Sunday, February 18, 2007

Some commenters are getting dangerously close to being banned. Healthy discusssion about ISSUES is always welcome, even if the opinion is over the top. I'm drawing the line at personal attacks. Some of you are walking the fine line and scrapping in the dirt. It's okay to disagree strongly with an opinion as long as you keep the comment above the personal level. Within those limits, there's plenty of room to call a person's sanity into question in a creative or humorous way. By now you should know where the line is. I've let a few wobblers get through and I'm regretting that decision. Since I started moderating the comments, the hits are steadily increasing because the non-participant visitors are genuinely interested in the topics discussed here. They're not here to witness digital bitch slapping. Many of the regulars, of course, deserve huge credit for maintaining the elevated tone and for responding to outrageous comments in a clever, non-confrontational way. You know who you are, so thanks very much. End of Sunday morning sermon.


Marty with the short pants said...

Some commenters are getting dangerously close to being banned. A big amen, wipe the floor with them Wally and send their asses to mafia times were they can show case their mental power with shock and awe. Most of these kind suffer from weight gain and television addiction and their brains go down with the sun. I shall enjoy this immensely Wally, go ahead let 'em have it...8 ball in the colon pocket and then I'll run over them in my Nash Metropolitan while enjoying my slim jim.

Anonymous said...


Anonymous said...

Below are a couple of interesting articles from the Los Angeles Times this weekend. One is about the never ending battle of big city politics which also has racial dividing lines and the conviction of yet another gang member for murder.


Los Angeles City Councilman Bernard C. Parks took positions Friday that differed sharply from Mayor Antonio Villaraigosa's on gang policy, building a subway to the sea and the local school board race. Few members of the council are willing, at least openly, to regularly oppose the mayor in public.

Most notably, Parks said he did not think it was wise last week for the mayor and Police Chief William J. Bratton to have publicly released the names of the city's most notorious gangs and to have said where they operate.


I like the idea of publishing the names of victims and the offenders in any crime. I remember when local newspapers started publishing the names of the hooker’s customers “Johns” I am pretty sure this scared a few men away from this practice of picking up street hookers. We need to try this and if does not work you simply stop the practice of publishing and releasing such information.

Going back to the recent case of the two idiots who killed a young innocent 9-year-old Charupha Wongwisetsiri in Angeleno Heights. I remember Cesar Zamora, 24, and Steven Andrew Castanon, 20, were arrested then later released because they pleaded self-defense. Well I think these two low life thugs should have been shown on the news many nights and also have their home address published. So their neighbors know who theses murderers are and the neighbors are made aware of the dangers they may be in. If someone has no shame maybe we have to help them find it. We now have internet web-sites which have pictures and address of child molester’s maybe we need to do this for other criminals as well.

I remember the mother of one of the arrested gang members in the Harbor Gateway saying how her son was a “good boy” and could never hurt anyone and that her boy was not in a gang. I would also like to see the parents of the repeat juvenile gang members named so they can quit denying and defending their “poor innocent boy” who is not capable of doing anything wrong. Well this woman’s son is a stone cold killer who killed one young girl and almost killed three others. If these parents have other kids they better get some help in raising them if they are not up to the difficult task of raising kids in today’s society.


Two sentenced in death of boy, 12, outside L.A. club
February 17, 2007

A death sentence and a life prison term were handed down Friday to two men convicted of a submachine gun attack outside a South Los Angeles nightclub that killed a 12-year-old boy.
A Los Angeles County Superior Court judge sentenced Carlos Marvin Argueta, 21, to death and Enrique Gonzalez, 21, to life in prison without the possibility of parole.


I always marvel how these poor gang members who live in such abject poverty have money to buy a submachine gun. I also wonder what Mark Twain would have to say about the young victims in the morgue and cemetery. Because I already know Mark Twain said the prisons are full of exploited and innocent gang members like Enrique Gonzalez and Carlos Argueta.

I regret that we will spend millions of dollars on yet another murderer in prison and not quickly carry out his death sentence. I will have to read the bible again and see what the bible says about punishing killers of 12 year olds. Because Mark Twain seems to be confused about who is really in prison.

White Bread

Anonymous said...

I have used the latest writing style analysis software and have discovered that Marty with the short pants, Mr. Escargot and Don Q. are one and the same.

Mr. Science

Anonymous said...

hey wally i have some questions if you can answer them it will be appriciated.I love watching documentaries about gangs and prison life but like 99% of doco are about the bloods and the crips and even then it like 50% gangs 50% about rap are there any doco about the mexican mafia were they talk to made guys or former members its hard to find anything on eme and just like the italians the arnt any doco out there because i dont think eme and the italians dont want the world to know their business like the black ganstas do. and also if someone wanted to make a movie about eme would they have have to get permision from a shotcaller high up so the can avoid a similar incident of what happend with American me.

bigchino said...

Digital bitch slapping? ...hahahahaha... that should be a related topic right next to the definition for "netbanging" in a cyber slang dictionary... digital bitch slapping...too funny!

don quixote said...

Hey Wally, you laid down the law con gusto like a “Big Homie Shot Caller” would enforce a regla.
I think you scared the shit out of everyone cause there’s a big fat zero in the comments section.
I know I feel like a guilty perp, but this may be due my being born and baptized in the “Old Roman Catholic Church” where we were taught at a very early age that due to the “Original Sin” we were all born with, we are sinners and guilty from the get go.
I know I would never be able to pass any kind of “lie detector test” even if I was innocent due to my being guilty from birth.
I envy the people in the Church of Scientology, or the jente kicking it at the office like “Unitarian Church’s” no guilt, no sweat, no “Purgatory” or Hell to look forward to.
By the way, when I was a young kid at Sacred Heart School and Church in Lincoln Hts, I saved my deceased Grandfather at least 20,000 years off his Purgatory sentence by spending hours after school praying and saying Rosary’s and punishing myself by walking around with rocks in my shoes. (We were given a booklet that spelled out the years in Purgatory knocked of a sentence and the prayers that it took to accomplish this)
Sister Annunciata convinced us that if we didn’t live up to our responsibility’s to spend hours after school praying for our deceased relatives, doing penance, and relieving these poor souls of thousands of years in Purgatory, we were as “guilty” as they were for their “pecados”.
So Wally, guilty or not I apologize for my sins and will continue to wear my “hair coat” (like the old saints did for penance) until I feel better about myself.

Keep on Keeping On

Anonymous said...

Gangs, Drugs and Alcohol at the largest school in Los Angeles, let’s go party at Belmont. All the students know about the gangs, drugs and alcohol but the administrators they are all blind. ¿Ay Dios Mió que esta pasando en las escuelas de Los Angeles?

Ay Caramba

don quixote said...

Found this in todays LA Times about one of the guys portrayed in Joseph Waumbaughs "Onion Field" book, (and a real good read!) Poor old chanate never caught a break in his whole miserable life.
Why do they continue to make this poor old hype suffer by cutting him loose from time to time?
What happened to the famous "3 strikes= life" in his case?
Lock this poor old tecato up for good so he can enjoy his sunset years in the pinta with old friends, 3 squares a day, medical attention, and 100 TV channels.
Maybe in Arizona que no? where the old folks go. (Gods waiting room)

Killer in 'Onion Field' case violates his parole
By Stuart Silverstein, Times Staff Writer
February 19, 2007

Jimmy Lee Smith, who helped kill a police officer in an onion field outside Bakersfield more than 40 years ago, has violated parole and is being sought by law enforcement authorities, officials confirmed Sunday.

A California Department of Corrections and Rehabilitation spokesman, Jonathan Parsley, said Smith, 76, has been at large since Dec. 22.

Parsley said he could not specify what parole condition Smith violated.

Smith and Gregory Powell were convicted and sentenced to death in the March 1963 kidnap-murder of Los Angeles Police Officer Ian Campbell.

The officer was abducted at night from a Hollywood street with his partner and driven to a field southwest of Bakersfield, where Powell shot him to death. Powell also fired at Campbell's partner, Officer Karl Hettinger, who managed to run into the darkness and survived.

The crime and prolonged trial were the subject of Joseph Wambaugh's 1973 book "The Onion Field," which was later made into a movie.

Smith's death sentence was thrown out in the 1970s when the state Supreme Court ruled at the time that California's death penalty law was unconstitutional.

Smith then was given life in prison, but was first paroled in 1982.

He has since been arrested numerous times, mostly on drug-related charges.

Among other things, Smith did time for stealing cold medicine from a pharmacy while under the influence of drugs.

He went back to prison most recently in June 2005 after admitting that he had violated parole by possessing heroin.

Parsley said Smith was paroled from the state prison in Susanville on Nov. 26.

Anonymous said...

The slaying of rookie Burbank police Officer Matthew Pavelka, 26, occurred back in November 2003.
That was when the feds and Chief Bratton declared war on this gang after the killing of the Burbank cop and the federal hammer was taken out of the closet to go after this gang.
The sentencing of Vineland members is still going on more than three years later.
Does anybody know the status of the Vineland Boys gang today? Are they still as large and powerful as they were three years ago or did the gang really suffer a big hit after being targeted by the feds. - Sentenced on Feb 6, 2007 - Convicted back in Oct 2006

Three more members of the Vineland Boys - including its "enforcer" - were sentenced Tuesday in the federal racketeering case against the notorious street gang linked to drug dealing and the shooting death of a Burbank police officer.

During the sentencing in U.S. District Court in Los Angeles, Francisco Zambrano, 27, of Mission Hills received 40 years in federal prison after Judge John F. Walter called him "one of the most violent individuals who has ever appeared in this court." Zambrano was convicted of the attempted murder of Bryan Guerra, a Marine whom the defendant felt acted disrespectfully to him at a party, among other crimes. "He markets himself as the enforcer for the Vineland Boys gang," the judge said. "He is a cold-blooded killer."

Sergio Mejia, 39, of Bakersfield, whose conviction in the case was a third strike, received a life term in federal prison. Jose Mejia, 37, of Bakersfield received 27 years.

Mr. Rico Curious

Jim said...

By the way, for those who might be interested, next month (March 5th) at 'Church of the Redeemer' in Baldwin Park (at 7PM), Kilroy (another former carnal) from White Fence is gonna be speaking...and sharing his testimony.

For those interested, you're more than welcome.

Norwalquero, March 5th falls on a Monday, what time are your church services on Sunday and is this your home church? I would like to visit sometime.
Thank you,

Anonymous said...

Anonymous said...
I have used the latest writing style analysis software and have discovered that Marty with the short pants, Mr. Escargot and Don Q. are one and the same.

Mr. Science

Finally getting smart in your old age.
Well wrong again,
facts like photographic film - must be exposed before developing.

Anonymous said...

I have attempted to post comments on here concerning many different topics,most critical of something I disagree with that was being discussed on this blog, and was censored by The Mighty Wally.I was very careful to be disrespectful to no one except the government and its policies, with a warning of what to expect from this administration which is running hog wild over our constitution. It's one thing to apply censorship over racial disrespect, which is applied only when Wally sees fit, it's another thing to censor political views, and smacks of fascism. Also, he has not allowed any tasty spam recipes to be posted.

Anonymous said...

I think convicted gang members scream the loudest about being innocent and being unfairly tried in court after getting convicted for their crimes. Even though some people here in Wally’s world are so quick to defend the criminals and tell us about how devious and corrupt our justice system is. Here is another example these low life thugs appealing their convictions in the Court of Appeals.

Gang member Mario Catalan was convicted of one murder and Jose Ledesma of two murders.
Sixteen-year-old Martha Puebla testified against Jose Ledesma in this double-murder case and a week later was killed across the street from her home in Sun Valley in what police said was an attempt to intimidate witnesses in the case.

I especially like how the appeal has a contention against the jury being told about witness intimidation (item # 3). I wonder if killing the 16 year old girl (Martha Puebla) is really witness intimidation.

From the court record ……………………
1. The trial court erred by not granting Catalan’s severance motion.
2. The trial court erred by not dismissing a deliberating juror for misconduct.
3. The trial court erred by admitting evidence that a witness had been threatened prior to testifying.
4. The trial court gave erroneous aiding and abetting instructions.
5. The trial court erred by giving a “zone of risk” or “killing zone” instruction (CALJIC No. 8.66.1) in connection with the drive-by shooting.
6. The trial court erred by giving a flight instruction (CALJIC No. 2.52).
7. Catalan’s convictions must be reversed because the jury was erroneously provided with a Cal Gangs computer printout of his criminal record.
8. There was cumulative error as to Catalan.
9. The trial court erred by imposing a firearm use enhancement on Ledesma.
10. The trial court erred by imposing multiple enhancements on Catalan. - Court of Appeals record

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Anonymous said...

Cop accused of groping 12-year-old
STATEN ISLAND, N.Y. -- A police officer from Mariners Harbor is accused of groping a neighbor's 12-year-old daughter, then trying to coerce her father to cover it up.

Police say Victor Ortega, 41, who is assigned to the Manhattan Criminal Court, fondled the young girl while the two sat in his car outside her father's Port Richmond home last Saturday.

Ortega, a 17-year veteran of the NYPD, was arrested while at work in the courthouse Thursday. He was charged with second-degree sexual abuse, endangering the welfare of a child, official misconduct and tampering with a witness.

He was arraigned yesterday afternoon before Judge Desmond Green in Stapleton Criminal Court, and released on his own recognizance.

Ortega faces up to one year in jail if convicted on the most serious charges. In accordance with NYPD policy, he also has been suspended from his job without pay.

His Manhattan defense attorney, Paul Steinberg, denied the charges against his client, who he said is being targeted because he's a cop.

"I think the arraignment process was a circus," Steinberg said, adding that the prosecutor continually used the phrase "NYPD" during the brief court hearing.

"The district attorney wants to try this case in the media," he added.

Ortega took in the girl, her three siblings and their mother after the husband was arrested on a charge of domestic violence last Friday, Steinberg said. The wife obtained an order of protection against her husband, which meant he was not allowed to see her or his children.

But Ortega told the woman he was taking the 12-year-old girl to Port Richmond to see her father because "your husband wants to see his daughter," police allege.

"I know there is an order of protection. Don't worry, I'm a cop. You won't get in trouble," Ortega allegedly told her.

The husband allegedly told police that he never asked to see his daughter, nor was he aware they were coming to see him.

When he learned he was being investigated, Ortega told the husband to lie to police about violating the court order, police alleged. "Your wife is starting trouble. ... Tell [the police] I didn't bring your daughter, instead I brought your wife."

Ortega is scheduled to return to court March 14.

Anonymous said...

Lockhart cop resigns during investigation
A Lockhart police officer once recognized as a hero resigned Tuesday in the midst of an internal investigation into whether he had sexually harassed a Lockhart woman.

Ysidro Torres III could not be reached by phone for comment — listed phone numbers had been disconnected — but according to a complaint filed in early February, 28-year-old Jennifer Ybarra first met Torres in 2005 when he began chatting with her at the convenience store where she worked, and he talked about playing "hide the billy club." A year later, she ran into him again when he moved into a relative's house where Ybarra sometimes received mail.

In December, Torres, 34, called Ybarra and told her that an important piece of mail had arrived at his house. Ybarra could have it, he told her, if she performed oral sex on him, according to the complaint. He later made it clear that he had been watching her house and was going to stop by, even if it made Ybarra's husband mad enough to kill her, she told investigators.

"I am really scared of him," Ybarra said in the complaint. "I don't think he cares if he hurts me or my family. I (am) scared that he had a badge and that he can do anything he wants."

Before the Lockhart Police Department could complete an internal investigation of the complaint, Torres, a three-year veteran of the department, resigned, Chief Michael Lummus said. No criminal charges have been filed, and the internal investigation was ended by Torres' resignation.

The resignation doesn't bar Torres from working as a police officer again, but any department to which he applied probably would ask him about it, Lummus said.

Torres' record will also reflect his role in stopping a mentally unstable man from shooting several people inside an Austin U-Haul store in August 2000. Torres, then a part-time reserve officer with the Jonestown Police Department, fatally shot the man, who had pulled a shotgun from his car and opened fire inside the store after a dispute with the store manager.

Torres was seriously wounded by a shotgun blast to the chest.

An Austin police commander called Torres a hero for his role in the incident, and the state House recognized him for his "exceptional act of gallantry and composure in the face of danger."

Torres is the second Lockhart police officer in the past four months to leave the Police Department after being accused of making comments or threats to women.

In November, officer Jeff Griffin, a three-year veteran of the department, was charged with aggravated assault of his estranged wife and placed on restricted duty.

He was later fired after police supervisors said they learned about angry comments he had made to friends about wanting to kill his wife.

Police officers are held to higher standards of behavior, Lummus said.

