UPDATED: Denise Barnes’ City Commissioner Caught On Video Sexually Demeaning A Female Community Activist

Councilmember Denise Barnes and Mark Richard Daniels, her appointee to the city’s Cultural & Heritage Commisson

Mark Richard Daniels, one of District 1 Councilmember Denise Barnes’ most vocal political supporters and her appointee to the Cultural & Heritage Commission, has been caught on video making sexually demeaning comments about a female West Anaheim community improvement activist.

Daniels is a regular speaker during public comments at council meetings, and an active member of the Anaheim Democrat Club.

On September 22, 2020, the Anaheim Police Department conducted a sting operation law enforcement operation at corner of Beach Boulevard and Ball Road. According to the APD:

“APD investigators and SWAT team served two search warrants at illegal casinos, also known as a ”slap house” on the streets. These locations are often hotbeds of additional violent crimes and raise money for criminal organizations. At one of the locations, we made 8 felony arrest, 2 additional arrests for felony warrants, 47 misdemeanor arrests and seized 3 handguns and over $62,000.

R. Joshua Collins, a homelessness activist who roams Orange County videoing police interactions with the homeless, arrived to record the scene. Collins is opposed to enforcing ordinances designed to prevent the homeless from living in parks and other public spaces.

Below is an excerpt of the portion of Collins’ video in which Daniels attacks Ms. Mosley:

This afternoon, Collins changed the viewing settings on the video to private. However, a downloaded copy was made available to the Anaheim Independent.

While he videos, Collins is joined by Daniels, who commences a running commentary. At the beginning of this excerpt, Daniels begins disparaging Jodie Mosley, a West Anaheim resident who has been active for years in pressing for city action to clean-up and revitalize distressed areas in her part of the city. Collins giggles as Daniels denigrates Mosley, including a claim that former Mayor Tom Tait told Mosley the best thing about not being mayor was he no longer had to talk to her.

At the :22 mark in the video, Collins swivels to record Mosely, who is across the street speaking with the police. Daniels continues deprecating Mosley to Collins, who laughs at his comments.

At the 1:33 mark, Daniels can be heard saying about Mosley:

“She’s probably blowing every one of those cops.”

The Anaheim Independent contacted Mosley, a lifetime Anaheim resident who is active in the West Anaheim Neighborhood Development Council.

Mosley said she lives very close to the shopping center where the APD raid took place, and drove over to see what was going on, and to talk to the police officers on the scene and thank them for efforts.

“I wanted to thank the police for what they were doing,” said Mosley. “What was happening there was very dangerous for our neighborhood. It ws not only gambling, but guns and drugs.”

Earlier today, Anaheim resident Kathy Chance sent an e-mail to members of the Anaheim City Council demanding Daniels be immediately removed from the Cultural & Heritage Commission.  Chance praised Mosley for her activism on behalf of West Anaheim neighborhoods, excoriated Daniels’ sexist remarks and called on Barnes to remove him:

“We demand Mark Richard Daniels to be removed immediately from his Denise Barnes’ appointment to the Anaheim Cultural Commission,” wrote Chance.

Mosley told the AI she has reached out to Councilmember Barnes via text and e-mail about Daniels’ sexually demeaning attack. As of this evening, Mosley has received no response from Barnes.

“I’m really disappointed that Denise Barnes hasn’t bothered to respond to me about the her commissioner’s gross and appalling comments,” said Mosley.

The AI has reached out to Daniels, Barnes and Collins with questions regarding Daniels’ sexually demeaning attack on Ms. Mosley.  None of them have responded to our requests.  Since being contacted by AI for comment, Daniels have changed the settings on his Facebook page so it is no longer viewable by the general public.

Barnes is running for re-election to a second term this November.

UPDATED:  Shortly after this article was published, R. Joshua Collins removed the video from his Facebook page. He has still not responded to Anaheim Independent requests for comment.

