Sunday, November 6, 2011

Pechanga Tribal Ranger Arrested for Child Porn. Were Children of the Reservation at Risk for Years by ANOTHER Sexual Predator?

Not only are a few Pechanga Tribal Members registered on Megan's Law website, including a former tribal council member, whose handwritten, unsworn letters were used as testimony from prison to help terminate an entire family, NOW, a Pechanga Tribal Ranger was arrested for child porn:


In an interview with the FBI, Zamora admitted to browsing the Internet for young girls using terms such as “Lolita,” court records state. In the following months, authorities examined a computer seized from Zamora’s home and found apparent images of child sexual exploitation, according to court records. Court records state the FBI identified 28 files containing child sexual exploitation images of girls believed to be younger than 12 and one child sexual exploitation video of a baby.

See also:  Pechanga Tribal Council Honors Man Who Commited Lewd, Lascivious Acts With A Child Under 14

Tribal Public Affairs Director Jacob Mejia said Zamora was a corporal and had worked as a ranger since 2008.   So for over three years, the reservation's children have been at risk by one who has power over them....

37 comments:

Anonymous said...

Wonder why this wasn't on Rochas site.

Anonymous said...

Has the tribal council warned reservation residents of this predator threat?

Anonymous said...

This site is evil, your not keeping the DEMON'S AT BAY, you get people or families in here to fight with each other (evil site)time and time again we all see it.

You get your kicks watching people fight on this site. The evil has taken over this site.

Anonymous said...

Lol! Is that what is evil?

Not stealing from their own family? Allowing child predators in positions of power?

How about the council not protecting kids? How about sexual predators who still are tribal members?

Anonymous said...

This site is evil? LOL. I think the way you evaluate information and prioritize it puts you into the demented category. People have been committed for thoughts far less than yours.

Anonymous said...

SPIN master,



YOU must look at yourself in the mirror and say (what have I become)

YOU must say I know their shame is ten times worse (I NEED NOT TELL ANYONE)

YOU must say (I MUST WALK AS A UPRIGHT MAN OR WOMAN)

THE bible states this not me.

Is my voice to meek to be heard?

Anonymous said...

O.P. you should have also mentioned that Ronald Rivera, a supervisor with the tribal rangers, has a profile on Megan's Law as a registered sex offender.

Rivera is still with the tribal rangers in, I guess their eyes, in good standing.

Anonymous said...

spin dude to late they rather talk about sex offenders, consumed in hate,can't look in the mirror at themself's they have become ,macarro,s,magee,s murphy,s hunters,miranda's.

Anonymous said...

"Has the tribal council warned reservation residents of this predator threat?"

I am sure they would say they didn't know about him and when they found out he was fired.

But they know about Ronald Rivera, a member of the Masiel/Basquez crime family, who has a profile on Megan's Law who still works as a tribal ranger and who they never said anything but I guess they figure it is common knowledge.

Even if the council knew of a threat they might just notify everyone except the Hunters who live on the rez.

Reportedly during the 2007 wildfire, which came within 3 miles of Pechanga, there was an emergency meeting of residents but the Hunters were not contacted.

I guess they didn't care if everyone on Hunter Lane lost their homes?

Anonymous said...

They informed the residents about the fire

Anonymous said...

you forget the pala connection at pechanga---no wonder they are throwing people off at pala!!

Anonymous said...

Evil is a child predator, I'm sorry you were never informed of this. Perhaps your family never taught you this. To not talk about it does not make it go away or protect any children. This is serious and needs to be out there for public information. This is not the only site that is running this article, it has been in other news media as well. If this man worked anywhere else it would be on the news, but for someone whomever you are, you believe it should not be talked about and kept a secret. Another dirty little secret to protect those that hurt children.

Anonymous said...

Your delusional......

Anonymous said...

Pechanga tried to circumvent allottees on the water rights issue.

Is it any surprise they want to keep this dirty secret from those living on the rez?

Who on the council lives on the rez?

