Wednesday, May 25, 2016

(5/25) Second Email with Vicki Hennessy: To No Avail

Hi Sheriff Hennessy,

Yesterday (5/24) at 11 am I went to the Superior Court per Eviction Defense Cooperative (EDC) instruction to ask for a stay of execution to vacate my apartment at 470-C Fulton St.  At first the hearing was supposed to be heard at department 501 because the clerk of Judge Suzanne Bolanos said she’s on trial until 4 pm at department 504.  However, after everyone at 501 was heard and decided the clerk there told me come back to 501 to hear from Judge Bolanos at 2pm.  When I showed up the clerk just told me the motion was denied but no reasons were given.

This was a shock to me because EDC told me generally the judge would give a week extension until the week after in which the judge would either grant or denied another extension and so on.  In fact when I was at the court room I met someone who actually got 4 consecutive weekly extensions and trying to get another one.

Long time activist Ace Washington also got evicted.  He lives at the Tenderloin Housing Clinics

Ace showed me some of his files, he cross sword with many people who he claimed selling out the Black folks, those blacks who don't care for their people who see only what they get for themselves.
I don’t see any good reason why Judge Bolanos did not give me even one week so that I can start packing things up, looking for places to stay, and at least find somewhere  to store the belongings that I accumulate for over ten years and my grandparents the last forty years.  It’s not conscionable that that Judge Susanne Bolanos won’t  grant me even a week when for most people such extensions are regularly granted.

I was told the sheriff deputy will show up at 9:15 am today to evict me and change my lock.  First of all, while they could change the apartment door lock because that is co-op property.  But I don’t think they should change my metal gate door lock or destroy it without my permission because my grandmother installed that one using her own money when my family got burglarized and I inherited the metal gate, as well as the Freedom West share certificate from her.

As I told you before, my eviction was retaliatory because the Board President Mohammed Soriano-Bilal does not feel his presidential position safe as long as I’m around Freedom West.  Many residents feel my eviction is entirely unjustifiable.  I do not endanger anyone in the neighborhood but was instead supported widely as seen in my and my team’s board election victory.

No matter, I need to stay behind for at least a week to pack up my belongings and clean up the apartment without being locked-up and thrown out to the street.  While I know the Sheriff Department has the responsibility to carry out court orders but I was told by my lawyer, who used to work at the Eviction Defense Collaborative, that often time the deputy sheriff would grant extension for needs and humanitarian reasons of the tenant as long as the tenant make good efforts to vacate.  So I’m asking the Sheriff Department to grant me such stay, for a week or so, so that I could get what needs to be done accomplished expeditiously, disposing my belongings, and not going homeless.

I had started to make effort to vacate my apartment already, as I stacked up my boxes of books ceiling high emptying my closets.  Fortunately my friends forewarned me to start packing just in case the extension from Judge Suzanne Bolanos won’t get granted.  Good thing I listened to their advice.   I spend the whole last night packing without any sleep at all as I hadn’t slept for over 48 hours already to beat the clock.  As you said in our conversation, you won’t get the sheriff deputy to evict unless the environment is safe.  As for my premise now, it’s not safe because my apartment is stacked with boxes  and a mess and I’m very sleepy.  I don’t intend to leave my premise today because I still have much to pack as well as looking for places to stay.
My bedroom like a war zone

Over 100 boxes of books

Cloths out from the closet
Freedom West doesn’t need my apartment because it has at thirty other empty units in the complex.  But I do need mine at this time because I have no place to go without going homeless at this point.

It’s not too much for the Sheriff Department to grant me a week stay so that I could leave in an orderly manner.

Please call.
Sincerely Yours,

David Tse

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This letter did no good anyway as three deputy sheriffs showed up on time this morning for eviction, all with guns in holster.  Two Freedom West security officers also there, guns in full view as well.  After a no-nonsense explanation, Officer Choi told me I have five minutes to pack up and leave.  Afterward a Freedom West worker came in to change the common hallway locks as well as a new one on my door.

Sheriff note on my door.  If I go in there, it's trespassing.

Saturday, May 21, 2016

(5/21) Chain Letters with Vicki Hennessy, San Francisco Sheriff

(5/10 email)

Hi, Sheriff Vicki Henessy,

I have met you and have spoken with you briefly when I met you at the New Year celebration with Congresswoman Pelosi this year (see attached photos).  I am an engineer and a housing advocate who helped in the movement to provide more affordable housings for the people in San Francisco.

Recently I got involved in a political tug-of-war with the incumbent Board President Mohammed Soriano-Bilal at Freedom West Homes, a 1,000+ residents co-op within stone throw from City Hall, and that I and my team won a HUD-mandated Board Election.  However, Soriano-Bilal did not want to give up his absolute hold over the valuable four city blocks housing co-op and refuse to relinquish power.  He had used all available legal legerdemain and rough tactics to get rid of me as political opponent, one of which is to evict me from Freedom West Homes, where my family lived for more than 40 years with practically everyone know me in the community, utilizing “Unlawful Detainer” and involved the San Francisco Police Department as part of his scheme.  He believed he will triumph because as the Executive Director of the African American Arts and Cultural Complex he had the tacit support of all the San Francisco political potentates.
Talked to Vicki Hennessy not long after this photo taken in January this year
Remember we won the election even when Bilal used his Jim Crow tactics
The multi-ethnic people in Freedom won the election, not Mohammed Soriano-Bilal and his goons
He and his lawyers prevailed over me (mainly because of my ignorance in court process, procedure, and parlance that immediately and completely bereft me of any legal defense) during a jury trial whence I had to pit myself against three legal professionals Bilal hired using our community’s sparse reserve fund.

At this point there is a judgment against me from Superior Court Judge Susanne Bolano (CUD-15-654006) which allow Freedom West Homes (control by Mohammed Soriano-Bilal himself) to take possession of my apartment at 470-C Fulton Street by way of the Sheriff Department.

After the adverse judgment I finally managed to get myself an attorney and we are in the process to appeal Judge Bolano’s decision.  This unlawful detainer case differs from all other eviction cases in that it was not over non-payment, habitability, or felony issues but of an argument between two resident leaders over which direction a community should go.  I ask your office to wisely hold its discretion to allow the legal process to run its course and not disposing the Sheriff Department, unlike the SFPD which unwittingly allowed it to be used at a placid shareholders workshop, become a tool of the advantaged side of an essentially internal community dispute.

I’m sure it’s a decision your immediately predecessor, Ross Mirkarimi, would not lightly gloss over because he knew me, as well does Supervisor Board President London Breed, for years and as former District 5 Supervisor understood the complexity inside Freedom West.

Sincerely Yours,
David Tse

(5/11) Reply from the Sheriff herself

What is the address of your apartment?

