UPDATED: Denise Barnes’ Supporter Quits City Post Over Sexually Demeaning Comments About Female Activist

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

Mark Richard Daniels, a vocal political supporters of Councilwoman Denise Barnes and her appointee to the Anaheim Cultural & Heritage Commission, resigned his position yesterday following publication of an Anaheim Independent article on sexually demeaning remarks he made on video about Jodie Mosely, a long-time advocate on crime, homelessness and other quality-of-life issue in West Anaheim.

An aide to Barnes delivered Daniels’ resignation letter to the City Clerk this morning, along with a letter from Barnes – two days after Mosley brought Daniels’ crude sexual remarks to her attention.

Neither Barnes nor Daniels have contacted Ms. Mosley to apologize, and Barnes has not responded to Mosley’s attempts to contact her regarding Daniels’ sexual deprecation.

Daniels’ comments can be heard on this excerpt of a video by R. Joshua Collins, who advocates against enforcement actions to clean-up homeless encampments and what he sees as harassment of the homeless. Collins was videoing an Anaheim police sting to bust an illegal casino in a shopping center at the intersection of Beach Boulevard and Ball Road.

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

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

When Mosley learned of Daniels comments, she attempted to contact Councilmember Barnes via text and e-mail about the incident and Daniels’ sexist behavior.  Mosley received no response from Barnes.

When the Anaheim Independent contacted Mosley this afternoon, she still had rec3ive no contact and no apology from Councilmember Barnes.

In his resignation letter, Daniels wrote:

“I would like to apologize to Jodie Mosley for the pain I have clearly caused her with my
words, which have unfortunately been made public on social media in a video, an action
I fear may have increased the humiliation I caused her. Mrs. Mosley, I am genuinely
sorry, and I humbly ask for your forgiveness.”

Mosley had not seen the letter when we spoke to her this afternoon, and said Daniels has not contacted her to apologize.

In her letter that was delivered to the mayor and city council late this morning, Barnes stated:

“It has come to my attention that Mark Daniels, a City Commissioner representing
Council District One, was verbally abusive to a local resident, and that his words
have now been made public through a videotape circulating on social media.
I am deeply offended by what Mr. Daniels said. I do not condone that sort of
language, in any circumstances.

As I recommended Mr. Daniels for the Council’s approval of his position on the
Cultural and Heritage Commission several years ago, I have asked for, and received,
his resignation, which accompanies my own message here.

I would like to add my own apologies to the resident for the words spoken by Mr.
Daniels. We can disagree about any number of issues, but those disagreements
should be limited to issues, and personal attacks are never warranted.”

Note that Barnes doesn’t mention Mosley by name, merely referring to a “local resident.” Furthermore, although Barnes expressed in her letter a desire to

However, Barnes was informed about her commissioner’s comments two days earlier. Mosley e-mailed Barnes about Daniel’s crude sexual comments on Wednesday, September 30, and included a link to the video.

She received no response from Barnes.

Mosley e-mailed Barnes again on Thursday morning, October 1:

Denise:

This is vile and vulgar. And wrong.

I have not heard back from you.

You choice of the appointment of Mark Daniel’s to the Cultural Heritage Museum Commission and love for rj Collins is very wrong considering they posted a video of me on you tube accusing me of “blowing one of the cops”. 

You need to take responsibility for the people you you put on boards.

This is unacceptable. And it really shows who you are, but not even writing me back.

Shame on you

Jodie

When the Anaheim Independent communicated with Mosley this afternoon, neither Barnes nor Daniels had contacted her to apologize. And she had not seen their respective letters.

Barnes has not responded to requests for comment sent to her via e-mail and comments on her Facebook page.

Daniels has not responded to our requests for comment. After being contacted by the AI, Daniels changed his social media settings to private.

R. Joshua Collins, who deleted his Facebook post containing the video after publication of our original story, has not responded to requests for comment.

Daniels is an active member of the Anaheim Democrat Club, which – among other issues – champions women’s rights. The Anaheim Independent posted a comment on the Club’s Facebook page seeking comment on Daniels’ vulgar sexual demeaning of a woman; our question/comment was deleted.

UPDATE: Anaheim Democrat Club President Ed Lopez posted this comment on October 2:

“I regret that your comment on an unrelated club Facebook post was deleted before I had the opportunity to respond. The club condemns denigrating and offensive comments about women and we think that Mark Daniels made the right decisions in apologizing for his remarks and in stepping down from his post as a city commissioner.”

39 comments

  1. West Side Annies

    I urge EVERYONE who reads this to NOT RE-ELECT DENISE BARNES for a second term (District 1 – West Anaheim)! She has done NOTHING FOR ANY OF US, EXCEPT APPOINT MALE CHAUVINIST PIGS to run Anaheim!

    DANIELS and COLLINS’ behaviors are CRIMINAL, and until such time as Collins videotapes Daniels, along with himself making a public apology to Ms, Mosely, Anaheim Police, and the residents of West Anaheim, we will continue to play this record AT EVERY SINGLE COUNCIL MEETING from this day forward!

