Ethics in Journalism and Laurie Smith’s Friends

Edit: Jennifer Wadsworth claims that the DSA lost their charity status in the below mentioned article due to failure to file paperwork. For the record,  the DSA is a 501(c)(6) and has never been eligible for charity status that allows donors to claim donations as a deduction. Deputies were allowed to claim their donations as…

Here We Are

Silence from all camps while Santa Clara County conducts the slowest vote count in the history of man. WTF does the Board of Supervisors do exactly that this count is only 86% complete 5 days after election day? Go ahead, let Cortese and Chavez run unopposed next time like Wasserman just did. They’re doing a…

Sheriff Laurie Smith’s Interference in Death Investigations

Finally,  someone other than myself is talking about Laurie Smith’s alleged interference in death investigations in the Medical Examiner’s Office while she was in an oversight role. Thank you KQED! “In certain cases the sheriff’s office has impeded the examiners from receiving evidence necessary for the determination of cause and manner of death,”  – Dr.…

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…