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Democrat Assemblywoman CAUGHT Lying About Opposing $$ for Fallen Ventura County Sheriff Family

Read the statement of Assemblywoman Jacqui Irwin carefully.  Not she says she is dropping out of support for a fund raiser for the family of Borderline victim, Deputy Sheriff Ron Helus.  Why?  Because the Sheriff is no longer participating.  But, note it does not deny the two significant charges made against her.

  1.  That her office asked the Sheriff to drop out of raising money for the families of a dead Deputy Sheriff.  In an Acorn article, this was noted, “Irwin did not deny that her office reached out to the sheriff with concerns. At no time did she give any orders, she said.”  Yet her official statement omits this truth.  https://www.toacorn.com/articles/sheriffs-department-pulls-out-of-charity-football-game-for-fallen-officer/
  2. That she did not want Republicans taking part. of an effort to help Fallen Officers?

She, the sheriff and Sheriff Chief Tim Hagel all claimed that political speeches were to be made.  Guess they thought no one would find out the truth.  From a September 12 note to all participants:

Speech:

You can have 1-2 minutes to discuss the sacrifice of Fallen Officer Ron Helus and Law Enforcement. The Ron Helus Blue Bowl Tournament is to “Remember Their Sacrifices and to Honor Their Families.” We also want to Unite the community and get respect back for law enforcement. We have to “UNITE”. Your speech should fit the guidelines on why we are here…this is not a political event. We all need to come together and honor, respect and to unite.”  (I have the complete document.

Sadly, even conservatives bought the lie from Irwin, Hagel and Ayub.

It should also be noted that a local newspaper, The Acorn reported this: “The sheriff said that when he signed on to speak it was only supposed to be himself and a couple of other “local leaders,” including Assemblymember Jacqui Irwin and possibly U.S. Rep. Julia Brownley.

Among those added to the list between Aug. 2 and Sept. 14: actor Scott Baio, a Trump supporter, and attorney Ronda Kennedy, Irwin’s GOP opponent in last year’s Assembly race. Singer Joy Villa, an outspoken supporter of Trump and law enforcement, had been invited to sing the national anthem.

So, when it was ONLY Democrats, no problem.  Yet a member of the Police Foundation and fellow church goer of Officer Helus, Scott Baio is part of the process—also a Trump supporter and Republican—it has to be stopped. (from Acorn article noted above.

Then you have this from the Acorn article, “Hagel doesn’t deny telling Mike Randall and Rosemary Zore of the Robert L. Zore Foundation, organizers of the event, that “this is not Trump country” and that he felt some of the individuals invited to speak did not “represent the fabric of the community.”

Note that in every press release from the sheriff, Hagel, Mayor McCoy and Democrat Jacqui Irwin, NONE deny the anti-Republican, anti-Trump statements as the real reason for withdrawing participation.

Why hasn’t the media reported this?  Oh, John and Ken on KFI have, Laura Ingraham on Fox has, National Review, has—but where are the Deputy Sheriffs demanding an explanation?  In the future will Democrats stop Republicans from donating to fallen officers as well?  How far will this bullying go—with the victims being law enforcement agents killed by criminals.

The time has come for honesty from our elected officials.  The community and law enforcement deserve truth, not politics.

Note the LACK of responding to the issues and misleading the public on Irwin’s role in killing this fund raiser for a fallen Deputy Sheriff, because she did not want Republicans or Trump supporters participating.

(I should note that the Citizens Journal, led by George Miller, has also been instrumental in bringing out the truth in this story. Expect more from them on this. To find them, go to https://www.citizensjournal.us/)

Deputy Sheriff Ron Helus

PRESS RELEASE FROM DEMOCRAT ASSEMBLYWOMAN JAQUI IRWIN:

