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Posted on August 14 at 11:12 a.m.

I was there shortly after the incident, so i saw no action. What baffled me is when I got on the scene was why a visibly majorly injured man was laying on the ground in a pool of blood with cuffs on. They let him lay there for what seemed like a long time, when i witnessed the police walk the other guy into the Mercado area, sit him down and interview him on the other side of the food booth away from the back of the restaurant. We were trying to guess what happened, who may have been at fault. We left thinking that the guy bleeding must have clearly done something big in front of witnesses in order for the police to be confident to let him just lay there in his own pool of blood. The other guy was unscathed, but visibly upset and aggressive in his manor. Without details, its hard to tell. I think there was tons of witnesses, and I believe he may have a valid case if he can get someone to testify on his behalf. Police officers have a hard duty during fiesta, and usually use zero tolerance. This was near the end of the night and most people had left the plaza, so it was not a packed fiesta riot atmosphere by any means..

On Tased and Confused

Posted on August 8 at 11:07 a.m.

Planning the event? How much planning is needed?.. Bikes ride from dolphin fountain up State Street at noon fiesta sunday.. planning done.

On Fiesta Cruisers in the Crosshairs

Posted on August 3 at 3:11 p.m.

Tasha will also be participating in the Fiesta Cruiser ride on Sunday. So get out your bikes and come hang with Tasha noon at the dolphin fountain !!

On Tasha Reign’s Spearmint Rhino Tour Continues in Santa Barbara, August 1 - 3

Posted on July 3 at 8:21 a.m.

Is this the same Genis that posts comments on here?

On Attorney Found in Contempt of Court

Posted on July 3 at 7:53 a.m.

I think the people worried about the dangers of second hand smoke are off their rocker, and trash into the ocean? The worst counter argument ever! I think its just disgusting, ruins people's lives...and in my analogy, it would be like going down to the ocean on a nice day and smelling the ocean breeze and fresh air, then sitting on a bench next to a pile of doggy doo.. College is like high school, a place where people smoke because it seems cool. Replace those cigarette areas with areas for kids that want "to get medicated" on some herbal goodness.

On City College Bans Smoking

Posted on June 18 at 4:14 p.m.

@Byrd I am not advocating skating on Skate Street.. i walk and give pedestrians the right of way.. my comment was talking about the heap of art that is creating problems.. if it was something worth skating on I would have a whole slew of skate buddies clearing out the riff raff bums so we could skate it.. btw.. I haven't met a fat guy that can handle my right hook to the face. now get out and jog!! I skate, work and respect the walking public foremost (i too enjoy walking without a skater running me over, but its really rare that it happens where i feel in danger, if so I will tell them skater to skater).

On Cops Take Aim at Public Art Piece

Posted on June 18 at 3:53 p.m.

Ken, thanks someone agrees with me. you are right, come to think of it, i would hate to see this create precedents, whereas future cabs would lock people in and make people sign release forms if they prepay. I think the number of bars would not make a difference. and BTW, my stance on pot is that it should be legal, but for arguments sake, my buddy was high off his arse and backed over my roommates foot (broke 2 toes) and backed into our garage door causing extensive damage.. I am for personal responsibility and stricter limits for tort litigation.

On Taxi Company Sued for Passenger's Death

Posted on June 18 at 1:21 p.m.

I may agree the that cab company should not be responsible, but there may be a case here. They were prepaid and agreed to take him there, under the knowledge that he was intoxicated. Also even though they have no control over someone wanting to get out of the cab to puke, they may have made better choices. Bergstein will have a hard time trying to explain why the cab was even at De La Vina & Carrillo if the destination was 517 E Cota (talk about taking the long route; State to Constance to Anacapa to Cota is the logical way) Furthermore, the freeway is obviously dangerous, but leaving a client to his own drunken defenses at the intersection that is ranked #1 city-wide for pedestrian related crashes, may not have been the smartest either; granted out of the way. De La Vina is well known for it's crash record, so Bergstein can not claim "..on the safe streets of downtown Santa Barbara.” in this case, but to his comparison credit, walking on the freeway for sober people is not safe. Who knows, maybe the real story is that he convinced the driver to stop by Mel's Lounge first for some reason, and they are just backpeddling on their negligence (by agreeing instead to drive to another bar)

On Taxi Company Sued for Passenger's Death

Posted on June 18 at 1:14 p.m.

I may agree the that cab company should not be responsible, but there may be a case here. They were prepaid and agreed to take him there, under the knowledge that he was intoxicated. Also even though they have no control over someone wanting to get out of the cab to puke, they may have made better choices. Bergstein will have a hard time trying to explain why the cab was even at De La Vina & Carrillo if the destination was 517 E Cota (talk about taking the long route; State to Constance to Anacapa to Cota is the logical way) Furthermore, the freeway is obviously dangerous, but leaving a client to his own drunken defenses at the intersection that is ranked in the top ten for the highest crashes city-wide, may not have been the smartest either; granted out of the way. De La Vina is well known for it's crash record, so Bergstein can not claim "..on the safe streets of downtown Santa Barbara.” in this case, but to his comparison credit, walking on the freeway for sober people is not safe. Who knows, maybe the real story is that he convinced the driver to stop by Mel's Lounge first for some reason, and they are just backpeddling on their negligence (by agreeing instead to drive to another bar)

On Taxi Company Sued for Passenger's Death

Posted on June 11 at 3:48 p.m.

Out of the box thinking may be better.. How about that Open Container laws don't apply north of Sueno Rd., and thus a huge paradigm shift of where people choose to party in Isla Vista. Sure people will still party on DP, my guess you will see an impact or reduction in cliff falls during larger crowd weekends (halloween, floatopia etc)

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