"I don't believe that police officers should be making inappropriate comments," he said. "I don't think a woman in society should be subjected to that, especially from someone who has a badge on them."

Anonymous said...

New Jersey Cop Gets 10 Days For OC Beach Sex Act
02/15/2007 OCEAN CITY – A New Jersey police officer arrested last July for reportedly coercing a 15-year-old juvenile female to perform oral sex on him on the beach near the Boardwalk downtown pleaded guilty this week to an amended count of second-degree assault and was sentenced to 10 days in jail.

On July 29, 2006, resort police arrested Cesar Manuel Moyano, 25, of North Arlington, N.J., and charged him with an open container violation, perverted practice and third- and fourth-degree sex offenses after a routine check on the beach near the Boardwalk in the early morning hours revealed the Bergen County, N.J. sheriff’s officer in a compromising position on the beach with a juvenile and beer and liquor containers strewn about.

Moyano, a Bergen County corrections officer on vacation in Ocean City, was discovered with the juvenile on the beach at 22nd Street about 25 feet from the Boardwalk.

Officer Earl Campbell was patrolling the Boardwalk when he was approached by a couple that pointed out Moyano and the juvenile a few blocks away. According to police reports, a handful of witnesses were close by and observed the scene. Campbell interrupted the sex act and began to question Moyano and the juvenile. He also noticed an open bottle of beer and a bottle of Jagermeister not far from the couple.

While speaking with the couple, Campbell was able to determine the female juvenile was just 15 years old. Moyano, however, told the officer he believed she was 20 years old. The female victim became angry and said Moyano told her it would be acceptable for her to have sex with him on the beach because he was a sheriff’s deputy. It was then Campbell learned Moyano was a law enforcement officer.

Campbell interviewed the juvenile victim, who told the officer she had gotten separated from her friends and Moyano, who she had met earlier in the evening, agreed to help her find them. As the night wore on, the victim said Moyano asked her to “go out on the beach and fool around,” according to police reports. The victim told police she felt pressured into the situation but was not physically coerced.

It is uncertain what the conviction means for Moyano in terms of his law enforcement career, but he was suspended without pay pending the outcome of the case shortly after the incident and the Bergen County Sheriff said in August he would be dismissed immediately if a guilty verdict came in.

Anonymous said...

From Post 1 ……….Cop accused of groping 12-year-old
Police say Victor Ortega, 41, who is assigned to the Manhattan Criminal Court

From Post 2 ……….A Lockhart police officer once recognized as a hero resigned Tuesday in the midst of an internal investigation into whether he had sexually harassed a Lockhart woman.
Ysidro Torres III could not be reached by phone for comment

From Post 3 ……….New Jersey Cop Gets 10 Days For OC Beach Sex Act
On July 29, 2006, resort police arrested Cesar Manuel Moyano,

You better quit posting the names of so many Latinos who are accused of sexual acts of violence,
before someone here thinks Latinos are always in gangs and are dirty perverts.

Norwalquero said...

Hey Jim.

The Monday evening service I referred to (March 5th) is a once-a-month "support group", hosted by Bob and Pat Mecado.

The Mecados have been involved in full-time prison ministry for the past 20 (approximately) years. (Bob Mecado is the Supervisory Chaplain for the LA County jail system)

For those of you who have been through the CDC within the past 15 or so years, there's a good chance you've seen 'Chaplain Bob', preaching at a church service, or passing out Bibles on the tiers.

For those who may have been through the CDC 25-40 years ago, there's a chance that you may have been incarcerated with Bob Mecado. (He's an ex-con, ex-tecato from Rivera X3)

Anyway, these 'support groups' are held in Baldwin Park on the 1st Monday of each month. (They also host a 'Prison Conference' once a year)

The preaching is pretty raw and hardcore....just like you might hear at some of the Protestant services throughout the CDC. But it's perfect for for struggling knucklehads and recovering 'mensos' like me. (-;

Again, you're welcome to come by, Jim.

It's not my home church, but I try to attend as often as I can. Lots of good folks (at various stages of faith) are there religiously every month. (Good tacos too!)

Besides, you'll probably run into someone you know....from one side of the wall or the other! (-;

With respect,


don quixote said...

Jim said...
By the way, for those who might be interested, next month (March 5th) at 'Church of the Redeemer' in Baldwin Park (at 7PM), Kilroy (another former carnal) from White Fence is gonna be speaking...and sharing his testimony.

For those interested, you're more than welcome.

Norwalquero, March 5th falls on a Monday, what time are your church services on Sunday and is this your home church? I would like to visit sometime.
Thank you,

Abusado JIM, Norwalquero, et al, word to the wise, the "Protector of the White Race" when he hears of this Church Testimonial given by Chicano, reformed, religious ex felons, will no doubt be there in a white pointed hat with some other pointy white hatted goobers, to burn a cross on the church lawn.
And let me know the time and date also if you would Norwalquero, I would like to be there if I can.
If I can't let me know where to send a donation, sounds like a chance to help some good people and a good cause.

Anonymous said...

San Antonio Cop Charged With Raping Transsexual

(San Antonio, Texas) A San Antonio police officer has been charged with sexual assault in the rape of a transsexual woman.

Officer Dean Gutierrez was arrested Tuesday while on duty. The 45 year old Gutierrez has been on the force for 16 years.

The complaint was filed by Starlight Bernal. She told investigators that on June 10 she was stopped by a San Antonio officer who said he needed to check for warrants. Bernal said that she was then attacked by the officer in his patrol car.

DNA tests on bodily fluids found in the vehicle and on Bernal led investigators to Gutierrez San Antonio Police Chief Albert Ortiz said.

Gutierrez was placed on administrative duty while the investigation proceeded. After the charges were laid Tuesday the force began the processes of terminating him.

"The citizens of this community deserve to trust every police officer on the street," Ortiz told a news conference where he announced the arrest.

Anonymous said...

LAPD Officer Arrested For Alleged Rape Of Girl, 17

(AP) CHINO, Calif. A Los Angeles police officer has been arrested by Chino authorities on suspicion that he raped a 17-year-old girl.

Jeffrey Sandwell, 37, is an eight-year veteran of the LAPD.

He was pulled over in his own car and arrested Friday night according to a statement from Chino police.

Lieutenant Al Cheatham says Chino police had been investigating the allegations along with LAPD internal affairs for about two weeks, and had been watching Sandwell.

Cheatham says both Sandwell and the teenager live in Chino, where the girl told police the attack took place.

Authorities say Sandwell was booked on suspicion of rape and was being held on $1 million bail at the West Valley Detention Center in Rancho Cucamonga.

Anonymous said...

The gang member below got a 51 year that is right a 51 year reduction on his sentence when he was extradited back to the U.S. after escaping back to Korea. Where is the justice?

A Koreatown gang leader who was convicted in 1998 of conspiring to intimidate rival escort agencies by robbing, beating and raping their employees had his sentence reduced.

Hyun Gu "Eddie" Kang, 36, was convicted in November 1998 of 40-plus criminal counts, including conspiracy, assault, robbery, rape, sodomy, and residential burglary.

During a 1996 crime spree, Kang and his associates lured competing escorts into hotel rooms where they were bound, gagged, raped and sometimes robbed "to obtain revenge against and hurt competitor agencies, and to obtain funds" for Kang's own fledgling escort agency, according to court documents.

His father, a wealthy businessman in South Korea, posted $2.5 million bail and the younger Kang fled to his homeland.

I’m living to be 600 years old

Gava Joe said...

Don Q pasted the Times story about the "Onion Field" killer:

A California Department of Corrections and Rehabilitation spokesman, Jonathan Parsley, said Smith, 76, has been at large since Dec. 22.

I suggest that LE search an isolated onion field outside of Bakersfield for the "poor old tecato's" carcass..

It's altogether right and just that a small group of Scotch/Irish retirees from the LAPD Hollywood Division served up their own justice. Put down the crusty old bushwacker and avenged their brother.. No foul...

That was helluva movie. Those bagpipes at the cop's funeral would make Rasputin tear up..

Anonymous said...

Mr. Science contends:

Marty with the short pants, Mr. Escargot and Don Q. are one and the same.

I'm thinking Don Q is indeed Mr. Escargot...But Tijuana Jailer is Marty w/ Short Pants..

Also would suggest that SNS consider Gava Joe's scenario for the demise of the Onion Field murderer as a possible screenplay: "Return to the Onion Field"?????????

Anonymous said...

AG King: Former Police Officer Sentenced to Six ½ Years

(Albuquerque, NM)— Attorney General Gary King announced,Daniel Valdez, a former Santa Fe Police officer, was sentenced to six ½ years in prison. Valdez pled guilty to one count each of Burglary (3rd degree), Child Solicitation by Computer (4th degree), Harassment and Attempted Criminal Sexual Penetration (each a misdemeanor).

Attorney General Gary King said, “This has been a tremendous effort by the prosecutors in my office who have worked this case for quite some time. I especially want to commend Julie Meade in the Prosecutions Division and the Internet Crimes Against Children agents who worked with other law enforcement agencies to make sure justice was served on Mr. Valdez.”

Former Attorney General Madrid, whose administration prosecuted Valdez, said, “I’m gratified that the efforts of the Internet Crimes Against Children Unit are paying off and one more predator is off the streets and behind bars. I want to again commend the excellent work of the ICAC investigators, prosecutors, the Santa Fe Police Department and the New Mexico State Police.”

Valdez was arrested on May 20, 2006 while attempting to meet and have sex with what he believed was a 15-year old girl. The “girl” turned out to be an undercover officer with the Attorney General’s Internet Crimes Against Children (ICAC) Unit. Valdez’ arrest was a collaborative effort with Attorney General Madrid’s Internet Crimes Against Children Unit, the New Mexico State Police Tact Team and the Santa Fe Police Department.

Anonymous said...

To the investigators reporters how do you search the web-site
to find the gang related cases. I did not find a search engine on the court web-site.

These are damn good stories, I like to read them because it has all the juicy details. The VLB gang will kill even girls who are ratas. That was mad dog about the homies taking his ruka to TJ and getting busted down there.

Little girls don't be dating them cholos or you might be the next puching bag or target.

El Chavo del 8

Anonymous said...

For those interested: Tonight at 11pm on the National Geographic Channel The Worlds deadliest gang "La Mara Salvatrucha" I dont know if its a rerun of the one shown already or a new one.

On the same channel on March 4th at 8pm there will be a special on the "Blue Birds" Aryan Brotherhood.

As long as it dont coincide with Them Desperate Housewives from Wisteria Lane, I'm tuning in.

El Montero

Anonymous said...

Los Angeles police have the BEST car chases, this shit is better than the movies. The cops are gonna want fully armored Humvees with a 50 caliber gun like the Marines in Iraq. Or maybe they need some of those rocket propelled grenades (PRG) like they use in Iraq to stop a car. Make sure to watch the video.

Feb 19, 2007 4:18 pm US/Pacific

Suspect Leads Dozen Police Cars On Pursuit
Arrest Made After 5 Attempts By Cops To Ram Car

(CBS) PACOIMA A man was arrested Monday after leading about a dozen police cars on a car chase through the residential streets of Pacoima that ended after about 20 minutes and at least five unsuccessful attempts by police to ram the suspect's car to a stop.

The chase ended around 3:30 p.m. at the intersection of Laurel Canyon Boulevard and Paxton Street. Fifteen police cars were involved in the chase. After one unsuccessful "pit maneuver" to stop the suspect's black sedan, an officer could be seen chasing the driver on foot with a rifle pointed. No shots appeared to have been fired in the area, which was packed with pedestrians.

The chase began after the man allegedly rammed his car into an LAUSD police vehicle. A Foothills division police officer said the man was wanted for assault with a deadly weapon, but could not confirm what that weapon was.

Jim said...

Abusado JIM, Norwalquero, et al, word to the wise, the "Protector of the White Race" when he hears of this Church Testimonial given by Chicano, reformed, religious ex felons, will no doubt be there in a white pointed hat with some other pointy white hatted goobers, to burn a cross on the church lawn.
And let me know the time and date also if you would Norwalquero, I would like to be there if I can.
If I can't let me know where to send a donation, sounds like a chance to help some good people and a good cause.

Don Quixote,
Big Betty has agreed to come and stand watch at the door with a big kitchen roller, while marty with the short pants will be patrolling las calles in his Nash and an un-opened slim jim in the back seat just in case, and should any of these goobers get past past marty, the big booper is going to bounce her kitchen roller on a whole lotta' heads. Thanks again Norwalquero.

Travis Tea said...

Suspect Leads Dozen Police Cars On Pursuit...The chase began after the man allegedly rammed his car into an LAUSD police vehicle. A Foothills division police officer said the man was wanted for assault with a deadly weapon, but could not confirm what that weapon was.
...beef jerky...slim jim?
Say it aint so Gava Joe. Hola.

Anonymous said...

I was just tuning into to CNN (Larry King) they had an exclusive about Britney Spears, it seems she is gonna get courted into La Mara Salvtrucha sometime soon, that was the reason for the pelon and tattoos. Seems after looking at the list of Los Angeles top 10 most craziest gangs she decided to join the one that was international since she travels throughout the globe she will have homies to kick it with where ever she touches ground. There are 2 options for her initiation she could get "jumped in" or she could put out for 13 of that clikas top batos, she chose the latter, and she is also thinking of perhaps videotaping her "initiation" and putting it on the net for more exposure.

El Montero

Anonymous said...

The LAPD said Martha Puebla was shot outside her house by a suspect who witnesses described as "a medium build male Hispanic, 19-25 years of age, 5'8" to 5'10"."

"He had very short hair and a mustache and appeared to be a gang member," said a police statement.

I remember that the prosecutor in this case was 100% sure that Catalans brother Juan was the one who killed Puebla. And if it wasn't for that HBO series of CURB YOUR ENTHUSIASM Juan would have been fucked. He showed the cops his ticket stub and asked for a lie detector test, but that wasn't enough. Luckily for him HBO filmed in the section that he was sitting in, and the showed him sitting exactly where his ticket stub said he would be. That mistake by the prosecutor cost the city a few million.

For the person who asked.
The Sun Valley Vineland BoyS do not exist anymore. Operation Silent Night was a total success. You will no longer see any Vineland Boys in Sun Valley, N.Hollywood, Burbank, Arleta, Palmdale, Lancaster or Lake View Terrace. Any sighting of one in these areas or anywhere else will just be a figment of your imagination. There will be rumors of many new members and new cliquas but don't believe it. This thing does not exist and neither do I.

Anonymous said...

Cop charged with rape of girl

Tennessee - A Memphis police officer who was arrested and charged with rape of a minor remained in the Fayette County Jail Monday evening on $50,000 bond.

Roy Shotwell, 46, was arrested at 10:30 p.m. on Feb. 2 and charged with three counts of rape of a 15-year-old-girl in a Rossville home. An Affidavit of Complaint filed in the Fayette County General Sessions Court Clerk's Office said deputies received a call from the alleged victim's mother at 7:30 p.m. that evening. She told them that her daughter had been raped by a Memphis police officer who worked the Airways Station A shift.

When investigators interviewed the victim, she told them that she "had been raped multiple times by...the officer, during the last three years."

The 15-year-old also described three incidents that occurred during the last 12 months.

Ray Garcia, an inspector with the Fayette County Sheriff's Office, said he was "limited" in the amount of information he could release regarding the case.

"I haven't delved into a whole lot of details in this case," he said. "Particularly, because I can't release very many details."

Sgt. Vince Higgins, public information officer for the Memphis Police Department, said Shotwell was hired in July 2003 and commissioned later that year by the department. He has been relieved of duty, and an internal investigation is under way.

Shotwell is scheduled to be in Fayette County General Sessions Court at 9:30 a.m. on Feb. 20. He has not filed a plea in the case.

don quixote said...

A while back "Gava Joe" was asking about the "Pintos" who smoked and about the withdrawal misery they might have to endure without thier "frajos". I found this article that tells the story. I got a kick out of the vato who just got paroled from Pelican Bay and was caught a few hours later back at the joint throwing kilos of tobacco over the wall! Left out of the story was the fact that he had driven there in a rare Nash "Ambassador" and also had a couple of pillow cases full of "slim jims" he was going to throw over the wall also.
Prison Spokesman "Jim "Gomer Pyle" Nabors said " A major conflagration was narrowly avoided!!".

In a department this size you're gonna have people who will succumb to the temptation. California's ban on tobacco in prisons has ignited a burgeoning black market behind bars, where a pack of smokes can fetch up to $125.

Prison officials who already have their hands full keeping drugs and weapons away from inmates now are spending time tracking down tobacco smugglers, some of whom are guards and other prison employees. Fights over tobacco have erupted: at one Northern California prison, guards had to use pepper spray to break up a brawl among 30 inmates.

