June 1, 2009
Re "High noon in O.C.," editorial, May 26 In supporting Orange County Sheriff Sandra Hutchens' decision to revoke concealed weapons permits, your editorial staff really shows they have never seen a restriction on the 2nd Amendment they didn't like. As Americans, we, including your editorial staff, should support all the rights in the Constitution, not just the ones we like. If you support freedom of speech, religion and that one should be free in his/her personal effects and papers against unreasonable searches and seizures, you should support the clear language making it wrong to infringe on one's right to keep and bear arms.
January 30, 2014 |
Good for incoming Los Angeles County Sheriff John L. Scott for making it clear that he has no intention of being a "place-holder" pending the election of a new sheriff. There are 10 months from now to early December, when the next sheriff will take the oath, and that's much too long a time to let the troubled department flounder, and much too short a time to squander a rare opportunity for a leader, unconcerned with elections or politics, to push through crucial reforms. The Los Angeles County Board of Supervisors appointed Scott on Tuesday to replace outgoing Sheriff Lee Baca, who over his 15-year tenure spoke eloquently about enlightened law enforcement and corrections while either protecting or ignoring a departmental culture that fostered inmate abuse, mismanagement, secrecy and defiance.
December 3, 1990 |
Robert Cummings, the perennially youthful bachelor photographer of the 1950s television series "The Bob Cummings Show," died Sunday at the Motion Picture and Television Hospital in Woodland Hills. Cummings, 80, died of kidney failure and complications of pneumonia, hospital spokeswoman Louella Benson said. The actor, who also was in advanced stages of Parkinson's Disease, was admitted to the hospital Nov. 18.
November 13, 2010 |
Sandra Hutchens understands when people ask to see the closet -- the office hideaway where her predecessor, disgraced former Orange County Sheriff-Coroner Michael S. Carona, kept a secret video recording system and a safe and who knows what else. It's just a closet now, cleaned out by Hutchens, who had a lot of metaphorical cleaning on her to-do list when she took over Carona's job in June 2008. The longtime Los Angeles County sheriff's deputy and division chief was comfortably retired in O.C. when her husband urged her to pursue the job that Carona, convicted on one count in a five-count corruption trial, was forced to leave.
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February 20, 2014 |
Orange County has loosened requirements for carrying concealed weapons in public following a pro-gun ruling last week by a federal appeals court, officials said Thursday. A three-judge panel of the U.S. 9th Circuit Court of Appeals ruled 2 to 1 that California counties may no longer require residents who want to carry concealed firearms to demonstrate special, individualized needs for protection. The court majority said law-abiding residents have a 2nd Amendment right to bear a gun in public.
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
June 25, 2008 |
Newly appointed Orange County Sheriff Sandra Hutchens was sworn in Tuesday on the steps of the Old County Courthouse, promising the public and her troops that she would lead by example and with integrity. "Yesterday is history. Today is the beginning of a new era in this department," Hutchens told a crowd of more than 1,000 gathered on the front lawn of the historic Santa Ana courthouse for the ceremonial event. She was officially sworn in last week in a private ceremony.