Santa Cruz police announce partnership with federal law enforcement...

In an effort to address the city's heroin and methamphetamine problem, and the growing connection between drug sales and gang violence, Santa Cruz police will partner with federal law enforcement, the police chief announced Thursday. Full Story
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FedUp

Santa Cruz, CA

#1 May 13, 2010
This is encouraging news, next step make prison an actual deterrent, perhaps some sort of military boot camp facility.
getaclue

Santa Cruz, CA

#2 May 13, 2010
This will be great fun. I am looking forward to every tweeker arrest. Becky's crew will go down on this one along with a lot of campers and bangers.
steve carr

Kalispell, MT

#4 May 13, 2010
Again, I commend Chief Howard Skerry, for most likely going against the politically correct city council, and seeking help from DEA in combating the drug infested toilet bowl of
the City of Santa Cruz.

Sincerely,

Steve Carr, former Santa Cruz Police Officer and retired Santa Cruz County Deputy Sheriff

Whitefish, Montana
Whatever

San Jose, CA

#5 May 13, 2010
gee you'd have thought they would have done this years ago but it takes the deaths of two kids to make local law enforcement( and the city council...shssssh wink wink) to ask for mutual assistance from the Federal Gov't. Literally what this means in the short term is that the DEA will be calling upon ICE to escort some of our Sureno gang bangers back across the border without the Sanctuary City prohibitions since that joke of a law doesn't apply to Federal law enforcement. I'm sure Coonerty and Rotkin are well aware of this as well and didn't want the much needed deportations to stain their reputations for keeping Santa Cruz weird.
woohoo

United States

#6 May 13, 2010
great news, start cracking down on ALL the dirtbags in SC
No Feds

Watsonville, CA

#7 May 13, 2010
Prison for users will never stop the use of drugs, nor will it end the problem or win the drug war. The Drug war is a failure, a war that will never end. Our insistence in continuing it only perpetuates the problem. We may clean up one area, and move the problem. But it will not make any difference in the numbers of users, or the amount being sold, the profits made, and the lives ruined not only by drugs, but worse, jail and prison. Addicts do not belong in prison.
FedUp wrote:
This is encouraging news, next step make prison an actual deterrent, perhaps some sort of military boot camp facility.
High Street

Hayward, CA

#8 May 13, 2010
It's about f-ing time, SCPD. But I'm glad you've finally seen the light.
History

San Francisco, CA

#9 May 13, 2010
God's Speed.

Crime prevention is finally as important as crime fighting.

Sad it took such terrible instances to get the point!

Since: May 10

Daly City, CA

#10 May 13, 2010
I am stunned.

Being a closet leftist, I would say that we don't need longer prison terms, boot camps, open carry, or whatever. We need to inculcate that value that this is a decent society, DON'T DO THAT STUFF!

Such a value cannot be taught when everything is OK and the place is a hangout. Alas, it also cannot be taught be certain Church establishments that advocate sanctuaries and amnesty for illegal immigrants, whether or not those folks are doing or dealing the drugs.

On a more practical basis, every time some new fried-brain types arrive in Santa Cruz, there should immediately be an investigation as to how they got here. Some arrive by themselves, as I know from low-lifes elsewhere who are trying to get to Santa Cruz (the place has a reputation). But others appear to be so fried that they must have been dumped. How? By whom?
And What is Your Point

San Bruno, CA

#11 May 13, 2010
Whatever wrote:
gee you'd have thought they would have done this years ago but it takes the deaths of two kids to make local law enforcement( and the city council...shssssh wink wink) to ask for mutual assistance from the Federal Gov't. Literally what this means in the short term is that the DEA will be calling upon ICE to escort some of our Sureno gang bangers back across the border without the Sanctuary City prohibitions since that joke of a law doesn't apply to Federal law enforcement. I'm sure Coonerty and Rotkin are well aware of this as well and didn't want the much needed deportations to stain their reputations for keeping Santa Cruz weird.
And you see a problem with this?
awesome

Marina, CA

#12 May 13, 2010
California here I come...right back where I started from... Keep the momentum going!! Take back our state! It was once a beautiful, clean, and thriving place to raise families. The degenerates, drug addicts, gangbangers, and Mexican Nationals illegally stealing from the US and California have diminished our standard of living that is starting to resemble a third-world country. Help is needed now! Change must take place or the "American Dream" will be lost forever.
getaclue

