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Even more parole caseloads exceeded

Jan 29th, 2015 | By
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It would seem that the number of sex offender caseloads that are exceeding their supposed limits is going up rather than down, assuming the piece by Paige St. John of the L.A. Times linked here is getting it right. It seems that, according to the department’s own records, about one-third of all caseloads exceed state policy limits.  In 16 of the state’s 38 parole offices more than half of the

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Hooray for us and to hell with public safety

Jan 29th, 2015 | By
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The formerly great state of California announced that, as of midnight this morning, was in compliance with the court mandated population cap, more than a year ahead of schedule. The midnight population was 113,463, which is below the court mandated 137.5% of design capacity. Part of this herculean effort to negatively impact public safety was the following: 2,035 inmates have been released from custody due to Proposition 147, passed in

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13-year old knifes 14-year old to death at school (Updated)

Jan 29th, 2015 | By
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A 13-year old was arrested Saturday in the fatal knife attack of a 14-year old at an East L A middle school that occurred on Friday. It happened at about 3:10 at the David Wark Griffith Middle School.  The victim was taken to a local hospital where he was pronounced dead.  The victim was from nearby Garfield High School.  The victim was sitting in an open area near the middle

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#5 for Stockton (Updated)

Jan 29th, 2015 | By
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Stockton racked up homicide #5 this morning (01-28) according to various broadcast news reports I heard today.  If they got it right (which, since this is early innings, is far from a sure thing) the local constabulary was called to a home due to a man acting crazy.  When the cops showed up the man in question was armed with a hammer, acting stupid, and screaming for the cops to

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Seemed like a good idea at the time

Jan 28th, 2015 | By
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By clicking on this link you will go to an interesting, or at least amusing, very brief science experiment.  In the link the experimenter tries to see if a reasonably fresh cow pie will burn and thereby emit methane gas.  It doesn’t want to light with only a wick so he tries a fire cracker.  He continues to stand very, very close to the cow pie as the fire cracker

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Stockton racks up #4 for the year.

Jan 28th, 2015 | By
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A dead infant found in a trash can earlier this month has been ruled to be a homicide victim by the medical examiner.  That makes it homicide #4 for the crime-infested and gang-riddled burg.  The cops still have no idea on the identity of the mother, or if they do they are not talking about it.



“We were too drunk to know we were raping her” defense fizzles out

Jan 28th, 2015 | By
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Two former Vanderbilt football players attempted that defense to a rape charge.  The jury didn’t buy it. The jury took only three hours to find Brandon Vandenburg and Cory Batey guilty of aggravated rape and aggravated sexual battery in the June 2013 attck of a 21-year old neuroscience and econ major at a party.  Vandenburg was not too drunk at the time to send cellphone pictures of the rape to

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LA school chief unhappy with teacher’s union

Jan 27th, 2015 | By
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Ramon Cortines is the head of the L A Unified School District.  He is involved in a very tumultuous contract dispute with his peons.  The teacher’s union want 8.5% in pay and 4.2% in other benefits in contract increases.  The school district is offering 4% total in contract talks that have been running 16 months. The teachers union is also demanded decrease in class sizes which would call for an

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Homeowner not charged in “Don’t shoot, I’m pregnant” homicide

Jan 27th, 2015 | By
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Regular readers will remember about six months ago in an article linked here I wrote about Thomas Greer, 80, who shot a fleeing female burglar in the back as she fled his Long Beach house.  She asked him not to shoot and asserted (falsely) that she was pregnant. Los Angeles county prosecutors decided that Greer was in “reasonable fear of imminent peril” when he capped the woman, due to the

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Uno mas por Stocktone

Jan 26th, 2015 | By
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Four young men, including a couple of juveniles, received extra bodily orifices while hanging out in a garage in South Stockton near Ninth and Airport earlier this evening.  One of them, a 17-year old, died at the scene.  Another is in critical condition from one or more GSWs at a local hospital.  The other two are likely to survive. Strangely, the locals and potential witnesses were all in the shower

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Drone crashes at White House

Jan 26th, 2015 | By
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A drone crashed on the grounds of the White House in the wee hours of this morning.  The operator, a government employee, contacted the Secret Service himself and copped to it.  He is asserting that he did not intend to be flying near the White House.  So far the Secret Service seems to be believing him. The tree the drone hit was not badly damaged. Whoops.



