Is it a courtroom crush, compassion or just plain stupidity? Sat, Nov 22 2014 12:00 PM

You may recall "Los Palillos" (The Toothpicks) case involving the lengthy trial of multiple defendants for Mexican Drug Cartel murders. A couple of those killings even happened in Bonita.
Prosecutor Mark Amador put these killers on trial and obt [..]

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That family feeling seems like it’s fading away

When I started my police career in Flint, Michigan the cops received free coffee at every donut shop and drive-thru establishment in town. We had no time allotted for meals, usually eating on the run between calls. There was no “I’ll be o [..]

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Working the system from bed

While it is true I am basically a conservative sort, my heart is not made of stone. I realize for various reasons—birth, health, luck, or other factors, people do not end up equal. There are some really unfortunate folks out there who are force [..]

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They are among us

On many days we cross paths with close to 1,000 people if you count our comings and goings at Costco, Walmart, Vons, Albertsons, Home Depot and other places. Most of the people we see barely register in our memories. Some people do stick out thoug [..]

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Spending time with a gentlemanly legend was healing

Several months ago I wrote about my continuing five-year-plus annoyance with colorectal cancer that migrated to my lungs. Back then I had just been dropped from an experimental program called a “clinical trial.”  Trials consist of in [..]

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