Aaron F Park

Reality is a stubborn thing.

Jan 132018
 

James Bond said it best, when you want revenge, you’d better dig that second grave. Stan Sniff’s buddies (what few there are) in the Riverside Sheriff’s Department went to Sal Rodriguez, a willing cop-hating SJW to get him to write a hit piece on the Riverside Sheriff Association’s leadership. Wouldn’t you know that Sal Rodriguez has his own “issues”.

Like any member of the fake news, Mr. Rodriguez ran face first in to the wall of truth. Then, an assistant DA from Los Angeles County took him out behind the woodshed.

Opinions Aren’t Facts – by Michele Hanisee:

The critical feature of an op/ed is that it is opinion and commentary rather than investigative journalism.  As the late Senator Daniel Patrick Moynihan once observed, everyone is entitled to his own opinion, but not his own facts.  In a recent foray, columnist Sal Rodriguez mixed “facts” in with personal attacks to argue that criminal justice “reforms” are working.  Rodriguez first contended that crime is lower than in 2006 when the prison population was at its highest point.  Of course, the alternate takeaway is that imprisoning repeat offenders for a lengthy period leads to the crime rate falling.  As we covered in our last blog, the facts show that decreases in imprisonment based upon the criminal justice reforms” of AB 109 and Prop 47, have been followed by rising violent crime rates and rising property crime rates.

Rodriguez took umbrage with me for stating in a radio interview on the Doug McIntyre radio program that Prop 47 allows a thief to walk out of a store with a flat screen TV every day of the week with little chance of punishment beyond a notice to appear.  Rodriguez labeling my factual statement to be “fear-mongering.”   He then blamed law enforcement for not arresting repeat thieves and taking them to jail.

Here are some facts for Mr. Rodriguez.  Police officers do not have legal authority to make an arrest for a misdemeanor theft not committed in their presence.  It is not their choice, they are acting on laws passed by our legislature.  If they are somehow able to witness a shoplifting in progress, or if the store security makes a citizen’s arrest, the police have two options.  One option is to make an arrest in the field and issue a notice to appear in court.  The other option is to spend hours booking the suspect into jail, after which the suspect will be released with a notice to appear in court.  There is no room in L.A. County jail to hold people arrested on misdemeanors because the jail is now housing convicted felons under AB 109.  If the suspect is convicted and sentenced to jail, he or she is still unlikely to serve any time.  At present, a person sentenced to 180 days in L.A. County jail will be immediately released.  These are not opinions, these are facts.

Other “highlights” of Rodriguez’s screed include: (1) touting a debunked study claiming crime in California decreased statewide, even though those figures were conjured up by excluding Los Angeles County, home of 1 in 4 Californians; (2) thanking Prop 47 for freeing up jail space, apparently not realizing he has just verified that Prop 47 has made many crimes inconsequential misdemeanors for which no time will be served; and (3) asserting police spend “much of their time arresting drug offenders,” despite the well-documented fact that drug arrests have plummeted in Los Angeles County and across the state since passage of Prop 47.

Opinion writers, are, of course, entitled to hold opinions and to write about those opinions.  We, in law enforcement, do not have that self-indulgent luxury.  As Joe Friday said, “Just the facts, Ma’am.”

As Stan Sniff’s World continues to shrink, he is left relying more and more on people like Sal Rodriguez to carry his water. Sad.

Jan 112018
 

Remember when we told you about the Sheriff’s control issues and his lack of prioritization of CCW Permits? Remember when we suggested that it was a passive-aggressive back-dooring of Gun Control?

On 10/23/2017, we introduced you to the Sheriff’s passive-aggressive resistance to giving anyone a CCW Permit in a timely manner. Then on 10/30/2017, we followed up with even MORE evidence spread out over several years that the 2 year wait was not an aberration.

When Chad Bianco ran against the Sheriff in 2014, he lit in to him over the passive aggressive resistance to CCW Permits. It appears that the problem has gotten worse, not better.

By most accounts, Riverside County’s CCW backlog began in December 2015, shortly after a mass shooting in the neighboring San Bernardino County killed 14 and injured 22 others. A radicalized Islamic couple, Syed Rizwan Farook and Tashfeen Malik, attacked a government holiday party with assault rifles and handguns.

