May 17, 2018
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TUESDAY WAS NATIONAL POLICE MEMORIAL DAY
The Candlelight Vigil in Washington, D.C.
The following was posted on Facebook by the San Jose Police Emerald Society on Tuesday of this week…
Well, today is National Police Memorial Day. This Memorial Day was created on October 1, 1961, when Congress authorized President John F. Kennedy to designate May 15 to honor peace officers who have made the ultimate sacrifice for our country and to voice our appreciation for all those who currently serve on the front lines of the battle against crime.
The Congress, by a joint resolution approved October 1, 1962 (75 Stat.676), authorized and requested the President to designate May 15 of each year as “Peace Officers Memorial Day,” and the week in which it falls as “National Police Week” and by Public Law 103-322 (36 U.S.C. 175) has requested that the flag be flown at half-staff on Peace Officers’ Memorial Day.
Our friends of the Los Angeles Police Emerald Society Pipes and Drums participated in the activities these past few days in Washington DC. The San Jose Police Emerald Society thanks them for their participation. Well done!
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On a sunny, late summer evening in August 2017, a man walked into a sporting goods store in downtown Seattle and walked out with a stolen 2-3 foot-long ice axe used by mountain climbers to pierce thick ice walls with a single swing. Before leaving the store, the man threatened employees with the axe. He left the store and walked down a busy Seattle street towards a popular downtown area, all the while swinging the axe around.
Seattle police officers followed the man on foot from a safe distance for blocks and repeatedly told the man to drop the axe. The man acknowledged the officers, at times turning and looking at the officers, but he refused the officers’ repeated request-to drop the axe.
After blocks of using time, distance, talk and warnings in an attempt to de-escalate the situation which was consistent with Seattle Police Department’s policy, Officer Nick Guzley exercised his discretion to contain the dangerous situation. But he did not draw his firearm and use lethal force. Nor did he use a Taser, baton or pepper spray. He did not punch, kick, or throw the axe-wielding man to the ground. Instead, Officer Guzley ran up behind the man, bear-hugged him, and stopped the man from doing anyone any harm. And for that heroic act, with the most minimal amount of force one could imagine (if you can call a bear hug a use of force), Officer Nick Guzley faces discipline from his employer. Why? Apparently, he didn’t properly de-escalate the situation.
De-escalation has become something of a buzzword in law enforcement. At its core, de-escalation is a rather simple concept that has been around for a very long time in policing; officers try to slow down a situation so that more time, options, and resources can become available to resolve the situation. To be successful, de-escalation requires a key component: a community member willing to listen and interact with officers. Without that communication, without that voluntary compliance, officers are left with the discretion to take action to stop the threat.
Our communities expect a lot from our officers. And we take their expectations seriously. Our communities want our officers to be thoughtful, to take time to try and talk a suspect into voluntary compliance and, if all else fails, to use reasonable force to subdue a threat to innocent bystanders. We want to do right by the community; it is, after all, our community. But when we ask our officers to meet our expectations and they do just that, we must be supportive, not critical.
What Officer Guzley and the other Seattle officers did that day is exactly what we want from our officers when discharging their core duty of keeping the public safe. Officer Guzley faced a non-compliant man swinging an axe he had just stolen, and Officer Guzley resolved that potentially deadly situation with a hug. He did what we asked of him. And for that, he should be met with our support, not our criticism.
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The SJPOA and other public safety unions demanded the withdraw of Pierluigi Oliverio from the race to replace County Supervisor Ken Yeager after another accused sexual harasser and verbal abuser, Dominic Caserta, resigned from office and withdrew from the Supervisor’s race.
Below is a sampling of the media coverage that unveiled <www.CREEPSHEET.com> that both Oliverio and Caserta landed on as a result of their alleged sexual misconduct.
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THE TRIALS AND TRIBULATION OF SAN JOSE AND THE SJPD
When it comes to positive citizen complaint reports about the SJPD, it seems there is always a “but”…
SJPD Getting Fewer Complaints, But …
—According to report from city’s police watchdog, more officers are being
disciplined for misconduct than at any point in past decade—
By Robert Salonga <email@example.com>
Mercury News — May 17, 2018
SAN JOSE — Though formal citizen complaints against the San Jose Police Department continue a steady downward trend, more officers are being disciplined for misconduct than at any point in the past decade, according to a new report from the city’s primary police watchdog.
Citizen complaints made to police or the civilian Office of the Independent Auditor totaled 222 in 2017, down 24 percent from 292 the year before and 38 percent less than the 357 in 2013, according to the IPA’s annual report. Grievances about arrests and use of force are also sharply down from previous years. Yet within those decreasing figures is a rise in officer discipline, including the termination of two officers for conduct violations. At least one case appears to involve an officer arrested for allegedly leaking confidential police information to aid gang members.
The percentage of citizen complaints validated by police in 2017 was 16 percent, the highest rate since the oversight office was established in 1993, according to the IPA report. The vast majority of those allegations involved procedural and conduct violations.
And, for just the second time in SJPD history, police substantiated a bias complaint filed last year against an officer, the new report revealed. But unlike the first case in 2015, the new instance involved a racial element, specifically an officer “using several unflattering racial stereotypes related to Asians” while responding to a landlord-tenant dispute. Police also found that the officer denied the landlord — who is Vietnamese— an impartial translator.
“We’re really trying to hold a standard,” police Chief Eddie Garcia said. “This police department does discipline its own.”
Overall, the IPA agreed with police on 83 percent of the complaint resolutions that internal affairs investigators reached, and 73 percent of complaints involving force.
“We disagree at times, but always civilly,” said Aaron Zisser, the independent police auditor. “It’s important we continue to engage.”
A key disagreement brought into focus by the IPA report was a use-of-force finding indicating white suspects who resisted police were more likely to end up with no charges filed against them, and that of all suspects who were not charged after a confrontation, white suspects invariably were taken to psychiatric care as opposed to minority suspects who were taken to jail.
That particular finding was reached using the SJPD’s new public online use-of-force data dashboard, but Garcia contested the methodology, and said the conclusion was drawn from a sample size of fewer than 10 cases. Garcia also said it was based on a superficial examination of data and did not consider other reasons that would provide context like how those sent to the hospital exhibited psychiatric distress.
Garcia recalled how critics devalued a report based on the initial dashboard data that found no significant racial disparities in SJPD’s use of force, based on concerns about the data being single-sourced from officers’ reports. If that’s the case, he said, it would be hypocritical to use it to prove a less favorable point.
“When the conclusion is positive, you can’t scream that it’s incomplete, but when it paints us negatively, say it’s good data,” Garcia said. “We’re not perfect. We know we have to get better. But to be mischaracterized like this is irresponsible.”
Zisser acknowledged there should have been a disclaimer about the sample size for that segment, and called for more data access for his office and the community.
“Because we don’t have full access to the underlying data, we don’t know what the person was arrested for. It’s a red flag for further discussion,” he said. “This is what the public sees.”
Andre Chapman, CEO of Unity Care and founder of the Black Leadership Kitchen Cabinet of Silicon Valley, voiced concern about the reliability of the data points used, but stressed the broader tendency of minorities to be treated like criminals rather than someone in a mental-health crisis.
“We don’t recognize how much anxiety and trauma going on in our communities, and it is never reviewed with a mental-health lens,” he said. “We’re over represented in jails, under represented in mental health (services). It’s not just the police, it’s society.”
Chapman added that SJPD is further along than other police agencies in recognizing this issue .
“They’re on the right road, building a culture around community policing and how people are valued,” he said. The IPA report also drew attention to how six of the eight officer-involved shootings in San Jose in 2017 involved someone with a mental illness, and three of them died.
Mirroring a Santa Clara County civil grand jury report last week, the IPA’s office recommended officers undergo “refresher” courses in crisis training; whenever possible, bring severely distressed people to emergency psychiatric care rather than jail; and in cases when a struggling person doesn’t qualify for such transport, direct that person to mental- health resources.
“It’s very troubling to see people in crisis get shot by police. I have a great deal of sympathy for the officers, and it’s hard to see people get into these situations,” Zisser said.
SJPD is currently providing crisis-intervention training to every officer in its 1,000-plus police force and will soon have county-staffed field therapists clinicians available for critical incidents.
Garcia agreed with an IPA recommendation to begin issuing annual public memos outlining lessons learned from officer-involved shootings, and any significant changes to training, tactics and equipment.
Also released along with the IPA report was the police department’s annual report on department-initiated investigations, which covers complaints made against police officers and staff from within the agency, and are not subject to IPA review.
In 2017, the police department received 35 such complaints against sworn personnel, down from 43 the year before. Of the 78 allegations investigated — a complaint can contain multiple grievances — 60 percent were affirmed by internal affairs.
Most of the violations involved procedural rule-breaking and “conduct unbecoming of an officer,” a term used to cover ethical violations. Discipline mostly involved counseling and additional training.
A reserve officer was reprimanded for improperly using force when he put his foot on the back of the neck of someone he detained. Another officer was punished for calling in sick to attend a party where illegal fireworks were set off; and another consumed illegal drugs and lied about it to internal affairs investigators.
One incident that was classified as a procedural violation involved an officer firing his service weapon at a vehicle. It was not deemed a force violation because the use of force was not unlawful, but defied department policy, Garcia said.
And in an era of heightened awareness and advocacy for reporting of sexual and domestic violence, the IPA report called attention to SJPD’s understaffed family violence unit, which consists of a sergeant and two officers in a city that sees more than 3,000 domestic violence reports each year.
Councilwoman Sylvia Arenas flagged the issue at a recent city budget study session.
“The (IPA) report includes data that shows sexual assaults have doubled in the last 10 years, a statistic that concerns me to the point of submitting a budget document to move police department personnel resources to the sexual assault unit,” Arenas said in a statement.
