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Authorities break up cockfighting event in rural Pleasanton

Original post made on Apr 28, 2020

Dozens of people allegedly took part in an illegal cockfighting event at a rural property in unincorporated Pleasanton on Saturday evening. Law enforcement broke up the party, but are still working to identify the organizers.

Read the full story here Web Link posted Tuesday, April 28, 2020, 10:41 AM

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6 people like this
Posted by Birdie
a resident of Birdland
on Apr 28, 2020 at 1:03 pm

Seriously, in first world? This is animal cruelty and violation of shelter in place and anything for stupidity??


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Posted by Bri
a resident of Danville
on Apr 28, 2020 at 2:13 pm

Why on earth do people enjoy this kind of entertainment? Also knowing there is shelter in place. That is just plain cruel and shows they don't care for the well being of other people in and around the community's. How sad!

Thank you to The police officer's on tge front linecwho havecto deal with this stupid acts of behavior.


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Posted by Pleasanton Parent
a resident of Pleasanton Meadows
on Apr 28, 2020 at 2:32 pm

.....wait, you're surprised that people engaging in cock fighting, an illegal activity already.....punishable far worse than any shelter in place "fine" or consequence as its legality is questionable...more dependent on voluntary compliance than enforcement....are not adhering to the shelter in place guidelines?

This is the mentality that supports letting criminals out of jail because they need to be protected from covid, thinking they'll adhere to those guidelines when they didn't adhere to real laws they actually broke.....and likely re-broke.


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Posted by FrequentWalkerMiles
a resident of Another Pleasanton neighborhood
on Apr 28, 2020 at 3:57 pm

those shocked by this must be transplants to CA. Spend some time outside of upper middle class enclaves and you will be amazed what goes on in vast areas of this formerly pristine state.


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Posted by Karl
a resident of Birdland
on Apr 28, 2020 at 4:23 pm

Covid-19 and SIP made them do it!

Plead insanity due inability to do what’s good for your community by staying at home and wearing a mask when you go to grocery shop....

AAAAAGH..........


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Posted by P-Town
a resident of Pleasanton Valley
on Apr 28, 2020 at 4:41 pm

Murder, Arson, & Cock Fighting - "Toto - I have a feeling we're not in Kansas anymore."


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Posted by Something to consider
a resident of Another Pleasanton neighborhood
on Apr 28, 2020 at 5:57 pm

Let me throw another "feel good story" (not) into the mix:

Web Link

Is our new Police Chief at his desk yet?


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Posted by Kathleen Ruegsegger
a resident of Vintage Hills
on Apr 28, 2020 at 6:07 pm

Even if the Chief is at his desk, he doesn’t oversee the sheriff’s department.


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Posted by Phil
a resident of Another Pleasanton neighborhood
on Apr 28, 2020 at 6:24 pm

Pleasanton Parent,

The reason the jail pop is being kept low isn't just out of some soft-heartedness on the part of the police and sheriff to protect accused criminals.

Basically, if the jail becomes a reservoir for covid (and that is a real possibility given how crowded it is, and evidenced by news stories of jails and prisons back east), people who pass through (like employees, people who make bail, or even who are sleeping off a night in the drunk tank) may contract it and bring it back out to the community.

Like, you're not wrong that there is a non-zero chance that somebody who wouldn't have made bail will commit a crime again. Hell, it's already happened. But the police, sheriff, judges, DAs, etc. have to weigh that against the chance the jail becomes the vector to infect or kill more people by covid. Not just accused criminals, but law enforcement and law-abiding citizens. Not an easy call. I don't envy the people who have to make it. I'm not sure what the right balance is, either.

Stay safe, everyone.


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Posted by Pleasanton Parent
a resident of Pleasanton Meadows
on Apr 28, 2020 at 6:30 pm

So instead of finding a way to protect the working population we just set criminals free? Who are going to do whatever they want antlyway?

Sorry, not buying it. Figure out a way to protect the working population and keep the criminals in jail. That is the problem statement. You must solve for both.


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Posted by Something to consider
a resident of Another Pleasanton neighborhood
on Apr 28, 2020 at 7:57 pm

Kathleen, please....................my point was on general "law and order", in these unusual times. It was not intended to be a comment on the specific management of this (likely) Police Union protected criminal.

For reasons you should be familiar with, given your commentary on other issues, our new Chief from Morgan Hill is/was a somewhat controversial hire; but he either is, or is not, a "necessary hire" - and I suspect we are already paying for him, and his (potentially unfunded) pension.

Hopefully this clarifies my prior post.


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Posted by Michael Austin
a resident of Pleasanton Meadows
on Apr 28, 2020 at 8:19 pm

I DO NOT UNDERSTAND THIS RAMBALING:

"it was not intended to be a comment on the specific management of this (likely) Police union protected criminal".

