Assemblymember Das Williams Targeted in CNN Report: Blocked Bill Makes it Easier for Sex Crimes

Why four California lawmakers, including local Assemblymember Das Williams, helped kill a vote that would have protected students from predatory teachers. CNN reports…

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24 Responses to Assemblymember Das Williams Targeted in CNN Report: Blocked Bill Makes it Easier for Sex Crimes

  1. Anonymous August 24, 2012 at 10:01 am #

    Taken money from the school unions, oh yeah!

  2. Bias is as Bias does August 24, 2012 at 10:11 am #

    And the video GIF file is relevant how?

  3. Boycott Boy August 24, 2012 at 10:18 am #

    Just remember Das, pimps don’t cry!! :(

  4. el_smurfo August 24, 2012 at 10:36 am #

    Maybe he misread pedophile as ploverphile?

  5. Sharon Byrne August 24, 2012 at 11:06 am #

    Glad to see CNN cover this, finally. Das the ‘education’ candidate proves he doesn’t care about kids at all with that abstention. How is it an ‘over-reach’ for schools to be able to fire pedophiles who engage in egregious acts with students? Das would rather we keep paying them their full salary to sit in a room for 2 years using the current process, that sometimes consumes up to a half million dollars?

    • Over-reach Das...for ROB WALTER August 25, 2012 at 9:41 pm #

      The ‘over-reach’ Das Williams needs to see is the thousands of us in his voting district reaching past him on the ballot to vote for ROB WALTER. Maybe the Teachers Unions can donate to Das in his forced retirement from public office. This kind of stuff has got to stop. If Das will not protect our kids from predator teachers, then we will not protect his precious career. Give ‘em H— Rob Walter! Where do I send my contribution?

      • Assembly designed for quick turnovers August 26, 2012 at 9:13 am #

        This is why we elect Assembly members every two years. When they fall out of step with the electorate, they are gone. Das Williams has fallen out of step.

        Nothing shows William’s political loyalties more than choosing to protect teachers instead of choosing to protect children. One term and you are out, Williams. That is the way the system was designed.

        We want a Sacramento legislator that puts safety of students first and then recognizes the demands of teachers second. But only the needs of teachers in the classrooms; not just the marching orders of the CTA union bosses

        Das Williams forgot who his boss is. Bring in someone new who has their priorities straight.

        Message to Das Williams: we did not elect you to carry water for the CTA teacher union bosses.

    • Taxin Jackson is one bad apple August 26, 2012 at 9:18 am #

      Add Hannah-Beth “Taxin” Jackson to the list of phony education candidates. She even puts an apple on her campaign yard signs. Pure teacher-union candidate who will sell out students just as fast as Williams to keep her teacher-union bosses happy.

  6. anon. August 24, 2012 at 11:10 am #

    Disgraceful, but Das probably revels in the national CNN coverage; his first steps towards Capps’s seat. With “nearly $30,000″ from the teachers union, no wonder he was appointed chair of the Education committee.

    The teachers union:

  7. Das Williams = CTA + SEIU August 24, 2012 at 11:11 am #

    Voters who elected Das Williams in fact voted for the CTA to run your lives and spend your tax dollars. You knew this ahead of time. But you voted for him anyway. This should come as no surprise.

    Rethink your vote this Fall when you see Das Williams name on the ballot. Das is a smart young man, but he felt he had to sell out to the teachers unions to get elected. Voters can send an entirely new message rejecting union-endorsed candidates this Fall.

    This is the major structural dysfunction in this state- control of the legislature by special interest groups, primarily the public employee unions – CTA and SEIU leading the pack.

    You have a chance to sever this wholesale abandonment of your local interests to the powerful fourth branch of the government – the CTA – California Teachers Association. Just read the NewsPress today if you want more details. CTA even outspends SEIU in this state.

    Until voters see teacher union endorsements as political poison, you will continue to get more of the same and California public education will continue to suffer.

    Prop 30 state tax increase is just one more tool of the CTA. Where will that money go? – To hire more union member teachers with no reform and no accountability. Just more teacher union jobs and teacher-union dues will be the sole benefit of the Prop 30 tax increase.

    Think again if you think Prop 30 is going for “education”. It is not. It is just one more teacher union power grab. Until you get real reform, stop just spending more money on the same failed system. Vote no on Prop 30.

    • don crummer August 24, 2012 at 4:08 pm #

      Right on! I couldn’t agree more. Reject Das Williams this Nov. election His opponent is an articulate, principled man named Rob Walter He’s good. Web site is www. RobWalter2012 He has refused all donations from these unions, as well as casinos and large out of state corporations–the very entities lining Das’ campaign. Send a message. Protect our children, save our state!

