‘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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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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Mark Zlendick

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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Guests: Stephen Miller, Dan Johnson, Open Lines
Filling in for George, John B. Wells will be discussing the controversial NDAA with law expert Stephen Miller and Dan Johnson, founder of PANDA (People Against the National Defense Act). Open Lines to follow.
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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

2015-03-06, 07:49:28

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.”…

 

What turns up when a police officer punches your name into the computer.

Originally posted on Nevada State Personnel Watch:

What Do the Cops Have on Me?

Illustration by Robert Neubecker. Click image to expand.

Drew Peterson, the former Bolingbrook, Ill., police sergeant suspected of murdering his third and fourth wives, is now also under investigation forpolice misconduct. New evidence suggests that Peterson used official law-enforcement databases to check up on his fourth wife and her associates before she disappeared. Peterson’s attorney says it was common practice for Bolingbrook police to run checks for friends and family, and to run prank names to alleviate boredom. What can the police learn about you from these database queries?

Your name and aliases; your Social Security number; where you live; when you were born; the color of your skin and eyes; any scars, tattoos, or identifying marks; your height, vision, and gender; what kind of car you drive, whether it’s a stolen…

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South Lake Tahoe crime rates drop

Brian UhlerBy Isaac Brambila
ibrambila@tahoedailytribune.com

SOUTH LAKE TAHOE — A 2014 South Lake Tahoe Police Department (SLTPD) crime report reflected that crime in the city dropped in comparison to 2013.

According to the report, property crimes fell by nearly 12 percent, while violent crime dropped by 3.4 percent.

The drop in crime is a reflection of the community and several other factors, SLTPD Chief Brian Uhler said Monday.

Though Uhler didn’t take credit on behalf of the department for the decrease, he said the department did do its part.

“It is important to recognize that crime rates are heavily influenced by many factors (such as overall economy, demographic change, etc.),” Uhler stated in a press release.

The statistics, in general, were positive, but some types of crimes did see increases.

The most significant drop was seen in property crimes, where, according to the report, the decline was across the board. Burglaries dropped from 171 in 2013 to 147 in 2014, larceny numbers fell from 368 to 332 and motor vehicle thefts dropped from 46 to 37.

To achieve those drops, the police department drew its strategy after noticing that a disproportionate number of the crimes were being committed by a small amount of people, Uhler said. After noticing that trend, they decided to keep track of habitual and repeat offenders as well as drug related crime. The idea was to stay close to those types of offenders to act quickly when they committed a crime to prevent them from committing crimes in the future, as well as to keep attention on them so they don’t return to criminal activity.

As a result of the strategy, the department made 67 felony drug arrests, 24 arrests related to illegal marijuana grows and arrested 56 habitual offenders.

It is common that people who abuse drugs, in general, also usually commit a disproportionate amount of crime compared to the rest of the population, Uhler said. Those arrests likely prevented further crimes from happening.

Regarding violent crime, Uhler said the approach is different than with property crime. He said there is some spillover within the usual offenders of the two types of crime – drug, habitual and repeat offenders – but that the strategy to focus on those types of offenders is most effective with property crime.

Though there was still a drop in violent crime, the decline was less significant than in property crime.

The number of homicides in South Lake Tahoe fell from three in 2013 to zero in 2014, as did the number of aggravated assaults, which went from 89 to 77. The drop in crime, however, did not extend to forcible rapes and robberies. Forcible rapes saw a hike from 8 to 14, while robberies increased from 16 to 21.

Uhler said it is more challenging to have an effect on violent crime than on property crime. It is harder to predict.

“Officers can’t go and patrol inside someone’s home,” he said.

Still, the effort is being placed on combating violent crime. Currently, most investigative work done by the department is related to violent crime. Detectives work mostly on investigating violent crimes, while patrol officers usually investigate property crime.

However, for now, the strategy to fight crime will likely remain the same, with some adjustments.

The department is in the process of developing and increasing its investigative capacity. They also plan to further develop the working relationship with the probation department to bolster the focus on repeat, habitual and drug offenders.

