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Charges contemplated against good guy at Chattanooga

Aug 2nd, 2015 | By
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Various broadcast news outlets are reporting that the military is seriously considering charges against Lt. Commander Timothy White in the wake of the Chattanooga shooting.  White was assigned to the Chattanooga facility and was personally present when the shooting started.  While under attack he accessed a personally owned weapon and engaged the shooter.  Assuming the broadcast media has it right he may be charged by the military for possession of

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Just doing a little shopping

Aug 2nd, 2015 | By
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The Italian police stopped good old Snoop Dogg as he was preparing to get on board a private plane on Friday heading for the U.K.  He had $422,000 in cash in his luggage.  In the E. U. the maximum amount of undeclared cash you are allowed to travel with is 10,000 Euros, not quite $11,000. The Italian cops held on to half of the cash, pending determination of the fine

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Crime-ridden Baltimore

Aug 1st, 2015 | By
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Baltimore is indeed a record-setting shithole.  They have a record unseen in over 40 years.  Last month they had either 43 or 45 homicides, depending on what number you believe.  The department’s clearance rate on homicides has plummeted to under 40 %.  Also non-fatal shootings have nearly doubled. As usual the liberal intelligencia are focusing on social causes of crime.  They don’t seem to care much about personal responsibility for

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Bob’s Armory, Chapter 5.

Aug 1st, 2015 | By
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This originally ran in May 2008. Chapter 5. Choosing a holster. How you carry a gun is important. Generally speaking the idea is to find one carry that works for you, and use that exclusively. During times of stress your body tends to follow training and you could possibly be reaching in a big hurry for a gun that isn’t in the spot you are reaching for. First, shoulder holsters. They come in three basic types, vertical, horizontal and upside-down. The vertical shoulder holsters carry the gun with the muzzle pointing down at the ground

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Chowchilla kidnapper to be paroled

Aug 1st, 2015 | By
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Governor Moonbeam has decided to not act against the proposed release on parole of James Schoenfeld, 63, (B-90400) one of the notorious Chowchilla bus kidnappers. Schoenfeld, his brother Richard and a third man were convicted of the 1976 crime.  All were promptly caught and sentenced to life.  The other Schoenfeld brother was released on parole in 2012.  Fred Woods, the third kidnapper, will be up for parole consideration later this

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Murderous escapee recaptured

Aug 1st, 2015 | By
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A low-custody prisoner who escaped custody in Pennsylvania and committed a murder while he was out and about is now back in custody. Robert Crissman was a non-violent offender who simply walked away from the Armstrong County slammer and went to a home within sight of the jail.  The home was occupied by Tammy Long, 55, and Terry Siagle, who Crissman knew.  They allowed Crissman into the house and he

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Innovative solution

Jul 31st, 2015 | By
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Normally I do not think of state government and innovation together.  That being said the formerly great state of California may have an idea.  The Board of Equalization is having a serious operational problem with marijuana retailers.  They are coming in person to BOE offices with large quantities of cash to pay their sales taxes because banks won’t do business with them due to fears of getting sideways with the

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Stockton racks up #24

Jul 31st, 2015 | By
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The gang-infested and crime-ridden city sometimes known as Mudville has achieved homicide #24, according to the piece linked here in today’s Stockton RECORD. The dead guy is Jovanny Moran, 32, of Stockton.  He was found about 2200 Wednesday night near E. Anderson and S. Pilgrim St suffering from a gunshot wound.  He died on the operating table shortly after. The local constabulary are searching for two young Hispanic men, both

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Credit where credit is due

Jul 30th, 2015 | By
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Since I have no problem being critical when bureaucracies do not function smoothly or do stupid stuff I feel the inclination to say so when things seem to be going smoothly.  This is one of those times. I had occasion to renew my retired peace officer I D card this month.  I did so quite early as I had heard horror stories of obstructive bureaucracies and / or individuals deliberately

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Lies, Damned Lies and Statistics

Jul 30th, 2015 | By
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G D P.  Gross Domestic Product.  It is a useful overall indicator of how the economy is doing.  The first quarter of this year the GDP had negative growth.  That means the economy shrank.  That does not make the God-King, Barack I, look that good.  So, the feds changed the manner in which they calculate the GDP and recalculated the first quarter GDP so that instead of showing negative growth

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Sheeple ban standard-capacity magazines