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE                                                                           

October 3, 2019

CONTACT:  Karie Portillo

(805) 483-4488 or karie.portillo@asm.ca.gov

“Our community came together in the painful aftermath of the Borderline shooting when 12 people were murdered, including Sergeant Helus who charged into danger to save our friends and neighbors.  That is what Ventura County does as a community.  We come together.  We come together as friends, neighbors, and, yes, as Republicans and Democrats.  I’m very disappointed in what has happened over the last week.  We have mourned at funerals together, we have memorialized the victims at the State Capitol and in our community parks, and we have called, texted, and kept in contact with families as they find their way through unimaginable grief.  Our community has been focused on healing for the past 11 months and now a group that has no ties to Ventura County or California has come to tell us that we are doing it all wrong.  Those organizing the event are trying to divide our community.  They are disparaging Thousand Oaks Police Chief Tim Hagel, a personal friend of Sgt. Helus.  Chief Hagel is revered in this community for his commitment and service.  The people who live here know that.  Honoring Sgt. Helus and the victims of the mass shooting has been my focus since last November and will continue to be my focus. I chose to withdraw after the Sherriff’s Department declined to participate and it became clear to me that self-promotion was being put before our community and before honoring Sgt. Helus.  I choose to lift up the names and memories of Cody, Alaina, Blake, Daniel, Jake, Justin, Kristina, Mark, Noel, Sean, Telemachus, and Sgt. Ron Helus.”

Police charity event on hold after chief withdraws because Republicans were invited: report

The California Political News and Views expanded this story about the Ventura County Sheriff pulling out of a charity event, due to the fact that among the sponsors and entertainers would be REPUBLICANS.  Now, Fox Business News has picked up the story and it gets worse for law enforcement officers who think the sheriff has their back.  In fact, he is a hack political operative of the Democrat Party, trying to bully ALL charities not to allow Republicans to be allowed to support and participate.  That is totalitarianism.  The family of Officer Ron Helus needs to understand the Ventura County sheriffs Department, under current leadership does not care about them.

“Thousands of dollars had already been raised for fallen officers’ families, but the money is now being returned to donors because Thousand Oaks Police Chief Tim Hagel reportedly withdrew the police department because Trump supporters would be speaking at the event.

‘Wow, are you kidding me?’

“He basically said over and over in the conversation, ‘This is not Trump country, that slogan ‘Make America Great’ is not favorable, popular, within 1,200 square miles,’ that we don’t want Republicans here. I could not believe it,” Mike Randall, vice president of the Fallen Officers Foundation, said, according to FOX 11.

“’The only thing,’ and I quote, ‘the only thing you [could have done to make] this worse, Mike, was to invite Dick Cheney and Sarah Huckabee Sanders.’

“And I went, ‘Wow, are you kidding me?”

Will Hagel now ask crime victims if they are Trump supporters?  If so, will he tell them they deserve to be victims.  Why hasn’t the Board of Supervisors denounced this abuse of the Sheriffs Department.  When will the Deputy sheriffs Association demand the resignation fo Sheriff Ayub and chief Hagel.  End the weaponization of the sheriffs Department against supporters of the President of the United States.

Last night Laura Ingram did the story, as did John and Ken on KFI in Los Angels–both the Sheriff and Chief issues statements denying the story–but did NOT deny saying Trump supporters and Republicans not wanted. Moe tomorrow on this breaking story.

Police charity event on hold after chief withdraws because Republicans were invited: report

By Brie Stimson, | Fox News, 10/1/19 

A charity event planned in honor of an officer killed in a 2018 mass shooting at a country music bar in in Southern California has been postponed indefinitely — reportedly because a police chief didn’t want Republicans invited.

The Blue Bowl, a charity flag football game, was intended to raise money for the family of fallen Ventura County Sgt. Ron Helus as well as other officers killed in the line of duty, FOX 11 of Los Angeles reported.

Sgt. Ron Helus was killed during a mass shooting at a bar in Thousand Oaks, Calif., last year.

Helus died last Nov. 7, when a 28-year-old suspect allegedly attacked the Borderline Bar and Grill in Thousand Oaks, killing a total of 13 people and wounding about a dozen others. The suspect died of a self-inflicted gunshot wound, authorities have said.

Thousands of dollars had already been raised for fallen officers’ families, but the money is now being returned to donors because Thousand Oaks Police Chief Tim Hagel reportedly withdrew the police department because Trump supporters would be speaking at the event.

‘Wow, are you kidding me?’