Then, the Sheriff did NOTHING to solve the problem. However, he does blame the budget, the Riverside County Board of Supervisors, the tooth fairy and every other imaginary goonie for the problem.

Historically, this whole process took no more than two or three months, said Sniff, who has served as sheriff for a decade.

Nowadays, applicants may wait eight times that long just to get the interview.

“Two years is ridiculous,” said Justin Luhrs, 38, of Riverside. “Even six months is too long.”

The article takes pains to paint the Sheriff as pro-gun. Apparently, he is not pro-gun enough to even attempt to address the backlog.

Perkio turned in his application for a concealed weapon license and asked how long the review process would take. A polite sheriff’s deputy showed him several two-foot stacks of unprocessed applications, each one just like his.

They would all have to be reviewed before Perkio’s turn would come, the deputy warned.

The wait would be about 28 months.

“It was a shock,” said Perkio, 56, who is licensed to carry a gun in 26 states, but a year-and-a-half later is still waiting for his application to be processed in Riverside. “If something happens in the meantime, this is a Second Amendment opportunity to protect myself that I simply don’t have.”

Sheriff Sniff did not plan to fail. He failed to plan. The previous articles on this issue show that the CCW Permit process was a problem long before two of Obama’s “Refugees” decided to kill infidels. Sheriff Sniff will get unseated as Sheriff because he has failed to do his job.

When presented with evidence he has failed in his job as Sheriff, his preferred course of action has been to retaliate against anyone suggesting a different course of action and to fight the Riverside County Board of Supervisors at every juncture. (Even the Desert Sun article shows the effects of the Sheriff’s intimidation as they tried to blunt the effect) The Sheriff has had over 10 years to direct the ship and instead the problems are getting worse, the new jail will be empty and good people are retiring or jumping ship to other counties. It is time for a change.

Jan 102018
 

For those of you just tuning in to this blog, you’ve seen a small snapshot of Sheriff Stan Sniff. He is the Sheriff of a county of 2.4 Million people. Riverside was once a GOP stronghold and now the registration is about even. Stan Sniff for his part has a history of playing both sides with his endorsements and support even though he is nominally a registered Republican.

It was Stan Sniff’s support of Richard Roth that first got my attentionSniff called Richard Roth a “True Champion for Public Safety”, yet Roth supported Prop 47 and Prop 57, get out of jail free cards for habitual career criminals. Under those propositions, you can visit the local markets and steal up to $950 worth of stuff and get an infraction. You can then do it repeatedly as those crimes do not pile up. Roth also supported making transmitting HIV a misdemeanor. Lest you think Stan Sniff’s democrat tendencies are limited to the above, the good sheriff also added another disaster to his endorsement quiver. In 2012, he endorsed leftist democrat Cheryl Brown. Ms. Brown has been like Richard Roth on acid. Brown is so far out there that she has supported legislation so bad that even Governor Moonbeam has vetoed it.

So when I started hearing stories that are legion about the Sheriff and his ham-fisted megalomania against the rank and file I started taking a deeper look. Just today, it has come out that the Sheriff gave a dictate to the Captains that any comments critical of his majesty on social media were to be screen-shotted, reconnoitered and sent straight to the imperial command. I am sure those liking Right On Daily’s blog posts on Facebook are getting re-assigned, passed over for promotion and having their files documented for hangnails. Hopefully, the Sheriff and his sycophant Captains and Lieutenants are printing off copies of these blog posts and reading them repeatedly.

Given that Sheriff Sniff himself experienced retaliation by his predecessor, the tradition is a long standing one in Riverside County. Recently, the local media wrote a limp-wristed story about Chad Bianco being retaliated against for several years by the Sheriff. Two months earlier, we introduced you to the bully sheriff in as well. We will be rolling out more stories beyond the retaliation against Chad Bianco, as the morale within the department is terrible. Even beyond today’s edict dictated to the captains, Sniff’s patterns are set in.

Nothing describes the decimated morale of the rank and file officers and the pattern of retaliation and fear based leadership than the Sheriff taking the extreme ACLU-Backed position on body cameras. The Sheriff chose to throw his men under the bus, and it is the opinion of this blogger that the 2014 campaign against him (by Bianco, backed by a lot of deputies) was the nexus for his decision in 2015 on the body cameras. It is consistent with his pattern.

