"Sonoma County law enforcers are notorious for....and violation of civil rights. There is a pressing need for independent investigations of police misconduct. "
Very true, there is a serious problem of culture within the sheriff's organization, a problem of attitude, arrogance and contempt for citizens' civil rights. I don't know about Threet's "audit" process, but he here discloses he is not considering complaints of more than one year old. He would do well to look at more complaints including older ones and look for patterns of abuse. I filed a written complaint myself and was completely dissatisfied with the "acted appropriately" finding, or whatever they called it. Would have filed another regarding a separate encounter with a different deputy for similar reasons but knowing it would be a waste of time didn't bother.
If the tax fails there will still be increased pressure to crack down on illegal growing in residential areas. It's not as if voting no will give growers in rural residential areas continued free rein. Maybe you should think twice before voting no.
So it must be that only voters registered in the unincorporated areas of the county will be allowed to vote on Measure A?
This was surprising to read. The Board has always seemed to say they have no policy authority over the Sheriff:
"My own personal view of it is the government code does give the board of supervisors supervisorial authority over sheriffs, and that it's rarely exercised."
As it stands it seems the only thing the Sheriff is currently doing that the Board of Supervisors may have issue with is voluntary notice of release date being given to immigration. They do not honor 48 hour hold requests unless accompanied by a court order, in fact it now seems it has been found unlawful to honor hold requests unless they come with a court order.
Banning commercial MJ cultivation in RR districts does more than perpetuate illegal activity, it empowers neighbors to bring civil action against the offenders who are often slumlords who can bring in multiples of the fair market rent by allowing these small homes to have large grows.
The question that should be put to Hopkins is this: Does she advocate "sanctuary" status for Sonoma County because the wine industry fat cats who backed her profit from illegal immigration?
No worries about Hillary disappointing you any longer, you can forget your concerns.
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