Don Lane Hates John Cohen Colby

Trust me. He’s not alone.

Mentally disabled transient bum John Cohen Colby filed a color of law complaint recently against Santa Cruz Mayor Don Lane for “segregating him from the community by not forcing the Santa Cruz Police Department (SCPD) to protect him against Take Back Santa Cruz (TBSC) death threats and now silencing him from exercising his Free Speech rights and his right to petition the government for a redress of grievances”. No, I’m not making this up. He’s serious. As serious as someone with mental illness can be I guess.

John asked that his sister be given two minutes to read letters during open communications of a recent City Council meeting about “the SCPD denying him protection, about City Attorney John Barisone denying him written explanations and about the City Council (except for Micah Posner) and City staff aiding and abetting TBSC hate crimes”. Why is Micah Posner exempt? Is he John’s PAL (Personal Ass Licker)?

Mayor Don Lane denied this ridiculous request. Of course he did.

John immediately emailed a color of law complaint to the San Francisco FBI Duty Agent against Mayor Lane for “abusing his position of authority to violate John’s civil rights, to segregate him based upon his disabilities, and to silence him from being an engaged, effective citizen to speak out in a public forum on Community Television”. That’s right. John got upset because Don Lane wouldn’t let his sister speak for him and have her time as well. He was too afraid to actually attend the council meeting and speak for himself. So instead of just showing up and airing his beef himself, what does John do? He files a complaint with the FBI.

And he doesn’t just file a complaint with the FBI. He sent emails (via CC) to AT LEAST 141 PEOPLE THAT COULDN’T CARE LESS.

Here it is, in all it’s glory. Have a good laugh. I did!

John Cohen Colby’s Latest Complaint to the FBI


January 09, 2015

Duty Agent
Federal Bureau of Investigations (FBI)
San Francisco Division
450 Golden Gate Avenue, 13th Floor
San Francisco, CA 94102–9523
Tel: 415.553.7400

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re: Filing color of law complaint against Santa Cruz Mayor Don Lane

Dear Duty Agent:

Last night or the night before, I left voice messages for Santa Cruz City Council-member Micah Posner (who I call as a witness) and Santa Cruz City Clerk Administrator Bren Lehr (whom I also call as a witness).

I asked — because denial of protection by the Santa Cruz Police Department (SCPD) in response to (death) threats made against me by Take Back Santa Cruz (TBSC) member Tom Cunniff and other individuals have falsely imprisoned me, segregating me from the community based upon my disabilities, shutting down my advocacy for disabled (homeless) people and preventing me from exercising my Free Speech rights — so that my sister Patricia Colby be allocated a mere two minutes on my behalf, so she could read a letter from me to the City Council, the City Attorney, the City Manager, the council audience and the public via Santa Cruz Community Television. I explained that this was necessary to fully exercise my Free Speech rights, my right to petition the government for a redress of grievances, and also to exercise my disability rights to not be segregated from City Council meetings and from the wider community.

It was a very small request.

Santa Cruz Mayor Don Lane is clearly retaliating against me for exercising my civil rights and for petitioning President Obama and the U.S. Senate to come down on him, the City Council (excepting Micah Posner), the City Attorney, the City staff and the SCPD for reasons presented in previous emails (which you were carbon copied).

Essentially, Mayor Don Lane is denying me the right to be an (engaged) citizen, to protect my civil rights and the civil rights of others. He has aided and abetted — as described in previous emails — me being falsely imprisoned in my residence threatened by TBSC stalkers and potentially SCPD officers colluding with them.

Demand: immediately investigate Santa Cruz Mayor Don Lane for abusing his position of authority to deny me my constitutional and civil rights so that an impartial U.S. attorney may prosecute him (to the fullest extent possible under federal law).

Mayor Don Lane has imprisoned and silenced me! This is completely unacceptable!. He has dictatorially abused the powers of the state to punish me. He must be held accountable so no other government official considers committing the heinous acts he has committed against my sister, I and my disabled clients.

Thank you for your immediate action to protect my rights, the rights of those associated with me, and to protect our health and safety.

Sincerely yours,
John E. Colby, Ph.D.