“He basically said over and over in the conversation, ‘This is not Trump country, that slogan ‘Make America Great’ is not favorable, popular, within 1,200 square miles,’ that we don’t want Republicans here. I could not believe it,” Mike Randall, vice president of the Fallen Officers Foundation, said, according to FOX 11.

“’The only thing,’ and I quote, ‘the only thing you [could have done to make] this worse, Mike, was to invite Dick Cheney and Sarah Huckabee Sanders.’

“And I went, ‘Wow, are you kidding me?”

Both Democrats and Republicans were invited to the event. Gov. Gavin Newsom’s public safety liaison, Trump supporter Scott Baio, who attended Helus’ church, and Trump-supporting singer Joy Villa were all scheduled to attend.

He also said Democratic Assemblywoman Jacqui Irwin was upset that her former opponent had been invited.

He added that Hagel told him to get rid of the Republican speakers or the police department would withdraw. They finally did pull out.

“He goes, ‘Yeah, this ain’t gonna work for us,’ I said, ‘You’re not gonna support this with the honor guard?’ And he goes, ‘No, we’re not bringing the honor guard. We’re not coming. We’re not going to be there, not supporting it’,” said Randall.

‘This is not OK. This is prejudice.’

The Ventura County Sheriff’s Department issued a statement, saying:

“The ‘Blue Bowl’ event was represented as a charitable flag football tournament to raise funds for the family of Sergeant Ron Helus. An event that would honor Ron’s memory and provide support to his wife Karen and son Jordan. As the event began to materialize, we became concerned with the behavior of some of the organizers of the event. Although I believe the organizers had good intentions, the event was moving in a direction we no longer felt comfortable supporting.”

Singer Villa called the chief’s response “disgusting.”

“This is not OK. This is prejudice, hello?” she said. “You’re shutting down an event because of the way conservatives think, because I support the president? This is disgusting, I’m appalled, and in all my years being an out conservative, I’ve never seen something so despicable like this.”

“You’re shutting down an event because of the way conservatives think, because I support the president? This is disgusting.”

— Joy Villa, singer who supports President Trump

Randall added, “Ron Helus was a true hero, he saved lives that night. Did he run in and go, ‘Are you Republican or Democrat or independent, I need to know before I help you?’ No they don’t. … You’ve messed with the wrong person, you’ve messed with the wrong founder, you’ve messed with the wrong foundation,” FOX 11 reported.

Ventura County Sheriff: Democrat Party Doesn’t Want to Help Family of Dead Deputy Sheriff–Because Republicans are Involved

This is the next chapter in a SICK story.  Dep. Sheriff Ron Helus died in the gunfight at the infamous Borderline shooting in Thousand Oaks.  Everyone was distraught that such a great family man, supporter of the community died in the line of duty.  Everyone that is EXCEPT for the sheriff of Ventura County and the Chief Deputy Sheriff in charge of the Thousand Oaks Sheriffs office.  They have GONE OUT OF THEIR WAY to stop a charity from raising money for the family.  Why?  Because the charity invited the Governor, the Democrat Congressman, the Democrat Assemblywoman and and other Democrat officials to promote and support the event.  Where the charity got in trouble was by inviting Republican  entertainers, like Joy Villa and Scott Baio to participate.  Hagel noted that Villa and Baio supported President Trump.  And, worse, the charity invited a BLACK community leader, a Republican criminal attorney, Ronda Baldwin Kennedy as well.  She had the audacity to run for Assembly against a Democrat—obviously something the Sheriff and Hagel opposed.

Now, the entire event has been postponed.

“On Monday September 16, Randall received a text from Chief Hagel stating he was in a meeting and told him to contact him due to serious issues with our event. When Randall called Chief Hagel went on to say that he had information from Assembly Member Jaqui Irwin’s office about some of our speakers and singer. He went on to say “Rumor has it that a controversial Gal is singing the National Anthem there, Why is Joy Villa Controversial?” and went on to say “I don’t know who she is but she is controversial.” “Fill me in why she is controversial?” Randall said “I didn’t know that Joy Villa was controversial.” Randall did say “I think she supports President Trump” and that’s when Chief Hagel said “That’s it… this isn’t Trump Territory out here, Unfortunately if she does that we wont have any elected officials show.” “It’s either her or no elected officials show…. Hagel added. “We don’t want anyone supporting making America great again and just her presence does that.” Chief Hagel went on to say “let me just cut to the chase…I don’t think anyone will come if she (Joy Villa) Shows and this will be the “Joy Villa Show.” Randall added “So what you are saying if she does sing that no elected officials or Sheriff Ayub will not be there?”

