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Posted on June 27 at 2:26 p.m.
I don't have a problem with public scrutiny into how the Sheriff's Department handled the welfare check of Rodger before the rampage, though hindsight is always 20/20, and Mr. Cappello's righteous rage and indignation seems pretty self-serving to me.
I also have no doubt that Mr. Cappello and others are lining up to sue the Sheriff's Department and any other person or entity they can think of. The killer's father is running his own media/PR campaign to show what a great guy he is, so I'm assuming he expects to be a target of future litigation, and rightfully so.
On A Catastrophic Failure with Tragic Results
Posted on June 22 at 12:32 p.m.
When I first worked in IV in the early 1980's there were so few SBCC students living in IV that they weren't an issue. When I returned to work in IV in the late 1980's and early 1990's, SBCC students had become a significant presence in IV and accounted for a great deal of the work, both as suspects and victims. My opinion in those days was that the average SBCC student was even younger and less mature than many of the UC students living there.
Since IV is far away from SBCC, the SBCC admin had no interest whatsoever in regulating the conduct of their students living in IV. I see that nothing has changed.
On What's Next for Isla Vista?
Posted on June 19 at 1:45 p.m.
I would not be surprised if all of the recent violence in IV has a negative impact on UCSB enrollment. At least SOME of these parents may finally be concerned about the environment they are allowing their kids to enter. How long this impact lasts is anyone's guess.
Posted on June 10 at 2 p.m.
Loon, I know your position is usually that the evil and nefarious police are to blame for these incidents, etc., and I'm not surprised that this comment thread is going in other directions, but I think Denunzio should be taking personal responsibility for his actions. I also think enough has happened so that he should be able to recognize that he has a problem with alcohol, and I think it's time he did something about it.
Like it or not, loon, in the real world it isn't a good idea to drink and drive, nor is it a good idea to get drunk and walk around on boats that don't belong to you late at night. If you do such things you can expect to eventually have contact with law enforcement, and if you don't do as told during that contact, then you can expect a reaction to your actions.
IMO Denunzio doesn't need any more apologists to justify and/or enable his behavior. He needs to man-up and get help for his alcohol problem, and I wish him well if he does.
On Cops Arrest Denunzio Again
Posted on June 10 at 1:01 p.m.
Well, loon, I guess that means your neighbor's rescue cat is afraid of the police. There can't be any other explanation. Did I get it right?
Posted on June 10 at 12:51 p.m.
I guess all of the local cops now have to remember that Denunzio will run from them every time he's contacted for doing stupid stuff like this while under the influence of alcohol, and that they will be held to a very high standard when it comes to using any force of any kind against him.
Maybe Genis can get Denunzio to use some of his hard-earned settlement dollars to go dry out somewhere so he doesn't do stupid stuff like this while under the influence of alcohol again.
Posted on June 9 at 1:19 p.m.
Swashbuckling alcoholic f*ck-ups need highly-paid professional apologists. More job security for DG.
Posted on June 8 at 11:52 a.m.
Don't drink and drive.
On Denunzio Beats Phlebotomist in Fourth Amendment Challenge
Posted on June 5 at 11:02 a.m.
The Chumash could certainly afford their own police department if they actually wanted one...
On Chumash Chagrined Over Deputy Position
Posted on June 4 at 7:55 p.m.
Arthur Chu recently wrote an excellent column re "nerds" and misogyny on the Daily Beast site:
On Mass Murder Spawns Talk About Treatment of Women