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Canuck Sergeant-At-Arms prevents parliamentary slaughter

“Tidy Kevin” Vickers, Good Show

"Tidy Kevin" Vickers, Canada's real-ilfe Dirty Harry.

Ottawa’s real-life Dirty Harry, Parliamentary Sergeant-At-Arms, Kevin Vickers is a bigger than life, retired police officer who hits what he shoots at and, no doubt, counts his rounds. Add RCMP retirees as bad-asses to be given their due respect…and space. (ZOOM image)

One good man with a gun was all it took to prevent the slaughter of Canada’s government. That man, Kevin Vickers, was NOT armed when the killer entered the building.

So, the Sergeant-At-Arms, a retired, decorated Royal Canadian Mounted Police Officer, calmly walked to his office and retrieved a pistol from his desk.

Then, he made contact with the punk who ruined Canada’s day.

After dispatching the recent convert to Islam, Sergeant Vickers calmly walked the halls, pistol in hand, until the building was secure. He is, after all, in charge of security. (Doubtless the good Sergeant and his countrymen will make appropriate adjustments in security measures.)

Is Canada’s wake up call a warning to the USA? To the extent millions of ignorant dreamers need a reminder, yes. (more…)

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Paco's Podium

Politeness47
Prop 47: missed manners are not crimes

Crime and Etiquette: Fat Lady to sing in November Politenessman was a regular strip in the now defunct National Lampoon magazine, of which I was an avid reader.  Not your “ordinary” superhero, Politenessman’s superpower was an unwavering dedication to etiquette, enforced by a sailing, solid, stainless steel handkerchief  to the forehead’s of rude people. Unfortunately, our superhero was an absolutest whose single-minded focus on good manners gave him tunnel vision–Politenessman didn’t see the big picture. Oft times as not, he would stop bank robbers in their tracks, only to chastise them for using “coarse language” while robbing

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Former CDCR Secrattorney Matt Cate.
Krupp Files: Bad law’s Cate’s specialty–And prop 46 is bad!

Taxpayers on the hook for billions, Matt Cate knows what he is talking about Giving the taxpayers what they want, not what they need Richard Krupp, PH.D While watching TV a couple of nights ago I was at first startled to see the face of Matt Cate, former Secretary of Corrections speaking on behalf of some political group opposing Proposition 46. Though he did not introduce himself to the viewing audience, his name did appear in the right hand corner at the bottom of the screen. He looked very serious. He was saying something about

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Ebola Cola

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Ebola outbreaks tied to climate change

Melting ice caps thawed out dormant viral killer? Gore:  Global warming released virus from polar quarantine W. B. Hicock  |  Dallas Morning News DALLAS–Climate change activist, former Vice-President Al Gore, claims “a clear link exists between man made climate change and the spreading Ebola virus.” In a scholarly report issued by Gore under the auspices if the United Nations’ Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change, a panel of international climatologists, meteorologists and geologists found a correlation between the melting of polar ice shelfs and glaciers and the first known outbreaks of ebola in West Africa. “While the simultaneous timing

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CDC Head Frieden: Typo likely cause of new infections

As confidence in CDC wanes, Frieden admits mistakes were made WASHINGTON DC– Under fire after a second Dallas hospital healthcare worker was diagnosed with the deadly EBOLA virus, the Center for Disease Control acknowledges the “breach in safety protocols” blamed on the victims are likely the result of typographical errors in the agency’s published directive. “I am here to reassure Americans and their healthcare providers our published precautions are effective,” Frieden said in a prepared press statement. “Unfortunately, a simple typographical error, coupled with the regional preference for a certain type of neck-ware, may have misled

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While CCPOA is neutral on decriminalizing drugs and most thefts, Paco says VOTE NO ON 47.
Monterey DA: Proposition 47 a fraud

Dean Flippo: Proposition 47 a cruel fraud By Dean Flippo, Monterey County District Attorney As district attorney of Monterey County, I and our staff have worked diligently to prosecute dangerous people such as child molesters, rapists, murderers, drug traffickers, gangsters committing violent crimes, and defendants who burglarize our homes and steal from senior citizens. The convictions of these dangerous individuals has had a positive impact on the public safety of our community. Three years ago the Legislature passed a law resulting in a dramatic change on how California would hold people accountable for violating our

