…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…

Board of Supervisors Needs To Implement Oversight Now

“I think the overarching question is, ‘What can and should we do to provide some oversight to make sure something like this never happens again?’” said Supervisor Simitian.¬† I read this statement earlier today and I remain confounded at the reality the Board of Supervisors is ignoring in regards to Sheriff Laurie Smith. The Sheriff’s…

Sheriff Laurie Smith’s Beyond Thunderdome

Do Not Let Sheriff Smith’s Office Investigate Latest Jail Incident! Current reports are that a 64 year old inmate is at the hospital, reportedly brain dead according to sources inside the jail, severely beaten by his cellmate. I can’t stress this enough. I just read the Mercury News story and got off the phone with…

Our Representation, Our Safety

guest editorial by Sean Allen I have given the CPOA ample time to address several issues that I’ve personally complained about! Things I’ve said in private to Board members, in squad meetings and on paper. What I want those people to realize that all friendship’s aside, you the board are responsible for maintaining our rights……

Being a Cop Isn’t Pretty, Politics Makes It Even Uglier

We’ve all seen the various internet videos of police involved in physical altercations. Sometimes they’re clear cut, the officer involved is doing the right/wrong thing and there isn’t a lot of question. Most times though you only get a piece of the story and determining who did what, when, and how it applies to rights,…