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Cop vs. firefighter

Maybe the unity public safety workers present when they want raises and high pensions is breaking down. The U-T reports: CHULA VISTA — A California Highway Patrol officer handcuffed and detained a Chula Vista firefighter for refusing to move his engine

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SWATs Gone Wild

  A couple of days ago in this article I debated come commentators about cop SWAT teams. I pointed out how they commonly were abused, and we’d be better off without them. This new story comes from Charlottesville, Virginia, the

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Why do we need govt.? Dept. 7

May 24, 2013 By John Seiler Governments tell us we need to pay high taxes to them so they can protect us from criminals. And one of the most liberal Democratic areas in the country is Oregon. It’s a heavily

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Video: In violent Detroit, private citizen starts 911 service

May 13, 2013 By John Seiler In bankrupt, violent Detroit, the city shut down 911 service. That provided an opening for citizen Dale Brown to start his own service. As he says in the following video, he started with a

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Perks pose risk to all of us 22

April 22, 2013 By Steven Greenhut SACRAMENTO — The horrific Boston bombings have led to irrational calls for more security cameras and more police officers, with some Democrats absurdly using this tragedy to argue for halting the slight sequester-mandated cuts

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Dorner manhunt raises policing issues 124

Feb. 17, 2013 By Steven Greenhut SACRAMENTO — Police typically say that their paramount mission is to protect public safety. But the recently concluded manhunt for former Los Angeles Police Department officer Christopher Dorner, accused of murdering four people after

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Affluence police tee off on Mickelson 13

Jan. 28, 2013 By Steven Greenhut SACRAMENTO — After hearing the criticism directed toward golfer Phil Mickelson for his modest comments about California’s highest-in-the-nation tax rates giving him cause to consider relocating, I was left wondering: What country do we

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Firefighter one of nation’s safest jobs

The nation’s astoundingly well-paid public firefighters insist that they receive their high salaries and pensions (averaging around $175,000 a year in total compensation in California, with age-50 retirements and schedules that allow them to sleep on the job and work

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‘Policing for profit’ on the rise 6

Aug. 13, 2012 By Steven Greenhut SACRAMENTO — Few groups of “sinners” are singled out in biblical accounts more than “tax collectors,” who were not merely state agents collecting revenue that taxpayers rightfully owed to the government. They were the

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Garden Grove: Store owner uses handgun to chase away armed robbers 0

Aug. 1, 2012 By John Seiler This is why we need guns. And why the government shouldn’t take them from innocent people. Just hours ago, five robbers, two armed, invaded a jewelry store in Garden Grove. Who knows what they

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