The ban was put in place in July 2005 to improve work conditions and cut rising health care costs among inmates, but it also has led to an explosive growth of tobacco trafficking. The combination of potentially big profits and relatively light penalties are driving the surge.

'I've never seen anything like it,' said Lt. Kenny Calhoun of the Sierra Conservation Center, a northern California prison where officials report cigarette prices of $125 a pack.

Darren Cloyd is nearing the end of his 15-year sentence at California State Prison, Los Angeles County, for second-degree armed robbery. Before the ban he remembers paying about $10 for a can with enough rolling tobacco for dozens of cigarettes. Now one contraband cigarette can cost that much.

'The black market is up here,' said Cloyd, 37. 'Everyone and their momma smoke.'

California has the nation's largest prison population _ 172,000 adult inmates. While many states limit tobacco use in prisons, California is among only a few that ban all tobacco products and require workers as well as inmates to abide by the prohibition.

Still, tobacco finds its way in.

Sometimes, family and friends are able to secretly pass it to inmates during visits. Other times, inmates assigned to work crews off prison grounds arrange for cohorts outside the prison to leave stashes of tobacco at prearranged drop sites, then smuggle it behind bars.

A less-risky method: culling small amounts of tobacco from cigarette butts found along roadsides and other work sites.

At California Correctional Center in Lassen County, officials reported more than 60 tobacco offenses among inmate crews at the institution's work camps in December, Associate Warden Matt Mullin said. The same month, cigarettes triggered a brawl between 30 Hispanic and white inmates in a high-security yard. Follow-up interviews with inmates revealed the dispute was over control of tobacco sales.

At the fortress-like Pelican Bay State Prison, a felon sneaked back on to prison grounds hours after being paroled. He was found with a pillowcase of almost 50 ounces of rolling tobacco _ worth thousands of dollars on the black market. The plan was to throw it over the facility's fence.

'It's almost becoming a better market than drugs,' said Devan Hawkes, an anti-gang officer at Pelican Bay. 'A lot of people are trying to make money.'

That includes prison workers.

Last year, a guard was put on leave from California State Prison, Solano, for smuggling tobacco. The guard made several hundred dollars a week selling tobacco, officials say.

At Folsom State Prison, a cook quit last year after he was caught walking onto prison grounds with several plastic bags filled with rolling tobacco in his jacket. He told authorities he was earning more smuggling tobacco _ up to $1,000 a week _ than he did in his day job.

Another Folsom cook made about $300 for each tin of rolling tobacco she brought into the prison, receiving payment through money orders sent by an inmate's relatives. She resigned after being caught in October.

'There's quite a bit of money to be made,' said Lt. Tim Wamble, a Solano prison spokesman. 'In a department this size you're gonna have people who will succumb to the temptation.'

Unlike illegal drugs, which bring harsh penalties when smuggled into prison, punishments for inmates caught with tobacco usually range from just a written warning to extra work duties, no matter the quantity involved.

Prison employees can lose their jobs but there's almost no chance of a criminal prosecution. Unlike states such as Texas _ where providing tobacco to prisoners is a felony _ the California statute considers it a misdemeanor and doesn't lay out specific punishment.

Chuck Alexander, executive vice president of the California Correctional Peace Officers Association, said lawmakers should either roll back the prohibition or add stronger penalties.

'It didn't do anything but make (tobacco) a lucrative business,' he said.

Ps I wonder if the vato SV VBS described who used his ticket stub from the "Curb Your Enthusiasm" show to walk on a 187 beef was in the episode where "Larry" took the big chichi mayata hooker to the Dodger game and ran into the head chingons from the WASP only golf country club he was trying to get into? That was a funny show!

Anonymous said...

During the 1980's, ‘scientists' reportedly looking for oil in Siberia, drilled nine miles down where they broke through the earth's crust into a spot where the temperature was 2000 degrees F. As the story goes, they lowered a microphone into the hole where they heard human voices wailing in hell!

Some however, became skeptical of this dubious tale. Where, they reasoned, could ‘scientists' find an extension cord nine mile long? And how, could a microphone withstand that kind of heat?

Within due time, this ‘news article' was exposed as a hoax.

Between 1920 and 1944, a well known evangelist based her ministry in Southern California. Aimee Semple McPherson preached to tens of thousands of people per week at Angelus Temple in the Echo Park area of L.A. In 1924, ‘Sister Aimee,' as she was sometimes known, pioneered evangelistic radio broadcasting from the same location.

Telephone in Her Casket!

Her ministry and life however, were not without controversy, including her untimely death at the age of 54 as a result of a sedative overdose. Subsequently, Evangelist Aimee was buried with a connected live telephone in her casket!

As one writer succinctly put it, "In over 60 years, no one has received a call from her yet, not even collect!"

The belief that the dearly departed are somehow able to communicate with those who still have the breath of life, has stubbornly held its ground for millennium. But is it really true? Can the deceased contact the living by postcard, wireless, cell phone, carrier pigeon, express mail, spirit rapping, E.S.P., or any other medium (pun intended)?

The biblical answer is no! On the contrary, the scriptures portray death as a sleep in more than 50 passages. In the Psalms, David alludes to the fact that a person who is dead can neither remember nor praise (6:5). In the 115th Psalm, the writer reiterates that the dead don't praise the Lord because their world is one of silence. And in the book of Ecclesiastes, Solomon reveals that "the dead know nothing..." (9:5) In other words, they are not aware of what is going on around them.

Unlike the living, those who have passed to their rest are sleeping peacefully and undisturbed in their graves, or urns (whatever the case may be) until Master returns with heaven's rewards.

l.a. observed said...

was walking on L.A.'s Bunker Hill when I saw a panhandler who was employing the rapid-fire delivery of an auctioneer.

"Howaboutonedollar?" he said. "Justonedollar. Canyouspareonedollar? Justonedollar."

I didn't buy. But it reminded me of the many different styles of street solicitors I've noticed over the years.

One character used to try comedy, greeting lunchtime passersby with the mock-respectful line, "Hello, professionals." Another guy would sit on the sidewalk, next to a few coins inside a chalk-drawn circle, which enabled him to sleep and panhandle at the same time.

One defiant fellow would extend a cup but look straight ahead for hours, never making eye contact, never saying thank you for a donation.

Still another mute moocher shook a coin-filled container as people walked by; he sort of sounded like he was performing in a marimba band.

I've often wondered if these panhandlers realized what hard work not having a job was. Except perhaps the guy who slept next to the chalk circle.

Anonymous said...

After reading all the post about Mexican cops being sexual predators or abusers I decide to see if I could find an explanation for this. And I did find a very comprehensive study about sexual abuse in Mexico and this may explain why so many Mexican cops are sexual abusers and also why so many mexicans are in gangs.

This study by the Department of Social Science and Medicine, Imperial College London the first to my knowledge of sexual abuse in a general population in Mexico, suggests that sexual abuse in Mexico is widespread.

Child sexual abuse (CSA) is a major global public health concern, yet very few studies of CSA
exist in poorer countries. Mexico is no exception: almost no research about CSA exists and services tackling CSA are extremely limited. This study provides a descriptive profile of unwanted sexual contact in childhood in Mexico City, and its social context, with the overall objective of raising awareness of the problem and increasing understanding of its nature. During in-depth interviews with 152 young people, 33% of women and 18% of men disclosed personal experience of CSA. Participants were not selected for experiences of CSA. Expectations about gender roles shaped their experiences, willingness to disclose in childhood, and the effects of any disclosure. Abuse was maintained by social and family relationships and notions of respectability that impeded disclosure and action to prevent and end CSA.

Social context of the study
In Mexico City there is a strong patriarchal macho culture, where gender roles are highly polarized (Marston, 2001; Paz, 1961). In the families of the young people in the study, obedience to parents was usually emphasized, and the external appearance of respectability of a household was very important. Young people reported that sexual behavior and sexuality topics were rarely discussed openly. This was particularly true in terms of discussion with children. Many young men and women reported only learning about sexuality topics at puberty, through discussions with friends. There is a sexual double standard where men experience social pressure to be (hetero) sexually active while common discourses of sexuality place a high value on virginity for women (Amuchástegui, 1998; Marston, in press). Consequently, women who have sexual contact before marriage risk being perceived as worthless or as cualquieras (anybody’s). For men, on the other hand, sexual intercourse, specifically penetration, is a crucial element of masculinity. By contrast, being penetrated is shameful and emasculating (see also discussion in Szasz, 1998). Men in the study were called maricón (the penetrated partner in anal sex between men) when they were not being manly enough. For both men and women, control of how and when sexual contact occurs is very important: women are expected to allow sexual contact only under very specific circumstances (within a stable, loving relationship) and for men sexual contact with other men is highly stigmatized (Marston, 2001; Marston & Juarez, 2003).

Que Esta Pasando

Anonymous said...

USA Today February 20, 2007
By Don Ameche
All across America people are quickly becoming sick and hallucinogenic after reading WB posts. Reading those posts are forcing more people to take days off work according to a survey.

A poll of internet bloggers in cities across the United States revealed 67 per cent of those questioned said they had taken a "sickie" from work because they were feeling languid and sluggish, even morose. Others complained of migraines, staring into the distance, and still others of depression.

Wheat farmer and Topeka resident Ralph Johnson said he has thought of turning his shotgun on himself and his family. "For pete's sake, they're can't be anything as awful in life as reading those posts" he said crying from his living room couch. When this reporter said yes there is - "spending an evening with an insurance salesman", Johnson grabbed his shot gun and and told us to get the hell off his property.

Anonymous said...

Child porn: Cop guilty

Australia - A GEELONG police officer yesterday pleaded guilty to possessing more than 500 images of child pornography.

Up to 70,000 pornographic images stored on 500 CDs and two computers were seized from Alan Crane's former East Geelong home during a police raid on March 1 last year.

The search was conducted by the Victorian Police's Ethical Standards Department and the Office of Police Integrity after a tip-off from United State's law enforcement agencies to the Australian Federal Police.

The Geelong Magistrates' Court heard that 10,000 of the images were suspected to have contained child pornography, but after a forensic examination an expert was only able to confidently identify 44 girls, featured in 542 images, as being under 18 years old.

Daryl Brown, from the Office of Public Prosecutions, said it was likely that many of the other images also showed minors but that they could not be confidently identified as underage.

The court heard that the child pornography showed girls posing naked, some in sexually provocative positions but not engaged in sexual acts.

Nick Papas, for Crane, said the child pornography, some of which was paid for with a credit card, made up less than 1 per cent of his client's total pornography collection.

Mr Papas said it could be difficult to tell if a person was under 18 from a picture and that his client was not interested in having sex with underage girls.

``His interest in the young form is one based on viewing beauty and not sexual gratification,'' he said.

At the time of his arrest Crane, a police officer of 18 years, had been working at the Geelong Traffic Management Unit for about 10 months after spending most of his career in Sale, during which time he received a medal for ethics and good service.

He has since moved from Geelong after receiving death threats.

Magistrate Max Beck convicted Crane on one charge of possessing child pornography.

``If people did not seek to possess child pornography, children would not be abused to create it,'' Mr Beck said.

Crane, 41, was fined $6000, sentenced to three months' jail suspended for 12 months and placed on the sex offenders register for eight years.

Outside the court Crane said he was ``totally blown away'' by the sentence.

``I'm disappointed by the magistrate's decision. I think it was made fully apparent in the court that they were not images of very young children or children being abused. I think that kind of behaviour is abhorrent,'' he said.

``I regret digressing from what the legislators have decided is child pornography. I believe this was a technical child pornography case and I will be appealing the decision.''

Crane was suspended on full pay after being charged. After the court's decision his pay was withdrawn.

A police spokesman said police would wait for the appeal outcome before deciding whether to take any further internal disciplinary action.

Anonymous said...

Immoral conduct leaves cop without a job

Florida - A deputy with the Collier County Sheriff's Office has admitted to having sex with a 17-year-old girl and supplying alcohol to teenagers. He has since been kicked off of the force.

In the internal investigation report, Kevin Gunst admitted to having sex with the teen in his Naples home last year and then states he wasn't sure what he did after that.

It all surfaced while Gunst was taking a polygraph test because he wanted to be transferred from working as a corrections officer inside the Naples Jail to working on road patrol.

During that polygraph test, Gunst also admitted he supplied alcohol to people younger than 21-years-old at several parties in his home and at least one person who was as young as 14-years-old.

The investigation report shows it took a while to find out all the details. At first, Gunst said he had sex with the girl. Then he later said, "I never had sex with her."

He also said he wanted to keep the whole thing private because a friend of his from the academy had been fired for having sex with a minor.

The girl told investigators she never had sex with Gunst. But Gunst told officials he thought the girl said that because she didn't want to get him in trouble.

Gunst was arrested for having an open-house party but he was not charged with having sex with a minor because the girl said the two never had sex.

Either way, Gunst won't be returning to the sheriff's office because of immoral, unlawful, or improper conduct.

Gunst does not plan to seek another job in law enforcement - at least not in Florida. He lost his job exactly three years after he got it.

Gunst wasn't home on Monday evening and his roommate didn't want to speak on camera.

Anonymous said...

Woman accuses NZ cops of sex assault

New Zealand - A woman has described how as a teenager she lay handcuffed to a bed "begging and pleading" as three New Zealand policemen laughed while they indecently assaulted her with a bottle.

During cross-examination in the High Court in Auckland on Tuesday the woman became increasingly upset during questioning of her recollection of events and broke down outside the court several times during recess.

The court was adjourned early for the day.

New Zealand assistant police commissioner Clint Rickards and former policemen Brad Shipton and Bob Schollum have denied kidnapping and indecently assaulting the then 16-year-old girl between November 1983 and August 1984 in Rotorua.

In court, the woman described how she lay handcuffed to a bed "begging and pleading" as the three accused, plus two other men, laughed while she was sexually assaulted with a bottle.

The woman told the court how Shipton straddled her and as she was indecently assaulted with the bottle, he told her this is what she wanted.

"It was like a joke for them."

The woman said she was picked up by two men and carried kicking and screaming to a bedroom.

She had tried to stop them and the men commented "for such a little thing I was quite a fighter".

"I called them a pack of bastards and told them they would pay for what they had done."

After the men left the room, Schollum remained, making sure she was okay but told her not to tell anyone, the woman said.

Schollum said "I would suffer more for it and so would my family", she told the court.

The woman told the court she had "no doubt in my mind whatsoever" Rickards, Shipton and Schollum were the men involved in the assault.

During her testimony Shipton looked frequently at the jury and took notes, while Schollum took notes throughout.

Rickards sat expressionless, looking at the woman with his hands clasped.

Rickards defence lawyer John Haigh QC told the woman she had got "absolutely the wrong man" and that the incident never happened.

Haigh asked the woman how despite Rickards serving as a uniformed officer and being on crutches and in a plaster cast for much of the time during which the alleged incident occurred, she could not recall seeing him incapacitated and only claimed to have seen him in plain clothes.

Haigh said there were "serious issues of identification" by the woman.

The woman, who has name suppression, said she was certain the person she had seen on several occasions leading up to the assault was Rickards.

Haigh questioned why the woman had said in her initial police statement that she had had a sexual relationship with Rickards over a six-month period, a statement which she later admitted was not true.

The woman said the meaning of her statement had been misinterpreted by police and she had not signed the initial statement.

The woman said it had been very hard trying to recall how the events had occurred.

Haigh told the woman she was "embellishing, constructing as she went along".

The woman denied this and said she was trying to make sure her evidence was going to be accurate.

Haigh said her inability to identify Rickards from a photo from the time, combined with her other conflicting evidence, showed she could not be believed.

Shipton's lawyer Bill Nabney told the woman her recollection of Shipton being clean shaven was wrong, with photos showing he had a moustache at the time.

Cross-examination of the woman is expected to continue on Wednesday.

Anonymous said...

Cop accused of assault on woman

Maryland - The Anne Arundel County Police Department has charged one of its own in the alleged assault of a woman.

The woman told police last month she was assaulted during a traffic stop. The department immediately suspended Officer Joseph Mosmiller.

He was formally charged today with fourth-degree sex offenses, second-degree assault, false imprisonment and misconduct in office.

Mosmiller is a one-year veteran and was assigned to the Eastern District.

His bond was set at 250-thousand dollars.

Police have also begun an internal affairs investigation.


Ex-Cop Guilty Of Bilking Clients

TROY, NEW YORK---A former police detective is now a convicted felon after pleading guilty to taking money from customers of his construction business and not performing the work.

James R. Muller, 44, of Rensselaer was dismissed from the Rensselaer Police Department in 2004 after pleading guilty to harassment and official misconduct for assaulting a fellow officer who had been arrested.

