Sudden, Suspicious, and Blatant Gang Activity Noted in City of Irvine




Political slogan of the year -- maybe even the decade!

Political slogan of the year — maybe even the decade!  Photo stolen from a very forgiving Iyad Afalqa.

Apparent Irvine Mayoral candidate Gang Chen either has no political advisor at all, or the worst political advisor in the world, or possibly the best political advisor in the world.  (I still can’t make up my mind regarding the final two.)  Regardless, his political slogan will definitely make the news — and it might as well start here.

Chen has previously been associated with the notorious “Five Point” cartel, which has been operating in Irvine, and has been accused of nefarious but profitable dealings with City Council officials.  The group has been notably hostile to county veterans.

Our unwitting correspondent Iyad Afalqa reports that “his volunteers are fanatically at every shopping center having this type of banner tied to the front and back door of the driver side of the car. Those who have SUV, wraps around the back door since they have enough surface area for display.”  It is presently unknown whether this Gang recruitment might lead District Attorney Tony Rackauckas to file for one of his trademark unconstitutional injunctions.

Links to stories in our archives on Gang’s history  will follow when we have time!  This, though, couldn’t wait.  “Join Gang for a Better Irvine”?  There’s something you don’t see every day!

UPDATE: Our Irvine Correspondent Tyler In has dug up the relevant links on Gang Chen!  Thanks, Tyler!

About Greg Diamond

Somewhat verbose attorney, semi-retired due to disability, residing in northwest Brea. Occasionally runs for office against bad people who would otherwise go unopposed. Got 45% of the vote against Bob Huff for State Senate in 2012; Josh Newman then won the seat in 2016. In 2014 became the first attorney to challenge OCDA Tony Rackauckas since 2002; Todd Spitzer then won that seat in 2018. Every time he's run against some rotten incumbent, the *next* person to challenge them wins! He's OK with that. Corrupt party hacks hate him. He's OK with that too. He does advise some local campaigns informally and (so far) without compensation. (If that last bit changes, he will declare the interest.)