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Shoplifting case against Assemblywoman Hayashi in S.F. court today

Original post made on Nov 15, 2011

The shoplifting case involving state Assemblywoman Mary Hayashi will return to court today for the first time since she pleaded not guilty last month to trying to steal about $2,500 worth of clothing from a Neiman Marcus store in San Francisco.

Read the full story here Web Link posted Tuesday, November 15, 2011, 7:28 AM

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Posted by steve
a resident of Parkside
on Nov 15, 2011 at 8:23 am

"She is a member of the leadership team for Assembly Speaker John Perez, serving as chair of the Assembly Committee on Business, Professions and Consumer Protection."

LOL.....Dems, the party of the people, looking out for only your best interests.


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Posted by Alan
a resident of Another Pleasanton neighborhood
on Nov 15, 2011 at 8:27 am

Seriously, she forgot she had $2445 in a bag that she forgot she had! She needs to resign and Sam Singer needs to work on his lying skills


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Posted by Concerned Californian
a resident of Valley Trails
on Nov 15, 2011 at 8:31 am

It's always a mistake and misunderstanding when you get caught red-handed. If she's not found guilty, we'll know it's because of her or her husband's influence - all of these corrupt Democrat judges protect their own.


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Posted by Concerned Californian
a resident of Valley Trails
on Nov 15, 2011 at 8:32 am

I think Mr. Singer's lying skills are already pretty good.


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Posted by Cholo
a resident of Livermore
on Nov 15, 2011 at 8:47 am

can we all just get along?


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Posted by CCap
a resident of Castlewood
on Nov 15, 2011 at 8:55 am

Get rid of her...What a dirt bag! Anything less than guilty is joke!


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Posted by Sam
a resident of Oak Hill
on Nov 15, 2011 at 9:23 am

Steve said: "LOL.....Dems, the party of the people, looking out for only your best interests."

Yeah, Steve. The behavior of all Republicans, on the other hand, is above reproach. No Republican in history has ever been accused of shoplifting or any other crime, right?

BTW, I seem to remember that the last Republican that I voted in for California Governor ran into some problems. What was it? Something about impregnating his housekeeper? On the sleaziness scale, I would say that even beats a shoplifting accusation.


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Posted by cholo
a resident of Deer Oaks/Twelve Oaks
on Nov 15, 2011 at 10:04 am

Yeah Sam. Right on. Only Bill Clinton can get away with [removed]. Democrats are better!!


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Posted by Sam
a resident of Oak Hill
on Nov 15, 2011 at 10:37 am

Cholo said: "Yeah Sam. Right on. Only Bill Clinton can get away with..."

Cholo, my point is simply that neither side - Republican or Democrat - can claim any sort of moral superiority over the other side. There's plenty of corruption on both sides, and only the fools here think otherwise.


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Posted by Assembly Dist. resident
a resident of Dublin
on Nov 15, 2011 at 11:56 am

Watch this one carefully.

If she is sincere about her innocence, then let this go to a full trial.

IF she is sincere she will not accept a plea to a lesser charge.

If she accepts a plea or is found guilty of the felony, then she should never be elected to anything in the future.
Currently she has been raising funds for a State Senate race in the future. About $200,000.

Treat her like any teenage girl who could also use the excuse of "texting and calling" "inadvertently leaving the store"

All the above comments about Dems and the Republicans, etc etc, remind me of two 10 year olds yelling at each other in the school yard.


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Posted by Just sayin'
a resident of Del Prado
on Nov 15, 2011 at 3:51 pm

I voted for Jill Buck.


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Posted by Steve
a resident of Parkside
on Nov 15, 2011 at 8:19 pm

Sam, thanks for taking the bait. I knew someone would try to defend this future felon or deflect the criticism. So, Sam, what law did our former governor break, since you brought him up? Ah, I see......none. He is a rhino anyway, trying to act more like a dem., for which his indiscretions are considered a resume enhancement.


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Posted by Jack
a resident of Another Pleasanton neighborhood
on Nov 15, 2011 at 9:32 pm

Sam probably drives a prius and thinks Obama is an American.


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Posted by Sam
a resident of Oak Hill
on Nov 15, 2011 at 10:25 pm

Steve said: "So, Sam, what law did our former governor break, since you brought him up? Ah, I see......none."

Neither did Joe Paterno. Don't try to engage in a debate with me, Steve. I'm out of your league. Stay in the shallow end of the pool.


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Posted by Huh?
a resident of Country Fair
on Nov 15, 2011 at 10:45 pm

Sam, you don't know what you are talking about. Steve is correct. No grand jury or indictment or arrest indicates that the governor broke any law. Hayashi has an arrest and an upcoming preliminary hearing. And PA is investigating exactly who violated the Pennsylvania child mandated reporter laws.


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Posted by Jwoon
a resident of Another Pleasanton neighborhood
on Nov 15, 2011 at 10:45 pm

"Don't try to engage in a debate with me, Steve. I'm out of your league."

Actually, calling anything on these sites a "debate" is a bit far-fetched. What we have here is a right-wing hatefest. Whine about this, complain about that, hate this, disgusted by that, I'm miserable, wish I were some of the people I'm complaining about.... And on and on we go. A sad lot, all, revealing a lynch mob mentality.


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Posted by Steve
a resident of Parkside
on Nov 16, 2011 at 7:32 am

Jwoon/jane, it's true that I still have the right to hate you and your victim mentality. It displays for everyone the weakness that most leftists parade around like an albatross. There is no debating that...it's an accepted fact that those of your ilk will always maintain an inferiority complex that will keep you a victim and beholden to the dems, who will fleece the majority of working taxpayers (you know, the 84% who or not unemployed or underemployed in this Obama economy). You must be so proud of your accomplishments..........