For 2015, a point of focus will be the introduction of Proposition 47, which was voted into law last November and focuses on reducing punishments for certain non-violent offenders in an attempt to reduce prison and jail populations. Though it is still early to tell what the impact will be, Uhler said that the next year or two will likely see an increase on some crimes, and that the department will have to adjust to those changes.

Additionally, Uhler insisted that crime reduction is a result of a collaborative effort between the police department and the community.

He took the opportunity to remind people to be diligent about safeguarding their property and pay extra attention to locking up things and keeping things secure.

Representatives of Douglas County’s “golden geese,” or big community investors, gathered in front of local decision-makers Thursday to praise a long-discussed plan to realign Highway 50 around the back of the Stateline casinos at Tahoe.

Originally posted on Nevada State Personnel Watch:

SLT This rendering shows possible modifications to the casino core under the U.S. Highway 50 South Shore Community Revitilization Project.

STATELINE, NEV. — Representatives of Douglas County’s “golden geese,” or big community investors, gathered in front of local decision-makers Thursday to praise a long-discussed plan to realign Highway 50 around the back of the Stateline casinos at Tahoe.

The large support from many of the region’s key private investors — including Edgewood Companies, Heavenly Mountain Resort and nearly every Stateline casino — was prominently displayed at the meeting, where county commissioners heard a second update on a countywide connectivity plan.

The plan aims to accomplish many of the transportation projects outlined in the county’s Master Plan, 2011 South Shore Vision and 2013 Valley Vision. The approximately $70 million Highway 50 realignment, also known as the loop road project, is only one of them.

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DUI Attorneys Challenge Legality of DMV Administration Suspensions – The suit contends that allowing a DMV employee to serve as prosecutor and judge in the administrative suspension process violates the constitutional rights of Californians

Originally posted on Nevada State Personnel Watch:

Lawsuit accuses DMV of unconstitutional practices. If the lawsuit prevails, the Nevada DMV may also be sued for unconstitutional practices.

DMV SuspensionMany Californians don’t realize that the DMV has the power to take away their drivers license following a DUI arrest via a procedure called an administrative suspension. Though the suspension can be challenged at a special hearing, in most cases drivers don’t even realize they need to take this step.

Ignorance of the law combined with what many consider unconstitutional DMV policies often lead to unfair and undeserved license suspensions.

CLICK HERE TO SEE THE LAWSUIT: SDSHH-Challenges-Constitutionality-of-DMV-Suspension-System

Last month, the California DUI Lawyers Association filed a lawsuit against the DMV. The suit contends that allowing a DMV employee to serve as prosecutor and judge in the administrative suspension process violates the constitutional rights of Californians. It also claims that the DMV pressures employees to decide cases against drivers rather than considering…

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Mike Raffety Quits Mountain Democrat Newspaper – Abrupt and Unexpected End Comes Without Explanation Only days after a scathing response by the citizens over a published piece of Hate speech that included a denial of the Holocaust…

Originally posted on Nevada State Personnel Watch:

Mike Raffety Quits Newspaper – Abrupt and Unexpected End Comes Without Explanation

2015-02-20, 03:46:33

Only days after a scathing response by the citizens over a published piece of Hate speech that included a denial of the Holocaust, the Editor of the Mountain Democrat in Placerville, CA paper quits without explanation.

holo ovenAlthough the paper contains two different stories about Rafferty that cover his background and his relation to the paper and local notables over 37 years at the paper, in the 3,000 words, never does the paper or Raffety himself give a real reason for his abrupt end at the newspaper.

The two stories are just what would be expected when a long time editor leaves, but what is not said speaks volumes.  In the 3,000 words of the two stories it never says if the unexpected end of his job was his choice.  The two stories…

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South Lake Tahoe police chief Brian Uhler’s son, Alex, died of Heroin Overdose

From October 25, 2012

Editor’s note: South Lake Tahoe police chief Brian Uhler’s son, Alex, died last week. He has asked that this be shared with the community.

