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Posted on May 25 at 2 p.m.

Rodgers apparently bought three guns which were registered to his name. The Sheriff's deputies who checked his welfare at the request of a mental health professional and his mother, who suspected there was danger, have access to the record that he had recently purchased the firearms. They could have easily looked this up which would have raised a red flag. Deputies need better training. Just because a person seems "polite", is not an excuse to not adequately investigate what is at their fingertips. This is very sad to know.

On Disturbing Details Released in Isla Vista Murders

Posted on March 5 at 7:36 a.m.

Priceless is spot on. Seems they can find money for their pet projects (a new jail), but when it comes to needed infrastructure, the county claims there is no money. Hmmmm.

On Maintenance Ordinance Dead on Arrival?

Posted on February 21 at 1:26 p.m.

JohnTieber - here's a copy of the civil complaint known as the gang injunction.
http://www.missionandstate.org/ms/wp-...

On About Santa Barbara's proposed gang injunction …

Posted on February 4 at 12:34 a.m.

"No dice nada" does not make sense in this context. What was most likely said is "no hice nada", which means "I didn't do anything".

On Downtown Stabbing at Carrillo and Chapala

Posted on January 27 at 5:45 p.m.

Oh wow. The Independent has stooped to a new low on this one. I personally saw various persons in Judge Hill's courtroom swear under oath that the signatures on the trombetta waivers were not theirs. Kasi Beutel was the arresting officer. The DA's office could not find one handwriting expert to testify that the signatures were not forged. The case then was dismissed and the whole issue conveniently went away. The mayor promised an investigation and years later we are still waiting for the outcome. There Roger, now you know some of the story. As others have mentioned there is more. That is why this thing you wrote is an insult to the residents of Santa Barbara, who deserve an honest police and honest journalism. So sorry that we have neither.

On The S.B. Questionnaire: Kasi Beutel

Posted on August 14 at 12:42 a.m.

That was definitely SBPD Officer Kasi Beutel in the video. The names of all officers involved should be released by the Indy, if they have them. I can't believe how the man who was probably a sheriff's deputy yelled at the woman who it seems worked for the victim. All I can say is WOW.

On Tased and Confused

Posted on July 31 at 6:48 p.m.

I also wonder if she was driving under the influence.

On Paula Lopez Arrested

Posted on July 23 at 7:52 a.m.

I would also love a community pool in Goleta. Great idea! A skate park would also be good, but I prefer a pool. The ice skating rink isn't as appealing though.

On A Community Pool in Goleta

Posted on June 22 at 5:04 p.m.

DonR, I am sorry for your loss. It must be incredibly painful to lose a child. We may not agree on some points but I commend you for doing what you think is right. In the end I think most people fight for what they think is right and fair. We may not always agree on what is right and fair but in your situation I understand why you take the position you do. Peace.

On Stop the Impound Madness

Posted on June 22 at 9:54 a.m.

Botany, and most people here are referring to unlicensed drivers as one group. In reality, and legally, there are two groups. One is unlicensed (never issued a license or license expired). Two is suspended or revoked license (due to DUI, wreckless driving, etc.)
AB 353 only applies to unlicensed drivers, if you are driving on a suspended license you will still have your car impounded even at checkpoints. There are separate vehicle codes and consequences for driving without a license and for driving on a suspended license. The study that was quoted above, I think called unlicensed to kill, misconstrues the facts because it combines data from people driving without a license and people driving on a suspended license (two distinct groups) and calls them both "unlicensed".
But yes, I do believe it would be safer if everyone living in California could apply for a driver's license. And yes, I believe people people driving on a suspended license should have their car impounded. Their license was suspended for safety reasons. Immigrants are no longer eligible for licenses in California due to xenophobia. Big difference.

On Stop the Impound Madness

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