The Farsider

May 21, 2015

Bill Mattos, Editor and Publisher <bilmat@comcast.net>
Leroy Pyle, Webmaster <leroypyle@sjpba.net> 

The Farsider is an independent publication that is not affiliated with the San Jose Police Benevolent
Assn. The SJPBA has allowed the Farsider to be included on its web site solely for the convenience of
the retired San Jose Police community. The content of this newsletter does not represent or reflect
the views of the San Jose Police Benevolent Association's Board of Directors or its membership.
 

 

RETIRED OFFICER BOB EVANS


Sept. 11, 2013

Badge 1324
Appointed Dec. 1967
Retired Jan. 1998
Died May 14, 2015

The following information was provided by Bob “Buster” Summers…

Robert died at 5 a.m. last Thursday, May 14th, at his home in Heritage Park in Sacramento with his family by his bedside. He had “glioblastoma,” an aggressive form of brain cancer which was diagnosed in June of last year. He soon underwent surgery, and for the past eleven months underwent chemotherapy and radiation, but the cancer returned and was determined to be inoperable.

Bob is the son of the late (retired) Sgt. Dave “Porkchop” Evans. Survivors include Bob’s wife Maureen and a daughter, Sara, an SJPD Dispatcher who is married to SJPD Sgt. Paul Hamblin. The police couple gave Bob and Maureen three grandchildren: Jacob and twins Ryan and Evan.

A Celebration of Life is scheduled for 2:00 p.m. on Sunday, May 31st, at the Club House at Heritage Park, 2481 Heritage Park Lane in Sacramento.




 

RETIRED OFFICER PAUL SALERNO



Badge 1989
Age 62
Appointed July 20, 1979
Retired Jan. 2007
Died May 13, 2015

No date has yet been set for a Memorial for Paul, but a website has been established that will provide a date and location when a service is scheduled. It also includes some photos, contact information, preferred donations and a section where friends can post their favorite memories. Since we publish only on Thursdays, we suggest you bookmark the website below and refer to it every other day or so to see if a service has been scheduled.

<http://www.rememberingpaulsalerno.com/> 

Refer to last week’s Farsider for details about Paul’s passing by clicking HERE.

 

RETIRED SERGEANT PRES WINTERS



Badge 1608
Born Dec. 1, 1949
Appointed January 1973
Retired January 2003
Died May 11, 2015

Reminder: A Memorial Service for Pres will be held at 11:00 a.m. on Saturday, May 30, at the Calvary Church, 16330 Los Gatos Blvd. in Los Gatos. It will be followed by a reception at the same venue. No obituary had been published as we were going to press early this (Thurs.) morning.

 

THE MEMORIAL CEREMONY AT THE P.A.B. — MAY 15, 2015

John Reinert, who assisted in setting up the memorial to Michael Johnson last month, posted the following on Facebook this past Saturday…

Seems like all I have been working on lately is memorial ceremonies. Last week was the annual SJPD Police Memorial and Flag Ceremony. Brook just finished the edit on the video for the ceremony. It's a long video, but HERE it is for any of you who could not attend. (46:42)


 

 

FEEL LIKE HELPING THE WIFE OF ONE OF OUR OWN?

The following is from Don Hale, whose wife has been battling ALS for years. We first covered Gloria and her illness by promoting a Walk for an ALS cure in the Aug. 19, 2010 Farsider, then followed it up in the April 19, 20112 Farsider with another fundraiser in which Gloria took to the sky and returned to earth via a tandem parachute. This one included a video that can be seen HERE.

Another fundraiser with Gloria making another fundraising jump in the hope of finding a cure for the dreaded disease is coming up again. The following message is from Don…

May 20th

Bill,

The attachment below is a solicitation for donors and participants to join Gloria in another skydive to raise awareness and funding for ALS research. Jumpers fees are about two hundred dollars for interested folks, but ANYONE can donate ANY amount to support Gloria and the research. There have been recent promising clinical developments, and any money is the “mother’s milk of research.”  Anyone feeling charitable or crazy enough to leap out of a perfectly functioning aircraft is invited to follow the directions outlined in the announcement below.

Don
(Hale) <samhaleceo@pacbell.net>

Then there was this email from Don’s wife…

From Gloria Hale
Date: 20 May 2015
Subject: Last Skydive (maybe)

To: Dear Team Gloria

Hope this email finds you well happy and at peace. As for us, we are taking things one day at a time; sometimes one minute at a time. I am sorry that my communication skills are not up to par. My caregiver does most of it now, including this one. But I can still hunt you down and kindly ask for your $$$ and support!

Please go to the following link and give what you can, and also ask your friends to do the same!

<http://community.als.net/SkydiveforYFALS>

I think and pray for you all the time. Can you feel it? I feel your blessings. God is so good! Peace be with you.

Gloria Hale

 

THE TRIALS & TRIBULATIONS OF SAN JOSE AND THE SJPD

The 15th of May was known as National Police Memorial Day when the nation honored its fallen officers who perished in the line of duty, yet the Mercury News chose to devote its editorial on that day to the topic of racism and the SJPD? What’s wrong with this picture?

S.J. Police Challenge: Build Trust

Editorial
Mercury News — May 15, 2015

San Jose’s police statistics on racially disproportionate traffic stops are one more element in a tumultuous year for police departments nationwide.

From officers’ tragic deaths to questionable or criminal killings by cops and the roiling protests of communities who feel their longtime mistrust has been validated — there has been nothing quite like it since the 1960s.

But not all police departments are alike. As San Jose confronts its challenges, which are serious, it’s important to remember: We are not Ferguson. The traffic records were compiled by the San Jose Police Department itself in response to community concerns.

The traffic stop data last year show black and Latino drivers stopped and detained in percentages far greater than their proportion of the population, based on an analysis by this newspaper.

Mayor Sam Liccardo’s response was swift and appropriate, including the resolve to fast-track purchasing body cameras for officers and to improve the way complaints of racial bias are investigated, which now is superficial — and which in the department’s entire history has never confirmed a claim.

Fortunately, police Chief Larry Esquivel and the police union seem to appreciate the need not just to behave appropriately but also to gain the community’s trust. The city is paying a consultant to analyze the numbers further to better understand their implications.

For example, how much of the disparity results from heavier patrols in high-crime areas?

Said Esquivel: “We need to vigorously critique ourselves. It goes back to the way we talk to people, how we address them, the tone we use. That makes a difference to people we contact. We need to do a better job, especially in our minority communities.”

The department’s move to keep these records was the result of a Mercury News report in 2011 on apparent racial disparity, particularly in the treatment of detainees. Making blacks and Latinos sit on the curb during a traffic stop was a symbol of perceived discrimination.

The data and the responses affirm the good work of San Jose’s independent police auditor, Judge LaDoris Cordell, whose proposals Liccardo has adopted. The police union may take some convincing on civilian review of Internal Affairs investigations, but its leaders now welcome body cameras. When officers say bystanders’ videos don’t tell the whole story, their own cameras can counter them.

We don’t believe racism pervades the police force.

But in any organization of close to 1,000 people, there have to be elements of prejudice, conscious or unconscious. It doesn’t take many to tarnish the force’s reputation.

The mayor, council and police leadership need to work together to overcome the reality and the perception of discrimination.

Trust is essential to law enforcement, and national turmoil only intensifies the need to rebuild it here.
 

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Get ready to smile for the birdie, good citizens of San Jose. You will soon be on candid camera…



But what kind of camera?

