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    Max's Mother pleads case to Council

    Mother of late Max Shacknai pleads her son's case to council ...

    http://coronado.patch.com/articles/m...uspatc00000003

    (courtesy Anne Bremner's Facebook posting 9-18-2012 8 PM)
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    Quote Originally Posted by Bonepile View Post
    Mother of late Max Shacknai pleads her son's case to council ...

    http://coronado.patch.com/articles/m...uspatc00000003

    (courtesy Anne Bremner's Facebook posting 9-18-2012 8 PM)
    Thanks Bonepile for posting this link. It is a pretty sad commentary on our public officials that it takes this kind of effort to just take another look at these deaths.
    All of my posts are simply thought-starters and are not meant to be implications in any way, shape or form.

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    Dina Shacknai in Coronado to argue her son's death

    http://www.cbs8.com/story/19568150/d...her-sons-death

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    Dina Shacknai pleads for son's case to be reopened

    http://www.10news.com/news/dina-shac...to-be-reopened

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    If Dina and her sister had killed RZ, I highly doubt she would be trying to get this case reopened, JMO
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    Source: Dina Shacknai Begs Council for Review of Son's Death | NBC 7 San Diego

    http://www.nbcsandiego.com/news/loca...170257296.html

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    Quote Originally Posted by katydid23 View Post
    If Dina and her sister had killed RZ, I highly doubt she would be trying to get this case reopened, JMO
    That seems reasonable, except that she isn't advocating for both deaths to be reinvestigated, only Max's death. Rebecca's death is currently not being reopened or reinvestigated either. The best course of action, IMO, is for her to partner with the Zahau's to ask for both death investigations to be reopened. There is great strength in numbers. If both families cooperated in their lobby to reopen the deaths, it would be much more persuasive, IMO.

    Why wouldn't Dina want to partner with the Zahau's to reopen BOTH investigations? That is very puzzling to me.

    It's also puzzling to me that Jonah is silent on all aspects of Max and Rebecca's death investigations.

    The Zahau's have said they are not opposed to reopening BOTH death investigations. I hope Dina considers a partnership with the Zahau's to reopen both deaths. Maybe then the authorities would give more serious consideration.

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    City council authority. Dina is a scientist??

    I'm also curious. What authority does the city council have over the investigations of the police department? Can the city council "vote" to force the police to reopen a death investigation? I don't think that would be the proper channel in my location for making something like that happen.

    I'm also confused as to why Dina would refer to herself as a "scientist" in her remarks to the city council? And is she really a Coronado property owner?

    "As a mom and a scientist, I couldn't make sense of the conclusions the experts had reached."

    Read more: http://www.abc15.com/dpp/news/region...#ixzz26tXF18Wg
    Last edited by K_Z; 09-19-2012 at 02:33 AM. Reason: added link

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    Dina Romano is a scientist? AND a child psychologist? Who owns property and is a resident of Coronado?

    Who knew O_o?

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    Thank you, Bonepile and K_Z.


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    Quote Originally Posted by K_Z View Post
    I'm also curious. What authority does the city council have over the investigations of the police department? Can the city council "vote" to force the police to reopen a death investigation? I don't think that would be the proper channel in my location for making something like that happen.

    I'm also confused as to why Dina would refer to herself as a "scientist" in her remarks to the city council? And is she really a Coronado property owner?

    "As a mom and a scientist, I couldn't make sense of the conclusions the experts had reached."

    Read more: http://www.abc15.com/dpp/news/region...#ixzz26tXF18Wg
    "I am a scientist"..............I almost choked when she said that....Dina DOES NOT OWN PROPERTY IN CORONADO, NOR DOES SHE OWN PROPERTY IN PARADISE VALLEY, AZ. All 3 houses (Spreckels, 1124 G Ave, and 6135 E Caballo Drive) are owned by the Jonah Shacknai Trust. Dina stayed in a hotel in downtown SD on this trip: she no longer has access to the G Ave pad. And she is not a resident of California. This is all public record, so why lie about "facts" that can be verified?
    Last edited by Inparadise; 09-19-2012 at 07:49 AM.

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    Update: Council in Awkward Spot After Shacknai Mom Makes Her Plea

    http://coronado.patch.com/articles/m...ase-to-council

    Members face a difficult choice. If they acknowledge a grieving mother's request, they risk undermining their own police department. If they set her concerns aside, they could appear callous or dismissive.

    Mayor Casey Tanaka signaled Monday that he is inclined to support the department, while Councilwoman Carrie Downey questioned the propriety of politicians inserting themselves into an investigation run by experts in police work.
    The council appeared somber during Shacknai's remarks, only responding when Tanaka asked her to wrap up her statement, as she began to exceed the three minutes allotted to each member of the public.
    She is looking, she said, to exhaust all her options with law enforcement agencies, rather than filing a lawsuit to seek a remedy. Civil court, she said, “would be the court of last resort.”
    Dina Shacknai said she has not been in contact with her ex-husband and that he has not helped with the expense of her independent investigation into how the boy died.
    Last edited by K_Z; 09-19-2012 at 07:48 AM. Reason: Quote

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    Transcript of Dina's remarks to Coronado City Council

    http://maxshacknai.com/2012/09/18/tr...-city-council/

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    Dina's 5 page response to COPD on their denial to reopen Max's case.

    http://www.maxshacknai.com/wp-conten...se_To_COPD.pdf

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    Was this a favor by Mayor Tanaka? Interesting to note the mayor has signed Dina's petition.

    Snip- City councils do not traditionally hear appeals from grieving parents angered by investigations, but Mayor Casey Tanaka said it is appropriate for the panel to take any concern from the public into consideration.

    Councilwoman Carrie Downey, also contacted via email, noted that Dina Shacknai, like any member of the public, will be welcomed, but added “the council does not get involved in police decisions to investigate or the district attorney’s decision to prosecute based on the evidence developed.

    “Those decisions should not be influenced by the political process and should be made by the experts trained in those fields,” concluded Downey, an attorney.

    http://coronado.patch.com/articles/m...-shacknai-case
    Last edited by *Lash*; 09-19-2012 at 01:18 PM. Reason: Added

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