Letter: Ramsey raises his profile

Letter: Ramsey raises his profile

There are 122 comments on the Oroville Mercury-Register story from Feb 17, 2010, titled Letter: Ramsey raises his profile. In it, Oroville Mercury-Register reports that:

A word of advice to district attorney contender Lance Daniel: Mike Ramsey's modus operandi is to make political hay out of high-profile law enforcement incidents.

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Answering

Chico, CA

#23 Feb 17, 2010
Questioning wrote:
There isn't any name calling in the letter, but it does sound whiny. Incumbents get free press when challengers don't typically, that is how it goes. I wonder if a Sacramento DUI attorney coming here on the behest of the accused polluters will show the commitment to our community that we need, or will get the air time to indicate to us if there is more to him than that. Sometimes the status quo is the lesser of two evils, Mike's career does show his commitment to our community, I would think.
Well your thinking is wrong!

No district attorney in the state of California is on TV as frequently as butte county's. That is because he controls channel 12 and 24 ( he must have something on the station manager). He tried to control channel 7 but they have become wise to his manipulations. Wonder why Shasta, Yuba, Colusa and other north state counties don't have their da's constantly preening for the cameras? Probably because they are to busy working for their clients, the people of the State of California. Without the local media constantly trying to pump up his image district attorney ramsey would have been put out to pasture long ago because he just is not that good a lawyer. A case in point was the last murder case that he tried and lost. That African-American lawyer from Oakland literally wiped the floor with him.
Laughing

Chico, CA

#24 Feb 17, 2010
But in all fairness reelecting ol'Mike would be the biggest joke of all. He simply does not have the backbone to be honest and it is not any secret, at least to the Bar Association, that he is a p iss poor lawyer, if he can even fit that label at all. However he thought he was pretty tough when he started beating on his former wife, until she got tired of it and b itch slapped the hell out of him.
ROFLMAO

Chico, CA

#25 Feb 17, 2010
"What ever happened to these Butte County lawyers who are supposed to be dedicated to the fair administration of the law? "

They are all cowards and serve no one but themselves, they like doing what they are told and when to do it.
Question everything

Oroville, CA

#26 Feb 18, 2010
Can we convince Jodia to run????What about Dennis??
afraid

United States

#27 Feb 18, 2010
ROFLMAO wrote:
"What ever happened to these Butte County lawyers who are supposed to be dedicated to the fair administration of the law? "
They are all cowards and serve no one but themselves, they like doing what they are told and when to do it.
There afraid if they run and lose they'll be punished by Mike & the Judges
paradise momma

Chico, CA

#28 Feb 18, 2010
I would vote for just about anybody EXCEPT Mike Ramsey. We need to bring Butte county into the 21st century.
Saw that

Chico, CA

#29 Feb 18, 2010
Answering wrote:
<quoted text>
Well your thinking is wrong!
No district attorney in the state of California is on TV as frequently as butte county's. That is because he controls channel 12 and 24 ( he must have something on the station manager). He tried to control channel 7 but they have become wise to his manipulations. Wonder why Shasta, Yuba, Colusa and other north state counties don't have their da's constantly preening for the cameras? Probably because they are to busy working for their clients, the people of the State of California. Without the local media constantly trying to pump up his image district attorney ramsey would have been put out to pasture long ago because he just is not that good a lawyer. A case in point was the last murder case that he tried and lost. That African-American lawyer from Oakland literally wiped the floor with him.
I saw that trial and the lawyer from the Bay Area had Mike so befuddled that he kept forgetting what the question was that he had asked and had to have the court reporter read his questions back to him. Mike got a complete trouncing and I don't think he has tried a case since. It was a pleasure to watch that lawyer work Mike over. That lawyer's win was nothing short of poetic justice, because Mike has always considered African-American lawyers as not being good enough to be a part of his office.
oroville kid

San Bruno, CA

#30 Feb 18, 2010
The Mayor lives somewhere else,IS CONCORD CLOSER THAN SACRAMENTO?
Interesting

Chico, CA

#31 Feb 18, 2010
Saw that wrote:
<quoted text>
I saw that trial and the lawyer from the Bay Area had Mike so befuddled that he kept forgetting what the question was that he had asked and had to have the court reporter read his questions back to him. Mike got a complete trouncing and I don't think he has tried a case since. It was a pleasure to watch that lawyer work Mike over. That lawyer's win was nothing short of poetic justice, because Mike has always considered African-American lawyers as not being good enough to be a part of his office.
I wish that I could have been there to see that!
Agree

Chico, CA

#32 Feb 20, 2010
skt wrote:
It is too bad someone won't run against Ramsey. He's a lousy DA. Freaks out about petty vice, yet we have more meth dealers per capita than any other county.
Well said!!
Gil from Oroville

Redding, CA

#33 Feb 20, 2010
Check it out wrote:
<quoted text>
Believe it or not, the DA does NOT have to be an attorney!
Check it out.
They most certainly do have to be an attorney.
—Anyone wishing to become an attorney must graduate from an accredited school of law and pass the bar examination in the state in which they choose to practice. Such requirements apply regardless what field of law the person chooses, be it a state, federal or private position; criminal or civil procedure.—
Thanks Mike

