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Andy Smith July 19, 2014 at 09:23 am
How ridiculous. That's like arresting Amtrak for all of the times the cops pick up peopleRead More transporting marijuana in big suitcases in their baggage cars (it happens frequently---you'd be surprised). Amtrak has nothing to do with that----they're just transporting baggage. Same thing here---FedEx is just transporting a package; they have no clue what its contents are.
Desert Rat July 20, 2014 at 10:32 am
Political grandstanding
Mark Talmont July 21, 2014 at 01:24 pm
Meanwhile the national news networks seemed to miss the story when Google got caught in a similarRead More scheme, actually with more evidence of complicity. Not easy to find the story but here are two sources: http://www.wired.com/2013/05/google-pharma-whitaker-sting/all/ http://www.tomsguide.com/us/Larry-Page-Canadian-Peter-Neronha-online-pharmacies-Justice-Department,news-12323.html The story was mentioned briefly on the Leo LaPorte show and in more depth by John Batchelor (who noted that Clinton DOJ henchwoman Jamie Gorelick was brought in to negotiate the half-billion $ settlement; Gorelick now sits on the Google board.
Death Row in San Quentin. Patch file photo.
Jeffe' July 19, 2014 at 11:09 pm
Fact: People are wrongfully convicted. Even 1 innocent person wrongfully executed is too much, theRead More fact that you are ok with that says a lot about how little you actually have thought about this. How many bad guys do we need to kill to make it ok to execute 1 innocent man? 100 to 1? 20 to 1? 1 to 1? If you think that death is the only effective deterrent to crime that matters then are also very confused. Do you really think that it is pointless to put anyone in prison, probation, or fine them, since death is the only deterrent that matters? I encourage you to actually think about your position and how you arrived at that. Killing out of emotion (revenge) in no way makes murder ok. Killing in revenge is the ultimate sign of weakness. It takes strength to hold your rage and remain a civil thinking person. I couldn't care less about revenge and consequences. The criminal justice system is about the safety of our citizens, not vengeance. Locking someone up for life is enough because it removes a killer from his potential victims. It also costs the tax payers less money than killing them. Being in favor of a policy of executing people is also incompatible with belief in Christ, and when 70% of this nation claims to be Christian it should give you a good idea how many are full of shit that this is even a debate. Bottom line: No, your immature and selfish desire to kill people does not make it ok. It does not make us safer. It solves nothing. It wastes more tax dollars, and we have and will again execute innocent people because juries and judges are composed of people, and people are fallible. If you are ok with all that you should be locked away from the rest of society where you can do no harm. Sorry for the rant, long day and I keep seeing this subject brought up everywhere I look due to the court's decision. Thank you all for letting me get this out of my system =)
Becky July 20, 2014 at 07:21 am
I feel sorry for the cruel and unusual suffering of the families who wait 20 + years for theirRead More murderer's sentence to be carried out.
Steve M July 20, 2014 at 12:15 pm
They didn't waste much time with Timothy McVeigh who killed 144 people including children but oneRead More official said that he's getting a free ticket out of this world with hardly anytime in prison.
Patty O'Day July 9, 2014 at 08:14 am
Good job witness/clerk in the description of the robbers and especially their car. I was robbed atRead More gunpoint once and it is very scary and hard to collect your thoughts and pay attention to details like descriptions when you are scared to bits.
lindy July 9, 2014 at 08:10 am
good police work! I thought he was caught at Vincente and Colusa though. there were conflicting newsRead More reports
Gretchen Beekler Davidson July 9, 2014 at 12:38 pm
what a horrifying ordeal for the family of the 11 yr old!!
Patch file photo by Renee Schiavone.
southernbelle July 12, 2014 at 03:44 pm
I appreciate your comment Jeremiah and I don't think I could've said it better myself, so I won't beRead More redundant. Except to repeat only one thing-- This is why Mr Melhman: "the age limit is based on the medical risk profile that would endanger both the employee and the public he is tasked with serving. The likelihood of sudden debilitating circumstances increases with age and these jobs have a stress level which can precipitate it." I'm still of working age yet from day to day I have bizarre health issues pop up. I run abt 3-5 miles per day, 5-6 days a week. I'm in excellent health. I'm also clever and a bright individual. Yet I've begun having pains in places, and I'm also getting forgetful. My eyesight is decreasing. I get stressed easier than I used to. Because this is our natural human aging process. we age. we just do. ~~~~~~~~~~~~~~ Now, in reading this article, I didn't read, nor did I realize we were discussing being let go at a certain age. I thought we were talking about applying for the job, where can age limit is set due to medical and statistical averages. So I agree with you, I do not think a person should be let go the day they turn 62. Most others do also, that;s why we are offered pensions at particular ages for incentive. ~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~Lastly, your point using vote vs age limits is like comparing dogs to elephants, and completely irrelevant. We're talking about a person's capability to perform a certain type of job.
