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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.
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Michelle Trostler July 17, 2014 at 03:34 pm
I tried to sign up but got an error on the provided email address: atjodee.sasway@carlsbadca.gov.Read More The error I got was this: VA3EHSMHS043.bigfish.com rejected your message to the following email addresses: atjodee.sasway@carlsbadca.gov VA3EHSMHS043.bigfish.com gave this error: Hop count exceeded - possible mail loop A problem occurred during the delivery of this message. The mail routing configuration for this recipient may be producing a mail loop. This could be a temporary situation. Please try to resend the message later. If the problem continues, contact your helpdesk and refer them to the DSN code 5.4.6 in Exchange Online article for tips on how they can resolve this issue.
Michelle Trostler July 17, 2014 at 03:37 pm
The email address to sign up is: jodee.sasway@carlsbadca.gov. This article has an "at" inRead More front of the email address which causes the error. Patch, please fix!
A helicopter fights the Cocos Fire in San Marcos on May 15, 2014. Photo Credit: Cpl. Tyler Gregory/U.S. Marines
Batman July 10, 2014 at 01:09 am
This is nice, but Murphy's Law has it the big one will hit two days after the contract expires. OurRead More fire season has been known to extend into February. An aggressive fuel management program would be effective in protecting residents long after any contract runs out. The county has jails full of inmates with not a damn thing to do all day but get into mischief. Our county should hire Sheriff Joe Arpaio as a consultant to organize a jail labor brush clearing program. It would be a very productive and meaningful way for the inmates to repay their debt to society.
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!
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glenn bernard July 2, 2014 at 04:54 pm
with all those people coming across the border every day, we better get all that land developedRead More right away. be sure to send the bill to all of us Taxpayers.
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Jay Berman June 27, 2014 at 09:32 am
How do you do that ?? I guess he has a 9mm ... the first thing you do is pop out the magazine andRead More check there no round in the chamber then you field strip it ,,,
Joe Minervini June 27, 2014 at 05:44 pm
Hey men, there's a saying, "never assume a gun is unloaded." problem with the semi's isRead More that when one is careless, sh-t happens. Our Border Patrol's duties are not as easy as they were in the 50's thanks to all that's been going on since then. My main point with this is that tis type of coverage with this story does not warrant the notoriety for this mistake. My guess is that we have just made this man's life more difficult.
glenn bernard June 28, 2014 at 05:35 pm
Sheriff Taylor allowed Deputy Barney Fife to have only one bullet, and the bullet had to be kept inRead More Barney's shirt pocket.
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glenn bernard June 25, 2014 at 07:14 am
Looking forward to when Driverless Vehicles are prevalent.
Donald Snyder June 25, 2014 at 08:00 am
Wow, Glenn, just what I've been talking about. If the driver actually obeyed the speed limit and theRead More rules of the road, this would not have happened. But I guess you'd rather he/she shop in Carlsbad. Huh? At least the red light camera caught it on video. Should speed up the trial.
glenn bernard June 25, 2014 at 12:00 pm
According to city leaders in Los Angeles, they eliminated all of their red light cameras because theRead More cameras were causing more accidents than previous. Are you looking forward to Driverless Vehicles? or just gleeful that the carnage continues?
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Councilwoman Barbara Denny June 22, 2014 at 11:01 am
Congratulations and well done to the entire San Diego Trauma System team of Surgeons, Nurses, andRead More Assistants from all six hospitals, as well as all pre-hospital First Responders and Assistants. We appreciate and value each and every one of you for the sacrifices you make to look after us. Special thanks to the dedicated and gifted men and women of the UC San Diego Division of Trauma, Critical Care & Burns for staying true to your mission to save lives, teach the next generation of surgeons, and advance academic research. UC San Diego is the only Level One, Academic Trauma Center in San Diego County.
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.
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glenn bernard June 19, 2014 at 01:16 pm
According to city halls and state legislatures throughout America, Travel is something that onlyRead More Rich people do; so their hotel rooms must be taxed at 20% (and often higher). As some might similarly think that "spas are only for rich people," there are probably millions of lefties who view this man as a hero.
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David Terrell June 17, 2014 at 10:57 am
Oceanside Fire Department deserves a raise. Fires get put out fast around here, and OFD knows how toRead More cooperate to get the job done. Kern and Felien want to fire our fire guys and outsource to strangers, which will stop all that infernal cooperation. Dump Kern and Felien. Keep our homes and businesses safe from fire. Vote for Chuck Lowery.
glenn bernard June 18, 2014 at 09:03 am
Above comment is awful.
glenn bernard June 18, 2014 at 09:11 am
Above comment is awful….and I do not live in Oceanside. Median FAMILY Income in OceansideRead More is about $60,000. Median wage for Oceanside Firefighter, (one person), is about $120,000. Doesn't it seem like City salaries are already in the realm of 'absurdity?'
