Alameda County Supervisors to replace chief probation officer

Alameda County Chief Probation Officer LaDonna
Harris will remain until a replacement is hired.

ALCO BOARD OF SUPERVISORS |
Alameda County’s Chief Probation Officer LaDonna Harris is being replaced by county supervisors.

No official announcement has been made regarding Harris’s departure, but in a memo to her department, she referenced the search for her replacement has already begun.

“As many of you are aware, the county has been preparing to launch a recruitment for the next chief probation officer,” Harris wrote last month. “The board is close to making their announcement, and as I promised, I am making you aware that this is forthcoming.”

However, nearly a month has passed since the memo without any mention by the Alameda County Board of Supervisors that Harris’s job was in jeopardy or that even a change was imminent.

Dave Brown, chief of staff for Alameda County Supervisor Wilma Chan, said the board is currently seeking to hire a recruiting firm, but Harris will remain chief probation officer until her replacement is hired, said Brown.

Sources tell the East Bay Citizen that Harris isn’t being fired, but only that her contract is not being renewed by the county. Pressure, though, has been building against Harris since, at least, last fall stemming from allegations of cronyism in a number of personnel moves she was advocating at the Probation Department, said sources.

The Alameda County Probation Department includes more than 600 employees and oversees 11,000 adult probationers, in addition, to administering various services and programs.

Harris has led the department since 2012 following the abrupt resignation of former chief David Muhammad, who was involved in an alleged sexual harassment suit brought forth by an underling in the probation department. Harris previously served 29 years in the Alameda County Sheriffs Office.

347 thoughts on “Alameda County Supervisors to replace chief probation officer

  1. AA(2), BA, BS, MSA. You need to get a CPA !!! Bedford and La Momma were stealing money on the Tolerance Tour Robbing Alameda County blind under the GUISE of helping youth. AA(2), BA, BS, MSA get some Common Sense.

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  2. It is amazing that some of the most racist people that come to power in America are Black. Anthony Johnson ( b. c. 1600 – d. 1670)Black man who owned slaves, and Chief La Donna Harris 2013-2016 war againist Black Males. Also what is the relationship between a former sheriff commander and a street hustling Dope Dealer with a 7th grade education ??? who get a job in probation with zero college units ??? We know what relationship they really have and its not Platonic. Looks like shades of Mary Kay Letourneau in Seattle (Mary Kay Letourneau is the school teacher who was jailed for having … Mary Kay Letourneau had an affair with her 13 year-old student, Vili Fualaau.)

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  3. We hear two people got walked out on Friday!!!

    Is it true?

    Moore and Barton got offered the Unit Sup!!

    The Chief is going after the Grave yard shift!!

    DB got cussed out by a staff and went to the Chief!!!

    People been watching movies on the grave yard since vhs tapes!!

    How they gonna come after Cogman and Yeargin!!

    This is getting real crazy now!!

    Is Muhammad coming back??

    John Keene doesn't want it??

    What day do the community based orgs go to the Board to Decry the Chief LaDevil Harass???

    Who is in charge of that Peso Committee they robbing the shit out that.

    Apparently its all going to clerical!!!

    Do not mention the James King Fund!!!

    They have plundered that fo sho

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  4. Debbie Licano is also complicit in a huge way! Apparently the fact that she has allowed many of the assignments and promotions take place are a violation of employee rights!

    Everyone must show up at the Board of Supevisors!!

    What about this most recent round of transfers and promotions??

    They are giving people acting positions when they have an active list!!

    They are involuntary transferring 30 ear veterans!!

    The only way this stops is go to Civil Service or file a grievance or a suit.

    Contact the Grand Jury and BOS!

    File also with EEOC and got to the news and the Union!!!

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  5. Do not post to this Blog on your work
    computer.
    Do not post to this Blog on your phone
    on camera.

    Do not make threats on this Blog.

    Chief Harris is Scared because the Truth is getting to the public.
    Chief Harris is looking for You to Punish
    you for posting on this Blog.

    The IT DEPT is looking for you !!!

    29 People the entire grave shift,
    has been given NOI”S
    (NOTICE Of INVESTIGATIONS)
    AND HAVE TO REPORT TO THE IA OFFICE
    FOR INTERVIEWS DUE TO CHIEF HARRIS WRATH
    AND RETALIATION.

    Chief Harris you are a Liar and a
    dishonest person. Chief Harris Derrick
    Bedford is your legally your son by ADOPTION. Derick Bedford's
    meteoric rise in the Alameda County Probation Department is not due to merit, it is
    because he is your SON BY ADOPTION
    Chief Harris you're a crook and Liar just like your son derrick Bedford. Never Worry
    Chief Harris, the Public, now knows your secret
    and so does the Board of Supervisors you have
    been found out.

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  6. Harper…when you were leaving the jjc going down the hill to get Fucked for 2 hours, then came back to work, did you put that on your time sheet bitch!! I'm sure you didn't, but the Supbeona you're going to get will prove that! And Lee…your Coke head ass got caught sleeping on the 11-7 shift, with a picture to prove it!!! Iran Wrong, your funny lookin' ass use to leave also, trying to fuck Ms. Moore's ass!Your subpoena, will prove that also…oh and Dumbass Bedford, I'm sure when you go teach your fake ass classes, you're still on the Counties clock!Hey, but our old friend Subpoena, will prove that also. (Can you Imagine this dumb Nigger teaching a class?) White people restore the JJC, because you see what happens, when you allows Dumb Niggers, to try and run things!!!!

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  7. Once again, the Bedford Gang in action. Chief Harris has promoted her Son to Assistant Superintendent with 2 DUI”S and a 7th Grade education. Your Public Dollars in action.

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  8. New Chief…come in and conduct Investigations like it should be done!!! Our Boards, and new Law firm are a non-factor!! Can't get raises, can't do this, or that! All they do is “Talk!” The JJC is about ” Who you know, and have Sex with, to move up!!!” Bedford asst. Sup.Into. Please!!

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  9. We used to be the Alameda County
    Probation Department.
    Now were the Never worry Department!
    Sad!

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  10. Not enough resources. Very poor management. The most useless always get promoted so the department is in constant chaos

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  11. 1 . The past cannot be changed,
    2. Opinions don't define your reality
    3. Everyone's journey is different
    4, Things always get better with time
    5. Judgements. are a confession of character
    6. Overthinking. will lead to sadness
    7. Happiness is found within
    8. Positive thoughts create positive things
    9 Smiles are contagious
    10. Kindness is free
    11p You only fail if you quit
    12. What goes around, comes around

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  12. After you read this how is Bedford even allowed in the Building Government code 1029

    1029. (a) Except as provided in subdivision (b), (c), or (d), each
    of the following persons is disqualified from holding office as a
    peace officer or being employed as a peace officer of the state,
    county, city, city and county or other political subdivision, whether
    with or without compensation, and is disqualified from any office or
    employment by the state, county, city, city and county or other
    political subdivision, whether with or without compensation, which
    confers upon the holder or employee the powers and duties of a peace
    officer:
    (1) Any person who has been convicted of a felony.
    (2) Any person who has been convicted of any offense in any other
    jurisdiction which would have been a felony if committed in this
    state.
    (3) Any person who, after January 1, 2004, has been convicted of a
    crime based upon a verdict or finding of guilt of a felony by the
    trier of fact, or upon the entry of a plea of guilty or nolo
    contendere to a felony. This paragraph shall apply regardless of
    whether, pursuant to subdivision (b) of Section 17 of the Penal Code,
    the court declares the offense to be a misdemeanor or the offense
    becomes a misdemeanor by operation of law.
    (4) Any person who has been charged with a felony and adjudged by
    a superior court to be mentally incompetent under Chapter 6
    (commencing with Section 1367) of Title 10 of Part 2 of the Penal
    Code.
    (5) Any person who has been found not guilty by reason of insanity
    of any felony.
    (6) Any person who has been determined to be a mentally disordered
    sex offender pursuant to Article 1 (commencing with Section 6300) of
    Chapter 2 of Part 2 of Division 6 of the Welfare and Institutions
    Code.
    (7) Any person adjudged addicted or in danger of becoming addicted
    to narcotics, convicted, and committed to a state institution as
    provided in Section 3051 of the Welfare and Institutions Code.

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  13. LaDonna Harris is a DIRECT result of Affirmative Action and a one party (Democrat) political system in our state. ALL gov'ment agencies need fumigating NOW!

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  14. NO THIS IS NOT THE END.

    CLERICAL STAFF, IF YOU WANT TO GET PROMOTED, WELL YOU MUST NOW FIGHT FOR YOU RIGHTS.

    JUVENILE INSTITUITIONAL OFFICERS, STANDS UP AND DEMAND EQUAL RIGHTS.

    DEPUTY PROBATION OFFICER, EACH OF YOU HAVE THE POWER TO CHANGE THE PROBATION DEPARTMENT – DO IT!!!!

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  15. What kind of T-shirts Does Winston Churchill Wear
    I Never think of it myself. I steal it from someone
    else.

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  16. The New Math
    7TH grade Education + La Moma's Help(Chief Harris)
    = Compliance Director!= The Bedford GANG =
    Chicken Shack Probation Dept with Biscuits and
    Never Worry Shirts for everyone. LAWD HELP US.

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  17. You're just a member of the Lamont Bedford Gang try to use you emotional intelligence and failing badly.

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  18. Didn't know what planet you were on unless you were one of her “cronies', Mr. Welter was mean, didn't like the kids, she went over the book, was ruthless and was a mother fucking bully. Somebody brought up about the chief getting rid of this piece of shit, that'a why her name came up. I would take Bedford and Chief Harris before this piece of scum, and I wouldn't take either of these. She treated the volunteers like shit. You probably new and don't know. Talk about what she did for you….Probably one of her girl friends…

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  19. Mrs Welters, Really ? The Thread is about Chief Harris and your Bring UP someone who is retired??? For Years ??? Oh God !!! Mrs Welters went by the Book and didn't make it point to try to destroy someone over Minor infractions. Chief La Donna Harris has had people on Administrative Leave for years while her son DB Bedford and his Friends pliage the Department with Never worry How am I going to pay for this Vacations, Never Worry Hoodies, Never Worry T Shirts, Advertised By the County.And the The Never Worry Crew Who Never Worry about not making Supervisor , because They all worked WETA. Our compliance Director Never went to high school, Never went to college, But he Knows more than us through #emotionalintelligence; But Db Bedford Never Lied to us. A snake in a never worry shirt is a snake.

    “I never worry about action, but only about in action” Winston Churchill.
    We have been had people WAKE UP !!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

    What are you going to do about it ? Take some action !!!!!!

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  20. The ISP subscriber info will only be brought to light if a terrorist threat is posted where individuals are named. Those that are anonymous are protected.

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  21. MS. WELTERS. THAT LYING, STANKING DYKE. FUCK HER WITH HER 'RUTHLESS BAND OF LYING GYPSIES. SHE WAS MEAN, HONERY, AND NEGATIVE. NEVER SMILES ALWYS HAD A GROWL ON HER FACRE BURN THAT BITCH AND LET HER DIE!
    ONE THING HARRIS DID RIGHT…DIDN'T LET THIS “MONSTER” BACK…

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  22. This stuff is just the tip of the iceberg. I know all of our IP addresses and ISP subscriber info is going to come out, so please try to keep your comments defensible, maybe delete anything that is just gossip. Let's keep this thread going – forward it to the State authorities. Sunlight is the best disinfectant, and we need to open up the curtains and let the light come on in!

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  23. The employment of this woman LaDonna is another result of white guilt. There are many competent blacks out there like another poster mentioned. Why do we hire incompetent blacks in government?
    Who is Stan Dobs, John Taylor, and Charles Ramsy? Why are these people mentioned here?

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  24. May 11, 2015
    Honorable Board of Supervisors Administration Building Oakland, CA 94612

    Dear Board Members:

    The Tolerance Tour
    In September 2013 and 2014, 2015 Alameda County Probation Department took twelve (12) Camp Sweeney youth on a week-long excursion to Memphis, TN and Los Angeles, CA to visit key multi-cultural landmarks significant to American history and culture. Youth were accompanied by chaperones and mentors consisting of Probation staff and community providers. It is the goal of the Department to provide the Tolerance Tour to select youth annually in an effort to increase cultural awareness and encourage youth and young adults to find alternatives to violence and crime. The annual cost of this program is $55,000 that covers participant travel and food costs as well as the cost for the videographer and community providers to attend and facilitate sessions.

