Protect, Serve And Sell T-Shirts.

August 11, 2008

By KAREN VELIE and DANIEL BLACKBURN

A San Luis Obispo police officer peddles custom imprinted T-shirts, sometimes while on duty, as a federal bankruptcy court considers his twin Chapter 7 petitions.

Officer Christopher Charles Chitty apparently runs the cash business from the home he shares with his wife, Lisa Solomon, Paso Robles’ chief of police.

Chitty said Sunday that the business, Trick Tape, no longer exists. An investigation by UncoveredSLO.com suggests otherwise.

The pair filed a voluntary bankruptcy petition in May for a business they jointly owned called Sign Sensations Inc., a promotional printing company. Chitty subsequently filed for individual protection July 17 in Santa Barbara’s U.S. District Court. In court documents, Chitty and Solomon listed debt totaling $1,039,182; assets of $512,000; and $550 in available cash.

Monthly expenses were reported to be $13,991, including $800 for entertainment and $2,792 for transportation and vehicle costs.

Solomon manages a $10 million police department budget.

None of the documents provided to the court in either action by Chitty and his wife mention an ongoing business called Trick Tape.

Shortly after the couple launched Trick Tape in 2004, they added T-shirt printing and a new name, Sign Sensations.

Within two years, though, Sign Sensations was allegedly in financial difficulties and near its end. According to a recent memorandum from Solomon to her officers, “…the business was too young and hit too hard by the downturn in real estate and local development… to be able to hang on in this recession.”

The memo, a copy of which was provided to UncoveredSLO.com, noted the chief and her husband then “closed up shop, but the business had significant debt in equipment and inventory.”

By this time, though, Sign Sensations already had been resurrected, again as Trick Tape.

In January 2007, a listing for Trick Tape was added to an online local business directory, iBegin.com. The listing provides a number for a cell phone which is answered by Chitty. A business location currently mentioned in the listing is in an undeveloped area near Union and Kleck roads in Paso Robles. The Trick Tape Web site was most recently updated in July 2007.

Since folding Sign Sensations, Chitty has been re-hired as an officer for the San Luis Obispo Police Department, where he worked in a similar capacity prior to his unsuccessful stint in business.

Contacted on his cell phone Saturday by a reporter posing as a customer seeking information about volume T-shirt sales, Chitty said, “Yes, this is Trick Tape. I can help you with those.” During the course of a conversation, Chitty suggested that design proofs be sent to ccgraphicdesigner@sbcglobal.net.

Later that same evening, at 7:35 p.m., Chitty placed a call to the reporter to discuss further details of a sale, including pricing and specific T-shirt brands.

According to a San Luis Obispo police dispatcher, Chitty had gone on duty at 6 p.m. Chitty was said to be “out of the office, probably in the field” when a reporter asked to talk to him.

“Your public safety dollars hard at work,” commented one San Luis Obispo Police Department source familiar with Chitty’s actions.

Asked Sunday if he ever conducted a private T-shirt business while on duty as a San Luis Obispo police officer, Chitty said, “I have no comment.”

Around six months ago, Chitty applied to the San Luis Obispo Police Department. Openings for police officer jobs are competitive, with applicants selected after intensive hiring reviews.

Uniformity in hiring standards for police departments was the state legislature’s intent in 1959 when it authorized the California Commission on Peace Officer Standards and Training (POST) to “select minimum selection and training standards.” Applicants for peace officer jobs undergo background checks that include in-depth credit checks.

“The department did a thorough background check [on Chitty] with a polygraph, credit check, and fingerprinting,” said San Luis Obispo Police Capt. Dan Blanke. “It doesn’t mean someone has to have perfect credit,” Blanke responded when asked if Chitty’s credit and litigation problems raised a red flag. “We are pleased to have him back working with us.”

Blanke said the background check “was sent to POST for a thorough review.”

Gary Manini, a POST law enforcement consultant, said that police departments do not send background check results to the commission for a critique.

“We do random visits and review hires. We don’t look at backgrounds except for automatic disqualifiers,” Manino said.

