As we consider another Islamist terror attack on the Homeland last week (this time only killing four Americans, so far, but brutalizing dozens of victims and all their families) law enforcement seems obliged to tell us what is already evident. Yes, we’re protected (at significant cost) by what ex-OC Register editorialist Steve Greenhut (Reason.com: Stop Granting Special Privileges to the Police) infers is a protected. superior class, and we must apparently be regularly reminded that them’s a bit different than us sheep. Continue reading
Sheriff Sandra Hutchens feels tired most evenings as she continues to battle breast cancer, according to the Fountain Valley Patch. She says she has cut back from working 12-hour days to 8 to 9 hour days.
“The hard thing for me is fatigue, it’s hard to describe it,” said Hutchens, “it’s like coming down with flu, you are achy and tired. Your mind is ready to go, but your body isn’t following.” Continue reading
Bill Hunt may be back on the campaign trail in 2014
Orange County Sheriff-Coroner Sandra Hutchens told reporters, when she revealed this past November that she is battling breast cancer, that she would continue to be fully engaged in the leadership of the department and that she intends to seek reelection in 2014, according to PublicCEO.
However my confidential sources are telling me that she is having second thoughts and may in fact not run for re-election in 2014, due to her ongoing health issues.
If Hutchens steps aside the race for Orange County Sheriff will be one of the biggest of 2014 and may feature candidates including: Continue reading
The news that Bill Hunt has at last been able to undo what disgraced former Sheriff Mike Carona did to him means we may well see him run again for Orange County Sheriff in 2014. The current Sheriff, Sandra Hutchens, is currently battling breast cancer but presumably she will prevail and run for re-election.
The x-factor in this race will be Santa Ana City Manager Paul Walters who is now contending with a Santa Ana City Council that is no longer friendly to him and doesn’t appreciate what he has done for their city. He may well tire of dealing with them and run for Sheriff again as well. Continue reading
On February 7, an Orange County deputy, in San Clemente, still unnamed, fatally shot an unarmed former Marine Sergeant named Manuel Loggins, in front of the latter’s children while all three of them sat in the Marine’s car, according to Reason.
I am sure that the case will be made that the deputy had no choice, but why do we allow our police officers to resort to lethal force, against unarmed Americans – including those who appear to be in mental distress? Continue reading
A Facebook group of just over 200 residents of Yorba Linda is opposing the idea of ending the City of Yorba Linda’s contract with the City of Brea’s Police Department. There are 64,500 residents in Yorba Linda, which means this group of 200 is numerically insignificant – they aren’t even 1% of Yorba Linda’s population! Some of them also apparently set up a website too. Their site notes about 325 supporters – again a pittance compared to the entire population of Yorba Linda.
The real question, which has been raised by famed FFFF blogger Tony Bushala, is why in the world the tiny City of Brea is providing police services to the City of Yorba Linda in the first place! What the heck is that all about? If the Brea police have too many officers, can’t they just cut the extra ones? Or, as has been suggested by one of the Yorba Linda Council Members, shouldn’t the two cities be running the police in conjunction, under the auspices of a joint authority?
The Brea police groupies fail to mention that costs have absolutely skyrocketed over the past few years, as illustrated in this graphic: Continue reading