Cops For Pot

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Before we delve into the dilemma facing the prohibitionists lets clear up some of the misrepresentations promoted by the pro-pot club.  The people backing the “Adult Use of Marijuana Act” have obtained the required signatures to place it on the November ballot. Lt. Gov. Gavin Newsom said the 62-page initiative will make it harder for…

The 21st Century Electric Bike

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The 21st century electric bike isn’t a bike, it’s a wheel. Imagine changing your pedal powered bike into an electric bike in 60 seconds; an electric bike with enough power to propel you to 20mph in 6 seconds over a distance of 20 miles using the battery alone and up to 50 miles with pedal…

City attorney’s transparency stops at her door

Molly Stump

It’s ironic that the city attorney’s office door is a transperent glass panel. But that’s as far as transparency gets. Molly Stump is no champion to transparency. In fact, since becoming city attorney she continues to maintain a cloak of secrecy. Every meeting she has conducted to date has been behind closed doors and she…

Kaepernick to Broncos for 1st Round Draft Pick

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Denver is seeking to trade for San Francisco 49er quarterback Colin Kaepernick in exchange for a 4th round pick in the draft, hence Denver is stating that a starting quarterback in worth a 4th round pick. On its face that is an unfair deal. A starting QB in the NFL is worth at minimum a…

Are police systematically killing the mentally ill

Kelly Thomas

Statistically, when it’s comes to police protecting and serving citizens this recent report, suggests law enforcement personnel are finding themselves having to confront the ever rising tide of community mental health issues often with fatal consequences. The mentally impared represents a very small segment of our policing society and yet shockingly over 1/4 of the US…

Is the Police Auditor Up to Par?

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Several takeaways from Palo Alto’s latest Independent Police Auditor’s report to be officially submitted to City Council on January 11, 2016.  Michael Gennaco is the Police Auditor for the City of Palo Alto as identified in the contract with the City of Palo Alto. According to Mr. Gennaco’s contract he is to investigate all taser…