(5/11) My Reply


470 Fulton Street,Apt. C。Thanks for the concern of a fellow Lowellite

(5/12) My Next Email to the Sheriff

Hi Sheriff Hennessy,

Last night I went to the residence of the matriarch of the San Francisco Democratic Party Jane Morrison and discussed about my travail at Freedom West Homes.  Some present thought it was a mistake for me to let known of my circumstances to you because you were supported by Mayor Lee, and to them, since I was “targeted” by him for sure you would carry out his instruction for my eviction in short order.

I believe otherwise because while power play inside Freedom West had sunk to the level similar to “The Season of the Witch” as described in David Talbot’s book on the City’s politics in another time, I don’t think that’s the case as far as this administration is concern.

If there are any concerns about my concept on the development of Freedom West, and by extension, Western Addition, is concern, it should be one of welcoming gesture that would be of great benefit to the City.  I had been solicited opinions and test-drove my idea to many people, which include the directors of the Department of Environment and Department of Public Works, as well as the Chairman of the California Public Utility Commission and they are nothing short of encouragement.  I met them in various technical conferences and meetings.  I had talked to a number of developers and green architects, business luminaries like Bill Draper, Jr., Energy Foundation, etc.  I also tried to get Google involved as a very high level executive in the company is my MIT school alumni.  While I belong to the affordable housing and anti-displacement movement I’m also one who’s out to deliver innovative and viable solutions to the City’s paramount problem and that I tried to get the best people and ideas into the project (as my latest with the Chairman of Sequoia Capital Sir Michael Moritz, see photo attachment).

Rather, it should be noted that not only Supervisor London Breed’s “favorite son”, Mohammed Soriano-Bilal and “Board President” whose election to the Freedom West Board would not come into being without my support, could not carry the assent of our multi-ethnic community’s hope and will.  During the three years of his reign Bilal had to resort to lawlessness, opacity, cronyism, deceit, and coercion to deliver the goods - and FAILED.  Not only his ideas were bad and rapacious, but the fact that he knew I could deliver a much better solution than anything he could ever conceived drove him to rage and jealousy.  Together with his cronies and co-conspirators he had to resort to racism, mendacity, and underhanded approach to entrap and to evict me as “harassment to the community” could only point to his viciousness and desperation. If anything, to those who were in this process, like Related of California, the City, and HUD, what transpired could only attest to the un-trustworthiness of his character and action which should cast doubt on doing any business with him in spite of the allure of his smooth and sugar-coated outward appearance.

Now you should understand the highly unusual circumstance behind an impending request for action from the Sheriff Department for my “Unlawful Detainer” eviction.  I know the mayor’s office had been kept tap on me because Freedom West is such a large project for redevelopment.  Because they don’t know what I’d been trying to accomplish the City may think I’m a stumbling block when I should be its greatest ally.

I disagree with the pessimists who warned me not to divulge “my strategy” to the City by communication thru your office.  I only believe in the veracity of openness, cooperation, and confidence that sincerity of convictions for the good of all and not ideologies that will prevail in the end.  Hope you could relay my message to the mayor.

Yours Truly,
David Tse

(5/12) Vicki Hennessy replied the same day

Hello Mr. Tse.  I am in receipt of your emails and checked with my staff to see what the status of your eviction is.  We just received the paperwork to post for the eviction at 470 Fulton Street Apt. C.  This will be posted next week, i.e. you will be informed of an impending eviction and the date you must vacate.

As you may know, I am an independently elected official.  I have not been contacted by any of the people mentioned in your emails, nor do I expect to be.  I take my duty to  follow the lawful orders of the court very seriously.  With that said, it is imperative that first you work with your legal advisors to ask the courts for relief  - if that is what you want.  Please note, I have a constitutional duty to follow court orders “without undue delay”.  Once the court process has been exhausted,  my practice has been to review requests for delay for up to one week, on a case by case basis, if requested by the defendant.  

I hope this answers your questions.

Regards,

Vicki Hennessy   

(5/12) And a bit later

Mr. Tse,
On more thing -  to be clear - a delay is also based on the safest, and best time for our staff to carry out the eviction. 

Vicki Hennessy

(5/12) And More

Hello Mr. Tse.  I am in receipt of your emails and checked with my staff to see what the status of your eviction is.  We just received the paperwork to post for the eviction at 470 Fulton Street Apt. C.  This will be posted next week, i.e. you will be informed of an impending eviction and the date you must vacate.

As you may know, I am an independently elected official.  I have not been contacted by any of the people mentioned in your emails, nor do I expect to be.  I take my duty to  follow the lawful orders of the court very seriously.  With that said, it is imperative that first you work with your legal advisors to ask the courts for relief  - if that is what you want.  Please note, I have a constitutional duty to follow court orders “without undue delay”.  Once the court process has been exhausted,  my practice has been to review requests for delay for up to one week, on a case by case basis, if requested by the defendant.  

I hope this answers your questions.

Regards,

Vicki Hennessy   

(5/13) My Follow-Up the next day

Thanks for informing, Sheriff.  I will ask for a new trial, this time with an attorney instead of myself.  What do you need from me and my lawyer so that you don't need to post a notice on my door next week?

With Regards,
David Tse

(5/17) The Sheriff further informed later
Mr. Tse -  I am forwarding this to Lt. Garcia who is in charge of evictions for an answer. 

VH

(5/17)  Me replying

Thank you everybody.  Otherwise I would expect a taped notice from the Sheriffs Department tomorrow?

(5/17) The Lieutenant Followed Up
We do not give out our service schedule. It may be tomorrow or sometime in the future.

Lt. John Garcia #1282
SFSD-Civil Section Commander
Room 456, City Hall
1 Dr. Carlton B. Goodlett Place
San Francisco, CA 94102

(5/18)  Probably someone from up high told the Sheriff's Office.  Get this guy as quickly as you can.

I was hoping it would be "sometime in the future".  But I guess the City make sure I'll get my eviction ASAP, like right away next morning, the earliest legally prescribed time they could get me.  I must had make some powerful people very angry.




(5/21) Sheriff Notice and Beware of Bilal, the City and its Greedy Developers

Hi Freedom West Friends and Neighbors,

Last Wednesday Mohammed Soriano-Bilal and Gang finally had their way.  The Sheriff Department posted a “Notice to Vacate” on my door last week: last day to stay - Tuesday, 5/24.  While I’m still around, allow me to forewarn you on Soriano-Bilal and his scheme to betray our co-op.  Click freedomwestdave.blogspot.com

The City make sure I'll get my eviction quickly.  I heard sounds on my metal gate.  By the time I open the sheriff's already gone, leaving only Freedom West workers who let him in behind.  Guess he's worrying about a photo-op with me.

For anyone who couldn't believe evil board members can do foul to you, here is a testimony.