What all sides seem to agree on is how many of the shortcomings in police services are a function of staffing, as SJPD climbs out of a decade that saw the department shrink by a third.
“Everything is easier with more officers in the department and in the neighborhoods,” Mayor Sam Liccardo said. “We can better resource critical areas like domestic violence, and officers will have the time that ensures that nobody is cutting corners on a report before they race off to the next emergency.”
Bill and Leroy,
Once again a big “Thank You” to you both for posting the names of our departed colleagues and friends. It is a special time for me sitting down and going through the list line by line and remembering the many, many memories of my friends. May all of them Rest In Peace.
Jim Silvers <firstname.lastname@example.org>
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I am always saddened when you print the names of all those who have left us. I go down the list name by name every year and think of those that I knew (way too many) and remember fond moments with most of them. Thank you for keeping their memories alive.
I’m sure it is as sobering as it is sad for many readers to go through the list and recall events and conversations one has had with many of those listed. If there was a way to determine past sworn and non-sworn SJPD personnel from the creation of the SJPD in 1849 through the 1940s, the list would have far more than the 594 names it currently has. Since it will be put away for the next 12 months and only added to on rare, sad occasions, here it is once more, this time with numbers…
1. Former Officer David Adams
2. Retired Officer Virginia Adams
3. Retired Sergeant Harley Adams
4. Retired Communications Dispatcher Roy Adams
5. Retired Reserve Officer Dave Aguilar
6. Officer Tom “Wings” Alexander
7. Retired Officer Jim Aligo
8. Retired Police Data Specialist II Pat Alesse
9. Retired Officer David Alvarez
10. Retired Secretary Doreen Amburgy
11. Retired Reserve Officer Keith Anders
12. Retired Sergeant Andy Anderson
13. Retired Sr. Police Data Spec. Beverly “Jill” Anderson
14. Retired Officer Frank Ankenbauer
15. Retired Officer Dick Anthony
16. Retired Captain Joe Azzarello
17. Retired Reserve Officer George Argall
18. Dispatcher Teresa Arruda
19. Lieutenant Cecil Ayer
20. Retired Officer Jim Baggott
21. Retired Sergeant Bill Bailey
22. Former Dispatcher Sally “Sally Dally” Bailey
23. Former Officer Lloyd Baker
24. Retired Sergeant Buck Ballard
25. Retired Captain Gordon “GG” Ballard
26. Retired Officer Gordon Ballard, Sr.
27. Retired Sergeant Jim Barnett
28. Retired Officer Ernie Barozzi
29. Retired Lieutenant Terry Bauleke
30. Retired Sergeant Manny Becerra
31. Retired Officer Bill Bennett
32. Retired Lieutenant Mark Bennett
33. Lieutenant Arnold “Arnie” Bertotti
34. Retired Sergeant Curt Bishop
35. Retired Sergeant Tony “Ants” Biskup
36. Retired Sergeant Don Black
37. Retired Police Chief John N. Black
38. Retired Police Chief J.R “Ray” Blackmore
39. Retired Sergeant Terry Blackwood
40. Officer John Bledsoe
41. Retired Officer Bill “Curly” Bond
42. Retired Sergeant Ron Bondi
43. Retired Officer Richard “Kentucky” Boone
44. Retired Officer Bud Bosque
45. Retired Officer Harold Bounds
46. Retired Asst. Chief Robert “Bob” Bradshaw
47. Retired Sergeant Curt Brandt
48. Former Reserve Officer Reggie Bravo
49. Officer Delia “Dede” Bravo-Carney
50. Retired Sergeant Dave Brickell
51. Retired Chaplain Dave Bridgen
52. Retired Officer Richard “Rocky” Bridges
53. Retired Captain William “Joe” Brockman
54. Retired Police Records Clerk II Wanda Brooks
55. Retired Captain Bill Brown
56. Retired Sergeant Gene Brown
57. Retired Sergeant Mike Brown
58. Former Officer Phil Brown
59. Retired Police Chief William Brown
60. Retired Officer Gordon Bruce
61. Retired Sergeant Ralph Brune
62. Officer John Buck — (Line of Duty)
63. Sergeant John Buck, Jr.
64. Former Officer Runyon A. Buckalew
65. Retired Sergeant Lloyd Buffington
66. Officer Henry Bunch — Line of Duty
67. Former Typist Clerk II Betty Burk
68. Retired Sergeant Chuck Burde
69. Retired Sergeant Bobby Burroughs
70. Retired Dispatcher George Burton
71. Retired Officer Wilbert “Ed” Bush
72. Officer John Cahill
73. Officer Mike Caldarulo
74. Retired Officer Johnny Calderon
75. Retired Officer Raul Camarena
76. Retired Sergeant Bill Campbell
77. Retired Analyst Kathy Campbell
78. Retired Officer Art Campos
79. Former Officer Dan Campos
80. Retired Assistant Chief George Cannell
81. Retired Senior Dispatcher Alice Cano
82. Retired Sergeant John Canuel
83. Retired Sergeant Charles “Charlie” Cardona
84. Retired Records Clerk Velma Cardona
85. Retired Officer Gilbert “Bulldog” Cardoza
86. Former Fiscal Officer Bob Carlsen
87. Retired Sergeant George Carter
88. Retired Assistant Chief Joel Carter
89. Officer Desmond Casey — Line of Duty
90. Retired Sergeant Glen Castlio
91. Retired Officer Dean Cates
92. Retired Staff Analyst Evelyn Cava
93. Retired Police Records Clerk II Gloria Cavazos-Ramos
94. Retired Officer Ivan Chapel
95. Former Sergeant Hal Chapman
96. Retired Alviso Chief Pat Chew
97. Former Officer Steve Chesley
98. Police Data Specialist II Rosemarie Christensen
99. Retired Captain Bob Cleary
100. Retired Reserve Chief George Cochern
101. Former Officer Harold L. Cole
102. Retired Radio Dispatcher Don Coleman
103. Retired Chief of Detectives Bart Collins
104. Former Officer Billy Collins
105. Retired Lieutenant John “Jack” Collins
106. Retired Sergeant Anthony “Tony” Colón
107. Retired Dispatcher Jimmy Compton
108. Retired Sergeant Joe Conversa
109. Police Data Spec. II Marilyn Cordes
110. Retired Sergeant Jim Cornelius
111. Retired Officer Kent Cossey
112. Officer John Covalesk — Line of Duty
113. Sergeant Julian Covill
114. Retired Police Data Specialist Lillie Cox
115. Retired Officer Andy Crawford
116. Retired Officer Bill Creamer
117. Retired Officer Joe Cressa
118. Retired Reserve Officer Chuck Crowell
119. Officer Alejandro “Alex” Cruise
120. Retired Officer Betty Cunningham
121. Retired Officer Marvin “Marv” Curtiss
122. Police Data Specialist Patricia Darby
123. Retired Sergeant Larry Darr
124. Retired Officer Don Davis
125. Retired Officer Jose DeLaCruz
126. Retired Senior Identification Officer Pete DeLuca
127. Retired Deputy Chief Don “D.O.” DeMers
128. Former Sergeant John Diehl
129. Retired Deputy Chief Howard Donald
130. Retired I.D. Technician Peggy Donald
131. Assistant Police Chief Ross Donald
132. Retired Sergeant Ron Dowling
133. Retired Officer Dennis Duey
134. Retired Officer Bob Duffy
135. Officer John Duncan
136. Retired Sergeant Leo Dunn
137. Officer Pete Dupont
138. Retired Sergeant George Dwyer
139. Retired Officer Joe Earnshaw
140. Retired Sergeant Hugo Edes
141. Supervising Public Safety Disp. & Res. Dep. Chief Stan Edwards
142. Retired Reserve Officer Phil “Duke” Ellington
143. Retired Officer Paul Elorreaga
144. Former Sergeant Bob Emerson
145. Retired School Crossing Guard Winnie Emerson
146. Retired Officer Lou Emery
147. Retired Sergeant Jim Emmons
148. Retired Officer Walt Emery
149. Retired Officer Anton “Rich” Erickson
150. Sergeant Gerald “Gerry” (and Carroll Ann) Erickson
151. Retired Officer Richard “Dick” Erickson
152. Retired Sergeant Joe Escobar
153. Retired Officer Bob Evans
154. Retired Sergeant Dave “Porkchop” Evans
155. Former Officer Mitch Fagan
156. Officer Joe Falcao
157. Retired Sergeant Roy Farley
158. Retired Sergeant Fred Farnsworth
159. Retired Lieutenant Bob Fazio
160. Former Legal Adviser and Reserve Officer Royce Fincher
161. Retired Officer Roger Finton
162. Retired Sergeant Fred Flesner
163. Retired Comm. Supervisor Beatrice “Bea” Fletcher
164. Officer Bill Fletcher
165. Retired Reserve Officer Robert Flinn
166. Retired Reserve Captain Charles “Chuck” Flores
167. Retired Sergeant Dave Flory
168. Officer Jeffrey Fontana — Line of Duty
169. Retired Police Records Clerk Maxine Fontes
170. Officer Tom Fowler
171. Retired Typist Clerk II Frances Franco
172. Retired Airport Officer Ross Frantz
173. Retired Officer Don Franzino
174. Retired Reserve Officer Glenn Fudge
175. Sergeant Gordon Fujino
176. Retired Secretary Sally Funkhouser
177. Retired Sergeant Walt Gadsby
178. Retired Dispatcher Claire Gallagher
179. Retired Data Specialist Marietta Games
180. Sergeant Paul “Beans” Ganshirt
181. Senior Account Clerk Darleen Garman
182. Former Reserve Officer Ray Garringer
183. Retired Sergeant Roy Garringer
184. Retired Messenger Clerk Salli Gathers
