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CDCR Loses Big Game of Solitaire

SHU could not ask for a nicer group of inmates to gain more privileges

SHU could not ask for a nicer group of inmates to gain more privileges

Settlement to Make Pelican Bay a Kinder, Gentler SHU

In California, the great criminal manipulation of this decade was awarded to the hunger-strikers of the Pelican Bay SHU (Secured Housing Unit.) One of the most effective programs to impact organized crime on the streets (by restricting gang member shot-callers inside California State prisons) appears to have been scuttled by legal advocacy.

In spite of arguments offered by CCPOA that violence will rise as the result of this settlement, the agreement will go forward, and there will be a cost in blood as a result.

Solitary confinement, isolating key-players in the structure of validated prison gangs, effectively minimized the reach of two prison gangs—the Mexican Mafia (EME) and the Nazi Low Riders (NLR)—on Southern California Streets. I remember the intelligence that tied many Inland Empire Hispanic street gangs directly to the shot-callers inside CDCR’s facilities, as well as the rise of the NLR when the Aryan Brotherhood leadership was isolated by federal prosecutions.

In the mid-1990s, when CDCR began locking those high-rollers down in isolation in conjunction with federal RICO prosecutions of interstate narcotics trafficking, violent street gang activity dropped precipitously. I have no first hand knowledge of the impact inside prison with SHU segregation, but I imagine it was significant. (more…)

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SHU could not ask for a nicer group of inmates to gain more privileges
CDCR Loses Big Game of Solitaire

Settlement to Make Pelican Bay a Kinder, Gentler SHU In California, the great criminal manipulation of this decade was awarded to the hunger-strikers of the Pelican Bay SHU (Secured Housing Unit.) One of the most effective programs to impact organized crime on the streets (by restricting gang member shot-callers inside California State prisons) appears to have been scuttled by legal advocacy. In spite of arguments offered by CCPOA that violence will rise as the result of this settlement, the agreement will go forward, and there will be a cost in blood as a result. Solitary

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If this photo is any percursor of  Vester Flanagan's murderous ambush, not only was he an angry Black male, but also an unhappy gay man
The Tale of Virginia’s Violent Vester and New Mexico’s New-hire Molester

Who Keeps Statistics on Gay Violence Against Straights? Two news stories jumped off the news wire this week that highlighted a previously taboo subject as well as politically incorrect topic: Gay criminal violence against straights. In our politically correct world, who keeps statistics on gay violence against straights? The most visibly horrific story occurred in Virginia involving the shooting death of a straight news reporter and her straight cameraman by a gay ex-news station co-worker, who captured his crimes on his cell phone and posted them on social media sites before committing suicide. The other

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If Black Lives Matter, why do so many young Black males illegally carry guns?
Bad Press, Militant Activism, Policing, and the Public Trust

The Least Bit Culpable when Black Lives Matter When I first joined police work in the summer of 1979, I repeatedly heard from my superiors, as well as from my academy instructors, that policing was much like being a goldfish inside a fish bowl. The premise was that, unlike any other profession, you were constantly being watched by members of the public (citizens as well as criminals) and elements of the press. This became particularly important to remember on the graveyard shift because of stringers (news-for-sale videographers who used police scanners to jump hot police

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Paroled and coming to a public restroom near you
Jerry Brown: Realignment to Avoid Sexual Reassignment

Murderer “Transgender Jeff” Norsworthy granted parole Proving once again that Democrats are more concerned about money than public safety, Governor Jerry Brown did nothing—NOTHING—to oppose the parole of convicted murderer and transgender inmate Jeffrey (aka: Michelle) Norsworthy (Fox News link to story http://tinyurl.com/nt2juoz.) The most likely grant of parole avoided a costly decision handed down by an appellate judge that the State owed Jeffrey a costly sex change operation on the taxpayer dime. Imagine that! A convicted murderer is granted parole in order to avoid having the State foot the bill for a sex change inside

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The trend in 2015 is that cops are more likely to die at the hands of armed Black males
2015 Trend: Cops More Likely to be Killed by Armed Black Males

Badge-Profiling: Death by Gunfire In all probability, I will be accused of being a racist for mentioning this trend. In all likelihood, our government will never make any correlation concerning this information because it is unfavorable politically and could be blown out of proportion because of its statistical certainty. That would embarrass the left-friendly race-baiters who are the darlings of the press. If only a reasonable discussion could be had in the public arena of debate. Is it too much to ask for an investigative reporter or media outlet to do some checking—connect the dots

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Due to a medical issue, our good friend and blogger, Howie Katz, will be away from his keyboard for awhile
True Facts On Number Of Imprisoned Drug Offenders

