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Posted on May 20 at 5:42 p.m.
Lots of estimates and guesses by the Grand Jury here, so I doubt if the potential savings are as much as the GJ is guessing they would be. In my day when the price of gasoline got high we were encouraged to park the patrol cars and walk more each shift. I'm not a fan of the current sheriff, but IMO this is nit-picking on a grand scale.
On Have Idling Sheriff Cars Wasted More than $1 Million?
Posted on May 10 at 1:04 p.m.
Notwithstanding Dudley vs. Whoever, the article is about the race for sheriff not the race for DA, and I think it's way past time for a change. It's time for Sheriff Brown to move on.
However, I'm not sure if Sergeant Brown is the right replacement, but I think she deserves some respect for standing up and making an issue re the internal problems in the department that I think the public needs to know about. I think Sheriff Brown needs to stop making excuses about these issues, put the North County Jail Project folder down, and do something about these internal problems. The Jim Peterson scandal was a disgrace, and I find it very telling that many/most of Sheriff Brown's listed supporters are not active members of the department.
I also hope there's no retaliation against Sergeant Brown for having the audacity to run against the Big Guy.
On Inside the Race for Sheriff of Santa Barbara County
Posted on May 6 at 5:30 p.m.
Azuresees is correct - had someone been injured in this incident I'm sure there would have been a felony filing.
Not sure where you're seeing evidence of a cover-up, samquintana. The news story reports the facts of the incident and the details of the sentence. It looks like a standard set of punishments and terms and conditions to me.
To me the punishment fits the crime, but your mileage may vary. I imagine the defendant also faces disciplinary action by his department, but that likely won't be publicized.
On Lompoc Police Officer Charged with DUI and Hit and Run
Posted on April 27 at 11:48 a.m.
I doubt it, locke. Party hosts have the responsibility to make sure all of the people at their parties are legally of age to drink. If they can't or won't do this, then they risk being cited for the usual violations. This is the point of the enforcement effort.
Further, if the state ABC agency is handing out grants for the Foot Patrol to do this, then I think it's likely the practice has been vetted at the state level and found to be legal. If one does not agree that this practice is legal, then one always has the right to challenge it in court.
On 'Party Patrol' Raids Isla Vista Homes
Posted on April 25 at 11 a.m.
On Dies Family Sues U.S. Government, Capps, Morua
Posted on April 24 at 2:39 p.m.
I'm thinking the Dies family would rather have Mallory back than the money, lawdy. Unfortunately, the only way the civil justice system can attempt to make amends is [primarily] with money. I'd cut the Dies family a little slack here, but that's just my opinion...
Posted on April 24 at 12:07 p.m.
I expect this lawsuit will be quietly settled in the coming months without a lot of public revelations to stir up all of this speculation even more.
Posted on April 21 at 12:56 p.m.
"...places that facilitated redemption and revitalization for people.” Oh, spare me. It's a jail, not a spa.
And no, I don't think making one custody deputy responsible for 64 inmates is a good idea, either.
On Big Plans for the Big House
Posted on April 18 at 3:21 p.m.
Mr. Balash, I think your client made a LOT of bad choices...
On Fire Official Admits to Stealing Union Funds
Posted on April 16 at 3:17 p.m.
Your lack of empathy for law enforcement officers is and has been very evident, loonpt.
On Teen Charged with Assaulting Officer During Deltopia Pleads Not Guilty