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Parolee detained by family, faces rape charges

Kudos: Hanford’s Velasquez Family no enablers

All in the  Family Velasquez did what decent people do when one of their own commits a heinous crime: They gave him up.

All in the Family Velasquez did what decent people do when one of their own commits a heinous crime: They gave him up.

Parole violation turns into sexual assault arrest

Shannon Williams | Hanford Sentinel

HANFORD — Police say a man who was arrested for a parole violation Monday was discovered to be a possible suspect of a rape committed in Tulare…25-year-old Joseph Velasquez was taken into custody for violating his parole and later turned over to the Tulare Police Department for an investigation into a sexual assault.

Police first contacted Velasquez around 8 p.m., after officers were called to the Hanford Burger King for a report of an intoxicated man.

When officers arrived they found Velasquez being held to the ground by two men, later identified as his family members.

The men told police that Velasquez had cut off his parole issued ankle bracelet and the two had confronted him to talk about turning himself in… (more…)

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Brown signs ‘Jail Stay Savings Time’ for illegal’s sake

Does anybody really know what time is? Last week Governor Brown signed SB1310 into law, limiting the maximum penalty for misdemeanor convictions to 364 days in jail. As such, California limbos under the bar requiring states to cooperate in the deportation of illegal aliens convicted of misdemeanors–Effective 2015 illegal aliens jailed for misdemeanors need no longer worry about ejection from the country they unlawfully entered to commit crime. In other words, as of New Year’s Day, the Jail Year is born–it will no longer be possible to do an actual year in jail. Unless, that

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Utah Parole Agent Clint Lund, left, confronts armed suspect Jason Burr.  Seconds later, Lund shot Burr 3 times, resolving the matter.
Utah parole agent caps armed man in hospital lobby

Videos show action behind the scene, shooting 3 shots, 3 hits, 1 pacified idiot Submitted for your approval are 2 videos, the soundtrack being badly out of sync, of the shooting of an armed man in a North Park, Utah hospital lobby. 2 views are provided: the lobby where the shooting happened and the back office from where parole agents verbally engaged the suspect, summoned police and planned their response. Two parole agents were at the hospital providing security over an offender being treated there. The suspect, 34 year old Justin Burr, entered the lobby armed with

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Weird Al Yankovich's latest  send up skewers the current trend mangling the English language.
Word Crime proliferates

 Yankovich’s latest video a lesson to many This morning I came across an article castigating musical parody master Weird Al Yankovich for his latest spoof, “Word Crimes,” a send-up of the Robin Thicke tune “Blurred Lines.” The parody is clearly intended to entertain while simultaneously castigating Americans for an unending assault on the English language.  However, Kevin Gallagher, in a FirstThings.com article, objects strenuously to what he deems a pedantic, unnecessary, mean spirited assault on people who aren’t very smart–Only a person who isn’t very smart could watch the embedded video and/or read the attached lyrics

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Unprincipled principal smuggled dope for inmates

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Scott Carney was the point man as CDCR "blew its budgets or failed to deliver timely reports to lawmakers."  Small wonder the compulsive spenders in Stockton want him.
Bankrupt Stockton gives CDCR’s Carney job, 50k raise

$192k annual payments for city’s new dump-truck CDCR deputy leaving for Stockton administration job Jon Ortiz  |  Sacramento Bee Scott Carney, who sometimes endured withering criticism from lawmakers for his department’s perceived inefficiencies, is leaving his administrative post at the Department of Corrections and Rehabilitation to become a deputy city manager for Stockton… Carney is stepping down from state job that paid him $143,774 last year as director of Corrections’ Division of Administrative Services to take a city job with an annual salary of $192,000. Administrative Services has an annual operating budget of $178 million

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A conspiracy between WALLmart guards and inmates involved dozens of contraband filled footballs tossed onto the yard.
The Dirtiest Guards

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ReunifyingPrisonFamilies
Family unification program excludes men: So what?

Intercourse makes children, Responsible adults make families Suit charges California prison program discriminates against men Denny Walsh | Sacramento Bee A California prisons program meant to expedite the reunification of inmates with their families – but which excludes male prisoners – is being challenged in federal court as discriminatory… An inmate enrolled in the Alternative Custody Program receives a day off her sentence for each day she participates. The inmate is released from prison and allowed to live in a residential home, transitional care facility, or residential drug treatment program for the remainder of her sentence.

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Detroit thugs are wary of armed citizens, says Police Chief
Detroit Chief: Give Pieces a Chance

Detroit police chief says armed citizens are curbing crime Jessica Chasmar | The Washington Times Detroit has experienced 37 percent fewer robberies than it did last year, and Police Chief James Craig is crediting armed citizens for the drop. “Criminals are getting the message that good Detroiters are armed and will use that weapon,” Chief Craig, who has been an open advocate for private gun ownership, told The Detroit News in an interview. “I don’t want to take away from the good work our investigators are doing, but I think part of the drop in

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Landscape water 3 or more times a week, Direct application of water to wash sidewalks and driveways.

• Landscape irrigation that causes runoff to streets and gutters.

• Washing a motor vehicle using a hose without a shut-off nozzle.

• Using drinkable water in a decorative fountain unless it recirculates the water.
Water waste now a criminal offense

Use a squirt gun, Go to prison? California adopts $500 criminal penalty for water waste Matt Weiser | Sacramento Bee It will now be considered a criminal act to waste water in California. …the State Water Resources Control Board took the unprecedented step of declaring certain types of water waste a criminal infraction similar to a speeding violation. Water use deemed excessive – such as allowing landscape watering to spill into streets, and hosing off sidewalks and driveways – can be subject to fines of $500 per day… Residential and business water use in California rose

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CHP Commissioner Joseph Farrow
Commish: Beating shows CHiPs need more training

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Offender Recognition Day?