Muller, a 20-year cop until his dismissal, pleaded guilty Thursday in Rensselaer County Court to third degree grand larceny.

He had originally been charged with taking money from four clients but in a plea deal, admitted to only one.

In exchange for his guilty plea, he will be sentenced in April to 45 days on the sheriff's work order program and five years probation. He must pay $25,000 in restitution prior to sentencing. 2-08-07

Anonymous said...

Suicide rates jolt police culture
Posted 2/8/2007 11:26 PM ET
By John Ritter, USA TODAY
The warning signs that police officer Steve Martin was a suicide risk were clear enough in hindsight: erratic behavior, disgust with his job, heavy drinking, a strained marriage. But the lack of foresight is what leaves his wife, Debbie, angry more than a year later.
"When officers came and told me what had happened — and I have a roomful of witnesses to this — they said, 'We knew he was in serious trouble,' " she says. "I remember thinking, OK, so why didn't you do anything about it? How can you sit there and tell me after he put a gun to his head that you knew he was bad off?"

What happened in Wichita is tragically familiar across the country, say psychologists and former officers who have studied law enforcement suicide. The crime-fighting culture is about strength and control, and most officers think asking for help is a badge of weakness. Police are supposed to solve problems, not be the problem.

"These folks are taught to suppress their emotions and soldier forward," says Elizabeth Dansie, a psychologist who works with California police agencies in the aftermath of suicides. "It's very difficult for them to admit they need help."

More law enforcement agencies are trying to prevent suicide in their ranks.

Changing the culture

The California Highway Patrol (CHP) is developing training for suicide awareness and prevention after eight troopers killed themselves in eight months last year, for a total of 13 since September 2003. The CHP toll is "the largest cluster I've seen for a department that size," says Robert Douglas, executive director of the National Police Suicide Foundation.

The International Association of Chiefs of Police is circulating a proposal, obtained by USA TODAY, to make suicide prevention tools available to all of the nation's nearly 18,000 state and local police agencies. "Current police culture … tends to be entirely avoidant of the issue," leaving suicidal officers with "no place to turn," a draft of the proposal says.

The suicide foundation says it has verified an average of 450 law enforcement suicides in each of the last three years, compared with about 150 officers who died annually in the line of duty. Douglas says no more than 2% of the nation's law enforcement agencies have prevention programs.

Suicide rates for police — at least 18 per 100,000 — are higher than for the general population, according to Audrey Honig, chief psychologist for the Los Angeles County Sheriff's Department.

Large departments (New York City, Milwaukee) and small ones (Holland, Ohio; Lavallette, N.J.) had suicides last year.

Police departments in New York, Los Angeles and Chicago, the Los Angeles County Sheriff's Department and the Washington State Patrol are among the few agencies with comprehensive programs, including videos, brochures and posters, peer-support training, coaching on warning signs and psychological outreach.

The Los Angeles sheriff's program started in 2001. Since 2002 the force has had just two suicides among its 9,000 officers. "Our personnel are receptive to getting assistance when they need it," Honig says.

In the past, law enforcement suicides often were ruled accidental deaths, and they are still underreported, Dansie says. "Most of us agree that the statistics are probably much higher than we actually know, because of the shame factor."

CHP's reaction was typical, says John Violanti, a former New York state trooper and now a professor at the State University of New York at Buffalo. Fallout from suicide, he says, "lasts a long time, and morale goes down the tube. I've seen entire departments go into states of depression."

CHP will hire a clinical psychologist to oversee a broad prevention program called "Question, Persuade and Refer," says deputy chief Ramona Prieto. "It won't just be putting up a few posters and hoping people understand," Prieto says. "It will be training at every level for every employee."

Police bear the same stress from work, family and illness that civilians do. What's different is the stress of the street and the access to a gun. "Research has always shown that availability of firearms, comfort with firearms, increases suicide rates," Honig says.

Police acquire "image armor," says James Reese, a former FBI agent who started the bureau's stress- management training in the 1980s. "It's their need to always be in control, always be fine, always be right. We never hear cops say, 'I'm afraid. I made a mistake.' "

The FBI has no mandatory suicide prevention training outside of its stress program, says spokeswoman Cathy Milhoan. Since 1993, 20 agents have killed themselves, she says.

Avoided counseling

Steve Martin, a 6-foot-6, well-liked veteran of the Wichita force, was 44 when he shot himself on Halloween 2005. Debbie Martin says she tried repeatedly to get her husband into counseling.

"He kept canceling the appointments," she says. "He said he was afraid the department would find out he was going, that he had a serious drinking problem, and he'd be fired."

Martin couldn't leave the job at the station, and what he saw over 15 years, several on a gang unit, began to wear him down, his wife says. He couldn't let go of one incident — finding a 2-year-old girl in a car, shot in the head after a gang shootout.

The couple separated but spent a lot of time together. Martin was drinking daily, cursing his job, she says. He threatened her and once pulled his gun on her.

Martin's suicide threw the force of 690 officers into turmoil. "A lot of people were in denial," says Lt. Sam Hanley, his former sergeant. "A lot of them were angry at Steve himself, because they worked with him and he hadn't said anything."

Hanley was ordered to develop suicide-prevention training, and Wichita officers attended mandatory four-hour sessions.

"Suicide has always been kind of hush-hush in the police community," he says. "When it happens to one of your people, all of a sudden everybody wants information."

Anonymous said...

Brent E. Turvey

Those who work in law enforcement have their own training programs, their own protocols, and their own sets of rules and regulations by which all conduct is ideally governed. There is a chain of command and internal regulatory bodies. They are distinguished further by uniforms, badges, and department issue side-arms. These are some of the basic elements that define the police culture.

The attitude of the police culture towards suicide is reflected in the training it generally offers to its officers on the subject. Generally, there is little and often no occupational suicide training provided for police officers. It is a subject that is almost unilaterally ignored. Furthermore, studies on the subject are few and scattered. This is related to the notion that "...police officers traditionally subscribe to a myth of indestructibility, they view suicide as particularly disgraceful to the victim officer and to the profession," (Violanti[20]). This defines the police culture's contingency for suicide: ignore it.



The common belief in the command echelon of Police culture is that police suicide is not an issue. This is demonstrated clearly by the fact that almost no training involving police suicide is given to recruits at any time. NYPD Commissioner Raymond Kelly and Jacksonville Fla. Director W.C. Brown agree that when police officers commit suicide, there is rarely a direct tie to the job. Brown says that all suicides in Jacksonville stemmed from domestic problems[7]. Additionally, the Executive VP of the National Assn. of Chiefs of Police, Morton Feldman, said that the association has not really been keeping track of suicides as closely as deaths by other means (More[8]).

This is further demonstrated by an NYC Police Foundation study (Scott[17]) that states specifically "People kill themselves because they don't know how to solve their problems". The study cites personal problems, substance abuse, and depression as the direct causative factors in suicide, not job stress. Since the aforementioned problems are not job related, then they do not need to be addressed.

That study [17] was conducted by an associate professor of social welfare at Columbia University. What he lists as causative factors are not; they are problem solving mechanisms. To the trained psychologist, personal problems, substance abuse, and depression are symptoms indicative of a greater problem. The esteemed professor is correct in surmising that people kill themselves because they do not know how to solve their problems, but that is not a deep enough analysis. What do the self-destructive behaviors represent? What has happened to make the individual feel so incredibly disconsolate as to engage in self-destructive behavior, and, ultimately, want to take their own life? That is the question that must be addressed in incidences of police suicide.

The facts of police suicide, if ignored by researchers and the police culture, will continue to erode the fabric of the uniform. The 1994 data are as follows;

1) There were 300 documented police officers suicides in 1994 (Cop[2], [8], & Suicide[18]).

2) There were 137 documented line-of-duty deaths among police officers in 1994, 75 (54.7%) caused by shootings, a new record [2],[8].

3) To sum facts 1 & 2, more than twice as many police officers committed suicide than were killed in the line of duty in 1994. This is typical of the year to year data [8].

4) 12 of the police suicides occurred in New York City, which is a 40 year high for that PD [18].

5) The Suicide rate for police officers is double that of the general population [7].

6) Most departments will not release or do keep statistical data on police officer suicides [20].

7) Harley Stock, a screener for a police department, states that about 90% of the time, an officer is drinking heavily when he shoots himself [7].

8) 10% of the general population who drink become alcoholics; for police it's 23% [7].

9) The suicide rate among alcoholics is 270 per 100,000 (alcohol is a depressant).In a recent study of 20 suicides in a large Midwestern PD, 13 of the victims were alcohol abusers [7].

In the face of the above data, it seems counterintuitive that police training should not include a series of courses and exercises involving the topic of police suicide. Officers of the law are twice as likely to put a gun to their own heads as be killed by someone else, and yet they are trained as if exactly the opposite were true. Again, this is counterintuitive in light of the data.



Violanti[20] states that "When officers lose the ability to cope in normal ways, they may turn to an ultimate solution to relieve the pressure of stress". Now, that's a bit of a statement. In fact, that's what officers are trained to do. They are trained to use the ultimate solution when the situation permits. It is even arguable that officers are not trained in "normal" coping mechanisms.

Control is a primary element of police culture relevant to the question of suicide. Police officers are trained to take control, and are controlling individuals [7]. When they arrive at a situation, they are trained to take charge and establish themselves as the regulatory element. When a situation has deteriorated beyond their verbal control, or they lose control because of some intervening element, they are trained to take physical control. The final solution to a situation that the officer cannot physically control is their weapon (Hall[4]). The gun is control. The police officer is trained to resolve a completely deteriorated situation, one way or another, with their sidearm. The gun, or even its presence on the officer's person, represents that officer's ability to control his environment.

An officer is trained always to maintain control of the situation, and the sidearm represents the extreme that the officer is authorized use to achieve that objective. With that responsibility comes intense stress. "Almost unfailingly officers enter policing with high ideals and a noble desire to help others. Over time, this sense of idealism may transform into hard-core cynicism," [20]. The job, in all of its parts, makes cynics of idealists, and that in itself is incredibly stressful. So, over time, police culture can create an individual trained in the use of deadly force to maintain control, carrying a gun, who is stressed and cynical.



Hopelessness is the most motivating contributor to the suicidal mind set [1]. It is the sense that one does not have control over one's own behavior, feelings, or circumstances. It is a resignation of the self to perceived external elements. A feeling of hopelessness can be perceived by an officer from innumerable sources. It is not sudden. It grows slowly, unabated, until it becomes an insurmountable mind set.

There is an unofficial progression in "The Job" that police counselors have noted in many cases of police suicide and attempted suicide. The idealistic Academy graduate turns into a depressed cop;

"Graduate frequently exposed to blood, gore, and danger. Does not unburden these horrors on spouse. Spouse wouldn't understand. A few drinks with the guys after work to help unwind. Fellow cops don't understand. Can't trust civilians. Can't admit troubles, even to fellow cops; would be considered a wimp. Can't trust fellow cops. Drinking increases. Spouse takes off. Gun is handy," (Loh[7])

When a police officer commits suicide, it is most certainly an expression of hopelessness within the perspective defined by police culture.

Take for example the case of Capt. Terrance Tunnock, of the NYPD. In July of 1994, he was 49 years old, and married with children. A 28 year veteran in the police department. One morning, while his family made breakfast for him in the next room, he took out his service revolver and shot himself in the head (Levitt[6]). In one article published on that suicide and others, Chief of Personnel Michael Julian was quoted as saying that this suicide could not be clearly traced to problems at work. The same article reported that fellow officers detected no signs of distress beforehand (NYPD[11]). In another article published two weeks later, it was revealed that Tunnock had one week before his suicide spoken to Federal authorities about police corruption involving seized money and drugs. He had just completed the task of informing on a 10 man rogue unit operating within his department to Federal authorities (NYPD[12]).

That case was not typical of police suicides in the U.S. Tunnock had 28 years on the force, and was the highest ranking police officer to commit suicide in 20 years. His case also involved corruption. And from all accounts he had a good relationship with his family. None of these elements are typical. There were, however, typical elements involved, including the fact that he shot himself in the head with his service weapon. There was also reason for perceived hopelessness. Tunnock's hopelessness was likely twofold; feeling responsibility for the corruption in his own department, and the prospect of facing fellow officers after having turned in his own officers. It is also likely that he felt professional shame from the corruption, and being defined as an individual by a "myth of indestructibility," was not able to face his fellow officers or family. He was the Captain; he was supposed to be in control of everything. His sense of self and control had likely been torn from him by this circumstance. Although atypical, Tunnock's case does demonstrate that even the most seasoned veterans are not immune to hopelessness and subsequent suicidal tendencies.

The idea to be understood here is that hopelessness is a function of perspective, and that perspective is defined by culture. It is not possible to separate an individual's perspective from an individual's own culture. The following section will explore other cases that demonstrate how loss of control and persistent hopelessness contribute to suicide within police culture.

Anonymous said...


The typical officer who commits suicide is a white male, 35 years of age, working patrol, separated or getting a divorce, who has recently experienced a loss or disappointment [7]. As with any profile, these are not hard and fast criteria. These are statistical tendencies. They are a road map for prevention. The most important criteria, or symptom, or red flag , of a suicidal disposition is marital problems [7], [20].

Consider the following cases;

January 17, 1994

27 year old Joseph Cibarelli. Seventeen months with the 46th (Bronx) Precinct of the NYPD. After an evening of dining and discussing plans for the future with his wife, he went home and shot himself in the head. He used his off-duty revolver, a chrome-plated S&W handed down from his father to his uncle and finally to him. Fellow officers described him as a sensitive individual who would "take personally things that happened in the rough-and-tumble world that should not have been taken that way," (Rashbaum[16]).

Joseph Cibarelli was young and idealistic. He was married, and making plans for the future. He came from a family with a history in the PD, and probably felt the subsequent pressures of expectation. Off-duty, he carried the symbol of his family's history with him; the shiny S&W revolver. Other than his apparent relationship with his wife, he seems to fit the suicidal profile reasonably well.

It is not established why Joseph Cibarelli took his own life, but one evident possibility is inferable from the statements made by his fellow officers. Perhaps he did not feel that he fit in, and having his idealism shattered every day by his job made it worse. Add to that the pressure of his family's history and the subsequent expectation. Perhaps he had feelings of inadequacy that were reinforced by the "rough-and-tumble" comments or behavior of fellow officers. With these elements in motion, it is not difficult to see the recipe for a hopeless, suicidal mind-set being prepared in this case. The only thing missing would be a recent loss or disappointment.

May 20, 1994

Sgt. Ernest Hill. Seventeen year veteran street cop from Elkhart, Indiana. After unspecified medical problems forced him off the street, he was put out working the front desk. After a week of working the front desk, Sgt. Hill believed he was ready for street duty once again, and phoned back to the chief, J.J. Ivory, to discuss the matter. Hill suddenly hung up, and the chief went out to talk with him in person. As the Chief approached, Sgt. Hill pulled his service revolver and shot himself in the head (Police[14]).

This officer was an older veteran. However, he had every bit of control and power, related to his career, his life, stripped from him. He was put behind a desk. For an officer who spent his life working the streets and commanding respect from those on his patrol and fellow officers, the sudden change must have devastated his ego. When he learned that he would not soon, or perhaps ever, return to the streets that were the source of his control and sense of self, this was obviously unbearable. He apparently believed that the situation was hopeless and exercised control over the final thing that he felt he could. He shot himself on-duty, in front of all of his fellow officers.

There is a revenge/ anger element in on-duty suicides that seems to beg further exploration and study.

September 6, 1994

30 year old Dirk Kaiser. Served one day with the NYPD. He graduated August 31 and worked his very first shift on a Friday. On Saturday night he was in custody, charged with drunk driving, and fleeing from the scene of an accident. His 9mm service weapon was taken from him, along with his badge. He was suspended. He shot himself with a .38 to the chest on Tuesday, in his apartment. He left a note that's contents were not disclosed (NYPD[12]).

Recent loss or disappointment. It is likely that Kaiser felt that his career was over before it had begun. His age range was near profile. There's not much room for public speculation in the Kaiser case, but it does raise questions about an officer's personal investment in his or her career. Certain levels of intense investment cannot be healthy. If Kaiser's life had so little value without being a cop, then that speaks to a chronic self-esteem problem.

September 6, 1994

30 year old Steven Laski. An eight year veteran. He was one of eleven patrolmen in his precinct who were transferred to desk jobs the previous May as a result of an ongoing corruption investigation. In April, fourteen officers had been arrested from the same precinct on drug, robbery, assault, and civil rights charges. Laski's handgun and his badge were taken away. He was divorced and living with his mother. He drove his blue Mustang to a deserted street near a cemetery and shot himself in the mouth with a .22 rifle. He died in civilian clothes [12].

