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  • "Roy, yes they should provide a perch for those who think they are birds, if it makes it easier to clean up their crap. The point is they treated this person in this manner to make their job easier and keep this person safe,and to mitigate possible STD issues, etc. Most likely the policy was derived from experience within the jail, but you're sure to believe it is the hidden PC police making these good officers bend to their will. You want the police to enforce your social order, 1950's social order. ."

    MrYan commented in:
    Arrested as a man, booked into jail as a woman on 2017-01-18 21:45:06
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  • "MrYan. You seemed to be a reasoned person. And yes, it is a water management problem we have. Not a drought problem. And until we accept the needs of people over other entities... California will never solve its water issues. So "tree huggers" ARE the source of many of the problems we have because "people" are left out of their equation."

    Slosum commented in:
    Fishermen upset as water flows out of Lopez Lake on 2017-01-18 18:44:44
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  • "I don't know if your "tree huggers" comments were made sarcastically or not but I suspect that most of them would agree with your other points -- as do I. Lopez Lake was not built solely for the pleasure of boaters. I have seen nothing yet to indicate that the professionals managing it are not doing their jobs fairly and intelligently."

    RonHolt commented in:
    Fishermen upset as water flows out of Lopez Lake on 2017-01-18 18:44:33
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  • "Ah yes, Mr. Brown continues to use one of the most annoying tactics of conservative pundits -- quote examples of extremists and bad behavior and then extend the characterization to all with similar political leanings. His characterizations of Hill and Gibson are accurate enough that I won't criticize him for them. The same applies to revolutionary leftists like Alinsky. But to insinuate that all (or even most) who lean to the left suffer from the same character defects is both disingenuous and dishonest. Is it any wonder that our politics is so polarized when this kind of rhetoric is acceptable? Now there are those on the liberal side who are also guilty of the same sort of polarizing punditry -- although it usually takes a slightly different form. But that doesn't make Mr. Brown's version right -- or even better. In following the lead of people like Rush Limbaugh, Bill O'Reilly and the like, he has earned a measure of distrust from me. When people can't make their points without exaggeration, half-truths and subtle smears, how can you know that they haven't taken similar liberties with the "facts" supporting their views?"

    RonHolt commented in:
    Hill and Gibson espouse their political virginity on 2017-01-18 18:38:02
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  • "I don't disagree that there are many double standards that should not exist between those who are supposed to be enforcing laws and the rest of us. However, I am looking at this from a strictly legal point of view. He did train the dog as you said but, if that is the standard for training a police dog and he didn't take it beyond that standard, that may make the training irrelevant from the point of view of criminal liability. This is roughly analogous to having legal ownership of a fully automatic weapon which is then stolen and used in a crime. The fact that it is fully automatic is not in itself a crime if the owner is one of the few to be licensed to own them. The owner of such a weapon might be criminally negligent if he failed to take reasonable precautions against theft. But the main punishment would come in the form of civil liabilities along with probably loss of the right to own such a weapon in the future."

    RonHolt commented in:
    Officer who owned killer dog wanted a Grover Beach K-9 unit on 2017-01-18 18:10:33
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  • "The reasons to release the water are many in number, and yes the fish are part of that consideration. But the main reason is the proper management of the water basin. The truth is we should be putting rubber dams in along the way to trap as much as possible of the release as it makes it's way to the pacific---in Monterey--Marina Ca. That is the way it is done up north with Naci and San Antonio outflow. They release year round, and yes it is for agriculture. BTW--the farmer's paid for the north county dams by raising taxes on themselves years ago, so up north it is their water to manage--not recent homeowners around the lakes. Living nearby the outflow I have a well goes 150 ft deep. I find water at about 12 feet. We don't have ground water issues like most of SLO County, as the resource is managed properly. I also see the added benefit of a waterway that has active wildlife. We have fish, crawdads, freshwater clams, frogs, fowl that utilize this managed water way year round. Bald eagles patrol the river and nearby grasslands. Deer, coyote, bore, mountain lion, and bobcat's round out the mix. Oh yeah--I float it too. The thing is the tree huggers would rail against this type of water way management, and the complain about everthing'ers find common purpose here (why are they draining this damn dam ?). I'll leave it to the professionals to manage, knowing that they have our best interests at stake and make hard choices about managing a shared resource. But let's not think critically about a subject---it is so much more fun to flog a strawman. Dam(n) fish loving tree huggers ruin it for everyone."

