Racist Van Gordon Sauter, John Frierson, must go. They were on this CSAC commission in 2003 when all this corruption was going on. Fixed Fights, MMA was legal along with Tough Man which were approved together December of 2000.(Note proof at bottom Art Dore and Kage Kombat being approved). Art Dore was a big Tough Man promoter. This is more proof that MMA and Tough Man were approved. Why did these commissioners hold back MMA until 2006 for Pro and 2010 for amateur when both were already approved in 2000. Why are they still around? Was it so UFC could gain full control of the sport? Also they extort taxes from WWE even when they don’t regulate fake wrestling. They say WWE volunteers giving them $300,000.00 a year not required tax.
They also say if you end up like these guys with a dent in your head by a flying knee or Spinning Heel Kick to head it is light contact no head gear required or regulation needed. But if you don’t strike the head where this will never happen as in pankration where no head strikes are allowed then it is full contact and regulation is needed. Adult safe pankration is now extinct.
SO ON NOVEMBER 15, 2000 I RECEIVE THIS LETTER FROM SENATOR JOHN McCAIN THE ONE THAT BANNED NHB CLAIMING ITS A COCK FIGHT. ALL OF A SUDDEN I GET A LETTER FROM CSAC NOVEMBER 27, 2000 TELLING ME I AM ON THE AGENDA DECEMBER 7, 2000 TO GET THE FIRST MMA LICENSE. THE POWER OF THE PEN.
DCA/CSAC are in violation of the law written according to the Business and Professions code. There are termed out Commissioners still on the board. They need to follow the written law not above the law rule.
DIVISION 8. SPECIAL BUSINESS REGULATIONS [18400 – 22948.25]
( Division 8 added by Stats. 1941, Ch. 44. )
CHAPTER 2. Boxing, Wrestling, and Martial Arts [18600 – 18887]
( Heading of Chapter 2 renumbered from Chapter 8 by Stats. 1988, Ch. 160, Sec. 6. )
ARTICLE 1. Administration [18600 – 18618]
( Article 1 added by Stats. 1985, Ch. 1092, Sec. 2. )
(a) Except as provided in this section, there is in the Department of Consumer Affairs the State Athletic Commission, which consists of seven members. Five members shall be appointed by the Governor, one member shall be appointed by the Senate Committee on Rules, and one member shall be appointed by the Speaker of the Assembly.
The members of the commission appointed by the Governor are subject to confirmation by the Senate pursuant to Section 1322 of the Government Code.
No person who is currently licensed, or who was licensed within the last two years, under this chapter may be appointed or reappointed to, or serve on, the commission.
(b) In appointing commissioners under this section, the Governor, the Senate Committee on Rules, and the Speaker of the Assembly shall make every effort to ensure that at least four of the members of the commission shall have experience and demonstrate expertise in one of the following areas:
(1) A licensed physician or surgeon having expertise or specializing in neurology, neurosurgery, head trauma, or sports medicine. Sports medicine includes, but is not limited to, physiology, kinesiology, or other aspects of sports medicine.
(2) Financial management.
(3) Public safety.
(4) Past experience in the activity regulated by this chapter, either as a contestant, a referee or official, a promoter, or a venue operator.
(c) Each member of the commission shall be appointed for a term of four years. All terms shall end on January 1. Vacancies occurring prior to the expiration of the term shall be filled by appointment for the unexpired term. No commission member may serve more than two consecutive terms.
(d) Notwithstanding any other provision of this chapter, members first appointed shall be subject to the following terms:
(1) The Governor shall appoint two members for two years, two members for three years, and one member for four years.
(2) The Senate Committee on Rules shall appoint one member for four years.
(3) The Speaker of the Assembly shall appoint one member for four years.
(e) (1) This section shall remain in effect only until January 1, 2020, and as of that date is repealed, unless a later enacted statute, that is enacted before January 1, 2020, deletes or extends that date.
(2) Notwithstanding any other law, the repeal of this section renders the board subject to review by the appropriate policy committees of the Legislature.
(Amended by Stats. 2015, Ch. 316, Sec. 1. Effective January 1, 2016. Repealed as of January 1, 2020, by its own provisions.)
California State Athletic Commission investigation: How did (then) 80 year old scandal-plagued politician John Frierson get an important job promotion?
Click green link above. Read below he is termed out why is he still on CSAC?
John Frierson, Commissioner: Mr. Frierson has been a member of the Athletic Commission since 2001. A 26 year veteran of the Los Angeles Police and Sheriff’s Departments, he served as Senior Traffic Supervisor for the Police Department for 17 years. He’s been a member of the Los Angeles Transportation Commission since 2001, and is currently its Vice President. Chairman Frierson is an Executive Board Member of the California Democratic Party and was a delegate to the Democratic National Convention from 1976 through 2000. He’s also the recipient of numerous Community Services Awards from both the City of Los Angeles and the California State Assembly.
