‘This Is What Happens When You Call the Cops’ Rap: Catchy, True, Sad But True

Originally posted on Nevada State Personnel Watch:

Earlier this year, a little-known rapper who goes by the monicker “Rob Hustle” released a song that’s quickly racking up views on Youtube. Titled ‘Call the Cops,’ it’s a catchy tune, but a depressing catalogue of some of the most prominent recent abuses committed by law enforcement in recent years.

Hustle warns that when you call the cops, you often put your own life at risk. It’s a problem thatReason readers are certainly familiar with. His music video shows countless clips of officers punching, pepper spraying, and otherwise brutalizing people.

The rapper issued a press release to accompany the song:

Increasing militarization of police in our country is becoming a threat to life and liberty. Laws are supposed to help and protect people. But when those laws – and the people that enforce them – become the danger, then someone must raise their voice. Quis custodiet ipsos custodes?…

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South Lake Tahoe Police Officers Laney and Wilson caught up in filing false affidavits

Police Chief Brian Uhler pictured. South Lake Tahoe residents and tourists were shocked last year when former South Lake Tahoe Police Officer Johnny Poland was sentenced to 18 months in prison for similar fabrication, falsification and corruption committed by Officers Laney and Wilson.

See El Dorado County News Story here: Protest Expected Against Tahoe Police And County DA

 Chris, Thanks for posting the story about the shenanigans on this new trumped-up charge on me by the SLTPD. The DMV had to “reserve” me the notice my license would be suspended because of the “improper service” …Let’s just call it perjury since the form itself say “signed under the penalty of perjury” and Sgt. Shannon Laney committed perjury by signing a false statement there and on the reports along with Cody Willson.

I want to file a complaint and criminal charges against Sgt. Laney and Officer Wilson and the SLTPD tells me I need to go to their main office in So. Lake Tahoe – in person to file the “Internal Affairs” form… First of all, I live 3 hours away and I don’t have my license because of the fraud committed by Laney and Wilso. Secondly, I DO NOT want to be around the SLTPD or their corrupt cops so they can harass me more and tase me and jail me on another trumped-up charge. If I go, I am bringing the “worlds largest CRIME SCENE tape” and protesting the SLTPD and demanding Laney and Wilson are FIRED!!!!!! Happy New Year

 

Lake Tahoe cop watchers

South Lake Tahoe Police Officers Laney and Wilson caught up in filing false affidavits and fabricating false DUI arrests.

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South Lake Tahoe Officer Shannon Laney rides his corruption mobile and writing false affidavits “under the penalty of perjury”

Stay tuned as this story develops and as we await comments from South Lake Tahoe Chief Brian Uhler and El Dorado County District Attorney Vern Pierson to see if criminal charges will be filed against the perpetrators Officers Laney and Wilson.

South Lake Tahoe residents and tourists were shocked last year when former South Lake Tahoe Police Officer Johnny Poland was sentenced to 18 months in prison for similar conduct.

In 2013 the South Lake Tahoe and the El Dorado District Attorney Vern Pierson were the subject of a protest and a series of negative news reports.

Residents protest South Lake Tahoe police

scandalCorrupt law enforcement in South Lake Tahoe?

That’s what some people believe. And they took to the streets Monday to make their feelings known. Ty Robben organized the Jan. 28 demonstration along Al Tahoe Boulevard. Robben’s issues started last fall when bounty hunters busted down his door. He’s been waiting for the South Lake Tahoe cops to finish the report. He even went to the City Council meeting last week to plead the electeds to intervene to speed up the process.

El Dorado County District Attorney

In 2013 the South Lake Tahoe and the El Dorado District Attorney Vern Pierson were the subject of a protest and a series of negative news reports of rampant malicious & vexatious prosecutions against political “enemies” of DA Vern Pierson. Other complaints of “cover-ups” and “selective prosecution” prompted more protests. The protests continue going into 2015 with El Dorado County residents preparing for a RECALL of their corrupt and scandalous DA Vern Pierson.

 

 A similar situation occurred in Southern California:

By PETER LANCE SPECIAL TO THE NEWS-PRESS

October 3, 2012 6:23 AM

First of five parts

“It was the best of times, it was the worst of times.” That’s how Charles Dickens opened his epic novel of turmoil in England and France on the brink of revolution. In 1775 those two crime-ridden capitals couldn’t have been more different and yet more alike.

Today two cities exist in the state of California only 90 miles apart. Both are governed by identical drunken driving laws and yet their treatment of police officers suspected of committing the identical crimes of perjury and filing false statements couldn’t be more different.

 

In each case, investigations were commenced when drivers, suspected by the police of driving under the influence were pulled over, subjected to field sobriety tests and then arrested. In each case, the charges were dropped as a result of police conduct. And in each case the arresting officer who filed the police report was a decorated DUI cop having won awards from Mothers Against Drunk Driving.

The difference is that in Los Angeles, LAPD officers Craig Allen and Phillip Walters are facing charges punishable by up to four years and eight months in state prison, while in Santa Barbara, as far as the public knows, Officer Kasi Beutel has never been suspended, cited or subjected to any misconduct proceedings.

She remains on the job and in uniform – and on Jan. 28, she was promoted to beat coordinator.

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Further, she has received nothing but praise or support from the police chief and multiple officials including the District Attorney’s Office, three Superior Court judges, and the city attorney.
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Massive CRIME SCENE at the Reno Federal Courthouse – The 7th Amendment protest resumes…

Originally posted on Nevada State Personnel Watch:

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Today August 19, 2015 Ty Robben resumed his protest at the Reno Federal Courthouse in Reno, Nevada. Ty Robben want’s his day in court and has argued that the use of Summary Judgment also called FRCP 56 is unconstitutional and a violation of the 7th Amendment of the U.S. Constitution.