Steven Laski lost everything in his life that he had control over. First he lost his wife. Then he had to move in with his mother, most likely for financial reasons. Laski's personal life was at a low point. Then he lost control over his work; reduced from a patrol officer with a badge and gun and respect, to a desk job. Under suspicion of corruption. The depression was likely gradual, and the perceived hopelessness likely came upon him in stages with each successive reduction in control. He couldn't talk with his fellow officers because they were either involved in the corruption with him, or not to be trusted. He couldn't reach out for help from his family because again his secrets would be revealed. Laski had to keep up the tough facade. He kept tough, drove a tough car, and let the hopeless mind-set grow unabated.

Steven Laski wore the profile for months before he acted out his suicidal fantasy. He had a place picked out. He had a weapon picked out. He privately went away from his mother and his desk job and killed himself in a secluded area. From his point of view, he took control of a hopeless situation.

November 16, 1994

31 year old Daniel Atkinson. Seven years with the 84th Precinct in Brooklyn, New York. Atkinson left early from work for his wife's birthday. He got into an argument with her when he got home. Then he shot himself in the head with his 9mm. He suffered from financial problems. His wife had children from a previous marriage. He had recently passed the sergeant's exam and was on the list for promotion (Jamieson[5]).

Daniel Atkinson was fairly typical of the profile. He was the right age range. He worked the bridge handing out summonses, so he didn't see a lot of action, but he been on the job seven years. He had financial problems, he couldn't get evening overtime [5], and subsequently he had marital problems. Atkinson also had a 9mm handgun with which he was trained to solve his problems and take control. Confronted by a succession of compounding marital and financial circumstances that threatened his control, he exercised his training. In his perceived financial and marital hopelessness, he took control using the coping mechanisms he had been trained with.

Captain Dwyer, the Precinct's commanding officer said, "I saw him every day. I've had no problem with him. He's been a good officer,"[5].

December 26, 1994

26 year old Timothy Torres. Three years on the force, Midtown South Precinct. An officer on foot patrol. After a half-hour meal break with his partner he took out his .38 service revolver and shot himself in the head. It was 4:15 a.m. He was severely depressed about his divorce six months previously. It was the morning after Christmas. A few hours earlier, Torres had responded to a report of an emotionally disturbed person in need of help. "You've got a young man grieving over a divorce, missing his ex-wife on Christmas, and, coupled with dealing with an emotionally disturbed person just a few hours earlier, it obviously was too much for him to take," a fellow officer said. His father is a retired police detective. He worked out at Gold's Gym to keep in shape. He killed himself shortly before dawn (Forero & Forrest[3]).

The Torres case fits the suicidal officer profile very well. In fact, Torres fit the profile for about six months. He was on foot patrol, he saw normal people at their worst on a regular basis, and he had recently lost his marriage. Then came holidays, Thanksgiving and Christmas; loneliness and depression grew unabated. Then the pressures of the job. Control was slipping. The job made him more cynical. Things looked hopeless. Gun was handy.

Of the case, Mayor Rudolph Giuliani said, "It is very difficult to accept something like this in the middle of such a beautiful season. But unfortunately sometimes during the holiday season these pressures get even greater and greater for some people," (Pyle[15]).

February 20, 1988

James Earl McDonald. A police Sergeant from Santa Ana, California. In April of 1986, McDonald was demoted from Sergeant to Patrol Officer after an accusation that he failed to submit a shooting incident report and then compounded matters by lying about failing to submit the report. He denied those accusations. After his demotion, McDonald requested a 30 day disability leave. He failed to return to work after his disability leave was up, and was notified of his termination during a therapy session. McDonald claimed that he didn't know his leave was up and asked to be reinstated. That request was denied. In February of 1988, McDonald abducted, handcuffed, and raped a 14 year old girl in his riverside home. He had befriended her at a scuba diving class where he was currently employed. Immediately after the incident he drove into a small town in the mountains and shot himself with a .38 revolver. McDonald's first wife successfully sued the city of Santa Ana for Workers' Compensation and was awarded the sum of $147,000 for the care of her two children. Her attorney, Seth Kelsey, stated of the incident, "No one will ever be able to dispute that the criminal act that that he did play a part [in the suicide], but no one can dispute the humiliation he suffered from being demoted and fired also played a part. This is a tragic event for everybody, including the victim of the rape and a loss of the father for the children (Nalick[9])."

The individual here was not a police officer when he committed suicide. However McDonald was on the force and it has been agreed, by albeit prejudiced sources, that his tenure was a compelling factor in his suicide. Despite any misgivings, that agreement has cost the city of Santa Ana $147,000.

McDonald's life seemed an exercise in avoiding responsibility on all fronts. He performed his job as a police officer poorly, avoiding that responsibility. He avoided taking responsibility for performing his duty poorly. He filed workman's compensation claims and took time off after he was demoted. He seemed to use the system to keep himself from having to take responsibility whenever he could.

McDonald's reason for committing suicide would appear to be to escape the responsibility of crime against the 14 year old girl. Her rape would have unavoidable consequences. He had a year and a half to become despondent and kill himself over losing his job as a cop, but did not do so. He found other ways to regain control. When that exercise of control took the form of rape, his situation became immediately hopeless. That is, there was no hope of avoiding responsibility.

The author includes this case not because it is an exemplar of the aforementioned profile of a suicidal police officer. Clearly, the McDonald case does show how recent loss or failure contribute to a suicidal mind set. However, the case also raises the issue of using suicide as a means for avoiding consequences and responsibility. That issue is one of note and deserves further study.



Police officers are trained to be in control, and to use their sidearm to maintain that control. Police officers see people at their worst all day every day. They become very cynical very quickly. They can become depressed, like the rest of humanity. They can become hopeless, like the rest of humanity. But when a police officer becomes depressed and perceives hopelessness, he does not cease to be a police officer. An officer is expected, by his culture, to endure. An officer is expected not to talk about his problems or his concerns with his spouse or with his fellow officers. He is expected to maintain a surface immunity to his own humanness.

Police culture does not adequately provide appropriate outlets for human responses to the extreme emotional stresses of "The Job", either personally, socially or professionally. Socially, anything other than stoicism or drunkenness is seen as a sign of weakness by fellow officers. At home, officers extend their stoicism. Their spouse wouldn't understand, or they want to protect their spouse from the harsh realities of their job. Or they simply lack the interpersonal skill to talk about their emotions towards their job with their spouse. Professionally, the upper echelon of police command does not acknowledge that there is a problem, despite the fact that twice as many officers commit suicide than are killed in the line of duty. Consequently there are few, if any, provisions in training dealing with the subject of police suicide.

The above has the overall effect of providing the psychological development for a socially isolated individual. That kind of perception at work extends into the home. It ruins marriages. The most common factor among those police officers who commit suicide is relationship problems, either divorce or constant arguing or take your pick. The result of that is a depressed officer, who does not feel connected to his personal world, who is unable to express his pain to those around him every day, who does not feel as though his culture is invested in him, and who carries a gun.

The problem appears to be that police culture is inadequate to the task of caring for itself on an emotional level. That has not been its function. The function for police culture has been to protect and serve the citizens and property of the United States. There is an emotional price to be paid for individuals who take to that task, personally, socially, and professionally. Until the police culture recognizes that reality with heavy training, and learns to destigmatize the expression of emotions through continued education, police officers are going to keep killing themselves at a rate twice as fast as the rest of us.

Anonymous said...

Yeah DQ, that was the episode that saved this guys ass from the death row unit in San Quintin. There are still some that don't believe that an innocent person can get sentenced to death, I hope that this case opens their eyes.

Anyways, It seems that the Govenators plan to ship out prisoners has been derailed.

State inmate transfer ruled illegal

SACRAMENTO -- A Superior Court judge ruled today that Gov. Arnold Schwarzenegger acted illegally by declaring an emergency in California's overcrowded prisons and transferring inmates to other states.

The ruling by Judge Gail Ohanesian says the governor violated the Emergency Services Act and the state constitution, and that contracts sending prisoners to lockups in Tennessee and Arizona are illegal.

The judge's order is stayed for 10 days, giving the state time to file an appeal.

Ohanesian's ruling is a major setback for Schwarzenegger as he grapples with an escalating crisis in the state's jam-packed prisons.

Corrections officials say they will be have no room for new inmates by this summer, raising the prospect that counties -- many of which face severe crowding in their jails -- will have nowhere to send convicted felons.

A federal judge, meanwhile, has said that he will move toward placing a cap on the inmate population -- now at 172,000 -- if the state does not relieve the crowding by June.

The transfer program, launched in November, was Schwarzenegger's effort to buy time while his $10.9-billion proposal to build 78,000 new jail and prison beds moves through the Legislature.

So far, the state has transferred 460 inmates -- all volunteers -- to private lockups in Arizona and Tennessee. Officials expanded the program last week to include mandatory moves.

The first inmates targeted for compulsory transfers are illegal immigrants likely to face deportation upon release. Those prisoners are now being screened, a spokesman said.

Schwarzenegger called the judge's ruling "a threat to public safety."

"The transfer of prisoners is imperative to relieve the pressure on our overburdened prison system," he said in a statement. The governor added that moving inmates "is a prudent alternative to the risk of court-ordered early release of felons."

The transfers were authorized as part of Schwarzenegger's Oct. 4 declaration of an emergency in 29 of the state's 33 prisons. In his decree, the governor said teeming cellblocks had created a health risk and "conditions of extreme peril" for officers, inmates and the public.

Two labor unions representing correctional officers and other prison employees sued to block the transfers, saying Schwarzenegger had improperly invoked the Emergency Services Act.

"We're a nation of laws, and this is an end-run around the Legislature," said Gregg Adam, a lawyer for the California Correctional Peace Officers Assn., after a court hearing last week.

Adam also argued that the state Constitution forbid the government from contracting out jobs normally performed by state employees. Ignoring such civil service protections, he said, would amount to "the first steps toward privatization" of the prison system, which employees about 58,000 guards and other workers.

In court, the lawyer for Schwarzenegger disputed those claims, saying the governor "absolutely" acted legally in applying the Emergency Services Act to the prison crisis.

Deputy Atty. Gen. Vickie Whitney also said the Legislature was given three opportunities to act on the crisis and failed to do so.

"The governor was left with a situation where staff, inmates and the public are in grave danger," so he had to declare an emergency and authorize the transfers, she said.

In her four-page ruling, Ohanesian rejected those arguments.

Chuck Alexander, vice president of the correctional officers' union, hailed the ruling.

"This was an illegal action, and we're glad the court agreed with us," he said. "We hope the administration will now be more inclined to sit down with parties and talk about the entire systemic problem, rather than taking this piecemeal approach."

In addition to the lawsuits challenging the voluntary transfers, two inmates have filed papers seeking to block the state from moving forward with mandatory moves. A hearing in that case, in the U.S. 9th Circuit Court of Appeals, is scheduled this week.


Gava Joe said...

Sick Nick the DJ on CTF-Central radio circa 1969-70 used to run a quick ad for Bugler tobacco. It went "and now a word from Bugler fine smoking products,Ka-Kaaaaaaaa who-whoooookaaaa-ka ahhhhhhhh kaaaaaaa" and on. Essentially it was a blurb of a dude hacking his lungs out.. We used to chuckle as we ran those Bugler papers through that trusty Bugler rolling machine (available in the canteen for $3.00 with a 1lb. can of tobacco and 4 books of papers.) In my "house" Janis Joplin usually wailed Piece of My Heart on my stereo while I fashioned the next day's smokes and reminisced how sweet my ruka used to look layin out on the Santa Cruz beach all Coppertoned back. Had to hurry cuz tonight's dinner menu had that Railroad Hash w/the Lyonaisse potatoes on the side that my man Fat Jack the Hell's Angel cook useta put the extra margarine in. That hash was halfway edible if ya put enuf ketchup on it and the spuds were good!.. An hour after chow at the evening unlock we got the missionaries comin into the Ptotestant Chapel to sing their songs and save our souls. Tonight's bunch is from the Assembly of God in Salinas. They got that babe that dresses all conservative hardly showin an ankle but has that faraway look in her eyes like she'd favor one hr w/ a horny convict over 3 more yrs w/ her loving spouse.. I could'nt help but miss that longing, that gaze she had when she'd strap on that guitar and sing Fire and Rain in her sweet soprano voice.. Her presence would prompt the crustiest of cons to rise and sing a fervent and robust "Power in the Blood" when she'd accompany on her "axe"..Despite the stifling heat of the Valley in Summer and Mouldy Marvin the HA who bathed regular twice monthly and sat only 2 pews away one could yet smell the lavender she'd splashed on earlier.. It's with regret I admit that I'd been working a "game" on this innocent zealot. I told her the wk earlier that I'd give up 6 month's canteen to taste an avacado again. I also would flash my then perfect teeth and flex a little like it was the way my body worked on the natch.. It was with great stealth and covert care that this angel of mercy, this pure spirit passed me a perfectly ripened Hass avacado that night. Yup! Right in the bowels of the pinta. The center of the Mainline, behind concrete, wire, and gun towers I gently cushioned this gem under my shirt and secreted it back to my house ,later even shot half of it down to Fat Jack so he'd keep puttin that extra grease in those potatoes.. Life was tolerable, if only intermittently. But sabes que vatos? That was before the gangs took charge and sucked all the life out of what little of life's enjoyment could be found in a cage.. I guess you could say I got "saved" that night, but it aint to say that salvation did'nt last much longer than it took to savor that half avacado I spread on 6 saltines.Con Respeto Alrato...

don quixote said...

Don Ameche?(Jim is that you?) White Breads posts driving poor Kansas Farmers to flip out! LMAO!

Does anybody else suspect the infamous WIR of posting up all the Cop info ad nauseam, long past up after long paste up, next he'll be posting up info on Police Station toilet customs in Bangladesh.
Walley gave him a spanking and now he's gonna get back at him by posting up mierda after mierda and holding his breath while jumping up and down and turning blue.
Pobre Loco

Anonymous said...

Kacuuie said; Re: Anonymous' question on documentaries about the Mexican Mafia; Chris Blachford from "Fox station" in SoCal was one of the best in obtaining and/or attempting to retrieve info from former and even active EME gang members and dropouts. Not trying to toot the horn here or anything but I have a few and the most current is on "Boxer". Pretty informative and professional I might add on his part. If you didn't know any better you thought you were talking and listening to a veteran Cop! But really on this note and I'm sure it's to not your suprise nor anyone elses but they (EME) don't go there unless they're tired of living and want that automatic "Charles Bronson Death Wish". Kilroy and a handful of others is somewhat of the exception for the time being. But you all know one of these days when they least expect it a soldier trying to make rank will possibly take one of them out. For there sake hopefully not and I'm sure "they" are aware and knowing that this could happen at any given time. For now they do what they feel is right in there hearts. I'm not sold on the victory outreach program. And I'm sure I might get an Amen from at least a couple of the "hatters" here on because "they" abused the church years back by using it as a "front". Feeling in part that it was a "safe haven" I guess then when further to use it for there personal gain; i.e. still kind of in the mix and making money if you all know where I'm coming from. Anyhow I'm also open to further thoughts and comments, but I know for one, I know these particulars for a fact. Stay alert stay alive

don quixote said...

Gava Joe!! puttin it down, gettin it out there in the universe! Like a Charlie Parker riff on lifes little twists and turns.

Anonymous said...

DQ shit I thought the samething about White Bread being the one posting all the stories on cops getting busted.

I can't remember who posted it a few post back, they said the Vineland Boys were no longer in Sunland etc. (maybe I read it wrong). Anyway today when I got a request on MySpace from some vato he had links to some youngsters claiming SUNLAND VINELAND BOYS and a couple other Vineland clicks.


Jim said...

don quixote said...
Don Ameche?(Jim is that you?) White Breads posts driving poor Kansas Farmers to flip out! LMAO!

Indubitably....I was trying to get Gava Joe, the fine citizen from Kansas, to respond.

Jim said...

Yes Don Quixote, this up and coming cub reporter will be there for us in Lagos, Nigeria once that Killer Cow trial gets underway in late March.
For those that missed Don Ameche's exclusive interview with Kansas farmer Ralph Johnson earlier, here it is.

USA Today February 20, 2007
By Don Ameche
All across America people are quickly becoming sick and hallucinogenic after reading Wonder Bread posts. Reading those posts are forcing more people to take days off work according to a survey.

A poll of internet bloggers in cities across the United States revealed 67 per cent of those questioned said they had taken a "sickie" from work because they were feeling languid and sluggish, even morose. Others complained of migraines, staring into the distance, and still others of depression.

