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Posted on June 13 at 4:01 p.m.
Nicely written and informative article by CM, thanks for the backstory and knitting it together. I am looking forward to a followup when they release more information.
On Gangbuster or Gangbanger?
Posted on May 31 at 12:31 p.m.
Look for Peter Sperling also, and probably other Apollo corporate names - Sperling son of U of Phoenix founder gave Das $25,000 in just one local race a few years back. I also see him with $3,900 ones recently.
If you want to really have fun check out how much money Apollo has been spending because DoJ and others have been looking at them closer due to the extraordinary high defaults on federal student loans, and their recruiting tactics. Hopefully this bill will be like a Phoenix and burn up before Das pushes it through. You have to wonder how Das with his "education credentials" has as his big donor a guy whose money comes from a "University" that has paid around 90 million dollars in fines from the government in the 12 years or so...
On Williams Defends Controversial Bill
Posted on May 31 at 11:06 a.m.
Das is doing this for one reason, surprised the Independent didn't ask about that. Apollo Group aka University of Phoenix aka Das's biggest contributors. There will be something for them in this you can pretty much guarantee, also worth noting SacBee to the Press Enterprise and lots of papers in between saying this is a bad idea.
Posted on May 31 at 9 a.m.
I wasn't suggesting you buy the daily from she "who must not be spoken of" and her winged monkey Nipper. However Edhat, Santa Maria Times, Lompoc Record, KEYT, KSBY and KCOY/KKFX covered it on their sites.
On Man Threatens Vandenberg Base Guards
Posted on May 31 at 8:18 a.m.
Actually it was reported fairly wide among local media last Friday when it happened. The Indy is just getting to it now, if this is your only forum for local news maybe that's why you are just hearing it a week later. I'm not bashing the Indy they cover a lot of things great and quickly but you miss a lot relying on just one source.
Posted on May 16 at 12:28 p.m.
I do question the use though of if someone is in prison or going for a extended period why place them on the list and spend money defending the right to list those individuals at this time. That seems to be misguided especially considering the same restriction could be added as a probation term at release.
On Heated Debate Over Gang Injunction
Posted on May 16 at 12:20 p.m.
Ken I realize you like to fall back on reactionary rhetoric in many responses but most of your comments are usually rooted in some sensible points.
Your analogy doesn't really makes sense however since the people named in the injunction have through their own actions which seems to be felonies incorporating violence put them on the list. The TSA restrictions impact everyone who chooses to travel. Apple vs Oranges and all that...
Does society have a right to place some restrictions on people who commit sexual crimes against children? If so why not a gang member with a history of violent felonies? At least the gang member can eventually get off the list if they don't continue to be a a@#$%&e at some point the ways its designed.
Posted on May 16 at 10:30 a.m.
So its okay to have a sex offender database, and keep them away from schools and places where children congregate even after they finish their prison terms but it is not okay for violent gang members living in neighborhoods?
Correct me if I'm wrong but to "earn" a spot on the list you have to have committed multiple felonies with a pattern of behavior correct?
And John_Adams since the citys own numbers say they have a $267,000,000.00 unfunded pension problem I don't think the money spent on this would solve it.
Posted on May 14 at 11:45 p.m.
So the drunk gang members were guilty of a hate crime in his murder also odd that didn't come out at the trial or reporting on it? The two victims the story refers to above wonder if they fit your convenient theory. Back to the question though a injunction may have saved his life since some of the people who killed him (and injured the two victims in the above story) are on the injunction list, does that make any difference to you?
On Two Gang Members Plead Guilty to Eastside Attacks
Posted on May 14 at 11:29 p.m.
Ken it might have saved the life of George Ied, is that unimportant to you?