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Posted on April 12 at 1:37 p.m.
Let's not forget that the University of California is now presided over by the former Secretary of Homeland Security, Janet Napolitano.
On Sheriff's Office Provoked Deltopia Riot
Posted on April 12 at 10:13 a.m.
I'm down. Where's my speedo?
On POOPS for I.V.
Posted on April 12 at 10 a.m.
There are two sides to this:
1. Local law enforcement agencies have been gearing up for crowd control with the backing of Homeland Security ever since 9/11. SBPD was funded for about a million dollars including the Bearcat, riot gear, and automatic weapons. They have been practicing with it and probably have been anticipating occasions on which to put it into use. Much of this escalation came on the heels of the Occupy movements which were staged in response to the bank bailouts. Police departments have also been receiving large donations from Wall Street banks. I will let you read between the lines.
2. Isla Vista has been increasingly becoming a party destination. This is evidenced in the increasing percentage of the resident population that are attending SBCC rather than UCSB. There is a significant contingent of so called students that are living there for the sole purpose of partying. This population, with the facilitation of social networking technology, is able to dramatically amplify the problem by calling on large networks of friends from out of the area to come join the party.
Parents need to check themselves. Is your kid in college to get an education? Really? Are your politics supporting the expanding powers of a totalitarian police state? In particular, please question the economic basis for your politics, i.e., do you have assets that may lose value if Wall Street loses control of the government?
Posted on April 7 at 5:17 p.m.
Ken sounds like the most reasonable voice in all of this. I'd support him from the stodgy old conservative side. If the students recognized someone was looking out for them I bet they would come out and vote.
here's an opportunity.
On Deltopia Party Devolves Into Isla Vista Riot
Posted on April 7 at 5 p.m.
In a related story.
It raises the question of who is ultimately paying for the party.
Posted on April 7 at 4:55 p.m.
The Mayor would be a person elected by the local residents to whom the local law enforcement would report. Without a Mayor there can be no civility.
Posted on April 7 at 4:40 p.m.
Pardall just enlightened me...
Oxford's St. Scholastica Riot, 10 Feb 1355, lasted 2 days and left 93 dead.
The Chancellor and the Mayor need to come together. Who is the Mayor of IV?
Posted on April 7 at 1:35 p.m.
SBCC has a website advertising IV housing:http://www.sbcc.edu/housing/listings.phpIt's a party vacation industry.
Posted on April 7 at 1:22 p.m.
Here's an idea to cut down on the douchebags in IV:
SBCC could stop importing students from out of town. A large percentage of IV residents are SBCC students. These people are here only to party. If you don't get into college you should go to your home town CC. If you simply must come to SB to attend CC then you should live near it. If you come to live in IV and attend SBCC, then you are on a very expensive party vacation that your parents pay for to get you out of the house. Reducing this population might put a dent in the problem. It would have to be addressed through SBCC admissions.
Posted on April 7 at 2:17 a.m.
"Deltard" now that's funny.It's also funny that the UC president is the former secretary of homeland security, the same folks that spent a million dollars to outfit the SBPD with serious hardware.Chicago has some points, but the approach is all wrong. Rioting will only validate the police. And it's not capitalism we're dealing with, it's cronyism.Good luck with communism though, maybe Putin will come to the rescue.
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