The sheriff has abused his office.  The chief, Hagel, has abused his office.  The Deputy Sheriffs Association needs to take action against both.  What Hagel and Ayub are saying is clear—WE DO NOT WANT REPUBLICANS OR TRUMP SUPPORTERS HELPING DEAD LAW ENFORCEMENT AGENTS.  I will add, why hasn’t the Leftists Ventura Star discussed this—maybe someone should tell them.

RACISM, POLITICS AND ABUSE OF POWER SACKS FALLEN OFFICER FLAG FOOTBALL EVENT!

Mike Randall, Fallen Officers,  9/30/19 

VENTURA, CA, September 30, 2019. Racism, Politics and abuse of power from local district 44 assembly member Jacqui Irwin and Police Chief Tim Hagel with The Thousand Oaks Police Department “Sacks” Co-Ed Flag Football Tournament for Fallen Officer Ron Helus.

The Fallen Officers which supports the Robert L Zore Foundation effective today will postpone their Blue Bowl Co- Ed Flag Football Tournament for Fallen Officer Ron Helus due to, “Racism, Politics and abuse of power from Assembly Member Jacqui Irwin District 44 and Thousand Oaks Police Department Police Chief Tim Hagel. They forced us to cancel The Blue Bowl Co-Ed Flag Football Tournament” Mike Randall VP for the Fallen Officers stated.

An event that was scheduled for October 6, 2019 and was approved and supported by Ventura Sheriffs Office and The Helus Family has been in the works for over 5 months. “A Non Political event for a Fallen Officer and Hero Ron Helus turned to Racism, Politics and abuse of Power by Jaqui Irwin and Chief Tim Hagel.” Mike Randall added.

On September 16, 2019 the Fallen Officers received a phone call from Thousand Oaks Police Chief Tim Hagel concerned with certain speakers for the memorial of the event. Keep in mind we had on the site Speaker-Wayne Billowit, Public Safety Liaison For Governor Gavin Newsom, Speaker-Jaqui Irwin District 44 Assembly Member, Speaker- Leigh Steinberg NFL Agent, Speaker-Scott Baio- Actor who was added to the website August 24th, National Anthem Singer-Joy Villa who was added August 4th to the website. Speaker Ronda Kennedy was added to the site on September 14, 2019.

There was never an issue with Wayne Billowit, Leigh Steinberg at any conversation. There was never an issue with Joy Villa who was on our site since August 4th, Scott Baio was on our site since August 24th, but there sure was an issue with Ronda Kennedy who was added to our site on September 14, 2019. We added Ronda Kennedy because she was an attorney and African American who supports Law Enforcement and The Fallen Officers. Considering the area only has 1.8% African Americans we wanted to help bridge the gap between the African American community and law enforcement. We believe that strengthening local and national leaders
is important to help support law enforcement and to unite everyone to get respect back for law enforcement.

According to the event producer, Michael Randall, Ayub and Irwin were encouraged to pull out by Thousand Oaks Police Chief Tim Hagel, who had called Randall to complain about the event becoming “too political.” Randall was told by Chief Tim Hagel, “These people do not represent our fabric of our community and nothing good will come out of this event by having them there.” Chief Hagel went on to say that he will tell Sheriff Ayub the same statement, “Nothing good will come out of this event.” Chief Hagel went on say “The only thing you could have made this worse was by inviting Dick Cheney or Sara Huckabee Sanders, this is not Trump Country and that slogan making America great again is not popular within 1200 square miles of this event!”