    Derick Bedford Compliance Director, Alameda County Probation,La Donna Harris, Chief Probation Office Alameda County Probation Assistant Chief Probation Officer Esa,are taking an Annual Vacation at Taxpayers expense. Why is the Chief,the Assistant Chief, and the Compliance Director. going on the same trip every year to the exact same places at Minimum of $55,000 per year? who is running the Probation Dept, when they are Gone? What is Real Relationship between Derrick Bedford and Chief La Donna Harris?

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  25. I Never Worry (about action, but only inaction.) Winston Churchill.

    Emotional Intelligence , psychologist, and science journalist Daniel Goleman. His Book Working with Emotional Intelligence,

    Derrick Bedford #You Had Better start Worrying
    #Neverworry stolen from winston churchill
    #Emotional Intelligence stolen from Daniel Goleman.
    # Your just a common thief.
    #Facts.
    #Gameover.
    #Nocomeback

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  26. DATE: TO:
    FROM: SUBJECT: January 26, 2015
    All Probation Department LaDonna M. Harris, Chief STAFF PROMOTIONS

    I am pleased to announce the promotions of Derrick Bedford and Rafael Colon to Institutional Supervisor II effective February 15, 2015,
    Derrick Bedford began his career with the Probation Department in 2002 as a Group Counselor I and later promoted to Group Counselor II in 2003. During his career as a Group Counselor, Mr. Bedford has worked in various units including Boys Control, Maximum Security Units and Electronic Monitoring. In 2007, he was promoted to Institutional Supervisor I. During his tenure as an Institutional Supervisor I, he has supervised Unit 6 and the Weekend Training Academy (WETA). In 2013, Mr. Bedford was transferred to provide oversight to the Compliance and Standards Unit, where he is responsible to ensure that the Department is compliant with Title 15 and Title 24 regulations. In 2010 and 2014, he was nominated for Institutional Manager of the Year and he also serves as a Department trainer.

    He has supervised Unit 6 and the Weekend Training Academy (WETA). The story continues Chief Harris promotes Son Lamont Bedford to ISII then Bedford puts in the word to Chief La Donna Harris to Promote All Friends of Bedford, supervised in WETA Program to supervisors (Richard Valle, Tywan Taylor, Tiffany Thomas, Richard Zamora, Jamila Pierson, and Cassie Bedford (wife of Bedford ) The creation of the Bedford Gang Tiffany Thomas Now in charge of Transportation Hmmmmm !!! No name calling just the facts. Nepotism, Favoritism, Cronyism.

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  27. Richard Valle began his career with the Probation Department in 2007 as a Juvenile Institutional Officer I. In 2008, Mr. Valle flex promoted to a Juvenile Institutional Officer II. During his career as a Juvenile Institutional Officer, he has worked in various units including the Weekend Training Academy (WETA). He has also worked in an out-of¬class assignment as a Juvenile Institutional Officer III at Camp Wilmont Sweeney. Please join me in congratulating Yasmin, Eric and Richard as they transitions to their new roles. I am excited about the vision, experience, enthusiasm, and leadership that they bring to their assignments. WETA= Bedford Gang The story continues !!!

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  28. Wow for real Black Lives Matter, and their
    future. Be careful what you do to others because it can come back on you. Do the chief have a heart?

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  29. They are trying to match videos of you at the computer with posts of this blog thats why you can't be off camera for more than 15 Minutes be careful continue to get the word out to the public. Ron.

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  30. Anonymous, might be Ron Williams typing from the other side, sitting next to Karma. Huh Chief Harris ? Can't go to IT and have the IP Address from where I'm typing from checked Can you? Ron Says, “stay off County Computers when chiming in! her Boy Elroy from IT is checking”.

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  31. Tojo, the Pleasanton Office is looking for a competent specialist clerk who can type and take shorthand.

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  32. WHats the use when Harris blatently breaks all the civil service commission rules and does what she want like she is above rhe law

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  33. It's about time God always find a way and she have no heart or remorse for firing all those people. They should have bee given a second chance. Not only did she destroy Ronald Williams family, but a lot of other people lives. If you do this to your own staff what is she doing to the youths. Bonita Vinson or Madeline Welters, Lockhard, Hopson, or a White person who is hella cool and can deal with Black people like Williams Finton, Mitch, Blevins. The hall is – – – – — fill the letters out if you have a high school diploma, or college credits. WOW WOW. FOR ALL THE PROBATION DEPARTMENT HANG IN THERE GOD IS TAKING OVER KNOW, DON't RETIRE UNLESS YOU WANT TO And not force.

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  34. This lady LaDonna in the article is a lot like that Stan Dobbs in the Hayward Schools and that John Taylor all black and completely incompetent, and Charles Ramsey of West Contra Costa. Shame because I know the incompetent black always persecute the competent black. Yes we do have very good brothas and sistas but none are in government service.

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  35. I never worry about action, but only inaction.

    Winston Churchill (1874-1965)

    Mr. Bedford you have been found out and you are a Sham Artist and a Crook. The above quote is from Winston Churchill who was the Prime Minister of the United Kingdom from 1940 to 1945 and again from 1951 to 1955 I have seen that quote on your page changed slightly . You and your I Never worry # emotionalintelligence are both ripoffs of other people's work. Mr. Bedford you are nothing more than a common Street Thug running another hustle. You now grind (sell ) T-Shirts and your Books on Probation Department time. It is Fitting that this might be the last comment.

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  36. Richard Valle District 2
    County Office
    1221 Oak Street, #536
    Oakland, CA 94612 Map
    Phone: 510.272.6692
    Fax: 510.271.5115
    District Office
    24301 Southland Drive, Suite 101
    Hayward, CA 94545 Map
    Phone: 510.259.1097
    Fax: 510.259.0860

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  37. Supervisor Wilma Chan
    1221 Oak Street, Suite 536
    Oakland, CA 94612 Map
    Phone: 510.272.6693
    Fax: 510.268.8004
    District Office
    15903 Hesperian Blvd
    San Lorenzo, CA 94580 Map
    Phone: 510.278.0367
    Fax: 510.278.0467
    Email: District 3

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  38. Contact Us
    Supervisor Scott Haggerty
    1221 Oak Street, Suite 536
    Oakland, CA 94612 Map
    (510) 272-6691

    District Office:
    4501 Pleasanton Avenue
    Pleasanton, CA 94566 Map
    (925) 551-6995

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  39. You may contact Governor Jerry Brown by mail at:

    Mailing address:

    Governor Jerry Brown
    c/o State Capitol, Suite 1173
    Sacramento, CA 95814

    Phone: (916) 445-2841
    Fax: (916) 558-3160

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  40. STOP EXPOSING ALL OF YOUR GAME PUBLICLY. THIS GIVES PEOPLE TIME TO PREPARE THEIR DEFENSE. THIS IS WHY THE PICTURES WERE DELETED FROM FB.

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  41. Why are there Never Worry Shirts, on the Alameda County Probation Website? I Never Worry, is a Private For Profit Company Ran By Derrick Bedford,the compliance director your Son.

    Why was There No Progressive Discipline for Minor infractions of staff.But Our Compliance Director, Your son Chief Harris only has 7th Grade education, has been to County jail several times, has attempted to Murder Someone and Has 2 DUI'S while employed by Alameda County Probation Department.

    Why is Cassandra Bedford Husband of Derrick Lamont Bedford (real Middle Name) now in charge of the Gps -Home supervision Department.

    Why was Mr. Munoz Removed from his position of superintendent of Juvenile Hall and Made a recreational Leader ???????????????????????

    Why Did the In Custody Minors have Have Gift cards and Visa Cards to Freely spend County money, Taxpayer money, on these Vacation trips.

    Chief La Donna M Harris Why are You and Assistant Chief Esa Both wearing I never worry shirts on the Vacation and spend the Taxpayers Money Tour. when this is STRICTLY FORBIDDEN in your own Memo dated May 2, 2014 Office Solicitations and Sales Administrative Manual Section 111.

    Why have all the people Derrick Lamont Bedford supervised in the WETA Program Been promoted to Supervisor ?
    Chief Harris why did you attempt to promote a Clerical Worker( Your Friend ) to DPO Section Supervisor skipping DPO I DPO 2 DPO 3 ????????? this was denied by the Civil Service Commission 5 to 0.

    Chief Harris You have a Mental Illness called (Because I Can) it has gotten you fired and it will also get your placed in Jail.

    No Name calling just the facts.

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  42. La Donna M Harris
    Chief Probation Officer
    2014
    Regular pay:
    $199,299.20

    Overtime pay:
    $0.00

    Other pay:
    $8,292.44

    Total pay:
    $207,591.64

    Total benefits:
    $192,574.96

    Total pay & benefits:
    $400,166.60

    Derrick Lamont Bedford
    Institutional Supervisor I
    2014
    Regular pay:
    $79,206.40

    Overtime pay:
    $31,912.94

    Other pay:
    $6,886.40

    Total pay:
    $118,005.74

    Total benefits:
    $74,273.77

    Total pay & benefits:
    $192,279.51

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  43. Executive Director

    Derrick Bedford

    8 Total References
    Web References

    Derrick Bedford – 360 degrees of development
    http://www.derrickbedford.com, 6 Sept 2011 [cached]
    Derrick Bedford (510) 590-2025
    INFO@DERRICKBEDFORD.COM

    Derrick Bedford (510) 590-2025
    DerrickBedford@ymail.com
    INFO@DERRICKBEDFORD.COM
    Contact us Form

    Derrick Bedford – Grants
    http://www.derrickbedford.com, 6 Sept 2011 [cached]
    Derrick Bedford (510) 590-2025
    INFO@DERRICKBEDFORD.COM
    Get the San Francisco Bay Area, Oakland, San Jose Califor widget and many other great free widgets at Widgetbox! Not seeing a widget? (More info)

    HOW WE DO IT: All participants will be trained by executive director Derrick Bedford, who has a proven track record of success. With over 20 years involvement in the criminal justice system he possesses the skills, style, and passion to reach the most challenging youth.

    Derrick Bedford – About Us
    http://www.derrickbedford.com, 6 Sept 2011 [cached]
    Derrick Bedford (510) 590-2025
    INFO@DERRICKBEDFORD.COM
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    Derrick “DB” Bedford was raised in Oakland, California which is known as the one of the most dangerous cities in the United States. When other kids were doing homework and navigating the jangly uptake of adolescent hormones, “DB” was dealing pot in East Oakland's Brookfield neighborhood. The money rolled in and he quickly established himself as a factor in the drug trade.

    Derrick Bedford – News 1
    http://www.derrickbedford.com, 6 Sept 2011 [cached]
    Derrick Bedford (510) 590-2025
    INFO@DERRICKBEDFORD.COM

    Derrick Bedford – Directors
    http://www.derrickbedford.com, 6 Sept 2011
    Derrick Bedford (510) 590-2025
    INFO@DERRICKBEDFORD.COM

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  44. Are the County supervisors curious or even concerned about the employees and their well being in the workplace? I hope they hold a town hall meeting and listen to the employees. Community get behind us.

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  45. If DB and his crew never then why change your Facebook page. No more photos of the so called tolerance tour, with the folk no more photos of your so proud foster mom. Yes be worried. By the way are you on county time when you and the Mrs do the workshops? Who approves your timesheets? I say worry

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  46. The Probation department has become a complete debacle!
    the board of supervisors has allowed this to happen. The current Chief and Bedford have ruined the Juvenile facility by turning it into a place where e few people spend money and go to lavish trainings and vacations. In additions the Chief violates rules and people by consistently employing nepotism and cronyism in her appointments. Now comes the next chapter. Brace yourself, why do you think that despite all of this turmoil, no one from the Board of Supes has reached out to the employees to offer assistance? Clearly the staff are traumatized by the continous mistreatment.

