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Tait Family Hits Anaheim Council Women With Not-So-Subtly Sexist Mailer

Anaheim Insider here. In a condescending, inaccurate mailer funded by the Tait Family Trust, Mayor Tait accuses council women Gail Eastman and Kris Murray of giving a “sweetheart” deal to the city’s public employee unions. The mailer is covered with feminine touches such as hearts, lipstick marks and pink-colored lettering. The Tait family’s mail consultant must have been in a ...

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Anaheim Anti-Police Protest Photos You Won’t See in the OC Register

The OC Register has a few photos from yesterday’s anti-police protest in front of Anaheim City hall and the Anaheim Police Department. It’s amazing (but not really surprising) how the OCR managed to almost completely avoid posting pictures of the red flags emblazoned with the likeness of the murderous Communist thug Che Guevara; the plenitude of signs (often carried by ...

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Freedom Socialist Party Joins Call for Civilian Police Oversight Board

I spotted this ringing endorsement for adding a fifth layer of Anaheim Police Department oversight in the form of a civilian police oversight board: the Freedom Socialist Party! The Freedom Socialist Party presidential ticket of Stephen Durham and Christina Lopez seized on the issue last year: The weekend of July 21 saw another chapter in the long history of racist police ...

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Progressive Tendency to Romanticize Civil Disorder On Display in Anaheim

The weekend incident between Donna Castro and the Anaheim police is a vivid illustration at how differently political progressives view the issue of crime. This screed by Vern Nelson on Orange Juice Blog is a good example. Every death from an officer-involved shooting is termed a “murder.” The criminality of those shot by the Anaheim police is glossed over. Nelson ...

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ESCRI Forum: Blame The Anaheim Police

I encourage you to read today’s Voice of OC article on last night’s forum organized by the East Street Community Renewal Initiative (ESCRI), a project of former (and potentially future) Councilwoman Lorri Galloway. It contains many jewels. Let’s start with this one: “The consensus from the forum attendees was clear – the police department is still racist, and city government still can’t ...

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Wedding Videography/Gadfly Jason Young’s Selective Editing

Earlier this month, Jason Young — wedding videographer by trade, deceptive gadfly blogger by choice — posted this video on his SaveAnaheim.com blog: [youtube http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=boybb9nGnGQ] Young is very excited because the 4-member panel on a PBS show supports the idea of a civilian police review to duplicate the existing layers of police oversight. On the other hand, Young must not have liked ...

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District Attorney Clears Anaheim Cop In Shooting of Gang Member

Yesterday, the OC District Attorney cleared Anaheim Police Officer Nick Bennallack of any wrong-doing in the July 2012 shooting of gang member Manuel “Stomper” Diaz. The OC Register reports: Officer Nick Bennallack was on a gang-enforcement patrol in the Anna Drive neighborhood on the afternoon of July 21 when he pulled up to a small group of men. Manuel Diaz, 25, ...

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Kris Murray On Proposed Citizen Oversight Commmittee

This came over the transom this morning from Anaheim Councilwoman Kris Murray: Response to Recent Inquiries about Proposed Citizen Oversight Committee Over the past few weeks, my office has received inquiries about Mayor Tait’s proposed Citizen Oversight Committee. Let me begin by saying, Anaheim is one of the safest cities of its size in California. I believe this is due ...

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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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