We contacted Anaheim gadfly William Denis Fitzgerald the day after he was arrested on misdemeanor assault and battery charges at the last Anaheim City Council meeting after making salacious remarks during public comments. He finally responded last night with his side of the story, and we reprint it below (any edits are due to formatting issues).
Failure to Enforce Private Person Arrest:
I am an elderly person and was assaulted and beaten by three middle age men in public during an Anaheim Council Meeting on December 9, 20l4.
I have severe arthritis in my lower legs caused by three pins/rods (internal fixation) from a military parachute landing (PLF) that shattered my legs over 40 years ago. The arthritis significantly increases pending stormy weather, as was the situation at that time. I always come early to meetings and sit in an aisle seat in the less crowded back I always ask anyone entering the same row of seats, as long as other seats in the row are available, to leave the adjacent seat vacant. This allows me the ability to massage my lower legs during lengthy council meetings.
At approximately 3 PM, a female, (later identified as the daughter of Anaheim Council Member Gail Eastman), and her female friend, came to sit in the same row as me in the back of the council chambers. When she sat next to me, I asked her to take a seat further down the row since many were vacant. She complied.
At about 4PM, I left my seat for about 5 minutes to speak during public comments. My presentation was critical of Council Person Gail Eastman because she did not perform her duties to protect Anaheim from the harmful effects of fireworks. In addition, I spoke about how her husband had assaulted me (no contact) at the previous council meeting.
After speaking, I returned to the same aisle seat and noticed that Gail Eastman’s daughter and her friend had left, leaving the next six seats to my right vacant. Then about 30 seconds after I sat down, a large male, about 45
years old (who was later identified to be Council Member Gail Eastman’s son), came from his seat in one of the front rows, moved in front of me, stepped on my right foot, and sat down next to me pushing my right arm off of the arm rest. When unexpectedly touched, I pushed my arm back as a reflex, against Council Member Gail Eastman’s son. I then ask Eastman’s son to take one of the other vacant seats. He stood up and started to do so. I knew something was wrong since why would a large person take a seat next to another large person when many other seats were available?
At about the same time, another male, (smaller and about thirty years old*), was later identified as the son of some of Council Member Gail Eastman’s best friends. He also came from one of the front seats, and entered the row of seats I was in. It appeared that he was blocked from moving on by Eastman’s son. That person then somewhat sat on my lap and appeared to be trying to pass gas. Then a few seconds later, I received a rabbit punch to the back of my neck I then instinctly stood up to run away. As I was trying to Ieave, a security guard and an Anaheim PD officer (about 5ft 10, 185 lb) approached me from the back of the room. I asked him to take me to the lobby, he said OK. He asked me if I was willing to press charges (PC 837),I replied yes.
Once in the lobby, it took about 20 minutes for a special Anaheim officer to arrive to write the report. He appeared very young, I thought he was new and needed the experience to write the report since he was consulting with the Anaheim police chief and/or assistant chief.
At that time, I assumed that he was preparing my private person arrest request. Later, when he had me sign a citation of charges, I assumed that there were counter private person arrests by the other parties. Late the next day I was informed that my request for private party arrest had been ignored. Today, Thursday, Dec 11, it was verified that my request for a private person arrest had been ignored.
*Some have indicated that the assailant that I believed to be about thirfy years old because he had a long white beard, was in fact the 73 year old father.
In addition to his statement on the arrest, Fitzgerald provided a draft of his public comments for the city council meeting on December 23, two days before Christmas. Council member Kris Murray will now bear the brunt of Fitzgerald’s rants (we provided this as a public service to Mayor Tom Tait so he can find his gavel). I have to wonder if the Tait-bots, especially Cynthia Ward, would speak out against this “sacred” (to use a word Tait uses) speech to criticize Fitzgerald for the general offensiveness of Fitzgerald’s words should be regarded by women? If, for example, Fitzgerald were to use the words “slut,” “whore” and “bitch to describe Mrs. Tait, or Ward herself, just how would the clown car respond.
Criticism of Murray for changes to Anaheim’s Utility policy is certainly fair game. Demeaning, insulting and potentially slanderous terms are not
Here’s what Fitz plans to say (whether he does or not, depends on possible reaction to these words, peer pressure, or common decency that Fitzgerald seems to lack).
Anaheim Public Comments, December 23, 2014, DRAFT
About a week ago, the Disneyland controlled Anaheim City Council lead by the Disneyland Bitch, Kris Murray, sent out Christmas presents to all Anaheim homeowners. The Christmas presents were Notices of a significant increase in residential homeowners’ utilities bills, while giving large commercial users, including Disneyland, Rate modifications that will results in significant reductions in their utilities bills.
The Notices were written in double talk, with stafements so misleading, only a “Nuclear Engineer” could decipher the true meanings within the Notices.
To confuse the majority of Anaheim residents who are Latino, the Notices were sent out only in English to all of the Spanish speaking homeowners.
To approve or prevent this utility measure, an election of all Anaheim property owners will be conducted in a very deceptive manner. A vote against this utilify measure must be made by a written formal protest. To vote to approve the utility measure, a property owner needs to do nothing. All property owners who do not send in a written formal protest will be considered as a yes vote, voting for the measure.
Disneyland, who controls the Anaheim City Council through their slut, Kris Murray, has made it virtually impossible to defeat this utilily measure by written protests. Property owners who do not vote are considered yes votes.
The Disneyland whore, Kris Murray, may try to deceptively state that it is the fault of the members of the Anaheim Utility Committee, not the city council, that have produce this measure that benefits Disneyland and damages Anaheim residents. Do not believe Kris Murray since the city council appoints the members of the Utility Committee and has the power to override the committee’s actions, such as this utility measure.
The only way to stop Disneyland’s continuing financial rape of Anaheim would be to recall their whore, Council Member Kris Murray. But considering Disneyland had spent about $700,000 already this year to reelect Kris Murray, Anaheim residents could never match the financial resources of Disneyland to mount a successful recall.
Anaheim has once again been screwed by Disneyland and Kris Murray.