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COPS crew member wounded in police shootout

Aug 27th, 2014 | By
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A production crew employee of the COPS TV series was wounded Tuesday night in a shootout in Omaha. The incident went down in a Wendy’s restaurant near 42nd and Dodge.  An officer noticed the robbery going down and called for backup just before the shooting began. The details in the AP piece linked here are

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Deputy shot during hospital escape attempt

Aug 26th, 2014 | By
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An Iowa deputy was shot Saturday by an inmate who was attempting to escape from custody at a local medical facility.  The attempt was unsuccessful and the inmate then self-rehabilitated. The Fayette County deputy, who has not yet been identified for the media, was attacked when he released one of the inmate’s hands from handcuffs. 

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Multiple murder suspect being held…on animal cruelty charge

Aug 26th, 2014 | By
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The suspect in as many as five apparently random murders in LA is being held on animal cruelty charges pending $1 million bail. Alexander Hernandez, 34, of Sylmar, is a suspect in the seemingly random murders of at least three and possibly as many as five people in LA in a series of shootings that

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Practice of magic now legal in Virginia…

Aug 26th, 2014 | By
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…or at least in parts of Virginia.  The town council of Front Royal has repealed its ban on the practice of “magic arts, gypsies and fortune tellers.”  Yesterday’s vote, after a period of public comment, drew 30 speakers.  Most of them supported the repeal of the law. Sheri Johnson, one of the commenters, stated,  “If

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Annual San Quentin Alumni and Employee Lunch

Aug 26th, 2014 | By
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The annual San Quentin Employee and Alumni Lunch will be held on Thursday, October 2.  The venue is Elks Lodge #901, 2105 S. McDowell Blvd, Petaluma.  The frivolities begin at 1030.   The cost is $35.00 If interested you MUST get your check in the mail no later than Sept. 15.  If they don’t get

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DA wants Senator Wright to do time for doing wrong

Aug 25th, 2014 | By
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Rod Wright is still the Democrat state senator from Baldwin Hills-Inglewood.  He is still drawing a paycheck from the taxpayers though he has been suspended from his seat.  The DA wants to give him another seat, in the county  slammer. A Los Angeles jury found him guilty of various forms of nastiness when he lied

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Federal judge rules CA 10-day gun wait sometimes unconstitutional

Aug 25th, 2014 | By
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Senior Federal District Judge Anthony W. Ishii ruled today that California’s waiting period for gun purchases (used to be 10 days but new legislation allowed the state to extend that even further) can be an unconstitutional infringement of the right to bear arms under the Second Amendment to the U S Constitution. I will post

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Somebody’s going to emergency, somebody’s going to jail

Aug 23rd, 2014 | By
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The local cops responded to a situation at a downtown apartment complex in the wee hours of Friday that left one parolee in the hospital and another in jail. When the police responded to a call of a man shot just before 2 am they found one man suffering from gunshot wounds.  He told them

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Gun of the Week

Aug 23rd, 2014 | By
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Holland and Holland .700 Nitro Express The Gun of the Week this time around is the Holland and Holland .700 Nitro Express. This rifle was developed in 1988 by Jim Bell and William Feldstein and was built for them by Holland and Holland.  It has been so popular it has moved into regular (though very limited) production.  These things go for about $75,000 and cost about $70 a round to shoot. The rifle throws a 1,000 grain bullet at about 2,000 fps resulting in about 15,000 foot-pounds of energy.  Hand-loading of the cartridge can push

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Bob’s Armory, Chapter 8.

Aug 23rd, 2014 | By
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(This originally ran June 8, 2008.) Chapter 8. Customizing a firearm. Once upon a time if you had to actually use a gun on somebody the law didn’t much care if it was a .32 auto or a machine gun. If the shooting was good, it was good and if it wasn’t, it wasn’t. The

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San Berdoo cop critical after shooting

Aug 22nd, 2014 | By
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A San Bernardino PD officer is in critical condition after an early morning shootout today. Officer Gabriel Garcia, who is a field training officer, was riding with his rookie in a residential area when they came upon seven people walking in a residential area at about 0200.  As the cops approached them Alex Alvarado, 38,

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Out of jail-ready to run for mayor

Aug 22nd, 2014 | By
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The above is the headline from the San Leandro TIMES dated 08-21-2014.  The TIMES is the local San Leandro-San Lorenzo fishwrapper which I read over at my dad’s house, it has a lot of interesting purely local news. The subject in Dan Dillman.  He owns the old BAL theatre in San Leandro, where I watch

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Harris will appeal death penalty ruling

Aug 22nd, 2014 | By
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Various media reports said yesterday that our attorney general, Kamala Harris, is going to appeal a court ruling overturning California’s death penalty.  The court said basically that we don’t kill enough people (we don’t kill any actually) therefore the death penalty is arbitrary and capricious. I admit I am surprised.  Harris is a long time,

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Google helps pinch parolee perv

Aug 21st, 2014 | By
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A contact from Google resulted in a parolee sex offender receiving a significant sentence. Google contacted the National Center for Missing & Exploited Children when they picked up six images of suspected child porn and were able to link them to a specific Google account.  The Center the contacted the Ceres PD which led them

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A pleasant afternoon at the Deuel Hotel

Aug 21st, 2014 | By
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I had occasion to go back to my old stomping grounds today for the retirement party of a very dear friend from DVI.  It was pleasant to see many old faces there and very nice indeed to see my old campus.  I have no desire to return to work, but it was nice to see

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LAPD armored car gets some legit use

Aug 21st, 2014 | By
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The LAPD engaged in a running gun battle with two suspects that ended early Monday with one man in custody and another man terminally rehabilitated.  One cop was also seriously wounded. The hoorah started about 0220 hours when the cops tried to pull over a Chevy Tahoe for reckless driving.  The driver instead hit the

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Stockton racks up homicide #30

Aug 21st, 2014 | By
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Stockton racked up homicide #30  yesterday morning, coming close to the 32 on the score board this time last year. The cops rolled up to W. Charter Way and S. Fresno Ave just before 0200 to find a 31-year old Latino man laying on the ground with several non-standard bodily orifices due to firearms discharges. 

