Does Madison Nguyen Believe Private Security is the Answer?

JIM UNLAND is president of the San Jose Police Officers Association and a Sergeant in the San Jose Police Department.


According to The Daily Fetch (click here to read the article and the evidence), it appears that Vice Mayor Madison Nguyen is promoting the private security company of her protégé and losing city council candidate Tam Truong as an answer to the increasing level of crime in San Jose neighborhoods.


Remembering Fallen San Jose Police Officer Henry Bunch

Today we remember fallen San Jose police officer Henry Bunch. On July 29, 1985, 33-year-old Officer Bunch was killed when an intoxicated arrestee wrestled his gun away and shot him. 


Below is the department’s official account of his story.


Cindy Chavez Announces Crime Reduction Proposals: Pledges to reduce auto thefts and residential burglaries

SAN JOSE, CA—Former San Jose Vice-Mayor Cindy Chavez announced crime reduction proposals targeting automobile thefts and residential burglaries that have skyrocketed in neighborhoods throughout Santa Clara County.


“The Santa Clara County Regional Auto Theft Task Force (RATTF) should be expanded so that it can continue to stem the surge of auto thefts in our neighborhoods and I pledge to find the necessary resources to expand this task force,” said Cindy Chavez.


In San Jose, automobile thefts increased in San Jose 71% in 2012 and in just the first 5 months of 2013 they had increased 33% over the same time last year.


Remembering Fallen San Jose Police Sergeant Morris Van Dyck Hubbard

During the month of July, we remember fallen San Jose Police Sergeant Morris Van Dyck Hubbard. On July 12, 1924, 29-year-old Hubbard became of first San Jose police officer to fall in the line-of-duty. Below is the department’s official account of his story.


Mayor Reed Wins Arbitration--SJ Cops Get No Pay Raise

City Admits to $92 million in General Fund Reserves but offer cops 0% in arbitration


San Jose (CA)-Retired Judge Flaherty rules in City of San Jose's favor on all issues arbitrated upon including City proposal of 0% pay restoration for police officers.


"Mayor Chuck Reed accomplished his goal of "reforming" arbitration by ensuring that San Jose cops get no pay raise as a result of the new arbitration rules hidden in the fine print of Measure V, passed by the voters in 2010," said SJPOA President Jim Unland.


42% of Vacation Requests Denied for Overworked SJ Officers

JOHN ROBB is vice president of the San Jose Police Officers' Association and a Sergeant in the San Jose Police Department.


During our recent arbitration hearing, evidence was submitted regarding the large number of officers who have routinely been denied vacation time off.  Vacation denials have long been a problem at our department, a problem which has been growing as the City has reduced our staffing and officers have resigned in frustration.


The "9%" Lie

JIM UNLAND is president of the San Jose Police Officers Association and a Sergeant in the San Jose Police Department.

The cozy relationship between the Mercury News and the City of San Jose reminds me of the relationship that existed between the newspaper Pravda and the old Soviet Union.  A case in point, the Mercury continues to report that the City has offered the police a 9% raise over the next two years.  This was how they portrayed the City's offer in their Internal Affairs column.

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