On Monday September 16, Randall received a text from Chief Hagel stating he was in a meeting and told him to contact him due to serious issues with our event. When Randall called Chief Hagel went on to say that he had information from Assembly Member Jaqui Irwin’s office about some of our speakers and singer. He went on to say “Rumor has it that a controversial Gal is singing the National Anthem there, Why is Joy Villa Controversial?” and went on to say “I don’t know who she is but she is controversial.” “Fill me in why she is controversial?” Randall said “I didn’t know that Joy Villa was controversial.” Randall did say “I think she supports President Trump” and that’s when Chief Hagel said “That’s it… this isn’t Trump Territory out here, Unfortunately if she does that we wont have any elected officials show.” “It’s either her or no elected officials show! Hagel went on to say “Im looking at her website right now and it starts out with Making America Great and that slogan is not popular for over 1200 square miles around here.” “We would have to put major security teams around here. She is not represented of our ideology of our community” Hagel added. “We don’t want anyone supporting making America great again and just her presence does that.” Chief Hagel went on to say “let me just cut to the chase…I don’t think anyone will come if she (Joy Villa) Shows and this will be the “Joy Villa Show.” Randall added “So what you are saying if she does sing that no elected officials or Sheriff Ayub will not be there?” Chief Hagel added, “I will be with the Sheriff later today but I don’t want you to use this as a political agenda against us.” Randall added “You Chief Hagel and Jaqui Irwin have made this political not us.” Randall went on to say “This isn’t political.” Chief Hagel went on to say you have another “gal” speaking who ran a “Bloody” campaign against Jacqui Irwin. He went on to say “there is one that is a nemeses of Jaqui Irwin and he would get that information from Jacqui Irwins office.” Randall tried to convey that our events have never been political and even told Chief Hagel who was never in the main meeting with the family and assist Chief to go to our website and check it out. “People like Joy Villa is not the fabric of our community” Hagel said. “She is not represented of our community.”Chief Hagel added. Chief Hagel then asked about actor Scott Baio. Randall went on to say “Actor Scott Baio will be speaking because he supports law enforcement. Hagel said “yes they mentioned him too does he belong to any right wing groups?” Randall said “I don’t know what you mean about Right Wing Groups but I think he is republican.” Hagel said “Yes he wont work either”. “Hagel kept bringing up President Trump that this isn’t a President Trump event. This is a Fallen Officer event that has no political mentions at all”, Randall added., “ We were told by Chief Hagel that he would be with the Sheriff all day and would get back in touch with us. The next day September 17, 2019 we received another text from Chief Hagel to contact him. We did and he told us did you cancel everyone out? We told him not yet because we were waiting on what Sheriff Ayub said. Chief Hagel went on say “If they are at the event….we wont be!” He then wen’t on to say that he would be with the Sheriff again all day and be in touch. Later that night we receive a text saying “Mike- I’ve spoken at length with the Sherif and I think we’re going to respectfully have to pull out of this event.” Randall and Zore called right away and asked why they were pulling and it was because of the 3 figures noted in this press release. Randall asked Chief Hagel “So no support, No Honor Guard”, Chief Hagel stated “yes we are not supporting anything, we wont be there and either will the family.” When Randall pushed back and said “Your making a big mistake”Chief Hagel Hung up. Randall texted back to the chief to call him back twice and no response.

The story is that a local district 44 assembly member Jaqui Irwin used her office and influence to get with Chief Hagel of The Thousand Oaks Police Dept. to disrupt and cancel this event. Mentioning Singer Joy Villa and Actor Scott Baio was just a smoke screen. They did not want Ronda Kennedy there and grouped them all together. We believe this is not only about Politics but racism as well. Why was there never a question about Joy Villa? Why was there never a question on Scott Baio? Not till Ronda Kennedy was added to the speaker list and website on September 14th and Jaqui Irwin saw this did she contact Chief Tim Hagel! They made this political and brought racism into an event that, which was never about Politics or Race!

