The Boston field office of the FBI issued a stern warning this week about law enforcement being targeted at their homes. In the Internal Document, obtained by ABC 5, it says that the F.B.I. had
“received credible intelligence that rioters are looking for officers’
home addresses via public records.”

Air Force sergeant suspected of killing Santa Cruz sheriff’s deputy with bombs and guns

Santa Cruz County sheriff’s Sgt. Damon Gutzwiller, left, was killed in the line of duty Saturday, June 6, 2020, in Ben Lomond after responding to a report of a suspicious van that had guns and explosives inside. Air Force Sgt. Steven Carrillo is being held in connection with the death of Gutzwiller and the wounding of another deputy. Authorities are also investigating Carrillo in connection with the Oakland killing of a security guard. (Photos courtesy of the Santa Cruz County Sheriff’s Department)

Community mourns fallen Santa Cruz County Sheriff’s Deputy Sgt. Damon Gutzwiller

A memorial to fallen Santa Cruz County Sheriff’s Deputy Sgt. Damon Gutzwiller in front of Sheriff Headquarters is filled with flowers on Sunday as more than 1,000 mourners attend a vigil for Gutzwiller, who was killed in Ben Lomond in the line of duty on Saturday. 

Anti-Cop mania as a result of Floyd gets cop programs tossed!

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JUNE 04: A video of chaotic scenes from one of the recent protests in San Jose is shown as San Jose Mayor Sam Liccardo, far right, and San Jose Police Chief Eddie Garcia, behind Liccardo, watch during a press conference on Thursday June 4, 2020, in San Jose, Calif. Garcia and city leaders sought to explain the force police used on crowds during the George Floyd protests in San Jose over the past week. 

The San Jose Police Department and city leaders are defending the tactics used during the protests earlier this week, asserting that officers were besieged by agitators. The department has been criticized over its use of tear gas and rubber rounds

SAN JOSE, CA – MAY 29: San Jose Police officers monitor the protesters during a protest in downtown San Jose, Calif., on May 29, 2020, after the death of George Floyd in Minneapolis. (Dai Sugano/Bay Area News Group)

The Lincoln Hills Area Retired SJPD Breakfast Group is open for business again!  Table photograph, L to R, Bob Brooks, Rich Couser, Dennis McKenzie, Bill Silva, Craig Shuey, Kerry Smith, Dave Samsel, Dan Bullock, Joe Ross, and Joe Wicker.  Anyone in the area, or just driving though, is welcome to attend our 1st Saturday of the Month breakfast at the World Famous Sterling Cafe in Lincoln at 0900 hours.  Because the State has put limits on seating (for the time being) we are limited to 10 diners.  If you want to attend please email Craig at CVShuey1459@gmail.com.



Curfews set as protests rage on

S.J. to keep order in place for a week; Walnut Creek
urges businesses to lock up
By Julia Prodis Sulek, Annie Sciacca and Maggie
Staff writers
As clashes between protesters and police continued for
a third night across the Bay Area on Sunday, with
police fighting protesters in numerous communities
and more looting and violence, San Jose and Walnut
Creek joined San Francisco in imposing curfews to try
to keep the peace.
In Walnut Creek, with reports of one woman shot in
the arm and scores of looters swarming the Broadway
Plaza business district in daylight Sunday, officials
imposed an immediate 6
p.m. curfew and asked all businesses “ to close
immediately. Please ensure your doors are locked &
In San Jose, a hastily arranged citywide curfew began
at 8:30 p.m. but allowed people to go to essential
businesses, including grocery stores and hospitals.
Police Chief Eddie Garcia said that while his
department has “ heard the calls for change, we’ve
heard the calls for accountability,” after the police
killing in Minneapolis of an unarmed black man, “ we
can’t allow our city to devolve into chaos. We’re not instituting martial law,
we’re going to use it very judiciously.” Oakland, where
tensions also have been high since the police killing in
Minneapolis of George Floyd sparked national outrage,
had yet to call for the same restrictions Sunday evening
– a sign of the loaded decisions balancing public safety
and free speech.

Liccardo rejects calls to defund police
CRITICS DENOUNCE ‘TINKERINGS’San Jose mayor will propose budget that will focus on
By Aldo Toledo
SAN JOSE » In clear contrast with San Francisco, Los
Angeles and other big cities, San Jose doesn’t intend to
cut funding from its police department as demanded by
activists in the wake of the police killing of George
Floyd, according to Mayor Sam Liccardo.
“There’s a lot of work to be done,” Liccardo
acknowledged in an interview Monday. “But defunding
the department doesn’t help the very communities that
have been burdened by structural racism for decades in
this nation. The notion we can do without the police is
an interesting experiment. I’d rather not be the guinea
pig.” Instead of diverting money from the police
department to social or health care services as
advocated by law enforcement critics, Liccardo is
proposing a budget that will focus on shoring up police
Los Angeles Mayor Eric Garcetti has announced the
city will redirect $250 million from police toward
health care and jobs programs, and San Francisco
Mayor London Breed has said the city will prioritize
the redirection of funds toward that city’s African
American community..But after calling on his own police department last
week to reassess its use of force during protests – a sign
to some activists that San Jose could be on a similar
path – Liccardo sent out a news release Sunday saying
he doesn’t intend to reduce the police department’s
funding in the 2020-21 fiscal year budget, which starts
July 1.

