Placer County Sheriff’s Office
For immediate release by Sheriff Devon Bell and District Attorney Morgan Gire:
In October 2005, the Placer County Sheriff’s Office investigated the murder of 27-year-old Christie Lynn Wilson. The investigation ultimately resulted in the arrest of Mario Garcia. The
Placer County District Attorney’s Office
prosecuted Garcia, and after a trial, he was convicted of first-degree murder. Despite extensive searches throughout Placer and Nevada counties, Christie’s remains were not found. Efforts to find her remains have been ongoing until last week.
Over a period of four days last week, detectives with the Placer County Sheriff’s Office and investigators with the Placer County District Attorney’s Office conducted additional searches at Garcia’s former residence in Auburn, CA. They scanned the four-and-a-half-acre lot using Ground Penetrating Radar technology and identified several areas of interest.
Detectives and investigators searching one of those areas located and recovered skeletal remains which were brought to the Placer County Morgue for examination. Dental records have confirmed the remains found on the property, formerly owned by Garcia, are those of Christie Wilson. Notifications have been made to Christie Wilson’s family.
The Placer County Sheriff’s Office and the Placer County District Attorney’s Office will hold a press conference at the Auburn Justice Center at 2:30 p.m., on August 24, 2020. Christie’s family will be available to speak to the media after the press conference. We hope bringing Christie to a final resting place will help with the family’s mourning and will bring some closure to all who knew and loved Christie.
Friends are invited by the family to attend the memorial service for: Norman McCain #1235 July 14, 1935 – August 24, 2020
At San Jose PD from 1963-1994
Norm will be remembered with the assistance of the San Jose Police Chaplaincy, San Jose Police Emerald Society, and the San Jose Police Honor Guard.
When: September 1, 2020 at 10:00am
Where: The Legacy Garden inside of Los Gatos Memorial Park, 2255 Los Gatos Almaden Rd., San Jose. (Photo attached)
Let me know if you have any questions.
On Wed, Aug 26, 2020 at 10:14 AM -0700, “Rich Saito” <firstname.lastname@example.org> wrote:
Pierre Vida #1973 was visiting family in the Phillipines when he suffered a stroke. Due to the pandemic, he was unable to return to the U.S. until this past Wednesday. He is staying at the Manor Care facility at 1150 Tilton Ave, Sunnyvale, room 309. He is receiving therapy to re-gain mobility and speech. He welcomes calls and visits. He has an iPad and can Facetime using the email address: email@example.com.
I went to the facility and was able to talk with him by standing outside his room which is the 2nd room to the left of the north doorway off the parking lot. The curtains are open.
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San Jose police withholding bodycam footage
Antioch men arrested in car dealership break-in that led to a police shooting
|By Maggie Angst
Despite resounding calls from San Jose residents and elected public officials for more transparency, the city’s Police Department is withholding internal video footage of protests earlier this summer in which officers used rubber bullets, tear gas and other crowd control methods.
Citing the ongoing department’s internal affairs
investigations and impending litigation, San Jose
Police Chief Eddie Garcia told the San Jose City
Council this week that it could take up to a year for the agency to release video footage caught on officer body cameras and the city’s police helicopter of incidents that transpired during the protests denouncing police use of force after the killing of George Floyd.
“We very seldom want to take a year, but that is what the statute indicates,” Garcia said, pointing to a state law that gives law enforcement up to a year to complete investigations. “So we don’t want to give false hope that we can get this done quicker.” Though California police transparency law – Senate Bill 1421 – states that an ongoing investigation may be grounds to withhold disclosure, civil litigation is not a listed
reason for exemption. But it would not be the first time San Jose police have attempted to get around the landmark transparency law, which took effect Jan. 1, 2019. The Bay Area News Group filed a lawsuit against the San Jose Police Department in July to force the release of dozens of files on officer misconduct and use of force after the city failed to comply with the law and honor a public records act request from the news organization.
In that instance, San Jose Mayor Sam Liccardo ordered the city’s public information officer to make the documents public but he was unsuccessful in getting any progress before the suit was filed.
From May 29 – the first day of protests in San Jose – to June 30, about 1,024 community members filed complaints with the city’s independent police auditor over officer conduct, use of force and potential breaches of the police department’s policies. Those complaints were all consolidated into about 20 internal investigations that are currently underway. For instance, 928 of the complaints all involved the conduct of one officer – Officer Jared Yuen, who went viral for antagonizing San Jose protesters – and so they
all were consolidated into three complaints that are being investigated.
|fromThe Police Department has created a page on its website to post videos from the protest, but so far it features only links to just half a dozen public videos already well-circulated on social media or taken by various media outlets.