Obama is either deliberately lying or ignorant of the true facts when he declares that the imprisonment of nonviolent drug offenders is “the real reason our prison population is so high” When President Obama addressed the NAACP annual convention in Philadelphia July 14, he bemoaned the high incarceration rate of black nonviolent drug offenders and called for reform of the criminal justice system. He blamed our mass incarceration on the large number of nonviolent drug offenders sent to prison. Obama also said that mass incarceration prevents too many people, especially minority men, from contributing to

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The first warning about Planned Parenthood came from disclosures by Dr. Deborah (Death-knell) Nucatola in a secretly taped video
Sirens of the Lamb(orghinis)

Planned Parenthood’s Femme Fatales Exposed! A Win-win for Women! Perhaps morality in America is beyond repair. Still, as a man of faith, I remain hopeful. In spite of attempts to deny, distract, and distance themselves from a looming scandal, liberals, especially the liberal press, cannot counter the alarming disclosures coming from the mouths of the upper echelon of Planned Parenthood. These Mermaids of Monstrous Surgeries (MOMS) have been caught on secretly videotaped discussions (by a pro-life group) boasting openly about using other women to turn profits from harvested human baby parts for scientific research. As

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The findings are in on AB109 and the monkey business of realignment
Monkey Business: AB 109 and Relative Realignment

CDCR Outcome Study–Numbers Are Down Everywhere We Look: There must be something in the water–A Monster with Two Heads Richard Krupp, PhD. July 21, 2015 I recently had an opportunity to read the latest research report from the Department of Corrections that looks at recidivism (returned-to-prison) rates. I would like to summarize the findings regarding drug treatment programs and realignment as I see it. There are other breakdowns that are interesting, but I’ll save those for another time. For those who might want to read the entire report, the attached link will help you find

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Coming Soon to Your Town: Mexican criminal aliens are riding the gravy train of lax federal immigration enforcement.
Illegal Immigration: What Should Never Have Happened

When the Alarms Sound, There is a Fire As has been previously stated at Pacovilla.com, the rule of law and the enforcement of law are both the boundaries of good conduct as well as the sanctions for bad conduct. No murderer was ever prevented from taking a human life by the notion of law anymore than a motorist was prevented from speeding down the freeway by a posted speed limit sign. However, enforcement of the law often changes behavior and consistent enforcement generally minimizes lawlessness. One need only take a glance across our southern border

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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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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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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 Greek parliament buys into austerity program

The Greek parliament voted last night to accept the austerity program that was more-or-less forced upon it by other members of the E U.  Even so, pretty much everybody involved agrees that this will only buy them some maneuvering time and that, at the current level of debt, Greece still can not pay its outstanding debts. The newly approved program still has to be approved by the governments of some

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greek Rioting in the streets

As I write this the Greek police are battling with rioters in the streets.  Tear gas and riot batons are much in evidence.  The Greek parliament is supposed to vote today on their acceptance or non-acceptance of the E U bailout terms.  Either way the average person on the street is going to get hosed.   That is the trouble with socialism, eventually you run out of other people’s money to

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bankruptcy3 Greek referendum…and why you should care

Originally the pollsters were predicting the Greek referendum on the possible EU bailout was going to be very close.  It wasn’t.  It went more than 60% to the NO side.  Essentially the Greek public in a non-binding referendum told their government to tell the EU to kick rocks. Those of you who follow such things will know that a week ago the U S stock market dropped about 300 points, largely on news that the negotiations between the IMF, the EU and the Greek government were going not well at all. The Euro has now

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Bob's Blotter

iStockPhoto SLC Minilypse-Judicial Court Three NorCal C/Os charged with homicide in prisoner death (Updated)

Three Santa Clara County Correctional Officers are being charged with homicide according to broadcast news reports today. The dead guy is Michael Tyree, 31.  He is apparently something of a 5150 who is well-known to local cops and is a frequent flyer at the jail.  He was doing his usual five days for petty theft (remember that petty theft with a prior is no longer a felony in the formerly

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justice Lawsuit announced in Kate Steinle murder

The family of Kate Steinle, who was gunned down by a multiple=repeat illegal alien multiple returnee who has been protected by San Francisco’s sanctuary city policy and the incompetence and political correctness of the Obama administration has announced that they are suing both the city and the feds in the death. Unfortunately I suspect strongly that this will go nowhere.  I am not a lawyer but I think they will

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BobsBlotter Gun sting gets bystander killed

