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Rodger Higgins June 09, 2014 at 02:04 AM
Perhaps they missed ratings for Long Beaches large gay community and trashy rating caused by it.
The Beast ! July 03, 2014 at 12:47 PM
I have to agree Long beach is not only Gay but its boring and the gay population is not veryRead Morewelcomi ng of the normal non gay folks.
John Kidnred June 05, 2014 at 02:57 PM
Its much more than that. Look at the City of Long Beach Elections where candidates talk who theyRead Morewer e for eduction but when students and teachers were trying to get their support not one of them would take a stand. Most people in City of Long Beach don't know what goes on in K-12 to 2 and 4 year colleges. This is bad when you think the students in 2 and 4 year colleges are 99.8% are adutls.
John Kidnred June 05, 2014 at 02:58 PM
Do you or anyone who is reading this know or hear of AB-955???
John Kidnred June 05, 2014 at 03:00 PM
And what it doing to Long Beach City College and what it means to students, teachers, and others?
Chin Kim Chong April 24, 2014 at 11:46 AM
Thanks God the voters were Cambodians immigrants, otherwise Mike and John would be making aRead Moreconspira cy theory about Mexicans.
Lynda April 24, 2014 at 12:15 PM
Life imitates art? Anyone watching "The Good Wife?"
westoceanguy May 15, 2014 at 01:51 PM
False alarm, guys. See today's OC Register's front page headline. Case closed no laws broken.
Mike Kowal April 02, 2014 at 04:56 PM
As there are 10 candidates it's a tough decision. Know that there will be a run off election,Read Moremeanin g after this one there will be another election with only the top two vote getters from this one. That said I will tell you who I'm not voting for: Garcia or Lowenthal. If Long Beach can avoid either of them we will be in a better place!
Charles Beckman April 13, 2014 at 10:48 AM
To start, I'll be circulating a petition to put a measure on the general election ballot forRead More"N one of the above." Our municipal code states that the only write-in votes counted will be for qualified candidates (meaning they filed the right forms with the city clerk. If we pass a "None of the Above" Measure we will never be put in this situation again. I ADVISE WE SIGN THE PETITION FOR "NONE OF THE ABOVE." Neither one of these candidates should be mayor. The apathy shown on April 8th gave the two candidates, who spent $50, to $60. per vote, a place in the run off. Both of them are too close to The Machine, building interests and unions. Write-in "None of the above." Not spiderman, not Sonny Bono, not superman. Do you civic duty and vote in June. Due your duty and write-in NONE OF THE ABOVE to put the money-lenders on notice that we will never put ourselves in this position again. WRITE-IN "NONE OF THE ABOVE."
Mary Long May 05, 2014 at 09:52 PM
I hope they don't grant this. He already got away with murder in state court. He sure is worriedRead Moreabo ut his own butt. But he had absolutely no regard for Kelly Thomas. Sorry, Not everybody looks at homeless mentally ill people as trash like you did, buddy. Time to be a man and pay your dues!
Rock For Vets April 03, 2014 at 02:01 PM
Thank you Penny, i hope i did this correctly.
Penny Arévalo April 03, 2014 at 02:23 PM
Yep! thanks!
