Nov 272017
 

What you are going to learn about the Sheriff is a pattern dating back to his first year in office of fighting with the Riverside County Supervisors.

You would think with 10 years of budget cuts that the Sheriff would be more proactive and less combative with the county board of supervisors. However, that is not the case.

Riverside County Sheriff StanSniff Jr.’s plans to create a new administrative position within the sheriff’s department drew fire from county Supervisor Jeff Stone, who criticized the timing of the proposal, while the other supervisors voted in favor of it.

“This is going to be an irresponsible use of public money,” Stone asserted during the Board of Supervisors meeting on Tuesday.

“If this was for a new deputy on the street, it wouldn’t be a problem. (Otherwise) I believe the sheriff can suffice with existing personnel,” Stone said.

Stone complained that given the county’s financial woes – with the prospect of payroll cuts during the next two years – now was not the time to create an administrative job in the sheriff’s department paying as high as $104,763 a year.

So back in 2008, the Sheriff had as a priority creating a new administrative position to represent him at community events and to track legislative issues. (Sound familiar?) In other words, the Sheriff was preparing his re-election(s) in 2008 with this position.

The sheriff’s new “legislative assistant” will engage “governmental agencies and organizations in which the sheriff has membership or interests,” according to sheriff’s department documents.

The “liaison” also will represent the sheriff at public meetings and research state and federal actions that might impact the sheriff’s department, documents indicated.

Back in 2008, Sheriff Sniff was warned that massive budget cuts were coming:

County Executive Officer Bill Luna said last week that spending cuts totaling 25 percent will be necessary between now and 2012. He said on Tuesday the county is implementing a hiring freeze and instituting stricter overtime rules.

The hiring freeze will be a recurring theme as we explore 10 years worth of the priorities of Sheriff Stan Sniff. However, this anecdote should be revealing as the complaints about the slow rolling of CCW Permits when staff could be re-purposed is not an isolated concept. This anecdote should give you perspective for the un-staffed jails and thousands of criminals getting released early or sometimes never serving a day of their sentence. Sniff had ample time to prepare for these issues and did not.

Nov 162017
 

Gold Country Media is like an incurable rash. When you think the cream has worked, you get a flare up again. Gold County Media are consistent as they like to take potshots at local Republican elected officials and act like it is their calling to Mother Gaia.

I was first introduced to Gold Country Media years ago when Deric Rothe, the then editor of the Auburn Journal and the de-facto editor of all the little papers in the area was railing on then supervisor Bruce Kranz and Supervisor Kirk Uhler. I thought it odd that they gave Robert Weygant and Jim Holmes a pass, as both were registered Republicans at the time, but both were regarded as liberals compared to Kranz and Uhler.

I received a plain brown paper envelope one day and discovered that Deric Rothe was a convicted Narcotics Dealer. The section of the health code he was convicted of is typically used to prosecute Heroin and Cocaine/Crank. I surmised without proof based on the size of Rothe’s nose that it was Cocaine (and because he was quite a bit larger than your average crank dealer).

The exposure of the sordid past of Deric Rothe did not stop the Roseville Press-Tribune or the Auburn Journal from continuing to take potshots at local Republican electeds.

Recently, Larissa Berry and jilted trainwreck Victor Bekhet joined forces with the Roseville Press Tribune and their “editor”, the existentially flawed Andrew Westrope and a “reporter” by the name of Graham Alexander Womack. He actually has three aliases, more on that in a second.

Westrope is a Trump Hating, Granola-Crunching Left-Wing Eco-Warrior Freak that never met a Republican he could stand. In his zeal to be a social justice warrior he has performed several journalistic abortions, including this gem that was used as the spiritual basis for Victor Bekhet’s suicide run in 2016.

Westrope likes to pass judgement about pedophilia based on an orchestrated political attack against a Republican US Senate nominee. He also has a consistent standard against local Republicans, never requiring proof of a thing before writing a hit piece. (Heck, they called me a racist for having the audacity to light Victor on Fire in the 2016 Campaign)

The headline was sensational; “Conflicts of interest alleged for Kirk Uhler on fairgrounds votes” Quoting the aforementioned story I wrote last August about Westrope’s goat-rope of Journalism:

OMG – what did that Uhler do now??? The article references “many complaints against uhler over the years”. I wonder if the extreme left-wing environmentalist Andrew Westrope learned such buzzwords from the ANTIFA / Greenpeace Saul Alinsky school he went to when he was out trying to save the environment as a green warrior? (You can learn interesting things about people when you do research – kind of like how I learned that one of Westropes’ editor predecessors was a convicted Cocaine Dealer) If Westrope was interested in Journalism, he’d realize that FPPC complaints are a dime a dozen and whiny wackjobs are about a nickel a dozen. However, when you live in a sad, shrinking left-wing bubble your own ideological harlotry overrides better judgement. (He ought to ask Hudson, Campbell and Jackson what their excuses were…)

Larissa Berry was grasping at straws and filed an FPPC complaint because Kirk Uhler does charitable work and also owns a business. In her mind and the mind of the neurotic Victor Bekhet (who has been running around with a similar emotional wound as one of Donald Trump’s vanquished foes) this means he had to be corrupt. Westrope may as well have had the crazed former Placer GOP Chairman write his story from his warden’s den at the McCourtney Road Asylum.