Because so much public footage the protest is already out in the open, San Jose Mayor Sam Liccardo is pushing the chief and City Manager David Sykes to publicly release some of the internal Police Department videos before completing the investigations.
According to Liccardo, many community members are only seeing “a 5-6-second video clip” at this point displaying only the protesters’ side and are missing the police officers’ perspectives, which the agency’s footage could help remedy. “Why shouldn’t we just release video if we know it’s an
issue of intense public concern and there’s already
ample public video out there anyway?” Liccardo said. “Why wouldn’t we want folks to understand what really happened?” Garcia, however, said that once the department starts releasing video footage, it’s hard to draw a line. So he is working with the City Attorney’s Office and city manager to create a “consistent process” for releasing certain footage.
“We have to look at it throughout the entire spectrum of force and whether there is exposure to the city, criminal allegations against an officer and other things,” he said. “I think we’re in a new age where we are going to have to be more transparent with bodycam footage, that’s a reality, but we’re just trying to find a process that’s more consistent across the board to do W it h i n t he c om i n g month or two, city staffers are expected to present a plan to the City Council on a community engagement process to “reimagine public
safety response” and publicly review useof-force
practices laid out in the department’s duty manual. The City Council also is expected to continue a conversation at one of its next two meetings about amending the Police Department’s manual to potentially prohibit the use of rubber bullets in all crowd situations.
“This is probably going to be some of the most
important work we do over the next few months,” said Deputy City Manager Angel Rios. “Our goal is to outline a framework and a process that’s going to be neutral, open-minded, candid, objective and has a racial equity lens included in it.”
|Changes to policing inevitable, undefined
By Andre Mouchard
Southern California News Group
|Americans want something different from the police departments they pay for.
“The world has changed in the past few months,” said Laurie Robinson, a criminology professor at George Mason University who served as co-chair of the Obama administration’s 2014 Task Force on 21st Century Policing. “Since Floyd, there’s been a broad focus on fixing criminal justice.”
George Floyd died May 25 in Minneapolis, under a
police officer’s knee. Over the ensuing weeks, as
protests spread across the country, clashes broke out in which many Americans were subject to violence – also by police.
That wave of violence, according to Robinson and
others, is why public opinion about law enforcement is changing.
Though polls show most Americans hold police in high regard – and few support defunding police departments – they also show strong majorities believe police don’t apply appropriate force in all situations and don’t apply the law equally to people of all races. To solve those problems, communities around the country are considering a wave of new ideas for their police departments: Citizen patrols? Technology based traffic enforcement? No police force at all?
Whatever the result, many say the current mood could lead to a bigger overhaul than the tweaks and adjustments that came during earlier waves of police reform And the answer might not be as simple as taking away a few police responsibilities. Modern policing means dealing with a range of social ills – addiction, homelessness, mental illness – that don’t touch on traditional ideas of crime but can pose a threat to overall public safety.
So the public focus on law enforcement sparks some questions: What should be the basic mission of a police department? What, exactly, do we want our police to do?
Crime, safety, order Police reform – or, at least, political demands for it – is ingrained in American life. The idea pops up routinely in the wake of civil unrest, high-profile police killings or spikes in crime. The most recent big-picture effort at reform, the Task Force on 21st Century Policing, was, by many accounts, the most productive.
The effort – convened by the Obama administration in the wake of unrest that followed the 2014 police shooting of Michael Brown in Ferguson, Missouri – took input from police leaders, civil rights activists, lawyers and academics, among others. The goals were
ambitious: to reduce the use of force, increase data
collection and transparency, and make police
departments more responsive to all communities. In short, it was aimed at changing police culture.
The results weren’t trivial. In the past six years,
departments around the country have started using body cameras, banned some dangerous restraints and begun to emphasize soft skills like conflict resolution.
Robinson, the criminologist who co-chaired the task force, said a study taken since her group issued its report found that many of the nation’s biggest police departments have changed their policies on use of force and training. Critically, she noted, police shootings among the 47 biggest departments fell by 21%.
“I do think there was change after Ferguson,” Robinson said. “For a lot of leaders of police departments, it was definitely an awakening.” The Ferguson shooting, and other high-profile police killings, also changed public opinion.
Even as polls show most people hold police officers in high regard, they also show majorities believe police don’t apply laws equally to people of all races and ethnicities. And studies of police violence support that opinion, with data showing that people of color – particularly Black men – are far more likely than others to die as a result of a police encounter.
Robinson said she has sensed the wariness even in her criminology classes.
