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Road rage murder in Oakland (Updated)

Oct 30th, 2014 | By
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A 30-year old mother of four was murdered yesterday in East Oakland in an apparent road rage incident. Perla Avina was riding in the right-front passenger seat with her husband driving on 98th Ave at about 1 pm when someone in anther car opened fire.  The husband drove to their house a short distance away.  She died of a gunshot wound to the face. The cops have no suspects.  Clicking

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CA jumps on the quarantine bandwagon

Oct 30th, 2014 | By
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The PC capitol of the world, the formerly great state of California, announced yesterday that the state will require a 21-day quarantine period on incoming Ebola workers, even those who are non-symptomatic.  The level and details of quarantine will be handled on a case-by-case basis.  The quarantine would affect only those workers who had direct patient contact.



This day in history

Oct 30th, 2014 | By
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On October 30, 1938, the Martians did not land at Grover’s Mill, Maryland.  That probably doesn’t really surprise any of Paco’s readers, but at the time many people thought it happened.  Orson Wells and the Mercury Theatre of the Air did an adaptation of the classic H G Wells sci-fi story and a great many people, especially those who tuned in after the intro and disclaimer, believed they were listening

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Ironwood vanpool crash

Oct 30th, 2014 | By
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Word is that a vanpool vehicle on the way to Ironwood on Wednesday morning with a number of employees on board was nailed by a suspected drunk driver.  All of the employees survived the crash, the suspected drunk did not.  I have no information on the number, names or condition of any of the employees, other than they survived the crash.  Anybody with any further or more solid info is

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Deputy charged with murdering deputy

Oct 29th, 2014 | By
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A Santa Fe County (NM) Sheriff’s Deputy is under arrest charged with the murder of a fellow deputy in an alcohol-enhanced beef at a hotel in Las Cruces. Tai Chan, 27, a warrant officer with the SO, is being held without bail at the Dona Ana County Detention Center in the death of Jeremy Martin, 29.  The shooting went down just after midnight Tuesday morning  The two deputies were heading

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Fatal fight over flea market parking spot

Oct 29th, 2014 | By
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On October 17 two people had an exchange of words in the parking lot at a Santa Fe Springs flea market.  An occupant of a SUV that was blocking the aisle got out and started punching and scratching the Hyundai Accord occupied by a mother and her adult son.  The son, Daniel Crable, got out of the Hyundai, allegedly to defuse the situation.  The other guy, Reggie Cervantes, 22, came

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Were parole agents called off of shooting response?

Oct 29th, 2014 | By
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Something of an issue is growing out of the double homicide of police officers in the Sacramento area last Friday.  It seems that somebody relatively high up in the pecking order at CDCr decided that parole agents were NOT to respond to the scenes to assist, other than one geared-up Fugitive Apprehension Team that was possibly part of the original deployment. Ondre Henry, the President of PAAC (Parole Agents Association

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US preparing to import Ebola patients (?)

Oct 28th, 2014 | By
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I saw a very interesting piece on Fox News today.  They quoted a confidential but unclassified State Department memorandum addressing the issue of how to successfully import Ebola patients who are not US citizens into the US for treatment.  I grant you that isn’t quite the same thing as lobbying for doing so, but the sections quoted were very darn close.  Maybe those people buying army surplus MOPP gear for

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Prisoners died from constipation and gangrene

Oct 28th, 2014 | By
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It didn’t happen at CHCF (this time).  It happened in Alabama.  To be precise the Madison County Jail in Huntsville.  All three of the prisoner-victims were in the medical unit of the jail, where one would think they would have had some minimal level of medical care.  However the federal lawsuits just filed would seem to indicate otherwise. The alleged culprit is Advance Correctional Healthcare, Inc. (and by extension the

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San Berdoo cop gets 25 years

Oct 28th, 2014 | By
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A former San Bernardino city police office has just been sentenced to 25 years as a guest of the feds due to on-duty coerced sexual contact with prostitutes while he was on the vice squad. Jose Jesus Perez, 47, had formerly been with the LAPD before moving to San Bernardino.  He was fired in 2012. The federal charges come under deprivation of rights under color of law. Clicking here will

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Off-duty C/O and carjacker trade shots

Oct 27th, 2014 | By
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An off-duty Cook County correctional officer and a carjacker traded shots in Chicago early Sunday. James Tillman, 21, of University Village is now under arrest suffering from a gunshot wound and being charged with attempted murder.  He attempted to carjack a vehicle occupied by several men at about 0340 hours.  One of the men was a 34-year old corrections officer.  He got out of the car, pulled his gun and

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Oscar Pistorius sentence (Updated)

Oct 27th, 2014 | By
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The judge gave him five years in the slammer for culpable homicide.  Under South African law he must do at least ten months before he can apply for conditional release. Clicking here will link to a CNN piece on this story. UPDATE:  The prosecution announced today (10-27) that they will appeal the sentence.