The protests seem to have had a positive affect, the court has responded very quickly in denying the Defendants Carson City et al latest delay tacit. Reno Federal District Court Judge Miranda Du denied Reno Attorney Brian Brown of the unscrupulous Reno law firm thorndal armstrong delk balkenbush & eisinger

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Reno Judge Scott Pearson gets protested by Mike Weston Judge Pearson will not reverse the fraudulent “conviction” of Mike Weston even though the State and Washoe County DA has no objections to vacating the fraudulent “conviction” of Mike Weston

Originally posted on Nevada State Personnel Watch:

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Update August 2015: Judge Pearson will not reverse the fraudulent “conviction” of Mike Weston even though the State and Washoe County DA has no objections to vacating the fraudulent “conviction” of Mike Weston and admits to altering the dash cam video in court docs. Mike plans to continue the protest in August 2015 in front of the Washoe courthouse in Reno, Nevada.

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June 27, 2012 – Mike Weston has filed a motion to vacate his “conviction” of the criminal obstruction/delay of a peace officer in the Reno court. Local media assured Mike and NVwatchdog that they will pursue this story and Mike will take a lie detector test and he challenges NHP trooper Bowers to do the same for the press investigation and NVwatchdog’s investigation. So far NHP is not commenting officially or returning calls for public comments.

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Opinion: What is going on with the corrupt Superior Court in El Dorado County?

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By: Charles Moulton

2015-08-17, 03:17:32 PLACERVILLE CA

Could it be that Presiding corrupt Judge Suzanne N. Kingsbury may have been in collusion with the county’s District Attorney when she removed the widely-respected Judge Dylan Sullivan from Department 7, which solely hears criminal cases filed by the District Attorney’s office?

Could it be because Judge Sullivan didn’t let the DA’s office roll over her and her court?

And, in another instance, did Presiding Judge Kingsbury (a former county Deputy District Attorney) engage in an unethical ex-parte communication with the District Attorney which resulted in removing two cases from Judge Sullivan and re-assigning them to Judge James R. Wagoner, another former county Deputy District Attorney?

Hmmmmmmmm….

7th Amendment protest goes off at the Reno Federal Court – Ty Robben proclaims summary judgment unconstitutional

Originally posted on Nevada State Personnel Watch:

Today Friday August 14th 2015 Ty Robben and Mike Weston along with some friends made that statement that the use of Summary Judgment is unconstitutional and a violation of the 7th Amendment of the US Constitution that guarantees the right to a civil jury trial.

I would like to thank the Courthouse security “Homeland Security” for being professional and “keeping us safe”! says Robben who also thanks the Reno Police Department who were on hand for what turned out to be a very, very casual protest. We didn’t chalk the sidewalks even though we could have said Robben who said he will continue the “peaceful protest” and hopes other join him in solidarity. After all, an injustice to one is an injustice to all. 

  • If you live near Reno, Nevada we will be doing more protests in front of both the Reno Federal Court and the Washoe Courthouse on Sierra…

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Come help protest the rampant corruption this Friday 08/14/15 at 8am to noon in front of the federal courthouse on So. Virginia St. in Reno.

Originally posted on Nevada State Personnel Watch:

monsanto protest renoCome help protest the rampant corruption this Friday 08/14/15 at 8am to noon in front of the federal courthouse on So. Virginia St. in Reno. We are doing a photo shoot and need some people to hold the “worlds largest crime scene tape” in front of the courthouse. we’ll be doing more protests and this is for the photo shoot to promote the next series of protests. If you have experienced government/judicial/police corruption, this protest is for you!

Contact robben.ty@gmail.com

Here’s the banner we need help displaying for a few hours.

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KRNV – ON YOUR SIDE: Is ‘chalking’ freedom of speech, or crossing the line?

Originally posted on Nevada State Personnel Watch:

Chalking Reno Police Department

UPDATE: RENO, Nev. (MyNews4.com & KRNV) — We had to edit the You Tube video because the words written in chalk are not suitable for television. You can hear the voice on the tape saying, “I missed National Chalk the Police State Day so I thought I would show up and get in all the action I’ve been missing out on.”

We caught up with Deputy Chief Mac Venzon, who is very familiar with the protest. He said, “You know people have a first amendment right to protest, to say what they want to say and voice their opinion. We swore to uphold that constitutional right and that’s exactly what we will do.”

The protestor in the video is not arrested despite what some might perceive as antagonistic behavior toward officers. Venzon said, “Officers are trained to deal with button pushing, to develop a little bit…

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South Lake Tahoe Monthly Crime Report

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2015-08-10, 01:56:56 PLACERVILLE CA

Community Outreach: The “Meet the Police” outreach campaign is going well. As a reminder, Coffee with a Cop happens on Thursdays and ends on August 27th. The Police Open House was well attended and we look forward to doing it again next year.

Operation Chill: To make connections with younger people in situations which are not related to law enforcement, the department has partnered with 7-Eleven in something called “Operation Chill.” Our officers will look for young people doing something positive and “ticket” them with a coupon for a free Slurpee. Such good acts might be things like wearing bike helmets, using crosswalks, being nice, or just as a way for police staff to start a conversation with young people.

General Summer Information: So far, the community has fared very well this summer from a police perspective. Our July 4th festivities went very well with our visitors only being minimally mischievous. While traffic flow has been difficult with summer construction and a high number of tourists, we have had only a few serious accidents. Tragically, one accident was a motorcycle accident where a young female passenger died from a head injury. Motorcyclists are reminded to always wear a proper helmet with the “DOT” sticker.

Live at Lakeview: The summer music events have been going smoothly. While we would prefer to have those attending follow the simple rules, it has been necessary for our officers to write 3 or 4 citations during each of our Thursday events (mostly for open alcohol container or smoking). Let’s work together to make sure these events remain family friendly.

Crime: While we are pleased to see rape and motor vehicle thefts are down, our community has seen large increases in the numbers of assaults and thefts this year. Overall, this year’s crime rate is up 12%. Essentially, the positive results for 2014 compared to 2013 have been reversed. In 2014, we saw a decrease in violent crime (down 3.4%) and a decrease in property crime (down 11.8%). The following chart compares the first 7 months of last year against the first 7 months of this year:

Crime 2014 2015 % change
Homicide 0 0 N/A
Rape 6 4 -33%
Robbery 8 10 +20%
Assault 229 255 +10%
Burglary 59 59 0%
Theft 187 234 +20%
Motor Vehicle Theft 27 21 -22%
Total 516 583 12%

Crime Prevention: In light of the above information, please lock-up your things and avoid situations which might lead to an assault. While this may seem overly simple, we see many occasions where these simple measures might have prevented a crime altogether. Lastly, do your part to report suspicious activity so we might have a better chance at catching those who commit crime.

