Anaheim Police

Yesenia Rojas Arrested For Outstanding Warrant; Says Police “Are The Gang” in Anaheim

Yesenia Rojas, an SEIU-USWW organizer from Anna Drive who has become a de facto media spokesperson for that neighborhood and an active supporter of by-district council elections, as arrested this morning by Anaheim police. According to posts by her network of supporters and friends on Facebook, Rojas was brought in on an outstanding warrant for either interfering with the justice ...

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We Learn Nothing When the Fox Guards the Henhouse

Robert A. Naslund was a brilliant scholar and professor I respected highly during my years as a doctoral candidate at the University of Southern California. An expert in curriculum and assessment, he expressed concern that persons with a vested interest in the outcome of teaching should never assess or evaluate instruction: “Teachers should never administer school achievement tests because they ...

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The City Council Spent Way Too Much Money Too Soon

In my blog of September 21, I explained why the upcoming use of video cameras by Anaheim police officers will not provide transparency. State laws and court decisions will prevent public disclosure of the video evidence police collect. I also noted several reasons for spending $1,100,000 cited by members of the city council to purchase these cameras: accountability, trust, alleviating ...

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Cops With Kodaks Will Not Increase Governmental Transparency

During the meeting of the Anaheim City Council last week, Mayor Tait commented on its approval to spend $1,100,000 for cameras to videotape police activities, a technology whose effectiveness has not yet been firmly established. Tait referred to “developing transparency, accountability, and trust throughout the community.” I was reminded of words spoken by another governmental official. “[I am] committed to ...

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Body-Worn Cameras Modify Criminal Suspect Behavior, Too

Tomorrow night, the Anaheim City Council will consider spending $1.25 million over five years or the purchase, maintenance, etc. of 250 body-worn video cameras for Anaheim police officers. There will doubtless be a parade of the usual “cops are racist murderers” types who will exploit this item during public comments tomorrow night, and media coverage tends to reinforce the perception ...

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Council Election Update: Donna Acevedo Pulls Papers

Anti-police activist Donna Acevedo filed her formal intention to run for city council back in March of this year. She has now taken the next step by pulling nomination papers, which have to be returned completed with the requisite number of valid signatures by 5:00 p.m. on August 8. That brings to five the number of candidates who have pulled ...

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Artist Selected for K9 Police Dogs Memorial

Excerpted from the OC Register: A pair of life-size, bronze German shepherd dogs standing in alert poses atop marble pedestals will serve as the official monuments dedicated to Anaheim’s police canines, designed by an artist renowned for her series of law enforcement dog sculptures across the country. Susan Bahary was selected by the Anaheim Community Foundation, which has taken the ...

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Scenes From Saturday’s Anti-Police March in Anaheim, 2014

One thing about radicals is they love to photograph themselves “fighting the power,” and Saturday’s anti-police march/protest in Anaheim was no exception. As they marched from Stoddard Park to Disneyland, the gaggle of revolutionaries, anarchists in Guy Fawkes masks, socialists, ethnic militants and local anti-police radicals posted a photo-chronicle of themselves on various social media outlets – allowing us to ...

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