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Posted on May 31 at 12:31 a.m.
You talk to any neighborhood around this entire town and the two most important issues are public safety and good schools.
Beyond those two big ones, you are just splitting hairs and handing out favors. We are united in this town over the big issues and divided when we think some neighborhood demands should trump others.
Which neighborhood benefits keeping the ruinous defined-contribution city pension plan? Which neighborhood should pay the price for unfunded infrastructure maintenance and repairs of city property?
How about an audit of all city services to see how they are allocated across the city right now? Why is it fair more police are needed in the gang infested parts of town or down town, when we all want public safety. Why should some parks be better cared for than others depending upon who their district council member is?
What exactly will get different treatment because of district elections? More attention needs to be paid to the down town retail sales tax area but no one lives there to vote, so does the downtown become an orphan district with no representation?
On Council Elections by Districts or At-Large?
Posted on May 31 at 12:24 a.m.
Dale Francisco is a fully competent and qualified candidate for Congree. Don't despair. There are a number of great candidates from which to choose.
Marshall Tuck for State Superintendent of Schools is a great replacement for Tom Torkelson.
On Can you spot the untruth about the June 3 election?
Posted on May 31 at 12:20 a.m.
Kids today can afford houses all over this state. Education did not have to cost them an arm and leg with long term loans. That was their choice and their choice if they majored in gender studies instead of engineering. CoveredCalifornia has taken away all their health care cost worries.
And Transparent California tells you were all the great paying jobs are in government. Their only worry now is when the seed corn finally runs out because the Democrat stranglehold on this state does cause some concern for their future. Tell them to go into petroleum engineering and the sky is the limit.
On In Mourning and In Rage
Posted on May 30 at 3:32 p.m.
The vacant, unkempt, weedy lots in IV are a "broken window" as well.
On Isla Vista: The Unwanted Child
Posted on May 30 at 3:31 p.m.
The check was not initiated by the Nanny-State. But any further unsolicited investigation of the person, his premises or background check without probable cause would be. Nor was it requested by his very own Nanny who appeared to be content with the on the spot resolution of her immediate concerns.
Foresight is not fully 100% prescience and afterthought over events happening quite a bit later really doesn't count. Stay with the present in this situation of the April 30 call, and that means applying what ever protocol or policy is applicable to the nature of the call and circumstances.
Re-evaluation of protocol and policy is always in order and it appears this has taken place. Everyone is fee to say woulda, shoulda, coulda. And maybe it will lead to changes but it is patently unfair to accuse LE on pure speculation from afar and luxury of after the fact.
On Isla Vista Killer's April 30 Check-Up
Posted on May 30 at 2:04 p.m.
Do you think it was the mother's, the son's or the police's responsibility to find out this information? She had access to whatever records were out there. Why didn't she check after she made this original "check welfare" phone call.
Dangerous to replace responsible parenting with nanny-state demands as we see every day coming from the progressive politicians. Check your initial demand the government is responsible for ---everything --- including prescience.
Posted on May 30 at 12:51 p.m.
Let's say they did a weapons check ahead of time, does that automatically allow the police to slap a legal gun owner with no public record of mental issues into a 72 hour lock down, or a warrantless premises search or even a probable cause search.
Particularly when the complaining party (the mother) did not authorize further actions against her legally adult son? What privacy rights does gun ownership allow - or is it public record on demand with disclosures to any one? I don't know what the current rules are about gun ownership records. Help me out here.
Please explain your demand every police call automatically triggers a legal gun ownership records check? Maybe they should which is easy to say in retrospect, but where is the policy statement that justifies this as standard operating procedures?
What other police calls automatically require a gun ownership records search? Traffic stops, lost kittens, smelling smoke, open windows ….. fill in the missing blanks here.
Posted on May 30 at 12:44 p.m.
cartoonz, you do realize the police had the mother and son contact each by phone other right in their presence and no further concerns by the mother were registered.
I would consider this a closed case at this point. You have no reason to claim he was "clearly a danger to himself and other". What is your real agenda?
Posted on May 30 at 12:41 p.m.
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Posted on May 30 at 12:03 p.m.
Capri Apartments roommate matching questionaire. The mind boggles at the types of questions they should have asked: http://capriiv.com/sites/capriiv.com/...
Any house rules about owning guns or weapons? Any requirements they remain fully registered students?