The U.S. court system is criminally unjust How your weight and the time of day can decide the outcome of your court case

Originally posted on Nevada State Personnel Watch:

corrupt judgeFeatured Image -- 23521We like to believe that decisions made in U.S. courts are determined by the wisdom of the Constitution, and guided by fair-minded judges and juries of our peers.

Unfortunately, this is often wishful thinking. Unsettling research into the psychology of courtroom decisions has shown that our personal backgrounds, unconscious biases about race, gender and appearance, and even the time of day play a more important role in outcomes than the actual law.

Adam Benforado, a professor of law at Drexel University, describes these unsettling problems with the justice system in the recently published book “Unfair: The New Science of Criminal Injustice.” The book uses psychology and neuroscience to examine and expose the illogical and unfair ways that judges, jurors, attorneys and others in the legal system make decisions about who is sent to prison, and who walks free.

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Help Ty Robben at gofundme.com and support the 7th Amendment protest coming to Reno Nevada August 2015.

Originally posted on Nevada State Personnel Watch:

Help support the 7th Amendment protest coming to Reno Nevada August 2015.

http://www.gofundme.com/8g6pqpf7es

Reno Nevada resident Ty Robben plans to demonstrate in the very near future about the Reno Federal Court and in particular, Judge Miranda Du’s use of summary judgement to dismiss certain causes of action in his civil rights lawsuit against various Carson City officials including former disgraced DA Neil Rombardo , his corrupt assistant DA Mark Krueger and corrupt Carson City justice of the peace “judge” John Tatro.

“I plan to stay in front of the Reno courthouse with my signs until I get my day in court” says Robben.

Ty Robben needs funding to bring “The WORLDS LARGEST CRIME SCENE TAPE” to the Reno Federal Couthouse where he want’s to display the signs ans use his 1st Amendnt rights to protest the violation of his 7th Amendment rights. See previous KOLO news story here: https://youtu.be/gbk0rKPnbfs

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Officer involved in fatal South Lake Tahoe shooting of unarmed man is identified as Joshua Klinge

Reported by: Van Tieu
SOUTH LAKE TAHOE, Calif. (MyNews4.com & KRNV) — News 4 has learned the name of the officer involved in a fatal shooting in South Lake Tahoe in June.

Officer Joshua Klinge is on paid administrative leave as the investigation continues, according to South Lake Tahoe police Lieutenant Brian Williams, who confirmed the name Tuesday. This after an attorney for the victim’s family filed a Freedom of Information Act request.

Klinge is under investigation after fatally shooting Kris Jackson, 22, at the Tahoe Hacienda Inn hotel. Jackson, who was on criminal probation, was found to be unarmed.

According to attorney correspondence, the city of South Lake Tahoe is represented by attorney, Bruce Praet, who has built a reputation defending police officers and departments sued for alleged misconduct.

Praet has defended Officer Klinge  before in a civil matter involving a May 2007 officer involved shooting in Ceres, California. The case was settled and dismissed.

According to court documents, Klinge was not the shooting officer in the Ceres case. He was a field training officer at the time.   The plaintiff, Kenya Kwame Moseley, survived and stated the officers exercised an unwarranted and unlawful use of lethal force.

Ceres police officer, James Yandell, shot Moseley in the shoulder and lower back as he was trying to climb a fence after a chase, according to the lawsuit. Mosley was unarmed at the time, and claimed he turned with his hands raised to surrender, but Yandall continued to shoot him, striking him in the arm and abdomen.

Yandell contended the use of force was justified as the man ignored commands to stop, was found to have illegal narcotics on his person, and was seen reaching for his waistband, which Yandell believed could have been a weapon. The defense also added that Moseley was found to have illegal narcotics in his pantspocket and was later found guilty of felony evading and possession of narcotics.

Vern Pierson and Joe Harn Update – They’re Getting Sued (again)

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2015-06-25, 06:27:50 PLACERVILLE CA

Hmmm.

In 2014, Vern Pierson was able to intimidate his opponent in to capitulating. Joe Harn’s opponent hired a crank addict as a campaign manager. So, here we are.

As seen on a local El Dorado Blog – Vern Pierson and Joe Harn got blown to pieces. (I love the headline)

In addition – the El Dorado Mountain Democrat, a paper that is usually biased in favor of incumbent officeholders not named Ray Nutting did a write-up on the lawsuit that was pretty good for the plaintiff Dan Dellinger.

Mr. Dellinger lit up Joe Harn and Vern Pierson pretty good in his press release:

DA & Auditor-Controller’s Vendetta Generates Lawsuit against County

Cameron Park, CA – Nearly a year to the date after losing their Soviet style show trial for self-aggrandizing publicity against, Dan Dellinger, a government relations and political consultant often on opposite political sides of the District Attorney and Auditor-Controller, Joe Harn and Vern Pierson are at the center of a lawsuit filed this week in El Dorado County Superior Court.  In this lawsuit, officially filed as “Dan Dellinger v. Joe Harn, et al” and assigned the number PC 20150251, Dellinger is seeking to collect $12,000 still owed him for work successfully completed for the Pioneer Fire Protection District in 2011and recovery of his expensive legal bills resulting from Harn and Pierson’s two year long bad faith prosecution of Dellinger. Joe Harn, the County of El Dorado, and the Pioneer Fire Protection District are named as defendants in the lawsuit; however, the complaint makes it clear that Harn has ignored the Fire District’s instructions to pay Dellinger.

“I want everyone to understand that the Pioneer Fire Protection District has acted honorably throughout my struggle to get paid by Joe Harn who is supposed to pay all of the bills authorized by the District,” said Dellinger, “so I included the District in the lawsuit very reluctantly and only on advice of legal counsel”.