COULD CSAC COMMISSIONER JOHN FRIERSON BE THE PERSON BEHIND MY ILLEGAL ARREST BECAUSE OF HIS LONG TIES WITH LAW ENFORCEMENT?
This response to above link. Frierson is untouchable.
The reversal of the CSAC Gift Policy tells everything you need to know about Chairman Frierson.
First and foremost, it shows that Chairman Frierson is politically untouchable in California. When you consider every conceivable measure of political power, Frierson is off the charts.
Take a second and think about what type of political power you would need to be appointed Chairman of CSAC.
Now think of how much power you would need to keep your appointment after being rocked by the CSAC Gift Policy scandal. The fact that Chairman Frierson even survived the scandal tipped his hand to the fact that he is politically elite
Now imagine the brazen balls and overlapping political power you would need to reverse the measures that were enacted as a result of the CSAC Gift Policy scandal.
Frierson successfully voted to reverse the CSAC Gift Policy so he would be able to give away expensive tickets without breaking the law. Considering that California is in a financial crisis and CSAC has been called out for abusing the gift policy in the recent past, this reversal is beyond excessive and something that only the highest level of political elite can pull off.
Chairman Frierson knows that he is powerful and does what he wants, when he wants because of it. Even if AB2100 is the best policy ever introduced to CSAC, Frierson could easily kill it for no other reason than he needs events to come to California so he can give away those free tickets.
Most important meeting of the year the last meeting. Frierson and Ayala are a no show and Sauter and Carvelli don’t return to meeting after intermission break. DCA director and ex corrupt CSAC commissioner Grafillo calls them on phone and tells them to end meeting immediately because of no Quorum. Mary Lehmans ask if they are still being filmed before she ends meeting Proof of meeting below. This caused for no public comment. Most shady CSAC commission ever.
MARK RATNER WAS HIRED BY ZUFFA. HE WAS EX EXECUTIVE OFFICER FOR NEVADA STATE ATHLETIC COMMISSION. HE TOLD ALL STATE COMMISSIONS TO STOP AMATEUR MMA BACK IN THE DAY OR THEY WILL NOT COME TO THERE STATE. THE UFC ALSO DID THIS WITH YOUTH PANKRATION. COMMISSIONER CARVELLI USES THE SAME LOBBYIST THE UFC USESES.
MORE PROOF OF FRIERSON AND SAUTER CORRUPTION. IN THESE CSAC MINUTES PROOF OF FIXED MMA FIGHTS PLUS PROOF OF MMA BACK THEN. ALSO PROOF THEY WOULD TAKE MONEY FROM SMALL WRESTLING EXHIBITIONS WHICH NOW THEY DON’T ONLY EXTORT TAX FROM WWE. THESE TWO MUST GO. TERMED OUT FOR YEARS.
PROOF OF SHADY NO QUARUM MEETING AT LAST MEETING OF YEAR 2017. MOST IMPORTANT MEETING. FRIERSON AND AYALA NO SHOW AND CARVELLI AND SAUTER DID NOT COME BACK TO MEETING AFTER BREAK. GET RID OF THIS USELESS CSAC.
OCTOBER 2009 FRIERSON WAS ON COMMISSION WHEN THE KARDASHIAN TOUGHMAN WAS HELD IN NOVEMBER OF 2009.
THESE TERMED OUT CSAC COMMISSIONERS CAN’T EVEN MAKE A QUARUM AT THE LAST MEETING OF THE YEAR IN SACRAMENTO. IT IS TIME TO FINALLY REPLACE ALL COMMISSIONERS IN 2018. THEY ARE ALL TERMED OUT ACCORDING TO THE WRITTEN LAW. NOTE FRIERSON HAS BEEN ON COMMISSION SINCE 2001. IN 2008 HE WAS APPOINTED FOR MORE ILLEGAL TERMS.
- John Frierson (Chairman) – appointed on August 18th, 2008 and expires on 1/1/2015. His appointment is via Assembly Speaker.
- Van Buren Ross Lemons – appointed on October 15th, 2009 and expires on 1/1/2015. His appointment is via the Senate Rules Committee.
- Martha Shen-Urquidez – appointed on March 28th, 2013 and expires on 1/1/2017. Her appointment is via the Governor.
- Mary Lehman – appointed on March 28th, 2013 and expires on 1/1/2017. Her appointment is via the Governor.
- Christopher Giza – appointed on April 13th, 2007 and expires on 1/1/2015. His appointment is via the Governor.
- James Carvelli – appointed on May 1st, 2013 and term expires on 1/1/2014. His appointment is via the Governor.
- Dean Grafilo – appointed on June 25th, 2012 and term expires on 1/1/2014. His appointment is via the Governor
WHY WAS DR.LEMONS TERMED OUT? AND EVERYONE ELSE STAYING. HE WAS THE ONLY HONEST ONE.