Sacramento County Sheriff’s Deputy Mark Stasyuk

End of Watch. Deputy Mark Stasyuk Killed In Rancho Cordova Shooting.

The shooting happened at around 1:40 p.m. on Monday at the Pep Boys on the 10,000 block of Folsom Boulevard. The responding officers were immediately fired upon according to investigators as they responded to a disturbance at the business.

Stasyuk was struck in the upper body. The other officer, Julie Robertson, was shot in the arm.


Government Prevents Building of Homes, Leftists Blame Companies For Housing Costs

Because they don’t understand Supply and Demand. They don’t get what happens when you limit supply. Why work has failed us: Having a job doesn’t mean you can afford a home.

It is mostly about California and the San Francisco Bay Area in particular. I won’t bother to quote anything because it is laughable. Every time California Politicians want to “get cred with the Greens” they make it more difficult to build houses. (Did they just mandate renewable energy, or was that Oregon?)

Limit stories. Limit building. Limit housing. Then when housing becomes stupidly expensive, they blame business for not paying people enough to afford housing. That isn’t the problem. The problem is there is no housing. If you gave everyone a million dollars a month, a decent apartment would rent for a million five. It’s like musical chairs; someone gets left out. They need more chairs housing. Then add in rent control – so who wants to build apartments if the .gov can wipe out all future income? Gee, I can’t imagine why there is a shortage of housing in California.

What If Help Via 911 Was Hours Away?

And this is in California, where they hate self-defense and anything related to guns. Calling 911 in rural California? Danger might be close, but the law can be hours away.

Usually when I write about calling 911, I point out that help is minutes away, sometimes many minutes away. In this case, the cops in question note that help is HOURS away. What are you going to do in the meantime?

Police got a 911 call from rural CA. So they called the neighbors.

The Gunds’ neighbor, Kristine Constantino, had dialed 911 from her cabin five hours northwest of Sacramento and hung up. The closest deputy was en route from the county seat of Weaverville, 97 miles away. But the drive — through rugged forest and over steep passes — would take almost three hours.

Turns out bad things were happening, and the neighbors walked right into it.

Three hours is a really long time.

A McClatchy investigation found that large stretches of rural California — where county sheriffs are the predominant law enforcement agencies and towns often run only a few blocks — do not have enough sworn deputies to provide adequate public safety for the communities they serve.

It comes down to no money and no people. Of course the state is busy spending money on things that the folks in the San Francisco Bay Area and LA think are important. Rural folks can go jump in the lake.

While the Sacramento County Sheriff’s Department employs nearly 160 deputies for every 100 square miles it covers, the tiny sheriff’s departments in Madera, Mariposa and Mendocino counties employ about four deputies for the same amount of turf. In Del Norte and Alpine, the counties make do with two deputies per 100 square miles.

Those figures include non-patrol personnel and those who work in county jails. Leaving those deputies out, the sparse staffing of rural sheriff’s departments becomes even more striking.

Because there is no state police in California. They only have a highway patrol. Which is NOT a general police force.

In spite of this, folks in CA will say that being able to defend yourself is beside the point in modern America. Just call 911 and wait. (Though at 3 hours, you may very well wait the rest of your life.)

Even in the People’s Republic of California, Self-defense Works

Why would you attack a man holding an infant in his arms? RPD gives details from Harrison Lane shooting.

He was at a residence, and started fighting with someone else who was there. The homeowner asked the 2 people to leave, (actually “leave or I call the police”) but they only went outside and continued the fight. The homeowner stepped out onto the front porch and asked them one more time to leave.

The decedent, for an unknown reason, became enraged with Hutchinson [the homeowner]. He charged Hutchinson and began striking him in the head and face while he was still holding the infant.

Hutchinson told investigators he was almost knocked out after being struck in the face and the infant slipped out of his hands during the attack. He was able to catch the baby before it struck the concrete porch in front of the residence. The decedent continued to attempt to strike Hutchinson while he was holding the infant. Hutchinson, who was armed with a concealed handgun and is a lawful concealed weapons holder, feared for his and the infant’s life. Hutchinson fired one round at the decedent stopping the attack.

The guy who got shot died at the scene.

The homeowner’s statement matches other witness statements, so while he did give a statement, he wasn’t charged. As they say, the investigation is ongoing.

But even in California, self-defense is a human-right.

How Should an Elderly Homeowner Defend Himself Against a 22-yr-old Intruder?

If not with a gun, how should the old and the infirm defend themselves? Bakersfield homeowner shoots, injures suspected burglar.

There are more details available than when I first saw this story.

Officers said [Joshua Zorilla, 22,] was shot by an elderly resident on San Pablo Avenue during the burglary attempt. The homeowner was questioned and released, pending further investigation.

Zorilla received non-life-threatening wounds. He will be moved to lockup as soon as the doctors release him from the hospital.

Without the means to defend themselves, the old and the infirm would be at the mercy of the young and violent, the small would be at the mercy of the large, and anyone could be overwhelmed by a several opponents.

Self-defense is a human-right. Good Guys 1, Bad Guys 0.

Even in the People’s Republic of California, Self-defense works

It even sounds like police believe it is justified in this case. Man allegedly shoots intruder in northeast Bakersfield.

Police say it appears a homeowner in the area shot a man who was allegedly attempting to break into his home.

The Would-be Bad-guy was taken to a local hospital.

Self-defense is human-right. Good Guys 1, Bad Guys 0.

The Criminal Justice System Meets Systems Design

And the results are not the best. Because systems design and training takes time. And having 2 people verify sensitive information would be expensive! Judge lifts order requiring the L.A. Times to change article on ex-Glendale police spokesman.

Next you will want the .gov to spend money on computer security, or expect judges and lawyers to follow rules cooked up by programmers.

It’s an organized crime case. A Glendale police detective lied about his ties to organized crime. He took a plea agreement.

The plea agreement between prosecutors and detective John Saro Balian was supposed to have been filed under seal, but it was mistakenly made available Friday on PACER, a public online database for federal court documents.

That was done on Friday, by Saturday the LA Times had published a story. The judge wanted the story taken down, but as the defense attorney in the original case noted…

nobody can “unring that bell.”

A clerk made a data entry error. I wonder how overworked/underpaid those clerks are.

The case itself is interesting. (A cop accepting bribes, tipping off witnesses, and eventually being busted could have been an episode on any number of cop shows or even “Movie of the Week” back when they had those.)

The rush to put everything on the internet. The goal of making that easy. The lack of safeguards for sensitive information. (The judge is worried that the guy’s family will be put in danger.) But hey, we like having things on the internet, except when stuff gets hacked. Or mishandled.

Actually putting information on the internet is a good thing, but ONLY if it is not private or sensitive info (like the way to get into your online banking account) and only as long as the security is in place. Reviewing and securing data is not free.