185. School Crossing Guard Jan Gephart
186. Retired Sergeant Ken Geppert
187. Retired Sergeant Hans “Westgate” Gerdts
188. Retired Lieutenant Bill Gergurich
189. Former Officer Cliff Gerlach
190. Retired Police Records Clerk Nina Gillette
191. Retired Officer Will Givin
192. Retired Senior Office Specialist Fran Goff
193. Former Crime Data Analyst Mara Graves
194. Retired Officer Ray Gray
195. Retired Secretary Ruth Grayson
196. Retired Captain Leon Green
197. Retired Captain John Guerin
198. Retired Sergeant Mike Guerin
199. Retired Sergeant Pete Guerin (Sr.)
200. Retired Sergeant Lovell Guptill
201. Retired Officer Terry Guyton
202. Retired Sergeant Stan Hall
203. Retired Captain Lewis “Lew” Haller
204. Retired Police Records Clerk Betty Hanson
205. Retired Lieutenant Stan Hardman
206. Retired Dispatcher Ken Harness
207. Former Officer Bob Harpainter
208. VOLT Volunteer Bob Harris
209. Officer Marty Harris
210. Officer Tom (and Judy) Harris
211. Retired Captain Charles Hartell
212. Retired Officer Joe Haslemann
213. Retired Officer Jim Healy
214. Retired Officer Rick Heckel
215. Retired Sergeant Al Heiken
216. Retired Sergeant Jim Hellam
217. Retired Deputy Chief Eusevio “Ike” Hernandez
218. Retired Deputy Chief Luis Hernandez
219. Retired Lieutenant Kenny Herrmann
220. Retired Policewoman Janet Hickey
221. Retired Typist Clerk Rae Hildebrand
222. Retired Lieutenant Richard “Dick” Hill
223. Retired Lieutenant Art Hilscher
224. Retired Dispatcher Betty Hixon
225. Retired Sergeant Jim Hober
226. Retired Sergeant Fred Hoffman
227. Retired Officer Vern Hoffman
228. Retired Officer Chuck Hogate
229. Retired Captain Mel Hornbeck
230. Former Sergeant Howard Hornbuckle
231. Retired Assistant Police Chief Stan Horton
232. Sergeant Steve Howard
233. Sergeant Morris Van Dyck Hubbard — Line of Duty
234. Officer Art Huckabay
235. Officer Richard Huerta — Line of Duty
236. Retired Captain Lyle Hunt
237. Former Police Woman Eunice (Long) Huntwork
238. VOLT Volunteer Diana Hurst
239. Retired Police Data Specialist II Sonia Husa
240. Retired Officer Ray Ireland
241. Retired Reserve Captain Ralph Izzarelli
242. Retired Police Data Spec. II Shirley Louise Jackson
243. Former Officer John Jacob
244. Retired Senior Analyst George Jacobson
245. Former Sergeant John Jaeger
246. Retired Sergeant Merle Johns
247. Former Reserve Officer Alfred “AJ” Johnson
248. Officer Michael Johnson — Line of Duty
249. Retired Captain Tom “TJ” Johnson
250. Officer James “Tim” Jones
251. Retired Sergeant Ken Jordan
252. Officer Michael Katherman — Line of Duty
253. Retired Officer Bill Keeney
254. Retired Officer Frank Keffer, Sr.
255. Retired I.D. Technician Betty Keiser
256. Officer Keith Kelley
257. Retired Sergeant Bert Kelsey
258. Former Officer George Kemp
259. Senior Police Records Clerk Verna Kennelly
260. Former Officer Mahlon Kent
261. Former Sergeant Gus Kettman
262. Retired Sergeant Don Kidder
263. Retired Secretary Bernice King
264. Retired Sergeant Marty King
265. Retired Sergeant Tom Kinney
266. Retired Officer Steve Kirkendall
267. Retired Deputy Chief Elmer Klein
268. Retired Analyst II Dick Kleiner
269. Retired Officer Dick Knell
270. Retired Lieutenant Art Knopf
271. Retired Sergeant Ken Kocina
272. Sergeant Ted Korth
273. Retired Officer Vic Kosik
274. Airport Officer Dick Kountz
275. Retired Lieutenant Floyd Kuehnis
276. Retired Photographer John Lancaster
277. Retired Officer Ken Lanch
278. Officer Carter (and Marsha) Langdon
279. Officer Jim “Red Dog” Larson
280. Former Officer Jerry Law
281. Retired Officer Bob Ledford
282. Retired Sergeant Ray “The Deacon” Lee
283. Former Officer Larry LeFall
284. Officer Michael Lewandowski
285. Retired Dispatcher Ralph Libby
286. Officer Charles “Chuck” Lintern
287. Retired Sergeant Bob Lira
288. Officer Jim Lisius
289. Retired Sergeant Dave Longaker
290. Account Clerk II Marion Lopaus
291. Retired Officer Dan Lopez
292. Retired Officer Relles “Ray” Lopez
293. Retired Officer Herman Lorenz
294. Retired Officer Mike Lowry
295. Former Officer Dave Luna
296. Former Officer Tom “TB” Lyons
297. Former Chaplain John MacDonald
298. Retired School Crossing Guard Johanna Machado
299. Retired Sergeant Bill Maddox
300. Public Safety Dispatcher II Keao Mai
301. Retired Officer Roger Malcolm
302. Retired County Dispatcher Belinda Maldonado
303. Former Reserve Officer Tim Malley
304. Typist Clerk II Beth Malnburg
305. Retired Sergeant Jim Manthey
306. Former Officer John “Jack” Marlo
307. Sergeant Elliott “Tiny” Mars
308. Former Sergeant Floyd Marshall
309. Retired Sergeant Jay Martin
310. Retired Dispatcher Jean Martin
311. Reserve Officer Pete Martin
312. Retired Airport and Reserve Officer Bob Marotz
313. Retired Reserve Officer Ray Martinez
314. School Crossing Guard Eleanor Maruca
315. Retired Reserve Officer Lou Masella
316. Retired Sgt. John Mattern
317. Retired Disp. Thaddeus “Tedd” Casimer Matusiewicz
318. Retired Officer William Mauldin
319. Senior Police Data Specialist Frances McCabe
320. Retired Captain E. Dale McCay
321. Retired Sergeant O.D. McClinnan
322. Retired Sergeant Earl McClure
323. Former Officer Garth McCormick
324. Retired Lieutenant Glenn McCourtie
325. Sergeant Mark McDaniel
326. Retired Deputy Chief Ed McKay
327. Retired Deputy Chief Bill McKenzie
328. Former Officer Brian McNamara
329. Retired Police Chief Joe McNamara
330. Retired Sergeant Dan McTeague
331. Police Property Specialist Tarr Mehary
332. Retired Officer Bob Meheula
333. Retired Lieutenant Lloyd Meister
334. Lieutenant Ed Melz
335. Retired Office Specialist II Chris Mendoza
336. Senior Police Records Clerk Shirley Merrill
337. Retired Sergeant Liz Michaelsen
338. Retired Sergeant Art Miller
339. Retired Officer Dorothy Miller
340. Retired Sergeant Herb Miller
341. Retired Sergeant Jess Miller
342. Retired Sergeant Roland “Rolly” Miller
343. Former Officer Steve Miller
344. Former Sergeant Carl Mills
345. Officer Jose “Joe” Molina
346. Retired Sergeant Charles “Chuck” Molosky
347. Retired Officer Ann Moore
348. Retired Lieutenant. Bruce “Blue Eyes” Moore
349. Retired Sergeant Dewey Moore
350. Retired Sergeant Don “Santa Clara Sam” Moore
351. Retired Assistant Policewoman Sharon Moore
352. Officer Rogelio “Roger” Moreno
353. Retired Exec. Admin. Secretary Bonnie Morganthaler
354. Retired Chief Dispatcher Ron Morrill
355. Retired Police Records Clerk Ruth Morrison
356. Retired Dispatcher Antoinette “Fi Fi” Morse
357. Retired Officer Ken Morss
358. Retired Officer James Morton
359. Retired Sergeant Gene Moss
360. Retired Sergeant John Mosunic
361. Retired Officer Fred “Moon” Mullins
362. Retired Officer Pat Murphy
363. Retired Sergeant Charles Murray
364. Former Officer Joshua Murray
365. Retired Chief Communications Dispatcher Ron Murrell
366. Retired Chief Dispatcher Hank Murtha
367. Retired Officer Len Myers
368. Retired Sergeant Tom Nagengast
369. Retired Typist Clerk II Amy Nagareda
370. VOLT Volunteer Marynell Naughton
371. Retired Officer Annie (Hally) Navin
372. Former Officer Glen Neece
373. Former Crime Prevention Spec. Marlin “Cotton” Neufeld
374. Retired Sergeant Rex Newburn
375. Reserve Officer Jack Nichols
376. Retired Police Data Specialist Helene Norman
377. Officer Alvey “Al” North
378. Retired Dispatcher Linda Norwood
379. Former Reserve Officer Terry O’Connell
380. Former Officer Tommy O’Connell
381. Retired Sergeant Dexter O’Day
382. Retired Officer James O’Day
383. Retired Dispatcher Ed “Radio Ed” Oiseth, Sr.
384. Retired Secretary Carolyn Page
385. Retired Police Records Clerk II Phyllis Papa
386. Former Officer David Parbst
387. Retired Crime Prevention Specialist May Parlee
388. Retired Officer John Patrick
389. Former Sergeant John Percival
390. Retired Sergeant John Periman
391. Retired Officer Bruce Petersen
392. Retired Officer Charles “Chuck” Petersen
393. Retired Lieutenant Fred Petersen
394. Retired Dispatcher Shirley Petersen
395. Retired Steno Clerk Carole Peterson
396. Retired Sergeant Courtney “Court” Peterson
397. Retired Sergeant Bill Phelan
398. Former Sergeant Arthur “Art” Philpot
399. Retired Officer Joe Pinkston
400. Retired Police Data Specialist Betty Poe
401. Retired Sergeant Bill Poelle
402. Retired Lieutenant Dave Pollock
403. Retired Typist Clerk II Charlene Poole
404. Retired Captain Eddie Pracna
405. Retired Assistant Chief Jay Propst
406. Retired Officer Dante “Dan” Provasi
407. Former Dispatcher John Puckett
408. Retired Officer William “Willie” Puckett
409. Park Ranger Todd Quick
410. Retired Typist Clerk II Phyllis Quirley
