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Norsworthy’s Dog-Gone Shame

Not only does the LGBT community take the cake in the Inmate Norsworthy case, they also plan to cut and run with the hot dog at taxpayers' expense

Not only does the LGBT community take the cake in the Inmate Norsworthy case, they also plan to cut and run with the hot dog at taxpayers’ expense, as well

The Trans-Gender Train Has Left The Station: My body tells me no

Richard Krupp, PhD
May 26, 2015

I recently heard a news story that is related to one of my recent posts regarding sex change surgery for a California state prison inmate. You may recall the prison system was trying to decide if a court ruling regarding the state paying for the sex change surgery should be pursued.

As it turns out Corrections did appeal the case.

The inmate is serving time at Mule Creek State Prison for murder. Should tax payers foot the bill for the sex change? (more…)

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Paco's Podium

Obama poster
Obama’s Bush-Burning Legacy

No Lack of Intelligence: Destabilizing the Middle East I have been highly critical of this administration’s lack of ability and its critical failures with Middle East policy. While President Obama could fully lay blame on his predecessor for our military presence in Iraq, which he inherited from George W. Bush, six years into his presidency this president now owns his policy failures in the region. To his credit, the president authorized the attack in Pakistan that took out the 9-11 mastermind, Usama Bin Laden. But that happened four years ago this month. Since that time,

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Kim Jong Un waving to his adoring fans because they must adore him
It’s a State-runderul Life

To Infinity and be Hyon What are the true dangers of bigger government? Some might argue entitlement programs. Others could complain about the problematic tax burden of a confiscatory government. Others dislike over-reaching regulations. All concerns would be correct. Yet, the greatest dangers are the restrictions bigger government brings—freedoms which are coerced away, surrendered, or seized through the power of government. The history of bigger government is well-documented and it always ends poorly for the governed. That is why our founding fathers worked so diligently to form a limited federal government through our Constitution. Without

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If State Senator Bob Hertzberg  succeeds in passing this mental illness legislation, will he be held accountable for the blood on his hands?
Bringing on a Whole World of Hertzberg

Recidivism Reduction on the Sly: It will haunt you Richard Krupp, PhD May 14, 2015 For many years, especially since the California Department of Corrections added the word “Rehabilitation” to its name, much legislative and media focus has been directed at the mystical reduction of recidivism-pipe-dream. There are many studies that have supported claims of miracle treatment programs that magically cure the criminals of their criminal tendencies. I have not found any of these studies that can stand up to a good dose of critical scrutiny. Nevertheless, politicians are drawn into various schemes to attain

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Going Brown has a whole new meaning during California's long drought
Go Brown: Remember, Jerry was a Choice

Pray for Rain In California, good governance is difficult to come by these days. This is becoming increasingly more painful and obvious for the California taxpayer. Instead of cutting government spending, our beloved governor pushed for a bullet train project that has no reasonable purpose or budgetary limits. In order to meet federal mandates on prison overcrowding, the governor’s solution was to dump thousands of felons back into the communities, rather than find more housing. And now the coup de grâce of the governor’s managerial prowess comes full circle in his control of the State’s

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A connection to the past can bring perspective to the present
Happier Trails, Howie!

Enjoy Your Retirement, Friend On April 29, 2015, I received an email from Professor Howard “Howie” Katz announcing that he was stepping down from his blogging assignments with PacoVilla.com. As most of the Riders are aware, Howie has been dealing with some medical issues that make typing and writing extremely painful. I gave this announcement a week because Howie has always been so resilient and persevering. After all, for an 88-year-old Howie is amazingly tough. This time he indeed appears serious about stepping down. I am grateful for Howie’s many contributions to this blog and

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Jodi Arias gives a whole new meaning to "a girl with a killer body"
Mystifying Missed Opportunity by Juror-driven Agenda

