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Posted on January 21 at 8:26 a.m.
Adonis - "But I have zero expertise on the gray zone (?) between routine reporting of arrests and press conferences. Anyone care to shed light on this legal point?"
I'm no legal expert but I believe arrests by police and photos of those arrested can be distributed to the general public without any problems. I suspect a problem arises if police report a person being arrested, convicted of a crime or a member of a gang if neither are true.
It will be interesting to learn how much of a negative impact being identified as an "associate" of a "gang member" will have on the "associate." There are many variables that could come into play. We will just have to wait and see what the "ambulance chaser" identifies in his filing(s) regarding the (negative) impact on a person incorrectly identified as an "associate."
What value could or should be attached to a person incorrectly identified by police of being an "associate" of known gang members?
On Operation Falling Dawn Defendants File Slander Claim Against City, Police
Posted on January 19 at 1:49 p.m.
Taking out a "suspected militant" half-way across the world works for me! What are Americans or any other innocent person(s) identified as when a "suspected militant" straps a bomb to their ass and kills themselves along with many innocent civilians. We are "infidels." That is all these "suspected militant" animals need to know to justify killing us. This wimpy lying president will get many people killed before he's done if he doesn't get his head out of his rear end.
Posted on January 18 at 5:59 p.m.
Posted on January 18 at 7:38 a.m.
This attorney qualifies to be on the staff of Obama's DOJ civil rights division. Strikes me as a community organizer, in this case looking for clients with issues that a city, such as ours, will find it less costly to settle than proceed through a civil trial. A true ambulance chaser. I'm sure we will all agree even a "dirt bag" is entitled to representation. I surely hope the PD did their homework and double-checked the "suspects" they identified on their board. Given the apparent lack of leadership at the department I won't hold my breath waiting for positive results. A review of the PD presentation must have proceeded straight up the chain of command from detective to chief before it was presented. (If) people were improperly posted on their gang board how did these persons get by reportedly knowledgeable, competent & experienced police personnel? In the end, the city will likely fold, pay taxpayer dollars to some of these clowns and the attorney will load his share into his "ambulance" and drive to the next city with an issue.
Posted on January 17 at 9:43 p.m.
Is the anagram for PODER prophetic or what? "Doper." If the shoe fits.
Posted on January 16 at 5:15 p.m.
Can't help but wonder how many pharmacies/pharmacists were involved in dispensing these "prescribed" medications? Not too much of a concern if many different pharmacies/pharmacists were used by Diaz' patients. But, if only a few were repeatedly used, shouldn't the volume of drugs being prescribed have drawn some suspicion?
On Dr. Julio 'Candyman' Diaz Pleads Guilty
Posted on January 11 at 12:42 p.m.
denise - As to the time involved I indicated it was "approximate" as I don't know the exact time element involved. Please correct what you believe is in error and enlighten us. If you know, how much time passed from first contact with the barricaded suspect before tear gas was used? I wasn't making any assumptions, I was making a statement with questions based on what I read. My opinion and point is that it (appears) more time could have been taken to talk the suspect out of the apartment. Why the rush to fire a tear gas round (if it could have caused a fire), or even if fire was not possible using this projectile? It doesn't appear the suspect was going anywhere as the immediate area was secured. Again, because the area was secured and no other persons appeared in jeopardy could more time have spent trying to talk the suspect out of the apartment, if you know? It appears the PD knew the suspects "violent history," why put any officer's or the suspect in a position to be injured/killed (if) more time could have been spent in an attempt to talk the suspect out? What part of the article(s) should I read again that will indicate my thoughts & concerns are not justified?
On Bath Street Standoff Ends Relatively Peacefully
Posted on January 10 at 12:16 p.m.
Monday morning quarterback time: Were the utilities shut off shortly after it was determined the suspect was "barricaded?" If not, why not? The apartment/suspect was breached approximately five hours after the incident began and the suspect was reportedly armed. It appears the PD knew this suspect has a violent history Why not wait longer? The suspect was isolated and as I understand neighbors or other persons were not in any danger. Could the tear gas round that was fired into the apartment create a fire? What is the purpose of the "hostage negotiator" if not to try and talk a suspect(s) out of an incident such as this. As long as the suspect is talking, no one, suspect or police, are likely to be injured. Rush an armed suspect and all hell can break loose. I'd appreciate hearing the reason(s) police acted so quickly. Again, in my opinion, it doesn't appear much time/effort was used to talk the suspect out or wait him out from the start of this incident. Glad to see if successful conclusion to this operation.
Posted on December 23 at 7:18 p.m.
Hopefully the Officer will be able to get past this issue without any problems and enjoy a great career to retirement. But, from what I hear, it might be a good idea to remind them not to look for (or trust) internal support from SBPD or Risk Management personnel. In the event there are future issues for the officer it is my understanding they will be seen by city personnel as a liability, a "number." The "number" translates to dollars and the City will likely try to minimize their liability in any manner they can. Document, copy and record everything. A couple sources have indicated it is in the best interest of the involved Officer to trust no one within the City hierarchy to assist them, especially if this were to become a retirement issue.
On Fatal Police Shooting Deemed 'Justifiable Homicide'
Posted on December 19 at 8:37 a.m.
Is a license plate affixed to the front of the car in the photo?
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