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  47. I know this has gotten personal and has spun out of control, but those on the outside must realize that this been brewing for years. Years of complaints going ignored, people telling you to “just quit,” but after having so many years invested, and a chance at a pretty good retirement its not that easy. Especially those with families. Watching people go on paid administrative leave for YEARS while the county pays other staff overtime is ridiculous. Some of the cases cant be helped, but most are minor to say the least. Staff out for a year PAID over a couple of missed room checks? $60,000 just to stay home all day and do nothing. They would get more out of the staff by just not letting the work overtime. Chief Harris tenure here has ruined families, stressed one staff member to death, and forced early retirements of a lot of great staff. She does these things without a conscience. How can you preach about caring for people and the public's trust yet you beat down your own staff without mercy? Granted alameda county juvenile hall may not be the LA Rampart scandal, but the place needs to be cleaned up. As a co-worker J. Irving used to ask the kids “how do you kill a snake?”. Cut off the head. The snake has been slithering unchecked for years now, and its head needs to be cut. Just one insider's opinion.

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  48. From someone that doesn't work for your department and a member of the community, this is becoming too personal, childish and unprofessional and your comments are causing just as much harm if not more than those you are speaking of. Please JUST STOP!

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  49. News Flash. Never worry shirts and hoodies will now have Chief La Momma Donna Harris picture on them, which will make them Bullet proof; because she is so Ugly. Now you can sell Never Worry gear to the Military, FBI, and the CIA. Can't you just see James Bond saying ” I Never Worry ” I got La Momma on My Chest.

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  50. At least you chimed in Bedford Gang, which acknowledges your existence, which means you shouldn't exist. And Tell your leader Derrick Lamont Sanford Bedford He's a Big Dummy !!! And Tell Aunt Ester Looking La Moma Donna Harris She's A BIG DUMMY and Hella Ugly also. Ps Have A great Weekend.

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  51. The agency is awful. Backstabbers and connivers. There are very few who can be trusted. This many people cannot be wrong and they are NOT!

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  52. Down Goes Frazier, Oops, I mean DB Derrick Bedford, Down goes Bedford, Down goes Bedford, The camera cuts to Moma La Donna M Harris Shes having a Heart attack and Dropped the NEVER WORRY BOOK IN HER HAND. THE ALAMEDA COUNTY PROBATION DEPARTMENT EMPLOYEES ARE FREE!!!

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  53. News article from the SF GATE march 12, 2007 “When I look back at my life,” Bedford says, “there is definitely a lot of BAD that I have done … but I think it was all priming me to deal with the war we have going on with young African American men in our community. I'm equipped to deal with them in a way that most people probably cannot.” So Bedford, you walk people out the door place them on Administrative Leave for years at a time for minor things like Smoking Cigarettes on the basketball court expired Drivers Liciences, Missing 1 room check after a unit riot. These infractions really don't compare to YOURS DRUG DEALING, ATTEMPTED MURDER, GAMBLING STILL!!! 2 DUI'S 1 FELONY. How do you look in the Mirror and not Worry that KARMA will catch Up to you for the things you and your Mother Chief La Donna M. Harris Do do to people and NEVER WORRY.

    PS Ted Bundy's Mom also thought he was innocent but we all know better.

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  54. 600 employees, 270 Posts, 250 Negative that nearly have the Probation Department. Something is very wrong !!!

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  55. No more stealing of tax payers money.

    We the people, we the tax payers have zero TOLERANCE for this behavior. YOU WILL NO LONGER BE THIEVES.

    ….you have the rights to an attorney, if you cannot afford one, one will be appointed to you….

    LISTEN CHIEF harris AND FOSTOR-SON bedford, the employees of the PROBATION DEPARTMENT will not TOLERATE your mistreatment anymore.

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  56. Steve Tavares, please do a second story where you expound on the corruption outlined in the 200+ posts here. Help our forces be heard.

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  57. Teamster and PPOA members, can we work as a collective to restore integrity in our department? One and all please comment.

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  58. I agreeing the earlier post, PPOA and theTeamsters should unite to promote justice and equity in this department. Ultimately dismantling the ongoing corruption.

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  59. Mr. Bedford you and Chief Harris Raided the James King Fund ,and the Peso Fund, Taking vacations to see relatives in Los Angeles CA and Memphis TN under the guise of a Tolerance Tour. Mr. Bedford there is The Contemporary Jewish Museum, thecjm.org,‎ that was founded in 1984, in San Francisco,CA . The address is 736 Mission St, San Francisco, CA 94103. Its current mission is to make the diversity of the Jewish experience relevant for a twenty-first century audience through exhibitions and educational programs.
    Mr. Bedford there was no reason for you and Chief Harris to go to Los Angeles to learn about the Jewish experience. But, Mr. Bedford you did have a reason if your intent was to see relatives, and have a great time at Universal Studios Hollywood, on Alameda County’s Taxpayers Dime.

    The same guise was used by you Bedford, and Chief Harris for the trip to the National Civil Rights Museum in Memphis TN,at the Lorraine Hotel, where you and Chief Harris and a number of in custody minors flew in at Alameda County expense, ate at 5 star restaurants, went site seeing , and at some time during the trip You Bedford and Chief Harris sneak away from the group to see relatives on the county dime. This Guise has been used for three Tolerance Tours, to the amount of 215,000 dollars.

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  60. fight back…bring it out…DON'T BACK DOWN. RETALIATION…GET READY TO FATTEN YOUR POCKET BOOKS IF THEY COME AFTER YOU…IF YOU BECOME A TARGET……WHISTLE BLOWERS…THERE ARE LAWS TO HELP AND PROTECT YOU. KNOW YOUR RIGHTS.

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  61. The BOS know what is going on with this department as well as the Alameda County Civil Service. There will never be a investigation if we, the DPO and PPOA continue to allow this Administration to act the way they are. I believe it might be time for a few to stand up for the group. We as 2 strong Unions need to band together and get ready for a serious fight. Encourage each other and protect each other from what is to come.

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  62. If Alameda County Probation Dept. is receiving Federal money, get the Fed involved. Theft is theft…Misappropriation of funds is THEFT!!! Bedford nor Chief Harris is beyond REPROACH…. My understanding is that Herb Robinson stoe money from the James King Fund, Bill Fenton, Dennis Handis, Ron Johnson, and the “Good Ole Boy Crew”.. knew about it and so did Chief Blevins, but he was not fired, yet “allowed” to pay the money back ( gambling problems)….SAME OLE SONG…..Chief Harris is not above “Reproach” and neither is Derrick Bedford. you all do the right thing…Bring in the FED's, alert every board of supervisor, which creates liability and includes them to take action and not put their heads in the sand, as what has become a common practice…Contact the Governor, as well as California Youth Authority “Compliance”, because they overseas probation departments in California> Contact the press Tribune and all surrounding newspaper entities…especially abliut moneys coming or be taken out of Funds like the James King Fund…Contact James King…..and as far as the staff getting pregnant by the kid in custody while he was housed at Juvenile Hall is of “IMMENIENT” and immediate concern because if this actually occurred, which I know and everyione else knows who the female supervisor is and the minor Harold Carter is who was housed in Unit #4, puts all of the children in jeopardy and being taken advantage of, and child abuse (molestation) because the adults there are hired to care and take care of the children, not made “sex-slaves'. This is totally disgusting and “scary”. Staff should have done more, and especially the supervisors and administration past and present, and are obligated to “protect” those children and minors who are in custody….this is so sick. do the right thing….make the contact….

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  63. Mr. Bedford it is amazing to see how this thread has evolved. A person who's highest level of higher education is 7TH grade, who was an admitted Drug Dealer. A person who has attempted to MURDER someone, a person that has two DUI's one felony, a person who has been in out of jail several times, and now you pass judgment on people who have never been to been to jail ,never sold drugs, never shot a gun at anyone.
    You and Your Mother/ Foster Moher, Chief La Donna Harris meet and conspire to destroy people by showing people ZERO COMPASSION even though (YOU WERE SHOWED COMPASSION TO GET THE JOB IN THE FIRST PLACE), for minor infractions, and other infractions that could have be handled by progressive discipline. The favorite tactic is ridiculously long Administrative leave times of 1 to 4 years at tax payer expense to the amount of somewhere near 4,000,000, Million dollars of tax payers money. Then the people on administrative leave are fired, mostly Black Males.
    Bedford you are on mission in your convoluted mind, to save the innocent children from the evil staff of Juvenile Hall. When the reality is, the most evil staff is you, and Chief Harris. Minors are in jail at the Juvenile Justice Center because they have committed serious crimes Rape Murder assault theft, strong arm robbery home invasion, etc.
    Bedford, you have used your position has the Compliance Director to carry out revenge for perceived wrongs done to you when you were a minor locked up in Juvenile . Bedford you have used your connections to Chief Harris to uplift your wife, and all the people you supervised in the WETA Program to supervisor positions, using the big three, nepotism, favoritism, cronyism.
    (THE BEDFORD GANG/TEAM BEDFORD)
    RICHARD VALLE, TYWAN TAYLOR, TIFFANY THOMAS, RICHARD ZAMORA, JAMILA PIERSON, AND CASSIE BEDFORD (WIFE OF BEDFORD ) MS.HARPER, J. LEE, DANIEL MORA.
    Bedford YOU WERE SNUCK IN THE BACKDOOR WITH NO EDUCATION AND A FELONY CRIMINAL RECORD. Now you will be walked out the front door with your Foster Mother, (Chief La Donna Harris LA MOMA for Misappropriation of Alameda County funds , The public’s money)

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  64. The craziest part about the whole thing is that very little of this is exaggerated. Its a shame some people were called out who didn't deserve this (Mrs. Pitts-Johnson) but shows some definite house cleaning is needed in the Probation Department. As screwed up as the place was before Chief Harris showed up, the staff still could count on each when it came down to it and they still were mostly about the kids. Now every shift is a game of cover your ass and promoting staff to tell on each other in order to keep heat off of them. Staff(like the detainees) should be able to grow and learn from simple mistakes, not be walked out in front of their co workers like common criminals. Few people want to work overtime now because they are putting themselves in even greater position to be scrutinized. This seem to be the kind of atmosphere that she promotes wherever she goes. If you go against what she says, its going to be bad for you.

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  65. This would make a great book. All somebody would need is a Ghost Writer to figure all this mess out. It would be a best seller and a great movie. I would by the book and go see the movie.

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  66. Harris, La Donna M. Chief Probation Officer
    Alameda County, 2013 $195,243.20 $0.00 $8,292.44 $173,484.60 $377,020.24

    A waste of the tax payers money !!!

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  67. Alameda County Probation Department is the youngest Probation Department in the United States. Our Compliance Director is a 7TH Grader. And all of the ISI Supervisors are real young too. They are all friends with the 7TH Grader's Mom.

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  68. bullshit…you talk out of your ass. db is corrupt a liar, and a set up artist. corruption did exist before Harris is true, however all of this madness “ceased” when Sylvia Johnson came. Once she left it came back in stage #4. Perkins, Herb Robinson, Billy Clint,the racist Blevins…all corrupt and was constantly “chasing”skirts. Oneof the supervisor was having sex with a minor in Max security , which Perkins and Herb knew about. She got “PREGNANT” BY the minor in MAX SECURITY and had a baby. THIS IS CHILD ABUSE AND THIS WAS GOING ON AT JUVENILE HALL. SHE'S A SUPERVISOR..THE MINOR WHO “FATHERED” HER CHILD WAS IN CUSTODY IN MAXIMUM SECURITY…SO WAS HE RELEASED DURING THE TIME HE WAS BEING TRIED AS AN ADULT, UNDER THE CARE,CUSTODY, AND CONTROL OF ALAMEDA COUNTY PROBATION DEPT. SHE WAS A STAFF WHO WAS ALLOWED TO “DELIVER THE MAIL”…SHE CRATED THIS JOB.. AND WOULD “FREQUENT” MAXIMUM SECURITY ( UNIT #4) AND BECAME IMPREGNATED WITH HIS CHILD, HE A “CHILD' HIMSELF AND SHE WAS A GROWN WOMAN WHO WAS 'ENTRUSTED' TO SUPERVISE MINORS, NOT HAVE SEX WITH THEM WHILE THEY ARE UNDER THE CARE OF THE PROBATION DEPT. EVERYONE KNEW WHAT WAS GOING ON AND YES IT TIME TO LET THE INFORMATION OFF. I DON'T KNOW WHO “MASON COOPER' IS, BUT YOU DON'T KNOW “JACK'!!! YOU NEED TO WORK THERE AND SEE FOR YOURSELF…NOT WHAT YOU THINK HAPPENS THERE….DB IS A LIAR, HIS CREW WAS PROMOTED, THE ENTIRE CREW….SO YES…I WAS THERE. I HOPE THE STAFF CONTACTS CBS, ABC, KTVU, THE PRESIDENT, THE MAYOR, JERRY BROWN BECAUSE TAX PAYERS ARE BEING DUPPED. IT HAS TO STOP…IT'S BEEN GOING ON LONG ENOUGH. CORRUPTION AT IT'S BEST. CAN WE SAY PROBATION CRIME BOSSES AND THEIR CREWS.