Ain’t No Use In Feeling Blue, Jodi’s Now a Lifer, Too If ever there was a justification for the State to execute any human being, Arizona’s poster-child, Jodi Arias, has to be close to the top of the list. That being said, sadly Ms. Arias will spend the rest of her morally bankrupt and vacuous life in prison as an alternative. Why does Jodi qualify? By all accounts and court evidence, Jodi is a cold-blooded killer. In 2008, after learning that her boyfriend, a good Mormon boy named Travis Alexander, was planning on ending their

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When a lone wolf attacks again on American soil, will you be the victim?
Radicalized Islamic Terrorism (RIT)

Lone Wolves—Hard to Get Rid of RIT As a general rule, I am not an alarmist. My tendency is to wait and see, be vigilant, and avoid jumping to conclusions. As of late, however, I have come to believe that our world is in grave and imminent danger on such a grand scale that few can hope to escape its catastrophic impact. By comparison to this genuine threat, all Global Warming alarmists appear to be hapless Chicken Littles. Droughts come and go, but the persistent and growing threat of which I speak has unleashed a

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Advocates for prison reform love to stir the pot without considering what the stew contains
Prisons Are Not Playgrounds

Recipe For Prison Harmony, Just Ad-Seg There seems to be a distinct disconnect in the public’s perception of proverbial prison life versus the reality of State-run institutionalized care for criminals. Prison advocacy and special interest groups, as well as political hacks, are often responsible for this confusion. For the sake of argument, let’s simplify some definitions. Criminals are, by the nature of their bad behaviors, bad people. They willingly break laws—a lot of laws. Law-abiding citizens, by the absence of criminal behavior, are good people. Good people generally frown upon law-breaking. Prisons were built by

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"Thank you, Governor Brown, for teaching me the true meaning of rehabilitation!"-Joe Dirtbag
Brown-grading Public Safety

Oh, the irony, Jerry Brown! Whether you knew it or not, Paco had your back! This past Wednesday evening, as a function of my security duties at the Riverside Convention Center, I was assigned to assist Governor Jerry Brown’s protection team for a few hours. How ironic was that! The governor had been scheduled to speak at a dinner hosted by the California Police Chiefs’ Association (CPCA), as the highlight of a week-long training conference in Riverside. There had been no announcements in the press of his scheduled visit, and the convention center was literally

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To Sac Bee writer, Jon Ortiz, we tip our hat in acknowledgement of a true class act!
Well Said, Jon Ortiz!

A Class Act Shortly after arriving in Rocklin, California, to help my brother’s family with funeral arrangements for Jeff, I heard through blogger Howie Katz that Sacramento Bee investigative reporter, Jon Ortiz wanted to write an article about Jeff’s passing. The following Monday, I was able to speak with Jon in about a twenty-minute phone conversation that was very much like talking to an old friend. Jon gave his condolences

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Riders are forever! Living la vida Paco
Paco Site Continues to Ride

Dear Riders, Jeff’s wife, Loni, has asked her son-in-law, Kris Boughton, and me to keep the site running as a legacy to her husband’s memory and all that he accomplished over the past ten-plus years. We are still experiencing some technical glitches with the computer code, which Kris is diligently handling. If the site crashes from time to time, consider it par for the course in the State of California.

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Remembering the fearless, Paco, and his memorable admonition
Paco’s Eulogy

“Don’t Be a Pussy!” [For all the Riders who could not attend, this is the eulogy given by Paco’s brother, Greg, at the memorial service on January 14, 2015, in its entirety. His wife, Loni, wanted to celebrate his life with all of you-ED] Thank you all for being here to mourn and celebrate the life of my brother—your brother—Jeff Doyle. The Doyle family is in your debt for all the prayers, love and support you have poured out over us this past week. We are grateful to God and all of you. If there is

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Jeff Doyle, aka Paco, Rest in Peace brother
A Grief Observed (Updated)