411. Former Officer Dennis Radabaugh
412. Former Officer William Radunich
413. Retired Officer Frank Rafferty
414. Retired Sergeant Lloyd Ralston
415. Retired Officer Anthony “Tony” Ranada
416. Retired Latent Print Supervisor Ken Raney
417. Retired Secretary Pauline Rasmussen
418. Retired Sergeant Hal Ratliff
419. Senior Steno Clerk Constance Ravenstein
420. Retired Police Data Spec. II Carlotta Redmond
421. Retired Officer John Reinert
422. Sergeant Richard “Rich” Reyes
423. Retired Sergeant Jack Richards
424. Retired Officer Ed Ricketts
425. Retired Office Specialist Clara “Marie” Roberts
426. Retired Records Supervisor Maggie Roe
427. Retired Officer Chad “Coach” Rolston
428. Retired Lieutenant Steve Ronco
429. Retired Police Data Spec. II Dolores Rosamond
430. Retired Officer Dennis Rosario
431. Officer Miguel “Mike” Rosas
432. Retired Officer Wendell Rose
433. Retired Lieutenant Charlie Roy
434. Retired Officer Russ Royal
435. Retired Officer Tony Russo
436. Former Sergeant George Sachtleben
437. Retired Identification Officer Bernice Sadler
438. Officer Juan Salcido
439. Retired Officer Paul Salerno
440. Retired Officer Dwight Salsbury
441. Retired Police Records Supervisor Connie Sandoval
442. Retired Officer David Sandoval
443. Retired Sergeant Roy Sanfilippo
444. Retired Lieutenant Greg Sargent
445. Retired Latent Print Examiner Vic Sartin
446. Former Officer Ray Saunders
447. Retired Officer Charles “Charlie” Schaefer
448. Former Officer Michael Schneickert
449. Retired Identification Technician Frances Schotenheimer
450. Retired Sergeant Hank Schriefer
451. Retired Police Data Specialist Elsie Schrull
452. Retired Officer Herman Schwandt
453. Retired Captain Tom Scribner
454. Retired Sergeant Garyn Scott
455. Former Officer Ed Sekaquaptewa
456. Retired P/T Typist Clerk II Regina Sellarole
457. Retired Sergeant Clarence Shannon
458. Senior Police Records Clerk Gretta Shannon
459. Sergeant Chris (and Lynn) Shimek
460. Retired Captain Tom Short
461. Retired Officer Paul Shuman
462. Retired Sergeant Bob Silfvast
463. Officer Gordon Silva — Line of Duty
464. Retired Senior Police Records Clerk Ruth Silverstein
465. Officer Gene Simpson — Line of Duty
466. Retired Sergeant Bob Sims
467. Retired Dispatcher Ethel Sims
468. Retired City & Police Photographer Dan Sisto
469. Former Dispatcher Jim Slater
470. Former Officer Glenn Smiley
471. Retired Officer Bill “Smitty” Smith
472. Retired Police Data Specialist II Charlotte Smith
473. Retired Sergeant Jim Smith
474. Retired Property Specialist Justin Smith
475. Retired Officer Lew Smith
476. Retired Sergeant Ron Smith
477. Retired Lieutenant Ken Stagg
478. Retired Police Data Specialist II Dorothy Stang
479. Retired Assistant Policewoman Clarice “Tawny” Stelzer
480. Retired Officer Mario Stefanini
481. Retired Officer Dave (Watry) Stengel
482. Retired Sergeant Joe Stewart
483. Former Officer LeMoine “Lee” Stille
484. Retired Dispatcher Howard Stout
485. Retired Deputy Chief Larry Stuefloten
486. Retired Sergeant Marc Sturdivant
487. Retired Juvenile Sergeant Stella Sullivan
488. Director of Communications Lyman Swan
489. Garage Attendant Frank Sypert
490. Retired Lieutenant Larry Tambellini
491. Retired Officer Frank Tanner
492. Retired Dispatcher Jim Terra
493. Retired Lieutenant Jim Terry
494. Lieutenant Larry Thannisch
495. Former Sergeant Steve Thatcher
496. Reserve Captain Cal Thomas
497. Retired Secretary Nadine Thompson
498. Former Reserve Lieutenant Greg Thul
499. Former Officer Forrest Tittle
500. Retired Reserve Sergeant Sixto “Toby” Tobias
501. Retired Sergeant Harold “Hal” Toussaint
502. Retired Dispatcher Ron Townsend
503. Account Clerk Pauline Trevisano
504. Former Reserve Officer Ron Tsukomoto
505. Retired Officer Dick Tush
506. Former Officer Mitch Ucovich
507. Clerk Typist Marlene Uyehara
508. Retired Officer Carlos Valencia
509. Dispatcher and Reserve Officer Tom Vanderpriem
510. Retired Sergeant Mike Van Dyck
511. Lieutenant Ernie Vasquez
512. Retired Reserve Captain James “Jim” Vinson Sr.
513. Retired Reserve Deputy Chief Julio Viola
514. Retired Officer Joe Vittoe
515. Former Officer Al Voight
516. Retired Secretary Alice Wagner
517. Retired Sergeant Seymour “Sy” Wakeman
518. Retired Officer Bill Walker
519. Retired Officer Ray Ward
520. Retired Officer Maury Warner
521. Retired Sergent Bob Warrick
522. Retired Sergeant Lloyd Warthan
523. Former Officer Vern Watson
524. Officer Carl and Patricia Watt
525. Retired Officer Steve Weesner
526. Retired Officer Rich Weiser
527. Retired Sergeant Bill Wells, Sr.
528. Retired Lieutenant Merlin “Wheat” Wheatley
529. Officer Robert White — Line of Duty
530. Retired Officer Fred Whitley
531. Retired Garage Attendant Freddie “3-Wheeler” Whitmarsh
532. Retired Officer Leroy Widman
533. Retired Sergeant William “Bill” Wien
534. Retired Sergeant Ron Williams
535. Former Sergeant John Willis
536. Retired Lieutenant Jack Wilson
537. Retired Secretary Maxine Wilson
538. Former Sergeant Frank Winkler
539. Retired Lieutenant Preston “Pres” Winters
540. Officer Bob Wirht — Line of Duty
541. Retired Officer Bill Wiskel
542. Retired Sergeant Bill Wittmann
543. Retired Sergeant Doug Wright
544. Former Officer William “Sharpshooter” Young
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I noticed the name “Carl Watt and Wife” in the listing of lost friends and coworkers you published in the last Farsider, but I don’t recall the name or an incident where the two lost their lives. Just curious. Do you know any of the details?
Red State <Red.State@comcast.net>
The list should have identified the wife as Patricia as it does now, Red. The couple died in a motorcycle accident in 2004, a year before the Farsider was created. You can click HERE for more details.
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Just a note to let your readers know that my dear friend, Erma Herrmann, wife of Lt. Ken Herrmann (deceased), passed away on May 10th after a valiant battle with cancer. Erma loved, supported and was proud to be a part of our police family.
Kenny and Erma stood up for Mike and I when we married in 1976. Lifetime friends are hard to lose, but thankfully the wonderful memories we have will sustain us in the years to come.
Erma’s graveside service is scheduled for Sunday, May 27th at 11:30 a.m. at Los Gatos Memorial Park, 2255 Los Gatos-Almaden Rd., San Jose.
Sharon Miceli <email@example.com>
Erma’s husband, the late Kenny Herrmann, passed away on Feb. 18, 2008. Clicking HERE should pull up his two-page obit from the Feb. 21, 2008 Farsider.
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This is a photo of 3 Old Soldiers (Craig Shuey and me) and 1 Old AF Pilot showing our respects at the WWII Military Cemetery outside of Florence, Italy. Our group of 8 friends was on a 21-day land and small ship adventure along the Western Coast of Italy, Sicily and Malta.
Retirement is Great!! Eat your black hearts out Masters Reed and Constant.
Dan Bullock #1311 <firstname.lastname@example.org>
For those who may be scratching their heads over the reference in the last line of Dan’s missive, “Masters Reed and Constant” obviously refers to former Mayor Chuck Reed and former City Council Member Pete Constant, both of whom were at war with San Jose cops over the pension issue.
MAY’S BIRTHDAY BOYS
The stars from last night’s PBA meeting were May’s Birthday Boys: From left to right we have Ed
“Gramps” Tennant; Al McCulloch; Ted Vasquez; Bill Erfurth; and Darrell Cortez. Happy birthday, guys!
Photo by Aubrey “Bird” Parrott
CALENDAR MARKING TIME
GUN RAFFLE TO BENEFIT THE CHAPLAINCY
ANOTHER CASE OF A BODY CAM SAVES AN OFFICER’S BACKSIDE…
In cases like this, the truth provided by a body cam can also forestall a protest and even a race riot based on a total lie. Press on and you will understand why…
NAACP President Claims He Was Profiled On Stop, Then Chief Releases Video
By Officer Blue — Blue Lives Matter — May 12, 2018
The police chief has openly called NAACP President Rev.
Jerrod Moultrie a liar after his false accusations
Timmonsville, SC — The South Carolina NAACP president posted about how he was racially profiled on a traffic stop, and now the police chief has responded by releasing body cam video and calling him a liar (video below).
NAACP President Rev. Jerrod Moultrie posted to Facebook on April 13 about how he was just racially profiled on a traffic stop.
The allegations in his account are disturbing, and would indicate profiling by the officer — except none of it was true.
