CNN poll confirms: Most Americans believe their government is a threat to their welfare

A majority of Americans think the federal government poses a threat to rights of Americans, according to a new national poll.

Fifty-six percent of people questioned in a CNN/Opinion Research Corporation survey released Friday say they think the federal government’s become so large and powerful that it poses an immediate threat to the rights and freedoms of ordinary citizens. Forty-four percent of those polled disagree.

The survey indicates a partisan divide on the question: only 37 percent of Democrats, 63 percent of Independents and nearly 7 in 10 Republicans say the federal government poses a threat to the rights of Americans.

According to CNN poll numbers released Sunday, Americans overwhelmingly think that the U.S. government is broken – though the public overwhelmingly holds out hope that what’s broken can be fixed.

The CNN/Opinion Research Corporation poll was conducted February 12-15, with 1,023 adult Americans questioned by telephone. The survey’s sampling error is plus or minus 3 percentage points for the overall survey.

Charges against San Bernardino police officer’s accuser dropped

FONTANA – Criminal charges against a man who accused an embattled San Bernardino Police Department sergeant of illegally detaining and searching him were dismissed Friday.Gregory Parker has spent nearly three years questioning the circumstances of his Sept. 18, 2007, arrest and fighting the two counts of possessing marijuana and receiving stolen property he was later charged with.

During a scheduled court hearing in Fontana Superior Court on Friday, supervising deputy district attorney Richard Alan Young said all charges were being dropped due to “insufficiency of evidence and in the interest of justice.”

He declined to provide specifics about why the San Bernardino County District Attorney’s Office was no longer interested in pursuing charges.

Parker’s defense attorney, Gary Wenkle Smith, said his client was “elated” and lauded the system for making justice its priority.

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A little brain food for the perpetually Recovering City of Big Bear Lake Council and other prostitutes of the Prison-Industrial Complex

Most U.S. Union Members Are Working for the Government, New Data Shows

[ You allow your police to form labor unions, then think you can ever be free from crime?  Or free at all?  Stupid Merikins. ]

For the first time in American history, a majority of union members are government workers rather than private-sector employees, the Bureau of Labor Statistics announced on Friday.

In its annual report on union membership, the bureau undercut the longstanding notion that union members are overwhelmingly blue-collar factory workers. It found that membership fell so fast in the private sector in 2009 that the 7.9 million unionized public-sector workers easily outnumbered those in the private sector, where labor’s ranks shrank to 7.4 million, from 8.2 million in 2008.

“There has been steady growth among union members in the public sector, but I’m a little bit shocked to see that the lines have actually crossed,” said Randel K. Johnson, senior vice president for labor at the United States Chamber of Commerce.

According to the labor bureau, 7.2 percent of private-sector workers were union members last year, down from 7.6 percent the previous year. That, labor historians said, was the lowest percentage of private-sector workers in unions since 1900.

Among government workers, union membership grew to 37.4 percent last year, from 36.8 percent in 2008.

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Just a reminder to the pig-sucking, brain-dead, flacid, perpetually-Recovering City of Big Bear Lake Council

Paul Chabot would love this commercial:

Teens Too Smart To Buy Anti-Drug Ads

A kid of about 13 wanders through a house party.  He goes outside where there are a quartet of pot smokers who offer him a joint.

He thinks for a moment, then there are all these quick flashes of him with pills, hiding stuff under his bed, getting into fights with his family, falling asleep in class and getting busted at school.

The ad implies that trying pot once will turn you into a full-on drug fiend within days.  This flies in the face of all science on the subject, but since when were facts used in anti-drug ads?

So the kid just shrugs and goes back into the party — ostensibly to eat more junk food and, quaff ‘energy drinks’, and listen to L’il Wayne and Snoop Dogg.

Does anyone really think kids will believe this fear-mongering balderdash?

In the 1980s, when I was a teen, they tried to stuff all this ‘Just Say No’ stuff down our throats and all it did was make us think that adults were morons.  If this new ad campaign is anywhere near as effective as previous government-run, anti-marijuana messages, we should see the number of teen drug users increase 10% within the next few years.