Paco’s Last Ride (Farewell to the Silver Fox) Jeff Doyle (March 16, 1959 – January 7, 2015) [Update: Services for Paco were held on Wednesday, January 14, 2015, at East Lawn Cemetery, 5757 Greenback Lane, Sacramento, at 1:00 p.m. Many thanks to all the Riders who attended- ED]  Please forgive me. I have borrowed the title of author C.S. Lewis’ book on the death of his wife in order to announce the passing of my brother, Jeff Doyle (aka: Paco), from an apparent heart attack in his home on Wednesday evening. He leaves behind his

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Budget

bankruptcy3 Judge rules against San Berdoo creditors

U. S. Bankruptcy Court Judge Meredith Jury ruled last week against two bond creditors in the bankruptcy of the city of San Bernardino.  The two creditors, Ambac Assurance Corp and EEPK, a bank based in Luxemborg, are annoyed that the city is being allowed to make its full payment to CalPERS, which of course results in a smaller pie to be sliced up by the creditors.  The two creditors are

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BudgetEgg[1],jpg A bunch of billions

Jerry announced his budget proposal for the next fiscal year today.  The general fund budget proposal is a record $115.3 billion. The state is getting about $7 billion more than original estimates indicated due to the increasingly favorable overall financial situation.  By way of new spending Jerry plans on, among other things, $380 million in income tax credits for very poor people and $62 million for Medi-Cal for illegal aliens

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BudgetEgg[1],jpg Norco gets no respect

The state senate of the formerly great state of California has called the Norco facility a dilapidated and rodent-infested hole and has recommended that CDCr close it down.  (Maybe they can move the 2,400 resident criminals into housing within the senate office building.  That would be cool with me.) The state originally planned to close the old dump down by the end of this year but are now backing away

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Bob's Blotter

BobsBlotter The boys in Stockton again being demonstrative

There were four separate shootings in the gang-infested burg of Stockton yesterday, leaving a total of 7 people with non-standard holes in their bodies.  None of the shootings appears to be related to any others, and none of the victims seems likely to go toes-up.  There hasn’t been a fatal shooting in Stockton in a couple of weeks.  Whether that is a testament to modern medical care or something else

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BobsBlotter Cop murdered in New Orleans yesterday

A Housing Authority of New Orleans (HANO) police officer was shot to death in the pre-dawn hours in New Orleans on Sunday.  He was apparently shot through the side window of his police car, which continued on a distance until it hit a curb.  The officer was found by another officer from that department.  The shooting occurred in a new construction area.  There are no known witnesses and it isn’t even known when the shooting occurred.  The identity of the dead officer has not yet been released. Clicking here will link to a WWL-TV news

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iStockPhoto SLC Minilypse-Judicial Court DUI bumped up to murder

A Livermore man was charged with two counts of 2nd Degree Murder in the death of a woman and an infant in Livermore on May 2. Brian Jones, 35, had a BAC of 0.14 at the time of the crash.  He ran down Esperanza Morales, 40, and her 14-month old daughter while smashing into the side of an apartment building just before 7 pm. He had previously been charged with

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Katz Litterbox

katz-litter4 Memorial Day Police Chase Ends At Barbeque Grill

Half-hour chase of burglar by LAPD ends at Chanel Washington’s family barbeque When South Los Angeles homeowners returned to their house around 3 p.m. on Memorial Day they noticed signs that they had been burglarized. When LAPD officers responded to their call they observed a man in the alley behind the home. The suspect jumped into a red Honda and took off with the cops in pursuit. The chase started

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katz-litter4 Professor David Kirk’s ‘Amazing’ Discovery

The Oxford University sociology professor discovered that dispersing parolees away from crime-infested neighborhoods reduces the parole recidivism rate David Kirk, a sociology professor at Britain’s prestigious Oxford University, apparently had a lot of money and time to prove what he most certainly had to have already known – that parolees who are released to crime-infested neighborhoods have a high recidivism rate, but if they are dispersed to crime-free neighborhoods, the

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katz-litter4 Oops, That Didn’t Work Out Too Well !!

