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Posted on May 24 at 3:10 p.m.
Yup. Another obvious example of the Santa Barbara Police State, wherein anything the cops or the D.A.'s office (why in the world do the assistant D.A.'s need county cars to drive home in?) do is "necessary".
In a community where plastic bags are now an eco-felony, every cop car in the city/county burns fuel 24/365, making our "carbon footprint" that of Godzilla. Wonderful logic.
But...time to get down to the next press conference where the Board of Supes, the City Council, Sheriff Bill, and Chief Cam incessantly congratulate each other so that Paula Sanchez has something to talk about instead of ever dealing with her own illegal behavior or reporting on her husband's AMAZING racism from the bench.
Oh, wait: we're already celebrating Fiesta (3 months distant) and lining up these "dignitaries" for more self-aggrandizement.
Where's my spoon? I need gagging.
On Have Idling Sheriff Cars Wasted More than $1 Million?
Posted on April 30 at 4:41 p.m.
If her slush fund buys her another term, we are so f*cked.
On Capps Leads Money Field
Posted on April 17 at 7:01 p.m.
They're gonna be safer in jail than they will be walking the breakwater at the harbor.
On Commercial Fishermen Arrested for Theft
Posted on April 17 at 6:37 p.m.
whatsinsb, you speak out of apparent ignorance, so don't flaunt it. SBCOJ is regularly filled beyond capacity with marijuana violators, people who dare to drive without a license, people who dare to "resist" by asking WTF are you stopping me here on the sidewalk?, who don't have proof of residence ID, who take a nap in a city park, by shoplifters, by those who dare to defend themselves from random drunken assault...and the list of "hardened" criminal offenses goes on, none of whom are candidates for "redemption and revitalization" opportunities (the very notion of which is a joke coming out of Bill Brown's mouth).Have you ever been inside SBCOJ? It's an experience in draconian brutality, widely considered among California Custody workers as the worst jail in the state, with the highest inmate death rate in the 11 western states, an operation run by an undersheriff who avoided prosecution for sexually harrassing female staff by summarily resigning (gotta protect that pension too!), and overseen by a sheriff who is more concerned about getting a "Mission style" edifice built with his name on the brass plaque out front.$80 million? Those funds should be spent on mental health facilities and upon ongoing microscopic oversight of everything local law enforcement does.
On Big Plans for the Big House
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