Policy On Body Cameras OK’d

—San Jose police to get new devices next fiscal year—

By Robert Salonga <rsalonga@mercurynews.com>
Mercury News — May 15, 2015

SAN JOSE — After months of talks, the city and the police union have agreed on a policy that clears the way for San Jose police officers to be outfitted with body-worn cameras within the next fiscal year, officials announced Thursday. The policy hammered out by officials with the city and the San Jose Police Officers’ Association centered on privacy rights for officers as well as victims, witnesses and bystanders to police activity.

“The agreement on a policy to govern how body-worn cameras are implemented was the last obstacle standing in the way of bringing additional transparency onto the exceptional work performed by San Jose police officers,” union President Sgt. Paul Kelly said in a statement. “We look forward to a swift implementation of this important technology.”

Body cameras have been part of a national conversation about improving trust between police and communities in the wake of several high-profile deaths of people of color at the hands of police.

Oakland, which fully outfitted its force with body cameras in 2013, has seen use of force incidents drop dramatically, to 611 last year, compared with more than 2,000 incidents in 2009. Citizen complaints there dropped to 1,052 last year, down from a recent peak of 2,598 in 2012, a year marked by frequent Occupy Oakland protests.

Mayor Sam Liccardo on Monday called for an accelerated timetable to outfit officers with the cameras by June 2016, a few months faster than the police department’s rollout schedule announced in March, which aimed for fall 2016 at the earliest. Earlier in the year, the mayor directed city staff to identify grant funding to cover the estimated $1 million tab but later pledged funding regardless of grant availability. Liccardo’s pitch came on the heels of a report by this newspaper that analyzed police stop data and found sharp racial disparities in who police temporarily detained on the street before they were let go without arrest or citation.

“Today’s agreement with the SJPOA on a body-worn camera policy strengthens the bonds between our officers and community and makes a great police department even better,” Liccardo said in a statement.

Body camera pilot plans and trials sputtered during the past few years in the department, with the latest round halted last fall while the union and city engaged in meet-and-confer talks to ensure the cameras and their recordings had sufficient rules governing their safekeeping.

Among the major privacy elements of the approved usage policy are prohibitions on recording free-speech demonstrations and private settings such as hospitals and medical offices. From this point, the department is expected to test three devices among a group of 12 officers in divisions including patrol and special operations.
 

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We should have known this would be coming after the spate of funerals honoring the nation’s fallen in the line of duty…

Honoring Fallen Officers — But at Whose Expense?

By Tom Lochner <tlochner@bayareanewsgroup.com>
Mercury News — May 17, 2015

BERKELEY — Rafael Ramos and Wenjian Liu, New York City police officers killed in the line of duty in December, were laid to rest before galleries of dignitaries and thousands-strong walls of police officers from across the nation — including dozens from the Bay Area.

Such displays of unity and respect, on Dec. 27 for Ramos and Jan. 4 for Liu, are testimony to a tight fraternity of police that transcends jurisdictional boundaries. But sending officers to attend out-of-town funerals also is costly in time and money, and in more than half of the Bay Area police agencies
queried by this newspaper, taxpayers picked up all or some of the tab.

“The cold-blooded assassination of peace officers is an attack on the foundation and rule of law upon which our country is based,” said Berkeley police Chief Michael Meehan, whose department sent an honor guard member and another officer to Liu’s funeral at public cost as “a show of support to the NYPD specifically and to demonstrate support for the safety of peace officers, including in Berkeley.”

Meehan also said the trip was worth the cost because it meant much to his officers.

“Morale is important in all organizations to ensure the work continues to get done at the highest level and with the greatest effort,” he said.

But other local departments limit their officers to in-state funerals unless they pay their own way. And one nationally known law enforcement expert said it is “never appropriate to use taxpayer dollars to send officers to the out-of-town funerals of police officers,” especially out of state, unless the expense has been agreed to under a labor agreement.

“While it’s entirely appropriate for police officers to use this time to travel to the funerals of police officers who have been killed in the line of duty, all travel-related expenses should be paid for by the police officers themselves or at the expense of their unions if the unions are willing to cover these costs,” said Tom Nolan, an associate professor of criminology at Merrimack College, former Boston police lieutenant and policy analyst in the Office of Civil Rights and Civil Liberties at the Department of Homeland Security.

 

The Jan. 4 funeral of New York police Officer Wenjian Liu, gunned
down with partner Rafael Ramos as they sat in their patrol car, drew
thousands of police officers nationwide, including a large contingent
from Bay Area law enforcement agencies.

This newspaper surveyed local departments about the New York funerals to explore the different ways police handle such expenses at a time when there are many competing demands on strapped law enforcement budgets. It found wide disparities in practices.

Several Bay Area police unions paid for food, lodging and airfare in connection with the New York funerals. JetBlue flew some officers free of charge. On the other hand, some Bay Area police officers attended the funerals on their own time and dime; how many is hard to say, if only because the agencies queried do not systematically track what their officers do on their own time.

The two Berkeley officers who attended Liu’s funeral between them clocked 40 paid work hours, according to department records; Berkeley also paid $850.60 for lodging and meals, and JetBlue provided free air transport, according to the Berkeley Police Department. The department did not provide an estimated cost for the paid work time.

Information provided by other Bay Area police agencies showed:

Oakland sent four officers to one or the other New York funerals, using a total of 85 work hours between them, calculated at $4,587.60. Oakland also paid $5,357.74 for airfare, lodging and meals.

“Years ago, when OPD experienced the loss of four officers during one tragic incident, the NYPD sent a group of officers to the funeral of our fallen officers,” Oakland police Chief Sean Whent said, referring to the March 21, 2009, killing of four Oakland police officers by a wanted felon during a traffic stop and subsequent ambush. “The tragic circumstances of the murders of those two NYPD officers deserved a similar show of respect from our department.”

San Jose provided a total of 100 hours paid release time for three officers, calculated at $4,629.68, to attend one or the other funeral, and additionally paid $6,078.30 for airfare, food, lodging and a luggage fee.

Twelve San Francisco officers, including a captain and an officer who each attended both funerals, used a total of 287 regular staff hours the department computed at $17,423.49. JetBlue provided free flights, and the San Francisco Police Officers Association and Asian Peace Officers Association helped pay expenses.

Two Richmond officers and one sergeant attended one or the other New York funeral at a total cost of $3,576.40 in staff time; the city additionally chipped in $400 for lodging, with the Richmond Police Officers Association picking up the rest of the tab for travel and hotel accommodations.

Two Concord officers attended Ramos’ funeral and 12 attended Liu’s, but none used work time; the city spent $2,600 total on hotel and food for four officers.

Two Fremont police officers attended each of the two funerals on days off. Fremont paid $2,788.51 for airfare, hotel and ground transportation.

The San Mateo County Sheriff’s Office computed its expenses at $4,734.80, including work time of two deputies, in connection with Liu’s funeral. Two other deputies attended on their own time. The total includes a per diem for food and lodging. JetBlue provided transport.

Many police agencies said they did not take on any expenses in connection with the New York funerals, including some of the area’s largest: The California Highway Patrol, BART Police Department, the Alameda and Contra Costa sheriff’s offices, and the Antioch and Hayward police departments. Several said that any of their members who may have gone to New York for the funerals did so on their own time and expense.

One Contra Costa sheriff’s lieutenant “responded to New York to support his brothers and sisters in blue on his own dime,” on a Friday, Saturday and Sunday, his regular scheduled days off, said that agency’s spokesman, Jimmy Lee.

“(He) packed up and left his wife and 9-year-old son late Christmas night and headed to New York to support the family and coworkers of Officer Ramos,” Lee wrote. “He never submitted any claim or reimbursement forms from the county.

“He feels that the support of slain officers is more important than any compensation, and he would do it again on his own dime in a heartbeat.”

