Articles Tagged With ‘Law enforcement’




Former SLO County cop evades jail in grand theft case

A former officer with the Grover Beach and Atascadero police departments admitted that he used his security position to steal from residents of a Thousand Oaks retirement community, but the former policeman will not do any jail time as punishment... (Continue reading)

Plans for reducing police violence

OPINION By JIM GRIFFIN There is a deep seated crisis in the country, and a mounting uproar, about police violence in general and police shootings of unarmed civilians in particular. Some people excuse the behavior of police pretty much no... (Continue reading)

Is law enforcement incentivized against legalizing marijuana?

As Colorado was legalizing medical marijuana, law enforcement officials from California voiced their disapproval pointing at what they deemed failed medical marijuana laws in California. [McClatchy] “I was told that we hadn’t learned anything from California – that you can’t... (Continue reading)

California gun sales skyrocket after school shooting

In the aftermath of an election and another school shooting, firearm sales in California are at an all-time high. [PressEnterprise] Friday’s shooting at a Connecticut school in which a gunman shot and killed 20 children and six adults with a... (Continue reading)

Is lying to lawmen illegal?

By DANIEL BLACKBURN Can a conversation with law enforcement be hazardous to your freedom? It all depends on an interpretation of your honesty. Police officials in Atascadero said field officers have been arresting people for lying to them. The admission... (Continue reading)

Your cell phone may be ratting you out

Law enforcement agencies nationwide have dramatically increased surveillance of American citizens through their cell phones over the past five years. (New York Times) With data provided by a congressional inquiry, the newspaper reported Sunday that more than 1.3 million demands... (Continue reading)

Brown caves to police, vetoes bill to restrict searches of cellphones

OPINION By PETER SCHEER Jerry Brown, as you may have heard, has vetoed SB 914, a bill sponsored by the First Amendment Coalition that would have required police to get a warrant before searching through cellphones or other digital devices... (Continue reading)

Trashing the Tribune

OPINION By KEVIN P. RICE San Luis Obispo’s trash container ordinance was recently converted to “trash ordnance” fired at the city council when the Tribune published large color photos of all five San Luis Obispo City Council members’ homes on... (Continue reading)

Police killed by gunfire makes 2011 worst year in a decade

Nick Armstrong, 28, became the 49th law enforcement officer killed by gunfire in the U.S. this year, putting 2011 on track for one of the worst years for lawmen killed in gun-related deaths in a decade. [Witness LA] Armstrong was... (Continue reading)

Half Moon Bay shuts down police department

Half Moon Bay has closed down its 12-member police department and will begin outsourcing the work to neighboring towns or the county sheriff. [San Francisco Chronicle] Officials say that the coastal town of 13,000 had little choice given dire budget... (Continue reading)