They will do it to you if you question and don't follow their evil plan


WHAT IS TRAGIC TO ME IS WARNING TO YOU

Last Wednesday (5/18/16) the Sheriff Department posted an official eviction notice on my door.  The notice say I will have to empty my apartment by 6am Wednesday (5/25).
While what’s happening to me is tragic in that my family had been living here for forty plus years and me occupying my units for over ten years, it may be good for you because the travail I had gone through last year allowed me to see through what Mohammed Soriano-Bilal and his usurping board members had in store for you and the rest of Freedom West community.  Bilal and his minders are selling out Freedom West to the City and its favorite real estate developers.  They had already backed us into a corner and when the time comes, no hoots and cries from any or all of us could do anything about it.  You must take my warning seriously or else gradually you all will be evicted or disappear from Freedom West just as I supposed to disappear soon.

If you don’t take what I said seriously, you are just as ignorant and brain-stuck as my neighbor who opined “they could never evict you” even when she saw the official notice get posted on my door.  It is funny that the housing activists I’m involved with, tenant lawyers and their counterparts, landlord lawyers, all understand how “final” this matter is.  For ordinary folks like you, you can be ignorant but talking loud as much as you want now, until it is happening to you.  Then you’ll really understand.  But by that time you’ll be disappearing just like those others came before you, with hardly anybody noticing.  The difference between me and them is that I have a platform to tell you (those in my large email list).  So I hope you won’t be as brain-stuck as my neighbor.

CONNIVING  MOHAMMED BILAL AND  DARRYL STITT
STITT & FREEDOM WEST ATTORNEYS DECERTIFIED YOUR ELECTION

Mohammed Soriano-Bilal and his crony, Darryl Stitt, stage-managed a collusive lawsuit to decertify the last election when his selected team lost, all done without the knowledge of other board members or anyone else.  Stitt as a shareholder sued Freedom West saying the election was a fraud and Bilal, representing defendant Freedom West, said it’s indeed a fraud.  After few months of court filings with Bilal and the Freedom West attorney’s help to make sure everything procedurally correct, Stitt showed up in court and Freedom West didn’t.  Stitt won by default.  A properly ran election got decertified.

So the control of Freedom West had gone back to same old bunch as three years ago.  So this is the kind of people in power now, a cabal who cares less about fairness and the will of the people but about themselves.  They don’t want to work hard but just doing the same lazy and crooked things the past three years behind our backs and praising themselves for warming the seats in front the rest of us.

Freedom West is well on its way to get RAD.  Tell you more about RAD later.  That means in two years all of us will lose our co-op membership and become renters.  In due-time you will gradually file out of Freedom West one by one with hardly a whimper.

FREEDOM WEST BOARD COMPOSITION NOW

On the Freedom West Board now, we have a core Gang of Three that compose of Mohammed Soriano-Bilal, Gideon Tesfaye, and Renita Mason who are working to screw rest of us for their own personal benefits.  All three must hug each other tightly because they all had done wrongs together and cannot allow themselves held accountable for their mischief.

There are others on their side: Arrenia Corbin, Haddis Alemayehus, Samuel Shamonda, and Thomas Ruffin.  They are in league with them or so much enthralled with Mohammed Bilal that they follow and let him do whatever he wants.  They at best are not holding Bilal accountable or at worse in doing misdeeds with them.  I have yet had a handle on them but they are not capable of protecting your interests.

And you have Khorla Henry and William Yi.  They are the honest ones and would not take Bilal’s words at face values, but they are the minority and their power weak among those other board members.

Therefore do not expect this board to protect you because if they were to, they would have organized and educated us three years ago already.  In this year’s election, if it were to come at all, all nine seats (instead of ordinarily three) will be open for contest.  With me gone, who among you will organize to form a united front to go against Bilal and his scheming gang?

ABOUT MOHAMMED BILAL

He is working hands in glove with the City and greedy developers (either several or just one) and he is paving the way for them to take over Freedom West.

He is an inveterate liar and practically all things he said during board or shareholder meetings are either lies, half-truths, or making things up to entrap all of us.  Those stories he made up in court and narratives were just amazing, all under oath.  The man has no shame.

London Breed defended him in front of disgruntled black folks at the AAACC


How I found out where which Freedom West townhouse he appropriated for himself?  The employees he mistreated at the African-American Arts & Culture Complex showed me the company's van he appropriated for personal use and indeed he parked it in front of his house:  ill-gotten van in front of an ill-gotten house.  These little corruptions are small fries compare to what he's going to do to Freedom West.

Even though he’s saying he’s living here and have the same interests as the rest of us, Bilal is no friend of yours.  He, as well as his sponsor Supervisor London Breed, is not for tenants and people like us.  Their interests lie with the luxury condo crowd.  He sides with them for his own career advancement and for his control over us, as LANDLORD.   London Breed is well-known by the supports she gets from the real estate industry.  When regular folks need help from London Breed, you get none.  When I tried to her intervene between the cat-fight between Bilal and me she went AWOL to sleep.   So gentrification and displacement for the rest of us in Freedom West is no problem for either one.  One thing they both have in common - sweet words but no true deeds.  They are wolves in sheep skins.

Don’t believe anything Mohammed Bilal said to you (especially what he said about me) or do the things he asks you to do.  The man is an expert manipulator and he’ll hand you shovels to dig your own graves without you even realizing it.  It’s time for all of us to see through his motivational speaker self and rapping appearance for its true color.  The man is a great actor but accountable to no one.  As long as you cannot thoroughly examine all the evidence and there’s no one else you trust is doing it and explaining it for you in full, in written form, NEVER do what he or the office ask you to do. Everybody should resist if you must.

Mohammed Bilal and Gang went to court, using three lawyers (and your money of course) and flimsy excuse saying Freedom West people are in fear of me and hence having me disposed of.  You know that’s not true but somehow the judge and jury believed what they said.  I fought with no lawyer and lost.  So much for justice in America; if you have no money you get no justice.

I’ll tell you about what happened in court later.  That was a real disaster but it really gave me really good insights on how the psychological make-ups of how Bilal and Gang operates – through lies and mischief, and not for any moments they blinked.  These people take great joy in stabbing people in the back, including yours, as long as it to their personal benefits.

WHY DOES MOHAMMED BILAL AND THE CITY POWER BROKERS WANT TO GET RID OF ME (A LITTLE PERSON WITH NO MONEY OR POWER) OUT OF FREEDOM WEST?

Freedom West is an extremely valuable piece of property

Luxury condo developers could make lots of money developing us

In the City David Tse stands with the protect-the-tenants crowds

Most Freedom West people trust David Tse (as they should be, not one untrustworthy bone in him)

David Tse is neither afraid of the Bilal Gang and those powerful people propping them.  Truth and justice is his life

Within Freedom West, David Tse could rally the Asian, Latino, Russian, and non-prejudiced African-American members into a cohesive group

With David Tse around, these people would have a hard time making the excessive profits these developers wanted.  They know I will demand, study, and analyze those reports they made.

