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Posted on September 16 at 12:03 p.m.
RHS nailed it. If you don't know about the Prison Industrial Complex, harsh minimum sentencing, and differences in sentencing by race, you better do your homework before crying foul.
On Unfair Sentencing in Santa Barbara?
Posted on September 11 at 12:19 p.m.
So much misguided anger here... It's quite laughable.
Have any of you actually BEEN on campus and surveyed the facilities? Gaskin is right: The majority of the major buildings haven't been updated in decades and are quite dilapidated.
SBCC isn't just doing "ordinary work". Much of what's being accomplished there is quite extraordinary, from the EOPS programs creating meaningful bridges for low-income, first generation students and people coming out of the criminal justice system, to the excellent sustainability programs, to the exemplary MESA, STEM, and ESP programs... and so much more.
I think we all tend to ignore the POSITIVE impact SBCC has had in educating our community members and supporting students who wouldn't otherwise have access to higher education. That doesn't mean every bond measure needs to be supported by all, but I think the ugliness should be checked at the door in favor of healthy debate.
On Democrats Split on SBCC Bond
Posted on September 9 at 11:19 a.m.
OK, I have to comment on this. The Rebels are a fine band, but likening them to Pantera, Iron Maiden and Metallica? I don't think so. Not even close.
On Winchester Rebels
Posted on August 8 at 12:58 p.m.
My GOD you guys are negative! They're just trying to create something empowering and positive for our youth to do... How is that a bad thing exactly?Newsflash: Surfing is not part of a lot of people's culture. Many interested kids wouldn't know where to start and their families couldn't afford the necessary "stuff". This is a great way for kids like that to gain access. Don't like it? Don't support it, but don't poo poo their efforts.
On iSurf Fundraiser
Posted on August 5 at 4:26 p.m.
BeachFan just nailed it. What we need to do is work on getting the MONEY out of the political process. The only people most of Sh*tty Council care about are the "stakeholders".
On Voting Discrimination Lawsuit Filed
Posted on May 15 at 11:50 a.m.
What an absolute JOKE this. Since WHEN has our judicial system prosecuted people based on complete hearsay and "unscientific" studies? And gee, I wonder why this guy would say all this? Hmm, maybe because he'll get a majorly reduced sentence!Had this been ANY other population of people, everyone would be totally up in arms."...gang violence in Fresno is much greater, and there are more gang killings in one year than Santa Barbara has seen in nearly 20." Yeah, no sh*t Sherlock! Anyone who lives in and loves SB should be embarrassed by this circus. This town is NOT a "warzone" and most of those on trial are ALREADY serving long sentences, have been deported, or are in school, working, raising families and NO longer active in gang life. SBPD is the biggest gang in this town. You people need to open your eyes!
On 'Mr. X' Casts Large Shadow in Gang Injunction Trial
Posted on March 11 at 3:10 p.m.
Manuel is an incredible-human being who has made an incalculable contribution to the SB community. The EOPS Dept. at SBCC is currently planning a few fundraisers to help his family recover from this devastating loss. Currently seeking local artwork contributions for a silent auction and will be hopefully be accepting donations to help fund a restoration project on campus in the near future.Please contact me for more information: (805) 965-0581 x4754Chelsea Lancaster, EOPS/CARE/CalWORKs
On 'Fifty Years of Work in 15 Minutes'