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Re: “Hospital Fever

It is refreshing to hear the voices of RNs, the actual caregivers who work at the bedside and see first-hand the impact of the decisions of those working in the corner office. Health care services are shrinking, and privatizing, and becoming more expensive and exclusive, even in the face of Obamacare. Hopefully for the rest of us, Nurses like these will lead the way to a place where health care is a human right. Go Nurses!

12 likes, 1 dislike
Posted by Northbay Leftpost on 12/11/2013 at 10:00 AM

Re: “My Son's Ashes

Thank you to the Bohemian for the continuing coverage on this story. I pray to God that Andy Lopez's family would get the attention their story deserves.The other local news media outlets coverage of this story are neither informative or noteworthy with only a few seconds of their airtime. Please continue to have coverage of any upcoming events in Andy's honor.
Thank you again.

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Posted by Sebastopolfan on 12/05/2013 at 10:36 PM

Re: “Dec. 7: Merle Haggard at the Uptown Theatre

Merle Haggard is scheduled at the Uptown theatre on December 7, 2013. This coming Saturday December 7, 2013

Posted by h on 12/05/2013 at 9:55 AM

Re: “Watch Cotati Police Kick Door In, Tase Resident

WE DO LIVE IN A POLICE STATE SIR.. If u think we r free in this country u r str8 retarted.
They might as well call this country Nazi America..

1 like, 1 dislike
Posted by Michael D Leet on 12/02/2013 at 8:09 AM

Re: “After the Verdict

As a friend of Mark's, I think there are other circumstances that came to play in this terrible tragedy. There was clear and irrefutable evidence that there was drug use involved with Houston, the son. It was never well established during the trial that Houston was free of the amphetamines that he had been using, or whether or not he was experiencing withdrawals.

At this point,those factors are no doubt irrelevant. But, they are worth noting to those of us who stood on the sidelines and suffered the loss of Mark's friendship and his wonderful music. God rest you Mark --- we mourn your loss, but celebrate your life and the joy you brought to so many of us.
Roger Good

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Posted by roger good on 11/25/2013 at 10:06 AM

Re: “13 Year-Old Boy Fatally Shot by Sonoma County Sheriff's Deputies

Thanks to today's society, video games and movies and pure ignorance... people can let their kids run around with replica assault rifles... Even when school and public shootings are becoming a almost more than a annual event. That toy was made to look exactly like a real ak-47. They make replica airsoft guns that even have real accessories on them. Now days everywhere else outside of our peaceful bubble we call America (even occasionally inside of our peacefull bubble) 12 year old boys pick up ak-47's that look exactly like Andy's toy gun and kill people. I have held, handled and operated many ak-47s including airsoft replicas and the only difference is the replicas don't go bang and shoot lethal projectiles. I would like to see all of you who slander the officer involved imagine yourself in simular situations and think what comes to mind... Your family to go home too? Your partners family to go home too? Or sit there and try to figure out when that person is going to raise their weapon and shoot you even after you gave them proper task direction to do so. Good luck with those few seconds of decion making. Unfortunately deadly force is the hardest decision to make no matter how experienced you are. Unfortunately there are plenty of cops who die because they made a different decision and waited 1 second to long and got shot to death... I guess no one or the media cares about those stories. My heart bleeds for Andy's parents and the officer who had to make that decision to shoot an innocent child and deal with that for the rest of his life. Shame on all of you folks and immature kids who live in Disney land slandering these people who protect you from all the real violence and fun things that go on right outside your border. Maybe you should go live in one of the many places where the cops actually just shoot, rape and slaughter people on a daily basis for kicks and thrills because their cartel police boss told them to do so. Back back to playing grand theft auto in your bubble.

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Posted by Forest Reimann on 11/20/2013 at 8:58 AM

Re: “Efren Carrillo Charged with Misdemeanor Peeking, Victim 'Disappointed'

This guy is an accident waiting to happen...............again. What is going to be next? He should be cut off from any public salary NOW! He is a liability and walking time bomb.

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Posted by Rick Carsten on 11/13/2013 at 7:49 PM

Re: “Culture of Guns

could we have more information about the Defense Department study and your apparent claim that the government has worked or is working to make us all more likely to kill somebody in combat? I like a lot of what you say but that paragraph seems like it could use some references.

Posted by Sam Carruth on 11/12/2013 at 9:33 AM

Re: “Nov. 2: Emmylou Harris and Rodney Crowell at Wells Fargo Center

Any review of the Show?....Rodney C. was great in Cotati during 1980... And so was his wife, Rosanne Cash with The CherryBombs..

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Posted by Brad Pipal on 11/03/2013 at 8:33 AM

Re: “Efren Carrillo Charged with Misdemeanor Peeking, Victim 'Disappointed'

We are denied justice....Only those that they want are under charged...Others have L.E's., whom carry a felony "leaded paddle." L.E's making falsehoods and sending innocent victims to prison have occurred...L.E.'s shooting up a homeowners master bedroom ceiling with a .308 Browning BLR rifle and making felony falsehoods to cover up the incident is the norm....This is Sonoma County....The year 2013 D.A. Jill Ravitch covers up torture, mayhem, and paralysis for life...And now the State Attorney General has appointed a Napa D.A. that is undercharging a sexual crime in under ware from a prowling suspect under the influence....Politics in California has overruled, "justice."

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Posted by Brad Pipal on 11/02/2013 at 10:21 AM

Re: “Efren Carrillo Charged with Misdemeanor Peeking, Victim 'Disappointed'

CA PC 647 (i) Who, while loitering, prowling, or wandering upon the private property of another, at any time, peeks in the door or window of any inhabited building or structure, without visible or lawful business with the owner or occupant.