“Before Ferguson, most of my students were
propolice,” she said. “Since then, I’d say most are
skeptical.” But the Ferguson-sparked task force, like other reform efforts, was aimed at adjusting police departments – tweaking organizations and operations that have been fundamentally unchanged for decades.
|The argument of the past few months seems to be
bigger. The phrase “de- fund the police” – chanted
during many protests – has evolved into a broader push to reimagine how police departments work and what they should be trying to do.
Addiction, mental illness, abject poverty – all have
become police issues. As a result, the government’s primary liaison to people who can’t get off drugs or who suffer chemical brain imbalances or who are so poor they can’t afford shelter is usually a police officer.
That role is a drain on everybody involved.
Federal data shows that only about 5% of the roughly 10 million arrests made in the United States each year are for crimes of violence, threats of violence or significant financial damage. The vast majority of all other police contacts involve people of color and people without a lot of money.
“There’s enormous cost to those arrests,” Robinson said. “That’s true for the people involved, for taxpayers, and the police themselves.” For Greg Stults, a retired high school teacher in Oakland who has two sons connected to law enforcement, reform shouldn’t necessarily mean a totally new mission for local police.
“Not sure I’m into defunding anything,” Stults said. But he does see an opportunity to help police focus on crime and safety by reducing or improving their role as social workers.
A few communities have done exactly that.
Since 1989, the city of Eugene, Oregon, has routed
calls related to homelessness and mental illness to
unarmed social workers instead of police. In 2017, the last year for which data is available, the program, known as CAHOOTS, saved taxpayers in Eugene – a city of about 171,000 – about $12 million. Also, fewer than 1% of those calls required police referrals.
In Portland, Oregon, a similar program, Project
Respond, has trained nonsworn officers to handle
mental health interventions and route people to
appropriate health care. Police departments in Denver and Houston are using similar tactics.
In Minneapolis – the city where George Floyd died – leaders recently launched a yearlong project to reinvent the police department.
In California, several cities are experimenting with
new visions of policing. Oakland and Berkeley, for example, are both considering programs that would reduce police contact with the mentally ill. A recent budget proposal for the Los Angeles Police Department includes the idea of taking some traffic enforcement out of the hands of
police. In San Francisco, police are reducing their
responses on calls involving nonviolent crimes.
And in San Jose and Santa Ana, among others,
residents have asked city officials to consider shifting police funds to social programs.
Going forward, any push to rethink the mission of
police departments in California figures to play out against a backdrop of tighter state regulation. At least two dozen bills being discussed in Sacramento would change police operations. Some of the ideas under consideration would redefine what constitutes excessive force, adjust the way police control crowds and beef up public disclosure of officer misconduct. One proposal would call on officers to intervene with other police if they believe excessive force is being used.
Even before the recent controversy, in August of last year, Gov. Gavin Newsom signed a law that says police can use deadly force only when it is deemed “necessary.” The previous standard allowed officers to shoot when they believed it was “reasonable.”
Reformers say the simple word swap makes
California’s deadly force law among the toughest in the country.
For some of the people who spoke out against police brutality in the wake of Floyd’s death, steps toward reform are welcome.
“You know, George Floyd was being held because of (an allegedly counterfeit) $20 bill,” said Alexa
Sanchez, a Santa Ana waitress who in June attended protests in Orange County.
“I don’t know what the rules should be, but we’ve got to be able to do better than that.”
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Vintage Behind-The-Scenes Snapshots Of Celebrities And Classic Hollywood Stars
Tina Turner Getting A Caffeine Kick Before Going On Stage
Who Is Keith Richards Without A Guitar In His Hands?
Steve McQueen And Allie MacGraw Taking Cover
From The RainRebecca De Mornay And Tom Cruise Promoting Risky Business
SEE MORE “BEHIND THE SCENES” HERE
Noble Facts About The Classic Western Show Have Gun-Will Travel
Inside The Presley Family And What Priscilla And Elvis’ Marriage Was Really Like
Old-School Parenting Photos That Probably Wouldn’t Fly Today
Times change and so do parenting techniques. Remember when mom would give you a nickel and told you to be home before dark? Those were the days. Now, parents are under constant scrutiny for the way they choose to raise their kids.
Those old-school parenting tricks would probably land you on the evening news today but hey, we survived didn’t we? Have a good laugh and a walk down memory lane while you look at these vintage parenting skills that would raise some disapproving eyebrows nowadays.
