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CityBeat Article Raises More Ethical Questions About Gary Kreep

Dave Maass, a reporter at San Diego CityBeat, talks to KPBS about his story on Judge Gary Kreep.


Dave Maass, reporter San Diego CityBeat


San Diego CityBeat reporter Dave Maass investigated the career of Gary Kreep, elected in June to the San Diego County Superior Court bench.

Maass reports that in addition to famously questioning President Obama's birth credentials, Kreep had a contentious and controversial term on San Diego's Human Relations Commission and has recently engaged in some questionable fundraising activities.

Dave Maass explains what difference that history makes now. Here's an excerpt from the story:

Judge Kreep: A master of political hits and campaign shell games prepares to take a seat on the Superior Court bench

By Dave Maass, Reporter, San Diego CityBeat

The first meetings of the city of San Diego's Human Relations Commission were disrupted by a breakdown in relations among humans.

It was the early 1990s and the City Council had voted to create the 15-member HRC to promote cultural sensitivity and investigate discrimination complaints. But, according to a press report from the time, the sessions descended into a chaos of "shouting matches and name calling" between gay-rights activists and Christian fundamentalists.

At the center of the conflict was one particular human: Gary G. Kreep, Esq. Read more

Kreep would not comment to KPBS about Maass' story.

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