32 comments

  1. This is absolutely disgusting. It’s not only wrong for Mark Daniels to to make those remarks, but even more so that RJ Collins laughs at the comments. RJ claims to be a pastor. Is this behavior fitting of a man of the cloth?

    • West Side Annies

      Collins’ so-called “cloth” is a façade to his criminal behavior.

    • Jodie Mosley is the kindest most decent person you could ever meet. These guys are disgusting and complete trash. It’s clear that they are misogynists that have no business in governing the City or leading any type of church. If you don’t like hearing from people that want to save their neighborhood, get a different job. It sounds like the previous Mayor was a fraud and good riddance.

      • West Side Annies

        Thank you so much, Eileen, for your wonderful comments. Please share with others in your neighborhood so that they are aware of what is happening, and to remove DENISE BARNES, from being re-elected as, she is the person solely responsible for appointing creeps like DANIELS to commissions, while also supporting the likes of COLLINS who have been arrested over 40 TIMES!!

        • R. Joshua Collins

          I was arrested many times in Las Vegas, also known as, “Sin City” while preaching and doing peaceful protests for the homeless. This is true, and I am not ashamed of this. God’s apostles and prophets were treated this way also..

      • Thank you Eileen.
        Yes this whole thing was horrible, and it really shows their true character.
        This city can do so much better in choosing who they want to be our leaders.
        Shame on them.

        • R. Joshua Collins

          I just want you to know I never condoned or laughed at those sexually derogatory words towards you, and was very very grieved by them. I did not know they could be heard so easily on the video, and I definitely plan to be much more careful when sharing videos now. I want you to know I am praying for you and others involved here. We may not agree on many issues, but we can definitely agree on the fact that those words should not be condoned. I also hope you will agree in making sure this video is taken down so these words are no longer perpetuated for others to hear. Mark has apologized and I dont believe God would want us to keep repeating this matter or those awful words according to Proverbs 17:9. It is a very sad situation indeed. I made a mistake of uploading this video too quickly without checking it more carefully for issues like this. May God help us all to forgive and walk humbly with HIM.

    • Collins did not laugh. He was silent and then stopped the recording. Stop making stuff up.

      • Collins posted it. That says enough.

        They are despicable.

      • R. Joshua Collins

        Thank you so much for acknowledging this!! This is the response I just posted. May God bless you!!

        —————

        In truth, I never laughed at the sexually derogatory comments nor delighted in them when they were said, and those perpetuating this lie are slandering me and doing satan’s work. I also removed these comments from all places on my social media as soon as I could. Mark confessed his sin and apologized, yet Matt Cunningham is allowing the record of these awful words to be played over and over for the world to hear. My prayer is that this recording is silenced somehow, and this article taken down. Marks words can no longer be heard on my videos, and Mathew and all of you should accept Mark’s apology and move on with reconciliation if you really wanted to walk with God who commands us to forgive. All have sinned and fallen short of the glory of God as the scripture says, including every one of you. Keeping this video up with that audio included is not right at all, and it’s sinful for Mathew Cunningham to disobey Gods word in repeating this matter in disobedience to Proverbs 19:7. We don’t need to perpetuate those awful words that I never condoned or wanted to hear. I did not want anyone to hear that and didn’t even know Mark would be there or that those words could be heard so easily from my camera. Those sexually derogatory words I never wanted anyone to hear, and I was very grieved and upset in my spirit when I heard them. I hope you all take God’s advice, but of course that is something I can never force anyone to do.

        Proverbs 17:9

        He that covereth a transgression seeketh love
        He that hides the transgression of another, or of his friend, committed against himself or against another, which he is privy to; but the matter being made up, and the offence forgiven, he forgets it, and no more speaks of it to his friend, or upbraids him with it, nor spreads it among others: such a man shows that he loves his friend, and is desirous that love and friendship should be continued; and this is the way to continue it; and a man that thus seeks it finds it. Or it may be rendered, “he covereth a transgression who seeketh love” F9; for “love covereth all things”, ( Proverbs 10:12 ) ; but he that repeateth a matter;
        the matter of the transgression, the thing that has given the offence; that rakes it up again, when it has been covered; upbraids his friend with it, when it has been passed over and forgiven; will frequently hit him on the teeth with it, and talk of it wherever he comes, and spread the knowledge of it in all places: he separateth [very] friends;
        he sets the best of friends at variance one with another by such a practice; for this pursued, friendship cannot subsist long among men: he separates his best friend from himself, and himself from him. The word signifies a prince, leader, or governor; (See Gill on Proverbs 16:28); and Jarchi interprets it thus;

        “he separates from himself the Governor of the world, the holy blessed God.”

