Ms. Smith Goes To Stanford

Either Laurie Smith is deliberately indifferent to or ignorant of basic law enforcement concepts or she’s senile. I’m at a loss to believe any experienced, intelligent, caring individual with this many years in law enforcement would continue to make these kinds of decisions. Her fourth floor administration is, frankly, out of their damned minds. They’ve…

Yet More Evidence Supporting Training and Policy Standards

The parallels to the Eugene Craig shooting by Santa Clara County Sheriff’s office can’t be ignored in this morning’s story in the Mercury News. In Saratoga, a sergeant and deputies harassed the homeowners for nearly an hour banging on doors and windows, then repeatedly tried to break into the house, ultimately busting through a garage…

…As You Wish to be Treated

I know, I’m slacking. I just don’t have the patience with this. It’s a lot of work for little return and a lot of frustration. There are a ton of items on my list, I imagine I will get to them at some point, maybe; for the moment, this a particular soundbyte has been chafing…

And No One Heard the Starting Gun

Update: FB was down when I wrote this, John Hirokawa has a campaign page on FaceBook and is holding a campaign kickoff fundraiser according to that page. So it’s been in my pending file for a long time now – Undersheriff John Hirokawa (ret.) has been quietly meeting people, gathering support and trying to keep…

A Thanksgiving Announcement?

  We’ve been waiting for better than half a decade to see the 2nd Annual Deputies Appreciation night, the first being held at Gordon Biersch Brewery back in the 2010 election season. The event was disguised as an appreciation event, however, after a few beers, a happy hour style buffet, and a few tours of…