      • Rob Walter is the right choice August 24, 2012 at 9:42 pm #

        For Rob Walter to get the word out about Das Williams putting the teacher unions ahead of children’s safety, voters need to make donations to Rob Walter’s campaign.

        This is how it works. Individual donations collectively can still beat massive union donations in these local races.

  8. Anonymous August 24, 2012 at 11:18 am #

    Disgusting all around :-(

  9. Das Williams = CTA + SEIU August 24, 2012 at 11:32 am #

    Video clip says Das Williams took $30,000 from the CTA. 30,000 voters need to send him one dollar each with the note “Stop taking your marching orders from the CTA”

    Next election break this cycle of corrupt special interest influence. Listen to us, not the unions is the message your votes and your individual donations can make. But you do have to out-gun the special interest money. This will be done by each voter, one dollar at a time.

    There are more of us, than there are union members. Don’t sit back and let this unelected majority outside influence run Sacramento. Government union workers are 17% of the state’s population now. There is no reason 83% of us have to bend to their will.

    Plus in the day of instant and free internet communication between voters and candidates, why do they need so much campaign money in the first place. It is just used to distort the process and intentionally bend voter education to with calculated sound-bites and hit pieces.

    Thank you Das, for at least talking to the reporter. Thank you even more for severing your ties with these teacher union contributions and becoming our elected representative; not theirs. Who else is pandering her teacher union ties: Hannah-Beth Jackson.

  10. I♥SB August 24, 2012 at 12:02 pm #

    What has happened to our society? Greed and power have overtaken ethics and decency. Das, I’m talking to you and many others.

  11. Judge this August 24, 2012 at 12:09 pm #

    Here is a possible explanation why Williams thought this bill was “over-reaching” and refused to support it – pure CTA marching orders: Schools have grievance procedures that allow a teacher to be dismissed. They are part of the negotiated contracts between the district and the teachers.

    Often the final appeal body for teacher termination is the local school board. But if the unions are strong enough, this decision is turned over to a mandatory outside arbitration panel.

    Mandatory arbitration by an independent agents sounds good on its face, but can be notoriously employee-favored when you look at some of their decisions that are often error riddled and biased against administration and in favor of the employee on almost every call.

    Voluntary arbitration can be an okay intermediate step to sort out the issues from a purely “legal” aspect, but *mandatory* arbitration takes away the local elected board’s authority over these matters.

    Apparently this bill transferred the final grievance decision making back to locally elected school boards and took it away from the potentially bias-riddled, mandatory arbitration arrangements demanded by the teacher unions.

    It would appear Das wanted to protect teachers from elected school boards ability to be the final decision maker in such matters. This is what Williams found to be “over-reaching” – local control by locally elected school board members who stand before the voters for the decisions they are empowered to make.

    Why would Das be against this principle of local control? Does he not trust the voters? Where is his loyalty – to the unions who oppose this or to the local voters who want to impose their will through their locally elected representatives?

    But it is best if Williams explains this himself. CTA and all other teacher unions adamantly want these alleged “independent” outside decision makers to control all final teacher employment matters, instead of locally-elected school boards members. Williams is marching to the teacher union party line on this one, but dressing it up in obfuscatory language. He knows which boss to please.

    • Spin August 24, 2012 at 1:13 pm #

      Lets be real, Das and the others did as they were told not because they thought it was overreaching. He could have voted no, instead their masters wanted it to just die in the committee.

  12. Anonymous August 24, 2012 at 12:41 pm #

    Cash > Kids

  13. X mark on the ballot August 24, 2012 at 4:06 pm #

    Stop selling your vote to the unions.

    • Anonymous August 24, 2012 at 5:01 pm #

      WHay would the Unions want this – even the teachers union? $40,000 to make child predator go away seems assenine. Protecting kids in public schools should be one issue that everyone agrees on. Don’t see the benefit to the unions.

  14. don crummer August 24, 2012 at 4:28 pm #

    Right on, I couldn’t agree more! Reject Das Williams this Nov. election. His opponent is a principled, articulate man named ROB WALTER. He’s good. He’s refused all donations from these unions, as well as casinos and corporations from out of the area–the very entities lining Das’ campaign coffers. Look it up. Send a message this fall. We have a choice.

  15. Rob Walter campaign donations August 24, 2012 at 9:52 pm #

    Campaign donations for Rob Walter, running against Das Williams in November can be sent to his campaign mailing address: PO Box 9, Los Olivos, CA 93411

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