Now, instead of representing their constituents, like the pretty girl above, our mayor and council work for these guys…

Top row:  Rodney (“Baby Rod”) Hoops and Floyd Tidwell.  Bottom row: Gary Penrod and Cindy Beavers

And these guys work by preying on you.

Bob (RIP) and Mayor Liz, by the way, used to run a little back-room operation from their tourist shop.  They would purchase and re-sell meals to the Sheriff’s Department for their inmates.  They could have bought them direct, but were feeding their sheep while primping for the Master’s Work.

Liz, you’re supposed to be a psychologist.  Do you remember that little thing that Erikson called “ego integrity?”  Where will you find yours?  Tell the truth, Doc.

Gerald Celente Interview – Words of wisdom

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Another City Shows Increased Accidents from Red Light Cameras

Peoria would like you to believe that they are alone in experiencing an increase in accidents due to red light cameras, but they are not. They join Los Angeles, Grande Prairie (Canada), Clarksville, TN, Temple Terrace, FL, and now Spokane, WA in recent announcements about the failure of RLC’s to make intersections safer. The Seattle Times reports:

Intersections where Spokane installed red light cameras in 2008 in the name of safety saw an increase in crashes and injuries in the first year of the controversial program.

There were 38 collisions at the three intersections the year after the city began fining violators caught on tape. That’s up from 32 the previous year, according to police collision reports provided to The Spokesman-Review.

Injury accidents at the intersections also rose from 11 the year before to 14 after.

Like the other cities, Spokane officials scrambled for excuses and justifications as to why the citizens should continue to be subjected to intersections where they face a greater chance of injuries so that the city can continue to enjoy what amounted to $108,000 in profit for 2009:

Spokane Mayor Mary Verner called the data “interesting,” but cautioned that it’s too early to make a final judgment on camera enforcement.

“The program has been effective in that we seem to have caught a lot of people running red lights,” Verner said. “If we’re not seeing a decline of injury collisions, then we need to figure out why not.”

If Spokane officials were honest, they’d join the likes of Southland City, CA, San Bernardino, CA in pulling the plug on their camera programs, a move that truly would make their cities safer.

Some of SB cop, Adam Affrunti’s, violent past allowed in criminal trial for teen

SAN BERNARDINO – It has become a battle of the backgrounds.Attorneys on Thursday continued their struggle to keep jurors from hearing about past violent conduct for two key players in a criminal trial scheduled to start next week.

The players are Terrell Markham, an 18-year-old man accused of pulling a stolen gun on a police officer, and Officer Adam Affrunti, who had shot five people prior to these two tangling on Nov. 17, 2007.

Despite the prosecutor’s repeated objections, San Bernardino Superior Court Judge Ronald Christianson on Thursday ruled that one of the officer’s past shootings and one case of alleged excessive force is admissible at trial because of the possible similarities to the Markham shooting.

See also: Jurors to hear criminal past of San Bernardino teen shot by officer with 5 prior shootings

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Resistance Against Checkpoints

Law enforcement agencies have declared they will hold 300 “DUI” checkpoints during the holiday season statewide. Furthermore, they have declared 2010 “the year of the checkpoint.” Checkpoints are a military tactic that violate the Fourth Amendment and condition society to passivity toward police interference in daily activities. They disproportionately impact immigrant communities, who face deportation due to 287(g) agreements, which deputize local law agencies to enforce federal immigration law. For these reasons, resistance to “the checkpoint society” has been fierce, and has included lobbying local officials, holding vigils and marches, creating communication networks, and actually being present at checkpoints to warn passing motorists and document abuses. Follow reports from the struggle:

Op/Ed: Checkpoints Violate the Fourth Amendment and Normalize the Police State by Rockero

From the newswire: Pomona anti-checkpoint action by Direct Action Claremont | | Documentación de un caso de injusticia ejecutada en un retén policial por Rockero | | Protest LAPD Stealing Cars from Raza during Xmas Season!! by Unión del Barrio

This week’s checkpoints: Retenes navideños / Christmas checkpoints (25/dec-2/ene) by Checkpoint response

iePolitics Commentary: Sheriff Hoops, Part 2

Sheriff Rod Hoops let’s continue from my last posting.

