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Posted on July 21 at 3:59 p.m.
Never a surprise to read the comments section and see another snarky, pissy comment from John_Adams. Just once I'd like to see something positive come from you.
Congratulations to the Bike Coalition for their hard efforts. Condolences to the friends and family of Ralph Fertig. A quiet, friendly, hardworking man who was dedicated to bicycling and the safety of cyclists.
On Bike Coalition Shifting into High Gear
Posted on June 24 at 6:21 a.m.
Way to go guys. Make all kinds of disparaging remarks about Ms. Hardy for doing her job! It never ceases to amaze me when something isn't perfectly PC, free spirited, or happy go lucky, many of you just jump on the issue and spill your vitriol.
On Building Manager, Cops Shut Down Mural Event
Posted on June 4 at 10:55 a.m.
So if special interests bought Aceves, what does that say about Janet Wolf's financial backers? Unions! The ultimate Special Interest, only looking out for their bottom line paychecks, no matter what happens to the rest of us. SEIU and the other unions that backed her wanted to keep her in office to keep voting for their unaffordable contracts. The Lib Grip on SB will be its demise.
On Janet and Bill Win Big; M Loses Small
Posted on May 6 at 11:29 a.m.
Just another douche bag carpetbagger ambulance chaser defending low life scum.
On Second Slander Claim Filed Against City and Cops
Posted on March 28 at 8:54 p.m.
Evil and greed dwell there. I too was drawn into the casino after winning a large sum of money, then over the course of 12 months giving it all back plus! I vowed to never set foot in that establishment ever again, finally realizing that all the "comps" were nothing more than enticements to get me back in to lose more. So many have lost everything to this evil place; homes, families, jobs, feeding that addiction.
Even the "good" that the tribe does in the greater community, is nothing more than a smokescreen to improve their position in the eyes of the residents of the county. Keep in mind that each tribe member gets a "stipend" of over $50,000 a month, yes a month. All their donations and tribal member stipends are at the expense of the vast majority of gamblers who leave there as losers.
On Chumash Want More Gamblers and Guests
Posted on January 2 at 7:31 p.m.
Condolences to the Tacadena family, but your loved one wanted to die, and his actions led to this. He and he alone is responsible for this, and you deserve nothing from the City of Santa Barbara. You will lose this in court, mark my words!
On Tacadena Family Files $10 Million Wrongful Death Claim
Posted on November 23 at 8:50 a.m.
The best comment string on a story I've ever read. Every comment is right on point. Neither of these two people are innocent, but Peterson absolutely crossed the line in his advances and actions. Walston also, as she made the decision to go forward with the affair, and when it no longer suited her desires for personal and professional advancement, made it public. Shame on both of them for allowing their personal desires to cloud their better judgement. As many have already said, now the county taxpayers are the losers here.
A wise police chief once gave some sage advice to his young new hires; "Mind your reputation, because that's all you have in the end. Be careful of the three 'B's: Booze, Broads, and Bullets, they've brought down many a good cop."
On Undersheriff Jim Peterson Retired Amid 'Sexting' Scandal
Posted on September 18 at 10:31 a.m.
anon84, very sorry for your loss, but your cousin made his choice to not comply with police orders while holding a deadly weapon. You say you can't speculate, but you then go on to do so, saying the officer should have used "BACK UP, POLICE DOG, TASER, SHOTGUN THAT SHOOT NON-LETHAL ROUNDS" to stop your cousin. None of us know the facts, so we can't condemn the officer for doing his job against a known threat, but to use any of the tactics you listed was not an option. He most assuredly called for backup as he was making the stop, but they hadn't arrived yet. Not all officers carry a "less-lethal shotgun" and the officer wouldn't have been able to access it at the beginning of the contact even if he had one, as they are stored in the trunk until needed. He's not a K-9 officer, and a K-9 wouldn't have been deployed against a man holding a knife.
Again, I am truly sorry that your family has suffered another loss of life, but making poor choices in life has its consequences.
On Vigil for Santa Barbara Man Killed by Cop
Posted on September 17 at 11:23 p.m.
billclausen you must research police defense tactics. You meet the threat with equal or greater defenses. Pepper Spray and tasers are useful tools, but not against a lethal threat who has already acknowledged that he will be shot if he doesn't drop the knife. Tasers are not always effective, specifically when used against a moving target, and especially when that target is wearing clothing that may prevent the barbs from contacting the skin. Pepper spray is only effective when it hits the eyes or nose. Law Enforcement is taught to meet lethal threats with lethal force.
Posted on September 7 at 11:39 a.m.
Thank you KV! Your comments were a breath of fresh air.
On Yoga Studio Receives Massive Backlash over 'Ghetto Fabulous' Class