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Andy Smith July 19, 2014 at 09:23 am
How ridiculous. That's like arresting Amtrak for all of the times the cops pick up peopleRead More transporting marijuana in big suitcases in their baggage cars (it happens frequently---you'd be surprised). Amtrak has nothing to do with that----they're just transporting baggage. Same thing here---FedEx is just transporting a package; they have no clue what its contents are.
Desert Rat July 20, 2014 at 10:32 am
Political grandstanding
Mark Talmont July 21, 2014 at 01:24 pm
Meanwhile the national news networks seemed to miss the story when Google got caught in a similarRead More scheme, actually with more evidence of complicity. Not easy to find the story but here are two sources: http://www.wired.com/2013/05/google-pharma-whitaker-sting/all/ http://www.tomsguide.com/us/Larry-Page-Canadian-Peter-Neronha-online-pharmacies-Justice-Department,news-12323.html The story was mentioned briefly on the Leo LaPorte show and in more depth by John Batchelor (who noted that Clinton DOJ henchwoman Jamie Gorelick was brought in to negotiate the half-billion $ settlement; Gorelick now sits on the Google board.
Death Row in San Quentin. Patch file photo.
Jeffe' July 19, 2014 at 11:09 pm
Fact: People are wrongfully convicted. Even 1 innocent person wrongfully executed is too much, theRead More fact that you are ok with that says a lot about how little you actually have thought about this. How many bad guys do we need to kill to make it ok to execute 1 innocent man? 100 to 1? 20 to 1? 1 to 1? If you think that death is the only effective deterrent to crime that matters then are also very confused. Do you really think that it is pointless to put anyone in prison, probation, or fine them, since death is the only deterrent that matters? I encourage you to actually think about your position and how you arrived at that. Killing out of emotion (revenge) in no way makes murder ok. Killing in revenge is the ultimate sign of weakness. It takes strength to hold your rage and remain a civil thinking person. I couldn't care less about revenge and consequences. The criminal justice system is about the safety of our citizens, not vengeance. Locking someone up for life is enough because it removes a killer from his potential victims. It also costs the tax payers less money than killing them. Being in favor of a policy of executing people is also incompatible with belief in Christ, and when 70% of this nation claims to be Christian it should give you a good idea how many are full of shit that this is even a debate. Bottom line: No, your immature and selfish desire to kill people does not make it ok. It does not make us safer. It solves nothing. It wastes more tax dollars, and we have and will again execute innocent people because juries and judges are composed of people, and people are fallible. If you are ok with all that you should be locked away from the rest of society where you can do no harm. Sorry for the rant, long day and I keep seeing this subject brought up everywhere I look due to the court's decision. Thank you all for letting me get this out of my system =)
Becky July 20, 2014 at 07:21 am
I feel sorry for the cruel and unusual suffering of the families who wait 20 + years for theirRead More murderer's sentence to be carried out.
Steve M July 20, 2014 at 12:15 pm
They didn't waste much time with Timothy McVeigh who killed 144 people including children but oneRead More official said that he's getting a free ticket out of this world with hardly anytime in prison.
Credit: Justice For Andy Lopez/Facebook July 8 photo.
timothy July 14, 2014 at 05:40 pm
This angry mob wants a mob society. As sad as the event was, it is obvious that 1) theRead More "kid" was messed up on pot (and those of you in the know are aware that today's pot can really mess a person up, it is often STRONG and many cannot handle it) and 2) only a fool would carry a "fake" gun that looks like a real one and refuse to put it down (and enough already about the possibility he doesn't speak English, too bad!). If you were a police officer and felt threatened with a gun being pointed at you would you just sit there and "hope" he doesn't fire or "hope" it isn't a real gun? These protestors I believe want something else...I say that by the looks of the crowd. I won't go into that here but they are all wrong....and I hope the police get tough when someone needs an ambulance and they can't get there because a bunch of idiots are exercising their rights. Police....keep up the good work but be careful and try not to make mistakes. Oh and for you protestors, your goal is to make this sheriff lose his job and then what else do you want? You are all a bunch of hoodlums with nothing better to do. The TV news LOVES that....but the headline should be "Scumbags interfere with common decency".
Ms. B July 15, 2014 at 11:01 am
I'm so glad Deputy Gelhaus is back on duty. He made the right call (sad as it is that the dumb kidRead More had to die, but you know dumb.....) Gelhaus had to make that exact call. "If" the kid had a real gun and shot someone, the same moron protesters would be whining about him not keeping them safe blah, blah, blah. Gelhuas is a good cop and made a difficult call. Anyone saying anything else obviously has no knowledge of the recent school shootings and mass murders like the twit at UC Santa Barbara. As for the crowds of idiots having their little march, who cares. Stupid is as stupid does.