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Posted by JT
a resident of Downtown
on Nov 16, 2011 at 7:58 am

As chair of the Assembly Committee on Business, Professions and Consumer Protection, she should have simply declared it Buy Something Get Something Free Day. Then she could get away with it just like congress has written the law to make insider trading legal for only them. Both dems and republican representatives are getting rich off that one.

Really, I do not understand the partisan arguing when they are all opportunistic thief's.


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Posted by Jwoon
a resident of Another Pleasanton neighborhood
on Nov 16, 2011 at 8:26 am

The biggest obstacle to real justice in our community is liberal laws, and liberal courts, and liberal criminal justice system. Due process? Most of us stay out of trouble and don't need due process. If the police arrest you, then as my esteemed father used to say, "You are probably guilty as sin."

Sarah Palin has the right idea. "I would like to see the players not suffer more than they have suffered. As for the perp, and perps, though, that allowed the sinfulness to go on as they had allowed in the past, you know, I say about this assistant coach, Sandusky--hang him from the highest tree, I'll bring the rope."

Same thing with Hayashi. Who needs a courtroom when I know she's guilty? I would never get so distracted to forget to pay for items in the store. I'm too concerned about my own money. And so since everyone in this world is like me, then Hayashi is guilty. You expect my taxdollars to pay for the judge and jury and prosecutor and the courtroom proceedings and.... Well just like Sarah says about Sandusky, I say the same thing about Hayashi. She's a sinner and should be treated to taxpayer justice. I'll bring the rope!

And just wait and see. This foreigner who snuck into office (birth certificate anyone?) is going to collect a HUGE pension after she retires. I don't get a huge pension. Why should anybody else, especially this sinner?


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Posted by steve
a resident of Parkside
on Nov 16, 2011 at 8:30 am

Time for your med check, Jwoon/Sybil.


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Posted by Jwoon
a resident of Another Pleasanton neighborhood
on Nov 16, 2011 at 8:49 am

Their all sinners and thiefs. Every single one of them. Democrats and state workers and entitlement groups (and you know wink-wink who THEY are) and people living on pensions bigger than mine and OWS riffraff and union thugs and immigrants who collect welfare and elitist lefties and grammar teachers. This used to be a great country. And now its turning to pot.


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Posted by Just sayin'
a resident of Del Prado
on Nov 16, 2011 at 9:30 am

The only time I was ever in Neiman Markups I was browsing out of pure curiosity with no intention to buy anything. I would have remembered picking up $2500 worth of clothing. I just can't relate to a defense: I forgot I had leather pants I didn't purchase (consealed?). hmmm. It just looks really bad.. it will be interesting to see how this one ends. right left or center


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Posted by Sticky fingers
a resident of Another Pleasanton neighborhood
on Nov 16, 2011 at 7:07 pm

Now that jwoon has had her meds, she is starting to make more sense.


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Posted by Jwoon
a resident of Another Pleasanton neighborhood
on Nov 16, 2011 at 8:36 pm

No, not meds. I am nurse. I be saying hatred for everybody. That is how I find acceptance in this community. The more I hate, warmer is the embrace from my Republican neighbors.


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Posted by Michelle
a resident of Downtown
on Nov 17, 2011 at 10:23 pm

Bottom line is that if any one of us had been arrested for this sort of crime, a felony, our a**es would have been required to be there. I agree with the others on the other thread saying she needs to experiece what anyone else would whether innocent or guilty. It's pathetic that she's getting special treatment when in her role as a community leader, if anything she should be treated by the book and under a microscope. Her spokesperson is already litigating this in the media to the public. Would any of us have a spokesperson to do this for us if we were arrested on felony grand theft? I think not.

Even if you believe her story, c'mon, who puts $2,500 worth of unpaid merchandise in a bag to accidentally walk out with. TRUE STORY..., I was at Nordstrom in SF on Market Street last weekend shopping for my daughter when the pager from the cafe went off letting me know my seat was open. Well guess what, I didn't use this as an excuse to put unpaid merchandise in my bag. Instaed, the lady helping me offered to ring up my purchases for me while I went to the cafe and said she'd then deliver them to me there. And that's exactly what happened. Oh yeah, she also immediately called the cafe and let them know I was walking over and to hold my table. Nordstrom is no Nieman Marcus so if Nordstrom could do something like this, surely Nieman Marcus could have.

Bottom line, even with her media machine working overtime, her story makes no sense and I think the video will lead to her undoing IF SHE IS EVERY TREATED LIKE THE THE REST OF US AND NOT HAVE THIS SWEPT UNDER THE RUG.


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Posted by Jwoon
a resident of Another Pleasanton neighborhood
on Nov 18, 2011 at 3:58 am

Yes, Michelle is so right. Hayashi is just like us. If this had happened to me or you, we'd be subject to the same kind of prejudgement (prejudice) on this post as Hayashi has gotten.

Face it. She's guilty of being a successful Korean-American politician. She's guilty of being a Democrat. She's guilty of shopping at an expensive store. She's guilty of intending to make a clothing purchase of around 2500.00. She's guilty of having her lawyer submit a plea. She's guilty because her husband is a judge. Why even bother to have a trial? Who needs one? All of us good, upstanding Pleasantonians have already decided she is guilty as sin. Save our tax dollars (especially mine)! Lock her up and forget about her!


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Posted by jwoon2
a resident of Another Pleasanton neighborhood
on Nov 18, 2011 at 9:12 am

jloon-"No, not meds. I am nurse. I be saying hatred for everybody. That is how I find acceptance in this community."
Your lame attempt at sarcasm is a cry for attention. You need serious help and/or medication. Prior to your being committed, go ahead and defend the indefensible...the last bastion for lost causes: leftists making excuses for criminals amongst their ranks.
I hope you continue to receive the representation you deserve.


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