“Before resorting to this lawsuit I tried to settle this matter with the County”, explained Dellinger, “but my own representative of the Board of Supervisors, Brian Veerkamp, refused to meet with me and the County’s high priced risk management office sent me an incorrect last minute form letter denial that makes me think they didn’t even bother to look into my payment requests”.

In addition to Breach of Contract against Harn, El Dorado County, and PFPD, the lawsuit alleges seven other civil charges or “torts” against just Harn and El Dorado County including Conversion, Deceit and Bad Faith, Abuse of the Grand Jury Process, and Bad Faith Prosecution.

Under California State law, the County would be prohibited from reimbursing Harn for any punitive damages awarded against him by a jury, however, as a District Attorney Pierson has absolute immunity from personal liability.

Dellinger had been falsely charged by Pierson and Harn of expending public money and public resources for express advocacy, receiving or granting a gift of public funds, and engaging in unfair business practices while assisting the Pioneer Fire Protection District place the Measure F parcel tax on the November 2011 ballot.  Measure F successfully passed with a near 80% approval vote.

On May 22, 2014, a jury took only 47 minutes to return a unanimous 12-0 verdict clearing Dellinger of any wrongdoing.

Dellinger has a long history of political clashes with El Dorado County District Attorney Vern Pierson and his political ally EDC Auditor-Controller Joe Harn including helping elect EDC Sheriff John D’Agostini and others over Pierson and Harn’s strongly backed candidates.

I have blogged in the past that Vern Pierson is an idiot and Joe Harn is a bully and have lampooned their Dead Fish Handshakes. I wonder how much worse it needs to smell before the voters of El Dorado County wake up and send them packing.

Meantime, an innocent man has nearly been bankrupted by this BS.

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Man killed by SLT officer didn’t have weapon

Originally posted on Nevada State Personnel Watch:

A man with a history of drug arrests was the victim of Monday’s shooting in South Lake Tahoe.

Kris Jackson

A single bullet fired by a South Lake Tahoe police officer in the early morning hours of June 15 killed Kris Jackson, 22, of Sacramento. Jackson was trying to flee out of a window at the Tahoe Hacienda Inn when fired upon. Jackson died at Barton Memorial Hospital a few hours after being shot.

“The involved officer’s statement explains he perceived a deadly threat from Kris Jackson. After interviews and a search of the crime scene, no firearm or other weapon was located,” the police department said in a statement Tuesday afternoon.

This is the time line of events as released by the department from dispatch records:

2:40:21am — Call into dispatch received and the caller reports a female crying and screaming.
2:41:27am — Two officers were dispatched.
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Former El Dorado County Deputy District Attorney Arrested for DUI – AGAIN !

2015-06-02, 16:54:26 PLACERVILLE CA
On the Holiday of May 31st 2015, Gloria M. Mas, 51, was arrested for DUI according to jail logs.  She was arrested for 23152(F) and was given a bail enhancement.  She has since been released on bail.
Gloria M. Mas might be best known for her arrest in the summer of 2011 at her workplace, the El Dorado County District Attorney’s office.  At the time Ms. Mas was, 47, of El Dorado Hills and a Deputy District Attorney under Vern Pierson.  The El Dorado County prosecutor allegedly drove to work intoxicated with a blood alcohol readings of 0.124 and 0.126 at the time of her arrest that July.
Mas was placed under arrest in District Attorney Vern Pierson’s personal office, after failing four sobriety tests conducted by a CHP officer. The officer had responded to the DA’s Office after being called out by another CHP officer who works as an investigator at the office. That officer reported he saw Mas drive her BMW into the parking lot and later, along with others in the office, witnessed her display signs and symptoms of intoxication. When the responding officer met with Mas in Pierson’s office, he states in the report that he detected a strong odor of alcohol from her breath, as well as red/watery eyes and slightly-slurred speech.
At the time the El Dorado County District Attorney Vern Pierson said any potential prosecution in the case would be handled by the California Attorney General’s office to avoid a conflict of interest.
“Everyone is accountable for their conduct regardless of whom they are or where they work,” Pierson said in a statement in 2011.
In 2011 her bail was $2,500 for her DUI but this time her bail went up to $10,000 for her DUI.  In addition she was assessed a “Bail Enhancement” of another $2,500.
Mas posted bail this week and was released from custody.
Gloria Maria Mas has a Bar # 132429 that list her current employment at 515 Main St., Placerville, CA 95667.  That is the address of the District Attorney for El Dorado County.  Her current employment status is unconfirmed.  Gloria Mas was unavailble for comment but he websites has this: “I left the District Attorney’s Office in El Dorado County in 2013 to become criminal law defense attorney.” “Although I have vast experience in all crimes, the majority of the cases I have handled involve alcohol and/or drug related offenses.”

South Lake Tahoe marijuana collective raided Monday by the corrupt Tahoe pigs

A large team made up of members from multiple agencies served a search warrant on South Lake Tahoe’s sole marijuana collective and the home of its owner, Cody Bass, early Monday morning.

Agents from the Franchise Tax Board, Board of Equalization, Department of Insurance, South Lake Tahoe Police Department, and El Dorado County Sheriff’s Department were on scene at the Tahoe Wellness Cooperative, according to Tami Grimes, information officer with the FTB in Sacramento.

“The contents of the search warrant are sealed,” said Grimes. The cannabis collective is located at 3445 Lake Tahoe Blvd., South lake Tahoe.

“They took my computers, my phones, my keys, all of the medicine,” said Bass. “As soon as they are done emptying out the clinic, I’ll be reopening by tonight. We’ve been open seven years and we’ll continue on. Of course, this is a bummer.”

“We employ 30 people and take care of our community,” continued Bass. “This action today was very swift so I believe it was in response to my letter to the Board of Supervisors about Zlendick.”

The glass door to the collective’s community center was broken down by law enforcement. Bass said his employee offered a key, but an unidentified member of law enforcement said they wouldn’t have broken down the door had the key been made available.

