GET READY TO START SEEING COMMERCIALS THAT PUSH FOR A YES VOTE ON LEGALIZING RECREATIONAL MARIJUANA IN OREGON.
THE "YES ON 91 CAMPAIGN" DIRECTOR SAYS THE TWO-POINT-THREE MILLION DOLLAR AD IS THE SPENDIEST BY ANY SIMILAR CAMPAIGN IN OREGON HISTORY.
IF VOTERS STATEWIDE SAY YES..*JOSEPHINE COUNTY VOTERS WILL HAVE A SAY IN WHETHER OR NOT THEIR COUNTY *TAXES RECREATIONAL MARIJUANA.
COMMISSIONERS HAD AN EMERGENCY MEETING ON FRIDAY... THE LAST DAY TO PUT THE QUESTION ON THE BALLOT. THEY VOTED UNANIMOUSLY IN FAVOR OF LETTING VOTERS HAVE A SAY.
IT WAS ANOTHER BUSY NIGHT FOR FIRE FIGHTERS IN SOUTHERN OREGON.. AFTER A THUNDERSTORM SPARKS SEVERAL NEW WILDFIRES...
THE LARGEST FIRE IS BURNING ABOUT EIGHT MILES SOUTH OF THE CITY OF ROGUE RIVER.. ON "OLD BLUE MOUNTAIN".. NEAR FOOTS CREEK- IT'S ABOUT 40 ACRES... THE OREGON DEPARTMENT OF FORESTRY HAS AIR TANKERS, HELICOPTERS, AND ENGINES WORKING THE BLAZE. THEY WERE THERE THROUGH THE NIGHT BUILDING A FIRE LINE. WE'VE GOTTEN CALLS FROM HOMEOWNERS IN THE AREA WHO SAY THEY CAN SEE FLAMES FROM THEIR HOMES...EVEN FROM I-5. WE HAVE NOT HEARD OF ANY EVACUATIONS AT THIS TIME.
THE MAN WHO TRIED TO BLOW UP THE JACKSON COUNTY D.A.'S OFFICE GETS 15 YEARS IN JAIL. U.S. DISTRICT COURT JUDGE OWEN PANNER ALSO ORDERS 47-YEAR OLD ALAN McVAY TO PAY ALMOST 15,000 DOLLARS IN RESTITUTION FOR DAMAGES TO THE D.A. OFFICE. McVAY ADMITTED TO BUILDING AN IMPROVISED BOMB AND THROWING IT THROUGH THE D.A. OFFICE WINDOW LAST NOVEMBER 13TH. MCVAY SAID HE WAS TRYING TO DESTROY RECORDS IN ANOTHER CRIMINAL CASE IN WHICH HE WAS INVOLVED, AND THAT HE WASN'T TRYING TO HURT ANYONE. THE ATTACK HAPPENED IN THE EARLY MORNING HOURS, AND NO ONE WAS INJURED.
MEDFORD POLICE HAVE ADDED CHILD SEX CRIME CHARGES TO THE LIST OF CRIMES A DRUG SUSPECT WAS ALREADY FACING. FRIDAY, POLICE SEARCHED THE COMPUTER OF 37-YEAR OLD ERNEST LUTHER TAYLOR, WHO LIVES ON WEST 11TH STREET. DETECTIVES CLAIM THEY FOUND CHILD PORNOGRAPHY INDICATING EVIDENCE OF A LOCAL CHILD HAVING BEEN ABUSED SEVERAL MONTHS AGO. TAYLOR HAS BEEN CHARGED WITH 5 COUNTS OF SODOMY, SEX ABUSE, ENCOURAGIN CHILD SEXUAL ABUSE, AND USING A CHILD IN A SEXUAL DISPLAY. TAYLOR IS CURRENTLY IN A DEL NORTE COUNTY JAIL ON A FUGITIVE WARRANT, AND WILL BE EXTRADITED TO JACKSON COUNTY.
ONE OF TWO VETERANS WHO FILED A FEDERAL LAWSUIT AGAINST MANAGERS AT THE V-A FACILITY IN WHITE CITY...WAS DENIED A TEMPORARY RESTRAINING ORDER TODAY.
LEDERRICK NESBITT WAS SEEKING THE RESTRAINING ORDER AGAINST THE VA'S NEW DIRECTOR DON BURMAN.... TO STOP A NEW POLICY....THAT SAYS VETERANS CAN ONLY HAVE TWO BAGS IN THEIR ROOMS OR ELSE FACE DISCHARGE-- A FEDERAL JUDGE TOLD NESBIT HE DID NOT MAKE A CASE AND DENIED THE ORDER FOR NOW.
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Re MILITARIZED POLICE
Lars was questioning some caller's concerns the other day about the militarization of police today. I differ with him on this, and figure you need to think through the purpose of uniforms. We wear them to send a message, otherwise the military would dress in jeans and Carhartt shirts.
Uniforms are important symbols, and they need to be carefully designed. You don't have to be a rocket scientist to figure out why the Nazis in WWII went with a "badass black" uniform, arguably one of the sharper wardrobes in military history. It implied mystery, power, exclusivity, and of course, a "mess with us and we'll kill you" vibe.
When your local law enforcement dresses like military, there is the danger they will act more like military, rather than civilians. (which they are) Function and behavior follow form. When you dress like a hammer, you go looking for nails to pound.
Our "Protect and Serve" men and women should always strive to project a moderate, helpful image
ON THAT SAME THREAD - VERY THOUGHT PROVOKING...
WANT TO END THE POLICE STATE? SELF GOVERN
Do you need to be religion tio be moral? I think we'll discuss this in the coming days.
BILL'S GUESTS FOR 08-20-2014
6:35 Dale Matthews, BadCounty.com, claims and counterclaims of JoCo wrongdoing. Will Comm. Cheryl Walker present the "evidence"?
7:35 Crimestoppers with Lt. Budreau
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