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Rockntractor
11-30-2012, 11:59 PM
City Attorney Tells San Bernardino Residents To ‘Lock Their Doors,’ ‘Load Their Guns’ Because Of Police Downsizing
November 30, 2012 12:43 AM

SAN BERNARDINO (CBSLA.com) — The city attorney of San Bernardino is under scrutiny for telling residents to “lock their doors and load their guns” during a city council meeting.

The official explained that because the city is bankrupt and slashing public safety budgets people will need to start protecting themselves.

City Attorney Jim Penman said he doesn’t regret what he said.

“You should say what you mean and mean what you say,” Penman said.

The city attorney said approximately 150 residents came to a council meeting to voice their concerns about recent crimes in the area, including the murder of an elderly woman last week.

“You could tell the swell of frustration was coming over a lot of folks. They did not feel like they could get an officer out as quickly to some of the quality-of-life issues that they were dealing with as they would have preferred,” said councilwoman Wendy McCommack, who organized the meeting and was present that night.

“Well, if I remember right, I told them to ‘lock their doors and load their guns,’” Penman said.

Penman said the city is dealing with bankruptcy, which has forced officials to cut its police force by about 80 officers. Consequently, there’s been growing criticism about the police department’s response time.
http://losangeles.cbslocal.com/2012/11/30/city-attorney-tells-san-bernardino-residents-to-lock-their-doors-load-their-guns-because-of-police-downsizing/

“Well, if I remember right, I told them to ‘lock their doors and load their guns,’” Penman said.Words that you thought you would never hear coming from California.

Janice
12-01-2012, 12:04 AM
Watch California. This is where the Mercedes Marxist, Harry Reed and the democrat party is taking the country.

Novaheart
12-01-2012, 12:05 AM
Top employers

Employer # of Employees
California State University, San Bernardino 1,000+
Caltrans District 8 1,000+
City of San Bernardino 1,000+
Community Hospital of San Bernardino 1,000+
San Bernardino City Unified School District 1,000+
San Bernardino County Sheriff's Department 1,000+
San Bernardino County Superintendent of Schools 1,000+
San Manuel Band of Mission Indians 1,000+
Stater Bros. Markets 1,000+
St. Bernardine Medical Center 1,000+
Wells Fargo Home Mortgage 1,000+
Omnitrans 500–999
San Bernardino County Public Works 500–999
San Bernardino Valley College 500–999


Sad

Elspeth
12-01-2012, 12:37 AM
San Bernardino is completely bankrupt. (http://latimesblogs.latimes.com/lanow/2012/11/bankrupt-san-bernardino-cuts-26-million-tries-to-stay-afloat.html)

Rockntractor
12-01-2012, 12:47 AM
http://i686.photobucket.com/albums/vv230/upyourstruly/thestrawthatbrokethecamelsback.gif

Elspeth
12-01-2012, 01:56 AM
http://i686.photobucket.com/albums/vv230/upyourstruly/thestrawthatbrokethecamelsback.gif

Maybe I'm stupid, but I don't get the graphic.

Janice
12-01-2012, 01:58 AM
Perhaps its the straw that broke ...

Elspeth
12-01-2012, 01:58 AM
Perhaps its the straw that broke ...

Ahhh. Thank you. Now I see it.

Rockntractor
12-01-2012, 02:06 AM
Perhaps its the straw that broke ...

Yep, every time they do something like this it is another straw, as small as these incidents may seem they will accumulate and cause us irreparable damage.