Saturday, April 30, 2016

Is Sierra Madre City Hall Censoring Its Facebook Page?

Doyle & Capoccia: UUT first, Monastery next?
It now appears that City Hall has instituted a new policy for its celebrated City of Sierra Madre Facebook page. Rather than running a taxpayer funded public forum that accommodates the opinions of all residents, they now seem to only want to hear from those who cling tightly to current official city policies. To the point where the city is now removing comments that it feels are antithetical to their agendas. There is a very good example of this available, and we are more than happy to share that with you today.

The following series of City of Sierra Madre's Facebook screenshots shows how these comments first appeared. This is what was originally attached to Chief Giannone's announcement regarding those new SMPD uniform embellishments we posted about on this blog yesterday. You can link to that by clicking here.


The next screenshot shows how these comments appear now. Jennifer Kloss's remark questioning SMPD expenditures for those new SMPD badges and patches has now been completely scrubbed from the site. George Orwell style, and with no explanation.


A very disturbing development. Apparently City Hall hopes to consign those residents who do not agree with their opinions to a kind of second class status. With only those closely adhering to the policies of the dominant big spending political faction in town being allowed complete access to the city's taxpayer funded Facebook page.

It is always alarming when you witness government trying to silence those who dare speak out against what it is they want. Which, in this case, has everything to do with money. The city is funding fat personal pensions on the public tax dime, and do not want to hear from anyone who might challenge that special one-sided relationship.

Things are getting ugly downtown.

More on the Dedicato Treatment Center controversy
Often some of the best parts of this blog are the comments. Wednesday's post attracted a huge amount of reader commentary. Here are three that caught my eye.




Happy Birthday MaryJane!
One of this blog's most valued readers just turned 102. MaryJane, we are honored that you have chosen to be a part of all this, and you are thought of here often. Thank you.


Happy Birthday!

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28 comments:

  1. The city is going to a lot more with that money than buy badges and patches. Get ready for quarter million dollar compensation cops.

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  2. Doyle is a very bad man. So is Capoccia.

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  3. Will it be possible to find the line item expenditure for the expense of design and purchase of these new badges and patches. What was so awful about the old ones? and why the need to change now? Was there a competititve bid for this purchase? Was it done in house with the hours spent added to the over-time pay of some "artistic" police officer? Geeze, the questions are endless...all because the Police Department does not engender confidence more and more often.

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    1. They're silver and black, Raider colors. It will help those new 20 year old recruits feel icey.

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    2. They are kinda ugly,I don't really have a problem with the emblems.I would however like to know what the building (Mcmansion) and mountain ranges are supposed to represent? I've been here over 60 years and have no idea what they could be.

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    3. Bart Doyle's dream.

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    4. Looks like a plantation rite out of the good ol' Confederacy.

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    5. Maybe one of the new homes planned for the Monastery is pictured on the badge.

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    6. It's the asylum they're building for all of the "Yes On Measure UUT" voters.

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    7. Civility Acres.

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  4. It is time for the City Council to get off it's ass and I stuck the city manager to put the LASD on duty and get rid of the SMPD. Save the city money and insure it's future. If they'd can not do that who cares about the rest of the delaying tactics as we move headlong into bankruptcy.

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    1. 7:49, the vote didn't go that way.

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    2. Public opinion will change once they figure out what a pack of lies the Yes MUUT campaign was.

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  5. Censorship in this day and age only the truth and the whole truth? This has gone by the way side long ago and never to return since the 'dark side' of local government absolute control was given back to them by voters who did not see the future ahead instead chose to live in the so called glories of the past. in 1933 this type of message giving was called 'propaganda' and it worked well for a while but you will find many SGV area local governments are using the 'bright and smiley' propaganda message to fool the naïve residents along with outsiders. Who is the Dr. Goebbels in Sierra Madre, California?

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  6. Happy Birthday, Mary Jane! You look fit as a fiddle!

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  7. Wait just a minute. Another bill of goods being sold to the hometown folk with this generic mountain, police facility, etc. Another gag a maggot momment in the conceit that Sierra Madre is Sooooo Special!

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  8. Regarding the treatment business, I looked on a realtor website for disclosure information. It said that not only are people NOT allowed to disclose that information ("Hey, there's a group of addicts and a business owner with an interesting alternative license in that house nearby") but it's blatant act of discrimination if they do - so violates this and that.
    The realtor is not supposed to mention it.....

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  9. Does the Tattler censor its blog? I mean not nasty or libel type stuff, but opinions? You betcha.

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    1. How much tax money does The Tattler get?

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    2. 11:29 needs to take a cathartic trip to the safe room.

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    3. Prove it 11:29AM. Like the other guy said, do I pay taxes to keep him going? You are a buffoon.

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  10. When Bart Doyle was told he could not change the zooning for the hillside; the school that had been mislead about Carter One filed suit against the city and WON. The hillside was never zooned for a school site to begin with.

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    1. Bart always saw a benefit to keeping lawyers gainfully employed.

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  11. HAPPY BIRTHDAY MARYJANE...MUCH LOVE SENT TO YOU....

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  12. Even though the realtor may not have to disclose the presence of a rehab home business, the neighbors sure can and this might be a small unintended saving grace for the eek at One Carter.

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  13. Just saw 3, count 'me 3 of SMPD finest. The criminal? A Chinese boy with a backpack. Took 3 cars and 3 guys! Wow!

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    1. At 5:48? Overtime for SMPD!!

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  14. Just maybe the truth is too harsh so city hall has to tone it down so it will not scare their supporters who voted the old dictators back into power? Either way the truth has a way of coming out to be exposed in sunlight.

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