Temporary taxes seldomly are

Jan 26th, 2015 | By
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Temporary taxes have a way of hanging in there like a good case of the clap.  People who follow such things will remember a telephone service tax that just went away a couple of years ago.  It was passed to help finance the Spanish-American war. Our maximum leader Moonbeam II pushed through some “temporary” taxes three years ago to help maintain essential government services through the recession.  They are supposed

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Dems Down on Discipline in CDCr

Jan 26th, 2015 | By
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Leno moves to restrict Ad Seg at DJJ That well-known leftist moron Senator Mark Leno has just introduced legislation, in the form of SB124, that would “restrict” the ability of the formerly great state of California to use administrative segregation, which he inaccurately refers to as “youth solitary confinement,” within the DJJ (Division of Juvenile Justice) system. Under Leno’s plan the state would need to clearly demonstrate “an immediate and substantial risk of harm to others that is not the result of a mental disorder” to place and keep a “youth prisoner” in seg.  In

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No charges in case of dead dead drunk

Jan 26th, 2015 | By
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On September 24 Richmond, CA. PD officer Wallace Jensen shot and killed Richard Perez, 24, at Uncle Sam’s liquor store just before midnight.  The DA has said there will be no charges filed in the case. Jensen had been conducting a security check at the trouble-prone and closed establishment when he encountered Perez.  Perez was stinking drunk, fought with the officer and tried to grab his gun.  Officer Jensen, believing

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Cops sue S O over confidential info release

Jan 25th, 2015 | By
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A group of officers from a now-defunct agency in the L A area are suing the L A Sheriff’s Office over alleged leaks of confidential information. The suit was filed by 44 former officers of the Office of Public Safety, an agency that practically no one ever heard about.  It was dissolved in 2010 and its officers were folded into the Sheriff’s Office.  There were apparently 280 officers (large number

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Don’t let your 2-year old play with a loaded gun

Jan 24th, 2015 | By
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Kaleb Ahles, 2, was left along in a parked car while his parents loaded boxes into the car in Tampa Bay, Florida.  They were moving.  There was a loaded .380 semi-automatic in the unlocked glove compartment of the car.  It didn’t end well. Please remember that children of this age do not understand DANGER that well and have the attention span of a goldfish.



Bob’s Armory, Chapter 4

Jan 24th, 2015 | By
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This item originally appeared on May 10, 2008. I have edited it somewhat to reflect changes in law and procedure and my understanding of those. Chapter 4. Buying a gun. Buying a gun isn’t as easy as it used to be. In California now there is no such thing as a legal off-paper transfer of a hand gun or a long gun.  Even if someone outright gives you a gun, or you make an otherwise legitimate private party purchase, it has to be handled through a licensed gun dealer to make it legal. You have

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Gun of the Week

Jan 24th, 2015 | By
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The Gun of the Week this time around is the Glock 41 .45ACP longslide. The primary difference between this and the earlier model 21 pistol is the barrel.  This one has a 5.3 inch tube where the standard pistol has a 4.6 inch tube.  Interestingly enough however, this gun is actually 2.84 ounces lighter due to the fact that the slide is significantly thinner. This is a Gen 4 pistol

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Police dog murdered in SoCal (Updated)

Jan 23rd, 2015 | By
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A Riverside County S O canine was shot to death Wednesday while pursuing a scumbag who, as of this writing, is still hiding out in a house in Hemet. The pursuit began about 2:30 pm.  In the course of that pursuit, near San Jacinto St. and Mayberry Ave. the suspect is believed to have fatally shot Sultan, a Malinois-Shepherd mix from Slovakia.  The dog and handler were assigned to the

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PAL not so friendly

Jan 23rd, 2015 | By
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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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Workplace safety is important to everyone

Jan 23rd, 2015 | By
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Donnello Knowles, 21, of Stockton, found out the hard way that workplace safety is serious business and can have significant down-stream importance. Knowles has a fairly common job in the Stockton area.  He is an armed robber.  He is believed to have committed three armed robberies in less than three hours in Stockton.  At about 10:00 pm  Wednesday night he had a significant workplace accident which will make him unable

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Officer Wilson legally safe, Ferguson PD not so much

Jan 22nd, 2015 | By
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Various media outlets have, for the last half-day or so, been reporting that the DOJ is not going to pursue charges against Officer Wilson for having the temerity of not allowing himself to be murdered by a black thug merely because he is white. That does not, however, mean that the Obama (in)justice department is not going to go after the Ferguson PD for some alleged form of institutionalized racism. 

