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Posted on April 16 at 8:01 p.m.
They call them "pigs" for a reason.
On Sheriff Fires Jail Guards Accused of Assaulting Inmate
Posted on April 16 at 7:57 p.m.
Santa Barbara County Jail is widely recognized as the most poorly administered jail in the state. The per capita "death by natural causes" in SBCO Jail tell a tale nobody seems to acknowledge, simply because all inmates are considered "criminals".Whether or not the plaintiff in this case is a convicted murder-rapist, the fact is that Johnson and Kirsch acted illegally and got busted for it (of course, this kind of crap goes on all day in the jail). The reason is clear: Bill Brown doesn't have a clue what's going on, nor does he have a clue as to how to correct the problem.The fact that Undersheriff Anderson was forced to resign rather than face criminal charges for violating Federal Labor Laws pursuant to his sexual harrassment of an officer ostensibly reporting to him...a case that was summarily swept under Bill Brown's office rug...should be enough to get Brown himself to resign.
On Grand Jury Indicts Former Jail Guards Accused of Assaulting Inmate
Posted on April 16 at 7:51 p.m.
Proving once again how completely CRAZY the SB Court's sentencing protocols are. Oh, wait...she must be a celebrity...or a relative of Iya Falcone or Paula Lopez. They all walked.
On Fraudster Sentenced to Probation
Posted on April 16 at 7:48 p.m.
LOIS CAPPS NEEDS TO BE VOTED OUT OF OFFICE.Pure and simple.Let's not forget her original lie: I won't run for my husband's office after filling out his first term.
SHE'S A MACHINE HACK and has never cast a single vote of her own volition. Please, please...keep her out of the next parade.
On Morua Pleads Guilty to DUI and Fatal Hit-and-Run Charges
Posted on March 6 at 10:10 p.m.
Oh, sure. $500,000 bail for this...while Paula Lopez drives into parked cars half in the bag, Ilya Falcone does the same in broad daylight, Bill Brown's under-sheriff harrasses SBSD female employees...and they all walk out of jail with no bail amounts set...and while assorted street violence generates bail amounts of one-fifth that?Just how corrupt are things?VERY.
On Homeless Man Steals Double Dolphin
Posted on February 20 at 10:49 a.m.
Jeff is a hero and should be recognized as such.
On Talking Dirty with Clean Water Czar
Posted on February 18 at 7:08 p.m.
THROW THE BUM OUT.Isn't he supposed to be RUNNING things? If so, how does he escape responsibility for his former Under Sheriff--who is tasked with running the jail, widely known as THE WORST COUNTY JAIL IN THE STATE OF CALIFORNIA--who, rather than doing his job was out diddling female officers?I'll avoid my usual rant about the incredible corruption that runs through County and City law enforcement (Bill Brown and Cam Sanchez would both rather be somewhere else...if only they could get hired), the DA's office (a win-at-any-cost ethical joke), and the desk of The "Honorable" Frank Ochoa, who runs his courtroom like a Joyce Dudley slumber party...which may explain his perpetual somnolence on the bench and his egregious record of judicial error on appeal.Bottom line: it's really expensive to tolerate these fools, and it's scandalous to allow Brown/Sanchez/Dudley/Ochoa to quietly provide Iya Falcone, Paula Lopez, Kasi Beutel, Aaron Tudor, etc., etc., with Get Out of Jail cards.Election Day can't come soon enough.
On Sheriff Bill Brown Announces Reelection Bid
Posted on February 3 at 7:31 p.m.
What a load of specious, self-serving, politically-orchestrated nonsense. Durling has no business printing anything about law enforcement; he likes movies and has saved the film festival. Endless kudos for that.But to interview this criminal and give her a public forum for her self-serving "I'm just a mom who loves my job and when I'm not working all I really care about is doing even more wonderful things" is specious public relations management that borders on the laughable.Anyone who knows anything--and yes Locke, I do in fact KNOW from profoundly personal experience that I will not detail here--about the unfettered corruption in this city is probably pulling their heads out of the toilet bowl where they've puked up dinner after reading this treacle posted by Durling who, we must remember, spends half of his life in the dark in a world of complete fiction. The FACT of the matter is that Cam Sanchez would turn in his badge if he could get a job anywhere else (he tried and failed, remember?), Joyce Dudley has never walked past a camera or microphone she didn't lather over, her minions in the DA's office commit egregious Code of Ethics violations in the service of their win-loss records (justice be damned), and Frank Ochoa is a Magoo-buffoon who serves only at the whim of Dudley's office (who, of course, cut Paula Lopez plenty of slack just to keep Frank on a short leash).These are all dangerous people--we live in a small town where the traffic cops feel the need to carry assault rifles--and are to be feared, avoided, and shunned.
On The S.B. Questionnaire: Kasi Beutel
Posted on December 24 at 6:53 p.m.
Keep a couple of things in mind, folks:1. The only evidence is the testimony of a complaining witness...who clearly has her own agenda. She's now in the country legally and she's ready to move on. Why do you think these Thai ladies consort with fat old American men? Her motives in all of this remain to be discerned.2. Paula Waldman has made her career prosecuting men accused of crimes against females. Evidence does not matter to her; ethics do not matter to her. She's a guilty as half the people she prosecutes...but as long as she wins (and questions like "is it possible this is true?" are but one of her under-handed tactics. Lawler seems to have handled her well. Waldman doesn't know what actually happened, but she will always speak as though she does.3. Corruption in the SB Superior Courts is common. All prosecutions are suspect and need to be carefully vetted before you posting clowns play judge and jury.
On DA: Richard Box Rape, Assault Victims Are Wife and Stepdaughter
Posted on December 11 at 7:38 p.m.
Simply another glaring example of this county's bureaucratic, law enforcement, and judicial corruption and CYA culture.Sad and dangerous environment here in "Paradise".
On Wrongful Death Suit Settles for $1.25 Million