Santa Cruz, CA

#14 May 13, 2010
No Feds wrote:
Prison for users will never stop the use of drugs, nor will it end the problem or win the drug war. The Drug war is a failure, a war that will never end. Our insistence in continuing it only perpetuates the problem. We may clean up one area, and move the problem. But it will not make any difference in the numbers of users, or the amount being sold, the profits made, and the lives ruined not only by drugs, but worse, jail and prison. Addicts do not belong in prison.
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I don't think you get the point. We don't care if they are rehabed or not. We don't care of this is the solution to "the" drug problem. We are excited at the prospect of being able to use open areas without tripping over a worthless bum or runnning to a meth dealer with a homemade billy club or hearing about one more frgn banger in our hood.....that we pay for!
roughrider says

Felton, CA

#13 May 13, 2010
steve carr wrote:
Again, I commend Chief Howard Skerry, for most likely going against the politically correct city council, and seeking help from DEA in combating the drug infested toilet bowl of
the City of Santa Cruz.
Sincerely,
Steve Carr, former Santa Cruz Police Officer and retired Santa Cruz County Deputy Sheriff
Whitefish, Montana
Man, I'm really liken' this new police chief, he obviously has a set, I'm hopin' to see more articles like this one.
Feds not the Answer

Watsonville, CA

#15 May 13, 2010
Many, if not the majority of gang members are legal citizens. Using ICE is largely being done for public perception. It will not solve the gang problem. It will make you feel better. We need to look at the root cause of the gang issue, which is not just citizenship.
Whatever wrote:
gee you'd have thought they would have done this years ago but it takes the deaths of two kids to make local law enforcement( and the city council...shssssh wink wink) to ask for mutual assistance from the Federal Gov't. Literally what this means in the short term is that the DEA will be calling upon ICE to escort some of our Sureno gang bangers back across the border without the Sanctuary City prohibitions since that joke of a law doesn't apply to Federal law enforcement. I'm sure Coonerty and Rotkin are well aware of this as well and didn't want the much needed deportations to stain their reputations for keeping Santa Cruz weird.
red

Santa Cruz, CA

#16 May 13, 2010
ABOUT FRIGGEN TIME!
Appreciative Downtowner

Santa Clara, CA

#18 May 13, 2010
Good to see this step! Kudos to SCPD.

Like many smaller cities, Santa Cruz finds itself in the depths of an issue that overwhelms our resources. It's good to have Federal resources available, and it's good to use them.
umm

Watsonville, CA

#19 May 13, 2010
No i'm stunned, you have had too much cough syrup today. Are you saying we have a drug fried human dumping conspiracy?(brain explodes)
RobtA wrote:
I am stunned.
Being a closet leftist, I would say that we don't need longer prison terms, boot camps, open carry, or whatever. We need to inculcate that value that this is a decent society, DON'T DO THAT STUFF!
Such a value cannot be taught when everything is OK and the place is a hangout. Alas, it also cannot be taught be certain Church establishments that advocate sanctuaries and amnesty for illegal immigrants, whether or not those folks are doing or dealing the drugs.
On a more practical basis, every time some new fried-brain types arrive in Santa Cruz, there should immediately be an investigation as to how they got here. Some arrive by themselves, as I know from low-lifes elsewhere who are trying to get to Santa Cruz (the place has a reputation). But others appear to be so fried that they must have been dumped. How? By whom?
Whatever

San Jose, CA

#20 May 13, 2010
And What is Your Point wrote:
<quoted text>
And you see a problem with this?
Well the fact that it took the deaths of two young men before they got off their tail and did something they should have done years ago then yeah I see a problem with it. As for Federal law enforcement aiding local law enforcement I have no problem whatsoever with it. If you or anyone else out there is noticing this is the 2nd collaboration with Federal law enforcement in as many weeks and both times it was announced by the police chief with the local council members nowhere to be seen. I have no doubt they authorized the chief to seek mutual aid but they don't want to be associated with it since it might give their Progressive street cred a blow among their feeble minded supporters.
Pete

Watsonville, CA

#21 May 13, 2010
Ok, but you still have the prison system run by gangs and the drug war black market profits will ensure these problems continue despite increased law enforcement.
Karl

San Jose, CA

#22 May 13, 2010
addresses to start | 5 min ago | Reply
go get these these meth heads at mission garden apts, westside:

meth cooker, dealer, tweakers:
90 grandview st, c101

crazy & violent tweakers:
90 grandview st g204

Yeah get them outta there, whatever happened to the creepy black man that sleept in his little black truck? He was always selling out of his car! I'm glad he gone, hopefully for good!

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