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……

Forty to One

Since no one else wants to address the elephant in the room here on the latest attack at the jails, I will. The jails were supposed to get better; today, according to all that was allegedly done, we should be looking at a smoother running, better managed, safer system that can be better trusted to…

Home for the Holidays

This one was too good to pass up, so I took a quick break from the Turkey roasting and thought I would just quickly share with you a good chuckle about how great our new Undersheriff Neusel and Ass. Sheriff Belliveau are doing in establishing policy and procedure in our jails. The sheriff seems to…

Nothing Is Changing in Laurie Smith’s Jails

I’ve been asked to put this up several times now. After digging a little, I decided to go ahead. Dan Noyes of ABC7 did a story on yet another incident in our jails. He billed it as a retaliatory act against an inmate who claimed he was falsely accused of kicking a deputy in the…