Jonathan Ly July 16, 2014 at 11:38 am
I am glad to hear some common sense on the Patch. As reiterated by most, it is sad and I wished itRead More never happened. We've been taught by parents and just learning through life that you have to be careful and smart around police. Not that they are dangerous. They just have a tough job and have to evaluate difficult and potentially dangerous situations in very short time. I don't get the protest and whether he smoked before hand doesn't matter to me. The protest doesn't address the root cause of the issue and this seems to be a trend in our current society. Trying to fix symptoms and lose focus on the root cause.
Patch file photo by Renee Schiavone.
southernbelle July 12, 2014 at 03:44 pm
I appreciate your comment Jeremiah and I don't think I could've said it better myself, so I won't beRead More redundant. Except to repeat only one thing-- This is why Mr Melhman: "the age limit is based on the medical risk profile that would endanger both the employee and the public he is tasked with serving. The likelihood of sudden debilitating circumstances increases with age and these jobs have a stress level which can precipitate it." I'm still of working age yet from day to day I have bizarre health issues pop up. I run abt 3-5 miles per day, 5-6 days a week. I'm in excellent health. I'm also clever and a bright individual. Yet I've begun having pains in places, and I'm also getting forgetful. My eyesight is decreasing. I get stressed easier than I used to. Because this is our natural human aging process. we age. we just do. ~~~~~~~~~~~~~~ Now, in reading this article, I didn't read, nor did I realize we were discussing being let go at a certain age. I thought we were talking about applying for the job, where can age limit is set due to medical and statistical averages. So I agree with you, I do not think a person should be let go the day they turn 62. Most others do also, that;s why we are offered pensions at particular ages for incentive. ~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~Lastly, your point using vote vs age limits is like comparing dogs to elephants, and completely irrelevant. We're talking about a person's capability to perform a certain type of job.
southernbelle July 12, 2014 at 03:55 pm
**** And I bet SouthernBelle knows something many women and men have forgotten - it's a whole lotRead More more fun acting out the roles when men act like men and women act like women and we all play the game and enjoy life as equal but thankfully different! **** Any good man who values his life knows women are superior to men and don't argue with them because even if you win, you lose!! :-) **** hahahahahahahahahaha!!! Yep, exactly how I feel. There are many many careers out there to choose from. Maybe a girl's passion is to put on 100 lbs of equipment and run up stairs to fight a fire and carry out a 250 lb man- but I'm guessing more aren't than are interested in that. But I'll tell you what, if my daddy's house catches fire and some gal runs up his stairs she best be able to carry him down because HIS life depends on it. And if she can't, then her taking a job she's unable to perform is just wrong.
southernbelle July 12, 2014 at 04:01 pm
one more thing--Mr Melhman, Not sure how long you've been in the area or if you are familiar with LARead More county hiring for Police and fire. But over the past 10 yrs they have had to lower their physical ability testing, as well as their hiring requirements because they had to account for women's physical abilities, and not enough men or women were passing the orals due to prior drug use (even trying it once counts), criminal records (DUI's fall in this), etc. This is also why the quality is lower than it used to be. We haven't seen nothing yet! It's abt to get a whole lot worse because no one wants police officer jobs anymore. so sad how we treat them!
Lil mouth June 25, 2014 at 04:10 pm
They need to kill these people. Cut their necks off. Horrible people.
Ken Briggs June 25, 2014 at 04:59 pm
the courts should make the pimps that use kids put them in prison for five years for each child andRead More sign up as a sex offenders for life.
Becky July 2, 2014 at 12:22 pm
Castrate them, since it is done to women all the time.
Jeremy Meeks booking photo. Courtesy the Stockton Police Department.
Diane Griego July 2, 2014 at 08:05 am
More proof of the downward spiral society has taken and the kind of news the media is moreRead More interested in.
The Beast ! July 2, 2014 at 08:17 am
Do you think he likes his salad tossed or with the dressing on the side ?
TT July 3, 2014 at 02:32 am
This is exactly why I don't help women anymore. There have been several times in my life, when I'veRead More helped a woman who should never have been in a violent relationship with a thug in the first place. And every time, they've eventually put themselves back into the same situation. Going forward, rather than help, my response will be to laugh. These tramps are not worth it.