Anonymous said...

Your delusional......

maintaining fixed false beliefs even when confronted with facts, usually as a result of mental illness.

smokeybear said...

The only reason this even got mentioned is because he got "Caught!" More in likely someone dropped a "Dime" on that "Perverse Degenerate!" Does anyone know if he was on "Megan's Law?" Or is he one of those that has the protecton of the "Pechanga Indian Nation?" That is until you get caught. What about all the "Convicted (And those not yet caught) Child Molesters" that the Pechanga Indian Nation knows about? Can't say they don't know if they are listed on "Megan's Law Website?" Got to say: This "Macarro Cartel" is a real piece of work!" Allowing "Child Molesters" to "Run Free" on the reservation. And, you got to know, they "Are!"

Anonymous said...

smokey bear did you get the job as tribal rep for the gov?

smokeybear said...

Anonymous said...
smokey bear did you get the job as tribal rep for the gov?

We will have to wait and see. My interview is on Nov 15th, at 11:00am. I'm going to take my best shot. Got to think my chances are probably "Slim to None!" This just might be "An Exercise In Fruitility." But, alas, "STRANGER THINGS HAVE HAPPENED!" So.....I'm going to give it my all. My thinking is that this "Position" is just "Political." If so, my standing will not count. If it is in the hands of "Lobbists," money and power will do the talking. I don't fit in there, Either. Where is my backing? They haven't got a clue who I am. My initial response to the question, first asked, when I applied for this "Position," was the "Blast Furnace Effect." That is I, very strongly, stated what was happening to Native Americans throughout California and Indian Country. What I told them was the truth. Now they can't fault me for that. But then, again, they may not want to hear about the "Raw Deals" that "Native Americans" have endured at the hands of these "Corrupt Tribal Leaders" using "Sovereignty," as their "Tool Of Choice," to ignore "Tribal Law," and their respective "Constitutions and Bylaws" for their own self interest: "Money and Political Power." So I'm not going to hold my breeath. All i can try to do is "Give it my Best Shot." Again I say: "Stranger Things Have Happened!" But they "Will" know where I "stand" when all is said and "Done." But will it be enough? To them "Im No One!" When I'm through, they will know that: "I"m someone that is passionate to the "Plight of the Oppressed Native American, and to the easing of "Tensions" between the Government and Indian Tribes for the good of all. This means: Fix what is broken in Indian Country, and follow "Tribal Law!" So I guess we'll have to "Hide and Watch"

Anonymous said...

This site makes no sense what are you people fighting for? to get back into the tribe? have you gotten any closer? How do you plan on getting back in? so far after ten years youve gotten nowhere! Cant you understand youre never gonna get in? They can care less what you rant and rave about! So give it up! Ive been on the moratorium for fifteen years now, doesnt look like im getting any closer, besides you have to be pure mexican or or a criminal to qualify! Even if you were re-enrolled they would treat you like shit! Have some pride in your self forget about those evil bastards! GODS WATCHING THEM, but they dont give a FUCK! They'll lose it all in the end, and thet'll go back to being on welfare the lazy fat fucks!

White Buffalo said...

Potato, oh Potato, they are watching you, so stop trying to hide because they know who you are and who you talk to. Sleep lightly that is if you can sleep at all. You may be next.

O Pechanga said...

We must suffer fools on this website, that's the problem when we try to maintain an open web site.

The anonymous poster above White Buffalo says the site makes no sense, yet comes to add a comment? Seems he's not smart enough to stay away.

While this supposed moratorium bound person is waiting, he fails to see what sites like ours accomplish, namely shining a light on corrupt tribal councils.

Will we get back in? Possibly not, but does that mean we stop trying? Does that mean we simply let the contemptible members skate freely? I don't think so. I'm proud of the fact that we've caused the waters to no longer be still. I'm happy to make their caviar taste like fish bait, and I'd hope more would feel that way.