      • Collins was the Creator and Editor of the video. He chose to post it to social media, thus he is just as responsible, if not more so, than Daniels. It is my understanding Gloria Alred is handling this case. Collins and Daniels can spend some time behind bars telling the convicts how to live their lives and call them dirty words and stuff. Convicts love that stuff.

        Unlike Daniels who went into hiding after this News broke, Collins couldn’t WAIT to re-post the same video again. If he were truly sorry, he would not have felt the need to re-post the video (to music this time) and leave Jodie in it. He could have easily cut out the last portion with her in it, but he chose not to. He is a criminal, hell-bent on making others miserable.

    • R. Joshua Collins

      In truth, I never laughed at the sexually derogatory comments nor delighted in them when they were said, and those perpetuating this lie are slandering me and doing satan’s work. I also removed these comments from all places on my social media as soon as I could. Mark confessed his sin and apologized, yet Matt Cunningham is allowing the record of these awful words to be played over and over for the world to hear. My prayer is that this recording is silenced somehow, and this article taken down. Marks words can no longer be heard on my videos, and Mathew and all of you should accept Mark’s apology and move on with reconciliation if you really wanted to walk with God who commands us to forgive. All have sinned and fallen short of the glory of God as the scripture says, including every one of you. Keeping this video up with that audio included is not right at all, and it’s sinful for Mathew Cunningham to disobey Gods word in repeating this matter in disobedience to Proverbs 19:7. We don’t need to perpetuate those awful words that I never condoned or wanted to hear. I did not want anyone to hear that and didn’t even know Mark would be there or that those words could be heard so easily from my camera. Those sexually derogatory words I never wanted anyone to hear, and I was very grieved and upset in my spirit when I heard them. I hope you all take God’s advice, but of course that is something I can never force anyone to do.

      Proverbs 17:9

      He that covereth a transgression seeketh love
      He that hides the transgression of another, or of his friend, committed against himself or against another, which he is privy to; but the matter being made up, and the offence forgiven, he forgets it, and no more speaks of it to his friend, or upbraids him with it, nor spreads it among others: such a man shows that he loves his friend, and is desirous that love and friendship should be continued; and this is the way to continue it; and a man that thus seeks it finds it. Or it may be rendered, “he covereth a transgression who seeketh love” F9; for “love covereth all things”, ( Proverbs 10:12 ) ; but he that repeateth a matter;
      the matter of the transgression, the thing that has given the offence; that rakes it up again, when it has been covered; upbraids his friend with it, when it has been passed over and forgiven; will frequently hit him on the teeth with it, and talk of it wherever he comes, and spread the knowledge of it in all places: he separateth [very] friends;
      he sets the best of friends at variance one with another by such a practice; for this pursued, friendship cannot subsist long among men: he separates his best friend from himself, and himself from him. The word signifies a prince, leader, or governor; (See Gill on Proverbs 16:28); and Jarchi interprets it thus;

      “he separates from himself the Governor of the world, the holy blessed God.”

  2. What they did was just wrong. I’m glad they were called out on it.

    But Denise Barnes appointed this man to that position? A line was crossed. Not fair to any community volunteer, certainly not a kind word in this city of kindness.