The Fallen Officers have spent over 5k of their own money on this event. They have sponsors and teams which total as of date $7,800.00. Since The Ventura Sheriff’s Office pulled out and contacted sponsors, teams and speakers that the event was canceled The Fallen Officers lost an additional $7,200 in donations. With the $7,200 plus the $7,800 The Fallen Officers would have had $15,000.00 plus would have had the opportunity more teams and sponsors and donation possibly coming in if they would have not pulled out. With the minus of expenses the Helus Family would have received over $6,000.00 plus there would have been a $1,000.00 College Scholarship presented to an applicant in honor Of Ron Helus. So for anyone thinking that The Fallen Officers were out for money the foundation would have netted $3,000.00 for their foundation for over 6 months of work on this event. So instead of doing the right thing for a Fallen Officer a true Hero, Jaqui Irwin, Chief Tim Hagel and Ventura County Sheriff Bill Ayub decided not to do the right thing.

We have left several messages for Sheriff Ayub since speaking to the Sheriff on Saturday September 21, 2019 but we have not hear back from the Sheriff even though he told us he would get back with us. We requested a meeting to fix this, we sent emails and left several messages and still as of the date of the press release the Sheriff has not returned our call or answered the emails.

So effective today Monday September 30, 2010 we have decided to cancel the Blue Bowl Co-Ed Flag Football Tournament and refund the sponsors and teams who supported this great cause and we thank them for their continued support not only for our foundation but their support for law enforcement. We also ask and demand the resignations effective immediately from Jacqui Irwin and Chief Tim Hagel. “We will not sit back and allow racism, politics and bullying tactics come into an event for a Fallen Officer” Randall added. “We regret that this event which was accepted by the Ventura Sheriff’s Office and the family had to be canceled today due to the corruption of offices of Jaqui Irwin and Chief Hagel bringing their racist and political policies into this event” Randall added.

The Blue Bowl Flag Football Tournament is to benefit the families of the fallen. This is a flag football tournament made up of men, woman and children. The Blue Bowl teams are made up local businesses, Families, Co- workers, friends, police officers and residents of the area to come together and unite to show support for Law Enforcement and help the families of our Fallen Officers. Our pre-game memorial usually has local, national leaders and speakers who support Law Enforcement. This is never political. We believe that strengthening local and national leaders is important to help support law enforcement and to unite everyone to get respect back for law enforcement.

The Fallen Officers which supports the Robert L. Zore Foundation honorably supports the families and departments of police officers that have been killed in the line of duty across the United States.

Rosemary Zore was only 7 years old when she lost her father Robert L. Zore a Miami Police Officer on Christmas Day 1983. Rosemary always wanted to do something to not only honor her late father but to also help other families all over the country that have also lost a loved one in the line of duty.

Officer Robert L. Zore was killed in the line of duty on December 25, 1983. His life and legacy inspired his only child to create the Robert L. Zore Foundation and The Fallen Officers. Rosemary Zore believes that when a police officer gives his or her life for our community, the least we can do is to honor that ultimate sacrifice by caring for his or her family and children. The Robert L. Zore and Fallen Officers is a registered 501.3c not for profit organization which will host Blue Bowl co-ed flag football tournaments between police officers, former and Current NFL Players and local leaders around the country to raise money for the fallen officer’s families. We also believe that these events “unite” the community with law enforcement to gain respect back for the law. We also support our foundation by holding annual events such as our concerts, The Blues For The Blue and Boots For Badges and our National Mission 2244 Gala.

Ventura County Sheriffs Department: Arm of the Democrat Party?

It is time for Ventura County Sheriff Tim Hagel to resign or be fired.  It is time that the District Attorney investigates the use of the Sheriffs Department in a political effort to stifle folks from supporting a charitable event to help the family of a Fallen Officer.

“The event is billed as a bipartisan memorial and flag football game to honor Sergeant Ron Helus, who was killed in action during a Shooting in November of last year.

Speakers at the event will include Wayne Billowit, Safety Public Safety Liaison Office of Governor Gavin Newsom, Leigh Steinberg, NFL Agent, current Congressional Candidate for Ventura County’s 26th District Ronda Kennedy and local actor Scott Baio, both Republicans, and a national anthem sung by music artist Joy Villa, a known Trump supporter.

Democrat Ventura County Congresswoman Julia Brownley, who previously considered speaking at the event, declined to attend citing a “scheduling conflict.” “I am extremely saddened by this toxic display of divisiveness.” Kennedy said, “What drew me to this event in the first place was the unity and the willingness of both sides of the aisle to come together to support a local hero.”

