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Posted on September 17 at 12:21 p.m.
Newsflash!: The lawyers work for their clients. If the clients don't have the intestinal fortitude to go the distance, nor work ethic to take a case through to fruition and even want to go contrary to their lawyers advice, that is their prerogative. A lawyer can't force their client to continue with a case.
Regarding cops, the note above about tenure and what makes a good COP..seems that COP with the human nature psychology experiences that over time actually do manifest themselves into the "serve and protect" philosophy are the good ones, but some how never manage to get to the upper ranks. I am guessing that just as in corporate life, the a$$kissing political bull$hit probably disgusts them and they are content to stay under the radar, work a desk job later in their careers ,get their pension and get the heck out of dodge. Blanket statements that all COPS just isn't true. I known some truly outstanding COP/human beings. Sadly this town doesn't seem to have any accountability for crappy police work.
On City Settles Excessive Force Cases for $170,000
Posted on September 15 at 2:21 p.m.
Does anyone else want to ask the obvious question: Why are we paying $170,000 to keep Aaron Tudor on the SBPD? I am disappointed these two settled. I think the City got off way too easy. There are some really shady things about this report, 100lb gals arm snapping? What do they teach you in the Police academy? You can't restrain someone less half your weight? Then the partner becoming ill just at the sound of it? Dude use your feet. I am sure there are some wrestling MMA dudes on the force that can show you how to not bust bones.Regarding Denunzio, interesting point Genis makes about Harbor cop and the irony that they are married to a person the DA. I still think someone (Tudor buddy) made a call on Denunzio from the Boathouse and Tudor had him staked out. Soon as he saw that truck go by he made a beeline after him.
Posted on August 28 at 11:12 a.m.
1. I think the dog dudes are ripping off the school district. $13K?? Do your job cops. The dogs need walking anyway.
2. This could be handled in more casual way instead lining people up with a dog sniffing every nook and cranny, do some random walk throughs unannounced.
3. I think this is a good program generally and showing results. I am not a police state fan, but if you aren't bringing dope to school, what does one have to fear?
4. It may also, though interaction with troublesome parents, result in other clues to nefarious activities.
On Drug-Dog Days Continue
Posted on August 22 at 2:19 p.m.
The truth shall set you free...Other than the Los Lobos concert I saw back there in in the 80's I haven't had much use for the place and it's politics.
On La Casa de la Raza Near Foreclosure?
Posted on August 22 at 2:12 p.m.
There hasn't been any opposition from the Ranch owners because A) they know it wont' happen for years, and B) when it is done they will go throw a big pail of resin on the controls. Same old story.
Pretty lame with Goleta beach down too. With this years impending El Nino, it may turn out to be a wise move not to rebuild yet as both of them may totally be wiped out.
For 20 million they could probably put in a groin and a boat launch ramp... that would be awesome!
On Gaviota Pier Not Opening for Years
Posted on August 18 at 1:28 p.m.
This really is a sad story. Many of our people in the 70's and on are so lonely, isolated and abandoned by family. I hope that she gets the help and support she needs.
On Woman Reportedly Attempts Suicide in Trader Joe's
Posted on July 28 at 11:23 a.m.
I would say this is the most concerning fact to me:
"Ortiz claimed that as his complaint worked its way through the court system at the same time he was applying for new jobs, RESON’s attorneys would often serve subpoenas to the companies he was applying to, which may have hurt his employment chances."
The ability of the companies lawyers to ruin this guys life during the case, even it is completely irrelevant, should be addressed. By them doing this they make any labor laws moot because no one in their right mine will pursue discrimination issues because counsel can literally ruin your life while it is at trial with no worry of accountability. I would love to see this guy go after opposing counsel in a civil case if that is at all possible. Probably not. At the very least he should turn their dirty asses into the bar.
On Goleta Engineer Awarded $1.13 Million in Discrimination Case
Posted on July 24 at 10:58 a.m.
Guillotine. OFF WITH THEIR HEADS!
On Death Penalty Terminated
Posted on July 24 at 10:32 a.m.
Geeze finally the voice of reason from a government agency! yay! Who ever came up with narrowing State street was a moron. Or just outright greedy. I think it is perfect the way it is. La Entrada needs to accommodate the city instead of the other way around.
On La Entrada Hits Snag
Posted on July 22 at 9:36 a.m.
I guess my point would be they are not contributing enough for the amount of crap they are subjecting the rest of us to. My quality of life continues to decline here in Go Go Goleta with regards to beach access, crappy traffic, more UCSB sprawl, and these developers (which represent progress right?) run back to Laguna Beach with a few more million? I guess that is capitalism. Perhaps when the lake runs dry, people will take heed.
On Traffic in Goleta