Was Take Back Santa Cruz Founded by a Criminal?

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Reality Check

Foster City, CA

#1 Mar 19, 2013
Take Back Santa Cruz founder Dexter Cube apparently was twice found guilty of fraud by the Security and Exchange Commission.
When Take Back Santa Cruz first appeared as a response to a gang-related stabbing of a high school student last year, it seemed reasonable enough. Why not have an organization dedicated to making our community safer, largely through encouraging people to spend more time “positively loitering” in public spaces? Before long, however, it became clear that TBSC had a fairly narrow vision of what safety means, and from whom Santa Cruz should be taken back. For TBSC, homelessness is a problem not for desperate people scraping by on the street, but for the rest of us who are burdened with having to see and occasionally interact with them. Thus their solution is not to work towards building a community with sufficient jobs and housing and mental health services, but to “clean up” homeless camps in the hopes of pushing them away to someone else’s town. Similarly, their solution to gang violence or any other crime is simply to support the police and prisons; analyzing the causes of crimes, and considering preventative measures are not only not mentioned, but rejected out of hand.

In short, TBSC’s goal is to promote “tough on crime” policies. When asked who they are taking Santa Cruz back from, they reply “criminals”, and they encourage people not only to call the police when they see anything suspicious, but to sit in on court cases to show our judges that Santa Cruzans want tough sentencing.

Ironically, it appears that their founder Emmanuel “Dexter” Cube is himself a criminal. In 2002, then an investment broker in New Jersey, he was investigated by the Securities and Exchange Commission and found guilty of violating laws, fined over $50,000 and suspended for over 5 years from trading. This was his second fraud; he was fined $40,000 a few years prior and suspended for a lesser number of days.( http://www.sec.gov/litigation/admin/33-8201.h... , http://www.finra.org/Industry/Regulation/Noti... ).

In the past, when people have criticized TBSC for Cube’s alignment with Republican Meg Whitman and her conservative agenda, the group has responded by claiming they were founded by a diverse group. Yet as of this posting, the TBSC number listed in the phone book has Cube’s voice on the outgoing message, and the address of their “corporate headquarters” is the small office where he works downtown—which is not marked in any way as having a connection to TBSC.

It’s time we take Santa Cruz back from this fear-based organization promoting a vision of community based on unquestioned support for the police, and attacks against homeless, political activists, and undocumented immigrants, throwing around the word “criminal” while they themselves feel they are above the law.

From-> http://www.indybay.org/newsitems/2010/06/02/1...
Reality Check

San Francisco, CA

#2 Mar 19, 2013
Wow, that post is amazingly similar to a post by John Colby. What a coincidence. Not.
BeckySpoofFail.
Buzz

San Jose, CA

#3 Mar 19, 2013
This thread was initiated by John Colby, section 8 dwelling, two decades running, unemployed parasite. John is well known in the area for writing letters to different public agencies excoriating their behavior and making demands. The mayor of Santa Cruz chastised him for diverting monies for the homeless for his own personal agenda.
28 of his neighbors presented a petition to the management company of his apartment complex demanding his eviction claiming he was a child molester. SCPD doesn't answer his calls because he's a known crank and cries wolf to often.
You can verify a lot of this if you just Google John Colby Santa Cruz or take a look at his LinkedIn page and you'll see just exactly how nutty he is.

John also peeps in his neighbors windows hoping to catch them in the sex act at four morning. He was dumb enough to post that information in a comment he made the Santa Cruz Sentinel online edition.
Denvers Piles

United States

#4 Mar 19, 2013
Reality Check wrote:
Wow, that post is amazingly similar to a post by John Colby. What a coincidence. Not.
BeckySpoofFail.
All the regular Topix readers know John loves to repost his material. He thinks he's so brilliant he just gets off on putting it out there over and over and over again. So this is a very typical Colby trait, but not a very smart one if you then want to bleat, "I'm not John".
much ado about nothing

Santa Cruz, CA

#5 Mar 19, 2013
Like indybay, John won't give Dexter Cube a chance to respond as the Santa Cruz Patch has:

http://santacruz.patch.com/articles/city-coun...
DBS

Cupertino, CA

#6 Mar 19, 2013
But john, what if TBSC wants to "take back" Catcrap Garedens from the undercover SCPD Methcookers?
Reality Check

San Leandro, CA

#7 Mar 19, 2013
much ado about nothing wrote:
Like indybay, John won't give Dexter Cube a chance to respond as the Santa Cruz Patch has:
http://santacruz.patch.com/articles/city-coun...
Cube's weak response are available in the comments section of the Indybay article.

His excuses are hilarious, and Cube has no defense for this.

You are kind of pitiful for siding with him.
Reality Check

San Leandro, CA

#8 Mar 19, 2013
Reality Check wrote:
Wow, that post is amazingly similar to a post by John Colby. What a coincidence. Not.
BeckySpoofFail.
Where are these posts by John Colby that you are referring to.