“You better write the truth,” Blanke told a reporter. “They dotted all their ‘i’s and crossed all their ‘t’s, and if you write that the hiring was due to a favor between chiefs without the usual background review, Chief (Deb) Linden said to me in an earlier conversation that she will use the full extent of the law to go after you.”

Linden chairs the POST commission.

POST’s manual states, “The purpose of the background investigation is to verify the absence of past behavior indicative of unsuitability to perform the duties of a peace officer or public safety dispatcher. The candidate’s credit records determine credit standing with lenders as an indication of the candidate’s dependability and integrity.”

Chapter 7 is designed for debtors in financial trouble who do not have the ability to pay their existing debts, according to the bankruptcy code. Debtors whose financial difficulties are primarily due to consumer debt are subject to a “means test” — if income is greater than the median income for the state in which they reside, the court may deny the petition.

In California, the median income, according to the U.S. Census Bureau, was $74,801 in 2006 for a family of four. Chitty and his wife’s combined income is approximately $220,000 per year, according to their sworn statements on the bankruptcy petitions. Chitty and Solomon have stated in court documents that their “debts are primarily business debts” and that no inventory from the business remains.

Those court documents also assert the pair has “50 to 100” creditors including Kohl’s, Mervyns, and Gottschalk’s. Levitz Furniture is owed $13,119; Chitty and Solomon claim their household goods and furnishings are worth approximately $3,000.

About $20,000 in sales taxes remains in arrears. Four different creditors have filed lawsuits against the couple in the past few years. In two of the lawsuits, the court sided with plaintiffs. The other two remained active at the time of the most current bankruptcy filing.

Tags:, bankruptcy, chief of police, chitty, paso robles, solomon


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Stefan

By: Anonymous on 8/13/08

I don't think it really says that on the sign. I never noticed that and I live here. Geeez everybody would be talking about it if it said that. Thats pretty darn funny. I did see a sign a couple of years ago on my way back from Palm Springs. It said "Eat Here and Get Gas". Really thats what it said.

By: Anonymous on 8/13/08

I suspect that they are now operating as "middleman" and have no equipment or inventory…they merely make sales and then order from another manufacturer

By: Anonymous on 8/13/08

The bankruptcy lists no inventory. Lisa Solomon in a memo to all her linemen says that the business had significant debt in inventory. It sort of doesn't add up. The more debt they had in inventory equates to how much they were selling but they are broke and have all this debt and no inventory. I wonder where they are getting the inventory to continue operating?

By: Anonymous on 8/13/08

Regarding the innocence of the prior Atascadero Police Chief Mr. H. That investigation clearly revealed that Mr. H was guilty of "very poor judgment". Any reasonable person would have concluded that a "rape" never occurred.

I never said he was a white knight, I never met the man and don't know anything about him other than what I learned while following the investigation . He isn't there any longer because he resigned. "Very poor judgement" can cause a Police Chief to have to do that.

By: Anonymous on 8/13/08

It's the officers that have been contacting Dan and Karen about the lack of integrity by those who are in high positions. It makes us feel exactly the way you think we feel.

LEO

By: Anonymous on 8/13/08

If the Chitty's revise their filing disclosing the continued business operations and submit it to the court in a timely fashion then there probably aren't any laws broken. As for no one reviewing the circumstances by which Mr Chitty and Mrs Solomon Chitty remain employed in public service, hopefully the City Council will look into it as well as POST. I would hope that the same will happen with Chief Linden.

By: Anonymous on 8/13/08

The very sad thing about all of this is that this questions all of the Officer's and the Police Dept's integrity and reputation. Not just the Chief's and Chitty's. Hiring back Chitty, full well knowing about the bankruptcy, puts the whole Department's integrity and reputation on the line. I wonder if the Chief thought about that? And how does that make all of you other Officers feel?

By: Anonymous on 8/13/08

If the go broke maybe I could buy their inventory…

Who do I call?

By: Anonymous on 8/13/08

Just struck me; Did the kicked up dust from " Fairgoers attacked, allege official cover-up", fencing in the park and other stories where Paso has been less than co-operative put a shine on this?

By: Anonymous on 8/13/08

Could someone please quote exactly what law has been broken here?


