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Los Angeles police officers in the field. Patch file photo.
Frank Estrada July 19, 2014 at 10:10 am
Yes, one wants to make sure they can effective continue to %^&* the taxpayers in ^&* withoutRead More any meddling. Just like the rest of LA City employees....Can we go bankrupt yet? The only city services that seem to still work effectively is enriching these public union slugs on the taxpayers backs
Ziegler July 19, 2014 at 03:44 pm
THE LAW IS WRONG! IT WON'T BE THE FIRT TIME THAT LAWMAKERS HAVE WRITTEN AN UNNCONSTITUTIONAL LAW.Read More APPARENTLY THEY FORGOT ABOUT FREE SPEECH UNDER THE FIRST AMENDEMENT.
A judge threw the book at serial robber Alonzo Harris -- and then some -- giving him a 620-year sentence. Patch file photo.
Rick Crockett July 19, 2014 at 10:52 am
No Tears but they probably hit an establishment kicking back to democrats. How many murders andRead More molesters get much less???
at July 20, 2014 at 06:17 am
You ignorant greedy morons at Patch. Don't you realize how disturbing it is to have your video adsRead More suddenly start on their own, suddenly blasting users with totally unexpected noise? Unsubscribing.
Joker Joe July 21, 2014 at 01:03 pm
The previous judges were Democrats.
Attorneys for Marlene Pinnock, the woman seen in a video being punched by a CHP officer, filed a lawsuit today. Patch file photo.
Rob July 18, 2014 at 11:43 am
The CHP Officer clearly needs anger management classes, probably should be tested for steroid use,Read More suspended without pay and face possible termination. Thank God for cell phone videos ... Hard for CHP to justify such force. Honey, you deserve every penny coming to you and then some! Sadly, though, NOT ONE onlooker went to the victims defense to pull the Officer off of her :(
Eileen Hanson Jang July 21, 2014 at 10:11 am
When a person assaults another person they need to be arrested. He may have mental health issues butRead More like everyone else with mental health issues need need to be arrested and punished for his CRIME.
A Los Angeles Fire Department helicopter. Patch file photo.
Laura Tompkins July 18, 2014 at 08:10 am
They're not 'victims' -- they're morons. How much did they just cost all us taxpayers? They shouldRead More get a hefty bill in the mail. They probably went up there in flip flops without any water ... Or plan.
Death Row in San Quentin. Patch file photo.
Jeffe' July 19, 2014 at 11:09 pm
Fact: People are wrongfully convicted. Even 1 innocent person wrongfully executed is too much, theRead More fact that you are ok with that says a lot about how little you actually have thought about this. How many bad guys do we need to kill to make it ok to execute 1 innocent man? 100 to 1? 20 to 1? 1 to 1? If you think that death is the only effective deterrent to crime that matters then are also very confused. Do you really think that it is pointless to put anyone in prison, probation, or fine them, since death is the only deterrent that matters? I encourage you to actually think about your position and how you arrived at that. Killing out of emotion (revenge) in no way makes murder ok. Killing in revenge is the ultimate sign of weakness. It takes strength to hold your rage and remain a civil thinking person. I couldn't care less about revenge and consequences. The criminal justice system is about the safety of our citizens, not vengeance. Locking someone up for life is enough because it removes a killer from his potential victims. It also costs the tax payers less money than killing them. Being in favor of a policy of executing people is also incompatible with belief in Christ, and when 70% of this nation claims to be Christian it should give you a good idea how many are full of shit that this is even a debate. Bottom line: No, your immature and selfish desire to kill people does not make it ok. It does not make us safer. It solves nothing. It wastes more tax dollars, and we have and will again execute innocent people because juries and judges are composed of people, and people are fallible. If you are ok with all that you should be locked away from the rest of society where you can do no harm. Sorry for the rant, long day and I keep seeing this subject brought up everywhere I look due to the court's decision. Thank you all for letting me get this out of my system =)
Becky July 20, 2014 at 07:21 am
I feel sorry for the cruel and unusual suffering of the families who wait 20 + years for theirRead More murderer's sentence to be carried out.
Steve M July 20, 2014 at 12:15 pm
They didn't waste much time with Timothy McVeigh who killed 144 people including children but oneRead More official said that he's getting a free ticket out of this world with hardly anytime in prison.
A double-decker bus in Hollwyood. Path file photo.
ATC July 19, 2014 at 08:15 am
This lawsuit will never make it into a courtroom. And that's exactly how she and her lawyer want it.Read More The bus company will instead settle for some huge amount out of court. Why? Because that will still be cheaper than the cost of fighting it in court. That's the huge flaw in our system, and that's why there are thousands of bogus claims filed every day. The goal is always a settlement, not a court judgment. Nobody is responsible for their own actions anymore; instead we sue. Stupid SHOULD hurt; but instead it's become a payout.
