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Grand jury weighs in on weak spots in San Joaquin County law enforcement

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Posted: Friday, May 24, 2013 12:00 am

Staffing shortages, limited jail capacity and poor communication between departments are weaknesses San Joaquin County needs to address in order to reduce crime, according to the annual county grand jury’s public safety report released Wednesday.

The report acknowledged that budget cuts and prison realignment have created substantial difficulties for authorities trying to create a safer county. But the county needs tackle citizens’ increasing concerns, and the grand jury identified three areas which could help reduce crime.

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  • Doug Chaney posted at 8:04 am on Mon, May 27, 2013.

    advocate Posts: 502

    Josh, I was waiting for you to step up and be the big man in town. Are you telling me that LPD really sets those tow traps up appropriately? Please confirm that so others will know just how ignorant you really are? When the tows for minor misdemeanor traffic citations is sometimes fifteen times the number than dui citations or tows and the locations nearly always on the east side of Lodi and not on the nights of the big wine busts, with most violators of those minor traffic citation tows being mostly Latino or other ethnicities, anyone with even a bit of common sense or intelligence would seemingly come to the conclusion that citing an impaired/dui driver other than a minority might have bad consequences for the stuffed shirt, well connected, wealthy,good ol" boy or girl, city council, or their management team being cited and publicly embarrassed by media exposure.

  • Josh Morgan posted at 1:43 pm on Fri, May 24, 2013.

    Josh Morgan Posts: 542

    Doug, you haven't reported this to the Grand Jury already? Oh, that's right, the Grand Jury isn't taking you seriously any more after the past allegations you've been making. It's always helpful if you can back your allegations up with facts. Something you've never been able to do.

  • Doug Chaney posted at 6:42 am on Fri, May 24, 2013.

    advocate Posts: 502

    When will the grand jury investigate the cowardly way Lodi law enforcement sets up their cowardly license/dui checkpoints? Always on the east side away from any wine or alcohol related events and in the wrong directional flow of traffic and not on the evenings that these alcohol/drug consuming events take place and only seemingly to target poor, immigrant unlicensed minorities from the east side of Lodi and not the well connected, prestigious drunks known to frequent these never ending events that encourage drivers to suck up the booze and then continue to another venue for more and then attempt to drive home? In my opinion, this is criminal in itself and the idiot who plans these checkpoints needs to be questioned as to the priority of the off beat locations chosen, usually at a property, I assume "rented" from Geweke or one of the good old boys who have blighted, abandoned property that seem to be convenient to LPD for their same old east side locations.



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