Many departments that did not pay for officers to go to New York said the decision was driven primarily by budget concerns.

Antioch police Chief Allan Cantando said his department is rebuilding staff, and currently has mandatory overtime to cover shifts.

“I, too, factored in the cost of sending staff, and the loss of their services to the residents of our city,” he said. “I recognized there would be national attendance, and I felt it was best to keep our officers within the state.”

Hayward’s department also decided not to send officers to the New York funerals for budgetary reasons, said records administrator Adam Perez.

BART typically sends members of its honor guard detail to services held within the state for fallen public safety personnel, said police administrative supervisor Justin Morgan, but there is no formal policy on out-of-state travel.

Jaime Coffee, a spokeswoman for the California Highway Patrol, said out-of- state travel must be approved by the CHP commissioner and the state Department of Transportation.

“CHP policy allows a CHP officer, when practicable, to attend the funeral service of a fallen state police or highway patrol officer, and present a California state flag and letter of condolence from the commissioner,” she said. “This policy does not, however, provide for CHP officers to attend funerals for out-of-state local law enforcement.”

Some outside observers also question whether taxpayers should foot the bill for such travel.

Ken Hambrick, chairman of the Alliance of Contra Costa Taxpayers and a Walnut Creek resident, said he is compassionate about the death of public servants who put their lives on the line, especially police officers. However, he said, that’s not a justification to spend public money on funerals in other jurisdictions.

“Many others put themselves in the line of fire, like our military, and we do not recognize them when they die. Perhaps we should, but we don’t.”

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This letter appeared in the paper two days after the editorial…



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Internal Affairs is an offbeat look at local and state politics

City Weighing Chances in Profiling Lawsuit

Mercury News — May 17, 2015

Most of the attention since the Mercury News published its analysis of race of traffic stop data collected by San Jose police has naturally focused on what if anything the department and city officials might do to address disparities, especially when it comes to curb-sitting and searching blacks and Latinos far more often than white or Asian drivers.

What’s next in the racial profiling lawsuit filed by black motorist Shauncey Burt. City Attorney Rick Doyle said his office is still reviewing the suit.

But experienced attorneys, including Burt’s lawyer Nick Emanuel, believe it’s headed to federal court where the city would have reason to believe it has better chances.

The suit seeks class-action status and uses the data police collected on traffic stops as evidence of alleged bias. The data indicate that city police detain blacks and Latinos in traffic and pedestrian stops at greater rates than whites, Asians and others. The city is commissioning an analysis of the data but police say the apparent disparities may simply result from focusing enforcement in high-crime areas.

The city has a few weeks to make a decision but could seek to transfer the case to federal court if it wants the case handled by a federal judge instead of a Santa Clara County Superior Court judge.

Lawyers say there are certain procedural advantages for defendants in doing so.

For one thing, the perception is it is easier for the party being sued to get a case dismissed in federal court.

Also, though federal courts use six jurors instead of the 12 in state court, the federal jury verdict must be unanimous. In state civil cases, only 9 of the 12 must agree.

 

MAIL CALL



May 14th

Me again. I’m sure you’ve seen this video about Hillary before but for some reason have chosen not to air it, so I’m sending it in as a test to see if you will include it if it comes from one of your loyal readers.

Talking Points <talking.points.net>

You hit the nail on the head, TP. Readers who want to express a partisan opinion or a controversial topic are welcome to submit an item for the Mail Call column, which is open to those on the Right and the Left. Me? I’m just the messenger. But as I have pointed out before, voting for a Republican presidential candidate here in California in 2016 is a futile effort since the Democratic candidate will receive all of California’s electoral votes. Here’s the TP sent in video…

 

https://www.youtube.com/watch?feature=player_detailpage&v=TfG0bSK6fH4

 

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May 14th

Bill,

That video (of the deer stuck in the railing) reminded me of a similar event when I lived in the Santa Cruz Mountains. The poor thing was struggling, and it was just a matter of time before further injuries would be sustained. Her buddies watched from the tree line 50 ft away. So she wouldn't have a heart attack, I fired up the chainsaw inside the house, ran out on the porch and with one swipe cut the baluster setting her free. I don't like venison anyway.

Ron
(Mozley) <mozleysupnorth@gmail.com>

Good story, Ron. I just notified PETA, so keep an eye on your mailbox for an award that will include a lifetime membership to the organization. (This was the VIDEO from last week Ron was referring to.)

 

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May 14th

Hi Bill,

You guys do a fabulous job of keeping us all connected and up-to-date on what's happening with the SJPD family. I have so appreciated all the information you publish and share with each and every one of us.

I appreciate you listing all the SJPD employees who have passed, from the clerks to dispatchers and the sworn personnel. It's nice to see all the names included on your memorial list since they all felt as one cohesive family/group. My one question is why do you have my late husband John Mosunic listed as Sgt. instead of spelling out Sergeant like all the others? Just asking.

Keep up the good work. I enjoy reading your info all the time and letting us know when someone is not feeling well so we can send them a card of cheer or a friendly call.

May the force always be with you.

Taffy Mosunic <taffymosunic@icloud.com>

Sorry, Taffy. Using Sgt. instead of Sergeant was an oversight. I go over the list every year with a fine toothed comb looking for misspellings and wrong ranks and/or titles. Unfortunately, I have become so accustomed to using rank abbreviations that Sgt. didn't catch my eye. (I just corrected it to read Sergeant.) My biggest fear is forgetting to add someone who passed away since the previous May when I last published the list. That happened a few years ago and I had to explain to the widow why her husband was not on the list. It was a very awkward moment I do not want to repeat. In the case of your late husband, I apparently need to get a comb with finer teeth. Take care.
 

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May 15th

Bill:

I listened to the entire radio interview of Pat Boyd and think he did a fine job; in fact finer than I would have. What struck me and raised my hackles a bit were the constant comments by the interviewer who expected Pat to lie. Another thing that bothered me was the assumption that Pat could only speak the truth because he was retired and therefore immune from department retaliation for comments he might make. The whole tenure of the interview by the radio host struck me as condescending toward Pat when he frequently used the phrase" the honest truth.” What did he expect? I think the interviewer needs to grow up and get his head out of the sand. It bothers me when assumptions like that we're made in that interview.

Good job, Pat.  

Phil
(Norton) <ponorton2008@gmail.com>

For those who missed Pat’s interview and would like to hear it, click on THIS link to KALW Local Public Radio out of San Francisco. Then click on the blue audio button.


Pat Boyd

 

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May 17th

Hi Bill,

Hope you are well. Couple of things: Pres Winters, what a nice guy; what a good man, my ex-partner, my friend. We used to jog together at Lake Vasona in Los Gatos after shift. He came over to Santa Cruz a few years back and we spent the afternoon together. I was showing him around town and we were reminiscing about the 'good old days'. I could go on for several paragraphs, but let me just say that I will miss him. I'll see you down the line Pres.

The other thing: Kudos to Phil Norton – you said it better than most, Phil, about the "do nothing police department." Drive the speed limit. Oh what fun! Do as little as possible, then adjust the stats to make it look like the crime rate has gone down. Too much! I'm sorry Phil, I just had to laugh. So sad, yet so accurate. Like you said, an idea, though maybe not a good one. Leave it to the politicos to say, “What do you mean not a good one? That's a great idea.” We can all see the handwriting. I had to shake my head and laugh or I would end up deep in the depression ward. Good going.

Take care,
 
Dave
(Scannell) <silent.eagle46@yahoo.com>

 

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May 20th

Bill,

I thought you might be interested in this story: “Is San Jose Airport Ready for a Major Crash?” It ties in with our recent concerns about staffing.

