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The South Shall Rise Again (maybe, but probably not)

Jul 7th, 2015 | By
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The senate of the sovereign state of South Carolina voted yesterday to remove the Confederate Battle Flag from the grounds of the state capitol.  The vote was 37-3.  The state assembly has yet to vote on it issue and the vote there is far from certain.  A 2/3 vote is needed to do the job.



Rambunctious parolee helps stock wrecking yard

Jul 7th, 2015 | By
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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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Folsom event

Jul 6th, 2015 | By
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My old DVI colleague Keeley Stevens just sent me a flyer.  It seems that the 135 Folsom State Prison Anniversary Celebration will take place on Saturday, July 25.  It will take place at the Folsom Community Center beginning at 5 p.m.  They proceeds will benefit the Big House Prison Museum at Folsom Prison.  I have no idea what the cost is, but I hope to let you know as soon

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Greek referendum…and why you should care

Jul 6th, 2015 | By
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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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How many kinds of stupid is this?

Jul 5th, 2015 | By
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Devon Staples, 22, of Calais, Maine thought it would be amusing to place a fireworks launch mortar on top of his head yesterday and fire the thing off.  It may have been so, but probably not for him.  The one good thing is that he will not be around to further pollute the shallow end (very shallow end) of the gene pool.



Happy Birthday to US

Jul 4th, 2015 | By
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The United State of America, for all its flaws, is still without question the BEST place on the whole planet to hang out.  I hope all of you remember to fly the flag today.



Bob’s Armory, Chapter 1

Jul 4th, 2015 | By
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I thought I would run Bob’s Armory again as it has been about six months since the last time around.  The department is actually expanding a tad again and I might reach some new readers.I hope you find it interesting, or at least entertaining. This item was originally run on April 19, 2008. It has been updated somewhat since then. I am a gun person. I am a well trained, knowledgeable and experienced gun person. Since the blog tends to be fairly quiet on weekends I am going to try this as a regular item and see

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Pier 14 murderer was a Sanctuary City beneficiary

Jul 3rd, 2015 | By
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The man who is believed to have gunned downed a tourist on Pier 14 in the People’s Republic of San Francisco had been convicted of seven felonies and had been deported five times. Kate Steinle, 32, was shot to death on Wednesday.  Francisco Sanchez, 45, is in custody as the suspect.  He was released from the S F Jail in March despite an ICE hold on him.  ICE had in

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DVI alumni makes the big time

Jul 3rd, 2015 | By
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One of my former colleagues from DVI has made it big.  Eric Arnold, who worked at DVI as a Correctional Officer about 26 years ago and promoted to CMF-Vacaville has been appointed as Warden at CSP-Solano.  He has been the acting Warden there for some time. Way to go Arnold.  That makes a half-dozen or so that I knew from DVI who have made Warden or higher.  Not too shabby.



Death by the numbers

Jul 3rd, 2015 | By
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Numbed by the Numbers Who gets murdered in the formerly great state of California, and under what circumstances?  Well, the numbers are out. According to the CA DOJ our glorious state is much safer than it used to be.  For instance, in 1993 (when there were a lot less people here) there were 4,095 murders in the state.  in 2013 there were only 1,697.  That certainly isn’t wonderful, but it isn’t horrid either.  The below numbers are for 2014. Murder victims were 82% male.  About 40% were Hispanic, 30% Black and 20% White. White murder

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Feds clear Sonoma deputy

Jul 2nd, 2015 | By
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The FBI and the U S Attorney’s Office have notified Sheriff Steve Freitas that it is their opinion that no civil rights violation occurred when Deputy Erick Gelhaus shot and killed Andy Lopez, 13 in 2013. Lopez was holding a very realistic AK-47 replica.  On October 22 two deputies in a patrol car saw Lopez walking down the road with the AK.  The cops stopped and Gelhaus bailed out of

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Yet more P C criminal law

Jul 2nd, 2015 | By
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OK, this is a pop quiz.  What, in a legal sense, does the word LYNCHING mean?  In the formerly great state of California it means to seize and remove a person from legal custody, or to attempt to do so. Maile Hampton is described as a “black activist.”  She was arrested by Sacramento cops at a Black Lives Matter protest back in January.  She was charged with lynching.  The screaming

