By On the occasion of our 20th anniversary
By Gustavo Arellano
By R. Scott Moxley
By Alfonso Delgado
By Courtney Hamilton
By Joel Beers
By Peter Maguire
By Charles Lam
DOES ANY OF THIS EXPLAIN WHY BILL HUNT LOST?
Wow! A well-researched article that does in-depth investigative reporting [R. Scott Moxley’s “Bill Hunt’s Gangsta Rap,” June 4]. I didn’t think those existed any more.
Janet Wildy, Fullerton, via ocweekly.com
This story is a good rendition of the Bill Hunt narrative. Unfortunately for OC voters, there is more to the story than Hunt supporters (and Moxley, apparently) would like to believe. As a private investigator, Hunt has participated in the defense of numerous defendants, including an [alleged] gang member. It will be up to voters to decide if they think it is ethical for a sheriff’s candidate to participate in such cases and if they think it shows good judgment for a sheriff’s candidate to accept them. It seems to me that it is irrelevant who the whistleblower is if the story is true.
love theUSA, Tustin, via ocweekly.com
Once again, OC will toss out an honest and intelligent official [Sheriff Sandra Hutchens] and replace her with a pile of dog shit. Stupid is as stupid does.
Rabbi Pedro Goldstein, Seal Beach, via ocweekly.com
Another long-winded diatribe from Hunt’s spokeshole to try to deflect the criticism of his standard-bearer. Hunt works for rapists, gangbangers, wife-beaters and God knows who else. Yes, they are all entitled to a defense, but the general public and crime victims are also entitled to a chief law-enforcement officer who looks out for their interests, too. Hunt could have investigated insurance fraud, commercial theft, embezzlement and various other private enterprises. Instead, he chose to take the skills he learned from his law-enforcement career (at taxpayer expense) and utilize them for a quick buck from the dregs of society. Sorry, that’s not a trait we look for in our sheriff.
Don Draper, via ocweekly.com
The awfully convenient 11th-hour smear of Bill Hunt stinks to high heaven! Makes one wonder if he was set up? So typical of the dirty creeps he is up against who will do ANYTHING to maintain their corrupt stronghold over this county. Particularly after their comrade Mike Carona lost his. May the best man finally win this time: Bill Hunt! God bless you, Bill.
Carol Robinson, Santa Ana, via ocweekly.com
The Schroeders are evil, evil, evil, evil, people! Not that I condone helping gang members, but I don’t believe a thing Susan Schroeder says. She and her husband, Mike Schroeder, are incredibly unethical people.
jb, via ocweekly.com
OC is in desperate need of a law-enforcement cleaning, which, in my opinion, would require a federal public-corruption indictment of District Attorney Tony Rackauckas; his chief of staff, Susan Kang Schroeder; Rackauckas’ political advisor Michael J. Schroeder; Sheriff Sandra Hutchens; and sheriff candidate Craig Hunter, for failing to protect the civil rights of children, adults, employees and families in their day-to-day business decisions as law-enforcement officials and attorneys licensed to practice law in the state of California. With a new sheriff in town—hopefully Bill Hunt—OC citizens will begin to witness what integrity in law enforcement should be, not what it has been in Orange County because OC GOP politicos now govern decisions relating to investigations and prosecutorial decisions. Sheriff Hutchens had her chance to do the right thing—and she blew it off for politics and a future of pension double dipping. Craig Hunter had his chance to do the right thing—and refused to investigate potential corruption crimes in the city of Anaheim. Bill Hunt is Orange County’s only hope for safety and justice. Please do your homework before voting for one of the tainted candidates for OC sheriff.
truths, Los Angeles, via ocweekly.com
What’s obvious is Susan Kang Schroeder is canvassing the district attorney’s office on the taxpayers’ dime looking for cases that Hunt worked on. Big effing deal. The guy is a PI like most retired cops. Dave Lopez is a whore with zero journalistic integrity whose brother is a Santa Ana cop. Coincidence? Sure. Got some land for ya.
Tea Partier, via ocweekly.com
That Susan Schroeder chick should be turned over to the Department of Justice and State Bar for her lying ways and violations under the color of authority. Disgusting how our local government has been overrun by these scoundrels. Can’t wait to have someone shut them down.
Paytoplay, via ocweekly.com
On the cover of this issue [John Gilhooley & Megan Brescini’s “Kitchen Ink,” June 4], the man should be wearing a glove on the cooking side, not the knife side—very unsanitary.