As a hard-core conservative, I can tolerate honest squishes. I’ve voted for a handful of democrats for local office over the years. I do, however have a serious problem with people who make conservative public statements on key issues whose actions are anything but. Even though the local media parrots the lie that Sheriff Stan Sniff is “pro-gun”, his passive-aggressive record of stuffing CCW permit applications under the guise of budget issues is one of the most outrageous lies he lives daily. Read here about 2+ year waits for honest citizens. In my home county, I could have a CCW in about 90 days if I could hit the broad side of a barn with anything other than an M249 Machine Gun with a 250 round magazine. In case the first link was not enough, here is part 2 of the Stan Sniff CCW disaster where he straight out lied to gun rights groups in 2014 to get them off his tail. It gets worse, it has come to my attention that the Sheriff may well be picking winners and losers in the CCW lottery himself.

Stan Sniff is a dishonest Conservative. Beyond his endorsements of soft-on-crime liberal democrats, Sniff can not even enumerate Republican principles of law and order consistently. Beyond the hyperbole of a campaign, I really can not figure out what the Sheriff’s core principles are. Case and point, his flip-flopping on Prop 47, which was supported by the democrats he endorsed which has had significant societal effects. His position on the Body Cameras, endorsements of society-destroying democrats and his inability to recognize Prop 47’s effect should cause any conservative, moderate or independent serious pause.

The Sheriff has been at odds with the Riverside County Board of Supervisors for years. I’ve already written a ton of stories about the Sheriff refusing to accept the fiscal reality in Riverside County. He instituted a hiring freeze, causing him to waste valuable dollars on overtime. Rather than be flexible in past years, Sniff preferred layoff notices en masse to the rank and file, including leaving 500 Prison Beds vacant.

In 2018, the full effect of his failure to lead are with the citizens of Riverside County. Despite getting an extra $18 Million allocation in 2017, Sniff fought the recommendations of KPMG and ran up a $9 Million deficit. The result? Sniff straight up said he is going to leave the new, $200 Million+ Jail EMPTY.

Empty Jails? Mass Layoffs? Sniff gets a total compensation package of $335k and recently received a 20% pay raise. Now, democrats have reasons to be upset with the Sheriff.

The consequence of Sniff’s management? 6000 inmates to be released early after serving a fraction of their sentence. Crime is way up in 2016, and we are sure 2017 Stats are going to be equally as poorAccording to the sheriff’s department, there were 27 homicides in the first half of this year in its patrol areas, compared to 14 during the same period in 2015 — a 93 percent jump. Looking only at unincorporated communities, the growth rate was an even 100 percent — 10 murders in the first six months of 2016, compared to five in the first half of 2015. — Sheriff’s statistics showed that robberies spiked by 19 percentwhile aggravated assaults grew by 11.4 percent…

We have more articles to come about Sniff’s failures as a Sheriff, more articles about the terrible morale in the Sheriff’s Department, more articles about the intimidation of people fed up with his failure and even a few bonus articles about his private life that may shed more light in to why we need to retire Sheriff Sniff. Stay Tuned.

Jan 082018
 

The Riverside Press-Enterprise ran a story about the retaliation against Chad Bianco, Stan Sniff’s most viable and best-funded challenger.

Here at Right on Daily, we first alerted you to Stan Sniff’s heavy hand in a post dated November 8th. We are thrilled to see the Press-Enterprise take up the case 2 months later. We’d be thrilled to see them take on the Sheriff’s epic failures of leadership, fiscal mismanagement, spiraling crime rates, CCW Permit auctions and stonewalling and the like… but we will accept small victories as this is the state of the American Media. In November, we wrote:

Here is one recent example – Lt. Chad Bianco who is running against the Sheriff was “Re-Assigned” for most of 2015-2016 to a job in an isolated office and was put in a position where he could not interact with anyone else. This, while the Sheriff was publicly attacking the Riverside County Board of Supervisors over budgeting issues. Perhaps Bianco could have been working on the CCW Backlog?

Sniff’s control issues re-manifest as Bianco has been re-assigned again just recently to a similar dungeon.

There are other things the Sheriff has been doing to retaliate against political adversaries that we will be getting in to soon.

The Riverside Press Enterprise has joined with Right On Daily to highlight Sheriff Stan Sniff, who may be better suited as a Chicago alderman with his personal conduct.

So Bianco went to the scene.

Bianco said he ordered crime scene tape to go up and separated a witness from talking to other people who were there.