  3. West Side Annies

    We DEMAND the IMMEDIATE resignation of this white-privileged male by the name of MARK RICHARD DANIELS from his seat on Anaheim’s Cultural & Heritage Commission, and any other Anaheim position he holds within the city of Anaheim. We DEMAND that he be forever be banned from holding any seat/Board in Anaheim. Lastly, we DEMAND Mr. Daniels make a PUBLIC apology in the presence of Ms. Mosely and Anaheim Chief of Police Jorge Cisneros, or his designee for the rude, sexist, derogatory, comments made about her AND our wonderful and incredible ANAHEIM POLICE DEPARTMENT!

    We demand that 40+ time arrestee, Roussan Joshua Collins (aka: R Joshua Collins), with the assistance of YouTube, forever remove and delete the video he filmed of he and Mr. Daniels disgustingly targeting Ms Mosely and the fine officers of the Anaheim Police Dept while they were in the line of duty, and that Collins’ YouTube channel be banned indefinitely. As well, we DEMAND that R Joshua Collins also make PUBLIC apologies to Ms Mosely AND Anaheim Chief of Police Jorge Cisneros or his designee, for being a party to, and participating in the hateful and shameful HATE CRIME against Ms Mosely, the Anaheim Police Department and the residents and taxpayers of Anaheim. Mr Collins’ continues, and is obsessed with trying to always show Anaheim in a negative light with his “public service media” YouTube videos, and now is attempting to degrade women at the same time.

    WOMEN’S LIFES MATTER!

    Women will NO LONGER accept this revolting behavior from any men including white-privileged males, and convicts! This matter will continue to haunt Mr Daniels and Mr Collins like the playing of a broken record, until the above demands are met (ie, this issue will play over and over again at every public meeting, etc).

    • R. Joshua Collins

      In truth, I never laughed at the sexually derogatory comments nor delighted in them when they were said, and those perpetuating this lie are slandering me and doing satan’s work. I also removed these comments from all places on my social media as soon as I could. Mark confessed his sin and apologized, yet Matt Cunningham is allowing the record of these awful words to be played over and over for the world to hear. My prayer is that this recording is silenced somehow, and this article taken down. Marks words can no longer be heard on my videos, and Mathew and all of you should accept Mark’s apology and move on with reconciliation if you really wanted to walk with God who commands us to forgive. All have sinned and fallen short of the glory of God as the scripture says, including every one of you. Keeping this video up with that audio included is not right at all, and it’s sinful for Mathew Cunningham to disobey Gods word in repeating this matter in disobedience to Proverbs 19:7. We don’t need to perpetuate those awful words that I never condoned or wanted to hear. I did not want anyone to hear that and didn’t even know Mark would be there or that those words could be heard so easily from my camera. Those sexually derogatory words I never wanted anyone to hear, and I was very grieved and upset in my spirit when I heard them. I hope you all take God’s advice, but of course that is something I can never force anyone to do.

      Proverbs 17:9

      He that covereth a transgression seeketh love
      He that hides the transgression of another, or of his friend, committed against himself or against another, which he is privy to; but the matter being made up, and the offence forgiven, he forgets it, and no more speaks of it to his friend, or upbraids him with it, nor spreads it among others: such a man shows that he loves his friend, and is desirous that love and friendship should be continued; and this is the way to continue it; and a man that thus seeks it finds it. Or it may be rendered, “he covereth a transgression who seeketh love” F9; for “love covereth all things”, ( Proverbs 10:12 ) ; but he that repeateth a matter;
      the matter of the transgression, the thing that has given the offence; that rakes it up again, when it has been covered; upbraids his friend with it, when it has been passed over and forgiven; will frequently hit him on the teeth with it, and talk of it wherever he comes, and spread the knowledge of it in all places: he separateth [very] friends;
      he sets the best of friends at variance one with another by such a practice; for this pursued, friendship cannot subsist long among men: he separates his best friend from himself, and himself from him. The word signifies a prince, leader, or governor; (See Gill on Proverbs 16:28); and Jarchi interprets it thus;

      “he separates from himself the Governor of the world, the holy blessed God.”