TC July 20, 2014 at 11:21 am
It's nice to read posts from people with common sense @iscott, HCooper and ATC. People are alwaysRead More looking to cash in for their bad choices and there is always a lawyer waiting in the wings to take on cases of this sort.
summer July 20, 2014 at 12:13 pm
I'm quite sure the drivers tell their passengers to remain seated when the bus is in motion. IRead More could be wrong, but I'd put money on it. I personally think the driver should counter sue as I'm sure the injuries she incurred with her stupidity has impacted him or her to some degree.
A marijuana farmer's market opened earlier this month in Boyle Heights. The city is now trying to shut it down. Patch file photo.
Lightnapper July 15, 2014 at 01:59 pm
"City Attorney Mike Feuer said the entire operation violates Proposition D, which limits theRead More number of legal dispensaries allowed in the city, and is an unauthorized and unpermitted use of the property on Esperanza Street. He also claims the operation creates a public nuisance due to traffic and large crowds, creating safety hazards and blocking access to nearby properties." Not that I would ever attend, and the anti-Prop D argument will probably be found valid, but I just hate LA's continued embrace of double-standards by our paid employees; so, a small soliloquy is in order-- "Weekly yard & sidewalk & easement & vacant lot Used Crap Sales, and industrious Shade Tree mechanics cluttering up the front yards & working past midnight, crowing roosters at 3 AM, and illegal garage & storage shed conversions aside, let me address this one glaring oversight I noticed in zoning laws. All those ubiquitous Taco Trucks parked on the side of the road every 1/4 mile with their tables and chairs blocking the sidewalk for pedestrian & bike traffic. I'm sure they're in complete compliance with the law; especially the one utilizing Discount Tire's parking lot at Sherman Way & Laurel Canyon after dark-- with the cabanas, tables, portable lights & scores of famished people eating Roach Coach slop-- and not an Andy Gump in sight. "Wash our hands? We don't need no stinking washed hands!" Yet, law-abiding citizens know those retail food operations are in complete compliance with business codes, zoning ordinances, health codes, business taxes; and, they do not create a traffic hazard, disrupt the neighborhood with their flashing lights & blaring Ranchero music, or draw an unsavory clientele looking for post-fandango borracho barocho. But a Farmer's Market for a naturally growing plant is deemed a nuisance, unlawful, and harmful to ALL Angelinos. Please...anyone have a spare Saint's ankle bone? I have a dire need for salvation from persecution for a personal belief and physical journey as I slowly migrate away from fermented wheat, yeast & hops in a responsible manner. But hey, as long as the tax-dodging plebeians can gorge themselves on lard & cheap cuts of meat while swilling warm GMO corn syrup laced Budweiser while imbibing pesticide & miticide treated bunk Mexican Cartel Skunk Weed--cough...cough...courtesy of the Zeta Cartel and delivered by Vato street-side-- except that Shake-filled Cartel U-Haul just popped in Bakersfield-- who can judge? Why me, of course! What a bunch of hypocrites. Please with my blessing continue forward towards obesity, diabetes, alcoholism, and lung cancer loyal plebes-- and remember Special Order 90-32-A(1)-- salted meat and sugared vino for all...." Proceed to crucify.
Michael Linda Gerzen July 20, 2014 at 08:23 pm
Well "Los Angeles Superior Court Judge Joanne O'Donnell" Judge Judy look-a-like this is aRead More free market society & it promotes competition & that is good for the medical need. So you impeded the peoples wishes & the design of the law without authority. As for Mike Feuer & his Potty mouth I think both of you need to be impeached.
Buster July 21, 2014 at 08:08 pm
Mike Feuer is an ignorant dumb ass.... Hopefully this will serve to end his political career.
Patch photo credit: Renee Schiavone.
Robert Alphenaar July 14, 2014 at 04:56 pm
So firing rockets is now just a "protest"?
jammer July 20, 2014 at 06:35 am
"a federal officer harmlessly opened fire during the melee, officials said". Only aRead More Gestapo agent is capable of harmlessly opening fire. Anyone else would be arrested, prosecuted, and incarcerated.
Buster July 21, 2014 at 08:13 pm
Don't worry Jammer, the federal agents will investigate themselves and eventually find no wrongRead More doing... That's how they do business
The union representing nearly 10,000 LAPD officers has voted to reject the city's contract offer. Patch file photo.