Below is an exact transcript of the interaction as posted by Rev. Moultrie:
Me: hello sir how can I help you
Officer: I am stopping you cause you fail to put on a turn signal and do you have any drugs in the car
Me: sir how would you know If I used my tum signal when you was approaching me as I turn and is there any drugs in your car?
Officer: License and registration
Me: sir can I take off my seat belt and get it
Me: (as i open glove box i said sir this is a new car i just purchased and all ! have is bill of sale, insurance card and registration from car I am transferring tags
Officer: ok where you work and who car is this and why you in this neighborhood
Me: sir I am a pastor and I live in the house on the left
Officer: And I guess I am the bill gates
Me: sir what’s the problem
Officer: I ask who car for the last time and why you in this neighborhood
Me: I told you for last time who car and where I live. ( as my neighborhood starts to come out there house) By the way sir can I speak to your supervisor
Officer: walks away with my information When he returned he said did you know your tags comes back to another vehicle
Me: sir I just explain this to you
Officer: you need to park this vehicle and never drive it till you get this straight with DMV
Me: sir I have purchased multiple vehicles and never heard this now officer and I start fussing cause I said well i will be driving my car sir and any time I want
Officer: I am waming you to not drive this car till tags get straight and just know I am doing you a favor tonight not taking you to jail or writing you a ticket
Me: sir you might be doing your Self a favor but you certainly not doing me a favor.
The reverend finished off his post by saying that his wife and baby were in the back seat, but still he was profiled and accused of having drugs.
“Guess I can’t be a pastor and can’t drive a Mercedes Benz and live in a nice neighborhood,” Rev. Moultrie said. “…someone needs to answer for this behavior and this officer will.”
After seeing the post, local community activist Timothy Waters went down to the police department to look at the bodycam and dash camera footage, according to WPDE. He was shocked to see that everything the reverend said was a lie.
“Once I got a copy of that body cam, it’s as if he made the whole story up. And I felt like he set us back 100 years, because think about all of the racial profiling cases (that) are true,” Waters told WPDE.
WPDE reports that Timmonsville Police Chief Billy Brown said that Rev. Moultrie even went so far as to contact him the next morning to claim that he had been racially profiled and mistreated.
“He made a comment that the officer accused him of having drugs in the car. He said that his wife and grandchild was in the car. He asked them not to move because the officer looked as if he might shoot them or something. He also made mention that the officer continued to ask him about his neighborhood. Why was he in that neighborhood? And threaten(ed) to put him in jail in reference to something dealing with the registration to the vehicle,” Chief Brown told WPDE. Except all of those accusations were lies.
“When I saw the video, I was shocked that someone who is supposed to be a community leader, a pastor, and head of the NAACP would just come out and tell a blatant lie. It bothered me. It really bothered me, thinking about the racial unrest it could’ve cost in the community and it’s just troubling to me that someone who held a position like that would come out and just tell a lie,” Brown told WPDE.
Rev. Moultrie refused to comment to the news station, and instead referred them to Timmonsville NAACP officers Kenneth McAllister and Henry James Dixon.
Both men told the station that they didn’t need to see the video because they support Rev. Moultrie, and know that he’s a man of integrity who wouldn’t lie.
Click HERE to view body cam footage of the actual traffic stop.
To review the readers’ comments about this incident, click HERE, then scroll down.
A LESSON ON WHY YOU SHOULD NEVER ASSUME A BB GUN IS A BB GUN
Man Tells 911 that Employee has BB Gun, Cop Finds Out It’s Real When He’s Shot
By Officer Blue — Blue Lives Matter — May 12, 2018
A Sonoma County Sheriff’s deputy was shot by a man with a 9mm pistol.
Sonoma, CA — A deputy was shot Sunday morning after responding to a call from a gas station manager about his employee being armed with a BB gun and acting erratically.
The deputy found out that the gun was a 9mm firearm after he was shot with it.
The incident happened just before 11 a.m. at the Jolly Washer gas station/car wash in the 19200 block of Hwy 12 in Sonoma, according to the sheriff’s office.
The manager called 911 and said that a 19-year-old employee was acting strange and refused to go home when told. The manager also said that the suspect appeared to have a BB gun.
Two deputies responded to the call and made contact with the manager, according to The Press Democrat.
The deputies found the suspect “acting suspicious” behind a grey pickup in the car wash line. When the deputies went to make contact with him, he pulled out a 9mm pistol and shot one of the deputies.
One deputy returned fire, but missed as the suspect ducked behind the truck. The suspect’s gun jammed. When he threw it to the ground he was taken into custody.
It was determined that the suspect’s gun was loaded with snake shot, which is a type of round that shoots multiple small projectiles.
The deputy who was shot was wounded in multiple parts of his body from the snake shot, and was airlifted to the hospital.
He is in good condition and expected to survive.
“He appears to be in good shape and should have a full recovery,” Sonoma Police Chief Bret Sackett told the media, according to The Press Democrat.
The suspect’s charges have not been released at this time.
Click HERE to review the readers’ comments about this article.
TALK ABOUT A “BUZZKILL”
New Law: Kansas Cops Can’t Have Sex During Traffic Stops
By Dion Lelfler <email@example.com>
The Wichita Eagle — May 10, 2018
A new Kansas law makes it a crime for police to have sex with people they pull over for traffic violations or detain in criminal investigations.
The new law bans sexual relations “during the course of a traffic stop, a custodial interrogation, an interview in connection with an investigation, or while the law enforcement officer has such person detained.”
Now, you may be asking, wasn’t that illegal already?
Actually, it wasn’t.
Kansas was one of 33 states where consensual sex between police and people in their custody wasn’t a crime.
That came as a surprise to members of the House Judiciary Committee, who got the new law passed in a bundled bill with several other law-enforcement measures. Gov. Jeff Colyer signed it into law Thursday.
Rep. Cindy Holscher, D-Olathe,
introduced the bill.
She said it spun off the case of Lamonte McIntyre, a Kansas City, Kan., man released last year after spending 23 years in prison for a double murder he didn’t commit.
The investigation in that case led to multiple affidavits alleging that the detective who made the arrest, Roger Golubski, had a long history of coercing sex from women in Kansas City’s black community by threatening to arrest them or their relatives if they didn’t comply.
Holscher said she was also moved by a case in New York where a teenager claimed she had been raped by two police officers in the back of their van, but no charges were filed because the officers claimed the sex was consensual and therefore legal.
Kansas law previously said “there shouldn’t be sexual relations between police and persons in jail, but it didn’t say anything about if they had been stopped on the streets or were in their custody,” Holscher said.
“This helps the person who was detained in their neighborhood or stopped for a ticket, that type of thing,” she said.
Lawmakers on both sides of the aisle embraced the change, saying it was long overdue.
“Those of us who have been there for a few years thought it was something that had already been taken care of in the law,” said Rep. John Carmichael, D-Wichita, an attorney and member of the Judiciary Committee.
He credited Holscher, who took office last year, for bringing a new perspective that uncovered the loophole.
“She called me about this. I said, ‘You mean it’s not against the law?’ She said, ‘No, it’s not,'” Carmichael said. “I checked with the reviser (of statutes) and it was not specifically against the law in Kansas.”
Getting away with sex on the job would be a lot harder for police officers now, because most stops are recorded on body cameras, said Rep. John Whitmer, R-Wichita, and also a member of the Judiciary Committee.
But he said it could happen and it’s good to have a law in place if it does.
“Most officers are great guys and women who are working hard, but there’s always the one,” he said.
A WARNING FOR YOU GOLFERS WHO ARE THINKING OF TURNING PRO
PGA Star Allegedly Attacked by Wife After Terrible Round
By Jackie Salo — New York Post — May 15, 2018
PGA star Lucas Glover’s wife was arrested for violently attacking the golfer over his poor showing at The Players Championship, authorities said.
Krista Glover was arrested Saturday on battery charges at a home the couple rented in Ponte Vedra, Florida, not far from the competition at Sawgrass TPC, the Daily Mail reported.
The 36-year-old is accused of causing bodily harm when she “forcefully attacked” the 2009 US Open winner and her mother-in-law in front of their two kids, according to the St. Johns County Sheriff’s Office.
When officers arrived at the scene, Lucas told them that, according to authorities, “when he plays a bad round of golf, Krista proceeds to start an altercation with him and telling him how he is a loser and a p—y.”
He said she then continued berating him about “how he needs to fire everyone, and how he’d better win or her and the kids would leave him and he would never see the kids again,” according to the police report.
Glover made the initial cut in the prestigious tournament, but a 78 in Saturday’s third round made him a 54-hole victim.
The 38-year-old golfer, however, tried to convince officers not to take his wife to the slammer, according to the Daily Mail. Despite his pleas, deputies arrested Krista because the golfer and his mother suffered visible lacerations.
The golf star responded Tuesday on social media to the domestic violence reports.
“Regrettably, although Krista was charged, we are comfortable that the judicial system is able to address what actually happened and Krista will be cleared in this private matter,” he wrote on Twitter. “We thank you for respecting our privacy as we work through this situation.”
When deputies handcuffed her, she became physically aggressive and tried to escape the arresting officer, news station WJAX reported.
She then put up a struggle as officers attempted to place her in the patrol car, wrapping her legs around the door and frame, according to the police report. Once inside the vehicle, she started screaming and kicking the door.
“Wait till the tour hears about this,” Krista reportedly said. “You will lose your job. This is why cops get shot in the face. Wait till I talk with the judge, you will be f–king fired over this.”
The golf pro’s wife was booked at St. Johns County Jail, where she was released Sunday on $2,500 bond. She also faces charges for resisting arrest.