An arrow in your ass can ruin your day

Oct 27th, 2014 | By
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OK, technically speaking it is not an arrow in the ass but a bolt in the butt, because the projectile fired by a crossbow is a bolt, not an arrow.  Anyway, a couple of guys were walking down the road in Pico Rivera in LA on Friday when one of them was shot in the butt with the bolt.  They both feat feet and called the cops. The cops soon

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DVI retiree breakfast

Oct 27th, 2014 | By
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The regular DVI retiree breakfast will be this coming Saturday, November 1, at 0900.  The place, as usual, is the Perko’s restaurant where Kiernan crosses Hwy 99 in Salida.  Drop in and have some pancakes with the dinosaurs. By the way, the next DVI retiree and friends annual luncheon will be on May 15 at the American Legion Hall in Tracy.  More information will follow as it becomes available.  Hope

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C/O murdered at home in Philly (Updated)

Oct 26th, 2014 | By
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A Philadelphia city Corrections Officer was found murdered in her home in the Elmwood Section of the city on Friday afternoon. Lottie Denny, 51, was found by her brother.  Officer Denny had 21 years on the job. Clicking here will link to a very thin Inquisitor.com piece on this story. UPDATE:  The victim’s boyfriend is under arrest on suspicion of this murder.  He is Ronald Jones, an ex-con with a

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CA cop killer was illegal alien (Updated)

Oct 25th, 2014 | By
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The man who murdered two NorCal cops today and tried to murder another along with a private citizen was an illegal alien with an extensive though not particularly serious criminal history.  I wonder if the feds will think he is worth the bother now.  As an illegal alien he could be prosecuted by the feds for weapons possession, but I expect that Barack Obama’s butt-boy, Eric Holder, is too busy

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Passing of Joan Quigley

Oct 25th, 2014 | By
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Joan Quigley died this week in San Francisco at the age of 87.  That name will ring a vague bell with many of Paco’s readers, but the exact reason why might not be clear.  Quigley was the White House Astrologer during the Regan administration.  She advised both Ronnie and Nancy.  She was as graduate of Vassar (I didn’t know that until I read the obit).  She was a long-time SF

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Gun of the Week

Oct 25th, 2014 | By
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Pistola con Caricato The Gun of the Week this time around is one I had never heard of until earlier this week, the Pistola con Caricato Italian revolver. This is a three-barrel, 18-shot revolver.  It fires a 6.35 (.25 caliber) X 16mm semi-rimmed cartridge.  It was made in the early part of the 20th century.  I have only seen photos.  The one example known seems to have had all the lettering on it hand-stamped rather crudely, leading one to believe it may have been a prototype that was never produced. The cartridge is extremely low

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School shooting at WA high school

Oct 24th, 2014 | By
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Every media outlet in the country is reporting a shooting incident at the Marysville-Pilchuk high school in Marysville (north of Seattle), Washington.  Information is still sketchy, at least real information.  It is generally acknowledged that at last six people have been shot and possibly as many as nine.  One person is dead, that person is believed to have been the shooter.  Cause of death appears to be a self-inflicted gunshot

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Here Comes Honey Boo Boo bites the dust

Oct 24th, 2014 | By
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The grotesque and bizarre “Here Comes Honey Boo Boo” television show on TLC has been cancelled effective pretty much immediately according to various broadcast news outlets today.  The cause for the cancellation was not ratings but the alleged relationship of the nine-year old star’s mother with a convicted sex offender. Clicking here will link to a Boston.com news piece on this story.



Interesting ruling from CA Supreme Court

Oct 24th, 2014 | By
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An interesting ruling was just handed down by the California Supreme Court in the case of Ramon Gonzales.  He was arrested in San Diego in 2010 and charged with oral copulation with a non-consenting victim. Gonzalez was originally charged with two crimes, one for oral cop with an intoxicated person and one for oral cop with a non-consenting person.  He was convicted of both crimes and sentenced for each though

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Hatchet attack on NYPD officers

Oct 23rd, 2014 | By
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Some guy with a hatchet of some sort (looked more like a Tomahawk to me on the film clip) attacked four NYC cops today.  Two are injured.  One seriously with a head wound.  The other two are OK.  The nutter who attacked them was rehabilitated by gunfire.  A bystander was slightly wounded, by either a missed shot or a shoot-through.



