Stop your hysterics.
I applaud and thank whomever painted the words "Recall Gomes and Brown" as well as "UTS" on the mural.
The publicity it gave the recall effort was unexpected but appreciated. It clearly illustrates the double standard Gomes, Brown, Garman, Schussel and their VIB associates live by which strikes at the core of their existence and the reasons for the recall. They are the biggest self serving group of phony's and hypocrites in existence. They regularly engage in chest thumping and intimidating behavior to suppress anyone who disagrees with them or their anti police, anti fire fighter, anti business, vendetta based political agenda. I have spoken out against them for years and in retaliation I have become a victim of some of the most aggressive and ruthless attempts to defame, discredit and silence their opponents to date.
Marti Brown and Tony Pearsall are responsible for the harassment and intimidation against Eric Raahague and his mother. They called them both and made threats stating what they would do if the so called graffiti was not removed immediately. Those threats included sending their own people there to paint over the questionable words. This threat was carried out by VIB associate Wendall Quigley and it is documentd on a video appearing on the VIB website ibvallejo.com
Despite what VIB claims, Mr. Raahague, specifically never agreed to allow Quigley or anyone else to alter the murals in any way.
Council member Brown threatened to sue Mr. Raahague if the murals were not painted over immediately.
Mr. Raahague conveyed this information to Derrick O"Keefe, the artist who created the murals with my assistance, asking O"Keefe to come there right away and paint over them.
What are Gomes and Brown going to do when the manufactured recall signs are put up all over Vallejo? Neither they nor any of their VIB supporters will be able to touch them because our recall committees are properly and legally registered with the California Secretary of State, which affords our signs the same legal protection as a sign of any candidate running for political office.
Ironically, and for years, Gomes, Brown and VIB have whined and complained for every time one of their political signs was vandalized, illustrating that as long as their point prevails that is all that matters.
This small group believes and regularly demonstrates that they are calling the shots for all of us. This is not true. All they have succeeded in doing is dividing our city and preventing any and all attempts at healthy growth and business generation.
By promoting the recall of Gomes and Brown, the proponents are exercising their legal rights under Federal Election Laws as well as State laws.
Gomes, Brown and Pearsall have visited at least six proponents of the recall and harassed them in an attempt to intimidate them for their involvement.
None of them were swayed and formal complaints have been lodged. The case is currently under reveiw by the Solano County District Attorney to ensure appropriate criminal charges are filed against them.
Gomes', Brown's and, Pearsll's behavior is reminiscent of the oppressive retaliation which takes place in countries that do not guarantee their citizens the same rights to freely express their opinions and political beliefs as we have, and recently seen in Egypt, Syria and Libya.
The recall is one of the best examples of how our wonderful constitution and legal system allows the people of this country to change what they do not like and agree with.
Thank you for your support.