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Hollister, CA

Hollister man arrested on suspicion of skate park drug sales

I'm learning, Werner and Thomas, that Morgan Hill has quite the discontented Hollister-exile community. You might like to contact Robert Starknoll Jr, Robert W Douglas, and "dangerous town," other Morgan Hill people who've posted here about their concern with violence and the current mayor three towns away as well as sharing similar taste in sentence and paragraph structure.  (Oct 15, 2013 | post #3)

Hollister, CA

New Law: Undocumented Immigrants Can Apply for Drivers Li...

It hurts me as a citizen when other people get drivers' licenses. It would be better for all of us if the others on the road drove without licenses. Driving without licenses never hurt anyone.  (Oct 4, 2013 | post #2)

Hollister, CA

Immigration reform appears stalled

A selection of various dictionaries' definitions for _immigrant_: - "a person who migrates to another country, usually for permanent residence" - "a person who comes to a country to take up permanent residence" - "a person who leaves one country to settle permanently in another" - "a person who has come into a foreign country in order to live there"  (Sep 26, 2013 | post #28)

Hollister, CA

Under the Dome: Castaneda has become council bully

Yet he's about to face a lawsuit over his actions and he's all over the local news with his name mired in bad press. This is what's called getting a pass?  (Mar 22, 2013 | post #2)

Hollister, CA

mexican coins

Probably only the collectible value, whatever that may be, if it's from the old peso currency and if it's correct that those old coins are no longer legal tender in Mexico.  (Mar 6, 2013 | post #2)

Hollister, CA

cockfighting raid in san benito county

Wow, all this for cockfighting. Didn't know cockfighting was a "human right" like shelter or food.  (Jan 25, 2013 | post #7)

Hollister, CA

Hate crime and unethical conduct by Salinas Congressman Farr

What did the e-mail say, and who sent it?  (Dec 22, 2012 | post #3)

Hollister, CA

12-year-old: "I was mad at the dog, so I killed it"

Never mind that a 12-year-old's brain is not even halfway to maturity. Chances are he's not even pubescent. We're talking about life sentences (or worse) for kids barely beyond birth, then?  (Oct 29, 2012 | post #2)

Hollister, CA

Hollister Neighbors Take Down Suspected Burglar

QUOTE who="Chavo del eight"] This is for poster 'In_the _dark' who thinks revealing an on the run suspect's ethnicity is irrelevant.[/QUOTE ] Did I say that an on-the-run suspect's ethnicity is irrelevant? No, I didn't. Please reread post #2 if you would like more elaboration.  (Oct 23, 2012 | post #5)

Hollister, CA

Hollister Neighbors Take Down Suspected Burglar

Hi, I heard that. As you are aware, I said in our earlier discussion of on-the-run individuals (or lack thereof), "you'd need a lot more than just race/ethnicity to identify the person." This is true, is it not? That, in addition to race/ethnicity, you would also need as many additional characteristics as possible? Such as in the linked story: "...25-28 years old. The driver was thin, dark-complected, and wore a white t-shirt. The passenger was heavy-set and wore a light gray hooded sweatshirt." I did not say ethnicity is irrelevant for the purposes of identifying an on-the-run crime suspect. Ethnicity is, however, irrelevant when the responsible person is known and not on the run, as in the earlier discussion. Ethnicity is also irrelevant, as I described in another earlier discussion, for the purposes of identifying a party to blame for crimes and ills in society, as individuals and ideologies are responsible for crimes and ills, not ethnicity.  (Oct 23, 2012 | post #2)

Hollister, CA

1-year-old girl dies after run over by father

If the responsible person were on the run, you'd need a lot more than just race/ethnicity to identify the person, unless you're OK with rounding up a million people or so. But I see nothing about a criminal who is on the run, so race/ethnicity details are as relevant as the cloud-cover percentage as the time of the incident, the household's kilowatt-hour usage for the week, and the neighbor's favorite cheesecake recipe.  (Oct 23, 2012 | post #4)

Hollister, CA

1-year-old girl dies after run over by father

Yeah, and the make/model of the car, the species of the nearest tree, the first letter in the street's name, and other equally relevant details.  (Oct 22, 2012 | post #2)

Hollister, CA

'Good Samaritan' breaks up robbery, shoots teenage suspects

But why that stereotype is there is unjust. You don't deserve to be subjected to it, and to accept it as legitimate is not fair to anyone, including yourself. That's not PC—that's fair. "You pretend like people just make up things for no reason." I'm not pretending at all—these stereotyping people really are making up things for no reason, holding you as a Latino to a different standard that you don't deserve, just because you and some arrested person share an ethnicity. Out of thin air, the stereotypers create something that's not true, a connection between you and some criminal. They have no justification to use those gangs and their gang activity against you. They are wrong to do that. To treat these stereotypers as being reasonable is to accept the idea that a Hispanics problem exists in Salinas, which you know is not true. The only way Hispanic criminals can "ruin it" for "respectable upstanding Hispanics" is through people who illogically and unnecessarily associate these two parties with each other. This is something that, I'm sorry to say, you are doing by treating the stereotyping as an OK, uncontrollable matter of nature rather than a conscious human behavior. You might want to rethink the message you are sending rather than perpetuate those stereotypers' anti-Latino behavior.  (Oct 16, 2012 | post #10)

Hollister, CA

'Good Samaritan' breaks up robbery, shoots teenage suspects

You know very well Salinas does not have a Hispanics problem. It has a crime problem. Unless you have participated in crime, you are not responsible for crime, not as a Latino, not as a person. What have you done to violate the peace? Nothing? Then you deserve no blame for violations of the peace. If you suffer from a stereotyping problem, that's a shame, but it's in the mind of those wrongly holding the stereotype, the ones who blame you and other innocent people for acts of criminals. You're blaming the gangs for the stereotyping when it's the stereotypers who are stereotyping, not the gangs. The stereotypers mistreat you; why legitimize that?  (Oct 15, 2012 | post #8)

Hollister, CA

'Good Samaritan' breaks up robbery, shoots teenage suspects

You're the one who said that the deceased Hispanic suspect brings "disgrace and insult to the very few upstanding Hispanics," as if the "very few upstanding Hispanics" have anything to do with the deceased. The disgracer is responsible for the disgrace. The people who share the disgracer's ethnicity are not responsible for the disgrace. But you're saying they are. I tell you, that ticket's a disgrace, and you're responsible for it as a fellow Hispanic, so pay up please.  (Oct 15, 2012 | post #6)