Bass said he’ll be in Placerville first thing Tuesday morning to speak to the Board of Supervisors during their schedule meeting.

A press release is expected from the El Dorado County Sheriff’s Department to explain what happened. This story will be updated as soon as this occurs. Follow the story atSouthTahoeNow.com.

So. Tahoe Cops lie most of the time – it’s a big problem up here

Kill cops who lieWhen dealing with the police, keep your hands in view and don’t make sudden movements. Avoid passing behind them. Nervous cops are dangerous cops. Also, never touch the police or their equipment (vehicles, flashlights, animals, etc.) – you can get beat up and charged with assault.

The police do not decide your charges; they can only make recommendations. The prosecutor is the only person who can actually charge you. Remember this the next time the cops start rattling off all the charges they’re supposedly “going to give you.”

Questioning

Interrogation isn’t always bright lights and rubber hoses – usually it’s just a conversation. Whenever the cops ask you anything besides your name and address, it’s legally safest to (respectfully) say these Magic Words:

“I am going to remain silent. I want to see a lawyer.”

This invokes the rights which protect you from interrogation. When you say this, the cops (and all other law enforcement officials) are legally required to stop asking you questions. They probably won’t stop, so just repeat the Magic Words or remain silent until they catch on. 

Remember, anything you say to the authorities can and will be used against you and your friends in court. There’s no way to predict what information the police might try to use or how they’d use it. Plus, the police often misquote or lie altogether about what was said. So say only the Magic Words and let all the cops and witnesses know that this is your policy. Make sure that when you’re arrested with other people, the rest of the group knows the Magic Words and promises to use them.

One of the jobs of cops is to get information out of people, and they usually don’t have any scruples about how they do it. Cops are legally allowed to lie when they’re investigating, and they are trained to be manipulative. The only thing you should say to cops, other than identifying yourself, is the Magic Words: “I am going to remain silent. I want to see a lawyer.”

Here are some lies they will tell you:

“You’re not a suspect – just help us understand what happened here and then you can go.”

“If you don’t answer my questions, I’ll have no choice but to arrest you. Do you want to go to jail?”

“If you don’t answer my questions, I’m going to charge you with resisting arrest.”

“All of your friends have cooperated and we let them go home. You’re the only one left.”

Cops are sneaky buggers and there are lots of ways they can trick you into talking. Here are some scams they’ll pull:

Good Cop/ Bad Cop: Bad cop is aggressive and menacing, while good cop is nice, friendly, and familiar (usually good cop is the same race and gender as you). The idea is bad cop scares you so bad you are desperately looking for a friend. Good cop is that friend.

The cops will tell you that your friends ratted on you so that you will snitch on them. Meanwhile, they tell your friends the same thing. If anyone breaks and talks, you all go down.

The cops will tell you that they have all the evidence they need to convict you and that if you “take responsibility” and confess the judge will be impressed by your honesty and go easy on you. What they really mean is: “we don’t have enough evidence yet, please confess.”

Jail is a very isolating and intimidating place. It is really easy to believe what the cops tell you. Insist upon speaking with a lawyer before you answer any questions or sign anything.

The Golden Rule: Never trust a cop.

Cops that lie deserve to die

Cops that lie deserve to die

The Miranda Warnings

The police do not have to read you your rights (also known as the Miranda warnings). Miranda applies when there is (a) an interrogation (b) by a police officer of other agent of law enforcement (c) while the suspect is in police custody (you do not have to be formally arrested to be “in custody”). Even when all these conditions are met, the police intentionally violate Miranda. And though your rights have been violated, what you say can be used against you. For this reason, it is better not to wait for the cops ⤔ you know what your rights are, so you can invoke them by saying the Magic Words, “I am going to remain silent. I want to see a lawyer.”

If you’ve been arrested and realize that you have started answering questions, don’t panic. Just re-invoke your rights by saying the Magic Words again. Don’t let them trick you into thinking that because you answered some of their questions, you have to answer all of them.

Police Encounters

There are three basic types of encounters with the police: Conversation, Detention, and Arrest.

Conversation

When the cops are trying to get information, but don’t have enough evidence to detain or arrest you, they’ll try to weasel some information out of you. They may call this a “casual encounter” or a “friendly conversation”. If you talk to them, you may give them the information they need to arrest you or your friends. In most situations, it’s better and safer not to talk to cops.

Detention

Police can detain you only if they have reasonable suspicion (see below) that you are involved in a crime. Detention means that, though you aren’t arrested, you can’t leave. Detention is supposed to last a short time and they aren’t supposed to move you. During detention, the police can pat you down and go into your bag to make sure you don’t have any weapons. They aren’t supposed to go into your pockets unless they feel a weapon.

If the police are asking questions, ask if you are being detained. If not, leave and say nothing else to them. If you are being detained, you may want to ask why. Then you should say the Magic Words: “I am going to remain silent. I want a lawyer” and nothing else.

A detention can easily turn into arrest. If the police are detaining you and they get information that you are involved in a crime, they will arrest you, even if it has nothing to do with your detention. For example, if someone gets pulled over for speeding (detained) and the cop sees drugs in the car, the cops will arrest her for possession of the drugs even though it has nothing to do with her getting pulled over. Cops have two reasons to detain you: 1) they are writing you a citation (a traffic ticket, for example), or 2) they want to arrest you but they don’t have enough information yet to do so.

Arrest

Police can arrest you only if they have probable cause (see below) that you are involved in a crime. When you are arrested, the cops can search you to the skin and go through you car and any belongings. By law, an officer strip searching you must be the same gender as you.

If the police come to your door with an arrest warrant, go outside and lock the door behind you. Cops are allowed to search any room you go into, so don’t go back into the house for any reason. If they have an arrest warrant, hiding won’t help because they are allowed to force their way in if they know you are there. It’s usually better to just go with them without giving them an opportunity to search.

Reasonable Suspicion vs. Probable Cause

Reasonable suspicion must be based on more than a hunch – cops must be able to put their suspicion into words. For example, cops can’t just stop someone and say, “She looked like she was up to something.” They need to be more specific, like, “She was standing under the overpass staring up at some graffiti that hadn’t been there 2 hours ago. She had the same graffiti pattern written on her backpack. I suspected that she had put up the graffiti.”