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  69. This Wont stop Bedford, until you and Ya Moma La MOMA are Walked Out on Admin Leave, while being kicked in the ass with a size 16 shoe.

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  70. Bedford, can't even control his own children. His son is in and out of JJC as well as his niece and nephew! Get home right!

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  71. I'm glad I retired or forced out under the Bedford regime. To see what Juvenile Hall has become under Chief Harris'so leadership. A scorned young man who was out to get those who opposed him when he was detainee. Holding grudges don't get him anywhere. Bedford's behavior shows he is vindictive and will stop at nothing to fulfill his conquest to eliminate my old colleagues which have since retired. If I gave your bahasa too much room time, I won't apologize because your bad ass deserved it. You were always in boys control, but out now you are out of control.

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  72. The money rolled in. Bedford took a $65 cash birthday gift and converted it to $500 in two and a half days. For the next decade he was in and out of juvenile hall and state prison youth camps. He never went beyond seventh grade. Once he turned 18, he continued to push weed and get busted. He spent five and a half months in Santa Rita Jail in Dublin — an experience, he says, that “ate me alive.”

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  73. BEDFORD you have committed literary theft.

    Plagiarism occurs when a writer duplicates another writer's language or ideas and then calls the work his or her own. Copyright laws protect writers' words as their legal property. To avoid the charge of plagiarism, writers take care to credit those from whom they borrow and quote.

    an act or instance of using or closely imitating the language and thoughts of another author without authorization and the representation of that author's work as one's own, as by not crediting the original author.

    Synonyms: appropriation, infringement, piracy, counterfeiting; theft, borrowing, cribbing, passing off someones writing as you own; this is a reflecting of unauthorized.

    Reference
    Modern Language Association (MLA):
    “plagiarism”. Dictionary.com Unabridged. Random House, Inc. 07 Feb. 2016. .

    BEDFORD, THE PUBLISHER FOR THE FOLLOWING PEOPLE HAVE A RIGHT TO SUE YOU NOW:

    Psychologist. and science journalist Daniel Goleman.

    Konstantin Vasily Petrides

    Peter Salovey

    John Mayer

    And,Bedford there will be more publishers who will sue you for”wrongful appropriation” and “stealing and publication” of “language, thoughts, ideas, expressions” and the representation of their work as your own original work. THIS IS A CRIME!!!!!

    LaMomma Harris,does Amazon know that your foster-son Bedford book is a fraud? LaMomma Harrris, are you running around now saying how proud you are of Bedford's book?

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  74. Emotional intelligence (EI) or emotional quotient (EQ) is the ability of individuals to recognize their own and other people's emotions, to discriminate between different feelings and label them appropriately, and to use emotional information to guide thinking and behavior.[1] The term gained prominence in the 1995 book by that title, written by the author, psychologist, and science journalist Daniel Goleman. There are several models of EI. Goleman's own model may now be considered a mixed model that combines what have subsequently been modelled separately as ability EI and trait EI. Goleman defined EI as the array of skills and characteristics that drive leadership performance.[2] The trait model was developed by Konstantin Vasily Petrides in 2001. It “encompasses behavioral dispositions and self perceived abilities and is measured through self report”.[3] The ability model, developed by Peter Salovey and John Mayer in 2004, focuses on the individual's ability to process emotional information and use it to navigate the social environment. Respectfully Mr. BEDFORD where is your name included for doing the research on this subject?

    Mr. Bedford if you did not do the research in this matter, where are your proper citations in your to the people that have actually done published research on Emotional intelligence
    # Intelligence spelled correctly.

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  75. Haleh you made a snippy comeback about clerical workers and their GE D certificates. Have a better attitude and maybe you too will rise.

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  76. How can the county afford to insure someone to drive their vehicles who has 2 DUI's? And how about those people (women) who come and buy I never worry books on County time? What about the government code regarding peace officers where any felony conviction is disqualifying?

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  77. The earlier post about Craig E was on point, weak and unqualified to join the ranks of management. Is he part of Team DB or a spokesperson for Never Worry?

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  78. Thanks for providing the excerpt from the civil service code reagarding tenured employees. After a thorough investigation of the claims presented throughout this forum, I hope the Civil Service Board takes the appropriate action against DB and his cohorts.

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  79. So DB has 2 DUI's? How is he able to promote over excellent staff with seniority and no DUI's?

    What does the Board of Supes say?

    I say that we all must appear at the Board of Supes when Probation does the upcoming budget presentation!

    If you don't stand up for something you will lie down for anything!!!

    What staff got caught in a prostitution zone in Richmond?

    Did a staff falsify timesheet at San Joaquin County and lose his job?

    If so what did our department do?

    I keep hearing about demotions of staff and staff on admin leave for petty stuff,but it appears that certain staff are imune to sanctions?

    I hear another DB LaMomma crony named Daniel Mora is now working at camp or the hall.

    This is ludicrous!!!

    between these things and the whole pastors gay sex with Juveniles thing they may want to shut the hall down and do some research!!

    This is real talk!!!!

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  80. Who ever decided to open this door we thank you. This has been going on to long and everyone afraid to say anything for fear of being walked out and put on admin leave. Speak your minds people and hopeful someone will look into this. I say bring in state investigators and talk to everyone that works for probation and I do mean everyone. Let us rejoice they can't keep us quiet now. We speak the truth.

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  81. Who ever decided to open this door we thank you. This has been going on to long and everyone afraid to say anything for fear of being walked out and put on admin leave. Speak your minds people and hopeful someone will look into this. I say bring in state investigators and talk to everyone that works for probation and I do mean everyone. Let us rejoice they can't keep us quiet now. We speak the truth.

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  82. Tojo, have you ever considered becoming a probation clerk? The ability to promote from that angle is amazing.

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  83. The word is partna not panta and the reference that you are not DB makes all of us think you are DB! but whatever the case please spell partna not panta! If you wish to spell panta give us a definition!

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  84. What will DB do when mommy comes back to town? You are exposed, hopefully you will be carried out in handcuffs. SHAM

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  85. Ian WRONG and DBedford bumped into each other at EESA(iron board backside) house on a No booty call!!
    y'all sharing them leftovers !!!

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  86. So called educated people putting up with such corruption and mistreatment? Why not take your credentials and skills that are not appreciated by Alameda County and seek employment elsewhere? Certainly another county or company would jump to hire such highly qualified people so why stay where there is so much dysfunction?

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  87. It's laughable that you and your cronies are responding to this thread. A person with any kind of intelligence would have ignored it. Unfortunately, you weren't smart enough to do that and you are consequently causing more harm than good.

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  88. Derrick Bedford, I wanted you be my Malcolm X; but instead you became my Shuge Knight. Is anything wrong in coming from the street. NO. Its about where you are going, not where you are coming from. You now have Crews and Teams and now you want people to bow down to you. Team Bedford. You have used your illicit relationship with your Foster mother Chief Probation Officer Ladonna Harris for Profit and gain. You Brag in your book ( I Never Worry), quote ” I supervise people that used to lock me up”. Soon, you will be locked up again. You and Your Foster Mother Chief Probation Officer for Alameda County probation La Donna Harris have drained The James King Fund and Peso fund for your personal gain, and went on I Never Worry how I'm Going to pay for it vacations, to the amount of $210,000 or greater. There are several pictures of Detained minors and staff wearing I Never Worry Gear on your free vacation tour paid for by Alameda County Probation Department Funds. In your book titled ( I NEVER WORRY), you state, ” I Never Worry is a T-Shirt company I started in 1995″. So Mr. Bedford, Why is your personal T-Shirt Company called (I Never Worry) you run for your personal PROFIT, being promoted by you on Alameda County sponsored trips with in custody minors, (which makes it Alameda County Property); When this practice is strictly forbidden in a detailed memo dated May 2, 2014 by your FOSTER MOTHER LADONNA M. HARRIS Chief Probation Officer OF ALAMEDA COUNTY.

    DATE: May 2, 2014
    TO: All Probation Department Employees
    FROM: LaDonna M. Harris, Chief Probation Officer
    SUBJECT: Reminder: Office Solicitations and Sales
    Organizational fund raising campaigns have begun. As a reminder, please be aware that Administrative Manual Section 111, Office Solicitation or Sales, prohibits the selling or solicitation of goods or services on County premises by County employees or outsiders.
    Alameda County employees or outsiders may not engage in the selling or solicitation of goods or services for personal purposes on County property at any time. This includes all working hours, rest periods, lunch hours, and before or after work. The sale of goods or services includes charitable or other tax exempt organizations. Examples of such goods or services includes but is not limited to items such as candy, cosmetics,
    clothing, jewelry, flowers, insurance, magazines raffle tickets or tickets to sporting or other events.
    Please contact your Deputy Chief or the Chief of Staff if additional clarification is needed.

    How is it possible that you get to promote your personal I Never Worry Gear T shirts, that have nothing to do with Alameda County Probation Nr Bedford, yet no one else can?

    Mr Bedford you have attempted to game the system for your personal gain and profit; and now you have been caught red handed. This is not hating, this is not name calling, this is the knock out punch with facts, that will cause you and your Foster Mother Chief Probation Officer Of The Alameda County Probation Department La Donna Harris to be walked off the job for Corruption and Dishonesty. This information will be sent to the Board of supervisors, The Chief Administrator of Alameda county,Susan S. Muranishi and the Governor Jerry Brown. Again I wanted to be my Malclom X, you became my Shuge Knight.

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  89. Derrick Bedford, I wanted you be my Malcolm X; but instead you became my Shuge Knight. Is anything wrong in coming from the street. NO. Its about where you are going, not where you are coming from. You now have Crews and Teams and now you want people to bow down to you. Team Bedford. You have used your illicit relationship with your Foster mother Chief Probation Officer Ladonna Harris for Profit and gain. You Brag in your book ( I Never Worry), quote ” I supervise people that used to lock me up”. Soon, you will be locked up again. You and Your Foster Mother Chief Probation Officer for Alameda County probation La Donna Harris have drained The James King Fund and Peso fund for your personal gain, and went on I Never Worry how I'm Going to pay for it vacations, to the amount of $210,000 or greater. There are several pictures of Detained minors and staff wearing I Never Worry Gear on your free vacation tour paid for by Alameda County Probation Department Funds. In your book titled ( I NEVER WORRY), you state, ” I Never Worry is a T-Shirt company I started in 1995″. So Mr. Bedford, Why is your personal T-Shirt Company called (I Never Worry) you run for your personal PROFIT, being promoted by you on Alameda County sponsored trips with in custody minors, (which makes it Alameda County Property); When this practice is strictly forbidden in a detailed memo dated May 2, 2014 by your FOSTER MOTHER LADONNA M. HARRIS Chief Probation Officer OF ALAMEDA COUNTY.