Phil
(Norton) <ponorton2008@gmail.com>

This settles it. I’m using OAK instead of SJC if I must fly. Unless, of course, I want to fly free by hiding in the plane’s wheel well.

Click HERE to view the video. 

 

The NBC Bay Area Investigative Unit compared San Jose Airport’s
emergency preparedness to other airports of similar size and found
it fell behind those airports without breaking FAA rules. Senior
Investigative reporter Stephen Stock reports in a story that first
aired May 19, 2015. (Published Tuesday, May 19, 2015)
 

 

KEITH KELLEY BBQ REMINDER 


 

WITNESS STATEMENTS CHARGING POLICE BRUTALITY PROVEN WRONG BY VIDEO

Witness Accounts in Midtown Hammer Attack Show the Power of False Memory

By Jim Dwyer <dwyer@nytimes.com>
New York Times — May 14, 2015



A police officer shot David Baril on Wednesday at Eighth Avenue
and 37th Street as Mr. Baril began swinging a hammer at another
officer. Witnesses recalled seeing things that did not happen.

The real world of our memory is made of bits of true facts, surrounded by holes that we Spackle over with guesses and beliefs and crowd-sourced rumors. On the dot of 10 on Wednesday morning, Anthony O’Grady, 26, stood in front of a Dunkin’ Donuts on Eighth Avenue in Manhattan. He heard a ruckus, some shouts, then saw a police officer chase a man into the street and shoot him down in the middle of the avenue.

Moments later, Mr. O’Grady spoke to a reporter for The New York Times and said the wounded man was in flight when he was shot. “He looked like he was trying to get away from the officers,” Mr. O’Grady said.

Click HERE to video the shooting of the suspect.

 

Click HERE to view the suspect striking a woman with the hammer two days earlier.


Another person on Eighth Avenue then, Sunny Khalsa, 41, had been riding her bicycle when she saw police officers and the man. Shaken by the encounter, she contacted the Times newsroom with a shocking detail.

“I saw a man who was handcuffed being shot,” Ms. Khalsa said. “And I am sorry, maybe I am crazy, but that is what I saw.”

At 3 p.m. on Wednesday, the Police Department released a surveillance videotape that showed that both Mr. O’Grady and Ms. Khalsa were wrong.

Contrary to what Mr. O’Grady said, the man who was shot had not been trying to get away from the officers; he was actually chasing an officer from the sidewalk onto Eighth Avenue, swinging a hammer at her head. Behind both was the officer’s partner, who shot the man, David Baril.

And Ms. Khalsa did not see Mr. Baril being shot while in handcuffs; he is, as the video and still photographs show, freely swinging the hammer, then lying on the ground with his arms at his side. He was handcuffed a few moments later, well after he had been shot.

There is no evidence that the mistaken accounts of either person were malicious or intentionally false. Studies of memories of traumatic events consistently show how common it is for errors to creep into confidently recalled accounts, according to cognitive psychologists.

“It’s pretty normal,” said Deryn Strange, an associate psychology professor at John Jay College of Criminal Justice. “That’s the hard thing to get our heads around. It’s frightening how easy it is to build in a false memory.”

In one study, Dr. Strange showed people a film of a car accident in which five people, including a baby, were killed. The film was edited to remove segments of the accident. Then she tested the subjects 24 hours later on what they recalled. People were able to accurately describe what they had, in fact, seen, Dr. Strange said, but a significant number — 36 percent — also professed to have strong memories of parts of the crash that had actually not been shown to them.

“They are more likely to do that when they are upset about the event — if they are getting intrusive thoughts about it, or talking to other people about it,” she said.

A leading researcher in the field of witness memory, Elizabeth Loftus of the University of California, Irvine, said there was ample evidence that people found ways to plug holes in their recollections.

“If someone has gaps in their narrative, they can fill it in with lots of things,” she said. “Often they fill it with their own expectations, and certainly what they may hear from others.”

These are not the knowingly untrue or devious statements of people who are deliberately lying. False memories can be as persuasive as genuine ones, Dr. Loftus said: “When someone expresses it with detail and confidence and emotion, people are going to believe it.”

Said Dr. Strange, “It is surprising to the average person how quickly memories can be distorted.”

That was certainly Ms. Khalsa’s response.

“I feel totally embarrassed,” she said on Thursday, after having seen the video.

She now believes that she saw the initial encounter and then looked away, as she was on her bicycle. In that moment, the man began the attack, which lasted about three seconds until he was shot. “I didn’t see the civilian run or swing a hammer,” she said. “In my mind I assumed he was just standing there passively, and now is on the ground in handcuffs.”

“With all of the accounts in the news of police officers in shootings, I assumed that police were taking advantage of someone who was easily discriminated against,” she added. “Based on what I saw, I assumed the worst. Even though I had looked away.”

Her own certainty was gone, Ms. Khalsa said.

“It makes me think about everything in life,” she said.


 

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Obama Ends the Transfer of Military Gear to Civilian Police

Staff and Wire Reports
Mercury News — May 19, 2015

WASHINGTON — President Barack Obama ended long-running federal transfers of some combat-style gear to local law enforcement on Monday in an attempt to ease tensions between police and minority communities, saying equipment made for the battlefield should not be a tool of American criminal justice.



President Barack Obama is briefed by Camden, New Jersey’s
police Chief J. Scott Thomson during a visit to the department’s
Real Time Tactical Operational Intelligence Center on Monday.

Grenade launchers, bayonets, tracked armored vehicles, weaponized aircraft and vehicles, firearms and ammunition of .50-caliber or higher will no longer be provided to state and local police agencies by the federal government under Obama’s order. Also covered is camouflage gear that are thought to make police appear unnecessarily militaristic.

“We’ve seen how militarized gear can sometimes give people a feeling like there’s an occupying force, as opposed to a force that’s part of the community that’s protecting them and serving them,” Obama said, nine months after an outcry over the use of riot gear and armored vehicles by police confronting protesters in Ferguson, Missouri.

“It can alienate and intimidate local residents and send the wrong message,” he said during a visit to Camden, New Jersey.

Bay Area impacts

In the Bay Area, the anticipated effect of the new restrictions appears to be minimal. Several local police agencies, including Oakland and Palo Alto, as well as the Contra Costa County Sheriff’s Office, do not participate in the Pentagon’s 1033 program that has been a primary supplier of military surplus to law enforcement.

The president’s order only affects acquisitions from the federal government; many police agencies, including most in the Bay Area, have taken to purchasing some of these items commercially, including big-ticket items like the armored vehicles that are regular sights at SWAT call-outs and other high-risk situations.

With police under increased scrutiny over highly publicized deaths of black suspects nationwide, Obama also unveiled the final report of a task force he created to help build confidence between police and minority communities. And he issued a broader appeal for Americans to address racial disparities and the needs of poor communities before they erupt into disorder.

Obama is also placing a longer list of military equipment under tighter control, including wheeled armored vehicles such as Humvees, manned aircraft, drones, specialized firearms, explosives, battering rams and riot batons, helmets and shields. Starting in October, police will have to get approval from their city council, mayor or some other local governing body to obtain such equipment, provide a persuasive explanation of why it is needed and have more training and data collection on its use.

Most of what local agencies have acquired from the feds does not fall under the ban. Mountain View police reported having a set of base rifles — with the same specifications as those available to the rest of the force and civilians — and some wet-weather gear and backpacks. The Alameda County Sheriff’s Office has a fast patrol boat, and the police department in Concord has an armored vehicle.