This Car-Seat Wouldn’t Ride Today
Mom Will Always Support You…Even If It’s As Your Bike Ramp
This Working Mom’s Crib Isn’t So Different From Today’s Standards
You Want To Come Mountain Climbing? Sure, Hop On
Sure, 16 Is Old Enough To Motorcycle Around Indonesia By Yourself
Robert De Niro’s Dad Probably Wouldn’t Smoke Around Him If He Was Born Today
Music Lessons Looked Completely Different
Anonymous Packages Of Fine Italian Clothing Probably Would Be Suspicious Today
It’s A Christmas Miracle! Now Put A Sock…Around it?
Swan Lake But With Babies
The Face Of A Happy Kid Who Got A Present
Seatbelts Don’t Exist On Vacation
This Old School “Mom I’m Not Coming Home Till Later” Text
Baby, You Got Style
Some Things Don’t Change After All
Spick N’ Span
Like Father, Like Son
Married In Style
Rocking A Jean Jacket
Even Lion Veterinarians Took Their Kids To Work
Is It Safe? Thanks To “The Arm” It Is Now
You Don’t See A Child Helping With Wine Making Much Anymore
The Only Kart Kids Get Now Is MarioKart
Shred Some Rails And Some Skin, Dude
Slingshot Or Baby Carrier For Skating?
Oh, No Worries, My Family Pet Raccoon Is Friendly
A Sparkler Is One Way To Teach A Baby Fire Is Hot
Swim Lessons Weren’t In A BackYard
A Halloween Costume That’s A Smoke Show
Party Like It’s 1976, Man
Need To Use The Chainsaw And Babysit? No Problem
Biker Gangs Were Different Back Then
This Is What Band Camp Is For Nowadays
This Vintage Lady Killer
This Pre-Selfie Iconic Baby Photo
Carving In Style
Style Off The Charts
His First True Love
Why is Australian Sand Soccer so Popular?
When the NFL began all the dancing in the end zone and then decided this weekend that kneeling for the National Anthem was OK, I decided that I was thru watching NFL Football .
I began looking for another sport to replace my Sunday entertainment interest s . I had settled on Beach Volleyball which I found interesting but the season was so short that something additional was needed to provide for a longer entertainment season. As luck would have it along came Sand Soccer which I feel will be more than adequate in fulfilling my entertainment needs on Sundays.
I think it’s the uniforms!
I can’t figure out why!
A SMILE FOR THE DAY
Back in 2005, the local Chevron gas station in Seattle’s Wallingford neighborhood converted their auto repair shop into a convenience store. Their outdoor sign—once used for service promotions and store specials—became redundant with the inside of the store already plastered with signage. So the owners decided to have fun with the outdoor sign instead, and the@WallingfordSign was born. This weekly sign message has become so popular, it has become a more effective marketing tool for the gas station than anything prior.
“Sometimes, when I reflect on all the beer I drink, I feel ashamed. Then I look into the glass and think about the workers in the brewery and all of their hopes and dreams. If I did not drink this beer, they might be out of work and their dreams would be shattered. I think, it is better to drink this beer & let dreams come true, than be selfish & worry about my liver.”
“When I read about the evils of drinking, I gave up reading.”
“24 hours in a day and 24 beers in a case.
Coincidence? I think not!”
H. L. Mencken
“When we drink, we get drunk When we get drunk, we fall asleep.
When we fall asleep, we commit no sin. When we commit no sin, we go to heaven. So, let’s all get drunk and go to heaven.”
George Bernard Shaw
“Beer is proof that God loves us and wants us to be happy.”
“Without question, the greatest invention in the history of mankind is beer.
Oh, I grant you that the wheel was also a fine invention,
But the wheel does not go nearly as well with pizza.”
“Beer: Helping ugly people have sex since 3000 B.C.”
W. C. Fields
“Remember ‘I’ before ‘E,’ except in Budweiser.”
Professor Irwin Corey
“To some it is a six-pack. To me, it is a Support Group. Salvation in a can.”
One night at Cheers , a TV Sitcom, Cliff Clavin said to his buddy, Norm Peterson: “Well, ya see, Normy, it’s like this .. A herd of buffalo can only move as fast as the slowest buffalo. And when the herd is hunted, it is the slowest and weakest ones at the back that are killed first. This natural selection is good for the herd as a whole, because the general speed and health of the whole group keeps improving by the regular killing of the weakest members.
In much the same way, the human brain can only operate as fast as the slowest brain cells. Excessive intake of alcohol, as we know, kills brain cells. But, naturally, it attacks the slowest and weakest brain cells first. In this way, regular consumption of beer eliminates the weaker brain cells, making the brain a faster and more efficient machine. That’s why you always feel smarter after a few beers!