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Smoke III
Mr. Smoke’s pot plot source of Shasta’s Bully fire

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Budget

ballot-box Retiree votes may be crucial in the motor city bankruptcy

An important vote is taking place now in Detroit.  City retirees will are being asked to cut their pensions and retirement benefits.  All non-uniformed personnel will, if the vote is approved, have their pension cut 4.5% and their COLA disappear.  Also some of the COLA will go away for peace officers and fire fighters.  If

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Now that all but the most liberal of counties, counties that receive disproportionate funding under AB109 Brown: Realignment just needs time, $2 billion

Gov. Jerry Brown’s prison reforms haven’t lived up to his billing PAIGE ST. JOHN | Los Angeles Times Nearly 15 months after launching what he called the “boldest move in criminal justice in decades,” Gov. Jerry Brown declared victory over a prison crisis… Diverting thousands of criminals from state prisons into county jails and probation departments not only had eased crowding, he said, but also reduced costs, increased safety and improved rehabilitation. “The prison emergency is over in California,” Brown said in early 2013. The numbers tell a different story.

justice City of Detroit vs. United Nations?

There is something interesting developing in the morally and fiscally bankrupt city of Detroit. About 50% of the customers of the city Water and Sewerage Dept. are in arrears on their bills.  This is a big deal as you might imagine.  Therefore, the city is starting to cut off service to customers.  It is also

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Bob's Blotter

BobsBlotter Baseball bat attack leaves USC student dead

Four teenagers are now in the slammer for the murderous attack on a USC graduate student as he walked home from a study group. Xinran Ji, 24, was one of two victims of the group that day.  He was beaten in the head with a baseball bat in an apparent robbery attempt.  He managed to

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iStockPhoto SLC Minilypse-Judicial Court Motel homicide over ink

Tattoos can be dangerous it would seem, at least it was in the case of Carlos Cetina, 24. Cetina was shot to death in a motel in Hayward on June 5.  The suspected shooter, Pedro Cruz, 34, of Hayward, was arrested on July 18 in Vegas. Cetina rented a room at the Budget Inn, where

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BobsBlotter Good outcome, high price

This is so new that there is almost no actual information on it.  Earlier today a fugitive apprehension team in New York City went after a wanted sex offender in the West Village.  The situation went sideways and two US Marshals and one city cop were shot and wounded.  The wanted sex offender was terminally

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Katz Litterbox

katz-litter4 The Luckiest ‘Killer’ In New York

A NY appellate court overturns a murder conviction because the killer’s mother couldn’t find a seat inside the courtroom during jury selection On March 9, 2008, Daniel Floyd, 23, gunned down Leon Hill during a dice game in Brooklyn. The two had argued over money on the crap table. Floyd split, but returned 20 minutes

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katz-litter4 The Politically Correct Can’t Take A Joke

A sign placed in a bar’s window that included a reference to Irish drunks, offended a lot of people, but probably not the Irish It just goes to show that the politically correct crowd can’t take a joke. The people that objected to the sign need to get a life. NO YAPPING MUTTS NO IRISH

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katz-litter4 Joel Edouard Should Have Watched Where He Was Stepping

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Krupp Files

JusticeTakesABreak Krupp Files: After Murder…

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"And what do you see in this picture?" Krupp Files: Killing therapy

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MagicalMysteryMedicalFacility The Magical Mystery Medical Facility

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GADFLY Open

Are you prepared to face impendingdisaster? Do You Know the Drill?

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Ultimately, God makes it possible for all departures and arrivals Departures and Arrivals

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Martyrs Trivial Pursuits*

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Unions

justice Wrongful termination

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gone-fishin Retired chapter meeting

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Jail Officers were not included in regular 'Townhall" meetings with the Black Guerrilla Family  conducted to '  quote' Gangster summits held to ‘run the jail more efficiently’

Stakeholder summits sack security Officer alleges jail leaders held town hall meetings with BGF Discussions aimed at resolving problems and improving management, officer told FBI Ian Duncan | The Baltimore Sun Management at the Baltimore jail held “town hall meetings” with Black Guerrilla Family gang members to get tips on how to better operate the institution… The allegation, contained in recently filed court documents, is the latest portrayal of the gang’s extensive influence at the jail before federal authorities stepped in last year. Since then, 14 corrections officers and 10 gang members have pleaded guilty.

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Gold Star Parolee

All in the  Family Velasquez did what decent people do when one of their own commits a heinous crime: They gave him up. Parolee detained by family, faces rape charges

Kudos: Hanford’s Velasquez Family no enablers Parole violation turns into sexual assault arrest Shannon Williams | Hanford Sentinel HANFORD — Police say a man who was arrested for a parole violation Monday was discovered to be a possible suspect of a rape committed in Tulare…25-year-old Joseph Velasquez was taken into custody for violating his parole and later turned over to the Tulare Police Department for an investigation into a sexual assault. Police first contacted Velasquez around 8 p.m., after officers were called to the Hanford Burger King for a report of an intoxicated man. When officers arrived

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GoldStarLogo Parolee arrested in murderous attack in Vallejo

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BobsBlotter LA TIMES sues CDCr over records access

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Bad Apples

Jail Officers were not included in regular 'Townhall" meetings with the Black Guerrilla Family  conducted to '  quote' Gangster summits held to ‘run the jail more efficiently’

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3 York County PA CO's are accused of official oppression by coercing inmates into performing juvenile stunts. 3 CO Stooges: Inmates consented to ‘official oppression’

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DRAKO CMF K-9 Team snags 1,000th cellphone

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