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Posted by okie_flats on 11/01/2013 at 12:01 PM

Re: “Efren Carrillo Charged with Misdemeanor Peeking, Victim 'Disappointed'

What is the actual code violation for Peeking? Is it PC 647(i) which was the prowling listed on the court calendar?

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Posted by okie_flats on 11/01/2013 at 11:52 AM

Re: “13 Year-Old Boy Fatally Shot by Sonoma County Sheriff's Deputies

Why don't you try and do the job? Wait to be fired at first! You are absolutely insane! Do you think cops go to work wanting to discharge their weapons at someone? Absolutely not! Why don't you look at the real problem and that is these companies are allowed to make BB guns, pellet guns, and toy guys look anything similar to a real gun! That's the issue! Get off your soap box and away from the rest of the herd of sheep and look at the fact! Cops don't have to nor should they have to wait to be fired at or attacked before they use the amount of force that is reasonable to maintain control. Yes it is unfortunate that a 13 year old lost his life. If the company that manufactured the BB gun made it look completely different so that anyone even the oblivious could tell it was fake then this wouldn't have happened!

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Posted by Justice for the police on 10/29/2013 at 9:01 PM

Re: “Efren Carrillo Charges Postponed Again

Lorenzo Dumas covers S.C.S.D. officers that force many off the road while driving non-Code three....Don't believe a single word..He has employees that paralyze innocent victims...He is a liar...

Posted by Brad Pipal on 10/28/2013 at 9:44 AM

Re: “13 Year-Old Boy Fatally Shot by Sonoma County Sheriff's Deputies

This week Santa Rosa, CA made global news! It was a story about a sick community that needs help. A continuing spectacle of the struggle with children and guns in America. Santa Rosa is now the place where cops mistakenly shoot children carrying fake guns.

I've lived in santa rosa for over a year now and one of the things I've gotten used to is that there are always kids around, often playing in the streets till late at night, most of them Latino. Although, since Thursday it has been strangely quiet, kids haven't ventured far from their apartments into the vacant lots or streets where they usually play, yell, and cause trouble.

It's possible that they are scared because one of their classmates was shot by cops after school this week. Maybe they also saw cops chasing one of their older brothers through the apartment playground last weekend, taking him down with no less than 10 automatic weapons pointed at his head while he was handcuffed on the ground in front of them. I imagine it's a scary time to be a kid in my neighborhood.

Many people are asking where the parents where. I see them everyday, leaving for jobs before sunrise and often coming home after 2 in the morning, working in all of the surrounding labor and service industry jobs. Many parents with multiple low wage jobs have to leave their kids home with older siblings or cousins because they need to work. Unfortunately, this leaves the younger kids out in the streets unsupervised while their older siblings stay inside to play video games, learn about drugs, sex, and gangs.

I understand that there is a real problem here with drugs and gangs and also with extremely aggressive police officers. I also understand the concern with seeing anyone with an AK-47 (real or not) walking down the street. This is a complex problem that needs to be addressed, and I believe it may be beyond the capacity of our community and local government to deal with on our own.

How many children have ever played with bb guns, plastic guns, or home made weapons in the fields around their house? It's something we do in America. It scares me to think that kids will continue to kill at schools. It also scares me that cops will start shooting kids for playing guns, especially as halloween approaches and more of them will be out in the streets with plastic weapons....

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Posted by dj on 10/28/2013 at 12:40 AM

Re: “Monkeywrenching the Data Mines

This idea might actually work. I'm nervous that if I like everything my pages will be full of stuff I don't like, like Michelle Bachmann. But I can see how snoops and commercial profiling would fail if I feed the beast way too much. If we all do it in a short period of time..... Ya never know. It might back up like a cybernetic sewer.

Posted by George Leddy on 10/27/2013 at 5:55 PM

Re: “13 Year-Old Boy Fatally Shot by Sonoma County Sheriff's Deputies

This story makes me heart-sick. All of the details will be analyzed by those investigating and the public will only hear about the most obvious and least critical details. There is so much that is not published, not shared and can't be rationalized; few people ever hear the whole story unless it goes to a jury.

The debates over 'toy vs. replica' or 'shoot first ask questions later', ultimately are just factors in the more important issue of the lack of communication.

My prayers are with the Lopez family and all others who are feeling pain at the loss of Andy Lopez. My prayers are with the investigators, that they will look into every factor and truly find where justice lies. My prayers are with the officers that if/when they return to duty it will be with a greater sense of diplomacy and compassion.

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Posted by Patricia DeSantis on 10/24/2013 at 3:23 PM

Re: “13 Year-Old Boy Fatally Shot by Sonoma County Sheriff's Deputies

Jake Bauer, these pigs have no conscience. He'll forget about murdering this poor child as soon as he returns from his paid vacation...

5 likes, 7 dislikes
Posted by Mike Rose on 10/24/2013 at 9:05 AM

Re: “13 Year-Old Boy Fatally Shot by Sonoma County Sheriff's Deputies

More training needs to be applied. This is happening all over the country. The law officers panicked. How many times was the subject shot? Really? True, it was stupid for the kid to have the repl. gun, but to die for it? Shame on the Sonoma Co. sheriff dept.

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Posted by Thefatherfigure on 10/23/2013 at 7:55 PM

Re: “13 Year-Old Boy Fatally Shot by Sonoma County Sheriff's Deputies

Trigger happy thugs, the whole lot. The cops have immunity, so nothing will happen. Free to murder again. Abolish ALL immunity laws and this will stop.

Citizens rise up against immunity laws!!!

9 likes, 12 dislikes
Posted by terry on 10/23/2013 at 3:40 PM

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