From sheriff candidate, Paul Schrader...

From sheriff candidate, Paul Schrader...

Posted in the Forest Falls Forum

Wally

United States

#1 Nov 26, 2012
www.SheriffPaul2014.com

Petition San Bernardino Board of Supervisors to appoint Paul Schrader as interim sheriff, and cease their half-century long practice of thwarting the democratic election process.

www.change.org/petitions/san-bernardino-count...

This article further explains the problem:

January, 2009, www.vvdailypress.com

"In 1983, when San Bernardino County Sheriff Frank Bland retired, he handpicked Floyd Tidwell to replace him, and Tidwell had many months in office before the next election to make his name known to the public so re-election would not be a problem.

"In 1991, Sheriff Tidwell retired – in January – and hand-picked Dick Williams, giving Williams many months in office to make his name known so election would not be a problem.

"In January 1995 Sheriff Williams retired, and hand-picked Gary Penrod to replace him. Penrod also had several months in office before the next election to make his name known.

"This week, Sheriff Penrod retired, and has apparently hand-picked Assistant Sheriff Rod Hoops as his replacement. Although Undersheriff Richard Beemer will be the interim sheriff, Penrod’s actual replacement will be selected by the county Board of Supervisors, probably within two months. The betting is on Hoops.

"What you’re looking at here, of course, is the ultimate good ol’ boy network in full operation. Interlopers – people outside the system who oppose the anointed one to seek the office – have not been successful in San Bernardino County in the last 54 years.

"Had you ever, until you read Thursday’s issue of the Daily Press, heard of Rod Hoops? Neither had we. But we’re here to guarantee that between now and the next election, you will, via “Sheriff Hoops today announced a crackdown on gangs in San Bernardino County,”“Sheriff Hoops’ office announced the break-up of a burglary ring in Hesperia,” etc. It’s a powerful platform for publicity, and the new guy seldom wastes it.

"What we know and have heard regarding Sheriff Penrod over the years tells us he’s done a good job, and has earned his annual salary of $190,919, plus benefits. About 95 percent of that salary will follow him into retirement, again plus benefits, which is not outlandish in the world of public service … though in the private sector, it would be an extremely attractive – extremely attractive – package. Particularly now.

"Do we object to this manipulation of public office by the good ol’ boys? Of course. It’s not nepotism, exactly, but it sure is all in the family. It would be far better, in our view, if the election for a new sheriff had, by law, to be held within two months of the office becoming vacant. That would open things up to a far wider field of candidates – never a bad thing. And, of course, it would keep county supervisors from acting as kingmakers on the old sheriff’s behalf. At least then we could all pretend it was a fair process."

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