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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.
Posted on April 10 at 6:34 a.m.
Did the "Smart Growth" evaluators leave the DC area? What compass direction do they believe this city has room to "sprawl" towards?
On S.B. Gets High Marks for 'Anti-Sprawl'
Posted on April 9 at 11:24 a.m.
Best way to minimize "outsider's" is to impose maximum allowable penalties on those convicted of involvement in this riot.
Juveniles, when allowed, charged as adults is great and impose the maximum (jail) penalty for the convicted offense(s) including restitution. Our judicial system needs to send a clear and loud message that behavior of this type will not be tolerated in this County.
On Los Angeles Teen Accused of Sparking Deltopia Riot Charged as Adult
Posted on April 4 at 10:02 p.m.
Tattoo had class!
On City Hall Rejects Slander Claims Against Cops
Posted on March 25 at 9:07 a.m.
ksba - I agree with your comments and it is the Police Chief and his inexperienced staff (lack of leadership) that are failing our city. Was it only because Biden may have driven through this area that its problems were finally addressed? We will soon know. Will needed enforcement in the area continue or will the vagrants control this area?
On Cops Take on ‘Urban Travelers’
Posted on March 23 at 8:52 a.m.
All Bideny did was eat and his foot probably didn't go into his mouth. What does Biden's wanna-be king say, "no news here, let's move on."
On Joe Biden Swoops In
Posted on March 21 at 4:20 p.m.
loon - I- suspect you will get your wish as it appears our brilliant police chief decided to "take the gloves off" just before a visit of the equally brilliant vice-president "bite me." Coincidence? We will have to wait and see how long this crackdown on the homeless continues after the VP visit. Sanchez committed to a "three week campaign" to see how things go and I suspect it will go back to homeless business as usual. This problem didn't just begin and it will be here well beyond the three week campaign and all through the summer. Sanchez appears to be clueless.
Posted on March 20 at 2:39 p.m.
loon - if there weren't any urban travelers here it would be an indication the police department knew how to do its job by keeping them in check an not permitting them to do whatever they choose, wherever they choose. These people will migrate to an area that creates few problems for them.