While Googling "Trutanich" to research some more reasons to award Carmen "The Clown" Trutanich the Political Pantload of the Year Award, we came across a site apparently dedicated to denigrating Trutanich.
TRU is False takes aim at the Clown on a variety of topics, most recently his use of "operatives" to deliver a threat to City Hall that the results of their messing with his budget will be that he will not prosecute crimes. It's an old stunt, last used to effect by the late Sheriff Sherman Block.
According to TRU is False, Trutanich choose not to deliver the threat personally because he made such a fool of himself last time he addressed the Council. That, of course, was over the Michael Jackson memorial, where Carmen The Clown told the City leaders that he had found "criminal aspects" to AEG's memorial to Michael Jackson. Ultimately, Trutanich failed to deliver on his threat to prosecute, and the case "went away" after some money was paid to the City, according to the TRU is False blog.
But TRU is False is not the only blog with an unashamed dislike for the "People's Liar." The Street-Hassle blog, today calls out Trutanich for botching the Medical Marijuana Ordinance. Street-Hassle is edited by "Mulholland Terrace," the erudite scribe who can claim bragging rights for being the first to call Trutanich "Carmen The Clown" as long ago as 2009 when 'MT' blogged at the Griffith Park Wayist. Interestingly, MT was also the target of a Clown threat, this one penned by the Clown's "Special Assistant" Jane Usher who was earning her keep defending the honor of the Clown while he was unwell.
Despite the fact that Trutanich's threats seem to do nothing but bring ridicule on him and his office, the Clown continues to threaten and grandstand at any given opportunity.
It is exceedingly rare that the Los Angeles City Council gets anything right, but in cutting his budget and denying him Grand Jury powers, they seem to be on the right track. Giving Trutanich his own police force and a Grand Jury would give Trutanich the power to make the McCarthy era seem like a walk in the park. By the way, a good definition of McCarthyism is "the practice of making accusations of disloyalty, subversion, or treason without proper regard for evidence." The shoe does seem to fit.