Crime

New Federal Profiling Guidelines Discriminate Inconsistently

Throughout most of the United States, the term racial profiling is a misnomer because for many years this term has included race, ethnicity, religion, and national origin. The most visible exception is probably the stop-and-frisk practice of the New York City Police Department. During January through September 2014, New York police officers initiated 38,456 stops and interrogations of which 4,590 ...

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Ximena Meza’s Alleged Killers Are Admitted Gang Members

From the Orange County Register: Two admitted gang members accused of gunning down a 9-year-old Anaheim girl were charged Tuesday with murder, street terrorism and illegal possession of firearms. Ricardo Cruz, 19, of Buena Park and Alfredo Miguel Aquino, 20, of Anaheim, both were on probation at the time of the slaying. Probation officers for the two men documented a ...

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Anaheim Police Association Calls On Tait To “Cease and Desist”

This came over the transom this morning from the Anaheim Police Association, in response to recent mailers from the Tat for Mayor campaign. The APA says the mailers use “photographs of Tom Tait with Anaheim Police Officers and Anaheim Police Chief Raul Quezada…without consent from these officers and violate California Government Code Section 3206” and criticizes the Tait campaign for ...

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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 Police Association PAC Hits Tom Tait On Public Saftey with Cable TV Ad

The Anaheim Police Association PAC has paid for a TV ad featuring APA President Kerry Condon chastizing Anaheim Mayor Tom Tait on public safety, particularly his long fight to establish a police oversight commission of the kind being pushed by anti-police activists (for example, the ACLU and the Freedom Socialist Party). Entitled “Split Second,” the ad apparently began running this ...

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DA Tony Rackauckas Hits Tait In TV Ad: “Anaheim Needs A New Mayor”

The heat in the contest for Anaheim mayor, already pretty intense, was turned up several degrees when this cable TV ad began running today. The spot from Citizens for Anaheim’s Future features OC District Attorney Tony Rackauckas criticizing Mayor Tom Tait on public safety and gangs, and ends with the DA urging voters to elect a new mayor: [youtube https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=MXe_MfVGc18]

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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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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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