Posted by William Tell, a resident of the Another Pleasanton neighborhood neighborhood, on Sep 27, 2012 at 1:40 pm
If only we could exponentially increase the wages and pensions of these union employees (many of whom "testified" at a City Council meeting on pension reform), they wouldn't have to resort to selling drugs to augment their income. Cook-Kalio for Mayor!
Posted by Bored by Union Bashing, a resident of the Another Pleasanton neighborhood neighborhood, on Sep 27, 2012 at 4:11 pm
"Unions" are bad because an individual person broke the law? It was "union" employees who arrested her! Bad apples don't spoil the bunch. Get real. She disgraced herself to her employer and co-workers. She'll pay the consequences.
I'm sick of hearing bad things about unions because a very few high paid administrators get big retirements. Stop lumping all union employees together. MOST of us earn low wages & have little to look forward to in retirement packages.
What about those "non-union" employees who make big "bonuses" of thousands of dollars? My brother-in law gets them all the time! $25-80K a pop. Outrageous bonuses for the few while the rest of the non-union employees struggle to feed & house their families.
Posted by keep it up, a member of the Harvest Park Middle School community, on Sep 27, 2012 at 4:39 pm
Bored by Union Bashing,
While I too am tired of the endless union bashing, I say, let them keep it up. Anyone who is even partially on the fence about the issue of public employee labor groups, can't help but be disgusted by the use of this event to push their tired, right-wing agenda. As a city resident I'm outraged and appalled if this is true (innocent until proven guilty). I feel that's a pretty natural reaction. On the other hand, those who would use it to try and fuel their partisan BS are shameless and classless and it should be fairly obvious to anyone reading.
Posted by dublingirl, a resident of Dublin, on Sep 27, 2012 at 5:06 pm
Don't let one bad apple spoil it for the whole group. There are very hard working city employees who have negotiated in good faith for their salaries and benefits. There are doctors and nurses out there addicted to drugs. Does that mean all doctors and nurses shouldn't be trusted or don't deserve a decent salary?
Posted by Why no drug testing?, a resident of the Another Pleasanton neighborhood neighborhood, on Sep 27, 2012 at 8:03 pm
Why would employees not have regular "random" drug testing? A little ridiculous that calls she received from citizens reporting dealers in the parks, etc. were received by her. I hope she isn't providing them (dealers) info on these calls.
Posted by William Tell, a resident of the Another Pleasanton neighborhood neighborhood, on Sep 28, 2012 at 12:03 pm
Thanks to the Stoneridge mall Bart expansion, da demographics of da mall have changed. Yesterday I saw a "clever" tshirt with the Warner Brothers logo that said "warn a brotha" when the po-lice are coming. Not making this up. I'm sure "stop snitch in'" and other gang member fashions are next. Raise da roof, yeahie ye-ah!
Posted by Where's the Story?, a resident of the Another Pleasanton neighborhood neighborhood, on Sep 28, 2012 at 7:37 pm
Everyone knows the fascist cops don't have to follow the law. She will retire on her full salary, 50% tax free for her "disability" and smoke dope and crack 24 hours a day, laughing at the sucker tax payers and utterly convinced she deserves it.
Posted by Geoff, a resident of the Castlewood neighborhood, on Feb 21, 2013 at 9:37 am
The Pleasanton PD and Alameda Sheriff's department seem to have some serious problems with keeping information confidential. Thats what this dispatcher was originally being investigated for, as well as making harrasing phone calls from work. Pleasanton seems to have a number of problems not the least of which seems to be their hiring process. We already new how sloppy the sheriff's department is seems their always running amuck some new shinanagin evey month. Here are a couple highlights from recent article. Shine the light on these guys and smoke out the real criminals.
1. Pleasanton Police Capt. Craig Eicher said the search and arrest occurred Wednesday night and police found what they suspect is methamphetamine along with prescription medications in bindles -- small packages used to hold drugs -- for which Feathers did not have a prescription.
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5. Pleasanton Police Capt. Craig Eicher said the search and arrest occurred Wednesday night and police found what they suspect is methamphetamine along with prescription medications in bindles -- small packages used to hold drugs -- for which Feathers did not have a prescription.