Chico, CA

#34 Feb 20, 2010
Gil from Oroville wrote:
<quoted text>
They most certainly do have to be an attorney.
—Anyone wishing to become an attorney must graduate from an accredited school of law and pass the bar examination in the state in which they choose to practice. Such requirements apply regardless what field of law the person chooses, be it a state, federal or private position; criminal or civil procedure.—
for bringing us up to date on the qualifications for your office.
Question everything

Oroville, CA

#35 Feb 20, 2010
Don't attorneys have to identify themselves by name and title on media comments for fear of violating the right to fair jury trial? It might be of value to bring your concerns to the BAR?
Gil from Oroville

Redding, CA

#37 Feb 21, 2010
Check it out wrote:
<quoted text>
You are correct in what you say. It has no bearing.
The DA does NOT have to practice before the Court, he does not have to prosecute the cases himself, therefore he does NOT have to be a lawyer.
I guess I assumed it was common knowledge the District Attorney needed to have been accepted to the Bar. Here are the sections which specify the basic requirements to file to be a candidate for the office of the District Attorney (Section 24002).
The reason Lance Daniel needed to establish residency is so he can register to vote in Butte County (Section 24001).
— California Government Code Section 24001
Except as otherwise provided in Sections 27550.1 and 27641.1 or in this section, or in Section 21123 or 34711 of the Water Code, or in any landowner voting district, as defined in paragraph (8) of subdivision (b) of Section 10500 of the Elections Code, a person is not eligible to a county or district office, unless he or she is a registered voter of the county or district in which the duties of the office are to be exercised at the time that nomination papers are issued to the person or at the time of the appointment of the person.
— California Government Code Section 24002
A person is not eligible to the office of district attorney unless he has been admitted to practice in the Supreme Court of the State.
Also, it cracks me up, that someone in Chico thinks I'm Ramsey. I just wish I was making his money. With my retirement, Social Security and my wife's income we make about half what the County pays Ramsey.
thanks

Chico, CA

#38 Feb 21, 2010
Gil from Oroville wrote:
<quoted text>
I guess I assumed it was common knowledge the District Attorney needed to have been accepted to the Bar. Here are the sections which specify the basic requirements to file to be a candidate for the office of the District Attorney (Section 24002).
The reason Lance Daniel needed to establish residency is so he can register to vote in Butte County (Section 24001).
— California Government Code Section 24001
Except as otherwise provided in Sections 27550.1 and 27641.1 or in this section, or in Section 21123 or 34711 of the Water Code, or in any landowner voting district, as defined in paragraph (8) of subdivision (b) of Section 10500 of the Elections Code, a person is not eligible to a county or district office, unless he or she is a registered voter of the county or district in which the duties of the office are to be exercised at the time that nomination papers are issued to the person or at the time of the appointment of the person.
— California Government Code Section 24002
A person is not eligible to the office of district attorney unless he has been admitted to practice in the Supreme Court of the State.
Also, it cracks me up, that someone in Chico thinks I'm Ramsey. I just wish I was making his money. With my retirement, Social Security and my wife's income we make about half what the County pays Ramsey.
Mike! you devoted a lot of your comment to making sure that the voters know that your challenger is a new resident to the County. The issue was about whether or not one had to be an attorney to run for DA...but since you have brought your wife into the discussion....why is it that we never see you to in public together?? What's her name? Does she support your candidacy? How long you guys been married?
Gil from Oroville

Redding, CA

#39 Feb 22, 2010
thanks wrote:
<quoted text>
Mike! you devoted a lot of your comment to making sure that the voters know that your challenger is a new resident to the County. The issue was about whether or not one had to be an attorney to run for DA...but since you have brought your wife into the discussion....why is it that we never see you to in public together?? What's her name? Does she support your candidacy? How long you guys been married?
You are so smug and think you are so smart... but you are soooooo wrong! I cannot answer any of the questions you pose, because I AM NOT Mike Ramsey. Continue to delude yourself, that you are skewering Ramsey, or somehow screwing with him, but you are just chasing windmills in your mind.
I do plan on voting for Mr. Ramsey on Election Day and as I am just as sure you are not. I know this makes your day.
At last

Chico, CA

#40 Feb 23, 2010
skt wrote:
It is too bad someone won't run against Ramsey. He's a lousy DA. Freaks out about petty vice, yet we have more meth dealers per capita than any other county.
A true picture of the Butte County DA is emerging!
Affirmative Action

Chico, CA

#41 Feb 24, 2010
Saw that wrote:
<quoted text>
I saw that trial and the lawyer from the Bay Area had Mike so befuddled that he kept forgetting what the question was that he had asked and had to have the court reporter read his questions back to him. Mike got a complete trouncing and I don't think he has tried a case since. It was a pleasure to watch that lawyer work Mike over. That lawyer's win was nothing short of poetic justice, because Mike has always considered African-American lawyers as not being good enough to be a part of his office.
Ramsey did not know the meaning of affirmative action until it took a bite out of his behind!
Dave S

United States

#42 Feb 24, 2010
Trying to beef up the Mike Ramsey image before the upcoming election, in which someone is finally running against him. No offense to you Mr. Ramsey... And not to say that you havn't done a fair job at being the county's "Top Cop" but It's time to step down and let someone new have a stab at it.
Right

Chico, CA

#43 Feb 25, 2010
paradise momma wrote:
I would vote for just about anybody EXCEPT Mike Ramsey. We need to bring Butte county into the 21st century.
There are many, many Butte County residents that totally agree with you!

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