Jul 30th, 2015 | By
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The Sheeple that make up the L A City Council acted yesterday to ban the private possession or ownership of standard capacity firearms magazines. These magazines, inaccurately described as high-capacity magazines, are defined as any holding more than ten rounds.  The ban passed 12-0 with three council members absent.  The hard-core activists were irritated by the fact that honorably retired peace officers are exempt from the ban. People have 60

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TN deputy rehabilitates attacker

Jul 29th, 2015 | By
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A female Bradley County (TN) Deputy is alive and well and an ambulatory turd is not as the result of an encounter Tuesday morning. Deputy Tiffany Oakley was working the 1900-0700 shift and went home about 0200 for lunch.  The ambulatory turd, otherwise known as Allan F. White III, was hiding in her home.  He tried to choke her out.  She shot him.  He died.  Don’t you love happy endings?

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Cincinnati cop charged with on-duty murder

Jul 29th, 2015 | By
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A University of Cincinnati police officer, Ray Tensing (who as it happens is white) was indicted today for the fatal shooting of Samuel DuBose (who is black) during a traffic stop ten days ago.  It is the first time a police officer in Cincinnati has been charged with murder for an on-duty shooting. Officer Tensing, 25, was wearing a body camera during the traffic stop.  It seems that at some

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Santa Cruz child killer to be prosecuted as an adult

Jul 29th, 2015 | By
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The alleged murderer of Madyson Jordan Middleton, 8, will be prosecuted as an adult for her murder. The Santa Cruz County D. A. announced today that they will go after A. J. Gonzalez, 15, as an adult for the kidnapping, rape and strangulation murder of the little girl.  They are thus far declining to even discuss a plea.  (No big surprise there, they can’t use the death penalty as a

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First female NFL coach

Jul 28th, 2015 | By
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The Arizona Cardinals have become the first NFL team to hire a female coach.  Yesterday they hired Jen Welter, 37, who has a PhD in psychology and played pro-football in the Indoor Football League, playing for the Texas Revolution.  She was the first female pro football player in a non-kicking position in a men’s league.  She was a running back for the Revolution.  She  won two gold medals in the

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Payback

Jul 28th, 2015 | By
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The group of zealots who believe it is their constitutional right to send contagious, infected children to public schools to infect your children have launched a recall effort against Senator (Dr.) Richard Pan, D-Sacramento.  These psychopaths have until December 31 to collect 35,926 signatures from the slightly over 200,000 registered voters in his district. They are really pissed that SB277 passed both houses of the legislature and was signed into

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Monthly DVI retiree breakfast

Jul 28th, 2015 | By
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The usual 1st-Saturday DVI retiree breakfast will take place this coming Saturday, 0900, where Kiernan crosses Hwy 99 in Salida, at the Perko’s Restaurant.  Drop in, have some breakfast and shoot the breeze with some of the dinosaurs.  Enjoy.



Stockton racks up #22

Jul 28th, 2015 | By
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The denizens of Stockton achieved homicide #22 early yesterday morning, the second such occurence in slightly more than 24 hours. The dead guy, a 41-year old, was found stabbed to death at 0245 on E. Jackson St near S. San Joaquin St. There are no initial suspects or any known motive. Clicking here will link to a Stockton RECORD piece on this story.



Passing of Walt Peterson

Jul 27th, 2015 | By
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Long time DVI officer Walt (Pete) Peterson passed this past Saturday.  Services will be Friday, July 31, at 1000 at the United Lutheran Church  at 649 Northgate Drive in Manteca.  There will be a luncheon afterwards at the Del Webb Clubhouse, 1451 American St. in Manteca.  Graveside services will be private.



Innovative lawsuit angle

Jul 27th, 2015 | By
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Glenn Towery (P-10003) is a criminal, but he apparently is not a stupid criminal.  His attorney, acting on his behalf, is asserting that Towery becoming infected with Valley Fever while a guest of the state constitutes a hate crime under the law, committed by the state.  And so far he is getting traction. The lawsuit was filed on April 2 under the Bane Act, which is a California civil rights

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There is one set of rules for the grunts…

Jul 27th, 2015 | By
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…and another set of rules for the suits.  That, at least is the allegation coming from within the ranks of the San Joaquin Sheriff’s Department. This might be a little muddy as the allegations are coming from a political foe and disgruntled former employee.  That, however, does not mean that they are wrong.  In addition at least some of these allegations by their nature leave footprints and the truth or

