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Posted on December 28 at 9:47 p.m.

re: the Globetrotter's being laid out for 30-minutes on Haley at Santa Barbara Streets during December '83.

As I recall involved officer's screwed up on the ID received relative to black robbery suspects, i.e., suspects were shorter and the Globetrotter's didn't match other reported physical characteristics. I think the cops didn't take the physical ID into consideration when they were stopped.

I don't think the Globetrotter was a racial issue as much as it was a mistake by the cops. Cops get the ID of 2-3 black male suspects in an incident and they then see 2-3 black males in a taxi and I believe there was a rush to judgement. Likely difficult to see the full physical features of each person seated in the car. There were other circumstances that contributed to the cops to stopping the taxi.

Don't believe the Globetrotter issue was as much a racial issue as the Globetrotter's whined about. Multi-million dollar lawsuit was settled for $75,000. Pure and simple I believe the cops screwed up, they didn't stop the taxi with the Globetrotter's only because they were black but because black suspects were involved in a reported $400,000 robbery of a local jewelery store.

Again, taking all the circumstances at the time into consideration, the $75k was paid for a (mistake) made by the cops. The Globetrotter's were not stopped simply because they were black. I believe confirmation of this is the settlement amount versus the millions of dollars they hoped to receive.

On Police Prejudiced Against 'Blacks and Browns'?

Posted on December 12 at 7:54 p.m.

Does anyone know where Pastor Moore resided before moving to Santa Barbara? Just curious.

On Vigil and March for Eric Garner

Posted on December 10 at 5:46 p.m.

pastor Moore - I'd like to hear more about the officer that allegedly followed you from an ATM to your office. Was he on foot, patrol car, bike or motorcycle? What is it you refer when you report " - it did not get better." SBPD or SBSO?

Did you note the officer's name or ask why you were "followed?"

On Vigil and March for Eric Garner

Posted on December 3 at 6:48 a.m.

Cindy Gonzalez - You have absolutely no class. Not clear to me in this article if you made the following statement or used a 7-year-old relative to declare Roman is a "nice and caring" Uncle. Were you taught at home or have you learned at Berkeley that "nice and caring" people plead guilty to attempted murder? What part of his admission attempting to kill someone don't you understand? Roman should have remained in Mexico when given the chance! Now, American taxpayers will have to house and feed this criminal illegal alien for the rest of his sorry life!

No doubt the extent of the wound your Uncle inflicted on another inmate is an issue but it does not mean that he did not intend to kill the inmate. If a perosn were to shoot at you with a gun intending to kill you; and miss, does not eliminate the crime committed. Get off you racist soapbox or return to where you came from!

PS: How much is your education at Berkeley costing taxpayers?

On Danger to Society or Victim of Injustice?

Posted on December 2 at 8:20 p.m.

loon - Nothing funny about the possible lack of professionalism and pride in a police agency. I mention the lack of a tie being worn by the officer in court as IMO professionalism with police starts with how they look and present themselves. Again, IMO, if a person (detective) that should be well versed with a specific case, it doesn't speak well of them if they are unable to recall major issues related to the case.

If Wadford was using or under the influence of legal/illegal drugs I suspect it could impact on his ability to have committed this crime or possibly be one of the reasons he committed the crime. Could help in determining guilt or innocence and sentencing, if convicted.

On Police Detail Domestic Abuse and Angela Laskey's Murder

Posted on December 2 at 3:25 p.m.

Just a couple observations: Officer Beltran testifying in a class-A uniform. Where is his tie? IMO a little too informal for court. Where is your pride (and that of the SBPD) in how you present yourself in a formal court situation. I would think one of the critical issues in a case such as this might be whether or not Wadford was or was not using or under the influence of any legal/illegal drugs. Why was Detective Bedolla not prepared to answer this critical question?

On Police Detail Domestic Abuse and Angela Laskey's Murder

Posted on November 15 at 6:12 a.m.

Rat-face little moron. For the rest of your life, due to your stupidity, no more home made tortillas, pintos, chili, salsa, chorizo, menudo; and whatever else you enjoyed as a free person. Life in prison, maybe you can take classes to get you past the 6th grade. Then again, you're too tough, right. What true wanna-be gangster would want an education. Either way it's too late for you.

On Macias Sentenced to Life Without Parole

Posted on November 11 at 3 p.m.

Incompetent fool in the White House not listening to his military experts and is traveling down the same trail we took to Vietnam. In the end, there will be many dead and wounded, again; and we will then leave. Again, nothing gained and nothing accomplished. Proud to be an infidel!

On Simple End to ISIS

Posted on November 9 at 5:36 p.m.

Know of at least one family member overdosed at a local hospital due to a reportedly terminal illness. Don't believe this activity is not occurring!

On Dying with Dignity in Santa Barbara

Posted on October 29 at 10:42 a.m.

loon - your life is not ruined and you are not bitter. What remains is that you are simply an a-hole!

On Ventura Sheriff's Deputy Hit and Killed During Traffic Stop

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