Smith & Wesson Model 69
This is a stainless steel weapon with a 4 1/4″ barrel and excellent S&W adjustable sights. It weighs 37 ounces unloaded.
The overall length is 9 3/4 inches. It comes with rubber grips with finger grooves, which will come in handy if you plan on actually shooting .44 magnum rounds out of this thing. This will, however, make a good belt gun for people who move around in bear country and, for whatever reason, choose not to carry a long gun.
I admit I am unsure as to why the odd barrel length, but I am confident there is a valid reason for it. (more…)
- Bob’s Armory, Chapter 10.
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- Elliot Ness: After The Glory Days
- HIPHOP Outreach: CCPOA enlists Ex-CO Rick Ross
- Small Measure Of Justice For Daniel Faulkner
- Prisoners can’t sue employees over lack of funding
- General wants to plead sort-of guilty
- Bitcoin exec now street pizza
- Back in the slammer again
- Project SWAGG: Ex-Con succeeds, gives back
- Another win for the good guys
- Yeoman soft execution seen as win-win
- So What If The Condemned Has A Low IQ
- Worst escape attempt ever?
- Are you Taft?
- San Joaquin County eases up on CCW permits
- Is DMH also in shambles?
- CCPOA endorses Kamala Harris
Ross says he would be a CO again “If I needed to” Paco admits to a measurable ignorance of the Hip-Hop subculture and ‘Gangsta Rap.’ I daresay a good many of our readers proudly share my ignorance of the phenomena. In that regard, I completed just enough research to relate the story of “Rick Ross”–The Gangster of Love. Unlike “Real” rappers such as Calvin Cordozar Broadus, Jr. (was “Snoop Dogg,” now “Snoop Lion”) Rick Ross has no street-gang bona-fides. Rick Ross is, in fact, a “Gangsta” stage persona created and performed by William Leonard Roberts II. Unfortunately for Roberts, his chosen nome de plume is the real name of a real thug “Freeway” Rick Ross who sued him, unsuccessfully, claiming Roberts had co-opted his life story. Roberts won on 1st Amendment grounds but the suit served to reinforce and advance rumors of his dark secret: He used to be one of the good guys. Additionally, Roberts pissed
Logo aside, SWAGG is no pink elephant Going From Inmate to Entrepreneur By Hass Saddique, SWAGG | Huffington Post It wasn’t long ago that I was in prison. Now, I’m travelling the country, spreading positive vibes and running a business on my Shopify store… A guy came to me about running guns for him. He said he would pay me $3,000 per gun and I just had to get the guns from Georgia to Buffalo. My awful decision to try this got me a 14-month sentence in federal prison. While in prison, for the first time in my life, people saw something in me that I didn’t see in myself. I began to feel that old familiar feeling that I was different. That feeling had plagued me my entire life, but now feeling different felt great. I used my time in prison to write scripts, and not long after being released I created SWAGG University,
The Not So Great Escape Attached for your enlightenment and enjoyment is a brief video of a transportation escape attempt in Canada. It seems 2 police officers in Ontario, Canada, were transporting 3 inmates to court–The trio were cuffed and linked by a lead chain. Once the 3rd inmate had his feet on the ground, the detainees beat feet in unison, with the police in pursuit. But not for long.
Today, we again discuss a matter we all prefer to avoid: officer suicide. I don’t have the numbers, however, sources within the agency and union alike confirm CDCR continues to suffer from a shocking number of losses. The predicate, of course, every suicide is shocking. Discussions on the subject of Officer Suicide are regular fare on pacovilla and there is little which hasn’t been said. Even so, we need to talk about it. More to the point, correctional officers, parole agents, along with a host of other CDCR staff need to talk about it–You need to be on the lookout for it. And so, I once again offer a bit of linguistic history, an unfortunately archaic term and, hopefully, some new insight. “Felo-de-se” is a Latin phrase meaning “evildoer upon himself,” or, simply, a suicide. In England before 1870 a distinction was made between a suicide, which was the name given to an act
OUR OPINION: Maine Correctional Center does not need ‘shoot-to-kill’ Escapes shouldn’t be a captial offense for low-risk inmates. Editorial Board | Morning Sentinel Should trying to escape from the Maine Correctional Center be a capital offense? A proposal before the Legislature’s Criminal Justice and Public Safety Committee could make it one. Guards at the Maine Correctional Center, a medium- and minimum-security prison in Windham, currently have the right to shoot an escaping prisoner who has committed a dangerous crime or who is putting a staff member or another inmate in danger. L.D. 1588 would allow Maine Correctional Center guards to shoot at any escaping inmate solely for the act of escape. The proposal offers a disproportionately severe punishment in response to a relatively low risk, and moving ahead with this bill would be a mistake…
Paco: Education is the answer but what’s the question? Governor Cuomo Launches Initiative to Provide College Classes in New York Prison College degrees for incarcerated individuals will lead to dramatically lower recidivism rates February 16, 2014 Albany, NY — Governor Andrew M. Cuomo today announced a new statewide initiative to give incarcerated individuals the opportunity to earn a college degree through funding college classes in prisons across New York. Studies have shown that investing in college education for prisoners dramatically decreased recidivism rates while saving tax dollars on incarceration costs. Those who earn a college degree while in prison are less likely to end up behind bars again, therefore decreasing the number of inmates in New York state prisons. “Giving men and women in prison the opportunity to earn a college degree costs our state less and benefits our society more,” said Governor Cuomo.
