Cops and Courts: June 29, 2010

Cops and Courts: June 29, 2010

There are 35 comments on the Santa Cruz Sentinel story from Jun 29, 2010, titled Cops and Courts: June 29, 2010. In it, Santa Cruz Sentinel reports that:

A small brush fire burned in a steep ravine not far from a Cal Fire station near the Santa Cruz-Santa Clara county line on Monday afternoon.

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reality check - please

Santa Cruz, CA

#25 Jun 29, 2010
Local Girl ESC wrote:
and BTW Reality check... cigarettes are NOT a gateway drug... idiot!
Whatever you say, Local. Defensive much?
Downtowner2010

Sunnyvale, CA

#26 Jun 29, 2010
Why no mention of the streetperson cleaning his gun on the sidewalk corner of Pacific and Soquel in front of Borders?

Someone saw him sitting there with the handgun and called it in. He was surrounded by about 6 cops pretty quickly.
sad

United States

#27 Jun 29, 2010
how sad i knew this kid when he was a youngster, and he was so funny and such a great kid. another one chewed up & spit out. i hope this is a wake up call and he gets out of that life.....
AngelEyes

Watsonville, CA

#28 Jun 29, 2010
Downtowner2010 wrote:
Why no mention of the streetperson cleaning his gun on the sidewalk corner of Pacific and Soquel in front of Borders?
Someone saw him sitting there with the handgun and called it in. He was surrounded by about 6 cops pretty quickly.
They're probably saving it for the Sunday edition.
loweroceanlocal

Longview, WA

#30 Jun 29, 2010
Freddie Blassy wrote:
What I'm surprised about is that the SCPD gve him a ticket for smoking. I see folks all day long smoking on Pacific Ave but I've never seen or heard of anyone getting a ticket for it so it's not really an urban legend after all.
I know? I was downtown yesterday. Everybody was smoking and riding skateboards being pulled by their dogs. Bicyclists riding the wrong way down one way streets, blowing thru STOP signs. The city should just take down all of the muni code signs downtown. That would be better.
that is because the cigarette law is selectively enforced and simply used as a tool for the police to approach people that they feel do not belong on the mall. yuppies can smoke all they want to, but people who may look a little different will be approached ran for warrants, and ticketed... it serves to keep those people who do smoke and are undesirable away as well.
Freddie Blassy

Morgan Hill, CA

#31 Jun 29, 2010
stubborn fool wrote:
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more like big brother civil harassment!
Stubborn Fool never liked it when his Mommy told him no. Now he's an adult.
Freddie Blassy

Morgan Hill, CA

#32 Jun 29, 2010
loweroceanlocal wrote:
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that is because the cigarette law is selectively enforced and simply used as a tool for the police to approach people that they feel do not belong on the mall. yuppies can smoke all they want to, but people who may look a little different will be approached ran for warrants, and ticketed... it serves to keep those people who do smoke and are undesirable away as well.
I like it. Gives police more to mess with criminals.
Spanky

Brisbane, CA

#33 Jun 29, 2010
loweroceanlocal wrote:
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that is because the cigarette law is selectively enforced and simply used as a tool for the police to approach people that they feel do not belong on the mall. yuppies can smoke all they want to, but people who may look a little different will be approached ran for warrants, and ticketed... it serves to keep those people who do smoke and are undesirable away as well.
Nice try dillweed. I personally know 3 yuppies who have been ticketed.
One would easily reason that it makes sense to ticket those who will actually pay the fine rather than those who can't or won't.
If the cops are using the law as a tool to harass the rude, stinking, panhandling aye holes then more power to them.
You Got It

Alviso, CA

#34 Jun 29, 2010
H2O stealer wrote:
the real question is why is a cop out looing for smokers on pacific. wouldn't they better serve us by being on patrol looking for crime not cigarette smokers. unless this is their way of staying safe just hassle the locals ( who happen to carry a switchblade and heroin)
Bingo. Laws like the no-smoking rule on Pacific are geared toward just that -- providing a reasonable cause for stopping someone who they think might be up to other things. But the thing is, it is legal and effective, and all laws are selectively enforced. And I, for one, agree with the practice. I don't want men like this addict hanging out on Pacific. Three cheers for the SCPD for getting him out of there.

Could someone please explain how a "small heroin cooker" can be hidden in a guy's sock?
Amazing

Alviso, CA

#35 Jun 29, 2010
I'm amazed to see that not one person here has commented on the fire. That could easily have been a huge disaster. Thank you, firemen, for saving our butts yet again. It's going to be a long, long summer.

Tying it into the discussion at hand...what do you bet a fire that starts in a ravine has something to do with drug use?
tobacco is a drug

United States

#36 Jun 29, 2010
Amazing wrote:
I'm amazed to see that not one person here has commented on the fire. That could easily have been a huge disaster. Thank you, firemen, for saving our butts yet again. It's going to be a long, long summer.
Tying it into the discussion at hand...what do you bet a fire that starts in a ravine has something to do with drug use?
and fire right below firehouse smoking area. Humm? Want to take bets on how soon we will get the facts on how this one started?
bikerscum

San Jose, CA

#37 Jun 29, 2010
You Got It wrote:
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Bingo. Laws like the no-smoking rule on Pacific are geared toward just that -- providing a reasonable cause for stopping someone who they think might be up to other things. But the thing is, it is legal and effective, and all laws are selectively enforced. And I, for one, agree with the practice. I don't want men like this addict hanging out on Pacific. Three cheers for the SCPD for getting him out of there.
Could someone please explain how a "small heroin cooker" can be hidden in a guy's sock?
A bottle cap can be used as a small heroin cooker and can easily be hidden in a sock. Been there, done that, gave it up 64 years ago.
stubborn fool

Richmond, CA

#38 Jun 29, 2010
I value my 4th amendment rights even if they have practically stripped us of all protection. what is in my sock is none of your business is it? mommy never said no, she encouraged growth.
Freddie Blassy

Metropolis, IL

#39 Jun 29, 2010
stubborn fool wrote:
I value my 4th amendment rights even if they have practically stripped us of all protection. what is in my sock is none of your business is it? mommy never said no, she encouraged growth.
Dude. The guy was going to jail for warrants. He has to be searched for Officer safety and for booking into jail, so Oops, they found his drugs and cooker. Oh well? His rights were not violated Numby.
john toles

Richmond, CA

#40 Jun 30, 2010
i remember freddy blassy, he was a great wrestler,still a violation of his due process.

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