I thought it of value to write colleagues in public safety about my son so you might recognize our important role in helping families and people with addiction problems. I do not ask for specific action but hope you seek to make a positive difference in your own way when the opportunity comes.

Alex was the rare sort of person, having a pure and good heart who truly cared about others even more than he did about himself. Those who met Alex casually would know him as a highly regarded student at Queens University where he worked on special projects involving gene mutation and the probable pigmentation of the eyes on dinosaurs. One professor recently wrote, “I’ll remember Alex for his unending curiosity and his wonderfully dry wit.” He added that Alex “had a love of learning that was unsurpassed by his peers.” He explained that he liked Alex for his “sharp mind, his interest in science, his interest in issues of the world, but also for his unassuming manner.”

When he was about 10 years old, I was driving past a homeless man holding a sign “hungry, please help.” Alex asked, “daddy, can we give him some money?” To this, I explained, that giving him money will just lead to him buying beer or something. Being quick of mind, even at this young age, Alex said, “well, can we buy him a hamburger then?” Touched by his sweet nature, I said “sure, son,” and we helped that homeless man with a burger.

As a boy scout, Alex would take special care of the younger scouts. He would never belittle or make fun and was known to help the “underdog” without second thought.

One day, about two years ago, Alex came home beaming that he had just eaten 10 tacos at Taco Bell. When I asked, he explained that he was driving in San Francisco and he saw a man trying to push his broken-down Cadillac from the road. The man couldn’t push hard enough so Alex stopped his car and offered a helping hand. When they finished, the man unexpectedly and insisted that Alex take $20 dollars for his kindness. Alex immediately rewarded himself with as many Tacos that he could eat.

Growing up, Alex was always a great helper, ever ready to help lift something or participate in a project. I came to respect his intellectual abilities many times over. Typically, I would be struggling with a problem and Alex would glance at it, without any effort at all, and say, “maybe you can…” Sure enough, more often than not, his suggestion would be right. When he was young, I would tend to dismiss his ideas, but as I progressed in life, I learned that I should listen to Alex.

His sharp mind and amazing ability to recall information was very clear to people who knew him well. You could ask Alex a question about some obscure fact and chances are he would recite an answer like he was reading it from a textbook. As we who were closest to Alex have come to know, his brilliant mind was often racing and restless. Even as a young child, he found it difficult to go to sleep. His mother and I would take turns laying with him combing our fingers through his hair until he would drift off to sleep.

Many years ago, when Alex was young, he said, “Mommy, I think there’s something wrong with me.” We didn’t think much of it because every visible indication was that Alex was fine (good grades, scouting, sports, etc). Later in life, we learned that Alex struggled with anxiety that was most troubling when he was alone. As a family we helped him in many different ways. Unfortunately, each time we did things to help Alex, we unintentionally burdened him with an inner conviction and determination that he would not hurt us more.

This is what led Alex to conceal his addiction to virtually everyone. I believe with all my heart that he didn’t want to be the cause of anyone’s pain, let alone those he loved most.

On the day the photo was taken, Alex and I started the hike at about 5 p.m. We took a little less than three hours to make it to the top. At first, he took the lead, boldly making progress up the mountain. Each time I’d fall a little behind, Alex would stop and wait patiently. This happened a couple times, then he stopped and fell in behind me. After about an hour of more hiking, I asked, “Hey, buddy, you staying back there so you don’t make your old man feel bad, right?” He said, “Yeah, dad, something like that.” Later that evening, it got cold, we got lost and had only cell phones to light the way. At one point, he said we should find shelter and wait for daylight. Stubbornly, I refused. Now, I’d give anything to huddle with my buddy on the side of a cold mountain.

Specific Information about the memorial service to be held this Sunday will be forwarded later. The family asks that no flowers be sent. Instead, a donation in Alex’s name to a Queens University scholarship fund will be appreciated. This information will be forthcoming.

– Brian Uhler is the chief of the South Lake Tahoe police and fire departments.