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Donald Snyder June 9, 2014 at 08:49 am
Of course, now we will hear from all the bleeding heart people about invading our rights when theyRead More set up these check points. Count me as not one of them. I wish we would have more of these so we can get all of the people who do not wish to abide by our laws of the streets. I pay my insurance, I have a valid drivers license because it's the law. And just think if this country had the balls to deport all of the people breaking the law by living her illegally. They cause our rates to go up and if we're hit by one of them, good luck. Are you tired of your insurance bill coming in higher and higher. Figure it out why that is happening. For all of you who don't think I have a heart, I do. I am just sick and tired of helping everyone else and not our own citizens of our country. Lets start with us first and then worry about the rest of the world. Set up these check points, find the criminals, do the Obama and load them on a bus and drop them off. However, unlike our Commander in Chief who thinks Arizona is the U.S. border, drop them off a little further south and let Mexico clean up their mess for once.
Samora Musa July 5, 2014 at 04:28 am
Dear beloved, I am Samora Musa, i have about $5 million dollar for investment and i hope you willRead More be reliable to entrust this fund with.I am handicap with disability in hearing and have no trusted personaround me and every body wants me dead so they can have my inheritance.If you are reliable please get back to me./samoramusa020@gmail.com Sincerely, Samora Musa.
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glenn bernard June 21, 2014 at 06:19 pm
Economic boycott would be fantastic. (but again, I am an Economist). I Suggest that instead ofRead More putting a lot of promotion into devices that administer financial punishment to a group of overtaxed citizens, push like crazy for rapid expansion of driverless automobiles. You again wrote way to much.
glenn bernard June 21, 2014 at 06:23 pm
Economic boycott would be fantastic (but remember that I am an Economist…and lover ofRead More Capitalism….means an automatic hatred of excessive/expensive/self-serving Government). I suggest you promote genuinely safe machines, namely Driverless Vehicles, instead of the constant promotion of machines that only administer punishment to a group of people who are already overtaxed.
Donald Snyder June 21, 2014 at 08:31 pm
I'm not for or against the stupid red light cameras. But they are one tool to help people stopRead More breaking the law. Would you prefer people stop putting locks on their doors because you're not supposed to go through a door that isn't yours? Do you want to take down the security fence between Mexico and the United States because they shouldn't break the law by coming over here? How stupid are you? People break the law all the time. At least this way we can catch some of them before they commit a crime that hurts another individual. How about no security cameras in our stores for shoplifters? They're not supposed to steal. Let's all take everyone at their word. What fantasy world do you live in, anyway, Glenn?
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joezcutiepie June 6, 2014 at 10:05 am
dates would have been nice
Chuck Rininger June 7, 2014 at 10:40 am
Wonder why they don't publish dates and times and Locations for a few days before classes. looksRead More like this is all done after classes are over. was not a word on TV so how does the public know where and when to attend classes
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Paul David June 5, 2014 at 08:13 am
10% of 3,600 = 360 recidivists; 12% of 6,100 = 732. I guess that a 103% increase in the number ofRead More recidivists in our community counts for "little change" these days.
Jeremy DT June 5, 2014 at 01:31 pm
@Paul I think there *is* a statistically significant increase in offender rate, using your numbersRead More (but the 'little change' is indeed subjective). [Also for the record I think it's reasonable to compare to any other year, b/c the overall *percentage* of recidivism is the type of outcome that a probation department can affect.] Statistics: using a Binomial distribution, I get that the 95% confidence interval for 2008 recidivism is 9.02-10.98%, and the rate for 2012 is 11.18-12.82%. These do not overlap, therefore we can say with 95% confidence that there IS a difference in the re-offender rates between 2008 and 2012.
glenn bernard June 6, 2014 at 01:23 pm
Nothing stops a bullet like a job.
Patch file photo by Renee Schiavone.
Tennickly June 5, 2014 at 12:56 pm
I thought about becoming a cop so I could be above the law and just do whatever I want.
Brainwashed_In_Church June 5, 2014 at 07:48 pm
Well the good news is, the more people who apply, the larger the applicant supply, and the lower theRead More costs (and their salaries) to the taxpayers. This is why racism and sexism in the workplace is a myth. Employers don't want to eliminate a sector of the applicant pool. And, no company/corporation is going to risk lawsuits for discrimination. There are plenty of watchdogs, lawyers, and bimbo HR women keeping a bean counting eye on who is hired and hiring metrics. If women/minorities truly earned less than white males, why would any company hire white males?
Tray June 7, 2014 at 09:58 pm
I took the CHP test in early eighties, Its not that hard if your a white male because we passed H.S.Read More And back then most of us played sports, not much gamers back then, I thought about joining but the though of seeing negatives everyday wasn't for me.
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