southernbelle July 12, 2014 at 03:55 pm
**** And I bet SouthernBelle knows something many women and men have forgotten - it's a whole lotRead More more fun acting out the roles when men act like men and women act like women and we all play the game and enjoy life as equal but thankfully different! **** Any good man who values his life knows women are superior to men and don't argue with them because even if you win, you lose!! :-) **** hahahahahahahahahaha!!! Yep, exactly how I feel. There are many many careers out there to choose from. Maybe a girl's passion is to put on 100 lbs of equipment and run up stairs to fight a fire and carry out a 250 lb man- but I'm guessing more aren't than are interested in that. But I'll tell you what, if my daddy's house catches fire and some gal runs up his stairs she best be able to carry him down because HIS life depends on it. And if she can't, then her taking a job she's unable to perform is just wrong.
southernbelle July 12, 2014 at 04:01 pm
one more thing--Mr Melhman, Not sure how long you've been in the area or if you are familiar with LARead More county hiring for Police and fire. But over the past 10 yrs they have had to lower their physical ability testing, as well as their hiring requirements because they had to account for women's physical abilities, and not enough men or women were passing the orals due to prior drug use (even trying it once counts), criminal records (DUI's fall in this), etc. This is also why the quality is lower than it used to be. We haven't seen nothing yet! It's abt to get a whole lot worse because no one wants police officer jobs anymore. so sad how we treat them!
AboutTheSame June 28, 2014 at 12:41 pm
And, would you not have thought that BART might have warned folks about this? I have emailed ourRead More district director and she responded very quickly. I'm waiting to hear from BART police.
Lil mouth June 25, 2014 at 04:10 pm
They need to kill these people. Cut their necks off. Horrible people.
Ken Briggs June 25, 2014 at 04:59 pm
the courts should make the pimps that use kids put them in prison for five years for each child andRead More sign up as a sex offenders for life.
Becky July 2, 2014 at 12:22 pm
Castrate them, since it is done to women all the time.
Law Enforcement Torch Run 2014. Alameda County Sheriff's Deputies supported Special Olympics on June 23. Photo Credit: Michelle Clowser
Nick Pilch June 24, 2014 at 08:05 am
You say "On Tuesday morning, the torch run will resume in Alameda at 7:00am". Do you meanRead More Albany? If so, what location?
Daphne June 24, 2014 at 02:53 pm
When & where in Alameda???
Jeremy Meeks booking photo. Courtesy the Stockton Police Department.
Diane Griego July 2, 2014 at 08:05 am
More proof of the downward spiral society has taken and the kind of news the media is moreRead More interested in.
The Beast ! July 2, 2014 at 08:17 am
Do you think he likes his salad tossed or with the dressing on the side ?
TT July 3, 2014 at 02:32 am
This is exactly why I don't help women anymore. There have been several times in my life, when I'veRead More helped a woman who should never have been in a violent relationship with a thug in the first place. And every time, they've eventually put themselves back into the same situation. Going forward, rather than help, my response will be to laugh. These tramps are not worth it.
Alonn Ilan June 13, 2014 at 08:25 am
I read your comments re: the Portola-Korematsu name change just before reading this posting. So,Read More Koretmatsu achieved success due to the greatness of America, but the young people who allegedly committed the above crime failed because they are worthless ("trash") as human beings? If our society gets to claim credit for its members' successes, then it also must take some responsibility for its members' failures. You have the right to say whatever you want, but I feel compelled to call you on this bit of ugliness. I ask that you consider the effect of your words in the larger context.
joe schmoe June 13, 2014 at 10:15 am
ghetto trash is right. take responsibility for this scum? what nonsense. wake up you stupid liberal.
GlenShannon June 13, 2014 at 10:55 am
Looks like we've got ourselves another valedictorian posting thoughtful and well-written commentsRead More with solid arguments and sophisticated rhetoric.
Terrance James Hardy
Ellen Smith June 12, 2014 at 08:18 pm
Was he one of the many non violent paroles gov brown realeased because of over crowding? well if soRead More we need to build more Prisons , dozens if necessary, because this has to stop, we are to liberal on crime in this state.
Gary Matalucci June 12, 2014 at 08:53 pm
I guess he won't be finishing his Ph.D. at Stanford any time soon.
joe schmoe June 13, 2014 at 10:16 am
scum from oakland and richmond comin' in to get what they can from whitey cuz we owe it to them.
Terrance James Hardy
Will I. Puffinuff June 11, 2014 at 05:17 pm
Why would anyone want to steal a 1992 Camry?
Susan June 11, 2014 at 09:06 pm
That is a good point about that shopping center now that the Safeway is gone, it's a pretty lonelyRead More place. I guess this was obvious to the perpretator. I find this incident quite scary.
Amy L. Keyishian June 16, 2014 at 07:14 am
5'7" and 170 pounds? He better not try this crap with me!
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