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Posted on November 2 at 11:21 p.m.
Hey Peter, Doug Flutie just called to say, nice Hail Mary....
On Lance Cites 'Outrageous Government Conduct' in Motion to Dismiss
Posted on October 29 at 1:35 p.m.
California State Finance Director, Ana Matosantos, was arrested for DUI on Friday morning in Sacramento. Here is what she said following her arrest....
"My decision to drive last night was reckless and irresponsible. I accept full responsibility and there is no excuse for my actions,"
How refreshing to see someone publicly acknowledge their mistake.
On Kasi at the Stand
Posted on October 29 at 1:01 p.m.
I wonder, how many people have been injured or killed at the hands of DUI drivers since Mr. Lance was arrested? I also wonder if that number might be lower, even by just a few, if Mr. Lance would have put his journalist skills into educating the public about the dangers of drinking and driving. Instead of taking responsibility for his actions, he seeks to destroy the reputation of an officer who has undoubtedly saved lives in our community. How much more good could Mr. Lance have done if his front page articles had been about educating others to avoid the mistake that he made.
Posted on October 28 at 9:19 a.m.
It appears that the ACTUAL TRUTH is finally coming out now and not just the version that Genis and Lance have been dumping on us by the truckload for the last several months. Officer Beutel took the stand and gave a very believable and logical account of what transpired that night. Genis tried all of his usual tactics...inappropriate questions, badgering the witness, making something out of nothing, etc. But it didn't do him any good. Judge Hill sustained most of the DA's objections because at the end of the day, Genis just doesn't have any real evidence or proof of all of the wild claims that he and Lance have made in the press which is why he failed in the courtroom. Beutel came across as very credible and nothing like the person Lance and Genis have made her out to be. I hope that the circus is over now and we can get to the trial so that Lance can face the music.....finally.
Posted on October 20 at 10:46 p.m.
Validated, you hit the nail on the head. Mick Von Caw, who writes the blog you mentioned, sees through all of team Lance's efforts to spin things and tell lies as a substitute for the truth. It's actually quite refreshing to read. Its too bad that he's not reaching a wider audience.
On Gag Order Go-Around
Posted on September 18 at 12:43 p.m.
JohnLocke: speaking of logic and reason.... I think that we can stipulate to the fact that Lance has motive up the wazoo to pursue this fairy tale - he doesn't want to get convicted for DUI.But what is Beutel's motive? And why would the DA's Office, the Police Dept, and the City Attorney's Office all put their careers, reputations, freedom, etc. on the line to engage in this "vast conspiracy" as Lance would have you believe? The City and the Police Dept. have fired some of their own in the past for far less than what Lance is accusing Beutel of. So, if these wild claims had any "real" credibility, wouldn't they just drop the hammer on her and move on? I suspect it's because they know that Beutel is simply a hard working cop who just happened to be the one to arrest Lance for his crime that night....it could have been any officer. According to the City, they haven't suspended her, she's not on administrative leave and she's not under investigation - this should be a clue to the average citizen that maybe the allegations aren't true.Back to Beutel's motive... do people really think that she would risk everything just to arrest Peter Lance for a misdemeanor? It just doesn't make any sense. Before buying into all of the crazy conjecture and wild accusations, people need to use their common sense and not assume that what they hear from Team Lance is the actual truth just because they say it is.
On Mum's the Mayor
Posted on August 26 at 12:53 p.m.
sbs124 and Tambora - let me help with your question. My contact at the PD told me that everyone is asked all of the questions during a DUI investigation and if the answers are different, then the pre-filled answer is crossed out and the subject's answer is written next to it. There are plenty of examples of this available but of course Lance and Genis would never want the public to know about it....just like the recording of Michael Kenny telling a male officer after his arrest that he resisted arrest and ran because he knew he was probably over the limit (.08) and didn't want to get another DUI. Lance apparently "forgot" to publish that transcript in his "investigation." I'm curious as to why Lance's investigation into all of this alleged corruption only includes information that is self serving to his case and doesn't include anything from the opposing point of view. Lance is making up his own stories to print now.... the alleged Worker's Comp fraud case that was being investigated by the Calif. Dept. of Insurance....well, he went to them and presented erroneous information that they were required to investigate. Lance then came back with the headline: State opens criminal investigation into Beutel...blah, blah, blah. He created the investigation so that he could report it to the uninformed public. The truth is that Beutel never received a dime for the injury she sustained when the 200+ lb. criminal (Michael Kenny) kicked her and knocked her down while resisting arrest. In fact, I heard that she was never even off of work. The State Insurance investigators probably figured out Lance's game and closed the investigation in about 20 minutes. The truth is out there, just be careful not to believe everything that Lance and Genis tell you.
On Police Department Responds to Lance’s Handwriting Expert
Posted on August 26 at 1:32 a.m.
The usual cast of clowns was contacted for this article.... Lance - Genis - Makler and now Blanco. I see so many assertions and statements that Mr. Blanco has made..... I'm sorry, I thought that he was a handwriting expert (although some may question that) yet he is quoted several times in the article with statements about DUI investigations and arrests as if he has some expertise in law enforcement.....“strongly suggests that the officer went into the field on duty armed with a document that would met certain criteria to guarantee a successful DUI arrest.” and "he (Blanco) could think of no “good-faith reason” to explain why so many sections of the form would be filled out ahead of time and then used in making a DUI arrest." Ms. Robbins unfortunately didn't talk to any actual police officers or deputies to ask why some sections of a form might be filled out in advance or what criteria a real officer might consider important for a successful DUI arrest. So, I guess we'll just have to take the word of an "opinion for hire" instead.
On DUI Case Against Peter Lance Could Be Collapsing
Posted on August 26 at 1:11 a.m.
Ms. Robbins, I am disappointed that your article is so one-sided... I know that you had a deadline and we both know that the DA can't comment but to print only one point of view is so News-Press-like. I expected better balance from the Independent. Many people in the law enforcement and legal communities read the claims made by Team Lance and see them for what they often are....huge leaps to self-serving conclusions filled with hyperbole and misstatements of facts. Please endeavor to present a more fair and balanced account of the story in the future.
Posted on August 9 at 11:33 a.m.
Interested1...The officer's name was just fine before a criminal defendant started making wild allegations in the News-Press. In fact, I heard that she was Officer of the Year last year. The SBPD wouldn't have hired her if she hadn't passed an extensive background check. Most people don't know what real evidence is compared to speculation, conjecture, twisted truths and false allegations. Peter Lance has tried to convince his readers that he has facts and evidence but this is not the case....so the officer doesn't need to clear her name to you sir.
On Shredded Documents Dominate DUI Hearing
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