Jim April 03, 2014 at 03:16 PM
Rock for Vets on Armed Forces Day Go for it
Mike Ruehle March 24, 2014 at 09:13 AM
Linda, there are a couple of places to find city of Long Beach and Belmont Shore crime statistics. Read MoreThe quick, less accurate way, is to look at the crime reports web page for your zip code. It lists SOME of the crimes that have taken place during the past 30 days. The reason I say this web page is inaccurate is because it only lists a fraction of the crimes reported, and a much smaller fraction of the crimes committed. For instance, this web page does not list the "attempted murder" of the 19 year old CSULB student at her apartment on Beverly Plaza that happened 3/10/14. ______________________________________________________ https://www.crimereports.com/map?search=long+beach+ca ______________________________________________________ A somewhat more accurate listing of crime can be found at the police departments crime statistics web page where it lists monthly crimes by reporting district. Belmont Shore's reporting districts are 571, 572, 583 and 532. The reason I say "somewhat more accurate," is because LBPD has a growing reputation for not filing a police report when a crime is committed. If there is no police report, there was no crime. One way to keep the crime statistics down. ______________________________________________________ http://www.longbeach.gov/police/statistics.asp
Mike Ruehle March 24, 2014 at 09:15 AM
Linda, there are a couple of places to find city of Long Beach and Belmont Shore crime statistics.Read MoreT he quick, less accurate way, is to look at the crime reports web page for your zip code. It lists SOME of the crimes that have taken place during the past 30 days. The reason I say this web page is inaccurate is because it only lists a fraction of the crimes reported, and a much smaller fraction of the crimes committed. For instance, this web page does not list the "attempted murder" of the 19 year old CSULB student at her apartment on Beverly Plaza that happened 3/10/14. ______________________________________________________ https://www.crimereports.com/map?search=long+beach+ca ______________________________________________________ A somewhat more accurate listing of crime can be found at the police departments crime statistics web page where it lists monthly crimes by reporting district. Belmont Shore's reporting districts are 571, 572, 583 and 532. The reason I say "somewhat more accurate," is because LBPD has a growing reputation for not filing a police report when a crime is reported. If there is no police report, there was no crime. One way to keep the crime statistics down. ______________________________________________________ http://www.longbeach.gov/police/statistics.asp
Mike Ruehle March 24, 2014 at 09:17 AM
Kiki, not sure of your math. I'm coming up with over 4% (52/6x28/6000). Keep in mind, as is usually Read Morethe case, the 28 crimes are what was REPORTED by the Police Commander at the BSRA meeting and is just a portion of all the crimes committed in Belmont Shore. ______________________________________________________ According to statistics maintained and published by the police department, the four Belmont Shore reporting districts average OVER 50 crimes per month. That equates to a crime rate of 10% of the population. ______________________________________________________ http://www.longbeach.gov/police/statistics.asp ______________________________________________________ At what crime rate do you start questioning your safety and the safety of your family?
John B. Greet April 09, 2014 at 03:00 PM
"Am I correct in saying that...our Cops are under trained, poorly supervised, over worked andRead Morea re not allowed the necessary tools to properly do their job?" _____________________________________________________ In my opinion, no, you are not correct. California POST standards are among the highest in the nation and LBPD typically provides more training than POST requires. Similarly, LBPD supervisors receive the same POST-mandated training as all other police supervisors in the state and more in-service training than POST requires. Should their be more sergeants working patrol? I think so but, again, that is a budgetary issue which the Council (and not anyone at LBPD) controls. LBPD issues or authorizes the very same tools (both lethal and less-than-lethal) that all other departments in the state issue or authorize.
John B. Greet April 09, 2014 at 03:02 PM
"Am I correct in saying that...our Cops are under trained, poorly supervised, over worked andRead Morea re not allowed the necessary tools to properly do their job?" _____________________________________________________ In my opinion, no, you are not correct. California POST standards are among the highest in the nation and LBPD typically provides more training than POST requires. Similarly, LBPD supervisors receive the same POST-mandated training as all other police supervisors in the state and more in-service training than POST requires. Should their be more sergeants and officers working patrol and in other assignments? I think so but, again, that is a budgetary issue which the Council and Mayor control, not anyone at LBPD. LBPD issues or authorizes the very same tools (both lethal and less-than-lethal) that all other departments in the state issue or authorize.
