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Posted on April 18 at 3:21 p.m.
Mr. Balash, I think your client made a LOT of bad choices...
On Fire Official Admits to Stealing Union Funds
Posted on April 16 at 3:17 p.m.
Your lack of empathy for law enforcement officers is and has been very evident, loonpt.
On Teen Charged with Assaulting Officer During Deltopia Pleads Not Guilty
Posted on April 15 at 8:34 p.m.
There's no such thing as a bad boy, right, DPD Boulet?
Posted on April 13 at 1:14 p.m.
Maybe this opinion piece IS sarcasm that is not meant to be taken seriously, billclausen, but in my experience the point of view expressed was common among many [not all, but many] UCSB parents in my day - e.g., "My kid can do no wrong, so it's always the fault of the authorities when bad stuff happens."
And so it goes.
On Sheriff's Office Provoked Deltopia Riot
Posted on April 12 at 12:09 p.m.
If possible I'd like to see the video of this alleged incident before I form an opinion about it...
On Grand Jury Indicts Former Jail Guards Accused of Assaulting Inmate
Posted on April 9 at 7:56 p.m.
On City Inspectors Go After Pini Building
Posted on April 7 at 8:59 p.m.
Blah, I believe the riot you describe was on the Saturday night of Memorial Day weekend in 1988. I remember it well. The Foot Patrol was seriously understaffed that night. The version I heard at the time about how the riot started was that two - only two - deputies pulled up to shut down a large party on Del Playa, and a passing drunk slammed his fists down on the hood of the police car and yelled at the deputies to protest their arrival. The deputies went to arrest the drunk. The crowd did not like how the arrest was made, then the rocks, bottles, and chunks of concrete started flying and a nearby dumpster was torched, and the outnumbered pair of deputies present pulled back and called for help.
Ultimately perhaps 34 cops were scraped together from the Sheriff's Dept., UCSB PD, and the CHP to deal with a crowd of well over a thousand drunks. IMO we were greatly outnumbered and thus it took more time to quell the disturbance than might have otherwise been the case had more officers been available.
On The Death of Isla Vista?
Posted on April 6 at 4:42 p.m.
Loonpt, I shudder to think what IV would be like if there was no police presence there at all, a position you seem to be advocating. It takes rioters to make a riot. Speaking from personal experience I know the police would prefer it if there was no rioting.
On Deltopia Party Devolves Into Isla Vista Riot
Posted on April 6 at 1:01 p.m.
Seems to me that primarily blaming the police for the violence is being pretty judgmental yourself, loonpt - exactly what you are telling others not to do.
Posted on April 6 at 11:10 a.m.
Too much alcohol and too much self-entitlement. I hope the injured officers will be OK.
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