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El Monte might tax fat kids 24

July 25, 2012 By John Seiler In the great Clint Eastwood Western “The Outlaw Josie Wales,” the Yankee Terrill says, “Doin’ right ain’t got no end.” So it is with busybodies everywhere. They just won’t leave us alone. The California Center

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Police shouldn’t act like invaders 0

April 23, 2012 By Steven Greenhut SACRAMENTO — A Sacramento area family is mourning the death of their mentally disabled son, who was shot to death by a sheriff’s deputy after the family had called the sheriff’s department for help

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When heroes become bureaucrats 6

JULY 26, 2011 This article first appeared in City Journal. By STEVEN GREENHUT On Memorial Day, a suicidal man waded into San Francisco Bay outside the city of Alameda and stood there for about an hour, neck-deep in chilly water,

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Making Public Pay for Budget Cuts 6

JULY 25, 2011 By STEVEN GREENHUT Last year, one of my reporters and her adult son were walking in downtown Sacramento when a couple of young toughs tried grabbing her purse. She pulled back her purse, and the robbers lunged

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N.Beach Cops: $5,600 To Wash Hogs 0

John Seiler: Our friend and colleague Brian Calle reports in the Orange County Register: It pays well to wash your motorcycle if you are a cop in Newport Beach, where officers who patrol on motor bikes are paid an additional

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Cop and Fire Pensions Tick Off Public 7

Note: This first appeared in City Journal California. JULY 1, 2011 TOM GRAY Motherhood, the flag, and firemen — they pretty much go together in the pantheon of political symbolism. Except maybe in Alameda. In that city of 74,000, just

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Bureaucrats Don't Come to the Rescue 0

JUNE 6, 2011 As a tragic San Francisco fire that claimed the life of at least one firefighter Thursday has shown, public safety jobs at times can be very dangerous. But an incident from earlier in the week across the

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S.F. Bay Fire & Cops Watch Man Drown 7

JUNE 2, 2011 By JOHN SEILER Fire and police rescue crews stood by — for a full hour — while a man drowned in S.F. Bay. What kind of people are these? MSNBC reports (the link includes a video): Interim

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S.F. cops shut down girl's lemonade stand 0

John Seiler: Just when you thought the Police State couldn’t get any worse, cops in San Francisco recently shut down a little girl’s stand selling lemonade and brownies. How un-American can you get. It’s like banning Mom and apple pie. Well,

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