All I see are anonymous posters.
Reality Check

San Francisco, CA

#9 Mar 19, 2013
Reality Check wrote:
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Where are these posts by John Colby that you are referring to.
All I see are anonymous posters.
Sure thing, John. Or should I call you Jonny Rotting?
Reality Check

San Leandro, CA

#10 Mar 19, 2013
Reality Check wrote:
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Sure thing, John. Or should I call you Jonny Rotting?
You can call me whatever you want, but it doesn't make it accurate.

Now why don't you tell us why you left that comment in the Sentinel about you thinking that police should be allowed to execute suspects without any due process....are we still supposed to take you seriously?

You have never addressed those comments you made, Fresno boy.

Should I link you up to those posts...or will you remain silent as usual?
Kathy

Santa Cruz, CA

#11 Mar 20, 2013
no 990s?
One of 28 neighbors

United States

#12 Mar 20, 2013
Reality Check wrote:
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You can call me whatever you want, but it doesn't make it accurate.
Now why don't you tell us why you left that comment in the Sentinel about you thinking that police should be allowed to execute suspects without any due process....are we still supposed to take you seriously?
You have never addressed those comments you made, Fresno boy.
Should I link you up to those posts...or will you remain silent as usual?
Everything leaking out of this walking colostomy bag is a lie.
Reality Check

Hayward, CA

#13 Mar 20, 2013
One of 28 neighbors wrote:
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Everything leaking out of this walking colostomy bag is a lie.
Topix trolls can't handle the truth....notice how whenever I remind him he has left that idiotic comment, he shuts up...
Buzz

United States

#14 Mar 20, 2013
Wake up from your drunken stupor John? You don't sound sober.
Reality Check

Foster City, CA

#15 Mar 20, 2013
Buzz wrote:
Wake up from your drunken stupor John? You don't sound sober.
Get some help, Buzz.

Your family and friends don't deserve the torture you are putting them through....
Buzz

Santa Cruz, CA

#16 Mar 20, 2013
Reality Check wrote:
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Get some help, Buzz.
Your family and friends don't deserve the torture you are putting them through....
It will be a snowy day in hell when I start taking advice from a self admitted peeping Tom and alleged child molesting Whackjob!

This thread was initiated by John Colby, section 8 dwelling, two decades running, unemployed parasite. John is well known in the area for writing letters to different public agencies excoriating their behavior and making demands. The mayor of Santa Cruz chastised him for diverting monies for the homeless for his own personal agenda.
28 of his neighbors presented a petition to the management company of his apartment complex demanding his eviction claiming he was a child molester. SCPD doesn't answer his calls because he's a known crank and cries wolf to often.
You can verify a lot of this if you just Google John Colby Santa Cruz or take a look at his LinkedIn page and you'll see just exactly how nutty he is.

Since: Mar 13

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#17 Mar 26, 2013
Reality Check wrote:
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In the past, when people have criticized TBSC for Cube’s alignment with Republican Meg Whitman and her conservative agenda, the group has responded by claiming they were founded by a diverse group. Yet as of this posting, the TBSC number listed in the phone book has Cube’s voice on the outgoing message, and the address of their “corporate headquarters” is the small office where he works downtown—which is not marked in any way as having a connection to TBSC.
I don't find a voicemail from a downtown office to be compelling evidence against someone.

But I am curious where the evidence for the claim that I've seen that Dexter Cube was/is aligned with Meg Whitman and a conservative agenda.

Someone when asked about this point (on Indymedia I think) replied, google it. So I did and I found nothing.

Can someone share a link?

thanks
Reality Check

Alamo, CA

#18 Apr 20, 2013
Buzz wrote:
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It will be a snowy day in hell when I start taking advice from a self admitted peeping Tom and alleged child molesting Whackjob!
This thread was initiated by John Colby, section 8 dwelling, two decades running, unemployed parasite. John is well known in the area for writing letters to different public agencies excoriating their behavior and making demands. The mayor of Santa Cruz chastised him for diverting monies for the homeless for his own personal agenda.
28 of his neighbors presented a petition to the management company of his apartment complex demanding his eviction claiming he was a child molester. SCPD doesn't answer his calls because he's a known crank and cries wolf to often.
You can verify a lot of this if you just Google John Colby Santa Cruz or take a look at his LinkedIn page and you'll see just exactly how nutty he is.
You really need to get some help, Buzz.

I hope you haven't been near any children today.
Reality Check

Foster City, CA

#20 Apr 24, 2013
Did everyone see DBS (posting as 'openid') kissing some Take Back Santa Cruz ass on the sentinel article about the abusive Santa Cruz Police Officer:

http://www.santacruzsentinel.com/localnews/ci...

DBS is so stupid to support more bad cops in Santa Cruz, and he also shows what a kiss ass TBSC groupie he is lol
DBS

Cupertino, CA

#21 Apr 24, 2013
Reality Check wrote:
Did everyone see DBS (posting as 'openid') kissing some Take Back Santa Cruz ass on the sentinel article about the abusive Santa Cruz Police Officer:
http://www.santacruzsentinel.com/local
And did everyone see the NINETEEN (19) "like" notations on my opening statement?

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