    Go ahead, Collins and Daniels, MAKE MY DAY!

    GIVE YOURSELVES UP, DANIELS and COLLINS!

    Denise Barnes: THIS IS NOT GOOD ENOUGH! But would we expect any more out of you? You haven’t done crap in four years, why would we expect anything now?

    • F Cancel Culture

      These alleged “woke culture warriors” are some of the most chauvinistic and misogynistic people you will ever meet. Look at how they are “slut shaming” the young Latina candidate in the District 5 race on Donna Acevedo’s Facebook page. We know Steve Faessel has much more class than Ken Batiste and his people. These people are toxic and hypocritical. Denise Barnes stays quiet because quietly, she has to go along with their bullying tactics or she will be “cancelled” herself.

    • F Cancel Culture

      That entire crew are the most chauvinistic groups of people you will ever meet. They claim to be “woke” and “enlightened” and are more sexist then the conservatives they love to point the finger at. You should see the horrible things they are saying about the Latina running in the race for District 5, engaging in “slut shaming.” We know Steve Faessel has too much class to ever appoint commissioners who engage in such behavior.

      • LIAR. You can’t point to a SINGLE EXAMPLE of “slut-shaming” Savrina by Batiste supporters.

        The fact she talks like the Kardashians on her social media and says “amaze-balls” a lot is NOT slut-shaming. So shut up.

    • 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.”

      • You are just sorry you and mark were exposed.

        How dare you say that I need to forgive if I want to walk with God.
        You have some nerve.

        You may have issues or need forgiveness yourself hence your need to preach so desprately. But frankly sir, you were the one that put the video up. Not me.

        I am very ok with my relationship with God.
        Not so much with people that do stuff like you do.

  2. West Side Annies

    Eww, and Daniels knows where Jodie lives too? He states at the end of the video, “She’s turning into her tract.” Scary! I hope APD provides Jodie with needed protection because it is obvious Daniels has a screw loose by knowing exactly where Jodie lives, and that’s just freaky-weird! Perhaps he has been stalking her at her home without her knowing about it? How does Daniels know where Jodie lives??? Creepy! Very, very, VERY CREEPY! YUK! And this is a guy who ran for D-1 city council, lost to Denise Barnes in 2016, and then became her personal “B” so that maybe he could get info out of her as to where the West Anaheim women community activists live? This is NOT LOOKING GOOD AT ALL! This is getting waaaaaaay too creepsters!

  3. Daniels’ apology letter to Ms. Mosley sounds oh so hollow, written only because he got shamed into it. Too bad. At least he stepped down from his Commission post, even though that wasn’t his idea either. I have no doubt the good ol’ boy network will continue.

    As for Barnes, what a waste of space. She was Tait’s lackey four years ago, and she’s Moreno’s lackey today. Doesn’t District 1 want someone who will actually represent THEM?

  4. West Side Annies

    As of FRIDAY, OCTOBER 2, 2020 at 1531 hours, MARK DANIELS has NOT been removed from the Anaheim.net Rosters page, representing West Anaheim, District 1, Cultural And Heritage Commission.

  5. Responding for the Anaheim Democrats club, I regret that your comment on an unrelated club Facebook post was deleted before I had the opportunity to respond. The club condemns denigrating and offensive comments about women and we think that Mark Daniels made the right decisions in apologizing for his remarks and in stepping down from his post as a city commissioner.

    • When is he going to write a letter to the men and women of the Anaheim Police Department apologizing to them? Furthermore, that written “apology” was obviously written by Barnes’ aide as, it is formatted EXACTLY like the letter “Denise” wrote. His apologies will not be accepted until it they are made publically along with Collins’ apolgies to Jodie personally AND the Anaheim Police Dept.

    • F Cancel Culture

      No Ed, you don’t regret it! Filthy hypocrites, all of you!

    • Dear Ed,
      Daniels hasn’t done squat; the letters were written by Barnes’ aide and posted to social media. As of today, he is still listed as commissioner, both on the Anaheim.net and Facebook websites. Crawl back in your hole.

  6. I just want to clarify that I am the person who was harassed and not one apology has been made to me.
    Denise Barnes has not reached out to me by text, phone or email, but she is obviously having her aide Cynthia Ward write letters as if she actually cared.
    Could you imagine if you were me?
    This is serious, and Mark Daniel’s name is still on the board.
    In this time we are in I cannot believe Denise, A woman, would not only appoint someone like this. But by not even thinking to apologize to me shows her character.

    I personally know the difference between right and wrong.

    I’m ashamed she is our representatiive.

  7. So Denise can post an apology on Facebook for the world to see but can’t pick up the phone to call a constituent? Reaching out to constituents is one of the core functions of an elected official. Clearly she had time to contact her appointee to ask for his resignation. But she can’t take the time to call the person who was totally and completely denigrated in the video. Can’t take the time to call the PD to apologize to the officers for their names being slandered.
    Why is this being handled so poorly?

    • 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.

  8. I am sure we will be reading an in depth article on the Voice Of OC on this one!

    NOT!