The FPPC responded to Larissa Berry’s psychotic fantasy in record time and they nuked her. Now – I am informing the world about Andrew Westrope because he is a coward and a left-wing cheap-shot artist… at least that is what I think of him and when I am done writing about him for a few years, everyone else will also. Westrope will never publish this humiliation of Berry – so leave it to your intrepid blogger whose traffic is greater than the Press Tribune’s Circulation:

Like all liberal social justice warriors, they never clean out their own barn before flinging political feces. (Just ask Al Franken, DOH!) The man that wants to fry Judge Roy Moore (who is suing his accusers and has eviscerated others with facts)… has a registered sex offender for an employee! RAPE OF A DRUGGED/INTOXICATED VICTIM

Boy, it sucks to be Andrew Westrope, Larissa Berry and Victor Bekhet. They spent so much time trying to indict an innocent man over political differences (or their personal inherent fear of seeing plywood being fashioned in to buildings within their area) that they face-planted in to the 2017 reality of societal sexual skeletons coming in to their living room.

Their hero Graham Womack is a rapist! OR, is that Graham Alexander Womack? Or is it Graham Alexander? Or Alexander Graham? Take a look at the photo from the puke-tribune’s website and compare it to the database I linked above. RAPE OF A DRUGGED/INTOXICATED VICTIM

Being a social justice warrior is hard work. Apparently, being a Uhler hater in the local media requires a felony conviction, see also Dealing Narcotics and Rape.

I guess, then that the NIMBY’s are going to have to start getting fingerprints and an FBI check before they take on their next crusade. In the meantime, I think Sheriff Bell needs to send some detectives to the local Gold Country Media Offices to ensure public safety…

Nov 152017
 

As you continue to read the expose’ we are doing on Riverside County Sheriff Stan Sniff, there is an emerging pattern:

  1. Blame the Riverside County Board of Supervisors
  2. Blame the rank and file desputies
  3. Shutter Jail space over budget cuts
  4. Blame budget cuts for everything he has failed to deliver
  5. Resist any and all help (that was not his own idea) to be more efficient with the money.

Nowhere is this failure of leadership on display more than with the current budget drama in Riverside County. After going 15 rounds with the county board of supervisors, Riverside County Sheriff Stan Sniff’s department is set to violate their budget by over $9 Million!

If you’ve been tracking, Sniff had an argument during a public hearing related to an accounting audit / recommendations to address some of the budget issues. Similar to his passive-aggressive stuffing of the issuance of CCW permits, Mr. Sniff appears to have gone off and done things “his way” all over again.

Sheriff’s officials anticipated a $9.3 million overrun, which may swell, while the D.A.’s office is contending with a $5 million overage, and the public defender’s office is working to find ways of containing a $2.2 million deficit, county officials said.

Ouch. Riverside County deserves better than this.

Then you have this snippet which shows the mindset of the Sheriff:

“(KPMG’s) cost-saving measures are essential to maintaining service levels while containing ongoing spending,” Johnson wrote.

Critics, including Sheriff Stan Sniff and Supervisor Kevin Jeffries, have cast doubts that the vaunted savings will materialize.

So, rather than accept the fact that the recommendations of KPMG may save a lot of money, Mr. Sniff saddles up on some minor points to disregard the entire thing. This seems like trying to debate where you can be right on 19 out of 20 points and your opponent (sniff) will saddle up on the one point in an attempt to invalidate the other 19.

Riverside County deserves better than this.

One of the biggest cost drivers over the next year will be the phased opening of the John J. Benoit Detention Center in Indio, according to the report. The $333 million facility will eventually be able to house 1,600 inmates. But it remains unclear how the county will staff it as the sheriff struggles to find the money to replace deputies for patrol operations in unincorporated communities.

One thing is guaranteed, unless it is Stan Sniff’s idea to figure out how to staff that jail, he will fight it tooth and nail. I am not optomistic that Riverside County will get their jail staffed based on what I have learned about the Sheriff.

Riverside County deserves better than this.

Nov 132017
 

Perhaps Stan Sniff’s endorsements of left-wing liberal democrats are no fluke. He blames other people for his problems, has stymied CCW Permits, fights with law enforcement officers incessantly and of course has presided over the staggering numbers of releases of hardened criminals.

But he loves him some ACLU.

I’d lay odds the ACLU loved it when he started melting ICE and giving illegal aliens a head start on avoiding deportation. The ACLU and the Sheriff even had a love fest over it before the Sheriff thought better of it and pulled the press release off of the website. You know, the Sheriff Sniff definition of transparency.

The ACLU loved it when he hung a gigantic target on cops. The ACLU must have been asleep as the Sheriff has been scapegoating the cops for years, the hallmark of bad management. Since the ACLU’s definition of societal order is coddling criminals and heavy-handed anti-law enforcement legal activity – they should have had a poster of the Sheriff in their lobby.