David Tse is in the way their greedy and malicious plan to destroy us as a co-op

David Tse must be disposed of quickly from Freedom West, by hook or snook

With no one brave enough in Freedom to question and out their evil scheme or to organize against them (Bilal and his greedy developer friends), Freedom West will fall into their laps.

With Freedom West under their control, the rest of Western Addition will fall under their scheme like falling dominoes.


I said lots of things and you may not believe it.  That’s because you are not in the thick of actions and hadn’t experienced them.  I have, and it became very clear as I had gone through my eviction process in court during my fight for you and for myself.  Soriano-Bilal and his goons are selling us  swiftly down the river!!  Take what I said to heart.  My tragedy is your gain.  You will be at your peril if you don’t take them in.  I’m still in Freedom West as I’m writing this, but my time is running out.

Friday, April 29, 2016

(4/29) FEDERAL RACKETEERING LAWSUIT AGAINST FREEDOM WEST

Freedom West had been served with a class-action lawsuit, accusing the co-op engaging in federal racketeering.  Although it was said that the case was "thrown" out.  I don't know what it meant because the case dealt with many different issues.  If by that kind of "thrown out" has the same meaning as what Bilal said about case about him and his Gang usurping power in the last election, I would not be too sanguine about it because the plaintiff lawyer is just redrafting the original complaint.  That Bilal's claim that we won in that federal racketeering case was just that he's kidding himself.  I do know the court exonerated one of the former board members.  But as for other issues, I don't believe they got resolved.

Freedom West is in the grip of increasing lawlessness committed by the usurper board and its officers born out through corruption.  If Bilal and Gang was making fun of previous management, he shouldn't brag on this pedestal too much because the difference in behavior between him and those previous corrupt management differed but little.  The previous boards knew the difference between right and wrong because at the very least they attended classes in cooperative conferences and learned about proper practices, just that they don't practice them.  The Bilal Gang didn't never attended classes and considered Freedom West one big play pen for these board toddlers with no adult supervisions.

If you see a draft of their board member code of standard which never was really discussed nor implemented, you would see how juvenile the proposal was.  If they had gone to classes and understood the principles and spirit behind a cooperative they would never draft anything like that.  It does not excuse Bilal that the drafted was before his time but drafted by another board member because he practiced just like that, secretive, arbitrary, and non-transparent.  The old board knew they did wrong but the Bilal Gang thought they did the correct thing.  That why Gideon Tesfaye, the purported Vice President now, sounded so ridiculous when shareholders response to their sinister income verification got so tepid a response that he threatened to put the requirement into the occupancy agreement.  That's the danger of someone who didn't bother to learn but pounding their chests that they are right.  That's why one former board presidents said talking to them is like talking to mules.  That's why I tend to keep myself mum during board meetings and spoke in few sentences because I knew they'll just disregard other ideas or don't get it because they don't bother to be educated themselves.

Being active in Freedom West for so long, I am seeing the Mohammed Bilal Gang is running the place much resemble a racket.  It runs however it wants whatever it wants with no accountability to residents and shareholders because they consider they are laws unto themselves.  It was especially galling in one board meeting last year when shareholders confronted Bilal with his lies about the renovate/redevelop Bilal and Gang claimed they could do as they please because you voted for them during the election, the only legitimate election we had.

That election was 3 years ago, and the reason they won was not because people trusted them but they trusted David Tse for recommending them and collected votes for them.  Immediate after they took advantage of my help they went around and disregard the Dreamcatcher platform which got them elected and went about their own perfidious ways.  Now those folks weren't even got elected in but still warming the seats out front because they couldn't bear to see themselves not seating up there to mumble nothing words to us.

On one hand the federal racketeering lawsuit was a surprise to me because I never expect it would happen and it shouldn't have happened if Bilal had done the right thing.  The lawsuit appeared to be an off-shoot of a lawsuit I involved in together with two other shareholders that dealt with former Freedom West management misdeeds.  In my estimation that lawsuit was over and all the parties involved, i.e. Mohammed Soriano-Bilal, plaintiffs and defendants, insurance companies, the army of lawyers, signed a sealed document and everything to be kept confidential.  That’s supposed to be the end of it.  But little do we know.

On the other hand it shouldn’t be a surprise because earlier in the Freedom West struggle I contacted the FBI and HUD’s regional office to look into Freedom West’s operation.  The case further spread to San Francisco City Attorney’s office and HUD internal investigative unit, which is independent and distinct from the regional office.  It went to Washington, D.C. and back.  The whole thing became a cloak-and-dagger affair that’s worthy of a thriller novel.  But that was five years ago.  Then, as it is now about Mohammed Soriano-Bilal, Alton Management tried to evict me from Freedom West because I was going to find out and expose their corruptions and misdeeds, just as now I'm trying to expose Bilal's.  On the surface Freedom West seems to be different, but not too deep below things stay the same, if not worse today.

How this lawsuit now?  Since I knew nothing about its provenance I could only surmise.  But as so often the case, my educated guess won't deviate much from reality.  It came about because Mohammed Soriano-Bilal violated the document he signed as Freedom West Board President in September 2014.  As signer of the covenant "with prejudice" he should not divulge anything with regard to that earlier lawsuit, as he emphasized it so often during board meetings when shareholders or their proxies asked about specific facts of the case.

Unfortunate for the co-op he blew the thing wide open in his rush to exact revenge against me after his team lost the board election last July.  In his pre-arranged attempt to destroy the election results and to smear my character Bilal brought out all those false charges the corrupt management back then fabricated against me, presented them as veritable facts to rest of Freedom West community, so that he and his losing cabal could still sit in front of you in those so-called “board meetings” he ask you to attend now.  The hooliganism he so thoroughly exhibited during those subsequent shameful events was what got our community into an unenviable position now.

What he didn’t quite realize was that by parceling his little dirty tricks he opened up a big hole.  The plaintiff lawyer, once he saw Mohammed Bilal’s violation, saw the “with prejudiced” provision in the covenant no longer operative and garnered all the facts he so painstakingly investigated on Freedom West’s corrupt past and laid it all out.  The previously injured parties who couldn't get into our co-op then got together to initiate a class action lawsuit against Freedom West as represented by the Bilal "Board".  Acting like a Mafia Gangsta Boss with a vengeful persona Mohammed Bilal provided the opening to get our community into federal racketeering charges.  It shouldn't have happened if he could contain his reckless and irresponsible impulse to satiate his virulent desires to evict me from Freedom West.

The crucial question now is whether this cabal "board" led by Bilal can legally represent Freedom West for such important matter.  One thing I could assure you of this, this lawsuit would not have happened if Bilal had not succumb to his viperous instinct to get rid of his perceived political enemy, i.e. yours truly.  Furthermore, we would have at this time a legitimate board and really getting on the business of communicate and organize the community to articulate what we want and not having the dark cloud of three lawsuits hanging over us.