ONLY SEINFELD FANS WILL UNDERSTAND THE MEME…
Cuomo Tells Banks To Cut Off NRA, So Ammo Manufacturers Retaliate By Completely Cutting HIM Off
By V. Saxena — DownTrend.com — May 1, 2018
Click HERE if you need to be reintroduced to the Soup Nazi
Last month the governor of New York tried to stick it to the National Rifle Association by ordering his officials to pressure financial institutions like banks and insurers to stop conducting business with the five million-member-strong gun rights organization. Little did he know at the time that he had just screwed up royally.
“I am directing the Department of Financial Services to urge insurers and bankers statewide to determine whether any relationship they may have with the NRA or similar organizations sends the wrong message to their clients and their communities,” Gov. Andrew Cuomo said in a press release published April 19.
Roughly a week after the governor launched his veritable war against the NRA, one of the country’s “premier ammunition suppliers to law enforcement” struck back by completely cutting off Cuomo’s administration.
“Hornady will not knowingly allow our ammunition to be sold to the Government of the State of NY or any NY State agencies. Their actions are a blatant and disgusting abuse of office and we won’t be associated with a government that acts like that. They should be ashamed,” ammo manufacturer Hornady announced on Facebook:
While Hornady tried to humbly downplay the potential impact of this effective ban against Gov. Cuomo’s administration, the implications could in fact be huge, given that “multiple state agencies need guns and ammunition,” as noted by Tom Knighton at Bearing Arms:
“What happens when, because of his comments and his push to destroy the gun industry, they can’t get the resources they need? What then? Oh, someone will sell to them…at exorbitant prices that keep the retaliatory aspect intact. The law of supply and demand will come into play, after all. If you’re the only one who will sell to them, and they absolutely need it, you can name your own price.”
For such bans to truly be successful, however, more manufacturers need to follow suit. Just imagine what would happen if every manufacturer that provides ammunition, accessories or even guns to Cuomo’s administration cut him off.
Writing for Ammoland, David Codrea argued that gun owners and national/state gun rights groups should also do their part by making those manufacturers that stand up to the gun-grabbing left their preferred brands:
“It’s the best way to demonstrate that such leadership in appreciated form those who show it, and expected from those who do not. … This is something national and state gun groups could take the lead on, at least the ones not afraid to rock the boat. And it’s past time gun manufacturers stopped acting like neutral parties, willing to reap the benefits of RKBA activism as long as they don’t have to take a stand.”
In other words, if you believe in the Second Amendment, don’t just talk the talk — walk the walk!
CALIFORNIA VS. TEXAS
Contributed by Ken Hawkes
• The Governor of California was jogging with his dog along a nature trail when a coyote jumped out and attacked the Governor’s dog, then bit the Governor on the ass.
• The Governor started to intervene, but reflected on the movie “Bambi,” and realized he should stop because the coyote was only doing what is natural.
• So he called the county’s Animal Control officers. They captured the coyote, then billed the State $400 to test it for diseases and an additional $700 to relocate it.
• The Governor next called a veterinarian for his dog, which had bled out and died from its wound. The vet collected the dead dog and billed the State $800 to test it for diseases.
• The Governor then went to the hospital and spent $4,500 getting checked for diseases from the coyote and to get his bite wound treated and bandaged.
• The running trail got shut down for 6 months while Fish & Game conducted a $400,000 survey to make sure the area was now free of dangerous animals.
• The Governor authorized an expenditure of $50,000 in state funds implementing a “Coyote Awareness Program” for residents of the area.
• The State Legislature spent $2 million to study how to better treat rabies and how to permanently eradicate the disease throughout the world. The study is still being conducted.
• The Governor’s security agent was fired for not stopping the attack, and the state spent $150,000 to hire and train a new agent with additional specialized training on how to deal with coyotes.
• PETA protested the coyote’s relocation and filed a $15 million lawsuit against the state.
• The Governor of Texas was rolling along in his wheel chair with his dog along a nature trail when a coyote jumped out and attacked his dog, which suffered a serious bite but survived and healed on its own after the dog was immediately taken to see a vet.
• The Governor shot the coyote dead with his state-issued pistol and kept on rolling down the trail with the wounded dog in his lap. The Governor had spent $2.50 on a .45 ACP hollow-point cartridge.
• Buzzards ate the dead coyote.
And that, friends, is why California is broke and the great State of Texas prospers.
STORIES OF THE WEEK
The 51st Shade of Grey
From Joe Devane
Four guys have been going to the same golfing trip to St. Andrews for many years.
Two days before the group was to leave, Jack’s wife put her foot down and told him he wasn’t going.
Jack’s mates were very upset that he couldn’t go, but what could they do?
Two days later, the three arrived in St Andrews and found Jack sitting at the bar with four drinks set up!
“Wow, Jack, how long have you been here, and how did you talk your wife into letting you go?” asked one member of the group.
“Well, I’ve been here since last night. Yesterday evening I was sitting in my living room chair and my wife came up behind me, put her hands over my eyes and asked, ‘Guess who?”
“I pulled her hands off, and there she was, wearing a sexy nightie. She took my hand and pulled me into our bedroom. The room had candles and rose petals all over. She had been reading “50 Shades of Grey” and on the bed were ropes and a pair of handcuffs. She then told me to tie her up and cuff her to the bed, so I did. And then she said, ‘Do whatever you want.’ So here I am!”
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A Burning Question
From the Archives
A husband and wife are lying quietly in bed reading when the wife looks over at him and asks:
“What would you do if I died? Would you get married again?”
Husband: “Definitely not!”
Wife: “Why not? Don’t you like being married?”
Husband: “Of course I do.”
Wife: “Then why wouldn’t you remarry?”
Husband: “Okay, okay, I’d get married again.”
Wife: “You would?” (with a hurt look)
Husband: (audible groan)
Wife: “Would you live in our house?”
Husband: “Sure. It’s a great house.”
Wife: ‘”Would you sleep with her in our bed?”
Husband: “Where else would we sleep?”
Wife: “Would you let her drive my car?”
Husband: “Probably. It’s almost new.”
Wife: “Would you give her my jewelry?”
Husband: “No, I’m sure she’d want her own.”
Wife: “Would you replace my pictures with hers?”
Husband: “That would seem like the proper thing to do.”
Wife: “Would you take her golfing with you?”
Husband: “Yes. Those are always good times.”
Wife: “Would she use my clubs?”
Husband: “No, she’s left-handed.”
Husband: “Oh crap.”
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How the Human Race Began
From the Archives
A little girl asked her mother: “How did the human race begin?”
The mother answered: “God made Adam and Eve and they had children, and so was all mankind made.”
Two days later the girl asked her father the same question: “How did the human race begin?”
The father answered: “Many years ago there were monkeys from which the human race evolved.”
The confused little girl returned to her mother and said: “Mom, how is it possible that you told me the human race was created by God, and Dad said they developed from monkeys?”
The mother answered: “Well, dear, it is very simple. I told you about my side of the family and your father told you about his.”
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Inquisitive minds want to know…
From the Archives
A 3-year-old boy was examining his testicles while he was taking a bath.
“Mom,” he asked, “are these my brains?”
“Not yet,” she replied.
THE BEST OF THE LATE NITE JOKES
May 8 — 14
May 8: Facebook founder Mark Zuckerberg is funding a major effort to find extraterrestrial life. Zuckerberg said, “I truly believe somewhere out there is intelligent life whose personal data I can sell.”
President Trump is urging West Virginians to vote against a Republican Senate candidate who is a convicted felon. Trump said, “I don’t want that guy in the Senate — I want him to be my next lawyer!”
People are pointing out that Melania Trump’s new kid’s initiative “Be Best” sounds a lot like Michelle Obama’s initiative, “Be Better.” Not only that, Melania wants to copy Michelle Obama’s other idea of moving out of the White House immediately.
It’s come out that Red Sox star Mookie Betts is related to soon-to-be royal Meghan Markle. This means there’s a chance that one day there will be a “King Mookie.”
In a new interview, billionaire Warren Buffett called Bitcoin “rat poison.” Which is an unfair comparison because people actually understand how rat poison works.
In Utah, a couple gardening in their yard found the skeleton of a 16,000-year-old horse. After hearing about it, Arby’s asked, “Any meat on those bones?”
May 9: Best Buy has redesigned their logo in order to make it more modern. Best Buy’s CEO said, “With this new logo, we’re going to sell a lot of VCRs.”
President Trump said his summit with Kim Jong Un will not take place at the DMZ. Trump said, “Forget about it, everyone knows the lines at the DMZ are too long.”
Three American citizens were released today after being held prisoner in North Korea for as long as two years. But when they found out Donald Trump is the president, they immediately fled back to North Korea.
An American Airlines employee berated a young mom for carrying a breast pump. Although it’s still better than the time the same mom was on Spirit Airlines and she was asked to feed everyone in coach.
Three American hostages detained in North Korea have been set free. Melania Trump asked, “Hey, if you’re freeing hostages, can I go too?”
May 8: We had an earthquake 4.5 on the Richter scale at right around 5 a.m. this morning. Did you feel it? I didn’t either. I slept right through it. Whenever we have an earthquake in L.A., first thing you do is stay calm and, as quickly as you can, get to your phone to post “Anyone feel that?” on social media. That’s how we handle it.
The epicenter was about 90 miles away in a town that’s known primarily for outlet stores, Cabazon. The quake was especially intense there. But don’t worry. Ann Taylor Loft is OK. There was no damage.
In a way it was refreshing to wake up to an earthquake that didn’t come from the president’s Twitter account for a change.
Yesterday the president announced that he’d be making an announcement at 2:00 this afternoon on the future of our nuclear pact with Iran. He’s been teasing this like it’s a new “Star Wars” trailer.
Trump said the Iran deal is a horrible one-sided deal. It never should have been made. I bet anything he hasn’t read one word of that deal. He knows none of the details. This is not a popular decision. Lawmakers from both parties spoke out against this. The British prime minister and French president said they regretted Trump’s choice. Even Russia said they were disappointed, though that is a lie. They love it.
