What Is To Political?

Recently the DSA President sent an email out to the DSA to address some rumors and attacks he and the DSA have been on the receiving end of. I must admit, I know a bit about the DSA president and his ups and downs over the years with the sheriff and within the office. I…

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…

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…