Another likely case of Ebola, this time in N Y City

Oct 23rd, 2014 | By
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According to broadcast news today (10-23) there is another likely case of Ebola, this time in the Big Apple.  This is not a secondary or subsequent exposure (if it is a real case at all), at least not from a US source.  This man is a medical doctor who was recently in West Africa.  Unfortunately he has been wandering around NYC for some time before his symptoms got bad enough

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Prisoner sues over mother’s suicide-by-cop

Oct 23rd, 2014 | By
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Evan Michael Pimental, 24, is upset with the Hayward PD.  His mother, Ariel Levy, 62, was shot to death by Hayward cops on February 4 of this year in what could reasonably be described as suicide-by-cop.  He thinks they should have gotten her psychological help instead of killing her.  Maybe true, but when somebody is coming at you with what looks like a loaded .45 pistol you don’t usually have

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CDCr agrees race no longer exists in prisons

Oct 23rd, 2014 | By
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The current iteration of race-based lockdowns has been under attack since 2006 at least, maybe longer.  And the policy is now dead, at least for now, according to the AP piece from today linked here. It seems that CDCr agreed yesterday, in a 21-page settlement.  That settlement says that lockdowns can not be initiated or lifted on the base of the race or ethnicity of the prisoners involved.  It does,

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Latest from Ferguson (Updated)

Oct 22nd, 2014 | By
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Poor old Al (Remember Tawana Brawley) Sharpton, that well-known race-baiter and extortionist, must be having a bad day.  Various broadcast news outlets are reporting leaks from the feds in the Ferguson MO police shooting investigation.  There is scientific proof that the behemoth thug Brown was shot INSIDE of the police car and that two shots were fired there, one of which hit Brown.  The feds have (allegedly) concluded that can

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Fake military documents to weasel paid leave

Oct 22nd, 2014 | By
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A LAPD officer was arrested yesterday on charges of theft of public funds.  Her alleged scam was submitted counterfeit military documents in order to be paid for leave. Christine Bulicz, who has 15 years on the job with LAPD and who is a California Army National Guard member is charge with stealing $5,400 in the scheme.  She has been charged with felony grand theft and attempted grand theft.  She is

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Santa Rosa murder leads to calls for sledge hammer control

Oct 21st, 2014 | By
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Angelo Michael Lancaster, 33, (AKA Kartar Khalsa), is under arrest today on suspicion of strangling and beating his 64-year old father to death with a sledge hammer. Lancaster allegedly used the sledge hammer to smash his way into the father’s residence, beat him with the sledge hammer and strangled him.  He then fled to the back yard and attempted to hide from the cops.  He was not successful. No, this

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Even DiFi thinks Proposition 47 sucks

Oct 21st, 2014 | By
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Ask yourself this.  How bad does a piece of feel-good, pro-criminal, anti-responsibility, anti-prison legislation have to be to get Diane Feinstein to speak out against it? Wherever that line is, Proposition 47 crossed it if the article linked here from the LA Daily News is to be believed.  She is quoted as saying, “In truth, it will do anything but make our communities safer.” The article is worth the read. 

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POFF II to begin distribution Dec 1. (Updated)

Oct 21st, 2014 | By
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It seems that the State of California has notified the IRS that they are shutting down the POFF II  program and will begin distributing funds to the participants effective December 1.  Just thought you might want to know.  Thanks to Oompa for the 411 on this. UPDATE:  According to CCPOA the paperwork will be mailed Nov 17.



Mayor of Bell Gardens shot (Updated)

Oct 20th, 2014 | By
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The Mayor of Bell Gardens, Daniel Crespo, who is a Deputy Probation Officer in his day job, was shot at his residence in Bell Gardens this afternoon.  No information has been released about his condition or the circumstances of his shooting.  He worked in a gang and drug interdiction unit and has been directly threatened in social media. UPDATE:  Broadcast news is saying this morning (10-01) that the wife has

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Ungrateful bastard

Oct 20th, 2014 | By
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Last night there was a 911 medical call at about 1830 hours on the 200 block of N. San Pedro St in LA.  A fire department ambulance responded, as well as a fire engine.  A man at the scene who was the subject of the medical call stole the ambulance.  The cops chased him.  He crashed at the intersection of Beverly and Union at about 1915 hours.  The two women

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