Woe to those who have to sign any important contracts with Freedom West now.  Woe to us because it'll be hard-pressed for us to convince the insurance companies to pay up, or to insure the individual board members themselves, for the misdeeds since the "board" is an illegitimate racket.  These insurance companies will gladly take up their monthly premium but when the time for them to pay up, that's another matter.  This is the mess Soriano-Bilal got us into in his 2+ years on Freedom West's driver seat.

The people in control of Freedom West now and those befriended  them is a lawless cabal looking out for themselves, promoting and protecting each other’s interests with scant regard on the consequence to the rest of the community.  The perfidious part of it is that they don’t even think they are corrupt.  They think about entitlements and felt no self-restraints on how they exercise their thievery using power and purse strings.  This is the sad part of Freedom West’s story.  What we must do as a community is to expose these fakes for who they are and hold them accountable for what they’d done.
 
Are we guilty as well?  Since we are as a whole a housing co-operative and each of us owners we are supposed to be responsible for the co-op’s behavior, even though we are all saying it’s really the board officers’ fault.  Well, by negligence, ignorance, fear and apathy we have allowed corrupt boards to operate unconstrained we are guilty.  It is the collective behavior of Freedom West, even though in reality that of a lousy board, that outsiders see us at fault.  Why are the other board members, myself included, hadn’t held those board officers, especially the Board President and Secretary, accountable, and by extension, how come we as a community does not held the Board accountable?  Why do we let Mohammed Soriano-Bilal acting like a drug kingpin who fling his weights around, telling lies, doling out private favors, seizing properties, instilling fears, handing out moneys, playing rogue with elections and the bylaws, and finally, selling out the community behind everyone's back?  Why in instances certain part of the community acted so gullible, barbaric, and uncivilized without any sense of learning, education, and self-reflection.   In this account we failed as responsible shareholders and little wonder we get sued.

Let me be realistic.  To create a community of responsible shareholders we need clean and conscientious, hardworking, and effective leadership.  Unfortunately we had none.  Throughout his three years of control all we got from the Bilal Gangs were lies, deceits, trickery, and threats.  Devoid of necessary leadership and for lack of community consciousness we suffer as a whole.

By racket I don’t mean everyone you see sitting on the “front table” in those meetings bad people.  The others are not strong enough or had the information or energy to challenge them;  they are just got frustrated with these usurpers.  The main racket members are specifically Mohammed Soriano-Bilal himself, Gideon Tesfaye, Renita Mason, and Samuel Shamonda, three of those four should not get involved in deciding board businesses.  The first three are mean, corrupt, and lawless to the hilt, as they appropriate Freedom West properties as if they are their own.  The fourth, Sam Shamonda, I don’t know.  That's why I took no stock when I hear certain sycophantic residents praise them for them "working hard" and how much he/she appreciated the works.  They don't know what really working hard is like and how awful those "works".  Those old boards they made fun of worked too, and they did them better than this self-congratulatory clique.

Not me.  Because I know they hadn't worked hard enough.  That's was why I ran for the board with the intention of being Board President to take charge.  Not because I want yes people around me but I want these folks who claimed to "work so hard" to work harder.  

(4/29) Letter to Congresswoman Nancy Pelosi, cc to two Republican Congressmen about Freedom West

Dear Congresswoman Pelosi,

Freedom West Homes, a San Francisco HUD Coop and largest west of the Missisippi, is asking your office to exercise its influence to obtain HUD money for building maintenance and renovation for our community.

Freedom West Homes had a workshop conducted by a paid consultant hired by its imposter Board President Mohammed Soriano-Bilal to get Freedom West residents and shareholders writing letters for your help to fix up the co-op.   According to Bilal, Freedom West is to ask for exception to HUD rules so that HUD could feed us money.  The consultant taught residents to say how special Freedom West Homes is to warrant such help for its “uniqueness”.  Bilal urged those attending resident organize to write such uniqueness letters.

Well, your office had been following Freedom West the past five years already, dated from my initial contact with you about my efforts to improve the community.  You should know by now its uniqueness is that of failures.  For decades Freedom West Homes is known for bad management and resident apathy.  It is hardly a coop because nobody wants to do anything or to understand anything with the attendant result that corruption ran rampant.

At this time Freedom West Homes is run by a former rapper and failed financial advisor by the name of Mohammed Soriano-Bilal who cloaked a veneer of respectability with the appellation Executive Director of a scantly frequented African-American Arts and Cultures Complex situated in a grungy neighborhood that rent space for exercise classes for white folks as well as for other non-cultural activities.  He is a toad for local politicians as well.

Within the housing cooperative, the so-called Board President Bilal is also fortified by his friend Julian Davis whom distinction was being alleged of women groping that doomed his bid for San Francisco District Supervisor four years ago.  Julian Davis is the Freedom West attorney who provides excuses for Bilal to skip annual board elections.  He bamboozled the League of Women Voters to conduct an unlawful and virulent recall vote as well as colluded to decertify a HUD-mandated election.  Soriano-Bilal also has a circle of people who will be given financial benefits once gotten hold of the money.

The top of the Freedom West pyramid is a racket.  Populating the so-called Freedom West Board now are hacks who never was elected or board members who termed out but refused to leave.  Freedom West is controlled now by a body of corrupt and opportunistic assortment of people, one that is worse than the one swept by the FBI some years back and put into prison.  They claim to represent the people but they are not. Sending money to Freedom West now could only let Bilal and his racket lining their pockets.

During that same letter writing workshop Bilal also instigated the San Francisco Police to arrest me, to great befuddlement of those in the room.  Right now they have succeeded in court to evict me from Freedom West for “nuisance” to the community.  It’s more like I could expose their corruption and threaten their strangle hold on power.  It is also my believe Bilal planned to run Freedom West to the ground so that he can feed us to the wolves for his own personal benefit.  If Freedom West needs money for maintenance, we wonder what happened to the $8.5M Bilal allegedly borrowed for us last year.

The only hope for Freedom West now is to reform, the reform that I advocated for so many years.  If there is any uniqueness for Freedom West, it would be a uniqueness that born from its commitment to execute a thorough reform from top to bottom, to turn ourselves from a failed community to a collaborative community where democracy, participation, and neighborliness is the rule.  I had outlined this vision in my HUD proposal last year.   But this vision cannot even get off the ground when I get run out of the community as the Bilal Racket is succeeding doing now.

My call to be a collaborative community was charged as “nuisance” by the Bilal racket.  I am the strongest advocate for transparency, competence, and accountability in the neighborhood.  Once I’m gone, no one will take up the battle flag.  Bilal may claim my battle call, but in their abominable conspiracy to evict me he and his fellow travellers have shown their venoms and true self, as consummate liars and opportunists.  They are wolves in sheep skins and can never be trusted.

