"Don't Do The Crime, If You Can't Do The Time!"

  Okay, It’s pretty obvious that there’s a real problem in our L.A. County jails.  There has been for years, long before Sheriff Lee Baca took over the department.  Baca can make all the public denials about the severity of the problem he likes, and bitch and moan about the FBI’s intrusion into the case, …

"Cops Gone Crazy! So What Else is New!"

Yesterday my thought kept returning to the Kelly Thomas beating and the gruesome photo of him in his hospital bed immediately afterwards. I kept wondering how veteran police officers could have done such a thing? How could trained law enforcement officers sworn to protect and serve, so viciously assault an unarmed, mentally disturbed man who …

"Justice At Last for Kelly Thomas? We'll Have to Wait and See"

It’s been more than two months since the fatal beating of Kelly Thomas at the hands of several Fullerton police officers. Thomas, a homeless drifter who suffered from schizophrenia was beaten unconscious on the evening of July 5th and died five days later without ever regaining consciousness. The incident in the small college town has …

"Two and a Half Men: Charlie's Dead and The Show is Buried"

(Reposted With Corrections)   Last night more than 28 million curious viewers tuned in to watch the season premiere of Two and a Half Men. Most tuned in to see if replacement Ashton Kutcher could fill the shoes of the dearly departed Charlie Harper. Or perhaps like me, they tuned in to see how they …