Wheat farmer and Topeka resident Ralph Johnson said he has thought of turning his shotgun on himself and his family. "For pete's sake, they're can't be anything as awful in life as reading those posts" he said crying from his living room couch. When this reporter said yes there is - "spending an evening with an insurance salesman", Johnson grabbed his shot gun and and told us to get the hell off his property.

Anonymous said...

Don Q said...
I'm not speaking for Wally as he's the Majordomo here but I think he's looking for varied opinions and ideas put forward by respectful people who sometimes agree to disagree and not be insulting and arrogant.
Try it sometime maybe it'll feel good.

White is right said………………………………
Don Q,
You obviously didn't read the last comment by me that you responded to. I said my response to you DIDN'T involve any profanity or disrespect, and still didn't get posted. But you are a very comical guy. You state that Wally is looking for input from respectful people who are not arrogant or insulting. So where do you fit in? You disrespect anyone on this blog that isn't a Mexican from L.A.
You don't even like your own race up North, or Blacks or Whites. I don't think you like anybody who isn't Don Q. Is this O.K Wally?


White is Right you are so correct about what you say. This blog definitely allows some mexicans to talk plenty of smack about whites and blacks especially Mr. Victim, Mr. Know it all and Mr. Whining. I wonder if some people ever look in those mirrors of self reflection?

I have been called a Fuc*** and other profanity and racist terms. Blacks can be called mayates and Nig***** but if a white person were to use such derogatory words about a mexican it will not get posted. So yes this blog is slanted towards anybody who idolizes gang criminals and is mexican. But I would expect this in a blog which is about the gangs of Los Angeles and remember not many whites are going to buy a book about the mexican mafia.

But I will not constantly whine and whine and whine about this injustice like others would, because the world is not always a fair or just place. And we ALL have to learn to adapt and live in this un-just world and strive to change the injustices of the world. And I promise that I will do my best to strive and work very diligently to change some of the injustices here in Wally’s world and not just whine and whine and whine as others who have spent their whole lives doing.


White Bread

Can someone here maybe Don. Q. aka Don Ameche post a few stories from back in the 1980's about heroic cops because I would like to read a few more stories about my heros. Superman, Batman, AquaMan, Hulk and Cops are my heros. They will save the world from the evils of Lex Luthor, Dark Man, Mr Freeze and all that is evil.

Anonymous said...

Hey Gava Joe how did you get that aguacate out of the vault when you got back to your "house" did you use the ol' push, hook, and pull maneuver or did you get your cellie to give you a hand or shall I say a couple of fingers?

Whats with all these cop stories?DAMN! I havent heard this many since "Real Stories of the Highway Patrol" and not the one with Broderick Crawford so please dont start with that hogwash either.

Where is "S" when we need him maybe if we all agree we can give him a pass if he wacks this poster pasting all this bullshit. Then he'll probabaly get in another wreck and we can put him on walk alone status again, everyone in agreement?

El Montero

Anonymous said...

Just stopping by your pagina to show some "EME" love and respect. We're family and as a true brother I've to show you that respect and brotherhood. Take care and be safe. Your homeboy from La South Side X3. Mucho repecto a los carnales del EME this is a firme site.

Anonymous said...

Cop suspended on sex charge

Louisiana - An Iberville Parish sheriffs deputy was suspended without pay after he was issued a misdemeanor summons for allegedly soliciting sex from a man at a north Baton Rouge warehouse, police said.

Police found Deputy Perry Butler, 53, and Jason Alexis, 37, on Feb. 11 at a warehouse in the 2600 block of Phlox Avenue, said spokesman Sgt. Don Kelly of the Baton Rouge Police Department.

The officers said it appeared the men were about to have sex and money was being exchanged, Kelly said.

Both Butler, 58537 Jetson Ave., Plaquemine, and Alexis, 1013 Manhattan St., Harvey, were issued misdemeanor summonses for soliciting prostitution and released, Kelly said.

Maj. Johnny Blanchard of the Iberville Sheriffs Office said Butler, employed by the Sheriffs Office about 20 years, is assigned as a jailer at the Iberville Parish Jail.

Blanchard said Butler will remain on suspension until the Baton Rouge Police Department completes its criminal investigation and the Sheriffs Office finishes its administrative investigation.

We are looking into it and will deal with it accordingly, Blanchard said.

Anonymous said...

Trial Under Way For Cop Accused Of Soliciting Sex

California - The trial is under way for an El Cajon police officer accused of soliciting sexual favors from women he detained, 10News reported.

William Robert Taylor is accused of asking for sex in exchange for the womens freedom.

Taylor pleaded not guilty last year to 15 felony counts, including multiple counts of rape by a foreign object and sexual battery.

Taylor faces nearly 20 years in prison if convicted.

henri levasseur artiste said...

Pardon Monsieur White Bread,
I don't mean to offend thee but those copy and paste "works of arte" that you add to your flowery and cutting repartee are like the Americans say..."like putting whipped cream on a pile of crap."
"Est-ce que vous êtes ivre?"
"Are you drunk?"

henri levasseur artiste said...

Mayor sam writes on his blog today

Bratton: You Can Call Him AL

Police Chief William Bratton is out of town again- this time at a police conference in Ireland - but as we hear it "the natives are getting restless" at LAPD headquarters. The Chief is out of town so much "on business" the troops have come to refer to him lovingly as "AL." The name isn't in honor of TV's Al Bundy, Vice President Al Gore or even actor Al Molinario, but it stands for "Absentee Landlord."

The Chief did not invite White Bread?? Sacré bleu !!!!

Anonymous said...

Antonio Skipped Town On Tuesday So He Didn't Have To Attend The Barack O'Bama Rally Yesterday Cause He Doesn't Wanna Piss Off Billary...

Interesting Politics muchachos.
Viva Mexico! Viva la raza! cabrones.

JIm said...

Viva la France... that Henri is my type of vato!

Gava Joe said...

El Montero's bustin my balls:

Hey Gava Joe how did you get that aguacate out of the vault when you got back to your "house" did you use the ol' push, hook, and pull maneuver or did you get your cellie to give you a hand or shall I say a couple of fingers?

No cellies back then, single cells. Had the tier tender run it down the tier. Back then everybody medium security had a KEY that fit only your door, then of course at light's out and count they'd "rack" the bar over the top of the doors.. Jesus man if YOU can keister a lg avacado please, be my guest. Any posts i put up here re. my short stint (5yrs.) with the CDC is only to elaborate that the system was'nt always the psycho ward it is now.. Peace.

Anonymous said...


I got so mad reading this blog I finally had to say something here, even though this blog seems to be for old former and current Cholos to talk chismes about their gang banging past. Estoy muy enojado y avergonzado de estos cholos pendejos aquí. Ya se que estos cholos pendejos no van a cambiar pero tengo decir algo.

SV VBS, you do NOT fool anyone here other than yourself. You say things on this blog about how you hate gang bangers that kill young kids and even girls. But you so proudly announce you are a member of the Sun Valley Vineland Boys (SV VBS) gang which has no problems or remorse about killing 16 year old Martha Puebla, a young girl who testified against a murderer.

And you made the obviously sarcastic / facetious comment …………………….
“The Sun Valley Vineland Boys do not exist anymore. Operation Silent Night was a total success. You will no longer see any Vineland Boys in Sun Valley, N.Hollywood, Burbank, Arleta, Palmdale, Lancaster or Lake View Terrace. Any sighting of one in these areas or anywhere else will just be a figment of your imagination. There will be rumors of many new members and new cliquas but don't believe it. This thing does not exist and neither do I.”

Why don’t you say what you really mean, we (VBS) are here and still strong and will kill any other young girl who interferes with our drug business? If you really meant what you said about hating gangs who kill young kids you would NOT be so proud to announce your association with these cowards who kill young girls. Jose Ledesma, Raul Robledo and Javier Covarrubias who are now awaiting trail for the murder Martha Puebla are probably still homies who you still love and support. So if you really want to be taken seriously why don’t you tell us what low life cowards Jose Ledesma, Raul Robledo and Javier Covarrubias really are? Or are you going to tell us Martha Puebla was probably shot by the police to frame more VBS pendejos. Why are you more concerned about some cholo vato who might have been wrongly prosecuted for the Martha Puebla killing and not for Martha Puebla the young girl who WAS EXECUTED by your homies? This is why Cholos are hated by everybody because of this type of ignorance and insensitivity. So if you are serious about helping to stop gang violence, start with yourself and your other basura homies. What did YOU do when you heard about this young girl being EXECUTED by your homies, please tell me that. Since you say you care so much about the gang problems I want to know what YOU did!

And please quit talking about Brown or Mexican pride you are an embarrassment to the rest of us Mexicans who have never been in gangs and were actually born in Mexico and studied and worked hard to make the rest of our race proud. I wish you stupid cholos would not claim to be Mexicans because you are really making the rest of us look bad and stupid. Please do us a favor and quit calling yourself Mexicans, You are NOT a Mexican to us.

Este verdadero mexicano no quiere que nadie piense que estos cholos pendejos aquí representan mi raza mexicana. Yo soy un mexicano que NUNCA voy a apoyar a una pandilla de pendejos. Yo se como representar nuestra raza mexicana con mucho orgullo y honestamente. Los cholos son pura basura y no son de mi raza mexicana. Los cholos pendejos son de los estados unidos y nada que ver con mi país de México.

Un mexicano orgulloso y honesto

Anonymous said...

OC HALF BREED said ………………………
“I can't remember who posted it a few post back, they said the Vineland Boys were no longer in Sunland etc. (maybe I read it wrong). Anyway today when I got a request on MySpace from some vato he had links to some youngsters claiming SUNLAND VINELAND BOYS and a couple other Vineland clicks.”

You probably got a request from SV VBS sons who have MySpace accounts (see below) you know his whole familia likes to use the internet to keep up on the net banging. You know a lot of Cholos here in Wally’s site have MySpace Accounts. Mucho respeto to the old SV VBS for repping the X3 on the internet and keep trucha original homie.

Don. Q. (aka oldskool) also has a MySpace account (see below) you know he has something else to do when he gets tired of being on this site. That Don Q. is too old to do it on the streets anymore so he has to use the internet to keep repping the hood. Mucho respeto to the old homie Don Q. keeping it gangsta on the internet. And telling us young homies how we are being controlado by the gabachos and we gotta be trucha por que la hura is locking us up for nothing.

Alrato to my sureno homies

Anonymous said...

Damn SV-VBS, You make less than 30k a year? you got alot of nerve acting like a gangster on those plebe wages. That Don Q website is funny. I loved the flicks of homie in his ranfla. I haven't seen shit this funny since I started the Trukos Poke posts.

Anonymous said...

"As bad as gang members are, " she continued, "what should scare you even more is dishonest cops." Prosecutors believe all three men were framed based on ...

Prosecutor says cops lost 'moral compass' as closing arguments begin in LAPD trial
November 7, 2000
LOS ANGELES, California (CNN) -- Describing them as men who "lost their moral compass," a city prosecutor began delivering closing arguments Monday in the corruption trial of four Los Angeles police officers charged with conspiring to frame innocent people.

Jurors listened intently as Deputy District Attorney Laura Laesecke described two arrests in 1996 that involved an alleged planting of a gun on reputed gang member Allan Lobos, and of conspiring to falsely arrest gang members Cesar Natividad and Raul Munoz for an alleged assault on two officers.

Laesecke asked jurors to focus on the actions of the officers who thought of themselves as "above the law," while trying to suppress gang violence.

Yes, gangs are bad, and we've heard about murders and drugs and guns and innocent people being killed," said Laesecke . "Does anybody evil deserve to be framed?"

"They (police) can write down anything they want. They have the power to manipulate the evidence, twist the truth, because who are the witnesses?" asked Laesecke. "Gang members. And who are you going to believe, cops or gang members?"

"As bad as gang members are, " she continued, "what should scare you even more is dishonest cops."

Prosecutors believe all three men were framed based on accounts by former officer Rafael Perez, who was present during those incidents. Perez, who is cooperating with investigators in exchange for a reduced prison sentence on cocaine thefts, told authorities a gun was planted on Lobos while Natividad and Munoz were framed.

In the Lobos incident, Sgt. Brian Liddy and Officer Paul Harper claimed Lobos tried to flee as officers raided a parking lot in a gang-plagued neighborhood in 1996. Lobos allegedly placed a .45-caliber handgun above a tire before surrendering, according to police reports.

Lobos was arrested in that incident and charged with felony weapon possession. His conviction has since been overturned after Perez convinced investigators the gun was planted.

In the Munoz and Natividad incident, Liddy and Officer Michael Buchanan claimed they were struck by a pickup truck driven by Munoz as both men tried to escape during a gang raid. Perez , who was present during the incident, told investigators the officers were never struck by the truck, but they were injured after falling down during a chase.

Munoz and Natividad pleaded guilty to assault charges, but their convictions have since been overturned.

Sgt. Edward Ortiz, who supervised both incidents, is accused of conspiring to obstruct justice and approve false arrest reports. Liddy, Harper and Buchanan are charged with conspiracy, falsifying arrest reports and perjury.

The officers, including Perez, worked in the Rampart Division's anti-gang unit which has since been disbanded.

Prosecutors rested their case without Perez -- who had been expected to be a star witness -- because of problems with his credibility. Sonia Flores, his ex-girlfriend, told federal authorities she witnessed Perez and his former partner kill two people during a botched drug deal. Perez denies those allegations, but he refused to testify unless he was granted immunity.

Prosecutors are expected to finish their closing arguments Tuesday before defense attorneys present their closing statements.

Since the corruption scandal emerged, more than 100 criminal convictions have been overturned, and at least 70 officers are under investigation. Perez has told investigators that officers routinely planted evidence, framed and even shot innocent people during gang raids.

In another case, officer Nino Durden, Perez's former partner, is charged with attempted murder, robbery and assault.

Anonymous said...

Commentary: The Tragic Outcome of Police Stress:

Police Suicide

Police stress in general and police suicide in particular has been ignored, misrepresented, and inadequately studied. In part this is because far too many police suicides have been covered up, often as the article suggests, because of embarrassment, life insurance considerations, and potential law suits. The result of under-reporting has been that remedial actions that could have saved lives have not been taken, and too many police departments (and correction departments as well) have not developed police stress programs and critical incident debriefing procedures.

The percentages of suicide in law enforcement are staggering by any measure no matter how unreliable. But even one police suicide is one too many. The fact is that virtually all suicide caused by depression and anger is preventable with appropriate intervention.

Police officers are no different than anyone else when it comes to the vicious cycle of despair that accompanies, and is part and parcel of suicidal depression. Like a snake eating it's tail, depression feeds on itself. Instead of recognizing that feeling hopeless is a symptom of depression, you interpret the feeling as a fact, and begin to think thoughts that support the fuel the feeling and make it worse. Unfortunately police officers tend not to avail themselves of psychotherapy because they see going to a counselor as a sign of weakness. They also may not trust therapists, often because of past experiences with them in court or because the therapists they've met have not been the kind of people they'd ever open up to.

There's one form of suicide that can be remedied without a police stress therapist or counselor, and that's suicide caused by insensitive police administration. If chiefs and command officers paid more attention to morale, and were alert to signs of distress in the ranks, there would be less police officer depression. In instances when officers feel betrayed or abandoned by their bosses and hung out to dry, for whatever reason, it is common first for anger to emerge, but depression usually lurks just below the surface. Outrage and resentment, often justified, can mask the underlying depression.

While it sounds adolescent, and police officers in particular rarely admit thinking it, suicide is often preceded by the thought: I'll show them. Police suicides that occur on duty are often the result of rage at the police bureaucracy. Officers can become so involved in visualizing the scene of being discovered dead at the wheel of their cruiser that it doesn't really sink in that they won't be around to witness the goings on.

Some police officers succumb to the embarrassment and humiliation of being caught in illegal activities by committing suicide. A police officer who faces going to prison is always a high suicide risk. A police officer who has betrayed his or her oath doesn't deserve to die. In fact, when a police officer is suspended pending an investigation which could result in serious disciplinary action, referral to a police stress counselor (with whom confidentiality is assured) should be standard operating procedure.

There's really no such thing as run-of-the-mill police stress. Police officers are so adept at pretending everything is copasetic that what appears to be minor stress can really be the tip of the iceberg. And we know what happened to the Titanic. Every warning sign of stress must be taken seriously. It is better to err on the side of caution than ignore a problem that could result in the death of an officer.

Anonymous said...

Here are a few tips that could hopefully alleviate the problem.

1) Spot risk taking. Officers who have ceased to care about themselves may take unnecessary risks on the job.

2) A rise in use of force incidents. Officers under pressure may become overly aggressive and take out their anger on arrestees.

3) A rise in vehicle collisions. Similarly, officers may start to drive in a reckless manner resulting in more cruiser crashes.