I'm not defending the chief of police who gets 1 million dollars into debt, or the police department who hires back an ex-officer who is in debt to the tune of a million dollars; I agree it looks very bad, especially for Chief Soloman and the City of Paso Robles. But please tell me what law, the exact section and from what California Code please, has been broken.


Chitty files bankruptcy and then re-opens his business under a new name. Is it underhanded? Yes, but is it illegal? No… It is done frequently and it frustrates civil attorneys to no end because they must refile and their client's claims with the court naming the new business in order to get an order from the court to execute judgements against the debtor; in this case Mr. and Mrs. Chitty.


Can we take the rhetoric down a few notches.. There isn't going to be a civilian police oversight committee and if there were they would have no authority to look into officers personal, non work related financial dealings, unless the officer worked organized crime or narcotics.


There isn't going to be an investigation into this by anybody, because although it is embarassing, it isn't illegal…


Stefan

By: Anonymous on 8/13/08

"Lets not make Atascadero worse than the existing problems."


I like the sihnon the west side of ECR by the Beacon that says "Quick Lube in Rear"


Yeah, you gotta love A-town

By: Anonymous on 8/13/08

was he found innocent?


if he's such a knight in shining armor, why isn't he still the chief? hmmmm.

By: Anonymous on 8/13/08

So does that make Monty a leftist or To: Monty a leftist? They can't both be leftist can they? Considering that Monty hates this site and called everyone lazy Moron's then that would make people who hate this site a leftist and the rest are on the right.

By: Anonymous on 8/13/08

To James,

The Atascadero Police Chief that was accused of rape was found innocent of that allegation, and rightfully so. He served prior to the current Police Chief in Atascadero, in fact that position has been filled twice since. Lets not make Atascadero worse than the existing problems.

By: Anonymous on 8/13/08

Being a member of law enforcement I have always been resistent to the formation of a civilian law enforcement review board.


The recent events at the Sheriffs Office (secret recordings of subordinates) and these allegations ref SLO and Paso PD (improper hiring practices and potential fraud)lead me to revise my thinking and agree that perhaps a civilian review board is necessary in this County.


I know the Grand Jury is supposed to serve this function but the Grand Jury is overseen by the DA and appears toothless on matters like these.


We live in sad times.

By: Anonymous on 8/13/08

This reminds me of the Rapist Police Chief of Atascadero and the former Sexual Harassment Auditor Controller of SLO County. Everybody in Paso knows that Lisa's employees are up to their necks in embezzlement of public funds for personal services. They are prostitutes of the highest money politics bidders. South County must be occupying the lower half of the I.Q. Bell Curve.

By: Anonymous on 8/13/08

Google "namecaller" and see where it goes

By: Anonymous on 8/13/08

Yeah. Right. Only the left-wing engages in name calling . . .

By: Anonymous on 8/13/08

Name calling, the first sign of left-wing thinking.

By: Anonymous on 8/13/08

I don't know if Karen and Dan tried to contact Lisa Solomon or not. Lets see how that might have changed this story? Ah, Chief Solomon confirmed that her husband was hired as a favor, definitely not that answer. Probably would have read , Chief Soloman denied speaking to Chief Linden about a position for her husband Chris Chitty? Maybe it would read Lisa Soloman refused to speak with a reporter or didn't return phone calls. Take your pick. Same story, same facts. You sound like a moron.


Stefan

By: Anonymous on 8/13/08

Monty (who sounds like Tom Kerfurry to me) obviously didn't hear the radio interview this week. Karen and Dan explained that they tried to contact Solomon and she wouldn't talk to them.


There is no indication that their MS Fair story was wrong either. Implying that it is, doesn't make it so.

By: Anonymous on 8/13/08

How come the article doesnt say that they tried to get a hold of Chief Solomon? This site did this before with the Mid State Fair article. They accuse the fair of a cover up, but not once made an effort to have the PR dept from the fair, yep they have one, and get them on the record with a response.


I like truth and investigative reporting, but for some reason this site seems more like a pointless gotcha tabloid, and more scandal and entertainment, then real news. And the posts here prove this is mostly read by lazt thinking morons.