    DATE: May 2, 2014
    TO: All Probation Department Employees
    FROM: LaDonna M. Harris, Chief Probation Officer
    SUBJECT: Reminder: Office Solicitations and Sales
    Organizational fund raising campaigns have begun. As a reminder, please be aware that Administrative Manual Section 111, Office Solicitation or Sales, prohibits the selling or solicitation of goods or services on County premises by County employees or outsiders.
    Alameda County employees or outsiders may not engage in the selling or solicitation of goods or services for personal purposes on County property at any time. This includes all working hours, rest periods, lunch hours, and before or after work. The sale of goods or services includes charitable or other tax exempt organizations. Examples of such goods or services includes but is not limited to items such as candy, cosmetics,
    clothing, jewelry, flowers, insurance, magazines raffle tickets or tickets to sporting or other events.
    Please contact your Deputy Chief or the Chief of Staff if additional clarification is needed.

    How is it possible that you get to promote your personal I Never Worry Gear T shirts, that have nothing to do with Alameda County Probation Nr Bedford, yet no one else can?

    Mr Bedford you have attempted to game the system for your personal gain and profit; and now you have been caught red handed. This is not hating, this is not name calling, this is the knock out punch with facts, that will cause you and your Foster Mother Chief Probation Officer Of The Alameda County Probation Department La Donna Harris to be walked off the job for Corruption and Dishonesty. This information will be sent to the Board of supervisors, The Chief Administrator of Alameda county,Susan S. Muranishi and the Governor Jerry Brown. Again I wanted to be my Malclom X, you became my Shuge Knight.

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  90. So all clerical staff only have their GED? Wrong!! You sound ignorant. Isn't a person suppose to grow in their career and “rise”? That's what all these post are about, complaining people who haven't been able to “rise”. Don't be disrespectful..with out front line clerical staff the Probation Department could NOT function. In addition you don't need a degree to be a JIO only a DPO read the specs. Also ask yourself what difference a degree would really make in this current situation because as we all can see foul things are being done by the people with the highest education.

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  91. Let Hold a little independent test of fairness and truth of the probation department. Who worked the WETA program under the Great DB Derrick Bedford. The people are Richard Valle, Tywan Taylor, Tiffany Thomas, Richard Zamora (who never fails to wear something with a star on it a star on it), Jamila Pierson, and Cassie Bedford (wife of Bedford ) Where are all these people now? It is a coincidence that they all are Acting or Now are ISI or ISII Supervisors is this fair ? No. How Many have over ten years vested in the job? None.So it is very clear to see the big three in this matter. Nepotism, Cronyism, and Favoritism. Is this good for the Department? Are you good for the Probation Department? NO you are not!

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  92. Lisa Hill is a fraud and a hypocrite. She criticized Ladonna in her 2015 lawsuit against the county for misrepresentation, disparate treatment and a disregard for her educational pedigree. At the end of the day, Karma is a bombastic bitch Lisa Hill, go look that up you puffed up divine phony. Retire and get a life.

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  93. I read Lisa Hill's 2015 lawsuit against the county and probation. Over the years she has mistreated, misrepresented and maligned many probation dept employees and she had the audacity to cry foul as it relates to her treatment by LaDonna. Karma is a bombastic bitch Lusa Hill, you should be able to define bombastic with your over rated PHd. Retire and find a life. Loser

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  94. Dumb ass it is partna not panta! I really hope someone is trolling db because u can't be this stupid! It's a slang word you don't have to go school the dumbest nigga on the street knows how to spell it!

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  95. And don't forget about C. Bedford hostile conduct on the job. Threatened to assault a JIO in the presence of other JIO'S in the workplace. Management tried force the JIO'S who witness her assaultive behavior to minimize C.Bedfords actions.

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  96. The Chief is operating on her own accord. For example County of AlamedaCommunity Liaison Specialist (#0340)

    This position job specifications has been removed intentionally. So that she can place anyone she desires in this position. Qualified or not Qualified.

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  97. Attention Staffers… Do your homework. Go to acgov.org check out theHUMAN RESOURCE section. Now check out the Civil Service Rules section . All of the answers are there.

    Here's an interesting topic.
    2100 General Provisions -54- DISCIPLINARY ACTION The tenure of every employee in the classified service shall be during good behavior and rendering of efficient service. An employee with tenure in the classified service is subject to disciplinary action and may be removed, suspended, or reduced in rank or compensation for cause as provided in Section 40 of the Charter. No employee shall be reduced or removed or in any way discriminated against or favored because of his/her political or religious opinions or affiliations, or because of sex, or race, or national origin. 2102 Suspension of Management Employees Employees exempt from the overtime provisions of the Fair Labor Standards Act may have their salaries reduced, due to the imposition of discipline, in increments of one or more full days of suspension without pay. Exempt employees may not have their salaries reduced a pay step for a specified number of pay periods. Adopted 3/9/94, amended 1/11/95; amended 1/12/11 2104 Causes Each of the following may constitute a cause or reason for disciplinary action, but such action shall not be restricted to the particular causes listed: a) b) c) d) e) f) g) h) i) j) k) l) Fraud in securing the appointment. Unfitness for the position. Inefficiency. Neglect of duty. Drunkenness on the job. Addiction to the use of narcotics or habit-forming drugs. Willful disobedience. Insubordination. Inexcusable absence without leave. Discourteous treatment of the general public or fellow employees. Forbidden political activity. Willful misuse of public property. m) Immorality. n) o) p) q) r) Dishonesty. Conviction of a felony. (Removed from Rules on 8/9/82). Any failure of good behavior or acts either during or outside of office hours which are incompatible with or inimical to the public service. Engaging in business or accepting outside employment, while an employee of Alameda County, which gives rise to a conflict of interest.

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  98. GAY predators at the Juvenile Hall? Is that what you mean when you say “It's all funny until your “ass” comes up missing”

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  99. This is not DB Patna. It's all funny until your ass comes up missing

    This gay COGIC gay clergy predator tie in to the juvenile hall is devastating!

    No wonder there are no kids there! In the old days the kids knew staff they had sold crack to.

    Now the kids know staff who have raped them in exchange for gifts and freedom!!1

    I am curious to see how deep this goes and now the AUTHORITIES MUST INVESTIGATE the DB (dickbooty) gang!!!

    #that

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  100. I'm getting overtime laughing at you idiots!!!!

    My Mamma aint worried about y'all

    #ineverworry #emotionalintellgence

    ONCE AGAIN, BEDFORD YOU DUMB-ASS, YOU MISSPELLED
    INTELLIGENCE.

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  101. Who needs to watch the Super Bowl, just get a few Patty Labelle pies and read these posts. That's entertainment.

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  102. What kind of title was Trudy given? There goes another clerk on the rise in 2016. Who said a GE D has no value.

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  103. With all this heat on DB and his mama, they should both be on ankle monitoring, 2 flight risks taking plenty of county loot with them. Oh, Issa and Ian will join them.

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  104. Question…is this Brian Bingham guy caught up in this gay church sex scandal an officer or supervisor? Is he one of DB's people?

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  105. WE NEVER WORRY HOW ARE WE GOING TO PAY FOR IT. WE JUST CHARGE IT TO THE COUNTY OF ALAMEDA , AND GO ON WHIMSICAL TOLERANCE TOURS BASED ON NOTHING BUT SPEND SPEND SPEND AND SPEND TO THE TUNE OF $70.000, A TRIP. WHO GOES AN THESE TRIPS BOYS AND GIRLS, OF COURSE LA MOMA AND HER 0 COLLEGE CREDIT HAVING SON THE WIZARD OF WEED DERRICK BEDFORD, AND OF COURSE THE WICKED WITCH OF THE WEST ESA, WITH TYWAN TAYLOR AND RICHARD VALLE TOO THE BEDFORD BUNCH.

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  106. I'm getting overtime laughing at you idiots!!!!

    My Mamma aint worried about y'all

    #ineverworry #emotionalintellgence

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  107. Well, heck, I'll join the future IA investigation you all have going here, but just to say that I think we need to stop bashing our peers and focus on the real problem, the Administration.
    Like Tojo, I'm putting my name on my comment — Michele (note the single L, if you're wondering).

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  108. Patna it's all good!

    Make me get off!

    I'm reading ery word y'all write!

    But honestly since i don't read very well, I select text and my tablet reads it to me and the wifey!!!!

    Gloves coming off###

    #ineverworry #emotionalintellgence

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  109. Damn db or his crew y'all our stupid as fuck just shut up! You can't win! Let the people vent it will pass over! It would have stopped but dumb ass had to put that challenge out there and the door flew open everyone at the damn place tried to rush in! Just shut the fuck up! In fact don't read no more just get off the site! I have the feeling that this is going to get a lot worse for the db crew! Don't fuel the fire let it go!

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  110. Is Beatrice the real wizard of oz running the show at probation? That explains the continued demise of the department. Please bring back David Muhammad or Donald Blevins

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  111. Why did Beatrice who was the head clerical supervisor get magically promoted to Dennis Handis old job, but just with another fancy title? She didn't have to take a test. So she went from clerical supervisor to Chief of Staff.

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  112. Damn DB must be Darkwing Duck y'all insecure fools thinks he is everywhere. I just seen Tupac in a NeverWorry shirt. Ha Ha Ha Ha

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  113. Was DB involved in the perp walk of Dan Pagter at the PC?? He has helped empty out the JIO's at the hall.

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  114. In the earlier post, E. Akiyama's name was mentioned. This was no acting to Eric, it just draws attention to the bigger issue of failed leadership and lack of an adherence to policy.

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  115. Dumb people who can't pass the test want to put blame elsewhere! Julius Irving you don't deserve it! Stop hating! I'm seeing you write these posts!

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  116. You are so out of line! Even if this was Ms. Pitts-Johnson commenting why would you be so disrespectful…She has been with the department forever and has seen it all. Why wouldn't she deserve to promote??? She was suppose to stay a line staff forever??? Are you mad because she helps the kids in and out of custody???? She will give anyone the shirt off her back on any given day. She has a good heart. Stop being a hater and take the test….being mad will get you NO where.

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  117. Outsider looking in? Bullshit!Thanks Pitts-Johnson for your input now that you never had to test to be an IS1, but here you are, wow, an IS1. You and chief Harris became best of buddies and then all of a sudden you became an acting IS1, and now, how blessed you are to now be an permanent IS1 without never having to compete with other qualified individuals. I worked side by side with you at one point. Keep it real! Stop giving every girl in unit 6 your personal cell phone number. They don't even have access to their probation officer's personal cell number.

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  118. Akiyama is one of the coolest people in the department. Always pleasant. In addition I can say he loves his work. You can not have a problem with someone who is truly invested in helping our youth. More than I can say for others.

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  119. Y'all need Jesus. … being and outsider looking in, majority of these post look bitter filled with a bunch of emotions! Altho it seems like some things definitely needs to be looked at and addressed, not sure this is a proper way to get a solution. We've read getting the media, Governor Brown, the San Leandro number…. what can YOU do? Other than this form of “cyber bullying”, let my voice encourage you to be more than hot air…just hot air

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  120. That comment sounds like the ol' ball & chain protecting her husband. Would she protect his job lovers who look her in the face daily. Come on, this is the place where infidelity is bred. Come on baby let's kick box tonight. Sorry, I got you now, no need, no one else can have you, now play your position and watch my bad ass kids dearest.

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  121. Here's a question, who came up with the idea for the “pop-up” probation supervisor, Akiyama is the last one. Why not offer that gig to a deserving candidate who has expressed an interest in promoting, such as someone who actually sat for the supervisor test.

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  122. This is only the tip of the ice burg. There is no accountability once u become a supervisor you are protected. Just ask the female supervisor who took a minor out of a max unit the day before he was leaving for prison into an empty unit and went off camera for 45 min… ???
    Check the tape…

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  123. Damn I wish I had a secret anonymous detector…LOL!!! This thread has been more entertaining than all of reality TV combined.

