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Anaheim Police Assoc. Mobilizing Against Proposed Oversight Commission

The Anaheim Police Association blasted out this e-mail this morning, asking for recipients to e-mail the Anaheim City Council to express their opposition to Mayor Tom Tait’s proposal for a citizens police oversight commission: Support Your Anaheim Police! Anaheim Mayor Tom Tait and his supporters are attempting to weaken our police force by implementing policies and police review procedures that ...

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What A Surprise: Eight Anna Drive Residents File Claims Against Anaheim

Remember the notorious incident last July that took place on Anaheim’s gang-ridden Anna Drive when Anaheim police jousted with residents in the wake of the shooting of fleeing gang member Manuel Diaz? As if we could forget. Well, eight residents of Anna Drive have filed claims against Anaheim citing, according to the OC Register, “physical injuries, emotional trauma, violations of constitutional protections against ...

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Anaheim in Wonderland: More Yellow Journalism Coverage of Anaheim

Anyone looking for modern examples of yellow journalism will find a stunning example of it in this Al-Jazeera “”Faultlines” news report on Anaheim’s recent civil unrest, which aired in December 2012. It is crystal clear the Al-Jazeera reporter set out, from the get-go, to establish an agenda driven narrative: the Anaheim police are racists who target Mexicans. The reporter barely ...

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Anaheim In Wonderland: Who Needs Oversight? Gangs or Police?

Since when are the police, and not gangs, the problem? There is something unreal about the coverage and hubbub surrounding the issue of oversight of the Anaheim Police Department. This unreality is evident in this this Voice of OC account of an exchange between Anaheim Police Chief John Welter and left-wing agitator Duane Roberts: The debate in Anaheim about police conduct ...

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Anaheim Officer Cleared In Shooting of Gang Member

The OC Register reports that Anaheim Police Officer Dan Hurtado has been cleared in the March 2012 shooting of a gang member: The Orange County District Attorney’s Office has cleared an Anaheim police officer who shot and killed a 21-year-old gang member after the man ignored commands to stop and pointed a shotgun at the patrolman, an investigative letter released ...

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Another Gang-Related Shooting In Anaheim

There was another gang-related shooting in Anaheim, which took place this evening on the 700 block of north East Street. The OC Register reports: Officers arrived to find a male suffering from at least one gunshot wound lying on a sidewalk in front of a residence. The victim was taken to a hospital in critical condition, Dunn said. It wasn’t ...

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14-Year Old Fatally Shot In Gang-Related Shooting

Last night, at the political street theater known as the Anna Drive candidate forum,  Anaheim council candidates promised to sharpen the “listening” skills fashionably considered the key to ensuring public safety. Meanwhile, the same night, a couple of miles away a 14-year old boy was shot to death in what police say was a gang-related shooting. Perhaps the culprits are still working ...

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John Leos Supports Taxing Visitors To Disneyland & Angel Stadium

Six of nine Anaheim council candidates attended at last night’s street side  candidate forum on gang-infested Anna Drive. Judging from pictures on Voice of OC and the OC Register, the audience didn’t outnumber the candidates and forum organizers by very much. Nonetheless, some useful information emerged in the coverage by the VOC and OCR. John Leos, the government union activist ...

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Office Manager for Anaheim Police Union Nabbed for Embezzlement

The OC Register reports that the office manager for the Anaheim Police Association — the union representing the city’s police officers — has been charged with embezzling more than $360,000 during a five-year period: From August 2007 to March 2012, according to the allegations, [Cindy Ann] Su’a took more than $360,000 by altering her signed paychecks, Labreche said. Su’a used ...

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The OC Register’s Schizophrenic Endorsement of John Leos, Part 1

“Unexpected” would be an understatement to describe the OC Register editorial board’s decision to endorse government union activist John Leos for the Anaheim City Council. The endorsement editorial admits as much when it acknowledges Leos’ “affiliations with Orange County Employees Association and Orange County Labor Federation. That’s one way to soft soap his deep commitment to government unionism, which the ...

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