I do not want our readers to think that misconduct such as the credentials falsification issue with Sheriff’s Captain Bart Gray is nothing but an aberration.

It is actually the opposite. In other words it happens quite frequently.

Not only are special accommodations made for ranking employees when caught committing crimes, so are their family members. More often than not.

And to be fair to you, I acknowledge that this pattern and practice is nothing you designed or created. You are simply picking up where others have left off, and carrying on the culture and traditions of the department.

Maybe people will realize this is why some are appointed Sheriff within the ranks versus the County seeking outside applicants.

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Suspect whose beating by San Bernardino police was caught on videotape is released from custody

SAN BERNARDINO – The barbershop owner who was the subject of a videotaped beating by San Bernardino Police Department officers was released from custody Friday, according to the lawyer who is representing his longtime girlfriend. Darren Johnson, 43, who was struck repeatedly with a baton while being arrested at a 7-Eleven on Monday night, was at home recovering as of Saturday, said Gary Wenkle Smith, a San Bernardino attorney.

Smith said San Bernardino County Sheriff’s Department deputies went into Johnson’s room at Arrowhead Regional Medical Center in Colton on Friday and told him since no charges had been filed by the San Bernardino County District Attorney’s Office that he was being released from custody.

Sheriff’s spokeswoman Cindy Beavers said that if time is up for someone in custody and the district attorney has not filed charges, it’s the Sheriff’s Department’s responsibility to release the person.

Because of the extent of Johnson’s injuries, including a broken right hand and bruises and cuts from head to toe, he remained in the hospital Friday night and was taken home by Smith on Saturday morning, the lawyer said.

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Operation Phoenix and ACORN, sitting in a tree

Earlier this week, the Association of Community Organizations for Reform Now (ACORN) was caught on video trying to help set up a brothel for underage immigrant girls (thirteen 13-15 year olds) in San Bernardino where the profits would go to support the political career of an aspiring politician. In the video, many names were rattled off in what seemed like references by the ACORN employee who claimed to want to assist in the set up of this “business” in San Bernardino. Among the names mentioned was one Congressman Joe Baca, firm supporter of Operation Phoenix (Mayor Patrick Morris’s “anti-crime” campaign).

In his run for re-election in late 2006, Joe Baca claimed credit for his involvement in Operation Phoenix as a positive reason to re-elect him. Countless complaints of civil rights violations by Operation Phoenix officers and participants have been reported and complaints that CPS has unjustly placed families under investigation and removed children from their homes because of Operation Phoenix raids on the poorer parts of the city; however, no complaint of Operation Phoenix can be considered as vile as the alleged molestation of three children in the “community centers” by Operation Phoenix employee (at 144K per year salary), Mike Miller.

Recently, Mayor Patrick J. Morris has taken his “anti-crime” program to Washington and promoted it for use throughout the United States. Patrick Morris is an ex CPS judge who sits on the boards of directors to many non-profits, some of which are contracted by CPS and make money every time his Operation Phoenix program lands a child into the foster care system. He is currently seeking re-election in San Bernardino.

As it turns out, ACORN directly supported Patrick J. Morris’ Operation Phoenix at a San Bernardino City council meeting in late 2007. Some twenty ACORN members showed up in red vests in support of the communistic program and were recognized by the mayor and council there. Considering the molestations, ties to many non-profits and similarities between the general template suggested by ACORN for the brothel and Operation Phoenix affiliate non-profits, one has to consider if Operation Phoenix and the re-election of Patrick J. Morris are a good idea for San Bernardino at all, much less the United States.

SanBernardinoCity: Sheriff Hoops Fouls San Bernardino

It was requested of this reporter to pay a visit to the Arden Guthrie area of San Bernardino by some concerned residents on August 7th of 2009. There were reports that S.M.A.S.H. team was gearing up at a local Target parking lot and the residents were concerned that, due to complaints of officer misconduct, there may be some abuse of power impending.