Lifers in Love ACLU lawsuit claims Nebraska prison officials preventing inmates’ marriage By Paul Hammel / Omaha World-Herald LINCOLN — The ACLU of Nebraska claims that the state is preventing two jailbirds from becoming married lovebirds. On Tuesday, the civil rights organization filed a lawsuit against state prison officials contending that they have failed to accommodate the constitutional right to marry of two Nebraska prison inmates, Paul Gillpatrick and Niccole Wetherell. The inmates — who are both serving time for homicide — have offered to pay the costs of transporting them to the same prison for a wedding ceremony, or to finance alternative arrangements, such as using an Internet video link to get married, according to the ACLU.
CDCR releases new handbook for Lifers You really have to hand it to Millicent Tidwell, she gets things done. Take the new Division of Rehabilitation Programs (DRP) offering, “Facing Life: A Handbook for Lifers and Others Serving Lengthy Sentences,” for example. The DRP generously provided Paco a copy of Volume I, “Looking Ahead.” Like everything printed, published or otherwise produced by DRP, “Looking Ahead” prominently declares the tome as the turf of Ms. Tidwell. It seems Millicent Tidwell, Director, California Department of Corrections, Division of Rehabilitative Services wants to make certain as many people as possible are aware Millicent Tidwell is, indeed, Director of CDCR’s Division of Rehabilitative Services. Really, in nearly 3 decades I saw some shameless self promoters come and go but Millicent Tidwell, Director, California Department of Corrections, Division of Rehabilitative Services stands out as the reigning Queen of Me. On the serious side, in state bureaucracies power is measured in terms of the size
Lifers to ride next wave of realignment? CDCR Launches New Rehabilitative Services for Long-Term Offenders CDCR Today SACRAMENTO—The California Department of Corrections and Rehabilitation (CDCR) is launching a pilot program offering targeted rehabilitative services to inmates serving long-term sentences. The Long-Term Offender Pilot Program (LTOPP) provides evidence-based programming during incarceration and services upon release to allow inmates an easier transition back into society. “Due to the length of incarceration, long-term offenders are often not prepared for the significant changes in technology and day-to-day living that have occurred since they were first incarcerated,” said Millicent Tidwell, CDCR Division of Rehabilitative Programs Director. “Giving these offenders the tools they need to be successful in their own rehabilitation both inside and outside prison is imperative.”
Accused child rapist a ’3N’ despite stalking conviction Parolee Accused of Sexually Assaulting 11-year-old Valley News RIVERSIDE – A parolee accused of abducting and sexually assaulting an 11-year-old runaway girl in Riverside was being held without bail today. Eric Dean Boettcher, 34, of Jurupa Valley is being held at the Robert Presley Jail in Riverside on suspicion of aggravated sexual assault of a child, sodomy of a minor, lewd acts on a child, along with numerous related allegations. According to Riverside police, an 11-year-old girl ran away from home last Thursday. Minutes later, as she walked along a roadway, a man later identified as Boettcher stopped his gray pickup and asked the youth if she wanted a ride, which she accepted, said police Lt. Victor Williams.