4) Substance abuse. Stressed officers may resort to an increased intake of alcohol or engage in substance abuse in order to "numb" their pain.

5) Downsizes. Officers that suddenly downsize by giving away valued possessions are giving a red flag indicator.

With the stress of the holiday season contributing to suicide calls for all emergency personnel, it stands to reason that officer involved suicides would also rise during this time of year.

The concept of police suicide shocks the recruits that I teach in the police academy. I now incorporate this topic into their introduction block of ...

instruction to stress the importance of awareness and I share a personal story to get their attention. The incident was from a few years ago and involved my chasing down a fellow officer whose wife had cheated on him. When I caught up with this officer, he was sitting in his car with his gun out and was contemplating suicide. I was able to talk him into tossing away his gun.

Back then, police suicides were swept under the rug even more than they are today. This officer resisted the idea of counseling for fear of being blackballed in the law enforcement profession. The negative connotation still persists.

More recently, after 9/11. psychologists and other mental health professionals in New Jersey saw a dramatic upsurge in New York City Police officers coming across the Hudson in search of confidential counseling services. They also feared the stigma of appearing weak in a macho profession.

Here are some sobering statistics: police officers and deputy sheriffs by any measure far surpass the National Center for Disease Control general population number of 12 per 100,000 people. Different studies have taken a stab at pinpointing the number. A New York City Police study revealed a rate of 30 per 100,000. Another study, by the National Association of Chiefs of Police, detailed that officers die at their own hands at a rate double of that from the actions of others while in the line of duty.

It is estimated that some 300 officers "eat their gun," or use some other means, to end their own lives each year. The figure is one that should get people's attention, but for the most part it hasn't. Police executives and instructors dedicated to officer survival issues need to address this issue as critical to an officer's survival.

Several factors contribute to officers being in the top rankings of suicide rate charts. Officers tend to see people at their worst. The developing cynicism lends itself to desperate acts. They do not regularly interact with the majority of the population that is good, hard-working, and law-abiding.

Officers also have rotating shifts that tends to also separate them from their family, friends and other areas of socialization. Alcohol and substance abuse become self-medicating methods used in lieu of dreaded mental health assistance.

And of course, there is the ever-present availability of that firearm on their belt. Many people can ride out the momentary impulse to kill themselves due to the not having a gun with them most of the time. Not so for law enforcers who, especially when combined with their unique job stressors, have that ever-present instrument of deadly force.

Conchita said...

Dear Conchita:

There seems to be a convention in Spanish-speaking countries that most newspapers in the United States follow but never explain. This is the use of a man's second-to-last name as the name he is usually referred to by: for example, past president of Mexico, Miguel de la Madrid Hurtado, was called President de la Madrid; the late premier of Chile, Salvador Allende Gossens, is referred to as Premier Allende. Is this last name his wife's name perhaps? If not, what is it? If it is, why isn't it hyphenated? This may very well be something they teach you in Spanish 101, but there didn't seem to be any place I could easily look it up. --marty with the short pants, Los Angeles

Conchita replies:

Obviously, marty, you're unfamiliar with The Los Angeles Manual of Style, which is chock-full of meaningless trivia like this. From the manual we learn that the second-to-last name in most Spanish personal names is the father's name (apellido paterno), and the last name is the mother's maiden name (apellido materno). Thus Jose and Maria, whose father is Pedro Santiago Lopez and whose mother before she was married was Luisa Rodriguez Castillo, would be Jose Santiago Rodriguez and Maria Santiago Rodriguez. Male chauvinism being a long-standing tradition in Spanish-speaking countries as elsewhere, the two would be Senor Santiago and Senorita Santiago on second reference. Furthermore, according to the manual, "a woman keeps her maiden name after marriage but drops her mother's family name and replaces it with de plus her husband's family name" (you're writing this down, right?). Thus Jose and Maria's mom is known as Luisa Rodriguez de Santiago.

The Spanish equivalent of the hyphen you occasionally see in English last name (e.g., Olivia Newton-John) is the Spanish y ("and"), as in Jose Ortega y Gasset. This system results in occasional oddities. One of my colleagues, for instance, has a friend with the enchanting name Evangelina Rocha y Wodehouse, said friend having had a Mexican father and an English mother. Persons who think this practice demonstrates an uncharacteristically liberated point of view (you know, wife's name getting equal billing and all) should keep in mind that a woman's maiden name is really her father's last name. In one sense, then, the use of dual last names simply signifies the union of two male lineages.

While we're on the subject of naming peculiarities, we might also make mention of our friends the Vietnamese. As you may know, the usual practice with Oriental names is to put the family name first, followed by the given name. The Vietnamese do it that way, too; trouble is, Vietnam, in addition to its other privations, suffers from an acute lack of variety in family names, with half the people in the country having "Nguyen" stuck somewhere in their monikers. (I exaggerate, but not much.) Thus it has become common and correct to refer to a Vietnamese by his or her given name: Nguyen Van Thieu, President Thieu. A little tardy to find this out, I suppose, but better late than never, bueno que viva Mexico lindo.


Scuffling surgeons leave patient in the lurch. Appendix removal in Serbia ends in fisticuffs; third doc steps in to finish.

Updated: 2:39 p.m. PT Feb 21, 2007
BELGRADE - A routine appendix operation in Belgrade went wrong when two surgeons started fighting and stormed from the operating theatre to settle their dispute outside, the daily Politika reported on Wednesday.

Surgeon Spasoje Radulovic was operating when his colleague Dragan Vukanic entered and made a remark that started a quarrel, said the anaesthesiologist on duty.

"At one moment Vukanic pulled the ear of the operating doctor, slapped him in the face and walked out," she said.

Radulovic followed and an all-out fight ensued, resulting in bruises, a split lip, loose teeth and a fractured finger.

The operation was completed successfully by the attending assistant doctor.


Anonymous said...

Kacuuie to anonymous: Bravo Maestro bravo. Very well put. Ole VBS posting either needs to do one of two things; get that tat removed or turn it into saying "Vacation Bible School" (VBS). You see; Raul, Javier and Jose will probably not see opening day when the Dodgers play. Because as mentioned in the past look what took place with oooooh....lets see for just one example, how about Jimmy on the SQ yard, yup and of course "Pelon" Mr. EMF has not even felt the beautiful sunshine on his back since the day he walked out of the church after his baby was baptized that afternoon and prior to his meeting with the Sangra boys and Jimmy and......One thing about it Pelon has kept his weight down for several years now. Why because he's scared out of his mind. "STRESS" can do that to ya! Right?? But don't forget "Huero" up in Marion is still laughing at the both of them. Big dumby didn't see it com'n huh? Can you say the word "USED" that's what happened and those intellgent professors (NOT) forgot to stay at a full "60". Had nooo clue he was destined for the Adjustment Center. For the time being the 3 stooges will walk in the court room always flexing up, looking out in the audiance for those pretty young thangs, winking at them and then booyah!!! They won't remember a thing. Oh at first they'll all 3 brag about who they are and then they'll have to relinquish there paperwork. Better practice on foreging huh?? The first thing they'll do coming off the bus will plead with the Lt asking to placed on the SNY. But oops, guess who'll be there waiting to greet them??? Maybe "Chino",and I'm not talking about the name of the pen either or even "Boxer" or just maybe a big ole 6'6" Mongol biker. Wow, Monty Hall I don't want to choose what's behind any of those 3 doors. Well this is really sad. And I mean sincerely terrible, Martha along with many others like her did and doesn't deserve this. Just think about it for a quick moment, what could she of been after she grew up? Something positive I'm sure. I need to stop just due to the fact that it's very bothersome and senseless. I'll talk at you all later. Thanks guys, take care. Kacuuie

Anonymous said...

Kacuuie said; Sorry had to say one more quick thing. You know Sana and even Art (Romo) just in case some may not of known who I was referring to, but anyways I have to say they did have a good thing going on for a long while. You know meet'n with the various cliques and all and addressing the "No" drive-bys and they also stated don't shoot the youngsters and especially young girls. Then the policia got involved and well...messed some of that leadership up. Influence is such a strong word and can mean; power, authority, and my favorite, "Inspiration". Well alot of concern as you all can tell, and I know many of you Did "O" this too. Kacuuie

Anonymous said...

So Cal people, not sure if this will make in time but now CBS 2 is doing their thing on the racial killings. From the parts they've shown so far leading up to the 11pm news they interview some black gangsters as well who talk about jacking up Mexicans.


Anonymous said...

Kacuuie said: Well Wally I couldn't go to sleep and I accidently hit one of the older blogs dated December 20th 2004 and seen you talking about Mikey Rizitello. His aka is also Rizzo, I was in the pen with him about 5 years back I believe. I think he was about 74yrs old and walked very slow, kind of reminded me of that Tim Conway shuffle. I know not really funny but that's all I could relate it to. Anyhow, then about a week or 2 after he got settled in, he went to the MTA clinic and the next thing I knew he was being wheeled around the yard in a wheel chair. So I thought to myself ok none of my business but when I got up there in age I would want someone to tell me, "hey don't go down like that, get up and use those bones and muscles". Yup I did, I said Rizzo, get up don't do this to your self". I had to convience his stubborn butt for about a couple of hours. Well he did. Even though he would leave his chair outside his cell, he wouldn't use it at all. Not to chow not in the dayroom or just cruzing on the yard. I don't believe anyone else would of bothered. Not telling this for a pat on the back but just relaying that I knew him quite well. Also several years back when he was up on the hill "grape-vine" (at the Hatch) a helocopter would land real late at night right there, he would be all in braclets, blindfolded and then they were gone. This was the way he went out-to-court. Kind of funny, because it wasn't like he didn't know LA and all the surrounding areas minus Vegas route too. Actually a nice guy, and I'll tell ya those youngsters would just look at him trying to figure out who's this guy and why is he gett'n all this attention from a bunch of the seasoned convicts. hahahaha it was too funny they didn't have a clue and well I left it alone. Hey it passed the time and all. Take care, Kacuuie

Anonymous said...

To Un mexicano orgulloso y honesto,

That was a damn good job of taking SV VBS to task I guess we call that a digital spanking. Órale Mexicano Orgulloso muy bueno trabajo spanking these old cholos.

I know Don Q.,Gava Joe and SVBVS are pretty pissed off lately that they are not talking about EME warriors with Tijuana Jailer but they will just have to watch the Mexican Mafia DVD for the 380th time again. The gabachos on here screwed that up, que no.

To Wally,

How many more corrupt cop posts are you going to allow? Everybody here all ready knows cops are bad. Tell white bread, Jim, Don. Q. or whomever to just put the link up to the bad cop web-site and we can go there to read the stories. There is a bad cop web-site called “NoDonutsForYou” that is one funny ass name. I did not know about that bad cop named Perez from Rampart is that a brand new story? (lol)

My finger gets tired of scrolling thru all that text. And it also makes it hard to find and read the other posts. You should make people keep the post short and just give the link to the full story. I miss (skip over) seeing some posts because of this problem of very long posts.

Alrato vatos locos

Anonymous said...

Kacuuie said: I know go to bed :). Well I was reading your October 1, 2004 regarding Huerito Gratton, yup that's also his aka. Anyhow, you're right about him being one of the main CI's on the OBW investigation into the NF. But also and you may have mentioned this in your future blog comments, but, Daniel "Lizard" Hernandez was one of the main CI's working for the Feds and being fed with some good mooooola. Another which has not been mentioned alot was Joseph Munoz aka: Diablo. Info has it that Munoz gave it up more behind closed doors to the Feds. Inforamtion has it that he was an NF assoc. and self admitted NR (aka: Northern Structure) member. And also info has it that he was at Pleasant Valley State Pen on an SNY yard, but has paroled for about close to 3 years now. And of course you all know that all 3 of them are "TARGETS" for life, for committing the ultimate (Act of Treason). Anyways just wanted to add a little to your already complete research. At this too much to go into it. Maybe on a later date and on more sleep. Hopefully this is my last to bother you all tonite. Kacuuie

White Is Right said...

O.C. Breed said ...

DQ shit I thought the samething about White Bread being the one posting all the stories on cops getting busted

Well get it together boys.Is it White Bread that is the cop or is it White Is Right? You see there's 2 white guys on this blog and you guys can't seem to figure out the difference even though we sign off with different names.
Shit White Bread if we get one more white guy in here it might just turn into a clan meeting.i don't know if Gava Joe counts , he speaks that Espanyole that I don't undersatand.
White Bread
I know what you mean.Wally has selective posting.So much for freedom of speach.I guess only if you are a retired thug you get to say what you want on this blog.

White Is Right said...

White Bread

You got an Amen from me brother !
your right when you say not many whites will be buying the mexican mafia book.Although I do read and try to post regularly on his blog, I will not buy the book either.I can't see lining Wally's pockets when I can't even defend myself on his blog.
I'll wait until Olmos makes the movie.

Anonymous said...

henri levasseur artiste said...
Mayor sam writes on his blog today

Bratton: You Can Call Him AL

Police Chief William Bratton is out of town again- this time at a police conference in Ireland - but as we hear it "the natives are getting restless" at LAPD headquarters. The Chief is out of town so much "on business" the troops have come to refer to him lovingly as "AL." The name isn't in honor of TV's Al Bundy, Vice President Al Gore or even actor Al Molinario, but it stands for "Absentee Landlord."

The Chief did not invite White Bread?? Sacré bleu !!!!

9:26 AM


Anonymous said...

I am going to explain why gangs continue to grow in the Mexican community in California. It is actually a simple reason and not as complicated as many people want you to think. It is NOT because Mexicans are poor and the government is trying to victimize the poor Mexicans in California. It is NOT because of some big conspiracy by the white government like some stupid Cholos people want you to believe.

It is because Mexican kids grow up a thinking gangs are supposed to be part of their lives. They are taught and learn gangs are supposed to be part of their culture and lives. See the web-site of a young 18 year old girl who says, “GOOD GIRLS GOTTA GET DOWN WITH THE GANGSTERS". When this girl gets pregnant at a young age by one of her gangster boyfriends she will not be able to properly educate and care for her kids. So the cycle of stupid young mothers raising the next generation of Mexican gang bangers kids will continue. The problem is that too many Mexicans kids think gangs are supposed to be part of their lives and the cycle just continues to grow from generation to generation. Just look at all the other Mexican kids on her friend list whose main focus in life is all about gangs. What do you expect from her and the kids she will be bringing into the world?

Los cholos son tan estupidos

Totally Disgusted by Cholos

Conchita said...

Hey Guys A Quick Note
Did you know depression leads people to focus mostly on failures and disappointments, to emphasize the negative side of their situations, and to downplay their own capabilities or worth. Someone with severe depression is unable to see the possibility of a good outcome and may believe they will never be happy or things will never go right for them again. Does this remind you of anyone on this blog? Perhaps like Totally Disgusted/Anonymous/Wonder Bread/Mr. Copy...(and Paste)/The World Is Ending, et al. Just throwing it out there

Anonymous said...

YOu know what loco? All cholos ain't bad. Some of these vatos have regular jales, nice families, and kids with good grades and morals. Some even organize fundraising for the community e.g toys for tots. Just like any other group of people (yeah even blacks) you have the good and the bad. Unfortunatly this blog seems to have a good percentage of narrow minded gente.

soytainly said...

BOGOTA (Reuters) - Two clowns were shot and killed by an unidentified gunman during their performance at a traveling circus in the eastern Colombian town of Cucuta, police said Wednesday.

The gunman burst into the Circo del Sol de Cali Monday night and shot the clowns in front of an audience of 20 to 50 people, local police chief Jose Humberto Henao told Reuters. One of the clowns was killed instantly and the second died the next day in hospital.

"The killings had nothing to do with the show the victims were performing at the time of the incident," Henao said in a telephone interview. "We are investigating the motive."

With an entrance fee of under 50 U.S. cents, Circo del Sol de Cali attracts mostly poor Colombians. It pitched it tents in Cucuta, near the border with Venezuela, earlier this month.

"The clowns came out to give their show and then this guy came out shooting them," one audience member told local television. "It was terrible."

No beef jerky or slim jim were used in the commission of this crime.

Wallista Tribune said...

Work begins on new Eastside high school
The $71.4-million campus, scheduled to open in fall 2009, would be the first in Boyle Heights in 85 years.
By Angie Green, LA Times Staff Writer
February 22, 2007

The Los Angeles Unified School District broke ground Wednesday on a new high school on the Eastside, the first to be built in the area in 85 years. About 500 Boyle Heights-area parents, students, school district and civic leaders celebrated construction of the school with a Mexican breakfast, trumpets and balloons.

Residents and officials rejoiced that the new school would provide much-needed relief to overcrowded Roosevelt High School, which is currently the only regular Los Angeles Unified high school in the area.