Heroin in Charlotte

Alex Uhler was a straight-A student, an Eagle Scout, and earned a black belt in Taekwondo. And he was a heroin addict. Why are kids like him, from Charlotte’s wealthy neighborhoods and good schools, turning to the deadliest drugs?

“I’m not embarassed of my son,” Deanna Uhler says. “I<br />
was proud of him ’til the last breath he took.” After he died, his girlfriend painted his portrait and gave it to Deanna.<br />

“I’m not embarassed of my son,” Deanna Uhler says. “I was proud of him ’til the last breath he took.” After he died, his girlfriend painted his portrait and gave it to Deanna.

PHOTOGRAPHY BY LOGAN CYRUS

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Crime Up due to New Laws Says South Tahoe Police Chief Brian Uhler

2015-02-19, 03:37:46

prop 47California voters were duped by Proposition 47’s misleading title, “Safe Neighborhoods and Schools Act.” It is not surprising that this effort passed, as over 9 million dollars were spent in support of Proposition 47. The funding proponents included a New York billionaire ($1.4 million) and the American Civil Liberties Union ($3.5 million). The majority of those who reside in El Dorado County, including South Lake Tahoe residents, voted against Proposition 47.

Brian Uhler SLTPDCalifornia has a history of lowering the consequences for committing crime. In 2000, the “Substance Abuse and Crime Prevention Act” was passed. The main focus of this effort was to allow those convicted of drug offenses to avoid incarceration. In 2011, Assembly Bill 109, known as “Realignment,” reduced certain criminal offenses from felonies to misdemeanors.

Now, with Proposition 47 passing, in just the last few months, many jurisdictions are seeing a spike in property crimes (up as much as 30%) and reduced bookings (20-30 percent less). Local officials have reported that fewer people are now going to drug rehabilitation because we’ve lost the method of mandating rehabilitation with a felony drug charge.

From a practical standpoint, I know those who commit crimes like possessing heroin and methamphetamine (now misdemeanors) are also significant contributors to other problems like violent gang crime and property crime. For many years, those of us in law enforcement have known that it is much harder to catch a thief than it is to catch the thief in possession of drugs.

I believe the notion of letting up to 10,000 convicted felons out of the California penal system and letting those who commit drug offenses and thefts go free instead of taking them to jail has bad effects on our crime rate and actually makes our neighborhoods and schools less safe. Maybe Californians who are tired of misleading political process should pass something called “Stop Misleading Politics Act.” Something simple, like letting the opposition name the proposition, would help. I would have named Proposition 47 the “Let Criminals Roam Our Neighborhoods Act.” Lock up your stuff.

Thank you,
Brian T. Uhler, Chief of Police

The Case Against “Epidemic” of Prosecutorial Misconduct in California – LA Times Editorial

Originally posted on Nevada State Personnel Watch:

Judge Alex Kozinski of the U.S. 9th Circuit Court of Appeals has spoken of an “epidemic” of prosecutorial misconduct in California.

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It should go without saying that cheating criminal prosecutors who lie or hide evidence to bolster their cases, and cowardly state judges who cover for them, should be identified and punished. It should go without saying — but we say it in light of last month’s extraordinary remarks from a panel of U.S. 9th Circuit Court of Appeals judges at a hearing for convicted murderer Johnny Baca. A lower court had determined that a Riverside County prosecutor lied on the witness stand to back up the lies of a jailhouse informant, but the conviction was repeatedly upheld anyway until it got to the federal appeals panel on a habeas corpus petition.

Aside: The Federal Prosecutor By Robert H. Jackson

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Victim says her rights were violated in Truckee carjacking case

Corruption-Arrow-Sign1-630x286NEVADA CITY, Calif. (MyNews4.com & KRNV) — The alleged carjacking suspect from an October Truckee incident took a plea deal and was sentenced to 180 days in custody and three years supervised probation.

The victim in the case, Rebecca Oestreich of Truckee, says her rights were violated by the plea deal.