At approximately 10p.m., a Fontana P.D. vehicle was seen cruising in the area. I stopped the car and asked them if they were getting ready to do an Operation Phoenix Sweep and they confirmed that they were. I told them they were welcome in the neighborhood; however, only if they were respectful of the residents and I also informed them that I would be filming. I suggested that they only “raid” the homes they had warrants for and leave the other residents alone because it is illegal to enter homes uninvited without a warrant. The officers found it humerous and the driver stated that a warrant is not always needed. A few moments later, a distraught young man, escorted by another resident, came running toward me and stated that he’d just been stopped by Fontana P.D. on Guthrie, called a “punk” and “nigger” by one of the officers and intimmidated into staying until they’d ran him for warrants.

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Investigation into “on ice” allegations against San Bernardino police sergeant reopened

SAN BERNARDINO – Police Chief Keith Kilmer has hired an outside investigator to review an Internal Affairs probe into a sergeant accused of keeping people “on ice,” according to multiple sources close to the investigation.The decision reportedly came after Deputy Public Defender Sam Knudsen sent a letter to the new chief urging him to reopen the case because “some witnesses may have actually been steered away from giving/reporting information related to possible misconduct.”

The three-paragraph letter is dated July 15.

Accusations surfaced a year ago that Sgt. Brad Lawrence was illegally detaining suspects without probable cause, a practice commonly known as putting them “on ice.”

Knudsen declined to elaborate on his letter, saying it stood on its own.

Lawrence could not be reached for comment.

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Racial hate group activity on increase in region

Fueled by anger over the economy, immigration and the election of President Barack Obama, white supremacists have been increasing in number in the Inland region and throughout California during the past year, local and national experts say.

The Southern Poverty Law Center, which tracks hate activity, reports 84 known hate groups in California. The No. 2 state, Texas, has 66. About a dozen of those groups are in the Inland area, including Riverside, Hemet, San Bernardino and Temecula, according to the center.

In the past year, a new chapter of the National Socialist Movement — a sect of the largest neo-Nazi group in the country — started in Riverside, according to Riverside County sheriff’s investigators and the Anti-Defamation League. The group has not been tied to criminal activity in the Inland area, authorities say.

See also:

Another Nazi Pig Comes to Town: San Bernardino County supervisor hires controversial activist

Supervisor Josie Gonzales criticizes hiring of immigration activist

Derry buys more police protection

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Officers Lack First Amendment Right to Complain About Supervisors

Complaints by police officers about their supervisors’ conduct are not protected by the First Amendment, the Ninth U.S. Circuit Court of Appeals ruled yesterday.

Judge Diarmuid F. O’Scannlain, writing for a divided panel that affirmed a judgment in favor of the city of San Bernardino, said the dispute was an intradepartmental matter and not a subject of public concern.

Judge Pamela Ann Rymer agreed, while dissenting Judge Kim M. Wardlaw argued that matters involving “the performance, functioning, and mismanagement of government agencies” may implicate employee free speech rights.

The plaintiffs in the case, Michael Desrochers and Steve Lowes, are among four SBPD sergeants who filed an internal grievance against a lieutenant in April 2006. While the other two accepted an informal resolution, Desrochers and Lowes formally accused their superior of criticizing them in front of others and acting unprofessionally in other ways, including placing the department in a negative light by making critical comments in meetings with officers from other agencies.

The pair claimed that it was in retaliation for that grievance that Desrochers was transferred over his objection from the Homicide Unit that he had headed to the Robbery Unit, and that Lownes was suspended for two weeks. They also claimed that then-Chief Michael Billdt and the assistant chief failed to take appropriate corrective action in response to their grievance.

Billdt retired earlier this year, following a plebiscite in which three-quarters of the officers indicated a lack of confidence in his leadership, and was replaced by former Bell Gardens Chief Keith Kilmer.

