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  • "But Ilan is just doing his job. He is required to give the best possible defense, and try to see it from a different point of view. What we should be concerned about is the incompetence of the D.A. We certainly don't need any more incompetent prosecutors elevated to the bench. I would rather have someone who defended people and did a good job of it."

    mkaney commented in:
    SLO City inspector placed on leave after assault conviction on 2019-04-18 20:02:57
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  • "So sad that the New Times has to be so hateful and vengeful towards a fellow journalist. Don't they realize that Karen Velie's fate could be their own. What if the New Times actually did investigative reporting and they actually did print it and they actually stood behind their reporting by not backing down to a malicious lawsuit. And only to have lost that lawsuit due to extreme perjury by the plaintiff. But also remember that DA Don Dow does not pursue perjury in civil cases even if you loose over a million dollars over obvious fabrications and lies. Just look at this current issue of New Times. It is not a newspaper, it's an entertainment guide and no more. And how dare they criticize Velie when they make no attempt to report real news other than the snarky, immature and poorly researched comments in the cowardly no byline Shredder."

    ShootTheMessenger commented in:
    Calling out the SLO New Times Shredder on 2019-04-18 18:47:51
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  • "The Shredder is a mean bully, and operates like all bullies -- picking on people who have done nothing more than lack the means to respond in kind. The slam at Gurnee was gratuitous and totally without any contextual validity. Hey, didn't they slam him for being a "developer" when he ran for office not long ago? Using words like N--BY is a bully's tactic. The idea is you categorize and denigrate someone so you don't have to consider what they say, what they stand for, who they are, whether they speak truth, or whatever. It's schoolyard name-calling designed to put somebody in a lesser place than you are, to stigmatize and diss. It's indecent name-calling. For a newspaper to do this foments hatred and malice, of which we need no more in this day. Doing this to its supporting population is also stupid. Shredder will often belittle somebody who's written something Shredder doesn't like on social media, in a letter to the editor, or wherever, apparently failing to recognize the Shredder's not the only one in the world with free speech rights. A newspaper's belittling people this way appears to be its deliberate way to chill free speech. Often those belittled aren't in any way public figures. Shredder was modeled on Santa Barbara's Angry Poodle, but Poodle is smart, decent and actually clever, while Shredder is none of those. Poodle is also signed, by the wonderful smart and fair reporter Nick Welsh, but Shredder hides behind an iron curtain of anonymity and has nobody on staff of Welch's quality. Shredder has outlived its life, and perhaps should itself be sent to one of those huge metal shredders and offed to shredder hell. Would anybody other than its arrogant better-than-you writers miss it?"

    Ricky2 commented in:
    Calling out the SLO New Times Shredder on 2019-04-18 15:59:37
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  • "Great writing on how CCN writes about the truth, something we can not find with our local news publications. Like you, I no longer read the Tribune or the New Times (they do make good fire starters, though!) I will continue to follow Velie on Cal Coast News and Cal Coast Times to get “the rest of the story”."

    SLOBodan commented in:
    Calling out the SLO New Times Shredder on 2019-04-18 15:41:42
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  • "The Shredder used to have the pulse of the community, and would write honest and snarky editorials, back when it was written by Steve Moss. Their current editor, Camillia Lanham, is from out of area, and knows very little about the community. She continually promotes lies that support advertisers or those in politics the New Times loves, like Adam Hill, John Shoals and Jeff Lee. But to not cover the wrongdoing at the IWMA, because it will expose the perjury that led to the Cal Coast News loss of a lawsuit, is passed unethical."

    JordanJ commented in:
    Calling out the SLO New Times Shredder on 2019-04-18 13:13:57
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  • "Obviously, Olcott is used to getting away with bad behavior. If he's ever been to a bar; his behavior says he's quite familiar with them, he would know that people trying to get the attention of the bartender is a regular thing. They had gotten their beer and plastic cups and were most likely headed outside. There's is no excuse for this. Isaac is not a large person and certainly not what I would consider a trouble maker, and there is never a good excuse for sucker punching a woman, especially unprovoked. I hope they sue this slimeball into the poor house. He doesn't deserve to be living on my taxes. He needs to be fired at the very least. Sixty days will probably actually be 30. Not enough. His wife must live in fear of upsetting this jackass."

    Jimreaper commented in:
    SLO City employee guilty of random assault, video on 2019-04-18 08:01:25
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  • "I wonder if the families of these murder victims feel the same way as you do? Probably not. I expect a that a day has not gone by that they didn't remember their loved one and wonder who was responsible for their murder. Kudos to the cold case detective for giving the families the answer. Hopefully we will see more of these unsolved cases cleared up soon. We all remember the Kristen Smart case, but us oldtimers remember the two little girls murdered in San Miguel back in the early 80s. Sure would like to see them solve that case."

    Gordo commented in:
    Atascadero murders unsolved for decades, resolved by DNA on 2019-04-18 06:43:55
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  • "He cannot be fired without cause as defined by an MOU (memorandum of understanding) between an employer and a union either by the City as an employer or by General Motors or Exxon/Mobil as an employer with an MOU with a union. The City, General Motors or Exxon/Mobil cannot fire employees represented by a union for criminal conduct unless as spelled out in the MOU. You would have to read the MOU with the City. There is typically language involving criminal conduct as to not reflect negatively on the employer as well as what unplanned leave is allowable. New baby, family illness, death in the family, lots of protected leave either by law or negotiated in the MOU. 60 days in County Jail, probably discretionary on the part of the employer."

    obispan commented in:
    SLO City inspector placed on leave after assault conviction on 2019-04-17 23:13:55
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  • "I saw this video for the first time yesterday. The inspections were done a year ago. Chris didn’t mention he had been in a drunken bar fight two years prior to the inspections. So you think the jury spent 13 days on this one minute video and then ended in a hung jury? Or maybe there was other evidence during the 13 day trial?"

    Fleet commented in:
    SLO City employee guilty of random assault, video on 2019-04-17 22:59:18
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  • "How in the world can this guys boss allow him to remain employed after seeing that?....if you ask me he and everybody above him needs to be fired...especially the one that gave him a raise after this occurred....this anger management beacon needs to get fired without pay...before he does this again....."

    Rambunctious commented in:
    SLO City inspector placed on leave after assault conviction on 2019-04-17 22:40:54
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  • "If you're guilt is in doubt you probably will not be charged by the DA. If you're guilty any competent attorney, even a public defender, will get you a good deal you do not deserve but is necessitated by priorities and budget constraints. If you're 110%-O.J.-guilty and the DA won't deal you get Ilan, that is if you can pay. But I'm sure as hell not going to vote for his twisted and manipulated logic to be elevated to the bench."

    obispan commented in:
    SLO City inspector placed on leave after assault conviction on 2019-04-17 22:37:16
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  • "With this City Council he will probably get the use of the city attorney's choice of defense lawyer for him (Dietrick can't find her way out of a coatroom much less into a courtroom) at taxpayer's expense of course. Seems like the council can use city legal services so why not a disgraced employee? He should be fired immediately."

    womanwhohasbeenthere commented in:
    SLO City inspector placed on leave after assault conviction on 2019-04-17 22:23:03
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