Recap Of Righeimer's DUI Stop
I know... you're probably as sick of this issue as I am, but it's likely that you've missed some of the drama, so your humble correspondent will attempt to capture most of it right here on the old Cauldron.
Since Righeimer was stopped a week ago based on a tip from a discredited former Riverside police officer who has been working for the law firm employed by the Costa Mesa Police Officers Association Righeimer seems to have been omnipresent in the media. I'm going to try to provide links to most of that for you below. Just click on the name.
I must tell you that there have been some very interesting comments coming out of this issue - most of them from Righeimer. For example, in one of the early stories, where Righeimer was made aware of the link between the guy who reported him as driving drunk and the law firm that represented the Costa Mesa police, he is quoted as saying, "Are you kidding me? The playbook guys?" Righeimer said of the firm. "I knew I wasn't crazy. I knew it! I knew it! I knew it!" I found myself thinking, "Not so fast, Jimbo. Nobody said you were not crazy!"
LAW FIRM A CRIMINAL ENTREPRISE?
Twice, that I heard, Righeimer referred to the law firm involved, Lackie, Dammeier and McGill, as a criminal enterprise! Twice! At least! And, those words are memorialized by electronic recording.
TAKE A DEEP BREATH...
So, the following is a roster of only some of the articles/interviews on this issue over the past week. Take your time...
Daily Pilot - Righeimer Sobriety Test - 8/23/12
Daily Pilot - Righeimer Press Conference - 8/24/12
Orange County Register - Press Conference - 8/24/12
Link to law firm, Lackie, Dammeier and McGill
KCAL9 video coverage of press conference, 8/24/12
Register - Accuser linked to Union law firm, 8/25/12
Daily Pilot - Jason Chamness Commentary denouncing law firm, 82712
Righeimer on John and Ken Audio Tape, 8/27/12
Daily Pilot - P.I. 'I wasn't investigating Righeimer" - 8/28/12
Righeimer on John and Ken Audio Tape - 8/28/12
KCAL9 report on Press Conference - 8/28/12
KNBC report on Press Conference - 8/28/12
ABC7 report on Press Conference - 8/28/12
Register - Police union negotiator targeted city councilmen - 8/29/12
Righeimer on FoxBusiness Channel - 8/29/12
ONE MORE TIME!
I'm sure there will be more to come.. This should keep you busy. But, in case it doesn't, you can watch his five-minute rant at a recent City Council meeting that he says may have set this off in the first place.