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CCPOA's storied mascot Tough Teddy has been eclipsed by Silent Spot, the Governor's lapdog.
Where’s the YIP? CCPOA mute on Prop 36 sequel

Brown’s  lapdog or fighting overcrowding…or both? California Prison Guards Sit Out Debate On Letting Non-Violent Prisoners Go Free Matt Sledge | Huffington Post For decades, California’s prison guard union was a feared political animal. It backed harsh sentencing laws and the construction of dozens of new prisons, and its membership rolls swelled. Now, a November ballot referendum could release thousands of non-violent prisoners, and the 33,000-member union’s response has been surprising. Silence. The guards are sitting this one out. California Correctional Peace Officers Association spokesman JeVaughn Baker told The Huffington Post in an email that the union

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Eddie Lay is a CDCR employee, arrested in a large marijuana cultivation conspiracy.  It is unclear if he is a CPO--His work location is unknown.
CDCR CO caught cultivating cannabis

State correctional officer, four others arrested in Sacramento marijuana cultivation case Cathy Locke | Sacramento Bee An employee of the California Department of Corrections and Rehabilitation was one of five people arrested Wednesday following an eight-month investigation into marijuana cultivation activities in Sacramento. Eddie Lay, 32, was arrested on suspicion of cultivating marijuana for sale. The investigation began when the Sacramento Police Department’s South Area Gang Enforcement Team obtained information that an unknown law enforcement officer might be involved in criminal activity related to a known street gang… Over the course of eight months, investigators

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Convict condoms coming

Brown OK’s AB966: Let there be rubbers for all the men! Notwithstanding an utter lack of statistical data in support of the notion inmates contract STD’s in prison, as opposed to importing them, Governor Brown agrees with the experts: Issuing condoms to inmates may correct a problem which may not exist.  He signed AB966 into law last week. Widely used for centuries, animal intestines and (later) latex condoms have been recognized as a barrier to potential disease transmission nearly from their contraceptive inception. Yet, it wasn’t until the advent of DNA testing that rape investigators

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Guards accused of helping inmates escape are converted to inmates at the same prison.  In Cambodia, accusation and guilt are often indistinguishable.
Cambodia retains dirty CO, 24/7

After being questioned by warden, guard is inmate Prison guard now an inmate after jailbreak Khouth Sophak Chakrya | Phnom Penh Post A guard charged with facilitating the escape of an inmate from Kampong Chhnang Provincial Prison has been incarcerated at the very facility he worked at, officials told the Post yesterday. Prak Vudy, Kampong Chhnang provincial police chief, said 29-year-old Tep Chanmakara was charged at the provincial court on Saturday with “providing the means” for 30-year-old inmate Ear Tal to escape. “The suspect has been detained at the provincial prison instead of the prisoner who

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Florida's CO's are represented by the Teamsters Union.  You got a problem with that?
‘Beatdowns:’ 32 FL CO’s fired, face prosecution

Teamsters Union: Management made them do it For allegedly brutal prison guard, day of reckoning arrives Julie K. Brown | MIAMI HERALD Rollin Suttle Austin was arrested for theft, convicted of drunk driving and accused of dozens of brutal, unprovoked beatings. …the beefy, bald, 43-year-old amused himself by slamming heads into concrete and grabbing people by their throats and often bragged about getting away with killing a man. Austin has a mug shot on file, a criminal history with the Florida Department of Law Enforcement and was in the Florida prison system for 23 years.

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Medical Parolee-At-Large?

Inmate on medical parole missing in California CDCR Press Release | OCTOBER 2, 2014 Eastern San Diego County – Medical parolee Ronald Virgil Taylor, 50, is missing from the convalescent home where he lived in Eastern San Diego County. Taylor, who uses a wheelchair, was last seen on Wednesday afternoon, October 1, 2014. At the time of this writing, Taylor is still at large. It is believed that someone may have helped him leave the facility. His wheelchair was found in a nearby lot. Local law enforcement officers and specially trained parole apprehension agents are searching for

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A parole agent employs "Little Homie" to relate to street and prison hardened parolee.
Parole: A new take on the initial interview