John B. Greet April 11, 2014 at 09:46 AM
"Am I correct in saying that...our Cops are under trained, poorly supervised, over worked andRead Morea re not allowed the necessary tools to properly do their job?" _____________________________________________________ In my opinion, no, you are not correct. California POST standards for officers are among the highest in the nation and LBPD typically provides more training than POST requires. Similarly, LBPD supervisors receive the same POST-mandated training as all other police supervisors in the state and more in-service training than POST requires. Should there be more sergeants and officers working patrol and in other assignments? I think so but, again, that is a budgetary issue which the Council and Mayor control, not anyone at LBPD. LBPD issues or authorizes the very same tools (both lethal and less-than-lethal) that all other departments in the state issue or authorize.
Kiki Coll April 10, 2014 at 05:02 PM
Police Officers are public servants, and therefore information, including identity, should beRead Moreavaila ble to the public upon request just as arrest and crime reports are generally considered to be open to public inspection. There is an underlying elitism within the policies and laws pertaining to law enforcement officers, which places said officers at higher value then the general public population and this is a problem because police officers are not above the law, nor or they any more or less valuable then any other citizen, yet, for instance, our courts enact harsher penalties for those convicted of taking the life of a law enforcement officer over the life of a member of the general public. This elitism is evident in our courts that fail to hold officers responsible for their unlawful actions under the guise of those actions being within an officer's job duties. so in accordance, we the people need to reexamine and implement laws that don't support this type of miscarriage of justice and demand transparency within our government agencies, including law enforcement.
Kiki Coll April 10, 2014 at 05:03 PM
Donna Burns..they call it "doing their job" and that is a problem.
John B. Greet April 11, 2014 at 09:43 AM
Donna, I call it what it was: A terrible mistake of fact. I call it a combination of circumstances, Read Moreeach fairly innocuous on their own, which combined to end in a tragic and, ultimately, unnecessary result. Misstating facts, now, will not change this tragic result or improve strategies or tactics going forward. The officers are not murderers and they did not "fire 20 shots into him". The facts in this case are tragic enough. They require no hyperbole or misstatement on your part.
Panglonymous February 23, 2014 at 02:42 PM
How many would do otherwise if they were in the catbird seat?
Panglonymous February 23, 2014 at 02:44 PM
How many would do differently if they were in the catbird seat?
Panglonymous February 23, 2014 at 02:46 PM
The Misuse of MelloRead MoreRoos ___________________________________________________ http://belmontshore.p atch.com/groups/the-misuse-of-mello-roos/p/the-misuse-of-mello-roos_5a23fbf0
John B. Greet February 17, 2014 at 09:26 PM
Chief Downing seems to be making a habit, lately, of publishing letters in the local Long BeachRead Moremedi a bashing LBPD. In that he is not at all unlike Mr. Ruehle, who (as this and previous postings illustrate) is only too happy to parrot Chief Downing's letters on other local media sites. Could Chief Downing have his eye on LBPD's Chief's spot in the event Chief McDonnell is elected Sheriff? If so, could Ruehle be doing whatever he can to get and keep Downing's name and comments in the local public's awareness?
John B. Greet February 19, 2014 at 04:46 PM
An Open Rebuttal to Stephen Downing:Read Morehttp://belmontshore.patch.com/groups/john-b-greets-blog/p/rebut tal-to-chief-downing
Panglonymous February 19, 2014 at 02:58 PM
"If you feature them, more will write." -Strange field of dreams voice (havingRead Moreskedaddled when the ball field was fracked.)
John B. Greet February 19, 2014 at 04:45 PM
An Open Rebuttal to Stephen Downing:Read Morehttp://belmontshore.patch.com/groups/john-b-greets-blog/p/rebut tal-to-chief-downing
darel talbot February 24, 2014 at 09:16 PM
My hats off to John B Greet for submitting this brilliant, cogent, cost efficient answer to theRead Morecurr ent severe problems within the LBPD. Obviously, his experience as a retired police officer has given him the insight we need to bring back good law enforcement where everyone follows proper procedure and regains the public's support. Kudos to you John B. Greet I'm having a tough time understanding why anyone would find fault with that concise article.
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