Posted by Al Phillips, Candidate AD 16, a resident of the Downtown neighborhood, on Jul 23, 2012 at 8:52 am
I find it interesting that Joan Buchanan would be tough on those that steal metal and then vote down a bill that would have helped to protect children from predatory teachers. I guess she feels that precious metals more valuable than precious children
Posted by William, a resident of the Sycamore Place neighborhood, on Jul 23, 2012 at 10:30 am
Uhhhhh... yes copper is more valuable than children. Currently copper is running at over $4/pound. The value of a child, after accounting for food, college, clothing, and other costs is well into the negative!
Posted by Bill, a resident of the Amberwood/Wood Meadows neighborhood, on Jul 23, 2012 at 12:35 pm
What's important is that PG&E needs their copper wire so they can hook-up to the high speed rail and make obscene amounts of money. After all in a few more years they will have another president wanting to retire with a 35 million dollar golden handshake.
What's more important, taking legal short cuts to weed out and prosecute predatory teachers or allowing PG&E unlimited profits. PG&E wins every time.
Posted by local, a resident of the Another Pleasanton neighborhood neighborhood, on Jul 23, 2012 at 2:12 pm
Are our laws on stealing copper really that lax? I would think the problem is catching and convicting those people, not changing the laws.
I also agree that it is ironic that Buchanan is more interested in the theft of copper than predatory teachers that put our kids at risk. I guess that will change once the copper folks have a strong union. It would benefit the union to have copper stolen so that people have to keep purchasing more copper.
Posted by franco, a resident of the Vineyard Hills neighborhood, on Jul 23, 2012 at 8:20 pm franco is a member (registered user) of PleasantonWeekly.com
I think the posters are missing the point as well as the laughability index in this article....
It says the bill adds vandalism to the theft charge and raises the fine to $1000 from $250... Wowwww! Wheee! All you criminals have now been served notice. Not only will you be charged with felony crime resulting in a trip to the pokey of some length, you will be fined $1000! Take that, criminals. Now, that's deterrent! I doubt we will have anymore metal thefts if this bill passes.
Posted by liberalism is a disease, a resident of the Birdland neighborhood, on Jul 24, 2012 at 8:50 am liberalism is a disease is a member (registered user) of PleasantonWeekly.com
That fine is almost as high as the one imposed on Hayashi. Maybe Buchanan could focus on increasing shoplifting fines as well.
In the meantime, if you see Hayashi near your wiring or pipes, it's probably because she needs the copper to help with funding for the next election cycle. She's a wonderful public servant and deserves your vote because she has your best interest in mind. LOL
Posted by Steve, a resident of the Parkside neighborhood, on Jul 24, 2012 at 9:22 am
Life inprisonment for all copper thiefs. Immediate inprisonment and removal of pension for any teacher suspected of abusing a child. Do away with union; do away with grievince sessions; do away with jury system. Lock em up. Problem solved. Its for the kids and its good for my pocket book.
Posted by Jersey Malcolm, a resident of the Deer Oaks/Twelve Oaks neighborhood, on Jul 24, 2012 at 1:52 pm
I guess they might respond to more crime if there were more of them. But who wants to pay for police to protect the lives of others? I don't. If everybody just carried a gun we wouldn't need cops at all. Because I'm level headed, and if your not thats probably because your mentally diseased like all liberals are. Ha!