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Attorney for family of man killed by SB police calls for investigation

Relatives of a 23-year-old man shot and killed in a restaurant parking lot May 2 by San Bernardino police have a retained an attorney, saying the man was unarmed during the incident.Officers shot Christopher Robert Mason of San Bernardino in the parking lot of a Denny’s at 702 E. Highland Ave. after responding to a call at 3:26 a.m. about men armed with handguns, according to a police department news release.

Mason had refused to drop a handgun, according to the news release.

On Saturday, Burbank-based attorney Dennis P. Wilson called for an external investigation into the shooting during a roundtable meeting of civil rights activists in Los Angeles.

“We’ve been retained by the family to investigate what was going on there,” Wilson said. “And it appears that it’s just another case of a senseless shooting that has taken place because of reckless and dangerous acts that have been perpetrated by members of the San Bernardino Police Department,” Wilson said.

Wilson claimed that he has talked to witnesses at the scene of the shooting. He demanded that police release the Denny’s surveillance videotape of the incident.

Mason’s 21-year-old girlfriend, Nykisha Ellison, said Saturday when the shooting started, she was in the front passenger seat of the car they drove to the restaurant.

Mason waited outside the restaurant while his brother, Willie, went inside to pick up an order of food, she said.

She heard gunshots,

turned around and saw Mason walking toward her, she said. She then heard the police yell the word “gun.”Ellison said Mason, who was facing her as he approached the car, yelled, “I ain’t got nothing” to the police just before police shot.

Police have declined to comment on the case, citing an ongoing investigation.

Relatives and friends of Mason gathered Friday night for a candlelight vigil in the parking lot where the shooting occurred.

The ceremony was led by Eddie Jones, president of the Los Angeles Civil Rights Association.

“It was an injustice, what happened here that night,” Jones said.

Ending the Drug War Would End the Violence

The news media are rife with stories about Mexican drug cartels operating throughout the United States and drug-related violence threatening U.S. cities near the border. Americans are becoming reluctant to cross into Mexican towns for fear of getting caught in the crossfire.

Do we need another reason to end the abominable war on “drugs” (a war on people, actually)?

You read that right. The drug trade is violent because the U.S. government persists in trying to eradicate the manufacture, sale, and consumption of certain substances. If there were no drug war, there would be no drug violence. Those who doubt this should ask themselves why violent cartels aren’t fighting over the tobacco and liquor trades.

In America we play a dangerous game. We pretend that if the government outlaws a product — such as heroin or cocaine or marijuana — it vanishes. But we know it’s not true. The product simply goes into the black market, where anyone who wants it can get it. They still can’t keep drugs out of prisons!

The key question is, who provides it? When a product is banned, respectable people tend to stay out of the trade. That leaves it to those who have few scruples — including scruples about the use of violence. Indeed, the black market rewards such people. If a party reneges on a contract for heroin, the other has to take matters into his own hands because he can’t sue. Cutthroats prosper.

So we shouldn’t be surprised when violence erupts between drug gangs and harms innocent people. While each perpetrator of mayhem is responsible for his actions, we must also condemn the entity that created the environment in which violence pays.

That entity is government. As long as it enforces the ban on drugs, there will be violence within the drug trade. And there will be more than that: police brutality, particularly in minority communities; erosion of civil liberties; corruption of the legal system; prisons full of nonviolent drug consumers; development of more-potent substances; and the enticement of youth — the lure of forbidden fruit.

Those are only the domestic effects. By trying to suppress the growing of coca and poppy in foreign countries, the U.S. government makes enemies for America, creates constituencies for terrorist and guerilla movements, and helps to finance their operations.

Nothing good comes from prohibition. Yet the evils of prohibition are blamed on drug consumers and guns!

So why is there a “war on drugs”? It provides a nice living for demagogic politicians, DEA thugs, and all kinds of “drug-abuse experts” who gladly accept taxpayer money for services no one would pay for willingly. There are big bucks in prohibition, compliments of the taxpayers. The only people less eager for an end to it are the cartel bosses, whose profits would evaporate overnight.

