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Posted on January 21 at 3:01 a.m.
Buckwheat hit the nail on the thumb by reminding us that the trophy photos at the news conference were of persons arrested but not yet convicted of their alleged crimes. Foo's response about gang injunctions occupying a gray zone between presumption of innocence and conviction may have its merits, but the City may have gotten carried away with itself this time. But I have zero expertise on the gray zone (?) between routine reporting of arrests and press conferences. Anyone care to shed light on this legal point?
On Operation Falling Dawn Defendants File Slander Claim Against City, Police
Posted on January 20 at 8:16 p.m.
The country's going downhill, & I want everyone to see (eventually, anyway) that I'm on the side that's not at fault. Therefore I'm gonna tout God (or gays), guns (or government), etc. You may think that's simplistic, but maybe you don't know when it's time to take sides. The biggest tent wins in the end, as it should in a democracy. It's no time to be splitting hairs, people.
On Cease Fire, Anyone?
Posted on January 16 at 1:34 p.m.
Why was it named “Operation Falling Dawn”? Dawns don't fall. Only connection I can make is to the movie Falling Down.
Bill Foster: "I'm the Bad Guy?"
On SBPD Gang Hysteria
Posted on January 16 at 11:54 a.m.
Martini may have been falsely accused, of course. Still, parents should never entrust their kids into the unsupervised care of even MDs, school principals, priests, etc. All institutions should ban alone time (one on one) between adults and children, because many molesters aren't caught until they've molested hundreds. And surveillance cameras are cheaper than lawsuits. A parent's impulse to venerate authority figures is just fine, but vigilance is still their parental prerogative and responsibility. They can venerate around the vigilance, right?
On Concerns Raised over Carpinteria Pastor's Past
Posted on January 14 at 11:29 p.m.
For amusement, one might compare and contrast this with "The Mexican Gang Scene" from "Falling Down" (the Michael Douglas movie.)
Posted on January 12 at 1:31 a.m.
Why isn't China preoccupied with Middle Eastern squabbles? Have they got better things to do? Iraq's army/police aren't secular, they're 100% Shi'ite, thanks to W. His policy of gotta-keep-em-separated was not crafted for the ages. Before that, Saddam was our buddy. No sign of Shi'ite and Sunni uniting to become Shunni. Arab spring needed Obama? Really? Ottomans at least split the ME into coherent tribal units. Let em all settle their hash. They gotta sell oil to prosper, anyway.
On Al Qaeda Fears
Posted on January 8 at 7:18 p.m.
Collar the feral teenagers. Deep down, they'll probably appreciate the concern.
On Free-Thinking the Gang Injunction
Posted on January 8 at 7 p.m.
Pederasts LOVE pedestals! Especially in insular communities that fear public criticism. Jehovah's Witnesses, ultra-Orthodox Jews, Catholics, etc. They'll make nice right now, & shuffle the offender off to new hunting grounds. See, no more problem! In fact, are you insinuating some kind of... problem? How dare you even THINK such a thing? But ultimately, it's the fault of the bovine rank-and-file, who need inspiring figures upon their sacred pedestals. Moloch's in His heaven - all's right with the world!
On Looking for Francis in the Franciscans
Posted on January 7 at 7:31 a.m.
County officials will continue to allow visiting boaters at Lake Cachuma to expose us to the risk of pipeline-clogging zebra mussels, which have just been discovered colonizing Lake Piru in Ventura County. We mustn't upset anyone with money, and the proles will be too distracted to notice! (Right?)
On No Rain, No Water
Posted on January 7 at 7:19 a.m.
No one who was there wrote anything down that survived.
On The Historical Jesus: Political Zealot or Social Activist?