Muppets in parole The inset clip from Comedy Central’s “Key & Peele” show is presented with a CAUTION: DO NOT PLAY THIS AT WORK or if you are offended by F-Bombs and the “N-word” as the clip is UNCENSORED. As to the latter term, we all know it is acceptable for black people to use that word. Thus, the content is not deemed racist, by-and-large. However, as Paco is of

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Budget

bankruptcy3 Detroit water shutoff in bankruptcy court (Updated)

It is hard to see what the nexus is to the bankruptcy proceeding, but the federal judge who is handling the Detroit municipal bankruptcy is holding a hearing today (09-25)  on the Detroit water shutoffs.  It seems that there are about 19,000 residences in Detroit that are substantially in arrears on their water bill.  The city has been shutting them off.  There are groups now who are asserting that access

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The city of Vacaville is imposing a salary cut of 21% on members of Local 39.  These are public works employees.  They maintain vehicles,  maintain the streets and parks and operate the water plant among other things. The city has been negotiating with the group for over a year.  Thus far all other city employees have taken some level of hit.  Not local 39.  The city asserts that the number

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BudgetEgg[1],jpg Major change proposed by CalPERS

A proposal is moving forward through CalPERS that could result in a significant increase in both pensions and pension costs for CalPERS. The proposal, approved by a CalPERS committee today, is based on a 2013 law refining language that bases pensions on an employee’s “normal monthly rate of pay or base pay.”   The proposal would include various supplemental pay, including pay received for temporarily filling a higher paid position.  The

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Bob's Blotter

BobsBlotter Hatchet attack on NYPD officers

Some guy with a hatchet of some sort (looked more like a Tomahawk to me on the film clip) attacked four NYC cops today.  Two are injured.  One seriously with a head wound.  The other two are OK.  The nutter who attacked them was rehabilitated by gunfire.  A bystander was slightly wounded, by either a missed shot or a shoot-through.

BobsNewsflash[1],jpg Latest from Ferguson (Updated)

Poor old Al (Remember Tawana Brawley) Sharpton, that well-known race-baiter and extortionist, must be having a bad day.  Various broadcast news outlets are reporting leaks from the feds in the Ferguson MO police shooting investigation.  There is scientific proof that the behemoth thug Brown was shot INSIDE of the police car and that two shots were fired there, one of which hit Brown.  The feds have (allegedly) concluded that can

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iStockPhoto SLC Minilypse-Judicial Court Fake military documents to weasel paid leave

A LAPD officer was arrested yesterday on charges of theft of public funds.  Her alleged scam was submitted counterfeit military documents in order to be paid for leave. Christine Bulicz, who has 15 years on the job with LAPD and who is a California Army National Guard member is charge with stealing $5,400 in the scheme.  She has been charged with felony grand theft and attempted grand theft.  She is

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Katz Litterbox

katz-litter4 What You Say In The Classroom Does Not Stay In The Classroom

A 28-year veteran LAPD cop may get fired for making inappropriate remarks while teaching a class to other cops I have observed many poice training classes in which the instructor got carried away and would say something entirely inappropriate. I have noted something common to many police officers who are called upon to conduct a training class. The officer will try to get the trainees to like him. He will

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katz-litter4 Wrong Address On Package Led To Big Drug Bust

FedEx delivered a package as addressed that contained coke, meth and heroin, but it was not the address the sender intended his goods to be delivered to Recently a home owner in the Houston area was surprised when FedEx delivered a package to him that contained coke, meth and heroin. The package, which had obviously been addressed incorrectly, was turned over to the Harris County Sheriff’s Department. With the help

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katz-litter4 Deadeye Mom Missed, Gets Busted

TWO FLORIDA WOMEN BUSTED AFTER SHOT AT SNAKE MISSED A mother who shot at and missed a water moccasin that interrupted a Pop Warner football practice got busted along with the mother who handed her the gun Everyone knows there are lots of critters – both animal and human – in Florida, including gators and snakes, especially snakes. Last week, a slimy water moccasin was discovered on the Bay High

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Krupp Files

Former CDCR Secrattorney Matt Cate. Krupp Files: Bad law’s Cate’s specialty–And prop 46 is bad!

