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Posted on August 14 at 12:42 a.m.
That was definitely SBPD Officer Kasi Beutel in the video. The names of all officers involved should be released by the Indy, if they have them. I can't believe how the man who was probably a sheriff's deputy yelled at the woman who it seems worked for the victim. All I can say is WOW.
On Tased and Confused
Posted on July 31 at 6:48 p.m.
I also wonder if she was driving under the influence.
On Paula Lopez Arrested
Posted on July 23 at 7:52 a.m.
I would also love a community pool in Goleta. Great idea! A skate park would also be good, but I prefer a pool. The ice skating rink isn't as appealing though.
On A Community Pool in Goleta
Posted on June 22 at 5:04 p.m.
DonR, I am sorry for your loss. It must be incredibly painful to lose a child. We may not agree on some points but I commend you for doing what you think is right. In the end I think most people fight for what they think is right and fair. We may not always agree on what is right and fair but in your situation I understand why you take the position you do. Peace.
On Stop the Impound Madness
Posted on June 22 at 9:54 a.m.
Botany, and most people here are referring to unlicensed drivers as one group. In reality, and legally, there are two groups. One is unlicensed (never issued a license or license expired). Two is suspended or revoked license (due to DUI, wreckless driving, etc.)AB 353 only applies to unlicensed drivers, if you are driving on a suspended license you will still have your car impounded even at checkpoints. There are separate vehicle codes and consequences for driving without a license and for driving on a suspended license. The study that was quoted above, I think called unlicensed to kill, misconstrues the facts because it combines data from people driving without a license and people driving on a suspended license (two distinct groups) and calls them both "unlicensed". But yes, I do believe it would be safer if everyone living in California could apply for a driver's license. And yes, I believe people people driving on a suspended license should have their car impounded. Their license was suspended for safety reasons. Immigrants are no longer eligible for licenses in California due to xenophobia. Big difference.
Posted on June 22 at 1:12 a.m.
There are so many many untruths in the comments I don't even know where to start.1. Unlicensed drivers can, and most do, get car insurance2. AB 353 prohibits car impoundment for unlicensed driving only at checkpoints. This is because police departments throughout California were found to be conducting checkpoints in areas with high immigrant populations in order to increase revenue, as opposed to stopping drunk driving. The bill was passed to discourage this practice.3. The study which stares unlicensed drivers cause more collisions is correct. The data is based on unlicensed drivers, not " illegal alien" drivers. It includes people who have had their licenses suspended for DUI or wreckless driving as well as youth who have not yet been issued a license. Of course they found higher collision rates among that group. 4. If the person who killed DonR's son had temporary protected status, he had permission to be in the US and was fully documented. He was eligible for a driver's license.
Posted on May 6 at 9:27 p.m.
We voted against a new jail and Sheriff Brown keeps pushing for it anyways. The county cannot afford the 17 million a year to operate a new jail. A better option would be to run the jail we have now better and to increase alternative sentencing and rehabilitation. Of course that would not allow the sheriff to have his name on a building.
On Sergeant Sandra Brown Looks to Unseat Sheriff Bill Brown
Posted on April 19 at 8:18 a.m.
Yes, and sword fights and beatings by cops are not part of our legal system. FYI.
On DA Dismisses DUI Case Against Tony Denunzio
Posted on April 19 at 7:34 a.m.
Draxor, your last post is disturbing. It should be deleted. Genis is doing his job and doing it well. Wishing someone harm is unacceptable. You may not agree with the decisions of the jury, the judge, and the DA, but remember that Genis was not the one who made any of those decisions. I hope you can find peace, not just for you, but for the well-being of our society.
Posted on April 5 at 9 p.m.
Something seems strange about all the men having shaved heads. Not one of them is from Santa Barbara. If police work is becoming such a competitive field they should be able to find local people who will be more invested in the community. It also would make more sense to hire people who are very familiar with the street names since they need to get to locations fast. Next time the sbpd should consider hiring locally.
On Seven New Officers Join SBPD's Ranks
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