It's interesting that he/she uses the term: YOU PEOPLE, when, if he were really a moritorium, it would be US PEOPLE.

When he says, "they could care less", it makes one wonder, "Hey, how would HE KNOW, if he's not in the tribe."

We don't care how they would treat us, we care that we have what is rightfully ours, restored, we care that true moratorium people get their place in the tribe where they belong. And we care that the stories of what has happened get out.

We've been a part of the Freedmen success, the Robinson Rancheria success and I'd like to believe that we've had a part in shaming the Picayune Rancheria, as well as Snoqualmie. We've brought these situations to light, and those are positive things.

Anonymous said...

Potato tell them whats going on,with the DOJ complaint against?

Anonymous said...

Yours is a fools sacrifice ,there is no other way.

White Buffalo said...

You know I do my best to be non-biased and professional, but when it comes to the “Great Potato” or Bitch, um Butch M” or the other Mexicant’s Like “Corny Macaroon” I get a little crazy, so I apologies to the innocent reader. As for the goon who loves to dishearten and subvert the truth even more, well I know you are a little scaredy-cat who likes to wear his mother’s dresses. Oops did it again.

'aamokat said...

Is there any proof Mr. PotatoHead is also a child predator?

I have heard the rumors for years and while I think he is a ratfink in general, I can't say that he is for sure as all I have heard is rumors.

Anonymous said...

Actually there is a lot of progress being made, since the Hunters were illegally disenrolled, they are technically not out of the tribe. There are huge shifts being made in Indian Country. True Natives everywhere are not standing for injustice and people are taking notice. Only those that fear have something to hide. Be Native and be proud. Not proud because your a casino Indian getting per cap, that doesn't make you anything. Be proud of your ancestors. Mitakuye Oyasin!

Luiseno said...

Thinking of some ideas as to how to present yourself. It comes to mind that you need to show why you would be the best person for this job. Let them know your a Veteran, show how you have been working together with various other Indians from different tribes. You might mention Pechanga,net and describe how you have been working as an advocate for those members who have lost there voice in there own tribes. How that there is a growing number of disenfranchised Indians and you have been writing to both current members and the disenfranchised to bring them together again.

smokeybear said...

Thanks, "Luiseno." Your input is noted. All the information I've received, so far, is good. I'm trying to put together some what of a master list of what is important to all of us, but you have got to know that they are also going be interested on my take on how being in the middle, between both sides, is going to benefit California? And that, realistically, means to fix what is "Broken" in Indian Country. And with this, California Government and Tribal Nations could work out their differences, "Together," for the betterment of both sides. But this all depends (Means) that "Tribal Leaders go back to following their "Tribal Laws," as they are written, and allow the "Constitutions and Bylaws" to govern same as it did for our "Ancestors!" Maybe, just maybe, this "Tribal Affairs Advocate" position could be the "Guiding Light" in the "Darkend World" of Indian/Government relations. We'll have to "Hide and Watch" to see how this plays out. I can't help being somewhat "Cynical!"....."Corruption Is, What Corruption Does," and it has no place in the world of "Tribal Affairs Advocate." This position should be "Free" from political intervention, including Powerfull Special Interests on both sides, pulling at the fabric of any possible change for the "Good of All Concerned!" If this position "Can't" be "Impartial," in regards to what's good for both sides, it "Will," only, be "Doomed" to "Failure." One of the major "Stumbling Blocks" will be addressing "Sovereignty?" This will mean "The Good, The Bad, And The Ugly in regard to "Sovereignty." This could be remedied very quickly: Go back to the Ways of our "Ancestors," and follow "Tribal Laws" from the days of Old. Constitutions and Bylaws have stood the test of time, all this before the advent of the "Casino." "Heritage and Birthright" first and foremost to the "Native American Indian!" But I haven't, as of yet, seen or heard what the "Job Description" for this position is. Not from not trying. I will ask about it on the 15th of Nov. in the phone interview.

smokeybear said...

evil - that which causes harm or destruction or misfortune; "the evil that men do lives after them; the good is oft interred with their bones"- Shakespeare.......... Anonymous said...
This site is evil, your not keeping the DEMON'S AT BAY................................So you say our "Purpose" is to "Keep the Demons" away? By your definition, do you mean: The ones that have done us wrong by not following "Tribal Law? You mean those "Demons?" Or do you mean: The "Corrupt Tribal Leaders" that have "Illegally Disenrolled or Banished" for nothing more then "Greed and Political Power?" Those "Demons?" I just thought i'd "Ask?"

stand your ground said...

