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Posted on February 12 at 12:53 p.m.
The DA's investigation report on the Covarrubias shooting does not paint a flattering picture of Lt. Ast at all. His actions helped precipitate what happened, despite his attorney's apparently successful strategy to minimize Ast's involvement in the chain of events. Evidently the arbitrator bought Ast's version.
In any event, the arbitrator has ruled, and now it's up to the City of Santa Maria to decide whether they want to take the risk of bringing Lt. Ast back and putting him in charge of people. I would not want to work for him.
On Santa Maria Police Skewered for Firing Whistle-Blower
Posted on February 4 at 7:27 p.m.
Devices were found on campus during the Persian Gulf War protests in 1991. That wasn't all that long ago.
It's just not a good idea to leave anything unattended in a public place, be it an airport terminal or a college campus.
I don't know you so I don't know if you're paranoid or not, loonpt, but reading your posts over the months makes me believe that you are absolutely incapable of realizing [or admitting] that people who hold views other than yours may be right.
On UCSB 'Suspicious Backpack' a False Alarm
Posted on February 4 at 2:32 p.m.
I gather loonpt doesn't know the history, nomoresanity. There have been real bombs planted at UCSB in the past. The fire that gutted the Registrar's Office in 1991 was likely caused by an incendiary device. A device exploded and killed a custodian at the Faculty Club back in 1968. Other devices have been found at various buildings at UCSB over the decades. It also happens at other universities and colleges across the country.
So, yes, loonpt, there IS such a thing as a suspicious backpack on a college campus, though I gather your worldview doesn't admit that the possibility exists.
Posted on February 3 at 5:41 p.m.
Botany is correct.
On Denunzio Pleads Guilty to Resisting Arrest
Posted on February 2 at 11:46 a.m.
Gotta hand it to Dep. Ward - Sixty plus years old and still out there with the college kids...
On Isla Vista Cops Get Body-Cams
Posted on January 22 at 5:37 p.m.
Prosecute this idiot to the full extent of the law.
On Police Identify Isla Vista Threat Suspect
Posted on December 29 at 5:34 p.m.
On Dies Family Awarded $2.5 Million Settlement
Posted on November 6 at 11:33 a.m.
"I do not think there is a current or former Deputy DA, or DA employee, who would comment in a negative way about Tom."
I have to respectfully disagree with this statement, Mr. McKinley.
On Thomas W. Sneddon, Jr.: 1941 – 2014
Posted on September 18 at 3:41 p.m.
I'm very sorry to hear of this. He was a great teacher, one of my favorites from my days at DPHS in the early 1970's. My condolences to his family.
On Obituary for Robert E. Lee Bates
Posted on September 18 at 12:39 p.m.
Dario Pini, the gift that keeps on giving...
On Pini Sues Carpinteria