Returning gear

It is unclear whether any of the new restrictions will apply retroactively; the Obama administration said Monday it was exploring whether it would require the return of any items. Some agencies were already in the process of giving back equipment even before Monday’s announcement, like San Leandro police, with some M14 rifles that haven’t been used. San Jose police, which acquired spare gun parts and ancillary gear like an SLR camera and ballistic goggles, do have some camouflage pants and bags that technically could be affected by the ban. The agency made headlines last summer when it elected to return its 10-foot-tall, mine-resistant ambush-protected troop transport in the spirit of avoiding a militaristic profile within the community.

Other agencies, including police in Antioch, Redwood City and South San Francisco, are keeping their federally donated MRAP vehicles, contending that the amount of protection they offer and their minimum half-million dollar price tag make them a win-win so long as departments are transparent with residents.

“This has been a hugely positive program for us,” Antioch police Lt. Tony Morefield said. “With the armored vehicle we have, it would cost over a half-million dollars for our department and for the city. The money savings are critical, not to mention the way that a vehicle like that can come into play during a real critical incident involving tactical operations and high-risk situations.”

Programs that transfer surplus military-style equipment from the Pentagon and other federal agencies have been around for decades, but Congress increased spending to help departments acquire the gear in the wake of the 9/11 terror attacks.

Associated Press writer Nedra Pickler and staff writers Robert Salonga, Natalie Neysa Alund, Rick Hurd and Harry Harris contributed to this report.

Ed. — The link below will take you to an excellent “PoliceOne.com” counterpoint article by Doug Wyllie, Editor in the Chief of the website. He has authored more than 800 feature articles and tactical tips on a wide range of topics and trends that affect the law enforcement community. Doug is a member of International Law Enforcement Educators and Trainers Association (ILEETA), an Associate Member of the California Peace Officers' Association (CPOA), and a member of the Public Safety Writers Association (PSWA).

The title of the article is “3 Crucial Points About Obama’s Evisceration of the 1033 Program.” If you are interested in this issue, the article is well worth a read. Click HERE to view it.

 

WERE PROTESTORS PAID TO PROTEST IN FERGUSON?

A conservative website called “Frontpage Mag” — along with others — claims that protestors were paid to ply their trade in Ferguson, and that they aren't happy because they have yet to be paid. We’ll provide you with the headline and first three paragraphs of the story. If it piques your interest, you can read the rest of it by clicking below…

Ferguson Rent-A-Mobs Exposed

By Matthew Vadum
Front Page Mag — May 19, 2015



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ACORN’s successor group in Missouri has been paying protesters $5,000 a month to generate civil unrest in Ferguson, the troubled St. Louis suburb where black youth Michael Brown was killed by a white police officer last August.

We know this because some of the protesters haven’t been paid and, now, they are demanding what they were promised. They held a sit-in at the offices of Missourians Organizing for Reform and Empowerment (MORE) and posted a demand letter online.

MORE is the rebranded Missouri branch of the former Association of Community Organizations for Reform Now (ACORN) which filed for bankruptcy in late 2010. That ACORN state chapter reconstituted itself in December 2009 as MORE under orders from ACORN’s national headquarters. President Obama used to work for ACORN and he represented it in court as a lawyer.

Click HERE for the rest of the article.

THIS is another website that relates to the issue of paid protestors in Ferguson.

 
 

“THIS IS GOLD”

The individual below who left the SJPD many years ago to head the Nevada Highway Patrol and ultimately the Reno PD posted this on Facebook a few days ago. It is definitely word a read...



After 21 Years Of Marriage, His Wife Made Him Take Out Another Woman. This Is Gold.

Author Unknown

We often take for granted what's been in front of us the whole time. This man's wife just wanted him to realize that.

After 21 years of marriage, my wife wanted me to take another woman out to dinner and a movie. She said, "I love you, but I know this other woman loves you and would love to spend some time with you."

The other woman that my wife wanted me to visit was my mother, who had been a widow for 19 years, but the demands of my work and my 3 children had made it possible to visit her only occasionally.

That night I called to invite her to go out for dinner and a movie.

"What's wrong, are you well?" she asked. My mother is the type of woman who suspects that a late night call or surprise invitation is a sign of bad news.

"I thought that it would be pleasant to spend some time with you," I responded. "Just the two of us."

She thought about it for a moment, and then said, "I would like that very much."

That Friday after work, as I drove over to pick her up I was a bit nervous. When I arrived at her house, I noticed that she, too, seemed to be nervous about our date. She waited in the door with her coat on. She had curled her hair and was wearing the dress that she had worn to celebrate her last wedding anniversary. She smiled from a face that was as radiant as an Angel's. "I told my friends that I was going to go out with my son, and they were impressed," she said, as she got into the car. "They can't wait to hear about our meeting."

We went to a restaurant that, although not elegant, was very nice and cozy. My mother took my arm as if she were the First Lady. After we sat down, I had to read the menu. Her eyes could only read large print. Half way through the entries, I lifted my eyes and saw Mom sitting there staring at me. A nostalgic smile was on her lips. "It was I who used to have to read the menu when you were small," she said. "Then it's time that you relax and let me return the favor," I responded.

During the dinner, we had an agreeable conversation — nothing extraordinary but catching up on recent events of each other's life. We talked so much that we missed the movie. As we arrived at her house later, she said, "I'll go out with you again, but only if you let me invite you." I agreed.

"How was your dinner date?" Asked my wife when I got home.

"Very nice. Much more so than I could have imagined," I answered.

A few days later, my mother died of a massive heart attack. It happened so suddenly that I didn't have a chance to do anything for her. Some time later, I received an envelope with a copy of a restaurant receipt from the same place where mother and I had dined. An attached note said: "I paid this bill in advance. I wasn't sure that I could be there; but nevertheless I paid for two plates — one for you and the other for your wife. You will never know what that night meant for me."

"I love you, son."

At that moment, I understood the importance of saying in time: "I love you," and to give our loved ones the time that they deserve. Nothing in life is more important than your family. Give them the time they deserve, because these things cannot be put off till "some other time."

 

THE BEST OF THE LATE NITE JOKES

May 13 - 19

May 13: Even the White House is weighing in on the deflate-gate scandal. Yesterday they encouraged Tom Brady to “be mindful of the way he serves as a role model.” And then President Obama stuffed out his cigarette and went golfing at noon on a weekday.

The White House encouraged Tom Brady to be more of a role model. They would’ve said more, but there was a drunken Secret Service agent streaking across the Rose Garden.

Senate Democrats blocked President Obama’s trade bill yesterday because they’re worried it could hurt jobs. It’s not an issue for Republicans, since they’ve all found work as presidential candidates.

Whole Foods is planning on opening a new chain of stores that carry lower-priced natural foods aimed at millennials. It's even got a catchy name: Trader Joe’s.

May 14: Hillary Clinton's younger brother Tony is facing criticism for using the Clintons’ political connections to help his career. So on the down side, she has a sketchy brother named Tony. On the up side, she just locked up every vote in New Jersey.

It turns out Hillary's brother could damage her campaign. But then Jeb Bush said, “I think we all get a pass on who our brothers are.”

They’re making a movie about Barack and Michelle Obama’s first date, called “Southside With You,” and the producers say they’ve already cast someone to play young Barack Obama. Now, I'm not saying the president has aged a lot but that young actor is Morgan Freeman.

May 15: It's Friday. That's one reason to celebrate. Also, it's the first day in a long time when no one declared they're running for president.

During a recent event at a restaurant called Tommy's Country Ham House in South Carolina, presidential candidate Ben Carson delivered a speech right after he lost his front tooth. Which still left him with more teeth than everyone combined at Tommy's Country Ham House.

