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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

Posted on October 29 at 8:23 a.m.

loon - Who, other than yourself, ruined your life? You are a bitter a-hole!

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

Posted on October 20 at 3:58 p.m.

bimboteskie - My statement is not intended to fault the cops and I could care less about damage to the suspects car. Deputies apparently recognized the Jeep from an earlier pursuit involving a suspect with a knife. It's obvious the suspects have no regard for their safety or the safety of others based on the suspects driving during the pursuit.

I would wait a reasonable period of time before rushing the car and putting the officers safety at risk again. One of the main reasons is exactly as you state " How long do you want t let them fiddle around in the car while they are high and out of their minds, not knowing what the have in their after a high speed pursuit?" Deputies have absolutely no knowledge of what is in the car, i.e., weapons!

I would think there are other ways in which to flush these suspects from their (immobilized) car and minimizing additional risk to the deputies. What if the suspects were armed (with handguns), the car was rushed; the suspects began shooting and one or more officers were wounded or killed? The scene was secure, apparently contained; and it doesn't appear the suspects were going anywhere once the pursuit terminated.

Depending on circumstances I would take as much time as necessary. What's the rush? I don't believe there were any "innocent subjects" in the car that were in any danger, just the suspects. If, by chance, an innocent person(s) were in the car more reason not to rush the car.

On Three Arrested After High Speed Chase and Crash

Posted on October 19 at 7:33 a.m.

I liked reading everything related to these arrests except when I read "Law enforcement personnel broke several windows out of the vehicle and forcibly removed all three suspects."

No doubt adrenaline of involved officers is pumping hard due to the pursuit, but, by approaching the car and reacting in this manner law enforcement personnel are subjecting themselves to additional risk. Maybe they tried to talk the suspects out of the car, I don't know as all the facts are not cited. If the suspects refused verbal commands to exit I suspect there is some sort of munition/gas that could have been used to force the suspects out of the car. My concern is the safety of the officers. Was a safer option available, i.e., sit on the car and wait for the suspects to exit or force them out without approaching the car? What if the suspects were (all) armed?

On Three Arrested After High Speed Chase and Crash

Posted on September 17 at 9:32 a.m.

SBPD officers clearly lack discipline and well rounded, experienced officers in staff (leadership) positions. Being an officer for 5, 10, 20 years makes them eligible to take a promotional exam but in no way verifies they have the training, knowledge or experience in the law enforcement profession that qualifies them for positions of leadership, i.e., Sgt., Lt., Capt., Chief. Competent patrol officers should be learning from well trained and experienced training officers and supervisors. It appears the Peter Principle is alive and well in this department.

On City Settles Excessive Force Cases for $170,000

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