    MrYan commented in:
    Fishermen upset as water flows out of Lopez Lake on 2017-01-18 17:04:56
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  • "Hopefully this will help DA Dow with some of the legal stuff: ----------------------------------- California Penal Code 600 (a) Any person who willfully and maliciously and with no legal justification strikes beats, kicks, cuts, stabs, shoots with a firearm, administers any poison or other harmful or stupefying substance to, or throws, hurls, or projects at, or places any rock, object, or other substance which is used in a manner as to be capable of producing injury and likely to produce injury, on or in the path of, any horse being used by, or any dog under the supervision of, any peace officer in the discharge or attempted discharge of his or her duties, is guilty of a public offense. If the injury inflicted is a serious injury, as defined in subdivision (c), the person shall be punished by impreisonment in the state prison for 16 months, two or three years, or in a county jail for not exceeding one year, or by a fine not exceeding two thousand dollars ($2000.00), or by both a fine and imprisonment. If the injury inflicted is not a serious injury, the person shall be punished by imprisonment in the county jail for not exceeding one year, or by a fine not exceeding one thousand $(1000.00), or by both a fine and imprisonment. (b) Any person who wilfully and maliciously and with no legal justification interferes with or obstructs any horse or dog being used by any peace officer in the discharge or attempted discharge of his or her duties by frightening, teasing, agitating, harassing, or hindering the horse or dog shall be punished by imprisonment in a county jail for not exceeding one year, or by a fine not exceeding one thousand ($1000.00), or by both a fine and imprisonment. (c) Any person who, in violation of this section, and with intent to inflict such injury or death, personally causes the death, destruction, or serious physical injury including bone fracture, loss or impairment of function of any bodily member, wounds requiring extensive suturing, or serious crippling, of any horse or dog, shall, upon conviction of a felony under this section, in addition and consecutive to the punishment prescribed for the felony, be punished by an additional term of imprisonment in the state prison for one year. (d) Any person who, in violation of this section, and with the intent to inflict such injury, personally causes great bodily injury, as defined in Section 12022.7, to any person not an accomplice, shall upon conviction of a felony under this section, in addition and consecutive to the punishment prescribed for the felony, be punished by an additional term of imprisonment in the state prison for two years unless the conduct described in this subdivision is an element of any other offense of which the person is convicted or receives an enhancement under Section 12002.7. (e) In any case in which a defendant is convicted of a violation of this section, the defendant shall be ordered to make restitution to the agency owning the animal and employing the peace officer for any veterinary bills, replacement costs of the animal if it is disabled or killed, and the salary of the peace officer for the period of time his or her services are lost to the agency. Leg.H. 1984 ch. 443. effective July 12, 1984, 1985 chs. 106, 765. -------------------------------------------------------------------- What this is saying is that if you irritate or injure a K9 police officer, you'll be fined and jailed, and then required to pay for vet bills, replacement costs for the animal and the salary of the police officer for his/her time lost. So, perhaps DA Dow is correct to not bring charges against Neo's trainer, owner and handler, officer Geiger. Perhaps it's Mr. Fear and Mrs. Long who need to be charged with crimes? Afterall, the K9 officer was doing what it was trained to do before Mr. Fear intervened and assaulted the dog. The section of the CA penal code cited above only talks about the punishment one of us serfs would endure if we dared to irritate or injure a police K9 officer. Entirely missing is any language that threatens the K9 officer with punishment for misplaced aggression. Perhaps we're not seeing this correctly? After careful consideration we must conclude the following: 1. The life and work of a police officer---including a K9--- is more important and of more worth than the lives of any serf or group of serfs. 2. K9 handlers are not responsible for injuries to serfs. Why should they be? Serfs aren't of any importance. Most should be put in jail for breathing the same air as the police officer or his dog. 3. Many of us simply do not understand the double standard of justice. It's time we do! Here's the first lesson: Police are never wrong and are never responsible for anything when it comes to serfs. The second lesson is a corollary of the first: Serfs are expendable. If one is accidentally killed by a police dog, another will take its place. Serfs are a dime a dozen. K9 officers are special and precious. And the third lesson: Your life and your rights ain't worth $h!T compared to a dog owned by a police officer! I know this last statement sounds harsh and "over the top" but just look at the INSTANT fines and charges that would have been leveled against Mr. Fear if he had bit Neo over at Neo's house AND COMPARE THAT TO THE PAID VACATION THAT GEIGER IS ENJOYING. Again....if this is allowed to stand it is to our shame."