The police union does not protect criminals!

So why did you post comment when it is unintended?


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Posted by Phil
a resident of Another Pleasanton neighborhood
on Apr 28, 2020 at 9:39 pm

Pleasanton Parent,

This might surprise you, but life is full of trade-offs and problems that can't be solved, only managed. I would love a solution that is win-win, but frankly one beggars my imagination. Yours, too, from the fact that you didn't see to propose anything in kind. Its easy to gripe online. Its harder to see a problem from both sides.

If you have a better solution, one that keeps the law-abiding safe while not creating a reservoir for covid to infect those same law-abiding citizens, please share it.


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Posted by Pleasanton Parent
a resident of Pleasanton Meadows
on Apr 28, 2020 at 10:06 pm

Phil,
Pretty simple. Increase cleaning frequency, increase ppe, reduce inmate to guard interaction, limit medical visits for life threatening only.....similar to things we are doing on the outside and how medical facilities and businesses that are operating are doing. Isolate suspect inmates with symptoms in “the hole “

This isn’t rocket science. Hold your community to a higher expectation,


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Posted by Phil
a resident of Another Pleasanton neighborhood
on Apr 28, 2020 at 10:20 pm

I see. So, I'm curious, tell me what you think the inside of a jail looks like. Be as descriptive as you care to be. How many people go in one cell? How often does a guard interact with inmate? How often is a cell currently cleaned? What is the capacity of "the hole"? What even is "the hole"?

I'm not trying to be obtuse or dismissive. It just seems to me that law enforcement (who aren't exactly a soft on criminals kind of group) have a better sense of the practicality of what you are proposing than you do. Unless you have some special insight that they don't?


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Posted by Hypocrites
a resident of Beratlis Place
on Apr 29, 2020 at 5:26 am

So all of you who want to keep the jails intact and not care about the health risks of inmates are the same people who insist the SIP is bad for themselves?

Personally, I think people who don’t follow the guidelines for masks and social distancing should get rounded up and locked in Santa Rita. You all can work on you herd immunity safely away from those of us in Pleasanton that are doing what is right for community and following the guidelines.


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Posted by Pleasanton Parent
a resident of Pleasanton Meadows
on Apr 29, 2020 at 6:50 am

Phil,
I think it’s funny you’re holding me to a higher level of explanation for how to keep prisons in tack during this than you are those responsible for the decision. Why aren’t you asking them for that level of understanding before just accepting them releasing those individuals back into society?

Hypocrites,
Funny, breaking guidelines isn’t the same as breaking the law. You know the probability of a non-violent crime re occurrence by a previously convicted criminal? 37-50% depending on the study. Meanwhile the death rate from covid is far less than 7% worldwide less than 3% locally.
So why was this a good idea again?


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Posted by José Jiménez
a resident of Ruby Hill
on Apr 29, 2020 at 8:08 pm

Fellow citizens of Pleasanton Fellow citizens of Pleasanton!!
Where is your cultural sensitivity?
Roosters fighting is a natural act, anyone who has had chickens knows that you cannot have roosters in the same cage because they fight, many times to the death. If anyone has watched old Mexican movies, many films show movie stars singing with a mariachi in corral where roosters are to fight, and many viewers gamble on the roosters.

This is part of the culture of many folks in Mexico and many other countries. While some people may consider it cruel, cockfighting and bullfights are part of the Mexican culture. Let’s be a little more tolerant! ! I’m sure everyone attending was wearing masks and observing social distancing.


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Posted by José Jiménez
a resident of Ruby Hill
on Apr 29, 2020 at 8:09 pm

Fellow citizens of Pleasanton!!
Where is your cultural sensitivity?
Roosters fighting is a natural act, anyone who has had chickens knows that you cannot have roosters in the same cage because they fight, many times to the death. If anyone has watched old Mexican movies, many films show movie stars singing with a mariachi in corral where roosters are to fight, and many viewers gamble on the roosters.

This is part of the culture of many folks in Mexico and many other countries. While some people may consider it cruel, cockfighting and bullfights are part of the Mexican culture. Let’s be a little more tolerant! ! I’m sure everyone attending was wearing masks and observing social distancing.


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Posted by Pleasanton Parent
a resident of Pleasanton Meadows
on Apr 29, 2020 at 8:35 pm

Jose,
Is jacking them up on steroids and taping razor blades to their legs also natural?

I smell a troll....


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Posted by José Jiménez
a resident of Ruby Hill
on Apr 29, 2020 at 9:43 pm

Hi Meadows
I’m sure you must have been to the gym lately and seen all the people using steroids… If it’s good for them it’s certainly good for chickens ! And I use a razor blade every day to shave - so do many other men ......no problem !
As far as I’m aware trolls live under bridges and I’ve never been close enough to a troll to know if it smells.....


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