Ben Carson actually lost a tooth. Which explains why he said that under his leadership, Americans would be entitled to “life, liberty, and the purthuit of happineth.”

Former New York Governor George Pataki may enter the race for president. It’s not definite, but he tweeted that he'll announce his 2016 plans on May 28 in New Hampshire. Well, what’s he gonna do, go to New Hampshire to say he’s NOT running? That’s like getting down on one knee and saying, “I think it’s time to see other people.”

May 18; George W. Bush gave a commencement speech at Southern Methodist University this weekend. It was pretty inspirational. He said, "As I like to tell the 'C' students, you too can be president." Even George W. Bush has George W. Bush comedy material in his act.

During a charity boxing match on Friday, Mitt Romney lasted two rounds against Evander Holyfield and raised a million dollars. It was just like Holyfield's fight with Mike Tyson, except Romney chewed off his other ear talking about his 18 grandchildren.

That's right, Mitt Romney took on Evander Holyfield in a boxing match for charity, and it was a pretty one-sided fight. But it was still not the worst boxing match we've seen this month.

This weekend Vladimir Putin played in an exhibition hockey game with some former NHL players and scored eight goals. Even Evander Holyfield and Mitt Romney said, "That looks fake."

May 19: Welcome to "The Tonight Show." I'm Jimmy Fallon, and I can say with complete confidence that I would lose a push-up contest to everyone in this room. It's Fleet Week here in New York, and I’m proud to say our entire audience is filled with military personnel.

President Obama finally has his own personal Twitter account. Even John McCain said, “Welcome to the Internet, grandpa.”

A new poll found that almost 70 percent of voters say that whoever our next president is, they must have political experience. You know, because it would be rude to say “anyone but Donald Trump.”

May 18: Lindsey Graham is now the seventh Republican running for president. If you're keeping score, that's basically one Republican candidate for every two Republican voters.

I can't wait for the Republican debates to start and there's literally 65 guys on one stage.

Over the weekend, Vladimir Putin scored eight goals during a hockey game. It happened just after he had the goalie executed.

A resort in Mexico has opened the first underwater bar. Shortly afterwards it became host to the world's slowest bar fight ever.

May 19: Hillary Clinton is trying to get the young vote. She's doing her best to win over millennials. Hillary's telling millennials if all goes well, she too plans to move back into the home where she lived in the 1990s.

KFC is planning to bring back Colonel Sanders. Because if there's one thing that will bring Americans together today, it's an old guy dressed like a plantation owner.

A Starbucks employee has been fired after being caught on video berating a customer. Luckily someone quickly calmed him down with a nearby Josh Groban CD.

A new report says that 80 percent of sunscreens either don't work or have questionable ingredients. In a related story, I don't have long to live.

May 13: I’ve been doing a lot of pondering, a lot of ruminating. And I'm not looking at this as a retirement. I'm thinking of this as a multi-game suspension. Like Tom Brady.

Last night we had Bill Clinton, the former president. Security was as tight as Governor Christie's yoga pants.

Security patted me up and down. They frisked me. My hand to God, I was groped. Then I got back in line.

I have nothing against the North Koreans but this Kim Jong Un has got a screw loose. A member of his cabinet, his security minister, nods off, falls sleep. We've all done it. Kim Jong Un takes the guy out and has him executed, just for falling asleep. Oh, and he was also deflating footballs.

May 14: George Clooney is on the program tonight. Next week at this time I will be in a hardware store watching them mix paint.

I got a call today from a guy I have never heard of before, and he said, "Hi, Dave, it's Bob. I'm with CBS. Look, the day after you guys leave the theater we're going to send a team in there to take care of the asbestos.

Congratulations to the New York Rangers. They won Game 7 last night. What a season, and to think they've done it all without Derek Jeter.

By accident Jeb Bush announced that he was running for president. And then he said, "No, not yet. OK, I made a mistake." And then later in the day, by accident, he called Hillary and congratulated her.

May 15: The new "Mad Max" movie takes place in a post-apocalyptic world. I have a small part in "Mad Max." I play the old geezer who remembers what steak tasted like.

In retirement, what I'm going to do is pal around with Oprah. She doesn't know it yet, but that's what I'll do.

I already have an idea. I'm going to start a line of salad dressing, and it will be just like Paul Newman's salad dressing but instead of the profits going to charity the way Paul Newman's profits go to charity, my profits won't.

May 18: Unusual weather for New York City. Today it was 68 and foggy. No, wait a minute, that's me. I'm sorry, that's me.

Tonight I will be talking with Tom Hanks. Next week I'll be at the post office talking with the clerk.

Mitt Romney, two-time Republican presidential hopeful, boxed former heavyweight champion of the world Evander Holyfield for charity. It was a horrible moment when Romney bit off Holyfield's other ear.

Holyfield won the fight. It's not the first time Romney has been knocked out by a black guy.

May 19: Tomorrow is our final show. That is unless it rains, and then there will be a rain delay. We'll probably make it up in a doubleheader around Labor Day.

A lot of people think I'm retiring, but I've been telling a fib. I've been forced to leave this job because I gave $75,000 to the Clinton Foundation.

Bill Murray is on the show tonight. Next week I'll be Goggling "foods that improve prostate health."

May 13: The 2015 college graduates are now hearing advice from commencement speakers about the real world. But there's a group left out in the cold, the ones who fell short of graduation — fifth-year seniors. Congratulations non-graduating senior class — the few in every school brave enough to say, "You know what? I loved my senior year so much, I think I'll do it all over again."

There are many successful people who didn't graduate. Bill Gates, Albert Einstein, Elton John. You won't be as successful as them because you're watching TV at 1:00 in the morning. But still there's hope, I guess.

You're very smart. You know who isn't smart? The graduating seniors who have to find a job. Little known secret: There aren't any jobs. When your friends were concentrating on their engineering degree, you were engineering a way to put vodka in a watermelon. We congratulate you for that.

You're right to want to stay in that warm, safe environment where the people are young and hopeful and fresh and alive. I'd be there right now if campus security didn't have my picture on file.

Never again will you live in a world where not only is the beer free but people will offer to pour it into your own mouth for you. Think of yourself as a super senior. The seniorest of all the seniors. You are the class of 2016. Or 2017. Or let's be honest, probably 2018.

May 15: During a concert in Vancouver, U2's guitarist, The Edge, fell off the stage in the middle of a song. I guess he got a little too close to the edge.

U2's frontman, Bono, was singing their hit, "I Still Haven't Found What I'm Looking For," and The Edge took it literally.

May 18: In the news, a man got so fed up that he drove his truck through his own living room. He said it was one of those spur-of-the-moment crazy things. No, it was not! That's just regular crazy. Getting frozen yogurt at midnight, or driving to Vegas — those are spur-of-the-moment crazy ideas.

Getting drunk and getting a butterfly tattoo on your lower back even though all your friends are telling you not to because you're a full-grown man who hosts a late-night show on CBS — yeah, sure, that is a spur-of-the-moment crazy thing.

The police were called, but it turns out it's actually not illegal if it's your house and your truck. But just based on the limited amount of time we've spent with this guy, I get the feeling that the bank owned both the truck and the house.

Later on in the story the guy revealed he is having trouble finding work. That might have something to do with how he arrived at his last job.

May 19: A man in Virginia went into a bank. He didn't have a weapon and he wasn't wearing a mask. He just had a nice note that said, "I really need you to give me some money, please." And they gave it to him. Police call it robbery. He says it wasn't. I'm with the bank robber on this. If it was illegal to politely ask for things you don't deserve, I would not be the host of "The Late Late Show."

That guy might be totally guilty. But on the bright side, if anyone's going to be released on good behavior, it's going to be him. After all, he was convicted on good behavior.