Ashley Newton. Photo provided by East Bay Regional Parks Police Twitter
Jim June 19, 2014 at 08:23 pm
The rat is right in my eyes. Temporary insanity. Probably get a couple years instead of life orRead More death. I would like to see the punishment fit the crime. Stab her and let her bleed out to see what her poor little defenseless child felt.
John Humphrey June 21, 2014 at 07:50 am
Sue, J.C., Jim: What other parts of the U.S. Constitution do you want to eliminate or ignore? WeRead More know you want to flush the 6th and 8th Amendments.
Lt Bil Drat June 21, 2014 at 07:33 pm
The needle is too easy...Jim's got it right.
Assemblyman Mike Gatto. Courtesy photo.
Desert Rat June 16, 2014 at 01:47 pm
Precisely the point Ken. Only good information should be posted, not guesses. You cannot put outRead More just a description of a white compact car to the whole world as this would inundate 911 and the dispatchers with calls. That kind of information is put out over the radio directly to patrol cars, but not to the general public. Just like an Amber Alert, the information has to be specific for it to be given to everybody.
nunya bizness June 17, 2014 at 12:08 am
This is a great idea . Why stop here? Let's keep it going. How about blue alerts forRead More suspect/vehicle in a homicide that just occurred? And how about a red alert for a suspect/vehicle in an arson that just occurred? Or maybe a green alert for suspects/vehicles in a terrorist attack?
Desert Rat June 18, 2014 at 09:24 pm
Or a pink alert for?
Donalyn Deeds June 8, 2014 at 10:01 am
Or, just follow the law and make a complete stop.
Ken Briggs June 8, 2014 at 10:51 am
Donalyn Deeds yes but some of the lights are not right , if you seen some of those lights , why doRead More they go off while you still have the green light for ? rvrn before the yellow light ?
Donalyn Deeds June 8, 2014 at 05:17 pm
Ken, that has not been our experience. My husband got busted two Saturdays in a row. HeRead More "offended" the second time before the first ticket came. We went to the PD and watched the video, and sure enough, he was guilty. And this is a man who has NEVER in his 60 years of driving received even a parking ticket. We were stunned. But, really, my comment was not about the cameras, per se. It was about those who were suggesting ways to get around it, like lights on the license plate, etc. That's all.
Spike H June 6, 2014 at 07:19 am
One of these arrogant pricks tried to ruin my life with a botched sobriety test on Tesla Road...
John R June 6, 2014 at 01:09 pm
Spike, if you didnt drink and drive, maybe you wouldnt be in that situation
Desert Rat June 6, 2014 at 02:26 pm
Dangit Geoff, beat me to it.
Matt June 6, 2014 at 07:49 am
If this is the most egregious "violation" of civil rights the ACLU can latch onto, thingsRead More must be pretty good these days.
Desert Rat June 6, 2014 at 02:16 pm
Well Ken, it seems you just don't get it. The test isn't about a 60 year old having a baby, it isRead More about applying the policy across the board. And, I am guessing that they simply asked some medical professionals at what age does bearing children become nearly impossible. Since there are women in their 50's who have become pregnant, they probably chose 60 just to safe as the cap. Wake up Ken, there is a bigger picture here. You are not seeing the forest for the trees, as usual.
Desert Rat June 6, 2014 at 02:16 pm
Well Ken, it seems you just don't get it. The test isn't about a 60 year old having a baby, it isRead More about applying the policy across the board. And, I am guessing that they simply asked some medical professionals at what age does bearing children become nearly impossible. Since there are women in their 50's who have become pregnant, they probably chose 60 just to be safe as the cap. Wake up Ken, there is a bigger picture here. You are not seeing the forest for the trees, as usual.
SUNOL, Ca: Fatal collision on Highway 84 Saturday. Screenshot of KTVU report.
Spike H June 8, 2014 at 12:06 pm
My understanding is that the truck jackknifed because some fucking idiot tried to pass him over theRead More double yellow...everybody drives too damn fast for one thing, and that road is in desperate need of being widened, especially since the traffic nazis opened up Isabel/Vallecitos/84 to central valley commute traffic before the road was/is able to handle the ridiculous volume of traffic...
Desert Rat June 8, 2014 at 01:43 pm
Where exactly did this take place? Was it over by the nursery on the east side of 680 whereRead More Calaveras Rd. pops out or actually on 84 east of 680 where it heads towards the nuclear plant?
TheGuru June 22, 2014 at 03:11 pm
There should be weight limits on that portion of 84 to prevent big rigs from traveling on it. TheRead More big rigs get to routed to 580.
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