I'll most likely be back though….

By: Anonymous on 8/13/08

Oh Geez,

What a story. Thanks Dan & Karen. I'm sure there are some LEO that are thanking you too.

Maybe things will get better now. The public needs you.

By: Anonymous on 8/13/08

I do find this blog entertaining. Some of the post are very funny and I do at times laugh out loud. I find the stories interesting, sometimes entertaining and always honest. There isn't anyplace else in SLO County to report hard hitting news to. I'm glad that this site exist and I'll be sending them a donation to keep them going. We need this public service.

By: Anonymous on 8/13/08

To: Carol Ann Riley

You just hit the nail right on the head. Who else were these guy's going to complain to? I'm sure the linemen have had to put up with plenty of this sort of bs in the past. The Chiefs and Chitty got what they deserved. There is obvious dissension in the ranks and with good reason.

By: Anonymous on 8/13/08

To Politics Suck,

Yes in general politics certainly do "suck". It’s also true that good people fall on hard times. Many honest people have lost a business and had to file bankruptcy. You blame politics for this current story and seem to think it’s all about hype and some linemen that don't like the boss's (Lisa & Deb). Maybe so.

Let’s see

1.Two ex-officers apply for a position with the SLOPD. One officer has a conditional offer and figures he has the job, but wait, he is passed up for someone else who has very bad credit and 4 law suits! How in the world did this other guy get the position considering the POST requirements? REASONABLE QUESTION- Does this guy Chitty know somebody? REASONABLE ANSWER – Oh this guy Chitty that got the job is the husband of the PR Police Chief Lisa Solomon!

2.The rumors start in the ranks, (that’s only human nature) and it comes out that he couldn’t possibility have passed the POST requirements because of all that money he has stuck people for, over 500K and guess what else, he filed bankruptcy and he is still running his business under a name of a previous business (under the table for cash).

3.Then it comes out that he sold a great boat to ________ (a high ranking official in the department) for cheap, cheap, cheap . Wonder if that helped get him back in the door?

4.So they call ncoveredslo.com because who else are they going to complain to?


Now I ask you, who is to blame for this story and all the facts about the Chitty’s coming out. Do you really think it’s just someone picking on the Police Chief’s and it’s just a bunch of hype?


Stefan

By: Anonymous on 8/13/08

In reading your rant you sure sound like a disgruntled employee who doesn't like public scrutiny.


If you are a cop you need to go back for another round of psych testing to determine your fitness for duty

By: Anonymous on 8/13/08

"It detracts from the site and from the mission of UncoveredSLO."


What mission? Is there a stated mission statement? was it deleted due to conflicts with the reporting?


And yes, this place is about intertainment more than news.


The news may be factual, but the comments are over-the-top and mostly bullshit, this one included

By: Anonymous on 8/13/08

So if police break the law and it is investigated it is an attack. How ironic.

By: Anonymous on 8/13/08

About this site: Don't take it too seriously. This site is all about entertainment, kinda like "professional wrestling." They give the illusion that it's legit, but in reality it's just a big put on. Take it with many grains of salt.


Freedom of speech . . . just don't dis the keepers of the blog!

By: Anonymous on 8/13/08

Bankruptcy fraud is a crime. This is not about a policeman having financial trouble. This is about a chief and her policeman husband steeling money the white collar way. The pair ripped off quite a few Paso business owners. Does being police officers excuse that?


Also, there was another ex-policeman given a conditional offer regarding the position in SLO. He lost it when Linden found out Chitty wanted the job.


Those on the line are embarrassed of the unethical leadership they are stuck with. Protect our officers and help them to find better leadership.

