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Posted on October 7 at 10:13 p.m.
Not too easy to drive anything with your hands in handcuffs behind you! Unfortunately, I believe this might become an issue.
On Details Released On Officer-Involved Shooting
Posted on October 5 at 8:03 p.m.
Why don't the SBPD detectives do (their) job. It appears the license plate was checked via DMV but not clear in this article (who) identified the Carpenters union as the vehicle owner.
I don't believe it is the DA's job to conduct the initial investigation that could identify the RO/LO. Why don't PD detective's contact the Carpenters union in an attempt to determine the ID of the person driving this car? It doesn't appear there is any evidence at this time to charge any person(s) of a crime so why refer the case to the DA?
Does Sgt. Harwood not believe they have a viable lead with information received relative to the license plate? Why "deactivate" this case when there is an obvious & relevant lead that could subsequently ID the person(s) involved?
Does Sgt. Harwood have any investigations experience. Reason to be concerned with the continued direction of the PD if they have a Sergeant that does not appear to know basic investigation techniques!
On Shame on Labor Union?
Posted on September 26 at 10:06 a.m.
Medical care in Santa Barbara is a joke, period!
Led by ego driven incompetent physicians, especially some in the OB-GYN field, but medical incompetence in this town isn't restricted to this specialty.
Learned of a person discharged from Cottage, sent to Mission Terrace and on admission diagnosed with pneumonia. They were returned to ER. I believe the more people discuss these facilities it is very possible more information will be learned, good and bad.
On Sex Abuse Cover-up At Cottage Hospital?
Posted on September 24 at 1:02 p.m.
My point is how the members of the (police) organization perform their job will determine how the citizens they serve perceive the organization.
Too much concern about the term, "paramilitary." Once again, why is this term perceived as a problem for the law enforcement community?
On Cops Union Weighs In on Council Race
Posted on September 24 at 10:47 a.m.
Police agencies, for the most part, have always been considered "para military." I don't see how this can be perceived as a problem.
Loss of credibility and support. I believe these are the reasons the general public (do not) vote for candidates endorsed by the SB Police Association. The improper actions of some officer's (excessive force, etc.) and lack of disciplinary action against these officer's, when justified, leaves the public with a negative view of the entire department.
Posted on September 19 at 7:07 p.m.
It appears I misread the article believing Herrada was arrested early summer. I believe the person referred to in the article is Ray Macias, eastside program coordinator for La Palabra. My apologies.
On J.P. Herrada Talks Gang Intervention
Posted on September 19 at 12:20 p.m.
I seriously doubt J.P. Herrada is a "nemesis" to police. Herrada appears to be a loud mouth attention seeking "ex-con" that is no more than a pain in the ass. Donors might want to pay special attention to your statement in the article identifying Herrada as " A gifted gabber who can charm money from the pockets of philanthropists -" Where is the money going and how has it been spent? Beware of community organizers!
Any evidence Herrada is "curbing violence" or that he has mediated (any) "gang conflicts?" Herrada is using the media (now) for use in the future. Interesting he now chooses to stop by the offices of the Independent to discuss all his self-identified good work in the community and discuss his tales of woe? Herrada now chooses to "lay low" and comment about his self-identified good deeds while awaiting disposition of drug related charges for which he was recently arrested? Reading these comments leaves me with the thought this con would be out on the streets involved in his illegal activities if were not for the pending charges. What fool wouldn't lay low, especially if a "third strike" is looming on the horizon?
Another telling statement by Herrada relates to when he was "on the run for four or five years" for a parole violation. Herrada states he turned himself in to "get it over with." I suspect he was likely involved in criminal activity during these 4-5 years and probably sensing he was going to be caught sooner or later. So, he turns himself in and tells the court of his good deed (surrender) and as Herrada stated " I never got caught with law enforcement." Herrada didn't say he wasn't committing crimes, just that he didn't get caught! Herrada also didn't state he was working during this time to support his family. Why? What was Herrada's source of income during these 4-5 years?
Herrada is an idiot if he expects most people to believe "child welfare" (CPS?) took his 2-3 year-old brother as "somebody made a complaint [our parents] were abusing us." I suspect if there was a valid complaint any child in the household was being abused all children would have likely been removed pending investigation. Herrada, I suspect you need some serious counseling! The cops kicked in the door and Herrada reports he heard an officer state to his brothers and sisters, "Come here, we have candy." After removing your brother, the cops, CPS/child welfare, leave the remaining juveniles in the home, unattended, with the entrance open? Herrada expects us to believe he and his remaining brothers and sisters were left in this unsecured home. True BS! Herrada was involved in this incident, regardless of age I suspect he may have access to this report. I suggest Herrada go to the agencies involved, request a copy and submit it to the Independent for review.
Posted on September 17 at 9:04 p.m.
Justia > Dockets & Filings > California > California Central District Court > Civil Rights > Other Civil Rights > Britteny Cotledge v. City of Santa Barbara et al
Britteny Cotledge v. City of Santa Barbara et al
Plaintiff: Britteny CotledgeDefendants: City of Santa Barbara, Kyle Crooks, Does, Chief Cam Sanchez and Officer Aaron Tudor Case Number: 2:2012cv08623Filed: October 9, 2012 Court: California Central District CourtPresiding Judge: Michael R. Wilner Nature of Suit: Civil Rights - Other Civil Rights
On Settlement for Broken Arm Woman?
Posted on September 17 at 8:57 p.m.
Hopefully the City Council will open their doors if and when they ever meet to learn why there is no leadership at the PD. A once proud and respected department going down the drain!
Posted on September 13 at 9:32 p.m.
Might as well keep an eye out for "excessive force" issuesinvolving the PD while looking for problems we are likely to read about in the next few days.
On Goleta Abandons Gang Task Force
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