Paramedics pronounced the man dead and Bianco said he called for detectives.

Soon afterward, Bianco said his captain called and ordered him to return to the station.

To Bianco, that was baffling.

“Never do we send people away from the homicide scene … especially that early in the process,” he said.

At that point, Bianco said they didn’t know where all the evidence was or whether they had an outstanding suspect.

He believes it was retaliation for his candidacy.

“This is a complete political move,” Bianco said.

In his statement, Sniff implied that Bianco was behaving counter to the mission of the Sheriff’s Department.

“Every employer, public or private, has periodically experienced employees who only want to do what they want to do,” the statement said. …  “Our organization, like any other, needs all employees to do their assigned and required jobs, rather than determining on their own how they might personally desire to spend their work time.”

We’ve detailed how Sheriff Sniff is going to leave the new jail empty, has been paying temp employees $40-$50 an hour, has laid off enormous numbers of employees, featured $104K a year administrative jobs and has been constantly blaming everyone else for his refusal to deal with the fiscal reality in Riverside County. (while hauling in $335K a year in compensation himself)

So Lt. Bianco gets out of his exile because all the officers (what few are left in Hemet, that is) are on calls… and the response is: “Our organization, like any other, needs all employees to do their assigned and required jobs, rather than determining on their own how they might personally desire to spend their work time“. Got it, Chad? Who cares if there is a murder, I told you to respect my authoritah, because I am the Sheriff.

The Sheriff meddled in a murder investigation in order to continue his rampage. Perhaps there are more instances of this as his gross mismanagement is leading to an empty jail and big-league increases in crime in Riverside County.

Several people have come forward to tell their story, and their stories will be told as we continue our expose’ on an out of control failure of a Sheriff.

Jan 042018
 

That’s right, it is a fraud. A dirty secret about Travis Allen’s Gas Tax initiative is that the statutory deadline to gather signatures expires on 1/8/2018.

ON 12/31 – he sent out an email asking for money. This is dishonest at best. The text of the email follows (The biggest lie is emboldened):

Dear: (sucker)

Just like you, I’m looking forward to 2018 . . . for the most part.

However, there is one thing I am dreading: the increase in vehicle registration fees that kicks in January 1 thanks to the $52 billion gas tax bill the Democrats forced on us.

Thankfully, 2018 is the year we can repeal this obscene tax, but first I need your help finishing out 2017 strong.

Before midnight on New Year’s Eve, we must raise another $10,000 to help us gather hundreds of thousands of signatures and put our repeal on the ballot next year.

In order to save yourself from incurring thousands of dollars in unnecessary taxes and fees for the next 10 years, please chip in just $25, $50, or even $100 or more to help us hit our year-end goal.

Remember, we must hit our goal before midnight New Year’s Eve, or else we could be stuck with these taxes and fees for 10 years or more!

Thank you for helping us fight back against the Democrats’ latest tax scheme!

Sincerely,
Assemblyman Travis Allen

Why is Travis Allen raising money for something that he knows is going to fail to even get on the ballot? (This reminds me of Karen England ripping off the legitimate Prop 8 Effort many years ago when the Capitol Resource Institute ran a signature initiative) He is asking for $10,000 to help get hundreds of thousands of signatures, which should have people screaming BS by itself aside from the fact that not a single signature has been gathered by Travis or his crew for his initiative… and the clock runs out on 1/8/2018, but SEND YO MONAAAAY!

Why did Travis Allen persist in pushing this initiative when there was another Gas Tax Repeal initiative in circulation? Was he trying to sabotage the effort? The Howard Jarvis Backed Initiative is rocking and rolling, gaining tens of thousands of signatures.

The truth is that all of the money that Travis Allen is raising off of this fake Gas Tax Repeal can be swept in to his governor campaign. While this is legal, it is deceptive and unethical.

Travis Allen’s keyboard commandos will try and dismiss this, similar to Mr. Allen’s Pro-Choice record, horrendous attendance record, record of questionable votes in the legislature, donations to Barbara Boxer, Jerry Brown and his tax liens. It is just fitting that a fraudulent campaign is marked by fraudulent fundraising. Travis Allen should have stayed in the Assembly.

Click here to hear a great podcast on this issue. Look up The Chris Daniel Show: Jim Verros and the Observer 17 near the top of the list (as of 1/4/2018).