By: Anonymous on 8/13/08

Ahhh….. personal attacks. When all else fails or your unhappy with a decision then attack. Websites like this forward the spineless worms the opportunity to start rumors. Wow you sure got Lisa and Chris. They had a business fail and have debt. Well folks times are tough and it happens. So the little disgruntled (rich) whiners from SLOPD and the (not so rich) whiners from PRPD are trying to get rid of the folks they don't like. For what….. This alledged conspiracy that is fueled by bunch of left wing folks who eat that hype up. But we won't talk about them cause they will delete it. Real media….. Right. Stories about cops not doing their jobs and digging up dirt in their personal lives to add fuel to the fire. Problem is the folks adding the fuel are also cops. Plus they have the same amount of dirt. Divorces, DUI's, tickets, yeah you all think people don't know your baggage. The problem is your not skilled enough to reach the top. So nobody cares about you and your pathetic lives. So you sit around and make up pathetic B.S., slander good folks and fire up all the cop haters. Well folks guess what. The cops hate you too. They don't really care about you or your problems. The people who got beat in Paso during the fair. Well they probably deserved it. Pretty soon cops won't do anything cause they don't want to get in trouble or have the media slander them. It a no win situation for them. Get there when you get there, do the bare minimum and collect a big check. God bless the USA. Where else do you get to kick a hippies ass, run your daily errands, eat donuts (I love donuts),drink coffee, play computer games on the MDC, scam on college chicks, sleep when your sleepy, and drive cool fast cars. Doing actual police work, why. All you ungrateful folks do is critize us and slander us so guess what….you win. We won't do anything pro-active. We'll be like firemen. Well gotta go, I am going to watch the olympics at the fire station, eat dinner and then later catch a nap. These new cruiser tax dollars paid for are very comfortable.


Stefan

By: Anonymous on 8/13/08

Karen and Dan bust their buns to make this a unique, important, must-read web site.


As readers, I think we owe them the respect of not polluting this site with the juvenile, irrelevant comments that all too often pop up here.


It detracts from the site and from the mission of UncoveredSLO.

By: Anonymous on 8/12/08

I ordered rim striping from trick tape. It took around a month to get to my house. I e-mailed and got no response, later I checked and the site said they (the owners) had been in a car accident. No biggie I thought, sucks for me, sucks worse for them.

Couple months later I dropped my bike and went on to trick tape again (dumb) to order to new spacers and signals. I completed the checkout untill the very last "confirm purchase" page. I hesitated, and found better signals on another site, so I went back, deleted the signals and just bought the spacers. Later I checked my bank account and saw they had charged me too much. Somehow they charged me for the signals as well. I e-mailed immediately and got an instant reply that it had been taken care of. 5 weeks go by and I'm irrate! I e-mailed and called soo many times, finally I check their page and now they're mother was sick and thats why they were moving slow. WTF!! It took 2 months to get my spacers.. and an extra pair of signals that they charged me for after I told them not too. I rode for two months w/ no blinkers because of these assholes and they overcharged me $35. F*** TrickTape!

By: Anonymous on 8/12/08

I am all for free speech and censorship can become a slippery slope. That being said, this site and others can use some judicious deleting on occasion.

By: Anonymous on 8/12/08

Husband # 4 seems to be a charm

By: Anonymous on 8/12/08

what a dumb thing to say

By: Anonymous on 8/12/08

spoken like a true Bozo!

By: Anonymous on 8/12/08

I think the reporters have every right to edit this web site and delete some of the stupid, nonsensical stuff that some of the idiots out there are putting up on it. Vulgarity and nonsense are dumb and boring and some of you really think you are funny and the rest would like to see everyone stay on topic or stay out. I am going to let my Tribune subscription expire and send a check to Karen and Dan instead

By: Anonymous on 8/12/08

I don't see where their house is at stake. I might be wrong but I didn't see where they weren't making the 6000K per month payments. Its everyone else that they weren't paying. Again I could be wrong.

By: Anonymous on 8/12/08

I agree that desperate people can do desperate things. I think in this case it at least appears that these people caused their own financial situation. If you consider that they racked up 500K in bills almost all on various credit cards and if they manage to get the debt wiped out they will actually be on easy street with their salaries. They might have very bad credit for a while but they already own a home that they won't lose in the bankruptcy and who needs credit with an income of 220K and all those benefits not to mention all that they have already accumulated plus a T-Shirt business on the side. Not bad, except for the fact that you can't pass the POST standards. This is such a dilemma because if they keep their jobs they won't be desperate at all!! Just questionable criminals.

