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Posted on June 12 at 8:57 a.m.
It appears Bergdahl, at a minimum was AWOL from his post, possibly a deserter; and is reported as a "traitor" by other men in his platoon that are aware of the circumstances of his "disappearance." Bergdahl also possibly collaborated with the enemy.
I will accept the word of platoon members 100% regarding Bergdahl before accepting anything Obama, Defense Secretary Hagel or anyone else in the Obama administration reports. Obama has absolutely no credibility and is a known and documented liar as are several members of Obama's staff. Since Bergdahl reportedly walked away from his post he should not be granted POW status.
If Bergdahl wants to take a position relative to his observation's and belief developed in Afghanistan he should have waited until discharged and then returned to kiss the ass of the Taliban.
Bergdahl "volunteered" and enlisted in the Army and is bound by the Uniform Code Of Military Justice. If convicted of the major reported violations I hope the death penalty is imposed!
On Bowe Bergdahl Was Right to Walk Away
Posted on June 10 at 6:14 p.m.
Entering the marina without authorization is merely an "infraction?" I didn't read anyone was acting in a hostile manner against any officer. Again, why the threat by the officer to use the taser for a citeable offense?
Stepping onto someone's boat could constitute a felony, but, I believe (intent) to commit a theft or any other felony would have to be proven and it doesn't appear, based on the minimal facts identified, any officer would be able to prove intent as required for felony burglary.
I will (jokingly) guess it is not in an officer's "DNA" to just watch a subject they have contacted on a call of this type run away from them without chasing them down. Unless unidentified facts warranted, if Denunzio was identified before he ran, why not just let him run and follow-up the investigation with a request for an arrest warrant? Not so much a "DNA" issue as a serious issue related to officer training and discipline. I will guess adrenaline kicks into high gear during a foot/vehicle pursuit which I suspect is a reason that often leads to suspects getting their ass kicked once apprehended. Again, likely due to a lack of discipline on the part of the officer unless the suspect is combative.
I don't condone Denunzio's activity and I definitely don't care to see any of our officers injured. But, until additional facts are reported, it might have been better to just let Denunzio run. I suspect the injuries suffered by the officer will be considered at sentencing if Denunzio is convicted of any violation, i.e., misdemeanor delaying/obstructing an officer in the performance of their duties.
On Cops Arrest Denunzio Again
Posted on June 10 at 11:50 a.m.
California addresses the responsibilities of bar owners and operators in the California Business and Professions Code sections 25602 and 25602.1.
According to 25602:
“(a) Every person who sells, furnishes, gives, or causes to be sold, furnished, or given away, any alcoholic beverage to any habitual or common drunkard or to any obviously intoxicated person is guilty of a misdemeanor.
(b) No person who sells, furnishes, gives, or causes to be sold, furnished, or given away, any alcoholic beverage pursuant to subdivision (a) of this section shall be civilly liable to any injured person or the estate of such person for injuries inflicted on that person as a result of intoxication by the consumer of such alcoholic beverage.”
Section 25602.1 carves out an exception to 25602, however, allowing liability against individuals who give alcohol to minors if the minor then causes injury or death as a result of being intoxicated.
The Responsibility of the Bartender:
While serving alcohol to an intoxicated person is a misdemeanor that can subject the offender to criminal charges, California law is unique in that it shields the bartender or bar owner from civil liability. This is a departure from the majority law in the United States related to bartender/bar-owner liability. In fact, according to Law.com, in 38 states, a business that sells alcoholic drinks or a host who serves alcohol to an intoxicated person can be held strictly liable for injuries caused by the drunken individual. In other words, if a bartender gives alcohol to an intoxicated individual and that person drives home and injures someone along the way, the bar can be held responsible.
Because California has prohibited imposing this type of liability, those who choose to serve alcohol to someone who is drunk will face only criminal consequences and will escape the obligation to pay financial damages to those injured or to the loved ones of those killed in an accident. California’s law has, therefore, removed an important deterrent to people from serving alcohol to those who are obviously drunk.
So, it appears all parties involved in the serving/consumption of alcohol can be held accountable for the actions.
Posted on June 10 at 9:02 a.m.
DeNunzio is going to be charged with (felony) resisting arrest? Who arrested DeNunzio and what was the charge(s) for which he was arrested prior to the time he ran? Do Harbor Patrol Officer's have powers of arrest and was either brother advised they were under arrest for public intoxication (or any other violation) before Tony ran?