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Change at Bedlam

Jan 21st, 2015 | By
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It seems that the former, and almost universally disliked, CDW (Chief Deputy Warden) of the CHCF prison hospital outside of Stockton has suddenly and mysteriously moved on. Jared Lozano, former CDW, is gone.  Jennifer Barretto, from CSP-Sac, is the new CDW.  The rank-and-file at Bedlam seem to be hopeful that Ms. Barretto will turn out to be a positive change for the sort-of prison sort-of hospital operation.



State of the Union

Jan 21st, 2015 | By
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The State of the Union show was remarkable, IMHO, for what it did NOT include.  The more-or-less failed state of Yemen, which the God-Emperor Barack I has so recently hailed as a landmark achievement of US foreign policy, may have slid completely down the crapper by the time you read this.  Obama seems to be physically incapable of uttering the phrase “Islamic Terrorist.” I am reminded of Saddam’s PR guy,

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Final final (?) ruling in Stockton bankruptcy

Jan 21st, 2015 | By
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The final hold-out creditor got skewered by the fickle finger of fate yesterday when Federal Judge Christopher Klein told Franklin Templeton Investments that they were SOL.  The crime-ridden and gang-infested burg is now free to begin implementation of their Chapter 9 restructuring.  The initial declaration of bankruptcy was 31 months ago. Franklin Templeton has an appeal in the works since November, and it could take years for that appeal to

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Second annual DVI reunion luncheon

Jan 20th, 2015 | By
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Since the First Annual DVI Reunion Luncheon was such a smashing success we are doing it again, at a larger venue.  The luncheon will be on Friday, May 15, 2015 at the American Legion Hall at 1960 S. Tracy Blvd in beautiful Tracy, CA.  Cost is $30 per person, advance purchase only, received not later than May 2.  NO TICKETS WILL BE SOLD AT THE DOOR.  I hope to see

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Islam is a religion of peace

Jan 20th, 2015 | By
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The new Caliphate in the guise of the Islamic State has just executed 13 teenage boys for the unpardonable sin of watching a soccer game on television.  The boys were shot down in the street and left to lay there. In a similar horrific crime against humanity these ISIS thugs crucified 17 young men in a village square, stoned an adulteress to death and threw two suspected homosexuals off the

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Knife vs. gun. Bet on the gun

Jan 20th, 2015 | By
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Zaki Shinwary, 48, of Hayward, was shot to death by a Fremont police officer on Friday afternoon.  Shinwary, who had priors for substance abuse, had been reported to be waiving a toadsticker around and attempted to stab two men.  When the cops arrived he came at them.  One cop discharged a Taser.  The second cop, who was the one Shinwary was coming at, discharged his service weapon.  Shinwary died.  Too

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Best of luck to Kamala Harris

Jan 20th, 2015 | By
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As many of Paco’s readers know one of our current U. S. senators, Barbara “Dumb as a box of rocks” Boxer is retiring at the end of her term in two years.  Our equally liberal state A. G., Kamala Harris, has already announced and she is running for the seat.  I just want to wish her good luck. As far as I can tell as just one voice in a

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Let’s play “torch a sleeping homeless person”

Jan 19th, 2015 | By
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Late Saturday evening a group of teenagers and/or young adults decided to set fire to a man sleeping on a bench on the beach in Ventura.  I guess they were bored. John Frazier, 58, of nowhere in particular, is now at the USC Medical Center in stable condition.  He was sleeping in a sleeping bag on a bench when he woke up to a group of people pouring lighter fluid

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Cranial Rectosis can be deadly

Jan 19th, 2015 | By
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Almost everybody finds themselves with their head up their ass once in a while in life.  It is often caused by a momentary lapse, distraction or fatigue.  Some people go through much of their life with their head up their ass.  (Many of them have administrative positions within CDCr.)  It can be a deadly disease. George Plitt was a fitness buff and a moderately successful actor.  Two days ago, on

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Hostage files claim against city

Jan 19th, 2015 | By
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One of the surviving hostages from the now-notorious Stockton bank robbery on July 16 of last year has filed a claim against the city of Stockton and it’s police department. The claim, filed by Attorney Michael Dyer on behalf of Kelly Huber is seeking “upwards” of $500,000 dollars.  If the city does not accept the claim within 90 days the claimant is then free to sue.  That is usually how

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