Recent comments

  • Re: Jumping to Conclusions

      Posted: 10 years 4 weeks ago

    Hey Bobby, great job on the radio this morning. I see the usual suspects got more airtime than the rest of us working Joes out here. I'm sick and tired of seeing the public being cut of this conversation. Stake holders taking part and included my ass. We aren't included in anything. Do I have to become anti-cop like Raj, Victor Garza, the ACLU, the NAACP, and the others to have a say in this thing or what?

  • Re: Jumping to Conclusions

      Posted: 10 years 4 weeks ago

    George Orwell quote:

    “We sleep safe in our beds because rough men stand ready in the night to visit violence on those who would do us harm.”

  • Re: Open Forum Friday

      Posted: 10 years 4 weeks ago

    Keep up the great work SJPD! This too shall pass.
    Hang in there my friends. The Merc is dying, the anti-Police groups sound like broken records that are beginning to sound like white noise, and these politicians running for re-election on anti-Police platforms will learn a very painful lesson at the voting booths.

    “To be nobody but yourself in a world that's doing its best to make you somebody else, is to fight the hardest battle you are ever going to fight. Never stop fighting.”

    E. E. Cummings quotes (American poet 1894-1962)

  • Re: Jumping to Conclusions

      Posted: 10 years 4 weeks ago
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    I am glad to see Bobby defending the great men and women of the SJPD. The silence from the police administration has been deafening, aside from the knee jerk reaction that 72 officers are now going to be wearing video cameras as though they are seemingly the suspects.

  • Re: Jumping to Conclusions

      Posted: 10 years 4 weeks ago
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    What do you expect when the Merc's editor doesnt get his way after he pushed to open all police reports to the public. Funny how there aren't any police representatives on that panel isn't it?

    It's quite clear that the Merc is just politicing to get what they want at all costs, no matter who they drag through the mud to sell a paper. If they actually printed anything remotely close to the truth, they wouldn't appeal to their liberal readers, and would be out of business!

    Keep your heads held high SJPD, this too shall pass...

  • Re: Open Forum Friday

      Posted: 10 years 4 weeks ago

    Right now, gas prices are lower than they were recently, but they seem to be going up again. Some experts expect that gas prices will go high and remain high. Does SJPD have any plan of how to cope with high gas prices? Will how they patrol change if gas goes back to $4/gal or higher?

  • Re: Open Forum Friday

      Posted: 10 years 5 weeks ago

    Morale has gotten so bad at San Jose Police Department that I myself and many others are thinking of leaving. We are not old timers near retirement but young ones who are fed up with the unsupportive city leadership, a command staff that is hostile to it's officers, the never ending bad press of the San Jose Mercury News, and a highly understaffed patrol division that has no time to address city safety issues because of poor staffing to resident ratios which do not allow for proactive policing at night nor community policing during day hours. Residents need to know how bad it is going to get when 100 + officers retire in January and only 20 are hired. Officers will only have the resources to respond to violent crimes in progress. Anything other 911 emergencies other than violent crimes, you might as well dial a PRAYER.

  • Re: Open Forum Friday

      Posted: 10 years 5 weeks ago
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    The damage the San Jose Mercury is doing to the reputation and morale of the officers of the San Jose Police Department is unforgivable and will incite more violent confrontations as suspects take on the police officers.

  • Re: Update on Special Meeting

      Posted: 10 years 5 weeks ago
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    F&B,
    Thank you for your kind words, but the SJPD are the true "Guardian Angels." Every day you put your lives on the line for us and everyday the thankless public takes your hard work for granted. The media putting out misinformation to sell papers and ad space, and politicians allowing the race card to intimidate them into acquiescing to these so called community activists is sad indeed, but one day the tables will turn and victim's voices will out weigh these criminal apologists and then God help these politicians at the voting poles.

    People like Raj fight for criminals, and I fight for victims. May the best man/woman win! Stay safe out there!

  • Re: Update on Special Meeting

      Posted: 10 years 5 weeks ago

    What I really find sad and greatly disturbing about Raj is the way he twists the facts and leaves vital information out of his articles. He really is doing a disservice to people who believe in him. He talks about the IPA but doesn’t disclose that he practically lived in that office when Attard was there, he talks about Police violence, but he doesn’t disclose meeting with the President of the POA, or that these people were in the process of physically harming someone innocent, he talks about arrests of drunks in DT, and minorities in San Jose but never acknowledges there are a lot of them breaking the law and admitting to it, he talks about three cases were these people were in the commission of a crime and violating innocent people, but makes them look like victims, he talks about the DA not disclosing tapes and records but never acknowledges victim’s right to privacy, due process, or the costs of getting him and his fellow alarmists those records.

    He never once explores what the “public” release of these tapes would do not only to the victims in these cases, but the offenders and their families as well, nor does he admit that when he and those groups who waged their own private agenda war and lost walked out of the Task Force, (a Task Force by the way that DID NOT have victim’s rights groups, MADD representatives, or other vital stakeholders on it), that due to the hard work and efforts of these remaining community leaders, changes to Police practices that he continues to bitch about were actually accomplished.

    I honestly think the way Raj goes about communicating the facts about all these issues is not only dangerous but also irresponsible. If he is not careful he is going to incite a riot and get someone hurt. Then I want to see him justify his actions to the person who gets hurt because he isn’t mindful when presenting the “truth”. I challenge Raj to write just one completely factual, balanced article on this issue. Just ONE.