D. Jude July 13, 2014 at 09:29 am
Tyler Izen....go pound sand you cry baby....never enough money to feed your egos~~!! Besides...allRead More your members do is Pander to the Illegals because your Chief is a Worthless Butt kisser to the Latino Caucas~~! By the way tyler, whatever was the outcome of the accident you had involving the driver that hit you and had no insurance or driver's license?? Can't talk about it because it would Offend your Boss??.. is it true your next door neighbor is Brian Darcy??
LeeRep July 13, 2014 at 03:52 pm
Sorry Mr. Wentz I am partially blind so errors occur... no need to be rude. By the way yourRead More prejudice is embarrassing.
Frank Estrada July 13, 2014 at 05:35 pm
Agree with D. Jude...Police greed.... milk the taxpayers of more and more..Best thing to do is toRead More fire those greedy corrupt POS and hire new police that arent arrogant untrained POS who wont shoot to kill to save their asses first.......Ones that wont take fraudulently take disability just before retirement to keep thier pensions untaxable...I know of police motorcycle cops making close to $200k a year..own several side businesses and are knee deep in corruption.....Of course pandering to illegals and a rotating criminal justice sytems insures and continued game of cops and robbers, keeps the cops in demand and only allows more mayhem in a city that needs mayhem to hide all the theft to the taxpayers by public union purchased city government officials and its employees....LA city needs to be broken up NOW!!!
A Manhattan Beach boy is in critical condition after standing up on the second level of a double-decker bus as it drove under an overpass on the 405 freeway. Patch file photo.
please keep it civil July 17, 2014 at 11:22 pm
I hope you can remove the unnecessary remarks by Saltwater and Budd Smith. Please do. It's ok toRead More give opinions, but not such insensitive comments when a young boy died. We're a small town that is supposed to care for our neighbors. There is NO ROOM for terrible, terrible remarks like those in our community.
please keep it civil July 17, 2014 at 11:23 pm
I am requesting you please remove the remarks made by Budd Smith and Saltwater.
Saltwater July 18, 2014 at 03:01 am
My apologies. As it was originally reported here I had no idea that his injury was fatal.
Statistics released today show that violent crime in Los Angeles is on the rise the first half of 2014. Patch file photo.
Scott Zwartz July 10, 2014 at 12:15 pm
Let's wait and see if they do give more detailed info.
emma July 10, 2014 at 02:27 pm
Guess the rest of L.A. is doing great crime wise. ..or is someone cooking the books..maybe we allRead More should move out of Hollywood, Garcetti's old council district that he has left in an on going violent crime shambles, before we get shot, knifed, or raped, to all these other 'safe' places. Bring on more of his beloved nightclubs, cheap shot bars, density, glass and steel skyscrapers...more more more.. bring in the party buses to Hollywood, the big party place (this is his revitalized 'economic development'), and more drunken shootouts, guaranteed. He has created his west coast version of Times Square, before revitalization.. and without the Broadway Theaters, with the help of the irresponsible C.I.M., BID, and Hollywood Chamber..They are destroying Hollywood..none of them actually live here.. Think of what he can, and will do with the rest of L.A! His crime stats are as 'fatally flawed' as was his false population data to justify his illegal higher density (to accommodate his developer funder's projects), Hollywood Community Plan, that a judge threw out calling his numbers..'fatally flawed' and 'wishful thinking' Why would anyone believe anything he has to say about any data or stats at this point? About anything for that matter.
CHP Commissioner Joe Farrow will meet with activists today upset about video that has surfaced, showing an officer beating a woman on the 10 Freeway. Patch file photo.
PcCrap July 8, 2014 at 04:40 pm
Now let's get the politicians out of Los Angeles so the police and our government CAN UPHOLD OURRead More FREAKING LAWS! The FIRST step an Illegal Alien takes on AMERICAN soil.... get ready... is an ILLEGAL ONE. Apply and wait in line if you want to come here. And btw - how many AMERICANS are killed at the hands of these Illegal Aliens EVERY SINGLE YEAR????? NO ONE WILL TELL YOU THE ACTUAL NUMBER BECAUSE THEY HAVE AN AGENDA TO CONTINUE THIS INVASION. American lives then count for less than the ILLEGAL ALIENS who do not belong here.
PcCrap July 8, 2014 at 04:53 pm
Also, thank an ILLEGAL ALIEN for your outrageous rent and home prices. Supply in demand people.Read More They have ruined SO MUCH of Los Angeles YOU are paying a premium to live in a safer - ever shrinking - decent area.
Los Angeles Mayor Eric Garcetti says LAPD won't detain suspects for immigration officials. Photo credit: Getty Images.
Willie Lump July 8, 2014 at 11:37 am
We like illegals in L.A. After all, laws are made to be broken...