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  124. Management by responding has shown that it is unqualified to lead! Where education might not be a big issue, leadership abilities is. Management must think that it's employees are stupid not to know it is them fighting back with their defense of Harris and Bedford! The street mentally has a place it is called the streets or the head of Rap companies! To speak of people coming up missing and to challenge put your body of work with other peoples is what niggas on the streets do, not professionals! Management to throw employees confidential acts out into the public is really a no no! To be in management you have to have thick skin but they say truth hurts. Even if nothing on this blog was true I would not have any confidence in the Management of Alameda County Probation Department for how they acted on this blog! No one is that blind they can't see those in management positions hiding behind Anonymous quotes. There was a better way to deal with this! Just saying smh

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  125. Every time you go to work which or are you trying to mentor and create? The weed dealing attempted murderer or the fraudulent unqualified manipulating drunk driving crony? BTW Mr. Bedford had all the respect in the world initially and WAS a model for rehabilitation/redemption until he developed this God complex and started beating down those weren't on his team. You would think the person with the biggest mistakes would understand those who make minor ones and not try to fire them without and kind progressive discipline. Respect has been lost over time this isn't anything new. People are jumping all over Mr. Bedford because Chief Harris was virtually non existent to line staff at the Hall. There are staff that STILL has never seen here face to face or even spoken to her.

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  126. Why staff bring drugs into facility for the kids. Why staff show rated r movies.why staff fight kids like grown men. Why staff staff talk about their sexual activity in front of the youth. Why staff show up to work when they want too.why staff get into near physical altercations infront of the youth. Why staff show porn at work. Why staff drink on duty.why staff falsify legal documents.why staff do fraudulent workmen comps claims. I'm not a big fan of Harris either but all these things existed before she got here. So it dont matter how many years you been with the department if you didn't do your job and was corrupt the entire time. This place is ghetto.they need to randomly drug test the staff this will show what Harris was really up against. Bedford felon yeap. Bedford excon yeap . Bedford in the system as a youth yeap. You Judas hypocrites that are hired to change the young men and women lives we service. I thought the goal was to find something in an individual that's redeemable and then rehabilitate that person. It took a white man to find him redeemable and a group of us to destroy him. Everytime I go to work I'm trying to mentor and create another Bedford.

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  127. OMG!!! This really sounds Criminal!!! I'm calling the San Leandro City Office at 510 577-3200. I suggest some of you do the same! How long has this sort of thing been pushed under the rug? Where's the Media? Why is the Mayor of San Leandro allowing this? This hurts!! Those poor kids!! OMG!!!

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  128. Some simple questions for you Mr. Bedford. What high school did you graduate from Mr. Bedford? What college did you graduate from Mr. Bedford? How many college units did you turn in with your application for employment Mr. Bedford? Is the answers none, none, none, and none? Yet Mr.Bedford You are the Compliance Director for Alameda County Probation Department right? How is this Possible? You refer people to your Foster Mother Chief La Donna Harris to placed on Administrative Leave with punishment up to termination, yet you Didn't graduate from high school; and you have no college units yet you were hired, how? You were a drug dealer and you have been locked up for attempted murder and have 2 DUI’s 1 felony. You have 0 college units but yet you still are the Compliance Director for the Alameda County Probation Department. If you have college units please correct me Mr. Bedford. Is Chief La Donna Harris of the Alameda County Probation Department Your FOSTER MOTHER ? Four none’s , yet you are still the Compliance Director for the Alameda County Probation Department. It must be your Foster Mother your mentor helping you. Doesn’t it look like nepotism to you Mr. Bedford ? Mr. Bedford do you think you should be arrested for fraud and walked out of the building since you don’t have the minimum college units to qualify for employment ?
    Mr. Bed ford these commits, all 150 plus, will be mailed to all members of the Board of Supervisors, to each one at their offices ,Cc copies to all members of the Civil Service Commission, Cc copies to the Mayor of Oakland CA ,Cc Copies to the Attorney General, for the state of California, Kamala Harris, Cc copies to Governor Jerry Brown. I sure you won’t answer because Chief Harris won’t let you, but the People mentioned previously above will make both of you answer a whole lot of questions.

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  129. There are over 150 JIO who have all used profanity while dealing with a minor at one time or another. There were only 4 names listed, making your unwarranted comment appear personal, attempting to remove the heat of the administration. None of the 4 people listed have ever hurt a kid, but everyone wants to forget about Mr. Bedford breaking the arm of a pregnant girl, telling a kid that's why I shot your uncle! I see when it comes to accountability it only applies to the JIO's. These people have countless offences only to be washed under the rug, Cassies Bedford was involved in physical altercation with Derrick Bedford ex-wife police were called, report was made, but she received a promotion. Jimmy Lee
    (Compliance Officer) stores is truck on county property, attempting to move it around so it won't be noticed. Derrick Bedford conducts is Kaiser work shop during county hours, wondering if the county is paying him while he is off site conducting other business. They run the department like a organized crime Family. LaDonna is the Boss of all bosses Derrick Bedford reference to himself as her under boss,then you have the lieutenant's. You get to be a lieutenant if you are willing to do the dirty work for the boss or the under boss, you have to prove to be loyal only to them and shady to line staff. LaDonna Harris looks for write-ups from supervisor on line staff using them like quota to feed her vindictive spirit. This is not about a hand full of staff, but about a corrupt department and poor leadership.

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  130. Check this out. I don't know why they mentionEd my name (Ryant Diew). I don't EVER write post without putting my name on it. If you think I'm a hater, say it to my face! I didn't write one word on this posting. I'm not a keyboard gangster, so leave my fucking name out of it please!

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  131. It's amazing how those who throw around all these letters behind their names and throw out credentials want to talk about “work and life experience” as a qualifier until it comes to their job. If you work towards a degree and get passed get passed over by someone who had the hook up without the requirements met you would have a problem too. Also when it comes to minimum requirements to work for Alameda County Probation in those positions it states clearly that ANY FELONY CONVICTION IS DISQUALIFYING. Look at the human resource website for the county. Would you want to hire cops who had felonies in their backgrounds? Judges? I not one to knock any person's hustle but when you get in under those kinds of circumstances you might want to tread lightly and not alienate those who know the truth.

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  132. Bedford & Harris obviously are the reason the Raiders are looking to leave Oakland. O yeah they also need to to take responsibility for the incarceration of Suge Knight. Its an outrage……..

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  133. D.Smith, R. Diew (Union), B. Bingham, S. Slaughter, don't make policy, and are not the topic, and are not the issue here. You are trying to spin this in another direction, and it's not gonna happen. The issues here are Queen La Momma Harris, and her 0 college credit having Foster Son Derrick Bedford: former Weed Kingpin of Oakland CA also he has 2 DUI'S. This article is about how she screwed up the Probation Department so bad, that her contract is not being renewed. Get it! Not stupid things, from Stupid People, about using profanity against the kids, dummy;or has Fred would say “You Big Dummy”.

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  134. She should have the status of a Lame Duck Chief! Harris should not be allowed to make Executive Decisions, beyond this point!

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  135. R. Harper choked a kid. J.Lee calls kids “Niggers” Bedford and LaMomma used the ” James King” fund, to travel and put him through school, which he promptly dropped out! Look on FB. The Bedfords are always on Vacation. Their in New Orleans now! He also has a gambling problem. An Oaks Club regular!

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  136. Yes, criminal. We know they're kids but we listen to them when they're on the units and at Rec and they will run into your house and have you, your Mom and your Grandmother lay down on the floor while they pistol whip your Dad and steal all your belongings. Yes, criminal…who will see you at a stop light…pull a gun on you and order you out of your car… What would you call them? The count is down because the judges are letting most of the kids off on electronic monitoring or home supervision. Crime is not down. Soon your idol, Ms. Harris will be laying off JIO's because the count is down. Don't praise the devil too soon.

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  137. Name Dropping= D.Smith uses profanity against kids, R. Diew (Union) uses profanity against kids, B. Bingham uses profanity against kids, S. Slaughter uses profanity against kids, etc… and 95+… stop the madness.

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  138. Lawsuits would come, and are coming because of LaMommas unjust actions. We're “Notworried” Get it! Lol

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  139. Karetta Williams is “Clerical” staff but she was Services as Needed. The Chief promoted her to a permanent employee because she could not pass the test. So it's not just DPOS and JIOS enduring all of the foolishness from the Chief.

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  140. Name dropping = Diversion/ploy to take the focus off of who is REALLY leaving the comments. Don't believe the hype.

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  141. Mason Cooper, stop wasting space! You heard about ” The Truth! ” while you were getting your hair done.

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  142. If she is cutting out on overtime…than why is DB getting overtime??? What overtime work is he doing…Hmmmmmm

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  143. Bedford the post at 8:03 am is you or one of the Bedford Gang try to redeem your image; not gonna happen. Those things happen at every work site and most probation departments. But its no excuse for LA Moma Harris to kill maim and destroy the staff by throwing out progressive discipline out of the window She is La Donna Harris She is not God, and she needs to stop acting like she is God. she is a power hungry maniacal person who wants to prop up Bedford and all of his never worry friends. Don't get it twisted; your Pro Bedford mini drama has no impact; come back and tell me how many college units Bedford has and if he does not qualify( no college units), he should be walked out placed on admin leave and fired for fraud. He is out of compliance if he does not have the basic college units to have the job,right 8:03 AM ?

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  144. The count is down because LaMomma wanted overtime cut off, thus sending kids to GPS, and Home Sup.!! Oh, and maybe…just maybe, the kids are staying out because they are handling they're business!!!

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  145. Why won't she just go!!!!..Her contract was up!!… Her type of leadership is clearly not wanted or needed for this department. Allowing her to stay while they find someone eles is just allowing her to continue with the madness…After her children/minions run and tell her all this…the whole department will be punished. Just go already!!! She has damaged us in the worst way possible!!..Just reading the threads indicate a SERIOUS problem. I'm not gonna credit her for the good work that is being done. The work good is being done by folks who love and value the probation profession!!! She hasn't done anything but created a big divide. What chief in their right mind would go to a civil service commission hearing in support of and rally for a F*** clerk to become a supervising probation officer….No probation casework experience just CLERK work..o_O Only because the person is on every committee that has ever been created qualifies her…What a JOKE!!!! Please tell me where they do that!!..It's ridiculous!!!! and they almost pulled it off. Under her regime CLERKS are on the RISE!!!!..They are more than welcome to come in at the DPO1 level and work their way up…that how its always been and it should stay that way…But not with this devil of a woman. All you need is committee credit, tell her how great she is and call her moma!!! Its a damn shame!!!! that this is being allow to happen to us. Because of this ..I wonder which clerk or criminal will get promoted now! or better yet how many made up IA's will be started. This has truly let a bunch of worms out of the can!!!!

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  146. Thank you but have you forgotten how ghetto and ignorant our coworkers are. This is a reflection of the people there. It's the same type of people leaving comments showing off our department.

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  147. Bedford doesn't even have a H.S. Diploma! Another County, would never hire him. He's a Felon!! He shouldn't have gotten hired at this place, but he definitely needs to be “Fired” when “Harris” is!!!

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  148. Keep drinking that Kool Aid and you will get there!!!

    Can we get the Board of Supes or the Attorney General on this thread?

    Someone should draft a letter to AG and or the BOS!!!!

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  149. Why staff bring drugs into facility for the kids. Why staff show rated r movies.why staff fight kids like grown men. Why staff staff talk about their sexual activity in front of the youth. Why staff show up to work when they want too.why staff get into near physical altercations infront of the youth. Why staff show porn at work. Why staff drink on duty.why staff falsify legal documents.why staff do fraudulent workmen comps claims. I'm not a big fan of Harris either but all these things existed before she got here. So it dont matter how many years you been with the department if you didn't do your job and was corrupt the entire time. This place is ghetto.they need to randomly drug test the staff this will show what Harris was really up against. Bedford felon yeap. Bedford excon yeap . Bedford in the system as a youth yeap. You Judas hypocrites that are hired to change the young men and women lives we service. I thought the goal was to find something in an individual that's redeemable and then rehabilitate that person. It took a white man to find him redeemable and a group of us to destroy him. Everytime I go to work I'm trying to mentor and create another Bedford.

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  150. I'm an outside objective. These statements are very Disturbing, and somewhat sounds like inside “Corruption!!!” The city of San Leandro, or maybe even the States Office really should Investigate these claims!!! This is not good to hear!!