Smokeybear we all wish you good luck, would be nice if you'd get the job.

to Anonymus Nov.6, 8am, you are on a roll....you'r motto is: REPEAT, REPEAT and REPEAT again.
We all know it now. I'ts not gonna work. The families are NOT FIGHTING AGAINST EACH OTHER, We are working together to bring the Pechanga corruption out in the open. We are doing quite well, don't you think?

O Pechanga said...

The anonymous poster claimed that Pechanga doesn't care about what is said on this site. The truth is, Pechanga checks this site a minimum of 10 times per day. If all of us would do the same, the increased traffic would be noticed.

Anonymous said...

how do you know pechanga does?

proof please

Anonymous said...

Proof? The person that creates the blog can see the incoming traffic and probably knows your I.P. address. Silly person.

A few things I've noticed: Many anon readers point out that Ronnie Rivera is on the Sex Offender registry, but O.P. and the regulars don't often comment about that. Do you fear him? It's no secret that he's also high ranking in the Rez Rider gang (I'm not going to call it a club).

There does seem to be a double standard that he is a sex offender, but works for the Tribal Rangers. A different offense, and his doesn't appear to be child-related, but I'm not excusing it. Shock and disgust for one type of offense but not the other?

In his defense, Rivera has gone through a lot. I think anyone can be reformed, and who's to say he hasn't asked for forgiveness for what he did?

Also, O.P. made the comment on Temecula Patch about the Council not informing members. The reality of this is that Zamora was probably under investigation, but the Feds and local LE had no obligation to notify the Tribe. As a result, the Tribe, in all likelihood, had no clue Zamora was even under investigation. Zamora had not been charged yet, and if it turned out there was nothing notable, he could have turned around and sued. Now that he's been charged, there was still no reason to notify except for investigatory purposes. Interesting that the statement said he is no longer employed there. I wonder if he was fired or resigned. I was under the impression that he was innocent until proven guilty. I bet he did the "right thing" and resigned to not bring shame on the people he worked with.

This blog often tries hard to make the employees of Pechanga look bad, but they're just trying to make a buck too. It seems like you are all trying to say they aren't weeding out the bad guys as well as they should. From what I've read in the papers and online, Zamora had a great record and obviously passed a background check.

Rivera, though on the offender site, did his time and paid his dues, and for all you know, is reformed. The other criminals you talk about probably aren't in a position to harm children any more than you are.

I have to touch on the other comment about bringing evil to this site. I've been a long time follower of the words going back and forth here. I must agree that the bitterness has only gotten worse, and I still don't see any changes, at least nothing posted about changes in Pechanga. You all need an infusion of hope.

Anonymous said...

Domain Name twtelecom.net ? (Network)
IP Address 206.190.66.# (PECHANGA ENTERTAINMENT CENTER)

Proof like that? Anyone can see it...

Anonymous said...

PECHANGA ENTERTAINMENT CENTER is that where victor and mark force people to watch their band play.

In his defense, Rivera has gone through a lot. I think anyone can be reformed

SEX OFFENDERS can't be reformed.

O Pechanga said...

The tribe STILL hasn't contacted tribal residents.

Anonymous said...

Rivera has not changed his spots...once a predator...always a predator.

Once a predator 'presents'aka 'shows' their true selves, you better believe it.

Rivera and Rocha, as well as others, have 'shown' themselves many times and people choose to not believe them.