By: Anonymous on 8/12/08

His credit had to be very poor while applying. He was on the forclosure list approx 6 months ago and it takes a while for that to be reported.

By: Anonymous on 8/12/08

I think the EFI and Hurst Financial 100 million dollar frauds are a bigger story.

Thank You Dan & Karen for breaking it.


Stefan

By: Anonymous on 8/12/08

I find it interesting that Chief Linden makes a point of saying that Chitty hadn't yet filed for bankruptcy when he was rehired in 2008. But wasn't his credit already in the toilet by then, and wouldn't a credit check reveal that?


I would certainly be leery of an applicant in such deep financial trouble. It shows poor judgment, a penchant for questionable risk taking and the potential for proving the old saying that "desperate people do desperate things."

By: Anonymous on 8/12/08

I guess they don't have to worry about talking on the phone during business hours. They can do all the favors that they want. It's ashamed that two woman reached the level of Chief of Police and then forgot about what it takes to stay there. Didn't they ever consider that there were people just waiting to finger them ? ……and it happened. Linden used very poor judgment and Solomon went over the top on a spending spree with no intention of paying it back. It looks like she committed bk fraud too.

By: Anonymous on 8/12/08

Why aren't the Chief's and Captain's phone recorded? How do they know if a nut/psycho might call with threats or evidence? Are they concerned with recording calls from nefarious friends?

By: Anonymous on 8/12/08

I concur that this is actually a very big story. I'm judging that by the buzz around SLO and my own thoughts on this article inclusive of the response from Deb. I think this "might be" one of the bigger stories in SLO County thus far in 2008. I'm waiting for the outcome of the FBI investigations to decide.

By: Anonymous on 8/12/08

I'm new here and it's very interesting. I'm glad there is someone doing this kind of site in SLO. I have been hearing about a letter that Chief Linden wrote to the reporters here so I dropped in to read it (and everything else). I'm glad I did because I'll be coming back.

I don't think the chief understood what the story did and didn't say before she responded.That was very foolish. I also don't think that she made sense about the hiring process. It does look like something is wrong somewhere. Its a good story and you have my thumbs up. Congratulations because this is a very big story. I wonder if you are aware of the chatter in the county?

By: Anonymous on 8/12/08

It's always interesting to hear little tidbits of info like yours. So the Chief and Captains phone lines don't record conversations like all the other lines. That’s too bad. After reading the response to Dan and Karen from Linden it makes no sense that Karen would report the conversation other than exactly as it was quoted. There is very little difference in the interpretation of Lindens spin (softer ) than what Karen reported. I have no doubt that Karen wrote down exactly what was said to her at the time it was said and quoted the Captain correctly.

PS Did they find the leaks in the station yet? LOL

By: Anonymous on 8/12/08

The dispute about what was said to reporter Velie by the SLO Captain could be easily proved or disproved because all of the phone lines at the SLOPD are recorded.


Oh wait a minute! I forgot that there are 3 lines that are not recorded. The Chief's and the 2 Captains phones are the only lines at the PD that are not subject to recording.


I wonder why that is?

By: Anonymous on 8/12/08

Fiction is obliged to stick to possibilities. Truth isn't.

By: Anonymous on 8/12/08

To ufoman,

You say that you like the police. Is it the police you like or the Chief's? Because if its the lineman that you like you should know that many of them are embarrassed by the actions of the dept Chiefs.


Stefan

By: Anonymous on 8/12/08

Perhaps you could tell us all what the truth is and what in this story isn't factual? U-SLO has been called a liar almost every time they write a story. I've never seen them proven wrong yet. Why don't you give it a shot?

By: Anonymous on 8/12/08

I second what Midol said.

By: Anonymous on 8/12/08

That was a point well made.

By: Anonymous on 8/12/08

To Mike 8,

Mike I am not a public figure and therefor have not put myself out there to have my mistakes published. On the other hand, public figure or not if I (or a family member) committed a crime I/we would expect that I would end up in the paper somewhere.