Fox News: Girl Scout sets up table outside pot shop, sells all While the Girls Scouts of America (GSA) is neutral on the issue of medical marijuana, one sharp scout put 2 and 2 together and decided to go to where the Munchy sufferers congregate: The local Marijuana Dispensary. She sold out, selling dozens more boxes of the treats than she did the following day at the local supermarket. So it would seem the “munchies”
Inmate escapes through toilet–’Remains on the loose!’ Lumpkin inmate removes toilet from wall, escapes from jail By Rodney Thrash | The Atlanta Journal-Constitution Authorities are looking for one of two inmates who escaped Tuesday from the Lumpkin County Detention Center after they removed a toilet from a wall. Officers realized Larry Lavaughan Farmer and William Jeffrey Harris were gone about about 11:35 p.m. Tuesday, Lumpkin authorities said Wednesday… According to officials, the men removed the
SF resident lauded for Receiving Stolen Property Craigslist post leads to stolen bike’s return Vivian Ho | San Francisco Chronicle …Jason Henry woke up Monday morning to find the bicycle he locked up outside his home on San Francisco’s Alamo Square was gone… “I was really bummed out,” said Henry, a freelance photographer for The Chronicle. “It was the second time it happened in six months. I had just gotten that bike maybe three months ago.” But less than 12 hours later, Henry had his bicycle back, thanks to a mix of persistence and a suspicious stranger who said he was sick of seeing theft in the city…he got an e-mail with the subject, “Think I found your ride.” “Was walking downtown and some scumbag sold it to me,” wrote San Francisco resident Ben Schwartz. “I figured I’d try and get it back to its owner…”
CDCR “overstated” overtime needs California fiscal analyst recommends cutting Corrections overtime proposal in half for 2014-15 Jon Ortiz | Sacramento Bee Authorities running California’s prison system have overstated how much money they need next year to cover staff overtime, according to a new report by the Legislature’s nonpartisan fiscal analyst. Using estimates by the Department of Corrections and Rehabilitation, Gov. Jerry Brown’s 2014-15 budget includes $207.2 million to pay correctional officers’ OT. But the Legislative Analyst’s Office suggests that figure is double what it should be and that lawmakers should cut it by $104 million. Prison officials have other ways to fill vacancies…such as using less-expensive permanent intermittent correctional officers.State-paid health care for illegal aliens
Ricardo Lara is a California state senator. He is, at least in theory, the state senator from Bell Gardens. In actual practice he is more often the state senator representing Mexico. He has just proposed SB1005 which would, if passed into law, expand Medi-Cal to cover illegal aliens. I don’t think it will cost him anything politically as his constituency (at least his official constituency) seems to have no trouble spending taxpayers money to make
Our dearly beloved assistant maximum leader, Gavin Newsom, has now fully backed away from his earlier (2011) enthusiastic support for Jerry’s pet white elephant, so-called High-Speed Rail. Newsom appeared on KTTH Radio AM770 out of Seattle on the Ben Shapiro show when he said, “I would take the dollars and redirect it to other, more pressing infrastructure needs.” Clicking here will link to a Capitol Alert piece on this story.
Brigadier General Jeffrey Sinclair’s career is toast. Everybody knows that. The question is will he merely be handed his ass or will he go to prison for the rest of his natural life. Sinclair, 51, is accused of forcible sexual contact with a subordinate officer, a female captain, age 34. He is trying to plead guilty to possession of pornography and watching pornography and soliciting sexually explicit photos from subordinate female military personnel. If his
A transgender student at Hercules Middle-High school was physically and sexually assaulted there yesterday. The 15-year old student, who self-identifies as male, reports that he was pushed into a boys bathroom on the campus, forced into a stall land physically and sexually assaulted. The assault took place on the high school side of the campus and was committed by three male juveniles. Police have not named suspects and are interviewing possible witnesses. The matter is
A former West Sacramento PD officer was found guilty today of 17 various sex offenses while on duty. Sergio Alvarez, 38, targeted druggies and prostitutes during 2011 and 2012. Alvarez claimed the victims were all liars. The jury deadlocked on ten additional counts. He has been in custody for 12 months and will be sentenced on April 4. Clicking here will link to a Sacramento PRAVDA piece on this story.