      • Daniels, nor yourself, Collins, EVER APLOGISED to Ms Mosely. YOU ARE THE SINNER! DANIELS IS THE SINNER! It’s all about you again, Collins, isn’t it? You are the very one who spends your life slandering others (police, people with different religions, people with other view points, etc) and doing Satan’s work. YOU are the one with the very shaded past, not us! YOU need to spend YOUR life worrying about YOUR SOUL, and quit DICKtating to others how they should live their lives. YOU SPEND YOUR LIFE JUDGING OTHERS BECAUSE YOU HAVE SOMETHING TO HIDE, DON’T YOU? 40+ arrests, for starters! Why don’t you take your “project” into the prison system and see how those Boiz feel about you. Bend over!

  4. Marc Daniels should resign I agree. And should make an public apology.

    • I have received word (although not 100% confirmed as of this writing), that Daniels was forced to resign. We are still waiting on more information regarding PUBLIC APOLOGIES from both Daniels and Collins to JODIE MOSELY as well as, the men and women of the ANAHEIM POLICE DEPT.

      The next Anaheim Heritage committee meeting is on October 12th, and the Public may submit public comments regarding this incident for the public record. Please see the Anaheim.net website for more details.

    • CORRECTION: Next Heritage Committee meeting is October 15th (the 3rd Thursday of each month).

    • So far as of FRIDAY 10/2/2020 at 1 PM, his name is still listed:

      http://www.anaheim.net/1886/Rosters-and-Vacancies

  5. Just to set the record straight, I WAS NOT THERE during this raid; not before, during or after! I witnessed nothing! The following comment is FALSE and I don’t know where it originated from. I have a written request to the writer, Matt Cunningham to make the correction to this inaccurate statement:

    “Earlier today, Anaheim resident Kathy Chance, who witnessed Collins and Daniels videoing,…”

    I have video proof of my whereabouts during the period when Collins’ video was taped at this raid.

  6. Denise needs to explain herself or resign!

  7. David Michael Klawe

    But Councilmember Barnes never explained the Cynthia Ward/Portland comments.

    Also, when Ms. Barnes called the city council racist last year. Yes, there was a weak statement, but no real apology and outreach to try and fix a divide that was created.

    Also, she switched from running as a conservative Republican in 2016, to a progressive Democrat aligned with Dr. Jose Moreno. And really hasn’t advertised her switch to the District.

    I know of no sort of debate scheduled with her fellow candidates in District 1, Ryan Balius and Jose Diaz.

    But then, during the first two years of her term, she remained very quiet overall, even at the Council meetings.

    Hopefully the voters will find out about these things, and ask the Councilperson the tough questions that should be answered.

  8. EMAIL CITY COUNCIL FOR THE 10/6/2020 MEETING!

    COLLINS HAS NO RESPECT FOR MS MOSELY, OR ANYONE ELSE IN THIS CITY! Collins has re-posted this video again to his YouTube channel, this time with music in the background to mask Daniels’ sexually explicit remarks about Ms Mosely. Collins failed to edit out the last portion of the video of Ms Mosely and her private vehicle. His continual disrespect while hiding behind “being a man of God,” has got to be addressed!

    THE CITY OF ANAHEIM still has Daniels listed as the District 1 Commissioner as of Monday, 10/5/2020/ and his city-owned Facebook page is still LIVE as well. As my Mother used to say, “Birds of a Feather Flock Together,” in this case, Barnes, Daniels and Collins. Barnes, after her aide wrote two unsigned form letters, has done NOTHING to follow through on making sure Daniels has been removed from all sites, including Anaheim.net, where it shows him still as Commissioner.

    I urge EVERYONE to write an email to the City Council TODAY, to be posted under General Public Comments for tomorrow night’s (10/6/2020) city council meeting:

    PublicComment@Anaheim.net

    cc: TBass@Anaheim.net

    Note there is no “s” in the word COMMENT in the email address. Because of lots of people are making mistakes with this email address, it is best to cc Theresa Bass at the same time. If your comment goes through properly via email to the PublicComment@Anaheim.net, you will receive an automated receipt.