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Corrupt hypocritical bastard may be ready to cop a plea (Updated)

Jul 1st, 2015 | By
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That corrupt, hypocritical bastard former state senator Leland Yee is maybe-probably going to cop a plea in his corruption case tomorrow (07-01), at least if you are willing to believe various tidbits that have been floating around the internet today.  Apparently he does have a plea change conference set up for tomorrow.  Of course he may be going for an insanity defense, you never know.  I will keep you posted,

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Death of Nicholas Winton

Jul 1st, 2015 | By
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Sir Nicholas Winton died today at the age of 106.  Winton was pretty much single-handedly responsible for the set-up and operation of Czech Kindertransport, which got nearly 700 Jewish children out of occupied Czechoslovakia into the U.K., thus saving them from probable eventual death in the extermination camps. Clicking here will link to a BBC obituary for this extraordinary man.



Blancos now official minority in CA

Jul 1st, 2015 | By
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According to the census department Blancos (Whites) are now an official minority population in CA.  They are outnumbered by Hispanics by about 100,000 in the state.  Just thought you would want to know.  Now all those new hires coming into the academy on July 27 will be able to fill out their paperwork correctly. (Strictly speaking there has not been a majority ethnic group in CA for some years, however

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Deadly riot triggered by out-of-control med line

Jul 1st, 2015 | By
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The riot at the Tecumseh State Correctional Institution in Nebraska on May 10 was triggered when too few staff were unable to control too many inmates released for med line.  The ten-hour rampage that followed left two criminals dead. There were only a total of 57 staff on duty at the 1,024 inmate facility when the med line was run just after 1430 hours.  Seven minutes later staff tried to

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Monthly DVI retiree breakfast

Jun 30th, 2015 | By
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The regular DVI monthly breakfast will be this coming Saturday (Yes, it is July 4) at Perko’s where Kiernan crosses Hwy 99 in Salida.  Drop in at 0900 and have some pancakes with the dinosaurs.  It is fun.



SCOTUS to hear Agency Fee case

Jun 30th, 2015 | By
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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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Heads starting to roll at Dannemora

Jun 30th, 2015 | By
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The heads are already starting to roll at Dannemora in the wake of the escape of two murderers from the max security unit a tad over three weeks ago. The Superintendent, the head of security and ten others have been placed on administrative leave. Steven Racette, Superintendent, is said to have already taken retirement rather than accept demotion and reassignment.  Stephen Brown, the Deputy Superintendent in charge of security, has

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Vaccination bill passes to Jerry’s desk (Updated)

Jun 30th, 2015 | By
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The more-or-less mandatory rugrat vaccination bill has passed to Governor Moonbeam’s desk.  He has not indicated whether or not he will sign it. This bill would remove both the personal exemption and religious exemption from legit excuses for having children vaccinated in order to attend public schools.  It does leave a legitimate medical exemption in place. The anti-vaccination zealots are livid and are essentially camping out at the capitol in

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Moving the line in the sand

Jun 30th, 2015 | By
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The administration of the God-King, Emperor Barack I, announced today that the firm, hard deadline of June 30 (today) for reaching a deal with Iran over their nuclear program is being extended another week.  That is what happens when you are desperate to get a deal, ANY deal.  You end up looking like a clown, smiling as the other guy lets you have it up the poop chute while you

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Be careful of where you leave your artillery

Jun 30th, 2015 | By
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There is, I am told, a pretty decent paintball park near the teeming metropolis of Plymouth.  On Sunday a ten-year old was there with a buddy and his buddy’s dad when he found what he presumed to be an airsoft gun laying on the ground.  He picked it up and it “went off.”  (Meaning he was playing with it and pulled the trigger.)  However it wasn’t an airsoft gun, it

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Another escaped murderer with inside help