In his book, “Elliot Ness: The Rise and Fall of An American Hero,” author –journalist Douglas Perry not only describes the glory days when he brought down Al Capone, but also his life of womanizing and alcoholism. Unfortunately, there was a seamier side to Ness than the one portrayed in the 1987 movie, “The Untouchables.” From Mail Online: With the repeal of Prohibition in December 1933, there was no longer a need for such a
Senate rejects Obama’s outrageous nomination of Debi Adegbile to head the Justice Department’s civil rights division On December 9, 1981, Philadelphia PD officer Daniel Faulkner stopped a car driven by William Cook for going the wrong way down a one-way street. Mumia Abu-Jamail, Cook’s older brother, happened to be sitting in a taxi in a parking lot across the street. Abu-Jamail rushed out of the taxi at officer Faulkner. An exchange of gunfire occurred in
The test for mental competence should not rest on a test score, but on a determination of whether the killer knew right from wrong Freddie Hall, 68, has been roosting on Florida’s death row for 35 years. He was sentenced to death for the 1978 kidnapping, rape and murder of a 21-year-old woman who was seven months pregnant. Later, Hall also killed a Florida sheriff’s deputy. In 2002, The U.S. Supreme Court ruled that the
Citizens and governor of California caught trying to prolong incarceration for violent criminals Pro Crime Judge Larry to the rescue, Let murderers out sooner! Richard Krupp, PhD Well known pro-crime advocate, Larry Karlton, working as a federal judge, threw out two laws designed to protect California citizens. Larry thought there was a risk of extended incarceration for his protected group– criminals. One law known as “The Victims’ Bill of Rights” was an easy target for Larry. How could victims possibly have any rights? According to the Sacramento Bee, March 2, 2014: “Proposition 9, a ballot initiative passed by the voters in 2008, and Proposition 89, passed by the voters in 1988, “retrospectively increased punishments, in violation of the Ex Post Facto Clause of the U.S. Constitution,” Karlton declared FridayKrupp Files: The Pro Crime Party Movement in California
Give the criminals what they want –Float on, don’t worry. Richard Krupp, PhD After a number of legal maneuverings California citizens are floating down a path to greater criminal victimization. Given the ass-backwards position of many politicians, judges and lawyers, it is time to label them the Pro Crime Party. This party includes the judges involved in the nonsensical overcrowding/medical case that lead us to “Realignment,” Stephen Reinhardt, Thelton Henderson, and Lawrence Karlton. They think there are too many inmates in California prisons, but they don’t want any inmates sent out of state. Wouldn’t that reduce overcrowding? State Senator Darrell Steinberg would be a member of the Pro Crime party also. He is more interested in the care and comfort of criminals than law abiding citizens. The spokesmen for the Pro Crime Party could be selected from the legal group representing inmates for several years. Don Spector and Michael Bein are always trying to figure
Criminals Commit Crimes after being Re-aligned: A Tidal Wave of Mystery Give us more time and money and we’ll show you what you want to see Richard Krupp, PhD. | PacoVilla.com In the January 10, 2014 article in the Sacramento Bee, The Public Eye: Re-arrest rate unchanged under California prison realignment, several explanations were offered by “experts” for the continued criminal behavior demonstrated by the recently “re-aligned.” The Sacramento Bee found in an analysis of state data; Sixty percent of parolees released to counties from October 2011 through September 2012 were arrested for new offenses within 12 months of leaving prison, the same rate as a comparable population of parolees managed by the state the year before the law took effect. In realignment’s first year, 16 percent of new arrests for county parolees were for violent crimes, including 41 murders. Most arrests of county parolees were for drug and alcohol crimes and property offenses – 64 percent.
God’s Supernatural Responses (Many thanks to Ann and Nelson Romero) After a four-year absence from the workforce, in mid-February 2014, I made a somewhat reluctant change and re-entry into gainful employment with a part-time job as an on-call security agent for Raincross Hospitality Corporation, in Riverside, California. It happened so unexpectedly and fast that I knew it was a divine appointment and opportunity I could not afford to miss. A few weeks before I landed the job, I was sitting in the lobby at church, when a woman acquaintance asked me if I was still looking for part-time work. Not thinking about how she knew that, I replied, “Sure.” When I saw my wife, Linda, at the next service, I told her about the conversation and asked if she had mentioned my job search to anyone. She said, “No.” Although I had applied months ago for work (with no success), I had never mentioned (outside
My Apologies This has been an incredibly hectic week around the Doyle homestead. In fact, I had so much on my plate left unfinished by the end of the week that I had neither the will nor the strength to attempt to write an article about faith. My oversight began with a new part-time job earlier this week on top of all the many to-dos on my ever expanding to-do list. I can only offer my feeble apology and hope that I will be inspired to write something more meaningful for your consumption this coming week. Until then, I am grateful for your forbearance and understanding. God continues to be gracious in spite of my failures and pratfalls. God bless you and keep you in good health. The GadflyIn the Spirit of Love