Trump said he will re-impose sanctions on Iran. And, as a result, Iran said they will immediately resume enriching uranium. But Trump says if Iran doesn’t fall in line, look out.”
“If the regime continues its nuclear aspirations, it will have bigger problems than it has ever had before.” That’s right, don’t test him, Iran. He will turn your whole country into a poorly run casino like THAT!
Meanwhile, the president’s legal team will decide next week whether or not he should testify before special counsel Robert Mueller. Trump could sit with Robert Mueller and get caught in a lie or even worse, get caught in the truth, which would be devastating.
The Wall Street Journal reports that Trump’s lawyers put him through a four-hour practice session. They were only able to get through two questions. He’s like the old lady from “The Notebook.” “OK, first things first: Your name is Donald Trump and you’re president of the United States. Go.”
Trump’s lawyers requested that he be able to answer the special counsel’s questions in writing instead of in person. Robert Mueller said no. That makes sense. Look at his handwriting. [photo of Trump holding signed document with spiky signature] They’d have to bring in a cardiologist to translate it for them.
The president’s lawyers don’t trust him to answer questions but they do trust him to be president. It makes no sense at all.
The president is also said to be unhappy with his newest attorney, Rudy Giuliani. He’s been making a mess on cable and network news. Trump is reportedly irritated and disappointed by the interviews Giuliani’s been giving. He’s like, “Look, I’ll say the crazy stuff. You stick to pretending it isn’t crazy.” Can you imagine being so rambling, incoherent, and contradictory that even Donald Trump is like, “You’re embarrassing me.”
They say he may even ban Giuliani from doing any more interviews. I hope not. It would be like when they killed off Mr. Eko on “Lost.” It’s too soon.
May 8: Today is National Teacher Appreciation Day. Our entire audience is filled with New York City public school teachers. Be honest, how many of you threw on a movie and left school early to be here?
But Teacher Appreciation Day is very special. It’s the one day each year when we tell our teachers that there’s no one we’re prouder of, and our teachers are like, “There’s no one OF WHOM you’re prouder.”
And Teacher Appreciation Day is a great time to give your teacher a card or an apple or what they really deserve — a bottle of wine and a straw.
Today, teachers can get buy one, get one free burritos at Chipotle. Or as students put it, “Looks like we’re going to have a substitute tomorrow.”
President Trump is getting annoyed with Rudy Giuliani’s TV appearances, because he keeps going off-topic. Trump staffers were like, “Yeah, it must be really awful having to deal with that.”
Uber says it hopes to have flying cars in operation by 2020. It’s all part of their plan to help drunk people throw up faster.
May 9: Jennifer Lopez is here tonight! She’s on the show “World of Dance,” which is sort of like “Dancing with the Stars” except the dancing is good and they’re actual stars.
It came out that Trump’s lawyer may have paid off Stormy Daniels using money he got from the Russians. When Rudy Giuliani heard that, he was like, “Ohhhh, boy! Oy.”
Stormy Daniels’ lawyer, Michael Avenatti, says Trump’s lawyer Michael Cohen might have gotten Stormy’s hush money from a Russian businessman. Even the Avengers are like, “OK, there are way too many characters.”
It’s pretty crazy that Stormy Daniels’ money could be traced all the way back to Vladimir Putin. In response, Putin said, “Donald can spend allowance however he wants.”
Trump’s lawyer may have used money that’s tied to Vladimir Putin, which is why Trump called Putin his “Sugar-Vladi.”
A group of MIT graduates just opened a restaurant in Boston where the chefs are all robots. Which makes it extra creepy when you find a hair in your food.
Last night, a Picasso painting of a naked girl was sold at an auction for $115 million. So, congrats to the middle school boys who all pooled their lunch money together to buy it.
May 14: President Trump made a Mother’s Day video where he called his mom a great person, really warm, and really smart. Which can only mean one thing — Trump was adopted.
In the video, Trump called his mom warm, but also tough. Then he released another video where he said the same thing about thin crust pizza.
Secretary of State Mike Pompeo said that Kim Jong Un watches American TV and probably watches Fox News. Then Kim was like, “Sorry, but I only watch ‘Riverdale.’”
A lot of people think the U.S. might be starting a trade war with China. But this weekend Trump tweeted, “Be cool, it’ll all work out.” In a related story, the president may have just discovered weed.
Rudy Giuliani said that lately Trump has only been eating half the bun on his burgers to be healthier. And also because Trump knows that if he grabs a full bun, he’s going to owe it $130,000.
We want to send our best to Melania Trump, who’s doing well after having kidney surgery. When the doctor said she could go home in a few days, she was like, “Let’s not rush it.”
Starbucks just announced that now anyone can use its restrooms, even if they haven’t bought anything. Then everyone was like, “Cool, so we’ll just continue doing what we’re doing.”
May 8: President Trump today officially announced the U.S. would pull out of the Iran nuclear deal. I have to say I’m kind of surprised. Usually when Trump doesn’t like a deal he just stays in it and violates all the terms.
President Trump announced today that the U.S. will pull out of the Iran deal and said, “When I make promises, I keep them.” Then Melania laughed so hard her mouth fell off.
According to The Wall Street Journal, during a recent informal four-hour practice session for an interview with special counsel Robert Mueller, President Trump’s lawyers were only able to walk him through two questions. To be fair, No. 3 was when they started to get tough. “And what’s your third child’s name?” “Oh, no, oh. Oh, I’m screwed. I want to say it’s not Barney.”
According to CNN, President Trump has been flustered by the negative coverage generated by Rudy Giuliani’s recent interviews. As opposed to Giuliani, who is only flustered by lights, cameras, questions, and talking.
Yesterday, White House press secretary Sarah Huckabee Sanders disputed reports that first lady Melania Trump lives with her parents in Washington, D.C., and not at the White House. While Rudy Giuliani went on Fox News and said she is, and gave out the address.
May 9: President Trump tweeted today that a date and place have been set for his meeting with North Korean leader Kim Jong Un. And for their safety, they decided to have the meeting in a place where you wouldn’t expect to find either of them — in the treadmill section of an L.A. Fitness.
According to The New York Times, the shell company that President Trump’s lawyer, Michael Cohen, used to pay Stormy Daniels received payments from AT&T. To thank them, Cohen will be using AT&T for his one phone call.
After President Trump announced the U.S. withdrawal from the Iran deal yesterday, the supreme leader of Iran said, quote, “This man will turn to dust and his body will become food for snakes and ants.” Oh, man, it’s worse than we thought. Iran’s supreme leader is Goth.
When asked today if he thinks he deserves the Nobel Peace Prize, President Trump responded, “Everybody thinks so, but I would never say it.” Hey, reporters, stop asking him if he thinks he deserves stuff.
Einstein Bros. Bagels shop is now serving mac and cheese bagels. So if you love bagels, and you love mac and cheese, I hope you have a great personality.
A new study on domestic partners found that women spend more time doing chores than men. The study was called “DJ Khaled.”
May 14: White House senior advisor Jared Kushner spoke today at the opening of the new U.S. embassy in Jerusalem. It’s great practice for Kushner, because next week he has to do an oral report in Social Studies.
Today was Facebook founder Mark Zuckerberg’s birthday. I don’t really care, I just wanted to give away some of his personal information.
Strong winds in California recently caused a bouncy house with a child in it to be blown from a backyard and onto a nearby highway. Authorities say the child is OK, and the child said, “Greatest. Bouncy House. EVER.”
A new poll has found that a majority of Americans say that driverless cars will have a big impact on the elderly. Specifically, if they don’t cross the street fast enough.
May 8: Facebook is adding a new feature that will allow people to use Facebook as an online dating app. Facebook might be good at this. They already did such a good job matching up American voters with Russian trolls.
Hasn’t Facebook always been a dating site? Specifically, for married men in their 50s who leave their wives after reconnecting with their high school sweetheart. That’s it, isn’t it?
I’m not sure Facebook understands why we use Facebook. Facebook isn’t for finding dates; it’s for finding people we used to date. Then we silently judge them, feel better about ourselves. That’s the only use for Facebook.
Meanwhile, Instagram just announced their own new update — they’ll be adding a new anti-bullying filter to weed out insulting comments. Once bullying is removed from Instagram, you’ll only be able to find it on every single other website on the Internet.
But a bully filter is a great idea. And they should be applauded for this, but you know what would be even more useful? A brunch filter. As soon as someone posts a photo of their avocado toast, they are immediately removed from the site.
A high school in Michigan has faced a backlash after announcing that female students who attend prom wearing revealing dresses will be given something called a “modesty poncho.” Yes, because we all know bare shoulders are the most dangerous thing threatening school kids these days.
This is supposed to promote wholesome values, like the wholesome scene of a 64-year-old shop teacher staring at a female student and saying, “Hey! You look way too hot tonight.”
A new species of water beetle discovered in Malaysian Borneo has been named, and they’ve named this beetle after the actor Leonardo DiCaprio. To which Leonardo DiCaprio said, “Thank you? I guess?” Coincidentally, Malaysian Borneo is where Leonardo DiCaprio’s next girlfriend was born in 2001.
May 9: This morning, the president went on Twitter to attack the press and in the process, he seemed to admit he believes that any negative news coverage about him is fake. He wrote, “The fake news is working overtime… 90% of the network news coverage about me is negative (fake).” Wait a second — that means Trump thinks 9 percent of news about him is positive. How is that possible? It can’t be, can it?
Then Trump wrote, “Why do we work so hard in working with the media when it is corrupt? Take away credentials?” Trump wants to know if he should take away the credentials of people spreading fake news. [shows screenshot of Rudy Giuliani on Fox News] And the answer is: Yes. Yes, he should.
Trump went on to say that he only gets his news from credible places like “Fox & Friends,” Sean Hannity, and of course, totally-real-MAGA-news.biz.