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Inland police adjust to vehicle search limits set by Supreme Court

Inland police agencies may have to revamp some policies in the wake of a recent U.S. Supreme Court decision that limited officers’ ability to search the vehicle of someone they have arrested who poses no threat.

Some Inland officials say there will be little impact on the ability of police to do their jobs, while others have argued the ruling means officers will be less safe.

Critics have also said the decision means weapons that would have been found during such vehicle searches will now remain on the street and lead to other crimes.

“The U.S. Supreme Court sets the legal standard and the DA’s office follows the law,” said John Hall, spokesman for Riverside County District Attorney Rod Pacheco, in an e-mail. “We will be looking at this for an arrest and what led to any search, then make any filing decisions accordingly.”

See also; Supreme Court Cuts Back Officers’ Searches of Vehicles

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Lab ordered to turn over list of cases handled by analyst under investigation

A Riverside County judge ordered a forensics laboratory on Wednesday to disclose a list of more than 3,700 Riverside County criminal cases that were handled by a lab analyst whose work is the subject of a multistate investigation.

In an Indio courtroom, Judge Jorge C. Hernandez ordered Riverside-based Bio-Tox Laboratories to turn over a list of criminal defendants and cases whose evidence was handled by the lab analyst, Aaron Layton, 30.

Layton was fired from the lab in February after Riverside County prosecutors found records of a 2003 polygraph test in which Layton admitted he had improperly conducted similar work at a lab in Colorado, and lied about it “hundreds of times.”

During Wednesday’s hearing, the judge also ordered Bio-Tox to turn over a list of which of Layton’s cases have been retested, as well as Layton’s personnel employment file and the schedule of other lab technicians at the office.

See also:  8,000 Inland criminal cases in question in light of probe of former Riverside lab tech

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Police kill another innocent victim via high-speed chase

RIALTO–Authorities now say that a police chase was involved in a deadly early Sunday morning crash.

San Bernardino officers were attempting to stop a Lincoln Town Car when the driver took off down Foothill Boulevard. The driver ran a red light near Riverside Avenue crashing into another car.

Killed was a passenger in the other car, Margarita Rodriguez-Dominguez, 40, of Rialto. Three other people were hurt.

The suspect driver, Johnny Morales, 19, was DUI and was arrested on suspicion of murder.

See also:

So. Calif. vehicle pursuits back in the spotlight

CHP kills three boys, ages 15, 11 and 9, in high speed chase

Police “High-Speed Chases:” Another Innocent Life Taken

Residents on Mountain View Street express concerns over speeding police

San Bernardino Police Kill Mental Patient

SAN BERNARDINO – Meki Samatua said she called police to her home late Wednesday to help control her mentally ill brother, who was running through the halls and yelling in a threatening manner.

Her intent was to get Penimina Sue to the hospital, she said.

“He only make noise, but never strike you,” Samatua said Thursday, the morning after San Bernardino police fatally shot Sue, 47, during the disturbance.

“It’s only pretend,” Samatua said.

Investigators tell a different story. When the first officer arrived at the house in the 200 block of South Golden Avenue, the 6-foot, 250-pound Sue picked up an 8-foot-long wooden beam from the back yard and swung it at him, they said.

A baton wouldn’t have been a match, so the officer first fired his Taser gun in an attempt to subdue Sue, said homicide Sgt. Dave Dillon. That had no apparent effect, Dillon said. Sue continued to charge at the officer with the heavy two-by-four hoisted over his head.

The officer then shot Sue twice in the stomach with his handgun. Sue fell, and died less than an hour later at Loma Linda University Medical Center.

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SB police captain files claim against city

San Bernardino: A police captain filed a claim this week, accusing two city leaders of trying to sabotage his promotion because he supports the embattled police chief.Capt. Brian Boom also claims the officials – City Councilwoman Wendy McCammack and City Attorney James F. Penman – copied and destroyed his personnel file.

Boom declined to comment on his claim. His attorney, Geoffrey Hopper, said in a voicemail message that the case is “an ongoing legal matter and we’re not going to able to comment on this.”