Taxpayers on the hook for billions, Matt Cate knows what he is talking about Giving the taxpayers what they want, not what they need Richard Krupp, PH.D While watching TV a couple of nights ago I was at first startled to see the face of Matt Cate, former Secretary of Corrections speaking on behalf of some political group opposing Proposition 46. Though he did not introduce himself to the viewing audience, his name did appear in the right hand corner at the bottom of the screen. He looked very serious. He was saying something about

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Down but not out: Secretary of State Debra Bowen continues to work out of her new Sacramento digs. Krupp Files: The state of Secretary Bowen

More Trouble in the California Capitol Building The Secretary of State– Spend my days locked in a haze Richard Krupp, PhD Back in June 2007 when I was appointed by governor Schwarzenegger to the Assistant Secretary position, suitable for framing documentation, was signed by Arnold and the Secretary of State, Debra Bowen. I’ve never met the lady, but I did read an article about her in the Los Angeles Times on September 5, 2014. Turns out the California Secretary of State, who is being termed out after eight years in office, has some problems. Bowen said

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CDCR's treatment modality for mentally ill offenders relies heavily on the theories and therapies of Milton Bradley. Gaming mentally ill offenders

Playing games–Waiting for the cough syrup to go down The three stooges find miracle cure for mental illness Richard Krupp, PhD Anyone who has worked with the mentally disturbed inmates in prison knows what a pain in the ass they are. Typically this group of criminals is too difficult (violent, etc) to stay in the state mental hospitals. They are unpredictable and dangerous to staff and other inmates. Yes, they do on occasion apply crap to themselves. They also refuse to take medication and assault Correctional Officers. They are crazy and violent for the most

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GADFLY Open

annise-parker In the Name of Equality

End Run: Houston Pastors Must Hold the Line There is an order to the rule of law and it has been clearly ignored by Annise Parker, the mayor of the City of Houston, Texas. A foundational principle of the law operates on the premise that a lesser law (such as a local ordinance enacted by a city council) cannot supersede or override any state law, nor can it infringe upon the constitutional rights of others. For example, if state law defines petty theft as the unlawful taking of property under the amount of $400, a

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Who can measure the profound impact one person can make, on the life of another, for God? A Reflection on the Sunday Sermons

Until We Meet Again On Sunday, October 5, 2014, the founding pastor of my home church gave his final sermon before stepping down to pursue his life outside of the pulpit in retirement. After thirty years of serving and leading the flock at Discovery Christian Church (alongside his wife, Jan), Bob Mink handed the reins to Associate Pastor, Dan Clemens, with his blessing. It was a remarkable day of mixed emotions; a concoction of the bittersweet blended with sadness and celebration. I might have gotten around to reading the Bible in its entirety some other

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prison bars Unjust Suffering (Gadfly’s Reprise)

Author’s Note: This week has been incredibly busy for me in anticipation of, and preparation for, the retirement of my pastor, Bob Mink, from leadership of Discovery Christian Church of Moreno Valley, California. This Sunday marks his 30th year and last day at our church. He has been my mentor, role-model, and friend. I wish him and his wife, Jan, all the best. They will be truly missed. With that said, I have offered a reprise of an article I penned in February 2012. I hope it is as relevant today as it was two-plus

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Unions

While CCPOA is neutral on decriminalizing drugs and most thefts, Paco says VOTE NO ON 47. Monterey DA: Proposition 47 a fraud

Dean Flippo: Proposition 47 a cruel fraud By Dean Flippo, Monterey County District Attorney As district attorney of Monterey County, I and our staff have worked diligently to prosecute dangerous people such as child molesters, rapists, murderers, drug traffickers, gangsters committing violent crimes, and defendants who burglarize our homes and steal from senior citizens. The convictions of these dangerous individuals has had a positive impact on the public safety of our community. Three years ago the Legislature passed a law resulting in a dramatic change on how California would hold people accountable for violating our

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CCPOA's storied mascot Tough Teddy has been eclipsed by Silent Spot, the Governor's lapdog. Where’s the YIP? CCPOA mute on Prop 36 sequel

Brown’s  lapdog or fighting overcrowding…or both? California Prison Guards Sit Out Debate On Letting Non-Violent Prisoners Go Free Matt Sledge | Huffington Post For decades, California’s prison guard union was a feared political animal. It backed harsh sentencing laws and the construction of dozens of new prisons, and its membership rolls swelled. Now, a November ballot referendum could release thousands of non-violent prisoners, and the 33,000-member union’s response has been surprising. Silence. The guards are sitting this one out. California Correctional Peace Officers Association spokesman JeVaughn Baker told The Huffington Post in an email that the union