Cops need more proof to say they have a probable cause than to say they have a reasonable suspicion. For example, “A store owner called to report someone matching her description tagging a wall across the street. As I drove up to the store, I saw her running away spattered with paint and carrying a spray can in her hand.”

Searches

Never consent to a search! If the police try to search your house, car, backpack, pockets, etc. say the Magic Words 2: “I do not consent to this search.” This may not stop them from forcing their way in and searching anyway, but if they search you illegally, they probably won’t be able to use the evidence against you in court. You have nothing to lose from refusing to consent to a search and lots to gain. Do not physically resist cops when they are trying to search because you could get hurt and charged with resisting arrest or assault. Just keep repeating the Magic Words 2 so that the cops and all witnesses know that this is your policy.

Be careful about casual consent. That is, if you are stopped by the cops and you get out of the car but don’t close the door, they can search the car and claim that they though you were indicating consent by leaving the door ajar. Also, if you say, “I’d rather you didn’t search,” they can claim that you were reluctantly giving them permission to search. Always just say the Magic Words 2: “I do not consent to this search.”

If the cops have a search warrant, nothing changes – it’s legally safest to just say the Magic Words 2. Again, you have nothing to lose from refusing to consent to a search, and lots to gain if the search warrant is incorrect or invalid in some way. If they do have a search warrant, ask to read it. A valid warrant must have a recent date (usually not more than a couple of weeks), the correct address, and a judge’s or magistrate’s signature; some warrants indicate the time of day the cops can search. You should say the Magic Words 2 whether or not the search warrant appears correct. The same goes for any government official who tries to search you, your belongings, or your house.

Infiltrators and Informants

Undercover cops sometimes infiltrate political organizations. They can lie about being cops even if asked directly. Undercover cops can even break the law (narcs get hazard pay for doing drugs as part of their cover) and encourage others to do so as well. This is not legally entrapment.

FBI and other government agents

The essence of the Magic Words “I’m keeping my mouth shut until I talk to a lawyer” not only applies to police but also to the FBI, INS, CIA, even IRS. If you want to be nice and polite, tell them that you don’t wish to speak with them until you’ve spoken with your lawyer, or that you won’t answer questions without a lawyer present. If you are being investigated as a result of your political activity, you can call the National Lawyers Guild at (415) 582-1055; they will help you find a lawyer you can talk to.

Taking Notes

Whenever you interact with or observe the police, always write down what is said and who said it. Write down the cops’ names and badge numbers and the names and contact information of any witnesses. Record everything that happens. If you are expecting a lot of police contact, get in the habit of carrying a small tape recorder and a camera with you. Be careful – cops don’t like people taking notes, especially if the cops are planning on doing something illegal. Observing them and documenting their actions may have very different results; for example, it may cause them to respond aggressively, or it may prevent them from abusing you or your friends.

Conclusion

People deal with police in all kinds of circumstances. You must make an individual decision about how you will interact with law enforcement. It is important to know your legal rights, but it is also important for you to decide when and how to use them in order to best protect yourself

El Dorado County cocksucker DA Vern Pierson & his butt buddy, Auditor Joe Harn’s Vendetta Generates Lawsuit against County

DA Vern PiersonCameron Park, CA – Nearly a year to the date after losing their Soviet style show trial for self-aggrandizing publicity against, Dan Dellinger, a government relations and political consultant often on opposite political sides of the District Attorney and Auditor-Controller, Joe Harn and Vern Pierson are at the center of a lawsuit filed this week in El Dorado County Superior Court.  In this lawsuit, officially filed as “Dan Dellinger v. Joe Harn, et al” and assigned the number PC 20150251, Dellinger is seeking to collect $12,000 still owed him for work successfully completed for the Pioneer Fire Protection District in 2011and recovery of his expensive legal bills resulting from Harn and Pierson’s two year long bad faith prosecution of Dellinger. Joe Harn, the County of El Dorado, and the Pioneer Fire Protection District are named as defendants in the lawsuit; however, the complaint makes it clear that Harn has ignored the Fire District’s instructions to pay Dellinger.

“I want everyone to understand that the Pioneer Fire Protection District has acted honorably throughout my struggle to get paid by Joe Harn who is supposed to pay all of the bills authorized by the District,” said Dellinger, “so I included the District in the lawsuit very reluctantly and only on advice of legal counsel”.

“Before resorting to this lawsuit I tried to settle this matter with the County”, explained Dellinger, “but my own representative of the Board of Supervisors, Brian Veerkamp, refused to meet with me and the County’s high priced risk management office sent me an incorrect last minute form letter denial that makes me think they didn’t even bother to look into my payment requests”.

In addition to Breach of Contract against Harn, El Dorado County, and PFPD, the lawsuit alleges seven other civil charges or “torts” against just Harn and El Dorado County including Conversion, Deceit and Bad Faith, Abuse of the Grand Jury Process, and Bad Faith Prosecution.

Under California State law, the County would be prohibited from reimbursing Harn for any punitive damages awarded against him by a jury, however, as a District Attorney Pierson has absolute immunity from personal liability.

Dellinger had been falsely charged by Pierson and Harn of expending public money and public resources for express advocacy, receiving or granting a gift of public funds, and engaging in unfair business practices while assisting the Pioneer Fire Protection District place the Measure F parcel tax on the November 2011 ballot.  Measure F successfully passed with a near 80% approval vote.

On May 22, 2014, a jury took only 47 minutes to return a unanimous 12-0 verdict clearing Dellinger of any wrongdoing.

Dellinger has a long history of political clashes with El Dorado County District Attorney Vern Pierson and his political ally EDC Auditor-Controller Joe Harn including helping elect EDC Sheriff John D’Agostini and others over Pierson and Harn’s strongly backed candidates.

