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Tuesday, June 29, 2010

CRN Talk Radio Show, Saturday, June 26, 2010: John Lott, Eric Christen, Lydia Gutierrez, and channeling Scott Baugh

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Anonymous said...

Martha Montelongo, I understand you are having a guest on your radio show this Saturday re: CA Supt of Public Instruction. I want to inform you of the truth. I qualify for a write in because I ran for this office in 2006 and received over 1% of the vote that year. That is the ONLY qualifying two prong test to be able to run as a write in Nov 2, 2010. Lydia Guteirrez is telling false information and causing confusion to my campaign. (I received 14.2% of the vote in 2006). We would like an opportunity to correct any inaccurate statements she may make, and would also like you to inform people of this information during the broadcast with Gutierrez, as we have seen her emails she is sending around to confuse people. We do not understand why she is taking this self-centered position, and would like her to support for Diane Lenning, as a "fellow" Republican who legitimately does qualify. Lydia Gutierrez does Not qualify for a write in Nov 2, 2010 because she did not run for this office in 2006, and does Not fulfill the two prong test to qualify. Thank you! Diane Lenning, Ed.M. www.DianeLenning.com

Botched Paramilitary Police Raids: An Epidemic of "Isolated Incidents"

"If a widespread pattern of [knock-and-announce] violations were shown . . . there would be reason for grave concern." —Supreme Court Justice Anthony Kennedy, in Hudson v. Michigan, June 15, 2006. An interactive map of botched SWAT and paramilitary police raids, released in conjunction with the Cato policy paper "Overkill: The Rise of Paramilitary Police Raids," by Radley Balko. What does this map mean? How to use this map View Original Map and Database


Death of an innocent. Death or injury of a police officer. Death of a nonviolent offender.
Raid on an innocent suspect. Other examples of paramilitary police excess. Unnecessary raids on doctors and sick people.
The proliferation of SWAT teams, police militarization, and the Drug War have given rise to a dramatic increase in the number of "no-knock" or "quick-knock" raids on suspected drug offenders. Because these raids are often conducted based on tips from notoriously unreliable confidential informants, police sometimes conduct SWAT-style raids on the wrong home, or on the homes of nonviolent, misdemeanor drug users. Such highly-volatile, overly confrontational tactics are bad enough when no one is hurt -- it's difficult to imagine the terror an innocent suspect or family faces when a SWAT team mistakenly breaks down their door in the middle of the night. But even more disturbing are the number of times such "wrong door" raids unnecessarily lead to the injury or death of suspects, bystanders, and police officers. Defenders of SWAT teams and paramilitary tactics say such incidents are isolated and rare. The map above aims to refute that notion.