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Posted on February 12 at 12:20 a.m.
Validated et al,
I make no effort to discredit "John Locke" (JL) in his/her comments... Other than to show he/she "appears" to not know his/her facts, prior to posting his/her comment(s).
He/she continues to be a person who will "forever" be a someone who distrusts law enforcement. Like a lot of folks in Santa Barbara, they believe law enforcement personnel are supposed to be "perfect in everything" they do. Which is not true! They, police/sheriff, are "ordinary" people who choose to do things a majority of the population will "not" do. But they (ordinary male/female citizens) decide to take on the job that most people/citizens will not.
While, these folks are not "perfect". They are willing to take on the criticism of people like (JL). I only wish I could go to JL's place of employment, or anyone else who complains about law enforcement, and critizise him/her about his/her every action. Then, post my every comment on places like the SB Independent.
I respect JL's right to post his/her comments, I really do! However, I also remember what my parents taught me. That is, "If you do not have anything nice to say, do not say anything at all. Be a better person and let it go. In the end, you'll recieve a greater satisfaction!"
On Santa Maria Police Skewered for Firing Whistle-Blower
Posted on February 11 at 12:42 p.m.
JL,I am a little confused by your comment(s). You state, "SMPD seems to have a long and illustrious history of misbehavior by its officers." However, this article tells us how one of its officers (Ast) did not violate any laws or policies. So, he appears to have acted correctly. Your comment makes him out to be someone who acted incorrectly.
Secondly, you attribute the recent shooting of a 17 year old, armed with a 9" fork to SMPD. Whatever your feelings are to this matter are irrelevant and most importantly, Wrong! The juvenile was in the City of Lompoc at the time and his actions resulted in him being shot by a Lompoc Police Officer.
Third, SMPD's chief is "new". He has only held the position for approximately 2 and a half years. During this time, he has made significant improvements to the department. Whether he conducted himself correctly, in this matter, is for city officials to decide.
Lastly, why does the City of Santa Barbara need a replacement for Chief Sanchez? I am not his biggest fan, but what has he done to deserve to be replaced? You are talking about taking his job away from him, a very serious charge.
Posted on December 17 at 7:12 p.m.
"Won't somebody please think of the children!" -Helen Lovejoy
On Hungry on the Holidays
Posted on December 12 at 7:57 p.m.
skaterspoint, I see where you're going with more traffic, means more business. However, other than, maybe, Starbucks/Bottle Shop/CVS, you're comment, "i could care less about gridlock.. thats for people that choose to live out of town." You, appear, to be assuming (something you, and liberals, should never do) that those "people" choose to live "out of town". Maybe, just maybe, they cannot afford to live in Santa Barbara. The last thing they, those lesser individuals who live out of the area that you label as such, is gridlock. These hardworking folks just want to commute to, and from, Santa Barbara in a reasonable amount of time. You, "As a SB local" (sounding very arrogant by the way), seem to be a little out of touch with reality.
On Bare-Knuckle Politics — Santa Barbara-Style
Posted on December 4 at 9 p.m.
I am currently organizIng a protest riot, err "rally", in support of Ms. Moore. I feel she was unjustly targeted because she is a minority (Sharpton) and a female (Rodham-Clinton). The fact she was registered/listed on the mailbox, picked up the package of checks, and they (checks) were counterfeit, is of evidence of her guilt. Remember, it's "always" someone else's fault and, definitely, not Ms. Moore's responsibility. I could go on, but whose with me on crusading this "nonviolent" protest?!?!?!......cricket, cricket, cricket..... Wait, Eric Holder just weighed in & is launching a civil rights investigation. We're all SAVED!!!!
On Federal Court Dismisses Santa Barbara Woman's Discrimination Lawsuit
Posted on November 21 at 8:28 p.m.
Be very cautious of someone with a hyphenated last name (Rodham-Clinton). While it's not true of everyone, there seems to be a growing trend in this fashion. Call me crazy, but, a lot of these "-" folks always seem to be trying to, either, be "hip" or looking to gain an edge with a "outside the U.S." name.
Example: Does "James Segall" inspire you to hire him when you look him up in the phone book, err, online? Or does "James Segall-Gutierrez" cause you to call/click?
On Judge Dismisses Slander Lawsuit Filed By Gang Crackdown Defendants
Posted on November 21 at 8:13 p.m.
Audi & Native,
I Demand you stop that common sense logic you speak/type! Please realize this is California and we do not think in those terms. It is ALWAYS, either, someone else's fault, or, America's fault in general.
On Vigil for 43 Missing Mexican Students
Posted on November 21 at 8:06 p.m.
The comment I could make about the associated photo, alone, is worth a thousand words. However, because of the "furor" it would bring, I shall not. I would like to say that for all the time/effort/work the City of Santa Barbara, and county, does for a certain segment of our population, I'm a little tired of hearing how "oppressed" they claim to be.... I know, it sounds rude, harsh, etc. But, I'm I wrong?
On Beacons of Home
Posted on November 21 at 7:56 p.m.
This article states, "Sentenced to eight years in state prison". Hmmm, please allow me to translate the real/actual amount of time these "pillars of the community" will, most likely, serve:
Go ahead and, immediately, subtract four years for "good time." Meaning for everyday they serve, they receive a day off (credit) of their sentence. Then subtract the time they've already served in county jail. Not positive, but because of their crime, I'm going to guess they did not post bail and have probably been in custody since their arrest. Which, roughly, translates to one year and nine months.
That, my friends, brings the "true" time they will actually, serve to about two years and three months. Not a bad amount of time for almost killing someone. Besides, do you know the amount of "street cred" these guys will obtain? You cannot buy that in a store, err, online.
On Two Sentenced for Gang Stabbing
Posted on October 29 at 8:53 p.m.
loonpt,I have to say, I've read your comments over these many months. At first, I thought you were "completely insane". Then, I gave you the benefit of the doubt ,slightly, when I read some of your "semi" rational comments, that made somewhat decent sense.... Don't get me wrong, I still thought you were suffering from some type of mental illness. I just believed you had moments of clarity.
I am now, however, convinced you are a person in need of some serious help. I know you'll read my comment & not be able to rationally comprehend what I'm writing, and you'll respond "accordingly". It's beyond your mental copacity, it really is. That's OK. Just know that your understanding of the "real world" is misguided and deranged. You need help, you really do! I wish you the best and hope you get help.
On Ventura Sheriff's Deputy Hit and Killed During Traffic Stop