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DUIblock.com – Watch out for the DUI checkpoints this Memorial Day weekend and protect your 4th amendment rights…

Originally posted on Nevada State Personnel Watch:

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SLTPD begins 2015 Click it or Ticket campaign

police-brutality-pepper-spray-poster1SOUTH LAKE TAHOE, Calif. (MyNews4.com & KRNV) — The South Lake Tahoe Police Department is reminding motorists to Click It or Ticket. As part of a national seat belt enforcement campaign, law enforcement agencies around the country are stepping up enforcement May 18 through 31 — and will include one of the busiest travel weekends of the year.

“Every day, unbuckled motorists are losing their lives in motor vehicle crashes,” said Sergeant Shannon Laney, South Lake Tahoe Police Department. “As we approach Memorial Day weekend and the summer vacation season, we want to make sure people are doing the one best thing that can save them in a crash, buckling up.”

According to the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration, nearly half of the 21,132 passenger vehicle occupants killed in crashes in 2013 were unrestrained. At night from 6 p.m. to 5:59 a.m., that number soared to 59 percent of those killed who were unrestrained. That’s why one focus of the Click It or Ticket campaign is nighttime enforcement. Participating law enforcement agencies will be taking a no-excuses approach to seat belt law enforcement, writing citations day and night. In California, the minimum penalty for a seat belt violation is $161.

California statistics reveal that 500 unrestrained vehicle occupants died in 2013. Almost twice as many males were killed in crashes as compared to females, with lower belt use rates too. Of the males killed in crashes in 2013, more than half (54%) were unrestrained. For females killed in crashes, 41 percent were not buckled up.

“If you ask the family members of those unrestrained people who were killed in crashes, they’ll tell you—they wish their loved ones had buckled up,” added Sgt Shannon Laney. “The bottom line is that seat belts save lives. If these enforcement crackdowns get people’s attention and get them to buckle up, then we’ve done our job.”

For more information on the Click It or Ticket mobilization, please visit nhtsa.gov/ciot.

South Tahoe narcotics deputy Mark Zlendick arrested in Douglas County on felony drug charges!!!

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A El Dorado County sheriff’s narcotics deputy assigned to South Lake Tahoe has been jailed on felony drug charges after Douglas County authorities were called to his home Tuesday regarding a domestic dispute.

Arrested was Mark Zlendick, 47, a deputy with the El Dorado County Sheriff’s Office assigned to the South Lake Narcotics Enforcement Team, also known as SLEDNET, said Douglas County Sheriff’s Sgt. Pat Brooks.
After an investigation that led officers to a residence in the 1300 block of Centerville Lane, Zlendick, of Gardnerville, was booked into the Douglas County Jail on charges of possession of a controlled substance, trafficking methamphetamine, conspiracy and possession of paraphernalia. His bail was set at $55,640.

During the subsequent investigation, deputies located narcotics and paraphernalia.

Ninth Circuit Panel Suggests Perjury Prosecution For Lying Prosecutors

Originally posted on Nevada State Personnel Watch:

Prosecutors who suborn perjury may finally have to pay the piper

police-brutality-pepper-spray-poster1What will it take to produce honest and ethical conduct from our state and federal prosecutors? The Ninth Circuit has a suggestion. Perhaps a perjury prosecution will do it. In fact, that is exactly what should happen when prosecutors affirmatively lie.

This case, Baca v. Adams, involves a clear violation of the Supreme Court’s decision in Napue, which holds that prosecutors cannot put on perjured testimony, much less lie themselves. Unfortunately, as I’ve documented elsewhere, it happens far too often, when it should never happen at all.

In this case, the prosecution infected the case with false testimony–including by a prosecutor himself–over benefits given to a “cooperator” or a jailhouse “snitch.”

The entire program of “cooperation” is rife with problems. Prosecutors often put extraordinary pressure on the worst criminals, threatening not only them but their families. After…

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Secret Masonic Police Busted! Protecting & Serving Lucifer For 3000 Years

Originally posted on Nevada State Personnel Watch:

Pete Santilli brings to light the curious arrest of (3) FreeMason’s in Santa Clarita California, who entered the police station dressed like Law Enforcement carrying guns, badges, and announcing they were the real police.
When the Santa Clarita Police Chief investigated they found badges, identification cards, weapons, uniforms, police type vehicles, and other law enforcement equipment. The three have been connected to California Attorney General Kamala Harris, and CBS2’s Jennifer Kastner found pictures believed to be of suspects Henry and Kiel rubbing elbows with Congresswoman Maxine Waters in 2012. The following year, they are shown with LAPD officials asking for calm following the George Zimmerman verdict.
While researching this story The Santilli Research Team (TSRT) also connected the Freemason (FOP) to the Baltimore Police DEPT.

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GET THAT GOLD FRINGE OFF MY FLAG!

Originally posted on Nevada State Personnel Watch:

GET THAT GOLD FRINGE OFF MY FLAG!

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The flags displayed in State courts and courts of the United States have gold or yellow fringes. That is your WARNING that you are entering into a foreign enclave, the same as if you are stepping into a foreign embassy and you will be under the jurisdiction of that flag. The flag with the gold or yellow fringe has no constitution, no laws, and no rules of court, and is not recognized by any nation on the earth, and is foreign to you…

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El Dorado County political operative arrested

Corruption-Arrow-Sign1-630x286A major operative in El Dorado County’s Republican Party has been arrested on felony willful infliction of corporal injury of a cohabitant charges.

Rodney Stanhope, 47, is married, but the alleged victim was not his wife. The Placerville resident was arrested earlier this month.

Stanhope was the executive director of the El Dorado County Republican Central Committee in 2010 and a paid consultant on the failed Mike Owen for county auditor campaign in 2014. Stanhope also worked on the campaigns of disgraced former Supervisor Ray Nutting, Sheriff John D’Agostini, Rep. Tom McClintock, and Assemblywoman Beth Gaines. In 2011, Stanhope represented Gaines at a campaign function.

Most recently, Stanhope was working with the Dave Pratt’s 2016 supervisorial campaign.

