November 21, 2010
October 29, 2008
I agree it would totally suck and be very scary to get pulled over by the police for a serious crime someone thought they witnessed, when it was really just a misunderstanding.
However, Ivonne, what are the alternatives? :
1. LAPD shouldn't take calls about kidnaping seriously?
2. When LAPD pull over people they've spoken to in the past, they should automatically release that person? (bc everyone the cops know or have ever spoken to are obviously good and decent people that don't commit crimes!)
3. Cops should automatically release and believe every word that a member of the VNC tells them? (yes, bc we know VNC members never would lie or commit crimes)
4. When cops pull over someone who smells of alcohol or admits to drinking or appears to be intoxicated, they shouldn't bother w a sobriety test if the person swears they aren't really drunk? (we all know drunk drivers would admit to the police to being drunk, right?)
Unbelievable that she would dare to think she deserves special treatment by the police and that they should just believe her and release her bc they "know" her…. if she believes that, and believes that is how the LAPD should operate, then she needs treatment of a different kind and I am scared that she is working in any capacity in our neighborhood.
When are the next VNC elections? and why did we fail to get rid of these people last time?
July 15, 2009
June 16, 2009
July 20, 2010
It was sent. Far and wide. I think a few people at McMurdo station in Antartica and on the International Space Station have also received it by now as well. We'll see what a Brown Act request between everyone on that list and Linda Lucks yields regarding this issue as well. I guess for the VNC, it isn't about working for the neighborhood, it's about how having that appointment works for you.
Disgusting. Entitled. Corrupt. In my opinion, of course.
Bottom line for me is that Guzman favors more money, as shown in the video on this thread, for what she calls social services than for additional policing in our community. Perhaps more money is needed for social services but that does not equate nor diminish most people's support for a strong police presence that every community in the U.S. wants and has proven effective in recent months in Venice. Officer Thusing was wise not to respond to Guzman's question. Guzman seems to have disdain for the police from what I hear and certainly from some of the crowd she runs with who are definitely antipolice. It is also evident that Guzman, and others on the VNC, are a detriment to our community in their battle to minimize a strong police presence. That is a gross disservice to our community and their voices should be ignored as Officer Thusing demonstrated. The incident Guzman expereinced sounds quite traumatic but at this point we only have the allegations of Guzman, nothing verified, and if there is an investigation I am sure there is another side, even many sides, to this incident. Citizen complaints against unfair treatment by cops are common in every city in the U.S. and most cops have had complaints lodged against them. I hope we do learn of the actual events that took place when she was detained but until then we have one person's version of police misconduct and one who seeks reduction in Venice's policing. I am left to wonder.
February 17, 2010
It is possible that she just sent it to be displayed on Yo Venice?
I posted it after getting it from a number of sources… It is not about the incident, which would be pretty unnerving to anyone , but to the stall to beat the meter compounded with the "poor me" letter sent all over town, solidly endorsed by the VNC President who was not at the scene.
You folks have to understand, these miscreants thrive on "poor me-isms" and write letters and emails to the city and the LAPD about everything that they perceive as racist, sexist, elitist, class-ist, as well as fulfilling paranoid delusions. You can be sure that LAPD Internal Affairs are already looking into this grievous mishandling of a situation involving an elected official….
Bottom line for me is that Guzman favors more money, as shown in the video on this thread, for what she calls social services
And what a co-winky-dink… she runs a social service. More money please! And given her clientiele if there are more cops she might have fewer clients. Go figure.
December 9, 2009
If you see the cops pulling over this guy who beat his 10 month old daughter to death this week, just hope he doesn't dazzle them with kindness and reassurances of what a great guy he is so he is just let go. Believe it or not there are bad people out there and sometimes they are people you know.
The Saturday evening homicide of a 10-month old baby from blunt force trauma has resulted in sheriff's Homicide detectives and South Gate police officers seeking the public's help in locating a South Gate man, wanted in connection with the baby's murder.
Suspect Jose Deras allegedly assaulted his wife and 10-month old daughter at about 5:40PM, in the 5100 block of McCallum Avenue, South Gate.
The assault resulted in the death of the infant girl.
Suspect Deras was last seen driving his black 2008 Nissan Sentra, black, 4-Door, California license number 6FYB170. His destination is not known.
Jose Deras is a 20-year old Hispanic male, 5'08', 160 pounds. He has curly black hair, slight moustache, and a goatee. He has a tattoo of a dragon on his right shoulder, and a tattoo of skulls on his upper right shoulder.
Anyone with information about this incident or the suspect's whereabouts is encouraged to contact the Los Angeles County Sheriff's Department Homicide Bureau at 323-890-5500 or South Gate Police Department at (323) 563- 5400. If you prefer to provide information ANONYMOUSLY, you may call "Crime Stoppers" by dialing 800-222-TIPS (8477), texting the letters TIPLA plus your tip to CRIMES (274637), or using the website:
Apologies for going off-topic, but this story really bothered me – and I just received this excellent news via email:
"IN CUSTODY: South Gate Homicide Suspect Jose Deras arrested in Mexico City
Sheriff's Homicide Bureau detectives report that Suspect Jose Deras, who is wanted in connection with the homicide of his baby daughter, was located and is being detained in Mexico City, Mexico. He was detained without incident and is being held by Mexican officials.
He is awaiting the initiation of formal extradition requests on behalf of Los Angeles County Sheriff's Department Homicide Bureau investigators and the Los Angeles County District Attorney's Office.
At this time, it is unknown when Deras will be returned to Los Angeles County.
Suspect Deras is from El Salvador.
The 2008 Nissan Sentra, which Deras used to flee the crime scene, was located and impounded in the Southern California area.
The investigation into the circumstances surrounding the death of a 10-month-old girl, which occurred Saturday, January 17, 2011, in the 5100 block of McCallum Avenue, South Gate, is continuing.
No details about how and when exactly he was taken into custody are available at this time."
January 30, 2011
So, being on a neighborhood council is a "get out of jail free" card?
The old "don't you know who I am!" defense…
As a man who knows the streets and the police, Madam, you were nothing more that a quota and you should know about police and their quota in your neighborhood.
They have to arrest so many people and write out so many tickets every month so they can keep their positions in Venice, if not they could find them selfs in one of La's hot spots.
Myself, I was arrested for one marijuana cigarette 2 years ago and the city spent $100,000.00, it was the most expensive pot bust in La's history and for just one cigarette, why the judge had one of the biggest laughs of his career when he heard the amount I was arrested for, however, the Men and Women of the Pacific Division are only doing their jobs no matter what the cost to you, your friend, or the young lady.
Sorry to hear about your trouble and the inconvenience you experience by public servants.