"I'm born and raised in Boyle Heights, and it's been like forever since we've had a new school," said Mary Najera, 50. "It's a big step and a big step in the right direction."

As area elementary students entertained the crowd with a musical performance, Maria Diaz glowed with enthusiasm as she talked about her daughter Angelica, a fifth-grader who is eager to attend the $71.4-million school, slated to open in fall 2009.

"At the time, I was like, 'Why is she so excited?' It's so far away," Diaz said. But then the Boyle Heights resident remembered her daughter hearing about her older brother's frustrations with overcrowding at Roosevelt. The then-senior wasn't able to enroll in Advanced Placement French last year because it wasn't offered in his semester track.

Roosevelt has three semester tracks and runs year round to accommodate its nearly 5,000 students; officials said the school was built for only 2,000 students.

But Los Angeles Unified Supt. David L. Brewer said that although providing relief to Roosevelt is significant, what's more important is the school's central location in Boyle Heights.

"It becomes an academic symbol right here in the community," said Brewer, who earlier addressed the predominantly Latino crowd with a few sentences in Spanish. He said he's most excited about the science emphasis the campus will have.

The school, which will have 38 classrooms with 1,026 seats, was approved after about five years of planning and consideration of 37 sites. The school district, in cooperation with area housing and transportation agencies, settled on a 5.4-acre site at 1st Street and Mission Road, which is about two miles east of downtown.

The school — which will include a parent center, gymnasium and underground parking — is surrounded by residential complexes and in front of a community center. The Metropolitan Transportation Authority is building a Metro Gold Line stop in front of the school, which is helpful in a community that relies heavily on public transportation.

"This is a beautiful example when a community takes leadership in the development of its education," school board member Monica Garcia told the crowd, which included students who will be part of the school's freshman class. "We want to see you go to college."

The school, which has yet to be named, is the first of three to be built on the Eastside under the district's $19.3-billion school construction effort.

The second school is scheduled to open in 2010 and will accommodate 2,322 students, and the third, to open in 2012, will serve 1,539 students, said Ron Bagel, the school district's director of real estate.

Under the school construction program, more than 145 schools will be built by 2012. To date, the district has completed 65 new schools.

Anonymous said...

Conchita said …………..
“Did you know depression leads people to focus mostly on failures and disappointments, to emphasize the negative side of their situations, and to downplay their own capabilities or worth. Someone with severe depression is unable to see the possibility of a good outcome and may believe they will never be happy or things will never go right for them again. Does this remind you of anyone on this blog?”

Conchita are you talking about the Mexican kids on MySpace who only talk about gangs and killing their enemies. Because I know what you mean these kids only focus on gangs and dieing young and failing in life. You are so correct about those cholo kids !!!!

Estos niños tienen que buscar su auto-estima y no solo pesar en las pandillas. Estos niños nunca van a tener un futuro si solo se concentran en las pandillas. Y yo quiero saber donde están su papases

Que Lastima and still disgusted by the Cholos

Anonymous said...

Anonymous said ...........
"You know what loco? All cholos ain't bad."

Are you stupid or what. Go check out the web-sites of the young cholitos in MySpace, they have pictures of themselves with guns and talk only about killing their enemy. The have pictures of pot and drugs and mostly talk about blazing and partying.

They are not talking about doing fundraisers for helping anybody. Please read their MySpace accounts before making such ridiculous statements about the cholos doing fundraisers. Also read the previous posts about the VBS gang killing a 16 year old girl named Martha Puebla. And then tell me how good the cholos are, or better yet go tell Martha Pueblas parents how good the cholos are. You must be one of those stupid cholos to make such an outlandish statement.

Que Lastima and still disgusted by the Cholos

StillNoScript said...

Disgusted by cholos,

Why is it that you rarely describe any actual behavior by cholos that you don't like?

For instance, murder?

Use of hard drugs?

Both if which decrease a great deal, for some crazy reason, when there are better jobs available in a given area.

Let's say that the murder rate and drug use drops, would you still be upset that young barrio kids admire the pachuco style elders and that girls want to date the tough guys with the nice low riders?

Why not focus on the actual destructive behavior, the cause of it and the ways to end it, one of which I stated above, as opposed to fashion and girls dating preferences?

Anonymous said...

White Is Right,
If you and White Bread's names were a bit different I wouldn't have confused the two, my bad! It's funny how you and White Bread put me in with the Mexican's which is fine with me and some Mexican's would put me in with you. I'm stuck in the middle I guess. See I'm the guy that can hang with you and hear you talk all your shit about Mexican's then I have to jump in and say oh did you know.... and put my 2 cents in. I get that all the time here in the O.C. I don't have a problem fitting in on either side brown or white.

I haven't really read a whole lot of racist comments on this here site about whites, maybe I missed those. About blacks yes I've seen plenty of those. It's guys like you and White Bread who will be the first to say "oh my good friend is black" and then you'll talk shit about the blacks whinning about this or that, just the same as any Mexican would. No one on here has claimed that Mexican's can't be just as racist as the next guy. But until white people finally realize they hold the power in this country they'll never get it.


PS. Did anyone catch the CBS 2 story last night on the racial gang violence?

StillNoScript said...

BTW, "Good Girls Gotta Get Down With The Gangsters", has a nice butt on her.

I doubt I'm her type, though. I don't take her as a late 20's, suburban chick willing to date a 32 year old film student who makes a whopping 20k a year at a part time job.

I sent her a friend request anyway, under my Myspace handle, "BRAD PITT".



Dear Mexican: Why does Arnold Schwarzenegger keep putting his foot in his mouth and talking smack about MEXICANS? To my understanding, his wife, Maria, is of Mexican descent. He’s not only humiliating nuestra raza, but his wife too. Please give the readers and me some input on the Governator.

—Deep Sea Angler

Dear Wab: You’re confusing your degenerate Catholics, cabrón: Maria Shriver is half-mick. But you’re right about her husband. Californians elected the action hero in 2003 and last year under the assumption he would shake up partisan politics, but Schwarzenegger’s only accomplishments in four years as governor are in Mexican bashing. In the past, he’s praised the Minuteman Project and claimed many Mexican immigrants “try to stay Mexican” in the United States. The latest examples emerged this month, when the Los Angeles Times unearthed year-old recordings of Schwarzenegger in which he compared illegal immigrants (read: Mexicans) to squatters in Zimbabwe who “come and land and you can’t get rid of them,” and said the 1986 amnesty “has fucked the American people” and that “Mexicans don’t make that effort” to assimilate and want to “create a Mexico within California.” Schwarzenegger isn’t wholly evil — the same tapes also feature him opposing mass deportations and a border fence. Indeed, the man is a genius. Though his English is still as accented as your average day laborer’s, Schwarzenegger nevertheless is Americanized enough to embrace the concept of Mexican exceptionalism, the uniquely gabacho belief that all immigrant groups assimilate into this great land except Mexicans. He’s acculturated enough to know that trashing Mexicans is the best way to bolster a floundering political or public career — just ask Lou Dobbs. Schwarzenegger also understands that an immigrant doesn’t truly become an American until he dismisses the latest huddled masses as pendejos. Yet despite his beaner bashing, Schwarzenegger still has the huevos to do interviews with Spanish-language media and spends millions on campaign ads en español. Unimaginative Chicanos refer to the Austrian-born Schwarzenegger as a Nazi; I call him the melting pot writ large with steroids.

Anonymous said...


Anonymous said...

Just some info for my hatters. -Jose619

Prison bed surplus is predicted
Legislative analyst cites building plans, sentencing changes.
By Andy Furillo - Bee Capitol Bureau
Last Updated 8:39 am PST Thursday, February 22, 2007
Story appeared in MAIN NEWS section, Page A1

California prisons may be jampacked to the point of federal judges slamming the door shut to new inmates, but the Legislative Analyst's Office says Gov. Arnold Schwarzenegger's corrections proposals could leave the state with the equivalent of six empty new prisons by 2012.

In its annual budget review released Wednesday, the LAO reported that Schwarzenegger's prison construction plans would add about 30,000 beds while his proposed sentencing and parole changes would reduce the prison population by 25,000 in five years, resulting in a surplus of 32,000 beds.

The report said that the empty beds would be enough to fill six prisons by today's standards and that it would take eight to 11 years for the state's judges to sentence enough inmates to fill them.

"In our view, it would not be wise to use state resources to build excessive prison capacity, which is likely to remain unused for such a long period," the LAO report said.

California Department of Corrections and Rehabilitation spokesman Oscar Hidalgo said the LAO report was flawed because it did not take into consideration the total picture of prison overcrowding in the state, where 172,000 inmates are living in space designed for half that many and 16,000 of them live in gyms, day rooms and classrooms. Hidalgo said the report considered only the emergency housing units as overcrowded, not the double-bunked cells that house the bulk of state prisoners.

It also ignored what Hidalgo characterized as the decrepit condition of 6,700 beds at the aging California Institution for Men in Chino, the California Men's Colony in San Luis Obispo and the California Rehabilitation Center in Norco.

"We need new space," Hidalgo said.

LAO criminal justice analyst Brian Brown confirmed that the report looked only at the emergency housing in its overcrowding equation. He said the problem of decaying prison facilities is "not something that (corrections officials) put forward as part of their (prison construction) proposal."

The state is under pressure because in December, U.S. District Court Judge Lawrence Karlton postponed ruling on a motion to impose a cap on the inmate population and gave the Schwarzenegger administration just six months to show progress in reducing the overcrowding.

Meanwhile, the corrections agency's overseer, the Office of the Inspector General, released a report Wednesday ripping the prison department's performance in the area of drug treatment over the past 18 years.

Since 1989, the department has wasted an estimated $1 billion on prison drug treatment, said the report on prison drug programs. Some of the programs not only have failed to reduce recidivism but have churned out inmates who reoffend at a greater rate than if they never participated.

The report identified as major problems the prison system's inability to separate inmates receiving drug treatment from the mainline prison population and its failure to provide after-care to all parolees who complete in-prison programs.

"Successful treatment programs could reduce the cost to society of criminal activity related to drug abuse, change lives and help relieve the state's prison overcrowding crisis," Inspector General Matt Cate said in a statement. "But so far, the Department of Corrections and Rehabilitation has squandered that opportunity."

Hidalgo said the prison agency agrees "with many aspects" of the inspector general's report. He said the reorganization of the department's old Office of Substance Abuse Programs into the new Division of Addiction and Recovery Services, announced Tuesday, "shows how serious we are about identifying and resolving this issue."

Along with the reorganization, Schwarzenegger's office announced Tuesday that Kathryn P. Jett has been appointed to run the division. Jett had served as head of the state's Department of Alcohol and Drug Programs since November 2000. She will earn $144,000 in her new job.

The Legislative Analyst's Office report represented the first in-depth analysis of the $10.9 billion prison expansion plan the governor announced in December. It is projected to add 83,000 beds to the state's prisons, jails and juvenile facilities. The plan also seeks to raise the minimum term on state prison sentences to three years, add hundreds of new probation officers, increase supervision for sex offenders and create a sentencing commission.

Legislative analysts also provided their first detailed examination of the governor's budget proposals for 2007-08 that called for the direct discharge from parole supervision of as many as 25,000 lower-level offenders once they're released from prison. The combined proposals create "a number of concerns," the LAO said, including the 2012 bed surplus and the "wrong mix" of prison beds for the types of inmates projected to come into the system. The governor's plan, according to the analysts, would result in a major surplus of medium-security beds and a deficit of maximum-security space.

The LAO recommended that the department cut the $3.3 billion planned for adding 16,000 beds at existing prisons to $1.7 billion and that the money be earmarked only for maximum-security and reception center beds.

It endorsed Schwarzenegger's proposed parole discharge policies and called for additional changes that would allow some lower-level felonies to be charged as misdemeanors, which would further reduce the prison population.

Anonymous said...

Shit $20K part time ain't bad!! Sign me up!! Good to have you back!

Someone made the point earlier about Mexican kids thinking that growing up to be gangsters is there only choice. This may be true for some but it's like any thing else it's not true for the majority of kids.

Most of those girls you point out on My Space are typical of many teenage girls in the fact that they like the bad boys. I always see these hot looking girls around here in O.C with full on peckerwoods tatted from head to toe and wonder how the hell did he get her. Girls like bad boys. Shit the gangster chola's don't get the cholo's it's the cute girls from the nice neighborhoods who the cholo's get.

The teenage pregenacy thing does suck and is very high amongst Mexican kids and lot of that is the Catholic in them but they forgot the part where it say's no sex before marriage.

Lastly it's all fun and what not to talk politics of race and what not on this site but the thing that attracted me to this site was learning about the workings of the EME, A.B and what not. Many of you on here could careless about that stuff. The last of the A.B trial was hardly even talked about on here, not much has been said about the AVE. trials since this summer and other then Wally posting it, most us posters haven't said much about the whole racial violence other then talking shit with our two Minute Men friends. I wish TJ would come in more often with his stories and hopefully people will start posting shit from the papers other then how stupid some cops are, enough of that already!

Gava Joe said...

God forbid the Correctional Officer's Union or the Custody Cartel should heave up one or a thousand convicts for "reassignment to other states..Does'nt that go against the Law of Strength in Numbers? Who cares that they ca'nt build prisons fast enough and ca'nt cater to the Construction lobby as sweet as they'd like? I do'nt!!My thinking determines that if they choose to encarcerate they ought to accomodate..A $40,00 bunk for a victimless crime sounds fine to me. You? Why not cordone off a lg portion of the State and build huge facilities in that lg parcel?You could have a prison megalopolis, with all levels of custody and gated communities for staff along with same for inmates. Instead of having to support all these diverse custodial venues in all corners of Calif. why not localize them and benefit from the huge concentration? Australia was established by convicts thrown out of England.. Why not recommision the Queen Mary and use it to transport inmates to ummmmmmmmmmmm- Madagascar? Run it by the Governor and get back to me..

Anonymous said...

Hey that was me OC HALF BREED that posted the one "SNS, shit 20k part time". I forgot to leave my mark.

StillNoScript said...

OC, unfortunately, I'm about to lose that job. And, it was plum. Union job with benefits, whole nine. The forecast of our next contract isn't looking too good.

Anyhow, I don't like the work or the people, anyway. So, it's a mixed blessing. I have some other options, granted, a little more elbow grease and time will be required to clear a month what I am currently.

So, I just need Wally to give me the rights to a script based on his book, and I'm set.

Gava, agreed on the prison issue. If they'd just admit the scam, it would probably sound attractive too most dim witted people in this country anyways, and who knows what kind of ideas might pop up.

Anonymous said...

Jailhouse sexual assault case coming to court

California - A Riverside County sheriff's deputy is scheduled to be arraigned today on charges that he sexually assaulted female inmates at the Riverside County Jail in Indio.

Deputy Joseph F. Bessette, 44, of Yucca Valley, is charged with 11 felony counts and four misdemeanor counts of committing sexual battery and/or having consensual sexual activity with inmates.

Bessette's co-defendant, John W. Burns, 29, of Chino, pleaded not guilty yesterday to nine felony counts of committing sexual battery and/or having consensual sexual activity with inmates in December 2003.

According to the Desert Sun, the sheriff's department discovered the allegations during a routine audit.

While prosecutors were looking into the case, one of the alleged victims filed a claim in November 2004 seeking $5 million on allegations of severe emotional distress. The claim -- a precursor to a lawsuit -- alleged the deputies forced her to perform sex acts in exchange for hygiene products and basic necessities.

The county denied the claim, finding it had not been filed within the required six months of the incident in question.

A second claim filed by another alleged victim in November 2004 named Bessette, Burns and 10 other county employees and alleged the inmate was sexually abused while in jail.

A trial-readiness conference for Burns has been scheduled for March 23 at the Larson Justice Center in Indio

Jim said...

Stillnoscript said..."So, I just need Wally to give me the rights to a script based on his book, and I'm set."

We'll round up some carnales (how many can fit in marty's Nash?) and ride out to Don Wally's palace and knock on his door and he'll shit in his pants when he see's some carnales with a gift basket with vinos, cheeses, fruit, Teq and bust out cantando "He's A Jolly Good Fellow". He'll have to give you the right's Que no? Keep the faith and head up...tienes talento!

PS. Wally, I know we can't be privy to personal info, but if you could drop like where you grew up, who you knew, what you were into, likes, dislikes, you know bond for lack of a better word over music, cars, movies, actors, foods, books etc. It will open other avenues of interest among the Wallista's.

R2K said...

I am glad to see you regulate it. I left for a long time due to pointless racist arguments and gang arguments. If you are street hard body, you would not be blogging. So just relax.

Anonymous said...

Personal Censorship of a blog site?..Good or bad, Let it flow..With Love, Los Angeles Resident.