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Guards accused of helping inmates escape are converted to inmates at the same prison.  In Cambodia, accusation and guilt are often indistinguishable. Cambodia retains dirty CO, 24/7

After being questioned by warden, guard is inmate Prison guard now an inmate after jailbreak Khouth Sophak Chakrya | Phnom Penh Post A guard charged with facilitating the escape of an inmate from Kampong Chhnang Provincial Prison has been incarcerated at the very facility he worked at, officials told the Post yesterday. Prak Vudy, Kampong Chhnang provincial police chief, said 29-year-old Tep Chanmakara was charged at the provincial court on Saturday with “providing the means” for 30-year-old inmate Ear Tal to escape. “The suspect has been detained at the provincial prison instead of the prisoner who

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Gold Star Parolee

GoldStarLogo Fleeing parolee kills newlywed

A parolee fleeing the cops in Livonia (Michigan) killed a 25-year old newlywed. The suspect, John McCallum, 27, of Detroit, was fleeing the cops after being involved in a home invasion.  He blew a red light and smashed into Francesca Weatherhead’s car broadside, killing her.  McCallum was out on parole after doing five years of a 4-20 year sentence for, among other things, home invasion.  He was actually held in

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Inmate on medical parole missing in California CDCR Press Release | OCTOBER 2, 2014 Eastern San Diego County – Medical parolee Ronald Virgil Taylor, 50, is missing from the convalescent home where he lived in Eastern San Diego County. Taylor, who uses a wheelchair, was last seen on Wednesday afternoon, October 1, 2014. At the time of this writing, Taylor is still at large. It is believed that someone may have helped him leave the facility. His wheelchair was found in a nearby lot. Local law enforcement officers and specially trained parole apprehension agents are searching for

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GoldStarLogo Brags about shooting a shorty

A gangbanger parolee who bragged about shooting a nine-year old child is being held without bail in the gang-infested liberal PC shit hole of Chicago. Derrick Allmon, 19, along with three other slimeballs, are charged with murder in the August 20 shooting death of Antonio Smith, 9, on East 71st Street.  The boy was NOT collateral damage but was shot deliberately as a suspected lookout.  Allmon and his road dogs

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Bad Apples

iStockPhoto SLC Minilypse-Judicial Court Fake military documents to weasel paid leave

A LAPD officer was arrested yesterday on charges of theft of public funds.  Her alleged scam was submitted counterfeit military documents in order to be paid for leave. Christine Bulicz, who has 15 years on the job with LAPD and who is a California Army National Guard member is charge with stealing $5,400 in the scheme.  She has been charged with felony grand theft and attempted grand theft.  She is

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Eddie Lay is a CDCR employee, arrested in a large marijuana cultivation conspiracy.  It is unclear if he is a CPO--His work location is unknown. CDCR CO caught cultivating cannabis

State correctional officer, four others arrested in Sacramento marijuana cultivation case Cathy Locke | Sacramento Bee An employee of the California Department of Corrections and Rehabilitation was one of five people arrested Wednesday following an eight-month investigation into marijuana cultivation activities in Sacramento. Eddie Lay, 32, was arrested on suspicion of cultivating marijuana for sale. The investigation began when the Sacramento Police Department’s South Area Gang Enforcement Team obtained information that an unknown law enforcement officer might be involved in criminal activity related to a known street gang… Over the course of eight months, investigators

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Guards accused of helping inmates escape are converted to inmates at the same prison.  In Cambodia, accusation and guilt are often indistinguishable. Cambodia retains dirty CO, 24/7

After being questioned by warden, guard is inmate Prison guard now an inmate after jailbreak Khouth Sophak Chakrya | Phnom Penh Post A guard charged with facilitating the escape of an inmate from Kampong Chhnang Provincial Prison has been incarcerated at the very facility he worked at, officials told the Post yesterday. Prak Vudy, Kampong Chhnang provincial police chief, said 29-year-old Tep Chanmakara was charged at the provincial court on Saturday with “providing the means” for 30-year-old inmate Ear Tal to escape. “The suspect has been detained at the provincial prison instead of the prisoner who

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