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CHCF warden moving on…to Folsom

Aug 21st, 2014 | By
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According to a very extensive piece in today’s Stockton RECORD linked here Ron Rackley, the Acting Warden of the massive prison hospital just outside of Stockton, is moving on to Folsom Prison to be closer to his home. The article asserts that the CHCF assignment was never intended to be a long-term gig and that

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High school student arrested for writing story about hunting

Aug 20th, 2014 | By
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Yup, you read that right.  Alex Stone, 16, was doing a high school creative writing assignment.  He wrote a story about shooting a neighbor’s pet dinosaur.  It was, as you might imagine, a work of fiction.  His neighbor doesn’t really have a pet dinosaur so it could not reasonably be interpreted as a threat to

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Dan Walters on Realignment

Aug 20th, 2014 | By
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Dan Walters wrote a substantial piece on Realignment appearing in today’s Sacramento PRAVDA.  According to Walters’ analysis realignment has been a spectacular success, for Jerry Brown.  He views the many manifest failures of Realignment as either unforseen or at least unacknowledged and points out the severe negative impact on county jails. He also speaks to

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SCOTUS orders VA to stop gay marriage

Aug 20th, 2014 | By
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The Supreme Court of the United States today ordered the Commonwealth of Virginia to not permit gay marriages, overturning a lower court ruling in the process.  The state was set to begin gay marriages tomorrow in the wake of a Fourth Circuit Court of Appeals ruling which declared their anti-gay marriage statute unconstitutional. Court watchers

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Rich punk’s father arrested

Aug 20th, 2014 | By
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Regular readers will remember that a while back Howie wrote about a rich punk from Texas who got off on a multiple death DUI case because of the fact that he was a spoiled rich asshole who never had any consequences for anything he did.  His lawyer described his “condition” as affluenza. The rich punk’s

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Governor throws cop to the mob

Aug 19th, 2014 | By
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The Governor of Missouri, Jay Nixon, made a statement today on camera.  He said, “…a vigorous prosecution must now be pursued.”  It should be noted that this is before the Grand Jury has even convened and before all of the facts are established.  It should also be noted that the actual FACTS that are known,

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Major change proposed by CalPERS

Aug 19th, 2014 | By
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A proposal is moving forward through CalPERS that could result in a significant increase in both pensions and pension costs for CalPERS. The proposal, approved by a CalPERS committee today, is based on a 2013 law refining language that bases pensions on an employee’s “normal monthly rate of pay or base pay.”   The proposal would

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Court overturns murder conviction

Aug 19th, 2014 | By
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The Supreme Judicial Court in the commonwealth of Massachusetts has overturned the first degree murder conviction of Mario Gonzalez and sent the case back down. Prosecutors must now decide if they want to reduce the first-degree murder conviction to second degree or retry the case.  Or appeal the matter further. There is no doubt that

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Ferguson still cooking

Aug 19th, 2014 | By
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They cancelled the curfew in Ferguson last night, due to the arrival of the National Guard on scene.  Last night there were a couple of dozen arrests (largest number I have seen reported was 31) and two people shot, none by the cops. The media seems to be blaming the cops and the national guard

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Stockton racks up another dead body

Aug 18th, 2014 | By
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The gang-infested and crime-ridden cesspool that is Stockton racked up yet another homicide just minutes before midnight on Saturday.  The dead guy, Troy King, had probably not been 18 long enough to have gotten his draft card in the mail.  (I am confident, that as a former gang member who was allegedly trying to go

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New video on Ferguson shooting

Aug 18th, 2014 | By
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A new video has just surfaced of the immediate aftermath of the shooting in Ferguson, MO.  While it does not show the shooting itself the audio of people talking immediately after the shooting, some of whom apparently witnessed the shooting, is very interesting. http://www.ijreview.com/2014/08/168698-eyewitness-recalls-important-detail-background-video-mins-ferguson-shooting/ Thanks to Caroline for the link.



Latest from Ferguson

Aug 18th, 2014 | By
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Two fairly important things developed since yesterday afternoon.  The governor has called out the National Guard in the face of a continuation of the looting and burning.  Captain Ron Johnson described the problems as being caused by a growing group of troublemakers who seem intent on fomenting violence. In addition the results of the private

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More on the realignment stupidity

Aug 17th, 2014 | By
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There was another major piece by Paige St. John, in today’s L A Times, about the farce that is realignment. First mentioned by name is Jesus Ysasaga of Fresno.  A chronic drunk and beater of women.  He has been sentenced to the Fresno County Jail repeatedly for violations.  About half the time they refuse to

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Governor declares SOE and curfew in Ferguson (updated)

Aug 17th, 2014 | By
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Jay Nixon, governor of Missouri, has declared a State of Emergency and a midnight to 0500 curfew in the town of Ferguson, where kissing the asses of agitators, criminals and rioters has not produced the hoped-for result of unicorns and warm fuzzy puppies. Nixon and Captain Ron (Johnson) were interrupted by hecklers while speaking at

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Phoenix is now down one carjacker

Aug 16th, 2014 | By
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It must be nice to live in a place where you feel you can help your neighbors and be thanked for it and not prosecuted for it. At about 3:30 PM yesterday an older woman pulled into her driveway in her SUV.  Her neighbors happened to see a young man walk up to her driver’s

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