Monday, June 09, 2014

Interesting Juxtapositioning of Daily Pilot Letters


By now many of you may have discovered the excellent letter by Costa Mesa Police Association President Rob Dimel (shown here with A.B.L.E. Commander Tim Starn) in the Daily Pilot, HERE.  Curiously, this appeared in print before it made the online version Sunday.  Dimel - a long-time Costa Mesa resident and former A.B.L.E. Pilot - takes great pains to define the CMPA and the role the men and woman of that organization play in keeping the city safe.

Dimel's letter in the old Mailbag is accompanied by another,  by David L. Boyd of Costa Mesa.  We presume this is the self-same David L. Boyd who was just re-elected to a seat on the Orange County Board Of Education.  In his letter Boyd pillories the men and women of the Costa Mesa Police Department for what he has apparently pre-judged as their complicity in the events of nearly two years ago involving Mayor Jim Righeimer, Mayor Pro Tem Steve Mensinger and Councilman Gary Monahan.  Apparently he feels that the CMPA should not have exercised its right to appeal a recent decision in the case.  He tells us that he thinks the men and women of the CMPA - who put their own lives in jeopardy every day to keep ours safe - should just shrug off their own rights in the case.  And, I find it curious that, while this case and the issues involved in it have been swirling around for nearly two years, Mr. Boyd chose to submit his letter for publication AFTER his seat on the Board of Education was secured.  Perhaps it's just a coincidence.


I don't know the "truth" of the whole Chris Lanzillo/Lackie, Dammeier, McGill and Ether situation.  At this point very few people do.  However, I find it upsetting that anyone should demand that the men and women of the CMPA give up their rights in this case.  If the case runs its course and members of the CMPA are found to be culpable in this situation, then appropriate punishment should be applied.  If not, I expect those who rushed to judgment to apologize.  However, I won't be holding my breath on that one.

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Anonymous Where's My Coffee? said...

I saw that also Geoff. He wanted the CMPOA to give up their attorney-client privilege. Oh brother.

If that is the same guy that beat Pollitt, we had no choice but to vote for him, but sure makes me wish there were a 3rd choice.

6/09/2014 07:06:00 AM  
Anonymous Muffin Top Bob said...

If these 2 Sam Boyds are one in the same, what shame for the people of Orange County, because how could such an uneducated man be voted onto the Board of Education?

6/09/2014 05:49:00 PM  
Blogger Joe said...


Boyd's weird, but not as weird as Pollitt. The classic lesser of two evils.
Check out the section of Boyd's campaign page that talks about Pollitt:

I've sat near Pollitt at council meetings when he's had a constant muttering dialogue with himself. I'm glad he got beaten for this seat.
If Boyd's going to be a CMPD basher, then we can unseat him later.

6/09/2014 09:20:00 PM  
Blogger zennymoon said...

The legal system and Lady Justice is blind, meaning all laws and processes are equally available to every citizen. When law enforcement opts to utilize any of these processes they are condemned. I say they have a valid right to defend themselves without ridicule or negative assumptions especially with the biased council holding them hostage with threats (understaffing, deletion of policing programs or reduction to extent of not being able to function). The Constitution and its related process is for all, even our men in blue.

6/10/2014 07:47:00 AM  

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