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Should you pay that ticket issued by Ace Parking?

LAZ Parking seems to be the same ol' tune with a different juke box number. I got a $39 ticket for parking in Cafe Coyote's underground parking facility while I ate at Cafe Coyote. On top of being a private company writing the ticket, this is private property. I imagine they are acting as an agent of the owner, so it is no different than if a bus boy or cook came down and wrote me the ticket (No Parking Zone - the paint was worn out and only a very close inspection revealed the shadow-remains of "NO". Otherwise, it said simply, "Parking"). I have had the ticket and accompanying envelope on the coffee table next to my chair for about a month now, suspiciously eyeballing the stress-inducing paperwork each time I sat down to watch TV. This morning I had time to do the research . . . . WHAT A SCAM! This would be the same as if I were to write "You owe me $39" on a piece of scrap paper from the garage when you park in my driveway uninvited, slip the paper under your wiper and tell you that not paying up could jeopardize your vehicle registration, ability to sell your vehicle, ever again park on my street and your dog would get sick and die within the month, your cat within a week and your canary immediately. What a truck load full of manure! My ticket will now - obviously - go unpaid. In addition, even though Cafe Coyote is a great place to take visitors from out of town, they will never see my face, or guests, nor our money $$$, ever again. As a retired (28 years) El Cajon peace officer, my opinion is that this enforcement privatization not only serves to undermine the authority and jobs of trained and responsible parking enforcement personnel, who are sworn employees, but it also smacks of vigilantism, misrepresentation and I sure as hell am not paying mine. Furthermore, (my personal opinion, which I think is firmly based on available law and what I think a judge would have to say), I would advise anyone getting a private parking ticket on private property to NOT recognize the cite as being issued by valid authority. I never knew underhanded stuff like this went on and it saddens me. The cities of San Diego and Chula Vista should be ashamed of themselves! I am really surprised the lawsuits aren't piling up on LAZ Parking's doorstep. The only reason I am not shredding my cite? I'm holding onto it for the class action!
— July 23, 2017 9:27 a.m.

Off-duty El Cajon cop kills beer thief in Santee

As for Jay Holloway, you got a lot to learn. People, society and personal responsibility in America are broken. Being accountable for one's own actions? Broken. A clear idea of how law enforcement and courts work? Broken. But, you are right, our justice system is also broken but, only as a result of the rest. The DA counts on a good conviction rate for re-election and that is why so many good cases are dealt out for a change-of-plea (COP) and people aren't punished for their lawless actions that affect ALL of us. As a random example, do you think the prices in a store are affected positively or negatively by the crime (not tradition) of shoplifting? And then, who pays those higher prices? Should I pay more for a pair of Levis because they are stolen in bulk from stores who choose to take no action but, rather, stand by and raise prices? That is NOT my responsibility. Should police officers - on or off duty - take action in those cases ocurring right in front of them? Should civilians? Would it be a better country and a better world if we all held one another to common standards of law and ethics? I'm not positive but, I think so. I don't think a blanket decision could cover all of the possibilities but, it is a good thing to consider, certianly on a case-by-case basis. Clearly three things we are discouraged from doing in a free society are (1) getting drunk, (2) stealing and, (3) attacking innocent people, especially ladies, which Sgt. Webb certianly seems to have been when I have spoken with her. What would have happened if Tenaya Webb had NOT been a cop and NOT been armed, but just a passing citizen giving good advice to these young men to "put back the beer"? Would assault and battery, rape, or worse been the result? We will never know, because she stood the thin blue line that seperates right from wrong, good from evil and victims from perpetrators. I shudder to think what might have happened had she not defended herself. I might suggest that, love the cops or hate them, think they are part of - or victims of - the system, or, hopefully, have an open mind, you might go on a four hour ride with a patrol officer and get a feeling for what their job is about. Then, maybe, visit a courtroom for a day and see how that's going for the county/ state/country. Then the lawmakers in Sacramento and Washington (watchout for laws that are passed when there is a law that already covers it...but, those are probably good for a few votes)...and on and on. Now that you have figured out the difference between the Sheriff's Office and the Police Department, please continue with you self education. I think you will find it enjoyable and enlightening. Like · Reply · Just now
— June 30, 2016 2:54 p.m.

Off-duty El Cajon cop kills beer thief in Santee

First, I want to express my condolences to St. Louis' mother, Ms. Standsfield on the loss of her son, especially under these circumstances. That being said, the article clearly documents the facts as follows: St. Louis, an 18-year-old adult, was drunk, aggressive and in the process of committing a felony commercial burglary when he ran full-tilt at then-Officer (now-Sergeant) Webb who, fearing for her life and safety, shot him. He died as a result of his wounds. I know Tenaya and can only imagine how understandably frightened she must have been, as she was outnumbered and being charged by one of the group, St. Louis, a young man whose own mother described him as a drunk, miserable high school failure and (at least recently) a narcotics abuser. She cited his accomplishments as planning to get his GED and working on getting a job. His own attorney describes the entire group as what most people might describe as "White Trash", that two were deposed while incarcerated for other crimes (which she couldn't specifically recall but didn't "remember" as being violent, allowing herself some plausible deniability) but, said they were the kind of good people who would have your back. I really doubt she routinely interacts socially with these kinds of "good people who would have your back". As for any comments by Jennifer Joy about Tenaya, remember the words of Abraham Lincoln. "Just because you call a lamb's tail a leg doesn't mean the lamb has five legs." When we boil it down to the basics, we have a cop trying to do the right thing by stopping a felony theft. It sounds like she was just telling them to put the beer back and leave and, in so doing, handle things informally. She was prevented from doing that when attacked by an aggressive, drunk, drug abuser who, along with three other "what most people might describe as 'White Trash'", were in the process of stealing liquor and beer from a store - in epic amounts by the way - and, because of St. Louis' actions and those of his friends was forced to defend herself with deadly force. There was no "murder" as Ms. Standsfield charges. There was a lady in a dark parking lot trying to defend herself against an attack by an adult man and his three cronies and that is when he became the suspect and, she, the victim. As for the comment by St. Louis' mother that "beer runs" are a teenage tradition and that there is no teenager that has never done it, I disagree. The PX where I was stationed in the Marine Corps when I was his age frowned on things like that.
— June 29, 2016 7:21 p.m.
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