A gun by sting in the Big Apple ended up with a dead innocent bystander on Friday. The NYPD was running a gun buy sting in the city of Mt. Vernon when the alleged seller decided to rip off the cash from the undercover officer instead.  The cop managed to shoot the suspect but he also shot and killed Felix Kumi, 61, who was walking down the street minding his

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Katz Litterbox

katz-litter4 Father Apologizes For Daughter’s ‘Sick And Despicable’ Tweet

Sam Houston State University student tweeted that Deputy Goforth deserved to be assassinated, as well as her support of ‘Black Lives Matter’ “I can’t believe so many people care about a dead cop and NO ONE has thought to ask what he did to deserve it. He had creepy perv eyes…” Thus tweeted Sam Houston State University student Monica Foy shortly after Harris County Sheriff’s Deputy Darren Goforth was shot

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katz-litter4 Disabled Man Shoots Burglar With Gun bought Same Day

After four burglaries within six years, wheelchair-bound Harvey Lembo got fed up, bought a revolver and shot a burglar later that night Harvey Lembo, 67, of Rockland, Maine, is disabled and wheelchair bound. His apartment had been burglarized four times within six years. Fed up, he followed a neighbor’s suggestion to get a gun. On Monday he bought a revolver and later that night he bagged a burglar. Lembo was

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katz-litter4 Outraged At The Lack Of Outrage

Why are there mass protests across the country when the police kill black lawbreakers but not when lawbreakers kill a cop? When a police officer is murdered in the line of duty anywhere in this country, a part of American society dies with him! On the night of April 28, Deputy Darren Goforth, 47, a married father of two and a 10-year veteran of the Harris County Sheriff’s Department, was gunned down at a Houston area gas station as he was refueling his patrol car. It was an unprovoked assassination. The shooter simply walked up

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Krupp Files

Claude, did you oui-oui in my canteen? It tasted funny and now I dare not breathe Foreign Matters Plaguing San Quentin and Californians

Death Row and Legionnaires? Shock me like an electric eel, Lady Justice Richard Krupp, PhD September 3, 2015 Should two criminal justice-related events underway in California be connected? Maybe one problem could help reduce another problem. Arguments began this week regarding the constitutionality of the death penalty in California, while Legionnaires disease apparently infected some inmates at San Quentin State Prison. In an odd twist of irony, the disease has not impacted inmates on death row. Wouldn’t that be a stretch of imagination if the potentially deadly disease could accomplish something that the legal system

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The public should not expect misconduct from those to whom public funds are entrusted. The Madness of Misconduct

Prison-employee misconduct; money and drugs: Am I out of touch? Am I out of my place? Richard Krupp, PhD September 1, 2015 Given the large number of employees working in the prison system there are bound to be a number of people involved in suspect behavior. Sometimes the antics they are involved in seem almost comical. Often rational thought processes are suspended or arrogance, connected with positions of power, take over. Perhaps it is merely a momentary lapse in judgment and common sense? At any rate, some of these misdeeds make the news.

Is there a double-standard being applied in the White House, or are ex-cons just swimming with bigger sharks? Chicago-style Politics: Swimming With the Bigger Sharks

Of Ex-Cons and Presidents: Life” turn-arounds” in the White House Richard Krupp, PhD August 27, 2015 Recently the President stated: “The people in our prisons have made some mistakes—and sometimes big mistakes—they are also Americans, and we have to make sure that as they do their time and pay back their debt to society that we are increasing the possibility that they can turn their lives around.” I guess he wants people to treat former inmates like anyone else–not like ex-cons. At least that’s what he says. How do his words match his actions?

GADFLY Open

SHU could not ask for a nicer group of inmates to gain more privileges CDCR Loses Big Game of Solitaire

Settlement to Make Pelican Bay a Kinder, Gentler SHU In California, the great criminal manipulation of this decade was awarded to the hunger-strikers of the Pelican Bay SHU (Secured Housing Unit.) One of the most effective programs to impact organized crime on the streets (by restricting gang member shot-callers inside California State prisons) appears to have been scuttled by legal advocacy. In spite of arguments offered by CCPOA that violence will rise as the result of this settlement, the agreement will go forward, and there will be a cost in blood as a result. Solitary

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If there is a God, why would He allow pain and suffering? Exploring a Standard of Judgment

The Problem of Pain (and Suffering) “We can ignore even pleasure. But pain insists upon being attended to. God whispers to us in our pleasures, speaks in our conscience, but shouts in our pains: it is his megaphone to rouse a deaf world.” ― C.S. Lewis, The Problem of Pain This week is another offering from Dennis Prager University comparing the standard by which human beings judge good and evil through the lens of suffering. I also offer a few quotes from one of my favorite authors, C.S. Lewis, who had some amazing insights into