    • R. Joshua Collins

      In truth, I never laughed at the sexually derogatory comments nor delighted in them when they were said, and those perpetuating this lie are slandering me and doing satan’s work. I also removed these comments from all places on my social media as soon as I could. Mark confessed his sin and apologized, yet Matt Cunningham is allowing the record of these awful words to be played over and over for the world to hear. My prayer is that this recording is silenced somehow, and this article taken down. Marks words can no longer be heard on my videos, and Mathew and all of you should accept Mark’s apology and move on with reconciliation if you really wanted to walk with God who commands us to forgive. All have sinned and fallen short of the glory of God as the scripture says, including every one of you. Keeping this video up with that audio included is not right at all, and it’s sinful for Mathew Cunningham to disobey Gods word in repeating this matter in disobedience to Proverbs 19:7. We don’t need to perpetuate those awful words that I never condoned or wanted to hear. I did not want anyone to hear that and didn’t even know Mark would be there or that those words could be heard so easily from my camera. Those sexually derogatory words I never wanted anyone to hear, and I was very grieved and upset in my spirit when I heard them. I hope you all take God’s advice, but of course that is something I can never force anyone to do.

      Proverbs 17:9

      He that covereth a transgression seeketh love
      He that hides the transgression of another, or of his friend, committed against himself or against another, which he is privy to; but the matter being made up, and the offence forgiven, he forgets it, and no more speaks of it to his friend, or upbraids him with it, nor spreads it among others: such a man shows that he loves his friend, and is desirous that love and friendship should be continued; and this is the way to continue it; and a man that thus seeks it finds it. Or it may be rendered, “he covereth a transgression who seeketh love” F9; for “love covereth all things”, ( Proverbs 10:12 ) ; but he that repeateth a matter;
      the matter of the transgression, the thing that has given the offence; that rakes it up again, when it has been covered; upbraids his friend with it, when it has been passed over and forgiven; will frequently hit him on the teeth with it, and talk of it wherever he comes, and spread the knowledge of it in all places: he separateth [very] friends;
      he sets the best of friends at variance one with another by such a practice; for this pursued, friendship cannot subsist long among men: he separates his best friend from himself, and himself from him. The word signifies a prince, leader, or governor; (See Gill on Proverbs 16:28); and Jarchi interprets it thus;

      “he separates from himself the Governor of the world, the holy blessed God.”

  9. Best thing they could do is NOT vote for Denise.

  10. Has anyone seen him speak at city council meetings? If so why the surprise? Look at who he associates with too, very important in the upcoming election. Look at District 4, Jeanine Robbins. She is part of the Jose Moreno group and is associated with Mark Richard Daniels. All are party to Jose Moreno’s plan.

  11. I, for one, will be SO disappointed if Denise is re-elected. She has done nothing to try to improve her own district, while it’s the residents who have done all the heavy lifting trying to get help for District 1. She also tries to take credit of our hard work as well. Shame on you, Denise! We deserve better!

    • I agree!!!!

      Her latest flyer for the election proves it.

      Vote Jose Diaz

    • Hello my friend, Katie,

      Please vite for RYAN BALIUS!

      Please do not fall for the “I built my own styrofoam boat and paddled my way to America” crap that Diaz is promoting. He came out of no where and got backed by all of the police, fire, and Chamber PACs, not to mention MAYOR SIDHU! Diaz is NOT FOR YOU AND ME; he has no clue about the homeless situation and FAILED my Q&A MISERABLY!

      VOTE RYAN BALIUS, PLEASE!!!!

  12. Hello my friend, Katie,

    Please vite for RYAN BALIUS!

    Please do not fall for the “I built my own styrofoam boat and paddled my way to America” crap that Diaz is promoting. He came out of no where and got backed by all of the police, fire, and Chamber PACs, not to mention MAYOR SIDHU! Diaz is NOT FOR YOU AND ME; he has no clue about the homeless situation and FAILED my Q&A MISERABLY!

    VOTE RYAN BALIUS, PLEASE!!!!

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