The timeline of Boom’s October promotion coincided with one of the recurring flare ups between police brass and the department’s rank-and-file.

See also:

San Bernardino police deliver second no confidence vote in top brass

San Bernardino Police Sgt. Bradley Lawrence

Review of San Bernardino Police Department policies sought

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San Bernardino police deliver second no confidence vote in top brass

The San Bernardino Police Officers’ Association tonight delivered an overwhelming no confidence vote in the administrative brass, the second such vote in six months, and called upon the mayor to replace Police Chief Michael Billdt by March.

Out of the 339 rank-and-file officers, 190 turned out for the vote against Billdt, Assistant Police Chief Mitch Kimball, Capt. Theodis Hensen and Lt. Brian Boom. There was a 99.5 percent no confidence vote against the chief and upwards of 96 percent no confidence vote against the rest of the administration.

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Police “High-Speed Chases:” Another Innocent Life Taken

A 67-year-old San Bernardino woman died early Saturday when a man fleeing police slammed into her car, police said.

Ruby Lene Johnson was driving a 1995 Toyota Camry west on Base Line at about 12:30 a.m. when a speeding 2007 Scion traveling north on Mount Vernon Avenue ran a red light and hit her car, authorities said. She was pronounced dead at the scene, the San Bernardino County coroner’s office said.

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Ex-SoCal officer pleads guilty in violence case

SAN BERNARDINO, Calif.—A former police officer has pleaded guilty to misdemeanor charges of hitting his girlfriend and putting a gun to her head.

Gregory White Jr. pleaded guilty Friday to corporal injury charges and will serve 60 days in jail and participate in domestic violence court. An assault with a firearm charge was dismissed against the 32-year-old.

White was arrested on Wednesday following the Jan. 4 incident. Authorities say his live-in girlfriend needed medical attention but wasn’t admitted to a hospital.

Prosecutors say White no longer works for the San Bernardino Police Department.

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Michael Steven Miller, Formerly of Operation Phoenix, in Court Today

Mike Miller, the Operation Phoenix community center manager charged with child molestation, appeared Wednesday before Judge John Martin in San Bernardino Superior Court.

Michael Steven Miller’s Case Report

Arrest of Phoenix Center Manager: Full Report

Glenn Baude reflects on Operation Phoenix events

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San Bernardino Police Study Put on Hold

SAN BERNARDINO – City Hall officials are holding off on a plan to give a local criminologist and a former police chief an inside look at the Police Department.

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Back in court: Sheriff’s depupty accused of assault, threats while off duty

A preliminary hearing was postponed Wednesday for a San Bernardino County sheriff’s deputy facing four felony counts for allegedly assaulting and threatening a tow-truck driver in an altercation on the 10 Freeway east of Indio.


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Retired SB Police Det. Blair “Chris” Christopher Hall

The criminal trial for a retired San Bernardino police detective suspected in his wife’s death last year at the couple’s Calimesa home was postponed to January, according to Superior Court records.

Defendant Blair “Chris” Christopher Hall appeared for a jury trial Wednesday in Riverside Superior Court. However, Judge Michele D. Levine granted a defense request for a continuance and ordered Hall, who is out of custody on a bail bond, to return to court Jan. 13 for trial.

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San Bernardino Police Sgt. Bradley Lawrence

In the 10 weeks since San Bernardino authorities placed a police sergeant on paid administrative leave, he’s attended leadership classes at city expense and entered city facilities, records show.

Police union President Rich Lawhead said he’s also received reports of Sgt. Bradley Lawrence using computers on weekends at a secure narcotics squad facility that is separate from the Police Department headquarters.

More on Lawrence here

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Lawsuit expected from woman shot by San Bernardino officer Ryan Thornburg

An attorney for a schizophrenic woman, who was shot and injured in May by a San Bernardino police officer after she allegedly charged him with a weightlifting bar, said today that a civil claim will be filed within a month.

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Review of San Bernardino Police Department policies sought

Two San Bernardino city councilwomen called Friday for an immediate review of Police Department policies, but the police union president said any such review must include the authority to impose changes.

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