEIU playbook

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  • CD BrooksMay 26, 2014 - 6:51 am

    Tin Frost, sleep is a wonderful alternative. MEDIC!

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  • Joseph D. JoyceMay 26, 2014 - 10:01 am

    Fact: Tin Frost is a Racist POS. That's why he hides behind a fictitious name.

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  • Tin FrostMay 26, 2014 - 10:48 am

    When you dont have any facts to back your positon go to 2 Line 3 of the DNC prigressive left playbook and invoke "racist" !Please keep commenting. Old saying when you find yourself in a hole stop digging. I am so very very very thankful you are showing the "real face" and agenda for the radical left wing haters. I am sure glad you are exposing the "real face of hate" behind this stealth campaign of eadicalismWith with you as a supporter she really doesn't need any enemies! Please keep commenting and exposing the hate filled left wing rhetoric! Can't wait for your response :-)

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  • CD BrooksMay 26, 2014 - 11:10 am

    Tin Frost, great strategy. Use crazy stories and bizarre behavior to promote a candidate and the other one wins. Brilliant! :)

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  • Joseph D. JoyceMay 26, 2014 - 10:36 am

    Also, Tin, where do you get your facts? I watched the words "I support Krishna Abrams" come right out of several police officers and Sheriffs officers mouths. We don't care what you former law enforcement experience is, has nothing to do with Don DuBain or Krishna Abrams. Obviously you continue to run around the state seeking some safe haven like Solano to spew your misguided ideology. Might I suggest you try Utah... Seems like you keep missing the mark with Oakland, now Solano.Good riddance!

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  • Susan DeverMay 26, 2014 - 11:03 am

    After completing her undergraduate degree from the University of California at Davis, Krishna Abrams went on to graduate from the University of the Pacific at McGeorge Law School. Krishna has been licensed to practice law in California for over 18 years. After arriving at the Solano County DA’s office in 2000, Krishna has had an extremely distinguished career. Honors and recognition: Named 2012-2013 “Outstanding Prosecutor of the State”, an award representing 50 rural and medium counties throughout California. Recognized by the California State Assembly and State Senate for her outstanding work ethic and dedication to serving the citizens of Solano County. Received a Citation from the Solano County Sheriff’s Office for her dedication and successful prosecution of challenging murder cases. Core values: As a fierce advocate and voice for victims of crime for over ten years, Krishna has made a career of prosecuting some of the most serious and violent offenders including homicides, sexual assault, child molestation and domestic violence. Tireless in her efforts to find the truth, Krishna has proven experience in working collaboratively with law enforcement to assure the public that safety and justice are at the top of her priority list. Krishna Abrams is committed to restoring our community’s trust and confidence in the District Attorney’s office. Our families, friends and neighbors living in Solano deserve someone who will help create a more safe community for our future.

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  • Tin FrostMay 26, 2014 - 12:53 pm

    And what is her experience running a business with over 150 personnel? What is her budgetary experience and administrative expertise involving interaction between local, State and Federal bureaucracies? How many people has she hired, trained, fired? We see the results of a slick progressive left wing radical inexperienced and unvetted person with no Administrative or Corporate experience in our current President .We see what harm this has caused our Country and the suffering of the people caused by the lack of experience. Solano County does not need a DA getting their first ipportunity and on the job training at the peoples expense

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  • Guilty PartyMay 26, 2014 - 1:52 pm

    Tin Frost what are you going on about? All your guilt by association and conspiracy theory has relegated you to joke status. For the record, du Bain was a mid level prosecutor before becoming DA. He had no experience doing major crimes, hiring, or supervising anyone in the DA's office. We've seen the results of that. Corruption and acquittals. Abrams has demonstrated excellence in her work as a prosecutor. du Bain's on the job training needs to come to an end. Solano Citizens can't afford more of this incompetence.

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  • Tin FrostMay 26, 2014 - 3:45 pm

    Please give me a break. Krishna has NEVER headed any Department within the District Attorneys office while DA du Bain Had prior to becoming the DA.She never list what her undergraduate degree from UC Davis was, and why her undergraduate work or studies helped prepare her for the Chief Administrator of the Solano County District Attorney. DA du Bain has a MBA from Yale prior to getting his Law Degree and years of experience as a manager. Krishna has NONE reported or anything other then being a good ADA that anyone has stated as being a qualification for DA. Just because you are a good helmsman in the Navy doesn't mean your qualified to Captain the ship.

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  • Mr. PracticalMay 26, 2014 - 3:50 pm

    It also doesn't that you're not qualified.

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  • Tin FrostMay 26, 2014 - 4:25 pm

    Correct Mr Practicable I am not qualified or running for the DA job. I have ran large business and corporations but lack the JD, just as Krishna lacks the Administrative experience necessary for the Solano County position. That said DA du Bain has both qualifications and is the only one qualified for the job. Thank you for expressing that point

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  • Mr. PracticalMay 26, 2014 - 5:09 pm

    I was referring to it meaning that Abrams isn't necessarily "not qualified." Knowing what we have in Du Bain, I would rather take my chances with Abrams. The mailer that Du Bain sent out over the weekend will most likely seal his fate. The entire mailer was weak and deceiving excuses why Abrams should not get your vote. Not one word about why he should. People no longer trust hit pieces like that. It speaks of desperation. The other thing that speaks volumes is that Du Bain has virtually no law enforcement support.

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  • General Fadi BasemMay 26, 2014 - 4:47 pm

    Hi Tin man, happy to see that you did not kill an innocent family last night as you drove home from your postings on the DR website. To respond to your most recent rantings: Mr. du Bain did not have any experience beyond prosecuting felony cases prior to his election to his present position. So why would anyone demand anything more from his potential successor? He went to Yale? But you forgot to include his successes as an ADA....perhaps because the record is lacking in that area for your candidate? The Captain knows the orders and the Captain gives the orders and the Captain is ultimately responsible for the performance of the ship. The ship is running aground...The helm responds to the Captain's orders. A great helmsman will steer a course to avoid running aground. The great helmsman will steer the ship contrary to the Captain's orders to save the ship. When the dust has settled, the time has arrived to relieve the Captain of his command and appoint a new Captain. That time has arrived.

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