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  151. Let us not forget Windy The Witch, pointed nosed, Esa who drives a V-8 powered Broom; who is also a Chief La Moma Harris crony. Esa helped to push La Moma agenda by sitting on employment panels during interviews for the ISI Supervisors jobs to make sure the right people got picked for supervisors. Hence, now we have the Bedford Gang, all coming from the WETA program, supervised by Derrick Bedford. Tifffiny Thomas, J Pierson, Cassie Bedford (Bedfords wife), Tywan Taylor,and acting ISI Richard Valle, and J. Lee( who frequently calls the kids NIGGERS when their locked behind closed doors). For her role in helping to build La Moma's House, Esa was promoted to Assistant Chief of Alameda County Probation. Nepotism, Cronyism, and Favoritism in action!!!! This website will reach a 100 comments, the truth is coming out. By the way J Lee was caught sleeping on job, why wasn't he been Walked out and put on Admin Leave Hmm?

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  152. The Board of Supervisor shold take a look at everyone's job title in administration, meaning those that were hired during Harris' leadership. People were given jobs, without there ever being a job announcement of an open position ever being posted. Leticia Henderson, what's your job title again in administration? Is HARRIS your auntie?

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  153. Ian “Wrong” Long, are you the protector for that drug dealer, criminal,thief Bedford? Did you make a deal with Mom LaDonna Harris that you would make sure Bedford do not get booted out with her? Is that why she hired your wife to be a probation officer in adults and your sister-in-law to be a juvenile instituional officer in the home supervision and gps unit with Bedford's wife?

    Did you call the EX-Chief mom?

    To Mom Harris:
    My wife and sister-in-law wants a job too.

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  154. I Never Worry, while Moma is Here. But what am I gonna do when she leaves? Ian Wrong, will Protect ME. Naw, Ian Wrong gonna be singing a New Song called I'm Long Gone.

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  155. It is amazing to follow this thread, because the truth is coming out about the supervisors that were given jobs promoted over people more qualified, mostly because they were friends with Derrick Bedford,or Married to him. Derrick Bedford got in the Department through the Back door because of a misguided Judge with no college at all, and his shady connections to Chief Harris. Can you say Foster Son. It is also Amazing that every church you attend Chief LA MOMA Harris, they ask you to leave and never come back. Why is that? Must be the Agenda you try to spread. The church has to remove you like a bad cancer before you ruin it. Now the Board supervisor has to remove you like a bad cancer, before you destroy this department with your demonic spirit and all the demons you have given power to in the department. The chickens have come home to roost, Be not deceived; God is not mocked: for whatever a man sows, that shall he also reap. A Foot in the Ass to you as you leave begone, Chief Harris.

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  156. Ian “Wrong” Long. Another “Cronyism” pick. This place is ran worst than McDonald's!!! Bring Ladner back!!

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  157. Harper(choked a kid) J. Lee (asleep on the job, & no Adm. Leave off) but they're compliance officers!!! , which is not a real, HR mandated position! Another form of ” Cronyism” and ” Never Worry Ass Kissin'!!! Investigations, & Demotions should follow!!!

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  158. WTF? Ladonna Harris and the drug dealer/compliance officer DB stole money from the JAMES KING FUND?

    Harris and Bedford,how much jail time are you both going to get for this? Are you going to place yourselves on Administrative Leave?

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  159. THE DEPARTMENT OF JUVENILE JUSTICE NEED TO INVESTIGATE LADONNA HARRIS AND THE OPERATIONS OF THE ALAMEDA COUNTY JUVENILE JUSTICE CENTER IN SAN LEANDRO CALIFORNIA.

    THE STATE GOVENOR SHOULD INVESTIGATE LADONNA HARRIS AND ALL OF HER UNFAIRNESS AND HER ILLEGAL ACTIVITIES.

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  160. If you want to become a Director in the Juvenile Division you must chase a prostitute and shout Praise the Lord and God is good to me and my wife.

    If you want to become a Compliance Officer, sell drugs, commit crime, go to prisom and DON'T WORRY about getting and education becase MOMMIE wil promoted you and you spouse. And your spouse will take the job position of GPS AND Home Supervision supervisor.

    If you want to provide group session to folks, well, go to prison and first learn to sit in group and and start you on group counseling. You don't need to go college and you don't need need a degree to be a therapist. Remember your street smarts and your prison knowledge and now you are a therapist and you can help people with their problems.

    If you want to become the CHIEF of Staff, you must first be a clerical supervisor and you must not apply for the job, because the job will never be posted. But you must be on all of Mommie's committees.

    If you want to get promoted call the Boss Lady Mommie and attend her church.

    If you want to travel and you do not work for Probation, ask Mommie to go to the board of supervisors to pay for all of you expenses.

    oops, mommmie has lost control of her house.
    Bad Mommie, Bad Mommie, Bad Mommie.

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  161. Tojo Thomas, Ryant Diew, Nathan Hill, Robert Moss, Brian Bingham, Alan Waugh, Nathan Hill, Jamal Nero, Monee Bailey etc…. Not so anonymous

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  162. Is that you Moma La Donna threatening people or is it your Drug dealer Compliance Director Foster Son DB.

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  163. If there are recent reductions in juvenile and adult probation activity, it is reflective of public policy shifts, which LaDonna has no impact on. Get it straight.

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  164. Speaking of retards, how did Jennifer Brown promote to the ranks of supervisor, let alone a director?

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  165. Great news! What an absolute disaster she has been. Suspending people with full pay without substantial justification only to bring them back to work without consequence after 5, 6, or 7 months costing the tax payers of Alameda County millions of wasted dollars in overtime for people still working while the suspended employees sits at home, goes on vacation or just hangs out. Attempting to promote people completely unqualified for sworn peace officer management positions because of their loyalty to her totally ignoring many qualified and experienced Deputy Probation Officers. Spending thousands if not hundreds of thousands of tax payer dollars by taking 11 or so juveniles annually, along 11+ staff and management personal, on weeks long trips across the country that have no redeeming value to the citizens of Alameda County. Allowing at least one known abuser of peace officer powers seeking the services of prostitutes, more than once, to soothe his libido to be promoted. And making unwanted sexual advances toward female coworkers that I made her aware of. I am told in her management meetings she scolded her managers if they failed to stick together even if they were wrong. Knowing that there was active racial discrimination and unrest within the department but did nothing, I know because I reported this to her personally. There is lots more about this woman's management that hurt and chilled the department. I know this because I was once the head shop steward with our union and had a VERY strong hand in the operations of the department, to some degree running certain departmental policy and operations. Because of my union work and my attempt develop policies that benefitted the entire department and the community, managers and line staff would frequently contacted me with information of issues and plans that mangement had in mind. I still had a few of those contacts when I retired.

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  166. “Criminal” you shouldn't work for the department if that's how you view our youth/client’s. This is embarrassing for our department and a direct reflection of it's employees, including yourselves.

    Interesting that theres no mention of all the good work we do under her leadership. Juvenile Hall counts down 1/3, adult revocations and juvenile violations down more than 1/3, and the number of adults and juveniles on Probation have gone down at least 1/2… check into those facts too. Let's all please stop it. We are role models and leaders acting like children on social media. We would tell our children not to engage in this type of embarrassing communication and we know better and should show better. I appreciate LaDonna!

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  167. Wasn't the shirts purchased out of the “James King Fund”! Now if that ain't a conflict of interest I don't know what is ( scratches head, and drops mic)!

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  168. Mason Cooper, why do you feel the need to post your academic credentials? I think you are receiving free never worry gear.

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  169. This is so sad!!! so f***** sad that this department has been turned into having to be on a committee, backstabbing, ass kissing, robotic, micro managed hell hole. If you are on any of her ass licking committees( which you have to be chosen first) you are well on your way to being promoted. It doesn't matter how many years of dedication you've given the department or your experience, as long as you skin and grin and go along with all her madness on her hand chosen fuckfesses (i.e. the committees)you're in.

    As a leader she was suppose to catapult this department to the top, to stay one of the best, but instead we have been pushed back and are considered the bottom feeders. The retards she has put in leadership positions are a big JOKE!!! and a slap in the face to the future of our department. The damage she has done will last for many years after she's gone. The department's morale has been at its all time low with this so-called chief. I wonder how she sleeps at night!!!..I mean really she has done NOTHING but divide us and turn us all against each other….SHAME on the Alameda County Board of Supervisors for hiring her thinking she could do the job. The BOS have truly failed our profession in the worst way possible.

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  170. Mason Cooper, AA(2), BA, BS, MSA. I am sure you have worked very hard to achieve your education goals. What you stated had a very Kumbaya feel to it, but it was also very degrading. Why should a person with street Cred that lacks the very basic educational requirements to get hired, 45 college units, get a Pass. If he has more than 0 units please correct me. Mr. Bedford stated he was willing to put up his body of work against all comers. When Bedford was questioned in regards to his education, he deleted his statements from the website and ran for the hills. No one that applies for the job today would get in the way Bedford got in, so he shouldn't have got in in the first place. A misguided Judge or perhaps his misguided Foster Mother La Donna Harris, had strings pulled for him; in either case he still does not have the BASIC REQUIREMENTS for the job. You advocate for Mr. Bedford, knowing he is not qualified for the job. You say, “STOP HATING”, but you don't know what you are taking about, you don’t work for the probation department, and if you do work for the Probation Department,open your dam eyes. The Probation Depart is now nothing more than a Chicken shack, with rampant Nepotism, Cronyism, and favoritism, ran By Momma La Donna Harris and her Foster Son Derrick Bedford and his band of Merry IS1 supervisors, With his GED from Camp Sweeney hanging on the wall. Does Google, IBM, Microsoft, Clorox, hire based on emotional intelligence, or do they hire the best and the brightest from college. Perhaps you should hire Mr. Bedford He has a degree in street cred from East Fourteenth Street University, with majors in drug dealing and attempted murder and a minor in shooting at people plus 2 DUI”S. IS that what our troubled youth really need, is more street cred? Does Microsoft need more street cred? Ask yourself a question Mason Cooper, why are so Many People writing on this website, and none of it is good, it’s called telling the truth not hating. Abusive People like Chief La Donna Harris aka Momma does a lot of dirt behind closed doors out of the eye of the public. Now she being exposed to the public, 50 plus comments and climbing, the avg is two comments per article.

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  171. Lets get off Bedford and talk about the hundreds of thousands of dollars Ms. Harris spent on the Tolerance tour for the last three years! Does the community and BOS know how she took 12 Criminals to Tennessee and Herself, of course, and abut 9 other members of her entourage on a spending spree to Tennessee and LA, Universal studios where our county dollars bought Breakfast, lunch, dinner, snacks and souvenirs all on the County Pocketbook!! Not to mention that half the kids that she picked for this tour are either in Prison now or dead? Check into that! If this was supposed to be a learning experience for the youngsters why did SHE have to go EVERY year. Things that make you go hmmmmmmmm.

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  172. Mr. Compliance Officer! Who is supervising you, cause we still failing inspections! Yeeeeeep, we know that inspector told you to get ya paperwork in order or you was gon feel it!

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  173. Well, now that you mention Munoz (sorry Munoz ), Why did he and others get demoted or fired for DUI's? Derrick Bedford has a couple, one which is a felony (property damage ), went to Santa Rita and he didn't even get put on Administrative Leave? Shouldn't everyone who got fired or demoted get their jobs back since he never lost his? Fair is fair right? Furthur more you got people being put on Administrative Leave for an expiring lincense! Maaaannn, you got people getting written up for wearing warm jackets in el nino !!!!

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  174. Really?????? Are you all serious? The goal is our community and our clients. You all are worried about what everyone else is doing and crying about what position(s) you did not get. Worry about yourselves. It's sad that WE as a department are looking a fool right now because some of you are in your feelings. When in reality WE do a lot on a day to day basis. The bottom line is you don't have to work there, if you don't like it then maybe it's time for a change. Sitting here putting everyone's name out there is simply ridiculous!!!

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  175. Dear Alameda County Sheriff's Department, Please don't send your retards to run the Probation Department. If you have retards like Harris, please send them to John George.