This is what the Ventura County Sheriff in charge of the Thousand Oaks office did:

“According to the event producer, Michael Randall, Ayub and Irwin were encouraged to pull out by Thousand Oaks Police Chief Tim Hagel, who had called Randall to complain about the event becoming “too political.” Randall was told by Chief Tim Hagel, “These people do not represent our fabric of our community and nothing good will come out of this event by having them there.”

Chief Hagel went on to say that he will tell Sheriff Ayub the same statement, “Nothing good will come out of this event.” Chief Hagel went on say “The only thing you could have made this worse was by inviting Dick Cheney or Sara Huckabee Sanders, this is not Trump Country and that slogan making America great again is not popular within 1200 square miles of this event!”

Corruption?  You bet.  The County knows about this and has done nothing.  It is one step from stopping community minded celebrities from appearing and supporting charitable events—and using law enforcement to stop free speech.  Hagel must go—and those who supported his abuse of the First amendment need to go as well.  You expect Democrat Assemblywoman Jacqui Irwin to oppose free speech—but law enforcement should not be part of a political operation.  The big losers?  Law enforcement officers that could be helped by this chartable fund raising event and others in the future.

Hagel is a bully.  Who will he bully next?  Sheriff Ayub needs to apologize to the people of Ventura County.

Exclusive: Assembly member Jacqui Irwin, and Sheriff Bill Ayub to Pull Out of Event Honoring Fallen Officer Ron Helus — Cite Concerns Over Republican Speakers And Singer.

magAMedia , 9/26/19 

Thousand Oaks, CA, September 26, 2019. Assembly member Jacqui Irwin, and Sheriff Bill Ayub to Pull Out of Event Honoring Fallen Officer Ron Helus — Cite Concerns Over Republican Speakers And Singer.

THOUSAND OAKS, Calif. State Assembly member Jacqui Irwin, and Ventura County Sheriff Bill Ayub, both booked as speakers at the first annual Sgt. Ron Helus Blue Bowl to be held at 8:00 AM on October 6th, have dropped out of the event over concerns about Republican speakers.

The event is billed as a bipartisan memorial and flag football game to honor Sergeant Ron Helus, who was killed in action during a Shooting in November of last year.

Speakers at the event will include Wayne Billowit, Safety Public Safety Liaison Office of Governor Gavin Newsom, Leigh Steinberg, NFL Agent, current Congressional Candidate for Ventura County’s 26th District Ronda Kennedy and local actor Scott Baio, both Republicans, and a national anthem sung by music artist Joy Villa, a known Trump supporter.

Democrat Ventura County Congresswoman Julia Brownley, who previously considered speaking at the event, declined to attend citing a “scheduling conflict.” “I am extremely saddened by this toxic display of divisiveness.” Kennedy said, “What drew me to this event in the first place was the unity and the willingness of both sides of the aisle to come together to support a local hero.”

Kennedy was the 2018 Republican nominee for California State Assembly in the 44th District– challenging Jacqui Irwin. “Believe it or not, I was actually excited to be speaking at the same event as Jacqui because I thought it showed that honoring and respecting Sgt. Helus goes far beyond any political differences,” said Kennedy, “apparently this isn’t the case.”

According to the event producer, Michael Randall, Ayub and Irwin were encouraged to pull out by Thousand Oaks Police Chief Tim Hagel, who had called Randall to complain about the event becoming “too political.” Randall was told by Chief Tim Hagel, “These people do not represent our fabric of our community and nothing good will come out of this event by having them there.”

Chief Hagel went on to say that he will tell Sheriff Ayub the same statement, “Nothing good will come out of this event.” Chief Hagel went on say “The only thing you could have made this worse was by inviting Dick Cheney or Sara Huckabee Sanders, this is not Trump Country and that slogan making America great again is not popular within 1200 square miles of this event!”

He went on to say “That Gal is not our fabric of our community.” “This event has always been and always will be a show of unity and community support. It is only when you pull out because of political differences do you make it political,” Randall said. The producer also stated that an email from Jacqui Irwin came in shortly after his conversation with Chief Hagel.