My team won the board election last year but the imposter Bilal refused to let go and now Freedom West as run by this crooked racket is on its way to evict me.  It is because I stood in the way of plans by City politicians backed by rapacious developers who have invidious design on our huge and valuable property.  My team is the only true hope for Freedom West.  The only way we could justify for federal money is for Freedom West to stop its eviction process against me so that I could start leading the reforms that is so necessary for our survival.  Feeding federal money to the present bunch of usurpers would do disservice to American taxpayers.

I had cc this email to Republican Congressmen Edward Royce and Dana Rohrbacher.  I had the privilege of meeting  them both in Orange County.  Although our politics may differed, I think in this instance of against bending HUD rules to feed money to Freedom West without basic changes from ours part we are in total accord.  Freedom West has no system of transparency and accountability for audit trails and govern by a corrupt cabal.  It’s utter pork barrel and deceit.

We do need a lot of helps and our community needs to be saved.  I would ask for yours and the two Republican Congressmen’s support if Freedom West stops its invidious eviction proceeding against me and allow my elected team to start a process of vigorous reform.  Otherwise it’ll be money down the drain.

Sincerely Yours,

David Tse
Winning Board Member

(4/29) Letter to Lydia Morales, HUD Enforcement and D-5 Supervisor London Breed

Emails of Relevant HUD Officicals
S.F. Regional Administrator:  thomas.w.azumbrado@hud.gov
HUD Project Manager responsible for Freedom West:  unetha.g.norman@hud.gov
HUD Enforcement:  lydia.m.morales@hud.gov (Responsible for Freedom West Violations)
HUD Enforcement:  kimberly.l.martin@hud.gov
HUD Regional Administrator (Assistant):  Alexandra.Jeffress@hud.gov


April 4, 2016

Dear Ms. Morales,

I was alarmed about what Mohammed Soriano-Bilal told about the “negotiation” between him and HUD during the Freedom West Board meeting on March 17.  I was about to finalize a long letter to you informing you what is happening in Freedom West you probably don’t know about and my concern about HUD monetary penalties, until an uncalled for violence incident happened last night during a board meeting.  My blog at freedomwestdave.blogspot.com will describe what happened (even as now I hadn’t finish doing writing that new posting but I deem you should know about it before the weekend).  The big man was the security guard Renita Mason, who lost the last election, called to forcibly removed me from this meeting because she claimed I'm no longer a shareholder and trespassing.  And yes, out of the 1,000+ Freedom West residents, only two residents showed up in that board meeting.

Things are not hunky-dory in Freedom West as Bilal (he used that shortened form himself) led you to belief.  We are still much in violation of many of the deficiencies in the 2012 Management Review.  In fact, board governance is much worse than we ever had seen because of the arrogant, thuggish, and manipulative rule of Soriano-Bilal.

I and another board member are still carrying on the court fight over the last July’s board election.  Soriano-Bilal skipped the September election just as he skipped the election the year before.   In addition we are still facing a federal racketeering lawsuit against Freedom West which I believe Soriano-Bilal personally precipitated it by his vengeful and rash action.  He is resorting to a variety of shenanigans and to keep himself in power, giving all kind of excuses.  He is a smooth talker and persuasive (a motivation speaker himself after all) but in reality not trustworthy and believable.  As I always reminded myself whenever I got impressed by him: this man can do a good talk but never walk the talk.

While the election dispute is still in court, Soriano-Bilal and a few of his fake “board members” stripped me of my shareholder status.  It’s all unlawful but his lawyers are going to made good traction with it using flimsy evidence on flimsy laws.  They figured once I get evicted the election case will resolve itself since I no longer have standing in court when I’m out in the street and no longer Freedom West resident.  Not only these people usurpers who not only want to put you down but make sure you are completely out.  Bilal controls by fear and deceits.

As you should know me by now, I cannot cowed by such threats.  Bilal and Eamon Jafari, his eviction attorney, proposed they would drop the eviction if I promised I will not run for board election ever again.  How could I accept such blackmail?  The word I got was that his father was a board member but got thrown into prison in an FBI clean-up in the ‘80s.  The person saying that figures Bilal must have learned dirty tricks from his dad.  Well, my father was among the first board members in Freedom West over 40 years ago.  He’s not the kind who stood for corruption and injustice and stayed as far away from it as possible.  I’m just like him but don’t shy away.  My belief is that one must fight evils if one is in position to do so.  That’s how I see Bilal and his cohorts are doing now.  I cannot disregard convictions even they cost me, this time being risked be out in the street.  The Good Lord will provide.

I had posted in April 5 at in my blog my interrogatory in this case.  Even though it’s a personal eviction defense, the content reveals much about the problems we have in Freedom West under the Bilal administration.  I attached these propounding documents with this email for your perusal.  You need to read what I wrote to understand more about Freedom West.  The reading is quite dry because of the legal format I must subscribe for court submission.  However, for benefit of our residents and those who are concern about Freedom West I will post a thorough examination on these interrogatory documents later. Also attached is the combined termination letters I got from the kangaroo court he set up to carry out his personal vendetta against me.  Please click freedomwestdave.blogspot.com

Overall Freedom West is a barbaric place that’s far from working like a true co-op and will destroy itself if and subsume by unscrupulous developers if left to its device.  I have confidence on you and the people at the regional office in our prior conversation.  My view was further reinforced during talks I had with some of HUD’s frontline officers in a Berkeley housing forum. We need good enforcement and proper supervision from HUD and I stress it’s a serious responsibility HUD and Enforcement should not abnegate on with regard to Freedom West.

Sincerely,
David Tse
Still Fighting for the Presidency

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April 11, 2016

Hi Ms. Morales,

I have spoken to a number of long-time Freedom West shareholders over the weekend.  It seems that Mohammed Soriano-Bilal’s father wasn’t a Freedom West Board Member but the Site Administrator during those turbulent times when the FBI came and imprisoned a number of people.  I don’t know whether he served any jail time.  My apology.

Sincerely Yours,

David Tse
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April 26, 2016

Hi Supervisor Breed,

I need to have a meeting with you on the battle between Mohammed Soriano-Bilal and me within Freedom West.  You have known me since you first elected supervisor at Jane Morrison’s home and off and on we met each other in other activities as well as in Freedom West.  We especially appreciate that you were involved with us even before Mohammed Bilal came on board as Board President.  At this point things are getting ugly in Freedom West.  As I had told you when we at the Y and at the Housing Forum, Mr. Bilal had made our differences a personal and racial matter and cannot be tolerated.  At this point he just won a lawsuit where I represented myself in court against Julian Davis and his two other law partners from L.A.  The jury verdict on this uncalled-for unlawful detainer against me was nuisance against the Freedom West community.  I lost because I’m not a lawyer and it was one against three.