Crime is inevitable, so don't we want nice criminals? This guy should be commended. If I get robbed, I want the guy holding a gun to say, "Hey mate, can you just give me your wallet? And then I'll go this way, and you go that way. And also, have you lost weight? You look great."

If you like that story, you'll love the new CBS procedural starting next Tuesday night — "CSI: Polite Squad."

Kim Jong Un reportedly had his defense chief executed after he fell asleep during a meeting. Not only did they execute him, they shot him with an anti-aircraft gun. I'd like to see NBC hire Kim Jong Un to host "The Apprentice." His way of firing people is much more exciting than Donald Trump's.

Things like that make me glad I live in America — where our political figures are free to fall asleep wherever they want.

Kim Jong Un — it's really Catch-22 with him. If you close your eyes, you get shot for nodding off. If you open them, you get shot for laughing at his haircut.

Expedia released their rankings of the most annoying drivers in America. For the 15th year in a row, the most annoying driver on the road is every driver but you. The survey says the least popular passengers are backseat drivers. I would have said carjackers.

May 14: In Las Vegas, a musical that is based on the popular reality show "Duck Dynasty" is shutting down because of poor ticket sales. Now where am I supposed to take my wife for our anniversary?

You'd think with the size of the duck-hunting community, this show would be a hit. I guess the audiences weren't comfortable with the shooting over their heads.

The producers say there may be future productions of the "Duck Dynasty" musical in other cities. I think they need to change the name. To attract fans of musical theater, I would call it "Les Mr. Robertson."

May 15: We had rain this morning and thunderstorms last night. That doesn't happen much here in L.A. You could hear people screaming. We are so scared of rain here, you would think it had gluten in it.

In Southern California, rain confuses us and makes our yoga pants see-through.

Funny thing is, once it rains a lot of people here think that is it for the drought. The drought is over. The first thing we do when it rains is we run to the TV to see how our local weather reporters are going to cover it. They get so excited because the rest of the year they have nothing to do.

One weather reporter complained that you couldn't even stand in line for a taco because of the rain. Well then, what point is there to being alive?

May 18: At the Billboard Music Awards the big winner was Taylor Swift. She won eight trophies. I wonder if she even keeps them at this point.

Researchers have found that children in preschool are exercising only 12 percent of the day. The rest of the day was spent napping, eating, or generally sitting around doing nothing. It's called training them to be Americans.

The study found that we parents would like our kids to get more exercise. But that would mean we have to get up ourselves. And sorry kids, that's not going to happen.

I have an easy way to fix this. If you want kids to exercise, get an ice cream truck and just drive it slowly around the block. They will give chase. I've seen it happen.

May 19: George Clooney will be with us tonight. The sexiest man in the world is here and he's going to interview George Clooney.

According to a recent study, 61 percent of American drivers text while driving, 33 percent email while driving, and 17 percent take selfies. And 20 percent of drivers use Facebook while driving. There is nothing on Facebook you need to see even when you AREN'T driving.

Don't pretend you're not one of these people. When I pull up to an intersection, every person is doing these things. We need those driverless cars now before we all die.

When you get into your car, you should have to insert your phone into a slot just like a key to start the vehicle. Right? That way you can't get at it.

May 13: A 94-year-old man is graduating from West Virginia University after studying at the school on and off for 75 years — though I’m guessing mostly off.

He’s graduating from college at the age of 94. Just imagine how awkward it’s going to be for the commencement speaker when he says, “You have your whole life ahead of you. Except that dude.”

UC Berkeley students have developed a drone that follows you around, taking selfies of you. Which is a shame because those are exactly the kind of people we should be using the other drones on.

May 14: Dairy Queen has announced plans to remove soda from its kids' menu. Raising the question: Isn't their entire menu a kids' menu?

Tomorrow, Mitt Romney will have a boxing match with Evander Holyfield for charity. And I suspect that's what Romney will be yelling the whole time. "For charity, Evander!”

Mitt Romney will box Evander Holyfield tomorrow. So finally, someone can honestly say "Mitt, I think you should run."

May 18: President Obama joined Twitter today with a tweet that began “Hello, Twitter!” His bio says, “Dad, husband, and president of the United States.” He didn’t have to say “Dad.” We got that when he tweeted “Hello, Twitter!”

Jeb Bush said recently that he believes apps on the Apple Watch could help Americans better manage their healthcare than Obamacare. So there you go. If you can’t afford healthcare, just buy yourself an Apple Watch.

Vladimir Putin reportedly scored eight goals during a hockey game in Sochi this weekend. And the goalie only had one save: his own life.

May 19: Former Texas Governor Rick Perry said yesterday that knowing what we know now, he would not have invaded Iraq. Mostly because “what we know now” is that Rick Perry will never be president.

A new survey came out and Washington, D.C., has been named the fittest city in the country. And it makes sense. Just think of all of the exercise they get running for re-election, walking back statements, dodging questions, and jumping to conclusions. That's all cardio.

Police arrested a man on Long Island yesterday after he stripped naked and threatened Costco customers with a machete. Luckily, Costco customers were able to subdue him with a 50-pack of paper towels.

According to a new report, e-cigarette flavors have different effects on lungs, with hot cinnamon, banana pudding, and menthol causing the most irritation. But how will I feel like a man without my banana pudding-flavored e-cigarette?

 

WEEKLY SNOPES URBAN LEGEND UPDATE



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First, the more serious stuff: If you are a “911 Truther” — someone who believes the World Trade Center towers were brought down by the U.S. — you may also believe that the Obama administration is about to subject the country to martial law, and that “Operation Jade Helm” which is scheduled to begin in July is an audition for such action. If you agree with the people in THIS video, we would love for you to submit a missive for the Mail Call column that will help us understand why you feel that way. (2:04)



To be fair, THIS is the full video of the meeting. (57:21)



For more information about Operation Jade Helm, click HERE.
 

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This act comprised of a troupe of performers from Siberia from a recent edition of Britain’s Got Talent left the four judges speechless, even Simon Cowell. Have a LOOK and you will understand why. (6:12)

 


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Folks, welcome the ROSS SISTERS back to the Farsider for their second encore performance thanks to Lumpy. (We ran this in 2009 and again in 2013.) The vintage clip is from a 1940s era musical titled “Broadway Rhythm” — also known by its working title of “The Broadway Melody of 1944.” Stick with it for 60 seconds and you will begin to see some amazing acrobatic footage. For fear of sounding like an old phart, one of the many things that was a significant loss to the country were the great Hollywood musicals of the ’40s and ‘50s that will never be made again. (3:50)




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Would you and your spouse have had the courage to undergo what THIS couple did when you were in your twenties? The young couple in the video is about to undergo a transformation that few ever take. As they brace themselves for the outcome, the results give them a rarely seen glimpse into what the future may hold. Their reaction is absolutely touching. (5:49)




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Being the oenophile that I am (look it up), here’s a MACHINE that I’d like to add to my bar. I’m thinking that the calories I would consume by imbibing the nectar of the grape would be neutralized by me operating the machine. (2:16)




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Once you learn to ride a bike you will never forget how, right? This guy who has his own YouTube channel is sitting on a bicycle that he says is impossible to ride. Click HERE and watch the video received from Dewey Moore and you will see why. (7:57)




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This clip received from Jim Silvers shows how the sun sees you, and it is, for lack of a better term, absolutely SPOOKY. (3:06)




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Listen to Spiritualist JP Sears humorously walk you through the PITFALLS of what gluten will do to your body — and what you can do about it. (6:17)


If you bought into JP’s facts about gluten, LISTEN to what he has to say about dating a spiritual person. He can prove that what they say is seldom what they mean. (4:01)




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Dirk Parsons says he doesn’t play golf, but he’s thinking of taking up the GAME if he can go around the course on one of these golf boards. (2:43)




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Don’t be fooled into believing this is a real musical instrument like the author of the email who sent it to Bruce Morton stated (“Tuning the device is the simple part, think of making and assembling it.”) The fact is, it’s a digital instrument that was produced in a computer and titled “Resonant Chamber.” The graphics and sound make it well worth a CLICK of your mouse.(4:28)

 

That digital Instrument is part of the Animusic series that’s available on YouTube and DVD (I have the latter in my DVD library). One of my favorites is THIS one titled “Pogo Sticks.” Check it out. (3:20)


If you enjoy the graphics and the sound, go to YouTube and enter Animusic in the search field and you will be rewarded with several other “instruments.”
 