This is not Stanhope’s first run-in with the law. In 2009, a Central Valley couple sought a restraining order to stop Stanhope from, among other things, harassing their 14-year-old daughter. In 2012, a Pollock Pines woman sought a restraining order to stop Stanhope from sending her threatening text messages.

– Lake Tahoe News staff report

Judge denies appeals in Lake Tahoe bear trap tampering case

Originally posted on Nevada State Personnel Watch:

bear trap caseA Washoe County judge has denied a Reno woman’s appeal of a 30-day jail sentence handed down last year for illegally tampering with a black bear trap at Lake Tahoe.

Season Morrison, 36, and her mother, Cheryl Morrison, 64, of Truckee, were charged after a motion-activated camera captured them interfering with a trap state wildlife officials set in October 2013 on a private property in Incline Village.

“Season Morrison pulled a pin, dropping the cage door, while (Cheryl Morrison) threw a rock into the cage to trip the cage door and removed the bait bag from the cage,” according to court documents.

After a day-long hearing in April — in which the Morrisons maintained the trap had been set illegally by the Nevada Department of Wildlife, and therefore their actions were legal — they were convicted May 19, 2014, of interfering with a wildlife officer and tampering with a motor vehicle.

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El Dorado County faces suit from pot club

Originally posted on Nevada State Personnel Watch:

california potBy Peter Hecht, Sacrament Bee

The former operator and members of a Diamond Springs marijuana dispensary are suing El Dorado County to recover seized marijuana, medical records and financial documents taken in a Sheriff’s Department raid last year.

The Pure Life Collective has been shuttered since the Nov. 17, 2014, raid, which resulted in the arrest of dispensary operator Kelly Chiusano. No charges have been filed.

The dispensary’s lawsuit, filed by a prominent Bay Area lawyer specializing in medical marijuana, charges that the El Dorado County Sheriff’s Department wrongly raided Pure Life, which had been granted a permit to operate by the county’s Community Development Agency.

The lawsuit, filed last week by Sausalito lawyer Zenia Gilg and law partner Heather Burke, charges that the Sheriff’s Department “wasted public resources” by having undercover officers with physicians’ recommendations purchase medical marijuana at the dispensary and through its delivery service.

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El Dorado County Sheriff’s Office 2014 Annual Report Released

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El Dorado County Sheriff John D’Agostini is proud to announce the Sheriff’s Office 2014 Annual Report.  In partnership with the community, this report illustrates all of the Sheriff’s Office operations and the work that has been provided over the past year, 24 hours a day, seven days a week.  We have continued to provide the wide range of Sheriff’s Office services in keeping with our Mission and Vision statements, utilizing modern methods and traditional values with total enforcement, professionalism and care for our communities.  Sheriff D’Agostini would like to thank each of you for allowing us the honor of serving you and to thank our many community and allied agency partners for our close working relationships.

MESSAGE FROM THE SHERIFF:

On behalf of all of the employees of the El Dorado County Sheriff’s Office, I am presenting with pride our Annual Report for 2014. This report illustrates all of the Sheriff’s Office operations and the work that has been provided over the past year, 24 hours a day, seven days a week.

We have continued to provide the wide range of Sheriff’s Office services in keeping with our Mission and Vision statements, utilizing modern methods and traditional values with total enforcement, professionalism and care for our communities.

In 2014 the Sheriff’s Office was faced with two catastrophic wild fires. The Sand and King fires threatened the safety of our citizens and communities. Our resources were stretched to the limit in both disasters. Our staff rose to the challenge and not only provided for the safety of our citizens threatened by the fires but continued to provide all of our daily functions without interruption. During this past year we continued to practice fiscal responsibility and manage our budget effectively.

As I move into my second term we are faced with many challenges. The Realignment Act of 2011, commonly known as AB 109, will continue to challenge our ability to safely manage the jails and provide programs to the inmates to reduce recidivism. In 2014 the voters passed Proposition 47 which reduced many crimes from felonies to misdemeanors. Because of Proposition 47 the Sheriff’s Office will be working to develop new methods to control and solve crime.

We will be continuing to work with the Board of Supervisors to provide for a new Public Safety Center to replace our antiquated and dilapidated facilities. We will continue to manage our budget to provide a significant return on investment of the taxpayer’s monies while delivering quality innovative service.

I would like to thank each of you for allowing us the honor of serving you and to thank our many community and allied agency partners for our close working relationships.

Thank you for your interest in our 2014 Annual Report.
Sincerely, El Dorado County Sheriff John D’Agostini
You can view the report on our website www.edso.org or click the following link:http://pio.edso.org/wp-content/uploads/2015/03/EDSO2014Annual-Report.pdf

Calif. bill would protect civilians recording police

Originally posted on Nevada State Personnel Watch:

police-brutality-pepper-spray-poster1By Patrick McGreevy, Los Angeles Times

From the LAPD beating of Rodney King 24 years ago to last year’s death of Eric Garner after a scuffle with New York police officers, bystanders who recorded the incidents on video have allowed the public to see at least some of what happened.

One California state senator wants to protect citizens who properly record the actions of officers in public from arrest or interference by the police. State Sen. Ricardo Lara, D-Bell Gardens, has introduced legislation that would clarify that a civilian who makes an audio or video recording of a police officer, while the officer is in a public place, is not violating the law.

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3 men arrested in liquor store burglary in South Lake Tahoe

Lorenzo Jackson, 20, Shayan Taghi, 20, and Ryan Mello, 21, all from California

3 men were recently arrested following a burglary at Tahoe Keys Liquor store in South Lake Tahoe, police said.

Lorenzo Jackson, 20, Shayan Taghi, 20, and Ryan Mello, 21, all from California were booked into the El Dorado County Jail on burglary and conspiracy.

Officers responded to a call at about 1 a.m. Wednesday of a burglary alarm activation at Tahoe Keys Liquor, 2297 Lake Tahoe Blvd. Upon arrival, they found two suspects inside the store.

About the same time, deputies arrested a suspect attempting to flee in a car.

“There was evidence to show all three suspects were involved in burglarizing the business,” authorities said in a statement Wednesday. “The exact loss form the store is not known at this time, but included items from inside the store.”…

 

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