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Stockton police plan extra security for Rep. Jerry McNerney

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Dan Lungren

Posted: Monday, January 10, 2011 12:00 am | Updated: 7:06 am, Mon Jan 10, 2011.

In light of the shooting of Rep. Gabrielle Giffords, D-Arizona, and the deaths of six people on Saturday, Stockton police will step up patrol of Rep. Jerry McNerney's Stockton office.

"He hasn't officially requested any extra security," Stockton police Lt. Jim Pickens said Sunday afternoon.

Nevertheless, officers are aware of the Arizona shootings and taking action locally, Pickens said.

Meanwhile, McNerney, D-Pleasanton, who represents the Lodi area, and Rep. Dan Lungren, R-Gold River, whose district includes Galt, released statements about Saturday's shootings.

Jerry McNerney: "I'm deeply saddened by (Saturday's) tragic events in Arizona. Congresswoman Gabrielle Giffords is a true public servant and a dear, unassuming friend. She is open and accessible and dedicated to the people she serves. My thoughts and prayers are with Gabby, her family, staff and all the victims affected by this senseless act of violence."

Dan Lungren: "I was shocked and saddened upon hearing the news of this senseless act of violence. This horrific act against a servant of the public and innocent civilians has no place in our society. My thoughts and prayers are with Congresswoman Giffords, her staff, the victims and their families."

Contact reporter Ross Farrow at rossf@lodinews.com.

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6 comments:

  • Darrell Baumbach posted at 11:27 pm on Tue, Jan 11, 2011.

    Darrell Baumbach Posts: 9403

    roy bitz posted at 7:32 ...cute cat... in reference to ms Bobins icon...

    Roy, I have to agree with you... that is one cute cat, Miss Bobin’s choice was a good one.
    However, I have one of those loyal dogs who faithfully sits by me when I scroll through these blogs...at first, the strangest thing would happen each time I would get to Ms Bobin’s icon... he would cry in fear and cower under my feet. He never did that before so I thought” strange”. Now, he no longer cries but growls as if he wants to protect me… He loves cats so it is peculiar. He is a very perceptive animal so maybe he is growling at something else besides the icon. If you have any ideas, let me know, I’m at a loss as to what is happening or what to do.

    Doug, if you have any experience with dogs, any suggestions?

     
  • Darrell Baumbach posted at 9:48 pm on Tue, Jan 11, 2011.

    Darrell Baumbach Posts: 9403

    Roy,
    To me it was very obvious that you were making commentary on human value in general and how the media places more value on some people over others. Any person could see that you were not playing tzar and determining the value of each person but saying all life is valuable regardless of position. I thought your comments were kind and caring not to mention civil... I appreciated your thoughts…

    Doug… I agree with you, there is a lot of fear mongering that goes on… it must work as it keeps happening… good point…

    Ms Bobin… would be interesting to find out how you draw the conclusions you do… Maybe you and Bush have something in common… that 1000 points of light comes to mind.

     
  • roy bitz posted at 7:32 pm on Tue, Jan 11, 2011.

    roy bitz Posts: 489

    Dang:
    Joanne missed my point.
    What I tried to say was:
    it concerns me that the media decides who's life and death is worthy of how much coverage. Every network--every news service. Little or no mention of other victims.
    Cute cat.

     
  • Doug Chaney posted at 11:43 am on Tue, Jan 11, 2011.

    Doug Chaney Posts: 1232

    Mr. Bitz, I wonder if they will protect Mr. Tom DeLay's life, who's just been convicted and sentenced to 3 years in prison for money laundering, but who also has been freed on bail pending his appeal? I think this whole protection issue is just more fear mongering by the politicos.

     
  • Joanne Bobin posted at 10:03 am on Tue, Jan 11, 2011.

    Joanne Bobin Posts: 4310

    Nice to know that Mr. Bitz has been appointed to place the value on each human's life.

    As far as the media goes, I have seen much coverage of the other victims in this terrorist attack, except perhaps for FOX News which has been more concerned with getting to the bottom of just why the Pima County Sheriff believes that hate speech contributed to this - especially since they are the major manufacturer of said speech.

     
  • roy bitz posted at 8:10 pm on Mon, Jan 10, 2011.

    roy bitz Posts: 489

    Memo to Stockton police:
    Jerry Mcnerney is not in!

    It is not necessary---nor is it a prudent use of your time, to "hover" over his Stockton office. I doubt he has spent more than a few hours there over the past four years.
    I just hope the rest of the nation's police don't try to "hover" over the thousands of offices of absent representatives. Fish where the fish are---not where they may be.

    Some people's lives are certainly more valuable than others--- based upon their personal contribution to society. That said, the value of any human life is difficult to gauge---though the media has no problem doing so.
    It seems the media considers the life of congresswoman Giffords to be thousands of times greater than any of the other victims.

    Same for Stockton police stepping up efforts to protect Jerry--give me a break.

     

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