“I, personally, am very frustrated,” says Oestreich. “I feel like this man walked free after attempting to kill me.”

Oestreich was the second of two people police say Jones targeted on October 28th of last year.

He was initially charged with assault with force likely to produce bodily injury, battery on an officer, possession of marijuana and vandalism.

Jones eventually pleaded no contest to the assault charge in exchange for the 180 days and probation.

Oestreich says she didn’t know about the deal before it was agreed to.

“She should have been informed prior,” says Attorney Nina Salarno Ashford. “She should have had the right to discuss, place her feelings, even go to court and place her feelings on the record should it have been necessary.”

California’s Marsy’s Law gives victims the right to notification of all court proceedings.

Nevada County Assistant District Attorney Glenn Jennings started at the District Attorney’s office two weeks ago.

“To try and clean that up and clear it up and bring the victim back into the fold, I asked the court to reject the plea and put the defended back in the not guilty status,” says Jennings.

Salarno says it is difficult to remove a plea deal once it is agreed to.

On Friday, the court allowed Oestreich to testify and speak to Jennings about the plea arrangement before sentencing Jones.

“We’re going to change the process, were going to do a lot more outreach to the victims,” says Jennings. “Bring them into the fold, make sure they understand everything that’s going on.”

South Lake Tahoe Fire Captain Mark Wygant has been arrested on child porn charges

Originally posted on Nevada State Personnel Watch:

CHOMO PORNSOUTH LAKE TAHOE, Calif. (MyNews4.com & KRNV) — South Lake Tahoe Fire Captain Mark Wygant has been arrested and placed on paid admin leave according to City officials.

The City of South Lake Tahoe made the announcement via press releases Friday afternoon.

Officials say Wygant was arrested Thursday, January 29, pending results of a federal criminal investigation.

When the City first received an internal tip of a potential crime regarding a City employee, officials say they worked aggressively and collaboratively with federal and local law enforcement agencies to fully investigate the allegations.

According to El Dorado County Sheriff’s records, Wygant was booked into jail — and later released — for alleged Sexual Exploitation of Children.

As this matter is an ongoing federal investigation, any further inquiries are to be directed to the United States Attorney’s Office for the Eastern District of California. The defendant is presumed innocent until proven otherwise.

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There is a New underSheriff in Town and his name is Randy Peshon

Captain Randy Peshon, El Dorado County Sheriff’s Office, promoted as new Undersheriff, replacing retiring Rich Williams.

Less than 18 months ago El Dorado County Sheriff’s Office Captain Randy Peshon received appointment to the Judicial Council Collaborative Justice Courts Advisory Committee by Tani G. Cantil-Sakauye, Chief Justice of California and Chair of the Judicial Council. Captain Peshon was nominated for this prestigious position by El Dorado County Superior Court Presiding Judge Suzanne N. Kingsbury. – See more at: http://www.inedc.com/1-6502

Earlier, using AB 109 funds allocated to the county and protected by Proposition 30, El Dorado County CCP began increasing efforts to provide inmates with support behind jail walls. “We started interviewing inmates,” said Peshon. “‘What brought you to jail? What can we do about it while you’re here?’” The CCP then began bolstering its community partnerships — such as with Lake Tahoe Community College — to provide inmates with the opportunity to receive treatment, learn job skills, and build a resume while still behind bars.

A special promotional ceremony is scheduled for Tuesday February 17th in Judge Kingsbury’s Courtroom. Normally promotional ceremonies occur in Placerville but Mike Yarbrough, Matt Underhill, and Randy Peshon have special ties to the South Lake Tahoe community.

Mike will be sworn-in as a new Sergeant, Matt as a Lieutenant, and Randy as the new Undersheriff replacing retiring Rich Williams.

Judge Kingsbury has opened her courtroom to friends, family and the public to celebrate the proceedings.

It is scheduled to begin at 4 PM.

Cragslist strong-arm robbery over $30,000 car deal gone bad in South Lake Tahoe

craigslsit robberyThree men allegedly connected to a strong-arm robbery in Roseville were arrested Jan. 25 on the South Shore.