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  176. Many have discussed credentials, education, volumes of work within the community. Mason Cooper, when Mr. Bedford began working with the staff, he was embraced and well respected. The young man brought a new perspective and positive energy to the department. Somewhere along the way, he became entrenched with a passion to prove to those who did not matter that he would show them, and they would bow down. Many purchased his t-shirts, sweatshirts, and now a bullshit ass, poorly written piece of false propaganda book that he does not believe in himself. He used European tactics to gain entry by stepping on others. Sad, very sad to watch this young man change for the worse. Cronyism has been exposed in the hiring practices within the Probation Department; many employees have been skipped over for those who are less qualified. It's very unfortunate, that someone with five years of experience are more qualified to obtain a promotion opposed to one who has 10-15 years of service that exceeds the standard of performance. Hate is a strong word. Envy is even stronger. No one hates Mr. Bedford, many are despised as to the inner-workings within the department that he has aligned himself to the negativity that he perpetuates. He should have a forum against those, but then again, only a person on conscious mind would never have called out meaningless individuals to discuss his body of work which appears very shallow and minimal on a small scale. What can he compare his body of work too? A guest appearance on the Today Show, or how about when a copy of the book was slipped to the POTUS, which was never mentioned in mainstream media. How about a guest appearance on the Oprah Winfrey Show. Damn, I'm still trying to figure out his volume on MENIAL work. I guess you can compare his work to a blue whale chewing on a tic-tac, no relevance at all. Many are angered by the events that have taken place within probation. Now they want to vent behind a computer screen instead of confronting the man they call DB, who is above the Oakland Patriot plan. But again, no one is hating on that man, he has destroyed the spirit around probation and nor is he strong enough to deal with the personal attacks. The metaphor of throwing a rock at a pack of dogs and one will holla holds true. Its a sign of weakness because a pack of dogs are strong in strength, and would never flinch over negative adversity.

    iNeverWorry. Free Munoz, because we know you had something to do with his demise.

    iNeverWorry equates to iAmAWeakling

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  177. Isn't it a form of intimidation when the compliance officer “DB” says to staff ” when you ready to get on my team let me know”.

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  178. Doesn't California Law state that if you want to hire for a position you must post it, in order to give everyone interested a chance to apply even if you know who you want to hire for the job? Why wasn't this done for the compliance officer position, better yet why is there no such job, or job description listed?

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  179. I have to agree with most of the comments. Ms. Harris has been Horrible since she took office! She's been a dictator and has wielded her sword again and again cutting DEEP into the hearts of many of the hard working, dedicated employees of Alameda County. Please, please investigate her doings extensively!! Many great employees have been passed over for positions that they applied for because they weren't part of “The good ole boys club” and weren't willing to be subservient to her! People who have been with the department for over 15 and 20years were passed over and jobs were given to people who have been with the department for 2 and three years. People who have been caught sleeping on the job were promoted to supervisory positions. Firing people for trivial matters…no written warning or suspension…just termination! Just horrible. We don't like her. We don't trust her and we hope that you put ANYONE in her place. Anyone would do a better job. She has no ethics and no Heart!!!

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  180. I am an outsider who follow BOS politics and Steven's posts. When I see so many comments on an article by Steven, there is a serious problem somewhere. I don't believe BOS will make this right for you guys because corruption has plagued them. I would recommend to take this matter to Governor Brown's office. I have seen success when complains go to that office. You guys keep up the great work that you do for our community.

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  181. Does several years of continuous service or volunteer work in the field count for anything? I mean, I have my credentials, but I would also think one could come by theirs from experience or is that not true? Doesn't probation offer many training opportunities, including conferences and other institutional educational opportunities one could take advantage of and become learned and skilled? Obviously he was able to learn something valuable, he was able to produce a book that deals with a subject matter used within the confines of the hall. Lastly, even when people are well qualified academically and otherwise, in most cases across the board, the promotions go to people who are well qualified and well liked. Ironically, favor often gives us a little boost. That's life. In the larger context, White Privilege operates in a social class context whereby racial preference is used to grant people access. In this situation, I think street credibility is working for the benefit of experience. It means he was once where those kids are and can connect on a very deep level, which means he can reach them. Street kids don't want to be bothered with suits all the time. It infuriates most of them. There is enough room there for both types of people, the straight laced, law and order, never been in any trouble type of people, and people who have had some troubles and learned from them. The kids needs the best of both worlds. Use your energy to help those kids and stop bickering about something that lacks importance. SAVE OUR YOUTH!

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  182. Preach! All these “Educated” people love to bring down others because their light isn't shining!

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  183. Will the commission take a look at those who were wrongfully put on leave or fired for simple mistakes without progressive discipline because they weren't part of the “in” crowd at the time? Can those cases be reopened?

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  184. **PSA STOP THE JEALOUSY, ENVY AND TALK…***
    You never know who knows who and whom will be where at what time. Today I overheard someone talking about someone I know pretty well. I know of many of their struggles and challenges and I also know that lately they have been blessed.
    People, just because someone doesn't have a liberal arts education, doesn't mean they ARE NOT qualified for a higher position on their job, especially if they have been on their job nearing 20 years. The individual that was spoken about turned their life around and apparently since they are now publicly visible and shining on the job and off, people are having a problem.
    When someone has lived through something and learned from their experiences, they are uniquely better qualified and definitely equally qualified as people with academic credentials. Moreover, all of the ivy league schools are offering lots of free coursework. The only thing you do not get is a transcript to say you attended and graduated. So, there are plenty of ways to come by the information one needs to do a great job in many of the administrative positions that are out here.
    So what someone is a felon, if they are not committing felonious acts today, what they did yesterday doesn't matter. If they didn't embezzle, touch a child, rape a woman, or brutally beat anyone, we are talking non violent crime. Crime that in many other countries has been decriminalized. STOP HATING. If most of the people who are talking were put up to the light to check for transparency and really given a thorough background check, they would be out of the door simply based on the people they associate with and likely some of their Facebook posts would end them.
    Don't be mad because the good lord blessed someone and opened a door that may have been otherwise closed to them. Be happy that they can be a beacon of light and hope for others who are trying to transcend horrible circumstances. Be happy they can take care of their family without doing crime, be happy for their good fortune. If you have a degree, your turn will come. Just keep working hard. Don't be mad at the next person for receiving a blessing.
    Lastly, so what someone in power looked out for them and was close to them. THAT'S CALLED A BLESSING. Do they do their job, YES, are they good at their job, YES, are they in a new position and should they be given time to adjust for the learning curve to correct weaknesses, ABSOLUTELY.
    Whomever you are, you are “worried” about the wrong thing and obviously, he's never does.

    PS. I'm Mason Cooper. AA(2), BA, BS, MSA. I come from the neighborhood and understand these youth. They need someone like DB. Books and classes do not give you EVERYTHING you need to deal with the issues these young men come with. There has to be a balance. I am also glad he has some protection and insulation against all of the hate that is being spewed on this post. Calm it down. I had to hear about this in the streets today while I was getting my daughter's hair done. #Chill

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  185. Sounds like a bunch of bitter people who don't have anything better to do than complain… If you geniuses were SO QUALIFIED, why weren't you guys promoted before Chief Harris was placed in that seat? #getbacktowork

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  186. #right and the weird thing is, the Probation Department is the most intelligent branch of Law Enforcement in the County, but they always put fools in charge instead of those qualified and deserving!!

    #GO FIGURE

    #SILENCE

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  187. #Wow The Alameda County Pro-Idiot Department run by bonafide idiots. One fool had the nerve to respond!!!! He got some good advice late and pulled his comment# #Too late!!! Knowing full well this madness must end! #Too many people tired of LaMamma promoting people that do not deserve it over those that do. then it always turns out these people are a few beers short of a six pack!!!

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  188. The madness will end if BOS chooses to hire someone immediately to do the Chief's job who has Probation experience. Is that too much to ask?

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  189. We are learning that there was some shady business between Ladonna Harris and County Human resources regarding some promotional hiring's in the past few years. All interview panels were rigged. Kathy Mount from County human resources has to be investigated by an outside agency.

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  190. well looks like SHH will hit the fan. you cant fix stupid and its sad cause the hall will fall apart. lets see if the chosen favorite will still be a favorite after the departure. and does she know she was conned by the ex con. what goes around will come around. hopefully the county does an investigation and those promoted and all the minions get demoted. its gonna get real

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  191. STEVEN TAVARES, hold Mr Bedford(compliance Director of Juvenile hall), accountable at his word. Bedford stated he would put his body of work on the table for comparison. I see when he was asked to produce real college transcripts, the basic amount needed to qualify for the job, 45 units. He removed his comment (This comment has been removed by the author), Never Worry, February 4, 2016 at 11:59 AM. STEVEN TAVARES,Ask Derick Bedford Compliance Director ISII Supervisor for Alameda County Probation Department to produce the Required number of college credits to qualify for the job, after all, he is the compliance Director who passes judgement on others, Why can't he produce college transcripts ? Never went? STEVEN TAVARES investigate this matter Mr. Bedford is doing the public business and the the public has a right to know. Mr. Bedford I think it's time WORRY, the civil service commision will be notified.

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  192. Put your Never worry college transcripts on the page in your body of work,that qualifies for you to meet the basic requirements for you to be in the building,and tell everyone That La Donna is your foster mother, while you're putting things on the table. Your college transcripts WILL NEVER SHOW UP, BECAUSE YOU NEVER WENT, and you NEVER should have gotten the job. A Judge gave you a pass, street cred is not college so put up the basic 45 units if you got them,prove me wrong !!! and if you don't, you NEVER WENT. I HOPE SOMEONE FROM THE CIVIL COMMISSION READS THIS. So #peace #ineverworry #emotionalintellgence. You better start worrying, and you spelled intelligence wrong hmm. what do they say in the Allstate Commercial Silence.

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  193. Never worry, my ass. If we put our names here, you will go crying to LA Mama and get us all walked out. You commenting on here let's everybody know you are worried as hell. Get a real life. You ain't no leader.

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  194. They should also look into Human Resources heads Mary Welch and Kathy Mount who has been working closely with Ladonna in rigging interview panels so that she could hire her Cronys.

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  195. Momma Aka LaDonna Harris, has been fired, wonder what all her bad children Aka (Supervisors), are gonna do now ? Never Worry !!!

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  196. This woman is a mess the sheriff's dept staff didn't care for her either. If you have an education you don't get promoted. If you try to get a job in probation you can't even if you're qualifed. Yay for the non contract renewal.so many people have been ages on admin leave without proper protocol. Lets see what her favorite people going to do when she leaves.

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  197. Promoted her foster Son Derik Bedford Derick Bedford to ISII Supervisor also promoted Derick Bedford's wife Cassie Bedford to supervisor and promoted all of Derick Bedford's Friends who he supervised in the WETA program to supervisors who had less seniority in the job and were less qualified.

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  198. One of her crony's Haleh Sultani who tried to get promoted to a position that she was not qualified to apply for, was shut down by the civil service commission 5-0. Now Labooma might appoint her as acting Chief.

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  199. By MW:

    If the members of the AC Board of Supervisors really believe that LaDonna Harris did not do a good job, then I am surprised that she is being basically fired, and altho it might be referred to as just a decision to not renew her contract.

    More specifically, the way it normally works in AC government is that if a high ranking person does a bad job, the person is almost always given a promotion and a pay raise. Somewhat related to that, the way one person, and who has been following AC government for much longer and much more closely than myself, put it is that the highest ranking people in AC government are very mediocre and low in intelligence (and I think he was being very diplomatic in that comment), and therefore are scared of having anyone in their insiders club who is intelligent and of high caliber, so therefore generally the people they appoint to high ranking positions are people similar to themselves, in other words people who are mediocre and of low intelligence. (In a way related to that fact that first rate people hire first rate people and second rate people hire third rate people.)

    However sometimes there is so much media publicity concerning one of the turkeys and jokers that has a high ranking and highly paid position in AC government, that therefore the Board of Supervisors is forced to “fire” the character. However what usually happens in that case is that a few months later, and after the media is no longer closely looking, the person who is an incompetent and/or crook is quietly given another high ranking job in AC government that pays just as much or more.

    In other words, the big boys and the insiders run AC government just like a big organized crime ring, and with its main reason for existence being to rip off the ordinary citizens.

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