    DocT commented in:
    Officer who owned killer dog wanted a Grover Beach K-9 unit on 2017-01-18 15:18:26
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  • "And why do we need to know that Carbajal is a of Mexican decent? Attending the Inauguration is about respect for the office and recognizing the duly elected. Can't he just do that and not spout his disrespect because of his team differences with Trump? Why is it that Democrats dislike empowerment? Their objection to the abolishment of slavery continues! Yes many of them are still the same, Democratic Leadership is still Democratic Leadership and today they have marches instead of riding on horses wearing pillow cases over their heads."

    Jorge Estrada commented in:
    Carbajal to go to inauguration but not in support of Trump on 2017-01-18 14:27:03
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  • "Personally I would like to see Carbajal stay home and do the job he was hired to do, like "fighting for communities who will be greatly harmed" I am not interested in paying for him and whoever he feels like taking along with him on the taxpayers dime to attend an event that he is unable to add anything of value to. Does anyone really give a rats ass over who is, and who is not, attending?"

    aft50s commented in:
    Carbajal to go to inauguration but not in support of Trump on 2017-01-18 14:21:53
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  • "I guess it's too much to ask of Salud Carbajal that his reason to go to the inauguration is because it's the right thing to do and would present to our new president a willingness to work together to resolve this countries many problems, but no Salud Carbajal wants to go to tell our new president " there are members in Congress fighting for communities who will be greatly harmed by his misguided policy proposals", and that Salud Carbajal doesn't really care about the communities that have been harmed by the previous president and the harm he caused by his misguided policies."

    kayaknut commented in:
    Carbajal to go to inauguration but not in support of Trump on 2017-01-18 14:00:53
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  • ""A minimum amount of water released from Lopez Lake must be kept in the creek for fish and wildlife, Hutchinson also said" There it is in a nutshell, don't give me the agriculture argument. This is just another official placing fish over people in the chain. There should be nothing wrong with allowing the lake to fill before you flush the water downhill."

    Rambunctious commented in:
    Fishermen upset as water flows out of Lopez Lake on 2017-01-18 13:53:25
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  • "Lopez dam was built in the late '60s. It was just a few years ago that they released water because the dam might not be safe in an earthquake. So then South County water users were taxed to pay for stabilization columns to strengthen the dam. Now it's to replenish ground water? I say it's it's just more government control!"

    SLOnative commented in:
    Fishermen upset as water flows out of Lopez Lake on 2017-01-18 13:31:09
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  • "At this point the proper clean up is for the person who did this, and they know who they are, to remove the carcass. Lets assume their first attempt was to leave the carcass in an isolated canyon or such to let nature take its course and that was fine, but now that water has moved the carcass to a public beach the right thing is for the person who did this to now remove the carcass."

    kayaknut commented in:
    Skinned zebra found on the beach near San Simeon on 2017-01-18 13:29:48
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