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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.
Alix Catherine Tichelman aka AK Kennedy/Facebook page. Photo credit: shadowboxerphoto.
randy albin July 16, 2014 at 11:54 am
well, anything for sensationalism. what kind of titillating news does this make up? what form ofRead More silliness. how can these people be like this?
David H. Perez July 14, 2014 at 10:01 am
Unfortunately, this incident adds yet another to a multitude of reasons that Watsonville should beRead More high on the list of cities most desirable to MOVE OUT OF! That is, if such a list existed. And yet we are told we should want to go stroll around downtown???
Pat Kittle July 15, 2014 at 02:08 am
Hey Watsonville -- how's that "Sanctuary City" policy working out for you?
Uncle Frenchfrie July 11, 2014 at 12:51 pm
This is being delivered over 26 hours after the story had been posted?
Susan C. Schena July 11, 2014 at 12:57 pm
?? Hi, Uncle Frenchfrie. What do you mean "being delivered"? In your email? Because, yes,Read More this was posted yesterday morning ...
Credit: Santa Cruz Fire Department.
Jozseph Schultz July 6, 2014 at 11:39 pm
Hmm, wonder how much all the enhanced enforcement is costing taxpayers? What will it take to againRead More allow fireworks at the beach, where it is relatively safe, rather than driving them all over our tinder-dry areas inland?
Oedi July 7, 2014 at 10:08 am
This cost taxpayers no more than the amount of their tax already budgeted to each of the departmentsRead More involved for fiscal 2014. You don't actually think calling 911 is like calling a cab, do you?
Jozseph Schultz July 7, 2014 at 10:19 am
No, it's not like calling a cab. If there is no demand for cabs, the availability of cabsRead More diminishes. The police budget, on the other hand, never shrinks, and if it is threatened, there are always new crimes to be created, like drinking alcohol outside or sleeping without the benefit of proper lodging.
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!
Ayanna Morales. Credit: Scotts Valley PD.
Pat Kittle July 2, 2014 at 11:16 am
Immigration status??
Amy Wainscoat Anderson July 2, 2014 at 05:35 pm
Let me just take a wild guess here Pat. Are you just a jaded Republican or a racist too?
Pat Kittle July 2, 2014 at 06:01 pm
Amy Wainscoat Anderson: Let me take a wild guess here Amy. Are you just a passive-aggressive PCRead More coward or an anti-white racist too? (I've never voted for a Republican, but I used to vote for lots of liberals, including Jessie Jackson. So put that in your crack pipe and smoke it.)
Saratoga High School student Audrie Pott, 15, tried to end her life by hanging herself in the bathroom of her bedroom at her mother's house in Los Altos Sept. 10, 2012. Photo by Sheila Sanchez
Thomas Kouns June 29, 2014 at 05:34 pm
Good law.
Lynley Kerr Hogan June 30, 2014 at 09:19 am
This law leaves too much room for sexual abusers to skirt the "penetration" part and doRead More other things that still humiliate and scar for life the victim. Not tough enough, I say! I'd like to know what happens to the parents of the children who abuse others. Certainly, they are culpable of something such as neglecting to teach their children how to treat others. Or, will we continue to teach our children that no one will ever be held accountable for their crimes...just like our government and corporations? Of course, no one ever really pays for their crimes as much as the victims. Once an injustice has been done, you can never take it back. How ignorant we are to believe that any good can come after someone has been abused. It doesn't. Ever.
Pat Kittle June 30, 2014 at 03:51 pm
Typical media reporting -- it took exactly 4 words for the story to identify the raceRead More ("white") of the suspected crook, and we're told he "white" again later in the story. Compare that to how the media report the race of non-white criminal suspects. Those bigoted haters who own the media have their anti-Gentile reasons this kind of reporting.
Pat Kittle June 30, 2014 at 03:53 pm
Typical media reporting -- it took exactly 4 words for the story to identify the raceRead More ("white") of the suspected crook, and we're told he's "white" again later in the story. Compare that to how the media [DON'T] report the race of non-white criminal suspects. Why do the media consistently do this? The bigoted haters who own the media have their anti-Gentile reasons.
Pat Kittle June 30, 2014 at 03:55 pm
Typical media reporting -- it took exactly 4 words for the story to identify the raceRead More ("white") of the suspected crook, and we're told he's "white" again later in the story. Compare that to how the media [RARELY] report the race of non-white criminal suspects. Why do the media consistently do this? The bigoted haters who own the media have their anti-Gentile reasons.
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