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PORAC Talking Points - Reed/DeMaio
PORAC Talking Points onReed/DeMaio Retirement Security Attacks Former San Jose Mayor Chuck Reed and ex-San Diego Councilmember Carl DeMaio can best be labeled as 'stubbornly wrong.'After failing twice to qualify ballot measures that unfairly and illegally undermine the negotiated retirements of law enforcement officers - as well all other public employees - they are submitting two more ballot measures that are equally punitive, and make devastating changes to employees' salaries, pensions and...

Boycott the cop-hater Tarantino
Boycott the cop-hater Tarantino:Let him know hate speech has consequencesBy ADDA Board of DirectorsThe message was bad enough: Police officers are murderers. But the timing and context in which film director Quentin Tarantino delivered it was perhaps even worse.Tarantino referred to police as murderers during an anti-cop march last weekend in New York City. He demonstrated an almost unimaginable level of callousness by making this statement just four days after NYPD Officer Randolph Holder was ...

Enhancing teachers’ response to active threats
When you say the words “first responders” who comes to mind? Police, Fireman, EMT? But what about teachers? It is no longer adequate to place all of the responsibility for our children’s safety in the hands of our teachers during an attack and not take the time to properly train them to accomplish that task. Nor is it acceptable to simply tell them, "Lock your classroom door, turn out the lights, hide in a corner and pray that the attacker doesn’t pick your room." Today, the nation...

VPOA Awards College Scholarships
The Vallejo Police Officers’ Association is pleased to announce the award of five college scholarships for 2014. After reviewing all of the scholarship applications, five students were selected as this year’s award recipients. The scholarships are in the names of our fallen officers who made the ultimate sacrifice to the City of Vallejo and its citizens. We remember these officers by naming the scholarships after Officers Calvin Thacker, William Easson Jr., Jeff Azuar, and Jim Capoot....

Viewpoints: Stockton’s bankruptcy and pension reform
By Bob Deis Special to The Bee Published: Monday, Aug. 4, 2014 - 12:00 am The city of Stockton’s bankruptcy case is winding down, but the tantalizing issue of whether the city can or should use bankruptcy court to further reduce pensions that people have earned is still capturing media fascination. I thought I’d share an informed perspective and try to clarify this issue within the rubric of municipal bankruptcy. First, I’d like to clear the air: CalPERS costs did not push Stockto...

Vallejo police Community Services Section to hold free monthly workshop
The Vallejo Police Department Community Services Section will hold a free monthly workshop for residents. The Citizen Workshop will feature various guest speakers on an array of subjects. They are set from 6:30 to 8:30 p.m. on the first Wednesday of the month at the CSS headquarters, 2 Florida St. They are free, but have a limit of 30 people. The next workshop on Aug. 6 is a hands-on class on self defense led by Sgt. Joe Iocano. Those interested should wear comfortable clothing to move in. ...

Vallejo Elks Lodge contributes to K-9 fund
The Vallejo Police Department received a $2,000 donation Wednesday to be added to the pool of funds to purchase a new police dog The donation was made by the Vallejo Elks Lodge through a grant from the Elks National Foundation, which is a fraternal order and charitable foundation. "We feel like in our community there's too much negative, and we want to bring more positive," past president Ed Malone said. "We'd like to boost up the police department." Malone and another member wrote the $2...