While Irwin did not call out her opponent’s attendance at the Sunday morning event as a reason for her inability to attend, a member of her staff has stated that due to the political nature they would have to cancel. FALLEN OFFICER EVENT SACKED???

On Monday September 16, Randall received a text from Chief Hagel stating he was in a meeting and told him to contact him due to serious issues with our event. When Randall called Chief Hagel went on to say that he had information from Assembly Member Jaqui Irwin’s office about some of our speakers and singer.

He went on to say “Rumor has it that a controversial Gal is singing the National Anthem there, Why is Joy Villa Controversial?” and went on to say “I don’t know who she is but she is controversial.” “Fill me in why she is controversial?” Randall said “I didn’t know that Joy Villa was controversial.” Randall did say “I think she supports President Trump” and that’s when Chief Hagel said “That’s it… this isn’t Trump Territory out here, Unfortunately if she does that we wont have any elected officials show.”

“It’s either her or no elected officials show! Hagel went on to say “Im looking at her website right now and it starts out with Making America Great and that slogan is not popular for over 1200 square miles around here.” “We would have to put major security teams around here. She is not represented of our ideology of our community” Hagel added. “We don’t want anyone supporting making America great again and just her presence does that.”

Chief Hagel went on to say “let me just cut to the chase…I don’t think anyone will come if she (Joy Villa) Shows and this will be the “Joy Villa Show.” Randall added “So what you are saying if she does sing that no elected officials or Sheriff Ayub will not be there?” Chief Hagel added, “I will be with the Sheriff later today but I don’t want you to use this as a political agenda against us.”

Randall added “You Chief Hagel and Jaqui Irwin have made this political not us.” Randall went on to say “This isn’t political.” Chief Hagel went on to say you have another “gal” speaking who ran a “Bloody” campaign against Jacqui Irwin. He went on to say “there is one that is a nemeses of Jaqui Irwin and he would get that information from Jacqui Irwins office.”

Randall tried to convey that our events have never been political and even told Chief Hagel who was never in the main meeting with the family and assist Chief to go to our website and check it out. “People like Joy Villa is not the fabric of our community” Hagel said. “She is not represented of our community.”Chief Hagel added.

Chief Hagel then asked about actor Scott Baio. Randall went on to say “Actor Scott Baio will be speaking because he supports law enforcement. Hagel said “yes they mentioned him too does he belong to any right wing groups?” Randall said “I don’t know what you mean about Right Wing Groups but I think he is republican.” Hagel said “Yes he wont work either”.

“Hagel kept bringing up President Trump that this isn’t a President Trump event. This is a Fallen Officer event that has no political mentions at all”, Randall added., “ We were told by Chief Hagel that he would be with the Sheriff all day and would get back in touch with us.

The next day September 17, 2019 we received another text from Chief Hagel to contact him. We did and he told us did you cancel everyone out? We told him not yet because we were waiting on what Sheriff Ayub said. Chief Hagel went on say “If they are there….we wont be!” He then wen’t on to say that he would be with the Sheriff again all day and be in touch. Later that night we receive a text saying “Mike- I’ve spoken at length with the Sherif and I think we’re going to respectfully have to pull out of this event.”

Randall and Zore called right away and asked why they were pulling and it was because of the 3 figures noted in this press release. Randall asked Chief Hagel “So no support, No Honor Guard”, Chief Hagel stated “yes we are not supporting anything, we wont be there and either will the family.” When Randall pushed back and said “Your making a big mistake”Chief Hagel Hung up. Randall texted back to the chief to call him back twice and no response.

The story is that a local district 44 assembly member Jaqui Irwin used her office and influence to get with Chief Hagel to disrupt and cancel this event. They made this political…not us! The Fallen Officers since then have flown out to California to prepare for the event. They have left message for Sheriff Ayub and have sent emails to resolve this and Sheriff Ayub did call them back on Saturday September 21, 2019 and told them he would be in touch.

As of this date of this press release they have not heard anything and have lost sponsors for this amazing event for a Fallen Officer. Randall noted, “We will not back down and we will have this event and it will be now called the “Blue Bowl” and the proceeds will go to area Law Enforcement agencies that support Fallen Officers families in the area.