A highly decorated 26 year veteran of LAPD is in trouble for trying to keep a potential jumper from committing suicide by tasering him, but oops, he fell off the roof to his death Stephen Scallon is a 26year veteran of the Los Angeles Police Department. According to the Los Angeles Times: Scallon received the agency’s highest honor, the Medal of Valor, and was recognized at the White House for

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Krupp Files

Not only does the LGBT community take the cake in the Inmate Norsworthy case, they also plan to cut and run with the hot dog at taxpayers' expense Norsworthy’s Dog-Gone Shame

The Trans-Gender Train Has Left The Station: My body tells me no Richard Krupp, PhD May 26, 2015 I recently heard a news story that is related to one of my recent posts regarding sex change surgery for a California state prison inmate. You may recall the prison system was trying to decide if a court ruling regarding the state paying for the sex change surgery should be pursued. As it turns out Corrections did appeal the case. The inmate is serving time at Mule Creek State Prison for murder. Should tax payers foot the

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Former LA County Undersheriff Paul Tanaka faces a federal indictment with a smile Opening Pandora’s Box

FBI Plays Hide-and-Seek with Sheriff: Lightning in a bottle treatment program Richard Krupp, PhD May 21, 2015 According to recent news articles, the Los Angeles Sheriff’s operation of county jails is under FBI scrutiny. Indictments were handed down recently involving former high ranking officials. I recall that former California Department of Corrections executive Terri McDonald moved over to the Sheriff’s Department to manage custody operations a couple of years ago. I don’t recall her being the kind of person you would want “backing” you up. Good luck to the new Sheriff.

Jose Felon wonders why his job interview as a bank-teller resulted in a teller triggering a silent alarm and the cops pointing guns at him Self-inflicted Collateral Effects

Helping Criminals Avoid the Consequences of Criminal Behavior: It’s 1 a.m., we lost control. Let’s make mistakes—Get it? Richard Krupp, PhD May 20, 2015 Criminal advocates are always looking for ways to help criminals avoid the consequences associated with the crimes they commit. Recent efforts include, changing felonies into infractions, parole violations into “flash incarceration,” treatment programs instead of incarceration, get out of prison “lotteries,” and now removing the stain on the criminal resume. The advocacy premise contends that no criminal should have to suffer the stigma of having a criminal record, so to speak.

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GADFLY Open

Life's cycle is evident: Even a seed must be sacrificed (and cease being a seed) for anything to grow from it. In Memorium

 On This Memorial Day For the record, Pacovilla.com honors the service of our American military, as well as law enforcement personnel, who have paid the ultimate price by laying down their lives in service to our country and communities. On this Memorial Day, please remember to say a prayer for all the families of those whose loved ones have passed into eternity through their personal sacrifices to maintain our freedoms here at home. God Bless all who have served and sacrificed. God Bless those on active duty. LORD, be a shield about them all.

Obama poster Obama’s Bush-Burning Legacy

No Lack of Intelligence: Destabilizing the Middle East I have been highly critical of this administration’s lack of ability and its critical failures with Middle East policy. While President Obama could fully lay blame on his predecessor for our military presence in Iraq, which he inherited from George W. Bush, six years into his presidency this president now owns his policy failures in the region. To his credit, the president authorized the attack in Pakistan that took out the 9-11 mastermind, Usama Bin Laden. But that happened four years ago this month. Since that time,

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What is the origin of mankind? Benign or divine? The Invisible God Of Origin

It Just So Happened: Benign or Divine? One of the most important aspects of my Christian faith (aside from my belief in a singular, omniscient Creator) is understanding my personal relationship to the One who created me. I have found this understanding to be very much in conflict with the man-made notions of self and identity. My faith-relationship, in the most general terms, begins with recognizing how I was created. The anti-religious/secular worldview claims I am a random chance. The random-accident theory of “how life began”—a man-made theory (originally espoused by some men), the brainchild

