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  • Wednesday, October 01, 2008

     

    Rocco’s Petty Theft Ketchup charge makes news

    Rocco’s Petty Theft Ketchup charge makes news
    Los Angeles television news channels broke the story of Orange Unified School District Trustee and Santa Ana City Council candidate Steve Rocco being ticketed for theft on Thursday, September 30th, 2008 by the Orange Police after being stopped and detained by a Chapman University campus security guard for allegedly stealing a 14 oz. bottle of Heinz ketchup from an outside dining area at the university. The story was picked up first by local blog OC Blog of Red Country, then by other television stations across California (see links below), the Associated Press, and eventually nationally on FOX News.

    Rocco’s business at Chapman University was not immediately clear in any news reports. Speculation is that Rocco was at Chapman University looking for his local nemesis Chapman University Political Science Professor Fred Smoller. Smoller was active in the unsuccessful Rocco Recall Attempt. Smoller videotaped Rocco at OUSD Board meetings for a documentary. Smoller posted clips of the documentary on YouTube as part of the recall campaign. In what appears to be an appropriate day and time, Smoller’s Rocco documentary is scheduled to air on local PBS channel KOCE on Halloween, October 31st, 2008 at 11:30 p.m.

    This latest Rocco controversy at the end of his elected four-year controversial career on the OUSD Board (he is intelligible for re-election and his last Trustee meeting is November 13, 2008), is strikingly familiar to the story Rocco often tells about how he first decided to enter politics to fight “the Partnership”. Rocco has often related the story of how “the Partnership” controlled the judge in another Rocco shoplifting charge in 1981. In that case, Rocco was charged and convicted of stealing sausage and Kodak film from a Santa Ana Albertson’s grocery store. Rocco, who fought the charges in a Santa Ana court, recounts how he believes his conviction on those charges was orchestrated and controlled by Albertsons and Kodak who he believes is part of a conspiracy of corporate and publicly elected wrong-doers he calls “the Partnership” who run all things evil and corrupt in Orange County. Rocco insists that the presiding judge was also controlled by the Partnership. Rocco contends this first shoplifting episode and brush with the “Partnership” led him to a life dedicated to fighting the corrupt Partnership.

    If convicted on this latest petty theft charge, Rocco faces a fine of up to $250.

    STORY LINKS:
    OC BLOG

    OC BLOG Follow UP

    LA TIMES

    OC Register

    CBS NEWS

    FOX NEWS

    MSNBC

    Mercury News


    Comments:
    This story made http://detentionslip.org ! Check it out for all the crazy headlines from our schools.
     
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