By: Anonymous on 8/12/08

UFOMAN is obviously an individual attempting distract from this story and the interest of its readers. His post were "excessive, nonsensical" statements that the rest of us have to waste our time reading. Thanks for deleting him Karen and Dan. I know you almost never delete but it needed to be done in this case.

By: Anonymous on 8/12/08

Civillaw man said I need to be nice. I like the police. They treat me good.

By: Anonymous on 8/12/08

The posts by UFOMAN should have been deleted. He was completely acting crazy, making no sense, off topic and didn't challenge the reporters in any fashion at all. There was not one sane blog by him. He was obsessive then and he is obsessive now. He has already done 10 posts (under different names) complaining that his post was removed.

By: Anonymous on 8/12/08

Your lousy spelling should be "sensored".

By: Anonymous on 8/12/08

Indeed this is a very serious matter, in fact there is an investigation occurring at the SLOPD as I write this. They aren't investigating the facts in the story or the fraud committed by Chitty though! The investigation is focused on who in the PD has been providing the leaks to the reporters!! Thats the FACTS FOLKS..

By: Anonymous on 8/12/08

Well Norman, give me your last name, let me publish in a public forum some things that you have done. Lets see how your attitude chnages. Even more so, when you try and show that I am an idiot, I will remove your blogs

By: Anonymous on 8/12/08

Hey, "Jack and Karen own and can remove what they want ?" That doesnt seem fair. They are attacking people's lives here. That space alien guy was just making fun of the truthfulness and they removed his statements. I saw it and that is not right ! I hope the lawyer does sue them !

By: Anonymous on 8/12/08

This is a serious matter although some people would like to trivialize the facts and issues.

It's obvious that there is no defense for the actions that have occurred by the SLO and PR police department chiefs, thus the foolish defamation against the reporters made by a few who would like this story to go away. Thats how I read this, and I'm an average citizen who is telling you all that this is serious to an average hard working person.

By: Anonymous on 8/12/08

Wow…so if someone talks bad about the reporters, then lets remove their blogs ? So what all gets sensored here ?

By: Anonymous on 8/12/08

Dan and Karen own this site, so they have the freedom to remove any comment they want. Censorship is only against the law when a government or public entity is behind the act of censorship.

By: Anonymous on 8/12/08

I second what Male Chauvinist Pig said.


Stefan

By: Anonymous on 8/12/08

This would be at the top of the list of reasons not to give power to women.

By: Anonymous on 8/12/08

Hey CIVIL LAW…You need to contact your fifth grade teacher and take summer school over.

By: Anonymous on 8/12/08

Hey UFOMAN…these guys are a joke. I saved all the entries for that Legal guy. Blackburn is a liar anyhow.

By: Anonymous on 8/12/08

Where did all my stuff go?

By: Anonymous on 8/12/08

I know the alien guy was making nonsense, but can they take off his Blogs ?? They are attacking other people but take away his stuff when he attacks the reporters ?

By: Anonymous on 8/12/08

Hey UFOMAN…You need to contact me. Despite the irresponsible information that is listed hear, they have violated a tort by removing your Blogs. Please contact me.

By: Anonymous on 8/12/08

This site is a joke…the guy was making statements about the professionalism (or lack of) the reporters, and they remove his blogs ?? Hmmm, maybe that should be a story

By: Anonymous on 8/12/08

Woa…they took off someones blog ? They can put offensive stuff about other people but dont like bad stuff about them ?

By: Anonymous on 8/12/08

Hey, why are they removing UFO dudes blogs ? He was funny. Besides, isnt that sensorship

By: Anonymous on 8/12/08

Interesting CYA letter there from SLO. Just wondering if it was in response to the story, or the moonbats commenting on it.

By: Anonymous on 8/12/08

This story and the letter from Deb Linden (the SLO police chief) is astounding. What in the heck is going on with these public law enforcement officials? Have they lost all semblance of duty and integrity? The letter from Linden has really cinched my opinion on this and I'm open minded. My wife had the same reaction that I'm having and asked me if she was reading something wrong! No she wasn't.

By: Anonymous on 8/12/08

I wonder exactly what Chief Lindens threat meant? She can't sue the reporters with public tax $$, thats for sure. So what full extent of the law was she planning on taking? I don't buy that she was saying that she would request a retraction. Sorry but that doesn't add up one bit.