Dee Gunther with the Roseville Police Department told Lake Tahoe News the robbery happened Jan. 24 about 8:30pm in a public parking lot. The victim told authorities he thought he was meeting people to buy a vehicle he had found on Craigslist.

The suspects reportedly stole $30,000. Cash was recovered by Tahoe law enforcement, but it’s not known if the full $30,000 was found or where it was located. scam-craigslist-840x420-650x325

Jeremy Wood, a security guard at Lakeside Inn Casino, was arrested at work. Dylan Sapsford was arrested after a traffic stop on Lake Tahoe Boulevard while he was headed toward the casinos. He was allegedly driving the vehicle used at the site of the robbery. Douglas County Jail would not provide the hometown and ages of these two.

Eric Anderson, 34, of South Lake Tahoe was arrested at his residence and booked into the South Lake Tahoe jail.

All three face robbery charges. Anderson also was arrested on a charge of cultivation of marijuana.

Gunther said it would be up to the Placer County District Attorney’s Office to file formal charges against the three when they are transferred to that jurisdiction.

South Lake Tahoe Police will not mail a “complaint form” for Internal Affairs Investigation of their own corrupt cops!

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The South Lake Tahoe Police a 100% corrupt – they lie and fabricate false evidence. These scumbags are the worst ot the worst. Fuck the SLTPD.

South Lake Tahoe Police will not mail a “complaint form” for Internal Affairs Investigation of their own corrupt cops!

South Lake Tahoe Police protest

Police corruption is a complex phenomenon, which does not readily submit to simple analysis. It is a problem that has and will continue to affect us all, whether we are civilians or law enforcement officers. Since its beginnings, may aspects of policing have changed; however, one aspect that has remained relatively unchanged is the existence of corruption. 

An examination of a local newspaper or any police-related publication on any given day will have an article about a police officer that got busted committing some kind of corrupt act. Police corruption has increased dramatically with the illegal cocaine trade, with officers acting alone or in-groups to steal money from dealers or distribute cocaine themselves. 
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UPDATE on Bill Windsor from Lawless America

Originally posted on Nevada State Personnel Watch:

Bill Windsor is Alive and Still Fighting Corruption – Day 25 as a “Wanted” Man

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BILL WINDSOR IS ALIVE AND STILL FIGHTING CORRUPTION – DAY 25 AS A “WANTED” MAN

7:25 am Pacific Time — January 22, 2015

They haven’t caught me yet.

25 days on the run as the World’s Most Notorious Tweeter.

Kangaroo Court is way too nice a term for every court I have experienced in Montana.  Pure, blatant, undeniable corruption in each and every court.  It seems that my original hypothesis is correct: The University of Montana employs people to do stalking and cyberstalking for the government, and in my case, that included attempted murder.  What we really need is for someone who works in a court or used to work in a court or at the University of Montana who knows what’s going on to spill the beans.

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I have given the Missoula Montana County Attorney…

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$275,000 Lake Tahoe rescue boat to replace sunken Marine 9

Originally posted on Nevada State Personnel Watch:

cop boatINCLINE VILLAGE, Nev. — A larger and better-equipped boat will patrol the Incline Village portion of Lake Tahoe this year, officials said Wednesday.

The Washoe County Sheriff’s Office recently bought a 28-foot Titan T280 Pilot aluminum boat with twin 300-horsepower Mercury outboard motors.

The roughly $275,000 vessel “will be equipped with the most technologically advanced” radar, sonar and GPS systems to assist with search, rescue and lifesaving missions along with routine marine patrol functions, according to the sheriff’s office.

“I know how important this vessel is to the Incline Village community and to the thousands of people who visit Lake Tahoe each year,” said Washoe County Sheriff Chuck Allen. “I am also aware how effectively this community and the sheriff’s office work together, and I look forward to strengthening that partnership in the future.”

The boat, named Marine 9, will replace the 14-year-old vessel of the same name that sank…

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