Badass, Santa Ana, via ocweekly.com
YOU WORRY ABOUT THOSE ANTIQUE PLATES, I’LL WORRY ABOUT THE TOWER
I remember the day I gave Angela [Rossi] a stack of exquisite antique plates, hoping to find them hung in perfect order on her wall [Vickie Chang’s Trendzilla, “The Porcelain Is Strong in This One,” June 4]. I did find them on her wall, embellished with mohawk ’dos, tattooed circus acts, Darth Vader and more. Truth is, I kinda like them. She is incredible in every way. Proud to say it, I’m her mom.
Ms. C, Laguna Woods, via ocweekly.com
Look at these fucking hipsters.
BT, via ocweekly.com
I love BeatUpCreations! The Star Wars plates are my favorite, and my kids love them, too. They are so creative and make a great gift!
Liza Dorsey, New York City, via ocweekly.com
These unique and fun pieces of art come from an amazing artist and a creative being. Angela Rossi is right when she says, “Losing my job has been a blessing.” She has found her “gift” and gets to put a smile on our faces! Great idea and use of recyclable material.
Andrea Figueroa, Redondo Beach, via ocweekly.com
I already bought an entire set of the plates for a surprise birthday party I had for my husband. He loved it! Everyone could not say enough good things about these cool plates, and they were the hit of the party. I also love her bruised and beat-up doll faces smoking cigs and wearing antlers. Seriously, does it get any cooler than that? I’m getting one for a super-creative friend of mine that I could never quite find the right gift for. She is going to love it; I can’t wait for it to arrive. Also, Angela is really cool and so easy to order from. My best experience from Etsy yet! Keep ’em coming, BeatUpCreations!
Emily, via ocweekly.com
IT WAS A STONE GROOVE
Were you watching the same Weenie Roast I was [Lilledeshan Bose’s “Weeding Out the Weenie Roast,” June 4]? Stone Temple Pilots rocked it; they should have closed it out. They were the best act, and Sublime sucked ass; everyone was leaving halfway through their performance. Courtney Love rocked it, too. She’s crazy but talented.
Jessica, via ocweekly.com
You’d watch a Sublime cover band and Hole, but you’re going to skip STP, one of the best rock shows around? All I can say is WOW!
Dead, via ocweekly.com
Hi, Lille. I’m not saying you have bad taste in music, but I don’t think you appreciate or respect some forms of influential music, even if it didn’t influence you in particular. For example, you are all for Sublime With Rome and praise Bradley Nowell to the highest, with which I agree . . . yet you slam STP for simply being old? Okay, let’s check our datebook and note that Sublime and STP were BOTH heavy hitters and chart-toppers throughout the early ’90s on to the late. The band “repeatedly trying to overcome Weiland’s drug addictions” did have an effect on the band, but not on the quality of their music until the early 2000s ( and their break-up). You say you wish the band had stayed as they were in ’92? What about in ’94, when they gave us “Big Empty,” “Interstate Love Song” and, more important, the electrical “Vasoline”? In ’96, “Lady Picture Show,” “Big Bang Baby” and “Trippin’ On a Hole”? And even No. 4 in ’99, with the powerful “Down,” melodic “Sour Girl” and a Morrison-reminiscent “Atlanta”? I just don’t see the logic.
Ricky T, Newport Beach, via ocweekly.com
“As long as [The Dirty Heads] don’t go the way of the Kottonmouth Kings, that’s just fine by us.” LOL! Horrible.
LOL, Anaheim, via ocweekly.com
Editor’s note: Please read Lille’s sheepish admission that she was wrong about STP (among other Weenie Roast bands) in this week’s Music section.
HELP! HELP! I’M BEING REPRESSED!
So Arizona and Texas are deciding what can/cannot be taught in schools, eh [Gustavo Arellano’s ¡Ask a Mexican! May 28]? As the Jewish proverb states, “Choose your enemies wisely, for you will become like those whom you despise.” The former Soviet Union used to censor and repress information via education as well, and of course, we (hopefully) all remember how much we “loved” those “godless commie pinkos,” don’t we?
Marc Morin, Laguna Hills, via ocweekly.com
Marc, actually there’s nothing new about states mandating school curricula; that’s what they do. The problem is that for most of our history, the state curriculum boards have been dominated by people with an agenda to sell Anglo culture (my background/heritage) and who have often played fast and loose with the facts. I remember being told in fourth grade (California public schools, circa 1957) what a wonderful thing the Monroe Doctrine was and how we were going to protect the Americas from those evil European imperialists, when, of course, President James Monroe saw the Western Hemisphere as a fruit tree ripe to be picked by the U.S., and whose main purpose appeared to me to be pissing on the hydrant to mark our territory. The Monroe Doctrine was a direct antecedent to the doctrine of Manifest Destiny—hence James K. Polk’s war of territorial acquisition against losEstados Unidos Mexicanos.
Bill T, via ocweekly.com
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