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Language warning (one F bomb): Bob Moir wants to know if all of the President’s appointees — like the Director of Federal Prisons for instance — is THIS lame? Listen as Minnesota Comic (oops, Senator) Al Franken questions Federal Prisons Director Charles Samuels about the size of an average prison cell in solitary. (2:28)

 

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Mike Thompson was impressed with this weapon called a “Simon,” even though the video clip is a few years old. To quote from the website:

Israel is home to many entrepreneurs and investors. Surrounded by hostile regimes and nations stuck in the 14th century, Israel has been busy inventing new microprocessors, baby monitors, and solar windows. It is an impressive nation with many bright minds.

HERE is one example from the Israel Video Network, which is sure to annoy the anti-Israel left. Using a regular M-16, this new bullet — the Rafael Simon Door-Breacher — can open up a reinforced door from 30 yards, and in complete safety. Great for rescuing hostages and killing terrorists.

Should SWAT teams (and our MERGE unit) be equipped with one of these door busters for hostage/rescue operations? The only downside we can see is if someone was to open the door at the same time the “Simon” was being fired. If would be an “Oops” moment the media would love to report on, even if the video was too gory to air. (5:06)




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We knew we could count on Bruce Morton to send in a lawyer story if we waited long enough…

One afternoon a lawyer was riding in his limousine when he saw two men along the roadside eating grass. Disturbed, he ordered his driver to stop and he got out to investigate.

"Why are you eating grass?" he asked one of the men.

"We don't have any money for food," the poor man replied. "We have to eat grass."

"Well then,” said the lawyer, “you can come with me to my house and I'll feed you.”

"But sir, I have a wife and two children with me. They are over there under that tree."

"Bring them along," the lawyer replied.

Turning to the other poor man the lawyer said, "You may come with us if you like.”
 
In a pitiful voice, the second man said, "But sir, I also have a wife and six children with me!"

"Bring them all as well," the lawyer answered.

They all entered the car, which was no easy task, even for a car as large as the lawyer’s limousine.
 
Once under way, one of the poor fellows turned to the lawyer and said, "Sir, you are too kind. Thank you for taking all of us with you.”

The lawyer replied, "Glad to do it. You'll really love my place. The grass is almost a foot high."
 

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If you can spare 43 seconds, check out Marnie as she explores an IKEA store. She is a 12-year-old rescued Shih Tzu who also happens to be a social-media sensation. She has over 1.4 million followers on Instagram, has her own website, Twitter handle and YouTube channel. MARNIE was 10 years old when she was rescued from the streets. (0:43)

Depending on how YouTube is configured on your computer or tablet, additional Marnie clips may automatically follow.




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The Sloth Sanctuary of Costa Rica captured THIS baby sloth reaching for the camera, possibly thinking it was a toy or something to eat. Instead of finding food, the little critter ended up providing some of the cutest selfie-like images. If these adorable, three-toed mammals had to go to work, they'd never make it on time. They can spend up to 20 hours per day sleeping, but when they are awake, you might want to have a video camera ready. (1:38)




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This is new footage of a 13-year-old circus LION that had been rescued and turned loose in a sanctuary where it felt dirt and grass for the first time. Under the clip is a little humor in the form of a viewer's comment that read, “If the lion had heard the background music, he would’ve gone back into the cage.” (The music is “Deliverance” by Yanni.) (2:24)




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Speaking of circus rescues, this is the moving story of Shirley and Jenny, two elephants that were reunited after more than 20 years. It’s proof that these magnificent ANIMALS do have very long memories. (7:21)




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Here we have a DANCING dog performance featuring Sandra and her furry partner named Lizzy, courtesy of Don Hale. As impressive as the dog is, however, give me a few days to train with Sandra and I believe I could replicate what Lizzy does. At least I would give it my best shot. (3:50)




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“Mean Dean” Janice, who swapped the Golden State for one in the deep south after he retired, seems to be proud of his redneck roots, and he submitted the following list so you can determine if you qualify for that status…

• You let your 14-year-old daughter smoke at the dinner table in front of her kids.

• The Blue Book value of your truck goes up and down depending on how much gas is in it.

• You've been married three times and still have the same in-laws.

• You think a woman who is out of your league bowls on a different night.

• You wonder how service stations keep their restrooms so clean.

• Someone in your family died right after saying, 'Hey, guys, watch this.'

• You think Dom Perignon is a Mafia leader.

• Your wife's hairdo was once ruined by a ceiling fan.

• Your junior prom offered day care.

• You think the last words of the Star-Spangled Banner are 'Gentlemen, start your engines.'

• You lit a match in the bathroom and your house was blown right off its wheels.

• The Halloween pumpkin on your porch has more teeth than your spouse.

• You have to go outside to get something from the fridge.

• One of your kids was born on a pool table.

• You need one more hole punched in your card to get a freebie at the House of Tattoos.

• You can't get married to your sweetheart because there's a law against it.

• You think loading the dishwasher means getting your wife drunk.

And in closing...

• Two good ol' boys in an Alabama trailer park were sitting around talking one afternoon over a cold one after getting off work at the local Nissan plant. After a while the first guy says to the second, "If'n I was to sneak over to your trailer Saturday and git in on with your wife while you was off huntin' and she got pregnant and had a baby, would that make us kin?" The second guy crooked his head sideways for a minute, scratched his head and squinted his eyes thinking real hard about the question. Finally, he says, "Well, I don't know about kin, but it would make us even!"

Y’all have a good day!

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Despite this clip dating back to 2009, we found the dexterity it took to fly this ultra-light RC airplane indoors amazing. If you are at all familiar with radio-controlled flying you should appreciate THIS clip. (2:44)




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Brodie Smith is an American Ultimate Disc League (AUDL) player who has become world-famous for his ability to perform the most incredible tricks with a frisbee. His YouTube channel is full of incredible trick shot videos, earning him over 1 million subscribers and over 123 million views. In THIS video, Brodie teamed up with another YouTube superstar, filmmaker "Devinsupertramp" to put together a compilation of some truly epic trick shots. (3:21)




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This clip from Chuck Blackmore is one of those where you won’t be able to understand a word, unless you are fluent in Chinese. But that’s not necessary in order to be AMAZED by the performance. (5:35)




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If you can get past the first 30 seconds of gibberish (I apologize to those of you who speak French), you should find THIS Grand Cabaret quick-change magic act received from Alice Murphy fascinating. I would love to be able to watch it from the side of the stage to see how it’s performed. (4:57)




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We’re reprising this video from a few years ago for this week’s final item and again asking, Did you ever know the meaning of the lyrics to the 1971 hit song “American Pie?” THIS video received from Tom Macris will tell you while letting you enjoy one of the classic songs from long ago and take a trip back in time. (8:42)




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