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Andy Smith July 19, 2014 at 09:23 am
How ridiculous. That's like arresting Amtrak for all of the times the cops pick up peopleRead More transporting marijuana in big suitcases in their baggage cars (it happens frequently---you'd be surprised). Amtrak has nothing to do with that----they're just transporting baggage. Same thing here---FedEx is just transporting a package; they have no clue what its contents are.
Desert Rat July 20, 2014 at 10:32 am
Political grandstanding
Mark Talmont July 21, 2014 at 01:24 pm
Meanwhile the national news networks seemed to miss the story when Google got caught in a similarRead More scheme, actually with more evidence of complicity. Not easy to find the story but here are two sources: http://www.wired.com/2013/05/google-pharma-whitaker-sting/all/ http://www.tomsguide.com/us/Larry-Page-Canadian-Peter-Neronha-online-pharmacies-Justice-Department,news-12323.html The story was mentioned briefly on the Leo LaPorte show and in more depth by John Batchelor (who noted that Clinton DOJ henchwoman Jamie Gorelick was brought in to negotiate the half-billion $ settlement; Gorelick now sits on the Google board.
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.
Alix Catherine Tichelman aka AK Kennedy/Facebook page. Photo credit: shadowboxerphoto.
randy albin July 16, 2014 at 11:54 am
well, anything for sensationalism. what kind of titillating news does this make up? what form ofRead More silliness. how can these people be like this?
Patch file photo by Renee Schiavone.
Holly girl July 16, 2014 at 09:29 am
About time. Drivers are treating El Camino like its 101 or 280.
d wave July 16, 2014 at 09:49 am
what about busting some of those knuckle-dragging bikers who rip the stock pipes off their bikes?Read More 120 DB on el camino travels all the way to Beresford.
Adrian Smith July 16, 2014 at 11:56 am
What was all the rumpus in Pacifica manor this morning? Motorcycle cops and sheriff's department outRead More in swarms.
terry mccaffrey July 15, 2014 at 10:31 am
How many illegals did they get? God, they're so busy!
Reality Check July 16, 2014 at 03:44 pm
RCPD's last DUI checkpoint screened 1,076 drivers over 7 hours (average of 5 drivers every 2Read More minutes) ... and yielded only 1 arrest. Not bad for an entire shift's worth of overtime for what must have been around a dozen or so of RWC's finest. So, so busy indeed!
File photo.
Tim Kelly July 12, 2014 at 11:02 am
In the 70's I almost accidentally stepped in front of a train on Broadway in RWC. Crossing guardRead More down, southbound train on east track; after it passed I walked across the track and there was a northbound train on the west track which I did not see/hear until it was almost too late. I think that is what happened to Thor who had some sweet non identical twin sisters that I saw one day in so cal in the 90's.
Gene Firpo July 11, 2014 at 11:18 pm
Got it Brad...trains kill! Stay off the tracks jack ass!
terry mccaffrey July 12, 2014 at 10:15 am
There has to be an easier way to commit suicide than going all the way here from WC to stop a trainRead More literally in its tracks. What a selfish loser.
Gene Firpo July 12, 2014 at 03:38 pm
The loser got what he needs...rest in Hell !
Reality Check July 9, 2014 at 10:27 am
Specially trained officers "will be available"? Is that what we call "standingRead More around" pulling down heavy-duty overtime pay now?
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!
Ed Kravitz July 5, 2014 at 08:14 am
LOCAL MOTEL ? YEA! RIGHT! TIME FOR A GEOGRAPHY LESSON MADAM EDITOR.
John Richards July 5, 2014 at 12:55 pm
What is your problem Ed? Check the byline. The story was posted by the San Mateo Patch.
all-c-ing-eye July 7, 2014 at 01:59 pm
pictures please, why not? can you confirm my bias thoughts on what the pimp looks like.
Isaias Hernandez / Hillsborough Police Department
Bite Koch July 1, 2014 at 03:59 pm
I find it amazing that burglaries commited in Hillsborough are solved within hours when burglariesRead More commited in San Bruno, SSF and San Mateo are still unsolved! The two burglaries commited in December in my neighborhood are still unsolved.
(Photo Credit: San Mateo County Sheriff's Office)
Teresa July 1, 2014 at 08:47 pm
Agree Jay !! Did you watch the Soccer today :)?
Jay Hartman July 1, 2014 at 08:52 pm
Totally missed it. I hate when work gets in the way of fun! :D :D
Susan Swope July 1, 2014 at 10:28 pm
I just wish that people would look into situations a bit before jumping to conclusions.
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