By: Anonymous on 8/12/08

Why do you allow nuts like UFOman to post here? He has no opinion,he adds nothing relevant and is obviously a crazy person? I think you should delete posts that are irrelevant and serve no purpose.

Donna Wilson

By: Anonymous on 8/12/08

I was thinking the same thing. It must be insider, he is the biggest blog slimmer around here and does it to near every story and blog. Hearing you mention that he is off his meds cracked me up because I think it's probably true. He's a bit more out there than usual today but obviously just as obsessed.


Stefan

By: Anonymous on 8/12/08

My guess is that UFOMAN is Insider when he forgets to tke his meds

By: Anonymous on 8/12/08

Playtime over for the kiddies. Go inside and take a nap and let the adults have this site back, please.

By: Anonymous on 8/12/08

Who are the overseers of these Chiefs. What is going to be done about this?

By: Anonymous on 8/12/08

No wonder Chief Solomon didn't want a Medical Marijuana Dispensary 20 miles outside her jurisdiction. She probably couldn't stand somebody else being successful as opposed to her dismal financial situation. Time for 2 new chiefs and a new sheriff.

By: Anonymous on 8/12/08

I like the UFOMAN, but then agian I choose to live in A-Town

By: Anonymous on 8/12/08

UFOMAN, you need to beam back up to whatever spaceship you landed in. Good God!! Make some sense or find any other place to blow your hot air… bye bye now.

By: Anonymous on 8/12/08

UFOMAN is a Fool. Your foolish blogging doesn't distract from the truth. Find a new blog, you idiot!

By: Anonymous on 8/12/08

Boats like vehicles require registration. This won't be difficult to "look into". Does anyone have the name of the person (high ranker) who purchased it?

By: Anonymous on 8/12/08

The Chitty bankruptcy doesn't list a boat as an asset and states that the Chitty's only have $550.00 in available cash. This indicates that the boat was sold prior to filing for bankruptcy and I wonder if they used the money to pay off some of their creditors or if it's sitting in a safe deposit box. This is a good question for the bankruptcy judge to ask.

By: Anonymous on 8/12/08

There is a very good reason why good credit is a factor when hiring law enforcement personnel. I agree with the Captain when he says that “the credit doesn’t have to be perfect” however certainly it has to be reasonable? A LEO who is in severe debt creates concern because that individual is can possibly become compromised thus accepting bribes, doing shake downs etc.

The fact that Mr. Chitty continued to run his business (under the table and behind the courts notification) adds a great deal of fuel to this fire. Chief Solomon also would have been aware of this as she is his wife and also a part of the bankruptcy and an owner of the business. The debt that they ran up in a matter of 2 years is unconscionable. None of this makes any sense.

By: Anonymous on 8/12/08

There is a rumor in LE circles that Chitty sold an expensive pleasure boat (bargain basement priced) to a high ranking SLOPD Administrator about the same time that he was rehired. Can this be verified? If it is true, in view of the story line would something like this be legal?

By: Anonymous on 8/12/08

I just read Lindens letter. She claims that her Captain didn't relay a threatening message to uncoveredSLO. Let’s see Linden claims that she said she would be “very upset and seek recourse”. Am I really supposed to believe that Linden was referring to recourse as “asking for a retraction”! Give me a break. I have no doubt that these reporters take copious notes and get their quotes right. Linden has clearly tried to “soften” the threat that was made but it’s there no matter how she tries to reword it.

I also notice that Linden asks for a retraction regarding a statement that doesn’t exist in the story! Likewise I notice that Linden completely avoids the fact that Chitty’s credit was about as bad as it gets and she seems to think that since he hadn’t yet filed bankruptcy that she reviewed an expectable credit check. Nothing could be further from reality. A bankruptcy that is awarded actually would release a person from most debt. Chitty at the time owed money all over the place, was in litigation, had lost 2 cases and owed sales taxes and income taxes, something that a bankruptcy won’t dismiss. There is no way that Mr. Chitty or Lisa Solomon can pass a POST review.