All I read is that the brothers were reportedly "prowling" (a misdemeanor) and contacted by Harbor Patrol Officers. Under current law I don't believe an officer can arrest a person they believe committed a misdemeanor if the officer(s) did not observe the reported act. A "citizens arrest" by the reporting/complaining party would be required for officers to take either brother into custody for a misdemeanor offense not committed in the officer's presence.
Did the Harbor Patrol Officer know DeNunzio and was he aware of Tony DeNunzio's history with law enforcement? Why did the Harbor Patrol Officer threaten use of their taser? I can see where DeNunzio would get anxious after having his ass kicked and taser used needlessly on him in a previous encounter. Wouldn't the officers more appropriate response to Tony's (or any other citizens) question regarding the taser have been "weapons are used only when necessary" or something similar and non-threatening?
Running is likely resisting and while not condoning DeNunzio's activity I can see where this case might also have its problems.
Posted on May 23 at 8:34 p.m.
Not much class exhibited by Mike McGrew in announcing the POA's decision to endorse Wolf. I would think more respect would have been shown to Aceves since he is a retired PD officer. At a minimum, a quick phone call to advise Aceves of the POA decision would have sufficed. Then again, maybe McGrew doesn't have the cajones to face Aceves or advise him of what could be perceived as bad news. You are a real piece of work McGrew!
On City Cops Endorse Wolf
Posted on May 20 at 2:46 p.m.
Run Forest, run!
On Suspect on the Run in I.V.
Posted on May 2 at 8:12 a.m.
On Craig Rudholm's Redemption
Posted on April 24 at 10:02 a.m.
"The number of gang related deaths per year fluctuates from year to year. In larger cities, it is estimated that between 1,000 to 1,300 gang related deaths occur per year. In the whole United States, it is estimated that an average of 10,000 people die per year due to gang related death."
Gangs are like a cancer. Eliminate the cancer and hopefully we can minimize the number of deaths and havoc caused by the gang/cancer.
On Gang Wars Hit City Hall
Posted on April 19 at 8:08 a.m.
Beachgirl77 - As I said, funds should not be expended to make the county jail look like a tourist attraction, "Mission style" as you state. I agree, the jail is filled with what would be considered "minor violators." Who do you know that has been arrested for asking a cop "WTF are you stopping me here on the sidewalk" or "don't have proof of residence ID?" I don't know of any code that would warrant such arrest(s) and I suspect they are simply a figment of your imagination. As the 'ol saying goes, if you don't want to do the time - forget about doing anything that is a violation of law. Don't commit any infraction, misdemeanor or felony and you won't have the possibility of ending up in any jail. Don't whine about people you believe are being mistreated, step up and take steps necessary to change what you perceive is wrong.
The way I read your rant it is my opinion you are likely in need of some of the treatment that could be provided if some or all of the $80 million were spent, as you suggest, on mental health facilities.
When you mention "California Custody workers" I suspect you mean Corrections Officers. You are wrong in stating SBCO Jail is the "worst jail in the state." An article in "The Economist," May 19, 2012 identifies the Los Angeles County Men's Central Jail as the worst county jail in our state. Their report is two years old and our county jail may not be the best to live in but I have never heard that SBCO Jail was the worst in our state. Where do you get your facts? Please cite the report that shows SBCO Jail has the "highest inmate death rate in the 11 western states."
Of "America's 10 Worst Prisons" cited in Wikipedia the only prison listed in CA is Pelican Bay (#6). Do you know there is a difference between a prison and a county jail?
You might want to review a Bureau of Statistics Special Report (2005), Suicide & Homicide in State Prisons and local jails. Or, for the most recent data on inmate deaths check http://www.ojp.usdoj./gov/bjs/glance/.... I did a brief review of this material and find nothing to support your statement relative to the death rate. No doubt there are other studies/reports but I have not taken the time to research them. Please cite the reports that substantiate you comments about the death rate in the SBCO Jail.
On Big Plans for the Big House
Posted on April 17 at 1:19 p.m.
It's a jail, not a tourist attraction!
Before a person makes it to this jail they likely would have made use of all the rehab, half-way house(s) and soul searching facilities available to those convicted of crime. They didn't take advantage of the "redemption and revitalization" opportunities and is likely why they are sent to jai/prison. So, why go to the unnecessary expense in an attempt at style? Why not build a large tent area to immediately move & house any group that creates a problem, might be a way to keep everyone in line. Anyone in a group that screws up the entire group gets moved into tents! Style is not needed and is an unnecessary expense in constructing a jail facility.