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To Whom it was who dropped a note in my mail box

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curve-de-escalation The wonderful thing about this blog or for that matter any blog is the ability of users and readers to self correct errors. Its called logging on and Commenting.

We recently ran a press release from the Riverside County Sheriff’s Department concerning a drunk driver who slammed into the back of a vehicle on Hwy 111. It was a case of a elderly lady who had a bit too much to drink. She was booked into the Indio Jail after she failed the field sobriety test and Breathalyzer. I’m not going to link to the story, I need not cause more aggravation.

I copied word for word the press release and diligently posted it in our Police Blotter. I even posted the incident number.

My wife went to the mail box the other day and found a hand written note asking that I remove the offending story from the blog, because the note said “…I am innocent.”

I’ve Sold a mile of hot dogs to innocent folks. Everyone I have ever talked with at the court house said that they were innocent too.  That is not for me to judge. I only report the story as it was relayed to me, in this case, by way of official press release.

Most people that find themselves at the wrong end of the law, remain silent and avail  themselves of their rights as defendants.  They do not compound the problem by traveling 100 miles to drop a nasty little note in a Publishers/ bloggers mail box.

So I am going to overlook the kind of weird behavior and over look the “Stalking” nature of going to someones house while out on bail to interfere with the 1st Amendment freedom of the press, and suggest that is the lady has a problem with the story that she first contact the Riverside Sheriffs Department Media Information Bureau (MIB) to file a complaint to make a public retraction or correction… and/or send a email to us, or post a comment,   make any statement that she feels important and request that it be added to the story in her own defense. BUT coming to my private residence during the night and dropping off a weird note in my mail box, scaring the bejebbers  out of my wife, will only escalate your problems madam.

Have a nice day.

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Dan OBrien


Cactus Thorns has been online in one form or the other since 2001. What started as a personal blog documenting the corruption and lack of Due Process of the 29 Palms Community Development Department has turned into over these many years into a hugely popular Independent Alternative News Media Outlet. We have partnered with other media including The Desert Star Weekly, Joshua Tree Star, other blogs, indie media and an incredible staff of volunteer Reporters, Commentators and Opinion Makers to create one of the most read, honest and dependable alternative to the Local traditional Media services in the country. Thanks to you the reader we are in the 5% of most read sites in the World.

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