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Good morning, Leroy,

Yesterday morning, Tunku posted this on his twitter site, and by coincidence I emailed him at the end of the day, asking how he, his wife, and their college student son were doing, sheltered in NYC.

Since I never do social media, he emailed it to me, and I’m sharing his post with you.

Many of us have been watching and waiting for the best voices, with best progress, to build better for the future, and this helps!

Thank you for all your efforts, Leroy,

Laurie McNamara


As I watch parts of urban America descend into chaos & struggle to come to terms with the looting in my beloved New York, I urge you to read about Joe McNamara, a friend of mine & a superb cop, about whom I wrote in the days after he died in 2014.
Joseph McNamara was a philosopher-policeman, one who had
far-reaching effects on U.S. law enforcement.

We’re used to cerebral soldiers. Every American generation has given us a sprinkling. Contemporary generals are expected to be tough and irrepressible. They are also expected to be thoughtful and, increasingly, humane. Not so our cops—or at least not until very recently. If an American police chief has had a philosophy, it has been the stuff of no nonsense, one with which he has presided over an armed workforce that keeps order in a Manichaean world.

Last week I attended a memorial service for a man—a cop—who was a glorious exception, a philosopher-policeman. He was Joseph D. McNamara, a man who had been chief of the San Jose Police Department from 1976 to 1991. He retired from the force just days after calling for the resignation of Daryl Gates, chief of the Los Angeles Police Department, four of whose officers had savagely beaten an unarmed black man named Rodney King—an act of violence, caught on tape, that came to be seen as the nadir of American policing.

McNamara had been one of a very few senior American police officials who had condemned Gates in public. In an op-ed on these pages, written in April 1991 while he was still running the San Jose Police Department, McNamara said that “the videotape of the LAPD brutality affects the credibility of all police officers. It has cast a cloud over policing that won’t be lifted until police chiefs drop their own code of silence and speak out against one of their own’s peculiar philosophy of policing.”

McNamara died on Sept. 19, of pancreatic cancer. He had, in the time since his retirement in 1991, been a fellow at the Hoover Institution at Stanford (where I was his colleague for the past seven years). He wrote prolifically—op-eds for newspapers, this paper in particular, and crime novels of a lively (and sometimes best-selling) flavor. His obituary in the New York Times recognized him as the “father of community policing” in this country, which he was indisputably; but he was also much more.

In an email to me, Ray Kelly, until recently the chief of the New York Police Department, described McNamara as “a visionary leader in law enforcement at a time when they were in short supply. Starting as a beat cop in Harlem in the 1950s, he became a scholar and an advocate for progressive policing throughout the country. Never afraid to speak his mind, he was the most influential police officer-academic of his time.”

Although McNamara received a Ph.D. in public administration from Harvard (having earned his bachelor’s degree through night classes at the John Jay School of Criminal Justice), he started his life on the force pounding the streets of some of America’s toughest precincts. Perhaps for that reason, and from beat experience acquired the hard way, he believed in the stop-and-frisk policing policy that lately has been demonized in New York and beyond. McNamara saw stop-and-frisk as a policy that benefits, on balance, the communities in whose midst it is practiced. He supported it for utilitarian reasons: In inconveniencing (or worse) a few citizens, it increased the safety of a much larger number. Yet he was alive to its political flaws as a policing tool.

McNamara was only 39, and not long out of Harvard, when he left the NYPD to become police chief of Kansas City, Mo. “I was then the youngest big-city police chief in America,” he wrote in his last essay before his death, an op-ed for Reuters on the events in Ferguson, Mo., in which an unarmed, young black man was shot dead by police. In the piece, McNamara recalled a very similar incident that occurred only a few days after he took charge in Kansas City, “on a crystal clear day in 1973.” An unarmed 18-year-old black man had been killed by a uniformed officer as he fled the scene of a daylight break-in at a home.

Following the shooting, and despite fierce opposition from his own ranks, McNamara instituted a form of policing that called on officers to be more sensitive to the people they policed, to work closely with leaders, churches and the like, and to be respectful of the citizens they were paid to protect, especially those from ethnic minorities. This was a radical idea, and deeply resented by the force. Speaking at McNamara’s memorial, Chris Moore, a retired San Jose police chief, said that “Joe engaged the community in a way that no police chief had done to date. He believed that to have legitimate policing in a democratic society, you had to have the consent of the governed.” Today, “community policing” is America’s default mode, however imperfectly it may be practiced.

McNamara also was ahead of his time in other ways. He created a rotation policy at the San Jose Police Department, where he arrived after three years at Kansas City. Officers weren’t allowed to take root in departments, where they ran their own fiefs and kept younger officers out of fresh avenues of experience. He revolutionized the practice of promotion, instituting a “rule of 10,” which allowed him to fill positions by choosing from the 10 most senior available candidates. This enabled him to pick more recently recruited ethnic-minority officers for promotion, and had a salutary effect on police and community relations.

He also had some of the strictest rules in America governing the use of deadly force by officers. After the young man was shot in his first days as police chief at Kansas City, McNamara shredded the department’s policing manual. He didn’t believe that officers should use their firearms unless there was imminent danger to human life. His officers were ordered never to fire except under those circumstances, a command that sprang from the depths of his own morality and from his personal practice as a cop.