John Kobylt had recently used the 73 Toll Road, and with his usual bluster took a few minutes to justifiably condemn how poorly the TCA (a “colossal ripoff“) has implemented the electronic tolling system on their ludicrously expensive and poorly used asset. Last May, the Toll Roads stopped accepting cash — both the human toll takers and payment machines were eliminated. Users were expected to have transponders and “FasTrak” for automated billing, or a license plate reader would register the user in a database and then expect their payment via the Internet within 48 hours, before a $57 fine was added. Continue reading
We stumbled across this yesterday on Facebook (with the above photo): Three Years and Still No Justice for Kelly Thomas.
Cassandra Rules has a good point in that no one’s ever been punished for killing an innocent man on the streets of Fullerton. Jay Cicinelli and Manuel Ramos are no longer on the Fullerton police force, and the three others fingered in the crime, Kenton Hampton, James Blatney, and Sergeant Kevin Craig, are apparently back in their usual jobs as they were cleared by FBI and District Attorney despite being at the beating that killed Thomas and not interfering with their colleagues as they beat an innocent man to death on surveillance video. Continue reading
Fully three separate stories are headlined today on the front page of the online Voice of OC reporting issues with the Orange County District Attorney’s office and its feckless leader, Tony Rackauckas — and not a one of them was found reported in the failing OC Register.
Thank you, Rex Dalton, for keeping an eye on these public servants. Continue reading
We won’t expect the Huntington Beach City Council liberals OR any Democrat State Legislator (or the Moonbeam for that matter) to actually sit down and read something sensible, truthful and well-researched, so all we can do is promote the information and hope their staffs might do the right thing and at least drop a copy in their In Basket. Continue reading
From the Voice of OC: DA’s Improper Disclosures to Cost County Nearly $630K. Lead,
The Orange County District Attorney’s Office is seeking nearly $630,000 for paralegals following revelations of systemic problems with prosecutors failing to properly disclose evidence to criminal defendants. The last-minute request for 10 limited-term paralegals was revealed last week during the county Board of Supervisor’s initial 2014-15 budget discussions. Supervisors unanimously gave tentative approval for the hiring, with a final decision coming later this month. Continue reading
Is beating an unknown, penniless liberal who was disowned by his own party organization really something to brag about? Greg Diamond and his CATER group did recently stick one in the eye of the Anaheim City Council — far more than can be said about Rackauckas’ own prosecution at the Kelly Thomas trial which he lost as badly as the British at Dunkirk. Continue reading