As you and Vallie Browne knew me for a long time, no one had complained against me until the coming of Bilal.  We knew it’s all political and should settle it through ideas and not through subterfuge like expelling me from where my family lived for forty years where my Dad was one of the original board members.  We need to discuss ways to resolve this situation as being active in District 5 and protecting the endangered residents living both in Freedom West and in Western Addition is important for me.  As unlawful retainer action moves very fast and a sheriff expulsion notice can be posted on my door anytime and I must be forced out from my home in two weeks, I need to have a meeting ASAP with you on how to deal with this urgent situation personally as a constituent and for Freedom West.

Sincerely Yours,
David Tse

(4/29) LAST POST WITHOUT THE PICTURES

Dear Freedom West Friends, Neighbors, and Fellow Activists,

Yours truly, the People’s Advocate, is rapidly sinking under the relentless assault of the downtown interests and its proxy, Mohammed Soriano-Bilal.

At present our huge HUD-Coop Freedom West Homes is in danger and govern by a racket of imposters, liars, and opportunists, all headed by the Head Deceiver himself, Mohammed Soriano-Bilal.  This imposter board president and goon is but a proxy for powerful downtown financial interests by posing respectfully as the executive director of the hardly visited African-American Arts and Culture Center in Western Addition. 
With few exceptions, these people were intended to sink our community for the sake of their own personal benefits and the interests of deep-pocket luxury residential/commercial complex developers.  They all thought they could get away with murder because they got the nod from political potentates in San Francisco like former Mayor and California House Speaker Willie Brown and Supervisor Board President London Breed by controlling our four near-downtown city blocks of connected real estate.

They figured they could devour the rest of us by dispose of the chief stumbling block to their master plan, yours truly David Tse.

No, all good people of Freedom West and San Francisco, we must not let these traitors and schemers having their ways.  We must realize their lies and rise up to defend our rights, our properties, and our family well-beings.  This is our neighborhood’s last stand.

Yours Truly,
David Tse
Fighting for the Interest of His Community and the Interest of the People in San Francisco
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By taking full control of Freedom West Homes, the largest HUD co-op west of the Mississippi, the rapacious development crowd will proceed to take rest of the Western Addition.  But first, they must make short order of this little nuisance blocking their way, David Tse.

This is a long story for Freedom West.  So let me give you the latest development and scheme in reverse.

1.      Action to expel David Tse, your long-time activist in Freedom West.  This Monday (4/25), the cabal of imposter president Mohammed Bilal, vice president Gideon Tesfaye, and fellow conspirators Darryl Stitt, property manager Barry Levy, and security chief Lloyd Ford managed to convince Judge Susanne Bolanos and the innocent jurors at the Superior Court that yours truly David Tse is a nuisance to Freedom West and hence deserved to be evicted.  David Tse, went to court alone representing himself, was no match facing a phalanx of lawyers headed by Julian Davis, former District 5 supervisor candidate/U.C. Hasting alumni, and two of his compatriots from Los Angeles.  In about three weeks the San Francisco Sheriff Department is to clear David Tse and his belongings from a place his family had been living for over forty years.  This should rid them the only stumbling block to their scheme to take over Freedom West for the greedy developers because he dared to stand up against these schemers by staking his personal safety and financial well-being for his believe in God, love, righteousness, and social justice.

2.     Mohammed Soriano-Bilal on the week before the unlawful detainer (tenant eviction) trial used the San Francisco police to arrest David Tse at a peaceable meeting of Freedom West shareholders.  He told the clueless arresting officers David Tse was trespassing.  The thirty attending residents were befuddled over this turn of event.  One shareholder later on told yours truly that if “they could do it to you, they would do it to anybody”.  Even though not greatly injured over this incident, I now personally understand and sympathize with young black men when they talk about police brutality.  Remember Mario Woods, Alex Nieto, Charleston, Ferguson, etc.

3.     During the same meeting, Soriano-Bilal, employing a contractor from consultant Devine & Gong, tried to fool Freedom West residents to write delusive sympathy letters to Congresswoman Nancy Pelosi to hoax out HUD funding into Freedom West so that he and his racket can use taxpayers money to line their own pockets.

4.     Freedom West is facing federal racketeering charges at the district level.  The lawsuit, I believe, came into being in the wake Bilal’s violation of a previous settlement agreement.  Although the lawsuit was over misdeeds done by a prior management, the offense of this Bilal Racket towers over whatever committed by previous ones.  Moreover, his gang is even more nefarious than the one thirty years ago when FBI came in to clean house.  Several Freedom West board members went to prison.  Mohammed Bilal appeared to have learned a few tricks from his father, who was then site administrator, as told by long-time residents.  This lawsuit will put a sink into Freedom West.

5.    Mohammed Soriano-Bilal misled Superior Court Judge Ronald E. Quidachay to decertify a properly held HUD-mandated Freedom West Board Election in which he lost.  He conspired with a fellow road traveller, Darryl Stitt, who himself initiated a class action lawsuit against the San Francisco Municipal Transport Authority (SFMTA).  Darryl Stitt did a bogus election fraud lawsuit against Freedom West with the full consent of Bilal and companies.   His plaintiff complaint could very well had written by the conniving defendant attorney Julian Davis himself.  Freedom West never showed up in court and Darryl Stitt won by default.    Mission accomplished! Freedom West Board reverted back to the corrupt bunch before the election.  HUD keep note!  This Board you are dealing with is fake. How could the words of this Darryl Stitt believable in any testimony against the SFMTA when he lied to the hilt during David Tse’s eviction proceeding and the legerdemain of this collusive lawsuit?

6.     The Bilal Gang summoned David Tse to court, charge him nuisance and endangerment to the community, more like he an endangerment to the Gang and their masters.  David Tse had neither money nor resource to fight them.

7.     Mohammed Soriano-Bilal and his lieutenant, Gideon Tesfaye and fellow accuser of David Tse, moved into their respective renovated townhouses from their previously less endowed apartments.  They used Freedom West resource to renovate these townhouses for their own pleasure.  This flagrant abuse of power cannot be consummated if David Tse and his team that won the July 2015 election were in place.

8.     Mohammed Soriano-Bilal, using Freedom West Management as fig leaf, posted a “Ten-Day Notice to Quit” – eviction’s first step, on David Tse’s door.  This was at a time Tse was grieving and busy arranging for his father’s funeral.  Mohammed Bilal is a sick man.

9.     Mohammed Bilal skipped the 2015 Board Election to continue his sellout agenda

10. Mohammed Bilal put together a flash mob to illegally force newly elected board members into hiding.  This racially charged “Recall Election” was done under the auspice of The League of Women Voter, who inexplicably disavowed its responsibility through its shameful involvement of a bloody exercise of raw instinct by the assembled Bilal crowd.  The League said they just follow what attorney Julian Davis Bilal’s friend ask them to do.

