A Purpose to “Needless Confusion”

“Currently, the Sheriff’s Office oversees custody operations — jail deputies and correctional officers — while a county-run Department of Correction handles administrative and logistic functions like food and laundry services. The civil grand jury described the arrangement as needlessly confusing.”  – Mercury News, May 22, 2018 Santa Clara County Grand Jury clarifies Sheriff Laurie Smith…

The Polls for the Sheriff are Really Bad for Smith

There was just an article in the Mercury News cheering that Laurie Smith has a support of 24% of the voters. Double the number of her next closest rival, John Hirokawa.  At face value, that’s great. Dig deeper, it’s really kind of a ugly picture for a 20 year incumbent. Add that to the last…

It Feels Dirty

Tuesday, ~2:30pm, when all good bailiffs and sheriffs should be tucked into their uniforms and doing their jobs. But not this past Tuesday. An interesting candidate meeting was taking place among two allegedly diametrically opposed candidates who have claimed they have little to say to each other. I’ve heard many a rumor that La Jeunesse…

Mercury News Endorses John Hirokawa

It appears pockets are empty this election in Laurie Smith’s closet and the Mercury News isn’t willing to further look the fool standing over someone’s body because of Laurie Smith’s established incompetence. Her political capital has been wasted over the last four years, as the DSA told you it would be. She had nothing left…

The State of Laurie Smith’s Internal Affairs

Recently the Mercury News launched a large scale piece covering the sexual harassment of a former Sheriff’s Deputy Gary Brady and the subsequent interference in the Internal Affairs case against the accused, then Assistant Sheriff Laurie Smith. Let’s set aside the sexual harassment charge, because there are disputes as to whether or not it happened.…