WHY DID WEST OAKLAND CITY COUNCILWOMAN LYNETTE MCELHANEY LOSE HER SEAT?
WEST OAKLAND STORIES FILM COURT VICTORY DETAILS
SHARING TRIALS AND TRIBULATIONS OF WOS FILM HISTORY: PART 1 OF 4
VICTORY is ours. The West Oakland Stories of the 1940s, 50s and 60s film court battle is over. The judge awarded me all the rights to the film. Mr. André Alporter did not show at court and OUR TV Mr. Leonard Stephens and his representative from West Oakland City Councilwoman Lynette McElhaney’s office were caught in a big lie before the judge. They both testified that all of the raw footage of West Oakland Stories film had been downloaded in its totality and given to Ed Howard. (That’s a lie) See Computer expert /film /editor, Mr. David Ballard’s, testimony below.
Now I need to move on to complete the film and film trailer (Preview) for viewing. I personally know of four elders in the film who have passed on since the film started production in 2012. So much regret that they will not be able to see the film because of the unholy minds of Leonard Stephens and André Alporter.
You see how Mr. Leonard Stephens and Mr. André Alporter’s deceptive and false representations can get the establishment to work with them and the West Oakland Elders and West Oakland people can’t even get DeFremery Park building refurbished and painted. But the streets in the areas where the White people are moving into West Oakland are being upgraded. Soon after this statement was made City Councilwoman McElhaney found funds to refurbish DeFremery building. This is the same way the system treated us back in the day and we would not let them. This is why the West Oakland Stories film is so important for you our younger generations and everyone to see. The generations under us need to hear and see who we really are.
Share this letter with your friends and family to support this much needed stories of our West Oakland and Oakland history.
Mr. David Ballard’s Expert testimony:
“Today in court Sept. 25, 2014, I was asked by the judge if I had seen the WOS film footage on the flash card that the defendant, Mr. Leonard Stephens, and West Oakland City Council Woman Lynette McElhaney’s key staff person, Ms. Cook, had brought with them. My answer was NO I had not seen the footage on that card. I did inform the judge that I had seen some footage that was not the raw footage, due to the fact that it contained time codes on top of the footage and that would not be considered “broadcast quality”, due to the time codes over the footage. I continued to state that would not be considered the raw footage again because of the time codes over the footage. I then stated to the judge my experience in the computer field, over 30 years’ experience working at Apple and various other companies. About 10 years’ experience editing movies. I then asked the judge if I could ask a question to Ms. Cook and Mr. Leonard Stephens, he granted my request. My question was what is the memory size of the flash card the defendant held in his hand? The defendant answered that it was a 64 gigabyte flash card. I then stated that was impossible for a 64 gigabyte flash card to hold 6 hours of raw footage, because 6 hours of raw footage would require a great deal more space. In most cases it could take close to a terabyte of drive space for hours of raw footage.”
The above statement was the big lie before a judge, but they have been making many lies regarding the filming of the WOS.
One of the larger questions is why is the West Oakland City Council Woman Lynette McElhaney supporting these crooks and not supporting the West Oakland Elders such as myself and other elders. My bloodline in West Oakland and Oakland runs deep, very deep, sisters, brothers, my children, grandchildren and great grandchildren – not to mention uncles, aunts, cousins, nephews, nieces, friends, etc. Almost all of the Elders in the WOS film bloodline is like mine or greater.
West Oakland do you know who you really are? When you see this film you will find out. https://youtu.be/ZMYVdIlYUhs
West Oakland Stories Positive Feeling Movement Org.
Chief Executive Director
Producer, Director, Writer, Editor, Inter-Viewer