  9. Thank you everyone who’s reached out supporting me on this. And it was a LOT of you.
    Everyone from the city, police, reps, politicians, acquaintances and friends.

    I hope no one else has to go thru something like this. It was just morally wrong.

  10. I intend to submit a question to Denise on the upcoming Q and A.

    • Good luck with THAT! She wouldnt even do the debate with the other candidates on zoom!
      She recently sent out flyers for her campaign bragging how she had led the beach Blvd project. SHE WASNT EVEN AROUND WHEN THAT WAS GAINING MOMENTUM. She wasnt even invited to the meetings.
      What a joke.

  11. Why is Jose Moreno working so hard in District 5 to get Bautista elected? He is trying everything he can to get the majority back. Run away from anyone who is endorsed by, associated with Jose Moreno. He is bad for Anaheim.

  12. Dear Mark Daniels,

    If the Anaheim blog had not published that apology, I would never have seen it, it went to city hall, not me. I won’t accept an apology I never received. I believe you, Collins and Denise should have been sincere to me, and the police dept. for what you did. That was a horrible way to treat me, considering all I’ve done to try to help west Anaheim.

    • Team Jose is very sleazy- this Mark Daniels character, weirdo Ryan rueles, Annemarie that blindly supports Matsuda,and of course Vern Mr drunk driving Nelson that ties free food with voting materials. These guys are all low life’s . Don’t let them take control. They will use poor people to continue to enrich themselves.

    • 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.

  13. Did Annmarie cover up the illicit affair that Mike Matsuda had with the kindness cookie rep? My sources tell me that the district lost big money on this.

    • Goes to show you that the Jose Moreno group is very sleazy. They use pawns to do dirty work and act like they are Robin Hood…. but in reality they are robbing the hood.

      Matsuda promotes his big sister – so now between the two of them AUHSD pays out 500k in salary and benefits to that clan.

      Moreno hires Lorena Moreno for another 200k out

      Rueles just got another big promotion… why?

      The bro’s deliver the votes.

      Funny how Annemarie had a pot calling the kettle black moment this week when she accused the council majority of using AUHSD students as pawns!!!! Hahahahahaha

  14. Anaheim Resident

    Tonight there is a Zoom debate for District 4 candidates.

    • Actually it is for all 3 districts. Hosted by the League of Woman Voters, from 7 to 8:30 PM tonight, Friday the 9th

  15. Let us run this entire group led by Moreno and Matsuda out of any elected office. We need to take back Anaheim. Thank you Bad Group for your comment. They are a bad group.
    VOTE NO ON: Jeanine Robbins, Denise Barnes, Annemarie Trejo, Kenneth Bautista, Juan Paolo Magcalas… Who did I miss? Let us vote them all out. They are draining Anaheim.

  16. Anyone see Juan Paolo Magcalas’ flyers? What he says about his performance? What he says about our schools? DO NOT BE FOOLED BY HIS FLYERS. Our schools are at the bottom. What has he really done to raise the scores so that those graduating can compete. Where has all of our money gone? It never seems to be enough yet our scores never improve?

  17. 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.”

    • R JOSHUA COLLINS: BYE-BYE FELICIA!

      R JOSHUA COLLINS: BYE BYE, FELICIA!

    • KATHY CHANCE 4 TEAM JODIE!

      Matt Cunningham: PLEASE DO NOT TAKE DOWN COLLINS’ VIDEO AS, neither he nor that slime-ball Daniels have made PUBLIC apologies to Ms Mosely!

      JODIE: DEMAND RESPECT! This 40+ arrestee is hiding behind God, which is very unfortunate for him on judgement day. And Daniels, well, he has just gone into hiding!

      And where is DENISE BARNES while all of this is going on? Well, she is illegally posting her campaign signs all over west Anaheim, while going DOOR TO DOOR TO PEOPLE WHO HAVE BALIUS SIGNS in their yards, to try and convince them otherwise! THIS IS THE HARDEST WE HAVE SEEN BARNES “WORK” IN FOUR YEARS!

      BIRDS OF A FEATHER FLOCK TOGETHER: BARNES-COLLINS-DANIELS!

  18. RJ, that was not an apology.
    Matthew 7: 3-5 says-
    “Why do you look at the speck of sawdust in your brother’s eye and pay no attention to the plank in your own eye? How can you say to your brother, ‘Let me take the speck out of your eye,’ when all the time there is a plank in your own eye? You hypocrite, first take the plank out of your own eye, and then you will see clearly to remove the speck from your brother’s eye.”
    You constantly berate council members and residents who don’t think like you, especially where homelessness is concerned. You attack them, call them homeless haters and talk down them while accusing them of not being good Christians.
    But here your friend, Mark Daniels, made a sexually demeaning comment about a female and you didn’t correct him or guide him. You posted his commentary for all to hear!
    Continue to throw stones from your glass house. We see you for the hypocrite you really are, Pastor.

  19. West Anaheim resident

    Mark Daniels is walking our neighborhood for Denise Barnes campaign this morning. Knocking on doors. How genuinely SINCERE Denise Barnes is that shes hired him to campaign for her.

    You can’t even make this stuff up.

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