Jun 30th, 2015 | By
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Kristopher McNeill, 29, was a guest of the people of N. Carolina on a second degree murder charge.  He was scheduled to be released in three years.  Instead he is looking at an additional three years for escape. McNeil escaped on Saturday, with the assistance of Kendra Lynette Miller, 33, a kitchen worker who has been working at the Brown Creek Correctional Facility near Polkton since December.  She is facing

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Stockton racks up #19

Jun 29th, 2015 | By
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Stockton scored homicide #19 earlier today (06-29) near the intersection of Ash and Church Streets.  There is almost no information about the incident just yet, other than the speculation that the “liberation” of some recycling material may have been a motivation in the death. Clicking here will link to a very thin Stockton RECORD piece on this story.  This story also lists this as dead body #18, which is the

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DMU of HR at CCHCS working on EF for the SME to determine RA for the RMB for ROLA

Jun 29th, 2015 | By
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According to a memorandum sent out five days ago to executive staff at Bedlam (aka the California Correctional Heath Care Services facility near Stockton) the Disability Management Unit (DMU) of the HR division (Human Resources) at the California Correctional Helath Care Services (CCHCS) is working on a list of Essential Functions (EF) for the Subject Matter Experts (SME) in order to evaluate things like Reasonable Accommodation (RA) for the Resources

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SCOTUS on the death penalty

Jun 29th, 2015 | By
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SCOTUS ruled today, in a 5-4 vote, that the use of midazolam does not violate the Eight Amendment against cruel and unusual punishment. In an interesting aside both Justice Ginsburg and Breyer said in their dissents that the time has come to look at the constitutional question of capital punishment.  Breyer said, “I believe it is highly likely that the death penalty violates the Eight Amendment.”  Since the plain text

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Greece…and Puerto Rico

Jun 29th, 2015 | By
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It now looks like a virtual certainty that Greece will default on its debt tomorrow.  It is likely that they will end up outside of the E.U. and will have to revert to their own currency.  This will be very, very hard on people in Greece, especially pensioners because either way their money will be able to buy much, much less.  If they can get it.  The government has declared

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The perils of poor choices

Jun 29th, 2015 | By
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I caught this from the morning news on KFBK this morning so I suspect it is very possibly true. Woman decides she is going to drive to her mom’s house…after she starts going into labor.  She decides to take the short-cut on the back roads.  Gets lost.  Runs out of gas.  No cell service. Give’s birth by herself in the boonies.  Her and baby are swarmed by bees and ants

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And now for the investigation-whitewash-scapegoating

Jun 29th, 2015 | By
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The Dannemora escapees are no longer at large.  I am fully confident the governor of N.Y. will launch some sort of investigation into whatever happened. Some of the towers were not manned, due to budget cuts.  (Sound familiar?)  Would they have spotted the bad guys coming up from the manhole?  Maybe. There is (allegedly) an actual formal policy in place prohibiting shinning flashlights into convicts eyes during evening counts.  Does this maybe lead towards laxity in count procedures?  Maybe.  I suspect yes.



NY escapee #2 shot and captured

Jun 28th, 2015 | By
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David Sweat, the second of the Dannemora escapees from three weeks back, was spotted today by a N Y State Trooper Sgt. on the street of Constable, a small town in upstate NY very near the Canadian border.  The Sgt. tried to contact him.  He ran.  The Sgt. shot him.  He was captured.  That works for me.



Police ambushed in Stockton

Jun 28th, 2015 | By
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A pack of Stockton thugs are guests of the county after an unsuccessful but serious ambush shooting of undercover Stockton cops Friday evening. It went down about 2115 hrs. near E. Ninth St. and S. Sacramento St.  At least 26 shots were fired from a total of three handguns at the police car.  Neither officer was hurt.  The shooters then beat feet, but witnesses reported them running into a nearby

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CA parolee grabs agent’s gun and opens fire

Jun 27th, 2015 | By
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About three days ago a parolee managed to get control of a parole agent’s weapon and popped a few caps in the teeming metropolis of Palmdale. The parolee was being transported for some sort of unspecified medical treatment at about 1700 hours on June 24.  The parolee, Hector Perez, managed to gain control of the agent’s weapon and bailed out of the car.  He then popped a few rounds into

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