What was at issue was not the body cameras. Everyone in Law Enforcement agrees that using them is a good thing. 80% of voters agree.

However having Body Cameras is just not enough for the ACLU. The ACLU tries to assert in their letter to the Sheriff that the camera does not always tell the full story, if you can believe that (it is the ACLU, after all), as an entree to explaining why the cops need to be treated with scorn and suspicion. The rest of us know that the camera does not lie. Time and gain the ACLU’s fellow society-destroying social justice warriors have started anti-police riots in the name of justice only to be exposed as liars when the camera vindicated the law enforcement officer.

However, the ACLU believes that the cops should not see the tape before writing their incident reports. Their argument is that cops are dishonest and might change their report to match the camera. Apparently, the Sheriff agrees with the ACLU.

ACLU – Police Body-Worn Cameras – Policy Points The ACLU references Oakland and Los Angeles in their letter and of course the good Sheriff agreed and decided he’d throw defense attorneys and criminal advocates a bone. Maybe the Sheriff was looking at this as a way to backdoor relieve prison overcrowding by giving defense attorneys more ways to create arguments to let guilty perpetrators go free.

I am 46. Anyone around my age can completely relate to not being able to remember stuff in detail very well. It is made even worse by the blur that sometimes occurs when you are making a string of split-second decisions. What the Sheriff did is create a situation where an honest mistake or omission can allow a guilty criminal to go free due to a technicality because the written report may not perfectly match the video.

Worse, an otherwise innocent, honest cop is also subjected to their integrity being challenged in this situation. This is similar to the gotcha game that prosecutors try to play in order to catch someone on obstruction of justice or perjury with unintentional comments. (see also the fantasy of obstruction against President Trump)

You can see the embedded screenshots of the since-removed ACLU’s letter to the sheriff congratulating his decision to hang a target on the cops.

You can see if you look close that this was shared on facebook.

It appears that posting stuff on the Sheriff’s website and then removing it amidst the backlash is a consistent pattern for the Sheriff as well.

When you are in law enforcement and the ACLU agrees with the decisions of your boss, you should be upset. If you are a voter and the ACLU is agreeing with the Sheriff, go get a gun (but in Riverside, you’ll have to wait 2 years before you can carry it with you) to protect yourself because criminals are having a field day with their ACLU-issued get out of jail free cards.

As we continue on our Tour-de-Sniff it will be a helpful exercise to take a trip down memory lane to tell the story about his priorities that have led to the furloughs, staffing cuts and empty jail beds because there is no staff for them? The repeatedly broken campaign promises mean the only winners have been the guilty, not the taxpayers.

Nov 062017
 

It is always someone else’s fault in the world of Sheriff Sniff.

Articles we have here at Right on Daily show his pattern of attacking Riverside County Local Government for years and blaming them for decisions he is making. We are going to talk about these as the passive-aggressive behavior against CCW Permits (by deliberately short-staffing that department) is a deliberate act.

More than a few stories detail cuts in Jail Staffing and slow rolling more Jail Beds in Riverside County.

More than a few stories detail misplaced budgetary priorities. These priorities have been a source of friction between the Sheriff and the rank-and-file deputies for years.

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.

Suffice to say, the concept of retaliating against political adversaries is not new. Sniff was fired by the former Sheriff in 2006 as likely retaliation for his own ambition.

A lot of my friends in Riverside County believe that the bad blood between the Riverside Sheriffs and Sheriff Stan Sniff is rooted in the “Body Camera” issue. The deeper issue here is a Sheriff that is always making decisions to further his own political future with little or any regard for the privacy or rights of law enforcement officers. (Sounds like Obama, huh?)

Witness, this gem from several years ago:

The Sheriff deputies actually had to fight with the Sheriff regarding forced blood draws from deputies involved in shootings. The issue is the presumption of guilt and the officer being dehumanized in order to prove themselves innocent.

Perhaps stuff like this are reasons why the Sheriff is a darling of the ACLU?

Perhaps Sniff’s soft stance on enforcing ICE Deportation orders is another reason? Perhaps his flip-flopping on immigration enforcement (in advance of his re-election campaign) is another reason for confirm?

Perhaps the horrendous rate of early release of felons is another? (as the Sheriff stonewalls staffing jails)

While we are scratching the surface of the Sheriff’s Behavior and priorities, The entree in to a real discussion about the “Body Camera” fiasco has its’ genesis in the retaliation against Bianco and in the drama surrounding the forced blood draws. What is not clear is the Sheriff’s leadership. What is clear is that he needs to be in control regardless of the issue. What will also become clear is that he likes to scapegoat everyone he can not directly retaliate against. No Sheriff that cared about his men would even hesitate over a policy of forcing blood draws out of rank and file officers.

Next up – why Sheriff Sniff’s affinity for the ACLU, thus hanging a target on all of the cops in Riverside County should concern us all…

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