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Re: “Fremont Withholds Records of Fatal Police Shooting of Pregnant Teenager, Despite New Transparency Laws

This article clearly states that it is being withheld pending a federal lawsuit brought on by the family. Once all lawsuits are over, the records can be released (per the norm). Once again EBX is putting the cart before the horse and expecting (quite accurately based upon the public comments) for their readers to jump to conclusions based upon their own bias instead of reading the article themselves.

Posted by VicenteMora on 01/16/2019 at 7:44 AM

Re: “Should Berkeley Police Be Using 'Spit Hoods?'

APRICHETT: police arent mental health experts or caregivers, but they are often called to respond to assess whether or not a person going through a mental crisis is violent. Paramedics will not show up unless the scene has been deemed secure by law enforcement.

Putting a mesh bag (very similar in sheerness to the ones you wash your delicate skivvies in) over a spitting persons face is much more effective than having every officer put a face mask on his or her own face. Those little surgical masks only protect nose and mouth. What about the eyes? A loogie travels and can slip all over your face. Paramedics very very often will use spit masks on patients themselves to prevent a loogie from flying all over the paramedics and ambulance.

If officers/ paramedics come into contact with bodily fluids, they often times have to get shots and medication in the event the person is infected with a communicable disease. That may be a slight inconvenience to you (who I assume works in a nice toasty office and has no field experience), but imagine going through that several times a week at work if you did not have a tool at your disposal that would immediately decrease that risk substantially.

The spit mask is in no way a solid black sack that kidnappers use in movies. It is literally a mesh breathable bag. Perhaps a ride along in an ambulance rig and/or police car would do you some good in educating yourself in these types of situations.

Also, how are you comparing the use of a see through mesh baggie that fits loosely over a spitting persons face to any type of use of force reporting ? I highly recommend educating yourself.

Posted by VicenteMora on 12/28/2018 at 8:12 AM

Re: “Should Berkeley Police Be Using 'Spit Hoods?'

Max, Ill come to your cubicle and spit on you several times, then well see if you bring a spit mask to work with you the next day. But you cant use it because some moron thinks a mesh sack is traumatizing. I really hope your degree in left handed puppetry didnt put you too far into debt, because theres no way a journalism degree led to this cow pie of an opinion piece.

Posted by VicenteMora on 12/27/2018 at 9:07 AM

Re: “Police Commissioners Spar with Oakland Police Department Over Authority to Revise Search Policy

So these folks elected to accept probation and/or parole in lieu of jail time. They accepted in their agreements that they would be subject to a search based upon the search clause at any time in any place. Officers are simply following the terms of the probation and parole that these individuals accepted. Let me just reiterate the fact that they accepted these terms in lieu of jail time. These individuals could have not accepted this deal that was presented to them and instead have remained in jail to serve the remainder of the sentence. OPD (and every other police agency) is legally allowed to search persons on probation or parole to ensure that they are in compliance with the contract that the person agreed to.... but lets stop allowing officers to enforce the terms of a contract that the probationer or parolee accepted and lets have the parolees run Oakland... right into the ground.

Posted by VicenteMora on 12/12/2018 at 4:02 PM

Re: “Ignoring Signs of Danger, CHP Allowed Man to Die in Jail

Bad guy does something bad and somehow its someone elses fault ? Meh. Not a loss.

Posted by VicenteMora on 12/12/2018 at 6:13 AM

Re: “Oakland Police Commissioner Resigns Calling the Oversight Board's First Year a 'Squandered Opportunity'

If anyone has actually observed one of the many Commission meetings, its clear that these people have absolutely no idea what their reach is. They spent a solid portion of one meeting trying to pen a letter to ICE demanding that ICE stops calling themselves police. Even after it was made clear to them by one of the commissioners (who actually is able to use his brain) that they have no oversight over ICE. They bicker amongst each other constantly, have zero understanding of basic penal code, policy or procedure regarding quite literally anything, or any notion of what POBAR is. The commission has turned into a circus and the commissioners are the clowns spraying each other in the face.

Posted by VicenteMora on 11/30/2018 at 8:00 AM

Re: “Lawsuit Alleges Ankle Monitoring Practices Are Akin to Extortion

I have zero sympathy for James Brooks. He elected to drive while intoxicated and accepted wearing an ankle monitor in lieu of incarceration. Hes inconvenienced by having to troubleshoot his monitor? Im inconvenienced by him driving drunk.

Posted by VicenteMora on 08/08/2018 at 9:30 AM

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