11. Mohammed Bilal and companies put together an angry flash mob to intimidate newly elected board members, sending one into hiding.  The remaining righteous board members persisted to accomplish what we legally needed to get done.  All these efforts were to no avail.

12. David Tse and his Humble Team won the Freedom West election, supposedly putting him in the helm of Freedom West.  But Mohammed Bilal will not relinquish power.  His gang and management disregard the election outcome and attacked.

13. David Tse’s Humble won the HUD-mandated make-up election for the year 2014.  This was accomplished in spite of the Bilal Board’s vote suppression tactics.   This Jim Crow tactic was especially galling coming from an African-American board in view of the shooting of the A.M.E. pastor in Charleston who to his dying days decry such voter-suppression rules

14.HUD required Mohammed Soriano-Bilal to hold make-up 2014 election after shareholders complaint.

15. Monumental loss for Mohammed Soriano-Bilal over a redevelopment vote by Freedom West shareholders during shareholder meeting.  He was so angry that he pulled out a fabulous email written by Build Inc., a local developer, charging David Tse asked for money.  Well, David Tse ain’t that kind of person, never was and never will.  That kind of thinking doesn’t run in his blood nor come with his heart.  Instead, I could now assure you Bilal is 100% that type of people, bloodthirsty and rapacious.  Bilal is a toad and needs to win for his masters, which included The Related Companies.  He later lied by saying he won the votes, to the liking of Related.

16. What is this Related Companies, it’s a gigantic New York based developer of luxury residential and commercial complexes.  The company’s crown jewel is the infamous Time-Warner Center in Manhattan.  The complex’s multi-million dollars residential units are owned by anonymous trust controlled by foreign billionaires where ill-gotten gains tied to where untraceable money flows.  The foreign owners have included government officials and close associates of officials from Russia, Colombia, Malaysia, China, Kazakhstan and Mexico. Some have been subject of government inquiries around the world, either personally or as heads of companies. The cases range from housing and environmental violations to financial fraud.  Freedom West, anyone interested?

17. David Tse submitted his own plan for Freedom West, a 20-page framework of a grass root initiated plan that is “of the people, for the people, and by the people”.  HUD was glad that some shareholders put such thoughts on an alternate proposal to Bilal’s.

18.Mohammed Soriano-Bilal submitted his (not really, Related’s) gentrifying, self-benefited, and community destroying ghetto plan to HUD.  That’s okay to HUD too, as long as the poor old folks in Freedom West get ensconced in a ghetto high rise, rented by decrepit senior residents no less.  That’s okay as long as they’re taken care of.

19.Mohammed Soriano-Bilal followed his masters’ beck, and calls, forcing Freedom West residents to give out their private financial information for a vacuous “income verification” scheme, with the eye of making them renters out of shareholders.   Holdouts were threatened with eviction. “Ten-Day Notice to Quit” anyone?  Vice President Gideon Tesfaye threatened to put income verification requirements into Occupancy Agreements.

20.Met with sympathetic African-American pastor, he told me some important people do not appreciate me, without naming names.  But he encouraged me to continue doing what I’d been doing, that is, for the people.  Important people don’t like little old me?  I must be doing something right.

21.Mohammed Soriano-Bilal decided not to hold the 2014 Board Election, afraid David Tse will beat his team.  He’s rightfully afraid September election would derail his grand scheme with Related derailed.

22. Mohammed Bilal and Related gave Freedom West residents (not too many went) a grand tour of its Bay Area Projects: renovated townhouses in Berkeley, senior housing in Oakland, and the luxury Paramount high rise in downtown San Francisco, all residential rentals.  I asked the Related representative: we are a co-op.  Reply: that is a problem.  Well, everyone.  I thought to myself: No Way, Mo’.  Bilal proudly displayed group photo we took at the Paramount on the Freedom West Newsletter, with my face conveniently snipped away.  Good riddance, I don’t want to be associated with that traitorous tour anyway.  (photos of the tours in my Facebook page: facebook/david.k.tse)

23. David Tse went everywhere, talking to whoever willing to listen to test responses from influential people to his shareability plan of a highly participative, highly educational, environmentally friendly, and socially equitable plan of integrative development in Freedom West where residents life can only get better and live with dignity.  A plan based on the triple bottom line approach: financially viable, environmentally friendly, and socially equitable.  Received much positive receptions.

24.Mohammed Bilal and his Gang removed David Tse from the Freedom West board in a comedic board and shareholder votes that replete with procedural and voting impropriety, allege him of conflict of interests.  They don’t recognize I’m actually protecting Freedom West interest.  More to the point, Bilal was worried I could see through his gentrification scheme and prevent it from realization.  I could see through his scheme even sitting outside that board.

25.Mohammed Soriano-Bilal became Board President.  The name Related stood out.  According to him, you have to give up lands if you are going to get money.  I disagreed.  We could get the money as long as our community got together and act like a real co-op.

26. Mohammed Soriano-Bilal and Gideon Tesfaye got on the Freedom West Board with practically no efforts of their own, just sitting and sleeping. David Tse did all the legworks for them, collecting votes for them thru and thru, overwhelming defeated their opponents, the kind of activities board candidates should do and some actually did.  Hardly anybody knew them but I was impressed with Bilal’s intelligence.  He three years later called my hard works on his behalf “nuisance” and “harassment on the community”.  Little did I know they were consummate opportunists and corrupt to the core.

The above is a synopsis of recent events at Freedom West in inverse order.  Now I could only divulge Mohammed Bilal and his gang’s evil nature only by bits because I would be busy over my impending dislodgment from my home, starting packing up, unless you good people have better ideas for me.  Personally, this is a harrowing time.  I could only do so much.  Who among you dare to take the gauntlet in my place to fight this corrupt cabal pretending to represent you?

HUD, Mohammed Bilal just invalidated the election you called for.  Ms. Morales, what are you going to do about it?   Is Freedom West is good hand under an inveterate liar and usurper by the name of Mohammed Soriano-Bilal?  Even with Related, are you going to trust this fellow?  He’s going to stick it to you as he stuck it to his fellow residents as long as it’s done to his favor.
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Since I will have only three weeks left in Freedom West, I’m going to tell you as much as I could before leaving the stage.

1.     Disbelieve everything Mohammed Bilal said.  He lie 100% under oath in court, he would lied to you, as he had lied to you throughout the time he sat on the board, talking in lies and half-truths.  Don’t let his sweet talking self deceives you.

2.     He is 100% selling out to luxury condo developers, just that he’s sugar-coated with the term revitalization instead of redevelopment.  He is sleeping with the same crowd and is on the way of screwing all of us in Freedom West.