Yesterday it was revealed that Donald Trump’s personal attorney, Michael Cohen, who made a $130,000 payment to Stormy Daniels, had received half a million dollars from a Russian businessman with ties to Vladimir Putin. This story sounds like a word problem you’d see on a math test: If Michael Cohen received $500,000 from the Russians, but only gave $130,000 to Stormy Daniels, how many years does Michael spend in jail?
Today, Michael Cohen’s lawyers defended him, saying there was nothing illegal about the transaction. The interesting thing is that Michael Cohen is such a bad lawyer that even Michael Cohen doesn’t use Michael Cohen as a lawyer.
H&M has announced their new spring collection will be catering to the modest fashion market, with outfits that cover up more of your body. They’re calling it “Modest” fashion. Which is the No. 1 compliment you want to get on what you’re wearing, isn’t it? “Jane, love your dress, you look so modest.”
These outfits aren’t as revealing as some of the other ones at H&M. But don’t worry, they will still fall apart in the washing machine just as quickly.
A Colorado woman was tracked down by police after blowing up a microwave at 7-Eleven. Now, that’s not the crazy part — she did it while trying to heat a cup of urine. I sympathize with this woman, I know how it can be in the morning. I mean, don’t even talk to me until I’ve had my first cup of urine.
Police found the woman at a nearby clinic where she was planning to take a drug test for a potential job. Imagine being the person testing this urine. “No signs of marijuana, but why is it 3,000 degrees?”
May 14: There was some big Supreme Court news today. The highest court in the land has struck down a federal law that banned sports gambling. So now it’s going to be legal to bet on sports. Then every sports fan in America was like, “Oh, good! We can start betting now.” Whew.
This is all part of Trump’s new economic initiative, “a failed casino for every state.”
The Supreme Court ruling came down seven-to-two, which is weird because my bookie had it at eight-to-one. Before the ruling, it was only legal to gamble in the state of Nevada. As a result, Las Vegas is changing their slogan to, “What happens in Vegas, apparently happens in other places now, too.”
Meanwhile, President Trump is still trying to work out a trade deal with China. Yesterday on Twitter, Trump tried to reassure Americans that the United States would work out a deal, writing, “Be cool, it will all work out!” Be cool? What are his next words of wisdom? Chillax? If it doesn’t work out with China, no biggie, either way it’ll be sick.
In other Trump news, according to a new article, most weeknights Donald Trump and Fox News host Sean Hannity have a bedtime phone call with each other. Just when you thought Trump couldn’t be more in love with Fox News. You just know they end every phone call like, “You hang up first, Sean.” “No, you hang up first.” “Well, you didn’t hang up either!”
Reports say that whenever he is really upset, Hannity is always there with those reassuring words Trump wants to hear: “Be cool, it will all work out.”
Papa John’s has started selling extra-large jugs of its signature garlic sauce. Each jug of garlic sauce is 8 pounds and costs $20. You know you’re depressed when you consume something by the 8-pound jug. But Papa John’s says it’s a lifetime supply of garlic sauce. Because you’re not expected to survive long enough to need a second jug.
Starbucks has announced that its bathrooms will now be open to anyone who walks in, regardless of whether they buy anything. Hold on, so they’re saying, this whole time Starbucks hasn’t been a public bathroom? I didn’t even know.
Starbucks says their bathrooms are now open to all people who want to use them. With one small exception — anyone who just polished off an entire jug of Papa John’s garlic sauce. That’s a no-no.
WEEKLY SNOPES URBAN LEGEND UPDATE
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THE LIGHTER SIDE AND OTHER ODDS AND ENDS
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For the golfers among you, this compilation of trick shots has to be SEEN to be believed. (2:16)
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The title of this clip calls the vessel a “container ship,” but it’s not. It is, however, a cargo ship that snapped into two pieces after the crew was rescued. What the guy hanging from the chopper has in mind we have no idea. Perhaps he was a a member of the crew who forgot his wallet and wanted to go back to retrieve it. WHO knows? (3:10)
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Once in a while when I’m in need of a good laugh I turn to my Chuckle File and watch one of a dozen clips I have collected over the years. This one is a snippet from the movie “Never Back Down.” I’ll let it SPEAK for itself. (0:55)
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Gary Leonard received this preliminary report from the TSA showing
some stats for 2017. When it is confirmed it will be released to the media.
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Wife: So, what did you do today?
Husband: I changed a light bulb.
Wife: Is that all? I did the laundry, vacuumed the house, cooked three meals and more. And you changed a light bulb?
Husband: Yes, and I filmed it. (Click HERE)
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We would be remiss if we didn’t give a shout-out to Mike and Karen Thompson for reaching their GOLDEN plus one-year anniversary. A little birdie sent us this pic that he said he found on Facebook above a caption that read, “51st.” We knew it wasn’t anywhere close to either of their ages, so it had to be an anniversary number. Congrats, guys!
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If you are a fan of model railroads you have probably seen the YouTube video of the grandest layout of them all, the one located in Hamburg, Germany. Just as impressive is this giant layout listed as the largest model railway of Russia. It is unbelievably huge and detailed. The Russian description by the creator and one of his artist-modelers that has been translated to English explains what makes the layout so unique. Have a LOOK if you are interested in this sort of thing. (26:05)
For those who haven’t seen the king of model railroads, THIS link will take you to a preview of the “Miniature Wunderland” in Hamburg which is acknowledged as the largest model railway in the world. (4:54)
You can also view the full-length video Hamburg’s Miniature Wunderland by clicking HERE.
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For the paranoid among you, Lumpy says these shoes will guarantee
those tracking you will not be able to follow your moves. On the
downside, seniors won’t know if they are coming or going…
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Can any of you living in the area of Branham High in South San Jose confirm this report of a boom and mysterious light in the sky on March 25th? If so, we would like to hear your impressions. The incident is covered in the first two minutes of THIS video titled “The Best UFO Sightings of 2018.” (32:48)
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Speaking of UFOs, check out what has been called an out-of-this-world encounter by the crew of Japan Air Lines Flight 1628 over Alaska. The aircraft was a cargo 747, so only the flight crew was on board. Clicking HERE will put you in the cockpit with them. (10:28)
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Bruce Fair should be able to confirm or deny this…
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Is this a face that only a mother could love? (We’re referring to he Sloth, not Sir David Attenborough.) This clip is an excerpt from the BBC production titled“Planet Earth,” and we recommend it highly if you are interested in the WILDLIFE that inhabit our planet. (2:54)
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The individual pictured below is Lufthansa Chief Pilot Jurgens Raps who is on the next to the final flight of his long 41-year career. This first video follows in real time the landing of his Airbus A-380 at SFO. Pay attention to this video and you may be able to land the largest passenger airplane in the world, just don’t look for Leroy or me to be one of your passengers!. Jurgens’ final flight back to Germany from SFO follows.
What makes these videos special is the use of numerous cameras in the cockpit, on the ground, in the towers and even a camera mounted on the vertical stabilizer (tail). Click HERE to join the Capt. and his First Officer in the cockpit as he approaches SFO. (14:31)
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Again in real time, this is the beginning of Lufthansa Capt. Jurgens’ final flight of his career as he gets ready to depart SFO and return to Frankfurt. On board are 526 passengers and a crew of 24, including the Capt. and his First Officer. In recognition of his retirement, as you will see in this video, Capt. Jurgens was given permission to ride his Harley on the tarmac at SFO the day prior to departure. Click HERE to view this video. (21:28)
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If you want to continue and watch Capt. Jurgens’ congratulatory landing in Frankfurt, clicking HERE will get the job done. (14:27)
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The quote near the end of this clip received from Comrade (& retired Motor Sgt.) Kosovilka says it all: “When you see Tim Coleman, or any top extreme enduro rider, pulling those ridiculous stunts, you can be sure there were countless hours of repetitions, crashes, mistakes and bruises to get there.” Clicking HERE will add context to that quote. (4:52)
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Rock on, guys and gals. We’re proud of you for keeping a lost art alive and, for those of us over the age of 60, providing us with a trip back several DECADES. (5:16)
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Roger Coen suggests you think twice before ordering an Amazon Echo (Alexa) for your car. THIS is why. (1:02)
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Meet Bill and Lorraina. They are in their late 60s and like to show what true love is all about by sharing fun experiences like taking a ride on the Slingshot. Hang on, Lorraina, it will be over SOON. (2:29)
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Do you have what it takes to be a Special Agent for the FBI? Take THIS test and find out. (7:46)
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Caution: You are about to enter Canine Country…
This is an archived photo of the SJPD K-9 Unit of 1969. Pictured are (L-R) Jack Morris; Dave Lustig; Bruce Hodgin; Ed Conway; Harry Stangel; Terry Moudakas; Rock Wooley; and the late Bill Bailey.
If you have an old photo you would like to share, email it to <firstname.lastname@example.org> and include the year it was taken, the name(s) of the individual(s) in the picture and any other relevant details.
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This Hope for Paws challenge wasn’t just to rescue a Pit Bull momma that had just given birth to 7 pups, but to also retrieve her puppies from under a house. With some assistance from a couple of local residents, Eldad and Lisa accepted the challenge as THIS clip shows. (5:36)
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This rescue involved a homeless Cocker Spaniel that Lisa named Amos. When all was said and done, the result was one very HAPPY Cocker Spaniel. (3:58)
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To describe this little Maltese as saying it was severely matted was a gross understatement. It needed both rescuing as well as medical attention. The little dog Lisa named Violet eventually recovered and was delighted to get fostered while waiting for a FOREVER home. (4:00)
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Could this be why the dog left home?
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This week’s closer takes us to Disneyland where the Tachibana Brass Band from Kyoto, Japan, is strutting its stuff on Main Street. What a talented group of mostly young ladies who are obviously having as good a time as those lining the street and taking it all in. The “Swing” portion of the performance that starts at the 3 minute mark is something special. Have a LOOK and enjoy the music and the musicians’ bubbling personalities. (7:37)
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