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Unions

capitol Threats against staff

AB293 is a proposal by Marc Levine (D-San Rafael).  If it passes into law it would require that CDCr establish uniform guidelines for the investigation and administrative handling of threats made against staff.  This proposal, which is supported by CCPOA, passed the Assembly Public Safety Committee (normally a graveyard of public safety proposals) by a vote of 6-0 so it might actually get somewhere. Clicking here will link to a

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BobsNewsflash[1],jpg Jerry to state workers…BOHICA

Yup, “Bend over, here it comes again” is, or at least may, be the word from Governor Brown to state workers and retirees.  Jerry wants to “offer” a lower-cost health plan with a MUCH higher deductible tied to a health savings account.  Right now there is no real information about how much cost savings would likely be attached to such an arrangement, for either the state as an employer or

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BobsNewsflash[1],jpg Same old same old in Stockton

The City of Stockton has just emerged from bankruptcy and things are back to being contentious and unpleasant. The Stockton Unified teachers union has just taken a strike vote.  About 88% of the members voted.  Of those, about 97% voted to strike if necessary.  The PERB is starting a fact-finding procedure in the matter. Also, Jessica Glynn, formerly the head of the city Office of Violence prevention, who was recently

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Gold Star Parolee

GoldStarLogo Parolee guilty in investigator murder

Randy Alana, 58, was found guilty today by a jury in Oakland in the murder of Sandra Coke, 50, nearly two years ago. Coke was a investigator for the Federal Public Defender system.  She had a relationship with Alana 20 years back and Alana was the father of her teen-age daughter.  They had reconnected and that situation obviously didn’t turn out well for Ms. Coke. Information from Coke’s cell phone

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iStockPhoto SLC Minilypse-Judicial Court Lost and found

It seems that a man who was in “parole custody” escaped successfully, though briefly, from custody in Van Nuys yesterday. The as-yet unnamed parolee was caught a couple of blocks away from the police station, still wearing handcuffs.  From the very brief CBS piece linked here it isn’t terribly clear who had actual custody of him at the police station or how he managed to get out of the building

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GoldStarLogo PAL not so friendly

A parolee-at-large was arrested Wednesday evening after attacking a man on Milton St. in the crime-infested burg of Stockton. Thomas Lowe, 19, had some sort of beef with the victim.  At some point Lowe pulled out a 8″ toadsticker.  Lowe tried to stab the man but missed, then threw the knife at his victim.  That also missed and Lowe fled, but later returned (maybe to retrieve his knife?).  He was

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Bad Apples

Former LA County Undersheriff Paul Tanaka faces a federal indictment with a smile Opening Pandora’s Box

FBI Plays Hide-and-Seek with Sheriff: Lightning in a bottle treatment program Richard Krupp, PhD May 21, 2015 According to recent news articles, the Los Angeles Sheriff’s operation of county jails is under FBI scrutiny. Indictments were handed down recently involving former high ranking officials. I recall that former California Department of Corrections executive Terri McDonald moved over to the Sheriff’s Department to manage custody operations a couple of years ago. I don’t recall her being the kind of person you would want “backing” you up. Good luck to the new Sheriff.

katz-litter4 Houston’s 2009 Officer Of The Year Now A Los Zetas Cocaine Trafficker

Houston police officer Noe Juarez got busted by the Feds for trafficking cocaine since 2012 for the Los Zetas drug cartel The Feds announced April 8 that Houston police officer Noe Juarez has been indicted for “conspiracy to distribute five kilos or more of cocaine” and “conspiracy to possess firearms in connection with a drug trafficking offense.” The indictment came out of New Orleans and Juarez was busted April 7

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iStockPhoto SLC Minilypse-Judicial Court Suspended cop lands in trouble again

A suspended police officer from San Pablo landed in hot water in San Francisco  last Wednesday. Officer Ken White, 32,, of Vallejo, was busted by the SFPD about 1430 hours on Wednesday at Seventh and Howard Streets.  Cops had been tipped to a drug transaction there and White was spotted apparently making a drug buy. When the cops swooped on his 1992 Mustang he had a gun, dope and a

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