Concord POA peddles fear in City Council election


In his epic novel about California politics, The Ninth Wave, the late great Eugene Burdick (Fail Safe) wrote that the formula for winning elections in the Golden State was I+H=P. Ignorance plus hate equals power. Accorinding to Burdick, appealing to paranoia and an unknown boogieman was a winning strategy. Apparently, the local law enforcement union […]

Sheriff Livingston declares Contra Costa County a Drone Free Zone

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In California and around the country, hundreds of unmanned, police-operated drones could soon be launched into the air to perform surveillance of crime suspects. On the question of whether the Contra Costa Sheriff’s department is planning to use drones for surveillance or law enforcement, Sheriff David Livingston, said, “The Contra Costa County Office of the […]