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If this photo is any percursor of  Vester Flanagan's murderous ambush, not only was he an angry Black male, but also an unhappy gay man The Tale of Virginia’s Violent Vester and New Mexico’s New-hire Molester

Who Keeps Statistics on Gay Violence Against Straights? Two news stories jumped off the news wire this week that highlighted a previously taboo subject as well as politically incorrect topic: Gay criminal violence against straights. In our politically correct world, who keeps statistics on gay violence against straights? The most visibly horrific story occurred in Virginia involving the shooting death of a straight news reporter and her straight cameraman by a gay ex-news station co-worker, who captured his crimes on his cell phone and posted them on social media sites before committing suicide. The other

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Unions

justice Employee or not?

There are two interesting situations progressing towards wherever that hinge on this question. One is a lawsuit filed in federal court in San Francisco against the ride-connection service Uber.  A Uber driver has asserted that she is in fact an employee of Uber and should be considered to be so.  A federal judge bought into that idea yesterday and is allowing an action against Uber to proceed as a class-action

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katz-litter4 Ferguson To Have All-Women Police Force

The City of Ferguson signed a historic and revolutionary agreement with the Justice Department which establishes the nation’s first all-women police force  FERGUSON, MO – – (Wire Services) No more mano-a-mano police confrontations in Ferguson, Missouri. Out with the old, in with a completely new policing concept … charm hostile persons into complying with a cop during a stop or an arrest. In the wake of the Michael Brown shooting and the riots that ensued, the Justice Department determined that the Ferguson Police Department discriminated against African-Americans in the way its officers enforced the law.

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justice SCOTUS to hear Agency Fee case

SCOTUS has agreed to hear a challenge to the California Teacher’s Association compulsory union dues (often referred to as agency fee) in the upcoming court year. Currently many public employee unions (including CCPOA) are able to charge an “agency fee” to persons who are not actual voting members of the union.  This fee is (allegedly) to compensate the union for effort expended in representational work which benefits non-members. In 1977

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Gold Star Parolee

katz-litter4 Asians In America Work Harder And Outshine Americans

Year after year, which students are at the top of their high school graduating classes? Asians. Which immigrant groups are the most succesful in establishing their own businesses? Asians. How do they do it? They do it by working harder than any other group, including native born Americans. Nam Van Nguyen is one of those hard working Asians. He just got busted Wednesday for robbing more than 30 pharmacies and

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GoldStarLogo Parolee rehabilitated by Long Beach PD

A recent former guest of the state was terminally rehabilitated by the Long Beach PD yesterday after he stabbed six people. The now rehabilitated former offender has been identified as Derrick Lee Hunt, 28.  He stabbed his wife, her brother and a neighbor at their apartment complex.  He then went on to stab three workers, all women, at a convalescent hospital across the street. Local citizens were happy to point

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GoldStarLogo Rambunctious parolee helps stock wrecking yard

A former guest of the state was responsible for at least 15 wrecked vehicles and four hospital cases yesterday in beautiful Stockton.  Jose Romero, 42, was arrested by the local constabulary for ADW, driving under the influence of drugs, felony hit-and-run, felony evasion and a pile of traffic charges. Romero left a string of wrecked cars along March Lane running from near I-5 to West Lane.  At least one of

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Bad Apples

katz-litter4 Murder Leads To Arrest Of Three Cops And Six Other Suspects

A prominent Modesto defense attorney and his wife, three California Highway Patrol officers and four other suspects have been arrested for the 2012 murder of a Turlock, California scrap metal thief Hollywood probably couldn’t come up with a better script than the story behind the murder of Korey Kauffman. What a great mystery movie or TV series this story would make.  Here it is from The Modesto Bee: Prominent Modesto

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justice Cop convicted of multiple rapes

A former Sacramento P D officer was convicted Monday of multiple rapes of the same victim over a two-year period while off-duty. Gary Dale Baker, now 52, was convicted of raping the 75-year old woman in 2010 and 2012.  Baker admitted to having an occasional, consensual relationship with the woman.  The first attack occurred when she was a barely recovering stroke victim. Baker will be sentenced in about a month. 

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iStockPhoto SLC Minilypse-Judicial Court Instant murder charge (Updated)

Michael Thomas Slager is a North Charleston, S.C. police officer.  He is white.  He made a traffic stop of a man who happened to be black.  The situation went sideways and it ended up with the motorist, Walter Lammer Scott, 50, dead and Slager facing a flat-out murder charge for his actions. A video of the shooting (but not the lead-in to the shooting) surfaced yesterday.  It showed Scott running

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