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Welcome to the Newbies

Jul 27th, 2015 | By
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I have been told that there is a new academy class starting today.  You are about to start on an adventure. For some of you this is just entering into the family business.  That’s cool.  Some of you are coming into the department from the military.  For some of you this is your first real job.  Some of you are entering a second (or third) career.  That’s cool too.  Welcome one and all. This is a good gig.  Probably not as good as it was when I started back when dinosaurs roamed the earth, but

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Bob’s Armory, Chapter 4

Jul 25th, 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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Maybe an interesting movie

Jul 24th, 2015 | By
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Most serious students of criminology specifically and psychology in general are aware of the 1971 Stanford Prison Experiment run by Dr. Philip Zimbardo.  It is the subject of a movie being released in a limited number of theaters in the Bay Area, and possibly elsewhere today.  The name of the flick is The Stanford Prison Experiment and I suspect it will be available on video release in the not-too-distant future.

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Reasonable, or a reach?

Jul 24th, 2015 | By
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Trishawn Cardessa Carey is not a nice lady.  She has two felony strikes on her record and is looking solidly at a third.  The reasonableness of that, or lack thereof, is the question. In March Ms. Carey was present when a LAPD officer fought with a homeless man on skid row.  During the fight the officer lost his baton.  Ms. Carey picked it up and, if you believe the other

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Hillary may actually be in trouble. Maybe

Jul 24th, 2015 | By
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Broadcast news is announcing this morning that two separate Inspectors General have concluded that there is reasonable cause to launch a criminal investigation into how Hillary Clinton operated within the state department, with special note as to how she handled her emails. It is, of course, completely possible that this will come to nothing.  Maybe even likely.  It certainly won’t help her either way. It is even possible when they

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The Department Does Not Forgive or Forget (Usually)

Jul 24th, 2015 | By
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Victor Guerrero, 36, wants a job.  He would like to work for CDCr.  He is a naturalized United States Citizen.  So far, so good.  Trouble is in the past, when he was an illegal alien, he worked under a fake social security number.  He copped to it when he made the job application.  He was rejected from consideration for employment solely on that basis.  Now a court says that CDCr

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Shooting at Trainwreck (Updated)

Jul 24th, 2015 | By
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There was a shooting this evening (07-23) at a multiplex theater in Lafayette, LA.  Assuming the early reports got it right (a dangerous assumption) an older white man shot six or seven people who were watching the movie Trainwreck in the theater, then shot himself.  I guess that movie really sucked.  I have walked out of a couple of movies that disappointed me, but they were never so bad I

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Keeping it all in the family

Jul 23rd, 2015 | By
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The cops in the teeming metropolis of Broken Arrow, OK, responded to an open-line 911 call a tad before midnight last night.  When the cops got there they found five people had been stabbed.  Two of the victims were adults, the others were juveniles.  One of the victims, a 13-year old girl, was still alive.  A two-year old was unharmed.  Two teenage boys, also members of the family, were unaccounted

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Liberal psychopaths on “Criminal Justice Reform”

Jul 23rd, 2015 | By
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It seems that we were right, criminal justice reform to liberals means wholesale release of convicted felons from custody. Clicking here will link to a very interesting piece on CNN by Van Jones.  (Remember that name?)  In it he praises the God-King, Emperor Barack I and asserts that virtually the entire political ruling class of the US now agrees that there are simply too many people locked into prison who

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Texas C/O murdered by prisoner

Jul 22nd, 2015 | By
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A Texas Correctional Officer was murdered Wednesday of last week (07-15) by an inmate he was escorting within the prison. Officer Timothy Dawson, 47, was beaten to death at the New Boston facility where he had worked since December of last year. Billy Joel Tracy, 37, is believed to be the murderer.  Joel had a history of attacking staff and is said to have asserted he would kill a guard

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Mass casualty event at S. C. church (Updated)

Jul 22nd, 2015 | By
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There was a mass shooting at the Bethel AME Baptist Church on Calhoun St. in Charleston, S.C. slightly over one hour ago.  Unofficial reports are stating there are at least eight fatalities.  The FBI is on the scene.  The shooter or shooters are in the wind. FURTHER:  According to CNN the cops are looking for a physically small, clean-shaven white man as the only suspect. FURTHER:  Clicking here will link

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