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Posted on December 17 at 10:25 p.m.
tabatha... how brilliant...and completely wrong.
The reason there is not suicide barrier is because there is NO SIDEWALK... this is on the freeway - people are not supposed to be up there at all, that's the difference.
On Attempted Suicide Shuts Down 101
Posted on December 7 at 1:43 a.m.
I thought Josh Lynn was an attorney, not a PR person... The penalties for a second offense DUI usually follow the mandated guidelines, so Lynn's approach is rather strange as he is basically admitting his client's guilt.
The violator's political leanings shouldn't have anything to do with this at all, but that seems to be what a lot of posters have focused on. Again, pointless.
So, basically, we have an admitted alcoholic crash into a tree off the freeway while seriously under the influence of alcohol... unlike the previous two cases, this one is a no brainer - Joe, you're in serious trouble.
On Carpinteria Councilmember Joe Armendariz Arrested for DUI
Posted on December 3 at 2:06 a.m.
Why was there no audio on the beginning of the video?
There are at least two or three other videos of this incident from different perspectives, where are they?
Without a resisting charge being filed against DeNunzio, its hard to imagine his suit against the city will not get settled out... think about it, the only justification to use excessive force (or "beat down", which this certainly was) is to overcome resisting arrest... without those charges, Denunzio wins his lawsuit. Probably loses on the DUI, but he'll still get paid.
I'd really like to see the other videos though...
And now, it seems, quite a few of the witnesses are saying they don't want to testify to what they saw... why not? Could it be that they are afraid of retaliation by the PD?
Any of you SBPD shills wanna chime in here?
On Police Department Releases Tony Denunzio Arrest Footage
Posted on November 30 at 8:58 a.m.
What "real scandals"?Just because you don't like the idea that they actually owned an island (and you, presumably, don't) does not make them criminals.
Your entitlement bib is showing...
On Reclaiming Santa Rosa Island
Posted on November 21 at 11:19 a.m.
This result was inevitable.The dirt on Beutel is so damaging that there is no way the DA could ever allow this case to actually go to trial because, if it did, Beutel's violations would have to be fully vetted.
Were any of those allegations proven in court, how many cases would have to be retroactively dismissed because of it? Think about it.
The DA got to seemingly save face by having Hill drop the whole thing on a procedural claim. They didn't want it to go any further but did not want to appear as they were dropping the charges to protect Beutel... which the resulting ruling essentially does.
lance got his "Get Out Of Jail Free" card, however you feel about that is fine. But to not be insistent on a full investigation of the rest of the shady actions of the involved parties is just stupid.
On Judge Throws Out Lance DUI Case
Posted on November 21 at 10:11 a.m.
The Justice System has already spoken for the people by locking this guy up.
Anybody romanticizing how "he's not really a bad guy" & "he's just a victim of a disease" is delusional - they guy did the crime, now he's doing the time. Period.
HE made the decisions, HE took the actions, HE committed the crimes - and HE most certainly did use a gun.
Why this is even "newsworthy", even by Independent standards, is puzzling.
"Now, sitting four feet from him, I felt my body flush with adrenaline, felt that heady mix of excitement and fear that enlivens me on a first date..." Oh yeah, you're really objective with your convict crush addled perspective...
On Surfer, Robber, Writer, Lifer
Posted on November 16 at 1:59 p.m.
not surprising at all...
On Alleged Victim of Excessive Force to be Charged with DUI
Posted on November 16 at 1:58 p.m.
considering the cop beat the cr@p out of the guy in public, in front of dozens of witnesses... no, its that surprising at all.
Posted on November 16 at 6:54 a.m.
The release noted Hill “did not find there was any misconduct on the part of any of the involved officers, including Officer Kasi Beutel, or any member of the District Attorney’s Office.”
That's a stretch... Hill never made a ruling on that as it was a moot point after dismissing the case on other grounds. Those allegations still need to be thoroughly vetted... but will they, now that the case was dismissed?
Posted on November 15 at 10:34 p.m.
is anyone surprised... really?
On Kasi at the Stand
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