Willie Lump July 8, 2014 at 11:41 am
What's a matter, Garcetti? Did I.C.E. detain your gardener or nanny? If L.A. refuses to complyRead More with Federal law, the Federal government should withhold Federal funds from L.A. Only fair and I'm sure the illegals and their supporters will joyfully pay for the city and county services...
TJ Hand July 11, 2014 at 01:31 am
LOL... You are the mayor, are you not? Immigrants are what makes the US the US of A. How can youRead More decide what is best for 8 million people? We all know that your a SHOW PONY and a hand puppet... Comes with the job.... At least try and act like you are doing your job... Are you going to be the mayor who has brown dead grass in your yard? Proudly drives in a dirty car?
A man was a victim of a shark attack. Photo credit: Eric Hartman
Penny Arévalo July 8, 2014 at 01:23 pm
it was reportedly a juvenile great white. That is correct.
BBW July 9, 2014 at 08:32 am
Swimmer got lucky it could have been a larger shark. I a small shark sank its teeth into an arteryRead More it wouldn't matter. The swimmer could be dead in the time it took to get him to safety. I thought reckless endangerment could get you arrested.
Ed McPherson July 15, 2014 at 10:30 am
Friends: I have started a petition entitled "City of Manhattan Beach and Cal. Dept. of Fish andRead More Wildlife: Ban all fishing from and around the Manhattan Beach Pier," and need your help to get it off the ground. Will you take 30 seconds to sign it right now? Here's the link: http://www.change.org/petitions/city-of-manhattan-beach-ban-all-fishing-from-and-around-the-manhattan-beach-pier Here is why it is important: Anyone who has seen the attached video is outraged and disgusted. The only shark attack in 100 years in Los Angeles County was caused solely by a callous, ignorant group of fisherman. In my opinion, there is no benefit whatsoever to the City of Manhattan Beach or its residents in continuing to allow fishing from the Manhattan Beach Pier. You can sign my petition by clicking here. Please pass this on to anyone that might be interested. -Ed McPherson
Patch file photo by Renee Schiavone.
southernbelle July 12, 2014 at 03:44 pm
I appreciate your comment Jeremiah and I don't think I could've said it better myself, so I won't beRead More redundant. Except to repeat only one thing-- This is why Mr Melhman: "the age limit is based on the medical risk profile that would endanger both the employee and the public he is tasked with serving. The likelihood of sudden debilitating circumstances increases with age and these jobs have a stress level which can precipitate it." I'm still of working age yet from day to day I have bizarre health issues pop up. I run abt 3-5 miles per day, 5-6 days a week. I'm in excellent health. I'm also clever and a bright individual. Yet I've begun having pains in places, and I'm also getting forgetful. My eyesight is decreasing. I get stressed easier than I used to. Because this is our natural human aging process. we age. we just do. ~~~~~~~~~~~~~~ Now, in reading this article, I didn't read, nor did I realize we were discussing being let go at a certain age. I thought we were talking about applying for the job, where can age limit is set due to medical and statistical averages. So I agree with you, I do not think a person should be let go the day they turn 62. Most others do also, that;s why we are offered pensions at particular ages for incentive. ~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~Lastly, your point using vote vs age limits is like comparing dogs to elephants, and completely irrelevant. We're talking about a person's capability to perform a certain type of job.
southernbelle July 12, 2014 at 03:55 pm
**** And I bet SouthernBelle knows something many women and men have forgotten - it's a whole lotRead More more fun acting out the roles when men act like men and women act like women and we all play the game and enjoy life as equal but thankfully different! **** Any good man who values his life knows women are superior to men and don't argue with them because even if you win, you lose!! :-) **** hahahahahahahahahaha!!! Yep, exactly how I feel. There are many many careers out there to choose from. Maybe a girl's passion is to put on 100 lbs of equipment and run up stairs to fight a fire and carry out a 250 lb man- but I'm guessing more aren't than are interested in that. But I'll tell you what, if my daddy's house catches fire and some gal runs up his stairs she best be able to carry him down because HIS life depends on it. And if she can't, then her taking a job she's unable to perform is just wrong.
southernbelle July 12, 2014 at 04:01 pm
one more thing--Mr Melhman, Not sure how long you've been in the area or if you are familiar with LARead More county hiring for Police and fire. But over the past 10 yrs they have had to lower their physical ability testing, as well as their hiring requirements because they had to account for women's physical abilities, and not enough men or women were passing the orals due to prior drug use (even trying it once counts), criminal records (DUI's fall in this), etc. This is also why the quality is lower than it used to be. We haven't seen nothing yet! It's abt to get a whole lot worse because no one wants police officer jobs anymore. so sad how we treat them!
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