The True Spirit of Valentine’s Day With the passing of another Valentine’s Day observance, I urge some caution be exercised as with the observance of Christmas: Don’t trivialize the spirit of the day. What I mean to say is that Valentine’s Day (just as with Christmas) is a special observance of something intangible, namely love. Unlike other holidays we observe, Christmas is the observance of a divine act of love sent by an invisible God, and Valentine’s Day (named after a follower of Christ, a martyred saint) focuses on remembering and honoring love by showing affection toward others in a public way. And as with Christmas, Valentine’s Day is often trivialized through commercialism. In my observations of the business-end of February 14th, most commercialized efforts of marketeers and hawkers focus on the purchase for, rather than an observance in, love. Quite often the cheapening of the day through commercialism reduces the significance and meaning, which
Alaska correctional officer, union president sues DOC bosses BY TEGAN HANLON | Anchorage Daily News The president of the Alaska Correctional Officers Association filed a lawsuit against top officials at the Department of Corrections Tuesday alleging repeated harassment. Randall McLellan’s lawsuit targets DOC Commissioner Joe Schmidt and Director of Institutions Bryan Brandenburg and says the men punished him in retaliation for his union advocacy… The lawsuit alleges a series of conflicts starting in 2008 after the union issued a vote of no confidence in Schmidt, who spearheaded staffing cuts. Shortly after the vote, the department started “a secret monitoring file” on McLellan and asked officers to “watch” him, the 13-page lawsuit says. “The file included reports of such trivial matters as failure to say good morning, a failure to verbally respond to a comment and a failure to wear his name tag…”Siamese twins allege employment discrimination
CDCR sued for refusing employment to conjoined brothers Selma Post | Jay Ordaz A set of conjoined twins filed a federal discrimination lawsuit against the California Department of Corrections and Rehabilitation for rejecting their job applications based upon a shared birth defect… Identical twins Abhishek and Omkar Malhotra are joined at the hip, both literally and figuratively. Although surgical separation is a viable option given the otherwise normal, healthy torsos of each, as members of an offshoot branch of Shaivite Hinduism, Abhishek and Omkar believe their condition is a sacred gift from Ganesha, the first Hindu god… In a complaint filed in San Francisco on Monday the Malhotra’s allege CDCR twice rejected them for correctional-officer positions “because of a perceived disability which is actually an exercise of their Constitutionally protected religious tenets.”LA is a great big free-way, now broke
Mickey Kantor used to be the U.S. Commerce Secretary. He is now head of a group called the Los Angeles 2020 Commission, a 13 member panel of civic leaders. The panel concluded that the city is headed for collapse due to incompetent government. Among the problems cited are a much higher than average poverty rate, flat city revenue and a wishful thinking response to the continued economic problems of the city. Among the symptoms are
Accused child rapist a ’3N’ despite stalking conviction Parolee Accused of Sexually Assaulting 11-year-old Valley News RIVERSIDE – A parolee accused of abducting and sexually assaulting an 11-year-old runaway girl in Riverside was being held without bail today. Eric Dean Boettcher, 34, of Jurupa Valley is being held at the Robert Presley Jail in Riverside on suspicion of aggravated sexual assault of a child, sodomy of a minor, lewd acts on a child, along with numerous related allegations. According to Riverside police, an 11-year-old girl ran away from home last Thursday. Minutes later, as she walked along a roadway, a man later identified as Boettcher stopped his gray pickup and asked the youth if she wanted a ride, which she accepted, said police Lt. Victor Williams.Stockton parolee sees his last charge
Stockton racked up homicide #5 yesterday morning on Airport Way near 6th St., an area not unused to violence. The cops spotted a vehicle reported near the scene of the beating of a woman the previous night and pulled it over. The occupant of the car, Donald Haynes, 45, jumped out and charged the cops with a 20 inche bayonet in his hands. The officer shot Haynes three times. Haynes died. Haynes was a parolee
A former guest of the state is under arrest in Orange County on suspicion of attacking five women over a five hour period on Thursday. Ulises Delatorre, 32, is on parole from an attempted murder beef. He also has a lengthy history of gang involved violence. He is believed to have attacked five women in four locations. Two of the women were in town for a half-marathon race when he attacked them as they entered
A former West Sacramento PD officer was found guilty today of 17 various sex offenses while on duty. Sergio Alvarez, 38, targeted druggies and prostitutes during 2011 and 2012. Alvarez claimed the victims were all liars. The jury deadlocked on ten additional counts. He has been in custody for 12 months and will be sentenced on April 4. Clicking here will link to a Sacramento PRAVDA piece on this story.Five cops indicted and suspended
Five SFPD officers were indicted by the feds today and have all been suspended without pay by Chief Greg Suhr. Three of the officers are being charged with illegally entering hotel rooms and intimidating the occupants in violation of their civil rights. Two other officers and one former officer were indicted with various thievery and drug charges. Clicking here will link to a AP story on this subject.Much of King City PD under arrest
About one fourth of the police department of King City, Monterey County, CA, is under arrest including the current chief and the former chief. The group is apparently charged with embezzlement and bribery. Media reports indicated the arrested are former chief of police Nick Baldiviez, current acting chief Bruce Miller, Sergeant Bobby Carrillo, Officer Mario Mottu Sr. and Officer Jaime Andrade. The force has 17 sworn officers. The SO also has an office in King