police

Alleged text-message death threat lands Auburn man in jail

An Auburn man remained in custody Monday at Placer County Jail after getting arrested for allegedly sending a murder threat by text message this weekend. Officers arrested Myles Da ...

Don’t call writer worthless

Police are trained to tell you not to follow anyone, period. As in many procedures it’s the safe thing to tell you. In the evening hours, Janet and I were on our way to dinner in ...

Soldier rampage an atrocity

With all due respect to our country’s military and its leaders, it’s time to stop making excuses for those few rogue soldiers who, against their orders, their training and just ...

Let us defend ourselves

Re: “Gunfire outside Stockton burger stand kills one,” (Journal, Oct. 11). The shooting that happened in Stockton at a burger stand was ironic. If people could have guns in pub ...

Crime dropping, why not staff?

Among the many headlines this week was that for the fourth year in a row crime in California is now down almost 20 percent since 2007. That’s a big drop! So why do municipalities ...

Running from police bad idea

I read that a man was getting chased by the police when he lost control and crashed into a tree. My school is right up the street and I saw the tree he hit. It was pretty messed up ...

Another View: Ten years after 9/11; what works

“The world is a dangerous place. Not because of the people who are evil; but because of the people who don’t do anything about it.” These words by Albert Einstein — and sim ...

Matching their skills on the gridiron

Rick Padilla didn’t need to be talked into a football game pitting Placer County law enforcement against their Nevada County counterparts. More than 40 Placer law men jumped at t ...

Who’s getting our tax money?

I’ve been hearing on the news stations that since our state’s financial situation is in dire condition, the police chiefs must lay off some of our police officers. Does this me ...

Police officer could use a hat

On Monday, Feb. 21, I opened the Auburn Journal to see a bald cop that needed a shave. He was pointing a Taser at me. Was that supposed to scare us? Right on the front page, big ...